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The Kings Bay periscope
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Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
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Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
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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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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:

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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:
UF00098617:00273


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Capt. Blake Converse relieves Capt. Eugene Sievers in Norfolk Capt. Blake L. Converse relieved Capt. Eugene Gene E. Sievers as Commander, Submarine Squadron Six, Oct. 5, onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpe lier (SSN 765) at Naval Station Norfolk. Featured speaker was Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge, Commander, Submarine Group Two, homeported in Groton, Conn. It is a pleasure and honor to join this amazing crowd and welcome a new commodore to Squadron Six as we pipe Com modore Gene Sievers ashore for the last time, Breckenridge said. In 2010 there were winds of change in the submarine force. With the ongoing shift of sub marines from east to west coast, the shore-side support structure was no longer well-matched to the footprint of the vessels that remained. Force-wide, three attack submarine squadrons were dissolved, and the ships that were formerly attached to those squadrons were selec tively re-assigned to the remain ing squadrons. In this swirling movement of people and ships and organizations, Squadron Six in Norfolk was the eye of the hurricane. It was a signicant under taking in adroitly leading seven ships, multiple shore organiza tions and a large sta through these winds of change. Riding the perfect storm of all three at the same time required a heroic, demanding, and a sav vy aggressive Up Periscope Dessert Day coming ... what will you have? Page 9 Stop it Signs that you are in an abusive relationship Page 7 Block party Fleet and Family has info fair, plus fun Page 4 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com USS Alaska gets new boss Bergdahl search continuesTaliban took Soldier in Afghanistan June 30, 2009 e safe return of the only U.S. service member known to be in Taliban captivity remains a top Defense Department priority, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Oct. 4. Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl is someone Pentagon leaders remember every day, Little told reporters at a news confer ence. We are taking steps on a regular basis to try to determine precisely where he is, and to secure his freedom, he added. Reconciliation between the Taliban and the Afghan government remains an Afghan-led process, Little said in response to a reporters question, and is not linked to the departments eorts to secure Bergdahls re lease. We are strongly dedicated to getting Bowe Bergdahl home to his family in Idaho, he said. We want to see that happen as quickly as possible. We never forget those who remain in the custody of those who should not be holding our soldiers. Bergdahl, 26, from Hailey, Idaho, has been missing since June 30, 2009, when his unit in Afghanistan noted his absence Cmdr. Todd Figanbaum relieves Blues Cmdr. Kevin Byrne e Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) held a change of command cer emony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Oct. 5. Cmdr. Todd Figanbaum relieved Cmdr. Kevin Byrne as commanding ocer of USS Alaska (SSBN 732) (Blue). Byrne, a Oakdale, N.Y. native, said his crew came a long way since the crew split after returning from a refueling and overhaul period in Norfolk three years ago, though the achievements never came easy. Our success was due to many things, Byrne said. We have come a long way since the crew split. As I thought about my time onboard, there are a couple of events that stick out in my mind. I remember my rst underway with the ship after the Ocer-of-the-Deck shifted the watch below Capt. Owen Travis takes helm of Florida Blue during change of commandUSS Florida (SSGN 728) (Blue) held a change-of-command ceremony aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Oct. 5. Capt. Owen M. Travis relieved Capt. Gregory M. Ott as the commanding o cer of the Ohio-class guided missile submarines blue crew. After receiving an introduction from Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, commander, Submarine Group 10, Ott, a Westeld, New Jersey native, said he has been re peatedly humbled by the professionalism of the Florida Blue crew during his two years onboard. Ive never been more proud of a crew Ive been worked with, Ott said. I can think of no better way to close out my career than to have been a part of this team. If I could give a career Bat tle E to the best wardroom, to the best Chiefs Quarters and the best crew Ive served with, it would go to [the Florida Blue] men. ere are those who will talk about the erosion of the quality of Chief Petty Of cers in our Navy. But I tell you, they are wrong. e Chiefs I worked with on Flori da are the best leaders Ive worked with in my 28 years,. ere are those who will also tell you that the current generation has weak values and a poor work ethic. Once again, I tell you that they are wrong. e young men on the crew impressed me every day. ey are our future leaders and our Navy could be in no better hands. Ott retires as skipper of USS Florida ... a ship cannot succeed without the love, patience and support of our families Cmdr. Kevin Byrne outgoing USS Alaska Blue CO The young men on the crew impressed me every day. They are our future leaders... Capt. Gregory M.Ott outgoing USS Florida Blue CO Capt. Gregory M. Ott addresses the crowd during the USS Florida Blue change of command ceremo ny and his retirement Oct. 5 at Kings Bay. Navy photo by MC1 James Kimber New commander for Squadron 6

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e Center for Information Dominance announced a new major update to the Navy Creden tialing Opportunities Online Web site, Oct. 3. is is the rst major overhaul of the Web site www.cool.navy. mil which has had more than 125 million hits since COOL was launched in 2006. Navy COOL is a centralized, Web-based hub that consoli dates information from numer ous sources at the federal, state and local levels on certications, licenses, apprenticeships and growth opportunities that correspond with each Navy rating, job and occupation. Armed with that information, Navy COOL has provided funding for Navy enlisted personnel to obtain civilian licenses and certications that are closely aligned with a Sailors job or rating. More than 76,000 certication examinations have been funded by Navy COOL, with Sailors earn ing a pass rate of 95.32 percent, compared to a national average of 70.85 percent for civilian pass rates. Navy COOL Program Manager Keith Boring said the updated Web site is now easier to navigate and has a fresh 21st century look and feel. It also provides a fresh new look and layout based o of cus tomer feedback, Boring said. is is not just a one-way prod uct, this is a two-way product of Sailors providing recommendations that enhances a Navy tool. e major new features on the COOL Web site will help address transitioning Sailors as well as veterans to identify job opportu nities and employment informa tion. Were not just tying them to a civilian equivalent occupation, its actually tying them to job openings, Boring said. All this is with coordination with the De partment of Labor, Veterans Af fairs, the DoD, so its really a joint eort, a great example of government agencies working together to produce a great product for our service members. Key features added to COOL that directly support the Navys credentialing goals as well as the White House/DoDs Credentialing Task Force vision include: Links to DOL-recognized O*Net Civilian Equivalent Occupations mapped to each enlisted Navy rating and Officer Designator (as well as other occu pations) The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations tie to My Next Move For Veterans Web site The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations display DOL Bright Outlook (indicates that new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job) The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations display DOL Green Occupations (indicates that this work is part of the green econo my) Local Salary Information (each Civilian Equivalent Occupation is linked to the My Next Move for Veterans Web site so users can view salary and employment information for the job) Find Jobs (each Civilian Equivalent Occupation will be linked to My Next Move for Veterans web site (so users can search for job listings in their area) eres a lot more to check out, Boring said. Please explore the site and see how were helping todays Sailors become a stronger, professionalized workforce, and how were providing valuable tools for those soon-to-be veter ans to be successful in post-ser vice employment. CID is the Navys Learning Cen ter that leads, manages and deliv ers Navy and Joint Force training in information operations, in formation warfare, information technology, cryptology and intel ligence. With a sta of nearly 1,300 mili tary, civilian and contracted sta members, CID oversees the de velopment and administration of more than 226 courses at four commands, two detachments and 14 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID provides training for approxi mately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and Allied Forces each year. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Rep. Kingston guest of MOAAU.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) will be guest speaker at the Kings Bay Chapter Military Of cers of America Association Oct. 16 dinner meeting. e meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with social hour at Osprey Coves Morgans Grill, St. Marys Road. Cost for the meal is $20. RSVP to Capt. Orren Crouch (USN, Ret.) at (912) 7292389 or orren.crouch@tds.net by Oct. 12.Red Ribbon contest offers prizese National Family Partnership is oering $1,000 to the school and an iPad to the student who wins the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week contest by decorating the front of their home with the message e Best Me is Drug Free For more information, visit redribbon.org/contest.Housing resident survey ongo inge annual Resident Satisfaction Survey runs to Nov. 1. Let the installation and the Navy know how well Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Un accompanied Housing is meeting your needs and provide input for changes. UH represen tatives will visit each command to provide an opportunity for all residents to participate. e front desk also will have copies of the survey for residents. Contact Mike Gebhardt, UH manag er, at 573-8953 for more information.Vets Memorial Park sets saleKingsland is taking donations for a yard sale to benet Veterans Memorial Park, Route 40 and S. Orange Edwards Blvd.. Plans include a penta gon-shaped pavilion dedicated to the families of the military and a water feature. Donations are taken through Oct. 26, with the sale Saturday, Nov. 3, and can be dropped at the Kingsland De pot, 200 E. King Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A tax receipt will be provided upon request. For more information, contact Trish Jared, executive director, Kingsland Downtown Developement Authority, at (912) 673-1891 or pjared@kingslandgeorgia.com.Heros Run Oct. 27 in Fernandinae rst A Heros Run 5K-10K Run will be Oct. 27 at Ft. Clinch in Fernandina Beach. e event, organized by Military Mothers of Amer icas Fallen and SPC Kelly J. Mixon Foundation, supports American Gold Star families and deployed military men and women. A kids fun run and 5 K walk also are scheduled. Pre-race day registration is $25. For more information, visit www.mothersofamf.com.St. Marys Railroad, Hay Oct. 13St. Marys Railroad Days is Oct. 13 at eatre by the Trax in St. Marys. Admission is free. As part of St. Marys Hay Days event, attendees can build their own scarecrow to be displayed either at their homes or businesses, or along the streets of downtown St. Marys. Scarecrow forms, clothes, and accessories will be available on site. Tours of the St. Marys Railroad Locomotive will be of fered as well as rides on small railcars. ere will be a display of 1/8 scale steam locomotives. Ho boes will entertain. Live music, food and other vendors, Fire Department clowns and a variety of exhibits including the St. Marys Police Depart ment Dragoon, round out the all-day festival. Call (912) 729-1103 for more information.Chamber seeks service nomineese Camden County Chamber of Commerce monthly recognizes service members who have gone above and beyond in their civic relations while at Kings Bay. What their contribu tions mean locally is important and deserves recognition. Nominations for Service Member of the Month should include the name of or ganization, amount of time involved and any recognition received. Each months service member is recognized at the Chambers Busi ness After Hours. Contact Janice Cook at (912) 729-5840 for more information. Forms can be found at www.camdenchamber.com/militarycommunity-aairs.Navy-Marine Corps Relief movesNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay has been temporarily relocated to the base Library, Bldg. 1066. Utilize the left entrance of the building for all NMCRS business between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information regarding NMCRS or to schedule an appointment, call 573-3928 or go to www.facebook/nmcrskingsbay.com. Now hear this! COOL launches updated Web site Navy Credentialing A two-day motorcycle Basic Rider Course is oered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Nov. 19 and 20 for fe male riders only. Active duty has priority, depen dants/civilians will be accepted on standby status. Sign up for this groundbreaking class. If you have always wanted to ride a motorcycle, or have tried to learn from someone else, now is the time to get enrolled and learn from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation fe male instructors. is is an all female class, instructed by females. Motorcycles, helmets and gloves are provided, although you may bring your own if you wish. Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and over the ankle footwear. e class will be taught rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather. ere will be classroom and riding time each day, with a written and riding exam to test your knowl edge. ere are only 12 seats, so sign up now. To sign up, contact your motor cycle safety representative, log onto ESAMS and self enroll or call Cindy at 542-2584. Parents of children with special needs know how daunting it can be to successfully navigate educational systems in order to secure the servic es and supports. In particular, writing an Individual Education Plan, or IEP, can be a challenging process lled with questions and concerns. e Child and Youth Education Services oce, with support from Georgia Parent to Parent, will host a free IEP Clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. e 16 one-hour sessions, shared by two counselors, will be assigned on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Each counseling session will in clude a 15 minute in-take process and 45 minutes of counseling. Ex ceptional parents will have an op portunity to meet with a trained counselor to review the details of their IEP details, get answers to questions and receive suggestions about how to best advocate for their children with special needs. To register for a counseling ses sion or to nd out more information about this program, call the Kings Bay School Liaison Ocer at (912) 573-8986 or e-mail clainetta.jeer son@navy.mil or kingsbaylo@navy. mil.Special needs IEP Workshop oered Motorcycle class for females only Motorcycle safety Pentagon ocials have conrmed the Oct. 21 deadline to apply for Ret roactive Stop Loss Special Pay has not been extended by the recently enacted Continuing Resolution. Service members, veterans, and beneciaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended under stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP, which was estab lished by the e 2009 War Supple mental Appropriations Act, ocials said. e average benet is $3,600. Applications can still be mailed, but applicants should, if possible, apply on-line to obtain an instant claims number and expedite com munication with service personnel, ocials explained. Since the majority of potential applicants have separated from the military, Defense Department and service ocials said they have used multiple methods to contact and re mind those eligible to apply. Outreach eorts include mul tiple direct mailings to last known addresses, contact with the VA and more than 100 other veteran and military service organizations, social networks, and local and nation al media. e president, Congressional members and senior defense ocials have also assisted to boost out reach. Oct. 21 deadline to get Stop Loss pay Stop Loss 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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from roll call. He is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infan try Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. SoldierPanetta urges military vote Monster winner Igniting the Possibilities was not only the theme of the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology Week 2012 being held on the campus of the Univer sity of Texas-Pan Ameri can, but also a reality for four young adults in their pursuits of obtaining a higher education. Sailors of Navy Recruit ing District San Antonio recognized two Heath Services Programs recipi ents, a Navy Reserve O cer Training Corps cadet, and a Nuclear Propulsion Ocer Candidate ap plicant during HESTECs Community Day, Sept. 29. Bryant Nieto of Wesla co, Texas, who is attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, was awarded $194,000 through the Navy Heath Services Collegiate Pro gram. Nietos parents, Isidoro and Melissa, were in attendance to see their son recognized. We are extremely proud of him and excited in his interest of pursing a medical career in the Navy, Melissa said. One of the reasons he sought out scholarships with the Navy was because he didnt want us to worry about the nancial costs, and he did not want em ployment to interfere with his studies. HSCP provides anywhere from $157,000 to $269,000 while nishing medical school, dental school or qualifying post graduate school. It in cludes a monthly salary and housing allowance from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 48 months. Charles Miller, a student at Texas A&M University, received a $180,000 Navy Reserve Ocer Training Corps Scholarship. Alberto Segura, a stu dent attending UTPA, ma joring in mechanical engineering was recognized for his acceptation into the NUPOC Program. I wanted to do some thing technical when I graduate and when I found out that the Navy had the NUPOC program, I was attracted to it im mediately, said Segura, a resident of Edinburg. I used to have part time jobs and now that I am in the program, I dont have to worry about money and can concentrate on my studies. Segura said that he is very excited about being selected for the NUPOC Program and is looking forward to attending Of cer Candidates School, I wish to attain leader ship skills and attend the follow-on nuclear power training courses to learn the physics of a nuclear reactor. e NUPOC program oers up to $168,300 while a student nishes college by providing a regular monthly income ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 30 months prior to graduation. e income includes a military sal ary, food allowance, and housing allowance that is based upon the location of the school a student at tends. Hugo Garcia, a UTPA alumni and dental school student, was awarded $190,000 from the Navy Heath Professionals Scholarship Program. HPSP can provide tu ition assistance for up to four years of school and provide qualied students with a monthly stipend of $2088. In addition, all professional school required fees and expenses, books and equipment are paid by the Navy.Navy scholarships awarded to duo In a video message re leased Oct. 5, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta urges the men and women of the Defense Depart ment and their families to vote in the upcoming elec tion. Here is part of the text of the secretarys message: On Nov. 6th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most im portant responsibility we have in a democracy the right to vote. Voters will choose from candidates at every level from the Commander-in-Chief, to legislative representatives, to county commissioners, city council members and others. I dont have to tell you that your vote can deter mine the future. It really counts. But there isnt much time. If youre overseas or away from home, request your absentee ballot im mediately, and mail it back in time so that your vote will count. And if you need help, visit your In stallation Voter Assistance Oce, or see your Units Voting Assistance Ocer, or visit the Web site www. fvap.gov. I encourage you and your family to play an im portant part in our great democracy. Your vote will help determine the future of our nation. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 B l o c k P a r t y N S B K i n g s B a y s Navy photos by Lt. j.g. Ted Haskell

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 5 e Marine Corps Birth day Ball is a long-standing tradition and a magni cent aair. For Megan Drake, it will be unlike anything she has ever experienced. Megan Drake is going to be treated like a celebrity. Shes going to be the cen ter of attention as a guest at one of the most presti gious and internationally celebrated events this year. Actually, it has been happening every year since 1925. e Marine Corps Birth day Ball, a long-standing and revered tradition, is celebrated world-wide by Marines young and old. In a service known for taking its customs seriously, the ball ranks up there at the highest. New dresses, new shoes, a new hairstyle and paint ed nails. For a girl, just preparing for the event is part of the fun. Megan and her hus band, Pfc. Calib Drake, grew up in neighboring Kansas towns, were high school sweethearts and are about to embark upon their rst Marine Corps Ball together. e most formal event they ever at tended was prom, which was special, but most cer tainly not black tie. Ive really only ever been to prom, said Me gan. But thats so dier ent from a formal ball. At rst, I didnt know what to expect. Im really excited, but it still feels a little over whelming. Once a year, not only do Marines get to celebrate their proud heritage dur ing the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, but they get to share that honor with those closest to them. ey enjoy the rare oppor tunity to dress to the nines and enjoy an evening of celebration and elegance. I love dressing nice, and I want to make a good impression, Megan said. So Im just going to try to be as prepared as pos sible. Ceremony, tradition, and etiquette are key ele ments that bring the Marine Corps Birthday Ball to life. e Lifestyle Insights Networking Knowledge Skill organization better aquatints families with the Marine Corps by holding events like Belle of the Ball. Like a mother prepares her daughter for a comingout cotillion, the L.I.N.K.S. mentors guided the wom en through the ball expe rience. ey shared their personal accounts of their time at the ball and passed down knowledge. For me, the most sig nicant thing about the ball is the tradition, said Sharon Altemoos, Marine wife and mother. Ive been around the Marine Corps my whole life, but when they play the Ma rines Hymn as the cake comes in, it still brings a tear to my eye. Its that sense of pride, integrity and tradition that makes the Corps so special. e ball is our chance, as the supporters of Marines, to celebrate our life of honor, courage and commitment with our Marines. e Belle of the Ball event was put together to give the women who have never been to the ball be fore the opportunity to see whats expected before they get there. e women learned Marine Corps tra dition and history, social and table etiquette and what is considered proper ball attire. Just walking in (to the Belle of the Ball event) and seeing how the tables were set up showed just how proper the ball is go ing to be, Megan said. It was so elaborate. irteen tables were ar ranged in the large ball room. ey were placed with proper table settings and ornate centerpieces. Belle of the Ball was de signed to show how things will look and play out dur ing the night of the ball. ere was a guest speak er, presentation of the col ors and cutting of the cake. e event was completed with a ball gown giveaway. Going there helped me out a lot, Megan said. Now, at least, I sort of know what to expect and I wont be completely sur prised or unprepared. Megan has most of her pre-ball preparations planned out and is approaching it with a very do-it-yourself attitude. I know how Im going to do my hair, and Im go ing to do my nails myself, Megan said. I have to wait to nd the right dress be fore I pick a color, though. Megan searched through the hundreds of free dresses oered at the Belle of the Ball event, unable to nd the right one. Her hunt continues. A lot of the dresses (at Belle of the Ball) were re ally nice, Megan said. I just want to make sure I wear one thats perfect. Being uprooted from home in support of a love one isnt easy. e Marine Corps Birthday Ball allows those closest to Marines to show their appreciation and support of the Corps. It isnt just about dress ing up and going out though, Megan said. Im excited to go with him to his rst ball. Its going to be special for both of us. decks. It took us one hour and 45 minutes to submerge the ship. at was not our best day. is last patrol, we were able to consistently do the same evolution safely in an appropriate amount of time. e results of the rst examinations we had while I was onboard were also challenging. Since overcoming those challenges, we won the Battle E, Omaha Trophy and many other awards. Byrne thanked the families of the crew for their support and his own family for enduring all of the hardships during his 21-year Naval career. e interest and enthusiasm I have seen from the Alaska Blue families has been amazing, Byrne said. In our business a ship cannot succeed without the love, pa tience and support of our families. [My wife, Jens] chal lenges have ranged from my absence during extended deployments, strategic patrols, sickness, compound frac tures and many more hospital visits. Yet, whatever the challenge has been, she always gets through the day with a smile. In fact, while I was underway for my nal patrol, she moved the family from St. Marys to Bangor by herself. is is the fourth move in a row she has had to do without me. I wouldnt have made it this far without [her]. Figanbaum, a Davenport, Iowa native, returns to Kings Bay, previously serving as engineer ocer on USS Maryland (SSBN 738). His last assignment was special assistant to the director, Nuclear Propulsion. Crew of Alaska, there is no greater honor or privilege as a citizen of our country than to be able to set sail with you, under our Nations ag, in defense of our values of liberty and freedom on the most powerful warship known to man, Figanbaum said. Alaskas motto is Kodiak Tough, and I would say to any who threatens our Nation, Dont poke the bear. Ott continued to boast of the accomplishments of his crew and thanked the Florida Blue family members for their support of his team. Before the Captain read his orders though, Ott deliv ered his retirement speech thanking his family for their unconditional love and support as he wrapped up his 28-year Naval career. Above all others, Rebecca is responsible for my suc cess, Ott said, speaking to his wife in front of about 200 people. roughout my career, shes been my condant and my advisor. Ive become a much better leader be cause of her counsel and advice. Im sure the ocers and Sailors under my charge have benetted. She didnt volunteer for this life, but she embraced it. Quoting President John F. Kennedy, Ott closed his career with one of the former Navy ocers most famous statements. I can imagine no more rewarding a career, he said. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction; I served in the United States Navy. FloridaAlaska leadership in the nest tradition of our most gifted leaders. e rm hand at the rudder, the seasoned navigator at the chart, the strong anchor in the storm was Gene Sievers. He had the unique gifts that made him the perfect man to guide Squadron Six in the storm, and its aftermath in Norfolk during 2010. He wove everything together into an inspirational, yet workable, philosophy that drove force eorts to the highest peak of operation al readiness. at is what the Navy has been blessed with for more than 27 years and what the squadron has en joyed the past two years. Today, Blake Converse inherits this capable and powerful organization that is Squadron Six. Con gratulations on this as signment. You were made for this moment, and I know you will excel. Breckenridge then presented Sievers with his second Legion of Merit award commending him for outstanding oversight in preparing the combat readiness and unrivaled performance of seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines on deployments to the North Atlan tic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Southern and Central Command Areas of Responsibilities. A native of Johnstown, Pa, Sievers assumed command of SUBRON SIX in September 2010. e Squadron Six that exists today is a testament to a submarine force that continually assesses the strategic environment and boldly makes decisions to align its resources to pre pare its forces to deploy in support of the national security strategy, Sievers said. Despite shrinking resources and scal con straints every ship in the squadron has deployed in the last two years, three are currently deployed and the rest of the squad ron is entering their nal preparations for their next challenge. ree dierent AORs and their associated Combatant Commanders have been served by these eorts with superior re sults. ese accomplishments were supported by a leaner organization ef ciently crafted to operate within the limits imposed by the current landscape. e squadron sta has not accomplished any of this by itself. e Norfolk team en joys a fantastic partner ship with a world-class repair organization, and a exible and eective training center which con tinually stays at the cutting edge of tactics and procedures to prepare the ships and facility here. is training team time and again met nearly impos sible timelines and work load to deploy the ships in outstanding material condition. Lastly none of these accomplishments would mean anything without a homere that has burned brightly over the last 25 years, Sievers said. To my two daughters, you have grown into beautiful young women and I am proud of your accomplishments. Your laughter and love has made a world of dierence after long days at sea or work. To my wife, you are the love of my life. I cant imagine any day that wouldnt be better or brighter because you are there. ank you for being with me through it all. Sievers graduated from West Virginia Univer sity in 1987, and received his commission through the Nuclear Power Commissioning Program. He earned a Masters in Busi ness Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. Converse is a 1987 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds masters degrees in Space Systems Engineering and Applied Physics from the Navy Postgraduate School, in Monterey, Calif. He took over command of the squadron with an anecdote. I am truly honored to be entrusted with command of this great subma rine squadron at such a pivotal time in our nation, Converse said. SUBRON SIX exercises operational control over seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines home ported in Norfolk, Va. e squadron sta is responsible for training and pre paring their submarines and crew in all facets of operations, including tac tical and operational readiness for war. Wife drills for Marine BallSix

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e hours at the Fitness Com plex have increased to 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays. All tness classes are free for all military and their family, retirees and their families. Au thorized civilians, contractors and guests will continue to pay appropriate fees for classes. Movie Under the Pines Park Free admission, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 for Brave rated PG. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks with the family at the outdoor theater. No snacks will be available for purchase. For more information call (912) 573-4564. New Pro Shop at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Check out the new Pro Shop for all your bowling needs, including a Winter Special Nov. 1 through Jan. 1 with 20 percent o all items. Order a ball and have it drilled for free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ursdays. Saturdays are by appointment only. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. In addition to the Pro Shop, RackN-Roll also oers oil line patterns. Reserve your choice of oiled pat terns on your pair of lanes for only $30 (2-hour limit) including lin age and shoes. You must reserve 24 hours in advance. Not avail able on Monday and Wednesday league nights or Friday and Saturday nights. For more info call (912) 573-9492. Trunk or Treat MWRs Fall Festival is 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 out side the Kings Bay Conference Center. Its free for kids ages 12 and under. Bring your children trick or treat ing early, and enjoy an evening of fun and games. ere will be priz es for the kids. Inatables will be up for the childrens enjoyment. Dominos will be selling pizza by the slice and drinks. MWR is accepting registration for individuals or groups to set-up and deco rate vehicles in the Conference Center parking lot to hand out goodies to the children. e best decorated vehicle will receive an MWR Gift Certicate worth $150. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Night Glow Golf Tournament Its Friday, Oct. 26 at Trident Lakes Golf Course with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for military and $35 for civilians. Nine holes in daylight, then dinner and drinks and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-the dark balls. Cost includes, for each person, golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call for reservations now at (912) 573-8475. Battle of the Border At KB Finnegans Irish Pub, starting at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 join the excitement. Wear your team colors and receive $1 domestic drafts until 6 p.m. For more info call (912) 573-9492. Spooky Bowling Special From 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 enjoy $1 games and $1 shoe rental at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. More information? Call (912) 573-9492. Feed Your Inner Beast Navy Adventures Unleashed has a new 5K Trail Run/2 mile walk on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Etowah Park. Start is at 7:20 a.m. All individuals and commands are encouraged to step up their physical readiness. Is your command up to the challenge? For more information, contact NAU at 573-9869 Sealed bids MWR Navy Lake Site Allatoona Cartersville, Ga., has the following equipment in good/fair working condition: one lot of vinyl boat seats, various colors and various sizes; one swim platform No. 1375; one swim platform No. 1262. All the 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 or Outdoor Adventure Center Kings Bay. Sealed bids must be mailed to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation at 950 USS James Madison Road, Bldg. 1039, Kings Bay GA 31547. Please make sure the envelope is marked with sealed bid written on the bottom of the envelope. e sealed bids must be received or postmarked by Oct. 22. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. For more information, contact the Navy lake site manager at (770) 974 6309. If you are the suc cessful bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick up your equipment. Sealed bids MWR Kings Bay Bowling Center has the following equipment all items are in good working condition: one Jayhawk Drill Press, Tri-Oval system No. N98-0763; one Lane Walker no. N92-0564; one Bowling mask ing unit single tier. All the above equipment can be seen at Kings Bay Bowling Center. Sealed bid applications may be picked up at the Bowling Center, 1216 USS Daniel Boone Ave., Building 1033, Kings Bay, GA 31547. Please make sure the envelope is marked with sealed bid written on the bottom of the envelope. Sealed bids can be dropped o at the Bowling Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. e sealed bids must be received or postmarked by Oct. 25. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m., Oct. 29. For more infor mation, call the Bowling Center Manager at (912) 573-9492 If you are the successful Bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick-up your equipment. NFL Sunday Ticket Every Sunday at the Big EZ Sports Zone watch your favorite teams on the many TVs and the featured game on the big screen! Snacks will be provided and beverages available for purchase. For more information call (912) 573-4548. Universals Halloween Horror Nights On select nights from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31, face hor rors most terrifying creatures in the esh at Universal Orlando Resort. Explore the depths of all-new haunted houses, spinetingling scare zones, live shows and more. features AMCs e Walking Dead, Silent Hill Alice Cooper, and Penn and Teller. Tickets are available at the ITT oce. For more information, call (912) 573-8888. Liberty and the Big EZ Check out the latest for September with trips, pool and card tournaments, and the Sports Zone. For more infor mation call (912) 573-4548 for details. 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. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Free movies for kids are at 1 p.m., Oct. 6 and 7 is Bed time Stories, Oct. 13 and 14 Where the Wild ings Are, Oct. 20 and 21 e Tale of Despereaux and Oct. 27 and 28 Brave. All youths under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after start time no one comes in to view the kids movie, the movie area will be for open viewing. e movie schedule is listed on Facebook under the events tab on mwrkings bay page.Free weekend movies Just for kids Liberty call Fitness Complex ups hours Retired Army colonel, Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Jack Howard Jacobs, and a group of distinguished guests who are in Hawaii for the National Medal of Honor Convention, visited the Virginia-class subma rine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) for a tour Oct. 5 at Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam. Its was an absolute honor to be able to show a true Ameri can hero around the boat, and talk to him about what the submarine force does and how we contrib ute to our countrys mis sions. said Cmdr. Richard G. Rinehart, USS North Carolina commanding of cer. e crew came to gether. ey understood the importance of this opportunity to show this group around, and they enjoyed the chance to show them a little about the submarine force and what we do. During the tour, the crew of North Carolina explained the dierence between Virginia-class submarines and other submarines, submerging and surfacing systems, and basic day-to-day operations on board. Coming aboard a ship with the capability of the North Carolina is awe in spiring to me, Jacobs said. Its hard to believe that only 150 Sailors can control this kind of repower and the projection of power around the globe. We are all very lucky to have the North Carolina on our side. During a battle on March 9, 1968, with the Viet Cong in Kien Phong Province in the Republic of Vietnam, Jacobs, then a 1st lieutenant, assumed command of an allied company when his com mand group including his commanding ocer took heavy casualties. He ordered a withdrawal from their exposed po sition and established a defensive perimeter. His Medal of Honor ci tation goes on to state, Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Capt. Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense re to evacuate a seriously wounded advisor to the safety of a wooded area where he administered lifesaving rst aid. He then returned through heavy automatic weapons re to evacuate the wounded company commander. Capt. Jacobs made repeated trips across the re-swept open rice pad dies evacuating wounded and their weapons. On three separate oc casions, Capt. Jacobs contacted and drove o Viet Cong squads who were searching for allied wounded and weapons, single-handedly killing three and wounding sev eral others. His gallant actions and extraordinary heroism saved the lives of one U.S. advisor and 13 al lied soldiers. rough his eort the allied company was restored to an eective Medal of Honor winner visits sub 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pres sure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Oct. 18. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Anger management seminar Oct. 31Anger is not an effective meth od for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slat ed for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 31. It can help you focus on iden tifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop tem per 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 fig ure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. 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.safeTalk suicide prevention Oct. 15safeTALK helps to create suicide-safer communities. A train ing lasting about three hours, safeTALK is for everyone in the community and is designed to ensure that persons with thoughts of suicide are connect ed to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interven tions. This class is offered 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15. Registration, by calling 573-4512, is required.Smooth Move Workshop scheduled for Oct. 16Smooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encour aged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to lim ited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 16. For more information, call 573-4513. Military Resumes: Your record in private sectorTake two hours to build a suc cessful document for your postmilitary job search. Participants should bring a copy of his or her Verification of Military Experience and Training, at least three evaluations and informa tion on any licenses or certifica tions held. Optional documents are award letters and tran scripts. This workshop is, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 18. Registration is required. For more informa tion, call 573-4513.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, Oct. 16, 23 and 30. This workshop is an opportunity to share experi ences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Oct. 22The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Oct. 22. For more information, contact at 573-4513.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the fed eral employment process, sala ries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electron ic Federal resume. This class is from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 22. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Spouse Indoctrination class meets Oct. 24The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numerous resources that are available 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., Oct. 24. To register, call 573-4513.Ombudsman Basic Training comingThere will be an Ombudsman Basic Training course for prospective Ombudsman, new Ombudsman and Command Support Spouses at Fleet and Family Support Center Bldg. 1051. This class will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. For more information and to regis ter, call 573-4513.Command Financial Specialist class offeredA five-day training course will be offered for prospective Command Financial Specialists. All CFS must be nominated by their Command. Registration is open to personnel E-6 and above who are financially stable, with at least one year left before PRD from their commands. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22 to 26. Registration is required. For more information, call 5739783.Command Return and Reunion training sete target audience for this class is Command Training Co ordinators and provides a tool kit for trainers to use while on deployment to address the is sues associated with return and reunion after deployment. is class will be 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 23. Registration is recom mended, call 573-4513. Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant Families can receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information will be provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and various other benefits and services available to expectant parents, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 17. Registration is required. Call 573-4512. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops October is Domestic Violence Aware ness month. e Commander Naval In stallation Command has designated this years theme Home is not a War Zone: Bringing Peace to Relationships. Wearing a purple ribbon during the month of October brings awareness to our community to stop domestic violence. ere are many signs of an abusive re lationship. e most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner, constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up, chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abu sive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation. ere are 3 types of domestic violence. When people talk about domestic vio lence, they are often referring to the physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person. Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside of the family. e police have the power and authority to protect you from physical attack. Sexual abuse is a form of physical abuse. Any situation in which you are forced to participate in unwanted, unsafe or de grading sexual activity is sexual abuse. Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have con sensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence. Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically and sexu ally are at a higher risk of being seriously injured or killed. Emotional abuse is a bigger problem than you think. Not all abusive relation ships involve violence. Just because youre not battered and bruised doesnt mean youre not being abused. Many men and women suer from emotional abuse, which is no less destructive. Unfortunately, emotional abuse is of ten minimized or overlooked, even by the person being abused. e aim of emotion al abuse is to chip away at your feelings of self-worth and independence. Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse such as yelling, name-calling, blaming and shaming. Isolation, intimidation and controlling behavior also fall under emotional abuse. Additionally, abusers who use emotion al or psychological abuse often throw in threats of physical violence or other reper cussions if you dont do what they want. If you are a victim of domestic violence or if you suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up. Help is a phone call away. If youre hesitating telling yourself that its none of your business, you might be wrong or the person might not want to talk about it keep in mind that expressing your concern will let the person know that you care and may even save his or her life. Talk to the person in private and let him or her know that youre concerned. Point out the things youve noticed that make you worried. Tell the person that youre there, whenever he or she feels ready to talk. Remember, abusers are very good at controlling and manipulating their vic tims. People who have been emotion ally abused or battered are depressed, drained, scared, ashamed and confused. ey need help to get out, yet theyve of ten been isolated from their family and friends. By picking up on the warning signs and oering support, you can help them escape an abusive situation and be gin healing. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone you suspect to be a victim of domestic violence, contact the Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Cen ter, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate at (912) 573-4512 for assistance and support. Next week: e cycle of violence in do mestic violenceSigns youre in an abusive relationship For more information, call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu. Enjoy great appetizers, 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 holidays. 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, bas ketball and more. Save tickets for prizes. For more information call (912) 573-9492.MWR ghting unit and prevented defeat of the friendly forces by a strong and determined enemy. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Jacobs also received two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. Jacobs, a military analyst with the cable news and information channel, MSNBC, continues to maintain involvement in several military-related organizations. He is the vice chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation, a member of the board of trustees for the National World War II Museum and holds the McDermott Chair of Politics at the U.S. Military Academy. Following the tour, Jacobs spoke about the crew. To see a ship where everyone is a well-oiled part of a very sophisticated machine and to rec ognize that they all work together in such a integrated and sophisticated way gives me a great deal of condence, Jacobs said. Measuring 377 feet long and weighing 7,800 tons when submerged, North Carolina is one of the Navys next generation attack submarines. North Carolina is capable of supporting a wide multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, special warfare deliv ery and support, mine delivery and mine map ping. With enhanced communications connectivity, the North Carolina will also provide important battle group and joint task force support, with full integration into carrier battle group operations.Sub THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 7

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When I asked about favorite desserts, apple pie and ice cream took a quick lead. Well, why not? Its classic. Its traditional. Later, I cornered a couple of Royal Navy Sailors to add an international flair. From one, I got chocolate cake. I fell in love with a chocolate cake with Oreo crumbles on it at a supermarket bakery recently. It made me summon all my will power to walk away. Modern supermarket bakeries eclipse even yesterdays stand-alone bakeries. Theyre unbelievable. STS2 Mike Miles USS Georgia Blue Roseville, Mich. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Its the best. STSSN Mike Mazyck USS Florida Blue Lawrenceville, Ga. Boston Cream Pie. MM2 Daniel Stith USS Tennessee Blue Trenton, Mo. Apple pie with some ice cream. You dont do any better. ET1 Dean Wardman HMS Vigilant New Castle, England Sticky toffee pudding. ET1 Miki Roberts HMS Vigilant Glasgow, Scotland Chocolate fudge cake. Marcia Love Director, Personnel Support Detachment Rock Island, Ill. Homemade peach cobbler with warm vanilla ice cream. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho GPS satellite launched e Air Force successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IVMedium rocket carrying the third Global Positioning System IIF satellite at 8 a.m. Oct. 4,from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. e 45th Space Wing, Space and Missile Systems Centers GPS Direc torate, Boeing and United Launch Al liance team are proud to launch the third installment of the GPS Block IIF, said Col. Robert Pavelko, vice commander, 45th Space Wing com mander, who also served as Launch Decision Authority. e rst GPS IIF satellite, Space Ve hicle 1, was launched by a Delta IV rocket on May 28, 2010 and the sec ond one on July 16, 2011, both from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. e GPS Block IIF satellites are built by Boeing, and will be oper ated by the Air Force following their launch by United Launch Alliance, using Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles. GPS satellites are launched at a rate to sustain the constellation to contin ue providing extremely accurate positioning, navigation and timing ser vices to billions of users worldwide. Once again, the 45th Space Wing, working in concert with our talented mission partners, is delivering space assets that will greatly benet our nation, Col. Pavelko said. We earn our stripes and prove to the world what a world-class team we have with every single launch we ex ecute from here.: GPS is a space-based, world-wide navigation system providing users with highly accurate, three-dimensional position, velocity and timing information 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. Every modern GPS satellite has been launched from CCAFS. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 9

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Marine Center growing A 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art addition to Space and Naval War fare Systems Center Pacif ics existing Marine Mammal Medical Center was ocially dedicated Sept. 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In attendance, were U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, Com manding Ocer Capt. Joe Beel, Executive Di rector Carmela Keeney, and Navy Senior Scientist for Animal Care Dr. Sam Ridgway, who is also pres ident of the National Ma rine Mammal Foundation. Davis, whose congres sional district includes Point Loma, Calif., spon sored legislation in 2009 to improve veterinary care for the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Programs dolphins and sea lions. Groundbreaking commenced in August 2011. Since the 1960s, the United States has trained dolphins and sea lions to detect sea mines and swimmers, and to recover inert torpedoes and test ing objects used in Navy exercises. Following the ribboncutting, Keeney thanked Davis for her continued support and eorts in securing funding for the medical center expansion, the rst Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacic military construc tion project in two de cades. Keeney recognized Na val Facilities Engineer ing Command Southwest for taking the lead on the project, as well as eorts by SSC Pacics safety, en vironmental and facilities groups. Keeney also saluted Ridgway, often called the Father of the Navys Ma rine Mammal Program, and his many contribu tions to marine mammal care, as well as the contri butions of program man ager Mike Rothe. She reminded attendees that ultimately, all eorts were focused on providing the best marine mammal care possible so, in turn, the Marine Mammal Program can continue to suc ceed in its missions. Beel also thanked the many people whose ef forts contributed to the completion of the new facility. He emphasized the importance of SSC Pacics Marine Mammal Program, and supporting the warghter amid an in creased demand for minehunting assistance in light of recent turmoil in the Arabian Gulf region. Beel complimented the unique example of Army Soldiers (veterinarians) working with Navy civil ians and active-duty Sail ors to provide such an incredible warghting ca pability. e facilitys expanded capabilities will improve the delivery of veterinary care, which enhances the animals readiness to de ploy for mine warfare and force protection missions. Davis thanked leader ship for the invitation to participate in the dedica tion of the programs new facility, and expressed her rm support for the Marine Mammal Program and its mission of provid ing critical national security capabilities. e Navy Marine Mam mal Program is critical to national security and I am proud to be a part of the expansion of the Navy marine mammal medical facility at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacic, Davis said. is stateof-the-art facility provides additional capacity and the latest medical and laboratory equipment to Navy civilian personnel and Army veterinary sta responsible for providing the highest possible care to marine mammals. With this investment, the Navy will have an even greater ability to care for these amazing animals. A walk through the ex pansions 1,260 square feet of space highlighted the facilitys improved functionality and state-ofthe-art medical capabilities, including the creation of a new surgery suite, laboratory, pharmacy, and pathology room. Mechanical, electrical and information technol ogy improvements will support new diagnostic imaging and patient mon itoring capabilities. As demonstrated by sta team members, SSC Pacic veterinarians will have access to diagnostic images, the animals med ical history, along with any other health data in the same room while they are performing a procedure. With increased space and new equipment, including state-of-the-art blood analyzers, we will be able to load up our cart and take it to the animals, said Dr. Eric Jensen, who is the managing clinical vet erinarian for the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. Now, while were working, we can have all our equipment right at hand and well never have to move the patient. Jensen also pointed out the medical centers ex pansion makes it a oneof-a-kind surgical center, the most advanced in the world, where fellow vet erinary professionals from Sea World or Disney can now tour the cutting-edge facilities, and, take back ideas on integrating lessinvasive care procedures for their animal hospitals. Syrian attacks deplorable e United States stands with its NATO ally Turkey in Ankaras response to a Syrian cross-border mor tar attack that killed ve Turkish civilians Oct. 3, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Oct. 4. During a news confer ence, Little said Defense Department ocials are outraged by the Syr ian governments actions along the Turkish border. We hope that this doesnt escalate into a broader conict; we hope that the situation de-esca lates, he said. Turkey responded to the attack with artillery re di rected against Syrian military targets. It is absolutely inap propriate, wrong and de plorable for the Syrian re gime to conduct this kind of activity along the bor der, which has led to the loss of life of Turkish civil ians, Little said. NATO ocials released a statement following an emergency meeting called after the cross-border in THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 11

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Phones to steer rotocra e Oce of Naval Research awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin and Aurora Flight Sciences Sept. 28 to develop robotic rotorcraft capable of supporting rapid autonomous aerial cargo delivery to the battleeld. ONR is initially providing $28 million to the industryled teams to develop proto type concepts in the Auton omous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. e system would sup port Navy and Marine Corps units under hostile conditions and could be operated by any warf ighter on the ground with a smartphone-like device. AACUS responds to warghter needs derived from our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Mike Deitchman, who heads ONRs Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department. We are try ing to develop an autono mous system to deliver supplies to the battlefront more quickly-and to get our vehicle convoys o dangerous roads, where theyre much more vul nerable to attack. AACUS, an ONR Innovative Naval Prototype, will produce articial intel ligence and autonomous sensing and perception technologies, including threatand obstacle-detection and avoidance sys tems and automatic landing capabilities. e system is designed to allow robotic helicopters to take o, y and de liver supplies on their own without a human robotics expert physically controlling them. Ultimately, these tech nologies could transition not just to unmanned vertical takeo and landing aircraft, but also to manned rotorcraft that currently experience problems with landing in brown-out conditions. e initiative is part of a ve-year, $98 million eort to develop sensors and control technologies for robotic rotorcraft. Na val forces will one day use a mobile application to summon the autonomous unmanned rotorcraft to deliver combat supplies. e two teams will com mence work this fall to demonstrate their autonomous systems in early 2014. Program ocials expect to see beyond lineof-sight operation as well as operations in a GPSdenied environment. With industry partners, ONR has teamed with NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to realize the projects full potential. e goal is to get to a rst ight demonstration in 18 months in a realis tic setting at a test range with obstacles present, said Dr. Mary Cummings, program ocer. Its a yo to see who can do the best. e science and technology developed will be a huge leap in autono mous aircraft capabilities and human-machine interaction, said Cummings. While he works to protect the country,St. Jude works to save his daughter from a deadly disease.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.800-822-6344www.stjude.orgMatt Pasco, Chief Warrant Ofcer 2 and his daughter Delilah 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Charges against two Marines were referred to trial by courts-martial Sept. 21 for their alleged involvement in urinating on deceased Taliban ght ers and for posing for un ocial photographs with human casualties in Af ghanistan. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat De velopment command, referred the charges. e incident allegedly took place during a coun terinsurgency operation near Sandala in the Musa Qala district of Afghani stans Helmand province on or about July 27, 2011. e charges were re ferred to courts-martial by Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, the Commanding General of Ma rine Corps Combat Devel opment Command. Marine Corps Sta Sgts. Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola also were charged for other misconduct that alleg edly took place during the same operation, including being derelict in their duties by failing to properly supervise junior Marines, failing to require junior Marines to wear their per sonal protective equip ment, failing to stop and report the misconduct of junior Marines, failing to report the negligent discharge of a grenade launcher, and failing to stop the indiscriminate ring of weapons. Deptola also is charged with failing to stop the unnecessary damaging of Afghan compounds and wrongfully and indiscrim inately ring a recovered enemy machine gun. Both Marines are as signed to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Last month, three Marines received nonjudicial punishment for miscon duct that came to light during several investiga tions into the desecration incident, shown in a video that became public and circulated widely on the Internet in January. Dis ciplinary actions regarding other Marines will be announced at a later date, ocials said. e charges are accusa tions against the individual Marines, ocials em phasized, and the accused are presumed innocent and are guaranteed the right to due process under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Coast Guard has TV showFollowing on the suc cess of Coast Guard Alas ka, e Weather Channel and Al Roker Entertain ment announced a new docu-series to be called Coast Guard Florida. Scheduled to premiere in October, the show follows the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District as they conduct operations aimed at protecting Americans on the sea, protecting America from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. e response to Coast Guard Alaska demonstrated the publics inter est in seeing good people do good work on behalf of the nation in a magni cent part of the country, said Capt. Ron LaBrec, chief of Coast Guard pub lic aairs. Operating out of Florida presents a dif ferent set of challenges for our service and Coast Guard Florida will provide the American people with another insider look into what it wants from its pub lic agencies important work, done competently and eciently by dedicated and inspiring public servants. Showcasing Coast Guard men and women operating out of Florida means introducing a whole new set of Coast Guard missions includ ing ports, waterways and coastal security, drug in terdiction and border security. In addition to the heavy dose of search and resuce and environmental protection missions the Coast Guard Alaska audience has already come to asso ciate with the nations old est continuing seagoing service. Scheduled for 13 epi sodes of 60-minutes each, Coast Guard Florida premieres one year after the launch of Coast Guard Alaska. e Weather Channel has already announced plans to air a second and third season of the show that introduced millions to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and will continue showcase personnel hard at work at Coast Guard sectors, stations, patrol boats and cutters standing the watch over Alaskas 44,000 miles of coastline on a daily basis. Coast Guard Florida will have a very dierent look and feel as it highlights operations and missions from three dierent sta tions in southern Florida. Coast Guard Alaska is one of the projects Im most proud of as a pro ducer, said Al Roker, pres ident and CEO of Al Roker Entertainment. e United States Coast Guard is an awe-inspiring group of men and women and we feel privileged to give viewers an inside look at the courageous acts they embark on every day in serving our country. Coast Guard Florida will allow us to continue to tell their stories. Trebek visits NaplesLong-time USO sup porter and iconic game show host Alex Trebek, along with his Jeopardy! crew took time out of their busy schedules to visit Naval Support Activity Naples on Oct. 6 in search of new talent for the popular game shows upcoming Salute to the Military competition. Trebeks visit to NSA Naples consisted of an au tograph signing, a mock Jeopardy! game, a tour of the base and area at tractions, and a chance for service members and their spouses to be contes tants on the show. Laura Hitchcock, a Navy spouse, was rst in line to meet Trebek. Ive been watching Alex and Jeopardy! since I was a little girl, she said. Meeting him will make my year, even my decade. Trebek is a recipient of the USO Bob Hope Award for his achievements in entertainment and commitment to service mem bers, and this visit to Na ples kicks o his 13th USO tour since 1987. I have always been a passionate supporter of our men and women in uniform, Trebek said. ere is no better feeling that showing our troops just how much we care. Trebek was not the only one from the show visiting the Neapolitan city. A member of the Clue Crew, a team of roving correspondents that re cord various clues from around the globe, also came along for the ride. Since the Clue Crews inception in 2001, the team has recorded clues on all seven continents, including 280 dierent cities, spanning 48 states and 44 countries. is is my eighth sea son with the Jeopardy! Clue Crew and my sec ond USO tour, Kelly Mi yahara said. I absolutely love Italy and to be here in support of our servicemen and women is super excit ing. For those service members and their families that did not get the chance to make the mornings fes tivities, Trebek took to the Naples High School foot ball eld to ip the coin for the teams homecoming game amid a very grateful crowd. Jeopardy!, the winner of a 2011 Peabody award and 30 Emmy awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/ Audience Participation Program, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. Entering its 29th season, the series is the No. 1-rat ed quiz show in syndica tion with 25 million view ers each week. Trebek and crew are scheduled to visit bases in Italy and Germany through Oct. 13 in search of contestants to appear on the show. Naples is our rst stop, said Oname ompson, communications manager for USO. Were very excit ed to kick things o here and hoping that through out our travels, to nd as much diversity as we can in order to showcase all the branches of service. cident, saying the alli ance continues to stand by Turkey and demands the immediate cessation of such aggressive acts against an ally, and urges the Syrian regime to put an end to agrant viola tions of international law. It is time for Bashar Assad and his regime to step down, Little empha sized. ey continue to kill innocent civilians in Syria, and its time for the Syrian people to be able to de termine their own future in a country thats free of this kind of brutality, he added. Little said Defense Sec retary Leon E. Panetta has not had any contact with Turkish ocials since the incident, but that Penta gon leaders respect the inherent right of self-de fense displayed by Tur key. e director of Naval Submarine Schools submarine ocer advanced course was notied earlier this year that he is the recipient of Naval Submarine Leagues 2012 Rear Adm. Frederick B. Warder Award for Out standing Achievement. Lt. Cmdr. Angel Rodriguez, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., says he is humbled by his selection. Rodriguez will be recognized for his achievement at the 30th Annual Naval Submarine League Symposium Oct. 18 in McLean, Va. My selection was unexpected, said Rodriguez. Im humbled and hon ored that my command would nomi nate me and cant really fully describe the feeling of being selected. In a way, it hasnt yet sunk in. Established in 1986, the award rec ognizes a specic action, contribution or continuing performance, which positively inuences the reputation, readiness or future well-being of the Navys submarine force. Responsible for the annual instruction of approxi mately 150 ocer students, Rodriguez ensures students are immersed in diverse topics and disciplines includ ing, submerged navigation, tactical employment, and sonar and re control systems employment and deploy ment that prepare them for their next submarine assign ment as a department head. Lt. Cmdr. Rodriguez was my clear choice as nomi nee, said Capt. David Roberts, NSS commanding of cer. In addition to his duties as SOAC director, he is heavily involved as a submarine diversity volunteer. He attends and makes presentations at various engineering conferences and bilingual career fairs to promote engi neering as a career choice in support of Navy recruiting goals and mission for the 21st Century Sailor and Ma rine initiative. Syria Marines charged in video incident Sub ocer earns honor 14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Capt. Blake Converse relieves Capt. Eugene Sievers in Norfolk Capt. Blake L. Converse relieved Capt. Eugene Gene E. Sievers as Commander, Submarine Squadron Six, Oct. 5, onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765) at Naval Station Norfolk. Featured speaker was Rear Adm. Richard P. Breckenridge, Commander, Submarine Group Two, homeported in Groton, Conn. It is a pleasure and honor to join this amazing crowd and welcome a new commodore to Squadron Six as we pipe Commodore Gene Sievers ashore for the last time, Breckenridge said. In 2010 there were winds of change in the submarine force. With the ongoing shift of submarines from east to west coast, the shore-side support structure was no longer well-matched to the footprint of the vessels that remained. Force-wide, three attack submarine squadrons were dissolved, and the ships that were formerly attached to those squadrons were selectively re-assigned to the remaining squadrons. In this swirling movement of people and ships and organizations, Squadron Six in Norfolk was the eye of the hurricane. It was a signicant undertaking in adroitly leading seven ships, multiple shore organizations and a large sta through these winds of change. Riding the perfect storm of all three at the same time required a heroic, demanding, and a savvy aggressive Up Periscope Dessert Day coming ... what will you have? Page 9 Stop it Signs that you are in an abusive relationship Page 7 Block party Fleet and Family has info fair, plus fun Page 4 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com USS Alaska gets new boss Bergdahl search continuesTaliban took Soldier in Afghanistan June 30, 2009 e safe return of the only U.S. service member known to be in Taliban captivity remains a top Defense Department priority, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Oct. 4. Army Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl is someone Pentagon leaders remember every day, Little told reporters at a news conference. We are taking steps on a regular basis to try to determine precisely where he is, and to secure his freedom, he added. Reconciliation between the Taliban and the Afghan government remains an Afghan-led process, Little said in response to a reporters question, and is not linked to the departments eorts to secure Bergdahls release. We are strongly dedicated to getting Bowe Bergdahl home to his family in Idaho, he said. We want to see that happen as quickly as possible. We never forget those who remain in the custody of those who should not be holding our soldiers. Bergdahl, 26, from Hailey, Idaho, has been missing since June 30, 2009, when his unit in Afghanistan noted his absence Cmdr. Todd Figanbaum relieves Blues Cmdr. Kevin Byrne e Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Alaska (SSBN 732) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Oct. 5. Cmdr. Todd Figanbaum relieved Cmdr. Kevin Byrne as commanding ocer of USS Alaska (SSBN 732) (Blue). Byrne, a Oakdale, N.Y. native, said his crew came a long way since the crew split after returning from a refueling and overhaul period in Norfolk three years ago, though the achievements never came easy. Our success was due to many things, Byrne said. We have come a long way since the crew split. As I thought about my time onboard, there are a couple of events that stick out in my mind. I remember my rst underway with the ship after the Ocer-of-the-Deck shifted the watch below Capt. Owen Travis takes helm of Florida Blue during change of commandUSS Florida (SSGN 728) (Blue) held a change-of-command ceremony aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Oct. 5. Capt. Owen M. Travis relieved Capt. Gregory M. Ott as the commanding ocer of the Ohio-class guided missile submarines blue crew. After receiving an introduction from Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, commander, Submarine Group 10, Ott, a Westeld, New Jersey native, said he has been repeatedly humbled by the professionalism of the Florida Blue crew during his two years onboard. Ive never been more proud of a crew Ive been worked with, Ott said. I can think of no better way to close out my career than to have been a part of this team. If I could give a career Battle E to the best wardroom, to the best Chiefs Quarters and the best crew Ive served with, it would go to [the Florida Blue] men. ere are those who will talk about the erosion of the quality of Chief Petty Ofcers in our Navy. But I tell you, they are wrong. e Chiefs I worked with on Florida are the best leaders Ive worked with in my 28 years,. ere are those who will also tell you that the current generation has weak values and a poor work ethic. Once again, I tell you that they are wrong. e young men on the crew impressed me every day. ey are our future leaders and our Navy could be in no better hands. Ott retires as skipper of USS Florida ... a ship cannot succeed without the love, patience and support of our families Cmdr. Kevin Byrne outgoing USS Alaska Blue CO The young men on the crew impressed me every day. They are our future leaders... Capt. Gregory M.Ott outgoing USS Florida Blue CO Capt. Gregory M. Ott addresses the crowd during the USS Florida Blue change of command ceremony and his retirement Oct. 5 at Kings Bay. Navy photo by MC1 James Kimber New commander for Squadron 6

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e Center for Information Dominance announced a new major update to the Navy Credentialing Opportunities Online Web site, Oct. 3. is is the rst major overhaul of the Web site www.cool.navy. mil which has had more than 125 million hits since COOL was launched in 2006. Navy COOL is a centralized, Web-based hub that consolidates information from numerous sources at the federal, state and local levels on certications, licenses, apprenticeships and growth opportunities that correspond with each Navy rating, job and occupation. Armed with that information, Navy COOL has provided funding for Navy enlisted personnel to obtain civilian licenses and certications that are closely aligned with a Sailors job or rating. More than 76,000 certication examinations have been funded by Navy COOL, with Sailors earning a pass rate of 95.32 percent, compared to a national average of 70.85 percent for civilian pass rates. Navy COOL Program Manager Keith Boring said the updated Web site is now easier to navigate and has a fresh 21st century look and feel. It also provides a fresh new look and layout based o of customer feedback, Boring said. is is not just a one-way product, this is a two-way product of Sailors providing recommendations that enhances a Navy tool. e major new features on the COOL Web site will help address transitioning Sailors as well as veterans to identify job opportunities and employment information. Were not just tying them to a civilian equivalent occupation, its actually tying them to job openings, Boring said. All this is with coordination with the Department of Labor, Veterans Affairs, the DoD, so its really a joint eort, a great example of government agencies working together to produce a great product for our service members. Key features added to COOL that directly support the Navys credentialing goals as well as the White House/DoDs Credentialing Task Force vision include: Links to DOL-recognized O*Net Civilian Equivalent Occupations mapped to each enlisted Navy rating and Officer Designator (as well as other occupations) The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations tie to My Next Move For Veterans Web site The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations display DOL Bright Outlook (indicates that new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job) The linked Civilian Equivalent Occupations display DOL Green Occupations (indicates that this work is part of the green economy) Local Salary Information (each Civilian Equivalent Occupation is linked to the My Next Move for Veterans Web site so users can view salary and employment information for the job) Find Jobs (each Civilian Equivalent Occupation will be linked to My Next Move for Veterans web site (so users can search for job listings in their area) eres a lot more to check out, Boring said. Please explore the site and see how were helping todays Sailors become a stronger, professionalized workforce, and how were providing valuable tools for those soon-to-be veterans to be successful in post-service employment. CID is the Navys Learning Center that leads, manages and delivers Navy and Joint Force training in information operations, information warfare, information technology, cryptology and intelligence. With a sta of nearly 1,300 military, civilian and contracted sta members, CID oversees the development and administration of more than 226 courses at four commands, two detachments and 14 learning sites throughout the United States and in Japan. CID provides training for approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Armed Services and Allied Forces each year. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Rep. Kingston guest of MOAAU.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) will be guest speaker at the Kings Bay Chapter Military Ofcers of America Association Oct. 16 dinner meeting. e meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with social hour at Osprey Coves Morgans Grill, St. Marys Road. Cost for the meal is $20. RSVP to Capt. Orren Crouch (USN, Ret.) at (912) 7292389 or orren.crouch@tds.net by Oct. 12.Red Ribbon contest offers prizese National Family Partnership is oering $1,000 to the school and an iPad to the student who wins the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week contest by decorating the front of their home with the message e Best Me is Drug Free For more information, visit redribbon.org/contest.Housing resident survey ongo inge annual Resident Satisfaction Survey runs to Nov. 1. Let the installation and the Navy know how well Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Un accompanied Housing is meeting your needs and provide input for changes. UH represen tatives will visit each command to provide an opportunity for all residents to participate. e front desk also will have copies of the survey for residents. Contact Mike Gebhardt, UH manag er, at 573-8953 for more information.Vets Memorial Park sets saleKingsland is taking donations for a yard sale to benet Veterans Memorial Park, Route 40 and S. Orange Edwards Blvd.. Plans include a penta gon-shaped pavilion dedicated to the families of the military and a water feature. Donations are taken through Oct. 26, with the sale Saturday, Nov. 3, and can be dropped at the Kingsland De pot, 200 E. King Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A tax receipt will be provided upon request. For more information, contact Trish Jared, executive director, Kingsland Downtown Developement Authority, at (912) 673-1891 or pjared@kingslandgeorgia.com.Heros Run Oct. 27 in Fernandinae rst A Heros Run 5K-10K Run will be Oct. 27 at Ft. Clinch in Fernandina Beach. e event, organized by Military Mothers of Amer icas Fallen and SPC Kelly J. Mixon Foundation, supports American Gold Star families and deployed military men and women. A kids fun run and 5 K walk also are scheduled. Pre-race day registration is $25. For more information, visit www.mothersofamf.com.St. Marys Railroad, Hay Oct. 13St. Marys Railroad Days is Oct. 13 at eatre by the Trax in St. Marys. Admission is free. As part of St. Marys Hay Days event, attendees can build their own scarecrow to be displayed either at their homes or businesses, or along the streets of downtown St. Marys. Scarecrow forms, clothes, and accessories will be available on site. Tours of the St. Marys Railroad Locomotive will be of fered as well as rides on small railcars. ere will be a display of 1/8 scale steam locomotives. Ho boes will entertain. Live music, food and other vendors, Fire Department clowns and a variety of exhibits including the St. Marys Police Depart ment Dragoon, round out the all-day festival. Call (912) 729-1103 for more information.Chamber seeks service nomineese Camden County Chamber of Commerce monthly recognizes service members who have gone above and beyond in their civic relations while at Kings Bay. What their contributions mean locally is important and deserves recognition. Nominations for Service Member of the Month should include the name of organization, amount of time involved and any recognition received. Each months service member is recognized at the Chambers Business After Hours. Contact Janice Cook at (912) 729-5840 for more information. Forms can be found at www.camdenchamber.com/militarycommunity-aairs.Navy-Marine Corps Relief movesNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay has been temporarily relocated to the base Library, Bldg. 1066. Utilize the left entrance of the building for all NMCRS business between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information regarding NMCRS or to schedule an appointment, call 573-3928 or go to www.facebook/nmcrskingsbay.com. Now hear this! COOL launches updated Web site Navy Credentialing A two-day motorcycle Basic Rider Course is oered at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Nov. 19 and 20 for fe male riders only. Active duty has priority, depen dants/civilians will be accepted on standby status. Sign up for this groundbreaking class. If you have always wanted to ride a motorcycle, or have tried to learn from someone else, now is the time to get enrolled and learn from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation fe male instructors. is is an all female class, instructed by females. Motorcycles, helmets and gloves are provided, although you may bring your own if you wish. Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and over the ankle footwear. e class will be taught rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather. ere will be classroom and riding time each day, with a written and riding exam to test your knowl edge. ere are only 12 seats, so sign up now. To sign up, contact your motor cycle safety representative, log onto ESAMS and self enroll or call Cindy at 542-2584. Parents of children with special needs know how daunting it can be to successfully navigate educational systems in order to secure the servic es and supports. In particular, writing an Individual Education Plan, or IEP, can be a challenging process lled with questions and concerns. e Child and Youth Education Services oce, with support from Georgia Parent to Parent, will host a free IEP Clinic from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. e 16 one-hour sessions, shared by two counselors, will be assigned on a rst-come, rst-served basis. Each counseling session will include a 15 minute in-take process and 45 minutes of counseling. Exceptional parents will have an opportunity to meet with a trained counselor to review the details of their IEP details, get answers to questions and receive suggestions about how to best advocate for their children with special needs. To register for a counseling session or to nd out more information about this program, call the Kings Bay School Liaison Ocer at (912) 573-8986 or e-mail clainetta.jeerson@navy.mil or kingsbaylo@navy. mil.Special needs IEP Workshop oered Motorcycle class for females only Motorcycle safety Pentagon ocials have conrmed the Oct. 21 deadline to apply for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has not been extended by the recently enacted Continuing Resolution. Service members, veterans, and beneciaries of service members whose service was involuntarily extended under stop loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP, which was established by the e 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act, ocials said. e average benet is $3,600. Applications can still be mailed, but applicants should, if possible, apply on-line to obtain an instant claims number and expedite communication with service personnel, ocials explained. Since the majority of potential applicants have separated from the military, Defense Department and service ocials said they have used multiple methods to contact and remind those eligible to apply. Outreach eorts include multiple direct mailings to last known addresses, contact with the VA and more than 100 other veteran and military service organizations, social networks, and local and national media. e president, Congressional members and senior defense ocials have also assisted to boost outreach. 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from roll call. He is assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. SoldierPanetta urges military vote Monster winner Igniting the Possibilities was not only the theme of the Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology Week 2012 being held on the campus of the University of Texas-Pan American, but also a reality for four young adults in their pursuits of obtaining a higher education. Sailors of Navy Recruiting District San Antonio recognized two Heath Services Programs recipients, a Navy Reserve Ocer Training Corps cadet, and a Nuclear Propulsion Ocer Candidate applicant during HESTECs Community Day, Sept. 29. Bryant Nieto of Weslaco, Texas, who is attending Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, was awarded $194,000 through the Navy Heath Services Collegiate Program. Nietos parents, Isidoro and Melissa, were in attendance to see their son recognized. We are extremely proud of him and excited in his interest of pursing a medical career in the Navy, Melissa said. One of the reasons he sought out scholarships with the Navy was because he didnt want us to worry about the nancial costs, and he did not want employment to interfere with his studies. HSCP provides anywhere from $157,000 to $269,000 while nishing medical school, dental school or qualifying postgraduate school. It includes a monthly salary and housing allowance from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 48 months. Charles Miller, a student at Texas A&M University, received a $180,000 Navy Reserve Ocer Training Corps Scholarship. Alberto Segura, a student attending UTPA, majoring in mechanical engineering was recognized for his acceptation into the NUPOC Program. I wanted to do something technical when I graduate and when I found out that the Navy had the NUPOC program, I was attracted to it immediately, said Segura, a resident of Edinburg. I used to have part time jobs and now that I am in the program, I dont have to worry about money and can concentrate on my studies. Segura said that he is very excited about being selected for the NUPOC Program and is looking forward to attending Ofcer Candidates School, I wish to attain leadership skills and attend the follow-on nuclear power training courses to learn the physics of a nuclear reactor. e NUPOC program oers up to $168,300 while a student nishes college by providing a regular monthly income ranging from $3,280 to $5,610 for up to 30 months prior to graduation. e income includes a military salary, food allowance, and housing allowance that is based upon the location of the school a student attends. Hugo Garcia, a UTPA alumni and dental school student, was awarded $190,000 from the Navy Heath Professionals Scholarship Program. HPSP can provide tuition assistance for up to four years of school and provide qualied students with a monthly stipend of $2088. In addition, all professional school required fees and expenses, books and equipment are paid by the Navy.Navy scholarships awarded to duo In a video message released Oct. 5, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta urges the men and women of the Defense Department and their families to vote in the upcoming election. Here is part of the text of the secretarys message: On Nov. 6th, Americans will have the opportunity to exercise the most important responsibility we have in a democracy the right to vote. Voters will choose from candidates at every level from the Commander-in-Chief, to legislative representatives, to county commissioners, city council members and others. I dont have to tell you that your vote can determine the future. It really counts. But there isnt much time. If youre overseas or away from home, request your absentee ballot immediately, and mail it back in time so that your vote will count. And if you need help, visit your Installation Voter Assistance Oce, or see your Units Voting Assistance Ocer, or visit the Web site www. fvap.gov. I encourage you and your family to play an important part in our great democracy. Your vote will help determine the future of our nation. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 5 e Marine Corps Birthday Ball is a long-standing tradition and a magnicent aair. For Megan Drake, it will be unlike anything she has ever experienced. Megan Drake is going to be treated like a celebrity. Shes going to be the cen ter of attention as a guest at one of the most presti gious and internationally celebrated events this year. Actually, it has been happening every year since 1925. e Marine Corps Birthday Ball, a long-standing and revered tradition, is celebrated world-wide by Marines young and old. In a service known for taking its customs seriously, the ball ranks up there at the highest. New dresses, new shoes, a new hairstyle and painted nails. For a girl, just preparing for the event is part of the fun. Megan and her husband, Pfc. Calib Drake, grew up in neighboring Kansas towns, were high school sweethearts and are about to embark upon their rst Marine Corps Ball together. e most formal event they ever attended was prom, which was special, but most certainly not black tie. Ive really only ever been to prom, said Megan. But thats so dierent from a formal ball. At rst, I didnt know what to expect. Im really excited, but it still feels a little overwhelming. Once a year, not only do Marines get to celebrate their proud heritage during the Marine Corps Birthday Ball, but they get to share that honor with those closest to them. ey enjoy the rare opportunity to dress to the nines and enjoy an evening of celebration and elegance. I love dressing nice, and I want to make a good impression, Megan said. So Im just going to try to be as prepared as possible. Ceremony, tradition, and etiquette are key ele ments that bring the Marine Corps Birthday Ball to life. e Lifestyle Insights Networking Knowledge Skill organization better aquatints families with the Marine Corps by holding events like Belle of the Ball. Like a mother prepares her daughter for a comingout cotillion, the L.I.N.K.S. mentors guided the women through the ball experience. ey shared their personal accounts of their time at the ball and passed down knowledge. For me, the most signicant thing about the ball is the tradition, said Sharon Altemoos, Marine wife and mother. Ive been around the Marine Corps my whole life, but when they play the Ma rines Hymn as the cake comes in, it still brings a tear to my eye. Its that sense of pride, integrity and tradition that makes the Corps so special. e ball is our chance, as the supporters of Marines, to celebrate our life of honor, courage and commitment with our Marines. e Belle of the Ball event was put together to give the women who have never been to the ball before the opportunity to see whats expected before they get there. e women learned Marine Corps tradition and history, social and table etiquette and what is considered proper ball attire. Just walking in (to the Belle of the Ball event) and seeing how the tables were set up showed just how proper the ball is going to be, Megan said. It was so elaborate. irteen tables were arranged in the large ball room. ey were placed with proper table settings and ornate centerpieces. Belle of the Ball was designed to show how things will look and play out during the night of the ball. ere was a guest speaker, presentation of the colors and cutting of the cake. e event was completed with a ball gown giveaway. Going there helped me out a lot, Megan said. Now, at least, I sort of know what to expect and I wont be completely surprised or unprepared. Megan has most of her pre-ball preparations planned out and is approaching it with a very do-it-yourself attitude. I know how Im going to do my hair, and Im going to do my nails myself, Megan said. I have to wait to nd the right dress before I pick a color, though. Megan searched through the hundreds of free dresses oered at the Belle of the Ball event, unable to nd the right one. Her hunt continues. A lot of the dresses (at Belle of the Ball) were really nice, Megan said. I just want to make sure I wear one thats perfect. Being uprooted from home in support of a love one isnt easy. e Marine Corps Birthday Ball allows those closest to Marines to show their appreciation and support of the Corps. It isnt just about dressing up and going out though, Megan said. Im excited to go with him to his rst ball. Its going to be special for both of us. decks. It took us one hour and 45 minutes to submerge the ship. at was not our best day. is last patrol, we were able to consistently do the same evolution safely in an appropriate amount of time. e results of the rst examinations we had while I was onboard were also challenging. Since overcoming those challenges, we won the Battle E, Omaha Trophy and many other awards. Byrne thanked the families of the crew for their support and his own family for enduring all of the hardships during his 21-year Naval career. e interest and enthusiasm I have seen from the Alaska Blue families has been amazing, Byrne said. In our business a ship cannot succeed without the love, pa tience and support of our families. [My wife, Jens] chal lenges have ranged from my absence during extended deployments, strategic patrols, sickness, compound frac tures and many more hospital visits. Yet, whatever the challenge has been, she always gets through the day with a smile. In fact, while I was underway for my nal patrol, she moved the family from St. Marys to Bangor by herself. is is the fourth move in a row she has had to do without me. I wouldnt have made it this far without [her]. Figanbaum, a Davenport, Iowa native, returns to Kings Bay, previously serving as engineer ocer on USS Maryland (SSBN 738). His last assignment was special assistant to the director, Nuclear Propulsion. Crew of Alaska, there is no greater honor or privilege as a citizen of our country than to be able to set sail with you, under our Nations ag, in defense of our values of liberty and freedom on the most powerful warship known to man, Figanbaum said. Alaskas motto is Kodiak Tough, and I would say to any who threatens our Nation, Dont poke the bear. Ott continued to boast of the accomplishments of his crew and thanked the Florida Blue family members for their support of his team. Before the Captain read his orders though, Ott delivered his retirement speech thanking his family for their unconditional love and support as he wrapped up his 28-year Naval career. Above all others, Rebecca is responsible for my success, Ott said, speaking to his wife in front of about 200 people. roughout my career, shes been my condant and my advisor. Ive become a much better leader because of her counsel and advice. Im sure the ocers and Sailors under my charge have benetted. She didnt volunteer for this life, but she embraced it. Quoting President John F. Kennedy, Ott closed his career with one of the former Navy ocers most famous statements. I can imagine no more rewarding a career, he said. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction; I served in the United States Navy. FloridaAlaska leadership in the nest tradition of our most gifted leaders. e rm hand at the rudder, the seasoned navigator at the chart, the strong anchor in the storm was Gene Sievers. He had the unique gifts that made him the perfect man to guide Squadron Six in the storm, and its aftermath in Norfolk during 2010. He wove everything together into an inspirational, yet workable, philosophy that drove force eorts to the highest peak of operational readiness. at is what the Navy has been blessed with for more than 27 years and what the squadron has enjoyed the past two years. Today, Blake Converse inherits this capable and powerful organization that is Squadron Six. Congratulations on this assignment. You were made for this moment, and I know you will excel. Breckenridge then presented Sievers with his second Legion of Merit award commending him for outstanding oversight in preparing the combat readiness and unrivaled performance of seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines on deployments to the North Atlantic Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Southern and Central Command Areas of Responsibilities. A native of Johnstown, Pa, Sievers assumed command of SUBRON SIX in September 2010. e Squadron Six that exists today is a testament to a submarine force that continually assesses the strategic environment and boldly makes decisions to align its resources to prepare its forces to deploy in support of the national security strategy, Sievers said. Despite shrinking resources and scal constraints every ship in the squadron has deployed in the last two years, three are currently deployed and the rest of the squadron is entering their nal preparations for their next challenge. ree dierent AORs and their associated Combatant Commanders have been served by these eorts with superior results. ese accomplishments were supported by a leaner organization efciently crafted to operate within the limits imposed by the current landscape. e squadron sta has not accomplished any of this by itself. e Norfolk team enjoys a fantastic partnership with a world-class repair organization, and a exible and eective training center which continually stays at the cutting edge of tactics and procedures to prepare the ships and facility here. is training team time and again met nearly impossible timelines and workload to deploy the ships in outstanding material condition. Lastly none of these accomplishments would mean anything without a homere that has burned brightly over the last 25 years, Sievers said. To my two daughters, you have grown into beautiful young women and I am proud of your accomplishments. Your laughter and love has made a world of dierence after long days at sea or work. To my wife, you are the love of my life. I cant imagine any day that wouldnt be better or brighter because you are there. ank you for being with me through it all. Sievers graduated from West Virginia University in 1987, and received his commission through the Nuclear Power Commissioning Program. He earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. Converse is a 1987 graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds masters degrees in Space Systems Engineering and Applied Physics from the Navy Postgraduate School, in Monterey, Calif. He took over command of the squadron with an anecdote. I am truly honored to be entrusted with command of this great submarine squadron at such a pivotal time in our nation, Converse said. SUBRON SIX exercises operational control over seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines home ported in Norfolk, Va. e squadron sta is responsible for training and preparing their submarines and crew in all facets of operations, including tactical and operational readiness for war. Wife drills for Marine BallSix

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e hours at the Fitness Complex have increased to 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 7 p.m., Sundays and holidays. All tness classes are free for all military and their family, retirees and their families. Authorized civilians, contractors and guests will continue to pay appropriate fees for classes. Movie Under the Pines Park Free admission, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13 for Brave rated PG. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks with the family at the outdoor theater. No snacks will be available for purchase. For more information call (912) 573-4564. New Pro Shop at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Check out the new Pro Shop for all your bowling needs, including a Winter Special Nov. 1 through Jan. 1 with 20 percent o all items. Order a ball and have it drilled for free. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ursdays. Saturdays are by appointment only. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. In addition to the Pro Shop, RackN-Roll also oers oil line patterns. Reserve your choice of oiled pat terns on your pair of lanes for only $30 (2-hour limit) including lin age and shoes. You must reserve 24 hours in advance. Not avail able on Monday and Wednesday league nights or Friday and Saturday nights. For more info call (912) 573-9492. Trunk or Treat MWRs Fall Festival is 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 out side the Kings Bay Conference Center. Its free for kids ages 12 and under. Bring your children trick or treat ing early, and enjoy an evening of fun and games. ere will be priz es for the kids. Inatables will be up for the childrens enjoyment. Dominos will be selling pizza by the slice and drinks. MWR is accepting registration for individuals or groups to set-up and deco rate vehicles in the Conference Center parking lot to hand out goodies to the children. e best decorated vehicle will receive an MWR Gift Certicate worth $150. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Night Glow Golf Tournament Its Friday, Oct. 26 at Trident Lakes Golf Course with a 3 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for military and $35 for civilians. Nine holes in daylight, then dinner and drinks and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-the dark balls. Cost includes, for each person, golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call for reservations now at (912) 573-8475. Battle of the Border At KB Finnegans Irish Pub, starting at 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27 join the excitement. Wear your team colors and receive $1 domestic drafts until 6 p.m. For more info call (912) 573-9492. Spooky Bowling Special From 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31 enjoy $1 games and $1 shoe rental at Rack-N-Roll Lanes. More information? Call (912) 573-9492. Feed Your Inner Beast Navy Adventures Unleashed has a new 5K Trail Run/2 mile walk on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Etowah Park. Start is at 7:20 a.m. All individuals and commands are encouraged to step up their physical readiness. Is your command up to the challenge? For more information, contact NAU at 573-9869 Sealed bids MWR Navy Lake Site Allatoona Cartersville, Ga., has the following equipment in good/fair working condition: one lot of vinyl boat seats, various colors and various sizes; one swim platform No. 1375; one swim platform No. 1262. All the 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 or Outdoor Adventure Center Kings Bay. Sealed bids must be mailed to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation at 950 USS James Madison Road, Bldg. 1039, Kings Bay GA 31547. Please make sure the envelope is marked with sealed bid written on the bottom of the envelope. e sealed bids must be received or postmarked by Oct. 22. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m. Oct. 25. For more information, contact the Navy lake site manager at (770) 974 6309. If you are the suc cessful bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick up your equipment. Sealed bids MWR Kings Bay Bowling Center has the following equipment all items are in good working condition: one Jayhawk Drill Press, Tri-Oval system No. N98-0763; one Lane Walker no. N92-0564; one Bowling mask ing unit single tier. All the above equipment can be seen at Kings Bay Bowling Center. Sealed bid applications may be picked up at the Bowling Center, 1216 USS Daniel Boone Ave., Building 1033, Kings Bay, GA 31547. Please make sure the envelope is marked with sealed bid written on the bottom of the envelope. Sealed bids can be dropped o at the Bowling Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. e sealed bids must be received or postmarked by Oct. 25. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m., Oct. 29. For more infor mation, call the Bowling Center Manager at (912) 573-9492 If you are the successful Bidder you will be notied when and where you may pick-up your equipment. NFL Sunday Ticket Every Sunday at the Big EZ Sports Zone watch your favorite teams on the many TVs and the featured game on the big screen! Snacks will be provided and beverages available for purchase. For more information call (912) 573-4548. Universals Halloween Horror Nights On select nights from Sept. 21 to Oct. 31, face hor rors most terrifying creatures in the esh at Universal Orlando Resort. Explore the depths of all-new haunted houses, spinetingling scare zones, live shows and more. features AMCs e Walking Dead, Silent Hill Alice Cooper, and Penn and Teller. Tickets are available at the ITT oce. For more information, call (912) 573-8888. Liberty and the Big EZ Check out the latest for September with trips, pool and card tournaments, and the Sports Zone. For more infor mation call (912) 573-4548 for details. 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. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Free movies for kids are at 1 p.m., Oct. 6 and 7 is Bed time Stories, Oct. 13 and 14 Where the Wild ings Are, Oct. 20 and 21 e Tale of Despereaux and Oct. 27 and 28 Brave. All youths under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after start time no one comes in to view the kids movie, the movie area will be for open viewing. e movie schedule is listed on Facebook under the events tab on mwrkings bay page.Free weekend movies Just for kids Liberty call Fitness Complex ups hours Retired Army colonel, Vietnam War veteran and Medal of Honor recipient, Jack Howard Jacobs, and a group of distinguished guests who are in Hawaii for the National Medal of Honor Convention, visited the Virginia-class submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) for a tour Oct. 5 at Joint Base Pearl HarborHickam. Its was an absolute honor to be able to show a true Ameri can hero around the boat, and talk to him about what the submarine force does and how we contribute to our countrys missions. said Cmdr. Richard G. Rinehart, USS North Carolina commanding ofcer. e crew came together. ey understood the importance of this opportunity to show this group around, and they enjoyed the chance to show them a little about the submarine force and what we do. During the tour, the crew of North Carolina explained the dierence between Virginia-class submarines and other submarines, submerging and surfacing systems, and basic day-to-day operations on board. Coming aboard a ship with the capability of the North Carolina is awe inspiring to me, Jacobs said. Its hard to believe that only 150 Sailors can control this kind of repower and the projection of power around the globe. We are all very lucky to have the North Carolina on our side. During a battle on March 9, 1968, with the Viet Cong in Kien Phong Province in the Republic of Vietnam, Jacobs, then a 1st lieutenant, assumed command of an allied company when his command group including his commanding ocer took heavy casualties. He ordered a withdrawal from their exposed position and established a defensive perimeter. His Medal of Honor citation goes on to state, Despite profuse bleeding from head wounds which impaired his vision, Capt. Jacobs, with complete disregard for his safety, returned under intense re to evacuate a seriously wounded advisor to the safety of a wooded area where he administered lifesaving rst aid. He then returned through heavy automatic weapons re to evacuate the wounded company commander. Capt. Jacobs made repeated trips across the re-swept open rice paddies evacuating wounded and their weapons. On three separate occasions, Capt. Jacobs contacted and drove o Viet Cong squads who were searching for allied wounded and weapons, single-handedly killing three and wounding several others. 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Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Oct. 18. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Anger management seminar Oct. 31Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 31. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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 Mondays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29. 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.safeTalk suicide prevention Oct. 15safeTALK 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 persons with thoughts of suicide are connected to helpers who are prepared to provide first aid interven tions. This class is offered 8 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15. Registration, by calling 573-4512, is required.Smooth Move Workshop scheduled for Oct. 16Smooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 16. For more information, call 573-4513. Military Resumes: Your record in private sectorTake two hours to build a successful document for your postmilitary job search. Participants should bring a copy of his or her Verification of Military Experience and Training, at least three evaluations and information on any licenses or certifications held. Optional documents are award letters and tran scripts. This workshop is, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 18. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513.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, Oct. 16, 23 and 30. This workshop is an opportunity to share experi ences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Oct. 22The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Oct. 22. For more information, contact at 573-4513.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electron ic Federal resume. This class is from 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 22. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Spouse Indoctrination class meets Oct. 24The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numerous resources that are available 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., Oct. 24. To register, call 573-4513.Ombudsman Basic Training comingThere will be an Ombudsman Basic Training course for prospective Ombudsman, new Ombudsman and Command Support Spouses at Fleet and Family Support Center Bldg. 1051. This class will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 29 to Nov. 1. For more information and to register, call 573-4513.Command Financial Specialist class offeredA five-day training course will be offered for prospective Command Financial Specialists. All CFS must be nominated by their Command. Registration is open to personnel E-6 and above who are financially stable, with at least one year left before PRD from their commands. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 22 to 26. Registration is required. For more information, call 5739783.Command Return and Reunion training sete target audience for this class is Command Training Coordinators and provides a tool kit for trainers to use while on deployment to address the issues associated with return and reunion after deployment. is class will be 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 23. Registration is recommended, call 573-4513. Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant Families can receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information will be provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and various other benefits and services available to expectant parents, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 17. Registration is required. Call 573-4512. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. e Commander Naval Installation Command has designated this years theme Home is not a War Zone: Bringing Peace to Relationships. Wearing a purple ribbon during the month of October brings awareness to our community to stop domestic violence. ere are many signs of an abusive relationship. e most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner, constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up, chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may be in an abusive relationship include a partner who belittles you or tries to control you, and feelings of self-loathing, helplessness, and desperation. ere are 3 types of domestic violence. When people talk about domestic violence, they are often referring to the physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person. Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside of the family. e police have the power and authority to protect you from physical attack. Sexual abuse is a form of physical abuse. Any situation in which you are forced to participate in unwanted, unsafe or degrading sexual activity is sexual abuse. Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence. Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically and sexually are at a higher risk of being seriously injured or killed. Emotional abuse is a bigger problem than you think. Not all abusive relationships involve violence. Just because youre not battered and bruised doesnt mean youre not being abused. Many men and women suer from emotional abuse, which is no less destructive. Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often minimized or overlooked, even by the person being abused. e aim of emotional abuse is to chip away at your feelings of self-worth and independence. Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse such as yelling, name-calling, blaming and shaming. Isolation, intimidation and controlling behavior also fall under emotional abuse. Additionally, abusers who use emotional or psychological abuse often throw in threats of physical violence or other repercussions if you dont do what they want. If you are a victim of domestic violence or if you suspect that someone you know is being abused, speak up. Help is a phone call away. If youre hesitating telling yourself that its none of your business, you might be wrong or the person might not want to talk about it keep in mind that expressing your concern will let the person know that you care and may even save his or her life. Talk to the person in private and let him or her know that youre concerned. Point out the things youve noticed that make you worried. Tell the person that youre there, whenever he or she feels ready to talk. Remember, abusers are very good at controlling and manipulating their victims. People who have been emotionally abused or battered are depressed, drained, scared, ashamed and confused. ey need help to get out, yet theyve often been isolated from their family and friends. By picking up on the warning signs and oering support, you can help them escape an abusive situation and begin healing. If you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone you suspect to be a victim of domestic violence, contact the Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate at (912) 573-4512 for assistance and support. Next week: e cycle of violence in domestic violenceSigns youre in an abusive relationship For more information, call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Legends Grill At Trident Lakes Golf Course, Legends has a new menu. Enjoy great appetizers, 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 holidays. 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.MWR ghting unit and prevented defeat of the friendly forces by a strong and determined enemy. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Jacobs also received two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts. Jacobs, a military analyst with the cable news and information channel, MSNBC, continues to maintain involvement in several military-related organizations. He is the vice chairman of the Medal of Honor Foundation, a member of the board of trustees for the National World War II Museum and holds the McDermott Chair of Politics at the U.S. Military Academy. Following the tour, Jacobs spoke about the crew. To see a ship where everyone is a well-oiled part of a very sophisticated machine and to recognize that they all work together in such a integrated and sophisticated way gives me a great deal of condence, Jacobs said. Measuring 377 feet long and weighing 7,800 tons when submerged, North Carolina is one of the Navys next generation attack submarines. North Carolina is capable of supporting a wide multitude of missions, including anti-submarine warfare, anti-ship warfare, special warfare delivery and support, mine delivery and mine mapping. With enhanced communications connectivity, the North Carolina will also provide important battle group and joint task force support, with full integration into carrier battle group operations.Sub THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 7

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When I asked about favorite desserts, apple pie and ice cream took a quick lead. Well, why not? Its classic. Its traditional. Later, I cornered a couple of Royal Navy Sailors to add an international flair. From one, I got chocolate cake. I fell in love with a chocolate cake with Oreo crumbles on it at a supermarket bakery recently. It made me summon all my will power to walk away. Modern supermarket bakeries eclipse even yesterdays stand-alone bakeries. Theyre unbelievable. STS2 Mike Miles USS Georgia Blue Roseville, Mich. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream. Its the best. STSSN Mike Mazyck USS Florida Blue Lawrenceville, Ga. Boston Cream Pie. MM2 Daniel Stith USS Tennessee Blue Trenton, Mo. Apple pie with some ice cream. You dont do any better. ET1 Dean Wardman HMS Vigilant New Castle, England Sticky toffee pudding. ET1 Miki Roberts HMS Vigilant Glasgow, Scotland Chocolate fudge cake. Marcia Love Director, Personnel Support Detachment Rock Island, Ill. Homemade peach cobbler with warm vanilla ice cream. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho GPS satellite launched e Air Force successfully launched a United Launch Alliance Delta IVMedium rocket carrying the third Global Positioning System IIF satellite at 8 a.m. Oct. 4,from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. e 45th Space Wing, Space and Missile Systems Centers GPS Directorate, Boeing and United Launch Alliance team are proud to launch the third installment of the GPS Block IIF, said Col. Robert Pavelko, vice commander, 45th Space Wing commander, who also served as Launch Decision Authority. e rst GPS IIF satellite, Space Vehicle 1, was launched by a Delta IV rocket on May 28, 2010 and the second one on July 16, 2011, both from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. e GPS Block IIF satellites are built by Boeing, and will be operated by the Air Force following their launch by United Launch Alliance, using Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles. GPS satellites are launched at a rate to sustain the constellation to continue providing extremely accurate positioning, navigation and timing services to billions of users worldwide. Once again, the 45th Space Wing, working in concert with our talented mission partners, is delivering space assets that will greatly benet our nation, Col. Pavelko said. We earn our stripes and prove to the world what a world-class team we have with every single launch we execute from here.: GPS is a space-based, world-wide navigation system providing users with highly accurate, three-dimensional position, velocity and timing information 24 hours a day in all weather conditions. Every modern GPS satellite has been launched from CCAFS. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012 9

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Marine Center growing A 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art addition to Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacifics existing Marine Mammal Medical Center was ocially dedicated Sept. 25 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In attendance, were U.S. Rep. Susan Davis, Commanding Ocer Capt. Joe Beel, Executive Director Carmela Keeney, and Navy Senior Scientist for Animal Care Dr. Sam Ridgway, who is also president of the National Marine Mammal Foundation. Davis, whose congressional district includes Point Loma, Calif., sponsored legislation in 2009 to improve veterinary care for the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Programs dolphins and sea lions. Groundbreaking commenced in August 2011. Since the 1960s, the United States has trained dolphins and sea lions to detect sea mines and swimmers, and to recover inert torpedoes and testing objects used in Navy exercises. Following the ribboncutting, Keeney thanked Davis for her continued support and eorts in securing funding for the medical center expansion, the rst Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacic military construction project in two decades. Keeney recognized Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest for taking the lead on the project, as well as eorts by SSC Pacics safety, environmental and facilities groups. Keeney also saluted Ridgway, often called the Father of the Navys Marine Mammal Program, and his many contributions to marine mammal care, as well as the contributions of program manager Mike Rothe. She reminded attendees that ultimately, all eorts were focused on providing the best marine mammal care possible so, in turn, the Marine Mammal Program can continue to succeed in its missions. Beel also thanked the many people whose efforts contributed to the completion of the new facility. He emphasized the importance of SSC Pacics Marine Mammal Program, and supporting the warghter amid an increased demand for minehunting assistance in light of recent turmoil in the Arabian Gulf region. Beel complimented the unique example of Army Soldiers (veterinarians) working with Navy civilians and active-duty Sailors to provide such an incredible warghting capability. e facilitys expanded capabilities will improve the delivery of veterinary care, which enhances the animals readiness to deploy for mine warfare and force protection missions. Davis thanked leadership for the invitation to participate in the dedication of the programs new facility, and expressed her rm support for the Marine Mammal Program and its mission of providing critical national security capabilities. e Navy Marine Mammal Program is critical to national security and I am proud to be a part of the expansion of the Navy marine mammal medical facility at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacic, Davis said. is stateof-the-art facility provides additional capacity and the latest medical and laboratory equipment to Navy civilian personnel and Army veterinary sta responsible for providing the highest possible care to marine mammals. With this investment, the Navy will have an even greater ability to care for these amazing animals. A walk through the expansions 1,260 square feet of space highlighted the facilitys improved functionality and state-ofthe-art medical capabilities, including the creation of a new surgery suite, laboratory, pharmacy, and pathology room. Mechanical, electrical and information technology improvements will support new diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring capabilities. As demonstrated by sta team members, SSC Pacic veterinarians will have access to diagnostic images, the animals medical history, along with any other health data in the same room while they are performing a procedure. With increased space and new equipment, including state-of-the-art blood analyzers, we will be able to load up our cart and take it to the animals, said Dr. Eric Jensen, who is the managing clinical veterinarian for the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. Now, while were working, we can have all our equipment right at hand and well never have to move the patient. Jensen also pointed out the medical centers expansion makes it a oneof-a-kind surgical center, the most advanced in the world, where fellow veterinary professionals from Sea World or Disney can now tour the cutting-edge facilities, and, take back ideas on integrating lessinvasive care procedures for their animal hospitals. Syrian attacks deplorable e United States stands with its NATO ally Turkey in Ankaras response to a Syrian cross-border mortar attack that killed ve Turkish civilians Oct. 3, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Oct. 4. During a news conference, Little said Defense Department ocials are outraged by the Syrian governments actions along the Turkish border. We hope that this doesnt escalate into a broader conict; we hope that the situation de-escalates, he said. Turkey responded to the attack with artillery re directed against Syrian military targets. 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Phones to steer rotocra e Oce of Naval Research awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin and Aurora Flight Sciences Sept. 28 to develop robotic rotorcraft capable of supporting rapid autonomous aerial cargo delivery to the battleeld. ONR is initially providing $28 million to the industryled teams to develop proto type concepts in the Auton omous Aerial Cargo Utility System program. e system would support Navy and Marine Corps units under hostile conditions and could be operated by any warfighter on the ground with a smartphone-like device. AACUS responds to warghter needs derived from our experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Mike Deitchman, who heads ONRs Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department. We are trying to develop an autonomous system to deliver supplies to the battlefront more quickly-and to get our vehicle convoys o dangerous roads, where theyre much more vulnerable to attack. AACUS, an ONR Innovative Naval Prototype, will produce articial intelligence and autonomous sensing and perception technologies, including threatand obstacle-detection and avoidance systems and automatic landing capabilities. e system is designed to allow robotic helicopters to take o, y and deliver supplies on their own without a human robotics expert physically controlling them. Ultimately, these technologies could transition not just to unmanned vertical takeo and landing aircraft, but also to manned rotorcraft that currently experience problems with landing in brown-out conditions. e initiative is part of a ve-year, $98 million eort to develop sensors and control technologies for robotic rotorcraft. Naval forces will one day use a mobile application to summon the autonomous unmanned rotorcraft to deliver combat supplies. e two teams will commence work this fall to demonstrate their autonomous systems in early 2014. Program ocials expect to see beyond lineof-sight operation as well as operations in a GPSdenied environment. With industry partners, ONR has teamed with NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center to realize the projects full potential. e goal is to get to a rst ight demonstration in 18 months in a realis tic setting at a test range with obstacles present, said Dr. Mary Cummings, program ocer. Its a yo to see who can do the best. e science and technology developed will be a huge leap in autono mous aircraft capabilities and human-machine interaction, said Cummings. While he works to protect the country,St. Jude works to save his daughter from a deadly disease.A CFC Participant provided as a public service.800-822-6344www.stjude.orgMatt Pasco, Chief Warrant Ofcer 2 and his daughter Delilah 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Charges against two Marines were referred to trial by courts-martial Sept. 21 for their alleged involvement in urinating on deceased Taliban ghters and for posing for unocial photographs with human casualties in Afghanistan. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Richard P. Mills, commanding general of Marine Corps Combat Development command, referred the charges. e incident allegedly took place during a counterinsurgency operation near Sandala in the Musa Qala district of Afghanistans Helmand province on or about July 27, 2011. e charges were referred to courts-martial by Lieutenant General Richard P. Mills, the Commanding General of Marine Corps Combat Development Command. Marine Corps Sta Sgts. Joseph W. Chamblin and Edward W. Deptola also were charged for other misconduct that allegedly took place during the same operation, including being derelict in their duties by failing to properly supervise junior Marines, failing to require junior Marines to wear their personal protective equipment, failing to stop and report the misconduct of junior Marines, failing to report the negligent discharge of a grenade launcher, and failing to stop the indiscriminate ring of weapons. Deptola also is charged with failing to stop the unnecessary damaging of Afghan compounds and wrongfully and indiscriminately ring a recovered enemy machine gun. Both Marines are assigned to 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Last month, three Marines received nonjudicial punishment for misconduct that came to light during several investigations into the desecration incident, shown in a video that became public and circulated widely on the Internet in January. Disciplinary actions regarding other Marines will be announced at a later date, ocials said. e charges are accusations against the individual Marines, ocials emphasized, and the accused are presumed innocent and are guaranteed the right to due process under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Coast Guard has TV showFollowing on the success of Coast Guard Alaska, e Weather Channel and Al Roker Entertainment announced a new docu-series to be called Coast Guard Florida. Scheduled to premiere in October, the show follows the men and women of the 7th Coast Guard District as they conduct operations aimed at protecting Americans on the sea, protecting America from threats delivered by sea and protecting the sea itself. e response to Coast Guard Alaska demonstrated the publics interest in seeing good people do good work on behalf of the nation in a magnicent part of the country, said Capt. Ron LaBrec, chief of Coast Guard public aairs. Operating out of Florida presents a different set of challenges for our service and Coast Guard Florida will provide the American people with another insider look into what it wants from its public agencies important work, done competently and eciently by dedicated and inspiring public servants. Showcasing Coast Guard men and women operating out of Florida means introducing a whole new set of Coast Guard missions including ports, waterways and coastal security, drug interdiction and border security. In addition to the heavy dose of search and resuce and environmental protection missions the Coast Guard Alaska audience has already come to associate with the nations oldest continuing seagoing service. Scheduled for 13 episodes of 60-minutes each, Coast Guard Florida premieres one year after the launch of Coast Guard Alaska. e Weather Channel has already announced plans to air a second and third season of the show that introduced millions to Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak and will continue showcase personnel hard at work at Coast Guard sectors, stations, patrol boats and cutters standing the watch over Alaskas 44,000 miles of coastline on a daily basis. Coast Guard Florida will have a very dierent look and feel as it highlights operations and missions from three dierent stations in southern Florida. Coast Guard Alaska is one of the projects Im most proud of as a producer, said Al Roker, president and CEO of Al Roker Entertainment. e United States Coast Guard is an awe-inspiring group of men and women and we feel privileged to give viewers an inside look at the courageous acts they embark on every day in serving our country. Coast Guard Florida will allow us to continue to tell their stories. Trebek visits NaplesLong-time USO supporter and iconic game show host Alex Trebek, along with his Jeopardy! crew took time out of their busy schedules to visit Naval Support Activity Naples on Oct. 6 in search of new talent for the popular game shows upcoming Salute to the Military competition. Trebeks visit to NSA Naples consisted of an autograph signing, a mock Jeopardy! game, a tour of the base and area attractions, and a chance for service members and their spouses to be contestants on the show. Laura Hitchcock, a Navy spouse, was rst in line to meet Trebek. Ive been watching Alex and Jeopardy! since I was a little girl, she said. Meeting him will make my year, even my decade. Trebek is a recipient of the USO Bob Hope Award for his achievements in entertainment and commitment to service members, and this visit to Naples kicks o his 13th USO tour since 1987. I have always been a passionate supporter of our men and women in uniform, Trebek said. ere is no better feeling that showing our troops just how much we care. Trebek was not the only one from the show visiting the Neapolitan city. A member of the Clue Crew, a team of roving correspondents that record various clues from around the globe, also came along for the ride. Since the Clue Crews inception in 2001, the team has recorded clues on all seven continents, including 280 dierent cities, spanning 48 states and 44 countries. is is my eighth season with the Jeopardy! Clue Crew and my second USO tour, Kelly Miyahara said. I absolutely love Italy and to be here in support of our servicemen and women is super exciting. For those service members and their families that did not get the chance to make the mornings festivities, Trebek took to the Naples High School football eld to ip the coin for the teams homecoming game amid a very grateful crowd. Jeopardy!, the winner of a 2011 Peabody award and 30 Emmy awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/ Audience Participation Program, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. Entering its 29th season, the series is the No. 1-rated quiz show in syndication with 25 million viewers each week. Trebek and crew are scheduled to visit bases in Italy and Germany through Oct. 13 in search of contestants to appear on the show. Naples is our rst stop, said Oname ompson, communications manager for USO. Were very excited to kick things o here and hoping that throughout our travels, to nd as much diversity as we can in order to showcase all the branches of service. cident, saying the alliance continues to stand by Turkey and demands the immediate cessation of such aggressive acts against an ally, and urges the Syrian regime to put an end to agrant violations of international law. It is time for Bashar Assad and his regime to step down, Little emphasized. ey continue to kill innocent civilians in Syria, and its time for the Syrian people to be able to determine their own future in a country thats free of this kind of brutality, he added. Little said Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has not had any contact with Turkish ocials since the incident, but that Pentagon leaders respect the inherent right of self-defense displayed by Turkey. e director of Naval Submarine Schools submarine ocer advanced course was notied earlier this year that he is the recipient of Naval Submarine Leagues 2012 Rear Adm. Frederick B. Warder Award for Outstanding Achievement. Lt. Cmdr. Angel Rodriguez, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., says he is humbled by his selection. Rodriguez will be recognized for his achievement at the 30th Annual Naval Submarine League Symposium Oct. 18 in McLean, Va. My selection was unexpected, said Rodriguez. Im humbled and honored that my command would nominate me and cant really fully describe the feeling of being selected. In a way, it hasnt yet sunk in. Established in 1986, the award recognizes a specic action, contribution or continuing performance, which positively inuences the reputation, readiness or future well-being of the Navys submarine force. Responsible for the annual instruction of approximately 150 ocer students, Rodriguez ensures students are immersed in diverse topics and disciplines including, submerged navigation, tactical employment, and sonar and re control systems employment and deployment that prepare them for their next submarine assignment as a department head. Lt. Cmdr. Rodriguez was my clear choice as nominee, said Capt. David Roberts, NSS commanding ofcer. In addition to his duties as SOAC director, he is heavily involved as a submarine diversity volunteer. He attends and makes presentations at various engineering conferences and bilingual career fairs to promote engineering as a career choice in support of Navy recruiting goals and mission for the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. Syria Marines charged in video incident Sub ocer earns honor 14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 11, 2012

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