Army Brother Gives Oath to VP-16 Sister
SeaBees Improve Nature Trail
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2009
NAS Jax Sailors Help Preserve History
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Law students sharpen skills
at JAG moot court competition
By Clark Pierce
Teams from 23 law
schools across the
United States -
including Harvard, Duke,
Georgetown and Yale con-
verged on Naval Air Station
Jacksonville, Fla. Nov. 11-14
to take part in the inaugu-
ral National Moot Court
Competition sponsored by
the Navy Judge Advocate
General's (JAG) Corps.
After two days and
seven rounds of oral argu-
ments and deliberations,
Commander, Naval Legal
Service Command Rear
Adm. Nan DeRenzi present-
ed the "Best Overall Team"
award to Stetson University
College of Law.
Student Brice Zoecklein
said, "On behalf of my
teammates, Joe Etter and
Navy Capt. Bruce MacKenzie, chief judge, Navy-Marine
Corps Trial Judiciary, Washington D.C. provides feedback to
law students during the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps
2009 National Moot Court Competition.
Photos by MCC Tony Casullo "Best Oral Advocate"
Florida Coastal School of Law student Eugene Martell argues before a panel of military judges went to Nicholas Mahrt
during the Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps 2009 National Moot Court Competition held of University of Denver.
at NAS Jacksonville. "I was really shocked and
Amie Patty, I thank Adm. inent judges who know from moved up in the competi- surprised when my name
DeRenzi and the Navy JAG courtroom experience what tion." was called," said Mahrt.
Corps for organizing such they're talking about. Their The "Best Brief" award "I only presented two oral
a well-run and challenging constructive criticism after went to Andrew Shadoff arguments in the prelimi-
competition. We presented each round was invalu- and Greg Dixon of Duke nary rounds, so I'm pleased
our arguments before prom- able to every team as they Law. that my presentations made
such a positive impression
with these distinguished
jurists. We're already plan-
ning who will be on our
team for next year's moot
DeRenzi told the competi-
tors, "It's been my privilege
See MOOT, Page 10
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Vietnam veteran Walter Peterson is congratulated by Congressman Ander Crenshaw
and Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim Alexander at the Vietnam War
Commemoration Ceremony Nov. 9 at NAS Jax.
Vietnam vets honored
at NAS Jax ceremony
By Kaylee LaRocque
Deputy Public Affairs Officer
More than 250 Vietnam veterans
were honored by U.S. Congressman
Ander Crenshaw, (R-Fla.),
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear
Adm. Tim Alexander and NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
during a special commemoration ceremony
at NAS Jacksonville Nov. 9.
The event began with several patriot-
ic numbers by the Fishweir Elementary
School Chorus and the parading of the col-
ors by the NAS Jax Honor Support Team
as the Navy Band Southeast's A Cappella
Vocal Quartet performed the national
anthem. NAS Jax Command Chaplain
(Cmdr.) Gerald Felder gave the benedic-
tion. NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr. then offered the opening
T.,..1y, we are here to honor our uni-
formed and civilian men and women and
remember the devotion and gallantry of
these Vietnam veterans those who served,
those who fought, those still missing and
those who made the ultimate sacrifice. We
are here today to pay tribute and honor
your courage, your commitment and your
absolute devotion to duty," said Scorby.
"You are the unsung heroes. You left qui-
etly and you returned quietly. Your sto-
ries, your courage, and your sacrifices often
went unheard. Today, we celebrate your
contributions and we honor your stories,
your courage, your sacrifices," said Scorby.
Scorby introduced Greater Jacksonville
USO Executive Director John Shockley,
who thanked all the sponsors and said, "I
want to say how proud the USO is to be
associated with events such as these. We,
with the support of our sponsors, can con-
tinue to take care of all our active duty and
retired service members," he said.
Shockley also mentioned that the USO
Mobile Canteen was on display at the event
and invited the guests to visit the vehicle.
Alexander then took the podium to thank
the veterans in attendance.
See VETS, Page 8
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Army pallbearers carry the casket of CW2 Earl "Scotty" Scott past family members and
military and civilian officials at the NAS Jax Flight Line Nov. 13. Scott, 24, died Nov. 8 of
injuries sustained when the OH-58D "Kiowa" helicopter he was co-piloting crashed dur-
ing flight operations in Tikrit, Iraq. Scott, a graduate of Mandarin High school, joined the
Army in March 2006. He was attached to Schofield Barracks in Hawaii as an OH-58D
pilot and was serving on his second deployment in Iraq.
Nov. 14 in honor
of CW2 Earl
as his funeral
Photo by Clark Pierce
2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009
Looking back to World War HII. .
U.S. Navy photo
The single-seat Curtiss SC-1 Seahawk scout plane entered the fleet in 1944 and could be catapult-launched from U.S.
Navy cruisers and battleships. Powered by a Wright R-1820-62, 1350 h.p. radial engine, the aircraft had a range of 625
miles and cruised at 130 mph. Manufactured in Columbus, Ohio, production ceased in 1946, after 577 Seahawks had
The usual suspects: Supporting yours truly
By Sarah Smiley
When you are the new fam-
ily in town, as we were a
little more than a year ago,
people tend to make promises.
"We should have you over to din-
ner," they say, for example. But prom-
ises don't always turn into invita-
tions. An old adage in the publishing
world is that a consumer needs to see
your book cover three times before
they decide to buy it. I think the same
is true for new, potential friends. On
the first meeting, they make promis-
es. On the second meeting, they make
excuses for not meeting those prom-
ises. On the third meeting, they real-
ize you aren't going away, that you
really do live around the corner, so
they invite you over.
This isn't the way it happened
with my friend Steph. That's how
I knew we'd be good friends. I had
heard about Steph during my first
week in town because we both have
three children, all the same ages. We
finally met on the soccer field, and
Steph suggested we get together with
the kids. Another unfulfilled offer,
I thought. By the time I got home
from soccer practice, however, there
was a message waiting for me on the
answering machine. Steph had invit-
ed us over.
Meanwhile, I kept meeting one
mother in a baseball cap at school
pickup, and another mother with
long, strawberry-blonde hair at the
football field. I liked both of these
women, not only because they also
had three children, whom I hadn't
met up close yet, of the same ages as
mine. A week later, when the woman
in the baseball cap invited me over
for coffee, I realized that she and the
woman with long hair were the same
It's fitting that my introduction
to Heather was marked by this con-
fusion, because still, one year later,
she continues to surprise me. Steph,
Heather and I meet weekly for a play
date with our youngest boys. Heather,
who has never colored her hair or
plucked her eyebrows and has the
carefree, comfortable styling of a
JCrew model, always brings her plan-
ner and has an agenda. She knits,
then she parties. She bakes, then she
sings Karaoke with a voice like Stevie
Nicks, which we didn't know she had.
As fast as Heather waves her hand
in the air and says, "Oh, whatever,"
she just as quickly brings Steph and
I back to task with her list of items
to be discussed. (In our individual
lives, Steph and I are go-getters and
competent mothers. Put us together
- especially without Heather's orga-
nizing influence and we tend to
regress into something like two teen-
agers who have skipped school.)
Steph, Heather and I have grown
close in a relatively short period of
time. Previously, I wasn't sure such
quick, strong connections could hap-
pen outside of the military-spouse
realm, where you make fast, life-long
friends out of necessity to survive
deployments and other hardships.
I've always likened this phenom-
enon to being trapped in an eleva-
tor together. In the harshest of cir-
cumstances, bonds between strangers
Maybe last year's hard winter
brought Steph, Heather and I togeth-
er. Maybe it is the insanity of us all
being mothers to three children. In
any case, these women have become
friends that I depend upon greatly.
It is exceptional to have these kinds
of friends just one year after moving
into a new city, but it speaks to the
importance of reaching out and mak-
Which brings us to IAs ....
Although Dustin is technically on
shore duty here in Bangor, Maine,
Individual Augmentation (IAs)
assignments are a constant, sober-
ing threat. When a service member
is deployed for an IA, they are sent
individually (as opposed to the usual
process of leaving with a ship, unit
or squadron) to support another cur-
rently deployed group overseas. IAs
are generally anywhere from 6-12
months long. Often there is very
little advance notice. I've heard sto-
ries of husbands coming home on a
Friday and telling their family that
on Monday they are leaving for
12-month IA. Which is to say, shore-
based service members like Dustin
are alot like toys waiting inside an
arcade game, when suddenly the big
claw comes down and snatches them.
I fear IAs like no other deploy-
ment because without a simultane-
ously deployed group, there is not a
close, immediate support network for
families left behind. So when Dustin
uttered "IA" the other day as in "be
prepared that I could be sent on an IA
at any time" I panicked. I also cried.
Then Steph came to check on me. And
Heather called. I knew then that I
would be alright.
Real friends the kind that feel
more like family aren't special to
the military world. You just have to
seek them, follow through on prom-
ises, and when the invitation is made,
One of my buddies keeps telling me how simple it is to get a loan
online through this lender he uses. I know his credit isn't the best,
so I can't believe how quickly he gets approved for these loans. I
asked him what sort of interest rate he pays, but he said he doesn't
know. It's tempting, but part of me feels like there has to be a catch
to these loans. Any thoughts MoneyChic?
MoneyChick says: Your instincts are correct and I'm glad that
you're listening to them. If you really need a loan for a purchase and
you don't have the cash in savings, your next choice should be to
apply for a loan through your bank or credit union. If you are denied
through your primary lender, that is a red flag that you probably
shouldn't be taking out a loan in the first place. Unfortunately,
many folks don't let that denial stop them and move to the next tier
of lending. Many online lenders are more than happy to loan money
to service members for two reasons: they have a steady paycheck
and payments can be taken directly from their pay by an allotment.
Many of these lenders advertise on base and cater to those in mili-
tary circles, however they are not doing service members any favors,
only eager to take advantage of them with high interest loans.
Common interest rates are easily over 20 percent with these lend-
ers. Some lenders base themselves outside of the US, which enables
them to legally charge any rate they want. It's very important to
know what interest rate you are paying. Here's an example: If
you took out a $5000 loan with an interest rate of 20 percent and a
repay of four years, your payment would be $152.15 a month. If you
had the same loan with an interest rate of 8 percent, your payment
would be $122.06 per month. Maybe it doesn't seem like a big differ-
ence between those two payments, but if you add that difference up
over four years of paying...the difference is a whopping $1444.32.
That extra difference is basically the cost of an easy on line loan,
pretty pricey to me. Keep doing your homework and following your
AC2 FRED SIGEARS III
Favorite duty station/
Why? USS Theodore
Roosevelt (CVN 71) my first
Last book read: Lord of the Rings by
J. R. R. Tolkien
Favorite pastime: Watching football.
Most interesting experience: Visiting
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Who is your hero? My mother.
Hometown: Brooklyn, OH
Favorite duty station?
Sheppard AFB, Texas. It's where
I became an instructor (aircraft hydraulic
systems) and MSF RiderCoach.
Last book read: Motorcycle Track Day
Handbook by Kent Larson
Favorite pastime: Motorcycling.
Most Interesting Experience:
Qualifying to become an MSF RiderCoach.
Who is your hero? Mohandas Gandhi.
U.S. Census Bureau seeks applicants
By Pamela Page-Bellis
Atlanta Regional Census Center
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking for job applicants
to conduct the 2010 Census.
Peak hiring will be from February through the
end of May 2010 for temporary assignments, most lasting
five to 10 weeks.
Most positions require U.S. citizenship, a driver's
license and the use of a vehicle. Each applicant will under-
go a background check.,
2010 Census part-time positions offer competitive wages
and flexible schedules.
"We hire locally, and the jobs allow people to work
in their neighborhoods, for their neighborhoods," said
Marilia Matos, the Census Bureau's associate director for
field operations. "An accurate count is important because
it means a fair distribution of money for schools, roads,
neighborhood improvements and elderly care in your com-
Applicant testing is now underway. For testing locations
and additional information, call 1-866-861-2010 or visit
our website at: http://2010.census.gov/2010censusjobs/.
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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 ....................................................... M iriam S. Gallet
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Editor.................................................................... ......... Clark Pierce
Design/Layout............................ ...........................George Atchley
Staff Writer.............................. ...................AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
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Regular Sunday Services
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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009
Photos by Clark Pierce
With her father and shipmates looking on, LS3(AW) Najma Grant raises her right hand, faces
her laptop computer, and repeats the oath of enlistment administered by her brother, Army
CW2 Barry Neverly, who is stationed in Iraq.
Brother reenlists sister
at VP- 16 from Iraq
By Clark Pierce
Grant took the oath
of enlistment Nov. 13
- via a live Internet con-
nection from her brother,
Army CW2 Barry Nevery,
who is stationed at Camp
Ramadi, in Al Anbar prov-
"I come from a military
family, so I thought it would
be cool for my brother to be
part of the ceremony. We
were going to do this a cou-
ple of months ago but he
got deployed to Iraq before
we could set everything up.
Since then, we decided to
make it happen by using
Skype," said Grant.
Skype is an eBay com-
pany that to enables free
PC-to-PC video and voice
Officer Cmdr. Anthony
Corapi said, "Skype tech-
nology is a great way for
our Sailors and fami-
lies keep in touch. It's
really the next best thing
to being there or here.
Reenlistments are a big
deal with the War Eagles,
so we're very proud that
petty officer Grant chose to
continue her Navy career
here at VP-16."
After he administered the
oath of enlistment, Nevery
told the audience that,
"This was a great, if not an
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Army CW2 Barry Nevery administered the oath of enlistment
to his sister LS3 Najma Grant via a live Internet video connec-
tion from Camp Ramadi, Iraq to VP-16 at NAS Jacksonville.
Know your Oath of Enlistment
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the
Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domes-
tic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will
obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of
the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform
Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
unusual, experience. The
military is a big part of our
family. I also want you all
to know that we'll commem-
orate this day by sending
Najma an American flag
that has flown over Camp
Ramadi. Thanks to every-
one who made this event
Charley Grant, Najma's
father, said theirs is a mili-
tary family. "Three of my
four daughters and both of
my sons have served or are
serving in the Navy, Air
Force or Army. I'm pleased
that Najma re-upped with
the 'War Eagles' of VP-16.
It seems to be a very good
Grant provides sup-
ply functions that support
maintainers at VP-16.
Photo by YN 1 Anthony Watson
Navy Operational Support Center Jax reenlisted five Sailors Nov. 13. From left, Lt. Cmdr.
Alphonso Doss (reenlisting officer), GMS1 Jonathan Zezulka, QMC Markus Deadwiler,
YN2 Lavonderick Campbell, Marsha Persad (wife of AM1 Persad), AM1 Jason Persad,
AZ2 Timothy Walter and Lt. Cmdr. Willie Brisbane (reenlisting officer).
Navy exceeds fiscal year
2009 reenlistment goals
From Chief of Naval Personnel
Navy achieved 108 percent of its
re-enlistment goals for fiscal
year (FY) 2009, in addition to
decreasing attrition rates due to "strong
command and deckplate leadership,"
according to a Navy message released
More than 30,000 Sailors serving in
the first 14 years of their naval career,
re-enlisted surpassing Navy's overall
re-enlistment goal by 2,175 personnel.
Re-enlistment success in each zone con-
tributed to the overall number.
In addition, attrition rates in each
zone declined each year for the time
period captured in the NAVADMIN. The
largest decrease was in Zone A Sailors,
whose attrition rate dropped by more
than one percent.
On the heels of last year's success,
the NAVADMIN also delineates FY10's
retention goals, which have shifted in
each zone to align community needs with
the appropriate experience required to
maintain a healthy force. Goals include:
55 percent retention for Zone A
Sailors, those with up to six years of
60 percent retention for Zone B
Sailors, those with six to 10 years of ser-
71 percent retention for Zone C
Sailors, those with 10 to 14 years of ser-
"Command understanding of these
individual goals is essential in influenc-
ing the desired re-enlistment behavior
for our most critical ratings," said Vice
Adm. Mark Ferguson, chief of naval per-
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and timely submission of Perform to
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more control over their own career path.
Information on objectives for each rat-
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By Marsha Childs ~ 1
and Clark Pierce -
The day after Veterans
Day, NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr. welcomed recent-
ly appointed U.S. Sen. George
LeMieux (R-Fla.) to the station.
After briefing him on the sta-
tion's mission, Scorby escort-
ed the senator to the facilities
of HSM-70, VP-5 and Fleet
Readiness Center Southeast.
On Aug. 28, Florida Governor
Charlie Crist named LeMieux to
fill out the remainder of Sen. Mel
Martinez's unexpired term. He
was sworn in on Sept. 10.
He serves on the U.S. Senate
Armed Services Committee that
oversees the armed forces, the
development of weapons systems
and military operations, and the
acquisition of strategic and criti-
cal materials necessary for opera-
tional readiness and mission com-
At Hangar 1122, HSM-70
"Spartans" Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Scott Walsh explained the
capabilities of the Navy's new
SH-60R Seahawk helicopter. "The
multi-mission MH-60 'Romeo'
encompasses the mission respon-
sibilities of both the SH-60B and
SH-60F helicopters, including
anti-submarine warfare, anti-
surface warfare, vertical replen-
ishment, communications relay,
combat search and rescue, and
special operations forces support."
When LeMieux and Scorby
arrived at Hangar 511, they
were greeted by Capt. Mark
Turner, commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Wing 11. Turner
reviewed the 40-year history of
the P-3C Orion, as well as the
HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Scott Walsh shows Sen. George LeMieux the cabin of their new SH-60R
"Romeo" helicopter at Hangar 1122 during the senator's familiarization visit to NAS Jacksonville Nov. 12.
Photos by AM3 (AW) Nicole Bieneman
HSM-70 Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Scott Walsh (left) welcomes
Sen. George LeMieux and NAS
Jacksonville Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. to the squad-
ron's new home in Hangar 1122 at
NAS Jacksonville during the sena-
tor's visit to the station Nov. 12.
upcoming transition to the P-8A
"Based on the highly success-
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an impressive platform to per-
form long-range anti-submarine
warfare, anti-surface warfare,
intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance missions," Turner
informed the senator.
LeMieux toured a P-3C of the
VP-5 "Mad Foxes" as well as their
new spaces in Hangar 511, the
Navy's newest and largest avia-
At Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE), the senator
toured the F/A-18 Hornet line to
learn about center barrel replace-
ment, a program to extend the
service life for these vital aircraft.
FRCSE Commanding Officer
Capt. Paul Sohl explained the
Photo by Vic Pitts
FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Sohl (left) explains to Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) the center barrel
replacement program designed to extend the service life of F/A-18 Hornets as senate staff members look on.
LeMieux toured the facility on Nov. 12 during a visit to NAS Jacksonville.
facility's maintenance mission
and the importance of keeping
these aircraft flying.
"Our aircraft are returning
after being put through some
pretty harsh conditions. They are
being flown in ways they were
never intended, long past their
service life expectancy."
Sohl gave high praise to the
FRCSE artisans who are fabri-
cating one-of-a-kind replacement
parts and components not found
in the Navy supply system or
LeMieux was very impressed
with the work taking place at the
He said, "I'm here to learn. I
wanted to come here and see it
for myself, to support the men
and women who are defending
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6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009
Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202 move railroad ties to relocate the north entrance of the Palmetto Cove Nature Trail Nov. 4.
Seabees refurbish Palmetto Cove Nature Trail
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO .... .. ..
In 2001, the Palmetto Cove Nature Trail was created aN...i :et -
at NAS Jacksonville to allow base personnel to visit a S. -
scenic area and enjoy the great outdoors. Over the past .L
couple years, two wooden walkways have been added over "" '" '
some wet areas, however, the trail has suffered erosion .,
and water drainage problems. *'
During the past two weeks, a group of Seabees from ,
Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit (CBMU) 202 P i'
worked with the NAS Jax Environmental Department to
provide better drainage to the area by diverting rainwater
with specially built culverts. They also built a new bridge
and moved the north entrance area.
"The environmental department asked us if we could
help because the trail really wasn't being used much due to
flooding issues. We came out and did some planning and
estimating, brought in gravel and fill, and also brought in
culverts to try raising the low-lying areas and divert the
water," explained BU1(SCW) Brad Ginter, one of the crew
leaders of the project.
"Other than that, we are working on the beginning of
the south end and a foot bridge that got knocked over
and had some rotting wood. Eventually, we are going
to try to build up the middle so there is a natural slope,
that way it will
fix these issues
for the future.
will solve the w re." -... -
people can come EO3 Jeffery Reaves picks up a culvert with the front-end loader to take it back on the nature trail to fix rainwater flooding.
back out and o -
run or walk the -' .. .6
added Ginter .
The Palmetto Jody Smith (left) of the environmental ..
Cove Trail is a department discusses with UT1 Ervin King
and BU1 Brad Ginter how the culverts .
mile in length will be placed in the nature trail.
and provides a
leisurely walking path or a jogging trail. "Unfortunately,
the trail has suffered damage over the years from erosion -
and fallen trees. Some of the most severe damage has been .
caused by unauthorized four-wheeling," stated Christine -" ''>t; i1
Bauer, of the NAS Jax Environmental Department,_- ..
who helped created the nature trail. "The work that the A -
Seabees are doing will repair this damage and bring
additional enhancements. We hope to prevent future POV
activity with a barrier that will allow only foot traffic and
authorized maintenance or patrol vehicles."
Also assisting with the project was Jody Smith of the
environmental department, who has been working with
"They have been doing a tremendous job on the trail.
See TRAIL, Page 7 "- -,a
BU1 Brad Ginter scraps out mud at the opening of the culvert
so he can get a good water flow going to direct the water off CE3 Romerick Jackson (left) and SW3 Quentin Kenney, both of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, rake and
the nature trail. smooth out dirt that they dumped on the nature trail to level out ruts and pot holes.
EOl (SCW) Paul Swim hooks up straps around the culvert to
help support it while being transported back into the Palmetto
Cove Nature Trail.
Crew leader BU1 (SCW) Brad Ginter (right) shows Assistant
Hazardous Waste Manager Jody Smith what they did to
rebuild a bridge on the NAS Jax Palmetto Cove Nature Trail
that the Seabees are fixing up.
Photos by AM3(ATW) Nicole Bieneman
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009 7
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BUl (SCW) Brad Ginter shovels out mud and water to make a
spot to put in a culvert pipe on the nature trail.
UT1 (CW) Ervin King digs out a path for water to drain out of the culvert that the Seabees placed on the nature trail.
TRAIL: Take advantage of natural resources aboard NAS Jax
Seabees from Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202
dump and smooth out dirt to help restore the nature trail.
From Page 6
When we approached them about
this job, they jumped right on it. We
bought all the materials and they've
done all the work. The Seabees have
really brought the trail back to life
and I can't thank them enough for
what they are doing," said Smith.
"The trail is a beautiful asset to the
base, so I hope when the project is
completed, more people will come to
The Palmetto Cove Nature Trail
runs through a mixed hardwood for-
est, with a variety of southern trees,
ferns and flowering plants. There are
also opportunities to observe wildlife,
especially birds. The environmental
department has installed signs along
the trail to identify some of the plants
and animals that live there.
"The trail exists to afford base per-
sonnel and visitors the opportunity
to enjoy the natural resources of NAS
Jacksonville in one of the remaining
large wooded areas on station, so we
hope people will realize the value of
this wonderful area and visit it," said
UT2(SCW) Mark Crubaugh (left) and BU1 (SCW) Brad Ginter
maneuver a culvert pipe to place it onto the nature trail to
help divert water and reduce flooding.
UT1 (SCW) Joe McCarty (left) digs out some muck to help
the culvert fit beneath the nature trail while BU1 (SCW) Brad
Ginter rakes away branches and other debris.
EO3 Jeffery Reaves drives a front-end loader to deliver a culvert for the Seabees to install on the nature trail.
E03 Jeffery Reaves drives a front-end loader to deliver a culvert for the Seabees to install on the nature trail.
8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009
VETS: Those who served in
Southeast Asia recognized
From Page 1
"This is a great opportunity to honor our
VVIPs, or very, very important persons
- those Vietnam veterans who are with
us today. Thank you so much for being
here, for your service and for giving us the
opportunity to recognize the contributions
you have made. You served your country
with honor," stated Alexander.
"You made huge sacrifices and served at
a time when it wasn't necessarily popular
to serve in the U.S. military and, frankly,
you weren't treated the way you should
have been treated. But in spite of that, you
served admirably, returned home and you
set the bar for the rest of us, demonstrat-
ing honor, courage and commitment. I am
indebted to all of you. The year I turned 18,
was the last year of the lottery. It was the
downside of the Vietnam War, so I didn't
have the opportunity to serve my country
in that timeframe. But, I would have been
honored to serve alongside each and every
one of you."
Alexander then introduced Crenshaw
who has recognized more than 500
Vietnam veterans in past ceremonies.
"The Vietnam War was one of America's
longest conflicts and one of the most
deadly. Before the war ended over 58,000
Americans died, another 304,000 were
wounded but I don't have to tell you all
the statistics because you were there. A
lot of people say that the Vietnam War
is one of the most misunderstood events
in American history. A lot of you didn't
get the recognition you deserved when you
came back so this is just kind of a small
gesture of our grateful appreciation for all
that you did," remarked Crenshaw.
"This ceremony is long overdue. It's just a
small gesture for us to show our apprecia-
tion for your service and for what you gave
to your country. Upon your return, some
spat on you and put down your good names.
But over the years, you made your influ-
ence known as you took your place in the
fabric of America and went about the task
of rebuilding your lives," he continued.
"Yours was a noble cause and
today we gather to say thank you
for your sacrifices and hardships."
Each individual Vietnam veteran was then
recognized and presented with a certifi-
cate of Special Congressional Recognition
in honor of their service to our country by
Crenshaw and Alexander. One by one, they
proudly accepted their certificates.
"I think this is a fantastic event and I'm
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear
Adm. Tim Alexander (left on stage), and
Congressman Ander Crenshaw render honors
as the NAS Jax Honor Support Team presents
the colors during the national anthem at the
opening of the Vietnam War Commemoration
Ceremony at NAS Jax Nov. 9.
Congressman Ander Crenshaw gives his
remarks during the annual Vietnam War
Commemoration Ceremony that honored
more than 200 Vietnam veterans at NAS Jax.
very appreciative of the local military and
Congressman Crenshaw recognizing us.
And, I got to see some people I haven't seen
in a long time," said Ronald McKinney, an
Army veteran who served in Vietnam.
"I'm very impressed with this ceremony.
We had a high school reunion not too long
ago and of the 86 of us there, 21 of us were
veterans. Remember what era it was, we
didn't have the choice back then," added
Vietnam veteran Mick Miller, who served
on board USS Power (DDG 839) homeport-
ed at NS Mayport.
"To be part of this event today is just
super and very emotional. And, it's nice
Congressman Ander Crenshaw and Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim
Alexander congratulates Vietnam veteran Paul Davis and his 97-year-old mother, Olive Davis,
who served as a nurse during World War II.
to see a lot of people that
I haven't seen in a lot of
After every veteran was
recognized, Scorby read
Old Glory as members
of each of the five armed
services performed the a
passing of the flag.
The flag was then pre-
sented to Vietnam veter-
an and former Prisoner
of War Byron Fuller by
Crenshaw. Fuller spent ITi(AW) Stacey
nearly six years impris- that was perform
oned including 25 months Armed Services.
in solitary confinement.
He has earned the Navy
Cross, two Silver Stars
and two Purple Hearts.
"I accept this for all
Vietnam vets all 8.2 i
million of them, including
3.5 million who served -. |
in-country, the 58,000 K.
killed in action, the 1,800 --a *
missing in action and the
303,000 wounded," Fuller
"You are the brav-
est bunch of warriors Members of the
I have even known." to perform the 2
The ceremony concluded
with a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps
by members of Navy Band Southeast and
T1,.,y is one of the greatest moments
for me it's really big. Forty-two years ago,
Thinn salutes during the flag passing ceremony
med by members of all branches of the U.S.
NAS jax 40-mm Saluting Battery Team stand by
1-gun salute to conclude the ceremony.
we never thought we'd be recognized like
this. I am so very proud to be here today,"
said Vietnam veteran Walter Peterson of
Jacksonville who served with the 11th Army
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MOOT: Officers' Club divided into four 'court rooms' for competition
From Page 1
to watch this talented and
diverse group of students
hone their skills in research,
writing and oral advocacy.
I hope you all learned more
about military justice, the
Navy, and the JAG Corps'
role in legal matters around
the world. And I'm sure you
noticed all Navy JAGs share
the common traits of lead-
ership, integrity and dedi-
cation to service. You can
return to your schools with
a justifiable sense of pride in
your accomplishments this
Navy legal staff from
Region Legal Service Office
Southeast (RLSO SE) host-
ed the competition at four
"court rooms" set up in the
NAS Jacksonville Officers'
"This competition pro-
motes legal education and
awareness of the actual
issues arising in the mili-
tary justice systems," said
RLSO SE Commanding
Officer Capt. Paul Kiamos.
"In moot court, the 'case' is
purely fictional but the
experience for law students
is truly invaluable. After
each round of arguments,
the judges provide substan-
tive feedback to competi-
tors, which adds even more
value to this unique learn-
Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr. said, "We're
pleased that Navy JAG
chose NAS Jax as the site
for their inaugural nation-
al moot court competition.
We're honored to support
this event that enables top
law students from across
the nation to not only com-
pete but also to build
both their knowledge and
camaraderie. This is a
great opportunity to show-
case what the Navy has to
offer and hopefully, some
of these aspiring lawyers
will go on to become Navy
participating in the moot
court competition, included:
James Knoll Gardner, judge
of the U.S. District Court
for the Eastern District
of Pennsylvania; Andrew
Effron, chief judge of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Armed Forces; Charles
Erdmann, judge of the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the
Armed Forces; H.F. Gierke,
retired senior judge, of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for
the Armed Forces; and
Capt. Dan O'Toole, chief
judge of the Department of
Effron serves on the
highest court in the mili-
tary justice system. "I've
been privileged to judge
a number of civilian moot
courts at law schools in the
Washington area and else-
where. This is my first moot
Photo by MCC Anthony Casullo
Georgetown University law student Albert Lei argues before a panel of military judges during the Navy Judge Advocate
General's Corps 2009 National Moot Court Competition held at NAS Jacksonville. Participants in the competition represent a
cross-section of the highest caliber and most diverse law schools in the country.
Photo by Clark Pierce
Robert Williams, a student
at Texas Southern University
Thurgood Marshall School
of law, boards a P-3C Orion
assigned the the "Mad Foxes"
of VP-5 at NAS Jacksonville,
Fla. The tour took place Nov.
12 as part of the Navy JAG
Corps National Moot Court
court focused on a military
case. These are high qual-
ity students who did their
research, wrote excellent
briefs and were very artic-
ulate in their oral presenta-
tions," said Effron.
He explained that stu-
dents were given their case
months before the moot
court convened. "They sub-
mitted their written briefs
to a separate judging pool
for scoring. We're aware
of what's in the briefs, but
this three-day moot court
is solely to hear and score
their oral advocacy skills.
"This is a well-organized
event. When students move
on to the next round, they
argue before a new three-
judge panel. While our scor-
ing is confidential, we do
offer students immediate
feedback in the nature of
particular points they made
or didn't make during the
argument and how they
can improve their perfor-
mance," said Effron.
He concluded, "The staff
of Region Legal Service
Office Southeast put
Photo by Miriam S. Called
Several law students and professors participating in the inaugural Navy National Judge
Advocate General's Corps Moot Court Competition review the official proceedings board
prior to the start of the competition Nov. 13. From left, Professor Samuel Jones of The John
Marshall Law School, law student Eugene Rantell, professor Sander Moody and law student
Kim Luckey of Florida Coastal School of Law.
was extremely close. It's
also a matter of great pride
to the JAG Corps to show-
case military justice in the
context of legal education.
When I asked how these
students could be so well
prepared, I learned that
:many go on line to the Navy
Marine Corps Court of
Criminal Appeals Website
and listen to oral argu-
ments of that court. Now
Photo by MC2 Gary Granger
Moot Court participants tour USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) to
learn what life is like on board a Navy ship, during their visit
to NS Mayport Nov. 12.
together an outstanding
moot court competition. I
must also thank everyone
involved on behalf of NAS
Jacksonville for the great
weather and the Southern
O'Toole said, "These stu-
dents are very bright and
exceedingly well prepared
- and I believe every one
of these young people will
become an outstanding
attorney. The competition
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that's a smart thing to do."
This was the first moot
court for Todd Hutchins, a
member of the University
of California Berkley Law
team. "I saw the Navy
moot court competition on
the Internet and it looked
like a phenomenal opportu-
nity. We had a little more
than two months to pre-
pare our written brief. You
also have to be prepared
to argue both sides of the
case (appellee or appellant),
which is a fundamental
skill that lawyers should
have when they articulate
an argument before judg-
es or juries. It strength-
ens both our arguments
because we must attack
and defend each side of the
His teammate, Corbin
Barthold, said he enjoyed
the challenge of formulating
ideas and presenting argu-
ments. "We've each done
three oral arguments so
far, and the feedback we get
from each panel has been
extremely helpful. Another
important benefit of moot
court is paying attention to
your demeanor and body
language, so you present
yourself in the most positive
way before the panel."
In addition to the moot
court competition, the stu-
dents toured commands
at NAS Jacksonville and
Naval Station Mayport Nov.
12, where Sailors explained
their missions and what
part they play in assuring
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Stetson University College of Law was named "Best Overall Team" of the Navy JAG Corps
National Moot Court Competition Nov. 14 at NAS Jacksonville. Commander, Naval Legal
Service Command Rear Adm. Nan DeRenzi (center) congratulates (from left) Amie Patty,
Joseph Etter, Brice Zoecklein and their coach, Larry Miccolis.
(From left) Chief Judge of the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Armed Forces Andrew Effron;
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ing officer of Region Legal
Service Office Southeast
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commanding officer of NAS
,. Jacksonville, enjoy a chat after
inaugural Navy Judge Advocate
General's Corps National
Moot Court Competion.
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Photo by Miriam S. Called
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr (third from left) welcomes a very
distinguished panel of judges to the air station during the inaugural Navy Judge Advocate
General's Corps National Moot Court Competion held at NAS Jax Nov. 12-14. From left, Capt.
Paul Kiamos, commanding officer of Region Legal Service Office Southeast; Capt. Daniel
O'Toole, chief judge of the Department of the Navy; Scorby; Andrew Effron, chief judge of the
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COURT: Law students from
across the country compete
From Page 10
The competition attracted law students interested in the
military justice system from:
Barry University, Dwayne 0. Andreas School of Law
Cardoza School of Law, Yeshiva University
Florida A&M College of Law
Florida Coastal School of Law
Georgetown University Law
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Southern University Law Center
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Veterans Day 2009
A chance to honor
those who serve
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Uncle Sam high-fives parade watchers along the parade route
in downtown Jacksonville during the annual Veterans Day cel-
Military members proudly display the colors during the sing-
ing of the national anthem to kick off the 2009 Veterans Day
Parade in downtown Jacksonville Nov. 11.
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim
Alexander participates in the annual City of Jacksonville's
Veterans Day Parade as one of the honored guests. Alexander
was part of the reviewing stand dignitaries after completing
the parade route.
Members of the Helicopter Maritime Strike Wing Atlantic
Rescue Swimmer School at NAS Jacksonville participate in
the 2009 Veterans Day Parade.
Photos by ATI Mark Whittlesey
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast First Class Petty Officer
Association President AT1 (AW) Shawn Woodley and about
25 other Sailors place American flags on veterans' graves at
Jacksonville National Cemetery Nov. 10 to honor the contri-
butions of their fallen brothers-in-arms.
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. and his
wife, Chris, wave to the crowd lining the streets during the
2009 Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11. Thousands came out to
pay tribute to military veterans during the parade in down-
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from NAS Jax
By AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
NAS Jacksonville is cur-
rently hosting air-
craft from the Airborne
Tactical Advantage Company
(ATAC) which is participating
in the Composite Training Unit
Exercise (COMPTUEX) with
USS Eisenhower (CVN 69).
ATAC performs flight training
operations for the U.S. Navy, Air
Force and Air National Guard
in the air-to-ship, air-to-air and
research and development capaci-
ATAC is staffed by former U.S.
military pilots, operating with
only one goal to provide the
highest quality services possible
to meet training requirements
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"We are based and headquar-
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We also have a permanent loca-
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We can pretty much support the
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Working with the military for
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Jacksonville, we have two F-21
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for Composite Training Unit
Exercise support for USS
Eisenhower," added Reed.
"The exercise is going great so
far and we are flying every day to
support the carrier strike group.
After the exercise, we will contin-
ue to support Norfolk squadrons."
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Yes, Navy Hospital Jacksonville will be tobacco-free campus
By Capt. Joe McQuade, MD
NH Jax Director for Public Health ... -. I ... to use their tobacco products else-
Coinciding with the Great
the leadership of Naval
Hospital Jacksonville (NH Jax)
has resolved to become a tobac-
co-free campus beginning Jan. 1,
Commanding Officer Capt.
Bruce Gillingham signed a doc-
ument directing that no one be
allowed to smoke or chew tobacco
on the grounds of NH Jax.
As you'd expect, I have received
many questions from smokers and
non-smokers as to how this may
Q: Why go tobacco free?
A: Tobacco dependence is our
nation's most preventable cause of
death and disease. The decision
to have a tobacco-free hospital
campus supports our commitment
to provide a healthy environment
for our patients and to improve
the health of our community. We
not only provide medical treat-
ment and patient care, but we
work very hard to promote well-
ness and disease prevention. The
goal for all of Navy Medicine is to
become tobacco free someday. We
are heading in this direction.
Q: Describe a "tobacco-free"
A: No tobacco may be smoked
or chewed while within the posted
boundaries of NH Jax or any of
our branch health clinics. This
goes for all active duty service
members, civilian employees and
all visitors -including inpatients
and outpatients. We ask all tobac-
co users to not smoke in their
cars, nor in the parking lots or in
the gazebos on the NH Jax prop-
Q: Is this policy in effect
after hours or only during reg-
Capt. Joe McQuade, MD
ular working hours?
A: This policy is in effect 24/7.
We ask the visitors who come to
see patients or escort patients to
our emergency room after hours
to honor our no-smoking campus.
Q: Why this total ban? Does
it really help anyone?
A: Smoking bans do reduce
heart attack risk. Researchers
found that the risk of having a
heart attack was reduced by more
than 26 percent in studies of
places that had enacted bans on
smoking, versus places that had
no such bans. Caring for patients
means more than just helping you
while you are seen at an appoint-
ment. We know the importance
of setting a good example and we
know the importance of quitting
Q: What should I do when
I see someone smoking on the
A: Gently remind them that
tobacco use is not allowed on the
NH Jax property and direct them
where as designated on the base.
Q: What are you doing at
NH Jax to help staff quit
A: Our tobacco cessation pro-
gram at NH Jax, wellness cen-
ters and branch health clinics is
helping many tobacco users to
quit. We follow more than 3,000
patients per year with pharmaceu-
tical therapy, behavioral therapies
and good old-fashioned moral sup-
port to help them to quit and
stay quitters. In December, our
wellness center is opening its
doors to non-beneficiary employees
who may desire help with medica-
tions and behavioral therapies.
Becoming tobacco free is a great
stride forward for us at NH Jax
and branch health clinics. We
hope all our patients who are
dependent on tobacco products
take a moment out of their day to
consider quitting with us. We are
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New Web site delivers the latest influenza information
By MCI(SW) Arthur
De La Cruz
N avy Medicine
tered at NAS Jacksonville,
in partnership with Navy
and Marine Corps Public
Health Center (NMCPHC)
in Portsmouth, Va., man-
age a comprehensive influ-
enza Website that provides
up-to-date guidance about
H1N1 and seasonal influ-
The site serves dual roles
by providing situational
awareness and responses
to the evolving information
about influenza, and guid-
ance for the prevention and
control of infection. The
publicly accessible site is
geared toward healthcare
and non-healthcare profes-
sionals, military members
and those eligible for mili-
tary health benefits.
"The influenza Website
consolidates all the influ-
enza information, from pol-
icy and recommendations to
guidelines for both the mil-
itary and civilian sides of
the house," said Lt. Cmdr.
Linda Dunn, the medical
corps officer who initiated
and maintains the site's
NMCPHC receives guid-
ance, policies and memos
from such entities as the
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC),
Department of Defense,
Homeland Defense and the
Dunn filters through it
all and posts only pertinent
information, which in turn
falls into specific categories.
"We're keeping the
Website up-to-date with
new policies, clinical
updates for treatment
and other resources about
influenza prevention," said
A portion of the site is
designed specifically for
and non-healthcare profes-
sionals, both in and out of
"The majority of the poli-
cy and instructions area is
for healthcare professionals
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like physicians or an inde-
pendent duty corpsman,"
"But, it's also for the
healthcare administrator or
anyone else who needs to
coordinate different influ-
enza prevention and educa-
tion programs and needs to
understand what types of
vaccinations and protocols
they need to support those
Visitors can find guidance
on all the different policies
and instructions outlining
proper protocol for success-
The site provides infor-
mation such as who
first, when to implement
different guidance through-
out the year, when to
increase surveillance and
how to report influenza-
related events held at com-
mands and activities.
"Whether you're a health-
care professional or a
dependant, anyone visit-
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CDC / WHO
This page provides situational awareness on the response to the evoMng outbreak and
guidance for the prevention and control of influenza infection among beneficiaries and
military personnel. Please report broken links to the NMCPHC Webmaster
NMCPHC Weekly Influenza Report DON
NMCPHC Weekly Influenza Report DoD
NMCPHC Surveillance Guidance
04 Nov 2009
04 Nov 2009
04 Nov 2009
World Health Organization (WHO)
Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response Guidance
Influenza Health Topics
ing this site can find basic
information about influen-
za and how to prevent its
infection," said Dunn.
Along with a description
of signs and symptoms of
infection, the site also
explains concerns about
pregnant women and infec-
tion, and specific issues
regarding people with spe-
The site also boasts a
prominently visible link
to Commander, Navy
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tion to family members,
Of special interest is a
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"We produce our sur-
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dinating information from
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said. "We have both sur-
veillance reports and sur-
veillance guidance, which
are accessible on the site.
But, our reports require a
common access card (CAC)
while our surveillance guid-
ance does not."
Dunn explained that
some areas were specifical-
ly geared toward beneficia-
ries and other areas toward
professionals but anyone
and everyone visiting the
site can benefit from the
range of information.
"Whenever we find some-
thing that's big news that
healthcare people need to
know, we'll follow up with
it and either post that
information or add a link as
necessary," said Dunn.
For more information
and resources visit the
influenza Website at http://
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'Smart' energy management
coming to Southeast Region
By Sue Brink
NAVFAC Southeast Public Affairs Officer
Photos by Kari Hansen
Officially relieved of command at a Change of Command ceremony held Nov. 6 at NAS
Jacksonville, Hangar 1122, former Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville (FISCJ)
Commanding Officer (CO) Capt. Karl Rau and new FISCJ CO Capt. Joycelin Robinson
(right) exchange salutes as Commander, Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers Rear Adm. Mark
Heinrich looks on.
FISC Jacksonville welcomes
new commanding officer
By Daphne Cassani
FISC Jacksonville Corporate Communications Director
Capt. Joycelin Robinson assumed
command of Fleet and Industrial
Supply Center Jacksonville
(FISCJ) from Capt. Karl
Rau at a change of com-
mand ceremony held Nov.
6 at NAS Jacksonville. Rau
retired during this same
ceremony after 28 years of
distinguished naval service.
After the reading of orders
and assumption of com-
mand, Robinson thanked u
her family and friends for
attending and thanked Rau
for a seamless turnover.
"I am overwhelmed ... by
the generosity of the time New Fleet a
and effort you've taken to Supply Cente
make my transition here a Commanding
smooth one. It is a privilege Joycelin Rob
to follow in your footsteps as her speech at
commanding officer of FISC Command c6
Nov. 6 at NA
Jacksonville," she said. Hangar1122.
During the ceremony,
Commander, Fleet and
Industrial Supply Centers Rear Adm.
Mark Heinrich awarded Rau the Legion
of Merit (second award) for his service as
commanding officer of FISCJ from July
2006 to November 2009. After receiving
the award, Rau delivered his retirement
speech, which he began in an unusual
manner by asking every member of the
t the Change of
FISCJ team to stand.
"I accept this medal on
behalf of all of these out-
standing professionals who
make up the great FISC
Jacksonville team. It's their
hard work and dedication
that made it possible," he
Director of Logistics,
European Command Rear
Adm. Andy Brown was
the principal speaker for
the retirement ceremony.
Brown thanked Rau's fam-
ily for their support of his
career and remarked, "You
have given our country a
great gift. You dedicated
your life to the defense of
our country by serving in
the United States Navy. The
United States of America is a safer nation
because of each of you."
Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
will soon be implementing
Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)
- that measures, collects and analyzes
installation energy usage to potentially
save two percent of energy costs.
The Naval Facilities Engineering Service
Center (NFESC) has formed the structure
and requirements for an integrated AMI
that enables Commander, Navy Region
Southeast (CNRSE) bases, NAVFAC
Southeast and NAVFAC headquarters to
manage utility usage more effectively and
"AMI is a basic building block of the
'Smart Grid' initiatives we have been read-
ing so much about recently," said Tom
Grant with URS Corporation, the design
contractor. "Smart Grid is the wave of
the future in building controls such as
HVAC control. When the meter recognizes
that peak charges are occurring the meter
can tell the thermostat to increase by one
degree in order to save on energy cost."
The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act (ARRA) program pro-
vided NFESC a way to secure funds that
are now accelerating the implementation
of the Navy AMI Program.
As a result, three design-build con-
tracts were awarded in the fourth quar-
ter of fiscal year (FY) 2009 targeting the
Northwest, Southwest and Southeast
"Here in the Southeast region, Square
D was awarded $23 million in September
to install a comprehensive AMI system
throughout 12 bases to include 2,177
smart meters," said Don Shaver, NAVFAC
Southeast AMI program manager.
He added, "Naval Weapons Station
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not included in this initial ARRA-funded
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ARRA funding to implement an AMI sys-
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and in the Southeast at Guantanamo Bay,
"Setting up the AMI program is compli-
cated," said Grant. "It requires a phased
process that involves many people at the
bases that are receiving the new system."
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first, Initiation or Inception, is where the
team visits the sites to develop the func-
tional requirements. This is accomplished
by sampling current metering programs
and defining the scope of work.
In phase two, the contractor will develop
the final design for the Southeast region
installations, each being unique in terms
of size, location, mission, occupants, envi-
ronment, etc. Specific meter installation
requirements (pipe size, flow rates, indoor
vs. outdoor) will be confirmed when the
contractor develops the design surveys.
Phase three is Implementation. This is
the most visible phase of the project as the
equipment is actually installed.
"Because the primary utility commodity
being metered is electricity, outages may
interrupt computers, lights, air condition-
ing, etc., for short periods of time," said
Shaver. "If an electricity outage is neces-
sary, base personnel will be asked to shut-
down equipment in the affected area as a
precaution to protect the equipment or any
Outages will be closely coordinated
between installation public works and ten-
ant commands to minimize impact to daily
The fourth and final phase is the
Close Out. During this period, the newly
installed meters and system will be tested
"AMI is here and the success of the pro-
gram will rely on everyone's participation,
commitment and support of the project
activities," said Shaver. "The benefits will
include dramatically improved accuracy in
billing for all tenants on our bases and pro-
vision for real-time data that will improve
our ability to generate energy consumption
reductions and consequently life cycle bud-
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New college graduates recognized at NAS Jax
By staff sf
E experience plus education equals
success. Thanks to the Navy
College Program, that message
was repeated 74 times as graduates of
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
(SIUC) were called to receive their diplo-
mas Nov. 13 during the graduation cer-
emony at NAS Jacksonville's All Saints
The graduates received Bachelor of
Science degrees in one of three disciplines:
Workforce Education and Development;
Healthcare Management; or Electronic
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. welcomed graduates,
their families, faculty and distinguished
"It's my honor to be here today, even
though it would come as quite a surprise
to my first academic advisor. You see, I
didn't go to the naval academy or ROTC. I
entered the State University of New York
back in 1997 and was registering for class- The NAS Jac
es with my advisor," said Scorby. "When I played for the
told her I was thinking about majoring in All Saints Cha
business, she looked at me rather amus-
ingly and said, 'we don't offer that major very best for
"I asked what other program came close SIUC Profe
and she said, 'economics.' So, that's how I ing associate
became an economics major," he added. arts, was the
Scorby said the lesson ultimately learned "The educa
by him was that education is a great equal- and the goa
izer. "I'm fortunate to have earned three represent va
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realizing opportunity, regardless of gender, their goals a
racial heritage or other factor." as they beco
He continued, "The degree you receive said Devenpo
today is an investment in your self, your with NAS Ja:
family and your nation. Many of you have we're proud
benefited from the $120 million invest- personnel wl
ment the U.S. Navy makes in the volun- the blessings
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Tour de St. Johns Fun Ride Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. in Avondale. Visit
www.TourdeStJohns.com for information and registration.
Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 38, 470 Madeira Dr., Orange
Park, "Welcome Home" barbecue for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans and
their families. Nov. 21 at 3:30 p. m. RSVP at 269-2945.
Seeking Bachelors and Bachelorettes to be auctioned off at
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society St. Valentine's Day event. Call
Sharon Griffin at 386-0240 by Dec. 25.
Navy Wives Clubs of America Jax No. 86 meets the first
Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Building 857 (at NAS Jax
main gate behind Navy Marine Corps Relief Society). Not So New
Shop open Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call 542-1582
Navy Wives Clubs of America DID No. 300 meets the second
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Oak Crest United Methodist
Church Education Building at 5900 Ricker Road. Call 387-4332 or
Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 monthly meeting is the first
Thursday at 8 p.m., 390 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. Call 246-6855.
Military Officers Association of America N.E. Florida Chapter
meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the NAS Jax
Officers' Club. RSVP to retired Capt. Larry Sharpe at 262-3728 or
National Naval Officers Association meets the fourth Thursday
of each month at 5 p.m. at the Urban League, 903 W. Union Street.
Contact Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nix at 422-8480 or email Paul24navy@aol.com.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 meets the second
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 470 Madeira Dr., Orange Park.
Service officers available Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m 4
p.m. to help with VA claims, call 269-2945 for appointment. Bingo
every Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. 3
p.m. The public is welcome.
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen meets the third Thursday
of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center on Collins
Road. Call AOC Robert Price at 542-2849 or Jim Bohac at 542-
2939, or visit www.aao9.com.
Retired Activities Office (RAO) at NAS Jax Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC) needs volunteers to assist military retirees
and dependents. Work three hours a day, one day per week. Call
542-2766 ext. 126 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to volunteer.
Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club meets the first Wednesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse (Building 1956) adjacent to
Mulberry Cove Marina. Open to active duty, reserve and retired
military, plus, active or retired DoD civilians. Call 778-0805 or email
Orange Park Lions Club meets the second and fourth Monday
at 7 p.m. at 423 Mclntosh Avenue, Orange Park, Fla. For more
information, call 298-1967.
COMPASS Spouse-to-Spouse Military Mentoring Program
by Naval Services Family Line. Help others help themselves. Call
Melanie Cullum at 904-200-7751 or email: COMPASSMayport@
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Westside
Jacksonville Chapter 1984 meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of
each month at the Murray Hill United Methodist Church, (Fellowship
Hall Building) at 4101 College Street. Call 786-7083.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Clay County Chapter
1414 meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the
Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue. Call 276-9415.
Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Unit 126 meets the second
Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Fleet Reserve Building,
7673 Blanding Blvd. Call 771-6850.
Retired Enlisted Association meets the fourth Wednesday of each
month at 1 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Hall at 7673 Blanding Blvd. Call
772-8622 or 771-8696.
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Jax chiefs help
out at City
By Loren Barnes
Naval Hospital Jax Public Affairs
N aval Hospital
Petty Officer's (CPO)
Mess reached out to spend a
few hours serving meals to
residents of the New Life -
City Rescue Mission located
in downtown Jacksonville
About 11 chiefs served
lunch to more than 100
enrolled in the mis-
sion's life-changing pro-
grams. The CPOs have
done this twice a year
around Veteran's Day and
Memorial Day for the last
The mission serves
meals to 400-500 patrons
daily including evening
meals in which walk-ins
from the street are served,
said Alfred Brackwell, a
staff cook at the mission.
Besides providing food and
shelter to the homeless, the
Mission offers programs
designed to help people get
their lives back on course.
Brackwell was a resi-
dent at the mission himself
about three or four years
ago and like many home-
less, he is a military vet-
eran who said he served in
the Army as a corpsman.
He said, "Continuing to
work at the mission after
completing their program is
my way of giving back."
The CPOs were warmly
welcomed by the residents
who not only thanked them
for coming down to help
out but also for their ser-
vice to our country. Before
the meal they included the
visitors in their traditional
circle of prayer.
Brackwell said, "The vol-
unteers from the naval hos-
pital gave his kitchen staff
a welcome break from their
Reaching out to people
struggling against such
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, November 19, 2009 17
Lessons from Fort Hood
Photos by Loren Barnes
Naval Hospital Jax Chief Petty Officers volunteered at the
City Rescue Mission Nov. 10. (Front row, left to right) HMC
Amanda Bynum, HMCM Lou Ferraro, ENCS Frank Word,
HMC David Perry and HMC Rafael Nana. (Second row, left to
right) MACS Sean Phelps, ETC Joe Conner, MAC Chris Adkins,
SHCS Gary Sleeseman, HMC Nancy Glaser and HMC Joshua
MACS Sean Phelps, MAC Chris Adkins, HMC Amanda Bynum,
SHCS Gary Sleeseman, HMC David Perry, ENCS Frank Word
and HMCM Lou Ferraro serve meals to residents at the New
Life City Rescue Mission Nov. 10.
challenges not only brings
rewards to those being
served but also to those who
Nana of the NAS Jax
Branch Health Clinic,
said that he wished he had
brought his children down
to volunteer as well to give
them an awareness of how
blessed they are to have a
safe home and a family's
love and support.
As a native of the
Philippines Nana said, the
poverty he sees among the
homeless in America pales
in comparison to that in
other countries. He recalled
how in the Philippines
there are children who live
by scavenging food and
necessities from garbage
Still, even in the U.S., the
need of those on the fringes
of society is evident, even if
it is the need to know some-
Frontline social organi-
zations such as the City
Rescue Mission depend on
the generosity of citizens
and caring organizations
throughout our communi-
ty. The mission will accept
donations of any food, cloth-
ing, bedding, time or finan-
Whether it is volunteer-
ing at a shelter or collecting
donations for worthwhile
organizations or contrib-
uting through your work-
place Combined Federal
Campaign drive the Navy
family is encouraged to find
a way to make a difference
this year and next as you
always have in the past.
For information on the
City Rescue Mission visit
By Beth Wilson
The military community was rocked
last week as we watched events
unfold at Fort Hood. Perhaps, like
me, you sat glued to the reports, stunned
that this happened on a military installa-
tion, allegedly by a member of the armed
forces. Our hearts grieve as we share the
pain of our sister branch.
As the investigation continues, "lessons
learned" are already emerging. Two les-
sons immediately jump out to me emer-
gency preparedness and connecting with
Pvt. Joseph Foster, a gunshot victim of
in the attack, spoke of his experience on a
recent news report. "We're a community,
we are like a giant family. When anything
like this happens we come together tighter
than ever. We are stronger because of it.
The family readiness group (FRG) and care
team have been great. The FRG leader
called my wife and said, 'We're getting
everyone rounded up. We're going to get
you to a safe spot, now.' They called faster
than I could get a call out to my wife. That
Do you have an emergency plan for you
and your family? Let me pose a few scenar-
ios for you to consider. If you were at the
commissary when the base is locked down
and your children were at school or day
care who would pick them up or meet
them at the bus?
Perhaps news breaks that there is an
incident at your base or in your deployed
service member's command. How will you
verify your service member's safety? What
if an earthquake, fire, hurricane or other
disaster strikes while you are away from
your service member or children? Do you
have a plan to communicate and recon-
Too farfetched to consider? Let me be
more practical . what if you have an
emergency illness or are in a car accident
while your service member is deployed -
who do you rely on to reliably care for your
Every American needs an emergency
plan, but it is imperative for military fami-
lies to have that plan in place. Please visit
OperationPrepare/index.htm for resources
and information to develop your emergen-
Also, periodically check your informa-
tion for accuracy on NFAAS (Navy Family
Accountability and Assessment System) at
www.navyfamily.navy.mil. Take time to
familiarize yourself with the purpose and
support on this site.
The structure of the Navy is such that
our ombudsman is the 'crisis management'
resource for families. In the event of a nat-
ural disaster, national or command emer-
gency your ombudsman will have official
information, instructions and family sup-
port. Your ombudsman is trained and pre-
pared to serve the command and command
I recently met a Navy wife who is half-
way through a deployment but has not
heard from her ombudsman. The main
challenge of every ombudsman is connect-
ing with spouses. Your ombudsman does
not receive your information due to privacy
While they are authorized to have cer-
tain information about your Sailor, they
are not provided information about you.
Do not assume they do not care about you
or are not doing their job. Help them do
their job by contacting them. You can find
your ombudsman contact information from
your Sailor, your local Fleet and Family
Support Center and your command web
Let the tragic events at Fort Hood spur
us to ensure we are ready to face what the
future holds with an effective and up-to-
date emergency plan.
To our extended military family at Fort
Hood, know that you are in our prayers,
in our thoughts, in our hearts. We pray for
your healing in body and spirit. God bless
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NEX takes theft seriously
By Kristine M. Sturkie
The Navy Exchange Service
Department takes protecting
Sailors' dollars and preventing
theft in its locations serious-
ly. Theft is a big problem for
all retailers, costing $36.3 bil-
lion last year, according to a joint
study recently released by the
National Retail Federation and
the University of Florida.
NEXCOM's aggressive efforts
to deter and catch theives at
NEXs have been paying off. Over
the past five years, NEXCOM has
seen "inventory shrinkage" or loss
of goods to theft remain below one
percent of sales.
This is a good thing consider-
ing the 2008 University of Florida
National Retail Security Survey
showed the national average
at approximately 1.50 percent
of sales. Shrinkage is the retail
industry term for the difference
between the recorded book inven-
tory and the actual physical
inventory counted at the end of
the year. Shrinkage is generally
attributed to shoplifting, employ-
ee theft, administrative errors or
"When merchandise gets stolen
from the NEX, it hurts not only
our customers and command, it
hurts the Navy as a whole," said
Tom Ruane, NEXCOM loss pre-
tems program manager.
"Seventy percent of NEX prof-
its are given to Navy Morale,
Welfare and Recreation (MWR) to
support quality of life programs.
In 2008, that contribution totaled
over $45 million. When theft and
loss of merchandise occur at the
NEX, profits decline and so do
our contributions to MWR."
Shoplifting losses vary by store
type, but can account for about
one-third of the total invento-
ry shrinkage. According to the
University of Florida statistics,
it is estimated that stealing by
shoppers costs American retailers
a staggering $12.9 billion over the
During 2008, NEXCOM's Loss
investigated and resolved a total
of 1,681 shoplifting cases with a
total dollar amount of $310,243.
"The key to preventing theft in
our locations begins with provid-
ing exceptional customer service
in our stores and continuously
promoting our loss prevention
awareness programs to our asso-
ciates," said Ruane.
"Our associates have the abil-
ity to report internal or external
theft directly to their supervisor,
loss prevention department or
through a confidential Alertline
. . a third-party anonymous tip
In addition to its aware-
ness programs, NEXCOM Loss
Prevention/Safety uses electronic
article surveillance (EAS) sys-
tems for electronic and high-value
merchandise, as well as extensive
closed circuit surveillance sys-
tems (CCTV) at all NEXs world-
"Our CCTV systems, coupled
with digital video recorders, give
us the ability to see everything
within our stores and identify
incidents of theft," said Ruane.
Photo courtesy of NEXCOM
Closed circuit surveillance systems like this one at NEX Norfolk help
NEXCOM loss prevention specialists to minimize shoplifting and other
types of "inventory shrinkage."
"Our EAS systems have been
very successful in preventing
unpaid merchandise from leav-
ing our stores and, at the same
time, allowing our customers to
see and handle merchandise they
are interested in purchasing."
If shoplifting is suspected, NEX
Loss Prevention/Safety associates
turn all incidents over to base
police and/or local law enforce-
In addition to possible dis-
ciplinary action and criminal
prosecution, the Federal Claims
Collection Act, which began in
2002, allows NEXCOM to enact
a flat administrative cost or Civil
Recovery of $200 for each incident
NEXCOM continues to be vig-
ilant in the pursuit of prevent-
ing theft and reducing inventory
shrinkage in all of is locations
throughout the world. These
efforts allow NEXCOM to give
back to Sailors and maximize its
Updated rules for permanent makeup for female Sailors
From Chief of Naval Personnel metics for female Sailors and clarity of permanent makeup, the Sailors use caution in choosing Lipstick and lip liner must
Public Affairs reflects chan
nig g norms of soci- update ma increase the size of colors be the color of the n r
An updated Navy cosmet-
ics policy effective Nov. 1
A. defines requirements for
female Sailors who wish to under-
go permanent cosmetic proce-
Female Sailors may get perma-
nent eyebrows, eyeliner, lipstick
or lip liner but only after sub-
mitting a request to their com-
manding officer and reviewing
the costs and health risks associ-
ated with the procedures.
The requirements are spelled
out in NAVADMIN 304/09, which
updates the Navy policy on cos-
ety. The message also includes
a link to questions and answers
about permanent makeup to help
Sailors and their leaders make
A Sailor who elects such a pro-
cedure must pay for it herself, be
prepared to take leave if neces-
sary to recover and be available
for shore-based medical care for
two weeks following the proce-
The updated cosmetic policy
applies to new Sailors, including
prior-service veterans, officer can-
didates and midshipmen.
"Due to the increasing popu-
the recruit-able population,"
said Lt. Cmdr. Heather Kline of
Navy Personnel, Plans and Policy
"It could also help with reten-
tion by providing an option for
female Sailors to always look
professional and feel good about
themselves while saving money on
The policy maintains uni-
form standards with respect to
professional appearance. Colors
and styles must compliment the
skin tone, the same as removable
Therefore, it is important that
"If a Sailor notified the com-
mand of her intent to get moder-
ate red lipstick and returns with
fire-engine red, and it can't be
removed, the commanding officer
can recommend administrative
action," said Kline.
Among the rules for permanent
It must be in good taste and
blend with a Sailor's natural
Eyebrows must be in shades
that match the Sailor's natural
hair color and eyeliner must be in
shades that match her natural eye
shades of pink or red only.
In addition, a Sailor is
required to submit a special
request/authorization form (Form
1336/3) to her commanding offi-
cer, with a detailed description of
the enhancements desired before
getting permanent makeup. The
commanding officer must review
the request for compliance with
the Navy's cosmetic policy, ensure
the Sailor is counseled and appro-
priate annotations are made in
her medical record. A Sailor's
request may be turned down if
the procedure interferes with the
Sailor's performance of her duties.
Safety tips for turkey fryers I A
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From mthe ire prevention Division
Since 1998, reports of 75 incidents
that involved fires, flames or burns
associated with turkey fryers. Here
are some of the hazard scenarios:
House fires associated with turkey fryers
leading to injuries and property damage.
Ignition of oil used with turkey fryers.
This was often related i ...il i'-',i h .1 i --
ing excess temperatui'-- .... i' l '
contacting the open fl.ai -l .I ,
the fryer. -
Splashing of hot l "
The majority of
occurred while the
oil was being heat-
ed, prior to adding
the turkey. For this
reason, it is very impor-
tant consumers monitor the temperature
of the oil closely.
If any smoke at all is noticed coming
from a heating pot of oil, the burner should
be turned off immediately because the oil
There is a risk of injury resulting from
splashing due to the cooking of partially
frozen meats. Thoroughly thaw and dry all
meats before cooking in hot oil. One report-
ed burn incident occurred when partially
frozen chicken wings were added to hot oil
in a turkey fryer.
Recommendations for those who fry tur-
Keep fryer in full view while burner is
Place fryer in an open area away from all
walls, fences or other structures.
Never use in, on or under a garage,
breezeway, carport, balcony, porch or any
structure that can catch fire.
Raise and lower food slowly to reduce
splatter and avoid burns.
Cover bare skin when adding or remov-
Check the oil temperature frequently.
It oil begins to smoke, immediately turn
. _. i- -ul illy uff.
II :l Icn e occurs, immediately
..i11 911. Do not attempt to
extinguish fire with
Make sure there
_,- te is at least two feet of
space between the liq-
Se uid propane tank and
r ier burner.
Iae.. tlihe liquid propane gas
ink aniil Ii.h' -i dliat any wind blows the
heat ol the lryer away from the gas tank.
Center the pot over the burner on the
Completely thaw (United States
Department of Agriculture says 24 hours
for every four to five pounds) and dry tur-
key before cooking. Partially frozen and/or
wet turkeys can produce excessive hot oil
splatter when added to the oil.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions
to determine the proper amount of oil to
If those are not available place the tur-
key in a pot, fill with water until the tur-
key is covered by about one-half inch of
water, remove and dry turkey, mark water
level, dump water, dry the pot and fill with
oil to the marked level.
For more information, call the Fire
Prevention Division at 542-5597.
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Photo courtesy of AT3 Jeff Jadro
(From left) AT3 Dave Metcalf, AT3 Jeff Jadro, ATAN Daniel Parker and AT3(AW) Erich Kohler,
all of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, proudly display a Korean War-era M30 jeep that they
helped restore at the Military Museum of North Florida.
Sailors assist local military museum
Since early September, sever-
al Sailors from Fleet Readiness
Command Southeast (FRCSE)
have spend hours of their off-duty time to
meticulously restore and preserve a wide
assortment of vintage military
vehicles and equipment at the
Military Museum of North
Florida. The museum which
opened in spring 2009, fea-
tures vehicles from the Korean
and Vietnam Wars and memo-
rabilia dating back to the Civil
In August, AT3 Jeff Jadro
of FRCSE visited the museum
and realized the great volun-
teer opportunity available
to help out the members who
created the museum. "I went
there and talked with some of
the military retirees who were
working at the museum and
saw that they could really use
of Fleet R
work on the
some help working on the vehicles," said
Jadro. "So I enlisted the help of fellow
Sailor and friend, AT3 Erich Kohler. We
put our minds together and figured out
how we could best help them."
With a vast knowledge of military his-
tory and drive to see the outcome of a hard
day's work, Jadro and Kohler recruited
other shipmates using their mechanic abil-
ities to restore several old vehicles, assist
with museum construction projects and
help with special events. They have since
logged more than 400-plus hours volun-
teering at the museum.
"This really is a great project for us.
We are helping the veterans who run and
visit the museum achieve their
dream and it allows us to uti-
lize the skills we have learned
in the Navy to help our local
K community," added Jadro.
The museum features a vast
collection of military items and
was created to honor those
who have served in the Armed
Forces and to help youths
understand the dedication and
sacrifices of our veterans. The
museum also has an exten-
Metcalf sive military reference library
southeast covering the evolution of war-
)me detail fare through the current hos-
front of a utilities in Southwest Asia. This
includes more than 400 vol-
umes that are available for stu-
dents to use for research. The museum is
also developing a "Living History" library
videotaping veterans who have served
their country giving their views of the war
in which they were involved.
The museum is located at 1 Bunker
Avenue in Green Cove Springs, Fla. For
more information, call 284-8053 or go to
Capt. Richard Phillips,
former skipper of the
container ship MV
Maersk Alabama, delivers
remarks Nov. 7 and thanks
members of the UDT-SEAL
community for rescuing
him from Somali pirates
during a 2009 Veterans
Day Ceremony and Muster
XXIV at the National Navy
Photo by MC2 Joseph Clark
museum honors veterans
By MC2 Joseph Clark
Naval Special Warfare Group 2 Public Affairs
The National Navy UDT-SEAL
Museum hosted its annual
Veterans Day Ceremony and
Muster XXIV Nov. 7-8 at Fort Pierce,
Guest speaker was Merchant Marine
Capt. Richard Phillips, former skipper of
the MV Maersk Alabama, who was held
captive by pirates off the coast of Somalia
- until being rescued by SEAL snipers
"I am honored to stand here today in
the midst of the true heroes of Naval
Special Warfare," Phillips said.
"Without their training and dedication,
I can honestly say that I would not be
standing here today."
The lifeboat from which Phillips was
rescued, was also on display at the muse-
um for public viewing.
The event, which the museum began
hosting in 1985, consisted of sever-
al activities open to the public, includ-
ing a 5K race, a live auction, an official
Veterans Day Ceremony, and a live capa-
bilities demonstration performed by east
coast-based Navy SEALs.
The event brings in guests from around
the world, according to Ruth McSween,
the museum curator.
"The muster is a great way to get both
the frogmen and the public together to
honor the legacy of
Naval Special Warfare," McSween said.
"The Museum is located on the original
training ground of the Navy's scouts and
raiders. I can't think of a more appropri-
ate location to bring the men of Naval
Special Warfare together because this
is their birthplace. It is great to witness
SEALs visiting such an important place
in their history."
The ceremony concluded on Saturday
with a live capabilities demonstration by
Navy SEALs, that showcased the special-
ized training and ability by Naval Special
Warfare Operators to complete any task at
Attendees were on the edge of their
seats as the SEALs demonstrated a fast-
rope insertion from a hovering helicopter,
and a special insertion and extraction
maneuver, in which the operators quickly
attach themselves to a rope suspended by
a hovering helicopter.
On Sunday members of Naval Special
Warfare and their family members gath-
ered at the coastline, merely steps from
the museum, to honor 52 Navy frogmen,
active duty and retired, who died since
Following the Muster, the museum
board of directors hosted a ground-
breaking ceremony for a new UDT-
SEAL memorial that is to be built on the
grounds of the museum and will feature
the names of all of the men of Naval
Special Warfare who have died in combat
and training exercises.
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Open Monday, Thursday and Friday 12 8
Saturday Sunday 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Call 542-3493 for information.
Free Bowling for active duty
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
Saturday Night Extreme Bowling
7-9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. midnight
$11 per person, includes shoe rental
Family Day Special
11 a.m. 5 p.m. $1.25 games
Color Pin Bowling
5-10 p.m. $2 games
NAS Freedom Lanes
Youth Bowling League
Fall / winter session going on now!
Ends Jan. 30
Leagues bowl Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Open to all youth age 4 and up
Youth bowling is a sport that everyone can
participate in and compete in regardless
of their skill level. Call 542-3493 for more
THE ZONE COMPLEX
Call 542-3521 for information.
Texas Hold'em Tournaments
Budweiser Brew House
Monday & Thursday 7 p.m.
Zone gift certificates awarded!
Budweiser Brew House
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Budweiser Brew House
Wednesday & Fi-i.L.iy
7:30 p.m. until close
11:15 a.m. 1 p.m., 10 games, $1 per card
Enjoy lunch while you play!
Direct TV Sunday Ticket
Come out and watch you favorite NFL
game at the Bud Brew House.
Enjoy one of our Pizza specials or just
order off the menu.
Open to all MWR patrons and their guests
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.
Children's Holiday Bingo
Ages 3-19, child must be able to daub on
Doors open at 4 p.m.
Games start at 5 p.m.
$15 per person
FITNESS & AQUATICS
Call 542-2930 for information.
Family Fitness Center
Located above the Youth Center Gym
Monday- F,-idL.iy, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 4 -7 p.m.
Work out while your children enjoy the
Turkey Trot 5K
Tomorrow on Perimeter Rd/Antenna Farm
Same day registration 10:30- 11:15 a.m.
Jingle Bell Jog
Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m.
Pre-register at the base gym
TRX Suspension Training Class is now at
the Base Gym
Class is offered Monday through Thursday
at 11:15 a.m. and on F,-id.iy at 4:15 p.m.
Battle the Bermuda triangle
Swim 15,000 yards = swim cap
Swim 30,000 yards = T-shirt
Swim 60,000 yards = swim bag
Register at the base gym.
Call 542-3318 for information.
Veterans Memorial Arena
$68.50 for club seating
FCCJ Artist Series Broadway
Dec. 12, 8 p.m. ($51.75) 1st Orchestra seat-
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 now on sale
Section 147 $58.25 per person
200 Level $54 per person
400 Level $42 per person
Jag Shuttle $12 per person
Champs Bowl in Orlando, Florida
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. $47.50
Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida
Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium
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 loca-
Advenuture Landing, Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q,
Dave & Busters, Domino's Pizza,
Golf Club at Fleming Island, McAlister's
Sneaker's Sports Grille, Windsor Parke
Golf Club and
Champions Club at Julington Creek.
The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions
Jan. 3 at 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Arena
$32 per person, buy one, get one free
Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey
Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., $13 per
Military Rolex 2-day
Jan. 30 & 31
$12 military members
$40 for all others
$33 for unreserved
Veterans Memorial Arena
Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
$81.50 for club seating
Camping World 300
Daytona 500 Tickets
Keech Box and DePalma $152
Sprint Fan Zone $75
Turns tower $165
Petty Tower $350
Orlando Magic tickets
Level H (Blue,Black or Silver) Adult/Child
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
Monster Truck Jam
Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m., $32 club seating,
includes pit pass
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LIBERTY COVE RECREATION
Trips, activities and costs may be restrict-
ed to E1-E6 single or unaccompanied
active duty members. Call 542-3491 for
Free Mall & Movie
Orange Park Mall and AMC Theater
Saturday departs Liberty at 1 p.m.
Jaguars vs. Bills
Free ticket and transportation
Dave & Busters
Departs at 5 p.m.
NAS JAX GOLF CLUB
Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
Military Appreciation Days at NAS Jax
$17 per person, includes cart & green fees
Dec. 1 & 15 for active duty.
Today and Dec. 3 & 17 for retirees and
Christmas Eve Golf Scramble
Dec. 24, 10 a.m. shot gun start
$40 military/DoD, $50 civilian guest
Senior Military Invitational Golf
Dec. 9-10, 9 a.m. shot gun start
$75 per person
Sunday Brunch now 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, 542-
T-Bar Social Hours
Monday Fi.i.Ly, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
Reserve Drill Weekends, 3:30-7:30 p.m.
MULBERRY COVE MARINA
Free Kayak & Canoe Rental
Every Thursday for active duty
Free open recreation for children in kin-
dergarten through age 17
Tuesday Fi1.iy, 6:15-8 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Must register at the Youth Center.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Free photos with Santa, face painting, tree
lighting, refreshments and more!
Mulberry Cove Marina
Dec. 19, noon 4 p.m.
Free snow sledding, food and beverages!
NAS JAX FLYING CLUB
Private Pilot Ground School
$450 includes instruction and books
Jan. 4 Feb. 10
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For more information, call 542-5381.
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Great prices and low interest rates have combined to
make this the best season ever to buy a new Drees
home. In addition, if you're looking to move quickly,
Drees has a great selection of "Homes Ready Now."
Finally, while shopping for your new home, Drees
invites you to bring a new, unwrapped toy for "Toys for
Tots." Hurry! All toys must be collected by December
12. For a complete list of Drees' communities and our
designated toy drop-off centers, visit dreeshomes.com
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Traffic School Instructor and comedian Steve Verret discusses safe-driving tech-
niques during the NAS Jax Safety Stand Down at the base chapel Nov.12. Verret
also talked about the importance of increasing liability insurance and uninsured/
under insured motorist coverage; asking about insurance discounts; turning lights on
at all times while driving; seat belt usage; eliminating clutter in vehicles that could
become flying objects during an accident; and the consequences of driving under
Postal Service announces
O 1 day mailing guidelines
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. John Jung
American Forces Press Service
United States Postal Service offi-
cials have announced recommend-
ed mailing dates for delivery by
Christmas to U.S. service members serv-
ing in Afghanistan and other overseas
Space-available mail for Afghanistan
should be sent by Nov. 21.
Parcel airlift mail for Afghanistan
should be sent by Dec. 1.
First-class and priority mail for
Afghanistan should be sent by Dec. 4.
A chart with mailing deadlines for all
types of mail to various APO and FPO
addresses is available at the Postal Service
Website at http://www.usps.com/communi-
Express mail cannot be used to mail
packages to Afghanistan; however priority
mail is available.
Priority mail packaging products, includ-
ing priority mail flat-rate boxes, can be
obtained free at any post office, or online
at http://shop.usps.com. The priority mail
large flat-rate box can be used to mail to
any overseas military address, no matter
the weight of the box, for $11.95.
The Postal Service offers free military
care kits, designed for military families
sending packages overseas. To order by
phone, call 800-610-8734 and ask for the
military care kit. Each kit includes two
"America Supports You" large priority mail
flat-rate boxes, four medium-sized prior-
ity mail flat-rate boxes, six priority mail
labels, a roll of priority mail tape and six
customs forms with envelopes.
"All packages and mail must be
addressed to the individual service mem-
ber by name, without rank, in accor-
dance with Department of Defense reg-
ulations," said Air Force Master Sgt.
Deb LaGrandQuintana, the 455th
Expeditionary Communications Squadron
official mail manager here.
Military overseas units are assigned an
APO or FPO ZIP code, and in many cases,
that ZIP code travels with the unit wher-
ever it goes, LaGrandQuintana added.
The Postal Service places APO and FPO
mail to overseas military service members
on special transportation to be delivered as
soon as possible.
Mail sent APO and FPO addresses may
require customs forms. All mail addressed
to military post offices overseas is subject
to certain conditions or restrictions regard-
ing content, preparation and handling. For
general guidelines on sending mail to ser-
vice members overseas, visit http://www.
Postal Service officials recommend tak-
ing the following measures when sending
If you use a regular box, use one strong
enough to protect the contents with no
writing on the outside.
Cushion contents with newspaper,
bubble wrap, or Styrofoam. Pack tightly to
Package food items like cookies, fudge,
candies, etc. securely in leak-proof contain-
Use pressure-sensitive or nylon-rein-
forced packing tape.
Do not use wrapping paper, string,
masking tape, or cellophane tape outside
Print your return address and the ser-
vice member's complete name, without
rank, followed by unit and APO or FPO
delivery address on one side only of the
Place a return address label inside the
Stuff fragile items with newspaper or
packing material to avoid damage.
Remove batteries from toys and appli-
ances. Wrap and place them next to the
Purchase insurance and delivery con-
firmation service for reassurance of pack-
NAS JAK SPORTS
Turkey Trot 5K Nov. 20 at 11:30 a.m.
Perimeter Road/Antenna Farm, open to all
personnel. Sign up at NAS Gym or Fitness Source
prior to race day and receive t-shirt. Race day
registration 10 -11 a.m. Awards given to the top-
three male and female runners for age groups: 29
& under; 30-37; 38-44; 45-49; and 50 over.
Captain's Cup 4-on-4 Flag Football Meeting
Dec. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Gym
Open to active duty, command DoD personnel and
selective reservists. Have your command athletic
officer or designated representative attend the
meeting and receive five captain's cup points.
Captain's Cup 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
Open to active duty, selective reservists, command
DoD and DoD contractors from NAS Jax. Teams
are comprised of a maximum four players from
their respective commands and can enter multiple
teams. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. at the Gym.
Sign up by Dec. 4.
Join one of these Captain's Cup sport leagues,
* Greybeard Basketball (ages 30 & up)
* Intramural Basketball
Sports officials and scorekeepers needed
North Florida Military Officials Association needs
individuals to officiate basketball, soccer, softball,
football, volleyball and wrestling at NAS Jax.
Experience not required.
For more information, call Bill Bonser at
Intramural Badminton Final
MWR Blue 6
MWR Red 4
MWR White 3
Greybeard Fall Softball Final
CNATTU Gold 8
Intramural Fall Softball Standings
As of Nov. 13
,am Wins Losses
'-16 14 1
3-58 12 2
SM-70 12 4
NRSE/NRD 10 4
RSE RCC 10 4
'U-1 9 4
5-5 8 4
CSE 400 9 5
r Ops 8 5
'-30 E's 8 6
rty 30 4 2
CSE Black 4 3
rty Birdz 4 4
'-8 3 4
ibid Possums 4 7
C-SERCC 7 8
\NG 5 9
5-11 6 10
TRON 3 11
'-5 White 2 11
AVFAC 3 12
3D 3 13
Air Ops Gold
As of Nov. 13
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4 solid wood headbrd,
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posture pedic mat-
tress, dresser, mir-
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4 GIRLS TWIN BED,
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mirror, real wood, anti.
white, moving $550.
MINI FLEA MARKET
Thur-Sat 11/19-11/21, 8A-4P
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pics, depression glass,
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Ortega Yard Sale! 5406
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4 JOHN DEER SELF
Propelled 21" Lawn
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&ALL TYPES OF
etc. Kim 904-501-9428
Channels for ONLY
SHOWTIME for 3 mos.
New Customers only.
SBike $30. Graco
llbaby carrier $25.
Stroller $30. Jog-
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Tyke playset. 269-4312
4 Electric Bottled
Deluxe Free- Stand-
ing, Floor Model,
white color, accepts all
sizes bottled water used
very little, like new
Owners Manual $299
4, FLAG BOX, dog-
house style, solid
wood, walnut finish,
like new, L27" H20"
MUGS (40) $25.00
, HUFFY Basketball
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pole, roll wheels,
ver y good
4/ Men's black Ithr
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, Men's Timberland
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muted brown $125.00.
1/2 Truck Load oak
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pick-up $40. 491-7996
ENFIELD #5 Jungle Car-
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Jags, Gators, SEC & ACC
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English Bulldog Pups AKC
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Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
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4 16' RenKen w/85hp
$2600obo. Galv. trir
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4 17' MANDATE
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trier, good running
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strong running motor.
All Coast Guard eqpt.
Itasca Winnebago 1985.
454 Chevy eng. new
refrig / microwave,
newly remodeled, sleeps
8, $6000 obo. 904-234-7865
4 HD ROAD KING '02
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,4 Under cover bed-
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CHIHUAHUAS CKC S/W
$250 ea. 912-282-4710
CORGI PUPS- Pembroke,
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donated 650,620 hours of volunteer ser-
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Georgia ast year. Their time was given to
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3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
2330 US1 South 354-4421
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
2330 US1 South 354-4421
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
GARBER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
PAUL CLARK FORDERCUR
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826
.GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTIAC
2250 US1 South
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
LOU SOB HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-65050
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200
2330 US 1 South 3544421
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
KIA OF ORANGE PARK
6373 Blanding Blvd.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000
LEXUS OF ORANGE PARK
7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100
4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100
MIKE SHAD FORD
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 Atlantic BWvd. 724-1080
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900
TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400
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 PONTIAC
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
1310 CassatAve. 389-4561
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
Commrcal 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. east of 1-95 exit 38