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New Leader
VP-62 Holds Change Of Command
Page 4


Honoring Veterans Beware Of Scam
City of Jacksonville Hosts Veterans Day Parade Stay Alert Of Jury Duty Scam


Pages 8-9


Page 10


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2005




U Rui.


L A CHINFO AWARD-WINNING


Customs official praises results
By JO2(SW) Bill Larned "C .,
Staff Writer .


United States Customs and
Border Patrol officials
announced the seizure
and/or destruction of a record-
breaking $1.7 billion worth of ille-
gal drugs in fiscal year 2005 during
a press conference at NAS
Jacksonville Hangar 1002 Nov. 9.
State and federal officials in atten-
dance lauded the bravery and dedi-
cation of all U.S. Customs person-
nel during the event.
P-3 Airborne Early Warning
(AEW) aircraft crews working for
the Air and Marine Operations
Division (AMO) seized cocaine,
marijuana and heroin as a result of
missions totaling 11,000 flight
hours. Operating virtually unseen,
the aircraft constantly patrol
Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific
waters and shores while using
radio communications and sensory
equipment to relay vital informa-
tion to other cooperating federal
agencies.
Officials present for the ceremo-
ny took time to reiterate the effec-
tiveness and necessity of the U.S.
Customs staff. Office of
Counternarcotics Enforcement and
Interdiction Acting Director Ralph
Utley emphasized a level 'of
"unprecedented cooperation"
between government agencies as
.well as the Navy that made the
seizures a reality. In addition, he
credited a communicating network


Photos by]02(SW) Bill Lamed
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement
and Interdiction Acting Director Ralph Utley praises the men and women of
the Jacksonville U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office Nov. 9 at NAS
Jax Hangar 1002.


of international partners and the
hard work of the U.S. Customs
agents he spoke to. "Your tireless
efforts to protect America and the
world from drug abuse are making
a difference," he stated.


Bruce Grant, chief of staff for the
Florida Office of Drug Control, also
delivered remarks. "I'm here on
behalf of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and
I'd like to congratulate the men
and women working for U.S.


Inside NAS jax Hangar 1002, a
poster clearly quantifies the results
of U.S. Customs personnel efforts.
Seized, confiscated and destroyed
were nearly $2 billion worth of ille-
gal drugs by Customs and Border
Patrol P-3 Orions crew members.
Customs. You are often unsung
heroes who put your lives on the
line every day. The state of Florida
deeply and sincerely appreciates
everything you do for us."
In a statement directed at drug
traffickers, Grant made clear the
intentions and iron will of the U.S.
Customs and Border Patrol.
"Whether you try to sneak over our
waters, penetrate our skies or
creep through our borders, we will
find you, we will intercept you, and
we will arrest you," Grant said.
The P-3 aircraft are also used to
prevent terrorists and illegal aliens
from penetrating maritime, air and
land borders. In addition to fight-
ing illegal drug proliferation and
immigration, the planes perform
search and rescue operations.


Country music star


meets with Sailors


By Miriam S. Gallet
Editor


Photo Courtesy of Raymond Harris USA
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Chip Dobson signs country western singer
Raymond Harris' touring guitar Nov. 8 during a meet-and-greet event at the Navy Exchange.
NAS Jax Command Master Chief CMDCM(SW) Chris Green (left) and Harris witness the skip-
per's signature.


Country music record-
ing artist Raymond
Harris signed auto-
graphs for Sailors, retirees
and family members during
his visit to the NAS Jack-
sonville Navy Exchange
.(NEX) Nov. 8.
His visit generated a type
of excitement not normally
seen at the NEX. Young
and old alike gathered
around Harris and waited
patiently to get his auto-
graph and thank him for
his support of the warfight-
ers. A great conversational-
ist, Harris engaged the


Sailors in lively discussions
about the vital role they
play in keeping the country
and the world safe during
the autograph signing ses-
sion.
AM2(AW) Rick Perry of
the Center for Naval Air
Technical Training Center
was one of the hundreds of
Sailors who turned out to
meet Harris. "Meeting Har-
ris is a wonderful experi-
ence for me," said Perry
enthusiastically. "It is awe-
some to have him here. I
love his music and when I
heard he was coming, I


See HARRIS, Page 12


NMCRS Volunteer official visits NAS Jax


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer


National Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society Volunteer
Support Director Barbara
Sheffer visited NAS Jax last week
to promote volunteerism efforts for
the society by offering a seminar at
the NAS Jax Officers' Club Nov. 8.
About 30 people from various com-
mands around the base attended
the event.
"I came here to help spread infor-
mation about volunteerism and
inform people on how the NMCRS
works with volunteers. The
NMCRS has numerous volunteer
positions available in a variety of
areas," explained Sheffer.
Sheffer, a former NMCRS volun-
teer caseworker for 18 years and
now a full-time employee at
NMCRS Headquarters in
Arlington, Va., spends much of her
time traveling to various NMCRS


locations to promote volunteerism,
recruit, train, maintain and recog-
nize our volunteers.
"Volunteers are vital to our pro-
gram. Volunteers do what they do
because they enjoy it. In today's
society, more people are volunteer-
ing but they have less time to
spend in this capacity. So, we need
to make sure that the time they
spend volunteering is quality
time," continued Sheffer. "We need
to make their time worthwhile and
ensure it benefits the volunteer. We
have to make it rewarding for our
volunteers so they will want to
come back."
Currently more than 3,000
trained volunteers, both ashore
and aboard ships, are donating
their time running NMCRS offices.
"We're 90 percent run by volun-
teers. They keep this organization
going," remarked Sheffer.

See VOLUNTEER, Page 12


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Volunteer Support Director
Barbara Sheffer talks about how important volunteers are to the community
during a NMCRS Volunteer Seminar Nov. 8 at the NAS Jax Officers' Club.


NAS lax Sailor ADI(AWI
Sean Riley, wife Melissa,
and son Blake, board one
of the sightseeing trains
during last year's Pal Day
in St. Augustine.


Pal Day

coming to

oldest city

early next

month

From the USO
On Dec. 3, the
Greater Jack-
sonville Area
USO is sponsoring the
49th annual USO Pal
Day in St. Augustine.
On this day, many
attractions in St.
Augustine will open
their doors to all active
duty personnel in uni-
form and their families,
free of charge.
Additionally, a free
lunch will be provided
at the Elk's Lodge.
In previous years.
estimates of attendance
needed to prepare
meals have exceeded
actual attendance fig-
ures. To better estimate
the number of meals
needed, the USO is pro-
viding free tickets in
advance of the event.
Individuals who pick
up their free tickets by
tomorrow and then
turn their ticket in at
the Elk's Lodge lunch
Dec. 3, will be eligible
to receive special
prizes.
These free tickets are
now available to be
picked up at the NAS
Jax USO and the USO
Mayport Center on
Mayport Road
In addition to USO
Pal Day, there are many
other activities taking
place in St. Augustine
on Dec. 3. To obtain
information re-garding
other events, please go
to http:// members.tri-
pod.com/ cnwr.
If you have any ques-
tions regarding this
event, please call 246-
3481 or 778-2821.


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2 Jax Air NeWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, November 17, 2005


FROM THE FLEET


Holidays ... be happy, safe and responsible


By FLTCM(SS/SW)
R.D. West
Pacific Fleet Master Chief
Hoo-ya, warriors. It's
that time of year!
Holidays. It's time
to start gearing up for
turkey, ham, pumpkin pies,
chestnuts roasting on an
open fire and football.
Even though we don't get
too much season change in
Hawaii, there's always
something special in the air
this time of year no matter
where you are. Mostly
because several special holi-
days are during this time -
all celebrating the best that
humanity has to offer.
Ramadan just recently fin-
ished and we have
Thanksgiving, Christmas,
Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and
New Year's coming.
, All of these major holidays
stress the importance of
family and faith some-
thing we, as the Navy-
Marine Corps team, all
stand watch to protect. But
too often we forget to protect
something else ourselves.
: Now I'm going to go into
my "old master chief" (did I
really say old) mode and get
on the 1MC and spell a few
things out for those of us
wrho may forget a few com-
ir#on sense things.
Hopefully this article may
make you stop and think!
: No matter which holiday
you celebrate, the main
point is celebrating with
family and friends, whether
back home or at your duty
location.
But to get back home, too


"


FLTCM(SS/SW) R.D. West
many of us don't always
plan properly and try driv-
ing all night, sometimes
through horrible weather.
Sadly, it can result in a holi-
day tragedy.
Shipmates, trust me on
this. Your family would
rather you come home later
than not at all and your
command and Navy leaders
want/need you back safe.
Plan your trip and work
your plan. Make sure you
get the leave time you need
in conjunction with the com-
mand mission to ensure
your holiday success. I want
all our Sailors and Marines
to have the best of the holi-
days and make it back to
work in one piece; you
deserve that!
Plane, train or automo-
bile, plan it out so you don't
overextend yourselves.
For those on the roads,
here are few tips I want you
to take to heart, especially
those driving in wintry con-
ditions:
Absolute No. 1: Don't
drink and drive. You will


either get caught or you
could hurt someone. Call a
shipmate, friend or com-
mand leadership.
If you don't have to
drive, don't! If you must,
drive defensively and smart.
Wear seatbelts!
Be alert for potential
driving hazards including
downed branches, trees,
electric lines and icy areas.
Leave early to allow
extra time to get to your
destination.
Slow down. Triple the
usual distance between your
car and the one ahead. I
know you want to get home,
but don't worry; they'll save
a drumstick and some
pumpkin pie for you.
Keep an emergency win-
ter driving kit with a blan-
ket and flashlight in the car.
There are more tips:
http://safetycenter.navy.mil/
seasonal/holidayseason.htm
The worst plan I can
think of is the person trying
to gut it out and drive crs-
country in two days. Th is
a recipe for disaster. at d
don't try to grab a few winks
at a rest stop all alone. Find
yourself a safe place to stay
overnight and get some real
rest. Rest is critical!
Talk to leadership about
your holiday plans. Make
sure you've thought it
through, and budget the
money to get home and
back. Then enjoy the
warmth of family and
friends and report back
ready to turn and burn.
Once you do get home,
don't think it's time to let
your guard down. Far from


it. It's where we feel safest
that accidents and bad judg-
ment occur. While celebrat-
ing remember the following:
Take care when burning
candles or holiday lighting.
Test tree trimmings.
When decorating with
lights, be sure to purchase
only those labeled by a test-
ing laboratory (UL listing
for example).
Keep Christmas trees
fresh, away from heat
sources (candles) and exits,
and water them daily.
Check out your fire-
places, wood stoves and be
cautious with portable and
space heaters.
Cook with care. Always
turn pot handles in, and
those of you frying your
turkeys, use care with those
deep fryers.
Always, always desig-
nate a driver. This is a no-
brainer!
Again, buckle up. Can I
say it any clearer?
OK, so my point is be safe.
I know I went into it a bit,
but believe it or not your
safety is important to me,
your command and your
family. So do us all a favor
and make the trip in one
piece.
My final note is conduct.
It's the holidays, everyone is
happy, and we're all cele-
brating. But don't let all the
happiness and celebration
make you forget you still
have responsibilities.
We're all on duty 365 days
a year; we are part of the
most professional and best


See HOLIDAYS, Page 16


By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor
G y et to Know Your Friends: A
Short Questionnaire." How
many times have we all got-
ten this email?
I receive it at least once a month,
and because I've grown tired of coming
up with new witty answers, I've gone
to recirculating the same response. It
is flagged in my "Sent" files, ready at a
mhoment's notice, when one of those
friends who will cry and be offended if
I don't respond sends me the "latest"
questionnaire.
*' It doesn't matter that my questions
might not be the same as the ones
dent-they change them all the time,
you know-because no one reads your
responses anyway. That's why these
things should be called "Let Me Talk
About Myself" or "Oh Yeah, A Really
Important Questionnaire I Need to
Focus the Next Hour on While My Boss
Conveniently Pays Me to Work" rather
than "Get to Know Your Friends."
-1. Your full name: Sarah Rutherford
Smiley
.2. What color pants are you wearing
raght now? Pants? I'm supposed to
l1ave on pants?
'3. What are you listening to right
now? Baby Bach (did the makers of
this video really intend fbr me to use
"repeat play" over and over and over
again?) and my mom on the answering


Hey, Money Man!
I recently attended a
financial brief in my com-
mand and found it very
interesting. I really want
to do a better job of prepar-
ing for my future, but I am
not sure where to find the
information.
I have talked with a few
investment "experts," but I
don't know which ones I
can trust or which ones are
just trying to sell me a bill
of goods. Where can I find
useful information about
finances?
MoneyMan Sez:
1 You are smart to try to
get your finances in order.
Many commands hold
financial seminars because
command leaders under-
stand that individual finan-
cial readiness leads to mis-
sion readiness.
As you put together your
financial plan, be cautious.
Unfortunately, there are


machine ("Sarah, I know you're there.
Pick up the phone. It's your mother.").
4. What was, the last thing you ate? I
licked left-over mashed potatoes off
Owen's spoon, and I devoured the dis-
carded crust of a peanut butter and
jelly sandwich for lunch. Oh, and I also
ate three-quarters of a tub of vanilla
frosting. It's been a really good day,
nutritionally speaking.
5. Last person you talked to on the
phone? Mom. It's why she knows I
really am here, just screening calls.
6. The worst advice you ever got?
"Why don't you put on your husband's
military cover for this headshot?"
7. One thing you swore you'd never
do? Marry someone in the military.
8. One thing you find really attrac-
tive in the opposite sex: A military uni-
form. It's why No. 7 was completely out
of my control.
9. Seven celebrities you have a crush
on: Colin Firth, Colin Firth, Colin
Firth, Colin Firth, Colin Firth, Colin
Firth, and Conan O'Brien.
10. A lie you tell too much: "No,
mom, I wasn't screening calls again. I
was in the shower...I mean, blow dry-
ing my hair....or no wait, I was taking
the dog for a walk. Yeah, I was taking
the dog for a walk."
11. Something you're proud to say
you can do: Read my husband's leave
and earnings statement.
12. Something you're not so proud
you can do: I can make frighteningly


many financial "experts"
that will either give you
bad information or charge.
too much for their services.
I would recommend you
start by talking with your
Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society office. They can
help you do a budget which
will give you a good start-
ing point.
Don't want to talk to any-
one yet? Go to
www.nmcrs.org. Once
there, select "money man-
agement" from the
"Services" menu. Here you
will find a wealth of infor-
mation about a variety of
financial topics.
Next select "Dollar
Stretcher." At this link you
will find everything you
ever wanted to know about
money and more! Don't
believe it? Give it a try! I
think you will be glad you
did!
More questions? Call Hey
Moneyman! at 778-0353.


realistic monkey noises. So much that
monkeys in the zoo respond to me. It's
an unfortunate talent to have. If only I
had stuck with piano lessons.
13. Something you wish you could
do: Knowing when it's appropriate to
make monkey noises and whAn it's.
not.
14. Something you say too often: "No,
Ford, you can not wear your Superman
underwear on the outside of your
pants. And no, it doesn't matter that
Superman does it."
15. Something your children will
love you for when they are grown: I
think the inherent lessons of my
answer to No. 14 are invaluable for a
child. I'm confident Ford will thank me
some day, if not today.
16. Who's the least likely to respond
to this email? You (boo hoo hoo).
17. Who's the most likely to respond?
My real friends
18. Your birthday: Don't you wish
you knew? That would make it so
much easier to send me a card on the
right day instead of two weeks later
like you did last year. But I digress..
19. Your college degree: BS (as in
Bachelor of Science, of course)
20. Best part about doing this ques-
tionnaire: Now I have a real excuse for
not answering mom's phone calls.

Sarah Smiley can be reached for com-
ments at www.sarahsmiley.com.


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You are invited to the following Base
Chapel Worship Services this Saturday and
Sunday:
Saturday 5 p.m. Catholic Mass
Sunday 8:30 a.m. Holy
Eucharist Episcopal
9:30 a.m. Catholic
Mass
11 a.m. Protestant
Worship
Protestant Sunday School program is at
9:45-10:45 a.m., and Catholic CCD is 10:45
a.m.-12:15 p.m.


HN DI Hu


Job title/command:
Command Medical Staff
Specialist, Navy Medicine
Sr t innCr r'nm- nrd L


Hometown: New York City


Family Life: Single

Past Duty Stations': Hospitalman Corps
, "A" School, Great Lakes Ill.


Career Plans: To become a doctor.

Most Interesting Experience: Working
a hospital where I was once a patient.

Words of Wisdom: Never do to others
What you would not like them to do to you.


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BELEN MINOR

Job title/command:
Educational Technician, NAS
Jax Child Development Center

Hometown: Manila,
Philippines


I Family Life: I've been married to Brigido for
30 years. We have a son, Philip and a daugh-
ter, Maricris. '

Past Duty Stations: Taipe, Taiwan, Agana,
Guam, Newport, R.I., Norfolk, Va., Naples,
Italy, La Maddalena, Italy, Naples,ltaly and
| NAS Cecil Field.

Career Plans: To pursue a Doctor of.
Philosophy ,in Education degree after earning
my Master's of Art in Education degree from
the University of Phoenix in a few months.

Most Interesting Experience: My won-
derful husband driving me to school every day
for the past 12 years. Thank Ui honey!

Words of Wisdom: The impossible will be
possible, the unreachable will be reachable,
when there is faith, courage and love.


Hospital and pharmacy

holiday hours
Naval Hospital Jacksonville's clinics and pharmacies
will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 24-
25. The pharmacies will return to normal opera-
tions on Nov. 26.
Over the Christmas holiday season, Naval Hospital
Jacksonville clinics will be closed the day ,following
Christmas, Dec. 26, and the day following New Years Day,
Jan. 2. The hospital Emergency Department will be open
24/7 throughout the holidays.






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
Staff Writer JO02(SW) Bill Lamed
Design/Layout George Atchley, Kaylee LaRocque
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4 JaxAir NOWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, November 17, 2005


Jackson assumes helm of VP-62


From VP-62


Cmdr. Guy Jackson
relieved Cmdr. Mark
Fava as the 25th com-
manding officer of the VP-62
"Broadarrows" Nov. 5 during
a change of command cere-
mony in Hangar 1000.
Commander, Naval Air
Force Reserve Rear Adm.
Jeffrey Lemmons was the
guest speaker.
Jackson, a native of
Marietta, Ga., received his
commission from the United
States Naval Academy in
1987. After completing
basic aviation training at
NAS Pensacola, Fla. and
advanced navigator training
at Mather AFB, Calif., he
earned his naval flight offi-
cer (NFO) wings in April
1989.
Jackson reported to NAS
Jacksonville for Fleet
Replacement P-3C NFO
training at VP-30, followed
by his first fleet tour with
VP-45.
At VP-45, he served as
assistant CMS officer, per-
sonnel officer, AW division
officer, NFO training officer,
instructor at the
navigator/communicator
(NAVCOMM) and tactical
coordinator (TACCO) posi-
tions, and training depart-
ment head. Serving three
years with VP-45, he
deployed throughout the
North Atlantic, Mediter-
ranean Sea and Caribbean
in the P-3C Update III.
Jackson returned to VP-30
as a fleet replacement
instructor in November
1992. While at "The Pro's
Nest," he instructed in the
P-3C Update 2, Update 2.5
and Update 3. He also
served as aircrew coordina-
tion training officer, AE/AO
branch officer and instruc-
tor TACCO.
In February 1995, Jackson
joined VP-62, leaving active
duty service to pursue an
MBA. While serving in VP-
62, he held numerous billets
including assistant opera-
tions officer, AV/ARM divi-
sion officer, command servic-
es department head, admin-
istrative officer, mainte-
nance officer and executive
assistant.
He was recognized by the
Naval Reserve Association
as the Jacksonville Area
Naval Flight Officer of the
Year in 1996. Jackson is a


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Cmdr. Guy Jackson
designated patrol plane
TACCO, NAVCOMM blue
card evaluator, TACCO blue
card evaluator and mission
commander.
Jackson was also the mis-
sion commander for Combat
Aircrew One, the first
Reserve AIP crew and win-
ner of the 2001 Liberty Bell
Antisubmarine Warfare
Excellence. He has partici-
pated in detachments to
Iceland, Italy, Greece,
Scotland, Australia,
Panama, Ecuador, El
Salvador, Puerto Rico, Key
West and Japan.
Jackson resides in Flem-
ing Island, Fla., with his
wife, Cathy and their chil-
dren, Chelsea, Matthew and
Alexis.
Fava led the squadron the
past 15 months through
active reserve integration,
both in planning and opera-
tional execution.
Under Fava's leadership,
VP-62 completed detached
operational commitments to
all areas of the world, while
working hand-in-hand with
two active component
squadrons to train and tran-
sition surge ready, Aircraft
Improvement Program
(AIP) trained, combat air-
crews.
Directly in line with fleet
requirements, he qualified
crews in the Advanced
Readiness Program, an
arduous two-week training
process.
VP-62 was the first
Reserve P-3 squadron to
implement an "in-house"
AIP training syllabus to
ensure reserve aircrews
would be capable, proficient,
and surge ready well ahead
of schedule.
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strong support of both the
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ship, the Broadarrows were
the first reserve squadron to
employ AIP in Central
Command (CENTCOM) in
support of Operation
Enduring Freedom and
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
For their efforts, VP-62
Combat Aircrew One was
awarded not only the
Commander, Reserve Patrol
Wing Crew of the Quarter,
but the similar honor for
active duty crews from
Commander, Patrol Recon-
naissance Wing Eleven, a
historic first. In the fall of
2005, three more crews com-
pleted successful detach-
ments to CENTCOM.
Over the past 15 months,
VP-62 surpassed 27 years
and more than 91,700 hours
of mishap free flight and
advanced over 75 Sailors to
the next paygrade.
Fava will He will report
for duty at the Naval
Inspector General's Office in
Washington, DC.
Cmdr. Jack Monday, a
drilling reservist and cap-
tain for Southwest Airlines,
has assumed duty as VP-62
executive officer.
VP-62 is under the opera-
tional control of Comman-
der, Patrol Reconnaissance
Wing Eleven and adminis-
trative control of Comman-
der, Reserve Patrol Wing.
The squadron consists of
245 drilling reservists and
110 full time support per-
sonnel.
Broadarrow reservists
travel from hometown loca-
tions all over the Eastern
seaboard to train for opera-
tional missions in support of
national defense.


The new graduates of the Weapons and Tactical Instructor school are (first row, from left) Lt.
Cmdr. Rob Anderson, Lts. Trevor Arneson, Ryan Balduff, Frank Davis, Rafael Facundo, Steve
Jones, Jim Imlaln, Erik Kjellgren, Pat Marzluff, Pat O'Reilly, Kimo Silcox and Chris Sloan.
(Second row, from left) Lt. Chris Smith, AWC Richard Morris, AW1 Nick Lundberg, Brian
McManus, Michael Silvis, Drew Smith, Chris Speights, AW2 Mindy Koehn, David McGinty
and Nicholas Stuart.

VP-30 graduates weapons and tactics instructors


By Lt. Kimo Silcox
VP-30 PAO


Twenty-two of the Navy P-3 fleet's
newest Weapons and Tactics
Instructors (WTIs) were presented
their graduation certificates from VP-30
Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Brewer
during a ceremony Nov. 10 in the VP-30
auditorium.
The class included four pilots, nine naval
flight officers, and nine aviation warfare
(AW) specialists representing squadrons
and wings from Jacksonville, Brunswick,
Maine, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and Whidbey
Island, Wash.
They received approximately 90 hours of
instruction over five weeks. Lts. Pat
Marzluff, Kimo Silcox, AW1 Brian
McManus and AW2 David McGinty repre-
sented VP-30 in the class and will join the
squadron's cadre of WTIs.
WTIs play a key role in ensuring fleet P-


3 squad-rons receive the highest level of
training. VP-30's WTIs coordinate with
wing WTIs to keep the fleet proficient and
current on the latest P-3 tactics and
weapons employment stra-tegies.
Prior to their Jack-sonville-based phase
of training, the WTI students studied at
the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center
(NSAWC) at NAS Fallon, Nev. The two-
week session at NSAWC focuses on the
finer points of strike warfare and P-3C
integration into the carrier strike group.
The portion of the course in
Jacksonville, led by Lt. Sam Gage, focused
on the primary missions of the maritime
patrol and reconnaissance force.
Topics of instruction also included an
instructor training course, antisurface war-
fare weapons, mission planning, antisub-
marine warfare training, extended echo
ranging, SLAM-ER and counter-threat
training.


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N aval Hospital Jackson- |
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shots at the Navy Ex-
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later specified dates (listed
below) for all retirees and de-
pendent adults.
The hospital requests that
active duty receive their flu
immunizations with their re-
spective command and that
pediatric patients receive their
flu immunization in the Family

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to hold career expo
From Military Sealift Command
Public Affairs Office
Military Sealift Command (MSC)
recruiters will be in the Jack-
sonville area recruiting for open
seagoing positions on Dec. 7 at the
Military Stars Career Expo. This event
will be held at the Radisson Riverwalk
Hotel, from noon to 4 p.m.
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to U.S. Forces worldwide. MSC is seeking
to fill several vacant Civilian Mariner
(CIVMAR) positions in the upcoming
months. Our seagoing positions offer CIV-
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have the skills and experience to fill one of
our deck, engine, supply or communica-
tions positions, or would like to learn more


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hospital or at their assigned Branch
Health Clinic.
Flu immunizations are also available on
a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 8
a.m.-4 p.m. at the hospital in Consultative
Medicine, Family Medicine, the Pediatric
Clinic, and the OB-GYN Clinic.
Flu shots will be offered at the
NEX/Commissary Complex on:
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Photos by AEC(AW/SW) Tony Hines
German Navy Director of Training Rear Adm. Karl-Heinz Riemke (right) presents Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville Commanding Officer Cmdr. Mike Newton
with a command plaque.

CNATTU Jax hosts German Navy official


By AEC(AW/SW)
ony Hines
CNATTU Jax PAO
The Center for Naval
Aviation Technical
Training Unit Jack-
sonville was recently hon-
ored to have Rear Adm.
Karl-Heinz Riemke and two
of his staff members, Cmdr.
Philip Lukoschek and Lt.
Cmdr. Michael Hollensen
on board for a tour of the
classrooms and laboratories
CNATTU utilizes for train-
ing students in the many
areas of P-3 maintenance
and operation.
During the tour, Riemke
was given a tour by CNAT-
TU Jax Commanding Offi-
cer, Cmdr. Mike Newton and
was shown the state-of-the-
art Aircraft Improvement
Program trainer that incor-


porates all of the avionics
systems currently found on
that model of Orion aircraft,
the new environmental sys-
tems trainer, landing gear
and flight control systems
trainers, ordnance and
bomb bay trainers, engine
and fuel systems trainer
and simulator.
After the tour, Newton in-


vited his guests to join
some of the top leadership
in the P-3 Maintenance
Training Unit to discuss
training/maintenance simi-
larities and differences
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Burns retires after 24 years service i


By J01 Mike England
Assistant Editor
NAS Jacksonville Air Traffic
Control Division Leading
Chief Petty Officer ACCS(AW)
Diana Burns retired Nov. 10 after 24
distinguished years of service during
a ceremony held at the NAS Jax
Officers' Club.
After the ceremony, Burns donated
a large portion of her hair to Locks of
Love, a non-profit organization that
uses donated hair to make hairpieces
for children with medical hair loss.
During the ceremony, many of
Burns' friends and coworkers remi-
nisced about the time they spent
serving with her. Guest Speaker Lt.
Candy James, who served with Burns
in Antarctica, told the crowd in atten-
dance about some of the experiences
they shared.
"The phrase, honor, courage and
commitment doesn't do her justice,"
James said. "Her morals are above
reproach. She is a firm believer in
doing things right the first time."
After James' speech, Burns stepped
up to the lectern to honor many of the
friends, family and coworkers who
helped her during her career.
"I've had a pretty successful career,
but there is no way I could done any
of this without the support of my
friends and family," Burns said.
"Their support enabled me to give my
full attention to my job, even when I
would have liked to have been home."
After being piped ashore for the
final time, Burns stepped out onto the
NAS Jax Officers' Club patio to have
some of her hair cut off. She donated
her hair to Locks of Love. This non-
profit organization utilizes donated
hair and resources to provide hair-
pieces to financially disadvantaged
children under the age of 18 with
medical hair loss. The children


Photos by JO1 Mike England
Locks of Love volunteer Lee Goodnight
cuts the hair of ACCS(AW) Diana Burns
after her retirement ceremony Nov. 10.

receive hair prosthetics free of charge
or on a sliding scale, based on finan-
cial need.
Burns got the idea to donate her
hair from her hairdresser Lee
Goodnight. Goodnight, who also vol-
unteers at Lock of Love, came to the
ceremony to cut Burns' hair.
"Locks of Love is a great non-profit
organization, Burns stated. "They've
donated over 5,000 inches of hair over
the past three years and I'm glad that
I can give them a few more."
Burns began her naval career at
Recruit Training in October of 1979
at Recruit Training Center, Orlando.
Graduating as the honor recruit for
her company, she was meritoriously
promoted to E2. Next, she reported
for Air Traffic Control Al school,
NATTC Millington Tenn., graduating
top of her class. Her first duty assign-
ment was, a split tour at NAS
Pensacola and NAS Miramar, Calif.
from 1980-82. During this time, she


was promoted to third class and sec-
ond class petty officer. Burns was
then honorably discharged in 1982.
She served in the United States
Naval Reserve for three years from
1985-88.
In January 1989, Burns returned to
active duty after a break of almost
seven years. Her first duty assign-
ment was at NAS Cecil Field from
1989-1994. There she earned the pro-
fessional qualification of facility
watch supervisor, the enlisted warfare
designation, as well as being
advanced to first class petty officer.
During this tour, Burns was the com-
mand nominee for the 1991 Air
Traffic Controller of the Year.
Additionally, she was the 1992 NAS
Cecil Field Honor Sailor of the Year.
While at NAS Cecil Field, Burns
earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from
Regent's College, University of New
York with a dual concentration in
psychology and sociology.
Her next duty assignment was
Naval Support Force Antarctica from
1994-97. During this tour, she quali-
fied as a facility watch supervisor and
was advanced to chief petty officer.
She has the distinction of being the
last active duty chief petty officer in
her rate to serve in Antarctica.
After this tour, Burns served for 18
months aboard Naval Weapons
Station Point Mugu, Calif. before
being transferred to instructor duty
at Naval Air Technical Training
Center, NAS Pensacola from 1998-
2001. Again, she distinguished her-
self and was advanced to senior chief
petty officer and earned the designa-
tion of master training specialist.
She and her husband Mickey have
three children, one granddaughter,
two dogs and two cats. They currently
reside in Middle-burg.
For more information on Locks of Love,
visit www.locks oflove.org.


ACCS(AW) Diana Burns and her husband, retired AMC(AW)
Mickey Burns, are piped ashore at the conclusion of Diana
Burns' retirement ceremony Nov. 10.


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Remembering people with thanks
By Chaplain (Lt.)
Mylon Pope CHAPLAIN S RNER
NAS Jax Chapel


Jax Alr NWS, NAS Jacksonville, Thursday, November 17, 2005



CNRSE Sailors of Quarter


In just a week, we will
celebrate Thanksgiving.
We will all eat turkey,
dressing, pumpkin pie and
all the usual trimmings. We
will watch football games
and do all the things that
usually go along with the
holiday.
It seems that Thanksgiv-
ing has become a time to
revel in excess in order to
express thanks, but there
seems to be something
wrong with that picture. If
we are going to truly
express "thanks", that's
what we should do.
Here are a few simple
suggestions: Let the people
who are important in your
life know how much you
appreciate them. Tell them
you love them and appreci-
ate all they do to make your
life rich. We spend too
much time taking people
for granted, and not enough
time just saying "thank
you."
Share some of the bless-
ings you have with other
people who are less fortu-
nate. Buy a meal for a fami-


Chaplain (Lt.) Mylon Pope
ly who can't afford one.
Make a donation to an
organization that is feeding
the needy and homeless of
our community. It will
amaze you how far a small
donation can go.
If there is a lonely older
person in your neighbor-
hood who you know will be
alone on Thanksgiving Day,
invite them to your house
for dinner. Unfortunately,
there are lots of forgotten
people who spend lots of
time alone while there are
families next door celebrat-
ing the joys of life.


VS-32 Sailor selected

for officer program


Do something nice for
someone without them
knowing about it. Too often
we do things for others, but
we want recognition and
praise. We should want to
spread kindness just
because it is the right thing
to do, not because of what
we can get out of it.
Stop for a few moments,
and express your thanks to
God for the blessings you
have in your life. Don't com-
pare your plight with any-
one else. You can always
find someone who is better
off than you, and you can
always find someone who is
in worse shape. The thing
about expressing thanks
that way is that it does no
good.
If we look at the person
who has more than we do,
it makes us jealous and if
we look at the person who
has less, it makes us feel
superior. Just be thankful
for who you are and what
you have.
The most miserable per-
son in the world is someone
who is miserable in his or
her own skin. True happi-
ness comes from within, if
you have discovered that,
then you have a lot to be
thankful for!


Photo by JO2(SW) Bill Lamed
JO1 (SW) Michael Scott of Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Public Affairs
Office, and YN2(SCW) Chrischinda Dobbs of CNRSE Administration Department were
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he VS-32 "Maulers"
are proud to an-
nounce that AE2(AW/
SW) Adam Hernandez has
been selected for the
Seaman-to-Admiral (STA-
21) program to become a
naval aviator.
This means he will be
leaving VS-32 shortly to join
a Reserve Officer Training
Corps (ROTC) unit at a col-
lege nearby to finish his
degree and earn his commis-
sion as a naval officer and
eventually a pilot.
Hernandez, originally
from Pensacola, graduated
from high school in May
2001 and enlisted in the
Navy in January 2002. In
between high school and
enlisting, Hernandez at-
tended Pensacola Junior
College and was three to
four classes shy of earning
an associate's degree.
Hernandez joined VS-32
in March 2003 and has been
invaluable to the squadron
ever since as an aviation
electrician (AE) for the
squadron's S-3B Viking air-
craft. He has also proved to
be a key asset for the
squadron as one of a select
few in-flight technicians
(IFT) on temporary flight
orders.
Hernandez first got the
idea to put in a STA-21
package from a pilot in the
command and, as he says, "I
just ran with the idea from
there."
He should' be detach-ing
from VS-32 in mid-January,
followed by a three-month
attendance at the
Broadened Opportunity for
Officer Selection and
Training (BOOST) program,
a college preparatory school
provided to officer candi-
dates by the Navy.
"As a product of the
BOOST program, I felt it
was an outstanding transi-
tion medium to produce
excellent officers and a way
to use my experience as an
enlisted Sailor to help make
me a better officer," said
Lt.j.g. Jamie Tilden.
Tilden is a naval flight
officer at VS-32 who himself
started in the Navy as an'
enlisted search and rescue
aircrewman in SH-60 heli-
copters before earning his
commission.
Hernandez should start
college and ROTC in the
August 2006 semester. He
hopes to attend Jackson-
ville University and earn a
degree in business manage-
ment. Because of the college
credits he amassed prior to
the Navy, he should have his
bachelor's degree completed
in two years.
With his ROTC obliga-
tions complete, Hernandez
will be commissioned as a
naval officer and attend
flight school in Pensacola to
begin his pilot training.


Photo by Lt. j.g. Rodrigo Simoes
AE2(AW/SW) Adam Hernan-
dez of VS-32 flies in the S-3B
Viking with the "Maulers" as
an in-flight technician.
"Jets" are his first plat-
form choice, but Hernandez
says he would be happy
piloting any aircraft in the
Navy's inventory.
When asked what he did
to ensure he was a good can-
didate for selection, Hernan-
dez stated, "a lot of it hadLto
with the support from my
chain of command in the
process of putting together
my package. I really can't
pinpoint one thing that did
it-I just did my best at
everything and made sure I
started early so that I would
have plenty of time."
According to the AE
Branch Officer, Lt. John
Hilburn, "AE2 Hernandez
has displayed the work ethic
and leadership that defines
the Navy's Core Values. His
selection for the STA-21 pro-
gram provides a strong
example to all that the Navy
rewards its troops that have
the motivation and drive to
go the extra mile. He is cur-
rently a IFT, collateral duty
inspector and final checker
for the Maulers. H(. can
easily be described as the
'go-to guy' to get the mission
done. I am happy to see that
he has been selected for the
highly coveted STA-21 pro-
gram."
Mauler Maintenance Of-
ficer Lt. Cmdr. Robert Pat-
rick, also has great things to
say about the squadron's
newest officer candidate.
"AE2 Hernandez is one of
those Sailors who will be
successful at whatever he
attempts. His selection for
STA-21 is a testament to his
drive and determination
while a member of the
Maulers. I look forward to
flying with him in my left
seat someday."
Hernandez has been
awarded with the Plane
Captain of the Year and the
Commander's Leadership
Award while a member of
VS-32. He lives in Jackson-
ville with his wife, Nicola
and their 2-year old son,
Christopher.
"Anyone who has thought
about trying for the pro-
gram should. If they apply
themselves, they can
accomplish anything," said
Hernandez.


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(From left) Honored guests, 97-year-old veteran Ralph Robinson, Rep. Don Davis (R-Fla.),
94-year-old veteran Peter Sorenson and Korean War veteran Teresa Henry watch the annual
Jacksonville Veterans Day parade from the reviewing stand.


salutes those who have served


By Kaylee LaRocque
Staff Writer
Under sunny skies, thou-
sands of area residents
and tourists lined the
streets in downtown Jacksonville
Nov. 11 for the annual Veterans
Day Parade.
The event kicked off at 11:01
a.m. as Grand Marshall Rep. Don
Davis (R-Fla.), a Korean War vet-
eran and Jacksonville Mayor
John Peyton led the procession
through the city.
The parade featured hundreds
of participants including local
military units, veteran's organiza-
tions, high school marching
Stands, motorcycle units, a
corvette club and various other
civic members who proudly cele-
brated the annual event. As each
Unit strode 'past the official view-
ing area, they acknowledged the
,dignitaries and special invited
;guests with performances or the
'command of "eye's left."
A strong support of patriotism
Iwas evident as young and old
I alike watched and cheered wav-
MA W


ing American
flags as each of
the units passed
by. Veterans from
all branches of
the military
proudly wore
their uniforms, -
many reminisc-
ing with stran-
gers about their
service to their
country.
"This is a
great show of
community sup- '*-
port for all mili-
tary past, pres-
ent and ultimate- <
ly the future,"
remarked NAS
Jax Commanding
Officer Capt.
Chip Dobson,
who attended the _
event with his
two children.
Veterans Day
celebrations are :
held all over the
world each year
on Nov. 11 in Grand Ma
commemoration
of when an armistice or tempo-
rary cessation of hostilities
between the allied nations and
Germany went into effect Nov. 11,
1918 during World War I.
In November 1919, President
Woodrow Wilson proclaimed
Nov. 11 as the first commem-
oration of Armistice Day
with the following words:
"To us in America,


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rshall Rep. Don Davis (R-Fla.) and Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton wave to the crowd as they lead the parade.
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the reflections of Armistice Day
will be filled with solemn pride in
the heroism of those who died in
the country's service and with
gratitude for the victory, both
because of the thing from which it
has freed us and because of the
opportunity it has given America
to show her sympathy with peace
and justice in the councils of the


nations..."
A Congressional Act (52 Stat.
351; 5 U. S. Code. Sec. 87ai signed
by the president May 13, 1938,
made the 11th of November in
each year a legal holiday a day
to be dedicated to the cause of
world peace and to be thereafter
celebrated and known as
"Armistice Day." The name was


officially changed to Veterans Day
June 1, 1954 to honor all Ameri-
can veterans of all wars.


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Maryann Christensen and Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton announce
the participants of the 2005 Veterans Day parade as they pass the
re% viewing stand.


Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) Rear Adm. Annette E. Brown (left) and CNRSE Chief of Staff Capt.
* Lawrence Cotton were part of the group of dignitaries riding in the parade.


Marines assigned to Maintenance Training Unit 3032 at the Center for Naval Air Technical Training Unit Jacksonville
demonstrate their combat skills in front of the reviewing stand.


Marines from the NAS Jacksonville-based Maintenance Training
Unit 3032 at the Center of Naval Technical Training Unit
Jacksonville team up as they roll through the streets of Jacksonville.


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By Lt. j.g. Chris Amis
VS-31 PAO


perfect weather and a crowd
near the half-million mark
were present this year at
Jacksonville's Sea & Sky Spectac-
ular Nov. 4-6. Amongst the ranks
of professional air show performers
were NAS Ja.cksonville's own
"Topcats" of VS-31 and two of their
S-3B Vikings.
The VS-31 tactical demonstration
team dazzled the crowd, conducting
various dynamic maneuvers such
as coordinated 'bombing dives and


high-speed, low-level passes while
in close formation. In preparation
for this event, these Topcat crews
engaged in a rigorous aerobatic
training schedule. The hard work
paid off as spectators of the stellar
performance cheered their approv-
al.
Lt. Cmdr. Quino Alonzo who was
responsible for coordinating the
flights and certification process, led
the Topcat Tactical Demonstration
Team. The remaining team mem-
bers were Lt. Cmdr. Fernando
Garcia, Lts. James Mittag, Jason
Cassisi and Christopher Edwards.


Photo courtesy of VS-31
The VS-31 "Topcat" Tactical Demonstration Team (left to right) Lt. Cmdrs.
Fernando Garcia and Quino Alonzo and Lts. James Mittag, Jason Cassisi and
Christopher Edwards.


Jury duty scam puts active-duty military on alert
By]. A. Fischer The scammer announces threaten that the failure to any official notifications by phone number (if Caller ID D
Fort Campbell Army Criminal to the victim, that he or she provide the information will standard mail delivery. Any is available) and immediate-
Investigative Division has failed to report for jury result in an immediate exe- ., ... .,g ..h,, 11nh l 1v ie + the ntac *Atoo thc
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Investigative Divi-
sion at Fort Camp-
bell, Ky., provided the fol-
lowing information on a new
scam they have seen.
This information should
be disseminated as a pre-
ventive law measure to
ensure that Sailors are not
victims of this scam as it
moves across the country.
This method, known as
"Jury Duty Scam' being
used by identity thieves to
deceive victims into reveal-
ing their personal informa-
tiQn.
The scammer calls the
residence or office number
of the victim and identifies
himself as an officer or
employee of the local court
or jurisdiction.


duty, and that a bench war-
rant was issued for his/her
arrest. The victim's reaction
of surprise places the victim
at an immediate disadvan-
tage, and much more sus-
ceptible to the scam. The
victim will rightly deny
knowledge of any such
claim; that no jury duty
notification was ever
received.
The scammer shifts into
high gear, reassuring the
victim of the possibility this
is all "just a misunderstand-
ing" or "some sort of clerical
error" that can all be
straightened up on the
phone.
All they need to do is "ver-
ify" their information with a
few simple questions, Any
reluctance on the victim's
part and the scammer will


cution of the arrest warrant.
The scammer obtains
names, Social Security num-
bers, dates of birth, and will
solicit credit card or bank
account numbers claiming
these will be used by their
credit bureau to "verify" the
victim' s identity.
Family members who
receive these calls are espe-
cially vulnerable to coercion.
Threats against the spon-
sor's military career, should
he/she be arrested and now
have a criminal record, are
frightening and persuasive.
Sailors, civilian employees
and their adult family mem-
bers must be made aware of
this threat to their personal
information and identities.
Legitimate court employees
will never call to solicit
information, and would send


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Fire safety tips during holiday cooking


From the NAS Fire
Prevention Office


A s the holidays ap-
proach, most home
S .gatherings will in-
volve cooking indoor and
outdoor. Cooking fires are
often the result of unattend-
ed cooking and human error.
According to the National
Fire Protection Association,
cooking is the leading cause
of residential fires in the
U.S.
A new report released by
the U.S. Fire ,dministra-
tion last Septe nber, states
that in 2002 alhne, cooking-
related fires caused an esti-
mated 185,606 structural
fires. 80 civilian deaths,
3,875 injuries, and $481 mil-,
lion in property1damage.
"Each year, Ioking fires
in structures, generally
result in the highest num-
ber of injuries,"iaid Charlie
Dickinson, deputy, U.S. Fire'
Administrator. "Cooking
fires account for a large
number, of preventable fires
and injuries. Simply being
mdre attentive to the use of
cooking materials and
equipment would greatly
reduce these types of fires
and injuries."
Underwriters
Laboratories, Inc. (UL) has
made the following state-
ment concerning the use of
turkey fryers: "We're wor-
ried by the increasing
reports of fires related with
turkey fryer uise," said John
Drengenberg, UL consumer
affairs manager.
'Based on our test find-


ings, the fryers used to pro-
duce those great-tasting
birds are not worth the
risks. And as a result of
these tests, UL has decided
not to certify any turkey fry-
ers with our trusted UL
Mark," he continued.
Safe Cooking Tips
If you absolutely must
use a turkey fryer, keep
them away from wooden
decks and garages. Make
sure the fryer is set up on a
flat surface to prevent acci-
dental tipping.
Make sure the turkeys
are completely thawed.
Water from the frozen
turkey can cause spillover of
the oil, causing a fire.
Keep children and pets
away from the fryer. Even
after use, the oil in the cook-
ing pot can remain danger-
ously hot, hours after use.
The sides of the cook-
ing pot, lid and handles get
very hot, posing severe burn
hazards. Use well-insulated
potholders or mitts when
touching pot. or lid handles.
Keep curtains, towels
and potholders away from
hot surfaces in the kitchen.
Turn pot handles in so
you can't bump them. Don't
leave the kitchen while food
is on the stovetop.
Keep children out of
the kitchen.
Remember
Stovetop fire: Prevent
flair-up by covering with lid
and turn burner off.
Oven fire: Turn off
heat and keep the oven door
closed.
Microwave fire: Keep


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microwave. Have oven serv-
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Keep a multi-purpose
fire extinguisher nearby.
Never use water to extin-
guish grease or oil fire. If
the fire is manageable, use
the extinguisher. Call 9-1-1
immediately for help!
Keep a working smoke
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JCMS adds more time to requisition cycle


ByJ03 Ryan McGinley
Commander, Navy Region
Hawaii Public Affairs
Since Nov. 4, Sailors have
witnessed changes in both
their order negotiation
window and requisition cycle, as
both are adjusted to better take
advantage of the JASS Career
Management System (JCMS)
capabilities.
The order negotiating window
is going from the former nine-to-
six month window, to a nine-to-
five month window, while the
requisition cycle will go from two
looks a month, to one.
"It was time to overhaul the
cycle and get it in line with what
future capabilities we're going to
deliver with JCMS," said OSCM
(SW/AW) Pat Lumley, Navy Per-
sonnel Command. Lumley is the
PERS-4 (detailing) senior enlist-


ed advisor and the JCMS team
leader. "We needed to provide
adequate opportunity for com-
mands to conduct the ranking
and comment on applicants who
are applying for jobs within their
command."
When Spiral 2.0 of JCMS was
released in February, commands
were given the opportunity for


the first time to rank and com-
ment on prospective applicants
applying for their command. The
change to a monthly cycle will
provide commands a full seven
days (on average) to review
applicants.
The change will also provide a
longer application phase (about
14 days) for Sailors to review
jobs and decide what's best suit-
ed for their career path. Sailors
will receive five or six looks at
prospective jobs while in the
negotiating window.
"Who better to understand
what Sailors' motivations are
than the Sailors themselves,"
said Chief of Naval Personnel
Vice Adm. Gerald Hoewing. "We
want to be responsive to Sailor
choice and opportunity to grow
and develop. That's why Sailors
need to be in charge of their
career paths; then, all we need to


do is help them achieve those
goals."
The new JCMS upgrades also
allows more time for Sailors to
weigh options when they're
incorporating families into their
career decisions.
"Sailors today are much differ-
ent than Sailors of yesterday
because the spouse plays a very
important role," said Lumley.
"When you negotiate a set of
orders you need to be concerned
not only about the career growth
of the Sailor, you need to be con-
cerned about the spouse, as well.
It's key that, as detailers and
distribution people, we take both
into account."
The improvements to JCMS
are part of the overall Sea
Warrior transformation, which is
moving forward to align Navy
Knowledge Online, the 5-Vector
Model (5VM) and JCMS together


to better aid and educate Sailors
about their futures.
"We are tying JCMS in with
the 5VM where the Sailors will
have a career path established
on their 5-Vector Model, and
with JCMS they can use the job
mapping capability to look for
jobs they qualify for and submit
applications," said Lumley.
Spiral 2.5 of JCMS was re-
leased this summer as a result of
feedback on how to better incor-
porate information into the
career-decision path.
"We did not plan on doing ver-
sion 2.5," said Lumley. "Based on
all the great input from the fleet,
the career counselors and
Sailors, we had enough ideas and
changes to the system to make it
even more of 'self-service' to
Sailors and commands."


HARRIS: Country star's Navy


aspirations cut short by knee injury


From Page 1

knew I would be here to
meet him and get his auto-
graph."
Harris, a 35-year-old
Michigan native, graduat-
ed from Byron High School
in Byron, Mich., and joined
the Navy when he was 17.
However, he was med-
ically discharged while in
boot camp due to a knee
injury. "I wanted to be a
Sailor, however, my desire
was cut short when I
injured my knee during
boot camp," Harris
-explained.
"However, it's great to be
aboard NAS Jacksonville
and meet so many dedicat-
ed men and women who
risk their lives so artists
like me can have the free-
dom to continue to play
and do the things we love.
Being among Sailors felt
like home."
Harris, who knew from
an early age what he want-
ed to be, built his first gui-
tar when he was 7. "As I
look back at my childhood,
I vividly remember my
,first guitar," he recalled. "I
had found some wood
scraps and gathered a
handful of rubber bands
and next thing I knew I
*had a guitar. Deep in my
"heart I kept on dreaming
that someday I would sing
at the Grand Ole Opry."
This was a dream he


Photos courtesy of Raymond Harris USA
AM2(AW) Rick Perry of the Center for Naval Air Technical
Training Unit Jacksonville shares sea stories with country
music artist Raymond Harris at the NAS Jax Navy Exchange


Nov. 8.
realized in 2004, when he
appeared on the famed
stage. His most recent
appearance at the Grand
Ole Opry was Nov. 5, when
he and Wyonna Judd
entertained country west-
ern music fans during a
live concert.
According to Harris, he
spent the majority of his
life on the road as a long
haul truck driver, traveling
more than two million
miles in a custom Peterbilt
big rig he built.
"Whenr I was discharged
from the Navy, I needed a
job and started driving a
truck with my guitar
strapped in the seat beside
me," Harris said. "Before I


VOLUNTEER: NMCRS official pays


From Page 1


Volunteers at NMCRS
not only assist military
families in need, but they
acquire new skills in a vari-
ety of fields such as case-
work, budget counseling,
administration, public rela-
tions and volunteer man-
agement.
Volunteers are required
to complete a training pro-
gram and some on-the-job
training. Once trained,
caseworkers can approve
up to $4,000 to help a client
without getting prior
approval.
"This empowers them to
make decisions, which is
why we attract quality vol-
unteers," said NAS Jax
NMCRS Director Dave
Faraldo. "Unfortunately,
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charitable organization. It
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knew it, I was playing
honky tonk tunes at road-
side bars and taverns
across the land."
"Along the way, the folks
in small towns and big
cities encouraged me to
continue with my singing
career. Finally, I got a big
break few years ago when
two of the songs I wrote hit
No. 1 and No. 2 back-to-
back on various Billboard
Country Music Charts and
remained there for 56
weeks," he continued.
"Suddenly, my singing
career began to soar and
here I am today with a
new No. 1 Billboard album,
"Hurt by the Best," which
has sold close to 100,000

a visit to NAS Jax
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Country music star Raymond Harris signs a copy of his new CD entitled, "Hurt by The Best,"
for SK1 (AW) Kimberly Jefcoat (center) of Naval Reserve Readiness Command Southeast as her
friend, Tania Jones looks on.
copies." doing so much to keep photograph taken with
In 2004, Harris was America free from harms Harris said, "This is won-
invited to be part of a way," Harris stated. derful that someone like
celebrity signing tour as a "Within the next four Raymond is willing to visit
special guest of NASCAR, years, I plan to visit serv- military bases and boost
Ryder Cup, Country ice members worldwide our morale and show his
Thunder USA and Sturgis and auction my 181-guitar support for what we do."
Motorcycle Rally and has collection on eBay to raise The meet-and-greet
participated in other funds for members of the event ended with Harris
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Holiday tree and decoration standards in place


By the NAS Fire Department
To reduce the risk of fire during the
holiday season, the following
requirements are in effect and in
accordance with standards set forth in the
National Fire Protection Association's
(NFPA) Codes and Standards and the
NAS Jacksonville Fire Prevention and
Fire Protection Measures Instruction
11320.1S dated 4 Oct 2005:
All decorations, lights and trees for all
occupancies (except housing) shall be
inspected and approved by the NAS


Jacksonville Fire Department by calling
542-2451, ext 10 or 542-3928.
Natural cut (live) Christmas trees are
not permitted in assembly (clubs), correc-
tional, BEQ/BOQ, Navy Lodge, dormito-
ries, or educational facilities.
Artificial trees in assembly occupan-
cies shall be labeled or otherwise identi-
fied or certified by the manufacturer as
being fire retardant.
Only Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
(UL) listed electric lights and wiring deco-
rations shall be permitted or used on
Christmas trees and other similar decora-


tions.
The use of candles or other similar
devices is strictly prohibited.
Exception to this rule is during religious
ceremonies held at places of worship (i.e.,
Chapel).
For further information, or to make an
appointment, call 542-2451, Ext. 10 or
542-3928.
The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fire
Department would like to wish everyone a
fire-safe holiday season.


FFSC offers educational and support programs


From Staff


he NAS Jacksonville Fleet and
Family Support Center (FFSC)
Life Skills Education and
Support Program is the foremost pre-
ventive measure for the avoidance of
personal and family problems.
All FFSC workshops and classes
are free and available to service mem-


Dignity-U-Wear volunteers needed
Dignity-U-Wear (DUW), a charitable
organization that provides new clothing to
needy individuals and families is looking for
volunteers. DUW and the NAS Jax Chapel
have formed a partnership to assist military
families that became victims of Hurricane
Katrina. The volume of clothing coming in
and going out of DUW on a daily basis has
escalated. The organization desperately
needs more volunteers Monday through
Saturday to help sort the truckloads of
incoming clothing and then pack this cloth-
ing into boxes for distribution to the area
chapels. For more information, call Peggy
McDonald, 636-9455 or email pmcdon-
ald@dignityuwear.com.


bers and their families and
Department of Defense civilian per-
sonnel aboard the base.
Pre-registration is required. If spe-
cial accommodations or handicapped
access is required, please notify FFSC
upon registration.
The following workshops are avail
able in November:


HELPiG HANDS

Greeters needed
The Jacksonville and the Beaches
Convention and Visitor's Bureau is looking
for volunteers to meet and greet visitors to
the Jacksonville area. For more information,
call Patti O'Neal at 421-9158.
Docent volunteers needed
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Docent Corps needs you! Volunteers are
needed to dedicate one morning each week
to give school tours. The Cummer Docent
Corps provides an invaluable service to the
museum and to its visitors. From monthly
training lectures to the finished tour, docents
use a combination of important historical
information and good humor to bring works
of art to life.
If you are interested in volunteering,


Nov. 21, 12:30-3 p.m. Car Buying
Workshop
Nov. 22, 9 a.m. noon Anger
Control Workshop
Nov. 28-Dec. 1, 7:30 a.m. 4 p.m. -
Transition Assistance Program (retir-
ing)
For further information or to regis-
ter, call 542-2766, Ext. 127.


please contact Susan Gallo by phone at
899-6006 or by e-mail at sgallo@
cummer.org.
HabiJax opportunities
HabiJax is always looking for volunteers
for various construction projects. For more
information, call Bonnie Golden at 798-
4529, Ext. 253. The HabiJax Home Store
also needs help coordinating donated mate-
rials and furniture. Call 722-0737.
Habitat for Clay County
Clay County Habitat for Humanity, Inc.,
serves Green Cove Springs, Orange Park,
Middleburg, Keystone Heights and Penney
Farms. Volunteers are needed Tuesday
through Saturday throughout the year to
help out. For more information, call Gamble
Wright-Stuebgen at 444-8524.


MDA seeks volunteers for 2006 summer camp program


The Muscular Dyst-
rophy Association is
searching for sum-
mer camp volunteers to
help young people with
neuromuscular diseases
enjoy fun-filled, weeklong
MDA summer camps across
the country.
Volunteer counselors


must be at least 16 years
old and able to lift and care
for a young person between
the ages of 6 and 21. Each
counselor becomes a com-
panion to a camper with a
neuromuscular disease.
Counselors help their
campers with daily activi-
ties such as eating, bathing


and dressing, and in recre-
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arts and crafts, swimming
and horseback riding.
To obtain a volunteer
application or learn about
other ways to support
MDA's summer camp pro-
gram, contact your local
MDA office or call (800)


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D. Eisenhower to return home to NAS
Jacksonville after completing a successful
two-week at-sea period. While aboard the
carrier, the "Nightdippers" flew more than
200 hours in support of the carrier and its air
operations. HS-5 oversaw the safety of the
fixed wing pilots and crew as 324 day traps
and 108 night traps were completed during
the carrier qualification process. The
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(Left) HS-5 Canvas 616 spins on deck before
beginning their flight operations aboard USS
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UMUC offers classes

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following are numbers to
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Experian Credit Bur-
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Now open with new pinsetters, lanes with glow track,
automatic bumpers, an upgraded scoring system and
much more!
Operating Hours
Monday, 4-10 p.m.
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 11 a.m. 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. midnight

Free bowling on Wednesdays for active duty from 11
a.m. 1 p.m. (shoe rental not included).


Fitness Source
Monday- Friday
5 a.m. 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
9 a.m. 3 p.m.
542-3518

Base Gym
Monday Friday
5 a.m. 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday
9 a.m. 3 p.m.
Holidays
9 a.m. 5 p.m.
542-3239

Indoor pool
Lap swim from 5:30 a.m. 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Recreation swim 4:30-8 p.m.
Water aerobics
11 a.m. noon
Tuesday-Friday
Military $1 per day
DoD $2 per day
Guests $3 per day
Call 542-2930 for more information and additional pric-
ing options.


Savannah
Dec. 10
Includes trolley tour, and free time for holiday shopping.
$33.25/person


Trips, activities and costs may be restricted to El-E5
single or unaccompanied active duty members. Call the
Liberty Cove Recreation Center for more details, 542-
3491.
Texas Hold'em Tournament
Every Monday, 7 p.m.
At The Zone
Open to all NAS Jax

Spades Tournament
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Sign-up in Liberty Cove.

Turkey Bowl Madden '06 Playstation Tournament
Nov. 23, 7 p.m.
Liberty Cove

Thanksgiving Dinner with Liberty
Nov. 24
Turkey and all the trimmings.
Liberty Cove


For information on booking command or private func-
tions at the O'Club or T-Bar, please call the Officers' Club
main office, 542-3041.

T-Bar Social Hours
Monday Friday, 3-7 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3-7 p.m.

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For more information about I.T.T. trips or ticket prices Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Herbie: Fully Loaded (PG-13)
please call 542-3318. Saturday, 5 p.m. War of the Worlds (R)
Jaguar tickets for all home games are on sale now Saturday, 7 p.m. Dark Water (R)

Commands needed for holiday card contest Helpal
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From Staff


Commands are responsible for all work
on the card and costs incurred in de t-


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N AS Jacksonville commands, squad- ing. "'" ".
rons and departments are encour- Plywood cannot be cut. ACFCP
aged to participate in this year's Nothing electrical can be used, as no j
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) electricity will be available during card dis-
Department Holiday Card Contest. Those play. ,
who enter are eligible to win money for Scenes will be judged on originality, cre-
their MWR funds. Prizes are: $500 for first aSeendlsentton. ge w
activity and presentation. Mx
place, $300 for second and $200 for third MWR reserves the right to refuse any
place. cards that are in bad taste and do not
utilizing plywoomusd provided bhoy MWR. demonstrate a wholesome holiday theme.
Plywood is now available for pick up at the *MWR is responsible for putting up all
MWR Auto Skills Center, Building 622. The card displays in the designated area.
following are the guidelines for the contest: Cards must be dropped off at the MWR .
Each command, squadron or depart- Fitness Center by Nov. 28 to be entered into 4
ment may only enter one card. contest. Judging will occur Dec. 1 and win-
Individuals cannot enter the contest. ners announced Dec. 2 at the 6 p.m. during ':
Commands, departments or squadrons the annual MWR Christmas Tree Lighting P ,
must provide a completed registration form at Patriot's Grove. If commands would like
for each card. to keep their cards, they must be picked up
MWR provides plywood sheet for each at the Fitness Center by Jan. 15. Cards not
card and will put up all cards. picked up will be discarded.
*'.
Holiday schedule for Child Development Center
From CDC Dec. 26 No school, center is closed for
Christmas
he following is the upcoming holiday Dec. 27-30 No school, center is open for


I schedule for the Voluntary Pre-K
(VPK) students at the NAS Jax
Childcare Development Center:
Nov. 24 -.No school, center is closed for
Thanksgiving
Nov. 25 No school, center is open for
daycare
Dec. 19-23 No school, center is open for
daycare


daycare
Jan. 2 No school, center is closed for
New Year's Day
Jan. 16 No school, center is closed for
Martin Luther King Jr. holiday
Feb. 20 No school, center is closed for
President's Day
For more information, call 542-5434.


MWR event sponsors needed for FY2006


From MWR


he NAS Jax Morale, Welfare, and
Recreation (MWR) Department is
currently seeking sponsorship for
fiscal year 2006 special events and pro-
grams.
Your efforts will support NAS Jax active


duty service members and their families.
Your company will market to over 25,000
base personnel.
For more information on how your organ-
ization can become a sponsor, please con-
tact Shannon Leonard, MWR marketing
director, at 542-3577 or e-mail
Shannon.d.Leonard@navy.mil.


Home providers needed on and off base


he Child Develop-
ment Center is look-
ing for home pro-
viders. If you are an on-
base resident, you will only
need to be Navy-certified
to become a Home
Provider.
If you are an off-base
resident, you will have to
be state-certified as well as
Navy-certified. This pro-
gram is for dependent
female and males.
For more information


about this program, con-
tact Lisa Williams or


Ingrid Robinson at 542-
5434 / 5529 / 2472.
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Catch of the day

Mike Valentine holds his dinner
of a tasty redfish he caught
recently while fishing
on the.St. Johns River.
Valentine caught this monster
using shrimp for bait.
The NAS Jax Morale, Welfare
and Recreation Department
Mulberry Cove Marina
K' ~sells not only shrimp, but also
S live worms, squid, and a plethora
S:'- of artificial bait. For more
information, call 542-3260.
Photo courtesy of Mulberry
Cove Marina

For more information about the marina please call 542-
3260.

Fourth annual Light Up Your Boat Contest
Dec. 9, 5 p.m.
Prizes awarded for "Tackiest Looking Boat" and "Spirit
of the Season"

Every Thursday- free kayak/canoe rental for active duty.


Friday night events are for ages K-17. For more infor-
mation on the Youth Center, call 778-9772.

FFSC and MWR Military Family Appreciation Carnival
Youth Activity Center
Saturday, 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Free rides, games, prizes, snow cones, live entertain-
ment, clowns, snacks and much more!
Families are invited to bring a picnic lunch


For more information on the golf course, call 542-3249.
For information on Mulligan's, call 542-2936.

Turkey Trot Killer Scramble
Sunday, 1 p.m. shotgun start
$35 entry fee for military and Department of Defense
employees, $45 entry fee for civilian guests.
Includes golf, prizes, food following play, range balls, and
a complimentary round of golf.


For more information on the flying club please call 777-
8549 or 777-6035.
Ground School Classes are located on second deck of the
Auto Skills Center. The Flying Club is now located at
Building 847A on the north side of base.


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Award Nov. 7. The Yard of the Month Program rewards families who maintain the best
yards in their neighborhoods. "This is a great way to recognize people's efforts for a job
well done. It also gives them a little incentive to put in that extra effort to make their
yard look good," said Dobson. 'We just put a little sod down and planted a few flowers,"
Aaron stated. "This is our home and we want it to look good." The Yard of the Month
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officer, gift certificates and a grill. The program is scheduled to resume in the spring. For
more information on the program, call housing at 542-2996.



COMMUNITY CALENDAR


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 or Pearl
Aran at 777-8032.
The Navy Wives Club's DID No. 300 meetings
are h ld 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.
The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38
meetings are held the second Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at 470 Madeira Drive, Orange
Park, Fla. For more information, call 269-2945.
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. Boaters and non-boaters are invited
to attend..The Navy Jax Yacht Club is a members
only club open to all active duty, reserves, retired
military and active and retired DoD civilians. For
more information, call 778-0805 or email com-
modore@njyc.org.
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is
offering free admission each Tuesday from 4-9
p.m. through December. Visitors can attend lec-
tures, docent-lead tours, stroll the historic river-
front gardens, view the museum's Masterworks
collection and special exhibitions and experience
Art Connections, the museum's hands-on educa-
tion center. For more information, contact Maria
Haynes at 899-6025.
The MOMS Club of Jacksonville Orange
Park / Westslde 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, con-
tact Shirlinda at 771-9573 or visit
http://groups.firstcoastcommunity.com/mom-
sclubopw.
The Association of Aviation Ordnancemen'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 AO1
Michael Steckly at 542-5508 or Jim Bottac at 542-
2939.
The First Coast Black Nurses Association
holds their meetings the second Tuesday of each
month at 6 p.m. in the Shands Hospital Blue
room. For more information, call Janneice Moore
at 244-7950 or Dorothy Banks at 542-7748.
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 per-
sonnel are encouraged to attend or contact Lt.
Cmdr. Herlena Washington at 542-7715, Ext. 102
or email Herlena.Washington@sar.med.navy.mil.
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 Coral, 582
Blanding Boulevard. The "Wingnutts" invite all
those interested in motorcycling and motorcycle
safety. They also have a weekly 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 Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine
is looking for individuals with an interest in history
that would like to be a part of a living history
group. The group, which does interpretations and
reenactments in St. Augustine, needs volunteers
for their cannon and musket firing programs. For
more information, call Joe Brehm at (904) 829-
6506, Ext. 232.
The St. Augustine Art and Crafts Festival is.
Nov. 26-27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the special
events field near the Visitor's Center. For more
information, call (904) 823-9703.


HOLIDAYS: Celebrate them safely


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organization in the world.
We're all ambassadors of
the Navy and the U.S. mili-
tary professional mem-
bers of our service and
country always.
So as professionals and
ambassadors, we show
respect for the communi-
ties we are in, the coun-
tries we arevisiting, and
the people whose hospitali-
ty we are enjoying.
As good neighbors, we
work with our hosts to
improve quality of life for
all.. But all that good work


can be erased by one bad
act by our fellows abusing
the graciousness and gen-
erosity of the community
we live in or are visiting.
And it's not a Navy
thing. It's being a decent,
respectful human being
who shows basic courtesy
and gratitude.
Sermon over.
So enjoy the holidays
and the celebrations. Do it
safely, keep those around
you safe, and never forget
you always represent our
Navy-Marine Corps team.
As a personal note, my


and I would like to wish
you all the happiest of holi-
days and our very best for
a great new year.
We've got some chal-
lenges coming in 06, and I
need every warrior ready
to tackle any thing that
comes along. Remember,
any mission, any time -
that's who we are.
Finally when you sit
down with your families
and friends, please keep
our warriors deployed
overseas or on watch else-
where around the world in
your prayers.


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NAS Jax Chapel offers holiday services


he following are the upcoming holi-
day services at the NAS Jax Chapel
and other events happening around
the base:
Dec. 2, 5 p.m. Tree lighting at Patriot's
Grove
Dec. 4, Noon Greening of the
Chapel/Light Lunch
Dec. 11, 6 p.m. Communal Penance at
Sacred Heart Parish
Dec. 18, 11 a.m. Combined Christmas
Cantata/Potluck at the All Saints Chapel
(CCD cancelled)
Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m. St. Edward Chapel


Decoration
Dec. 20, 7 p.m. Communal Penance at
Mayport Catholic Chapel
Dec. 24, 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass
(Catholic)
Dec. 24, 7 p.m. Candlelight Service
(Protestant)
Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass
(Catholic)
Dec. 25, 11 a.m. Combined Service
Dec. 31, 5 p.m. New Year's Vigil Mass
Jan. 1, 9:30 a.m. Mary Mother of God
(Solemnity)


Santa Claus is coming to Alltel Stadium


Santa Claus will be
making an appear-
ance at Alltel
Stadium Saturday.
Santa won't be riding in
a sleigh because he's trad-
ing it in for a Harley-
Davidson motorcycle for
the annual Adamec's "Ride
With Heroes" event.
Joining Santa will be
"The Roar" cheerleaders,
Disc-Connected K9's and
the Marine Corps Band.
Bring the kids and bring
a toy. Toys For Tots will be
on location to collect toys
for underprivileged chil-
dren in Northeast Florida.
This event is open to the
public and admission is
free. Gates open at 11 a.m.
Enjoy food, fun and
games for all ages.
Activities include Pepsi's
NFL Experience, air walks,
dog shows and much, much
more!


For more information on
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SPORTS & STANDINGS


Flag football meeting
A 4-on-4 flag football meeting will be held Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m. at
the Building 850 conference room. The league is open to all NAS
Jax active duty and selective reservists ages. Commands having
their athletic officer or designated representative attend the meeting
will receive five Captain's Cup points. All interested personnel
should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required
paperwork to join the league.
3-on-3 basketball tourney
A Captain's Cup 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Dec.
12 at 5 p.m. at the NAS Jax Gym. The tournament is free and open
to active duty only from NAS Jax. Teams are comprised of three
players from their respective commands and commands can enter
multiple teams. Sign up by Dec. 7.
Sports officials and scorekeepers needed
The North Florida Military Officials Association is looking for indi-
viduals to officiate soccer, softball, football and volleyball at NAS
Jax. Scorekeepers are also needed for basketball. Experience is
not required. If interested, contact Jesse Beach at 771-1333.
Navy Southeast Regional Running and
Triathlon Team
Attention competition runners. Represent U.S. Navy in 5K, 10K,
marathons and/or triathlons? The U.S. Navy will showcase elite
active duty men and women in regional races. Uniforms are provid-
ed as well as transportation, entry fees, and lodging costs.
Interested runners must compete in a sanctioned (USA Track and
Field, USA Triathlon Association, or Roadrunners Clubs of America)
race 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, contact your base athletic director.
Southeast regional qualifying times:
5K Men 19:00 Women 24:00


10K Men 34:00 Women 46:00
Marathon Men 3 hours, 30 min. Women 4 hours
Triathlon Men 2 hours, 30 min. Women 3 hours
Triathlon time based on 1.5K swim, 10K run, 40K bike
For more information about any of the sports articles, call Bill
Bonser, sports coordinator at 542-2930/3239, email
bill.bonser@navy.mil or visit www.nasjax.navy.mil.

Greybeard Fall Softball Final Standings


Team Wins
CSCWL 8
AIMD 7
VP-30 6
FASO/Weapons 3
CNATTU 2


Losses


Intramural Fall Softball Final Standings
Team Wins Losses
AIMD 500 15 2
VP-5 13 3
VS-22 -10 3
Naval Hospital 11 5
VP-62/NAR 11 6
HS-75 7 6
VP-30 11 7
VP-16 9 7
VP-30 Students 9 8
HS-5 8 9
FACSFAC 8 9
CHSCWL 6 10
NCTS 2 12
AIMD 600 3 13


Sailor's Aweigh Program takes youths to Jags games


From the USO


he Sailors Aweigh
Program, sponsored
by the Jacksonville
Jaguars Foundation is
preparing for the upcoming
Jaguar season.
The program gives free
tickets, transportation and
T-shirt to the families of
deployed and deployable
Sailors, with priority given
to deployed Sailors' fami-
lies. It is designed for chil-
dren ages 9-16.
Children can go with or
without a parent, as chap-
erones will be provided or
parents can accompany
their children as a chaper-
one.
- Free transportation will
be provided to all partici-
pants of the program and is
a requirement of the pro-
gram. A Navy bus will be


stationed each game day
near- the Navy Federal
Credit Union ATM Machine
in the Exchange/Commis-
sary parking lot.
Participants are asked to
arrive 1:45 p.m for games
starting at 4 p.m. For
games starting at 1 p.m.,
participants are asked to
arrive at 10:45 a.m.
The Sailors Aweigh T-
shirts, provided free of
charge by the USO, must be
worn by all attendees
throughout the game. The
T-shirts will be distributed
to each participant on the
bus. Participants agree to
remain in the designated
seating area throughout
the game and ride the bus
back to the base following
the game.
Deployed Sailors' families
will have priority for partic-


ipation in the program.
Sailors on sea duty, but not
presently deployed, may be
put on the waiting list to
fill the balance of the seats
not filled by deployed fami-
lies by the Wednesday
before the game.
There is also a waiting
list to fill the slots of fami-
lies who are unable to
attend on game day.
If an individual deployed
unit would like to make
this a command event,
arrangements may be
made. Sign up times for
each game starts two
Monday before each home
game.
The schedule of Sailors
Aweigh games for the 2005
season is as follows:
Dec. 11 Indianapolis
Colts
Dec. 18 San Francisco


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