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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012


'Mad Foxes' return to NAS Jax


By Lt. j. g. Brian O'Bannon
VP-5 PAO

The VP-5 "Mad Foxes" are
closing another chapter of
its long history as their last
P-3C Orion returns to NAS
Jacksonville piloted by VP-5
Commanding Officer Cmdr.
Erin Osborne on Dec. 13.
Beginning in May 2012, the
Mad Foxes deployed to the
Seventh Fleet area of respon-
sibility (AOR) based primar-
ily out of Kadena Air Base
in Okinawa, Japan. This
deployment is their last as a
P-3C squadron as they com-
mence the transition to the
P-8A "Poseidon" aircraft in
February. "I am extremely
proud of the men and women
of VP-5. We trained hard dur-
ing the home cycle and peaked
on deployment. The squad-
ron's performance on-station,
on liberty and during com-
munity relations events were
recognized by our fleet com-
manders on a daily basis," said
Osborne.
The Mad Foxes distin-
guished themselves as the pre-


: 11


Lt. Justin Tureson of VP-5,
embraces his daughters, Mae
and Addy, at his homecoming.

mier fighting force and leader
in the primary mission areas of
anti-submarine warfare (ASW),
intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance (ISR) and mar-
itime domain awareness dur-
ing a demanding expedition-
ary Seventh Fleet deployment
operating in the South China
Sea, East China Sea, Sea of
Japan and Philippine Sea.
VP-5 professionally execut-
ed the "hub and two spoke"
concept throughout the AOR


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5
885


Photos by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt
Crew members wave the American flag from the first VP-5 P-3C Orion aircraft arriving home from
a six-month deployment on Nov. 30.


completing 13 exercise detach-
ments, three operational
detachments and multiple
typhoon evacuations for a total
of 26 detachments in seven
different countries through-
out the Asia-Pacific region.
Throughout the deployment,
squadron aircrew, mainte-
nance and combat support
personnel demonstrated oper-
ational excellence by achiev-
ing an impressive 98 percent
mission completion rate while
conducting more than 3,400


mishap-free flight hours. From
arguably our community's
most dynamic, demanding and
unforgiving operating environ-
ment, the men and women of
the Mad Fox Team consistently
leaned forward and executed
flawlessly.
VP-5 supported numer-
ous bilateral and multilateral
exercises in the Seventh Fleet
AOR to strengthen regional
maritime security capabilities
and increase interoperabil-
ity among participants. They


participated in major exer-
cises including Valiant Shield,
Keen Sword and Tactical
Anti-Submarine Maritime
Exercise in Australia. These
exercises helped increase
their warfighting effective-
ness and interoperability with
coalition and allied forces.
Furthermore, they detached to
multiple countries including
Singapore, Malaysia, Australia,
Philippines, Indonesia,

See VP-5, Page 8


Royal Canadian Air Force joins ASW exercise

By Clark Pierce
Editor I I


A CP-140 Aurora (the Canadian ver-
sion of Lockheed's P-3 Orion) assigned
to Maritime Patrol Squadron No. 407 is
one of the aircraft providing anti-sub-
marine warfare (ASW) support for an
Independent Deployment Certification
Exercise (ID CERTEX) Dec. 6-13 off the
Atlantic coast.
Lt. Eric Gorden of the VP-26 "Tridents"
was liaison for the Royal Canadian Air
Force (RCAF) detachment.
"VP-26 is the hosting squadron at NAS
Jax for transient maritime patrol air-
craft. We assist with customs clearance,
ground transportation and lodging, as
well as flight planning and minor main-
tenance issues that may occur."
RCAF Lead navigator Capt. Chris
Wattie and RCAF lead pilot Capt.
Matthew Manuel sat down for an inter-



VP-16



'War Eagles'



sprint to



the finish

By Lt. j.g. Amy Crisp
VP- 16 Public Affairs Officer

The VP-16 "War Eagles" are nearing
the end of the transition from the P-3C
Orion to the P-8A Poseidon. After five
months of training, the four individual
"tracks" pilots, naval flight officers
(NFOs), acoustic air warfare operators
(AAWs), and electronic warfare opera-
tors (EWOs) have come back together
as full crews to begin learning the tacti-
cal capabilities of the Poseidon.
Thus far, the NFOs (designated either
tactical coordinator (TACCO) or co-
TACCO), AAWs, and EWOs have been
working both within their tracks and
with each other to complete a series of
part task trainers and weapons tactics
trainers (WTT). These were done using
specially designed tabletop trainers
meant to mimic the mission crew sta-
tions in the aircraft as well as full-size


Photos by Clark Pierce
This Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CP-140 Aurora flew from British Columbia
to NAS Jacksonville on Dec. 4 to take part in an Independent Deployment
Certification Exercise in the Western Atlantic. A military cousin to the U.S. Navy
P-3C Orion, the RCAF Aurora first entered service in 1980.
view with Jax Air News Dec. 5 at the trans-continental training flight to the
Tridents' conference room in Hangar 511. East Coast," said Wattie.
"This is our crew's first detachment to "Since we've scheduled lots of train-
NAS Jacksonville. Since our squadron is ing for this detachment, we brought a
based at Comox, British Columbia it's a full plane of 16 crew instead of our typi-
bit unusual to get the opportunity for a cal crew of 10. The normal CP-140 crew


VP-26 hosting officer Lt. Eric Gorden
(center) brought RCAF Captains
Matthew Manuel and Chris Wattie
aboard a VP-26 "Tridents" P-3C Orion
as the crew began its preflight check-
list.

consists of two pilots, one flight engineer,
one tactical navigator, three navigators/
communicators and three airborne elec-
tronic sensor operators."
Manuel noted that the Aurora and
Orion flight decks are very similar with
only minor differences in switches and
gauges.
See RCAF, Page 10


Photo by Clark Pierce
The VP-16 "War Eagles" transition to the P-8A Poseidon has advanced according to plan. In addition to their NATOPS evalu-
ation, each pilot has logged a minimum of 50 flight hours in the P-8A.


cutouts of the P-8A fuselage, respective-
ly. All of the equipment being used for
this training is housed in the Integrated
Training Center.
During that time, the War Eagle pilots
have been completing their NATOPS
qualifications. Through a series of 27
operational flight trainer (OFT) events
and nine flights in the P-8A, the pilots
learned how to contend with basic flight
profiles as well as advanced aircraft
malfunctions. They are now NATOPS
qualified as patrol plane pilots. In order


to earn the designation of patrol plane
commander, those pilots who were pre-
viously qualified as such in the P-3C
will have to obtain approximately 50
more hours flying the P-8A.
Now that the "TAC phase" of train-
ing has begun, the squadron is com-
pleting the training events as full com-
bat aircrews, comprised of two pilots,
a TACCO, a co-TACCO, two AAWs, and
two EWOs. These events began with

See VP-16, Page 8


SINQSIDE


ToP SAILORS
NAS Jax Sailors Of The Year
Page 4


INSPECTION
Galley Ney Award
Pages 6-7


2012 YEAR
IN REVIEW
Inside This Issue


No Jax Air News until Jan. 10
Jax Air News will not be published
for the next three weeks, due to the
upcoming holidays. We will continue
to accept articles and ads for the first
issue of the new year (Jan. 10.)
The deadline for this paper is Jan. 5.
For more information, call 542-3531.
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U.S. Navy photos
A flight of four S-3B Viking jets from the "Scouts" of Sea Control Squadron (VS)
24 fly over Duval County in 1991. The Scouts soon deployed to the Arabian Gulf
in support of Operation Desert Storm, where VS-24 crews were responsible for
the first S-3B land strike over enemy territory and the first sea strike against a
hostile patrol craft.


This Week in Navy History


From Staff


Dec. 13
1775 Continental Congress provides
for the construction of five ships of 32
guns, five ships of 28 guns, and three
ships of 24 guns.
Dec. 14
1814 British squadron captures U.S.
gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, La.
1944 Rank of Fleet Admiral, U.S.
Navy (five-star admiral) is established.
1945 Capt. Sue Dauser receives
the first Distinguished Service Medal
awarded to a nurse.
1965 Navy announces completion of
1,272 ft. radio tower at North West Cape,
Australia, highest manmade structure
in the Southern Hemisphere at that
time, as a link in fleet communications.
Dec. 15
1944 Congress appoints first three of
four Fleet Admirals.
1965 Launch of Gemini 6 with Capt.
Walter Schirra Jr. as command pilot. The


mission included 16 orbits in 25 hours
and 51 minutes. Recovery was by HS-11
helicopters from USS Wasp (CVS-18).
Dec. 16
1821 Lt. Robert Stockton and Dr. Eli
Ayers, a naval surgeon and member of
American Colonizing Society, convince
a local African king to sell territory for
a colony that became the Republic of
Liberia.
1907 Great White Fleet departs
Hampton Roads, Va. to circumnavigate
the world.
1922 USS Bainbridge (DD-246) res-
cues 482 persons from burning French
transport Vinh-Long.
1941 USS Swordfish (SS-193) sinks
Japanese cargo ship Atsutasan Maru.
1942 Pharmacist's Mate First Class
Harry Roby, USNR, performs an appen-
dectomy on Torpedoman First Class W.
R. Jones on board USS Grayback (SS-
208). It is the second appendectomy per-
formed on board a submarine.
1998 In Operation Desert Fox, Navy


An S-3B Viking jet from Sea Control Squadron (VS) 22) on the ramp of NAS
Jacksonville. In 2008, the "Checkmates" deployed to Iraq as a land-based surveil-
lance squadron. The squadron was disestablished Jan. 29, 2009.


cruise missiles attack Iraq.
Dec. 17
1846 Ships under Commodore
Matthew Calbraith Perry capture
Laguna de Terminos during Mexican
War.
1941 Adm. Chester Nimitz named
commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet,
to relieve Adm. Husband Kimmel. Adm.
William Pye becomes acting command-
er until Nimitz's arrival.
Dec. 18
1902 Admiral of the Navy George
Dewey receives orders to send his
battleship to Trinidad and then to
Venezuela to make sure that Great
Britain's and Germany's dispute with
Venezuela was settled by peaceful arbi-
tration, not force.
1944 Adm. Halsey's 3rd Fleet
encounters typhoon northeast of Samar.
Destroyers USS Hull, USS Monaghan
and USS Spence sink, while 21 other
ships are damaged.
1965 River Patrol Force established
in Vietnam.
1965 Helicopters from HS-11 on USS
Wasp (CVS-18) pickup crew and capsule
of Gemini 7, after picking up the crew
and capsule of Gemini 6 two days ear-


lier.
1967 Operation Preakness II begins
in Mekong Delta.
1972 Mining and bombing of North
Vietnam resumes with Linebacker II
Operation.
Dec. 19
1870 After a month at sea in a 22-foot
boat, Coxswain William Halford, the
lone survivor of five, reaches Hawaii
to seek help for crew of USS Saginaw,
wrecked near Midway Island. Rescuers
reach the 88 Saginaw survivors on Jan.
4,1871.
Dec.20
1822 Congress authorizes the 14-ship
West Indies Squadron to suppress piracy
in the Caribbean.
1941 Adm. Ernest King designated
Commander-in-Chief, United States
Fleet in charge of all operating naval
fleets and coastal frontier forces, report-
ing directly to the President.
1974 Clearance of Suez Canal for
mines and unexploded ordnance com-
pleted by Joint Task Force.
1989 Operation Just Cause begins in
Panama.
1998 Operation Desert Fox in Iraq
ends.


Free


airport


shuttle


available

From MWR


The MWR Liberty Program is
coordinating free airport shuttle
runs for all E1-E6 single Sailors
and Marines from Dec. 12 through
Jan. 14. These shuttles will run
every four hours and will be avail-
able for departures and arrivals.
Shuttle riders must sign up
in the Liberty Center at least 24
hours in advance and must pro-
vide a copy of their itinerary dur-
ing registration.
Shuttle registration is now ongo-
ing. To register or form more infor-
mation, call 542-3491.


Chapel Center


Calendar
Sunday Services
8:15 a.m. Protestant Liturgical
Worship
9:15 a.m. Catholic Mass
9:45 a.m. Protestant Sunday
School
11 a.m. Protestant Worship
11:15 a.m. Catholic CCD
Daily Catholic Mass
11:35 a.m. (except Friday)
Weekly Bible Study
Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Chapel
Complex Building 749
and Thursdays at 7 p.m.
in the barracks
NAS Jacksonville Chapel Center
Corner ofBirmingham Avenue
& Mustin Road
542-3051


Final weeks of deployment diary


By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor


Nov. 17 The boys wake
me up saying, "Mom! Mom!
It's just two weeks until Dad
comes home!"
All I can think is that nine
days of school vacation,
Thanksgiving, and two birth-
days stand between us and
homecoming. And that seems
like an eternity, not "two
weeks." I don't want to do
another weekend without my
husband, much less a nine-
day vacation.
Nov. 18 Owen walks in
as I'm Skyping with Dustin.
He hears me say, "How do
you want me to wear my hair
when you come home: Up,
down, blonde, brown?"
"That is so weird," Owen
says. "I'm mean, that's like
really weird, Mom. Why don't
you ask him what he wants to
eat, not how you'll wear your
hair."
On the computer screen,
Dustin laughs.
Nov. 19 I should be ecstat-
ic. Dustin is home in less than
two weeks. But suddenly I
feel like I can't do one more
day without him. My friend
Amber asks if the end of
deployment feels like need-
ing to use the bathroom the
closer you get to the restroom,
the harder it is to hold on.
Nov. 20 I'm shopping
for Thanksgiving dinner. I
had to drag myself because
I don't want to celebrate
Thanksgiving. I want to speed
right through the holiday and
two upcoming birthdays,
and go directly to Dustin's
homecoming. But wait -
this deployment began with


me, "I'm almost there. Just
hold on a little longer."
Nov. 29 Dustin is home
in 48 hours! I leap out of bed
and whistle as I pack the kids'
lunches. Nothing no birth-
days, no holidays, no school
vacation stands between us
and homecoming.
Nov. 30 I can't concen-
trate at work. The kids are
wound up like tomorrow
is Christmas. Even the dog
seems full of anxious energy.
There's much to do. Over
the year, I've taken over
everything from Dustin's side
of the bed to his closet and
dresser drawers. Now I must
move back to my own side.
Also, it's time to get my hair
and nails done.
Tomorrow, Dustin is com-
ing home.


Dustin missing Thanksgiving
and Christmas of 2011. We've
had a whole year of holidays
and birthdays without him.
What's one more?
Nov. 22 Ford's 12th birth-
day and Thanksgiving. Can I
just go back to bed?
Nov. 24 The boys wake me
up saying, "Mom! Mom! Dad
comes home in one week!"
All I can think is that the
past nine days of school vaca-
tion have been cruel and
unusual punishment for
me. And one more birthday
still stands between us and
Dustin's homecoming.
Nov. 25 I want to rally for
Owen's 10th birthday. I'm in
bed by 8 p.m.
Nov. 26 Dustin calls. He's
back in the United States,
but he has to check out of his
command in Norfolk. It's one
of the first times I've heard
his voice intimately through
a phone held to my ear (rather
than a grainy, flickering com-
puter screen) in more than
a year. I become completely
unglued.
"I can't do this anymore," I
cry. "I don't think I can make
it one more week."
"You're doing great," Dustin
says. "We're almost to the
end. It's less than a week
now."
I'm crying so hard, he can
barely understand me. "I just
want you home. I'm done.
Please come home right now."
"I can't," he replied.
Nov. 28 People ask mili-
tary wives, "How do you do
it?" and we don't always have
an answer. Is there any other


choice than to just "do it"?
No, there is no (good) alter-
native. So we carry on, drag
ourselves through the grocery
store, and smile when peo-
ple say, "Wow, just four more
months!" Or "Are you so excit-
ed that he'll be home soon?"
It's only later that we look
back and say, "How did I do
that? How did I manage?"
And sometimes, that real-
ization hits even before the
homecoming date. Dustin
would be home in three days,
but already I was asking
myself, "How did I do it?" This
is the emotional equivalent of
not making it to the bathroom
in time.
On the phone, Dustin tells


Commanding Officer Public Affairs Officer
Capt. Bob Sanders Miriam S. Gallet


Executive Officer
Capt. Roy Undersander


Command
Master Chief
CMDCM(AW/SW)
Brad Shepherd


Public Affairs
Specialist
Kaylee LaRocque
Editorial Staff
Editor
Clark Pierce
Design/Layout
George Atchley


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NAS Jax announces Sailors of the Year

By Kaylee LaRocque L
NAS lax Public Affairs Specialist SwI]l 1XH U-l L-


NAS Jacksonville recently announced
its 2012 Sailors of the Year during a
command quarters.
NC1(SW/AW) Tomeka McDonald
of the NAS Jax Command Career
Counselor's Officer has been selected
as the 2012 NAS Jax Senior Sailor of the
Year.
McDonald praises her shipmates for
this prestigious recognition. "With the
support of my leadership and the great
Sailors allowing me to advise them in
their personal and professional goals, I
have set a standard for others to follow
or go beyond. I am shaping the Navy's
future every day," she said.
McDonald, a native of Griffin, Ga.,
joined the Navy in 2001 for job stability.
After completing boot camp and
Aviation Maintenance Administration
"A" School, McDonald reported to
VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville. In July 2004,
McDonald transferred to VS-31 where
she cross-rated to the Navy Counselor
rating. Other tours of duty include USS
The Sullivans, Afloat Training Group
Mayport and USS Farragut.
In November 2010, McDonald report-
ed aboard NAS Jacksonville where her
job is to enhance the personal and
professional goals of the Sailors sta-
tioned here. During her tour here, she
has implemented the command's first
Mentorship program, coordinated First
Lady Michelle Obama's visit in support
of youth mentorship in 16 area high
schools, coordinated the base Shipmate
to Workmate program and acts as presi-
dent of the combined command First
Class Petty Officers Association.
McDonald is currently focusing her
goals on becoming commissioned in
the Nurse Corps or as an administrative
officer. In her free time, she is work-
ing on her Bachelor of Science Degree
in Health Care Management and an
Associate of Arts Degree in Business
Studies.
She also enjoys spending time with
her family, mentoring others through
her church, rollerskating and playing
bingo.
IT2(IDW/SW) Tranette Harding of the
NAS Jax Security Manager's Office is the
2012 NAS Jax Sailor of the Year.


Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Senior Sailor of the Year
NC1(SW/AW) Tomeka McDonald
(right) of the NAS Jax Career Counse-
lor's Office discusses the base indoc-
trination program with EN1(SW) Chad
Burnett of Air Operations.
Harding, a native of Milwaukee,
joined the Navy in August 2006. "I
joined the Navy as a stepping stone to
do something different from the norm
in my hometown. I didn't qualify for a
Pell Grant to attend college, so I decided
this was a better route for an education
and job experience."
After attending boot camp in Great
Lakes, Ill. and Information Systems
Technician "A" School, Harding
was assigned on board USS Boxer
(LHD-4) in San Diego. From there
she reported to Naval Computer and
Telecommunications Station Sigonella,
Italy.
Harding reported to NAS Jax in
October 2011 where she helps manage
division personnel and security man-
ager programs including monitoring
active security clearances for all mil-
itary, contractors and Department of
Defense civilians. She is also responsi-
ble for executing foreign national visits
aboard the station by inspecting docu-
mentation to ensure all requests are
properly documented.
In the future, Harding plans to obtain
a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Science
in Accounting and hopes to be selected
for the Limited Duty Officer or Seaman-
to-Admiral 21 program.
During her off-duty hours, Harding
works on college credits and spends
time with her family.
As for being recognized, Harding
stresses the award is not about her
accomplishments. "The reason why
someone should be selected as a Sailor
of the Year should never be for them. It
should always be for the people above
them, who thought highly enough of
them to submit them for such an


NAS Jax Sailor of the Year IT2(IDW/ AC2 Viktor Fisher vectors aircraft in
SW) Tranette Harding of the NAS Jax the NAS Jax Air Operations Radar
Security Manager's Office works on Room as part of his daily responsibili-
some security clearances in her office. ties. Fisher has been selected as the
2012 NAS lax junior Sailor of the Year.


honor. Also, it is for the junior people
who they inspire," she said. "To be a
great leader, one must have the heart
of a servant. I am here to serve, and I
serve those I lead with honor, courage,
and commitment. That is who I am, and
that is who I inspire others to be."
AC2 Viktor Fisher of the NAS Jax
Air Operations Department has been
named the 2012 NAS Jax Junior Sailor of
the Year.
Fisher was born and raised in the
Russian Federation, and moved to the
United States when I was 12. He joined
the Navy in March 2011. "I've always
been interested in air traffic control
because it seemed like something exhil-
arating, challenging and rewarding
both on a personal and a professional
level," said Fisher.
After completing boot camp and
Air Traffic Controller "A" School in
Pensacola, Fla., Fisher reported to the
NAS Jax air traffic control tower where
his primary duties and responsibilities
are to monitor aircraft and provide traf-
fic and safety alerts. This includes vec-
toring aircraft towards the airport and
issuing necessary instruction to pilots
conducting final approaches.
Fisher's future goals are to become a
limited duty officer (LDO) in the Navy.
"Due to satisfaction and enjoyment that
I get from air traffic control, I would like
to explore it to the best of my abilities
and eventually submit an LDO pack-
age," he said.
When he's not working, Fisher spends
his time volunteering for the Wounded
Warrior Project, playing the guitar and
reading.
According to Fisher, he is thrilled to
be recognized. "Winning this award is a
great honor and a personal accomplish-


NAS Jax 2012 Blue Jacket of the Year
AC3 Joseph Barry relays information to
a pilot while on duty at the NAS Jax air
traffic control tower as part of his daily
duties.

ment. I think it's a great stepping-stone
for someone like me, who is just starting
their career in the United States Navy,"
he stated. "Most of all I am pleased that
such an accomplishment will make my
friends and family proud of me."
AC3 Joseph Barry of the NAS Jax Air
Operations Department is the 2012 NAS
Jax Blue Jacket of the Year.
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to win the award with all the great
Sailors I competed against. It is truly
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arch upon arrival at NAS Jacksonville on Dec. 8. The NAS Jacksonville-based
Fighting Tigers returned from a scheduled six-months deployment in support of
the U.S. 4th and 7th Fleets areas of responsibility.


VP-8 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Michael Marston
reunites with his children after returning
from a six-month deployment.


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VP-8 Public Affairs

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as part of their counter trans-national organized crime
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possibly already in the water, we knew that we would
have to make it last and stay on scene as long as pos-
sible," said VP-8 Plane Commander Lt. Ryan Seligman.
Upon locating the vessel the aircrew aboard the P-3C
Orion aircraft descended to investigate the distressed AP R*
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on four feet of water and would not remain afloat for
much longer. The aircrew located and contacted the
nearby merchant vessel Cap Domingo.
The crew aboard the merchant vessel agreed to pro- .
vide assistance and would arrive within 30 minutes.
Not requiring any additional immediate assistance
and already low on gas, the Fighting Tigers departed
the scene, however, remained in radio contact with
both the distressed vessel and the merchant vessel
providing assistance.
The Cap Domingo, with the Palenque having already
sunk, rescued the three Americans and the dog from
their life raft.
The survivors were brought to the port in Cartagena,
Colombia where the U.S. Embassy would coordinate -
their return to the United States. .- --...
"This situation could have turned into a huge mess
for us if you guys were not there to respond as you
did, so thank you," said OS1 Joseph Medina of the U.S.
Coast Guard District 7 Command Center.


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CS2 Anthony Taylor, a baker at the NAS Jax Flight Line Cafe carefully weighs dough while making garlic biscuits as Ney Award evaulator CW04 John Lukeivic looks on.


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CS3 Derick Chinn (right) serves a tasty Italian lunch to a patron at the NAS Jax
Flight Line Cafe.


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Ney Award evaluator CW04 John Lukeivic (center) goes over portion sizes with
CS1(AW/SW) Prince Benton (left) and CS3 Gregory Burke, to ensure no food is
wasted during the meals at the Flight Line Cafe.


CS2 David Basso of the Flight Line Cafe explains the organizational process of the
dry storage room to Alfred Rudolph, an evaluator for the Edward F. Ney Memorial
Award for food excellence during the final inspection of the galley.


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CS2 Nikita Thompson (left) and CS2 David Basso, both with the NAS Jacksonville
Flight Line Cafe, prepare bananas foster for galley patrons.




NAS Jax




Flight Line Caf6




a contender for




Ney Award

By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Public Affairs Specialist


The NAS Jax Flight Line Caf6 hosted
two evaluators for the Edward F. Ney
Memorial Award for food excellence
Dec. 4. The Flight Line Caf6, along with
NAS Oceana's galley are finalists for
the award in the Small General Mess
category.
The evaluators spent the day ques-
tioning the food service staff on every-
thing from recordkeeping and training
to food portion sizes and customer ser-
vice.
"NAS Jax is one of the finalists for the
Ney Award. We just evaluated Oceana
so this is our final stop," said Ney evalu-
ator CWO4 John Lukeivic.
"We are looking at food preparation;
sanitation; administrative procedures
such as how they handle their record-
keeping; accountability; teamwork;
enthusiasm; cleanliness the whole
nine yards. We look at the whole opera-
tion in general."
"We are also sampling the lunchtime
meal and are grading it on presentation
and taste. By being here during a meal,
we will also talk to the patrons and ask
them about their experiences regarding
customer service and the food quality,"
he continued.
"Then before leaving, we will brief
the staff here and let them know what a
great job they did. Then they are graded
and will be notified in early 2013."
Evaluator Alfred Rudolph of the
International Food Services Executives
Association (IFSEA) which co-sponsors
the Ney awards, also inspected the
Flight Line Caf6. IFSEA representatives
assist the military joint services by eval-
uating food service programs, offering
educational seminars and holding culi-


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NAS Jax Food Services Officer CWO4
Teresa Cullipher discusses some of the
refrigeration units with CWO4 John
Lukeivic, an evaluator for the Edward
F. Ney Memorial Award for food excel-
lence during the final inspection of the
Flight Line Cafe.


Alfred Rudolph, an evaluator for the
Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for
food excellence reads the NAS Jax
Flight Line Cafe pledge of service to
its patrons as CS1(SW) Scotty Wells
escorts him around the facility.
nary competitions.
"I am primarily looking for what this
facility has already achieved consis-
tency, quality and the palatability of
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012 7


CS2(SW) Paula Prine discusses the lunchtime menu
with Ney Award evaluator Alfred Rudolph as she
cooks up sausages on the grill.

Photos by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt and Kaylee LaRocque


CWO4 John Lukeivic (left) and Alfred Rudolph, evaluators for the annual Edward F. Ney Memorial Award for
food excellence, sample the lunchtime meal at the NAS Jax Flight Line Caf4.


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CS2 Shondell James, NAS Jacksonville Flight Line Caf6 (left), serves up a hearty meal to Commander, Navy
Region Southeast Rear Adm. Jack Scorby Jr. during the Capt. Edward F. Ney inspection. "The purpose of this
inspection is to evaluate the overall atmosphere, cleanliness, and service we provide to our sailors," comment-
ed Supply Department Leading Chief CSCS(SW) Wendell Heyward, of the NAS Jax Flight Line Caf6.


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CW04 John Lukeivic, an evaluator for the Edward
F. Ney Memorial Award for food excellence (left),
checks the temperature of a tub of ice cream as
CS1(SW) Larozzo Shugart of the NAS Jax Flight Line
Caf6 shows him around one of the large freezers at
the facility.


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From Page 6

the food and most importantly sanitation,"
said Rudolph.
"This facility is quite well managed and
I'm particularly impressed with the dry
storage room. They have done a beautiful
job with the layout of the room and with
the color schemes of the walls and floor-
ing."
According to NAS Jax Food Service
Officer CWO4 Teresa Cullipher, her team is
the 'best of the best'.
"Our culinary specialists strive to be
the best at everything they do. They have
won multiple culinary competitions in the
southeast region and received chef certi-
fications to enhance their knowledge and
culinary skills to provide better customer
service at the Flight Line Caf6. They are
the pinnacle of the morale at NAS Jax," said
Cullipher.


"I am so proud of this group of culinary
specialists as they have worked many
hours to get to this point. It's been a lot of
hard work, dedication and the right atti-
tude for the job," she continued. "They pro-
vide outstanding food service every single
day taking care of the customers ensuring
they have the best nutritional meal pos-
sible. They continue to provide a 5-star
dining atmosphere as you would receive
at a hotel restaurant. There is an old say-
ing that 'you are only as good as your last
meal.' Well, the Flight Line Caf6 has not
served their last meal yet!"
The Ney award is named in honor of
Capt. Edward F. Ney, head of the subsis-
tence division of the Bureau of Supplies
and Account from 1940-45. The Ney Award
is a quality of life program, as it affects the
health, morale, and retention of all Navy
Sailors. The annual award program fosters
excellence in food service across the Navy
enterprise while improving the quality of
life for Navy personnel.


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NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Bob Sanders (left), NAS Jax
Executive Officer Capt. Roy Undersander, and NAS Jax CMDCM(AW/
SW) Brad Shepherd enjoy a finely prepared meal at the Flight Line Caf6
during its inspection for the Capt. Edward F. Ney award on Dec. 4.


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Photo courtesy of VP 16
AWO2 Michael Scott of VP-16 loads a sonobuoy
into a rack aboard one of the squadron's new P-8A
Poseidon aircraft.


VP-16


From Page 1


weapon system trainers (WST). To accomplish the
WSTs, the OFTs (which include advanced visuals and
motion) are coupled with the WTTs, allowing for in-
depth crew resource management training. Also
included in the TAC phase are five tactical flights. The
NFOs and enlisted aircrew will receive their NATOPS
checks at the conclusion of the TAC phase.
The reintegration of the entire aircrew is an integral
part of employing the P-8A to its greatest potential.
"Having a flight station in the loop helps the crew
train like it will fight," commented Lt. Cmdr. Nick
Cotroneo.
In late January, VP-16 will go through their safe for
flight inspection and take custody of their first two
aircraft. At that point, they will be ready to begin the
year long inter-deployment readiness cycle, which will
further prepare them to utilize the P-8A operationally
on its first deployment. The whole P-8A team at NAS
Jacksonville is working tirelessly to ensure that the
War Eagles are ready to deploy a year from now. That
year will prove to be a historic one for the entire mari-
time patrol and reconnaissance aircraft community
as we continue to modernize our force.




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VP-5
From Page 1


Thailand, Palau and Brunei to
enhance relations and participate
in Cooperation Afloat Readiness
and Training exercises.
Squadron aircrew and
maintainers were sent to the
Philippines in support of Joint
Special Operations Task Force-
Philippines. In less than 24
hours, they were fully opera-
tional in country and provid-
ing persistent ISR coverage.
Crews streamed 54 hours of full
motion video via tactical com-
mon data-link to ground stations
embedded with Philippine and
U.S. Special Forces engaged in
direct contact with the enemy.
Their efforts resulted in Bravo
Zulus from Commander, Joint
Special Operations Task Force
Philippines, Commander, U.S.
Seventh Fleet and Commander,
Patrol and Reconnaissance Force
Seventh Fleet.
VP-5 began FY12 as the first
P-3C squadron to receive and
utilize the command, control,
communications, computers
and intelligence (C4I) ASW air-
craft modification. VP-5 deployed
five C4I ASW modified aircraft
to Seventh Fleet and focused on
operationalizing the system in
theater during reconnaissance
operations.
This capability provided a criti-
cal communication node which
enabled missions that would have
normally been aborted to con-
tinue on-station. Additionally,
VP-5 combat aircrews perfected
a method to transfer high-reso-
lution handheld digital imagery
of contacts of interest to Seventh
Fleet headquarters which provid-
ed immediate access to high reso-
lution imagery.
The 2012 Pacific Typhoon
Season was the busiest typhoon
season for Kadena Air Base in
years and brought Okinawa two of
the strongest typhoons it had seen


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Photos by MC2 Jesse Sharpe
Lt. Sean Sharp of VP-5 meets his son, Jackson, for the first time during
the squadron's homecoming celebration on Nov. 28, as his wife looks
on. It also happened to be the lieutenant's birthday.


AM2 Aaron Gabbard of VP-5 embraces his wife, Ashley, as they cele-
brate his homecoming on Nov. 28 with the "first kiss" after a six-month
deployment to Japan.


in 13 years. VP-5 safely execut-
ed 11 detachments for Typhoons
Mawar, Haikui, Sanba and Super
Typhoons Guchol Bolaven and
Jewawat.
Squadron Sailors promot-
ed a positive image of the Navy
and Maritime Patrol and
Reconnaissance Force by seek-
ing out opportunities to showcase
squadron participation in mili-
tary operations and world events
through news releases, special


activities, photographs, social
media and other informational
material.
During the four months the
squadron has been deployed, the
Mad Foxes have produced over 80
public affairs products and par-
ticipated in 25 community rela-
tions events encompassing over
400 hours of community service
to include participating and host-
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During a tour of the FRCSE Avionics (600) Division Dec. 6, AT1(AW) Justin
Garber (left) explains to Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes (center right), commander, Fleet
Readiness Centers, and others how work center Sailors are using color codes to
template engine harnesses for P-3 Orion aircraft.


COMFRC visit
Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes (left), command-
er, Fleet Readiness Centers, presents
AM3 Amber Wyatt with a plaque
declaring her the Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast (FRCSE) 2012
Junior Sailor of the Year (Sea) during
the admiral's visit to the FRCSE 500
Division on Dec. 12.


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Robert Caldwell, commanding officer of FRCSE, listen as the engines program
director, Don Dunlap, discusses how artisans support the F414 engine that pow-
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on Dec. 5.


Photos by Clark Pierce
RCAF Warrant Officer Dean Buchan, an Aurora CP-140 flight engineer, stands
by the active and passive sonobuoy load for the plane's next anti-submarine
warfare mission.

RCAF
From Page 1


"The most notable difference
between the two aircraft is the back-
end configuration for navigators and
sensor operators. The Aurora features
a tactical rail where everybody sits at
their workstation in one compartment
- much the same layout as the new
P-8A Poseidon," explained Manuel.
"We're glad to be able to take part
in CERTEX. It's good for our crews to
deploy to a different training environ-
ment than the West Coast. Here, we'll
be searching for and tracking a Los
Angeles class fast-attack submarine,
which is a new challenge for some of
our crew," said Wattie. "Working an
active ASW scenario involving a nucle-
ar sub and a task group is always a
great training opportunity. We're a full
participant in CERTEX and are able to
seamlessly integrate with American P-3
crews that pass off their contacts to us -
or vice versa."
Manuel added, "The destroyer or
frigate that we work with communi-
cates with us directly and give us our
tasking to help keep the task force safe.
The whole intent is for our aircraft to
operate seamlessly with our allies."
They mentioned that like the U.S.
Navy P-3C, the CP-140s are undergo-
ing a three-phase service life exten-
sion program that includes: a commu-
nications and flight planning systems
upgrade; the latest computer and sen-


With shades covering the cockpit
glass, RCAF lead pilot Capt. Matthew
Manuel points out some CP-140
Aurora controls that are different
than those on P-3C Orion.


RCAF Lead navigator Capt. Chris
Wattie explained that unlike the P-3C,
the CP-140 navigator and sensor sta-
tions share side-by-side space within
the fuselage.
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wings.
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Members of the NAS Jax Air Operations Department gather as Cmdr. Mike
Chan holds a certificate of special recognition from Secretary of Defense
Leon Panetta for contributions made resulting in NAS Jax winning the 2012
Commander in Chief's Installation Excellence Award during the monthly
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Fireworks strictly prohibited aboard station


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The possession of explosives and
fireworks for sale, storage, or use of any
description on board Naval Air Station
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trolled displays.
Fireworks are spectacular to watch,
and make great noises, but can be


extremely, dangerous in the hands of
amateurs. Fireworks can turn a joy-
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when children, and adults are injured
while using fireworks. The NAS
Jacksonville Fire Prevention Division
recommends attending public firework
displays, because shows are safer, and
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12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012




New playground





opens at marina

By Staff


A ribbon cutting ceremony was held
at NAS Jacksonville Dec. 5 to open a
new playground area at Sea Bat Park
near the Mulberry Cove Marina. The
playground was built with a $55,030.92
donation from the Armed Forces
Families Foundation, in conjunction
with Taco Bell franchisee Southeast
QSR.
The contribution was funded by Taco
Bell and through donations made by
diners at restaurants in Jacksonville and
other surrounding cities, as part of Taco
Bell's annual Let Freedom Bells Ring
campaign.
Additional funds were raised at
the Jacksonville Sharks Military
Appreciation Night held on May 19,
2012. All proceeds from the fundrais-
ers went to the Armed Forces Families
Foundation, a nonprofit organization
that gives 100 percent of all donations
to projects benefiting service members
and their families.
The new playground is located near
a recreation pavilion that service mem-
bers and their families use for com-
mand and private picnics. The play-
ground has slides, climbing equipment
and other age-appropriate features. The
pavilion was also renovated with a new
roof.
Representatives from Taco Bell, the
Jacksonville Sharks, and the Armed
Forces Families Foundation joined NAS
Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt.
Bob Sanders to open the new play-
ground.
"The Sharks organization is honored
to be able to support this outstanding
project. We are proud that the contri-
butions made by our fans will directly
benefit service personnel right here in
Jacksonville," stated Jacksonville Sharks
Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy.
"We appreciate both our diners and
the loyal Sharks fans supporting the
Armed Forces Families Foundation as


AM2 John Blood assists his daughter,
Natalie, down the new playground
slide as mom, Sheena Blood, the Taco
Bell mascot and Taco Bell representa-
tive Ray Williams look on.
it helps our troops' loved ones," added
Thaddeus Foster, chief operations offi-
cer and franchisee for Southeast QSR.
"We also thank the leadership at NAS
Jacksonville for supporting the project
and Fidus Roofing & Construction for
donating the sand for the area. The sup-
port is this community is truly heart-
warming."
Twenty-nine Taco Bell restaurants
in the Jacksonville, Brunswick, and St.
Augustine areas raised funds by sell-
ing paper bell icons. All proceeds go
directly back to the participating com-
munities, through the Armed Forces
Families Foundation. These fundrais-
ers have raised more than $339,000 in
three years. Another Let Freedom Bells


Photos by Shannon Leonard
(From left) Armed Forces Families Foundation Project Manager Maralee Foster,
Jacksonville Sharks Owner Larry Payne, NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Bob
Sanders, Armed Forces Families Foundation DMA Leader Ray Williams and James
Suplee with FIDUS Roofing & Construction cut the ribbon to officially open a
new playground at the Mulberry Cove Marina Sea Bat Park aboard NAS Jax on
Dec. 5.


Ring campaign is currently underway at
Taco Bell restaurants through Dec. 18.
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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Families enjoy a train ride around Patriots Grove during the event Saturday night.



shing Through the Grove

SByKaylee LaRocque


It was a warm Florida night
as nearly 1,100 active duty
members, their families and
friends came out to enjoy the
NAS Jax Dashing Through the
Grove event at Patriots Grove
Saturday night.
The NAS Jax Morale, Welfare
and Recreation (MWR)
Department coordinated the
event, which was sponsored by
VyStar Credit Union, Embry-
Riddle Aeronautical University,
University of Phoenix, Everest
University, Purchasing
Power and Allied American
University.
As the anxious children
excitedly waited for Santa
Claus and his Merry Elf to
arrive on the NAS Jax Fire
Department's ladder truck,
parents kept a vigilant watch
on their young ones.
"I came to ask Santa to bring
my daddy home for Christmas.
And to ask him for a new bike
and Barbie house," said five-
year-old Zuhailey Abreu, who's
father is currently deployed for
the next year.
Once Santa arrived and
made the rounds greeting the
crowd, the children and their
parents lined up to spend a
few quality moments telling
him what they would like for
Christmas and to have their


Five-year-old Kennedy Miller
enjoys sledding down an icy
slide at the Dashing Through
the Grove event on Dec. 8.

pictures taken. The families
also enjoyed riding a small
train around the grounds.
"This is really a great time for
the kids and it looks like they
are having fun in the snow.
We've been to the tree light-
ing event and snow at the mari-
na the past couple years and
our family really enjoys these
events," said ATCS(AW/SW)
Sean Rogers of HS-11.
While many stood in line to
see Santa, others took turns
sledding down an icy slide or
having fun bombarding one
another with snowballs.
"This is really an awesome
event. It's the first time we've
been here and it's nice to give
the kids a little taste of play-
ing in the snow because that's
something you don't see here.


One-year-old Keelan Guerra-
Cain plays in the snow for
the first time at the event.
Hundreds of military members
and their families came out to
enjoy the holiday festivities.
And it's great to bring in some
holiday cheer," said AT2(AW)
Drew Davis of HSM-70.
Before the official program
began, NAS Jax Chaplain
(Cmdr.) Shannon Skidmore
gave a short blessing. NAS
Jax Commanding Officer
Capt. Bob Sanders thanked
the guests for coming before
beginning the countdown to
light the base Christmas tree.
Members from Navy Band
Southeast and a DJ also pro-
vided some holiday music to
entertain the crowd.
"We put this event on each
year to kick off the holiday
season and bring the NAS Jax
community together. This year


Five-year-old Zuhailey, and 2-year-old Alex Abreu tell Santa that
they would like their daddy to come home for Christmas as their
mom, Janina, looks on. Their father is currently on a one-year
deployment and unfortunately won't make it home for the holi-
days.

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vative event, combining the
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Our water, our
By John Young
NAS Jacksonville Environmental Department

Rainwater falling from the sky, then
flowing in gutters, ditches, and parking
lots is it a problem, an inconvenience,
or a wonder of nature?
Water makes life possible; it really is a
"force" that surrounds us and binds us,
but George Lucas didn't know the half!
Water is behind both daisy chains and
hurricanes.
We drink it with lemon, and we drive
aircraft carriers through it. Water can
be a thing, but it can be a place too, like
the St. Johns River, so we have to make
ways for it to flow through our commu-
nity.
"Water is always around, either
as rain or because we are using it to
wash things such as kids or helicop-
ters. This water will find a way to flow
downhill; it never goes the other way,"
remarked John Young, NAS Jacksonville
Environmental Department Storm
Water Division director.
"The path may be natural or con-
structed, and the water flows clean or
dirty, depending on the path. We want
the water to flow clean so we have to
manage the path."
"The best way to put clean water back
into the river is to have it flow across
vegetation. Everyone used to think
curbs and pipes were the way to go, and
the water would flow fast and dirty,"
Young continued."
"But we're getting smarter. Now, we
route it through grass and low areas
landscaped with plants that don't mind


GROVE
From Page 14

was previously held at the marina,"
said Youth Activities Center Director
Aaron Long. "So tonight we have Santa
here to meet the children, a snow slide
and snowball area, entertainment from
Navy Band Southeast and a DJ, train
rides and free hot chocolate, cookies
and donuts."
Special thanks go out to all the
people behind the scenes includ-
ing the NAS Jax Fire Department,
Security Department, Chapel Center,
Facilities Department, Navy Exchange,
Commissary and MWR who help make


responsibility
their feet wet we call these areas "rain
gardens."
NAS Jax has a beautiful rain garden
behind the Child Development Center,
and some of Florida's largest rain gar-
dens are built around the Integrated
Training Center and many more are
planned.
The other key to rain is letting it
soak in where it falls. This tops up the
groundwater supply and reduces flood-
ing; there is also far less water to have
to build pipes and holding ("detention")
ponds for.
We soak it in, or infiltrate it, the same
way we clean it create a path full of
vegetation.
One of the biggest steps NAS Jax has
taken to soak in its stormwater is to use
paver parking, for instance at Hangar
511 and in front of the main gym and
Dewey's. Some of these actually have
grass that uses pollution as fertilizer
and cleans the dirty parking lot water.
Every person who lives and works on
base is responsible for helping keep an
eye on our water as it flows from taps,
spigots, and the sky on its long path
back to the sea.
Earth can clean the water over time,
but we must prevent pollution such as
motor oil and radiator fluid from getting
there in the first place. This is really a
water world.
We have to treat it with respect
because it's going to come back to us in
a glass, fish, or melon.
Questions pertaining to proper water
conservation can be made directly to
John.k.young@navy.mil.










Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Members of Navy Band Southeast play
some holiday selections for the crowd.

this annual event such a huge success.
Neither MWR, nor the U.S. Navy or
any other part of the federal govern-
ment officially endorses any company,
sponsor or its products or services.


Photo by Clark Pierce
This "rain garden" style of retention pond at the P-8A Integrated Training Center
on Yorktown Avenue is used to improve stormwater quality, reduce runoff vol-
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Dewey's
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Gillis St. and Keily St. off of Enterprise
Ave.
Dewey's offers a full service menu, bar
and a friendly atmosphere that is great
for all ages!
Monday Friday 10:30 a.m. 10 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 4-10 p.m.
CPO Lounge
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 11 a.m. 2
p.m.
Wednesday- Thursday 11 a.m. 6:30
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Children's Holiday Bingo
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New Year's Day Bingo Extravaganza
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Freedom Lanes Bowling Center
Call 542-3493.
Wednesday
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Wednesday Evening Bowling Special
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Shoe rental not included

Saturday Night Extreme Bowling
7 p.m. midnight
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Shoe rental included

New Year's Eve Bowling Party
Dec. 31, 7 p.m. 1 a.m.
$15 per person
Includes glow in the dark bowling, shoe
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toast & breakfast buffet! Beverages not
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Fitness & Aqualics
Call 542-2930
Family Fitness Center (located above
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Open Monday Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
For more information please contact
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Extreme Boot Camp
Behind the fitness center
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I.T.T. EvenIs
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Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey
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Photo courtesy of the Youth Activities Center


Community project

Children from the Torch Club at the NAS jax Youth Activities Center (YAC) gather
next to the box they created to collect items for PAWS (Protecting Animals With
Service) 4 Humanity as part of a community service project on Dec. 7. The Torch
Club partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and Staples Foundation
on the project to teach the children to help others in need. The children are cur-
rently holding a dog food and supply drive through Jan. 4 when the items will be
delivered to PAWS 4 Humanity, a local organization that transitions dogs from
shelters and rescues to forever homes. A Torch Club national project is held each
year to teach youths the importance of giving back and seeing a project through
completion and allow them to develop character traits and leadership skills as
they learn to influence others in a positive way. If you would like to help out,
please stop by the YAC or call 778-9772 for more information.


Jacksonville Zoo Lights
Dec. 14-31, $8 $10 per person

St. Augustine Old Town Trolley Night of
Lights
Adult $8.75, child $4

Shen Yun at the Times Union Center
Jan. 29-30, $55 $163

Jacksonville Symphony $27.50

Gatorland military member is free,
tickets available for family members at
ITT
$19.25 adult, $12.50 child, $54.25 zipline

Monster Truck Jam
Feb. 23
Preferred seating $41, lower level $22

Trapeze High Florida
Fleming Island
$35 per person

Scenic St. Augustine Cruise
Adult $11.75, child $5.50

2012 2013 Live Broadway Series
West Side Story Dec. 8
Mary Poppins Jan. 26
Billy Elliot March 2
Rock of Ages April 6

New Disney World Orlando Armed
Forces Salute 4-day hopper $153.25

Universal Studios Special
Complimentary tickets for active duty
and retirees, free 3-day, park-to-park
ticket with valid military ID. Admission
is valid for up to 14 days from first use.
Tickets are available at ITT through
March 31, 2013 and must be redeemed
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Capital One Bowl $85
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Paintball Trip
Dec. 15 at 9 a.m.
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White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec. 20
Everyone walks away with a gift!

Jaguars vs. Patriots
Dec. 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Free admission and transportation

NAm lax Golf Club
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Military Appreciation Days
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Santa Sez Golf Tournament
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$40 $50 per person

Mulberry Cove Marina
Call 542-3260.
Free Kayak & Canoe Rental
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Aulo Skills Center
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22 work bays, wheel balancing, tool
checkout, paint booth and welding!
ASE certified mechanic onsite!

Youth Activiics Center
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Drop-in care and open recreation are
available!
Family Fitness Center hours are
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Call 778-9772 for more information.

Movie Under the Stars
Dec.14, 5:30 p.m. at Patriot's Grove
Featuring How the Grinch Stole
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Disassembly

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pressure compressor stator case removed
from an F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter
aircraft. The component makes up a
section of the jet engine's propulsion plant.
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VP-30 'Dirty 30' win

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NAS Jax MWR

The 2012 Captain's Cup Fall Softball Championship
Nov. 29 came down to VP-30 "Dirty 30" and VP-26
"Tridents" battling it out on the field. VP-30 made it
to the championship game by defeating VP-26 in the
winner's bracket final 22-9.
VP-26 had to beat the Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE) "Angry Dolphins" to face VP-30
again for the base championship. VP-26 found them-
selves down 13-5 in the sixth inning, however they
came up with a huge rally by scoring seven runs to be
down one going in to the last inning.
VP-26 held FRCSE to zero runs in the top of the
seventh inning so they needed one run to tie and two
runs to win the game. VP-26's Justin Rariden hit a
three-run homer to win the game in the bottom of the
seventh.
During the championship game, VP-26 had a 17-13
lead going into the top of the fifth inning. VP-26 broke
out with a hit parade scoring 10 runs that resulted in
a 27-13 lead. VP-30 scored three runs in the bottom
of the fifth inning but it was not enough to continue
the game due to the 10-run mercy rule. VP-26 won the
game to force a second and final game for the cham-
pionship since both teams had one loss in the double


Photo by James Stewart
Members of the VP-30 "Dirty 30" proudly display
their trophy after winning the 2012 Captain's Cup
Fall Softball Championship after defeating the VP-26
"Tridents" 19-2 on Nov. 29.
elimination playoff format.
In the tournament's final game it was VP-30 that
brought the big bats. VP-30's Carl Champagne hit a
first inning grand slam and VP-30's pitcher Carlos
Muniz hit two homeruns. Darin Kosty shut down the
VP-26 batters, helped in part by great defensive play
by infielder Brian Wright.
VP-30 scored 19 runs in three innings to win the
2012 Captain's Cup Fall Softball Championship 19-2.
FRCSE finished third and Naval Computer and
Telecommunications Station Jax placed fourth during
the three-day, 14-team double elimination tourna-
ment.


NAS Jax Sports

Jingle Bell Jog 5K- Dec. 13, 11:30 a.m. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-
The run is free and open to all authorized gym patrons. 2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonseraenavy.mil.
Runners will earn captain's cup points for their commands
for participating. The run will be held on Perimeter Road
at the end of Mustin Road before the Antenna Farm.
Registration will be held at the run site from 10:30-11:15
a.m.
Captain's Cup Winter Intramural Golf League meeting y Exchange
- Jan. 16
The league is open to all NAS Jax active duty, command Naval Air Stati
DoD, DoD contractors and selective reservists. The meeting -
will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the golf course. Commands
having their athletic officer or designated representative
attend the meeting will receive five captain's cup points. All
interested personnel should attend the meeting to discuss W e Are Proud to Offer
rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league.
Captain's Cup 4-on-4 Flag Football League-Jan. 28 Professional Jewelry Repai
This league is open to all NAS Jax active duty, command
DoD, DoD contractors and selective reservists. The entry Expert Watch Repair
form and roster is due by Jan. 11. Games will be played at Outstanding Service
Sea King Park. All interested personnel should contact the
sports department to join the league.


Photo by Clark Pierce

VR-62 plane washer
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scrubber to one of the four engine nacelles that
are part of the C-130T Hercules propulsion system.
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Navy announces



Sea Shore Flow update


From Navy Personnel
Command Public Affairs


Sailors from 10 enlisted communi-
ties will see their Sea Shore Flow (SSF)
enlisted career paths adjusted in the
Navy's latest SSF Update, officials said
Dec. 4.
"Changes to the enlisted sea duty
and shore duty billet base require peri-
odic tour length updates to ensure
proper manning of our ships, sub-
marines, aviation squadrons, and
other operational units," said Navy
Personnel Command (NPC) Force
Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port.
"This year's Sea Shore Flow update
released in NAVADMIN 361/12 is on a
much smaller scale than the Sea Shore
Flow revision implemented in 2011."
Last year was the first revision to
SSF since it was implemented in 2008
and impacted 44 out of 84 enlisted
communities with more than 118,000
Sailors facing longer sea tour lengths.
This year, only 10 enlisted commu-
nities will be impacted and fewer than
9,000 Sailors will see longer sea tour
lengths."
Last year, the Navy also began a
concerted effort to balance SSF for
sea-intensive ratings by increasing
in-rate shore duty billets in Regional
Maintenance Centers (RMCs), Afloat
Training Groups (ATGs), and Fleet
Readiness Centers (FRCs) among other
critical shore activities.
These billets provide rating enhanc-
ing shore tour opportunities within
Fleet concentration areas improving
geographic stability for our Sailors and
their families," said Rear Adm. Annie
Andrews, director Navy Total Force
Division (OPNAV N12).
"As an added benefit, in-rate shore
duty billets in the RMCs, ATGs, and
FRSs increase the total number of
Sailors returning back to sea as skilled
journeymen and supervisors; expand
Fleet training capacity; and ultimately
result in better personnel, training,
and material readiness conditions on
our ships, submarines and aviation


squadrons."
Sea and shore tour lengths are set
via the SSF NAVADMIN and are driven
by the total number of sea and shore
duty billets each enlisted community
needs to fill. Every attempt is made to
balance a Sailor's personal and career
goals and desires with ensuring the
Navy's sea duty manning needs are
properly met.
Among the changes announced in
NAVADMIN 361/12, four ratings have
increased sea tour lengths; two rat-
ings have decreased sea tour lengths;
two ratings have decreased shore tour
lengths; one rating has decreased both
sea and shore tour lengths; and one
rating has decreased sea tour lengths
and increased shore tour lengths.
A summary of the changes for the 10
impacted communities and specific
SSF Enlisted Career Paths for all rat-
ings are listed in the NAVADMIN.
Detailers will review the records
of Sailors in the affected communi-
ties and make PRD adjustments as
required.
Once all of the PRD adjustments
have been completed, a formal notifi-
cation will be issued and commands
can review their EDVR (enlisted distri-
bution and verification report) for the
changes.
According to message, Sailors with
PRDs prior to August 2013 will not
have their current PRD adjusted under
the updated SSF tour lengths. Rating
detailers at NPC will determine what
PRD adjustments all other Sailors will
face based on the new policy and Fleet
readiness.
Sea Shore Flow was first implement-
ed in 2008 to replace pay-grade driv-
en Sea Shore Rotation. SSF Enlisted
Career Paths are designed to ensure
proper manning of all sea duty and
front line operational billets.
At the same time, SSF helps to pro-
vide a more desirable work-life bal-
ance throughout a Sailor's career by
working to offset the often arduous
nature of sea duty with predictable
periods of meaningful work ashore.


Photo by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt

Aircraft moved at Heritage Park
Members from NAS Jax Operations Transit Line and Airfield Management repo-
sition an A-4 Skyhawk onto a new concrete slab at Heritage Park on Dec. 6 to
make room for an EA-6B Prowler. "Fleet Readiness Center Southeast is delivering
the EA-6B on Dec. 14. It will be the newest addition to Heritage Park," comment-
ed Lt. Matthew Malmkar with NAS Jax Operations Transit Line.


Satellite pharmacy holiday hours
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Photo by NH Jax Public Affairs
Naval Hospital Jacksonville's satellite pharmacy, located near the Navy Exchange
(Building 950), will transition to holiday hours from Dec. 14 through Jan. 11. The
refill drive-up window will be open weekdays 8 a.m. 4 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.
- 3 p.m. The satellite pharmacy lobby will operate weekdays 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. 3 p.m. On Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, the satellite pharmacy lobby is
closed and the drive-up (refill pick-up only) closes at 3 p.m. For more information
call 542-7405 or go to www.facebook.com/NavalHospitalJacksonville.

Christmas tree and decoration inspections


From Staff


To reduce the risk of fire during the
holiday season, the following require-
ments are in effect at NAS Jax:
All decorations, lights and trees for
all occupancies (except housing) shall
be inspected and approved by the fire
department.
Live cut Christmas trees are not
permitted in assembly (clubs), correc-
tional, BEQ/BOQ, Navy Lodge, dormito-
ries or educational facilities.
Artificial trees in assembly occu-
pancies shall be labeled or otherwise


identified or certified by the manufac-
turer as being fire retardant.
Only Underwriters Laboratories
Inc. (UL) listed electric lights and wir-
ing decorations shall be permitted or
used on Christmas trees and other sim-
ilar decorations.
The use of candles or other similar
devices is strictly prohibited. Exception
to this rule is during religious ceremo-
nies held at places of worship such as
the base chapel.
To schedule an inspection, call 542-
0379/2783/3928/3995.


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Know Your Navy Aircraft


V-22A Osprey Tilt-rotor Aircraft


From Navy Fact File

"It's a helicopter it's a plane." The
V-22 is a joint service, multi-mission
aircraft with vertical take-off and land-
ing (VTOL) capability. It performs VTOL
missions as effectively as a conven-
tional helicopter, while also having the
long-range cruise abilities of a twin tur-
boprop aircraft.
The Osprey is a tilt-rotor aircraft
with a 38-foot rotor system and engine/
transmission nacelle mounted on each
wing tip. It can operate as a helicopter
when taking off and landing vertically.
Once airborne, the nacelles rotate for-
ward 90 degrees for horizontal flight,
converting the V-22 to a high-speed,
fuel-efficient turboprop airplane. The
wing rotates for compact storage aboard
ship.
The first flight occurred in March
1989. The V-22 is the world's first pro-
duction tilt-rotor aircraft. Planned
purchases include 360 for the Marine


Corps, 48 for the Navy and 50 for the Air
Force.
The Marine Corps is the lead service
in the development of the Osprey. The
Marine Corps version, the MV-22A,
will be an assault transport for troops,
equipment and supplies, and will be
capable of operating from ships or from
expeditionary airfields ashore. The
Navy's HV-22A will provide combat
search and rescue, delivery and retriev-
al of special warfare teams, along with
fleet logistic support transport. The Air
Force CV-22A will conduct long-range
special operations missions.
Primary Function: Vertical takeoff
and landing (VTOL) aircraft.
Contractor: Bell-Boeing.
Propulsion: Two pivoting Rolls-
Royce/Allison AE1107C engines.
Rotor Diameter: 38 feet (11.58
meters); 3 blades per rotor.
Weight: 60,500 lbs max gross weight.
Airspeed: 272 knots (cruise speed).
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (service ceiling).


Photo by MC2 lan Carver
An MV-22 Osprey conducts landing qualifications on Nov. 19 aboard the amphib-
ious transport dock ship USS New York (LPD 21) in the Mediterranean Sea. New
York is part of the Iwo Jima Amphibious Ready Group with the embarked 24th
Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) and is deployed in support of maritime
security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet
area of responsibility.


FFSC offers life skills workshops


From FFSC Public Affairs

Your NAS Jacksonville Fleet and
Family Support Center (FFSC) Life
Skills Education and Support Program
is the foremost preventive measure for
growth in personal and family issues.
All FFSC workshops and classes are
free to service members and their fami-
lies. Pre-registration is required at 542-
5745. If special accommodations or
handicapped access is required, please
notify FFSC upon registration.
The following is the schedule for 2013:
* Ombudsman Basic Training Feb. 4-6 (8
a.m.-4 p.m.), May 13-16 (5:30-10 p.m.), Aug.
19-21 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.), Nov. 12-15 (5:30-10
p.m.)
* Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Separation Workshop (7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.)
- Jan. 7-11, Jan. 14-18, Feb. 4-8, Feb. 11-
15, March 4-8, March 11-15, April 1-5, April.
8-12, May 6-10, May 13-17, June 3-7, June
17-21, July 8-12, July 15-19, Aug. 5-9, Aug.
19-23, Sept. 9-13, Sept. 16-20, Oct. 7-11,
Oct. 21-25, Nov. 4-8, Dec. 2-6.
* Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
Retirement Workshop (7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.)
- Jan. 28-Feb. 1, Feb. 25-March 1, March
25-29, April 15-19, May 20-24, June 24-28,
July 22-26, Aug. 26-30, Sept. 23-27, Oct.


28-Nov. 1, Nov. 18-22, Dec. 16-20.
* Federal Employment Workshop (9 a.m.-
noon) Feb. 19, March 20, April 22, May 3,
June 12, Aug. 16, Sept. 6, Oct. 17, Nov. 27,
Dec. 11. (Noon-3 p.m.) Jan. 22, July 2.
* Job Search & Interview Techniques
Workshop (8-9:30 a.m.) Jan. 23, April 10,
May 30, July 15, Sept. 5, Nov. 25.
* Resumes & Cover Letters Workshop (9:40
a.m.-noon) Jan. 23, April 10, May 30, July
15, Sept. 5, Nov. 25.
* Million Dollar Sailor Workshop (7:30 a.m.-
4 p.m.) Feb. 20-21, May 1-2, Aug. 14-15,
Nov. 13-14.
* Command Financial Specialist Training -
(7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.) March 18-22, June 10-
14, Sept. 30-Oct. 4, Dec. 9-13.
* Money, Debt and Credit Management
Workshop (8-11 a.m.) Jan. 22, April 30,
July 2, Oct. 15.
* Strategies for First-time Home Buyers (1-
3:30 p.m.) April 22, May 29, Sept. 4.
* Strategies for Best Deals in Car Buying
(9-10:30 a.m.) Feb. 22, May 29, Aug. 12,
Nov. 26.
* PCS Sponsor Training (1:30-3 p.m.) Feb.
14, April 11, June 13, Aug. 8, Oct. 10, Dec.
12.
* PCS Smooth Move Workshop (1:30-4
p.m.) Jan. 10, March 14, May 9, July 11,
Sept. 12, Nov. 14.
* Military Spouse 101 Workshop Jan. 28
(9-10:30 a.m.), March 16 (10-11:30 a.m.),
May 21 (5-6:30 p.m.), July 18 (1-2:30 p.m.)


Sept. 14 (1-2:30 p.m.) Nov. 21 (5-6:30 p.m.)
* What About the Kids (9-11 a.m.) Jan. 14,
Feb. 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10,
July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec.
9.
* Stress Management 101 Workshop (9-
10:30 a.m.) Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April
9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept.
10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5, Dec. 10.
Extended Stress Management Workshop
(8 a.m.-noon) Jan. 15 & 29, April 16 & 30,
July 16 & 30, Oct. 15 & 29.
* Anger Management Workshop (8 a.m.-
noon) Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April
23, May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug. 27, Sept.
24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26, Dec. 17.
Personal Anger Control Group Jan. 17-
Feb. 21 (Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), March
12 April 16 (Tuesdays 2-4 p.m.), May 2 -
June 6 (Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), June
25 July 30 (Tuesdays 2-4 p.m.), Aug. 15
- Sept. 19 (Thursdays 11 a.m.-1 p.m.), Oct.
8 Nov. 12 (2-4 p.m.)
Individual Communication (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) -
Jan. 8, March 19, May 14, July 9, Sept. 10,
Nov. 19.
Parenting with Love & Logic (1-3 p.m.) Jan.
8, 15, 22, 29; March 5, 12, 19, 26; May 7, 14,
21, 28; July 9, 16, 23, 30; Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24;
Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26.
Active Parenting of Teens (1-4 p.m.) Feb.
6, 13, 20, 27; April 3, 10, 17, 24; June 5, 12,
19, 26; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23.
Power 2 Change Women's Support Group


(9:30-11 a.m.) Every Wednesday
Expectant Families (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) March
5, June 4, Sept. 16, Dec. 3.
Tiny Tots Play Group (10 a.m.-noon) Jan.
8, 22; Feb. 5, 19; March 5, 19; April 2, 16,
30; May 14, 18; June 11, 25; July 9, 23; Aug.
6, 20; Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1, 15, 29; Nov. 12, 16;
Dec. 10, 17.
Exceptional Family Member Program
(EFMP) Orientation (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.) -Jan.
3, March 7, May. 2, July 3, Sept. 5, Nov. 7.
EFMP Command POC Training (1:30 p.m.-3
p.m.) Feb. 7, April 4, June 6, Aug. 1, Oct.
3, Dec. 5.
To register for any of the above work-
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20 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012


Crime prevention


Protecting yourself and your home during the holidays


From the NAS Jax
Physical Security Office


Many people travel during the hol-
iday season to visit friends and rela-
tives. Criminals are aware of this fact
and look for houses that are empty dur-
ing this time of year. The last thing you
want to come home to is a house that
has been burglarized, so here are a few
things you can do to protect your home.
Make your house look occupied
The best way to keep a burglar away
from your home while you are gone is
to make it appear that you never left.
Start by stopping the delivery of the
daily mail and newspaper. Put timers
on lights inside the house so they turn
on every night. The same can be done
for televisions and turn off the ringer for
your phone. All the work you have done
to create the illusion that you are home
can be shattered by a ringing phone
that is never answered.
Ask someone to stop by your home to
keep an eye on the place. Try to leave a
parked car in the driveway to make it
seem like someone is at home. Burglars
who think they have found an easy tar-
get can break into your home quickly.
One way to discourage this is by to put
up signs or stickers that state you have
a working security system in place. The
last thing a criminal wants is to set off
an alarm.
Safety when you are home
Just because you don't leave home
for the holidays doesn't meant your
house is automatically safe. A common
holiday mistake is to make it obvious
you have expensive items still in their
boxes. If a criminal can see them, they
will be far more tempted to break in.
Never place wrapped gifts where they
can be seen through a window.
A second part of keeping your holi-
day treasures hidden is to avoid put-
ting large empty boxes in front of the
house. Boxes can tell a burglar that you
have something they may want in your


home. Keep the boxes hidden until the
holidays are over, and then recycle the
packaging.
Criminals have developed methods
of breaking into most homes or build-
ings, but even a highly experienced law-
breaker will only devote a very short
time to getting inside. The longer it
takes for them to make their way in, the
better the chances are that someone
might see them and call the police. Take
steps to beef up your security measures.
Make your home a fortress
Burglars look for any easy entrance to
a home. A pet door, busted window or
unlocked point of access will let them
get in quickly. Walk around your house
and examine it to make sure there are
no vulnerable areas. Fix broken win-
dows, busted locks and any other part
of your house that is not secure imme-
diately.
Security windows are designed to
not be breakable. You can even pur-
chase bulletproof glass for extra secu-
rity. These items can get expensive, so
a good alternative is to install a second
lock on the window.
Other areas to reinforce with extra
locks and deadbolts are the front and
back doors. A criminal may take the
time to break or disable one lock on a
door, but they will think twice about
messing with one that has multiple
security devices. Glass sliding doors
can also be better secured with a secu-
rity bar. A solid bar will prevent a door
from being opened, and it cannot be
moved from the outside. You can also
find steel pins that lock into place at the
bottom of a sliding door.
Utilize an alarm system
Hiring a security company to install
an alarm in your house will be reassur-
ing, but can also be expensive. People
who can afford it may want the peace
of mind it comes with. Not only will
your home be monitored at all times,
criminals will also be discouraged from


attempting to break in when they see
the signs informing them of the alarm.
A burglar will not know if you don't
really have an alarm so buy signs and
stickers that show you are guarded by a
security service.
When you leave your home, do you
lock the doors and make sure the win-
dows are closed every time? Even if you
will not be gone for long it is important
to thoroughly secure every part of your
home.
Break-ins happen quickly
It only takes a few minutes for a break
in to occur. Most criminals move quick-
ly to avoid being caught. Burglars know
where to look for items of value in a
home. They will target dressers, desk
drawers, jewelry boxes and bathroom
counters. They will also look under the
bed or mattress, inside the toilet tank,
in the back of the refrigerator or freezer
and under rugs that may conceal a hid-
den compartment with a secret stash
of valuables. Some people think that
keeping their things in a small safe will
make them secure, but if the invader
can pick it up and carry it with them,
theywill.
One of the best possible hiding spots
for your most beloved treasures is with-
in a diversion safe that is designed to
look like a standard household product
like shaving cream or a soda can. The
look and weight of these products are
duplicated exactly, so a burglar who is
looking through your home will never
spot them. Remember to lock doors
and windows every time you leave the
house.
Going for a walk
You may leave home for a short time
to take a walk. If you have an estab-
lished watch program in place, your
block will be a much safer place. There
are more things you can do to make
sure you are safe near your home.
Walk with confidence and be
extremely aware of your surroundings


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Photo by MC3 Damian Berg


Teen driving class

The NAS Jax Safety
Office is offering a driver
improvement class Dec.
28 and Jan. 3 from 8 a.m.
to 1 p.m. in Building 1 for
dependent young driv-
ers between the age of 15
and 21 years old. They do
not have to have a driver's
license to attend. This
class will offer safety tips,
how to respond to driv-
ing emergencies, bring
awareness to risks of
driving and much more.
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at all times. Pay attention to anything
and anyone around you. Criminals do
not want to be seen and they will be
likely to leave you alone if they realize
you have noticed them. This ruins the
element of surprise that they rely on to
catch their victims off guard.
Carry a cell phone so you can make
an emergency call if you are in danger
or come across someone who is in need
of help. You may also want to bring a
self-defense weapon with you to use
against a potential assailant. There
are several options to consider. A per-
sonal alarm will activate a loud, shrill
scream that will grab the attention of
others. They will be alerted that there
is danger nearby and dial 911. A preda-
tor will most often flee the second the
ear splitting alarm is sounded. Stun
devices are available for use up close or
from a distance. They send a powerful
shock straight into the central nervous
system of an attacker that will impair
them for several minutes. Pepper spray
or Mace are also powerful devices for
your personal protection. They spray a
shot of highly potent pepper that will
sting their eyes and make breathing
very difficult. All of these weapons are
non-lethal, produce no lasting effects
and will give you the opportunity need
to get away unscathed.
Make your home and your neighbor-
hood a safe and secure place to be. The
police will help during emergency situ-
ations, but by following these tips you
can help prevent crime from hurting
you where you live.

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NAVFAC Southeast officer speaks about Native American Heritage


From Naval Facilities
Engineering Command
Southeast Public Affairs

Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas,
a member of the Oklahoma
Band of the Choctaw and
Naval Facilities Engineering
Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
disaster preparedness officer,
was the guest speaker at a lun-
cheon hosted by Construction
Battallion Maintenance Unit
(CBMU) 202 Detachment
(Det.) Jacksonville Nov. 20, in
celebration of National Native
American Heritage Month.
Vargas opened the luncheon
by playing the flute dressed in
traditional tribal clothing.
"I wanted everyone to hear
the sounds, taste the food and
learn about the Choctaw," said
Vargas.
All in attendance feasted on
a traditional meal prepared
by Vargas consisting of a Fry
Bread Taco (Venison Chili and
Tanchi Labona [Hominy corn
and pork meat]) and a dessert
of Fry Bread with honey and
powdered sugar. The venison
was hunted and harvested by
Vargas. Fry Bread was a staple
of many different tribes.
"The Choctaw were the first
tribe to be forced to Oklahoma,
so they were the people that
named the area," said Vargas.
Oklahoma means Red People/
Nation in Choctaw. At that
time the land also includ-
ed what is now known as
Arkansas.
Vargas said many tribes were
brought to the land; however,
the land was unsuitable to sus-
tain the people so the govern-
ment brought staples and left
them at the entrance to the
Reservation. Flour and lard
were some of the items left by
the Government and from the
flour and lard they learned to
make Fry Bread.
"My Choctaw name is
'Oktimpi' which means still
water," said Vargas.
He provided an abbreviated
history of the Choctaw.
According to the elders, the
Choctaw have been around
since they hunted the ani-
mals that shook the earth -
back to the age of the Woolly
Mammoth. In the 1500's, the
DeSoto Expedition (funded


Photos by Matt Simons
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
Disaster Preparedness Officer Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas, dressed
in authentic Choctaw clothing, discusses the 550 tribes depicted
in a puzzle during a luncheon hosted by Construction Batallion
Maintenance Unit 202 Detachment Jacksonville on Nov. 20.


by the Spanish Government)
headed west from Florida to
Mexico. When the DeSoto
Expedition came to the
Mississippi River they found
many small tribes that banded
together to fight against them.
The Native Americans fought
hard, repelled the invaders and
the DeSoto Expedition contin-
ued on its quest to Mexico.
The small tribes that banded
together became known as the
Choctaw. From 1500 to 1700
there was trading with peo-
ple from other lands and the
Choctaw were introduced to
turbans which they adopted as
part of their clothing.
During the War of 1812,
Chief Pushmataha sided with
Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson
and helped him and the U.S.
win the War of 1812. Chief
Pushmataha and Gen. Jackson
became friends and allies,
which then made it diffi-
cult for President Jackson to
order the Choctaw to leave the
Mississippi River Valley and
march the Trail of Tears to
Oklahoma.
In 1824, the Chief died and


the Choctaw were added to the
list of tribes ordered from their
lands to Oklahoma.
From 1830 to 1835, the U.S.
Government formally moved
out Native Americans to make
room for the white settlers to
take over their lands. Five
tribes included in the forced
move were the Chickasaw,
Cherokee, Choctaw, Cree,
and Seminole. In 1834, the
Bureau of Indian Affairs was
established as part of the War
Department.
In 1847, U.S. Government
officials travelled to the
Reservation in Oklahoma and
told the Choctaw of the famine
that was going on in Ireland.
This so moved the Choctaw
that they filled three ships with
food and sent them to Ireland
forming a bond between the
Choctaw and Irish people that
continues to this day.
In 1861, Oklahoma was
named. Oklahoma became a
state in 1907.
Vargas explained that the
Choctaw are a peaceful tribe,
only stringing their bows one
time against the U.S. during


Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Southeast
Disaster Preparedness Officer Lt. Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas, dressed
in authentic Choctaw clothing, plays a flute that is one of many
instruments used by the Choctaw during a luncheon Nov. 20.
Vargas talked about many traditional items he brought for dis-
play and provided those in attendance a traditional meal con-
sisting of a Fry Bread Taco made with venison chili and Tanchi
Labona which is hominy corn and pork meat and then for des-
sert they had Fry Bread with honey and powdered sugar.


the Civil War.
In 1879, the Government
opened Oklahoma for home-
steading, further restricting
Native American tribes.
In 1917, there were 19
Choctaw Code Talkers. Even
though the Choctaw were
not considered U.S. citizens,
as children, these same sol-
diers were beaten in school for
speaking their native language.
In 1933, the Mississippi Band
of the Choctaw was established
and the Choctaw Reservation
was established in 1945. More
recently Alabama recognized
an Alabama Band of Choctaw.
"Tradition within the
Choctaw says that as long as
the Choctaw return to Nanih
Waiya, there will always be
Choctaw," said Vargas. So, in
2006, Oktimpi (Vargas) along
with his grandfather, returned
to the land of the Choctaw,
visiting Nanih Waiya (north-
east of Philadelphia, Miss.),


doing their part to ensure the
Choctaw live on.
On display at the luncheon
were a handmade breast plate,
originally made from bone,
which was used for protec-
tion during fighting; a chocker
of the same bone used to pro-
tect the throat during fighting;
a sling shot made from Alpaca
wool; many different styles
of flutes; a ladle made from a
gourd; a bundle of sage used
for burning (when praying,
your prayers go into the leaves
then to up into the air with
the smoke to the Great Spirit);
and a puzzle depicting the 550
tribes recognized by the U.S.
Government and their loca-
tions.
Vargas is an active member of
American Indian Science and
Engineering Society and enjoys
speaking to various groups
in an effort to further edu-
cate individuals about Native
American History.


Community Calendar


VP-8 Reunion, June 3-8,
2013, in Dayton, Ohio.
Contact Bill Stewart at
(410) 661-8377 or go to:
http://www.vp8alumni.org/
reunionl.html.
Military Officers Assoc-
iation of America N.E.
Florida Chapter meets
the third Wed. of each
month. Open to active duty
and retirees of all military
branches. Contact Johnnie.
walsh@gmail.com or call 282-
4650.
National Naval Officers
Association meets the
fourth Thursday of each
month at 5 p.m. at Naval
Hospital Jacksonville.
Contact CWO3 Lionel
Jeffcoat at 594-6908 or
lionel.c.jeffcoat@uscg.mil or
retired Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nix at
542-2518 or paul.nix@navy.
mil.
Association of Aviation
Ordnancemen meets the
third Thurs. of each month at
7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve
Center on Collins Road. For
information, visit www.aao9.


com.
Retired Activities Office
at NAS Jax Fleet and Family
Support Center needs
volunteers to assist military
retirees and dependents.
Work three hours a day, one
day per week. Call 542-2766
ext. 126 from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. weekdays to volunteer.
Navy Jacksonville Yacht
Club is open to active duty,
reserve and retired military,
plus, active or retired DoD
civilians. Call 778-0805 or
email commodore@njyc.
org.
Disabled American Vet-
erans Chapter 38 meets the
second Tues. of each month
at 7 p.m. at 470 Madeira
Dr., Orange Park. Service
officers available Mon. thru
Fri., 9 a.m 2 p.m. to help
with VA claims, call 269-
2945 for an appointment.
Bingo every Thursday from
6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday
from 10 a.m. 3 p.m. The
public is welcome.
COMPASS Spouse-to-
Spouse Military Mentoring


Program. Helping others
help themselves. Call
Melanie at 200-7751 or
email: www.gocompass.org
Navy Wives Clubs of
America Jax No. 86 meets
the first Wed. of each month
at 7 p.m. in Building 857 (at
NAS Jax main gate behind
Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society). Not So New Shop
open Tues. and Thurs. (9
a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call 542-
1582 for info.
Navy Wives Clubs of
America DID No. 300
meets the second Thurs.
of each month at 7 p.m.
at Lakeshore Methodist
Church, 2246 Blanding Blvd.
Call 272-9489.
Fleet Reserve Association
Branch 290 monthly
meeting is the first Thurs.
at 8 p.m., 390 Mayport Rd.,
Atlantic Beach. Call 246-
6855.
Orange Park Lions Club
meets the second and
fourth Mon. at 7 p.m. at
423 McIntosh Avenue,
Orange Park, Fla. For more


information, call 298-1967.
National Active and
Retired Federal Employ-
ees Westside Jacksonville
Chapter 1984 meets at 1
p.m. on the fourth Thurs. of
each month at the Murray Hill
United Methodist Church,
(Fellowship Hall Building)
at 4101 College Street. Call
786-7083.
National Active and
Retired Federal Employ-
ees Clay County Chapter
1414 meets at 12:30 p.m.
on the second Tues. of
each month at the Orange
Park Library, 2054 Plainfield
Avenue. Call 276-9415.
Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet
Reserve Unit 126 meets
the second Thurs. of each
month at 10 a.m. at the Fleet
Reserve Building, 7673
Blanding Blvd. Call 771-
6850.
Retired Enlisted Assoc-
iation meets the fourth
Wed. of each month at 1
p.m. at the Fleet Reserve
Hall at 7673 Blanding Blvd.
Call 772-8622.


Final Jaguars tickets available at USO


From the USO


The NAS Jax, NS Mayport and NSB
Kings Bay USO offices are now selling
tickets to the final Jacksonville Jaguars
home game Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. Jags vs.
New England Patriots.
All tickets are located in the 200
Section, lower area in the north end
zone.
Tickets are $15 (cash only), first come,
first served.
All active duty members including
Florida National Guard, Reservists on
active duty orders and family members
are eligible to purchase/use these tick-
ets.
Military personnel with authorized
dependents may buy a maximum of
four tickets if member and dependents
equal four.
If you have less than four, you may
only purchase total for family. Spouses
may purchase tickets for military per-


sonnel, but under no circumstances are
dependent children authorized to rep-
resent the service member/spouse to
purchase tickets. Larger families desir-
ing to purchase in excess of four tickets
must be approved by the USO Center
director.
Single service members may pur-
chase a maximum of two tickets, one for
their use and one for a guest. No excep-
tions.
For deployable commands, a request
for a "block of game day tickets" may
be requested by CO/XO/CMC only to
the executive director. These blocks
may be approved for commands either
deploying or returning during the sea-
son. Requests, with justification, must
be sent to John Shockley at jshockley@
usojax.com.
If anyone is caught purchasing excess
tickets or reselling tickets he/she will be
prohibited from buying any more tick-
ets for the entire season.


' NAS Jax Commissary Holiday
Hours:
4*U+ Dec. 24 Closed at 3 p.m.
4* Dec. 25 Closed
*+ Dec. 26 Open regular hours (7 a.m. to
8 p.m.)
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documents and/or copies of professional licenses) by attaching the docu-
ments to your electronic application or fax no later than 11:59 p.m. on
Monday, December 31, 2012. If you do not furnish required documentation,
you will not be considered.
JEA is an equal opportunity and equal access employer that provides a
safe, drug-free environment for Its workers. Under F.S. 295, preference In
appointment will be given to eligible veterans and eligible spouses.
Veterans' preference in perpetuity: A person eligible for veterans' prefer-
ence in appointment (defined by s. 295.07, FS) does not forfeit employment
preference eligibility once that veteran or eligible spouse of the veteran
has been employed by a state agency or any political subdivision of this
state. Effective July 1, 2007, Florida law restores veterans' preference in
employment for all categories of protected individuals previously
employed by a state agency or any political subdivision of this state.


Auctions

PUBLIC AUCTION
Multiple Sales in One Day
Saturday, December 15th, 11AM
1801 W. 1st. St. (SR46)
Sanford, Florida
Assets from a wide variety of
business & personal concerns must
be sold. Ice Cream retail sales
company. Aircraft maintenance
company, Landscape maintenance
company, Audio visual production
company, Volusla county estate,
etc. 2010 Ford 427R Raush
Mustang, 07 Harley soft tall, trucks,
vans, trailers, UTV & ATV's,
mowers, sprayers, electronics, shop
& construction tools and equipment,
etc. Many items to numerous to list
Inspection: Fri. Dec 14th 9am-Spm &
9am day of sale. Terms: cash,
cashier check, MC, Visa, Discover,
13% buyers premium, 3% discount
for cash or qualified checks. For all
titled vehicles cash or cashier
checks, 10% BP. Deposit required
day of sale. For more Info, photos &
map go to: Auctionzip.com enter
auctioneer I D#21770
D.M. Dennett & Assoc.
"AUCTIONEERS" 407-322-1464
Fl. Lic. au 293/au454/ablS4

S Electronics

SMAGEILAN GPS
ROADMATE 1700 7"
SCREEN $100. 778-4951

1V Estate Sales

B. Langston's Presents
An Arlington Gem
Antiques t/o, turn, china, books,
jewelry, art, TOOLS. Thurs 4-7pm,
Fri./Sat. 9-5pm. 3945 Octave Dr.
www.blangston.com
B. Lanston's Presents
Stunning Julington Creek Estate
Contemporary & decorator heaven
Furn. t/o, Kinkade, art, china, jewelry,
Honda VTX, Plagglo Fly 150, tools.
420 Sarah Towers Ln. Thurs., Fri.,
-Sat. 9am-Spm. www.blangston.com
Arlington 5968 Holly Bay Ct Fri/Sat
9-5, Sun 11-2, Lots Christmas gifts,
collectables, clothes, Christmas decor.
www.yesterdayschildinc.com

W Furniture I Household

Bed-A Bargain Mattress Set New
Queen-Only $150. 904-644-0498
4, DINING TABLE 3x5 $75.
White wicker border mirror
$50. Girls bike 20" pink purple
white 7-teen $45. 904-384-7809
Oak Full size Bedroom Set,
dresser, mirror, nightstand,
head/foot board, corner wrap
-2around desk, great cond.
904-206-0941 AIP.
DI SOFA $55. DINETTE SET $75.
PR LAMPS $25. COFFEE
,4AND END TABLES $45.
ROCKER $25. 321-514-8173

V Garden I Lawn

FILL DIRT and HARD PAN A3
SAND CHEAP! Call David 416-6082

Hot Tubs ISpas

4. HOT SPRINGS SPA, $595.
Perfect cond., recently
< serviced. 904-272-1526.

Jewelry / Watches

Ladies Diamond 1 1/4ct Prin-
cess Cut Solitaire 14K white
legold 11 Clarity I-J Color Size-6
$4400. 904-269-1478

Machinery and Tools

TROY BILT 2-cycle Trimmer
TB70SS $100. Craftsman 10"
< 2Table Saw 3p hp $250.
912-576-3130

'V Medical





Misc. Merchandise

., Black & Decker Edge Hog
(Edges) Excellent cond. $40.
both $20each. 771-0457
Golf Clubs w/bag & many
extras $289. 2-Wing back chair
$200. Honey-Well Heater used
one winter $45. 771-2917
LEATHER BIKE JACKET-
black extra large 46, $100.
tt Brenda 904-614-4148


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Name(please print): Signature:
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STATION (PCS) OR "OFFICIALLY REASSIGNED' ORDERS. REAL ESTATE ADS MUST CONTAIN Classified Index.
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'r Misc. Merchandise Pets and Supplies I RVs and Supplies


TREADMILL ProForm 345S
Crosswalk digital speed, power
incline, one button stop, times
distance fat, calls, pulse $200.
771-0457
TWO BURIAL PLOTS FOR SALE
Located in Beaches Memorial Park
(Old Section 28yrs) Garden of Cross
Lot 62, Spaces A3 and A4.
New Price $5,190.
Sell $3,800 negotiable. 904-607-5831
Vinyl 45rpm records mostly
from 1970s, about 150, more or
less, rock, pop, easy, etc. some
still in paper jackets, used but
look very playable, $45 for all, In
St. Marys, 912-576-4989
Wine Cooler, very nice tall
black tower for 18 bottles $100.
Original cost $295. 904-635-1654
SWine Stand-wrought iron holds
16 bottles $50. Paid $149.00.
904-635-1654
WOOD LATHE w/stand 7"disc.
4rpm's liek new $150. 1-set
Werner Ladder Jacks, like
S new $95. 786-9651/476-7544

W Musical

Piano- Beautiful black Yamaha Baby
Grand Disklavier player piano &
bench 20 disks inci $12,000. 904-612-4590

yW Photography

5 KODAK DIGITAL CMAERA
5.0 Mega Pixels w/docking
station $75. 778-4951

W r Sporting Goods

, CANOE 14ft, 3 seats, bait box
& cooler: fiberglass hull
41 904-221-7258. $200.00
, GOLF GUARD Carrying Bag
for traveling and keeping golf
Lt clubs safe. $90. 904-542-5588
Jacksonville's
BIGGEST GUN SHOW
JAX FAIRGROUNDS
December 15th & 16th
Sat. 9-5 Sun. 10-5
FREE PARKING
INFO 407-275-7233
floridagunshows.com
S. PELLET RIFLE GAMO
SHADOW 1000, Model 1200 fps,
LGray Synthetic stock open
sights fiber optic exc. cond.
$100. 904-551-2922
& PREDATOR Model AL-700
Tree Climber $100.
t 912-576-3130


Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted

Pets and Supplies

AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS CKC -
6 weeks old, $450. 912-403-0197.
BEAGLE PUPS UKC. M/F, H/C
$500.00. DOB 9/16/12. 904-616-1873.
English Springer Spaniels AKC babies
M/F, hith cert, POP $700. 904-781-7862


GOLDEN RETRIEVERS
Christmas Goldens!. Look what
Santa has for you gorgeous M/F,
8 wks on 12/9. Taking deposits. AKC,
first shots, health certs, POP $800.
Won't last! 904-451-6389
LABS AKC Quality English. OFA &
CERF, Yellow/Black $700. 904-284-6606
Oak Ridge Labradors
MASTIFF PITBULL PUPPIES
8 weeks old. Vaccinated/registered
$500. 407-404-1369
OLDE ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPS
6W registered $1500. 904-314-7048
PERSIAN KITTENS CFA- HAPPY,
ADORABLE, shots, $300. 904-724-9620
POODLES
AKC TOY
S Moles $500.
Female $700.
health /AKC
cerl call text
L 334-4058
werd91@clearwire.net
www.plumprettypoodles.com
SIAMESE Seal point kittens 2/M
HC, Shots, 9 wks, $250. 941-650-9969
WANTED Siberian Husky Male not
neutered with registration papers.
CALL 904-272-2605 or 904-635-7694

' Livestock and Supplies

HAY- Horse & Cow Hay $20 $65.
2000 rolls, deliv. avail 904-238-7457



Aviation
Boats
Sailboats
Boat Dockage & Rentals
Marine Equipment
& Supplies
RV Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
Auto Brokers
Auto Parts
Antiques/Classics
Automobiles
Trucks/Trailers/SUVs
Vans/Buses
$2000 or Less
Commercial Vehicles
Misc. Auto
Autos/Trucks Wanted
Auto Rent/Lease

Boats

2006 G3LX22FC PONTOON
90hp, Yamaha Bear Trailer,
t Garmin Fish Finder, Stereo,
Tanning deck, many extras
$16,9000bo. 904-210-6769

RVs and Supplies

2003 Flagstaff by Forest
River, 21' excellent condi-
YLNtion, new (July,2012) tires,
awning (inside camper)
queen bed full bath; 5000.00 obo,
call 828-260-8616


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.
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VRI TRAVEL TRAILER, tow
e.g. 2 TV's front, bath, new
tires, queen bed, sips 6, Irg
slide out $12,000. 642-0881 or
716-1968

"' Motorcycles/Mini Bikes
2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON
SUPERGLIDE, 15k miles,
great condition, black &
chrome, $7000. 912-227-1860


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your military
nOWpaper.

The best bargain
i town.
For Classified Advertising,
call 904-366-6300,
or 1-800-258-4637.
Si"jrNews

S2006 HD Softall Heritage Clas-
S sic. 32k mi's. Blue w/custom
flames. New brakes. New front
& rear tires. New custom
"Ultimate" seat. Brand new HD air
horn (LOUD!). Recent 30,000 mile
service performed by HD dealer.
All prey. serv. performed by HD
dealers. Gar. kept. Never been
dropped! Custom chrome eng.
guard, quick release windshield,
chrome quick release backrest, Ithr
quick release "Tour Pac", tool kit,
first aid kit, custom cover & hel-
mets. $12,000 OBO 904-881-0650
2007 Honda Shadow Spirit 1100
Mint cond. 2500 mileage
Recently tuned, side bags,
helmet. 904-504-1577/215-9309
Price $4,950.
KAWASAKI VULCAN CLASSIC 1500
2004 Excellent condition!
7K miles. 904-264-5320. $3,000

W Auto Parts

4 4 16" Pontiac Rims $80.
Good condition.
tJL 912-576-3165

Automobiles

E-420 BENZ AMG Sports '98
4dr, silver, 120k mi, $7500obo.
< ^ BMW 7401L '98
98k mi, 4dr, white, $7500obo.
Toyota Avalon XLX "01
4dr, 98k mi, $7500 abo.
Clean cars! Call R.J. 912-467-3376
HYUNDAI HG 350L 2003
Super Condition $8,000.
73,000 miles 1 owner 904-269-2545

Trucks I Trailers / SUVs

1998 DODGE DAKOTA V6,
X-Tend cab, very good cond.,
4 -make best offer 333-7890


3K mi; 1 owner; $13,200.
inquiries call 904-536-8936.
Datsun 521- 1972 PROJECT P/U $600.
lowered, chopped, CA bed, turbo, hood
louvered Not running 904-278-2186
FORD F150 XL Super Cab 2004 -
security system, $5,495. see truck
at : 5249 Kingsbury St. 904-302-3140
TOYOTA TUNDRA '10 CrewMax
Platinum Pkg 19k $39.8K 904-282-8271


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2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012 3

... A word from the Commanding Officer, NAS Jacksonville

The success of the U.S. Navy's forward-deployed mission depends uniquely on
the performance of our people. During 2012, the stellar performance of the service
members, civilian workforce and contractors aboard NAS Jacksonville directly
contributed to 21st century naval aviation readiness and advanced the Navy's
Cooperative Maritime Strategy.
NAS Jacksonville is the Navy's master anti-submarine warfare installation, maritime
patrol and reconnaissance community hub and training center for all P-3C/P-8A aircrew
heading into today's conflict areas around the globe. In 2012, whether working on
aircraft, at a hospital ward, the galley, warehouse, office or construction site, the men
and women aboard the station played an important role in the defense of our nation and
its allies. You impressively completed nearly a quarter billion dollars of construction
without a single accident. Furthermore, you participated in the historic roll-out of the
a Anew P-8A Poseidon aircraft on our tarmac and the ribbon cutting ceremony of the
Integrated Training Center. Some personnel contributed to the seamless opening of the
Navy's only MQ-8B Fire Scout training facility and others to the ground breaking for
the MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System and
the P-8A Poseidon ordnance load training facilities aboard the base.
Additionally, when NAS Jax was selected as the installation of choice by First Lady of
the United States Michelle Obama for her "Joining Forces" military family program first
anniversary celebration, which included hundreds of military children, the entire base
joined together and ensured the event was executed flawlessly.
Throughout the year, your hard work and commitment earned the installation
numerous awards and recognition. These awards included the Installation Excellence
Award for the Southeast Region for the second consecutive year, the Secretary of
the Navy 2012 Gold Level Energy Achievement Award and the U.S. Department of
Energy 2012 Federal Energy and Water Management Water Award. This recognition
exemplifies the commitment to excellence of all who live and work on the installation.
Your participation in community outreach programs was outstanding. The hundreds of
volunteer hours at area schools, building homes, serving meals, cleaning parks and sea shores are
Capt. Bob Sanders admirable and sincerely appreciated by Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown and area residents.
Commanding Officer For more than 70 years, NAS Jacksonville has enjoyed a mutually beneficial
Naval Air Station Jacksonville partnership with the City of Jacksonville and the surrounding counties. In the coming
years, it will be necessary to build upon existing relationships to ensure realistic training
capabilities continue to exist in order for our warfighters to meet the Navy's diverse
operational requirements.
As the year ends, all personnel aboard the station can be justifiably proud of the
superlative performance that each of you exhibited throughout this highly visible twelve
months. The can-do spirit demonstrated all provided superior support to the Fleet,
Fighter and Family and enabled NAS Jacksonville to remain at the cutting-edge of naval
aviation.
My family and I wish the NAS Jax Team a very safe and peaceful Holiday Season and
2013. Bravo Zulu on a job well done.

Capt. Bob Sanders
Commanding Officer
Naval Air Station Jacksonville









Holiday Message to the Sailors from the
NAS Jacksonville Command Master Chief....

As we close the book on another top-performing year at NAS Jacksonville, I am very
proud of all of you. Whether you were serving on the flight line or a war zone, your
determination and commitment to excellence made this installation the best in the Navy.
Each of you can be justifiably proud of the great work you have done in service to your
country and for freedom all over the world.
I hope that all of you who put your lives at risk every day for our country feel the
affection and admiration of a grateful nation and the citizens of Jacksonville. We are
blessed to be part of a community that loves its military.
As we prepare to celebrate the holiday season, I ask you to maintain the same level
of energy and commitment in your off-duty endeavors as you have done throughout
the year. We need to be mindful that it only takes a traffic accident, drunken driving
incident, or a household mishap to destroy the joy of the season and, in some cases,
destroy a stellar naval career. Remembering our safety mindset at all times and
remaining vigilant as we prepare to celebrate this most joyous season will ensure happy
times.
I thank you for the high level of personal commitment you brought to our
installation's mission every day throughout 2012 and look forward to the new year
knowing that NAS Jacksonville is in capable hands. It is truly the time to embrace our
families and friends and to enjoy the ties that bind. It's for them that we continue on our
path of freedom and it is because of them that we are able to do so.
Remember it's your honor, courage and commitment that enables our great country CMDCM(AWISW) Brad Shepherd
to preserve the freedom we so dearly cherish. It is you and your family's sacrifices that C
enable Americans to enjoy another peaceful holiday season. Naval Air Station Jacksonville
Please accept my gratitude and warmest holiday wishes to you and your family.


CMDCM(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd
Command Master Chief
NAS Jacksonville









2012 Year In Review is an official publication

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4 2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012


Photo by Clark Pierce
After the helicopter's hard landing, one crash crew member keeps his fire line nozzle at the ready, as two others in full protective gear assess the pilots' medical con-
ditions and prepare to evacuate them from the cockpit.


Photos courtesy of VR 58
(From left) VR-58 AWFC Randy Watson, AWF2 Colin Garcia, an unidentified civilian contractor and AWF2 Derek Leach handle the USO pallet to be delivered.




2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012 5


Photo by Clark Pierce
As might be expected, activity on the NAS Jacksonville Airfield is slim to none the day before Thanksgiving. (From left) AC2 Jeremy Funk maintains communications
between the local controller and the airfield ground controller, as AC2 Fernando Violenusellis tests the airfield crash phone.




NAS Jax delivered effective and




sustained shore readiness in 2012


By Miriam S. Gallet
Public Affairs Officer


The year 2012 has proven to
be another remarkable year for
NAS Jacksonville as it contin-
ued its devotion to excellence
in meeting all missions. In a
dynamic and interactive col-
laboration with more than
100 tenant commands, the
air installation aligned the
requirements, resources and
acquisition processes to pro-
vide unmatched support to
transition the P-3C to P-8A, HS
to HSM, logistic and reserve
squadrons, joint services and
visiting allies.
With its prime location in
Northeast Florida, and employ-
ing 22,700 personnel, NAS
Jax continues to be a primary
instrument of national secu-
rity. Its warfighters played a
prominent role in conducting
every core capability of the
Navy Maritime Strategy.
Ready to support tomor-
row's maritime patrol and
reconnaissance forces, NAS
Jax started or completed con-
struction projects to sup-
port the P-8A Poseidon air-
craft, the Triton Broad Area
Maritime Surveillance Un-
manned Aircraft System and
MQ-8B Fire Scout helicop-
ter unmanned aerial systems
training facility-totaling nearly
$200 million.


Photo by Victor Pitts
Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Filby, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) F/A-18 product officer, explains the depot-level repairs FRCSE arti-
sans perform on the aircraft to a group of foreign attaches. Foreign attaches from 20 countries visited FRCSE on Sept. 20 as part of
their tour of Navy Region Southeast. Senior foreign high-ranking officers are visiting the United States to learn about the Navy's
capabilities and to be introduced to major cultural, industrial, governmental and historical aspects of the United States.


Furthermore, with its mis-
sion of supporting the Fleet,
Fighter and Family, the air sta-


tion was a premier installation
for delivering sustained shore
readiness for Sailors, their fam-


ilies, and civilian workforce.
Focused directly on support to
operational units, air station


personnel worked around the
clock providing services to 14
See 2012, Page 15




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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
An Army Honor Guard stands at attention as the casket of Spc. Junot Cochilus is lowered from the Angel Flight onto the NAS Jacksonville flightline on June 1.
Cochilus, 34 of Charlotte, N.C. died on May 2 in Logar Province, Afghanistan of injuries from an improvised explosive device. He was a combat engineer assigned to
the 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.


Photo by Miriam S. Called
NAS Jacksonville Sailor of the Year NC1 Rhonaka Williams greets first lady Michelle Obama during the April 12 "Joining Forces" anniversary event aboard NAS Jax.




2012 YEAR IN REVIEW, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 13, 2012 7


Photo by MC Aaron Chase
Sailors secure the wheels of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to HSL-42 on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81)
on April 24. Winston S. Churchill deployed to the U.S. Navy 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.


Photo by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt
Workers from Dennis Chavez Architects Design and Construction use a crane
to clear out sections of docks at Mulberry Cove Marina. The demolition project
makes way for a new and improved dock system that will consist of floating con-
crete piers, which are far less susceptible to deterioration and damage from the
elements.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Military working dog (MWD) handler MA2(EXW) Keith Danalewich of the NAS
Jax Security Department sprays down the outside of the renovated kennel runs
as MWR Doly watches. The kennel area was recently renovated with a new roof,
flooring, lighting, air conditioning/heating system, extended outside fenceline, a
play area for the dogs outside, additional kennels including two isolation areas for
sick dogs and a state-of-the-art camera system to monitor the dogs in the runs.
A new administration building for the handlers will be constructed in the near
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Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Bob Sanders, joined by Mayor Alvin Brown (third from left), discusses the Navy's commitment to eliminate sexual assault cases
and support victims of crime during the City of Jacksonville Mayor's National Victim's Rights Week kickoff press conference on April 23.


Photo by Gulianna Mandigo
Aviation ordnancemen of the VP-16 "War Eagles" load a CATM-84 (the training version of the Harpoon anti-ship missile) beneath the wing of a P-3C Orion on May 10
at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan. The War Eagles were on their last P-3C Orion deployment before transitioning to the P-8A Poseidon by the end of 2012.




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Photo by MC2 Gary Granger
NAS Jacksonville is a leader in green energy, reducing dependence on fossil fuel. Installation of thousands of solar panels in 2012 helped to advance the Navy's renew-
able energy and sustainability programs. This parking lot solar panels provide electricity for the P-8A Integrated Training Center.


Photo by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt
Angela Glass, environmental management system manager with NAS Jacksonville (left) and AD1 Antonio Cedeno, lead petty officer with Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE) Division 400, simulate a HAZMAT team cleaning up a fuel spill from a MK-46 torpedo. Proper cleanup and disposal is the last phase of the
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Prospective Master Chief of the Navy (MCPON)(AW/NAC) Mike Stevens praised CPO selectees from NAS Jax and NS Mayport after the five-mile run at Jacksonville
Beach on Aug. 25.


Navy officials broke ground at NAS Jacksonville on Sept. 7 for a new
training facility that will house the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance
(BAMS) unmanned aircraft system operator training program and
the P-8A Poseidon Maintenance program. Elkins Constructors Inc. of
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Photo by AMC2 Gary Granger Jr.
More than 300 Sailors from NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport and NSB Kings Bay, Ga., participate in the halftime performance as part of the Jacksonville Jaguars 9/11
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(Left) NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Bob Sanders
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Photo by MC2 Giuliana Mandigo


Photo by Lt. j.g. Kevin Wendt
From left, NAS Jax Commissary Store Worker Supervisor Andre Miller, RPC Michael Music of the NAS Jax Chapel, Dionisio Rodriguez, director of Waste Not Want
Not, and Sandra Staudt-Killea, executive director of Waste Not Want Not, load a truck full of food and supplies donated by NAS Jax Commissary patrons and vendors.
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Firearms instructor MA2 Ronald Hughes (left) and range safety officer Maj. Jerry Syrek check live cartridges and ammo clips prior to anti-terrorism and force protection
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Photo by courtesy of VR 62
A VR-62 C-130 Hercules aircraft prepares to take off from the NAS Jax flightline for a deployment to U.S. Navy Central Command area of responsibility.


Photos by MC1 Bruce Cummins
Sailors assigned to the Navy Expeditionary Medical Training Institute inaugaral Kandahar Role 3 Operational
Medical Training Progam work on "victims" during the Tactical Combat Casualty Care evolution during day
five of the two-week course. The Kandahar Role 3 Operational Medical Training Program is designed to pro-
vide necessary current professional skills training before the nearly 200 service members participating in the
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ICS2 Gerald
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..CS2 Jonathon
"Graciano,
both with NAS
Jacksonville
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roll and add
--bits of flour to
the pizza dough
before letting it
/ rest and rise.


Photo by Clark Pierce
An HSL-42 rescue swimmer reaches out as the crew
chief hoists him into the cabin of an SH-60B Seahawk
during a training exercise over the St. Johns River
near NAS Jacksonville. The "Proud Warriors" were
named 2011 Battle "E" award winners for the Atlantic
HSL expeditionary category.


Photos courtesy of VP 16
VP-16 Lt. j.g. Rod Cunha and Lt. j.g. Will Tschumy
help the students properly put on a parachute.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque


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Since returning from deployment in November, Maritime Expeditionary Security
Photo by Shannon Leonard Squadron (MSRON) 10 has been training new crews to fulfill the unit's anti-ter-
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Photo by HM1 Scott Morgan
Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Brooks (left), a recent Nurse Anesthesia
Program graduate, and NH Jacksonville Site Director Cmdr.
Brent Bushey practice using ultrasound to visualize nerve anat-
omy for an anesthetic nerve block on a mock patient. Three to
four nurse anesthesia students are assigned each year to NH
Jacksonville for 18 months of clinical, didactic and research
training as part of the Graduate School of Nursing at the
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


Photo by MC2 Salt Cebe
Mission Support/Maritime Strategy. Naval aviation recapitalization is strong aboard NAS Jax with
the home-basing of the new P-8A Poseidon and the MH-60R/S helicopters providing forward-
deployed surface and anti-submarine warfare.


Photo by Cmdr. Dewayne Roby
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast representatives joined
the International Development Bank and Fond D'Assistance Economique
et Sociale (FAES); Haitian government representatives from the Ministry
of Education, the Artibonite Department and the City of Gonaives; and
the U.S. Embassy and U.S. Southern Command at the ribbon cutting
ceremony celebrating the opening of newly constructed schools in Haiti
near the City of Gonaives. The ceremonies drew a large showing of sup-
port from both the schools and local communities.


2012


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home-based squadrons, numerous
detachments, carrier strike groups,
allies, joint commands and govern-
ment agencies. Its Air Operations
Department handled more than
52,600 flight operations and sup-
ported 30 detachments consisting
of 1,300 personnel and 242 aircraft.
Additionally, NAS Jax supported
Pinecastle Range Complex in the
Ocala National Forest, the only
Navy range on the East Coast where
warfighters can deliver live ord-
nance.
Also, the Outlying Landing Field
Whitehouse near Jacksonville, a
critical asset for air crews to train
day and night to replicate the exact
landing patterns used on aircraft
carriers, was expertly managed by
the NAS Jax team.
Throughout the year, the instal-
lation continued its unprecedent-
ed accident-free growth in 2012
by exceeding the Chief of Naval


Operations' mandated 75 percent
mishap reduction goal.
The base transformed its energy
culture and sought new or exist-
ing technical solutions for reduc-
ing energy. Overall, there are more
than 5,500 solar panels aboard
the station generating savings in
carbon dioxide emissions of 9,840
tons with an estimated annual sav-
ings of $300,000. Achieving the
Secretary of the Navy Gold Level of
Achievement Award and the U.S.
Department of Energy 2012 Federal
Energy and Water Conservation
Award solidified NAS Jax as leader
in energy efficiency.
The NAS Jax mission is about
enabling warfighter readiness,
quality of service, energy steward-
ship, and taking care of the Fleet,
Fighter and Family. By winning
the 2012 Navy Region Southeast
Installation Excellence Award for
the second consecutive year, its
warfighters proved they are second
to none.


Photo by MC2 Greg Johnson
Lt. Cmdr. Jinaki Gourdine shows students a collection of preserved insects from the Navy
Entomology Center of Excellence during her presentation as part of a community out-
reach project at Venetia Elementary School.


Photos by Miriam S. Gallet
AO1 Noami Stout of NAS Jacksonville-based VP-8 partnered with NASCAR driver
No. 99 Carl Edwards at the 54th running of the Daytona 500 on Feb. 26. Stouts
joined Edwards and rode a lap around the famed speedway and then proudly held
the American flag during the national anthem.




After Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast arti-
sans performed major
overhaul and repairs ,~ .
to an HSC-84 HH-60H
Seahawk aircraft that ,
was wrecked during
night training exer-
cises in 2009, its aircrew
installed an air intake on
the number two engine -- I
on the flight line at NAS
Jacksonville on May 21.
The Navy Reserve unit,
based in Norfolk, Va.,
makes final preparations ,
for the trip home. i. AL6i t


Photo by Victor Pitts


Photo courtesy of VR-62
On a warm night in the United Arab Emirates, VR-62 AWF2 Chris Vargas awaits
a specialized flatbed truck called a "K-loader" so he can finish unloading cargo
from Nomad 313.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Female Sailors assigned to VP-30 conduct a presentation on women in aviation
during a community outreach project at Venetia Elementary School.




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