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One of the four C-1 30T Hercules logistics support aircraft of VR-62 that will soon be homeported at NAS Jacksonville. The aircraft is operated by a crew of seven, consisting of three pilots, two
flight engineers and two loadmasters. More than 90 Selective Reserve billets are available for pilots, loadmasters, flight engineers, and a range of maintainers and administrators.
VR-62 'Nomads' arriving Saturday
By Lt. Cmdr. James Lawson
VR-62 Public Affairs
July 25 will begin a new
chapter in the history of
NAS Jacksonville when, for
the first time ever, a squadron of
Navy C-130T Hercules aircraft
is welcomed to its new home at
Fleet Logistics Support
Squadron (VR) 62, formerly
known as the "Nor'easters," is
arriving courtesy of the 2005
BRAC decision to close NAS
Brunswick, Maine. This is the
fourth relocation in VR-62's 24-
year history and each time the
squadron took on a new name
appropriate to its location.
However, its new name of
"Nomads" won't change should
the squadron ever have to relocate
again. The first of the Nomads'
four aircraft to land Saturday will
be piloted by VR-62 Commanding
Officer Cmdr. Christopher
Thomson. NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. will join squadron
members, families and friends to
officially welcome Thomson and
The squadron has billets for
35 pilots, 85 active duty 130
Selective Reservists. The exec-
utive officer is Cmdr. Rodney
Turbak and the command master
chief is ( II)( 1 I H.J. Marshall.
VR-62 was established July
1, 1985 at NAF Detroit, Mich.
under the operational control
of Commander, Fleet Logistics
Support Wing. In February of
1988, the squadron began pro-
viding logistics support flights
operating the McDonnell Douglas
C-9B "Sky train II" aircraft.
Following nine years of outstand-
ing airlift service to the fleet and
with the closing of NAF Detroit,
the VR-62 "Motowners" were
ordered to change their homeport.
This move also included a transi-
tion to the newly acquired C-130T
Hercules aircraft. In 1994, VR-
62 officially changed its home-
port to NAS South Weymouth,
Mass., and was renamed "Mass
The squadron received their
first of four C-130T aircraft in
January of 1995. Following sev-
eral months of rigorous training,
See VR-62, Page 14
'Red Lancers' help p I
stop illegal drug flow =
By Lt. j.g. Jon Moore
Allied naval forces with the aid of
VP-10 aircrew seized and destroyed
roughly 10 tons of narcotics in
international waters dubbed the "Hash
Highway." The narcotics, mostly hashish,
were estimated to be worth $70 million.
This constitutes the largest seizure of
drugs this year.
"The seizure of these drugs takes money
out of the hands of those financing ter-
rorists in the region," said Vice Adm.
Bill Gortney, commander of Combined
Maritime Forces. "The smugglers need to
know that coalition forces are patrolling
the seas and skies above. These efforts
send a message to all would-be smugglers
that we are here and we won't tolerate
drug trafficking in international waters."
On July 7, Combat Aircrew Ten (CAC-
10), flying the P-3C Orion, was conduct-
ing routine maritime surveillance in the
Gulf of Aden when they identified a large
dhow (a traditional Arab sailing vessel
with lateen sails) sailing 150 miles south-
east of Salalah, Oman.
The "Red Lancers" relayed the contact
to a nearby British warship. Later, crew
members from the warship boarded the
dhow, discovered and destroyed the nar-
cotics "that further enable their drug traf-
ficking," said Lt. Nathan Christensen, a
spokesman for U.S. Naval Forces Central
Photo from VP 10
"Red Lancers" Combat Aircrew 10 (from
left) AWFC Jennifer Williams, AWO2 Adelina
Reynosoacosta, Lt. j.g. Josh Silva, Lt. j.g. Ross
Barone, Lt. Greg Stoddard, Lt. Greg Seigert,
Lt. Susan Mendenhall, AWO2 Richard Dixon
and AWO2 Brandon Douchette.
Command/5th Fleet. The dhow and crew
were then released.
"Disruption and destruction of the drugs
was deemed more important than holding
the folks accountable," added Christensen.
"It's exciting to be a part of something
that's making a difference," said Lt. Susan
Mendenhall, CAC-10 mission commander.
"This is a great reward for the maintainers
and the operators to see something tan-
gible for all their hard work."
Hashish (more commonly called hash)
is a potent form of cannabis produced by
collecting and processing the most potent
material that female marijuana plants
naturally generate as part of their growth
cycle. Hashish is an illegal substance in
the United States and many other coun-
HS-3 'Tridents' move to
Norfolk, redesignated HSC-9
By Clark Pierce
In a move with little
fanfare, HS-3 one
of NAS Jacksonville's
most notable helicopter
squadrons changed its
homeport to NS Norfolk,
Va. The transition is part
of the Navy's Helicopter
Concept of Operations
(CONOPS) plan that will
reduce the number of plat-
forms needed to fulfill the
fleet's rotary wing mis-
sions to two the SH-60R
(Romeo) and the SH-60S
"The HS-3 "Tridents"
were re-designated HSC-
9 on June 1," said HSC-9
Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Scott Starkey. "We are the
first HS squadron at NAS
Jax to transfer to Norfolk,
where our pilots, aircrew
and maintainers are train-
ing to get the qualifications
they need to operate the
Sierra. We will perform all
the same missions except
for antisubmarine warfare,
which is part of the Romeo's
Photo by Clark Pierce
HSC-9 (formerly HS-3) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott
Starkey finished transfer paperwork and performed a final
inspection July 16 of the squadron's recently vacated spaces
in NAS Jacksonville Hangar 116. Redesignated HSC-9 on June
1, the "Tridents" are now homeported at NS Norfolk, where
they are transitioning to the SH-60 "Sierra" helicopter.
Starkey was at NAS
Jacksonville July 16 to
sign off on transfer paper-
work and perform a final
inspection of the squadron's
recently vacated spaces in
"The community merger
of HS, HSL and HC squad-
rons began a few years ago.
Under CONOPS, we now
have two wings: Helicopter
Maritime Strike Wing
Atlantic (HSMWL) flying
Romeos; and Helicopter
See HS-3, Page 10
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This WC-121N Super Constellation of Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Four (VW-4) flies east from NAS Jacksonville
to investigate a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic. The "Hurricane Hunters" of VW-4 flew the WC-121Ns until 1971,
when they were replaced by WP-3A Orions. The Navy's famous Hurricane Hunters squadron was decommissioned in
Someday it will be quiet
By Sarah Smiley
Last week's column, in which
I expressed frustration about
being home with the kids this
summer, garnered advice from older
parents whose kids are now grown.
They told me that although things
seem "tiring" (their word, not mine
- I would choose something stronger)
right now, the boys' childhood will
pass quicker than I might expect.
It didn't seem that way on Saturday
when Dustin and I took the boys to a
high school baseball game. The sta-
dium is just a few blocks from our
house, so we walked. Well, Dustin
and I walked. Ford rode his bike (the
one he can't get started by himself),
Owen rode his Big Wheel (the one
that requires a push every few feet),
and just to fit in, Lindell took his
pushcart (the one he used when learn-
ing to walk). By the time we got to the
field, Dustin and I were responsible
for carrying all three forms of trans-
portation, as well as carrying Lindell
on our shoulders.
It seemed as if our three young boys
were a tornado between us. In fact,
I don't remember talking to Dustin
at all during the game. We were too
busy chasing kids. Afterward, we had
plans to take the boys for ice cream,
but once we dragged the bike, Big
Wheel and pushcart home we were
too tired to think about it. The boys,
of course, went about their business
wrestling in the backyard. They came
inside occasionally to say, "He hit
me!" "He looked at me funny," or "He
took my baseball bat."
The next day, we took the boys to
FROM THE HOMEFRONT
church. It was a special service hon-
oring local graduates and three high
school seniors gave the sermon. Two
of the seniors were males. Stuck in
the space between being a boy and
a grown man, they had broad but
skinny shoulders, smooth faces, long
arms and legs, and voices that some-
times cracked. At once they seemed
like someone's baby, and then I saw
glimpses of the men they are becom-
There was a time when I would
have identified with the seniors on
stage. But on Sunday, I identified
with the seniors' mothers. Could they
remember days like the one we'd just
had at the ballpark? Did it seem like
only yesterday to them? Now that
their boys were grown, had the moth-
ers finally gotten all the stains out of
their furniture and the smell of dirty
socks and shoes out the closets? Did
they have Play-Doh in their cabinets?
Was dried-up syrup smeared beneath
the kitchen table? How long had it
been since they changed a diaper? Put
a Band-Aid on a knee?
When was the last time those long,
lanky boys curled up beside their
mothers and laid their heads on their
The children in the congregation
were excused for Sunday School. I
walked Ford and Owen to their class-
room, and on the way back into the
sanctuary, climbed a set of stairs.
Purely by reflex, I put out my right
palm, as if to catch the hand of a tod-
dler and help them up the steps. For
almost a decade, a pudgy hand has
reached up for mine at every flight of
stairs or at every street crossing. But
on this day, there was no one to help.
Not knowing what else to do with
my hands, I tucked them into my
pockets, only removing them to wipe
away a small tear before I took my
seat in the sanctuary again.
At the next baseball game, my old-
est boys knelt down on the concrete
and pressed their faces to the chain
link fence. They desperately wanted
to catch a foul ball. For all their new
long, awkward legs and knobby knees,
Ford and Owen looked like babies in
the shadows of the young men on the
field. They watched with their mouths
held open in perfect "Os."
One of the players on deck noticed
my boys watching him from above. He
turned around and smiled, then gave
them a thumbs-up. Later he passed
them a ball through the fence.
Yes, someday my boys will be all
grown up. I'll be somewhere in the
stands or the pew, alone with my
peace and quiet, and feeling sad
because I don't have a bike to push
Maybe I won't even remember the
last time I kissed a bruised knee. But
if my boys grow up to be the kind
of young men who turn around and
smile at two little kids in the stands,
it all will have been worth it. And
when they have their own little
"tornadoes," I will smile and laugh,
because I get to send those back home
to their mother.
San Antonio: Something for everyone
By Erica Penia-Vest
When I was a little girl, I slept
with my most treasured pos-
sessions under my bed. As a
travel writer, I love sharing details
about all the wonderful destinations
I visit throughout the United States,
but this story is different. Although I
can't wait to tell you about this trea-
sure of a destination, the little girl in
me still wishes I could hide it under
my bed so that it would be mine and
mine alone. My favorite destination
is San Antonio, Texas.
A family city at its very core, San
Antonio is a large city with a small
town personality. People are friend-
ly and the city is easy to navigate.
Yet, it has all the benefits of a big
city you would be hard-pressed to
find better food and entertainment
anywhere. If you are traveling with
your family and are looking for an
amusement park adventure, Six
Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World
both call San Antonio home. If you
enjoy American history, discover per-
sonalities like Daniel Boone, Davy
Crockett and Jim Bowie at the Alamo.
If you want a romantic weekend with
a loved one, you can't miss the San
Antonio Riverwalk. Consisting of a
series of walkways along the San
Antonio River located one story below
street level, this beautiful grotto is
lined with shops, restaurants, pubs
and beautiful gardens. No wonder it's
the number one tourist attraction in
FREEDOM To TRAVEL
For my most recent trip to San
Antonio, I stayed at Hotel Contessa,
a beautiful, all-suite hotel on the
Riverwalk. The rooms are spacious
and elegant, with fantastic vistas of
the city. Best of all, they offer great
military discounts, including a per
diem package that includes lodg-
ing and meals at the government
per diem rate. With a great restau-
rant, Las Ramblas, located on site
that caters to couples and children
alike, it's a great hotel for families or
a romantic getaway.
Why travel to Mexico (which isn't
smart to do these days) when you
can enjoy a two-nation vacation right
in downtown San Antonio? Market
Square, also known as "El Mercado,"
is a Mexican marketplace filled
with authentic crafts, food, music,
gifts, clothing and more. Taking up
three-square blocks, it is the larg-
est Mexican marketplace outside of
My favorite destination would not
be complete without my favorite res-
taurant. In this case, my two favorite
restaurants are La Margarita and Mi
Tierra Caf6, both located in Market
Mi Tierra Caf6, open 24 hours,
serves the best breakfast in town.
And with a seating capacity of 500,
you will never have to wait long. The
walls are covered with 70 years of his-
tory that give the caf6 a flavor that
can't be mimicked anywhere else.
Just down the square, La Margarita
is the place to go when you feel like
kicking up your boots and having a
good time. A rich atmosphere, indoor
and outdoor dining and live music
make every night feel like a fiesta.
The menu contains all the usual
Mexican staples, but you can't miss
their charcoal grill and seafood.
I have traveled extensively in
Mexico and believe that you won't
find more authentic Mexican food
than at these two restaurants. Add
in the colorful atmosphere and the
sound of the mariachis playing and
you might forget you are still in the
Mark Twain said that San Antonio
was one of America's unique cities
and he was right. What makes San
Antonio stand out is that it offers a
one-of-a-kind travel experience. The
city has a spirit and a vibrancy that
stays with you. The colors of Market
Square, the lights of the Riverwalk
and the smell of the food will haunt
you, beckoning you to return.
For more information on San
Antonio or military discounts around
the U.S., log on to www.guidetomilit-
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Favorite pastime: Spending as much
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Fleet Forces Command
discusses IAs, summer safety, and more
By MC1(SW/AW) Bleu Moore
U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs
A dm. Jonathan Greenert
recently returned from
a trip to the Gulf Coast,
where he talked directly with
Sailors in Jacksonville, Fla.;
Mayport, Fla.; Gulfport, Miss.
and Stennis Space Center, Miss.
about how they are doing before
and after deployment. Greenert
received feedback and ideas on
how to continue to improve the
entire IA process.
"It is always good to get out and
talk to our constituency, as I like
to call them," said Greenert, "The
focus of my trip was to speak to
IAs and to see the littoral combat
ship that recently went through
"We are making progress with
our IAs both with the in-pro-
cess and the out-process areas,"
said Greenert, "I think the folks
believe an IA tour is a good thing
for their career. Recently E-7
through E-9 advancement per-
centages were 10 to 13 percent
above the Navy average; E-6 and
E-5 were one to two percent bet-
ter than the average. In the end,
the most important aspect for an
Photo byAWVAN Scott Beach
Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Adm. Jonathan Greenert meets with a group of individual augmentees
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 enduring conflicts. He also discussed summer safety
IA is our support to their family,
and the centerpiece is a good com-
mand coordinator. We are finding
that it pays in great dividends."
During the trip, Greenert vis-
ited the Navy's newest warship
USS Independence (LCS-2). The
Navy christened Independence
Oct. 4, 2008, during a ceremo-
ny at Austal USA in Mobile, Ala.
Independence is the Navy's sec-
ond littoral combat ship and fea-
tures a distinctive trimaran hull.
"This is an all aluminum ship.
I will tell you it's fast; it's maneu-
verable; it's agile, and it's got
great volume and adaptability,"
said Greenert, "This is cutting-
edge technology right in front of
your eyes, and it will fit very well
in our maritime strategy. It's a
great ship, and I look forward to
integrating her into the fleet."
Greenert also had a message
to pass to Sailors about summer
"If I could ask the folks to do
one thing, it's manage your risk,"
said Greenert, "If you are going
to a barbecue, remember that
alcohol and sun will dehydrate
you. We have regrettably lost two
Sailors in the last few weeks due
to their lack of sufficient swim-
ming skills. In both cases, they
were not wearing life vests, so we
need to be careful," he said.
Greenert also reminded Sailors
about the Navy's current policies
on DUI and how to exercise safe
"Our policy on DUIs is a tough
policy, and we will continue to
ratchet down on this," said
Greenert. "Driving under the
influence does not affect just you,
it affects your friends, and your
family and your command."
"The Navy's new policy states
if you incur a second DUI or DWI
you will be processed for admin-
istrative separation," he said, "I
want to remind folks that buzzed
driving is the same thing as drunk
driving, and it's not a good idea."
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visits FACSFAC Jax
From FACSFAC Jax Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Richard O'Hanlon,
commander, Naval Air Force
visited Fleet Area Control and
Surveillance Facility (FACSFAC),
Jacksonville to recognize three Sailors
for their special accomplishments July
During his visit he presented
ACC(AW/FMF) Brian Kerns with a
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation
Medal for being selected as the
FACSFAC Jax Sailor of the Year and
runner-up for COMNAVAIRLANT
Sailor of the Year for 2007. He was
one of the first air traffic controller
rate Individual Augmentee (IA) bil-
lets in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom at Al Taqaddum, Iraq. Kerns
is transferring to NAWCAD, St.
O'Hanlon also presented a Navy and
Marine Corps Achievement Medals to
OS2(SW) Gregory Dean, who is trans-
ferring to Fleet Maritime Patrol MOCC,
Jacksonville and ET1(SW) Love Harris.
Harris, who is transferring to USS
Cowpens (CG 63), was also admin-
istered his reenlistment oath by
O'Hanlon. He is transferring to USS
Photo by Lois Neff
From left, Rear Adm. Richard O'Hanlon, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic gathers with ACC Brian
Kerns, OS2 Gregory Dean and ET1 Love Harris and FACSFAC Jax Commanding Officer Cmdr. Curtis
Stubbs after presenting awards to the enlisted Sailors.
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Moran stressed the importance of the patrol and reconnaissance in the anti-subma-
rine warfare mission and also discussed the upcoming platform transition to the P-8
Poseidon from the P3-C Orion aircraft.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 23, 2009 5
VP-16 honors WWII veteran with flyover
By Lt. j.g. Zach Goldstein
VP-16 Public Affairs Officer
ALockheed P-3C crew of Patrol
Squadron (VP) 16 paid tribute to
an honored veteran and a patriarch
of the P-3 program June 2 with a flyover
of South Florida National Cemetery in
Palm Beach, Fla. as Alex Hewko was laid
A decorated World War II pilot,
Hewko was the son of Ukrainian immi-
grants. He grew up with eight siblings
in Northampton, Pa. The eldest of five
brothers, Hewko was the first to join the
He enlisted in the Navy two months prior
to the attack on Pearl Harbor and briefly
served at NAS Jacksonville before deploy-
Between 1941 and 1944 his four broth-
ers followed in his footsteps and joined the
He flew missions as a pilot of the
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura bomber in the
South Pacific attacking transports and
evading Japanese Zeros. He earned the
Bronze Star and Purple Heart for injuries
he sustained from ground fire during a
After being honorably discharged as a Lt.
j.g. in 1945, his dedication to his beloved
service continued when he relocated to
Philadelphia, Penn. and worked in avia-
tion supply where he was program director
of the P-3 Orion for 25 years.
In a tribute to Hewko, Cmdr. Anthony
Corapi, commanding officer of VP-16, stat-
ed, "It was an honor to pay respect to Mr.
Hewko. He was a World War II hero and
stalwart of the P-3 community."
One of the pilots of the VP-16 flight, Lt.
Jay Haddock, wrote in an email to the
squadron, "This flight probably meant as
much to me as any other flight I have ever
flown in the Navy. The more I read about
this man and his four brothers who served
and survived WWII, the more I am thank-
ful and proud to have been part of this
Photo by Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post
Jacksonville MEPS honors local fallen hero
From the Jacksonville
On June 12, the Jack-
Station (MEPS) honored a
Soldier from Orange Park
who made the ultimate sac-
rifice to the nation while
on a rescue mission dur-
ing Operation Anaconda in
2002. Sgt. Bradley Crose, a
22-year-old Army Ranger
was killed in action March
4, 2002, during a firefight
with insurgents over the
battle on Robert's Ridge.
With standing room only
at the MEPS, the Crose
family and friends, MEPS
staff and applicants pro-
cessing to enter the U.S.
Armed Services watched
and listened as the brav-
ery was described of the
Rangers who were fight-
ing to rescue downed Navy
Seal, Petty Officer First
Class Neil Roberts.
Also attending the
ceremony were fellow
Rangers who had served
emotional keynote address
sharing how Crose was an
American treasure who not
only lived up to the Ranger
Creed, but truly epitomized
the values of the service-
men and women who make
our community and nation
Crose, an Orange Park
High School graduate,
enlisted into the Army in
1998, beginning first with
a trip to the Jacksonville
MEPS. After working with
a recruiter, he, like thou-
sands of others hoping to
join the Armed Forces
was brought to the MEPS
to undergo a series of pro-
cesses and exams in order
to qualify for service. For
every applicant, the final
step before officially enter-
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Sgt. Bradley Crose
with Bradley during that
operation, recruiting ser-
vice commander and NAS
Officer Capt. Jack Scorby
Jr. Lt. Col. Brian Mennes,
commander of the 1st
Battalion, 75th Ranger
Regiment of Hunter Army
Air Field, Ga., gave an
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Photos by AM3 Nicole Bieneman
From left, Gabe Moorer, Luke Moorer, Mac Smith, and Zachariah Jacobs learn some facts about insects in the environmental classroom during the Take Your Kid to Work Day event at Naval
Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast July 16.
Christine Bauer of the NAS Jax Environmental Department holds a Florida King snake as she
discusses their characteristics with some children and their parents during the event.
Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast Commanding Officer Capt. Doug
Morton discusses how the Asset Management Department creates maps and the importance
of the department with a group of kids and their parents.
'Bring Your Kid to Work Day'
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From Naval Facilities Ennering
Command Southeast Pu lic I *
Naval Facilities Engineeing
Southeast held its first
"Bring Your Kid to Work Day"
event at its headquarters build-
ing aboard NAS Jacksonville July
16. Seventy children attended
the event, some of which even let
their parents tag along to enjoy
the morning's planned activities
Children attending the event
ranged in age from preschool
through high school and even col-
lege students who sought insight
on possible career and educational
Capt. Doug Morton, NAVFAC
Southeast commanding officer,
kicked-off the event, greeting the
children and sharing with them
what NAVFAC Southeast does to
support our Sailors.
"Today you will learn about
what we do here at NAVFAC
Southeast," said Morton. "Some of
the things we build are great big
hangars for airplanes and helicop-
ters, hospitals, office buildings and
houses for our Sailors. In order to
do all of that construction we need
the help of a lot of different people,
including your mom or dad."
During the event the children
were able to create contracts, get
hands-on experience with computer
parts and safety equipment, learn
about construction and equip-
ment, interact with wildlife and
make their own unique insects,
climb aboard a fire truck, forklift
and electric car, look through the
scopes of survey equipment and
NAS Jax Firefighter Mario Robinson
firefighter's jacket during the event.
learn how to draft a bill and pro-
cess it to become a law.
Several NAVFAC Southeast
business lines and departments
put together presentations that
engaged and educated the children
about the work done at NAVFAC
NAS Jax Firefighter Brittany Proulx gives a tour of the fire truck to the chil-
with the children on how to use Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast employee Erico
Latham helps his children, Benjamin, 5, and Amara, 3, make some cutout
See KIDS, Page 7 fire trucks while waiting to go to their next educational stop.
Jacob Lee tries on a safety helmet during a safety brief at the
Take Your Kid to Work Day event.
Jenna Knox checks out some antique surveying equipment in
the asset management classroom.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 23, 2009 7
Don Wilson (center) and Jason Gagich, both IT specialists at Navy Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast, explain the
parts of a computer to a group of children during the Take Your Kid to Work Day event.
KIDS: Parents at NAVFAC Southeast share the
variety of work with their children at inaugural event
From Page 6
survey equipment, study maps and uti-
lize Geographic Information Systems
in an effort to make their own bag of
Command Information Office:
Children had hands-on time with piec-
es and parts of technology both new
and old and learned how to build a
computer. A webcam setup allowed the
children to 'zap' each other on the com-
puter screen, giggle eruptions ensued
with each 'zap'.
Capital Improvements: Showed the
children a variety of construction proj-
ects utilizing blue prints and 3D puz-
zles and how to get properly dressed in
personnel safety equipment necessary
at constructions sites.
Environmental: A menagerie of
plant, insect and animal artifacts was
displayed for the children to interact
with along with a live box turtle and
king snake. They showed a video on
work done at bombing ranges and
spoke about the importance on being
good stewards of the environment. A
craft center allowed the children to
build a bug of their own design and
Fire Protection: Children learned
about fire prevention and safety devic-
es in their home and smoke detectors
that talk. They also took a close look
at one of our own NAS Jacksonville
Office of General Counsel: With
the use of animation, the Office of
Counsel explained how a bill becomes
a law and the legal research that is
involved with the work and construc-
tion projects that NAVFAC Southeast
performs. A current law student
working as a law clerk for NAVFAC
Southeast also spoke with the children
about law school and the work he does
for the Navy.
Public Works and Transportation:
An electric car and forklift gave the
children the opportunity to climb
aboard and learn about an environ-
mentally friendly vehicle and licensing
and safe operating procedures required
for industrial equipment.
Safety: Safety specialists spoke
with the children about the impor-
tance of working wisely and working
safely in every job. Children learned
how to properly fit hardhats, tried on
safety glasses and full and half-mask
respirators and learned different ways
to wear various types of ear protection.
"I volunteered to present because
I believe that it is important for the
children to know that the Navy has
lawyers that are dedicated to the
Navy and its mission," said NAVFAC
Southeast Head Counsel Cathy Horan.
"Hopefully, someday the children
will consider becoming lawyers for the
Navy as their chosen profession."
All of the presenters echoed these
same sentiments. They wanted to
share with the children what their
parents do at work and inspire them
with the possibilities and potential
they each possess.
Myrna Martinez, NAVFAC
Southeast environmental engineer,
brought her 5-year-old son, Julio with
her to work.
"I believe that the most important
thing the children will take away from
the event is that they feel welcomed at
mom or dad's work," said Martinez.
She is already anticipating Julio-
who enjoyed climbing on the vehicles,
petting the king snake and watching
the bombing range videos-asking
when he can come back to work with
"I think the biggest thing about this
even is that it goes from 2D to 3D. We
tell our kids about what we do at work
and maybe show them some pictures
of what we do every day but for them
to come in here and actually see what
we do everyday is really important
for them," added Erico Latham, who
brought his two children, Benjamin, 5,
and Amara, 3, to work with him.
NAVFAC Southeast Executive
Officer Capt. John Rice, whose own
daughter attended the event, traveled
with the high school and college-aged
group to provide additional informa-
tion on the educational needs and
training required for the employment
opportunities at NAVFAC Southeast.
After a full morning of hard work
and learning, the children and their
parents were able to enjoy a picnic
lunch provided by the Seabees at
Patriots Grove. In addition to lunch,
the Seabees brought with them a hum-
vee and a transport truck for the chil-
dren to enjoy and climb on.
Nancy Allen of Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast helps Kylie Rodriguez
(left) and Jacob Allala create some bug critters in the environmental classroom.
Cathy Horan, of the Naval Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast Legal Department,
talks about how a bill becomes a law with a group of children in the legal conference room.
Mark Clark of the Capital Improvements Branch, discusses design and construction with a
group of children.
Sandy Swearngin, a safety specialist at Navyal Facilities and Engineering Command Southeast,
explains how a respirator works to the children and their parents.
8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 23, 2009
of true champions
(Lt. Cmdr.) Atticus Taylor
Muhammad Ali report-
edly said, "Champions are
made from something they
have deep inside them a
desire, a dream, a vision -
they have to have the skill
and the will. But the will
must be stronger than the
Some people believe that
just because they are not
singled out, somehow they
are not appreciated. While
on occasion their contribu-
tion may seem unnoticed or
un-applauded, it should be
clear to them if they were
not doing their work well,
the majority of us would
not experience the success
An ancient writer once
said, "We know there is
praise for every man who
with quiet, though undistin-
guished, dignity performs
The challenge for all of us
then is to discover the deep-
er meaning for the work
that is required of us on a
We must learn that great-
ness of character, similar to
other forms of art, comes
about through dedica-
tion and perseverance.
Therefore each person will
need to attain the calm
assurance that our passion
to persevere out weighs our
necessity for greatness.
August is Cataract
By Lt. Hristos Tsingelis
Naval Branch Health Clinic Mayport
A according to the American Academy of
Ophthalmology, about 20.5 million Americans age
40 and older have cataracts. More than half of all
Americans develop cataracts by age 80.
Cataracts cloud the eye's clear lens, similar to a win-
dow that is "fogged" with steam. When the lens becomes
cloudy, light rays cannot pass through it easily and vision
becomes blurry. Cataracts start out mildly and have little
effect on vision at first. But as the cataract becomes more
dense, so does its impact on vision.
See your eye doctor if you experience painless blurring
of vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in
one eye, poor night vision, fading or yellowing of colors or
frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
Although cataracts usually develop as part of the
aging process, they can also result from other factors too.
Currently, there are no medications or exercises that will
help cataracts to disappear. When they do begin to inter-
fere with daily activities, they can be treated surgically.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology,
cataract surgery is one of the safest and most frequently
performed surgeries in the United States, with more than
1.6 million surgeries performed each year. After surgery,
vision is improved in most patients.
Remember, cataracts are detected through a comprehen-
sive eye exam. Early treatment may save your sight.
People between the ages of 18-60 should get an eye exam
every two years. People 61 and older should be screened
annually. A person should see the eye doctor more fre-
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new ocular, visual or systemic health problems develop. A
comprehensive eye exam is an important part of your pre-
ventative health care needs.
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states, "If a man
has any greatness
in him, it comes
to light-not in one
but in the ledger of
his daily work."
We ought to show
the same pride
as our shipmates
in the galley who prepare
succulent meals and pol-
ish their pots or pans to the
glory of God.
Let those who do the
laundry and perform rou-
tine maintenance on the
aircraft and facilities, real-
ize if they weren't busy
things around here
would be in an
awful mess. Each
person should be
there are no small
jobs or insignifi-
cant tasks, only
a few people who
do them insignifi-
And while it is important
to praise the achievements
of those who have earned
honors everyone has to
remain humble enough to
admit their own limitations.
Also, for those who seek
strength through prayer
in the execution of their
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Contact Chaplain Felder 542-2530.
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After COMPTUEX, Fallon next for 'Dusty Dogs'
By Lt. j.g. Craig Famoso
HS-7 Public Affairs Officer
S-7 recently re-
turned from a de-
period with USS Harry S.
Truman (CVN 75) Carrier
Strike Group 10. The squad-
ron, assigned to Carrier Air
Wing 3, demonstrated its
tactical prowess during the
Composite Training Unit
The exercise is one of the
squadron's final steps in
preparation for an upcom-
ing fall deployment in sup-
port of the Harry S. Truman
COMPTUEX is conduct-
ed by commander, Strike
Training Fleet Atlantic to
qualify the carrier and its
air wing for "blue water"
operations. The blue water
certification enables the
ship and air wing to conduct
flight operations in the open
ocean environment without
requiring a land-based air-
field that aircraft can use as
a divert in the event of bad
weather or aircraft emer-
gencies. It is an essential
part of the carrier's expe-
ditionary effectiveness and
ensures that the air wing
can safely operate from the
carrier anywhere in the
HS-7 flew numerous com-
bat search and rescue train-
ing missions simulating the
rescue of downed aviators
behind enemy lines in for-
eign territory. The squadron
practiced firing M-240 and
GAU-16 machine guns at
surface and ground targets.
"Dusty Dog" pilots increased
their proficiency using their
infrared (FLIR) against spe-
Additionally, HS-7 took
part in multiple antisub-
marine warfare missions.
Dusty Dog crews success-
fully operated with ships
and other airborne units of
the Truman strike group
and launched with very
short notice to intercept a
U.S. submarine acting as an
enemy submarine that had
snuck into the carrier strike
U.S. Navy photo
An SH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to the HS-7 "Dusty Dogs" takes off from the flight deck of USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-
75) for evening flight operations. Truman's Carrier Strike Group Ten (CSG-10) and her embarked Carrier Air Wing Three (CAW-
3) recently completed their Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) in the Atlantic Ocean.
Some HS-7 "Dusty Dogs"
S:.:- take a break after packing
Sgear and preparing their
SH-60F Seahawks for
-. deployment to Naval Strike
.. and Air Warfare Center
S .. == ~training at NAS Fallon,
-- .Nevada. (From left) AM3
1 Ronald Page, Lt. Kelly
.Bowman, AM3 Priscila
Carmona, AMAN Angel
Pizzo, AD2(AW) Edward
Forester, ADCS James EggI,
AM3 Keri Foley, AMC Jeffrey
Piechocki, AD3 Darian Ware,
ADAN Chaely Campbell and
Lt. j.g. Robert Knoeser.
Photo by Clark Pierce
group's inner zone.
Lt. Jonathan Dorsey, Lt.
Tom Van Dam and the crew
of "Dusty 613," successfully
intercepted and destroyed
the submarine with a simu-
HS-7 also provided mul-
tiple aircraft to support
anti-terrorism force protec-
tion (ATFP) missions and
worked closely with ships
and airborne platforms to
protect the strike group
from simulated hostile small
boat attacks. Several ATFP
exercises provided oppor-
tunities for the Dusty Dogs
to practice this critical skill
and enabled Carrier Strike
Group 10 to operate safely
and efficiently during diffi-
cult straits transits.
Scenarios such as these
allowed the squadron to
hone its skills across its
entire mission set and pro-
vide a well-trained asset to
Carrier Strike Group 10.
The squadron is now
deploying to NAS Fallon,
Nevada, home of the Naval
Strike and Air Warfare
Center (NSAWC) the
only Navy facility where an
entire carrier air wing can
conduct integrated training
in realistic battle scenarios.
The base includes four
bombing ranges, an elec-
tronic warfare range and
a 14,000-foot runway (the
Navy's longest) making
Fallon a unique, one-stop
The four-week training
evolution in Fallon is con-
ducted approximately three
months before its overseas
deployment and just prior
to each air wing's final joint
The NSAWC staff at NAS
Fallon works with the car-
rier air wing to emphasize
integrated tactical engage-
ment of wing assets as a
unified warfighting element.
HS-7 will be refining its
operational capabilities in
desert and mountain envi-
ronments at NAS Fallon,
through August provid-
ing yet another opportunity
to sharpen the Dusty Dogs'
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Photo by Cpl. Patrick Johnson-Campbell
In this February 2009 photo, an aviation boatswain's mate signals an HH-60H Seahawk from
the HS-3 "Tridents" to take off from the supply ship USNS Lewis and Clark (T-AKE 1), part of
Combined Task Force 151.
The Navy Seahawk series is a twin-engine, medium lift, utility and assault helicopter used for
anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, drug interdiction, anti-ship warfare, cargo lift and special
The SH-60B Seahawk is an airborne platform that deploys sonobuoys and torpedoes in an anti-
submarine role. Based aboard cruisers, destroyers and frigates, it also extend the range of the ship's
radar capabilities. The SH-60F is carrier-based. The HH-60H, also aboard carriers and ashore, is
used for search and rescue and logistics missions. By 2015, the only models of Seahawk in the Navy
will be the MH-60S "Sierra" and the MH-60R "Romeo."
U.S. Navy Fact File
HS-3: Now HSC-9, will fly
the new MH-60S 'Sierra' helos
From Page 1
Sea Combat Wing Atlantic (HSCWL) flying
Sierras. The HC squadrons were first to
receive the Sierra to replace the H-46 Sea
Knight and H-53 Sea Stallion," explained
The Tridents recently gave away the last
of their SH-60F and HH-60H birds to other
squadrons at NAS Jacksonville and also
flew a couple of helos to the 'boneyard' at
Davis-Monthan AFB in Arizona.
"We'll start flying Sierras in September
under the purview of Fleet Replacement
Squadron HSC-2. After we pass our wing
inspection, we expect to write our first
flight schedule by mid-October. At full com-
plement, HSC-9 will deploy eight SH-60S
Seahawks with six on the carrier and two
on the supply ship," concluded Starkey.
HSC-9 will be the Sierra sister squad-
ron to HSM-70 (the first Romeo squadron
based at NAS Jacksonville) in Carrier Air
Wing (CVW) 8 aboard USS George H.W.
Bush (CVN 77).
The Tridents have served the fleet since
1952, when the squadron flew the Piaseki
UH-25B. In the early 1960s, HS-3 was the
first Atlantic Fleet squadron to operate the
SH-3A Sea King, and, in 1991, the first to
operate the SH-60 Seahawk. Now, they are
the first East Coast squadron to transition
to the Sierra variant of the Seahawk.
Beginning in 1962, the Tridents sup-
ported NASA recovery efforts from USS
Intrepid (CVS-11). Astronauts Carpenter,
Grissom, Young, Collins, Gordon, Conrad,
McDevitt, Scott and Schweickart each
ended his space journey with a ride aboard
a Trident SH-3A Sea King.
In 1988, HS-3 completed the first six-
month SH-3H deployment aboard USS
Hayle (DD-997), a Spruance-class destroy-
er, without direct carrier support.
In 1990, the Tridents enforced U.
N. sanctions against Iraqi trade while
deployed on board USS Saratoga in the
Red Sea. They flew the first Helicopter
Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (HVBSS)
with a special forces boarding team to
"take down" a hostile merchant ship dur-
ing Operation Desert Shield/Storm.
In 1999, the USS Theodore Roosevelt
Battle Group transited the Suez Canal to
the Arabian Gulf, where HS-3 flew in sup-
port of maritime interdiction operations
and enforced no-fly zones over southern
Iraq. A successful HVBSS to a freighter
violating U.N. sanctions seized $3.5 mil-
lion in contraband. During this demand-
ing deployment, HS-3 lifted over 1.8 mil-
lion pounds of cargo and completed over
2,000 deck landings.
In 2005, the Tridents flew more than
600 flight hours to transport 148 passen-
gers and 25,410 pounds of cargo during
earthquake relief operations in Pakistan.
Also in 2005, HS-3 began integrat-
ed operations with the British Joint
Helicopter Force in Iraq, flying more than
113 combat missions and 230 flight hours
in support of British security and stabil-
ity operations, including troop inserts and
extracts, convoy escort, riverine operations
and logistics in Southern Iraq.
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Photos by Shannon Leonard
GM1 Christian Garcia of Navy Munitions Command receives autographs from Jacksonville
Jaguars ROAR members Kayla Harris and Erin O'Neill at the MWR Information, Ticket and
Travel office (ITT) July 15. ITT is now selling Jacksonville Jaguars tickets. For more informa-
tion, call ITT at 542-3318.
GM2 Martin Olesen (right) and GM1 Christian Garcia of Navy Munitions Command
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Morton July 15, the opening day of ticket sales.
AM3 Daniel Dingman of
VP-16 receives a signed
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Goodman July 14 in Hangar
511. The event was held
to promote ticket sales for
Jacksonville Jaguars games
through the ITT office.
Photo by YN 1 (SW) Watson
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Photo by MC2 Charles White
VP-16 "War Eagles" recently hosted Team Focus, a nationally recognized program for boys
ages 10 to 18 who do not have a father in their lives.
Team Focus checks out VP-16
By Lt. Ricci Thurston C T
(VP) 16 hosted
Team Focus, a local
Jacksonville outreach pro-
gram June 16.
Founded by ESPN col-
lege football analyst Mike
Gottfried, the Team Focus
outreach program serves
young men from ages 10 -
18 who do not have a father
in their lives. The program
is designed to provide guid-
ance and help instill leader-
ship and values through a
continual relationship with
Through teamwork with
families, teachers and coun-
selors, Team Focus offers
support in a relaxed, cost-
free atmosphere. Its mis-
sion is to create safe envi-
ronments for young men to
grow and prosper by moti-
vating them to aspire to
higher positive goals.
The Team Focus chapter
Photo by MC2 Charles White
Lt. Errol Youngborg demonstrated the P-3C flight simulator to
youths from Team Focus.
in Jacksonville is led by
Benji Woods, a former VP-
62 Reservist, who brought
50 participants to NAS
Jacksonville. The group
toured the Lockheed P-3C
Orion, as well as the P-3C
Lt. Ricci Thurston con-
ducted the tour with the
help of other VP-16 volun-
Wer there for hose who ned us most
teers, including aircrew and
Based on the feedback
from Woods and his young
men, the tour was a success
and the participants had a
very enjoyable time. Many
of the kids expressed inter-
est in pursing Naval avia-
tion careers based on what
they saw during the tour.
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Photos by Jane Beason
Billie Brownfield, NAS Jax assistant hazardous waste manager, maneuvers a pallet of dis-
carded electronic equipment including copy and fax machines, computers, monitors and
hard drives into a 55-ft. trailer supplied by Creative Recycling Systems Inc. The company
picks up the refuse at no charge to the station and transports the load to its Tampa recycling
Creative Recycling Systems
Driver Jeff McCary counted
76 pallets of discarded
electronic equipment collected
by NAS Jax Environmental
Department. It represents a
cost avoidance of $150,000 in
disposal fees since the program
began in 2008. For information
on electronics recycling, call
Hazardous Waste Manager Jane
Beason at 542-5251.
Raise environmental awareness
By Bill Raspet
NASJax Pollution Prevention
What is an Envi-
(EMS)? The International
Organization for Standard-
ization defines environmen-
tal management systems
as, "That part of the over-
all practices, procedures,
processes and resources for
achieving, reviewing and
maintaining an environ-
EMS focuses on environ-
mental management prac-
tices rather than the activi-
ties themselves. It provides
the structure by which cer-
tain activities can be car-
ried out; it ensures opera-
tor training and that proper
procedures are in place but
doesn't specify methods or
frequency of sampling.
The EMS allows Federal
agencies and facilities flexi-
bility to adapt the system to
their needs and priorities.
(EMS) at NAS Jacksonville
manages and maintains
and promotes continual
improvement. The Navy
requires full conformance
to EMS standards by Sept.
30, in order to fulfill parts
of Executive Order13423.
Success of the Station
EMS requires everyone's
involvement. The bound-
aries of EMS incorpo-
rate most of the Station's
fence-line, plus, outlying
field Whitehouse and the
Rodman bombing range.
Everyone should under-
stand the NAS Jacksonville
Environmental Policy. It
consists of environmental
aspects that are elements
of the Station's activities
that can potentially interact
with the environment.
Each of us impacts the
environment when we use
electricity, generate solid
waste instead of recycling
and contribute to sewage
generation. Whether you
work in an office or a han-
gar, each activity has an
inherent impact to energy,
solid waste and sewage.
Spend a moment think-
ing about how your actions
relate to resources like
energy, water, trash and the
environment. Some actions
have a direct and obvious
effect like leaving lights
on when not needed. Other
actions have hidden effects
like when you throw recy-
clables in the trash and
indirectly reduce proceeds
from the recycling program
that helps the Sailor. NAS
Jacksonville's current tar-
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See ENVIRONMENTAL, Page 19
looking for new talent
By Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne Krauss
Even as they execute global detach-
ments in the midst of their home-
port change to NAS Jacksonville,
the "Nomads" of Fleet Logistics Support
Squadron (VR) 62 are also recruiting to
replenish the loss of Selective Reservists
from the New England area.
"When we complete our transfer
from NAS Brunswick, Maine to NAS
Jacksonville, VR-62 will lose much
of its reserve manpower," said VR-62
Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher
Thomson. "About 68 percent of our reserv-
ists reside in Maine, and most will not
accompany the squadron down to Florida -
so there are great opportunities for reserv-
ists in the Southeastern U.S. to join our
unique tactical transport squadron," said
Thomson, who will pilot one of the Nomads'
four C-130T Hercules aircraft to its new
home in Hangar 1000 at NAS Jacksonville
on July 25.
There are currently about 90 vacant
Selective Reserve billets available.
Opportunities include pilots, loadmas-
ters, flight engineers, a range of main-
tainers, supply clerks and administrators.
VR-62 flies approximately 12, two-week
detachments per year, throughout the
Western Pacific, Middle East and the
Additionally, they are tasked by the
Navy Air Logistics Office to perform world-
wide missions that have, in the past, taken
them to nearly every state in the U.S., as
well as Ireland, Scotland, Palau, India and
"Despite our temporary loss in manpow-
er, we're going to maintain the same oper-
ational tempo. I'm certainly excited by the
challenges that our transfer is bringing,"
said Thomson. "We expect a bright future
down in Northeast Florida, and while it
will be hard to leave Maine, I think that it
will be an exciting time for the squadron."
VR-62's proud Selective Reservists have
full-time civilian jobs. As with all reservists,
they are protected under all rights ensured
by the Uniformed Services Employment
and Reemployment Rights Act.
If you are interested in affiliating with
VR-62, email VR-62 Career Counselor AT1
Mary Hipkins at firstname.lastname@example.org.
VR-62: C-130 squadron coming in from Maine
From Page 1
VR-62 began its opera-
tional commitments, send-
ing detachments to Sicily,
Japan and Bahrain in sup-
port of worldwide naval
The Base Realignment
and Closures (BRAC) com-
mission ordered the dises-
tablishment of NAS South
Weymouth and VR-62 was
again ordered to change
their homeport. In 1996, the
squadron relocated to NAS
Brunswick, Maine, and was
renamed the "Nor' Easters."
Today, VR-62 remains an
integral part of fleet sup-
port having transported in
excess of 29,500 passengers
and over 29 million pounds
of cargo since receiving the
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THIS WEEK IN NAVAL HISTORY
Photos by ATC Carl Vick
Cmdr. Allen Crisp (right), commanding officer of CNATTU Jacksonville, explains the wide vari-
ety of P-3 Orion training capabilities available to Rear Adm. Tsong-Rong Chu, deputy chief of
staff for the Taiwan Navy.
Taiwan Navy looks at P-3 training
CNATTU Jax Public Affairs Officer
The Center for Naval
hosted a visit from the
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Navy on July 17.
Rear Adm. Tsong-Rong
Chu, deputy chief of staff
for the Taiwan Navy, and
his staff received briefs
from Patrol Squadron
(VP) 30 and CNATTU on
the U.S. Navy training
capabilities for P-3 Orion
flight crews and mainte-
nance technicians. A pos-
sible Joint Foreign Military
Training venture could be
in the works for the U.S.
Navy and Taiwan Navy.
According to Lockheed
Martin, the Taiwan Navy
obtained 12 P-3C aircraft
under the U.S. govern-
ment's Foreign Military
Sales program in 2007.
AME1 Douglas Johnson (right) explains how the P-3 Orion
environmental control system trainer workers to Rear Adm.
Tsong-Rong Chu, deputy chief of staff for the Taiwan Navy.
In March 2009, Lockheed
Martin was awarded a
$665.6 million contract to
upgrade the Taiwan Navy's
P-3C maritime patrol and
Upgrades will include new
mission system avionics
and service life extension
kits to extend the aircraft'
for an additional 15,000
The first modernized
Taiwan Navy P-3C aircraft
will be delivered in 2012.
1947 First Navy all-jet
squadron (VF-17A) receives
its first aircraft.
1948 USS Putnum (DD-
757) evacuates U.N. team
from Haifa, Israel and
becomes first U.S. Navy
ship to fly the U.N. flag.
1950 USS Boxer sets
record crossing of Pacific to
bring aircraft, troops, and
supplies to Korea at start of
1958 USS Nautilus
(SSN-571) departs Pearl
Harbor for first submerged
transit of North Pole.
1993 Sarah Deal becomes
first women Marine selected
for naval aviation training.
1944 Following 43 days
of naval gunfire and air
bombardment, Naval Task
Force lands Marines on
1779 Amphibious expe-
dition against British in
Penobscot Bay, ME
1863 U.S. Squadron
bombards Fort Wagner, NC
1866 David G. Farragut
is appointed the first
Admiral in the U.S. Navy
1912 First specifications
for naval aircraft published.
1!,.; I First President to
visit Hawaii, Franklin D.
Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on
board cruiser USS Houston
1941 Bureau of
Ordnance issues first Navy
"E" certificates (for excel-
lence) for industry.
1,l 1.; Launching of USS
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developed by NRL
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by USS New Orleans (LPH-
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Secretary of the Navy
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USS Forrestal off the coast
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Marine Aviation Force
arrive at Brest, France.
1941 Japanese aircraft
bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4)
at Chungking, China; First
Navy ship damaged by Axis
during World War II.
1942 FDR signs act
(Women Accepted for
Service). During World War
II, over 80,000 officer and
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Children head to Discovery Canyon at VBS
NAS Jax Deputy PAO I- k't <
It was another success-
ful year for Vacation
Bible School (VBS) at
the NAS Jax Chapel last
week as 98 military chil-
dren headed to Discovery
Canyon (this year's theme)
to participate in a wide
variety of activities offered
by a a group of dedicated
adult and teen volunteers.
Some of the activities
included arts and crafts,
classroom lessons, music
sessions and games.
As each day began, the
children were ushered into
a main room where they
were seated on the floor to
participate in an energiz-
ing sing-along session, fol-
lowed by the lesson of the
day presented by Chaplains
(Cmdr.) Gerald Felder, (Lt.)
Tom Bingol and (Lt.) Buster
From there, they were
split up according to age
groups and sent to various
places to create such arts
and crafts as owl wall deco-
rations, special boxes and
suncatchers, to music class
to prepare for a presenta-
tion for families and friends
the last day of VBS or to
their classrooms to learn
They also enjoyed a nutri-
tious lunch each day, pre-
pared by the male volun-
teers who commandeered
the kitchen again this year.
"I really like coming here
especially when I create
stuff like the box we made
yesterday to put things in. I
also really like the animals
and bugs we are learning
about and being with my
friends," said 6-year-old
"I really like Vacation
Bible School, it's fun and I
get to make things and sing
new songs. I've also met
some new friends," added 8-
Vacation Bible School volunteer Melissa Riley teaches a class
about how to deal with storms in your life to a group preteens
as part of the this year's theme "Discovery Canyon."
Photos by AM3 Nicole Bieneman
Navy Chaplain Lt. Tom Bingol gives an inspirational story pertaining to the word of the day
during the morning praise session.
Vacation Bible School volunteer Liz Lawry shows the children
the owl they will be making in arts and crafts class.
year-old Christiana Felder.
VBS is run each year by
volunteers who are given
a curriculum to follow and
who adapt each of their les-
sons to their own individual
teaching style. This year,
22 adults and 10 teens vol-
unteered to help out with
"We have a great group
of adults who come back
every year to help out. And
some of the children who
have gone through this
program year after year,
who are now 13 and can't
participate, have chosen to
volunteer here," said Grace
Heffner, who coordinates
VBS here each year.
"They help feed the chil-
dren, clean up after lunch,
assist the teachers by pass-
ing out material and help
with arts and crafts proj-
ects. They also reassure
the children. It can be a
bit overwhelming here for
the younger children so
they take them under their
This year's theme,
"Discovery Canyon," fea-
tures five canyon creatures,
each representing a differ-
ent word and Bible story.
"Every activity the children
participate in relates to the
word and character of the
day from the arts and
crafts to the stories they
discuss in their classrooms,"
Each year, the program
holds a special mission
project to collect items for
an organization that helps
This year's project was
close to home as the chil-
dren were asked to bring in
canned goods and non-per-
ishable items to be donat-
ed to the NAS Jax Food
Locker, which is now locat-
ed at the chapel.
"There are many junior
Sailors who seem to be hav-
ing financial problems and
who use the food locker so
we wanted to help out. It's
military children helping
other military children,"
The musical team led by Vanessa Pence, Connie Rose Seeley,
and Deb Felts get the children revved up during the morning
praise session at Vacation Bible School.
Twins John and Audrey Owen, 7, work as a team to make
their owls during the arts and crafts class at Vacation Bible
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Navy Lodges now offer guests 'breakfast to go'
From Navy Exchange
Navy Lodges guests can
now get a light breakfast
in the morning thanks
to the Navy Lodge Program's
new "Breakfast to Go" Program.
The breakfast offered will vary
depending on the Navy Lodge.
"The 'Breakfast to Go' program
has been rolled out to all Navy
Lodges in the United States with
outstanding response from our
guests," said Michael Bockelman,
vice president, Navy Exchange
Service Command (NEXCOM)
and director, Navy Lodge
Program. "By offering our guests
a light breakfast in the morning,
we're giving them an even better
value for their money."
Guests staying in a Navy Lodge
in the United States will be able
to pick up a "Breakfast to Go" at
the front desk. The breakfast,
which consists of a snack/break-
fast item and beverage, is avail-
able each morning for every guest
staying at the Navy Lodge.
Larger Navy Lodges in the
United States, such as San Diego
and Norfolk, Va., will offer guests
a full continental breakfast each
day. "Navy Lodge San Diego
has already opened its
ed 'Breakfast to Go' room," said
"By offering our guests a
continental breakfast in the
morning, we estimate a fam-
ily of four will save about $150
for a six-night, five-day stay."
Beginning this fall, overseas Navy
Lodges plan to give each guest a
welcome bag. The bag will consist
of snacks, breakfast items, bottled
water as well as information on
the area all in a reusable cloth
bag. This expanded program will
provide military members on per-
manent change of station orders
food options upon their arrival
until they have time to go to the
Navy Lodge provides official
travel accommodations to all
Navy and military service mem-
bers around the world at its 43
locations. Navy Lodges have over
sized guest rooms, which offer
amenities including queen-sized
bed, sofa, a desk with a computer
hookup and task lighting. Free
local calls, coffee and newspa-
pers as well as convenient on-
base parking are also available.
All Navy Lodge rooms are air-
conditioned, have cable TV with
Showtime, a DVD/CD player,
direct-dial telephone service and a
kitchenette complete with micro-
wave and utensils. Navy Lodges
also feature housekeeping service,
vending machines, video rental
service and guest laundry facili-
ties as well as handicapped acces-
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To receive a Navy Lodge direc-
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each Navy Lodge location com-
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For other military lodging
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to choose from at the online shopping mall.
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is now available and offering great deals for NEX cus-
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"Military families often have to endure long separa-
tions or live away from loved ones for an extended peri-
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Command's (NEXCOM) services specialist.
"Being able to share photos online is very important so
families can stay connected even when they aren't togeth-
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customers to do just that stay connected."
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Understanding the post-9/11
By Risie Howard
JAGC Summer Intern
Since Sept. 10, 2001 there
have been increasing mon-
etary benefits for you and
your immediate family members.
On June 30, 2008, President
Bush signed into law a new
Veterans Education Assistance
Act called the Post 9/11 GI Bill.
The new bill is transferrable.
Transferability is a retention
tool and is based on time in the
armed forces whether active duty
or selected reserves. Members on
active duty who separate or are
discharged prior to September
10, 2001 and subsequently affili-
ate with the selected reserves
may qualify for transferability if
all other criteria are met. Read
on for more details.
What are the minimum require-
ments for eligibility?
Service members must have
served 90 aggregate days or more
of active duty, beginning on or
after September 10, 2001.
Are there exceptions to the min-
imum requirements for eligibil-
Yes. Individuals honorably dis-
charged for a service-connected
disability who served 30 contin-
uous days after September 10,
2001, may also establish eligibil-
So what exactly do I qualify for
under the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
(1) Tuition and fees paid direct-
ly to the institution, not to exceed
the most expensive in-state
undergraduate tuition in your
chosen state of study (active duty
individuals may receive the total
amount of tuition and fees); (2) A
monthly stipend paid based on the
BAH of an E-5 with dependants,
in same zip code as the school
(education online or by correspon-
dence may not qualify); (3) Up
to $1,000 per year for books and
supplies; (4) Up to $2,000 toward
licensure or certification tests;
and (5) Up to $1,200 per year for
tutorial assistance. Individuals
will generally receive 36 months
of full-time educational benefits.
The benefits are only payable for
approved training and education
programs offered at colleges and
Okay, so I qualify for all of
these benefits if I served at least
90 days of active duty after Sept.
Not exactly, the maximum basic
benefit is earned after serving 36
months of active duty or after 30
days with a service-connected dis-
ability discharge. Benefits are
pro-rated to a minimum of 40 per-
cent of the basic benefits based on
time served, from 90 days to 36
Service Academy commitments,
ROTC scholarship graduate com-
mitments, and active duty served
as a requirement for student loan
repayment does not count toward
the minimum eligibility require-
I heard something about being
able to transfer benefits to my
dependent. Is that true?
Yes. However, there are addi-
tional requirements that must be
satisfied before benefits can be
Transferring benefits to a
spouse requires six year of active
service with a commitment to
serve an additional four years of
active service. Transferring bene-
fits to a child requires 10 years of
active service with a commitment
to serve an additional four years
of active service. Members with
at least 10 years of active ser-
vice yet either standard policy or
statute prevent them from com-
mitting another four years may
transfer benefits if they commit
for the maximum time allowed by
policy or statute.
Members with 20 years or more
of active service before Aug. 1,
2010 require no additional ser-
vice to transfer benefits. Members
eligible for retirement after Aug.
1, 2009 and before Aug. 1, 2012
have reduced additional service
Individuals who transfer bene-
fits and thereafter fail to meet the
additional service obligation may
be liable to the VA for the amount
of used benefits. Benefits may
also be divided between the ser-
vice member and a dependent, or
between two or more dependents.
Keep in mind that the individual
transferring the benefit retains
the right to revoke or modify the
transfer at any time.
May my dependents) or I use
the Post 9/11 GI Bill while I'm on
Yes, however you or your spouse
will only be entitled to tuition and
fees; not the monthly stipend,
books and supplies. If the benefit
is transferred to an eligible child
the monthly stipend, books and
supplies are included.
How long do I have to use Post
9/11 GI Bill?
Generally, benefits are payable
for 15 years following the individ-
ual's release from active duty. If
the benefits are transferred to a
dependent child, there is no time
limit, but the child may not use
them after reaching age 26.
May I use the Post 9/11 GI Bill
for education already completed?
No. The Post 9/11 GI Bill is only
applicable for active duty mem-
bers of the armed forces for edu-
cation pursued on or after Aug. 1,
What if I already quali-
fy for benefits under the old
Montgomery GI Bill or another
Look before you leap. While you
may be entitled to more than one
educational benefit, you may also
be required to make an irrevo-
cable choice of which benefit you
wish to receive. The Post 9/11
GI Bill is not always the most
financially beneficial selection, so
compare GI Bill benefits before
So, how much does it cost to
enroll in the Post 9/11 GI Bill?
Enrollment is free. In fact, if
you have already paid $1,200
under the Montgomery GI Bill
and elect the Post 9/11 GI Bill, a
portion of your contribution will
be refunded in your last monthly
housing allowance payment.
Any individual considering the
Post 9/11 GI Bill should first con-
tact their education services offi-
cer. Additional information may
be found at http://gibill.va.gov/ or
by calling 1-888-442-4551.
Legal assistance attorneys
are available to help at: NAS
Jacksonville (904) 542-2565 ext.
3006; NS Mayport (904) 270-
5445 ext. 3017; NSB Kings Bay
(912) 573-3959. This article is not
intended to substitute for the per-
sonal advice of a licensed attor-
VP-8 Reunion Oct. 28-Nov. 2 in
Phoenix, Ariz. For information, contact
Santo Adams at (480)730-1487 or email
COMPASS Spouse-to-Spouse Milita-
ry Mentoring Program by Naval Servi-
ces Family Line. Help others help
themselves. Call Melanie Cullum at 904-
Military OfficersAssociation of Ameri-
ca N.E. Florida Chapter meets the third
Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at
the NAS Jax Officers' Club. RSVP to
retired Capt. Larry Sharpe at 262-3728
or e-mail Isharpel @comcast.net.
National Naval Officers Association
meets the fourth Thursday of each
month at 5 p.m. at the Urban League,
903 W. Union Street. Contact Lt. Cmdr.
Paul Nix at 422-8480 or email (Paul.
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen
meets the third Thursday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center on
Collins Road. Call AOC Robert Price at
542-2849 or Jim Bohac at 542-2939, or
Navy Wives Clubs of America Jax
No. 86 meets the first Wednesday of
each month at 7 p.m. in Building 857 (at
NAS Jax main gate behind Navy Marine
Corps Relief Society). Not So New Shop
open Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m. to
1 p.m.). Call 542-1582 for info.
Navy Wives Clubs of America DID No.
300 meets the second Thursday of each
month at 7 p.m. at the Oak Crest United
Methodist Church Education Building
at 5900 Ricker Road. Call 387-4332 or
Retired Activities Office (RAO) at
NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) needs volunteers
to assist military retirees and
dependents. Work three hours a day,
one day per week. Call 542-2766 ext.
126 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays
Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club meets
the first Wednesday of every month at
7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse (Building
1956) adjacent to Mulberry Cove
Marina. Open to active duty, reserve
and retired military, plus, active or
retired DoD civilians. Call 778-0805 or
Orange Park Lions Club meets the
second and fourth Monday at 7 p.m. at
423 McIntosh Avenue, Orange Park, Fla.
For more information, call 298-1967.
National Active and Retired Federal
Employees Westside Jacksonville
Chapter 1984 meets at 1 p.m. on the
fourth Thursday of each month at the
Murray Hill United Methodist Church,
(Fellowship Hall Building) at 4101
College Street. Call 786-7083.
National Active and Retired Federal
Employees Clay County Chapter
1414 meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second
Tuesday of each month at the Orange
Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter
38 meets the second Tuesday of each
month at 7 p.m. at 470 Madeira Dr.,
Orange Park. Service officers available
Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m
- 4 p.m. to help with VA claims, call
269-2945 for appointment. Bingo every
Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and
Saturday from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The
public is welcome.
Fleet ReserveAssociation Branch 290
monthly meeting is the first Thursday at
8 p.m., 390 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach.
Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve
Unit 126 meets the second Thursday
of each month at 10 a.m. at the Fleet
Reserve Building, 7673 Blanding Blvd.
Retired Enlisted Association meets
the fourth Wednesday of each month
at 1 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Hall at
7673 Blanding Blvd. Call 772-8622 or
Adventures in Learning offers more
than 25 classes for people 55+ at
Shepherd's Center of Orange Park,
2105 Park Ave., Orange Park. Call 269-
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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 & F.-ii.iy
7:30 p.m. until close
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m., 10 games, $1 per card
Enjoy lunch while you play!
The Zone Pizza Specials!
Monday Mom's Night Any one-topping
14" pizza for only $5, pick-up or dine-in 5
Tuesday Family Feast Two one-topping
15" pizzas and six non-alcoholic beverages
for only $20, dine-in only 5 9 p.m.
Wednesday Pizza & Cheese Bread Deal
One specialty 14" pizza or one 14" pizza
up to three toppings plus cheese bread for
only $15 pick-up or dine-in 5 9 p.m.
Thursday Pizza & Wing Deal One 14"
pizza up to three toppings or a specialty
pizza plus boneless wings for only $16
pick-up or dine-in 5 9 p.m.
F,-id.iy TGIF Three or more 14" pizzas
up to three toppings each only $7 per pizza
- pick-up, dine-in or delivery 11 a.m. 9
Saturday & Sunday Dollar Days $2
off any 14" pizza pick-up or dine-in 5 9
FITNESS & AQUATICS
Call 542-2930 for information.
Family Fitness Center
Located above the Youth Center Gym
Monday F,'id.iy, 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. 6 p.m.)
Sunday (1-5 p.m.)
Call 542-3318 for information.
Jacksonville Suns Baseball Team
Homeplate Box $11 adult, $10.50 child/senior
Reserved $8 adult, $7.50 child/senior
GeneralAdmission $5 adult, $4.50 child/senior
Jacksonville Jaguars tickets now on sale
Section 147 $58.25 per person
200 Level $54 per person
400 Level $42 per person
Jag Shuttle $12 per person
Kennedy Space Center
Free admission to the active duty member
Must receive voucher from ITT
Hall of Fame Combo Tickets
Includes Hall of Fame, IMAS and putting
World Golf Village $17
Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks
October 22 at 7 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Arena
$70 per person, club seating
Entertainment Books Save money on
local restaurants and attractions $20
$21 per person, includes everything but
Paintball with military ID $12, without
AMC Gold Experience Movie Theater tick-
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No restrictions use for any show, any
time! Only $8.
Jacksonville Jaguar Tickets on sale now at
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-
Orlando Universal Studios Trip
July 24 & 25
$60 includes lodging and transportation
ENVIRONMENTAL: Local compliance will be met
From Page 14
Jacksonville will implement programs that
ensure environmental compliance with
legal regulations, prevent pollution, sus-
tain natural and cultural resources and
promote continual improvement of the sta-
tion environmental management system
through its objectives and targets."
This policy emphasizes environmental
compliance with legal regulations, prevent-
ing pollution, sustaining natural and cul-
tural resources and continuing improve-
ments of the EMS program through objec-
tives and targets.
You can take EMS training online by
going to: http://www.cnrse-ems.org/env-
j acksonville/default. asp
Select "Click here to take EMS
Awareness Training." Or contact the NAS
Jax EMS Office at 542-4229.
Photo by Jose Ramos
A plane captain with VAW-120 stands by an C-2A Greyhound as pilots approach for their pre-
flight inspection July 16 on the flight line of NAS Jacksonville.
Last Buck BBQ
July 29 at 5 p.m.
Free hamburgers and hotdogs!
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 &
Aug. 4 & 18 for active duty.
Today, Aug. 6 & 20 for retirees and DoD
Dog Days of Summer at NAS Jax Golf
Play 18-holes with cart for $20 after 2 p.m.
Monday and Thursday
Sunday Brunch now at Mulligan's, 10 a.m.
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For information on booking command or
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call the Officers' Club main office, 542-
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Monday Fi.i y, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
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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
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Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club Intramural
First Wednesday of August
Free use of MWR Mulberry Cove Marina
Flying Scot sailboats
Before & After School Registration
Going on now
Fees based on income.
Free open recreation for children in kin-
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Tuesday Frid.iL.y, 6:15-8 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must register at the Youth Center.
Is your child 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2009?
If so, they are eligible for Florida's FREE
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VPK openings at the Youth Center begin-
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through F,'id.iy. Only 18 children can be
enrolled, so it's first come, first served.
For more information, contact the Child
Development Center at 542-5529.
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Private Pilot Ground School
Sept. 14 October 21
$450 includes instruction and books
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20 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 23, 2009
NAVFAC civilian keeps water flowing in East Africa
From NAVFAC Southeast
Public Affairs I
Naval Facilities Engine-
Environmental Remedial Project
Manager Benjamin Kissam
returned to work June 11 after
a three-month detail with the
Combined Joint Task Force
(CJTF) drilling wells and per-
forming hydrogeologic assess-
ments in East Africa.
Kissam volunteered after a call
went out for a rotation assign-
ment in Eastern Africa to employ-
ees identified as geologists or
hydrologists in the NAVFAC com-
munity database. The position
description was for on-site techni-
cal support to drilling water wells,
with Camp Lemonier, Djibouti
listed as the primary location.
"The hook was the chance to
drill in the African Great Rift
Valley," admits Kissam. "To gain
direct knowledge of how the U.S.
military and CJTF, actually exe-
cute the 'Three Ds' (development,
diplomacy and defense) approach
in the war on terror was an addi-
tional perk to the opportunity."
Kissam's commitment and cour-
age to volunteer for an assign-
ment that assists in fighting the
war on terror embodies the Navy
The 91-day assignment took
Kissam to a variety of locations
throughout the East African
countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia
Photos courtesy of Benjamin Kissam
The Tennessee National Guard 775th Engineers drill at Chekeihti, Djibouti,
southwest of Camp Lemonier, along the Ethiopian border. A hand-pump
well was installed for the nomadic Afar people, who generally don't allow
photos to be taken.
The assignment was to provide
on-site support to the military
well-drilling teams in East Africa.
The team helped determine well-
screening intervals, well-com-
pletion methods and document
boring logs as well as collect
and analyze water samples, and
record data results. They also
reviewed proposals for new well-
drilling locations and performed
other hydrogeologic assessments.
Hydrogeology is the branch of
geology concerned with water
occurring underground or on the
surface of the earth. According to
Kissam, "It's basically rocks, drill-
ing and water wells."
In his primary role as a hydro-
geologist, Kissam provided tech-
nical support to the CJTF-HOA-J-
34 Engineers with water resourc-
es. His hydrological assessments
helped determine if a site was
suitable to drill including acces-
sibility of rig and equipment for
the site, proximity to desired loca-
tion for usage and success prob-
The results of this ongoing work
provided clean and safe drinking
water to many people in need.
Residents often overlook the sani-
tary condition of available water
when the need is great and so
little water is readily accessible.
Knowledge, tools and resources
through the efforts of the CJTF
Benjamin Kissam stands in front of a flooded Wadi (a riverbed that con-
tains water only during times of heavy rain), north of Dire Dawa, Ethiopia,
along the Somalia border. After watching a dump truck struggle to cross
the Wadi, his group decided not to risk their vehicle.
make clean water accessible for
those living in the region.
Many people benefited from the
team's efforts and were grateful to
receive the clean drinking water.
Kissam said the three-month
detail delivered a unique, life-
time experience to work with the
geology of the African Rift Valley
system and help residents of the
While this assignment was
a first for Kissam, he said it
wouldn't necessarily be the last.
Navy Medicine personnel
receive first-of-its-kind training
By Lance Cpl. Damien Gutierrez
Camp Pendleton Public Affairs
More than 100 Navy corpsman,
doctors and nurses preparing for
upcoming individual deployments
completed a rigorous, first-
of-its kind, two-week course
directed by Navy Medicine
Support Command's Naval
Training Institute (NEMTI)
on Camp Pendleton that con-
cluded with a field training
exercise July 9.
The course included the
Tactical Combat Casualty
Course (TCCC), Fleet
Hospital and Expeditionary
Medical Facility (EMF) pre-
deployment training, and an
Improvised Explosive Device Photo by
Security Training Course Topto bottom
designed to improve skills Rosa, a hosp
in recognizing subtle signs deploying to
of the presence of an IED. Medical Fa
The Navy Medicine students Kuwait, Lt. j
- who will deploy to EMF a trauma n
Kuwait or Djibouti, Africa ing to EMF
HM2 Lisa G
- were also trained in medi- deploying tc
cal sustainment and combat pull these
survival techniques. simulated imr
"This is a great way for sive device
our students to get scenario ing the Navy
training," said Capt. Mitchell Medical Tra
Dukovich, NEMTI officer in field training
charge. "This is the last stop at Camp Pei
before going on deployment, July 9.
and it is our job to work out
any kinks they might have. After the stu-
dents receive this training, they will be
able to identify and quickly assess situ-
nations they might face while on deploy-
All medical personnel assigned to EMF
Kuwait or EMF Djoubti are eligible to
attend NEMTI training. Students attend-
ing the school vary from Navy
physicians, nurses and hospi-
tal corpsmen, to non-medical
Navy support personnel and
"I feel really fortunate to
be a part of the school," said
Cmdr. Deborah Roy, a Navy
nurse. "This is a terrific way
to get everyone together and
practice as a team."
Camp Pendleton is the only
base and NEMTI the only
command that provides this
- specialized training.
rce Cpl. Damien "Camp Pendleton's environ-
Cutierrez ment is one found nowhere
HM2 Jayson else in the military, and this
tal corpsman is something we must take
expeditionary advantage of," said Dukovich.
ility (EMF) It is the responsibility of all
;. Joy Smart, instructors at NEMTI to iden-
rse deploy- tify and provide assistance
mz, wo to any students who may be
mez, who is
EMF Kuwait, having difficulties with the
ves out of a curriculum. This way when
rovise explo- they are sent off into theatre,
xposion dur- the medical personnel are
expeditionary ready to handle a variety of
ing Institute situations with ease.
exercise held "Our instructors teach
Ileton, Calif. at a high-level of expertise
and have had a tremendous
amount of deployment expe-
rience," said Dukovich. "They are a tre-
mendous asset to this institution and are
crucial to its success."
NAS JAK SPORTS
Court closures-the base gym basketball courts
and racquetball courts are closed through Aug.
14 for renovation.
* Captain's Cup Men's & Women's Racquetball
Tournament August 24-28
The following sport leagues are open to all NAS
Jax active duty, selective reservists and command
DoD personnel. Stop by base gym to obtain
required paperwork or call 542-2930.
* Captain's Cup 7-on-7 Flag Football League
* 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.
* Captain's Cup Badminton League
Upcoming league meetings at the base gym
(commands whose athletic officer or designated
representative attend the meeting will receive 5
captain's cup points):
* Indoor volleyball -Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m.
* Greybeard fall softball -Aug. 19 at 11:30 a.m.
* Intramural softball -Aug. 19 at noon
* Coed softball -Aug. 19 at 12:30 p.m.
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.
For more information, call MWR Sports Coordinator
Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser
Sand Volleyball As of July 17
Team Wins Losses
Air Ops Gold 5 0
HSM-70 6 1
Cobra Kai 4 4
HS-11 3 2
Air Ops Blue 2 3
CNRSE 2 3
FRCSE 2 3
CPRW-11 1 1
CNATTU 1 4
FISC 1 4
Summer Golf As of July
Air Ops 3
Naval Hospital 2
CNATTU Gold 2
CNATTU Blue 0
VP-30 E's 0
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20 min to Jax. 1, 2, & 3
Bedrooms Starting @ $450
EASTWOOD OAKS APTS
37149 Cody Circle, Hilliard FI
Mandarin/9047 San Jose Blvd
EXTRA LARGE Apts
Reduced Rates May & June
1BR 900sf Call special rates
Beauclerc Bay Apt., 733-3730
Next to Goodby's Boat Ramp
MURRAY HILL/ Westside
as low as $505mo.
Now Avail. Income &
Age limit apply. 381-1726
MURRAY HILL LARGE
1 & 2 BR Apts. Cable Ready,
Carpet, Kit Equip. 384-1472
PRESERVE AT CEDAR RIVER
4207 Confederate Point Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32210
A tranquil setting amongst oak lined
courtyards and river views.
* Washer-dryer connections
* Wood-burning fireplaces*
* Water-front views*
* Private screened in patio/ balcony*
* Sunken living rooms and lofts*
n Sand volleyball
* Tennis courts
* Waterfront boat dock & slips
* Sparkling swimming pool
* On site laundry facility
* Fitness center
* Boardwalk and picnic areas
Starting @ $429/month
Starting @ $609/month
Starting @ $799/month
U' )1 V!; I".1
s from NAS JAX
Military Discount Program
Clay County Schools
Pool and Recreational Areas
Large Units with Spacious Floor Plans
2 & 3 Bedroom Townhomes
COME ON BY!
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RIVERSIDE- FtEMIn olf ND 2/b5abna ARGYLE 3/2, 2cg, cath.
lbr, kit equip, w ceilings & more, good
I ch&a, laundry / lake view, 1 cargar, neighborhood $1075m.
l | mat, $525mo+ $975/mo. 904-993-180 904-838-8572
r$ 5 2 5 dep.
904-945-053e9or Mandarin Condo 2/2, 1250 ARGYLE, 3/2, LR, DR,
904-381-9652 sq ft, wood firs, new firpic, ceiling fans, scrned
carpet & paint, wsh/dry covered patio, fenced yard.
Riverside & Westside in unit. Lots of storage $995. Refs req. 778-2897
1Br Starting at $450 ready for move in.
BrStarting a$45 $900.00/month. call Brian Argyle Cu I-de-sac,
2 & 3 BR's also avail 545-6458 4br/2ba, 2car gar, 1600sf
No APP. Fee! Call 771-1243 fncd, avl 7/18. $995mo.
$200 OFF 1st Month Rent ORANGE PARK Twnhse + 1mo dep. 407 952 0882
Send unit w/ gar, new Arlington East,
WESTSIDE 3 & 2 BR, 2br/2.5ba w/ bonus rm, 2B R/2.5 BA,
clean enviro., quiet, 1-10 1200sf $950m 904-465-7970 Townhouse,
& 295 $750/ $650, lease, like new, no
no pets 904-374-6339 ORANGE PARK | pets, no smkg,
WESTSIDE- Murray Hill Oakleaf Plantation available now
Aforable Housing -spacious 2/2 w/gar, $795/mo PH
Affordable Housing & /sc r eened lanai 904-608-5129 or
Age appy 3 45 cw/lake view, stor- 561-622-7671.
Age limit apy.381-4905 age and many upgrades
WESTSIDE Off 103rd available immediately. ARLINGTON Twnhouse
2BR DUPLEX, FENCED $1 000 m+ $1 000 dp. 3/2.5 1400sqft, $845/mo
YARD, NO W/D CONN. 887-9675 $845dep 636-0269
REF. REQ. $595 7782897 Avondale/ Ortega 2/1.5,
WESTSIDE Quiet Area Ponte Vedra Beach brick, hwd firs, fpl, fncd
CEDAR CREEK APTS New Luxury 3br/3ba, 2cg pets ok, nr river, avl 8/1,
1BR $40 Off; 2BR $50 Off gated, 200yds to beach, $1060mo. 904-613-1719
Rent. Mary 904424-3402 pool, hot tub, granite &
Rent.Mary9044243402 ss appIs $2000m 234-7433 FLEMING ISL/Autumn
WESTSIDE 2/1, CH&A Glen -Lovely 3/2 TH on
Clean, quiet in country SOUTHSIDE- Montreaux bordering lake,
setting, water included. Like new 2/2, w/d incid, upgraded appls, gar,
$545M0. 904-783-0288 m a n y amen i t i e s $1050m+sec. dp. 237-3665
ATLANTIC BEACH $1000mo. 904-545-1664 FLEMING ISLAND
2br's @ $675m. IPLANTATION-TH,
Call Monique 904-249-1833 WESTSIDE 1837sf, 3/2.5,
$149.00 pays move in fees. Duplex near Kent family/living rm &
Campus, 1/1, W/D loft, gar, ceiling fans,
ohkuP, clean, qunt, gated, A-rated schools,
p 0r c h e s e nc e d a pl po4c b h o u s e s ac -
|m porches,5fen-ed y,45, cer, volley, tennis,
406-9544 Deposit. YMCA, 11mi's from NAS
t ATLANTIC BCH JAX. $1150m. 803-4287
S3/3, TH, Beachside,
1cg, $1200m. Mid JAX BEACH S.- T.H.
.July992-1797 Walk to beach, very nice
BAYMEADOWS/Point Bryan Realty. 398-1210
Meadows Place Clean 3/2, CLAY COUNTY- 3/2
1400sf, w/d, 3rd fir, scrn executive house, fully fur- JLulington Creek
patio, pool/gym/club hse nished, community pool, 4br/3ba, 2203sf,
$1300m nego. 904-465-1142 great schools 410-526-6111 Mischools- ESlem T
ern spacious ranch
SIGNATURE REALTY & Mgmt home,rpoo + yard, fnc
screen, pets ok w/
RENTALS dep. $1985mo Avi Sept. 1
AVAILABLE FROM $700-$3000/MO. 6 5 m in t b a e.
Beach 241- 5221, Mand 268- 0035 firstname.lastname@example.org
W'side 482-1099 LAKE ASBURY 3/2.5 New
www.signaturerealestatejacksonville.com 1800sf, great neighbor-
hood & schools, pets
w/dep $1200. 904-735-0603
A&k T~ CR220 3/2/2, fpl, scr
M patio, Ig fncd bck,
Avail. 7/9/09. $1050m.
20min's to NAS.
M h Northside 3 bdrm 1 bath
M A D h |....home for rent. 1716 W
M A D ISO N 21st St. New appliances,
new tile and carpet.
APARTMENT GROUP Avail for rent Aug 1st
Call 904-307-7082 for
M @ n ORANGE PARK 3BR near
Mall, fncd yrd, carport,
6017 R ev d. great n'bhood. 904-287-9760
SClay co. 4/2
8 75 6w/in-ground
Located in 904-613-3335,
ORANGE PARK -CC
M adison @ Bay Pointe Brick 4/3 2200sf, freshly
painted, new carpet, Comm
4500 Baymeadows Rd. pool $1500mo. 904-307-5834
Beach condo, e cy.
toaMiramar & San
866-721850 Diego bases. $1850mo.
Located in Baymeadows Area Off295 561-632-4143
M@WLaJolla TH, conv.
to Miramar & San
Diego bases. $1750mo.
Southside-Nice 3/2, Ig den,
Jegar, hrdwd firs, $1195mo
Furn 2/1 & 2/2, clean &
8 - shaded $695mo. 737-0537
Lt rea WESTSIDE 2BR 2BA
End Unit Townhouse.
WWW Mal.COM 6952 $700/mo + $650 dep. Pet
RiverFront Living near NAS JAX
Apts Starting at $489/Month
on the river6 I
WESTSIDE Off 103rd
1BR & 2BR, $595 & $695,
Fenced yard, No W/D hook
up, Ref Required, 778-2897
& WESTSID E- 3br,
new kitchen, tile
firs, big yrd, kids to
school, 5 min from NAS.
WESTSIDE Conv. to NAS
4/2 incl. mother in-law
ste, kit. eqpt, fncd bkyd,
WESTSIDE 3/2 bonus rm
$850mo+$850dep no pets
Hud OK. Cottage effic.
wtr, sewer, furn, $450mo
+$450dep no pets. Both
prop. 2 blks off Cassat
Ave. 904-783-6237 9a-5p
Westside 3/2 townhouse
w/d hkup, storage, scrn
porch, new tile & cpt,
Quiet. $750. 305-528-9678
5517 Lakewood Cir E
Quiet Neighborhood 3/2
1700 SF, Hardwood
Floors, Large fenced
yard. Dog friendly. $1000
/ month call 982-3341
Is the economic
impact of the mili-
tary in Northeast
the local bases
in the area.
Fax 904-366 6230.
$299 MOVES YOU IN!
1 & 2 BR weekly/monthly
WESTSIDE Private DW
3/2, ch&a, no pets
$650mo + dep. Also 3/2
$575mo0 +dep 813-8713
WE STS IDE 3/2's $599mo.
2/2's $550mo. 1/1's $450mo
$1.00 A Day Move-in Special
Westside Mobile Home
for lease, 2/2, Central
Air, LG yard w/ porch,
city water, W/D; $600.00
per month; $400.00
deposit, and no pets.
Great Specials, pets ok
Fleming Isl Eagle Harbor
2 furn rms avl, $450ea single
w/out kids/couples only.
904- 278-2179/ 542-2646 x 139
incId., fridge, A/C.
Call 334-2778 or 860-4852
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m ding amenities that our residents value.
^j swimmingg Pool, Community Park,
house with Community Activities,
ndly On-Site Management, Boat &
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8985 NORMANDY BLVD.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32221
(904) 786 2377
Normandy Estates is a beautiful, quiet, and peaceful
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4BR/2BA Ranch Style Home *
Recently Remarcited 7' Deep
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Call Judee Brooks
Island Realty, Inc. 8
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DENTAL ASST. waser Large
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9850 Atlantic Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
6914 Blanding BWvd
Green Cove Springs
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
JACK ILSON BUICK
2250 US1 South
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
1550 Cassat Ave.
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200
JACK MWLSON 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. 493-0000
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 CLARK FORDERCUR
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
9650 Alantic 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 3544421
Green Cove Springs
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
KIA OF ORANGE PARK
6373 Blanding Blvd.
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 Atlantic Blvd. 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
NIMNICNT PONTIAC- GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy.
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155
KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Circle.
ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
Common al Leasing Since 1955
2810 St. Augustine Rd. 398-5000
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
11650 BEACH BLVD.
O'STEEN VW CERTIFIED
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.
PRS / MILITARY GETS...
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ONE PRICE INCLUDES:
/ Lifetime Powertrain Warranty
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/ Loaner Car for Service Customers
/ Protection Package (includes
Mud Guards, Trunk/Cargo Tray,
Wheel Locks, Nitrogen Tires)
/ Pin Stripes
CUSTOMER STIMULUS PROGRAM!
DUVAL HONDA 'S CUSTOMER STIMULUS PROGRAM!
$1500 monthly income and $500 down... APPROVED!
No payments higher than 360/mo.
Over 50 cars under $8,995 to choose from!
PLUS... BUMPER TO BUMPER WARRANTY
and all maintenance repairs FREE!
You make the payment, we take care of the rest
FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR LOAN!
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9875 Atlantic Blvd.