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VP-45 returns home
ry Lt. Edward Fong
The final group of Sailors from
VP-45 and Consolidated
Maintenance Organization 11
(CMO-11), returned home to NAS'
Jacksonville last week, bringing to an
end an exciting and historic deploy-
The VP-45 "Pelicans" began
their tri-site deployment in May.
Throughout the deployment, the
squadron maintained six crews and
approximately 100 personnel in
Sigonella, Italy, four crews and 100
personnel in Comalapa, El Salvador
and two crews and 50 personnel at
Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. Operations
from these sites supported counter-
drug operations as well as the global
war on terrorism. From hunting down
and intercepting shipments of ille-
gal narcotics to supporting coalition
troops engaged in combat operations,
the Pelicans carried out their tasks
with extreme proficiency, accuracy,
During the deployment, VP-45 flew
more than 4,900 mishap-free flight
hours across four continents. In El
Salvador, the Pelicans were direct-
ly involved in seizing over 55 metric
tons of illegal narcotics with a street
value of over $2 billion. Highlights of
these operations included the seizure
of a self-propelled semi-submersible
which was featured on several nation-
al media outlets.
In Africa, squadron personnel flew
missions in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom, providing valu-
able intelligence and direct support to
coalition forces on the ground. They
also performed a critical role in moni-
toring and deterring piracy along the
In Sigonella, VP-45 operations
focused on traditional maritime patrol
and reconnaissance missions. VP-45
crews constantly monitored the ship-
ping'traffic in the Mediterranean Sea
in support of NATO Operation Active
Endeavor and numerous overland mis-
Photos by MC2 (AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
AZ2 Jamie Waycaster from VP-45 hugs Abigail Batson after returning home from a
sions-were flown in the Balkans.
While on deployment, the Pelicans
had the opportunity to participate
in detachments to 15 countries, pro-
viding humanitarian support, estab-
lishing foreign relations and refining
their joint combat capabilities. Among
the most notable of these detachments
was Exercise Indunduma flown from
Cape Town, South Africa. While in
South Africa, squadron personnel flew
in support of Task Group 60.5, which
is tasked with maintaining the mari-
time picture along the Indian Ocean
coastline of Africa. These operations
focused on general military training
with the South African Air Force and
Navy in order to improve interoper-
ability while maintaining stability in
the region and advancing multination-
al interests in South and East Africa.
The numerous missions, detach-
ments and mishap-free hours would
not have been possible without the
dedication and hard work of a truly
exceptional maintenance team. VP-
45 was the first squadron to fully
deploy under the CMO structure.
This concept, which was implement-
A VP-45 Sailor kisses his wife after
ed in October 2006, was designed to
improve maintenance services for the
P-3 community. Working together,
VP-45 and CMO-11 have implemented
this concept flawlessly across three
See VP-45, Page 19
A ribbon cutting ceremony was
held Friday to officially open
he new USO Welcome Center
at Jacksonville International Airport
The new center gives the USO more
space to serve their patrons who are
traveling at home and abroad. The
new center is approximately 900
square feet, nearly three times larger
than the previous center.
JIA had a USO room for military
members to relax while waiting for
a flight, but because of the increase
in travel, the Jacksonville Aviation
Authority decided to donate a much
larger room to the USO.
""This facility serves as a home
away from home for our military and
their families who are travel here
at home and overseas," said Greater
Jacksonville Area USO Executive
Director K.C. McCarthy. "This center
offers comfort and refreshment for
our patrons, and we're proud to serve
those who serve us everyday,"
See USO, Page 19
Photo by Anna Burns
(From left) Commander, United States Naval Forces Southern Command Rear Adm.
James Stevenson; Judith Sissler Johnson of Sisler-Johnston Interior Design and
Woodsman Kitchen & Floors; Greater Jacksonville Area USO Executive Director
KC McCarthy; Director of External affairs for Jacksonville Airport Authority (JAA)
Michael Stewart; John Buzzy, Director Aviation Management for JAA; Izzy Bonilla,
NS Mayport USO Representative Wendy Layton-Pollack cut the ribbon to officially
open the new USO Welcome Center at Jacksonville International Airport Dec. 7.
TOUCHING Office closure Federal agencies closed Dec. 24
B The Personal Property Office will be closed today from 11 a.m. All executive branch departments and agencies of the federal
Until 2 p.m. for training, government will be closed Dec. 24 per an executive order by the
A S E For more information, call 542-8787. president.
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Photo by HN Leeann Lowman
(Left to right) Pearl Harbor survivors Henry Griffin,
Leonard Purifoy with daughter Mary Purifoy, Battle of
Midway survivor James Cunningham and LaVern Smatla
are flanked by Naval Hospital Jacksonville Sailors of the
Year nominees as they watch the hospital's Color Guard
perform during the Pearl Harbor Day Observance Dec. 7.
NH Jax remembers
Pearl Harbor Day
By Marsha Childs
NH Jax Marketing
Naval Hospital Jacksonville honored the mem-
ory of those who survived and those who per-
ished during the Pearl Harbor attack 66 years
ago at morning colors Dec. 7. Naval Hospital Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Raquel Bono hosted two
members of the Chapter 6, N.E. Florida Pearl Harbor
Guest speakers were Henry Griffin, then a 19-
year-old Army private, who was dining at Schofield
Barracks when the air attack began and retired Chief
Petty Officer Leonard Purifoy, who was a 23-year-old
Sailor relieving the watch in the fire room on board
USS Utah (BB31/AG16); when the ship was torpe-
doed and sank. Both spoke about their experiences
and thanked the staff for their continued efforts.
Griffin explained he was, "a plain old Army dog-
face, an infantryman who was out there in it, with it
and among it." He was eating breakfast in Schofield
Barracks, a three-story concrete building, when
two Japanese zeroes strafed the mess hall. The sol-
diers took cover between the windows as bullets flew
through the air. "I was scared to death. I didn't
know which end was up," he said.
Following the attack, he was assigned to a unit that
dug machine gun positions into the cliffs along the
north shore of Hawaii.
Purifoy recalled that infamous morning on board
USS Utah, a Florida-class dreadnought battleship
with teak decks covered with six inches of timber.
The ship had been disarmed and converted to an aux-
iliary ship that was being used as a water-bombing
target ship at the time. He was relieving the watch in
the fire room when the attack began. "All hell broke
loose," he remembered.
"When the first torpedo blew out the boilers in the
Number Two Fire Room, I ran like the devil."
Water was pouring through the porthole as he
ascended the ladder to the main deck. Bullets were
splintering the wooden deck right in front of him.
He recalled removing his shoes and placing them
side-by-side just prior to entering the water. The ship '
was listing badly and turned bottom-up in eight min- 2
See PEARL HARBOR, Page 19
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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
Looking back in time...
ON THE HOMEFRONT
Etiquette tips for your
military holiday party
'By Sarah Smiley
- - ear Sarah,
S I'm nervous about the upcoming holiday party for
" my husband's unit. Is there anything I should know
---about etiquette before Igo?
SPresumably you have read Service Etiquette, because
=we ahemm) all have. If this is the case, disregard most of
=what you read. Nothing against Service Etiquette except
-that much like raising children, it is easier to read about
-it than to actually do it.
If this is your first military social event, you might have
visions of women in white gloves passing out their calling
....cards to all the young wives. But really, have you seen
-.any such women at the commissary? At the exchange/PX?
These women only exist in people's fantasy (or night-
C-mares) about military life. (Which isn't to say some scary
;things aren't going to happen at the party, but we'll get to
ti:that in a minute.)
'/ The men and women you will meet at the holiday party
.will be the same men and women you have met at your
-t'husbaAd's place of work, that you've run into at the mall,
--or that you've seen bowling with their children at the base
Don't assume that just because it is an official event
-.-(aka "forced fun," or "a highly encouraged social outing")
thatt your husband's co-workers and their spouses will
' suddenly morph into Service Etiquette-beaters. The truth
.is that only some of them will. These are the people you
SThe only real concern you should have at the holiday
;:party is what to say, when and to whom. For instance, the
flight, surgeon, or any other person associated with your
spouse'ss healthcare, for that matter, is not the person to
Which you should tell your story about the black spot your
,PIhusband sometimes sees when he looks up at a blue sky.
SPilots especially are funny about their health. (And by
.'funny" I mean that they would rather you tell the flight
gCaurgeon about the stuffed bear named "Pooh" that their
mother still keeps on their bed at home than they would
':for you to tell them about the twitch they sometimes get in
::'their left eyelid.) As far as his co-workers at the party ar
e concerned, your husband is the picture of health. He
-doesn't even snore, and he certainly doesn't sleepwalk.
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CS2 GLEN KETTERING JR.
NAS Jax Brig
Hometown: Senoia. Ga.
Family Life: Married. \vith
Past Duty Stations: uss Carney
Plans: To get out of the Navy after
teresting Experience: Being a
ain at HS-3.
)f Wisdom: Go Dawgs!
(Feel free to laugh about these things with the other wives
in the bathroom, however.)
Another situation that might come up involves gifts
and/or door prizes. The more rank your husband attains,
the more he will insist that you not accept any door prizes.
"Just tell them to call another ticket," he might say.
However, let me advise from personal experience that
he does not mean for you to refuse any door prizes that
are free tickets to a major football game. You are to refuse
everything except those items that he personally covets.
You might also be concerned about what to call your
spouse's superiors.; Do you call them Sir? Commander so-
and-so? Will you look like a suck-up if you do? Will you
look like a slacker if you don't? A general rule of thumb
is to call them whatever you feel most comfortable calling
Unless, of course, your husband will pay for said name
at work on Monday. For instance, some communities call
the commanding officer's wife a COW (get it; commanding
officer's wife?), but I wouldn't use this term of endearment
until it is abundantly clear that the commanding officer's
wife and her husband know about the tradition.
Alcohol could be an issue, too. Your goal is to not be
the drunkest spouse at the party. People will always talk
about the drunkest spouse. Don't let this be you. Also use
caution if there will be music and/or dancing at the party:
you never want to be the first or last spouse on the dance
If you heed my warning about alcohol, this shouldn't
be a problem. If you feel compelled to dance, just make
sure you aren't the only one doing the Funky Chicken,
Macarena or any other type of line dance.
Basically, when I think about how to advise you, I am
reminded of my 11-month-old son. Lindell knows how to
clap, and sometimes he can wave bye-bye and point. But
when all else fails, he simply claps and smiles. That is his
Always have a safe, default behavior, and let it not
involve abundant alcohol, any "funky" dance, or stories
about your husband's hemorrhoids.
Sarah Smiley can. be reached for comments at
Hometown: Haddonfield. N.J.
Family Life: I'm the aunt of two
Past Duty Stations: Newport. R.I.
Career Plans: I plan to make enough money so
I can volunteerr full time.
Most Interesting Experience: Seeing my
first shark w while scuba diving.
Words of Wisdom: Always do things that
make you happy.
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Satellite Pharmacy hours revised
The Satellite Pharmacy holiday hours from Dec. 17
to Jan. 6 are as follows:
Monday - Friday
Lobby hours and Drive Thru hours:
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lobby hours will remain the same:
9 a.m. -3 p.m.
The Drive Thru hours will be:
8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The pharmacy staff appreciates your adjustment to this
schedule as it allows more of our personnel to spend time
with their families during this period. Happy Holidays!
Special program coming up
The annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance
will be held Jan. 16 at noon at the base chapel. The
guest speaker will be Nathan Thomas of the Defense
Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Music will be
provided by the Florida Masonic Men's Choir.
For more information, call YN1(SW) Dana Axson at 542-
2486, Ext. 123.
A group of French military members examine a target sleeve for bullet holes after gunnery practice
during training at NAS Jax Nov. 2, 1942.
You are invited to the following Base
Chapel Worship Services this Sunday:
Sunday - 8:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist
9:30 a.m. - Catholic Mass
11 a.m. - Protestant
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..........................CaptSteve 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...................................MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
Staff Writer..........................................................QM2 Nicole Beatty
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4- AX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
By MC2(AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
CS3 James Schulte passes a bag of groceries to QM3 Danny
Herrera inside the food locker in Building 1. The food was
donated by commissary patrons to be given out to families in
r~ed at Christmas.
NAS Jax Food Locker
in need of donations
he NAS Jacksonville Food Locker needs donations
for this year's holiday food drive to help shipmates
in need. Help a military family enjoy a nutritious
holiday meal for Christmas by donating boxes of stuffing,
rushed potatoes, packaged gravy, canned corn and green
beans, cranberry sauce and other non-perishable items.
-Donations can be dropped off in the bins near the com-
missary doors or in Building 1, Room 242 weekdays from
8-a.m. to 4 p.m.
,Once all the items are collected and eligible families are
determined, volunteers will create bags with all the fix-
ings needed for a traditional holiday meal. The bags will
alho contain a voucher for a free turkey available at the
base commissary. All monetary donations to the food lock-
er go into a special account to purchase these vouchers.
-Food items are also available year-round to families
screened by the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society,
command master chiefs and the base chaplain's office.
"For more information, call 542-2934/4545.
Holiday wish list for cycle safety
From the Traffic and Recreational Safety Office
A re you a motorcycle rider? If so, then make sure
you are properly equipped to ride. Don't be anoth-
S er statistic, especially on a motorcycle. It hurts.
The rules are pretty simple, but people still have a
1ard time translating the regulations. Here is a simple
outline so no one is confused. Brightly colored must not
b: covered. If you wear a backpack, you must put some-
thing brightly colored or reflective on it if you are riding at
right. All shades of black are not brightly colored.
-'Should you fail to be properly attired for riding, you
ruay be denied access to the base, issued a traffic citation
cd asked to park your motorcycle at the gate and walk to
brk. Please don't force our security personnel to make
tJose decisions," said NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt.
:IThe following items are required to ride on base:
: Mirrors mounted on each side of the motorcycle.
Z* Headlights must be on.
=* Sturdy footwear.
.* Long-legged trousers.
"* Long-sleeved shirt or jacket.
*' Brightly colored outer upper garment (reflective at
right . Clearly visible, not covered.
-" Approved Department of Transportation or Snell hel-
. Shatterproof eye protection (not regular glasses).
.When in doubt, buy new riding gear. Brightly col-
oced vests can be purchased at stores such as the Navy
Change, motorcycle shops, auto parts stores, Wal-Mart
(m the automotive section) and other local stores.
-Tis the season for gifts that could make a difference.
By Lt. Reba Recca Rebarich
Public Affairs Officer
ete Hooper, the
(FAA) Navy liaison officer,
Jacksonville, was present-
ed the Navy's Meritorious
Civilian Service Award Dec.
6 at NAS Jacksonville.
Capt,, Robert Buehn,
of Fleet Area Control
the award on behalf of Rear
Adm. John Goodwin, com-
mander, Naval Air Force
Atlantic to Hooper for his
exemplary and highly pro-
fessional performance of
duty, unsurpassed dedi-
cation and comprehen-
sive knowledge of aviation
demands in the southeast-
ern area of responsibil-
ity from January 1990 to
"Mr. Hooper served his
country admirably within
the military and civilian
service for 46 years. During
the past 18 years, his pro-
fessional knowledge and
team spirit have been the
foundation of an outstand-
ing FAA-Navy relationship,"
Hooper was instrumental
in the establishment of all
air traffic procedures for
aircraft carrier operations
and exercises on the U.S.
East Coast. These proce-
dures were adopted for use
and contained in the exist-
ing overarching range coop-
He continually enhanced
the existing letter of agree-
ment. memorandums of
understanding and other
vital documents to ensure
adequate available airspace
for both military and com-
mercial aviation without
any degradation to mission
He established monthly
air traffic control and avia-
tion meetings for the great-
er Jacksonville area, which
continue to enhance aviation
safety, operations, military
exercises and the integration
of military and civilian air
traffic. He also established
FAA instrument ground
school refresher training for
fixed wing and helicopter
units at NS Mayport, NAS
Jacksonville, Air National
Guard and the decommis-
sioned NAS Cecil Field.
"An award of this magni-
tude is overwhelming," stat-
"I've had a unique career
here, as a retired Air Force
E-9. Who'd have thought I
would spend 18 years at a
Navy installation. It has
been a great tour and a vari-
ety of things have occurred.
The FAA-Navy relation-
ship has evolved over the
years. FACSFACJAX is an
extension of Jacksonville
Center and the national
air space system would
not have worked without
FACSFACJAX. It is a vital
part in making the whole
The Meritorious Civilian
Service Award is the second
highest civilian award and
is given in recognition of
meritorious civilian service
or contributions which result
in high values andlor ben-
efits to the Department of
the Navy. The Meritorious
Civilian Service Award is
comparable to the military
Legion of Merit.
Photos by Lt. Rebecca Rebarich
ETC Robert Hernandez, Fleet Area Control and Surveillance
Facility command career counselor congratulates Pete Hooper
for his service after being awarded the Navy Meritorious'
Civilian Service Award as his wife, Kathryn looks on Dec. 6.
Capt. Robert Buehn, commanding officer of Fleet Area'
Control and Surveillance Facility Jacksonville, presents Pete'
Hooper, Federal Aviation Administration's Navy liaison officer"
for Jacksonville, the Navy's Meritorious Civilian Service Award"
on behalf of Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Dec. 6.
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An HH-60H Seahawk, attached to the "Dragonslayers" of HS-11, launches from the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS
Enterprise (CVN 65) Nov. 22. Enterprise and embarked Carrier Air Wing 1 are deployed in support of maritime security opera-
tions and the global war on terrorism.
HS-11 to return home Sunday
By Lt. Amanda Delaney
The HS-11 "Dragon-
slayers" will return
home Sunday after
a six-month deployment
on board USS Enterprise
The 176 squadron mem-
bers with their seven SH-
60F/H aircraft, will return
to NAS Jacksonville's
Hangar 115 for their long
awaited 'breather.' They
will participate in a short
Tiger Cruise Dec. 17-19,
move into their new hangar
and then take their well
deserved post operational
While embarked on board
USS Enterprise, HS-11
.provided the carrier strike
group with a wide range of
services, allowing them to
complete their mission safe-
ly and more efficiently.
According to HS-11 com-
manding officer, Cmdr.
Mike Michel, the Battle "E"
award winning squadron
did it all.
SThey supported person-
nel recovery during a man
overboard, provided aerial
security for Commander
Task Force 158, Iraq's oil
platform and offered cover
for boarding teams working
out of rigid hull inflatable
"We supported the full
spectrum of combat opera-
tions," said Michel. "One
of our primary missions
was standard plane guard
operations in support of air-
craft launch and recover-
ies. In the event that one
of the jet pilots ejected or
crashed we would be the
first on scene. Additionally,
we flew approximately 16
rescue flights in support of
our fixed wing brethren. If
one of their jets had sys-
tem or mechanical malfunc-
tions and had to divert,,
we planned and organized
a flight to transfer their
maintainers and parts to
the beach in order to fix
their broken aircraft."
"Our helicopters are
a great platform for anti-
surface warfare. They can
carry Hellfire missiles and
.50 caliber guns, providing
the strike group with the
ability to sink a medium
size ship. During strait
transits and pulling in and
out of port, USS Enterprise
used our helicopters and
crews as a means for anti-
terrorism force protection,"
"During the six months
we spent out at sea, our
squadron flew numerous
medical evacuations sup-
porting all the ships in our
battle group. The strike
group didn't employ all
our mission areas, but we
also have the capability
to carry special forces and
insert them using either
a raft which we can carry
underneath the helicopter
or "fast-roping" them onto
Michel expressed that
HS-ll's goal was to meet all
as dictated by the warfare
"We did just that," said
Stickles, the Dragonslayer's
command master chief.
"We provided a 99 percent
or better sortie completion
Stickles credits the squad-
ron's operational success
to the Sailors who provid-
ed continual maintenance
allowing the Dragonslayer's
helicopters to be the first to
take off and last to land.
He mentioned, "We have
some of the hardest working
Sailors in the Navy. HS-11
is currently the only helo
squadron that has deployed
two years in a row. We
have been away from our
families and friends for 17
out of the last 24 months.
That is a feat in itself.
Without the good working
relationship between our
chiefs mess and our offi-
cers, our accomplishments
would have been unattain-
able. Our return home
will give us some of our
well earned rest and relax-
HS-11 will return home
after having accomplished
milestones that no other
HS Squadron has. They
will be the first HS squad-
ron to advance the Fleet
Readiness Plan sustain-
ment model from theory to
reality doing back-to-back
During their detach-
ments and deployments,
the Dragonslayers will
have flown more than 7,500
flight hours while conduct-
ing combat operations in
southern Iraq supporting
British ground forces and
the territorial waters of
southern Iraq protecting
the vital oil infrastructure.
In the last two years,
the squadron has operat-
ed in the Atlantic, Pacific,
and Indian Oceans, and
the Mediterranean, Red,
Arabian, Andaman, South
and East China and
conducted operations or
visited the Bahamas,
Portugal, Spain, France,
Albania, Greece, Djibouti,
Oman, Qatar, Pakistan,
Kuwait, Iraq, United
Arab Emirates, Malaysia,
Singapore,, China, South
Korea and Japan. In the
United States the squad-
ron detached to Fallon, Nev.
twice and Hurlburt Field in
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By Lt. j.g. Jonathan Whelan
VP-16 Public Affairs Officer
T he "War Eagles" of VP-16 were recently present=
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Adm. John Goodwin, commander, Naval Air Forces ,
Atlantic Fleet. The award is presented to one command
from each of the Pacific and Atlantic fleets in recognitioif,
of superior performance and improvements in battle effizl
The combination of outstanding professionalism and-
steadfast dedication throughout surge operations and a
six-month multi-site deployment led to the War Eagles.
selection as the Atlantic Fleet recipient. The wide rangeO
of operational improvements, coupled with innovative.
measures, resulted in the interdiction of 43 metric tons of
illegal narcotics and demonstrated the diverse operational
capabilities of the squadron.
After touring one of the squadron's aircraft, Goodwin-
addressed all hands at quarters, held a question and
answer session and expressed his thanks for a job welt
done. In his remarks he cited the many accomplish-
ments of VP-16 over the last year, including 42 years and
269,200 hours of Class A mishap-free flying.
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6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
The VS-32 "Maulers"
aircrew will return
home to NAS Jack-
sonville Saturday after a
aboard the aircraft carrier
USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
The Maulers return from
their second deployment
within the past 18 months
while serving with Carrier
Air Wing One.
This is the last com-
bat deployment for an S-
y John Emmert
Fleet and Industrial
Jax) recently completed
another major Lean Six
Sigma (L6S) Black Belt
project. Aimed at dramati-
cally improving processing
time, saving money, and
ultimately reducing Stock-
in-Transit (SIT) write offs
for the Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast (FRCSE),
the multifaceted project
ended Nov. 5.
Although complete, the
project's performance will
how be monitored for three
to six months to ensure that
the implemented changes
remain in place and contin-
ue to be effective at improv-
While the project's end
results are in and of them-
selves noteworthy, the
cooperation and teamwork
employed during the proj-
ect set a new standard for
FISC Jax's L6S program.
FISC Jax recruited and uti-
lized SIT team members
from the Naval Inventory
Control Point Philadelphia
(NAVICP), FRCSE, and the
Defense Logistics Agency
The anticipated results of
their efforts will reduce SIT
losses for FRCSE by 70 per-
cent and position the Navy
to avoid more than $3.4
million in associated costs
The team's focus centered
around the SIT program's
receipt process. Upon
receipt of a NAVICP-issued
asset, FRCSE is respon-
sible for its timely repair
and/or modification. The
assets in this process (i.e.,
en route to and from the
DLA storage facility and
the repair site, in this case
FRCSE) are referred to as
SIT. Management of SIT
assets are accomplished
in the Commercial Asset
Visibility Organic Repairs
Module (CAV ORM) track-
This system is where
all transactions are made
when opening and closing
the SIT loop while the items
are cycling to and from the
repair facility. Any assets
lost during transit or while
in the repair process have
the potential to be written
FISC Jax's project devel-
oped a standardized process
to aid in reducing the SIT
write offs plaguing FRCSE's
Photo by MC3 N.C. Kaylor
An S-3B Viking, attached to the "Maulers" of VS-32, launches
from the flight deck of the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
USS Enterprise (CVN 65) while on deployment in August.
3 squadron, as the aircraft
will be phased out of service
at the end of 2008.
VS-32 spent four months
in the Arabian Sea and
Arabian Gulf in support of
Operations Enduring and
While deployed, they flew
960 sorties, totaling more
than 2,200 flight hours with
over 950 arrested landings.
During the deployment,
the Maulers spent 180 days
at sea with only 13 days in
Port calls included three
stops to Dubai, United
Arab Emirates and one in
VS-32 is comprised of six
S-3B Viking aircraft, with
26 officers and 175 enlisted
components program. The
of this project will enhance
fleet readiness, increase
asset visibility, and foster
an improved multi-agency
communications chain, as
well as realizing millions
in cost avoidance. In fiscal
year 2006, NAVICP issued
24,304 assets to FRCSE for
With NAVICP inter-
vention, researching and
resolving SIT, less than one
quarter of a percent of these
assets were written' off dur-
ing that fiscal year.
For most processes, these
numbers would fall with-
in acceptable parameters,
however, since these assets
are high dollar mission crit-
ical repairables, these num-
bers.garner a lot of atten-
tion and represent millions
of dollars. For this reason,
FISC Jax launched its L6S
project in early fiscal year
Through the project's
investigation and process
review, the team identified
four main arteries in which
assets filtered into FRCSE
for the repair/modification
After analyzing the differ-
ent flows, the multi-agen-
cy team determined that
the unavailability of proof
of shipment signatures on
the shipping documents
and lack of posted receipt
actions to the tracking sys-
tem proved to be the root
causes for approximately
70 percent of the SIT write
The team's final solu-
tion mirrored the business
being utilized by FRCSE to
process their F/E condition
To accomplish this,
NAVICP assigned a unique
unit identification code/
resource identification code
to process customer ser-
vice work (i.e., asset repair
work) to FRCSE. This clear-
ly dictated the flow, closed
the SIT loop, provided con-
tinual asset visibility and
standardized the induction
of assets into the FRCSE's
By mirroring the F/E pro-
cess, the team was able to
remove an unneeded layer
of administration from the
Additionally, this solution
enables the direct shipment
of assets from DLA to the
repair facility, aiding in the
reduction of the asset's crit-
ical cycle time.
In the end, the SIT team
ultimately achieved success
by utilizing L6S methodolo-
gies and applying solid ana-
However, teamwork and
cooperation served as the
imperative force multipli-
ers that led to the effective
development and imple-
mentation of the solutions
that resulted in a dramati-
cally improved SIT program
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he NAS Jax Safety
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during winter break Jan.
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This will be the third
time NAS Jax is conduct-
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from the previous classes
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between the age of 15 and
20 years old. This class
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will not be any time behind
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Beneficiaries enrolled at the naval hos-
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through The Family Practice, Pediatrics,
and Internal Medicine Clinics. These clin-
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larly scheduled hours. The Family Practice
Clinic will also offer the flu vaccine during
their Thursday evening clinics from 5-8
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from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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Hospital staff provided shots to 180 mili-
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Navy Exchange (NEX) Food Court located
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participate in local
while at sea
T he HS-11 "Dragonslayers" teamed up with 1st
Place Sports to participate in local Jacksonville
area running events while on board USS
Enterprise from July through December.
A combined total of 92 people participated in the
three-different races which included the Freedom 5K on
Oct. 6, Evergreen Pumpkin Run 5K on Oct. 29 and The
Outback Distance Classic /2 marathon and 6K on Nov.
22. Although deployed half way around the world, the
Dragonslayers were able to participate in events that
embraced nostalgia of their home in Jacksonville.
The commanding officer of HS-11, Cmdr. Mike Michel
often participated in events sponsored by 1st Place Sports
which generated the idea of competing in local races on
treadmills while on deployment. Michel contacted the
owner of 1st Place Sports, Doug Alred with his idea and
Alred supported it 100 percent.
: Once the idea was put into motion Michel handed it off
tb Lt. Justin Hoblet to coordinate the details of the races
with the Kim Pawelek, a 1st Place Sports representa-
tive. Hoblet held registration for squadron members a
few weeks before each event. After each event was com-
pleted, Hoblet emailed the results to Pawelek and she put
together a package of race numbers, T-shirts, powerbars
and finishing medals all of which were complimentary of
1st Place Sports.
The Freedom 5K was the first event held of which there
were a total of 35 participants. The next event was the
Evergreen Pumpkin Run 5K where 38 people participated.
The last event was the Outback Distance Classic where
one person participated in the �/ marathon and 18 people
participated in the 6K. All events proved to be a success in
creating both high morale and a sense of accomplishment.
SParticipating in these events was a first time for many
of the runners. When Petty Officer Ian Gregory was
asked what his thoughts were on participating in local
Jacksonville runs while aboard the ship, he replied, "It
gives me a great feeling to know that I can be involved
With events at home even though I am deployed."
; 1st Place Sports patriotism and generosity has had a
positive impact on the command helping to bring a little
piece of home overseas.
Photos courtesy of Richard Mercado
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8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
NAS Jax families enjoy tree-lighting festivities
By Kaylee LaRocque
Hundreds of active duty members, their families
and friends spent Friday evening enjoying the
13th annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies
and festivities at Patriot's Grove. The NAS Jax Morale,
Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department coordinates
the event each year. The event was sponsored by VyStar
Credit Union and Coca-Cola.
As the anxious children excitedly waited for Santa
Claus and his Merry Elves to arrive on the NAS Jax Fire
Department's ladder truck, parents kept a vigilant watch
on their young ones. "I plan to ask Santa for a Polly Pocket
on Ice (a doll) for Christmas," remarked 4-year-old Kaitlyn
Perrine, as she stood in line waiting for her turn to visit
with Santa. Once Santa arrived and made the rounds
greeting the crowd, the children and their parents lined
up to spend a few quality moments telling him what they
would like for Christmas and to have their pictures taken.
Free photos, cameras and frames were provided by MWR.
Clowns provided entertainment, keeping children busy
by creating balloon characters, and painting young faces
with holiday designs. Free donuts, cookies, hot chocolate
and sodas were also provided.
"This event has become quite a little tradition here each
year. It's really fun. We have the Navy Band here, Orange
Park Junior High School Choir and Band. It's something
free for our military families to enjoy and the kids get to
spend time with Santa and get their pictures taken. There
are refreshments and it's just a good time for everyone,"
said Youth Activities Director Megan Elliot, who coordi-
nated this year's event.
"We haven't told the kids why we came here. We are
here for the big surprise (Santa). It's really great. It's a
good, healthy thing for families to do," said Jaymie Long,
who was with her husband. Richard and children, Richard
IV and Jayden. "The kids are going to just be ecstatic
when they see Santa coming on the fire truck. They
thought we were coming here to play at the park."
Before the official program began. NAS Jax Chaplain
(Lt.) Azariah Robinson gave a short blessing. The event
Santa and his merry elves arrive courtesy of the NAS lax Fire
was then kicked off by Capt. Jack Scorby Jr., NAS Jax
commanding officer, who also presented several awards
to the winners of the Christmas Card Contest, an event
sponsored each year by MWR. To enter the contest, com-
mands or departments must create an original holiday
card on a piece of plywood. The most creative top three
commands win money for their MWR funds. The cards are
currently displayed along Yorktown Boulevard.
Winning first place and a $500 prize was Transient
Personnel Unit Jax. " I was looking on the Internet at
some images and saw two guys who were overseas who
were sharing a Christmas card together and I just went
with it," said ABE2 Alfred Arzuaga of TPU, who created
-this year's and last year's winning Christmas card. "I cre-
ated this in my garage. It was time consuming, but turned
out really nice."
Second place, with a prize of $300 went to Consolidated
Maintenance Organization Eleven. A third place $200
award was presented to Navy Jax Yacht Club.
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Members of Navy Band Southeast play some Christmas music
for the crowd at this year's tree-lighting event Dec. 7 at
After an uplifting Christmas song by the children of
the NAS Jacksonville Child Development Center, it was
finally time for that special moment when the 15-foot
Christmas tree would come alive. As Scorby signaled for
all the area lights to be turned off, the countdown began.
With the flip of a switch and cheers from the crowd, the
tree glowed with a brilliant array of lights and decora-
"I think this event is great. There is a lot for the kids
- pictures with Santa, face painting, things for the kids.
Everyone is really enjoying this," remarked AM1(AW)
Craig Cyr of VP-5.
The Navy Band Southeast played a variety of tradition-
al Christmas songs for the event. The Orange Park Junior
High School Choir and Band also entertained the crowd
with other holiday tunes.
A special thanks goes out to all the people behind
the scenes including the NAS Jax Fire Department,
Security, Chapel, Facilities Department, Navy Exchange,
Commissary and MWR who help make this annual event
such a huge success.
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Gumdrop the Elf gives 4-year-old Cade Walden a
balloon sword as his mom, Toby looks on.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007 9
The Orange Park
Junior High School
sings Silent Night.
Bonet the face painting artist, turns 6-year-old Victor Barrera into
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the night. t
A group of preschoolers from the NAS Jax Child Development Center perform a Christmas
song for the audience.
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VyStar Teller Supervisor Carmen Vargas gives Dane LaRocque a free camera at the tree-light-
ing event. Hundreds of camera were given out so guests could create their own memories.
Navy Jax Yacht Club Commodore Jeanne Bailey happily accepts the third-place award for their
Christmas card from NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
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NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr., right, presents Cmdr. B.T. Taylor, com-
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winning the second-place award in the Christmas Card Contest.
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Let there be peace!
By Chaplain (Lt.) /oe Molina
NAS Jax Chapel
It was the Sunday before Christmas
and a precocious 4-year-old boy,
attending Sunday school class, told
his teacher, "There are some poor kids
next to us who have no daddy, no
toys and no Aunt Jane."
The young Sunday school teach-
er felt that she had identified an
opportunity to teach an object les-
son. She seized the moment and
asked the boy, "Wouldn't you like
to give them something?" 'Yes"
he answered. "I'd like to give /'
them Aunt Jane!" ,
Let me give you some back- Cha
ground. In this case, Aunt Jane (Lt.) Joi
was viewed by the family as a
first cousin to Saddam Hussein. When she
came every Christmas she would hold the
family hostage (i.e., better buy her a gift
above a certain dollar amount or else...).
Aunt Jane possessed an insufferable atti-
tude ald was just an all around difficult
person to deal with.
Do you have an "Aunt Jane" type of per-
son in your life? These are people who may
sing the angel's song but have never been
confused for an angel. Sometimes we find
them at our jobs,.homes, churches or even
in our mirror.
In a season that sings about the hope of
peace, the "Aunt Jane"' types only hint at
the remote possibility of peace, of the per-
sonal kind.. These,are the "difficult people"
we encounter in life. They are not ambas-
sadors of peace. Are you an ambassador of
peace? Am I?
The Christmas account, as found in the
Bible, narrates the prophesied birth of a
special child. The biblical passages high-
light the appearance of angelic ambassa-
dors announcing the child's birth and the
dawning of a new era, "And on earth- peace
to men on whom his favor rests."
Well, the greatest message of Christmas
is still the promise of peace! Few other
words in the human language fill the heart
with greater desire for total, complete, last-
ing and everlasting tranquility than the
word "peace." At the time of this special
child's birth there existed tyranny, oppres-
sion, and human indignity. It was a vio-
lent world where children were abused
and domestic violence was known to occur.
But, have times really changed? The need
for peace today is no less compelling. To
be sure, we moderns have developed some
rather ingenious capabilities for killing
As we see violence our world
we are justified in :questioning
the new era of worlc"peace that
"the Christ, child" would usher'
in. Well, the :key to this is one
of interpretation, and here's my
I would love to superimpose
God's peace plan on the Middle
plain East, the streets of Baghdad and
Molina in the likes of tyrants. I would
like to wave the magic wand and
make it happen. However, I know that I
cannot. But, I can do something about the
"Aunt Jane" personality in me. You can do
something about.the "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde" personality in you. God's peace plan
must first be intensely personal before it
can be outwardly contagious. God's peace
plan must reign in each person's life indi-
"And on earth - peace to men on whom
his favor rest." You know, I like the sound
of that. It sounds nice. It sounds noble.
It sounds like something I'd like to have
but there is a catch. You see this kind of
peace is supernatural, otherworldly and
downright godly. Therefore "peace to men"
can only be the by-product of a "relation-
ship" with God. This inner peace is not
dependent on an attitude adjustment, elec-
troshock therapy or esoteric mind control
techniques. This "peace to men" is not
even the result of good intentions. Rather,
this inner, abiding, personal, supernatural
peace can only be derived through a sur-
render of the inner self to the power of God
to transform us. Attitude change and good
intentions become the by-products of per-
Before I can live- peaceably with anyone
I must first be at peace with myself. Peace
on earth begins with me as I make peace
with God. The challenge of Christmas is
making peace of the personal kind, which
begins as we, individually, make peace
with God. Peace!
CREDO retreats offered at Georgia retreat center
he Spiritual Fitness Division
Southeast offers a variety of spir-
itual retreats for anyone holding
a Department of Defense ID card who
is over the age of 18. All transporta-
tion, programming, lodging and meals
are free. Retreats are held at the Sea
Retreat Center in St. Simons Island, Ga.
Registration is on a first come, first serve
basis by calling 270-6958. The following
retreats are coming up:
Marriage Enrichment Retreat
Jan. 11-13, 2008
The goal of this retreat is to provide an
environment where a couple may work on
their intimacy as a couple by talking about
communication styles, potential problems,
using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to
NAS Jax Chapel offers t
From the NAS,.x Chapel
The following are the upcoming
services offered at the NAS Jax
Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - Combined Christmas Cantata
Dec. 24, 6 p.m. - Candlelight Service
IA support group
n individual aug-
mentee (IA) support d
group is offered help d c
families after loved ones
deploy and allow them d
to get together with oth- S
ers who are in the same
situation to discuss vari-
ous issues, challenges and
learn about services and
programs the Fleet and
Family Support Center
(FFSC) has to offer.
It is an opportunity to
educate families on issues
that their spouses may
be experiencing overseas
and help families prepare
for the transition that will
occur when spouses return
home. Planned activities
and free childcare are pro-
A support group meeting
will be held Dec. 20 from
6:30-8:30 p.m. at the FFSC
Families are encouraged
to call 542-2766, Ext. 127
for more information and to
talk about the different personality types
.and their preferences and how they affect
Personal Growth Retreat
Feb. 7-10, 2008
This retreat is a safe place where you
can "defrag" the issues of your life with the
opportunity to understand yourself better,
develop a healthier personal responsibil-
ity and gain a new perspective on life and
Spiritual Growth Retreat
Oct. 10-11, 2008
This is a time to devote yourself filly
to assessing where you are spiritually, a
time to nurture yourself and gain a vision
of where you want to go. It's also a time to
understand the spiritual journey of others
and incorporate that into your own growth
holiday religious servi es
Catholic "' ''
Dec. 16, 11 a.m. - Combined Christmas Cantata
Dec. 18, 7 p.m. - Communal Penance Service
- St. Catherine
Dec. 24, 8 p.m. - Christmas Eve Mass
Dec. 25, 9:30 a.m. - Christmas Day Mass
Jan. 1, 9:30 a.m. - Mass for Feast of Mary Mother of God
For more information, call 542-3440.
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Commissary Produce Manager Pete Petrousek stocks some vegetables at the commis-
sary. Petrousek will retire Dec. 29 after working at the commissary for the past 19 years.
Produce Pete to retire
from the commissary
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Commissary Produce
Manager Pete Petrousek, bet-
ter known to his customers as
"Produce Pete," is retiring Dec. 29 after
working here for the past 19 years.
"This will be my 19th Christmas work-
ing here. The Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays are definitely our busiest times. I
was hired in September 1988 and the next
thing I knew the holiday season hit us and
we were bombarded. It was trial by fire,"
said Petrousek, who started as a produce
worker and soon earned his current title
for his hard work and dedication to his
,"Pete makes the most beautiful fruit
baskets for his customers and they are
great gifts. I've been coming here for 40
years and have known him for many, many
years. He'll definitely be missed," said cus-
tomer Audrey Gossett. "I really wish he
wasn't leaving because he's always here for
his customers and works very hard."
'Petrousek has been involved with the
fgod industry since he was a small boy
growing up in Chicago. " My father owned
a: mom and pop grocery store in Chicago.
My dad was a butcher so I grew up work-
ing in a grocery store until I joined the
Navyy" explained Petrousek. "I joined the
14avy to see the world and became a ship's
cook and baker."
SAfter numerous tours, Petrousek ended
ip at NAS Jax in 1986 and retired as a
4iaster chief petty officer in 1988. Six
months later, he began working at the base
commissary. "I loved being in the Navy and
jirobably would have stayed 40 years, but
my wife passed away and I had to raise my
daughters," he said.
"Working at the base commissary allowed
me to continue to be part of the Navy fam-
ily. I'm really going to miss my customers,
shipmates and the military atmosphere.
I've gotten to know so many of my custom-
ers; they are great and are like my family.
I'll miss the military camaraderie. It's been
an extension of my military career and I'll
miss being here at 6 a.m. each morning."
He also says he owes his much of his
success to his co-workers. "I really need
to thank all the super employees we've
had over the years that have been in my
department and all the store directors
we've had. They've allowed me to take
charge and run my department," he stated.
"And, of course I need to thank all my loyal
customers within the NAS Jax community.
They are all wonderful."
"Pete has been with the federal govern-
ment as a military member and work-
ing here for more than 42 years. He has
performed absolutely superbly through
two major renovations and department
upgrades and has helped bring the store
sales in his department to over five million
annually," added NAS Jax Commissary
Store Manager John Moore. "He is a leader
to be emulated by any of his employees. We
are really going to miss him."
In the future, Petrousek plans to travel
and catch up around the house. "I have
family in Georgia and North Carolina. My
daughter is about to have my sixth grand-
child so I will be spending time with my
family and will spend some time traveling
out west. I'll also do some housework that
I've been neglecting for awhile," he said.
"I may end up working at NS Mayport
maybe volunteering or working for
the Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Department. I envision doing something
affiliated with the Navy."
The NAS Jacksonville Fleet and
Family Support Center (FFSC)
Life Skills Education and Support
Program is the foremost preventive mea-
sure for avoidance of personal and family
All FFSC workshops and classes are free
to service members and their families, and
Department of Defense civilian personnel
aboard the base.
Pre-registration is required. If special
accommodations or handicapped access is
required, please notify FFSC upon regis-
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For further information or to register,
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NMSC Sailors help with local NJROTC track meet
By MCI(SW) Nick De La Cruz
Navy Medicine Support
Command Jax Public Affairs
Navy Medicine Support
Jacksonville Sailors par-
ticipated in an NJROTC drill
meet in Ponte Vedra as a show
of support for local high school
students interested in a possible
future in the Navy in November.
Eight NMSC Sailors volun-
teered their Saturday afternoon
to be judges for various track
events at a recent NJROTC drill
meet held at Allen D. Nease High
School. Twelve high schools from
Northeast Florida were repre-
"I volunteered for this event
because I love track and field
events, and I wanted to repre-
sent the Navy," said HM2 Rachel
Oglesby, a leading petty officer in
NMSC's Centralized Credentials
Photo by MC1(SW) Nick De La Cruz
Members from Navy Medicine Support Command Jax recently helped out
with a track event for NJROTC students at Allen D. Nease High School.
and Privileging Department life Sailors. It was a good experi-
(CCPD). "It let the NJROTC ence. I thought it was a fun event
cadets see a good example of real- to attend. And the students had a
lot of camaraderie and energy."
Oglesby, along with her fellow
NMSC Sailors, dedicate as much
of their free time as they can to
volunteer projects throughout the
"I have volunteered for the
Special Olympics, Jazz Festival
and World of Nations Festival
over the past year," said PS1
Laura Tubby, who works in
NMSC's 4dmin Department.
"But, I volunteered for this event
because I love helping kids. And
the NJROTC prepares these
cadets to become Sailors, if they
so choose..And, it also gives them
leadership skills and a certain
degree of discipline no matter
what career path they choose."
"I was really impressed with
their, respect for their seniors
and I hope they take that with
them for the rest of their career,"
explained HN Amanda Johnson,-
who also works in CCPD. "I was
in the Civil Air Patrol growing up,
so it was nice to see the Navy's
Though they were only judges
for relay races, their presence was
"The active duty influence was
hard to miss," said John Duffy,
Naval Science instructor for
the Allen D. Nease High School
NJROTC program. "Our cadets
are interested in what Sailors
actually do in the Navy. They
want to know what it takes to
become Sailors. They want, to
know what high school courses
to take to prepare them for a pos-
sible naval career."
NMSC Sailors also saw how
their efforts contributed to a
much bigger picture.
"This event was great to volun-
teer for as a Sailor," said Tubby.
"But, it's so important for them,
not only as perspective Sailors,
but as young men and women, to
see actual Sailors out doing their
part in the local community. It
shows them that this isn't just a
job for us because it isn't."
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By Dr. Joseph Mickelson
The following is a
question I received
prostate cancer tests.
This question provides me
an opportunity' to address
an important preventive
health concern that patients
should address with their
Dear Family Medicine Doc,
I am 56 years old and
try to do all I can to main-
tain good health, includ-
ing going in for an annual
I recently heard from a
co-worker that when I go
in for my next physical, I
shouldn't get the prostate-
specific antigen (PSA) blood
test that checks for prostate
cancer. Is there any rea-
son why I wouldn't. want
this simple blood test that
screens for a deadly dis-
Dear Health Conscious,
Although the PSA blood
test, in combination with
Sa rectal exam can be an
Effective screening measure
to detect prostate cancer,
, it is controversial. This is
Because most inen who have
San "abnormal" result do not
have prostate cancer.
There are a few impor-'
Stant points that must be
considered by men and
their providers when decid-
ing whether or not to obtain
* Most men with an
abnormal PSA test do not
have prostate cancer. Even
though this is true, men
with elevated PSA tests
usually undergo further
testing, which may include
a rectal. ultrasound and
biopsies of the prostate.
On the other hand, the
few who do have prostate
cancer can be discovered by
these tests, and offered ear-
* Although prostate
cancer is the second lead-
ing cause of cancer-related
deaths in men, most men
'diagnosed with prostate
cancer will die with pros-
tate cancer but not because
of prostate cancer.
This is due in part to the
fact that most prostate can-
cers are slow growing. This
explains why most men
over 75 do not get the PSA
* Not every man carries
the same risk for prostate
cancer. African American
men and men with a broth-
er or father who have had
prostate cancer are at much
greater risk of developing
the cancer than others.
Because the risk is high-
er in these men, screening
with the PSA test may offer
them greater benefit'and
may need to be performed
sooner than age 50 (when
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* It is very important to
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The greetings will run through Christmas day.
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A U.S. Military All-Star Baseball Team is being
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This article is one of a
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Virginia and is currently
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excitement filled the air Saturday morning as anx-
ious children and their families waited in front
of the NAS Jacksonville Morale Welfare and
creation (MWR) Department, Yellow Water Youth
Center for this year's Jolly Holiday Christmas Party.
Suddenly, down the path came the sounds of jingle bells
as two large reindeers (horses) slowly made their way
down the road pulling a sleigh (hayride) with a jolly old ----- . .
man with a long, white beard, dressed in a red suit and
his wife on board.
As Mr. And Mrs. Claus disem- ''"
barked they were surrounded by . .
happy children, who had been
waiting for the opportunity to
talk personally with Santa, let- :
" ting him know what they wanted
Throughout the morning, Santa Fhoos b Ka lee LaRocque
listened to requests and posed for (Above) Renee Soles of Jacksonville Carriage
pictures with some thrilled (and Company leads horses joe and Amos on a hayride for
some not so thrilled) children. . guests of this year's Jolly Holiday event at the Yellow
One-year-old Myha Free pictures were provided cour- Water Housing Area Youth Activities Center Saturday
Rivera carefully checks morning.
out Santa at the Yellow tesy ofthe MWR Yellow Water morng.
Water Youth Activities Youth Center. (At left, from left) Shelly Icardi, Austin Icardi,
Center. "This is very interesting. I got Deondre Taylor and Reginald Parham make some holi-
to talk to Santa, make some pic- - day necklaces.
tures, get my face painted and go on a hayride. It's pretty
cool," said 11-year-old11-year-old Travis Neubeck.
"I think this is great that they are offering all these
activities for the kids. The com-
munity here doesn't get the
chance to get together a whole
lot so it's nice to be able to enjoy NAS jax
this holiday event," said Brenda -h Aquatic
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S16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
A gift for the
, y FLTCM(SW/SS) Rick West
't.S. Fleet Forces Command
or most of us, the holidays Fni
are a happy time; a chance to
_"_ , rekindle bonds of friendship
, and to share our lives with others. I
,"believe that's one of the things that
-.-make the season special.
? Unfortunately, the holidays can also " '
-be one of the most stressful times of ./ *
-"'he year. With the hustle and bustle,
..rying to squeeze in one more activ-
-lty in an already packed schedule,
sometimes people become too compla-
cent or too compulsive. With so much
7-going on, subtle warning signs can be
Shipmates, how often have you
heard about the Sailor, who, not want-
ing to waste a minute's worth of leave,
rushed home after a long day at work,
gathered up the family with suitcases
L already packed, then sped off for an
Overnight long-distance road trip? Or FLTCM(SW/SS) Rick Wes
about the Sailor who sat down with
=is supervisor, talked about upcoming vehicle in good running con
='lans for the weekend, then went to Are the tires. (including the
: party and got behind the wheel of and fluids up to par? How fa
:7 car intoxicated despite the earlier travel distance and can I drive
c-"conversation. day or will it take two days?
7 Maybe this holiday leave period the anticipated weather forec
' you'll have friends or family to come road condition for the trip? D
,"lome to. That's all fine and good, but or need an ice scraper or oti
""T wonder -- do you know what's going in case of bad weather? Wha
on during this time in the life of your fatigue? Have I considered th
friend who lives on the ship? What tance of stopping frequently
about the young, single Sailors who and snacks, and having pas
recently checked aboard and are not share the driving? Do I have
going on leave? What do you think mary telephone numbers for
happens when the ship's hours and mand in the event of any un
services are reduced? Left with noth- circumstances? Finally, befo
ing to do and no one to turn to, the ing the ignition, have I and
-results are sometimes tragic. sengers buckled up, including
The period between Thanksgiving seats for the little ones?
,,and ending shortly after New Year's is Supervisors, you need to a
S, he second-most hazardous for Navy same questions of your peop
Personnel in terms of death, injuries at quarters in the hangar ba
., and accidents. everyone can raise their h
SI'm sure no one intentionally plans simply say they have a plan;
--to endanger the lives of others or face-to-face where you can
themselves, yet the statistics show details. That may seem a bi
this happens too often. So how can sive, but I'm telling you this
,,;youhelp? it takes. In fiscal year 2C
Before departing on that long-dis- Navy had 51 personal mot
tance road trip think about what you cle fatalities. Statistics from
.must do to arrive and return safely. five years showed that every
'- Ask yourself some questions. Is my a Sailor died in an alcohol
IM THE FLEET
ir is the
'e it in a
o I have
le -- not
motor-vehicle crash, and 40 percent of
traffic fatalities nationwide were from
lack of seat belt usage. The Naval
Safety Center Web site (http://www.
htm) has some great tools to keep us
on the right track.
One of their tools available to all
Sailors is the TRiPS program. TRiPS
is an on-line, automated risk-assess-
ment tool. Sailors, and Marines use
it before they go on liberty or leave,
driving outside command travel lim-
its. The system helps them recognize
and avoid the hazards they face on
the highway: fatigue, not buckling up,
and driving too far.
The final thing I'd like to leave you
with this week is that we all need to
be aware when our friends, our family
and our co-workers are in emotional
trouble. You have to look carefully for
the signs that may indicate or lead
to depression: alcohol abuse, broken
relationships, impulsive anger, finan-
cial problems, isolating oneself from
others, and preoccupation with death.
Regretfully, suicide is common during
the holidays. It remains the second
leading killer of military personnel
behind traffic accidents.
Shipmates, whether you're cele-
brating with family or staying on the
ship this holiday season, there are
many ways to make this a safe, enjoy-
able season. It's up to you to actively
pursue them. Look for ways to keep
Check with your Morale, Welfare
and Recreation Department folks
about upcoming events or outings;
many commands and local communi-
ties host an Adopt-a-Sailor program.
The chaplain's office often sponsors
community relation projects this time
of the year as well. Why not volun-
This holiday season let's look out for
ourselves and those around us. Take
the time to recognize a warning sign
and take appropriate action. It's the
most valuable gift any of us can give
or receive this season.
Navy announces rating
By MC2 Trevor Andersen
Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
he Navy announced in NAVADMIN 319/07 on
Nov. 30 that the merger of eight engineering
ratings into three has been postponed until
2010 when the proposal will be reevaluated. Two
other rating mergers have been disapproved.
The larger merger of eight ratings included combin-
ing the hull maintenance technician, damage con-
trolman and machinery repairman ratings into one
rating, the electrician's mate and gas turbine system
technician-electrical ratings into a second and the
machinist's mate, engineman and gas turbine system
technician-mechanical rating into a third.
"I believe an engineering rating merger makes
sense, but when we do it, we'll do it right. It's not
an easy process; there are training and distribution
issues that need to be carefully planned, so that when
we do execute, we can be certain we've set our Sailors
up for success." said Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP)
Vice Adm. John Harvey.
The proposal to merge interior communications
electrician (IC) with electronics technician (ET) was
"The bottom line is ICs and ETs are just too unique
to merge. They have unique skills, and the equipment
they operate and repair requires individualized train-
ing. Things are working well now and it makes sense
to keep them that way." Harvey said.
The operations specialist (OS) and quartermaster
(QM) merger was also disapproved.
"In-depth analysis determined that while OS and
QM rating share some common skill sets, we found
as Sailors become more senior, each rating focus-
es on different operational and warfare priorities.
Additionally, during the course of the rating merger
study, senior enlisted leaders revealed a strong belief
that the quartermaster, as one of the oldest ratings
in the Navy, is deeply rooted in the culture of our
nautical heritage. These factors, combined with the
fundamental role of positional accuracy in safe naviga-
tion, led to the decision to maintain the uniqueness of
these two ratings," said Fleet Master Chief Manpower,
Personnel, Training, Education Office of the CNP,
Mike McCalip. With the release of the NAVADMIN,
the CNP made it clear that the Navy considers rating
"This is not a process that we take lightly; every pro-
posal is carefully analyzed. Where it makes sense, rat-
ing mergers will occur. Where it does not make sense,
we're not afraid to pull back or cancel those propos-
als," said Harvey.
For more information, visit www.npc.navy.mil and
read NA VADMIN 319/07.
Does fireworks safety matter? Would you bur your child?
SBy Randy Hall
NAS Jax Base Fire Chief
W would you burn
your. child? If I
asked you this
question most family mem-
bers would wonder if I had
Lost my mind.
SHowever, the sad truth
of the matter is, this New
; Year's holiday someone's
Child is going to the emer-
fgency room or in the worse
ease scenario, the funeral
home because of fireworks.
I often get looks and com-
Sments, "Chief, you're just
a spoil sport. You don't
want us to have fun." Or,
"it's New Year's. You are
celebrate the holiday with
fireworks." No, we are not
against celebrating but we
Share for the protection of life
Consumer fireworks have
an unparalleled history of
Causing death and injury.
SMany people will say, "it's
: just a sparkler, it doesn't
S Not true. Look at the sta-
tistics according to National
SFire Protection Association
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007. 17
By Capt. Maggie Palopoli, VMD .
NAS Jacksonville Veterinary Treatment Facility
NAS Jacksonville held
its first Pet Fest Dec. 8.
The event was organized
by Jacksonville Branch Army
Veterinary Corps personnel with
the help of NAS Jacksonville
Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Department and sponsored by
Hills Pet Nutrition, Inc.
The purpose of the event was
to celebrate the human animal
bond, 'increase awareness of the
veterinary services and products
available to military pet owners
and provide healthy pet informa-
tion to owners, as well as poten-
tial pet owners. Close to 50 active
duty, dependents and retired mili-
tary members attended the event,
along with more than 40 pets.
"This is awesome to have an
event for the families and their
pets. I found valuable micro-
chip information and who could
pass up photos with Santa?" said
AN Taylor King of Consolidated
Activities included three
contests judged by NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. and NAS Jax Executive
Officer Capt. Steve Holmes. The
best pet costume, pet-owner look-
a-like and ugliest dog contest
winners were Diane Marotta with
"Skipper," Belinda Ramos with
"Nikki," and Jessica Blige with
Photos by Shannon Leonard
Cody meets Harry at the Pet Fest
Army Capt. Sang Lee, veterinarian
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(holding Stash) at the Pet Fest event
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population from First Coast No
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Corps also had two tables set up
MA2 Justin Morris of the Security
Department and his Military
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give a special demonstration to the
reflecting their dual mission in
the areas of animal care and food
safety provided to all branches of
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the four-legged members of the
family. Participants received a
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18 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
A look at holiday traditions
By Beth Wiruth
Each month, I host a dessert
and coffee event in my home
for local military spous-
es. I love this time with spouses!
November's event was themed as a
holiday cookie exchange.
I had a wonderful group of ladies
and outstanding goodies (by the way,
did you know that we do not have to
count calories from Dec. 15 through
Jan. 2?). As we sampled each other's
goodies we also discussed our favorite
Holiday traditions can be amazing
and bring so much to our experience.
Some traditions leave me choked up
and teary-eyed, some just crack me
up and others, well, they leave me
puzzled at their significance and ori-
gins. But mostly they enrich our lives.
Traditions keep us in touch with our
past as we build our future.
My friend, Nancy, told me about the
traditional Christmas ham in their
home. The year's cook would slice off
each end of the ham and place it in
the pan for baking. After years and
years of this tradition they talked
about why each end of the ham was
They decided to ask the oldest living
matriarch of the family. Great-grand-
ma unraveled the mystery, "Because
it -wouldn't fit in mom's pan without
slicing off the ends." Needless to say
that tradition ended that year.
I grew up in a home where the
A SPOUSE'S PERSPECTIVE
Nativity scene was brought out each
year and fully set up, including the
I was visiting a friend years later at
the holiday's. I noticed the baby Jesus
was missing from the Nativity scene.
I thought to myself, 'Oh, how sad,
they lost baby Jesus.'
I mentioned it to my host who
chuckled and said, "But baby Jesus
isn't born yet. We don't put him out
till Christmas morning." Duh. Now
that is my tradition.
Tammy, a guest at my event, talked
about a tradition she hopes to make
a part of her own. Her grandmother
would bake Christmas confections for
days and prepare a special plate for
each family member with their favor-
ite holiday cookies. Such love would
go into each plate.
Learning about the traditions of oth-
ers, even other quite different from us
can bring richness to our lives. Living
in a Washington, DC suburb, Tanya
found her community was included
a large orthodox Jewish community.
Befriended by her Jewish neighbor,
Belinda, Tanya learned much about
Jewish holidays and traditions that
added greater significance to her own
Katie, a new Navy wife from West
Virginia is looking forward to learn-
ing her husband's traditions, which
differ from her own, as well as start-
ing her own traditions for her fam-
ily. "My family didn't have any spe-
cial traditions for the holidays but his
family has many. I'm looking forward
to adopting his traditions and devel-
oping at least one or two that will
become uniquely ours."
All of my guests agreed, the best
traditions are those that remind us
of the love of family, friends and the
importance of the holiday. When part-
ed from family it is traditions that
can offer security and lend the needed
connection to family.
:Stephen Greydanus, in reviewing
Fiddler on the Roof, states, "... tradi-
tion acts as both a buffer and support
in the precariousness of life."
Tradition can be elaborate or sim-
ple. Tradition can be an annual trip
to cut down your own tree, baking
cookies for Santa, an annual holiday
newsletter to family the reading of a
favorite book or story together.
Traditions give us something to
remember from the past, practice in
the present, anticipate for the future,
and are enhanced when shared with
loved ones. May you have a holiday
full of meaningful and special tradi-
tions this year.
Comments or questions for Beth?
Contact her at beth.wiruth@homefron-
tinfocus.com. Check out her internet
talk show, Navy Homefront Talk!, at
Pet safety a concern during holidays
SBMapt. Maggie Palopoli, of theobromine compared from the early 20th Century
NAS jax Veterinary Treatment Facility to milk chocolate. Baking when a U.S. Army officer's
chocolate is the most toxic 2-year-old son was thought
chocolate chip cook- with as much as 10 times to have been poisoned and
ies, chocolate cov- the amount of theobromine died from eating a poinset-
ered cherries, hot compared to milk choco- tia leaf. Poinsettias are not
chocolate with melted choc- late. Chocolate toxicity also toxic to dogs and cats, but
olpte kisses . . . who can depends on the size of the they should still be kept
reist eating chocolate dur- animal. It is possible that away from your pets. As
inrg the holidays? a 10-pound dog could die with many other plants,
YFor the four-legged mem- from eating as little as eight the poinsettia is indigest-
bWrs of the family, chocolate ounces of milk chocolate. In ible and can irritate your
slJould be kept off limits, comparison, a 50-pound dog pet's mouth and stomach.
Chocolate contains a class would have to eat at least Signs of poinsettia inges-
of substances called meth- 38 ounces of nmilk chocolate tion include drooling, vom-
ylXanthines, which are toxic to receive a lethal dose. iting, and diarrhea.
toc dogs and cats. Caffeine Some of the signs ob- Holiday lilies are a dif-
aid theobromine are two served from chocolate toxic- ferent story. These flowers
important methylxanthines ity include vomiting, diar- are extremely dangerous
fond in chocolate. rhea, restlessness, hyperac- to cats. They have smooth,
Toxicity depends on the tivity, seizures, and death. leathery green leaves that
type of chocolate eaten. Who has heard the state- arise along a tall stem
Dark chocolate is more dan- ment, "Poinsettia plants with trumpet-shaped flow-
ggrous than milk chocolate are poisonous to dogs and ers. The toxic substance is
because it has two to three cats?" This is a holiday unknown and all parts of
times the concentration myth believed to originate the plant are considered
TRICARE responds quickly to possible data risk
poisonous. Eating as few
as one or two leaves can
cause acute kidney failure
and death. Signs of acute
kidney failure include inap-
petance, depression, and
inability to produce urine.
The NAS Jacksonville
Facility will be closed dur-
ing the holidays starting
Dec. 24 and will reopen
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS jax VyStar Branch Manager Bob Harrinton, left,
presents NAS jax Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
Director Dave Faraldo with a check for $1,500 Dec. 5
that will be used to help Sailors and Marines and their
families who may need some assistance. The money was
donated by VyStar and a portion was matched by the
Armed Forces Financial Network.
Volunteers needed for tax season
From the Navy Legal Service Office
B eginning.in January, NAS Jacksonville will once
again offer free tax preparation services to active
duty, dependents, retirees and reservists on active
duty for more than 30 days.
Through this program, service members not only can
save hundreds of dollars on tax preparation fees, but they
also get their refund in just a couple of weeks.
The only way to offer such a service free of charge is.
to enlist the aid of volunteers through the IRS-spon-,
sored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Through the VITA program, volunteers are trained by"
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees using IRS-,,
approved software. Volunteers will attend an intensive
week-long course from Jan. 7-11 and upon successful,
completion of the course volunteers will be certified tax',;
Volunteers are needed beginning Jan. 1 until mid-April.'"
Volunteers should be given no-cost TAD orders. Part-
time volunteers will be considered on a case-by-case basis
due to a shortage of available seats in the VITA training
course. All potential volunteers should check with their
supervisors before volunteering.
Even if you do not wish to volunteer, come have your
taxes prepared at the tax center! The location and hours
of operation will be announced at a later date.
To sign up or for more information, contact Lt. j.g.
Wilcox at 270-5445, Ext 3018 or email jessica.wilcox@ -
From the TRICARE
A limited amount of
ciary data has been
placed at risk through
unauthorized access to
Proactive measures are
bqing taken to ensure that
affected TRICARE ben-
eficiaries are informed.
Ahalysis thus far has not
produced indications of the
beneficiary data being mis-
Patient data was found to
bq accessible in a manner
tlhat did not meet stringent
security specifications for
the Department of Defense
o0 TRICARE's information
technology services provid-
er Electronic Data Systems
The data included per-
sqnal information such as
the full or partial Social
Security number of the pri-
mary beneficiary, and for
a :dependent, name, birth
date and limited health
'The data was held on a
Web application server that
allowed external entities an
unauthorized level of access
without going through the
process if the Web address
was known. That situation
has since been remedied.
EDS has sent out approx-
intately 4,700 notification
letters informing affected
beneficiaries of the risk.
The envelopes contain a
cover letter from Army
]Maaj. Gen. Elder Granger,
deputy director, TRICARE
They also contain an infor-
mational letter about the
incident from EDS, includ-
ing identity protection
EDS has established a
specific "help line" to han-
dle questions and concerns.
The toll-free number is
EDS is offering beneficia-
ries put at risk a free, one-
year subscription to a credit
monitoring and protection
service. Through this ser-
vice, beneficiaries will have
access to specialists with a
leading identity theft and
These specialists will be
able to respond to concerns
about any actual identity
theft as well as provide
more detailed information
on credit, fraud and identity
theft matters. Additionally,
those affected will receive
up to $20,000 identity theft
protection coverage with no
deductible as it relates to
about the incident can be
found at the TRICARE Web
site press room at www.tri-
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007 19-
Holiday shopping safety tips
Photos by MC2 (AW/NAC) Kaitlyn Patterson
Jonathan Baiza jumps in the inflatable bouncer that was set up for the children who awaited
their family member's return Dec. 4. He was waiting for his stepdad, AW2 Jonathan Castano,
from VP-45 to come home.
VP-45: 'Pelicans' home for holidays
From Page 1
deployment sites. While
on deployment with VP-
45, the CMO personnel
have maintained the
highest level of aircraft
availability for mission
completion in the harsh- .
est of conditions.
The last six months
were truly an adventure ,
for the men and women
of VP-45 and CMO-11, p
providing them with
unique opportunities to
see the world and inter-
act with different cul-
tures. Many Sailors took IS3 Charles Coddington hugs his
advantage of the squad- wife, Shawna, after returning home
from a six-month deployment. VP-45
ron's deployment to visit deployed to Sigonella, Italy, Comalapa,
cities throughout Europe, El Salvador and Djibouti, Africa.
while others were able to
take a jungle-canopy tour in the Kakum led by VP-9.
rest during a detachment
to Accra, Ghana. "This
deployment has shown
me first-hand, the
role we perform in the
defense of our country
and I am honored at
having the privilege to
serve," remarked IT3
Miguel Bonilla Roman,
reflecting on his first
VP-45 was relieved
in Sigonella by surge
crews from NAS
Brunswick and NAS
Jacksonville, led by VP-
5. In El Salvador, they
were relieved by crews
from MCAS Kanehoe
Bay, Hawaii and NAS
Whidbey Island, Wash.
From the Security Manager's office
H ere are some tips to
keep your holiday
shopping merry and
* Carry a minimum of --
cash, checks and credit cards. Before you
leave home, jot down credit card num-
bers and contact phone numbers for lost
or stolen cards (or make a photocopy of
both sides of your credit cards). If you
are using personal checks, make a note
of the check numbers you are taking, in
case you must stop payment.
* If you carry a purse, use a small
shoulder bag that can be held close to
your body. Don't place your purse in a
shopping cart or counter.
* If shopping with children, insist they
stay with you at all times, but discuss
a plan if you do get separated. Teach
older children to meet you in a desig-
nated place. Teach younger children to
go to a salesperson with a nametag, or a
security person for help.
* Shop during daylight hours if pos-
sible, but always park in a well-lighted ,~
area around other cars. Many malls open .,,
additional parking areas for the holiday
shopping season, but don't use them if
they are in a remote or dark area.
* Don't overburden yourself with pack- :
ages. Make a trip to your vehicle to drop
them off. Always put items in the trunk.
If your vehicle doesn't have a trunk, use
a concealed compartment or blanket to
obscure them from sight. It's best to move
your vehicle after dropping off packages;
anyone watching will think you've left.
Otherwise, they could attempt to break
in and steal your purchases. Always leave
largest or more expensive purchases for
SWhile walking through the shop-
ping area or to or from your car, keep "
your head up and stay alert to your sur- '"
roundings. Don't fumble for items in your "
purse or pockets. Have your car keys in
your hand before you walk outside.
SDon't shop when you're overly tired.
You be less attentive and more vulner- .
Happy (and safe) holiday shopping!
PEARL HARBOR: Survivors remember, 66 years later :
From Page 1
"I yelled that I couldn't swim, but I must
have because the coxswain told me later
that I out-swam the captain's gig," he
Also serving in the Pacific during the
Battle of the Midway in June 1942, was
Chief Petty Officer James Cunningham,
stationed on board USS Hammann (DD-
The Hammann was sunk by two
Japanese torpedoes. Of a crew of more
than 240 only 85 survived. Still, the battle"
was a turning point in the war and exacted-
revenge for the Pearl Harbor attack. "Inr-
the Midway battle," Cunningham stated;>-
"we sank four Japanese carriers, the same
four that attacked Pearl Harbor." .
During the ceremony benedic-
tion, Hospital Chaplain (Cmdr.) David"
McElwain acknowledged, "Theirs was the'-
first sacrifice, the first commitment to-
duty, the first blood to be spilled, which
shocked our country into the resolve to win.
against a determined enemy."_
USO: Wanted the feel of home in project
From Page 1
'When Builders Care was asked to build
the new USO, they decided to bring in two
companies that would make the USO a
home away from home for all military per-
sonnel. Sisler-Johns'ton Interior Design
and Woodsman Kitchen & Floors,jumped
on board with Builders Care to help with
Judith Sisler-Johnston, owner of Sisler-
Johnston Interior Design, got involved
because the greatness of the project was
"I am a mother and if it was my child
I would want them to be in a home-like
environment if they were in that kind of
situation. It was important to me for them
to have all the necessities of a home," said
'Builders Care brought Sisler-Johnston
into the project because it was her experi-
ence as an interior designer to turn the
commercial space into a warm home.
"Sisler-Johnston told Bill Wilson, execu-
tive director of Builders Care, that she
Wanted to design a place that would be
The first thing she looked at was the
Haskell Company's interior space plan.
After color selection and cabinetry ideas,
Woodsman Kitchen & Floors came into the
picture and implemented Sisler-Johnston's
design. Woodsman Kitchen & Floors got
.involved because it was a very worthy proj-
ect and they always support the Builders
Sisler-Johnston worked with Janie
Boyd-Strangi, senior account executive for
Woodsman Kitchen & Floors and explained
that she wanted the cabinets to be a dark
rich wood and the cabinet handles to have
a contemporary flare.
"Janie wanted to bring Judith's vision to
life and make it a home away from home.
She's a pro when it comes to learning what
customers want," said Nancy Love, vice
president of marketing for Woodsman
Kitchen & Floors.
The details of any project are where the
unique character of a building is developed.
Fine details are a hallmark of both Sisler-
Johnston Interior Design and Woodsman
Kitchen & Floors.
"It is truly our pleasure to work on this
very worthy project. We wanted to make
it feel as close to home as possible. These
young military people are the best this
nation has and they deserve the best we
can give them," said Wilson.
From Page 16
snakes, party poppers, and ground spin-
ners. Six states permit the sale of spar-
klers and some other devices.
Just going to a vendor to purchase fire-
works is dangerous. In 1983, two separate
massive fireworks explosion incidents in
Mexico killed 34 and 21 people, respective-
ly. In 1996, nine people died in an Ohio
fire when a customer ignited a fireworks
device in the sales display area of a fire-
works retail facility and the resulting fire
quickly spread to the entire store inven-
I will dare say you have never seen a UL
label on a consumer firework. Now the
qiiestion is for you - would you burn your
child? If you purchase fireworks and allow
your children to play with them, you are
risking blindness, burns and even death.
What kind of loving parent would allow
this? Not any I know.
The members of NAS Jax Fire
Department want you and your family to
enjoy this holiday but without consumer
purchased fireworks. We would ask you
take your family to one of the many public
fireworks displays sponsored by area cities
and leave the fireworks to the profession-
als. We all know it's a much better time
and you can kick back and enjoy spending
time with the most precious people in your
life - your family. The consequences of not
heeding this good advice may be a lifetime
of guilt having to look at your blinded or
maimed child. When you pass that colorful
and brightly lit fireworks stand and feel
tempted to go in, we ask you to remember
an important thought. "Would I burn my
Your answer is looking up at you!
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1 Go over 21
5 Makes a choice
9 Roswell, NM
14 _ Spumante
15 Strike through
16 leper by another
17 Indian bread
18 Kitchen add-on
20 Specialized property
23 Carnival oddity
25 Ms. Caldwell
28 Oxygen carrier
33 NCAA grouping
36 Farm plot
37 Disturbing cries
38 Worn out
40 Rlyadh men
43 One of the Pleiades
44 Japanese dish
49 Annual football
53 Half of MCII
54 Test for coll. seniors
55 Coll. snap course
66 Young kangaroo
67 Greek letters
68 Muscat man
69 Culture base
70 "Clair de "
71 Watch secretly
72 Oxen hitch
73 Theme of this puzzle
1 Alberta resort
2 United rival
3 Stop, look and look?
4 Unlikely trait for a
5 Cart-pulling pair
6 Flower holders
7 Ballerina's skirt
8 Audiophile's setup
9 Choir singing
10 Oil cartel, in brief
12 Track ticket
13 Draft org.
21 Furniture chain
22 In the past
26 Kukla's friend
27 " Dream,"
30 Yow, it's coldI
31 Full of foliage
32 Dot follower
33 Syrian leader
34 Rude person
35 Particle from
39 Quaker pronoun
41 Grocery sack
42 Reggae cousin
57 Robin of baseball
58 Vaulted recesses
60 Sci. fig.
61 Astronaut's negative
62 Ship wood
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20 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
For more information, call 542-3493.
Free bowling for active duty
11 a.m. - 1 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
New Year's Day Bingo Special
Doors open at 10:30 a.m., first game begins
at 12:30 p.m.
$100 per person, pay by Dec. 26 and
receive a free half pack of regular game
$16,600 in pay outs!
Monday - Friday, 11:30 a.m.
Sunday - Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
For more information on aquatics, call 542-
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
11 a.m. - noon
Jingle Bell Jog
11:30 a.m. at Perimeter Road
I. T.T EVENTS
For more information about ITT trips or
ticket prices, call 542-3318.
2008 Entertainment Books
Now on sale at ITT
$20 each plus free two-week membership
for "Entertainment on Vacation"
Jacksonville Jaguar 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 & 17.
NEXTEL Fan Zone $75
ITT Shuttle $15 (limited number of seats)
UF vs. Ga. Southern Men's Basketball
Saturday at 3 p.m.
$47.75 per person
2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl
Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Jan. 1 at 1 p.m.
$32.50 per person
First Coast Winter Lights: $12 (regularly
Now through Jan. 1
Green Cove Springs
School nights: Dusk to 9:30 p.m.
All other Nights: Dusk to 10:30 p.m.
Ice Skating Rink
Photos with Santa
Free toasted marshmallows
Free bicycle given away daily
Monster Truck Jam
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. at the Jacksonville
Tickets are only $27 per person, includes
admission and pit pass!
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
ITT Manager Genevieve Bustos sells some
Disney tickets to AME1(AW) Chad Wittig of
VP-30. The ITT has a wide variety of tickets
to local attractions and special events at dis-
count prices. For more information, call 542-
Trips, activities and costs may be restricted
to E1-E5 single or unaccompanied active
Call the Liberty Cove Recreation Center for
more details, 542-3491.
Holiday Airport Shuttle
Tomorrow through Jan. 6
Free ride to the airport and back!
Sign-up at least two days in advance at
Ice Skating Trip
$5 per person
Last Minute Mall Trip
Orange Park Mall
Mall & Movie Trip
Orange Park Mall and AMC Theater
Jaguars vs. Raiders
$5 per person
Comedy Zone Trip
Free admission and appetizers!
Movies are shown at the base theater and
open to all hands. For details call 542-
Tomorrow, 7 p.m. - Transformers (PG-13)
Saturday, 5 p.m. - Hairspray (PG)
Saturday, 7 p.m. - Wind Chill (R)
Dec. 21, 7 p.m. - I Now Pronounce You
Chuck and Larry (PG-13)
Dec. 22, 5 p.m. - A Christmas Story (PG)
Dec. 22, 7 p.m. - Illegal Tender (R)
Dec. 28, 7 p.m. - No Reservations (PG-13)
Dec. 29, 5 p.m. - Daddy Day Camp (PG)
Dec. 29, 7 p.m. - Stardust (PG-13)
For more information on the golf course,
call 542-3249. For Mulligan's, call 542-
Military Appreciation Days at NAS Jax
New rates! $15 per person, includes cart
and 18-holes green fee
Dec. 18 for active duty.
Dec. 20 for retirees and Department of
Senior Military Invitational
Thursday and Friday
$70 per person, includes range balls, lunch
both days, comp round of golf, and prize
Christmas Eve Golf Scramble
10 a.m. shotgun start
$40 military/Department of Defense, $50
For information on booking command or
private functions at the O'Club or T-Bar,
call the Officers' Club main office at 542-
T-Bar Social Hours
Monday - Friday, 3-7 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3-7 p.m.
Holiday Camp Registration
Packets are currently available at the
Camp dates are Monday through Dec. 28
Age 5 to 12
Sledding in Florida!
Dec. 22, Noon - 4 p.m.
Mulberry Cove Marina
S. -Photo by HNfeeann Lowman
Santa Claus arrives on a base fire truck at a children's party hosted by Naval
* HospitalJacksonville Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) coordinators Dec. 1.
The party, for Naval Hospital Jacksonville staff member's'childed., took place
at the tReserve Center just outside NAS Jacksonville's Birmingham. Gi . t also
offered'the children the chance to get photos with Santa to b f iwared to
deployed parents. Santa and the CFC coordinators encourage: everyone to
share in the season of-giving by signing up for a CFC charitab.e allotment in
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Reduced For Quick Sale
3/2.5 twn hse,1572sf, new
carpet & tile, SS appli,
$119,900. Call 904-465-3964
3BR/2BA built In
2005, reserve lot.
carpet firs, PCS May '08
Near Nas, 1 bik
3BR/2BA, LR, DR, den,
office, CH/A, 1860sf, all
appi convey, patio,
ingrnd pool, priv fence.
449 W. River 150ft $189K
455 W. River 172ft $229K
BY OWNER 904-254-4166
CLOSE TO NAS
JAX- 2/2 Condo ,
vaulted ceiling, new
great balcony, $125,000
If somebody finds buyer
for condo I'm in know
before the end of Jan.
I will pay them $1000 at
closing. Call 904-425-4302
ORANGE PARK Nice
2BR/2.SB, 1050SF Wells
Ridge. New carpet wash
/dryer, fireplace. Well
maintained inside &out.
Owner is asking $120K.
904-724-7639 or email
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w/ step to river, chain
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122 acres lots of road
frontage, pine & hog
woods, cypress pond,
good road systems,
abundant wild life, $1900
per ac. Motivated Seller
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50AC - $2,095/AC
Planted pine, frontage
on two roads, great
place to live or hunt.
St. Regis Paper Co.
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15,000 dn need own fin 4
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ARLINGTON LOW WKLY
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$159 FULL SIZE ECONO
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REGENCY INN 725-5093
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NORTHSIDE - 2br/lba
20th St & Witchen. Near
bus, $475mo. Call
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pain new carpel no
pel. I�16Omo 386 ?35 667
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kit, w/d, fridge, stove,
new d/w $1100 860-5373
BEACHES - Atlantic - 2/2,
loft, fp, pool, wd hu,
walk to Hannah, 5mins
to Mavoort gate.
BEACHES JAX NEW 07
8th floor 2400 sg ft 3/3
breathtaking ocn views
luxury living, large deck
ORANGE PARK- brand
new 3/2 TH, new area
$900/mo + 1st last &
Orange Park 1 mile to
1-295, 3/2 Irg rooms, The
Seasons. Length of lease
nego $925mo 904-264-9078
ORANGE PK centrally
loc 2/2, fplc, scrn porch
exc cond. Credit check
1188 Gano Ave., #105
SOUTHSIDE - 2/2 w/gar,
brand new, sec, Villa
Medici, avail immedi-
ately, $1300 800-396-1112
ARGYLE - 3/2, GREAT
ROOM, FPLC, SCREENED
PATIO, FENCED YARD.
REF REQ $995/MO. 778-2897
Arlington / Monument Rd
3/2 - 1,500 SF, gar, new
paint/carpet, fenced yd,
$1,195. Scott 636-6736.
ARLINGTON 3/2, 1828sf.
hw fir, ch&a, clean $1095
mo. + $1095 dep. Helen
641-6219 Avail. Jan 1, '08'
12226 Cobblestone Cir. S.
Roosevelt Mall small
quaint 2br/lba, CH/A,
$850mo + dep. 772-1766
S Furnished &
for Rent 477-5977
3/2, 1600sf, new carpet &
paint, fridge, 2cg, $1325m.
BEACH 3/2, min to
$1,000mo lyr lease
MANDARIN -Bit '05
3/2.5,.1900sf, first fir
Grove $1150. 215-850-9350
MANDARIN 3/2, gar,
new paint, deck on lake,
comm pool/ tennis,
$1175mo0. PH 904-613-8397
MANDARIN - 3/2, new
cpt, fplc, fncd bkyd,
great location. $1295
NORTHSIDE - 3/2, living
rm, din rm, kitch, ch&a,
carpet, tile, $1000mo.
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$139 ECONO SINGLE
$159 FULL SIZE ECONO
$175 FULL SIZE R & M
REGENCY INN 725-5093
ORANGE PARK- utl's
included, cable, pvt ent
$400/mo non smkr
home. 5 mins to
NAS JAX $450.00
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mo. w/opt. 904-673-9318
Julington Creek Planta-
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scrn lanal near school,
NORTHSIDE 3/1, 8053
Lexington Dr. CH&A,
W/D hkup, HUD ok, no
pets, $850mo. 354-5368
Academy Park for
rent $950.00 or Sale
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Oakleaf newer 4/2 brick,
ORANGE PARK- 3/2
pool, double garage living
rm dining room $1200/mo
732-4700 or 504-5690
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w/pool, no smoking
3 ORANGE PARK
3BR/2BA for rent.
car port, corner lot,
340 Aurora Blvd. $950.00
in the military
tributed at the
local bases in the
Fax 366 6230.
Southslde - 3/1, CH&A,
w/d, en, priv lake., cpt,
$1200mo + $1000dep 2174
Lake Dr. 704-3455
Southside - 3/4 br, 2 ba.
w/d , den, fplc, CH&A,
Rd. $1500mo. 704-3455
WESTSIDE- 3/1, CH&A
'co25mo 1 '25 d np
9$5 o. 'a6-60778
Weslside 1r, I car oar
newly renovated h k p,, f, bi
gas hoa a lov11e 65Omor
iS 0Od-o Pam 31881940
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Cypress St. 693-6092
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w/d conn, central a/c,
287 Cherokee St. $695mo
conn, central a/c, fncd
$70Smo. Call 693-6092
RENT TO OWN
Argyle I Chimney Lakes
3/2, 2 car gar, 1500sf,
newly renovated, fp, big
fenced yard, great
n'hood near NAS, $1300/
mo, $3000 down, $300/mo
credit. Rent only:
No credit needed!
Beautiful DW $800mo.
WESTSIDE clean br/2ba,
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ch&a, No pets, $475mo
+ dep. Call 904-781-1607
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ORANGE PARK Oakleaf
non smoker/non drinker,
$475+ share utils.
Sandlewood SWM/F Out-
side smkr ok 5550+1/2
utils. 476-8578 after 7pm
WESTSIDE -roommate to
shore 3/2 house off
103rd, dog lover,
smoker, $140/wk 779-5020
WESTSIDE Prof room-
mates to share like new
fully furn home with
alarm In good neighbor-
hood. 2 rooms avail w/
priv lock, phone, cbl, &
net. $350mo must have
lob & reliable trans, or
pets. 742-9696/ 771-6465
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$30.00, Rival meat
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3830 Crown Point Road. Jacksonville FL 32257
B. Langston Presents
Beautiful modern turn &
Tools, late model van,
HH goods. Thur, FrI 8-5;
Sat 8-1; 568 John Han-
cock St. off Blanding.
BED A Bargain $150
Queen Pillow Top
Brand New 904-674-0405
BED King Size Set
New In plastic, $225
Must sell 674-0405
4 COUCH AND
-L Khaki $400. Green
leather recliner $25.
60" Magnavox Prolection
TV $250. Ottoman $20.
Dinning Table w/6 chrs
$175. Couch w/2 recliner
chairs $100. 904-403-6901
ready to enloy, heat
& massage $125.0u
t Fits 27" TV, 2-dr
wood, 1-dr glass,
1-drawer 56w 46h 21d
4 LEATHER COUCH
& CHAIR with
Ottoman, like new
made by Flexsteel
Nubuck leather $1,000
MATTRESS A Queen Set.
Brand New In plastic
NEW Must Sell An
Call Carter 484-6177 $140"
Oak dinette set ,
i1 $60; Cherry water
bed(Calif. King) &
dresser; twin beds;
leave message 318-8384
B SINGER SEWING
treadle type. Two
working cond.Sew or use
as table $165. 268-2482
CHAIR w/ 2 tables,
great cond w/ blue
cushions. Never outside
T125 00 Call 278 9177
Tnns Sol & Sun Ho-.
Your Garage S le al
The Markel Placel
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA
Ga e0 00. Barbe b
lFr S male Murray.q
o0n6el 520l00. Take boln
, 32 Ridng Mower
l ir P 25 500 Call 02.22
e-elen t mocdrdag
olC, mnKel m0 00, Take b0in00
or 12 I00 Cll 22
bag aas youth 5k $
b'd. crhlb coarc.
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rest R man. esara I?. 00
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S, 471 SO A'knng 'ii, 00
like nsc, 781.076t
4 AB LOUNGE
. .'rF oaf I oIO$7 .u0 OBO
J 1 619.2417 Cardlo Cruiser
by Body By Jakc $50i00
OBO 619 2417
Colored Bike 16"
PAGAN & WICCAN
&&oos - Supp1it
1951 Slm &'H(4j J)-R-i
S 2006. lull lank aultu
LIgnilor, side corner.
used slightly $50.00
$65.00 manual -Incld.
4, GARFIELD GLASS
SMUGS- 40 for $25.00
4Lt Call 781-7076
4 GREEN EGG
S Used 5 times. New
$800. Asking $350, 2
bags charcoal w/ stand.
- . UTILITY
S TRAILER 4'x8'
< -.Newly rebuilt, new
FREE Golden Retriever
Wonderful family dog 2
yr old, gorgeous, male
friendly loves kids, dogs,
cats I MUST HAVE
ROOM TO ROAM. Free
to loving country home.
Call 278-9855 or 233-4457
Golden Retriever Pup-
pies AKC reg. w/hlth
cert. Avail by 12/24. Call
black female, 6 wks
home & lap for tummy
rubs & purring. 571-0459/
289-4307/ 542-2766 x125
LAB -Choc. pups, regis-
tered $600. 9wks old, s/w,
LAB PUPS AKC choco-
late, 4/F, S&W, POP,
8 wks. $500. 904-860-5570
Maltese AKC, 4F, HC, 1st
shots, trained, $800 & up.
POODLES 2 AKC Toys,
IM $425 / 1 F$450. will
hold 4 Xmas 386-325-5508
SCHNAUZER - White,
mini, 8wks, M, CKC,
shots, H/C, wormed $600
Boat Dockage &
RV's and Supplies
$2000 or Less
95 64 deck boa' ?-c
cord nn . 1 , rebuilt
19?I u efi po _.ercLur'V
CI x-oar a r ea,, nour'
Sun deck ,.r.e nara top
cu;lamo c n-oae enclosure
.. lounge area cam.
pleteiv encG cea. pri.
'.'ale head. reovv dutl
trailer a:K.ing t112.,0 In
I 16' DIXIE BASS
1992 r'.HP Yomana
IO, . nr.f. 13SO00.0
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mC -age if no one name
I, 25' GULFSTREAM
Eira alll.. 99
iPners. alle,.orln 13 00u
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AIRSTREAM & TRAIL
MANOR TRAVEL TRLRS
ALLEGRO MOTOR HOMES
Saie. B ier..ice Parl
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1992 Sin ..ne-l cOC
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I heel. 14e, AC
' ood cond OCS
2000 90. .84 01047
4, HONDA SHADOW
q..ords. great mileage,
-1 "UI OBO ;uJ 20.0 9721
V VLX '05
LO.' n'n. i.rds.hleld,
-x,:eii.en' co.a. 11.000
'BC' Call u9 .260.9721
SSUZUKI LTZ400 '06
Sr; nre,-, oand,
garage keg' ifrsl
.erl.:e aonse 14,90000
261. 25a 5,. J1381
DELUXE '07 Onli
S 300 ml. mut.l sell.
need aulcK cosn.
Palo I .i..900 vill sell
"14.900 Ron 553 3249
euurlings, marine l upgrade .
plywood & Teflon. $350.00 LINCOLN
Firm. 912-576-4029 CONTINENTAL
MARK V '79
4No: a / moa., lile
Imp nrom gr
rim & DumDer: J00-CC
ngln.-. On,' 2inK m'
NEW AGE BOOKS MUSIC 90 .36 o,
GIFIS & MORE
EARTH IFTURA TSX '07
LE 526,980 998.0012
1951StimsonSt(904)389690 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
I 04wifflim&catAX ' AUD, A6 WAGON
-S.g 3.2 Ouatro '06.
PIANO/LOWEST PRICE USA Llhr, CD. sunroof,
YAMAHA/FREE PRICE LIST like new 135,980 998-0012
WHOLESALE. 714-0141 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
BMW 325Cl CONY. 04
nelallIc b'ue '. bIk lop.
gre. Ilnr Il oren, &
G d.orl pa-g neoieO seal,.
GUNS -AR-15, $675. AK47 19 Sorts .'hi'% ,4K ml.
$329. 800 assorted rifles, :lIl. under Ar ,' must
shotguns, handguns. e 12..z97 904..42.3065
Lowest prices 282-8178 BMW 325i '06
TREAD MILL- cost $4,000 ( Premium okg fully
sacrifice $499 like new eauloped 529,890
TREADMILL -ProForm LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Cross walk. Up to 6ml- ---
per hr, $225. SchwInn n BMW X3 '04
upright exercise bike, 6 ( Li- nr COD Sunrool
profile program. $200 R i 3,9
223-4314 aft 6pm. 29KM lc123890
maLEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
BUICK LESABRE '99
Clean 10.s mile-s
t*j uli" lnade t;5 995
AKITAS TO YORKIES Coall 652 3166
SEE PUPPIES @ ( CHEVY COR
www.thepuppyscene.com VETTE '06 ZO6
HUGE SALE! Red/blk, Nay, fully
Hold for Christmas LEup. 860,980 998-0012
Hold for Chnristmas LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Payment Plan 904.298.1105
.1045 Blaonding Bv OP CHEVY IMPALA '06 4dr,
S.er,, lo.'- mi. mul sell
AUSSIE-XToYorkies fla, loke o'ver o is
Big Christmas Sale 1239 mo WAC J,)03 .13
Doxies, Chihuahuas, CHEVY IMPALA 05
Poodles, Cockers LC,. mll s. lako over
262-4646 pa/n',enlm ol ani, $16. 00
www.petworldpets.com Call 65i2 316<
Boston Terrier puppies, (7g CHRYSLER
ACA, Ready on 12/17,1 SEBRING '03 Con-
$450. 5M. 3F 904-845-4425. verl Only 26,000 ml
Boxer Pups CKC brindle $12.980 998-0012
M, shots $500. 229-869-2272 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
CHIHUAHUA CKC, 1 M, DODGE AVENGER '06
6wks, $250 904- 879-2651, On 20 loA mile. laKP
716-7196 o.er aamenit oa $205 00
Chihuahua, Maltese, Yor- min Call 6523166
kles, Pom/Papl, Blk DODGE CHARGER '07
Shepherd plus, Min
Dach, Cocker Poohs, Rilm e-lro Clean
AmBuildog, Spitz , Bos- o,.m.nl of 1189 mlh
ton, others. 699-8836 Call 652-3166
CHIHUAHUA $150 & Up. /y FORD FOCUS '07
callahanpuppies.com X 3 ? li
Call 912-322-6933 "" - I(,)P
112 800 998-0012
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
lp'97 S7990 or S1591mo
appears since 1983 " o7978800
le GT '06. 6 Speed
Only 6000 Miles
Life Insurance $23,980 998-0012
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
ee 866-271-3274 FORD THUNDER-
BIRD '02, 25K ml,
Pearl white, hard
top. $23,995. 998-0012
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007 23
The economic impact of the
military in Northeast Florida
and Southeast Georgia is
Local businesses benefit from the military and civilian personnel who
buy and rent homes and who purchase goods and services. Let them
know what your business has to offer by advertising in one or all of
the military publications distributed at the local bases in the area.
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Subdivisions , Plat t ing Condominiums*Topographic *Transportation 9 I ' |
24 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2007
4 HONDA CIVIC '93 TOYOTA CAMRY TOYOTA MATRIX '04
Match back, 178k '04. $13,990, $229/mo. 57k, $249 as month. CHEVY BLAZER LTZ '02 GMC YUKON TOYOTA F.J. '07
' ires, runs50 797-8800 Call 899-5853 Leather, low miles, DANALI '07. Black $ Many xtras, to many to
Call 215-2062 after 5p.m. Lighthouse Toyota must sell fast, take over & tan, Navigation, list, Only $26,499
--TOYOTA PRIUS '05 Very payments $139/mo. Call 2 DVD's upgraded Call 899-5853
HONDA FIT EX '07 Very TOYOTA CAMRY low mi, must sell fast. today 403-4413 chrome wheels. $42,980
clean, 4dr, low mi, must '99. $8,990, $139/mo. $288/mo. WAC. 403-4413 998-0012 TOYOTA HIGH-
sell fast, take over pyts 797-8800 " LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE J LANDER '01. $8,990
of $189mo. WAC. 403-4413 Lighthouse Toyota TOYOTA PRIUS '05 CHEVY Super clean 797-8800
TOYOTACOROLA2 to choose, $399 a month. COLORADO '04 4dr GMC YUKON Lighthouse Toyota
JAGUAR XKR S/C TOYOTA COROLLA Call 899-5853 Z71 $14,990 797-8800 %. DANALI '07. White
( Con 05. Lik new %=y LE'0 $9990 Lighthouse Toyota & tan, Navigation, TOYOTA
$3Con'05. Like new2 $179/mo. 797-8800 TOYOTA SOLARA DVD, chrome wheels. HIGHLANDER '03.
$38,990 998-0012 TOYOTA SOLARA $44,980 998-0012 V6 $13,990 $229/m0.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Lighthouse Toyota XLE '99. V6 $8,990 CHEVY S-10 $44 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE 797-8800
797-8800 j V- Very clean w/ LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE 797-8800
GYOTA COROLLA Lighthouse Toyota radio, low mi 59,000 HONDA CRV '01 Lighthouse Toyota
S7974800 asking $7,000 904-908-9109 Super clean. $8990, TOYOTA RAV4 '02
Lighthouse Toyota TOYOTA SOLARA SLE $139/mo. 797-8800 _ $12,990, $269/mo.
'_Lighthouse Toyota - '06 Cony., V6, $399 a Lighthouse Toyota " 797-8800
TOYOTA CAMRY '07 month. Call 899-5853 CHVEVRADOSILT HONDAELEMENT 05 Lighthouse Toyota
very nice, low mi, got to only 30,000 miles, Low miles, super clean, TOYOTA RAV4 '06 Black,
Mercedes-Benz sell fast, take over pyts TOYOTA YARIS '07 4dr, 4x4, tonneau cover 20", take over leather, sporty, very low
of $279mo. WAC. 403-4413 pwr, low ml, very clean $20,480 $998-0012 payments of $150.00 mth miles. Must sell fast or
$139/mo. WAC. 403-4413 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Call 652-3166 take over payments
30 TOYOTA CAMRY LE '00 TOYTOA SCION XB '06 HONDA RIDGEL- $269/mo. WAC.403-4413
3.9%Very clean. Must GO! 2tochoose,$249a month. CHEVY TAHOE'04 INE' 07RTL.Sun- TOYOTA TUNDRA '04
on Select Certifled Won't last $5995. 403-4413 Call 899-5853 Sweet ride, clean, roof, fully equip, XCab, low miles, must
M[eredes Benz h tint, $225.00 mth only 15,000 miles. $27,890 sell, take over pymts
approved credit TOYOTA CAMRY '02 , VOLVO S90'97 Call 652-3166 998-0012
Very clean, low miles, .Burgundy 75k mi, LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE $239/mo. WAC. 403-4413
must sell fast $8995 or \J)garage kept. Driven . FORD EXPLORER ( HUMMER H2'03 TOYOTA TUNDRA '06
E1998 320 take over pyts $189/mo by my daughter, EDDIE BAUER '06j Black/tan, fully 4dr, very low miles,
WA9al40-43 recent college grad. XI,? Premium pkg unequipped $28,890 must sell fast, $218/mo.
Value priced at WAC.____a__l__403-____13 $8,100 Call 904-576-0112 pristine cond! Only 998Call today 403-4413
$9,959 TOYOTA CAMRY LE '07 www.LexusofJaxco my mother. $22,950. Call LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE TOYOTA TUNDRA '06
2004 ML350 2 to choose, 19k, $359 a Visit Us For All Makes 904-576-0112 JEEP GRAND 4door, $225.00 month,
8tock#25041al month. Call 899-5853 & Models BMW, Honda,- -- CHEROKEE only 9800 miles
Value priced at TOYOTA ECHO '05 4dr, Chevy, Ford Etc. FORD F150 4x4 '01 Top- Overland '04. Fully Call 652-3166
18959 OYOTA ECHO '0must sel4d, LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE per, very clean, low equip $18,990 998-0012 TOYOTA TUN-
Specia$8lurchase takes, ymts miles, must sell fast LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE DRA '07 -Force.
2002 E320 $149/mo WAC. 403-4413 Military and Non Military $5 l JEEP LIBERTY Leather, Nay, XM,
2002 E320 l4x4 LIMITED '04 9000 miles. $27,495
Wagon TOYOTA MATRIX Better Service, FORD RANGER '01 4x4 Silver w 'moonroof, 998-0012
Stock u12282 '04. $12,990, $209/mo. Better Warranty, 5spd, 48000 miles, super 44k mi, garage kept, LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
kbb price $25,305 797-8800 Better Vehicles clean, cheap ride, non-smoker. $15,600. Call T TU
value priced at Lighthouse Toyota Equs $99.000 mth Call 652-3166 904-576-0112 Toco starting at
$19,959 TOYOTA MATRIX XL Better Prices 7\ JEEP PATRIOT $18,999, Save Big!
'5Vrlwm s mut GMC YUKON'05 1 '07 Only 16K miles. Call 899-5853
2003 E320 05. Very low mis, must angeloautowholesale.com wht/tan $20,980 $17,890 998-0012
Sedan sell fast, take over pyts (904) 662-0726 998-0012 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE TOYOTA TACOMA '06
Stocku1l2301 $189/mo WAC. 403-4413 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Double Cab, $21,499, Save
O lg. MSRP $49,78 SJEEP WRANGLER Thousands. Call 899-5853
Value priced at SAHARA '98. $9990, -
$159/mo. 797-8800 7 VOLVO XC90 '04
$19,959 Lighthouse Toyota Lthr, CD, sunroof,
2005 C230 MITSUBISHI only 40,000 miles.
2005 C230 MITSUBISHI $24,890 998-0012
port Sedan 20 out of MONTERO '00 LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Stock# u12290 $10,990, $179/mo.
Orig. MSRP $34,930 797-8800 www.LexusofJax.com
Value priced at The military community makes up 20 percent of the total Lighthouse Toyota Visit Us For All Makes
$23,959 e miiary commune makes up percent o e i Nissan Frontier & Models BMW, Honda,
2005 C240 population for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. X-Cab '02. $8,990 LEXUS OF JAKSONVILLE
Wagon That means that 20 out of every 100 people you meet are Lighthouse Toyota F
4128.72s1a somehow connected with the military. NIssan Pathfinder
Kbb $28,300 LE '02 $12,990
Value priced at $209/mo. 797-8800 " 1 HONDA ODYS-
$26,959 Get your message to them by advertising in one or all of Lighthouse Toyota SEY TOURING '05
GLthr, CD, Sunroof
2006-'03 EClass the publications distributed at the local bases in the area. NIs $xt9m o. Only 23,000 Miles $27,980
Many to Choose $14,797-880 $ 9/mO 998-0012
Starting From Lighthouse Toyota LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
8 PONTIACG6'06 ' NISSAN QUEST '04.
2002 0500 For advertising Information, ( Ex A Low Miles V6 $9,990, $159/mo.
Stock #28826a call 904-3594336 $13,980 998-0012 797-8800
kbb price ca337,980,ll -3, LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE Lighthouse Toyota
value priced at Fax 904-366-6230. SCION XB '06 TOYOTA SIENNA
$34,959 Low miles, tint, low '98. $7,990
200 C 5 payment of $149.00 mth 797-8800
2004 CLKSS55 'mB .... a Call 652-3166 Lighthouse Toyota
Stock#u11228. .M i .. Periascope v-er.o.9N
Cabriolet qpgi .V.irr.r rUnSCOBB TOYOTA RAV4'06 TOYOTA SIENNA '04
StoValue priced at ............... $19,999, Save Big Time!!! 2 to choose, $17,499, Save
$3795Value p d at Call 899-5853 Thousands. Call 899-5853
Value priced at AUTOMOTIVE DIRECTORY
2005 CLK 320 _0__;_n __] __
Stock #uri 1231t ACURA OF ORANGE PARK BOARD FORD LAMBORGHINI RLANDO NIMNIC SAAB
OI.' AUDJACKSOILE FORD-MERCURY MsP $7,410NMNIwww.am
Value prcet -7200 Blnding Blvd. 7776500 St. Augustine 22857353 N797 RoMal
e$39,959 tRonda's Super Duty HeadquartRer 895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.r
2007R350 PAUL CLARK Lonwood/Ogando Fao4073393443 79At The Avenues 9 Bland ngOF ORABlvdNGE PJa
Just 400 miles AUDI JACKSONVIIE FORD.MERCURY0EC77E 8105Blandingd. horn0071
42,99 B BER FORDERCURY LAND ROVER JACKSONVILLE SATURN OF AVENUES
Stock #u41 BENTLEY ORLANDO - Green Cove Sps 264-4502 11211 Aan Blvd. 642-1500 10863 Philips Hwy. 262-7145
Kbb $50,490 895 N. Ronald Reagan Brd MIKE SHACI& FORD
Value priced at
$43,959 LongwoodlOriando 407-339-3443 At The Avenues SATURN OF ORAGE PARK
2004. SLSOO 10720 Philips Hwy. 904-292-3325 8105 Blanding Blvd. 779-"0071
tOcKbb 84,0ul MIKE DAVIDSON FORD LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Value priced at 4 -60|Sou ,i AT REGENCY 10259 Atlanic Blvd. 721-50003 e
$51,959 TOM BUDEH BMW 9650 Aantic Blvd. 7250-30 T8600 Aantic Blvd 725-8200
2007 CLK550 5 0oe i B 64d72 1SMI sHA F. IEA BLV]
Cabriolet M9I0 AKantic Blvd.E
382HP. Stock 6914 Blending Blvd 7772500 OF ORANGE PARK NORI FLORIDA UNl MERCURY
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value priced at 70800 Man0 Bld 77Bl. 631673
O 20095E 9 4660 MoudeBlvRd 412 6 00 854-826Blanding v4 12850 Cassat Ave. 3397700
Va$4 c59t CLGARBER BUICK MIKE SHAD FORDNVILE 1 Anyticel 9
2007 E5500 -111 Green Cove Springs 2C A 64-4502US.H MNIE
Stock #28777a AINCOINA 11850R BEAC BLVD
K200 t59,Noo KEY BUICK NIMTC PONIAC-MC KEN CHANCE SUZUKI
prie$52,959 46800 S andieBlvd 642-6060 15 Phillips Hwy. 854-482612 Caat Ave. 38TA9-700
2007 o L40ICOGGIN GMSC TRUCKS CITYMSUZUKI
tock #p5i766a B n B I 7 9201 tlanHlc Blvd. 722310 TOMBUSHMAZDA 10939 Atantic Blvd 302-62
002gnal MSRP $ 3,2 10375B5 90418249181 1TIicBl 985 AalanacB 7249 85 Atlantic Blvd. AVENUE9911
SL$55,959ow le Cl2511Dorg Awww.lotusoacksonville.com
St44/mok #777a NIMCICHT CADILLAC MAA CITY P S O
va200 32ue pced at 7999 OF S. AUGUSTINE Band00ng Blvd 77900 RLINGTON TOYOTA
Cabriolet 2898 U.S. Hwy. 1S. 1-800-456-1689 KETl PIERSON TYOTA
Local Trade $3691/m. COIGGI CHEW AVENUES 2 IV8 H AJJH J E KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA71-910
*2001 E430 10880501 Youngennan Circle. 771-9100260-7777
Local Trade 2 HP h 1325 Cass1t AVL . 899H1900 BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC. ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
$,988.,r9/m. CREST CHEVROLET LOUSOBH HONDA 1l1 Aantic Blvd 724 1080
*2001 1320 8281 Merrill Rd. 721-1880 OF TlE AVENUES 1310 Cassat Ave. 389-561
Wagon $16,98i GARBER CHRBERY .OFTHV ______
. or $289/mo. 11333 PhillipsI'y. 370-1300 ____________________
*See Dealer for Green Cove Spdngs 264-4502 LUCAS HONDA OF JAX TOM BUSH MINI I l8] I t 1
eatlL E GORDON CEV . 7801 Banding Blvd 269.2277 9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911 VW OF ORANiGE PARK
We have over 80 1166 Banding Blvd. 272.2200 i __I _SE_1J: _____ 1481 Wells Road 269-2603
and picked JERRY HAMM CHE CITY MITSUBISI TOM BUSH VW
choose fron PINEVIEW CHEVROLET HYUNDAI 10585 Atlantic Blvd 565-2489 9860 Atlantic Blvd. 725-911
Car Fax proudly Macdenny 259-6117 of ORANGE PARK www.cBtyautomotivo cor
all vehicles NIM7ICHTCHEV 70 Blandin Blvd. 899-0900
..E 1550 Cassat Ave. 3874041 KEY HYUNDAI of OlRANGE PARK .PROFESSIONAL
[I*l J; ] IIi :. l www.cityautomotive.com 10231 tlanticBlvd 722-1694
J S 2330 uSi South 354-4421 ATLANTIC INFINITI COGGIN NISSAN-ATLANTIC |
MECR CARUSO CHRYSLER 1o980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200 10600 Atlantic Blvd 642-7900 BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
GRAND MARQUIS 1760SoutsdeBlvd. 725-7300 COGSIN NISSAR'AVENUES www.beachblvdautomotlve.comr
gormloluaents rio FRANK GRIFFINdrien 10859 PhilipsHwy, 880-3000 6833 Beach Blvd. 724-3511
Coal 9o-,6-o011, Ch.sler of Oage Par CiTYISUZU MKESHAD SAOFJAX BRUMSMOTORCARS
(7\ MITSUBISHI 1515 Wells Rd. ' 269-1033 10585 Atlantic Blvd. 998-7111 1810 Cassat Ave. 389-3621 BMOS MOTORwCAR
equipped. G16,980 BARBER CHRYSLER www.ctityautomoive.corn PARKER NISSAN PREOWNED AUTO CENTER
LEXUS OFJACKS2ONVILLE Green Cove Spdngs 264-2416 2755 U.S. 1 South, St Aug. 904-794-9990 10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
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ml! .Oneowner, PIDYQI |= lIED JAGUAR JACKSONVILLE 1565Wells Rd 269.9400 Lexus of Jacksonville
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$7,800. Call 904-576-0112 1736CaSSatAve. 389-7792 10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012
SNISSAN MAXIMA RICK KEFFER COGGIN PONTIAC-GMC To Bush BMW
'02. $11,"0, $209/mo. " T m BW
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Lighthouse Toyota 1-800-228-7454 ATLANTIC JEEP 9201 Atantic B9910AtlanticBlvd. 3714381
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'07 3.,Sunroof CD,JACKCARUSO Jeep of Orange Park 233 East State St. 356-8491
Fully Eqpt. $20,890 JACK CARUSO Park
998-0012 RGENCY DODGE 1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033
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NISSAN SENTRA '07 - dr 10979 AtlanticBlvd. 642-5600 MIKESHAD CHRYJEEP BRUM OR
low miles, very clean BARBER DODGE TRUCK ONCASSAT CA IN
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payments $218/mo. WAC Green Cove Springs 264-2416 1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792 10100 Atantic Blvd. 725-9155 JACKSONVILE CHRYSLER
Call 403-4413 ONGE PAR RICK KFFER JACKSONVILLE CHRYLE
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suNFIRE GT "99 7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500 1-95 Exit 129, Fem Bch 1-800-228-7454 JEEP DODGE
Conv, only 29k mil
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4-cyl $8,200. Call 1-95 Ext 129, Fern Bch. 1-800-228-7454
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Suzuki Swift '9 low miles
50mpg looks & runs good
AT, AC. $2200. 307-9493
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