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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 NRSE COC TRUE GRIT NOMADS HOME Check us out Online! jaxairnews.com The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) relieved the Nimitz CSG in the Arabian Sea Aug. 26, assum ing the duties as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50. CTF 50 is responsible for conducting maritime security operations, support ing theater security cooperation efforts in the region and providing support for Operation Enduring Freedom. We are now providing direct support to OEF in Afghanistan, said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, HST CSG. Every day, we will be supporting troops on the ground. Secondly, we are enhancing maritime security opera tions through our presence and inter action. Our ships throughout the region are conducting exercises and patrols with coalition navies. Ultimately, we are building trust and confidence in the region. Cmdr. Jason Darish, Harry S. Trumans combat direction center offi cer, said HST CSG is ready to perform the mission. Part of what we are doing is supporting the forces on the ground in Afghanistan with our air wing, said Darish. If there are Soldiers, Marines or NATO coalition forces on the ground who need our support, we will be there to assist their effort. As a CSG, we are also here to support counter-piracy efforts throughout the region. HST CSG participated in several exercises during the year leading up to the deployment to prepare. The strike group deployed July 22. Darish said the training has thoroughly pre pared the Sailors and Marines for any mission they may be tasked with while deployed. I think the work-ups and all the training we have accomplished has more than sufficiently prepared us to operate in this area of the world, said Darish. I feel the training did a great job to The NAS Jacksonville Navy Exchange (NEX) closed its doors early to the general public Aug. 27 for the 13th annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectee NEX Night. The night is a tradition to offer CPO Selectees and their families a night fun during the CPO 365 Phase II training sched ule. The event also allows newly selected CPOs the opportunity to purchase their new khaki uniforms and accessories and to view a fashion show por traying how to properly wear their new uniforms. I think this is a great event because its kind of an unspoken issue that you really dont learn about in leadership classes. Being a leader is about all different aspects including your appearance, said NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander. Undersander also addressed the spouses in the audience. You should be extreme ly proud of your chief selectees this is a big step in their careers. I know CPO 365 Phase II has been challenging but everything that weve done here is for a pur pose to educate them. And, I want to stress that it really is a family event because spouses and children all make sacri fices in supporting their service members. During the fashion show, several chiefs mod eled the many different types of uniforms that the CPO selectees would soon be wearing as NEX associates modeled what type of clothing spouses could wear to such events as the Khaki Ball. After the show, guests were treated to snacks and cake in the NEX Food Court. The CPO selectees were also given gift bags filled with good ies from the NEX. ITC(Sel) Shawntavia Keaton of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Jax attended the event with her family. I really think this was a nice event for the Navy Exchange to put on. The fashion show was a great way to show us the proper way to wear our new uni forms. I really enjoyed it. I really didnt real ize how many uniforms we actually had so it was good to learn how to wear them, added ETC(Sel) Justin Weakland of Mobile Tactical Navy Exchange honors CPO selectees Truman Carrier Strike Group assumes the watch at 5th FleetHSM-74 assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 Naval Air Station Jacksonville hosts CNICCommander, Navy Installations Command Vice Adm. William French conducted a familiarization tour of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) on Aug. 30, after also visiting Naval Station Mayport. The admiral began the day by participating in an all-hands morning quarters at the Building 1 flagpole where he also presented several awards to NAS Jax Sailors. I am glad to be here with you today to learn what we can do at headquarters to allow you to do your job better in supporting the fleet, French told the Sailors and civilians. Im excited to see all the great things that are happening at NAS Jacksonville. French also stressed the importance of spending time with families and friends during the holiday weekend but reminded the troops about safety con cerns. Labor Day is one of the busiest times on the highways and we want everyone to return here safely after the long holiday weekend. French then met with base leadership and depart ment heads for a roundtable discussion about various issues concerning the mission and services of the sta tion. Its important for us to know your challenges out

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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 Sept. 5 1776 Adoption of first uni forms for Navy officers. 1813USS Enterprise cap tures HM brig Boxer off Portland, Maine. 1918 The transport USS Mount Vernon is torpedoed by German submarine off France. 1923 U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake. 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt orders Navy to form a Neutrality Patrol to report the presence of foreign warships within 300 miles of eastern United States. 1946 USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB-42) and four escorts visit Greece to under score U.S. support for the Greek Government which faced a communist insurgency. 1990 USS Acadia (AD-42) departs San Diego for first wartime deployment of malefemale crew on combat vessel. Sept. 6 1918 Sailors fire first of five railroad artillery batteries at Tergnier, a German railhead in the Comeigne Forest. These 14 50-caliber guns were originally designed for battleships. 1940 First destroyers transferred to Great Britain at Halifax, Nova Scotia, under Destroyers-for-Bases agree ment. 1944 USS Independence (CVL-22) begins use of special ly trained air group for night work. First time that a fully equipped night carrier oper ates with fast carrier task force. 1945 American troops begin returning to U.S. when Task Force 11 leaves Tokyo Bay. 1953 Exchange of prison ers of war from Korean War (Operations Big Switch) ends. 1997 Commissioning of USS Hopper (DDG-70), named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist. Sept. 7 1775 The colonial navys first prize, the British sup ply ship, Unity, was captured by the Continental schooner Hannah. 1776 David Bushnell attempts to destroy British ship of the line HMS Asia, in New York harbor with his subma rine Turtle. 1942 First air evacuation of casualties to hospital ships off shore occurs at Guadalcanal. Sept. 8 1923 In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroy ers run aground due to faulty navigation. 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaims lim ited national emergency and increases enlisted strength in the Navy and Marine Corps. He also authorizes the recall to active duty of officers, enlisted and nurses on the retired lists of the Navy and Marine Corps. 1954 U.S. signs Manila Treaty forming SEATO. 1958 Lt. R. H. Tabor, wear ing a Navy developed pressure suit, completes 72-hour simu lated flight at altitudes as high as 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts. Sept. 91825 USS Brandywine sails for France to carry the Marquis de Lafayette home after his year long visit to America. 1841 First iron ship autho rized by Congress. 1940 Navy awards contracts for 210 ships, including 12 carri ers and seven battleships. 1943 Operation Avalanche, involving Western Naval Task Force under Vice Adm. Henry Hewitt, lands Allied forces at Salerno, Italy. 1944 Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin air strikes on Japanese shipping and facilities at Mindanao, Philippines. 1945 A computer bug is first identified and named by Lt. Grace Murray Hopper while she was on Navy active duty in 1945. It was found in the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator at Harvard University. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, where it still resides, with the entry: First actual case of bug being found. They debugged the comput er, being first to introduce the term. Sept. 10 1813 In Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his Dont give up the ship flag, defeats British squadron and says: We have met the enemy and they are ours. Sept. 11 1814 In Battle of Lake Champlain, Commodore Thomas MacDonough defeats a British Squadron. 1939 Bear (AG-29) is com missioned for Antarctic opera tions under command of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd, USN (Ret.). 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt orders the Navy to shoot on sight vessels threat ening U.S. shipping or ships under U.S. escort. 1942 Pharmacists Mate First Class Wheeler Lipes performs emergency appendectomy on Seaman First Class Darrell Rector, USNR, on board USS Seadragon on patrol in South China Sea. 1943 Italian Navy surren ders to Allies. 2001 American Flight 77, hijacked by terrorists, struck the Pentagon. Casualties include 33 sailors, six Department of the Navy civilians, and three Navy civilian contractors reported missing. Two commercial air liners also struck the World Trade Center in New York City, destroying both towers. 2002 The Dont Tread on Me First Navy Jack is flown by Navy ships marking the first anniversary of the terrorists attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS, JAX AIR NEWS Money Chic Sez: Money mat ters can be the root of all evil. Financial insecurity can lead to problems at work, at home (leading to divorce), and with other family mem bers outside of your house hold. Having more money will not necessarily solve your problems and it could make your situation worse. If having more money wont solve your money matters, what will? Knowing how to manage your money would have saved you from the hole you may be in now. Business Insider reports that many of the lottery win ners who struck it rich when they won millions play ing Powerball are now liv ing paycheck to paycheck. A few were murdered by their spouses for blowing their share, some were robbed of their winnings, some were sued, and many are now divorced. Money makes your life better, right? Not when you have too much and dont know what to do with it. Money doesnt solve prob lems, knowing what to do with your money will. If you are in a bit of a pickle and are trying to stay afloat, here are some things to consider. a great way to help get you back on the right financial track. Be honest when putting together a budget, dont fudge the numbers to feel better. Review the paperwork for debt you may have so that you are familiar with the terms of the loan, the interest rate, how long you will be paying, how much you will pay in total, and any penalties you may be paying. When you get to your bottom line (what is leftover, if any, after all bills are paid) look back at your budget to see where cuts can be made to improve your situation. Take a look at the miscellaneous items you have purchase, were those a need or a want? you money is going, keep track of all receipts for a month and review them to find out exactly what you spent. If you are negative for the month, consider getting a second job, a third job, or really cutting back on the nice to have but not nec essary to live items (cable package, loaded cell phone, housecleaning service, lawn maintenance). Money cannot buy your happiness if you have credi tors calling you all hours of the day and your mail box is full of final notices. If your financial issues are causing problems at work or at home, make an appoint ment with Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society by call ing 542-2832 or stop by the office located outside the Yorktown Gate. Have questions for Hey, Money Chic? Drop me an e-mail at megan.stolle@nmcrs.org My oldest son, Ford, is beginning seventh grade. Hes technically been in middle school for a year now, but this summer was the first time I saw, with startling frequency, a glimpse of the changes ahead: my first baby is stuck in that painful space between a boy and a man. For an example, lets look at Yodas hut. Not the real Yodas hut, but the fort made entirely from sticks on an island in the middle of the lake where my parents have a house in the summer. For several years, Ford and his younger broth ers called the fort Yodas Hut. They climbed in and out of it, reenacting scenes from Star Wars. I stood on the outside and took pictures in between looking at my watch to be sure we werent late for dinner or so that we could leave the island before a brewing storm. For me, Yodas Hut was always just a pile of sticks and the island was a place to burn off the boys energy. Whenever it was time to leave the island, it seemed like the boys were unreach able, lost in their imaginary play. They had no concept of time, schedules, weather, or even dinner. This summer, when we went to see Yodas Hut, Ford was at first excited, and then visibly deflat ed once we arrived. It seems kind of small, he said. Was it always that small? Owen,10, picked up a stick and pretended it was a light saber. Ford stayed near me and asked for the time. Go play, I said. Dont worry about the time. He didnt move. But when we eventually kay aked back to shore, I noticed how strong and capable he was in the water. I didnt stay next to him or watch over him in the same way I did Owen. When Ford disappeared for a moment behind a patch of trees, I didnt panic. And when we got back to the house, I expected Ford to help me lift the kayaks out of the water. Another day, back at home, Ford was equally confused about how he should play in the backyard. Lindell, 6, was outside pretending to be some thing else, maybe Scooby Doo. Owen was chas ing and sometimes tormenting Lindell. Ford sat on the living room couch and looked bored. Go play, I said. Play what? he asked. I dont know. Go find someone in the neigh borhood. Ford went outside for a while and came back frustrated and holding back tears. Theres nothing to do, he said as he threw himself onto the couch. All his friends were playing video games, and Ford didnt want to do that. But he also couldnt get into Lindells or Owens mindset outside. What should I do? he asked, and though I tried to come up with ideas, I didnt say any of them out loud. I mean, what does an almost-13year-old do these days? I know our culture is partly to blame. Kids grow up so quickly. But a bigger piece of this is nature and biology. At some point (when the hormones kick in?) we all look at our childhood fort and think, Was it always that small? Its just painful to watch your first child go through it. And if you, like me, also have multiple chil dren, you know what happens next: the younger ones grow up even faster. Around the same time that Ford realized Yodas Hut was really just a pile of sticks, my uncle Alan came to visit. He told Lindell about his model trains, and Lindell said, I always wish I had a toy train. In fact, there is a whole laundry basket full of Thomas the Tank tracks and trains in our upstairs closet, but Lindell had never shown any interest in them. Lindell had never really watched Blues Clues or Sesame Street either. He went right to SpongeBob and Star Wars. That moment when youre too old to play

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Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Aug. 29. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Rick Williamson relieved Rear Adm. John C. Jack Scorby Jr., as the regions commander. I can now attest first hand that the flawless reputation this region enjoys around the fleet is extremely well deserved, Williamson said. I am amazed not only at the quality of pro grams at our installations, but also the sheer magnitude of Sailors and families you serve throughout the region. Im sure it will be an honor and a privilege to work with each of you over the next couple years. Williamson is a Jacksonville native and a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelors degree in computer science. He also holds a masters in business administration from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. Williamson report ed to CNRSE from his previous assignment as Commander, Navy Region Midwest. Vice Adm. William D. French, commander, Naval Installations Command, was guest speaker. Rear Adm. Williamson is an outstanding naval officer with significant operational experi ence as a surface warfare officer, French said during his remarks. I know hes excited to be back home in Jacksonville and ready for the great challenges and rewards that this region offers. Scorby, who was awarded the Legion of Merit during the ceremony, had commanded CNRSE since August 2011. Under his leadership, installations throughout the region made sig nificant reductions in energy costs through an active regional energy council that exceeded the fiscal year 2013 energy usage reduction goal of 24 percent. He was also instrumental in the Navys pursuit of compat ible land-use strategies, which included the Navys installation wind turbine impact analysis study that developed a nation ally supported legislative out reach effort and ensured safer air operation areas and mutual coexistence. At the end of the day, its been one team, military and civilian, and you proved it day after day, Scorby said. The personal award that I received today belongs to all of you and I will think of each and every one of you each time I pin it on. Scorby will assume command of Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia in October.Region Southeast holds change of command ceremony JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 3

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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 During the early morning hours of Aug. 23, the NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport chief petty offi cer (CPO) selectees participated in a unique and invaluable training session at Camp Blanding. The CPO selectees spent the day learning teambuilding skills as they faced numerous physical and mental challenges on the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center obstacle course. This consisted of crawling under live wires rescu ing simulated injured warriors, climbing across cargo netting, scaling walls and crossing obsta cles swinging from ropes. It was a great team build ing exercise for all of us. We were soaked when it started raining around lunchtime, but we pressed forward and got the job done. It was a lot of fun, said AWOC(Sel) Grant Hooks of Mobile Tactical Operations Center 5. We learned how to come together to work as a group to solve problems. To work as a team, not as individuals to get past whatever the problem is in front of you and not try to solve it yourself. Another highlight of the day was the rappelling tower where CPO selectees learned to trust their mentors and combat fears of jump ing off the side of a building as gen uine CPOs guided them down the ropes. We went through a lot of great teambuilding exercises. It was a bit challenging rappelling down the wall because Im a little skit tish of heights. It was fun and great learning how to work together as a team, stated BMC(Sel) Jose Arroyo of NAS Jax Port Operations. Along with the physical demands, the CPO selectees were challenged to complete logistic and comprehensive scenarios designed to relate to the real-world chal lenges they would soon be facing as Navy chiefs. The exercises were designed to teach them to work together as a team, plan strategies and lead by example. You are only as strong as your weakest man. We worked together on challenging scenarios and had a great time despite of the rain, added HMC(Sel) Jason Francona of Navy Entomology Center of Excellence. With numerous genuine chiefs to cheer them on and guide them through the process, the training session, although extremely tiring, gave the selectees a better under standing of their leadership skills and the importance of working together as a team. Chief selectees conquer challenges on obstacle course

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Eliminating sexual assault from the armed forces remains one of the Department of Defenses top priorities. This effort requires our absolute and sustained commitment to pro viding a safe environment in which every service member and DoD civilian is free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault. Our success depends on a dynamic and responsive approach. We, therefore, must continually assess and strive to improve our prevention and response programs. In May, I directed a range of initiatives designed to strengthen our programs in the areas of commander account ability, command climate, vic tim advocacy, and safety. Today (Aug. 15), I am direct ing immediate implementa tion of the following additional measures to improve victim support, strengthen pretrial investigations, enhance over sight, and make prevention and response efforts more con sistent across the military ser vices: program in each military ser vice that will provide legal rep resentation to sexual assault victims throughout the judicial process; investigative hearings of sexu al assault-related charges are conducted by judge advocates general (JAG) officers; ers with options to reassign or transfer a member who is accused of committing a sexu al assault or related offense in order to eliminate continued contact while respecting the rights of both victims and the accused; up reports on sexual assault incidents and responses to be given to the first general or flag officer within the chain of command; general to regularly evaluate closed sexual assault investiga tions; on inappropriate behavior between recruiters and train ers and their recruits and train ees across the department, and; ing changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial that would allow victims to give input dur ing the sentencing phase of courts-martial. All of these measures will provide victims additional rights, protections, and legal support, and help ensure that sexual assault-related investi gations and judicial proceed ings are conducted thoroughly and professionally. In addition, the Department of Defense has established an independent panel, in accor dance with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which is cur rently reviewing and assessing the systems used to investi gate, prosecute, and adjudicate crimes involving sexual assault and related offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. I have met with panel mem bers and I will closely review their recommendations when complete. Sexual assault is a stain on the honor of our men and women who honorably serve our country, as well as a threat to the discipline and the cohe sion of our force. It must be stamped out. I will continue to meet week ly with DoDs senior leadership team to personally review our efforts and ensure that direc tives and programs are being implemented effectively. We are all accountable to fix this problem, and we will fix it together. We will continue to work closely with the Congress and the White House on elimi nating sexual assault in the military. Secretary Hagels statement on new sexual assault prevention and response measures 6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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More than 200 environmental pro fessionals attended the annual Environmental Symposium sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida Aug. 23 at the University Center. The symposium theme was Innovation, Conservation and Sustainability. Greg Strong and Mike Fitzsimmons, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District), John Flowe, City of Jacksonville Environmental Services and NAS Jax Environmental Director Kevin Gartland manned the Northeast Florida Environmental Compliance Partnering Team display that explained the teams many successes. Team presenters Gartland and John Barnard of JBA informed symposium attendees of how the team quickly resolves environmental challenges by working together to solve the regula tory, technical, financial and contractu al issues associated with the Naval Air Stations $4.2M expansion of its waste water reuse system to zero discharge in 2014. Are you: a child in your home? rated? familys present needs Do you: accommodate an additional child? ence in the life a child? Join us Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. to l earn more about foster parenting and/or adoption and find out what resources are avail able to you as a foster/adoptive parent with our agency. teens, sibling groups and young adults (ages 18-21). Mentors are also needed. For more information call 278-5644, Ext. 2066 or 2100. Environmental leaders meet at UNF Kids First of Florida is looking for foster/adoptive parents JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 7

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set us up for success during this deploy ment. AC3(AW/SW) Steven Doyel, from Harry S. Trumans operations depart ment, said he feels prepared to do his job and is ready to serve. This is what we were trained to do, said Doyel. We are as ready as ever to take the fight to the enemy. I feel the culmination of our training has prepared us to do our job. Being deployed out here is what a car rier strike group does, and its what the Navy does. Sweeney said the strike group is fully trained and prepared to accomplish the Navys mission in 5th Fleet. Its an environment where well continue to work with our coalition partners, train and operate throughout the region, and maintain presence to enhance security and stability, he said. HST CSG consists of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and its squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 Swordsmen, VFA-37 Ragin Bulls, VFA-105 Gunslingers, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 Checkerboards, Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 Seahawks, Electronic Attack Squadron 130 Zappers, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 Dusty Dogs, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 Swamp Foxes; the embarked staffs of Carrier Strike Group 10 and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron; guidedmissile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); and guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87). HSM-74 here in order to get an appreciation of how we prioritize issues and the impact our decisions have on you, French stat ed. The admiral spent the morning vis iting several Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities including the newly renovated base gym, fitness cen ter, childcare and youth centers, bar racks, Transient Personnel Unit/PreTrial Confinement Facility and Air Operations. French also joined a group of chief petty officer selectees from NAS Jax and tenant commands for lunch at the Flight Line Caf where he praised them for their accomplishment. This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference on many levels and will give you more ability to impact those around you, said French. I wish you all the best in your new roles as chief petty officers. For HMC (Sel) Rebecca Green of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, it was an opportunity she had never experienced. This was the first time, Ive ever had lunch with an admiral and I thought it was pretty awesome that he took the time to meet with us. It was nice to get a senior officers insight on the chiefs induction season and Im just proud to be here today and proud to serve, she said. According to NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander the visit was extremely productive and success ful. CNIC putting eyes on NAS Jax and coming here to learn about the mission that we are executing and challenging issues we are facing will pay dividends in the future for the installation, said Undersander. Im extremely proud of our Sailors and civilians and it was a privilege to showcase all that we achieve here day in and day out, he added. CNIC 8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville celebrated the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps during a golf tournament and cake cut ting ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Navy dentists are differ ent than civilian dentists, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, NH Jacksonville commanding officer and Navy dental offi cer. Navy dentists operate in a variety of environments ranging from a typical mili tary installation dental office, to U.S. Navy warships, to the sands of combat zones abroad. They are deployed through out the world working with uniformed service members, military dependents and even U.S. allies when conducting disaster response and humani tarian missions. For 101 years, our Dental Corps has served in times of peace and war to ensure dental readiness and act as advocates for oral health. The Dental Corps originat ed on August 22, 1912, when then-President Taft signed into law the act passed by the 62th Congress, establishing the Navy Dental Corps. Two months later, in October 1912, Emory Bryant and William Cogan were the first two dental officers to enter active duty in the Navy. The number of Navy dentists con tinued to increase with 107 active duty dentists in 1921. In 1923, the U.S. Naval Dental School opened as the Dental Department of the United States Naval Medical School, Washington, D.C. Its two-fold purpose was the post graduate instruction of officers of the Navy Dental Corps and the training of hospital corps men to perform as dental assis tants. By June 1945, dental clinic ships were recommended by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and on April 2, 1948 the dental technician rating was estab lished. Today, more than1,200 active duty and reserve Dental Corps officers support the Navy and the Marine Corps team and their families through out the world. They maintain high operational readiness in support of all who deploy, focus heavily on disease pre vention and were one of the first units to deploy self-con tained mobile treatment units a practice common today at many fleet support areas. In addition, the Naval Postgraduate Dental School is recognized as one of the best in the world. NH Jacksonville performs approximately 78,000 dental procedures annually at its hos pital and branch health clinics. Navy Dental Corps celebrates 101 years of service JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 11

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Part of Clay Countys heritage is the countys strong ties to the military dating back to the early 1800s. Today, there are over 24,000 veterans who call Clay County home. These veterans represent service to our nation from World War II through the current con flicts as well as decades of service dur ing peacetime. The Clay County Veterans Service Office is staffed with a full time veter ans service officer and a part time vet erans program assistant; both avail able and eager to assist veterans and/ or family members with filing claims and/or other related needs. The office is now located on the second floor of the Clay County Administration Building at 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, Fla. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The former Veterans Service Office at 1565 CR 315 has been closed. To make an appointment, call (904) 269-6326.Clay County Veterans Services Office has relocated 12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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DeweysCall 542-3521 Free Texas Holdem Tournaments Monday & Thursday at 7 p.m. Free Live Entertainment Friday at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 karaoke Sept. 13 Nalani Quintello Sept. 27 Pam Affronti Monday Night Football Kick-off Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Complimentary food & give-a-ways DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket at Deweys. Watch the exciting NFL action on one of Deweys five big screens. Arrive early for your choice of game. Freedom Lanes Bowling CenterCall 542-3493. Free bowling for active duty Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bowling Special 410 p.m. All you can bowl for $5.95 Shoe rental not included Thursday Color Pin Bowling 510 p.m. $2 games shoes not included Saturday Night Extreme Bowling 46 p.m. (family themed) $8 per person 8 p.m. midnight $10 per person Price includes two hours of bowling Shoe rental included Sunday Family Day 12 6 p.m., $1.50 games Shoe rental not included Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming! Leagues begin in September. Rising Stars Youth League Saturdays beginning Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m.Fitness & AquaticsCall 542-2930 Outdoor pool hours Lap Swim (no concessions, slide or water park will be open) Mon. Fri. 6 8 am, 11 am 1 pm, 4:30 7 pm. Recreational swim Sat. & Sun 11 a.m. 6 pm, Labor Day, Sept. 2 11 am. 6 p.m. The outdoor pool will close for recre ational swimming on Monday, Sept. 9. The pool will remain open for lap swim only MonFri 6 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; 4:30 7 p.m. Sat and Sun 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During lap swim the concessions, water park and slide are closed. Dive-in Movie Friday, Sept. 6, 7 10 p.m. Featuring Monsters University 36 size restriction on floatsI.T.T. EventsCall 542-3318 E-mail them directly at jaxs_nas_ mwritt@navy.mil Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular: Available Sept. 1, $9. Universal Halloween Horror Nights: Tickets coming soon! Stop by ITT to find out more about dates & pricing. Halloween Horror Nights visits ITT on Oct. 2, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Stop by to win great prizes! TobyMac Tickets: Nov. 17, 7 pm at Veterans Memorial Arena, $26. Waves of Honor Special: Seaworld Orlando Adult $46.50, Child $42.25. Busch Gardens Tampa Adult $45, Child $40.50. ITT Trip to the Yahala Country Bakery: Sept. 28, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., $25. 29th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., $20. Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans Basketball: Oct. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena, section 102 at 7 pm, $55. Monster Jam: Club seating (includes pit pass) $42, regular seating (includes pit pass) $22. LegoLand: Free tickets for Active Duty member at the park. Tickets for family members can be purchased at ITT: 1 day $45.50, 1 day with waterpark $52.50, 2 day $51.25, 2 day with waterpark $54.25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Section 147 Bud Zone, $70. Jags shuttle bus $12. Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts 2013 2014 Season: Tickets now available! MOSH: $7 $12. The Artist Series Broadway in Jax 2013 2014 Season: Tickets available now! Mamma Mia!: Oct. 19, 2013, 8 pm, $60.50. Celtic Thunder: Nov. 10, 2013, 7 pm, $80. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: Jan. 17 & 18, 2014, $51. War Horse: Feb. 22, 2014, 8 pm, $68.50. Memphis: Mar. 22, 2014, 8 pm, $65. Million Dollar Quartet: Apr. 26, 2014, 8 pm, $65. The D* Word: Oct. 4 Oct. 25, 2014, $43.75 $46.The Vault Liberty Recreation CenterTrips, activities and costs may be restricted to E1-E6 single or unaccom panied active duty members. Call 5421335 for information. Disc Golf Trip Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Paintball Trip Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. HabiJax Volunteer Opportunity Sept. 21 at 7 a.m. NAS Jax Golf Club Golf course info: 542-3249 Mulligans info: 542-2936 NAS Jax Club Championship Sept. 14 & 15 at 8 a.m. $80, includes golf both days, lunch both days, trophies for the division winners and gift certificates for flight winners Military Appreciation Days $18 per person, includes cart & green fees Sept. 10 & 24 for active duty Sept. 12 & 26 for retirees, DoD person nel and their guests Monday & Tuesday Play 18-holes for $20, Cart and green fee included. Open to military, DoD and guests. Not applicable on holidays. Monday Friday Play 18 holes with cart for $16 after 1:30 p.m.Mulberry Cove MarinaCall 542-3260. Free Kayak & Canoe Rental Every Thursday for active duty Free Stand-up Paddle Board Lessons Every Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Skipper B Classes $150 at the Mulberry Cove Marina Sept. 21, 22, 28 & 29 Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27 3rd Annual Riverfest Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Featuring music, food, free stand-up paddle board lessons, kayak lessons and more!Auto Skills CenterCall 542-3227 22 work bays, wheel balancing, tool checkout, paint booth and welding! ASE certified mechanic onsite!Youth Activities CenterCall 778-9772 Family Fitness Center hours are Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Bring your child to work out with you! Before and After School Registration going on now! Fees based on household income. Movie Under the Stars Patriots Grove Sep. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Despicable Me 2Flying ClubCall 777-8549 Private Pilot Ground School Oct. 7 Nov. 20 $500 per person JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 13

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Three local Sailors are com peting for available roster spots on the All-Navy Softball Team during trial camp being held at NAS Pensacola, Fla. HM2(FMF) Bobby Brown, of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, is an outfielder who played on played on last years All-Navy Softball Team. We finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Championship and Im confi dent that we can up our play for this year. The team is already entered in the World Softball League North American Championships at Panama City Beach this month which will be a great tune-up for the Armed Forces Championship. NAS Jax MWR Sports Coordinator Bill Bonser explained, NAS Jax sent in six packages and three were accepted. All-Navy Softball is an opportunity forSailors with the right athletic skills to com pete at the highest level in the armed forces. Once the roster spots are filled, the playerswill continue to practice, as well as compete in several tourna ments leading up to the Armed Forces Championship, Sept. 14-20 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. AT2 Michael Tekac, of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, is a pitcher who played on a num ber of MWR teams and in other leagues. Joining an All-Navy Sports team is a prestigious TAD assignment and Im grateful to my command for their sup port. A good softball pitcher is consistent, whether its a day or night game. Youve also got to field the middle, be a hitter, and above all dont walk any body. Im also a multi-position player and that gives our coaches more flexibility when they make the lineup. MA3 Alycia Delgado, of NAS Security Department, is an outfielder who grew up in a softball family. I love this game been play ing since I was 4 years old. Perhaps my best strength is hit ting. Since they accepted my application package, Ive been on the ball field practicing almost every day with Brown, Tekac and other top players. As an All-Navy rookie, Im looking forward to trial camp and the tournaments. Brown said hes proud to rep resent the Navy and his com mand. Im always encouraging sports-minded Sailors to try out for their favorite sport. There are more than a dozen All-Navy sports teams that Sailors can try out for. Its a great program that encourages excellence and team unity. According to Bonser, each athlete applying for an AllNavy team must submit an official application package that includes their commands endorsement. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is the worldwide driving force behind the 14 All-Navy sports teams. This program allows Sailors with exceptional athletic skills to compete above the intramu ral level. Annually, All-Navy teams compete in the Armed Forces Championships against teams from the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. The sports consist of mens and womens basketball, soc cer, cross country, bowling, volleyball, golf, softball, triath lon and marathon. In addition, there is boxing, wrestling and rugby available for men. After receiving their invita tion to trials camp, Sailors are put on no-cost TAD orders dur ing their time with the team. CNIC picks up the tab for the selected Sailor, including flights, accommodations and meals, said Bonser. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or bill.bonser@navy.mil. 3 Sailors selected for All-Navy softball trials M i l i t a r y A p p r e c i a t i o n D a y Saturday, September 21st: JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS vs. Warner University Royals Kickoff is at 1pm! ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONAL GET IN FREE WITH ID! D.B.MILNE FIELD AT JU Follow us at @JUDolphins @JU_Football and @DunkinDolphin 14 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Nomads aircraft home for a whileTwo C-130T Hercules aircraft assigned to the VR-62 Nomads recently returned to NAS Jacksonville from U.S. Pacific Command their final detachment of FY13. The Nomads flew 497 flight hours over 12 weeks and carried 571,000 pounds of high-priority cargo on 28 missions. This detachment was unique in that two Nomads C-130s were flown instead of the usual Lone Nomad single-ship operation. This was due to participation in Exercise Talisman Saber, a joint exercise involving the U.S. and Australian Defense Forces. This exercise required extra logistics support and Team Nomad answered the call. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise between the US forces and Australian Defense Forces to maintain and improve readiness between the two countries. The main thrust was to improve interoperability, combined task force operations and combat readiness between the two countries. The Nomads are on track to fly their second-busi est operations year since 2001. VR-62 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Tony Scarpino said that VR-62 Operations is forecasting that the squadron will top the 3,300 flight hours mark this fiscal year. Thats a four-aircraft squadron, if anyone is keep ing track, said Scarpino. We cannot perform accom plishments like this without our exceptional main tainers and the rest of Team Nomad hitting on all cylinders. Team Nomad is doing an outstanding job, Scarpino said. The Nomads will take a month off before returning to U.S. Pacific Command to kick off the FY14 detach ment cycle in early October. VR-62 is based at NAS Jacksonville and is one of five Navy Reserve C-130T squadrons serving the Navys high-priority global logistics needsfull time. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 15

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As VP-5 continues its busy schedule operating and main taining the P8-A Poseidon, the squadron salutes a Mad Fox of the Week. This weeks exemplary Sailor is MC2(AW) Doug Wojciechowski. Born in Cherry Hill, N.J., Wojciechowski has three broth ers and one sister. His father was a member of the Seabees and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 after 34 years of faithful service to his country. Wojciechowski spent most of his childhood growing up in Virginia Beach, Va. and later moved to the Jacksonville area where he attended Clay High School in Green Cove Springs. While still in high school, he worked towards his associates degree from St. Johns River State College, which he earned before he graduated high school in 2011. As a mass communication specialist, he is trained in mass media, journalism, photography, videography, graph ic and web design, and print production. Within the squadron, Wojciechowski is tasked with training and making sure all Mad Fox aircrew members are proficient with handheld cameras. He also helps to write the daily flight schedule and provides public affairs support for all squadron events. When asked what the most rewarding part of his job was, he said that without a doubt it was being able to photograph homecomings after deployment. The abil ity to capture that much happiness is the best part, said Wojciechowski. Its very rewarding to be part of that spe cial moment for families. His future goals in the Navy are to be accepted into an officer program and earn a commission. To help facilitate these goals, Wojciechowski attends Florida State University on his free time where he studies criminal justice. When Wojciechowski is away from the squadron he spends his free time riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and golfing on many of the scenic and challenging courses that Florida has to offer. He also helps coach a local football team at Oak Leaf Junior High School. VP-5 is currently in its inter-deployment readiness cycle aboard NAS Jacksonville. The use of dietary supplements has skyrocketed in recent years in an attempt to find a quick fix for ailments or to lose a little extra weight. According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 per cent of U.S. adults consume one or more dietary supplements daily. A dietary supplement is defined as a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supple ment the diet. When searching for sup plements, consumers need to be aware that, unlike prescription medications, dietary supplements are not reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on their safety and effectiveness; however FDA does regulate product labeling. Do to the largely non-existent moni toring of dietary supplements; manufac turers are able to advertise supplements without research evidence, rendering it unclear if the supplement works or if the suggested potency is safe for consump tion. Supplements can do more harm than good, so it is vital for consumers to know what the body is deficient in, or if the supplements could interact with medi cations currently being taken. Always consult a health care provider when considering dietary supplements. Ingredients that consumers should be aware of on supplement labels are bitter orange, aconite, chaparral, col loidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, coun try mallow, germanium, greater celan dine, kava, lobelia and yohimbe. These ingredients have been linked to serious adverse effectshazardous change in blood pressure, serious liver injury, kid ney failure, heart attack and stroke through clinical research or case stud ies. Although the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements, there are organi zations that strive to make formulas of supplements as safe as possible. The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an organization that helps dietary sup plement manufacturers have certain standards and guidelines when mass producing their products. Consumers should look for the USP brand on dietary supplement packaging, to ensure it has been formulated without any potential harmful substances. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) has released a mobile applica tion, My Dietary Supplements (MyDS), to assist consumers with purchasing supplements. The application allows individuals to search and record con sumption of various vitamins, minerals, herbs and other manufactured goods. It also provides access to science-based dietary supplement facts and general information about ODS. MyDS can be downloaded from https://myds.nih.gov in English or Spanish, and is compatible with most mobile phone devices. MyDS will also work on desktop or laptop com puters. For additional information about dietary supplements, contact Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville Wellness Center, located next to the Fitness Center, or call 542-5292. For dietary supplement fact sheets, visit www.ods. od.nih.gov and enter dietary supple ment fact sheets in the search bar. For additional information on USP, visit their Web site www.usp.org NH Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. The com mand is comprised of the Navys third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population about 163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their families more than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager at one of its facilities. To find out more, visit the command Web site at www. med.navy.mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax Dangers of dietary supplements: Know whats right for you VP-5 Mad Fox of the Week: MC2(AW) Doug Wojciechowski 16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 17 And in just a few years, when Ford is driving, going to the movies with friends, and doing all those teenager things, I guess Yodas Hut will seem uninteresting to my still-young Lindell. Which is sad, because there is so much more time to be an adult. When Ford was an infant, there were days I thought would never end. When he was a toddler, I begged for bedtime. Then he entered school and the pace changed. His grade-school years went by in a hurry. But middle school feels even faster. And sometimes, I just wish I could slow it down, maybe stand outside the fort again and wait for my little boys to finish play ing Star Wars. HOMEFRONT To celebrate Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and mainte nance staffs for the tire less work they do on a daily basis to support our military families, Navy Lodge Jacksonville is participating in National Hospitality Week Sept. 2327. The Navy Lodge staff is very excited to par ticipate in National Hospitality Week, said Melanie Peters. They do so much throughout the year to make sure our guests have a clean and comfortable stay at our Navy Lodge. This week allows our associates to show off their housekeep ing and guest service skills and have fun at the same time. Navy Lodges world wide are planning sev eral activities. According to Peters, the following events are planned at NAS Jacksonville toilet paper basketball, lamp shade decorating contest, bucket races and more. Its difficult to leave home, whether for that military-mandated per manent change of station move or a hard-earned vacation. That is why its important to pick a mili tary lodging location that offers the many comforts of home. Navy Lodges offer fam ily suites and oversized guest rooms that fea ture a kitchenette com plete with microwave and utensils, cable TV with premium chan nels and DVD player. Navy Lodges offer guests housekeeping service, vending machines, DVD rental service and laun dry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. Guests also have in-room coffee, breakfast in the lobby and newspa per as well as convenient on-base parking while staying at a Navy Lodge. Most Navy Lodges also accept cats and dogs up to 50 pounds. To make a reservation at a Navy Lodge, call 800628-9466 (800-NAVYINN), 24/7 or go online to www.navy-lodge.com. On Aug. 31, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will mark 171 years of provid ing facilities engineer ing expertise to support the mission readiness of Navy and Marine Corps commanders. The 13th Secretary of the Navy, Abel Upshur, officially established NAVFACs predeces sor, the Bureau of Naval Yards and Docks in 1842, to execute the design, construction and main tenance of Navy yards and a few other shore sta tions around the eastern seaboard of the United States. Eventually the Bureau and its responsibilities would grow into the glob al enterprise known as NAVFAC, which was offi cially established in May 1966. I could not be more proud of our history and what our NAVFAC team, around the world, is accomplishing today for our supported com manders, the joint warfighter and their families, said NAVFAC Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Kate Gregory. We are fortunate to have an exemplary team of Civil Engineer Corps officers, Seabees and NAVFAC civilians, along with our contractor part ners, who are on the job 24/7, building and main taining sustainable facili ties, delivering utilities and services, and provid ing Navy expeditionary combat force capabili ties to Navy and Marine Corps commanders wherever and whenever needed. With 16 commands located in the United States, Europe, Southwest Asia and the Far East, NAVFAC is the Navy systems command that delivers and maintains high-quality, sustainable facilities for the Navy and Marine Corps, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navys expedition ary combat forces, and enables energy security and environmental stew ardship around the globe. NAVFACs signature is visible on every Navy and Marine Corps instal lation. Nearly every pier, runway, building, gymnasium, barracks, road, utility plant, and other facilities on shore has been constructed or acquired by NAVFAC. NAVFAC Southeast supports 22 Navy, Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force installations from South Carolina to Texas and down to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The commands team of planning, construc tion, facilities services, and acquisition subject matter experts execut ed more than $2 billion throughout the south east. I am proud to be a part of such an excep tional group, said NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer and Regional Engineer Capt. Christopher Kiwus. Our great heritage continues through our civilians, military mem bers and contractors as they support the Sailors and Marines as they work and train to protect our nation. NAVFACs Public Works Depart-ments respond to facilities service and emergency calls in a demanding 24/7 environ ment. This critical work is a vital enabler for what takes place daily on bases around the world. NAVFAC Southeast has established a Regional Call Center (RCC) in Jacksonville to serve installations in the south east. The Regional Call Center is improving efficiency by region alizing work recep tion into a single loca tion, said NAVFAC Southeast Acting Public Works Business Line Coordinator Kevin Roye. Data integrity will also be improved with a new consistent approach and increased quality control throughout the region. Delivering sustain able and cost-effective solutions is increasingly important in the austere fiscal environment our nation is facing. Last year, in support of the Secretary of the Navys ambitious ener gy goals to help achieve energy security and effi ciency throughout the Navy, NAVFAC helped supported commanders in the Navy and Marine Corps reduce energy con sumption by nearly 20 percent, and increase the Navys total production or procurement of renew able energy to more than 1.5 million megawatt hours of electricity. NAVFACs Small Business program is sec ond to none. NAVFAC continues to exceed all government-wide pro gram goals and targets, with an average 48 per cent of the total dollars awarded and more than 25,000 contracts going to small businesses. We have an amazing team that is committed to choose small business es as the first option for our contracting require ments, said NAVFAC Southeast Small Business Manager Nelson Smith. NAVFAC experts pro vide engineering reachback support to war fight ers, as well as response and recovery support for natural disasters like earthquakes. In response to Hurricane Isaac in 2012, NAVFAC sent a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) made up of 17 military and civilian personnel to Naval Station Gulfport and Naval Air StationJoint Reserve Base New Orleans to help in recov ery efforts. This area is especially important because the southeastern United States is prone to hurri canes and other natural disasters. This dynamic team of professional architects, engineers, construction, and acquisition special ists is made up of an all volunteer team and are ready to deploy anywhere in the United States with in 48 hours, explained NAVFAC Southeast Contingency Engineer Officer Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas. These teams provide immediate critical dam age assessment data, all this with the goal of get ting the affected instal lation back to fully mis sion operational status as quickly as possible. NAVFAC also provides supported command ers with environmen tal expertise, such as installation restoration, environmental com pliance, and National Environmental Policy Act planning and coordina tion.NAVFAC Southeast celebrates 171-Year Navy heritage Operations Center 3. According to NEX Soft Line Divisional Manager Claudette Cumberbatch, the NEX plans the event all year to ensure its a success. It truly is a pleasure to do this on an annual basis for our CPO selectees. They are the reason why we are here. They give so much for all us their commitment, dedication and service is just phenomenal, said NEX Soft Line Divisional Manager Claudette Cumberbatch. Our employees are thrilled to coordinate the event and participate as models. Its one of our favorite events. NAS Jax Command Master Chief (CMDCM)(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd praised the new CPO selectees and their families for their success and contribu tions through CPO 365 Phase II. He also thanked the NEX employees for putting on the successful event each year. I hope you learned something tonight because I remember when I made chief and wasnt sure what I was supposed to wear and what my spouse should wear to certain events. Its defi nitely an important aspect of our heri tage and success as chiefs, he said. NEX NIGHT Navy Lodge celebrates National Hospitality Week

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2013 NRSE COC TRUE GRIT NOMADS HOME Check us out Online! jaxairnews.com The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HST CSG) relieved the Nimitz CSG in the Arabian Sea Aug. 26, assuming the duties as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50. CTF 50 is responsible for conducting maritime security operations, support ing theater security cooperation efforts in the region and providing support for Operation Enduring Freedom. We are now providing direct support to OEF in Afghanistan, said Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney, commander, HST CSG. Every day, we will be supporting troops on the ground. Secondly, we are enhancing maritime security opera tions through our presence and inter action. Our ships throughout the region are conducting exercises and patrols with coalition navies. Ultimately, we are building trust and confidence in the region. Cmdr. Jason Darish, Harry S. Trumans combat direction center officer, said HST CSG is ready to perform the mission. Part of what we are doing is supporting the forces on the ground in Afghanistan with our air wing, said Darish. If there are Soldiers, Marines or NATO coalition forces on the ground who need our support, we will be there to assist their effort. As a CSG, we are also here to support counter-piracy efforts throughout the region. HST CSG participated in several exercises during the year leading up to the deployment to prepare. The strike group deployed July 22. Darish said the training has thoroughly pre pared the Sailors and Marines for any mission they may be tasked with while deployed. I think the work-ups and all the training we have accomplished has more than sufficiently prepared us to operate in this area of the world, said Darish. I feel the training did a great job to The NAS Jacksonville Navy Exchange (NEX) closed its doors early to the general public Aug. 27 for the 13th annual Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Selectee NEX Night. The night is a tradition to offer CPO Selectees and their families a night fun during the CPO 365 Phase II training sched ule. The event also allows newly selected CPOs the opportunity to purchase their new khaki uniforms and accessories and to view a fashion show portraying how to properly wear their new uniforms. I think this is a great event because its kind of an unspoken issue that you really dont learn about in leadership classes. Being a leader is about all different aspects including your appearance, said NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander. Undersander also addressed the spouses in the audience. You should be extreme ly proud of your chief selectees this is a big step in their careers. I know CPO 365 Phase II has been challenging but everything that weve done here is for a pur pose to educate them. And, I want to stress that it really is a family event because spouses and children all make sacri fices in supporting their service members. During the fashion show, several chiefs modeled the many different types of uniforms that the CPO selectees would soon be wearing as NEX associates modeled what type of clothing spouses could wear to such events as the Khaki Ball. After the show, guests were treated to snacks and cake in the NEX Food Court. The CPO selectees were also given gift bags filled with good ies from the NEX. ITC(Sel) Shawntavia Keaton of Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station Jax attended the event with her family. I really think this was a nice event for the Navy Exchange to put on. The fashion show was a great way to show us the proper way to wear our new uniforms. I really enjoyed it. I really didnt real ize how many uniforms we actually had so it was good to learn how to wear them, added ETC(Sel) Justin Weakland of Mobile Tactical Navy Exchange honors CPO selectees Truman Carrier Strike Group assumes the watch at 5th FleetHSM-74 assigned to Carrier Air Wing 3 Naval Air Station Jacksonville hosts CNICCommander, Navy Installations Command Vice Adm. William French conducted a familiarization tour of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) on Aug. 30, after also visiting Naval Station Mayport. The admiral began the day by participating in an all-hands morning quarters at the Building 1 flagpole where he also presented several awards to NAS Jax Sailors. I am glad to be here with you today to learn what we can do at headquarters to allow you to do your job better in supporting the fleet, French told the Sailors and civilians. Im excited to see all the great things that are happening at NAS Jacksonville. French also stressed the importance of spending time with families and friends during the holiday weekend but reminded the troops about safety con cerns. Labor Day is one of the busiest times on the highways and we want everyone to return here safely after the long holiday weekend. French then met with base leadership and depart ment heads for a roundtable discussion about various issues concerning the mission and services of the station. Its important for us to know your challenges out

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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 Sept. 5 1776 Adoption of first uniforms for Navy officers. 1813USS Enterprise cap tures HM brig Boxer off Portland, Maine. 1918 The transport USS Mount Vernon is torpedoed by German submarine off France. 1923 U.S. Asiatic Fleet arrives at Yokohama, Japan, to provide medical assistance and supplies after Kondo Plain earthquake. 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt orders Navy to form a Neutrality Patrol to report the presence of foreign warships within 300 miles of eastern United States. 1946 USS Franklin Delano Roosevelt (CVB-42) and four escorts visit Greece to under score U.S. support for the Greek Government which faced a communist insurgency. 1990 USS Acadia (AD-42) departs San Diego for first wartime deployment of malefemale crew on combat vessel. Sept. 6 1918 Sailors fire first of five railroad artillery batteries at Tergnier, a German railhead in the Comeigne Forest. These 14 50-caliber guns were originally designed for battleships. 1940 First destroyers transferred to Great Britain at Halifax, Nova Scotia, under Destroyers-for-Bases agree ment. 1944 USS Independence (CVL-22) begins use of specially trained air group for night work. First time that a fully equipped night carrier oper ates with fast carrier task force. 1945 American troops begin returning to U.S. when Task Force 11 leaves Tokyo Bay. 1953 Exchange of prison ers of war from Korean War (Operations Big Switch) ends. 1997 Commissioning of USS Hopper (DDG-70), named for Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, a pioneering computer scientist. Sept. 7 1775 The colonial navys first prize, the British sup ply ship, Unity, was captured by the Continental schooner Hannah. 1776 David Bushnell attempts to destroy British ship of the line HMS Asia, in New York harbor with his subma rine Turtle. 1942 First air evacuation of casualties to hospital ships off shore occurs at Guadalcanal. Sept. 8 1923 In disaster at Point Honda, Calif., seven destroy ers run aground due to faulty navigation. 1939 President Franklin Roosevelt proclaims lim ited national emergency and increases enlisted strength in the Navy and Marine Corps. He also authorizes the recall to active duty of officers, enlisted and nurses on the retired lists of the Navy and Marine Corps. 1954 U.S. signs Manila Treaty forming SEATO. 1958 Lt. R. H. Tabor, wear ing a Navy developed pressure suit, completes 72-hour simu lated flight at altitudes as high as 139,000 feet. It was another step in the development of the Navy spacesuit, which NASA accepted in 1959 for use by Mercury astronauts. Sept. 91825 USS Brandywine sails for France to carry the Marquis de Lafayette home after his year long visit to America. 1841 First iron ship autho rized by Congress. 1940 Navy awards contracts for 210 ships, including 12 carriers and seven battleships. 1943 Operation Avalanche, involving Western Naval Task Force under Vice Adm. Henry Hewitt, lands Allied forces at Salerno, Italy. 1944 Fifth Fleet carrier aircraft begin air strikes on Japanese shipping and facilities at Mindanao, Philippines. 1945 A computer bug is first identified and named by Lt. Grace Murray Hopper while she was on Navy active duty in 1945. It was found in the Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator at Harvard University. The operators affixed the moth to the computer log, where it still resides, with the entry: First actual case of bug being found. They debugged the comput er, being first to introduce the term. Sept. 10 1813 In Battle of Lake Erie, Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, flying his Dont give up the ship flag, defeats British squadron and says: We have met the enemy and they are ours. Sept. 11 1814 In Battle of Lake Champlain, Commodore Thomas MacDonough defeats a British Squadron. 1939 Bear (AG-29) is com missioned for Antarctic opera tions under command of Rear Adm. Richard Byrd, USN (Ret.). 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt orders the Navy to shoot on sight vessels threat ening U.S. shipping or ships under U.S. escort. 1942 Pharmacists Mate First Class Wheeler Lipes performs emergency appendectomy on Seaman First Class Darrell Rector, USNR, on board USS Seadragon on patrol in South China Sea. 1943 Italian Navy surren ders to Allies. 2001 American Flight 77, hijacked by terrorists, struck the Pentagon. Casualties include 33 sailors, six Department of the Navy civilians, and three Navy civilian contractors reported missing. Two commercial air liners also struck the World Trade Center in New York City, destroying both towers. 2002 The Dont Tread on Me First Navy Jack is flown by Navy ships marking the first anniversary of the terrorists attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center. JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS JAX AIR NEWS, JAX AIR NEWS Money Chic Sez: Money mat ters can be the root of all evil. Financial insecurity can lead to problems at work, at home (leading to divorce), and with other family mem bers outside of your house hold. Having more money will not necessarily solve your problems and it could make your situation worse. If having more money wont solve your money matters, what will? Knowing how to manage your money would have saved you from the hole you may be in now. Business Insider reports that many of the lottery win ners who struck it rich when they won millions play ing Powerball are now liv ing paycheck to paycheck. A few were murdered by their spouses for blowing their share, some were robbed of their winnings, some were sued, and many are now divorced. Money makes your life better, right? Not when you have too much and dont know what to do with it. Money doesnt solve prob lems, knowing what to do with your money will. If you are in a bit of a pickle and are trying to stay afloat, here are some things to consider. a great way to help get you back on the right financial track. Be honest when putting together a budget, dont fudge the numbers to feel better. Review the paperwork for debt you may have so that you are familiar with the terms of the loan, the interest rate, how long you will be paying, how much you will pay in total, and any penalties you may be paying. When you get to your bottom line (what is leftover, if any, after all bills are paid) look back at your budget to see where cuts can be made to improve your situation. Take a look at the miscellaneous items you have purchase, were those a need or a want? you money is going, keep track of all receipts for a month and review them to find out exactly what you spent. If you are negative for the month, consider getting a second job, a third job, or really cutting back on the nice to have but not nec essary to live items (cable package, loaded cell phone, housecleaning service, lawn maintenance). Money cannot buy your happiness if you have credi tors calling you all hours of the day and your mail box is full of final notices. If your financial issues are causing problems at work or at home, make an appoint ment with Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society by call ing 542-2832 or stop by the office located outside the Yorktown Gate. Have questions for Hey, Money Chic? Drop me an e-mail at megan.stolle@nmcrs.org My oldest son, Ford, is beginning seventh grade. Hes technically been in middle school for a year now, but this summer was the first time I saw, with startling frequency, a glimpse of the changes ahead: my first baby is stuck in that painful space between a boy and a man. For an example, lets look at Yodas hut. Not the real Yodas hut, but the fort made entirely from sticks on an island in the middle of the lake where my parents have a house in the summer. For several years, Ford and his younger brothers called the fort Yodas Hut. They climbed in and out of it, reenacting scenes from Star Wars. I stood on the outside and took pictures in between looking at my watch to be sure we werent late for dinner or so that we could leave the island before a brewing storm. For me, Yodas Hut was always just a pile of sticks and the island was a place to burn off the boys energy. Whenever it was time to leave the island, it seemed like the boys were unreach able, lost in their imaginary play. They had no concept of time, schedules, weather, or even dinner. This summer, when we went to see Yodas Hut, Ford was at first excited, and then visibly deflated once we arrived. It seems kind of small, he said. Was it always that small? Owen,10, picked up a stick and pretended it was a light saber. Ford stayed near me and asked for the time. Go play, I said. Dont worry about the time. He didnt move. But when we eventually kay aked back to shore, I noticed how strong and capable he was in the water. I didnt stay next to him or watch over him in the same way I did Owen. When Ford disappeared for a moment behind a patch of trees, I didnt panic. And when we got back to the house, I expected Ford to help me lift the kayaks out of the water. Another day, back at home, Ford was equally confused about how he should play in the backyard. Lindell, 6, was outside pretending to be something else, maybe Scooby Doo. Owen was chasing and sometimes tormenting Lindell. Ford sat on the living room couch and looked bored. Go play, I said. Play what? he asked. I dont know. Go find someone in the neigh borhood. Ford went outside for a while and came back frustrated and holding back tears. Theres nothing to do, he said as he threw himself onto the couch. All his friends were playing video games, and Ford didnt want to do that. But he also couldnt get into Lindells or Owens mindset outside. What should I do? he asked, and though I tried to come up with ideas, I didnt say any of them out loud. I mean, what does an almost-13year-old do these days? I know our culture is partly to blame. Kids grow up so quickly. But a bigger piece of this is nature and biology. At some point (when the hormones kick in?) we all look at our childhood fort and think, Was it always that small? Its just painful to watch your first child go through it. And if you, like me, also have multiple chil dren, you know what happens next: the younger ones grow up even faster. Around the same time that Ford realized Yodas Hut was really just a pile of sticks, my uncle Alan came to visit. He told Lindell about his model trains, and Lindell said, I always wish I had a toy train. In fact, there is a whole laundry basket full of Thomas the Tank tracks and trains in our upstairs closet, but Lindell had never shown any interest in them. Lindell had never really watched Blues Clues or Sesame Street either. He went right to SpongeBob and Star Wars. That moment when youre too old to play

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Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) held a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Aug. 29. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Rick Williamson relieved Rear Adm. John C. Jack Scorby Jr., as the regions commander. I can now attest first hand that the flawless reputation this region enjoys around the fleet is extremely well deserved, Williamson said. I am amazed not only at the quality of pro grams at our installations, but also the sheer magnitude of Sailors and families you serve throughout the region. Im sure it will be an honor and a privilege to work with each of you over the next couple years. Williamson is a Jacksonville native and a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelors degree in computer science. He also holds a masters in business administration from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. Williamson report ed to CNRSE from his previous assignment as Commander, Navy Region Midwest. Vice Adm. William D. French, commander, Naval Installations Command, was guest speaker. Rear Adm. Williamson is an outstanding naval officer with significant operational experi ence as a surface warfare officer, French said during his remarks. I know hes excited to be back home in Jacksonville and ready for the great challenges and rewards that this region offers. Scorby, who was awarded the Legion of Merit during the ceremony, had commanded CNRSE since August 2011. Under his leadership, installations throughout the region made sig nificant reductions in energy costs through an active regional energy council that exceeded the fiscal year 2013 energy usage reduction goal of 24 percent. He was also instrumental in the Navys pursuit of compat ible land-use strategies, which included the Navys installation wind turbine impact analysis study that developed a nation ally supported legislative out reach effort and ensured safer air operation areas and mutual coexistence. At the end of the day, its been one team, military and civilian, and you proved it day after day, Scorby said. The personal award that I received today belongs to all of you and I will think of each and every one of you each time I pin it on. Scorby will assume command of Navy Region Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia in October.Region Southeast holds change of command ceremony JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 3

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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 During the early morning hours of Aug. 23, the NAS Jacksonville and NS Mayport chief petty offi cer (CPO) selectees participated in a unique and invaluable training session at Camp Blanding. The CPO selectees spent the day learning teambuilding skills as they faced numerous physical and mental challenges on the Camp Blanding Joint Training Center obstacle course. This consisted of crawling under live wires rescu ing simulated injured warriors, climbing across cargo netting, scaling walls and crossing obsta cles swinging from ropes. It was a great team build ing exercise for all of us. We were soaked when it started raining around lunchtime, but we pressed forward and got the job done. It was a lot of fun, said AWOC(Sel) Grant Hooks of Mobile Tactical Operations Center 5. We learned how to come together to work as a group to solve problems. To work as a team, not as individuals to get past whatever the problem is in front of you and not try to solve it yourself. Another highlight of the day was the rappelling tower where CPO selectees learned to trust their mentors and combat fears of jumping off the side of a building as genuine CPOs guided them down the ropes. We went through a lot of great teambuilding exercises. It was a bit challenging rappelling down the wall because Im a little skit tish of heights. It was fun and great learning how to work together as a team, stated BMC(Sel) Jose Arroyo of NAS Jax Port Operations. Along with the physical demands, the CPO selectees were challenged to complete logistic and comprehensive scenarios designed to relate to the real-world chal lenges they would soon be facing as Navy chiefs. The exercises were designed to teach them to work together as a team, plan strategies and lead by example. You are only as strong as your weakest man. We worked together on challenging scenarios and had a great time despite of the rain, added HMC(Sel) Jason Francona of Navy Entomology Center of Excellence. With numerous genuine chiefs to cheer them on and guide them through the process, the training session, although extremely tiring, gave the selectees a better under standing of their leadership skills and the importance of working together as a team. Chief selectees conquer challenges on obstacle course

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Eliminating sexual assault from the armed forces remains one of the Department of Defenses top priorities. This effort requires our absolute and sustained commitment to providing a safe environment in which every service member and DoD civilian is free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault. Our success depends on a dynamic and responsive approach. We, therefore, must continually assess and strive to improve our prevention and response programs. In May, I directed a range of initiatives designed to strengthen our programs in the areas of commander account ability, command climate, victim advocacy, and safety. Today (Aug. 15), I am direct ing immediate implementa tion of the following additional measures to improve victim support, strengthen pretrial investigations, enhance over sight, and make prevention and response efforts more consistent across the military ser vices: program in each military ser vice that will provide legal representation to sexual assault victims throughout the judicial process; investigative hearings of sexu al assault-related charges are conducted by judge advocates general (JAG) officers; ers with options to reassign or transfer a member who is accused of committing a sexu al assault or related offense in order to eliminate continued contact while respecting the rights of both victims and the accused; up reports on sexual assault incidents and responses to be given to the first general or flag officer within the chain of command; general to regularly evaluate closed sexual assault investigations; on inappropriate behavior between recruiters and train ers and their recruits and trainees across the department, and; ing changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial that would allow victims to give input during the sentencing phase of courts-martial. All of these measures will provide victims additional rights, protections, and legal support, and help ensure that sexual assault-related investi gations and judicial proceed ings are conducted thoroughly and professionally. In addition, the Department of Defense has established an independent panel, in accor dance with the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which is cur rently reviewing and assessing the systems used to investi gate, prosecute, and adjudicate crimes involving sexual assault and related offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. I have met with panel mem bers and I will closely review their recommendations when complete. Sexual assault is a stain on the honor of our men and women who honorably serve our country, as well as a threat to the discipline and the cohesion of our force. It must be stamped out. I will continue to meet weekly with DoDs senior leadership team to personally review our efforts and ensure that direc tives and programs are being implemented effectively. We are all accountable to fix this problem, and we will fix it together. We will continue to work closely with the Congress and the White House on eliminating sexual assault in the military. Secretary Hagels statement on new sexual assault prevention and response measures 6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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More than 200 environmental pro fessionals attended the annual Environmental Symposium sponsored by the City of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida Aug. 23 at the University Center. The symposium theme was Innovation, Conservation and Sustainability. Greg Strong and Mike Fitzsimmons, of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Northeast District), John Flowe, City of Jacksonville Environmental Services and NAS Jax Environmental Director Kevin Gartland manned the Northeast Florida Environmental Compliance Partnering Team display that explained the teams many successes. Team presenters Gartland and John Barnard of JBA informed symposium attendees of how the team quickly resolves environmental challenges by working together to solve the regula tory, technical, financial and contractual issues associated with the Naval Air Stations $4.2M expansion of its waste water reuse system to zero discharge in 2014. Are you: a child in your home? rated? familys present needs Do you: accommodate an additional child? ence in the life a child? Join us Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. to l earn more about foster parenting and/or adoption and find out what resources are avail able to you as a foster/adoptive parent with our agency. teens, sibling groups and young adults (ages 18-21). Mentors are also needed. For more information call 278-5644, Ext. 2066 or 2100. Environmental leaders meet at UNF Kids First of Florida is looking for foster/adoptive parents JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 7

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set us up for success during this deployment. AC3(AW/SW) Steven Doyel, from Harry S. Trumans operations depart ment, said he feels prepared to do his job and is ready to serve. This is what we were trained to do, said Doyel. We are as ready as ever to take the fight to the enemy. I feel the culmination of our training has prepared us to do our job. Being deployed out here is what a car rier strike group does, and its what the Navy does. Sweeney said the strike group is fully trained and prepared to accomplish the Navys mission in 5th Fleet. Its an environment where well continue to work with our coalition partners, train and operate throughout the region, and maintain presence to enhance security and stability, he said. HST CSG consists of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) along with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 and its squadrons: Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 Swordsmen, VFA-37 Ragin Bulls, VFA-105 Gunslingers, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 Checkerboards, Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 Seahawks, Electronic Attack Squadron 130 Zappers, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 Dusty Dogs, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 Swamp Foxes; the embarked staffs of Carrier Strike Group 10 and 1st Combined Destroyer Squadron; guidedmissile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); and guided-missile destroyers USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) and USS Mason (DDG 87). HSM-74 here in order to get an appreciation of how we prioritize issues and the impact our decisions have on you, French stated. The admiral spent the morning vis iting several Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities including the newly renovated base gym, fitness center, childcare and youth centers, bar racks, Transient Personnel Unit/PreTrial Confinement Facility and Air Operations. French also joined a group of chief petty officer selectees from NAS Jax and tenant commands for lunch at the Flight Line Caf where he praised them for their accomplishment. This is a great opportunity for you to make a difference on many levels and will give you more ability to impact those around you, said French. I wish you all the best in your new roles as chief petty officers. For HMC (Sel) Rebecca Green of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, it was an opportunity she had never experienced. This was the first time, Ive ever had lunch with an admiral and I thought it was pretty awesome that he took the time to meet with us. It was nice to get a senior officers insight on the chiefs induction season and Im just proud to be here today and proud to serve, she said. According to NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander the visit was extremely productive and successful. CNIC putting eyes on NAS Jax and coming here to learn about the mission that we are executing and challenging issues we are facing will pay dividends in the future for the installation, said Undersander. Im extremely proud of our Sailors and civilians and it was a privilege to showcase all that we achieve here day in and day out, he added. CNIC 8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville celebrated the 101st anniversary of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps during a golf tournament and cake cutting ceremony at Naval Station Mayport. Navy dentists are differ ent than civilian dentists, said Capt. Gayle Shaffer, NH Jacksonville commanding officer and Navy dental offi cer. Navy dentists operate in a variety of environments ranging from a typical mili tary installation dental office, to U.S. Navy warships, to the sands of combat zones abroad. They are deployed through out the world working with uniformed service members, military dependents and even U.S. allies when conducting disaster response and humanitarian missions. For 101 years, our Dental Corps has served in times of peace and war to ensure dental readiness and act as advocates for oral health. The Dental Corps originat ed on August 22, 1912, when then-President Taft signed into law the act passed by the 62th Congress, establishing the Navy Dental Corps. Two months later, in October 1912, Emory Bryant and William Cogan were the first two dental officers to enter active duty in the Navy. The number of Navy dentists con tinued to increase with 107 active duty dentists in 1921. In 1923, the U.S. Naval Dental School opened as the Dental Department of the United States Naval Medical School, Washington, D.C. Its two-fold purpose was the postgraduate instruction of officers of the Navy Dental Corps and the training of hospital corps men to perform as dental assistants. By June 1945, dental clinic ships were recommended by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet and on April 2, 1948 the dental technician rating was estab lished. Today, more than1,200 active duty and reserve Dental Corps officers support the Navy and the Marine Corps team and their families through out the world. They maintain high operational readiness in support of all who deploy, focus heavily on disease pre vention and were one of the first units to deploy self-con tained mobile treatment units a practice common today at many fleet support areas. In addition, the Naval Postgraduate Dental School is recognized as one of the best in the world. NH Jacksonville performs approximately 78,000 dental procedures annually at its hospital and branch health clinics. Navy Dental Corps celebrates 101 years of service JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 11

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Part of Clay Countys heritage is the countys strong ties to the military dating back to the early 1800s. Today, there are over 24,000 veterans who call Clay County home. These veterans represent service to our nation from World War II through the current conflicts as well as decades of service during peacetime. The Clay County Veterans Service Office is staffed with a full time veterans service officer and a part time veterans program assistant; both avail able and eager to assist veterans and/ or family members with filing claims and/or other related needs. The office is now located on the second floor of the Clay County Administration Building at 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs, Fla. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The former Veterans Service Office at 1565 CR 315 has been closed. To make an appointment, call (904) 269-6326.Clay County Veterans Services Office has relocated 12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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DeweysCall 542-3521 Free Texas Holdem Tournaments Monday & Thursday at 7 p.m. Free Live Entertainment Friday at 7 p.m. Sept. 6 karaoke Sept. 13 Nalani Quintello Sept. 27 Pam Affronti Monday Night Football Kick-off Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Complimentary food & give-a-ways DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket at Deweys. Watch the exciting NFL action on one of Deweys five big screens. Arrive early for your choice of game. Freedom Lanes Bowling CenterCall 542-3493. Free bowling for active duty Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Wednesday Evening Bowling Special 410 p.m. All you can bowl for $5.95 Shoe rental not included Thursday Color Pin Bowling 510 p.m. $2 games shoes not included Saturday Night Extreme Bowling 46 p.m. (family themed) $8 per person 8 p.m. midnight $10 per person Price includes two hours of bowling Shoe rental included Sunday Family Day 12 6 p.m., $1.50 games Shoe rental not included Fall and winter bowling leagues are now forming! Leagues begin in September. Rising Stars Youth League Saturdays beginning Sept. 7 at 10:30 a.m.Fitness & AquaticsCall 542-2930 Outdoor pool hours Lap Swim (no concessions, slide or water park will be open) Mon. Fri. 6 8 am, 11 am 1 pm, 4:30 7 pm. Recreational swim Sat. & Sun 11 a.m. 6 pm, Labor Day, Sept. 2 11 am. 6 p.m. The outdoor pool will close for recreational swimming on Monday, Sept. 9. The pool will remain open for lap swim only MonFri 6 8 a.m.; 11 a.m. 1 p.m.; 4:30 7 p.m. Sat and Sun 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. During lap swim the concessions, water park and slide are closed. Dive-in Movie Friday, Sept. 6, 7 10 p.m. Featuring Monsters University 36 size restriction on floatsI.T.T. EventsCall 542-3318 E-mail them directly at jaxs_nas_ mwritt@navy.mil Jacksonville Zoo Spooktacular: Available Sept. 1, $9. Universal Halloween Horror Nights: Tickets coming soon! Stop by ITT to find out more about dates & pricing. Halloween Horror Nights visits ITT on Oct. 2, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Stop by to win great prizes! TobyMac Tickets: Nov. 17, 7 pm at Veterans Memorial Arena, $26. Waves of Honor Special: Seaworld Orlando Adult $46.50, Child $42.25. Busch Gardens Tampa Adult $45, Child $40.50. ITT Trip to the Yahala Country Bakery: Sept. 28, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., $25. 29th Annual Mount Dora Craft Fair: Oct. 26, 8 a.m. 3 p.m., $20. Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans Basketball: Oct. 9, Veterans Memorial Arena, section 102 at 7 pm, $55. Monster Jam: Club seating (includes pit pass) $42, regular seating (includes pit pass) $22. LegoLand: Free tickets for Active Duty member at the park. Tickets for family members can be purchased at ITT: 1 day $45.50, 1 day with waterpark $52.50, 2 day $51.25, 2 day with waterpark $54.25. Jacksonville Jaguars: Section 147 Bud Zone, $70. Jags shuttle bus $12. Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts 2013 2014 Season: Tickets now available! MOSH: $7 $12. The Artist Series Broadway in Jax 2013 2014 Season: Tickets available now! Mamma Mia!: Oct. 19, 2013, 8 pm, $60.50. Celtic Thunder: Nov. 10, 2013, 7 pm, $80. Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus: Jan. 17 & 18, 2014, $51. War Horse: Feb. 22, 2014, 8 pm, $68.50. Memphis: Mar. 22, 2014, 8 pm, $65. Million Dollar Quartet: Apr. 26, 2014, 8 pm, $65. The D* Word: Oct. 4 Oct. 25, 2014, $43.75 $46.The Vault Liberty Recreation CenterTrips, activities and costs may be restricted to E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members. Call 5421335 for information. Disc Golf Trip Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Paintball Trip Sept. 14 at 9 a.m. HabiJax Volunteer Opportunity Sept. 21 at 7 a.m. NAS Jax Golf Club Golf course info: 542-3249 Mulligans info: 542-2936 NAS Jax Club Championship Sept. 14 & 15 at 8 a.m. $80, includes golf both days, lunch both days, trophies for the division winners and gift certificates for flight winners Military Appreciation Days $18 per person, includes cart & green fees Sept. 10 & 24 for active duty Sept. 12 & 26 for retirees, DoD personnel and their guests Monday & Tuesday Play 18-holes for $20, Cart and green fee included. Open to military, DoD and guests. Not applicable on holidays. Monday Friday Play 18 holes with cart for $16 after 1:30 p.m.Mulberry Cove MarinaCall 542-3260. Free Kayak & Canoe Rental Every Thursday for active duty Free Stand-up Paddle Board Lessons Every Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Skipper B Classes $150 at the Mulberry Cove Marina Sept. 21, 22, 28 & 29 Oct. 19, 20, 26 & 27 3rd Annual Riverfest Sept. 28, 10:30 a.m. 3 p.m. Featuring music, food, free stand-up paddle board lessons, kayak lessons and more!Auto Skills CenterCall 542-3227 22 work bays, wheel balancing, tool checkout, paint booth and welding! ASE certified mechanic onsite!Youth Activities CenterCall 778-9772 Family Fitness Center hours are Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Bring your child to work out with you! Before and After School Registration going on now! Fees based on household income. Movie Under the Stars Patriots Grove Sep. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring Despicable Me 2Flying ClubCall 777-8549 Private Pilot Ground School Oct. 7 Nov. 20 $500 per person JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 13

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Three local Sailors are com peting for available roster spots on the All-Navy Softball Team during trial camp being held at NAS Pensacola, Fla. HM2(FMF) Bobby Brown, of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, is an outfielder who played on played on last years All-Navy Softball Team. We finished third in the 2012 Armed Forces Championship and Im confident that we can up our play for this year. The team is already entered in the World Softball League North American Championships at Panama City Beach this month which will be a great tune-up for the Armed Forces Championship. NAS Jax MWR Sports Coordinator Bill Bonser explained, NAS Jax sent in six packages and three were accepted. All-Navy Softball is an opportunity forSailors with the right athletic skills to compete at the highest level in the armed forces. Once the roster spots are filled, the playerswill continue to practice, as well as compete in several tourna ments leading up to the Armed Forces Championship, Sept. 14-20 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. AT2 Michael Tekac, of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, is a pitcher who played on a number of MWR teams and in other leagues. Joining an All-Navy Sports team is a prestigious TAD assignment and Im grateful to my command for their sup port. A good softball pitcher is consistent, whether its a day or night game. Youve also got to field the middle, be a hitter, and above all dont walk anybody. Im also a multi-position player and that gives our coaches more flexibility when they make the lineup. MA3 Alycia Delgado, of NAS Security Department, is an outfielder who grew up in a softball family. I love this game been playing since I was 4 years old. Perhaps my best strength is hitting. Since they accepted my application package, Ive been on the ball field practicing almost every day with Brown, Tekac and other top players. As an All-Navy rookie, Im looking forward to trial camp and the tournaments. Brown said hes proud to represent the Navy and his com mand. Im always encouraging sports-minded Sailors to try out for their favorite sport. There are more than a dozen All-Navy sports teams that Sailors can try out for. Its a great program that encourages excellence and team unity. According to Bonser, each athlete applying for an AllNavy team must submit an official application package that includes their commands endorsement. Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is the worldwide driving force behind the 14 All-Navy sports teams. This program allows Sailors with exceptional athletic skills to compete above the intramural level. Annually, All-Navy teams compete in the Armed Forces Championships against teams from the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force. The sports consist of mens and womens basketball, soc cer, cross country, bowling, volleyball, golf, softball, triath lon and marathon. In addition, there is boxing, wrestling and rugby available for men. After receiving their invita tion to trials camp, Sailors are put on no-cost TAD orders during their time with the team. CNIC picks up the tab for the selected Sailor, including flights, accommodations and meals, said Bonser. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or bill.bonser@navy.mil. 3 Sailors selected for All-Navy softball trials M i l i t a r y A p p r e c i a t i o n D a y Saturday, September 21st: JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS vs. Warner University Royals Kickoff is at 1pm! ALL ACTIVE AND RETIRED MILITARY PERSONAL GET IN FREE WITH ID! D.B.MILNE FIELD AT JU Follow us at @JUDolphins @JU_Football and @DunkinDolphin 14 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Nomads aircraft home for a whileTwo C-130T Hercules aircraft assigned to the VR-62 Nomads recently returned to NAS Jacksonville from U.S. Pacific Command their final detachment of FY13. The Nomads flew 497 flight hours over 12 weeks and carried 571,000 pounds of high-priority cargo on 28 missions. This detachment was unique in that two Nomads C-130s were flown instead of the usual Lone Nomad single-ship operation. This was due to participation in Exercise Talisman Saber, a joint exercise involving the U.S. and Australian Defense Forces. This exercise required extra logistics support and Team Nomad answered the call. Talisman Saber is a biennial exercise between the US forces and Australian Defense Forces to maintain and improve readiness between the two countries. The main thrust was to improve interoperability, combined task force operations and combat readiness between the two countries. The Nomads are on track to fly their second-busi est operations year since 2001. VR-62 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Tony Scarpino said that VR-62 Operations is forecasting that the squadron will top the 3,300 flight hours mark this fiscal year. Thats a four-aircraft squadron, if anyone is keeping track, said Scarpino. We cannot perform accomplishments like this without our exceptional main tainers and the rest of Team Nomad hitting on all cylinders. Team Nomad is doing an outstanding job, Scarpino said. The Nomads will take a month off before returning to U.S. Pacific Command to kick off the FY14 detachment cycle in early October. VR-62 is based at NAS Jacksonville and is one of five Navy Reserve C-130T squadrons serving the Navys high-priority global logistics needsfull time. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 15

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As VP-5 continues its busy schedule operating and maintaining the P8-A Poseidon, the squadron salutes a Mad Fox of the Week. This weeks exemplary Sailor is MC2(AW) Doug Wojciechowski. Born in Cherry Hill, N.J., Wojciechowski has three brothers and one sister. His father was a member of the Seabees and retired with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4 after 34 years of faithful service to his country. Wojciechowski spent most of his childhood growing up in Virginia Beach, Va. and later moved to the Jacksonville area where he attended Clay High School in Green Cove Springs. While still in high school, he worked towards his associates degree from St. Johns River State College, which he earned before he graduated high school in 2011. As a mass communication specialist, he is trained in mass media, journalism, photography, videography, graphic and web design, and print production. Within the squadron, Wojciechowski is tasked with training and making sure all Mad Fox aircrew members are proficient with handheld cameras. He also helps to write the daily flight schedule and provides public affairs support for all squadron events. When asked what the most rewarding part of his job was, he said that without a doubt it was being able to photograph homecomings after deployment. The abil ity to capture that much happiness is the best part, said Wojciechowski. Its very rewarding to be part of that special moment for families. His future goals in the Navy are to be accepted into an officer program and earn a commission. To help facilitate these goals, Wojciechowski attends Florida State University on his free time where he studies criminal justice. When Wojciechowski is away from the squadron he spends his free time riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and golfing on many of the scenic and challenging courses that Florida has to offer. He also helps coach a local football team at Oak Leaf Junior High School. VP-5 is currently in its inter-deployment readiness cycle aboard NAS Jacksonville. The use of dietary supplements has skyrocketed in recent years in an attempt to find a quick fix for ailments or to lose a little extra weight. According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 50 per cent of U.S. adults consume one or more dietary supplements daily. A dietary supplement is defined as a product taken by mouth that contains a dietary ingredient intended to supple ment the diet. When searching for supplements, consumers need to be aware that, unlike prescription medications, dietary supplements are not reviewed and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) based on their safety and effectiveness; however FDA does regulate product labeling. Do to the largely non-existent moni toring of dietary supplements; manufac turers are able to advertise supplements without research evidence, rendering it unclear if the supplement works or if the suggested potency is safe for consump tion. Supplements can do more harm than good, so it is vital for consumers to know what the body is deficient in, or if the supplements could interact with medi cations currently being taken. Always consult a health care provider when considering dietary supplements. Ingredients that consumers should be aware of on supplement labels are bitter orange, aconite, chaparral, col loidal silver, coltsfoot, comfrey, coun try mallow, germanium, greater celan dine, kava, lobelia and yohimbe. These ingredients have been linked to serious adverse effectshazardous change in blood pressure, serious liver injury, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke through clinical research or case stud ies. Although the FDA does not regulate dietary supplements, there are organi zations that strive to make formulas of supplements as safe as possible. The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is an organization that helps dietary sup plement manufacturers have certain standards and guidelines when mass producing their products. Consumers should look for the USP brand on dietary supplement packaging, to ensure it has been formulated without any potential harmful substances. The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) has released a mobile applica tion, My Dietary Supplements (MyDS), to assist consumers with purchasing supplements. The application allows individuals to search and record con sumption of various vitamins, minerals, herbs and other manufactured goods. It also provides access to science-based dietary supplement facts and general information about ODS. MyDS can be downloaded from https://myds.nih.gov in English or Spanish, and is compatible with most mobile phone devices. MyDS will also work on desktop or laptop com puters. For additional information about dietary supplements, contact Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville Wellness Center, located next to the Fitness Center, or call 542-5292. For dietary supplement fact sheets, visit www.ods. od.nih.gov and enter dietary supple ment fact sheets in the search bar. For additional information on USP, visit their Web site www.usp.org NH Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. The com mand is comprised of the Navys third largest hospital and five branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population about 163,000 active and retired sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their families more than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager at one of its facilities. To find out more, visit the command Web site at www. med.navy.mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax Dangers of dietary supplements: Know whats right for you VP-5 Mad Fox of the Week: MC2(AW) Doug Wojciechowski 16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013

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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, September 5, 2013 17 And in just a few years, when Ford is driving, going to the movies with friends, and doing all those teenager things, I guess Yodas Hut will seem uninteresting to my still-young Lindell. Which is sad, because there is so much more time to be an adult. When Ford was an infant, there were days I thought would never end. When he was a toddler, I begged for bedtime. Then he entered school and the pace changed. His grade-school years went by in a hurry. But middle school feels even faster. And sometimes, I just wish I could slow it down, maybe stand outside the fort again and wait for my little boys to finish play ing Star Wars. HOMEFRONT To celebrate Navy Lodge housekeeping, front desk and mainte nance staffs for the tire less work they do on a daily basis to support our military families, Navy Lodge Jacksonville is participating in National Hospitality Week Sept. 2327. The Navy Lodge staff is very excited to par ticipate in National Hospitality Week, said Melanie Peters. They do so much throughout the year to make sure our guests have a clean and comfortable stay at our Navy Lodge. This week allows our associates to show off their housekeeping and guest service skills and have fun at the same time. Navy Lodges world wide are planning sev eral activities. According to Peters, the following events are planned at NAS Jacksonville toilet paper basketball, lamp shade decorating contest, bucket races and more. Its difficult to leave home, whether for that military-mandated per manent change of station move or a hard-earned vacation. That is why its important to pick a mili tary lodging location that offers the many comforts of home. Navy Lodges offer family suites and oversized guest rooms that fea ture a kitchenette com plete with microwave and utensils, cable TV with premium chan nels and DVD player. Navy Lodges offer guests housekeeping service, vending machines, DVD rental service and laun dry facilities as well as handicapped accessible rooms. Guests also have in-room coffee, breakfast in the lobby and newspaper as well as convenient on-base parking while staying at a Navy Lodge. Most Navy Lodges also accept cats and dogs up to 50 pounds. To make a reservation at a Navy Lodge, call 800628-9466 (800-NAVYINN), 24/7 or go online to www.navy-lodge.com. On Aug. 31, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) will mark 171 years of providing facilities engineer ing expertise to support the mission readiness of Navy and Marine Corps commanders. The 13th Secretary of the Navy, Abel Upshur, officially established NAVFACs predeces sor, the Bureau of Naval Yards and Docks in 1842, to execute the design, construction and main tenance of Navy yards and a few other shore stations around the eastern seaboard of the United States. Eventually the Bureau and its responsibilities would grow into the global enterprise known as NAVFAC, which was offi cially established in May 1966. I could not be more proud of our history and what our NAVFAC team, around the world, is accomplishing today for our supported com manders, the joint warfighter and their families, said NAVFAC Commander and Chief of Civil Engineers Rear Adm. Kate Gregory. We are fortunate to have an exemplary team of Civil Engineer Corps officers, Seabees and NAVFAC civilians, along with our contractor part ners, who are on the job 24/7, building and maintaining sustainable facili ties, delivering utilities and services, and providing Navy expeditionary combat force capabili ties to Navy and Marine Corps commanders wherever and whenever needed. With 16 commands located in the United States, Europe, Southwest Asia and the Far East, NAVFAC is the Navy systems command that delivers and maintains high-quality, sustainable facilities for the Navy and Marine Corps, acquires and manages capabilities for the Navys expeditionary combat forces, and enables energy security and environmental stewardship around the globe. NAVFACs signature is visible on every Navy and Marine Corps installation. Nearly every pier, runway, building, gymnasium, barracks, road, utility plant, and other facilities on shore has been constructed or acquired by NAVFAC. NAVFAC Southeast supports 22 Navy, Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force installations from South Carolina to Texas and down to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The commands team of planning, construc tion, facilities services, and acquisition subject matter experts execut ed more than $2 billion throughout the south east. I am proud to be a part of such an excep tional group, said NAVFAC Southeast Commanding Officer and Regional Engineer Capt. Christopher Kiwus. Our great heritage continues through our civilians, military mem bers and contractors as they support the Sailors and Marines as they work and train to protect our nation. NAVFACs Public Works Depart-ments respond to facilities service and emergency calls in a demanding 24/7 environment. This critical work is a vital enabler for what takes place daily on bases around the world. NAVFAC Southeast has established a Regional Call Center (RCC) in Jacksonville to serve installations in the southeast. The Regional Call Center is improving efficiency by region alizing work recep tion into a single loca tion, said NAVFAC Southeast Acting Public Works Business Line Coordinator Kevin Roye. Data integrity will also be improved with a new consistent approach and increased quality control throughout the region. Delivering sustain able and cost-effective solutions is increasingly important in the austere fiscal environment our nation is facing. Last year, in support of the Secretary of the Navys ambitious ener gy goals to help achieve energy security and effi ciency throughout the Navy, NAVFAC helped supported commanders in the Navy and Marine Corps reduce energy consumption by nearly 20 percent, and increase the Navys total production or procurement of renewable energy to more than 1.5 million megawatt hours of electricity. NAVFACs Small Business program is sec ond to none. NAVFAC continues to exceed all government-wide pro gram goals and targets, with an average 48 per cent of the total dollars awarded and more than 25,000 contracts going to small businesses. We have an amazing team that is committed to choose small businesses as the first option for our contracting require ments, said NAVFAC Southeast Small Business Manager Nelson Smith. NAVFAC experts pro vide engineering reachback support to war fighters, as well as response and recovery support for natural disasters like earthquakes. In response to Hurricane Isaac in 2012, NAVFAC sent a Contingency Engineering Response Team (CERT) made up of 17 military and civilian personnel to Naval Station Gulfport and Naval Air StationJoint Reserve Base New Orleans to help in recov ery efforts. This area is especially important because the southeastern United States is prone to hurri canes and other natural disasters. This dynamic team of professional architects, engineers, construction, and acquisition special ists is made up of an all volunteer team and are ready to deploy anywhere in the United States within 48 hours, explained NAVFAC Southeast Contingency Engineer Officer Cmdr. Kenneth Vargas. These teams provide immediate critical dam age assessment data, all this with the goal of get ting the affected instal lation back to fully mis sion operational status as quickly as possible. NAVFAC also provides supported command ers with environmen tal expertise, such as installation restoration, environmental com pliance, and National Environmental Policy Act planning and coordina tion.NAVFAC Southeast celebrates 171-Year Navy heritage Operations Center 3. According to NEX Soft Line Divisional Manager Claudette Cumberbatch, the NEX plans the event all year to ensure its a success. It truly is a pleasure to do this on an annual basis for our CPO selectees. They are the reason why we are here. They give so much for all us their commitment, dedication and service is just phenomenal, said NEX Soft Line Divisional Manager Claudette Cumberbatch. Our employees are thrilled to coordinate the event and participate as models. Its one of our favorite events. NAS Jax Command Master Chief (CMDCM)(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd praised the new CPO selectees and their families for their success and contributions through CPO 365 Phase II. He also thanked the NEX employees for putting on the successful event each year. I hope you learned something tonight because I remember when I made chief and wasnt sure what I was supposed to wear and what my spouse should wear to certain events. Its definitely an important aspect of our heri tage and success as chiefs, he said. NEX NIGHT Navy Lodge celebrates National Hospitality Week

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