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Tax Service
Free Electronic Filing On Base
Page 3


Public Works
Maintaining Regional Facilities
Pages 6-7


New Director
Fitness Center/Gym Get New Leader
Page 11


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY


www.jaxairnews.com


17,2005


A CHINFO AWARD-WINNING NEWSPAPER


TOUCHING


BASE


'Devil Does'


deploy to

By Loren Barnes
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs


Ira(


Commissary hours
Commissary patrons are
reminded that early shop-
ping hours from 7-9 a.m.
are only for 15 items or
less, to give service mem-
bers and other patrons an
opportunity to pick up
snacks or lunch items.
Disabled shoppers may
begin their regular shop-
ping at 8:30 a.m. All others
must wait until 9 a.m.
when the store opens for
normal shopping hours.
For more information, call
542-5311.


NCLC Hours
Navy College Learning
Center (NCLC) will be
closed on Monday, in ob-
servance of the Presidents
Day federal holiday. Due
to the holiday closure, the
NCLC will be open on
Feb. 26 from 9 a.m. 2
p.m. to provide students
an extra opportunity to get
some study time in. Any
student interested in tak-
ing advantage of these
special hours is encour-
aged to call the NCLC at
542-3676 in order to
reserve a seat. Walk-ins
will also be welcomed.


Acquisition
conference and
trade show coming
The sixth annual Jack-
sonville Acquisition Excel-
lence Conference and
Trade Show, hosted by the
Jacksonville naval com-
munity, will take place at
the University of North
Florida's University Center
on April 13-14. The theme
for this year's conference
is 'Transformation: The
Pursuit of Excellence
through Joint Capabilities."
Dave Carey, acclaimed
motivational speaker and
author, will kick-off the
event. Director of Defense
Procurement and
Acquisition Policy Deidre
Lee is the keynote speak-
er. This two-day confer-
ence provides a one-stop
educational opportunity for
government and industry
personnel to exchange the
most up-to-date informa-
tion on technical innova-
tions in program manage-
ment, logistics, engineer-
ing, contracting, and budg-
eting through a number of
classes on both days.
Department of Defense
acquisition workforce
members will receive 16
continuous learning points
for participating in both
days of the event. For
information and registra-
tion, go to www.acqconf.
com.


Photos by HM2 Heather Hunter
Psychiatrist Capt. Peter True and his wife, Patti
embrace before he boards the bus. True is the head
of the combat stress team deploying with the 2nd
ESSG platform.


ifty-seven medical personnel attached to
Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Fla.'s 2nd
Force Service Support Group (2nd FSSG)
platform deployed to support Operations in
Iraq last Thursday morning.
This deployable platform comprised of doc-
tors, nurses and hospital corpsmen from Naval
Hospital Jacksonville and its Branch Health
Clinics, augment a larger 2nd FSSG command
based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. When deployed
they provide medical support to U.S. Marine
forces in theater.
All of Naval Hospital Jacksonville's active
duty medical personnel serve a dual role. They
maintain readiness to put "muddy boots" on
the ground if deployed to support our forces
abroad while also continuing to provide excel-
lent care to active duty, military family mem-
bers and our retired veterans at home.
Lt. Cmdr. Chris Foster, who commands the
deploying platform, said his people are ready
to fulfill their mission. "I'm proud to say we
have the finest team of medical professionals
the Navy can provide," he said. Foster
explained that as they integrate into the 2nd
FSSG support units already in Iraq, the Naval
Hospital Jacksonville platform will form a sur-
gical company at Camp Fallujah.
He said the company will have a good mix of
medical personnel who have been in Iraq once
or for some twice before. "We'll actually fall in


SPhoto by PH3 Clarke Desire
BM1(SW) Joseph Green of Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. (right) and his wife,
Ungenetta, graciously accept the Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Sailor of the
Year trophy from Rear Adm. Annette E. Brown, CNRSE, during the CNRSE Sailor of the Year
banquet Feb. 10.


Green earns CNRSE


Sailor of the Year honors


By 01 Mike England
Assistant Editor


commander, Navy Region Southeast
(CNRSE) named BM1(SW) Joseph
Green of Naval Submarine Base
Kings Bay, Ga., as its 2004 Sailor of the
Year during a ceremony held Thursday at
the NAS Jacksonville Officer's Club. Green
competed against 20 other Sailors from
commands within the Southeast Region.
Commands falling under Commander,
Navy Region Southeast have been screening
their Sailors, examining their professional
records, qualifications, their duty assign-
ments, awards, and civic involvement over
the past two months. Green was chosen
from among hundreds of petty officers
screened.
"This has been a very enjoyable week, like
a paid Navy vacation. I got the chance to
mix and mingle with a lot of interesting


people and I gained a lot of knowledge and
insight from my fellow nominees," Green
said.
"The other nominees and I really came
together as a team during the week. There
wasn't any backstabbing going on. Everyone
really got along well and had a great time,"
he added.
Green, a York, Ala. native, enlisted in the
Navy Oct. 16, 1990. After graduating from
Recruit Training Center, Orlando, and Sea-
man Apprenticeship School, he joined the
fleet aboard USS Grasp (ARS-51) in Little
Creek, Va. and served there until March
1996.
Highlights of Green's tour include being
advanced to petty officer third class and
being selected as Junior Sailor of the
Quarter during the second quarter of fiscal
year 1993.
See SOY, Page 12


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Wartime partings can be painful. Lina Williams
holds her son HN George Williams close as he
says farewell.
on the group that is already there. We'll shad-
ow them for a few weeks and then they'll leaye
and we'll have it," he said.
As far as the duties they're leaving behind at
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Foster said, "I
think the strength and diversity of the hospital
is evident. I don't think they're really going to


See DEVIL DOCS, Page 12


Photo courtesy of Motorsports Images and Archives
LN1(SW/FMF) Troy LeBlanc waves the green flag sig-
naling the start of the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona
International Speedway last Saturday.

NAS Jax Sailor starts

NASCAR season

at Daytona Speedway

By 01 Mike England
Assistant Editor
SN1(SW/FMF) Troy LeBlanc, the command
legalman at the NAS Jacksonville Command
Judge Advocate's Office, was the honorary
starter at the Budweiser Shootout at Daytona
International Speedway Saturday night. NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Chip Dobson awarded
LeBlanc the honor after he returned from a six-
month deployment in Iraq last month.
"I couldn't think of anyone more deserving than
LN1," Dobson said. "He served his country in Iraq
with honor and distinction and it is because of serv-
ice members like him that the Iraqi people had the
opportunity to have free elections."
LeBlanc, already overwhelmed by being home and
seeing his family, was floored by the prospect of
starting a live NASCAR race. "It was all just too
much to be honest," LeBlanc said. "I had been away
so long and was just grateful to be able to spend
time with my family. When the CO gave me this
See NASCAR, Page 12


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2 axAir NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 17, 2005


FROM THE FLEET


How to get debt out of your rearview mirror


% FLTCM(AW/SW) Jon
ompson
Fleet Command Master Chief
he holiday season is
behind us now but
many of you are just
now starting to see the
financial ramifications. If
you spent money like there
was no tomorrow, I hate to
tell you, but tomorrow is
here.
Tomorrow comes in the
form of large credit card
bills, bigger monthly pay-
ments on existing debt, and
the potential abandonment
of savings plans because you
miscalculated to plan for the
added bills.
I spend a sizeable amount
of time advising you on
financial health. One of my
many professional aspira-
tions is to improve the
financial health of every
Sailor in the fleet, El to E9.
While you may think the
holidays are in your rear-
vies mirror, keep in mind
the fine print at the bottom
ofthe mirror, "Things may
appear farther away than
they really are."
SHere's what I urge you to
ask yourself: If you didn't
have enough money saved
up for the holidays this year,
anid have dug yourself fur-
Sther in debt because of it,
what makes you think you'll
be in better financial shape
19 months from now when
the next holiday season is
upon us?
Honestly, the odds are
you'll be worse off than last


FLTCM(AW/SW) Jon
Thompson
year because statistics indi-
cate most of us spend more
than we make. Thus, the
slippery slope to financial
trouble gets steeper and
steeper. Fortunately, there
is potential hope...but it
takes a plan and some disci-
pline.
Let's start with a ques-
tion. What is financial
health? The question, while
simple, is not easily
answered. It's not just a
measure of how much
money you have in your
wallet or your savings
account.
Moreover, it's a measure
of your entire financial
world, a financial world that
began as soon as you
entered the workforce
(which could be as early as
16 year old for some of you).
Financial institutions
gauge your financial health
by consulting your credit
report and then assigning
you a score. Your credit


report is like a lifetime
record of your spending and
payment history. It also
determines your borrowing
power.
When lenders review your
credit report, there are four
areas of focus: credit, net
worth, assets, and economy.
Obviously, your credit is the
primary focal point. It rep-
resents your ability to keep
your promise to make pay-
ments on time.
If you have not reviewed
your credit report, you
should. It is not just avail-
able to lenders; you have a
right to review it. There are
companies that offer one or
all three of the major report-
ing companies.
Here are a few common-
sense credit tips that might
help you pare down your
debt this year:
*Make bill payments as
early as possible. Try to
never make a late payment.
*Close any accounts that
you do not use. Having too
many revolving credit lines
open actually hurts your
credit score. Also, dormant
accounts are susceptible to
identity theft.
*Obtain more credit only
if you spend less each
month than your take home
pay. Only borrow within
your means.
*Try to pay more than
just the interest on your
credit accounts. Paying
down the principle is the
only way to get to the finish
line.
The above is not an all-


inclusive list. If you live
payday to payday, without
saving any of your money,
I'm betting there are other
ways you can help yourself.
First, work up a budget and
then live by it. Every budg-
et analyst suggests you pay
yourself first, and then work
up the rest.
Unfortunately, I think
many of you think that
means pay your bills, and
then spend all the rest.
That's not the point. The
goal of a budget is to illus-
trate your spending habits
and then help you develop a
plan to save, pay your bills,
and still have some money
to enjoy life.
Shipmates, keep in mind
that in all of your formal
schooling and training, most
of you have never had any
formal schooling on finan-
cial health. For most of us,
we learn as we go, making
lots of mistakes.
Let me tell you, the older
you get, and the more senior
you become, the penalties
for not paying attention to
your financial health
become more painful. Now
is the time for you to devote
time and energy to making
sure you are fully in control
of your financial future.
Preparing for the holidays
starts today, not in
November. If you have ques-
tions about your financial
health, contact your chief,
your command financial
specialist and or the Navy
Fleet and Family Support
Center.


ON THE HOMEFRONT


My clutter and nomadic tendencies can't be tamed


SBy Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor
Iwas making dinner a few
nights ago when Dustin
came home and said,
"What would you think
about moving to Norfolk...in
November?"
With my back still
toward him (he wasn't fully
inside the house yet), I
slammed a pan of fish sticks
on the stove and sighed.
Military spouses always
know this day will come; it
lives in the darkest recesses
of our minds, even when,
believe it or not, we're
unpacking and moving into
a new home.
Before the old packing
boxes are broken down and
recycled, a military wife is
thinking, "What will my
strategy be for packing all
this again on a moment's
notice?" It's a sickness, real-
ly. Have you ever met a
group of people so adept at
setting up and tearing down
a home?
I know military wives
who keep some boxes sealed


in the attic, ready for the
next move, because they
think, "What are the
chances I'll need our
Christmas decorations
before we move again?"
When Dustin and I were
first married, relocating was
fairly simple. We lived in a
900-square foot apartment
in San Diego, Calif., and
everything we owned
(minus the car) fit inside.
.Now that Ford and Owen
have joined the mix, howev-
er, moving has become
increasingly more difficult.
As soon as Dustin said the
word "move," I'm not exag-
gerating when I say every
pile of clutter jumped up
from its home in the covers
or the living room to sneer
at me. "Heh-heh," they said;
"you'll never box us up!"
But their heckles weren't
nearly as painful as my
civilian friend's voice when
she said, "Move? What do
you mean? But it's so soon!"
This is probably the worst
part of all when it comes to
moving. First, it's the near-
est thing to having Leprosy


when you tell a new friend
or employer that you're a
"military wife," because they
usually respond with, "So,
that means you'll be moving
again, right?" Believe it or
not dear military friends,
most civilians think our
nomadic lifestyle is not only
abnormal,, but dangerous!
No one wants to hire or
befriend someone who
might leave at any time.
A few nights after Dustin
mentioned the M-word in
our house, we were at a
"Hail and Farewell" party.
These functions are the mil-
itary's two-birds-with-one-
stone approach to the way
in which we live. This is
when we say "hello" and
"goodbye" to friends and co-
workers in one party. The
military has so many people
coming and going, they
must consolidate the well-
wishes into a single event.
At one point during the
party, a woman said, "We're
moving to California on
Thursday," and all of us
around her said, "Oh, you'll
love it there; it's so beauti-


ful." Then another said,
"We're moving to
Washington before the sum-
mer," and someone else said,
"We were just there and had
a wonderful time."
No one was crying or baf-
fled like my civilian friend.
No one said, "What? You
can't leave! Not yet!"
Maybe it's because we
know, as military families,
we'll run into each other
again? Or maybe we've just
grown used to the idea of
leaving friends behind?
Yesterday, though, Dustin
told me moving to Norfolk is
no longer in the picture.
Again, no surprise to a mili-
tary wife. What would life
be without a moving-scare
here and there? And it's just
as well because those piles
of clutter in the living room
were serious when they said
I'd never get them into a
box. But just wait; they'll
have their day. Oh yes, they
will have their day.
Someday.
Sarah Smiley can be reached
for comments at www.sarah
smiley.com.


HEY, MONEYMANI


Hey Moneyman:
I keep hearing about
"identity theft." I was told
that someone could deplete
my checking account, get to
my savings, and charge
things on my credit cards.
They also said it would take
forever to get the mess
fixed! What can I do to pre-
vent this from happening?
Moneyman Sez:
Identity theft is becoming
more and more common and
there are things that you
can do to protect yourself.
While no one can totally
prevent this crime from
occurring, here are some
positive steps to take which
will decrease your risk:
Check your credit
reports once a year from all
three of the credit reporting
agencies listed below.
Guard your Social
Security number (SSN).
When possible, do not carry
your SSN card with you.
Do not put your SSN or
drivers license number on
your checks.
Guard your personal
information. You should
never give your SSN to any-
one unless they have a good
reason for needing it.


Watch for people who
may try to eavesdrop and
overhear the information
you give out orally.
Carefully destroy papers
you throw out, especially
those with sensitive or iden-
tifying information.
Be suspicious of tele-
phone solicitors. Never pro-
vide information unless you
have initiated the call.
Delete without replying
to any suspicious email
requests. You can also block
and report Spam depending
on what type of e-mail you
use.
Use a locked mailbox to
send and receive all mail.
Reduce the number of
pre-approved credit card
offers you receive -888-
50PT OUT.
If you become an identity
theft victim, there are also
steps to follow. First, call
your bank and they will
launch an investigation.
Next, contact the Federal
Trade Commission at
www.consumer.gov/idtheft
or 877-IDTHEFT and let
them know about the crime.
To contact the credit
reporting agencies:
TransUnion: 800-888-
\I


4213, www.tuc.com, (fraud
division- 800-680-7289)
TDD 800-553-7803
Experian: 888-EXPERIAN,
www.experian.com, (fraud
div.- 888-397-3742), TDD
8 0 0 9 7 2 0 3 2 2
Equifax: 800- 685-1111,


www.equifax.com, (fraud
division- 800-525-6285).
Have operator call the Auto
Disclosure Line at 1-800-
685-1111.
More questions? Call Hey
MoneyMan at 778-0353.


SUNDAY SERVICES
You are invited to the following Base Chapel Worship
Sern ices this Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday 5 p.m. Catholic Mass
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist Episcopal
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
I I a.m. Protestant Worship
6:30 p.m. ContemporarN Ser ice
"The Leading Edge." Hangar 7-9 at the Base Chapel
Center.
Protestant Sunday School program is at 9:45-10:45 a.m.,
and Catholic CCD is 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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RM2(RU) MRTHEW RIDDLE

.;4 Job title/command:
FISC Jax Hazmat

S Hometown: Grafton, Ohio


Family Life: Steady girlfriend.


Past Duty Stations: HS-15


Career Plans: To stay in the Navy as long
as possible.


Most Interesting Experience: Spending
time in Croatia on detachment.


Words of Wisdom: If you don't stand for
something, you will fall for anything.

,r a r a


N Chikeeta Jones

SJob title/command:
Management Assistant,
J FISC Jax

Hometown: Bowling Green, Ky.


Family I
ter (high s
poral) and


Past Du
Italy, NAS


Career
mobility, e


Most Inl
vacation t
God son.


Words c
between


Life: Working mom with one dauc
school senior), one son (USMC co
1 one precious granddaughter.


ity Stations: NAS Sigonella, Sicily,
SJacksonville


Plans: To continue with upward
education and retire.


teresting Experience: A cruise


:o the Bahamas with my children and



of Wisdom: Prayer is the bridge


panic and peace.


U


FFSC offers educational

and support programs
he NAS Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) Life Skills Education and Support
Program is the foremost preventive measure for the
avoidance of personal and family problems.
All FFSC workshops and classes are free and available to
service members and their families, and civilian personnel
aboard the base.
Pre-registration is required. If special accommodations or
handicapped access is required, please notify FFSC upon
registration.
The following workshops are coming up:
Feb. 24 Home Buyers Workshop
Feb. 28 March 3 Transition Assistance Program (retir-
ing)
March 8 Smooth Move Workshop
March 10 Car Buying Workshop
March 14-17 Transition Assistance Program (separating)
March 28-31 Transition Assistance Program (retiring)
For more information or to register, call 542-2766, Ext.
127.






NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer ................Capt. Chip Dobson
Public Affairs Officer Charles P. "Pat" Dooling
Deputy Public Affairs Officer Miriam A. Lareau
U.S. Naval Air Station. lacksonville Editorial Staff
Editor Miriam S. Gallet
Assistant Editor 101 Mike England
Manager Ellen S. Rykert
Staff Writer Kaylee LaRocque
Design/Layout George Atchley, Kaylee LaRocque
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JaHRiH ftIOWS, NAS Jacksonville, I llursday, I'ebruaiy I /, ZUu5 3


HS-11 officer selected 2004


Maintenance Officer of the Year


By Lt. j.g. John Roath
HS-11 PAO
Lt. Paul Ouellette, HS-
11 Maintenance
Material Control offi-
cer, has received the honor
of being named the 2004
Commander Helicopter
Antisubmarine Wing, U.S.
Atlantic Fleet (COMH-
SWINGLANT)
Maintenance officer of the
Year during a ceremony in
which Adm. Denby
Starling, commander, Naval
Air Forces Atlantic, pre-
sented the award.
This award adds to the
list of accolades received by
HS-ll's Maintenance
Department in recent
months.
Ouellette earned this
award by masterfully man-
aging 139 maintenance per-
sonnel and thousands of
maintenance actions during
HS-11's last deployment,
while embarked aboard
USS Enterprise (CVN 65),
and from his contributions
during two carrier qualifi-
cation detachments and
Summer Pulse 2004.
The award also recog-
nizes Ouellette's efforts


while ashore. Ouellette's
outstanding ability to man-
age both material and man-
power resources led to
2,200 mishap free flight
hours and 776 sorties with
a 99.6 percent completion
rate during deployment.
This includes a detach-
ment of two helicopters
embarked on USS Ogden
(LPD 5), on station over
2,000 miles away off the
Horn of Africa. He was able
to juggle maintenance for
this detachment as well as
for the five remaining heli-
copters aboard USS
Enterprise (CVN 65).
The resurrection of the
first YSH-60F prototype
was also spearheaded by
Ouellette.
The award citation reads,
inpart, "No assignment is
too difficult for this
remarkable leader. Lt.
Ouellette's contributions
and commitment to this
command cannot be
matched and make him an
ideal candidate for this
award".
At a ceremony at the
COMHSWINGLANT build-
ing last week, Adm. H.
Denby Starling, command-


Photo courtesy of HS-11
Adm. Denby Starling, commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic,
presents Lt. Paul Ouellette with a plaque to commemorate
the award.


er, Naval Air Forces
Atlantic, presented the
award to Ouellette.
Ouellette will now com-
pete on a national level for
maintenance officer of the
year, having earned the


award for the Navy's south-
eastern region. His indeli-
ble professionalism and
expertise make him a
strong contender for the
national award.


Free tax preparation available on base


From Naval Legal Service
Office Southeast
Free Volunteer Income
Tax Assistance
Electronic Tax Filing
(VITA/ELF) is available on
base in Building 583 week-
days through April 15. The
hours are Monday,
Wednesday and Friday
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Tuesday and Thursdays
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Tax Center will only
assist with the preparation
and filing of personal
income taxes assistance
with small business tax
preparation is not avail-


able.
VITA volunteers can
assist with filing Form
1040EZ, Form 1040A (with
Schedules 1, 2, 3, and EIC),
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Photos courtesy of the Navy Wives Club of America Jax #86
Members of the Navy Wives Club of America lax #86
hold a symbolic blue candle following the club's 59th
Installation of Officers mass held at the All Saints Chapel
Jan. 29. Following the mass, the incoming board mem-
bers, accompanied by NAS Jax Commanding Officer
Capt. Chip Dobson and his wife, Rhonda, moved to the
NAS Jax Officers' Club for the official ceremony during
which Dobson administered the oath of office to the new
officers. (First row, from left) Rhonda Dobson, Capt.
Dobson, Diana Buckton, incoming president, Pearl Aran,
recording secretary, Darlene Morton standing for Dana
Short, corresponding secretary, Flora Trantham, chaplain,
and Chaplain (Lt.) Troy Todd. (Back row, from left) Amy
Johnson, vice-president, Nancy Burr, treasurer and
Barbara Howard, parliamentarian.


















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Club of America (NWCA) Jax #86 presents a certificate of
appreciation to Amy Prue of the Navy Exchange during
the club's 59th Installation of Officers dinner at the NAS
Jax Officers' Club Jan. 29. "The Navy Exchange is one of
our big supporters and the NWCA would like to recognize
all they do with this certificate of appreciation," said Aran
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4 JaxAlr NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 17, 2005


Butts selected as



HS-3 Sailor of Year


Photo by PHAN Jonathan Hutto Sr.
A S-3B Viking from VS-24 "Scouts" prepares to land on the
flight deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt as part of their flight
deck certification in the Atlantic Ocean.


'Scouts' deck-certify


aboard Roosevelt


By Lt. Rob Wilhelm
VS-24 PAO


T he "Scouts" of VS-24
packed up and left
NAS Jacksonville
Jan. 11 to join. USS
Theodore Roosevelt (TR)
and it's strike group for the
first time prior to the
upcoming deployment for
deck certification and pilot
carrier qualifications. This
short detachment signified
the start of work-ups for
the Scouts' fall' 2005
deployment.
"It was great to be back
with our ship and air wing
team. The weather condi-
tions were a challenge, but
all hands performed
superbly in less than opti-
mal conditions," stated
Cmdr. T. J. Fasanello, VS-
24 commanding officer.
TR pulled out of Norfolk,
Va. Jan. 12 with plans of
having the entire air wing
aboard by the next day.
Unfortunately, a cold
front bringing high winds
and heavy seas delayed
flight operations for four
days. The Sailors on board
TR waited out the poor
weather until Jan. 16,
when the air wing was
finally able to fly aboard.
While heavy seas
delayed further flight oper-
ations on Jan. 17, the ship
searched up and down the
east coast to find a break
in the weather and steady
seas.
The TR Sailors witnessed
sub-freezing weather with
snow flying over the flight


deck. The seas flattened
out by Jan. 18, allowing
the battle group to com-
mence flight deck certifica-
tion. Once the certification
was completed, the Scouts'
goal was to carrier qualify
15 pilots in two days.
"Weather conditions
were very demanding on
the pilots with 15-degree
air temperatures and fly-
ing snow decreasing visi-
bility. Aircrew had to wear
dry suits during their
flights, which are quite
cumbersome and decrease
range of motion," remarked
Lt. Kyle Horlacher, VS-24.
landing signals officer.
With poor weather condi-
tions and time available
becoming short, qualifying
all the junior pilots of the
squadron became the pri-
mary goal of the detach-
ment.
The ground and aircrews
worked hard to achieve
this goal. After working
day and night for two days,
all VS-24 junior pilots were
carrier qualified and the
Scouts qualified a higher
percentage of pilots than
any other squadron in the
air wing. The squad-ron's
jets returned home to NAS
Jacksonville on the
evening of Jan. 20.
The Scouts' detachment
with TR and her strike
group was an excellent
example of dealing with
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HS-3 recognized AO1
(AW) David Butts
as its 2004 Sailor of
the Year on Jan. 26 during
an awards ceremony held
in the squadron's hangar.
Butts, 29, of Flint, Mich.,
distinguished himself
among nearly 200 other
enlisted personnel and was
also a finalist for the 2004
Commander Helicopter
Antisubmarine Wing, U.S.
Atlantic Fleet (COMH-
SWINGLANT) Sailor of the
Year.
During the past year,
Butts did an outstanding
job as leading ordnance
petty officer, quality assur-
ance inspector and quality
assurance representative.
He was directly responsible
for the complete overhaul of
32 quality assurance man-


aged or monitored pro-
grams and was the com-
mand's only first class petty
officer qualified and
authorized to certify air-
craft safe for flight. Under
his leadership, his shop
achieved outstanding in
several naval aviation
inspections (Conventional
Weapons Technical Profi-
ciency Inspection (CWTPI),
AMMT and HSWING
AMCI). Through these
accomplishments, Butts
was awarded the coin of
excellence (one of 20 ever
awarded from Air Forces,
Atlantic Fleet).
His superior leadership
skills were tested and
proven during the wing's
CWTPI. His unmatched
professionalism, meticulous
planning and superior lead-
ership, led two load teams
to flawless performances
resulting in inspection com-


pletion within one day vice
the four days normally
scheduled.
All five programs he
managed, or monitored
received zero discrepancies
and were noted as being
outstanding. He also estab-
lished the organizational
maintenance level training
syllabus for the SH-60, to
be implemented in the
Phase 2 portion of the 5-
vector model, thus helping
.to change the future of the
Navy and how qualifica-
tions are met.
In addition to being the
command fitness leader, he
personally directed and
accurately managed the
urinalysis program ensur-
ing flawless collection and
transportation of 576 sam-
ples.
Recognized by COMH-
SWINGLANT as the only
command in the wing being


AOI(AW) David Butts
100 percent in compliance
with all program-mandated
directives.
"Petty Officer Butts's
aggressive hands-on ap-
proach and leadership have
had a tremendous and posi-
tive impact on squadron
morale and have directly
improved the overall quali-
ty and safety of my com-
mand," stated HS-3's Com-
manding Officer, Cmdr.
Steve Holmes. "He has
proven himself a leader,
mentor and technician of
unparalleled ability."
Butts has two daughters,
Brittany and Alexandria.


'Mauler' officer excels on rifle range


By Lt. j.g. Jeff Harper
VS-32 PAO


t. Joe Zerby humbly
declined squadron
recognition this week
for his exceptional skill and
performance as a member
of the Navy Marksmanship
Team (USNMT). Zerby, VS-
32's intelligence officer, has
been competing with the
service rifle team for the
past 10 years.
Qualification for the rifle
and pistol teams requires
distinction. Sailors must
tryout and shoot well
enough at the fleet matches
to be invited to All-Navy
matches. The top 20 com-
petitors from All-Navy are
then named to the rifle or
pistol team for that year
and represent the Navy at
interservice and national


manship and safety train-
ing for U.S. Navy personnel.
Zerby will serve as the
assistant rifle match direc-
tor in May for the annual
Atlantic Fleet Rifle and
Pistol Match hosted by the
USNMT. The Sailors who
participate in fleet matches
represent their commands
in individual and team
events, earn marksmanship
medals and badges, and
qualify to stand armed
watches aboard ships and


Photo courtesy of VS-32
Lt. Joe Zerby of VS-32 dis-
plays one of his medals after
a rifle competition.
matches.
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JaxAlr News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 17, 2005 5


VS-22 is midway


By Lt. j.g. Brian Hockin
VS-22 PAO
he VS-22 "Check-
mates" are currently
underway aboard
USS Harry S. Truman
where the aircrew are set-
ting the standard for S-3B
flight operations and just
passed the midpoint of
their cruise in the Arabian
Gulf.
The squadron continues
to conduct numerous criti-
cal missions in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom,
including electronic sup-
port, sea control, and petro-
leum infrastructure surveil-
lance, as well as the always
required in-flight fueling of
low fuel state aircraft.
These high- tempo flight
operations have seen the
Checkmates fly more than
364 combat support mis-
sions, logging over 1,060
flight hours in the short
time they have been in the


Photo courtesy of VS-22
On Christmas Day Santa Claus personally reenlisted the fol-
lowing sailors on the USS Harry S. Truman flight Deck. From
left to right: PN3 Roslyn Tyler, AME3 JuanLuis Adreanni and
AD2 Andy Meade.
gulf. These achievements Dubai in the United Arab
could not have been accom- Emirates. Celebrating the
polished without the tireless winter holidays away from
efforts of the Checkmate families and friends was
maintenance team. difficult bdt squadron per-
Along the way, the sonnel made the best of it.
Checkmates had the pleas- The Checkmates and
ure of visiting the ports of Truman were treated to a
Souda Bay, Crete, Manama, USO show onboard the car-
Bahrain and most recently rier, which showcased John


Wilson to retire after 30 years service


From NAVCOMTELSTA
A after 30 years of
proud and dedicated
service, CWO4 Ro-
bert Wilson, base communi-
cations officer at Naval
Computer and Telecommu-
nications Station Jackson-
ville, will retire tomorrow
at 1 p.m.
The ceremony will be
held at the NAS Jax
Officer's Club. Wilson's son,
Robert, and daughter,
Amber, are the guest speak-
ers for the event.
Wilson is a native of
Tampa, b9rn on New Year's
Day 1956. He graduated
from East Bay High School
in 1974 and joined the
Navy in June 1975. Wilson
attended boot camp at RTC
Orlando.
Shortly after returning


the world during his career
including, COMSUBLANT
BCT Norfolk, Va., Com-
mander, Submarine Group
Seven in Yokosuka, Japan,,
USS Sterett, USS Gallery,
Ground Electronics .at NAS
Jacksonville, USS Leyte
Gulf, Ordnance Depart-
ment NS Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, USS John F. Ken-
nedy, and finally at Naval
Computer and Telecommu-
nications Station Jackson-
ville.


~c-i i~n---
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his high school sweetheart,
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to Norfolk, Va. together so
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subsequent intelligence
training and a career path
that placed him with the
"Maulers" in November
2003.
Zerby's list of accolades is
long and distinguished. He
is currently one of only two
active duty Navy members
to hold a "High Master"
classification in service rifle
competition earned by his
ability to consistently shoot
97 percent or above in com-
petition. Only 25 active
duty members are author-
ized to wear the distin-
guished marksman badge
and Zerby is included
among them.
He has placed as high as
ninth in the nation with the
service rifle and been


named to the President's
100 by scoring among the
top 10 percent of competi-
tors, not exceeding 100, in
the President's Match that
is held during the national
matches. Zerby, a 2003
recipient of the Adm.
Arleigh Burke Trophy
awarded to the Navy com-
petitor with the highest
aggregate score, also won
the Wyatt Trophy in 2002
further distinguishing him-
self as the highest scoring
Navy competitor.
Despite his impressive
list of achievements, Zerby
still remains modest. This
disposition accented by his
diligent professionalism
and tolerance for aviators
has made him a highly val-
ued member of the Mauler
wardroom.


through
-- Elway and Robin Williams.
Santa Claus even made a
special visit on Christmas
S_- day to personally re-enlist
-i- VS-22's AD2 Andy Meade
and AME3 JuanLuis
Adreanni.
PN3 Roslyn Ty-ler of the.
Harry S Truman Personnel
Department was also reen-
listed by Santa Claus.
Following the ceremony,
Santa then joined the rest
of t.hf Checkmates in the


ready room for a day of pic-


cruise
tures by the Christmas
tree, movies and gift
exchanges.
The New Year was kicked
off with a full day of flight
operations, but squadron
personnel managed to have
a great time and take in
the occasional bowl game.
* Having passed the mid-
way point in their cruise,
the Checkmates are work-
ing down hill now and look-
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Photo by Gary Hauff
FTSE works closely with the Florida Department of Environ-
mental Protection to ensure water quality discharge require-
ments are met from the NAS Jax wastewater treatment plant.
Working together with state government regulators saved the
Navy over $500,000 and provided a cost-effective solution to
meeting new regulatory requirements.


The NAS lax Bachelor Enlisted Quarters remodeling project included replacing carpet, installing ceramic tile in the common
areas, replacing all exterior doors and laundry facility doors, installing a card entry locking system and gutters and down-
spouts. Improvements enhance the quality of life for the Sailors at NAS lax.


Meeting facilities services



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and Southeast Region


By Sue Brink
Navy Public Works Center Jacksonville PAO
Facilities Team Southeast (FTSE)
has developed into the premier
source for facilities services for
Navy installations in the southeast.
Over the past 10 years, Jacksonville
has seen many changes.
The loss of Cecil Field due to base
closures, regional consolidations, the
movement of base tenant commands,
downsizing, rightsizing, and a consis-
tent drive to function more efficiently.
With this came the need to evaluate
how facilities services could best be
provided to its clients.
"FTSE's collective value to the Navy
and our clients is based on how well
we perform our mission and what
potential we have as an organization
to continue that performance as we
adapt to a changing world," said
Public Works Center Jacksonville
(PWC Jax) and Engineering Field
Activity Southeast (EFA SE)
Commanding Officer Capt. Paul
Walden.
FTSE is a collective name for the
Navy facilities professionals in the
southeast region; all responsible for
the delivery of services to U.S. Navy


and other Department of Defense
activities. The creation of this inte-
grated facilities team has proven to
eliminate redundancy and estab-
lished an organization focused on all
aspects of facilities support services.
With the development of one facilities
team, FTSE's clients no longer need
to wonder where to go for facilities
services.
One team now provides transporta-
tion services, facilities maintenance
and repair, utilities operations and
maintenance along with professional
environmental services, engineering
design and consultation, facility serv-
ices, acquisition and construction
oversite. FTSE enables warfighter
readiness by providing comprehen-
sive facilities engineering, planning,
programming, construction, environ-
ment and public works services.
FTSE is organized in a matrixed
headquarters-site formation. The
headquarters, at NAS JAX, is where
the Commanding Officer, Executive
Officer, Command Evaluator, Public
Affairs Officer, Legal Counsel,
Occupational Safety and Health
Officer, EFA SE Resource Manager,
Small and Disadvantaged Business


Utilization Officer, Contracts Depart-
ment, Business Manager, Manage-
ment Department, Information Re-
sources Management Department,
Comptroller Department, Command
Information Officer, Operations
Officer, Work Reception, Engineering
Department and all program man-
agers/business line coordinators are
located.
FTSE Sites are located at NAS
JAX, NS Mayport, NSB Kings Bay,
NWS Charleston, NAS Pensacola, and
NSA Panama City. The headquarters-
site formation was designed to allow
FTSE the ability to expand to meet
the current demands and future
growth of the Navy Region Southeast
Area of Responsibility (AOR). To bet-
ter serve its customers, FTSE is fol-
lowing the Naval Facilities Engineer-
ing Command (NAVFAC) Business/
Product Lines (www.navfac.navy.mil).
The Environmental Business Line
provides full environmental program
support to its customers including
compliance with applicable environ-
mental regulations and instructions,
day-to-day environmental technical


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Robert Gober, FTSE elevator inspector, ensures elevators
meet the required regulations to pass inspections as he travels
throughout the southeast supporting this program.


Photo by Lynette Kaber
Housing units at NAS lax recently received a much-needed
facelift. New kitchen cabinets were installed to replace older
dark cabinets.


A contractor clears the land for the new training and aviation support equipment laboratory for the Center for Naval Aviation
Technical Training Unit Jacksonville Maintenance Training Unit 3032.
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Galley staff members and contractors celebrate after the ribbon cutting
to open the newly-remodeled NAS Jax Galley.


PSC: FTSE responsible for delivery

Sof services to U.S. Navy and

Department of Defense activities


Patrons utilize cardio equipment in the newly remod- ..
eled fitness center. The NAS Jax Fitness Center recently
received many upgrades along with the addition of a The Facilities Team Southeast Headquarters is locat-
3,082- square-foot weight training room. ed in Building 902 at NAS Jacksonville.


From Page 6

advice, regulated waste manage-
ment services, and providing
sampling and laboratory analyti-
cal services. Services include
hazardous and regulated waste
analysis, lead and asbestos
analysis and drinking water
analysis and provide storage and
disposal of hazardous waste at
NAS Jax and NS Mayport. This
team not only manages regulato-
ry issues, it is active in the com-
munity providing volunteer sup-
port in many environmental
projects such as St. Johns River
Clean Up and the recent Jack-
sonville Super Bowl Clean Up.
The Base Development Busi-
ness Line provides day-to-day
base development technical
advice and coordinates base
development projects while the
Real Estate Business Line pro-
vides day-to-day real estate tech-
nical advice and coordination of
real estate projects.
Most tenant commands or
activities on base are familiar
with the Transportation Depart-
ment. The Transportation Pro-
duct Line is responsible for uti-
lzation of Civil Engineering
support Equipment (CESE),
Weight Handling Equipment
(WHE), and Material Handling
Equipment (MHE) for the PWC
Jax owned fleet. Site assistance
for fleet issues, crane program
and automation is also available
through this group.
The Jacksonville Site services
the CESE equipment for NAS
Jax. Customers can contact the
Jacksonville Transportation
Department to lease vehicles on
a long-term basis or on a daily
basis, depending on their needs.
Government owned vehicles as
well as GSA and commercial
leased vehicles are also available
depending on the customer's
needs and requirements.
Vehicles are available ranging
from sedans and pickup trucks
to buses and tractor-trailers.
Mobile crane services are also
available, but mostly used for
ship support at NS Mayport.
Vehicle lease agreements also
include bi-annual preventative
maintenance, as well as, full
service repairs.
Customers may also incorpo-
rate their owned vehicles into
the on-site maintenance pro-
gram provided through the
Transportation Department. As
mandated by Congress, FTSE
has incorporated alternative fuel
vehicles into their fleet, which is
about one-third of the fleet.


Alternative fuels include com-
pressed natural gas, 85 percent
ethanol and the recently added
electric vehicles (GEMs). The
GEMs are two or four passenger
electric slow moving vehicles,
which are street legal onboard
the base.
The Transportation Depart-
ment is also responsible for
inspection, repairs and certifica-
tion of all station cranes and
hoists. Military personnel may
also be issued military drivers
licenses through the Transporta-
tion Department, which is
required for certain government
vehicles.
The Utilities and Energy
Product Line provides technical
support in the areas of utilities
billing and energy management
and acts as an industry liaison.
Depending on base requirements
services include energy conser-
vation, water/waste water man-
agement, utilities management,
utilities privatization informa-
tion and utilities engineering
support.
The Engineering Department
and Capital Improvements
Business Line provides a full
range of professional architec-
tural and engineering services.
They provide architectural and
engineering design plahs, speci-
fications and cost estimates for
new minor construction projects,
building annexes, renovations,
antiterrorist force protection
projects, demolition projects, and
utility repair and upgrades.
Facilities Service Contract
(FSC) Department assists cli-
ents by providing quality assur-
ance surveillance for FSC con-
tracts, Regional Base Operating
Support contracts, and routine
contract management.
"Together, the Business and
Support Lines provide continu-
ity of service to our clients
through the most efficient
means possible as we continue to
make improvements to meet the
changing and challenging
requirements of the Navy," said
FTSE Operations Officer Cmdr.
Mary Helinski.
All of FTSE's Sites provide a
majority of the services that are
seen in Jacksonville. Each FTSE
site, including Jacksonville, is
operated by the installation
Public Works Officer (PWO). The
installation PWO serves as the
customer representative for
their respective Site acting as
the critical linkage between
FTSE service providers and the
customers.
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Facilities Team Southeast operates hazardous waste storage facilities and provides disposal of hazardous waster for
Jacksonville area activities.


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Photo by Claudia Hart
Lee Merrill, Utility and Energy Product Line coordinator
discusses the benefits of the GEM vehicle with a civilian
visitor at the NAS Jax Navy Exchange during National
Energy Week.


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Former NAS lax Commanding Officer Capt. Mark
Boensel (third from right) attends the groundbreaking
ceremony to begin construction on the new $5 mil-
lion training facility and aviation support equipment
laboratory.


Facilities Team Southeast energy professionals recently facilitated a lighting retrofit project that replaced all of the
high-bay lighting in the hangar bays in Hangar 116 on board NAS lax. Through a program with Jacksonville
Electric Authority, the cost savings achieved from the new lighting will pay for the lighting project. In addition to
vastly improved visual acuity, the project achieved significant energy and cost savings. The old lights consumed
460 watts each and the new lights consume only 230 watts each. The annual cost savings are nearly $14,000 and
the.project has a payback of a little over seven years.






8 Jax Air News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 17, 2005



NavHosp Jacksonville




opens new Sleep Center

From Naval Hospital
Jacksonville Public Affairs F .. ,.


aval Hospital Jack-
sonville now offers a
full service Sleep
Disorders Clinic. This clinic
is staffed by the Neurology
Department at Naval Hos-
pital Jacksonville.
This is an expansion of'
capabilities designed to
offer further services to
Active Duty and TRICARE
Prime patients empanelled
to Naval Hospital Jackson-
ville and Branch Health
Clinics Mayport, and Kings
Bay, Ga.
The Sleep Disorders Clin-
ic is located on the Sixth
Floor of the Naval Hospital.
Cmdr. John Hawley, D.O. is
board certified in Neuro-
logy and Sleep Medicine
and is a new arrival to the
hospital as of 2004.
"With the addition of Dr.
Hawley to the Neurology
Depart-ment, a lot of work
has gone into trying to get
the Sleep Lab up and run-
ning," said Dr. Juan Rivera,
MD, who has been in the
Neur-ology Department
since 2002. We started
looking into the business
aspects of a Sleep Lab in


2003 and everything
seemed to work out with
the right people in the right
place at the right time to
make it happen."
"Referrals to the Sleep
Disorders Clinic can be
made by the patient's pri-
mary care manager, or
another specialty service
provider. Since we are a


small clinic we only have
space at this time for active
duty and patients empan-
elled to the primary care
providers at Naval Hospital
Jacksonville and the local
branch clinics.
The most common sleep
disorders are sleep apnea,
narcolepsy, difficulty stay-
ing asleep, and Rapid Eye


Movement (R.E.M.) disor-
ders. A typical evaluation
consists of an initial 30 to
60-minute evaluation by a
neurologist, a polysomno-
gram (spending the night
in the lab connected to a
sleep stage recording
machine), and then a fol-
low-up visit or possibly an
additional night or day in


Photos by Loren Barnes
Nighty night, don't let the bedbugs bite! HM2 Marcos
Gonzalez makes the final connections linking the electrodes
on patient JoAnn Gutcher to his computer before she settles
down for a night's rest in the Sleep Lab. Gutcher has been
suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which is basically'
chronic daytime sleepiness.
the sleep lab depending on Sleep Lab."
the initial findings. The For more information on
sleep study is non-invasive the Sleep Center call 542-
and is currently performed 7373.
three nights a week at the


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From TRICARE


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The TRDP provides its
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Navlosp Jacksonville

Diabetic Class schedule

The following is the Diabetic Class schedule
for Naval Hospital Jacksonville beneficiaries
from April through June:
April 5 ..............9:15-11:15 a.m.
April 20 ............1:30-3:30 p.m.
May 3 9:15-11:15 a.m.
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HEALTH NOTES


The ABCs of cholesterol


By Lt. Jason Yoder, MC
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Family Practice
While many people
have heard the
terms "good cho-
lesterol" and "bad choles-
terol" mentioned in conver-
sation, understanding the
difference between the two
is often confusing.
Being aware of your cho-
lesterol levels and under-
standing how each relates
to your overall health is
necessary to avoid signifi-
cant health problems later
in life.
The majority of choles-
terol is made in the liver
from fats found in our diet.
However, as many have
noticed by reading nutri-
tion labels, some choles-
terol is found directly in
the food we eat.
While some cholesterol is
necessary for good health,
too much cholesterol can
be harmful. Over time,
high cholesterol levels lead
o a build-up on the walls
f blood vessels and reduce
the flow of blood to organs
such as the heart and
brain. This reduced blood
flow can lead to heart
attack and stroke.
The two most important
types of cholesterol to
understand are LDL cho-
-lesterol and HDL choles-
terol. LDL cholesterol, also
known as low-density
lipoprotein, is considered
the "bad" cholesterol
because it works to deliver
cholesterol to the body
often leading to a build-up
on blood vessels.
HDL cholesterol, also
known as high-density
lipoprotein, is considered
the "good" cholesterol
because it functions to
remove cholesterol from
the blood stream.
Higher levels of HDL, or
"good" cholesterol, are ben-
eficial as it removes choles-
terol from blood vessels
and. takes it back to the
liver where it is removed
from the body. An easy
way to remember this is "L
for lousy" (LDL) choles-
terol and "H for healthy"
(HDL) cholesterol.
Since LDL is considered
the "bad" cholesterol, it
makes sense that lower
levels are considered
healthier. Recommended
LDL levels vary with other
medical problems, but in
general, an LDL choles-
terol level of less than 130
is optimal.
LDL levels between 130
and 159 are considered
borderline high. LDL lev-
els of 160 or higher place
an individual at higher
risk for heart disease.
Since HDL is the "good"
cholesterol, it makes sense
that higher levels would be
beneficial.
HDL levels of 60 or
greater appear to reduce
"e risk of heart attack.
ADL levels of less than 40
are associated with a high-
er risk of heart disease.
Triglycerides are a form
of fat also commonly asso-
ciated with cholesterol.
Similar to HDL and LDL
cholesterol, triglycerides
are made in the body and
found in the food we eat.
Knowing your triglyc-
eride level is important
because high levels are
often associated with high
cholesterol levels and an
increased risk of heart dis-
ease. In general, triglyc-
eride levels less than 150
are ideal.
Levels between 200-499
may require treatment,
depending on other med-
ical problems. Triglyceride
levels of 500 or greater are
considered very high and
should be treated.
It is recommended that
men aged 35 and older and
women aged 45 and older


have their cholesterol
checked periodically.
. Individuals with other
health problems may
require more frequent
monitoring. You can
improve your cholesterol
level through numerous
ways including diet, exer-
cise, and weight oss.


Cholesterol-lowering
medications are also avail-
able for those who are not
successful with diet and
exercise alone or those
with other health issues.
Contact your family
physician for more infor-
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terol and ways to improve
it.
This article is one of a series
of health care related articles


published by the Department
of Family Practice Residency
Training Program at Naval
Hospital Jacksonville.
Dr. Yoder, a graduate of the
United States Naval Academy,
received his medical degree
from the Uniformed Services
University ofHealth Sciences.
He is presently assigned as a
physician at the Naval
Hospital Jacksonville Family
Practice Department.


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Navy MWD handlers



wrap up successful



deployment to Uzbekistan


By Tech. Sgt.
Scott Sturkol
416th Air Expeditionary Group
Public Affairs
They were the first
U.S. Navy military
working dog (MWD)
handlers to come to work in
Uzbekistan and the only
two Navy personnel on the
base. However, they look
back at their time there as
an opportunity they would
remember for a long time.
MA1 Patrick Yourg, along
MWD dog Cven, and MA2
Brian Thomas and his
MWD Brix, came to Karshi-
Khanabad in late-August
2004 to support base secu-
rity with the 13th Military
Police detachment here.
Thomas, a Louisville, Ky.,
native deployed there from
NAS Jacksonville, said this
was his first deployment.
He's worked with MWD
Brix for more than a year
and a half and said he looks
at this deployment as a
major learning experience.
"I learned the difference
in Army and Navy military
working dog programs and
I've learned a little more
about what the Air Force
does," Thomas added. "I
also gained a lot more expe-
rience on unattended pack-
age responses and I became
a better dog handler. As far
as partners go, with my dog
Brix you could not find a
better partner."
Yourg said this was his
second deployment with
Cven. The handler and dog
were recently deployed
from late 2003 to early
2004 to Tikrit, Iraq, where
they gained a lot of deploy-
ment experience. But com-
ing to Uzbekistan, Yourg
stated, was a welcome
opportunity..


Photos by Fech. Sgt. Scott Sturkol
MA2 Brian Thomas (right), a NAS Jax military working dog
(MWD) handler with his dog, Brix and MA1 Patrick Yourg
and his MWD, Cven, and stand in front of their kennels Feb.
1. They arer deployed to Uzbekistan with the 13th Military
Police Detachment, Thomas and Yourg are the only two Navy
personnel assigned there and are the first Navy MWD han-
dlers to come to Karshi-Khanabad, Uzbekistan.


In their time there,
Yourg, a Fort Lauderdale,
native and deployed here
from Naval Station San
Diego, said they estimated
they have worked more
than 1,000 hours with
Uzbek military members
here on search procedures
for people and vehicles
entering the base. Yourg
added that he and Thomas,
along with their MWDs,
have searched more than
50,000 pounds of mail,
about 200 vehicles a week,
and responded to more
than 20 suspicious package
incidents since arriving in
Uzbekistan.
"We came here filling an
Army billet," said Yourg, a
10-year Navy veteran who
has worked with his MWD
Cven for more than two
years and is on his second
deployment in less than two


years. "The Army folks who
we have worked with have
helped us out a lot though.
It's been a unique experi-
ence here and we learned to
adapt right away when we
got here. The Army has
given Thomas and me noth-
ing but respect and helped
us keep with many Navy
traditions we have."
"I don't look at my expe-
rience here, work-wise, any
different than I did with my
last deployment because in
Tikrit I also worked with
the Army," Yourg said.
"When I look at my experi-
ence here, I will look back
at the fact that I was in
Uzbekistan where I learned
about the ways of like and
its people. That's something
I will never forget."
Thomas, a four-year Navy
veteran, added he learned
that when you're a dog han-


dler, it doesn't matter what
service you are in. "You
learn to adapt," he contin-
ued. "You find ways to
become a better dog han-
dler and that's something
you can take back from a
deployment like this the
gained experience to
become better at what you
do."
The sniffing capabilities
of both Cven and Brix are
tremendous, Yourg said.
Their daily training with
the canines were crucial in
completing more than 400
building searches, and they
know they always have a
partner to watch their back
no matter where they
deploy to.
"We've pushed the dogs to
step up to the mission and
they've responded," Yourg
said. "They are our best
friend and our loyal part-
ners when we are out here.
You can't ignore that."
As each of them prepares
to leave in the near future,
Yourg said they would
leave a legacy behind with
the type of work they have
accomplished. Most notably
will be the completion of a
new MWD kennel which
will allow for expanded
space for training and is an
overall upgrade to the cur-
rent facility.
"Getting the kennel proj-
ect built will be a big
accomplishment and will
benefit the Army and Navy
MWD handlers who follow
us," Yourg continued. "I
spent many hours plan-
ning, designing and work-
ing on the new kennel with
engineers. It should be
completed in May."
Even though the Navy
presence here will be gone
once they leave, both Yourg


MA2 Patrick Thomas, a NAS Jax military working dog (MWD)
handler currently deployed in Uzbekistan with the 13th
Military Police Detachment and his MWD Brix, check a vehi-
cle at the main base entry here Feb. 1.
and Thomas agree that to meet the mission.
their time here working "It's been one team, one
alongside Army and Air fight, and one mission with
Force personnel was a good one overall goal make
time and a sign as to at how sure everyone goes home
well services work together alive," Yourg concluded.




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From the NAS ax
Legal Office
his is traditionally a
time of year when
personnel begin plan-
ning their retirement or
separation from the service.
As part of that planning,
ethics advice on seeking
and accepting post-govern-
ment employment is criti-
cal.
Accordingly, I am provid-
ing a brief summary of the
post-government employ-
ment rules. This summary
is intended to familiarize
personnel with potential
issues. However, as dis-
cussed below, all personnel
must seek individual ethics
advice prior to retirement
or separation.
Post-Government
Employment. In accordance
with DoD policy, all retiring
or separating personnel are
required to receive ethics
advice regarding post-gov-
ernment employment.
Who should you call? Your
ethics counselor. Below is a
quick tutorial for those indi-
viduals retiring or leaving
the service and obtaining
post-government employ-
ment.
Pre-Retirement/
Separation Matters
Seeking Employment -
While seeking employment,
an employee may not par-
ticipate in a matter that
affects the financial inter-
ests of the prospective
employer.
"Seeking employment" is
rather broadly defined and
includes unsolicited employ-
ment contacts, e.g,, sending
a resume or responding to
an unsolicited proposal.
In some cases, you may
need to: (1) disqualify your-
self from performing work
on certain projects by issu-
ing a written notice of dis-
qualification to your superi-
ors and subordinates, with
a copy to your designated
agency ethics official; (2)
issue a special notice to
specified individuals if par-
ticipating in a procurement
action; (3) change duties;


and/or (4) forgo pre-retire-
ment/separation job hunt-
ing with certain employers.
Gifts From Prospective
Employers As an exception
to the general gift rules, you
may accept meals, lodging,
transportation, and other
benefits customarily offered
by a prospective employer
incident to bona fide
employment discussions.
For Flag Officers and SES-
level officials, these gifts
must be listed on your
annual or close-out SF-
278s.
AfterAccepting a New Job
Working on Terminal
Leave You may work while
on terminal leave, but you
are prohibited by law from
representing any non feder-
al entity before the federal
government concerning a
matter in which the govern-
ment has a substantial
interest.
If you are required to file
a financial disclosure report
(SF-278), you must obtain
prior written approval from
your supervisor before
being employed by a "pro-
hibited source" (government
contractor, etc.).
Employment Related
Activities and Conflicts of
Interest Generally, former
Federal employees are
sometimes restricted from
representing a third party
(e.g., a company) back to the
government. Some parts of
this law restrict only "sen-
ior officials" (Flag Officers
and SES employees whose


rate of basic pay exceeds
$136,756), while other parts
apply to all former employ-
ees. The most common pro-
visions that may be applica-
ble to you are:
Former "Senior Officials" -
Senior officials may not rep-
resent someone else, with
the intent to influence,
before their former agency
for one year. "Agency"
means the actual military
department that you served
in during your last assign-
ment.
For example, a retired
flag officer who served his
or her last tour on the
OPNAV staff is barred from
representing the new
employer before the DoN for
one year, but could repre-
sent the employer in front
of DoD, Army, etc.
However, a retired flag
officer who served his or her
last tour on the Joint Staff
is barred from representing
the employee in front of
DoD and DoN.
All Former Officers or
Employees You may
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else back to the federal gov-
ernment about particular
matters you worked on per-
sonally and substantially
during your government
service.
The time limit is the life-
time of the matter, e.g., con-
tract, program, etc.
Additionally, for two years
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MWR Planner
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Yoga -A mind and body experience that strives to reach
a balance between challenges and ease, while meeting the
needs of the beginner and experienced yoga student.
Modifications are available for those wanting increased
stretch, relaxation, stamina or strength.
Tuesday & Thursday Noon
For a complete list of class offerings, visit the MWR Web
site, www.nasjax.navy.mil or call the Fitness Center, 542-
3518.
Navy Run is approaching start training now.
April 2
10K Run / 5K Walk
Registration forms available in Fitness Center, Base
Gym, I.T.T. Office or, www.nasjax.navy.mil.


Active Duty Appreciation Days Feb. 22
Only $10 for cart and greens fee
Retired / DoD Appreciation Days Feb. 24
Only $10 for cart and greens fee.
For details on NAS JAX Golf Club events, please call pro
shop, 542-3249.


NAUI Scuba Training and Certification offered
March 1 April 2, $144.40
Tuesday & Thursday 6 9:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Call indoor pool for more info, 542-2930.

spring Camp Registration Open
Camp runs March 21-25, 6:15 a.m. 6 p.m.
Cost based upon sliding scale.
Call Youth Activities for more information, 778-9772.


A group of run-
ners participate
in last year's
Navy Run on the
base. This year's
Navy Run will be
held April 2 at
7:30 a.m. starting
in the Navy
Exchange parking
lot.


Daytona 500 Shuttle Feb. 20
Don't fight the traffic, let I.T.T. drive you there for $15.
Strawberry Festival March 5
Sign up before Feb. 18
$28 for adults and $20 for children under 12.
Cherry Blossom Festival in Macon, Ga. March 19 & 20
Guided tours, historical sites, lodging, meals and
transportation included.
$152 / person, based on double occupancy.
Deadline to sign up, Feb. 24.
For details on trips or tickets, call 542-3318.


T-Bar Social Hours
Monday Friday, 3 7 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3 7 p.m.
For information on booking command or private func-
tions at the O'Club or T-Bar, call office, 542-3041.
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Trips, activities and costs may be restricted to E1-E5
single or unaccompanied Active Duty Members. Call the
Liberty Cove Rec Center for more details, 542-3491.
Burgers & Billards Today
PBR Bullriding Tomorrow, $20
Mall-N-Movie Feb. 21
Sign up at Liberty Cove, day of event. Transportation
provided to Orange Park Mall. Van leaves at 2 p.m.
Halo 2 Tournament Feb. 22, 6 p.m.
Sign up begins Feb. 17 and is limited to first 25.



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Look for more information to follow.


New fitness director reports aboard NAS Jax


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer
W hen Tim
McKinney com-
pleted his college
internship working at the
NAS Jax Fitness Center
and Gym in 1997, he
vowed someday he would
be back.
Eight years later, that
vision has come true since
he has accepted the posi-
tion as the new NAS Jax
fitness director.
"I had such a great expe-
rience during my intern-
ship here. It's always stuck
with me and I new I
always wanted to.come
back. I knew Morale,
Welfare and Recreation
(MWR) Director John
Bushick and how things
operated here," said
McKinney. "It was an easy
decision for me when they
offered me the position. I
just had to convince my
wife that this was a good
opportunity and we should
meve here."
1a native of Philadelphia,
Pen., McKinney attended
L4ck Haven University,
graduating with a bache-
lor's degree in recreation
wth an emphasis on fit-
ness management and a


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
New Director of Fitness Tim McKinney goes over some
details for the upcoming Navy Run being held April 2 with
Sports Coordinator Bill Bonser. McKinney arrived here Feb. 7
to take over his new position.


master's degree in man-
agement. He has worked in
Navy fitness centers since
college.
"My first job was at
Huntington Hall, Newport
News Shipyard, Va. It was
a combination fitness/rec-.
reation center and I
became the fitness and
sports coordinator. From
there, I went to NS
Norfolk, Va. as the assis-
tant athletic director for
two years," he said enthu-
siastically.


He comes here from his
last position as athletic
director at Yorktown
Weapons Station, Va. "My
entire career has been
with the Navy. I love what
I do and to be able to see
the impact we have on the
Sailors. It's great to see
your patrons keep coming
back, it means we are
doing something right,"
stated McKinney.
As for his new position,
McKinney says he is really
looking forward to the


challenge. "Right now,
everything is a bit over-
whelming. I have a lot of
work to do as far as getting
up to speed on how things
operate here. The MWR
program here is known
worldwide and I'm up for
the challenge to uphold the
high standards that have
been previously set here,"
he continued.
Things have also
changed quite dramatical-
ly since McKinney did his
internship here in 1997.
"It's such a big differ-
ence, especially the fitness
center.. Everything's been
renovated and expanded
and it really looks great.
The gym is also undergo-
ing some major renova-
tions right now, they are
putting in new heat and
air conditioning which will
be another much needed
improvement," remarked
McKinney.
As for the future,
McKinney admits he really
hasn't set any goals.
"I've been making a list
as far as observations. I
plan on sitting back the
next couple weeks and just
gradually get into it all
and see how things are
going. I also plan to look at
some of the things I've


NAS Jax will host Navy Run in April


By Staff

SAS Jax will host the
Navy 10K Run/5K
N Walk on April 2 at
7:30 a.m. Due to security
measures, participation is
limited to those authorized
to:enter the base (valid
I.D. card and Department
of:Defense vehicle decal).
Others can participate
with an authorized sponsor
who will arrive with them
ard stay with them during
the event.
Pre-registration will be
held at the Holiday Inn,
Highway 17, in Orange
Park on April 1 from 11:30
a.m. to 7 p.m.


The cost to participate is
$5 for all active duty per-
sonnel and children under
12. All others pay $15 prior
to April 2. The cost for
those who register the day
of the race is $20.
Late registration will
take place in the Navy
Exchange parking lot the
day of the race from 6-7
a.m. Packets may also be
picked up on race day at
the registration area.
The race starts at 7:30
a.m. with an awards cere-
mony following in the
Navy Exchange parking
lot. Awards will be present-
ed to the top three male
and female finishers, top


masters and grand mas-
ters, plus three males and
females in each age group
for the 10K. The top male
and female in the wheel-
chair category will also
receive awards. The 5K
Walk is non-competitive


this year.
There will also be a shoe
fair outside the Navy
Exchange April 1 from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. and the
morning of the race.
For more information,
call 542-3518 or 542-2930.


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maybe we can incorporate
some of the programs that
are working in Norfolk and
Yorktown," he said. "The
first thing I want to do is
meet my team members
and see what their expec-
tations are of me and dis-
cuss their views and go
from there."
S"I want everyone to know
that I'm a people person
and I'm here to serve the
customers. We will contin-
ue to give them quality
programs, facilities and
customer service because
we want them to keep com-
ing back," he stated.


Although he's currently
still getting settled here
and his job is a top priori-
ty, McKinney enjoys spend-
ing time with his wife and
their two dogs.
He is also a certified
emergency medical techni-
cian and spent the past
four years working with a
volunteer fire department
in Virginia. He also plays
rugby and hopes to play a
little golf here.
"I did buy some clubs,
but really haven't used
them much. With such a
great facility here, I'll have
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DEVIL DOCS:


Head to Iraq


From Page 1

miss a beat. Sure, there will be a little bit
of a drain but I feel they've already filled
those holes and they're doing very well."
As loved ones, friends and co-workers
said their goodbyes there was some anxi-
ety and concern evident, mothers who
couldn't seem to let go of their sons and
daughters and wives and children fight-
ing back tears. Still the team seemed
upbeat about their mission.
HM2 James Nelms was seen off by his
wife, Dawn, and children Cheyenne, 7
and Dakota, 3. "I think it's going to be
harder for them (families) than it will be
for us," he said.
Nelms, who deployed with the 2nd
FSSG during the initial phases of
Operation Iraqi Freedom, said he and
his wife had been preparing the children
for over a month. He said, "The kids
know that I'm going to work for a long
time and then I'll be back."
He said he plans to keep in touch
through e-mail and when possible
phone. Families such as the Nelms do
have a support network to reach out to.
The hospital has assigned Ombudsmen
(deployment experienced spouses) who
are just a phone call away and they can
avail themselves of Pastoral Care's serv-
ices. More help is available on the Naval
Air Station through the Fleet and
Family Support Center as well as the
Red Cross and USO.
Nelms will be coordinating evacua-
tions for injured troops while in Iraq. "I'll
be the one calling for the birds to get
them back to the surgical hospital and
then on to the U.S. Army's Landstuhl
Medical Center in Germany," he
explained.


Photo by Loren Barnes
HM2 James Nelms gets a big hug from his
seven-year-old daughter, Cheyenne.
For HM2 Sean Audain and his wife,
HM3 Sherise Audain this will be their
first experience with deployment. Sean,
a mental health technician, will help run
a mental health clinic at Camp Fallujah,
leaving his wife of three years here
where she will continue work in the hos-
pital's Endoscopy Suite.
Sean said, "This is something I know
has to be done and I'm looking forward
to getting it out of the way." His wife
said, "You're never prepared, but I feel
like the sooner he leaves the sooner he
gets back."
Everyone waving goodbye at that bus
carrying friends and loved ones off to
Camp LeJeune, N.C. and eventually to
planes bound for Iraq look forward to the
day when their "Devil Docs" return.
According to Foster this deployment is
anticipated to last six to eight months.
The term "Devil Does" is not an official
Navy unit name. It is actually an honorary
name given by Marines on the battlefield to
all Navy doctors who are prepared to go with
them to the front lines. It is a derivation of
the term "Devil Dogs" which has identified
U.S. Marines since WW I when their German
foes began calling them 'Teufelhunden,
"hound of hell' or 'devil dog.' The Marines
took this as a compliment.


SOY: Subase Kings Bay Sailor honored
From Page 1


"I've learned a lot from so
many people during my
time in the Navy," Green
said. "The guys aboard the
Grasp taught me to do
things the right way and it
has stuck with me through-
out my career," he contin-
ued.
Shortly after transferring
to Trident Refit Facility
Kings Bay, Ga., Green was
advanced to petty officer
second class. It was there,
while serving as the moor-
ing supervisor, that he was
twice selected as the Junior
Sailor of the Quarter for the
second and fourth quarters
of fiscal year 1997. Green
also earned his Bachelor of
Science degree in business
management from Brenau
University.
"I always preach to my
Sailors about the impor-
tance of education," Green
stated. "A college degree is
something that no one can
ever take from you," he said.
Returning to sea in 1999,
Green reported to USS
Robert G. Bradley (FFG-49)
out of Mayport, Fla. in May
of that year and capped a
successful tour aboard the
ship with his selection as
Junior Sailor of the Quarter
for the fourth quarter of fis-
cal year 2002.
In April of 2003, he report-
ed to Port Services Kings
Bay, Ga. where he currently
serves as leading petty offi-
cer of Service Craft
Division. Some of his
achievements during his
tour thus far include quali-
fying as a port services duty
officer and as a maritime
able bodied seaman, being
selected as Sailor of the
Quarter for the fourth quar-
ter of fiscal year 2003 and
Sailor of the Year for 2004.
A selection board com-
prised of regional command
master chiefs who reviewed
submission packages and
interviewed each candidate
last week chose Green.
Candidates also enjoyed a
little time off, participating
in activities such as a yacht
tour, extreme bowling and
golf.
"We were looking for
someone who had the ability
to articulate their thoughts
and see the big picture,"
said CNRSE Regional
Command Master Chief
CNOCM(SW/AW) Richard
Trimmer. "Sailors who are
good communicators have
the ability to create follow-
ers and keep the Navy
strong," he continued.
In March, Green will
advance to the Commander,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COM-
LANTFLT) Direct Reporting


Shore Sailor of the Year
competition in Norfolk, Va.
If selected, he'll then com-
pete for the Commander,
Atlantic Fleet (COMLANT-
FLT) Shore Sailor of the
Year in April. The Atlantic
Fleet winner will then com-
pete in the Navy-Wide
Shore Sailor of the Year
competition in Washington
D.C.
The Navy-wide Sailor of
the Year will receive a Navy
Commendation Medal, be
meritoriously advanced to
the next higher pay grade,
and may elect to serve a
one-year tour as a special
assistant to the Master
Chief Petty Officer of the
Navy.


"I'm honored and humbled
to be selected for an award
like this," Green said. "Now
I know the pressure athletes
must feel to be role models
for other people. I'll do my
best to represent the region
with pride in the Navy-wide
competition."
Green is married to the
former Ungenetta Evett
Amason. They reside in
Kingsland, Ga. with their
children, Troynica and
Cynthia Green.
"It's important to maxi-
mize your time and give 200
percent while you're single,
but once you have a family
you need to slow down and
take care of them as you go
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NASCAR: Local Sailor


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From Page 1

opportunity, I was in total
shock."
After spending some
time in Louisiana with his
family, LeBlanc traveled to
Daytona Saturday to enjoy
some of the pre-race festiv-
ities. Included were a tour
of the speedway, pit areas
and an opportunity to see
the band Three Doors
Down perform.
"They treated us like
royalty from the first
moment we arrived,"
LeBlanc said. "The tours,
the free gifts and food, plus
the concert were all great."
After the tours and intro-
ductions were over, it was
time for LeBlanc to do
what he had been assigned
to do by the commanding
officer start the shootout.
"When they walked me
out to the starter's podium
I was so nervous," LeBlanc
said. "I walked onto the
podium, looked around and
saw tens of thousands of
people looking at me.
Finally, when they
(NASCAR officials) told me
to, I waved the green flag.
The sound of the cars roar-
ing beneath me was exhila-
rating."
LeBlanc's experience at
Daytona, while exciting,
was no match for the last-
ing memory he has of Iraq.
"I'll never forget what I
saw and did in Iraq,"
LeBlanc stated. "I'm as
proud of that as I am of
anything I've ever done."
He was name-selected to
go on a temporary addi-
tional duty assignment to
Iraq in support of
Operation Enduring
Freedom Sept. 2, 2004.
There he hit the deck
plates running and was
hand selected to serve as
the noncommissioned offi-
cer in charge of the
Central Criminal Court of
Iraq Office, a billet normal-
ly held by a chief petty offi-
cer.
LeBlanc was responsible
for the oversight of all


Photo by Jennifer Eveges
NAS lax Commanding Officer Capt. Chip Dobson congratu-
lates LN1(SW/FMF) Troy LeBlanc on his selection as a starter
at the Daytona Budweiser Shootout.


administrative and parale-
gal functions for the office.
His office had five attor-
neys and five paralegals
from the Army, Navy,
Marine Corps, and Air
Force in addition to the
legal team, he supervised
eight Air Force Security
Force personnel and two
interpreters.
LeBlanc was praised by
both his peers and superi-
ors and was commonly
referred to as a "fire and
forget weapon."
"That's as hard as I've
ever worked in my life,"
LeBlanc stated.
Because of his extraordi-
nary ability to develop con-
tacts within the U.S.
Embassy, he established
relationships with the U.S.
Embassy Regional Security
Office, Political/Military
Office; Contracting Office;
and Communications
Office, which facilitated his
ability to equip his office
when normal sources of
supply were not working.
He obtained the issuance


of up armored vehicles to
replace soft skinned sports
utility vehicles for \
Security Force Protect i.-
team, and obtained spare
vehicles for use when
issued vehicles were mis-
sion incapable.
His actions enabled the
Central Criminal Court of
Iraq to continue its mis-
sion when the entrance to
the Central Criminal
Court of Iraq from the
International Zone was
closed thus requiring the
Central Criminal Court of
Iraq team to travel over a
five-mile route through the
Red Zone.
LeBlanc was also able to
secure $50,000 worth of
radio equipment for the
security forces. His profes-
sionalism was paramount
in dealing with the task of
inter-service coordination
in a combat environment.
LeBlanc is married to his
wife, Teresa and has four
children, Chad, Taylor,
Wesley and Cameron.


Photo by PH3 Salvador Chavez
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The Navy Wives Clubs of America, NWCA
Jax No. 86 meets the first Wednesday of each
month. Meetings are held in Building 612 on
Jason Street at NAS Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m.
The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays and Thursdays
and the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. 1
p.m. For more information, call 772-0242.
The Navy Wives Club's DID No. 300 meet-
ings are held the second Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Oak Crest United Methodist
Church Education Building at 5900 Ricker Road.
For more information, call 387-4332 or 272-9489.
Clay County Chapter 1414, National
Association of Retired Federal Employees,
invites all retired and currently employed federal
employees to their regular monthly meeting the
second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the
Orange Park Library. For more information, call
276-9415.
The Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club general
membership meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on
the first Wednesday of every month at the club-
house (Building 1956) adjacent to the Mulberry
Cove Marina. The Navy Jax Yacht Club is a mem-
bers only club open to all active duty, reserve and
retired military, and active DoD personnel. For
more information, call 778-0805.
Junior League of Jacksonville's Whale of a
Sale' makes a splashThe Junior League of
Jacksonville is hosting its 14th annual Whale of a
Sale, a 1,200-family garage sale, Feb. 19, from
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Greater Jacksonville
Agricultural Fairgrounds. The event features thou-
sands of donated items at bargain prices, helping
Northeast Florida families in need while raising
funds for Junior League community projects. For
further information, call 387-9927.
-An Orange Park Singles Dance is held every
l5ay Night from 8-11 p.m. for adults at the Knights
-u Columbus at 3920 Old Middleburg Road. Line
dance lessons are available from 7-7:30 p.m.
Friday. For more information, call 779-1234.
The First Coast Black Nurses Association
is holding their monthly meeting Feb. 12 at 11
a.m. at Shands Jacksonville Hospital. For more
information, call 542-7748.
The MOMS Club of Jacksonville,- Orange
Park/Westside holds their chapter meetings the
second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the
Calvary United Methodist Church, 112 Blanding


Boulevard across from the Orange Park Mall.
Members meet for playgroups, field trips, MOMS
Nite Out and family outings. For information,
contact DeLynn at 317-9717.
The Association of Aviation Ordnance-
men's meeting is held the third Thursday at 7
p.m. of each month at the Fleet Reserve Center
on Collins Road. For more information, call AOC
Richard Holmes at 542-3337 or Jim Bottac at
542-2939.
The Westside Jacksonville Chapter 1984,
National Association of Retired Federal
Employees extends an open invitation to all cur-
rently employed and retired federal employees to
our regular meeting held at 1 p.m. on the fourth
Thursday of each month at the Murray Hill United
Methodist Church, (Fellowship Hall Building) at
4101 College Street. For more information, call R.
Carroll at 786-7083.
The National Naval Officers Association
holds its monthly meeting on the fourth Thursday
each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Urban League, 903 West Union Street. Interested
personnel are encouraged to attend or contact Lt.
Cmdr. Herlena Washington at 542-7715, Ext. 102
or email Herlena.Washington@sar.med.navy.mil.
Parents Without Partners meetings are held
the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.
at Hambones on Blanding Boulevard in Orange
Park, Fla. For more information, go to www.pwpn-
florida.com.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association,
Chapter FL1-X meets on the first Wednesday of
each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Golden Corral,
582 Blanding Boulevard. They also have a week-
ly get together at the Dairy Queen on Kingsley
Avenue at 7 p.m. every Friday night. For more
information, call 269-5369 or visit www.fllx.org.
The Jacksonville Genealogical Society
meeting will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the
Willow Branch Library, 2875 Park Avenue. For
additional information, call Mary Chauncey at
781-9300.
The Bel-Med Athletic Association of Clay
County is currently taking registration for the up
coming 2005 Pop Warner Youth Football and
Cheerleading Programs. We offer football teams
and cheer squads for ages 5-15 years old. For
Information about football, cheerleading or any
other service we offer, contact us at 264-1910.


Photos by AWl Elmer Depalma
Volunteers from the Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club donate their time and boats to
help out during the annual American Cancer Society's Duck Race Feb. 5.


Duck


race

Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club
Member Lynn Currie donates
her time volunteering to
retrieve more than 9,000 rub-
ber ducks dropped from the
Acosta Bridge as part of the
American Cancer Society's
annual Duck Race. The race
generated over $200,000 in
donations Feb. 5.


ETHICS: Legal guidelines to follow


From Page 10
service, you may not repre-
sent someone else back to
the government concerning
a particular matter that
was pending under your
official responsibility dur-
ing your last year of serv-
ice. Representing back
includes activity such as
making telephone calls,
sending e-mails, and
attending meetings. On the
other hand, working behind
the scenes (preparing
another employee at your
new organization to give a
brief to DoN) is authorized.
Procurement Integrity
Laws For one year, you
may not accept compensa-
tion from a contractor,
regardless of your rank or
position, if you served as a
contract official for any con-
tract that exceeds
$10,000,000 and impacts
that contractor. "Contract
official" is broadly defined
and includes many people
involved in the awarding or
administration of a contract
or related subcontract. It is
strongly recommended that
you contact an ethics offi-
cial for advice in this area
of the law.
Miscellaneous Provisions
Civil Service Retired
military personnel normal-
ly may not receive appoint-


ments to civil service posi-
tions (including NAFs) in
any DoD component for
six months after retire-
ment. One exception to this
policy is for periods of
national emergency. As the
president's post 9/11 decla-
ration of national emer-
gency is still in effect, this
restriction does not cur-
rently apply. Additionally,
even when the current
national emergency ends,
there is a mechanism to
seek a waiver.
Foreign Government
Employer Also, please
note there are limitations
applying to former Federal
employees seeking employ-
ment with foreign govern-


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rank in private commercial
or political activities, but the
retired status must be
clearly indicated, there must
be no appearance of DoD
endorsement, and the use
must not discredit the DoD.
Public Financial Disclo-
sure Reports (SF-278s) -
termination reports must
be filed within 30 days of
actual retirement date (not
terminal leave date).
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14 Jax Air News, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, February 17, 2005


Basketball court reopened
The gym basketball is now open for use and
the basketball leagues have resumed.
Spring softball leagues forming
The following leagues will be starting in March:
Greybeard (active duty ages 30 and up);
Intramurals (active duty and reservists only); and
Women (active duty, dependents over 18,
Department of Defense, retirees and reservists).
Stop by the gym to pick up the rules and entry
forms to join the league.
Softball meeting slated
An open league softball meeting is today at 4
p.m. at Mulligans.
This league is open to active duty, dependents
over 18, DoD, retirees and reservists. We will dis-
cuss rules and distribute the required paperwork
to join league. The softball season will begin in
March.
Racquetball tourney
A men and women's recreational and competi-
tive racquetball tournament will be held Feb. 28
through March 4. The tournament will start at 5
p.m. and is free and open to all NAS Jax active
duty, reservists, dependents over 18, retirees, and
DoD/NAF civilian employees patrons. There will
be a competitive division and a recreational divi-
sion. Sign up at the NAS Jax Gym by Feb. 21.
Soccer to begin next month
A Captain's Cup Soccer League is now form-
ing. The league is open to all NAS Jax active duty
commands and personnel. Entry forms and ros-
ters are due tomorrow and the season is sched-
uled to begin in March. Stop by the base gym to
get the required paperwork to join the league.
Officials and scorekeepers needed
The North Florida Military Officials Association
is looking for individuals to officiate soccer, soft-
ball, football, and volleyball at NAS Jax.
Scorekeepers also needed for basketball.
Experience not required. If interested, contact


Jesse Beach at 771-1333.
Navy Southeast Regional Running
and Triathlon Team
Represent U.S. Navy in 5k, 10k, marathons,
and/or triathlons. The Navy will showcase elite
active duty men and women in regional races.
Uniforms are provided as well as transportation,
entry fees, and lodging costs. Interested runners
must compete in sanctioned (USA Track and
Field, USA Triathlon Association, or Roadrunners
Clubs of America) races and your time must be
one of top 10 regional qualifying times. If you
have run in sanctioned race and your time meets
regional qualifying time, call the NS Mayport
Sports Coordinator at 270-5451.
Southeast Regional qualifying times:
5K- Men 19:00
Women 24:00
10K Men 34:00
Women 46:00
Marathon Men 3 Hrs. 30 Min.
Women 4 Hrs.
Triathlon Men 2 Hrs. 30 Min.
Women 3 Hrs.
Triathlon time based on 1.5k swim, 10k run, 40k
bike



4-on-4 Flag Football Standings
As of Feb. 11
Team Wins Losses
AIMD Soldiers 6 0
Blount Island 5 1
HS-15 4 1
VP-30 E'S 2 2
HS-75 2 3
MSO Coast Guard 2 4
VP-30 Students 2 4
VP-45 1 0
AIMD Jax 1 4
HS-5 0 5


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Lot 56 Sanibel Cove-1836
Lot 82 Islamorada-2396A
Lot 92 Lilly 11 1602

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Lot 178 Cantata 1624
Lot 181 Harmony-1697C
Lot 203 Symphony-2231C
Lot 218 Inverness 11-2669
Lot 236 Westfield 11-2656A
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Lot 6 Iris 1400A
Lot 12 Iris 1400A
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4 Bed/3 Bath/Bonus/2 Porches/2-Story

3 Bed/2 Bath
4 Bed/2 Bath/Front Porch
4 Bed/2 Bath/Family Rm.
4 Bed/2 Bath/Family/Rear Covered Porch
3 Bed/2 Bath

4 Bed/3 Bath/Covered Rear Lanai/2-Story
3 Bed/2 Bath/Lanai/Opt. Den
4 Bed/2 Bath/Covered Rear Lanai
4 Bed/3 Bath/Family/Covered Rear Lanai
4 Bed/3 Bath/Family Rm.
4 Bed/3 Bath/Family/2 Porches/2-Story
4 Bed/3 BathlBonus/Familyl2 Porches/2-Story

4 Bed/2 Bath/Family/Rear Covered Porch
4 Bed/2 Bath/Family/Rear Covered Porch

3 Bed/2 Bath/Family/Covered Rear Patio
4 Bed/3 Bath/Family Rm.
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1963 sf 4 Bed/2 Bath/Family/Rear Covered Porch


1761 sf

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4 Bed/2 Bath/Family

3 Bed/2 Bath/2 Car Garage/Covered Rear Lanai
3 Bed/2 Bath/1 Car Garage/Laundry Room
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3 Bed/2 Bath
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F first Coast No More
Homeless Pets will
sponsor a cat adoption
fair Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. at the Regency
PetSmart, 356 Monument
Road. Over 100 kittens and
adult cats will be available
to adopt .
All of the animals are
spayed or neutered. The
adoption fees and require-
ments will vary by the
adopting agency. For more
information, contact Debbie
Fields at dfields@lccjax.com.


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