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THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2011
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Photos by Clark Pierce
Base Hazardous Material .Center Leading Petty Officer LS1 Michael Whitehurst of Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast, joined by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Director Greg Strong; FDEP
Wastewater Compliance Supervisor Jeff Martin; Jacksonville Regulatory Environmental Service Division Chief
John Flowe; Jacksonville Chief of Environmental Quality Division Vince Siebold; City of Jacksonville Director
of Military and Veteran Affairs Bob Buehn; St. Johns River Water Management Basin Program Manager Derek
Busby; Navy Region Southeast Environmental Director Camille Destafney; NAS Jacksonville Environmental
Director Kevin Gartland and NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay raise the U.N. Earth
Trustee pennant on the NAS Jax headquarters flagstaff on April 21.
Saluting Earth Day
Station celebrates U. N. Earth Trustee
Award with unique flag raising
From NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs
In preparation for Earth Day celebrations, NAS
Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey
Maclay joined with City of Jacksonville and State of
Florida environmental officials April 21 for the first
raising of the United Nations Earth Trustee pennant
on the headquarters flagstaff.
NAS Jacksonville is the first military installation to
be recognized by the United Nations non-governmen-
tal organization Earth Society Foundation when it
received the Earth Trustee Award for excellence in
environmental stewardship, in a ceremony held at
U.N. headquarters in New York City on March 20.
The award recognized NAS Jax for its leading-edge
approach to improve the energy and water efficiency
of its operations.
"What a perfect day sunny and cool for this cer-
emony as the world prepares to commemorate the 41st
Earth Day. This award reflects our station's outstand-
ing environmental program and the Navy's com-
mitment to environmental stewardship, particularly
energy efficiencies targeted to increase mission effec-
tiveness," said Maclay. "This pennant represents our
strong environmental partnership with federal, state
and local governments, as well as regulatory agencies
and surrounding communities. Furthermore, our
23,000 military and civilian personnel take a proactive
environmental compliance and leadership mindset
towards the installation's 24,000 acres of airfields,
industrial repair facilities and bombing ranges."
Maclay also noted that station personnel continu-
ally emphasize the "Three Rs" reduce, reuse and
recycle. "Our environmental and cultural conserva-
tion program also includes the protection of 22 threat-
ened and endangered species, 5,000 acres of forests
and 2,200 acres of wetlands."
Following the skipper's remarks, LS1 Mike
Whitehurst, the air installation's hazardous material
lead petty officer, was joined by Florida Department
of Environmental Protection (FDEP) Director Greg
Strong; FDEP Wastewater Compliance Supervisor
Jeff Martin; Jacksonville Regulatory Environmental
Services Division Chief John Flowe; Jacksonville Chief
of Environmental Quality Division Vince Siebold;
City of Jacksonville Director of Military and Veterans
Affairs Bob Buehn; St. Johns River Water Management
District Basin Program Manager Derek Busby; Navy
Region Southeast Environmental Director Camille
Destafney; NAS Jax Environmental Department
Director Kevin Gartland; and Maclay, to raise the pen-
Gartland told a local television news reporter, "Our
station has made great strides in developing a compre-
hensive approach to protect the environment, particu-
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey
Maclay presents an Eagle of Excellence Award to
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Director Greg Strong for his department's commit-
ment to partnering with the station to protect the
nation and its natural resources during the United
Nations Earth Trustee flag raising ceremony at NAS
Jacksonville on April 21.
larly, NAS Jacksonville's stewardship of the St. Johns
River, which includes our goal of attaining zero waste-
"Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has set vision-
ary goals for reducing energy usage, developing
alternatives to petroleum based fuels, and support-
ing sustainable practices," Gartland added. "NAS
Jacksonville is a prime example of investments made
in sustainable infrastructure, the building of partner-
ships, and protection of waterways to set the founda-
tion for a strong future."
Maclay also recognized the station's environmen-
tal partnerships with the City of Jacksonville, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and the St.
Johns River Water Management District.
In addition to the historic ceremony, the air installa-
tion hosted tours of its Natural Resources Interpretive
Center, as well as Earth Day energy and water conser-
vation booths at the Navy Exchange and Commissary
Courtyard. More than 10,000 people visited the two
Also, the Naval Engineering Command Southeast
homeported aboard the base hosted "Earth Day A
Billion Acts of Green" open house featuring cultural,
historical, environmental and energy conservation
Photo courtesy of VP-45
Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Rear Adm.
Ted Branch addresses VP-45 squadron members
during his visit to present the Battle "E" award.
Battle 'E' Award
From VP-45 Public Affairs
Rear Adm. Ted Branch, commander, Naval Air
Force Atlantic, and Rear Adm. Michael Hewitt,
commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group,
presented the Battle "E" award to the "Pelicans" of
VP-45 April 5 at NAS Jacksonville.
The Battle "E" award recognizes sustained supe-
rior performance in all areas of combat readiness.
Squadrons are judged across four combat areas:
maritime warfare, engineering/survivability, com-
mand and control, and logistics management.
Unlike personal awards that recognize individual
achievement or unit awards that recognize par-
ticipation in operations, the Battle "E" award recog-
nizes the combined efforts of the entire squadron
throughout the year. To be awarded the Battle "E" is
a true honor and every Pelican is humbled to wear
their new ribbon.
"It's great to see that all the hard work we do on a
daily basis is recognized. This is my first operation-
al tour, and it's a privilege to be in such a prestigious
command," said Lt. j.g. Pete Brown.
VP-45 received the award following their excep-
tional operational performance while deployed to
both 4th and 7th Fleet areas of responsibility. They
See VP-45, Page 12
Navy units work
together to save a life
From AIRLANT Public Affairs
Communication and coordination across mul-
tiple naval units is being credited for the rescue of a
civilian scuba diver who was injured April 14 off the
coast of Mayport.
At around 5 p.m., while conducting a standard
training mission, a P-3C Orion aircraft from VP-30
heard a distress call from a civilian vessel that had a
"drowning diver" aboard.
Mission Commander Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Morrison
promptly made the decision to change the focus
from training to search and rescue and answered
the emergency call. He was able to obtain the dis-
tressed ship's latitude and longitude, 25 miles away.
Lt. Hamish Kirkland, patrol plare commander,
directed the aircraft towards the vessel and used
the onboard camera to assess the situation.
They immediately relayed the message to the
local Coast Guard station and began coordination
with the closest surface ship, USS Simpson (FFG 56),
guiding them toward the pleasure craft.
Once overhead, the P-3 crew observed two civil-
ians on the deck of the boat, performing CPR on a
Since Simpson did not have any helicopters
aboard, a call was made requesting helo support.
HSM-40 Commanding Officer Capt. Clay Conley
had just launched from NS Mayport when he
received the call to assist and quickly proceeded
to the location. With no crewmen aboard, he was
unable to conduct a rescue; however he was able to
coordinate getting other helicopters to the scene.
"When I made the radio call requesting helo sup-
port, I received an immediate response from mul-
tiple helicopters operating in the area," said Conley.
"Since I'd been in direct communication with the
P-3, I was able to determine exactly who had the
best crew composition to affect a rescue."
See RESCUE, Page 12
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Culinary Specialists Judged
Pages 8 & 9
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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 28. 2011
Celebrating a century of naval aviation 1911-2011
Learn about naval aviation history and heritage during the yearlong Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration. Discover the wide-
ranging scope of naval aviation activities, including people, aircraft, ships, innovations and other significant events. This nationally
sponsored series of events will take place throughout the year. Centennial events are already underway at NAS Jacksonville and will
continue throughout the year, culminating with the NAS Jax "Birthplace of the Blue Angels" Air Show Nov. 5-6. Visit www.public.
To honor 100 years of mission-ready men and women, and recognize unique aviation-related achievements through event-driven
U.S. Navy photos
In 1929, Vought built 80 02U-3 Corsairs for the Navy and Marine Corps. Here, a
Corsair of Marine Corps Scouting Squadron 14 approaches the aircraft carrier USS
Saratoga (CV-3) in preparation for landing. The Corsair could be flown on wheels from
an aircraft carrier or catapulted as an amphibian from battleships and cruisers.
In 1926, Vought
02U-1 Corsair scout/
observation biplane with
float landing gear. It built
132 for the Navy and
Marine Corps, featuring
the Pratt & Whitney
Wasp radial engine.
Here, two Navy 02U
fly in formation after
catapulting from the
battleship USS Florida
between 1926 and
1930 (Florida was
Conference call with VP's wife promises change
By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor riA Tl I |A.
Two weeks ago, I was walking the
aisles of Wal-Mart when my agent
Now, there are two unusual
things you should know about my
First, her last name is Smiley,
and we are not related (what are
the chances of that?).
Second, she seems to always call
when I'm at Wal-Mart (chances:
"Um, I'm at Wal-Mart... again," I
whispered into my phone.
"Okay, but the office of the vice
president is looking for you," she
"Vice president of what?"
"The United States."
I tried to hide my surprise. "Oh,
well, of course they are," I said, a
bag of frozen French fries in my
hand. My mind reeled as I tried to
recall any possibly inflammatory
or offensive columns I may have
recently written. The one lambast-
ing the government for almost not
paying military personnel (last
week's column) was already sub-
mitted but not yet published. I'd
just keep that piece of information
The whole interaction remind-
ed me of the time in 2008 when
Michelle Obama's staff was looking
for me. I got that phone call while
I was waiting in a public restroom.
(By the way, these are the perils of
constant communication via cel-
As it turned out, Vice President
Biden's office wanted me to partici-
pate in'a conference call with his
wife, Dr. Jill Biden, to discuss a new
program called "Joining Forces"
launched by the Vice President,
Michelle Obama and Dr. Biden.
According to a press release,
Joining Forces is "a national ini-
tiative to support and honor
America's service members and
their families. The initiative aims
to educate, challenge and spark
action from all sectors of our soci-
ety-citizens, communities, busi-
nesses, non-profits, faith based
institutions, philanthropic orga-
nizations, and government-to
ensure military families have the
support they have earned."
My first reaction, given .that
I was already feeling spurned by
the looming government shut-
down and frozen military pay: Why
is "government" listed last in the
list? In an earlier statement, Vice
President Biden had said, "We have
lots of obligations as a nation but
only one truly sacred moral obliga-
tion: to prepare and protect those
we send into harm's way, and to
give them every bit of care they,
and their families, need when they
I felt somewhat betrayed think-
ing about the possibility of not
receiving a full paycheck in
what was just one week's time.
Supportive words are nice; money
to pay our mortgage is even better.
This is a common reaction.
There is a tendency for military
families to be skeptical of initia-
tives like "Joining Forces." After all,
calls for support don't necessarily
translate into action and change.
Also, we are leery of being used
as pawns in political debates and
But I vowed to be open-mind-
ed, especially because Dr. Biden
herself is a military mother, with
grandchildren and a daughter-
in-law who have often been in
my shoes: in the role of depen-
dent child and spouse. Also, I was
excited to see that corporations
like Sears, Wal-Mart (Hey, I've
been there!), Sam's Club, Siemens,
Goodwill, Cisco, McGraw Hill,
Discovery Education and more
have committed to offering their
In other words: There was hope
that this initiative might have stay-
(Side note: It is a sad state of
affairs when military families have
lost faith in their government to be
the real powerhouse of support.)
During the conference call, it
was important to me to find out if
this initiative is just words or actu-
ally has some muscle. And to be
fair (and real), Joining Forces con-
tains much of the usual soothing,
flowery speech that military fami-
lies have come to view with suspi-
sion. Yet, there are some measur-
able changes being made. To list
just a few:
Sears is offering a "PCS Promise"
to its military employees, assuring
ease of job transfer with the next
permanent change of duty station.
Siemens is saving 10 percent of
more than 3,000 jobs for military
Goodwill plans to open 1,300
new jobs for military families and
Discovery Education is provid-
ing Department of Defense schools
access to materials to integrate
digital education and content into
Best Buy's Geek Squad will offer
support to families who wish to
communicate via technology with
loved ones deployed overseas.
WebMD is building two online
resource centers (for consumers
and providers) to help those in the
healthcare industries understand
The American Heart Association
will help military wives and female
veterans learn CPR.
The YMCA, National Military
Family Association and the Sierra
Club will offer free camps in more
than 35 states to 7,000 military kids
This is a fantastic start to cre-
ating awareness. And awareness
is the first step to action. It's our
job as military families to keep
these companies and our govern-
ment accountable for the prom-
ises they have made to us. Which
won't always be easy: many of us
are busy waiting for paychecks and
shopping at Wal-Mart.
Meet A Sailor
Station/Why? When I went to "A" School in
Great Lakes, Ill. because it's close to home.
Last Book Read: A Dr. Seuss book
that I read to my daughter while I was
Favorite Pastime: Going fishing.
Most Interesting Experience: When I went
sky diving in Hawaii.
Who is your hero? John Wayne
Meet A Civilian
lob Title: Lead
Station: San Diego
Last Book Read: Christmas Eve
Favorite Pastime: Being with family.
Most Interesting Experience: Coming to
Jacksonville and buying a new home.
Who is your hero? My husband.
National prescription drug 'take-back' day to be held o
By Special Agent Bob Davis
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Special Agents from the Naval Criminal
Investigative Service (NCIS), along with Naval
Hospital Jax and clinic personnel will be on hand
April 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to collect and safely
dispose of potentially dangerous expired, unused and
unwanted prescription drugs as well as over-the-
NAS Jacksonville Assistant Public Affairs
Commanding Officer Officer
Capt. Jeffrey Maclay Kaylee LaRocque
-Capt. Robert Sanders
Command Master Chief
Public Affairs Officer
Miriam S. Gallet
lax Air News Editorial Staff
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counter medications from warfighters, civilians, retir-
ees and family members.
NCIS is partnering with the Drug Enforcement
Administration on "take-back" day to prevent
available and potentially deadly drugs from being
unknowingly ingested by children; stolen; diverted
Collection sites for NAS Jacksonville; NS Mayport,
and NSB Kings Bay are listed below. Additional col-
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NAS Jax, Navy League honor Individual Augmentees
By Kaylee LaRocque .
NAS lax Deputy PAO I T
NAS Jacksonville and
the Northeast Florida Navy
League Council hosted their
seventh bi-annual Individual
Augmentee (IA) Appreciation
luncheon April 20 at the NAS
Jax Officers' Club. Fifty-four
IAs from the base and ten-
ant commands and several
spouses were recognized at the
The luncheon kicked off
with the singing of the nation-
al anthem by Kela Stelig and
the invocation by NAS Jax
Command Chaplain Lt. Cmdr.
Shannon Skidmore. Music
was provided by Navy Band
As awardees and command
representatives enjoyed their
lunch, PS1(AW) Laquetta
Robinson of the Reserve
Component Command offered
her perspective of the IA war-
"Every day, dedicated service
members are being forward
deployed on IA assignments
either individually or as units
to multiple locations around
the world. From Afghanistan,
to Iraq, to Djibouti and Kuwait,
our armed forces make daily
sacrifices to ensure we are
allotted the freedom and secu-
rity we have fought for so long
and hard over the years," she
*"Being forward deployed
has both positive and negative
aspects. Learning to make the
'best of the situation and turn-
ing those negatives into posi-
tives is what comes with time
and personal growth," contin-
"The most amazing posi-
tive experience in my opin-
ion is how U.S. troops can go
anywhere in the world and
build a family structure from
a group of almost total strang-
ers and even after departure,
keep those close bond intact for
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Individual Augmentees from NAS Jax and tenant commands gather with base personnel and members of the Northeast Florida Navy
League Council after the luncheon.
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim Alexander
(left) thanks AM2(AW) David Dew of VP-16 for his Individual
years and sometime a lifetime."
"No matter what your IA
experience was, be proud of
what support you provided and
know that in some way or form,
your contribution to the fight
did make a difference," she told
NAS Jax Commanding
Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
thanked the IAs and their fam-
ilies for their dedicated service.
"Today we are here to cel-
ebrate our Sailors who have
gone out, flexible and engaged
as part of our expeditionary
forces who augment other units
rather than being deployed as a
Navy League Florida Region Navy League President Bill Dudley
thanks HM1 LeRoy Pullins of Naval Hospital Jacksonville for his
Individual Augmentee service.
detachment or on board a ship.
These tours last anywhere from
six months to a year or more
and we are here today to recog-
nize what you and your fami-
lies have done for our country
and the Navy," Maclay said.
"Thank-you for your sac-
rifices and dedication to our
He then introduced guest
speaker Commander, Navy
Region Southeast, Rear Adm.
"Over 90,000 Sailors have
served on an IA since just after
9/11. That is an astounding
number to me. About one-third
are from the active component
and two-thirds are Reservists.
Today, we have more than
9,000 Sailors serving on IAs
See IA LUNCH, Page 5
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Hey, MoneyChic! I have had my vehicle for
eight years and it is starting to have minor
mechanical issues. I looked up the value on
Kelley Blue Book and the repairs will cost more
than the car is worth. I have started to research
different cars but can't decide if leasing or buy-
ing is a better option? Leasing a car seems like
the cheaper route plus I can afford a nicer car.
What should I do?
MoneyChic says: Well first off let me say you
started off on the right foot, as it is always a
great idea to look up your vehicle's value before
agreeing to have any repairs done.
This is especially important on an older vehi-
cle. Buying a car whether it is new or used, is
always a better option. This is because after
the length of the loan, you own the vehicle.
Which means the years that you drive it after
the loan is paid off, you have no car payment.
This money can be put aside for repairs, into a
savings account, or a down payment on a future
Car leasing companies reel clients in
by the low monthly costs. It also allows
people to drive cars they can't afford.
Suze Orman, a nationally known expert on
finance, mentions a few of the issues that pop
up at the end of the lease. First off, at the end
of the three-year lease, you have the option to
buy the car; however it tends to be an inflated
price. If you decide to turn the car back in and it
is in less than "pristine condition" there will be
additional fees. The next issue is even more of a
problem for military members.
The leasing company allows 12,000 miles
per year with a per-mile fee for any additional
miles. The fee could be S.15 a mile but if you
go over just 1,000 miles per year you will have
to pay an additional S450 at the end. Ouch!
Most people believe that they will stay with-
in the 12,000 miles per year but according to
Edmunds.com 10 percent of people exceed it.
Life is uncertain in the military and so is your
car mileage. One day you could have a 10-mile
commute to work and the next duty station, a
40-mile trek. Not to mention having to possibly
drive across country to your next duty station.
Those miles have potential to really add up.
In addition, if you get into an accident while
driving a leased car, your insurance company
will only pay for the value of the car, not what
you owe the leasing company. Most likely you
are on the hook for a lot more then what the car
is worth because of the residual value.
Lastly, if you are unable to make the lease
payment just once they have no sympathy for
you. Your options would be to turn the car in
and still owe them the remaining cost or if you
try to sell it for what the car is worth, you may
still owe the leasing company thousands of
dollars. Sadly, the best option is to try to sell it
yourself, because if you turn it into the leasing
company they can chose to sell it to a dealer-
ship for whatever they want. Typically the vehi-
cle will be sold for very little leaving you with
the large balance.
NAS Jax Emergency Operations Center
(EOC) Manager GMC Tolitha Perez and
EOC Director Ray Edmond monitor
the movement of Hurricane LANT
One in the NAS Jax EOC as part of
the hurricane preparedness exercise
HURREX/Citadel Gale 2011, April
25-May 3. The exercise involves two
simulated storm systems threatening
the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and
Gulf Coast regions. The purpose of the .--
annual exercise is to prepare the Navy
to respond to weather threats to U.S.
coastal regions and to maintain the
ability to deploy forces even under the
Photo by Clark Pierce
JAX AIR NEWS. NAS JACKSONVILLE. Thursday. April 28, 2011 5
IA LUNCH: Families honored as well
From Page 4
and about one-half of those are Reservists. The Reservists have
certainly picked up their share of the load as we support our
national taskings," said Alexander.
"IAs serve in multiple roles, we have Sailors serving all over
the globe doing phenomenal jobs. They are supporting troops
in combat around the world. You never hear anything but posi-
tive comments from people in
other services about the Sailors
who went and served with them.
You've made me incredibly proud
to be part of the same team as
you," continued Alexander.
Alexander also paid tribute
to the family members in atten-
dance. "I also know that deploy-
ing on an IA is extremely hard
on the families. In our normal
course of business, usually a
whole unit picks up and deploys
leaving behind a group of family
members who can support and
sustain one another," he added.
"But when an IA deploys, their
families are pretty much on their
own, although I'm pleased to see
that commands recognize the
importance of reaching out to
these families and are providing
the support that they deserve. So
to our family members, I thank-
you for your sacrifice while your
IA Sailor was deployed."
Lt. Cmdr. Ken Meehan, an
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
PS1(AW) Laquetta Robinson
of Reserve Component
Command talks about her
Individual Augmentee (IA)
deployment and the impor-
tance of IAs serving around
the world to protect our
nation during the bi-annual
IA Luncheon at the NAS Jax
Officers' Club on April 20.
orthopedic physician's assistant at Naval Hospital Jax was one of
the IAs recognized.
"I was recently deployed to a trauma hospital in Kandahar,
Afghanistan. Oilr job was to take care of casualties from the
field. There were three other orthopedic surgeons and in a six-
month timeframe we conducted almost 1,800 surgical proce-
dures and saved several lives. We also helped the local civilians
who were wounded by enemy action," he said.
"This was my fourth deployment and I was gone for about
eight months. It was probably the most rewarding deployment
I've ever had we saved a lot of lives and it's quite an honor and
very humbling to work with so many heroes."
Each IA was presented with a special plaque and coin from
the Northeast Florida Navy League Council and thank-you let-
ters from U.S. Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio, and U.S.
Congressman Ander Crenshaw.
Each spouse was also presented with a letter of appreciation
and a rose.
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President Bill Dudley. "It's important to recognize them because
these men and women are deployed from their commands as
an individual and were not getting any recognition when they
returned home. So this event is pay tribute to them for their sac-
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Blues arrive to prep for fall air show
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS lax Deputy PAO
Two members of the elite
Blue Angel Flight Demonstra-
tion Team arrived at NAS
Jacksonville April 19 to visit
with the NAS lax Centennial
of Naval Aviation Air Show
Committee, base officials,
Jacksonville police and others
to discuss the upcoming air
show set for Nov. 5-6.
"We're here to conduct our
pre-season visit for the annual
air show. We are looking at the
layout of the airfield, ensur-
ing the facilities are adequate
for us to safely put on our
demonstration and meet-
ing with the Federal Aviation
to make sure all the waivers
and regulations are in place.
We go to 35 cities during the
year and each show site is a
different venue," said Lt. Dave
Tickle, Blue Angel No. 7 and
IW' '% -" 1!
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Action News Reporter Kate Paul interviews Blue Angels Pilot Lt.
Dave Tickle about the requirements and logistics needed for the
team to fly during the upcoming NAS Jax Centennial Air Show.
narrator and for the team.
"We are also meeting with
the air show coordinator so we
can learn what's unique about
the airfield here, get a layout
of the land and know what we
gear we need to bring with us.
We are meeting with everyone
involved to make sure we are
all on the same page."
"Last year's show was a great
show and we hope to come out
here and do the exact same
thing again this year. The
crowds were huge and it was
great to see all the smiles on
the children's faces as they
watched the air show," contin-
"NAS Jax's airfield looks great
Blue Angels Pilots Lt. Rodd Royles (left) and Lt. Dave Tickle dis-
cuss air show logistics with NAS jax Operations Officer Cmdr.
Jim DeBold during the monthly air show meeting April 19.
and this a nice piece of real
estate. We anticipate a fantastic
show," he added.
The Blue Angels air show
season began in January after a
heavy training schedule at NAF
El Centro, Calif.
The Blue Angels Flight
Demonstration Team originat-
ed at NAS lax in 1946. The 65th
anniversary air show will be
held here Nov. 5-6 and is open
to the public.
For more information, go to
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Gramolini to relieve Beaudry
as CNATTU Jax CO
By AD2(AW) Lisa Bruscato
Cmdr. Michael Gramolini will relieve Cmdr. J. Scott Beaudry
as commanding officer of Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Trainin .-
Unit (CNATTfU-) Jacksonvie dur-
ing a chan T 1 of 1 mma=i -.ce
emony tomorrow, a nmgar 11.
Capt. Bradley Martin, com-
manding officer of GNATT, NAS
Pensacola will be the guest speaker.
Gramolini began his enlisted career
in 1980, attending Recruit Training at
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes,
Ill. He attended Aviation Ordnance Cmdr. Michael
"A" school in Millington, Tenn. His Gramolini
first assignment was on board USS
America (CVA-66) where he worked
in G-1 flight deck. In 1984, he was
assigned to Naval Station Great Lakes
as a recruit division commander
training nine recruit companies and
two NROTC companies, all of whom
graduated with distinction or as color
companies. He also qualified as a
master training specialist.
He then spent a year on board USS Cmdr. J. Scott
Guam (LPH-9) before reporting to Beaudry
VFA-137 in 1988 where he was selected
as Aviation Ordnanceman of the Year. He was promoted to chief
petty officer in 1991 and received orders for instructor duty in
1992 where he served until 1994 when he was selected as limited
Garmolini's first commissioned assignment was board the
USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) where he was in charge of G-4
elevators and Armament Weapons Support Equipment divi-
sion. In 1996, he was promoted to lieutenant junior grade and
assigned to USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) as the air gunner. His
next assignment was the weapons/site manager of Ventura
County, Calif. in 1998 followed by a brief period as officer in
charge of VX-9.
In November 2001, he reported to Commander, Carrier Air
Wing 11 as the carrier air group gunner making great contribu-
tions during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi
Freedom. He then transferred to USS John C. Stennis (CVN-74)
as part of the carrier battle group in August 2003.
Gramolini then reported for duty at U.S. Strategic Command
as subject matter expert for nuclear and conventional munitions
in support of joint forces and subsequently at Commander, U.S.
Naval Forces Center Command as the force gunner. Following
his selection for command, he transferred to CNATTU
Jacksonville as the executive officer. Beaudry assumed com-
mand of CNATTU Jacksonville in 2009 following a tour as
executive officer. He is retiring from active duty after 35 years of
service and resides in Jacksonville with his wife, Joy.
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Regional commander releases
energy strategy online
Rear Adm. Tim Alexander,
commander, Navy Region
Southeast, announced the
release of the region's 2011-13
Energy Strategy in a podcast
video. The video message is
available at www.cnic.navy.
mil/cnrse and www.facebook.
Also available online are
the energy strategy brochure
and a quick reference card that
Sailors, civilian employees,
retirees, and family members
can download. The brochure
outlines the region's energy
Rear Adm. Tim Alexander
goals and the quick reference
card provides specific recom-
mendations on how everyone
can help reduce energy con-
The energy strategy is part
of an ongoing effort to change
behaviors from a culture of
consumption to a culture of
conservation. Aggressive con-
servation efforts at Region
Southeast installations will
enable the region to meet the
Secretary of the Navy's goal
of three percent energy usage
reduction per year and a 30
percent reduction by 2015 rela-
tive to 2003.
As Alexander said in the bro-
chure, "Everyone is an energy
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CSC(SW/AW) Rolando Pablo arranges the meals for
presentation to the judges.
(Front to back) CS1 Chris Atwell, CSC(SW/AW) Rolando Pablo, CS1 Alex Moleon and CS2 Jacob Settle work
diligently as evaluators monitor their work.
(From left) CSC(SW/AW) Rosalind Holmes, CSC(SW/AW) Rolando Pablo, CS1 Adrian Dorsey, CS2 Jacob Settle,
CS1 Alex Moleon, CS1 Cris Atwell and CS2 Jerry McDuffy.
Culinary Specialists tested for
American Culinary Federation
Chef de Cuisine certification
By AT3 Omari Janhrette
Seven top culinary special-
ists (CS) at the NAS Jacksonville
Flight Line Caf6 participated
in the American Culinary
Federation (ACF) Chef de
Cuisine certification April 13.
The ACF certification is
designed to identify those chefs
who have demonstrated a level
of culinary skill and exper-
tise through their education,
work experience and culinary
knowledge that is consistent
with ACF chef level.
The assessment for certifica-
tion practical testing was divid-
ed into four general areas: safe-
ty and sanitation skills, orga-
nization, craftsmanship skills
and finished product skills.
"All of our Sailors here are
levels above anyone who's not
certified because they've taken
the initiative to get the train-
ing early in their career. This
certification will benefit them
in both their evaluations and
in their personal careers," said
NAS Jax Food Services Division
Officer CWO4 Kathy Wiseman.
The top seven CS's were
Evaluated during a three-hour
examination period through
CSC(SW/AW) Rosalind Holmes (left) is reenlisted in the Navy by
CWO4 Kathy Wiseman during a quick break from cooking.
frequent monitoring by evalu-
ators. The board of judges con-
sisted of chefs who are active
duty military members or culi-
nary arts instructors at local
The evaluators included:
CSCM Mike Carter from The
Food Management Team at NS
Mayport, David Bearl, director
of college advancement at First
Coast Technical College, plus,
Noel Ridsdale and Brett Harris,
both instructors from the Art
Institute of Jacksonville.
"This was my first time par-
ticipating in a chef certifica-
tion. It means a lot for me to
CSC(SW/AW) Rosalind Holmes carefully quarters a
chicken that she will cook for her meal.
Culinary Arts Instructor Brett Harris from the Art
Institute of Jacksonville goes over the menu with
CS1 Adrian Dorsey during the American Culinary
Federation Chef de Cuisine certification.
CS1 Adrian Dorsey checks the menu to ensure he has
all the ingredients he needs to prepare the meal.
NAS Jax Food Service Officery
get this certification because
I can use this for the next five
years if I plan on making this a
career outside the Navy," stated
CSC(SW/AW) Rosalind Holmes
of the Flight Line Cafe.
CSC(SW/AW) Rolando Pablo
was also a first-time partici-
pant in the practical examina-
tion. He added that, "Working
with the three-hour time limit
was not difficult. We had a lot
of training and preparation for
CS2 Jacob Settle has been
through the evaluation process
before, taking part in the Sous
Chef certification in 2006. Sous
-chefs hold the second most
senior position in a kitchen's
chain of command. They are
responsible -for a kitchen's rou-
tine operations, including food
preparation and production,
and supervising kitchen staff.
With this type of experience,
Settle said that he was confi-
dent with being timed and
eager to get his certification.
The next step will be the
written exam later this month
and the certification results are
expected this summer.
This was the first certifica-
tion for the Flight Line Caf6
team since renovating the gal-
ley last year. The newly reno-
vated galley features a state-of-
the-art dining area and a mod-
ern-style kitchen. With a more
advanced galley, NAS Jax will
host the Commander, Navy
Region Southeast Culinary
Competition May 19.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 28, 2011 9
AT3 Omari Janhrette
(From left) Noel Ridsdale of the Art Institute of Jacksonville, CSCM Mike Carter
of the Food Management Team at NS Mayport, Brett Harris of the Art Insitute
of Jacksonville and David Bearl of First Coast Technical College evaluate food;
samples during the American Culinary Federation Chef de Cuisine certification at
NAS Jax Flight Line Cafe.
One of the tasty meals prepared by the NAS Jax Flight Line Cafe chefs.
CS2 Jacob Settle and other culinary specialists from
the NAS Jax Flight Line Cafe begin prepping for
their main course evaluation during their practical
exam for the American Culinary Federation Chef de
CS2 Jerry McDuffy checks his sauces during the certi-
fication test at the Flight Line Cafe.
Noel Ridsdale, culinary arts instructor at the Art Institute of Jacksonville evaluates culinary specialists from
NAS Jacksonville during their three-hour time practical exam.
10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 28, 2011
NCTS adds new component to mission
By ET2(SW) Tyler Kirkland
NCTS Public Affairs
Na~d (otnputer and Telecommuni-
cations Station (NCTS), Jacksonville
is the region's premier center for
Department of Defense related com-
munications and networking. On Jan.
1, 2011, NCTS accepted the additional
Responsibility of managing and main-
taining Defense Information Services
Agency (DISA) point of presence for the
Southeastern United States.
The DISA point of presence includ-
ed more than 330 circuits support-
ing voice, video and data connectiv-
ity to commands such as U.S. Central
Command in Tampa, Fla., U.S.
Southern Command in Miami, NASA
in Cape Canaveral, Fla. and Joint Inter-
Agency Task Force South in Key West,
Fla. The Drug Enforcement Agency and
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
and Navy Information Operations
Commands in Georgia and Texas are
also supported from Jacksonville.
NCTS was more than ready to assume
this new mission. Staffed with numer-
ous networking professionals who share
Photo by Tyler Kirkland
Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Jacksonville Defense
Information Services Agency (DISA) Coordinator IT1(IDW/SW) Robert Temple
assembles a CAT-5 cable in support of the new DISA circuits.
specialties in server management, log, digital, or in "the cloud."
hardware maintenance, and network Representatives from NCTS Jackson-
security operations, the Sailors and ville provide all resources required to
civilians at NCTS stand ready to handle maintain DISA-related equipment and
any mission tasking whether it be ana- facilities, ensuring that the DISA POP
services are always readily available
and operational to the numerous cus-
tomers counting on them.
NCTS Network Operations Depart-
ment Head Lt. Todd Grinsteinner is
proud of the team taking on this new
"NCTS is dynamic. We are always
excited to play a key role in the ever-
changing world of communications,"
"Our Sailors at NCTS are always flexi-
ble and lend complete support to accom-
plishing the mission. And, they are excit-
ed to become DISA professionals."
The new DISA responsibilities require
personnel to be on standby ready to
respond to circuit trouble on a 24-hour
basis. "We understand the importance of
providing essential services to our new
customers in the Southeast Region," said
IT1(IDW/SW) Robert Temple. "Our sta-
tion's mission just became more robust,
more important and we must be ready to
respond when needed."
For more information on DISA and
NCTS Jacksonville, visit www.disa.mll and
Photo courtesy of NAS lax FFSC
Victim's Rights Week
Staff from NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) attend-
ed the City of Jacksonville's 27th Victims' Rights Week Awards Luncheon "Reshaping the
Future, Honoring the Past" on April 14. NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
(right) and NS Mayport Commanding Officer Capt. Doug Cochrane (left) were special guests
for the event. The Navy has a partnership with the City of Jacksonville and other victim serv-
ing agencies to,ensure rights for victims are met. Although this was a weeklong celebration,
the Navy supports the city throughout the year. If victim services are needed, contact the
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RESCUE: Navy, Coast Guard team
up to aid pleasure craft in distress
From Page 1
He was joined by HSL-60
Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Michael Steffen, who was flying
that day and conducting a train-
ing mission with multiple air
crewmen. Steffen's co-pilot was
Lt. Chris Stuart, a reservist and
Jacksonville resident who had
taken the afternoon off from his
job at Allstate Benefits to conduct
routine reserve flight training.
"I assumed this would just be
another routine training day to
help keep the crew's skills profi-
cient," said Stuart.
"Instead, 45 minutes into our
training, we had to change gears,
going to a real-world rescue sce-
nario. The training we'd received
kicked in and we were able to flu-
idly shift missions in mid-flight
and do what we could to help."
After determining the best
course of action, Simpson's rigid
hull inflatable boat (RHIB) was
launched and sent to the civilian
boat to recover the diver.
"This was the quickest I've
ever seen a RHIB launched," said
Steffen. "That says a lot about
the level of training that has been
going on on board Simpson."
HM1(FMF) Christopher Tilley,
stationed aboard Simpson, was
sent over to assess the diver's
"When I got on board the boat,
he was semi-conscious and had
minor disorientation," said Tilley.
"I'd been briefed that he was
unconscious at 110 feet, and had
been brought back to the surface."
That, along with his condition,
caused Tilley to determine that
the diver was possibly suffering
from decompression sickness, an
extremely painful and potentially
lethal condition caused by gasses
expanding in the blood stream
from surfacing too rapidly. He
would need to be taken to the
nearest decompression chamber
as quickly as possible.
Photo by Ensign Carlos Peralta
(From left) members of VP-30's lifesaving crew: AWV1 Michael
Rumbaugh, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Morrison and AWO1 David Daniel. Not
pictured, Lt. Hamish Kirkland, AWF1 Joshua Ripp.
"I administered oxygen, and
we immediately loaded him onto
our RHIB and headed back to the
ship," said Tilley.
Within five minutes of the
time the RHIB returned, Stuart
was able to land his helicopter on
Simpson's flight deck, so the crew
could load the patient. While this
was going on, another helicop-
ter, this one from HSL-44 arrived
on station and checked in with
"There is a lot that goes on as
part of a rescue like this," said
"When the' HSL-44 helicopter
arrived on scene, we were able to
divide that effort. This allowed
us to focus on treating the patient,
and preparing for transport; while
they concentrated on the commu-
nication and navigation responsi-
The HSL-44 pilots, Lt. Russell
Coble and Lt. j.g. Mark Kummer
determined that Baptist Hospital
in Jacksonville would be the best
treatment option, due to their
available hyperbaric chamber.
They also coordinated
on the Homefront
ground transportation from
NAS Jacksonville to Baptist and
assumed navigation responsibili-
ties to put the rescue helo on the
most direct route to the air sta-
"By taking care of the commu-
nications side, that allowed the
crew from HSL-60 to focus on
taking care of that diver," said
"We planned out the shortest
route and then flew escort for
them, handling the communica-
tion with the tower, and ensuring
the ambulance was on scene for
The patient was transported to
the hospital, where he was treated
and is recovering. The quick and
coordinated efforts by the Navy
assets are being credited with
possibly saving this diver's life.
Morrison expressed his satisfac-
tion with VP-30's performance.
"This was a total team effort.
The aircrew performed well and
the hard work of our maintenance
professionals gave us the ability to
accomplish the mission. I'm glad
we could help," he said.
Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Rear Adm. Ted
Branch (third from left) presents VP-45 Commanding
Officer Cmdr. Michael Doherty (second from left)
with the Battle "E" award as VP-45 Executive Officer
Cmdr. Paul Ditch (left) and AFCM Melvin Butorac
safety earn Battle 'E'
From Page 1
conducted the longest anti-submarine warfare pros-
ecution in the history of 7th Fleet.
Combined with support to European Theater anti-
submarine warfare goals during Operation Redux and
numerous fleet exercises, including USS Enterprise
(CVN 65) Composite Training Unit Exercise and USS
George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Joint Task Force Exercise,
the Pelicans have set a high standard for operational
excellence within the maritime patrol and reconnais-
In addition, VP-45 aircrews were also a crucial part
of ongoing operations closer to home, including a key
role during Operation Unified Response, assisting the
2010 disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Squadron mem-
bers were recently awarded the Armed Forces Service
Medal for their contributions.
All of these operational achievements are high-
lighted by an exemplary safety record, which includes
41 years and 250,000 mishap-free flight hours. The
squadron's excellent safety culture was- also recog-
nized by the Chief of Naval Operations Aviation Safety
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NAS Jax team
From the NAS lax Environmental Department
NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast and Florida Department of Photos courtesy of the NAS lax Environmental Department
Environmental Protection representatives manned "Nasjax" the turtle happily greets visitors near the NAS lax display during The Jacksonville Landing Earth Day
the Navy'Northeast Florida Environmental Compli- Celebration on April 16.
ance Partnering Team exhibit at the City of Jackson-
ville Earth Day Celebration April 16.
Approximately 1,000 people stopped by the display
to learn about the NAS Jax solar-powered car (two
years without an electrical charge), wastewater reuse p iI
project and to gather information on the partnering
team and other Navy environmental initiatives. -tr
"Nasjax," the mascot turtle, made his first appear-
ance, visiting exhibits, shaking hands and taking
pictures with children and their parents. As an "unof-
ficial" Navy environmental envoy, he had a great time
representing NAS Jacksonville's strong commitment Bobby Simmons of the NAS jax Environmental
to environmental stewardship in the community. Department discusses environmental and energy
Local teachers also received educational materi- Peter Gallant of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast's initiatives with a visitor at the NAS Jax display disr-
als on Navy conservation, the NAS lax Interpretive Environmental Division explains-how to use a whale ing the Earth Day Celebration at The Jacksonville
Center, nature trails and outreach programs. wheel to visitors at the NAS lax display. Landing on April 16.
Disposing of e-waste properly reduces energy, limits health risks
By Rana Evans
NAVFAC Southeast, Environmental,
Air and Water Section
Electronic waste, generally called
e-waste is not your deleted emails;
e-waste is all the components and gad-
gets that you plug in that are not appli-
ances or tools that should be remar-
keted or recycled.
E-waste includes items like monitors,
televisions, computer keyboards, print-
ers, fax machines, cell phones, laptops
even speakers and cables. According to
an Internet Environmental Protection
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of- life electronics, between 1980-2007,
the U.S. generated close to 2.25 million
tons of e-waste. Only 414,000 tons (18
percent) of that waste was recycled.
Fast forward to the current year and
consider the number of people replac-
ing TVs, upgrading computer compo-
nents and purchasing cell phones. The
amount of e-waste generated annually
now almost rivals what was generated
during the 17 years of the study.
At EPA's online eCycling webpage,
it is noted that despite the terminol-
ogy e-waste is not actually waste. It is
"whole electronic equipment or parts
that are readily marketable for reuse or
can be recycled for materials recovery."
E-waste disposed improperly can
introduce heavy metals such as lead,
cadmium and mercury into the envi-
ronment. Municipal landfill manage-
ment can control the negative impacts
of these metals. Even so, by keeping
e-waste out of the landfills you mini-
mize the toxins that need to be treat-
ed. Recycling your e-waste, recovers
materials, reduces energy by limited
the extraction of raw resources from the
earth and limits risks to human health
and our surroundings.
Additionally, many recycled electron-
ics are refurbished and provided to sup-
port organizations, schools, and people
that cannot afford these items, resulting
in overall quality of life improvement.
State, local governments, and manu-
facturers are providing more opportu-
nities to recycle or reuse e-waste. You
can verify with a recycler if your e-waste
will be refurbish for reuse, demanu-
factured for parts, or recycled into raw
materials. A designation as a certified
electronics recycler is now available.
This means the recycler has been
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April is Water
Tips to save H20
By Cliff Plante
NAS lax Resource Efficiency Manager
April is Water Conservation Month a time to
"reflect" on what we can do to help promote saving
water at work, as well as at home.
Sometimes people have the misconception that
water is "free." As we all know, that is not true. The
Earth might seem like it has abundant water, but
in fact only one percent of all water on the planet is
available for humans.
Buy fixtures and products that are water efficient
you can use less water to get the same job done
just as well. When you go shopping, look for the
"WaterSense" label to find water efficient products.
There are several things you can do to reduce
water consumption and the associated costs:
Repair leaky faucets promptly. One faucet leak-
ing one drop per second can waste 2,400 gallon
of water a year. That's 13 years worth of drinking
water for one per person.
Repair "silent leaks" in the toilet. If food color-
ing put in the tank ends up in the bowl without
flushing, it leaks. Repairing the leak will save up to
200 gallons of water a day.
The average person uses 80-100 gallons of
water per day in the home. The top three uses for
water in the home are toilets, bathing and washing
Make it a full load. The average washing
machine uses 41 gallons of water per load. If you're
in the market for a new washer, shop for one that
uses less than 28 gallons of water per load. To
achieve greater savings, wash only full loads or
be sure to choose the appropriate load size of the
washing machine. As an added bonus, the High
Efficiency or "HE" labeled washing machines spin
at a much higher RPM then a conventional washer,
removing more water from the clothes and reduc-
ing the drying time required.
Don't use the "rinse hold" on your dishwasher
for just a few soiled dishes. It uses three to seven
gallons of hot water each time you use it.
If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less
than 20 seconds, replace the showerhead with a
more water-efficient model.
Shorten your shower by a minute or two and
you'll save up to 150 gallons per month.
Additional information concerning what you can
do to participate in water conservation is available
Golf tourney slated to benefit NMCRS
By Lt. j.g. Farin Wilson
VP-30 Public Affairs
The 2011 Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society
(NMCRS) Golf Benefit will be hosted by VP-30 May
6 at the Amelia Island Plantation Golf Course. The
20th annual event features an 18-hole scramble that
starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by an awards luncheon at
the Amelia Island Clubhouse. Food and drinks will
be provided. The cost per player is S65 and includes
range balls, cart, greens fees, drinks and lunch.
Founded in 1904, NMCRS is a private, non-prof-
it charitable organization. It is sponsored by the
Department of the Navy and operates nearly 250 offic-
es ashore and afloat at Navy and Marine Corps bases
throughout the world. Every penny donated goes
directly to the Sailors and Marines in need of financial
assistance. In 2010, NMCRS helped 99,854 clients and
provided $49.9 million in assistance.
Last year's NMCRS Golf Benefit was a huge success.
The Jacksonville area NMCRS Golf Benefit Committee
repeated the 2009 effort by raising more than $21,000
through generosity of participants and corporate
sponsors. "It's a fun way to raise money for a great
charitable organization," said last year's Tournament
Director Lt. Greg Jenkins of VP-30.
With more than 500,000 active duty and retired
military personnel in the area, the military represents
a huge portion of the consumer power in Northeast
Florida. Additionally, many businesses welcome the
opportunity to give back to the men and women who
defend our country.
The committee was fortunate to include in its 2010
event these corporate sponsors:
Sea Star Line
VyStar Credit Union
Logistics Services International
The Boeing Company
"The event is really a win-win for everyone because
every dollar from the sponsors down to the raffle tick-
ets purchased goes directly to the Navy-Marine" Corps
Relief Society," said this year's Raffle Coordinator Lt.
Patrick O'Brien of VP-30. "It's great to be able to do
something fun, while at the same time raising money
for such a great organization."
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NMCRS Jacksonville honors volunteers at luncheons
By Kaylee LaRocque i
NAS lax Deputy PAO LAWN~
Volunteers from the NAS
Jax Navy and Marine Corps
Relief Society (NMCRS) were
honored during the NMCRS
Jacksonville Spring Luncheon
and Awards Ceremony
April 18 for their contribu-
tions to the organization.
"Thank you all for coming
today. I especially want to
thank Leslie Maclay for host-
ing our volunteer luncheon this
year. It's an honor to be here
today to celebrate those who
volunteer and do so much for
our military members and their
families," said NAS Jax NMCRS
Director Dave Faraldo.
included: Denise Foster, Joe
Keich and Leslie Maclay for
volunteering 100 hours, David
Blyar and Amanda O'Connell
for 1,000 hours and Joe Pinell
who has volunteered 2,500
hours helping military families
New NMCRS volunteers,
Gi Teevan, Rachel Rumple,
Delores Wise, Audrey Carroll,
Alicia Merlino and Chuck
Tamblyn were also honored.
O'Connell was also awarded
the society's highest volun-
teer award the Meritorious
Service Award. The award
recognizes outstanding ser-
vice and unusual achieve-
ment of significant benefit to
the Society. Nominees exhibit
conspicuous loyalty to the soci-
ety's goals, empathy for clients
and distinct, remarkable doc-
"I love what I do. I love to com-
ing in to the office, working
with the volunteers and doing
casework. I get so much more
in return when I volunteer,"
said O'Connell, humbly.
NAS Jax Commanding
Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
also expressed his gratitude to
the volunteers. "Thanks for all
you do. We all know that some-
NAS Jax Navy and Marine Corps
Relief Society Chairman of
Volunteers Amanda O'Connell
(left) presents Marilyn Nielsen, a
volunteer knitter for the society,
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque with an award for her dedicated
NAS jax Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society volunteers and employees gather with base per- service of making baby blankets
sonnel during the annual Spring Awards Luncheon on April 18 to recognize those volunteers who for military families during a
contribute their time and energy to the society and to helping service members and their families, luncheon April 13.
Im mai 1 a ig W A _
Photo by Linda Brown
NAS Jax Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS)
"Blanket Babes" volunteers gather with society employees during
a luncheon to honor their service to helping military members
and their families during a luncheon April 6. The "Blanket Babes"
spend countless hours knitting and crocheting baby blankets
which are included in baby seabags issued to military family
members who attend the NMCRS Budget for Baby classes.
times circumstances create a
need for our Sailors to ask for
help whether it's financial or
they just need some counsel-
ing, you help them get back on
trackand back to business."
Commander, Navy Region
Southeast Chief of Staff Capt.
Matt Straughan also attend-
ed the luncheon. "Thanks to
everyone who does this work.
We all appreciate the Navy and
Marine Corps Relief Society
for what it does and how they
help our Sailors. I've never
seen an instance when a Sailor
wasn't taken care of by the
society when they had a legiti-
mate need for help. Thank you
so much for all you do," said
Straughan then read a let-
ter from NMCRS President and
CEO Steve Abbott which stated:
Theodore Roosevelt said, "Far
and away the best prize that
life has to offer is the change
to work hard at work worth
Those are appropriate
words to describe the work of
the 3,500 Navy-Marine Corps
Relief Society volunteers who
give selflessly throughout the
year on Navy and Marine Corps
bases around the world. During
the past year, our safety net
touched nearly one in every
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Chief of Staff Capt. Matt
Straughan presents NAS Jax Navy/Marine Corps Relief Society
(NMCRS) Chairman of Volunteers Amanda O'Connell with the
NMCRS Meritorious Service Medal during the luncheon as NAS
jax NMCRS Director Dave Faraldo looks on.
five Sailors and Marines as
we disbursed nearly $50 mil- 100 Hours
lion in interest-free loans and Camille Schnier
grants in response to 100,000 300 Hours
requests for help. The tradi- Martha Bartlett
tion of caring for and serving Priscilla Bellefeullle
others has been passed from Jean Boggs
generation to generation of Elsie Buckley
society volunteers, and vol- Delores Stephens
unteers remain the heart of Gisa Still
our organization. I thank you Ayako White
for your dedication and hard 500 Hours
work, and I am grateful to you Lilo Price
for the lives you touch and the 600 Hours.
spirits you lift every day. It is, Elsie Buckley
indeed, work worth doing. Frances Dalton
Another awards luncheon was Shirley Webster
held April 6 to recognize the Mary Wise
NMCRS "Blanket Babes" a 1,500 Hours
group of volunteers who donate Marie Moore
their time knitting and crochet- 2,000 Hours
ing baby blankets for the baby Jeanne Pflanz
seabags that are distributed 2,500 Hours
to new parents attending the Lizette Kirby
NMCRS Budget for Baby class- 7,000 Hours
es. Teresa Ponz
During the event the follow-
ing volunteers were recognized:
18 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday. April 28. 2011
Hunt named NAS Jax Athlete of the Year
By AT3 Omari janhrette
HMI Kevin Hunt was named NAS
Jacksonville Athlete of the Year April 14
in a ceremony at VP-45.
"Winning this award says a lot about
Petty Officer Hunt. He was nominated
to represent VP-45. His leadership and
athletic accomplishments was recog-
nized among more than 1,200 Sailors
who participated in sporting event at
NAS Jax. When you receive an award
like this it's a reflection of your lead-
ership both on and off the field," said
VP-45 Commanding Officer Cmdr.
The Athlete of the Year award rec-
.ognizes outstanding athletic achieve-
ment by service members at commands
throughout NAS Jax. More than 1,200
men and women participate in base
athletics each year. Hunt proved to be
a top candidate for the nomination for
this award. His active leadership role
in five team sports, along with military
awards and honors, made him a perfect
candidate for the award.
Photo by AT3 Omari anhrette
HM1 Ken Hunt of VP-45 (second from right) happily accepts his Athlete of the
Year trophy and jersey from NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Bob Sanders as NAS
Jax Athletic Director Tim McKinney (left) and NAS Jax Sports Coordinator Bill
Bonser look on.
Hunt was a significant member of the the 2010 intramural football season,
VP-45's intramural football, basketball, Hunt joined the NAS Jax Flag Football
softball and soccer teams. Following team, which combined top players from
the season to play in a tri-base tourna-
"We've always been told to stay fit in
the military, work out and be in shape.
I think we should play more sports and
stay actively involved outside our work
spaces," said Hunt.
Hunt has definitely made a great
impression among his peers. "When
we were on the field during the tour-
nament, Hunt displayed one of most
impressive individual performances in
recent memory. He was everywhere.
Although we didn't win the tourna-
ment, Hunt kept us in the game to com-
pete for the championship," said CS3
Nominations for this award come
from a command fitness representative.
The Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Department athletic director and sports
coordinator evaluate the nominees and
submit their recommendations to the
base commanding officer and executive
The award winner is presented with a
trophy and a jersey.
NAS Jax Sports
Golf League meeting
The league is open to all NAS
Jax active duty, command DoD,
DoD contractors and selective
reservists. The meeting will be
held at 11:30 a.m. at the golf
course. Commands having their
athletic .officer or designated
Representative attend the meeting
will receive five captain's cup
points. All interested personnel
should attend the meeting to
discuss rules and to get the
required paperwork to join the
League meeting May 18
The league is open to all NAS
Jax active duty, command DoD,
DoD contractors and selective
reservists age 30 & up. The
meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.
at the base gym. Commands
having their athletic officer or
designated representative attend
the meeting will receive five
captain's cup points. All interested
personnel should attend the
meeting to discuss rules and to
get the required paperwork to join
League meeting May 18
The league is open to all NAS
Jax active duty, command DoD,
DoD contractors and selective
reservists. The meeting will
be held at noon at the base
gym. Commands having their
athletic officer or designated
representative attend the meeting
will receive five captain's cup
points. All interested personnel
should attend the meeting to
discuss rules and to get the
required paperwork to join the
3-on-3 Sand Volleyball
League meeting May 25
The league is open to all NAS
Jax active duty, command DoD,
DoD contractors and selective
reservists. The meeting will be
held at 11:30 a.m. at the base
gym. Commands having their
athletic officer or designated
representative attend the meeting
will receive five captain's cup
points. The names will he nlnvdr
All Navy Wrestling Mini
Camp June 24-25
All Navy Wrestling Coach Ray
Borja will conduct a mini camp at
NAS Jax Gym June 24 at 6 p.m.
and June 25 at 10 a.m. Open to
all active duty Navy personnel.
Wrestling equipment and attire
are not necessary and weigh-ins
will not be conducted for the mini
camp. Navy personnel must sign
up at base gym.
For more information, call
Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or
Softball As of April 22
Team Wins Losses
SERCC/Air Ops 3 0
CNATTU Red 2 0
CNATTU Blue 2 1
VPU-1 2 1
NCTS 1 1
FRCSE 0 2
Volleyball As of April 22
Team Wins Losses
FRCSE 1 0
MWR 1 0
Naval Hospital 1 0
SERCC 1 0
CNATTU 0 1
NBSE 0 1
NCTS 0 1
Old Buzzards 0 1
Women's Spring Softball
As of April 22
Team Wins Losses
Dirty Divas 2 0
Hot Mommas 1 1
Misfits 0 1
VP-30 0 1
Intramural Soccer As of
HSL-42 AC Milan
VP-10 Red Lancers
FRCSE 500 0 1
HSL-44 Swamp Fox 0 1
Naval Hospital 0 1
VP-45 Pelicans 0 1
Intramural Spring Softball
As of April 22
Team Wins Losses
Mech's 7 0
Air Ops 6 0
FACSFAC 5 0
VP-16 5 1
NRSE RCC 4 1
HSL-42 3 1
Rabid Possums 3 1
VR-58 4 2
Dirty Birdz 3 2
Masterbatters 3 2
VP-45 2 2
Air Frames 2 3
CNRSE 2 3
Dirty 30 1 3
NCTS 2 4
VPU-1 2 4
CBMU202 1 4
FRSCE 900 2 5
Stingers 1 5
HSL-44 0 0
Justice 0 4
NMC 0 5
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Family Matters Blog: Show seeks
military families for home makeover
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Photos by Lt. j.g. Paul Rodgers
Sailors from NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport gather for a group photo dur-
ing a Habitat for Humanity event April 2 in the Old Town neighborhood in
Jacksonville. The Sailors spent the day painting and landscaping several homes in
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SBy Chaplain (Lt.) Paul Rodgers
NAS lax Chapel
More than 50 personnel from NAS
Jacksonville and its tenant commands
volunteered over 350 hours with Habitat
for Humanity Jacksonville April 2 and 9.
They served in the urban core where 26
percent of children live below the pov-
The volunteers added to the hundreds
of others who supported Habitat's A
Brush With Kindness project. The proj-
ect ran six weeks and helped revital-
ize 26 homes in the New Town area of
Jacksonville. A Brush With Kindness
is part of Habitat for Humanity's larger
Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
To compliment the 1,800 homes the
organization has built since 1988, this
initiative supports existing homeown-
ers with exterior minor repair, weather-
ization, and necessary remodeling.
For those two Saturdays in April, NAS
lax volunteers scraped and painted,
sorted garbage from collected piles,
repaired wooden framing, landscaped,
and reclaimed underutilized space. The
homeowners could not stop thanking
the teams as the effect was incredible.
Their homes were radically different
from our arrival and shone bright in
The teams were comprised of all dif-
ABH1 Elmer Mojica of NAS Jax picks
up debris at one of the Habijax sites.
ferent ranks and rates with 10 different
repairs a window
frame as other
Sailors paint a
wall at one of the
teams from both
NAS lax and NS
With such a tre-
out, the groups
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way for a continu-
with Habitat for
are in the works
to have regular
Team Jax and the
to continue serving
our community in
truly life changing
American Forces Press Service
Sailors are passing the word about
an amazing opportunity for deserving
The producers of ABC's "Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition" are seeking
people involved in the military whose
home deserves an extreme makeover.
The producers are looking for people
with "amazing strength of character
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"Whether it's a soldier, a mom, a
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those around them."
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difference in their lives.
Interested military families or people
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names and ages of household members,
a description of the family's challeng-
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deserving of a makeover or is a positive
role model in the community, photos of
the family and their home, and contact
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early, the release said. Only up to 25
families are selected each season.
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Challenge 4 Life:
By Chaplain (Lt.) Justin Top j V l
Naval Hospital lax I \ I \ I i I
In April, the spiritual portion
of the Challenge 4 Life program
focuses on drawing strength,
direction and motivation form
a higher power. A subject like
that usually doesn't generate
a lot of excitement. It is not
that finding a "higher power"
isn't important. On the con-
trary, it is central to spiritual-
ity, which is a very important
dimension of health and hap-
piness. But when most people
see an article about finding a
higher power they assume that
the information doesn't apply
to them, either because they
already believe in some sort
of "god," or because they don't
believe in religion and, there-
fore, are not interested.
If you are in either of those
categories (or any other catego-
ry for that matter) please keep
reading. This article is just
for you. I have no intention of
pushing my own beliefs on you,
but I do want you to take the
time to think about what you
believe and how you can use
that belief to give you motiva-
tion and purpose in life.
More and more, research
is demonstrating the impor-
tance of spirituality in promot-
ing physical health, emotion
and mental resilience, and
strong loving relationships.
For example, those who attend
addiction support groups such
as Alcoholics Anonymous
quickly learn that the first
three of the 12 steps really
involve reaching out to a higher
power to access help to change.
This method is still the most
effective treatment for recov-
However, because spiritual-
ity is such a
personal subject, it is dif-
ficult to teach in a way that
doesn't offend somebody. For
example, the belief in a god is
a central feature of spiritual-
Chaplain Lt. Justin Top
ity for some, while for others it
may actually be something that
fosters feelings of resentment.
Even among those who believe
in God there are sharply con-
trasting views of what god is.
Thus many simply avoid the
debate. I want to encourage
you to take up the debate, not
necessarily with others, but
within yourself for the sake
of improving your spiritual
For those who don't believe
in a "Higher Power" already
Just because you aren't reli-
gious, or don't believe in god
as defined by religion doesn't
mean you don't believe in a
higher power. You most like-
ly do, but just haven't thought
about it much or labeled it as
such. Stop and think about life
for a minute. As crazy as the
world is, it is actually a pretty
good place considering what
it could be like. Sure it can be
chaotic and "dog eat dog," and
yes terrible things happen.
If you stop and think about
it, though, there seems to be
something driving mankind
to not only survive, but to love
each other and improve their
circumstances. What is it that
makes the world a good place?
What pushes us toward sur-
vival, love and happiness? The
religions of the world may have
answers to those questions that
you don't agree with (or at least
that you are not sure about),
but ask yourselves what you
believe. My suggestion is that
the answer to that question will
lead you to your higher power,
and once you connect with that
power you will begin to redis-
cover spirituality. Here are a
couple of answers that I have
heard that I think are quite
Knowledge/ Truth To
some, science or the pursuit of
truth can be seen as a "higher
power" or purpose. To these
individuals, that truth provides
meaning and direction.
Creation Whatever power
created the universe pushes
us toward life and growth and
away from chaos. In an indi-
vidual's life it becomes an ideal
of creating positive things-love,
success, courage, etc. It push-
es one to build up and avoid
Love Many will argue that
love is the power that makes
the world go around. Though
it's opposite, selfishness, con-
stantly influences us, love has
the power to transform us and
make us better. In applica-
tion, those who believe in this
power look at life as an oppor-
tunity to make themselves and
others better through love. It
becomes their guiding princi-
Higher Self While many
religions define spirituality as a
connection to something spiri-
outside of.themselves (like
God, Holy Spirit, or mental
states of release like nirvana),
this view suggests that spiri-
tuality is the connection with
one's own inner spirit-their
higher self. Thus when mak-
ing important decisions, one
tries to listen to his or her heart
and seeks to reach their true
For those who already
believe in "God" or a higher
The far majority of people in
the U.S. (and on earth) believe
in some sort of god. In my
experience, however, a huge
chunk of that group doesn't
really know that much about
what they believe about God.
Many are satisfied to just say
they believe it, and perhaps
that they attend some sort of
religious service occasion-
ally. But believing something
doesn't necessarily mean
that you are really using it to
improve your life the way you
could, especially if it is a vague
and rarely used belief. What
you believe about God makes
a big difference on how you
live your life. It can complete-
ly alter the way you deal with
challenges, and how you seek
to be a "good" person. If you
want to be a more spiritually
grounded person, one of the
most important ways you can
do that is by developing your-
understanding of and your
relationship with your higher
power. There are numerous
ways to do that. Prayer, scrip-
ture study, meditation, and
religious worship all increase
that connection. In addition,
you can seek answers to some
very important questions, such
"What is my relationship
with my god supposed to be
like?" "How can I improve that
relationship?" "When I face
challenges and pain in my life,
what role does my god play
in helping me?" "What does
god expect from me?" "What
things damage my relationship
The key is to not let yourself
get complacent. Continue to
do the things that you know
will help you access spiritu-
al strength from your higher
power. Put in the effort and.
you will reap the rewards.
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Get Moving, Stay Motivated
Begin small and you will see amazing changes.
Make those goals small and achievable in order
to promote your success.
Week 4 Goal: Know the Facts:
Add Strength Trainina.
Know the facts, increasing your strength means
better bones and more efficient weight loss.
Safely add weights to your routine ask a Fitness
Specialist at the Fitness Source about how to
get started with weights or join their Learn
to Lift Program.
Was to Run Tuesdays & Thursdays,
1630 at NAS JAX track
Express appreciation and
One of the most important ways we show
love is to say it. But expressing love goes
beyond saying love you." Explore ways to expand your
Week 4 Goal; Express attraction and pride in
Comments like, Wow, you look amazing!" c ean meaa lot.
Look for opportunities to flirt with and to brag about your
Healthy Romantic Relationships Class: Wednesdays, 1200
at Hospital Chapel
approach to wellness
for your total
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Defeat negative thoughts.
What you think influences how you e Negative thoughts
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our mood, behavior and relationships. Leam how to
replace unhealthy Ihougts with positie ones.
Week 4: Take a Dositive approach.
Try to see the positive side of everycircumstance. The.
saying, "When tifehands you lemons; make lemonade." is
an excellent reminder to be aware of your thoughts and to
use them to make the best of each situationn.
Coantve Behavior Theran Grous:
Thursays. 1300 at Mental Health
Lo o Theray Group: Wednesdays.
S 1430 at Mental Health
SFind your "Higher Power."
SWhether you believe n'God as defined by
Sa reMligi or nott is nportant to recognize a
i powergreater than yourself and to develop the
ability to cove guidance and empowerment through
Week 4 Goal: Make your higher power a
central part of your life.
Use your higher power to find meaning, and direction. Also
use It to enhance your connection to family, and community
Seek to find passion in meaningful things and to bifld true
sense of self- worth
Relioaous Services and Classes- Contact local Chaplain
To get Involved, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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FACSFACJAX/U.S. Forest Service team up to manage Pinecastle Range Complex
By OS1 (SW) Debra Taylor
FACSFAC lax PAO
On April 14, Fleet Area Control and
Surveillance Facility Jacksonville
(FACSFACJAX) Commanding Officer
Cmdr. Todd Abrahamson and Executive
Officer Cmdr. Shawn Petre, boarded
a U.S. Forest Service helicopter for a
guided tour of the Pinecastle Range
Complex, which also falls under the
cognizance of Abrahamson.
The Pinecastle Range Complex is a
5,760-acre area located in the Ocala
National Forest. It serves as the Navy's
only live impact range on the East Coast
and is a critical training tool for naval
The complex consists of the
Pinecastle Impact Range, Rodman
Ordnance Range, and Lake George
Range. The assistant director of the
facility, Don Heaton, served as guide for
The Pinecastle Range Complex is
located in the middle of the 383,000-
Sacre Ocala National Forest, which
I*s owned by the U.S. Department of
Agriculture (USDA), and managed by
the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).
The USFS, under the authority of the
Organic Administration Act of 1897,
grants the Department of the Navy
permission to utilize some 5,825 acres
within the Ocala National Forest for
training purposes through a special use
permit (SUP) and has been doing so
The SUP requires that the Navy pro-
tect the land and property from damage
as well as restore or rehabilitate any
national forest lands damaged from use
under its provisions.
The Navy is also responsible for the
prevention and control of soil erosion,
related to Navy activities in the area
and cooperatively works with the USDA
Forest Service on approving and imple-
menting a management plan inside the
designated impact range to improve
habitat conditions for existing threat-
ened and endangered species.
FACSFACJAX assumes the respon-
sibility of carrying out the provisions
of the SUP between the USFS and
the Navy and takes pride in being
good stewards of ownership of Ocala
"Having a great rapport with the U.S.
Forestry Service is paramount for seam-
N .. .. .." : .. .
Photo courtesy of FACSFACIAX
Members from Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Jax (FACSFACJAX)
and the U.S. Forest Service took a tour of the Pinecastle Range Complex (PRC)
April 14. From left, PRC Assistant Director Don Heaton, Arthur Shults of PRC,
FACSFACJAX Executive Officer Cmdr. Shawn Petre, Nicola Newland of Helo Air,
FACSFACJAX Cmdr. Todd Abrahamson, John Vinson of the U.S. Forest Service
and AA Joshua Shults of the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.
less user training at the Navy's only
live impact range on the East Coast. I
am both fortunate and thankful that
we work together so well with the U.S.
Forestry Service and look to continue
this high level of excellence in meet- HUGE SELECTION OF FU
ing our mission requirements together," E SELEC
said Abrahamson. JEWELRY, TIRES ANI
The USFS remains responsible for fire
management activities at the Pinecastle
Range Complex with complete coopera- HD &
tion and assistance from the Navy whenASM
necessary. T VS
FACSFACJAX provides the USFS a
schedule of planned training events
and the USFS informs FACSFACJAX
when dangerous forest fire conditions
Careful coordination is conducted HUGE Iii
between the two agencies to analyze SEhECTION I--.
the type of planned bombing opera- OF JEWELRY
tions against fire conditions and pro- AND
vide recommendations to mitigate the FURNITURE
risk of an off-range wildfire.
"The relationship between the Navy '
and the USFS at the Pinecastle range is
outstanding and interagency coopera-
tion is key to sustaining operations at
the Pinecastle Range. Navy and USFS YOUR INCREDIBLE CRE[
fund jointly the use of a firefighting
helicopter that is located within ade-
quate response time of the Pinecastle
range if high explosive bombs start a
fire," explained Heaton.
"The aircrew from the carrier strike
during the COMPTUEX only lost one
day of events due to a brush fire and
was able to resume training later in the
evening due to outstanding coordina-
tion from the USFS to plan fire suppres-
sion activities around the COMPTUEX
This is an outstanding example of
how the USFS and the Navy take pride
and ownership of the portion of the
Ocala National Forest to sustain train-
ing operations and ensure natural
resources are protected," said Heaton.
Persons interested in receiving
advance notice of scheduled training
at the Pinecastle Range Complex are
invited to contact the NAS Jacksonville
Public Affairs Officer via email at
NASJAXPAO@navy.mil and request
their names and email address be
added to the Pinecastle distribution list.
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bicycling & walking the trails are
welcome. All brick home on 1 acre.
4/3 split flrpln w/upstairs Bonus
room. Debbie Williams @ Charnelle
Whittemore Realty (904) 838-0370.
7 Orange Park
/ Clay County
Gated River Hills Reserve
Fleming Island Plantation
5 BR 3 BA, 3307sf, 3 Car Gar.
VA FINANCING $329,000
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The best bargain
Real Estate for sale-1 2/3 Acre off
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info: 352-473-8916 or email:
I Orange Park
/ Clay County
4BR/BA All Brick Beauty in
Silver Creek Subdivision.
Almost 2600 SF of Incredible
Living Space. Community Pool,
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Call Pamela Welch
Island Realty, Inc.
BRING HORSES AND COWS
3307 Hamp Hick Rd. off of CR 121.
Have to move due to Illness In fam-
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fenced. Large barn w/ electric,
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nlce3br/2ba doublewide MH, util-
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Will Del. Free
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Only $334 month
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3bdrm, 2bath Will Move for free
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Wedstsidte I person to shore home,
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1900soft Apartment 2br/2b
All utilities including, cable and
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WESTSIDE- OFF 103rd
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Model, rng, Ref, DW, MW, W/D. No
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ARGYLE 3/2, Living Room, Dining
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$1095 Refs. required 778-2897
Intracoastal West 3br/2ba
Den, ch&a, huge porch,
2 car gar, no pets $1025mo.
904-646-4757 or 904-745-6355
NAS Jax. Close to 17 & 295. L
townhome approx 1720 SF. 3/2.5,
one car gar. + extra parking.
$950/mo. Call 904.757.3876
ON DR'S LAKE 4/3 home
pool, sauna, dock with
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ORANGE, PARK Entertainers
dream, 2000sf, 4/2, on large lot, w/
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Fenced yard, carport, EXTRA
clean, pets ok, $940 month +
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office in Jacksonville, FL. The NAVFAC SE organization designs, builds and modernizes facili-
ties for Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and other Federal Clients in the Southeastern portion of the
United States and Cuba. The Mechanical Engineer positions involve the design of HVAC, plumbing
and other mechanical systems associated with new facility design, technical reviews of construc-
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60" Big screen TV w/great pic-
ture but no sound. $75.
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Hlglh-end Antique & classic turn.,
Baby-grand, Jewelry, orlentalia,
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833 E. Shipwatch Dr. N. off Atlantic
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'4W Furniture /
BED. Iron frame, tubular
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Great Distinction brown all leather
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for $2000. Will sell for $1,000.
Excellent condition. 573-9344 or
Love Seat- Beautiful Falrfield Traditional
Love Seat with decorative throw
pillows. Needle point floral design
on front in coral and beige. Excel-
lent condition. Ideal for profes-
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Solid wood Adirondack
Rocker, like new $50 obo.
4 Ivy League medium oak bed-
room set, full sz, dresser, mir-
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exc. cond $800.
Green Couch $250; love seat
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Early Birds Line Up At Opies Wings.
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S(4) 17" Tires w/chrome rims.
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Large Stainless Steel Round Bird ACA MALE 9 WEEKS msroof,
Cage -In ood condition. 52O.o00. WORMED AND SHOTS AT,"
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Kara Glide Anger $400 firm. od=
,I'2 Linyslae Atl Bch 249-9122
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OLW 190CM SKIS, New s
Solomon B.namrng holes, ZPR Aviation o0 cc
and lock 0 t 5 Noraica Lwo
boots szl2 $15. 912-729-2090 Boats 912-6
RADIO, AM/FM, orig, equip. Sailboats
from 2007 Ford Ranger incl Boat Dockage & Rentals con
L.3,.5"x8" speakers Works great. MarN EpLment oNL
$70. 268-2482 Marine Equipment ran
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beige w/cover $15 Block $25 '"98
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met $15. 904384-7 7 Trucks/Trailers/SUVs sunri
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style tbi w/4paded chrs, cafe IN
style sm tbi 2 pad chrs, $2000 or Less ERNIE
29-s2-6_3 Commercial Vehicles WOULDJ
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A-I-W, fox modem crds, USB
keyboard, 30SW, PS, UPS Case
Sporting Goods SELLING YOUR BOAT ? .
EZ-GO Golf Cart '04-Elect,
champagne, white, Freedom
SE, new cond. weather enclo-
sure, lights, horn $3700.
BIGGEST GUN SHOW
April, 30th & May 1st
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FREE PARKING INFO 407-275-7233
4 MIna Koa oet control Troll-
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approx. 16hrs. $300obo. Gary
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... T d 200.
Adopt a Pet
pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
V Adopt A Pet/
Lost & Found
DOG Large mix-breed male dog.
Friendly / healthy $75. 904-514-4416
Cairn Terrier Pups AKC 352-591-2271
Free Ball Python, Ire, handled
since birth. Lrg enclosure,
Stand, lamps, access., heater.
k Exc. pet reptile. Don
Lab AKC Puppies, Black & Yellow,
Born 2/2/11, Call 879-4625
Consignment Boat Sales
APower Boat Jackstands (4)
26-46". Adi. Poppett stands up
lO ft boat. Steel. Don
1 41634. $11B.
S22''o Tahoe OQ I ski boat,
| ppx. 341 hours on 5.0L inboard
.jV Mercruleer. All Coast Gourd
required safety equipment
Included, spare tire for dual axle
trailer with electronic brake assist
plus many more extras. Asking
$28,066. Call 912-673-6647
RV% & Supplies
'07 A Liner Caobn A. 1200 lbs, 15 it,
sleeps 3, likejnw smoke free Super
clean, $5,495.00. Cqal 518-42B-3844
SReese 5th Wheel Adapter
15,000 $300. Reese tow bar
Assy w/he'd $150. Leer L/B
Tonneau cover Dodge $250, Goose-
neck $150. 904-264-o610 -
SOUTHWIND STORM 199S, 3Soft.
Class A, like new .10,00Oml, queen
bed floor plan, self contained, com-
pletely reworked, now tires, roof
A/C, & refrlg $25,000. 904-768-3195
/ Mini Bikes
4 '05 Buell XB9R Mint i200 miles
garaged, never seen rain,
$6500. Trickle charger. Save
Gas. 246-6289 Fireboat
'06 BAJA Dirt Bike 200cc, -
| like new, low hrs, $900.
SHarley Davidson 1987 fxrs
1340cc 33Kmlles, new tires,
battery. Lots of extras. Gar.
kept. $5800obo. 904-821-1550
2003 Suzuki SV1000s Sportbike,
/ low mix's, lots of extras,
t ls$3500obo. Call 904-882-1202
4 '05 2
SChevelle- 2 door. toCrdtoo
coar S4K. c904-993--06
4enda Accord V6 coupe
g::? candy, inside & out.
Sgas mleage. S40000o00
Toyota Camro 120,640 Orie
exc :' r 3 '.. de. S,-
Snew tires, cold A/C, 4cy,
Lincoln Towncar while
cond ,lust over '00.-n
her's window needs motor,
deal $1000. 904-82-566
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od inter. S1 7K
Ford Focus SE- like new
liltlon. black exterior
.Y s,s00 miles S speed
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I, 35mog. S3500, 536-5386
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railiers / SUVs
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ning boards, $10,100.
US RX300 2002
90 Exc. cand.
ISuzu Rodeo Sport 130kml,
cond., PW, PDL, A/C,
0, new tires $49950ba.
eep Cherokee 6cyl, 4x4,
kit, runs good, needs int.
body decent. $1400bo.
OD RANGER XLT Ext.
'94, AT, ST/PB Trans.
ml, exc. working truck.
WD Chevy Trailblazer LT
: Lded w/CC, pwr every-
, fact. DVD sys. OnStar,
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sat. radio, 7 pass. seating,
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9650 Aant Blvd. 725-0
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1325 CassaAve. 899-1900
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1090 Aenc Blvd. 642-0200
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1310 Cassat Ave 3894561
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NEW 2011 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN
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NEW 2010 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT N IEW 2010 DODGE JOURNEY SXT
# 117851 MSRP: $25,765... ........................................... NOW : $18, 432 $29,840 ....................... ....................... .......... NOW : $22,495
NEW 2010 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
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NEW 2010 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
#AW 17848 MSRP: $9 8U ,
SNEW 2010 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T
7 #AH279097" P '-'i F O::' 5 ,,..., ............ ......................NOW : $28,986
NEW 2010 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T
#AH314003 MSRP: $35,260 .. ., ..... ...... ......... .. ......
.......... ... NOW: $28,986
NEW 2010 CHRYSLER 300TOURING
#A H 147393 ;. :5 ....................................................N................................. O W : $ 2 3 ,9 4 7
NEW 2010 RAM 2500 CREW CAB SLT
#AG159527 MSRP: $47,640 ... ........... ............................................. N OW : $36 ,986
Monday Friday 9am 7pm
Saturday 9am 6pm
800-849-3462 OR 904-264-2442
On US HWY 17 between Orange Park and Green
Cove Springs. Convenient from the North or South.
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