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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 9 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA VP-8 Joins Singapore Air Show Page 3 WARRIOR GAMES Trials held at Mayport Pages 4-5 MEDICAL CORPS Celebrates 147th Birthday Page 6 THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018 By Lt j.g. Danielle Tatchio VP-8 Public Affairs Officer Crewmembers assigned to the Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 rescued three fishermen Feb. 20 whose vessel was adrift in the South Pacific for eight days. The 19-foot skiff was first reported missing Feb. 12 after it failed to return from a fish ing expedition near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. According to the report, the boat carried food and water, but no safety equipment or radios. Assets from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Guam searched for the vessel for several days before requesting assistance from the U.S. Navy. The Fighting Tigers aircrew and maintenance team were tasked to support the search and rescue (SAR) operation, repositioning on short notice from Kadena Air Base, Japan to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The crew flew the Navys newest maritime patrol air craft, the P-8A Poseidon, which is equipped with an advanced APY-10 multifunc tion radar and MX-20 camera system, ideal for searching the 2,100-square-mile area. The vessel was located after only three hours and the aircrew deployed a UNI-PAC II Search and Rescue (SAR) kit, a new addition to the maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) fleet and the first time the kit had been successfully deployed by a P-8A in realworld SAR operations. SAR kits are deployed at approximately 500 feet with a150-yardtrailing lanyard to deliver equipment as accurate ly as possible to survivors in the water. Kits generally include medi cal supplies, food, water, com munications and signaling equipment, but can be config ured with additional supplies depending on the mission type. The three survivors were picked up by a nearby police vessel a few hours after being located by VP-8. It was incredibly rewarding to be a part of saving lives its what everyone joins the Navy to do, said Lt. Miles Schumacher, the tactical coor dinator of the VP-8 Aircrew. This aircraft allows for a massive step forward in the ability of SAR units to search large areas quickly and effec tively, and we were excited to have the SAR kit loaded and be able to prove its effective ness. We successfully demon strated the capability of the MPRA community to react quickly and effectively to operational requirements in the farthest corners of the globe.Hopefullythis is just the first of many successful rescues by P-8A Poseidon aircrews. NMCRS kicks off fund drive By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News The annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Fund Drive kick-offevent was held at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) River Cove Catering and Conference Center Feb. 23. The fund drive officially beginsMarch 1and runs through the end of April. NMCRS does not receive any funding from the government, so they function solely off of donations. That is what we operate off all year long, saidMonika Woods, director of NMCRS. Advancement exams slated During the month of March, three advancement those dates, those arriving early in the morning are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid delays at the gate. The dates of the exams are: March 1 for E6 March 8 for E5 March 15 for E4 For more information, contact the Personnel Support Detachment at 542-4218. ~From Staff Fighting Tigers rescue fishermen lost at sea for eight days in South Pacific U.S. Navy photos A UNI-PAC II Search and Rescue (SAR) kit is deployed from a P8-A Poseidon aircraft assigned to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8. The SAR kit is a new addition to the maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft (MPRA) fleet and its use during the rescue of three fishermen in the South Pacific marked the first time it had successfully been deployed by a P-8A in real-world SAR operations. Pacific Patrol Boat FSS Palikir rescues three fishermen after they were located by a P8-A Poseidon belonging to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8. Three fishermen wait to be rescued after being located by a P8-A Poseidon belong ing to the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8. The mari ners' 19-foot skiff was first reported missing Feb. 12 after it failed to return from a fish ing expedition near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia. Military Saves Week kicks off at Dewey's Gerald Felder was one of the guest speakers for the opening day of Military Saves Week aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 26. The weeklong event is coordinated by Fleet and Family Support Center and will have multiple seminars to help Sailors and their families learn to save money. "Those who fail to plan," Felder said. "Plan to fail." The slogan for Military Saves Week 2018 is Start Small Think big. Photo by Reggie Jarrett Monika Woods (second from left), director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS), intro duces NMCRS nurses (from left) Ramonia Diallo, Stacey Fisher and Sandra Jackson during the kickoff event for the annual fund drive, which begins March 1 and runs through the end of April. See NMCRS, Page 9 Photo by Paige Gnann Mayport firefighters honored Naval Air Station Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor (left) and Naval Station (NS) Mayport Commanding Officer Capt. Dave Yoder (right) present Mayport firefighters with a life-saving certificate Feb. 15 after the team provided life-saving care during multiple instances in 2017. The certificate was one of sev eral presented to the Mayport Fire Department during a luncheon held at the firehouse. Photo by Reggie Jarrett


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 March 1 1865 Side-wheel steamship Harvest Moon, while underway near Georgetown, S.C., with Rear Admiral John A. Dahlgren on board, hits a Confederate mine (or torpedo in con temporary terms) and sinks with the loss of one of her crew. 1942 Naval Reserve pilot Ensign William Tepuni, flying a Lockheed Hudson reconnaissance, light bombing and transport aircraft (PBO) from VP-82 Squadron based at Naval Air Station Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, attacks and sinks German submarine U 656 southwest of Newfoundland, the first U-boat sunk by U.S. forces in World War II. 1953 During the Korean War, USS Valley Forge (CVA 45) aircraft raid the No.1 power plant at Chosen, Korea and heavily damage the strongly defended industrial site. 1991 Following USS Missouris (BB 63) bombardment of Faylaka Island during Operation Desert Storm, hun dreds of Iraqi soldiers wave white flags and surrender to the battleships Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV) flying overhead. March 2 1859 Launch of Saginaw at Mare Island, first Navy ship built on West Coast of U.S. 1867 Birthday of Civil Engineer Corps. 1899 Act of Congress creates the rank Admiral of the Navy for George Dewey. 1973 Women begin pilot training to U.S. Navy. March 3 1776 First amphibious landing operation. Continental naval squad ron under Commodore Esek Hopkins lands Sailors and Marines, command ed by Capt. Samuel Nicholas, on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, to capture urgently needed ordnance and gunpowder. 1871 Navy Medical Corps estab lished. 1883 Congress authorizes four modern ships of steel, three cruisers: Atlanta, Boston and Chicago, plus, dis patch boat Dolphin. 1915 Office of Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) established. 1915 Congress creates Federal Naval Reserve. 1960 USS Sargo returns to Hawaii from arctic cruise of 11,000 miles, 6,003 miles under the polar ice. March 4 1911 The first funds for Naval Aviation are appropriated, providing $25,000 to the Bureau of Navigation for experimental work in the development of aviation for naval purposes. 1925 Congress authorizes restora tion of USS Constitution. 1947 Operation High Jump, air operations in Antarctica, ends. 1963 Navy C-130 Hercules air craft completes 12-day rescue opera tion of critically ill Danish seaman from Danish freighter off the coast of Antarctica. March 5 1913 Tests held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by Navy Air Pilot Lt. John Towers reported that submarines were visible from the air at depths from 30 to 40 feet. 1942 The name Seabees and insig nia officially authorized. 1943 USS Bogue (CVE-9) begins first anti-submarine operations by an escort carrier. March 6 1822 USS Enterprise captures four pirate ships in Gulf of Mexico. 1862 USS Monitor departs New York City for Hampton Roads, Va. and his toric confrontation with CSS Virginia (ex-USS Merrimack). 1942 U.S. cruisers and destroyers bombard Vila and Munda, Solomon Islands, sinking two Japanese destroy ers. March 7 1958 Commissioning of USS Grayback (SSG574), the first submarine built from keel up with guided missile capability (Regulus II missile). 1960 USS Kearsarge (CVS-33) res cues four Russian soldiers from their adrift landing craft 1,000 miles from Midway Island. 1966 Department of Navy reorga nized into present structure under CNO. 1967 Brown water PBRs assists Operation Overload II in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam. 1968 Operation Coronado XII begins in Mekong Delta, Vietnam. 1994 Sixty-three women receive orders to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the first combat ship to have women permanently assigned. The JAX AIR NEWS is an authorized publication for members of the Military Services. 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The deadline for all story and photo submissions is close of business the Friday before publication, and can be sent to jaxairnews@ The deadline for classified submissions is noon Monday. Questions or comments can be directed to the editor. The JAX AIR NEWS can be reached at (904) 542-3531, fax (904) 542-1534, e-mail JaxAirNews@ or write the JAX AIR NEWS, Box 2, NAS Jacksonville, FL, 32212-5000. The JAX AIR NEWS is published by The Florida Times-Union, a private firm in no way connected with the U. S. Navy under exclusive written agreement with the U. S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. It is published every Thursday by The Florida Times-Union, whose offices are at 1 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32202. Estimated readership over 32,000. Distribution by The Florida Times-Union. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding advertisements should be directed to: Ellen S. Rykert, Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-359-4168 Advertising Sales (904) 359-4168 (800) 472-6397, Ext. 4168 FAX (904) 366-6230 Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Jeffery Waters Public Affairs Officer Kaylee LaRocque Public Affairs Specialist Julie Lucas Staff Writers Hannah Simmons Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley Meat & Potatoes of Life This Week in Navy History By Lisa Smith Molinari Two weeks ago, I obliviously plopped onto my well-worn spot on the sofa to watch the Opening Ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Although I knew the general idea behind most of the sports featured, I had no idea what a double Michael Chuck, a hog line, or a Bellman spin were. But after meticulously recording every broadcast; obsessively watch ing while ignoring my family respon sibilities, my marriage and my person al hygiene; and ingesting three cans of Pringles and an entire bag of Dove squares I have learned to speak Olympics and I can teach you, too! Most of the sports are fairly straight forward. Speed skating, alpine and cross country skiing, ski jumping, hock ey and sledding events use terms that are simple for laypeople to understand from the comfort of their lounge furni ture. While watching the luge, bobsleigh and skeleton for instance, we might hear terms such as track, sliders, curve, wall and ice. Even the dens est of us knows that the fastest sled to cross the finish line wins. (Although I must admit, I initially wondered if skel eton sledding was so named because hurling oneself down an ice chute head first at 80 miles per hour might very well rip flesh from ones bones.) However, there are a few Winter Olympic sports that have terms and rules that are so confusing, they mystify Pringles-munching armchair specta tors far and wide. For example, figure skating appears to involve ice skaters completing series of jumps, flips and spins for technical and style points. Simple enough, right? But when Johnny Wier stated that a skaters triple Axel triple toe is under review and that she finished her fly ing camel sequence with a haircutter, I wondered if he was watching a threeringed circus. And when Tara Lipinski told us that a skating pair began their program with the dreaded twizzle sequence and lost grade of execution points for their death spiral, she was not describing a couple trying to kill each other with poisonous licorice. It took me hours of binge-watch ing, and a little help from Google, but I learned that each jump (Axel, Lutz, Salchow, toe loop, loop, flip) is defined by how the skater launches and how many rotations are completed. Also, skating programs include a variety of turns and spins such as the Biellmann, flying camel, pancake, backscratch, shotgun, cannonball, haircutter, twiz zle and death spiral. The next winter event that sent me googling was the snowboarding half pipe. Everyone knows who Shawn The Flying Tomato White is, but when the commentators said he might attempt a massive 18-foot air-to-fakie with a stalefish grab followed by a switch stance McTwist and back to back 1440s I checked to see if there were subtitles on the screen. Snowboarders clearly do not speak English. Theirs is a colloquial language only understood by resort rats with bushy hair who say things like, Lets shred first tracks in the powpow, Bro. But theres a method to their mad ness. Olympic snowboarders earn points by catapulting themselves high above a 22-foot ice wall and executing complicated tricks. Each trick involves a specific series of moves with cryptic labels. Without getting into what a beef curtains grab or a backside rodeo are, the basic terms I learned were: wind up, hit, air, spins that range from one to four rotations, grab, and stomp. Nuff said. Lastly, with finals happening this weekend, I must say a word about curling an obscure event involv ing bumpy ice, lumps of rock, Swiffer sweepers, and the oldest competitors at the Olympics (Cheryl Bernard of Canada is my age, God bless her) shout ing at each other. With confusing terms skip, bend, hack, hog line, house, button, and hammer and players screaming at each other Yup! Hurry hand! Right up! Right off! No line! Good line! Clean! its no wonder the teams cant get sponsorships and the players all have day jobs. No one gets it. However, I learned that if you ignore the words, curling is essen tially a simple game of shuffleboard. Giant shuffleboard. On weird ice. With brooms. And old people. If you cant walk the walk, you gotta talk the talk, right? U.S. Navy photo A Navy Curtiss R-6 test drops a torpedo (circa 1921) in Newport Harbor. The Naval Torpedo Station on Gould Island in Rhode Islands Narragansett Bay included a hydroplane hangar that sheltered torpedo bomber aircraft used to test aerial torpedoes. What I learned while binge-watching the Olympics By DeCA Corporate Communications Commissary store brands are becom ing a larger portion of the store inven tory with the latest addition of private label products. The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and its private label supplier, SpartanNash, continue to add more low-cost, national brand equivalents for patrons, said Jennifer Ferrell, DeCAs private label program manager. As of Feb. 11, DeCA has 467 commissary store brands in its inventory. Its been a fast eight months since we first introduced Freedoms Choice water and HomeBase trash bags to our stores, Ferrell said. Our patrons asked us to add pri vate label to our inventory, and were pleased to bring a wide variety for them to enjoy. Freedoms Choice is the commissary store brand name for food items and HomeBase for nonfood items such as paper products and other household items. DeCAs store brand inventory also includes TopCare products such as first aid supplies, vitamins, over-the-counter medications and beauty care. The latest deployment of Freedoms Choice products has more cheese vari eties including mozzarella string cheese and Colby Jack stick cheese. There are also a variety of water enhancers in the following flavors: lemonade, concord grape, fruit punch, raspberry lemon ade, tangerine, black cherry and straw berry watermelon as well as a variety of sweeteners. Additionally, dry beans will begin to phase into all markets. On the HomeBase side, DeCA has also added 39-gallon disposable clear trash bags in addition to aluminum foil. Commissary store brands arrive first to stateside stores and follow about six weeks later overseas. Ferrell said commissary patrons can look forward to the following Freedoms Choice launches in the next few months: Baking goods including flake coco nut, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, baking soda, corn starch, baking powder and graham cracker pie crusts Ricotta cheese, sour cream and cot tage cheese Two types of dry soup mixes Four varieties of pie fillings Eight varieties of canned beans Six varieties of pourable dressings Honey Ketchup including a less sugar, less sodium option Mayonnaise including low fat and whipped dressing options Mustard including Dijon, spicy brown and yellow varieties Peanut butter including creamy, crunchy and honey varieties Three varieties of cooking sprays Flour including all-purpose bleached, unbleached, and bread flour Broth across four different 32-ounce aseptic options Canned chunk chicken breast Sloppy Joe sauce Bag tea Creamers We remain committed to offering our hard-working patrons low-cost equivalents to national brands that are equal to or lower in price compared to commercial grocery store brands, Ferrell said. Our patrons can be confident that our commissary store brands will pro vide the quality they expect and the savings they deserve. DeCA adds more store brands to commissary shelves


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 3 VP-5 hosts state officials in El Salvador Lt. j.g. Ridgely Riggs VP-5 Public Affairs The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 were honored to host the leadership of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. David Mikolaites, Brig. Gen. Shawn OBrien and Brig. Gen. Laurie Farris Jan. 27. Like many cities in the United States that have established for eign counterparts, Concord, New Hampshire has long been a sister city to Agua Caliente, El Salvador. Following an informative brief of VP-5s actions in support of Operation Martillo, a counter illicit trafficking operation in the U.S. 4 th Fleet area of responsibility, Combat Air Crew 10 was honored to give the distinguished visitors a full tour of the P-8A Poseidon, the U.S. Navys premier long-range maritime patrol and reconnaissance aircraft. A prior KC-135 pilot, Mikolaities was very impressed with the modern cockpit of the P-8A compared to the steam gauges of the KC-135. I really enjoyed getting to talk to Brig. Gen. Mikolaities about the KC-135. This next home cycle we will be starting to go through the air-to-air refueling syllabus and will be working with those air craft a lot, said Lt. j.g. Carter Dennis. Talking to a pilot of one of those aircraft with a lot of experience was really beneficial to learn a little bit about what we have to look forward to. The Mad Foxes are currently on a six-month deployment to the U.S. 4 th and 6 th Fleet areas of responsibility. Their operations play a vital role in improving global maritime security. VP-5 hosts U.S. ambassador in Sigonella By Lt. j.g. Rhen Nathe VP-5 Public Affairs The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 hosted the U.S. ambassador to Italy, the Honorable Lewis Eisenberg, during a recent training flight on the P-8A Poseidon at their current deployment site, Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy. The P-8A departed Sigonella Feb. 7 and gave Eisenberg a look on how a combat aircrew operates as a team. During the flight, Eisenberg observed the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) as it performed an underway replenishment with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201). The ambassador also experienced a takeoff and landing from the flight deck. It was great being able to demonstrate the fly ing characteristics of the P-8A with the ambas sador, said Lt. Shane Woodard, the flights patrol plane commander. At the conclusion of the flight, the Mad Foxes dropped the ambassador off in Rome. The trip pro vided valuable training for the pilots. We dont always get the opportunity to fly into unfamiliar airfields, so it really is a worthwhile experience to be able to operate with our Italian counterparts at their air bases, said the crews copilot Lt.j.g. Rhen Nathe. After the trip to Rome, the crew returned to back to NAS Sigonella. Photo by Lt. Kyle Avacato The "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron 5 were honored to host the leadership of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, Brig. Gen. David Mikolaites, Shawn O'Brien and Laurie Farris. Combat Air Crew 10 gave the distinguished visitors a full tour of the P-8A Poseidon. Members of the "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron 8 meet with Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, United States Ambassador to Singapore, during the Singapore Air Show at Changi Air Base. Photos by AT2 Robert Barber The "Fighting Tigers" of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 par ticipate in the Singapore Air Show at Changi Air Base, with a static display of a P-8A Poseidon. VP-8 is currently forward deployed to the 7th Fleet area of operations conducting missions and providing mari time domain awareness to supported units through out the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. VP-8 joins Singapore Air Show Members of Patrol Squadron 8 gather with some spectators in front of a P-8A Poseidon, during the Singapore Air Show at Changi Air Base.


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 By MC2 Michael Lopez Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment Southeast The Team Navy opening tri als for the 2018 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games kicked off Feb. 20 at Naval Station (NS) Mayport, where more than 70 seriously wound ed, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen competed for a spot to represent the Navy in this years DoD Warrior Games. Navy Wounded WarriorSafe Harbor (NWW-SH) and NS Mayport hosted the trials, in which athletes qualified in eight adaptive sports: archery, cycling, wheelchair basketball, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track and field. The top performing athletes will fill 40 competitive spots and five alternative spots on Team Navy. We hope the trials and the DoD Warrior Games pull athletes out of whatever they may be struggling with, said Lt. Cmdr. Therese Pederson, Navy Region Southeast Warrior Games Trials coordinator. We hope this gives them some thing to focus on while achiev ing success in a sport that they may not have thought they could do before. Both first time and return ing athletes from all over the country competed in the trials to participate in sports theyre familiar with while also trying their hands in sports theyve never attempted. Ive always been active and athletic, said IS2 Cassidy Busch, a first time Team Navy athlete. Ive really missed get ting to be involved in sports and fitness like I was before, and the DoD Warrior Games just kind of fell into my lap as a way for me to be better and push myself at something new and exciting. The Team Navy athletes, their families and caregivers arrived in Jacksonville Feb. 16, for informational events before beginning training for the tri als. The athletes trained until the trials began, then went into competition mode to earn their spot in the various sports until the final day of the trials Feb. 24. This is something that pushes me mentally and physi cally, said Busch. Were all doing things adaptively that we may have never even tried before and it makes you utilize your mind and body in a dif ferent way than an able-bodied person would attempt the same thing, but the people here real ly make it a bonding experi ence as a healing process were all going through together. With athletes competing at NS Mayports fitness facili ties, nearby Hanna Park and Fletcher High School, many local spectators attended the events to show their support. The important thing is that athletes get to become part of a team again, said Meagan McAllister, an adaptive athlet ics coordinator. Many have been in places where they feel isolated, so its important that theyre around their Navy fam ily and community in a fun team-building environment. I think this environment can show these athletes how much hope they have around them. After the conclusion of the trials, active duty service members and veterans rep resenting teams from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy and U.S. Special Operations Command, as well as the Australian Defence Force and the United Kingdom Armed Forces, will go head-to-head at the DoD Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 2-9. The DoD Warrior Games are an annual event recognizing the importance adaptive sports plays in the recovery and reha bilitation of wounded, ill, and injured service members and veterans. Participation in the DoD Warrior Games allows service members and veterans to build a supportive social network and develop relation ships with other athletes, giv ing them a sense of community on their path to recovery. These events provide a unique sense of purpose and camaraderie, said Pederson. They are helping service members interact and compete with people who are in similar situations, and we ultimately hope that they feel supported and build important relation 2018 Warrior Games Trials Naval Station Mayport Active duty Sailors and veterans practice cycling Feb. 19, prior to the 2018 Team Navy Trials at Naval Station Mayport. 2018 Team Navy DoD Warrior Games Trials held Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command, presents the baton to Team Navy participant AM1 John Dusseau, Feb. 20, prior to the 2018 Team Navy Trials. Active duty service members and veterans compete in wheel chair basketball at Naval Station Mayports Fitness Center during the 2018 Team Navy trials. Active duty service members and veterans train for wheelchair basketball prior to the 2018 Team Navy trials at Naval Station Mayports gymnasium. HM1 Romulo Urtula trains in archery prior to Team Navy Trials at the Naval Station Mayport Fitness Center Feb. 18. YN3 Alexis King practices her archery skills during training prior to the Team Navy trials at the Naval Station Mayport Fitness Center. See TRIALS, Page 5


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 5 Photo by MC2 Amanda Battles, MC3 Kristopher S. Haley, MC2 Mark Hays, and MC2 Michael Lopez CT1 Tyson Schmidt competes in the cycling portion of the Team Navy Trials at Hanna Park in prepara tion for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior games to take place at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June. Retired HM2 John Puldio competes in the cycling portion of the Team Navy Trials at Hanna Park in prepara tion for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior games. Active duty service members and veterans train in sitting volleyball prior to the 2018 Team Navy Trials. NDC Julius McManus throws a discus during the 2018 Navy Team Trials at Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach. ENC Matthew Parker practices shooting an air rifle prior to the 2018 Team Navy Trials. Retired IT1 Pou Pou practices shot put at Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach, Florida prior to 2018 Team Navy Trials. HMCS Joseph Paterniti prepares to compete in the swimming portion of the Team Navy Trials at Naval Station Mayport's Fitness Center during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Feb. 18. Active duty Sailors and veterans compete in the swimming portion of the Team Navy Trials at the Naval Station (NS) Mayport Fitness Center in preparation for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games Feb. 20. Active duty service members and veterans train for rowing prior to the 2018 Team Navy Trials. ships that they can take with them after this to further build their support net work. NWW-SH is the Navys sole organi zation for coordinating the non-med ical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and providing resources and support to their families. The program pro vides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warriors recovery, rehabilita tion and reintegration activities. TRIALS From Page 4 HMCS Joseph Paterniti takes a breath during a training session in the Naval Station Mayport indoor pool.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Kaylee LaRocque NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer The Navy Ortega Lakeshore (NOL) Little League season kicked off Feb. 24 with an opening ceremony at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville ball fields. Hundreds of players, coach es, families and friends came out to celebrate the 58 th season of baseball aboard the station. NOL President Patrick Barnett welcomed the crowd, asking them to stand as the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Honor Support Team presented the colors during the playing of the national anthem. Barnett proudly talked about all the new renovations made to the area by volunteers, base personnel and sponsors. We had quite a bit of dam age during Hurricane Irma, but weve replaced concrete, built a new courtyard, removed trees and debris, put in a new dugout on the minors field, we seeded the grass so its nice and green, a new scoreboard, he said. And weve renovated the bath rooms. Youre going to see upgrades each year, he added. Were going to continue to give back to the families, community and this park. My goal is to not only make this the best park in District 11, but the best park in Jacksonville. Barnett also recognized board members and the coaches who introduced their players. Each year, one player is presented the Shotty Drew award for outstanding sports manship. Drew volunteered as a coach, board member, president and chief umpire at the park for four decades. This years winner was Tristan Pruitt. NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor also wel comed the crowd before throw ing out the first pitch. What a beautiful day to cel ebrate another season here at NAS Jax and to recognize the unique relationship between the base and NOL. For the past several weeks, Ive had the privilege of watching these grounds be transformed into the great ballpark we have today. Thanks to all the volun teers who have helped out, he said. Community involvement is very important to the U.S. Navy and NAS Jax, Connor contin ued. The partnership we have with NOL is one of the oldest and most important partner ships we have. Since 1960, NAS Jax has supported this league and the players. We are com mitted to ensure this partner ship continues into the future. To all the coaches and players, have a great season, work hard, play hard and most important ly, have fun. Photos by Kaylee LaRocque Members of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Honor Support Team parade the colors during the playing of the national anthem at the Navy Ortega Lakeshore Little League opening ceremony Feb. 24. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor throws the first pitch out signifying the opening of the Navy Ortega Lakeshore Little League season Feb. 24 aboard the sta tion. Little Leaguers hit the field Photos by Jacob Sippel Capt. Michael Sullivan, a pediatrician on Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Medical Home Port Purple Team, monitors an infants heart during a check-up. Since March 3, 1871, the Navy Medical Corps has continued the proud tradition of the Ships Surgeon, who was part of the ships crew since the establishment of the Navy in 1775. Navy physicians have served in multiple specialties while aboard Navy ships at sea, in avia tion and undersea medicine, with Marines in field hospitals and on humanitarian and disaster relief missions. Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Lennon, a family medicine physician on Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonvilles Medical Home Port Silver Team, checks a sailors throat. The Medical Corps is comprised of the Navys physicians, who pave new frontiers in patient care delivery, medical education and biomedical research. Lt. Cmdr. Jason Hwang, a family medicine physician on Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Medical Home Port Red Team, checks a Sailors lungs dur ing a general exam. The Navy Medical Corps celebrates its 147th birthday March 3. Navy physicians serve from the sea to the battlefield, all the way to the halls of Congress and the White House. They serve in the aviation and undersea medical communities and as astronauts exploring the frontiers of space. Happy 147th birthday to the Navy Medical Corps!


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 7 Courtesy photos Celebrating African American History Month Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Jacksonvilles Multi-Cultural Committee hosted Joe Tillmon, president and founder of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society Feb. 20, as the honored guest cel ebrating African American History Month. By Cmdr. Vorachai Sribanditmongkol, PhD, RN, RNC-MNN, IBCLC, CNS Officer in Charge, Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville Naval Branch Health Clinic (NBHC) Jacksonville hosts the grand opening of its new lactation suite March 5 at 1:30 p.m. The mobile lactation suite (for breastfeeding moms) is the first of its kind in Navy Medicine. Light refresh ments, with milk and cookies, will be served. All are welcome to attend. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) considers breast milk to be the gold standard and uniquely supe rior to any nutritional food source for newborns and developing infants. Breastfeeding is a highly effective and healthy measure that a mom can take to protect the health of her infant. Clinical research and evidence-based best practices have shown that breast feeding benefits servicewomen and supports the Navys mission by reduc ing absenteeism, improving morale and retention (thus improving opera tional readiness and health), as well as decreasing healthcare costs. The Department of the Navys policy (OPNAVINST 6000.1C) is to support mil itary servicewomen in breastfeeding, and aligns with American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines. The policy advis es to breastfeed for the first six months of life, and continue to provide breast milk for the remainder of the childs first year. Sometimes, work can seem like a bar rier to continued breastfeeding. So, we at NBHC Jacksonville (in partner ship with our parent command, Naval Hospital Jacksonville) purchased a mobile lactation suite. It can seat two on each side, with room for a stroller or wheelchair: either two mom-and-baby couplets, or a lactation consultant to assist mom. We strategically placed the suite to be accessible to all active duty, reserv ist and family members at our clinic. So far, the lactation suite has been well received and used by numerous active duty and reservist breastfeeding moms. As an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Im proud to be part of this effort to support our servicewomen. The hospital also offers comfort able spaces to breastfeed and pump, including a Milky Way room in the Pediatrics Clinic. Naval Hospital Jacksonville was the first hospital on Floridas First Coast to earn the pres tigious Baby Friendly designation from World Health Organization and UNICEF. Expecting and new moms and dads can sign up for a variety of free classes by calling 904-542-BABY (-2229). The hospital also offers pri vate birthing suites, nitrous oxide as an option for laboring moms, skin-to-skin care for cesarean section births, nurse childbirth educators, and lactation con sultants. For more on breastfeeding, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at ing. Photo by Jacob Sippel A Sailor nurses her five-month-old baby inside Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonvilles new lactation pod. The lactation pod can seat two; either two mom-and-baby couplets, or a nurse to assist mom. There will be a grand opening event March 5 at 1:30 p.m. Naval Hospital Jacksonville provides Milky Way rooms for breastfeeding or pumping, including a room in the Pediatrics Clinic. Call 542-2229 to reg ister for free classes for expecting and new parents. Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville opens Lactation Suite for moms LSC Quinton Pratt (right) and the Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Jacksonville Multi-Cultural Committee hosted Joe Tillmon, president and founder of the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society, as the honored guest celebrating African American History Month. Tillmon, after a 20 year career of selfless service in the U.S. Army, founded the Jacksonville Chapter of Buffalo Soldiers as a motorcycle club in 2006 and in 2011 changed the name to the Buffalo Soldiers Historical Society. The mission of the society is to promote, preserve and perpetuate this history of African American military units from 1775 to 1951. Photo by Julie M. Lucas CS2 Lakisha Reese slices cake to be served at the allhands meal at the Flight Line Cafe Feb. 22 in celebra tion of African-American Month.


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 By Hannah Simmons Staff Writer This weeks Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Sailor in the Spotlight is MA3 Imani Solomon. Solomon was named Junior Sailor of the First Quarter (JSOQ) for fiscal year and her current duty is enforcing the law, security, and protecting the people aboard NAS Jax. A native of Bronx, New York, Solomon joined the Navy five years ago after a life threatening car accident. I joined for the health insurance. I had already wanted to join before the accident, but my fear of not being able to afford to take care of myself after the accident reaffirmed my decision, said Solomon. She met her husband while in the ser vice, and he is also currently stationed at NAS Jax. She was previously a machinists mate, but converted to master-at-arms two years ago. I never thought Id be recog nized or even selected to be a JSOQ, said Solomon. Outside of her duties, Solomon is a part of Kappa Epsilon Psi Military Sorority Inc. and is pursuing a bachelors degree in Psychology from Columbia College. Sailors join in SAPR training during interactive show By Julie M. Lucas NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs The Department of the Navy (DON) contracted a social theater group to teach Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training. Two sessions were offered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Feb. 23. Pure Praxis is a team of trained facilitators and actoreducators, who have read testi monials provided by the DON, with a focus on retaliation. The performance launched with a scene where two males are making sexual comments about women, along withother jokes pulling in members the audience. In another scene with two female Sailors, one is avoiding the other because she report ed a sexual assault. The friend calls the victim selfish. The males begin another scene discussing the sexual assault. The scenes go back and forth between both views of the sit uation and how opinions and gossip are formed. The two groups join together and then the scene is stopped and the audience is asked to describe how the victim might feel and why they think this. One of the comments from the crowd was that it is easier to walk away than stand up to your friends. Pure Praxis Facilitator Cassandra Babcock then explained that the shaming of a victim is a form of silencing. One male actor, Matt, gave a brief monologue about expe riencing a sexual assault and being told by his father, boys dont get raped, keep quiet. The discussion for the group was then about unspoken gen der rules. Examples given by the group included men dont cry, men dont have emotions, and men dont wear pink. The actors then had the male sex ual assault victim speak, while those Sailors who offered up male stereotypes gave a strong pose and stood behind him repeating the examples they gave. In the next scene, the group was asked to hold up a hand and yell, stop! when they heard something they felt was disrespectful. Babcock spoke about how survivors are ques tioned and judged. According to her, revictimization takes place when there is no support er compassion. The definition of consent was discussed and other things that could influence consent, such as being asleep, being under the influence of drugs or alco hol, or being incompetent to give consent. The next mock scenario took place at a Morale, Welfare and Recreation Center. Those in the audience who shared tech niques they would use if they saw someone being victim ized, got up and acted out their techniques. BMC Mark Brandt said the technique he would use was to just listen to the vic tim instead of blaming them. Brandt and others went on stage to show their techniques to the audience. This was the first time Ive ever done this training and it left a big impression on me, said EM3 Pak Wu. I liked how my shipmates and my chief reacted to negative treatment and made me feel like I have people I can rely on. Other information provid ed was the different types of reporting and the numbers of cases reported in 2016. Sailors were asked about what the Navys core values are and how that ties into safely interven ing if you feel someone is in an unsafe situation. For more information and resources about SAPR training aboard NAS Jax, call the Fleet and Family Support Center at 542-5745 or visit the SAPR web site at Photo by Hannah Simmons MA3 Imani Solomon of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Security Department, is this week's Sailor in the Spotlight. Sailor in the Spotlight rf BMC Mark Brandt of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, interacts with two actors who are part of the Pure Praxis social theater group. Photos by Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville Sailors are asked to strike a mas culine pose during the Pure Praxis training Feb. 22 at Dewey's.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 9 We are very proud that it is by our own for our own, which means that we only have donations from inside our gate from the military community. The event began with remarks from NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley and Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 Commanding Officer Capt. Christopher Kijek. Lt. Sam Rose, also of VP-30, then introduced himself as the fund drives coordinator for the Southeast Region, which includes more than 60 commands. Today is an opportu nity for me to introduce myself to everyone and let them know I am their number one resource, he said. Rose pointed out that the success of the fund drive depends on the active duty person nel chosen to represent their commands. Each command selects high ly motivated, Type A personalities, he said, people who are pas sionate about the soci ety and who are willing to step up to the plate to do this great job on top of the other work they are already doing. NMCRS took in more then $300,000 in dona tions last year and turned that into more than $1.7 million that benefitted Sailors and Marines for things such as emergen cy leaves and assistance with everyday living expenses, like car pay ments and other monthly bills. They are able to stretch every dollar donated by recycling the money over and over. Most of the money assisting ser vice members is through interest-free loans. When a loan is repaid, that money is then used to help someone else. One of the most impor tant things NMCRS pro vides to help service members and their fami lies are nurses. NMCRS has two types of nurses. One is the vis iting nurse, which pro vides free in-home vis its to active duty Sailors and Marines and to Navy and Marine families with newborns. The other nursing program is the com bat casualty nurse, who travel anywhere in the United States to visit anyone who has served in Afghanistan or Iraq, regardless of current military status. They treat not only the physi cal wounds that occur in combat, but the emotion al scars as well. I think they have the hardest job, Woods said Woods introduced two medically retired combat veterans and their fam ily members at the event who were helped by NMCRS nurses and staff. They are there for you emotionally, mentally and financially, said Rejane Glennon, mother of retired Marine Jesse Glennon. They give you support and whatever resources you need. They are always there to lis ten and to help you get to where you need to be. She said that at first her son was reluctant to seek help. My son doesnt like to ask help from anyone. He doesnt see himself to be the hero that I know he is. There did come a time when Jesse realized he needed to reach out for help. Eventually, I just had to do it, he said. It was the best thing I could do to help me get out of the situation that I was in. NMCRS also helped the Glennons with car-repair bills that gave them a safe mode of transportation for them and for Jesses seven-year-old daughter. Also speaking at the event was retired USMC Staff Sgt. Freddie Walker, who was medically retired in 2015, and his wife Anita. They were the search and rescue team in my life, Walker said. They mean the world to us. After he got help from NMCRS, Walkers wife Anita said she finally got back the man she mar ried. It was like I was meeting my husband from 12 years ago, she said. There was a happi ness that I hadnt seen in over a decade. I thought that was gone for good. NMCRS does not have a monetary goal for their fun drives. Instead, their goal is 100 percent con tact of every active duty service member to give them an opportunity to donate. This is a phenomenal organization that is help ful for our Naval service and also for the quality of life for our Sailors and Marines and their fami lies, Rose said. They take care of the service member and their fam ily for life, and this is our opportunity to raise money to support it. NMCRS From Page 1 Photos by Reggie Jarrett Rejane Glennon (left) gets emotional when speaking about the difficulties she and her son Jesse (right) experienced after he was medically retired from the United States Marine Corps.The Glennons spoke dur ing the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society kick-off event for the annual fund drive Feb. 23. Representatives from the tenant commands aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville attend the kick-off event for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) Fund Drive Feb. 23. Each representative is responsible for contacting members of his or her command to achieve the NMCRS's goal of 100 percent contact rate. Naval Hospital Jacksonville opens Micro Market By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville opened its new Micro Market just off the hospitals central tower lobby. The Micro Market is the first of its kind at a Navy medical treatment facility (with 24/7 self-checkout). The hospital collaborated with the Navy Exchange to provide patients, families and staff with a wider variety of healthier foods and beverages throughout the day and night. Our new 24/7 Micro Market is particular ly useful for patients, families and staff who are on-site overnight and weekends, said Cmdr. Jennifer Wallinger, NH Jacksonvilles director for public health. Patrons can make payments using a credit or debit card, or patrons can create a market account at the kiosks. The Micro Market is on the site of the previous Navy Exchange Mini Mart. NH Jacksonvilles Micro Market has the largest selection of Better You healthful options available in Navy Exchanges Micro Market assortment to date. The first months sales have far exceeded expectations. Patrons can order flowers, for same-day delivery to the hospital, by calling the Navy Exchange at 904-777-7225. Photos by Jacob Sippel Liza Lewis, a visitor at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, uses the newly opened Micro Market, just off the hospitals central tower lobby. The Micro Market is the first of its kind at a Navy medical treatment facility, with 24/7 self-checkout. Capt. David Collins, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commanding officer (center left), and Marsha Brooks, Navy Exchange (NEX) general manager, flanked by hospital leadership and NEX representatives, cut the ceremonial ribbon at the hospitals grand opening of its new Micro Market. The Micro Market is the first of its kind at a Navy medical treatment facility, with 24/7 self-checkout. The hospital collaborated with the NEX to provide patients, visitors and staff with a wider variety of healthier foods and beverages throughout the day and night.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 3-on-3 sand volleyball meeting March 7 The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, DoD contractors, dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and retirees. The games are played at lunchtime. The meeting will be held at the personnel should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. Leprechaun Dash 5k March 16 The run is free and open to all authorized gym patrons. for participating. The run will be held on Perimeter Road at The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, dependent spouses, DoD civilians, and DoD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Guy and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, dependent spouses, DOD civilians, and DOD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Guy and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation Tennis lessons and clinics offered on base We now have a professional tennis instructor on base to offer tennis lessons to all authorized MWR patrons. Interested personnel can contact the base gym at 542to make an appointment for a lesson. Private Lessons Adults and Juniors: Additional hours if person takes more than two hours per Semi-Private (2 people) Lessons together : is 8. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail Standings As of Feb. 23 4-on-4 Flag Football Team Wins Losses Skeet Team Wins Losses VP-45 2 1 NAS Jax Buffs 1 2 VUP-19 (1) 1 2 Ultimate Frisbee Team Wins Losses Winter Basketball Team Wins Losses VP-16 6 1 VR-58/VR-62 5 1 NAVHOSP (2) 4 2 HITRON 1 5 VUP-19 1 5 Winter Golf Team Wins Losses GEMD 2 1 Badminton Doubles Team Wins Losses NAS Jax Sports Annual retiree seminar coming in April From the NAS Jax Retired Activities Office The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Retired Activities Office (RAO) Retiree Seminar will be held April 21 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Deweys All Hands Club. This event is for military retirees from all branches of service, Reserve personnel, spouses and surviving spouses. Topics will cover grey area retirees pay, Social Security benefits, Survivor Benefit Plan, long term care insurance, VA bene fits, 2018 TRICARE updates, retiree dental insurance, reverse mortgages, and assist ed living. Please RSVP to or call 542-5745. From Staff Free tax help is available! Dont pay to have your 2017 tax return prepared and filed. If your household income was less than $66,000 in 2017 you may be eligible for free tax help at one of more than 60 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax-Aide sites throughout Northeast Florida. IRS-certified volunteers are ready to assist you to prepare and electronically file your 2017 tax return. This service is supported by United Way of Northeast Florida and AARP. For more information and to find a free tax-prepara tion site near you, visit www.unitedwaynefl. org/realsense/free-tax-filing/, or call United Ways 2-1-1 or 904-632-0600. If you are outside Northeast Florida, visit Tax Site Lookup to find a free taxpreparation site in your community. Appointments can be made online for both locations at Representatives will be at NAS Jacksonville, Building 13 at the Yorktown gate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. Noon. To schedule an appointment, call (904) 5153481. REALSENSE Tax Service available


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 1, 2018 11 Get Connected with MWR email MWR Marketing at Community Recreation Call 542-3227 String Art Get crafty by weaving colored string between hammered nails to make geometric nails and all design materials. and food for the entire family River Cove Catering & Conference Center Call 542-3041 conferences and more at Deweys Call 542-3521 and a cookie. There will also balloon art! Doors open at details. Friday Family Night evening sessions available. promotions and times. Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 New bowlers always welcome! Winter Bowling s: Now stated otherwise* Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 Antenna Farm Race day registration will Awards will be given to the top men and women in each awarded to participating commands. 13 th Visit www. for lessons are now available. information. Patrons can select from a treatments. For a complete list The Liberty Recreation Center Trips & events are for all E1E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members & reservists only. Call 542-1335 for information. March 10: Habitat for March 11: Kennedy Space NAS Jax Golf Club Golf Course: 542-3249 Mulligans Restaurant: 5422936 person teams Appreciation Days Play 18 holes with a cart and enjoy 10 wings and two after noon daily. Daily Twilight Special: Play Friday. holidays. Mulberry Cove Marina Call 542-3260 Auto Skills Center Call 542-3681 welding Youth Activities Center Call 778-9772 Register today! Staggered start times for age Family Fitness Center Call 771-8469 Jax Navy Flying Club Call 542-8509 Additional ratings are available and commercial Find more info. online at Community Recreation Call 542-3318, Email directly at Travel Fair Daytona International Gatornationals Admission. General Admission Pit Side General Admission Spectator General Admission. General Admission Spectator General Admission. Memorial Arena March 11 $30. Take advantage of these vacations at an affordable price! Space A stays are only when booking. What to do this year? Local fun trips! driving! All trips will leave NAS Jax at p.m. at 3:30 p.m. th p.m. Current ticket promotions include the following: Alhambra Dinner Show: Prices on room type and dates. Departs from Port of Palm Beach. Daytona Lagoon Water Park or Disney World Fla. Resident Hopper. For Florida residents applicable pass at a ticket Florida residential address as shown at time of exchange. Acceptable forms of Florida have Fla. Address or a Fla. Disney World Orlando Armed Hopper ticket with water park Disney World Orlando Armed Jacksonville Icemen Hockey: Jacksonville Symphony: (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) Volcano Bay Water park. Visit details. Velocity Air Sports


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