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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 23 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 FROCKING DAY NAS Jax Sailors Promoted Page 7 BASIC RIDER COURSE Motorcycle Class For All Skill Levels Pages 4-5 2018 Emergency Preparedness Guide Inside This Issue CPRW-11 welcomes 57 th commodore By Lt. Brian Scott Neiheisel Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 Public Affairs Officer Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 (CPRW-11) welcomes new leadership during a change of command ceremony aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville June 7. Capt. Craig Mattingly, an Austin, Kentucky native, assumes command of the largest P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion and MQ-4 Triton Wing from Capt. Jim Robinson Jr. who has commanded CPRW-11 the last 17 months. When asked about his plans following the change of command, Mattingly said, Our focus will be to take care of our most precious assets, the men and women of CPRW-11. We will sustain current readiness of our P-8A squadrons and reserve P-3C squadron while incorporating the MQ-4C Triton into the maritime patrol and reconnaissance force. In 1987, Mattingly left the family dairy farm to enlist as an aviation anti-submarine warfare operator in the Navy. He is a 1995 graduate of the United States Naval Academy where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography. He also holds a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from National Defense University in Washington, D.C. His flying tours include Patrol Squadron (VP) 50 during his enlisted days, and as a naval flight officer (NFO) with VP-8 and VP-26 at NAS Brunswick, Maine, as a fleet instructor with VP-30 at NAS Jacksonville and command of VP-9 at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Additional operational tours include flag aide to Commander, U.S. Sixth Fleet (C6F)/Commander, Striking and Support Forces NATO/Commander, Joint Command Lisbon, Portugal; C6F N5 Theater Security Cooperation officer, Gaeta, Italy; special assistant Midway the defining battle From Naval History & Heritage Command The Japanese Midway attack force was divided three ways. First, the aircraft carri ers would approach from the northwest and knock out the islands defenses. Coming in from the west and southwest, the Japanese 2nd Fleet would invade and capture Midway. Admiral Yamamotos battle ships would remain 300 miles to the west, awaiting the U. S. Pacific Fleet. Thanks to the work of American code break ers, the United States knew Yamamotos plans in detail by the middle of May his tar get, his order of battle and his schedule. When the battle opened, the U.S. had three carriers waiting in ambush, 200 miles to the east of Midway. The two opposing fleets sent out search planes the Americans to locate an enemy they knew was there and the Japanese as a matter of ordinary prudence. Seaplanes from Midway also were looking for the expected enemy fleet. One of the planes spotted the Japanese carri er force at 5:30 a.m. on June 4. The plane also reported Japanese aircraft heading for the atoll. Marine Corps planes from Midway soon inter cepted the enemy formation. However, the Marines were hopelessly outnumbered and their planes were no match for the Japanese Zero fight er planes. They were able to shoot down only a few of the enemy bombers, while suffer ing great losses themselves. The torpedo boats and antiTeam Navy competes in 2018 Warrior Games By MC1(SW/AW) Marcus L. Stanley Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Team Navy kicked off its participation in the annual Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior Games June 1 dur ing the opening ceremony at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, marking a return to the inau gural home of the competition. Comprised of 40 athletes from Navy Wounded WarriorSafe Harbor, Team Navy joins approximately 210 other ser vice members and veterans from the Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Special Operations Command. Athletes from the United Kingdom Armed Forces, Australian Defense Force, and Canadian Armed Forces are also competing in the games. It is truly humbling to be here cheering on the athletes of team Navy, said Vice Adm. Mary Jackson, commander, Navy Installations Command. The athletes competing at the Warrior Games are the epit ome of toughness, tapping all sources of strength and resil ience. The Warrior Games were established in 2010 as a way to enhance the recovery and rehabilitation of wounded, ill and injured service members and expose them to adaptive sports. During the event, which is scheduled to take place through June 9, athletes will test their abilities in 11 adap tive sports, including archery, cycling, shooting, sitting vol leyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basket ball. Additionally, for the first time in Warrior Games history, athletes will compete in indoor rowing, powerlifting, and timetrial cycling. Learning how to compete using adaptive equipment has reinforced that I am still capable of accomplishing great things and giving back to my country, my communi ty and my Sailors, said NDC Julius McManus. The Warrior Games have re-kindled my desire for competition and have helped me to remember that I am more than my inju ries. MACS David Mills, who is participating in the games for the first time, said being a part Capt. Craig Mattingly Capt. Jim Robinson Jr. Crew of the VP-44 PBY-5A Catalina patrol bomber that found the approaching Japanese fleet's Midway occupation force on the morning of June 3, 1942. (Standing from left) AD2 R.J. Derouin, Chief Aviation Radioman Francis Musser, Ensign Hardeman (Copilot), Ensign J. H. Reid (Pilot), and Ensign R.A. Swan (Navigator). (Kneeling from left) AD1 J.F. Gammell (Naval Aviation Pilot), AD3 J. Goovers and AD3 P.A. Fitzpatrick. U.S. Navy photos USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after the ship was hit by three Japanese bombs on June 4, 1942. Dense smoke is from fires in her uptakes, caused by a bomb that punctured them and knocked out the boilers. See CPRW-11, Page 6 See MIDWAY, Page 8 See WARRIOR GAMES, Page 8 BE PREPARED FOR STORMS, HURRICANES, FLOODING, WILDFIRES, AND OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS CITY OF JACKSONVILLEEMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GUIDE Courtesy photo CS1 Mario Ingram of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, is competing in the 2018 Department of Defense Wounded Warrior Games at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which runs through June 9. Ingram also competed in the 2017 Warrior Games in Chicago. Ingram and his team won a gold medal in the seated volleyball event.


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 From staff June 7 1819Lt. John White on merchant ship SS Franklin, anchored off Vung Tau, is first U.S. naval officer to visit Vietnam. 1917 U.S. Navy submarine chasers arrive at Corfu, Greece for anti-submarine patrols. 1942 Battle of Midway ends with the loss of aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-5). 1944 Construction of artificial harbors and shel tered anchorages begins off Normandy coast. 1991 Joint Task Force Sea Angel ends relief operations in Bangladesh after Cyclone Marian. June 8 1830 Sloop-of-war Vincennes becomes first U.S. warship to circle the globe. 1853 Commodore Matthew Perry arrives at Uraga, Japan to begin treaty and trade negotiations. 1880 Congress authorizes the office of Judge Advocate General (JAG). 1958 Navy and Post Office deliver first official missile mail when submarine USS Barbero (SS-317) fired Regulus II missile with 3,000 letters 100 miles east of Jacksonville, to Mayport. 1960 Helicopters from air craft carrier USS Yorktown (CVS-10) rescue 54 crewmen of British SS Shunlee, grounded on Pratus Reef in South China Sea. 1962 Medical team from Naval Hospital, Bethesda, Md.; Naval Medical Research Institute, Bethesda; and Naval Preventative Medicine Unit No. 2, Norfolk, Va. sent to San Pedro Sula, Honduras to fight epidemic of infectious gastro enteritis. 1967 Intelligence ship USS Liberty (AGTR-5) attacked by Israeli forces in the Mediterranean, 34 crewmen were killed and 173 wounded. June 9 1882 Establishment of Office of Naval Records of the War of the Rebellion (became part of Naval Historical Center). 1942 First Navy photo graphic interpretation unit set up for the Atlantic. 1959 Launching of USS George Washington (SSBN598), first nuclear-powered fleet ballistic missile subma rine, at Groton, Conn. June 10 1854 U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., holds first formal graduation exercises. Previous classes graduated without ceremony. 1896 Authorization of first experimental ship model tank. June 11 1853 Five Navy ships leave Norfolk, Va. on three-year exploring expedition to survey the far Pacific. 1927 USS Memphis arrives at Washington, D.C., with Charles Lindbergh and his plane, Spirit of St. Louis, after his non-stop flight across the Atlantic. 1944 U.S. battleships off Normandy provide gunfire support. 1953 Navy ships evacu ate 20,000 Koreans from West Coast Islands to safety south of 17th parallel. June 12 1944 Four U.S. Carrier Groups (15 carriers) begin attack on Japanese positions in the Marianas. 1948 The Womens Armed Forces Integration Act provides for enlistment and appoint ment of women in the Naval Reserve. 1970 After earthquake in Peru, USS Guam begins 11 days of relief flights to transport medical teams and supplies, as well as rescue victims. 1990 Cmdr. Rosemary Mariner becomes first Navy woman to command fleet jet aircraft squadron. June 13 1881 USS Jeannette crushed in Arctic ice pack. 1967 Operation Great Bend begins in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam. 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 M. Lucas Staff Writer MC1(SW) Brian Reynolds Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley This Week in Navy History U.S. Navy photo On May 22, 1955, specialists at Jacksonville Naval Air Station Overhaul & Repair (O&R) Department prepared this R4D-5 (the Navy's version of the DC-3) for Adm. Richard Byrd's 1955-56 antarctic expedition. One problem O&R workers overcame was the position of the oil coolers. Previously situated at the bottom of the plane, they were damaged by flying snow and ice during take-off and landing. They were relocated to the engine nacelles above the wings. Microsoft announces launch of Microsoft Software & Systems Academy for the Jacksonville military community By Beth Jarvis Microsoft Software & Systems Academy Base Engagement Manager Microsoft Military Affairs announced the launch of its program, Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) in Jacksonville, in a partnership with EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), to help service members gain the critical technology skills required for todays high paying technology careers prior to transitioning to civilian life. MSSA provides the veteran community with an 18-week program (two nine-week terms delivered during duty hours) training for high-demand careers in cloud development, server and cloud administra tion, cybersecurity administration, and database and business intelligence administration. The program is also one of few industry programs that trains activeduty U.S. service members for technology careers and is a cornerstone of the DoD Skillbridge program. Veterans are exactly the type of talent we are look ing for to evolve the face of IT beyond the traditional four-year degree. They are trained to quickly assess, analyze and fix a situation with the resources at hand while working with a diverse group of people as a team, said Chris Cortez, vice president of Microsoft Military Affairs. Who better to bring into a company to create a diverse and inclusive workforce, expand the way we solve problems, and fuel creativity than folks who are adept in the skills that are incredibly applicable to the IT industry. Launched November 2013, the program has grown from three inaugural locations to 14 locations coastto-coast. Upon completion of the program, gradu ates are able to compete and succeed in the digital economy with the potential to make a starting salary of $70,000 annually. Microsoft is also seeing a reten tion rate of greater than 90 percent after the second year and beyond compared with most veterans who stay in their first job less than two years according to a recent study by Institute of Veterans and Military Families. There are two components to the MSSA pro gram: technical training and soft-skills training that includes, resume writing, mock interviews, network ing and setting up LinkedIn accounts. Upon success ful completion, MSSA graduates have the opportunity to interview with Microsoft or at one of the 280 dif ferent hiring partners, including Dell, Oracle, Insight Global, Accenture, the DoD, Capgemini and many more. MSSA gave me a chance to get my head in the game and really start thinking about the business side of the tech world. I knew very basic coding, but how to interact with a team of developers, how to be agile thats what the program really showed me, said Zane Coppedge security developer engineer for Microsoft Cyber Defense Operations Center and former Army staff sergeant. I found that it was similar to a lot of things we did in the military, so it really connected a lot of dots for me. MSSA has already launched a pilot program in Jacksonville and is scheduled to kick off its first cohort Aug. 6 at the ERAU campus located off of Baymeadows Way and is currently enrolling applicants. The pro gram is open to all transitioning active duty military and veterans.To be eligible, a service member must be leaving active duty or have recently left the service in good standing. They must have a passion for technol ogy, meet admissions requirements and pass a test administered by Microsoft. Information briefings are every Wednesday from Noon to 1 p.m. at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Campus located at 8800 Baymeadows Way West, Ste. 175, Jacksonville, FL 32256. Interested applicants can also par ticipate in the information sessions via Skype. For more information or to sign up for an information session, service members should contact ERAU at 904802-7070 or Neither the U.S. Navy, nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services. Navy observes LGBT Pride Month From Navy Office of Information Throughout the month of June, the Navy joins the nation in observing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. The Navy is committed to fostering an actively inclusive environment that values the diversity of its force, and rec ognizes that service members and civilians achieve optimal performance when each and every member of One Navy Team is treated with dignity and respect. Initially established as Gay and Lesbian Month by Presidential Proclamation in 2000, LGBT Pride Month rec ognizes the accomplishments of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, and acknowledges their continued struggle to achieve equality. The Navy and DoD have demonstrated their commit ment to gender equality and inclusion by implementing the repeal of the Dont Ask, Dont Tell policy in 2011, enabling gay, lesbian and bisexuals to openly serve in the armed forces, and by instituting a 2016 policy change to enable trans gender personnel to serve as their preferred gender. In support of the Navys pri mary mission of deterring and defeating adversaries in all domains across all spectrums of warfare, the Navy is commit ted to building and maintain ing force comprised of the most capable and qualified Sailors regardless of ethnicity, gen der, sexual orientation, class or background. In accordance with ALNAV 007/18, Navy commands are encouraged to participate in LGBT Pride Month and all spe cial observances throughout the year in recognition of the service and dedication of the men and women who contrib ute their diverse skills, perspec tives, talents and backgrounds to strengthen One Navy Team. For more information about LGBT Pride Month, visit: http:// tions/special-observances.cfm. NEX gives back to students with its A-OK Student Reward Program NEXCOM Public Affairs The Navy Exchange Service Commands (NEXCOM) A-OK Student Reward Program offers all qualified students to participate in a quarterly drawing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. The next drawing will be at the end of June. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Homeschooled stu dents can also qualify with acknowledge ment that the student has a B average or equivalent record of accomplishment. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty members, reserv ists and military retirees as well as U.S. civilian Department of Defense employees stationed outside the continental United States and U.S. civilian employees of firms under contract to the Department of Defense outside the continental United States. Students must be enrolled in first through twelfth grade. Dependent children without an individ ual Dependent Identification Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to sub mit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card or progress report and have a NEX associate verify the eligibility. Then fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the stu dent to discount coupons for NEX prod ucts and services. NEXCOM has been offering students a chance to help pay for college through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. Since the programs inception, NEXCOM has awarded $722,000 in savings bonds and monetary awards to students with the help of its generous vendor partners. Community Wellness Fair slated From staff A free Community Wellness Fair will be held June 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Florida State College at Jacksonville North Campus, 4501 Capper Road, Jacksonville. The event offers free school and ath letic physicals, blood glucose testing, physical ther apy assessments, manicures, massages and dental screenings. There will be an obstacle course for kids, dunk ing booth, Nerf golf, basketball contest, baseball and softball pitching lessons and a family fun walk at 9 a.m.


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4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 So you want to learn how to ride a motorcycle? By Reggie Jarrett Editor, Jax Air News Whether you are a motorcy cle novice or you are an expe rienced rider, everyone who wants to operate a motorcycle aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville needs to take and pass the Basic Rider Course (BRC). The BRC is an entry-level course that teaches the fun damentals of safe, responsible motorcycle riding. The two-day course combines five hours of classroom instruction and 10 hours of riding instruction on an enclosed track. Six students signed up to take the course May 29-30. Up to 12 students can take the BRC, with one instructor for every six students. They will be learning lots of good stuff, said Leslie Woods, rider coach. We are going to be working on friction zone use. We are going to be working on stop ping, cornering, curves, brak ing, the basics for riding. Woods is new to NAS Jacksonville, but she has been teaching motorcycle operation and safety classes for several years. Topics of the classroom por tion of the BRC include basic motorcycle operation, street riding strategy, as well as com mon riding situations and emergency situations. The riding exercises begin with students familiarizing themselves with the different parts of a motorcycle. Only after students have a good feel for the controls do they climb aboard and begin basic riding drills, which include starting and stopping drills, shifting, maneuvering in limited spaces and quick stops. The course is going pretty good, said Daniel Anderson after the first exercises on day two. Its a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. Anderson is a beginning rider who said that the most difficult part for him was learning to sway with the bike and getting the feel of it. After passing BRC, riders who want to further improve their riding skills can then take Basic Rider Course 2 and then the Advanced Rider Course. The more advanced courses are optional, as only the BRC is required to ride a motorcycle on base. EOCN Juan Barreto of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, has been riding for about two years. He signed up for the BRC to ride his motorcycle on base, but he also took the class because he wants to be a better rider. Im always trying to improve on the basic skills, he said. The classroom for all the rider courses on NAS Jacksonville is in the second floor training room of the Auto Students taking the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Jacksonville line up as they learn the correct way to operate a motorcycle May 29. Rider coach Leslie Woods gives directions to the students taking the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 30. Passing the course is required to operate a motorcycle on base. All the students signal they are ready to go during the first day of the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 30. Leslie Woods. rider coach for the Basic Rider Course, demon strates proper posture and technique while riding a motorcycle May 29. The instructor, other stu dents and their motorcycles are reflected in the visor of a student taking the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 29. Leslie Woods, rider coach for the Basic Rider Course, gives a thumbs up to a student prac ticing rider drills aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 30. EOCN Juan Barreto of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, navigates the motorcycle riding range during the Basic Rider Course May 30. EOCN Juan Barreto of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14, navigates an S curve during the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 30. See MOTORCYCLE, Page 5


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 5 Hobby Shop in Building 622 at the cor ner of Birmingham Avenue and Jason Street. The BRC is open to all skill levels and is offered weekly with occasional week end classes. For more information, or to check the schedules and availability of all rider courses, please call 542-2584 or 5423082 or go to www.navymotorcyclerid Leslie Woods (left), rider coach for the Basic Rider Course, gives direction to students on how to navigate the motorcycle range May 30. Rider coach Leslie Woods shows students the proper techniques for operating a motorcycle during the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 29. BM3 Howard Anderson of the Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Jacksonville, rides past instructor Leslie Woods during the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 30. MOTORCYCLES From Page 4 Students taking the Basic Rider Course aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 29 put on their helmets and safety gear before getting on their motorcycles. All safe ty equipment, such as helmets, gloves and jackets, is provided to the students if needed. Photos by Reggie Jarrett


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 to Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, Naples, Italy and N3 operations officer and chief staff officer for Commander, Task Force 72, Misawa, Japan. Robinson, a native of Modesto, California, took command of CPRW-11 as the 56 th commodore in 2017. When asked to reflect on his time in command, Robinson said, The most memorable part has been the people. Ive had the opportunity to work with a group of fantastic individuals. In 1983, Robinson enlisted in the Navy and served in the USS Florida (SSGN 728 Gold) submarine and research submersible, NR-1. During this time, he earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Sociology and Nuclear Technology. In 1991, he was promoted to chief petty officer and soon after accepted an appoint ment to Aviation Officer Candidate School. He com missioned in 1992 and was designated a NFO in 1993. As an aviator, he served with VP-40, NAS Whidbey Island, Washington, and then continued flying as a fleet instructor at VP-30. As the subject matter expert for the Stand-Off Attack Missile (SLAM), he par ticipated in SLAM Strikes during the air campaign in Kosovo. Robinson returned to VP-40 as the first Maritime Patrol Aviation Super JO, serving as the tactics department head. His operational depart ment head tour was with VP-46, also at NAS Whidbey Island, and commanding officer of VP-10 at NAS Jacksonville, leading the squadron to earn the Golden Wrench for maintenance and the COMNAVAIRLANT Battle E. As he thought about his original plans following the 2017 change of command, he focused on being complete with the transition to the P-8A platform, We were at a great spot then and we continued that excellence and focused on taking our community to the next level on the tactical front thanks to the hard work and dedication of the people of CPRW-11, we did just that, he said. CPRW-11 squadrons include VP-5, VP-8, VP-10, VP-16, VP-26, VP-45 and VP-62, along with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19. During his term, Robinson oversaw continuous squadron deployments, along with supporting TacMobile units engaged in various areas of responsibility. Most recently, the squadrons, under his leadership, assisted in humani tarian aid and disaster relief operations following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. After relinquishing command at CPRW11, Robinson will serve as the chief of staff for Commander 4th Fleet, Naval Station Mayport. CPRW-11 From Page 1 VP-45 visits Love and Hope Orphanage By Lt. Matthew Angel VP-45 While on deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations, Patrol Squadron (VP) 45, along side the staff of Cooperative Security Location, Comalapa, participated in a community relations project at the Love and Hope Orphanage May 11. Sailors spent the day playing sports and board games with the children, and closed it out by sharing food and distribut ing school supplies. Helping out at Love and Hope for the afternoon was an awesome experience. said Lt. Michael Edmonson. These kids come from unfor tunate circumstances, and to bring fun and joy to them was very rewarding. Rachel Sanson, the founder of Love and Hope, voiced her appreciation of the support pro vided by the military members. We have a special relation ship with the military deployed here to El Salvador and appre ciate their continued support for our orphanage and our chil dren. VP-45 continues a long tradi tion of developing and foster ing communal relations with nation of El Salvador. Events like this serve to improve the lives of the orphaned children and strengthen ties with part ner nations. NAS Jacksonville Homes resident awarded academic scholarship by Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation From NAS Jacksonville Homes Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Homes is pleased to announce that one of its residents, John Scanlon, has received an academic scholar ship for the 2018/19 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. In addition to NAS Jacksonville Homes, Balfour Beatty Communities provides resi dential property management and development services to 55 military housing commu nities throughout the country. Scanlon is pursuing a Master of Theology in Preaching degree. The Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarship program awards academic scholarships to resi dents living in a Balfour Beatty Communities owned com munity who are attending, or plan to attend, an accredited higher education or technical institution. Scholarship recipi ents are selected on the basis of academic achievement, dem onstrated leadership qualities and a commitment to commu nity involvement. This year, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation has awarded more than 65 academic scholarships for the upcoming 2018/2019 year. This group of scholarship recipients left us in awe with their passion and dedication to their communities, said Chris Williams, president of the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. The foundation is honored to be able to assist students in their educational aspira tions and look forward to their future accomplishments. Congratulations to all of this years scholarship winners. Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is a non-profit organization, which princi pally focuses on supporting the post-secondary educa tion goals of residents who live in communities owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities, LLC. Since the scholarship programs incep tion in 2009, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation has awarded more than 300 academic scholarships. The Foundation is also committed to honoring military personnel active, wounded and fallen by supporting organizations that assist military service members and/or their fami lies. For more information, visit Courtesy photo Capt. Michael Connor (right), Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville commanding officer, congratu lates Lt. Cmdr. John Scanlon, the winner of an academic scholarship for the 2018/19 school year through the Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation. Scanlon, a NAS Jacksonville Homes resident, was also joined by Lorenzo Steele, Navy Housing director and Diana Heintz, community manager for NAS Jacksonville Homes. Photo by Lt. Matthew Angel Sailors assigned to Patrol Squadron (VP) 45 and Cooperative Security Location, Comalapa par ticipated in a community relations event at Love and Hope Orphanage by playing games, sports, and sharing food and school supplies with the children. VP-45 is currently on deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet area of operations. Courtney (left) and Cameron (right) Kline pin the gold oak leaf collar device on their father, Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Kline, the security officer at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, during a promotion ceremony May 1. Photos by MC1 Brian G. Reynolds Capt. Michael Connor (right), commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville, administers the oath of office to Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Kline, the security officer at NAS Jacksonville, during a promotion ceremony. Kline was promoted to lieutenant commander. SECO promoted


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 7 Flag Day celebrates the birthday of Old Glory From staff I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The first national observance of Flag Day took place in 1877 on the centenni al of June 14, 1777 when the Stars and Stripes was officially recognized as the symbol of a new nation and authorized by the Second Continental Congress. According to the National Flag Day Foundation, Flag Day was offi cially established by proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilsons proclamation, it was not until August 3, 1949 that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14 as National Flag Day. Respect for our flag According to United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10: No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, state flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor. (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property. (b) The flag should never touch any thing beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise. (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speakers desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general. (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way. (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling. (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or draw ing of any nature. (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carry ing, or delivering anything. (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroi dered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown. (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, fire men, policemen and members of patri otic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. (k) The flag, when it is in such condi tion that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Did you know? When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the dis play of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace. The composition by John Philip Sousa entitled, The Stars and Stripes Forever is designated as the national march of the United States of America. Photos by Reggie Jarrett Sailors who were promoted during the semi-annual frocking ceremony aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville May 31, are flanked by NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor (right), Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss (second from left) and Command Master Chief Jeffery Waters (left). Capt. Michael Connor (left), commanding officer of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, hands a frocking letter to MA3 Adam Watchman as other Sailors stand in line during the frocking ceremony May 31. A total of 25 Sailors were promoted during the semi-annual ceremony held in Hangar 117. Sailors are pinned during the frocking ceremony aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville May 31. MA3 Adam Watchman gets a hug from his wife, Ara, after the frocking ceremony in Hangar 117 May 31. OS2 Megan Mulkey holds her daughter, Scarlett, after getting promoted to second class during the frocking ceremony aboard NAS Jax May 31. NAS Jax Sailors frocked


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 aircraft fire from Midways guns were somewhat more successful in disrupting the Japanese attack. A force of 108 Japanese planes hit Midways two islands at 6:30 a.m. Twenty minutes of bombing and machine-gun fire knocked out some facilities on Eastern Island, but did not disable the airfield there. Sand Islands oil tanks, seaplane hangar and other buildings were set afire. The commander of the Japanese attack radioed that another air strike was required to soften up Midways defenses for invasion. The Japanese carriers fought off several counterstrikes from Midways torpedo planes and bombers. Faced with overwhelming fighter opposition, these uncoordinated efforts suffered severe losses and hit nothing but seawater. Meanwhile, a Japanese scout plane spotted the U.S. fleet and reported the presence of a carrier. Japanese commander Nagumo had already begun loading bombs into his second group of planes for another strike on Midway. This news forced him to rethink his strategy. He decided to wait for the planes returning from Midway and re-arm all the planes with torpe does for an attack on the U.S. ships. He almost had enough time. Beginning about 9:30 a.m., torpedo planes from the U.S. carriers Hornet, Enterprise and Yorktown made a series of attacks that despite nearly total losses made no hits. Then, at 10:25, everything changed. Three squadrons of dive bombers, two from Enterprise and one from Yorktown, almost simulta neously dove on three of the four Japanese carriers whose decks were crowded with fully armed and fueled planes. By 10:30 a.m., Akagi, Kaga, and Soryu were ablaze and out of action. Of the once overwhelming Japanese carrier force, only Hiryu remained operational. Shortly before 11 a.m. she launched 18 of her own dive-bombers. At about noon, as these planes approached Yorktown, they were intercepted by U.S. fight er planes, which shot down most of the bombers. Seven survived, however, hitting Yorktown with three bombs, stopping her dead in the water. The Yorktowns crew managed to get their ship underway, as two more groups of torpedo planes and fighters from Hiryu spotted the Yorktown, which they mistook for a second U.S. carrier. Despite losses to the defending fighters and heavy anti-aircraft fire, the Japanese planes pushed on to deliver a beautifully coordinated torpedo attack. The stricken ship again went dead in the water. Concerned that the severe ly listing vessel was about to capsize, her captain ordered his crew to abandon ship. Late on June 4, U.S. carrier planes found and bombed Hiryu, which sank the next day. Two days later, a Japanese submarine located the Yorktown and the U.S. destroyer Hammann, which was helping the Yorktown return to Pearl Harbor for repairs. The sub marine torpedoed both vessels. The Hammann sank immediately, and the Yorktown finally sank the fol lowing morning. By the end of the battle, the perseverance, sacrifice and skill of American pilots plus a great deal of good luck cost Japan four irreplaceable aircraft carriers. Only one of the three U.S. carriers was sunk. The Japanese lost 332 of their finest aircraft and more than 200 of their most experienced pilots. Deprived of useful air cover, and after several hours of shocked indecision, Yamamoto called off the Midway operation and retreated. The Japanese navy never fully recovered from its losses. Six months after it began, the great Japanese Pacific War offensive was over. From June 1942 to the end of the war three years later, it was the Americans who were on the offense. of the event has brought on a wave of emotions. Participating in the Warrior Games is a very humbling experience for me, Mills said. I think about it a lot, and I get emotional at times. I am not only representing myself and 39 other people on Team Navy, I am representing the Navy as a whole, and those who served before. Navy Wounded WarriorSafe Harbor is the Navys sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seri ously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen and providing resources and support to their families. Through proactive leadership, the program provides indi vidually tailored assistance designed to optimize the suc cess of the wounded warriors recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities. MIDWAY From Page 1 U.S. Navy photos Repairing bomb damage on board USS Yorktown (CV-5), shortly after the carrier was hit by Japanese bombs on June 4, 1942. The hole, about 12 feet in diameter, was caused by a 250-kilogram bomb that exploded on contact with the flight deck. Its explo sion killed and injured many men on nearby guns and set fires on the hangar deck. Torpedo Squadron Six TBD-1 aircraft are prepared for launching aboard USS Enterprise (CV-6) on June 4, 1942. WARRIOR GAMES From Page 1 Photo by MC1 Marcus Stanley MU3 Abbie Johnson, front, and HMC Julie Dye participate in the 100-meter run during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado June 4. Photo by MC3 Morgan Nall HM3 Susan Guzoski (right) fist bumps her competitor prior to the start of the 100-meter cycling event at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Team Navy is comprised of athletes from Navy Wounded Warrior-Safe Harbor, the Navy's sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guard members, providing resources and support for their families. Photos by Julie M. Lucas A red flag is flown outside the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center which indicates that those working or exercising outside should take pre cautions for heat-related illnesses. Drinking plenty of cool water, wearing light colored, loose clothing and using the buddy system is recommended. (At left) Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center Assistant Brian Williams changes the heat index flag from green to yellow, indicating a change in temperature. Unacclimatized personnel need to pay close attention to the flag colors especially during the summer months. (At right) HM3 Joyanna Bermudez of Naval Hospital Jacksonville, sits outside the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center as she prepares to conduct physical fitness training. The center posts heat index flags instruct personnel on safety guidelines during warm weather. The green flag is flown for temperatures between 80-84.9 degrees. Pay attention to heat index flags The USS Yorktown (CV-5) burns on June 4, 1942, after a Japanese bomber dropped a bomb down the smoke stack of the battered carrier.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 9 Mens Health: It matters By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville What really mat ters these days? Health should be one of the first responses. Men can set a healthy example for kids, family and friends by getting regular health screenings. Create a plan (based on age, family his tory, and personal medi cal history) with your pri mary care manager. Men can take charge of their personal health by getting health screen ings, eating healthy, being physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, staying injury free, prac ticing safe sex, drinking in moderation and being tobacco free. Prevention is the best medicine, and its key to a medically ready force, said Capt. Michael Sullivan, Naval Hospital Jacksonville director for medical services. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top five leading causes of death among men are heart disease, cancer, unintentional injuries, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke. Heart disease is number one, killing one in every four males in the U.S. Many of the health issues men face are pre ventable and treatable. Stay on top of your game Men should see their Medical Home Port team for regular checkups. Checkups can help diag nose issues early, before they become a problem, and sometimes before symptoms appear. Ask the doctor what screen ings are needed and when. Track personal numbers such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and body mass index. And get vac cinated; immunizations help maintain health, regardless of age. Get good sleep Insufficient sleep can be associated with a number of conditions such as diabetes, cardio vascular disease, obesity and depression. Ones sleep needs change with age. Seven to nine hours is ideal for adults. Toss the tobacco More than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking. Tobacco remains the single larg est preventable cause of death and disease in the U. S., killing about 443,000 Americans each year. Its never too late to quit. Quitting produces immediate and long-term benefits: quitting lowers the risk of heart disease, cancer, lung disease and other illnesses. Avoid sec ond-hand smoke, which can also cause heart dis ease, lung cancer and stroke. Be active More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese. Adults should get at least two and a half hours of moderate-intensity aer obic activity each week, and muscle-strength ening activities at least two or more days a week. Work all major muscle groups including legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms. Eat healthy Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables every day, as they are sources of vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that protect against disease. Choose healthy snacks. Limit food and drinks high in calories, sugar, salt, fat and alcohol. To schedule a check-up or screening, call 904542-4677 (hospital) or 904-546-7094 (active duty at Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville). Contact the hospitals Wellness Center at 904542-5292 to take a free class on tobacco cessa tion, healthy weight or nutrition. For 24/7 clini cal advice, call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (800-8742273). To email the health care team, sign up for secure email mes saging at https://mil. or www.TRICAREonline. com. Secure email mes saging is for non-urgent issues like requesting lab results, routine medical questions, and medica tion renewals. To view the PCMs, visit the command website at sites/navalhospitaljax, click on Medical Home Port, and click on each team. Photos by Jacob Sippel CS2 Brandan Myhre, a native of Daytona Beach, cuts pineapple at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles gal ley. What we put in our bodies affects how we feel throughout the day," Myhre said. "Eat healthy and live a healthier life. HN Payton Dupuis, a native of Mill City, Oregon, checks veteran Joseph Levettes blood pressure at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles internal medicine clinic. Mens health is a vital part of the mission, stated Dupuis. We need a healthy work force to succeed. Photo by Jacob Sippel NH Jax XO achieves ABMQ certification Capt. William Todd (left), Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville executive officer and orthopedic surgeon, discusses high reliability with Cmdr. Catherine Hagan, chief medical officer. Todd, a native of Pensacola, recently achieved American Board of Medical Quality (ABMQ) certification. He said, "It was gratifying to see the medical quality areas heavily tested, reflecting strong interest by ABMQ. It also represents the existing ethos of high-quality patient care given by NH Jacksonvilles staff on a daily basis." The ABMQ offers an examination leading to certification for professionals and programs that present evidence of expertise, experience and training in medical quality management. Photo by Jacob Sippel AMA president visits NH Jax Barbara McAneny, American Medical Association president-elect, speaks to the medical staff at Naval Hospital Jacksonville May 21. McAneny, a medical oncologist/hematologist from Albuquerque, New Mexico, assumed the role of president-elect of the nation's largest physician organization in June 2017.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 Golf Summer League forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DoD civilians, DoD contractors, military spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and retirees. The league is played on Wednesdays at 11 a.m. Teams are comprised of two golfers from the same command playing best ball for 18 holes. The cost is $20 per person each week. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department at 542-2930 to receive a copy of the rules and the required forms to register for the league. Greybeard Basketball 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 age 30 and up. The games are played at lunchtime on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All interested personnel should call 542-2930. Intramural Basketball 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 call 542-2930. 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 at lunchtime. All interested personnel should contact the NAS Jax Sports Department at 542-2930 to receive a copy of the rules and the required forms to register for the league. Dodge Ball Tournament June 11 The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, military spouses, DoD civilians, and DoD contractors assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Guy Ballou Tennis Courts on the corner of Allegheny Road and Birmingham Road. Participants will earn participation points Bean Bag Toss Tournament June 18 The tournament is open to active duty, selective reservists, dependent spouses, DOD civilians, and DOD contractor men assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville. The tournament starts at 5 p.m. and will be held at the pavilion Participants will earn participation points Athletics to sign up by June 15. 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 contact the base gym at 542-2930 to get more information about the tennis lessons and to make an appointment for a lesson. Private Lessons Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $40 90 minutes = $60 Additional hours if person takes more than two hours per week = $25 Semi-Private (2 people) Lessons Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $20 each person Group/Clinic Lessons (3 or more people taking lesson(s) together : Adults: 3-8 people (60 minutes for 3 people; 90 min for 4 or more people) = $15 per person Note: The minimum of each clinic is 3 people and maximum is 8. For more information about any of the sports articles, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail Visit the MWR website at mil or nasjaxmwr. Standings As of June 1 3-on-3 Sand Volleyball Final Teams Wins Losses TPU/PCF Lock-em Up 7 1 VP-30 5 2 NAVFAC Gold 5 3 VR-62 5 3 NAVHOSP Two Bump Chumps 4 3 TPU/PCF Bump, Set, Psych 4 3 NAVFAC Red 5 4 TPU/PCF 3 4 4 RLSO/DSO Justice league 2 5 NOSC Blue 2 6 NOSC ATM 1 5 NOSC Gold 1 6 Teams Wins Losses VP-16 10 2 VP-30 Wardroom 9 3 FRCSE Lake Dodgers 8 3 NAVHOSP Loblollies 8 3 FRCSE Tree huggers 7 3 HSM-70 6 3 NAS Jax 7 5 VP-26 Tridents 6 5 Hitron 5 7 HSM-74 4 6 VR-62/VR-58 3 8 RLSO/DSO 2 9 MPRWS/TPU-PCF 0 8 Greybeard Spring Softball Teams Wins Losses TPU/PCF 2 0 CNATTU 1 1 NAVFAC 1 1 NOSC/NRSE RCC 0 2 NAS Jacksonville releases UAS guidance From Staff With the growing popularity of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drones, Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) has specific guidelines regarding usage aboard the station. Although there are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules that pro vide guidelines for the safe operation of UAS in the National Airspace System as a whole, flying these aircraft over NAS Jax is strictly prohibited with out prior permission of the commanding officer. Restrictions for fly ing these aircraft are set within a five-mile radius of NAS Jax and three-mile radius of Outlying Field Whitehouse. These restrictions are in place to ensure aircraft safety and secu rity of base assets and personnel. Those flying drones illegally over pro hibited airspace are subject to civil and criminal penalties imposed by the FAA and law enforcement agencies. Service members could be subject to discipline under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Only base-sponsored activities can request authorization to fly drone aircraft aboard the sta tion for official purposes through the NAS Jax com manding officer. For more information, contact base physical security at 542-5118. NCBC Gulfport Sailor earns U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot at shooting competition By Ryan Labadens NCBC Gulfport Naval Construction Battalion Center (NCBC) Gulfport has earned some brag ging rights when it comes to shoot ing competitions this year. Earlier in May, NCBC Gulfports security forces took Top Team in a shooting compe tition held at neighboring Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Mississippi, and just recently one of NCBCs own Public Works officers earned the title of U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot at the 57 th Annual Atlantic Fleet and All Navy (East) Rifle and Pistol Championship held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 6-16. Lt. Cmdr. James Shambley, Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Public Works Department Gulfport, earned a distinction that only 391 other Sailors in the entire Navy have obtained since 1925. Distinguished badges are the highest individual awards autho rized by the U. S. Government for excel lence in marksmanship competition. I felt very honored to join their ranks, said Shambley about becoming a U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot. The championship competition con sists of various matches that follow the Civilian Marksmanship Program for service rifle and pistol, said Shambley. He participated in this competition with the Navy twice before, once in 2008 and again in 2017. Shambley said that the combined points he scored from shooting over the last two years were used to determine his eligibility for becoming a U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot. As if that distinction wasnt enough, Shambley was also the highest scoring Active or Reserve Navy pistol shooter in the All Navy Presidents 100 Pistol Match and the Long Range Pistol Match, and he was the highest scor ing Active or Reserve Navy competi tor for the All Navy Individual Pistol Aggregate. During the All Navy Pistol Championships, he was awarded a Gold Navy Pistol Excellence in Competition Badge for being the highest scoring Navy Non-Distinguished competitor in the All Navy Excellence in Competition Pistol Match. Earning this badge is what gave him enough points to qualify for the U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot. He also competed on the All Navy Blue pistol team, which earned the highest scoring for All Navy team across the East and West coasts. This is an incredible accomplish ment and display of marksmanship by one of NCBCs own. Shambley did an excellent job representing NCBC Gulfport to the rest of team Navy, said Cmdr. Ron Jenkins, NCBC Gulfport executive officer. Shambley said one of the main rea sons he enjoys competitive marksman ship to begin with is that hes able to take what he learned over the years and teach it to other military person nel. When he was going through Expeditionary Combat Skills training at NCBC Gulfport back in 2008, Shambley was able to take some of his shooting knowledge and use that to help other Seabees and Sailors enhance their own marksmanship skills. Thats one of the most gratifying things, to be able to come back to my parent command and have the oppor tunity to teach good fundamentals of marksmanship. To me thats really the big thing, especially as Seabees and being a part of an expeditionary force you need to be able to use a weapon and employ it effectively. So its very reward ing to be able to contribute in that way, said Shambley. U.S. Navy photos Lt. Cmdr. James Shambley, Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Public Works Department Gulfport, fires his pistol during the 57th Annual Atlantic Fleet and All Navy (East) Rifle and Pistol Championship held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 6-16. Shambley earned the title of U.S. Navy Distinguished Pistol Shot at the competition as well as several other high scores in various categories. Lt. Cmdr. James Shambley (left), Facilities Engineering and Acquisition Division Director for Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, Public Works Department Gulfport, gathers with his teammates from the All Navy Blue pis tol team, which earned the highest score for All Navy team across the East and West coasts at the 57th Annual Atlantic Fleet and All Navy (East) Rifle and Pistol Championship held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, May 6-16. From left to right are Shambley, Gunners Mate Senior Chief Jason Stout, Lt. Cmdr. Richard Ray, and Lt. Jafar Ali. NAS Jax Sports


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, June 7, 2018 11 Get Connected with MWR Community Recreation Call 542-3227 Family Paint Night and one beverage per person. Spots limited! permitted. River Cove Catering & Conference Center Call 542-3041 Deweys Call 542-3521 Friday Family Night more! Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 p.m. details. Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 This is a free event. The evening will start with a call to register. The more information. Visit MWR Digital Library for 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. Trip Transportation 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 Call 542-3318, Email directly at nasjaxtickets@navy. mil The Island Theater offered by Tickets & Travel What to do this year? Local Fun Trips! th Current Ticket Promotions Include the Following: (while quantities last) 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 required to 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 Jan. 1, 2018 and expire Dec.19, 2018. (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date)


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