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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 15 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018 NEW XO NAS Jax Welcomes Weiss Page 3 NAVY RUN 5K and 10K Pages 4-5 CNRSE Celebrates SAAPM Page 8 From Staff Capt. Sean Haley will relin quish command of Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) to Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor during a change of command ceremony April 12 at 10 a.m. at Hangar 117. Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) will be the guest speaker. The stations 100 tenant com mands including 15 squad rons, thousands of civilians and Sailors, along with their families, have benefitted due to Haleys staunch leadership during major projects improv ing military readiness. His tour as commanding officer is characterized by unmatched readiness and sup port to the fleet, fighter and family. Haley masterfully ensured the largest installation in the Navy Region Southeast, and third-largest in the Navy, delivered the most effective and efficient readiness from the shore by setting the high est standards of excellence in all areas of business enhance ments, innovation, quality of life, quality of service, and sup port. Specific accomplishments include leading station per sonnel through two major hurricanes, Matthew (2016) and Irma (2017), ensuring Sailors, families and civilians remained safe and recovery efforts were effectively expe dited. The station also provid ed support to Texas following Hurricane Harvey and Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Improving quality of life and service to more than 200,000 monthly patrons, NAS Jax staff partnered with the Defense Commissary Agency to build a new commissary. They also partnered with Navy Exchange Command to renovate the existing facility. Haley was also the driv ing force behind installation awards including: Secretary of the Navy Blue Energy Award; Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award for Environmental Quality, Industrial; City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Environmental Achievement Award in the government/institutional category; City of Jacksonville Keep Jacksonville Beautiful Award; Florida Department of Environmental Protection Clean Marina Award; Morale Welfare and Recreation earned their first 5-Star Accreditation; the Child Youth Program maintained their accredi tation with the National Association for the Education of Young Children; award ed seventh consecutive CEL A List Award for Excellence in Customer Service; CEL Platinum Award and Crystal Award for outstanding unac companied housing excellence; Navys Best Navy Lodge Award; nominated by Commander, Navy Region Southeast for the annual Capt. Edward F. Ney Award Large General Mess Category at the galley; CNIC FY17 Retention 00Excellence Award and several other awards and accreditations. Haley will continue his naval career as he takes over as the CNRSE chief of staff. Connor was commissioned in June 1993 after graduat ing from the United States Merchant Marine Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Systems. After receiving his Wings of Gold in October 1996, he reported as a selectively retained graduate to VT-21 at NAS Kingsville, Texas where he served as a flight instruc tor in the T-45A Goshawk. Upon completion of FA-18 VP-5 returns home following deployment to U.S. 4 th 6 th Fleets By Lt. j.g. Mary Carter Jordan VP-5 Public Affairs The Mad Foxes of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 returned home to Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) April 10, after completing a six-month, dual site P-8A Poseidon deployment to the U.S. 4 th Fleet and U.S. 6 th Fleet areas of responsibility (AOR). In the 4 th Fleet AOR, VP-5 success fully completed the first ever opera tional P-8A deployment in support of U.S. Southern Command. While conducting operations primarily out of Cooperative Security Location Comalapa, El Salvador, VP-5 air crews and aircraft were able to bring the Poseidons modern sensors and increased range to the seas of Central and South America. Operations included numerous counter-narcotics missions resulting in the seizure or disruption of over 33,000 kilograms of illegal narcotics with a street value of over $2 billion. VP-8 Fighting Tigers return from deployment From VP-8 The Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 are returning home from a highly successful deployment to the 7th Fleet area of responsibility April 8, flying missions in support of Commander, Task Force (CTF) 72. Over the course of their six-month Western Pacific deployment, VP-8s 12 combat air crews (CAC) flew more than 600 operational sorties, encom passing 3,500 flight hours while main taining a 100 percent mission com pletion rate. The Fighting Tigers ushered in a new era for 7 th Fleet and CTF-72, deploying with Fleet Release 45 software, which brought a number of enhancements to maritime domain awareness. The squadron also main tained a robust theater security and cooperation schedule, which saw them complete 15 detachments to nine dif ferent countries around the region. Connor takes helm from Haley in change of command ceremony Capt. Sean Haley Capt. Michael Connor Photos by Hannah Simmons PR2 Ayayi Dalmedia of Patrol Squadron 5, holds his 4-month-old daughter Dede for the first time after returning from a six-month deployment, while his wife Jacqui happily looks on. Photos by Julie M. Lucas AWO1 Ken Peneueta of Patrol Squadron 8, receives a hero's welcome from children Leiana and Kanoa April 2. AE3 Theresa Daniels of Patrol Squadron 5, embraces her mother, Debra, after returning home from a six-month deployment. ADAN Katie Hansen gets a wel come home lick from her new furry friend Kona, a 5-month-old German Shepherd, April 2 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Hansen returned from a six-month deployment with Patrol Squadron 8. See COMMAND, Page 6 See VP-5, Page 10 See VP-8, Page 10


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 From Staff April 12 1861 Civil War begins when Confederates fire on Fort Sumter, in Charleston, S.C. 1911 Lt. Theodore Ellyson qualifies as first naval aviator. 1962 U.S. Navy demonstrates new landing craft with retractable hydrofoils, LCVP (H). 1975 Operation Eagle Pull evacuation from Cambodia. 1981 First launch of re-useable Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-1) with all-Navy crew. Retired Capt. John Young com manded, while Lt. Cmdr. Robert Crippen was the pilot. Mission duration was 2 days, 6 hours, and 20 minutes. Sixteen of the shuttles heat-shielding silicon tiles were lost and 148 damaged during reen try. 1993 Aircraft from USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) and NATO forces begin enforcing the no-fly zone over the Bosnia in Operation Deny Flight. April 13 1847 Naval Forces begin five-day bat tle to capture several towns in Mexico. 1861 Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces. 1960 Navys navigation satellite, Transit, placed into orbit from Cape Canaveral, and demonstrates ability to launch another satellite. April 14 1898 Commissioning of first Post Civil War hospital ship, USS Solace. 1969 North Korean aircraft shoots down Navy EC-121 reconnaissance air craft from VQ-1 over the Sea of Japan. 1988 USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG-58) strikes Iranian mine off Qatar. 1989 First Navy ship arrives on scene to assist in Exxon Valdez oil spill clean up. April 15 1885 Naval forces land at Panama to protect American interests during revo lution. 1912 USS Chester and USS Salem sailed from Massachusetts to assist RMS Titanic survivors. 1918 First Marine Aviation Force formed at Marine Flying Field, Miami, Fla. 1961 Launching of first nuclear-pow ered frigate, USS Bainbridge, at Quincy, Mass. 1962 USS Princeton brought first Marine helicopters to Vietnam. This was first Marine advisory unit to arrive in South Vietnam. 1986 Operation Eldorado Canyon, Navy aircraft from USS America (CV66) and USS Coral Sea (CV-43) attack Libya in conjunction with USAF aircraft after Libya linked to terrorist bombing of West Berlin discotheque that killed one American and injured 78 others. April 16 1863 Union gunboats pass Confederate batteries at Vicksburg. 1924 Navy commences relief opera tions in Mississippi Valley floods, lasting until 16 June. 1947 Act of Congress gives Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank. 1959 Helicopters from USS Edisto begin rescue operations in Montevideo, Uruguay. By 26 April they had carried 277 flood victims to safety. April 17 1778 Sloop-in-war Ranger captures British brig. April 18 1848 U.S. Navy expedition to explore the Dead Sea and the River Jordan, com manded by Lt. William Lynch, reaches the Dead Sea. 1906 Navy assists in relief operations during San Francisco earthquake and fire. 1942 USS Hornet (CV-8) launches 16 of Lt. Col. James Doolittles U.S. Army Air Corps B-24 bombers for first attack on Japanese homeland. 1988 Navy destroys two Iranian sur veillance platforms, sinks one frigate and one patrol ship, and severely dam ages a second frigate in retaliation for attack on USS Samuel B. Roberts (FFG 58). By Lisa Smith Molinari Reality has set in. Theres no turning back. The kids are going off to college. And someone has to pay for it. It all seemed like a distant dream last fall when we signed up for campus tours. Sure, we can visit that private uni versity that costs $68,000 per year, we said, believing that something would intervene financial aid, scholarships, public outcry, a Martian invasion, the Tooth Fairy to make college afford able. Back then, high school graduation was so far off, we didnt need to think it all through. Somehow, it would all work out. In the meantime, college counselors encouraged our kids to explore their educational dreams regardless of the price, as if military families had unlim ited budgets. And as if taking out mas sive student loans wouldnt translate into our kids living in our basements until they reach their thirties. Now, here we are in April. The month when high school seniors sort through their acceptance letters, revisit colleges, and make their choice. And we, the parents, are hyperventi lating into paper bags because we know the bills are coming. But put down those smelling salts, because the GI Bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program can make college affordable for military families. Legend has it that one night at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., American Legion commander Harry Colmery scribbled an idea on a nap kin for military veterans returning from WWII to receive federal unemployment pay, educational benefits, and loans to buy property to help them adjust after service. That idea eventually became the Servicemens Readjustment Act, better known as the GI Bill of Rights, which was signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on June 22, 1944. The bill saw many revisions over the decades, most notably the 1984 Montgomery GI Bill which added an opt-in program for new recruits, and the 2008 Post 9/11 GI Bill which offered veterans serving on or after Sept. 11, 2001 the ability to transfer unused edu cational benefits to family members. This expansion also added the Yellow Ribbon Program which allows schools to voluntarily fund tuition expenses that exceed either the annual maxi mum cap for private institutions or the resident tuition and fees for a public institution. The institution can contrib ute up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution. (Seehttps://www.benefits. bon_info_schools.asp.) And finally, the Harry W. Colmery (the napkin scribbler) Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, known as the Forever GI Bill, which eliminates the 15-year limit on using benefits for recent enlistees, offers extra money for those pursuing STEM degrees, and includes reservists, sur viving dependents, and Purple Heart recipients. Today, the GI Bill covers about $22,800 annual tuition plus housing and books for four years. This amount is based on average in-state tuition, but it doesnt cover all costs at many pricey universities today, which is why the Yellow Ribbon Program is used as a supplement. When our first child, Hayden was searching for colleges back in 2014, we limited his search to in-state schools and schools that participated in the Yellow Ribbon Program. By searching the state-by-state list of Yellow Ribbon participating schools on the VA website ( yellow_ribbon/yrp_list_2017.asp), Hayden compiled a long list of schools that we could afford using most of my husbands transferred GI Bill benefits. Thanks to these programs, Hayden will graduate from a top-notch research institution in May with a well-paid job as a software engineer, no significant student loans, and no plans to live in our basement until his thirties. We considered telling our second child, Anna, that that she was limited to what was in the change jar on the kitch en counter, but luckily, she was offered a competitive financial aid package from her university. And as for Lilly, our high school senior who has her heart set on another leafy upstate private college, we still have enough GI Bill benefits left to cover one year of tuition, housing and books. After that, we may need those smell ing salts. 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. Michael Connor Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss 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 Meat & Potatoes of Life U.S. Navy photo On April 21, 1950, VC-5 Commanding Officer Capt. John Hayward made the first takeoff of the AJ-1 heavy attack plane from the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea (CV-43). His pilots completed carrier qualifications in August and become the first operational AJ-1 Savage squadron. The AJ-1 aircraft above is landing aboard USS Wasp (CV-18) in March of 1952. Yellow Ribbon Program helps families yellow-bellied over tuition April: Month of military child By Sallie Cauthers DeCA Marketing and Mass Media Specialist To help celebrate April as the Month of the Military Child, commissaries are joining exchanges and other on-post resale outlets in offering a variety of giveaways and savings for the entire family. Children in military households face unique challenges because of the demands of military life, said Tracie Russ, DeCAs sales director. So at the Defense Commissary Agency, we want to acknowledge them and do all we can to provide their families with great val ues for their commissary benefit. DeCAs industry partners vendors, suppliers and brokers are collabo rating with commissaries in April to offer discounts beyond everyday sav ings. Overseas stores may have substi tute events for certain promotional pro grams. Also, the Savings Center link on the DeCA website, www.commissaries. com has more information on coupons, promotions, commissary store brands and more. Customers are asked to check their local commissary for details on dates and times for the following promotions: Fill Your Fridge for Free. Throughout April, MILITARY STAR card holders who use their card twice in both the commissary and any military exchange will automatically be eligible for the Fill Your Fridge for Free sweep stakes. One hundred winners will each receive a $300 commissary gift card. For more details, go to www.MyECP. com/CustomerAds/Page/Exchange. com 5-2-1-0. For the entire month of April, commissaries worldwide will use Month of the Military Child as an opportunity to promote the importance of healthier lifestyles for children. The 5-2-1-0 message remains the call to action: Eat five fruits and vegetables every day; limit recreational screen time to two hours or less daily; get one hour or more of physical activity every day and avoid all drinks with sugar. Check your commissary for dates and times for tours highlighting the nutri tional value of fresh fruits and vegeta bles along with recipes, food samplings and giveaways. Thank You for Your Service Sidewalk Sale. Commissaries world wide will be conducting this sidewalk sale starting April 16 and continuing through May 31. The sidewalk sales are planned in conjunction with Mays Military Appreciation Month. Every commissary worldwide will have a weekend twoor three-day outdoor (weather permitting) sidewalk sale, offering extra savings including special deals on some case and club pack items. Several commissaries will be partner ing with their neighbor, the exchange. Check with your local commissary for local dates and times. Second Annual Coloring Contest for Kids During April, commissary patrons will see displays describing how they can enter their coloring entry for a chance to be displayed on a reus able commissary grocery bag. Winning Commissaries join exchanges, other base resale outlets to offer extra savings, giveaways See MILITARY CHILD, Page 6


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 3 By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News For Capt. Brian Weiss, becoming Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles (NAS Jax) new executive officer (XO) means coming home. What I am most excited about is to come back to Mother Jacksonville, said Weiss, who was born in Titusville, Florida.This really is home for me. I started out in VP-30 after get tingwinged. Weiss is also happy to be part of what he calls a winning team. Its not by happenstance that NAS Jacksonville has such a great reputation. It is through the hard work and dedica tion of the deckplate Sailors on up to the commanding officer and executive offi cer. I am proud to be part of that. A P-3C tactical coordinator and instructor, Weiss got his love of aviation from his father, whom he called his big gest influence. My first time in a plane was when I was three-years-old with my father, he said. Even today, he lives near here and he has a couple of planes that we fly. He is someone I look up to and I fashioned my life to be more like my dad. Weiss said Navy influences on his career were too many to name. In the Navy, Ive had so many good leaders. You learn a lot from the good and you learn a lot from the bad. In addition to those who influenced him, there were also training pipelines, on-the-job training and the naval insti tutions that helped him grow as a junior officer. The special thing about the Navy is there doesnt have to be one person, he said. That is what wardrooms and the chiefs mess are all about. They do a great job of shaping an individual. If you are not doing it right, they are going to be the first to tell you. As he progressed in his career, Weiss came to appreciate the importance of what he was taught. As you get more and more senior, you look back and you realize how much you relied on that mentorship that comes early on in your career and beyond. Weiss took the leadership lessons he learned to Patrol Squadron 9, where he served as XO and then as commanding officer (CO). It was one of his goals to have a personal relationship with every indi vidual in the squadron. At the end of my time as XO, I felt comfortable leading up to the job as CO because I knew all of my Sailors. He wants to take the same approach in his position of XO of NAS Jax, but acknowledges it will be more difficult because of the number of people on the base. The biggest adjustment here is that there are so many folks, he said. It is going to be more difficult because you are stretched in a lot of different ways. I look forward to it. It is a great opportunity, but it is also a challenge. Other key aspects of leadership for Weiss is communication and the ability to listen. I think being a communicator is key but you really have to know your people too, he said. You have to get out with them. You cant park yourself behind a computer screen. You have to have deckplate inter action. You need to push out and be vis ible. You need to see what is going on. For Weiss, the new role is all about giv ing back to those that have the jobs that he once did. It is really neat to come here and give back to the warfighters, he said. I am not flying anymore, but I have the opportu nity to help those who fly and those who support the aviation side to accomplish their mission. Ive spent the last 23 years receiving services and support from the installations, now I have the opportunity to give back and help provide support, from an installation standpoint, to the tenant commands. Weiss and his family have settled in at NAS Jax for his tour. I really have a terrific and supportive family, he said. They were my rock in Japan during a very challenging assign ment. It is a privilege to be back here in Jacksonville and to be part of a team that supports the mission, values its Sailors and is always looking for ways to better itself, said Weiss. That is a winning combination. It is going to be an interest ing and fun next three years. We are all buckling in for the ride! Photo by Reggie Jarrett Capt. Brian Weiss is the newly appoint ed executive officer of Naval Air Station Jacksonville. New NAS Jax XO excited to come home Capt. Sean Haley, Naval Air Station Jacksonville commanding officer, walks away from the MH-60 Romeo helicopter he flew on his last flight April 9. Haley was accompanied on the flight by Cmdr. Nicholas Deleo, Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 commanding officer. Photos by Reggie Jarrett Skipper's last flight Capt. Sean Haley, Naval Air Station Jacksonville commanding offi cer, brings a MH-60 Romeo in for a landing on his final flight April 9. "It was awesome," Haley said. "It felt like I was back in squadron command." Haley commanded Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 from 2010-11.


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Annual event brings out 300+ runners By Demi M. Cruz MWR Marketing The Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR) Fitness Department hosted its 13 th annual Capt. Chuck Cornett Navy Run 5K/10K April 7 aboard NAS Jacksonville (NAS Jax) in the Navy Exchange (NEX) Convenience Stores parking lot. More than 300 run ners participated in this years event, choosing either the 5K or 10K. The initial run first launched in the 70s while Cornett served as executive officer for NAS Jax. The run was officially renamed in 2005 to honor Cornett, who carried such a passion for run ning that he also co-founded the Florida Striders Track Club. Among the hundreds of run ners was NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor, who welcomed all runners, acknowledged appreciation for volunteers, staff members and sponsors. He finished first in his age group for the 5K run. Awards were given to the top runners in each age and gender group for both the 5K and 10K runs. Prizes were then distributed to race par ticipants and included NEX shoe gift certificates, gift cards to the NEX, passes to Catty Shack Ranch, tickets, T-shirts and dugout certificates from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and a gift basket from Tropical Smoothie Caf. Thank you to our sponsors: Vystar Credit Union, First Command, Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, Catty Shack Wildlife Ranch, Tropical Smoothie Caf, AAFMAA, Hughston Clinic Orthopaedics and the NEX. Neither the U.S. Navy, NAS Jacksonville, MWR or Jax Air News, nor any part of the federal government, officially endorses any company, sponsor or their products or services. Captain Chuck Cornett Navy Run 5K/10K More than 300 runners begin the 13th annual Capt. Chuck Cornett Navy Run 5K/10K April 7 aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. (From left) John Claude Lovett, Paul Smith and Doug Barrows finished as the top runners for the Male 70 and older 10K race cat egory during the Navy Run aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 7. Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Fitness Director Jill Sheppard (center) gathers with MWR Aquatics Coordinator Tara Mayer (left) and MWR Fitness Coordinator Jennifer Price as they sign up race day registrants for the 13th annual Capt. Chuck Cornett Navy Run 5K/10K April 7. Before runners cross the finish line, first responders and MWR staff take this down time to visit the on-site booths, such as the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. There's nothing like family support! Dean Wagner, Nisara Granado-Wagner and little Athena Granado celebrate together as they approach the finish line, having completed the 5K for the Navy Run. CE2 Frank Solimando and BU2 Richard Hanna Jr. of Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, stretch their legs in the early morning hours before the Navy Run commences aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 7.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 5 Meaghan Slack is the first female finisher overall for the Navy Run 5K with a time of 21:07. Photos by Morgan Kehnert and Demi M. Cruz The first place overall male finisher for the 10K is Andrew Shellgren, completing the run with an impressive time of 35:23. Zimberlist Hester crosses the finish line with a final time of 42:57, earning him the Male Grand Masters Award for the 10K during the Navy Run. A father and son dance together while wait ing for the award ceremony at the 13th annual Capt. Chuck Cornett Navy Run 5K/10K aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 7. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor (left) presents James Hamilton with the bronze medal for placing third in his age group for the 10K at the Navy Run. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Michael Connor welcomes the runners just after colors. Connor took a moment to thank all sponsors, volun teers and MWR staff members for their support. Friends and loved ones gather to capture a group photo just before they have to sweat it out in the Navy Run aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 7. The spouse of a retired naval officer browses through sports clothing racks during the NEX athletic shoe and apparel sale at the Navy Run April 7. Shoppers enjoyed 20 percent off of athletic shoes and apparel in honor of the run.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville The fifth annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo sponsored by St. Vincents Health System and Navy Federal Credit Union is May 18 from 6-9 p.m. Wristbands are available for purchase at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport USO offices and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $5 each and include zoo admis sion, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to active duty, retirees, National Guard, veterans and Department of Defense per sonnel and dependents. Please note that depen dent children are not authorized to purchase wrist bands.Please get your wristbands now, they will not be sold at the venue. No Dough Dinner The Naval Air Station Jacksonville USO will host a No Dough Dinner will be held April 25from 5-7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Association #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for active duty, National Guard and Reservists on active orders, and their dependents. Hornet training with the Gladiators of VFA-106 at NAS Cecil Field, Florida in September 1998, he reported to the Stingers of VFA-113 at NAS Lemoore, California and deployed twice to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Southern Watch as part of Carrier Air Wing 14 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). After graduating from the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) in July 2001, he reported to the Outlaws of Strike Fighter Weapons School Pacific at NAS Lemoore as a Strike Fighter Weapons and Tactics instructor. He also served as the operations and training officer, Joint Direct Attack Munition and Joint Standoff Weapon subject matter expert, and Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System program man ager. In December 2003, he reported to the Kestrels of VFA-137 at NAS Lemoore as training officer and later as a depart ment head, deploying twice to the Western Pacific as part of Carrier Air Wing 2 aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and providing humanitarian assistance during Operation Unified Assistance to Banda Ache, Indonesia following the great Indian Ocean tsu nami of 2004. In November 2007, he reported to the Joint Functional Component Command for Global Strike, a component of United States Strategic Command, at Offutt AFB, Nebraska as a deterrence strategist in the J-5 Directorate and later as execu tive assistant to the commander. In May 2011, he reported to the Sidewinders of VFA-86 at MCAS Beaufort, South Carolina as executive officer and later as commanding officer from September 2012 to November 2013. During this tour, he conducted a per manent duty station change to NAS Lemoore, an aircraft transition to the FA-18E Super Hornet, several detach ments in the United States and Canada, and embarkations aboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68) and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) as part of Carrier Air Wings 11 and 2. In January 2014, he reported to Battle Force 7th Fleet/Commander Task Force 70/Carrier Strike Group 5 as assistant chief of staff for operations at Yokosuka, Japan where he was responsible for the operational employment of the Navys only permanently forward-deployed carrier strike group and all indepen dently deployed carrier strike groups, cruisers, and destroyers in 7th Fleet and executed the USS George Washington (CVN 73)/USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) hull swap. In August 2016, Connor reported to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, as executive officer. Connor is a 2012 distinguished grad uate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Masters of Science Degree in Aeronautical Science, a nonresident graduate of the Naval War Colleges Command Staff Program, and a graduate of the Joint and Combined Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College. He has logged more than 3,100 flight hours in the FA-18EF Super Hornet, FA-18A-D Hornet, T-45A Goshawk, and T-34C Turbo Mentor, and he has logged 526 carrier-arrested landings. Taking over as the NAS Jax executive officer is Capt. Brian Weiss. COMMAND From Page 1 entries also win a box of free bags com pliments of the National Institutes for the Blind, as well as free groceries com pliments of DeCAs exchange partners. Coloring template and rules are avail able at the commissary. Campbells and Pepperidge Farm digital coupon deal. Patrons who spend $20 on Campbells and Pepperidge Farm products in one shop ping trip will receive a $5 digital cou pon added to their card to use on their next shopping trip and purchase of Campbells and Pepperidge Farm prod ucts. No coupon to clip. Patrons will receive this automatically with pur chase and the scan of their Commissary Rewards Cards at check out. Nabisco and Coca-Cola are teaming up on a contest to help military children win scholarships. There is one grand prize of $5,000 and five first prizes of $1,000. Check out the Nabisco and Coca-Cola displays in the commissary. ProCamps for Kids. Through April 8, participating commissaries will have a chance to win a football ProCamp for their installation. Eleven winning stateside installations will host a free, two-day football camp for military chil dren in kindergarten through eighth grade. At these camps, participants will learn from and play with some of their favorite NFL players like Andre Roberts (Washington Redskins), Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals), Steve Smith (Baltimore Ravens) and Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots) among others. Installation consider ation to qualify for a camp is based on commissary sales of select items such as Tide, Bounty, Charmin, Pantene, Crest and Gillette. Customers can also vote for their installation at https://the VIP Race Experience. Smithfield is offering a chance to win its VIP Race Experience to stateside commissary patrons who purchase any three or more Smithfield brand products in a single transaction from April 1 to May 7. Prizes include a grand prize trip to a VIP Race Experience and meet ing NASCAR driver Aric Almirola. One grand prize winner will receive a threeday/two-night trip for two to the stock car race of their choice in the conti nental U.S., lodging, spending cash and more. In addition to the grand prize, 15 first prize winners will each receive a $50 commissary gift card. Check local store displays for details on how to enter. White Castle/Palermos is offering a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion through April 8 in honor of the NCAA College Basketball Tournament. More savings in April. Throughout April, commissary patrons will see sev eral savings programs and mass dis plays: Celebrate Passover and Lent with Seapak frozen seafood; look for extra savings in the frozen food section with Bellisio Foods and Ajinomoto Windsor Foods; Kraft Heinz will offer a Basket of Savings program with participat ing brands such as Cool Whip, Kraft Singles, Oscar Mayer and more; 24 th Annual Starkist Tuna displays pro moting savings; Smuckers 13 th Annual Serving Our Countrys Finest with in-store displays promoting Folgers Coffee, JIF peanut butter and Hungry Jack breakfast items; and General Mills Salute to Savings sales event offer ing high-value coupons as well as store giveaways. As we honor our military children, dont miss out on these opportunities to save even more, Russ said. For everyone in the family, shopping on base is always worth the trip. In upcoming months, patrons can also expect to see other joint events such as customer appreciation sidewalk sales linked to Military Appreciation Month in May; the annual Healthy Lifestyle Festival in June; and Back to School sidewalk sales in August and September. MILITARY CHILD From Page 2 From the Florida Department of Transportation Construction is scheduled to begin this month on a project to improve safety and accessibility at the inter section of U.S. 17 (State Road 15) and State Road 16 in Clay County. Planned improvements include: Replacement of the traffic signal Installation of a new traffic separa tor on State Road 16 Construction of dual southbound left turn lanes on U.S. 17 Widening State Road 16 to four lanes Construction of a westbound left turn lane on State Road 16 Construction of a northbound left turn lane on U.S. 17 at the median opening north of State Road 16 Extending the westbound right turn lane on State Road 16 Adjusting drainage to accommodate the proposed improvements The project contractor, SEMA Construction, Inc., is expected to begin work on April 16. Construction on the $2.7 million project should be complet ed in spring 2019, barring any weather delays or other unforeseen circum stances. Traffic will be maintained in accor dance with FDOT design standards throughout the project. The posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour will remain in place on both U.S. 17 and State Road 16. When lane closures are needed, drivers will be alerted in advance via portable, changing mes sage signs. No lane closures will be permitted from 6-9 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane closure notices are available online at www. The Florida Department of Transportation urges motorists to always fol low the speed limit and stay within the limits of orange cones and barrels while traveling through construction zones. Call (904) 831-FDOT with any ques tions about this or other projects within FDOT District 2. Construction to begin on U.S. 17/State Road 16 intersection improvements On the Go with USO


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 7 Photos by Kaylee LaRocque Proclamation signings Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley signs a proclamation in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month during the monthly tenant command meeting at the River Cove Conference and Catering Center April 4. All base commanders, including Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven Capt. James Robinson (left), and Naval Hospital Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Matthew Case signed the proclamation. The Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) is coordinating several events throughout the month to raise awareness including a a "Strike Our Sexual Assault Bowling" event at Freedom Lanes April 19 at 1130 a.m., a Silent Walk Poster Project at FFSC on April 23 at 1 p.m. and a Silent Walk at Building 1 April 26 at 10 a.m. Photo by Julie M. Lucas April Awards Quarters Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley (right) gathers with the April Quarters awardees, which is his last as base commander. (Front row, from left) Beverly Nix, LS3 Rebecca Brooks and CS3 Mia Jenkins. (Back row) Gerald Felder and John Baker. Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command Commanding Officer Capt. Jay Gagne signs a Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month at Naval Air Station Jacksonville during the monthly tenant command meeting April 4. The Fleet and Family Support Center is sponsoring the second annual Parade for Prevention April 17 at 10 a.m. For more information and to participate, call 542-5745. MACS Orteza retires MACS Eric Orteza of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, is piped ashore at the end of his retirement ceremony April 5 at All Saint's Chapel. Photos by Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Sean Haley (right) presents the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to MACS(SW) Eric Orteza during his retire ment ceremony April 5 at the All Saints Chapel. Orteza served 25 years in the Navy.


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 By MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) teams from naval installations and tenant commands spanning the Southeast region par ticipated in ribbon tying ceremonies at 10 a.m. April 3, kicking off the regions Sexual Assault and Prevention Month (SAAPM). During the ceremony held at Commander Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE) headquarters, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, CNRSE, Lt. Clifford Johnson, CNRSE regional SAPR officer, and Tina Vaughn, CNRSE regional sexual assault response coordinator, tied teal ribbons representing SAAPM at the entrance to the headquarters. The significance of these ribbon tying events is how they serve as power ful statements of command unification across our region to show our support for sexual assault survivors, and to reaf firm our ongoing commitment to the prevention of sexual assault and other destructive behaviors that contribute to its occurrence and prevalence, Vaughn said. These ceremonies, carried out simul taneously by all installations and com mands under the umbrella of CNRSE, marked the first time that the commands have acted in unison to make a statement raising awareness about sexual assault and encouraging partici pants to step up and step in. Installations across our region are going to be very busy throughout the rest of the month with SAAPM events they have been planning for some time, Vaughn said. Some events are new and others are signature. All of the work is aimed at greater awareness of the pro gram and the services available, a better understanding of how victims and survi vors are impacted, how we can best serve and support them, as well as how we can be a part of prevention going forward. While this years SAAPM theme is Protecting our people protects our mis sion, this years call to action is Raise your voice for prevention. Historically, SAAPM has been geared toward increasing awareness regarding the impact and scope of sexual assault in the Navy. However, this years focus has shifted to prevention. While increasing awareness is still an important concern, the Navy is now focusing on how to stop sexual assault before it occurs. Prevention, as a focus, is receiving a lot of good attention lately. Vaughn said. Though we are still in the trench es figuring out what a programmatic prevention element might look like, we know what we want in terms of signature behaviors, those behaviors that embody Navys core values and sustain a culture of excellence. The Navy 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 promote professionalism, respect and trust, while preserving Navy mission readiness. Earth Day: protecting our resources From Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Navy Region Southeast installa tions will observe Earth Day April 21 through events and activities that demonstrate good environ mental stewardship among Sailors and civilian personnel. Events range from tree plantings to shoreline and neighborhood base cleanups, nature tours, school presentations and recycling chal lenges. In many locations, Earth Day also provides an opportunity for the Navy to engage with local communities. The Navys 2018 theme, Global Reach, Local Action, which reminds Sailors, civilians, and fam ily members that as a result of the Navys global presence, they have many opportunities to make posi tive changes for the environment in their communities not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. As examples, looking out for marine life and responsibly han dling waste materials aboard ships, funding research to better under stand whale physiology and habi tat; and conducting environmental planning for our training and test ing activities can help minimize our impact on the planet and main tain trust with regulatory agencies and the public. Energy efforts such as swapping out incandescent light bulbs for high-efficiencycompact florescent bulbs, insulating around doors and windows, and seeking other cre ative meansto conserve energyare also practical ideas that match the spirit of Earth Day, make us more sustainable, and ultimately sup portthe mission. Operational platforms can then travel farther and get more mission capability from each gallon of fuel and shore facilities improve their ability to continue key functions when the commercial power grid goes down. Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE), and Tina Vaughn, CNRSE regional sexual assault response coordinator, gather with CNRSE Sailors and civilians following a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) ribbon-tying event. CNRSE celebrates SAAPM with ribbon tying Photos by MC1 Brian Reynolds Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, commander, Navy Region Southeast (CNRSE), and Tina Vaughn, CNRSE regional sexual assault response coordinator, tie a teal ribbon at the entrance of Navy Region Southeast headquarters cele brating Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM).


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 9 Photos by Hannah Simmons A group of preschool students line up for a parade around the Child Development Center April 5. The month of April is devoted to bring awareness and share ways of preventing child abuse. The Fleet and Family Support Center is also coordinat ing the second annual Parade for Prevention April 17 at 10 a.m. To sign up for the parade, please call 542-5745. Lt. Cmdr. Linda Hilton, Naval Air Station Jacksonville administrative officer, reads the book, Splash! by Ann Jonas to students at the Child Development Center aboard the station April 5 as part of the Child Abuse Prevention Month events. Sharing time to read Children display pinwheels during a march around the Child Development Center during the Child Abuse Prevention Month Parade April 5. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Administrative Officer Lt. Cmdr. Linda Hilton and Fleet and Family Support Director Carolyn McCorvey carry a ban ner leading a parade with base Sailors, civilians and children from the Child Development Center April. 5. The parade was held to recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children from the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Child Development Center listen as Deborah Bukolt of the Fleet and Family Support Center reads books to them April 5. Terry Crawford of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fleet and Family Support Center, reads a story to a class of students at the Child Care Development Center as part of Child Abuse Prevention Month.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 During this time, the Mad Foxes were also the first U.S. asset to respond to the multi-national search for the missing Argentine submarine, the ARA San Juan in addition to flying humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions in the Caribbean in the wake of Hurricane Maria. While in the 6 th Fleet AOR, VP-5 operated out of 11 different countries across Europe and the Middle East from their primary base of operations in NAS Sigonella, Italy. VP-5 success fully executed over 4,157.4 flight hours in support of the deployed operations including intelligence, surveillance, and recon naissance flights and anti-submarine war fare missions. Missions spanned the skies over the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, the Arabian Gulf, and more. Led by Commanding Officer Cmdr. Will Toraason, VP-5 consists of just under 300 person nel and seven aircraft. This deployment dis played the Mad Fox Team as a squadron ready to fight and win our countrys wars, any time and anywhere, said Toraason. We per formed our mission of anti-submarine war fare throughout Europe, and interdicted over $2 billion of illegal narcotics while operating out of Central America. Throughout all of this, our squadrons readiness begins and ends with the homefront: everything we accom plished was due to the support from our friends and families back home. The success the Mad Foxes achieved could not have been possible without the daily efforts of maintenance and support personnel. The maintenance department was able to rotate through the detachment sites which allowed them to gain experience to effectively operate from anywhere. During this deployment, the maintainers consis tently ensured the aircraft were mis sion ready and even completed the first forward-deployed engine change on the P-8A. Administrative support personnel routinely worked around the clock to ensure detachments had everything they needed to operate immediately upon arrival to a new air field. When asked what he would remem ber most from his first deployment, AWO3 Marc Mack said, Traveling and operating in countries such as Iceland and Scotland with the crew was unfor gettable. We were able to work cohe sively as a team and execute missions that were a part of something bigger than ourselves. VP-5 From Page 1 These detachments were a key component to con tinued U.S. engagement in the Pacific region, bol stering relationships with partners and allies, while promoting interoperabil ity between the U.S. Navy and other armed forces and agencies. There were many operational highlights throughout the deploy ment including locating a missing a submarine, capturing imagery of illicit ship-to-ship trans fers of cargo on the high seas in contravention of a United Nations Security Council Resolution enacting sweeping sanc tions on North Korea. One of the most rewarding missions of deployment was the suc cessful rescue of three Micronesian fishermen lost at sea for more than eight days. CAC-9 located the stranded fishermen some 60 miles away from the closest search vessel. The crew correctly sur mised that they were low on food and water and, knowing they had been subjected to the elements for eight days, CAC-9 conducted the first suc cessful operational deployment of the UNIPAC II search and rescue kit, allowing the fisher men to board the covered life-raft and access food and water stored aboard. The crew remained onstation providing over watch and vectored the closest patrol boat to pick up the survivors. VP-8 From Page 1 Photos by Julie M. Lucas PS2 Krystal Gilfillian of Patrol Squadron 8, prepares to embrace her daughter, Dejana, age 2, for the first time in six months. William Plummer, 22 months, waves at his father's plane as it returns from deployment aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 2. NC1 Steven Hottendorf of Patrol Squadron 8, is welcomed home by his family April 8. His wife Jovelyn was the recipient of the "First Kiss," which means her Sailor was the first off the plane. Lt. Devin Freeman of Patrol Squadron 8, beams with pride as he holds his 6-week-old son, Scott, for the first time after returning from deployment April 6, while his wife Colleen looks on. The Fighting Tigers of Patrol Squadron 8 exit a plane aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville April 8, after a six-month deployment. YN2 Michael Saputo of Patrol Squadron 5, is wel comed home from deployment by his family (from left), wife Desiree, and children Luca, Laiken and Deanna, April 3 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Photos by Hannah Simmons Lt. j.g. Rob Riggs is welcomed home by his children Luke and Emma, and wife, Katie, April 3 during a home coming event for Patrol Squadron 5.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 11 The Naval Weather Service Association will hold their spring/summer meeting May 3 at 7 p.m. at the Orange Park Golden Corral. All former and active duty weather personnel are invited with their guest. RSVP is requested. Contact AGC Bob Johnson at (904) 777-4443 or e-mail Navy Wives Club of America, Daughters In Dixie No. 300 meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. (904) 307-8683. National Association for Retired Federal Employees on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding summer Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 38 Service th Friday of each month Marine Corps League Det. 059 HandsOn Jacksonville seeks active duty military and veterans to lead volunteer efforts that address pressing community issues. Training is ongoing. Contact Tanja Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club COMPASS Spouse-to-Spouse Military Mentoring Program. Helping others help themselves. Visit www. for more info. Navy Wives Clubs of America No. 86 Jax Yorktown gate. Contact Chris McCloskey (904) 347Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 monthly National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Clay of each month at the Orange Park Library, off Kingsley. Guests welcome. Contact National Active and Retired Federal Employees, on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Murray Hill College Street. Contact Richard Carroll at (904) 786-7083. Retired Enlisted Association meets the fourth Hall at 7673 Blanding Blvd. Visit Fleet Reserve Association First Coast Branch 91 General Assembly meets monthly on the second Tuesday org or Association of Aviation Ordnancemen meets the third Orange Park Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post combat veterans and eligible service members from the Family Support Center (FFSC) needs volunteers to assist weekdays to volunteer. Ribbons & Roses is open Monday nd of the Clay County Administration Building at 477 Houston Military Caregivers Peer-to-Peer Forum. Share practical information based on your personal experiences. Urban League 903 Union Street West Jacksonville. For or From the Chief of Naval Operations Public Affairs Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson announced the formation of the College of Leadership and Ethics at the U.S. Naval War College and released an updated version of the Navy Leader Development Framework (NLDF 2.0) April 9. World-class leadership is our Navys decisive advantage over our adversaries, Richardson said. Our operational and warfighting success depends on developing leaders who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible performance. Opening a College of Leadership and Ethics and providing a fleet-cen tered development framework will create opportuni ties for us to become better leaders, build winning teams, and maintain Americas maritime superiority. Richardson released the initial NLDF in January 2017, providing a roadmap to develop leaders of com petence and character through a network of formal schools, on-the-job training, and self-guided learning. NLDF 2.0 includes: Updating to the Navys Charge of Command, cit ing the expected standards of excellence for all com manding officers. Adding the concept of mentor advocacy as a way to more actively develop and promote winning leaders. Re-issuing Richardsons September 2016 memo One Navy Team on inclusiveness. The concepts discussed in NLDF 2.0 apply to the entire Navy team everybody should read and use it, Richardson said. By executing this framework, our Navy will produce leaders and teams who are ready for decisive, winning operations and combat. This is what will keep us the best Navy in the world. The mission of the new College of Leadership and Ethics is to imbue Naval War College students with a desire for continuous learning and development as leaders of character. In addition, the college will sup plement and support each Navy community in their community leader development, and maintain a strat egy for leader development beyond major command. The school expects to offer courses to about 1,600 graduates per year from the in-residence and distance education programs, including U.S. and international officers, and civilians from various U.S. government agencies and departments. In order to prevail in an environment of rapid change and complexity, we need to increase our investment in leader development to improve our advantage over potential adversaries, said Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College. The establishment of this college demonstrates our Navys commitment to develop leaders who pursue excellence in accordance with our Navys core attri butes of integrity, accountability, initiative and tough ness. Link to Navy Leader Development 2.0 at http:// Community Calendar Navy Chief Charts Course to develop world-class leaders


12 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs Senior Writer Lt. Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas, a clinical nurse specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, was presented with the AORN JournalWriters ContestAward March 27, at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Global Surgical Conference & Expo held in New Orleans. Salinas, a native of Laredo, Texas, won the award for an article he wrote in 2017 on trauma and surgical resuscita tion. As a clinical nurse special ist, my primary role is to pro mote the use of research and evidence-based practices to influence changes in practice, said Salinas. Publishing allows me to raise awareness, in both the trauma and surgical communi ties, of cutting-edge technol ogy that improves outcomes for trauma-induced bleeding dis orders. Whether taking care of patients in a combat zone or traditional hospital setting, advocating to advance best practices is the gold standard. AORN is the worlds largest professional association for perioperative nurses, and its Global Surgical Conference & Expo is the largest gathering in the world of perioperative nurses. Founded in 1949, AORN unites and empowers surgical nurses, health care organiza tions, and industry to define standardized practice for perioperative professionals. From the Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a national observance pro moting ways to maintain healthy drinking hab its. Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Preventions (NADAP) Keep What Youve Earned Campaign has resources to help Sailors take proactive steps to drink responsibly. April is a great time for Sailors and their fami lies to check in with their drinking, said Dorice Favorite, NADAP direc tor. Drinking responsi bly doesnt have to mean avoiding alcohol altogether. Its taking conscious steps to stay safe, like planning ahead, knowing your limit and finding a safe ride home. Pier Pressure is the Keep What Youve Earned Campaigns mobile appli cation that enables Sailors to take these steps, com bining real-life tools with gamification to encourage a responsible drinking envi ronment, while celebrating Sailors achievements in their Navy careers. Pier Pressure has been popular among Sailors and we constantly seek their feedback to improve the apps function and user experience, said Favorite. We recently added access to Uber, Lyft and local cab searches in the apps Safe Ride Home resource, and a calorie counter that not only estimates whats in your cocktail or beer, but how many push-ups it may take to burn off those calo ries. The apps latest release includes other Sailorrequested enhancements, like renaming the Tools option on the home screen to Resources so that key features can be easily located. In addition to the Safe Ride Home access, the Calorie Counter and Alcohol Estimator, the Resources section includes a quick and anonymous self-check to help gauge drinking habits and engage the right resources if a person has concerns about their drinking. The app can also push periodic smart drinking tips to users on the go to help them keep what theyve earned. Pier Pressure is not the only tool that the Keep What Youve Earned cam paign offers to promote a culture of responsible drinking. Other new or updated products include the Costs of a DUI poster, illustrating potential shortterm and long-term impacts of driving under the influ ence. This poster and the campaigns full suite of materials that can be found on the campaigns website or ordered from the Naval Logistics Library. Keep What Youve Earned has resonated with Sailors and contributed to a consistent decline in alcohol-related incidents because its designed from their point-of-view. Starting this month, Sailors have the opportu nity to share their respon sible drinking story, what motivates them to keep what theyve earned, or highlight the ways that their command is encour aging healthy behaviors for a chance to be featured in future campaign products. Sailors want to hear from each other, and those testimonials are powerful persuaders when it comes to promoting ways to drink responsibly, said Favorite. For a chance to have their story shared, Sailors can submit a short descrip tion including name, rate/ rank, command and loca tion to MILL_NADAP@, subject: A Day in the Life. NADAP will review all submissions and contact those that may be considered for future cam paign products. Alcohol Awareness Month: Practice drinking smarter, share how to keep what youve earned Photo by Jacob Sippel Lt. Cmdr. Dagoberto Salinas, a clinical nurse specialist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, checks on a World War II veteran in the multi-service unit. Salinas recently won the AORN Journal Writers Contest Award, at the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses Global Surgical Conference & Expo, for an article he wrote in 2017 on trauma and surgical resuscitation. Naval Hospital Jacksonville nurse wins periOperative award


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 13 forming games are played in the evenings. All interested personnel should contact receive a copy of the rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The entry form and roster are due. tournament April 30 The tournament is open to all held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. The winners will tournament April 30 The tournament is open to all held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. The winners will Tennis lessons and clinics now offered on base We now have a professional tennis instructor on base to offer tennis lessons to all authorized MWR patrons. Interested personnel can get more information about the tennis lessons and to make an appointment for a lesson. Private Lessons 60 minutes = $40 90 minutes = $60 Additional hours if person takes more each person Group/Clinic Lessons (3 or more people taking lesson(s) together people; 90 min for 4 or more people) = people and maximum is 8. For more information about any of the sports articles, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bon Visit the MWR website at or www.face nasjaxmwr. Standings As of April 6 Winter Golf Final Standings Teams Wins Losses Skeet Final Standings Teams Wins Losses FLCJ Orange Crush 6 3 Soccer Team Wins Losses Intramural Spring Softball Teams Wins Losses Ties NAS Jax Sports Drivers course offered From Staff The AAA Driver Improvement Course is being offered April 20, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Building 1. Teens are welcome to attend. Classroom atten dance only no actual hands-on driving. Call 542-3082 to register.


14 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Get Connected with MWR Community Recreation Call 542-3227 for details. Paint On Pottery River Cove Catering & Conference Center Call 542-3041 Cinco de Comedy Conference Center? Deweys Call 542-3521 Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 p.m. details. Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 Visit center. MWR Digital Library assistance. The Liberty Recreation Center Trips & events are for all E1-E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members & reservists only. Call 542-1335 for information. NAS Jax Golf Club Golf Course: 542-3249 Mulligans Restaurant: 542-2936 Mulberry Cove Marina Call 542-3260 Auto Skills Center Call 542-3681 Youth Activities Center Call 778-9772 Family Fitness Center Call 771-8469 Jax Navy Flying Club Call 542-8509 complex and commercial Find more info. online at Community Recreation Tickets Call 542-3318, Email directly at nasjaxtickets@navy. mil and click on destination. What to do this year? Local Fun Trips! Current Ticket Promotions Include the Following: For Florida residents only. Must be exchanged for applicable pass at a ticket booth at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios. Proof of a Florida be shown at time of exchange. Acceptable forms of Florida Residency: Fla. Drivers License, Fla. State ID (must have Fla. Address or a Fla. Base Military ID). Tickets may not be used after June 24, 2018 Parking not included. No blackout dates. Tickets valid January 1, 2018 and expire December 19, 2018. vary by price per game. (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) Valid for 4 days


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