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PAGE 1 VOL. 76 NO. 33 NAS J ACKSONVILLE F LA THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2018 NMC Passes Fuel Spill Drill Page 3 CPO SELECT S Participate in Annual Plane Wash Page 4 NAS JAX Honors Sailors, Civilians Page 6 Two P-8A Poseidons fly in close formation over the Naval Air Station Jacksonville airfield Aug. 3. In addition to the Poseidon, NAS Jacksonville is home to the P-3C Orion, MH-60R helicopter, C-40 Clipper and C-130 Hercules. Photo by Reggie Jarrett Poseidons TEAM UP FOR TRAINING VP-16 launches Harpoon at RIMPAC 2018 By MC3 William C. Andrews VP-16 Public Affairs Patrol Squadron (VP) 16 participat ed in the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2018 exercise this summer alongside 26 other allied forces in and around the Hawaiian Islands. RIMPAC is the worlds largest biennial international maritime warfare exer cise and this RIMPAC will mark its 26th occurrence. The exercise began in 1971 as a way to solidify the protection and security of the worlds oceans. Since RIMPACs inception, the United States, Australia and Canada have participated in every exercise. In 2010, there were 14 partici pating entities and by 2018, the number grew to 26. RIMPAC 2018 consisted of 47 sur face ships, five submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 person nel. VP-16 was one of the U.S. Navys P-8A Poseidon squadrons that worked with other maritime patrol aircraft from countries to include Australia, Canada, India, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. VP-16 also worked with a num ber of other participating nations sur face ships and aircraft. The detachment consisted of three combat aircrews as well as a full main tenance detachment to participate in the exercise. The detachment executed 28 flights, 24 of which were anti-sub marine warfare missions. Over 17 fly days, VP-16s RIMPAC detachment flew 150 flight hours, with approximately 45 hours of subsurface contact while successfully launching three torpe does and one Harpoon. Throughout the month of July, 77 VP-16 personnel par ticipated in RIMPAC. While the primary mission of the P-8A is long-range anti-submarine war fare, the launch of the Harpoon dem onstrates another mission set the P-8 is capable of: anti-surface warfare. The AGM-84D Harpoon is an anti-ship cruise missile designed to be launched from an aircraft. On July 14, VP-16s P-8 along with VP-47 set out on a sinking exercise (SINKEX) where the aircraft launched a Harpoon to demonstrate their capabil ity and interoperability with RIMPAC participants. The target was a decom missioned ship, the former USS Racine. In addition to the efforts of the mari time patrol squadrons, F-18s, sub marines, helicopters and other naval ships were also involved in the SINKEX and the ultimate sinking of the ship. The mission was a success with the Harpoon hitting the target. VP-16s Lt. Adam Baker was the mis sion commander for the flight and stat PANAMAX 2018 concludes in Mayport By MC2 Anna-Liesa Hussey PANAMAX 2018 concluded at U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4 th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT), Aug. 10. Since its inception in 2003, PANAMAX has become the one of the largest coalition Command Post exer cises in the world. The exercise is focused on ensuring the defense of the Panama Canal, one of the most strategically and economi President Trump signs Fiscal 2019 Defense Authorization Act By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activity Public Affairs President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremo ny atFort Drum, New York, Aug. 13. The act named for Arizona Sen. John S. McCain authorizes a 2.6 per cent military pay raise and increases the active duty forces by 15,600 service members. With this new authorization, we will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of new recruits to active duty, Reserve and Courtesy photo A P-8A Poseidon from Patrol Squadron 16 launches a Harpoon missile during the 2018 Rim of the Pacific training exercise earlier this summer. Photo by MC3 Ian Parham Brazilian navy Rear Adm. Fernando Cozzolino, Commander of the Combined Force Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) for PANAMAX 2018, addresses key leadership for the CFMCC during the commander's update brief aboard Naval Station Mayport. The exercise is focused on the security of the Panama Canal and stability within the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility. Photo by MC3 Alex Perlman Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). President Donald J. Trump signed the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act Aug. 13. See VP-16, Page 6 See PANAMAX, Page 6 See DAA, Page 8


2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 From Staff Aug. 23 1864 Rear Adm. David Farraguts squadron captures Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay. 1958 Massive concentration of Pacific Fleet in Quemoy-Matsu area prevents invasion of islands by China. 1958 In Taiwan Straits Crisis, units of 7th Fleet move into Taiwan area to support Taiwan against Chinese Communists. 1963 The first satellite communica tions ship, USNS Kingsport (T-AG-164) in Lagos, Nigeria, connected President John F. Kennedy with Nigerian Prime Minister Balewa who was aboard for the first satellite (Syncom II) relayed telephone conversation between heads of state. Aug. 24 1814 British invasion of Maryland and Washington, D.C. Washington Navy Yard and ships burned to prevent capture by the British. 1912 Launch of USS Jupiter, first electrically propelled Navy ship. 1942 U.S. carrier aircraft begin twoday Battle of Eastern Solomon Islands where Japanese task force is defeat ed and one Japanese carrier sunk. Japanese recall expedition to recapture Guadalcanal. Aug. 25 1843 Steam frigate Missouri arrives at Gibralter, completing first TransAtlantic crossing by U.S. steam powered ship. 1942 Five Navy nurses captured on Guam are repatriated 1951 Twenty-three fighter aircraft from USS Essex (CV-9) escort Air Force heavy bombers attacking Najin, Korea since target was beyond range of landbased fighters. Aug. 26 1775 Rhode Island Resolve: state del egates to Continental Congress press for creation of Continental Navy to protect the colonies. 1839 Brig Washington seizes Spanish slaver, Amistad near Montauk Point, N.Y. 1861 Union amphibious force lands near Hatteras, N.C. 1865 Civil War ends with naval strength of more than 58,500 men and 600 ships. Aug. 27 1917 Squadron of minesweep ers departs U.S. for service off coast of France. 1944 USS Stingray (SS-186) lands men and supplies on Luzon, Philippines to support guerilla operations against the Japanese. 1945 Pacific Fleet ships enter Sagami Bay, near Tokyo, Japan. 1959 Off Cape Canaveral, Florida, USS Observation Island (EAG-154) makes first shipboard launching of a Polaris missile. Aug. 28 1867 Capt. William Reynolds raises U.S. flag over Midway Island and takes formal possession of the islands. 1952 Units on USS Boxer (CV-21) launch an explosive-filled drone that explodes against the railroad bridge near Hungnam, Korea. First guidedmissile launch from a ship during Korean Conflict. 1965 Cmdr. Scott Carpenter and nine aquanauts enter SeaLab II, 205 ft. below Southern California waters to conduct underwater living and working tests. 1991 A helicopter from USS America (CV-66) rescues three civilian sailors who spent 10 days in a lifeboat 80 miles off Cape May, N.J. after their sailboat capsized. 1992 Navy and Marine forces begin providing disaster relief after Typhoon Omar hit Guam. 1992 Marine and Army forces begin providing disaster relief in Florida after Hurricane Andrew. Aug. 29 1861 U.S. squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, N.C. 1862 Union gunboat Pittsburgh sup ports Army troops in landing at Eunice, Ark. 1915 Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk by acci dent. 1916 Congress passes act for expan sion of Navy but most ships not com pleted until after World War I. 1964 USS Boxer and two LSDs arrive off coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid to Haiti and Dominican Republic that were badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo. 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Rykert, Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202 904-359-4168 Advertising Sales (904) 359-4168 (800) 472-6397, Ext. 4168 FAX (904) 366-6230 Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor Executive Officer Capt. Brian Weiss Command Master Chief CMDCM(AW/SW) Jeffery Waters Public Affairs Officer Kaylee LaRocque Public Affairs Specialist Julie M. Lucas Staff Writer MC1(SW) Brian Reynolds AO2 Haley Ballard Editor Reggie Jarrett Design/Layout George Atchley U.S. Navy Photo Flying the Grumman F9F Panther, the Blue Angels performed for the last time on the east coast in 1950 at Naval Air Station Jacksonville because the squadron was ordered to transition to a war footing due to the beginning of the Korean Conflict. They were redesignated as the VF-191 "Satan's Kittens." Lt. Cmdr. Johnny Magda was the only member of the Blue Angels who died during the Korean War. His plane was hit by a surface-to-air missile while on combat patrol. This Week In Navy History The politics of marriage: What Congress might learn from husbands and wives By Lisa Smith Molinari In theory, marriage should be the per fect balance of power between two par ties. A husband is the yin to his wifes yang. Spouses are each others better halves. Couples are like planets exert ing complimentary gravitational pulls, caught in each others orbits, circling together in one planetary system. Romantic, right? But in reality, marriage is often an adversarial system, requiring the two parties to regularly negotiate resolutions to conflicts. Sound familiar? All the talk of divisiveness in Washington these days has me won dering if the politicians might learn a few things from how typical husbands and wives manage to make decisions on everything from buying a new couch to whose mother is coming for Thanksgiving. When I met my Navy husband, Francis, he was a bit of a dark horse can didate. He came from out of nowhere, in a time in my life when I wasnt look ing for a running mate. But much to my surprise, we had one of those goofy love at first sight kind of meetings, and after a brief courtship, we tied the knot and I became a military spouse. Weve spent the last 24 years working together to make our union run smooth ly. Thankfully, we found out that we have very similar platforms on big ticket items such as politics, morality, military duty stations, NFL teams, and whether John Candy movies are the best (they are, in case you didnt know). Certainly, there are some conflicts without an absolute majority opinion. Whether its Thai food or pizza, com edy or suspense, lights on or lights off sometimes a married couple has to hold a special session before they can come to an accord that each party can live with. It certainly isnt easy. Theres often lengthy debate, and sometimes filibus ter which, by the way, husbands com pletely tune out while their minds wan der to things like cars, womens body parts, and peanuts. When bargaining on whether to stay home and watch the baseball game on Sunday or go blueberry picking with the family, a wife might try to negotiate a continuing resolution requiring her hus band to give her a foot rub on the couch during the seventh inning stretch. While perusing the familys Netflix watch list on Friday night, a husband might try to logroll the swing voters(a.k.a., the kids) to vote for Leprechaun: Back 2 Tha Hood instead ofThe Notebook. During debate over whose in-laws should get first dibs on Christmas, a husband might propagate fake news that his mothers recent attack of gout was arguably life-threatening and there fore entitles her to priority status. Both husbands and wives will make shameless attempts to propagandize the family, promising pork barrel spending on sugared cereals, brand name cloth ing, expensive electronics, and pup pies to garner support for their personal agendas. Theres muckraking and mud slinging, dissent and demagoguery, tyr anny and totalitarianism. But in the end, even if it takes cloture, husbands and wives do something that our government just cant seem to do these days: they compromise. Wives give in on golf outings as long as husbands help with dishes. Husbands give in on mani-pedis, as long as wives make meatballs. Whatever the terms of compromise, most married couples do what they need to do to keep their sys tem of government running smoothly, just like Francis and I have done for the last 24 years. That being said, I must confess, there is one thing in our marriage that Francis and I have yet to agree upon. You see, Francis insists that the toilet paper roll must be placed such that the edge of the paper hangs on the side of the roll clos est to the wall; whereas, I firmly believe that toilet paper rolls are meant to hang so that the edge of the paper hangs on the side of the roll away from the wall. This is our Cold War, our Berlin Wall, our 38th Parallel. I fear we will never achieve detente, because getting Francis and I to com promise on toilet paper roll placement would take an Act of Congress, and thats something we know isnt going to happen any time soon. CNSF announces changes to SWO qualification instruction From Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs Commander, Naval Surface Forces/ Commander of Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet announced a revi sion to the requirements for qualifica tion and designation as a surface war fare officer (SWO) July 23. Effective immediately, designators 116X and lateral transfers into the SWO community are the only desig nators eligible to pursue SWO quali fication. This change aligns with new career path revisions, which focus es on increased experience on ships, including increased bridge watch standing opportunities for SWOs. The surface warfare officer quali fication is the path to 1110 and is the crucible of a junior professional sur face warfare officer to develop and master the core competencies neces sary to excel as a future command ing officer of a warship, said Vice Adm. Richard Brown, commander, Naval Surface Forces/commander of Naval Surface Force U.S. Pacific Fleet. My team and I remain committed to ensuring the future leaders of our community are properly trained and qualified. Officers pursuing SWO qualifica tion must be a commissioned officer permanently assigned to either a com missioned or pre-commissioning U.S. Navy surface ship. Non-116X officers, who are current ly pursuing a SWO qualification, are authorized to continue until Oct. 1. Additionally, only commanding offi cers of commissioned surface ships may qualify officers who are perma nently assigned to their ship as SWOs. Once SWO qualification is achieved, transfer from one ship to another will not require requalification as a SWO or revalidation of the entire SWO PQS package. However, requalifica tion in all applicable watchstations is required. Further changes to the instruction include removing the time require ment for attaining SWO qualifica tion and now documenting it in the instruction. The minimum time requirement for SWOs to attain their qualifica tion is not specified in the instruc tion. However, open communication with NPC is required if a qualifica tion is expected to take longer than the first division officer tour. Ships must actively manage and maintain Personnel Qualification Standards Plan of Action and Milestones (PQS POAMs) for each officer to ensure the officer is on track for SWO qualifica tion. In addition to the PQS POAM, SWOs must keep a log book of the amount of hours spent on the bridge. This information will be used when detailing junior officers to their sec ond division officer and shore tours. The update to the SWO qualifica tion instruction follows a revision to the SWO Career Path and Training Continuum. The intent of the revised career path is to develop the most experienced and capable command ing officers who are specialists in five areas: seamanship, navigation, and shiphandling; combat systems; engineering; command and program management and administration; and leadership. Anchor your maritime career with Navy COOL By Glenn Sircy Center for Information Warfare Training Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) continues to offer maritime credentialing opportunities that, coupled with shipboard quali fications, may better prepare Sailors for the safe navigation and operation of afloat vessels while in the Navy, as well as post-service maritime employ ment. Becoming credentialed permits individuals to sail in one of two merchant fleets, nationally creden tialed and internationally endorsed. National credentials can be used for positions including passenger for hire vessels, charter boats, off shore supply vessels, tow boats and domestic operations. The interna tional endorsements are referenced as Meat Potatoes of Life See NAVY COOL, Page 6


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 3 NMC DET Torpedo Readiness Assessment Emergency Response Drill By Jim Butters NAS Jacksonville Training Officer Emergency Response teams from Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville responded to a simu lated OTTO Fuel II spill at Building 327 in support of Navy Munitions Command (NMC) Detachment Jacksonville Torpedo Readiness Assessment (TRA) Aug. 9. GM1 Christopher Grabb, training team coordinator for NMC DET worked closely with NAS Jacksonvilles Training Officer Jim Butters to develop the simulated drill that would capture the coordination of emergen cy response assets from the installation. The scenario of a simulated failed handling strap causing a dropped weapon to crack and leak the torpedo fuel initiating a 911 response by the NAS Jacksonville Fire Department and Environmental Spill team led by Jim Taylor. The lead civilian TRA inspector and senior military inspector evaluated the teams support as the best they have seen and they set the bar for other torpedo service detachments. Lt. William Keaton, NMC assistant officer in charge stated, The drill went extremely well. Everyone came together to accomplish our goal, and accomplished it flawlessly. It is a true testament of the outstanding team and support we have aboard NAS Jacksonville. New leader takes command at TPU/PFC Jax By Staff Cmdr. Timothy Yeich relieved Cmdr. Karl Giles as the fifth commanding officer of Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-Trial Confinement Facility Jacksonville (TPU/PCF Jax) during a change of command ceremo ny at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Aug. 8. NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor was the guest speaker and praised Giles for his leader ship by highlighting some of the accomplishments of the command. The first measure of a command is how well they do at accomplishing their mission. For TPU/PCF Jax, they passed every Navy Personnel Command inspection during Cmdr. Giles ten ure including the first-ever Department of Justice Prison Rape Elimination Act Inspection in 2016, said Connor. The second measure of how a command is doing is by the well-being and morale of the Sailors and staff. Some of these accomplishments and initia tives include: Two-time Retention Excellence Award Winner; five consecutive 100 percent physical readi ness test passing rate, leading the NAS Jax Captains Cup competition by 120 points heading into the final months of the competition and reduce his Sailors working hours 30 percent by making sure the com mand only had the right number of personnel on duty to complete the mission. During the ceremony, Giles was presented the Meritorious Service Medal for his accomplishments leading the command. Giles was recognized for leading a staff of 70 Sailors and civilians in the proficient and timely processing of more than 3,000 transient Sailors supporting 247 afloat and ashore commands. Yeich is a native of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and graduated from Carson Long Military Academy in June 1986. He attended Frostburg State University in September 1986 to May 1987. He enlisted in the Navy in August 1987 and attended Recruit Training and Apprenticeship Training at RTC/ NTC San Diego. Yeichs sea tours include USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7), USS Okinawa (LPH-3) where he deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He was a plank owner aboard USS Rainer (AOE-7), where he earned his enlisted surface war fare qualification and USS Bridge (AOE-10), where he was initiated and promoted to chief petty offi cer in September 1999. His first tour after receiv ing his commission was replenishment-at-sea officer aboard USS Seattle (AOE-3) where he com pleted his surface warfare officer qualification. While serving at Beachmaster Unit 2, he embarked and deployed aboard USS Shreveport (LPD-12). During his next tour with Amphibious Construction Battalion 2, he served as maritime prepositioning force officer and Bravo Company commander, and earned his Seabee combat warfare officer qualifica tion. Yeich also served as the assistant first lieutenant aboard USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) where he completed his qualification as a tactical action officer. Additionally, he served as the first lieutenant aboard USS San Antonio (LPD-17), and aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) where he deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. His shore assignments include: Naval Amphibious School, Coronado, California, where he earned his master training specialist qualification and various port operations assignments at Naval Station Everett, Washington, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, and Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In May 2015, Yeich reported as the operations officer at Naval Station Guantanamo, Cuba. Yeich has earned a dual Associate in Arts degree in Business Administration and Vocational and Technical Education. His numerous personal awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (eight awards), and the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (four awards). Giles is reporting to Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk,Virginia. Personnel with Naval Munitions Command Atlantic Detachment Jacksonville respond quickly to contain a OTTO Fuel II spill from a torpedo during a drill aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 12. The July drill was used to validate the procedures prior to the Torpedo Readiness Assessment Aug. 9, which the command passed with flying colors. Personnel with the Naval Munitions Command Atlantic Detachment Jacksonville participate in a practice fuel spill drill aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 12. Photos by Reggie Jarrett Jim Taylor (center), Naval Air Station Jacksonville facility spill response manager, examines the con tainment of a fuel spill from a torpedo during a drill at Naval Munitions Command Atlantic Detachment Jacksonville with GM2 Albert Ceja (left) and Francisco Zayas. GM3 Austin Brodhacker (right) wears a hazard ous materials suit as he decontaminates GM2 John Newman during a fuel spill drill while Francisco Zayas, civil ian supervisor at Naval Munitions Command Atlantic Detachment Jacksonville observes. Photos by OS2 Kameran Carter (From left) Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor, outgo ing Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-trial Confinement Facility (TPU/PCF) Commanding Officer Cmdr. Karl Giles, incoming TPU/PCF Commanding Officer Cmdr. Timothy Yeich and NAS Jax Chaplain Lt. Kyron Bell stand at attention during the playing of the national anthem at the TPU/PCF Change of Command ceremony Aug. 8. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Michael Connor (left), presents outgoing Transient Personnel Unit/Pre-trial Confinement Facility Commanding Officer Cmdr. Karl Giles with a Meritorious Service Medal during the TPU/PCF Change of Command at the All Saint's Chapel Aug. 8.


4 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 PHASE II I N FULL SW I NG FOR CP O SELE C TS By Staff Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) is currently buzzing with orange T-shirted chief petty officer (CPO) selectees. Around 94 selectees are participating in activities ranging from early morning physical training to the annual plane wash at Heritage Park. With the results coming out a little bit later than normal, we are off to a great start and expect to have a successful initiation season, said NAS Jax Command Master Chief Jeffery Waters. For one sleep-deprived select ee, no matter what is thrown his way, he is still looking forward to the daily challenges. Overall, the season has been very interesting and it is very intensive training, but still fun, said BMC (select) Stephan Marriott of Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles Boat House. It has really opened my eyes and I am looking to tackle what ever assignment comes with the anchors, he continued. This milestone is the biggest accom plishment in my career and I never thought I would make it this far. The CPO Pride Day is sched uled for Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. starting at the Memorial Wall downtown Jacksonville. The event will move to Veterans Memorial Arena and feature competitions throughout the day. CPO pinning is sched uled for Sept. 14. Chief petty officer selectees line up for early morning physical training, while other chiefs conduct quick inspections. AWFC (select) Shawn Lawson of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 62, cleans the tire of a TBM Avenger aircraft during the annual Chief Petty Officer Select Plane Wash event at Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Heritage Park Aug. 15. Photos by ATC Fred Gamache Chief petty officer selectees from Naval Air Station Jacksonville wash an A-4 Skyhawk at Heritage Park aboard the base. A group of chief petty officer (CPO) selects team up to wash a S-2 Tracker air craft at Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles Heritage Park. The annual event promotes camaraderie and leadership during the CPO training season. A team of chief petty officer selectees hose down one of the many historic planes located aboard the station. A MH-60 Romeo helicopter is washed by down by chief petty officer selectees Aug. 15.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 5 Liberty Center offers fun outings By Staff The Naval Air Station Jacksonville Liberty Center has a tightly-packed monthly calendar planned with events that nearly everyone could find an activity they enjoy. In the month of August, the center offered eight free events that included two NFL games with transporta tion. We work really hard to seek out new and interesting events for our service members aboard the base, said Liberty Center Program Manager Jaime Shugart. The center was rehabbed last year and reopened July 27, 2017, featuring not only new flooring and carpet, but also flat-screen televisions, gaming areas and USB phone chargers, as well as numerous other perks. The big trip of the month was to Chattanooga, Tennessee, for a whitewater rafting trip. The Liberty Center partnered with Navy Community Recreation and opened up the trip to all base personnel, as Liberty Center events are limited to E1-E6 military and geobachelors. This was the second trip we have done in conjunc tion with Community Recreation and I think it is nice to allow everyone to enjoy some of the fun things we do regularly, said Shugart. I often hear from people that they are envious of the younger military and the opportunities we provide. One upcoming notable event for next month is the Fall Barracks Bash Sept. 20 from 4-8 p.m. There will be inflatables, games, prizes, food, Zombie themed T-shirts and a DJ. The center is looking for volunteers for various duties before, during, and after the event. For those interested in volunteering, call 542-3491. A Liberty Center patron climbs up the rope obstacle at Mighty Orion Fitness Center in Orange Park. Patrons of the NAS Jax Liberty Center pose in front of a tiger at Catty Shack Ranch during an outing July 7. For events occuring off base, transportation is always provided. Service members aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville took part in a chartered fishing trip near Mayport July 29. The fee for the trip included the cost of the licenses, bait, transportation and all other fees associated. Photos courtesy of The Liberty Center Patrons of Naval Air Station Jacksonville's Liberty Center get a little wet during a whitewater rafting trip Aug. 11 in Tennessee. There were three boats of par ticipants during this trip. AWO3 Levi Moore, of Patrol Squadron-30, takes a dog for a walk while on a Liberty Center trip to the Jacksonville Humane Society Aug. 19. AN Tristan Collister (left) of Patrol Squadron-30 and Kolyn Paswater, a student at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit Jacksonville, meet a new friend on a Liberty Center trip to the Jacksonville Humane Society. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Liberty Center patrons enjoy table tennis and pool free of charge daily between the hours of 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Naval Air Station Jacksonville Liberty Center patrons brave the rapids while on a whitewater rafting trip to Ocoee, Tennessee. The center offers numerous trips throughtout the year, including ski trips in winter.


6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 ed that the, exercise was a great chance to for both the crew and maintenance teams to work with the Harpoon and get hands on experience. VP-16s Commanding Officer Cmdr. Troy Tartaglia was impressed with the exercise stating, this is an example that, not only are our crews and main tenance teams able to accomplish their mission, but they were able to do so working with other platforms and coun tries, a core goal of RIMPAC itself, mak ing this exercise a undeniable success. VP-16s successful Harpoon shot con tinues to show just how capable the U.S. Navys Maritime Patrol community is, both in its own primary missions and in combined operations. Working with allied nations and strengthening relationships is a major goal of RIMPAC, as evidenced by the motto, Capable Adaptive Partners. You dont know what the global political climate will be in the next five years, said Lt. Cmdr. Sergio Ibarra, VP-16s assistant officer in charge dur ing the exercise. RIMPAC is designed to encom pass all like-minded, willing partner nations in order to build relationships and friendships to shape our future cli mate. VP-16 benefitted greatly from the exercise in ways beyond just flight hours and crew qualifications. Working side-by-side with all the various nations demonstrates worldwide teamwork. The P-8A Poseidon continues to be a dominant force in naval aviation and can be expected to participate in future RIMPAC exercises. VP-16 From Page 1 PANAMAX From Page 1 cally crucial pieces of global infrastructure. USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT hosted 314 U.S. and part ner nation personnel comprising the Combined Maritime Component Command (CFMCC) during the command post exercise. We build partnerships, we build friend ships, and we develop trust, said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet. I think you all have heard this saying before; trust cannot be surged, it cannot just appear in a time of crisis, it has to be grown and earned over time, and these exercises serve to do just that, he added. Joining the U.S. participants, this years maritime portion of the exercise PANAMAX 2018 included 98 participants from 17 partner nations including: Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago. PANAMAX 2018 was led by Brazilian Rear Adm. Fernando Cozzolino who served as the CFMCC commander, and Rear Adm. Linda Wackerman who served as his deputy commander. USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT supports U.S. Southern Commands joint and combined full spectrum mil itary operations by providing principally sea-based, forward presence to ensure freedom of maneuver in the maritime domain. They also foster and sustain cooperative rela tionships with international partners and to fully exploit the sea as maneuver space in order to enhance regional security and promote peace, sta bility, and prosperity in the Caribbean, Central and South American regions. meeting the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers. These maritime credentials can be used to help bridge any training gaps to help better prepare Sailors to provide maritime dominance for the nation. Sailors working toward maritime credentials while in the Navy positively impacts fleet readiness through increased awareness of and training toward nation al and international maritime standards, said Jim Johnson, the Navys voluntary education service chief. Additionally, these credentials can lead to valuable post-service job opportunities for Sailors. If you are interested in attaining maritime creden tials while in the Navy, or pursuing a career as a civil ian mariner when you separate from the military, you must attain credentials from the U.S. Coast Guard through the National Maritime Center (NMC). The NMC performs the statutory mission of cre dentialing qualified U.S. mariners who are compliant with domestic or international standards. The authoritative requirements are on NMCs web site which includes sea-time responsibilities and gen eral requirements. Similar to the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP), you com plete requirements by the very nature of your military tasking. However, waiting until you are ready to transition could significantly limit your level of credential. These opportunities are a big win for the readi ness of our fleet, our Sailors and for Sailor 2025, said COOLs director Keith Boring. Safe ship handling and navigation in our Navy are paramount and offering credentials that support these basic tenets ensures safe and effective operations at sea. For more detailed information about mariner careers, U.S. Coast Guard credentialing requirements, how to apply for U.S. Coast Guard credentials and how to use Navy COOL for funding, review the Blueprint to Mariner document found here: Navy COOL provides information about licenses and certifications applicable to all Navy occupa tions, offering resources and funding to help Sailors gain appropriate civilian desired, and in many cases required, credentials. COOL also provides other key resources such as Advancement Bibliographies (BIBs) and Learning and Development Roadmaps (LaDRs). For more information about Navy COOL, visit http:// or call (850) 452-6683. An additional program, the USMAP works closely with the Department of Labor to provide nationallyrecognized apprenticeship programs that result in journeyman-level certificates of completion for mem bers of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. For more information about the USMAP or to regis ter for an apprenticeship, visit mil/usmapss/static/index.htm or call 1-877-838-1659 Option 4. Navy COOL is located with the Center for Information Warfare Training, which delivers trained information warfare professionals to the Navy and joint services, enabling optimal performance of infor mation warfare across the full spectrum of military operations. For more information, pleasevisit local/cid/,, www., or NavyCIWT. NAVY COOL From Page 2 CNRSE awards Blue Jacket, Junior Sailor and Senior Sailor of the Second Quarter 2018 By Suzanne Speight Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs MU1 Joel Packer, MA2 Ashley Herrera and MU2 Andrew Willis received Commander, Navy Region Southeasts (CNRSE) Senior and Junior Sailor of the Quarter, and Bluejacket of the Quarter recognition at an awards ceremony Aug. 1. Packer led a group of 29 Sailors during a 32-day deploy ment in support of four Navy Weeks and Fleet Weeks in select locations throughout the region. He said he was proud of his teams accomplishments during that busy time. Packer hails from Chicago and has been in the Navy for nearly 14 years. He is also the career counselor and sponsor coordi nator for Navy Band Southeast. I am humbly honored and proud to have been selected as the CNRSE Sailor of the Quarter, he said. It really means a lot that my leadership took the time to nominate me for this honor. Packer will report to the Naval School of Music Unit Leader Course at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Virginia, later this fall. Beyond that, he looks forward to continuing his career in the Navy and traveling around the world with his wife and two children. Herrera grew up in Yuma, Arizona, and has been in the Navy since 2013. She is tem porarily assigned to the Navy Region Southeast administra tive department and said she was honored to be selected as Junior Sailor of the Quarter. I was surprised and excit ed, she said. I feel glad that my hard work is being recognized, particular ly in a field outside of my rate that I originally trained in. Herrera said it has been good to see a different aspect of the Navy. I think people tend to underestimate administrative work, she said. Yeoman work is definite ly more challenging than I NAS Jax names Civilians of the Quarter From Staff Two Naval Air Station Jacksonville (NAS Jax) employ ees have been recognized as the 2018 junior and senior civil ians of the third quarter. NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer (PAO) Kaylee LaRocque is the senior civilian of the quarter and Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Family Life Specialist Paul Stewart is the junior civil ian of the quarter. LaRocque began working at NAS Jax in 2001 as the Jax Air News editor after retiring from the Navy as a chief jour nalist. In 2008, she became the stations assistant PAO until transferring to Fleet Readiness Center Southeast Public Affairs in 2013, working as a writer and deputy PAO. She returned as the NAS Jax PAO in February 2016. Im so appreciative of being selected for this award and for being recognized for doing a job that I absolutely love, said LaRocque. We have top-notch leadership and a great team here who continually strive to support one another and the commands mission of support ing the warfighters. Although our PAO staff is small, we do whatever we can to promote command and tenant com mand activities and recognize the Sailors, civilian and con tractors on their accomplish ments. LaRocque is responsible for overseeing the production of Jax Air News, Base Welcome Aboard Guide, social media (Facebook/Twitter) pages, base website, command mar quee, coordinating VIP tours, responding to media requests and handling media visits, air show publicity, and current ly working with the NAS Jax Environmental Department, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast and con tractors on the NAS Jax drink ing water investigation. This is a very fast-paced job and you never know what might come up during the day or night. From squadron homecomings to hurricanes to last minute VIP visits, we are usually involved in some way or another, said LaRocque. It can be challenging at times, but we get the job done and rely on our resources. Ive been here for a long time and know who to contact for the answers we may need. In her free time, LaRocque enjoys spending time with her teenage son and friends, travel ing, the beach, yoga, rescuing animals and gardening. Stewart began work ing for FFSC in 2009 at Naval Submarine Base (NSB) Kings Bay, Georgia, after he retired from the Navy as a chief career counselor. After joining the NAS Jax team in 2011, he served for 12 months in 2016 at Camp Lemonnier Djibouti, Africa. I am so honored and proud to be chosen for junior civilian of the quarter. Its really all the people around you that make this all happen, said Stewart. He said his favorite accom plishment this year was meeting with the EverBank Management team, teaching them how military jobs soft skills translate to the civilian workforce. I have a huge passion for helping Sailors and their fami lies, he said. Among his other accomplish ments for FFSC, he planned and coordinated the FFSC Marketing Blitz Campaign, marketing programs to more than 50 commands, agencies and venues aboard the station. Stewart also coordinated return and reunion training for 25 staff members on process es and procedures to support deploying service members and their families. Stewart said his favorite part of his job is, the camaraderie with co-workers and being able to help service members, mili tary spouses and retirees. He developed an account ability inventory and coordi nated software updates for 50 TGPS and 20 career resource lab computers. Stewart also spearheaded a research base training initiative for the 21st Century Sailor office to edu cate Sailors on intervention of suicide and other destruc tive behaviors. Additionally, he assisted the NSB Kings Bay FFSC to teach 10 Steps to Federal Jobs as the center does not have a certified trainer. Seeing them find a job and be so happy is really just one of the best parts of working with the military, Stewart said. When not helping Sailors, he enjoys whitewater rafting and hiking with his family, playing guitar, writing songs and per forming. Photo by Reggie Jarrett Senior Civilian of the Quarter for FY18 third quarter Kaylee LaRocque oversees publication of Jax Air News as part of her duties as public affairs officer for Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Photo by AO2 Haley Ballard Junior Civilian of the Quarter for FY18 third quarter Paul Stewart is a family life counselor for Fleet and Family Support Center. His duties include assisting in teaching the Transition Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) program. See CNRSE, Page 8


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8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 Cmdr. Nicole Ward, an exodontist at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, conducts oral surgery in the operating room. Ward, a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, says I really enjoy being a part of the Navy Dental Corps because I have the opportunity to meet and treat people from different parts of the world. I'm honored to be a part of something much bigger than myself. From World War I to Afghanistan, the Dental Corps is vital to ensuring operational readiness of all who deploy. Dental Corps personnel serve with Marine Expeditionary Units and aboard ships, assuming roles in triage and surgical support at Marine Battalion aid stations and battle dressing stations. Mobile dental units are capable of providing dental care on any platform. The Dental Corps celebrated its 106th birthday Aug. 22. Cmdr. John Williams, a Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville dentist, restores a patients filling. Williams, a native of San Diego, California, says The Dental Corps directly impacts the mission effectiveness of each Sailor and Marine: Can't fight 'em if you can't bite 'em. Five years after the Dental Corps was founded in 1912, the United States entered World War I. During that conflict, the Dental Corps expanded from 35 to more than 500 personnel, including 124 dentists commissioned in the regular Navy. Lt. Elizabeth Klanderman, a dentist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts an annual exam. Klanderman, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, says You can put a dentist anywhere around the globe and well get the job done. We support the Navys needs! The Navy Dental Corps was established Aug. 22, 1912, by an Act of Congress that was later signed by President Howard Taft. National Guard units, including 4,000 new active duty Soldiers, Trump told members of the Armys10th Mountain Divisionand their families. And we will replace aging tanks, aging planes and ships with the most advanced and lethal technology ever developed. And hopefully, well be so strong, well never have to use it, but if we ever did, nobody has a chance. Services End Strength Set The act sets active duty end strength for the Army at487,500 in fiscal 2019, which begins Oct. 1. The Navys end strength is set at 335,400, the Marine Corps at 186,100 and the Air Forces at 329,100. On the acquisition side, the act funds 77 F-35 joint strike fighters at $7.6 billion. It also funds F-35 spares, modifications and depot repair capability. The budget also fully funds development of the B-21 bomber. The act authorizes $24.1 billion for shipbuilding to fully fund 13 new battle force ships and accelerate funding for several future ships. This includes three Arleigh Burkeclass destroyers and two Virginia-class submarines. There is also $1.6 billion for three littoral combat ships. In addition, the act authorizes 24 F/A18 Super Hornets, 10 P-8A Poseidons, two KC-130J Hercules, 25 AH-1Z Cobras, seven MV-22/CMV-22B Ospreys and three MQ-4 Tritons. Afghanistan, Iraq There is $5.2 billion in the budget for the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund, and another$850 million to train and equip Iraqi security forces to counter Islamic State of Iraq and Syria terrorists. The budget accelerates research on hyperspace technology and defense against hyperspace missiles. It also funds development ofartificial intelli gence capabilities. In order to maintain Americas mili tary supremacy, we must always be on the cutting edge, the president said. That is why we are also proudly reas serting Americas legacy of leadership in space. Our foreign competitors and adversaries have already begun weapon izing space. The president said adversaries seek to negate Americas advantage in space, and they have made progress. Well be catching them very shortly, he added. They want to jam transmis sions, which threaten our battlefield operations and so many other things. We will be so far ahead of them in a very short period of time, your head will spin. He said the Chinese military has launched a new military division to over see its warfighting programs in space. Just like the air, the land, the sea, space has become a warfighting domain, Trump said. It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space; we must have American dominance in space, and that is why just a few days ago,the vice president outlinedmy administra tions plan to create a sixth branch of the United States military called the United States Space Force. The 2019 Authorization Act does not fund the military. Rather, it authorizes the policies under which funding will be set by the appropriations committees and then voted on by Congress. That bill is still under consideration. thought. YNC Stacy McCune, Herreras leading chief petty officer, said Herrera always puts forth her best effort. MA2 Herrera is an outstanding Sailor, whose hard work and dedication proves as a Sailor you should remain flexible and prepared to work in any environ ment, said McCune. She is a Master-At-Arms working as an awards clerk in an administra tive office that supports not only the flag staff of the largest region in the Commander, Navy Installations Command enterprise, but also administratively sup ports 100,000 Sailors and civilians at 18 installa tions. Herrera plans to leave the Navy after her current tour. She is currently pur suing a bachelors degree in Global Health and she looks forward to start ing a new career in the healthcare field. Willis, who was also recently promoted to Petty Officer Second Class, said he is thankful to have been selected as the CNRSE Bluejacket of the Quarter. I give all the credit to my supervisors for affording me many opportunities to excel, he said. Willis served as the concertmaster for the wind ensemble dur ing Fleet Week Port Everglades and Navy Week Tampa. The con certmaster is tasked with organizing the logistics that are associated with a wind ensemble per formance. The wind ensemble is Navy Band Southeasts largest per forming unit. Willis is from Houston and he has been in the Navy for just under two years. Lt. Luslaida Barbosa, Director, Navy Band Southeast said she is thrilled for Packer and Willis on their selections. I am very proud of these Sailors, she said. They really exhibit pride and professionalism. They represent the Navy well and make great examples for others to follow. CNRSE From Page 6 rf MU1 Joel Packer MA2 Ashley Herrera MU2 Andrew Willis Photo by Michael Strasser President Donald J. Trump signs the $717 billion Fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at a ceremony Aug. 13. The act authorizes $24.1 billion for shipbuilding to fully fund 13 new battle force ships and accelerate funding for several future ships. This includes three Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and two Virginia-class submarines. There is also $1.6 billion for three littoral combat ships. DAA From Page 1 Photos by Jacob Sippel Lt. Cameron McMillin, a dentist at Naval Hospital Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts an annual dental exam. McMillan, a native of Orlando, says We take care of the warfighters and make sure all the service members are ready to deploy or defend our freedoms. The Navy Dental Corps celebrated its 106th birthday Aug. 22 and continues to contribute to humanitarian missions around the world. NDC th birthday Lt. Cmdr. Charlie Cage, a dentist at Naval Branch Health Clinic Jacksonville, conducts an annual exam. Cage, a native of Dominica, British West Indies, says The Dental Corps plays a vital role in mission readiness. We provide quality dental care which enables the military force to focus on their assigned tasks and it always begins with a dental exam. We always work as a team; a team of dentists, hygienists, assistants and lab technicians. The Dental Corps was established in 1912, and a few years later, had an immediate impact during World War I.


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, August 23, 2018 9 Photo by Jacob Sippel NH Jax awardees Capt. Kevin Brown (left), Naval Hospital Jacksonville executive officer, presents the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal to Lt. Cmdr. Dustin Smith for his meritorious ser vice while serving as Assistant Family Medicine Residency Program Director. Smith managed the Navys largest Family Medicine Residency Program, leading to continued accreditation and 100 percent board pass rate for the 13 residents. Other awardees included: Lt. Cmdr. Candace Foura (Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal), HM1 Sheena Murray (Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal), HM2 Elizani Bayardo (Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal), HM3 Johnathan Bellomay (Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal), and SH3 Christopher Knell (CO NAVSTA Jacksonville Letter of Appreciation). FRCSE rebounds to win Summer Basketball Championship By Bill Bonser MWR Sports Coordinator, NAS Jacksonville The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Gold Basketball Team bounced back from not making the finals in the 2018 winter basketball league after win ning seven consecutive basketball championships to win their fifth consecutive Intramural Summer Basketball Championship. FRCSE finished the regular season with a dismal 4-6 record and was seeded num ber seven out of 10 teams in the playoffs. In the summer basketball playoffs, FRCSE recorded victories over Patrol Squadron (VP) 30; Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 58/VR-62; and VP-16 to get to the championship game. In the championship game, FRCSE faced the number one seed and undefeated (12-0) Naval Hospital Jacksonville (NAVHOSP) team. NAVHOSP led most of the time in the first half, how ever, FRCSE battled back to tie the game at half time at 23 points. AT3 Steven Seider led FRCSE Det Jacksonville in scoring with 23 points. The game remained tight for the first part of the second half. NAVHOSP was attack ing the basket, however, FRCSE denied many of the attempts with great defense. FRCSE broke the game open by hitting three key three pointers to take the lead for good. FRCSE went on to defeat NAVHOSP by the score of 60-50 to win the 2018 Captains Cup Summer Basketball Championship and their fifth consecutive summer basketball championship. Indoor Volleyball League forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and retirees. The games are played Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime. Call 5422930 to sign up your league. Fall Softball League forming The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jacksonville and Retirees. The games are played in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, dependents (18 and older) at NAS Jax and retirees. Games are played in the evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 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, Fall Bowling League Meeting Aug. 24 The league is open to active duty, selective reservists, DOD civilians, DOD contractors, dependent spouses assigned to a command at NAS Jax and retirees. The meeting will be held at the base gym, 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. Commands having a representative personnel should attend to discuss rules and to get paperwork to join the leagues. For more information, call Bill Bonser at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail bill.bonser@ Standings Summer Golf Final GEMD 8 1 NMCLant Chicken Nuggets 6 3 HSM-70 Team 1 6 3 NCTL 5 4 VP-62 Tweet Tweet 4 5 CNATTU 3 6 HSM-70 Team 2 3 6 FACSFAC 2 7 VP-8 2 7 TPU/PCF 0 9 VAZQUEZ 8 0 GRIMES 5 1 GARSKE 6 2 BROWN 5 2 TENCHAVEZ 5 2 BONSER 4 3 GOSWAMI 4 4 YUNOS 4 4 KNIGHT 3 3 NEUDIGATE 2 4 CANAS 2 5 HARTONG 2 6 FOSTER 1 6 Courtesy photo Members of the Fleet Readiness Center Southeast's Gold basketball team celebrate their 2018 Intramural Summer Basketball Championship and their fifth consecutive summer basketball championship. NAS Jax Sports


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