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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2009
Commander U.S. 2nd Fleet visits VP-16
By MC2 Charles White
Photos by MC2 Charles White
Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet Vice Adm. Mel
Williams Jr., presents his coin with a handshake to
AO3 Emmanuel Joseph during his Sept. 20 visit to
VP-16. Joseph earned the coin, as well as a Safety
Pro award, for preventing a potentially serious mis-
hap with his quick thinking during an aircraft tow-
ing equipment malfunction.
Commander, U.S. Second Fleet Vice
Adm. Mel Williams Jr. visited
the VP-16 "War Eagles" onboard
NAS Jacksonville Sept. 17 to meet with
the men and women who comprise the
squadron and recognize them for their
support to Second Fleet's mission.
Williams spoke about the importance
of maritime patrol and reconnaissance
services that the P-3C Orion squadron
provides, specifically in the area of anti-
submarine warfare (ASW).
"The Navy's P-3s are vital to Second
Fleet in the execution of our mission
to ensure maritime domain awareness
in support of homeland defense," said
In addition to praising the VP com-
munity as a whole, Williams also recog-
nized the VP-16 Maintenance Control,
Operations and Intelligence divisions for
their individual contributions to mission
During his visit, Williams also toured
the recently completed Hangar 511, which
is the newest and most modern hangar in
the VP community. The structure was
designed specifically to support the P-8
Poseidon aircraft which will replace the
aging fleet of P-3C Orion aircraft begin-
ning in 2013. It is also the largest and
one of few "green" hangars in the U.S.
VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Anthony Corapi was appreciative of
Williams' visit and recognition of his
Sailors. "It means a lot when our senior
leadership takes time from their busy
schedules to thank the Sailors who make
our Navy the best in the world," he said.
VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Anthony
Corapi (right) talks with Vice Adm. Mel
Williams Jr., commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet,
during a tour of the new Hangar 511 at
hit safety bullseye
The VP-62 "Broad Arrows," a Navy Reserve Force
unit based at NAS Jacksonville received the 2009
Department of the Navy (DoN) Safety Excellence
Award Sept. 15 at a ceremony in Washington D.C.
The Safety Excellence Awards were established by
The Honorable Gordon England, former Secretary of the
Navy, to personally recognize Navy and Marine Corps
commands that demonstrate extraordinary excellence by
sustained mission success with simultaneous exemplary
According to the commendation, VP-62 incorporated
safety and operational risk management as top priori-
ties in planning and executing its mission, resulting in
remarkable safety successes despite the most demanding
operational conditions. Achievements included:
Reaching an extraordinary aviation milestone more
than 29 years and more than 96,260 flight hours of Class
"A" mishap-free operations.
From Naval Hospital lax Public Affairs
S seasonal flu vaccinations are expected to
be ready for family members and other
authorized beneficiaries the week of
Oct. 5 or shortly thereafter," said NH Jax Public
Health Director Capt. Joseph McQuade, MD.
When seasonal flu vaccine arrives, it will be
available to eligible beneficiaries during the follow-
Monday and Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: Noon to 8 p.m.
Friday: No immunizations.
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vaccines for the H1N1 (also called swine flu) are
slated to arrive at a later date and the schedule for
administering the vaccines will be announced as
soon as possible.
"We may experience temporary shortages of the
seasonal and/or H1N1 flu vaccines, so I advise peo-
ple to call the hospital before departing for the
immunization clinic to ensure adequate vaccines are
on hand," said McQuade.
Once hospital officials announce arrival of the
vaccines and the immunization clinic opening, ben-
eficiaries should report to the temporary clinical
building located near the hospital's emergency room
entrance to receive vaccination. You should enter
the facility through the temporary clinic's outside
doors and not through the hospital's main building.
Reserved parking near the temporary clinic will
be marked for people to use while they visit the
immunization or flu screening and treatment clin-
Pneumococcal vaccines (protection from pneumo-
nia) will also be administered to high risk benefi-
ciaries during the immunization clinics if medically
appropriate. Hospital staff will help beneficiaries
Zero Class "A," "B" or "C" flight or ground mishaps in
fiscal year 2008.
Completion of 378 sorties totaling 1,318 flight hours
and 3,427 man-days of operational support world-
wide, including execution of missions for U.S. Southern
Photo by HM3 Jermaine Derrick
HN Evelyn Cole administers the seasonal influenza
vaccine to HN Justin Waters at Naval Hospital Jax.
Most of the patient contact staff have been vaccinated
and the hospital is gearing up to start with shot exer-
cises for beneficiaries.
who need additional screening, tests or appoint-
ments when they visit the immunizations clinic.
"Influenza vaccines are safe and people should
get vaccinated every year unless told otherwise by
their physician or authorized medical provider," said
McQuade. "I encourage pregnant women to get vac-
cinated for both seasonal and H1N1 influenza as
soon as possible because they can be at high risk for
complications from influenza, especially the H1N1
If beneficiaries are unable to obtain the vaccines
at a military treatment facility, TRICARE will cover
the seasonal flu shot, the seasonal nasal spray,
and the H1N1 vaccine for qualifying beneficiaries
when administered in a doctor's office or a network
"MinuteClinic." Minute Clinics are an additional
source set up by TRICARE for preventive services.
Current referral rules and regulations may apply.
See FLU SHOTS, Page 8
Command, the 2008 Rim of the Pacific exercise, and USS
George Washington (CVN 73) Pacific Fleet transfer.
The DoN Safety Excellence Award program objective is
to promote excellence in mission readiness by mishap and
hazard reduction through the implementation of effective
safety programs, the full integration of operational risk
management principles, and a sound safety culture.
Established in 1970, VP-62 is manned by Selective
Reserves and full time support Sailors and stands ready
to respond in the event of wartime needs or national
The Broad Arrows fly the latest P-3C (Aircraft
Improvement Program) Orion aircraft and have operated
from the Azores, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, Crete, Japan,
Iceland, Norway, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico,
Sicily, Spain and the United Kingdom.
The overwhelming success of these deployments has
demonstrated the Navy Reserve's ability to effectively
operate and maintain front-line equipment in a challeng-
ing real-world environment.
TOUCHING Domestic Violence Awareness Walk & Rally Chapel Center Open House
B E Today at 3 p.m. & CREDO Dedication
Patriots Grove Oct. 3 at 11 a.m.
B A SE Call 542-2766. Ext 131 for information. Enjoy food, fun and fellowship.
Photo by MC (SW) Arthur De La Cruz
From left: Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Vice Adm. Adam
Robinson Jr., MC; Chief of the Dental Corps Rear Adm. Richard Vinci;
the new Commander, Navy Medicine Support Command (NMSC)
Rear Adm. Eleanor Valentin, MSC; and Chaplain Lt. Justin Top salute
the national ensign during the NMSC change of command ceremony
at NAS Jacksonville Sept. 18. Valentin relieved Vinci as the NMSC
commander. She reports from Navy Medicine National Capital Area
in Bethesda, Md. where she served as the chief of staff. Valentin will
assume duties as chief of the Medical Service Corps on Oct. 1, a posi-
tion she will hold simultaneously as NMSC commander. Vinci has
commanded NMSC and simultaneously served as Chief of the Dental
Corps since November 2007. Vinci will report to the chief, Bureau
of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, DC, as the deputy chief,
BUMED for installations and logistics and will continue to serve as the
Dental Corps director.
2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009
Looking back to 1966...
U.S. Navy photo
Technicians in the NAS Jacksonville Overhaul & Repair Shop tend to a Sikorsky HUS-1 Seahorse assigned to the HT-8
"Eight Ballers." Today, HT-8 is the Navy's oldest helicopter training squadron and is based aboard Naval Air Station
Whiting Field in Milton, Fla.
Random observations, admissions
By Sarah Smiley
M aybe you've noticed that I
spend a great deal of time
making fun of my good-
natured husband, Dustin.
I keep a file of letters from readers
expressing their concern that I'm too
hard on Dustin just to remind myself
that not one of the letters is actually
In any case, lest you think that I
believe Dustin is the only one screw-
ing up, or that I don't find faults in
myself, here is a random list of obser-
vations and admissions to level the
When I found out that Dustin
was putting money in an IRA every
month, I famously yelled, "Why, that's
like throwing money out the window!"
When I was 16, I washed my car
with an SOS pad.
Sometimes, when I want to leave
a party, a meeting, or an exercise
class at the gym, I pretend that I've
just received a call on my cell phone.
I think coffee tastes and smells
like an ashtray.
It is very stressful for me when I
didn't hear someone's name the first
time, but didn't bother to ask them to
repeat it. Then, months later, once we
are confirmed acquaintances and it
would be wrong and completely offen-
sive for me not to know their name, it
becomes necessary to dodge situations
where I might have to address them
Hey, MoneyChic! My wife and I
are thinking about buying a home.
I'm worried about her less-than-per-
fect credit report and score. When we
apply for a home loan, will they pull
both of our credit histories? Maybe
they'll pull just mine due to the fact
that I'm the primary breadwinner in
our family and the one who will be
paying the mortgage?
MoneyChic says: Typically, pro-
spective lenders look at the score of
the primary source of income before
making a credit decision. However,
in the case of a joint mortgage it's
formally. Sadly, this occurs more often
than is acceptable.
I once used the camera feature
on my iPhone to sneak a picture of a
woman's hairstyle that I liked. When
she caught me, I pretended that I
was reading a text message. Before
iPhones, I did the same thing at Sea
World using my digital camera.
Daylight Saving Time throws off
my schedule for weeks.
I sometimes tape a piece of hair
across the door of the attic so that I
will know, by the broken strand, if
someone is hiding in there.
I tell the pharmacist not to include
the informational brochure with my
prescription, because if I read it, I will
never take the medicine. Similarly,
it seems like a total waste (to me, at
least) of money to produce a commer-
cial that advertises that your product
will cause heart palpitations, excessive
sweating, kidney failure, insomnia,
nightmares, increased urination, and
If Dustin doesn't answer his cell
phone the first time, sometimes I get
angry, hang up and call back again.
Caller ID has made it much easier
for Dustin to ignore me.
If Dustin tells me I can't do some-
thing, it is guaranteed that I will try.
When he says, "Whatever you do,
a little different. According to Gerri
Detweiler of Credit.com all six FICO
scores will be pulled and evaluated
before a decision is made.
Six scores you are thinking? Yes,
there are three credit bureaus:
Equifax, Experian and Trans Union.
They will pull your scores and then
they will pull your wife's score from
all three companies. They do this
because not all information is the
same on each report. (Another rea-
son why you should take advantage
of your entitlement to a copy of each
report annually. But that is another
don't clean the bathroom," I think he
is on to me about this.
Like a force field, my reading
glasses seem to increase my cone of
personal space by at least two extra
feet. They are similar to sunglasses
in this way. And yet, unlike sunglass-
es, my eyes are not hidden in read-
ing glasses. I forget this when I roll
my eyes or stare off into space while
someone is talking to me.
When I say that I'm afraid of cats,
I'm not kidding.
In second grade, I used my tongue
to pull out my permanent retainer
from the roof of my mouth so that I
could go home. (Sorry, Mom.)
Sometimes, when I'm being inde-
cisive, I come to a conclusion using the
"If this wad of paper makes it into the
waste basket on the first try, I will take
my medicine despite what I read online
about it." (This is the same way I came
to the decision to marry Dustin.)
No, I'm only kidding about that last
one. For all my jokes, he truly is the
brains of this operation. That's why,
as we celebrate our 10th wedding
anniversary this year, my last admis-
sion is that Dustin (aka my biggest
fan) is a tolerant, patient, loving man
with a great sense of humor. I am
lucky to have him.
Moneychic article in itself.)
It's not unusual for lenders to throw
out the high and low scores for each
person and then focus in on the two
middle scores for decision making.
Please consider all of the aspects of
home ownership before making this
big step. Go to the library and check
out one of the many books on buying a
home before embarking on this process.
Send your questions to:
P.O. Box 48
Naval Air Station
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MM3 ANTONIO TORO
Hometown: Trenton, N.J.
Favorite duty station/
Why? Japan. I had the
opportunity to travel and see a lot of
interesting places and meet new people. It was a
Last book read: Tom Clancy's Sniper
Favorite pastime: Working out.
Most interesting experience: Traveling
to Australia and surfing and scuba diving on the
Great Barrier Reef.
Who is your hero? My mother. A single
woman who raised three kids.
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
T. y Favorite duty station?
Last book read: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Favorite pastime: Relaxing at the beach.
Most Interesting Experience: Tubing on
Who is your hero? My Dad.
Navy Birthday Ball Oct. 10
he first Tri-base Navy Birthday Ball to celebrate
the 234th Navy birthday will be held Oct. 10 at the
Hyatt Regency in Downtown Jacksonville at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for El-E4, $30 for E5-E6; $45 for E7-03;
$45 for CWO2-05; $55 for 04 and above and $55 for
non-military and guests.For ticket information, contact
AZC(AW) Daniel Rodriguez at 542-4702, Ext. 116.
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer...................... Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer ......................... Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
Command Master Chief ................... CMDCM(SW/SS) Jeff Hudson
Public Affairs Officer .................................................... Miriam S. Gallet
Assistant Public Affairs Officer..........................................Kaylee LaRocque
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Editor ........................................... ........................... Clark Pierce
Design/Layout .................................................................... George Atchley
Staff W riter....................................................AM3(AW ) Nicole Bieneman
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NAS Jax Administrative Officer Cmdr. Carol Schrader
is presented the Meritorious Service Medal by NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. during the
weekly department head meeting Sept. 23. Schrader
was recognized for serving as the administrative offi-
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coordinator from April 2006 to September 2009. She
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Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC)
Executive Director Steve Iselin congratulates
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Manor to take helm of Southeast
Regional Calibration Center
From SERCC PublicAffairs
WO4 Marc Manor
will assume com-
mand of Southeast
Center (SERCC), Oct. 2,
when he relieves CWO5
Wayne Elliott in a 9:30
a.m. ceremony at Navy
Inns and Suites (Building
844) at NAS Jacksonville.
Guest speakers will
be Capt. David Pine,
chief of staff, command-
er, Naval Air Force,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet
retired Capt. Gerry Stair,
and retired CWO4 Maurice
Manor hails from Muncie,
Ind. He has served on
board USS Bainbridge
(CGN 25), USS Arkansas
(CGN 41), USS Cushing
(DD 985), USS Dubuque
CWO5 Elliott assumed
command of SERCC in
July 2008 and will retire
after 30 years of dedicated
and faithful service to the
United States Navy and
our nation. According to
Elliott, his tour as officer in
charge of SERCC has been
one of the best tours of his
Made to order
(LPD 8), USS Klakring
(FFG 42), and most recent-
ly USS Harpers Ferry (LSD
49) in Sasebo, Japan.
His shore duty
Naval Computer and
San Miguel, Philippines;
Systems Agency Pacific,
Oahu, Hawaii; and
He holds a Bachelor
of Science in Business
Administration and a
Master of Education
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Augmentee McLellan returns to SERCC
By AT2 Cedric Marrioneaux
ET2(SW) Joshua McLellan
of Southeast Regional Cali-
bration Center (SERCC)
returned to NAS Jacksonville
after an Individual Augmentee
(IA) tour with Provincial
Reconstruction Team (PRT)
Khost for the past nine months.
As the communications depart-
ment leading petty officer,
McLellan was responsible for the
upkeep of all the electronic coun-
ter-measure systems contained in
24 combat vehicles.
Thanks to his in-depth electron-
ics background McLellan seam-
lessly assumed his duties, includ-
ing operational checks of five dif-
ferent radio systems and main-
taining the GPS tracking device
called a blue force tracker (BFT)
for all combat vehicles.
McLellan participated in of
over 300 missions and supported
more than 200 counter-insurgen-
cy missions patrolling in one of
Photo by AT2 Cedric Marrioneaux
Southeast Regional Calibration Center Commanding Officer CWO5
Wayne Elliott presents ET2(SW) Joshua McLellan with his "Order of the
Sand Sailor" certificate. McLellan recently returned from an Individual
Augmentee tour with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's most deadly prov-
inces. When asked about some
mission experiences, he said
"Each one was a learning experi-
ence and you have to treat each
venture like its your first."
When asked how was work-
ing with the Army, he replied,
"Working side by side with the
Army is an excellent experience.
I would be willing to do it again."
In addition to his daily task-
ing, McLellan was able to finish
two Microsoft networking cours-
es with Central Texas College to
bring him closer to finishing his
McLellan also acted as the for-
ward operating base IT depart-
ment, maintaining the seven
MWR computers and installing
50 internet configurations that
allowed his fellow soldiers person-
al Internet access, thus boosting
This was not the first time
McLellan volunteered for an
IA billet. He volunteered in
September 2007, but was later
sent home after his unit's orders
He always wanted to be
more involved with Global War
on Terrorism and when the
opportunity arouse again in
2008McLellan eagerly volun-
teered and left for three months of
training in North Carolina.
When asked if he could sum up
his IA experience in one word he
replied: "Awesome! The experi-
ence was the best, but I missed
my wife and kids."
ATCS Deb Burkett said, "ET2
McLellan sets an awe-inspiring
example for all of us. The day
after our tasker announcement
to send another ET2 to support
GWOT, he came forward and said
he would like to volunteer."
"McLellan married his wife,
Bylinda, just before deployment
and missed the birth of his son,
Joshua, by three days. McLellan
does what he does not for gran-
deur, but because it is who he
is. We at SERCC are extremely
proud to have this principle model
as one of our own. Welcome home,
Postal Clerks, Storekeepers
now 'logistics specialists'
From Naval Supply Systems Command
The U.S. Navy Postal Clerk (PC) and
Storekeeper (SK) ratings will merge Oct.
1 to form the new Logistics Specialist (LS)
rating. This conversion applies to all active duty
Sailors and Reserve component E-6 and above
according to NAVADMIN 326/08. Conversion for
Reserve component E-1 through E-5 begins April
"This merger helps define the supply enlisted
workforce that will support the Navy in the 21st
century," said Commander, Naval Supply Systems
Command (NAVSUP) and Chief of Supply Corps
Rear Adm. Mike Lyden.
"Our future work processes will require a more
broadly trained Sailor who can provide a unique
skill set to our Navy and joint warfighters. By com-
bining these two ratings, we lay the groundwork for
future readiness and greatly enhance career oppor-
tunities for all Sailors in the LS rating."
Merging these two ratings will give the PCs
a viable career path, broader skill sets, and
increased advancement opportunities with no
adverse affect on the SKs, according to NAVSUP
Command Master Chief Jim Collins. "And the LS
rating will also benefit Sailors with a broader skill
set and greater diversity in both sea and shore
Logistics Specialist more accurately describes
the knowledge, skills and abilities of the new work-
force and further aligns with our future force
requirements, according to Rear Adm. Lyden.
He added, "Our supply enlisted community
plays a vital role in executing the Navy's Maritime
Strategy mission both afloat and ashore."
A new rating manual, mobile training teams and
online training programs were developed to edu-
cate PCs and SKs in their new roles as LSs.
The SK rating badge will be used to represent
the new LS rating. All personnel transitioning to
the new LS rate are required to convert uniform
rating badges to the SK rating badge no later than
Oct. 1, 2011.
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What to do if you think you have the flu
If you are a pregnant woman or at high
risk, contact your medical provider
immediately for instructions.
For others and hospital staff, inform
your supervisor and stay home for at least
24 hours after your fever is gone except to
get medical care or for other necessities.
Unless symptoms are severe, a doctor or
emergency room visit is not required.
Children exhibiting cold symptoms
should be sent home from school to protect
others. In some instances, an individual
may have the HIN1 virus or seasonal flu
but not have fever.
Special flu kits and instructions are post-
ed near all entrances and other locations
throughout the hospital. If you think you
have the flu or flu-like symptoms, don a
mask from the kit, wash your hands with
sanitizer, take and use tissue (throw away
after use and wash your hands again), and
follow instruction posted with or near the
kits. Upon arrival at any check in desk,
inform the receptionist about your symp-
Active duty military must report to the
Branch Health Clinic for sick call or the
hospital emergency room on weekends and
holidays if necessary.
If you can not make phone contact with
a health care provider, have any of the fol-
lowing emergency signs or ever in doubt
about what to do, seek emergency medical
care says the CDC.
In children, emergency warning signs
that need urgent medical attention
Fast breathing or trouble breathing
Bluish or gray skin color
Not drinking enough fluids
Severe of persistent vomiting
Not waking up or not interacting
Being so irritable that the child does not
want to be held
Flu-like symptoms improve but then
return with fever and worse cough
In adults, emergency warning signs that
need urgent medical attention include:
Difficulty breathing or shortness of
Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen
Severe or persistent vomiting
Flu-like symptoms improve but return
with fever and worse cough
Tips about Influenza
"The health and well-being of all the
Navy's Total Force and beneficiaries is one
of our highest priorities and it should also
be a priority to you.
Vice Adm. Adam M. Robinson, Jr.,
Department of Navy Surgeon General
Preventive methods for your daily rou-
Get your vaccinations (annual seasonal
flu and H1N1 vaccinations are required of
all active duty military personnel, Selected
Reserves and healthcare workers in direct
Cover your mouth with a tissue if you
can, or your upper arm, when you cough.
Then throw the tissue away after use.
Wash your hands often, rubbing them
well for at least 30 seconds.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Avoid close contact with people who are
sick. When you are sick, keep your dis-
tance from others to protect them from get-
ting sick too.
The symptoms of H1N1 influenza are
similar to those of seasonal flu and include
fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy
nose, body aches, headache, chills and
fatigue. Many people who have been infect-
ed with novel H1N1 flu virus also have
reported diarrhea and vomiting although
those symptoms do not specifically denote
Low to moderate level cases can be treat-
ed with over-the-counter cold and flu medi-
cations and antiviral medications are used
for severe cases.
Aspirin or aspirin-containing prod-
ucts, such as Pepto Bismol, should not
be administered to anyone 18 or young-
er due to risk of Reye's Syndrome.
(Acetaminophen or other non-steroidal
drugs may be suggested by a physician).
Should you or a family member become
seriously ill either with seasonal or HIN1
influenza there are treatments available.
Health care providers can prescribe antivi-
ral medications, when clinically indicated.
In most instances a patient with a normal
run of this or any other flu is best treated
with the usual treatments rest, plenty of
hydration, and proper nutrition.
You can learn more about seasonal and
pandemic flu at these web sites:
http://cdc.gov/h n flu/
Blood drive today at Naval Hospital Jax
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ducting a blood drive Oct.
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P-2 gets TLC
Photo by AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
AM2(AW) Brad Barnes of VP-5 takes a sander to the P-2 Neptune at NAS Jacksonville
Heritage Park. VP-5 volunteered to restore the P-2V for an upcoming maritime patrol
and reconnaissance community commemoration ceremony.
6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009
Photos by Vic Pitts and AT Mark Whittlesey
FRCSE artisans detach the starboard wing of a high-hours F/A-18 Hornet that will be inspected for signs of fatigue. If necessary, spars, ribs, straps and other internal components will be manu-
factured on site to restore the wing to like-new condition.
FRCSE REPAIRS FATIGUED HORNET WINGS
By Marsha Childs and Frank Taormina
FRCSE Public Affairs
Thanks to the collective creativity of the inno-
vative Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
(FRCSE) workforce, "legacy" F/A-18 Hornets
(models A-D) diagnosed with internal wing cracks
are no longer relegated to the scrap yard. Instead,
FRCSE artisans have pioneered two repair solutions
that include the tooling of more than 50 wing parts
no longer available from the original manufacturer
or Navy supply channels.
Why is this important? According to congressional
testimony by the Chief of Naval Operations, the Navy
faces a sizeable gap in aircraft inventory as older
legacy Hornets retire before the F-35C Joint Strike
Fighter is available. FRCSE has pioneered numerous
methodologies that rehabilitate legacy Hornets as a
way to mitigate the strike-fighter gap until the F-35C
achieves full operational capability.
A Hornet's wings are routinely checked when the
aircraft is inducted at FRCSE for high flight hours.
When wing spars develop cracks three inches or lon-
ger, they must be repaired or replaced. Cracks are
detected visually or by nondestructive inspections
such as film or real-time X-ray and ultrasound screen-
Small wing spar cracks were first observed in 2004
at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) in
San Diego. FRCSE and FRCSW joined forces to X-ray
40 wings on Hornets undergoing maintenance and
repairs at both facilities. Based on those findings,
two types of repair methodologies were developed: the
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After the drill press does its work, FRCSE Machinist Scott
Orr performs some manual touch up on the F/A-18 wing
spar he is fabricating.
skin-on and the skin-off repairs.
Skin-on repairs are used for spar cracks three to
six inches in length. The wing's composite covering
is kept intact. This process increases the material's
density and installs a residual stress field for added
Skin-off repairs are used for cracks seven inches or
longer. The wing's covering is removed and the defec-
tive spar or section is replaced.
During a routine wing inspection in January 2008,
See FRCSE, Page 7
F/A-18 test pilot Cmdr. Mitch Conover visually inspects
a Hornet ready for its first functional check flight
upon leaving the repair depot. He knows a grounded
strike-fighter can impede operational flow and place
Warfighters on the ground in jeopardy.
A "de-winged" Hornet is prepped for reattachment of its newly remanufactured wings. FRCSE Machinist Scott Orr fabricates a wing spar segment on Sept. 10 only the
second of many to be fabricated at the facility.
JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009 7
A "legacy" F/A-18 Hornet awaits wing removal after its induction in Cell One of the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Cemter Barrel
Mechanical Engineering Technicians Bryan Berry (left) and Sheet Metal Mechanics Wayne Lamar (left) and Bill Anlage
Jamie Rupert conduct a laser inspection on a milled alumi- splice in a wing spar section on an F/A-18 Hornet wing that
num wing spar for an F/A-18 Hornet. will help add flight hours to the revitalized aircraft.
FRCSE Tool Engineering and CNC Programming Branch Head
Bill Sowell (left) and Mechanical Engineering Technician Julio
Williams examine a 3-D wing spar model made from pow-
dered resin. This prototype determines the part's form and fit
and avoids using costly metal models.
(From left) O&R Supervisor Buster Hathcock, Aerospace
Engineering Technician Phil McLane and Aircraft Electrician J.
D. McClain test the fit of a three-dimensional resin model of
the wing spar. The use of resin models is faster and less costly
than metal templates.
FRCSE Sheet Metal Mechanic Norman Tisdell (Left) and AMC(AW/SW) Derek Janis (right) observe Quality Assurance Specialist
Kurt Day (center) as he gauges wing fasteners for proper size.
FRCSE: Crack in F/A-18 wing spar spurs fabrication project for artisans
From Page 6
FRCSE artisans detected a 12-inch crack in an intermediate
wing spar a fissure much too large to repair. The challenge
lay in finding replacement parts that were no longer available
from the Navy or the Boeing Company (the original manufac-
The FRCSE creative team decided that if they could not buy
the parts, they would build them -more than 50 in all. These
included not only the spars but also the fixtures, former, ribs,
straps and a whole host of tools and tooling systems to support
Overhaul and Repair (O&R) Shop Supervisor Buster
Hathcock said, "It was important to make sure a repair of this
magnitude was economically feasible. We knew that once we
completed the first spar, future spar repairs would go much
quicker, so it turned out to be a win-win."
The Tool Engineering and Computer Numerically Controlled
(CNC) Programming Branch Head Bill Sowell and his team
created prototypes for the parts using computer-aided design
files supplied by Boeing.
Aerospace Engineering Technician Phil McLane authored
the draft Repair of Repairables (ROR) guidance for the
Hornet's inner wing repair. The document includes installation
inspection requirements along with processes and procedures
for the rework.
The ROR guidance is also being used by other Navy facilities
and Boeing. McLane said the guide explains, "This is what
you are going to do and this is how you are going to do it."
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Photo by Frank Taormina
An F/A-18 Hornet inner wing spar cracked from fatigue and
water intrusion. FRCSE pioneered the fabrication and replace-
ment of intermediate wing spars and the tools and tooling
needed in 2008.
He credits Process Engineer Carol Brooks, the project man-
ager, for her strong support. "We take Phil's requirements and
create the tooling and equipment to make the process work,"
Mechanical Engineering Technicians Michael Smith and
Mitch Maxson designed the prototypes of fixtures and tooling
to support the rework. They not only designed new parts, but
in some cases they improved the design of existing ones.
Maxson recognizes the enormity of the project and the many
contributions of personnel throughout Naval Air (NAVAIR)
"It is a work in progress. As you find more problems you
develop more tooling to solve them. It is a group effort," he said.
Because of this innovative wing repair solution, a grounded
F/A-18 Hornet was returned in November 2008 to its custo-
dian, the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX-9) in China
Test pilot and FRCSE F/A-18 Production Officer Cmdr.
Mitch Conover, who deployed to Iraq from May 2008 to March
2009, knows all too well what a grounded plane can mean for
troops on the battlefield.
"It throws a wrench in your operational flow and it can put
troops on the ground requiring close air support in jeopardy,"
The expertise of many trades was needed to accomplish this
unprecedented restoration. The FRCSE workforce identified
and targeted a major repair issue and tackled it head-on.
With five intermediate wing spars currently in production,
the FRCSE Industrial Business Office sees the potential for
new business opportunities.
Business Management Specialist Larry Hanks is working
with Boeing on the Fleet Integrated Readiness Support Team
When finalized, FRCSE will fabricate the repair parts and
supply them to Boeing.
In turn, Boeing will prepare wing spar kits to include the
spars and other milled parts from the depot, as well as addi-
tional items such as fuel tubing needed for the repair. The kits
will be returned to FRCSE to enhance production capabilities
and streamline efficiency.
"An.\ hi-iu that brings in work for the depot is good for us,
said Hanks. "It is also great for the Fleet."
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Special flu screen and treatment clinic to open
From Naval Hospital lax Public Affairs I W- 1- 1 1 . 1..--I T" n.. . .
To help provide timely and the best
possible care to people who are
experiencing flu-like systems, a
new flu screening and treatment area will
open Oct. 15 at the NH Jax from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. daily.
The flu screening and treatment area is
in the temporary building located near the
emergency room, but isolated from benefi-
ciaries in the immunization clinic.
Anyone with the flu or flu-like symptoms
should make this location their first stop
upon arriving at the hospital.
"Most people who have the flu or flu-
like symptoms should remain at home
unless their symptoms are severe and they
are directed to do so by a medical profes-
sional," said said NH Jax Public Health
Director Capt. Joseph McQuade, MD.
Whenever in doubt about what to do
when you or a family member has flu or
flu-like symptoms, visit the flu screening
and care clinic or emergency room, espe-
cially if you cannot contact your primary
Capt. Joseph McQuade
Pregnant women and other high-risk
patients should notify their primary care
provider or emergency room provider after
normal working hours whenever flu-like
Iou can learn more about seasonal an U
H1N1 flu, vaccines and treatment at these
http s://www. cnic.navy. mil/CNIC_HQ_Site/
"If you visit the hospital and have the
flu or flu-like symptoms, follow instruc-
tions on our special flu stations, which are
located near the entrances and throughout
the hospital, and report to the special flu
screening and care clinic," said McQuade.
"Each member of the Navy commu-
nity has a role during the seasonal flu
season getting immunized is the first
step," said Vice Adm. Adam Robinson, Jr.,
Department of the Navy Surgeon General.
"The second step is being informed and
informing others about personal preven-
tion methods against the flu. These simple
steps will reduce the effects of seasonal
and H1N1 flu."
in auuition to preglnait women, Lotier
target and high-risk groups, as outlined
by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
include: people who live with or care for
children younger than six months old,
healthcare and emergency medical services
personnel, people between the six months
and 24 years old, healthcare and emergen-
cy medical services personnel, and people
25 through 64 years old who are at higher
risk for the 2009 H1N1 because of chronic
health disorders or compromised immune
Examples of chronic conditions include
kidney disease, heart disease, HIV and
People who smoke or suffer from asthma
or other breathing problems are also at
higher risk of flu complications.
As with the seasonal flu vaccine, when
the H1N1 vaccine arrives all healthcare
providers, staff, and military members will
be vaccinated first.
The vaccine will then be available to
family members who want to be immu-
nized. H1N1 vaccines are expected in
October or early November.
Cell phone options during deployment or PCS
By Lt. Cara Addison
Judge Advocate General's Corps
Congress has given
yet another finan-
cial protection to
the men and women who
serve this country -and
it involves cellular phone
A provision recent-
ly added to the Service
members' Civil Relief Act
(SCRA) covers the cancel-
lation and suspension of
cell phone contracts in the
event of a deployment or
permanent change of duty
Section 535a is found
near the SCRA sections
addressing termination of
residential leases and max-
imum interest rates, but it
has its own specifics about
when it applies and how it
works. The law states that
any service member who
receives orders to deploy
outside the continental U.S.
for at least 90 days, or who
receives orders for a PCS
within the U.S., may ter-
minate or suspend a cell
phone service contract.
But there are limita-
tions. First, the contract
needs to be "entered into
by the service member."
This means that the con-
tract must be held in the
service member's name.
Second, the service mem-
ber must have signed the
contract before the date the
deployment begins or the
PCS takes place. Finally,
it is a condition that "the
service member's ability to
satisfy the contract or to
utilize the service will be
materially affected by such
deployment or permanent
Upon receiving the
request of a service member
meeting the requirements
outlined above, the cellu-
lar phone service provider
(1) Grant the requested
relief without imposition
of an early termination fee
for the termination of the
contract or a reactivation
fee for suspension of the
contract; or (2) in the case
that such service member is
deployed outside the U.S.,
permit the service mem-
ber to suspend the contract
at no charge until the end
of the deployment with-
out requiring, whether as
a condition of the suspen-
sion, that the contract be
One more word of cau-
tion the law requires the
service member to make a
request for the termination
See CELL PHONE, Page 10
FLU SHOTS: Immunizations available
From Page 1
For information on off-base loca-
tions and referral rules, go to www.
humana-military.com, visit your near-
est TRICARE Service Center or call
Immunizations obtained at pharma-
cies (other than CVS MinuteClinics),
grocery stores, county health depart-
ments, etc. will not be covered by
"Watch the base marquee and other
signs, stories in Jax Air News and
information on our Web site. You may
also call the Central Appointment
soon on base
Line at (904) 542-4677 to learn about
vaccination locations, times and pro-
cedures," said McQuade.
Beneficiaries may obtain informa-
tion about the availability of the vac-
cine and immunization clinic sched-
ules at http://navalhospitaljax.med.
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fly down under
for ASW mission
By Lt. j.g. Mike Strittmatter
departed Kadena, Japan
Aug. 16 for Royal Australian
Air Force (RAAF) Base
Pearce in Bullsbrook,
Western Australia to take
part in a joint military exer-
cise involving anti-subma-
rine warfare (ASW) mis-
sions against both diesel-
and nuclear-powered subma-
VP-45 Combat Air Crew
4, accompanied by VP-45
Executive Officer Cmdr. Mike
Doherty and Lt. Stephen
Lovelace, coordinated with
an Australian P-3 crew from
Squadron 10, based at RAAF
Base Edinburgh in South
"Overall, this detach-
RAAF maintainers check the P-3 Orion of Squadron 10 prior to its coordinated anti-submarine
warfare operations with the VP-45 Pelicans on detachment from Kadena, Japan.
Photos courtesy of VP-45
VP-45 Executive Officer Mike Doherty preflights the pilot
seat of Pelican 924 in preparation for coordinated operations
with a P-3 Orion from Royal Australian Air Force Squadron
ment was a definite suc-
cess. Our Pelican crew com-
pleted five of six missions
and flew for a total of 49
hours," said Doherty. "The
experience provided airmen
from both services a better
understanding of U.S. Navy
and RAAF procedures and
culture. We look forward
to working with our Aussie
counterparts again in the
Preceding the final mis-
sion, the Pelicans were
invited to a barbecue by the
Squadron 10 aircrew. At
the social, many Pelicans
enjoyed food and drink
unique to Australia. In addi-
tion, the Aussies introduced
the VP-45 crew to a new
and physically exhausting
bar game in which a per-
son balanced his upper and
lower body on two chairs
and passed a third chair
around his body as many
times as possible. Many
Pelicans took a turn but
at the end of the night, PR1
Ricardo Damo set the record
with over 100 repetitions.
For their final flight,
the Pelicans flew a joint
ASW mission with the
Australians, where both
P-3 Orions simultaneous-
ly located and tracked the
same submarine. This was
an invaluable experience for
both the Americans and the
Australians due to the rar-
ity of such an operation.
Following the joint exer-
cise, the Pelicans were
awarded a few days to
explore nearby Perth, as
well as the historic city of
Freemantle, where they
toured a prison built by
convict labor in the 1850s.
The detachment returned to
Kadena on Aug. 25.
National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 4-10
From the NAS lax
Fire Prevention Division
( "4tay Fire Smart! Don't Get
Burned!" is theme of the Fire
The following are some important facts
Cooking is the leading cause of home
fires and injuries. Cooking equipment
is involved in 40 percent of the reported
home fires each year.
Unattended cooking is the leading cause
of cooking fires.
In 2007, U.S. fire departments respond-
ed to 399,000 home fires.
Someone was injured in a home fire
every 39 minutes.
Roughly eight people die in home fires
A fire department responds to a home
fire every 79 seconds.
Eighty-four percent of all fire deaths
resulted from home fires,
Sixty-three percent of reported home fire
deaths happened in homes with no smoke
Photo by Fairiegoodmother Stock
alarms or non-functional smoke alarms.
About one-third of home fires and deaths
occur in December, January and February.
Fire Prevention Week events
In observance of Fire Prevention Week,
the following events are scheduled:
Oct. 4-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House
at all fire stations.
Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fire Prevention
table display with fire safety materi-
als, fire hats, inspectors, fire gear and
"Pluggie" the talking fire hydrant on dis-
play at the Navy Exchange Courtyard.
Oct. 5, 4 p.m. Pluggie and inspectors
will visit the NAS Jax Youth Activities
Oct. 6, 10 a.m. Pluggie and inspectors
will visit Naval Hospital Jax Children's
Ward and Pediatrics Clinic.
Oct. 7, 9 a.m. Pluggie and inspectors
will visit the NAS Jax Child Development
Oct. 8-9 Unannounced fire evacuation
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Pause and remember
By Lt. Thomas Bingol, CHC
Sept. 15 came and
went without much
attention. It is not a
national holiday, nor is it
a religious holiday. But for
some Americans, Sept. 15
is a day marked with tears,
candles and prayers.
They remember four
young girls who died from
an act of violence, racism
On Sunday, Sept. 15,
1963, the 16th Street
Baptist Church of Birming-
ham, Ala., was bombed by
the Ku Klux Klan.
Why should this matter
today? Aren't we standing
46 years on the other side
of the event? Haven't we
come far from the days of
Aren't we enjoying equal-
ity and legal protections
which were the fruit gained
by the civil rights move-
ment? I would answer a
Yet our command phi-
losophy of "One Team,
One Fight" should help us
understand that we can-
not truly be one team until
we appreciate the history
and the struggles of all our
Those who died that
Sunday were Addie Mae
Collins, Carole Robertson,
Cynthia Wesley and Denise
McNair. McNair was 11
and the other girls were 14.
Looking back at that
day, there was a pro-
gression of violence that
occurred under the watch
of Birmingham Police Com-
missioner "Bull" Connor.
Rather than bring the
perpetrators to justice,
Connor stated, "If you are
going blame anyone for get-
ting those children killed
in Birmingham, it's your
supreme court." (Referring
to the 1954 U.S. Supreme
Court decision in the land-
mark case Brown vs. Board
As 800 clergy of all
races and denominations
joined 8,000 mourners in
Birmingham, not one city
official attended the ser-
Today, the news is awash
with questions of civility.
Once again, we are called to
remember the past-both
the progress made and the
lives that were lost. Racism
is a sin.
It is a violation of God's
intention for human-
ity. Racism builds
racial, ethnic or
and denies the
truth that all peo-
ple are God's crea-
tures and persons
worthy of dignity.
no place in our
Navy, no place
in our military, Lt. Thorm
and no place in
our nation. We are called
to be "one team" regard-
less of our ethnic, cultural,
economic or social back-
We must speak boldly
against racism because it
is far too easy to dismiss
it. To learn more about the
16th Street Baptist Church
bombing, watch the docu-
mentary "Four Little Girls"
by Spike Lee.
Who knows what the
future could have held for
these children? Perhaps
the greatest example may
be seen in a classmate of
Denise McNair who became
America's 66th Secretary of
State, Condoleezza Rice.
10 things you can do
to fight prejudice
1) Be honest: Recognize
your own biases through
open discussion with oth-
ers. Examine your own
prejudices, biases and val-
ues. A team will not succeed
Commands would do well to
foster discussion and get to
know fellow Sailors.
2) Be secure: Pride and
professionalism are foun-
dational to our group iden-
tity. Knowing our heritage
allows us to celebrate the
diversity of our military.
and group identity
will help reduce
anxiety and defen-
siveness in rela-
tion to others.
3) Be a partner:
The Navy cel-
s Bingol side others from
and cultures is a great way
to increase familiarity with
4) Be an anti-racist par-
ent: Expose your children
to diversity at a young
age. Children can benefit
from knowing other chil-
dren from different groups
at very early ages, before
prejudices and biases get
in the way of their making
5) Be a role model: Be
vocal in opposing racist
views and practices. And
don't just criticize, but help
others learn about issues
6) Be an ally: Offer sup-
port to victims of discrimi-
nation and prejudice.
7) Be active: Challenge
racism whenever and wher-
ever you see it. Speak out
and refuse to be silent.
8) Be involved: Support
activities, training and
9) Be a mentor: Fight rac-
ism by proactively teach-
ing understanding, open-
ness and conflict resolution
10) Be a student: Educate
yourself. Read books, see
movies, and listen to speak-
ers about the experiences of
Photo from Library of Congress
On Sept. 22, 1963, Congress of Racial Equality and members
of the All Souls Church, Unitarian located in Washington, D.C.
march in memory of the 16th Street Baptist Church bomb-
ing victims. The banner, which says "No more Birminghams,"
shows a picture of the aftermath of the bombing.
CELL PHONE: Laws regulate plans for deployed members
From Page 8
or suspension, and include
a copy of his or her mili-
tary orders. While no spe-
cific format of the request
is necessary, it is best to
make it in writing at least
60 days before the date you
wish the termination or
suspension to take effect.
Keep a copy of all corre-
spondence with the contrac-
Please realize that the
SCRA is federal law, and
as such, would trump state
law. Check the appropri-
ate state law on this topic
to see if it is more favor-
able to the service member.
Florida law, for example,
allows termination in the
event of a deployment of
at least 60 days, rather
than 90 days. However,
Florida Statute 364.195
only addresses termination
of contracts and not sus-
pension, and does not have
the same "shall" language
for the contractor to grant
relief. Rather, it merely
states that the service
member "may" terminate.
One goal of the SCRA is
to prevent service mem-
bers from facing financial
burdens due to their mili-
tary service. Given the
popularity of cell phones,
the deployment rate of our
forces, and the frequency
of PCS moves, Section 535a
is definitely a helpful and
much appreciated law.
Contact your local legal
assistance office at 542-
2565, Ext. 3006 for more
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n remembrance of the
events of September
11, 2001, Navy Band
Band, under the direction
of MUCS Joe Rundall, per-
formed at two emotional-
ly charged ceremonies for
the law enforcement and
fire/rescue departments of
Indian River County, Fla.
The Sept. 11 morning cer-
emony commenced at the
serene Memorial Island
Sanctuary in Vero Beach
with "O Danny Boy" played
by a bagpiper.
Hundreds of spectators
looked on as law enforce-
ment officials, firefighters,
and band members in their
dress uniforms paused to
accounts and speeches, the
band performed "Eternal
Father" during a wreath-
laying ceremony, while
Photo courtesy NBSE
The Navy Band Southeast Ceremonial Band, under the direc-
tion of MUCS Joe Rundall, joined members of Indian River
County law enforcement, fire and rescue departments in Vero
Beach, Fla., in a remembrance ceremony of the tragic events
of Sept. 11, 2001.
white doves were released
to the sky.
A memorable rendition of
"Echo Taps" was performed
by MU3 Shelby Tucci and
MU3 Brian Tuczynski to
conclude the ceremony.
The evening observance
was held in the nearby
Riverside Theatre. Both
events featured guest
speakers Glen Van Hest
and Phil Isaacson, NYPD
In 2001, Van Hest was
a civilian attending train-
ing in the South Tower on
the day of the attacks and
managed to escape before it
crumbled. Isaacson was one
of the heroic rescue workers
called into action that day.
The moving stories of
both eyewitnesses trans-
ported the audience to
the decisive moments of
September 11, 2001 and
clearly illustrated both the
tragedy and bravery of our
The Ceremonial Band
provided moving Patriotic
selections at key points
throughout the event.
At one point, MUCS
Rundall remarked to the
audience, "This is the sin-
gle most moving and signif-
icant ceremony that I have
witnessed in my career."
Many thanks to the Law
Enforcement and Fire/
Rescue departments of
Indian River County for
their outstanding job in
organizing these ceremo-
nies in honor of the victims
and heroes whose lives
were taken that day.
And, thanks to Captain
Joe Earman and Dutch
Perry for including Navy
Band Southeast in such a
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Navy Band Southeast's contemporary entertainment ensemble, "Pride" rocks the rock at Stone
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Navy Band Southeast
'Pride' rocks the rock
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Navy Band Southeast
Navy Band Southeast's Contempo-
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"Pride," under the direction of
MU2 Nick Ezzo, performed a high-energy
show for the 2009 "Last Blast of Summer
Music Festival" in Stone Mountain Park,
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Photos by Clark Pierce
(From left) After practicing on the driving range, Carla Barkley and Elizabeth Erler play follow the leader on Child Street with
Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider coach Dave Hepburn leading the way.
By Clark Pierce
MSF-certified rider coach Dave Hepburn assists novice
Elizabeth Erler in setting up her radio and ear phones.
The NAS Jacksonville Safety Department hosted
educators and trainers from the Motorcycle Safety
Foundation (MSF) Sept. 21-24, as they tested the
curriculum for their "street rider" course. The one-day
class is aimed at novice bikers who have completed the
MSF Basic Rider Course yet lack significant street
experience (less than 150 miles) on their motorcycles.
Dr. Sherry Williams, MSF director of quality assurance
and research, said the new class involves (1) assessing the
students' riding skills on the driving range, (2) interac-
tive classroom training to expand rider perceptions and
peripheral vision, and (3) driving on public streets under
the tutelage of their rider coach.
"We're learning a lot from our research at NAS
Jacksonville. We came here with what we think might
work and then make adjustments after we try things out
with actual novice riders," said Williams. "When finalized,
the class will be open to any type of motorcycle owner -
from Ninjas to Hogs. The feedback we've received so far
shows that novice riders are very enthusiastic about hav-
ing a professional rider coach guide them to a higher level
of operational competence."
Williams noted that the street rider course is designed
to create a more confident and safety conscious motorcy-
For on-the-street training, they form a pod of up to three
students led by one rider coach, or a pod of four students
positioned between leading and following rider coaches.
MSF Rider Coach Dave Hepburn agreed that the
course is a confidence-builder that allows novice riders to
enhance their motorcycle handling skills.
"For on-the-street training, we pair one rider coach with
up to three students. Each student wears earphones in
their helmet so they can hear their rider coach point out
potential speed and traffic hazards. We begin with a route
through a low-traffic environment. Depending on how
well they perform, we drive additional routes on base that
progressively add more curves, intersections and parking
lots," said Hepburn.
Novice rider Elizabeth Erler recently completed the
MSF Basic Rider Course at NAS Jacksonville. "My hus-
band, a lieutenant at VP-30, is a long-time motorcycle
rider who persuaded me to get my own bike about two
months ago. Since then, I've ridden my Honda Shadow
about half a dozen times in an abandoned neighborhood.
This street rider course is just right for me in order to get
more comfortable with my riding ability and to stay safe
on the highway. Coach Dave (Hepburn) has helped me
with my slow-speed turns and how to keep my eyes up,
scanning the road for potential traffic hazards," she said.
Novice rider Carla Barkley has been riding for about
four months and is already on her second motorcycle.
"I started out on a Harley Sportster, which is pretty fast
and nimble. But after completing my basic rider course, I
drove my husband's Harley Heritage Softail Classic and
I just had to trade up. Now I'm riding a Softail Deluxe and
loving it," said Barkley.
"Helping the MSF people develop this course is very
interesting. It's a big confidence builder being out here
with a rider coach. I found his feedback on the slow-speed,
parking lot type of maneuvers to be really helpful. And on
the street, I liked that he validated what we were doing
right as we drove along," she added.
Hepburn was pleased with the first street route. "These
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lane position in the midst of real traffic with construc-
tion detours, blind driveways and pedestrians. Now we're
taking off on route two that progressively adds more chal-
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Traffic congestion caused by construction zones and rush
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By MCI(SW) Arthur De La Cruz
Navy Medicine Support Command
Citizens across the country honor
America's POWs and service mem-
bers who have gone missing in
action during National POW/MIA Day on
Sept. 18. But one Navy Medicine Support
Command facility has been honoring
and directly serving military repatri-
ates for more than 35 years the Robert
E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War
The Navy established the Center for
Prisoners of War (CPOW) program in 1971
at Point Loma, Calif., in anticipation of
hostilities ending in Vietnam. The CPOW
supported the unique medical needs of
both the returning repatriates and their
By 1978, the Army and Air Force dis-
continued their original charter while
the Navy transferred its operation to
the Naval Aerospace Medical Research
Laboratory (NAMRL) at NAS Pensacola,
Fla. It then moved to the Naval Aerospace
Medical Institute (NAMI), also at NAS
Pensacola, and is now part of NMSC's
Navy Operational Medicine Institute
(NOMI) at NAS Pensacola.
Capt. Robert E. Mitchell began the
Navy's study of long-term effects of the
POW experience in 1973 and established
the Repatriated Prisoner of War (RPW)
studies program. Mitchell performed repa-
triate examinations at the center until he
retired in 1990. He remains with the pro-
gram as Director Emeritus.
In the 1990s, Air Force and Army repa-
triates from Vietnam were inducted into
the Navy's program, making the center
the only DoD-sanctioned RPW studies pro-
In January 1998, the center was former-
ly dedicated and named after Mitchell. The
center continues to provide for the unique
healthcare needs of former POWs and
their families at no cost to the patients.
"At one time we were dubbed the DoD's
Medical Center of Excellence for POW
care," said Dr. Jeffrey Moore, Ph. D., a
clinical neuropsychologist and a retired
Navy commander who has been with the
center for more than 20 years.
"All of our patients in the military are
national heroes, and it's an honor to be
here for them. However, the repatriates
represent a special class of heroes," Moore
explained. "They're not just case numbers.
Many of them have been my patients for
more than 20 years. Most of them say
their (POW) experience made them a bet-
ter person and made them stronger, but
they wouldn't want to do it again."
The center's patients run the gamut,
from middle-class Americans to state and
federal government leaders to corporate
CEOs. It now evaluates an average of 520
former POWs and their spouses annually.
The patients represent all branches of the
military from WWII, the Korean Conflict,
Desert Storm, Somalia, Bosnia and Iraqi
Freedom. Participation is on a voluntary
For more information about the Robert
E. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War
Studies visit http://www.med.navy.mil/
Photo by EO 1 Brandon Stafford
Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 Detachment Jacksonville
received the "Environmental Excellence Spot Award" Sept. 25 from Jody Smith, NAS
Jacksonville assistant hazardous waste manager. "This award recognizes commands that
consistently strive for the utmost environmental protection and hazmat compliance,"
said Smith. "We believe that when a unit performs to this level they must be recog-
nized." Smith (center) presented the award to CBMU 202 Hazmat Coordinators CM1
Maurice Lockett (left) and CM2 Adam Witt.
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Navy Medicine Force Master Chief (FMF) Laura Martinez (right) answers a question
Sept. 17 as HM1 Carol Blue looks on. Martinez spoke with enlisted Sailors at Navy
Medicine Support Command (NMSC) during a meet-and-greet session held at NMSC
headquarters at NAS Jacksonville. Martinez said that getting out and meeting Sailors
is one of her top priorities and a favorite thing to do as "The Force." Martinez visited
Jacksonville to attend the Sept. 18 change of command ceremony that saw Rear Adm.
Eleanor Valentin relieve Rear Adm. Richard Vinci as NMSC commanding officer.
JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009 15
'Mad Foxes' toe
the flight line
By Lt. j.g. Jason Bruce
VP-5 Public Affairs Officer
Ahot summer afternoon in Florida is
not the most comfortable environ-
ment to work in, especially if you're
on NAS Jacksonville's flight line prepar-
ing a P-3C Orion for launch.
Muggy heat radiates from the tar-
mac, sending temperatures well over 95
degrees, and often into the 100s. Despite
the intense heat, ADAN Cindy Loeak
directs the engine start sequence for the
crew who are ready for take off. Being a
new airman to VP-5, Loeak is undergoing
on-the-job training to become a plane han-
dler. Her supervisor is AT3 Jeffrey Barron.
Loeak and Barron are part of a 26-mem-
ber team known as the VP-5 Line Shack.
Barron explained that a P-3C plane han-
dler or 'yellow shirt' must be thoroughly
trained on how to launch and recover air-
craft at the flight line.
"Plane handlers often lead aircraft tran-
sits/tows between parking spots and han-
gars to assist with maintenance. This evo-
lution may involve up to eight personnel
to ensure the safety of the approximately
$36 million dollar aircraft. Plane handlers
are designated by our commanding officer
once they have demonstrated their knowl-
edge in all aspects of ground safety," said
The plane handler has the last external
look at the P-3C before it taxes out for
takeoff. If an external aircraft emergency
occurs while on the ground, the plane han-
dler is likely the first person to signal the
pilots to initiate emergency procedures.
An environmental challenge of plane
handlers and associated maintainers is
working with extreme noise (over 100 deci-
bels) from the aircraft engines and auxil-
iary power units.
Utilizing required hearing protection
eliminates voice communication and neces-
sitates the use of 'line shack sign lan-
guage,' which is done with hand gestures
during the day and lighted wands at night.
There are more than 25 signals used for
directing actions such as starting/stop-
ping engines and steering the aircraft to
emergencies like brake or engine fires.
However, assuring the safety of han-
gar area and flight line starts well before
engines are turning. Every morning, the
line shack directs a squadron FOD (foreign
object damage) walk down. The evolution
organizes hundreds of personnel to walk
the area of the hangar and the entire flight
line to help maintain clean areas for safe
Another core responsibility of the line
shack is fuel surveillance. This involves
sampling the fuel quality in each aircraft
before every flight, or every 24 hours.
Plane handlers inspect fuel for dirt, water
and microbiological contaminates, which
can cause, "Erratic or incorrect fuel quan-
tity indications, fuel system icing, and
damage to engines and fuel system com-
ponents," according to the OPNAVINST
ADAN Cindy Loeak, assigned to the "Mad
Foxes" of VP-5, signals to the crew of a P-3C
Orion that the number four propeller is turn-
ing. Yellow Shirt AT3 Jeffrey Barron super-
vises her hand signals for training during the
propeller turn for training purposes. Plane
handler training is an important part of main-
taining a constant state of readiness for VP-5.
A P-3C's mission often involves low-lev-
el profiles (200 to 1,000 feet), primarily
over water. By ensuring fuel quality on the
ground, aircrews can have confidence in
the air when operating at low altitudes
executing combat maneuvers with mini-
mal danger of engine malfunctions. When
operating overseas, fuel sources must be
scrutinized due to varying fuel regulations
in foreign countries.
The line shack team is comprised of all
experience levels, from newly enlisted
junior airmen to very experienced senior
enlisted. They include a variety of avia-
tion ratings, such as electrician's mate,
machinist's mate, boatswain's mate, ord-
nanceman and structural mechanic. Also
integrated into the line shack personnel
are enlisted flight engineers, who are air-
crewmen knowledgeable about all aircraft
systems, emergency procedures and flight
"Working with such an array of experi-
ence and job skills creates a unique train-
ing environment. Our squadron's most
junior people handle a very serious job and
they are always thoroughly trained to meet
the challenging demands," explained Lt.
Emily Eley, the line shack division officer.
"Our junior airmen are typically
assigned to the line shack for about three
months to earn their yellow shirt before
transitioning to work in their respective
ratings," said Eley.
Through steady leadership, the Mad
Foxes train their line shack team to meet
challenging circumstances and provide the
squadron with a crucial service. The plane
handlers' consistent efforts ensure that all
flights whether on a hot afternoon or in
the dark at midnight start up and shut
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ADAN Cindy Loeak and AT3 Jeffrey Barron, assigned to the VP-5 "Mad Foxes," render salutes
to the crew of a P-3C Orion aircraft before it taxis onto the runway at NAS Jacksonville.
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Crenshaw to recognize
F lorida 4th Congressional District
Vietnam-era veterans will receive
certificates of Special Recognition
from U.S. Representative Ander
Crenshaw in a ceremony slated for Nov.
9 at NAS Jacksonville. The application
deadline to receive the honor is October
"Vietnam veterans served our country
with distinction during one of our most
tumultuous times as a nation," said
"They answered the call to duty, but
when they returned home, many did not
receive the recognition they properly
deserved. These brave individuals helped
fight for freedom and democracy at a time
when their country needed them, and this
ceremony will help show our appreciation."
In the past two years, Crenshaw has rec-
ognized nearly 500 Vietnam veterans eli-
gible for either the Vietnam Service Medal
or the Vietnam Campaign Medal.
This year's ceremony will recognize the
contributions of all who served in the U.S.
Armed Forces, including the Coast Guard
and the Merchant Marines, during the
dates of the Vietnam War, March 1, 1961 -
Armed Forces members who qualified
Vietnam-era veteransReg u e ey c t
Register, update emergency contact information
for the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
by service in Vietnam between July 1,
1958 and July 3, 1965 will also be recog-
nized. Foreign Service Officers with the
U.S. Diplomatic Corps members serving in
Southeast Asia during the periods above
are also eligible for special recognition.
If you are a Vietnam-era veteran, live in
the 4th Congressional District, and would
like to participate, contact Crenshaw's dis-
trict offices in Jacksonville (904-598-0481)
or Lake City (386-365-3316) or call toll free
888.755-5607 if you live in the 850 area
You may also go to www.Crenshaw.
house.gov to obtain an application. Click
on Constituent Services, then Special
Events & Notices, and then on the Vietnam
Veterans Recognition Ceremony to down-
load the press release and application.
Completed applications and documenta-
tion should be mailed to: 1061 Riverside
Ave., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32204.
The application deadline is October 13.
To determine eligibility for the certifi-
cate, veterans must complete an applica-
tion and submit a copy of their service dis-
charge document or proof of service in the
Diplomatic Corps or Merchant Marines.
Veterans must be alive and a current
resident of the 4th Congressional District
of Florida to participate in this program.
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Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
id you know that you can reg-
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online using your driver license
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Your Florida driver license number (or
ID card number)
Contact information, i.e. phone num-
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individuals you wish to designate as your
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So what's the benefit?
By registering your emergency con-
tacts into the Florida Department of
Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles'
Emergency Contact Information system,
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with information on whom to contact and
how to reach them in the event some-
thing happens to you, such as a crash.
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tion in a secure database that only law
enforcement officers can access.
What if I already registered my
emergency contact information?
Even if you previously registered your
contacts, you will want to update the
registry if your contacts change or if they
move or change their phone number.
Not only should servicemembers make
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contacts, but also it's a good idea to make
sure loved ones update their informa-
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Where do I register?
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Jasmine Saavedra pins
fouled anchors onto
her husband's collars,
SKC(SW) Gerald Saavedra,
at one of the 2009 Chief
Petty Officer Pinning
Ceremonies held aboard
NAS Jacksonville Sept.
16. Saavedra, assigned to
Navy Medicine Support
Command, was one of 119
Sailors inducted into the
AEC Heather Mains
of the VP-5 "Mad
Foxes" gets pinned
by her daughter,
Haley Mains at All
Saints Chapel at
Sept. 16. Chief
Mains was pinned
along with her
fellow chief selects
from Patrol and
Photo by MC3 Jason Wilson
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NAS Jacksonville Golf Club holds annual championship
From MWR 7 -|I
The largest field in
recent years com-
peted on the red and
white courses in a see-saw
The 2009 record book
shows that round one leader
Paul Felker stumbled on the
home stretch and allowed
Ed Galbavy to slip by to win
the overall championship
by two strokes. Galbavy put
together a solid back nine
on Sunday with a birdie on
10 and an eagle on 15 to
seal the victory.
Other flight winners
were: Bobby Earle, the
Men's First Flight Winner
and Senior Champion;
Sherman Turner, the Men's
Second Flight Winner; Sam
Crosby, the Men's Third
Flight Gross Champ; and
Jim Small, the Third Flight
In the Ladies Division,
defending champion, Liz
Breza ran away from the
field, posting a 13-stroke
victory for her third
Nise Winkler, the 2008
Ladies Senior Champ won
the Net portion of the event
and Sandra Deschaine
Photos courtesy MWR
Participants in the 2009 Club Championship Sept. 20 at NAS Jax Golf Course. More than 80
players consisting of active duty, retired and DoD personnel competed in this two-day stroke
was crowned 2009 Ladies
Men's First Flight
Men's Second Flight
Ed Galbavy displays his 2009
Men's Club Championship
trophy Sept. 20 at the NAS
Jax Golf Course.
Men's Third Flight
Men's Senior Champion
Liz Breza successfully
defended her Ladies Club
Championship for the third
consecutive year at the NAS
Jax Golf Club.
Ladies Senior Champion
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'80 Days of Summer'
Photos by Shannon Leonard
NAS Freedom Lanes employee Gary Scott (left) and NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt.
Jeffrey Maclay (right) congratulate David and Becky Powell, and their children, Todd
and Dana, on winning four Sea World passes, plus, a two-night stay at a Westgate
Resorts property in Orlando.
NAS Freedom Lanes "80 Days of Summer" third-place winners (center) Alden and
Carmelia Woodard, and daughters, Ty Hunter and Autumn Woodard, won four passes
to the Daytona 500 Experience, plus, a two-night stay at the Daytona Beach Courtyard
by Marriott. They were congratulated by NAS Freedom Lanes employee Gary Scott and
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AUTO SKILLS CENTER
Call 542-3227 for information.
Complete auto workshop with 22 work bays.
ASE-certified master mechanic available for assistance.
Open Monday, Thursday & Fi'i.Li noon 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
MWR Vehicle Auction
Oct. 5 & 6 from 9 a.m. 2 p.m.
Abandoned Vehicle Lot on east side of Perimeter Rd.
For rules and a list for cars, call 542-3227
Freedom Lanes Bowling Center
Call 542-3493 for information.
Join our exciting league bowling
Monday Night Mixed 7 p.m.
Wednesday Night Challenge 7 p.m.
Thursday Morning Senior Stars 9:05 a.m.
Thursday Chiefs League 2 p.m.
Thursday Night Mixers 6:30 p.m.
Fi'i.i.v Intramural 11:45 a.m.
F.rid.'i ATC 8 p.m.
Saturday Morning Youth 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Night Fun League 6 p.m.
Sign-up as individual, couple or team.
Free Bowling for active duty
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
Saturday Night Extreme Bowling
7-9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. midnight
$11 per person, includes shoe rental
Family Day Special
11 a.m. 5 p.m. $1.25 games
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
Book your birthday & command events at Freedom Lanes
THE ZONE COMPLEX
Call 542-3521 for information.
Direct TV Sunday Ticket
Watch you favorite NFL game at the Bud Brew House.
Enjoy Zone Pizza Specials or order off the menu.
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
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 & Fi'i.iy%
7:30 p.m. until close
Monday F'id.l. y
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m., 10 games, $1 per card per game
Enjoy lunch while you play!
Fitness & Aquatics
Call 542-2930 for information.
Monster Dash 5K October 30
11:30 a.m. at Perimeter Road
Pre-register at the base gym or fitness center, on-site reg-
istration begins at 10:30 a.m.
TRX Suspension Training Class now at Base Gym
Tuesday and Thursday at 11:15 a.m. and Fi'i.,iy at 4:15
Corey Bowlin is offering tennis lessons to all authorized
gym patrons including children ages 6-17. If you are inter-
ested in learning how to play tennis, call Bowlin at (404)
519-0520 or the base gym at 542-2930/3239.
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 play area.
Outdoor pool closed for the season
Call 542-3318 for information.
FCCJ Artist Series Broadway
The Color Purple
Nov. 21, 2 p.m. ($61), 8p.m. ($76)
Nov. 22, 1:30 p.m. ($61)
A Chorus Line
Jan. 23, 2 p.m. ($60), 8 p.m. ($61)
The Wizard of Oz
Feb. 27, 2 p.m. ($57.75), 8 p.m. ($59.50)
Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m. ($57.75)
March 27, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. ($62.50)
May 1, 2 p.m. ($61), 8 p.m. ($74.50)
May 22, 8 p.m. ($62.50)
Jacksonville Jaguars tickets
Section 147 $58.25 per person
200 Level $54 per person
400 Level $42 per person
Jag Shuttle $12 per person
Universal Halloween Horror Nights
Various dates in Sept. & Oct.
Sunday Thursday $39
Universal Halloween Horror Nights Vendor Day at ITT
Today at 10 a.m. 2 p.m.
Win two free tickets!
Veterans Memorial Arena
$68.50 for club seating
Champs Bowl in Orlando
Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. $47.50
Capital One Bowl in Orlando
Jan. 1 at 1 p.m. $68.50
Gator Bowl Pre-Sale
Section 124, $30 per person
Gator Bowl Patch
$5 for great savings at the following locations,
Advenuture Landing, Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q,
Dave & Busters, Domino's Pizza, The Golf Club at
Fleming Island, McAlister's Deli, McDonalds, Sneaker's
Sports Grille, Windsor Parke Golf Club
and Champions Club at Julington Creek.
Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
$81.50 for club seating
Daytona 500 Tickets
Keech Box and DePalma $152
Orlando Magic tickets available Oct. 3
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Level I (Blue, Black or Silver) Adult/Child
Level J (Blue, Black or Silver) Adult/Child
Level M (Blue, Black or Silver) Adult/Child
Level N (Blue, Black or Silver) Adult/Child
The Make-A-Wish Foundation
has granted more than 174,000
wishes since it began in 1980
There are 65 Make-A-Wish'
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The Make-A-Wish Foundation
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LIBERTY COVE RECREATION
Trips, activities and costs may be restricted to E1-E6 single
or unaccompanied active duty members. Call 542-3491 for
Metallica Concert in Tampa
Oct. 3 & 4
$90 per person
Free Mall & Movie Trip
Orange Park Mall and AMC Theater
Halloween Horror Nights Trip
$60 per person
Free Jags vs. Titans Game
Free Jags vs. Rams Game
NAS JAX GOLF CLUB
Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
Military Appreciation Days at NAS Jax Golf Club
Oct. 13 & 27 for active duty.
Oct. 15 & 29 for retirees and DoD personnel.
CFC Golf Tournament
Oct. 15, 12:30 p.m. shotgun start
$50 per person
Golf Club Special
Monday & Tuesday
Play 18-holes for $20. Not applicable on holidays.
Includes cart and green fees.
Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Mulligan's, 10 a.m.
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For information on booking command or private functions
at the O'Club or T-Bar, call the Officers' Club main office,
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ABC LIQUORS 5541 ROOSEVELT BLVD.
AMERICAN LEGION 5443 SAN JUAN AVE.
BONOS BBQ 1179 PARKAVE.
BONUS DOLLAR 7628103RD ST.
CECIL PINES ADULT COMMUNITY 6008 LAKE COVE AVE.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1734 KINGSLEY AVE.
CHEVRON GAS STATION 206 PARK AVE.
CITGO 1313 BLANDING/KNIGHT BOXX
COMFORT INN 341 PARK AVE.
ECKERD DRUGS 1952 PARKAVE.
FAMILY DOLLAR 4603 BLENDING BLVD.
FCE BP 6510 NORMANDY BLVD.
FCE- SHELL 6409 SAN JUAN AVE
FCE SHELL 6970 103rd ST
FCE SHELL 11 BLENDING BLVD
FCE SHELL(DAILY'S) 620 CHAFFEE RD
FIDDLERS GREEN GOLF COURSE CECIL FIELD
FLEET RESERVE 5391 COLLINS RD.
FOOD LION 6260103RD ST.
FOOD LION 7900 103RD ST.
FOOD LION 1670 WELLS RD.
GATE 5480 COLLINS RD
GATE 511 BULLS BAY HWY
GATE 10980 NEW KINGS RD(US 1)
GATE 4511 SAN JUAN AVE
GATE 7023103rd ST
GATE 640 STOCKTON ST
GATE 277 LANDING BLVD
GATE 500-60 HWY 17 & CR 220
VYSTAR CREDIT UNION 4420 WABASH AVE.
VYSTAR CREDIT UNION 4441 WESCONNETT BLVD.
VYSTAR CREDIT UNION 7254 103RD ST.
VYSTAR CREDIT UNION CECIL FIELD
VYSTAR CREDIT UNION 182 BLENDING BLVD.
JIFFY LUBE 1441 DUNN AVE
JIFFY LUBE 821 BLENDING BLVD
JIFFY LUBE 7313 LEM TURNER RD
JIFFY LUBE 132 BLENDING BLVD
JIFFY LUBE 1548 PARK AVE
JIFFY LUBE 634 BLENDING BLVD
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2688 OLD MIDDLEBURG JAX
7603103rd ST./RICKER JAX
2584 SR220 & COLLEGE MDG
5105 SR218W/MALLARD MDG
2816 BLANDING/PEPPERGRASS MDG
4305 HWY 17 & RAGGEDY PT OP
208 LANDING BLVD. OP
9763103rd ST./CONNIE JEAN JAX
636 McDUFF AVE. S. NEAR 1-10 JAX
770 N McDUFF NEAR BEAVER JAX
102 SUZANNE OP
2468 BLENDING & SCENIC MDG
338 COLLEGE & OLD JENNINGS OP
1312 BLANDING/OAK OP
8635 BLENDING BLVD JAX
4527 120TH ST. JAX
1335 KINGSLEY AVE. OP
CECIL FIELD JAX
5435 BLENDING BLVD JAX
6407 103RDST. JAX
1464 PARK AVE. OP
10401 NORMANDY BLVD. JAX
4152 OLD MIDDLEBURG JAX
8181 103rd ST. JAX
4856 PARK ST./CASSAT JAX
3895 OLD JENNINGS/LONGBAY MDG
2682 BLANDING/218 MDG
4486 MIMOSA/218 MDG
804 BLANDINGICAMP JOHNSON OP
2816 HENLEY RD LKASBURY GCS
3075 HWY 17/MAHAMA GCS
6935 HWY 17/HIBERNIA GCS
756 PARK AVE. OP
187ARORA BLVD. OP
103RD ST./HARLOW JAX
5647 ROOSEVELT BLVD. JAX
4291 ROOSEVELT BLVD. JAX
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JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009 19
USDA consumer alert
Keep food safe during an emergency
By Donna Karlsons
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA) is providing recommen-
dations to those affected by tropi-
cal storms, flooding or severe weather in
the Southeastern United States due to
Hurricane Claudette. USDA is hopeful
that this information will help minimize
the potential for foodborne illnesses due
to food spoilage from power outages and
other problems that are often associated
with severe weather events.
"Power outages can occur at any time
of the year and it often takes from a few
hours to several days for electricity to be
restored to residential areas," said USDA
Acting Under Secretary for Food Safety
Ron Hicks. "Without electricity or a cold
source, foods stored in refrigerators and
freezers can become unsafe.
Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temper-
atures between 40 and 1400F, and if these
foods are consumed, people can become
Steps to follow to prepare for a pos-
sible weather emergency:
Keep an appliance thermometer in
the refrigerator and freezer. An appliance
thermometer will indicate the temperature
in the refrigerator and freezer in case of
a power outage and help determine the
safety of the food.
Make sure the freezer is at 0F or
below and the refrigerator is at 400F or
Freeze containers of water for ice to
help keep food cold in the freezer, refrig-
erator or coolers after the power is out.
Freeze refrigerated items such as left-
overs, milk and fresh meat and poultry
that you may not need immediately this
helps keep them at a safe temperature lon-
Plan ahead and know where dry ice
and block ice can be purchased.
Store food on shelves that will be safe-
ly out of the way of contaminated water in
case of flooding.
Have coolers on hand to keep refrig-
erator food cold if the power will be out for
more than four hours. Purchase or make
ice cubes and store in the freezer for use in
the refrigerator or in a cooler. Freeze gel
packs ahead of time for use in coolers.
Group food together in the freezer -
this helps the food stay cold longer.
Steps to follow after the weather
Keep the refrigerator and freezer doors
closed as much as possible to maintain the
The refrigerator will keep food safely
cold for about four hours if it is unopened.
A full freezer will hold the temperature for
approximately 48 hours (24 hours if it is
half full) and the door remains closed.
Discard refrigerated perishable food
such as meat, poultry, fish, soft cheeses,
milk, eggs, leftovers and deli items after
four hours without power.
Food may be safely refrozen if it still
contains ice crystals or is at 400F or below
when checked with a food thermometer.
Never taste a food to determine its
Obtain dry or block ice to keep your
refrigerator and freezer as cold as possible
if the power is going to be out for a pro-
longed period of time. Fifty pounds of dry
ice should hold an 18-cubic-foot full freezer
for two days.
If the power has been out for sev-
eral days, check the temperature of the
freezer with an appliance thermometer. If
the appliance thermometer reads 400F or
below, the food is safe to refreeze.
If a thermometer has not been kept in
the freezer, check each package of food to
determine its safety. If the food still con-
tains ice crystals, the food is safe.
Drink only bottled water if flooding has
Discard any food that is not in a water-
proof container if there is any chance that
it has come
into contact with flood water. Discard
wooden cutting boards, plastic utensils,
baby bottle nipples and pacifiers.
Undamaged, commercially prepared
foods in all-metal cans and retort pouches
flexible, shelf-stable juice or seafood
pouches) can be saved. Follow the Steps
to Salvage All-Metal Cans and Retort
Pouches in the publication "Keeping Food
Safe During an Emergency" at: www.fsis.
Thoroughly wash all metal pans,
ceramic dishes and utensils that came in
contact with flood water with hot soapy
water and sanitize by boiling them in
clean water or by immersing them for 15
minutes in a solution of one tablespoon of
unscented, liquid chlorine bleach per gal-
lon of drinking water.
When in doubt, throw it out!
FSIS has available a Public Service
Announcement (PSA), available in 30- and
60-second versions, illustrating practical
food safety recommendations for handling
and consuming foods stored in refriger-
ators and freezers during, and after, a
power outage. Consumers are encouraged
to view the PSA at: http://www.fsis.usda.
Consumers with food safety questions
can "Ask Karen," the FSIS virtual rep-
resentative available 24 hours a day at
The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry
Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-
6854) is available in English and Spanish
and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(Eastern Time) Monday through Friday.
Recorded food safety messages are avail-
able 24 hours a day.
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20 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 1, 2009
By Beth Wilson
Got Orders? We do. Have you
noticed that Navy spousedom
seems to be lived in cycles; sea
duty shore duty and repeat. I love shore
duty. Sea duty; not so much.
May I ramble about orders? There will
be a point at the end, I promise. As the
window for orders approaches 'it' starts;
that wrestling with the unknown that
impacts our life. I start anticipating and
assessing the possible options. Will we be
able to stay here? Will it be a good oppor-
tunity for my husband? Will it be a career
enhancer or career killer? Will he love his
next billet or one that he endures, counting
down the days till our next 'window'? Will
we be moving? I love my house, will I find
a house I enjoy as much as this one. Where
will these orders send us, down the road
or across country? What about my job, my
career? What about the kids, what about
family, what about friends? Arghhh! The
mental gyrations can be dizzying yet I put
myself through it every time! "Hello, my
name is Beth and I'm a control freak."
So we have orders. My husband just
informed me that he has orders to the
Horn of Africa. He has GSA orders for a
year in Djibouti, Africa. One year. Boots on
the Ground. Africa.
Many of you may know that my hus-
band just battled kidney cancer, and won.
He is home recuperating from surgery to
remove the cancerous tumor from his kid-
ney. We are so blessed. They got it all! Can
I tell you that during this time I prayed?
I prayed fervently. I prayed dangerously.
"Lord, thank you for revealing this can-
cer so early that it has the best possible
prognosis. Please let them get it all!" Lord,
please let him be approved to reenlist."
"Lord, 'You' decide where his next orders
should take him, you know his career
desires, put him in the best place for Scott
-just let him be able to reenlist!"
Did I really pray that? Okay, Lord -
when I said "You decide" what I meant was
"You decide the orders that would I want...
while still being the best place for him." I
misspoke God. Can we have a 're-do?'
So, we have orders. After my initial
pity party I found my big girl panties,
changed my attitude and set about the
task of readying myself for GSA orders.
I loved; let me repeat that, I really loved
shore duty, so much so that I forgot much
about deployment readiness. Orders in
hand means I need to get my ducks lined
up so my Sailor can deploy assured that
I'm 'good to go'. Where are those birth cer-
tificates? My power of attorney expired
when? Not another horrid photo ID, valid
for another three years? I know I have a
checklist somewhere... or did I throw it
away in the bliss of shore duty?
Got orders? Are you heading back to
sea duty? Perhaps your hubby is like my
man, heading out on GSA orders (by the
way I understand IA/GSA training at Fort
Jackson is known for developing skilled IA/
GSAs and some great abs I'm just say-
The point is orders change everything.
Will you join me on my journey from shore
duty to sea duty/deployment... walking
with friends always makes the journey so
Email Beth with comments and questions
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to
check out Navy Homefront Talk!, Beth's
internet talk show for spouses at www.
THIS WEEK IN NAVAL HISTORY
ThIs'holIda' :n Ito 'sB m at tho Ti f or
U.S. Navy photo
In 1946, the third-production Lockheed P2V-1 Neptune, nicknamed Truculent Turtle, was
stripped of its combat equipment and fitted with extra fuel tanks for a total capacity of 8,592
gallons 5,000 more gallons than the normal Neptune patrol aircraft. Its unrefueled distance
record would stand until 1962, when bested by a USAF B-52 Stratofortress.
From Navy Heritage & History Command
1880 John Phillip Sousa becomes leader
of Marine Corps Band.
1928 First school for enlisted Navy and
Marine Corps radio intercept operators.
1946 P2V-1 Neptune "Truculent
Turtle" flies non-stop from Perth,
Australia to Columbus, Ohio, breaking
world's record for distance without refuel-
ing in a flight of 11,235 miles in 55 hours,
1955 Commissioning of USS Forrestal
(CVA-59), the Navy's first post-war super
1979 President Jimmy Carter awards
the Congressional Space Medal of Honor
to naval aviators Neil Armstrong, retired
Capt. Charles Conrad Jr., retired USMC
Col. John Glenn, and retired Rear Adm.
Alan Shepard Jr.
1990 USS Independence (CV-62) enters
Persian Gulf (first carrier in Persian Gulf
1799 Washington Navy Yard estab-
1921 USS Olympia sails for France to
bring home the Unknown Soldier from
World War I.
1955 USS Saipan (CVL-48) begins
disaster relief at Tampico, Mexico rescuing
people and delivering supplies. Operations
ends 10 October.
1962 Launch of Mercury 8 piloted
by Cmdr. Walter Schirra Jr. for a mis-
sion lasting nine hours and 13 minutes.
Recovery by USS Kearsarge (CVS-33).
1821 Lt. Robert Stockton sails from
Boston to Africa with orders to help stop
the international slave trade.
1944 Aircraft from USS Ranger sink
five German ships and damage three in
Operation Leader, the only U.S. Navy
carrier operation in northern European
waters during World War II.
1952 Task Force 77 aircraft encounter
MIG-15 aircraft for the first time.
1863 Confederate David seriously dam-
ages USS New Ironsides with a spar tor-
pedo off Charleston, S. C.
1913 Trial of OWL, Navy's first
amphibian flying boat.
1884 Department of the Navy estab-
lishes the Naval War College at Newport,
1940 Fourth group of eight U.S.
destroyers involved in Destroyers for Bases
Deal are turned over to British authorities
at Halifax, Canada.
1943 In night Battle of Vella Lavella,
three U.S. destroyers attack nine Japanese
destroyers to stop evacuation of Japanese
troops from Solomon Islands
1958 USS Seawolf (SSN-575) completes
record submerged run of 60 days, logging
over 13,700 nautical miles.
1962 Commissioning of USS Bainbridge
(DLGN-25), the navy's first nuclear-pow-
1864 USS Washusett captures
Confederate raider CSS Florida in harbor
of Bahia, Brazil.
1924 Rigid airship Shenandoah com-
mences transcontinental flight.
1975 President Gerald Ford signs law
allowing admission of women into service
2001 Operation Enduring Freedom
begins with carrier air strikes, plus, ship
and submarine Tomahawk strikes.
"Cost of Dying" on the Rise:
Funeral Professional Offers Alternatives
BY ROBERT ELLSWORTH
As Americans watch the costs of
vital goods and services increase, the
cost of the average funeral is also on
the rise. In 2004, the National Funeral
Directors Association (NFDA) report-
ed that funeral expenses, excluding
the cemetery plot, averaged around
$6,500. The NFDA claims the 2008
average is nearly $7,500 though
some sources insist that figure is
between $8,000 and $10,000 again,
excluding cemetery expenses.
There is a move in the indus-
try, however, intended to make early
planning commonplace, which could
bring costs under control. According
to industry experts, planning your own
funeral relieves loved ones of making
very difficult, potentially expensive
decisions in your absence. Planning
with some companies also allows for
expenses to be paid up-front, mean-
ing you pay today's prices rather than
potentially inflated prices years from
now. The process is gaining in popu-
larity because of both the emotional
and financial benefits.
Several companies offer early
planning services to handle every
aspect of a funeral. One organiza-
tion, the Dignity Memorial network,
is the nation's largest network of
locally-operated funeral homes and
cemeteries (roughly 1,600 participat-
ing facilities). Network representative
Mike White says the group hopes to
make early planning more common,
so families are better prepared when
the inevitable comes.
"If you make your own arrange-
ments ahead of time, you are making
it easier on your loved ones," White
says. "Many people who participate
tell us they are relieved because they
know they have done the right thing
for their families, and now they can
get on with their lives."
In addition to providing peace of
mind, programs can include payment
plans, so that funeral expenses are
much easier to manage; as mentioned,
pre-paying could mean that future
price increases are avoided. White
notes, however, that you can create a
plan without pre-paying.
Planning your own arrangements
does ensure that your final wishes
are properly addressed and that your
loved ones are not taken advantage
of financially, in their time of grief.
Although this subject is difficult to
consider, a professional service makes
the planning process relatively easy
and fast so, as White suggests, you can
get on with your life knowing that you
made the right decisions for your loved
ones and possibly relieved some of the
To make the process even eas-
ier, the Dignity Memorial network
offers a free planning guide with
information about making your own
arrangements. The helpful guide also
includes worksheets so you can begin
planning. The network even offers a
special planner for veterans, which
answers common questions for former
service members and provides informa-
tion on receiving veterans' discounts.
For a free planner and companion
DVD, or to request more informa-
tion, call toll free 1-800-240-5442 or
go to www.DignityJacksonville.com.
The Dignity Memorial brand name is used to identify
a network of licensed funeral, cremation and cemetery
providers that comprise the Dignity Memorial network.
The Dignity Memorial network includes affiliates of
Service Corporation International, 1929 Allen Parkway,
Houston, Texas, as well as many other fine independently
owned and operated establishments.
Brakes 101 Class
Photo by Phil Collins
(From left) Bob Bochniak, ASE Certified Instructor Cecilia Shaw, Capt. Darius Banaji of
NAVFAC Southeast, Ray Jenry, Jerry Oppel, Novelito Arbas, BMC Caesar Fabrigas of Air
Operations, Momoyo Harris and Robert Haynes learned to to inspect and repair their
brake system, rotate tires, use pneumatic tools, proper HazMat procedures and shop
safety Sept. 17 at the Auto Skills Center. For class information, call 542-3227.
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Sto 2 years of age in a
private home. 401-7923
mick has openings for 3
& 4 yr olds. References
& transp. avail. 343-1324
infants or toddlers
Private home daycare.
Licensed 20yrs experi-
Call Kathy 777-5046
*** $10 OFF ***
Steam Bath & Body Scrub
1999 Wells Rd, Orange Park
904-276-6414 Lic. # MM 21523
AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Machinery & Tools
Wanted to Buy or Trade
A, ANTIQUE Style
twin bed, wood
hdbrd, rear ftbrd,
boxspring, frame, 2
bik/tan designer lamps
appraised at $3,150 ask-
ing $400. Also signed
Eagles Guitar appraised
at $2,700 asking $400,
comes w/ COA and
SNew Canon MP510
Photo, All In-One.
iExtra ink car
tridges. Give-Away for
$50. 904-247-9532 after 1 p
a SCHWINN model
S103 Exercise Bike.
troelled 12 programs.
Like new condition $100.
,STEREO EQPT for
saIle. K i m
I cBrand Nesw for
I Pillowtop I
I Mattress |
Brand New Factory
Sealed in Plastic
cond., sold for
Bed A Banner Bargain
KING SIZE PT SET $160
PILLOQUEEN SETS $110
I NGS $155 365-5
,j HEAVY DUTY
o2u tanin gbpicture.
xSe2ars. $ $300obo.
SBdrm set-full ser ze.
buer cream colored
Exc. cond $399obo.
Onge Pk 904-891-8460
S inser, corner alo
arary style, rounded
ends, excellent condi-
tion $250. o(3ee e).
H : 904-491-7996/C: 206-2526
A PIANO Upright
w/storage inside of it &
the top antique solid wood
from walnut, needshion to un-
a in, asking $325obo.
ask for Filiz ________
SSAMSOVU NG SA54"LE
drysr, misc. 408 Stnnd-
Vl/HDTV ready. Exc.
269-2250 $500 obo. ______
tan lead theran-6pc.,
C burgundy cloth
Oct. 3rdfa, 81;oveseat,
S904-491 h-7996 ,8-d
R w/love seat, end
655 table & corner table
w/storage inside of it &
the top can be reversed
table top. Love seat has
a recliner. $300obo.
904-030-4764 or 573-9872
SF furniture, lawn
dryer, misc. 400 Stand-
Church Annual Yard Sale
6551 Argyle Forest Blvd.
ARLINGTON Sat. 10/3
8am-2pm. Flea Market/
Baked Goods Sale/ Drawing
(tickets $1.00 @ door)
Hurley Manor Social Club
3335 University Blvd. N.
AVONDALE- 2 day sale
Fri & Sat, Oct 2-3, 8a-2p.
1820 Van Wert Ave.
Vintage HH, furn & misc
Beach Blvd- Sat. 10/3,
8a-1p Rain or shine.
Hendricks Day School,
1824 Dean Rd.
YARD SALE 10/17,
8-2, Mary, Queen of
heaven 9401 Staples
Mill Dr. (off Argyle
FRUIT COVE- Sat. 10/3,
8a-Noon, 620 Hampton
Downs Ct.; Toys galore!
Sat, 7a-2p. 3546 Whalers
Way Furn, electr, kids
ciths, computers & misc
clothes, exer. mach.,
refrig, bdrm. 101 St.
Johns Place, Mill-Creek
NORTHSIDE- 5421 Heck-
scher Dr. Sat. 10/3, 8a-2p
HH goods & much more!
WESTSIDE- Huge 40 year
China, tools, rods &
reels, hats & clothes.
Across from Trinity
Baptist, Hammond Blvd.
Fri & Sat, 8a-3p.
8510 Graybar Dr. 314-6551
a YARD SALE 10/3.
/across from High
School. 8am. No
early birds please.
SALE-Oct. 3rd 7a-?
Heron Isles 96115
Moving in sale! A1A N.
Chester Rd. Call 491-7996
Luxury hot tub way
underpriced! A 2006 6-8
person hot tub. 40 iets,
lights, stereo, waterfall.
$6500 obo. 904-226-3399
WATCHES- Rolex GMT
dial $4,250; Rolex
Daytona, 18k gold, white
diamond dial $12k. Both
like new cond. 707-8649
S4 Sale, kids pool
table $30, Fisher
Price digital cam-
spera $25, color Pix-
ter w/case and games
$35. Nikki 912-882- 6636
S chest very old $250.
Vintage curio cabi-
net round glass oak
queen Anne legs $350.
Bike $40; Graco
combo $100; 6'x8'
rug $30; Concair foot
spa $10; call 269-4312
Glass smoked tem-
sizes $35ea. "Bale of
$45. Seven foot Sofa vin-
Hot Springs Hot tub
new pu1m p new
selector valve hard
top good condition
vIpole, roll wheels,
v e n ry g ood
, Kids Power Wheels
for riding, has bat-
Like new cleats S2,
school uniforms boys
$1.50-$2.00 $3.00, sizes
5-6-7, girls pants size 16
new $5.00. Call 282-1057
3yrs old. Like new.
$750. Fits 8' bed.
R E Dodge Ra m.
4 PICKET FENCE 6
sections 36x92 $22.00
T-shirts. By appt.
Global Military Sales
Heavy Duty Metal
Shelf 6' tall, 4' wide
2' deep. Asking
4 STEP LADDER 10'
duty. Exc. cond. $95
able speed. Exc.
cond. $12. 268-2482
B Stamp Collections,
Cover & old Post-
cards wanted by
Buying Large Collections.
Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
F/$550. NVM/$500. 237-1718
CORGIS AKC reg. 2 F
tricolor, $550 taking
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion, lines, all colors
avl now. $1300 904-607-4488
German Shorthair Point-
ers AKC Pups S/W POP.
Havanese Puppies 1M/ IF
Taking Deposits. Gentle,
Rat Terrier Pups UKCI,
many colors $250-$450.
CFA, Lilac and blue
point. $495. 850-769-7156
Boat Dockage & Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
$2000 or Less
20 out of a 100
The military community makes up 20 percent of the total
population for Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
That means that 20 out of every 100 people you meet are
somehow connected with the military.
Get your message to them by advertising in one or all of
the publications distributed at the local bases in the area.
Fur alvdrting ifo million,
call11 9104-31 8,
Fax 904-I11-38 0.
WIMews -MiVor PpleT
4 2006, G3 LX22FC
Pontoon Boat. 90hp
deck, Garmin Fish
Finder, AM/FM CD,
$22K plus extras.
32ft, 30 Sky with loft
sips 10. Mint cond.
PCS Must Sell
k H-D ROADKING
T 28k mi's, lots of
4 HONDA VTX1800
Spec 2 2006-3300mi's
L runs and rides, like
ARE Good trade car.
S'94-250 CC, black,
15k mi's, $1400obo.
CHEVY 1500 Long
Bed, 6cyl., auto-
matic, AC, well
$2495obo. Steve 334-2838
4 HONDA SHADOW
Corban seat, wind-
shield bags, bik &
silver, 5000mi's, $2650.
4 VICTORY VEGAS
chrome mags, ness
bars, mirrors, per-
A 18" Slug Black
V wheels and tires
225/40RIB if inter-
ested. Call 262-0973. $750.
A 1955 REPEAT 1955
OLDS 88 Holiday
Sedan. Power win-
dows. AC. Nearly
restored $3000obo Dennis
, Classic 1988 Buick
Reatta. Low miles.
Great shape. Must
sacrifice $25000bo. Bob
LS '04 Sport pkg,
sunroof, 3M tint,
new ti res,
56,245mi's, Ithr, elect,
spooler, private, exc
A FORD 500 SEL '05
40kmi's, exc cond,
$11k obo. Rich
KIA SPECTRA 5
30m p ig, $11,800.
4 BMW 3 Series 3351
30kmi's, $40K. You
-must see to believe.
Call Kim 904-501-9428
'01- 120kmi's, well
FORD MUSTANG LX
'89 Hatchback, white,
sion, World Class T-5,
aluminum drive shaft,
373's, head work,
CAM, full fuel system
+ more. Needs some
TLC. Runs great! NO
SMOKE. $2000. CASH.
Private owner, call
Great work vehicle!
Blue, V6, 5spd, COLD
A/C, good on gas
$2000. CASH. Private
ownerzCa I lGary
CASH FOR JUNK CARS
Alive or Dead 237-1657
Besides protecting our country, military
personnel stationed in our communities
donated 650,620 hours of volunteer ser-
vice in Northeast Florida and Southeast
Georgia last year. Their time was given to
community organizations, church groups,
youth activities, scouting and more.
.K JACK O I NVLLE, FLORIDA
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20 out of a 100
The military community makes up 20 percent
of the total population for Northeast Florida
and Southeast Georgia. That means that 20
out of every 100 people you meet are some-
how connected with the military.
Get your message to them by advertising in
one or all of the publications distributed at
the local bases in the area.
For advertising information,
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9850 Atlantic Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
6914 Blanding Blvd
Green Cove Springs
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
JACK WILSON BUICK
2250 US1 South
7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
1550 Cassat Ave.
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200
JACK WILSON CHEVROLET
2255 US1 South 797-4567
JERRY HAMM CHEV
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
2330 US1 South 354-4421
Green Cove Spdngs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
2330 US1 South 354-4421
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
GAMER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Spdngs 264-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
1-95 Exit373, Fern Bch.
1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
Green Cove Sprngs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
9650 AtlanticBlvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826
.GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTIAC
2250 US1 South
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
LOU SOBH HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
10980 Atlanic Blvd. 642-0200
2330 US 1 South 354-4421
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. 6424100
MIKE SHAD FORD
7700 Blanding Blvd. 77-3673
TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 AtlanticBlvd. 724-1080
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Bld. 777-5900
TOM BUSH MINI
9875Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400
NISSAN OF ST. AUGUSTINE
755 US 1 South 1-866-New-Nissan
GOLDEN ISLES NISSAN
1-mi. east of 1-95 exit 38
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTAC
2250 US1 South
NIMNICHT PONTIAC GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy.
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155
KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Circle.
ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
Con cial Leasing Since 1955
2810 St. Augustine Rd.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694
A Family owned Business
2126 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
6833 Beach Blvd.724-3511
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012
TOM BUSH BMW
9910 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4381
TOM BUSH MINI USED CAR
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4877
WORLD IMPORTS CERTIFIED
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
11650 BEACH BLVD.
O'STEEN VW CERTIFIED
11401 Philips Hwy.
GOLDEN ISLES NISSAN
1-mi. eastof 1-95 exit 38
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