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www.cnic.navy.mil/jacksonville www.jaxairnews.com ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 I I D E FIGHT CRIME National Night Out Aug. 5 Page 3 SEA CADET S Summer Training Page 4 PROCAMP 2 Days of Football Fun Page 12Check us out Online! jaxairnews.com By MC2(SW/AW/EXW) Stacy LaseterNavy Region Southeast Public AffairsRear Adm. Mary Jackson relieved Rear Adm. Rick Williamson as Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) during a change of command ceremony on board NAS Jacksonville, July 18. The time-honored ceremony marked an end to Williamsons leadership of the command that supports and guides 17 installations throughout the Southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Vice Adm. William French, the commander of Navy Installations Command, served as the guest speaker for the ceremony. Williamson is a Jacksonville native and a 1985 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he earned a bachelors in computer science. He also holds a masters in business adminis tration from the Naval Post Graduate School and is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College. Williamson report ed to CNRSE from his previous assign ment as Commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill. I have had such an incredible experi ence leading this outstanding CNRSE team, said Williamson. I will always cherish the relationships that I have built during this tour. Williamson will be reporting to Commander, Navy Region MidAtlantic, Norfolk, Va., in August to assume command. Originally from Wimberley, Texas, Jackson entered the United States Naval Academy in July 1984, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in physics with an emphasis in oceanography. She later went on to earn a graduate degree from George Washington University in engineering management and became qualified as a joint specialty offi cer. She has served on board five U.S. Navy ships, in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets with deployed operations in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Arabian Gulf, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, and Western Pacific areas of operation. Her command tours include serving as commanding offi cer, USS McFaul (DDG 74) and com manding officer, Naval Station Norfolk, the worlds largest naval installation. Most recently, she served as chief of staff to Commander, Navy Region MidAtlantic, Norfolk, Va. It is an honor and privilege to become a part of such a dynamic team of Sailors and civilians, Jackson said. And I look forward to challenges well tackle together. Jackson will be the regions 44th com mander. Navy Band Southeast celebrates at U.S. Embassy to PanamaBy MU3 Clark McDanielNavy Band Southeasts Brass Band, TGIF, recently trav eled to central America for a cultural exchange of a musical nature. Utilizing music as the universal language, the U.S. Embassy sought out TGIF as a vehicle to reinforce the strong cultural ties between the two nations and to commemorate U.S. Independence Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Panama Canal. TGIF spent the week of July 4 traveling the coun try performing free public concerts, conducting work shops with Panamanian stu dents, and providing musi cal support for U.S. Embassy events attended by both the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the United States Ambassador to Panama, Jonathan Farrar. Navy Band Southeasts TGIF band is a nine-piece, highenergy group featuring every thing from New Orleans-style jazz to modern funk music. Boasting a long tradition of feel-good music throughout the Southeastern United States, the groups genesis arose from their performances at various Region Southeast holds change of command ceremonyPhotos by MC2 Stacy Laseter Rear Adm. Mary Jackson and Rear Adm. Rick Williamson shake hands on July 18, following the official turnover during the Commander, Navy Region Southeast change of command ceremony aboard NAS Jacksonville. During the ceremony, Jackson accepted command from Rear Adm. Rick Williamson who will be report ing to Norfolk, Va., as commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Rear Adm. Mary Jackson and Rear Adm. Rick Williamson participate in the cake-cutting ceremony immedi ately following the Commander, Navy Region Southeast change of com mand ceremony. During the cer emony, Jackson accepted command from Rear Adm. Rick Williamson who will be reporting to Norfolk, Va., as Commander, Navy Region MidAtlantic. Photos by MU3 Clark McDanielNavy Band Southeast's TGIF Brass Band poses with the students of the Chitre Marching Band. From StaffHundreds of VP-16 ship mates, family members and friends joined by local TV news teams welcomed the final airlift of Sailors from their 7-month deployment in the Pacific theater back to NAS Jacksonville on the morning of July 16. About 30 minutes later, the squadrons final P-8A Poseidon descended to the runway and taxied to Hangar 117 where War Eagles combat aircrews disembarked to the delight of their friends and loved ones. VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Daniel Papp, along with Lt. Brad Pendock and Lt. Cmdr. Adam Schantz, attended a plane-side press conference, where they answered questions from the media concerning the first operational deployment of the Navys new P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. Our men and women have worked tirelessly for the last seven months not to mention 12 months of intense training before that. As the Navys first War Eagles and families celebrate historic homecomingPhotos by Clark Pierce Navy P-8A Poseidon No. 430, assigned to the VP-16 "War Eagles," approaches the runway at its home base of NAS Jacksonville July 16. It marked the end of the patrol and recon naissance aircraft's first operational deployment to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. (From left) VP-16 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Daniel Papp, along with Lt. Brad Pendock and Lt. Cmdr. Adam Schantz, answered questions July 16 about their recent P-8A Poseidon deployment at a plane-side press conference for local news sta tions.See VP-16, Page 9 See Page 10


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 SAPR Assistance Available 24/7The DOD Safe Helpline may be reached by phone 1-877-995-5247, text 55-247 or via the app on iOs. The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Civilian SAPR Victim Advocate 24/7 Duty phone is (904) 910-9075. The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Duty phone is (904)548-7789. The Naval Station Mayport Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) Duty phone is (904)548-8392. Civilian Community Sexual Assault Services may be obtained by calling (904) 721-RAPE or 721-7273. Commands are encouraged to post their Unit SAPR Victim Advocates name and after hours Duty phone number visible in the commands to be accessible to sexual assault victims. Chaplains may be reached for support (904) 542-3051 or Duty phone (904) 614-7385 Fleet and Family Support Center may be reached for counseling services 1-866-293-2776 The JAX AIR NEWS is an authorized publication for members of the Military Services. Contents of the JAX AIR NEWS do not necessarily reflect the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, or The Florida Times-Union, of the products and services advertised. Everything advertised in the publication S hall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or refraction of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The deadline for all story and photo submissions is close of business the Friday before publication, and can be sent to jaxairnews@ comcast.net. The deadline for classified submissions is noon Monday. Questions or comments can be directed to the editor. The JAX AIR NEWS can be reached at (904) 542-3531, fax (904) 542-1534, e-mail JaxAirNews@ comcast.net or write the JAX AIR NEWS, Box 2, NAS Jacksonville, Fla., 32212-5000. The JAX AIR NEWS is published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U. S. Navy under exclusive written agreement with the U. S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. It is published every Thursday by The Florida Times-Union, whose offices are at 1 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Estimated readership over 32,000. Distribution by The Florida Times-Union. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding advertisements should be directed to: Ellen S. Rykert, Publisher 904-359-4168Advertising Sales Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander Executive Officer Capt. Howard Wanamaker Command Master Chief CMDCM(SW/AW) Teri McIntyre Public Affairs Officer Miriam S. Gallet Editor Clark Pierce Staff Writer MC2 Amanda Cabasos AE2 Samantha Jones Design/Layout George Atchley From StaffJuly 24 1944 Following 43 days of naval gunfire and air bombardment, Naval Task Force lands Marines on Tinian. July 25 1779 Amphibious expedition against British in Penobscot Bay, Maine. 1863 U.S. Squadron bombards Fort Wagner, N.C. 1866 David G. Farragut is appointed the first Admiral in the U.S. Navy. 1912 First specifications for naval aircraft pub lished. 1934 First president to visit Hawaii, Franklin D. Roosevelt, reaches Hilo on board the light cruiser USS Houston (CA-30). 1941 Bureau of Ordnance issues first Navy E cer tificates (for excellence) for industry. July 26 1812 U.S. frigate Essex captures British brig Leander. 1912 First airborne radio communications from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham). 1946 Capt. Joy Bright Hancock appointed director, Womens Naval Reserve. 1948 President Harry S. Truman orders desegrega tion of the Armed Services. 1954 Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA47) shoot down two Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft. July 27 1953 Korean War armistice signed at Panmunjon, Korea. July 28 1915 Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order 1916 Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1945 USS Callaghan (DD-792) is last ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack, off Okinawa. 1973 Launch of Skylab 3, the second manned mis sion to the first U.S. manned space station, was piloted by USMC Maj. Jack Lousma, with Navy Capt. Alan Bean as commander of the mission and former Navy electronics officer Owen Garriott as science pilot. The mission lasted 59 days, 11 hours and included 858 Earth orbits. Recovery was by USS New Orleans (LPH11). July 29 1846 Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, Calif. 1918 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland. 1967 Fire on board USSForrestal (CV 59) off the coast of Vietnam kills 134 crew members. July 30 1918 Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France. 1941 Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China; First Navy ship damaged by Axis during World War II. 1942 FDR signs act establishing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. 1944 Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea. 1945 Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea; 316 out of 1199 crew survived. By Sarah SmileySpecial ContributorNow that my oldest son, Ford, is almost 14, he spends a lot of time thinking about what it means to be an adult. I dont remember thinking the same way when I was 14, but Im sure my husband, Dustin, did. This is likely a lesson in birth order, and societys expectations of boys versus girls, or just a matter of me being nothing like Ford and Dustin. In any case, I try my best to help Ford navigate the world of adults, and its become clear to me, through him, of what young adults need to know. Along the way, Ford has created some lessons to live by. Lesson One: Adults offer to pay, even when they want someone else to. Adult 1: Ill take the check. Adult 2: No, Im paying. Adult 1 [clutching bill to chest]: Oh, no youre not. Im paying tonight. Adult 2: You paid for lunch 10 years ago. Its my turn. Adult 1: No, I will not let you. Adult 2: I will feel terrible if you dont. Adult 1: [slowly releasing bill and inching it closer to the halfway point of the table] Well, if you insist. Adult 2: And you can pay the tip. Ford wonders: How many times does an adult have to refuse? How many times do they have to offer? For how long is the whole you-paid-last-time argument valid weeks? Months? Years? No one is sure. And yet, everyone agrees (silently, of course) that paying the tip isnt even close to a compromise. Fords advice: Always come prepared to pay for everyone. Lesson Two: Adults give no obvious clues about what they really want. Adult 1: [carrying a large load of groceries into the house, because the goal is to get so many plastic bags hanging from your pinky finger that it losing feeling.] Adult 2: Let me help you with that. Adult 1: No, no, no. Ive got this. I dont need help. Adult 2: But I can just take a few. Adult 1 [limping, groaning, sweating]: No, Im fine. Adult 2: Well, okay then. Adult 1 [inside house]: I cant believe they didnt help me. According to Ford, it would be helpful if adults gave at least subtle cues, such as a wink, to what they really mean or want: No, I dont need any help [wink, wink]. Ill just carry these 50 bags on my pinky finger [wink, wink]. But adults dont do this, and therefore, young adults should always err on the side of helping. Lesson Three: Adults will sacrifice a good option just to be the one who ordered the healthiest thing. Adult 1: Ill have the cheeseburger. Adult 2: Ill have a salad with grilled chicken. Adult 1: [Regrets choice] Adult 3: Ill have a salad with no chicken. Adult 1 and 2: [pout] Adult 4: Ill have a salad with no chicken or dressing. Adult 1, 2 and 3: [look at their menus again] Adult 5: Just give me the lettuce. Adult 1, 2, 3, and 4 [in unison]: Ill have just lettuce, too. Ford thinks a restaurant is your one chance to order individually, to get exactly what you want. Adults should order what they wish to eat, not what makes them look best. But they dont. So, young adults, never be the first to order. Lesson Four: Adults dont like to be wrong, unsafe, out-of-the-know. Adult 1 [to her child]: Go on out and play now, Jimmy. Adult 2 [to her child]: Before you go with Jane, you need to put on a helmet. Adult 1: Oh, right. A helmet. Jimmy, get back here! Adult 2: [buckling daughters helmet] Adult 1: [buckling sons helmet with one hand and getting out knee pads with the other] Adult 2: I always make Jane where a helmet when she walks. Adult 1: Yes, Jimmy wears a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads. Adult 2: Sometimes I wrap her in bubble wrap. Adult 1: Sometimes I dont let him do anything at all. According to Ford, having all the right informa tion, especially when it comes to parenting, is impor tant to adults. No one wants to be caught practicing 1980s-style safety. Which means, to be a good adult, youll have to read a lot of magazines and newspapers. Lesson Five: Adults ask questions you shouldnt answer, but then they say absolutely nothing when they want you to respond. Adult 1: Do these pants make me look heavy? (Never, under any circumstances, answer that question truthfully. Ford) Adult 1: [silence] Adult 2: [chats about the weather, current events, the slimming pants Adult 1 is wearing]. Adult 1 [later that night]: I cant believe Adult 2 didnt say anything about my new haircut. According to Ford, young adults should just com pliment adults on everything, all day, every day. Especially their healthy food options and knowledge. If you can do that while carrying in the groceries and paying the pill, youre golden. Due to a reporters error in the July 10 edition of Jax Air News, the Page 1 article about combating chikun gunya contained an incorrect email address. The correct address is: NECE-fleetsupport@med. navy.mil. U.S. Navy photosThe McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II was a supersonic, all-weather interceptor with ground attack capability. Armament included Sparrow and Sidewinder air-to-air and Bull Pup air-to-ground mis siles. Bombs were loaded on five stations under the wing and fuselage of this VF-41 Phantom flying over Vietnam in 1962. An F-4 Phantom II is towed across the flight deck of USS Ranger (CVA 61) as three other Phantoms approach for recovery after a combat mission over North Vietnam. Proving highly adaptable, it was also flown by the Marine Corps and Air Force. It was also the only aircraft used by both U.S. flight demonstra tion teams the USAF Thunderbirds (F-4E) and the US Navy Blue Angels (F-4J). An F-4J Phantom II releases an arresting wire aboard USS Independence (CVA 62) steaming off the coast of Vietnam. McDonnell Douglas produced the F-4 In addition to service with our Navy, Marines and Air Force, the Phantom was flown by seven allied coun tries. This Week in Navy History Correction From The HomefrontFords lessons for becoming an adult


From NAS Jax Security DepartmentNAS Jax personnel and their families are invited to the annual National Night Out event, sched uled for Aug. 5 from 6-9 p.m. at the Outdoor Pool and the Allegheny Softball Field. For the 31st National Night Out event, there will be a variety of events for all age groups, as well as free hamburg ers and hot dogs. National Night Out is a unique crime and drug prevention event sponsored by the NAS Jax Security Department and MWR, said Physical Security Officer Richard Hunt. It is an effective and enjoyable program to promote neighborhood spirit and police-commu nity partnerships in our fight for a safer nation. This years National Night Out events include: hula hoop contest; sack races; tug-o-war; Masonic Child Identikit; Florida Fish and Wildlife Patrol Boat; NCIS Response Van; Florida DOT Seat belt dummy and crash car simula tor; and NAS Jax Military Working Dog demonstra tion. For more information, call the NAS Jax Youth Center at 778-9772 or NAS Jax Security at 5424422. National Night Out announced, to be observed Photos by Jacob SippelNaval Hospital Jacksonville Nurse Lt. Schadaq Torres accepts the Spirit Award at HealthSource Magazines July 17 Celebration of Nurses. The Hula in the City awards ceremony which honors all local nurses for all that they do took place at The Cummer Museum and Gardens in Jacksonville, with over 200 in attendance. The Spirit Award is given each year to a nurse whos newer to the field and exemplifies the spirit of nursing.Celebration of nursesNaval Hospital Jacksonville nurses Lt. Schadaq Torres (left), Janice Johnson and Lt. Cmdr. Margaret Reynolds were each nominated for awards by HealthSource Magazines 2014 Celebration of Nurses. The Hula in the City awards ceremony which honors all local nurses for the work they do took place at The Cummer Museum and Gardens in Jacksonville. HealthSource Magazine received almost 60 award nominations this year, for nurses across Northeast Florida, in the spirit, inspiration and legacy categories. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 3


By Clark PierceEditorThe NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) celebrated 35 years of delivering programs and ser vices that positively impact the qual ity of life for Sailors and their families at a reception July 16. At a large base such as NAS Jax, our staff takes justifiable pride in delivering top-quality counseling, work and family life mentoring, vic tim advocacy, financial education and retired affairs support, said NAS Jax FFSC Director Myrna Wilson, whose career at FFSC spans 27 years. Some of our most popular classes are for stress management, work and family life skills, as well as the Navys Transition Goals Process Success (TGPS) a collection of workshops designed to help veterans find gain ful civilian employment. FFSC Education Services Facilitator Wilhelmina Nash (26 years) said she works with a great team of experts who care about Navy families. We offer one-stop-shop ping for Sailors and their loved ones who may need evaluations, resources and counseling for a variety family needs. NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander and his lead ership team attended the event. I believe that our Fleet and Family Support Center is a key resource in balancing the demands of fam ily life with todays military lifestyle. Myrna Wilson and her experienced staff operate within a network of pro grams, services and partnerships that support personnel and their families, making them more resilient and that allows the Sailor to focus on their job. FFSC is a big contributor to our operational readiness, said an appreciative Undersander. FFSC Financial Educator Rufus Bundrige (8 years) agreed with Undersander. A personal or family financial management plan is vital to warfighter readiness. Our staff can help Sailors and spouses ana lyze their finances, create a budget for debt liquidation and savings all to set a course for financial inde pendence through proven steps to increase wealth. Providing sexual assault preven tion and response (SAPR) counseling is the job of FFSC Victim Advocate LaTresa Henderson. We now offer more reporting preferences so victims may come forth and seek resources before choosing to file a report. FFSC counselors work with health care providers, chaplains, NCIS investigators and judge advo cate general personnel to provide a comprehensive, victim-sensitive reporting environment. Crenshaws veterans recognition ceremony announcedApplication deadline is Oct. 3From StaffTo honor veterans from World War II through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rep. Ander Crenshaw, a member of the U.S. House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, announced July 11 that his 2014 Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony will honor veterans and active duty members who served from World War II through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The application deadline for those who have not previously been recognized with a special recognition certificate is Oct. 3. The ceremony will be held in November at a date and time to be announced. The Veterans Special Recognition Ceremony is one of the highlights of my year and provides a welcome opportunity to honor those servicemen and women who put their lives on the line to protect our free dom and democracy, said Crenshaw. This annual event shows our apprecia tion for those who answered the call of duty and I encourage all who think they may be eligible to fill out an application. Veterans who served from World War II through the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, live in the 4th Congressional District, and would like to participate, are encouraged to contact Crenshaws district office in Jacksonville at (904) 598-0481 or go to his website at Crenshaw.house.gov to obtain an application. Click on Constituent Services, then Special Events & Notices, and lastly on the Veterans Recognition Ceremony to down load the press release and application. Completed applications and proof of eli gibility should be mailed to: 1061 Riverside Ave., Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32204. To determine eligibility for the certificate, veterans must complete an application and submit a copy of their DD-214. Active duty members who wear the Southwest Asia Service Medal qualify for this program. Photos by Clark Pierce NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander (right) and NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Howard Wanamaker (left) joined the staff of NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center on July 16 to recognize the organiza tion's contribution to family and warfighter readiness.FFSC: 35 years of serving Sailors and families(From right) NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander, FFSC Director Myrna Wilson, NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Howard Wanamaker and NAS Jax Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Teri McIntyre prepare to slice the FFSC Jax 35th anniversary cake. 6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014


Restoration team wins CNO awardBy AE2(AW) Samantha JonesThe NAS Jax Environmental Restoration Partnering Team has been selected as a winner of the fiscal year 2013 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards competition in the Environmental Restoration (Individual or Team) category. According to Rear Adm. Kevin Slates, director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, the team is being recognized for its efforts to protect the environment and promote quality of life without compromising mission success. I salute your environmental leadership and dedica tion, said Slates on the awards citation. The team was present with an award plaque and individual certificates from NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander on 17 July. It was an honor to receive this award. Theres a lot of smart, hard working people on our team that made it all happen, said Installation Restoration Manager Tim Curtin. To honor the winners, the Chief of Naval Operations plans to host a video teleconference. NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander (third from right) presents the NAS Jax Environmental Restoration Partnering Team with a plaque and individual certificates for winning the fiscal year 2013 Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Awards competition in the Environmental Restoration (Individual or Team category). (First row from left) Tod Harverkost of Resolutions Consultants, Pete Dao of U.S. EPA, Tim Curtin, NAS Jax installation restoration program manager, Undersander, Jennifer Conklin of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Adrienne Wilson of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE), (second row from left) Mike Singletary of NAVFAC SE, Eric Davis of CH2M, Tim Flood of Management Edge, Mark Peterson and Julie Johnson of Tetra Tech.Photo by Miriam S. Gallet Hunting orientation classes scheduledFrom StaffDid you know that federal properties, such as that at Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Whitehouse and Rodman Bombing Range, are available for hunting by active duty, reserve and retired military members, as well as current DoD employees? In order to hunt on these federal lands, hunters must meet the following criteria: Jax Building 932 (Black Point Interpretive Center) starting at 3 p.m. on the following days: Aug. 6 and 27, Sept. 10, Oct. 8 and 29, and Nov 19. Bring a pen, photo ID, hunting license and your James Culerhouse at (904) 270-6100 x103 or (904) 8139165. OLF Whitehouse, located in northwest Duval County, consists mostly of pine trees with some hard deer, feral hog, turkey and small game. Rodman Bombing Range, located south of Palatka and swamps. It also gives hunters the opportunity to hunt deer, feral hog, turkey and small game. Care must be taken to not disturb animals that are protected or endangered. OLF Whitehouse is a sanc tuary for the gopher tortoise and Rodman Bombing Range hunters see black bears on a regular basis. These animals are protected under Florida statues and infractions will not be tolerated. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 7


VP-5 Mad Foxes assume operations with 7th Fleet By MC3 Ben LarscheidCommander, U.S. 7th Fleet Public AffairsThe Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 began a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of opera tions, following a turn over ceremony at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa, Japan, July 15. VP-5 relieved the War Eagles of VP-16, based out of NAS Jacksonville, assuming maritime patrol and reconnais sance efforts in support of national interests in the 7th Fleet operating area. Like its predecessor, VP-5 flies the Navys newest maritime patrol and reconnaissance air craft, the P-8A Poseidon. The P-8A brings the latest technology to the maritime patrol and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mis sion, making it the most advanced anti-subma rine and anti-surface warfare aircraft in the world. The Mad Foxes are well-prepared for this deployment and excited to be part of the P-8A movement to the fleet, said Cmdr. Gregory Petrovic, VP-5 com manding officer. We are more than ready to meet and exceed expectations in support of the 7th Fleet mission and those of its allies. The movement of VP-5 and its P-8A aircraft to the 7th Fleet is part of the Navys ongoing plan to rotate newer and more capable aircraft for ward to ensure the U.S. is best postured to honor its security commit ments and to contribute to regional security and stability. DoD NewsDefense Media ActivityThe Defense Department teamed up with the Justice Department to produce an advanced training program for advocates who provide support to military victims of sexual assault, senior DoD and Justice Department officials announced July 17. DoD collaborated with the Justice Departments Office for Victims of Crime to develop a curriculum that expands on the skills learned in initial sexual assault response coordinator and sexual assault prevention and response victim advocate training. The Advanced Military Sexual Assault Advocate Training is designed to enhance victim advocacy skills across the services, officials said. It was important to collaborate with the Office for Victims of Crime and tai lor advanced training to meet the needs of advocates supporting military victims, said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow, director of DoDs Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. The professional advocates in the Defense Department both military and civilian provide critical support to victims of this crime and are central to building vic tim confidence. We are able to combine the Justice Departments expertise in learning development with DoDs victim-centered approach to training and policy. The advanced training is part of DoDs ongoing efforts to educate response profes sionals and add to the quality of support sexual assault victims receive. The 20-hour online course provides sex ual assault advocacy skills training through role-playing scenarios that require course participation and interactivity, building on the skills learned during initial certifica tion. This training also counts toward con tinuing education requirements for bien nial certification through the departments Sexual Assault Advocate Certification Program. This groundbreaking partnership between the Office for Victims of Crime and the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office makes state-of-the-art training available to sexual assault response coordinators and victim advocates who serve victims on military installations, said Joye Frost, the direc tor of the Justice Departments Office for Victims of Crime. As the Department of Defense moves for ward with policy changes that affect victims of sexual assault in the military services, we believe this accessible and cost-effective online training will play an important role in changing the landscape of the military response to victims, Frost added. Recent policy changes at the Defense Department are designed to ensure that survivors of sexual assault have access to a trained and professional system of support. DoD created a special victims counsel pro gram to provide free legal consultation and representation to victims of sexual assault throughout the justice process. Another reform supports a special victim capability for the investigators and legal personnel who respond to allegations of sexual assault. Additionally, all response coordinators and victim advocates are cer tified through D-SAACP, a certification program established with the National Organization for Victim Assistance. We measure our results in the choices of victims, who are now reporting in unprec edented numbers, Snow said. Working with the Office for Victims of Crime to implement their best practices in DoD training promotes greater awareness of the issues victims face and enables our responders across the services to provide the support and resources victims need. To register for the Advanced Military Sexual Assault Advocate Training, certified Defense Department response coordina tors and victim advocates should contact the Justice Departments OVC Training and Technical Assistance Center at TTAC@ovct tac.org. By Terri Moon Cronk Defense Media ActivityThe rate of complaints from Defense Department whistleblowers increased from about four to six a month as of August 2013 to more than 200 since Jan. 1, following a year-old whistleblower rights and protec tions law, officials from the DoD inspector generals office said July 17. The new law went into effect July 1, 2013. The whistleblower complaints include fraud, waste and abuse; reprisal; and vio lations of classified information, officials said. The DoD Hotline fields all complaints, and whistleblowers must make their com plaints by name, because anonymous and third-party complaints and tips cannot be investigated, said Marguerite Garrison, deputy DoD inspector general for adminis trative investigations. Included in the 2013 Defense Authorization Act, the new statute covers all personnel working on new DoD con tracts, modified contracts, grants and task orders. Prior to the new law, when the DoD inspector generals office received a com plaint, the complainant wasnt covered, so investigations could not be conducted. Now, the statute allows for a broader group to whom the whistleblower can dis close information, including a court or a grand jury, as well as management officials or other employees of the contractor or sub contractor who has the responsibility to investigate, discover or address the miscon duct, Garrison said last year. Amendments in the law include protected communication. It used to be that com plaining to the chain of command Im raising a concern about fraud wasnt con sidered protected communication, which was necessary for the whistleblower rights statute, Nilgun Tolek, whistleblower repri sal investigations director, explained. And adding a higher standard of proof to show that a contracting agency is not acting on reprisal brings the law in line with most other modern whistleblower protection statutes, she added. Complainants also now have up to three years to file. Thats a really long time, Tolek said. A third amendment says that if a case isnt closed within 210 days, or DoD denies the claim, the complainant can start anew by filing the case in civilian district court, she said. Companies with contracts of $5 million or more are now required to put up post ers concerning whistleblower rights and how to access the helpline to reach out to workers about the law, said Patrick Gookin, DoD whistleblower ombudsman and DoD Hotline director. DoD, DoJ improve sexual assault response advocate trainingNew Whistleblower Law gains momentum in first year Florida Master Naturalist Program for adults is sponsored by St. Johns County Recreation & Parks and Duval County Extension Aug. 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 and 28 at Trout Creek Park in Orangedale. For details and registration, go to: www. masternaturalist.org or call 904-220-0232. (ABMA) Professional Working Group Symposium will take place Aug. 11-15 at the Handlery Hotel ( www.handlery. com ) in San Diego. Open to active duty, as well as retired and reserves, more information on the ABMA is available at www. abma-usn.org USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) Reunion, Aug. 27-31 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Jacksonville. Call 757-723-0317 or http://ussiwojimashipmates.cfns.net/ meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Jacksonville Urban Cmdr. Paul Nix at 542-2518 or paul.nix@navy.mil Marine Corps League Det. 059 of each month at 7:30 P.M. at Five Star Veterans Center at 40 Acme St in Arlington. For information visit https:// mcljacksonville.org/ or call Dwayne Enos (904) 693-0280 Association of Aviation Ordnancemen meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center on Collins Road. For information, visit www.aao9.com. Orange Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5968 and its Auxiliary located at 187 Aurora Blvd. meets on the veterans and eligible service members from the Active, Guard or Reserve forces. Go to www.vfwpost5968.org or call 2765968. at NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) needs volunteers to assist military per week. Call 542-5790 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to volunteer. Ribbons & Roses, a breast cancer support group at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-7857 for more info. Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club is open to active duty, reserve and retired military, plus, active or retired DoD civilians. Call 778-0805 or email commodore@njyc.org COMPASS Spouse-to-Spouse Military Mentoring Program. Helping others help themselves. Visit www. gocompass.org for more info. Navy Wives Clubs of America DID No. 300 meets the Methodist Church, 2246 Blanding Blvd. Call 272-9489. Navy Wives Clubs of America No. 86 Yorktown gate. Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 monthly meeting is Call 246-6855. National Active and Retired Federal Employees Westside Jacksonville Chapter 1984 meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Murray Hill United Methodist Church, (Fellowship Hall Building) at 4101 College Street. Call 786-7083. Retired Enlisted Association of each month at 1 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Hall at 7673 Blanding Blvd. Call 772-8622. VFW Post 5968 at 7:30 p.m. at 187 Arora Blvd., Orange Park. Call 276-5968. Community Calendar 8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014


squadron to deploy with the P-8A, our people were faced with a number of challenges, said Papp. When we were tasked to fly from Okinawa to Australia and join the search and recov ery effort for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 we knew our crews were capable. He explained the P-8A is one of the few aircraft in the world with the range and the endur ance to go out and search par ticularly remote areas. We were looking at a 1,500mile transit that would give us a little over three hours out there on station, which is pretty earth shattering, considering the remote area we from which we were operating. Schantz said it was the first time the P-8A was used in a search-and-rescue operation. We developed a comprehen sive search plan that allowed us to cover thousands of miles of open ocean in a single mis sion. Although we were regret tably unable to locate the missing passenger plane, our air crews efforts were commend able. In support of the search for Flight 370, VP-16 executed 45 sorties and 396 flight hours in covering more than one-halfmillion square miles of the Indian Ocean. When asked about the pres sure that deployment puts on families, Pendock answered, First, it feels great to be back in Jacksonville speaking with you about our accomplish ments. Its so amazing to be back with our families after this long separation. Now its time to hold our loved ones close and enjoy some welldeserved leave. CWO4 Reine Parsons said, Before we went on deploy ment, we were told that this would be a historic deployment and that the world would be watching. Little did we know, the world would literally be watching. They watched as the first VP-16 aircraft roared down the runway at NAS Jacksonville in early December to fly to Japan. They watched as VP-16 assisted in the search efforts for Flight MH-370. This deployment was unlike any other I have experienced in my Navy career. We may not launch our P-8A from a steel flight deck in the middle of the ocean, but we did launch our aircraft from numerous flight lines around the world, accom plishing our missions on time, every time. VP-16From Page 1 NEX supports Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society(From left) NEX Jacksonville Store Manager Kitty Case, NMCRS Jacksonville Director Monika Woods, NEX Jacksonville General Manager Marsha Brooks and NEX Jacksonville Customer Service Manager Charlotte Chenoweth display a ceremonial check on July 16 representing $12,895 donated by local Navy Exchange (NEX) customers and associates during the recent NMCRS fund drive. The money will be used to assist local Sailors and their families. Photo by Clark Pierce Photos by MC2 Amanda CabasosLS2 Colleen Thompson of VP-16 is greeted by her friend, Sarah Skipper, during the squadrons homecoming on July 16. I have been waiting a long time to see my good friend Colleen. We worked together at Mayport back in 2006 and kept in touch ever since. I missed her so much. We are really close friends.Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 Capt. Sean Liedman welcomes home the Sailors of VP-16 during a homecom ing ceremony on July 16. This seven-month deployment marked the Navys first operational missions utilizing the P-8A Poseidon. AWO1 Ben Shoemaker of VP-16, is greeted by his 2-yearold daughter, Isabella, during the squadrons homecoming from a 7-month deployment July 16. His wife, Krystal, said, Although it was a challenge having my husband gone for seven months, I managed to take care of our family by just staying busy. Between me working and taking care of the kids, time flew by. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 9


PANAMAFrom Page 1Navy commands on Friday afternoons in the thank goodness its Friday spirit. The audiences and workshop participants immediately embraced the American music and Navy Band Southeast members in ways that transcended the barriers of language and cultural differences. From the green land scape of the embassy grounds, to the histor ical Panama Canal, to Colegio Jose Daniel Crespo in the rustic town of Chitre, the Panamanian people showed great enthusiasm and gratitude. In many cases, performanc es were extended in length due to audience demand. MU3 Daniel Park, keyboardist and vocal ist, said, This was my first experience play ing overseas with Navy Band and I was over whelmed with the energetic reception we received everywhere we went. We literally felt like rock stars and they even wanted us to sign autographs! The most rewarding experience, though, was playing alongside students who were studying English, who had no musical background. Wed hand them a tambourine, and instantly we were able to communicate. Crowds surround the TGIF Brass Band as they perform at the Panama Canal. TGIF joins the Chitre Marching Band at a performance at the U.S. Embassy in Panama. TGIF performs on "Tu Manana," a nationally televised morning show in Panama. The TGIF Brass Band adds a few honorary members. 10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014


By MC2 Amanda CabasosNAS Jax Public Affairs More than 60 5-12 year-old children headed to SonTreasure Island (this years theme), a weeklong Vacation Bible School (VBS) held at NAS Jax Chapel July 14-18. Children participated in various activi ties administered by 35 dedicated adult and teen volunteers. Activities included arts and crafts, classroom lessons, music sessions, games and food. Each morning began with the children escorted to the main room and seated for an energizing sing-along session, fol lowed by the lesson of the day presented by NAS Jax Command Chaplain (Cmdr.) Dennis Andrews. From there, they were split up accord ing to age groups and sent to various loca tions to complete their daily activities. This is my first time coming to Vacation Bible School. I really like it, said 9-year-old Elias Cruz. They give us deli cious food for lunch. My favorite activity so far is the arts and crafts. I hope I can come back next year. Andrews said, What makes Vacation Bible School special is that this is prob ably the one time during the year that we as a chapel try to reach out to as many people in the military community and their children as possible. Our goal is to reach out to the children and teach them about the Bible by creating a fun learning environment for them. I personally believe that this program is an important outreach to the children at NAS Jax, said Grace Heffner, who coordinates VBS here every year. We have Sunday school each Sunday and even here, the numbers are very low. The volunteer team who give of their time, efforts and love, all feel that we are called to bring the children close to Jesus. VBS is one way of doing that. VBS Volunteer Mildred Davidson said, I volunteer because I am a believer in Jesus and if I can reach out to at least one person and turn them to Jesus then I will feel like I have accomplished a lot. Also, when my children were young, I fre quently took them to Sunday school and so many people were there for them. Now that my children are older, I feel like it is my turn to do the same for these kids. Children who started VBS as early as age 5 or 6 after they have gone through the program, return as teen volunteers, implied Heffner. VBS Volunteer Mary Ann Rouland, age 14, said VBS is a good place for kids to learn and grow. I always had a lot of fun when I attended VBS as a kid. They were invaluable experiences. I just hope these children will have as much fun and learn as much as I did. According to Heffner the children come from a wide spread of backgrounds. Some of them are churched, some are Catholic, some are protestant and some have no affiliation with religion. We have children every year who learn about Jesus for the first time. They want to know who is Jesus. That is the bottom line for us, said Heffner. After all the hard work invested into planning and preparing for VBS, my reward for the program comes on Friday when I sit in the congregation and I hear these children singing, said Heffner. Photos by MC2 Amanda CabasosNAS Jax Command Chaplain (Cmdr.) Dennis Andrews reviews the daily Bible les sons with children attending Vacation Bible School held at the NAS Jax Chapel on July 14. VBS Volunteer Vanessa Pence directs the young choir in American Sign Language as they sing a variety of songs to their family and friends during the VBS perfor mance held at the base chapel on July 18. Children head to SonTreasure Island at VBSVBS Volunteer Vanessa Pence teaches VBS children new songs in American sign language at the NAS Jax Chapel on July 15. (From left) Alena Swagel and Mariah Dedeaux age 7, create a beaded neck lace as part of an arts and crafts proj ect during VBS on July 15. NAS Jax Command Chaplain (Cmdr.) Dennis Andrews motivates VBS chil dren as they are about to sing and per form American Sign Language to their family members. More than 60 VBS children, ages 5-12, perform for their family members on the last day of school on July 18. VBS teacher Lynn Hysmith speaks about the importance of loving one another, this years topic, to her class of VBS children on July 15. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 11


Youth football camp at NAS JaxFrom StaffOne hundred youths attended the free, two-day football skills camp hosted by veteran NFL wide receiver Steve Smith of the Baltimore Ravens. The event was presented in partnership with ProCamps, Procter & Gamble (P&G) and DeCA (Defense Commissary Agency) July 13-14 at NAS Jacksonville. Smith told the youngsters and their parents that he only has one rule at his camps have fun. The camp was offered at no cost to children of active duty military families, ages 6-15. Chandra Tucker said her son Zachary, 11, was very enthusiastic about Smiths camp. Hes having such a great day! Hes so glad to participate in ProCamp so he can improve his skills and learn from Steve Smith. And, yes, hes a big Ravens fan. NAS Jacksonville was one of 10 CONUS commissar ies that won a P&G sales contest. Christine Spain, NAS Jacksonville Store Administrator, said, Our sales and merchandise team partnered with P&G vendor reps to set up a mass dis play in our store lobby that featured great prices and savings. Our focus on this promotion was to win the ProCamp contest for our military community here at NAS Jacksonville, said Spain.We won by sales bands and the amount of product we sold. Also, our patrons voted online for our commissary and that put us over the top as we worked to support our NAS Jacksonville MWR Department. Photos by Shannon Leonard and Morgan KenhertChildren practice catching the football during organized drills on day one of the Steve Smith Football ProCamp. Extolling the benefits of athletic competition for youths, NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander welcomed participants, parents and spectators to the Steve Smith Football ProCamp on July 13. NFL wide receiver Steve Smith takes time out from coaching the free ProCamp to capture a memory with NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander (right) and the NAS Jacksonville Commissary Manager Larry Bentley on July 13. The camp supports the Department of Defense healthy base initiative, helping service members, their fami lies and DoD civilians make healthier choices and live happier lives through nutrition and fitness. On Day 2 of the Steve Smith Football ProCamp, Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW)Teri McIntyre welcomes Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (left), and Global Military Team Leader David Sisk of Procter & Gamble. Curt Heinz, age 11, learns recovering techniques from coach Colby Walden of Jacksonville University. Volunteer Coach Michael Lampley with Jacksonville's Brentwood Athletic Association, teaches the quar terback three-step-drop to children 5 to 8 years old during the two-day Steve Smith Football ProCamp at NAS Jacksonville. Volunteer ProCamp coaches show young players proper techniques in handling the football during the Steve Smith ProCamp on NAS Jacksonville's turf field on July 3. On a blistery hot afternoon in Jacksonville, Baltimore Ravens star wide receiver Steve Smith welcomes more than 100 of his ProCamp attendees to the free, two-day football camp sponsored by Procter & Gamble and DeCA. Neither the U.S. Navy, nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services. Coach Terry McGriff of School of Success Academy helps Rollin George, age 9, to run receiver route drills dur ing day two of the Steve Smith Football ProCamp. NFL Baltimore Ravens star wide receiver Steve Smith (right) runs foot ball drills for more than 100 children dur ing ProCamp at NAS Jacksonville on July 13. 12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014


DeweysCall 542-3521 Free Texas Holdem Tournaments Monday & Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday Social Hour 59 p.m., live enter tainment, $.50 wings and $7.95 pizza your way Family Night Third Friday of the month, 58 p.m., balloon artist and karaoke Friday Night Live Entertainment July 25 Kenny Holliday Solo Lunch bingo Monday through Friday begins at 11:15 a.m.Freedom Lanes Bowling CenterCall 542-3493. Mondays: All you can bowl for $5, 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays: All you can bowl for $5.95, 4-10 p.m. Thursdays: Free bowling for active duty 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Saturdays: Family Extreme Bowling $8, 4-6 p.m., Party Extreme $10, 8 p.m. midnight (up to 2 hours of play). Shoes Included. Sunday: Family Day $1.50 all day, per person, per game Scratch Sweeper July 26, 1 4 p.m., $30 *Please note, the specials do not include shoes unless stated otherwise*Fitness & AquaticsCall 542-2930 Outdoor Pool Hours Monday Friday Lap swim 6 8 a.m., Swim lessons 8 11 a.m., open recre ation swim 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Open recreation swim 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Dive In Movie featuring Rio 2 July 25, pool opens at 7 p.m., movie begins at 8:30 p.m.I.T.T. EventsCall 542-3318 E-mail them directly at jaxs_nas_ mwritt@navy.mil ITT current ticket promotions include the following: Monster Jam Tickets Feb. 21, 2015 Everbank Field $21 $47.50 FCCJ Broadway Series on sale now! Tampa Lowry Zoo $15.75 $19.75 Orlando Shopping Trip July 26 $20 St. Augustine Scenic Cruise August 30 $20 Mt. Dora Trip October 25 $20 Jacksonville Jaguar tickets on sale now, section 147 & 148 $70 Preseason special Jags vs. Buccaneers and Jags vs. Falcons BOGO offer, 200 level, $70 Adventure Landing Waterpark seasonal $85.50, wet pass $20, combo $32 Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary $8.50 $13.50 Daytona Lagoon $19 waterpark AMC gold ticket $8.50 Jacksonville Sharks $25 Jacksonville Suns $5.50 $11.50 Jacksonville Zoo $8.50 $17 Trapeze High Fleming Island $35 Rivership Romance in Sanford, FL. (includes dinner) $40$57.75 Wild Adventures $30 $70 while sup plies last Disney World Orlando Armed Forces Salute ticket FL (Expires Sept.27, 2014) $166 $194.50 Jacksonville Symphony $27.50 Armed Forces Vacation Club Resort Condo Rentals www.afvclub.com installation $349-$369 Amelia Island Museum of History $4 $10 MOSH $7 $12 Pirates Museum St. Augustine $4 $21.75 St Augustine Alligator Farm Nile Zipline $35.25 (free admission with reservation) St Augustine Alligator Farm $6.75 $13.50 Half Hour Boggy Creek Airboat Rides $15.50 $20 Wild Florida Airboats (Kenansville, FL) $18 $46.75 Florida Ecosafaris $22.75 $52.75 Summer Waves (Jekyll Island, GA) $15.50 Book Shades of Green, Disneyworld Hotel properties, Universal Hotels and off property hotels near attractions at ITT!The Vault Liberty Recreation CenterTrips, activities and costs may be restrict ed to E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members. Call 542-1335 for information. Indoor Rock Climbing Trip July 30 at 6 p.m Carrie Underwood Concert and DC United vs. Fullman Game July 19 at 3:30 p.m. $20 per person Paintball Trip August 2 at 9 a.m.NAS Jax Golf ClubGolf course info: 542-3249 Mulligans info: 542-2936 Golf Course Construction Special Play 18-holes with cart and green fees Monday Friday for only $20! Not appli cable on holidays. Command Party Swing into savings & book your com mand golf tournament Military Appreciation Days Play 18-holes with cart for $18 Active duty August 5 & 19 Retirees, DoD and sponsored guests August 7 & 21Mulberry Cove MarinaCall 542-3260. Free kayak & canoe rental Every Thursday for active duty Free stand-up paddleboard lessons Every Thursday 11 a.m. 1 p.m. *Weather dependent Skipper B Sailing Classes availableAuto Skills CenterCall 542-3227 22 work bays, wheel balancing, tool checkout, paint booth and welding ASE certified mechanic onsiteYouth Activities CenterCall 778-9772 Family Fitness Center hours Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Bring your child to work out with you!Flying ClubCall 777-8549 Learn to fly at NAS Jax Call for introduction flight Additional ratings are available includ ing instrument, complex and commer cial Find more info. online at jaxnfc.netSkeet Shooting League Meeting July 30 at noon Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The meeting will be in the or designated representative attend the Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. Indoor Volleyball League Meeting Aug. 13 at noon Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The meeting will be in the or designated representative attend the Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. Intramural Softball League Meeting Aug. 20 at noon Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The meeting will be in the or designated representative attend the Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m. Open to active duty, selective reservists, dependents over 18, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to NAS Jacksonville. The meeting will be in 1 at 12:30 p.m. Commands whose athletic points. Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. 7on-7 Flag Football League Meeting Aug 27 at noon Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The meeting will be in the or designated representative attend the Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. Fall Bowling League Meeting Sept. 5 Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS at 11:45 a.m. Commands whose athletic points. Attend the meeting to discuss rules and obtain the required paperwork. Dodge Ball Tournament Sept. 8 Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD Contractor personnel assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Teams must be comprised of six players from the same command. The tournament will be held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts at 5 p.m. Contact the NAS Jax Gymnasium to sign up by Sept. 3. Sept. 29 Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Participants earn participation points for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Call NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by Sept. 26. Sept. 29 Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, and DoD contractor women assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. Participants earn participation points for 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. Call NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by Sept. 26. For more information about any of the sports articles, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser@navy.mil Visit the MWR website at www.cnic.navy. mil or www.facebook.com nasjaxmwr. StandingsAs of July 18 Wallyball Team Wins Losses VP-62 Broadarrows 2 0 VP-26 1 1 VP-45 0 0 FRCSE 0 1 NBHC ya later 0 1Intramural Summer Golf Teams Wins Losses Ties NCTS 5 1 HS-11 4 2 CNATTU B 4 2 HSM-74 4 2 1 VP-45 4 3 VP-30 3 3 CNATTU A 2 4 NAVHOSP 2 4 1 See STANDINGS, Page 16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 13


14 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 P-8/P-3 transition continuesA P-3C Orion assigned to the VP-8 "Fighting Tigers" leads a P-8A Poseidon assigned to the VP-30 "Pro's Nest" down a taxiway of the NAS Jacksonville air field on July 8. The Fighting Tigers are scheduled to begin their P-8 training in August.Photo by Clark Pierce By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr. Defense Media ActivityThe Defense Department has joined more than 35 other federal and state government agencies and nonprofit organi zations to highlight free con sumer protection resources for military members, the assis tant director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said July 16. Holly Petraeus noted in a blog post that today is Military Consumer Protection Day and that efforts are underway to assist in protecting service members. This year, she wrote, were joining more than 35 other federal and state government and nonprofit organizations including the Department of Defense, the Federal Trade Commission, Military Saves and the Better Business Bureau to observe [the day] and high light free consumer protection resources for military mem bers. The organizations and resources can help you protect and grow your hard-earned military pay or veterans ben efits, she said. In a perfect world, manag ing your money would be sim ple and easy, right? Petraeus asked. But in reality, managing your money is an ongoing pro cess that takes time, effort and vigilance. Learning how can put you on a course to financial well-being. But even the most financially savvy consumer can make an ill-advised choice or fall vic tim to a scam, she wrote, which is when its important to know where to find help. In 2013, Petraeus wrote, the CFPB and the Federal Trade Commission, combined, received more than 81,000 complaints from military members. While these complaints ranged from identity theft to student loan debt to veterantargeted pension scams, she wrote, the most important common factor in all the com plaints was that the member of the military community who submitted the complaint had taken the time to seek help on a pressing consumer issue from a trusted source. Petraeus urged military con sumers to take a minute to ask themselves where they would turn for help regarding con sumer or financial problems they are unable to solve on their own. A better-informed resource could be us, our [Military Consumer Protection Day] partners, a military personal financial manager, an attorney generals office or one of many other state and local organiza tions that specialize in help ing protect service members, veterans and military fami lies from financial harm, she wrote. Remember that when it comes to consumer issues, she added, information is your first defense. Additional information, tools and resources that can help safeguard against consumer fraud, illegal business practices and bad financial deals are available on the Consumer Financial protection Bureaus website, Petraeus wrote. If you have an issue with a consumer financial product or service that you havent been able to work out yourself complain, she added, we are here to help. One day a year may be set aside for [Military Consumer Protection Day], but protecting your financial wellbeing should be something you think about every day.Official highlights resources for military consumers By LT Charles M. RomanJAGC, USNAlthough tax season is behind us, it is never too late to think about next year, and how you and your spouse can make decisions that will best allow your family to avoid the taxman. One thing to always remember, tax residency (described here) is a separate concept from your home-ofrecord (an exclusively military designation). Under the Sailors Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a service member does not pay state income tax in the state where the service member is stationed if that state is not his domicile (legal state of residence for tax pur poses). Instead, the service member is taxed on his mili tary income in his state of legal residence. For example, Seaman Paul, whose state of residence is Florida, does not pay income tax to the state of Virginia from his military income earnings while sta tioned in Norfolk, Virginia. Rather Seaman Paul will be taxed based on Florida state tax law which has no state income tax. Furthermore, no matter where Seaman Paul is stationed, Florida will always remain his state of legal resi dence, unless he changes it. Until a few years ago, this benefit under the SCRA did not extend to service members spouses. Every time a service member moved, the spouses state of legal residence would change and the spouse would be taxed by the state on all income earned in that state. So before, when Seaman Paul moved to Norfolk, Virginia with his wife Kristen; she became a Virginia resident and the state of Virginia would tax her on income earned while she lived there. The Military Spouses Residency relief act (MSRRA) changed some of the basic rules of taxation in regards to military spouses. Today, the spouse of the military mem ber is entitled to SCRA tax protection for the same domi cile (state of legal residence) of the service member IF the dependent spouse had also previously acquired the same legal domicile. Translation: if Kristen resided with Seaman Paul in Florida long enough to establish it as her resi dence when they were ordered to move to Norfolk, Kristens state of legal residence can be Florida. Moreover, if Kristen works while in Norfolk, she will not be taxed by Virginia she will be subject to Florida state income tax rate (zero). Also, Kristen will not be taxed by Virginia on automobiles when they are titled solely in Kristens name or jointly with Seaman Paul. Keep in mind two things: 1) The spouse must be present with the service member in the non-domicile state pursuant to military orders and 2) spous es can keep prior residences IF AND ONLY IF they are the same as that of the service member. Eligible spouses need to designate their appropriate domicile state by filing new withholding forms with their employer. Think about chang ing withholding forms for next year now! There are some common misunderstandings that need to be addressed: 1. The MSRRA does not allow a spouse to pick or choose a state of legal residence. 2. The MSRRA does not allow a spouse to inherit or assume a service members domicile upon marriage. There is not a standard form to be filled out that allows a spouse to change their residency. Actually, the spouse must have lived in the state, intends to return to there, and have a tangible connec tion to the state. Connections that need to be established are: voter registration, drivers license, professional licenses, homestead declaration, pur chase of residential property, registration or titling of vehi cles, and even executing a will under the laws of that state. Basically, you need to show a bono-fide intent to return to the state from which the mili tary has ordered you to move away from. Please, note: it is not necessary to establish all of these contacts, but the more the better. 3. The MSRAA does not allow a spouse to recapture an old abandoned domicile unless the spouse physically returns to the state with the requi site connections and intent to remain there permanently. 4. The tax exemption for working spouses only applies to wage income and income from services performed in the non-domiciliary states. Thus, if Kristen sells their Norfolk house or rents out their extra home in Virginia, she will be taxed by Virginia on this income. Also, Kristen will pay Virginia state income tax on businesses she has opened while in Norfolk. Legal residency and how it applies to your taxes is a con fusing topic and is detail spe cific. Hopefully, this article makes the MSRRA a little eas ier, but if you have more questions contact your local legal assistance JAG. This article is not intended to substitute for the personal advice of a licensed attorney.Can my spouse claim another state for tax purposes?


Naval Hospital fitness challengeDirectorate for Administration celebrates winning Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Command Master Chief Challenge on July 11. Branch Health Clinics placed second, while Surgical Services finished third. Team members from Branch Health Clinics Directorate participate in the tug-of-war competition during Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville's annual Command Master Chief (CMC) Challenge, July 7-11, promoting unity and emphasizing physical fitness within the command.Photos by Jacob Sippel JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 15 Its pretty well understood that not just anyone can serve in todays military. In short, the serviceman or woman of today has to be a cut above average. There are high school graduation requirements, weight requirements, and the preclusion of persons with certain criminal histories that vary between the various branches of armed forces. It is generally accepted that the men and women who serve in the armed services today are responsible individuals. But even trouble by events outside of their ability to control. times it is the best of bad options and some times it is the only reasonable option when creditors start calling. stop. This includes phone calls, law suits, repossessions and garnishments. Depend one may pay little, and more often than not, nothing to their unsecured creditors. The re lief is permanent. Once a debt is discharged by anyone again. In short, the debt is wiped out forever. While not terribly complicated, there are cy. This is why if you are someone who is is important to get the facts from someone ruptcy but if you do I hope you will con for a free initial consultation.


16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 24, 2014 Intramural Summer Golf (contd.) SERCC 1 5 FACSFAC 0 5Intramural Summer Basketball Teams Wins Losses FRCSE Gold 6 0 HS-11 5 1 NAVHOSP Galley 5 1 VP-45 4 1 FRCSE Blue 3 2 NAVHOSP 3 3 VP-26 2 3 FACSFAC/NOSC 1 4 HSM-72 0 5 NAS Jax 0 5 VP-62 BroadArrows 0 6Singles BadmintonTeams Wins Losses Garrett 3 0 Nathan 3 0 Bonser 2 1 Brown 2 1 Kubalewski 1 1 Rajendran 1 1 Drost 1 2 Bradshaw 0 2 Sperry 0 3 Standings (from Page 13) By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityWhile the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15. The F-35 fleet was grounded July 3 in the wake of a June 23 engine fire on the runway at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Navy and Air Force airworthiness authorities approved the F-35s return to flight yesterday. The return has a limited flight clearance that includes an engine inspection regimen and restricted flight rules, Kirby said, adding that the lim its will remain in place until the root cause of the engine fire is identified and corrected. While the investigation is not yet complete, we havent seen anything that points to a systemic issue across the fleet with respect to the engine, the admiral said. Even with the return to flight, U.S. and British offi cials decided not to send Marine Corps and Royal Air Force F-35B aircraft across the Atlantic to participate in the Farnborough airshow. This decision was reached after a consultation with senior leaders and airworthiness authorities, despite the deci sion by airworthiness authori ties to clear the aircraft to return to limited flight, Kirby said. While were disappoint ed that were not going to be able to participate in the air show, he added, we remain fully committed to the pro gram itself and look forward to future opportunities to show case its capabilities to allies and to partners. Under the rules of the flight resumption, the F-35s are limited to a maximum speed of Mach 0.9 and 18 degrees of angle of attack. They can go from minus 1 G to a 3 G, the admiral said. After three hours of flight time, each front fan section of each engine has to be inspected with a borescope. That was a pretty significant limitation in terms of being able to fly them across the Atlantic, he added. This is not the first aircraft to have problems like this, Kirby noted, and it wont be the last. New programs often go through these kinds of chal lenges, he said. Were confident that were going to get through this. By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with other top military officials understand the urgency of the situation in Iraq, but will act deliberately in forming recom mendations based on the draft assessments that American teams have submitted, the Pentagon press secretary said July 15. All those involved are approaching the assessments with open minds, and no rec ommendations are attached to the assessments right now, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference. Any recommendations would follow the intent the commander in chief has expressed from the beginning, which is to explore ways to help the Iraqi security forces confront the threat that exists within their own country from ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), Kirby said. Though there is no timeline for the recommendations, all in the decision cycle understand the urgency, he said. Were going to be deliberate about it, Kirby added. Were going to be measured. Were going to keep an open mind. And as we said before, getting this done right is more important than getting it done quickly. Iraq is again a dangerous, contested place, Kirby said. There are still innocent Iraqis suffering as a result of ISIL and their activities inside Iraq, he said. ISIL still poses a legitimate threat to Baghdad and its envi rons, the admiral said. We continue to see Iraqi security forces prepare them selves and stiffen themselves to defend the capital, he said. We believe that they will fight to defend Baghdad. We also have seen Iraqi security forces go on the offensive in places like Tikrit, which they are still fighting for right now. Iraqi security forces have solidified their gains against the terror group. They now maintain control of the oil refinery in Bayji and the Haditha Dam. But there are areas well north of the capital up in the north-central to northwest part of the country which fell quite quickly to ISIL, that are now contested, that [Iraqi security forces] and even some [Kurdish] forces are fighting back and retaking, Kirby said. Meanwhile, the U.S. assess ment teams in Iraq continue their work, examining the Iraqi security forces and determin ing their cohesiveness and capabilities, Kirby said. They are also studying what is happening on the ground and are studying ISIL, he added. Finally, the teams are work ing to give us a sense of what an advisory mission could or would look like, should we move to that, the admiral said. By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityU.S. defense officials are concerned about a buildup of Russian troops along that countrys border with Ukraine, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren said July 16. We believe there are now between 10,000 and 12,000 Russian troops on the border, Warren told reporters. We also have reason to believe that the Russians are continuing to support the separatist movement in Ukraine. The size of the Russian presence in the region means its capable of con ducting operations on either side of the border, he added. I cant speak for what they intend to do. Certainly, it is intimidating. A few weeks ago, about 1,000 Russian soldiers were along the border. Earlier this year, tens of thousands of Russian troops were deployed in the area, Warren said. The United States wants the Russians to stop what it terms provocative behav ior and execute actions that are in line with their words, Warren said. Russian officials have said they want peace and stability in Ukraine and de-escalation of the situation there, but their actions work counter to those goals, he noted. U.S. officials believe that some weap onry possibly some heavy weapons are flowing into Ukraine for use by sep aratists, Warren said. The troops mov ing to the area are battalion task groups and are combat soldiers. U.S. and Ukrainian military officials met in June. Another team is due to head out in the next few weeks to scope out specific defense institution building activities and programs that we may want to pur sue, he added. The United States has sent body armor, uniforms and foodstuffs to Ukraine, and more aid is on the way. In addition, night-vision and thermalimaging equipment and medical sup plies are expected to arrive in Ukraine soon, Warren said.F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out FarnboroughU.S. defense officials study Iraq assessmentsRussian military buildup near Ukraine concerns DoD officials Photo by MC2 Juan PinalezAn F-35C Lightning II assigned to the "Grim Reapers" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 undergoes pre-flight avionics diagnostics in 2013 by Lockheed Martin tech nicians at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. 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