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By Julie M. Lucas NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs The U.S. Navy is dedicated to teaching Sailors how to use their money wisely. During the annual Military Saves week, which took place Feb. 26-March 2, Sailors and their families were offered numerous classes to learn important money saving advice. Rather than just have classes in one location this year, we went to numerous locations around Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) so we could get our message out to the masses, said John Baker, NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Centers personal financial manager and financial educator. During the opening event, military members raised their hands to commit themselves to save money, reduce debt and build wealth during Military Saves week. This years theme is Start Small, Think Big and we stress to set goals, make a plan and you will save auto matically, said Baker. Topics of the week included debt reduction strate gies, retirement planning, and car buying. With the upcoming election of the Blended Retirement System for military, several classes were offered by Bob Bieri from Navy Mutual. It is completely possible for a Sailor to retire from the Navy and have a million dollars in their Thrift Savings Program (TSP), said Bieri. During a presentation at Patrol Squadron (VP) 30, Bieri spoke about the benefits of the new retire ment system, the differences in individual retirement accounts and how the TSP funds differ. If you arent planning on making the Navy into a career, this gives you an option to put some money aside for your future, which is a great thing, said Bieri. The future can be uncertain and with this sys tem, your money will be there waiting for you. During the car buying class, Baker told the attend ees the most powerful tool they have is their feet. I have left a car dealership in the middle of the extended warranty process and been chased down and off lots, Baker said. Baker educated Sailors about the difference between invoice prices on vehicles versus the manu facturers suggested retail price. He also said to check VOL. 76 NO. 10 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 COMMAND NEWS FRCSE, VP-5 and VP-26 Page 3 100 YEARS AGO The History of Camp Johnston Pages 4-5 CELEBRATING Womens, Black History Page 7 MPRWS visits VP-5 in Sigonella By Lt. j.g. Mary Carter Jordan VP-5 Public Affairs The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 hosted six members of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School (MPRWS) at their current deployment site at Naval Air Station (NAS) Sigonella, Italy, Feb. 11. The MPRWS spent one week at NAS Sigonella. During their visit, they pre sented several briefs on tactical innova tions and technology advancements for the P-8A Poseidon and joined the Mad Foxes on operational flights. The flights focused on routine mari time domain awareness in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations. MPRWS also led several discussions based upon VP-5s lessons learned from their U.S. 6 th Fleet deployment. Stationed at NAS Jacksonville, the MPRWS mission is to develop and stan dardize postgraduate training for the maritime patrol and reconnaissance force (MPRF). MPRWS members were eager to observe how VP-5 successfully con ducts missions in a forward deployed environment and complimented VP-5s forward leaning tactical mindset with valuable knowledge that would elevate the entire MPRF. As the recognized communi ty experts, it was a great to be able to engage with [MPRWS] in tactical dis cussion and provide them our lessons learned while operating in a dynamic area of responsibility, said VP-5s actics fficer Lt. Cmdr. Alexander Yu-Rank. VP-5 also conducts operations in U.S. 4 th Fleet area of operations from Comalapa, El Salvador. By Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Public Affairs The nozzle danced nim bly about as it dispensed a molten composite mixture behind a clear glass door. Lights flickered in the back of the machines spacious inner chamber. The sleek, newly installed 3D printers at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) expand on the burgeoning additive manufacturing capa bility of the naval aviation maintenance, repair and over haul facility. This new machine is capa ble of printing parts that are more than twice as large as our old machine, which well still use for the smaller pieces, said FRCSE tool designer Randy Meeker. The facility got its first 3D printer in 2014. Since then, plant employees, engineers and supervisors have found more and more uses for its products. Demand for 3D-printed pieces has really taken off, said FRCSE tool designer Randy Meeker. In just the last 15 months, Ive printed more than 1,000 pieces. Daylight Saving Time 2018 begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 11 when clocks spring forward one hour to 3 a.m. Daylight Saving Time begins March 11 Photo by Lt. Patrick Bates AWO2 Derek Dymer (left) and AWO3 Ryan Guerrero (seated) of Patrol Squadron 5 demonstrate their responsibilities to AWO1 Adam Taylor of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Weapons School at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Feb. 11. FRCSE doubles down on 3D printing Photo by Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast tool designer Randy Meeker removes a part he printed on the plants new Fortus 900 3D printer Feb. 13. Military Saves Week stresses saving dollars, FFSC classes offered Photo by Julie M. Lucas Bob Bieri from Navy Mutual Aid Association, speaks about the new Blended Retirement program for mili tary members and its benefits during Military Saves Week Feb. 27 at Patrol Squadron 30. Classes were presented at various locations around Naval Air Station Jacksonville. See FRCSE, Page 6 See MILITARY SAVES, Page 6


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 From Staff March 8 1854 Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan. 1862 Ironclad ram CSS Virginia destroys USS Cumberland and USS Congress. 1945 Phyllis Daley becomes first African-American ensign in Navy Nurse Corps. 1958 Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB64) is decommissioned, leaving the Navy without an active battleship for the first time since 1895. 1965 Seventh Fleet lands first major Marine units in South Vietnam at Danang. 1991 Lt. Kathy Owens became the last pilot (in a C-2 Greyhound) to land on the training carrier USS Lexington (CVT 16) that was decommissioned in November 1991. March 9 1798 Appointment of George Balfour as first U.S. Navy surgeon. 1847 Commodore David Connor leads successful amphibious assault near Vera Cruz, Mexico. 1862 First battle between ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. 1914 Test of wind tunnel at Washington Navy Yard. March 10 1783 USS Alliance, commanded by Capt. John Barry defeats HMS Sybil in final naval action of Revolutionary War in West Indies waters. 1933 Pacific Fleet provides assistance after earthquake at Long Beach, Calif. 1945 Navy and civilian nurs es interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to United States. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Stars. 1948 First use of jets assigned to an operational squadron (VF-5A) on board aircraft carrier USS Boxer (CV-21). March 11 1935 Birth of Naval Security Group when OP-20G became the Communications Security Group. 1941 President Franklin Roosevelt signs Lend-Lease Act. 1942 In a PT boat, Lt. Cmdr. John Bulkeley departs the Philippines to take General Douglas MacArthur to Australia. 1945 Use of first Navy landing craft to cross Rhine River at Bad Neuenahr. 1965 Market Time patrols begin off South Vietnam coast. March 12 1917 All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones. 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet. 1956 -VA-83, on board USS Intrepid (CV-11), is the first overseas deployment of a Navy missile squadron. March 13 1895 Award of first submarine build ing contract to John P. Holland Torpedo Boat Co. 1917 Armed merchant ships autho rized to take action against U-boats. 1959 Naval Research Laboratory takes first ultraviolet pictures of sun. 1963 USS Albany (CG-10) and air craft of Navy Airborne Early Warning Squadron Four from Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico aid five ill crew members of Norwegian freighter Jotunfjell. March 14 1863 Rear Adm. David Farraguts squadron of seven ships forces its way up the Mississippi River to support Union troops at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. He is remembered for his order, Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead! By MC1 Brian Reynolds CNRSE Public Affairs Commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) brought together sexual assault response coordinators (SARC) and vic tim advocates in an annual peer-to-peer training and networking session at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 27 to March 1. Tina Vaughn, the CNRSE regional SARC, collaborated with Capt. Chuck Marks, the U.S. Fleet Forces sexual assault and prevention (SAPR) officer, and AnaChristina Hicks, a civilian career resil ience coach, to create an enriched and customized training that involved SARCs from naval installations spanning the Southeast region. Vaughn said that the event was well received by the attendees. Overwhelmingly, the attendees felt very grateful for the opportunity to devote time to their professional growth, as well as the chance to work so closely, and in person, with their peers, said Vaughn. Marks and Hicks were the guest speak ers for the three-day event. Marks portion of the training involved a historical perspec tive of the Navys SAPR program, span ning from 2008 to the present day. Hicks portion brought to light specific tools that SARCs can use to sustain personal and professional resilience. Vaughn said that the training not only gave the attendees a deeper insight of where the Navy SAPR program has been and where it is going, but also offered SARCs a perspective of their place in the SAPR program and how their role can affect the future of it. The SARCs and [command victim advocates] garnered a deeper understand ing of the Navy culture and and SAPR program that they work within to better understand the way forward, and where they fit in that trajectory, said Vaughn. Given the sensitive nature of the some times graphic situations that SAPR vic tim advocates and SARCs deal with, the job can take an emotional toll. However, the event gave representatives the tools to overcome and remain resilient. For these personnel who are rather consistently enmeshed in trauma and trauma response, we gave them tools to help sustain their emotional, physical, mental and spiritual resilience and bal ance in order to better serve our Sailors who seek their support in the aftermath of an assault. The Navys SAPR programs mission is to prevent and respond to sexual assault, eliminating it from its ranks through a balance of focused education, compre hensive response, compassionate advo cacy and just adjudication in order to pro mote professionalism, respect and trust, while preserving Navy mission readiness. The JAX AIR NEWS is an authorized publication for members of the Military Services. Contents of the JAX AIR NEWS do not necessarily reflect the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, or The Florida Times-Union, of the products and services advertised. Everything advertised in the publication S hall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or refraction of this equal opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected. The deadline for all story and photo submissions is close of business the Friday before publication, and can be sent to jaxairnews@ 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 This Week in Navy History From Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs In support of Sailor 2025s goal to retain and reward the Navys best and brightest, the Navy announced Feb. 27 the Targeted Reentry Program (TRP) and associated program guidelines to expedite reentry into the Navy in NAVADMIN 047/18. The TRP is designed to benefit both the Sailor and the Navy by allowing a return to service for those who are well trained leaders with valuable and need ed skills and will be offered to selected Sailors prior to their departure from the Navy. The TRP empowers command ing officers (COs) to identify Active Component and Full Time Support offi cer and enlisted personnel who have elected to leave active duty (AD) service and do not desire to affiliate with the Ready Reserve and recommend them to be awarded a Golden Ticket or Silver Ticket, giving them the option for expedited reentry to AD if they decide to return to the Navy. Talent is tough to draw in and even tougher to keep, said Vice Adm. Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel. Just like corporate businesses are adapting, the Navy must adapt to modern person nel policies as well. These changes are designed to maximize opportunities for command triads to advance their best Sailors while managing community and individual rates health. O-3 and O-4 officers and E-4 to E-6 enlisted, who have completed their Minimum Service Requirement, but not yet reached 14 years of active service are eligible for consideration for TRP. Also, an officers or enlisted s commu nity qualifications must be obtained, superior performance annotated in Fitness Reports or Evaluations, and have passed their most recent Physical Fitness Assessment. Officers who have failed to select for promotion are not eligible. Perspective participants must meet character standards, i.e. no record of civil arrest/NJP, court-martials, failed drug screenings, etc. The Golden Ticket recipients are guaranteed a quota and an expedited return to AD within one year of release as long as they remain fully qualified. Silver Ticket recipients are afforded an expedited return to AD within two years of release, subject to the needs of the Navy and that they remain fully qualified. Golden Tickets, if not used within one year, will convert to Silver Tickets for an additional year. Silver Tickets not used within two years of release from AD expire. Sailors who accept a Golden or Silver Ticket prior to release from active duty will go into a minimum reserve status, known as Standby ReserveInactive (USNR-S2) status. In this reserve sta tus, Sailors will have no participation requirement and will not be eligible for promotion or advancement or be eli gible for health care, retirement points, Servicemembers Group Life Insurance and other benefits. The Date of Rank of officers and Time in Rate of enlisted TRP participants will be adjusted upon returning to AD. Sailors who return to active duty using TRP will maintain the last rating and pay grade held at the time of separation. BUPERS-3 is the approving authority for all TRP ticket request and will make determinations based on overall perfor mance, community health, and needs of the Navy. Once approved for a Golden or Silver Ticket, officer and enlisted per sonnel will have the option to accept or reject participation in the TRP prior to their release from AD. Sailor 2025 is comprised of nearly 45 initiatives to improve and modern ize personnel management and train ing systems to more effectively recruit, develop, manage, reward, and retain the force of tomorrow. It is focused on empowering Sailors, updating policies, procedures, and operating systems, and providing the right training at the right time in the right way to ensure Sailors are ready for the Fleet. Sailor 2025 is organized into three main lines of effort, specifically Personnel System Modernization, Ready Relevant Learning and Career Readiness. For more information on the TRP, see NAVADMIN 047/18 at mil. Retiree news: Getting your 1099-R From the NAS Jax Retired Activities Office Military retirees and annuitants receive a 1099-R tax statement either electronically via myPay or as a paper copy in the mail each year. Members can also request additional copies of their 1099-R tax statements in several different ways. myPay: Get your 1099R right away. myPay is your fastest and most secure option to obtain a copy of your 1099R and to manage your retirement account every day. Login to myPay, and print your 1099R out in the comfort of your own home. Telephone Self-Service: Not a myPay user yet? No need to wait on the phone, use a computer or speak to anyone. Telephone self service requests are logged instantly and are sent to your current address of record within three business days. Ask DFAS: Need to update your mailing address and have your 1099R resent? Submit a request to one of our customer care representa tives through the Internet. You can update your mailing address, enter your email address and request your 1099R. Your transaction will be logged instantly and it will be in the mail to you within seven to 10 busi ness days. Written Request: Do you prefer traditional mail? Send us a written request by fax or mail, but make sure you leave us time to reply. It may take us 30 to 60 days to process requests received by this means. Call: Members with unique situ ations can speak directly to one of your customer care representatives. Depending on call volume, you may have to wait on hold while we assist other customers. Getting a 1042-S If you receive a Form 1042-S instead of a Form 1099-R, call 800321-1080 for assistance. The Retired Activities Office can assist you with many issues. Appointments are not required, but call 542-5790 before coming into office. The office is located in Building 554. Navy announces Targeted Reentry Program CNRSE holds annual training for regional SARCs U.S. Navy photo A Navy Curtiss R-6 two-seat torpedo bomber seaplane is parked on a wood ramp circa 1916 at an unidentified harbor. When the United States entered World War I, the Navy saw an immediate need for an aircraft capable of patrolling the seas for German U-boats. Curtiss engineers modified their R-3 design to create the R-6 configuration with longer wings and powered by the 200 hp V2-3 engine. The Navy ordered 76 of these twin-float aircraft. Photo by MC1 Bria Reynolds Capt. Chuck Marks, U.S. Fleet Forces sexual assault and prevention (SAPR) officer, speaks to sexual assault response coordinators during a region al SAPR and SARC training seminar Feb. 27.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 3 USS Sioux City Crew visits VP-26 Lt. j.g. Joseph Brant VP-26 The Tridents of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 hosted a group of junior officers and enlisted operators from the free dom class littoral com bat ship (LCS), USS Sioux City (LCS 11) at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 12. Homeported at nearby Naval Station Mayport, it was just a short trip for the LCS crew to visit VP-26. The initiative, led by Sioux City Operations Officer Lt. Cmdr. Timothy Orth, aimed to familiarize his Sailors with the Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance Aircraft (mission and specifi cally the P-8A Poseidon aircraft capabilities in an effort to enhance opera tional interoperability. While visiting, the crew members enjoyed a detailed brief on the limi tations and capabilities of the P-8A. They were able to ask questions and discuss how the LCS and MPRA platforms can best integrate. Following the briefing, Sioux City crew members received a tour of the P-8A. Trident air crew operators stood ready to discuss their roles and responsibili ties on a Combat Aircrew and show the LCS Sailors around the aircraft. The visit served as unique professional mili tary education opportu nity for both commands. VP-5 detaches to Mildenhall Lt. j.g Jake Felton VP-5 Public Affairs The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron 5 detached to Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, England, Feb. 13 for an opportunity to work closely with their British counterparts. The detach ment provided Combat Air Crew 1 valuable expe rience in operat ing out of RAF Mildenhall, to include conduct ing two mis sion flights with personnel from the Mildenhallbased Air Force 95th Reconnaissance Squadron. This was a great opportunity to visit a new airfield and learn how out U.S. Air Force operates while conducting missions out of Mildenhall Air Base, said Lt. Megan Tyler, detachment officer in charge. The Royal Air Force were excep tional hosts and we look forward to any opportunity to work with them. Photo by Victor PItts FRCSE upgrades Hurricane Hunter Fleet Readiness Center Southeast artisans use forklifts to raise the tail section of a NOAA P-3C Hurricane Hunter aircraft to put the refurbished section in position to reattach to the rest of the aircraft. U.S. Navy Photo Patrol Squadron 5 detached to Royal Air Force (RAF) Mildenhall, England to conduct training flights with RAF's 95th Reconnaissance Squadron. Photo by MC2 Sean Morton AWO1 Casey Halliwell (left) from Patrol Squadron 26 gives a tour of a P-8A Poseidon to Sailors from the freedom class littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11) Feb. 12. The "Tridents" hosted the Sailors from LCS 11 as part of an effort to enhance interop erability between the two platforms.


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News In 1917, Woodrow Wilson was President. America had 48 states. John F. Kennedy was born. William Buffalo Bill Cody died. The Navy base at Norfolk, Virginia, was com missioned. Only 52 years had passed since the end of the Civil War. The grounds ofwhat is now Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville was also much different. Instead of concrete and brick, buildings were made of wood. Instead of cars and trucks rolling down paved roads, there were hors es on dirt roads. Instead of P-8A Poseidon airplanes and MH-60 Romeo helicopters taking off and landing, there were biplanes flying overhead. Yet 100 years ago, before NAS Jacksonville existed those things made up Camp Joseph E. Johnston, a U.S. Army quartermaster train ing camp that opened during World War I. Named after Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, Camp Johnston was commis sioned Oct. 15, 1917 on the grounds of a Florida National Guard Camp at Black Point on the St. Johns River. Camp Johnston was about half the size of NAS Jacksonville today, said Ron Williamson, NAS Jacksonville safety manager and unofficial base historian. The site was chosen because of the available lumber for the construction of buildings, the proximity of the river and artesian wells that provided clean drinking water. There were negative aspects of the site that almost derailed the camp, includ ing most of the land was lowlying swampy terrain, malar ial mosquitos and alligators of which one person said, I remember alligators in and around the camp as thick as fleas. Snakes were also numerous and problematic. Despite the drawbacks, construction began on the camp Oct. 1, 1917. At the peak of construction almost 9,000 workers toiled on the base and the entire camp of 547 build ings was completed in less than four months. Transporting construction workers from Jacksonville to the camp and back, proved to be a difficult problem to over come. They brought workers in by boat, Williamson said. They came from what is now the Bolles School area. A pier more than 257-feet long was built and steamboats would ferry men to and from the camp. A shuttle train was also built to bring in workers. The problem of the swampy ground was solved by manpower and ingenuity. They had to bring in When Camp Johnston was completed in 1917, there were 549 buildings, 48,016 feet of water lines, 47,269 feet of sewer lines, three miles of railroad tracks, 17 miles of pole lines, five miles of brick streets and six miles of fences. The main water tower at Camp Johnston was built in approximately the same location as the present day water towers. The tower provided all of the water needs for the camp. It stood through the 1930s when it was demolished to make way for a new one. After clearing sections of the camp of trees and shrubs, temporary tents were initially set up for Army personnel while construction was taking place. Tons of dirt was hauled in to raise roads. Almost all of the buildings, like these barracks, were built on stilts due to the swampy conditions. Additionally, 194 bridges were constructed across the camp's low areas. The Hostess House at Camp Johnston, located on the banks of the St. Johns River near where Hangar 140 is today, was used by camp officers. On Sunday afternoons, the officers would invite local Jacksonville women to have an after noon dinner, for which officers would wear their dress uniforms. . Camp Johnstons short history Buildings on Camp Johnston were elevated to get above the swampy grounds and they were typically completed in less than one week. More than one million feet of lumber was used to construct the camp's buildings, some of it coming from trees that were felled while clearing land for the camp. Trench and Camp, the Camp Johnston base newspaper dated April 24, 1918. The newspaper's motto was "Army news for Army men and their home folks." The camp would be closed just over a year after this issue was published. Two theaters were built on the camp grounds for the enter tainment of the troops. Built in less than a week, the identical American and Liberty Theatres were very popular on Friday and Saturday evenings. They both showed the latest movies and occasionally had live entertainment for the troops. See CAMP JOHNSTON, Page 5 100 years gone by .


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 5 tons of dirt to fill in low areas and to get everything out of the swamp, Williamson said. Also, almost all of the buildings were built on stilts to rise them above the wet ground. The population of Camp Johnston peaked at 27,000 men, most of whom saw service in Europe when their training was completed. Horse barns were built on the west side of U.S. 17, where Tillie Fowler Park is today. The barns held almost 4,000 horses and mules. There was also an aviation camp at Camp Johnston, Williamson said. They trained pilots here for World War I. They flew Curtiss JN-4 Jenny Hydroplanes. The landing area is near where Building 1 sits today. Since most of the Soldiers were going to see service in Europe, Williamson said the camp had a novel way to prepare them. In the wooded area on the westside of the base,they built roads and they put signs up with French town names to teach the Soldiers how to navigate unfamiliar road signs. Even though it was wartime, the men did have amenities to relax. Camp Johnston had two theaters that showed the latest movies and also had live entertainment for the troops. The camp also had five Knights of Columbus Halls that featured enter tainment for the men, as well as a library and a bowling alley. The Hostess House, also known as the dance pavilion, was whereSundayafternoon dinners would be held. Officers would wear their dress uniforms and they would invite wives or girlfriends to dine with them. The people of Jacksonville also opened their homes to the men. Invite a Soldier to dinner was a com mon slogan. Plans were in the works to increase the size Camp Johnston to 50,000 men, but the project was canceled when the war ended in November 1918. By February 1919, the camp was nearly deserted. Only a few Soldiers were left to guard the site. Camp Johnston was officially closed May 16, 1919. When they closed the camp, they let people of Jacksonville come in to take wood from the buildings for free, Williamson said. They just about dis assembled this place. As Camp Johnston was closing, Jacksonville was becoming a motion picture capital. In an effort to attract more studios to the city, plans were announced in 1921 to build the worlds largest movie pro duction center at Camp Johnston. The center would have film studios, movie sets and warehouses. The center produced one movie and then the project folded. The movie folks were causing problems for the city of Jacksonville, Williamson said. If they were filming a movie and they needed a fire truck in a scene, they would just call in a false alarm and the fire truck would come out and they would film it for free. In the following years, sections of the camp were cut up into subdivi sions, a campground and a state park. Camp Johnston lasted less than two years, but it set the stage for NAS Jacksonville, which was established in 1940 and is now the third largest Navy base in the United States. SEE MORE PHOTOS, Page 6 Like military bases the world over, physical training was an important part of life for Camp Johnston's Soldiers. Camp Johnston had an Army band that played at events and ceremonies held on the base. The band also gave very popular Sunday afternoon performances on the parade grounds and was invited numerous times to play events in down town Jacksonville. The area west of Roosevelt Boulevard and behind Yukon was where the horse barns were built. Almost 4,000 horses and mules were kept in this section of the camp. A narrow gauge railroad, running from what is now Yukon, was built to bring in construction materials to build Camp Johnston. Approximately 28,900 feet of temporary narrow gauge track was laid throughout the camp. Photos courtesy of Ron Williamson The first officers of Camp Johnston are pictured shortly after their arrival Nov. 2, 1917. Maj. Fred I. Wheeler (seated, left), the construction quartermaster, was in charge of camp construction. Wheeler stayed until construction was completed April 22, 1918. He and two other officers were known as the Three Musketeers around camp, and his staff adopted the saying "One for all and all for one" as they oversaw camp construction. Camp Johnston had three fire stations on the base, all equipped with the lat est firefighting equipment. There were no major fires reported during the time training was conducted at the camp. Firefighting training was important because all of the structures were made of wood. The letters on the fire truck stand for Quartermaster Camp United States Army. Postcards of Camp Johnston were made picturing life on base. A photo dated November 20, 1917 shows Camp Johnston in the early days of construction, which began in October 1917. CAMP JOHNSTON From Page 4


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 Meeker has printed everything from a piece of airduct tubing for a T-44 Pegasus trainer aircraft to a debris cover for an F414 engine that powers the F/A-18 Super Hornet. Whether for safety or performance, the new technology makes the process faster. Turnaround time is the major improvement, he said. You can print a part in a matter of hours and, if it doesnt fit or is designed wrong, you can just fix the design and print another one. In front of the machines stands a table with exam ples of the different pieces Meeker has designed and printed. Behind each one is a story of a problem solved or process quickened. If you have to manually make a form block or a drill tooling or line a machine up on holes, I can print something that will make that process faster, he said. FRCSE From Page 1 for all incentives and do not feel pressured into deal er add-ons they can remove them and he advised that buyers can save by doing your own pinstriping. Baker also spoke about credit management at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit, Jacksonville. He highlighted how hard and soft credit inquiries affect credit and how to fix your credit. Bakers advice was to never pay for credit counseling as there are many organizations locally that can help for free. He also stressed the impor tance of contacting credit card companies about the Servicemember Civil Relief Act, so lower interest rates can be obtained for military members. Even though I have been retired for two years, I recently called and got a $5,000 credit on a card Ive had since 2003, Baker said. Youths at the Youth Activities Center also learned about the benefits of saving money. Participants were handed paper money and Baker showed them a three-step process with jars on how to share, save and spend. Baker asked the children how they chose to spend their money and talked about how to save money while shopping. Im going to tell my parents that I need to put my money in a bank account, said Cassidy Kelly, age 8. The week wrapped up with presentations by VyStar Credit Union representatives, who helped sponsor the event by donating $25 gift cards that were given away at each brief and goody bags for the children. Baker stressed that some financial classes are held quarterly for those who missed some of the classes. For class information or questions, contact Baker at 542-5635 or email at Neither the U.S. Navy, nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services. CAMP JOHNSTON From Page 5 Men stationed on Camp Johnston enjoy a meal served outside. The camp's rifle range was the second largest in the United States. Completed in early 1914 by the state militia, it had 157 targets and ranges for rifles as well as machine guns. The range was on the current site of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville runways. This photo dated Oct. 26, 1917 shows Camp Johnston's pier being built. When finished, the pier would be more than 257 feet in length and steamboats would routinely dock to it. During construction of the camp, workers would be ferried in and depart from this pier daily. MILITARY SAVES From Page 1 Photo by Clifford Davis Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) tool design er Randy Meeker removes a 3D-printed drill fixture for an F/A-18 tail brace from its support material and foundation sheet. The drill fixture will allow artisans on the FRCSE F/A-18 line to quickly and accurately line-up drill holes in the right location, saving time. Photos by Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center financial educator John Baker holds up jars and describes a system to save, spend and share at the Youth Activities Center Feb. 28. Credit management is discussed at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville by Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center financial educator John Baker dur ing Military Saves Week. Baker spoke about what to look for on a credit report. rf Command Quarters Several Sailors were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Command Quarters March 1. (From left, front row) ABH2 Kristopher Hinton, IT1 Tyler Simonsen and STG2 Jonathan Schaibily. (Back row, from left) NAS Jax Command Master Chief Jeffrey Waters, BM2 David Manning, NCC Edwin Perezavila and NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor. Photo by Kaylee LaRocque


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 7 From Navy Office of Information The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Womens History Month throughout the month of March. ALNAV 007/18 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special obser vances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination. Women have served in the Navy as nurses dating back to the 1800s, most notably dur ing the Civil War when the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard USS Red Rover, the Navys first hospital ship. In 1948, women gained perma nent status in the Navy with the passage of the Womens Armed Services Integration Act. Womens History Month is a time to reflect on and express gratitude to the trailblazers who demonstrated unparal leled courage, tenacity and vision, sometimes in the face of systemic headwinds, to chart a course for todays women who proudly and honorably serve in the U.S. Navy, said Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare/director of naval intel ligence. Over the last century, women have served aboard auxiliary ships beginning in 1978 and on combatant ships beginning in 1994. In 2016, the Department of Defense opened all military occupations and positions to women. Female Sailors and civil ians play an integral role in the success of the Navy as part of the One Navy Team. Women serve in every rank from sea men to admiral and hold nearly every job from naval aviator to deep-sea diver. Twenty percent of the Navys enlisted force is women, including eight per cent of all senior and master chiefs. Nineteen percent of the officer force and 10 percent of all admirals are comprised of women. In the Navys civilian work force, 27 percent are women and 26 percent are Senior Executive Service members. According to the September 2016 One Navy Team memo from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John M. Richardson, actively being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives will produce leaders and teams who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible perfor mance, who achieve and main tain high standards, and are ready for decisive operations and combat. Diversity also influences various thoughts, ideas, skill sets and experiences which ultimately helps increase the effectiveness of the Navy. Integrating Sailors and civil ians from diverse backgrounds enables the Navy to recruit and retain the nations top talent from a wide pool of skilled per sonnel. A complete educational pre sentation, including a down loadable educational poster on Womens History month, can be requested from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) by email at deomi Photo by MC3 Juan Cubano A special Rosie the Riveter cake was created culinary special ists aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in honor of Women's History Month. The event honored iconic Navy women such as Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, Capt. Sarah Joyner and Chief Yeoman Loretta Walsh. Navy celebrates Womens History Month Photo by Jacob Sippel NAS Jax celebrates Black history Cmdr. Cecilia Brown, Naval Hospital Jacksonville oral surgeon and guest speaker, discusses the impact African Americans have had on the Navy during an African American/Black History Month celebration at Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles base chapel. This annual celebration recognizes the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans and it has been recognized since 1976 by every U.S president during February. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 From VP-26 Public Affairs Office The Tridents of Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 held a presentation and a static display for 35 U.S. Naval Sea Cadets from the American Pride Squadron Feb. 23. The Tridents held the presentation in an effort to educate the Sea Cadets on the mission of VP squadrons and the P-8A Poseidon aircraft. This was a great opportunity for the squadron to showcase the different missions of patrol squadrons in the Navy, said Lt. j.g. Rachelle Ammond, the Tridents hosting officer. It was neat because we could very well be show ing the P-8A Poseidon to the next generation of U.S. Sailors. The cadets spent time touring the aircraft and receiving a presentation of the varied missions and capabilities of a VP squadron. While on board the aircraft, the cadets were given an overview of the aircrew survival vest and took turns sitting in the flight deck. The cadets were able to ask the oper ators any questions that came to mind. This was amazing, said Nick Rosa, one of the cadets. Ive never been so close to an active duty aircraft. The Tridents are cur rently homeported at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and are gearing up to deploy to the U.S. 6 th Fleet area of operations in the fall of 2018. Sea Cadets visit VP-26 A group of Sea Cadets from the American Pride Squadron gather in front of a P-8A Poseidon with Sailors from Patrol Squadron 26 while on a tour of the squad ron Feb. 23. Photos by MC2 Sean Morton Lt. Alison Zychlewicz Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 leads a group of Sea Cadets from the American Pride Squadron Feb. 23. The "Tridents" held a static display of a P-8A Poseidon aircraft for the cadets in an effort to educate them on the mission of VP squadrons and the P-8A. Nease NJROTC hosts Promotion and Awards Ceremony By Scott LaRochelle Nease High School NJROTC held its winter Promotion and Awards Ceremony on the campus parade deck Feb. 27, recognizing the cadet corps for exceptional performance during the past quarter. Five cadet company commanders conducted distinctive formal military ceremonies throughout the school day during their respective class periods. As part of their leadership training, cadet company command ers organized, planned and executed the entire ceremonies. Active duty recruiters from the United States Army, Marine Corps and Navy along with a retired Navy captain assisted in the presentation of awards. Watching the naval science instructors lead these ceremonies in the past made it look so easy, said Alpha Company Commander Heather Hunter. But when all the responsi bility from start to finish was in my hands I definitely felt a ton of pres sure to perform. In addition to Hunter, Company Commanders Hailey Moorefield, Dominic Baywal, Emily Blackford and Erin Sass led their cadets in ceremo nies replete with the formal customs and courtesies seen in active duty events. Of the 225 member corps of cadets, 95 cadets received promotions. To be promoted, cadets must pass a written examination and complete a mini mum number of community service hours. The higher ranks require more demanding exams and greater community service hours. In addi tion to the promotions, more than 500 Navy JROTC medals and ribbons were presented to the cadets for meet ing requirements in Unit Service, Community Service, Drill Team, Physical Fitness and Color Guard. Proud parents were invited during the ceremony to pin the new ranks on their cadet. The two most prestigious awards presented during the day were the Sailors of the Quarter awards given to the top performers the past quar ter. Cadets Tatiana Donnelly and Dylan Dosio received these esteemed awards. Nease NJROTC has been recog nized as the #1 NJROTC unit in Area12 (northern Florida and State of Georgia) for five of the past six years, and was the Most Outstanding Unit in the Nation in 2015. rf ntb fr f Courtesy photos Nease High School NJROTC Cadet Konnor Matthews leads his platoon during the winter Promotions and Awards Ceremony Feb. 27. Nease High School NJROTC Naval Science Instructor Duane Hanson presents the Sailor of the Quarter award to Cadet Tatiana Donnelly during the winter Promotions and Awards Ceremony. Chris Stanley pins the rank of Cadet Seaman on his daughter Ashley Stanley during the Nease High School NJROTC winter Promotions and Awards Ceremony. Photos by Julie M. Lucas The Lake Nona, Florida, Sea Cadets are entertained dur ing a military working dog demonstration while touring Naval Air Station Jacksonville Feb. 23. The group also toured a squadron and had lunch at the Flight Line Caf. Sea Cadets Naval Air Station Jacksonville's BM3 Benjamin Sheil (left) and Lt. Cmdr. Al Dozier hand out life jackets to Sea Cadets from Lake Nona, Florida, during a tour of the base Feb. 23. This was the group's first time visiting the station. MA2 Robert Muccino and Military Working Dog Bruno.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 9 By Rodney Foushee Deputy Public Affairs Officer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Patients at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville now have the option of hav ing a hip or knee replacement done on an outpatient basisgoing home the same day as their surgery. Capt. Michael Robinson, M.D., per formed Navy Medicines first same-day hip replacement at NH Jacksonville Jan. 23. Robinson, a fellowship-trained ortho pedic surgeon, has now performed sever al more outpatient hip and knee replace ment surgeries at the hospital. Candidates for hip and knee replace ments are generally not sick, Robinson said. With advancements in surgi cal technique, pain control and mini mal blood loss in surgery, healthy joint patients now have the option of going home the same day. This is a win-win for the patient they get to sleep in their own bed, eat their own food and avoid being around sick people at a hospital, Robinson said. Patients begin physical therapy in the recovery room and are safely discharged to their home. Though outpatient joint replacements are being performed in private surgi cal centers in the United States, they are rare for hospitals. At most hospitals,hip replacementpatients can expect a oneto three-night hospital stay. Total hip replacement surgery restores range of motion and helps relieve arthritic pain. The procedure includes removing the patients worn-out ball-and-socket joint and replacing it with a metal socket and a metal or ceramic ball attached to the femur. Candidates for outpatient hip replace ment are pre-selected and educated long before the day of surgery, Robinson said. The patient must be healthy with no underlying problems such as diabetes or obesity. A same-day hip replacement patient must complete pre-surgery edu cation and pre-surgery physical therapy. They also must have a good support net work at home to assist with transporta tion and other needs, and a safe environ ment to avoid trips and falls. Patients are only released from the hospital once their pain is well controlled and they are medi cally stable. Catherine Baker, 67, was glad to be able to go home from the hospital soon er, after Robinson completed her hip replacement. She was discharged at 2 p.m. to her home on the day of her sur gery. Nothing beats the comfort of your own home for getting better, said Baker, a retired Navy nurse with 20 years of ser vice. You need to start moving as soon as possible after hip surgery to speed heal ing and decrease the chance of blood clots. And to be quite honest, you move around more at home than in a hospital. You dont have a call button at home to push every time you want something! Baker is highly satisfied with her out patient hip replacement surgery at NH Jacksonville. She has always been very active and pushes herself to stay fit. Robinson has been following her prog ress with in-person visits at the hospital as well as using Navy Medicines new Navy Care app for virtual follow-up visits. Im recovering quicker this time, than when I had my other hip replaced by Dr. Robinson with an inpatient hospital stay, Baker said. Im doing very well. Four weeks after surgery and I am walk ing up to six miles a day! By Cheryl Masters Registered Dietitian and Health Promotion Specialist, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month. The theme for 2018 is Go Further with Food, a reminder that each one of us holds the tool to make healthier food choices. Making small changes dur ing National Nutrition Month, and over time, will help improve your health now and into the future. Going further with food is important for many reasons. Whether its starting the day off with a healthy break fast or eating right for an athletic event, the foods you choose can make a big difference. Preparing foods at home, rather than eating out, can be healthier and save you money in the long run. Some ways in which we can make better choices are: Include a variety of healthful foods, from all of the food groups, on a regular basis. Consider the foods you have on hand before buy ing more. Buy only the amount that can be eaten or fro zen within a few days. Plan ways to use leftovers later in the week. Be mindful of portion sizes. Eat and drink the amount thats right for you, as ChooseMyPlate. gov encourages us to do. Continue to use good food safety practices. Find activities that you enjoy, and be physically active most days of the week. Realize the benefits of healthy eating, by con sulting with a health care professional. Find out more, includ ing your personal daily calorie limit, at www. or call Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Wellness Center at 904-542-5292. The Wellness Center is located next to Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles Fitness Center. March is National Nutrition Month Photo by Jacob Sippel HM2 Erica Pinkney reaches for an apple at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles galley. JOIN TODAY! 800-45-DUCKS A CFC participant provided as a public service Photo by Jacob Sippel Capt. Michael Robinson, an orthope dic surgeon at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville, reviews Catherine Bakers recovery from same-day hip replace ment surgery, at her one-month fol low-up visit Feb. 27. Robinson per formed Navy Medicines first same-day hip replacement at NH Jacksonville with Baker Jan. 23. He has performed several more outpatient hip and knee replacement surgeries since. Doing the procedure on a same-day, outpatient basis offers benefits to patients when its medically appropriate. Naval Hospital Jacksonville completes first same-day hip replacement Photo by Jacob Sippel MSC opportunity Capt. David Collins, Naval Hospital Jacksonville commanding officer, discusses with Sailors from across Naval Air Station Jacksonville opportunities to become a Medical Service Corps (MSC) officer. MSC is Navy Medicines most diverse corps, comprised of health care administrators, clinicians and scientists. These medical professionals are trained and focused on ensuring warfighters medical readiness, whenever they are called upon.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 8, 2018 Team Navy ready for DOD Warrior Games By MC3 Kristopher S. Haley Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, Detachment Southeast The top 40 athletes have earned their spot in Team Navy and will now make their way to this years Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games, an adaptive sports competition for wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans. The 2018 Team Navy tri als, which were host ed by Commander, Navy Installations Commands Navy Wounded Warrior Safe Harbor program, came to a close Feb. 24 at Naval Station Mayport. The Navys adaptive sports program provides a critical pathway to recovery for these resilient warriors, said Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, com mander of Navy Installations Command, who oversees the 11 regions and 71 installations worldwide that are foundation al to fleet and warfighter readi ness. Watching these athletes compete provides many with a renewed appreciation for life. The teamwork and the cama raderie that exist within and between these athletes are indescribably powerful and inspirational. Approximately 70 athletes competed in various paralym pic-style events, including track and field, swimming, shoot ing, archery, sitting volleyball, cycling and wheelchair basket ball. Those who made the Navy roster will face off with athletes from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command as well as the Australian Defence Force and the United Kingdom Armed Forces June 2-9 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its more than just a sport, said Kile Putman, one of the Team Navys adaptive field coaches. Its about coming together with a common thread of our body is just not what it once was. Sports allow service members to set specific goals to obtain. That technique can be applied to daily lives in the recovery process. It gives a chance to set a standard for their lives that they wish to obtain. Along with the physical recovery and rehabilitation benefits, the Team Navy trials and the DoD Warrior Games help build new relationships with other competitors who have like-minded drives and experiences while supporting strong social networks and a sense of community they can rely on during their path to recovery. Were all here to compete, every one wants to make the team and go to the Warrior Games, said CT1 Tyson Schmidt, 2018 Team Navy Trials participant. Our com petitiveness is equally matched by support. Whether youre the first person to finish a race or the last one to finish a swim, the volume of cheers and sup port doesnt change. Navy Wounded Warrior Safe Harbor provides Sailors and Coast Guardsmen as well as their families with nonmedical care while they are recovering from serious illness or injury. There are approxi mately 4,000 Sailors and Coast Guardsmen currently enrolled in the program. To learn more, log onto www.navywounded Soccer league forming 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 in the evenings. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 9. Greybeard softball league forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD Contractors, military dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees age 30 and up. The games are played at lunch time on Tuesdays. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. Intramural softball league forming 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 in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD Contractors, Dependents at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees. The games are played in the evenings. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department to receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster is due March 16. 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 a.m. 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 Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by March 23. 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 Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by March 23. 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. 2930 to get more information about the tennis lessons and to make an appointment for a lesson. Private Lessons 90 minutes = $60 Additional hours if person takes more than two hours per together is 8. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail Standings As of March 2 Badminton Doubles Team Wins Losses NAVFAC Clear 3 1 NAVFAC Ray Ban Shades 1 3 Winter Basketball Team Wins Losses NAVHOSP B 6 0 HITRON 1 6 4 on 4 Flag Football Team Wins Losses Winter Golf Teams Wins Losses MPRWS 3 0 CNATTU 2 2 FACSFAC Blue 1 3 Skeet Teams Wins Losses CNATTU Skeet Happens 1 3 NAS Jax Buffs 1 3 Photo by MC3 Markus Castaneda AD3 Chris Suter rides in a hand bike during a cycling practice in Norfolk, Virginia, as part of the 2014 Wounded Warrior Team Navy Trials. The Navy Trials is an annual event athletic competition hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee that brings together more than 200 wounded warriors from all branches of military service. NAS Jax Sports Courtesy photo Racquetball champs There were 10 players in the Captain's Cup Racquetball Double Elimination Tournament from Feb. 26 March 1. John Knox (right), a DoD civilian with Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, won the tournament with no losses and AWF1 Shawn Lawson of Patrol Squadron 62 finished second with two losses, both coming from Knox.


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