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The Kings Bay periscope ( 07-26-2012 )

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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
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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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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.
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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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UF00098617:00262

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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:
UF00098617:00262


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Back-to-School pool parties, school tours upcoming in August It may seem a bit early to talk about a new school year, but Camden County schools open in just over three weeks. Yes, Tuesday, Aug. 14 is the rst day of school for the Cam den County School System. To help end the summer with a real splash and to help military children make smooth transitions into new schools, there are two big events planned for the end of the summer: e rst, Back-toSchool Bash, will be held at the Fitness Complex pool, in three sessions based on age group: Elementary Extravaganza, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. Middle School Mania, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 High School Hype, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 ese events are always great fun for everyone. With music blasting, students and parents will have an oppor tunity to meet school principals and counselors, play games and meet new friends. Mark your calendars and plan to join all the fun! Standard pool entry fee applies. ere also will be Secondary School Tours. To help make the transition easier for secondary students, the School Liaison Of cer will host tours of the both middle schools and Camden County High School. Military students who are new to the Kings Bay area, returning stu dents who have been promoted to one of these schools, and their parents are welcomed to join the tours: St. Marys Middle School, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6 Camden Middle School, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6 Camden High School, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 7 Each school tour will begin at the Teen Center, Building 0155, located in the Child Develop Up Periscope The Olympics are coming, whats your favorite event? Page 11 Welcome USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay homecoming Page 4 Special Day Children enjoy program at NSB Youth Center Page 7Submarine Group 10 earns honors Homeward bound e Navys 14 ballisticmissile submarines as signed to the Atlanticbased Task Force 144 and Pacificbased Task Force 134 were awarded the Mer itorious Unit Com mendation July 20, rec ognizing their excellence in strategic deterrence. Ceremonies honoring the achievements of the submarines and their supporting commands took place in their homeports Kings Bay and of Bangor, Wash. e award was pre sented on the 52nd anni versary of the Navys rst submerged ballistic mis sile launch, made by USS George Washington (SSBN 598) July 20, 1960. On July 20, 1960, the commanding of cer of USS George Washington transmitted his mes sage to President Dwight Eisenhower, Polaris from out of the deep NSB school liaison sets end-of-summer events Region stresses safetyMotorcycle training courses save livesNavy Region Southeast has made great strides in getting motorcycle riders into the ap propriate training courses that are proven life-savers, includ ing the Basic Rider Course, Military Sportbike Rider Course and Experienced Rider Course. e region has nearly 4,000 riders, and 42 per cent of them ride sport bikes built for speed. Max Bassett, Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles deputy safety Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Group, six boats, squadron, base receive Meritorious Unit awards ... SSBN force has delivered what we asked of them ... Vice Adm. John Richardson Commander, Sub Forces Elementary Extravaganza noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 4 Middle School Mania 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 11 High School Hype 8:30 to 10 p.m., Aug. 11 at NSB Kings Bay pool

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ment Center complex just across from the Housing Oce. e tours will begin with a review of the on-base Child and Youth Program Teen Program and facility. Tour groups will then be transported to the school where the group will be met by a school represen tative or a Youth Sponsor ship Ambassador who will share important infor mation about the school, clubs and other programs. Tours will end at the Teen Center where light refreshments will be served and questions answered. Interested in joining one these tours? Register your intent to join a tour by contacting the School Liaison Ocer at (912) 573-8986 or e-mailing kingsbaylo@navy.mil. Burial at sea is a means of nal disposition of remains that is per formed on United States Navy ves sels. e committal ceremony is per formed while the ship is deployed. erefore, family members are not allowed to be present. e commanding ocer of the ship assigned to perform the cer emony will notify the family of the date, time and longitude and lati tude once the committal service has been completed. Active duty, retired Sailors and their dependents are entitled to burial at sea. Anyone desiring this honor should indicate that preference in writing and have the next-of-kin or executor of the estate contact Navy Mortuary Aairs at the following ad dress to coordinate arrangements: Burial-at-Sea Coordinator Naval Hospital Branch Medical Clinic P.O. Box 280148 Mayport, FL 32288-0148 Phone: (904) 270-4285 Web site: www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/support/casualty/mor tuary/Pages/BurialAtSea.aspx) If the preference for burial-at-sea was not in writing by the retired member, the person authorized to direct disposition may authorize burial-at-sea. e following documents must be submitted to the commanding ocer of the Navy or Coast Guard vessel/aircraft that will conduct the ceremony: Copy Civil Death Certificate Certicate of Cremation or tran sit permit issued by the appropriate civil authority Signed request/authorization for committal from the primary next-of-kin or PADD Copy of DD-214 and marriage certicate e authorization should include the decedents full name, grade, SSN and/or serial number, branch of ser vice, dates of service and retirement, date of death, religious service de sired and where remains are com mitted. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. CACs updated on RAPIDS site RAPIDS Self-Service is available to Common Access Card holders. RSS is a Web site that allows CAC holders to update their information and verify family members for DoD ID card reissuance. Using this Web-based application, CAC holders have the ability to update certain information associated with their record. Ad ditionally, they may use RSS to verify a family members relationship and eligibility by digi tally signing the DD Form 1172-2 for ID card re-issuance. A DD Form 1172-2 that is digital ly-signed and generated through RSS will be stored in DEERS and is a viewable document in RAPIDS. Once veried using RSS, spon sors no longer need to accompany their fam ily members to get the ID card. When a family member arrives at an ID card site, the DEERS/ RAPIDS operator may view the signed 1172-2 by opening the sponsors record. To use the RSS Web site, one must be a sponsor with a DoD CAC and have a CAC enabled personal computer. Sponsors that are CAC holders may access RAPIDS Self Service at https://www. dmdc.osd.mil/self_service/ShipShape weight loss Aug. 16If 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 8-week actionoriented weight management program fo cusing on nutrition education, increasing ex ercise, and behavior modication skills that support a healthy lifestyle. Take the next step and make a plan that will work for you. Call Registered Dietician Mary Beth Pennington at 573-4731 for more information program or to sign up. Classes start 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., August 16 in the Fitness Complex classroom.NSB lost/found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil. NMCRS offers free uniform itemsNeed a Navy or Marine Corps uniform item? Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bays Uniform Locker has serviceable uniform items for free. Visit the Uniform Locker from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at NMCRS, Building 1032. For questions regarding NMCRS programs or services, call 573-3928 or nd them at www.facebook/nmcrskingsbay.com. Navy Exchange offers valuesChief Petty Ocer selectees can pay for newly required Navy uniforms using the Mili tary Star Card. With the new and improved program, CPO selectees will receive a 5 per cent credit on their next Military Star Card statement showing the purchase of CPO uniforms. e special oer good at any NEX Uni form Shop worldwide, but not for uniform purchases made online or toll free phone calls to the Uniform Support Center. inking about getting new prescription eyewear or contact lenses? Navy Exchange Optical Shops are featuring a special oer on eyewear, just in time for back-to-school. From July 1 to Sept. 30, NEX Optical Shops will of fer no interest, no down payment and no pay ments for one year when purchasing eyewear with a Military Star Card. Oer applies to any complete prescription eyewear package, in cluding contact lenses, of $199 or more. e NEX has changed its return policy to make it easier for customers. e NEX will no longer collect customer information, such as name, address and telephone number, when requesting a refund with a receipt. Customers returning merchandise with the original receipt will receive either cash back or a refund to their credit card, depending on how the pur chase was made. is change was implement ed to improve the shopping experience by speeding up the transaction and making sure the customer is satised with their purchase. Customers returning merchandise without the original receipt will continue to receive a NEX Gift Card with the refunded amount.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. Now hear this! Sea burial available to Sailors, family e Department of Veterans Af fairs announced July 11 it is de ploying a new model for processing compensation benets claims at 16 VA regional oces. e new model is part of a com prehensive transformation plan de signed to yield an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 additional compensation claim decisions annually, while en suring Veterans most in need receive priority attention. is new model is a part of our comprehensive plan to eliminate the compensation claims backlog, said Under Secretary for Benets, Allison A. Hickey. Our redesigned model follows comprehensive plan ning and testing to ensure we have the right recipe for success. e new organizational model involves special handling of claims from Veterans who are facing the most serious injuries or illnesses or experiencing nancial hardships or homelessness, and therefore need immediate attention. rough a new intake processing center, claims are routed to one of three segmented lanes: Express: Claims that have only one or two medical conditions, or have all the supporting documenta tion, medical evidence and service records needed for an expeditious rating decision referred to as fully developed claims. Special Operations: Claims requiring special handling because of the unique circumstances of the Veterans. These include financial hardship; homelessness; serious wounds, injuries or illnesses; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder associ ated with military sexual trauma; and former prisoner of war status. Core: Claims with more than two medical conditions, or those that will need additional evidence to make a compensation decision. e segmented-lanes approach helps increase speed and accu racy because the claims specialists become familiar with processing claims of similar complexity. Veter ans and Veterans Service Organiza tion reps are encouraged to provide the needed evidence along with their application in a fully developed claim to expedite the process. Sixteen regional oces have re ceived the new organizational and process model, including Huntington, W. Va.; Hartford, Conn.; Port land, Ore.; Houston; Cleveland; Des Moines, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Ariz.; New Orleans; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Wichita, Kan.; Milwaukee; Newark, New Jersey and Fort Harrison, Mont. ese oces will also receive new technology systems and software upgrades over the next 3 months. All 56 VA regional oces will have fully implemented all of the people, process and technology initiatives in VAs transformation plan by the end of 2013.VA changes compensation processing Veterans Aairs manager, said training is crucial for these riders. New riders learn re spect for the motorcycle and an appreciation for just how quickly these high performance machines can exceed the capabilities of an inexperi enced rider, he said. Other technical skills taught during training in clude how to properly lean, turn, brake, accelerate and take necessary emergency evasive actions. e cours es also incorporate some Operational Risk Management and self-analysis of risk behaviors and riding mindsets. ey also learn a great appreciation for just how much extra protection they have when wearing proper personal protec tive equipment such as a full face helmet, jackets and pants designed for motorcycle riders, along with motorcycle boots and gloves, Bassett said. One of the biggest problems with motorcycle training across the eet is a high no-show rate for courses. is can make wait times for courses long, and its a wasted op portunity for Sailors who need to get into a class. e training safety courses are taught by con tractors from Cape Fox Professional Services, and paid for by Commander, Navy Installations Com mand. e bill for classes is a set fee and costs the same whether one rider or a full class shows up. e Southeast Region has brought their no-show rate down considerably by increasing training notications to Sailors and their supervisors and by informing the command master chief about anyone who fails to show up for assigned training. ey have also reduced wait times for courses by adding extra classes whenever the wait time exceeds 30 days. Bassett said the leadership of Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, and the cooperative working environment between the re gions chiefs mess, safety professionals, command motorcycle safety representatives, and Cape Fox trainers has been key, but he also credits mentorship programs developed by riders to help one another. Mentors are our rst line of defense, Bassett said. Without them ac tively identifying our new riders and sitting down with them to get them signed up for training, we would not enjoy the suc cesses weve had. RegionSchool 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility completed its most expan sive Major Maintenance Period July 11, with USS Ohios (SSGN 726) certication for unrestricted op erations. Major Maintenance Periods are part of a guided missile/special operation forces boats normal op erating cycle and occur after the submarine has been forward deployed for 12 months. Ohios fourth MMP since being convert ed from a ballistic missile submarine included more than 56,400 man-days of work across 110 calendar days, 65 in dry dock. Even with the extensive and complex work package, the teamwork between Ohios crew and the project team to get the job done well was un beatable, said Jerry Piotrowski, SSGN program superintendent. is is a testament to the qual ity craftsmanship of the boat and the skill of the mechanics who accomplished the work. Additionally, more than 8,000 man-days of contractor work were completed. ese eorts included signicant upgrades to the navigation, communication, radar, and sonar systems. e shipyard conduct ed work on the diver air system, superstructure, depth control tanks, air conditioning units, fair water planes, and a num ber of seawater and ventilation valves. Team members from PSNS & IMFs Bangor site made signicant contributions in repairing a number of valves, allowing the Machine Shop to complete other work. e team also conduct ed troubleshooting and repaired several indication issues that had prevented the crew from monitoring water levels and move ment remotely from the Ballast Control Panel. Ohios Blue and Gold crews demonstrated teamwork as they augmented one another to help complete all testing. PSNSY & IMF is one of four NAVSEA public ship yards that play a major role in maintaining Amer icas eet and providing wartime surge capability to keep the nations ships ready for combat. USS Ohio rejoins sub eet War College visits Mexico Faculty members from the U.S. Naval War Col lege returned July 14, from Mexico City where they taught a three-day war gaming professional development workshop at the Mexican Naval War College. e workshop, pro posed by U.S. Northern Command, was to share NWCs expertise in war gaming methods with the Mexican Navy and to show the use and value of gaming to maritime chal lenges. I think many military commanders recognize NWC War Gaming De partments century-old legacy of conducting highquality applied gaming, research, analysis, and education, said Professor Shawn Burns. We hope this workshop will help the Mexican Navy as well as strengthen our interna tional maritime relationship. Burns said the work shop was attended by more than three dozen senior Mexican military ocials including more than 20 captains from the Mexican Navy alone. Students gathered at the Center for Superior Naval Studies, Mexicos equivalent of NWC. ere, the war gaming team paced students through a step-by-step process that included lectures, smallgroup assignments, and incremental scenariobased aspects of war game development. Mexican Navy Captain Francisco Escamilla helped host, coordinate and facilitate the work shop. Admiral C.F. Quinto, the director of CESNAV, welcomed us and kept the students fully charged throughout the work shop, Burns said. Commanders Dustin Martin and Je Uhde rounded out the NWC wargaming teaching trio. One of the missions of the Naval War College is to strengthen global mari time partnerships and this was the second time I trav elled to CESNAV to talk about wargaming, Mar tin said. Last year we in troduced gaming to more junior ocer students. is year we were asked to come back and teach war gaming skills to senior sta ocers. ere is cer tainly a greater awareness of what gaming is used for and its value to senior leaders. Martin explained students were challenged with an oil spill scenario and then a narco-terror ism scenario. ey were then walked through the process NWC uses when a sponsor, such as a com batant commander, is trying to identify gaps or ways to respond. We wanted to show them how to design a game that was either educational or analytical, Martin said. e oil spill scenario was used to illus trate the analytical value of gaming. What are the shortfalls or what limits our ability to respond? e narcoterrorism scenario emphasized more educational goals of gaming. What courses of action are possible? If I act, what is the oppositions possible reaction and then what is my follow up action? When asked about what technology is required to introduce wargaming in CESNAV, Martin said the students were a bit sur prised to hear his answer. We showed them you dont need fancy tech nology to do wargaming. Wargaming is about human thinking and deci sion making. Its not about computers. Our scenarios used a simple white board and markers, Martin said. For the NWC trio, it was obvious to them their les sons struck to the heart of the military leaders. During the last day of the practice exercise we gave them, there were extensive and heated debates and shouting among participants. You could denitely see and hear that they were getting into what we were having them do, Burns said. War gaming has been an integral part of NWC since its establishment in 1885 and continues to provide the Navy and Dept. of De fense as a means to link broad principles to specif ic strategies and scenarios. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 Above, Katie Greer finds her husband, Lt. j.g. Roland Greer. The Greers will celebrate their fifth anniversary, though a few days late. Left, Joshua, left, and Zachary Gossett wait for their father to arrive on the pier.Wearing a red, white and blue lei, the Ohio-class guided missile sub marine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits the St. Marys River.Senior Chief Machinists Mate Pete Riley hugs his daughter, Brooke. USS Georgia homecoming July 15, 2012 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy photos by MC1 James KimberAbove, Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Andrew Cunningham stands security watch. Above, right, Blue Crew mem bers stand topside in prepara tion to handle lines. Right, USS Georgia (SSGN 729) moors at her homeport of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.Lt. Matthew Japzon is reunited with his wife, Jessica. Japzon and his Blue Crew shipmates deployed for three months.

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 5 to target. Perfect , said Vice Adm. John Richardson, com mander, Submarine Forces. In many ways, perfection is ex actly what we still expect from our Strategic Deterrent Subma rine Force, even 52 years later. e performance of our people and systems in the SSBN force has delivered what we asked of them: stability and peace. At this very moment, they remain submerged and undetected; ready for the call that they hope will never come. In fact its that readiness the combination of stealth, skill, vigilance and pas sion that has allowed us to sustain a secure and survivable posture that minimizes the pos sibility that any power will seriously threaten our homeland. Its very tting that we recognize their eorts with this award. e award covers the period from July 16, 2007, to January 28, 2011, and recognizes the two task forces and their aoat and ashore units for their support of U.S. Strategic Commands global mission of strategic deterrence. For many decades strategic deterrence really meant nuclear deterrence ... because strategic attack really meant nuclear at tack on the U.S. or our allies, said Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, U.S. Strategic Command. e men and women who serve both on SSBNs and in their supporting commands have delivered excellence in U.S. Strategic Commands mission of conducting strategic deterrence for more than 50 years. eir contributions have maintained peace and stability throughout the decades and have kept our nation and her allies safe. I am proud of the accomplishments of these superb professionals. e triad of ballistic missile submarines, ICBMs and nuclear heavy bombers with their asso ciated tankers continue to serve us well. During the award period, sub marines assigned to Task Force 134 and Task Force 144 conduct ed 119 deterrent patrols, con tinuing the mission of strategic service begun by George Wash ington and carried on by the 58 SSBNs which followed. e Task Forces provided an essential leg to our nations strategic triad and were a key element of our deterrent mission, said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief Of Naval Operations, in the award citation. e deterrence mission executed by Task Force 134 and 144 during this period underpinned Department of De fense strategy and provided the backbone and foundation for our political leadership in execution of national security policy. e Meritorious Unit Commendation covers the 14 SSBNs and their supporting commands two submarine groups, two submarine squadrons, two Naval Submarine Support Centers and individual personnel on the stas of Commander, Subma rine Force Atlantic; and Com mander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet. In operating our ballistic missile submarines each a complex machine that requires the highest levels of techni cal knowledge, standards, and commitment these Task Forc es and crews delivered the ulti mate in strategic deterrence and uninterrupted, survivable, and enduring nuclear strike capability for our nation, said Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., com mander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet. ose of us in this business know all too well that the task of maintaining a safe, secure and eective nuclear de terrent is not an easy one. ese crews get very little recognition, but carry the enormous respon sibility of being ready every sin gle day throughout the year. is mission remains as important as it ever has been, and todays rec ognition is very well deserved. Task Force 144 is made up of six SSBNs, USS Alaska (SSBN 732), USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), USS West Virginia (SSBN 736), USS Maryland (SSBN 738), USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) and USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), in addition to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadron 20 and NSSC Kings Bay. Task Force 134 consists of eight SSBNs, USS Henry M. Jack son (SSBN 730), USS Alabama (SSBN 731), USS Nevada (SSBN 733), USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), USS Maine (SSBN 741) and USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), as well as Submarine Group 9, Submarine Squadron 17 and NSSC Bangor. e Strategic Guidance issued by President Barack Obama ear lier this year listed a primary mission of the armed forces as the ability to Maintain a Safe, Secure, and Eective Nuclear Deterrent. It states the overarching mis sion of our strategic forces, As long as nuclear weapons remain in existence, the United States will maintain a safe, secure, and eective arsenal. We will eld nuclear forces that can under any circumstances confront an adversary with the prospect of unacceptable damage, both to deter potential adversaries and to assure U.S. allies and other security partners that they can count on Americas security commitments. Award Deputy Defense Secre tary Ashton B. Carter said after his two days of meet ings with Guamanian and military leaders, he is more convinced than ever that Guam has a central role to play in the strate gic rebalance to the AsiaPacic region. e deputy secretary left Guam July 20 en route to Japan, the next stop on his 10-day AsiaPacific tour that will continue with visits to ailand, India and South Korea. e insights I was able to gather during this visit [to Guam] reinforce the departments optimism that our plan is achievable and in line with our strategic priority of maintain ing security and stability in the Asia-Pacic region, Carter said. A senior defense ocial traveling with the deputy secretary told American Forces Press Service on background that dur ing the Guam visit Carter wanted to convey to Guamanian leaders his op timism that the planned Marine Corps relocation from Okinawa is in a much better place than it was even six months ago. e processes involved in implementing the plan, including coordination with the Japanese govern ment and Congressional authorization, all seem to be coming together, the ocial said. Carter discussed a num ber of issues with Gua manian leaders including Governor Eddie Baza Cal vo and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. During those meetings, the ocial said, Carter spoke about the steps involved in the planned Marine Corps buildup on Guam. Current plans call for moving roughly 4,800 Marines to the island, rather than the 8,000 origi nally projected. About two-thirds of those who relocate to Guam will do so on a rota tional basis, which means a smaller permanentparty presence and thus a smaller number of accom panying family members than earlier planned, he explained. A smaller Marine pres ence means less military construction of communi ty-support facilities such as schools and childcare centers will be needed on Guam, the ocial said. e Marines will need land for cantonment, housing and training sites, including live-re weapons training, the ocial said. Previous environmental impact studies have deter mined enough federallyowned land and undevel oped acreage is available on Guam to support train ing, housing and headquarters requirements. Carter took a helicopter tour of possible sites. He said defense leaders are working now to place Marine Corps facilities where they will cause the least possible inconvenience to the islands residents. We dont want to set up a situation where Marine cantonment is on the far end of the island, with the live-re training on the opposite end of the island, therefore creating a lot of additional trac on the local roads, he added. Sites for air combat element operations, waterfront operations, and non-live-re training have already been identied in previous studies and wont change, the ocial noted. e Marine aviation el ement is going to go on the north ramp at Andersen [Air Force Base], the wa terfront operations will be at Apra Harbor [Naval Station], and Andersen south will be used for non-livere training, he said. [Carter] also made the point that the Marine Corps buildup is only part of the story for the mili tary on Guam, the ocial said. We have signicant activities at Andersen Air Force Base and Apra Har bor [Naval Base] that also demonstrate the strategic nature of Guam. Guam is the western most part of the United States and also part of Asia, the ocial noted. [ere is] a special stra tegic meaning to having American territory out here in Asia, he added.Guam key to Asia-Pacic defense strategy Fallen rememberedChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jona than Greenert attended the WreathLaying Ceremony for the National Com memoration of the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Marianas at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Arlington National Cem etery, July 17. Following the ceremony CNO recog nized the signicance of remembering our history and the veterans who have gone before us. We remember our veterans, Sailors and Marines, Greenert said. Many who paid the ultimate sacrice during the Battle for the Northern Marianas. He highlighted the partnership between the United States and Guam, and how this important relationship continues today. Guam and our Navy have a proud, shared history, and many of Guams sons and daughters continue to honorably serve our country today, Greenert said. Greenert was joined by members of Congress along with ag and general o cers from all services to recognize the sac rices of the United States service mem bers who gave their lives to liberate the people of Guam during World War II.

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Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how 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 In recognition of June as Exceptional Family Member Program Month, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Fleet and Family Support Center sponsored its rst Special Day for Special Kids Saturday, June 23, at the Child and Youth Programs Youth Center. The event provided exceptional military families an opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, meet other families with special needs and gather information from both the EFMP liaison and school liaison ofcer. Children enjoyed a variety of water games, playground activities and a lunch. For additional about EFMP, how it can support your active-duty military family or the other services available, contact Cynthia James-Williams at (912) 573-1079 or (912) 573-4513. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 7

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Monday, July 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.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 through out the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, July 31. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.safeTalk suicide prevention July 27safeTALK helps to create suicide-safer communities. A training lasting about three hours, safeTALK is for every one in the community and is designed to ensure that per sons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. This class is offered 8 a.m. to noon, July 27. Registration, by calling 5734512, is required.Spouse Indoctrination class meets July 30The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numer ous resources that are avail able to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speakers who provide information and answer any questions. This class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 30. To register, call 573-4513.FFSC offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its reg ular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guaran tee a minimum of five participants. 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 con cerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for 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 participate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retire ment and be available for an exam by the VA. Call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.FFSC LS serves with CorpsCorpsmen, medical ocers, religious service specialists and chaplains are the most common Navy specialties seen working hand-to-hand with Marines. However, other jobs such as logistics specialists are a much more uncommon sight. Petty Ocer 3rd Class Paul M. Koch, a logistics specialist with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has managed to distinguish himself among leathernecks for nearly ve years. Kochs career started in 2007, when he joined the Navy with the desire of becoming a corpsman and deploying. I wasnt able to get the job I wanted, so the logistics specialist job opened up and I took it, the Iowa, native explained. e logistics specialist occu pational specialty was created as a result of combining the Navys storekeeper and postal clerk spe cialties. LS Sailors are in charge of taking inventory of general supplies that support ships and squadrons. e job demands are similar to the Marine Corps warehouse and postal clerks. During his time at the Na val Technical Training Center aboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., Koch made it clear to his superiors that he wanted to serve in an operational unit, such as the Seabees. Upon grad uation, though, he was informed that his wish was not possible. I was told that there was an opening with a Marine Corps unit instead, he said. I thought it was cool I was going to get to work with the Marines. What Koch did not think was that the Marines were going to take him for a spin in some of the most dangerous terrain known to mankind. He started by volunteering to deploy with the battal ion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. In Iraq I got to meet a lot of great people and thats where I got more involved with Ma rines, Koch explained. During that deployment I received my [Fleet Marine Force badge]. e FMF is a badge earned by naval personnel who are trained and qualied to operate with Marines. After returning from his rst deployment, Koch was promoted to petty ocer 3rd class. He continued to serve with his battalion and alongside Ma rines, but in March of 2011 he decided to pick up the pace and volunteer to participate in Cor porals Course. e month-long course is de signed to toughen noncommis sioned ocers physically and mentally through grueling phys ical training sessions and formal classroom instruction. e goal is to reinforce leadership prin ciples among young leaders. I thought the course was a way for me to improve my lead ership skills and to be at the same level as some of the Ma rines [noncommissioned ocers] in my shop, he added. Kochs successful completion of Corporals Course was fol lowed by a second deployment with the unit to Afghanistan in support of International Security Assistance Force operations from September 2011 to March 2012. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 9

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When I was a kid in track, I wanted to be in the decathlon. And, I could just about do it all, too. I still enjoy watching Olympic track and field. But probably even more, I like wrestling. The Olympic moment Ill never forget was in 1972 when Germanys Wilfried Dietrich 5-point suplexed seemingly inde structible 412-pound Chris Taylor of Iowa State to win an upset at heavyweight. Taylor was my hero. Im still stunned. www.youtube.com/watch?v=n79wBw_LJ9Y Lt. David Mahoney Pirates Cove Galley Fort Myers, Fla. Im probably more inter ested in track and field; specifically, the 100, 200 and 400. The sprints . Lance Cpl. Jacob Sullivan Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Oswego, N.Y. Gymnastics, definitely. They go through extensive training for years. MA1 Carlos Slade NSB Security Tifton, Ga. I like everything in the Olympics. I just want the USA to win everything and bring home the gold. CS1 D.J. Briggs Pirates Cove Galley Paterson, N.J. Basketball. I love watching the top players in the NBA against the rest of the world . Pfc. Brian Howe Marine Corps Security Force Battalion St. Charles, Mich. I watch the wrestling and boxing. I used to do them both . MMFN Chad Marshall NSB Kings Bay Bowden, Ga. Pole vaulting. It looks really simple but its actually very hard to do. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Look for our roving reporter around Kings Bay and tell them what you think about our question of the week. Iranian leaders must un derstand that the interna tional community will ensure the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf remains open, Ameri can and British defense secretaries said in Washington, D.C., July 18. For years, various Iranian leaders have threat ened to shut the passage a crucial international waterway through which passes roughly 25 percent of the worlds oil. e Iranians need to understand that the United States and the international community are going to hold them di rectly responsible for any disruption of shipping in that region by Iran or, for that matter, by its sur rogates, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters at a joint Penta gon news conference with British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond. e United States is fully prepared for all con tingencies here, Panetta added. Weve invested in capabilities to ensure that the Iranian attempt to close down shipping in the Gulf is something that we are going to be able to defeat if they make that decision to do that. Hammond reinforced Panettas comments, saying forces of the United King dom will cooperate fully to keep the strait open. e United States is leading the eort, and Hammond praised Panet tas decision to send the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. Central Command region, calling it a powerful sig nal. e British have supporting assets in the Per sian Gulf, and will work closely with the United States to defend the inter national waterway. Naval forces from a number of countries also will participate in the International Mine Counter measures Exercise 2012 in September. e U.S. Central Command exercise will be held Sept. 16 and 17. More than 20 nations have agreed to participate in the exercise.Open strait a priority THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 11

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Navy Entertainment pres ents Craig Karges Dinner and Show on ursday, Aug. 15 at the Kings Bay Conference Cen ter. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are being sold at ITT and at the Conference Cen ter. Suggested ages are 10 years and up. Come and experience the extraordinary mind blowing show that features tables oat ing, minds being read and metal bending. Craig Karges has been seen on e Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, Fox News, E! Entertainment Television, CNN Headline News and CNBC. For more information call (912) 573-4559 today. Open Fishing at Trident Lakes Golf Club The lakes on the golf course will be open for fishing through Outdoor Adventure Center on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. For only Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Back to School Bash events are being held for students returning to school this year. From noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 4 will be Elementary Extravaganza at the Pool Complex. Admission to the pool will be required, but a compli mentary lunch will be pro vided for each elementary student. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 with free admission will be Middle School Ma nia and from 8:30 to 10 p.m. will be High School Hype. ese are some great events if you are new to the area or promoted to a new school, even if you are returning to your old school. is is truly a great way for military kids to meet new friends or just stay connected. Games, ac tivities, food and music will be part of the mix. For more information, call (912) 5738986. Fall Soccer Registration for ages 3 to 15 is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. now through July 30 at the Youth Center, except holidays and weekends. An additional sign-up day is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Cost is $60 per child for active duty, reservists and $65 per child for retirees, DoD civilians and NSB Kings Bay contrac tors. Uniforms are included in the cost. Age control date is August 1, 2012, children must turn 3 years old before and cannot be 16 before this date. Late registration for Fall Youth Soccer will be accepted after August 4 at Youth Center for an addi tional $5, if openings are available. All new players must bring a copy of their birth certificate and proof of eligibility. For more infor mation, call Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202. Fun in the Sun is at the Kings Bay Youth Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. Enjoy a day of fun. Cost is $3 per person with a $10 max for four people or more. Hot dog lunch, cot ton candy, bounce houses, games and prizes. For more information call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. SAC Registration for before and after school Four different criteria dates for registration. Returning SAC patrons, CDC pre-K patrons going into kinder -Back to School soon Just for kids Karges dinner, show Aug. 15 Liberty call 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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ThursdayBreakfast 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 Peppers 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 FridayBreakfast Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs To Order Omelets to Order Pancakes with Syrup Grilled Bacon Sausage Egg & Cheese Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Beef Vegetable Soup Southern Fried Chicken Stuffed Fish Wild Rice Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy Black-eyed Peas Southern Style Green Beans Speed Line Grilled Cheeseburger Grilled Hamburger Hot Dogs French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner French Onion Soup Grilled T-bone Steak Grilled Crab Cakes Baked Potatoes Honey Glazed Carrots Steamed AsparagusSaturdayBrunch Chicken Noodle Soup Philly Cheese Steak Sand wich Chicken Philly Sandwiches French Fries Grilled Hoagies Steamed Broccoli Cereal Oven Fried Bacon Omelets to Order Eggs to Order Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Pizza Buffalo Chicken Strips French Fries Green BeansSundayBrunch Knickerbocker Soup Barbecue Pork Sandwich Fishwich Sandwich Tater Tots Mixed Vegetables Cole Slaw Cereal Oven fried Bacon Grilled Sausage Patties Dinner New England Clam Chowder Prime Rib au Jus Garlic Butter Shrimp Twice-Baked Potatoes Rice Pilaf Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions Broccoli Parmesan Corn on the CobMondayBreakfast Oatmeal Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Fresh Fruit Salad Breakfast Burrito Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Chicken Gumbo Blackened Chicken Roast Beef Rissole Potatoes Red Beans & Rice Calico Corn Collard Greens Speed Line Chicken Wings Pizza Potato Bar Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Seafood Newberg Teriyaki Beef Strips Rice Pilaf Noodles Jefferson Club Spinach Italian Style Baked BeansTuesdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Grilled Sausage Links Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Spanish Soup Salisbury Steak Confetti Chicken Brown Gravy Mashed Potatoes Mac and Cheese Simmered Carrots Fried Cabbage with Bacon Speed Line Chicken Tacos Beef Enchiladas Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Chili Barbecue Beef Cubes Chicken Pot Pie Parsley Buttered Potatoes Steamed Rice Simmered Green Beans WednesdayBreakfast Grits Soft/hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes Grilled Bacon Corned Beef Hash Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Doubly Good Chicken Soup Braised Beef Tips Stuffed Flounder Buttered Egg Noodles Rice Pilaf Brown Gravy Simmered Lima Beans Mixed Vegetables Speed Line Corn Dogs Grilled Cheeseburger Grilled Hamburger French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner chicken Egg Drop Soup Roast Pork Teriyaki chicken Filipino Rice Fried Lumpia Stir Fried Vegetables Steamed AsparagusThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled bacon Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Minestrone Soup Chicken Parmesan Meat Sauce Boiled Spaghetti Paprika Potatoes Steamed Broccoli Italian Kidney Beans Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sand wich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cub Sandwich Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Braised Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy Tossed Green Rice Fried Okra Simmered CarrotsGalley 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, in stant oatmeal or grits, juice bar, pastry bar, yogurt. All meals served for lunch and dinner also feature the Healthy Choice Salad Bar and various des sert items. Menu items are subject to change.$5 per person, you can fish in any of the three lakes at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Fishing is from 6 to 8 a.m. Every one 16 years old and older must have a Georgia State Fishing License and Kings Bay Fishing Permit. Outdoor Adventures sells the Kings Bay permits. Its open to all patrons 10 years old and older. Pre-register at Outdoor Adventures, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Space is limited so register early. Mark your calendar for additional dates: August 10, 11, 24 and 25. Call OAC at (912) 573-8103 for more infor mation. 80s Prom Night at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Its 8 p.m. to midmight, Friday, Aug. 3. Cost is $20 per person, or $100 for an entire lane and up to six people. You must register no later than Aug. 1. Come on out with your favorite partner and enjoy a fun-lled evening with a dance, best couple, big gest hair competition and maybe you could be the next Kings Bay Prom King and Queen. Price includes bowling, shoes, photo ops, dancing, heavy hors doeuvres, drink specials, Budweiser sampling, 80s music and more. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Back to School Movie Under the Stars At Rack-N-Roll Lanes by the lake on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at dusk, free movie will be Mirror, Mirror rated PG. Also, Rack-N-Roll Lanes special for one night only from 1 to 9 p.m., $1 bowl ing and $1 shoe rental. Dominos is oering a $5 medium one-topping pizza from 5 to 8 pm. Gather up the family and come out for an evening of fun before the school years begins. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Sealed bids Navy Lake Site Allatoona, Cartersville, Ga., has the following equipment (1) Hurricane boat No. 1170 with trailer No. 1385/ S/N 4123 no motor in poor working condition with needed repairs. (1) Pontoon boat without trailer no motor in poor working condition with needed repairs No. 1129. All the above equipment can be seen at Navy Lake Site Allatoona. Sealed bid applications may be picked up at the Navy Lake Site, 166 Sandtown Road, Cartersville Ga 30120. Sealed bids must be mailed to Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Attn: Mary Dawson, 950 USS James Madison Road Bldg. 1039, Kings Bay GA 31547. The sealed bid process began at 9 a.m. July 9, and bids must be received/postmarked by Aug. 9. Bids will be opened 9 a.m., Aug. 13. For more information, contact Navy Lake Site Manager at (770) 974-6309. If you are the successful bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick up your equipment. Back to School Dollar Day is at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, 1 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. Bowling $1 games and rent $1 shoes. For more infor mation, call (912) 573-9492. Jaguar tickets Tickets are on sale now. Stop by the Kings Bay Information, Tickets and Travel oce. Season tick ets start at $420. Two preseason games are avail able. For more informa tion call (912) 573-8888. Karaoke is looking for you From 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 19 inside KB Finnegans, host Doug Shankel, from Big Show Entertainment, is looking for some Karaoke fanatics. Enjoy the singing or pick a few songs and sing. Call (912) 573-9492 for more information. Run for the Fallen rough Aug. 21, participants can log their own miles on a miles donation card, which will be col lected at the end to tally up Kings Bay contribution. For more informa tion, call (912) 573-3990 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ navytkingsbay. Rack-N-Roll Family Night From 5 to 9 p.m., every ursday bowl for only $30 per family. Cost includes a lane for one and half hours, shoe rental, a large one topping pizza and 25 tokens to the game room. For more information, call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu for all. Enjoy great appetiz ers, delicious lunch items and reasonable prices. e grill is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Free Bowling Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retir ees can enjoy free bowl ing. 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 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 holi days. Book your tee time as early as seven days in advance by calling Trident Lakes at (912) 573-8475. Game on Come in and see Rack-N-Roll Lanes new gaming room and enjoy skeeball, basketball and more. Save tickets for prizes. For more information call (912) 573-9492. ITT has a new home And a new automated phone system. You wont have to wait to get that price you need. You can talk to a customer service representatives, but it sure makes it a lot easier for you. Call (912) 573-8888 for more information. garten and single/dual active duty members will begin Monday, July 9; active duty with work ing or student spouse and DoD civilians may regis ter Monday, July 16; DoD contractors may register Monday, July 23; All oth ers register Monday, July 30. Fees are based on gross family income. Register 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m., at the Youth Center Youth Center, except holidays and weekends. For more information, call (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 par ent or adult. July 28, 29 is Rio. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be for open viewing. Summer Camp at the Youth Center For chil dren kindergarten through age 12, camp runs through Aug. 13. A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Cost based on total family income. For more infor mation call (912) 573-2380.MWRKids Pirates Cove menus THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 13

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In the world of Coast Guard boat forces, Master Chief Petty Ocer James Clemens is ancient. e Ancient Keeper that is. Clemens was honored recently with the Joshua James Ancient Keeper Award as Chief Warrant Ocer omas Guthlein, the former Ancient Kepper, retired from the Coast Guard. e Ancient Keeper is a title presented to an active duty Coast Guard mem ber in recognition of their longevity in command of a boat force unit and out standing performance in boat operations. e foundation for to days Coast Guard boat forces was laid by the pioneering eorts of indi viduals like Joshua James, the Ancient Keeper name sake, and are exemplied today by Chief Warrant Ocer Guthleins exceptional three decades of dedicated service, said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp who presided over the ceremony as the Coast Guards current Gold Ancient Mariner. Holding the title of Ancient Keeper means yourepresent all keep ers who continue to live by the creed of those who have served before them; those who continue to go to the seas rocky realm at the peril of their own lives, in pursuit of the safety and security of others. e Joshua James An cient Keeper title is much more than an honorary position that pays tribute to our heritage of dedi cated service, Papp said. It is a sign of respect for achieving mastery of craft and leading our Services commitment to prociency. And master his craft he has. A native of Canton, N.C., Clemens enlisted in 1985. He was rst stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Rush but shortly after was transferred to his rst sta tion at Bodega Bay, Calif. e young Clemens could hardly predict that his duties in Bodega Bay would kick-start 25 years of service to the boat forces community and in 1990 he was assigned to Station Grays Harbor, Wash., where he ocially became a surfman. In 1995 Clemens be came executive petty of cer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Point Heyer in Morro Bay, Calif., followed by a tour at the National Motor Lifeboat School in Ilwaco, Wash., where he was a surfman instructor. Clemens went on to com mand stations Hobucken, Bodega Bay, Chetco River and Umpqua River. From learning the insand-out of small boats to teaching future surfmen and then commanding them, he has no doubt collected quite the assort ment of sea stories or surf stories. Etched in my mind is the memory of the motor lifeboat Invincible rollover at Grays Harbor in the early 1990s. I was the surf man on the 44-foot motor lifeboat acting as the back up safety boat. It just hap pened to be my rst day in the surf after gaining my surfman certication. at mishap taught me the val ue of a second boat during surf training and I have seen that proven many times, Clemens said. e experience prepared him to be a better leader in the boat forces community where he knows he must always keep his crews safe and at the highest level of readiness. As we transition to new platforms we often replicate the growing pains from the past. I have lived through several platform transitions and the chal lenge of a new platform transition is always on the horizon, Clemens said. I think the most important issue for me is to make sure that everyone in our organization recognizes the value of readiness at the station level. While he has learned from the past, he is also inspired by what he sees by Coast Guard men and women each day. A par ticularly recent example was what he calls his units impeccable per formance as tsunami waves, generated by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, ravaged the port of Brookings, Ore. I am very proud of the tremendous bang for the buck taxpayers get from the boat forces community, Clemens said. I think it is pretty amazing that a crew of perhaps two E-4s and two E-3s can independently conduct a wide array of missions on a million dollar vessel. It never ceases to amaze me how much responsibility we in boat forces, place on our junior and mid-level en listed folks. Sumner Kimball, super intendent of the U.S. LifeSaving Service, reected on Joshua Jamesand his legacy as he paid tribute at the lifesavers funeral in 1902: Here and there may be found men in all walks of life who neither wonder or care how much or how little the world thinks of them, Kimball said. ey pursue lifes pathway, do ing their appointed tasks without ostentation, lov ing their work for the works sake, content to live and do in the present rather than look for the uncertain rewards of the future. To them notoriety, distinction, or even fame, acts neither as a spur nor a check to endeavor, yet they are really among the foremost of those who do the worlds work. Joshua James was one of these. Following the example set by Guthlein, Clemens will continue to lead the boat forces community in living up to this legacy left by James. To pursues lifes path way, living in the present. Guardian master chief gets Ancient Keeper award 14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Back-to-School pool parties, school tours upcoming in August It may seem a bit early to talk about a new school year, but Camden County schools open in just over three weeks. Yes, Tuesday, Aug. 14 is the rst day of school for the Camden County School System. To help end the summer with a real splash and to help military children make smooth transitions into new schools, there are two big events planned for the end of the summer: e rst, Back-toSchool Bash, will be held at the Fitness Complex pool, in three sessions based on age group: Elementary Extravaganza, noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4. Middle School Mania, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 High School Hype, 8:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 ese events are always great fun for everyone. With music blasting, students and parents will have an opportunity to meet school principals and counselors, play games and meet new friends. Mark your calendars and plan to join all the fun! Standard pool entry fee applies. ere also will be Secondary School Tours. To help make the transition easier for secondary students, the School Liaison Ofcer will host tours of the both middle schools and Camden County High School. Military students who are new to the Kings Bay area, returning students who have been promoted to one of these schools, and their parents are welcomed to join the tours: St. Marys Middle School, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 6 Camden Middle School, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 6 Camden High School, 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 7 Each school tour will begin at the Teen Center, Building 0155, located in the Child DevelopUp Periscope The Olympics are coming, whats your favorite event? Page 11 Welcome USS Georgia returns to Kings Bay homecoming Page 4 Special Day Children enjoy program at NSB Youth Center Page 7Submarine Group 10 earns honors Homeward bound e Navys 14 ballisticmissile submarines assigned to the Atlanticbased Task Force 144 and Pacificbased Task Force 134 were awarded the Meritorious Unit Com mendation July 20, recognizing their excellence in strategic deterrence. Ceremonies honoring the achievements of the submarines and their supporting commands took place in their homeports Kings Bay and of Bangor, Wash. e award was presented on the 52nd anniversary of the Navys rst submerged ballistic missile launch, made by USS George Washington (SSBN 598) July 20, 1960. On July 20, 1960, the commanding ofcer of USS George Washington transmitted his message to President Dwight Eisenhower, Polaris from out of the deep NSB school liaison sets end-of-summer events Region stresses safetyMotorcycle training courses save livesNavy Region Southeast has made great strides in getting motorcycle riders into the appropriate training courses that are proven life-savers, including the Basic Rider Course, Military Sportbike Rider Course and Experienced Rider Course. e region has nearly 4,000 riders, and 42 percent of them ride sport bikes built for speed. Max Bassett, Naval Air Station Jacksonvilles deputy safety Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Group, six boats, squadron, base receive Meritorious Unit awards ... SSBN force has delivered what we asked of them ... Vice Adm. John Richardson Commander, Sub Forces Elementary Extravaganza noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 4 Middle School Mania 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Aug. 11 High School Hype 8:30 to 10 p.m., Aug. 11 at NSB Kings Bay pool

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ment Center complex just across from the Housing Oce. e tours will begin with a review of the on-base Child and Youth Program Teen Program and facility. Tour groups will then be transported to the school where the group will be met by a school representative or a Youth Sponsorship Ambassador who will share important information about the school, clubs and other programs. Tours will end at the Teen Center where light refreshments will be served and questions answered. Interested in joining one these tours? Register your intent to join a tour by contacting the School Liaison Ocer at (912) 573-8986 or e-mailing kingsbaylo@navy.mil. Burial at sea is a means of nal disposition of remains that is performed on United States Navy vessels. e committal ceremony is performed while the ship is deployed. erefore, family members are not allowed to be present. e commanding ocer of the ship assigned to perform the ceremony will notify the family of the date, time and longitude and latitude once the committal service has been completed. Active duty, retired Sailors and their dependents are entitled to burial at sea. Anyone desiring this honor should indicate that preference in writing and have the next-of-kin or executor of the estate contact Navy Mortuary Aairs at the following address to coordinate arrangements: Burial-at-Sea Coordinator Naval Hospital Branch Medical Clinic P.O. Box 280148 Mayport, FL 32288-0148 Phone: (904) 270-4285 Web site: www.public.navy.mil/ bupers-npc/support/casualty/mortuary/Pages/BurialAtSea.aspx) If the preference for burial-at-sea was not in writing by the retired member, the person authorized to direct disposition may authorize burial-at-sea. e following documents must be submitted to the commanding ocer of the Navy or Coast Guard vessel/aircraft that will conduct the ceremony: Copy Civil Death Certificate Certicate of Cremation or transit permit issued by the appropriate civil authority Signed request/authorization for committal from the primary next-of-kin or PADD Copy of DD-214 and marriage certicate e authorization should include the decedents full name, grade, SSN and/or serial number, branch of service, dates of service and retirement, date of death, religious service desired and where remains are committed. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. CACs updated on RAPIDS site RAPIDS Self-Service is available to Common Access Card holders. RSS is a Web site that allows CAC holders to update their information and verify family members for DoD ID card reissuance. Using this Web-based application, CAC holders have the ability to update certain information associated with their record. Additionally, they may use RSS to verify a family members relationship and eligibility by digitally signing the DD Form 1172-2 for ID card re-issuance. A DD Form 1172-2 that is digitally-signed and generated through RSS will be stored in DEERS and is a viewable document in RAPIDS. Once veried using RSS, sponsors no longer need to accompany their family members to get the ID card. When a family member arrives at an ID card site, the DEERS/ RAPIDS operator may view the signed 1172-2 by opening the sponsors record. To use the RSS Web site, one must be a sponsor with a DoD CAC and have a CAC enabled personal computer. Sponsors that are CAC holders may access RAPIDS Self Service at https://www. dmdc.osd.mil/self_service/ShipShape weight loss Aug. 16If 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 8-week actionoriented weight management program focusing on nutrition education, increasing exercise, and behavior modication skills that support a healthy lifestyle. Take the next step and make a plan that will work for you. Call Registered Dietician Mary Beth Pennington at 573-4731 for more information program or to sign up. Classes start 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., August 16 in the Fitness Complex classroom.NSB lost/found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil. NMCRS offers free uniform itemsNeed a Navy or Marine Corps uniform item? Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bays Uniform Locker has serviceable uniform items for free. Visit the Uniform Locker from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at NMCRS, Building 1032. For questions regarding NMCRS programs or services, call 573-3928 or nd them at www.facebook/nmcrskingsbay.com. Navy Exchange offers valuesChief Petty Ocer selectees can pay for newly required Navy uniforms using the Military Star Card. With the new and improved program, CPO selectees will receive a 5 percent credit on their next Military Star Card statement showing the purchase of CPO uniforms. e special oer good at any NEX Uniform Shop worldwide, but not for uniform purchases made online or toll free phone calls to the Uniform Support Center. inking about getting new prescription eyewear or contact lenses? Navy Exchange Optical Shops are featuring a special oer on eyewear, just in time for back-to-school. From July 1 to Sept. 30, NEX Optical Shops will offer no interest, no down payment and no payments for one year when purchasing eyewear with a Military Star Card. Oer applies to any complete prescription eyewear package, including contact lenses, of $199 or more. e NEX has changed its return policy to make it easier for customers. e NEX will no longer collect customer information, such as name, address and telephone number, when requesting a refund with a receipt. Customers returning merchandise with the original receipt will receive either cash back or a refund to their credit card, depending on how the purchase was made. is change was implemented to improve the shopping experience by speeding up the transaction and making sure the customer is satised with their purchase. Customers returning merchandise without the original receipt will continue to receive a NEX Gift Card with the refunded amount.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. Now hear this! Sea burial available to Sailors, family e Department of Veterans Affairs announced July 11 it is deploying a new model for processing compensation benets claims at 16 VA regional oces. e new model is part of a comprehensive transformation plan designed to yield an estimated 150,000 to 200,000 additional compensation claim decisions annually, while ensuring Veterans most in need receive priority attention. is new model is a part of our comprehensive plan to eliminate the compensation claims backlog, said Under Secretary for Benets, Allison A. Hickey. Our redesigned model follows comprehensive planning and testing to ensure we have the right recipe for success. e new organizational model involves special handling of claims from Veterans who are facing the most serious injuries or illnesses or experiencing nancial hardships or homelessness, and therefore need immediate attention. rough a new intake processing center, claims are routed to one of three segmented lanes: Express: Claims that have only one or two medical conditions, or have all the supporting documentation, medical evidence and service records needed for an expeditious rating decision referred to as fully developed claims. Special Operations: Claims requiring special handling because of the unique circumstances of the Veterans. These include financial hardship; homelessness; serious wounds, injuries or illnesses; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder associ ated with military sexual trauma; and former prisoner of war status. Core: Claims with more than two medical conditions, or those that will need additional evidence to make a compensation decision. e segmented-lanes approach helps increase speed and accuracy because the claims specialists become familiar with processing claims of similar complexity. Veterans and Veterans Service Organiza tion reps are encouraged to provide the needed evidence along with their application in a fully developed claim to expedite the process. Sixteen regional oces have received the new organizational and process model, including Huntington, W. Va.; Hartford, Conn.; Portland, Ore.; Houston; Cleveland; Des Moines, Iowa; Boise, Idaho; Phoenix, Ariz.; New Orleans; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Wichita, Kan.; Milwaukee; Newark, New Jersey and Fort Harrison, Mont. ese oces will also receive new technology systems and software upgrades over the next 3 months. All 56 VA regional oces will have fully implemented all of the people, process and technology initiatives in VAs transformation plan by the end of 2013.VA changes compensation processing Veterans Aairs manager, said training is crucial for these riders. New riders learn respect for the motorcycle and an appreciation for just how quickly these high performance machines can exceed the capabilities of an inexperienced rider, he said. Other technical skills taught during training in clude how to properly lean, turn, brake, accelerate and take necessary emergency evasive actions. e cours es also incorporate some Operational Risk Management and self-analysis of risk behaviors and riding mindsets. ey also learn a great appreciation for just how much extra protection they have when wearing proper personal protective equipment such as a full face helmet, jackets and pants designed for motorcycle riders, along with motorcycle boots and gloves, Bassett said. One of the biggest problems with motorcycle training across the eet is a high no-show rate for courses. is can make wait times for courses long, and its a wasted opportunity for Sailors who need to get into a class. e training safety courses are taught by contractors from Cape Fox Professional Services, and paid for by Commander, Navy Installations Command. e bill for classes is a set fee and costs the same whether one rider or a full class shows up. e Southeast Region has brought their no-show rate down considerably by increasing training notications to Sailors and their supervisors and by informing the command master chief about anyone who fails to show up for assigned training. ey have also reduced wait times for courses by adding extra classes whenever the wait time exceeds 30 days. Bassett said the leadership of Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy Region Southeast, and the cooperative working environment between the regions chiefs mess, safety professionals, command motorcycle safety representatives, and Cape Fox trainers has been key, but he also credits mentorship programs developed by riders to help one another. Mentors are our rst line of defense, Bassett said. Without them actively identifying our new riders and sitting down with them to get them signed up for training, we would not enjoy the successes weve had. RegionSchool 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility completed its most expansive Major Maintenance Period July 11, with USS Ohios (SSGN 726) certication for unrestricted operations. Major Maintenance Periods are part of a guided missile/special operation forces boats normal operating cycle and occur after the submarine has been forward deployed for 12 months. Ohios fourth MMP since being converted from a ballistic missile submarine included more than 56,400 man-days of work across 110 calendar days, 65 in dry dock. Even with the extensive and complex work package, the teamwork between Ohios crew and the project team to get the job done well was unbeatable, said Jerry Piotrowski, SSGN program superintendent. is is a testament to the quality craftsmanship of the boat and the skill of the mechanics who accomplished the work. Additionally, more than 8,000 man-days of contractor work were completed. ese eorts included signicant upgrades to the navigation, communication, radar, and sonar systems. e shipyard conducted work on the diver air system, superstructure, depth control tanks, air conditioning units, fairwater planes, and a number of seawater and ventilation valves. Team members from PSNS & IMFs Bangor site made signicant contributions in repairing a number of valves, allowing the Machine Shop to complete other work. e team also conduct ed troubleshooting and repaired several indication issues that had prevented the crew from monitoring water levels and move ment remotely from the Ballast Control Panel. Ohios Blue and Gold crews demonstrated teamwork as they augmented one another to help complete all testing. PSNSY & IMF is one of four NAVSEA public shipyards that play a major role in maintaining Americas eet and providing wartime surge capability to keep the nations ships ready for combat. USS Ohio rejoins sub eet War College visits Mexico Faculty members from the U.S. Naval War College returned July 14, from Mexico City where they taught a three-day war gaming professional development workshop at the Mexican Naval War College. e workshop, proposed by U.S. Northern Command, was to share NWCs expertise in war gaming methods with the Mexican Navy and to show the use and value of gaming to maritime challenges. I think many military commanders recognize NWC War Gaming Departments century-old legacy of conducting highquality applied gaming, research, analysis, and education, said Professor Shawn Burns. We hope this workshop will help the Mexican Navy as well as strengthen our international maritime relationship. Burns said the workshop was attended by more than three dozen senior Mexican military ocials including more than 20 captains from the Mexican Navy alone. Students gathered at the Center for Superior Naval Studies, Mexicos equivalent of NWC. ere, the war gaming team paced students through a step-by-step process that included lectures, smallgroup assignments, and incremental scenariobased aspects of war game development. Mexican Navy Captain Francisco Escamilla helped host, coordinate and facilitate the workshop. Admiral C.F. Quinto, the director of CESNAV, welcomed us and kept the students fully charged throughout the workshop, Burns said. Commanders Dustin Martin and Je Uhde rounded out the NWC wargaming teaching trio. One of the missions of the Naval War College is to strengthen global maritime partnerships and this was the second time I travelled to CESNAV to talk about wargaming, Martin said. Last year we introduced gaming to more junior ocer students. is year we were asked to come back and teach war gaming skills to senior sta ocers. ere is certainly a greater awareness of what gaming is used for and its value to senior leaders. Martin explained students were challenged with an oil spill scenario and then a narco-terrorism scenario. ey were then walked through the process NWC uses when a sponsor, such as a combatant commander, is trying to identify gaps or ways to respond. We wanted to show them how to design a game that was either educational or analytical, Martin said. e oil spill scenario was used to illustrate the analytical value of gaming. What are the shortfalls or what limits our ability to respond? e narcoterrorism scenario emphasized more educational goals of gaming. What courses of action are possible? If I act, what is the oppositions possible reaction and then what is my follow up action? When asked about what technology is required to introduce wargaming in CESNAV, Martin said the students were a bit surprised to hear his answer. We showed them you dont need fancy technology to do wargaming. Wargaming is about human thinking and decision making. Its not about computers. Our scenarios used a simple white board and markers, Martin said. For the NWC trio, it was obvious to them their lessons struck to the heart of the military leaders. During the last day of the practice exercise we gave them, there were extensive and heated debates and shouting among participants. You could denitely see and hear that they were getting into what we were having them do, Burns said. War gaming has been an integral part of NWC since its establishment in 1885 and continues to provide the Navy and Dept. of Defense as a means to link broad principles to specific strategies and scenarios. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 Above, Katie Greer finds her husband, Lt. j.g. Roland Greer. The Greers will celebrate their fifth anniversary, though a few days late. Left, Joshua, left, and Zachary Gossett wait for their father to arrive on the pier.Wearing a red, white and blue lei, the Ohio-class guided missile sub marine USS Georgia (SSGN 729) transits the St. Marys River.Senior Chief Machinists Mate Pete Riley hugs his daughter, Brooke. USS Georgia homecoming July 15, 2012 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy photos by MC1 James KimberAbove, Fire Control Technician 2nd Class Andrew Cunningham stands security watch. Above, right, Blue Crew members stand topside in preparation to handle lines. Right, USS Georgia (SSGN 729) moors at her homeport of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.Lt. Matthew Japzon is reunited with his wife, Jessica. Japzon and his Blue Crew shipmates deployed for three months.

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 5 to target. Perfect , said Vice Adm. John Richardson, commander, Submarine Forces. In many ways, perfection is exactly what we still expect from our Strategic Deterrent Submarine Force, even 52 years later. e performance of our people and systems in the SSBN force has delivered what we asked of them: stability and peace. At this very moment, they remain submerged and undetected; ready for the call that they hope will never come. In fact its that readiness the combination of stealth, skill, vigilance and passion that has allowed us to sustain a secure and survivable posture that minimizes the possibility that any power will seriously threaten our homeland. Its very tting that we recognize their eorts with this award. e award covers the period from July 16, 2007, to January 28, 2011, and recognizes the two task forces and their aoat and ashore units for their support of U.S. Strategic Commands global mission of strategic deterrence. For many decades strategic deterrence really meant nuclear deterrence ... because strategic attack really meant nuclear attack on the U.S. or our allies, said Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler, commander, U.S. Strategic Command. e men and women who serve both on SSBNs and in their supporting commands have delivered excellence in U.S. Strategic Commands mission of conducting strategic deterrence for more than 50 years. eir contributions have maintained peace and stability throughout the decades and have kept our nation and her allies safe. I am proud of the accomplishments of these superb professionals. e triad of ballistic missile submarines, ICBMs and nuclear heavy bombers with their associated tankers continue to serve us well. During the award period, submarines assigned to Task Force 134 and Task Force 144 conducted 119 deterrent patrols, continuing the mission of strategic service begun by George Washington and carried on by the 58 SSBNs which followed. e Task Forces provided an essential leg to our nations strategic triad and were a key element of our deterrent mission, said Adm. Jonathan Greenert, Chief Of Naval Operations, in the award citation. e deterrence mission executed by Task Force 134 and 144 during this period underpinned Department of De fense strategy and provided the backbone and foundation for our political leadership in execution of national security policy. e Meritorious Unit Commendation covers the 14 SSBNs and their supporting commands two submarine groups, two submarine squadrons, two Naval Submarine Support Centers and individual personnel on the stas of Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic; and Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet. In operating our ballistic missile submarines each a complex machine that requires the highest levels of technical knowledge, standards, and commitment these Task Forces and crews delivered the ultimate in strategic deterrence and uninterrupted, survivable, and enduring nuclear strike capability for our nation, said Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell Jr., commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet. ose of us in this business know all too well that the task of maintaining a safe, secure and eective nuclear deterrent is not an easy one. ese crews get very little recognition, but carry the enormous responsibility of being ready every single day throughout the year. is mission remains as important as it ever has been, and todays recognition is very well deserved. Task Force 144 is made up of six SSBNs, USS Alaska (SSBN 732), USS Tennessee (SSBN 734), USS West Virginia (SSBN 736), USS Maryland (SSBN 738), USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) and USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), in addition to Submarine Group 10, Submarine Squadron 20 and NSSC Kings Bay. Task Force 134 consists of eight SSBNs, USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730), USS Alabama (SSBN 731), USS Nevada (SSBN 733), USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735), USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), USS Nebraska (SSBN 739), USS Maine (SSBN 741) and USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), as well as Submarine Group 9, Submarine Squadron 17 and NSSC Bangor. e Strategic Guidance issued by President Barack Obama earlier this year listed a primary mission of the armed forces as the ability to Maintain a Safe, Secure, and Eective Nuclear Deterrent. It states the overarching mission of our strategic forces, As long as nuclear weapons remain in existence, the United States will maintain a safe, secure, and eective arsenal. We will eld nuclear forces that can under any circumstances confront an adversary with the prospect of unacceptable damage, both to deter potential adversaries and to assure U.S. allies and other security partners that they can count on Americas security commitments. Award Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said after his two days of meetings with Guamanian and military leaders, he is more convinced than ever that Guam has a central role to play in the strategic rebalance to the AsiaPacic region. e deputy secretary left Guam July 20 en route to Japan, the next stop on his 10-day AsiaPacific tour that will continue with visits to ailand, India and South Korea. e insights I was able to gather during this visit [to Guam] reinforce the departments optimism that our plan is achievable and in line with our strategic priority of maintaining security and stability in the Asia-Pacic region, Carter said. A senior defense ocial traveling with the deputy secretary told American Forces Press Service on background that during the Guam visit Carter wanted to convey to Guamanian leaders his optimism that the planned Marine Corps relocation from Okinawa is in a much better place than it was even six months ago. e processes involved in implementing the plan, including coordination with the Japanese government and Congressional authorization, all seem to be coming together, the ocial said. Carter discussed a number of issues with Guamanian leaders including Governor Eddie Baza Calvo and Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo. During those meetings, the ocial said, Carter spoke about the steps involved in the planned Marine Corps buildup on Guam. Current plans call for moving roughly 4,800 Marines to the island, rather than the 8,000 originally projected. About two-thirds of those who relocate to Guam will do so on a rotational basis, which means a smaller permanentparty presence and thus a smaller number of accompanying family members than earlier planned, he explained. A smaller Marine presence means less military construction of community-support facilities such as schools and childcare centers will be needed on Guam, the ocial said. e Marines will need land for cantonment, housing and training sites, including live-re weapons training, the ocial said. Previous environmental impact studies have determined enough federallyowned land and undeveloped acreage is available on Guam to support training, housing and headquarters requirements. Carter took a helicopter tour of possible sites. He said defense leaders are working now to place Marine Corps facilities where they will cause the least possible inconvenience to the islands residents. We dont want to set up a situation where Marine cantonment is on the far end of the island, with the live-re training on the opposite end of the island, therefore creating a lot of additional trac on the local roads, he added. Sites for air combat element operations, waterfront operations, and non-live-re training have already been identied in previous studies and wont change, the ocial noted. e Marine aviation element is going to go on the north ramp at Andersen [Air Force Base], the waterfront operations will be at Apra Harbor [Naval Station], and Andersen south will be used for non-livere training, he said. [Carter] also made the point that the Marine Corps buildup is only part of the story for the military on Guam, the ocial said. We have signicant activities at Andersen Air Force Base and Apra Harbor [Naval Base] that also demonstrate the strategic nature of Guam. Guam is the westernmost part of the United States and also part of Asia, the ocial noted. [ere is] a special strategic meaning to having American territory out here in Asia, he added.Guam key to Asia-Pacic defense strategy Fallen rememberedChief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert attended the WreathLaying Ceremony for the National Commemoration of the 68th Anniversary of the Liberation of Guam and the Battle for the Northern Marianas at the Tomb of the Unknowns in the Arlington National Cemetery, July 17. Following the ceremony CNO recognized the signicance of remembering our history and the veterans who have gone before us. We remember our veterans, Sailors and Marines, Greenert said. Many who paid the ultimate sacrice during the Battle for the Northern Marianas. He highlighted the partnership between the United States and Guam, and how this important relationship continues today. Guam and our Navy have a proud, shared history, and many of Guams sons and daughters continue to honorably serve our country today, Greenert said. Greenert was joined by members of Congress along with ag and general ocers from all services to recognize the sacrices of the United States service members who gave their lives to liberate the people of Guam during World War II.

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Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how 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 In recognition of June as Exceptional Family Member Program Month, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Fleet and Family Support Center sponsored its rst Special Day for Special Kids Saturday, June 23, at the Child and Youth Programs Youth Center. The event provided exceptional military families an opportunity to enjoy indoor and outdoor recreation, meet other families with special needs and gather information from both the EFMP liaison and school liaison ofcer. Children enjoyed a variety of water games, playground activities and a lunch. For additional about EFMP, how it can support your active-duty military family or the other services available, contact Cynthia James-Williams at (912) 573-1079 or (912) 573-4513. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 7

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Monday, July 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.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, July 31. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.safeTalk suicide prevention July 27safeTALK helps to create suicide-safer communities. A training lasting about three hours, safeTALK is for everyone in the community and is designed to ensure that per sons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interventions. This class is offered 8 a.m. to noon, July 27. Registration, by calling 5734512, is required.Spouse Indoctrination class meets July 30The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numerous resources that are avail able to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speakers who provide information and answer any questions. This class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 30. To register, 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. Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for 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 participate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retire ment and be available for an exam by the VA. Call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.FFSC LS serves with CorpsCorpsmen, medical ocers, religious service specialists and chaplains are the most common Navy specialties seen working hand-to-hand with Marines. However, other jobs such as logistics specialists are a much more uncommon sight. Petty Ocer 3rd Class Paul M. Koch, a logistics specialist with 2nd Supply Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, has managed to distinguish himself among leathernecks for nearly ve years. Kochs career started in 2007, when he joined the Navy with the desire of becoming a corpsman and deploying. I wasnt able to get the job I wanted, so the logistics specialist job opened up and I took it, the Iowa, native explained. e logistics specialist occupational specialty was created as a result of combining the Navys storekeeper and postal clerk specialties. LS Sailors are in charge of taking inventory of general supplies that support ships and squadrons. e job demands are similar to the Marine Corps warehouse and postal clerks. During his time at the Naval Technical Training Center aboard Naval Air Station Meridian, Miss., Koch made it clear to his superiors that he wanted to serve in an operational unit, such as the Seabees. Upon graduation, though, he was informed that his wish was not possible. I was told that there was an opening with a Marine Corps unit instead, he said. I thought it was cool I was going to get to work with the Marines. What Koch did not think was that the Marines were going to take him for a spin in some of the most dangerous terrain known to mankind. He started by volunteering to deploy with the battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. In Iraq I got to meet a lot of great people and thats where I got more involved with Marines, Koch explained. During that deployment I received my [Fleet Marine Force badge]. e FMF is a badge earned by naval personnel who are trained and qualied to operate with Marines. After returning from his rst deployment, Koch was promoted to petty ocer 3rd class. He continued to serve with his battalion and alongside Marines, but in March of 2011 he decided to pick up the pace and volunteer to participate in Corporals Course. e month-long course is designed to toughen noncommissioned ocers physically and mentally through grueling physical training sessions and formal classroom instruction. e goal is to reinforce leadership principles among young leaders. I thought the course was a way for me to improve my leadership skills and to be at the same level as some of the Marines [noncommissioned ocers] in my shop, he added. Kochs successful completion of Corporals Course was fol lowed by a second deployment with the unit to Afghanistan in support of International Security Assistance Force operations from September 2011 to March 2012. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 9

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When I was a kid in track, I wanted to be in the decathlon. And, I could just about do it all, too. I still enjoy watching Olympic track and field. But probably even more, I like wrestling. The Olympic moment Ill never forget was in 1972 when Germanys Wilfried Dietrich 5-point suplexed seemingly inde structible 412-pound Chris Taylor of Iowa State to win an upset at heavyweight. Taylor was my hero. Im still stunned. www.youtube.com/watch?v=n79wBw_LJ9Y Lt. David Mahoney Pirates Cove Galley Fort Myers, Fla. Im probably more interested in track and field; specifically, the 100, 200 and 400. The sprints . Lance Cpl. Jacob Sullivan Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Oswego, N.Y. Gymnastics, definitely. They go through extensive training for years. MA1 Carlos Slade NSB Security Tifton, Ga. I like everything in the Olympics. I just want the USA to win everything and bring home the gold. CS1 D.J. Briggs Pirates Cove Galley Paterson, N.J. Basketball. I love watching the top players in the NBA against the rest of the world . Pfc. Brian Howe Marine Corps Security Force Battalion St. Charles, Mich. I watch the wrestling and boxing. I used to do them both . MMFN Chad Marshall NSB Kings Bay Bowden, Ga. Pole vaulting. It looks really simple but its actually very hard to do. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Look for our roving reporter around Kings Bay and tell them what you think about our question of the week. Iranian leaders must un derstand that the interna tional community will ensure the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf remains open, Ameri can and British defense secretaries said in Washington, D.C., July 18. For years, various Iranian leaders have threatened to shut the passage a crucial international waterway through which passes roughly 25 percent of the worlds oil. e Iranians need to understand that the United States and the international community are going to hold them directly responsible for any disruption of shipping in that region by Iran or, for that matter, by its surrogates, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters at a joint Pentagon news conference with British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond. e United States is fully prepared for all contingencies here, Panetta added. Weve invested in capabilities to ensure that the Iranian attempt to close down shipping in the Gulf is something that we are going to be able to defeat if they make that decision to do that. Hammond reinforced Panettas comments, saying forces of the United King dom will cooperate fully to keep the strait open. e United States is leading the eort, and Hammond praised Panettas decision to send the USS John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group to the U.S. Central Command region, calling it a powerful signal. e British have supporting assets in the Persian Gulf, and will work closely with the United States to defend the international waterway. Naval forces from a number of countries also will participate in the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2012 in September. e U.S. Central Command exercise will be held Sept. 16 and 17. More than 20 nations have agreed to participate in the exercise.Open strait a priority THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 11

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Navy Entertainment presents Craig Karges Dinner and Show on ursday, Aug. 15 at the Kings Bay Conference Center. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and are being sold at ITT and at the Conference Center. Suggested ages are 10 years and up. Come and experience the extraordinary mind blowing show that features tables oating, minds being read and metal bending. Craig Karges has been seen on e Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Larry King Live, Fox News, E! Entertainment Television, CNN Headline News and CNBC. For more information call (912) 573-4559 today. Open Fishing at Trident Lakes Golf Club The lakes on the golf course will be open for fishing through Outdoor Adventure Center on Friday, July 27, and Saturday, July 28. For only Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Back to School Bash events are being held for students returning to school this year. From noon to 2 p.m., Aug. 4 will be Elementary Extravaganza at the Pool Complex. Admission to the pool will be required, but a complimentary lunch will be provided for each elementary student. From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 with free admission will be Middle School Mania and from 8:30 to 10 p.m. will be High School Hype. ese are some great events if you are new to the area or promoted to a new school, even if you are returning to your old school. is is truly a great way for military kids to meet new friends or just stay connected. Games, activities, food and music will be part of the mix. For more information, call (912) 5738986. Fall Soccer Registration for ages 3 to 15 is 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. now through July 30 at the Youth Center, except holidays and weekends. An additional sign-up day is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Cost is $60 per child for active duty, reservists and $65 per child for retirees, DoD civilians and NSB Kings Bay contractors. Uniforms are included in the cost. Age control date is August 1, 2012, children must turn 3 years old before and cannot be 16 before this date. Late registration for Fall Youth Soccer will be accepted after August 4 at Youth Center for an addi tional $5, if openings are available. All new players must bring a copy of their birth certificate and proof of eligibility. For more infor mation, call Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202. Fun in the Sun is at the Kings Bay Youth Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18. Enjoy a day of fun. Cost is $3 per person with a $10 max for four people or more. Hot dog lunch, cotton candy, bounce houses, games and prizes. For more information call the Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. SAC Registration for before and after school Four different criteria dates for registration. Returning SAC patrons, CDC pre-K patrons going into kinder -Back to School soon Just for kids Karges dinner, show Aug. 15 Liberty call 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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ThursdayBreakfast 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 Peppers 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 FridayBreakfast Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs To Order Omelets to Order Pancakes with Syrup Grilled Bacon Sausage Egg & Cheese Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Beef Vegetable Soup Southern Fried Chicken Stuffed Fish Wild Rice Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy Black-eyed Peas Southern Style Green Beans Speed Line Grilled Cheeseburger Grilled Hamburger Hot Dogs French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner French Onion Soup Grilled T-bone Steak Grilled Crab Cakes Baked Potatoes Honey Glazed Carrots Steamed AsparagusSaturdayBrunch Chicken Noodle Soup Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Chicken Philly Sandwiches French Fries Grilled Hoagies Steamed Broccoli Cereal Oven Fried Bacon Omelets to Order Eggs to Order Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Pizza Buffalo Chicken Strips French Fries Green BeansSundayBrunch Knickerbocker Soup Barbecue Pork Sandwich Fishwich Sandwich Tater Tots Mixed Vegetables Cole Slaw Cereal Oven fried Bacon Grilled Sausage Patties Dinner New England Clam Chowder Prime Rib au Jus Garlic Butter Shrimp Twice-Baked Potatoes Rice Pilaf Sauteed Mushrooms & Onions Broccoli Parmesan Corn on the CobMondayBreakfast Oatmeal Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled Bacon Fresh Fruit Salad Breakfast Burrito Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Chicken Gumbo Blackened Chicken Roast Beef Rissole Potatoes Red Beans & Rice Calico Corn Collard Greens Speed Line Chicken Wings Pizza Potato Bar Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Seafood Newberg Teriyaki Beef Strips Rice Pilaf Noodles Jefferson Club Spinach Italian Style Baked BeansTuesdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Grilled Sausage Links Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Spanish Soup Salisbury Steak Confetti Chicken Brown Gravy Mashed Potatoes Mac and Cheese Simmered Carrots Fried Cabbage with Bacon Speed Line Chicken Tacos Beef Enchiladas Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Chili Barbecue Beef Cubes Chicken Pot Pie Parsley Buttered Potatoes Steamed Rice Simmered Green Beans WednesdayBreakfast Grits Soft/hard Cooked Eggs Eggs to Order Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes Grilled Bacon Corned Beef Hash Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Doubly Good Chicken Soup Braised Beef Tips Stuffed Flounder Buttered Egg Noodles Rice Pilaf Brown Gravy Simmered Lima Beans Mixed Vegetables Speed Line Corn Dogs Grilled Cheeseburger Grilled Hamburger French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner chicken Egg Drop Soup Roast Pork Teriyaki chicken Filipino Rice Fried Lumpia Stir Fried Vegetables Steamed AsparagusThursdayBreakfast Rolled Oats Eggs to Order Omelets to Order French Toast Grilled bacon Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes Lunch Regular Line Minestrone Soup Chicken Parmesan Meat Sauce Boiled Spaghetti Paprika Potatoes Steamed Broccoli Italian Kidney Beans Speed Line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cub Sandwich Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Braised Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes Chicken Gravy Tossed Green Rice Fried Okra Simmered CarrotsGalley 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.$5 per person, you can fish in any of the three lakes at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Fishing is from 6 to 8 a.m. Every one 16 years old and older must have a Georgia State Fishing License and Kings Bay Fishing Permit. Outdoor Adventures sells the Kings Bay permits. Its open to all patrons 10 years old and older. Pre-register at Outdoor Adventures, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. Space is limited so register early. Mark your calendar for additional dates: August 10, 11, 24 and 25. Call OAC at (912) 573-8103 for more infor mation. 80s Prom Night at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Its 8 p.m. to midmight, Friday, Aug. 3. Cost is $20 per person, or $100 for an entire lane and up to six people. You must register no later than Aug. 1. Come on out with your favorite partner and enjoy a fun-lled evening with a dance, best couple, biggest hair competition and maybe you could be the next Kings Bay Prom King and Queen. Price includes bowling, shoes, photo ops, dancing, heavy hors doeuvres, drink specials, Budweiser sampling, 80s music and more. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Back to School Movie Under the Stars At Rack-N-Roll Lanes by the lake on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at dusk, free movie will be Mirror, Mirror rated PG. Also, Rack-N-Roll Lanes special for one night only from 1 to 9 p.m., $1 bowling and $1 shoe rental. Dominos is oering a $5 medium one-topping pizza from 5 to 8 pm. Gather up the family and come out for an evening of fun before the school years begins. For more information call (912) 573-9492. Sealed bids Navy Lake Site Allatoona, Cartersville, Ga., has the following equipment (1) Hurricane boat No. 1170 with trailer No. 1385/ S/N 4123 no motor in po or working condition with needed repairs. (1) Pontoon boat without trailer no motor in poor working condition with needed repairs No. 1129. All the above equipment can be seen at Navy Lake Site Allatoona. Sealed bid applications may be picked up at the Navy Lake Site, 166 Sandtown Road, Cartersville Ga 30120. Sealed bids must be mailed to Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Attn: Mary Dawson, 950 USS James Madison Road Bldg. 1039, Kings Bay GA 31547. The sealed bid process began at 9 a.m. July 9, and bids must be received/postmarked by Aug. 9. Bids will be opened 9 a.m., Aug. 13. For more information, contact Navy Lake Site Manager at (770) 974-6309. If you are the successful bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick up your equipment. Back to School Dollar Day is at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, 1 to 9 p.m. Aug. 6. Bowling $1 games and rent $1 shoes. For more infor mation, call (912) 573-9492. Jaguar tickets Tickets are on sale now. Stop by the Kings Bay Information, Tickets and Travel oce. Season tickets start at $420. Two preseason games are avail able. For more informa tion call (912) 573-8888. Karaoke is looking for you From 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, July 19 inside KB Finnegans, host Doug Shankel, from Big Show Entertainment, is looking for some Karaoke fanatics. Enjoy the singing or pick a few songs and sing. Call (912) 573-9492 for more information. Run for the Fallen rough Aug. 21, participants can log their own miles on a miles donation card, which will be col lected at the end to tally up Kings Bay contribution. For more informa tion, call (912) 573-3990 or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ navytkingsbay. Rack-N-Roll Family Night From 5 to 9 p.m., every ursday bowl for only $30 per family. Cost includes a lane for one and half hours, shoe rental, a large one topping pizza and 25 tokens to the game room. For more information, call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu for all. Enjoy great appetiz ers, delicious lunch items and reasonable prices. e grill is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., seven days a week. Free Bowling Wednesdays 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 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 holi days. Book your tee time as early as seven days in advance by calling Trident Lakes at (912) 573-8475. Game on Come in and see Rack-N-Roll Lanes new gaming room and enjoy skeeball, basketball and more. Save tickets for prizes. For more information call (912) 573-9492. ITT has a new home And a new automated phone system. You wont have to wait to get that price you need. You can talk to a customer service representatives, but it sure makes it a lot easier for you. Call (912) 573-8888 for more information. garten and single/dual active duty members will begin Monday, July 9; active duty with work ing or student spouse and DoD civilians may regis ter Monday, July 16; DoD contractors may register Monday, July 23; All oth ers register Monday, July 30. Fees are based on gross family income. Register 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m., at the Youth Center Youth Center, except holidays and weekends. For more information, call (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 par ent or adult. July 28, 29 is Rio. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be for open viewing. Summer Camp at the Youth Center For chil dren kindergarten through age 12, camp runs through Aug. 13. A morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. Cost based on total family income. For more infor mation call (912) 573-2380.MWRKids Pirates Cove menus THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012 13

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In the world of Coast Guard boat forces, Master Chief Petty Ocer James Clemens is ancient. e Ancient Keeper that is. Clemens was honored recently with the Joshua James Ancient Keeper Award as Chief Warrant Ocer omas Guthlein, the former Ancient Kepper, retired from the Coast Guard. e Ancient Keeper is a title presented to an active duty Coast Guard member in recognition of their longevity in command of a boat force unit and outstanding performance in boat operations. e foundation for todays Coast Guard boat forces was laid by the pioneering eorts of individuals like Joshua James, the Ancient Keeper namesake, and are exemplied today by Chief Warrant Ocer Guthleins exceptional three decades of dedicated service, said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp who presided over the ceremony as the Coast Guards current Gold Ancient Mariner. Holding the title of Ancient Keeper means yourepresent all keepers who continue to live by the creed of those who have served before them; those who continue to go to the seas rocky realm at the peril of their own lives, in pursuit of the safety and security of others. e Joshua James Ancient Keeper title is much more than an honorary position that pays tribute to our heritage of dedicated service, Papp said. It is a sign of respect for achieving mastery of craft and leading our Services commitment to prociency. And master his craft he has. A native of Canton, N.C., Clemens enlisted in 1985. He was rst stationed aboard Coast Guard Cutter Rush but shortly after was transferred to his rst sta tion at Bodega Bay, Calif. e young Clemens could hardly predict that his duties in Bodega Bay would kick-start 25 years of service to the boat forces community and in 1990 he was assigned to Station Grays Harbor, Wash., where he ocially became a surfman. In 1995 Clemens became executive petty ofcer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Point Heyer in Morro Bay, Calif., followed by a tour at the National Motor Lifeboat School in Ilwaco, Wash., where he was a surfman instructor. Clemens went on to command stations Hobucken, Bodega Bay, Chetco River and Umpqua River. From learning the insand-out of small boats to teaching future surfmen and then commanding them, he has no doubt collected quite the assortment of sea stories or surf stories. Etched in my mind is the memory of the motor lifeboat Invincible rollover at Grays Harbor in the early 1990s. I was the surfman on the 44-foot motor lifeboat acting as the back up safety boat. It just happened to be my rst day in the surf after gaining my surfman certication. at mishap taught me the value of a second boat during surf training and I have seen that proven many times, Clemens said. e experience prepared him to be a better leader in the boat forces community where he knows he must always keep his crews safe and at the highest level of readiness. As we transition to new platforms we often replicate the growing pains from the past. I have lived through several platform transitions and the challenge of a new platform transition is always on the horizon, Clemens said. I think the most important issue for me is to make sure that everyone in our organization recognizes the value of readiness at the station level. While he has learned from the past, he is also inspired by what he sees by Coast Guard men and women each day. A particularly recent example was what he calls his units impeccable performance as tsunami waves, generated by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake in Japan, ravaged the port of Brookings, Ore. I am very proud of the tremendous bang for the buck taxpayers get from the boat forces community, Clemens said. I think it is pretty amazing that a crew of perhaps two E-4s and two E-3s can independently conduct a wide array of missions on a million dollar vessel. It never ceases to amaze me how much responsibility we in boat forces, place on our junior and mid-level enlisted folks. Sumner Kimball, superintendent of the U.S. LifeSaving Service, reected on Joshua Jamesand his legacy as he paid tribute at the lifesavers funeral in 1902: Here and there may be found men in all walks of life who neither wonder or care how much or how little the world thinks of them, Kimball said. ey pursue lifes pathway, doing their appointed tasks without ostentation, loving their work for the works sake, content to live and do in the present rather than look for the uncertain rewards of the future. To them notoriety, distinction, or even fame, acts neither as a spur nor a check to endeavor, yet they are really among the foremost of those who do the worlds work. Joshua James was one of these. Following the example set by Guthlein, Clemens will continue to lead the boat forces community in living up to this legacy left by James. To pursues lifes pathway, living in the present. Guardian master chief gets Ancient Keeper award 14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 26, 2012

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