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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2011
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AWF1 Gordon Richards proudly waves the American flag as his "Red Lancers" P-3C Orion arrives home at NAS Jacksonville on Dec. 2 after a six-month deployment
to Bahrain, Qatar and Djibouti, Africa.
VP-10 home from deployment
Photo by Clark Pierce
As the first Red Lancers disembark their air-
lift, cheers rise from the crowd as the antici-
pated hugs and kisses get closer.
By Lt. j.g. Gregory Ewing
VP 10 PAO
The VP-10 "Red Lancers" returned to NAS Jacksonville
after a six-month deployment to Bahrain, Qatar, and
Djibouti, Africa to be reunited with friends and family.
This reunion comes after completing over six months of
hard work that was required to overcome a diverse group
of challenges associated with being deployed in an aus-
tere environment with often limited resources. The end
result was being able to provide unprecedented support
to Navy Joint and Coalition forces in support of Operation
New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom, and 5th Fleet
operations, exercises and activities.
"I couldn't be more proud of the squadron. They pre-
pared themselves for every challenge, arrived in theater
focused on the tasks at hand and worked together to
overcome every obstacle and produce unmatched com-
bat support to the theater commanders. We certainly
could not have done this alone. We were fortunate to
have the tremendous support of our deployed and parent
Wing staffs providing us needed resources and of course
we were blessed by fantastic support at home from our
friends, families and support groups each and every step
of the way," said VP-10 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andy
Miller, after his arrival in Jacksonville, marking the end of
the Red Lancers deployment.
While being forward deployed to the harsh desert envi-
ronment, the Red Lancers proved they could answer their
country's call and flew an astounding 6,320 flight hours
during more than 900 sorties with a mission completion
rate of 99 percent.
In support of the U.S. 5th Fleet, the Red Lancers helped
to fight the ever-growing problem of piracy and prevent
the smuggling of weapons in the Arabian Sea, Strait of
Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, North Arabian Sea, and the Gulf
of Aden. Of note, VP-10 aircrews, in close coordination
with coalition forces, were responsible for the recovery of
a French hostage and the capture of six pirates after the
pirates ambushed a French yacht. The pirates' skiff was
sunk as a result of the action.
During operations conducted over land in Iraq in sup-
port of Operation New Dawn, VP-10 flight crews provided
surveillance and reconnaissance in support of American
and Allied forces operating on the ground and directly
supported the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraqi soil.
While operating out of Djibouti, Africa, the Red Lancers
conducted sensitive intelligence, surveillance, and recon-
naissance operations throughout the 5th Fleet area of
All of these mission hours could not have been flown
without the support of an outstanding and extremely
capable maintenance team providing around-the-clock
maintenance to Red Lancer aircraft. Throughout the
See VP-10, Page 9
VP-45 'Pelicans' home for the holidays
By Lt. j.g. John Allen
VP-45 Public Affairs Officer
The last of the VP-45
home to NAS Jacksonville
Dec. 8. The squadron
began its deployment
to Djibouti, Africa, NAS
Sigonella, Italy and El
Salvador in May, after
an impeccable turnover
with their sister squad-
ron, the "Mad Foxes" of
"The VP-45 team has
worked extremely hard
for the past six months
and we are all extreme-
ly happy to be home for
the holidays, take some
much needed rest and
then get right back into
our next training cycle,"
said VP-45 Commanding
Officer Cmdr. Paul Ditch.
"Our squadron was
spread all over the world
in 10 different times
zones. The missions
were long but our Sailors
took the challenge head
on whether it was main-
tenance or being on the
missions every day,
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AWV2 Dustin McMinn of VP-45 gets a big smooch from his 3-year-old daughter,
Morgan as his wife, Melissa looks on during his homecoming on Dec. 8.
they came back ready
for more. I'm so proud of
"The teamwork and
camaraderie of our
Sailors was an impressive
thing to see. The profes-
sionalism of the men and
women of Jacksonville's
Maritime Patrol and
(MPRF) was evident at
every deployment site
and on every mission,"
added VP-45 Executive
Officer Cmdr. Mike Vitali,
at the Dec. 3 homecoming
in NAS Jax Hangar 113.
"The support we received
from our families and sis-
ter squadrons made the
past six months go by
During the six-month
members participated in
a wide variety of missions
to include counter-drug
in support of Operation
Unified Protector, and
in the Horn of Africa. In
supporting these opera-
tions, the Pelicans flew
568 sorties and logged
5,435 mishap-free flight
In addition to their
regular missions, the
Pelicans had the opportu-
nity to participate in mul-
tiple exercises from vari-
See VP-45, Page 10
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AWOAN Jason Foor of PV-45 gets some big hugs
from his wife, Stephanie and three boys, Tristan, 9,
Aiden, 5, and Rylan, 6 months, after arriving home
from deployment on Dec. 8.
No Jax Air News until Jan. 5
Jax Air News will not be published for the next
two weeks due to the upcoming holidays. We will
continue to accept articles and ads for the first
issue of the new year (Jan. 5.)
The deadline for this paper is Dec. 30. For more
information, call 542-3531.
The staff of Jax Air News wishes all its readers and
advertisers a Merry Christmas and Happy New
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Team Earns Four Stars From CNIC
HSM-70 "Spartans" Back From Bush
Pages 4 & 5
Flag Day At School
Community Outreach By RCC Sailors
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2JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 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 "Centennial of Naval
Aviation" Air Show Nov. 5-6.
To honor 100 years of mission-ready men and women, and recognize unique aviation-related achievements through
event-driven celebrations. Learn more at www.public.navy.mil/airfor/centennial.
Photo by MC3 James Turner
A landing signal petty officer directs an MV-22B Osprey assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor
Squadron (VMM) 263 to land aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD
5) on Aug. 22. The Osprey is transferring an AV-8B Harrier engine, the first time this type of lift
has been conducted at sea by an MV-22B. The Bataan Amphibious Ready Group performed mari-
time security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, including the Arabian Gulf.
U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. Anthony Falvo
A Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey prepares to land aboard the
amphibious assault ship USS Nassau (LHA 4) on Feb. 20, 2008.
The Nassau Strike Group was enroute to the Navy's 5th and
6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of maritime security
operations. The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft com-
bines the functionality of a helicopter with the long-range, high-
speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.
Training dogs and children
By Sarah Smiley
It has become abundantly clear to me in the last
month that before having children I should have
attended a dog obedience class. It's also become clear,
thanks to our adolescent dog, Sparky, what I should
expect from my soon-to-be adolescent son, Ford.
Now, I'm not saying my children are like dogs and
vice versa. I cannot, after all, put my children in crates.
And despite Sparky's "kisses" and nudges with a wet
nose, his "hugs" do not compare to those from Ford,
Owen and Lindell.
But there are eerie similarities. So many, in fact,
that I've begun to wonder why the hospital didn't send
me home with Dogs for Dummies instead of a copy of
Take the Click-N-Treat dog training method as an
example. Without being a Dog Whisperer, I know
Sparky's internal dialogue "squirrel, squirrel, small
boy with sticky hands, squirrel, squirrel, FREEZE-
DRIED LIVER!" and that using food lures for dog
training makes sense.
Sparky will do just about anything spin in circles,
bow his head, get in his crate for the chance to eat a
morsel of liver. And once Sparky has been rewarded for
an action, he is bound to do it again ... and again, and
So it's important that Sparky knows exactly which
behavior earned him the treat: "Was it because I
opened my mouth and panted? Or because I covered
my nose with my paw? Surely it's not because I covered
my nose with my paw. Why would she want me to do
that? I think I'll pant again."
On a recent walk, when the treat bag accidentally fell
From The Homefront
and spilled on the pavement, you could almost see the
thought process on Sparky's face: "Now what did I do
to make THAT happen?"
The clicker, a handheld button that makes a popping
sound when pressed and is irresistible to children,
narrows the behavior down by a matter of seconds.
If Sparky was licking his paw in an upstroke when he
heard the click, he will lick his paw in an upstroke
Imagine life with toddlers if you had a clicker! How
many times did I tell baby Owen to stop throwing his
graham crackers on the floor, only to turn around and
find him throwing his milk on the floor, too ... and
smiling? Eventually Owen associated my frustration
and stomping foot with good, funny things: Spill the
milk and Mommy makes all kinds of silly faces. I think
he enjoyed watching me clean up, too. With a clicker, I
could have rewarded Owen every time the food went
in his mouth, not on the floor.
Which leads to another bastion of dog training: con-
sistency. For Sparky, math is simple: paws plus couch
always equals banishment to the crate. So Sparky
doesn't get on the couch anymore. I wish I'd had
the same will power with my children, who quickly
learned that Mom lets them eat in the living room so
long as they "picnic on the floor," but Dad never lets
food out of the kitchen, so when in doubt, pull a kitch-
en chair in between the two rooms and eat there.
Of course, a child is not a dog. There are in fact
many differences, including primate feelings like guilt.
When my children cried in their crib because they
didn't want to be alone or go to sleep, it never was an
option to leave the house until they were quiet. It never
was an option to leave the house without them, period.
Sparky knows that whining won't get him out of the
crate because it's never not once worked when I'm
not physically present to hear the crying. And I make
sure I'm not present to hear the crying. When I return
to let loose a calm, happy Sparky, who is now able to
console himself and deal with loneliness, we are both
better for it. Which is another good parenting lesson,
In Sparky's first few days at home, he followed me
everywhere I went. He was like an infant who thinks
his mother hung the stars. He looked at me with great,
big, adoring puppy-dog eyes. All was right with our
Then Sparky turned 6-months old. This, in dog
years, is equivalent to adolescence. My lovable pup
was then found sneaking away with the head of a
Darth Vader action figure or my favorite red shoes.
He didn't come back when I whistled for him. And,
indeed, sometimes he looked over his shoulder and
said, "Yeah, right." No, really. That's what he said.
I've taken these slights personally. I've reexamined
my worth as a dog owner when Sparky runs away with
the plastic water bottle, and, in turn, I've overempha-
sized the moments when Sparky returns to adore me.
Increasingly, however, as my oldest son approaches
his human teenage years, I'm beginning to think nei-
ther Sparky's aloofness nor his closeness bear much
of an immediate reflection on me. I can't take it per-
sonally. I can only stay consistent, keep clicking and
be there when Sparky runs back panting. And that's a
valuable lesson as a parent. Minus the clicker. And the
I'm considering filing for bankruptcy but I'm scared
it isn't the right decision for me. What are some myths
about filing for bankruptcy?
MoneyChic says: This is a great question because
filing for bankruptcy is not always the right idea.
According to bank rate.com there are typically mul-
tiple myths that concern people when filing for bank-
The first one is that everyone will know that I have
filed for bankruptcy. Although bankruptcy is a public
legal proceeding there are so many people filing that
very few are actually publicized. Although some com-
munities will print it in their local papers. For obvious
reason your creditors will also be notified of your fil-
Second is that all your debts are wiped out in a
Chapter 7 bankruptcy but this is not true. Certain
debts cannot be erased such as alimony and child
support, student loans, restitution for a criminal act
and debts incurred as a result of fraud.
Third is that the person filing will lose everything
Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
Capt. Robert Sanders
Public Affairs Officer
Miriam S. Gallet
they have. Although bankruptcy laws vary from state
to state, every state has exemptions that protect cer-
tain types of assets, such as your house, your car
(within a certain value), household goods and cloth-
ing, as well as any qualified retirement plans.
Fourth issue is that most people believe they will
never be able to get credit again. In fact this is quite
opposite as the credit card offers will start rolling in
before you know it. Although be cautious because
these lenders tend to charge very high interest rates.
The fifth myth is that if you are married you both
will have to file. It is not uncommon that one spouse to
carry most of the debt in their name only. But, if there
is debt in both names that want to erase then they
should both file.
Sixth myth is that most people believe it is hard to
file for bankruptcy but it really is not. In fact it is not
even necessary to hire an attorney as you can handle
the paperwork without one. However, an attorney is
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The seventh myth is that only certain type of people
file for bankruptcy but typically it is done after a major
life event such as divorce, loss of a job, or an illness.
Eighth is the myth that if I file for bankruptcy my
credit rating will improve because all of my debts are
gone. Unfortunately this is the worst "negative" you
could have on your credit report. Unlike other nega-
tives that can stay on your credit report for seven years
bankruptcy will be there for 10 years.
Ninth common myth is that you can only file for
bankruptcy once but the truth is you can file for
Chapter 7 once every 8 years. With Chapter 13 reorga-
nization you can file more often then that.
Last myth is that it is okay to max out all of your
credit cards and then file for bankruptcy and never
pay for the things you bought. Unfortunately this is a
really bad idea and it is referred to as fraud. The bank-
ruptcy judges really do not appreciate that. I hope this
article taught you a little bit more about the myths of
bankruptcy and can help you make a good decision.
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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Members of the NAS Jax Morale, Welfare and Recreation Team gather with Commander, Navy Region Southeast Chief of Staff Capt. Steven Blaisdell, left, and NAS
Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, right, after receiving the Commander, Navy Installations Command Four-Star Accreditation Award during the extended
department head meeting on Dec. 7.
NAS Jacksonville MWR team earns CNIC four-star accreditation
to actual spending and that all business activities
are in the black, not in red flag status. When you
look at the individual programs that we have, we
The NAS Jacksonville Morale, Welfare and
Recreation (MWR) Department team has earned four-
star accreditation by Commander, Navy Installations
Command (CNIC) for outstanding performance in
financial and personnel management, customer ser-
vice and compliance of Department of Defense (DoD)
MWR physical fitness center and liberty standards.
This is the first year for the CNIC MWR Accredi-
tation Program and is based on a self-evaluation of
base MWR facilities. After completing and submitting
the accreditation package, a validation team provides
an onsite in-depth look into the program validating
that the program meets the level of expectations in
each of the five key areas.
Installations are awarded three, four or five stars
valid for a two-year period. During this inaugural
year, four-star was the highest level achieved with 11
MWR programs worldwide earning this rating.
"This award addresses the overall performance
of the program. The Navy is standardizing MWR
programs and they are looking at how the Navy's
program matches up with DoD standards concern-
ing fitness, liberty, outdoor recreation and auto
skills," said NAS Jax MWR Director John Bushick.
"They also look at how the MWR fund is perform-
ing financially, the percentages from our plan
The intersection of Birmingham Avenue and Mustin Road
will be closed for construction from Dec. 19 to May 4, 2012
during non-peak hours from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Motorists should use alternate routes during these hours.
have met the standards and performed very well."
"The accreditation process also looks at the the satis-
See MWR, Page 12
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4JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
By Lt. j.g. Shannon Miller
The HSM-70 "Spartans" returned
home Dec. 8 from their inaugural
deployment with the George H. W. Bush
Carrier Strike Group. Nine Spartan air-
craft flew from USS George H. W. Bush
(CVN 77), guided-missile cruiser USS
Gettysburg (CG 64), and guided-missile
destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) and
proceeded to their home hangar at NAS
Also completing their first combat
cruise, USS Bush and USS Truxtun,
stationed in Norfolk, Va., pulled into
NS Mayport to off-load the remain-
ing squadron personnel before board-
ing friends and family to embark on
a two-day Tiger Cruise to Norfolk.
Furthermore, the squadron reunited
with their independently deployed
members, who were on board the guid-
ed-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea
(CG 58) that returned four weeks earlier.
The Spartans returned from their
seven-month deployment with great
success and accomplishment. During
their time at sea, the Spartans flew
more than 5,000 hours in 3,600 sor-
ties supporting Carrier Strike Group
Two (CSG2), which was participating in
operations Enduring Freedom and New
HSM-70 Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Amy Bauernschmidt commented, "The
Spartans fulfilled our warfighting pur-
pose. We worked hard and brought
great honor to HSM-70, the Navy and
Detachment Three, on board USS
Philippine Sea, departed one month
prior to the rest of Carrier Strike Group
Two and sailed to the Baltic Sea to dem-
onstrate the new MH-60R's capabilities
to the Norwegian Navy. They participat-
ed in multiple exercises with the Greek,
Italian, Spanish and Egyptian navies.
The end of their deployment was spent
conducting anti-piracy operations off
the coast of Somalia.
In May, USS Gettysburg and USS
Truxtun accompanied USS Bush in
Exercise Saxon Warrior, comprised of
naval forces from the United Kingdom,
France, Germany, Sweden, Canada and
Spain. After several 5th Fleet port visits,
the carrier element and Detachment
One continued onto the Gulf of Oman
and Arabian Gulf. While there, they
flew missions to provide surface sur-
veillance and anti-submarine warfare
and further advanced the squadron's
readiness with the accomplishment of
50 pilot and 90 enlisted warfare quali-
Detachment Two, embarked on board
USS Truxtun, flew to support anti-pira-
cy efforts in the Gulf of Aden, conducted
direct support of multiple CSG2 assets
and was unexpectedly called on to
MEDEVAC a merchant mariner, trans-
porting him 400NM and saving his life.
Along with HSM-70's diligent work
and significant achievements in ensur-
ing the combat success of CSG2, per-
sonnel were able to experience a variety
of new cultures during port calls. In
Portsmouth, England, Spartans toured
Stonehenge and HMS Victory, a flagship
in the Battle of Trafalgar.
The Vatican and Pompeii were popu-
lar visits when USS Bush pulled into
Naples, Italy. In all, HSM-70 person-
AWR2 Sean Maramba of HSM-70 dangles beneath an MH-60R helo during a successful rescue of a suspected heart attack
victim on board Motor Vessel Kai. Other crewmembers in the helo were Lt. Steve Hacker, Lt. Bob Bennett and AWR2 KC
HSM-70 "Spartan" aircrew arrive home to their awaiting families and friends Dec.
8 after a seven-month deployment.
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Photo by MCSN Deven King
BM3 Miguel Bravo (left) and BM3 Jeff Rashley signal to an MH-60R Sea Hawk
helicopter from HSM-70 as it lifts off from the guided-missile destroyer USS
Mitscher (DDG 57). Mitscher was conducting a composite training unit exercise
as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in February.
nel visited 19 ports, including Georgia, Many excited family members and
Turkey, Egypt, Seychelles, France and friends came to HSM-70's hangar at
Spain. NAS Jacksonville and to the pier at NS
Photo by MC3 Betsy Knapper
AD3 Russell Oxby (left) and AD2
Othello Adou, both assigned to HSM-
70, lower an engine from an MH-60R
Sea Hawk helicopter onto the deck of
the hangar bay during maintenance on
board the guided-missile cruiser USS
Gettysburg (CG 64) Oct. 18. HSM-70
and Gettysburg were deployed to the
U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility
conducting maritime security opera-
tions and support missions as part of
Operations Enduring Freedom and
AE2 Johnathon Watkins of HSM-70 per-
forms rotor head maintenance in the
hangar bay of USS George H.W. Bush.
Mayport to welcome home these dedi-
cated Sailors. Notably, 10 Sailors met
their new babies, who were born during
the deployment, for the first time.
"We are delighted to be home,
and greatly appreciate the sup-
port and warm welcome of the fam-
ily and friends waiting back here for our
return," remarked Bauernschmidt.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011 5
Photo by MC3 Betsy Knapper
AD2 Othello Adou, of HSM-70, removes a digital elec-
tronic control unit from the engine of an MH-60R Sea
Hawk helicopter during maintenance aboard the guided-
missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64).
Photo by MC2 Tony Curtis
An MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSM-70 approaches the guided-missile destroyer USS
Mitscher (DDG 57) during a vertical replenishment Nov. 29 with the Military Sealift Command dry
cargo and ammunition ship USNS Sacagawea (T-AKE 2) and the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Leroy
Grumman (T-AO 195). Mitscher is deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group in
support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet
area of responsibility.
Photo by MC2 Tony Curtis
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter assigned to HSM-70 departs the guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) Nov. 29. Truxtun was deployed as part of the
George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility.
Photos courtesy of HSM-70
(From left) AM3 Dustin Funk, AN Alicia Varona, CMDCM Alfonso Rivera, ATC
James Ewing, A03 Sydni Burnett, AA Steven Raile, AN Michael Gepner, AT3
Justin Hughes and AEAN Michael Champeau of HSM-70 gather before conducting
flight operations on board USS George H.W. Bush.
AM2 Steven Thomas and AMAN Eric Condor of HSM-70 inspect an MH-60R seat
while deployed on board USS George H.W. Bush.
6JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
NH Jacksonville hosts
Deployment Mental Health
Symposium at UNF
By Jeanne Casey
NH lax Acting DPAO
Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NH Jacksonville)
held its Third Annual Deployment Mental Health
Symposium at University of North Florida, which co-
hosted the event, on Dec. 8 and 9. The symposium
brought together 125 clinicians from all aspects of the
care continuum-military, Veterans Affairs and civil-
ian-to improve mental health care for military veter-
ans returning from combat zones.
"The benefit of this conference is the cross-cul-
tural discussion between the civilian and military
worlds," said event speaker James Munroe, a clinical
psychologist and assistant professor of psychiatry at
Boston University School of Medicine. He is himself a
Vietnam-era veteran who directed a PTSD clinic and
other programs within the Veterans Affairs health
system for 35 years. "We really need to understand
each other and translate our skills, behaviors and
beliefs in order to support the treatment process."
This collaborative learning event included: first-hand
accounts from veterans of their battle zone experi-
ences and their response to treatment for issues such
as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression,
anxiety and brain injury; demonstrations of innova-
tive approaches such as creative arts and horse-assist-
ed therapy; and participation by local and national
One theme of the conference was that it's normal
for veterans to find that the skills that are necessary
to survival "over there" can make life unmanageable
back here at home. These skills can include emotional
numbing, distrust and the need to be on alert at all
times. As Lt. Chet Frith, a combat zone veteran and
manager of NH Jacksonville's Safe Harbor program
remarks, "Turning off the survival instinct and letting
the guard down becomes extremely difficult, if not
impossible. Certain sights, smells and sounds...trig-
ger the combat survival response."
This annual symposium helps build a broad-spec-
trum safety net of psychological care for active duty
military, reservists and veterans returning from com-
bat. And it's important that providers who haven't
themselves been in the fight can support patients who
NH Jacksonville Deployment Health Center
Manager and Clinical Psychologist Tracy
Hejmanowski organized the event and observed
that it positively impacts both the providers (mili-
tary, VA and civilian) and their patients-the vet-
erans. Hejmanowski, whose husband is an Iraq
veteran and decorates her office with maps of Iraq
and Afghanistan, shared "...how inspiring it is to be
Photo by Jeanne Casey
James Munroe, assistant professor of psychiatry
at Boston University School of Medicine address-
es a crowd of about 125 psychologists, physi-
cians, social workers and others from the military,
Veterans Affairs and private sector at Naval Hospital
Jacksonville's third annual Deployment Mental
Health Symposium at the University of North Florida
Dec. 8. The event brought together speakers from
across the nation, Northeast Florida mental health
providers and veterans to improve care for those
returning from combat zones.
around so many people who want to help veterans."
Ursula Stein, a licensed clinical social worker with
the VA, has been coming to the symposium each year
for the value it brings to her as a professional who
sees veterans. Stein said, "If there's one conference to
attend, this is the one."
NH Jacksonville's Deployment Health Center serves
all military branches across Florida and Georgia
before, during and after deployment with individual,
couples and group treatment. It plans to launch an
intensive day treatment program in 2012, bringing
together numerous treatment approaches such as
creative arts, horse-assisted therapy, physical and rec-
reational activities, desensitizing activities, cognitive
retraining and group processing.
Military personnel and veterans can get help with
post-deployment changes from Military OneSource at
800-342-9647, its website at www.militaryonesource.
mil, the Veterans Crisis Line at 800-273-8255 or by
texting 838255. Active duty, active reserve, National
Guard and family members can also contact NH
Jacksonville's Deployment Health Center at 542-3500,
ext. 8115 or mental health at 542-3473.
Photo by HM1 Scott Morgan
Three Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville nurses,
Lt. Cmdr. Paul Cooper, Lt. Jennifer Brooks and Lt.
Louis Grass graduate from the Uniformed Services
University of the Health Sciences nurse anesthesia
program at NH Jacksonville on Dec. 2. Upon pass-
ing a national certification exam, they all become
certified registered nurse anesthetists who will
provide anesthesiology care for surgical and labor
Recent courts-martial decisions
The following cases were recently heard at
courts-martial in Navy Region Southeast:
At a Special Court-Martial convened on board
NAVSTA Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
pled guilty to stealing property from the NEX,
stealing gift cards from the NEX, and impeding an
investigation. The Military Judge sentenced the
PO3 to four months confinement, forfeiture of two-
thirds pay per month for four months, reduction in
rate to pay grade E-l, and a Bad Conduct Discharge.
At a Special Court-Martial convened on board
NAVSTA Mayport, a Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
pled guilty to attempting to steal $1,218, stealing
$400 in cash and $42 in gasoline, and wrongfully
opening someone else's mail. The Military Judge
sentenced the PO3 to 75 days confinement, reduc-
tion in rank to E-l, and a Bad Conduct Discharge. A
pre-trial agreement limits confinement to 60 days.
At a Special Court-Martial convened on board
NAS Pensacola, an Airman Apprentice (AA) pled
guilty to three specifications of failing to go to his
appointed place of duty, five specifications of vio-
lating lawful orders, wrongfully using of marijuana,
assault consummated by a battery and being drunk
and disorderly. The Court-Martial sentenced the
AA to 97 days confinement, reduction in rank to
E-l, forfeiture of two-thirds pay per month for three
months, and a reprimand.
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housing residents to apply for academic scholarships
By Balfour Beatty Communities
Recognizing the importance of education and its continuing rising costs, Balfour Beatty
Communities Foundation is once again offering scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year
to high school and undergraduate students of military members residing in family housing.
"We encourage our family housing residents with high school and undergraduate students to
apply for Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarships," said Chris Williams,
president of BBC Foundation, "it's a difficult economy out there and every bit helps."
Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional
submissions. The application details and requirements can be found at
www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. The application deadline is April 15,2012.
The Foundation notes that the requirements for scholarships has changed slightly from years
past with new essay questions and the reduction of the number of recommendations students
Balfour Beatty Communities, responsible for the privatized family housing at
formed Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to honoring
military personnel active, disabled and fallen and their families in 2009.
One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to promote the pursuit of education and a
commitment to community leadership through educational scholarships to the children of active
duty military members that reside in family housing.
According to Williams, "Balfour Beatty Communities is committed to providing a quality living
environment that supports the diverse interests and needs of our military families. Through
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, we say thank you for the work that military members
do and the sacrifices their families make."
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for the holidays
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deployment, the maintenance team completed four
integrated maintenance concept inspections, 13
engine changes, 15 propeller changes, and delivered
aircraft ready to fly every day. Through superior plan- Photo by Clark Pierce
ning and mission-focused maintenance, the squad- VP-10 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Miller
ron was able to complete its four-phased mainte- greets his wife, Shannon, as he hugs his son, Wade, Photo b Kaylee LaRocque
nance actions in only 40 percent of the normal time. andLt. Michael Inde of VP-10 holds his newborn daugh-
This expeditious action ter, Ava for the first time as his wife, Katie, looks on.
returned more than 28
days of mission aircraft
availability to combatant
"Maintenance in that
environment is no easy
task, but we were able to
overcome all that diver-
sity to provide the squad-
ron with the mission- /
capable birds required to
fly the almost countless
hours we flew," said AE2
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque Gary Jackson, a VP-1
Lt. j.g. Daniel Russell of maintainer.to by Clark Pierce
Photo by Clark Pierce
VP-10 greets his wife, NotAD1onathan Lee was greeted by his wife, Kristen,
Courtney and 4-month- Lancers provide con- ADi Jonathan Lee was greeted by his wife, Kristen, Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
old son, Forester, during tenuous war fighting who introduced him to their 7-week-old son, Jackson. The Richards family excitedly waits for AWF1 Gordon
the homecoming celebra- support, but Richards of VP-10 to return home after a six-month
tion on Dec. 2. Forester they further deployment.
was born while his dad developed the
was deployed and it was Navy's next
the first time he had held generation
him. of leaders by
having 78 Sailors qualify as enlisted avia-
tion warfare specialists and another 30
advancing in pay grade.
During the deployment, squadron
personnel were supported by countless
numbers of friends and family back in the
The return from deployment brings
Photo courtesy of VP to
about many firsts for Sailors who have AD2 Tommy Pena-Valdez performs maintenance in
been away from friends and family for over the wheel well of one of VP-10's aircraft on the flight
six months. VP-10 personnel look forward line in Bahrain during the squadron's recent deploy-
to 12 months of experiencing new firsts ment.
with their friends and family
during their upcoming inter- A oseph Tipa and
deployment readiness cycle. AOAN Ubel cock a
The Red Lancers return rack inside the bomb
home knowing that what bay of a P-3 on the Photo courtesy of VP 10
they achieved will benefit the flight line in Bahrain. Lt. Mark Gander and AWF3 Joshua Westbrock patrol the skies
goals of the United States and over Southwest Asia from a P-3C flight station during VP-10's
its partner nations. ;,, ......., ,f..... recent deployment.
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10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
VP-45: 'Pelicans' happy to be home in time for the holidays
From Page 1
ous locations in support of the-
ater security cooperation and
engagement. In June, VP-45
crews flew anti-submarine
warfare missions in support
of Exercise Sea Breeze Odessa,
Ukraine and Exercise Breeze
from Burgas, Bulgaria.
In August, aircrews partici-
pated in air shows in Moscow,
Russia and Malta. VP-45's par-
ticipation in the Russian air
show made naval aviation his-
tory as this was the first ever
presence of the "mighty P-3
Orion" within Russian borders.
Crews and support person-
nel also participated in sev-
eral joint exercises including
Joint Warrior 11-2 in Scotland,
Teamwork South in Chile,
Grampus in France and
Portugal, and Northern Coasts
These exercises gave the
Pelicans opportunities to work
with foreign militaries and
demonstrate the immense
capabilities of the U.S. mari-
time patrol and reconnaissance
When they were not busy
supporting missions, the
Pelicans also had the opportu-
nity to hike volcanoes, experi-
ence new cultures, taste new
foods, and even snorkel with
Several members also con-
tributed off-duty hours in sup-
port of Captain's Cup sporting
events and volunteering at local
orphanages and community
Every member of VP-45 has
been anxious to get home to
their loved ones and enjoy the
holiday season before begin-
ning preparations for their next
deployment. This year's home-
coming marks the end of a very
triumphant deployment for the
Vitali concluded, "We can
certainly attest, it would not
have been possible without the
Photo by Clark Pierce
A Lockheed P-3C Orion assigned to the VP-45 "Pelicans" arrives
at NAS Jax Hangar 113 on Dec. 3 from Comalapa Air Base, El
Salvador. Dozens of family members and friends were on hand
to greet the aircrew.
tUoto uy nayIleet Ladtocque
VP-45 "Pelicans" Command
Master Chief (CMDCM) Jeff
Alcott happily greets his wife,
Vivian after arriving home
from the squadron's routine
outstanding support and sacri-
fices made by our friends, fam-
ilies, Commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Wing 11, our
augmenting sister squadrons
to include VP-16, VP-5, VP-26,
VP-8, VP-62 and the rest of the
NAS Jacksonville MPRF com-
Photo by Clark Pierce
VP-45 Executive Officer Cmdr.
Mike Vitali celebrates Dec. 3
with his wife, Tracy, daughters
Gabrielle and Isabella, and
son, Michael. "It's homecom-
ings like this that really make
you appreciate how much
the Navy helps protect our
nation and our freedoms. We
couldn't complete our mis-
sion without the strong family
support that we receive from
our 'Pelicans' homefront," said
Photo by Clark Pierce
"Where's daddy?" "Where's the plane?" were common refrains
from youngsters impatiently waiting for their dad or mom to
arrive at the VP-45 "Pelicans" homecoming.
Photo by Clark Pierce
Lt. Cmdr. Teddy Kribs of VP-5 "Mad Foxes," his wife, Sarah, and
son, Colten, were on hand Dec. 3 at NAS Jax Hangar 113 to
greet friends who returned home with the VP-45 "Pelicans."
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FRCSE leads transition to next-gen
nondestructive inspection tools
By Marsha Childs
Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast Public Affairs
Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE) hosted
a two-day training seminar
Nov. 15-16 for Nondestructive
Inspection (NDI) trainers on
the next generation of inspec-
tion tools to enhance capability
to the fleet.
FRCSE Materials Engin-
eering Division personnel are
leading the Naval Air Systems
Command (NAVAIR) effort to
identify, test, train and transi-
tion from film-based to digi-
tal radiography with enhanced
"Our site was chosen for our
leading edge expertise in this
particular inspection meth-
od, and because we have the
equipment available as a result
of our proactive pursuit of this
technology years ago," said
David Stricklin, the Materials
Engineering Division director.
"We are on our second gen-
eration of computerized radi-
ography (CR) equipment."
Materials Engineer Ian
Hawkins and Materials
Warren Hansen hosted visi-
tors for the two-day event from
several Fleet Readiness Centers
and representatives from Naval
Air Warfare Center Lakehurst,
N.J., Commander Naval Air
Forces and other Engineering
NDI Program management
personnel from across the
Hawkins said using X-ray
film leaves a "costly environ-
mental footprint." The use of
digital imaging reduces the
footprint by eliminating the
chemical processing of film.
Technicians can reuse the
digital imaging plates mul-
tiple times. CR reduces space
requirements needed for imag-
es stored on film.
This is particularly impor-
tant aboard ship where space is
at a premium. Another advan-
tage of digital imagery is the
Photos by Victor Pitts
Materials Engineer lan Hawkins (center) points to a digital image
of a corrosion crack on an F/A-18 Hornet aircraft wing spar in
the Materials Engineering laboratory at Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast on Nov. 16. The Navy is converting from film-based to
computer-based imagery to reduce the environmental footprint
and improve service to the fleet.
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Materials Engineering
Technician Warren Hansen (center) kneels to take measurements
as he discusses computerized radiography equipment settings to
detect stress corrosion cracks on an F/A-18 Hornet wing spar at
the facility Nov. 15-16. The FRCSE team hosted Nondestructive
Inspection personnel from around the Fleet during a two-day
Nondestructive inspection personnel from across the Fleet visit
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Nov. 15-16 for a train-the-
trainer seminar on computerized radiography. The group is
developing policies and training elements to transition the Navy
from film-based to digital imaging to detect cracks on aircraft
components. The digital technology will lessen the Navy's envi-
ronment footprint by eliminating the chemical processing of
During a Nondestructive Inspection tools training session at
Fleet Readiness Center (FRC) Southeast Nov. 16, NDI Training
Leader Anthony Sermarini from FRC East, Cherry Point, N.C.,
inserts a reusable phosphor imaging plate exposed to X-rays in a
special laser scanner, which produces a digital image ready for
immediate viewing on a computer. The image may be enhanced
using image-processing software to adjust functions, such as
contract and brightness.
rapid transmission of images to "It is easier to share informa-
other locations for viewing by tion," said Hawkins. "The fleet
NDI inspectors, takes images and spikes them
to us for easier interpretation. It
goes both ways."
FRCSE NDI Program
Manager Paul Kenny said dig-
ital imagery converts energy
absorbed on the plate to grey-
scale value (pixel intensity) on
the screen. An imagine scan-
ner converts the image to a dig-
"This is a familiarization
training event," said Kenny.
"There is an initial steep learn-
ing curve. The enhanced digi-
tal image has extreme utility
in the right hands. The tech-
nicians who use conventional
radiography must develop a
new instinct for the new set-
Kenny said digital imagery
provides portability and flex-
ibility for improved mission
The FRCSE team is lead-
ing the Department of Navy's
efforts to transition from film-
based to computer-based
imaging. The team will rollout
the CR program when it final-
izes training elements in early
Fight to Save Lives.
A CEO participant provided as a public service
Photo by Marsha Childs
Navy Band provides
some holiday cheer
Members of the Navy Band Southeast brass sec-
tion perform for artisans on the P-3 Orion maritime
patrol aircraft production line at Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast (FRCSE) on Dec. 8. The musicians
play Christmas carols in front of "Kermit the Frog,"
one of two WP-3D aircraft operated by the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to
locate and monitor hurricanes. FRCSE artisans main-
tain and repair these vital NOAA assets.
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9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
9:45 a.m. Protestant Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Catholic CCD
11 a.m. Protestant Worship
Daily Catholic Mass
11:35 a.m. (except Friday)
Weekly Bible Study
6 p.m. in the Barracks
Officer Christian Fellowship
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Call to volunteer as a lay communion assistant, acolyte
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12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
MWR: Accreditation for four-star program, facilities
From Page 3
faction of our employees have met the
standards and performed very well."
"The accreditation process also looks
at the satisfaction of our employees and
if we have individual development plans
to help our employees grow. The accred-
itation team met with our managers and
employees to ensure the culture was
down to the deckplate to learn the pro-
cess of each facility," Bushick continued.
"Our MWR team does a great job here
- we are a very lean and mean machine.
The team was concerned we were a bit
too lean, but when they went to the facil-
ities, our managers and employees were
energized and committed to their pro-
grams. They all have great attitudes," he
Another key element of the evalua-
tion was customer satisfaction. "We have
a very loyal customer base. But with
that comes the accountability to make
sure we are on the mark each and every
day. We do this through STAR service
training which is reaching beyond the
expectation of what the customer experi-
ences when they use our facilities," said
"All of our employees attend this train-
ing. Our job is to ensure everyone has a
smile on their face when they leave our
facilities. I tell our folks when you think
you gave enough, give more."
Bushick is quick to give credit for this
award to not only his dedicated MWR
employees, but to the entire NAS Jax
"We can't survive without partner-
ships. If the Public Works folks didn't
care about the condition of the facili-
ties, or the command personnel didn't
use our services and complete customer
satisfaction surveys, we would not be
Photo by Clark Pierce
NAS Jax MWR Mulberry Cove Marina Manager Phil Collins (aboard the inclusive Photo by Kayee LaRocque
fishing boat) saw the need for a rental pontoon boat redesigned to accommodate AMAN Bryce Braswell of VP-5 aims
disabled fishermen. He worked with professional welder J.T. Grail to install a for his shot during a game of pool at
wheelchair ramp, shorten railings, remove the captain's chair, place wheelchair the NAS Jax Liberty Center on Dec. 8.
tie-downs and modify personal floatation devices. The Liberty Center features a variety
of recreational games, computers, trips
able to function. We exist to make things single Sailors especially the trips they and events for single Sailors aboard the
affordable for Sailors and when you don't offer for those Sailors who don't have station
have enough money and resources to get vehicles. And, they have great deals on
things done, you have to rely on others. tickets to local events. I really appreciate
Everyone adds a little to the pot to make
things successful," he said.
At NAS Jax, the MWR Department
is comprised of 26 core facilities and
approximately 65 smaller components.
Patrons, tax dollars and proceeds from
the Navy Exchange fund these facilities
and the programs they offer to military
members and their families.
"MWR represents the Sailors and we
are spending Sailors' money. They pay
us to use the facilities and we are tasked
to manage that money. We manage labor
- 50 cents of every dollar goes into labor
and the other half goes into programs to
benefit the Sailors," said Bushick.
"The programs here are great for
what they oiler us," said AMAN Bryce
Braswell ofVP-5 and a frequent patron of
the NAS Jax Liberty Center.
In the future, NAS Jax MWR has sever-
al projects in the works to upgrade their
facilities including a new $6.4 million,
25,000-sq.-ft. All Hands Club which will
be completed next summer.
Other projects include replacing the
marina slips with a floating pier system
to help alleviate damage during storm
surges, upgrades to the fitness center
and gymnasium, installing an arti-
ficial turf at Sea King Park, installing
full hook-ups to expand the RV park and
build additional guest cottages near the
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AS1(AW/SW) James Forbes of the
Center for Naval Aviation Technical
Training Unit Jax (front) and AT3
Adrian Castillo of HSL-48 enjoy playing
video games during their lunch hour at
the NAS Jax Liberty Center on Dec. 8.
MC2(AW) Gary Granger Jr., of Navy Public Affairs
Support Element East Detachment Southeast is pre-
sented the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement
Award by NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey
Maclay at a ceremony Dec. 7. Assisting Maclay in
the presentation was Navy Region Southeast Acting
Public Affairs Officer Bill Dougherty. Granger was
presented the award for his outstanding support in
promoting NAS Jax initiatives and programs through
video and photographic services.
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
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Historic Navy aircraft back on display
By Clark Pierce
A move crew from NAS Jax
Air Operations Transient Line
Division worked with Airfield
Facilities Manager Doug
Chaney Dec. 3 to return three
historic Navy aircraft from NAS
lax Hangar 114 to their display
pads at the station's Heritage
Park on Yorktown Avenue.
The Navy aircraft were
moved to the flight line in late
October for display during the
NAS Jax "Centennial of Naval
Aviation" Air Show Nov. 6 & 7.
"The A-4 Skyhawk, A-7
Corsair and F-14 Tomcat are
aviation icons that brought
back some great memories
among active duty and retired
aircrew and maintainers,"
said Chaney, a retired aviation
boatswain's mate. He noted
that in his naval career he had
hooked up each of the three
aircraft types to catapults
aboard aircraft carriers.
"Each plane played a signifi-
cant role in naval aviation and
the defense of freedom," said
The aircraft were hooked up
to tow tractors and moved at
walking speed, with spotters
at each nose and wing tip. The
drivers were directed as nec-
essary to avoid contact with
traffic lights and signs along
the roadways. NAS Jax Security
Department provided traf-
fic control along the route to
Photos by Clark Pierce
The formerly supersonic F-14 Tomcat strike fighter slowly approaches its static display pad at NAS Jax Heritage Park.
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Move crew spotters check for low-hanging tree branches and
traffic signals on Dec. 3 at Yorktown Avenue near NAS Jax
Building One as a an A-4 Skyhawk followed by an A-7E Corsair
II and a Grumman F-14 Tomcat return from the flight line to
NAS Jax Heritage Park where they are on static display.
On Yorktown Avenue, the Ling-Temco-Vought A-7E Corsair II
passes by NAS Jax Hangar 511 on its return from the flight line
to NAS Jax Heritage Park.
The VP-8 Officers Spouses Club purchased numerous
non-perishable items to assemble holiday baskets for
local military families in need. They were distributed
through the Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society.
(From left, back row) Cindy Barrington, Amber
Pickering, Jennifer Hartline, Ann Sandretto, Amy
Purcell, Thea Pitzen and Jennifer Hendricks. (From
left, front row)Susan LeVoy, Laura Tucker and Kim
Seligman. (Not pictured) Shelly Marston.
Photo courtesy of Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society
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Navy and USDA secretaries announce
largest government biofuel purchase
Fom Ser ehfoarv nft fhp
Navy Public Affairs
Secretary of the Navy Ray
Mabus and U.S. Department
of Agriculture Secretary Tom
Vilsack announced Dec. 5
that the Defense Logistics
Agency (DLA) signed a con-
tract to purchase 450,000
gallons of advanced "drop-
in" biofuel, the single largest
purchase of biofuel in gov-
While the Navy fleet alone
uses more than 1.26 billion
gallons of fuel each year, this
biofuel purchase is signifi-
cant because it accelerates
the development and dem-
onstration of a homegrown
fuel source that can reduce
America's, and the military's,
dependence on foreign oil.
The Defense Department
will purchase biofuel made
from a blend of non-food
waste (used cooking oil) from
Dynamic Fuels, LLC, a joint-
venture of Tyson Foods, Inc.,
and Syntroleum Corporation,
and algae, produced by
The fuel will be used in the
U.S. Navy's demonstration
of a Green Strike Group in
summer 2012 during the Rim
of the Pacific Exercise, the
world's largest international
As part of his energy secu-
rity goals, outlined in March
2011 in the "Blueprint for a
Secure Energy Future,"
President Obama direct-
ed the departments of
Agriculture, Energy and Navy
to work together to advance
a domestic industry capable
of producing drop-in biofu-
el substitutes for diesel and
jet fuel. Responding to that
challenge, in August 2011,
the secretaries announced
an intention to invest up
Photo by MC2 Kevin O'Brien
Navy pilots Cmdr. Beau Duarte and Lt. Cmdr. Tom Weaver
sit in the cockpit of their F/A-18 "Green Hornet" in April
of 2010, following a supersonic flight test, powered by a
50/50 blend of JP-5 and biofuel. The test, conducted at
NAS Patuxent River, Md., drew hundreds of onlookers that
included Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who has made
research, development and increased use of alternative fuels
a priority for the Department of the Navy.
to $510 million during the
next three years in partner-
ship with the private sector
to produce advanced drop-
in biofuel to power military
and commercial transporta-
tion. While that investment
awaits Congressional action,
today's announcement uses
the existing authority lever-
aging Defense Department
procurement to support this
energy security goal.
"The Navy has always led
the nation in transform-
ing the way we use energy,
not because it is popular,
but because it makes us bet-
ter warfighters," said Mabus.
"This unprecedented fuel
purchase demonstrates the
commitment to seeking ener-
gy security and energy inde-
pendence by diversifying our
"In March, the President
challenged me, Secretary
Mabus, and Secretary Steven
Chu to work with the private
sector to cultivate a compet-
itively-priced and domesti-
cally produced drop-in bio-
fuel industry that can power
not just fighter jets, but also
trucks and commercial air-
liners," said Vilsack, "Today's
announcement continues our
efforts to meet that challenge.
This is not work we can afford
to put off for another day."
The biofuel will be mixed
with aviation gas or marine
diesel fuel for use in the
Green Strike Group demon-
stration. It is a drop-in fuel,
which means that no modi-
fications to the engines are
required to burn the fuel. Its
cultivation did not interfere
with food supply and burning
the fuel does not increase the
net carbon footprint.
In preparation for this
demonstration, the Navy
completed testing of all air-
craft, including F/A-18 and
all six blue Angels and the
V-22 Osprey, and has success-
fully tested the RCB-X (riv-
erine command boat), train-
ing patrol craft, self-defense
test ship, and conducted
full-scale gas turbine engine
testing. DLA will pay half
the price for the Green Strike
Group biofuel than it paid for
biofuel for testing in 2009.
Increased demand will likely
continue this trend toward
more cost-effective biofuel.
Renewable jet fuel pro-
duced by Dynamic Fuels
has already been used by
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines,
Finnair, Thomson Airways
and Alaska Airlines.
"This contract demon-
strates that we're building
momentum for the contin-
ued commercialization of
advanced renewable fuels
production in the U.S.," said
Andy Rojeski, a manage-
ment committee member
for Dynamic Fuels, a joint
venture between Tyson
Foods, Inc. and Syntroleum
Corporation. "We believe the
federal government's com-
mitment to procure more
energy from renewable
sources will help make our
high performance, environ-
mentally friendly fuel more
cost competitive, potentially
creating more jobs in the bio-
"This contract is a major
step forward for America's
energy security and the
advanced biofuel industry
in our country. Solazyme
has delivered more than
360,000 liters of 100 percent
algal derived renewable die-
sel to the U.S. Navy for their
fuel certification program
to date. The United States
leads the world in advanced
biofuel technology, and the
departments of Agriculture,
Energy and the Navy have
been instrumental in coming
together to spur commercial-
ization and grow our lead,"
said Jonathan Wolfson, CEO,
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16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 15, 2011
MC2 Charles White (uniform) of Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component
at the 2011 NAS Jacksonville Air Show on Nov. 4.
Photo by MC2 Pedro Rogriguez
Command (NAVREG SE RCC) gathers with the Bayview Elementary School safety patrol
NAS lax command adopts school, makes good on promise
By MC2 Charles White
Navy Region Southeast Reserve
Component Command Public
Navy Region Southeast
Command (NAVREG SE
RCC), stationed aboard
NAS Jacksonville, adopt-
ed nearby Bayview
Elementary School in a
recent ceremony held at
the school's flagpole.
The ceremony began
with a formal flag pre-
sentation by attending
Sailors to two members of
the school's safety patrol.
The flag, which
was flown by NAS
over the school two days
earlier, was then hoisted
up the school's flag pole
by the student represen-
"The flag raising was
an exciting beginning
of a wonderful rela-
tionship," said Second
Grade Teacher Michelle
"The adoption is an
idea for our school. The
faculty is excitingly try-
ing to come up with ways
that 'our Sailors', as we
are affectionately call-
ing them, can help us to
make our school the fin-
est in Jacksonville."
The ceremony was
overseen by Commander,
NAVREG SE RCC Capt.
Gregory Smith and
Kerwyn Neal, both of
whom signed certificates
of partnership before
delivering remarks to
the students, faculty, and
Sailors in attendance.
ourselves to volunteer-
ing to the school our time
and our talent wherever
we can in order to make
a difference with the
youth," said Smith.
Since the adoption
tion between the school
and its adoptive com-
mand has been fre-
quent. Of note, on Nov.
4 the school's safety
patrol was hosted at NAS
Jacksonville for the 2011
NAS lax Air Show and on
Nov. 29, several Sailors
visited the school for a
career day in which they
went from classroom to
questions about the Navy
and their careers as well
as sharing personal expe-
riences or "sea stories."
Speaking of the career
Santa to visit Navy
Jax Yacht Club
Santa will be at Navy
lax Yacht Club on Dec. 17
from 2-4 p.m.
Stop by and get your
children's pictures taken
with Santa and enjoy hot
chocolate and cookies
provided by members of
Navy Jlax Yacht Club.
Capt. Gregory Smith, command-
er Navy Region Southeast Reserve
Component Command (NAVREG SE
RCC), signs a certificate of partnership
with Principal Kerwyn Neal of Bay-
view Elementary School on Oct. 7
during a school adoption ceremony.
NAVREG SE RCC adopted the school
as part of its community outreach
day, PS1 Renalde Vitug
said, "It was a good expe-
rience because it wasn't
a one way conversa-
tion. You'd be surprised
by the sophistication of
the questions asked by
the kids and their under-
standing or their desire to
understand the Navy."
NAV REG SE RCC's
Navy Region Southeast Reserve Compo-
nent Command (NAVREG SE RCC)
Command Master Chief Scott
Woods shakes the hand of a Bayview
Elementary School youth at the ceremo-
ny marking NAVREG SE RCC's adoption
of the School on Oct. 7. The adoption
was part of the NAVREG SE RCC com-
munity outreach program.
Bayview is being con-
ducted in accor-
dance with the Navy
Program. The program
was established in Nov.
1992 to support national
youth education goals;
act as tutors and men-
tors to American youth
in order to develop them
Photos by MC2 Charles White
LS2 Robert Bello (left) and YN2 Michael Corrales
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Command (NAVREG SE RCC) await the commence-
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adoption of Bayview Elementary School Oct. 7. The
adoption is part of the NAVREG SE RCC community
to their fullest potential
in the areas of educa-
tion and civic responsi-
bility while engendering
healthy, safe and fit life-
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ues to plan events around
those principals and its
Sailors look forward to a
long a fruitful relation-
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Navy accepting applications
for next NASA astronaut class
By Lt. j.g. Caroline Hutcheson
Navy Public Affairs Support Element East L
The Navy recently announced
that it is accepting applications for
the National Aeronautic and Space
Administration (NASA) Astronaut
Candidate class of 2013 at Johnson
Space Center in Houston.
The Navy NASA Astronaut Candidate
selection board No. 295 is scheduled
to convene May 1, 2012. Applications
and endorsements are due to Navy
Personnel Command no later than
March 15, 2012.
"We're looking for people who can
perform," said Capt. Lee Morin, M.D.,
Ph.D., a naval astronaut and former
flight surgeon in the Navy medical
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the world. Most important is someone
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Capt. Barry Wilmore, naval astro-
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craft. Morin said the Orion and the
capabilities it will bring to human
space exploration is the key to the
future of NASA's space program.
"We can return to the moon, an
asteroid, or even a moon of Mars.
We've only been to deep space six
times, in six moon trips, with the last
one in 1973. If we're going to go out
and maintain our presence in space,
we need to go beyond low-Earth orbit,
and the Orion will take us there," said
Morin. "This is the next step to space-
faring civilization and a sustained
presence. Humanity is life's agent."
Current chief of NASA's Astronaut
Corps, Peggy Whitson, Ph.D., said,
philosophically, deep space explo-
ration is important and inherent to
whom we are as human beings. From
a technological perspective, she said,
space exploration benefits us here on
Earth, helping us maintain a "techno-
Whitson also stressed the impor-
tance of keeping NASA's current pres-
ence in space, specifically aboard the
ISS. "The space program is funded
through 2020. We've had 11 years of
consistent human presence in space,
and that program is still underway,"
said Whitson, who spent more than a
year in space, including a tour as com-
mander of Expedition 16.
From the NASA's construction of the
Orion MPCV to the upcoming astro-
naut class of 2013, it is apparent there
is a solid need for not only astronauts,
but naval astronauts.
"It's a very exciting time for new
people to come to NASA right now
because we are still exploring
space and have people aboard the
International Space Station every day,"
said Cmdr. Christopher Cassidy, Navy
SEAL and naval astronaut. "And the
Navy is a big part of that."
The Navy has a long and proud tra-
dition at NASA, said Lt. Cmdr. Reid
Wiseman, that sets the tone for strong
naval applicants to the astronaut pro-
"The first American in space: naval
aviator; First man on the moon: naval
aviator; Last man on the moon: naval
aviator; First American to orbit Earth:
Marine Corps aviator; First crew of the
space shuttle: two naval aviators; The
last crew of the space shuttle: naval
and Marine Corps aviators; First com-
mander of the ISS: Navy SEAL," said
Wiseman, graduate of the astronaut
class of 2009. "The Navy or Marine
Corps is always poking its head out in
the forefront of the space program."
NASA is accepting applications on-
line through Jan. 27, 2012. The applica-
tion can be found at http://astronauts.
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during the holidays
By Rufus Bundrige
Fleet and Family Support Center
When doing your holiday shopping, If
using your credit card especially for online
purchases. The main reason is your credit
card provides consumer protection under
the Fair Credit Billing Act. Under this federal
law, your liability for fraudulent or disputed
charges on credit cards is limited to $50.00
and you have the right to dispute charges
and withhold payment while the charge is
investigated. Also, if the merchandise deliv-
ered is defective or not in the condition "as
agreed", you have the right to send it back
to the merchant and deny the payment to
them. Try getting your money back from
a difficult merchant after you've paid by
If paying with plastic, designate one card
for holiday spending. If you spread your
purchases across too many credit cards, for
instance, it may feel like you're charging
less, but you could wind up overspending
and getting stuck with too much in fees and
"Remove all unnecessary cards from
your wallet," says Gail Cunningham of the
National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
"(It) will not only help you stay within your
budget, but will also lessen the damage in
case of loss or theft."
Don't charge more than 60 percent of your
available credit line, says Sandberg. If your
credit limit is $10,000, keep your spending to
$6,000. And be sure you can pay it off within
one to two months. If you extend that bal-
ance for more than a couple months, your
FICO credit score will take a hit, she said.
When shopping, be wary of tempting cred-
it card offers at the cash register. While the
"instant" 20-percent-off deals may sound
irresistible, store cards are generally loaded
with some of the highest interest rates and
lowest credit lines. If you don't pay off your
monthly balance, fees and interest payments
could easily outstrip the initial discounts.
"Stick to your plan: If you didn't want or
need that credit card before you walked into
the store, don't get talked into it," Sandberg
said. "Politely smile and say 'I don't need it.'"
Photos courtesy of NASlax Chapel Center
(From left) Volunteer meal servers include Lt. Cmdr. Charles Mayfield of
Information Dominance Corps Region Southeast, Christina Swindell, AE3 Ly
Nguyen of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, and Missy Godier.
(From left) Bill Wilson;
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OIC of Information
Dominance Corps Region
IS2 Bernard Anlage of
IDCRSE; Winnie Wade
and Marissa Lopez do
their part to serve a meal
at the Sulzbacher Center
in downtown Jacksonville.
From NAS Jax Chapel Center
Volunteers from Information
Dominance Corps, Region Southeast
(IDCRSE) on board NAS Jacksonville
helped prepare a hearty meal Nov.
30 at the Sulzbacher Center for the
homeless in downtown Jacksonville.
The center is the only place in
Northeast Florida that serves two
meals a day, 7 days a week, 365 days
a year to some of Jacksonville's most
When you are part of a "Volunteer
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Photo courtesy of FFSC
A group of expectant parents gathered Dec. 8 at the base chapel for a baby show-
er sponsored by the NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center, base chapel and
Balfour Beatty Communities.
Baby shower supports
From the Fleet and
Family Support Center
The NAS Jacksonville Fleet and
Family Support Center New Parent
Support Program, base chapel and
Balfour Beatty Communities collabo-
rated Dec. 8 to host a baby shower for
military families. The families played
shower games for prizes, enjoyed din-
ner and received valuable information
regarding new babies.
Participants were given briefs from
Women, Infants and Children (WIC),
Safe Kids of Northeast Florida, and
Operation Homefront representatives.
Car seat safety was explained to the new
and expectant families with the focus
being on purchasing new car seats
If purchasing used car seats, parents
should ask questions about the history,
request the owner's manual and be cer-
tain that the car seat was not involved in
An Operation Homefront representa-
tive spoke with the families about the
support that the agency offers through-
out the year and what emergency assis-
tance can be given while the active duty
member is deployed.
There was also a doula on hand to
educate expectant families about their
options for birth and their rights while
going through their pregnancy.
WIC staff spoke about their availabil-
ity at Fleet and Family Support Center
every Friday for enrollment and other
services for women and children.
Fleet and Family Support Center
had staff present at the event for ques-
tions regarding parenting classes, the
Exceptional Family Member Program
and other services offered.
Expectant mother, Staff Sgt. Essence
Sapp stated, "I am glad I came to this
event because I learned so much infor-
The New Parent Support Program
provides support to expectant families
and new parents of children up to age
three by conducting home visits, over-
seeing playgroups and providing edu-
cation and resources. To learn more,
please contact Christine Williams or
Susan Krysalka at 542-5745.
Photos by Judy Alexander
Aircraft Engine Repairer Mike
Klaumenzer places gold garland on the
Christmas tree in the Crinkley Engine
Facility at Fleet Readiness Center South-
Aircraft Engine Repairer east. The tree is a tradition started 19
Alex Wooldridge (left) and years ago by employees to instill a sense
Aircraft Engine Mechanic of camaraderie and goodwill.
David Turner sample the
holiday treats provided by
co-workers during a party at
the Crinkley Engine Facility
on Dec. 7.
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appraisal of all the known characteristics of the other
person. Infatuation may arise from an acquaintance with
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The holiday season usually beings expectations of Joy
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Week 2: Coping Strategies for the Holidays
One of the first steps to coping with stress is to recognize
the signs. Signs of stress can include feeling impatient.
worried, irritable, and in some cases, depressed. Once you
People can succumb to the demands of the holiday
by over-extending themselves. This
can lead to fatigue and irritability. Keep
focus on your heath by planning
accordingly and being organized.
Make a Habit of Spiritual
In order to make progress in your spiritual life
you need to put foth an effo to see real change.
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So. how in the world would you measure spiritual groMth
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spiritually growing. You will knowthat you.. know. You won't
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Photo courtesy of VP 30
Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Jack Scorby Jr., left, and VP-30
Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Stevens gather with a group of new naval flight
officers after a graduation ceremony at the VP-30 auditorium on Dec. 2.
VP-30 wings Navy's newest (
naval flight officers )
By Lt. j.g. Brandon Mendez
VP 30 Public Affairs
Commander, Navy Region Southeast
Rear Adm. Jack Scorby Jr. and VP-30
Commanding Officer Capt. Mark
Stevens awarded naval flight officer
(NFO) wings to the following 13 officers
Dec. 2: Ensigns Joseph Alvarez, Briant
Becote, Myles Butler, Peter Johnson,
Todd Johnson, Braz Kennedy, Charles
Kollar, Daniel Luibil, Erik Neuberger,
Travis Obenhuber, Evan Siegrist, Kyle
Smith, and Lt. j.g. Michael Stooksbury.
The recipients completed the
Undergraduate Maritime Flight Officer
syllabus at VP-30, earning their coveted
wings of gold.
The newly winged aviators will now
enroll in the CAT 1 Fleet Replacement
Squadron syllabus at VP-30. Upon
completion of the CAT 1 syllabus, they
will report to operational P-3C or EP-3
squadrons to begin their initial sea
tour in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Whidbey
Island, Wash. or at NAS Jacksonville.
The NFO training pipeline begins
with Aviation Preflight Introduction
(API) instruction in Pensacola, where
all aviation officers undergo a class-
room syllabus and are taught the basics
of naval aviation including courses such
as aerodynamics, meteorology and nav-
After completing API, all student
NFOs report for primary training at
VT-10 at NAS Pensacola, where they put
their classroom learning to the test with
initial airborne flight training in the
T-6A Texan II.
Upon completion of primary flight
training at NAS Pensacola, officers who
are selected for the maritime patrol
training pipeline report to VP-30 for P-3
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Barracks Quarterdeck every four hours beginning at 4 a.m. Dec. 14 until midnight,
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USO receives donation
Elks members and Military Liaison/Community Representative Bob Morse (center)
present Jacksonville International Airport (JIA) USO Welcome Center Director
Jim Bury with a donation of $2,000 as Greater Jax Area USO Development
Director Bob Ross looks on Dec. 9. The donation came from the Orange Park
Elks Lodge No. 2605 and will be used by the USO to purchase water for the JIA
USO Welcome Center. The welcome center hosts approximately 2,000 military
members and their families monthly -- providing complimentary drinks, snacks
and other free services. It is located on the ground floor of the airport near the
Jacksonville Information Desk. To volunteer, call 741-6655.
From the NAS
The possession of
explosives and fireworks
for sale, storage, or use
of any description on
board Naval Air Station
Jacksonville property, are
strictly prohibited except
for command- controlled
Fireworks are spectac-
ular to watch, and make
great noises, but can be
extremely, dangerous in
the hands of amateurs.
Fireworks can turn a
joyful celebration into a
painful memory when
children, and adults are
injured while using fire-
The NAS Jacksonville
Fire Prevention Division
public firework displays,
because shows are safer,
and have better visual
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gear for departure
By Army Spc. Anthony Zane
362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Quartermaster soldiers here are busy
packing up pallets of military equip-
ment prior to shipment out of Iraq.
"Our mission here was to take all
the units' equipment [and] send them
to Afghanistan or send them back to
the states to get remanufactured," said
Army Staff Sgt. Gene Taylor, a Morton,
Miss., native and the yard's noncom-
missioned officer in charge assigned to
the 227th Quartermaster Company.
Taylor said the redistribution proper-
ty assistance team processes equipment
from various base units.
"Units turn in all their non-rolling
stock and their rolling stock to us ...
we're processing all the non-rolling
stock in here," he said. "My guys here
... get everything together, banded up,
boxed up and ship it to where it needs
to go so we can get it out of the country."
Rolling stock consists of all military
vehicles, Taylor said, while non-rolling
stock includes all other equipment.
The pallets include radios, comput-
er equipment and hospital equipment,
said Army Pfc. Tye Spinks, a customer
service representative who hails from
"It's mainly stuff that the units can't
take back with them," Spinks explained.
Mobile teams are dispatched to units
on base that are unable to get to the
yard to process their equipment.
"We have two mobile teams here as
well," Spinks said.
"They're going out to them and doing
the same turn-in process as we were
Once all the equipment is processed
and shipped out, he said, the team will
do a final cleanup of the yard and will
close up shop.
"Our leadership is wonderful," Spinks
said. "If it wasn't for them, we wouldn't
be able to do the stuff that we do."
Getting out of the Navy?
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If you are getting out of the Navy
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Foreign language bonus
Navy reserve and active-duty Sailors
who speak certain foreign languages
can receive bonuses up to $1,000 a
month through the Foreign Language
Proficiency Bonus Program (FLPB). The
purpose of the FLPB is to incentivize
and promote identification of Sailors
with foreign language skills, maintain
and improve foreign language profi-
ciency, and promote the study of foreign
languages crucial to the Navy's mis-
sion. A list of qualifying languages can
be found in the combined DoD/Navy
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fications and information, read OPNAV
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Electronic Training Jacket
The ETJ tool on the Navy Knowledge
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link for Sailors who are tracking their
career progression or preparing for
advancement. The ETJ collates for the
user all the training, education, spe-
cial qualifications, certifications, skills,
awards and other data pertaining to an
individual's career. The information is
maintained in various folders within
the individual's training jacket. With
all of this data available at their finger-
tips, Sailors can now manage their own
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Sailor involvement key in negotiating orders
From Navy Personnel
Command Public Affairs
More than 16,000 Sailors up
for orders will have an oppor-
tunity to apply for their next
duty assignment during the
Career Management System/
Interactive Detailing (CMS/ID)
active duty/full time support
application phase Dec. 7-19.
An application phase opens
each month allowing enlist-
ed Sailors in their permanent
change-of-station (PCS) orders
negotiation window to review
and research jobs advertised in
CMS/ID and consider available
career and training options.
"Every Sailor has an impor-
tant role in selecting their
assignment," said Senior Chief
Navy Counselor (SW) Kelly
Strickland, Navy Personnel
Command force career coun-
selor. "Sailors need to under-
stand that the jobs they are
choosing on CMS/ID could very
well affect their promotion later
down the road."
CMS/ID provides Sailors an
opportunity to have a say in
selecting their next assignment.
Proven sustained superior
performance in difficult and
challenging joint and in-service
assignments is traditionally
a selection factor in enlisted
selection boards, according to
Sailors may apply for up to
five jobs each application
phase, either directly using
CMS/ID or through a com-
mand career counselor (CCC).
Sailors interested in billets
advertised as special programs
job should work with their CCC
to ensure all prerequisites and
requirements are met.
"Proactive Sailors know their
projected rotation date (PRD)
and their negotiating window,"
said Strickland. The PRD is
used to determine when Sailors
can negotiate for PCS orders
and can also determine when
Sailors must submit Perform
to Serve (PTS) applications.
Sailors may typically negotiate
for PCS orders beginning nine
months prior to their PRD.
Being proactive includes,
ensuring PTS status,
Exceptional Family Member
(EFM) status, security clear-
ance, citizenship, and num-
bers of dependents are current.
Sailors in pay grades E-4 to E-6
with 14 years or less of service
may need an approved PTS
quota to negotiate for orders if
they do not have enough time
remaining on their enlistment
contract to complete a mini-
mum activity tour or cannot
obtain the required obligated
service with an extension.
"Proactive Sailors will moni-
tor CMS/ID and ensure they
are applying for jobs within
the first three months of their
orders negotiation window so
they do not put themselves in
the needs of the Navy window,"
said Strickland. "Sailors should
not limit themselves by location
but choose career-enhancing
jobs that reflect diversity within
Sailors can use the Detailing
Countdown Guide to assist in
the steps for career manage-
ment. This user aid is located
in the Sailor Career Toolbox on
the Navy Personnel Command
(NPC) website. Other related
user aids are located on the
NPC website and NKO portal.
Some features in CMS/ID
to assist Sailors include color-
coded job categories and CAC
CMS/ID has six phases each
month; a requisition load
phase where available bil-
lets are uploaded into the sys-
tem; a requisition scrub phase
where Navy officials validate
uploaded billets; an application
phase where Sailors in their
orders-negotiation window can
review and apply for advertised
assignments; a command com-
ments phase where commands
may review, rank and comment
on applications to advertised
billets at their command; a
detailer selection phase where
detailers match applicants to
jobs; and a system mainte-
Sailors may log into CMS/
ID any time after the detailer
selection phase to see if they
have been selected for orders.
DoD reflects on 40 years of diversity training
By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
It's been 40 years since the
military began training troops
to accept each others' differ-
ences and get along. And if
anyone questions the value of
diversity training, they need
only to consider how much
things have changed since it
began, the director of the
Defense Equal Opportunity
(DEOMI) said Dec. 5.
"When we started in the '70s,
the armed forces were faced
with behaviors that really were
drastic in nature," Ronald Joe
told American Forces Press
Service in a Nov. 28 interview.
"We had folks who were fight-
ing each other. There were race
riots, and physical violence in
the armed forces, with one ser-
vice member against another."
The institute was created
in 1971 as the Defense Race
Relations Institute to quell the
tensions. DoD officials thought
their mission would be accom-
plished in three years, Joe said.
"But because we deal with
human beings, because we
are dealing with a microcosm
of the United States, ... we are
constantly having to train folks
to be able to get along with one
another ... and valuing our dif-
ferences and how they aid us in
accomplishing our missions,"
As the institute has contin-
ued to evolve, Joe said, more
focus has been placed on
removing barriers, under-
standing command climate
and developing strategies to
enhance workplace perfor-
Equal opportunity profes-
sionals help unit commanders
appreciate the different per-
spectives each soldier, sailor,
airman and Marine brings to
the organization and how to
leverage that talent to achieve
the missions at hand. DEOMI
has graduated more than
40,000 military and civilian
When the institute observes
its 40th anniversary during its
8th biennial research sympo-
sium Dec. 6-8, more than 400
people were expected at its
Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.,
campus to learn about the lat-
est research and take part in
panel discussions about diver-
sity, inclusion, equity and cul-
tural competence, Joe said.
For Joe and the other DEOMI
professionals, their work is all
about mission readiness.
"I like to refer to DEOMI as a
national treasure," he said. "I
think this is the only organiza-
tion in the DOD that does what
it does, and probably the only
one in the world. Our mission
is all about readiness."
Since its establishment,
DEOMI has moved beyond just
keeping the peace, Joe said, to
breaking down institutional
barriers to advancement and
drafting policies to promote
equal opportunity, inclusion
and value for cross-cultural
competencies such as foreign
language and cultural skills.
As the institute changes with
the times, he said, it must stay
true to its roots. The military
has proven itself a model for
inclusion and equal opportu-
nity, he added, and must con-
tinue to do so.
"Our armed forces have been
a real leader in showing how
people can work together and
live together regardless of dif-
ferences," Joe said.
"There has been great deal
of progress," he added. "People
in our armed forces are much
more caring about each other,
and much more focused on the
mission" than in the institute's
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Collectables: Charming Tails;
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Sweet Home $15, Be Thankful
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Call today. 1-877-SCC-EDU-1. That's 1-877-722-3381
Loft sys. bunk bed drawers
desk "This End up" mat-
,tresses not incl. Pine. $200
New. Asking $500. 472-9676
NEW QUEEN SIZE PILLOW TOP
Mattress Sets as Low as $175
4 5 Person Hot Tub
Like new $1200.00
4 SONY 52" Proi TV $300. King
sz bed w/head & foot board
S Garden / Lawn
BLACK AND DECKER
Jewelry I Watches
A HIGH QUALITY Ladies Ring
Sct. Marquise Center Stone
Uf+.21 cts. Addit'l diamonds
appr. $7200, sell $2600.
AB PRO CIRCLE- Rolling
Walker, Red Sewing Machine,
Explorer (New) Motorized
4 Baby Items: lea. Fisher Price
Musical Cradle Like new 0 to
12 months $65. 2ea. Fisher
Price electric cradel swings
w/music like new 0 to 12 months old:
$65.00ea. Baby clothing 0 to 6 months
outfits $1.00 ea. 904-583-3424 anytime
, Boys blue metal single/double
bunk bed w/ mattresses,
dresser, night stand, match-
ing comforters & extras- $300;
Girls white posterbed w/ boxspring
& mattress, dresser, night stand, &
desk w/chair- $250.00. Dryer- works
fine- $75.00. 717-873-9188
SComic Books for sale, in plas-
tic. Over 300 to choose from.
Trish or Dan for a list 912-510-0489.
prices are negotiable.
EXCEL 2400 PSI Pressure
SWasher New wand, 2 length of
hose 6hp BTS $150. 904-616-6008
Excel 2400 PSI Pressure
Washer, new wand, 2 lengths
of hose, 6hp BTS $150.
A Exercise bike $15. Antiq. van-
Sity w/mirror. Pedestal Dining
etbl. Call for pricing 904-264-1171
1 GE 27" Color TV $35.00 and
1 JVC 27" TV $35.00
Keyboard Classics Magazines
1983 thru 1986. 22 Issues, fun
for piano & keyboard musi-
cians $20. Kings Bay
STORO Lawn mower self pro-
pelled 22" 6.5hp GTS $200-14'
Coleman Fiberglass canoe $300
Johnson Ocean Pro Outboard
200hp $2500. 904-307-9120
A White China cabinet, buffett,
T dining table, 6 chairs $400.
\fBlue recliner $60. White
dresser $75. Couch $75.
SWANTED Day bed fram,
metal or wood, no mattress,
less than $75. St. Marys area
WOOD LATHE-Like new $155.
904-786-9651 30" Circular fan
port. $30. 476-7544
S Sporting Goods
BIGGEST GUN SHOW
Dec. 17th & Dec. 18th
Sat. 9-5pm. Sun. 10-5pm.
FREE PARKING INFO 407-275-7233
MAN'S SHORTY 2 MM Wet-
Suit "Deep Sea" Brand; black
& blue color $25.00. 904-349-7063
ORIGINAL NORDIC TRACK
Ski Machine; $200.00. Sells for
$699.00 on the internet!!
SHorizon workout machine/exc.
cond. Asking $300 OBO. Call
my voicemail 270-569-7847 for
pix's & more info if interested.
Besides protecting our country,
military personnel stationed in our
communities donated 650,620 hours of
volunteer service in Northeast Florida
and Southeast Georgia last year.
Their time was given to community
organizations, church groups, youth
activities, scouting and more.
THE 1 NS MAYPORT, FLORIDA
B AY. GEORGIA 0 R
PAINT BALL GUNS (2)
Toppman A-5 Syler TLR w/air
tanks, face masks, extra paint
SCUBA PRO HOODED Scuba
vest; 5/3 MM, BRAND NEW!
TREK MODEL 820 ALL
TERRAIN BIKE; $100.00
Gator Bowl 2 Club Seats- 50yd line
+ Parking Pass $400. 904-264-6979
6x12 Enclosed Trailer ramp
over 32", roof vent, 12v dome
light, warranty for $2400 or
best offer. 912-289-0196
4 6x12 Enclosed Trailer, ramp
dr 32", roof vent 12v dome
light, warranty, $2400obo.
912-289-0196 or text 770-871-5971
Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Pets and Supplies
LAB Akc white Puppies for Christmas
M/F S/W Sire/Dam on site. Ready
12/23. $500. 912-253-2759, 912-363-4400
BRITTANY PUPPIES AKC,
orange and white, $400, 912-264-2050
N Free Puppy 9mo. old. Male.
Neutered. House broken.
LEnergetic. 33-35 Ibs. Good
w/small children & cats. White
w/black markings. Pix's avail.
904-786-4627. We'll deliver.
Free to good home...neutered
male boxer, age 10. House
trained, akc registered. He is
fawn and white. Does not get
along with other male dogs.
Golden Retriever Puppies. AKC
8 Weeks. M/F. $500. 912-403-0197
PERSIAN KITTENS CFA shots,
many colors $250- $300. 904-724-9620
Puppies for Sale Animal Kindgom
Pet Store 2245 County Rd. 210 W.
904-819-9506 M-S 10-7 Sun 11-6
Bring this ad and receive
$100 off regular price.
YORKIE PUPPIES Silky for sale
$800. Ready Dec.15. 904-728-0108
YORKIE PUPS CKC, HC, S&W
$500-$650 will email pics 307-7016
YORKIE PUPS CKC, HC, S&W
$500-$650 will email pics 307-7016
FOR SALE. 904-586-2677
Boat Dockage & Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
$2000 or Less
4, '06 Yamaha LX22FC Pontoon
90hp Yamaha Bimini top
Garmin Fish Finder, many
extras, asking $18,500. Low hrs
2009 Carolina Skiff 21.8' Elite.
Custom T-Top w/full Electron-
ics incl. Simrad Chartplotter,
Boradband Radar & Sounder,
VHF, Stereo, sep. Electronics Bat-
tery & Switch, instruments, wired
for trolling motor & Mercury
Optimax 115 hp, Loadmater Alum.
Trailer. $21,900. Call 904-806-1522 or
email email@example.com for
'97 Seasport 79.6cc 140hp
Suzuki Bimini top outstanding
cond., ready to fish $5000. Jim
RVs and Supplies
'08 VR1 VFBATH Lg. Slideout,
4 new tires tow eqpt cover, Ir
awning, leveling pads, 2tv's,
sips 6, sway & equilizer bars $18K.
Travel Trailer. 904-642-0881
S5th Wheel Camper Montana
2001 three slide sips 4, orig
owner 28' all STD EQ & more.
SOUTHWIND RV MOTOR
HOME Loaded $10k obo.
M Motorcycles/Mini Bikes
S'11 H.D. Superlow, windshield
,crashguard, rear rack, $9800.
New-asking $2500, only 400mi,
2003 Suzuki TL1000R Motor-
cycle. 30000 miles. V-Twin
Superbike. Some scratches and
dings. TRE mod, BMC air fil-
ter, up 3 teeth in rear and down 1
tooth in front, gel battery and extra
parts. $2875 firm. Contact Eric @
904-294-7024 between 1500 and 2100.
2007 YAMAHA Tour Deluxe
19,400mi, Mustang seat, bub
exhaust, exc. cond. $8900. Ron
553-3249 Iv msg.
Harley V/ROD 2006 13,400 miles,
located Tallahassee will deliver to
Jax to a serious buyer, black and
chrome, $8,400. Call 850-364-8856
SI Michelin P225/60R-17 $145.
4 M ichelin XRadial LT
P255/70-R16 $85. King Cobra
Golf Bag w/cover $50. Clubs $10-$15.
4 Lincoln Town Car New tire
P225-60R-17 $145. Repair wir-
ling manuals $85. Radiator
upper lower hoses, belt $80.
Antiques / Classics
1965 Classic Chevy Impala
69,700mi, all orig., 283cu needs
paint, inter, very good cond.
$13,000. Ron 904-553-3249
FORD THUNDERBIRD LX '97
Loaded, 4,600 miles, burgundy w/
grey int, garage kept, like brand
new cond. Asking $8500 508-904-8300
Bssides protecting our country,
nilitay personnel stationed in our
communities donated 650,620 hours
ofvolunteer service in Northeast
Florida and Southeast Georgia last
yea heir tie was given to o. lmunity
organizations, church groups, youth
activities, scouting d nore,
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'02 Chevy Cavalier LS Sport.
SAsking $3100 OBO. Runs
Great, good shape everything
works. Has 182K mi's. Avg.'s
32mpg. A/c, pwr windows & dr, CD
stereo system, keyless entry and
alarm. Call 912-227-6298 anytime
4 '91 BUICK REGAL Custom
S3.1L fuel infected 2dr $400
o'97 TOYOTA PREVIA,
Sorig. owner LESC $2000.
'00 Chrysler Town Country
144k, exc. cond, 3.8L, v6, $4500.
R '03 Acura RSX Low miles
SOriginal Owner New tires
$9000.00 Firm 210-7445
S'07 Honda Accord LX 4dr
Sedan, exc. cond., 45kmi's
$12,950. AT, gar. kept, orig.
S1992 Camaro RS 5.0 teal green,
139k orig. mi's, exc cond,
loaded new AC, lots of new
parts, must see $4900. Ron
A '94 FORD RANGER Super Cab
SI XLT 3.0L, V6, AT, P/S, exc
Work truck, 190k, $2500. Call
'95 Jeep Cherokee 4x4 AT/AT
many new parts extras runs
g r e a t $ 2 5 0 0 .
Mercedes Benz C320 2004, Low Miles,
Great Cond, Silver, New Tires,
$15,500 OBO Ph: 904-343-6210
CALL FOR DETAILS
TOYOTA Camry '96 $1250, needs
engine work. SAAB 900SE '96 $1200,
needs clutch. GMC YUKON '95
$1300, needs work. 904-415-6875
"WTrucks / Trailers / SUVs
'06 Chevy 1500HD 4 Dr Crew
| Cab. Asking $16K OBO. Low
iMi's 42,500, Great shape, runs
great. Has tow pkg, sprayed in
bed liner, running boards, V-8 6.OL
engine. A/c, CD Stereo, power win-
dows & doors, remote keyless
entry. Call 912-227-6298 anytime.
'03 CHEVY SILVERADO-Luxury
Sport, Boss sound, low miles, gar
kept. Call for more info 904-521-6624
2008 Toyota Tundra
Crewmax,lifted,low miles, white,
t '94 FORD Ranger Super cab
XLT 3.0L, V6, AT, PS, exc
work truck 190kmi, $2500. Jim
CHEVY TRACKER '03 65K Miles,
6-cyl engine, good condition $6000
OBO. Call Mike at 904-910-7782
FORD EXPEDITION 2005
Loaded, leather, all power, 2 row AC
and radio controls, tow pkg, 88k mi,
$10,500. obo. Call 904-626-9380
Saturn Vue V6 2006 $7,500.
116k miles. Power everything.
New tires. Call/text 904-536-6507
Vans / Buses
CHRYSLER 5th AVENUE. '85
RUNS VERY GOOD COND $2000
OBO PLEASE CALL 904-225-9372
Handi- Cap Van. Rear Entry
Wheelchair Van. With 10 inch
Lowered Floor; Ramp;
System Tie Downs.
Please call 727-492-1630
DODGE GRAND CARAVAN '06
white, great shape, 49k mi, $7500
call or text 904-314-7659
PLASE AI S39m S9
11503 Phillips Hwy 6858820
7999 BlandingBlvd. 778-7700
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILAC
4700Souside Bvd. 642-5111
JERRY AMM CHEV
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
c M s .- E rt
2330 US1 South 3544421
1-95 Ext 373, Fem Bch.
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MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVISON FORD
9650 Atlanic Blvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy 685-8820
LOU SOBH HONDA
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11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
4660 SouthsideBlvd. 642-6060
2330 US 1 South 3544421
1-95 Ext 373, Fern Bch.
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7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
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6373 Blanding Bvd.
4620 Southside Blvd.
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
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7999 Blanding Blvd. 302-5373
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6501 Youngerman Circle.
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2 NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW
LETTERS OF CONGRAIULAnrIONS
'11/12 S8 a 33 PM
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
ST. JAMES BUILDING
117 W. DUVAL STREET, SUITE 400
JACKSONVILLE, FL 32202
It is a pleasure to send my best wishes to Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville
on your selection as the "Best Installation in the Navy" for 2011.
This award reflect the hard work by all who help NAS Jacksonville deliver the
most effective and efficient readiness from the shore. NAS Jacksonville is the premier
installation for delivering effective, sustained and improved shore readiness to its 15
home-based squadrons, Sailors and civilian personnel, as well as supporting numerous
joint commands, government agencies and carrier readiness sustainment exercises. Its
personnel approached every challenge with a leading-edge mentality and continued
their unprecedented, accident-free growth by exceeding the Chief of Naval Personnel
mandated 75 percent mishap reduction goal in addition to being almost 70 percent
below the industry standards.
In addition to this achievement NAS Jacksonville received the Earth Trustee
Award from the United Nations for your work toward improving water efficiency and
energy, as well as an Energy and Water Management Award from Secretary of the
Navy Ray Mabus for your work. As Governor, Iam working tirelessly to keep our air
and water, fish and wildlife, and ecological systems safe from harm. Thank you for
your commitment to make the environment a lifelong interest With your help,
Florida's natural beauty can be restored and preserved for future generations.
Congratulations on a job well done and best wishes for success in the future.
Naval Air Station Jacksonville
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIOA 32399 [850) 488-2272 FAX (850) 922-4292
mtiteh statess Jenate
W\SHINGTON, LDC 205 1i -o)a5
Dear NAS Jacksonville Military and Civilian Personnel:
As mayor, it is a sincere pleasure for me to congratulate each of you on a job well done.
Jacksonville is proud of its long association with the United States Navy, and our distinction as a
"Navy Town" is one that we cherish. Over the years, NAS Jacksonville and our city have developed
a wonderful partnership that I hope continues to thrive for generations to come.
It goes without saying that NAS Jacksonville is a valued and civically engaged part of our
community. The success of NAS Jacksonville depends uniquely on the hard work of its people.
During 2011, the stellar performance of the sailors and civilian workforce aboard the air station
contributed to aviation readiness, while advancing and supporting the five counties outside the
As the air installation closes out 2011, each one of you played an important role in the
continued success of NAS Jacksonville and impressively completed millions of dollars of
construction without a single accident. Also in 2011, NAS Jacksonville brought great recognition
to our city when it was selected by the United Nations Earth Society Foundation as the first
military installation in the world to receive its prestigious Earth Award and Flag for Environmental
Stewardship, and was the winner of the Secretary of the Navy Environmental Stewardship.
You can be justifiably proud of the superlative performance that each of you exhibited
throughout this highly visible year. The can-do spirit demonstrated by each of you enables NAS
Jacksonville to remain at the cutting-edge of naval aviation.
Again, congratulations on another great year. I look forward to an ever-increasing bond between the
city and NAS Jacksonville.
United Statcs cSnate
WASHING rON, DC 20I10
December 8, 2011
December 7, 2011
Captain Jeffrey D. Maclay
Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station Box 2 Code OOS
Jacksonville NAS, Florida 32212
Dear Captain Maclay:
Congratulations on another outstanding year!
It goes without saying it's been a big year for NAS Jacksonville. Not only did the base
receive the Earth Trustee Award from the United Nations for your work towards improving water
efficiency and energy, but Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus also recognized your work with an
Energy and Water Management Award this year. his type of commitment to the environment is
impressive, and necessary, with Jacksonville's location on the St. Johns River.
Not only do you have an unquestionable commitment t the environment, but also to
preserving the past and promoting the future of naval aviation. From hosting the centennial
celebration of naval aviation to preparing for the P-8A Poseidon, you all ensure that maritime
patrol and reconnaissance continues to have a prominent role in defending our nation.
Thank you for your dedication to our city, our county and the Navy. Keep up the good
work at NAS Jacksonville and best wishes for much future success.
ANDER CRENSHAW COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 7, 2011
Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, USN
NAS Jacksonville, Florida
Dear Captain Maclay:
Please extend my heartfelt congratulations to the entire Naval Air Stalion Jacksonville
naval and civilian community for earning the prestigious Commander, Naval Installations
Command's Installation Excellence Award. Being selected as the Best Installation in the United
States Navy worldwide is a fitting recognition ofthe hard work that you and your staff, along with
all your tenant commands, put forth every day.
We celebrated when NAS Jacksonville gained new missions and personnel in the 2005
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) commission. It was good news for our base and our
community. But, with growth came construction projects and more people and families moving on
base. This award confirms the extraordinary, ongoing efforts to maintain operations at the base
and recognizes its fiscal and security policies.
The Naval Air Station has been a leader in reusing its wastewater by parnering with its
neighbor Timuquana Golf and Country Club. It is a model for our city. The environmental efforts
demonstrated by those living and working at the base have been noted in the many awards that you
have won, including the United Nations Earth Society Foundation Award. NAS Jacksonville was
the first military installation worldwide to receive this designation.
The City of Jacksonville is proud of its connection to the United States Navy. In my
position on House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, I visit installations all over world, and I
am always eager to tell folks that I am from Jacksonville, which is a mariners' town. Today, I
congratulate your entire NAS Jacksonville Team on a job well done.
Captain Jeffrey D. Maclay
Jacksonville Naval Air Station
Naval Air Station Box 2 Code 00S
Jacksonville NAS, Florida 32212
Dear Captain Maclay,
It is with great pride that I congratulate you and the personnel of Jacksonville Naval Air Station,
both military and civilian, on a successful 2011. This year, under your leadership, Naval Air
Station Jacksonville has won several awards including the Commander in Chiefs Annual Award
for Installation Excellence.
Winning this prestigious award, "Best in the Navy" is exceptional. The ability of the officers,
and men and women of NAS Jacksonville to perform at such high level is a testament to
superlative leadership and the station's commitment to excellence.
Even as the year draws to an end, NAS Jacksonville continues to make contributions to the
community hosting the Navy's pilot program: Navy Appreciating and Valuing Youth, an
effort to mentor high school students. NAS Jacksonville continues to play a pivotal role in our
national security, and I applaud the efforts of all personnel who made 2011 an excellent year for
NAS Jacksonville and continue to assist in bringing success to the Navy as a whole.
On behalf of the residents of the State of Florida, I congratulate you again on another outstanding
year. I wish NAS Jacksonville the very best and I look forward to hearing about the Air
Station's continued success.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY
COMMANDER NAVY REGION SOUTHEAST
BOX 102, NAVAL AIR STATION
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 322124102
December 15, 2011
Congratulations to the men and women of Naval Air Station Jacksonville. As this year
comes to a close, it gives me a great pleasure to recognize your remarkable performance
during 2011. You demonstrated your commitment to the Chief of Naval Operation's
Cooperative Maritime Strategy, and furthermore, you made Navy Region Southeast shine.
The NAS Jax Team's achievements were many. The air station safely executed more
than 75,000 take offs and landings and continued major construction projects without a
single accident, all which culminated in N NS Jack ,on, ile earning the Secretary of the
Navy's and Chief of Naval Operations' Occupational Health and Safety Ashore Awards,
Through your efforts, the station was honored as the first military installation in the world
to be recognized by the United Nations Earth Society Foundation for Environmental
Stewardship. The installation also earned the coveted Secretary of the Navy Energy and
Environmental Stewardship Award. The year was culminated just this past week when
Commander, Navy Installations Command announced that NAS Jacksonville was
selected as the winner of the prestigious Installation Excellence Award.
During my recent tour of the NAS Jacksonville, I witnessed with pleasure your
dedication to your installation, to the Navy, and to our nation. Your commitment to
energy conservation and the many initiatives for foot-print reduction will yield
efficiencies and cost-savings for years to come. The can-do spirit demonstrated by each
member of the NAS Jax Team is truly a testament of your understanding of our 2 1'
century Navy and devotion to our core values: Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
I couldn't be prouder. Thank you for a job well done!
J.Rer A lBY, JR.
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy
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NAS Jax plays global,
strategic role in 2011
By Miriam S. Gallet
NAS lax Public Affairs Officer
As one of the most dynamic and diverse naval instal-
lations in the world, employing 22,900 personnel, NAS -
Jacksonville (Jax) is a primary instrument of national
security and its warfighters are key components in con- .-
ducting the core capabilities of the U.S. Navy's Maritime
Strategy. Throughout 2011, NAS Jax personnel were T
engaged globally while actively participating in the local
communities within Northeast Florida, continuing their -
professional development and nurturing their families. -
NAS Jax personnel had a dynamic and flexible for-
ward presence around the world which contributed to :.- -
the unique strengths of our Navy. Its Sailors and civilian .-- -
workforce played a pivotal role in ensuring the security -. - -
and prosperity of the vital interests of the United States- -
and its allies.
In its mission to support the fleet, fighter and family,
NAS Jax is the premier installation for delivering effective
amd sustained shore readiness for the Sailors, their fami-
lies and civilian employees. -
Focused directly on support to operational units, air
station personnel worked around the clock providing Photo by MC2 Brooks Patton Jr.
services to 15 squadrons as well as supporting numer- An SH-60F Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Dragonslayers" of HS-11, takes off from the air-
ous detachments, joint commands, government agen- craft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) as the ship transits the Gulf of Aden on June 7. Enterprise
cies and carrier readiness sustainment exercises. NAS and its air wing are conducting maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of
Jax Air Operations handled over 77,000 flight operations responsibility.
and supported 23 detachments consisting of 6,596 per-
sonnel and 255 aircraft. In addition, NAS Jax supported
Pinecastle Training Complex, the only Navy range on the
East Coast where warfighters can deliver live ordnance.
The NAS Jax team continues to work in partnership_ L
with the city and local citizens to limit encroachment
through compatible land use around Outlying Landing
Field Whitehouse and the Pinecastle Training Complex.
This award-winning air installation continued its
unprecedented, accident-free growth in 2011 by exceed- -
ing the Chief of Naval Operations' (CNO) mandated
75 percent mishap reduction goal in addition to being
almost 70 percent below the industry guidelines for days-
away restricted time established by OSHA. In partnership
with 110 tenants, the air station aligned the require-
ments, resources and acquisition processes and provided
unmatched support and service to the P-3, HS, HSM,
logistics and reserve squadrons, joint services and allies.
It also improved its infrastructure, quality of life (QOL)
facilities and programs in safe, award-winning results.
During 2011, NAS lax managed $400 million in con-
struction and service contracts which included $48 mil-
lion for the P-8 Integrated Training Center, the only one
of its kind in the Navy. The Naval Hospital's $41million
multi-story addition is now complete and provides rehab
to Sailors, their families and wounded warriors; the new
Child Development Center (CDC) increased capacity by
30 percent. Many QOL initiatives and enhancements to
base facilities were also completed and others are ongo-
An award-winning regional environmental leader,
the station's outstanding energy conservation, pollu- '
tion prevention and waste water reduction programs
reflected the Navy's commitment to environmental stew-
ardship. These sustained efforts culminated in receipt
of the Secretary of the Navy FY11 Energy and Water
Management Award for Large Navy Shore Installations
as well as the United Nations (U.N.) Earth Society "Earth
Trustee" Award, making NAS Jax the first military organi-
zation in world to be recognized by the U.N. for environ-
NAS Jax continued to set the standard for coop-
erative community and international relations. It was
selected as the installation of choice for several high-
visibility events, including visits by first lady Michelle
Obama; CNO Adm. Gary Roughead; Commander, Navy
Installations Command (CNIC) Vice Adm. Michael Vitale;
Commander, Fleet Forces Command Adm. John Harvey Photo by HM1 Scott Morgan
Jr.; Navy Inspector General Vice Adm. James Wisecup; Hospital corpsmen transport a patient from the battlefield to a forward medical unit provid-
Principal Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of ing life-saving care along the way. Currently 8 percent of Naval Hospital Jacksonville active duty
the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition); staff are deployed around the globe in support of Department of Defense missions whether
combat support, humanitarian assistance or disaster relief. Naval Hospital Jax is the "most
Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy (Business Operations deployed" hospital in Navy Medicine East and the second-most deployed hospital in the Navy
and Transformation) Eric Fanning; Vice Adm. Mark with 34,953 mission days in 2011.
Skinner; Navy Judge Advocate General Vice Adm. James
W. Houck; Director of the Office of Servicemembers
Affairs Holly Petraeus; Assistant Secretary of Defense
(Homeland Security and American Affairs) Paul Stockton;
Assistant Under Secretary of the Navy (Installations &
Environment) Jackalyne Pfannenstiel; CNO's Deputy
Director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division
John Quinn; Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy(SS/
SW) Rick West; Senator Bill Nelson; Congressman Ander *
Crenshaw; Florida Governor Rick Scott; Florida Lt. --
Gov. Jennifer Carroll; Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown;
Brazilian and Ukrainian Navies; and several visits by i
congressional delegations. The base also hosted the
Centennial of Naval Aviation Air Show, the Maritime, W
Patrol and Reconnaissance Association Symposium,
which included a visit of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft
and a press conference with Commander, Patrol and
Reconnaissance Group Rear Adm. Michael Hewitt, the
Governor's Commanders Conference, a joint Navy/Duval
County/CSX Disaster Exercise, and the Battle of Midway
Wreath Laying Ceremony, just to name a few.
The NAS lax servicemembers are warfighters on a
mission and their civilian counterparts are committed
professionals serving their country. As this team closes
out 2011 and begins the new year with troops withdrawn
from Iraq and new fiscal restraints, they will continue Photo by Daniel Brown
Photo by Sgt. Daniel Brown
their devotion to excellence in meeting all missions and Lt. Cmdr. John Ferri of VR-62, based at NAS Jacksonville, answers questions from Japanese
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co-located air and sea port that serves as a logistical and resupply hub in support of Operation
4 NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW
2011 IN REVIEW: Amazing achievements made for a great year
From Page 3
Below is a bullet summary of the
most significant milestones achieved
under the dynamic and pragmatic
leadership of NAS Jax Commanding
Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay. His dem-
onstrated statesmanship enabled
the team to be select "Best in the
Navy" as the winner of the 2011 CNIC
Installation Excellence Award.
Maintained Joint Warfighter
Readiness through Commander,
Naval Air Force and Chief, Naval Air
Training detachments and divert
airfield support. Its 15 homeported
squadrons plus one Customs and
Border Patrol aviation command and
10 different aircraft models, provided
global support to the fleet. It also sup-
ported the NAS Jax Navy Flying Club.
NAS Jax is also a key logistics node
in support of the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA), as
well as a safe haven for DoD aircraft
during regional destructive weather
24/7 support to the fleet. It
continuously aligned its require-
ments and resources to achieve
superb accountability while deliver-
ing optimally balanced capabilities
to the warfighter. NAS Jax received
"Outstanding" ranking in CNIC
Senior Level Customer Survey with
scores consistently above program
average. It's the only regional instal-
lation providing continuous divert
alert posture for aircraft and strike
Effective and efficient readiness
from ashore. NAS Jax directly sup-
ported 60 detachments consisting of
5,000 people and 255 aircraft during
322 detachment days. Epitomizing
the joint "One Team, One Fight"
philosophy, it flawlessly hosted the
Army 101st Airborne Division out-
bound deployment of 98 aircraft and
the return of 86 aircraft support-
ing combat operations in Iraq and
Outlying Landing Field (OLF)
Whitehouse. One of only two "strate-
gically essential" East Coast fleet car-
rier landing fields, it supported over
20,000 annual flight operations.
Ground Electronics. It complet-
ed 2,037 maintenance actions for a
90.7 percent accomplishment rate.
Current operational availability of
ATC systems is 99.61 percent, well
Port Operations. Innovative
approach to manpower manage-
ment and training techniques
enabled them to provide daily oil spill
response and still support fleet train-
ing requirements. Its Sailors con-
ducted 135 day and night boat opera-
tions in support of the Surface Rescue
Swimmer School and 10 helicopter
squadrons. A total 815 SAR swimmer
qualifications were achieved without
CNAF Supply Management
Inspection. Received highest score
ever achieved by any NAS (99.54 per-
cent; OUTSTANDING) in August
2011. Results from this rigorous
review for record accuracy, confor-
mance to directives, performance
metrics (including lean processes),
and overall effectiveness highlights
NAS Jax's commitment to optimizing
supply chain management.
Award: "First runner up" in presti-
gious American Petroleum Institute
(API) DoN retailfuel activity award
for outstanding performance and
contributions to the fuels mission
NAS Jax inculcates a safety focused
culture at all levels. Safe operations
are an integral thread woven into
every aspect of the command's excep-
tional record. Several safety pro-
grams developed and implemented at
NAS Jax have become the gold stan-
dard throughout Southeast Region
and a benchmark for best practices
throughout the fleet.
Safety: As a continuing participant
in the Occupation Safety and Health
Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary
Protection Program (VPP), the NAS
Jax Safety Program is one of only 0.3
percent of businesses in the U.S., and
one of only six naval installations to
attain this prestigious designation.
A proactive and dynamic safety pro-
gram in 2011 resulted in a record low
number of mishaps. It exceeded the
CNO's mandated 75 percent mishap
reduction goal and was almost 70 per-
cent below the industry guidelines
for days away restricted time (DART)
established by OSHA.
Aggressive traffic safety program
instructed 800 riders in motorcycle
safety, plus, over 400 drivers in AAA
Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
Our Sailors participate in a 5K run with the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)(SW/AW) Rick West at
Jacksonville Beach on Aug. 20 to display their commitment to leadership and fitness in today's Navy.
Photo by MC2(AW) Gary Granger Jr.
NAS Jax FFSC/Sailors/Chaplains delivered immediate assistance to families arriving at Jacksonville International
Airport after being evacuated from Japan March 21.
Photos courtesy of NAS lax Chapel Center
Our Sailors volunteer at numerous events yearly. DoD participated in
the 2011 "Feds Feed Families" with a national goal of 733,800 pounds of
food and drinks. NAS Jax Sailors collected 133,912 pounds. Unloading
food and drink donations at the Second Harvest of North Florida food
bank Aug. 4 were BM3 Luis Maleta, GSMFN Andrew Schiessl, ET2 Kevin
Anderson, AEAN Jeffrey Rosefellows, AM3 Michael Thierry, and GSMFN
defensive driving and two special
teen defensive driving classes (60
students); special classes were also
added for personnel returning from
deployments to prevent wait times.
Intended results were reflected by a
government motor vehicle mishap
rate reduction to a 6-year low.
Recognized by CNRSE as activity
leader in the Navy Explosives Safety
program. Explosive safety inspection
and DoD Explosive Safety Board's
(DDESB) evaluation were flawless. It
was the only program in CONUS to be
graded "green across the board" for
the DDESB evaluation.
Proactive approach translated to
100 percent of key personnel receiv-
ing Incident Command System
(ICS) training; and the only instal-
lation in the Southeast region with
an Emergency Management Officer
(EMO) certified by FEMA as an ICS
instructor. Synergistically leveraging
this expertise toward the enterprise,
EMO regularly conducted training
across multiple NRSE/CNIC instal-
lations, saving others thousands of
dollars in TDY funds. Recognizing
Navy's commitment towards Defense
Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA),
EMO frequently trained first respond-
ers and EM personnel across the local
Masterful planning and prepared-
ness professionals, NAS Jax leads
the way to improving capability and
capacity by leveraging a state-of-the-
art Emergency Operations Center
(EOC). EMO fostered unprecedented
community relations exchanges spe-
cifically targeted at enhancing the
flow of information in time of crisis.
Fire and Emergency Services:
Rated "Best Fire Department" in
Southeast Region. Initiated mutual
aid agreements with surrounding
counties; hosted specialized hazmat
and technical rescue team training
events; fostered cohesiveness of oper-
ations with Duval and Clay counties
fire and rescue; and staffed two spe-
cial-needs hurricane evacuation shel-
ters with the city.
Always looking to optimize opera-
tional readiness, NAS Jax Fire and
Emergency Services aggressive-
ly completed rigorous certification
upgrade from basic life support ser-
vices to advanced life support ser-
Completed cost/benefit risk man-
agement analysis on human resourc-
es, reduced overtime rate by 90 per-
cent year-over-year. Resourcefully
took possession of an excess Mobile
Aircraft Fire Trainer, and then
completed all ARFF fires for Cape
Canaveral, to enhance firefighter
readiness across the region.
Force Protection Pace setter and
forward leaning: One of the first
in Southeast Region to successful-
ly implement the Navy Commercial
Access Control System (NCACS).
Enrolled 780 companies and 4,735
employees, second-highest in the
region, saving government and con-
tractors time and money.
Through innovative and for-
ward thinking, employed technol-
ogy solutions in key locations to
mitigate reductions in manpower,
while meeting requirement for 100
percent commercial vehicle inspec-
tions. Launched an aggressive project
to upgrade the installation's Access
Control and Intrusion Detection
System in order to provide increased
capability, meet all NMCI compli-
ance requirements and conformance
with the under secretary of defense
directives. System upgrade procured
at savings of more than $100,000 also
ensures compatibility with future
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NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW 5
Photos by Daphne Cassani
American Petroleum Institute (API) Navy Bulk Fuel Terminal Award winners Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville (FISCJ) Navy Bulk Fuel Terminal
north side crew stands at the rack where trucks load fuel for transport to local Navy fuel depots. (Back row, from left) Regional Fuels Engineer and runner-
up in the API Navy Civilian category Wayne Wragg, William McKinney, Lt. Jonathan Krenz, Alfred Stapleton, David Lewis, Dwayne Thomas, Kenneth Mayo,
Tomas Aviles, Joseph Marshall and Rudy Ignacio. (Front row from left) FISCJ Regional Fuel Director Brian Dodson, William Tomb, FISCJ Regional Fuel
Officer Lt. Cmdr. Mike Wilson, Harold Robinson, ABF3 Daniel Jimenez, Robert Salgado, Patrick Villa and Annabelle Ignacio. Not pictured: Walter Sampson
and Randy McCormick.
2011 IN REVIEW: A year of accomplishments base-wide
From Page 4
enterprise security solutions.
One Team One Fight: Completed 100 percent
of the training deployment qualifications for 11 Tri-
Base area tenant commands as well as 40 reserv-
ists and 60 pre-deployment Individual Augmentee
personnel during operational loss of the Kings
Bay Weapons Range. NAS Jax was first to enroll
and graduate 22 law enforcement personnel in
the 360-hour CNRSE Police Academy. Recognized
resident expertise led to installation assignment
as Academy lead for Emergency Vehicle Operators
NAS Jax Military Working Dog (MWD): The
program set the standard across the K-9 opera-
tional world. Coupling extensive experience and
knowledge with unparalleled professionalism, ken-
nel masters tasked to assist, train and re-certify
kennels across the region. Kennel of first choice
to provide detection support for bases within the
region and routinely relied upon by sister law
enforcement agencies for short notice tasker sup-
Awards: CNO Safety and Occupational
Health Safety Award 2010; 2011 Secretary of the
Navy Award for Excellence in Safety; CNRSE
Fire Department of the Year (Large Category);
Fire Prevention Department of the Year (Large
Compliance: Zero deficiencies identified dur-
ing city and state hazardous waste, air and tank
inspections. Committed to environmental stew-
ardship and community partnerships, NAS Jax
chaired the Florida Defense Alliance Growth
Management Committee that obtained Florida
Building Commission unanimous approval to
include prescriptive sound attenuation measures
in new construction and changes (first state in
nation to adopt this military partnering approach).
Chaired Installation Restoration Partnering Team
with State of Florida and federal Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) and co-chaired
Restoration Advisory Board.
Conservation and Innovative use of resourc-
es: Constructed $1.87 million expansion of reuse
effluent from station wastewater treatment plant.
Partnered with state and city to provide matching
money earmarked toward common goals of elimi-
nating all wastewater released to St. Johns River,
complying with new pollution discharge require-
ments and reducing operating expenses.
Pollution Prevention: Partnered with St. Johns
County to recycle 17 tons of vegetable oil from sta-
tion galley and clubs in return for biodiesel fuel for
station MWR vehicles. Station personnel recycled
or disposed of over a ton of debris during a station-
wide shoreline cleanup. Reclaimed 72 thousand
pounds of used oil, sold it to a local commercial
vendor, producing over $149,000 in revenue for
NAS Jax MWR Program. It recycled over 373 tons
of ordnance and targets; 737 tons of glass, paper,
cardboard, plastic, wood, electronics, used oil and
Awards: U.N. Earth Society "Earth Trustee"
Award; first military organization in world
recognized by U.N. for environmental steward-
ship. Mulberry Cove Marina was recertified as
a "Clean Marina" by the Florida Department
of Environmental Protection; the City of
Jacksonville Environmental Quality Board
Award for Leadership in Energy Conservation;
the North Florida Planning Council
Environmental Leadership Award for its waste-
water reuse and recycling efforts and the North
Florida Transportation Planning Organization
recognition for leading the way in energy conser-
Photo by Miriam S. Called
Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay dis-
cuss the energy savings and other advantages of driving solar-powered and electrical vehicles aboard
the air installation during the 2011 City of Jacksonville Symposium held at the University of North
Florida on Aug. 19.
A culture of change, which focused on ener-
gy conservation using senior-level involvement,
well-staffed and trained energy teams, aggres-
sive awareness campaigns, and innovative energy
efficiency measures, yielded an overall 21 per-
cent reduction in energy intensity and a 36 percent
reduction in water intensity from the baseline year.
These are the largest reductions in both categories
for all large installations in the Southeast Region.
Energy Efficiency: Tenaciously managed build-
ing energy monitors program to nearly 100 percent
training attainment. Completed construction of
the largest Utilities Energy Savings contract in
CNRSE history; this expertly sequenced project
incorporates 11 energy conservation measures in
more than 30 buildings, providing an annual ener-
gy savings of $3.3 million, and a simple payback of
Leading the way in shaping future shore
designs, NAS Jax executed over $6 mil-
lion in MILCON Energy Enhancements for the
P-8 Integrated Training Center (ITC) and Child
Development Center (CDC) projects. CDC "Energy
Smart" improvements included construction of
the first photovoltaic (PV) panel installation which
supports approximately 45 percent of center's daily
electrical load. PV installation underway at the new
P-8 ITC will produce approximately 302,000 KWH
of electricity per year.
At flank speed to meet SECNAV's mandate of
"Going Green," NAS Jax increased its electric/ener-
gy efficient vehicle fleet to 80 vehicles, the largest
in the region; and took significant steps towards
meeting SECNAV 2015 goal of reducing commercial
fleet petroleum use by 50 percent.
Facility Investment: Meticulously precise in
aligning requirements with resources, NAS Jax pru-
dently updated, executed and managed a strategic
installation maintenance action plan that included
over $19 million in facility maintenance and repair
projects, with priority focus on airfield repairs,
infrastructure upgrades and energy saving initia-
tives. Utilizing superior budget planning and fore-
sight, coupled with a warfighter's perspective on
the balanced set of priorities, NAS Jax aggressively
postured itself for additional "sweep up" funds,
securing $13 million in facilities services and sus-
tainment to provide seamless product delivery to
tenant commands. Overall facility construction
and service contract workload comprised 154 con-
tracts valued at $460 million.
Always seeking cost efficiencies, it leveraged
resident Seabee expertise and labor to repave sig-
nificant portions of OLF Whitehouse taxiway and
access/perimeter roads. Contractor estimated
cost was $3.5 million; in a win-win that coupled
sustainment needs with Seabee training require-
ments, project cost to installation was limited to
Fully understanding future installation needs,
NAS Jax aggressively completed base-wide storm
water repair projects totaling $6 million. Simple
pre-emptive action saved the Navy a tremendous
amount of money in storm water erosion repairs
while increasing operational sustainability.
Aligning with CNO's Maritime Strategy of
"building the future force and maintaining our
warfighter readiness," NAS Jax meticulously man-
aged multiple construction projects for the P-8
aircraft, follow-on to the P-3. Understanding what
any delay would cause to P-3/P-8 master transi-
tion plan, the NAS Jax Public Works team coordi-
nated with Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance
Force (MPRF) community to construct the P-8A
Integrated Training Center (ITC) on time and on
budget. This $48 million project consists of a two-
story, 165,665-sq.-ft. facility that is the training
lynchpin for the MPRF transition.
Working to deliver the right capability and
capacity, NAS Jax implemented the most aggressive
and successful footprint reduction program in the
region. Program includes two demolition projects
valued at $5.7 million and reduces excess capacity
by eliminating 42 building structures valued at $29
million. Overall, the project generated a footprint
reduction of 208,000 square feet.
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Photo by Clark Pierce
A formation of HS-11 "Dragonslayers" SH-60 Seahawk helicopters land at NAS Jacksonville on Nov. 18.
2011 IN REVIEW: $400 million in construction and service contracts
From Page 5
Mission Sustainment and Public
Outreach: NAS Jax continues to pre-
serve mission capability through
compatible land use partnerships
with the all five counties in the area.
Most recently, it partnered with the
City of Jacksonville (COJ) in a multi-
year encroachment protection agree-
ment that developed and executed a
unique approach to land donation,
grant submissions and easement
purchases. Aggressively working
the Readiness and Environmental
Protection Initiative (REPI) program,
NAS Jax has closed on 401.5 acres of
Community Outreach and
Participation Community Planning
and Liaison Officer (CPLO) is "ex-offi-
cio" member actively participating
with planning, zoning, growth man-
agement boards; the Transportation
Planning Organization for Northeast
Florida; the Florida Defense Alliance;
the Regional Transportation Study
Commission, and the COJ/Duval
County Post-Disaster Redevelopment
Sustaining partnerships CPLO
recognized as having CNRSE's model
mission sustainment and public out-
reach program; ensures "leadership
team" is totally engaged with growth
and development planning process-
es with the state, counties and cit-
ies near NAS Jax, OLF Whitehouse
and Pinecastle Training/Bombing
Complex. This proactive strategy
steadfastly preserves Navy's ability
to meet existing and future mission
Award: Winners of the FY
11 SECNAV Energy and Water
Management award for large Navy
FLEET AND FAMILY READINESS
Recognizing that family readi-
ness promotes mission readiness, the
air installation leadership was fully
committed to supporting our Sailors,
Navy civilians, and their families.
Bachelor Housing: Achieved
the "A" CEL and "Crystal Award"
for Customer Service Excellence in
military Bachelor Housing Category
for the second consecutive year.
Continuous pursuit of excellence
yielded a $50,000 project for replace-
ment of washers and dryers; install-
ment of new furnishings in 210 two-
man rooms; and an upgraded recre-
Galley: Provided outstanding cus-
tomer service and achieved 5-star
accreditation. Renovations further
improved the dining experience
through electrical and aesthetic
upgrades. Installed a culinary train-
ing kitchen used for on-going training
and special culinary competitions
(i.e., Iron Chefs). Innovative solutions
and increased efficiencies in invento-
ry processes reduced daily inventory
on hand by seven percent.
Lodging: By implementing an
innovative planning approach, Navy
Gateway Inns and Suites (NGIS)
reduced labor expenses from 53 per-
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AWO1(NAC/AW) Neil Young of VP-30 and his son, Nathan stand with Navy League Florida Region Navy League
President Bill Dudley (left) and Commander, Navy Region Southeast Rear Adm. Jack Scorby Jr. after being recog-
nized at the NAS Jax Individual Augmentee Luncheon on Nov. 17.
cent to 51 percent while maintain-
ing highest levels of customer service.
Epitomizing "a learning organiza-
tion," professional growth of employ-
ees is a focused priority. Achieved 100
percent compliance in NGIS "You're
Empowered to Succeed" customer
service program. NGIS manager com-
pleted rigorous Certified Lodging
Manager certification program.
Moral Welfare and Recreation
(MWR): Through efficient and effec-
tive best business practices, MWR
non-appropriated fund (NAF) busi-
ness model net profits were $1.0 mil-
lion (FY11) up from $428,000 (FY10)
an increase of 134 percent while serv-
ing 1.4 million customers.
2011 CoNA Air Show was one of
the best in the Navy. The event also
saw an increase in sponsorship
opportunities that resulted in signifi-
cant cash revenue and gifts-in-kind.
NAS Jax Golf Program served as
a leader supporting the PGA initia-
tive, "Play Golf America," by provid-
ing Youth Instruction Clinics that had
a 20 percent increase in participation.
MWR Information Tickets and
Travel (ITT) office provided $480,000
in savings, an increase of 15 percent,
by purchasing bulk tickets before
attractions increased ticket cost.
Savings were passed to customers
versus making an increase in profit.
MWR hosted the following com-
munity events: Month of the Military
Child, Month of the Military Family,
Single Sailor Concerts, National Night
Out, Barracks Bash, Easter Egg Hunt,
Sailor of the Quarter luncheons and
Command Picnics by changing mar-
keting process and moving into social
networking and increasing deckplate
marketing. Patronage to these special
events increased by 33 percent from
the previous year.
Utilizing modern communica-
tion techniques, including social net-
working media, NAS Jax increased
participation within the Single Sailor
Program. Instant updates to various
activities transmitted through text
messaging and Facebook, yielded an
impressive 14 percent increase from
Naval Hospital Jax was recog-
nized as one of the healthiest work-
sites in region during the third
annual First Coast Worksite Wellness
Conference. One of only 21 organiza-
tions to receive First Coast Healthiest
Companies Gold Level Worksite
Award for 2011, NH Jax and fellow
gold award winners were recognized
for successfully helping employees to
live healthier lives.
Child Development Center (CDC):
An award-winning program, the CDC
increased the hourly care program
from 150 visits per month to 300. The
Voluntary Pre-K Program received a
top percentile readiness rating from
the Florida Department of Education
with a score of 180 out of 200.
Family Housing: Housing Welcome
and Referral Office served over 4,344
(increase of 9 percent) personnel.
Referral office has 93 apartment com-
plexes (increase of 10 percent from
FY10), 360 single-family homes,
townhouses & condos (increase of 89
percent from FY10) that participate in
the Rental Partnership Program.
Family Housing Public Private
Venture (PPV) obtained a 99.9
percent rating on the Condition
Assessment Review, first in the
region. It received the CEL Platinum
Award for Customer Service
Excellence in recognition of provid-
ing the highest level of quality service
to our Sailors in PPV Housing.
Fleet and Family Support Center
(FFSC): Always ready to support
our Sailors and families, the FFSC
launched an aggressive prevention
program to reduce sexual assaults,
suicides and domestic violence cases
across the installation.
Powerful suicide prevention pro-
gram in place. Handpicked by NRSE
program director to develop stan-
dard operating procedures and host
suicide coordinators training for the
Utilized optimal mix of time-
proven and innovative techniques
to increase domestic violence (DV)
awareness including DV walk/rally;
Command POC's breakfast honor-
ing Family Advocacy Program (FAP);
all- day and executive training events
featuring national experts on crime
prevention; and purple ribbons
placed throughout installation streets
to highlight the number of local DV
cases where families sought FFSC
During Operation TOMADACHI
in Japan, the base mobilized a team
of FFSC readiness professionals to
assume lead role in reception and
recovery assistance to 116 family
members. The NAS Jax template was
adopted across the region as best
practice for assisting families at air-
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NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW 7
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Jamal Knight, grandson of the Navy's first African-American pilot Ensign Jesse Brown (in photo), talks about the life of his grandfather and the struggles
he endured as a black naval officer in the late 1940s during the annual African-American History Observance at the NAS Jacksonville Officers' Club on
2011 IN REVIEW: Ensuring the security, prosperity
and vital interests of the United States and its allies
From Page 6
port Crisis Reception and Recovery Center, per-
sonnel and dependent tracking, and information
Navy College Office supports the Navy's Total
Force Vision for the 21st Century as a cardinal point
in continuum of education. Responsible for all
Navy in Northeast Florida, increased Sailor course
completion rates evidence one of most effective
and efficient programs in the Navy with well-
informed Sailors enrolling in lower cost classes at
on-base academic institutions.
It successfully enrolled 2,853 Sailors in 8,647
college courses, committing over $5 million in
tuition assistance. Over 3,940 Sailors, family mem-
bers, DoN employees and civilian guests attended
one of 359 on-base college classes, and 485 aca-
demic degrees awarded to on-base students. Also,
it administered 1,286 electronic CLEP and DSST
examinations with one of highest pass rates in the
Awards: NAS lax Galley received CNIC's high-
est "five-star" accreditation. Bachelor Housing
achieved the "A" CEL and received the "Crystal
Award." Installation Sexual Assault Response
Coordinator (SARC), selected as Navy's SARC of
the Year. CDC maintained accreditation by the
National Association for the Education of Young
Children (valid through 2012) and the Youth
Activities Center maintained accreditation from
the National After-school Association.
COMMAND AND STAFF
Command: Installation Honor Support Team
continuously lauded for their professionalism;
flawlessly supported 983 local community and 65
military events; provided honors for 640 funerals,
with 375 taking place at the Jacksonville National
Public Affairs set the standard for strategic
communication and it was recognized by CHINFO
and Navy Recruiting Command for leading the
way in support of the Navy branding initiative.
Maintained strong 24/7 dialogue with 110 tenant
commands, as well as the Souotheast Region, Fleet
Forces Command and Navy Air Force, Atlantic
public affairs officers.
More than 100 news stories and photos were
picked up by local news, Navy News Stand, Navy
Times, All Hands Magazine, CNIC Communicator
Its outstanding campaign for NAS Jax CoNA
commemoration included locating and hosting
the grandson of the first African-American Naval
Aviator, Lt. j.g. Jesse Brown, during the centen-
nial's African-American Heritage Luncheon, the
design of the station CoNA historical poster, the
Distinguished Flying Cross Recipient recognition
ceremony, visits by NAS Jax female aviators to area
schools and many other events.
PAO was the driving force in the installation's
inaugural State of the Base Address; a first ever in
NRSE. This acclaimed event was widely viewed as
a best practice to inform and reinforce the installa-
tion's economic impact and ensure outreach with
Chapel: The Command Religious Program
continued to nurture Sailors and their families
through multiple signature programs. "Shipmate
to Shipmate" provided over $14,000 in assistance to
455 Sailors, retirees, DoD civilians and their fami-
The chapel distributed over $116,000 to 25 non-
profit and charitable organizations. Forged strong
Photo by Vic Pitts
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) artisans and representatives from Hawker Beechcraft and
the T-6 program office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, assist with an Aircraft Conditional
Inspection of a T-6A Texan II Trainer in Jacksonville on March 1. FRCSE artisans performed the first-
ever wing-off conditional inspection conducted in the field.
community ties by connecting Sailors with local,
state and regional community relations projects,
including disaster relief, hunger programs and
quarterly visits at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center and
the Ronald McDonald House.
Managed the "Feds Feed Families" campaign --
collecting and distributing 133,912 pounds of non-
perishable food items in a government-wide effort
to help local communities.
Info Tech Services: Fully aligned with Navy's
emphasis on information dominance using "fam-
ily of systems" approach. Installation N6 depart-
ment developed a comprehensive Enterprise Land
Mobile Radio (ELMR) Base Communications Plan
that has been adopted for use across region by
CNRSE. Southeast Region Dispatch Center cur-
rently employs this plan as standard for public
Aligning with U.S. Fleet Cyber Command/U.S.
10th Fleet Information Assurance initiatives, suc-
cessfully completed DoD Information Assurance
Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP)
for base access control system.
Only accredited base access control system in
the Southeast Region, this significant achievement
now serves as CNIC's template for other activities
engaged in similar DIACAP collaborative efforts.
Always striving for fiscal prudence, completed an
in-house accreditation which yielded a $107,000
cost savings to the government.
Business and Resources Management: Effective
administration of the OM&N budget ensured
that the overall budget execution of $66.2 mil-
lion for FY11 executed at 100 percent. The contin-
ued support and oversight of programs resulted in
zero unauthorized commitments, and effectively
applied Lean Six Sigma and process improvement
throughout the installation.
A traffic study was implemented to determine
process improvements for traffic flow into the
installation. Changes have been implemented,
which is a time savings to the employees and cus-
tomers entering the station.
Total Force Management: Fully engaged in
Navy's policies and programs aimed toward opti-
mally "balancing the force." During career pro-
gram assessment conducted by CNRSE, NAS Jax
scored a region-best of 99 percent. NAS Jax's reten-
tion rates meet or exceed all Navy retention and
attritions goals for all zones.
NAS Jax Transient Personnel Unit merged
with the Waterfront Brig to form the new NAS Jax
Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement
Facility (TPU/PCF). Skillful execution of the enter-
prise directed alignment resulted in the expedi-
tious and timely processing of over 1,100 Sailors
through the transient system, impressively yield-
ing over $5.7 million in savings of personnel costs.
Additionally, after receipt of admin separation
authorization, TPU/PCF Jacksonville averaged only
four days on station, versus the 10 days allowed to
complete the process.
Training & Readiness: The innovative training
program maintained an impressive 98-100 percent
status in Defense Readiness Reporting System-
Navy (DRRS-N) throughout 2011. Developed a
robust Defense Support to Civil Authorities (DSCA)
exercise that integrated federal, state and local
agencies in Operation Railcar, a CSX train derail-
ment and Chemical, Biological, Radiological,
Nuclear, high yield Explosive (CBRNE) decontami-
nation exercise that involved over 200 emergency
Integrated Training Team executed three major
exercises, a regional training team assessment, and
nine reliant series exercises that trained over 500
military and civilian personnel.
Handpicked by CNIC/CNRSE for Operation
SNOWFLAKE exercise that was targeted at setting
the standards for installation AIROPS Navy Mission
Essential Tasks (NMETS). Results directly impact
DRRS-N Responsibility Organization re-alignment
and established the path for all NRSE installations
Combining a continuously vigorous strategic
communication plan, and steadfast partnering
initiatives with oversight agencies, installation pre-
served critically enabling Pinecastle Range opera-
tions (Navy's only East Coast live impact range,
averages over 1,500 training periods scheduled per
Award: Chief of Information Merit Award for
newspaper, 2"d place.
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Photo by Clark Pierce
NAS Jax supports expeditionary operations and sea-based power projection. On Jan. 6, Army UH-60 Blackhawks from the 101st Airborne Division pre-
pared to deploy to Afghanistan from the NAS Jax airfield.
Photo by MCC Yan Kennon
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 7, Detachment Jacksonville Seabees
work on a resurfacing project of five miles of taxiways, access and perimeter
roads at OLF Whitehouse, a vital naval aviation readiness asset. Seabees
assigned to remove excess asphalt from an aircraft taxiway at Outlying
Field (OLF) Whitehouse during a $928K airfield resurfacing project.
Photo by Clark Pierce
The Galley offers a cutting-edge approach to food service. NAS Jax Culinary
Team was the winner of the 2011 Southeast Region Iron Chef competition on
Photo by A3 Omari Janhrette
Firefighter first responders from NAS Jax Division of First Coast Fire and Emergency
Services treat a victim from the simulated Amtrak derailment exercise on Mar. 3
near NAS Jacksonville.
Photo by Lt. j.g. Dave Mundell
VP-30 Wounded Warrior Lt. j.g. T.J. Stecker stretches and warms
up for a P90X workout. Stecker became the first person to return to
NFO training after having a leg amputated.
Photo by Clark Pierce
NAS Jax Security Officer Cliff Caserta and Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Patrolman Mark Mills look on as VP-30 Hospital Corpsman Frankie Pace discusses
his personal safety gear with Florida Highway Patrol Troopers Phil Delgado and Tom Colalillo. The event was to publicize Motorcycle Safety Awareness
NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW 9
Photo by MC1 Steve Smith
Sailors aboard the guided-missile frigate USS Boone (FFG 28) prepare to attach a pallet of supplies to an SH-60B Seahawk helicopter assigned to the NAS
Jacksonville-based "Swamp Fox" of HSL-44 during a vertical replenishment with the guided-missile frigate USS Thach (FFG 43) in the Atlantic Ocean on
May 10. The Boone and the Thach were participating in Southern Seas 2011, a U.S. Southern Command-directed operation designed to strengthen relation-
ships with regional partner nations and improve operational readiness.
A Sailor signals for an SH-60F
Seahawk, assigned to the
"Dragonslayers" of NAS
Jacksonville-based HS-11, to
depart from the flight deck of the
nuclear-powered aircraft carrier
USS Enterprise (CVN 65). The
Enterprise Carrier Strike Group
was deployed on a scheduled six-
U.S. Navy photo
Photo by Clark Pierce
An aircrewman of HSL-44 escorts Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Environment Donald Schregardus and Assistant Complex Range Manager Don
Heaton from the landing pad on Oct. 21 at the Pinecastle Range Complex Operations Center.
10 NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS IN 2011
Photo by MCI Toiette Jackson
(From right) First lady Michelle Obama was greeted Oct. 27 by local Girl Scout Ana Bautista, NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay and his
wife, Leslie, and NAS Jax CMDCM(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd.
John Quinn, deputy director, CNO Energy and
Environmental Readiness Di\ision takes control
of the cockpit in an MH-60R SeahaL k flight simulator.
Photo by MC2 Greg Johnson
Rear Adm. Mark Tidd, chief of Navy chaplains, speaks at the Navy Chaplain
Corps Fiscal Year 2012 Professional Development Training Course at NAS
Jacksonville on Sept. 28.
Photo by Clark Pierce
CS3 Louis Roberson hands Holly Petraeus her lunch selection on Nov. 15 at NAS Jax Flight Line Cafe. Patraeus, director, Office of Servicemember Affairs at
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, conducted round-table discussions with both senior leadership and junior enlisted personnel.
NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW 11
DISTINGUISHED VISITORS IN 2011
Photo by Clark Pierce
(From left) NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay welcomed Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll on Nov. 18 to the
quarterly base commanders meeting.
Mike Hardin, Sarah
Simington and Jeff
Rumaner, who appear
on the Food Network's
and Dives" show, help
NAS Jax Commanding
Officer Capt. Jeffrey
Maclay (center) cut
the ribbon, celebrating
the grand opening
of the recently
remodeled base galley
on Nov. 1. (From left)
CSC Rolando Pablo,
CS1 Joseph Garcia,
musician John Taglieri,
Heyward, SH1 Lang
and NAS Jax Supply
Officer Cmdr. Wade
Photo by MC2 Gary Granger Jr.
Photo by Clark Pierce
(From left) AFCM(AW) Carlos Gonzales of HSL-44 "Swamp Fox" explains the benefits of a new helicopter engine wash containment system to ASN (E,I&E)
Jackalyne Pfannenstiel as ADCS(AW/SW) Jim Babb looks on. The pad contains engine wash fluids, as well as fuel leaks, without having to break out a spill
12 NAS JACKSONVILLE 2011 YEAR IN REVIEW
Photo by MC2 Kevin O'Brien
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus presents the Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award to NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffery
Maclay on July 7 at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. (From left) Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations
and environment; Mabus; Maclay; NAS Jax Safety Manager Ron Williamson; NAS Jax MWR Director John Bushick; NAS Jax CMDCM Brad Shepherd; and
Vice Adm. Michael Vitale, commander, Navy Installations Command. The award is presented annually to recognize Navy and Marine Corps activities for
their quality occupational safety and health programs.
Awards earned b'
VP-5 Alfred B. Sloan Award for excellence in
VP-10 Commander, Fleet Forces Command
VP-16 -Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic
Captain Arnold Jay Isbell Trophy for superior anti-
submarine warfare and anti-surface warfare acu-
men in the P-3 community
VP-45 -Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic
Battle "E" award for superior performance in com-
VP-45 CNO Safety "S" Award
VP-45 CPRW-11 ASW Rodeo Award
Naval Facilities Engineering Command
Secretary of the Navy Safety Excellence Award
Emerging Safety Center of Excellence
Chief of Information (CHINFO) 2010
Thompson-Ravitz Awards for Excellence in
Navy Public Affairs Small, Shore Internal
CHINFO 2010 Merit Award for Web-based
Publication, 1st place.
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast
NAVAIR Commander's Award Program
Management Category (FRCSE Environmental
CNO Environmental Sustainability Team
NAVAIR and CNO Aviation Safety Awards
Joint Depot Maintenance Excellence Award for
the E-6 Mercury Fleet Support Team
Florida Education Foundation Award for
Outstanding Support of Education
Jacksonville Lean Consortium Award for Most
Improved Lean Journey
Recognized by the Florida-Georgia Blood
Alliance as the Highest Number of Donations to
the Blood Alliance, Military Category, for 2010
major tenant commands in 2011
U.S. Navy photo
Attending the SECNAV Energy and Water Management Awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on
Oct. 12 were (from left) Commander Navy Installations Command Vice Adm. Michael Vitale; Under
Secretary of the Navy Robert Work; NAS Jax Resource Efficiency Manager Cliff Plante; NAS Jax
Building Energy Monitor CS1 Scotty Wells; NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay;NAS
Jax Public Works Officer Cmdr. Gil Manalo; NAS Jax Energy Manager Lt. j.g. Luis Velaquez; and
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) Jackalyne Pfannenstiel.
Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistic
Support Center (NAVSUP FLC) Jacksonville
Honored with four American Petroleum
Institute (API) awards in 2011.
FLC Site NAS Jacksonville and Aviation Support
Detachment (ASD), Jacksonville, were awarded
an "outstanding" with an unprecedented score
of 99.54 percent on the 2011 Supply Management
Inspection by Commander, Naval Air Forces, the
highest score ever achieved at NAS Jax.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Designated as "Baby" Friendly by the World
Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations
Children's Fund (UNICEF).
Florida's First Coast Worksite Wellness
Clinical Site of the Year 2011 Award from
Uniformed Services University of the Health
Joint Commission Gold Seal of Accreditation.
Navy Surgeon General's Blue H Awards for
promoting health lifestyles and medical readiness.
Navy Inspector General recognized
Deployment Health Center, Third-Party
Collections, Case Management and Civilian
Personnel as Best Practices.
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Case
Manager of the Year.
Successfully passed 25 command readiness
Navy Operational Support Center, Jacksonville
Awarded the 2010 Navy Surgeon General's
Health Promotion and Wellness Award (Blue H,
Gold Star Level) for excellence in clinical primary
prevention services, community health promo-
tion, and medical staff health.
Photo by Jamal Nicholson
After receiving the United Nations Non-governmental Organization Earth Society Foundation Earth Trustee Award, the NAS Jacksonville team, joined by
Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Environment Donald Schregardus, display their award in front of the U.N. Peace Bell. (From left) Fleet Industrial
Supply Center Jax Hazardous Material Manager LS1 Mike Whitehurst; Schregardus; NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay; NAS Jax Public
Affairs Officer Miriam S. Gallet; and NAS Jax Environmental Director Kevin Gartland.
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
The NAS Jacksonville team was recognized by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for achieving OSHA's Voluntary Protection
Program (VPP) "Star" status. (Front row, from left) NAS Jax Safety Representative Max Bassett; Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department Aquatics
Director Meredith Blocker; NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay; Commander, Naval Safety Center Rear Adm. Arthur Johnson; Occupational
Safety and Health Administration Representative Jeffrey Romeo; Commander, Navy Region Southeast Executive Director Bruce Cwalina; and NAS Jax
Safety Officer Ron Williamson. (Second row, from left) NAS Jax Union Representative Robert Winchester; NAS Jax Safety Office Representative Lee
McLaughlin; Mulberry Cove Marina Manager Phil Collins; NAS Jax Operations Officer Cmdr. Rob Surgeoner; MA1 Barion Haywood of the NAS Jax Security
Department; MWR Director John Bushick; and Firefighter Brittany Pellerin. (Back row, from left) AC1 Matthew Hubbell and ETC Steven Cox.
Photo by AT3(AW) Kerline Pierce
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque Ed Marotz (center) proudly displays the tickets he won to NASCAR's
Ombudsman Assembly Chairman and NAS Jax Ombudsman Vivian Alcott Talladega 500 Sprint Cup race during a contest by Golden Flake at the NAS
proudly displays her certificate of appreciation after receiving the award Jax Commissary. Golden Flake Regional Manager Danny Alday (left) and
from NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay and Chris Scorby NAS Jax Commissary Store Manager Max Dimaya presented him the tickets
during the annual Ombudsmen Appreciation luncheon on Sept. 29. on Sept. 28.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville
receives a First Coast Healthiest
Companies Gold Level Worksite
Award sponsored by the
Jacksonville Mayor's Office and
North Florida Center for Global
Health and Medical Diplomacy
during the Annual First Coast
Worksite Wellness Conference
held May 16. (From left) City of
Jacksonville Chief Community
Officer Roslyn Phillips; NH Jax
Wellness Center Department
Head Lt. Candice Heck; NH Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Lynn
Welling; NH Jax Public Health
Director Capt. Joe McQuade,
M.D.; and Director of University
of North Florida Center for
Global Health and Medical
Diplomacy Yank Coble.
Photo courtesy of Tiffany Manning Photography
(From left) Balfour Beatty
Community Manager Diana
11- M I l I. mmtn i-Heintz; RPC Michael Music;
iCary McCoy; and NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt.
.. .... Jeffrey Maclay congratulate
.1 McCoy on May 25 for being
S.rawarded a $2,500 college
.r .....r scholarship.
Photo by Clark Pierce
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Photo by MC2 Greg Johnson
Senior military leadership, including (from left) Maj. Gen. James Tyre, assistant adjutant general, Florida Army National Guard; Rear Adm. Jack Scorby
Jr., commander, Navy Region Southeast; Capt. Doug Cochrane, commanding officer, NS Mayport; Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown; Col. Christopher
Michelsen, commanding officer, USMC Blount Island Command; Capt. Andy Blomme, commanding officer, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville; Rear
Adm. Kurt Tidd, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. Fourth Fleet; Col. Robert Wetzel, Operations Group commander, 125th Fighter
Wing, Florida Air National Guard Jacksonville; and Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, commanding officer, NAS Jacksonville, gather at the grandstand during the
Jacksonville Veterans Day event on Nov. 11.
Photo by HM1 Scott Morgan
LS2 Erica Mucciarone breastfeeds her two-week-old daughter, Isabella, on
Oct. 13 at NH Jax's Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic. NH Jax became the
first hospital on Florida's First Coast to be designated as a "Baby Friendly"
facility by Baby Friendly USA, a global initiative sponsored by WHO/
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Military Working Dog Brix proudly displays his medal after his retirement
ceremony Oct. 13. Brix served nine years of honorable service and deployed
twice to Iraq, once to Afghanistan and once to the Horn of Africa.
Photo courtesy of MWR
Pro bowler Dick Allen signs a bowling pin for Danny Johnson during the
Professional Bowlers Association Pro/Am Tournament at NAS Jax Freedom
Lanes on Oct. 14.
Photo by MCC Monica Nelson
Tactical initiatives and efficiency improvements create a culture essential
to mission success that saves time, money and lives. More than 1,200 solar
panels are being installed at NRSE headquarters. Former Commander, Navy
Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim Alexander makes an initial site visit to
check out the first new solar panels installed on the roof of Building 919
with NAS Jax Construction and Energy Manager Lt. j.g. Luis Velazquez and
Construction Field Engineering Manager Bill Allen Aug. 17. The energy col-
lected by the new solar panels will offset building energy consumption from
conventional electricity, making Navy Region Southeast more eco-friendly.
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Photo by Victor Pitts
The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast T-44 Advanced Multi-Engine Trainer Team completes the first depot-level repairs and modifications, including a
major rewire, avionics systems upgrade with digital display, aircraft condition inspection and configuration updates to an aging trainer aircraft on Nov. 8.
The T-44 Trainer fleet supports the Chief of Naval Air Training mission of training Navy and Marine Corps pilots on multi-engine aircraft.
Photo by Clark Pierce
Turning dirt to celebrate construction of the $6.4 million
Al Hands Club Facility at NAS Jacksonville on May 17
were (from left) Public Works Officer Cmdr. Bill Siemer,
Dave Draskovich of Friedrich Watkins Company;
MWR Zone Manager John Duncan; NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay; PWD
Engineering Technician Shawna Criswell-Seward; and
PWD Project Manager Nick Bloomer. The 25,000-sq.-ft.
facility is scheduled for completion in August of 2012.
NAS Jacksonville Wildlife Warden
Lt. Ostell Hargrove points to a pod
of mating manatees as he explains the
mating ritual of Florida manatees to a
group of onlookers. The manatees spent
the day at Manatee Cove on July 12 to the
curiosity of base personnel.
Photo by Clark Pierce
Celebrating the "Focus on Fitness Challenge" July 21 were (from left) MWR Fitness Coordinator Melissa Burns; DeCA East Director Rogers Campbell; NAS
Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay, NAS Jax Commissary Store Director Larry Bentley; Unilever Military Team Leader Kurt Hall; NAS Jax MWR
Athletics Manager Tim McKinney; Advantage Sales District Manager Maria Johnson; and Advantage Sales VP-Military Frank Morris.
Photo by Miriam Gallet
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