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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 30 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 FRCSE Maintain Air Force Helos Page 3 USO HOST S Military Appreciation Night Pages 4-5 VP-30 Appears at RIAT Air Show Page 6 First phase completed of BEQ renovation project By MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds NAS Jacksonville Assistant Public Affairs Officer The first phase of the Unaccompanied Housing Renovation Project of Building 822 was completed July 25 at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville. Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor participated in a ceremonial ribbon cutting, marking the official completion of the C wing of the facility. This has been a tremendous effort by all involved, Connor said. All of the hard work put into this project shows our dedication to the improvement of the quality of life of our unaccompanied Sailors who live at NAS Jacksonville. Photo by MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor (second from right), Beverly Nix, NAS Jax Unaccompanied Housing man ager (center), and NAS Jax Command Master Chief Jeffery Waters (second from left), along with staff and contractors, cut a ribbon at the C-wing of the newly renovated NAS Jax Bachelor Enlisted Quarters July 25. AWO1 Anthony Bayate of Patrol Squadron 62, turns a prop on the P-3C Orion aircraft during a maintenance inspection July 24. P-C maintenance Photo by Kaylee LaRocque Volunteers clean shoreline at NAS Jax By Reggie Jarrett Editor Jax Air News The shoreline along Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville is now a lot cleaner thanks to about 200 volunteers from 13 tenant commands that spent a few hours picking up garbage and debris during the annual cleanup July 26. Volunteers walked the shoreline along NAS Jacksonville airfield as well as Mulberry Cove and additional vol unteers took to the water in canoes, kayaks and powerboats to collect debris in the water and bring it to shore where it could be properly disposed of. IT2 Ashley Otten of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, was one of the volunteers in a kayak. I like to help clean up, she said. Whenever I go to the beach, I take garbage bags and pick up trash. The cleanup effort started at8 a.m.whenNAS Jacksonville Safety Specialist Gregg Gillette addressed the volunteers at Mulberry Cove with a safety presentation, reminding them that their safety was the top priority for the day. Before you pick up anything, iden tify it and ask is it worth it, because you cannot assess anything you havent identified, he told the crowd. Gillette also warned the volunteers abouttopics ranging from poison ivy to snakes and the importance of looking Photo by MC1(SW) Brian G. Reynolds Sailors stationed at Naval Air Station Jacksonville participate in a shoreline clean up removing trash and debris along the banks of the St. Johns River. Photos by Lt. Brian Neiheisel The Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven Administration team combs the rocky shoreline in search of debris. CPRW-11 Sailors assist with shoreline cleanup By Lt. Brian Scott Neiheisel CPRW-11 Public Affairs Officer Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing Eleven (CPRW-11) Sailors participated in the Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Shoreline Clean up alongside other tenant commands July 26. This opportunity gave Sailors the ability to work together, promoting teamwork between commands. It was also a great chance to give back to both the base and the greater Jacksonville See CLEANUP, Page 7 See CPRW-11 CLEANUP, Page 7 See BEQ, Page 6


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 From Staff Aug. 2 1943 PT-109, under com mand of Lt. j.g. John F. Kennedy, is cut in half by Japanese destroyer Amagiri. 1943 Naval task groups bombard Japanese forces on Kiska, Alaska. 1950 Amphibious force ships land Marine First Provisional Brigade at Pusan, Korea helping to save this last area of South Korea from cap ture. 1964 Three North Vietnamese PT boats attack USS Maddox (DD-731) in inter national waters in Gulf of Tonkin. Maddox sinks one. Aug. 3 1804 American Squadron, including USS Constitution, attacks Tripoli. 1812 U.S. frigate Essex cap tures British brig Brothers. 1861 Construction of USS Monitor authorized. 1861 First manned ascent in a balloon from a ship (gun boat USS Fanny) to observe Confederate artillery position at Hampton Roads, Va. 1942 Mildred McAffee (Horton) becomes the first woman officer commissioned into Naval Reserve. 1950 First Marine Corps aviation mission against North Korea by VMF-214, from USS Sicily. 1950 First helicopter evacu ation in Korea by VMO-6. 1958 USS Nautilus (SSN-571) is first ship to reach the geo graphic North Pole submerged. 1970 USS James Madison (SSBN-627) conducts first sub merged launching of Poseidon nuclear missile off Cape Kennedy. Aug. 4 1846 Sailors and Marines from USS Congress capture Santa Barbara. 1858 First trans-Atlan tic cable completed by USS Niagara and British ship Agamemnon. 1944 Fifth Fleet carrier task forces begin air attack against Iwo Jima and the Bonin Islands. 1947 Birth date of the Medical Service Corps. 1964 The Navy and nation al intelligence sources report a North Vietnamese PT boat attack on USS Turner Joy and USS Maddox in the Tokin Gulf prompting Congress to pass the Tonkin Gulf Resolution on Aug. 7, 1964. The attack was later proven untrue. Aug. 5 1832 Frigate Potomac is first U.S. Navy ship to entertain royalty, the king and queen of Sandwich Islands, Honolulu. 1864 Rear Adm. David Farragut wins Battle of Mobile Bay, sealing off last Confederate port on Gulf Coast. 1882 Authorization of first steel warships begins the mod ern Navy. 1915 First air spotting for shore batteries at Fort Monroe, Va. 1921 Yangtze River Patrol Force established as command under Asiatic Fleet. 1953 Exchange of prison ers of war of Korean Conflict (Operation Big Switch) begins. 1967 Operation Coronado III begins in Rung Sat Zone, Vietnam. 1990 Navy and Marine Task Force (USS Saipan, USS Ponce, and USS Sumter) begin evacua tion of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals from Liberia during civil war. Aug. 6 1862 CSS Arkansas destroyed by her command ing officer to prevent capture by USS Essex. 1943 Battle of Vella Gulf begins. U.S. destroy ers sink three of four Japanese destroyers. 1945 Atomic bomb detonat ed over Hiroshima, Japan. Navy weaponeer, Capt. W.S. Parsons, armed the atomic bomb on the B-29 bomber, Enola Gay. 1990 President George Bush orders Operation Desert Shield, largest overseas deployment since Vietnam, to protect Saudi Arabia after Iraqis invasion of Kuwait. 1997 Naval Forces on Guam help rescue and provide medi cal care to survivors of Korean Airlines Flight 801 that crashed on Guam. Aug. 7 1782 Badge of Military Merit (Purple Heart) established. 1942 Navy Amphibious Task Force lands Marines on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands in first U.S. land offensive of World War II. Aug. 8 1813U.S. schooners Hamilton and Scourge founder in storm on Lake Ontario. 1959 Announcement of Project Teepee, electronic sys tem to monitor 95 percent of earths atmosphere for missile launchings or nuclear explo sions. System developed by William Thaler, ONR physicist. 1972 Women authorized for sea duty as regular ships com pany. New rules regarding GI Bill benefits From Staff The Pentagons new rules on trans ferring GI Bill benefits to dependents, announced recently, have created a lot of concern and confusion among ser vice members, veterans and military families. Here are seven Q & As you need to know: 1. What changes have already taken effect? Answer: The Defense Department requires service members to commit to serve an additional four years in the military in order to transfer GI Bill ben efits to a dependent. Prior to last weeks policy change, that requirement could be waived in some cases if it wasnt possible for a service member to serve another four years. The new policy ends such exceptions, meaning that regardless of what branch of the military you serve in, if you cant commit to another four years for any reason, you cant put in for a GI Bill transfer. Though theres been some confusion about whether this aspect of the policy change applies immediately to mem bers of all service branches, this change is, indeed, currently in effect across DoD. If there are reasons that preclude a service member from committing to four years of service, that service mem ber cannot sign up to transfer their ben efits, a DoD fact sheet on the policy said, listing this as one of the changes that go into effect immediately. 2. How long must I serve to be able to transfer my GI Bill? Answer: Previously, DoD required troops to have served at least six years in order to request a GI Bill transfer. That requirement remains, and the Pentagons new policy will also require that service members not have served more than 16 years. So, youll need between six and 16 years in uniform. Its important to note that because the 16-year cap doesnt go into effect until July 12, 2019, service members who have been in longer than that have a year to transfer their GI Bill benefits as long as they can still com mit to serving four more years. So, if youve been in for 20 years and can commit to 24, make sure you take advantage of this before times up. 3. Ive already transferred my GI Bill benefits. Does this rule change affect me? Answer: No, youre safe. The policy chance will not affect service mem bers who have already transferred their GI Bill benefits, according to Jessica Maxwell, a DoD spokeswoman. 4. If I transfer my benefits now, can I make changes later on? Answer: Yes, you can. If you want to add another child to your list of benefi ciaries or divvy things up between your dependents a little differently, you can do that even if youve been in the ser vice for more than 16 years. 5. Does my kid have to be old enough to use the GI Bill by the time I hit 16 years? Answer: A dependent child must be 18 or younger when the GI Bill benefits are transferred to them -or under 23 in special cases for approved programs, Maxwell said. To use the GI Bill, the dependent must be 18 or a high school graduate. So in other words, you can go ahead and transfer the GI Bill to your 2-year-old without a worry. They just wont be able to use it until theyre of age. 6. Im in the Coast Guard. Do these changes apply to me? Answer: Even though the Coast Guard is under the Department of Homeland Security and not DoD, the same changes apply. 7. I want to transfer my GI Bill ben efits. How do I get started? Answer: Log onto DMDC milConnect. At the top of the page, youll see a sec tion labeled, I want to. Click on the Transfer my education benefits option and go from there. Language test appointments available From Staff Interested in taking the Defense Language Aptitude Battery or the Defense Language Proficiency Test for foreign languages? Dates, times, locations and test appointment registrations are on My Navy Portal: information-warfare-training/n-dfltp For more language testing informa tion, please contact: CIWT_CRRY_Lang_Testing_ 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 Navy photo The combination of the RA-5C Vigilante's ability to deliver conventional weapons, day or night, in all kinds of weather, as well as to complete tactical reconnaissance missions made it one of the most versatile aircraft in the Navy. RA-5Cs served throughout the Vietnam War. Here, two Vigilantes assigned to RVAH-3 fly in formation near the Bahamas. The last of the RA-5C fleet squadrons were disestablished in 1979. This Week In The Navy


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 3 Aviation electrician Devon Jakway repairs connector plugs in an Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk July 23 at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast. Fleet Readiness Center Southeast aircraft mechanic Gregory Walker prepares studs to receive a hydraulic pump by adding metal shims while working on a U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter July 23. Photos by Clifford Davis FRCSE maintains Pave Hawk helos Aircraft mechanics Andres Palacio (left), and Paul Younge repair an U.S. Air Force HH-60G Pave Hawk at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) July 23. Members of the FRCSE vertical lift team perform in-depth maintenance and repair on the aircraft, which are mainly used for search and rescue missions. Courtesy photo Nease NJROTC presents colors Nease NJROTCs Color Guard presented the colors before the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game versus the Montgomery Biscuits July 24 at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. Presenting the colors (from left) Cadets Peyton Gustafson, Troy Barber, Heather Jett and Erin Sass. Nease was recently recognized the fifth highest ranked NJROTC program in the nation. Photo by Kaylee LaRocque Flight line operations A C-130T Hercules (left), and P-8A Poseidon aircraft prepare for take-off from the Naval Air Station Jacksonville flight line July 24. Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62 flies the C-130T, providing rapid response, global air logistics and support to United States maritime forces. Six Patrol Squadrons based at the station fly the P-8A providing long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions to the fleet.


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Thousands enjoy special USO Night By Paige Gnann The Mayport Mirror editor More than 2,000 service mem bers and their families from Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees were able to escape the Florida heat at Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Waterpark July 26. The 12th annual Military Appreciation Night is hosted every year by the Greater Area Jacksonville USO. VyStar Credit Union sponsored the annual event. For only a few of dollars per person, military families enjoyed both amuse ment parks on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach. Normally, just a ticket to the water park would cost around $25 per person so the savings are substantial. This is great, said military family member Kim Pruven, whose husband works at Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 72. Even though [my 9-month old daughter, Ava] cant do a whole bunch, we are enjoying it, she said. Service members and their families spent the evening floating along the Lil St. Johns River lazy river or get ting washed ashore in the Wave Pool. For the little ones, the waterpark offers the redesigned Pirates Play Village, an interactive water play area with slides, nozzles that squirt and spray water, plus a lot of places to explore. There is also a Kiddie Cove designed for toddlers. For the more daring adventur ers, the waterpark offers the Hydro Half-pipe a 35-foot halfpipe, based on a skateboarders trick maker. They could also swirl along in the Eye of the Storm, a 40-foot body slide where riders are chal lenged to see how many revolu tions they can make before drop ping into eight feet of water, according to the Adventure Landing website. On the other side of Adventure Landing, family members could enjoy miniature golf, Taser Tag, the Wacky Worm roller coaster, batting cages, the Adventure Speedway gokarts, and arcade area. Neither the U.S. Navy, nor any other part of the federal government officially endorses any company, sponsor or its products or services. Nine-month-old Ava Pruven has fun playing with water spouts with her mother, Kim, at the Kiddie Cove area designed specifically for toddlers during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, hosted by USO. Families brave the waves at Adventure Landings Wave Pool, a 500,000 gal lon pool producing three to four-foot waves, during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing. Zendaya Ross, 3, is excited after she takes a shot at putt putt at Adventure Landing. Military families enjoy the air conditioning and arcade games available Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing. Families cool off in the Lil St. Johns River lazy river at the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, hosted by the USO. More than 2,000 ser vice members and their families attended the annual event.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 5 NDCS Richard Stafford of Southeast Regional Maintenance Center Mayport, takes the plunge down Hydro Half Pipe. Photos by Paige Gnann Families enjoy the Wacky Worm roller coaster at Adventure Landing. Families head down the go-kart track at the Adventure Speedway, one of sev eral activities during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing. Families brave the waves at Adventure Landings Wave Pool, a 500,000 gallon pool producing three to four-foot waves. Kids and adults enjoy playing in the redesigned Pirates Play Village. HT2 Gary Greenwood of LCS Indianapolis (LSC-17), and his wife, Cara, get their daughter, Payton, 4, and son, Hunter, 3, ready for safe water fun by first putting on life jackets provided by Adventure Landing. A young girl heads down the slide at Pirates Play Village during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, hosted by the USO. More than 2,000 service members and their families from Naval Station Mayport, Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Coast Guard and local recruiting districts and retirees escaped the Florida heat at Adventure Landing and Shipwreck Island Waterpark July 26 during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night, hosted by USO. A group of military kids get ready for some water fun during the 12th annual Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, hosted by the USO July 26.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 VP-5 hosts ROTC and academy midshipmen By Lt.j.g. Rhen Nathe VP-5 Public Affairs This summer, a select few midshipmen from the Naval Academy and Naval ROTC units were able to join the Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 in the day-to-day activities of an operational squadron. The summer cruise program affords midshipmen entering their senior year the ability to be involved in their inter ested warfare community. The opportunities are end less, ranging anywhere from intense special forces training, to going underway on a Naval ship, to flying with a squadron. For eleven midshipmen, it meant an spending a month with VP-5 as the Mad Foxes underwent air-to-air refueling training and participat ed in anti-submarine warfare exercises off the coast of Jacksonville. We had a lot of fun, but more importantly we expe rienced the life of a junior officer in an operational squadron and developed an appreciation for the P-8A and its mission, said MIDN1 Baze, a senior at Florida A&M University. You dont necessarily think of a 737 as a war-fighting machine, but the professionalism and expertise that we saw from the pilots and NFOs (naval flight officers) of VP-5 made me realize that this is what I want to do. The midshipmen began their days in squadron spaces conversing with junior officers, more than happy to field a variety of questions from life in the Navy to previous deployment experiences. Each midshipman was able to join different com bat aircrews in dynamic simulators and flight events. With every day, squadron members taught the future naval officers about patrol squadron operations and the exciting life ahead if they are lucky enough to someday join the ranks of the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance force. The renovation included exterior painting, selected floor finish replacements, plumbing repairs and major upgrades to the heating, ventila tion and air conditioning equipment. The first renovation started in 2017, said Rosalind Holmes, front desk supervisor at unac companied housing. Its been ongoing since then. Theyve redone the air conditioning, carpet, tile and many other upgrades in the barracks. The continuing project is being managed by John Barnard, civil engineer at Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Public Works Department (PWD); Roberto Santos, engineering tech at NAVFAC PWD; and Sandra Shelton, contract specialist at NAVFAC. NAS Jax Sailors began moving into the newly renovated barracks Aug. 1. Beverly Nix, NAS Jax Unaccompanied Housing manager, is excited for the improvement to the bar racks. The upgrades to Building 822 will enhance the quality of life of the residents, Nix said. As with any high-usage housing facility, periodic upgrades were required to improve the living con ditions in each individual room as well as improve operating efficiencies of heating ventilation and air conditioning equipment. These were mainly upgrades, said Holmes. We have to maintain the building to preserve its life. The total project costs for all four phases is approximately $13.5 million, with the first phase costing approximately $7.2 million. The project is broken up into four phases. The remaining four phases will be completed by December 2019. BEQ From Page 1 Nominations open for Human Resources Junior Officer of the Year From Chief of Naval Personnel The Chief of Naval Personnel is seeking nominations for the fiscal year 2018 Human Resources Junior Officer of the Year (JOOY) Award. The annual award was estab lished to recognize Navy Human Resources junior officers, O-4 and below, who have made significant contributions to Navys manpower and personnel readiness during the past fiscal year. Any Human Resources junior officer (1200, 1207 and 1205) may be nominated for the award through their commanding offi cer (CO) or officer in charge (OIC). Nominations must be submitted by Sept. 30 to the Director, Human Resources Center of Excellence (HRCOE). Nomination packages must include a one-page CO or OIC endorsement cover letter, com pleted OPNAV 1650/16 (HR JOOY nomination) form, completed OPNAV 1650/3 (Personal Award Recommendation) form and a Navy Commendation Medal cita tion. Write packages in Times New Roman font, no smaller than 12 point size. Fill in Block 2 of the Personal Award Recommendation with Chief of Naval Personnel, 701 S. Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22204, Block 2a, with 45997 as the UIC. Send the cover letter and com pleted forms as a PDF file, and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal citation as a Microsoft Word file to Director, HRCOE at hrcoe(at), via the safe access file exchange at https:// A panel of senior Human Resource officers will review nomi nations packages and make a final recommendation for the winner of the award. OPNAVINST 1650.33A provides further instruction, rules and guidelines for the award. Award results will be announced by Dec. 15. For further details, email the Director, Human Resources Center of Excellence at hrcoe(at) For more information, visit www., usnavy, or vy. Courtesy photo Lt. Jack Daly of Patrol Squadron (VP) 5 familiarizes midshipmen with the P-8A Poseidon's flight controls and instruments during a routine training flight. During the summer, 11 midshipmen spent a month with VP-5 as the squadron went through air-to-air refueling training and anti-submarine warfare exer cises. VP-30 takes P-8A to RIAT Air Show From VP-30 Public Affairs Patrol Squadron (VP) 30 personnel recently took a P-8A Poseidon to the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Royal Air Force (RAF) Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. The RIAT, is one of the biggest air shows internationally, attracting air craft and crews from around the globe. The event ran from July 13-16 coincid ed with the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, which was founded in 1918 as the worlds first independent Air Force. Squadron Leaders Mark Faulds and Ian Tuff were presented with their 1,000 hour P-8A badges by the Right Honourable Gavin Williamson, Member of Parliament, Secretary of State for Defence. Lt. Torrey Plum was the PPC and Lt. Cmdr. Larry Malone was the detach ment commander. Five Royal Air Force personnel from Seedcorn at Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville attended the event including MAcr Keith Treece, Flash Utting and FS Steve Dixon. The maintenance personnel were led by AMCS Chris Simon. All had a great week, representing the RAF and U.S. Navy. They were stag gered by the amount of interest the P-8A Poseidon. The RAF receive their first P-8A at NAS Jacksonville in October 2019, and the first RAF crews start training at NAS Jacksonville in January 2019. Courtesy photos Secretary of State for Defence, Right Honourable Gavin Williamson, center, gather in front of a P-8A Poseidon with members of Patrol Squadron 30 at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at Royal Air Force Fairford in Gloucestershire, England. RIAT is one of the biggest air shows internationally, attracting aircraft and crews from around the globe. The Secretary of State for Defence, Right Honourable Gavin Williamson, center, shares a laugh with the Royal Air Force and United States Navy crew at the Royal International Air Tattoo Air Show at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 7 carefully before you attempt to pick up an item from an unseen area. NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor then spoke to the volunteers at Mulberry Cove and Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss spoke to the air operations volunteers at the airfield. This event demonstrates that NAS Jax is dedicated to taking care of our base, as well the surrounding area, Connor said. The most unusual piece of debris collected was a mattress, still in its new plastic cover. The mat tress most likely was blown off a truck crossing the Buckman Bridge. Various boat parts were also collect ed at Mulberry Cove, while the cleanup at the airfield collected mostly wood. I truly appreciate all the volunteers who took time out of their day to help keep the river and this instal lation clean, said Angela Glass, NAS Jacksonville Environmental Department natural resource man ager. Not only does it make for a safer and more beau tiful place to live and work but helps the animals that call the river their home CLEANUP From Page 1 CPRW-11 CLEANUP From Page 1 community by keeping the St. Johns River clean. After receiving a safety brief reminding everyone to be careful and stay hydrated, the Sailors were assigned to comb the rocky shore along the flight line looking for beached debris and trash. Assisting in the cleanup was AWOC Michael Ducker who remarked, It was a great turnout with 56 Griffins participating. It was a nice opportunity to take pride in our base and leave a good impres sion on the City of Jacksonville. Keeping the base and the shoreline clean is everyones responsibility and Griffins are keen to lead the way in fostering a caring attitude and promoting stewardship of our community and the environment. Shangri-la reunion set From Staff A reunion for ships company, air groups, families and historians of USS Shangri-la (CV-38, CVA-38, CVS-38) will be held in Jacksonville, Florida, Oct. 3-7 at the Doubletree by Hilton. For registration and online info: shangair@yahoo. com or call: John Janse (Florida) 904-379-9443 or Al Miller (Pennsylvania) 610-588-0422. From the Military Spouse J.D. Network Effective Sept. 17, 2018, military spouse attor neys on orders to Florida will now be able to apply for temporary admis sion without examina tion to the Florida Bar pursuant to the newly enactedChapter 21 of the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar. In its Opinion released July 19, 2018, the Florida Supreme Court recog nized that the choice fre quently faced by military spouse attorneys to give up the practice of law to accompany the service member to Florida or to continue to practice law and remain in the juris diction where he/she is licensed is an untenable position. The Court rec ognized the sacrifice of service also endured by the families of service members, stating: It is our hope that the adoption of these new rules will assuage some of the hardships associ ated with service in the U.S. Armed Services. At a minimum, our adop tion of these new rules gives form to the abiding gratitude we all share for the men and women who voluntarily serve in the U.S. Armed Services and the sacrifices endured by their families. Military spouse attor neys seeking admission under the new Chapter 21 must meet the eligi bility requirements set forth in the rule, pay a fee of $1,000, and estab lish satisfactory char acter and fitness quali fications. The applicant must complete a Basic Skills course within six months of certification and complete Continuing Legal Education during each year the license is renewed. Additionally, an admit tee under Chapter 21 must either be employed by or in a mentorship relationship with a mem ber of The Florida Bar who is eligible to practice law in Florida. A mentor network will be established by the Military Affairs Committee of The Florida Bar for the sole pur pose of facilitating this requirement. A license issued under this rule is subject to annual renewal and fees equal to those paid by active members of the Florida Bar. Finally, the duration of a Chapter 21 license will not exceed five years. Florida is the 31st juris diction to adopt a mili tary spouse admission rule Photo by Reggie Jarrett Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor addresses volunteers during the shoreline clean up at Mulberry Cove Marina July 26. Additional volunteers cleaned the shoreline along the NAS Jacksonville airfield. Photo by Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville Safety Specialist Gregg Gillette shares safety tips during a brief before the shoreline clean up kicks off July 26. Gloves, bags and bottles of water were handed out to volunteers. Photo by Julie M. Lucas AC3 Chris Ose, of Fleet Area Control and Surveillance Facility Jacksonville, was one of about 200 volunteers to help pick up trash near Mulberry Cove Marina and at the airfield July 26 during the annual Naval Air Station Jacksonville Shoreline Clean Up. Photo by AO2 Haley Ballard EN2 Brian Navarro of Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Boathouse Division, places a bag of trash in the back of the truck during the shoreline clean up. Photo by Reggie Jarrett IT2 Ashley Otten of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, holds a bag full of debris that she collected around the Mulberry Cove Marina during the annual shore line clean up July 26. Photo by Reggie Jarrett HN Emmanuel Santiago Cardona (right) and Kiara Sanhez find a mattress in Mulberry Cove Marina dur ing the annual shoreline clean up July 26. It is specu lated that the mattress, which was covered in plastic, was blown off a truck as it was crossing the Buckman Bridge. Photo by Reggie Jarrett AO3 Daneisha Graham (left) of Patrol Squadron 62 and MM2 Evan Mayo of Naval Air Station Jacksonville, pull in a mattress to be towed to shore where it can be properly discarded. Approximately 200 people volunteered for the shoreline clean up July 26. Florida admissions rule supports military attorneys Courtesy photo Fitness instructor competes in world event Kristen Robinson, a former fitness specialist at the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Fitness Center, proudly displays the American flag after winning second place in the aquabike competion during the International Triathlon Union Multisport World Championships in Fyn, Denmark in July. Robinson earned the opportunity to participate based on her previous USA Triathlon scores in both triathlons and aquabike. The experience was truly once in a lifetime and I met some amazing people from all over the world, said Robinson. It was in the low 80s when we arrived. But that changes drastically. On the race day, it was 52 degrees and 15 mph winds! The water temperature was 64 and there were jellyfish everywhere in the harbor. The bike ride was very difficult with high winds and rolling hills. I did not bike as fast as I wanted but I came in at just over six hours after the two-mile swim and 75-mile bike ride. It was such an honor to represent my country and a privilege to stand on the podium.


8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 Lt. Melissa Amescua, a dietitian at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, rec ommends foods to a patient during an appointment at the hospital. Amescua, a native of Tuscola, Illinois, says I love being in the Medical Service Corps. I take pride in helping patients reach their health goals. Medical Service Corps officers possess diverse experiences, serving on ships at sea; on deployments and humanitarian missions; and at joint medical research commands, Navy hospitals, and clinics around the world. The Navys Medical Service Corps celebrates its 71st birthday Aug. 4. Lt. Chad Scott (left), of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles patient administration, and Chief Hospital Corpsman Jimmy Escolero review a sail ors evaluation. Scott, a native of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, says Im honored to serve in such a diverse commu nity. I have worked alongside Marines, been deployed to Afghanistan and lived in Japan. The Medical Service Corps was established when President Harry Truman signed the Army-Navy Medical Service Corps Act Aug. 4, 1947, in response to the Navy's need for officers who were skilled in health administration as well as health sciences. The Navys Medical Service Corps celebrates its 71st birthday Aug. 4. Improved pharmacy pick-up process to launch at Naval Hospital Jacksonville By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Naval Hospital Jacksonville is launching an enhanced process for patients to pick up medications at its hospital pharmacy and satellite phar macy, starting in early August. The pharmacy check-in kiosk will enable patients to view the average wait time, and sign up to receive text messages with updates on the status of their prescription. When a patient arrives at the pharmacy kiosk, they select a drop-off prescription ticket. Patients can choose to wait for the prescription, or they can advise the pharmacy techni cian that theyd like to use either a two-hour or next-day pick-up option. When patients return for the two-hour pick-up option, they need to re-scan their orig inal ticket at the kiosk. When patients return for the next-day pick-up option, they should select a return for pick-up ticket at the kiosk. As part of the new check-in process, patients will scan their DoD ID card at the pharmacy kiosk. Patients can re-scan their card later, to see where their ticket is in the process. The enhanced system is scheduled to roll-out at the hos pital pharmacy on Aug. 8 and at the satellite pharmacy (near the NEX) on Aug. 9 or 10. During the first few days of implemen tation, pharmacy staff will be on-hand at the kiosk to assist patients. There are many factors that contribute to when a prescrip tion is called as ready (includ ing the number and complex ity of medications involved). Patient safety is the first prior ity of pharmacy staff. The new system is part of an initiative to enhance the patient experience at mili tary pharmacies. The goal is to provide a more consistent and transparent experience to patients. To help improve the patient experience, please submit an ICE survey. Visit Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles website and click on the ICE icon. Patients who opt-in to text messages at the pharmacy kiosk will receive an ICE link via text message. To refill prescriptions, call 800-628-7427 or visit www. To skip the trip, use TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. It provides 90-day supplies of generics at one-fifth the cost of TRICARE retail pharmacies, and brand names at 1/3 the cost of TRICARE retail phar macies. Talk to your doctor, or call 877-363-1303, or visit www. or TRICARE. Children age 10 and up must have their own DoD ID card to use pharmacy services. Children age nine and below may be escorted by a custodial parent or guardian who is eli gible for TRICARE. Never throw medica tions down the drain or toilet (where they impact the water supply). The pharmacy offers on-site collection receptacles for unused medications. Or, patients can use their house hold garbage (and either crush the pills, or mix the pills with other garbage such as coffee grounds). Give yourself the gift of health: Get health screenings By Lt. Cmdr. Karen Downer Population health nurse, Naval Hospital Jacksonville Preventive services and immuniza tions are your best defense against seri ous illness and preventable disease. Your care team at Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville (our hospital and branch health clinics) stands ready to provide those services. Each year, potentially prevent able chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are responsible for millions of premature deaths among Americans. Men and Women Colorectal cancer: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancerrelated deaths in the U.S., among can cers affecting both men and women. If youre age 50 or over, get screened now for colorectal cancer. Screening can find growths so they can be removed before turning into cancer. Screening can also find cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure. If you have risk factors, you might need to be tested earlier or more often. Talk to your primary care manager. Diabetes: If you have diabetes, see your health care team every three to six months for an A1C test. This checks your long-term control of blood sugar. Make an appointment with your PCM today. You can discuss strategies to manage diabetes at home, work, school, and while traveling. You can also talk with a diabetes nurse or our nutri tion clinic, and ask about our Diabetes Wellness Team. Men Talk to your PCM about testicular and prostate cancer screenings, or other tests you might need. Women Cervical cancer: Prevent cervical cancer with the right test at the right time. Starting at age 21, get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, you have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papil lomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Talk with your PCM about options. Chlamydia: Most people who have chlamydia dont know it, since theres often no symptoms. Its the most com mon sexually transmitted infection in the U.S. Women under age 25 (and older women with risk factors) need chla mydia testing every year. Call or email your PCM to schedule a urine sample in our lab. Breast cancer: Mammograms are the best way to find breast cancer early, when its easier to treat and before its big enough to feel. Starting at age 40, talk with your PCM about when to start and how often to get a mammogram. You have the choice to get an annual mammogram at age 40 and up. Call Radiology today (904-542-7782). Its easy to schedule, with no need to see your PCM. Children Well-child check-up: Bring your child in for a check-up in the first month of life, and at 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, and 18 months of age; and at ages 2, 2, 3, 4, and 5 years. Check-ups track growth and develop ment, prevent illness with immuniza tions, and answer your questions. Talk to your PCM about check-ups during the school-age years. Your Medical Home Port team (at the hospital or branch health clinic) is here to meet your preventive, routine, and urgent health needs. Make an appointment with your PCM by phone (904-542-4677 at our hospital, or 904-546-7094 at BHC Jacksonville for active duty), or at the TRICARE Online Patient Portal at www.TRICAREonline. com. For immunizations, stop by or call 904542-7810 (hospital) or 904-546-7050 (BHC Jacksonville). To take a free class on tobacco cessa tion, nutrition, or healthy weight, contact our hospitals Wellness Center at 904-5425292 (active duty, retirees and families). For 24/7 clinical advice, call the Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (800-8742273) or chat at www.mhsNurseAdvice To securely email your care team (for non-urgent issues), sign up for free at Some follow-up services are available virtually. Navy Care enables you to have a virtual visit with your clinician on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Visit https://Navy.Care. To view your care teams PCMs, visit our website at www., click on Medical Home Port, and click on each team. (Or download the NHJax app.). OHSU Jacksonville commanding officer receives nursing award By Yan Kennon Public Affairs Senior Writer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville The Navy Nurse Corps Association presented the Adm. Alene B. Duerk Award to Operational Health Support Unit (OHSU) Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Karen Young during an awards ceremony June 20 at Pensacola State College. The award was established to provide recognition to active duty and reserve Nurse Corpsofficers who have made a significant contribution to the Navy, to nursing, or to the Navy Nurse Corps Association.The awards namesake was the first woman ever to be promoted to the rank of admiral in 1972. The award was first presented in 1992. Duerk, who retired from Naval service in 1975, recently passed away at the age of 98. Young, a native of Pace, Florida, assumed command of OHSU Jacksonville on Dec. 1, 2017 after a tour as director for command services at OHSU Portsmouth. She holds a masters degree in nursing education and adult health, and began her Navy Reserve career as a direct commission officer in 1994. OHSU is comprised of 18 detach ments, operating within 13 Navy Operational Reserve Centers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Puerto Rico. It is responsible for the training and management of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery medical resources and medical/dental support to the Southeast region. The unit is also responsible for maintaining mobiliza tion readiness to prepare the associ ated reserve population for shortand long-term support to active forces and national defense requirements. Capt. Karen Young Photo by Jacob Sippel Lt. Jessica Miller, a nurse at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles Obstetrics/Gynecology Clinic, discusses cervical cancer screenings with a patient. Starting at age 21, women should get a Pap test every three years. After turning 30, women have a choice. Get a Pap test every three years, or get a Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) test every five years. Women should talk with their doctor about their options. Photo by Jacob Sippel HM2 Jamie Hopkins provides medication to Terry Thornhill at Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles pharmacy. The hospital is launch ing an enhanced process for patients to pick up medications at its hospital pharmacy and satellite pharmacy, starting in early August. The pharmacy check-in kiosk will enable patients to view the average wait time, and sign up to receive text messages with updates on the status of their prescription. MSC celebrates st birthday Photos by Jacob Sippel Lt. j.g. Jeremy Wilkinson, of Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles operations management, reviews a zone inspection with MA1 Dale Maxwell. Wilkinson, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, says I enjoy work ing with my staff. These sailors are eager to learn and make a difference at the hospital each and every day.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 9 Sailors of Quarter recognized By Julie M. Lucas NAS Jacksonville Public Affairs Office Sailors of the third quarter for fis cal year 2018 from Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) and tenant com mands were recognized during a spe cial Right-Hand Man event July 23-24 at Deweys. Due to scheduling conflicts we had to change our location, but I still want ed everyone to stop and recognize these Sailors and their contributions, said NAS Jax Command Master Chief (AW/ SW) Jeffery Waters. This event was split into two days and renamed Right-Hand Man because they are a direct reflec tion of the success of their command. The luncheon was held in the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Mess, which also sponsored the event. Different com mands attended during the two-day event. Waters and command CPOs thanked the Sailors as they were treated to lunch. With you, our planes wouldnt fly and our ships wouldnt sail you are the future of the Navy, said Waters. VyStar Credit Union continued its tra dition by giving out $25 Visa gift cards to all the Sailors of the Quarter. A 10 percent off discount was also presented courtesy of the NAS Jax Navy Exchange. A drawing for four tickets to Adventure Landing took place at the end of all the meals and the winner was AZ1 Justin Kaighn of Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19. While I am fairly new to my job, one petty officer in particular has gone above and beyond at our command. Im so thankful I got a chance to recognize YN3 Jose Nieto for all of his hard work, said CMDCM Jeremy Bridges of Fleet Readiness Center Southeast. NAS Jax SSOQ RP1 Kuhn SOQ CS2 Nadine JSOQ ABE3 Forkiner Right Hands AOAN Berkshire AMAN Jacques AM3 Huie IT2 Williams CS1 Mathis CS1 Amoabeng Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial SSOY AD1 Jenkins SOY BM2 Bates Right Hands MA1 Gilyard NC1 Demotta AD1 Rariden Right Hands YN2 Mathis AE1 Allen LS1 Osorio AZ1 Epps LS1 Bullock AD1 Lee PR1 Anderson AD1 Mejia AD1 Paquet YN1 Hammonds AZ1 Ngahu AT1 Grassia AO1 Wright AO2 Dusek AE1 Drach AT1 Zephir AT1 Tekac AM1 Klug AD1 Vargas AM1 Hensley AD1 Barros AWF1 Schoults AOAN McFarlane AD1 Cross VP-5 SSOQ YN1 Davis JSOQ LS3 Oglesby SOQ AWO2 Castro MFOQ AO3 C. Martinez VP-8 SSOQ AWO1 Hamby SOQ AWO2 Trimble JSOQ AM3 Gilson BJOQ ITSA Davis VP16 SSOQ YN1 Powell JSOQ IT3 Johnson BJOQ AE2 Mayoral VP-26 SSOQ AD1 Wilmoth SOQ AWO2 Lister JSOQ PR3 Jacobs BJOQ AM3 Fresnido HSM-60 FTS SOQ AWR1 Satriano JSOQ AWR2 Alcala SELRES JSOQ AWR2 Gullo HSM-74 SSOQ AM1 Nichols JOQ LS2 Siter BJOQ AE3 King ACOQ AWR2 Guyton CSOQ AZ3 Shuper PCOQ AN Koenig AOTQ AE2 McEneany SSOQ ET1 Rundhaug JSOQ IT2 Session BJOQ ET3 Ruetty VUP-19 SOQ AZ1 Kaighn JSOQ YN2 Lassiter BJOQ LSSN Smith VP-30 SSOQ AWO1 Mora JSOQ AM3 Cooper SOQ AWV2 Bilko BJOQ AMEAN Gustafson VP-62 SOQ AME1 Johnson JSOQ AWO2 Wells BJOQ AZAN Calistro BJOQ HM3 Davis JSOQ HM2 Felker SOQ HM1 Buford VR-58 SOQ AME1 Fowler JSOQ AWF2 Eck BLOQ AWF3 Bairefoot SOQ LS1 Burke JSOQ YN2 Hale SOQ AWO1 Savie JSOQ AWV2 Fuska SOQ AC1 Hill JSOQ OS2 Khan BJOQ AC3 Turcotte Photos by Julie M. Lucas Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Command Master Chief Jeffery Waters greets the family of the NAS Jax Senior Sailor of the Quarter, RP1 Brooks Kuhn, before a meal at the Chief Petty Officer Mess July 23. Sailors of the Quarter and righthand Sailors were invited to participate in the lunch. Right-hand Sailors from Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Recycling Center, along with other Sailors of the Quarter from tenant commands, enjoy a meal at the Chief Petty Officer's Club July 23. Fourteen different commands with 169 people enjoyed lunch over the two-day event. rf Sailor in the Spotlight By AO2 Haley Ballard NAS Jax Public Affairs This weeks Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Sailor in the Spotlight is RP1 Brooks Kuhn. Kuhn was named Senior Sailor of the Third Quarter for fis cal year 2018. He currently works at the base chapel as a religious programs spe cialist. A native from Evington, Virginia, Kuhn joined the Navy six years ago because he said it is a family tradition. My grandfather, uncle and two cous ins have all served in the Navy, Kuhn said. Kuhn said he picked his rate because wanted to care for Sailors. He says his proud est accomplishments are earning the enlisted sur face warfare specialistand enlisted aviation warfare specialist qualifications. Outside of the Navy, Kuhn volunteers at the Sulzbacher Center and teaches Financial Peace University, a training course that empowers Sailors to take responsibility to reduce debt and build wealth. He also enjoys playing and coaching soccer. SAPR in the Spotlight From SAPR MU3 Zachary Buckwash is being recog nized for his commitment to the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program. Upon signing up to become a victim advocate, Buckwash knew his schedule would keep him out of the area given his travel schedule with Navy Band Southeast (NBSE). In addition to tak ing music on the road, Buckwash has taken the initiative in ensuring that sexual assault resources and information is available in the loca tions that NBSE travels to. He is engaged with the program when they are local and is sincere about assisting victims of sexual assault. Buckwash has been a SAPR victims advocate (VA) for almost a year but his impact has been tremendous. I became a SAPR VA to support survi vors of sexual assault, he said. A very close friend of mine was sexu ally assaulted back in a time when there werent the victim support services that we have today. This person had to cope with their assault by themselves. When I found out about this, I promised myself I would do my best to ensure that a sur vivor of sexual assault would not have to walk alone. The SAPR program means a lot to me. Its a way for myself and other SAPR VAs to help and guide survivors of sexu al assault to recovery. Its an essential program that not only allows us to help survivors but also curve sexual assault in our military by educating individual Sailors and com mands. If you have been affected by a sexual assault, please contact the DOD SAFE Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 or the 24/7 SAPR VA at (904) 910-9075. You may also contact the sexual assault response coor dinator at (904) 548-7789. If you have interest in becoming a SAPR VA, please contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at (904) 542-5745 or email MU3 Zachary Buckwash RP1 Brooks Kuhn Sailors of the Quarter/ Right Hand Man


10 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 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 at lunchtime. Call 5422930 to sign up your league. 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 meeting The games are played in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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. 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. 614 in the 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. 614 in the to discuss rules and to get the required paperwork to join the leagues. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 5422930/3239 or e-mail Standings As of July GARSKE 4 0 VAZQUEZ 4 0 GRIMES 3 1 KNIGHT 2 1 NEUDIGATE 2 1 TENCHAVEZ 2 1 BONSER 2 2 CANAS 2 2 YUNOS 2 2 BROWN 1 2 FOSTER 1 3 GOSWAMI 1 3 HARTONG 1 3 GILES 0 4 NAVHOSP 9 0 VP-62/NAVSUP FLCJ 6 2 VR-58/VR-62 7 3 AIR OPS 5 3 NMC/NAVY RESERVE 5 3 VP-16 5 4 TPU/PCF 3 4 VP-8 Toon Squad 3 5 FRCSE Gold 3 6 VP-30 1 7 VUP-19 Big Red 1 8 GEMD 5 1 HSM-70 Team 1 5 1 NMCLant Chicken Nuggets 4 2 CNATTU 3 3 NCTL 3 3 VP-62 Tweet Tweet 3 3 HSM-70 Team 2 2 4 FACSFAC 2 4 VP-8 1 5 TPU/PCF 0 6 VR-62/RCC 4 1 NAVHOSP Monstars 3 2 FRCSE The Old Guys 4 2 FLCJ/VP-62 3 3 NAVFAC Gold 3 3 NAVFAC Red 1 3 TPU/PCF 1 5 TPU/PCF El Guapo 2 0 TPU/PCF Ugly but effective 2 0 NAVFAC Gold 1 1 NAVFAC NAVFACERS 1 1 NAVFAC Red 0 2 NAS Jax Sports Motorcyclists are hitting the road By Michael J. Morris Naval Safety Center Public Affairs The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and the Naval Safety Center are encouraging all motorists to share the road and watch for motorcyclists. Motorcycles are some of the smallest vehicles on our roads and are frequently hidden in a vehicles blind spot or blending with traffic. Drivers can successfully interact with motorcyclists by being alert and taking extra time to look twice for motor cyclists. The majority of multivehicle motorcycle crashes are generally caused when other drivers dont see the motorcy clist. Service members should also be aware of the risks asso ciated with riding a motorcy cle. Always make yourself as visible as possible, stay out of blind spots, use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and stay vigilant. According to NHTSA data, in 2016 there were 5,286 motor cyclists killed in motor vehicle crashes in the United States, 12 of whom were our Navy ship mates. While the national num bers have not been released for 2017, the Navy recorded that 21 Sailors died in motorcycle crashes during fiscal year 2017. Tips for safer roads Drivers should allow a fol lowing distance of 3-4 seconds behind a motorcycle to allow enough reaction time on the road. All motorists should always use turn signals for every turn or lane change. Drivers should also show extra caution at intersections. Crashes often occur when a driver fails to see a motorcy clist approaching an intersec tion, turning left in front of the motorcycles path. Drivers should never try to share a lane with a motorcycle. Always give a motorcycle the full lanes width. Motorcyclists should prac tice operational risk manage ment and never split or share a lane with a motor vehicle. Motorcyclists should avoid riding in poor weather, but sometimes it occurs unexpect edly. All motorists should take extra care and be more obser vant during periods of inclem ent weather. Use your vehicles rear-view and side-view mirrors prop erly to help eliminate blind spots where small vehicles like motorcycles can be missed. Motorcyclists should position their motorcycles to avoid being in a drivers blind spot. Motorcyclists can improve visibility by applying reflective materials on their motorcycles and by keeping headlights on at all times to improve the chances of being seen by other drivers. The Naval Safety Center encourages drivers to be aware of their surroundings and watch for motorcyclists, not only dur ing the spring and summer months, but throughout the year. Motorcyclists should obey the rules of the road and always practice good safety measures to ensure they are more visible to other motorists. Reducing crashes is a shared responsibil ity for drivers and motorcyclists alike. Safe riding and cooperation from all motorists can help reduce the number of incidents. Remember to stay alert, use common sense, and always be courteous on the road. is hosting a Patriotic includes a traditional Christmas dinner and silent auction. Address is 1151 4th Street South, Jacksonville Beach. For more information, call 955-6648. meets at the Orange Park library on the third Tuesday of each month (excluding summer speakers from local, state and federal agencies. For more information, call Linda Fleming at 838-7617. available Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 9 a.m. at 470 Madeira Dr., Orange Park. Call 269davchapter38@comcast. net seeks active duty military and veterans to lead volunteer efforts that address pressing community issues. Training is ongoing. Contact Tanja Goulet at 904-332-6767 or tanja@ Helping others help themselves. Visit for more info. to the Thrift Store at the NAS Jax Yorktown gate. Contact Chris McCloskey (904) 3471447 or Amy Johnson (904) 303-9437. p.m., 390 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. Call 246-6855. month at the Orange Park Library. Contact Marilyn Hollowood at (904) 264-3486 for more information. meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month at the Murray Hill United Methodist Church at 4101 College Street. Contact Richard Carroll at (904) 786-7083. General Assembly meets monthly on the second Tuesday at 7 p.m., 5391 Collins Road., Jax 32244. www. FRA91. org or call 269-7436. meets the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center, 5391 Collins Road. For information, visit www. and its Auxiliary located at 187 Aurora Boulevard. meets on the second Wednesday of the month service organization composed of combat veterans and eligible service members from the active, Guard or Reserve forces. Go to or call (904) 276-5968. Offers breakfast every Sunday 7am 11am needs volunteers to assist military retirees and dependents. Work four hours a day, one day per week. Call 542-5790 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to volunteer. a breast cancer support group at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. Call 542-7857 for more info. is open Monday through Friday from 8 Clay County Administration Building at 477 Houston Street, Green Cove Springs. For an appointment, call 904-269-6326. Share practical information based on your personal experiences. Meet every last Thursday of the month from 2-4 p.m. at Fleet and Family Support Center. Call 5425745. meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Jacksonville Urban League 903 Union Street West Jacksonville. For information, contact Paul Nix at 5422518 or Community Calendar A CFC Participant. Provided as a public service. St. Jude patient Izarah with her dad Isaac, Chief Warrant Ofcer 3 in the US Army Finding cures. 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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 2, 2018 11 Get Connected with MWR email MWR Marketing at Community Recreation Call 542-3227 Whitewater Rafting Trip Recreation and the Liberty Tennessee. The cost is Single Service Members and a half day whitewater Ococee River. Paint Night Food & beverages available or beverage. concert gear & solve a crime free option available does not River Cove Catering & Conference Center Call 542-3041 conferences and more at the River Cove Catering & Conference Center? Deweys Call 542-3521 Friday Family Night evening sessions available. promotions and times. Freedom Lanes Bowling Center Call 542-3493 p.m. forming! stated otherwise* Fitness, Sports & Aquatics Call 542-2930 Yoga & Vino Marina Pavilion for more info. Swim lessons now available! Call the Base Gym for more information. Visit www. for lessons are now available. Call the base gym for pricing information. Patrons can select from a treatments. For a complete list The Liberty Recreation Center Trips & events are for all E1E6 single or unaccompanied active duty members & reservists only. Call 542-1335 for information. Food today! Free Free NAS Jax Golf Club Golf Course: 542-3249 Mulligans Restaurant: 5422936 th Anniversary Golf format. Trophies awarded Visit the Pro Shop to register Early Birdies Special Swing It & Wing It Special: p.m. daily. on holidays. Mulberry Cove Marina Call 542-3260 recently passed the Skipper not sailed in a long time. session by appointment only. Private Sailing Lessons Sail Classes Free Kayak & Canoe Rental Auto Skills Center Call 542-3681 welding Youth Activities Center Call 778-9772 Before & After School Care Register today! Pool Family Fitness Center Call 771-8469 The Family Fitness Center is Jax Navy Flying Club Call 542-8509 Additional ratings are available and commercial Find more info online at jaxnfc. net Community Recreation Call 542-3318, Email directly at (Sold out of Steelers and Patriots tickets) Monster Jam Triple Threat The Last of the Street EverBank Field Prices vary depending on dates FSCJ Broadway Series Shows dates Mannheim Steamroller: Nov. Thrasher Horne Broadway Series What to do this year? Local Fun Trips! All trips will leave NAS Jax at Orlando Shopping (Millennia th Current Ticket Promotions Include the Following: Catty Shack Ranch Wildlife Tickets valid Jan. 1, 2018 and expire Dec. 19, 2018. members/retired & veteran Veteran family members and admission & admission w/ (excluding weekends) Special: (Tickets not available (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) (Redeemable through 12/31/18, ticket expires on this date) Volcano Bay Water park. Visit details. World Golf Hall of Fame &


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