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www.cnic.navy.mil/jacksonville www.jaxairnews.com ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014 I I D E NEW SCHEDULES Carrier Strike Groups 8 & 10 PARTS PRO S FRCSE Artisans Use 3D SoftwarePage 4 BARRACKS BASH MWR Delivers Music, GamesPage 12Check us out Online! jaxairnews.com By MC1(SW/AW) John SmolinskiStaff WriterU.S. Navy air shows involve many moving parts, which include planning and coordinating hundreds of tasks -from those who schedule the perform ers to those who direct traffic and clean up after each days events. For the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show, sched uled for Oct. 25-26, a diverse team of professionals joined together with a shared vision to create what is expected to be two spectacular days of high-fly ing entertainment for hundreds of thou sands of spectators. Oct. 24 is sched uled to be a dress rehearsal that is open to all active duty personnel, reservists, retirees and their families -as well as school children from kindergarten through 12th grades. According to Miriam Gallet, NAS Jax public affairs officer, historically, 4,500 school-aged children have been in attendance for the rehearsal air show. Senior leadership from NAS Jacksonville, including air operations; morale, welfare and recreation (MWR); and security departments among others have spent more than a year planning and preparing for the 2014 show. A successful air show hinges upon precision planning and efficiency in execution, beginning with a properly organized air show committee, said Lt. Cmdr. Jay Haddock, NAS Jacksonville assistant operations officer and air show coordinator. The entire committee has worked extremely hard over the last 12 months to ensure the success of this air show. Haddock is not new to air shows, but this is his first time as air show coordi nator. I had the chance to witness the last two weeks of preparation and the execution of the 2010 NAS Jax Air Show from the perspective of the Air Operations Department, said Haddock. My actual experience planning and executing an event like this is very lim ited. Thankfully we have numerous individuals from previous years events still attached to the command and the base. Their prior experience has been invaluable throughout this entire plan Photo by MC3 Nicholas GarrattA large crowd gathered Oct. 23, 2010 on the base flight line to watch the Blue Angels perform aerial manuevers during the NAS Jax Air Show. NAS Jax features the Blue Angels By Mike ChmuraNAS Jax Energy ManagerAdrian Gray and the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) energy team have been busy rehabilitating Hangar 124 with a new hightech lighting system, that will be the first of its kind for NAS Jacksonville aircraft hangars. The low-life-span, high-ener gy consuming High Intensity Discharge (HID) lamp system in the high-bay areas of Hangar 124 are being replaced with new high-efficiency lighting technology known as induc tion lighting. It is a lighting system that consists of a gas discharge lamp (similar to a typical fluo rescent lamp) in which an elec tric field is transferred from outside the lamp by way of a high frequency airwave signal to the gas inside the lamp in order to generate light. Lighting magic? Well, it might seem to be so when you contrast it to a typical compact fluorescent light that has to be connected to a power supply by conductors that pass through 'Dragonslayers' at workBM1 Dylan Brooks signals to an SH-60 Seahawk helicopter assigned to the "Dragonslayers" of Helicopter Anti-submarine Squadron (HS) 11 as it prepares to land on board the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) Sept. 24. Churchill was underway conducting group training exercises as part of the USS Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group. Photo by MC3 Jackie Hart Photo by Mike ChmuraFRCSE Hangar 124 now features a new high tech Induction Lighting System that reduces energy and maintenance costs.Going high tech for more efficient hangar lightingSee Page 8 See Page 8


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 By Sarah SmileySpecial ContributorWhen I married Dustin, there were certain things I knew about him. I knew that he leaves his keys wher ever he feels like it and then he cant find them later. I knew that, left to his own devices, Dustin will put his spoons in one kitchen drawer and his forks in another. I even knew that he has the unusual ability to fall asleep anywhere. Even on a park bench at Disney World. And I decided to marry him anyway. Maybe I thought I could change these things. Maybe I loved Dustin for them. (In spite of them?) In any case, what I didnt foresee way back then was that our three boys would end up just like Dustin. No, I didnt give that a lot of thought. Of course, who knew that we would have three boys? Answer: I did. After Ford was born, I said, Gosh, we are on a roll of having all boys. One boy does not make a roll, Dustin said. After Owen was born, I asked, Are we on a roll now? The chances are still 50/50 every time, he said. Fifteen years and three sons later, I am completely out-numbered, and, frankly, fighting a losing battle. Even the dog is a boy. I live in a house with people who lose things and then yell, Wheres my [baseball, jacket, hat, home work]? I used to rush to their aid. I stopped when every time I arrived by their side, eager to help, I found them standing in the middle of a room, staring at nothing. I cant find it, they say. Where have you looked? I ask. And thats when they look at me like, Im supposed to look? I truly believe Dustin thinks merely standing in a room will cause lost objects to appear. And forget about asking any of them to find something for me. Me: Can you go get my coat from the kitchen? Them (aka, everyone else I live with): Okay, but where in the kitchen? Me: I dont know. Its a coat; I dont think its hiding. Them: Yeah, but where should I look? Me: In the kitchen. Them: Where? Me: Probably in the toaster. Them: Okay, Ill try. These people I live with also have a different under standing of cleanliness and personal hygiene. Mold on bread can be cut out. Week-old pizza is still good. A hole with socks in it can still provide a few more weeks of drafty foot covering. Did I teach them nothing? Me: Did you wash your hands? Owen: Yes . yesterday. Randomly used flossers (youre welcome, Dr. Rand) lie on the end tables in our living room. Toenail clip pings are in the bathroom sink. And, please, lets not even discuss the bathroom floor. All of this, by the way, is why scented candles are so popular with women. Its like Im living with cavemen half the time. Dustin promises me that the Smiley men are evolving. He does a great impression of the evolutionary chart and what he and his ancestors might look like on it. But maybe Ill see this evolution in hindsight? Until then, I think Im devolving. Every day, I put my keys in the exact same spot. I always know where they are. Except for last Tuesday. My keys were missing. I ran from room to room, star ing at nothing and yelling, Where are my keys? I cant find them? Them: Did you look in the bathroom? Me: Yes, I stood in that room and stared at nothing for at least five minutes. Them: Did you look in the kitchen? Me: Why would my keys be in the kitchen? Thats where I keep my coat. Then my youngest, Lindell, said, Do you think they are in the car? Thats when I turned around and snapped. If I thought they were in the car, do you think Id be here looking in the house? The keys actually were in the car. But that didnt matter. Before I found them, Id stomp around the house some more and yell, Where are my keys? Why wont anyone help me find my keys? Ford lay on the small couch, flossing his teeth. (Youre welcome again, Dr. Rand.) His dirty feet were propped up on the side table next to his other used flosser. Owen lay on the larger couch in yesterdays gym shorts, the ones that are unraveling from the hem. All you do is sit there, I yelled. No one helps me with anything. And have you seen your bathroom lately? Believe me, I saw it when I was in there staring at nothing and looking for my keys. Get up and make your bed or something. Gosh! I stomped up the stairs and closed my bedroom door. Ford yelled up at me, Geez, why do moms always have to be so cranky? From StaffOct. 9 1873 Lt. Charles Belknap calls a meeting at the Naval Academy to establish the U.S. Naval Institute for the purpose of disseminating scientific and professional knowledge throughout the Navy. 1942 First three schools for enlisted WAVES open at Stillwater, Okla. (Yeoman), Bloomington, Ind. (Storekeeper), and Madison, Wis. (Radioman). 1945 Parade in New York City honors Fleet Adm. Chester Nimitz and 13 other Navy and Marine Corps Medal of Honor awardees. 1945 Typhoon hits Okinawa, damaging many Navy ships. Oct. 10 1845 Naval School, later the Naval Academy, opens in Annapolis, Md. with 50 mid shipmen and seven faculty. 1923 First American-built rigid airship, Shenandoah, is christened. It used helium gas instead of hydrogen. 1944 Opening of Leyte campaign begins with attack of four Carrier Task Groups of Task Force 38 on Okinawa and Ryukyus. 1985 Fighters from USS Saratoga (CV-60) force Egyptian airliner, with the hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro aboard, to Italy, where the hijackers were taken into custody. Oct. 11 1776 Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain, New York. Although defeated, the American flotilla delayed the British advance and caused it to fall back into winter quarters. 1824 Marquis de Lafayette visits the Washington Navy Yard during his year long tour of America. 1942 Battle of Cape Esperance begins: In twoday battle, American task force stops Japanese attack on Guadalcanal and sinks two Japanese ships while losing only USS Duncan (DD-485). 1950 Task Force 77 aircraft destroy North Korean vessels off Songjin and Wonsan and north of Hungham. 1967 Operation Coronado VI began in Rung Sat Zone. 1968 Launch of Apollo 7, the first U.S. three-man space mission, commanded by Cmdr. Walter Schirra Jr., USMCR Maj. Ronnie Cunningham served as Lunar Module pilot. The mission lasted 10 days and 20 hours. Recovery was by HS-5 helicopters from USS Essex (CVS-9). Oct. 12 1914 USS Jupiter (AC-3) is first Navy ship to complete transit of Panama Canal. 1944 Aircraft from Carrier Task Force 38 attack Formosa. 1957 Rear Adm. Dufek arrives at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica to command Operation Deep Freeze III during the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58. 1965 End of Project Sealab II where teams of naval divers and scientists spent 15 days moored 205 feet below surface near La Jolla, Calif. 2000 Terrorists in a boat make suicide attack on USS Cole (DDG-67) while the ship refuels in the port of Aden, Yemen. Seventeen Sailors are killed. Oct. 13 1775 Birthday of U.S. Navy. The Continental Congress establishes Continental Navy, later the U.S. Navy. Oct. 14 1918 Naval Aviators of Marine Day Squadron 9 make first raid-in-force for the Northern Bombing Group in World War I when they bombed German railroad at Thielt Rivy, Belgium. Oct. 15 1917 USS Cassin (DD-43) torpedoed by German subma rine U-61 off coast of Ireland. In trying to save the ship, Gunners Mate Osmond Kelly Ingram becomes first American sailor killed in World War I and later is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism. In 1919, he becomes the first enlisted man to have a ship named for him. 1948 First women officers on active duty sworn in as com missioned officers in regular Navy under Womens Service Integration Act of June 1948 by Secretary of the Navy John Sullivan: Capt. Joy Hancock; Lt. Cmdr. Winifred Quick; Lt. Cmdr. Anne King; Lt. Cmdr. Frances Willoughby; Lt. Ellen Ford; Lt. Doris Cranmore; Lt. j.g. Doris Defenderfer and Lt. j.g. Betty Rae Tennant. 1960 USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) begins successful firing of four Polaris test vehi cles under operational rather than test conditions. 1965 U.S. Naval Support Activity at DaNang, Vietnam is established. 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. 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Gallet Editor Clark Pierce Staff Writer AE2 Samantha Jones Design/Layout George Atchley 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 A Sailor Asks: One of my shipmates told me he received no pay this month because his entire pay check was withheld to pay back money he received in error. He cant pay his bills, let alone buy food and gas. How do I make sure I never find myself in this situation? MoneyChic Says: Errors in pay happen fairly fre quently when there is a change that affects a Sailors pay, such as a promotion, a PCS move, or the start or end to an allotment. A sailor may have too much or too little deducted from his pay, and when the mistake is corrected, PSD This Week in Navy HistoryPhoto courtesy of Ron WilliamsonAttendees at the NAS Jax Air Show in 1945, peer into the cockpit to see combat in World War II. It was the first Navy and Marine Corps fighter designed with tricycle landing gear and was pow ered by two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engines. The last of 364 Tigercats was delivered in November of 1946.U.S. Marine Corps photoNear Aden, Yemen on Oct. 29, 2000, the guided missile destroy open sea by the Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168). Two days later, she begins her return to the United States on board the Norwegian heavy lift ship S.S. Blue Marlin. On April 19, 2002, a repaired Cole is recommis sioned in Pascagoula, Miss. In November 2003, Cole departed for its first six-month deployment since the terrorist attack. From The HomefrontLiving with boys can be difficult Hey, MoneyChic!See MONEYCHIC, Page 3


will either reimburse the sailor or take back money that the sailor received in error. The best way to prevent these situations is to make sure that you have access to MyPay and regularly inspect your end-of-the-month LES. Be aware of the types of pay to which you are enti tled and be sure that you meet the requirements for any special pays. Military.com has information on all types of military pay under Benefits and Military Pay. Also, check the zip code for where you receive your BAH. In Florida, an E-3 with dependents receives $1,953 for BAH in Key West compared with $1,359 in Jacksonville, a difference of almost $600. If you receive the wrong BAH for several months, you could end up owing a lot of money. Finally, make sure that allotments are for the cor rect amount, and know when your allotments should start and stop. As soon as you catch an error, contact PSD, and do not spend money you receive in error. Prevention is key, but should you become aware that PSD will reclaim funds you dont have anymore, be proactive and contact them as soon as possible about a payment plan. Should you find yourself with no paycheck and no savings to cover your loss, make an appointment with Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at 542-3515. MONEYCHICFrom Page 2 Fight Deadly Childhood Diseases.800-822-6344 stjude.orgA CFC participant provided as a public service. CNIC promotes Energy Action MonthFrom Navy Installations Command Public AffairsNavy Installations Command (NIC) is committed to doing its part for Energy Action Month. With more than 80,000 facilities and nearly 2 million acres of land to sup port the fleet, fighter and family, shore installations play a vital role in energy conservation. Sailors and civilians worldwide are helping make Navy facilities and infrastructure more efficient by working together to improve efficiency in shore energy consump tion, and increasing the use of alternative and renewable energy across the enterprise. Energy is a strategic resource and to best meet the NIC mission, leadership and staffs are reaffirming their com mitment to continued awareness in conserving energy and operating more efficiently. It is the right thing to do, said Cmdr. Jay Cavnar, NICs energy branch head. Every kilowatt-hour, BTU or gallon of fuel that we can avoid using while still meeting our full mission allows us to stretch limited resources for mission success. Throughout the month of October, installations and regional commands are doing their part to contribute to this months focus, but realize that energy action is a daily effort year-round and not just a one-month drill. Observing where we may become more energy efficient throughout the year to support our operations around the world is vitally important to improving fleet readiness, said Lt. Cmdr. Gareth Montgomery, one of NICs energy action officers. Improved readiness and efficiency means better operational capability for the warfighter. According to Sandrine Schultz, NICs energy program manager, We must monitor our energy consumption closely to gather actionable information required to imple ment cost-effective energy initiatives across all Navy installations. The Navys website http://greenfleet.dodlive.mil/ energy/energywarrior offers a free Energy Warrior app, which allows individuals to view videos and discover what Sailors, civilians, and others Navy-wide are doing to lead change and increase combat capability. From U.S. Fleet Forces Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) announced today a decision to change the future schedules of two Norfolk-based air craft carriers. USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), will replace USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in upcoming training, operational, and maintenance schedules. Eisenhower, in turn, will shift into the training, operational, and maintenance schedule that had been planned for Truman. The commanding officers of the two ships notified the crews earlier today. As USFF implements the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (O-FRP), a careful analysis of fleet maintenance, training and opera tional schedules determined that changing Truman and Eisenhowers long term sched ules would better enable the Navy to provide ready forces for national security taskings. O-FRP offers more stability and predict ability for Sailors and families by aligning carrier strike group assets to a 36-month training and deployment cycle. While changing Truman and Eisenhower schedules impacts the ships Sailors and families, the change ultimately provides bet ter predictability Navy wide. As part of this change, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 staff members, who previ ously embarked aboard Truman, will now embark aboard Eisenhower. Conversely, CSG 8 staff members, who pre viously embarked aboard Eisenhower, will now embark aboard Truman. This schedule change does not affect any other ship, squadron, or staff schedules.Fleet Forces announces carrier schedule changes JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 3


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 FRCSE manufactures parts to keep fleet readyBy Kaylee LaRocqueFleet Readiness Center Southeast Public AffairsFleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) artisans are striving to build essential 20mm gun insert blast dif fusers used on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft well ahead of their production schedule to meet the deploy ment needs of U.S. warfighters. The FRCSE Manufacturing Division began the $305,000 project in early March to cre ate 156 insert blast diffusers, that deflect and disperse high temperature, high pressure gasses from the muzzle blast of the 20mm M61 Vulcan cannon away from the aircrafts wind shield. We were asked if we could manufacture this product because the original equip ment manufacturer was hav ing difficulty meeting the quo tas of fleet requirements, said Industrial Manufacturing and Processes Integrated Product Team Lead Angello Evans. After reviewing the project requirements with our com puter numerical control (CNC) department and determining the availability of stock mate rial, we engaged our additive manufacturing (AM) experts to create a model of the part. The AM team used the man ufacturers original blueprints to build a computer-aided design and build a model of the insert blast diffuser utilizing a 3D software program. Engineers then created a three-dimensional shaped mold of the part used to deter mine exact specifications of the diffuser. FRCSE CNC Programmer Norman Gay took the lead on the design of the project. My job was to create the tooling procedures and write the code the computer reads so the manufacturing equipment can cut the part, said Gay. It took about 10 hours to develop the process and a cou ple test runs with some tweak ing to ensure the tools would be efficient throughout the entire process. The manufacturing process begins with a 4by 4by 2-inch solid piece of metal. The metal is secured in a vise and put into the CNC machine, said Machinist Robert Morris, an FRCSE contractor with Tyonek Manufacturing Group Inc. The machine is calibrated to specific measurements to cut the piece into the correct shape which takes about 4 hours. We are running the machine for 16 hours a day to ensure the proj ect continues to stay on track. Once the machine process is finished, Morris removes the part, cuts off any excess metal, mills and sands the piece, and uses a tap to make screw holes for installation. Batches of 10 pieces are packaged and transferred to the FRCSE Engine Weld Shop where certified welders use a specific alloy to strengthen the part and reduce erosion. Equipment cleaners at the FRCSE Engine Clean and Finish Shop remove grease residue from the parts before they move on to the FRCSE CNC/Tool and Die Shop where machinists measure the size, orientation and location fea tures of the part. A material engineering tech nician at the FRCSE Materials Engineering Laboratory inspects each insert blast dif fuser to ensure there are no cracks and the welds are prop erly fusioned to the part. With the inspections com pleted and the parts certified, they are then ready to go to preservation, packaging, pack ing and marking, where they are packaged and shipped to New Cumberland, Pa. and entered into the Naval Supply System for use in the fleet, said June Tillett, manufactur ing program manager for the military depot. FRCSE artisans have com pleted 111 parts so far at an average of three per day. This project is going extremely well and our production rate is well ahead of sched ule, said Evans. We started producing these parts in June and by August had shipped out 81 insert blast diffusers. This has been a great team effort, he continued. I have one of the best teams around and they do great under pressure. If the warfight er needs something immedi ately, we assemble our team, do a program objective memoran dum and ensure we have what we need for the job. It is amaz ing that with all the different processes and team members we have here, when something is hot they immediately step up to the plate and get the job done. Evans stresses the quality of the FRCSE Manufacturing Divisions products are topnotch. All of our products go through numerous inspec tions, he stated. So when they leave here, they are good prod ucts and ready to be used in the fleet. A worn 20mm gun insert blast diffuser from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet (right) is placed next to a finished blast diffuser built by artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE). Artisans are manufacturing 200 of the parts to meet the needs of warfighters in the fleet. Machinist Robert Morris, a contractor with Tyonek Manufacturing Group Inc. at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), removes an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser from a computer numerical control machine at the FRCSE Manufacturing Division on Aug. 21. In the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Numerical Control/Tool and Die Shop, Machinist Derek Pierotti conducts configu ration testing of a F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser on Sept. 9. The machine uses a multior single-point con tact to determine the exact size, form and position of the part based on design specifications. Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Materials Engineer Kara Mixson saws apart a sample of a used F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser that went through the welding process on Sept. 12. Mixson checks the sample for cracks and ensures the fusion of the alloy to the part. Weld inspections are conducted before a welder is certified to work on the project and continued throughout the process.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 5 Photos by Kaylee LaRocquePierotti carefully sets up an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser to measure the size, orientation and location features of the part in the FRCSE Computer Numerical Control/Tool and Die Shop on Sept. 9. Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Materials Engineering Technician Warren Hansen meticulously checks for cracks in the weld of the hard face and alloy material on an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser at the FRCSE Materials Engineering Laboratory on Sept. 12. Hansen ensures the weld meets the specifications on each manufac tured piece before certifying it as a finished product. Gomez rinses a batch of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffusers after steam cleaning the parts to remove grease residue on Sept. 10 in the FRCSE Engine Clean and Finish Shop. Machinist Robert Morris, a contractor with Tyonek Manufacturing Group Inc. at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), mills an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffuser at the FRCSE Manufacturing Division on Aug. 21. Raymond Gomez, an equipment cleaner at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), steam cleans a batch of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffusers to remove grease residue from the parts in the FRCSE Engine Clean and Finish Shop on Sept. 10. After a batch of F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast diffusers are steam cleaned to remove grease residue in the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast engine clean and finish shop, they are packaged and sent to the FRCSE Computer Numerical Control/Tool and Die Shop for measurement specifications. A batch of insert blast diffusers for an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun are ready for welding after being machined from a solid metal form block at the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Manufacturing Division on Aug. 21. Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Welder Worker Leader Patrick Honsinger welds alloy onto an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet 20mm gun insert blast dif fusers to strengthen the stainless steel piece and to reduce erosion at the FRCSE Engine Weld Shop on Aug. 25.


From Navy Information Dominance Forces Public AffairsThe Navy established the Information Dominance Forces Command (NAVIDFOR) as the U.S. Navys newest Type Command, Oct. 1 in Suffolk, Va. NAVIDFOR is a global readi ness-focused TYCOM, responsible for organizing, manning, train ing, equipping (MT&E) and iden tifying requirements for all Navy Information Dominance (ID) capa bilities. The standup of Navy Information Dominance Forces Command is a significant step in the right direction, said Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan Greenert, during a recent all hands call for Navy Cyber Forces. The Information Dominance Corps Type Command allows for a more holistic approach that was not possible in the past. NAVIDFOR will consolidate and align missions, functions and tasks previously managed by separate ID commands to improve the genera tion and sustainment of ID force readiness across the Navy. The Navys Information Dominance Corps (IDC) requires a dedicated TYCOM that integrates and balances representation from each of the constituent Navy IDC components, said Rear Adm. Diane Webber, NAVIFORs type commander. The standup of the NAVIDFOR TYCOM directly supports integra tion of ID capabilities throughout the Navy and is a natural progres sion in the development of an ID force capable of delivering assured command and control, battlespace awareness and integrated fires. The IDC was formed in 2009 and built on the deep expertise and strengths of the officers/enlisted, active/reserve and civilian work force from the oceanography/ meteorology, information profes sional, information warfare, naval intelligence and space cadre. The IDC is an inter-disciplinary corps that possesses an innate understanding of potential adver saries and the battlespace, is able to accurately identify targets, and brings an array of non-kinetic, offensive and defensive capabili ties to the fight in the Information Age. NAVIDFORs establishment is the next step in the evolution of ID as a Navy warfighting discipline, said Webber. NAVIDFOR will coordinate closely with other ID commands and the Navys existing platform TYCOMs to fulfill MT&E respon sibilities that sustain ID readiness for the Fleet. Beginning now, resources and personnel are being realigned to support the transition of functions under one TYCOM. NAVIDFOR is expected to be fully operational by Dec. 31, 2014. Rear Adm. Matthew Kohler will relieve Rear Adm. Diane Webber as Commander, NAVIDFOR Oct. 3. Bystander Intervention Training begins for FY2015From Chief of Naval Personnel Public AffairsIn a message sent to Navy leaders Oct. 2, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Bystander Intervention to the Fleet (BI2F) training will begin this fall for all active duty and reserve Sailors. The training will replace the fiscal year 2015 General Military Training (GMT) requirements for fraternization and hazing. The new formal training will provide Sailors realistic peer-led instruction that will help them recognize potential negative situations and how to safely intervene. Mobile Training Teams (MTTs) will begin visiting commands worldwide in November to start train ing instructors across the rank structure to allow for appropriate peer-level training to be conducted. BI2F will be delivered in small groups at each unit with an emphasis on peer-to-peer interaction. Based on Fleet feedback, incorporating best practices and lessons learned from recent training, BI2F is intended to reinforce and build upon our core values, especially courage courage to speak up, courage to intervene, courage to do the right thing before an incident or mishap occurs, said Vice Adm. Bill Moran, Chief of Naval Personnel. Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) will release a NAVADMIN that will outline specific training details. All commands are expected to complete training by September 2015. By Navy Installations Command Public AffairsWith the Nov. 4 general election fast approaching, now is the time to register to vote. All 435 House of Representatives seats and 33 of 100 Senate seats, along with many important state and local offices will be up for grabs, so your vote matters. The Navy Voting Assistance Program (NVAP) is available to help Sailors navigate through the absentee voting process. The process is easy if you know where to go, said Lt. Whitney Abraham, the Navys voting action officer, at Navy Installations Command. Just a click of a button and youre there. Id hate for an eli gible voter to miss out because he or she thought it was too difficult. For Sailors who have not request ed an absentee ballot and would like to vote, they may do so imme diately by visiting www.fvap.gov/ military-voter. Individuals just select their state from the dropdown menu and then choose what they are trying to do, whether it is to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, or update his or her voter information. The Federal Voting Assistance Program website guides you through completing a Federal Postcard Application thats your formal registration and a request for an absentee ballot, said Abraham. If Sailors have already request ed their state ballot but havent received it, now is the time to use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) as a back-up. The online assistant at FVAP.gov will pre-populate the FWAB with can didate lists, depending on the congressional district. If Sailors receive their state ballot after sub mitting the FWAB, individuals should vote and return the state ballot regardless. Sailors are encouraged to pass this information on to spouses, voting-age dependents, other mili tary voters, and overseas voters. For further assistance, contact your unit or installation voting assistance officer, or email us at vote@navy.mil. Photo by MC2 Benjamin DobbsMike Domitrz, founder of the Date Safe Project, speaks to Sailors at the Date Safe Project "Can I Kiss You?" presentation in the base theater at Naval Station Norfolk, Sept. 18. "Can I Kiss You?" is a skills-based program addressing dating deci sions, consent, respect, bystander intervention and sexual assault. Navy establishes Information Dominance ForcesMake a difference VOTE 6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014


By AE2(AW) Samantha JonesStaff WriterCongratulations to Nicholas Challen from Air Operations and Linda Doktor of the Safety Department for being named NAS Jacksonville Senior and Junior Civilians of the 4rd Quarter respectively. Due to the retirement of both the Ground Electronics main tenance officer and Ground Electronics assistant main tenance officer, Challen took the initiative to fill the void left by these individuals. Over the past three months, Challen has assumed all of the responsibili ties for projects vastly outside his position, delivering impec cable results. Its an honor to be recog nized amongst all the amaz ing professionals here at NAS Jacksonville. I appreciate the award and am grateful for the recognition, said Challen. During this quarter, Doktor devoted countless hours assist ing the NAS Jacksonville team and safety offices throughout the Southeast Region success fully navigate the challenges associated with the changes to the government purchase card. Doktor also documented more safety hazards than any other occupational safety and health (OSH) technician in her pay grade in the entire Southeast Region. Linda Doktor works hard behind the scenes to help make everyones job easier. She is always willing to do everything she can to help, said Deputy Safety Manager Maxwell Bassett. Photo by AE2(AW) Samantha JonesJunior Civilian of the 4th Quarter, Linda Doktor, works diligently to ensure NAS Jax Sailors complete their required Enterprise Safety Applications Management System training.Photo by Shannon LeonardNAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander congratu lates Nicholas Challen on his selection for Senior Civilian of the Quarter for the 4th Quarter FY 2014. NAS Jax Junior, Senior Civilians of the 4th QuarterDomestic violence awarenessIn recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Roy Undersander joins Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) staff Oct. 1 to sign a proclamation and rally support for victims. (From left) Family Advocacy Supervisor Rose Ann Lickenbrock, Sexual Assault Victim Advocate LaTresa Henderson, Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Erica Schneider, FFSC Director Myrna Wilson, Domestic Violence Victim Advocate Earl Godoy, and Family Advocacy Educator Erika Clark. Photo by AE2(AW) Samantha Jones JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 7


ning process. Sponsorship plays an impor tant role in the success of an air show. NAS Jacksonviles MWR department is active from the beginning of the planning pro cess to make sure the financial support is there to put together a successful air show. In October last year we started this process of signing up sponsors for the show, said Shannon Leonard, MWR mar keting and sponsorship direc tor. In order to support the air show financially: to pay for the performers, the pyrotechnics, the fuel for the jets and sell the advertising to help us get the word out about the show, spon sorship is crucial. If you do not have sponsors, you will not have a successful show. For Maj. Olimpia Jackson, NAS Jacksonville Security Department air show coordi nator, planning and communi cation has been her focus since she became involved with the air show six months ago. We havent done an air show in a few years, said Jackson. And for some of the officers, this is their first time doing the air show. The first thing I did was to reach out to those have done this before, contact outside agencies and get every body together to work out all the details. Twelve local agencies are working with NAS Jax Security Department to help provide force protection measures that have been established to meet numerous air show safety and security requirements. We need them, said Jackson. We dont have the manpower to do this alone. We are grateful for all the sup port we get from the local law enforcement community and other agencies. All the planning and prepa ration by the security depart ment revolves around its main mission of force protection. We open up this base to the community and we have to maintain its safety, said Jackson. A successful show is one with no injuries. Everyone comes on the base, enjoys the show and leaves safely. The air show will host civil ian and military performers and also feature static displays of military aircraft from the 1940s all the way to the modern era. This years civilian per formers are the best in the air show industry and are truly some of the most entertain ing pilots in the world, said Haddock. They range from highly dynamic acrobatic per formances to daredevil wing walkers to the always crowd pleasing 300-mph jet school bus. We will also be showcas ing the Navys aviation legacy through the performances of the F4U-5NL Corsair and the A-4 Skyhawk. The Air Forces Air Combat Command F-22 Demonstration Team will also perform preci sion aerial maneuvers to dem onstrate the unique capabili ties of the worlds only opera tional fifth-generation fighter aircraft.They also team up with the P-51 Mustang to pres ent the Air Force Heritage flight, said Haddock. The air show supports NAS Jacksonvilles distinct heri tage as being the Birthplace of the Blue Angels in 1946. This years air show features Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, who will take to the air at 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday for an unforgettable aerial per formance. Considering that NAS Jacksonville has not hosted an air show in three years, said Haddock. I anticipate the weekend crowd to be at or above 200,000 spectators the lamp by way of electrodes. But, induction lamps are wireless, said Gray. There are no electrodes con necting them to the power source just a remote high frequency signal that tells the gas inside to get excited and pro duce light. The advantages of this high tech system are extended lamp life, lower maintenance costs, and higher efficiency. The goal of FRCSE is to triple the available light levels in the spaces for production purposes, while reducing the power consumption by close to 30 percent by using induction lighting sys tems. Gray likes the advantages of induc tion lighting in hangar bays and the progress of the installation. Induction lighting is really a good idea for areas where access to overhead space is restricted, because the lamps last between 70,000 and 100,000 hours (over 15-20 years). The ballasts typically last 7-10 years, so the combined effect is to reduce maintenance costs by about 50-75 percent while reducing energy consumption a double-benefit for our industrial spaces. So far the installation is progressing nicely, and the energy reduction numbers will doubtlessly fol low. He adds, Since we have aircraft that cant be moved for up to one year, replacing the burned-out lamps above them has always been difficult. This technology allows us to avoid having to move our planes to do re-lamping, which is an expensive proposition. Induction lighting systems for high bay areas such as aircraft hangars will likely compete with LED technology in the years to come at NAS Jacksonville. As the need arises, old, inefficient HID lighting systems which are still preva lent in many high bay areas will be phased out. As prices for these highly efficient lighting technologies continue to fall, the advantages of replacing old lighting systems begin to look brighter and brighter. ENERGYFrom Page 1 Photo by Mike ChmuraThe new long-lasting Induction Lighting System at FRCSE Hangar 124 will reduce maintenance calls for lamp replacements. AIR SHOWFrom Page 1 Photos by MC1(SW/AW) John SmolinskiNAS Jax Security Department conducts training for local law enforcement agencies that will be working alongside them during the 2014 NAS Jax Air Show. The air show is open to the public. Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing and Sponsorship Director Shannon Leonard sorts air show posters for distribution around the base and the community in preparation for the upcoming 2014 NAS Jax Air Show scheduled for Oct. 25-26. 8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014


By Kaylee LaRocqueFleet Readiness Center Southeast Public AffairsGloria Ederer, a Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) program management analyst, participated in the annual Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival at The Jacksonville Landing Sept. 27, paddling with her team of breast cancer survivors. The team called The Mammoglams, is sponsored by In the Pink: A Boutique for Women Living With Cancer, a non-profit agency that promotes breast cancer awareness and promotes the sport of dragon boating through festivals and exhibitions. Dragon boating began in southern China about 2,000 years ago. It became a recommended sport for women breast cancer survivors when Canadian Sports Medical Specialist Don McKenzie started a dragon boat team in 1996. He believed the sport would benefit survi vors by providing strenuous upper body activity and a supportive environment. Today, the sport is gaining popularity in the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada and Australia. I was 29 years old when I was diag nosed with breast cancer in 1989, said Ederer. It was not very common at the time for someone to have it at such a young age. My father worked for the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and his good friend happened to be the head of surgery. I trusted my doctors with the options they gave me and became the first lumpectomy patient at MUSC. It was a brand new procedure. I also went through a new treatment plan of radiation and chemo therapy. While attending an event in Charleston, S.C. many years later, Ederer overheard a young woman discussing a dragon boat team. She inquired how to join and was soon pad dling with a team of breast cancer sur vivors. The team was created by a fam ily friend who worked at the MUSC as a way to help breast cancer survivors recover physically and mentally, said Ederer. I joined for the exercise, cama raderie and support that everyone gave one another. Even as a 15-year breast cancer survivor, I was still the youngest survivor on the team. I believe I was a source of inspiration. Four years later, Ederer moved to Jacksonville to marry her husband, Mike Ederer, also an employee at FRCSE. She started working as a con tractor at FRCSE which later turned into a federal position in 2009. There were no dragon boat teams in Jacksonville at the time, so I continued to crew in Charleston, she explained. In 2012, I learned there was a team here so I contacted them and joined. We held our first festival in Jacksonville last year but I couldnt paddle because I had surgery on my thumbs. I wanted to be on the boat so they made me the drum mer keeping cadence. Drumming is a very important role but for me, it is very difficult, added Ederer. You sit at the front of the boat on a small seat and try to hold on as the boat moves while beating the drum. My passion is paddling so Im very excited to be in the boat this year doing what I love. Dragon boat teams usually consist of 22 people with 10 sitting in two rows along with a drummer and steer per son. While one side paddles right, the other paddles left. Practice is the key to keeping everyone in sync. We practice three times a week on the intracoastal waterway, Ederer said. Its a great way to de-stress and be outdoors enjoying nature. The Mammoglams earned the bronze medal in the Breast Cancer Survivor category during Jacksonville Dragon Boat Festival and the first place trophy for raising $2,200, the highest monetary contribution raised by a team. It was a great time and I was thrilled to paddle with my team this year, said Ederer. Dragon boating is not necessarily a competitive sport. We are out there to promote physical and mental fitness, Ederer added. Its an individual sport to improve paddling skills and its a team sport as none of us could do this without the support of our teammates. All ages at all fitness and health lev els are encouraged to try this sport. For more information on dragon boat ing in Jacksonville, visit http://www. meetup.com/Jax-Saltwater-SlayersMammoglams-Teams October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to increase knowledge of the disease. The campaign promotes breast cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, finding a cure and support to breast cancer survivors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women die from the disease each year in the United States. Approximately, 2,000 men are diag nosed and nearly 400 die of breast can cer. Neither the U.S. Navy, NAS Jacksonville, MWR or Jax Air News, nor any part of the federal government, officially endorses any company, sponsor or their products or services. FRCSE employee thrilled to paddle on dragon boat teamPhotos by Kaylee LaRocqueMembers of the Dragon Boat Team, "The Mammoglams," paddle to the finish line on the St. Johns River during the Dragon Boat Festival on Sept. 27. Nearly 50 teams competed in the annual event at The Jacksonville Landing. Gloria Ederer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast program management ana lyst and member of the Dragon Boat Team "The Mammoglams," (second row, on right) paddles with her team.Photo courtesy of Gloria EdererGloria Ederer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast program management ana lyst and member of the Dragon Boat Team "The Mammoglams" (left), and team captain Martha Sweet, proud ly display the first place trophy for fundraising efforts during the annual Dragon Boat Festival at The Jacksonville Landing on Sept. 27. The team contributed $2,200 to In the Pink: A Boutique for Women Living with Cancer, a non-profit agency that pro motes breast cancer awareness and promotes the sport of dragon boating through festivals and exhibitions. Gloria Ederer, Fleet Readiness Center Southeast program management analyst and member of the Dragon Boat Team "The Mammoglams" (center), takes a breather after paddling in the first heat. JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 9


By Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered improve ments in the Military Health System, saying a 90-day review of the system that found it com parable in access, quality and safety to care offered on aver age in the private sector is not good enough for service per sonnel and their families. We have the finest military in the world, Hagel said dur ing a briefing Oct.1 on results of the review. Our men and women in uniform and their families deserve the finest health care in the world. In May, the defense secre tary ordered a comprehensive review of the Military Health System, or MHS, to be led by Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. It sought to assess whether access to medical care in the MHS met defined standards, whether the quality of health care in the MHS met or exceed ed defined benchmarks, and whether the MHS had created a culture of safety with effective processes for ensuring safe and reliable care of beneficiaries. Pockets of excellence The review found pockets of excellence, significant excel lence which were very proud of, Hagel said, and extraordi nary doctors, nurses and staff who are deeply dedicated to the patients they serve. But he said, It also found gaps, however, and facilities that must improve. The bottom-line, the secre tary said, is that the military health care system provides health care that is comparable in access, quality and safety to average private-sector health care. But we cannot accept average when it comes to car ing for our men and women in uniform and their families. We can do better; we all agree that we can do better. Hagel said hes directing the department to take steps to ensure that the entire military health care system is not just an average system but a lead ing one. First steps These are first steps but they will help our hospitals and clinics foster a stronger culture of safety, quality and accountability, he added, a culture that must become sec ond nature to all who execute DoDs critical health care sys tem and our mission. Hagel has also directed all health care facilities identi fied as outliers in categories of access, quality and safe ty to provide action plans for improvement within 45 days. The secretary has also directed Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, and the military services surgeons general to ensure that the department has unified stan dards for purchased and direct care. Hagel also ordered them to establish a mechanism by which patients and concerned stakeholders can provide ongo ing input. System-wide performance management Im also directing the departments health care lead ership to establish a systemwide performance manage ment system that will help scrutinize lapses and monitor progress, the secretary added. And to enhance transpar ency Im requiring that all data on our health care system be made publicly available. By the end of the year, Hagel said, DoD will have a detailed implementation plan to ensure that MHS becomes the topperforming system those in the department expect it to be and want it to be. Work said the Defense Department has no higher pri ority than its men and women. Sacred compact They are the true secret weapon that the United States has . and they deserve the finest health care that we can possibly provide. Its a critical part of the sacred compact that we have made . and when the secretary asked me to do this I was actually quite excited. Work said he was born into a Marine family and experienced the MHS in the continental United States and oversea, as a Marine, through NROTC, and later as a Marine with a fam ily wife who is a former Army nurse and a daughter. I feel that I have a lot of first hand experience on what this system provides. I know it pret ty well and I share the secre tarys commitment on getting it right, he said. Work said the department was happy to hear that its health care system is compara ble on average with the nation al civilian health care system. A leading organization But as the secretary said, he does not expect us to be aver age. He wants us to be a leading organization and he has tasked us to do so, Work added. He said that after meeting with veterans service organi zations and other interested groups, the department now has a good idea about areas where improvements are need ed. This will be the start of a process in which we all commit ourselves to becoming a lead ing organization. Hagel orders improvements in military health careDoD photo by Glenn FawcettSecretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work, right, brief the press on the Military Health System, Oct. 1. Teaching about fire safetyFirefighters encouraged children to tour their fire truck. They also explained about firefighters' gear bags, helmets, protective clothing and other safety equipment. First Coast Navy Fire & Emergency Services (FCNF&ES) kicked off Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4 with informa tional displays at NAS Jax Navy Exchange. Firefighter Elizabeth Vopper explains the kinds of tools available in the fire truck to an NEX shopper and her 25-month-old daughter. Fire Inspector Michael Minnie fills bags with inter esting fire prevention information for a pair of Cub Scouts from Pack 802.Photos by Clark Pierce 10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014


By Nikki LevinsonLustgarten, R.N. Naval Hospital Jacksonville Breast Care CoordinatorWhen a woman hears the words breast cancer, the world narrows dramatically. Though not the leading cause of death in women, its one that can dramatically affect her quality of life and relation ships. Breast cancer is the secondmost common cancer (after skin cancer) in American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most breast cancers occur in women 50 and over, about 11 percent of new cases are found in women younger than 45. Each year more than 220,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer and 40,000 die from it. One percent of these are men. While the incidence has remained steady, the death rate has droppeddue in large part to the tremendous effort made to encourage women to have annual mammograms. Im a strong advocate of breast self-exam (BSE) and mammography. Despite the controversy over mammog raphy frequency, women con tinue to vote with their breasts and have one annually. And since a cancer may have been developing for five to seven years before it can be identified on a mammogram, monthly BSE is crucial. Some cancers found on mammograms look like tiny grains of salt or sand. This includes ductal carcinoma insitu (often called pre-cancer ous), which has a greater than 95 percent cure rate. While the majority of breast cancers start in the ducts, some begin in the lobulesthe glands that pro duce milk. Lobular cancer is very dif ficult to detect with traditional mammography because its less likely to cause a firm breast lump. It often appears as a thickening of the tissue, a new area of fullness, or a swelling or change in the texture of the skin (such as dimpling). Treatment for breast can cer generally includes surgery, chemotherapy, hormone medi cation, and possibly radiation therapy. Surgery ranges from a simple lumpectomy (remov ing only the affected tissue) to removing both breasts (mas tectomy) with reconstruction. Advances have allowed oncologists to better identify tumor components and treat ments. No longer is everyone getting toxic medications. Some may take a hormoneblocking medication for five to seven years, while others have chemotherapy thats less physi cally taxing. Even radiation has become more targeted, with less disruption to other body parts such as the heart and lungs. To help reduce your risk of breast cancer: least four hours a week. alcoholic drinks to no more than one per day. cals that can cause cancer. to radiation during imaging tests (like X-rays, CT scans, PET scans, mammograms). mone replacement therapy or birth control pills, ask your doctor about the risk and if its right for you. For hormone therapy, its usually recom mended to use the lowest dose needed for as short a time as possible. possible. It used to be a celebration when breast cancer patients reached the five-year mark. While some breast cancers can recur within two years, were now looking to the 10-, 15or 20-year survival mark. What else can we do? Particularly during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, lets celebrate the research and technologies that have allowed people diagnosed with breast cancer to live lon ger, with fewer problems and side effects. Lets continue to advocate for annual mammograms and monthly BSE. Lets grow closer to our fami lies who have supported us and the communities that have fought for us. Lets continue to be the best we can possibly be and achieve the dream of a cure some thing Im passionate about, as a survivor of my mothers breast cancer. From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Photo by Jacob SippelNaval Hospital Jacksonville Breast Care Coordinator Nikki Levinson-Lustgarten, R.N., educates patient Elizabeth Jackson on identify ing early signs of breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and focuses the public on prevention, screening tests, treatment and the search for a cure. Lets advocate for mammograms and breast self-exams Come Celebrate Harvest Fest Harvest Fest NAS JAX Chapel is hosting its annual Harvest Fest to appreciate service members and their families. All military families are welcome to attend this lively festival. It will include a variety of games & free food! WHERE: BASE CHAPEL GROUNDS WHEN: NOVEMBER 1, 2014 TIME: 11 A.M. 3 P.M. Triennial water testingDeborah Martin, CYP program assistant, uses a faucet at the NAS Jacksonville Child Development Center Infant Room to wash 8-month-old Tristan Jones' hands. The station recently completed its mandated Safe Drinking Water Act triennial testing for lead and copper from faucets and water foun tains at 60 sites, including the child development and youth activities centers. The Navy wide mandated testing for lead in drinking water will be conducted Oct. 10-12 at various locations. U.S. Navy photo JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 11


12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 By Diana HeintzCommunity Manager, Balfour Beatty Communities, NAS JacksonvilleDid you know Balfour Beatty Communities provides a comprehen sive housing Web site for both cur rent and prospective residents at NAS Jacksonville? Go to nasjacksonvillehomes.com to access community information, hous ing policies and procedures, news, updates, important forms and contact information. The Web site also provides prospec tive residents the opportunity to learn more about the available housing at NAS Jacksonville and the community amenities it offers: New Residents In the Relocating Residents section of the Web site youll find important information on how to apply for housing, tips for planning a move, as well as details about current leasing specials. You can even perform a custom home search based on rank and number of bedrooms. Current residents who will soon be departing can also find the information they need about clearing housing. Neighborhoods This section pro vides detailed information about all of the family housing areas and home styles available at the installation. The listings provide specifics on each homes style, unique features, as well as floor plans, photos (where available) and an area map. This section also includes a complete list of amenities available to residents, such as community centers, fitness facilities and playgrounds. Community Life Balfour Beatty Communities strive to provide quality housing and enjoyable communities for all of our residents. In the Community Life section of the Web site you can find the latest infor mation about what is happening in the housing community, including details on upcoming events and activities. This section also features an over view of LifeWorks, Balfour Beatty Communities resident relations pro gram, and even a few activities for our youngest residents in the Kids Corner. Resident Resources In the impor tant Resident Resources section, you will find all the information about liv ing in housing at NAS Jacksonville. From policies, forms and submitting a service request to schedules for trash/ recycling pick-ups and lawn care, this section has it all. Youll also find extensive home, com munity and seasonal safety informa tion, as well as a detailed overview of housing utilities and related energy conservation programs. And for those still getting to know the local community, the Area Resources page features a list of important con tacts and links for everything from healthcare facilities to public transpor tation and school information. If you currently live in housing, or are considering it, be sure to visit nas jacksonvillehomes.com and stay in-theknow about every aspect of our com munity, from how to move in to how to move out and everything you need in between. By Morgan KehnertMWR MarketingHundreds of Sailors and some Marines enjoyed a slightly overcast yet breezy afternoon Sept. 25 at the Fall Barracks Bash presented by NAS Jax Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Department and the Liberty Program. The free event featured hamburg ers and hotdogs cooked by the Chiefs Mess, free T-shirts and prizes that included gift certificates from Buffalo Wild Wings, Navy Exchange, Firehouse, Zaxbys, AMC movie tickets, Jaguars tickets, a Sony Action Cam and much more. This has always been a success ful event and it continues to get bet ter every year, said Liberty Program Manager Tom Kubalewski. Part of the reason it is so successful is because we constantly change the entertainment provided as well as the prize giveaways to keep it interesting. It is a pleasure for us to plan and imple ment an event like this that has such a high impact on our military personnel. Barracks Bashers looking for compet itive entertainment could choose from the 26-foot climbing wall, volleyball, air hockey, a basketball slam dunk compe tition, Gladiator Jousting, Xbox Kinect games set up on the inflatable screen, bag toss, a Bungee Run, Drunk Goggle Tricycle Race and the inflatable boxing ring and Twister. In addition to the sponsor booths at the event, the Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) comprised of Sailors from multiple commands had a booth set up to speak with Sailors. CSADD is a peer-to-peer mentorship program used Navy wide, and geared toward Sailors 18 to 25 years old. To prevent them from destructive behavior, the CSAAD is also used as a tool to help build leadership skills with in the group. MWR thanks everyone who partici pated in or volunteered for this event. Sponsors University of Phoenix, USAA, VyStar Credit Union and Columbia College were generous in their support of the Fall Barracks Bash.Neither MWR, nor the U.S. Navy or any other part of the federal government offi cially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services. Get to know your Balfour Beatty Communities Web site CS2 Frances Rosas and GSM3 Weixin Lu of NAS Jacksonville trade punches in the Barracks Bash boxing ring. NAS Jax Liberty Center Recreation Aide Jordan Dage challenges AD3 Loryn Sauerwein of HSM-72 to a jousting duel. ATAN Andrews Gullickson of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (left) races YN3 Alec Hipolitio of Navy Operational Support Center Jacksonville on the bungee run.Photos by Morgan KenhartAt the MWR Fall Barracks Bash on Sept. 25, ACC Dax Bonnett of NAS Jacksonville mans a grill on behalf of the Chiefs' Mess who volunteered to barbe cue the food.Photos by Morgan KehnertSailors cut loose at Fall Barracks BashMWR Liberty Center Manager Tom Kubalewski presents the grand prize raffle drawing winner PRAN Micah Littlepage of VP-45 with a Sony Action Cam. A new event to the Barracks Bash was the Drunk Goggle Tricycle Race. YNSN Alinaya Arnick (left) and ABHAN Cynthia Trevizo of NAS Jacksonville have a hard time pedalling while wear ing goggles that give a sobering view of what alcohol impairment can do. During the basketball slam dunk competition at the Fall Barracks Bash, PS3 Newsome of Naval Hospital Jacksonville blew away the competition and took home the first prize award of $25 to Buffalo Wild Wings.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 13 DeweysCall 542-3521 Free Texas Holdem Tournaments Monday & Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday Social Hour 49 p.m., live enter tainment, $.50 wings and $7.95 pizza your way Friday Night Live Entertainment Karaoke Oct. 17, 24 & 31 2nd Tyme Around Band Oct. 10 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., Color Pin bowling 4 10 p.m. $2.50 games 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 Monthly Handicap Single Tournament Oct. 18, 1 4 p.m., $20 per person Scratch Sweeper Oct. 25, 1 4 p.m., $30 *Please note, the specials do not include shoes unless stated otherwise* Fall Bowling Leagues are now forming!Fitness & AquaticsCall 542-2930 Indoor Pool Hours Monday Friday Lap swim 5 8 a.m., 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m., & 4 5 p.m. Open recreation swim 5 7 p.m. Monday Friday Open recreation swim 11 a.m. 2:30 p.m. Saturday & Sunday Command Sports Challenge October 16 & 17, 8 a.m. 1 p.m. Barktoberfest October 18, 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the Vet Treatment Facility Dog costume contest and prizes! 5th Annual Zumba Party October 15, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. behind the fitness center Monster Dash 5K October 31 at 11:30 a.m.I.T.T. EventsCall 542-3318 E-mail them directly at jaxs_nas_ mwritt@navy.mil ITT current ticket promotions include the following: Armed Forces Vacation Club Resort Condo Rentals www.afvclub.com installation $349-$369 Busch Gardens HOWL-O-SCREAM CURSED $38.25 Universal Halloween Horror Nights $45.25 $76.50! Universal Special 3Day park to park for the price of a 1day park to park until Nov 30 Florida Theatre Tickets available Beyond Glory & Celtic Thunder -more to come! FSCJ Broadway Artist Series on sale now! Thrasher Horne Center for the Arts on sale now price! Hunter Hayes $56.00 Transiberian Orchestra $54.00 FL Gators vs. Missouri $28.00 (limited quantity) Monster Jam Tickets Feb. 21, 2015 Everbank Field $21 $47.50 Daytona 500 $62.00-$212.0 /Sprint Fanzone $70.00 10:00 $20 Shuttle leaves at 10:00am Daytona 300 $55.00/Child (ages 12 and under) $9.35/Sprint Fanzone $20.00 Budweiser Duels $55.00/Child (ages 12 and under) $9.35/Sprint Fanzone $20.00 Sprint Unlimited Unreserved/Reserved -$30.00-$55.00/Child 12 & under $9.35 Sprint Fanzone -$20.00, Rolex 24 -January 24-25, 2015 -$25.00/Garage Access -$25.00 Tampa Lowry Zoo $15.75 $19.75 Victory Casino Cruise Trip January 17 $28.00 Jacksonville Jaguar tickets $50.00 $70.00 Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Sanctuary $8.50 $13.50 AMC gold ticket $8.50 Jacksonville Zoo $8.50 $17 Spooktacular $9.00 Trapeze High Fleming Island $35 St Johns Rivership in Sanford, FL. (includes dinner) $40$57.75 Disney World Orlando Armed Forces Salute ticket FL (Sept 28-Oct 3, 2015) $173.75 $ 203.25 Jacksonville Symphony $27.50 Amelia Island Museum of History $4 $10 MOSH $7 $12 Pirates Museum St. Augustine $4 $21.75 St Augustine Alligator Farm $6.75 $13.50/ Nile Zip Line $35.25 Kennedy Space Center AD $44.50 / CH $35.50 Wild Florida Airboats (Kenansville, FL) $18 $46.75 Forever Florida $22.75 $52.75 Special 2Pack $82.50 ITT offers Shades of Green, Disneyworld Hotels, Universal Hotels and off prop erty hotels 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. Ripleys Believe it or Not Trip October 11 at 2 p.m. Free Florida Gators Game Trip October 18 Free Jags vs. Browns NFL Game October 19 at 11 a.m.NAS Jax Golf ClubGolf course info: 542-3249 Mulligans info: 542-2936 Monday Friday play 18-holes with cart for only $16 after 1:30 p.m. Military Appreciation Days Play 18-holes with cart for $18 Active duty Oct. 21 Retirees, DoD and sponsored guests Oct. 9 & 23 Air Show Golf Scramble Oct. 22, $65 per personMulberry 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 dependentAuto 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! Halloween Egg Haunt Oct. 30, 7 8 p.m. at McCaffrey Softball Complex Wear your best costume and come ready to hunt for Halloween eggs! Movie Under the Stars featuring Planes Fire & Rescue Patriots Grove Park at 7:30 p.m. Free popcorn and drinks on saleFlying 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.net Every command on NAS Jacksonville is encouraged to are the 1,500 meter dash, dodge ball, 3-on-3 basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and swim relay. Events on Oct. 17 are the tug-o-war, and the canoe race. Commands may pickup a rules and registration form at the base gym. Rosters are due by noon on Sept. 30. Open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians and DoD contractor men. The tournament is held at the Guy Oct. 24. The tournament is open to active duty, retirees, dependents over 18, selective reservists, DoD civilians and DoD contractor women. The tournament is held at the Guy Oct. 24. participating. Runners can sign up at the NAS Jax Gym or the Fitness Source by the Oct. 24 deadline. The race is held on Perimeter Road at the end of Mustin Road before the Antenna Farm. Registration will also be at the race site from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Awards go to the top male and top female runner for age groups: 19 & under; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; and 50 over. For more information about any of the sports articles, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser@ navy.mil Visit the MWR website at www.cnic.navy.mil or www.facebook.com nasjaxmwr. StandingsAs of Oct. 3 NAVFAC Sons of Guns 5 0 NAS Jax 4 0 HS-11 2 0 NAVFAC World War Z 4 1 VP-8 4 1 NAVFAC Reigning Clays 3 2 NAVFAC Soap Gang 3 2 VP-30 II 3 2 CNATTU Gold 2 3 FRCSE Claybusters 1 3 NAVFAC Skeeters 1 3 NAVFAC Smoke Wagons 1 3 VP-30 I 1 4 VP-30 3 0 AIR OPS 2 0 VP-8 2 0 TPU/PCF 2 1 FRCSE 1 1 NAVFAC 1 1 VR-62 1 1 FACSFAC 0 2 NCTS 0 2 VP-16 0 2 VP-45 0 2 VP-30 Dirty 30 2 0 VP-8 2 0 VP-45 Pelicans 1 0 HSM-72 2 1 FRCSE Rabid Possums 1 1 FRCSE Renegades 1 1 HSM-74 1 1 VR-62 1 1 CRS-10 1 2 FACSFAC 0 0 FRCSE 900 0 0 FRCSE Wrecking Crew 0 0 VP-16 0 0 CNRSE 0 2 HSM-72 Proud Warriors 1 0 NAS Jax 1 0 NMC Titans 1 0 VP-30 Staff 1 0 VP-8 Tigers 1 0 VR-62 1 0 FRCSE 0 0 FRCSE Thundercats 0 0 HITRON 0 1 FACSFAC 0 1 NAVHOSP 0 1 NCTS Jax 0 1 NOSC 0 1 VP-26 0 1 VP-45 0 1 VP-62 0 1 VR-58 0 1 By MWR Fitness StaffHow many times have you heard the command, Drop and give me 50! Well thats one way to get better at push-ups but it may not be the most effective. Repetition is usu ally the first training technique to go to when focusing on strength gains in a particular exercise. So, if you want to get better at push-ups, simply do more of them, right? Well not exactly. The push-up utilizes the follow ing muscles groups; chest, triceps, shoulders and core. The first three muscle groups seem pretty obvious, but whats with all this core training you keep hearing about. Well core strength is essential to perform functional job-related activities (e.g., lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying) as well as many other activities. But what exactly is your core? In basic anatomy, the core refers, in its most general of defi nitions to the body minus the legs and arms. Functional movements are highly dependent on the core, and lack of core development can result in a predisposition to inju ry. The major muscles of the core reside in the area of the belly and the mid to lower back. Peripherally, your core include the hips, the shoulders and the neck. Poor core strength may affect your ability to perform the pushup correctly. Below are core-strengthening exercises you can include in your push-up training program: Photo by AE2(AW) Samantha JonesIncorporating core-strengthening exercises into your training regimen will improve your push-up performance better then repetition alone.Increasing core strength for a better push-up


Team Navy brings home 28 medals from Warrior Games By Robin Hillyer-Miles Fleet and Family Readiness Public AffairsThe 39 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors who competed on Team Navy won 28 medals includ ing 12 gold medals at the fifth annual Warrior Games Sept. 28 Oct. 4 in Colorado Springs, Colo. The premise of the Warrior Games is that, for these athletes, their best days are still ahead of them, said the Honorable Juan Garcia, III, assistant secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), who attended part of the Warrior Games. Once you are part of the Navy and Marine Corps family, it doesnt expire thats for the rest of your life. Among the highlights of this years Warrior Games was Team Navys gold-medal win against the Marines in sitting volleyball Oct. 2. After two tight sets, Team Navy stormed ahead in the third set to sink the Marines 2-1. It was the teams first medal in sitting volleyball since the inception of the Warrior Games. Im still on cloud nine, said Team Navy sitting volleyball coach Rik Mullane at the conclusion of the match. I am just so happy for these guys and girls. They worked so hard. Team Navy also excelled in the track and field com petition Oct. 2 at Fountain Fort Carson High Schools Garry Berry field, winning seven gold, six silver and two bronze medals. During the final event of the day, four members of Team Navy clinched gold after a stunning perfor mance in the mens 4 x 100-meter relay. The wounded warrior athletes came from behind to complete the race in just 48.15 seconds. One thing I absolutely love about the Warrior Games is its not a pity party, said retired HM3 Redmond Ramos, who won several medals in track. I like to say: Its not a bunch of disabled people who are competing, its a bunch of people competing who are disabled. And I think that makes a huge differ ence. This is a tough competition and were all here to win. Its just a great experience to be here with people who have been hurt, but theyre not letting it stop them, he added. In shooting competitions Oct. 3 at the Olympic Training Center, Team Navy scored three gold medals and one silver medal. AN Sadie Strong became only the second female ever to win gold in a Warrior Games shooting event, finishing at the top in the air rifle prone (open) finals. Retired EOD1 John Kremer repeated last years gold medal win in the air rifle prone (SH1) competition, and retired Lt. j.g. Laura Root also won gold for a sec ond consecutive year, besting her competition in the air rifle standing (open) category. Im just so glad I got to come to the Warrior Games again, and to be able to compete in a sport I love, said Root. The Navy wheelchair basketball team also received a bronze medal on Oct. 3 after fiercely battling and ultimately falling to the Army the previous day. Thirty-nine wounded warrior athletes competed on behalf of Team Navy this year. The Warrior Games brought together approximately 200 service members with upper-body, lower-body, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, visual impairments, serious illnesses and post-traumatic stress who participated in seven sports. Team Navy is sponsored by Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) Safe Harbor, the Navy and Coast Guards wounded warrior support program. By Nick SimeoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDespite an uptick in casualties among Afghan security forces, the drawdown of U.S. and NATO forces remains on course, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said Oct. 2. Troop levels will decrease from current levels of just under 40,000 to about 12,000 by the end of this year, when the NATO mission tran sitions to one of training, advis ing and assisting Afghan forces, said Army Gen. John Campbell, the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan. Im very confident the Afghan forces have the capability to with stand the fight internally. Theyre very confident as well, the general said. Still expects challenges Speaking to Pentagon reporters by satellite from Kabul, Campbell said he still expects challenges going forward, but that theres nowhere that we have Afghan security forces that the Taliban can get the terrain and hold the ter rain. Campbell acknowledged that Afghanistan continues to be a very tough environment in which to operate. He put the overall num ber of casualties among Afghan security forces this year between 7,000 and 9,000. But thats because theyve been in the lead almost completely this summer, more so than they were last year, the general said. Newly elected Afghan president Campbell spoke just three days after the swearing-in of newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. One of the first actions of Ghanis unity government was to sign agreements providing the legal framework for NATO and U.S. forces to remain in the country into 2015 under what will become Operation Resolute Support. Already, Campbell said, a new tone has been set by the Ghani administration, which has put rela tions with Afghan and internation al forces on a new footing. President Ghani has embraced the Afghan security forces, the police and the army. That made an immediate impact on them and their morale, the general said. And again, I think thats going to be a great window of opportunity for Afghanistan as we move for ward.Campbell: Afghanistan drawdown remains on schedule Photo by MC2 Martin CareyU.S. Navy and the Special Operations Command sitting volleyball teams compete during the Warrior Games. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service mem bers and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations will compete in seven sports over the following six days. Photo by Robin Hillyer-MilesTeam Navy member retired HM3 Nathaniel Hamilton waits at the start line for his recumbent cycling race to begin at Warrior Games 2014. Team Navy is sponsored by Navy Wounded Warrior -Safe Harbor, the Navy's wounded warrior support program. 14 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 15 By Don SparrowStrategic Planning Officer, Vision Center of Excellence Have you ever stopped to imag ine what life would be like if you couldnt see? If we all did, then chances are, protecting our eyes would be a higher priority. Instead, the precious sense of sight is often overlooked when in the field, in training, fixing the house or play ing a pick-up game. Eye injuries can happen within an instant and can cause permanent damage with even a fleck of debris. So what do you need to do to shield your sight? Wear your protective eyewear without exception. This is super important. Choose your Military Combat Eye Protection (MCEP) from military accredited sourc es like the Authorized Protective Eyewear List (APEL) or Air Forces Flight Protective Eyewear List (FPEL). Spectacles and goggles on the list are designed to withstand battlefield conditions like ballistic fragmentation, as well as environ mental factors like wind and sand. Simply stateddonning your pro tective eyewear will keep you in the fight, and your eyes protected from injury that could take your sight. While thousands of eye inju ries happen each year, 90% of are preventable by wearing the appro priate protective safety glasses, because shields save sight. Where/when do you need to shield your eyes? It may be easier to say when you shouldnt, because shielding your eyes should happen all the time to guard against accidents. Its a given to shield while in combat and in training, not just because its pol icy, but also because of the condi tions. However, wearing protective eye gear also makes sense if your task entails wielding or cutting of materials, essentially anytime there are debris and particles fly ing in the area. Injuries also hap pen at home, so eyepro can protect your vision when trimming trees or cleaning the oven. You might also need to shield with hobbies like riding a motorcycle when things are flying at your face, or hitting the court where elbows and hands to the face are part of strategy. What do you do if an eye injury is sustained? Place a Rigid Eye Shield. Say your buddy sustains an eye injury. Your first instinct may be to wrap it or put pressure on it like a body wound, but this is the absolute worst thing to do for an eye injury. Instead you will want to use a rigid eye shield at the point of injury (POI) to prevent pressure from get ting to the eye and to prevent fur ther trauma. The Armys revised Individual First Aid Kit (IFAK) II includes rigid eye-shieldswhich are basically a small, curved, alu minum disk with padding on the edges. It keeps the pressure off the eye post-injury until the injured Service member can receive proper medical treatment by an ophthal mologist. If the aluminum shield isnt available, then youll need to improvise with anything that creates a hard, dome cover over the eye area. Good substitutions include putting the eye pro back on or even the bottom of a dispos able cup. Place the shield over the eye and secure it with tape on the edgeswith nothing underneath. Using a shield to protect keeps the pressure off the eye, which can prevent additional injury and potentially help save your buddys sight. Summing it up Shields Save Sight: It is that simple. Be proactive in protect ing your sight from most hazards on the job or while having fun by wearing APEL protective eyewear. Be smart in properly respond ing to an eye injury if you are the first on-site of an accident. Using a shield and keeping pressure off the eye could save someones vision. The Vision Center of Excellence urges all Service members to take the proper precautions at home to protect themselves and their fami lies not only for this Eye Injury Prevention Month, but every day. For more information on eye safety and tips on preventing and basic care for eye injuries, visit vce. health.mil and join our commu nity on Facebook & Twitter. Shield your Eyes Save Your Sight Navy decides to base the F-35C at NAS LemooreFrom U.S. Fleet Forces Public AffairsThe Department of the Navy, after carefully weigh ing the strategic, operational, and environmental consequences of the proposed action, has decided to base the F-35C Joint Strike Fighter aircraft at Naval Air Station (NAS) Lemoore, Calif. This will be accomplished by implementing Alternative 2 of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for U.S. Navy F-35C West Coast Homebasing. Under Alternative 2, a total of 100 F-35C aircraft in seven Navy Pacific Fleet squadrons (10 aircraft per squadron) and the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) (30 aircraft) will be based at NAS Lemoore beginning in 2016. The proposed action will be completed in the 2028 timeframe. The Navy has determined Alternative 2 best meets the operational needs of the Navy and, where feasible, minimizes potential environmental impacts. The 100 F-35C aircraft will replace 70 aging FA-18 Hornet aircraft. As a result, aircraft based at NAS Lemoore will gradually increase by a total of 30 aircraft by 2028. Although this action calls for an increase of 30 aircraft based at NAS Lemoore, the FA-18C FRS with 30 aircraft assigned was disestab lished in 2013. When the FRS for the F-35C is opera tional (in about 2018), the number of aircraft based at NAS Lemoore will be similar to 2013 levels. There will be no changes in aircraft based at Naval Air Facility (NAF) El Centro, California, under Alternative 2. Basing the F-35C at NAS Lemoore will result in an increase of about 68,400 operations per year at NAS Lemoore and an increase of about 800 operations per year at NAF El Centro. Photo by Dane WiedmannAn F-35C Lightning II aircraft makes an arrested land ing during a test flight at NAS Patuxent River in 2014. The F-35C is the carrier variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. The JSF Fleet Replacement Squadron is scheduled to be operational in 2018 at NAS Lemoore, Calif. Photos by Clark PierceAT2 Jason Porter of VP-30 connects with the ball and drives it deep to left-center field at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Softball Tournament.Softballers raise funds for CFCASAN Cameron Copeland of the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast "Misfits hits a pop-up during the CFC Softball Tournament at NAS Jax.Photo by Lt. j.g. Shelby Green Naval Hospital Jacksonville Softball Team endured a wide spectrum of weather to become the vic tor of the double-elimination, Combined Federal Campaign Fundraiser Softball Tournament, Oct. 3 at NAS Jacksonville. HM3 Cameron Gamble, of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, slams an over-the-fence home run dur ing the double-elimination CFC Softball Tournament to benefit the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. AWV1 Jeff Labrake of Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonville (Team 1) pitches a strike during the Oct. 3 softball tournament to benefit the 2014 Combined Federal Campaign. Home sweet homeThe Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) returns to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Sept. 29 following more than 17 months deployed. The cruise missile equipped Georgia has been homeported at Kings Bay since 2008.Photo by MC1 Rex Nelson Photo by Clark PiercePumpkin time againPumpkins of every size and shape are now available at the NAS Jacksonville Commissary, along with carv ing, decorating and baking kits.


16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, October 9, 2014 By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityThe Defense Department could deploy up to 4,000 service members to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance against Ebola, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon Oct. 3. There are 205 U.S. service members in Liberia today with another 26 in neigh boring Senegal. All service members are supporting the lead federal agency for American participation in the cri sis -the U.S. Agency for International Development. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has approved the potential deployment of up to 4,000 [service members], Kirby said. But I want to make one thing real clear, that thats a potential deploy ment. That doesnt mean it is going to get to that number. Testing labs operational Operations are moving forward in Liberia. Over the last 36 hours, two Ebola testing laboratories manned by personnel from the U.S. Naval Medical Research Center are now fully opera tional, Kirby said. The labs can process about 100 samples each day. U.S. personnel are also on track for completing a hospital for infected medi cal personnel on Oct. 18. Construction of two treatment centers for other Ebola victims will begin today and should be completed by the end of the month, the admiral said. Kirby forecast a significant increase in the operations tempo in Liberia and with it an increase in troops. Troop deployments The U.S. Army announced the units that will deploy to the region begin ning in mid-month and running through November. With the previously announced unit deployments, this will bring the total Army commitment to about 3,200 soldiers. More than 1,800 Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based soldiers will arrive in Liberia sometime late this month. Other soldiers will deploy from the 101st Sustainment Brigade, the 86th Combat Support Hospital of the 44th Medical Brigade, and a Military Police company from the 16th Military Police Brigade. These units will provide medical and logistic support, as well as site secu rity, to the Joint Task Force. Soldiers will deploy from other bases as well includ ing, Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Eustis, Virginia and Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. U.S. government response to Ebola threat As we continue our support to the broader U.S. government response to the Ebola crisis, I want to emphasize that our operations remain focused on four lines of effort: command and control, logistics support, training, and engineering support, Kirby said. Troops going to the region will be monitored before, during and after deployment, Kirby said. Before they go, they are especially going to get trained on Ebola and what the disease is like, what it means, what it does, Kirby said. Because, as I said, the troops that were sending down there are not health care professionals. They are not doc tors, nurses, corpsmen. They are logisti cians and engineers. Health experts will explain the best way to protect themselves from the dis ease. They will also explain the symp toms of Ebola. While the troops are there, theyre going to be constantly monitored on a regular, frequent basis, Kirby said. By MC2((SW) Brian ReynoldsUSS Theodore Roosevelt Public AffairsSailors and Marines at sea on board aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) sprang into action to assist the crew of a fishing vessel engulfed in flames off the east coast of Florida, Sept. 29. TR watch standers spotted a rescue flare around 4:30 a.m. approximately 90 miles off the coast and coordinated rescue efforts with nearby Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) vessel 38 to assist two fishermen who had climbed into a life raft. Earlier that morning we actual ly contacted them and asked them to change their course and speed because they were in our operating area, said QM2 Katie Sluder, who was on watch during the evolution. About an hour later, we spotted the flare. By the time flames went through my air ports and through my roof, [NAWC 38] knew we were in trouble, said Douglas Meagley, one of the fisher men from the burning fishing vessel, Captain Star. Then we got in the life raft and shot off a flare. [The fishing boat] was a fiberglass boat, said Meagley. Once it caught on fire, it was over. Once the boat caught on fire, we climbed into the life raft. We were probably in the raft for only 20 minutes before they [NAWC 38] got to us. NAWC 38 crew members pulled the fishermen from the water and trans ferred them to TRs ready response team who took them to the carrier via rigidhull inflatable boat (RHIB) for a medical evaluation. We manned the ready life boat at approximately 5:45 a.m. because of a boat in distress, said BM3 Henry Cole, the coxswain aboard the RHIB that responded to the incident. Following their medical evaluation, an HH-60H Seahawk helicopter from the Dragonslayers of Helicopter AntiSubmarine Squadron 11, flew the fish ermen from TR to NAS Jacksonville, Fla. Although the fishermens boat was destroyed, they both escaped the inci dent uninjured with help from the TR. Marine lost at sea identifiedFrom Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Public AffairsCommander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command in Manama, Bahrain announced Oct. 3 the death of a Marine who was supporting operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit as part of the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. Cpl. Jordan Spears, 21, of Memphis, Ind., was lost at sea Oct. 1, in the North Arabian Gulf. He was assigned to Marine Tiltrotor Squadron 163, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif. U.S. forces in the North Arabian Gulf suspended a search and rescue operation for Spears Oct. 2, after efforts to locate him were unsuccessful. Spears went into the water Oct. 1, when the aircraft he was aboard appeared to lose power and descended to the surface of the ocean shortly after takeoff from USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Another air crewman also exited the aircraft at the same time and was safely recovered. He is in stable condition aboard Makin Island. The pilot of the aircraft, a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey, was eventually able to regain control and safely land back aboard Makin Island. There were four personnel aboard the aircraft when it took off, two pilots and two enlisted aircrew. Spears was one of the two enlisted aircrew who exited the air craft when it appeared the Osprey might crash into the ocean. U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel con ducted an extensive search of the area using all available assets, which continued throughout the night of Oct. 1, and the next day. The Navy and Marine Corps will investigate the cause of the incident. USS Makin Island, with embarked elements of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is currently on a sched uled deployment to the U.S. Central Command Area of Responsibility, where it is supporting operations in Iraq and Syria, and throughout the region. By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityOperations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon Oct. 3. Those airstrikes, the admiral added, are causing the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to change its tactics. Kirby briefed on the situation in Iraq and Syria and the coalition that is building against ISIL. He said there have been, to date, 248 airstrikes in Iraq and 86 in Syria. While U.S. forces are carrying the primary load now, more and more coalition nations are participating. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced today his government has approved airstrikes against ISIL. The Defense Department has launched a new web page on defense. gov that focuses on the operations against ISIL. It contains an interac tive map that will detail continued air strikes in Iraq and Syria, including mis sion objectives, number of airstrikes and aircraft utilized, the admiral said. The direct link to the page is www. defense.gov/counter-isil. New tactics The airstrikes are having an effect and the ISIL terrorists are changing tac tics, Kirby said. Not surprisingly, they have gotten better at concealment, the admiral said. Before the airstrikes . they pretty much had free reign. They dont have that free rein anymore, because they know were watching from the air. The terrorists have had to disperse, in part, because of the airstrikes inside Syria against fixed targets headquar ters buildings, command-and-control nodes, finance centers and oil refiner ies. ISIL remains dangerous Though the terrorists are being degraded, they remain a potent and dangerous threat, Kirby said. The group continues to threaten areas in Fallujah and Ramadi in Iraq and areas in Northern Syria on the border with Turkey. We expect that they will continue to change their tactics, based on the increasing pressure theyre going to get, not just from the air, but from the ground, with Iraqi security forces, Kirby said. And, while the enemy changes, coali tion forces will adjust, too, the admiral said. Everybody paints them as this great adaptive, capable, agile enemy, Kirby said. Were pretty adaptive, capable and agile ourselves.Airstrikes causing ISIL to change tacticsDoD may deploy up to 4,000 troops to combat Ebola USS Theodore Roosevelt rescues fishermen at seaPhoto by MCSN William SpearsFire destroys a fishing boat Sept. 29 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR). Two fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting the fire. Theodore Roosevelt assisted Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) 38 in the rescue of the two fishermen, about 90 miles off the coast of Florida. The survivors were transported from TR aboard an HS-11 "Dragonslayers" HH-60H Seahawk helicopter bound for NAS Jacksonville. Photo by MC2 Christopher LindahlAn MV-22 Osprey attached to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 163 launches from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8). Marine Cpl. Jordan Spears was declared lost at sea on Oct. 1 in the North Arabian Gulf. JOIN TODAY! ducks.org 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service


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