New VP-62 CO
McGehee Relieves Fuller July 11
Race Day Fun
MWR/VFW Host Sailors At Daytona
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 2009
Now Authorized For Off-Base Use
Photos by Miriam S. Gallet
Eighty-seven-year-old David Kecley (right) and 80-year-old
Delores Manning of the Riverside Presbyterian House show
their patriotism as members of the NAS Jacksonville Honor
Support Team display the colors during the Fourth of July
event aboard the station. "I'm a native of Jacksonville and
remember when this was Camp Johnston. I used to come
and play here. The celebration is significant and I wanted to
celebrate it among the service members and their families,"
By Miriam S. Gallet
NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer
As citizens gathered across the nation to cele-
brate the 4th of July with picnics, barbecues and
sporting events, NAS Jacksonville Sailors, civil-
ians and their families endured a blistering Florida
afternoon with a heat index of 107 degrees to commem-
orate the base's first "Celebrate America's Freedom"
event. The event also paid tribute to America's service
ing for free-
dom in Iraq,
and the Horn
tion included a
reading of the
honored the 56
F -1= I. I
CMDCM(SW/SS) Jeff Hudson, NAS
Jax command master chief, reads the
Declaration of Independence during a
Fourth of July celebration at Patriot's
patriots who courageously signed it. These great men
gave the nation one of the most powerful documents
ever written which guarantees its citizens "inalienable
rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
See 4TH OF JULY, Page 10
New helicopter hangar opens
By Kaylee LaRocque- ---
NAS Jax Deputy Public Affairs Officer -
ies, military per-
and their families turned
out for a ribbon-cutting
ceremony June 30 to offi-
cially open the Navy's
newest helicopter hangar
at NAS Jacksonville. The
state-of-the-art facility will
be home to five Helicopter
Maritime (HSM) squadrons
from HSM Squadron Wing,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet. It will
house approximately 57
MH-60R "Romeo" helicop-
ters the latest Seahawk
in the Navy's fleet and
house more than 1,400 per-
"One of my top goals as
the commanding officer of
what I certainly consider
to be the finest naval air
station in the world, is to
anticipate the needs of our
warfighters and ensure
they have the right equip-
ment and facilities needed
to accomplish their mis-
sions. This magnificent
holds IA call
By AWVAN Scott Beach
A dm. Jonathan Greenert, com-
mander, U.S. Fleet Forces
Command (USFF), visited
NAS Jacksonville June 29 to hold an
Individual Augmentee (IA) call with
35 NAS Jax and tenant IAs, tour
the new P-3 hangar and visit HSM-
70 to learn about the new MH-60R
The trip allowed Greenert, the
Navy's executive agent for the IA
Continuum, a chance to talk with
Sailors who have recently or are
about to serve on IA tours in support
of enduring conflicts.
"The IA program is here to stay,"
said Greenert. "We will be supporting
this for at least the next two years.
We have unique and critical skill sets
among our great Sailors that are a
tremendous value to the forces. We
perform unique missions that no
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
An MH-60R "Romeo" Seahawk, the latest helicopter in the fleet, welcomed guests to the
Helicopter Hangar 1122 dedication ceremony June 30 at NAS Jacksonville.
structure brings me one
more step closer to achiev-
ing my goal," said NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr., during the
"The $77 million that
was invested in this proj-
ect will serve the Navy's
Helicopter Maritime Strike
Force Wing Atlantic and
its multi-mission, agile and
very sophisticated MH-60
Romeo helicopter, the new-
est aircraft in the Navy's
fleet, for decades to come,"
he continued. "It will pro-
vide our warfighters with
the very best in modern
infrastructure. It is also the
second 'green' hangar in the
Navy and aboard our instal-
Scorby then introduced
Crenshaw (R-FL) to the
"This is a fantastic exam-
ple of the growth and mod-
ernization that is taking
place at Naval Air Station
Crenshaw, a member of
the U.S. House Military
See HANGAR, Page 11
Photo byAWVAN Scott Beach
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert (left) greets
HM3(SW) Jared Cassidy of Naval Hospital Jax during an Individual Augmentee (IA)
call at NAS Jacksonville June 29. Greenert met with 35 IAs from NAS Jacksonville
and tenant commands to discuss personal concerns and the future of IA assign-
ments in support of the global war on terror.
one else performs over there (Iraq, Greenert stressed the importance of
Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa). maintaining a constant dialogue with
We are the experts when it comes to
maritime security." See USFF, Page 10
Sohl to take helm of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
From FRCSE Public Affairs
Capt. Paul Sohl will
of Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast (FRCSE),
tomorrow when he relieves
Capt. Tim Matthews at a 9
a.m. ceremony in Hangar
117 at NAS Jacksonville.
Sohl will become the 38th
commanding officer since the
command was established
in 1940. The guest speak-
er will be Vice Adm. David
Venlet, commander, Naval
Air Systems Command.
Sohl began his tour at
FRCSE as the executive
officer in August 2007.
A native of Waterloo,
Iowa, and graduate
of the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology
Capt. Paul Sohl
with a Bachelor of Science
degree in Aeronautical
Engineering, he continued
his education at Stanford
University, receiving a
Masters of Science degree
in Aeronautical and
Capt. Tim Matthews
in June 1986.
After receiving his com-
mission through the Navy
ROTC program, Sohl
attended flight training in
Pensacola, Fla. and Beeville,
Texas, earning his Wings
in August 1988. Later that
year, he reported to VFA-
125 in Lemoore, Calif.,
for training in the F/A-18
Hornet, with a subsequent
assignment to the Stingers
of VFA-113. While in VFA-
113, he deployed to the
Western Pacific on the USS
Independence (CV-62) dur-
ing Operation Desert Shield.
In the summer of 1992,
Sohl was selected to
attend the United States
Naval Test Pilot School
(USNTPS), Patuxent River,
Md. He reported to the
Weapons Test Squadron,
China Lake, Calif., work-
ing on numerous F/A-18C
Operational Flight Program
Upgrade projects. While
on this assignment, Sohl
See FRCSE, Page 11
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Looking back to 1978...
U.S. Navy photo
Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 58 (VR-58) was established at NAS Jacksonville Nov. 1 1977, and received the first of
its three McDonnell Douglas C-9B Skytrain aircraft in 1978. As a Naval Air Reserve Force squadron, the "Sunseekers" of
VR-58 provide seven-day-a-week, around the clock, worldwide logistics support to all Department of Defense agencies.
The squadron transitioned from the C-9B Skytrain to the Boeing C-40A "Clipper" in March of 2002.
Military families creative about 'family'
By Sarah Smiley
Ever since my oldest son, Ford
(8), was a baby, I've had a nag-
ging sense that he is smarter
than me. As an infant, he looked at
me in a way unlike any of his sib-
lings. His thoughtful stare was a lit-
tle intimidating. It was as if he was
an old soul trapped in the pink, wrin-
kly skin of a baby.
When Ford was 2 and his dad was
on deployment, I took him to a depart-
ment store where I got into an argu-
ment with one of the sales people. I
drove home crying.
"Why are you sad?" Ford asked. He
had been speaking clearly since his
"The woman at the store made me
sad, Ford. That's all," I said.
"Mom, do you know that no one can
make you sad except yourself?"
I peered in the rearview mirror just
to be sure Sigmund Freud had not
replaced that my toddler strapped in
his car seat.
And his memory! There is no get-
ting around Ford's memory. Often
parents have a good four to five years
grace period when their child's long-
term memory is not well developed
- so any parenting mistakes are soon
forgotten. This was never the case
with Ford. He can recall every mis-
take I've made since around the time
of his second birthday.
Someday these traits will make
Ford very successful. But for now, I
worry, perhaps needlessly, that they
separate him from his peers. While
Ford's younger brother, Owen (6),
finds nothing more amusing than a
well positioned whoopee cushion, Ford
is more likely to inquire about how
the whoopee cushion works.
FROM THE HOMEFRONT
So I was not sur-
prised when Ford
picked Thomas Edison
to study for the second-
grade Biography Night,
even if I did try (unsuc-
cessfully) to have him
consider someone more
Ford didn't care what
anyone else thought of
his choice. His mind
was set. It usually is.
(There he goes again
teaching his mom a thing or two!)
What surprised me about Biography
Night was the fact that Ford was feel-
ing the absence of his extended rela-
Biography Night is a big deal. The
kids rehearse for weeks, dress in char-
acter and deliver memorized speeches
for an audience full of parents and
Because we are military, we have
not lived in the same town as our rel-
atives for more than a decade. There
would be no grandparents in the audi-
ence for Ford.
So in April, a full two months before
Biography Night, Ford decided to
invite the neighbors on either side
of us. One is a widow in her 80s and
the other is a widower in his early
90s. (Once, when I made a plate a
brownies for Valentine's Day, I asked
Owen to take one to each neighbor.
He said, "Why don't I take both to
[the man] and then he can take them
over to [the woman]," which makes
Owen pretty darn smart and percep-
Ford made invitations for the two
neighbors and deliv-
ered them that day.
Biography Night was
still many weeks away,
so I worried that the
neighbors would forget.
I begged again for some
of Ford's grandparents
to make the trip, but
with work schedules it
The morning of
Biography Night and
before he left for school,
Ford ran next door to see if the neigh-
bors remembered. I watched out my
kitchen window as he rang one door-
bell and then waited patiently on the
stoop. But it was still early and our
neighbors were not up yet. Ford left
for school uncertain if they would
That evening, Dustin and I sat in
the auditorium while Ford did last
minute preparations with his class-
mates behind stage. Through the back
doors, I saw our neighbors come in.
My heart leapt as if they were our
own family. I went backstage to tell
Ford. His smile was ear to ear, and
for a moment I caught a glimpse of
that little baby who, for all the seri-
ousness of his eyes, could still light up
a room with his half-moon smile.
And I was reminded then that no
matter how old or smart we are -
everyone likes to have family in the
audience. For military families, the
idea of "family" is extended to any-
one who will take us in as their own.
Lucky for Ford and for me we
have two neighbors who have done
Nobody does it like Disney Part one
By Erica Pefia-Vest & Ryan Vest
W ith the Walt Disney
Company offering the active
duty military and their
families free and discounted tickets,
there has never been a better time to
visit a Disney park. (For more infor-
mation on specific terms, visit www.
disney.com or visit your ITT).
With our close proximity to Walt
Disney World, it's convenient to visit
and visit often. But with this year's
special offer, why not venture out and
visit Walt's original park in Anaheim,
Our family recently visited
Disneyland and was amazed at how
hard the Disney Company works
to improve their parks, when to
the naked eye there is no need for
Yet, every time I travel to
Disneyland there is something new
and exciting to see. Just when you
think the magic can't get any big-
ger and the ambiance can't get any
better, Disney exceeds your wildest
For those of you planning to visit in
the next year, I have so much to share
with you that I have decided to do it
in a two part series.
This first part will touch on
FREEDOM To TRAVEL
Disneyland itself. The second
part will be on Disney's California
Adventure, Downtown Disney and
Disneyland is Uncle Walt's origi-
nal park and I am always pleasantly
surprised by the new rides, attrac-
tions and renovations that have taken
place since I was last there. Kids
and adults alike will enjoy the new
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage.
The submarines that I loved so much
as a kid have returned, but this time
with a spin that is sure to capture the
imagination of children everywhere.
I was also surprised to find changes
in two of my favorite rides. Pirates of
the Caribbean has been lengthened
and updated with characters from the
2003 film. I found some new thrills
and new surprises waiting around
Even more surprising was The
Haunted Mansion. My family and
I visited between Halloween and
Christmas, and were delighted to find
The Haunted Mansion completely
redecorated in the theme of the movie
"The Nightmare Before Christmas.
During our trip to California, we
stayed just down the street from
Disneyland at the Sheraton Garden
Grove. This brand new hotel stands
out with great amenities, spacious
rooms, transportation to and from
Disneyland (for a fee), and most
importantly, a great place to rest after
your hectic day of park hopping.
They also offer fantastic military
rates year-round (www.sheraton.com).
Contact the hotel directly for more
I had the opportunity to visit all
the Southern California amusement
parks during my visit and while
they all have their merits, one thing
became very clear to my family.
Something was different when we
left Disneyland. The different parks
throughout the area lacked something
we couldn't describe.
Not to sound trite but there is
something dreamlike about being at
Disneyland. You are suddenly in a
place where dreams really do come
true. My husband and I came to the
same conclusion nobody does it like
Go to www.guidetomilitary-
travel.com for more recommenda-
tions and free advice for your trip to
AO 1 RUBEN RIVERA
Naval Munitions Command,
Favorite duty station/
Why? NAS North Island,
San Diego. Nice weather year-
Last book read: Trials of the Oldest Colony
in the World
Favorite pastime: Working on cars.
Most interesting experience: Serving as
a Spanish translator for the Navy.
Who is your hero? My Dad
Hometown: New Haven,
S Favorite duty station/
Why? Subic Bay, Philippines
(1980s) It was a fascinating overseas
Last book read: Out of Captivity: Surviving
1,967 Days in the Colombian Jungle by Marc Gon-
salves, Keith Stansell and Tom Howes
Favorite pastime: Soccer, running,
Most Interesting Experience: Living and
working overseas on several Navy assignments.
Who is your hero? Carl Yastremski, Boston
Red Sox Hall-of-Famer.
Hey MoneyChic!: I graduated from high school last
year and joined the Navy. Now that I'm transitioning into
"adulthood" I've been thinking about my credit score. I was
turned down for a gas card recently. The company said
something about not having enough credit history. How do
I go about establishing one?
MoneyChic says: I am not a fan of encouraging young
people to start using credit cards, even if it's to establish
credit history. It's best to pay for your gas in cash, but to
answer your question about establishing a credit history,
this should help.
First, it only takes about six months to create a cred-
it history. This information comes from Craig Watts,
who works for FICO (the company that makes the credit
scores.) He says that you need to have a credit or loan
account and pay on it for six months to show credit activ-
ity. A good starting place would be setting up a secured
credit card at your local credit union for example. Recent
activity on this account will be reported to the credit
bureaus and begin the process of establishing your score.
Making monthly payments, on time is critical if you are
establishing your history.
Take this with the utmost seriousness. Often time's lend-
ers look for a history of financial irresponsibility. It's easier
for them to understand when a young adult has a lack of
credit history, due to less life experience. Everyone has to
start somewhere. Begin with this secured credit card and
make your payments on time, every month. Good Luck!
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NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer............................... Cmdr. Ellis Bowler
Command Master Chief ............................... CMDCM(SW/SS) Jeff Hudson
Public Affairs Officer ....................................................... M iriam S. Gallet
Assistant Public Affairs Officer....................... ..............Kaylee LaRocque
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McGehee to assume helm of VP-62
By Lt. Cmdr.
VP-62 Public Affairs
C mdr. Sha wn
McGehee will relieve
Cmdr. Scott Fuller
as commanding officer of
VP-62 July 11 at a change
of command ceremony
scheduled for 11 a.m. in
Hangar 117. Commander,
Patrol and Reconnaissance
Wing (CPRW) 11 Capt.
Kyle Cozad, will be the
With the charge "I
relieve you, sir" McGehee
will become the 28th com-
manding officer of the VP-
62 "Broadarrows" which
is under the operational
control of CPRW-11. The
squadron consists of 112
drilling Reservists and 55
full time support person-
nel. Broadarrow Reservists
travel from seven states to
train for operational mis-
sions in support of national
defense and the global war
McGehee, a native of
Arlington, Va., graduated
from the United States
Naval Academy in 1991
with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Aerospace
After completing pri-
mary naval flight officer
(NFO) training in VT-
10 at NAS Pensacola and
advanced navigator train-
ing at Mather AFB, Calif.,
he earned his NFO wings
in 1993. Following P-3C
fleet replacement NFO
training at VP-30 at NAS
Jacksonville, he reported
to the "War Eagles" of VP-
16 for his first fleet tour.
While at VP-16 he served
as maintenance training
officer, public affairs offi-
cer, assistant adminis-
tration department head,
NFO NATOPS officer and
as the primary "Blue Card"
NATOPS instructor for
both the navigator commu-
nicator (NAVCOM) and tac-
Cmdr. Shawn McGehee
tical coordinator (TACCO)
positions. Serving almost
four years with the War
Eagles, he made deploy-
ments to South America,
the Mediterranean and the
North Atlantic in the P-3C
and P-3C Update III.
McGehee reported to
CPRW-11 in 1997 as air-
craft improvement program
(AIP) transition officer.
After completing AIP fleet
introduction training, he led
the Tactical Support Center
training and Command,
Computer and Intelligence
(C4I) upgrades to support
the P-3 community's first
AIP aircraft. He also served
as mission control and eval-
uation officer, operational
control center division offi-
cer, wing safety/NATOPS
officer and as the CPRW-
11 representative on the
Navy acquisition team for
an advanced P-3 aircrew
In 2000, McGehee left
active duty service and
reported to the VP-62
Broadarrows as a Selected
Reservist. He also joined
Airlines as a Jetstream
3200 pilot. In April of 2004,
he joined his current civil-
ian employer, Southwest
Airlines, as a Boeing 737
While at VP-62, he has
served in numerous billets
including long-range plans
Cmdr. Scott Fuller
division officer, assistant
tactics department head
and maintenance depart-
ment head. In 2003, he
accepted active duty for
special work orders, becom-
ing the full-time adminis-
tration department head
and then the full-time
training department head.
He served as primary "Blue
Card" NATOPS instruc-
tor for both the NAVCOM
and TACCO positions and
as the mission command-
er for Combat Aircrew 11,
one of the first four Reserve
AIP aircrews. They were
recognized as the CPRW-
11 Crew of the Quarter fol-
lowing their 2005 detach-
ment in support of U.S.
Central Command. As a
Broadarrow, he has par-
ticipated in detachments
to Puerto Rico, Ecuador,
Hawaii, Italy, Japan and
Qatar supporting numerous
operations including Joint
Endeavor, Noble Eagle,
Enduring Freedom and
McGehee lives in St.
Augustine, with his wife,
Sherry and daughter,
Fuller led the
Broadarrows to become the
first Naval Reserve Force
Patrol Squadron to master
the P-3C AIP platform. As
the most modern, relevant,
squadron in maritime
patrol and reconnaissance
history, the Broadarrows
were the only Reserve P-3
squadron to employ AIP in
three operational theaters
- Atlantic, Southern and
Pacific commands. Under
Fuller's leadership the
Broadarrows provided criti-
cal support to Fleet missions
around the globe, including
Hawaii for RIMPAC 2008.
In 2009 VP-62 participat-
ed in Noble Manta 2009
from Sigonella, Italy and
from Beja, Portugal. VP-62
also provided four combat
aircrews to Comolapa, El
Salvador in support of oper-
ations Carib Shield, Caper
Focus and the Global War
on Terrorism. Fuller has
received orders to OPNAV/
RPN in Washington D.C.
VP-62 is the current
Reserve Patrol Wing recipi-
ent of the Battle Efficiency
Award, and has won the
award from 2005-2008.
VP-62 also was awarded
the 2008 Safety "S" for out-
standing safety and Blue
"M" for medical readiness.
Managing a heavy opera-
tional tempo in 2009, Fuller
led VP-62 to surpass 30
years and more than 94,903
hours of mishap-free opera-
Cmdr. Brian Carpenter
has assumed duty as
executive officer of the
Photo byAWFCS Rachel Durst
NAS Jax personnel and residents throughout the city
watched in awe as a waterspout hovered along the St. Johns
River near the runways of NAS Jacksonville during a summer
thunderstorm June 26. This photo was taken from the VR-58
space at Hangar 1000.
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Surgeon General defines 'master physician' to graduates
By Loren Barnes
NH Jax Public Affairs
In a setting befitting the
physician's "sacred call-
ing," Surgeon General of
the Navy Vice Adm. Adam
Robinson Jr. addressed
guests, graduating resi-
dents and interns at the Jax
Family Medicine Residency
Program graduation June
30 at NAS Jacksonville All
Guests were welcomed
to Naval Hospital Jack-
sonville's 38th graduation
ceremony by Commanding
Officer Capt. Bruce
"This celebrates your hard
work and dedication to excel-
lence and pursuit of lifelong
learning," Gillingham said.
"The time of Navy Medicine
has never been as vital to
the defense of our nation and
it is reassuring to know that
there are men and women
of your caliber who will be
serving around the world
making sure our Soldiers,
Marines, Airmen, Sailors
and Coast Guardsmen are
well cared for."
Robinson recalled the
words of Isaiah when the
prophet was charged by
God to lead the people of
Israel in his name. Isaiah
answered "Here I am Lord,
"To become a doctor, is
to accept one of the high-
est callings in this world,"
Robinson said. "To be
responsible for the health
and well-being of fellow
human beings, to be a con-
fident and a friend during
times of joy and times of
desolation is both an honor
and a burden."
He also reminded them
that the responsibilities
they shoulder are especial-
ly demanding in times of
war and "we truly are in
a time of war." The Surgeon
General also asked for
humility in this life-long
"As you finish your train-
ing although you wish to
heal you can not. You've
been told only God can heal.
But make no mistake about
this you can always help.
You can always be there
for your patients and their
families," he said.
"The spiritual bond we
maintain with our patients
is often the only salve that
is present. This bond is
fragile. This bond is sacred.
This bond must be nurtured
to remain vibrant and effec-
tive," he said. "The physi-
cian who learns this under-
stands the essence of the
healing art. That is the art
of medicine. That person is
truly a master physician."
Graduating Resident Lt.
Natalie Tussey said after
the ceremony that she is
excited, if not a little anx-
Photos by HM3 Jermaine Derrick
Sideboys stand at attention as the colors are presented at the 2009 Family Medicine Residency Program graduation held June
30 at NAS Jacksonville All Saints Chapel.
Class leaders Lt. Adam Sanborn and Lt. Emily Crossman intro-
duce the Surgeon General of the Navy at the Naval Hospital
Jacksonville Family Medicine Residency Program graduation.
ious, about her new assign-
ment to Branch Health
Clinic, Lakehurst N.J. "I
liked what the Surgeon
General said about being
spiritually ready and keep-
ing your family close to you.
That's what is important,"
she said, "that's what keeps
The training program at
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
was initiated as a two-year
program in general practice
in 1963, restructured into a
family medicine residency
in 1969 and granted resi-
dency program approval in
1971 making its graduates
eligible for family medicine
board certification. Full
accreditation from the
on Graduate Medical
Education was granted in
1974. Since 1971, 340 fami-
ly medicine physicians have
graduated. Over 98 percent
of the graduating residents
have obtained board certi-
fication within one year of
graduation. The program is
the oldest and largest of the
four Navy Family Medicine
The 10 graduating resi-
dents were: Lt. Ryan
Brenes, Lt. Sonya Brock,
Lt. Samuel Caoile, Lt.
Emily Crossman, Lt. Cmdr.
Lester, Lt. Cmdr. Ramirez,
Lt. Marisol Reavis, Lt.
Adam Sanborn, Lt. Monique
Smith, Lt. Natalie Tussey.
The 12 interns were: Lt.
Paul Bures, Lt. Orlando
Cabera, Lt. Matt Fitzgerald,
Lt. Remi Lai, Lt. Leslie
Lucas, Lt. Tara O'Connell,
Lt. James Ries, Lt. Randall
Scott, Lt. Dustin Smith,
Lt. James Walton, Lt.
Chrisopher Worley and Lt.
Gillingham also recog-
nized the contributions
of the graduates' families
and the program's fac-
ulty. Singled out were
Capt. Thomas K. Moore,
Family Medicine Program
Department Head, and
Cmdr. Richard W. Sams II,
Family Medicine Residency
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Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Bruce Gillingham present Lt. Natalie Tussey her
Certificate of Residency.
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Members of the St. John's Prep Swimming and Water Polo teams give a cheer during one of
their events. The team has adopted VP-10 as part of the Navy's Adopt-a-Squadron program.
VP-10 'Red Lancers'
By Lt. j.g. Jon Moore
Members of the swimming, div-
ing and water polo teams at St.
John's Prep in Danvers, Mass.
have adopted the VP-10
"Red Lancers" during their
U.S. Central Command.
Students and Sailors alike
will have the opportunity
to share their experiences
promoting patriotism as
well as sustaining the stu-
dents' future interest in
or something. This is much better."
The Red Lancers, one of the oldest mari-
time patrol squadrons in the U.S. Navy,
currently fly their P-3C Orions from bases
in Qatar and Djibouti. While forward
"This is gonna be
cool. I thought we
were going to have to
save the polar bears
or something. This is
St. John's Prep swimmer
St. John's Prep is an all-male Catholic
high school close to the Massachusetts
coast. Most of the young men appeared
exhausted recently after completing their
final exams. They brightened considerably,
though, when they heard the details of our
One swimmer was even heard to com-
ment, "This is gonna be cool. I thought we
were going to have to save the polar bears
deployed, the squadron
is conducting missions in
support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom, maritime secu-
rity operations and anti-
piracy missions to protect
America's maritime inter-
ests in the Arabian Gulf,
Gulf of Oman, the Arabian
Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
"I would like to extend
my gratitude to the St. John's Prep
Swimming, Diving and Water Polo teams
for supporting our squadron during this
deployment," stated VP-10 Executive
Officer Cmdr. Robert Patrick.
"Our Sailors were extremely pleased
when it was announced that St. Johns Prep
and VP-10 would be taking part in this
joint venture. We look forward to the next
few months of learning from each other."
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 9, 2009 5
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NJROTC students from Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra visited the fleet
replacement squadron June 16. Led by retired Master Chief John Duffy, the group visited
VP-30 to learn about the maritime patrol and reconnaissance community, including a
tour of a P-3C Orion. The students also toured the squadron spaces and participated in
demonstrations of aircrew survival gear.
AD2 Jason Lennen of
Miami inspects for
corrosion under the
stabilizer of a P-3C
Orion assigned to VP-
16. Corrosion control
is a regularly scheduled
part of the maintenance
on the aging P-3C
Photo by MC2 Charles White
6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 9, 2009
SA N 551 1wMcLw i f tAPaw
The Fan Zone at the Daytona International Speedway during the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR race.
By Shannon Leonard
MWR Marketing Director
A VFW representative guides a group of NAS Jax Sailors and family members through the pits
during the Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola NASCAR trip.
(From left) AEAA Eric Nazar ofVP-30, ATAN Jennifer Shafer and ATAN Nicholas Warren, both
of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jax, visit the garage to get an inside
look at where the cars are prepped for the race.
Fifty NAS Jacksonville Sailors and fam-
ily members were treated to a trip to
the Subway Jalapeflo 250 Powered by
Coca-Cola NASCAR race July 3. The event
was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign
Wars (VFW) for the second consecutive
Excitement filled the air as the group left
the base aboard a bus and headed south
to the Daytona International Speedway
for a day of action-packed NASCAR rac-
ing. The outing included a VFW private
front stretch chalet, huge buffet, pit tours,
grandstand seating and a gift bag with
VFW racing items and transportation.
Michael Penney, director, National
Military Services explained why the VFW
offers such a wonderful opportunity for our
Sailors. "The biggest percentage of VFW
members are Vietnam veterans who were
treated with disrespect when they came
back from war so many of the veterans
promised to never mistreat Sailors coming
back from war again," he stated. "The VFW
honors that promise by ensuring service
men and women today are provided the
by serving this
We want people
to be aware of
and what we
are doing. What
better way to
ness than by i..
offering a day of
fun at the races
als serving this ATAN Nicholas Warren
country." of the Center for Naval
"The VFW Aviation Technical Training
NASCAR No. Unit Jax, checks out some
33 is driven by NASCAR rims, "I had no
Kevin Harvick. idea the car rims were
Kevin Harvick that wide. That is really
Inc., and the cool," he said.
VFW have a great partnership. Kevin,
his wife, DeLana and Ron Hornaday went
to Walter Reed Army Medical Center
with the commander-in-chief of the VFW
in May and met some wounded warriors.
They sense the need of our service men
and women. Their patriotism makes this a
great partnership," continued Penney.
During pre-race activities in the VFW
chalet, YNC Denise Houltzhower of the
Navy Operational Support Center Jax,
happily won a pass to the Richard Petty
Driving Experience. "This has been awe-
some! My brother has been visiting from
Ohio, and how great to share this experi-
ence with him and my husband," remarked
See RACES. Page 7
(From left) ATAN Anthony Johnson of VP-5,
Greg Steven and ATAA Trenton Clements of
Fleet Readiness Command Southeast, sit on
the Daytona International Speedway at the
Subway Jalapeno 250 Powered by Coca-Cola
(From left) Shannon Leonard, MWR mar-
keting director, ATAA Trenton Clements of
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast and ATAN
Anthony Johnson of VP-5 check out the
Goodyear tire garage.
YNC Denise Houltzhower of Navy Opera-
tional Support Center and VFW represen-
tative John Ilowiecki proudly display the
Richard Petty Driving Experience pass that
Houltzhower won during the pre-race activi-
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 9, 2009 7
Special guest jason Meeks, a cre nmembl)er for Kelin
Hendrick's team and second in command to the cre~t chief,
and Bill\ O'dea, Hendrick's cre nmemnber and spoiler,
talk about their important roles on the Hendrick learn and
answer patrons questions during the pre-race i)arh in the
Sailors lake some photos inside the\ F\W-sponsored chalet during the etent.
AT2 Harry Krips of the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit gets to feel like a race
car driver as he sits in a car driven by Dale Earnhardt Jr.
RACES: The roar of
engines just gels gou hooked'
Special guest Bills O'dea (in ellowi and jason Meeks both of Kelin Hendrick's cre~t, sign
autographs at the VFW-sponsored chalet.
8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 9, 2009
Navy Working Uniform now authorized off base
By MCCS(SW/AW) Bill Houlihan
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Public Affairs
The Navy Working Uniform (NWU)
is now authorized for wear off-base,
during routine stops and at eat-
ing establishments during the prescribed
In NAVADMIN 188/09, Chief of Naval
Operations (CNO), Adm. Gary Roughead,
expanded the occasion for wear policy,
which has been in place for six months.
Roughead consistently stated that the
possibility for changing the policy hinged
upon a timetable driven by the Navy's
Once the leadership mess provided
feedback to Master Chief Petty Officer of
the Navy (MCPON) (SS/SW) Rick West,
indicating that Sailors across the Navy
understood the correct manner to wear
the uniform, it was understood that he
would recommend to CNO and Chief of
Naval Personnel (CNP), Vice Adm. Mark
Ferguson, when the time was right to allow
the uniform off base.
According to West, that time is now.
"Communication from the Force and Fleet
Master Chiefs has been unanimously posi-
tive. Our Sailors are ready to introduce
this uniform to the American public," said
West. "That's what CNO was waiting for
and this decision is a direct result of chief
petty officer (CPO) feedback. It's been sin-
cerely gratifying to be able to watch this
process work as well as it has."
The policy differs from the language in
NAVADMIN 343/08 in that, up to now,
routine stops were not allowed. That meant
Sailors were prohibited from visits to child
care centers, gas stations, brief stops at
convenience stores or banks. Now those
stops are authorized.
"Our Sailors are proud of this uniform,"
said MCPON. "This has been the number
one feedback item from the fleet since I
took office, (Dec. 12, 2008) and they have
not been shy about their wishes to wear
this uniform in town. Our Sailors have
been trained to wear it and will wear it
West underscored the importance of
waiting for the right time to open up the
occasion for wear policy. He said that while
many wondered why the original wear pol-
icy was put in place, it was important to
ensure every Sailor knew how to wear it
before allowing it outside the lifelines of
ships and bases. He also said he kept a
close eye on various regions to see how
aggressive leadership was in training the
fleet to wear the NWU.
"I watched Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
and I saw how the chiefs in that region
were engaged in getting this right from
day one. The training was consistent and
it was effective. They deserve a lot of credit
for the expanded policy, because they did
it the right way in the largest fleet con-
centration area. Leaderships engagement
coupled with Sailor feedback was what
drove this recommendation (to expand the
policy) to CNP and CNO."
The revision includes aligning the NWU
and Camouflage Utility Uniforms (CUUs)
occasion for wear policies and offers more
flexibility than the rules governing the
wear of other working uniforms.
The transition to the NWU will contin-
ue as stipulated in NAVADMIN 343/08.
Multiple regions across the United States
and overseas are still not wearing the
NWU due to distribution constraints, so
West pointed out that the manner of wear
policy is even more critical now as Sailors
transfer to those areas.
"We have people rolling from one region
to another and coming from boot camp,
wearing the NWU. I'm looking to them as
the Sailors who are going to meet the stan-
dards as set forth in the NAVADMIN and
the Uniform Regulations, but more impor-
tantly, I expect the CPO mess to maintain
the standards expected of our high caliber
Sailors," said West.
The NAVADMIN also states that wear
of the NWU/CUU will be restricted inside
the National Capital Region (NCR). Navy
personnel on staffs located in or visiting
the NCR will not be able to wear the NWU
or CCU as their uniform of the day.
"I look forward to seeing the public's
reaction to our new uniform," said West.
"And I know our Sailors are eager to get
out there and show it off."
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
CMDCM(SW) Chris Green is saluted ashore by chiefs and former chiefs as he departs his
retirement ceremony June 26 at the NAS Jacksonville BOQ Pavilion.
Former NAS Jax
CMC retires after
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO
CMDCM(SW) Donald "Chris" Green,
former NAS Jax command master
chief, bid a tearful farewell to his
shipmates June 26 during his retirement
ceremony at the NAS Jax BOQ Pavilion.
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. was the guest speaker.
Green, a native of Middlefield, Ohio is
the son of George and Joie Green and one
of eight children. After graduating from
high school in 1979, Green attended two
years at a community college to study
welding. "One Saturday afternoon, I was
walking past a Navy recruiting office and
just went in and signed up. My whole fam-
ily has a military background and I just
decided it was my time. Plus, the Navy had
an excellent welding program and that's
what I wanted to do," he said.
After boot camp in Great Lakes, Ill.,
Green completed Hull Maintenance
Technician "A" and "C" becoming a nuclear
power plants components welder. His first
tour was on board USS Hunley (AS 31) in
Holy Loch, Scotland. In 1984, he trans-
ferred to USS Canopus (AS 34) homeported
at NSB Kings Bay, Ga. where he worked
on submarines until 1987.
He then attended Instructor "A" School
and Heat Treatment Metals school before
reporting to Naval Submarine School in
Groton, Ct. to teach welding. While there,
Green was promoted to chief petty officer.
In 1990, Green reported to USS Essex
(LHD 2), homeported in San Diego, Calif.
See CMC RETIRES, Page 20
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Jackson retires after 24 years,
awarded Legion of Merit
From NAVFAC Southeast
F ormer Naval
F a cili ties
Southeast Executive Officer
Capt. Mark Jackson was
presented the Legion of
Merit at his retirement cer-
emony at NAS Jacksonville
The Legion of Merit was
awarded to Jackson for his
exceptional leadership and
while skillfully transforming
Navy Public Works Center
Field Activity Southeast,
and NAVFAC's Southern
Division into a unified and
operational Naval Facilities
During his time with
NAVFAC, he artfully led
three integrated product
teams, six construction
contracting offices, and 20
public works departments
across a command com-
prised of more than 1,700
military and civilian per-
sonnel to deliver superior
facility engineering, con-
struction, public works,
and environmental services
to commands in Florida,
Louisiana, Texas, South
Carolina, Puerto Rico and
Photos by Cam Betz NAVFAC Southeast Civil Engineer Corps Officer Capt. Mark Jackson is piped ashore after his
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast June 26 retirement ceremony at NAS Jacksonville. A native of Bozeman, Mont., Jackson served
Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Morton (right), presents in the U.S. Navy for 24 years following the footsteps of his grandfather, father, mother and
Capt. Mark Jackson, NAVFAC executive officer, with the uncle.
Legion of Merit at his retirement ceremony June 26 at NAS
Jacksonville. Jacksonville; public works North, NAS Joint Reserve of the two Battle "E" (Best
Guest speaker Deputy
Chief of Naval Operations
for Fleet Readiness and
Logistics Vice Adm.
Michael Loose spoke highly
of his long friendship with
Loose recounted the
words of family, friends and
co-workers who expressed
their admiration for
"'Absolutely fearless. The
boldest man that I ever met.
I would willingly and eager-
ly follow him anywhere, any
time'," read Loose. "Your
leadership and relentless
commitment to the Navy,
NAVFAC Southeast, and
every duty station that
you have served, has been
You have continuously per-
formed at a heroic level," he
Jackson's Navy career
concluded as NAVFAC
Southeast's executive offi-
cer. His other tours encom-
passed operations offi-
cer, NAVFAC Southeast,
officer, Norfolk, Va.;
production officer, Public
Works Center Norfolk; exec-
utive officer, Naval Mobile
(NMCB) 1; base realign-
ment and closure officer,
CINCPACFLT, Peal Harbor,
Hawaii; officer in charge
(OIC) of Construction/
Resident Officer in Charge
of Construction, East
Pennsylvania Area (includ-
ed four month Individual
Augmentee tour dur-
ing the Bosnian conflict),
Engineering Field Division
Base Willow Grove, Pa.; OIC
Detail Diego Garcia/AOPS/
S2 (deployed to Iraq with
Operation Provide Comfort),
NMCB 133; Fleet Activity
civil engineer, Public
Works Center Subic Bay,
Republic of the Philippines;
officer in training, Public
Works Center, Pensacola,
Fla.; boxing instructor,
Naval Aviation Schools
Command, Pensacola, Fla.;
and Flight School, Naval
Aviation Schools Command,
Of Jackson's various dec-
orations, he is most proud
of Type) and two Peltier
awards (best Navy Seabee
Battalion) he helped NMCB
1 and NMCB 133 achieve.
Jackson bagan his
remarks by reading a fit-
ness report written about
his grandfather's military
service during World War
II. His military roots go
even further as his mother,
father and uncle all served
in the military.
Jackson closed with
countless words of appre-
ciation to those who have
impacted his life and
NEX now sells bank and other prepaid cards
By Kristine Sturkie
T o make shopping at the NEX even
more convenient, customers can
now purchase gift cards from var-
ious businesses and banks including
prepaid wireless minutes, financial cards
from Visa, Master Card and American Loretta Lambert, Navy Exchange Service
Express, Starbucks, Subway and iTunes. Command (NEXCOM) divisional merchan-
These cards are now available for dise manager.
purchase in all NEXs in the continen- "We want to give our customers the con-
tal United States as well as Hawaii. venience of purchasing a variety of gift
"We know that gift cards are a popular cards right here in their NEX."
gift-giving item, especially for our custom- The gift cards will be activated upon
ers who may live far from loved ones," said purchase and scanning at a NEX cash reg-
The financial cards will include a fee
which will automatically ring up when the
card is scanned. The fees range from $3.95
- $6.95 depending on the amount of the gift
The gift and prepaid cards cannot be
returned or refunded.
10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 9, 2009
enhancing and appreciated'
From Page 1
Sailors either deploying or returning from
an IA assignment in order to refine and
streamline the IA process.
"We are committed to listening to the
Sailors out there," said Greenert. "Our goal
is to have a process that is integrated as
part of a Sailor's career so that they know
that duty as an IA doesn't adversely affect
their career, but will in fact, enrich it."
As the IA executive agent, USFF ensures
a streamlined, standardized oversight of all
IA support programs and processes across
the Navy. USFF is also assigned responsi-
bilities as the global force manager for IAs.
After the IA call, several NAS Jax
Sailors spent some one-on-one time with
the admiral during lunch. "I enjoyed hav-
ing lunch with Adm. Greenert because it
gave me a chance to talk with him person-
ally about my IA experience. I felt that
he was very interested in learning how to
make the IA experience better, not only for
the Sailors, but also for the families they
leave behind while on deployment," said
PS1(FMF) Anthony Petry of Navy Region
Southeast Reserve Component Command.
"The meeting with the admiral and our
group of IAs was a great opportunity
for us to express their concerns directly
to the man in charge of the IA program.
We found out that there are many new
ideas in the works to help alleviate IAs
from getting lost in the shuffle when
they leave for deployment," added Petry.
"It is slightly overwhelming to know that
an admiral and a Fleet Forces master chief
would take time out of their busy schedules
to obtain comments, questions and recom-
mendations regarding all our experiences
directly from us. That leaves no room for
buffering or misinterpretation of what we
have to say regardless if it's positive or neg-
ative," said AC1(AW/SW/FMF) Jose Diaz of
NAS Jax Air Operations.
"The issues brought to the table were
important and interesting. I was unaware of
4TH OF JULY:
'We have the watch'
From Page 1
The event, unlike any other holiday
observed in the U.S., gave participants
the opportunity to reflect on the greatness
of this nation and the values that bind
Americans from all walks of life together.
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. delivered the open-
ing remarks and told the guests, "Two hun-
dred and thirty-three years ago today, 56
patriots stated that, 'We mutually pledge
to each other our lives, our fortunes and
our sacred honor.' Ladies and gentlemen,
today, our servicemen and women are
doing the same thing. We have the watch."
"Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines,
and Coast Guardsmen are continuing
to fight for our freedom," Scorby added.
"Just take a look at what the Navy is doing
right now. There are over 50,000 Sailors
on station around the world. More than
14,000 Sailors are boots on the ground
in CENTCOM (U.S. Central Command)
supporting the Army and Marines, which
is 5,000 more than on ships at sea in the
same area of responsibility. Approximately
9,700 Individual Augmentees are deployed
worldwide and 200 of those are from NAS
"Ladies and gentlemen, our NAS Jax
squadrons and personnel are at the pointy
end of the spear. I ask each of you to keep
them in your thoughts and prayers this
weekend as you celebrate Independence
Day," he stated.
Scorby continued, "As Ben Franklin
said at the signing of the Declaration of
Independence, 'We must all hang together
Photos by AWVAN Scott Beach
After visiting Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron Seventy (HSM-70) at NAS Jacksonville,
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert prepares to fly to Naval
Station Mayport in one of the squadron's new MH-60R "Romeo" helicopters June 29.
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert meets with a group of
Individual Augmentees (IA) from NAS Jax and tenant commands during his visit to NAS
Jacksonville June 29. The trip to the Jacksonville area provided Greenert, the Navy's executive
agent for the IA Continuum, a chance to talk with Sailors who have recently, or are about to,
serve on IA tours in support of military operations through out the world.
or we shall
risk ed ,
h think about
It was all
Photos by Miriam S. Gallet Founding
Adriana, 6 (front), and Fathers
Christiana Felder, 8, and their were will-
grandmother, Rosane Felder, ing to do
display their patriotism during all this to
the presentation of the colors ensure our
and the signing of the national u n a lie n -
anthem during the event. "I able rights
like saluting the flag because ofilifeib-
it represents America and my
freedom," said Christiana. erty and
of happiness. Notice that it's the pursuit of
happiness. It's up to us and the freedoms
we have to achieve it."
"Again, as we enjoy our freedoms and cel-
ebrate our Nation's birthday with picnics,
fireworks and other festivities this week-
end, please remember our Soldiers, Sailors,
Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen.
God bless our men and women in uniform,"
One of the guests in attendance was mil-
itary spouse, Stephanie Melson. "We came
out to celebrate our nation's independence,"
exclaimed Melson. "We had to bring our
children at a very young age to this event
so they can appreciate our nation's history
and all that she has to offer."
As part of the "Celebrate America's
Freedom" festivities, a 21-gun salute that
reverberated across the St. Johns River
was presented by the NAS Jacksonville
Weapons Department's 40-mm Saluting
Battery. Members of the Security
Department and their spouses hosted a
barbecue along with games for children of
all ages. A lively musical performance was
provided by the Jim and Jerry's duet.
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VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Anthony
Corapi (left) and Cmdr. James Debold of
Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11, escort
Adm. Jonathan Greenert, commander, U.S.
Fleet Forces Command, during a tour of NAS
Jacksonville's new Hangar 511, home to five
P-3C Orion squadrons.
some of the issues and programs available
that were discussed. Overall, the meeting
was beneficial, enhancing and appreciated."
Greenert also visited the Navy's newest
and largest P-3 Hangar, recently opened
at NAS Jax, which is the new home to five
P-3 Orion squadrons. Three additional P-3
squadrons from NAS Brunswick, Maine will
arrive here next year as they transition to
their new homeport.
During the tour, the admiral was
given a brief by Commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Wing Eleven Chief Staff
Officer Cmdr. Jim Debold who discussed
the impact of the new hangar, the tran-
sition of the NAS Brunswick squadrons
and the future of the maritime patrol and
reconnaissance community including the
P-8 Poseidon aircraft which will eventually
replace the P-3 Orion.
Greenert headed to HSM-70 where he was
met by HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Scott Walsh for a wardroom call and chief
petty officer mess call. The visit provided
the admiral with insight into the challenges
of standing up a new squadron as they tran-
sition to the new MH-60R Romeo helicopter
and move into the new helicopter hangar.
To cap off his tour at NAS Jax, Greenert
was transported to NS Mayport aboard one
of HSM-70's new Romeos.
Members of the NAS Jax Weapons Depart-
ment Saluting Battery fire the cannons during
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Home for Romeos
From Page 1
Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies
Appropriations Subcommittee. "In addition to housing the
five Romeo helicopter squadrons, the hangar project includes
required maintenance support, administration and building
support spaces for each squadron."
"This hangar will provide those who are operating or conduct-
ing maintenance on the new Romeos with the resources they
need to keep the squadrons up and ready," Crenshaw added.
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Townsend
Alexander also praised those involved accomplishing the his-
toric milestone. "It's not easy to pull these things off," Alexander
said to Capt. Doug Morton, commanding officer, Naval Facilities
Command Southeast. "Your team did a fantastic job on this out-
The first squadron to move into the new facility will be HSM-
70, the first squadron at NAS Jacksonville to receive the new
MH-60R helicopters. The squadron was established at NAS Jax
in February 2009.
"More than 10 years ago, the Navy developed the Helicopter
Master Plan, which was an acquisition strategy to develop a
helicopter force that was combat effective, easy to support with
global logistics and provide commonality across the Navy and
Department of Defense. The result of that initiative is the MH-
60R," stated Commander, HSM Wing, U.S. Atlantic Capt. Glenn
Doyle. "It is ,1 -i. .1 to be deployed as either part of the carrier
air wing on an aircraft carrier or in traditional HSL detach-
ments on frigates, destroyers or cruisers."
"It is a common airframe to most of the other helicopters in
the Navy inventory, but the mission systems and weapons sys-
tems present the very cutting edge in i,. h.1.[.., continuing to
provide a tactical .,1 ,,1 i to U.S. Naval Forces. This makes
the MH-60R a special breed of helicopter that is highly capable,
versatile and multi-mission," continued Doyle.
"This $72.3 million hangar complex, like this helicopter, pres-
ents the best in j. 1-.[,.L. and manufacturing and will serve
this station, the HSM Wing and the Navy for years to come."
The 204,931-sq.-foot facility will consolidate five helicopter
squadrons into one hangar resulting in a smaller footprint and
reduced energy costs.
"A project of this magnitude does not happen overnight," said
NAS Jax Public Works Officer Cmdr. Chuck Lewis, who was
the master of ceremony for the event. "Many personnel from the
Navy, both military and DoD civilians played significant roles
in the day-to-day execution of this project ensuring the highest
quality, timely completion and exceptional safety record through
4 11 11. ) man-hours of construction."
"It was truly a partnership that worked closely with the con-
tractor and was able to complete this facility several months in
advance," he added.
Also participating in the event were: Capt. Douglas Morton,
commanding officer, Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Southeast; Ronald Hausmann, president of Waldridge Aldinger
Construction Company; Bob Buehn, chief of Military Affairs,
Veterans and Disabled Services Division; Ken Johnson, repre-
senting Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.); Michelle Barth, represent-
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
The official party renders honors during the national anthem
at the ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Helicopter
Hangar 1122 at NAS Jacksonville June 30. From left, Lt. Cmdr.
Paul Anderson, Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) Wing, U.S.
Atlantic command chaplain; Ken Johnson, representative for
Congresswoman Corrinne Brown (D-FL); Ronald Hausmann,
president, Waldridge Construction Company; Adele Griffin,
representative for Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL); Congressman
Ander Crenshaw (R-FL); Rear Adm. Townsend Alexander,
commander, Navy Region Southeast; Capt. Jack Scorby, NAS
Jacksonville commanding officer; Michelle Barth, represen-
tative for Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL); Capt. Glenn Doyle, com-
mander, Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing, U.S. Atlantic; Bob
Buehn, City of Jacksonville chief of Military Affairs, Veterans
and Disabled Services Division; and Cmdr. Gerald Felder,
NAS Jacksonville command chaplain.
Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) and Commander, Navy
Region Southeast Rear Adm. Townsend Alexander share a
laugh as they cut the ribbon to officially open the Helicopter
Hangar 1122 at NAS Jacksonville June 30. Looking on from
left, NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby
Jr., Crenshaw, Alexander, City of Jacksonville Chief of Military
Affairs Veterans and Disabled Services Division Bob Buehn
and Commander, Helicopter Martitime Strike Wing, U.S.
Atlantic Capt. Glenn Doyle.
ing Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); Adele Griffin, representing Sen.
Mel Martinez (R-Fla.); and HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr.
The invocation and blessing of the hangar was delivered
by HSM Wing Atlantic Command Chaplain (Lt. Cmdr.) Paul
Anderson. NAS Jacksonville Command Chaplain (Cmdr.)
Gerald Felder delivered the benediction. Navy Band Southeast
performed the national anthem and other patriotic music.
From Page 1
was selected as an aero-
space engineering duty offi-
cer (AEDO). He was also
selected as "Test Pilot of
the Year" for the Naval Air
Warfare Center, Weapons
Division in 1995.
Sohl's first assignment as
an AEDO was to the Naval
Aviation Depot, North
Island, Calif., working as
the deputy program manag-
er for the F/A- 18 program.
In August 1998, he
reported to the Joint Strike
Fighter Program Office
in Crystal City, Va., first
as the executive assistant
to the director, then as a
member of the JSF Source
He reported to USNTPS
as executive officer in
August 2001 and subse-
quently assumed command
of the school in April 2003.
After leaving the USNTPS
in January 2005, Sohl vol-
unteered for a six-month
tour in Afghanistan.
After deployment he
returned to Patuxent River,
Md., where he was assigned
as the Government Flight
Test Director of the new
presidential helicopter, VH-
71A. During this tour, he
was slated for command
of the FRCSE. Sohl has
logged more than 3,100
flight hours in more than
30 types of aircraft.
Matthews assumed com-
mand of FRCSE in August
2007, and has been nomi-
nated for appointment to
the rank of rear admiral.
His tenure as commanding
officer includes many nota-
ble achievements including:
* Chief of Naval Operations
(CNO) and Secretary of the
Navy (SECNAV) Environmental
Pollution Prevention Team Award
(Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)
NAVAIR and CNO Aviation
* SECDEF Performance Based
Logistics (PBL) Award for ALR-
* SECDEF Maintenance Award
- Site Mayport
Shingo Silver Medallion for
Operational Excellence F/A-18
CBR+ Aircraft Program
* Shingo Bronze Medallion for
Operational Excellence EA-6B
* Florida Association of Blood
Banks Donor Group Award;
Best Blood Drives in the state of
* Lockheed Martin Corporation
Electronics Systems STAR
the First Coast Manufacturers
* Rockwell Collins PBL Award for
F/A-18 Cockpit Displays
According to Matthews,
his tour as command-
ing officer has been very
rewarding. "Leading the
outstanding men and
women of FRCSE has been
the most rewarding privi-
lege of my 27 years in the
Navy," he said.
As Matthews prepares to
pass the baton, his confi-
dence in his executive offi-
cer is clear, "Capt. Paul
Sohl is extremely well suit-
ed to take command, and
he will continue the legacy
of greatness that FRCSE
is renowned for," stated
FRCSE is one of six Fleet
Readiness Centers com-
missioned by the Navy to
perform in-depth overhaul,
repair, and modification of
aircraft, engines, and aero-
FRCSE is the largest ten-
ant command on the base
and the largest industrial
employer in the Northeast
Fla., and Southeast Ga.,
with a workforce of nearly
4,600 military, civil service
and contract personnel.
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Hospital corpsman receives 'Gung Ho' award
By Marsha Childs
NHJ Public Affairs
Medal of Honor
HM2(FMF) Gilbert Corpuz
with the Jacksonville
Semper Fidelis Society's
Gung Ho Award at a June
17 ceremony commemorat-
ing the 111th anniversary
of the Navy Hospital Corps
in Atlantic Beach, Fla.
The award is presented to
Marines and Navy corpsmen
assigned to Marine units
who demonstrate personal
integrity, tenacity and self-
discipline an individual
who puts aside his own self
interests for the good of his
Corpuz was recognized
for his outstanding ser-
vice while assigned to the
U.S. Marines in support
of Commander Joint Task
from September 2007 to
"The Marines treated me
well. They treated me as one
of their own," he said.
Navy Corpsmen who serve
with the Marines must dem-
onstrate their commitment
to caring for their fellow
brothers in arms. Corpuz
quickly earned the respect
of his comrades in arms and
the title of "Doc."
To sharpen his field medi-
cal skills, Corpuz attended
Field Medical Service School
2003 at Camp Lejeune,
N.C. and deployed to Al
Anbar Province, Fallujah,
Iraq in 2005 for eight
months in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was tasked with estab-
lishing a battalion aid sta-
tion and teaching basic first
aid and trauma care to Iraqi
That tour helped prepared
Corpuz for his Afghanistan
deployment. He also quali-
fied on eight weapons sys-
tems and took additional
training to become proficient
in 24 combat skills.
"My main job was to train
up 15 Afghan National Army
medics in basic first aid and
combat lifesaving courses,"
His unit accompanied the
Afghan medics on several
medical and humanitarian
assistance missions to pro-
vide medical aid, food cloth-
ing, cooking utensils and
"It was also a great expe-
rience to work with the
Afghan Army and interact
with all the people," he said.
"I love the operational side
These missions gave the
Afghan Army "face time"
with the locals. "We backed
them up and provided secu-
rity," Corpuz said.
As a member of a Marine
unit, Corpuz is also a trained
rifleman. His unit provid-
ed safe passage for 95 con-
voys throughout Nangarhar
Province spanning 16,000
square miles of rugged ter-
rain. He recalled one har-
rowing ambush while work-
ing in the Pech Valley, a
hostile zone surrounded by
mountains about 50 miles
from the Pakistan boarder.
"We were on a convoy in a
Humvee. I was the "A" gun-
ner sitting in the back seat.
We took machine gun fire
and rocket propelled gre-
Corpuz returned fire for
more than 30 minutes. His
unit called in additional
firepower, mortars, from a
nearby camp. The ambush
was suppressed resulting in
a successful mission with no
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He said he was never
afraid during these skir-
mishes and attributes it to
'muscle' memory. "It's what
we train for," he added.
Corpuz has maintained
contact with his Marine
friends. "I was told it is the
best team in the world the
Navy and Marine Corps
team," he said.
For the Marines, he was
a battle buddy, a comrade
in arms, and a person who
could be trusted and counted
on to get the mission done.
Corpuz currently works at
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Department as a general
Since its establishment on
June 17, 1888, the Hospital
Corpsman rating is the
most decorated in the U.S.
Navy with 22 Medals of
Honor, 174 Navy Crosses,
31 Distinguished Service
Medals, 946 Silver Stars and
1,582 Bronze Stars awarded.
The Jacksonville Semper
Fidelis Society is a philan-
thropic not-for-profit mili-
Navy Hospital Corpsman
HM2(FMF) Gilbert Corpuz
(right) provides hands-on
training for two Afghan Army
medics on how to properly
secure and transport patients
with head and spine injuries.
tary auxiliary organization
for honorably discharged
Marines, Navy Corpsmen
and Navy personnel
assigned to Marine units.
For more information, visit
the Web site at www.jaxs-
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Paul McLaughlin at (904)
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to participate in
sexual assault study
By Bruce Moody
Fleet and Family Support Program, Commander,
Navy Installations Command
The Navy encourages active-duty
Sailors to participate in a sexual
assault study to assess the effective-
ness of the Navy's Sexual Assault Victim
Intervention (SAVI) program.
The Office of the Naval Inspector General
(IG) is conducting the survey, which is
available at www.ig.navy.mil/sastudy.htm.
The survey was designed for active-duty
personnel, is confidential, anonymous, and
will be available for participation through
Naval IG teams are also visiting instal-
lations around the fleet through the end of
September. As part of the visits, they are
facilitating focus group discussions to gain
more insight from a fleet perspective, about
the occurrences and command support dur-
ing incidences of sexual assault. Each focus
group will be composed of a cross-section of
personnel and consist of approximately 20
people from various rank categories.
The Navy's SAVI Program is man-
aged by Commander, Navy Installations
Command's Fleet and Family Support
Program. The Fleet and Family Support
Program manages a wide variety of pro-
grams, including SAVI. These programs
enhance Sailor readiness and family pre-
paredness, directly contributing to mission
The Navy is the first of the armed ser-
vice to have a dedicated program for sexual
assault awareness, prevention, and inter-
vention. Established in 1994, the program
has recently shifted more focus toward
prevention and is incorporating new initia-
tives based on civilian best practices and
"Sexual assault is a crime and will not
be tolerated," said Paul Finch, SAVI's pro-
gram manager. "It is a criminal act, incom-
patible with the Navy's core values; it dra-
matically affects morale and operational
readiness. Senior leadership is committed
to an effective and responsive SAVI pro-
gram in order to ensure prevention, qual-
ity victim care and response and to holding
In working toward this commitment, the
Navy is sustaining a robust sexual assault
prevention and response policy, identify-
ing and eliminating barriers to reporting,
ensuring that care is available and acces-
sible to victims of sexual assault, and pro-
viding continuous, relevant, and effective
training and education to all service mem-
bers. All Navy commands have a 24/7 sex-
ual assault response capability focused on
victim support. Commanders ensure that
female and male sexual assault victims (or
survivors) have access to the assistance
and resources to meet their needs and to
provide a safe and professional work envi-
NAVFAC looks for new
energy saving technology
From NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs
Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
hosted its Quarterly
Partnership Meeting June 24 at
NAS Jacksonville, where seven
vendors presented energy con-
servation products to NAVFAC
Southeast personnel working
in the facilities, engineering
and public works departments
throughout the region.
"The purpose of the Quarterly
Partner-ship Meeting is to provide
private sector companies the oppor-
tunity to share best practices, prod- /
ucts and capabilities with NAVFAC
Southeast," said Melynda Tilley,
NAVFAC Southeast electrical engi-
neer and organizer of the event.
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to reduce heating and cooling
Tilley added, "The pri-
mary focus is on innovations
that provide energy savings,
reduced lifecycle costs and sus-
tainability. NAVFAC Southeast
is taking great strides to remain
current on technology advancement
in energy conservation and sustain-
ability for capital improvement and
Lee Merrill, utilities and energy
management product line coordina-
tor for NAVFAC Southeast, offered
closing remarks on the impor-
tance of applying the '3 Es' (Energy,
Encroachment and Excess footprint) in
order for energy strategies to work.
Photo by Kari Hansen
Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville (FISCJ) Commanding Officer Capt.
Karl Rau (left), and Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE)
Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Morton sign a memorandum of agreement June 25
outlining the terms and conditions of the Oct. 1, 2009, transfer of purchase material
management functions from NAVFAC SE to FISCJ. FISCJ, the single point provider of sup-
ply chain and logistics products and services for Navy Region Southeast, is receiving
NAVFAC SE logistics functions at nine sites across the region.
Warmowski memorial ride July 12
From staff [
oin Team Navy Jax
cycling team, the
North Florida Bicycle
Club, family and friends
on July 12 at 8 a.m. in
celebrating the life of Lt.
Cmdr. Jim Warmowski,
a former NAS Jax officer
who was tragically struck
and killed by an intoxicat-
ed driver July 14, 2002.
Cmdr. Warmowski was
riding his bicycle on US
17, south of Green Cove
Springs, training for a tri-
The 22.4-mile memorial
ride will have a leisurely
pace, followed by 42- or
34-mile options after the
The ride will start at
the Fleming Island Winn
Dixie parking lot on CR
220 and head south 11
miles to the spot where he
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Common ingredients produce hours of summer fun
By Kay Blakley
DeCA home economist
Photo courtesy of Congressman Crenshaw's office
Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.)(right) pres-
ents Master Sgt. Jerry Morgan with the Meritorious
Service Medal for serving more than 30 years in the
U.S. Army, as retired Army Sgt. Pennington looks on.
Morgan's nomination for the award had been filed
with the Army more than 20 years ago, but had not
been completed. Crenshaw forwarded paperwork
to the Army in June 2008 and happily presented the
award to Morgan during the Greater Jacksonville Area
USO Council Board meeting at the NAS Jax Officers'
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can stir together a recipe of melon
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Let the older children have some
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fun dishes like incredible edible veg-
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The Association of Aviation Ordnancemen Chapter
9 participated in their quarterly Adopt-a-Highway
Road clean-up on Blanding Boulevard June 20. The
association meets the third Thursday of each month
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Caring for Kids
Tweens and teens practice diapering baby mannequins
during a Caring for Kids class sponsored by the NAS Jax
Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) and Memorial
Healthcare June 20. The class teaches youths ages 11-18
about babysitting skills, CPR and other safety issues. Topics
included: how to land a babysitting job, cooking, bathing
children, how to answer the phone and how to change a
diaper. After seven hours of instruction, each participant
was certified as a babysitter. "With the deployments that
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class increases family readiness and gives young people the
confidence they need to become successful babysitters,"
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farewell to Ferdon
From VP-30 Public Affairs
A MC(AW/SW) Donald
Ferdon was piped
A over the side June
12 in celebration of his
22-year Navy career. The
guest speaker was retired
Pregler, former command
master chief of VS-22 at
NAS Cecil Field.
A native of Pontiac, Mich.,
Ferdon enlisted in the Navy
in May 1988. After complet-
ing recruit training at Great
Lakes, Ill., Ferdon attend-
ed Aviation Structural
Mechanic "A" school in
Millington, Tenn. His first
operational squadron was
VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville,
from where he deployed to
Bermuda, NAS Sigonella,
Italy and Keflavik, Iceland.
In 1992, he reported to
HS-1 and was assigned to
the airframes shop perform-
ing maintenance on the H-3
Sea King and H-60 Seahawk
aircraft. He advanced to sec-
ond class petty officer and
qualified as collateral duty
Photos courtesy of VP 30
AMC(AW/SW) Donald Ferdon, left, receives the national
ensign from ATCS(AW) Brantley Altman during the cer-
quality assurance inspector.
Ferdon then reported to
VS-22 and was assigned to
the airframes and corrosion
control shops. Upon advanc-
ing to first class petty offi-
cer, he joined the line divi-
sion as leading petty officer.
He also took part in numer-
ous detachments, as well as
two deployments, on board
USS Theodore Roosevelt
and USS Enterprise.
Ferdon received orders
to Commander, Helicopter
Wing Atlantic Fleet
(CHSWL) for shore duty as
an airframes advisor for all
east coast HS squadrons. A
few of his many responsi-
bilities at CHSWL, involved
working directly with gov-
AMC(AW/SW) Donald Ferdon of VP-30 is piped ashore with his wife, Teresa, and their chil-
dren, Matt, Logan and Britt, at the conclusion of his June 12 retirement ceremony.
ernment contractors provid-
ing materials and training
to squadron personnel, as
well as performing pre/post
deployment squadron readi-
He was promoted to chief
petty officer before transfer-
ring to HS-7 in November
2002, where he was assigned
as airframes branch lead-
ing chief petty officer
(LCPO). He soon moved
into the maintenance con-
trol division, and deployed
twice on board USS Harry
S. Truman in support of
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was also part of detach-
ments on board USS George
Washington, USS Theodore
Roosevelt and the USS
Ferdon started his last
assignment at VP-30 in
August 2006 as airframes
branch LCPO with more
than 90 Sailors in his
charge. For the past two
years, he worked in main-
tenance control direct-
ing aircraft maintenance
efforts and qualifying newly
assigned personnel to certify
aircraft "safe for flight."
In his closing statement,
Ferdon thanked the men
and women he worked with
through the years. He and
his wife, Teresa, have three
children, Matt, Logan and
Cooper retires from NOSC after 22 years
YN1 Yvette Cooper of
(NOSC) Jacksonville cel-
ebrated her 22-year career
in a ceremony held at the
NAS Jax BOQ Pavilion
The presiding officer
for the ceremony was Lt.
Willie Brisbane of NOSC
A native of Boston, Mass.,
Cooper joined the Navy in
June 1988. After Yeoman
"A" school, she reported
to the Bureau of Naval
Personnel in January 1989.
In August 1994, she
enlisted in the Training
Administration of Reservist
program and was advanced
to yeoman third class. She
subsequently reported to
the VP-66 "Liberty Bells"
in Willow Grove, Pa., where
she advanced to yeoman
In January 1998, Cooper
reported to the Reserve
Training Center and served
as the administrative
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NMSC Facilities Department
for joint-service collaboration
By MC1 (SW) Arthur De La Cruz
Navy Medicine Support Command Public Affairs
Navy Medicine Support Command
(NMSC) Facilities Department
was one of the winners of the 2008
Department of Defense Value Engineering
Achievement (VEA) Awards at a ceremony
held at the Pentagon June 17.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Louisville District, nominated the Wright-
Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB)
Human Performance Wing Project (HPWP)
Team for a special VEA award given by
the DoD. NMSC's Facilities Department
and the Naval Aerospace Medical Research
Laboratory (NAMRL) staff were a part of
that HPWP team.
"The award is for one of the BRAC (Base
Realignment and Closure) projects we're
managing: the HPWP in Ohio and the
NAMRL relocation that's currently in
Pensacola," said Michael Plante, NMSC's
facilities director. "I've personally been
involved in the project since March of 2005
with the original BRAC announcement."
"But the coordinator has been NMSC
Facilities Project Officer Lt. Paul Benoit
and the NAMRL staff headed by Cmdr.
Rita Simmons. Though it's my name on the
actual plaque, they're the ones who should
be recognized for this because it really is a
very significant team effort, and the award
should be a Navy team award," he contin-
NAMRL was designated by the BRAC
commission to co-locate with the Air Force
at WPAFB as part of the BRAC 2005
action. This move not only brought the
From Naval Hospital jax Public Affairs
Are your children enrolled in
TRICARE Prime at Family Med-
icine at Naval Hospital Jackson-
Do they need a school physical because
they are entering school for the first time
or changing schools? Do they need a physi-
cal to participate in a school-sponsored
If you answered "yes" to any of the above,
then you need to schedule a physical exam.
Appointments for physical will be
available starting the first week of July
on Tuesday and Wednesday and may be
scheduled by calling Central Appointments
at (904) 542-4677.
Be sure to bring your child's immuniza-
tion record and any required school forms
to the appointment. This may include
items such as the sports physical form or
any school specific forms for medications
that the child may require.
Several immunizations are required for
pre-school and school-aged children. All
children up to the age of six should have
received hepatitis B; tetanus, diphthe-
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Navy to Ohio. It also closed and moved the
Air Force Mesa research site from Arizona,
and the Brooks City-Base activity from
The project was selected for the award
for the Navy, Air Force and Army collab-
orative use of value engineering.
Value engineering is a systematic process
of function analysis to identify actions that
reduce cost, increase quality and improve
mission capabilities across the entire spec-
trum of DoD systems, processes and orga-
The Value Engineering Awards Program
is an acknowledgment of exemplary
achievements and encourages additional
projects to improve in-house and contrac-
tor productivity. Award winners from each
DoD component are eligible for selection
in the following five categories: program/
project, individual, team, organization and
contractor. Additional "special" awards are
given to recognize innovative applications
or approaches that expand the traditional
scope of value engineering use.
"The point of BRAC is to save money
through collaboration, and the intent of
this collaboration was to put scientists with
like concepts and like ideas from both the
Navy and Air Force in close proximity of
one another to help foster new ideas, which
is exactly what this has done," said Plante.
"When you put things together, you don't
only gain efficiencies from a building per-
The end cost for this BRAC project came
to $195 million. And thanks to collabora-
tive value engineering, the overall project
saved $45 to $50 million.
Photo courtesy NH Jax
Nurse Linda Hightower vaccinates Daniel
Latasa as part of his school physical in this
ria and pertussis (Tdap); polio; measles,
mumps, rubella (1NI1 ,1 varicella; hepatitis
A and meningococcal vaccines.
Pre-teen girls are now encouraged to
receive the Gardisil vaccine. Junior high
and high school children may require some
of the vaccines administered to grade
school children and scheduled doses of
Tdap, Gardisil, and Meningococcal vac-
cines depending upon their documented
Children should dress in shorts, short-
sleeved, loose fitting T-shirts, and girls
should wear a sports bra.
The above schedule applies to the Family
Medicine Clinic only.
If your child is enrolled in the Pediatrics
Clinic please call Central Appointments at
542-4677 for more information.
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AUTO SKILLS CENTER
Call 542-3227 for information.
Call 542-3493 for information.
Free Bowling for active duty
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
Saturday Night Extreme Bowling
7-9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. midnight
$11 per person, includes shoe rental
Family Day Special
11 a.m. 5 p.m. $1.25 games
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
Wednesday Night Challenge League at 7
Book your birthday & command events at
80 Days of Summer at NAS Freedom
Lanes, Now through September 6
Free games all summer long for youth
bowlers 17 years of age and younger until
Give-a-ways throughout the summer for
Grand prize drawings on September 12 for
Grand Prize SeaWorld passes for four
and two nights stay at a Westgate Resorts
property in Orlando, FL.
1st Runner Up Wild Adventures Theme
Park for two days for four and two nights
stay at the Hawthorn Suites in Valdosta,
2nd Runner Up Daytona 500 Experience
passes for four and two nights stay at the
Daytona Beach Courtyard by Marriott
Some restrictions apply. See tickets for
THE ZONE COMPLEX
Call 542-3521 for information.
Texas Hold'em Tournaments
Budweiser Brew House
Monday & Thursday 7 p.m.
Zone gift certificates awarded!
Budweiser Brew House
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Budweiser Brew House
Wednesday & Friday
7:30 p.m. until close
Monday F-id. i
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m., 10 games, $1 per card
Enjoy lunch while you play!
FREE UFC 100 PAY-PER-VIEW Event
July 11 at the Budweiser Brew House
Show starts at 10 p.m.
Food and drink specials!
FITNESS & AQUATICS
Call 542-2930 for information.
Family Fitness Center
Located above the Youth Center Gym
Monday Frid.Li1y, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 4 -7 p.m.
Work out while your children enjoy the
Aquatics Swim Madness Program
Going on now through Aug. 1
Win great prizes!
Outdoor Pool is open!
Tuesday Saturday (11 a.m. -
Sunday (1-5 p.m.)
Call 542-3318 for information.
Rascal Flatts with Darius Rucker
July 23, 8 p.m.
$85 per person
Jacksonville Veteran's Memorial Arena
Hall of Fame Combo Tickets
Includes Hall of Fame, IMAS and putting
World Golf Village $17
Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team
Homeplate Box $11 adult, $10.50 child/senior
Reserved $8 adult, $7.50 child/senior
General Admission $5 adult, $4.50 child/senior
$21 per person, includes everything but
Paintball with military ID $12, without
AMC Gold Experience Movie Theater tick-
ets now on sale.
No restrictions use for any show, any
time! Only $8.
Jacksonville Jaguar Tickets go on sale at
ITT on July 15 at 9 a.m.
Section 147 $58.25 per person
Summer Waves in Georgia
$15 adult and child
Adventure Landing (Beach Blvd.)
Dry pass $21
Wet pass $20
Combo pass $32
LIBERTY COVE RECREATION
Trips, activities and costs may be restricted
to El-E6 single or unaccompanied active
duty members. Call 542-3491 for informa-
Offspring and Sum 41 Concert
St. Augustine Amphitheater
$15 per person
Orlando Universal Studios Trip
July 24 & 25
$50 includes lodging and transportation
Free movies normally scheduled at the
Navy Gateway Inns and Suites Conference
Room are canceled due to low customer
response in attending. For additional
information, please call 542-3112.
NAS JAX GOLF CLUB
Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
Military Appreciation Days at NAS Jax
New rates! $15 per person, includes cart &
July 21 for active duty.
Today & July 23 for retirees and DoD per-
Dog Days of Summer at NAS Jax Golf
Play 18-holes with cart for $20 after 2
Monday and Thursday
Junior Summer Golf Clinic
Session 3, July 20-24, ages 11 17
Monday Frd.i.,y, 8:30-10:30 a.m.
$95 per week-long session
Register now at the golf course
Sunday Brunch now at Mulligan's, 10 a.m.
0-CLUB & T-BAR
For information on booking command or
private functions at the O'Club or T-Bar,
call the Officers' Club main office, 542-
T-Bar Social Hours
Monday Frd.i.y, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
MULBERRY COVE MARINA
Free Kayak & Canoe Rental
Every Thursday for active duty
Skipper "B" Sailing Classes
$150 per person
July 31, Aug. 1, 2, 8 & 9
Sept. 4, 5, 6, 12 & 13
Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club Intramural
First Wednesday of July & August
Free use of your MWR Mulberry Cove
Marina Flying Scot sailboats
Before & After School Registration
July 14 at 9 a.m.
Fees based on income.
NAS JAX FLYING CLUB
For more information, call 777-8549/6035.
Private Pilot Ground School
July 20 Aug. 26
$450 per person
Includes instruction and books
CHILD DEVELOPMENT HOMES
For more information, call 542-5381.
Be your own boss!
Provide quality childcare in your home.
Become a Navy Child Development Home
The following sport leagues are open to all NAS Jax active duty,
command DoD personnel and selective reservists. Stop by base gym
to obtain required paperwork or call 542-2930.
* Captain's Cup 7-on-7 Flag Football League (forming)
* Captain's Cup Wiffle Ball League
* Captain's Cup Kickball League
The following sport leagues are open to NAS Jax active duty, selective
reservists, command DoD and DoD contractor personnel. Stop by
base gym to obtain required paperwork or call 542-2930.
* Captain's Cup Badminton League
Sports Officials & Scorekeepers Needed
North Florida Military Officials Association needs individuals to
officiate basketball, soccer, softball, football, volleyball and wrestling
at NAS Jax. Experience not required.
2009 Hole-in-One Watch
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* Fred Major, Feb. 15 Hole No. 9, Blue Course, 127 yards, pitching
* Mike Brogan, March 12 Hole No. 3, Red Course, 156 yards, 3
* Luis Febus, May 25 Hole No. 9, Blue Course, 136 yards, 9 Iron
For more information, call MWR Sports Coordinator Bill Bonser at
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Long-distance relationships Disasters: Not 'if' but
By Chaplain (Lt.) Justin Top .
There is great news for
those who are or will
be experiencing sepa-
ration. Recent research has
shown that long distance
relationships have as good
a chance at being successful
as other relationships.
Dr. Gregory Guldner con-
cluded in 2006 that there is
no connection between dis-
tance or frequency of contact
and the success of long dis-
It matters more how a
couple interacts than how
often. In a way, separation
can actually be beneficial
to a relationship because it
forces the couple to strength-
en areas of their relationship
that may not get much atten-
There are several things
you can do to help your
relationship grow stronger
through separation. Here
are just a few -u...,.-liin.
based on research.
Send mail The number
one factor linked to success-
ful long distance relation-
ships is sending 'snail mail'
letters. Email and text mes-
sages don't have the same
effect. By writing letters
and sending packages you
provide physical evidence
of your commitment to the
Control phone conver-
sations If you don't know
what you are doing, phone
conversations can cause a
lot of frustration. Control
what you talk about and how
often. Many people believe
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fire season on the
west coast a n d
is affecting the Midwest. It's time to be prepared for
what may come our way this summer and fall.
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and medical personnel are finite in their numbers
and abilities. Federal support may not arrive for three
days or more so we must take personal responsibil-
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and your family. The good news is it is not difficult. A
disaster plan involves three main areas: (1) a commu-
nication plan, (2) a disaster kit and (3) an evacuation
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a family member or friend outside your local area in
which to call to 'report in.' Often phone lines (includ-
ing cell phones) are swamped in the affected area.
By contacting grandma in Phoenix or Aunt Delia in
Pittsburgh, all family members can report in and
determine who needs help.
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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. presents let- CMDCM(SW) Chris Green and his mother, Joie Green look over her letter of
ters of appreciation to Charles and Christon Green during their father, appreciation presented by NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. at
CMDCM(SW) Chris Green's retirement ceremony June 26. the ceremony.
CMC RETIRES: Green says goodbye after 28 years
From Page 8
as part of the pre-commis-
sioning and commissioning
crew. "We were designed to
transit the Panama Canal
and were the first LHD
to demonstrate that abil-
ity. After our first cruise, I
wanted to stay on sea duty
there, but the Navy sent me
back to Groton for another
tour," Green stated.
From 1995-98, Green
worked at Naval Submarine
Support Facility in Groton,
where he was promoted
to master chief. In 1998,
he was selected for the
Command Master Chief
Green's first tour as a
command master chief was
on board USS Moosebrugger
(DD 980) at NS Mayport
where he completed two
deployments before decom-
missioning the ship. "In
2000, I transferred to
Naval Hospital Charleston,
but two years later I ter-
minated my shore duty. I
went to USS Estocin (FFG
15), but it was only for six
months, and then we tran-
sitioned her to the Turkish
Navy," Green recalled. He
then transferred to USS
Philippine Sea (CG 58) as
command master chief.
Green reported to NAS
Jacksonville as command
master chief in January
2005. Three years later,
he volunteered for a one-
year individual augmen-
tee tour to U.S. Naval
Central Command Forward
where he served as the
senior enlisted Navy mem-
ber responsible for the
well-being of approximately
As for his most memora-
ble tours, Green has many.
"I will always remember
Holy Loch, Scotland, it
defined a lot of us as hull
technicians and the type
of Sailors we would be. I
loved being an instructor,
a really rewarding job, plus
I made chief. The Essex
was my first combatant.
All my tours as a command
master chief (CMC), clos-
ing out a career with a tour
in Afghanistan and being
the CMC of NAS Jax, they
have all been wonderful!"
"The men and women
in our armed services are
some of the finest individu-
als I've ever met in my life.
They are a cut above. They
live by core values and
go into harm's way every
day. There is not one thing
going on in this world today
that our Navy is not touch-
SPOUSE'S PERSPECTIVE: Not 'if,' but 'when'
From Page 19
needs to be part of that communication
plan: 1-877-414-5358, otherwise known
as the Navy Family Assessment and
Accountability System (NFAAS). Put this
number in your wallet and program it into
your cell phone.
Step two is the disaster kit. The Navy's
Operation Prepare Web site has great
information for you and your family. Log
on to https://www.cnic.navy.mil/cnic_hq_
site/OpPrepare/index.htm for resources
and information to build an emergency kit
for your family with specific information
for your geographical region.
The Red Cross site: http://www.redcross.
org/services/prepare also offers great info
for your disaster kit. Remember to assem-
ble these items in a closet or area that
everyone knows. Make readiness a family
Remember the motto, "Three days, three
ways." Be prepared to survive for three
days and have three ways to evacuate your
home and neighborhood.
Navy families should register before
disaster at https://www.navyfamily.
navy.mil/. This is the NFAAS system that
enables the Department of the Navy to
assist each family affected by a national
disaster/crisis or a personal situation, as
well as IA's and their families. Logon to the
site and complete the registration informa-
tion. In an emergency you may either call
the toll free number (1-877-414-5358) or
logon to update your status and indicate
your needs if any. A case manager will
be assigned and proper resources will be
brought to bear to meet your needs from
an ambulance to a chaplain.
Assemble a "readiness binder," folder or
backpack with important papers (copies)
that can be easily grabbed as you dash out
the door. Include a copy of your most recent
orders, copies of driver licenses, military
IDs, medical information (medications and
dosages), all account numbers (bank, credit
card, insurance policies), birth certificates
and marriage license to name a few. And
tuck into this same binder some cash. Put
away $15 per pay period for one year and
you will have $360 for gas, hotel, food and
other expenses in case you cannot access
your bank account immediately.
We hear about disaster preparedness
often. The tendency is to let it go with-
out action. Make disaster preparedness a
summer activity for you and your family.
Please send me any ideas, tips or resources
you used for your disaster plan.
Questions or comments for Beth? Drop
her a note at email@example.com
or check out her Internet talk show for
Navy spouses, Navy Homefront Talk, at
ing in some way. When you
run into a parachute rig-
ger in Afghanistan running
intel for a PRT site, that
shows you the diversity of
our Sailors. What they are
doing on the decks of ships
in the Persian Gulf or in
the North Atlantic or South
America continuously puts
them in a dangerous envi-
ronment. It's truly an honor
to wrap up my years of ser-
vice as a Sailor, and I will
always be a Sailor," said
"I will really miss work-
ing with all the wonderful
people who've crossed my
path. I will also miss watch-
ing the sunrise or sunset
from the deck while at
sea," he added. "I will miss
helping the junior Sailors
reach their full potential.
My advice to them is to fol-
low the Navy's Core Values,
know your rate and know
it well. And, always do the
right thing no matter how
hard it may be. Sailors
need and want to be led; do
not be afraid to step up and
lead, but be fair, firm and
Green will continue to
reside in the Jacksonville
area. He has two sons,
Charles and Christon.
By AEC Raymond Derrick
CNATTU Jax PAO
The Center for Naval
Gold Team, took top hon-
ors for the 2009 Spring
Their win makes them
back-to-back champions as
they also won the Fall 2008
CNATTU Gold Team
ended the regular season
with a perfect 10-0 record,
earning them the #1 spot
in the playoffs. The playoffs
unfolded to have CNATTU
Gold face off against VP-16
for the championship.
The championship game
was close through four
innings until CNATTU Gold
caught fire and won the
game 15-5 in five innings to
claim the championship.
CNATTU Team players
are: ATC Mark Petersen,
retired Navy YNCS
Derrick Lovell, YNC Frank
Campbell, CWO4 Marvin
Wimpee, AOC John Bybee,
AT1 Christopher Hicks,
PRC Chuck Gotto, AZ1
Tony Johnson, ATC Jimmy
Willard, ATC Christopher
Smith, AWO1 Cinnamon
Souza, AT1 Janice Jewell,
AME1 Douglas Johnson,
AT1 Eugene Levtov and
AT1 Douglas Balboni.
Sailors help build in Clay County
Sailors help out at
Clay County Habitat
(From left) SK2
I MIcivilian Roy Clark,
Finck and NC1 Len
Grindstaff all from
NAS Jax Transient
-inspect a recently
poured slab in prep-
aration for framing.
Armed with caulk guns, OS1 Rachel
Benitez (left) and IC1 Latrisia Tait of NAS
Jax Transient Personnel Unit volunteer
at a home under construction in Green
Cove Springs. Clay County Habitat
for Humanity Volunteer Coordinator,-
Pamela Partridge said,"More than half
our volunteer workforce comes from
commands at NAS Jacksonville.
We thank them so much for caring."
Photos by Pamela Partridge
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naturnge Ps Hde-k Custom home
$0 awayD br/2ba 2150sq.f
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security dep. tem, alarm
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n e a tiful hardwood
ownfiimly land, your NAS 770-979-1305, avail floors 3/2 office
lalandiisyour CRIT!!! able now, nice condo. c cathedral, ceilings
ablenownicecondo. $1,500.00 deposit,
ORANGE PARK $1,300.00/mo rent
LUV HOMES A akleafPlantation 904-410-4322.
904-772-031 -spacious 2/2 w/gar EAGLE HARBOR/OP
S Dscreened lanai 4/3+bonus rm, 2656 sf, 2cg,
w/lake view, stor- lots of amenities, great lake
ASSUME MORTGAGE age and many upgrades view, Irg bkyrd, nr schls
Apprx 1300sf, 4/2, available immediately. $1750m avl now 904-262-0903
Westside area. Only $1 000m+ $1 000dp.
$575m. 904-783-4619 887-9675 FLEMING ISLAND
_____ __ -IPLANTATION-TH,
*l, 0 San Diego, 1837sf, 3/2.5,
Beautiful 3/2 only $650. A beautiful family/living rm &
month has large front oceanfront 1/1 loft, gar, ceiling fans,
porch call 695-2255 condo, 730 sq. gated, A-rated schools,
Maif- e ft. available pools, club house, soc-
SManufactured Aug. 2009 $1850 cer, volley, tennis,
Home 1985, mo. 561-632-4143 YMCA,11mi'sfrom NAS
used in good www.destinationcono- JAX. $1150m. 803-4287
Condition, cen- miniums.com
tral A/C, shed, -Fleming Isl Eagle Har-
,recent roof seal SOUTHSIDE-Lrg 2/2.5 TH bor furn'd 2/1, Ashton
(warranty), invest on lake, avail 8/1. Sub $450 per rm 904-
$5,000.00, kitchen appli- Los Lagos Condos 2782179or 542-2646 x139
ances. Call 278-9208 Iv $995mo+dep 904-566-0349 -- House for rent,
mWTsg. 2 bed/2 bath, 2
call781-44l porches, fenced yd, 495 Home 904 9088844 Cell,
WESTSIDE 3/2 on dbl city 406-9544 Deposit. 904-422 0309.
lot. City wtr & city sew- a 9 LAKE ASBURY 3/2.5 New
age, $650m. 904-783-4619 HosLe s 1800sf, great neighbor-
^ Fr S hood & schools, pets
Apartmen8 90w/dep $1200. 904-735-0603
f r s CLAY COUNTY- 4/2 or 3/2 Mandarin 2BR 2 1/2bth
2 fully furn houses, comm twnhm. Garage,Fire-
Riverside & Westside pool Avi now 410-526-_6 6 placeW/D hook-up, Lg
lo r r rl s r A i o Cl s o LnWk/In closets, appx 1700
2R tA3BRngsaloaTvi s oRL O nhos Cypress Hammock
2 & 3 BR's also avail $850mth, 813-855-6691
No App. Fee! Call 771-1243 U iMANDARIN/BARTR
$200 OFF 1st Month Rent MANDAN/BARTRAM
ARGYLE, 32, LR, DR, Townhome 2br, loft, 2.5
WESTSIDE Off 103rd firplc, ceiling fans, scrned ba, screened patio, pool,
2BR DUPLEX, FENCED covered patio, fenced yard. g y mi w / d $975.
YARD, NO W/D CONN. $995. Refs req. 778-2897 904-403-0516
REF.REQ. $595 7782897 -Mandarin 4/2, nr hwy &
WESTSIDE Quiet Area ARGYLE- 3/2 w/loft, schls, bk to preserve,
CEDAR CREEK APTS 2000sf, 2car gar, all kit isi, iczzi, hot tub hkup
IDRC40Off;R2RAOff apples, frplc, Irg fncd Irg prch $1450m 229-7255.
1BR$4e t ff;9 2BR$SOOff yrd, comm. pool,
Rent. Mary 904-424-3402 Only $1249m 904-514-9911 MIDDLEBURG Beautiful
Westside/ Lane Ave 4/3 Exec. home, dbl gar,
2BR/1BA duplex, ch& a, ARGYLE 4/3, 2k/sf 1.5/ac $1400mo. Angelo 626-4200
no pets, low dep. easy new apple, new ac, horses
qualify. $600mo. 762-9408 ok, pets ok, fenced yard MIDDLEBURG /
$1195m-dep. 904-568-6558 C R220 3/2/2, fpl, scr
WESTSIDE 2/1, CH&A -patio, Ig fncd bck,
Clean, quiet in country ARGYLE, ORANGE PK- great neighborhood,
setting, water included. 4BR 2BA, pond, Avail Avail. 7/9/09. $1050m.
$545MO. 904-783-0288 7/15 $1 2 5 0 + d e p 20min's to NAS.
S904-631-0473; 868-0383 904-806-1188
CArfigtoniEast, MIDDLEBURG 3/2, on 2
2BR/2.5 BA, approx acres, bous rm
B $ Townhouse, w/pool tbl, 1 car gar,no
ATLANTIC BCH ike new, no smking, small pets out-
3/3, TH, Beachside, pets, nosmkg, side only $1000/mo+st
cg$1200M. Mid ai a o &$500/sec. nref
l RENTA availablenow
.July992-1797$ 795/ o PH 904-461-3474 or 673-2887
Beach/Parental Hme Rd 561-622-76871 5129 or o ragePark
2/2. Quiet,Security,l sta 761l C lay co. 4/2,
Floor Fireplace Reerv unfurnished
d/xtra Parking. Amenli Arlington- Close to JU Lrg w/in-ground
ties galore. $800 Call 4/2, 1980sf, gar, dbl drvwy, pool, $1 ,200.
318-5359 DR, LR, xtra Irg FR, 904-613-3335,
Sscrnd bk porch, Irg fncd officially reassigned.
Middleburg- The Ravines, bkyrd, storg sheds, close
850sf, newly remodeled to schIs, sec. syst, smk ime e
br/2ba, gated comm. detectors in l rhs n ome, eat
$700/mo. 9042826264. $250mo+dep 904-743-9361 f replacee'
ORANGE PARK Twnhse fenIced back
end unit w/ gar, new ARLINGTON Twnhouse yard, dogs OK,
2br/2.5ba w/ bonus rm, 3/2.5 1400sqft, $845/mo great schools. Call
1200sf $950m 904-465-1318 $845dep 636-0269 904-738-5050.
NS ORANGE PARK-
Country Club Brick 4/3
2200sf, Irg yard, comm
pool $1500m 904-307-5834
wd Orange Park South-l3/2c +
S e bonus, FMR w/fpl, 2cg,
Irg yrd, new crpt & tile,
tr h 2148 Center Way. No pets.
I I I I $975mo+dep. 859-7262
RIVERSIDE 2/1 & 3/1, Irg
Attractively Designed newly remod, fpl, priv.
racively Designed enter, lots of light. $730m
1,2,& 3 BR Cyndy 561-302-6200
Loft n SAN DIEGO
style kithens Beautful 1/1 Pacific
wit pantries I Beach condo, conv.
to Miramar & San
1BR1BA $820 Diego bases. $1850mo.
2 BR/2 BA $667 561-632-4143
DBR/2 BA $77u SAN DIEGO
3 BR/2 BA $770 Beautiful 1/1
sehboe no/ *Retrlcoflosapply \ LaJolla TH, cony.
1 a a a aI to Miramar & San
S-SSS-2 46-8 01 '10 Diego b..ases. $175Omo.
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SIGNATURE REALTY & Mgmt F fruit Cove,
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AVAILABLE FROM $700-$3000/MO. 4br/2ba e eih100 sfo
Beach 241-5221, Mand 268-0035 hood. Rent $1800, Sale
W'side 482-1099 $299, 0 0 0 Cal l
WESTSIDE- Charming 3/2
w/2cg & sunroom, w/d
5849 Oaklane Dr.
I, H r'l--, -~ $1,025m+$400dp 318-5146
a aa | -- Houses ch&a $750 -
$850 Angelo 626-4200
Westside Two BR, one BA
house. Fenced yard.
A mso. ComRemodled Kitchen.
a" -904 714 9620/904 616 7099
WESTSIDE Off 103rd
1BR & 2BR, $595 & $695,
Beautifully restored 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom, 1, 2, 3, Bathroom up, Ref Required, 778-2897
SAprtments/Homes.- Complete Kitchen-Appliances, Granite WEST S I D E 3/1I, newly
S renov., carport, fncd,
unters, Monitored Security, Fenced Yards. From 575. $800m+lst/last/sec. dep.
For appt. 540-226-9490
904-355-1918 WESTSIDE Tara Woods
9043 51 1 J S3br/2ba, 2cg, all appls,
MM www.troutmannandcomnnnv.cm ch&a, frplc, Irg fncd yrd
904-779-9378 or 573-9807
No Payments for i0 an
Homes for sale with payments starting at $5
8985 NORMANDY BLVD.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32221
(904) 786 2377
Normandy Estates is a beautiful, quiet, and peaceful
manufactured home community. When you purchase a home
from Normandy Estates, you're not only investing in the best
affordable housing, but also joining a wonderful community.
Westside 3/2 townhouse
w/d hkup, storage, scrn
porch, new tile & carpet,
Quiet area. 305-692-7967
WESTSIDE- 2 & 3BR
homes, new crpt, paint,
appis, w/d, ch&a, big
yrd, $625 & up. 772-9661
WESTSIDE White House
2/1 duplex, CH/A, W/D
hookup, Irg yd. $550mo
for rent, reno-
po r c h city
heater, set in 1
acre lot. $625.00
291 -2388 home or 994-4693
$299 MOVES YOU IN!
1 & 2 BR weekly/monthly
Great Specials, pets ok
Westside Marietta 7912
Paschal St. 2br $380 mo.
$300 dep. NO PETS Off
103rd St 2 br 8136 April
St $330 mo. $300 dep. NO
WESTSIDE 3/2's $599mo.
2/2's $550mo. 1/1's $450mo
Move-in Special $99.
2 & 3 Bedroom MH call
now about out $1.00 a
day move-in special
Optional: carpool to
NAS/JAX e-mail kim-
looking for roommate to
share, $400mo+utils. No
deposit. Call Michael
405-5539 No smoking,
moderate alcohol ok.
DOWNTOWN Rooms by
the week, $120-$150, w/
$100 dep, ac, cable,
share restroom, kit,
laundry rm. 904-356-8944
incld., fridge, A/C.
Call 334-2778 or 860-4852
Money to Lend/Borrow
EARN EXTRA INCOME
From Home w/ Free
Training & Support
Established Full Service
Digital Print Business
For Sale. No exp. necc.
Fin. avail. 1-800-338-6608
Is the economic
impact of the mili-
tary in Northeast
the local bases
in the area.
Fax 904-366 6230.
You will be trained in a
practicing dental ofc, to
become an assistant in
11 weeks. Using the lat-
est equipment & tech-
niques, this Saturday
course enables you to
continue working while
training for your new
career. Tuition $2995.00.
Dental Asst School
904-398-3401 for info.
Children's Clinic of
Jacksonville is seeking
a Registered Nurse
for our Hematology/
Oncology Division to
provide and coordi-
nate nursing care in
partnership with the
child and family and
resources that is indi-
vidualized to meet the
child's or family's
unique needs and situ-
FL RN license, BSN
and 3 years experi-
ence in inpatient, hos-
pital or clinic setting,
as well as pediatric
ogy/ oncology experi-
ence a plus.
Apply online: www.
Community Medical Center
Medical Center has been
providing quality patient
care to our community
for over 30 years. Come
be a part of our team and
help make a difference.
Positions primarily for
inpatient acute care and
SNU. FL license required.
Previous experience in a
healthcare setting pre-
Previous hospital coding
R.H.I.T., R.H.I.A. or
C.C.S certification pre-
Completion of a Surgical
Tech program, previous
hospital experience, and
current BLS required.
FL Respiratory Therapy
license required. Previ-
ous experience in a sleep
lab clinic preferred.
ARDMS, RVT or ARDCS
required. ARRT pre-
Echo Tech PRN
Previous hospital experi-
FL license required. Pre-
vious hospital experience
FL license required. Pre-
vious experience pre-
Therapy Aide -
Will assist the Physical
Therapist with patients
and will be responsible
for clerical and house-
Bachelor's degree in
Dietetics or Nutrition
required. Previous expe-
rience in a healthcare
Previous hospital phar-
macy tech experience
experience in a hospital,
physicians office or
Previous experience in a
hospital medical records
Previous security or law
Please apply online at
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Homes starting at $9,995.
LOW payments and great homes.
f for 1
or 1 year for
5400 Collins Road
Jacksonville, FL 32244
Only 3 minutes from NASJax
We are dedicated to making home
ership a reality for our neighbors while
,ding amenities that our residents value.
w n swimming Pool, Community Park,
house with Community Activities,
ndly On-Site Management, Boat &
RV Storage, On-Site Laundry Facility
We offer In-House-Financin
Learn a New Career
PAY ABSOLUTELY NO TUITION
& get paid while attending*
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for more information
ALPHA SCHOOL OF MASSAGE
APPROVED FOR VETERANS TRAINING
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is a premier institutional
pharmacy services pro-
vider, dedicated to pro-
viding quality patient
care and innovative
pharmacy solutions to
and patients in long-term
care settings. With nearly
$2 billion in annual rev-
enues, PharMerica is the
second largest institu-
tional pharmacy com-
pany in America. PharM-
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100 institutional pharma-
cies in over 40 states and
serves nursing facilities
that care for approxi-
mately 350,000 patients.
ville is currently hiring
Clear and active FL
encouraged to apply!
please apply online at:
For more information,
Pharmacy Recruiter at
and clinical skills.
We offer a competitive
age including indus-
Apply in person 11401
Old St. Augustine Rd.
Jacksonville, FL or
fax resumes to (904)
A Caring Community
for residential homes.
Flexible day hours.
Own car. Up to $13 per
,, Live-in Chris-
t i a n Lady
wanted, 62+ ,
| private room,
You will perform general
labor activities associ-
ated with hazardous and
cleanup, site remediation,
equipment and facility
trial tank cleaning and
activities. Must be able
to wear personal protec-
tion equipment including
respirators and full pro-
tective suits. Must have
ability to lift at least 50
Ibs. Previous experience
working around heavy
Ability to run dozer,
excavator, loader and
Both positions require
experience in environ-
mental or earthwork con-
struction industry. Must
pass background check
and drug/test physical. 40
hour Hazwoper training
preferred. Good salary
and benefits. EOE
Fax Resume to
630-986-5211 or email to
Social Services Director
Avante at Jacksonville
Beach, a 165-bed skilled
nursing facility, is seek-
ing an experienced Social
Services Director to join
our team. Minimum 2
years geriatric and
long-term care experi-
ence and BSW preferred.
1 year experience in
health care setting and a
BSHS required. Avante
offers excellent compen-
sation and premium ben-
can email resumes to:
or fax to 904-249-8208 to
the attention of HR.
EOE License #SNF10270961
*$5,000 sign-on bonus
*Great Pay and
*Health + 401K
*Class-A CDL req.
Also hiring Solos & O/O's.
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? Paid Vacation &
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For More Information
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SPaid Vacation &
> Class A CDL Required
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For More Information
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................3 Nights 799Alaska..........................Days ............$699
Bemuda..................4Nights ....$959CanadaNew gland .....4Days ............$379
Bahamas, (Adands)..3Nights ..............$979 H ii ......... ................7 Days ............$849
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Cancun ...... .............. 3Nights ..............$699W Caribbean 4 .............. 4Da............. $279
Caynman ...................3Nights ..............$799 Mediterranean ...............7 Days ............$699
Costa Rica, ...............5 Nights ..............$899 TOURS Italy, Escorted ..10 Days ..........$1199
Jamaica, (Sandals) ....5Nights ..............$989 Irelaand Fy+Drive ...........10Days...........$1199
St. Thomas ..............5 Nights ..............$679 England+fiance .............10 Days ..........$1399
SanJuan,PR ............4Nights ..............$699 Greece+Turkey ..............9Days ...........$1950
POD Vallarta............... 4Nights ..............$699 Scodand+Wales ...........0 Days .........$1299
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*Huge Sign On Bonus
*Great Pay and
*Health and 401 K
*Class-A CDL req.
GTS has the
freight and miles.
CDL A with 1 yr OTR
Call 1-800-669-3179 ext.
1411 for more informa-
tion to loin our team
GTS has the
freight and miles.
CDL A with 1 yr OTR
Call 1-800-669-3179 ext.
1411 for more informa-
tion to loin our team
Has Openings Now!
LCT, specializing in
of perishable shipments,
needs dependable, safe
solo & team drivers.
*BC/BS Medical Coverage
Free $10,000 Life Ins.
-Plus lots of Extras!
Find out More!
Contact us Today!
Must be 21 years old.
Have a current/valid
Class-A CDL License.
HHA/ CNA will care for
elderly in your home.
24 yrs exp, outstanding
references & reliable
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5am 5:30 pma
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CPR/First Aid. 955-1965.
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Steam Bath & Body Scrub
1999 Wells Rd, Orange Park
904-276-6414 Lic. # MM 21523
All Florida Contractors, Inc.
Call for Free Est.
AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Machinery & Tools
Wanted to Buy or Trade
Central Air Condi-
tioner 2.5 Ton 13
SEER Heat Pump
Parts warranty of 10
years Digital Thermo-
stat $1591.80 for sys-
tem $2486.80 Installed.
BED- NEW IN PLASTIC
I QUEEN I
* Must Sell $100 |
cover and pil-
low shams $400.00. Call
BED A Banner Bargain
King Size Mattress $185
Call Carter 644-0498
BEDS BEDS BEDS
QUEEN SETS $100
INGS $185 365-0957
QUEEN MATTRESS &
BOX PILLOW TOP SET
Brand New $145 644-0498
, TODDLER "CARS"
baby beauty rest
mattress $60; Buy
set. Exc. cond. 781-2760
MOVING SALE Drexel
LR/DR/BR Sets, Ent.
Sofas, Tables & More.
EAST ARLINGTON- Sat
& Sun, 7/11 & 12,
7:30a-1p, Kitchen goods,
fine china tea sets,
dishes, books, bike, new
printer, etc. 1787 Tif-
fany Pines Dr. 221-0389
Mandarin- Multi Family
Garage Sale Sat. 7/11
8-12; 3824 Oldfield Trail.
Middleburg- Huge Multi-
Fam Fri-Sat 7/10 & 11,
7-3p 2725 Ravine Hill Dr.
Retreat Subdv off CR218
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA
Besides protecting our
personnel stationed in
hours of volunteer
service in Northeast
Forida and Southeast
Georga last year.Their
time was given to
groups, youth activities,
scouting and more.
HP gas lawn
SDeere 2 1 inch
m ow er with
in 6 speed,
mower with 15
S hp OHV engine
S4000 Watt AC
tor with wheel
9 ki t $200.00
pump and lad-
deep 35 mil thick vinyl
material. 9000 gallons
paid over $3000 asking
$1500 OBO 553-3374.
BOOTS 10-W, blk
Belleville steel toe
Never worn, all
l Weather. RD n
2pc, American of
M a rti nsviIlIe,
wood-exc cFullnd., $295
MOVIDRUNG SET 5PC
Lawn mwrl, Zilsah
Cyrabas olds. Asking
$300. Andy 576-5146
truck $50; CosIe-
FISH TANK 5gal.
to 55 gal. stands,
|pumps, filters and
ner Show in
ticket good till
rate $100+ Call 778-9167.
4 Sharp, multi
tor, brand new,
& | $500.00 or trade
L trailer 466-0763.
QLSTEP LADDER 10'
Alum., heavy duty,
"Werner" brand. 1/2
price of new one.
Great cond. $96. 268-2482
4 Step Ladder, 10
(3) boxes for tar-
et practice. $15.
Colt, H&K, Smith and
GUN SHOW Sat July 11th,
9-5 Sun July 12th 9-4
BRING your GUNS to
sell or trade At Brad-
ford County Fair-
grounds, in Starke, Lots
of AMMO, CON-
CLASSES DAILY, 2300
N Temple Ave, Starke
4001b wghts, like
brand new, asking
$425. Jeff 674-1151
paid! Priv. collec-
tor is seeking
WWI/I I US German
Swords, Helmets, Med-
Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
AMERICAN PIT BULL
TERRIER puppies, 4
males, raiser's edge,
ADBA registered, 3
blue, 1 w/ whitehead, 1
blue/ brindle, $800.
912-375-5220 Ask for
Patrick or Leave mes-
American Pitbull Terrier
Pups, 6 weeks, papers &
shots, serious inquires
Australian Shepherd Pup
Black Tri male. Barbara
Beagle Pups, AKC,
Tricolor, $375, Leash/potty
Boston Terrier Pups
S/W UTD CKC reg.
Is the economic
impact of the mili-
tary in Northeast
the local bases
in the area.
Fax 904-366 6230.
CKC, HCs and shots.
$325. Call 219-4762
CAIRN TERRIER PUPS
Health cert. 9 wks Great
CORGI PUPS- Pembroke,
AKC, Reds & Tri's $600
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion. lines, all colors
avl now. $1500 904-607-4488
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion. lines, all colors
avi now. $1200 904-607-4488
for a good home.
4s male, 10tmo's,
exc temperament !
has all shots. Needs lov-
ing home. 904-525-2868
Pointers Puppies AKC
Reg. $350. 229-686-8663
Lab Pups AKC All colors,
M/F, POP, chmp bidin
s/w $450 266-2966 424-8202
Rat Terrier Pups
AKC or CKC BIk or S&P
MINI SCHNAUZER PUPS
home raised solid white
Sheltie Pups, 8 wks, M/ F,
tri-color & sable, $600.
YORKIE PUPS- Black &
Tan Regist., small, HC,
YORKIE PUPS AKC,
8 weeks, shot, HC, cute
& tiny $650. 904-229-1605
Boat Dockage & Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
$2000 or Less
Sport 1800 Vec-
trailer. Very clean.
SViking pop up
c amper 21'
open sleeps 6
A/C new tires
potty. Excellent condi-
tion $1800. 291 -6022.
3200 miles, like
$10,995.00 BeO. Call
904264 -1001 or
HD son 2003 oClassic'07-
100k warr, less00 thanniv 3k mer-,
3200 miles, lie
h new extras As
$10 ne $995.00 OO. Ca1
906-264- 1 06 0 1 r
4, son Roadkingck
200m2', e va ,
d 02roped, $2ace0t0s
lmi Ies lots of
c I extra'ss. A sdk-
la inge $12,3000. t.
HD Road King Classic '07-
00k warr, less than 3k mi,
ike new, gr kept, $3500 in
chrom e & extras w/rider &
passenger bakreset. $16,400.
gloves $70p Nate
tc al upgrades
SI screened lanai
9 w/lake & pre-
949serve view, access to 2
centers-poo i fs/water
park, fitness centers,
etc. all appliances
included $1,0000 mth.
Hitch for truck
or Ford Win-
| sthar, heavy
$0 I f -$e 00. C1al32
$21 291-2388 or
s 4-set, Hond o
|t Accord Pre-
t read sport
$120 $00 291-238800
or 994-4693. -16
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Cll CL1ncln T-6
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.V iPs, 41skp, new bat-
$6000 nego. 781-1532
tL Ford F iva e
Call James 904-505-3301.
Besides protecting our country, military
personnel stationed in our communities
donated 650,620 hours of volunteer
service in Northeast Florida and
Southeast Georgia last year. Their time
was given to community organizations,
church groups, youth activities, scouting
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To list your dealership,
Before you buy, shop these local dealerships first!
TOM BUSH BMW
9850 Atlantic Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
6914 Blanding Blvd
Green Cove Springs
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
JACK WILSON BUICK
2250 US1 South
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
1550 Cassat Ave.
Green Cove Springs 2644502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200
JACK WILSON CHEVROLET
2255 US1 South 797-4567
JERRY HAMM CHEVY
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
2330 US1 South 354-4421
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
2330 US1 South 354-4421
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
GARBER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561
PAUL CARK FORD4RIURY
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826
.GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
LOU SOBH HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200
2330 US 1 South 354-4421
Green Cove Spings
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000
LEXUS OF ORANGE PARK
7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100
4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100
MIKE SHAD FORD
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 AtanticBlvd. 724-1080
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd.
TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTIAC
2250 US1 South
NIMNICHT PONTIAC GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy.
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155
KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Cirdcle.
ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlanic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
Commeial Leasing Since 1955
2810 St. Augustine Rd. 398-5000
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694
TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd.
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
11650 BEACH BLVD.
O'STEEN VW CERTIFED
11401 Philips Hwy.
BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
6833 Beach Blvd.
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10384 Atlantic Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
9910 Atlantic Blvd.
B e o e y u b y h p t e e lo a e l r h p i s!U
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