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 Material Information
Title: The Kings Bay periscope
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Publisher: Ultra Type Inc.
Place of Publication: Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville
 Notes
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
Issuing Body: Published for the Naval Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
General Note: Description based on: Mar. 14, 1997; title from caption.
General Note: Earlier issues published: Kings Bay, Ga. : Naval Submarine Support Base. Jacksonville, Fla. : Ultra Type Inc. <1997->
General Note: Latest issue consulted: Jan. 30, 1998.
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Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification: lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID: UF00098617:00138


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USS West Virginia drills successful From Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue) conducted two successful test flights of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 4. The SSBN force carries the Trident II D5, providing increased firepower, flexibility and assurance to the strate gic deterrence mission, and USS West Virginia tested this capability by launching the unarmed missiles as part of a Follow-on Commanders Evaluation Test. The Navy conducts a continuing series of opera tional system evaluation tests to assure safety, reli ability, readiness and perfor mance of the Trident II D5 Strategic Weapons System as required by the Department of Defenses National Command Authority, said Pat Grzelak, Strategic Systems Programs public affairs officer. The Navy conducts the tests under the testing guidelines of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While submerged, USS West Virginias launching of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile marks the 128 and 129 successful flights during the 41st FCET. FCET proves the readi ness and effectiveness of the most survivable arm of the U.S. Strategic Forces, said Cmdr. Michael Katahara, commanding officer USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue). Operational flight tests vali date the credibility of U.S. Strategic deterrence and dem onstrated USS West Virginias ability to successfully accom plish our primary mission. It was a very unique opportunity for my crew to do something that very few get to do, and I am proud of how they per formed. Every member of the crew played an important role in the success of FCET 41. The primary mission of a SSBN is strategic deterrence, a vital role in U.S. national secu rity being on scene, but unseen. Being that it is the nature of our job to never actually launch strategic missiles, a operation like this one gives us the ability to demonstrate that the weapons system, the crew and the ship are ready and able to do our job, said Lt. Timothy Williamson, USS West Virginia weapons officer. It was professionally and per sonally satisfying for our entire Weapons department. The last East Coast FCET was conducted in 2007. THE kings bay, georgia New uniforms Page 7 Day to celebrate Pages 4, 5 Photo by MC3 Eric Tretter George Marvin Miller, center, received medals he had earned 39 years earlier in Vietnam from Army Brigadier General Patrick Donahue II, left, and local Navy League President Keith Post, during a Sept. 11 ceremony at the Camden County Courthouse. Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman honored for IA electronic warfare duty in Iraq From Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public Affairs A submariner was awarded the Bronze Star for combat opera tions while serving an individual augmentee during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Sept. 17. Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman, who has been in the Navy for 19 years, served as an individual augmentee at Camp Hit, Iraq, from September 2008 to April 2009. He was an electronic war fare officer with the Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Composition Squadron 1, Multi-National Corps-Iraq in direct support of 3rd Battalion 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, commander Submarine Group 10, presented Bowman the Bronze Star on behalf of Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr., USA, commanding general Multi-National Corps-Iraq. The narrative accompanying the award stated, Bowman directed the fielding, sustainment, and upgrades of 360 com plex high-powered crew systems, directly contributing to a significant reduction of radio-controlled improvised explosive device threats. He expertly maintained and upgraded a varied $20.5 million inventory of 360 crew systems and volunteered to assist with critical infrastructure and economic projects in the Hit, Kubaysa, and Baghdad areas, totaling over $250,000 that directly improved the quality of life for the residents of these areas and made significant contributions to counter-insurgency efforts in Al Anbar province. Lieutenant Bowmans award of the Bronze Star is indicative Submariner earns Bronze Star Navy photo by MC3 Eric Tretter Mapp honored ITCS Jacqueline Mapp received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from Kings Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. Ward Stevens, in the Trident Training Facility auditorium, Sept. 15. Mapp served as Command Master Chief from April to September. She provided unparalleled leadership, inspiration and motivation in direct support of more than 200 Sailors, promoting the highest standards, the certificate stated. Up Periscope Page 9 By MC3 Eric Tretter Periscope staff When George Marvin Miller of Woodbine donned his 39-year-old Army uniform Sept. 11, he thought he was going to participate in a ceremony for the attacks eight years ago. Much to the surprise of the 61-yearold welder and surveyor, the gathering in front of the Camden County Courthouse in Woodbine was for him. With the help and support of his wife, Joann, and daughter, Leighann, plus local Navy League President Keith Post and Army Brigadier General Patrick Donahue II from Fort Stewart, the surprise ceremo ny officially presented Miller with med als he was entitled to but never received nearly four decades ago. It all began when Joann intercept ed a letter from the Dept. of the Army announcing her husbands unclaimed medals, including the meritorious Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals along with National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medals plus the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Sharpshooter Badge. A phone call to George Marvins old 101st Airborne Division then put Joann and Leighann in contact with Fort Stewart, Ga. The next thing we knew, we had a brigadier general coming here, Joann said. In his speech honoring Millers achievements, Officiating Officer of the ceremony Brig. Gen. Donahue thanked the local community and Navy for their participation, yet emphasized, Im very A Long time coming George Miller got a big surprise when the past came back to honor him Navy photo by MC1 (AW/SW) Kimberly Clifford Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, right, commander Submarine Group 10, presents Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman, Submarine Squadron 20 communications officer, with the Bronze Star medal. See Bowman, Page 7 See Miller, Page 3 SSBN launches test missiles Sub gets piece of history Deck plank from battleship given to USS Maryland By Gordon Jackson Courtesy of The Times-Union Sailors are required to study the history of subma rines before they earn their dolphins, pins worn on their uniforms indicating they are qualified to serve aboard the vessels. Crew members of the Trident submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738), howev er, say they now have motiva tion to study the history of the World War II battleship that carried the same name until it was decommissioned in 1947. A scorched piece of teak from the deck of the original USS Maryland (BB 46), a bat tleship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and partici pated in numerous opera tions in the Pacific Ocean, was donated to a small group of crew members Wednesday. Cmdr. John Newton, com manding officer of the boats Blue crew, said he doesnt know of another submarine that has a piece of a decom missioned Navy vessel with the same name. Its wonderful, he said of the donation. Its tremen dously motivating to the guys. See Plank, Page 8 Labor contract reached Six parties strike deal covering 4,000 workers By Mary Anne Broderick Tubman Commander, Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs Navy Region Southeast, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, and the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville reached agree ment Aug. 8 with the American Federation of Government Employees on a new master labor contract that will cover approximately 4,000 person nel at installations throughout the region. Six parties, representing management and labor for NRSE, NAVFAC SE and FISC, utilized a process known as interestbased bar gaining, which replac es traditional positional bargaining with a process of joint prob lem solving. The sixday session, which was held at the Federal Aviation Administration Center for Management and Executive Leadership in Palm Coast, Fla., was facilitated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent agency headquartered in Washington, D.C., which pro vides mediation services to industry, government agen cies and communities through the promotion of labor-man agement cooperation. The current contract, which was negotiated in 2001, was a master labor agreement for NRSE before the region was consolidated with Navy Region Gulf Coast and Navy Region South in the 2005 BRAC. The proposed master labor con tract, which incorporates 14 AFGE labor agreements in effect at various installations, was renegotiated at the request of AFGE to include NAVFAC and FISC. Were all very pleased with the end product of our nego tiation process, said Mark McCabe, chief negotiator for AFGE and local union presi dent at NSB Kings Bay. The new agreement is much more employee-friendly than the last, in spite of the fact that it See Labor, Page 8 McCabe



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USS West Virginia drills successful From Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public AffairsUSS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue) conducted two successful test flights of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile in the Atlantic Ocean, Sept. 4. The SSBN force carries the Trident II D5, providing increased firepower, flexibility and assurance to the strategic deterrence mission, and USS West Virginia tested this capability by launching the unarmed missiles as part of a Follow-on Commanders Evaluation Test. The Navy conducts a continuing series of opera tional system evaluation tests to assure safety, reli ability, readiness and perfor mance of the Trident II D5 Strategic Weapons System as required by the Department of Defenses National Command Authority, said Pat Grzelak, Strategic Systems Programs public affairs officer. The Navy conducts the tests under the testing guidelines of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While submerged, USS West Virginias launching of the Trident II D5 fleet ballistic missile marks the 128 and 129 successful flights during the 41st FCET. FCET proves the readi ness and effectiveness of the most survivable arm of the U.S. Strategic Forces, said Cmdr. Michael Katahara, commanding officer USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) (Blue). Operational flight tests validate the credibility of U.S. Strategic deterrence and demonstrated USS West Virginias ability to successfully accom plish our primary mission. It was a very unique opportunity for my crew to do something that very few get to do, and I am proud of how they per formed. Every member of the crew played an important role in the success of FCET 41. The primary mission of a SSBN is strategic deterrence, a vital role in U.S. national secu rity being on scene, but unseen. Being that it is the nature of our job to never actually launch strategic missiles, a operation like this one gives us the ability to demonstrate that the weapons system, the crew and the ship are ready and able to do our job, said Lt. Timothy Williamson, USS West Virginia weapons officer. It was professionally and per sonally satisfying for our entire Weapons department. The last East Coast FCET was conducted in 2007. THE kings bay, georgia New uniforms Page 7 Day to celebrate Pages 4, 5 Photo by MC3 Eric TretterGeorge Marvin Miller, center, received medals he had earned 39 years earlier in Vietnam from Army Brigadier General Patrick Donahue II, left, and local Navy League President Keith Post, during a Sept. 11 ceremony at the Camden County Courthouse. Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman honored for IA electronic warfare duty in IraqFrom Commander, Submarine Group 10 Public AffairsA submariner was awarded the Bronze Star for combat operations while serving an individual augmentee during a ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Sept. 17. Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman, who has been in the Navy for 19 years, served as an individual augmentee at Camp Hit, Iraq, from September 2008 to April 2009. He was an electronic war fare officer with the Joint Counter Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Composition Squadron 1, Multi-National Corps-Iraq in direct support of 3rd Battalion 7th Marines and 2nd Battalion 1st Marines. Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, commander Submarine Group 10, presented Bowman the Bronze Star on behalf of Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr., USA, commanding general Multi-National Corps-Iraq. The narrative accompanying the award stated, Bowman directed the fielding, sustainment, and upgrades of 360 com plex high-powered crew systems, directly contributing to a significant reduction of radio-controlled improvised explosive device threats. He expertly maintained and upgraded a varied $20.5 million inventory of 360 crew systems and volunteered to assist with critical infrastructure and economic projects in the Hit, Kubaysa, and Baghdad areas, totaling over $250,000 that directly improved the quality of life for the residents of these areas and made significant contributions to counter-insurgency efforts in Al Anbar province. Lieutenant Bowmans award of the Bronze Star is indicative Submariner earns Bronze Star Navy photo by MC3 Eric TretterMapp honoredITCS Jacqueline Mapp received the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from Kings Bay Commanding Officer, Capt. Ward Stevens, in the Trident Training Facility auditorium, Sept. 15. Mapp served as Command Master Chief from April to September. She provided unparalleled leadership, inspiration and motivation in direct support of more than 200 Sailors, promoting the highest standards, the certificate stated. Up Periscope Page 9 By MC3 Eric TretterPeriscope staff When George Marvin Miller of Woodbine donned his 39-year-old Army uniform Sept. 11, he thought he was going to participate in a ceremony for the attacks eight years ago. Much to the surprise of the 61-yearold welder and surveyor, the gathering in front of the Camden County Courthouse in Woodbine was for him. With the help and support of his wife, Joann, and daughter, Leighann, plus local Navy League President Keith Post and Army Brigadier General Patrick Donahue II from Fort Stewart, the surprise ceremony officially presented Miller with medals he was entitled to but never received nearly four decades ago. It all began when Joann intercept ed a letter from the Dept. of the Army announcing her husbands unclaimed medals, including the meritorious Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medals along with National Defense Service, Vietnam Service Medals plus the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon and Sharpshooter Badge. A phone call to George Marvins old 101st Airborne Division then put Joann and Leighann in contact with Fort Stewart, Ga. The next thing we knew, we had a brigadier general coming here, Joann said. In his speech honoring Millers achievements, Officiating Officer of the ceremony Brig. Gen. Donahue thanked the local community and Navy for their participation, yet emphasized, Im very A Long time comingGeorge Miller got a big surprise when the past came back to honor him Navy photo by MC1 (AW/SW) Kimberly CliffordRear Adm. Barry Bruner, right, commander Submarine Group 10, presents Lt. j.g. Warren Bowman, Submarine Squadron 20 communications officer, with the Bronze Star medal. See Bowman, Page 7 See Miller, Page 3 SSBN launches test missiles Sub gets piece of historyDeck plank from battleship given to USS MarylandBy Gordon JacksonCourtesy of The Times-UnionSailors are required to study the history of subma rines before they earn their dolphins, pins worn on their uniforms indicating they are qualified to serve aboard the vessels. Crew members of the Trident submarine USS Maryland (SSBN 738), howev er, say they now have motiva tion to study the history of the World War II battleship that carried the same name until it was decommissioned in 1947. A scorched piece of teak from the deck of the original USS Maryland (BB 46), a bat tleship that survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and partici pated in numerous opera tions in the Pacific Ocean, was donated to a small group of crew members Wednesday. Cmdr. John Newton, com manding officer of the boats Blue crew, said he doesnt know of another submarine that has a piece of a decom missioned Navy vessel with the same name. Its wonderful, he said of the donation. Its tremen dously motivating to the guys. See Plank, Page 8 Labor contract reached Six parties strike deal covering 4,000 workersBy Mary Anne Broderick TubmanCommander, Navy Region Southeast Public AffairsNavy Region Southeast, the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, and the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Jacksonville reached agree ment Aug. 8 with the American Federation of Government Employees on a new master labor contract that will cover approximately 4,000 personnel at installations throughout the region. Six parties, representing management and labor for NRSE, NAVFAC SE and FISC, utilized a process known as interestbased bar gaining, which replac es traditional positional bargaining with a process of joint prob lem solving. The sixday session, which was held at the Federal Aviation Administration Center for Management and Executive Leadership in Palm Coast, Fla., was facilitated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, an independent agency headquartered in Washington, D.C., which provides mediation services to industry, government agen cies and communities through the promotion of labor-management cooperation. The current contract, which was negotiated in 2001, was a master labor agreement for NRSE before the region was consolidated with Navy Region Gulf Coast and Navy Region South in the 2005 BRAC. The proposed master labor con tract, which incorporates 14 AFGE labor agreements in effect at various installations, was renegotiated at the request of AFGE to include NAVFAC and FISC. Were all very pleased with the end product of our negotiation process, said Mark McCabe, chief negotiator for AFGE and local union president at NSB Kings Bay. The new agreement is much more employee-friendly than the last, in spite of the fact that it See Labor, Page 8 McCabe