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The Kings Bay periscope ( 04-26-2012 )

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Title:
The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
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English
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Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
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Ultra Type Inc.
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Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville

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Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
Issuing Body:
Published for the Naval Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
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Description based on: Mar. 14, 1997; title from caption.
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Earlier issues published: Kings Bay, Ga. : Naval Submarine Support Base. Jacksonville, Fla. : Ultra Type Inc. <1997->
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Latest issue consulted: Jan. 30, 1998.

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
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oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
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lcc - VA70.G4 K56
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UF00098617:00250

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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
Publication Date:

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.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:
UF00098617:00250


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THEkings bay, georgia Up Periscope OK, so just whats so funny? Page 9 Kids Fest Wizard of Oz cast helps brighten childrens day Page 4 The Players Jacksonville golf tourney offers deals for military Page 5 Youth Sports soccer, tee-ball underway at Kings Bay112th Submarine Birthday Ball While most military families are preparing for the school year to wind down, Youth Sports at Na val Submarine Base Kings Bay is just gearing up for its spring season, which includes soccer and teeball. With ocials, coaches, parents and players in place, Youth Sports kicked o its spring season Satur day, April 7, on the soccer elds behind the Trident Training Facility and on the ball eld across from the Youth Center. Supported by more than 150 Youth Sports volun teers, the spring season provides children ages 4 to 15 an opportunity to learn the basics of soccer and tee-ball. Children of active duty members, reservists, retired military, Department of Defense employees and base contractors are all eligible to participate in Youth Sports activities. In addition to enjoying the game, participants learn important lessons about sportsmanship, such as teamwork, fair play and giving your best eort. As in previous years, nearly 500 players have enrolled in the Youth Sports spring season. is year was no exception. e rst Saturday of the soccer and tee-ball season there were nearly 1,000 specta tors and family members on hand to support and cheer for this years teams. A vibrant and thriving program, Youth Sports is always in need of volun teers to coach teams or ociate games. Whether you are a parent with a child enrolled in the Athletes up to age 18 may participate in sports training camps in volleyball, soccer and basketball. e details of age requirements and cost may vary by sport. Contact Patricia Anglehart at patricia.anglehart@ navy.mil for more information. Sports summer camps SSBN 732 captures high honor for second time during last six yearsUSS Alaska (SSBN 732) was selected as one of four recipients of the 2011 Omaha Trophy April 19. e Omaha Trophy is awarded to units who demonstrate the highest standards of perfor mance. Selec tion for the award is based on formal evaluations, meritorious achieve ment, safety and other factors, such as community involvement and humanitar ian actions. e award is given to strategic assets in global operations, submarine ballistic missile, intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic aircraft operations. is is the second time in six years Alas ka has received the award and the second year in a row an Ohio-class ballistic mis sile submarine from Kings Bay was named the best strategic asset in the submarine category. Alaska consis tently proves to be a top strategic perform er, said Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, commander, Subma rine Group Ten. Alaska is the most eec tive strategic missile submarine team in the Atlantic and has demonstrated un matched abilities in mission readiness as one of the nations strategic assets. In addition to winning the Omaha Tro It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Alaska family. Cmdr. Kevin Byrne CO, USS Alaska Blue USS Alaska earns 2011 Omaha TrophyCheck us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Attack subs namedFive boats being built at Newport News, Groton shipyardsSecretary of the Navy Ray Ma bus announced April 13 that the next ve Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota. Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years. Each of these ve states serves as home to military bases that support our national defense and provides men and women

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THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Tri-Base hoop tourney here May 5Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will host the annual Tri-Base Basketball Tournament this year. e tournament, between Kings Bay, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 5 at the Fitness Complex main gym. Games con tinue until the champion is crowned. e event is free for all spectators, so come out and show your support as our Kings Bay teams squareo against the teams from Mayport and Jax.Navy-Marine Relief drive ongoingKings Bays Active Duty Fund Drive in sup port of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is ongoing throughout April. In 2011, NMCRS Kings Bay provided nearly $400,000 to almost 1,000 Sailors, Marines, retirees and eligible family members of the Kings Bay community. If you have questions regarding the 2012 drive ,contact the Kings Bay ADFD coordinator or NMCRS Kings Bay at 573-3928.ShipShape weight loss begins May 10If you are ready to adopt a weight-loss plan that you can comfortably follow and maintain for a lifetime, congratulations. ShipShape is your answer. ShipShape is an eight-week nu trition and weight management course start ing 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 10. Take the next step and make a plan that will work for you. Call Registered Dietician Mary Beth Pennington at 573-4731 or 573-8626 for more informa tion on the program or to signup.Next Budget for Baby class May 3NMCRS will host its next Budget for Baby workshop at 9:30 a.m., ursday, May 3. B4B is a monthly class in which new and expectant parents prepare nancially for a new addition to the family. Each class participant receives a free layette, complete with Gerber gear and a handmade blanket. For more information or to register, call NMCRS Kings Bay at 573-3928.USS Maryland marks 20 in JuneJoin past and present crew members to cel ebrate the 20th anniversary of the USS Mary lands (SSBN 738) commissioning, June 13 to 17, with the following schedule of events: Wednesday, June 13 5 p.m. casual meet and greet at the NEW Wee Pub, in the Kings Bay Shopping plaza to the Left of Goodys. ursday, June 14 6 p.m. poolside cookout at Cumberland Inn & Suites. Friday, June 15 6 p.m. dinner at Borrell Creek restaurant. Slide show and guest speak er. Saturday, June 16 10 a.m. submarine tour, subject to change. For more information, contact Ed Caudill at Chaser1@tds.net, (912) 882-4912 or (912) 2695034.Scholarship is for wounded vetse Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy is oering a Centennial Scholarship to honor Navy and Marine Corps Combat Wounded veterans who served during Opera tion New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. e program is administered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief society and is in the form of a grant of $3,000 per academic year. Assistance must be available for a maximum two academic years of study. e recipient must apply each year. Ap plicants must: Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. Department of Education school Purse a teacher license Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA Be a combat wounded veteran of OND, OEF or OIF Visit the NMCRS Web site at www.nmcrs.org/ education for applications. For more informa tion, contact the education program manager at (702) 696-4960 or education@nmcrs.org.Community market on SaturdaysVisit the St. Marys community market at the waterfront pavilion in downtown St. Marys From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Stop by and see the vendors for all their specials.Suggestions for The Periscope?Do you see an event on base you think de serves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselho at 573-4719 or e-mail periscopekb@comcast.net. Military wives can get scholarships Operation Homefront and the Womens Self Worth Foundation will oer theSaban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who at tend certain vocational training pro grams in the medical eld and meet eligibility requirements. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs, along with15 scholarships of $8,500 and ve scholarships of $10,000to be awarded. e scholarships willpayfor tu ition for vocational training in the following medical elds: dental as sistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medi cal insurance technician, patient care assistant/ technician, nurse as sistant training program or medical transcription. Overall, 22 scholarships will be awarded totaling $237,500. To be eligible, applicants must be a legal wife of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether they are active duty, Re serve or National Guard. Applicants must be accepted for registration by a vocational school in one of the elds mentioned above, and be an active volunteer in their community. If awarded a scholarship, awardee must complete 12 hours of volunteer work per year while using the funds. e funds awarded must be put to use within 12 months of thescholar ship award date and must be used in their entirety within 48 months. A letter of recommendation from a nonprot organization or other group the applicant has volunteered with will be required for application. In addition to meeting the eligibil ity standards, the application process will involve the submission of a 300 word essay answering the ques tion: How, besides being a military wife, do you feel you have contrib uted to making your community a better place? Applications are accepted from April 1 to June 1 and are available at www.operationhomefront.net/ scholarship. Operation Homefront is the manager of the scholarship. All questions and concerns should be directed to Operation Homefront Program Manager by e-mail at scholarship@operationhomefront. net or by mail at: Operation Homefront-Scholarship Program, 8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340 San An tonio, Texas 78239. Operation Homefront Now hear this! who volunteer to serve their coun try, Mabus said. I look forward to these submarines joining the eet and representing these great states around the world. None of the ve states has had a ship named for it for more than 49 years. e most recent to serve was the battleship the USS Indiana, which was decommissioned in Oc tober 1963. e selection of Illinois, desig nated SSN 786, is the second ship to bear the state name and is home to the Navys one and only Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes where every enlisted sailor begins his or her service. e selection of Washington, des ignated SSN 787, is the third ship to bear the state name and the states Puget Sound area, where the Navys third-largest eet concentration is located. e selection of Colorado, desig nated SSN 788, is the third ship to bear the state name. e second ship was a battleship that stood as the lead ship of her class and took part in the Tarawa invasion. e selection of Indiana, designat ed SSN 789, is the third ship to bear the state name and is the home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, in Crane, Ind., the Navys premier engineering, acquisition and sustainment organization which supports our maritime warriors. e selection of South Dakota, designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state name. e second ship was a battleship that also stood as the lead ship of her class and fought extensively in the Pacic the ater during World War II. Prior ships carrying the names of these ve states stood as defenders of freedom on the water. Now these states will represent the latest and greatest technology ever assembled to submerge below the surface and project power forward, Mabus said. ese next-generation attack sub marines will provide the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nations undersea suprem acy well into the 21st century. ey will have enhanced stealth, sophis ticated surveillance capabilities, and special warfare enhancements that will enable them to meet the Navys multi-mission requirements. ese submarines will have the capability to attack targets ashore with highly accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and conduct co vert long-term surveillance of land areas, littoral waters or other seabased forces. Other missions in clude anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare; mine delivery and mine eld mapping. ey are also designed for special forces delivery and support. Each Virginia-class submarine is 7,800-tons and 377 feet in length, has a beam of 34 feet, and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. It is designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship, reducing lifecycle costs while increasing underway time. e submarines will be built in partnership with General Dynam ics/Electric Boat Corp. SSN 786, 788 and 790 will be built by Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. SSN 787 and 789 will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.Named Representatives from Naval Air Station Jacksonville participated in the City of Jacksonville Mayors Victim Assistance Advisory Council Kicko Press Conference for Nation al Victims Rights Week April 23. e event, held at Jacksonvilles City Hall, began as Ann Dugger, ex ecutive director of the Justice Coali tion, welcomed guests. We are here to kick o the 28th commemoration of National Crime Victims Rights Week. is years theme is Extending the Vision of Each and Every Victim We are continuing our eorts to shed light on crime vic tims. No one asks to be victimized by violence but when a crime oc curs, victims need to be aware that they have rights, Dugger said. e history of the victims rights move ment is a story of victims, victims advocates and countless other indi viduals who work together to bring hope to those victims, their families and communities harmed by crime. Today we are rededicating ourselves to making victims rights, protection and services a reality. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also addressed the importance of supporting victims of crimes. ere are a number of people to thank and acknowledge today from the law enforcement personnel in our community on the front line to elected ocials who work policy to protect us, Brown said. But this is also about the victims who we should be focused on. Were not here to honor you or put you on a pedestal, were here to support you because you are people, fellow hu man beings negotiating a nightmare. Even when an arrest was made and the headlines say guilty, we know your journey will continue. We know that crime hurts and threatens but together we remain strong. NAS Jax Commanding Ocer Capt. Bob Sanders was also in attendance to stress how the Navy sup ports crime victims and educates military personnel on sexual assault prevention. roughout the month of April, the Navy is making an all-out eort towards promoting sexual assault awareness. e number of sexual assaults in the Navy is unacceptable. As part of this campaign, we are also addressing victims rights, Sanders said. e Navy Victim and Wit ness Assistance Program is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and aorded their rights throughout the criminal justice pro cess. At NAS Jax, victims always have support from their chain of com mand, legal system and Fleet and Family Support Center. Our counselors are fully trained to assist vic tims and witnesses and ensure they receive comprehensive care and counseling and are treated with dig nity and the utmost respect, contin ued Sanders. e Navy has a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault and sexual harassment. City of Jacksonvilles Victims Rights Week Chairperson and NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Latresa Henderson echoed Sanders remarks. At the NAS Jax FFSC, we have sexual assault response coordina tors who are responsible for training advocates in every command on the installation, Henderson said. ey provide support to victims of sexual assault. We also have numerous partnerships with Naval Hospital Jacksonville and outside agencies. We are here to help victims with any services they might need. Sexual Assault Prevention and Re sponse is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Centu ry Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maxi mize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. e Department of the Navy is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual as sault victims, and to hold oenders accountable. Help raise awareness by joining the conversation on social media using #SAAM.NAS teams with city to aid victims NAS Jacksonville 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Join the group at 3:30 p.m., May 8, in the Kings Bay Library, when Valdosta State University, Kings Bay will be starting a new support and resource group for local veterans who are attending VSU, as well as VSU alumni stu dents. Now that more veterans are attending colleges and sitting in classrooms, VSU ocials have found that more support should be pro vided for them. e schools mission is to assist in provid ing a venue for mentorship and peer -to-peer network ing for veterans and active duty students. e purpose is to pro vide guided support for educational needs as well as camaraderie. VSU is willing to arrange briengs related to vari ous topics such as study skills, reading and writ ing comprehension, test anxiety, nights designated with assistance for ling VA nancial aid, coordi nation of study nights and occasional guest speakers. VSU encourages its ac tive duty, veterans and alumni to join this group for support, mentorship and socialization, and a bit of exuberance that will help lessen the stress of being in the classroom environment. For more information call VSU Kings Bay (912) 882-6573. Fleet receives blessing e United States Navy Memorial hosted the 21st Annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the memorial in Washington, D.C., April 14. e ceremony followed the Washington, D.C., annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and featured the United States Navy Band and Ceremo nial Guard, along with a Parade of Attachs and presentation of colors advanced across the memorials outdoor plaza as the event commenced. President and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, retired Vice Adm. John Totushek, welcomed guests to the cen turies-old tradition. We feel privileged to take part in this time-hon ored tradition that not only holds great meaning for our men and women of the Navy and Sea Services today, but also kicks o a full season of events here at the Navy Memorial that en sures their legacy will live on forever, Totushek said. Retired Capt. C. Rich ard Duncan, CHC, oered a blessing to safeguard crews and ships from the danger of the seas, as a Sailor from the U.S. Navys Ceremonial Guard pro ceeded across the me morial Granite Sea plaza to pour water from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes into the surround ing fountains, charging them to life and ushering in the spring season. Culinary specialists from the White House Mess prepared and served Navy bean soup to guests in the Naval Heritage Center. e Washington Revels Maritime Voices gave a musical performance in the Naval Heritage Centers Burke eater. Sing ing Songs of the Sea and Shore, the musical group portrayed the old life at sea and back home, including the Sailors use of sea chanteys and the joys and hardships of the women ashore. Valdosta State oers support, resources THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Face painting and free cotton candy added to the fun. KidsFest 2012 was April 14 at Under The Pines Park and the tennis court area. The annual event, in honor of the Month of the Military Child, is sponsored by MWR. A future fire chief inspects the action going on. Lisa Allen Dance Works dancers put on a show. The Balloon Man made the rounds handing out balloon dogs. What would KidsFest be without strange experiments by the Mad Scientist? Time to step up to the plate and take a swing. Tai Kwon Do exhibitions drew the attention of participants. So much fun builds up an appetite.

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 5 e Players will continue its policy of providing free or aordable access to the tournament for men and women of the Armed Services. ere are two military ticket policies: All active duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents receive free admission to the tournament all day, every day. Free tickets are avail able online via a link to TicketMaster from The Players Web site at pgatour. com/The Players. These are print-athome tickets and military personnel and their dependents will be asked to present the paper ticket and valid military ID at the gate for free admission. The Players is proud to partner with Veterans Advantage to distribute dis counted tickets to military veterans and their families. Available to those carry ing the Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card, discounted tickets can be pur chased online through a special link, and then redeemed at the admissions gate with proof of a valid Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card. Visit pgatour.com/The Players and click on 2012 Tickets for more information. More than 10,000 military guests are expected to attend this years Players.e Patriots Outpost roughout tournament week, all ac tive duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents will have access to the Patriots Outpost, which of fers complimentary food, beverages and activities. e Patriots Outpost gives military members the chance to be treated free of charge like a high roller at one of the worlds premier sporting events. e Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, is nancially sup ported by Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. e Patriots Outpost will ocially open at 11 a.m. on Military Appreciation Day, Wednesday, May 9, with a special presentation of a TPC Boston member ship to a Wounded Warrior. As part of the PGA Tours six-year relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project, each TPC in the network extends a complimentary membership to a local Wounded Warrior to use golf and the club camaraderie as a rehabilitation tool. PGA Tour Commis sioner Tim Finchem and PGA Tour player Bubba Watson, representing the Green Beret Foundation, will present wounded warrior Michael McCombs and his wife with the TPC Boston membership. Mc Combs suered several spinal injuries in June 2003 in Fallujah, Iraq, as part of his service with the U.S. National Guard. He still deals with Post Traumatic Stress Dis order and pain on a daily basis. His dream is to go to a professional golf school and eventually teach the game of golf.Operation ShowerPGA Tour and Birdies for the Brave will partner with Operation Shower to host a group baby shower from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 6, for 40 military moms-tobe whose husbands are deployed mem bers of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. e event will feature Operation Show ers signature Showers-In-A-Box, gifts of high-quality products for the moms and babies that will be provided by sponsors and donors. Special guests will include Cheryl McKinley, wife of General Craig McKin ley, chief, National Guard Bureau; PGA Tour executives spouses; members of the PGA Tour Wives Association; and a to-be-determined celebrity guest host. Operation Shower will be held at the Patriots Outpost, a private hospitality venue for all active duty, Reserve and re tired military personnel and their depen dents during e Players. Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, the Patriots Outpost is open and oers complimentary food, beverages and activities, giving military members the chance to be treated free of charge like a high roller at one of the worlds premier sporting events. e Outpost, located on the hill be tween No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, is nancially supported by Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. Military Job Faire Players will welcome active duty, Reserve and retired military and veterans to TPC Sawgrass from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 7, to participate in a job fair that is free to participants and will feature area companies that have open hiring op portunities, as well as local educational institutions with veterans programs and career counseling and resume-review as sistance. Complimentary lunch also will be provided to attendees by Chick-l-A. Conrmed companies to date include ACOSTA Sales and Marketing, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, BAE Systems, e Brumos Com panies, Citi, City of Jacksonville, CSX, Deutsche Bank, EverBank, Incepture, Interline Brands, Lockheed Martin, PGA TOUR, Prudential, Sea Star Line, Troops for Transportation Logistics and VyS tar; conrmed educational institutions include Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida and Kaplan College Jacksonville. e Military Job Fair at e Players will take place in the Patriots Outpost, lo cated on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, and will be open to veterans who are seeking employment. All veterans will be admitted free on Monday in order to attend the job fair. Military Appreciation Day e Players is more than a golf tourna ment and a showcase of elite golf and a world-class facility. e Players week is lled with activities that highlight the good side of sports, most notably, a commitment to honor ing the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. While military personnel and their de pendents are admitted free, Military Ap preciation Day also oers an aordable and entertaining day for the entire family. Youth 18 and younger are free all week with a ticketed adult. For the general public, Wednesday Practice Round tickets are only $20 for the entire day. As part of the events annual Military Appreciation Day, country music star Luke Bryan will help the tournament honor area military with a special musical appearance. Bryan will be a part of a 5:30 p.m. cer emony during Military Appreciation Day, this year themed, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniver sary of the National Guard of the United States. e program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pageantry by military personnel, performances by the 13th Army Band, Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, a yover by F-15 Fighter Jets from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard, as well as remarks from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, member Joint Chiefs of Sta and USAF General Craig McKinley and PGA Tour player and two-time Players cham pion Davis Love III.General info Parking All parking for tournament week is on site. For practice round days Monday through Wednesday, parking on site will be free. For competition rounds ursday through Sunday, however, parking re quires a pass that must be purchased in advance. Parking can be purchased in daily for $20 per day and weekly packages of $75 for four days and are available in advance via www.gatour.com/e Players or at area Publix Supermarkets. To improve on the parking challenges faced in 2011, e Players has imple mented a new parking program and hired the services of Game Day Sports to manage e Players parking lots. Game Day Sports is a recognized industry lead er that coordinates parking for the Day tona 500, the Olympic Games and Super Bowls. e Players brought the company on board for 2012 in an eort to improve the overall fan experience by easing wait times to/from the parking lots. Kid ZoneHow about a putt-putt course, an inat able rock wall, bean bag toss, face paint ing and temporary tattoos for the kids? And while your kids are blowing o steam or cooling of in the misting tent, you can chill out at the adult concession areas while you watch the television broadcast. Located at the end of the Nicklaus Gate walkway, the Kid Zone by e Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Childrens Hospital is a shaded, interactive place to take your kids when theyre get ting a little restless on the course. On ursday, May 10, e Players Cen ter for Child Health will host a Health Fair with interactive activities and giveaways for kids to learn about healthy eating, sun protection, hydration and much more. is is not a daycare area, as parents are required to stay with their children, but it allows parents the ability to take a break and relax in the shade while the kids have some fun. ere wont be any quiet please signs in this area. e Players has freebies for military Maritime tech show draws e 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held at the Gay lord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, concluded April 18. During the three-day event Navy leadership and industry leaders spoke about topics ranging from the current and future Navy vessels to the future of Navy capabilities. More than 10,000 attendees had the opportunity to browse more than 180 booths from industry lead ers and naval commands. I think this expo is wonderful, said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class James Williams, Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick. My favorite exhibit was the Raytheon exhibit because they were showing the Arleigh Burke-class de stroyers and dierent types of sea-based technologies. Williams said he hopes to return for the 2013 Sea-AirSpace Expo. One ocer said that events such as this one help both military and civilians have a better understanding of the relationship be tween industry leaders and the military. e 2013 Sea-Air-Space Expo is scheduled to be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center April 8 through April 10. e Navy Leagues SeaAir-Space Exposition is three days of seminars and demonstrations highlight ing the latest maritimerelated technologies and solutions.

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Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the par enting class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a cer tificate. A minimum of six par ticipants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Reconnect: Marriage enrichment workshopThe Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with Chaplains Religious Enrichment Operations, is hosting Reconnect: OneDay Marriage Enrichment Workshop. Reconnect is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life in order to improve their marital relation ship. Activities are designed to increase a couples ability to understand one another better and communicate on a more intimate level. This new class is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. To register call 573-4513.Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseThe Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. For more information, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.Coffee and Conversation covers many subjectsCome to the Fleet and Family Support Centers Coffee and Conversation, set in a casual environment to discuss topics regarding the military lifestyle, education, transition, employ ment and more. Learn more or contribute your knowledge. For additional information or to reg ister, call 573-4513.FFSC offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regu lar workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guaran tee a minimum of five partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can cre ate a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to par ticipate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty person nel. Pre-marital workshop offered May 2The Fleet & Family Support Center is offering a workshop for pre-marital counseling for couples that are contemplat ing marriage. The workshop is designed to address couples interested in enriching their future through improved communication, problem-solving skills, financial planning and realistic expectations of mar riage. The class is designed to meet all clinical counseling requirements. The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. May 2. Registration is required, and childcare is not available. For more information call 573-4512.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Transition Assistance Program seminar comingTAP is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contem plating leaving the military that provides information on ben efits, job search skills, employ ment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other related transition skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The semi nars are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 to May 3 for separation, plus 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 21 to 24 for retirement. You must be registered by your Command Career Counselor. For more information call 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Operation: IdenticationA CFC Participant provided as a public service.Cancer is one of our childrens biggest enemies. Chances of survival are greatly enhanced if it is identied early. Parents, please be aware of these warning signs: Call 800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org to learn more. A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Information, Tickets and Travel has moved. Check out the new location at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Adven ture Center, which is home to Navy Outdoor Recreation and ITT. Everyone is invited to at tend an open house 2 to 5 p.m., ursday, April 26. ere will be giveaways, vendors and dis counts on all rental items. Need more in formation? Call (912) 573-2289 or (912) 573-8103. Motherload of Comedy this event is at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3. Its afree show at the Big EZ Sports Zone. Featured performers are Chris Killian (www.ckcomedy. com) and Richie Holliday (www. richieholliday.com) For adults 18 and older. Light hors doeuvres will be served. Beverages will be available for purchase. Need more information? Call (912) 573-4548. Summer Fun Youth Leagues The league starts Thursday, May 31 and runs through Thursday, August 2 at RackN-Roll Lanes. Bowling is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per week which includes shoe rental. Its a fun, nonsanctioned, 10-week league for children ages 5 to 18. There will be a party and prizes at the end of the season. So sign-up for some summer fun. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Adult Summer Bowling League Enjoy some summer time bowling at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. For sign-up information contact the lanes at (912) 573-9492. Moms Bowl for Free From 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 13all moms, young and old, can bowl for free at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. Shoes are not included. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Swim Lessons Lessons begin May 14 at the Kings Bay Pool Complex. The cost is $40 per military, retirees and their family members and civilian Department of Defense autho rized patrons and their family members. Or, the cost is $75 for five one-on-one lessons that are private. Register at the Fitness Complex Customer Service counter. Payment is due at time of registration. For more infor mation, call (912) 573-3001 or (912) 573-3990. Fit Moms Stroller Class Here is a great cardio workout for you and your baby, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $2.50 or one punch. Fitness class punch cards available for $20 and gives you 12 classes. Sign up at the front desk at the Fitness Complex. For more information, call 573-8972. KB Finnegans In April karaoke is back ursday, April 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prize Pong is every Wednesday night. Check out Fiesta Fridays and our $5 pitchers on Mon. and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Trivia returns on May 1. Free Bowling Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retirees can enjoy free bowling. Shoe rental is $2. Need more information? Call (912) 573-9492. Trident Lakes Golf Early Bird Special e early bird gets the deal at Trident Lakes Golf Course with 15 percent o rates, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Its$22 for active duty, retirees and $24 for others. is oer is not valid on weekends or holidays. You may book your tee time as early as seven days in advance by calling Trident Lakes at (912) 573-8475. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes is now open. Come in and see the new gaming room and enjoy skeeball, basketball and more. Save your tickets for big prizes. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu for all. Enjoy great appetizers, delicious lunch items and reasonable prices. e grill is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Summer Camp at the Youth Center is for chil dren kindergarten through age 12. Camp runs May 23 through August 13. Signup is now for SAC and single/ dual military. A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Cost is based on total family income. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Open Rec at the Teen Center Hours for are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for pre-teens ages 10 to 12; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for pre-teens and teens ages 10 to 18 and still in school; and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays for teens ages 13 to 18, still in school. This is free to all. For more information, call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Youth Center Open Recreation Its open now for the school semes ter, for youths kindergar ten age through 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. This is free to all youths. For more informa tion, call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Free Movies for the kids Movies are at 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. All youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. April 21 and 22 How to Train Your Dragon April 28 and 29 Shrek If 15 minutes after start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be for open viewing. For the latest information, call 912-573-4548. Officials are needed for the Youth Sports season If you are 14 years old or older and have knowledge of sports, call Youth Sports today at (912) 573-8202.Camp signup starts Just for kids ITTs open house April 26 Liberty call phy, the Alaska also won the Battle E for Subma rine Squadron Twenty. e Blue Crew also received the Strategic Operations White S, and the Medical Yellow M. I am really proud of this award. It is a testament to the hard work and dedica tion of the entire Alaska family, said Cmdr. Kevin Byrne, commanding of cer, USS Alaska (Blue). Without the seless com mitment of our sailors, their families, and the Kings Bay team, includ ing Trident Ret Facility, Trident Training Facility, Naval Submarine Support Center, Submarine Squad ron 20, and Submarine Group 10, we would not have been able to achieve this success. e original Omaha Trophy was given by the citizens of Omaha, Neb., to Strategic Air Command in 1970, to be presented as an annual award to the top Air Force missile wing. In 1992, following the activation of Strategic Command, the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, representing the citizens of Omaha, re quested the award be giv en to the top ballistic mis sile unit as well as the top aircraft unit to help reect the combined joint eort of the strategic deterrence mission. sports program, a single active-duty member with a sports background or an individual wanting to make a contribution to the community, you are welcome to join the NSB Kings Bay Youth Sports team. If you understand the basics of the sport and are interested in making a little extra cash, contact Patricia Anglehart, Youth Sports specialist, at (912) 573-8202 for information about how you can be a part of the NSB Kings Bay Youth Sports program. Alaska Sports THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 7

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay recently recognized Beth Fan ning, client services assistant, as Volun teer of the Month. NMCRS Kings Bay selects one out standing individual each month for ex ceptional volunteer service. Fanning was a natural selection for the month. Beth always goes the extra mile at NMCRS Kings Bay, said Kings Bay Director Brandi Frazier. She has an energy and motivation that are truly infectious and she had a great deal to do with our recent regional Professional Develop ment Day being a resounding success. Fanning, a retired Advanced Place ment chemistry teacher and Navy chap lains wife says she certainly understands the challenges faced by young service members and their families, which is Among other things, April is National Humor Month. Scientists say its important to laugh. My dad, toward the end of his life, lived in chronic pain, but I found a TV show that would take his mind off of it. The show was Jackass He used to laugh until tears ran down his cheeks. I really didnt get it, because it was the same stuff my brothers and I did as kids that used to drive him crazy. I guess maybe it was funny to him then because it was other peoples kids doing it. Faith Crookshank Family member Tampa, Fla. When my dogs inside and sees a squirrel on my bird feeder he starts whining and yipping and crying to get out. Lt. Matt Baker USS Tennessee Gold Kannapolis, N.C. Baby giraffes. Mandy Perrin Family member Gouverneur, N.Y. That we spend all our money on clothes when the most fun is not wearing any. MA1 Thomas Cohen Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Allendale, S.C. I watch a lot of comedy shows, sitcoms and standup. Rafael Hernandez SWFLANT Bayamon, P.R. Sarcasm. Lt. j.g. Chris Fencl USS Tennessee Gold Kansas City Snuffleupagus.Look for our roving reporter around Kings Bay and tell them what you think about our question of the week. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Spelling Bee champions Fanning cited for vol service THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 9

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the reason she is drawn to NMCRS. Fanning has volun teered in multiple capacities, from ministering young wives and family members of the deployed Marines and Sailors out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., during the rst days of the Iraq War to her service at Kings Bay, now working with the young submariners spouses. Fanning said that her volunteer role at NMCRS Kings Bay really allows her to reach out and assist those in need. I know rsthand the sacrices these families make each and every day, she said. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, non-prot charitable or ganization whose sole mission is to provide in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps nan cial and educational assis tance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members and survivors when in need. Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, NMCRS programs are funded 100 percent by charitable contributions. Except for a small cadre of employees, NMCRS is run almost entirely by volunteers. According the U.S. Bu reau of Labor Statistics, about 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2009 and September 2010 citing various reasons, from networking to re sume building. Fannings reason for volunteering is simple. It is wonderful being a part of this organization for the rewards are endless that you receive in helping others, she said. Additional information regarding NMCRS programs, services and vol unteer opportunities may be found by visiting www. nmcrs.org or facebook/ Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay. ThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled bacon Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Chicken Noodle Soup Fried Shrimp Creole Macaroni Franconia Potatoes Rice Pilaf Simmered Carrots Steamed Peas Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Cheddar Cheese Soup Beef Stroganoff Fried Catfish Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Buttered Egg Noodles Seasoned Corn Herbed BroccoliFridayBreakfast Grits Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes Grilled Bacon Sausage Links Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line New England Clam Chow der Barbecue Chicken Tempura Battered Fish French Fries Baked Macaroni and Cheese Green Bean Almandine Simmered Succotash Speed Line Grilled Cheeseburgers Grilled Hamburgers Hot Dogs French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Doubly Good Chicken Soup Roast Turkey Baked Ham Mashed Potatoes Turkey gravy Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Seasoned CornSaturdayBrunch Cream of Chicken Soup Chili Dogs Hot Dog Bar Chili without beans Chicken Nuggets French fries Steamed Broccoli Oven Fried bacon Omelets to Order Eggs to Order Dinner Minestrone Soup Pizza Chicken Wings French Fries Baked BeansSundayBrunch Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches French Fries Lyonnaise Carrots Oven Fried Bacon Grilled Sausage Dinner Chicken Rice Soup Prime Rib au Jus Fried Shrimp Twice Baked Potatoes Wild Rice Cheese Sauce Steamed Broccoli Corn on the CobMondayBreakfast Grits Soft/hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Fresh Fruit Salad Breakfast Burritos Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Asian Stir Fry Soup Beef with Broccoli Sweet and Sour Chicken Shrimp Fried Rice Boiled Pasta Stir Fried Vegetables Egg Rolls Speed Line Pizza Chicken Tenders Potato Bar Dinner Crab Bisque Fried Fish Roast Beef French Fries Orange Rice Hush Puppies Glazed Carrots Simmered PeasTuesdayBreakfast Cream of Wheat Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Texas Hash Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Texas Tortilla Soup Barbecue Ribs Grilled Chicken Breast Chicken Gravy Steamed Rice Macaroni and Cheese Simmered Green Beans Steamed Carrots Speed Line Chicken Quesadias Beef Tacos Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Beef Noodle Soup Chicken Alfredo Blackened Salmon Au Gratin Potatoes Buttered Linguine Corn OBrien Steamed BroccoliWednesdayBreakfast Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Pancakes Grilled Bacon Grilled Steak Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line White Bean Chicken Chili Baked Italian Fish Chicken Parmesan Marinara Sauce Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Boiled Pasta Mixed Vegetables Club Spinach Speed Line Hot Dogs Grilled Cheeseburgers Grilled Hamburgers French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Chicken Noodle Soup Meatloaf Turkey Pot Pie Rice Pilaf Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy California Medley Steamed PeasThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Sausage Patties Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Black Bean Soup Fried Pork Chops Lemon Pepper Fish Noodles Jefferson Mashed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style Kidney Beans Steamed Wax Beans Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sand wich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Minestrone Soup Meat Lasagna Grilled Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Tossed Green Rice Mixed Vegetables Galley hoursMonday through Friday Breakfast 6 to 7:30 a.m. Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays No Breakfast Served! Brunch 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All breakfasts and brunch es include cereal, instant oatmeal or grits, juice bar, pastry bar, yogurt. All meals served for lunch and dinner also feature the Healthy Choice Salad Bar and various dessert items. Menu items are subject to change. Pirates Cove Galley menus NMCRS a CFC participant Provided as a public service marchforbabies.org 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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e Department of Defense declared April as the month to raise awareness of sexual assault crimes across the world. Military leadership, almost in unison from across all services, has stated the severity of sex ual assault and the zero tolerance they have for the crimes. is is my problem and this is your problem, said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval opera tions. Sexual assault is unacceptable and its roots need to stop at all levels; I cant tolerate it and you shouldnt either. e DoDs theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Hurts one. Af fects all. Preventing sexual assault is everyones duty. It presents an opportu nity for commands around the world to dedicate fo cused attention and train ing on the importance of eliminating the crimes. Raising awareness about sexual assault as sists in preventing the occurrence of sexual vio lence. It also stimulates discussion about sexual assault, thus ensuring that it is continually addressed and discussed within our commands. Additionally SAAM showcases the services and resources available for victims of sexual as sault to include medical care, counseling, criminal investigation support and victim advocacy. rough the use of special events and public education we are able to reach a wide audience on each level of the military community, said Alicia Witherspoon, Naval Dis trict Washington Sexual Assault Response coordinator. At Joint Base Anacos tia-Bollings Community Center Complex, a team of SARCs and victim advocates tied teal ribbons and bows to trees, sending out the subtle reminder of reminding those who see them that April is SAAM and to take a stand to pre vent the crimes of sexual assault in the future. One in six trees carried a bow symbolizing the one in six persons who have been a victim of sexual as sault crimes in their lifetime. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact char acterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful to include un wanted and inappropriate sexual contact or attempts to commit these acts. A scal year 2010 fact showed that 46 percent of sexual assaults were alco hol-related. Due to it being a fre quent facilitator of sexual assaults, it is important to mention that an intoxicat ed individual cannot con sent to sexual activity because consent cannot be granted when a person is sleeping or incapacitated. Sexual Assault Awareness is everyones responsibility, Witherspoon said. Bystander intervention is being integrated into training for sailors and it is essential to changing the culture within the Navy [and DOD] about sexual assault. It is a multifac eted, aggressive and per sistent approach designed to educate individuals on their responsibilities to intervene in situations of possible assault to prevent others from making poor decisions that could lead to a sexual assault. SARCs throughout NDW and Air Force Dis trict of Washington are ensuring their visibility throughout the National Capitol Region during the month of April. Events on installations and in downtown Wash ington are planned to raise awareness of sexual assault to all Airmen, Sail ors, Soldiers, Marines and DoD employees. For more information call (202) 685-1182. Sexual assault preventable THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 11

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USO has Afghanistan show Nearly 400 excited troops, mainly U.S. Marines, packed a hangar to meet the USOs latest vol unteer group of talented singers, performers and entertainment personalities at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 19. Its really good for us to see you here today, said Navy Adm. James A. Win nefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, the tours military host. anks for coming out and giving us the privilege to be with you this afternoon. Winnefeld described the troupe as some wonderful men and women who are wearing the cloth of their nation and putting their lives on the line to protect our way of life. And [you] bring a new era of freedom to this country, Afghanistan, and we thank you for your ser vice, he told the service members in the audience. e admiral was joined by comedian and actor Anthony Anderson; retired Major League Base ball pitcher Randy e Big Unit Johnson; actor Jason Wee-Man Acuna; actor and pitchman Den nis Haysbert; Dallas Cow boys cheerleaders Allyson Traylor, Brittany Evans and Kelsi Reich; and for mer American Idol con testants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. Winnefeld told the audi ence that he and other se nior leaders in the nations capital are paying atten tion to what is happen ing in Afghanistan, and he congratulated them on their accomplishments. Know that we pay close attention to what youre up to, he said. [We see] all those successes youve had in Marjah, Helmand, Kajaki and all of the vari ous provinces around here. We know that you guys are kicking [butt] out there and everybody that comes back from this theater tells us what a remarkable change thats happened in this part of Afghanistan because of the great work that youve been doing. Winnefeld noted that the USO has been a part of serving troops either de ployed or stationed over seas for decades. Its been a tremendous tradition for our country, he said, and I have been very privileged to travel this week with a remark able group of stars and performers who do not need to come out here and do this. e admiral praised the volunteer celebrities for taking time out to visit U.S. troops. Because they love and respect the military, they have chosen to set aside a week of their lives to come and spend some time out here, he said. Before kicking o the USO show for the enthu siastic crowd, the vice chairman expressed the nations gratitude and reminded troops they are in the countrys thoughts and prayers. We are praying for you, he said. We thank you for the service and sacrice that youve [made]. We thank you for the progress youre making on the bat tleeld. We pray for those of you who have lost [com rades] and their families. Were going to take care of them. We pray for those of you who have been wound ed and your comrades who have been wounded and we are taking care of them, Winnefeld con tinued. We pray for your success on the battleeld, and we pray for your safe return home. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012



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THEkings bay, georgia Up Periscope OK, so just whats so funny? Page 9 Kids Fest Wizard of Oz cast helps brighten childrens day Page 4 The Players Jacksonville golf tourney offers deals for military Page 5 Youth Sports soccer, tee-ball underway at Kings Bay112th Submarine Birthday Ball While most military families are preparing for the school year to wind down, Youth Sports at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is just gearing up for its spring season, which includes soccer and teeball. With ocials, coaches, parents and players in place, Youth Sports kicked o its spring season Saturday, April 7, on the soccer elds behind the Trident Training Facility and on the ball eld across from the Youth Center. Supported by more than 150 Youth Sports volunteers, the spring season provides children ages 4 to 15 an opportunity to learn the basics of soccer and tee-ball. Children of active duty members, reservists, retired military, Department of Defense employees and base contractors are all eligible to participate in Youth Sports activities. In addition to enjoying the game, participants learn important lessons about sportsmanship, such as teamwork, fair play and giving your best eort. As in previous years, nearly 500 players have enrolled in the Youth Sports spring season. is year was no exception. e rst Saturday of the soccer and tee-ball season there were nearly 1,000 spectators and family members on hand to support and cheer for this years teams. A vibrant and thriving program, Youth Sports is always in need of volunteers to coach teams or ociate games. Whether you are a parent with a child enrolled in the Athletes up to age 18 may participate in sports training camps in volleyball, soccer and basketball. e details of age requirements and cost may vary by sport. Contact Patricia Anglehart at patricia.anglehart@ navy.mil for more information. Sports summer camps SSBN 732 captures high honor for second time during last six yearsUSS Alaska (SSBN 732) was selected as one of four recipients of the 2011 Omaha Trophy April 19. e Omaha Trophy is awarded to units who demonstrate the highest standards of performance. Selec tion for the award is based on formal evaluations, meritorious achievement, safety and other factors, such as community involvement and humanitarian actions. e award is given to strategic assets in global operations, submarine ballistic missile, intercontinental ballistic missile and strategic aircraft operations. is is the second time in six years Alaska has received the award and the second year in a row an Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine from Kings Bay was named the best strategic asset in the submarine category. Alaska consis tently proves to be a top strategic perform er, said Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, commander, Subma rine Group Ten. Alaska is the most eective strategic missile submarine team in the Atlantic and has demonstrated unmatched abilities in mission readiness as one of the nations strategic assets. In addition to winning the Omaha Tro It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Alaska family. Cmdr. Kevin Byrne CO, USS Alaska Blue USS Alaska earns 2011 Omaha TrophyCheck us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Attack subs namedFive boats being built at Newport News, Groton shipyardsSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced April 13 that the next ve Virginia-class attack submarines will be named the USS Illinois, the USS Washington, the USS Colorado, the USS Indiana, and the USS South Dakota. Mabus named the Virginia-class submarines to honor the great contributions and support these states have given the military through the years. Each of these ve states serves as home to military bases that support our national defense and provides men and women

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THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Tri-Base hoop tourney here May 5Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will host the annual Tri-Base Basketball Tournament this year. e tournament, between Kings Bay, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, begins at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 5 at the Fitness Complex main gym. Games continue until the champion is crowned. e event is free for all spectators, so come out and show your support as our Kings Bay teams squareo against the teams from Mayport and Jax.Navy-Marine Relief drive ongoingKings Bays Active Duty Fund Drive in support of Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is ongoing throughout April. In 2011, NMCRS Kings Bay provided nearly $400,000 to almost 1,000 Sailors, Marines, retirees and eligible family members of the Kings Bay community. If you have questions regarding the 2012 drive ,contact the Kings Bay ADFD coordinator or NMCRS Kings Bay at 573-3928.ShipShape weight loss begins May 10If you are ready to adopt a weight-loss plan that you can comfortably follow and maintain for a lifetime, congratulations. ShipShape is your answer. ShipShape is an eight-week nutrition and weight management course starting 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May 10. Take the next step and make a plan that will work for you. Call Registered Dietician Mary Beth Pennington at 573-4731 or 573-8626 for more information on the program or to signup.Next Budget for Baby class May 3NMCRS will host its next Budget for Baby workshop at 9:30 a.m., ursday, May 3. B4B is a monthly class in which new and expectant parents prepare nancially for a new addition to the family. Each class participant receives a free layette, complete with Gerber gear and a handmade blanket. For more information or to register, call NMCRS Kings Bay at 573-3928.USS Maryland marks 20 in JuneJoin past and present crew members to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the USS Marylands (SSBN 738) commissioning, June 13 to 17, with the following schedule of events: Wednesday, June 13 5 p.m. casual meet and greet at the NEW Wee Pub, in the Kings Bay Shopping plaza to the Left of Goodys. ursday, June 14 6 p.m. poolside cookout at Cumberland Inn & Suites. Friday, June 15 6 p.m. dinner at Borrell Creek restaurant. Slide show and guest speaker. Saturday, June 16 10 a.m. submarine tour, subject to change. For more information, contact Ed Caudill at Chaser1@tds.net, (912) 882-4912 or (912) 2695034.Scholarship is for wounded vetse Society of Sponsors of the United States Navy is oering a Centennial Scholarship to honor Navy and Marine Corps Combat Wounded veterans who served during Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom. e program is administered by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief society and is in the form of a grant of $3,000 per academic year. Assistance must be available for a maximum two academic years of study. e recipient must apply each year. Applicants must: Be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited U.S. Department of Education school Purse a teacher license Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA Be a combat wounded veteran of OND, OEF or OIF Visit the NMCRS Web site at www.nmcrs.org/ education for applications. For more informa tion, contact the education program manager at (702) 696-4960 or education@nmcrs.org.Community market on SaturdaysVisit the St. Marys community market at the waterfront pavilion in downtown St. Marys From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Stop by and see the vendors for all their specials.Suggestions for The Periscope?Do you see an event on base you think deserves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselho at 573-4719 or e-mail periscopekb@comcast.net. Military wives can get scholarships Operation Homefront and the Womens Self Worth Foundation will oer theSaban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical eld and meet eligibility requirements. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs, along with15 scholarships of $8,500 and ve scholarships of $10,000to be awarded. e scholarships willpayfor tuition for vocational training in the following medical elds: dental assistant, medical assistant, medical billing and coding specialist, medical insurance technician, patient care assistant/ technician, nurse assistant training program or medical transcription. Overall, 22 scholarships will be awarded totaling $237,500. To be eligible, applicants must be a legal wife of a military member currently serving on active duty, whether they are active duty, Reserve or National Guard. Applicants must be accepted for registration by a vocational school in one of the elds mentioned above, and be an active volunteer in their community. If awarded a scholarship, awardee must complete 12 hours of volunteer work per year while using the funds. e funds awarded must be put to use within 12 months of thescholarship award date and must be used in their entirety within 48 months. A letter of recommendation from a nonprot organization or other group the applicant has volunteered with will be required for application. In addition to meeting the eligibility standards, the application process will involve the submission of a 300 word essay answering the question: How, besides being a military wife, do you feel you have contributed to making your community a better place? Applications are accepted from April 1 to June 1 and are available at www.operationhomefront.net/ scholarship. Operation Homefront is the manager of the scholarship. All questions and concerns should be directed to Operation Homefront Program Manager by e-mail at scholarship@operationhomefront. net or by mail at: Operation Homefront-Scholarship Program, 8930 Fourwinds Drive, Suite 340 San Antonio, Texas 78239. Operation Homefront Now hear this! who volunteer to serve their country, Mabus said. I look forward to these submarines joining the eet and representing these great states around the world. None of the ve states has had a ship named for it for more than 49 years. e most recent to serve was the battleship the USS Indiana, which was decommissioned in October 1963. e selection of Illinois, designated SSN 786, is the second ship to bear the state name and is home to the Navys one and only Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes where every enlisted sailor begins his or her service. e selection of Washington, designated SSN 787, is the third ship to bear the state name and the states Puget Sound area, where the Navys third-largest eet concentration is located. e selection of Colorado, designated SSN 788, is the third ship to bear the state name. e second ship was a battleship that stood as the lead ship of her class and took part in the Tarawa invasion. e selection of Indiana, designat ed SSN 789, is the third ship to bear the state name and is the home to the Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, in Crane, Ind., the Navys premier engineering, acquisition and sustainment organization which supports our maritime warriors. e selection of South Dakota, designated SSN 790, is the third ship to bear the state name. e second ship was a battleship that also stood as the lead ship of her class and fought extensively in the Pacic theater during World War II. Prior ships carrying the names of these ve states stood as defenders of freedom on the water. Now these states will represent the latest and greatest technology ever assembled to submerge below the surface and project power forward, Mabus said. ese next-generation attack submarines will provide the Navy with the capabilities required to maintain the nations undersea supremacy well into the 21st century. ey will have enhanced stealth, sophisticated surveillance capabilities, and special warfare enhancements that will enable them to meet the Navys multi-mission requirements. ese submarines will have the capability to attack targets ashore with highly accurate Tomahawk cruise missiles and conduct covert long-term surveillance of land areas, littoral waters or other seabased forces. Other missions include anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare; mine delivery and mineeld mapping. ey are also designed for special forces delivery and support. Each Virginia-class submarine is 7,800-tons and 377 feet in length, has a beam of 34 feet, and can operate at more than 25 knots submerged. It is designed with a reactor plant that will not require refueling during the planned life of the ship, reducing lifecycle costs while increasing underway time. e submarines will be built in partnership with General Dynamics/Electric Boat Corp. SSN 786, 788 and 790 will be built by Electric Boat in Groton, Conn. SSN 787 and 789 will be built by Huntington Ingalls Industries-Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.Named Representatives from Naval Air Station Jacksonville participated in the City of Jacksonville Mayors Victim Assistance Advisory Council Kicko Press Conference for National Victims Rights Week April 23. e event, held at Jacksonvilles City Hall, began as Ann Dugger, executive director of the Justice Coalition, welcomed guests. We are here to kick o the 28th commemoration of National Crime Victims Rights Week. is years theme is Extending the Vision of Each and Every Victim We are continuing our eorts to shed light on crime victims. No one asks to be victimized by violence but when a crime occurs, victims need to be aware that they have rights, Dugger said. e history of the victims rights movement is a story of victims, victims advocates and countless other individuals who work together to bring hope to those victims, their families and communities harmed by crime. Today we are rededicating ourselves to making victims rights, protection and services a reality. Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown also addressed the importance of supporting victims of crimes. ere are a number of people to thank and acknowledge today from the law enforcement personnel in our community on the front line to elected ocials who work policy to protect us, Brown said. But this is also about the victims who we should be focused on. Were not here to honor you or put you on a pedestal, were here to support you because you are people, fellow human beings negotiating a nightmare. Even when an arrest was made and the headlines say guilty, we know your journey will continue. We know that crime hurts and threatens but together we remain strong. NAS Jax Commanding Ocer Capt. Bob Sanders was also in attendance to stress how the Navy supports crime victims and educates military personnel on sexual assault prevention. roughout the month of April, the Navy is making an all-out eort towards promoting sexual assault awareness. e number of sexual assaults in the Navy is unacceptable. As part of this campaign, we are also addressing victims rights, Sanders said. e Navy Victim and Witness Assistance Program is designed to ensure victims and witnesses of crime are treated with fairness and dignity and aorded their rights throughout the criminal justice process. At NAS Jax, victims always have support from their chain of command, legal system and Fleet and Family Support Center. Our counselors are fully trained to assist victims and witnesses and ensure they receive comprehensive care and counseling and are treated with dignity and the utmost respect, continued Sanders. e Navy has a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault and sexual harassment. City of Jacksonvilles Victims Rights Week Chairperson and NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support Center Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate Latresa Henderson echoed Sanders remarks. At the NAS Jax FFSC, we have sexual assault response coordinators who are responsible for training advocates in every command on the installation, Henderson said. ey provide support to victims of sexual assault. We also have numerous partnerships with Naval Hospital Jacksonville and outside agencies. We are here to help victims with any services they might need. Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the Navy and Marine Corps. e Department of the Navy is working to aggressively to prevent sexual assaults, to support sexual assault victims, and to hold oenders accountable. Help raise awareness by joining the conversation on social media using #SAAM.NAS teams with city to aid victims NAS Jacksonville 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Join the group at 3:30 p.m., May 8, in the Kings Bay Library, when Valdosta State University, Kings Bay will be starting a new support and resource group for local veterans who are attending VSU, as well as VSU alumni students. Now that more veterans are attending colleges and sitting in classrooms, VSU ocials have found that more support should be pro vided for them. e schools mission is to assist in provid ing a venue for mentorship and peer -to-peer network ing for veterans and active duty students. e purpose is to provide guided support for educational needs as well as camaraderie. VSU is willing to arrange briengs related to various topics such as study skills, reading and writing comprehension, test anxiety, nights designated with assistance for ling VA nancial aid, coordination of study nights and occasional guest speakers. VSU encourages its active duty, veterans and alumni to join this group for support, mentorship and socialization, and a bit of exuberance that will help lessen the stress of being in the classroom environment. For more information call VSU Kings Bay (912) 882-6573. Fleet receives blessing e United States Navy Memorial hosted the 21st Annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at the memorial in Washington, D.C., April 14. e ceremony followed the Washington, D.C., annual Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, and featured the United States Navy Band and Ceremonial Guard, along with a Parade of Attachs and presentation of colors advanced across the memorials outdoor plaza as the event commenced. President and CEO of the U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation, retired Vice Adm. John Totushek, welcomed guests to the centuries-old tradition. We feel privileged to take part in this time-hon ored tradition that not only holds great meaning for our men and women of the Navy and Sea Services today, but also kicks o a full season of events here at the Navy Memorial that en sures their legacy will live on forever, Totushek said. Retired Capt. C. Richard Duncan, CHC, oered a blessing to safeguard crews and ships from the danger of the seas, as a Sailor from the U.S. Navys Ceremonial Guard proceeded across the memorial Granite Sea plaza to pour water from the Seven Seas and the Great Lakes into the surrounding fountains, charging them to life and ushering in the spring season. Culinary specialists from the White House Mess prepared and served Navy bean soup to guests in the Naval Heritage Center. e Washington Revels Maritime Voices gave a musical performance in the Naval Heritage Centers Burke eater. Singing Songs of the Sea and Shore, the musical group portrayed the old life at sea and back home, including the Sailors use of sea chanteys and the joys and hardships of the women ashore. Valdosta State oers support, resources THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 Face painting and free cotton candy added to the fun. KidsFest 2012 was April 14 at Under The Pines Park and the tennis court area. The annual event, in honor of the Month of the Military Child, is sponsored by MWR. A future fire chief inspects the action going on. Lisa Allen Dance Works dancers put on a show. The Balloon Man made the rounds handing out balloon dogs. What would KidsFest be without strange experiments by the Mad Scientist? Time to step up to the plate and take a swing. Tai Kwon Do exhibitions drew the attention of participants. So much fun builds up an appetite.

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 5 e Players will continue its policy of providing free or aordable access to the tournament for men and women of the Armed Services. ere are two military ticket policies: All active duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents receive free admission to the tournament all day, every day. Free tickets are available online via a link to TicketMaster from The Players Web site at pgatour. com/The Players. These are print-athome tickets and military personnel and their dependents will be asked to present the paper ticket and valid military ID at the gate for free admission. The Players is proud to partner with Veterans Advantage to distribute discounted tickets to military veterans and their families. Available to those carrying the Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card, discounted tickets can be pur chased online through a special link, and then redeemed at the admissions gate with proof of a valid Veterans Advantage VetRewards Card. Visit pgatour.com/The Players and click on 2012 Tickets for more information. More than 10,000 military guests are expected to attend this years Players.e Patriots Outpost roughout tournament week, all active duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents will have access to the Patriots Outpost, which offers complimentary food, beverages and activities. e Patriots Outpost gives military members the chance to be treated free of charge like a high roller at one of the worlds premier sporting events. e Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, is nancially supported by Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. e Patriots Outpost will ocially open at 11 a.m. on Military Appreciation Day, Wednesday, May 9, with a special presentation of a TPC Boston member ship to a Wounded Warrior. As part of the PGA Tours six-year relationship with the Wounded Warrior Project, each TPC in the network extends a complimentary membership to a local Wounded Warrior to use golf and the club camaraderie as a rehabilitation tool. PGA Tour Commis sioner Tim Finchem and PGA Tour player Bubba Watson, representing the Green Beret Foundation, will present wounded warrior Michael McCombs and his wife with the TPC Boston membership. Mc Combs suered several spinal injuries in June 2003 in Fallujah, Iraq, as part of his service with the U.S. National Guard. He still deals with Post Traumatic Stress Dis order and pain on a daily basis. His dream is to go to a professional golf school and eventually teach the game of golf.Operation ShowerPGA Tour and Birdies for the Brave will partner with Operation Shower to host a group baby shower from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 6, for 40 military moms-tobe whose husbands are deployed members of the U.S. Navy and Army National Guard. e event will feature Operation Showers signature Showers-In-A-Box, gifts of high-quality products for the moms and babies that will be provided by sponsors and donors. Special guests will include Cheryl McKinley, wife of General Craig McKinley, chief, National Guard Bureau; PGA Tour executives spouses; members of the PGA Tour Wives Association; and a to-be-determined celebrity guest host. Operation Shower will be held at the Patriots Outpost, a private hospitality venue for all active duty, Reserve and retired military personnel and their dependents during e Players. Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week, the Patriots Outpost is open and oers complimentary food, beverages and activities, giving military members the chance to be treated free of charge like a high roller at one of the worlds premier sporting events. e Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, is nancially supported by Jacksonville-area companies and individuals. Military Job Faire Players will welcome active duty, Reserve and retired military and veterans to TPC Sawgrass from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, May 7, to participate in a job fair that is free to participants and will feature area companies that have open hiring opportunities, as well as local educational institutions with veterans programs and career counseling and resume-review assistance. Complimentary lunch also will be provided to attendees by Chick-l-A. Conrmed companies to date include ACOSTA Sales and Marketing, Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, BAE Systems, e Brumos Companies, Citi, City of Jacksonville, CSX, Deutsche Bank, EverBank, Incepture, Interline Brands, Lockheed Martin, PGA TOUR, Prudential, Sea Star Line, Troops for Transportation Logistics and VyStar; conrmed educational institutions include Jacksonville University, Florida State College at Jacksonville, University of North Florida and Kaplan College Jacksonville. e Military Job Fair at e Players will take place in the Patriots Outpost, located on the hill between No. 16 and No. 18 fairways, and will be open to veterans who are seeking employment. All veterans will be admitted free on Monday in order to attend the job fair. Military Appreciation Day e Players is more than a golf tournament and a showcase of elite golf and a world-class facility. e Players week is lled with activities that highlight the good side of sports, most notably, a commitment to honoring the men and women who serve in the U.S. Military. While military personnel and their dependents are admitted free, Military Appreciation Day also oers an aordable and entertaining day for the entire family. Youth 18 and younger are free all week with a ticketed adult. For the general public, Wednesday Practice Round tickets are only $20 for the entire day. As part of the events annual Military Appreciation Day, country music star Luke Bryan will help the tournament honor area military with a special musical appearance. Bryan will be a part of a 5:30 p.m. ceremony during Military Appreciation Day, this year themed, A Tribute to Americas Volunteers in honor of the 375th anniversary of the National Guard of the United States. e program on the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse Lawn will include pageantry by military personnel, performances by the 13th Army Band, Jacksonville Childrens Chorus, a yover by F-15 Fighter Jets from the 125th Fighter Wing of the Florida Air National Guard, as well as remarks from PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem, Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, member Joint Chiefs of Sta and USAF General Craig McKinley and PGA Tour player and two-time Players champion Davis Love III.General info Parking All parking for tournament week is on site. For practice round days Monday through Wednesday, parking on site will be free. For competition rounds ursday through Sunday, however, parking requires a pass that must be purchased in advance. Parking can be purchased in daily for $20 per day and weekly packages of $75 for four days and are available in advance via www.gatour.com/e Players or at area Publix Supermarkets. To improve on the parking challenges faced in 2011, e Players has implemented a new parking program and hired the services of Game Day Sports to manage e Players parking lots. Game Day Sports is a recognized industry leader that coordinates parking for the Daytona 500, the Olympic Games and Super Bowls. e Players brought the company on board for 2012 in an eort to improve the overall fan experience by easing wait times to/from the parking lots. Kid ZoneHow about a putt-putt course, an inatable rock wall, bean bag toss, face painting and temporary tattoos for the kids? And while your kids are blowing o steam or cooling of in the misting tent, you can chill out at the adult concession areas while you watch the television broadcast. Located at the end of the Nicklaus Gate walkway, the Kid Zone by e Players Center for Child Health at Wolfson Childrens Hospital is a shaded, interactive place to take your kids when theyre getting a little restless on the course. On ursday, May 10, e Players Center for Child Health will host a Health Fair with interactive activities and giveaways for kids to learn about healthy eating, sun protection, hydration and much more. is is not a daycare area, as parents are required to stay with their children, but it allows parents the ability to take a break and relax in the shade while the kids have some fun. ere wont be any quiet please signs in this area. e Players has freebies for military Maritime tech show draws e 2012 Sea-Air-Space Exposition, held at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, concluded April 18. During the three-day event Navy leadership and industry leaders spoke about topics ranging from the current and future Navy vessels to the future of Navy capabilities. More than 10,000 attendees had the opportunity to browse more than 180 booths from industry leaders and naval commands. I think this expo is wonderful, said Hospital Corpsman 1st Class James Williams, Naval Medical Logistics Command, Fort Detrick. My favorite exhibit was the Raytheon exhibit because they were showing the Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and dierent types of sea-based technologies. Williams said he hopes to return for the 2013 Sea-AirSpace Expo. One ocer said that events such as this one help both military and civilians have a better understanding of the relationship between industry leaders and the military. e 2013 Sea-Air-Space Expo is scheduled to be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center April 8 through April 10. e Navy Leagues SeaAir-Space Exposition is three days of seminars and demonstrations highlighting the latest maritimerelated technologies and solutions.

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Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, April 30. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Reconnect: Marriage enrichment workshopThe Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with Chaplains Religious Enrichment Operations, is hosting Reconnect: OneDay Marriage Enrichment Workshop. Reconnect is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life in order to improve their marital relationship. Activities are designed to increase a couples ability to understand one another better and communicate on a more intimate level. This new class is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 27. To register call 573-4513.Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseThe Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. For more information, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.Coffee and Conversation covers many subjectsCome to the Fleet and Family Support Centers Coffee and Conversation, set in a casual environment to discuss topics regarding the military lifestyle, education, transition, employment and more. Learn more or contribute your knowledge. For additional information or to reg ister, call 573-4513.FFSC offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Pre-marital workshop offered May 2The Fleet & Family Support Center is offering a workshop for pre-marital counseling for couples that are contemplat ing marriage. The workshop is designed to address couples interested in enriching their future through improved communication, problem-solving skills, financial planning and realistic expectations of mar riage. The class is designed to meet all clinical counseling requirements. The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. May 2. Registration is required, and childcare is not available. For more information call 573-4512.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Transition Assistance Program seminar comingTAP is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military that provides information on ben efits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other related transition skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The seminars are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 30 to May 3 for separation, plus 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 21 to 24 for retirement. You must be registered by your Command Career Counselor. For more information call 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Operation: IdenticationA CFC Participant provided as a public service.Cancer is one of our childrens biggest enemies. Chances of survival are greatly enhanced if it is identied early. Parents, please be aware of these warning signs: Call 800-822-6344 or visit www.stjude.org to learn more. 80 800533 A CFC participant. Provided as a public service. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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Information, Tickets and Travel has moved. Check out the new location at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Adventure Center, which is home to Navy Outdoor Recreation and ITT. Everyone is invited to attend an open house 2 to 5 p.m., ursday, April 26. ere will be giveaways, vendors and discounts on all rental items. Need more information? Call (912) 573-2289 or (912) 573-8103. Motherload of Comedy this event is at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 3. Its afree show at the Big EZ Sports Zone. Featured performers are Chris Killian (www.ckcomedy. com) and Richie Holliday (www. richieholliday.com) For adults 18 and older. Light hors doeuvres will be served. Beverages will be available for purchase. Need more information? Call (912) 573-4548. Summer Fun Youth Leagues The league starts Thursday, May 31 and runs through Thursday, August 2 at RackN-Roll Lanes. Bowling is from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. or from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cost is $5 per week which includes shoe rental. Its a fun, nonsanctioned, 10-week league for children ages 5 to 18. There will be a party and prizes at the end of the season. So sign-up for some summer fun. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Adult Summer Bowling League Enjoy some summer time bowling at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. For sign-up information contact the lanes at (912) 573-9492. Moms Bowl for Free From 1 to 7 p.m., Sunday, May 13all moms, young and old, can bowl for free at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. Shoes are not included. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Swim Lessons Lessons begin May 14 at the Kings Bay Pool Complex. The cost is $40 per military, retirees and their family members and civilian Department of Defense authorized patrons and their family members. Or, the cost is $75 for five one-on-one lessons that are private. Register at the Fitness Complex Customer Service counter. Payment is due at time of registration. For more information, call (912) 573-3001 or (912) 573-3990. Fit Moms Stroller Class Here is a great cardio workout for you and your baby, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Thursdays. Cost is $2.50 or one punch. Fitness class punch cards available for $20 and gives you 12 classes. Sign up at the front desk at the Fitness Complex. For more information, call 573-8972. KB Finnegans In April karaoke is back ursday, April 19 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prize Pong is every Wednesday night. Check out Fiesta Fridays and our $5 pitchers on Mon. and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Trivia returns on May 1. Free Bowling Wednesday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retirees can enjoy free bowling. Shoe rental is $2. Need more information? Call (912) 573-9492. Trident Lakes Golf Early Bird Special e early bird gets the deal at Trident Lakes Golf Course with 15 percent o rates, 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday. Its$22 for active duty, retirees and $24 for others. is oer is not valid on weekends or holidays. You may book your tee time as early as seven days in advance by calling Trident Lakes at (912) 573-8475. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes is now open. Come in and see the new gaming room and enjoy skeeball, basketball and more. Save your tickets for big prizes. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu for all. Enjoy great appetizers, delicious lunch items and reasonable prices. e grill is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Summer Camp at the Youth Center is for children kindergarten through age 12. Camp runs May 23 through August 13. Signup is now for SAC and single/ dual military. A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Cost is based on total family income. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Open Rec at the Teen Center Hours for are 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for pre-teens ages 10 to 12; 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays for pre-teens and teens ages 10 to 18 and still in school; and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays for teens ages 13 to 18, still in school. This is free to all. For more information, call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Youth Center Open Recreation Its open now for the school semester, for youths kindergar ten age through 12, 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. This is free to all youths. For more information, call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Free Movies for the kids Movies are at 1 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays. All youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. April 21 and 22 How to Train Your Dragon April 28 and 29 Shrek If 15 minutes after start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be for open viewing. For the latest information, call 912-573-4548. Officials are needed for the Youth Sports season If you are 14 years old or older and have knowledge of sports, call Youth Sports today at (912) 573-8202.Camp signup starts Just for kids ITTs open house April 26 Liberty call phy, the Alaska also won the Battle E for Subma rine Squadron Twenty. e Blue Crew also received the Strategic Operations White S, and the Medical Yellow M. I am really proud of this award. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Alaska family, said Cmdr. Kevin Byrne, commanding ofcer, USS Alaska (Blue). Without the seless commitment of our sailors, their families, and the Kings Bay team, including Trident Ret Facility, Trident Training Facility, Naval Submarine Support Center, Submarine Squadron 20, and Submarine Group 10, we would not have been able to achieve this success. e original Omaha Trophy was given by the citizens of Omaha, Neb., to Strategic Air Command in 1970, to be presented as an annual award to the top Air Force missile wing. In 1992, following the activation of Strategic Command, the Strategic Command Consultation Committee, representing the citizens of Omaha, requested the award be given to the top ballistic missile unit as well as the top aircraft unit to help reect the combined joint eort of the strategic deterrence mission. sports program, a single active-duty member with a sports background or an individual wanting to make a contribution to the community, you are welcome to join the NSB Kings Bay Youth Sports team. If you understand the basics of the sport and are interested in making a little extra cash, contact Patricia Anglehart, Youth Sports specialist, at (912) 573-8202 for information about how you can be a part of the NSB Kings Bay Youth Sports program. Alaska Sports THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 7

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay recently recognized Beth Fanning, client services assistant, as Volunteer of the Month. NMCRS Kings Bay selects one outstanding individual each month for exceptional volunteer service. Fanning was a natural selection for the month. Beth always goes the extra mile at NMCRS Kings Bay, said Kings Bay Director Brandi Frazier. She has an energy and motivation that are truly infectious and she had a great deal to do with our recent regional Professional Development Day being a resounding success. Fanning, a retired Advanced Placement chemistry teacher and Navy chaplains wife says she certainly understands the challenges faced by young service members and their families, which is Among other things, April is National Humor Month. Scientists say its important to laugh. My dad, toward the end of his life, lived in chronic pain, but I found a TV show that would take his mind off of it. The show was Jackass He used to laugh until tears ran down his cheeks. I really didnt get it, because it was the same stuff my brothers and I did as kids that used to drive him crazy. I guess maybe it was funny to him then because it was other peoples kids doing it. Faith Crookshank Family member Tampa, Fla. When my dogs inside and sees a squirrel on my bird feeder he starts whining and yipping and crying to get out. Lt. Matt Baker USS Tennessee Gold Kannapolis, N.C. Baby giraffes. Mandy Perrin Family member Gouverneur, N.Y. That we spend all our money on clothes when the most fun is not wearing any. MA1 Thomas Cohen Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Allendale, S.C. I watch a lot of comedy shows, sitcoms and standup. Rafael Hernandez SWFLANT Bayamon, P.R. Sarcasm. Lt. j.g. Chris Fencl USS Tennessee Gold Kansas City Snuffleupagus.Look for our roving reporter around Kings Bay and tell them what you think about our question of the week. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Spelling Bee champions Fanning cited for vol service THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 9

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the reason she is drawn to NMCRS. Fanning has volunteered in multiple capacities, from ministering young wives and family members of the deployed Marines and Sailors out of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., during the rst days of the Iraq War to her service at Kings Bay, now working with the young submariners spouses. Fanning said that her volunteer role at NMCRS Kings Bay really allows her to reach out and assist those in need. I know rsthand the sacrices these families make each and every day, she said. Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society is a private, non-prot charitable organization whose sole mission is to provide in partnership with the Navy and Marine Corps nancial and educational assistance to Sailors, Marines, eligible family members and survivors when in need. Although sponsored by the Department of the Navy, NMCRS programs are funded 100 percent by charitable contributions. Except for a small cadre of employees, NMCRS is run almost entirely by volunteers. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 62.8 million people volunteered through or for an organization at least once between September 2009 and September 2010 citing various reasons, from networking to resume building. Fannings reason for volunteering is simple. It is wonderful being a part of this organization for the rewards are endless that you receive in helping others, she said. Additional information regarding NMCRS programs, services and volunteer opportunities may be found by visiting www. nmcrs.org or facebook/ Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay. ThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled bacon Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Chicken Noodle Soup Fried Shrimp Creole Macaroni Franconia Potatoes Rice Pilaf Simmered Carrots Steamed Peas Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Cheddar Cheese Soup Beef Stroganoff Fried Catfish Mashed Potatoes and Gravy Buttered Egg Noodles Seasoned Corn Herbed BroccoliFridayBreakfast Grits Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes Grilled Bacon Sausage Links Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line New England Clam Chowder Barbecue Chicken Tempura Battered Fish French Fries Baked Macaroni and Cheese Green Bean Almandine Simmered Succotash Speed Line Grilled Cheeseburgers Grilled Hamburgers Hot Dogs French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Doubly Good Chicken Soup Roast Turkey Baked Ham Mashed Potatoes Turkey gravy Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Seasoned CornSaturdayBrunch Cream of Chicken Soup Chili Dogs Hot Dog Bar Chili without beans Chicken Nuggets French fries Steamed Broccoli Oven Fried bacon Omelets to Order Eggs to Order Dinner Minestrone Soup Pizza Chicken Wings French Fries Baked BeansSundayBrunch Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwiches French Fries Lyonnaise Carrots Oven Fried Bacon Grilled Sausage Dinner Chicken Rice Soup Prime Rib au Jus Fried Shrimp Twice Baked Potatoes Wild Rice Cheese Sauce Steamed Broccoli Corn on the CobMondayBreakfast Grits Soft/hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Fresh Fruit Salad Breakfast Burritos Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Asian Stir Fry Soup Beef with Broccoli Sweet and Sour Chicken Shrimp Fried Rice Boiled Pasta Stir Fried Vegetables Egg Rolls Speed Line Pizza Chicken Tenders Potato Bar Dinner Crab Bisque Fried Fish Roast Beef French Fries Orange Rice Hush Puppies Glazed Carrots Simmered PeasTuesdayBreakfast Cream of Wheat Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Texas Hash Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Texas Tortilla Soup Barbecue Ribs Grilled Chicken Breast Chicken Gravy Steamed Rice Macaroni and Cheese Simmered Green Beans Steamed Carrots Speed Line Chicken Quesadias Beef Tacos Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Beef Noodle Soup Chicken Alfredo Blackened Salmon Au Gratin Potatoes Buttered Linguine Corn OBrien Steamed BroccoliWednesdayBreakfast Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Pancakes Grilled Bacon Grilled Steak Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line White Bean Chicken Chili Baked Italian Fish Chicken Parmesan Marinara Sauce Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Boiled Pasta Mixed Vegetables Club Spinach Speed Line Hot Dogs Grilled Cheeseburgers Grilled Hamburgers French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Chicken Noodle Soup Meatloaf Turkey Pot Pie Rice Pilaf Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy California Medley Steamed PeasThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Sausage Patties Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Black Bean Soup Fried Pork Chops Lemon Pepper Fish Noodles Jefferson Mashed Sweet Potatoes Italian Style Kidney Beans Steamed Wax Beans Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Minestrone Soup Meat Lasagna Grilled Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Tossed Green Rice Mixed Vegetables Galley hoursMonday through Friday Breakfast 6 to 7:30 a.m. Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays No Breakfast Served! Brunch 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All breakfasts and brunches include cereal, instant oatmeal or grits, juice bar, pastry bar, yogurt. All meals served for lunch and dinner also feature the Healthy Choice Salad Bar and various dessert items. Menu items are subject to change. Pirates Cove Galley menus NMCRS a CFC participantProvided as a public service marchforbabies.org 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012

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e Department of Defense declared April as the month to raise awareness of sexual assault crimes across the world. Military leadership, almost in unison from across all services, has stated the severity of sexual assault and the zero tolerance they have for the crimes. is is my problem and this is your problem, said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations. Sexual assault is unacceptable and its roots need to stop at all levels; I cant tolerate it and you shouldnt either. e DoDs theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Hurts one. Affects all. Preventing sexual assault is everyones duty. It presents an opportunity for commands around the world to dedicate focused attention and training on the importance of eliminating the crimes. Raising awareness about sexual assault assists in preventing the occurrence of sexual violence. It also stimulates discussion about sexual assault, thus ensuring that it is continually addressed and discussed within our commands. Additionally SAAM showcases the services and resources available for victims of sexual assault to include medical care, counseling, criminal investigation support and victim advocacy. rough the use of special events and public education we are able to reach a wide audience on each level of the military community, said Alicia Witherspoon, Naval District Washington Sexual Assault Response coordinator. At Joint Base Anacostia-Bollings Community Center Complex, a team of SARCs and victim advocates tied teal ribbons and bows to trees, sending out the subtle reminder of reminding those who see them that April is SAAM and to take a stand to prevent the crimes of sexual assault in the future. One in six trees carried a bow symbolizing the one in six persons who have been a victim of sexual assault crimes in their lifetime. Sexual assault is intentional sexual contact characterized by use of force, threats, intimidation, or abuse of authority or when the victim does not or cannot consent. Sexual assault includes rape, forcible sodomy and other unwanted sexual contact that is aggravated, abusive, or wrongful to include unwanted and inappropriate sexual contact or attempts to commit these acts. A scal year 2010 fact showed that 46 percent of sexual assaults were alcohol-related. Due to it being a frequent facilitator of sexual assaults, it is important to mention that an intoxicated individual cannot consent to sexual activity because consent cannot be granted when a person is sleeping or incapacitated. Sexual Assault Awareness is everyones responsibility, Witherspoon said. Bystander intervention is being integrated into training for sailors and it is essential to changing the culture within the Navy [and DOD] about sexual assault. It is a multifaceted, aggressive and persistent approach designed to educate individuals on their responsibilities to intervene in situations of possible assault to prevent others from making poor decisions that could lead to a sexual assault. SARCs throughout NDW and Air Force District of Washington are ensuring their visibility throughout the National Capitol Region during the month of April. Events on installations and in downtown Washington are planned to raise awareness of sexual assault to all Airmen, Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and DoD employees. For more information call (202) 685-1182. Sexual assault preventable THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012 11

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USO has Afghanistan show Nearly 400 excited troops, mainly U.S. Marines, packed a hangar to meet the USOs latest volunteer group of talented singers, performers and entertainment personalities at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, April 19. Its really good for us to see you here today, said Navy Adm. James A. Win nefeld Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, the tours military host. anks for coming out and giving us the privilege to be with you this afternoon. Winnefeld described the troupe as some wonderful men and women who are wearing the cloth of their nation and putting their lives on the line to protect our way of life. And [you] bring a new era of freedom to this country, Afghanistan, and we thank you for your service, he told the service members in the audience. e admiral was joined by comedian and actor Anthony Anderson; retired Major League Baseball pitcher Randy e Big Unit Johnson; actor Jason Wee-Man Acuna; actor and pitchman Dennis Haysbert; Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders Allyson Traylor, Brittany Evans and Kelsi Reich; and former American Idol contestants Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young. Winnefeld told the audience that he and other senior leaders in the nations capital are paying attention to what is happening in Afghanistan, and he congratulated them on their accomplishments. Know that we pay close attention to what youre up to, he said. [We see] all those successes youve had in Marjah, Helmand, Kajaki and all of the various provinces around here. We know that you guys are kicking [butt] out there and everybody that comes back from this theater tells us what a remarkable change thats happened in this part of Afghanistan because of the great work that youve been doing. Winnefeld noted that the USO has been a part of serving troops either deployed or stationed overseas for decades. Its been a tremendous tradition for our country, he said, and I have been very privileged to travel this week with a remarkable group of stars and performers who do not need to come out here and do this. e admiral praised the volunteer celebrities for taking time out to visit U.S. troops. Because they love and respect the military, they have chosen to set aside a week of their lives to come and spend some time out here, he said. Before kicking o the USO show for the enthusiastic crowd, the vice chairman expressed the nations gratitude and reminded troops they are in the countrys thoughts and prayers. We are praying for you, he said. We thank you for the service and sacrice that youve [made]. We thank you for the progress youre making on the battleeld. We pray for those of you who have lost [comrades] and their families. Were going to take care of them. We pray for those of you who have been wounded and your comrades who have been wounded and we are taking care of them, Winnefeld continued. We pray for your success on the battleeld, and we pray for your safe return home. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, April 26, 2012