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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2007
Vitale to assume command Happy 232nd
New leader Birthday, Navy!
By MC2 Monica Nelson
CNRSE Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Michael Vitale
will relieve Rear Adm. Mark
Boensel as commander, Navy
Region Southeast, during a 10 a.m.
ceremony tomorrow aboard NAS
Jacksonville. The guest speaker
will be Vice Adm. Robert Conway
Jr., commander, Navy Installations
Command, Washington, D.C.
Vitale, a native of Vestal, N.Y., was
commissioned an ensign after gradu-
ating from the Navy Reserve Officer
Training Program at the University of
Louisville in 1977. His first tour was
aboard USS Reeves (CG 24) where he
served as damage control assistant
and fire control officer. During this
tour, the ship conducted rescue opera-
tions off the coast of Vietnam and
participated in the attempted rescue
Rear Adm. Michael Vitale
of U.S. hostages held in Iran.
Reporting to the Navy Recruiting
District Indianapolis in January 1982,
Vitale served as an officer recruit-
er and a trainer on the Navy Mobile
Recruiting Team in Orlando.
After attending department head
school in October 1984, Vitale was
assigned as combat systems officer
Rear Adm. Mark Boensel
(CSO) on board USS Comte De Grasse
(DDG 974) with a follow-on tour as
CSO on board USS Bainbridge (CGN
In December 1989, Vitale graduated
from the Naval Postgraduate School
with a Master of Arts in National
See CNRSE, Page 15
NAS Jax supports domestic violence prevention
By MC2 (AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
The NAS Jacksonville communi-
ty kicked off Domestic Violence
Awareness Month with a rally
Oct. 1 at the base theater.
"October is Domestic Violence
Awareness Month, and we put
on these events during this month
to bring awareness about domestic
violence to the service members and
their families on this base," said NAS
Jax Fleet and Family Support Center
Victim Advocate Amy Sulzmann.
"We were supposed to have the kick-
off with a walk and rally today but
because of the rain, the walk was can-
celled, but the rally went very well."
The rally began with NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. signing the Domestic'
Violence Prevention Proclamation,
designating October as Domestic
Violence Awareness Month aboard
NAS Jacksonville. "No other service
requires the family separation that
the Navy must endure. Unfortunately,
that often leads to a lot of stress that
is taken out on the family. Don't mis-
treat your family. At the end of the
day, when all the dust settles, they're
still going to be there and we need to
take care of them so they'll take care
of us," Scorby said.
"The events of this month are
intended to stress the importance of
command and community involve-
ment in ensuring the victim's safety
and offender accountability as well.
Everyone needs to be more involved in
the movement to eliminate domestic
Among the guest speakers at the
rally was Ellen Siler, chief executive
officer of the Hubbard House, a safe-
haven for domestic violence victims in
Jacksonville,- who spoke out against
"This month is a really important
one because it's when we focus our
attention on raising awareness to the
general public of what is happening
with domestic violence in our com-
munity. The coordinated community
response is key to ending domestic
violence," she said. "People need to
know that no matter where they are,
or who they are, that the crime of
domestic violence will be treated the
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Photos by MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. signs the base Domestic
Violence Prevention Proclamation, designating October as Domestic Violence
Awareness Month during a special rally sponsored by the Fleet and Family Support
Center Oct. 1 at the base theater.
same. They will be held by the same
standards by our community."
"We have got to get to a point where
every single person understands that
they cannot stay quiet when it comes
to domestic violence. If you suspect
violence, you need to say something,
if we are going to stop this issue," con-
Executive Director of the Quigley
speaks at a
1 at the NAS
Jax base the-
House Sharon Youngerman, also
spoke at the rally.
"Domestic violence is not just a
woman's issue, it's a crime against
the family and society as a whole,"
The Quigley House is a compre-
hensive domestic violence and sexual
See DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, Page 15
The United States Navy celebrates its 232nd
birthday Saturday. The United States Navy
was originated Oct. 13, 1775, during a meet-
ing in Philadelphia; when the Continental Congress
voted to outfit two sailing vessels, armed with 10 car-
riage guns, swivel guns, and crews of 80.
These two vessels were deployed on a cruise of three
months to intercept transports carrying munitions and
stores to the British army in America. This was the
original legislation out of which the Continental Navy
grew and as such, constitutes the birth certificate of
the U.S. Navy.
To understand the
significance of the
decision to send
two armed ves-
sels to sea under M
the authority of
the strategic situa-
tion in which it was
made and consider
the political struggle
that lay behind it.
Americans first took up arms
in the spring of 1775 not to sever their relationship
with the king, but to defend their rights within the
British Empire. By the fall of 1775, the British North
American colonies from Maine to Georgia were in open
rebellion. Royal governments had been thrust out of
many colonial capitals and revolutionary governments
put in their places. The Continental Congress had
assumed some of the responsibilities of a central gov-
ernment for the colonies, created a Continental Army,
issued paper money for the support of the troops and
formed a committee to negotiate with foreign coun-
tries. Continental forces captured Fort Ticonderoga on
Lake Champlain and launched an invasion of Canada.
In October 1775, the British held superiority at sea,
from which they threatened to stop the colonies' trade
and to wreak destruction on seaside settlements. In
response, a few of the states had commissioned small
fleets of their own for defense of local waters. Congress
had not yet authorized privateering.
A small group of men in Congress had been advo-
cating a Continental Navy from the outset of armed
hostilities. Foremost among these men was John
Adams of Massachusetts. For months, he and a few
others had been arguing for the establishment of an
American fleet. Adams and his followers argued that
a fleet would defend the seacoast towns, protect vital
trade, retaliate against British raiders, and make
it possible to seek out among neutral nations of the
world, the arms and stores that would make resis-
Still, the establishment of a Navy seemed too bold
a move for some of the timid men in Congress. Some
southerners agreed that a fleet would protect and
secure the trade of New England but denied that it
would help the southern colonies. Most of the del-
egates did not consider the break with England as
final and feared that a Navy implied sovereignty and
independence. The most the pro-Navy men could do
was get Congress to urge each colony to outfit armed
vessels for the protection of their coasts and harbors.
On Oct. 3, 1775, Rhode Island's delegates laid before
Congress a bold resolution for the building and equip-
ping of an American fleet, as soon as possible. When
the motion came to the floor for debate, Samuel Chase,
of Maryland, attacked it, saying it was "the maddest
idea in the world to think of building an American
fleet." Even pro-Navy members found the proposal too
vague. It lacked specifies and no one could tell how
much it would cost.
On Oct. 5, 1775, Congress received intelligence of
two English brigs, unarmed and without convoy, laden
with munitions, leaving England bound for Quebec.
Congress immediately appointed a committee to con-
sider how to take advantage of this opportunity. Its
members were all New Englanders and all ardent
supporters of a Navy. They recommended first that
the governments of Massachusetts, Rhode Island
See BIRTHDAY, Page 15
B AE From the Navy Exchange
The NAS Jax Navy Excl
BE Courtyard. Numerous job o
NEX to hold job fair
change (NEXi is hosting a job fair Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the NEX
opportunities are available. For more information, call 777-7200.
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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
Looking back in time...
ON THE HOMEFRONT
Stroller netting and inflatable sleds:
some things parents don't really need
By Sarah Smiley
Being a seasoned mother of
young children teaches you
things. Most of these things are
in direct opposition to what many cat-
alogs selling toys and baby gear would
have you believe.
For instance, a recent perusal of the
various catalogs that arrived in my
mailbox yesterday, a stack that stands
Taller than a small dog, shows me that
,'.some people would like me to think
I-that my 9-month-old son, Lindell's
happy childhood memories are at
*stake if his bottom is not cleaned with
,wipes warmed in a machine first. His
'pacifier will make him sick if it isn't
,sprayed with a special (read: expen-
-sive), non-toxic cleaner. They would
alsoo like me to believe that toddlers
-'need a leash to go out in public.
; Six years ago, when my son, Ford
,was a baby, I fell victim to these
.ploys. I am embarrassed to admit
that I spent an inordinate amount of
.'"time researching strollers, finally set-
tling on one so expensive, excessive,
%,and unnecessary that my husband,
Dustin, being the safety conscious
military pilot that he is, asked, "Does
it come with airbags?"
Me: "Do you think strollers need
them? The catalog didn't show any
.with airbags. Maybe I should look
Dustin: "No, but at that price, it bet-
-ter come with something."
Two kids later, I've learned that
not only are airbags unnecessary on
strollers, so are most other things,
including padding. Lindell's favorite
ride is a cheap umbrella stroller that
he sits in as he is lounging in a ham-
Here is a list of other superfluous
items I found in yesterday's collection
Inflatable sled with three-sided
Something tells me this isn't what
little Johnny has in mind when he
asks for a sled. If you haven't seen
one of these new, safer sleds, picture
Disney World's spinning teacups made
entirely out of an inflatable raft.
There is zero chance that a child
on one of these sleds will enjoy any of
childhood's simple pleasures, such as
going headfirst off the wooden Radio
Flyer and straight into a pile of snow.
It's snow! I can't think of anything
else that provides a safer landing,
except for maybe a pile of bubble
wrap, and as of yet, I haven't seen
any for sale in my catalogs, i
Locking storage for~dhousehold
This is actually a very good idea
and a great safety item. After three
kids, however, I've learned that I don't
clean nearly as much as I thought I
Wireless child locator
This friendly looking bear clips to
your child's shoe and the receiver
stays with you (by they way, your tod-
dler should, too). At the push of a but-
ton, a "high-decibel beep" alerts you
to your child's location, up to 150 feet
away, "even through concrete walls."
There is an easier and less expen-
sive way to keep your children from
wandering off. It involves a pocketful
of Tootsie Pops and some very stern
warnings, or "threats" if you'd rather.
If, however, losing your children on
the other side of a concrete wall is
becoming a problem, there is always
the child leash [shudder].
Plastic seat protector
This sturdy sheet of plastic goes
over your finer furniture to protect it
from leaky diapers and hands sticky
with apple juice. This is only useful,
however, if,you have already ignored
other people's advice to not have nice
furniture until your children are in
SPlastic car seat protector
A second cousin of the plastic seat
protector, this item goes beneath your
child's car seat to spare your uphol-
stery the damage that befalls most
things in close proximity of a toddler.
You can wrap your entire backseat in
-plastic if you want, but your child will
still get ketchup on the ceiling.
Mosquito netting for stroller
This net, which goes on the front
of a stroller, protects your child from
dangerous oncoming insects. Really,
though, how fast are these parents
walking that bugs are pelting their
children at high speeds?
Then again, I do live in Florida,
where love bug season can turn the
front of a white car black, and, I sup-
pose, no one wants to come back from
a family walk to find their child with
bugs in their teeth. But be careful
because it's a slippery slope: first the
netting, then the airbag.
Sarah Smiley can be reached for
comments at www.sarahsmiley.
I have been thinking
about getting a puppy.
People have told me to get
ready for an added cost.
The dog I like is less
than ten pounds; a bag of
dog food isn't but a couple
dollars and will last a long
time, what costs are they
Owning a pet can be a
rewarding experience, but
it is also a big responsibil-
ity. Before we talk about
the added costs, consider
the time you will need to
invest in a pet.
Do you have time and
energy to train and walk
your dog? Will you need
to put down a pet deposit
in your current residence?
What will you do with your
dog on your next deploy-
If you have answers to
those questions, then we
can move on to the finan-
cial aspects of dog owner-
ship. Puppies need several
rounds of shots and worm-
ing, these easily are over
$100. Most vets agree to
spay or neuter your pet
near six months of age, this
is a surgery and will cost
Pets also need to be safe-
guarded from heartworm
and possibly fleas; these
types of pills are taken on a
Will you groom your own
pet or pay to have it done
for you? What about pay-
ing a kennel or dog sitter
when you travel? Will you
want to buy your dog a bed,
toys and special treats?
What will you do if your
dog needs an emergency vet
There are also certain
breeds of dogs that home
owner's insurance compa-
nies will drop you from cov-
erage if you own. These are
all items to consider before
making the commitment to
add a pet to your life.
More questions? Call Hey
MoneyMan at 778-0353.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Standdown is Oct. 26
A Domestic Violence Awareness Stand-down is being
sponsored by the NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support
Center Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the base
theater. This interactive training will be presented by the
organization, Men Against Violence Against Women who
will address the issue of domestic violence.
For more information, call 542-2766, Ext. 131.
Did you know that...
Y our Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a resource
for all active and retired Sailors, Marines and
Their families - whether you're single, married or
divorced? A substantial amount of our financial assistance
goes to service members with families because they often
face more budgetary problems. However, the society ren-
ders financial assistance to everyone - regardless of mari-
Check out the programs and services available through
the NAS Jax NMCRS office. For more information, call
Protestant Sunday School program is
at 9:45-10:45 a.m., and Catholic CCD is
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer............... Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer.........................Capt. Steve Holmes
Command Master Chief...............................CMDCM(SW) Chris Green
Public Affairs Officer......................................................... Rick Crews
Assistant Public Affairs Officer.................................. Miriam S. Gallet
Naval Air Station lacksonville Editorial Staff
Editor ........................................................................ Kaylee LaRocque
Assistant Editor............................................... AO1 (AW) Ron McClain
Staff Writer........................................MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
Design/Layout ............................................................. George Atchley
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-Ensign Robert Brigleb, NAS Jax station conservation officer, holds the first ingot produced by the new aluminum melting
furnace at NAS Jax in 1945 as his co-workers look on.
You are invited to the following Base
Chapel Worship Services this Sunday:
8:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
.9:30 a.m. - Catholic Mass
11 a.m. - Protestant
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TM 1 (SW) JOSEPH DELAUNE
NAS Jax Weapons
Hometown: Franklin. La.
Family Life: I have a 5-Near-
Past Duty Stations: uss DeWert (FFG-451
Career Plans: To complete mrn military ob-
ligations and continue running trucking and real
Most Interesting Experience: The birth
of mn\ son.
Words of Wisdom: Be careful of % hat you
spend your time focusing on, your thoughts today
have a direct impact on \our succe,, tomorrow.
MEET I , I Au ...
NAS Jax Police Officer
, /Hometown: Santurce.
Family Life: Married %\ith
Past Duty Stations: NS Nlayport
Career Plans: To become an investigator.
Most Interesting Experience: Secr ing on
board submarines in the Navvy.
Words of Wisdom: Take it one da, at a time.
NAS jax Command Chaplain (Cmdr.) Michael Mikstay conducts a Catholic Memorial Mass
in remembrance of Cpl. Donald Valentine III at the St. Edwards Chapel Oct. 4. Valentine
was killed in Iraq Sept. 18.
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Donald Valentine Jr. talks about the life of his
son, Donald Valentine III and how proud he
was to serve his country during a memorial
service at the St. Edward's Chapel aboard NAS
Jacksonville Oct. 4. Cpl. Donald Valentine
III, 21, was killed in Muqdadiyah, Iraq by a
suicide bomber Sept. 18. He was assigned to
the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th
Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade
Combat Team), Fort Lewis, Wash. Hundreds of
family members, friends and military members
attended the service. "He joined the Army
because he wanted to serve his country. He
was a hero," said his father, who retired from
the Navy at NAS Jacksonville. His wife, Anna
is a NAS Jax Navy Exchange employee.
. . brance of
* Cpl. Donald
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007 3
'Thank you' from the CNO
By Adm. Mike Mullen
Chief of Naval Operations
Hello everyone. I
wanted to simply
say thanks. Thanks
to all our great Sailors and
to your families.
You are the best I've ever
seen in my four decades
of service and we simply
wouldn't be the Navy we
are today without you.
I've been asked by several
people over the last couple
of weeks what it is I will
miss most about this job
and about the Navy. I tell
them pretty simply, it's the
people. It's all of you.
It's people like HM2
Morgan Bradley. I met
Bradley back in January
2006 when I was on a tour
of the Haditha Dam in
Northern Iraq. While serv-
ing with the Mobile Assault
Company, 3rd Battalion,
1st Marine Regiment in the
fight for Fallujah, Iraq in
November 2004, Bradley
had repeatedly braved
enemy fire to care for his
At one point in the fire-
fight, he sprinted more
than 50 yards out in the
open, fully exposed to reach
two Marines wounded by
snipers. He pulled them
to safety behind a covered
position and calmly treated
their wounds. It happened
in an instant. But everyone
who witnessed it agreed
it was an act of incred-
ible courage not uncommon
for the young man from
Sacramento. Bradley him-
self was a little less sure
about all that.
"I was just doing my job,"
was all he would say.
Just doing my job.
If I've heard that once,
I've heard it a thousand
times since becoming CNO.
And, it hasn't just come
from Sailors like Bradley,
though I've certainly pinned
many medals on the chests
of deserving hospital corps-
It came from Seabees
as they worked to dig out
Gulfport, Miss., in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina. Most
of their own homes had
been obliterated, their own
families evacuated and yet
they rolled up their sleeves,
picked up their hammers
and helped put that town
back together. It was just
like something out of a
John Wayne movie.
I heard it from a group of
ombudsmen there as well.
Many of them had lost
absolutely everything. They
were hurting, barely getting
by and yet there they were
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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVI LLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
Hispanic heritage celebrated at NAS Jax
Staff Writer - U-
The NAS Jacksonville
Committee (MCAC) hosted
the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
at the NAS Jax Officers' Club
Oct. 2. This year's theme was
"Hispanic Americans Making a
Positive Impact on Society."
MCAC President TM1 Felecia
Marcano, helped to arrange the
luncheon. "I do this because I
love people. I love to make people
aware of diversity and the mul-
tiple cultures that we represent,
to bring people together and see
what each culture is all about.
We celebrate each other and we
come together to learn about each
other's cultures. I love diversity,"
The event began with the
NAS Jax Honor Support Team
presenting the colors while
Valoria Volasgis sang the nation-
al anthem. NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. gave the opening
remarks for the event.
"It's truly refreshing to be able
to spend some time to reflect and
remind ourselves of the contribu-
tions of some very significant and
important groups of Americans,"
"Throughout this month, we're
going to see communities all
over the country holding special
events and celebrations to honor
the extraordinary and historic
accomplishments of our Hispanic
This year's guest speaker was
Maribel Hernandez, operations
manager for the Overpayment
Recovery Unit for Blue Cross
and Blue Shield of Florida.
She recently retired from the
Jacksonville Aviation Authority
and is very proud of her many
accomplishments in moving the
authority towards becoming one
of the best airport systems in the
"Thank you for inviting me
here today. I'm glad to be able to
speak to you about myself and
Valoria Volasgis sings the national
anthem at the Hispanic Heritage
Photos by MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
Maribel Hernandez, operations manager for the Overpayment Recovery Unit for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of
Florida and former Jacksonville Aviation Authority employee, talks about diversity in the workforce and within the
local community during the NAS Jacksonville's Hispanic Heritage Luncheon at the NAS Jax Officers' Club Oct. 2.
some of the things that I'm doing
in the city of Jacksonville. You
can't celebrate and appreciate
what you don't know, so I ,decid-
ed that I was going to be part
of the solution in solving differ-
ences [in Jacksonville] instead of
just running away from it," stat-
ed Hernandez. "So, I decided to
become involved in the commu-
Hernandez currently serves
as chairman of the board for the
Jacksonville Urban League, the
nation's oldest and largest com-
munity-based movement devoted
to empowering African-Americans
and others to enter the economic
and social mainstream by assist-
ing them with achieving economic
self-reliance, parity, power and
She also serves as vice chair-
man for the Practical Academic
Cultural Education (PACE)
Center for Girls. "The PACE
Center for Girls is a organization
here that helps good girls who
have had bad things happen to
them. It helps them get back on
the right track in getting their
high school diploma and in deal-
ing with those situations that
are unfortunately not going to go
away unless we help them," she
The purpose of PACE is to inter-
vene and prevent school with-
drawal, juvenile delinquency, teen
pregnancy, substance abuse and
Hernandez closed by challenging
the audience. "What I ask of you is
to consider getting to know some-
one who is different than you. If
you have the opportunity to make
a difference in the community,
get involved and be a part of that,
because you can make an impact."
In 2004, Hernandez was
awarded the Hispanics Achieving
Community Excellence Award,
and in 2005, she was recognized
by Community Connections as a
community leader and as an Up
and Comer by, the Jacksonville
In 2006, she received the Heart
of Gold Award from Volunteer
Jacksonville and the U.S.
President's Volunteer Service
Award. In 2007, she was selected
for the "Faces" campaign of the
United Way of Northeast Florida.
After lunch, two service mem-
bers presented a time-honored
dance that expressed the vital-
ity and passion of the Hispanic
culture. CTA2 Sheenah Thrasher
and AS1 Justo Valverde performed
the merengue, a dance that origi-
nated in the Dominican Republic.
In 1968, Congress authorized
President Lyndon B. Johnson to
declare a week in September for
CTA2 Sheenah Thrasher and AS1
Justo Valverde perform a native
Domincan Republic dance at the
Hispanic Heritage Luncheon
sponsored by the Multi-Cultural
Awareness Committee at the NAS
Jax Officers' Club Oct. 2.
Hispanic observance. In 1988,
President Ronald Reagan extend-
ed the observance to be held Sept.
15 through Oct. 15. Each year, the
Navy takes the month to specifi-
cally celebrate the contributions
that thousands of Hispanic mili-
tary servicemen and women have
unselfishly given to our nation.
"Obviously an event like this
-doesn't just happen. It's the result
of a lot of hard work put out by
some tremendously dedicated peo-
ple," said Scorby.
"So I would like to thank the
Committee for'their efforts in
making this event a reality."
O blood types
From the Blood Alliance
The Blood Alliance is in desperate need
for O-Negative and O-Positive blood.
Local hospitals have less than a day's
supply of O-Negative and O-Positive
blood. In addition, the alliance is at near,
critical levels on all other blood types.
If the blood supply is not replenished
immediately, there will not be enough
blood available for local hospitals and
medical facilities to perform necessary
For more information on Blood Alliance
locations and hours of operation for
donor centers and mobile blood drives,
The Blood Alliance is the sole provider
of blood and blood products to all local
hospitals and medical facilities, with six
donor centers in the Jacksonville area,
one in St. Mary's, Ga., and one in St.
contest coming up
The annual "Beat the Holidaze
with MWR" program begins soon.
All commands, squadrons and
departments are encouraged to partici-
pate to win money for their MWR funds.
To participate, design a holiday card
utilizing plywood provided by MWR.
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'Dragonslayers' protect refineries in Iraq
By MC3 Octavio N Ortiz
USS Enterprise Public Affairs
The HS-11 "Dragonslayers," deployed on
board USS Enterprise with Carrier Air
Wing One in the Persian Gulf recently
provided an aircraft and crew to conduct
airborne security patrol to help protect two
offshore oil refineries in Iraq.
The Khawr Al Amaya Oil Terminal
(KAAOT) and Al Basrah Oil Terminal (ABOT)
refineries provide more than 90 percent of
Iraq's annual income. They also supply the
world with close to 25 percent of its crude oil.
A helicopter requirement must be met,
but due to maintenance issues, other air-
craft weren't available so HS-11 was asked to
assist with operations.
A team of eight personnel was organized
into two crews and one aircraft to conduct
maritime security operations in the northern
Arabian Gulf. The crews conducted 23 combat
missions with a total of 85.6 flight hours.
Overseeing the operations was Combinad
Task Force (CTF) 158, a command and con-
trol center located on a barge known as Ocean
Six. Its mission is to defend the platforms and
coordinate operations with U.S. and coalition
Photo courtesy of HS- 11
Crewmembers from the HS-11 "Dragonslayers" recently participated in a security operations
mission to protect two oil refineries in Northern Iraq.
"CTF-158 is a task force that was orga-
nized to defend the gas and oil platforms in
the Northern Arabian Gulf," said Lt. Cmdr.
Christopher Pesile, HS-11's operation's offi-
"The oil platforms are a national asset to
the Iraqi government and since they're locat-
ed so close to the Iranian territorial waters,
they're a high strategic and economical
With the presence of U.S. forces in the area,
enemy forces are observed by aerial recon-
naissance. "We provided armed reconnais-
sance and coverage." said Lt. Cmdr. Robert
Hawthorne, HS-11's maintenance officer.
"There are hundreds of small fishing and
merchant boats that often get approached by
suspect vessels. With our helicopters, we are
able to watch over them. We provide a pres-
Lt. Justin Hoblet, line division officer feels
the crew made a difference during their stay
and would have liked the opportunity to do
more. "I felt like we helped out there and
were a valuable asset," said Hoblet. "I think
we benefited the cause that they were try-
ing to accomplish. I only wish we could have
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at the Fleet and Family Support Center
looking for ways to help other Navy fami-
lies. And, in so many ways families have
made a difference in these last couple of
years. The support of our families has
been at the highest level I've ever seen. My
wife, Deborah and I are incredibly appre-
ciative of that support.
I've heard it from Sailors and Marines
stationed far away from home in Japan,
Korea and Guam, who know their pres-
ence in that vital region helps preserve the
"Just doing my job," is what the Navy
security personnel who assist the Iraqis
guarding the oil platforms in the Persian
Gulf told me.
I heard it from explosive ordnance tech-
nicians working hard to find and disarm
those IEDs, which are killing our men and
women in uniform.
From the men and women of Conibined
Joint Task Force Horn of Africa, who
know that setting the conditions for
security there is vital to eliminating the
threat of terrorism. And, from some of
our finest young naval officers command-
ing Provincial Reconstruction Teams in
They will all tell you they are just doing
Many of them, in the places I just men-
tioned, are individual augmentees. Some
50,000 or so, over the last several years
from the Navy - individual augmentees.
Supporting out families is a critical mis-
sion for all of us, and they have performed
at man exceptionally high level. Many of
them tell me that's the best year they have
ever had in their Navy career.
They are doing incredible jobs, like
the doctors and nurses aboard our hos-
pital ships USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) and
USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) or the crew of
USS Peleliu (LHA 5), which just returned
last week from a four-month Pacific
Partnership mission during which they
helped provide care to more than 31,000
Speaking of doctors and patients, I ran
into a Navy doctor by the name of Saleem
Khan during another trip to Iraq. Khan
is a reservist. He'was 59 years old at the
time, with 18 years.in the Navy.
Raised in Pakistan, he can read Arabic
and speak Persian. He was on his fifth
tour in Iraq.
On the day I visited him he was trying
to save the life of an insurgent who only
an hour or so before had been trying to kill
our Marines. Khan said it was his job to
save that life and he was proud to do it.
A reporter who was traveling with us
asked him why he joined the Navy at age
He said and I quote, "I never wanted
anybody to look at me and say, 'Hey, you
came over here and made a lot of money
and you didn't pay your dues.' My kids
were born in .the United States. I want
them to know their father paid his dues."
He was, he believed, just doing his job.
I'm convinced it's more than modesty,
though it certainly reflects a good deal of
that. It's a quiet, resolute pride that all
of you harbor deep within, pride in doing
what this nation has called you to do -
pride in service and duty and honor.
For my part, I want you to know how
proud I am, incredibly proud, to have had
the opportunity to serve with you these
past two years and to watch you at work,
just doing your jobs - active, reserve, civil-
It's been inspiring to me and to my wife,
My tour as your CNO may be getting cut
a little short, but my gratitude for all that
you and your families do, every day, will
endure the rest of my life.
Thank you for doing your jobs so well.
Thank you for your service. And God bless.
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6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
By Frank Taormina
FRCSE Public Affairs Specialist
Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE) recent-
ly completed its 16th F/A-
18 Center Barrel Replacement
(CBR+) aircraft for fiscal year
2007, more commonly known to
the "Pacesetters" at FRCSE as
To celebrate this unprecedent-
ed accomplishment, FRCSE held
a short ceremony last month in
Hangar 101 to mark the occasion
and to recognize the more than
300 personnel who were involved
in reaching this significant mile-
FRCSE Commanding Officer
Capt. Tim Matthews addressed
the Pacesetters at the ceremony.
Matthews talked about the early
days of the CBR+ Program and
the struggles the facility encoun-
tered in meeting its goals for pro-
duction. He then spoke of the vast
improvement in turn-around-time
(TAT) that led to "Sweet 16."
"This team is made up of people
from many trades throughout the
facility who pulled together to
accomplish this goal of complet-
ing 16 aircraft by the end of fiscal
year '07. We have reached our
goal and I salute you," he stated.
Rear Adm. Michael Hardee,
commander, Fleet Readiness
Centers, was not able to attend
the ceremony but sent a letter
to Matthews congratulating the
team on its accomplishment. He
said, "You have lots to celebrate
and should be very proud of the
role you play in generating com-
bat readiness for our warfight-
ers. The return of "Sweet 16" to
VFA-87 this week is a milestone
accomplishment for FRCSE;
Please accept my heartfelt con-
gratulations on reaching this
critical milestone. Thank you and
bravo zulu for fixing it once, fix-
ing it right and fixing it on time!"
The F/A-18 Hornet,- an all-
weather aircraft and the nation's
first strike fighter, is the U.S.
Navy's premier fighter/attack air-
craft. In its fighter mode, the F/A-
18 is used primarily as a fighter
escort and for fleet air defense. In
its attack mode it is used for force
projection, interdiction and close
and deep air support. FRCSE cur-
rently repairs and modifies the
F/A-18 C and D models.
Early in 2003, Vice Adm. Walter
Massenburg, commander, Naval
Air Systems Command, chal-
lenged all depot level facilities
to improve reliability and reduce
TAT. Little did the workforce
know they would be challenged
so soon. Later in 2003, what was
then the Naval Air Depot, accept-
ed the workload of replacing the
F/A-18 center barrels. Also in
2003, the facility received its first
fixture and inducted one aircraft
for the center barrel replacement.
The center barrel is arguably
the most critical part of the air-
craft. That is where the fore and
aft fuselage sections, wings and
landing gear all connect. It also is
the part that takes on the brunt
of arrested landings aboard air-
craft carriers. When the F/A-18
was built, the prime contractor,
McDonnell Douglas, designed the
center barrel to last 6,000 flight
hours. As the aircraft approached
those hours, the airframe had
held -up well. The Navy didn't
want to retire the F/A-18 so the
solution was to replace the center
Since the advent of Lean/Six
Sigma, FRCSE has been doing
things differently. The facility has
"Leaned" out the process of every-
thing they do. This includes air-
craft maintenance. Lean thinking
is summarized in five principles:
precisely specify value by specific
product, identify the value stream
for each product, make value flow
without interruptions, let the cus-
tomer pull value from the produc-
er, and pursue perfection. Simply
put, trim the fat.
To improve the schedule and
cost execution, the team also uti-
lized a management technique
known as the "Four Disciplines of
The F/A-18 line is the first
"Greenfield" project at FRCSE.
Greenfield is a new design or pro-
duction facility where best-prac-
tice, lean methods can be put in
place from the outset. FRCSE per-
sonnel set up cells throughout the
hangar to incorporate the� Lean
"Sweet 16" stands ready to head back to the fleet after being reworked at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast.
concept into the CBR+ change.
Cell No. 1 is pre-strip. It is here
that the aircraft is prepared for
the strip hangar, where they will
strip the paint from the aircraft
and then preserve the bare metal
with a primer coat. In pre-strip
the artisans remove the engines,
electronics, tail hook, launchers,
guns, de-arm the fire bottles, and
perform a cabin pressure check.
(Then it's on to cell No. 2.
In cell No. 2, which is post-strip,
the artisans remove the hori-
zontal stabilizer, radome, wings,
landing gear, fuel cell plumbing,
and leading edge extensions.
Cell No. 3 is the pre-fixture cell.
In this cell they spot the aircraft
and level the bucks (jack stands),
set-up for and perform optical
laser alignment, and remove some
skins and engine nacelles.
Cell No. 4 is the fixture cell and
where the artisans perform the
center barrel change. There are
three of these cells in the hangar.
This is where they actually split
the aircraft. The forward fuselage
is removed from the center barrel
and the center barrel is removed
from the aft fuselage. The instal-
lation of the new center barrel is
performed in reverse order. This
process sounds quick .and easy,
but it is not. The details are too
many to list for this article, but
just to give you an example of
how tedious the work is to per-
form, each of the 4,000 holes the
artisans drill and ream must be
inspected and measured by the
facility's quality assurance team.
Cell No. 5A is the post fixture
cell. This is where they prime the
inaccessible areas and install the
nacelles and some of the skins,
among other tasks. In cell No.
5B the artisans install longerons,
more skins, and hardware.
Cell No. 6 is an assembly cell.
Here they install more panels and
hydraulic lines and perform leak
checks. Again, this is just a sum-
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Tim Matthews
addresses the audience at the "Sweet 16" ceremony last month.
mary. There is much more work
performed in this cell.
Finally, the aircraft is moved
to cell No. 7, the operations cell.
This is -where they install the
engines, landing gear and landing
gear doors, seats, and the canopy.
They also perform a fuel system
leak check and an arresting gear
check, and rig the throttles and
flight controls. This is'the last
stop the aircraft makes in the F/
A-18 hangar. From here it goes to
In flight check, the artisans
perform many more systems and
operations checks before turning
the aircraft over to the test pilot.
See FRCSE, Page 7
This is where the aircraft is actually split to facilitate removal
of the center barrel. The aircraft is in this cell for 45 days.
Artisans prepare an F/A-18 for the strip hangar, which can be
seen behind the aircraft.
The front and side views of the center barrel after removal.
This is the next post fixture cell, where artisans will install the
longerons, more skins and hardware.
Artisans spot the aircraft and place it on bucks (jackstands). Here, artisans install hydraulic lines, perform a hydraulic leak
Once the bucks are leveled, artisans perform an optical laser check, cavity water leak check and install more panels. They
alignment. They also remove more panels and skins, fore and will also install the seats, engines, arresting gear and rig the
aft dorsal decks and engine nacelles. The aircraft is difficult to throttles and flight controls. Notice the radome, wings, can-
see due to the ipany maintenance stands and tool boxes sur- opy, and landing gear have been installed. The aircraft then .
rnounding if h.oadc tto fl;.ht chprlc.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007 7
During the pre-strip cell, artisans prepare the aircraft for a cabin pressurization check.
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Aircraft Production Manager
Major Nimock addresses the audience at the ceremony.
Photos courtesy of
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
The F/A-18 after the radome, horizontal stabilizer, wings and leading edge extensions have been removed. Next, artisans will
prepare the aircraft for landing gear removal.
(From left) Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Aircraft
Production Manager Major Nimock, FRCSE Commanding Officer
Capt. tim Matthews, and FRCSE General Foreman Angello Evans
cut the ceremonial cake at the "Sweet 16" ceremony.
FRCSE: 'Sweet 16' just the beginning
From Page 1
The test pilot takes the aircraft up for a rigorous flight
test. It is the test pilot's job to push the aircraft to its lim-
its while noting any discrepancies. Once the discrepancies
are corrected the aircraft is off to the paint hangar before
being flown back to the squadron.
To keep things moving smoothly, the cells all have to
"'pulse" or move the aircraft at the same time. With the
exception of cell No. 4, the fixture cell, which pulses every
:45 days, the cells pulse every 15 days.
FRCSE wasn't always able to meet schedule. As with
.every new project, they went through growing pains. But
as time went on and they learned to lean out the process,
:FRCSE was able to meet its goal of completing 16 center
barrel change aircraft. "Sweet 16" is just the beginning
of more good things to come. The facility is on the verge
of decreasing the pulse time to 13 days which gets the
aircraft back to the warfighter in less time and enables
our military to continue its pursuit of the war on terror.
:FRCSE is relentless in its pursuit of constant improve-
ment and perfection. Some people say perfection is impos-
'sible. But the pursuit of perfection is always a step in the
The F/A-18 CBR+ Project has been a particularly com-
plex challenge for FRCSE. As with any new project, there
was a steep learning curve, from both a technical and
logistics perspective. The success of the project is directly
attributable to the diligence, determination and innova-
tion of the artisans on the shop floor and those who sup-
port them. With the Lean and 4D "Airspeed" tools, the
F/A-18 team has proven they can reduce variability in the
process and deliver on-time and on-cost.
The new center barrel has been installed and the artisans will prime and paint inaccessible areas, re-install the engine nacelles
and some panels and skins.
8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
Manage conflict by being
quick to listen, slow to speak
By Chaplain Lt. Joe Molina
NAS Jax Chapel
Aman went to his neighborhood bar-
ber for a haircut. The barber was
one of those "little people" always
cutting others down to size. He was the
type of person with always something
negative to say. He just
loved to discourage. The
customer sat down for
his cut and proceeded
to tell the barber that
he was taking a trip
to Rome. The barber's e.
response was typically .
negative, "Well, I hear
that Rome is overrated.
The hotels are over-
priced. The streets are
a nightmare to drive in !
and Italians are rude to
Americans. You'll hate
the trip. You're throw- -
ing your money away!"
The customer protest- Chaplain Lt
ed, "But I've been saving
my money for years. Besides, there's a good
chance that I'll be able to get an audience
with the Pope."
"I wouldn't count on it if I were you," said
the barber. "The Pope only gives audiences
to really important people."
A few weeks later, the man returned to
the barbershop. "Well how was the trip?"
asked the barber, sarcastically.
"Rome was beautiful. The hotels were
outstanding and the Italians were super
friendly. Hey, I even got to see the Pope!"
said the customer.
The barber couldn't believe it. "You got
to see the Pope? What happened?"
"That's right, I even bent down and
kissed his ring," said the customer.
"Wow! Did the Pope say anything?" asked
"Yes, he did. He looked down at my head
while I was kneeling and said 'what a lousy.
haircut!"' replied the customer.
Have you ever gotten into those kinds of
unending exchanges with seemingly dif-
ficult people? It's called "one-upmanship."
It is the kind of antagonism that can build
up into aggression that doesn't help in
winning friends and influencing people.
These exchanges have a tendency to esca-
late until we allow the subtle exchanges to
turn into ugly, abrasive confrontations.
Things are said. Feelings are trampled
and then after this catharsis of emotions
and anger take place, we find ourselves at
a loss and maybe even feel defeated. These
kinds of experiences invade the tranquility
of our lives. It can lead us to ask impor-
tant questions such as: How can I avoid
conflict? If in a tense relationship how can
I apply principles to keep me walking the
high road? How can I manage a conflict so
as to preserve friendships and rise above
the situation? After all, differences of opin-
ion and interpersonal conflicts are inevi-
Well, here are
t. loe Molina
some principles that have
helped me in manag-
ing conflict. When
applied, these principles
can diminish conflict
and help to keep a few
Be quick to listen.
rists emphasize the use
of the receivers (ears).
Common sense points
out the importance of
listening. The problem
arises when we allow
the mouth to work twice
as much as the ears. As
we listen, we need to lis-
ten with the "inner" ear
of the heart and try to
identify what the speaker is truly address-
ing. We then assume responsibility for
those things that we can fix and whenever
necessary have the integrity to apologize
when we are at fault.
Be slow to speak. In his classic work
"How to Win Friends and Influence
People," Dale Carnegie wrote, "Criticism
is futile because it puts a person on the
defensive and usually makes him strive
to justify himself. Criticism is danger-
ous because it wounds a person's precious
pride, hurts his sense of importance and
arouses resentment. Any fool can criticize,
condemn and complain - and most fools
do. But it takes character and self control
to be understanding and forgiving." This is
Be slow to become angry. Anger has the
power to divide and destroy friendships.
But is anger normal? Yes! Anger is an indi-
cator pointing out that something is wrong
and needs fixing. Allowed to run its course,
anger is an energy force that will deplete
our pool of positive energy.
We must harness anger and convert it
into a positive force. This process begins
with forgiveness and restoration. This
assumes the other party's willingness
to return in kind. When the other party
insists in their belligerence we do have the
inherent right to disengage ourselves and
Admittedly, these things are not easy
to do. However, when applied there is
great potential for personal freedom and
an inner peace that transcends all under-
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There are more than
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Time was spent sending e-
mails, making phone calls,
or constantly reminding the
active-duty spouse to get
the information from the
. No more. Navy Fleet and
Family Support Programs
(FFSP) has created an online
Navy Ombudsman Registry
"The Ombudsman Registry
is a centralized system
designed to enhance report-
ing between the command
and ombudsman," said Ed
Roscoe with the Navy FFSP
Ombudsman Program. "The
use of the registry during
catastrophic events will
enable ombudsmen to be
connected quickly with the
location of Navy families
that may have evacuated
"The locator is a tool for
Navy families to use to con-
tact their ombudsman with
regard to relocation to new
duty stations, information
and referral, and, in time of
disasters, to relay informa-
tion to the ombudsman as to
the families location," said
Roscoe. "This vital link will
ensure that ombudsmen can
relay this information to the
command, letting service
members know that their
families are safe and are
getting help if needed."
To ensure the ombudsman
locator is a helpful resource
to Navy families, the com-
mand and ombudsman must
first register in the ombuds-
It is a two-step process for
commanders (or their desig-
* Step (1): The commander
(or designee) registers and
waits for their account to be
* Step (2): When they
receive the e-mail indicat-
ing their account has been
approved, they return to
the registry and follow the
procedures for assigning
themselves to their com-
mand and requesting their
assigned to the command by
At this stage, families
can go to the FFSP Web
site, click on "Locate My
Ombudsman," to be con-
nected by e-mail with the
ombudsman at their parent
or gaining command. Having
a registered ombudsman
helps the Navy family, the
command, and the ombuds-
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Historically, only com-
mands that deployed were
required to have ombuds-
men, and everyone knew
who they were. They were
the link between the com-
mand and the Navy family,
providing vital information
both up and down the chain,
making deployments easier
for the command, the Sailor,
and the family.
However, during the 2005
hurricane season, the role of
the command ombudsman
received a double-take from
both the command and fam-
ily perspective. Ombudsmen
played a vital roll in pro-
viding families affected by
the hurricanes support and
resources they needed to
recover from the devasta-
Commands that weren't
deployed or do not deploy
realized that having an
ombudsman assigned to
their command was essen-
Task Force Navy Family
(TFNF) was established
in August 2005 to assist
Navy families during the
2005 hurricane disasters.
TFNF established the first
ombudsman registry. The
current ombudsman instruc-
tion, OPNAVINST 1750.1F,
signed in March, 2007, offi-
cially launched the require-
ment that all Navy ombuds-
men must be registered and
assigned to their command.
However, less than 1,200
are currently registered with
300 actually assigned to a
"It is important that
commands register," said
Roscoe. "If only the ombuds-
man registers, then they are
not linked to their command
in the ombudsman registry
and families looking to con-
tact their command ombuds-.
man will instead be connect-
ed to the nearest Fleet and
Family Support Center."
Roscoe stated that,
"Ombudsmen are more
involved with commands
than just providing deploy-
ment or catastrophic event
recovery support. They are
the communication link
between commands and fam-
"They are also involved
with the command's spon-
sorship program by assisting'
the sponsor with answering
questions for incoming fami-
lies and connecting families
with an ombudsman at the
gaining command as well,"
"If a new family is arriv-
ing, they can contact the
ombudsman ahead of arrival
and get referral information
on childcare, schools, hous-
ing, etc. with just a click of
a button," said Roscoe. "If
the ombudsman is regis-
tered, the system will gen-
erate an e-mail directly to
the ombudsman of a per-
spective gaining command.
The ombudsman can then
contact the family and assist
them by providing resources
The ombudsman registry
is beneficial to the ombuds-
man as well.
"It benefits the ombuds-
men by enhancing communi-
cation amongst ombudsmen
in the way of a forum," said
Roscoe. "Using this venue,
ombudsmen may share
information, ask questions,
and provide answers to other
The information contained
in the registry and Web site
are loaded with resources,
materials, and information
that ombudsmen can down-
load and share with their
command Navy families."
The command benefits by
having a registered ombuds-
man also. Service members
are better able to perform
their jobs and complete the
command's. mission assign-
ments knowing that their
families are taken care of
when their unit is deployed,
during a catastrophic event,
or facing challenges that
accompany military life.
To register as an ombuds-
man, to assign your com-
mand ombudsman, or for
more information about the
Ombudsman Program, visit
the FFSP Web site, http://
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What you need to know
From Military Homefront
tQ, Why was there a
need for such a
*law and regula-
A: Predatory lending
practices have continually
had a negative effect on
the financial well-being of
service members and their
families. The Department
of Defense (DoD) supports
their financial well-being
by providing education and
counseling and by advocat-
ing that established finan-
cial institutions and various
service mutual aid societies
provide the best financial
support in emergencies.
The DoD has found that
education and counseling
are an important aspect of
protecting service members
and their families; however,
there is a narrow window of
opportunity to inform and
convince young families of
what may constitute a ben-
eficial product to fit their
when there are many mes-
sages to the contrary.
Q: What lending prod-
ucts did DoD review when
it began to investigate this
A: The DoD reviewed
payday loans, vehicle-title
loans, rent-to-own agree-
ments, tax refund antici-
pation loans, and mili-
tary installment loans.
counselors and legal assis-
tance attorneys who regu-
larly counsel service mem-
bers on indebtedness issues,
identified these five prod-
ucts as the most detrimen-
tal financial products avail-
able to service members.
The products reviewed
represented two kinds of
financial problems for ser-
vice members and their
families. Payday and vehi-
cle title loans represent
products that can contrib-
ute to a cycle of debt, and
installment loans, and tax
refund anticipation loans
represent products that can
cost the military consum-
er. high fees and interest
charges. The cycle of debt
products represent a more
significant concern to the
DpD than the high cost of
When developing the
regulation, these five prod-
ucts were examined closely.
Payday loans, vehicle title
loans and tax refund antici-
pation loans were ultimate-
ly covered by the regulation
because of their consistent
cycle of debt or high cost
characteristics and the abil-
ity to, regulate these prod-
ucts under the limitations
imposed by the law without
creating unintended restric-
tions for service members
and their families to obtain
Q: What types of credit
are covered by the new reg-
A: The regulation covers
payday loans, vehicle title
loans, and tax refund antic-
ipation loans, which are
closed-end credit offered or
extended to service mem-
bers and their family mem-
bers. The DoD believes
that a narrow definition
could prevent unintended
consequences while afford-
ing the protections granted
by the statute.
Q: What is closed-end
A: Closed-end credit is
repaid in full, along with
any interest and finance
charges, by a specified
future date. Most real
estate and auto loans are
closed-end. (The opposite is
a revolving line of credit,
which is an agreement by
a bank to lend a specific
amount to a borrower, and
to allow that amount to be
borrowed again once it has
Q: What are payday
A: A payday loan is
defined as closed-end credit
transactions having a term
of,91 days or fewer, where
the amount financed does
not exceed $2,000. The defi-
nition is limited to transac-
tions where the borrower products covered b:
provides a check or other ulation cannot cii
payment instrument that APR limits by an:
the creditor agrees to hold, a low APR while
or where the borrower high fees associa
authorizes the creditor to origination, mem
initiate a debit or debits administration,
to the covered borrower's costs that may no
deposit account. tured in the tra
Payday loans have com- Truth in Lending
mon characteristics that nition of the APR.
make them detrimental to Q: What are
a service member's finan- excluded in MAPR
cial well-being. These char- A: The MAPR
acteristics can exacerbate include fees impos
a cycle of debt, particularly borrower for una
if the borrower is already ed late payments,
over-extended through the delinquency or a
use of other forms of cred- occurrence, becai
it. Payday loans, otherwise fees are imposed a
known as deferred present- of contingent eve
ment loans, are allowed may occur after th
in 39 states as a separate consummated. A
credit product from other MAPR does not inc
forms of credit regulated by imposed on the cr
federal or state statute. the state that ar
Q: What are vehicle title along to the consul
loans? . Q: Who is a cov
A: A vehicle title loan is rower?
closed-end credit with a A: The law def:
term of 181 days or fewer is covered by the
that is secured by the title tion: service mer
to a motor vehicle, reg- active duty, memb
istered for use on public Guard and ReservE
roads, and owned by a cov- on Title 10 orders
ered borrower. The lender than 30 days, thei
retains the title to the vehi- and children, and
cle until the loan is repaid; als who receive at
the borrower may lose own- percent of their
ership of the vehicle if he or support from th<
she defaults on the loan. member for 180 d
Vehicle title loans do not to applying for the
include loans used to pur- Creditors have t
chase a motor vehicle. As they are providing
with payday loans, the DoD a covered borrower
does not want protections cannot identify all
from high-cost, short-term es when an indivi
vehicle title loans to unnec- qualify as having
essarily inhibit covered at least 50 percent
borrowers from accessing financial support
beneficial loans for which a days prior to app
vehicle is used as collateral, the loan. Consequ
Q: What are refund antic- regulation allows
ipation loans? to ask the borrowed
A: This is closed-end cred- she is a covered
it in which the covered bor- through a declarat
rower expressly grants the Q: What is the
creditor the right to receive borrower declarati
all or part of the borrow- A: The covered
er's income tax refund or er declaration is
expressly agrees to repay statement signed
the loan with the proceeds applicants to ident
of the borrower's refund, are included in t1
They have been included tion of covered bo]
because survey data has does not require
shown refund anticipation cant to specify t
loans to be the second most basis for claiming
prevalent high-cost loan status.
used by service members It is very impor
and because alternatives the applicant ansv
that can expedite their fully even if this r
tax returns are available, or she may be de
generally at no cost. Some opportunity to ol
states have also addressed loan. Misrepresei
concerns with refund antici- status of the app
pation loans, considered a fal
Q: What is the military ment and is a pu
annual percentage rate offense.
(MAPR) and how is it dif- Q: What written
ferent from the annual per- sure must a cred
centage rate (APR) current- vide a covered bor
ly disclosed by a creditor A: Covered b(
when extending credit? seeking a payday
A: The MAPR is the cost title or refund an
of the consumer credit loan must be prove
transaction expressed as an tain information ii
annual rate, much like the This includes th
APR currently required to and all other inf
be disclosed by a creditor. required to be
It differs from the current- under the Truth ii
ly disclosed APR in that it Act (for example:
also includes other fees and of payments). T]
charges that currently are also be provided t
not required to be disclosed ing statement in v
to the consumer as part of "Federal law
the Truth in Lending Act important prote
definition of APR. regular or reserve
The MAPR includes of the Army, Navy
administrative and mem- Corps, Air Force,
bership fees, insurances, Guard, serving
and other fees known at the duty under call
time the loan is signed and that does no speci
obligated. The only fees not od of 30 days or f
added into the MAPR cal- their dependents.
culation are late payment of the Armed Fo
fees and default fees (which their depended
would not accrue if the loan be able to obtai
were paid on time), and fees cial assistance fri
that are obtained by the Emergency Reli
creditor as a pass-through and Marine Cor
to the state and not under Society, the Air ]
the control of the creditor to Society, or Coas
adjust. Mutual Aid. Me
There was concern that the Armed Forces
the MAPR would confuse dependents may
military consumers because free legal advice
it would be provided along an application f
with the current APR dis- from a service lel
closure. Military consum- tance office or f
ers are being given this counseling from a
additional piece of informa- credit counselor."
tion to allow them to fully This statement
understand how much the the members of tl
loan will cost them. The Forces on active
DoD also designed the defi- their dependents
nition of MAPR within the eral other option
context of the consumer emergency funds
credit covered by the regu- far less financially
lation. The DoD's intent ous than high co
is to ensure that the credit term loans. Th.l p
y the reg-
t be cap-
ed on the
s a result
he loan is
ers of the
e who are
o know if
a loan to
r and DoD
at of their
t for 180
er if he or
ify if they
fy a peri-
ns to get
the regulation offers is not
a wall preventing a covered
borrower from getting assis-
tance, rather it is more like
a flashing sign pointing out
danger and directing the
covered borrower to a safer
way of satisfying immedi-
ate financial needs.
Q: What oral disclosures
must a creditor provide a
A: The law and the reg-
ulation require the new
disclosures (in addition to
the Truth in Lending Act
disclosures) to be provided
to a covered borrower both
orally and in writing. This
means the creditor must
tell the covered borrower
orally what the MAPR is
and provide the required
statement about alternative
sources for financial assis-
tance and emergency funds.
Q: What are the conse-
quences for breaking the
A: Any credit agree-
ment subject to the regu-
lation that fails to comply
with its terms is void from
inception. The rule further
provides that a creditor or
assignee who knowingly
violates the regulation shall
be subject to certain crimi-
nal penalties. Creditors
may be hesitant to offer
payday loans, vehicle title
loans and refund anticipa-
tion loans to covered bor-
applicants associated with
active duty military mem-
bers must provide an accu-
rate statement of whether
they are covered by the law
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Predatory lending law in effect
From Military Homefront
s part of the 2007 Talent-Nelson amendment to the
John Warner National Defense Authorization Act,
the Department of Defense defined regulations that
limit the impact of specific high cost predatory loans. The
final regulation was released Aug. 31and took effect Oct. 1.
The final rule regulates the terms of payday loans, vehi-
cle title loans and tax refund anticipation loans when
extended to active duty service members and their depen-
dents, typically known as 'covered borrowers.' These three
products have high interest rates, coupled with short pay-
The rule limits the annual percentage rate on these loans
to 36 percent. All fees and charges, with few exceptions,
are included in the calculation of the rate. The rule also
prohibits contracts requiring the use of a check or access to
a bank account, mandatory arbitration, and unreasonable/
onerous legal notice.
Any credit agreement subject to the regulation that fails
to comply with this regulation is void from inception. The
rule further provides that a creditor or assignee that know-
ingly violates the regulation shall be subject to certain
The Defense Department strongly encourages Service
members and their families to choose alternatives which
are designed to help resolve financial crises, rebuild credit
ratings and establish savings for emergencies. Payday
loans, vehicle title loans and tax refund anticipation loans
can propel an already over-extended borrower into a deeper
spiral of debt.
Learn more at www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil and www.
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10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
'Bull' needs your help
Do your part to
By Alan Sarge
NAS Jax Firefighter/EMT
and Randy Hall
NAS Jax Fire Chief
Hello there! My name is "Bull."
It's a nickname the firefight-
ers at the NAS Jax Fire
Department gave me and it's short
for "Ambulance." I am the proud new
addition to the fire department. I live
in the fire station with "Jax," the old
fire engine and "Quint," the 105-foot
I am really excited and happy to be
here to serve you, however, as I have
driven my crews to medical respons-
es, I have found a big problem that
you, and only you, can help us with.
I wanted to take this opportunity to
educate you on something that would
help us serve you better - the proper
way to make a 9-1-1 emergency phone
The fire department has certain
time limits in which to respond to an
emergency, so if we do not have the
proper information on where the actu-
al emergency is, it makes it real hard
for us to find you. When you phone in
an emergency there are a few impor-
tant things for us to know prior to
leaving our stations. Our dispatcher
needs to know what the emergency is,
where it is, who is involved and how
long the emergency has been going
The first thing to know before call-
ing 9-1-1, is what the emergency is or
what the nature of the problem is. For
example, there is a man/woman feel-
ing sick, dizzy or having chest pain.
Or maybe an event such as a dump-
ster on the south side of a building
on fire, a car in the parking lot on the
north side is leaking gasoline from
the bottom rear of the car, the office
on the east side has a burning smell
The next thing to know is what
building the emergency is hap-
pening in. You would be surprised
at the number of people who don't
know where they work. Sometimes
it's caused by the excitement of just
making a 9-1-1 call to help your ship-
mates. We recommend you write it on
your phone. This is very important so
we can respond to the correct location
in an efficient and timely manner.
The next thing to report is who you
are and what is a good phone number
you can be reached at. This is in case
we have to call back for more details
about the emergency. And lastly, how
long the incident has been going on
since it started.
Once you have finished making your
emergency call, please have someone
outside to direct the fire department
personnel to the emergency.
Your location in a building is also
very important. Be sure to let the dis-
patcher know exactly where you are
located, such as what deck and a room
number. If you know where you are in
reference to north, south, east or west
that will help.
At NAS Jax, it's relatively easy. The
St. Johns River is east, the airfield
is north, the main gate is west and
the Buckman Bridge is south. Many
of the buildings here are very large
and to relocate a truck once we stop
means we have to go back to where
we got off. In many cases a patient
with a heart attack only has six to
eight minutes to live without life sup-
port. That is very valuable time that
we need not waste.
As you can see, there are some very
important things we need to know in
order to respond quicker and to be
more prepared for your emergencies.
Having this information before you
call would be a great help to us and
would certainly benefit you from our
speedy response. Take a deep breath
before picking up the phone and know
where you are, what your emergency
is, who you are and how we can reach
you and how long has the emergency
"Jax," "Quint" and me, "Bull," will
quickly come to your aid carrying our
firefighters and emergency medical
technicians after you give us the prop-
er information. Thanks and hopefully
I will not have to see you out there.
One final thing, please pull over for
us when you see us coming with lights
and sirens, it makes it safer for all of
us and it's the law.
Traumatic Stress Center Research critical in face of disaster
By Jean Hogue
TRICARE Management Activity
E extensive research by
as the Center for the
Study of Traumatic Stress
(CSTS) has proved to be
invaluable when it comes
to military and civilian
mental health prepared-
ness-particularly in the
wake of disasters rang-
ing from 9/11, the tsuna-
mi ,in Southeast Asia and
The nation's increas-
ing concern about mental
health issues has brought,
the CSTS to the forefront
of post-traumatic stress
disorder research. Since
its establishment in 1987,
CSTS has become a key
player in the United States'
efforts to help disaster vic-
tims, first responders and
military personnel cope
with the effects of traumat-
"This program not only
assists our nation when
responding to trauma,
but prepares us for future
disasters," said Army Maj.
Gen. Elder Granger, dep-
uty director, TRICARE
stress is imperative in
today's health care."
In the aftermath of
Hurricane Katrina, CSTS
helped officials in Houston,
Texas, prepare to receive
the large influx of survivors
and assisted Substance
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hurricane relief efforts.
The Center provided
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to the New York State
Governor's Office, New
York City Mayor's Office,
U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services,
national capital area
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Department of Defense, the
U.S. Department of State,
the National Institutes of
Health, the Department
of Veteran's Affairs, the
American Red Cross and
the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization among others.
CSTS is located at
the Uniformed Services
University of the Health
Sciences (USU) in Bethesda,
Md. Directed by Robert
Ursano, M.D., Department
of Psychiatry, it offers pro-
grams in education, consul-
tation and training; cross-
ing military and civilian
lines. These programs ben-
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ing; Ichildren and adoles-
cents, primary victims,
community response teams
and soldiers and their fami-
lies. "Disasters are an all
too common part of mod-
ern life," said Ursano. "The
effects of tragedy on our-,:
selves, our loved ones and
our nation requires atten-
tion to mental and behav-
ioral health needs."
The center investigates
vulnerability to stress and
the impact of trauma on
the brain in laboratory and
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studied more than 20,000
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ical, social and behavioral
consequences of exposure to
Its unique studies in ter-
rorism, bioterrorism and
the effects of weapons of
mass destruction have prov-
en an invaluable resource
in military and civilian pre-
In addition to making
recommendations to gov-
ernment agencies, Center
researchers and educators
have written numerous
books and articles available
to the public.
The center also research-
es the impact on disaster
and rescue work done by
first responders and health
care providers in such cases
as the Sioux City, Iowa,
airline crash (Flight 232)
and provides consultation
to local response organiza-
tions on the psychological
and behavioral effects of
CSTS has created fact
sheets that are broadly
distributed as educational
resources to improve well-
being, stress management,
treatment and recovery.
The fact sheets and more
information are available
by visiting the CSTS Web
site at: www.centerforth-
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Q: What is being done to ensure service members and
their families have access to emergency funding?
A: Three main things are being done. First, DoD is
stressing that all service members should have an emer-
gency savings fund. (Most emergencies can be handled
with $500 in savings.) This was one of the core messages
of the "Military Saves Campaign" held earlier this year.
This same message will be re-emphasized during next
year's campaign, which runs Feb. 24 to March 2. Second,
the military aid societies, who are champion advocates
against predatory lending, continue to provide grants
and no-interest loans to service members in need. Third,
the department has been joined by the Federal Direct
Insurance Corporation to encourage banks and credit
unions to develop small, low-interest loans for service
members and their families if they are caught in a finan-
cial bind. Currently there are financial institutions on
about 51 installations providing these types of loans and
more are considering doing so.
Q: What alternatives do service members have if they
need money quickly?
A: DoD prefers that service members and their fami-
lies who experience financial duress seek help through
military aid societies, military banks and defense credit
unions rather than through credit products that would
more likely mire them in a cycle of debt. These preferred
institutions have established programs and products
designed to help service members and their families
resolve their financial crises, rebuild their credit rating,
and establish savings. We are advocating that more finan-
cial establishments develop such protocols.
The military aid societies are strong advocates for lim-
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develop alternative products for service members who can-
not otherwise qualify for loans. Within their own resources
they provided $87.3 million in no-cost loans and grants to
service members and their families in 2005. These funds
were provided for emergencies and essentials, such as
rent, food and utilities.
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counseling to avoid the cycle of debt altogether? Are there
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Navy nurse makes Navy golf team
By Marsha Childs
NH Jax Marketing
Naval Hospital Jax Family
Division Officer Cmdr.
Elizabeth Breza, competed in the
Navy golf trials at NAS Oceana
Aeropines Golf Club in Virginia
and qualified for the 2007 Navy
Golf Team Sept. 24-26. Later
in the week, Breza went on to
compete in the Armed Forces
Championship and finished
fifth, just shy of qualifying for
the U.S. Armed Forces team.
Nevertheless, she finished as the
top Navy female golfer on the
"Competition was pretty tight
and although this was one of my
best scoring years, the scores were
lower than in years past," she
said. The top two women and top
six men from the tournament rep-
resented the U.S. Armed Forces
in the Conseil International du
Sport Militaire's World Military
Golf Championships (CISM) in
PGA Professional Scott Mahl-
berg, Breza's coach, lives in San
Diego, which is Breza's and her
husband, Patrick's home of resi-
dence. Breza said she feels com-
fortable working with Mahlberg
remotely. Her husband, who
stayed in San Diego during his
wife's Jacksonville tour, takes les-
sons from Mahlberg and passes
along tips from their coach on
improving her game.
Breza never touched a golf club
before joining the Navy 21 years
ago. "I grew up playing softball
and baseball and soccer," she said,
"and I grew up in the suburbs of
central New Jersey. Back then,
golf was considered a sport for the
wealthy, for those who belonged
to a country club."
She also thought it was a stupid
and boring game. It wasn't until
she overheard her mother explain
to her brother it was a good busi-
nessman's game that she became
interested in the sport.
Her only regret was she didn't
take lessons when she first start-
ed playing seriously at her first
duty station in Rota, Spain.
"It becomes very challenging to
try and get rid of all the bad hab-
its," she concluded.
During a tour of duty in Hawaii,
Breza competed in her first major
tournaments. While assigned
to various Marine commands,
she played on the All-Marine
Golf Team in the Armed Forces
Championship in 1997 and again
The Navy had a reciprocal
agreement with the Marines that
allowed Sailors on Marine teams.
The Marines were challenged to
find a full compliment of women
for their mixed team.
Later, Breza qualified for the
All Navy Golf Team and made
the Armed Forces Team in
2001 and qualified for the All
Navy Golf Team from 2004-06.
She also qualified for the U.S.
Golf Association Women's Mid-
Amateur in 2005 and 2006.
In 2003, Breza was unable to
try out for the Navy team. She
deployed to Camp Doha in Kuwait
for three months as a liaison offi-
cer to the Navy Surgeon's Office
for Navy Central Command based
in Bahrain. She dealt with medi-
cal issues for the Fleet Marine
Force-the operating forces,
which she found very rewarding
Breza continues to compete in
local tournaments and enjoys
playing in the Hawaii State
Amateur tournament every year.
In January, she played in the
Women's South Atlantic Amateur
Golf Championship in Ormond
Beach, where she made her one
and only hole in one on a par 3,
"That was pretty awesome," she
stated. "As long as you have fun
that is what counts and that is
what's great about the game."
Renovations, new in-patient
pharmacy at NavHosp Jax
From Naval Facilities
N aval Hospital
been working for
some time to upgrade
patient care areas. Those
closer to realization on
Sept. 21 when Naval
Southeast awarded C.
Ydung Construction of
Jacksonville a $4.9 million
contract for two projects in
the main facility.
"Upgrading our facility
spaces is an integral com-
ponent to ensuring that
we continue to provide the
highest quality of patient
care and patient safety
while promoting efficien-
cies in delivering that,"
said Hospital Commanding
Officer Capt. Raquel Bono.
In-patients at the naval
hospital will soon have
more privacy. The latest
hospital areas to undergo
renovations and construc-
tion are the seventh floor
Surgical Recovery Ward
and a new in-house phar-
macy on the fifth floor. Both
projects began Oct. 1.
The goal on the seventh
floor is to turn the existing
four patient rooms that cur-
rently share one bathroom
into individual patient
rooms each with their own
The finishes on the sev-
enth floor will match the
design of the newly reno-
vated eigth floor Maternal
Infant Unit. That design
has proven very popular
with patients. The seventh
floor renovations should be
completed by October 2008.
The construction of a
new in-patient pharmacy
on the fifth floor will begin
simultaneously. The new
pharmacy will comply with
U.S. Pharmaceutical Code
797 requiring intravenous
medications be handled in a
clean room environment. It
is slated for completion in
"These are just some of
the enhancements patients
can expect to see here over
the next couple of years,
and we are very excit-
ed about the benefits the
planned facility enhance-
ments promise for patients
and staff," Bono said.
"While you may notice hard
hat crews in the halls and
elevators, we will strive to
keep patient impact mini-
mal. The great family cen-
tered care you are used to at
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
will continue, but as the
planned projects are com-
pleted you will receive that
care in a much more attrac-
tive and efficient environ-
ment. Improving our facili-
ties is just one more way
we are striving to be First
The contract process
was spearheaded by Naval
Hospital Jax Facilities
with NAVFAC Southeast
Project Contracting Officer
Susan Heuler and Project
"They were key players
in getting this contract
expedited," according to
Hospital Facilities Manager
Larry Forbes. '"With every-
one working together, the
contract was solicited and
awarded in less than 60
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AW2 Christopher O'Dell observes Nimitz-
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(CVN 75) from an SH-60 Seahawk attached
to the "Dusty Dogs" of HS-7. Truman is
underway conducting carrier qualifications
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Family readiness crucial in today's Navy
By FLTCM(SS/SW) Rick West
The Navy's credo is "Mission
First, Sailors Always."
Many see this as a care-
ful balance between the needs of
the service with the needs of the
Sailors. Others interpret it as tak-
ing care of our people ensures the
success of the Navy mission.
I subscribe to the philosophy
that leaders (at all levels) will
ensure mission success by lead-
ing and communicating with their
people. Few organizations demand
as much from its employees' fami-
lies than the military. We work
demanding hours, move and travel
constantly, and endure separations
reaching or exceeding 12 months
at a time. This is not always an
But service-over-self is never an
easy lifestyle. It explains why the
families who accept this life are
such honorable people.
Families take it in stride. They
understand sacrifice and why it
must be done. They endure the
long, lonely nights during deploy-
ments, and they accept the missed
family special events because they
know how important the job is.
This is why I say the families
are the heart of our Navy. Without
their support, our Sailors can't
effectively do their jobs.
So what do we do to support
those who support us? Are you
familiar with everything the Navy
has set up to give back to the fami-
lies who give so much to the Navy?
If you're not, let me give you a
short primer to Navy family sup-
port. All Navy leaders need to
be well versed in where to go to
obtain assistance and required
First and foremost, we have the
Navy Fleet and Family Support
Centers (FFSCs). Around each
FLTCM(SS/SW) Rick West
fleet concentration area, FFSC is
chock-full of programs, classes,
and counselors whose sole purpose
in life is to help make things easi-
er for Sailors and their families.
They help us make the move
from the military to civilian life
with transition assistance, or the
move from one duty station to the
next with relocation assistance.
Money issues are always a chal-
lenge, so the personal finance
programs can help families deal
with money management for debt
reduction, budgeting and financial
Case in point - did you know
financial issues are the number
one reason our Sailors lose their
security clearance, and most of the
time, lose the ability to do their
jobs? It's a sad, preventable real-
Few families can experience a
challenge the trained professionals
at FFSC cannot assist them with,
so please take advantage of their
services. You can check out every-
thing FFSC has to offer by visiting
their website at http://www.ffsp.
The Navy has embraced a cul-
ture of fitness and I hope that
you, your Sailors, and your family
members, have also embraced that
culture of fitness.
A recent initiative is working to
promote Navy Regional Fitness
Centers have designed family
friendly zones for parents wanting
to work out while watching their
A family fitness room, situated
inside the fitness center, offers a
convenience to patrons, so par-
ents can have the opportunity to
receive a quality workout, while
keeping an eye on their child.
Among the installations currently
offering Youth and Family Fitness
* NAS Oceana,Va.
* NSB Kings Bay. Ga.
* NAS Jacksonville
* CFAY Yokosuka, Japan
* CFA Sasebo, Japan
* NAS Whidbey Island, Wash.
* NS Rota, Spain
* NS Mayport
* NS San Diego
* NB Ventura County, Calif.
* NAS Sigonella, Italy
* NB Kitsap- West Sound,
* NS Annapolis, Md.
* NS Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
And the target is for all Navy
installations to have dedicated
space and programs for family fit-
ness by end of fiscal year 2008.
FROM THE FLEET
Another group of incredibly
valuable and unique members
of our Navy family are our Navy
ombudsmen. Navy ombudsmen
provide a wealth of information,
knowledge and experience whose
main mission is providing a direct
link between the commanding offi-
cer and the families of the com-
If you don't know who your com-
mand's ombudsman is, then that's
a problem. Ombudsmen are typi-
cally very visible, easily accessible,
and have the commanding officer's
ear to provide information flow
both ways. Here's the job descrip-
tion straight from the book:
". .. a command operated pro-
gram intended to improve com-
munication between the command
and a Sailor's family members.
Most importantly, it keeps mem-
bers informed about command
policy and the command aware of
family concerns. A major function
of the ombudsman is providing
information and referral services
to the families. . ."
So my advice to you is simple,
get in contact with your ombuds-
man, get on the command phone
tree, and update your address for
the command familygram/newslet-
ter. Ensure you and your family
members are in the loop so you
know what's going on, your voice
can be heard, and you can get help
More information regarding the
Navy Ombudsman Program is
available at http://www.ffsp.navy.
I understand that some prob-
lems or issues do not have cut and
dry solutions. Some can be painful
and personal. And while I encour-
age getting information, I strongly
urge you to seek out the help and
assistance the Navy offers when
FASOTRAGRULANT Det Jax hosts AWBS conference
Photo by Cynthia Passmore
From left, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training
Group Atlantic Fleet (FASOTRAGRULANT) Det Jax Officer
in Charge Capt. Wayne Harrison, Robert Bruderer, lead
Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) programmer,
Lockheed-Martin Aerospace, Chris Hebert, AWBS program
engineer, NAVAIR Mass Properties Division Chris Hebert and
FASOTRAGRULANT Det Jax Instructor Harley Montelongo
gather together at the AWBS Conference.
From FASOTRAGRULANT Det Jax
Fleet Aviation Specialized Oper-
ational Training Group Atlantic
Detachment Jacksonville hosted
an Automated Weight and Balance
System (AWBS) Conference Oct. 2-
4. Chris Hebert, AWBS program
engineer, NAVAIR Mass Properties
Division and Robert Bruderer, lead
AWBS programmer, Lockheed-Martin
Aerospace were the keynote speakers.
In attendance were representa-
tives from FASOTRAGRULANT
Det Jax, Commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Wing Eleven, VP-30,
Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic,
HS-3, HS-15, 125th Fighter Wing
Jax, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing
Atlantic, Mayport, HSL-40, HSL-42,
HSL-44, HSL-48, HSL-60, VAW-77
Atlanta, Ga., Aviation Maintenance
Officer School CNET Detachment
Milton, USCG HITRON Jacksonville,
1-111 Avn Brg Army, and Boeing
The AWBS program is used to elec-
tronically document the weight and
balance control for both fixed and
rotary wing aircraft for all branches of
service. Maintenance/material control
officers are assigned as weight and
balance officers for each command
and are required to be certified to
maintain these records by completing
Aviation Maintenance Officer School
or the FASOTRAGRULANT Weight
and Balance Course.
Commands have designated weight
and balance officers; "however, new
programs bring on new questions and
challenges. The purpose of the confer-
ence was to provide follow-on training
to local commands on the AWBS ver-
sion 9.2. Lockheed-Martin Aerospace
developed AWBS as a joint service
program. The Navy has converted
to the AWBS program and is fully
involved in all development issues.
Harley Montelongo of
FASOTRAGRULANT Det Jax is the
Navy's fleet representative on the
Integrated Product Development
Team for the AWBS Program and
organized the conference. There will
be a World Wide Weight and Balance
Conference (joint service) Jan. 29-31
in Hampton, Va.
Volunteers needed for speakers bureau program
Volunteer speakers are needed at all lev-
els, from senior officers to junior enlist-
ed, active duty and reserve, and from all
career fields and backgrounds. Public speaking
experience and/or training is great, but not
a requirement. Volunteers should be within
weight standards and present a professional
The Speakers Bureau program is designed
to tell the "Navy story" in our community.
Speaking engagements vary, which is why it is
good to have a variety of volunteers. Here are
* Rotary Club: a squadron commanding offi-
cer or executive officer to talk about the state of
P-3 aviation today.
* School: For a career day, might have two or
three Sailors talk about their job in the Navy.
Talk about experiences since leaving high
school. Why you joined the Navy, life on a ship,
what do each of your ribbons mean, etc. Or, for a
science/technology day, maybe have an IT/ST/CT
come out and talk. To a culinary class, a CS.
* Veterans group: Might want a chief to talk
about the challenges (and rewards) of managing
Sailors today. Talk about our contributions in
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leader, why education is important.
Every effort is made to minimize traveling
and match speakers with speaking engagements
in the same side of town (Mayport = Arlington/
Beaches, NAS Jax = Westside/Orange Park,
etc.) Driving directions and a point of contact
are provided in advance.
Good community outreach supports our ability
to prepare for and conduct the Navy's mission.
The right message, properly presented at the
most opportune time and place is key to public
backing and support of our Navy. We need to
take the time to communicate with those we
serve, the taxpayer and the voter, to let them
know what we do and how well we do it.
Formal speaking training is not a require-
ment, but you should be comfortable speaking
in front of groups and present a professional
uniformed military appearance. For more infor-
mation, contact Suzanne Speight at 542-4032 or
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you need it. By being proactive
with your issues you are more in
control. If you become reactive,
then it's more difficult to recover.
Here are few helpful links to assist
Deployment Readiness - http://
Exceptional Family Member
Program - http://www.npc.
Sexual Assault Victim
Intervention - http://www.ffsp.
Repatriation and Contingency
Planning - http://www.ffsp.navy.
Military One Source - http://
For families with Sailors in the
Individual Augmentee program,
you find a lot of useful information
at the BUPERS Web site (www.
npc.navy.mil) or Navy Knowledge
mil//). Remember every Sailor is
a potential individual augmentee,
so they along with their families
need to be ready to support.
And finally there's the 1-866-
U-ASK-NPC phone number to
the Naval Personnel Command's
Customer Service Center that's
manned 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
I would like to close this week
by expressing my deepest thanks
to all Navy families supporting
Sailors day in and day out.
I know firsthand that we can-
not do the jobs we do without your
support, and I want you to know
how deeply appreciated it is.
And to my fellow warriors, take
the first chance you get to tell your
families "thanks," and more impor-
tantly keep them informed.
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site. If you choose to use your personal or
work e-mail, be prepared for a deluge of
* Many local newspapers offer the
same coupons online that can be found in
their Sunday edition, so you can get the
savings offered through coupons with-
out having to clip the coupons from the
For more information about using cou-
pons at your commissary, or to find cou-
pons online, go to DeCA's Web site at:
http://www.commissaries.com and click
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: Make a lifestyle change
From Page 1 *
assault center, offering shel-
ter, advocacy and counsel-
ing services to victims of
domestic violence and sex-
ual assault in Clay County
and the surrounding areas.
"Our work is not complete
until all women, men and
children experience love,
not intimate terrorism, by
the hands of their loved
ones. We cannot accomplish
this task alone. We need
the community to speak out
and take domestic violence
out of the shadows and into
the light. That's the pur-
pose of Domestic Violence
Awareness Month," added
Al Emerick, co-founder
of Men Against Violence
Against Women, chal-
lenged the audience to fight
domestic violence all the
time. "Don't be on a domes-
tic violence diet, make it a
lifestyle change," Emerick
dared the men in the audi-
ence, as community lead-
ers, family leaders and
leaders in the military, to
Photo by MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
Sharon Youngerman, executive director of the Quigley House,
speaks at the NAS Jacksonville rally to kick off Domestic
Violence Awareness Month Oct. 1. The Quigley House is a
shelter for victims of domestic violence in Clay County and
the surrounding areas.
take a stand to change the
way people view domestic
Scorby ended the rally
by thanking the guest
speakers and all the peo-
ple involved in the Victim
Advocate Program at the
NAS Jax Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC).
The program provides
services to active duty ser-
vice members and their
families, and retired service
members. Some of the ser-
vices offered include sup-
port and crisis interven-
tion, assistance filing mili-
tary protective orders and
civilian injunctions, victim
rights information, trans-
portation to medical, legal
and counseling appoint-
ments, as well as acting as
a liaison between victim,
commands and community
For more information
or assistance, contact the
FFSC Victim Advocate
Program at 542-2766, Ext.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007 15
Diabetes Health Fair to offer
new Precision Xtra meters
From Naval Hospital
Jacksonville Public Affairs
N aval Hospital
Jacksonville and the
branch health clin-
ics (BHC) will soon transi-
tion to the new Precision
Xtra Advanced Diabetes
Management System for
use by diabetic patients.
This advanced glucose
meter is easier to use,
requires significantly less
blood and is alternate-site
capable. The Precision Xtra
monitor stores 450 test
results, allowing you to
see the date, time, day of
the week and your seven,
14 and 30-day blood sugar
averages. Results take just
Naval Hospital Jax
invites you to attend a
Diabetes Health Fair where
staff members will issue the
new Precision Xtra monitors
and provide a short train-
ing session that will last
approximately 20 minutes.
An opportunity to complete
a number of important
screenings and seek addi-
tional information will also
be provided. The health
fair will be in the Family
Practice Department con-
ference room (second floor
- green side) at the naval
hospital. Guests are asked
to arrive early to partici-
pate in the health fair on
one of the following dates:
Oct. 17, 1-3 p.m.
Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m.
Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m.
Everyone is welcome
to attend. Prior to the
Diabetes Health Fair please
eat, drink and take the
medications you would nor-
mally take on your sched-
ule. You do not need to
bring your old monitor to
this training session or to
The Accu-Chek strips will
be available at the Naval
Hospital Jax Pharmacy and
the BHC pharmacies until
Jan. 1. If you are unable to
attend the health fair, you
will still be able to obtain
a new meter, strips and
Patients who have their
primary care provider at
the naval hospital or one
of its BHCs: You may see
your clinic nurse to obtain
the new meter and strips.
The clinic nurse will also
provide you with training.
Patients who have their
primary care provider in
the network: You may con-
tinue to obtain your Accu-
Chek strips until Jan. 1,
2008. After that time you
will need a new prescrip-
tion from your provider for
the Precision meter and
The prescription for the
new meter may be taken
to the Internal Medicine
Diabetes Clinic or the BHC
nurse to receive the meter
and training. The prescrip-
tion for the Precision strips
may be filled at the Naval
Hospital Jax Exchange
Pharmacy or the BHC phar-
If you have any ques-
tions, please contact HM2
Jennifer Bell at 542-7431
or Nyvea Tinajero at 542-
Commissaries triple availability of organic foods
By Lynda Valentine
Defense Commissary Agency
U.S. sales of organic
foods have grown
between 20-25 per-
cent annually for the past
seven years. During that
time, Defense Commissary
Agency (DeCA) commissar-
ies more than tripled the
number of organic products
available on their shelves.
To be labeled "organic,"
food must be produced with-
out using most conventional
pesticides, fertilizers made
with synthetic ingredients,
or ionizing radiation. With
regard to meat, poultry,
eggs and dairy products,
organic means they come
from animals that are given
no antibiotics or growth
"To ensure our patrons
have available the products
they want we keep an eye
on trends. Because of this,
you'll see organic selec-
tions on our shelves," said
DeCA Director and Chief
Executive Officer Patrick
Nixon. "Organic alterna-
tives are side-by-side with
similar nonorganic items
throughout the commis-
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Security Affairs (strategic planning). His
follow-on assignment was as executive offi-
cer on board USS Yorktown (CG 48). In
1992, Vitale reported to the Joint Chiefs of
Staff, serving as the directorate for plans
and interoperability until July 1994, when
he subsequently attended the National
War College in Washington, D.C., earning
a Master of Science in National Security
His next tour took him on board USS
John S. McCain (DDG 56) as command-.
ing officer from April 1996 until December
1997. From January 1998 to August
1999, Vitale served as the director of the
Command Training Department at Surface
Warfare Officer's School in Newport,
R.I. He then took command of Destroyer
Squadron 24 at NS Mayport until March
After completing an assignment as the
chief of staff for Carrier Group Four in
Norfolk, Va., Vitale transferred to the
Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington,
D.C., as the director of Navy Senate
Liaison in August 2003.
After being promoted to rear admiral, he
assumed command of Navy Region Hawaii
and Naval Surface Group, Middle Pacific.
Boensel assumed command of Navy
Region Southeast in December 2005.
During his tour, Boensel guided Navy
Region Southeast through the Navy's
T)ie addition of five installations and two
regions brought Navy Region Southeast to
22 installations with a budget of more than
$850 million. Under his leadership, major
enterprises such as the Navy's public pri-
vate venture housing came to fruition and
a strong Lean Six Sigma process improve-
ment program was initiated.
He will take over as commander, Navy
Navy Region Southeast manages and
oversees shore installation management
support and execution for each of its 22
installations in the eight southeastern
states and parts of the Caribbean, spe-
cifically Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and
Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.
BIRTHDAY: United States Navy celebrates 232nd
From Page 1
and Connecticut be asked to dispatch
armed vessels to lay in wait to intercept
the munitions ships. Next, they outlined
a plan for the equipping by Congress of
two armed vessels to cruise east to inter-
cept any ships bearing supplies to the
British army. Congress let this plan lie on
the table until Oct. 13, 1775 when anoth-
er event occurred in favor of the naval
movement. A letter from Gen. George
Washington was read in Congress in which
he reported that he had taken under his
command, at Continental expense, three
schooners to cruise off Massachusetts to
intercept enemy supply ships. The com-
mander in chief had preempted members
of Congress reluctant to take the first step
of fitting out warships under Continental
authority. Since they already had armed
vessels cruising in their name, it was not
such a big step to approve two more. The
committee's proposal, now appearing emi-
nently reasonable to the reluctant mem-
bers, was adopted.
The Continental Navy grew into
an important force. Within a few days,
Congress established a naval committee
charged with equipping a fleet. This com-
mittee directed the purchasing, outfitting,
manning, and operations of the first ships
of the new Navy, drafted subsequent naval
legislation, and prepared rules and regula-
tions to govern the Continental Navy's con-
duct and internal administration.
Over the course of the War of
Independence, the Continental Navy sent
to sea more than 50 armed vessels of vari-
ous types. The Navy's ships seized enemy
supplies and carried correspondence and
diplomats to Europe, returning with need-
ed munitions. They took nearly 200 British
vessels as prizes, some off the British Isles
themselves, contributing to the demoraliza-
tion of the enemy and forcing the British
to divert warships to protect convoys and
trade routes. In addition, the Navy pro-
voked diplomatic crises that helped bring
France into the war against Great Britain.
The Continental Navy began the proud
tradition carried on today by our United
States Navy, and whose birthday we cel-
ebrate each year in October.
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grab a bite to eat. It's totally your call. You can
start with a delicious chef-crafted meal. Then move
on to some games in our Million Dollar Midway.
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For more information call 542-3493.
Active Duty Free Bowling
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
6 -10 p.m
9 p.m. - midnight
$10 per person, includes shoe rental
Reservations are accepted!
Family Day Special
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call 542-3521 for more information.
Texas Hold'em Tournaments
Budweiser Brew House
Every Monday and Thursday 7 p.m.
Open to all authorized patrons and guests.
Zone gift certificates awarded!
Budweiser Brew House
Budweiser Brew House
Every Wednesday and Friday
7:30 p.m. - until close
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday - Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
For more information about ITT trips or
ticket prices, please call 542-3318.
2008 Entertainment Books
Now on sale at ITT
$20 each plus free two-week membership
for "Entertainment on Vacation"
Jacksonville Jaguars tickets on sale now!
Ticket prices $40 - $56.50 (Limit four tick-
ets per game per person)
Ride the ITT Jaguar Shuttle for only $10
per game or $80 for all regular home sea-
Daytona 500 tickets on sale now!
Super Stretch (rows 1-20) $90
Super Stretch Tower (rows 33-51) $135
*these tickets are for both Feb. 16 and 17.
NEXTEL Fan Zone $75
ITT shuttle $15 (limited number of seats)
Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios
Tickets are now available!
Sunday - Thursday $33.75, park hours
6:30 p.m. - midnight
Friday - $38.50, park hours 6:30 p.m. - 2
Saturday - $58, park hours 6:30 p.m. - 2
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-
Universal Studios Halloween Horror
From the USO
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO
has released the new rules and sale
schedule regarding the sale of USO
Jaguars tickets. You may pick up one of
the brochures at the NAS Jax or Mayport
office. You may also find the brochure on
our Web site, www.usojax.org, to down-
load, print and fold for easy reference.
Since the Jacksonville Jaguar inaugu-
ral season, the Greater Jacksonville Area
USO has sold Jaguars tickets to each home
game at minimal cost. The Jacksonville
Jaguars generosity is not duplicated by
any other NFL team, The tickets are for
the express purpose of providing active
duty military personnel and their families
the ability to enjoy an NFL game at a rea-
This year, the USO is broadening the
ability for commands to purchase bulk tick-
ets for command-sponsored events. Last
year, commands were only authorized to
request 25 tickets to individual games.
This year, there is no restriction on the
number of tickets a command may request.
Specific details on the method of request-
ing command sponsored tickets are includ-
�ed in the ticket sale guideline brochure
:located on our Web site, www.usojax.org.
$45 per person
Jaguars vs. Texans Game
$5 per person
Comedy Zone Trip
Free admission and appetizers!
Mall & Movie Trip
Orange Park Mall & AMC Theater
Movies are shown at the base theater and
open to all hands. For details call 542-
Tomorrow, 7 p.m. - Mr. Brooks (R)
Saturday, 5 p.m. - Waitress (PG-13)
Saturday, 7 p.m. - Return to Sender (R)
Oct. 19, 7 p.m. - The Contact (R)
Oct. 20, 5 p.m. - Live or Die Hard (PG-13)
Oct. 20, 7 p.m. - Blind Dating (PG-13)
Oct. 26, 7 p.m. - The Breed (R)
Oct. 27, 5 p.m. - Ocean's 13 (PG-13)
Oct. 27, 7 p.m. - 1408 (PG-13)
For more information on aquatics, call 542-
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
11 a.m. - noon
Fall into Fitness
12-week exercise challenge
Program begins Monday.
Sign-up at the Fitness Source front desk.
Flying Club Ground School
Oct. 29 - Dec. 5
$365 per person
For more information on the golf course,
call 542-3249. For Mulligan's, call 542-
Military Appreciation Days at NAS Jax
No green fees! Cart fee only!
Oct. 23 for active duty
Today and Oct. 25 for retirees and
Department of Defense personnel
Combined Federal Champaign Golf
$50 per person
Four person scramble.
Includes range balls, golf, complimentary
greens fees, box lunch prior to play, appe-
tizers following play and prize purse.
For information on booking command or
private functions at the O'Club or T-Bar,
please call the Officers' Club main office,
Additionally, the USO is lifting the restric-
tion imposed last year which did not allow
single military personnel to take a civilian
The USO asks for everyone's support
to ensure tickets are not resold to ineli-
gible individuals. This is a good program
and a great opportunity for those current-
ly serving in uniform and their families.
Uniforms are not required for admittance.
Retired military personnel, civil service
personnel and civilians are not authorized
entry to any Jaguars game through the use
of a USO ticket.
The cost of the USO ticket is $8 per tick-
et, regardless of age. Individual tickets go
on sale two Mondays prior to the game, or
two Tuesdays prior to the game if Monday
is a holiday.
The NAS Jacksonville USO will open
its doors at 8 am for ticket sales and the
Mayport Center will open its doors at 9 am
for ticket sales as follows:
Game Date Opponent Ticket Sale
Nov. 18 Chargers Nov. 5
Nov. 25 Bills Nov. 13
Dec. 9 Panthers Nov. 26
Dec. 23 Raiders Dec. 10
For more information, please visit www.
Photo by Genevieve Bustos
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Halloween Horror Nights tickets, Halloween Horror Nights and Universal wear and other
Universal Halloween Horror Nights paraphernalia. ITT is currently selling Halloween Horror
Nights tickets as well as discount tickets for special events and area attractions, provides
regional brochures, hotel/motel information, cruise bookings, monthly bus trips on a 24-pas-
senger tour bus and other special services. Military, retirees, family members and Department
of Defense civilians can purchase tickets. All prices include a surcharge. For more information,
call 542-3318, Ext. 8.
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39 Literary collections
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44 ROTC relative
45 Classroom favorite
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53 End of quip
56 Verne's captain
58 Monthly payment
59 Meir of Israel
60 Actor Ladd
63 Nary a one
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10 Chosen, today
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Photos by Shannon Leonard
(Above) HM2 Felix Jimenez from the
Rescue Swimmer School, squats 375
pounds to take first place in the squat
competition at the Fitness Source Oct. 3.
For more information on fitness events,
NCC Jacqueline Moise from Com-mander
Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven
participates in the squat competition at the
Fitness Source. Moise took first place in
the female division, squatting 245 pounds.
Sailors Aweigh program offers free
Jaguars tickets to military families,
From Commander, Navy
Region Southeast Public
The Sailors Aweigh
program is a partner-
ship of the Jaguars
Foundation, USO and U.S.
Navy through the Navy
Region Southeast bases
at NAS Jacksonville, NS
Mayport and NSB Kings
The program began dur-
ing the 1997 Jacksonville
Jaguars football season to
benefit Navy children with
a parents) on deployment.
The Sailors Aweigh pro-
gram allows these fami-
lies to enjoy a family day
together during a challeng-
ing time of being separated
from a parent who is at sea
or a post far from home.
This unique program
provides Southeast Region
Navy children and their
families a complimentary
seat to a Jaguars home
game, including transpor-
station, a T-shirt and "Jag
Dollars" for the children for
food or merchandise. The
USO and naval base per-
sonnel at NAS Jacksonville,
NS Mayport and NSB
Kings Bay help coordinate
The Sailors Aweigh pro-
gram is part of the Jaguars
Seating Program, which
makes more than 11,000
seats available annually
to charitable organizations
that are doing commend-
able work in the greater
The Sailors Aweigh
program is open to all
Southeast Region Navy
children ages seven through
16 whose family member
is currently or about to be
deployed. All youths who
participate must agree to
abstain from illegal drugs,
alcohol, and tobacco prod-
Many youths have never
seen a live professional
football game. Working
with the USO, participating
youths and adults receive
a special Sailors Aweigh
T-shirt, are assigned their
own seating section in the
North End Zone and are
visited by members of the
ROAR cheerleaders and
the team's mascot, Jaxson
De Ville. Complimentary
bus transportation is pro-
vided to and from each of
the, three naval bases. In'
2002, an anonymous donor
helped enhance this pro-
gram by providing funding
to provide "Jag Dollars" to
the participating children
For more information,
call the NAS Jax Sailors
Aweigh Coordinator HMI
Roy Streicher at 542-
7887/7528 or go to www.
SALES * SERVICE
7273 103rd St. Jax 772-9022
175 Blanding Blvd. OP 272-6315
JAA Ambassador Volunteer
Program needs volunteers
If you enjoy assisting people,
are in good health, can stand
on your feet at least four hours
.or more, can volunteer at least
four or more hours in a day per
week (volunteers are needed
seven days a week from 6 a.m.
to 9 p.m., we can use you at
the Jacksonville International
Airport. We are looking for
volunteers to assist passengers,
visitors, airport tenants and the
Jacksonville Aviation Authority. If
Pooler at 741-2006/3723.
Boy Scouts need some help
The Boy Scouts of America is
currently in need of volunteers
to work with at risk children in
two communities in Jacksonville.
The program is primarily in the
afternoon for one hour, one
day a week. We also have
some weekend activities that
the volunteers may attend. We
understand that monetary gifts
are good, but time is the most
precious commodity of all, and
being a team leader can mean a
lot to a young child. If not a team
leader, be a presenter to share
your special skills with children.
If interested please contact
Aubrey Smith at 504-6182.
The Children's Home Society is
looking for volunteers to become
mentors to children ages 4-15
who have a parent incarcerated
in prison. For more information,
The I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless serves more than
1,000 meals per day, every day
of the year. These meals are
prepared and served with the
help of over 100 civic, religious
and business organizations from
the Jacksonville community.
Serving meals at the center
is a fun and feel-good way to
give back to the community. For
information about volunteering
at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for
the Homeless, call 394-1356.
Big Brother/Big Sister
Thb most direct wavto impact the
life of a child in our community
is to volunteer your time as a
mentor. Big Brothers/Big Sisters
has more than 300 children
waiting to be matched with
caring adults. We have mentor
programs that will work with
nearly anyone's schedule and all
mentors receive guidance and
ongoing support from trained
staff members. To volunteer, call
727-9797 or send an e-mail to
Dignity U Wear
Volunteers are needed to help
process clothing in order to
.fulfill the needs of our clients.
Volunteers are needed Monday
through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Contact Michelle Charron at
636-9455 for information on
USO Welcome Center
Volunteers are needed to man
the USO Welcome Center
at Jacksonville International
Airport. A variety of shift times
are available..Call Lynne at 305-
4467 or email lynne@usojax.
corn for more details.
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.
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
materials and furniture. Call 722-
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
October is National Disability
Employment Awareness Month
From the Multi-Cultural
This year's theme is "Workers with
Disabilities: Talent for a Winning
The month of October was designat-
ed by Congress as National Disability
Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).
The Office of Disability Employment Policy
takes the lead in planning NDEAM activi-
ties and materials to increase the public's
awareness of the contributions and skills
of American workers with disabilities.
This effort to educate the American pub-
lic about issues related to disability and
employment began in 1945, when Congress
enacted a law declaring the first week in
October each year "National Employ the
Physically Handicapped Week."
In 1962, the word "physically" was
removed to acknowledge the employ-
ment needs and contributions of individu-
als with all types of disabilities. Congress
expanded the week to a month in 1988 and
changed the name to "National Disability
Employment Awareness Month."
Did you know that...
The Department of Labor's Office of
Disability Employment Policy is an agency
within the U. S. Department of Labor that
provides national leadership to increase
employment opportunities and eliminate
barriers to employment for adults and
youth with disabilities.
According to the U. S. Census Bureau,
about 49.7 million Americans have a dis-
ability, which includes people of all ages.
As of March 2003 the Disability Status
2000 Census Brief reports there are about
18,525,862 persons who are disabled and
employed in the U.S.
Here are some famous people who
despite their disabilities chose not to limit
their lives but instead, chose to rise above
their situation and make distinctive contri-
butions to our society and world.
Lou Ferrigno - Hearing; Carrie Fisher
- Bipolar; F. Scott Fitzgerald - Learning;
Henry Ford - Learning; Michael J.
Fox - Neuromuscular; Annette Funicello
- Physical Impairment; Danny Glover -
Learning; Ernest Hemingway - Mental
Thomas Jefferson - Learning; Sir
Elton John - Epilepsy; Earvin "Magic"
Johnson - Learning; James Earl Jones
- Speech; John F. Kennedy - Learning;
Ted Kennedy, Jr. - Amputee; Abraham
Lincoln - Mental Disorder; Sting - Mental
Disorder; Barbara Walters - Speech;
Henry Winkler - Attention Deficit;
Stevie Wonder - Visual; Muhammad Ali
- Neuromuscular; Ludwig Von Beethoven
- Bipolar and Hearing; Alexander Graham
Bell - Learning; Ray Charles - Visual; Sir
Winston Churchill - Bipolar; Francis Ford
Coppola - Physical Impairment; Patricia
Cornwell - Bipolar; Dwight D. Eisenhower
- Learning; James Madison - Epilepsy;
Charley Pride - Bipolar; Richard Pryor
- Multiple Sclerosis; Ronald Reagan -
Hearing; Christopher Reeve - Physical;
Janet Reno - Neuromuscular; Franklin
D. Roosevelt - Polio; Sylvester Stallone
- Learning and George Washington -
Throughout this month please recog-
nize and show appreciation to your fellow
employees and Sailors who, through their
positive spirit and example, continue to
contribute to the Navy, our communities
and our nation.
For more information on National
Disability Employment Awareness, please
visit www.dol.gov. For volunteer opportu-
nities in your community, check out www.
FCCJ fall term registration continues
From the Navy College Office
Registration for Florida Community
College at Jacksonville's 2007 late fall
term which runs Oct. 22 through Dec.
14 ongoing through Oct. 17. If you have not
been able to get into the class you wanted in
the past, we highly recommend early regis-
tration to reserve a seat.
Placement testing is required for math and
English courses. Allow 48 hours for the Navy
College Office to process your tuition assis-
tance voucher. For more information, call
the 771-3979. The following classes will be
held at NAS Jacksonville for the fall term:
Rodney Watson, MBA
904 708 8191 Direct
866 212 7674 Fax
U.S. History To 1865
Man, Crime and Society
Human Growth and Development
Principles of Economic II
English Comp I
English Comp. II
Earth and Space Science
Earth and Space Science Lab
Principles of Management
Math for Liberal Arts
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341 PARK AVE.
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4511 SAN JUAN AVE
640 STOCKTON ST
277 BLENDING BLVD
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4420 WABASH AVE.
4441 WESCONNETT BLVD.
182 BLENDING BLVD.
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821 BLENDING BLVD
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132 BLENDING BLVD
1548 PARK AVE
634 BLENDING BLVD
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5800 RAMONA BLVD JAX
2688 OLD MIDDLEBURG JAX
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3137 SR 220/RUSSELL MDG
2584 SR220 & COLLEGE MDG
5105 SR218W/MALLARD MDG
2816 BLANDING/PEPPERGRASS MDG
4305 HWY 17 & RAGGEDY PT OP
208 BLENDING BLVD. OP
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636 McDUFF AVE. S. NEAR 1-10 JAX
770 N McDUFF NEAR BEAVER JAX
2468 BLENDING & SCENIC MDG
338 COLLEGE & OLD JENNINGS OP
1312 BLANDING/OAK OP
8635 BLENDING BLVD JAX
4527 120TH ST. JAX
1335 KINGSLEY AVE. OP
CECIL FIELD JAX
5435 LANDING BLVD JAX
6407 103RD ST. JAX
1464 PARK AVE. OP
10401 NORMANDY BLVD. JAX
4152 OLD MIDDLEBURG JAX
8181 103rd ST. JAX
4856 PARK ST./CASSAT JAX
3895 OLD JENNINGS/LONGBAY MDG
2682 BLANDING/218 MDG
4486 MIMOSA/218 MDG
804 BLANDING/CAMP JOHNSON OP
2816 HENLEY RD - LKASBURY GCS
3075 HWY 17/MAHFAMA GCS
6935 HWY 17/HIBERNIA GCS
756 PARK AVE. OP
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18 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tennis tourney slated
Amen and women's open singles tennis tournament
will be held Oct. 22 at 5 p.m. The tournament is
free and open to all NAS Jax authorized men and
women ages 18 and up. There will be a separate
men and women's division. Matches will be played
at the Guy Ballou Tennis Complex. Awards will be
given for each division. Call NAS Jax Athletics to
sign up by Oct. 19.
Greybeard Basketball League forming
The Greybeard Basketball League is open to all
NAS Jax active duty, selective reservists, and
Department of Defense personnel age 30 and up.
The season begins in November. All interested
personnel should contact the base gym to get the
required paperwork to join the league.
Captain's Cup Basketball
The Captain's Cup Basketball League is open to
all NAS Jax active duty, selective reservists and
Department of Defense personnel. The season
is begins in November. All interested personnel
should contact the base gym to get the required
paperwork to join the league.
Navy Southeast Regional
Running and Triathlon Team
Are you a competition runner? If so, you can
represent the Navy in 5K, 10K, marathons and
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
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. For more information, call 270-
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
and scorekeepers needed
The North Florida Military Officials Association is
looking for individuals to officiate soccer, softball,
football and volleyball at NAS Jax. Scorekeepers
are also needed for basketball. Experience is not
required. If interested, contact the NAS Jax Gym.
For more information on NAS Jax sport-
ing events, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239
or email email@example.com.
Fall Softball Standings
As of Oct. 5
Greybeard Fall Softball Standings
As of Oct. 5
Team Wins Losses
Air Ops 1 0
CSCWL 1 0
VP-30 1 0
CNATTU 0 0
CNRSE 0 1
FRCSE 0 1
VP-16 0 1
Intramural Fall Volleyball Standings
As of Oct. 5
ream Wins Losses
(oung Guns 4 1
Over the Hill
The Navy Wives Clubs of America Jax No. 86
meets the first Wednesday of each month. Meetings
are held in Building 13 (at the NAS Jax Main Gate)
at 7:30 p.m. The Thrift Shop is open Tuesdays and
Thursday and the first Saturday of the month from
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. For more information, call 542-1858
or Pearl Aran at 777-8032.
The Navy Wives Club's DID No. 300 meetings
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.
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.
The chapter also has service officers available
Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. to
help with claims. To make an appointment or for
more information, call 269-2945. The chapter also
offers bingo every Saturday at 10 a.m. The public
The Clay County Chapter 1414, National Active
and Retired Federal Employees invites all active
and retired 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 Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Unit 126
meets the second Thursday of each month at 10
a.m. at the Fleet Reserve Building, 7673 Blanding
Boulevard. For more information, call 771-6850.
The Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club general mem-
bership meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the
first Wednesday of every, month at the clubhouse
(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, reservists, retired
military and active and retired Department of
Defense civilians. For more information, call 778-
0805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dollhouse and miniatures enthusiasts hold
monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Hart Haven Baptist Church, 47 Jim
Wright Road. Club members share know-how and
help each other with room-boxes, dollhouses and
other miniature projects. Call Grace Tobey for more
information at 783-0354.
MOMS Club of Orange Park/Westside holds
their monthly meeting 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. Moms and children are
welcome at all activities. For information contact
Nicole Lopez at 504-6016 or go to momsclubopw@
The Association of Aviation Ordnancemen's
meeting is held the third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center on Collins
Road. For more information, call AO1 Michael
Steckly at 542-5508 or Jim Bohac at 542-2939.
You can also visit www.aao9.com.
The First Coast Black Nurses Association, Inc.
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 563-
The local chapter of the Military Officers Associa-
tion of America meets for a dinner program the
third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the
NAS Jax Officers' Club. All active, retired and
reserve officers of all services are encouraged to
attend. For reservations or more information, call
The Westside Jacksonville Chapter 1984, Na-
Baseball and softball
River City Umpires Association is
looking for baseball and softball,
umpires. A free clinic is being
offered for men and women who are
interested in officiating Oct. 27 at 1 p.m.
at Orange Park High School
For more information, call Terry
Padgett at 879-6442 or Aaron Knowles at
tional Active and Retired Federal Employees
Association extends an open invitation to all
currently 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.
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 Mustang and Ford Stampede VI Car Show
will be held Saturday starting at 8 a.m. at Buffalo's
Southwest Caf6. Awards will be presented at 3
p.m. All donations benefit the Jacksonville Humane
Society. For more information, go to Stampede@
The Jacksonville Genealogical Society will hold
their monthly meeting Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m. at the
Webb-Wesconnett Branch Library, 6887 103rd
St., Jacksonville. For more information, call Mary
Chauncey at 781-9300.
The Fleming Island Relay for Life Team Kickoff
Party will be held Oct. 23 from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy
music, food and fun. The Relay for Life is held
each year in April to benefit the American Cancer
Society. For more information, call Wendy Hamlin
Cecil Pines Adult Living Community, located on
Cecil Commerce Center, is hosting its fifth annual
Antique Car Show and Open House Nov. 10 from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot dogs, popcorn, sno-cones,
entertainment and a fun house for the kids will be
available. All donations will benefit the Alzheimer's
Association of Northeast Florida. For additional
information, call Christine at 771-8839.
The fifth annual Veteran's Ball "A Salute to
All Veterans" will be held Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. at
the University Center, University of North Florida,
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville. Retired Maj.
Gen. Antonio Taguba will be the guest speaker. For
more information, call Luz Mojica at 571-8760 or
Emma Bolante at 264-5810.
The St. Augustine Fall Art and Craft Festival
will be held Nov. 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Francis Field (at U.S. 1 and West Castillo Drive).
The festival is free. For more information, call (904)
A USS Intrepid Reunion will be held Jan. 16-20 in
Venice, Fla. For more information, call Jules Nagy
The USS William V. Pratt Association holds
annual reunions. All former crewmembers and
family are invited. Go to usswilliamvpratt.com or
contact Rodger Hall at (309) 289-8750 or email
Monster Dash 5K
Run is Oct. 31
The annual Monster Dash 5K Run
will be held Oct. 31 at 11:30 a.m.
at Perimeter Road. For more
information, call 542-3239/2930. The
first 75 participants will receive a T-
Photo by Bill Bonser
Members of the Naval Hospital Intramural Flag Football team happily display their tro-
phy after winning the 2007 Intramural Flag Football Championship. Naval Hospital Jax
defeated VP-30, 33-19, for the title.
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3 & 4 BR Townhomes
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Homes Starting from $349,900
PCS: ORANGE PARK
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call 378-8970 $300
VOLVO 240 Tool pouch
and lack new alterna-
tor, unused spare tire
and wheel, car cover,
ANTIQUE 1982 FIRE-
BIRD damaged front
p-side for $500. Gold
color. 904-777-5773. Come
1988 MUSTANG LX5.0
Silver with burgundy
intake Eldebrock care
MSD ignition cowihood 5
star pony rims. $2500
'94 HONDA PRELUDE,
dark blue $3400. Call
ACCURA LEGEND 1992
114K miles. Loaded
excel- physical and
Superb family car.
ACURA INTEGRA LS
'94. at/cold AC, CD, xtro
cin. green/grey, low mi
$3400. 651-6106, 982-3179
Nay, CD, sunroof,
like new. $20,890
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
SACURA RL '05
Naov, CD, sunroof,
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
�7 ACURA TL '06
Leather, full equip.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
3251 $14,900, sport
package 5 speed,
sunroof, 80,000 mi.
call David 589-0192
SBMW 3251C CONV.
'04. Power top,
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
BUICK LESABRE '00
45K miles, won't last
long $8995. Call 389-7700
CADILLAC DTS '06
Only 15K miles, like
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
�7 CADILLAC CTS
'06. Leather, sun-
roof, fully equip
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
CADILLAC DEVILLE '04
Put $500 dwn and ride out
today! 1st time, 1st serve
NEED A CAR OR TRUCK
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11503 Philips Hwy
CHRYSLER 300 '04. Like
new, fully loaded, priced
2 sell $19,900. 389-7700
on Select Certified
Mereedes Benz with
KBB retail value
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $33,940
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $49,875
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $42,620
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $35,975
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $34,930
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $41,890
Value priced at
KBB retail value
Value priced at
OrIg. MSRP $51,115
Value Priced at
Orig. MSRP $81,315
Value priced at
2003 CLK 320
Orig. MSRP $51,725
Value priced at
2005 E320 cdi
Orig. MSRP $55,124
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $50,825
Value priced at
2005 CLK 320
Orig. MSRP $57,410
Value priced at
Stock#24962a. 8K ml
Orig. MSRP $56,715
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $67,994
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $59,520
Value priced at
KBB retail value
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $71,460
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $72,985
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $94,710
Value priced at
Orig. MSRP $90,028
Value priced at
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CHEVY CAMARO MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE- 7 SAAB 9-3 2.0T Cony m mmDODGE GRAND CARA
' 91 '99 imtd edIton, , (9) '0R. Leatheronly VAN'05.BifamiyLow
eet B ithr, Oz rims, AT, AC, '06. Leather, onl CHEVROLET JEEP WRANGLER '04 (' SUZUKI GRAND pymts?'$250 mo. 389-7700
H t e C T , , 16K miles. $28,995 V SILVERADO '04 Clean, 36K miles. Priced VITARA '0$. OnlyT aT CO ---------------
TH400 4 lInk tbbed, $5500 860-5772 998-0012 TOYOTA l Sell at $14,950. C 389-77001 8 2 ml 8
new motor, trans., , SLT� Only 30K' mI,_2 Iat$14, . 3918K mi,
street car, mustsell NISSAN 350Z '04 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE 4x5, tonneau cover equipped. $12,840
$14,995 904-449-6383 $350 7-per 4 spoiler, like n980 Jeep Wran gler 9598-
LEXOYOTJAC LLE LEXUS OJAKSONVILLE Excellent condition, $5000 EXUS OF JACKSONVIE
SXLS '05. Leather, LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE r obo. Call 912-576-2229 LEXUS OF ILLE
\ CHEVY CORVETTE -CD, sunroof $24,890 CHEVY BLAZER '004, FD F250 LARIAT'04 NISSAN MURANO SL'05 TOYOTA TACOMA '03
06OZ-06 Red/black, CHisSLA 998-0012E O Diesel, leather, at/ac, MAZDA TRIBUTE'02 Loaded, low miles TOYOTA 4RUNNER '03 4dr, at/ac, very low FORD E150 VAN '02
Sooner, Na furll LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE eye, mu ll loaded $24,977 Leather, lw miles $18777 1-904-7974443 Very low miles, must pymts WAC. $14,977 Sherrod Pkg, serviced,
equipped. $64,990 E ft $95. Call 8995853 1-904-797-4443 must see to appreciate - f t o 1-904-797-4443 ready to go! $10,977
998-0012 NISSAN ALTMA 2.5S 02 TOYOTA CHEVY BLAZER $8995. Call 571-8134 , pymts $239/mo. 899-5853 904-794-9990
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Only 52K miles, at/ac ACOROLLA'06 Auto, LT O05. Only 29K FORD F-250 Super B ERCEDES ML320 03 On- 2 miOVXO
..... EVYIMPAILA $10,977 904-794-9990 spoiler, like new miles. $17,980 Cab Lariat 2006 DIE- loaded, clean cus tom rims B ._ VOLVO XC90o-06
( CHEVYIMPALA NA $14,480 998-0012 998-0012 SEL. Automatic, FX4 off Only $17,550. 389-7700 i40f1EI Rm Only 14K miles.
DODG M0 Fully N ISSAN MALIMA aO reXUS OF mACKeONVIL LEXUS I 8 CKSO9 00Ln "nN A aaD Ru $10uI slt NISSl NTITANd'04 lik e w 19,990OC
off w Lequipped. 9-7700 Fully lae ood LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE road Pkg, 4X4, Factory $30,980 998-0012 For aditlu in
998-0012 grain, sunroof. $299 pymt. rCHEVYTAHOE 04 st r brake control NISSAN T NLEXS OF JE XUS OF JACKSONVILLE O, 41J4M
$f23,98 998-0012 (\ Toyota Corolla '06 y CHEVY TAHOE LT Cal.. . 904-724-1080 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLEE
FORD 500 LTD'0LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Spoiler, CD, fully '03. Lthr, CD fully Brns Mercees NISSAN TITAN LE Toyota Hihlander VW TOUAREG'06 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
SLeather, full euip eqp $15,60 98-001 eqp $17,0 998-0012 Pre d '07. Leather, Na, SCION xB 06 Very low '05. Only 26K miles, V6, loaded, at/ac, leather,
$16,995 998-0012 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE fully equipped m must sell fast Mov- one owner. $20,980 sunroof great gas KIA SEDONA 05 Exce
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE FORD F-350Crew $27,990 9980012 take over pyts $149 998-0012 mileage $27977 en condo exceed
So $ 9-7 $ W 1- TOYOTA CO A0MaR Y LT. OnE Cb Lia9t 28 EXUS OFJACKSONVILLE moiWAC $3995e. 99-5 53 LEXUS OFJACKSONVILLE 1-904-797-4443 pym 99. 389-7700
DODGE MAGNUM07 NISSAN SENTRA 1.8S '04 payments $189/mile WAC. Cabge $179,890990 998-0012 Tan weather Desert RunnerJust NISSAN TITAN '04 like new $19,990
Le nwlow miles, very nice Call 899-5853 999 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE package with traction
FORD MUSTANG '035 LEXUS OF JACKS Spoiler, CD, fully 03. Lthr, CD fully Brumos Mercedelass oyota Highlander VW TOUAEG'06 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Leat/acher, fully equip eq $15,680 998-0012 e $17,990 998-12 Pre-owned 7. Leather, N, SCION xB 06 Very low 05 Only 26K miles, V6, loaded, at/ac, leather,ond.
$16,998 0-7 0 '01 ,u.4 W selFJACSt V k ery s atlyequipped. mi, must sell fasthownere $20,980 sunroof, great gass
n, ride today 389-7700 off w012a$299 pymt. 387 sek fast $2995.s O A e e or ps $9 998-0 mileage 7 open$ 32557 lt c , exa
FORD MUSTANG GT '05 AZ TsOnly 2K miles 97 A Ti with Chrome
8K miles, moving - must TOYOTA CAMRY '04 E L Ca1-904-797-4443 MOTO Metal wheel
sell ASAP or take over Special Edition, low m, With a 4" lift, DIESEL,
NISSAN SENTRA 1.5W12 Automatic, 4X4 off road
low miles, very nice Call 1 899-5853 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE package with traction
pFORD aym TAN. 571-8134 , BS e with an morla5
t/ac, V6, gatT T e litary community makes up 20 percent of the total
s low as $299. 389-7794-9990 '. Auto. $149/mo WAC sell fast, take over pay- Cal... 904-724-1080 package and
t anNverRyBin 'o6PONTIAC Call -55 WAC8 9OD9ER-'p BrUmosoeredes population for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
5, svereoay c mles, Sory 4r, drive 99 Vy c , mt DODGE RAM 25400 LEXUink garage doorN
$48 9800012 That means tnat 20 out or every 10 pep you ee
-7 off w/$2 T pymt. 389-7700 sell fast $2995. 899-5853pecuD 2Krmust2g opener, 325/65/R1_B__Ja
FORD MUSTANG GT 105 Only TiresesthChrome7
OD C- '0 o pwer wows / r8 Da k YS K ' somehow connected with the military
Ow a 9 L' $30,900 etitake 11,over pa- Ca. eipp. $22,94-80
4dr,5s 9-d9e O2DYSSY 0mpga ad~nillar LEXUS OFGJACKSONVILLE Get your message to them by advertising in one or all of
050,hnniverryeditionva 0 ADODGE RAM 2500 06 Pre-owned
l d, EXL, Entertan sys4dr, GMC YUKON DENALI 06equip
HO e u fst $28,900 Btt r y, deDnly fKs anc0 the publications distributed at the local bases in the area.,
$139/mo WAC. $2995. '04 DODGE Better Vehicles $9977 904-794-9990 HONDA RIDGELINE'06
STSCall 899-58531 - 5 speed pe, 2D 4x4, 4dr, must - Black, 4x4, priced 2 sell
HONDA CIVICioL' SaT 44 Better riseats, AM over p ts 2890 . GC Y N
low n miles, must sell $173500 3 ml, Nay, CD, sun-e e ,
fat m s4,79 49 C 9 /FM CD, Yellow, cruise, WAC. Call 899-5853f7 4efa,929 fwllh
HONDA C LX 03 $30,900ower windows /doors, For advertising inform ation
,4dr, s0 MW ipd, 30m, pwrPr0ivat e$4. s491 7996 verhapp, $29,
windows, locks, cru98-0012 2006 HONDA 998-0012
$7977 904-794-9990 ODYSSEY Military and Non Military LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE NFNITI QX56 05
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE 2006 CHEVY 2003 GMC YUKON XL Ca Toay 899-5853 LEXUSOFJACKSONVILLE 06
LEodd Co e nai gaZU R DE -
HONDA CIVIC 4dr, Better Service, FORD BOZARDFORD LAMBOREXPEDITIONGHINI ORLANDO SATURN OF AVENUES
low miles, must sell fast $28,006 Better Warranty, Loaded, only 49K miles f ing $34,500. 200 ending Blvd. 7775600 StAugustne 3536797 895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. ilipsHwy. 2627145
$139/MERCURY SABLEC. $29904 04 DODGE Better Vehicles $9977 1-904-794-9990 HONDA RIDGELINE 06idas Super Duty Headquarters LongwoodOrando F 4073393443
Loadedl 899-5853 DURANGO Equalsed ve ACURA MDX02. FORD P150A I Black, 4x4, priced 2 sellA/c $00
904-794-9990 $41,900 white/tan, fully Financing $350. 389-7700 2,980 998-0012 AUI JAK ONVI TR
HONDA CIVIC '00 Very SLT 4x4 Better Prices FORD F XLT '05.28K6 4dr, EXUS OF JACKSONVILLE 4660-100Southside d. 5654000 FORD-MERCURY LAND ROVER JACKSONVILLE SATURN OR EGENC
low miles, must sell $17,500 cvgicuiwhleol lo w mi, Nov, CD, sun- F adv rti in n form ation
fast. 9. l9 3 CAn 4 PVariat GARoER FORD-MERCURYroof, DVDC $27.,480
LEXUS O JDA PREONVLLUDE miles94 22002 AUDI TT ( RLAN904) 662-0726 998-0012n Cove Sp
MITSDark blue. $3400. Call Cabrio - OFJACKSONVILLE W'06 895N.RonaldReaganB MIKESHADFORD LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE SUARU FJACKSONVILE
ht269-5460. ils t LongwoodOando$2,900 407-3393443 10259A . 7215000 10800. 641455
MECDE EZ 06CHYL R CHAR ER g TIDY103. Only HUMMER H3E107 4x4 Low
e a lod 2004 BMW 330Ci 50,000 miles. $14,980 l miles, very sharp $29, 777call904-35
lomlemutel CabrioT Sport pack, DR.0SUV2ebu4en
$89/mo WAC. 899-5853 only $300 down. 389-7700 cover, $23,000. 298-2436 1-904-797-4443 I ll
. Less than 100 miles on 10720 Philips Hwy 904-292-3325
$AT, 4cyl, only 20K miles 2200 BFD5 3.5 L rebuiltengine.8kD e eAD FORD LORH OANOTech pkg, Nov, CD,�
mMiRA 0e$s o0n v542-251 e1904 sunroof, 20"9wheels
1Auto, white, SR Lea/ther, laded. $7500 n $3 5 tan, fully 3 $27,995 998-0012
equip, Touin Edition.FORD 10 XLT '0dLEXUS O JACKSONVILLE 60-100SuthdeBd 5 0 F EURY LDRE J SNI LLE sATR O
GRANDMAR-$17,980 998001 lowmlesmust go, take 965N. Extl129icBtd. 225-3673 11211 lnc Blvd 642-1500 80 At Bd CITY SUZUKI7
HYUNDAI ANTRA "0KE $27,9 386-8D508 equipped.Ala $1, 90 9
Leather ded, sunroof, 99-1 LE6US OF JACKSONVILLE LaerXwsKNLRE..ovr.pmts$210/m
CcreoohcADILLonback WC. C
SLINCOLN LS v8'04 Black, fact warr Good condition, low FORD EXPLORER XLT Nov, DVD, XM
$17,980 9980012 rig $7K. 908-9109. must sell famstn. $3995 $40,990 998-00122
s 5e03 Leather, CDol t3tir. $19k. calle olldd 553-1762 EXPEDITION 987an 72911 ow meE..N T9 K,
998-0012 2007 DODGE RAM5500v power windows and 0Power, new tires,
PUR Quad cab, bedliner, seats;chMme running auto cruise, a/c, $3800
S h a m e OFPJACKSONVIATREC020SBMWBld4e2-, 20K miles. Brand boards;$5500 ab4 777-8610 leave message
S C la$15,900. Call 389-7700 $26,900 91 DODGE RAMc Bd ODR M EC 850 eanis Ade 77-91-
MERCEDES BENZ E320 2006 CHRYSLER CHARGER 4X4, V8 5.9 ITU
n02. Clean and loaded, 360 CUvduaONexhaust.VE 500 miles on 3.5L
miles, factory worry. 99 RAM 1500 4X4 386-8154
$22,900 Black leather, fully ACURA OF ORANGE PARK BOZARB2FORDi1MBORGHINIEC ORLANDO SATURN OF AVENUES
113 Phillips Hwy loaded. 110K miles. FORD F103 Harley
L, blue. No deal better only 48K miles. $23,977 0563 Philips Hwy. 262.7145
loaded, silveri9 ACURA MDX0'02. FORD F150 LARIAT 004 OVERLAND1'04I
NIIHCIL-E GCRC 61M9CI6white5tan, fully Financing $350. 389-0r00 $20,980 998-00121AUDI
GRAND MAR- $17,980 998-0012 low miles, must go, takeB 8600 Atlantic Blvd. 725-8200
PPEscGeCeps 652 Lthr, CD, only 30K 4x4, 4dr, must sell fast995EUSAiOS
LEXUSoF JACKSONVILLE miles. $29,995. 998-0012 $13,995. Call 899-5853T
04Lhtow tCHEVY AVALANCHE 13,000 miles, extended404 Lift Kit, whs, tires, Lngwd/0dand0R 407-339-3443 10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000 10800Atlantic Blvd. 6416
sell fast. Call aodaya l5003. Excellent condition,. ......ty', fiberglass lownmiles, AC.$17,977
CRESTCM BUSH BMW MIKE DAVIUSON FORD HOR109 TFLORMIA UNCSHi MERCURY 1481 W El Rd 60
q85r0-Aior1A,: B vd Y 25-0911 AT REGENCY 8991900tsd Bd. 4 2-A1401 Pp32200
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711 Bedah Bli. 249-8282
15ii Casi. Ate .87-4041
2330 USI Soul, 3-44421
1 .50 SouTiide Btvd .25-7300
Chrysler of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd 269-1033
Green C:, c Springs 2~--2416
1736 Cas,ial A � 389T'7792
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lr, Cove Sp.nng' -4-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7'23 Blandrij Bii -77-5500
I W En 1, " m Br -.ri i-ii'.X 7454
LUCAS HONDA OF JAX
7801 Blanding Blvd. 269-2277
of ORANGE PARK
7600 Blanding Blvd. 899-0900
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200
10585 Atlantic Blvd. 998-7111
11211 Atlantic Blvd. 642-1500
2330 US 1 South 354-4421
1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300
Jeep of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033
MIKE SHAD CHRYS-JEEP
17368 Cassat Ave. 389-7792
1-95 Ext 129, Fern Bch. 1-800-228-7454
RAY CARTER KIA
S lJ71 n BlariSriB ~ 1 s.
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of ORANGE PARK
7505 Blanding Blvd. 779-8100
10600 Atlantic Blvd. 642-7900
10859 Philips Hwy. 880-3000
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave. 389-3621
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1565 Wells Rd. 269-9400
9201 Atlantic Blvd. 724-2310
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
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11503 Phillips Hwy. 854-4826
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155
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895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
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2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694
BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
6833 Beach Blvd. 724-3511
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
Lexus of Jacksonville
10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012
Tom Bush BMW
9910 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4381
Tom Bush Autoplex
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4877
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233 East StateSt. 356-8491
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
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