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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 29 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 VENDOR DAY At Flight Line Caf Page 3 KIDS PERFORM Missoula Theater Comes To YAC Pages 4-5 TRAINING Lifeguard Rescue Page 7 VP-26 completes CWTPI From VP-26 Public Affairs Patrol Squadron (VP) 26 the Tridents, completed the Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection (CWTPI) July 19. The purpose of CWTPI is to evaluate the squadrons ord nance procedures and the pro ficiency of its aircrew when handling ordnance. CWTPI is an important milestone for the squadron as we get ready for deployment, said VP-26 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Michael Haymon. Its completion cer tifies the squadron to conduct ordnance loads and flights while deployed. The inspection, which took place over the course of five days was conducted in three phases and covered the entire ty of the Trident ordnance pro grams. CWTPI consists of three phases, said CWO4 Joseph Gunner Doyle, VP-26s ord nance officer. The first phase is a complete administrative review of our programs. The second phase consists of a series of practicals such as inert weapons inspec tion and loading procedures. The third phase is a torpedo exercise flight where inspec tors fly with our aircrew and evaluate their inflight proce dures for different ordnance. The Tridents are currently homeported in Jacksonville and are preparing to deploy in the fall. Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Pediatrics offers school-entry physicals By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonvilles Pediatrics Clinic will provide school physicals (by appointment only; no walkins) Aug. 4, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Physicals are for incoming students entering Florida K-12 schools for the first time, who are enrolled with a primary care manager at the hospitals Pediatrics Clinic. To schedule, call the appointment line at 904-5424677 and select Pediatrics team. Please bring records of any immunizations received at out side facilities. Immunizations Clinic is available for walkins Monday Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. 4:15 p.m.; and Thursday, 9 a.m. 4:15 p.m. For immunizations ques tions, please call 904-542-7810. NH Jacksonville will provide all needed forms for the school entry health exam and immu nizations. Florida law requires that all school children have the appropriate health exam and immunization documentation. A school entry health exam (Form DH 3040) is required for K-12 students entering a Expeditionary Combat Camera concludes final mission By MC1 David Kolmel Navy Expeditionary Combat Camera Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC) completed its final mission off the coast of Fire Island, New York, July 19, while supporting Naval History and Heritage Commands cer emony that commemorated the centennial anniversary of the sinking of the World War I cruiser USS San Diego (ACR 6). MC2 Sean Furey, a native of Lavallette, New Jersey, and assigned to ECCs dive team, integrated with Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2 embarked aboard USNS Grasp (T-ARS 51) and spent several days cap turing underwater imagery of Navy divers surveying the wreck in an effort to determine if the ship was lost to a German mine or submarine-launched torpedo. The mission culmi nated with the divers lowering a ceremonial wreath to honor USS San Diego Sailors who lost their lives during the tragic incident. Furey represents thousands of U.S. Navy combat photogra phers who have recorded his torical events from the land, air and sea spanning from World War I to Operation Enduring Freedom. This last mission is unique because it covers two histori cal events happening simul taneously, and it just so hap pens that I get to be a part of both, said Furey. If you told me when I checked into ECC that I would be documenting its last mission, I wouldnt have believed it. According to Lt. Michael Larson, the final officer-incharge of ECC, naval combat photography began in World War I mainly to conduct aer ial reconnaissance missions, and evolved into small photo graphic teams by World War II. The unit that is todays ECC was first established in 1951, and since then the commands mission has remained mostly unchanged for 67 years. Our mission has been to historically preserve the nature of events, and to provide imag ery to combatant command ers for a variety of purposes, including telling the Navy story, said Larson. The Navy established combat photographic units in 1942 that Courtesy photo Aviation ordnancemen from Patrol Squadron (VP) 26, the Tridents gather for a group photo after successfully loading five torpedoes on a P-8A Poseidon. The Trident ordnance shop recently com pleted the Conventional Weapons Technical Proficiency Inspection scoring a perfect 400 out of 400 points. Photo by Jacob Sippel Naval Hospital Jacksonville offers school-entry physicals (by appointment), and immunizations (walk-in). For an appointment, call 542-4677. Photo by Christopher Lange Expeditionary Combat Camera (ECC) and Navy divers assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 enter the water during a wreath-laying ceremony held aboard USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the USS San Diego (ACR 6). This was the final mission for ECC after 67 years of service to the Navy and Department of Defense. See PHYSICALS, Page 6 See ECC, Page 7


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 From Staff July 26 1812 Frigate Essex captures British brig Leander. 1912 First airborne radio communi cations from naval aircraft to ship (Lt. John Rodgers to USS Stringham). 1946 Capt. Joy Bright Hancock appointed director, Womens Naval Reserve. 1948 President Harry S. Truman orders desegregation of the Armed Services. 1954 Three aircraft from USS Philippine Sea (CVA-47) shoot down Chinese fighters that fired on them while they were providing air cover for rescue operations for a U.K. airliner shot down by a Chinese aircraft. July 27 1953 Korean War armistice signed at Panmunjon, Korea, cease-fire went into effect at 10 p.m. July 28 1915 Sailors and Marines land in Haiti to restore order. 1916 Navy establishes a Code and Signal Section which initially worked against German ciphers and tested the security of communications during U.S. naval training maneuvers. 1926 Team of scientists from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) and Carnegie Institution determine height of the ionosphere through use of radio pulse transmitter developed by NRL. 1945 USS Callaghan (DD-792) is last U.S. Navy ship sunk by a Japanese kamikaze attack, off Okinawa. 1973 Launch of Skylab III, the sec ond manned mission to the first U.S. manned space station, was piloted by Maj. Jack Lousma, USMC with Capt. Alan Bean, USN as the commander of the mission and former Navy electron ics officer, Owen Garriott as Science Pilot. The mission lasted 59 days, 11 hours and included 858 Earth orbits. Recovery by USS New Orleans (LPH-11). July 29 1846 Sailors and Marines from U.S. sloop Cyane capture San Diego, Calif. 1918 Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Queenstown, Ireland. 1945 U.S. warships bombard Hamamatsu, Japan. 1967 Fire on board USSForrestal (CV-59) kills 134 crew members. July 30 1918 Units of First Marine Aviation Force arrive at Brest, France. 1941 Japanese aircraft bomb USS Tutuila (PR-4) at Chungking, China the first Navy ship damaged by Axis forces during World War II. 1942 FDR signs act establish ing WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). During World War II, over 80,000 officer and enlisted women served in the WAVES. 1944 Naval Task Force lands Army troops near Cape Opmarai, New Guinea. 1945 Japanese submarine, I-58, sinks cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35) in Philippine Sea only 316 of 1199 crew survived. 1967 Fire on board aircraft carrier USSForrestal (CV-59) off the coast of Vietnam results in death of 134 crew. July 31 1815 Commodore Stephen Decatur concludes agreement with Bey of Tunis to compensate U.S. for seizure of mer chant ships during the War of 1812. 1874 Commissioning of USS Intrepid, first U.S. warship equipped with torpedoes. 1912 First attempt to launch an air plane by catapult made at Annapolis, Md. 1964 All-nuclear task force of USS Long Beach (CGN 9), USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and USS Bainbridge l(CGN 25) eaves Norfolk, Va. to begin Operation Sea Orbit, to circle the globe without refueling. They returned on Oct. 3. Aug. 1 1801 U.S. schooner Enterprise cap tures Tripolitan ship Tripoli. 1921 Successful tests of gyro scopic high-level bombsight (Norden Bombsight) at Torpedo Station, Yorktown, Va. Carl Norden devel oped the bombsight for the Bureau of Ordnance. 1946 Office of Naval Research (ONR) established. 1950 Control of Guam transferred to U.S. Department of Interior. 1958 USS Nautilus (SSN-571) sub merges under Arctic ice cap near Point Barrow. 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 Writers MC1(SW) Brian Reynolds AO2 Haley Ballard Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley U.S. Navy photo Based on the Ling-Temco-Vought F-8 Crusader fighter, the LTV Corsair II was a carrier-based attack aircraft designed to replace the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk. Testing was accomplished with wartime urgency and the first fleet delivery (VA174) was in October 1966. The A-7 production continued until September 1984 when a total of 1,545 were built for our Navy, Air Force, Air National Guard and a number of other nations. This Week In Navy History NAVADMIN outlines changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs NAVADMIN 170/18 announces updat ed changes to the Department of Defense Post-9/11 GI Bill instruction. Department of Defense released changes July 12, to depart ment policy on the transfer by service mem bers in the Uniformed Services of Post-9/11 GI Bill education benefits to eligible family members. Effective July 12, 2019, eligibility to transfer those benefits is limited to Sailors with less than 16 years of total service, active duty ser vice and/or selected Reserves as applicable. Previously, there were no restrictions on when Sailors could transfer education benefits to their family members. The provision for a Sailor to have at least six years of service to apply to transfer benefits remains unchanged. Sailors with more than 16 years of credible service who have not completed the transfer eligibility by July 12, 2019 will not retain the ability to transfer education benefits to eligible family members. The policy change allows Sailors to retain their eligibility to transfer education benefits even if they have not served the entirety of their obligated service commitment through no fault of their own. This means if a Sailor fails to fulfill their service obligation because of a force shaping event (such as officers involuntarily separated as a result of being twice passed over for promotion, or enlisted personnel involuntarily separated as a result of failure to meet minimum retention standards, such as high-year tenure) the transfer of bene fits to a family member would not be impacted. All approvals for transferability of Post9/11 GI Bill continue to require a four-year commitment in the Armed Forces and, more importantly, the member must be eligible to be retained for four years from the date of elec tion. For more information about the Post-9/11 GI Bill policy changes, see NAVADMIN 170/18 at For more on the policy, visit http://www.esd. NEX offers mobile coupons and more From NEXCOM Public Affairs The Navy Exchange (NEX) is now able to deliver coupons right to its customers finger tips by sending text messages to their wireless device. NEX customers in the continental United States can now sign up to connect with the NEX through their mobile device which will give them access to special offers and coupons through SMS messages as well as special online offers. Customers can sign up for the mobile information by texting JOIN to 57662.* We are excited to be able to communicate with our valued NEX customers with this new service, said Rich Honiball, Navy Exchange Service Commands Executive Vice President, Global Merchandising and Marketing Officer. Our goal is to be able to communicate with our cus tomers 24/7. As we continue to enhance our digital capabili ties, it was only natural that we engage our customers from a mobile perspective because as for many of them, this is their preferred way of connecting with us. Upon signing up, customers will receive via text message a one-time-use mobile welcome coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more. The welcome coupon is valid for 14 days from time of signup and is valid in store or online at myNavyEx Subscribers must be authorized NEX customers in order to redeem coupons. To sign up, customers must have a text messaging-enabled mobile device provided by a supported carrier includ ing AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Boost, Cellular South, Midwest Wireless, MetroPCS, nTe Like mother, like daughter By Lisa Smith Molinari Special Contributor You can call me Parent of the Year. I just gave my 17-year-old daughter per mission to go cliff diving with her friends at a rocky outcrop overlooking the bay. As counter-intuitive as this may seem for a parent, I smile when my children seek out the kind of old-fashioned, risky fun I had when I was a kid. Back before the Internet made screens our main focus in life, we spent summers trying to figure out what to do for entertain ment. Swimming holes, rope swings, junkyards and bridges were hot spots, but in a pinch, abandoned shopping carts, appliance boxes and other house hold objects would also do the trick. One summer in the 1970s, my older brother scored two large inner tubes. He called his friend, Tracy, to come over to help him figure out what to do with them. Tray was in junior high school and wanted nothing to do with little sisters like me. So, I trotted barefoot up the hill to the neighbors backyard play house, picking newly-sprouted dandeli ons along the way. About an hour later, there was a knock at the playhouse door. Hey, Lisa! Cmeer! Wanna do some thing fun with me and Tracy? Flabbergasted by this unusual turn of events, I threw the baby doll I was nur turing into the spider-webbed corner and ran out the door. Whaddya wanna do? I yelled excitedly. Tracy and Tray lead me to the side of the neighbors house where I saw the inner tubes lashed together, side by side, with twine. Grinning sideways at each other and down at me, my brother said, Lisa, if you climb inside the tubes, well roll you down the hill and itll be really fun! I couldnt see red flags or hear alarm bells. All I knew was that my big brother finally wanted to play with me. I crouched down and climbed into the center hole, gripping the metal valves like handles just as they instruct ed. With my chin on my chest and my legs crisscrossed, I fit snuggly into the tiny space. Assuring me that the ride would be better than the Scrambler at the County Fair, they carefully shoved me off down the hill. As the tubes took their first few rota tions, I squealed with excitement. But then, I reached the drop off at the front of the neighbors property, and the cylinder spun wildly with the sudden acceleration. The natural undulations of the lawn sent the tubes airborne, causing them to change shape as they bounced on the ground. The circle dis torted into an elongated oval with each impact, and my teeth clacked. As the contraption flew down the hill toward a border of blue spruces, my initial squeals of delight turned into breathy screams of terror, and then into the silence of survival mode. From my cramped vantage point, I could see flashes of blue sky, the approach ing spruces, grass, and Tray and Tracy screaming down the hill after me. I knew I had to save myself from certain disaster. As I slammed into the ground after a particularly high bounce, I allowed my foot to pop out of the ring. My toes immediately caught the grass, flipping the tubes like a quar ter in a coin toss. My wheel of terror teetered to a stop just before the spruces, and I burst out of the confining hole onto the grass. The entire universe spun around me. I could hear faint yelling coming closer, until Tracys silhouette appeared against the blue sky above me. Lisa! Lisa! Are you okay? Tracy panted, as a drop of spit began to ooze from his gaping mouth. Just before the elongating globule could detach itself, Tracy slurped and swallowed in the nick of time. As the summers passed, my brother continued to bait me into painful judo flips, terrifying locked closets, and harebrained schemes, and I also found plenty of trouble all on my own. And now, as my teenage daughter goes to jump off cliffs, I say a little prayer that no one breaks an arm, I accept the nat ural order of the world, and I under stand that some things never change. Meat Potatoes of Life See NEX, Page 6


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 3 Galley holds Menu Review Board By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News Every quarter the Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Flight Line Cafe holds a food vendor event where custom ers can try different foods and vote on what they would like to see the galley serve in the future. About 350 galley customers tasted foods from 12 dif ferent vendors July 18 and had the opportunity to vote on what they liked and what they didnt. This event is mandated, said CWO4 Benny Brockington, food service officer. It is a quarterly event called the Menu Review Board, where we take a look at our menu and see about different ways of doing things. If we are doing things right, we con tinue to do that. Brockington is responsible for the overall operation and accountable to the commanding officer for the good morale and discipline of the food service operation. We ask each Sailor to give a critique on the products, Brockington said. If there was something that is healthy and fits the description that the Navy allows us to serve, we will work with the region to try to get that routed up to NAVSUP for approval and incorporated into or 21-day cycle menu. The Menu Review Board planned the review board to coincide with burger day at the galley, which is a customer favorite. We try to have the aroma in the air of good food and bring in the vendors and make it something different to let them know we are really serious about this, he said. We want their honest feedback on how we can do things better. Trying new foods and the opportunity to give their feed back was a big hit with galley customers. I thought this was a very successful event. It was a great idea to do this, said Lt. Ian McCarthy, NAS Jacksonville chaplain. It certainly increases the Sailors sense of ownership of the galley. This is their galley, as well as the Navys galley and it helps them to feel more included in the command. Brockington agreed with the importance of listening to the customers. You have to put the customers first, he said. It doesnt matter whether they are E-1 or O-10, the cus tomers are always right and you have to hear their voice and try to accommodate them. By AO2 Haley Ballard NAS Jax Public Affairs This weeks Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Sailor in the Spotlight is CS2 Travis Nardine. Nardine was named Sailor of the Third Quarter for fiscal year 2018. He currently works at the NAS Jax Flight Line Caf as a records keeper. A native from Lebanon, Connecticut, Nardine joined the Navy more than six years ago to, enrich myself for career opportunities and make a positive differ ence in the world, said Nardine. He joined the Navy as an undesig nated seaman, after being temporarily assigned as a food service assistant (FSA) aboard USS DeWert (FFG-45). During his time as an FSA, Nardine says he felt like he had found his home and a family choosing to convert to culinary special ist. Outside of the Navy, Nardine and his wife volunteer at several rescue dog charities to help raise money for the dogs and find them new homes. He is also in the process of training his dog Trixie to become a certified therapy dog. CS2 Travis Nardine Photos by Reggie Jarrett CWO4 Benny Brockington, food service officer at the Naval Air Station Flight Line Caf, welcomes Sailors to the food vendor show July 18. Patrons were given free food samples by 12 vendors at the quarterly event and offered their opinions on what they liked and didn't like. Vendors serve up free food samples to customers of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Flight Line Caf July 18. Customers tasted items and offered their opinions on the food to influence future galley menus. rf Sailor in the Spotlight


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Childrens theater comes to NAS Jax YAC By Staff Children at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Center (YAC) recently participated in the production of a Missoula Childrens Theater show. This years show, Robin Hood, featured 48 kids who attend the Summer Camp program at YAC. For military children moving from base-to-base, one commonality is that Missoula holds these produc tions at pretty much every base, said Noel Morrison, Missoula actor and director. I was a Navy kid myself and remember seeing these productions at bases when I was growing up. Morrison, along with her husband Bowen, travels weekly to different bases with a truck loaded with backdrops and costumes for the show. In less than a week, tryouts take place, lines and songs are learned and at the end of the week, a show is performed for parents. This is a huge accomplishment that is achieved in a short amount of time and our main goal is that every one has fun, said Morrison. The main actors spend around four hours a day learning their lines and are sent home with a script. Additionally, during the day, seven songs are rehearsed. For Kyla Ware, who plays the Nottingham sheriff, even though this is her first show, she is pre pared. I decided to try out for the show because I like to experience new things and Im not nervous at all, said Kyla Ware. Every night, my mom has been working with me to help learn my lines. This particular show, which has a lot of humor, has a surprise twist at the end and some of the littlest par ticipants will play a big role. Children ages 5-7 will be skunks and they actually save the day, said Morrison. According to staff at YAC, the show is something they look forward to every year. The kids learn so much during this week from public speaking to working together as a team, said Chadwick Wells, YAC assistant director. Our children are getting the full theater experience thanks to Missoula. "Skunks" work their magic on a guard during a rehearsal for Robin Hood at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Center Summer Camp. The Missoula Children's Theater provided the backdrops and uniforms for the show. Bowen Morrison, Missoula Children's Theater actor and director, works with Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Summer Camp participants preparing for a production of Robin Hood. In one week, tryouts were held, lines and songs were learned in preparation of the production for families and friends July 20. Bowen Morrison works with Youth Activities Center summer campers on physical comedy for the Robin Hood production at the center. Noel Morrison adjusts a costume for Amina Chapman before a dress rehearsal of Robin Hood at the Youth Activities Center.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 5 Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Center Summer Camp participants work on choreography for the show, Robin Hood, along with staff from Missoula Children's Theater. The back row of "skunks" end up saving the day in the show. Photos by MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds and Julie M. Lucas Bowen Morrison adjusts a costume for Taylor Boyd before a dress rehearsal of Robin Hood at the Youth Activities Center. Children listen to instructions before a dress rehearsal of Robin Hood at the Youth Activities Center. Missoula Children's Theater Noel Morrison teaches Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Center Summer Campers to be expressive, while practicing for an upcoming show. Soriah Bookall recites her lines about an evil plot during the first day of rehearsals for Robin Hood. She was one of 48 children to participate in the produc tion at the Youth Activities Center. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Youth Activities Center Summer Camp participants Kira Jackson (left) and Kyla Ware giggle while going over their lines for the Missoula Children's Theater show. This was the first show for both Jackson and Ware. Missoula Theater's Bowen Morrison puts the finish ing touches on the set for the production of Robin Hood, which was made up of children from the Youth Activities Center Summer Camp.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Porter retires from Wing CMDCM Brian Porter of Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11, holds a folded American flag received from his son during his retirement ceremony at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville All Saints Chapel July 13. Porter retired from the U.S. Navy with 26 years of honorable service. Florida school for the first time (or after being absent for more than 12 months or one school year). For students transferring in, a comparable form from another state is acceptable, if completed within the previous year. Certificates of Immunization (Form DH 680) are also required for students entering kindergarten and incoming K-12 students entering Florida schools for the first time. These immunization forms are valid until the child turns 11 years of age (when additional vaccines are due), and after the required immunizations are obtained, a new certificate of immuni zation is issued that remains effective until high school graduation. PHYSICALS From Page 1 los, Suncom, Virgin Mobile, Sprint or T-Mobile. *Message and data rates may apply. Customers will receive one message each time JOIN is texted to 57662 and then monthly recurring messages after sign up is completed. Terms, conditions and privacy can be found at: https:// termsconditions NEX From Page 2 FRCSE command master chief retires after 30-year career By Clifford Davis FRCSE Public Affairs Have a fine Navy day, was the part ing salutation Sailors and civilians of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast heard from Command Master Chief Donald Henderson. His retirement ceremony at Jacksonvilles Friendship Fountain on Friday marked the end of his tenure at the Navy aviation maintenance, over haul and repair facility, as well as the end of 30 years of service to his country. Both he and the Navy have changed in that timespan. When I came in the Navy during the 1980s, some of the work centers could still be a little caustic, Henderson said. I think back to when I would walk up the ships brow five minutes before it was time to muster. Why did I do that? Because I dreaded coming in to work. However, it was during some of his difficult early days in the Navy where he began to learn how to lead by example. Some of my petty officers told me, Hey, if you want to get anywhere in this Navy, you cant operate like that. You need to be prepared for the day, he said. So throughout the rest of my career, I took the approach that I want myself and my Sailors to look forward to com ing in to work in the morning. Hendersons bright and positive demeanor may not exactly fit the ste reotype of a command master chief, but theres no arguing with his results. I will tell you that Ive been in the Navy for more than 27 years, and no one does it better, said FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. Trent DeMoss. Hendersons background as an avia tion support equipment technician served him well at the facility. Under his tutelage, Sailors at FRCSEs detach ments Jacksonville and Mayport scored a 98.9 and 95.6, respectively. Both scores were the highest ever achieved at the detachments. You can see his love for the Navy in the smile on his face every morn ing, and in the enthusiasm he shows in working with our Sailors and civilians every single day, DeMoss said. Hes had a lasting effect on this depot. Hendersons love of the Navy is only surpassed by his love for his family, and that was what ultimately pushed him to retire. Ive been away from my family for 13 years, the way I counted it, between time on deployment and geographical bachelor tours, Henderson said. Its not lost on me how much theyve sacri ficed as well. Hendersons nine deployments spanned the carriers USS Saratoga, Enterprise, George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Carl Vinson. A native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Henderson plans to stay in the Jacksonville area with his wife, two sons and grandchildren. (From left) Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) CMDCM Donald Henderson gathers with his sons, wife and FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. Trent DeMoss during his retirement ceremony July 13 at Jacksonville's Friendship Fountain. Henderson retired from the Navy after 30 years of honorable service. From left, AMC Steven Cordero of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE), incoming FRCSE CMDCM Jeremy Bridges, FRCSE Commanding Officer Capt. Trent DeMoss, FRCSE CMDCM Donald Henderson and Lt. Cmdr. James Askiew, a Navy chaplain with Navy Operational Support Center Miami, salute as the color guard passes by during Hendersons retirement ceremony at Jacksonvilles Friendship Fountain July 13. Photos by Victor Pitts Fleet Readiness Center Southeast CMDCM Donald Henderson (right cen ter) returns the salute of the current and former chief petty officers who lined the ceremonial brow. Photos by MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds McManus retires from CNRSE Cmdr. Mark McManus, Commander, Navy Region Southeast executive assistant, left, receives the Legion of Merit Medal from Capt. Wesley McCall, executive assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, Installations and Environment, during his retirement ceremony July 20 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville. McManus retired after 27 years of honorable naval service. Cmdr. Mark McManus, Commander, Navy Region Southeast executive assistant, salutes his sideboys following his retirement ceremony July 13. Photo by MC1 Jerome D. Johnson


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 7 ECC From Page 1 deployed to the Pacific and European theaters of war to document major campaigns including Normandy and Iwo Jima. Then in 1951, the Navy estab lished what would eventually become todays combat camera, the Atlantic Fleet Motion Picture Unit. The unit first documented Navy and Marine Corps operations during the Korean War. In 1966, the unit became the Atlantic Fleet Combat Camera Group and deployed teams to docu ment the war in Vietnam. The unit became Expeditionary Combat Camera in 2010 and continued documenting all branches of the military during major U.S. conflicts, operations and exercises. A hallmark of Navy Combat Cameras unique skill sets is the units ability to provide underwater photography. ECC divers have routinely documented underwater salvage operations, and research and inspection missions like the mission with the San Diego. Its fitting that our last job is a dive job, because that is one of the things that set us apart from the other servic es Combat Camera units, said Furey. Being able to put my name in with so many other Combat Camera greats that came before me was a special experi ence. Larson, who served as a combat cameraman in Iraq, said he and many Sailors have done the best documenta tion work of their careers at Combat Camera. Combat Cameras legacy will live on through the decades of imagery weve created telling the story of our military forces, and is forever preserved in the eyes of the viewers. The Navys combat camera units will officially disestablish on Sept. 30, end ing 67 years of service to the Navy and Department of Defense. Photo by MC2 Ryan Williams MC2 Sean Furey, attached to Expeditionary Combat Camera, gears up for his final dive with Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 in support of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the USS San Diego (ACR 6) off the coast of Fire Island New York. Believed to be caused by a German mine or torpedo, the armored cruiser sank in 28 minutes with the loss of six lives. The ceremony was organized by the Naval History and Heritage Command, which is responsible for the preservation, analysis, and dissemination of U.S. Naval history and heritage. Lifeguards drill with firefighters By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News Lifeguards are no stranger to training drills, but what is new for the lifeguards aboard Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville is to team up with the fire department as they did July 20. I found out that the life guards have an in-service training, so I thought it was important for them to interact with the fire department, said Jim Butters, NAS Jacksonville training officer. And then the fire depart ment would be able to provide more professional subject mat ter expertise on treatment of a drowning victim. The training scenario called for a 10-year-old girl to be a drowning victim, unconscious and not breathing. A life-sav ing mannequin was sent down the waterslide and was pulled from the water and given CPR as the paramedics were called. Once at the scene, theNAS Jacksonville First Coast Navy Fire and Emergency Services firefighters and paramedics worked with the lifeguards in life-saving procedures. I think it was a really good drill. It was a great time for our staff to be able to see how they would work with the paramed ics, said Tara Mayer, aquatics coordinator. Megan Spencer, was one of the sixteen lifeguards to par ticipate in or observe the drill. It was really interesting to see a full experience and working with the EMTs helped to rein force what we already learned, she said. It was very cool talking to them. The interaction between the lifeguards and the paramedics was one of the main reasons for the drill. The important part of it was to establish that inte gration and get the fire depart ment and the lifeguards work ing together, Butters said. Lifeguards (from left) Brian Walcutt, Megan Spencer and Alex Martinets place a mannequin on a backboard during a drowning drill at Naval Air Station Jacksonville's outdoor pool July 20. Photos by Reggie Jarrett Firefighter/Paramedic Nathan Hutchenson (bottom left) observes lifeguards perform CPR on a mannequin. See DRILL, Page 8


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 The lifeguards will continue to do their monthly in-service drills to make sure they have their skills up-to-date, but Mayer hopes that working with the fire department will become a regular part of the training. We are going to try to do this quarterly, she said, so the kids get used to it. DRILL From Page 7 Photo by Reggie Jarrett Lifeguard Brian Walcutt pulls a life-saving mannequin to safety during a drowning drill at the outdoor pool aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 20. The man nequin represented a 10-year-old girl who became unconscious after going down the waterslide. Photos by Jacob Sippel William Kay, a medical support assistant at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles internal medicine clinic, checks a Sailor in for an appointment July 18. Kay, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania says, As a retired Navy hospital corpsman, I know the people I work with very well and I wouldnt want to be around anyone different. I enjoy the camaraderie. The faces of Naval Hospital Jacksonville HM2 Joshua Crisano, a physical therapy technician at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, applies an ice pack to a Sailors knee. Crisano, a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, says, I enjoy the close relationships you develop with patients. I get to see them come in injured, and help improve their condition to where they leave physically healthy. Its awesome! Mary Buskohl, a registered nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles immunizations clinic, administers a typhoid vaccination to a patient. Buskohl, a native of Aurora, Colorado, says, Ive been here more than 20 years and enjoy making sure patients receive high-qual ity care. Buskohl and her team recently scored 100 percent in all eight categories on the tri-annual immu nizations assessment, recognizing program excellence. SH2 Bernard Ford retrieves requested supplies at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles central supply. Ford, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania says, Coming from two straight ship duty stations, Ive seen both land and sea. Working with these service members and their families is unique and very special. LS1 Timi Luckie reviews a Sailors check-in paperwork at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles travel. Luckie, a native of Dayton, Ohio, says, I enjoy helping people understand the Defense Travel System (DTS). Many people struggle with DTS and they are relieved when those struggles are gone. HN Aaron Green prepares a baby warmer at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles labor and delivery. Green, a native of Shreveport, Louisiana, says I have a great job, work with exceptional nurses, and am surrounded by happiness. Seeing new families form brings me great joy. Wanda Henry, a health benefits advisor at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, explains TRICARE benefits to a Sailor. Henry, a native of Selma, Alabama, says, I love helping people. They come in with issues and I help resolve them. Its gratifying making a difference in someones day. The health benefits advisors provide basic TRICARE information including how to file a claim, how to read an "explanation of benefits" statement, supplemental insurance options, and TRICARE updates including the new open enrollment season this fall (Nov. 12-Dec. 10). HM2 Steven Huskey obtains patient vitals at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles ambulatory procedure unit (APU). Huskey, a native of New Market, Tennessee, says, The APU team here is awesome. With every patient we come together to accomplish the task. Patient safety is our priority.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 9 Bean Bag Toss Doubles Tournament July 30 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 earn participation points for their command toward the by July 27. Indoor Volleyball League Meeting Aug. 8 The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, Dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jadksonville and retirees. The games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunch time. The meeting will be held at the base gym, Bldg. 614 or designated representative attend the meeting will receive attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. Intramural Fall Softball League Meeting Aug. 15 The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, assigned to a commandcat NAS Jacksonville and Retirees. The meeting will be held at the base gym, Bldg. 614 in the at 11:30 a.m. The games are played in the evenings on should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, dependents (18 and older) at NAS Jacksonville and retirees. The meeting will be held played in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All interested personnel should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. 7 On 7 Flag Football League Meeting Aug. 22 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 Mondays and Wednesdays in the evenings. The meeting will be held at the base gym, Bldg. should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. Ultimate Frisbee League Meeting Aug. 29 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 Tuesdays and Thursdays in the evenings. The meeting will be held at the base gym, Bldg. personnel should attend the meeting to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the league. 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 contact the base gym at 5422930 to get more information about the tennis lessons and to make an appointment for a lesson. Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $40 90 minutes = $60 Additional hours if person takes more than two hours per week = $25 Adults and Juniors: 60 minutes = $20 each person together : Adults: 3-8 people (60 minutes for 3 people; 90 min for 4 or more people) = $15 per person is 8. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930 or e-mail Visit the MWR website at or nasjaxmwr. Standings As of July Badminton Singles Player Wins Losses GARSKE 3 0 VAZQUEZ 3 0 GRIMES 2 1 BONSER 2 1 YUNOS 2 1 NEUDIGATE 1 1 BROWN 1 2 GOSWAMI 1 2 FOSTER 0 3 Intramural Summer Basketball Team Wins Losses VR-58/VR-62 6 2 Summer Golf Teams Wins Losses GEMD 4 1 Greybeard Summer Basketball Teams Wins Losses NAS Jax Sports VP-30 wins 3-on-3 Sand Volleyball Championship By Bill Bonser MWR Sports Coordinator The Captains Cup 3-on-3 Sand Volleyball league had 12 teams and played April through July. The league was supposed to be finished in June, however, with the heavy rains we received this year, several matches had to be postponed due to the sand courts being flooded. The playoffs began June 6 with 10 teams. The first week went well as eight matches were played. However, the next two weeks were not so good because the courts were flooded from all the every day rain showers. The playoffs picked back up on June 19-21 knocking out nine matches. The final match between VP-30 and NAVFAC Gold was postponed for two weeks due to the amount of rainfall every day and began July 11. The cham pionship match was a great one as VP-30 only had two players and NAVFAC Gold had three players. Both teams were missing one of their better players. VP-30 won the first game 21-18 and all they had to do was win the next game to win the match and the championship. However, NAVFAC Gold was not about to give up and ended up winning the second game by the score of 21-20. The win forced a third game to see who would win the match. NAVFAC Gold outlasted VP-30 to win the third game 16-14 to force a second championship match with VP-30 since this was VP-30s first loss in a double elimination playoff format. The second championship game took place July18. VP-30 fielded three players with one of their best players returning from vacation. NAVFAC Gold had four players so they could substitute for a player and VP-30 did not have any sub stitutes. The first game of the match was very close with VP-30 winning the first game of the match by the score of 21-17. The second game of the match was also very close and once again VP-30 came out on top by the same score of 21-17 to win the 2018 Captains Cup 3 on 3 Sand Volleyball Championship. Courtesy photo Patrol Squadron 30 won the 2018 Captain's Cup 3 on 3 Sand Volleyball Championship with (from left) Shane Kitterman, Jake Lumsden, and Nathan Durham.


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Get Connected with MWR nasjaxmwr@ Community Recreation Call 542-3227 Paint-n-Take Crayon Canvas Art Whitewater Rafting Trip Paint Night River Cove Catering & Conference Center Conference Center? Deweys Call 542-3521 Friday Family Night and times. at 7 p.m. Freedom Lanes Bowling Center bowlers always welcome! otherwise* Fitness, Sports & Aquatics platters available after the race. Participation medals will information. Visit operation. Call the base gym for pricing information. MWR Digital Library com to register. assistance. The Liberty Recreation Center information. NAS Jax Golf Club Trophies awarded to the 1st place team. The cost is $75 per p.m. daily. 3 p.m. Monday Friday. Mulberry Cove Marina appointment only. Sail Classes Auto Skills Center paint booth and welding Youth Activities Center Register today! Family Fitness Center Jax Navy Flying Club and commercial Find more info online at Community Recreation limit. Monster Jam Triple Threat $25-$35 seating. dates Stomp: Feb. 15. Take advantage of these vacations at an affordable price! booking. driving! $75. Child $11. Jacksonville Sharks: $24. except paint balls $15.


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