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'War Eagles forge another first

By Clark Pierce ANS I
Editor '""

The day after Thanksgiving
saw the VP-16 "War Eagles"
become the Navy's first opera-
tional P-8A Poseidon squadron
to deploy overseas when the
first two of its six aircraft took
off from NAS Jacksonville for
Kadena Air Base in Okinawa,
"I'm truly excited about lead-
ing the Navy's first operational
P-8A Poseidon deployment.
It's my honor to be part of this
team that's in the starting
blocks and ready to carry the
baton for the P-8A maritime
patrol community. It's time to
take our Poseidons out there
and showwhat they can do."
Pennington added, "We
returned from our final P-3C
deployment in June of 2012.
Now, just 17 months later, we're
leaving NAS Jacksonville on
the Navy's first P-8A deploy-
ment. To get to this point

See VP-16, Page 6

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..................... .. Photo by Cark Pierce
With VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bill Pennington Jr. at the controls, P-8A Poseidon No. 429 takes off from NAS Jacksonville
on Nov. 29. It represents the squadron's historic first operational deployment of the Poseidon within the Navy's maritime patrol and
reconnaissance community.


Pearl Harbor

~ Dec. 7,1941 ~

From Naval History & Heritage Command

The road to war between Japan and the United
States began in the 1930s when differences over
China drove the two nations apart. In 1931, Japan
conquered Manchuria, which until then had been
part of China. In 1937, Japan began a long and ulti-
mately unsuccessful campaign to conquer the rest
of China.
In 1940, the Japanese government allied their
country with Nazi Germany in the Axis Alliance,
and soon occupied all of Indochina. The United
States was alarmed by Japan's moves so it increased
military and financial aid to China, embarked on a
program of strengthening its own military power in
the Pacific, and cut off the shipment of oil and other
raw materials to Japan.
Because Japan was poor in natural resources,
its government viewed these steps especially the
embargo on oil as a threat to the nation's survival.
To neutralize the danger posed by the U.S. Pacific
Fleet based at Pearl Harbor, Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto, commander of the Japanese fleet,
devised a plan to destroy the U.S. fleet at the outset

U.S. Navy photo
In this Dec. 7, 2008 image, a Sailor from the U.S. Pacific Fleet Band plays taps during a joint U.S. Navy/
National Park Service ceremony commemorating the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
of the war through a surprise attack.
In October 1941 the naval general staff gave final See PEARL HARBOR, Page 4

Base Chapel, USO team up to help families

By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS jax Public Affairs Specialist

The NAS Jax Chapel and
Greater Jacksonville Area
USO are again sponsoring
the Shipmates to Shipmates
Program which provides food
items for military families who
may need a little assistance
during the holidays.
The USO coordinated
with base commands to
identify families receiving
Thanksgiving food baskets
containing canned/dry goods
and vouchers for turkeys at the
base commissary.
More than 100 baskets/
bags were assembled Nov. 26
by Sailors assigned to the base
chapel with food items pro-
vided by the chapel, USO and
donations to the chapel's food
"The NAS Jax Chapel main-

Prepping For New Season
Page 3

Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
AWO2 Ryan Estes (left) and AWV2 Ryan Kalasz of the NAS Jax
Base Chapel help prepare more than 100 food baskets/bags on
Nov. 22 for Navy families who might need a little assistance dur-
ing the Thanksgiving holiday.

tains a food locker to provide
help to our military fami-
lies who may need a little
assistance, especially during
the holiday season. We have

partnered with the USO to
give them meals during the
Thanksgiving and Christmas
holidays," said NAS Jax
Command Chaplain (Cmdr.)

Shannon Skidmore.
"We do this every year to
help with morale and it's the
spirit of the holiday season to
give back."
According to Greater Area
Jacksonville USO Executive
Director Mike O'Brien, the
program is successful due to
the generosity of others. "We
are thrilled to team up with
the base chapel to help ser-
vice members and their fami-
lies during the holiday sea-
son. We continue to work with
our sponsors and patrons
to procure donations for this
very worthy cause to pro-
vide holiday meals through
the Shipmates to Shipmates
Program," said O'Brien.
Skidmore also explained
that the chapel's food locker is
stocked with items year-round
so families can come in after
being screened by their com-

mand or Navy and Marine
Corps Relief Society and pick
up food supplies.
"The food locker is available
to help Sailors and their fami-
lies who are in need by collect-
ing donations from those who
are able to give. We are always
accepting donations of canned
goods or dry non-perishable
items. For the holidays, we
need boxes of stuffing, canned
green beans, corn, yams, cran-
berry sauce, instant mashed
potatoes and packaged gravy
for the holiday bags we will be
making up in the next couple of
weeks," said Skidmore.
The food locker maintains an
account and all donated funds
go directly into this account
to pay for the turkey vouchers.
Donations can be made at the
base chapel weekdays from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. For more infor-
mation, call 542-3051/52.

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On the southeastern part of Ford Island, looking northeasterly, the USS California (BB-44) is listing
to port after being hit by Japanese aerial torpedoes and bombs during the Dec. 7 surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor.
This Week in Nav Histor
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From Staff

Dec. 5
1843 Launching of USS
Michigan the Navy's first pre-
fabricated, iron-hulled warship
at Erie, Penn.
1941 USS Lexington (CV-2)
sails with Task Force 12 to ferry
Marine Corps aircraft to Midway
Island leaving no aircraft carri-
ers at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Dec. 6
1830 Naval Observatory, the
first U.S. national observatory,
established at Washington, D.C,
under command of Lt. Louis

1917 German submarine
torpedoes sink USS Jacob Jones
(DD-61) off England.
1968 Operation Giant
Slingshot begins in Mekong
Dec. 7
1917 Four U.S. battleships
(USS Delaware (BB-28), USS
Florida (BB-30), USS New York
(BB-34) and USS Wyoming
(BB-32) arrive at Scapa Flow,
England taking on the role of the
British Grand Fleet's 6th Battle
1941 Japanese carrier aircraft

attack U.S. Pacific Fleet, based in
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1944 Seventh Fleet forces
land Army troops at Ormoc Bay.
Kamikazes attack Task Force,
damaging several ships.
Dec. 8
1933 Secretary of the Navy
establishes Fleet Marine Force,
integrating a ready-to-deploy
Marine force with its own aircraft
into Fleet organization.
1941 U.S. declares war on
1941 USS Wake (PR-3), a river
gunboat moored at Shanghai, is
only U.S. vessel to surrender dur-

U.S. Navy photos
Rescue teams at work on the capsized hull of USS Oklahoma
(BB-37), seeking crew members trapped inside on Dec. 7, 1941.
The starboard bilge keel is visible at the top of the upturned hull.
Officers' motor boats from Oklahoma and USS Argonne (AG-31)
are in the foreground. USS Maryland (BB-46) is in the back-

ing World War II.
1942 Eight PT boats (PT
36, PT 37, PT 40, PT 43, PT 44,
PT 48, PT 59, and PT 109) turn
back eight Japanese destroyers
attempting to reinforce Japanese
forces on Guadalcanal.
Dec. 9
1938 Prototype shipboard
radar, designed and built by the
Naval Research Laboratory, is
installed on USS New York (BB-
1941 USS Swordfish (SS-193)
makes initial U.S. submarine
attack on Japanese ship.
1952 Strike by aircraft from
Task Force 77 destroys munitions
factory and rail facilities near
Rashin, North Korea.
Dec. 10
1941 Guam surrenders to
1941 Aircraft from USS
Enterprise (CV-6) attack and sink
Japanese Submarine 1-70 north of

Hawaiian Islands. A participant
in the Pearl Harbor Attack, 1-70 is
the first Japanese combatant ship
sunk during World War!II.
1941 PBY flying boat pilot-
ed by Lt. Utter of VP-101 shoots
down Japanese ZERO in first
Navy air-to-air kill during World
War 11.
1950 Evacuation operations
at Wonson, North Korea, com-
1979 First Poseidon subma-
rine configured with Trident
missiles, USS Francis Scott Key
(SSBN-657), completes initial
deterrent patrol.
Dec. 11
1941 Wake Island Garrison
under Cmdr. Winfield
Cunningham repulses Japanese
invasion force.
1954 First super carrier of
59,630 tons, USS Forrestal (CVA-
59), launched at Newport News,

Great Stuff Foam: Our last line of defense

By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor

Of all the household chores and repairs I've had
to face on my own in Dustin's absences, the one that
I still feared the most, until last week, was using
Great Stuff Foam.
You know, it's that liquid in a spray can that
expands to three-times its size to fill holes in walls.
It looks like a can of hair spray, and it shakes like
spray paint, but when the yellow liquid inside meets
the air, it grows like a marshmallow about to burst
in the microwave.
Yes, I feared this even more than sewage flooding
the basement or getting on the roof to chip away at
ice dams.
I think my fear came from watching my dad use
Great Stuff when I was a kid. Maybe it was the way
he always told me to "stand way back" while the
foam was "growing." Maybe it was the long list of
warnings I saw on the back of the can. Or maybe
it was seeing what happens to the outside of other
peoples' homes when they get overzealous with
Great Stuff.
More likely, however, I was afraid of Dow com-
pany's wonder filler because, in the past, cans often
came with a set of gloves.
Any product that has its own accompanying safe-
ty equipment goggles, gloves, face mask has to
be dangerous. If the manufacturer doesn't trust you
enough to get your own equipment, if they have to
supply if for you, then what business do I have using
it n my basement?
Spoiler: The can I used last week did not come
with gloves, and I didn't have any of my own. I used
a plastic bag instead.
I had gone many years without needing to use
Great Stuff. Then we converted our heating system
to natural gas last week.
One of the dirty secrets of this popular conversion
is that you are left with mice-sized holes in your
basement walls afterward.
For centuries humans have sealed their base-
ments to keep critters out. Now, through the won-
ders of natural gas conversions, we've left holes in
our fortress.
The mice can hardly believe their good fortune.
All these warm houses, once airtight and impen-
etrable to them, now have one- to two-inch holes at
ground level. We might as well put revolving doors
and concierges outside.
The gas company will fill the holes for you, but if
the conversion takes nearly 12 hours, as it did for

From the Homefront
us, and the workers leave after sunset, it's possible
for them to overlook places that need to be filled.
You will see them the next day, when you are tak-
ing laundry to the basement, and sunlight beams
in like a flashlight through the foundation. If you're
like me, it will be a Saturday and the gas company
will be closed for everything except emergencies.
You're going to need Great Stuff.
The people at Lowe's were careful to explain the
seriousness of Great Stuff to me. "A little goes a long
way," the man said. Then he repeated it like 10 more
times. "And use gloves," he warned.
When I got home and realized I didn't have
gloves, I asked Ford and his friend, Noah to come
into the basement with me for moral support. I
didn't want to face Great Stuff alone.
Also, I wanted there to be witnesses if the foam
swallowed me whole.
As I stuck the can's nozzle into the hole where
our oil tank line used to be, Ford and Noah started
mocking me: "Oh no! It's the foam!" They hummed
music from "Jaws." Once the liquid started oozing
out of the hole, however, they realized my fear: the
foam grows. And grows. And grows.
"Mom, you used way too much," Ford yelled.
"It's dripping onto the floor," Noah said.
Heaps of Great Stuff billowed from the walls, and
it was still oozing from the nozzle, too. It was on my
hands and the toe of my shoe, and it was hardening
I screamed all the way upstairs to wash my
hands. Ford and Noah laughed at me from the base-
ment: "Mom, don't look now, but the foam is follow-
ing you!"
An hour later, I went back downstairs to admire
my work. The hole looked like it had been filled
with puffy yellow warts that threw up on the floor.
It definitely wasn't pretty, but I was pretty sure no
mice were getting in.
And I was proud of myself for using Great Stuff.
It's addicting, actually. Before the can froze up, I
wanted to fill more things. I looked for cracks in the
concrete and holes around the windows. I mean,
why not just Great Stuff the entire house? Why not
just Great Stuff myself?
In the rush of excitement and adrenaline, I pic-
tured myself with an exoskeleton of yellow foam. I'd
be like the Michelin man, only with Great Stuff.
Which, honestly, would be rather warm, and
might be our ultimate defense against the mice.

Notice of upcoming

NAS Jax power outage

From Public Works

NAS Jacksonville Public Works Department periodi-
cally schedules power outages in order to safely per-
form required maintenance in the high voltage substa-
tion serving family housing and the Naval Hospital
Jacksonville campus.
The next scheduled power outage is Dec. 7, from 8
a.m. to 2 p.m.
Your understanding of the necessity for these power
outages is sincerely appreciated because the required
maintenance will greatly improve the reliability of the
substation equipment and the installation's overall elec-
trical distribution system. Outages are scheduled in
order to minimize the impact they will have on opera-
tions and the daily lives of our family housing residents.

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Executive Officer
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Master Chief
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Public Affairs Officer
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Staff Writer
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Photos by Marsha Childs

Blue Angels visit FRCSE at

NAS Jacksonville

(From left) John Bailes, an overhaul and repair supervisor on the F/A-18 produc-
tion line, provides a maintenance snapshot on strike fighters flown by the Navy
Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, to AVCM Robby Bonanno with
the squadron's maintenance team as Doug Greenwood, a planner/estimator,
escorts the tour of the hangar during a visit to Fleet Readiness center Southeast
on Nov. 21. Artisans at the military depot repair the aircraft for the Blue Angels.

(From left) Jeff Ferguson the F/A-18 center barrel program manager at Fleet
Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) points out metal fatigue on an air intake
to AZC Bruce Kunkel with the maintenance team from the Navy Flight
Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, as Doug Greenwood, an F/A-18 plan-
ner/estimator, looks on during a tour of the overhaul and repair line on Nov. 21.
Artisans at the military depot are extending the service life of the legacy aircraft
by replacing worn out parts and repairing damage to the fuselage.

Photo by Clark Pierce
The Blue Angels C-130T Hercules logistics aircraft, affectionately known as "Fat
Albert," landed at NAS Jacksonville Nov. 21. Fat Albert's all-Marine crew of three
officers and five enlisted personnel flew a number of Blue Angels maintainers
to the station, where they visited Fleet Readiness Center Southeast to check on
depot-level maintenance being performed on F/A-18 Hornets assigned to the Blue

Photo by MC2 Kathryn Macdonald
Lt. Cmdr. Dave Tickle, lead solo pilot for the U.S. Navy flight demonstration
squadron, the Blue Angels, performs the Dirty Roll on Take-off maneuver Nov.
19 at NAS Pensacola. The Blue Angels are conducting winter training where the
pilots must complete 120 practice flights before kicking off the 2014 air show sea-
son at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., March 15.

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approval to Yamamoto's plan, which
called for the formation of an attack
force commanded by Vice Admiral
Chuichi Nagumo. It centered around
six heavy aircraft carriers accompanied
by 24 supporting vessels. A separate
group of submarines was to sink any
American warships that escaped the
Japanese carrier Force.
Nagumo's fleet departed in strictest
secrecy for Hawaii on Nov. 26, 1941. The
ships' route crossed the North Pacific
and avoided normal shipping lanes. At
dawn on Dec. 7, the Japanese task force
had approached undetected to a point
slightly more than 200 miles north of
Fortunately, the U.S. aircraft carriers
were not at Pearl Harbor at this time.
On Nov. 28, Adm. Kimmel sent USS
Enterprise under Rear Admiral William
Halsey to deliver Marine Corps fight-
er planes to Wake Island. On Dec. 4,
Enterprise delivered the aircraft and
by Dec. 7, the task force was on its way
back to Pearl Harbor.
On Dec. 5, Kimmel sent the USS
Lexington with a task force under Rear
Adm. Newton to deliver 25 scout bomb-
ers to Midway Island. The third Pacific
carrier, USS Saratoga, had departed
Pearl Harbor for repairs on the west
At 6 a.m. on Dec. 7, six Japanese carri-
ers launched the first wave of 181 planes
composed of torpedo bombers, dive
bombers, horizontal bombers and fight-
Just before dawn, U.S. Navy vessels
spotted an unidentified submarine
periscope near the entrance to Pearl
Harbor. It was attacked and reported
sunk by the destroyer USS Ward (DD-
139) and a patrol plane. At 7 a.m., an
alert operator at an Army radar station
at Opana spotted the approaching first
wave of the attack force. The officers to
whom those reports were relayed did
not consider them significant enough
to take action. The report of the subma-
rine sinking was handled routinely, and
the radar sighting was passed off as an
approaching group of American planes
due to arrive that morning.
The Japanese aircrews achieved com-
plete surprise when they hit American
ships and military installations on

U.S. Navy photos
In this 2007 image, the USS Arizona Memorial can be seen in the distance from
the Healing Field Flag Memorial at Pearl Harbor that featured 2,804 flags, each
standing eight feet tall, to commemorate every service member killed in the
Japanese attack on Dec. 7,1941.

Oahu shortly before 8 a.m. They
attacked military airfields at the same
time they hit the fleet anchored in Pearl
Harbor. The Navy air bases at Ford
Island and Kaneohe Bay, the Marine
Corps airfield at Ewa and the Army
Air Corps fields at Bellows, Wheeler
and Hickam fields were all bombed
and strafed as other elements of the
attacking force began their assaults on
the ships moored in Pearl Harbor. The
purpose of the simultaneous attacks
was to destroy the American planes
before they could rise to intercept the
Of the more than 90 ships at anchor
in Pearl Harbor, the primary targets
were the eight battleships. Seven were
moored on Battleship Row along the
southeast shore of Ford Island, while
the USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) lay in
drydock across the channel. Within the
first minutes of the attack all the battle-
ships adjacent to Ford Island had taken
bomb and or torpedo hits.
The USS West Virginia (BB-48) sank
quickly. The USS Oklahoma (BB-37)
turned turtle and sank.
At about 8:10 a.m., USS Arizona (BB-
39) was mortally wounded by an armor-
piercing bomb that ignited the ship's
forward ammunition magazine. The
resulting explosion and fire killed 1,177
crewmen, the greatest loss of life on any
ship that day and about half the total
number of Americans killed.
USS California (BB-44), USS
Maryland (BB-46), USS Tennessee (BB-
43) and USS Nevada (BB-36) also suf-

fered varying degrees of damage in the
first half hour of the raid. There was
a short lull in the fury of the attack at
about 8:30 a.m. when USS Nevada,
despite her wounds, managed to get
underway and move down the channel
toward the open sea. Before she could
clear the harbor, a second wave of 170
Japanese planes, launched 30 minutes
after the first, appeared over the har-
bor. They concentrated their attacks on
the moving battleship, hoping to sink
her in the channel and block the nar-
row entrance to Pearl Harbor. On orders
from the harbor control tower, the USS
Nevada was beached at Hospital Point
and the channel remained clear. When
the attack ended shortly before 10 a.m.,
less than two hours after it began, the
American forces had paid a fearful
Twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific
Fleet were sunk or damaged: the battle-
ships Arizona, California, Maryland,
Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania,
Tennessee and West Virginia; cruisers
USS Helena (CL-50), USS Honolulu (CL-
48) and USS Raleigh (CL-7); the destroy-
ers USS Cassin (DD-372), USS Downes
(DD-375), USS Helm (DD-388) and USS
Shaw (DD-373); seaplane tender USS
Curtiss (AV-4); target ship (ex-battle-
ship) USS Utah (AG-16); repair ship USS
Vestal (AR-4); minelayer USS Oglala
(CM-4); tug USS Sotoyomo (YT-9); and
Floating Drydock Number 2.
Aircraft losses were 188 destroyed
and 159 damaged, the majority hit
before they had a chance to take off.

The wrecked destroyers USS Downes
(DD-375) and USS Cassin (DD-372)
in Drydock One at the Pearl Harbor
Navy Yard, soon after the end of
the Japanese air attack Dec. 7, 1941.
Cassin has capsized against Downes.
USS Pennsylvania (BB-38) is astern,
occupying the rest of the drydock. The
torpedo-damaged cruiser USS Helena
(CL-50) is in the right distance, beyond
the crane. Smoke is from the sunken
and burning USS Arizona (BB-39), out
of view behind Pennsylvania.

The battleship USS Nevada (BB-36) is
beached and burning after being hit
forward by Japanese bombs and torpe-
does Dec. 7, 1941. Her pilothouse area
is discolored by fire. The harbor tug
Hoga (YT-146) is alongside Nevada's
port bow, helping to fight fires on the
battleship's forecastle.

American dead numbered 2,403. That
figure included 68 civilians, most of
them killed by improperly fused anti-
aircraft shells landing in Honolulu.
There were 1,178 military and civilian
wounded. Japanese losses were com-
paratively light. Twenty-nine planes,
less than 10 percent of the attacking
force, failed to return to their carriers.
The Japanese success was over-
whelming but it was not complete.
They failed to damage any American
aircraft carriers which by a stroke of


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Inchcape Shipping Services suspended from Navy contracts

From Rear Adm. John Kirby
Navy Chief of Information

"The Navy announced today it suspended Inchcape
Shipping Services Holding Ltd. (ISS) and its affiliated
companies from contracting with the Federal govern-
ment on November 26, 2013.
The suspension prevents Department of the Navy
(DON) and all other Federal departments and agen-
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options under existing contracts or issuing any new
task or delivery orders under indefinite quantity con-

tracts with ISS or its affiliates above the minimum
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The SDO's decision reinforces the high standards
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Suicide prevention awareness training available through FFSC

From Fleet and Family Support Center

In December, NAS lax Fleet and Family Support
Center (FFSC) is offering Suicide Prevention
Awareness Training for base and tenant commands.
"Should your command be in need of this training,
select a date and time that is convenient for your com-
mand and call 542-2776 to reserve seating," said FFSC
Education and Training Coordinator Wilhelmina
"Attending this one-hour class could help you save

Teen driving class offered Dec. 23
From NAS Jax Safety Office

Statistically speaking, new drivers are more likely to
be involved in an accident or receive a ticket within the
first 12 months of getting a driver's license.
As a parent of a new driver, that can cause a lot of
worry and sleepless nights. What can you do about it?
The NAS Jax Safety Office offers a driver improve-
ment class specifically for young drivers between the
age of 15 and 21 years old. They do not have to have a
driver's license to attend.
The class will be held Dec. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
in the Building 1 Safety Conference Room.
Participants will learn safety tips and how to
respond to driving emergencies as well as increasing
awareness of other driving risks and much more. There
will be videos, quizzes and a multiple-choice test.
There will not be any time behind the wheel only
a classroom session. Each participant will receive an
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P-8A Poseidon No. 429, assigned to the "War Eagles" of VP-16, builds speed during take-off from NAS Jacksonville on Nov. 29. Two days later, it landed at Kadena Air
Base in Okinawa, Japan.

AD2 Tyler Dorsey of VP-16 loads an item onto a pal-
let while preparing for deployment at Hangar 511.


From Page 1

took a lot of teamwork between VP-16, VP-30 and
Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing
(CPRW) -11. There's been lots of open dialogue and
synchronization to keep up with the rapid learning
curve associated with the transition to this new type/
model series.
This also helps pave the way for VP-5 and VP-45,
who are following our lead. Staff from these organiza-
tions have set up processes to keep everyone abreast
of the latest information. Whatever lessons we learn
on deployment will be shared back to CPRW-11, so
they can assure that our follow-on squadrons are
properly updated and equipped.
"I believe everyone involved with the P-8 develop-
ment considers it a model acquisition program and
that the eyes of Big Navy will be watching this deploy-
ment with great interest," said Pennington.
He noted that Mobile Tactical Operations Center
(MTOC) 1 has also deployed to Kadena and will work
with VP-16 aircrew to support their P-8 mission sys-
"Our ASW assessment meets all requirements
and shows very capable weapons systems. In early
November, we launched the first Harpoon over-
the-horizon, anti-ship missile from a P-8A aircraft,"
Pennington continued.
The six-plane squadron answers to Commander
Task Force 72 (CTF-72) under Capt. Michael Parker,
who in turn reports to Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet Vice
Adm. Robert Thomas.
"When I talk with our people, I remind them that
they're part of something unique and special -that
this series of events doesn't come around very often.
How do they want this historic event in Navy history
to be remembered? I urge them to develop a mind-
set for addressing challenges that they encounter
for the first time. There are many 'first' evolutions
that they will conduct during this deployment," said
This is the sixth deployment for VP-16 Pennington,
who has been a pilot in the maritime patrol and
reconnaissance force (MPRF) for more than 15 years.
Lt. Cmdr. Erik Thomas is the squadron operations
officer responsible for day-to-day scheduling of the
CACs and aircraft. He has 13 years in the Navy, the last
two with the War Eagles.
"Our missions are tasked in support of CTF-72, and
our operations team manages about 90 aircrew within
our dozen CACs. With the P-8A, it's good to know
that when we put an event on the flight schedule we
don't have reschedule for engine, avionics or airframe
issues," said Thomas.
"For Poseidon missions, we schedule three pilots,
two NFOs, two acoustic operators and two radar oper-
ators. In addition to flight events, we also work with
the squadron training department to schedule simu-
lators and ground events (meetings)."
Thomas's department also manages pilot proficien-
cy by tracking take-offs, approaches, landings, and
total flight hours.
ADC Joshua Spencer, with more than 13 years in
the MPRF, works in VP-16 Maintenance Control. "We
guide the efforts of each work center to ensure our
new aircraft meet the requirements of daily flight
operations. We're also the first stop for aircrew who
return to base with discrepancies concerning the air-
craft. From there, maintenance control directs work
orders to the appropriate shops," said Spencer.
"The P-8 transition hasn't really changed how we
do things in maintenance control but there is a cul-
ture change taking place. Went from four turboprop
engines to two technologically advanced jet engines
that require far fewer maintenance hours," explained
Spencer. "Another culture change is dealing with
all the 'firsts' that will be accomplished during our

Sailors attached to VP-16 load items onto a pallet while preparing for deployment Nov. 21. VP-16 is the first
operational squadron scheduled to deploy with the P-8A Poseidon aircraft.

VP-16 Sailor AWO2 Julio Cerpa attaches an inventory sheet to a pallet while preparing for deployment.

deployment. Our Sailors are excited about getting out
there and performing in the real world.
"The goal is to set priorities for scheduled inspec-
tions and unscheduled maintenance to ensure air-
craft are up and ready for every mission. Boeing sub-
ject matter experts and logistics support personnel are
available when needed. It's exciting to be part of this
deployment and I'm confident that our team will do
well," said Spencer.
AWO2 Justin Ross is an aircrewman and acoustic
systems instructor. "When a sonobuoy drops, we lis-
ten to it as well as view what it's displaying to us as we
track submarines. One of the big improvements of the
P-8 over the P-3 is having more displays and trackers
for concurrent processing of data. We now get so much
information thrown at us that we have to filter out
what we don't need.
"Another night-and-day improvement is crew ergo-
nomics. The P-3 is so noisy you have to almost yell at
the person next to you. And flying at relatively low alti-
tudes under turboprop power can get very bumpy. The
P-8 flies higher and faster, with low cabin noise that is
very similar to a commercial airliner," stated Ross.
Ross is a qualified member of Combat Aircrew
(CAC) 8. "We're looking forward to showing off our
Poseidon during multi-national exercises and at air
shows in allied countries," said Ross.
War Eagles Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/
SW) Brian Porter was on board the CO's aircraft. "This
is an exciting time for our men and women. We're
ready to get the squadron over to our area of respon-
sibility and do what we're trained to do. My job is to
manage the overall welfare of our Sailors and to assist
our commanding officer in maintaining an environ-
ment of excellence," he said.
This is Porter's first deployment in the Navy's avia-

AM2 Matthew Walton of VP-16 tightens straps on a
pallet on Nov. 25 while preparing for deployment.
tion community. Previously, all his deployments were
with the surface community. "It's my opportunity to
work in a totally different part of the Navy and I'm lov-
ing it."

JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 5, 2013 7

Pallets sit in \ P-16's hangar ba\ on No%. 25 in preparation for deployment.

After stowing his personal gear on board War Eagle
No. 429, CMDCM(AW/SW) Brian Porter returns
to NAS Jacksonville Hangar 511 to say farewell to
friends and family.

VP-16 Operations Officer Lt. Cmdr. Brian Thomas says goodbye to his wife, Mary, son, Andrew, and daughter,

Supporting media coverage of VP-16's historic P-8A
deployment are MC3 Eric Pastor and Public Affairs
Officer Lt. j.g. Christi Morrissey.

A civilian fuel truck driver hands a fuel line to a
VP-16 Sailor in order to top off the tank of War Eagles
P-8A Poseidon No. 429 prior to take-off on Nov. 29
from NAS Jacksonville.

VP-16 Sailors strap down a pallet Nov. 25 while pre-
paring for deployment.

AE1 Nathan Williams weighs crew luggage on a
plane-side scale on Nov. 29, as P-8A Poseidon No.
435 is packed out for its first deployment from NAS

AWO2 Borg Miller and Lt. Timothy Bierbach review
a pre-flight checklist as VP-16 aircrew load gear for
their first operational deployment in a P-8A Poseidon.

AN Jacob Southard secures a pallet of cargo while
preparing for VP-16's deployment.

Photo by MC2 Kegan Kay
VP-16's P-8A Poseidon No. 429 and No. 435 aircraft refuel at Naval Air Facility (NAF) Atsugi, Japan Dec. 1. The squadron's landing at NAF Atsugi represents their his-
toric first operational deployment of the Poseidon within the Navy's maritime patrol and reconnaissance community.

8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 5, 2013

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

provides loan or grant assistance

By Kaylee LaRocque [' -
NAS ]ax Public Affairs Specialist iM h I I Ill

The Navy-Marine Corps Relief
Society (NMCRS) is a non-profit,
charitable organization that was
created in 1904 by the Department
of the Navy to help military mem-
bers and their families facing
financial hardships by providing
interest-free loans and grants.
Since January 2013, the NAS lax
NMCRS volunteers have handled
almost 2,500 cases, providing
nearly $1.4 million in assistance.
The society also helps service
members, retirees and their fami-
lies through the Visiting Nurse
Program by providing in-home
visits including combat casualty
assistance, new mom and baby
check-ups and elderly care; Budget
for Baby workshops, educational
assistance, help with emergency
travel and Quick Assist Loans
A QAL provides an interest-
free loan up to $500 for basic liv-
ing expenses or family emergen-
cies. Sailors and Marines can just
walk in with their LES, fill out the
application and walk out with the
money. It is repaid through an LES
deduction over a 10-month period.
For client, Cheryl Everette, a
Navy widow, the NAS lax NMCRS
has been a true blessing.
"I moved to Jacksonville in 2000
after my husband, Dennis passed
away from liver cancer earlier that
year. We were in Maryland at the
time where he retired as a journal-
ist first class petty officer in 1993
after serving 21 years in the Navy,"
said Everette.
"Before God called him home,
he said he wanted me to move
somewhere warmer that was
Navy-friendly. I bought a home
here and traveled back and forth to
help with my new grandchild."
When Everette ran into what
she calls a "financial rut" and had
some health issues, she turned to
the NMCRS for help. "My husband

Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Navy and Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Caseworker
Mel Schade (left) discusses NMCRS policies with client Cheryl Everette
during her visit to the society on Nov. 25.

had done some stories about the
society so I knew what they were
all about. It was the first place I
thought of to go for help because
I knew that if I could get a loan
that once my funds became avail-
able, I could pay them back," she
Unfortunately, Everette contin-
ued to struggle. "I ran into a road-
block with Social Security disabil-
ity. So I came in again and they
welcomed me with open arms.
Over the years, they have helped
me with interest-free loans to help
with dental care, electric bills, gro-
ceries, new glasses, air condition-
ing repair and car costs," she said
"They have been here for me
over the years and now that I am
getting some of my benefits so I
am trying to pay some of it back,"
Everette continued.
"I would love to be able to vol-
unteer here but I don't think I'm
healthy enough though."
NMCRS Caseworker Mel Schade,
a volunteer here for the past three
years, has assisted Everette by
helping with budgets, providing
loans and most of all morale sup-
"Mel is a wonderful counselor
and I consider her a friend. She's
just been so awesome. God puts
people in your life for a reason
and I love her because I know she

cares," said Everette.
"We mesh really well together
and have some similarities in our
backgrounds," affirmed Schade,
who has provided nearly $590,000
in loans, while volunteering 2,551
Schade, who has handled 958
cases at the NAS Jax NMCRS,
clearly loves what she does. "I do
this because it's the one place I
know that with everything we do,
regardless if we approve or deny a
loan, we've made a difference for
the good of the service members or
their families," she said.
For Everette, the NMCRS has
definitely made a difference.
"When you need some financial
help or just need someone to talk
to, they are here to help. There are
so many people who are out there
hurting financially who don't have
to because they are here. I'm proud
to call them my 'family,'" said
Everette, gratefully.
If you or some other military
family needs assistance, please
call 542-3515.
Volunteers are always needed at
the society in a variety of different
functions. Whether, it's answer-
ing the phone, helping clients or
teaching classes, the society wel-
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For more information about the
services NMCRS offers, go to www.

Free college admissions

testing available for

service members

By Ensign Shereka Riley
Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

Your base Navy College Office (NCO) offers
paper-based American College Testing (ACT) and
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) college admissions
testing at base education centers to active duty ser-
vice members free of charge.
According to Mareba Mack, educational special-
ist at the NAS Pensacola Navy College Office, when
a current score is required for service or education
programs, all eligible military members, including
the Coast Guard, are authorized to take one free
college admissions exam administered at their
local base education center.
"A few of the service programs that require a cur-
rent SAT or ACT score are the Naval Academy and
the Naval Academy Preparatory School Programs,
Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program and the
Seaman to Admiral-21 program," said Mack.
"Service members with hopes of pursuing a
baccalaureate degree at a four-year institution
are eligible for a free test whether or not they are
using military education program benefits such as
Tuition Assistance (TA) and/or the GI Bill."
Both the ACT and SAT are administered monthly
by the educational center staff.
In order to help prepare for the SAT and ACT, the
NCO offers free materials to assist service mem-
bers in achieving the scores they need. Mack sug-
gests members visit their local NCO to receive
official test guide booklets that offer information
about each exam, including practice tests.
Additional information on the ACT and SAT is
available at www.act.org/aap/pdf/Preparing-for-
the-ACT.pdf and http://sat.collegeboard.org/SAT/
Andrea Franklin, educational technician at the
NCO Pensacola notes that the education centers
also offer other tools that can be used to improve
basic English and math skills.
"Other offerings available at no charge include
the Online Academic Skills Course (OASC) and the
College Placement Skills Training Course (CPST),"
said Franklin.
For more information on the OASC and CPST,
visit https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/dsp oasc.
aspx and https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/dsp
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Fire Scout
By Clark Pierce

Upgrades are underway at the Paul
L. Nelson Helicopter Training Facility
aboard NAS Jacksonville to support the
new MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aer-
ial vehicle (UAV) an extended-endur-
ance variant of the original MQ-8B Fire
Scout. It was introduced to the media
Oct. 31 at Naval Base Ventura County at
Point Mugu, Calif.
"The 'Charlie' is an unmanned adap-
tation of the commercial Bell 407 heli-
copter. It boasts twice the endurance
and three times the payload capacity
of the MQ-8B which has already seen
extensive service in Afghanistan, Africa
and South America," said Training
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support, Fire Scout is used for a range
of land missions, including cargo deliv-
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pounds of cargo in its sling, along with
a 1,000-pound maximum internal pay-
load at an operational ceiling of 17,000
Air Vehicle Operators (AVOs) and
Mission Payload Operators (MPOs)
attend the Fire Scout Training Center at
NAS Jacksonville.
AVOs must be one of the following
specialities: Naval Aviator or Naval
Flight Officer (13xx designator), or
enlisted Naval Aircrewmen (AW), and
Air Traffic Controller (AC) who are E6
or above.
MPOs are enlisted personnel
E5 or above in the following rates;
AW, Operations Specialist (OS), or
Intelligence Specialist (IS).
Northrup Grumman Fire Scout
instructor Anthony Knittel said that
the Charlie simulation utilizes a new
operating system going from Unix to
Linux. The graphical user interfaces are
very similar.
"It's basically the same boxes in a dif-
ferent airframe. Guidance and navi-

Photo by Clark Pierce
(At left work station) Lt. Cmdr. Patrick McMonigle and Lt. Cmdr. Jason Sparks, both assigned to HSL-48 at NS Mayport, key
in mission plan coordinates for MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles during training in the Northrup Grumman sim-
ulator located at NAS Jacksonville.

Northrup Grumman Fire Scout
Instructor Anthony Knittel (left) says
integration of the MQ-8C into the
training simulator is going smoothly.
He shows Sailors how to conduct UAV
intelligence, surveillance and recon-
naissance missions.

Lt. Cmdr. Edward Soley and Lt. Cmdr.
Steve Lenick, from the Fire Scout
detachment embarked with USS
Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58), agree that
UAVs have several advantages over
manned systems, including increased
maneuverability, reduced cost, reduced
radar signatures, longer endurance,
and less risk to crews.
gation engineers have done a great
job with Fire Scout. This UAV is con-
trolled by an off-the-shelf keyboard and
mouse. Most everything is point-and-

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in the loop to make decisions during at sea by 2014. The Navy will continue
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VP-45 'Pelicans gather to give thanks

By Lt. j.g. Joseph Johannes -" .....-7 -. 1*'
VP 45 I

In the spirit of the holidays, the VP-45
"Pelicans" gathered for Fall Fest Nov. 22
to give thanks for all of their blessings
over the past year.
Taking a pause from their transition
to the Navy's newest maritime patrol
aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, the Pelicans
and their families joined in Hangar 511
to dine on a potluck feast.
The VP-45 Chiefs' Mess filled the
spaces with the mouth-watering aroma
of turkeys early in the morning as they
began deep frying the birds.
Other members of the squadron
contributed sides for the feast such as
mashed potatoes, stuffing, pies, and
other traditional Thanksgiving staples.
"The spread was amazing," remarked
AWO1 Jared Tolbert.
"To see all of the homemade food
brought in by members of the squad-
ron really shows you how much we care
about each other."
The VP-45 Family Readiness Group
completed Fall Fest with cheerful dec-
orations and a bouncy castle, which
helped to create a carnival atmosphere
in the hangar.
Everyone left not only full, but happy
to have the opportunity to spend time
with their Pelican family.

VP-5 Mad Fox of
By Lt. j.g. Taylor Brauns

As VP-5 continues its busy schedule
operating and maintaining the P8-A
Poseidon, the squadron is highlight-
ing one outstanding "Mad Fox" each
week. This week's "Mad Fox of the
Week" is AZ1 Andrew Redman.
Redman was born in Norfolk, Va.
and is the third generation of his fam-
ily to serve in the Navy. He joined
the Navy upon entering boot camp
in August 2006. After graduation, he
went to AZ "A" School in Meridian,
Miss. in October 2006. He then joined
VAQ-136 stationed in Atsugi, Japan
from January 2007 to January 2010. In
January 2010 he joined VP-5. During
his time at VP-5 he has deployed to
Sigonella, Italy and Kadena, Japan.

Photo courtesy of VP 45
A group of VP-45 "Pelicans" and their families celebrate during a Fall Fest with a Thanksgiving feast on Nov. 22.

the Week: AZ1 Andrew Redman
'0-" u(; /~cialist for junior Sailors, and the sec-
retary of the command's First Class
_-_- Petty Officers Association.
S :-' ..... "The most challenging part of my
Mgi- job is managing the ever changing
nature of the P8-A Poseidon's man-
Hg. uals because the aircraft is so new,"
........ I explained Redman. "However, seeing
_the sailors who are junior be success-
ful at their job is always rewarding for
AZ1 Andrew Redman me."

As an aviation maintenance admin-
istrationman, Redman and his fellow
AZ's are tasked with tracking all main-
tenance on the aircraft. He is also
charged with making sure all inspec-
tion guidelines and maintenance pub-
lications are up to date. Within VP-5,
Redman's collateral duties include
command indoctrination sponsor
coordinator, command financial spe-

Redman's current goals within the
Navy are to make chief and then apply
for limited duty officer. To help dis-
tinguish himself amongst his peers,
he is currently working on his bache-
lor's degree at Excelsior College where
he majors in business management.
When he is away from the squadron,
he enjoys going to science and history
museums, reading, and running.



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Southeast Region Sailors unite through CSADD

By MC1 (SW) Greg Johnson
Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs

The concept of Sailors helping Sailors
has been the underlying philoso-
phy of the Coalition of Sailors Against
Destructive Decisions (CSADD) since
the program's beginnings at Navy
Region Mid-Atlantic in 2010. Since its
inception, 300 chapters and thousands
of Sailors Navy-wide have joined the
coalition to promote good decision-
making among peers.
Navy Region Southeast accounts for
42 CSADD chapters with more than 800
active participants and that number
continues to grow as Sailors throughout
the region unite under the coalition.
"CSADD is a great program that gives
junior Sailors a chance to have a positive
influence on their fellow shipmates,"
said Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, com-
mander, Navy Region Southeast.
"I think it's important for them to
have a program like CSADD that offers
opportunities for leadership and a sys-
tem of support. I encourage Sailors
throughout the region to get involved
and do their part to better themselves
and better their shipmates."
CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentorship
program geared toward Sailors aged
18-25. According to AZC(AW) Scott
Battle, Navy Region Southeast CSADD
coordinator, the program not only
deters Sailors from making destructive
decisions, but it also helps build leader-
ship and organizational skills.
"The program's primary goal is obvi-
ously to help prevent Sailors from mak-
ing decisions that put them in bad situ-
ations, but it also serves as a forum for
junior Sailors to develop skills that will
help them for the rest of their careers,"
Battle said.
"The activities that chapters typically
engage in require initiative, teamwork
and coordination to make them happen
and the Sailors who have the motivation
to involve themselves in that process are
definitely benefiting."
CSADD chapters typically sponsor a
variety of social and volunteer events
as an alternative to riskier activities,
such as parties or the bar scene. Events
typically include comedy nights, tal-
ent shows and game nights, as well as
numerous volunteer opportunities.
In addition, each chapter also holds
monthly training meetings.
"Monthly training topics are the same

for each chapter Navy-wide," Battle
said. "It's a good opportunity for chap-
ters to focus on Navy programs and
policies, such as SAPR (Sexual Assault
Prevention and Response) and suicide
According to Air-Traffic C3 Alexis
Ray, president of the Naval Air Station
Jacksonville CSADD chapter, the pro-
gram offers something for everyone.
"I think it's a good opportunity to help
our fellow shipmates and to give back to
the local community," Ray said. "I want
to help Sailors maintain the best career
path without getting into any kind of
trouble or ending up at captain's mast.
The NAS Jacksonville chapter was
only formed three months ago, but is
already having an impact on the base
and in the community. The chapter is
scheduled to participate in the "26.2
with Donna" breast cancer aware-
ness marathon Nov. 22, as well as the
"Run or Dye" 5K run later this month.
In addition, members also volunteer
at Mandarin Food Bank and the Clara
White Mission, which provides meals
and job training programs for the home-
"We want to volunteer as much as
possible," Ray said. "Any time there
is a volunteer opportunity here in
Jacksonville, our goal is to be involved.
I feel like the community does a lot of
things to support us, so they should
know that we appreciate them as much
as they appreciate us."
One of the tools many chapters use
to strengthen cohesion between their
members, as well as other chapters,
is social media. The NAS Jacksonville
chapter uses Facebook to reinforce
monthly training topics and advertise
social and volunteer events.
"Social media is very important to our
cause," Ray said. "You can communicate
through e-mail, but it just doesn't have
the same reach as social media. When
we started our Facebook page, not only
did our members start following the
page, but so did their friends and fami-
lies. I think it's awesome that families
across the country are able to keep up
with our page and see how we are trying
to give back."
She said social media is one of the
main reasons the chapter has been
so successful. Her chapter is up to 15
members its Facebook likes are up more

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Navy Chaplain Corps

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By Christianne Witten
Chief of Navy Chaplains Public Affairs

The Navy Chaplain Corps launched
its first official blog on its 238th anni-
versary, Nov. 28, to facilitate a unique
and constructive two-way dialogue
between the Chaplain Corps' leader-
ship and their stakeholders, including
service members and their families.
This new blog, hosted on the DoD
Live platform, will help to inform and
create a dialogue on how chaplains
support the religious and pastoral
care needs of Sailors, Marines, Coast
Guardsmen, civilians and their fami-
Navy chaplains and religious pro-
gram specialists operate across a
broad spectrum of environments to
fulfill the mission of the Chaplain
Corps: to inspire hope and strengthen
spiritual well-being through the deliv-
ery and coordination of effective reli-
gious ministry at sea and ashore.
The blog will focus on how the
Chaplain Corps meets its mission
through the following core capabili-

To provide and facilitate religious
Care for all with complete confi-
Advise leadership on morale, the
moral and ethical command climate,
and religious matters that affect the
command's mission.
Blog topics will include the follow-
ing areas where chaplains are deeply
involved: casualty support, wound-
ed warrior care, suicide and sexual
assault prevention, and humanitarian
"As chaplains, we are appointed to
support the free exercise of religion for
all in the Naval service and their fami-
lies and to support them in any way
we can. This blog will help us better
share our story and generate dialogue
on what it means to answer the call to
serve in Naval chaplaincy," said Chief
of Navy Chaplains Rear Adm. Mark
Visit the new Chaplain Corps blog at

Senior Pentagon official urges holiday safety awareness

By Amaani Lyle
American Forces Press Service

A senior Pentagon official is urging
military members to avoid the kinds
of risky behavior that can spike dur-
ing the holiday season. Army Lt. Gen.
Michael Linnington, military deputy
to the undersecretary of defense for
personnel and readiness, cautioned
against historically fatal factors such
as distracted driving, or driving while
fatigued or under the influence.
"The holidays are a special time
for military members and their fami-
lies to release, rejoice and recharge,"
Linnington said.
"They serve here and around the
world, making a difference, which is
all the more reason their safety and
well-being is so critical."
With off-duty time, leisure and trav-
el inherently bring risk, the general
said, particularly through vehicular
mishaps from Thanksgiving through

New Year's Day. He encouraged prop-
er planning to mitigate those risks,
often exacerbated byweather.
"Basically we're using the same
principles of risk management that we
use in combat to help reduce holiday
accidents," Linnington said.
"Have a plan, execute the plan, and
know your subordinates' plans lead-
ership is important."
The Travel Risk Planning System
is a DoD-wide tool sponsored by the
Defense Safety Oversight Council to
assist with long-distance travel plan-
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Photo by Shannon Leonard
Lt. Jen Wright of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence asks a group of children to guess the name of the insect displayed on the
screen behind her at the NAS Jax Youth Activities Center on Nov. 22 during a home schooling event.

MWR provides home school networking event

By Shannon Leonard wMA
MWR Marketing

On Nov. 22, the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department hosted
a free home schooling event at the NAS Jax Youth Activities Center,
providing an opportunity for parents and children to meet with other
home schooling families in a fun and relaxing environment. The
event included special guest speakers, a tour of the facility and a pre-
sentation from the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE).
NAS Jax School Liaison Officer Dawn Mills provided information
on opportunities available through the Child and Youth Programs
for home schooling families including the youth center, teen center,
gym, art room, computer/science room, homework /reading room,
playground and more! Following the presentation, Mills lead the
families on an informative tour of the youth center.
NECE staff members explained what they do for the Navy and pro-
vided a hands on opportunity for the children to observe live insects.
Children were able to hold or touch a corn snake, observe a bed bug
and a beetle under microscopes, watch how a scorpion changes color
and more.
"This is a phenomenal opportunity for our military home schooling
families," said Jason Mckenzie, Youth Activities director.
"This is our first home schooling group gathering and over 67 fam-
ily members were in attendance. We brought the families together
with the intention of facilitating the needs of military home schooling
families," continued McKenzie.
The Youth Activities Center will be open to home schooling fami-
lies beginning in January and more information will be posted on the
MWR Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nasjaxmwr.

Lt. Jen Wright of the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence cap-
tures the children's attention while holding her pet tarantula dur-
ing the event.

Lt. Matthew Yans with the
Navy Entomology Center
of Excellence holds a corn
snake for the children to
interact with during the
home schooling event
at the Youth Activities
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Keep your car in good
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In rain, snow, fog and
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Stay aware of the driv-
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an erratic driver, don't
get angry get away from
Be careful at inter-
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are going to do the right
thing especially red light
Keep your children in
car safety seats and they
are properly installed.
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NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Photos by Morgan Kehnert
Roy Undersander (left) presents Robert Luis Garcia (right) the owner of a 1957 Chevy
Atkinson with the first-place trophy in Bel Air, is presented with the first-place Best in
the People's Choice category dur- Show tropy by NAS Jax Commanding Officer
ing the MWR-sponsored Car and Bike Capt. Roy Undersander during the MWR Car
Show at Dewey's All Hands Club on Nov. and Bike Show on Nov. 22.
22. Atkinson showed his 2011 Dodge
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AM2 Justin Petersik of VP-30 shows his custom
2006 Kawasaki ZX10R to judges (from left) Phil
Collins, manager of the Mulberry Cove Marina, RV
Park and Auto Skills Center; NAS Jax Command
Master Chief (CMDCM)(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd
and NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy
Undersander during the Car and Bike Show.
Petersik won first place in the Show Bike category.

Photo by CSCS Wendell Heyward
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander serves up some tasty food
items for hungry patrons in line for the Thanksgiving meal at the Flight Line Cafe
on Nov. 26. Hundreds of patrons enjoyed all the traditional fixings without having
to cook thanks to a dedicated team of culinary specialists.

Single Navy mothers needed for research study

From Staff

If you are a single Navy mothers
who have been on deployment and
have completed an entire deployment
cycle your participation is needed for
a research study to determine what is
the emotional re-adjustment of coming
home and reentering post deployment
life after being deployed.
A doctoral psychology student at
Capella University wishes to ask you a
few questions about your experience on

deployment. Your participation should
take about one hour. You must have
completed a deployment within the
past 12 months and be at least 18 years
old. All participants will receive a $10
Starbuck gift card.
To learn more, contact Juanita Bruno-
Jacob at (703) 618-9668 or email jbrun-
ojacob2@capellaunivesity.edu. This
research is conducted under the direc-
tion of Dr. Eleni Pinnow and has been
reviewed and approved by the Capella
University Institutional Review Board.

Photo courtesy of the Flight Line Cafe

Thanksgiving at Flight Line Cafe
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Roy Undersander, right, before opening up for their annual Thanksgiving holiday
meal on Nov. 26. Undersander spent several hours helping serve more than 400
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Photo by Shannon Leonard

Turkey Trot Golf Scramble

The NAS Jacksonville Golf Course hosted the annual Turkey Trot Golf Scramble on Nov. 25. Special thanks go to all the participants and the University of Phoenix for
sponsoring the event. Neither MWR, nor the U.S. Navy or any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services.

NAS Jax Sports
Greybeard Basketball League registration
Open to active duty, DoD Civilians, DoD contractors and
selective reservists ages 30 & up assigned to a command
at NAS Jacksonville.
Intramural Basketball League forming
Open to active duty, DoD civilians, DoD contractors and
selective reservists assigned to a command at NAS
3-on-3 Basketball Tourney Dec. 10
This league is open to active duty, selective reservists, and
command DoD and DoD contractors only from NAS Jax.
Teams are comprised of a maximum four players from their
respective commands and can enter multiple teams. The
tournament will start at 5 p.m. at the NAS Jax Gym. Sign
up by Dec. 6.
4-on-4 Flag Football League meeting -
Dec. 11, 11:30 a.m.
The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD
and DoD contractors assigned to a command aboard NAS
Jacksonville. The meeting will be held at Dewey's at 11:30
a.m. Commands having their athletic officer or designated
representative attend the meeting will receive five captain's
cup points. All interested personnel should attend the
meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork
to join the league.
Jingle Bell Jog 5k Dec. 13,11:30 a.m.
The run is free and open to all authorized gym patrons.
Runners will earn captain's cup points for their commands
for participating. Runners can sign up at the NAS Jax Gym
or Fitness Source prior to the Dec. 6 deadline. The run
will be held on Perimeter Road at the end of Mustin Road
before the Antenna Farm at 11:30 a.m. Registration will also
be held at the race site from 10:30-11:15 a.m.
For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-
2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser@navy.mil.

USO Pal Day

celebrates 56 years

From Staff

Saturday marks the 56th anniversary of USO Pal
Day in St. Augustine, where the city's attractions show
their support and appreciation to members of the U.S.
armed forces and their families by opening their doors
free of charge.
In addition, members of Elks Lodge 829 serve a free
lunch sponsored by the Greater Jacksonville Area
Over the years, tens of thousands of active duty mili-
tary and their families have enjoyed USO PAL Day.
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO has the sole of
mission of supporting our brave men/women and
their families who defend our freedoms. We are great-
ly appreciative of our partnership with the City of St.
Augustine, Elks Lodge 829 and the United Way of St.
Johns County.

Pentagon official says Department

of Defense needs more BRAC

By Jim Garamone th
American Forces Press Service
The Defense Department is again asking Congress cre
to allow it to use a tool that would help alleviate dra- E
conian budget cuts possible under sequestration: the De
base realignment and closure process, the
The latest call came from Frank Kendall, the Ga
undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technol- Pa
ogy and logistics. In a commentary printed Nov. 22 1
in Roll Call, Kendall said the logic for another closure be
round is irrefutable.
The department simply cannot afford to keep en
excess infrastructure on the books, he said. ed
"For example, the Army has announced plans ba
to reduce its force from 562,000 to 490,000 soldiers he
and more reductions could be forced by looming
budget cuts, but without BRAC the Army will not frc
be allowed to close any bases to reduce overhead," 199
Kendall wrote.
"This 'empty space' tax on our warfighters will the
simply result in cuts to capabilities elsewhere in the $48
budget." Ac
And those cuts, more often than not, would occur thi
in operations and maintenance and modernization red
accounts. Operations and maintenance cuts cripple tio
near-term readiness, modernization cuts affect long-
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ment and closure process cut roughly 3 percent of exi

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Dec. 31, 7 p.m. 1 a.m.
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Florida Ecosafaris $25 $119
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Trips, activities and costs may be restrict-
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active duty members. Call 542-1335for
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The Avenues Mall Shuttle
Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.

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Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
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Free Stand-up Paddle Board Lessons
Every Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m.

Aulo Shills Center
Call 542-3227
22 work bays, wheel balancing, tool
checkout, paint booth and welding!
ASE certified mechanic onsite!

Youlh Activiies Center
Call 778-9772
Family Fitness Center hours are
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
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Dashing Through the Grove
Dec. 6, 4-8 p.m.
Free snow sledding, tree lighting, pho-
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Photo by Clark Pierce

Scholarships for military children

By Cherie Huntington
DeCA Public Affairs Specialist

Applications for the 2014 Scholarships
for Military Children Program are now
available at commissaries worldwide or
at http://www.militaryscholar.org.
Applications must be turned in to a
commissary by close of business Feb.
28, 2014. Packages must be hand-deliv-
ered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service
or other delivery methods, not emailed
or faxed.
This year's award amount has risen
to $2,000, and the program awards at
least one scholarship at each commis-
sary with qualified applicants.
An applicant must be a dependent,
unmarried child, younger than 23, if
enrolled as a full-time student at a col-
lege or university, of a service member
on active duty, Reserve or Guard mem-
ber, retiree or survivor of a military
member who died while on active duty,
or survivor of a retiree.
Applicants should ensure that they

and their sponsor are enrolled in the
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting
System database and have a military ID
card. The applicant must attend or plan
to attend an accredited college or uni-
versity, full time, in the fall of 2014 or be
enrolled in studies designed to transfer
to a four-year program.
Fisher House Foundation, a nonprofit
organization that helps service members
and their families, administers the pro-
gram. Scholarship Managers, a national,
nonprofit, scholarship management ser-
vices organization, manages and awards
the scholarships. Commissary partners
and the general public donate money to
the program; every dollar donated goes
directly to funding the scholarships.
Since inception of the program in
2001, more than $11.3 million in scholar-
ships have been awarded to 7,412 mili-
tary dependents from more than 71,000
For more information, call 856-616-
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DoD transitions to next phase of aid in Philippines

Photo by MC3 Ricardo Cuzman
MV-22 Ospreys assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, load
supplies to provide aid during Operation Damayan on Nov. 14. The George Washington Carrier
Strike Group and the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade are assisting the Philippine government in
response to the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in the Republic of the Philippines.

By Army Sgt. 1st Class
Tyrone Marshall Jr.
American Forces Press Service

The Department of Defense
has transitioned to the next
phase of recovery efforts in
the Philippines in the wake of
Super Typhoon Haiyan, DOD
spokesman Army Col. Steven
Warren said Nov. 25.
Warren provided Pentagon
reporters an update on U.S.
military assisted humanitarian
aid and disaster relief, known
as Operation Damayan, in
the Philippines based on the
recommendations of Marine
Corps Lt. Gen. John Wissler,
commander of the 3rd Marine
Expeditionary Force and Joint
Task Force 505.
"Yesterday . Lt. Gen.
Whistler declared Operation
Damayan as officially moved
to Phase 4, which is transition,"
Warren said.
Initially, Warren said, the
general recommended that
JTF 505, which was stood up to
provide command and control
over relief efforts, stand down

on or about Dec. 1.
Warren also described the
extent of relief support provid-
ed by the U.S. military to the
government of the Philippines.
"We've delivered more than
four million pounds of relief
supplies and equipment,
which was provided by the
U.S. Agency for International
Development primarily," he
Additionally, Warren said,
the U.S. military logged nearly
2,000 flight hours, conducted
1,000 flights, and moved 2,000
relief workers into Tacloban
"The Department of Defense,
[through the military] has
airlifted nearly 20,000 survi-
vors from the affected areas to
date," he said.
Despite the transition
Warren noted the department
continues to provide assis-
tance to the typhoon-stricken
"The USS Freedom deliv-
ered 11 pallets of supplies to
Tacloban yesterday," he said.

U.S. Marines reduce Philippine relief operations

By Marine Corps Cpl. Brandon
Suhr III
Marine Expeditionary Force/Marine Corps
Installations Pacific I ,

U.S. Marines supporting Joint
Task Force 505 in Tacloban City
have begun to redeploy Nov. 26
due to the decreasing demand for
unique U.S. military capabilities
in recovery efforts.
The government of the
Philippines, with the U.S. Agency
for International Development,
and various international military
and nongovernmental support-
ers, continues leading the effort to
help survivors and continue the
recovery from Typhoon Haiyan-
Yolanda in the Tacloban area.
However, the emergency relief
efforts are now transitioning to
long-term recovery operations.
"We are now transitioning
towards expanding beyond the
airport," said Philippine Navy
Capt. Roy Trinidad, the task-group
airport commander with Joint
Headquarters Staff Operations.
"The airport is in good hands.
Civil aviation authorities are now
handling the airport, of course
with support from the Philippine
air force and the U.S. military."
The entire area was destroyed
when the typhoon hit Nov. 7 and
all local government was affected
by the storm.
But within a matter of days per-
sonnel from the armed forces of
the Philippines had arrived and
government officials were flown
in from unaffected areas. Multiple
countries, including the U.S.,
offered assistance.
"All the relief that came in, food,
water, medicine, fuel, would not
have been possible, we could not
have pushed them out from the
airport without the critical air
assets that came in," Trinidad
"The decisive point of the whole
mission was the arrival of the air-
craft to help us push all the sup-
plies out."
Typhoon Haiyan struck the
Philippines with estimated
wind gusts reaching 230 mph.
The storm left a path of destruc-
tion spanning 36 provinces and
impacted an estimated 4.2 mil-
lion people, according to the
Philippine National Disaster
Risk Reduction and Management

Photo by Ricardo Cuzman
HM3 Class Eric Chiarito (left) from Hyde Park, N.Y., and Master Sgt.
Jonathan Thornton, from Lake Havasu, Ariz., load supplies onto a
forklift at Tacloban Air Base in support of Operation Damayan on
Nov. 14. The George Washington Carrier Strike Group and the 3rd
Marine Expeditionary Brigade are assisting the Philippine government
in response to the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan in the Republic of the

"We were led by our Philippine
partners from the 8th division
and we got critical augmenta-
tion from the armed forces of the
Philippines they have been lead-
ing this thing since day one but
all the augmentation that has now
been provided is now being shoul-
dered by the Philippine armed
forces," said Marine Corps Brig.
Gen. Paul Kennedy, the com-
manding general of 3rd Marine
Expeditionary Brigade that's cur-
rently in support of Joint Task
Force 505.
"It makes me feel good as an ally
of this government that we could
respond," Kennedy added.
"We were under the direction of
the Philippine armed forces the
entire time. [The response] was
tailored and it was immediate and
responsive. We feel pretty good
about having participated in this
The 8th division has designed
a plan to continue improving
the ground transportation cor-
ridors by having the Philippine
armed forces travel along the
roads to make sure they are open,
Kennedy said.
"We have pulled more than 135
different types of trucks that are
being used to push forward on a
regular schedule in coordination
with our Department of Social
Welfare and Development. We
are pushing the relief to a lot of

[impacted] communities and now
a lot of the hospital facilities are
increasingly functional in coor-
dination with the Department
of Health," said Philippine Army
Col. Emmanuel Cacdac, the
Yolanda deputy task force com-
"We plan to build up need-
ed relief supplies here that our
military trucks and assets will
be pushing out to the stricken
municipalities. We have done this
on a regular basis for the last cou-
ple weeks."
The U.S. assets were critical in
the operation of several distribu-
tion hubs, including Tacloban
City, Guiuan and Ormoc City,
Cacdac said.
The substantial improvement
in supply chains across the most
severely affected areas have set
conditions for a coordinated,
responsible, and measured retro-
grade of U.S. military forces from
the Philippines, Kennedy said.
U.S. military forces in the
Philippines evacuated more than
17,000 people from typhoon-
impacted areas and delivered
more than 2,000 tons of relief sup-
"It is very heartwarming that
one of our closest allies, the U.S.
military, was the first to join us
and help us. Truly, their presence
put a lot of stability in the initial
stages of the operation," Cacdac


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than 70 percent in the past two months. Ray said she
expects those numbers to continue to grow.
Battle said he also expects growth, not only at the
NAS Jacksonville chapter, but at chapters throughout
the region.
"The CSADD program has been a great success to
this point because of the quality Sailors that have been
involved and the hard work they have put in," Battle
said. "I think that's the real reason CSADD has come
this far, and that's why I expect this program to con-
tinue to grow and evolve."
For more information about CSADD and its mis-
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support/21st CenturySailor/CSADD/Pages/default2.
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luck were absent from the harbor. They neglected to
damage the shore facilities at the Pearl Harbor Naval
Base, which played an important role in the Allied
victory in World War II. American technological skill
raised and repaired all but three of the ships sunk or
damaged at Pearl Harbor (Arizona, considered too
badly damaged to be salvaged; Oklahoma, considered
too old to be worth repairing, and the obsolete USS
Utah (AG-16) considered not worth the effort). Most
importantly, the shock and anger caused by the sur-
prise attack on Pearl Harbor united a divided nation
and was translated into a wholehearted commitment
to victory in World War II.

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Legal Matters: Guidelines to become a naturalized citizen
From the Region Legal Service Office

Would you like to be an American
citizen, or get citizenship status for your
dependents or family members? This
article will summarize the process and
resources available.
To join the military, in most cases
a you must already be a "Lawful
Permanent Resident" (LPR) of the
United States. The next step is citizen-
ship, which will allow you to vote, use
a greater range of social services, more
easily sponsor relatives, and obtain a
security clearance. To gain citizenship
status, you go through the "naturaliza-
tion" process. For most people, natu-
ralization requires at least three years
of continuous residence in the United

States. However, one of the many ben-
efits of military service is expedited nat-
uralization. Since we are currently in
a designated period of armed conflict,
you can submit your application after
just one day of military service.
To apply, fill out forms N-400 and
N-426, available from www.uscis.gov,
and submit to your command immi-
gration representative. You will also
need to provide a photocopy of your
permanent resident card, two color
photographs and a fingerprint card.
In the United States, fingerprints must
be taken at a United States Customs
and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Application Support Center; overseas,
base security or NCIS may assist with

taking them on form FD-258. The com-
mand representative will submit to
USCIS for processing. You will then
schedule an interview with USCIS, in
which you will need to demonstrate
good moral character, loyalty to the
United States, basic ability to read and
write in English, and knowledge about
the fundamentals of American govern-
ment. The final step is a naturalization
ceremony, and then you're a citizen.
What about LPR status and citizen-
ship for your wife, children and extend-
ed family? As a LPR, you may sponsor
your spouse and unmarried children
for immigration into the United States
as permanent residents by filing form
1-130, Petition for Alien Relative. As a

citizen, you may sponsor your spouse,
children, parents, siblings, and/or
fiance(e). Once a dependent or relative
has been granted LPR status, they too
can start the naturalization process.
Dependents accompanying service
members on overseas orders qualify
for an exception from the requirement
for continuous residence in the United
States, allowing them to accumulate
time creditable towards naturalization
while overseas. Some spouses accom-
panying a service member overseas will
also quality for expedited naturaliza-
tion, allowing them to forgo this waiting
period altogether.

See LEGAL, Page 22

JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, December 5,2013 21

DoD wraps climate change response into master plans

By Cheryl Pellerin
American Forces Press Service

The effects of climate change
are already evident at Defense
Department installations in
the United States and over-
seas, and DOD expects cli-
mate change to challenge its
ability to fulfill its mission in
the future, according to the
first DOD Climate Change
Adaptation Roadmap.
John Conger, the acting dep-
uty undersecretary of defense
for installations and environ-
ment told American Forces
Press Service Nov. 26 that the
roadmap was completed in
2012 and published early this
The document "had us do a
variety of things," Conger said.
"But the piece that I think is
the crux of the report is, rath-
er than creating a stovepipe
within the DOD organizational
structure to deal with climate
change, [the document says]
we are going to integrate cli-
mate change considerations
into the normal processes, the
day-to-day jobs of everybody."
Such language is going to be
integrated into various guid-
ance documents, he added,
"and we've already started
doing that."
The department's action is
part of a federal government
effort to address the global
challenge. In June, President

Barack Obama launched a
Climate Action Plan to cut car-
bon pollution, prepare com-
munities for climate change
impacts and lead similar inter-
national efforts.
Across the United States,
local communities and cities
are updating building codes,
adjusting the way they manage
natural resources, investing in
more resilient infrastructure
and planning for rapid recov-
ery from damage that could
occur due to climate change.
And on Nov. 1, the president
issued an executive order on
climate preparedness directing
federal agencies to modernize
programs to support climate-
resilient investments, manage
lands and waters for climate
change preparedness and resil-
ience, and plan for climate-
change-related risk, among
other things.
The order also forms an
interagency council on cli-
mate preparedness and resil-
ience, chaired by the White
House and composed of more
than 25 agencies, including the
Defense Department.
The foundation for DOD's
strategic policy on climate
change began with the defense
secretary's publication in 2010
of the Quadrennial Defense
Review. The QDR, produced
every four years, translates the
National Defense Strategy into
policies and initiatives.

In 2010, the QDR for the first
time linked climate change
and national security. It said
climate change may affect
DOD by shaping the depart-
ment's operating environ-
ments, roles and missions,
have significant geopolitical
impacts worldwide, and accel-
erate instability or conflict.
The QDR said DOD also
would have to adjust to climate
change impacts on its facilities,
infrastructure, training and
testing activities and military
As the acting deputy under-
secretary of defense for instal-
lations and environment,
Conger also is the department's
senior climate official, and his
first job is to manage the instal-
lations and environment port-
"That includes over 500
bases and 300,000 buildings
and 2.2 billion square feet of
space," he said. "The infra-
structure has a plant replace-
ment value on the order of $850
billion. There's a lot of stuff
out there that is all going to be
impacted by changes in the cli-
Conger said the department
has to plan for the contingen-
cies that climate change poses
just as it would plan for any
other contingency, driven by
any other force in the world.
"As I look at managing the
infrastructure, I have to think

about risk as well in that con-
text," he said.
"What is climate change like-
ly to do? What are the major
changes that will occur that
will affect that $850 billion real
property portfolio?"
The obvious threats are
things like a rise in sea-levels,
storm surges and storm inten-
sity, but there's also drought
and thawing permafrost that
affects bases in Alaska, the
deputy undersecretary added.
"Similarly, on our installa-
tions we have over 400 endan-
gered species," he said.
"We manage those species
through documents called
integrated natural resources
management plans and we
manage [them] not through
some degree of altruism . .
but the fact is that if we don't
manage those species effec-
tively and they do appear more
threatened, then other regula-
tory agencies will put limits on
what we can do on our prop-
erty and that will impact train-
Conger added, "We said,
'Take climate into account.
Make sure you have planned
for this. Make sure you have
thought about it and addressed
it in your [installation manage-
ment] plans.'"
"These are all, in my mind,
sensible, reasonable steps that
don't cost very much money
today and just require a little

bit of forethought in order to
reduce our exposure to risk
The president's June Climate
Action Plan categorized rec-
ommendations for action in
terms of mitigating or elimi-
nating emissions that cause
climate change, adapting to
climate change, and work-
ing internationally on climate
change, Conger said.
DOD has been looking at
mitigation, or the energy prob-
lem, for a long time, the deputy
undersecretary added.
Energy and climate are tied
together, Conger said, because
energy and emissions are tied
"We are working very hard
and diligently to reduce
our energy usage, to reduce
our energy intensity and to
increase the use of renewable
energy, which doesn't have
emissions," he said.
"And we have done each of
these things not because it is
good for the climate or because
it reduces emissions but
because they provide mission
and monetary benefits."
Conger says the depart-
ment's $4 billion annual utility
bill drives the search for ener-
gy-efficiency, renewable-ener-
gy development projects and
more. All have benefits from
a mission perspective first, he
said, and also turn out to be
good for the environment.

Keeping safe: Holiday season fire safety tips

From the Fire Prevention Division an electrical "short" can and will start a fire.

The Christmas holiday season is now upon us.
Christmas trees, decorative lights, candles, individu-
als smoking at parties all increase the likelihood of a
fire in your home. To help everyone enjoy a fire safe
holiday season, we recommend that you follow these
holiday season fire safety tips:
Christmas trees
When buying a fresh-cut tree, make sure it is
fresh. When the trunk of a tree is bounced on the
ground, a shower of needles shows that the tree is too
dry and a greater fire risk.
Cut the trunk at an angle at least one to two inches
above the end to help the tree absorb water. Place
the tree in a non-tip stand filled with water. Place the
stand well away from exits, your home traffic pattern
and sources of heat. Check and maintain water level
on a daily basis.
When buying an artificial tree, make sure it is
labeled or otherwise identified or certified by the
manufacturer as being "flame retardant" or "flame
Holiday lights and decorations
Use only UL or other safety-tested lights. Check
markings on light sets for "indoor" or "outdoor" use
and display accordingly.
Check light sets, new and old, for broken or
cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, and loose con-
nections. Replace worn and broken light sets.
Do not overload extension cords. Check and fol-
low manufactures recommendations for multiple light
connections. Do not connect more than three stan-
dard size sets of lights per single extension cord.
Do not use electrical decorations or lights on
metal Christmas trees.
Turn off all lights on trees and decorations before
you retire for the evening or leave home. Remember,

Christmas tree and d(

From the NAS Jax Fire Prevention Division
To reduce the risk of fire during the holiday sea-
son, the following requirements are in effect and
in accordance with standards set forth in the NAS
Jacksonville Instruction 11320.1S, Fire Prevention and
Fire Protection Measures.
All decorations, lights and trees for all occupan-
cies (except housing) shall be inspected and approved
by the fire department.
Natural cut (live) Christmas trees are not permit-
ted in assembly (clubs), correctional, BEQ/BOQ, Navy
Lodge, dormitories or educational facilities.
Artificial trees in assembly occupancies shall

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If you are retiring or
separating from active
duty and need assis-
tance with submitting
your claim for disability
and compensation to the
Veteran's Administration
(VA), you can start up to
one year prior to retiring/
separating with getting
our medical information
in order.
AMVETS is the Veter-
ans Service Organiza-tion
advocate for separating or
retiring service members
and their families provid-
ing assistance with sub-

mission of claims to the
VA for benefits, disabili-
ties and compensation.
AMVETS is a national
Veterans Service Organi-
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mit claims to the VA and
advocate for veterans and
their families with the VA
All assistance is free
and you are not required
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and to make an appoint-
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Use only flame-retardant or non-combustible
Place candles away from Christmas trees, com-
bustible decorations, displays, curtains or drapes in
areas where they cannot be knocked or blown over.
Always use candle holders that are sturdy, won't
tip over easily, and made of a non-combustible mate-
Never leave burning candles unattended or within
the reach of small children.
Always extinguish candles before you leave the
house or retire for the evening.
Ensure matches and lighters are kept out of the
reach of children.
Portable electric heaters
Use only a portable electric heater that carries the
label of an independent testing laboratory (UL or FM).
Ensure portable electric heater is equipped with
an automatic shutoff feature "tip over" switch (unit
turns off if knocked over).
Keep portable electric heaters at least three feet
away from any combustible material.
General fire safety
Do not burn gift-wrappings or trees in the fire-
place. Flames can get out of control and spread
embers around the room.
Equip your home with a portable UL listed ABC
(all purpose) rated fire extinguisher.
Provide individuals smoking with large, deep,
non-tip ashtrays.
Empty ashtrays often, wetting their contents
before dumping them.
Test your smoke detector at least monthly.
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Hagel visits first Zumwalt-class destroyer

By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service

Defense Secretary Chuck
Hagel said the not-yet-
launched Zumwalt-class
destroyer he toured Nov. 21
"represents the cutting edge of
our naval capabilities."
The ship, now known as the
Pre-Commissioning Unit, or
PCU, Zumwalt, will become
the USS Zumwalt, named
for former Navy Adm. Elmo
Zumwalt. Officials said the
ship is about a year away from
joining the fleet.
Now littered with large pro-
tective crates storing systems
not yet installed, the ship is
being fitted with new auto-
mated systems. The Zumwalt,
Navy officials explained, has
highly accurate long-range
weapons, an impressive power
generation capability and a
design emphasizing "stealthy"
radar-defeating materials and
The ship will be home port-

U.S. Navy photo courtesy of General Dynamics
The Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer DDG 1000 is floated
out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works ship-
yard. The ship, the first of three Zumwalt-class destroyers, will
provide independent forward presence and deterrence, support
special operations forces and operate as part of joint and com-
bined expeditionary forces. The lead ship and class are named in
honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. "Bud"
Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970-
ed in San Diego, Hagel noted, bled near where the ship is
and it "represents an important docked in Bath, Maine.
shift ... in America's interests Hagel thanked General
to the Asia-Pacific," he told a Dynamics and its workforce
mixed crowd of sailors, gov- at Bath Iron Works, which
ernment civilians and General will produce all three of the
Dynamics employees assem- Zumwalt-class ships planned

for production. The secretary
called the facility "a magnifi-
cent institution that's been part
of the security of this country
for 130 years."
The secretary also spoke to a
number of Sailors and defense
civilians present, who are
working to get the ship ready
for active duty. Hagel thanked
them and their families for
their service.
Sharon Burke, assistant sec-
retary of defense for operation-
al energy plans and programs,
accompanied Hagel's delega-
tion on the ship tour. Later, she
spoke to reporters while en
route to Halifax, Nova Scotia,
where Hagel landed later in the
day for an international secu-
rity forum.
Burke said that the ship's
power generation capacity 78
megawatts, impressed her. One
megawatt of power can power
about 1,000 American homes.
The massive amount of
available power makes the
ship expandable for future

weapon systems such as rail
guns, which "take a lot of pulse
power," Burke noted.
"Also, you're running a lot of
very sophisticated systems on
that ship," she said. "It gives
them a lot of room to be able to
run all those systems."
The ship can generate 78
megawatts of power, and can
channel it to propulsion, ship-
board use and weapons sys-
tems. Officials said the guided
missile destroyer is the first
Navy ship to be fully electri-
cal, and it was designed to use
automated systems as much as
possible to decrease the num-
ber of sailors needed as crew.
For example, officials said,
automatic systems route, store
and load the 300 rounds of
24-pound ammunition each of
the ship's two 155mm guns can
fire. The guns have, in testing,
successfully fired at a rate of 10
rounds a minute and with 20-
to 40-inch accuracy at a range
of more than 60 nautical miles,
officials noted.

Hagel announces 8-point Arctic defense strategy

By Karen Parrish
American Forces Press Service

The Defense Department's
new Arctic strategy is an
8-point approach to maintain-
ing peace and security in a new
frontier that climatic forces are
poised to open in the coming
years, Defense Secretary Chuck
Hagel said Nov. 22.
Speaking to hundreds of
representatives from some
25 nations at the Halifax
International Security Forum,
Hagel outlined the American
military's role in carrying out
the nation's Arctic strategy,
announced last May.
The secretary pointed out
that climate change is "new to
the modern world." While it
doesn't cause conflict directly,
he noted, climate change can
add to the challenges of glob-
al instability, hunger, poverty,
and conflict.
"Food and water shortages,
pandemic disease, disputes
over refugees and resources,
more severe natural disasters
- all place additional burdens
on economies, societies, and
institutions around the world,"
he said. "Typhoon Haiyan in
the Philippines is a reminder of
humanitarian disaster brought
on by nature. And climatolo-
gists warn us of the increased
probability of more destructive
storms to come."
At the same time, he noted,
global energy demands will
place more emphasis on
emerging sources of energy
from new frontiers, including
the Arctic.
Rising temperatures in the
Arctic are transforming the
region from a frozen desert to
"an evolving navigable ocean,

Chuck Hagel
Secretary of Defense

giving rise to an unprece-
dented level of human activ-
ity," Hagel said. "Traffic in the
Northern Sea Route is report-
edly expected to increase ten-
fold this year compared to...
last year."
As global warming acceler-
ates, the secretary said, Arctic
ice melt will cause a rise in
sea levels that could threaten
coastal populations around the
world but it could also open a
transpolar sea route.
Hagel said that expanded
tourism, commercial shipping,
migrating fish stocks and ener-
gy exploration in the region
will affect the eight Arctic
nations Canada, Denmark,
Finland, Iceland, Norway,
Russia and Sweden, along with
the United States most close-
ly. All, he said, "have publicly
committed to work within a
common framework of inter-
national law and diplomatic
The secretary noted that
President Barack Obama's
national Arctic strategy is
based on keeping it peace-
ful, stable and free of conflict.
He added DOD's eight lines

of effort supporting the strat-
egy, emphasizing cooperation
and collaboration with other
nations, are designed to ensure
the Arctic stays conflict-free.
Hagel described the eight
lines of effort the strategy lists:
Remain prepared to detect,
deter, prevent and defeat
threats to the United States,
and continue to exercise U.S.
sovereignty in and around
Work with both private and
public-sector partners, includ-
ing the state of Alaska and
Federal agencies, such as the
U.S. Coast Guard, to improve
understanding and awareness
of the Arctic environment "so
that we can operate safely and
The Arctic, he said, "is the
first new frontier of nauti-
cal exploration . since the
days of Ericsson, Columbus,
and Magellan, and it provides
a clear opportunity to work
together.., to ensure we have
accurate observations, maps,
and models of the Arctic's
atmospheric, oceanic, and sea
ice conditions."
Help preserve freedom of
the seas throughout the region,
within existing frameworks of
international law.
Carefully evolve U.S. Arctic
infrastructure and capabili-
ties at a pace consistent with
changing conditions.
To that end, DoD will contin-
ually re-evaluate its needs as
activities in the Arctic increase,
Hagel said, "as we balance
potential Arctic investments
with other national security
Comply with existing
agreements with allies and
partners, while also pursuing

new avenues of cooperation.
"By taking advantage of mul-
tilateral training opportunities
with partners in the region, we
will enhance our cold-weath-
er operational experience,
and strengthen our military-
to-military ties with other
Arctic nations," he said. "This
includes Russia, with whom
the United States and Canada
share common interests in the
Arctic, creating the opportu-
nity to pursue practical coop-
eration between our militaries
and promote greater transpar-
Be prepared to help
respond to man-made and nat-
ural disasters in the region.
"Our support will extend
not only to civil authorities in
Alaska and around its coast,
but also to cooperation with
allies and partners through
humanitarian assistance and
disaster relief operations,"
Hagel said.
Work with other agencies
and nations, as well as Alaska
natives, to protect the environ-
mental integrity of the Arctic.
"DoD will use existing capa-
bilities to help address safety-
related challenges, including
international search-and-res-
cue missions as well as incident
and disaster response," the
secretary said. "We will work
closely with our Canadian
partners on emergency
response operations that help
save lives."
Finally, "We will support
the development of the Arctic
Council and other interna-
tional institutions that promote
regional cooperation and the
rule of law."
DoD will work with the
Department of State in new

initiatives like the Arctic
Security Forces Roundtable
and the recent meetings of the
Northern Chiefs of Defense, the
secretary said. He added that
such engagements "will help
strengthen multilateral securi-
ty cooperation throughout the
region, which will ultimately
help reduce the risk of con-
Hagel noted the strategy
is a long-term effort that will
unfold not in days and weeks,
but over years and decades.
"Even as we grapple at home
with near-term challenges,
including steep, deep, and
abrupt defense budget reduc-
tions and continued budget
uncertainty, this kind of long-
range thinking is vital for our
future," the secretary said. "....
As shifts occur in the strategic
landscape, the United States
and its allies must be prepared
to adjust their defense institu-
tions and capabilities to meet
these new challenges."
Hagel said that throughout
history, "Mankind has raced to
discover the next frontier. And
time after time, discovery was
swiftly followed by conflict. We
cannot erase this history. But
we can assure that history does
not repeat itself in the Arctic."
In closing, he quoted
American explorer Frederick
Cook, who searched for and
thought he had found the
North Pole in 1908.
Hagel said, "After many
attempts to discover the North
Pole and after believing he
had found it he wrote: 'It
occurred to me . that, after
all, the only work worthwhile,
the only value of a human
being's efforts, lie in deeds
whereby humanity benefits.'"

NATO Envisions Post-ISAF Train, Advise and Assist Mission

By Denver Beaulieu-Hains
7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command

At the end of 2014, the ISAF mission in Afghanistan
is scheduled to end and a new train, advise and assist
mission called Resolute Support will begin.
During Europe's recent combat training confer-
ence, the top brass of more than 35 nations outlined a
way ahead to prepare for the transition that involves
combined and joint training provided by the Joint
Multinational Training Command here.
"There was a lot of discussion about the coming
ISAF [International Security Assistance Force] and
NATO operational transition in Afghanistan," said
Army Col. Thomas S. Matsel, the G3 or chief of opera-
tions at the JMTC.
"NATO is going to transition" from its ISAF opera-
tions centered in Afghanistan to a force that is pre-
pared to respond across the full spectrum of conflict,
Matsel said.
Since JMTC's training events regularly include mul-
tinational participation, the discussion is different at
other Army combat training centers, Matsel said.
"They are mainly concerned with Title 10 training
[training for U.S. troops]. Their focus is on U.S.-based
Army units and their ability to conduct combat or con-
tingency operations," he said.
"We have that responsibility with our Title 10 forces
also, but JMTC, the training command for the U.S.
Army Europe also has the task to make sure U.S. Army
units are well integrated with our NATO and multina-

tional partners and the place where that happens, and
is tested, is here in Europe during our multinational
training and exercises."
Simultaneously, at the Hohenfels Training Area in
Germany, the exercise Combined Resolve looks at the
post-ISAF relationship and the potential for future
coalition operations.
The training brought U.S. forces and those of
Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France,
Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, and Sweden togeth-
er to challenge systems and develop cultural under-
standing and trust.
"The training ... is exactly in harmony with what
we want to attain in the whole of NATO. After years of
training concentrated on Afghanistan, we again want
to pay attention to the training of fundamental mili-
tary activities," the Czech Republic's chief of staff Petr
Pavel said about the training.
"For us this means training in an environment that
we are by no means capable of replicating in domestic
Pavel said his Army benefits by training with the
modern equipment and training facilities available at
Hohenfels, as well as the professional cadre of observ-
ers, coaches, and trainers.
"We do not have the technical means to assess the
training available here [in the Czech Republic] and we
aren't capable of ensuring the multinational participa-
tion," he said.
A multinational exercise is planned every month
for the next year. The next exercise is slated for Dec.

7-17. The New Jersey National Guard will train at the
Hohenfels Training Area with more than seven multi-
national partners.
"It's important to remember some of the best and
most capable security forces in the world are right
here in Europe and we must build on the past 10 years
of combat operations with our NATO and multina-
tional partners so we are ready for the next emergency
or contingency," said Matsel.


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attention to detail when reading the instructions
and filling out forms. Applications are most com-
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Real Estate for Sale Services

I Commercial Real Estate Pets/Animals I

'p- Office / Clerical / Garage Sale
Arlington- MISC ITEMS, table and
IMC Global Inc. is offering a chairs, gas dryer, 7642 Kingstree
position of Payment Clerk & Dr. S. 32211, Sat. 12/7. 8am-2pm.
Office Asst. Earn extra income. jewelry, cameras, home
Flex. schedule + benefits that / decor, paintings, prints for
takes only little of your time. \J sale. 6687 Blanding Blvd.
Requirements: *Must be efficient Wanda 716-6437
and dedicated. Middleburg 50 YRS COLLECTION
Please send resume to: of household, ALL Holidays turn.
hrimcglobolcorkbetes"gmeil.com & more old & new 8-2 Fri./Sat.
hrimcglbalcorpkbatesgmaIco 4258 Powderhorn Ct. Foxmeadow.
This great opportunity is limited. NO EARLY BIRDS, CASH ONLY
____________________________WESTSIDE FIRST X-MAS

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AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Building Supplies
Business/Office Equipment
Craft/Thrift Stores
Estate Sales
Garage Sales
Hot Tubs/Spas
Kid's Stuff
Machinery & Tools
Miscellaneous Merchandise
Musical Merchandise
Portable Buildings
Public Sales
Sporting Goods
Wanted to Buy or Trade

W Appliances

Appliances, buy, sell, trade & repair
W/Ds, Refrigs., stove, $85-up wrnty.
Man- Sun. 9-7. Delivery 904-695-1412

1W Auctions

S11hAM 7725- 78th St. N.
Pinellas Park, PFI 33781
(East Side of Wagon Wheel
Flea mkt), Box Trucks, Refer
Trucks, Utility Bucket Trucks,
Crane Trucks, PU Trucks, Vans,
Backhoes, Forklifts, Cars, Suvs,
boats. Horse Trailer, Travel
Trailer, And more! Some lots are
Preview Thurs. and Fri. 8-6, Bid in
person or Live Online at Proxibid
Jerry 813-629-0304 for more

w Collectibles

WANT TO BUY- Airline memorabilia,
U.S. Military patches & medals.
German & Japanese Souvenirs. Antique
swords, guns & knives. 904-477-6412

1W Estate Sales

San Jose 7470 Spinola Rd. Full kitchen,
Shed, bedrm furn. Fri ./Sat. 9-5. Sun.
11-2. www.yesterdayschildinc.com

'W Furniture / Household

medium burgundy, black
S leather, laptop holder, printer
holder, I KEA. 904-206-0941,
$150 abo.
4 KING SIZE P-5 Sleep Number
bed w/dual wireless remote
controlo, 2+yrs old $1200obo.

10aom-3pm. The Meetinghouse at
Collins Cove. 5400 Collins Lakes Dr.

W Garden / Lawn

S350 Long Tractor 41 horse $3K.
5 foot bush hog $350. 6 foot box
t blade $350. 912-729-6230

S Medical

W Misc. Merchandise

S1/2 Carat Diamond Solitaire
SRing 14K yellow gold $800 .
lBack Pack Jansport carries
small tent, sipg bag $75.
20" GIRLS BIKE 7-teens $45.
Ceiling fan 52" $75, 4 lights, 5
blades, white wicker boarder
mirror 19"x11" $50. 904-384-7809
RailRoader for sale 50 cents
I each or $5.00 per Year o.b.o.
4 BIKE CARGO CASE polyeth-
ylene, inner foam divider &
|tubing, sec. strapping, pull
strap & wheels 904-771-0699
,CABINET-metal 67" high 30"
wide, 18" deep, shelves, lock-
, able drs, gd cond. $20. 502-1748
SCurt Equalizer Hitch N/I/B Ret
$500, sell $260. TSC P/U Truck
tl tool box, new $100. Lionel "0
Gauge 6 cars 1945Yr. Exc
cond. $1000. 904-278-5091
SRefrig. $70. Recliner Chr $60.
Headbd $30. Xmas lights &
a L1 boxes for Xmas gifts. Collins
Ridge Subd. 904-714-5753
4 Manual Mower $25. Wood
Lathe 495. 23"x63" Shower drs
<|t (2) $15. Drawtite Hitch $35.
Excercise Bike $15. 476-7544

Sporting Goods

S54cm TREK 2300 Carbon
SAluminum Road Bike, SHI-
t MANO ULTEGRA 9sp, 6501
shifters, 105 triple crank. Por-
table bike work stand with wide
mouth clamp and a set of spinergy
wheels. 771-0699

Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted

W Pets and Supplies

black, $1,300 per pup. Contact
courtneystewart@me.com for info.
POODLES AKC TOY $700., taking
Deposits now. 2-M, 1-F Ready
12-31-13. 334-4058 call or text.
YORKIES 9 wks, S&W 1F-3M ckc
cute and sweet $375 & Up. 778-0356

mber 5, 2013

Boat Dockage & Rentals
Marine Equipment
& Supplies
RV Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
Auto Brokers
Auto Parts
$2000 or Less
Commercial Vehicles
Misc. Auto
Autos/Trucks Wanted
Auto Rent/Lease

V Boats

25HP Mercury outboard 4 stroke
approx 20 hours, $3,500. 904-545-3770

S RVs and Supplies

2011 Forest River Rockwood
Signature Ultra Lite 8316SS,
34", Vineyard color, cherry
wood cabinets, 13.500BTU,
ducted roof a/c, power awning,
spare tire, & more. 0lOmi's, looks
brand new $21,000. 509-637-6022
SVRI Travel Trailer tow eg. 2
TV's, front bath, new tires, an
tL bed, sips 6, Irg slide out, $10K.
H: 904-642-0881/C :716-1968

iMotorcycles/Mini Bikes

S2003 GOLDWING 1800, Exc
cond., 12,204mi's, gar. kept.
tLCall 9a-6p. 904-707-7749. $10,500
4 2003 YAMAHA V-STAR 1100,
only 13kmi's, exc. cond., gar.
t kept, only $3500. Call 757-6383
S2009 H.D. Heritage Screaming
Eagle intake, exhaust system,
stage one tuning, lots of extras
$12,000. Frank 904-282-1272
low hours $3000. Call 904-545-3770
1200, 9641mi's, garaged,
*1 751-3420 Iv msg. $4,000.

' Automobiles

edition, 1 owner, mint cond., 55 K mi.
$10,000. 904-241-6292 cell 904-207-2413
NISSAN SENTRA 2012, 29,659 MIL,
$13,500. OBO. 904-759-6422

"Trucks I Trailers I SUVs

4, 93 GMC Suburban 5.7L A/T,
A/C, AM/FM/ CD, PW/PD, New
tires. $1850. 945-7218 before 8p
4 1998 DODGE QUAD CAB 1500
Short bed, green high mileage,
.L/highway miles, no air, motor
runs good $2000. 912-729-6230
S2010 Hyundai Veracruz. Lded.
SLthr. Very Clean. New Tires.
V Followed Maint. Schedule.
69,700mi. 80% Of these miles
are hwy miles. A Must See $ 18,500.
S'side/Bchs area 904-338-6152
2011 RAM 2500 SLT, blk, Hemi,
4x4, 37,513mi's, 6" lift, 37x13.5
L tires, 20" wheels, tuner, cus-
tom exhaust & more. $9000 in
after market parts. $31,500obo.
DODGE RAM 1500 2004 Quad cab
4.7, A/C, stereo, CD, like new, white
one owner $8000. Call 904-683-1119

S Vans I Buses

GMC Safari '04 conversion, 1 owner
193K mi, good cond. 4 Captain's
chairs/rear bed. $5,500. 904-373-5161

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