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The Kings Bay periscope ( 11-22-2012 )

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

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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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oclc - 57252699
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UF00098617:00279

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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:

Subjects

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:
UF00098617:00279


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Fleet belongs at seaCNO to press club: Navy at best when forward-deployedWith warghting the central focus of the Navys mission, the Navy is best when it is out and about, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval opera tions, said in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16. Operating forward means using innovative ways to make sure the ships that we have are where we need them to be, the admi ral said during a speech at a National Press Club luncheon. Readiness to conduct forward operations requires more than just parts, maintenance and fuel, he add ed. It also means that we have competent and procient crews that are ready to do the job, he said. For about 10 years, around half of the Navys ships have been forward-deployed in the Asia-Pacic region, Greenert said. Half of those ships are Up Periscope Whats your favorite dish in Thanksgiving dinner Page 9 Air Force lands U.S. reaches new base agreement with Poland Page 5 Roboworld School class visits NSB EOD Mobile Unit 6 Page 4 Kings Bay unit works in post-Sandy New Jersey Dec. 1 activities start with 5K Challenge Mark your calendars! e breakout event for Navy Adventures Unleashed Kings Bay is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at Etowah Park, near the Trident Lakes Golf Course is free, family fun event is sure to give all the opportunity to be outsiders and challenge you with a variety of activities. e Kings Bay community is invited to come out and get a little dirty, enjoy lunch and cheer on your friends. Make sure to register for the drawing, you could go home with a new mountain bike. e morning starts with a 9 a.m. 5K Challenge Run through the woods of Etowah Park. Reg istration begins at 8 a.m. in the golf course hospitality room. T-shirts will be given to the rst 150 participants and med als will be awarded for top male and female nishers. For more information, call (912) 573-9869 Participants are asked to use overow, grass parking next to the golf course. e agenda for the day is as follows: 10 a.m. Event kickoff Race winners announced, inflata bles, bounce houses, rock wall and halo jump up and ready. Attendees will be required to utilize designated parking and may be required to walk into the park. The main road is stroller friendly. 10 a.m. Strongman Competition Here is your chance to challenge your friends with a series of mini competitions. Who will be Kings Bays Strong Man? Sign up prior to events for the Iron Cross Challenge, Gator Push and Tire Toss. Medals & T-shirts for awarded for the top nishers. For more information, contact sports at 573-8908. Coast Guards Maritime Safety and Security Team augments police forcesWhen Hurricane Sandy made landfall late October in New Jersey, the damage left behind was unprecedented. New inlets were created, the shoreline shifted and entire houses were relocated. Millions were left without power. Many became homeless. In the wake of the storm, members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay deployed to support safety and security eorts due to mandatory evacuations. e 33-member deployable team, con sisting of boat crews, engineers and sup port members, received notication Nov. 5 and traveled north to lend their exper tise. e team set up base at Station Barnegat Light, N.J., and was tasked with con ducting patrols from the southern tip of Long Beach Island to the Point Pleasant Canal, which covers more than 40 miles. e boat crews worked with New Jer Navy Adventures Unleashed plans big day Researchers labor to limit, eliminate concussion injuriesWhether someone absorbs a hit by an improvised explosive device or a charging linebacker, the eect can be devastating on the human brain. Knowing that, researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are examining technol ogy developed at the University of Southern Mississippi for football helmets that could one day also help pro tect Soldiers. A liner system designed at the Southern Mississippi polymer science laboratory, with assis tance from the schools sports medicine department, has been used in the Neuro Responsive Gear, or NRG, helmet produced by Rawlings Sporting Goods. e NRG features a system that combines foam and air bladders to more eectively ab sorb impacts. e helmet is being used in the National Football League and in the college ranks. Don Lee, a project engineer in the Headgear rust Area of NSRDEC, is now looking at how that technology could apply to military helmets. I was approached by the Uni versity of Southern Mississippi early last summer, Lee said. ey had gotten wind that we were doing helmet work, and they had been doing a lot of work with Rawlings on a pneu matic liner system for football helmets, mainly. ey ended up coming up here and bringing one of their prototype liner systems, and we went over to the helmet lab here at the base and we tested the helmet. It actually showed some good preliminary data for an unoptimized system. Lee works to prevent trau matic brain injuries, or TBIs. He understands that once damaged, the brain cant repair itself and the injury is permanent. He sees potential in the University of Southern Mississippi system. As Lee has pointed out, Soldiers and athletes are equally vulnerable to TBI. Increasingly, the military, academia and the sports industry are sharing in formation on the subject. Were all tied in together, supporting each other, Lee said. Its not like were all work ing inside a vacuum. Right now, the commonality is protecting the head, and thats whats tying everything together. eres a lot of talk of cross over (in) protecting Soldiers, pro tecting players. I think thats what Military studies football helmets Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com

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When entering into a residential lease, both landlords and tenants alike hope that everything runs smoothly. While this is usually the case, sometimes problems arise. e following are ways to protect yourself when entering into a residential lease. Read your lease before you sign Always read your lease in its entirety before signing. A lease may seem like a bunch of legal jargon, but remember, you will be bound by its terms. Are you required to have the carpet professionally cleaned before moving out? Do you have to upkeep the lawn? Do you have to give notice when you move out? If so, how much 14, 30, 60 days? What is the procedure for notifying your landlord about repairs? Taking an hour to review the lease before signing could save you a lot of time and money in the future. Get everything in writing Scenario: the lease says you must pay $40 a month for lawn service. You tell the landlord that you do not want this service. e landlord tells you not to worry about it because he/she will not charge you. Just sign the lease and youll be good, the landlord says. What should you do? Before sign ing anything, get the landlords promise in writing and make sure it is incorporated into the lease. All promises/agreements should be in writing. If an agreement is made in person or over the phone after you sign the lease, follow up with an e-mail conrming the details of the conversation. is is to avoid having to prove the existence of an oral agreement in court if a dis pute arises. Conduct a thorough inspection Upon moving in, make sure you inspect your new place thoroughly. Take pictures, make a list of defects, and provide a copy of the list to your landlord immediately. is will prove that you are not responsible for pre-existing conditions. Similarly, upon moving out, be present during the nal inspection and take pictures of the condition in which you are leaving your place. If the inspector does not see any problems, make sure you get that in writing. Security deposits What does your lease say about security deposits? Is the pet deposit non-refundable? Under what conditions could the landlord retain the security deposit? Once you have moved out, the landlord is most likely required to return the security deposit or provide an itemized list of deductions for damages within a certain period of time. is require ment varies state-by-state. In Florida, your landlord has 15 days to return your deposit or 30 days to give you written notice by certied mail explaining the amount theyre keeping and why. If your landlord doesnt give the required notice, they must return all of your deposit. If they do give you notice, you then have 15 days to dispute the claim. Each state has dierent land lord/tenant rules. It is a good idea to be familiar with your states rules. Military clause e Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a federal law that allows a ser vicemember to terminate a lease before its expiration date, but only after providing written notice and a copy of PCS orders to the landlord. Even if there is not a military clause in your lease, you are still protected under the SCRA. Under the SCRA, the termination date of your lease will be 30 days af ter the next payment is due. For ex ample, if you give written notice on 15 February and you pay rent on the rst of each month, then your ter mination date is no earlier than 30 March. Some states have their own ver sions of the SCRA that give service members additional protections; one of those states is Florida. In Florida, you can terminate a lease for a variety of reasons. e big ones are: You get PCS orders requiring you to move at least 35 miles away You receive orders requiring you to move into government quarters THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Armed Service Blood Drive soone Armed Services Blood Programs Armed Services Blood Drive will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28 at the Naval Base Kings Bay Conference Center. For more information, visit military blood.dod.mil. Bod Pod measures body fatNSB Kings Bay Health Promotion and Well ness has a new Bod Pod that uses air displace ment to measure what percentage of your body is fat and what is not. e procedure is accurate, fast and safe; taking only 15 minutes. Since it ac curately measures your weight and the amount of air your body displaces, minimal form-tting clothing is required; ideally a spandex swimsuit, single-layer compression shorts and/or a light weight jog bra and swim cap that is supplied. To schedule an appointment, call Health Pro motion and Wellness at 573-8626 or 573-4237.Exchange Bonus Bucks Dec. 8Bonus Bucks are back at the NSB Kings Bay Navy Exchange this holiday season. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 8, customers will receive one $10 Bonus Bucks coupon for each $100 of merchan dise/service purchased, while coupon supplies last. A maximum of ve Bonus Bucks will be is sued to customers per single transaction. NEX Bonus Bucks will be redeemable in any NEX from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2013, on all merchandise and services except uniforms, gasoline, tobac co, alcohol, NEX and third-party gift cards and concession merchandise. Purchases made on the All Services Catalog or myNavyExchange. com do not apply. One coupon will be redeem able on a transaction of $50 or more. A maximum of ve coupons can be used on a transac tion of $250 or more. Navy-Marine Relief in new sitee Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay relocated to its permanent oce at Building 1062, Nov. 6. NMCRS and the Uniform Locker hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Fri day. For more information regarding NMCRS programs, services or to schedule an appoint ment for nancial assistance, call 573-3928.St. Marys sets Christmas eventsSt. Marys has set the following Christmas sea son events: Tuesday, Nov. 27, White Lighting Ceremony; Saturday, Dec. 1, Christmas in the Park; Saturday, Dec. 8, Tour our Town/Tour of Homes; Dec. 13 to 16, St. Marys Little eater presents Where are you Christmas?, eatre by the Trax, 1100 Osborne St.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, Live Nativity. Tickets for Tour our Town/Tour of Homes are on sale. For additional information on any of the events, call (912) 882-4000 or visit www.stmaryswelcome.com.Marine Heritage offers awardsEach year the Marine Corps Heritage Founda tion presents awards for creative work of individ uals in preserving and promulgating the Marine Corps history, traditions and culture. Marines and civilians may submit their own entries or the work of others for consideration. Awards will be presented at the Foundations annual ceremony on April 20, 2013. Submissions deadline is Jan. 9, 2013. For a detailed list of the awards and submission requirements, visit: http://www. marineheritage.org/Awards.asp.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.HHS launches smoking Web siteHealth and Human Services has launched BeTobaccoFree.gov, a comprehensive Web site providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies. is consolidated resource includes general information on tobac co, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit. Now hear this! Planning nancially for the holidaysProtecting yourself while renting Navy JAG Sailors should create a holiday spending plan now to avoid postseason nancial hardship, said a Navy nancial specialist, Nov. 15. Examine holiday priorities and gure out what is most important to you, said Stacy Living stone-Hoyte, nancial counselor, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). Instead of spending your hard-earned money on something just because its a holiday tradition; make sure its a tradition that is im portant to you and your family. Do not spend out of habit, obligation or guilt. Tracking expenses when pay ing for holiday purchases will help Sailors and families stay true to their priorities and objectives, said Livingstone-Hoyte. Determine your holiday spending limit by making a list of what you will spend on dierent cat egories or purchases. Be realistic and make sure that whatever you elect to spend will not exceed what you can aord, said LivingstoneHoyte. A little research of mar ket prices, retailer ads and deals around town can go a long way to ward understanding how you can match your purchase dollars with items for sale and dont forget to clip, cut and stack coupons for the best results. Livingstone-Hoyte said Sailors should also consider alternative gift-giving options like making homemade gifts or cooking food, volunteering as a family to help neighbors, friends and relatives or making a coupon to give as a pres ent that is redeemable for babysit ting or lawn care. Financial matters that occur from overspending or bad bud geting, such as failure to pay bills, bad credit, bankruptcy and fore closures can negatively impact a Sailors career, and aect mission readiness and the Navys ability to transfer or retain Sailors. Command nancial specialists provide nancial education and training, counseling, and informa tion referral at the command level at no cost to Sailors and their fami lies. FFSCs located worldwide provide nancial education and counseling for Sailors and families as well. Sailors experiencing nancial challenges should notify their chain of command and work with their CFS to development a bud get and explore additional options such as military relief societies, eli gibility for interest rate reductions and other relief. Personnel Command SAPR orders bystander intervention As part of the Navys continuing eorts to eliminate sexual assaults, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Nov. 14 requirements for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet training. As outlined in NAVADMIN 336/12 at www.npc. navy.mil, all active and reserve Sailors in ranks E6 and below will take part in targeted SAPR-Fleet training. e training will be delivered by mid-level leadership teams from their command, and must be completed by March 31. SAPR-F training is meant to educate Sailors on the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence in the Navy and to emphasize the role that each Sailors decision-making has on sexual assault prevention. SAPR-F also aims to help members understand the reporting options available to victims of sexual assault, as well as where to go for help. e training uses video vignettes and facilitated discussion to educate Sail ors on their responsibilities to inter vene in situations of possible assault or sexual assault. Sailors are trained not as potential perpetrators of sexual assault, but as bystanders who can and must inter vene with other Sailors when they encounter risky situations. Rear Adm. Martha Herb, director of Personnel Readiness and Community Support, emphasized the important role that this bystander intervention plays in preventing sexual assault. Sexual assault prevention and response is about courage: for vic tims to report, for shipmates to intervene, and for leaders to do what needs to be done. We all must have the courage to do whats right, said Herb. Bystanders have the power and responsibility to intervene in a potentially harmful situation, regardless of rank. SAPR-F training follows SAPRLeadership training, which was de signed to raise leaders awareness about the reality of sexual assault in the Navy and to emphasize their key prevention and response roles. SAPR-L and SAPR-F complement the Navys training continuum for sex ual assault prevention and response, which begins when each Sailor enters the Navy. e wide-sweeping reach of this initiative ensures that all Sailors are empowered to intervene to stop sexual assault. Completion of all SAPR training will be reported using the Fleet Training Management Planning System. Commands are required to com plete SAPR-F training no later than March 31. SAPR is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the Depart ment of the Navy. Personnel Command 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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sey State Police, as well as police from Toms River, Brick, Staord, Bayhead, Lavallette and Mantolok ing to ensure the safety and security of the areas under a mandatory evacu ation notice. e ability of the unit to deploy a team on such short notice is testament to their readiness and overall willingness to as sist those in need, said Lt. j.g. Jason Harczak, MSST Kings Bay deploy able team leader. Luckily for the Kings Bay crews, they arrived just in time to hunker down through a noreaster that brought heavy winds, rain and even a few inches of snow a signicant change for those accustomed to southeast Georgias considerably milder climate! Kings Bays crews worked closely with Philadelphia-based Sector Delaware Bay, as well as Station Barnegat Light, in conducting their patrols. Deployable team leader in-training Lt. j.g. Sharon Bishop discussed the lo gistics involved in deploy ing a 33-member team on such short notice. It was denitely a collaborative eort with ev eryone involved at the unit, Station Barnegat Light, Sector Delaware Bay, our planning sta and our command, said Bishop. Everyone was very helpful. It was a huge team eort, which shows how the Coast Guard is in general: its all teamwork. at level of teamwork is evident when looking at the docks at Station Bar negat Light. Where there are typically a few boats, there were several extras from all around Sector Delaware Bay and beyond for use in the post-Sandy response eorts. e MSST Kings Bay team arrived with a couple of its own 25-foot Response Boat-Smalls, but there were also boats from Station Cape May, Station Atlantic City and Station Manasquan Inlet ready to serve. I think its good we came up here to provide safety and security for the public who are still under mandatory evacu ation, said Petty Ocer 2nd Class Cody Schaner, an MSST Kings Bay boat swains mate and cox swain. I know were mak ing a dierence up here, and working with other government agencies has been a good experience. eyve been very hos pitable and professional, and teamwork is para mount in this situation. led Southern Mississippi to us. ats the commonal ity, is the (mild traumatic brain injury). I just think its going to be an issue thats going to be going on for a long time. Lee visited University of Southern Mississippis polymers lab and sports medicine department and was impressed with the work they are doing together, and with Rawlings. What they had initially showed in the data they provided showed that there was promise for an improved liner pro tection, said Lee, and I didnt want to let the opportunity pass me by. Leveraging dierent polymers, chambering and their relationship with Rawlings, the University of Southern Mississippi actually produced a liner that received a ve-star safety rating for football helmets. It just shows that were all ghting the same ght trying to mitigate brain injury. You become eligible to live in government quarters and opt to move into them Or you are released from active duty after having leased your place while on active duty and it is at least 35 miles from your home of record. If you qualify, in order to terminate your lease, give your landlord: writ ten notice, including a termination date that is at least 30 days after the date you deliver the notice to your landlord, and a copy of your orders or a letter signed by your command ing ocer. Once you do this, your landlord must prorate any rent you pay to the termination date in your notice. Landlord-tenant law can be confusing. Should an issue arise, visit your closest Region Legal Ser vice Oce, Southeast Le gal Assistance Oce.Rent 10 a.m. Paintball Tournament e NAU Paintball Tournament will consist of eight 3-person teams, age 18 and older. is double-elimination tournament begins at 10 a.m. in Etowah Park. All air, paint and equipment is oered free to the teams. Players wishing to sup ply their own equipment, excluding guns, must have prior approval from the Outdoor Adventure Center sta. Sign-ups will take place at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A registra tion deposit is required to secure your team and will be refunded the morn ing of the tournament. Tournament ocials are being sought. If inter ested contact Outdoor Recreation at 573-8103. 1030 a.m. Free food Hotdogs, chips and drink. 1130 a.m. Kids In e Dirt Challenge Kids challenge yourself and try out the mini trail, which is a portion of the adult course. Upon completion you will receive an o cial entry to win a bike. is is not a timed event. Parents are invited to run with their kids. is course is not stroller friendly. 1 p.m. Event winners announced and drawing for bikes If you are interested in earning some volunteer service time for a portion of the day, contact NAU Coordinator Miki Gilbert at 573-9869.NAUMSSTHelmet home-ported there, he added. at forward-leaning posture helps to build international relationships and reassure U.S. al lies, he said. Partnerships between the United States and Asia-Pacic nations are maturing and growing, Greenert said. For exam ple, in Japan and South Korea, U.S. Navy operations personnel are collocated with their host nation counterparts, he said. In addition, a longstanding series of talks with the Chinese navy have been expanded to include ag ocers, not just captains, Greenert said. We in the Department of Defense have now a deliberate strategy for engagement of the Chinese military, he said. e Asia-Pacic region has been a longtime focus for the Navy, the admiral said, so it makes sense that the U.S. defense strategy would include a rebalance toward the region. Part of the rebalance includes Spains recent agreement to allow four Aegis missile-equipped Arleigh Burke-class ships to home-port in Rota, ef fectively freeing up six ships to deploy elsewhere, Greenert said. In addition, more ships will be based on the West Coast. By 2020, 60 percent of the Navys ships will be based on the West Coast or elsewhere in the Pacic, he said. To send one ship for ward, Greenert said, requires four other ships: one in the region, one that has just returned, one that is preparing to deploy and one that is in main tenance. It makes better economic sense to keep ships home-ported in those regions, he said. About a third of the de ployed ships are in the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf, and about 18 are in the Mediterranean Sea, the admiral said. at arrangement helps to ensure access to mari time crossroads such as the Suez Canal and the straits of Hormuz, Malac ca and Gibraltar, he said.CNO THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 5 U.S. ocials praised the long-standing relationship with Poland as they celebrated the rst fulltime U.S. military pres ence in that nation Nov. 9. During a ceremony at Lask Air Base, about 100 miles southwest of War saw, U.S. Air Force personnel ew the American ag, marking the establish ment of a small unit dedi cated to supporting multinational aviation training and exercises. e ten personnel of the detachment will be joined by up to 200 visiting air men conducting quarterly training rotations. Ambassador to Poland Stephen D. Mull and Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, the commander of U.S. European Command and NATOs supreme allied commander, were joined at the ceremony by Po lands Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Chief of Sta Army Gen. Miec zyslaw Cieniuch and Air Force Commander Gen. Lech Majewski. e arrival of the 10man team at the base rep resents a new kind of U.S. boots on the ground here in Poland, said Derek Chollet, the assistant sec retary of defense for inter national security aairs. Chollet represented Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at the ceremony. e alliance between the United States and Po land is rooted in shared history, shared values and deep ties among our people, cemented through NATO and the ironclad commitment to Article 5, Chollet said. e Pol ish people have been our partners for over two cen turies, and since joining the NATO alliance in 1999, your troops have been shoulder-to-shoulder with ours in the Balkans, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. e personnel in Lask will provide continuity for U.S. personnel rotating in and out of Poland, defense ocials said. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Her cules units will form the core of the U.S. presence. e personnel at the de tachment will report to the 52nd Fighter Wing, based at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. President Barack Obama and Pol ish Prime Minister Don ald Tusk agreed to the U.S. presence in Lask during the presidents visit to Po land last year. e detachment will make it easier for U.S. and Polish airmen to increase their interoperability and will enhance military-tomilitary ties at all levels, defense ocials said. e presence will also facilitate bilateral and, of cials hope, multinational joint training exercises. Poland has extensive ranges and its airspace is far more open than countries farther west. Ocials also hope this will allow both militaries to deepen already strong partner ships. I am truly proud of the way our defense coopera tion has focused on look ing to the future to ensure we are prepared for the threats and challenges our countries will face, Chollet said. As we move to gether into the future, we expect more U.S. boots to follow as we establish a NATO ballistic missile in terceptor site at Redziko wo in 2018. e U.S. aviation detachment also sends a clear message to allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to Eu ropean defense and to the principle that we are in deed stronger together, Chollet said. Lauding the standup of a new aviation detachment in Poland as a new step in the U.S.Polish military relationship, Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis recently said it exemplies the two militaries growing cooperation, which has extended from combat in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan to Eu ropean missile defense. In his blog post today, Stavridis, NATOS supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, her alded the rst full-time presence of U.S. service members in Poland. The new 10-per son aviation detach ment, based at Lask Air Base, will support combined ghter and transport operations as they are joined by up to Stavridis lauds new cooperationUS ghters stationed at air base in Poland e Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, per formed a double-header in Florida Nov. 9 to 11, jumping not only at the Underwater Demolition Team/SEa, Air, Land commando Muster at the UDT/SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, but also appear ing at the Stuart Air Show in Stuart. e ve-man jump team made ve performanc es over the weekend, including practice jumps and one night jump at the air show. e performance at the Muster was done in con junction with a capabilities exercise held by local SEAL team members. fter they demonstrated insertion, reght, and extraction techniques, the Leap Frogs wrapped up the show with a demonstration of aerial capabili ties as the teams four SEALs and one Special War fare parachute rigger dropped in from 5,000 feet. It was awesome, said 10-year-old Ethan orn. Im denitely going to be a Navy SEAL. e air show performances began Friday night with a rare night jump involving jumper-mounted pyrotechnics streaking through the nighttime sky, only the fth such performance in the 2012 sched ule. I never imagined such a thing, said rst-time Leap Frogs audience member Sue ODea, espe cially at night. Jumping at night uses completely dierent sens es as a day jump, said Aircrew Survival Equipment man 1st Class omas Kinn, a three-year veteran of the team. Its very peaceful and surreal. While the Stuart Air Show was the last air show on the 2012 schedule, the team still has two more stadium jumps scheduled for this year, with the next performance being the Army-Navy game Dec. 8 in Philadelphia. e Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute dem onstrations in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. Kendall warns of cuts A senior Pentagon ocial reected Nov. 5 on his past ser vice in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmak ers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Departments budget. Frank Kendall, undersec retary of defense for acquisi tion, technology and logistics, shared his perspective as a for mer Army ocer while speak ing to an audience during the 31st Annual Government Contract Management Conference here. In the 70s, I was an Army captain deployed in Europe, and I saw what it was like to live within a hollow force, he said. I saw what it was like to have no parts for our systems, not be able to do any training and have very poor readiness. We dont want to go back there. We could make cuts in that way, but we dont, denitely, want to do that,. Its one of the tenets [Defense] Secretary [Leon E.] Panetta put forth when he asked us to redesign both the strategy and the bud get. We need to have a modern force. Sequestration refers to a mechanism in the 2011 Budget Control Act that would trigger an additional $500 billion acrossthe-board defense spending cut over the next decade, in addition to $487 billion in cuts already programmed, unless Congress identies equiv alent savings by January. We have to collectively do everything we can do to see to it that [sequestration] doesnt happen, Kendall said. It would be a devastating result, not just for the department, but for the country if cuts of that magnitude were applied so indiscriminately. Kendall said the defense secretary, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, and other senior Pentagon leaders have been very articulate about this with strong comments on the topic. Nobody in Congress likes the idea of sequestration that Ive been able to nd anyway, he said. Everybody wants to avoid it. e question is how do we do it? Its in the Leap Frogs put on show

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Anger management seminar Nov. 28Anger 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, Nov. 28. 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 Monday, Nov. 26. Enrollment in this sixweek 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.Transition Assistance Program seminar comingTAP is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military that provides information on ben efits, job search skills, employ ment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other related transition skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The seminars are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 to 30 for retirement. You must be registered by your Command Career Counselor. For more information call 573-4513.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Nov. 26The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Nov. 26. For more infor mation, call 573-4513.Million Dollar Sailor program upcomingThe Million Dollar Sailor Program is personal wealth building for sailors and their families. This course assists those attending on how to navi gate successfully through finan cial challenges that accompany them. This training was created to specifically combat the most common financial issues fac ing sailors today. It will provide you with financial management skills that can be used over their lifetime. This training is sched uled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29. Registration is recom mended. For more information call 573-9783.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group meets every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This workshop is sched uled for 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 27. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to participate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 5734506.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regu lar workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can cre ate a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to par ticipate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty person nel. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops law, and unless Congress acts its going to stay in the law and be implemented. Kendall explained the nuances of the law: We essentially have to go into every budget account and maybe every budget line, and take the same per centage out of essentially every line. [Sequestration is] really a singularly stupid way to take money out of the Defense Department. It is a ridiculous way to do it. It doesnt allow us to prioritize; it doesnt allow us to align our spending with the strategy. Kendall pointed to the Defense Departments ef forts last year to adhere to the Budget Control Act by taking $50 billion a year out, and said Pentagon leaders decided against a traditional budget cut ting, damage limitation exercise. Kendall said instead there was a concerted ef fort to build a budget and develop a strategy supporting the type of mili tary, capabilities and force structure needed for Joint Force 2020. It was a painful process because taking $50 billion a year out over 10 years is not an easy thing for us to do, he said. But we came back with a strategy we think is sound. It was well received in general. e budget we sent up has not been attacked par ticularly. ereve been some [additions], actu ally, to the budget that we sent up. So were sitting here under a continuing resolution waiting to see whats going to happen with sequestration. Sequestration would require leaders to make very hard choices, Ken dall said, to ensure the department maintains technological superiority, maintains faith with its workforce and achieves the necessary cuts. ere arent a whole lot of things left in the budget that we can cut, he said. But if were going to have a superior force, a force thats agile, thats ready to go then the additional cuts are really very hard for us to absorb.Cuts 200 visiting airmen conducting quarterly training rotations. e idea is to keep a small number of our U.S. airmen on the ground in Poland, while we rotate in F-16 [Fighting Falcon jets] and C-130 [Hercu les] transport aircraft for mutual training together, Stavridis wrote. Beginning next year, rotational deployments of U.S. military aircraft for at least two weeks at a time will expand existing opportunities for a rich mix of bilateral, NATO and multilateral exercises and training, he noted. In a sense, this deploy ment celebrates over two centuries of Polish-U.S. defense cooperation, the admiral said. He recalled the story of Count Casimir Pulaski, the Polish noble man who helped the edging U.S. military was it was being organized during the American Revolution. Pulaski is remembered as the father of the Ameri can cavalry, and died from wounds suered in the Battle of Savannah. Stavridis also recognized Polish troops cour age during World War II as they fought alongside U.S. soldiers to liberate Europe from the Nazis. e new deployment builds on this long history, Stavridis said, bringing together the two nations technology, tactics and, most importantly, their people. As we all know, per sonal contact trumps ev erything; especially with strong, historic allies like Poland, he wrote. Stavridis, Assistant Sec retary of Defense Derek Chollet and U.S. Ambas sador to Poland Stephen D. Mull were joined at the Nov. 8 activation ceremo ny by Polands Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Chief of Sta Army Gen. Mieczyslaw Cieniuch and Air Force Command er Gen. Lech Majewski. I am truly proud of the way our defense coopera tion has focused on look ing to the future to ensure we are prepared for the threats and challenges our countries will face, Chollet said during the ceremony. As we move together into the future, we expect more U.S. boots to follow as we establish a NATO ballistic missile interceptor site at Redzikowo in 2018. e U.S. aviation de tachment also sends a clear message to allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to Eu ropean defense and to the principle that we are indeed stronger together, Chollet said.New 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 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Winter in Wonderland will be 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at inside and outside of the Kings Bay Conference.. theres lots to do for the whole family, with an ice skating rink, holi day characters, holiday train, inatables, halo jumper, games, crafts, cookies, cider and cocoa and the jolly old elf himself, Santa, arrives at 6 p.m. Additionally, e Grinch (PG) will be shown on the outdoor theater starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Breakfast with Santa Its SSaturday, Dec. 15, at the Kings Bay Conference Center. Tickets are on sale at Information, Tickets and Travel or the Kings Bay Navy Exchange, for $5 per person over 12 years old, $3 per child 12 and under and children 2 and under free with a paying adult. Breakfast will be served 8 to 10 a.m. with Santa arriving at 9 until 10:30 a.m. for photo ops with Santa so remember your camera. Story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday characters, and a holiday movie are all part of the enjoy ment. Join the fun this year with MWR and the Kings Bay Navy Exchange with a delicious breakfast. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Toys for Tots 5K Run Its Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Kings Bay Fitness Complex, spon sored by Kings Bay Fitness Staff and USMC. Registration is at 6:30 a.m., with a race start at 7 am. All participants are encour aged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or give a $5 donation. All commands, family members and civilians are encouraged to run. For more information call (912) 573-3990. 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. 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. 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. Invitation for sealed bids Kings Bay Outdoor Adventure Center has the following equip ment in fair/poor working con dition: Jon Boat 16-foot No. 7475j667 in fair working con dition; Jon Boat 16-foot No. 482H586 in fair working con dition; Jon Boat 16-foot No. BF8173G192 in fair working condition; Car Vehicle Trailer No. 447750 in poor working con dition with following problems, some rust on trailer and two bad tires (tire info 22575R15). All the above equipment can be physi cally seen and sealed bid appli cations may be picked up at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 1029 Henry Stimson Road., Kings Bay, GA 31547. Make sure sealed bid is written on the bottom of the envelope and dropped off at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sealed bids process will begin on at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 and they must be received or postmarked by Dec. 6. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m. Dec. 10. For more information, call the Outdoor Adventure Center manager at (912) 573-8103 If you are the successful bidder you will be notified when and where you may pick-up your equip ment. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Winter Break Camp 2012 at the Youth Center is Dec. 21 to Jan. 8, but closed Christ mas and New Years Day. Its for kindergarten to 12 year olds. School Age Care pa trons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors, and Individual Augmentees registration begins Monday, Dec. 3. Active duty with working or student spouses and DoD employee registra tion begins Monday, Dec. 10 and DoD contractors and all others will start on Monday, Dec. 17. You can register 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m Monday through Friday, excluding closed holidays. Cost is based on total family income. A most recent Leave and Earnings Statement/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. A birth certicate must be available for conrmation of age. IAs must provide orders. Single/Dual Military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. No outside food is allowed. For more information, call (912) 573-2380. Navy Child & Youth programs welcome children of all abilities. Free movies for kids At 1 p.m. Nov. 23 is Brave and Nov. 24 and 25 Furry Vengence. 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. The movie schedule is listed on Facebook under the events tab on mwrkingsbay page.Winter Camp nears Just for kids Liberty call Winter in Wonderland Dec. 8 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 7

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Lets face it, Thanksgiving is about turkey. I prefer the dark meat over the white, as I know you must be wondering. Theres also something to be said for pumpkin pie with whipped cream. When it comes to green bean casserole, or scalloped potatoes, Ill let you clean out the middle and Ill take the burnt, caramelized party stuck to the side. But stuffing from the bird is No. 1. My grandmother made the best, even though I havent tasted it for more than 40 years. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Mary Gordon Family member Niagara Falls, N.Y. Turkey, the white meat. CS1 Landy Hammond Submarine Group 10 Gates County, N.C. The stuffing. Richard Valentine Retired Army Alden, Kan. Why turkey, of course. The dark meat. Mary Anthony Family member Carbondale, Ill. The stuffing. AB Jason Burrows HMS Vigilant Guisborough, England Turkey, the white meat. MA3 Brandon Woodruff Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Mishawaka, Ind. Green bean casserole. Two Navy veterans committed to deepSailors and Marines from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit held a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship, Nov. 9. e cremated remains of two Navy veterans, David L. Miller and Jerome A. Seward, were commit ted to rest in the Mediterranean Sea. e ceremony opened with remarks from Iwo Jimas Executive Ocer, Capt. James E. McGovern, and a prayer by Chaplain Lt. Randy A. Gibson. For one Iwo Jima Sailor, the ties went beyond just those of naval service. Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Christopher R. SergentSeward, grandson of Jerome A. Seward, was able to witness and participate in his grandfathers nal disposition at sea. It made me feel really proud and honored, said Sergent-Seward. I was glad to be able to do this for him because he had always said he wanted to be buried at sea. My family is very happy that I was the one who committed his remains to the sea. As keepsakes, the families of the departed veterans will receive a signed letter from the ships commanding ocer, spent rie-bullet casings from the 21-gun salute, a marked chart indicating where the burial-at-sea took place and a CD containing photographs of the event. is is a very special and impor tant moment for the families, and since they are not able to be pres ent, we try to make sure they feel as much a part of it as possible, said Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Diana R. Silver. Performing burials-at-sea for the family mem bers of veterans who served our country is truly an honor. e naval tradition of being bur ied at sea is extended to active duty members of the uniformed servic es, retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged, U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command and dependent family members of active duty. Iwo Jima and the embarked 24th MEU are currently deployed in support of maritime security op erations and theater security coop eration eorts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Sailors grandfather buried at sea I was glad to be able to do this for him because he always said he wanted to be buried at sea AO3 Christopher Sergent-Seward USS Iwo Jima THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 9

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith have agreed to place two key space sys tems in Australia. One system, an Air Force C-band space-sur veillance radar, will move from Antigua in the West Indies to Western Austra lia in 2014. It will track space assets and debris, increase the security of space-based systems and increase cov erage of space objects in the Southern Hemisphere. e other system is an advanced U.S. space sur veillance telescope designed and built by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In Australia, the system will help to leverage space surveillance capabilities for both nations, ocials said. e United States and Australia also are discussing establishing a combined communications gateway in Western Australia. e system would give operators in both nations access to wideband global satellite communications satellites. All of that represents a major leap forward in bilateral space coopera tion and an important new frontier in the United States rebalance to the Asia-Pacic region, Panetta said during a news conference after a series of meetings here today during the 2012 AustraliaUnited States Ministerial Consultations. e C-Band mechanical tracking ground-based ra dar is useful in space sur veillance and can identify space objects in low Earth orbit. It can accurately track up to 200 objects a day and can help to identify satellites, their orbits and potential anomalies, ac cording to a fact sheet about the system. When the radar is relocated to Australia, it will be the rst low-Earth-or bit space surveillance net work sensor in the South ern Hemisphere. e new location will give needed southern and eastern hemispheric cov erage that will lead to bet ter positional accuracies and predictions, the fact sheet states. e system will provide a critical dedicated sensor for the U.S. Space Surveil lance Network, the main system that the United States and its partners rely on to detect, track and identify objects in space. C-band radar also can help in tracking high-interest space launches from Asia. A senior U.S. defense ocial said the United States will get the system up and running once it is in Australia, then will train Australians to operate the system. Relocating and getting the system running will cost about $30 million, and after that will cost $8 million to $10 million a year to operate, the ocial said. e second system, the DARPA space surveillance optical telescope, will oer an order-of-magnitude improvement over groundbased electro-optical deep space surveillance, or GEODSS, telescopes in search rate and the ability to detect and track satel lites, ocials said. Existing telescopes cant provide a full picture of objects such as microsatellites and space debris. e SST gives a wider eld of view and can better detect and track small objects at deep-space altitudes about 22,000 miles above Earths surface associ ated with geosynchronous orbits. A geosynchronous or -Systems to be in Australia 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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On an August evening in Afghanistan, Sta Sgt. Cody Rhode and his fellow Marines were nearing the end of their deploy ment and anticipating the return home. Until then, they went about their normal rou tines. It was a joyful time for the Marines, Rhode said. He didnt know he would soon be running for his life. Rhode was among at least six others involved in an Aug. 10 shooting on their forward operating base in Garmsir District. e Marines attempt ed to escape the shooter through a small gap be tween a chain-link fence and wall of their location. (e objective) was getting everybody through the fence, and back to the compound to let everybody else know that this is whats going on outside, Rhode said. Rhode was the last one to get through the fence, but not before being shot four times, in the shoulder and leg. Rhode said he barely noticed the rst four wounds because of his high adrenaline. But the fth shot shattered his el bow; he knew it was bro ken because he could see his arm dangling. Despite this, Rhode kept running to warn his fellow Marines and sailors of the situation. Rhode managed to reach safety, where his wounds were treated by a corpsman. (e corpsman and my fellow Marines) took care of me, Rhode said. (e Marines) did whatever they could for everybody else (the Marines and sailors) did everything they were trained to do. Im proud of them. Rhode was rst medically evacuated nearby to Camp Dwyer, then moved to other locations to un dergo a total of six surger ies. He continues to recov er today. But the attack ultimately cost 3rd Marine Regiment the lives of Sta Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, Cpl. Rich ard A. Rivera Jr. and Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, who were honored Oct. 29 in a memorial at Dewey Square. e loss of his fellow Marines was huge for Rhode. ey became close while working together throughout the year. It felt like he lost family members. Youre not just work partners, Rhode said of his fellow Marines. Youre not just people who do a job together. You had to be more than that. While being transport ed from place to place, receiving surgery for his wounds, Rhode also thought about his wife and children at home, and hoped they were doing well. He said he was proud of his wife for all she had done during his recovery process. Rhode received a Purple Heart Medal Nov. 2 for the injuries he sustained in the attack. e 28-year-old was presented with the medal in a formation near the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment oces. He is an extremely humble Marine who is grateful for the support he has received throughout his healing process, said 1st Sgt. Justin L. Ezell, the Headquarters Battery rst sergeant for 1st Bn., 12th Marines. A native of Rogers, City, Mich., Rhode enlisted in the Corps to be a part of something bigger than himself. While most recently deployed to Helmand prov inces Garmsir District, Rhode was a mobile team platoon sergeant with the Police Advisory Team of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, contributing to the training needs of the Afghan National Police. His duties included leading the ANP and his fellow Marines on patrols and overseeing his Mobile Team. Our time there was spent patrolling the area daily in combined patrols or Marine patrols, Rhodes said. e men were tough, always ready at a moments notice and pro cient in all areas of polic ing and patrolling. Rhode has since left Marine Corps Base Ha waii and is now assigned to Wounded Warrior Bat talion West Detach ment Balboa, at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He continues to go through physical therapy. ough four of his wounds have healed into small scars, the biggest scar is on his elbow. Rhode is unable to fully bend his arm inward be cause of the plate that currently holds his elbow together. He still has a long jour ney to go in the recovery process, but has already made leaps and bounds in the arduous course of mending the wounds he has received, Ezell said. is Marine is a true war rior and seless leader of Marines. Although he is not sure what hell do upon leaving the Corps, Rhode hopes to be in a position where he can help other people. For now, he plans to stay in the Marine Corps until retirement. I dont know what the future holds for me, Rhode said. But Ive got a good family and the Ma rine Corps to help me g ure that out. bit is an orbit around Earth thats about 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds around, matching the planets rotation period. For an observer on the ground, an object in geo synchronous orbit returns daily to the same position in the sky. e SST telescope achieved rst light in February 2011 and then went through an exten sive checkout period and ne-alignment phase that readied the system for a demonstration beginning in October 2011. e DARPA test and evaluation period was completed in August. e telescope is now based in New Mexico, but moving it to Australia will allow it to cover a more densely populated region of the geostationary satel lite belt, according to a fact sheet. Sarges good day went bad System THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 13

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Fleet belongs at seaCNO to press club: Navy at best when forward-deployedWith warghting the central focus of the Navys mission, the Navy is best when it is out and about, Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, said in Washington, D.C., Nov. 16. Operating forward means using innovative ways to make sure the ships that we have are where we need them to be, the admiral said during a speech at a National Press Club luncheon. Readiness to conduct forward operations requires more than just parts, maintenance and fuel, he added. It also means that we have competent and procient crews that are ready to do the job, he said. For about 10 years, around half of the Navys ships have been forward-deployed in the Asia-Pacic region, Greenert said. Half of those ships are Up Periscope Whats your favorite dish in Thanksgiving dinner Page 9 Air Force lands U.S. reaches new base agreement with Poland Page 5 Roboworld School class visits NSB EOD Mobile Unit 6 Page 4 Kings Bay unit works in post-Sandy New Jersey Dec. 1 activities start with 5K Challenge Mark your calendars! e breakout event for Navy Adventures Unleashed Kings Bay is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 at Etowah Park, near the Trident Lakes Golf Course is free, family fun event is sure to give all the opportunity to be outsiders and challenge you with a variety of activities. e Kings Bay community is invited to come out and get a little dirty, enjoy lunch and cheer on your friends. Make sure to register for the drawing, you could go home with a new mountain bike. e morning starts with a 9 a.m. 5K Challenge Run through the woods of Etowah Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the golf course hospitality room. T-shirts will be given to the rst 150 participants and medals will be awarded for top male and female nishers. For more information, call (912) 573-9869 Participants are asked to use overow, grass parking next to the golf course. e agenda for the day is as follows: 10 a.m. Event kickoff Race winners announced, inflata bles, bounce houses, rock wall and halo jump up and ready. Attendees will be required to utilize designated parking and may be required to walk into the park. The main road is stroller friendly. 10 a.m. Strongman Competition Here is your chance to challenge your friends with a series of mini competitions. Who will be Kings Bays Strong Man? Sign up prior to events for the Iron Cross Challenge, Gator Push and Tire Toss. Medals & T-shirts for awarded for the top nishers. For more information, contact sports at 573-8908. Coast Guards Maritime Safety and Security Team augments police forcesWhen Hurricane Sandy made landfall late October in New Jersey, the damage left behind was unprecedented. New inlets were created, the shoreline shifted and entire houses were relocated. Millions were left without power. Many became homeless. In the wake of the storm, members from Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team Kings Bay deployed to support safety and security eorts due to mandatory evacuations. e 33-member deployable team, consisting of boat crews, engineers and support members, received notication Nov. 5 and traveled north to lend their expertise. e team set up base at Station Barnegat Light, N.J., and was tasked with conducting patrols from the southern tip of Long Beach Island to the Point Pleasant Canal, which covers more than 40 miles. e boat crews worked with New JerNavy Adventures Unleashed plans big day Researchers labor to limit, eliminate concussion injuriesWhether someone absorbs a hit by an improvised explosive device or a charging linebacker, the eect can be devastating on the human brain. Knowing that, researchers from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are examining technology developed at the University of Southern Mississippi for football helmets that could one day also help protect Soldiers. A liner system designed at the Southern Mississippi polymer science laboratory, with assistance from the schools sports medicine department, has been used in the Neuro Responsive Gear, or NRG, helmet produced by Rawlings Sporting Goods. e NRG features a system that combines foam and air bladders to more eectively absorb impacts. e helmet is being used in the National Football League and in the college ranks. Don Lee, a project engineer in the Headgear rust Area of NSRDEC, is now looking at how that technology could apply to military helmets. I was approached by the University of Southern Mississippi early last summer, Lee said. ey had gotten wind that we were doing helmet work, and they had been doing a lot of work with Rawlings on a pneumatic liner system for football helmets, mainly. ey ended up coming up here and bringing one of their prototype liner systems, and we went over to the helmet lab here at the base and we tested the helmet. It actually showed some good preliminary data for an unoptimized system. Lee works to prevent traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs. He understands that once damaged, the brain cant repair itself and the injury is permanent. He sees potential in the University of Southern Mississippi system. As Lee has pointed out, Soldiers and athletes are equally vulnerable to TBI. Increasingly, the military, academia and the sports industry are sharing information on the subject. Were all tied in together, supporting each other, Lee said. Its not like were all working inside a vacuum. 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When entering into a residential lease, both landlords and tenants alike hope that everything runs smoothly. While this is usually the case, sometimes problems arise. e following are ways to protect yourself when entering into a residential lease. Read your lease before you sign Always read your lease in its entirety before signing. A lease may seem like a bunch of legal jargon, but remember, you will be bound by its terms. Are you required to have the carpet professionally cleaned before moving out? Do you have to upkeep the lawn? Do you have to give notice when you move out? If so, how much 14, 30, 60 days? What is the procedure for notifying your landlord about repairs? Taking an hour to review the lease before signing could save you a lot of time and money in the future. Get everything in writing Scenario: the lease says you must pay $40 a month for lawn service. You tell the landlord that you do not want this service. e landlord tells you not to worry about it because he/she will not charge you. Just sign the lease and youll be good, the landlord says. What should you do? Before signing anything, get the landlords promise in writing and make sure it is incorporated into the lease. All promises/agreements should be in writing. If an agreement is made in person or over the phone after you sign the lease, follow up with an e-mail conrming the details of the conversation. is is to avoid having to prove the existence of an oral agreement in court if a dispute arises. Conduct a thorough inspection Upon moving in, make sure you inspect your new place thoroughly. Take pictures, make a list of defects, and provide a copy of the list to your landlord immediately. is will prove that you are not responsible for pre-existing conditions. Similarly, upon moving out, be present during the nal inspection and take pictures of the condition in which you are leaving your place. If the inspector does not see any problems, make sure you get that in writing. Security deposits What does your lease say about security deposits? Is the pet deposit non-refundable? Under what conditions could the landlord retain the security deposit? Once you have moved out, the landlord is most likely required to return the security deposit or provide an itemized list of deductions for damages within a certain period of time. is requirement varies state-by-state. In Florida, your landlord has 15 days to return your deposit or 30 days to give you written notice by certied mail explaining the amount theyre keeping and why. If your landlord doesnt give the required notice, they must return all of your deposit. If they do give you notice, you then have 15 days to dispute the claim. Each state has dierent landlord/tenant rules. It is a good idea to be familiar with your states rules. Military clause e Servicemembers Civil Relief Act is a federal law that allows a servicemember to terminate a lease before its expiration date, but only after providing written notice and a copy of PCS orders to the landlord. Even if there is not a military clause in your lease, you are still protected under the SCRA. Under the SCRA, the termination date of your lease will be 30 days after the next payment is due. For example, if you give written notice on 15 February and you pay rent on the rst of each month, then your termination date is no earlier than 30 March. Some states have their own versions of the SCRA that give servicemembers additional protections; one of those states is Florida. In Florida, you can terminate a lease for a variety of reasons. e big ones are: You get PCS orders requiring you to move at least 35 miles away You receive orders requiring you to move into government quarters THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Armed Service Blood Drive soone Armed Services Blood Programs Armed Services Blood Drive will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28 at the Naval Base Kings Bay Conference Center. For more information, visit militaryblood.dod.mil. Bod Pod measures body fatNSB Kings Bay Health Promotion and Well ness has a new Bod Pod that uses air displace ment to measure what percentage of your body is fat and what is not. e procedure is accurate, fast and safe; taking only 15 minutes. Since it ac curately measures your weight and the amount of air your body displaces, minimal form-tting clothing is required; ideally a spandex swimsuit, single-layer compression shorts and/or a light weight jog bra and swim cap that is supplied. To schedule an appointment, call Health Pro motion and Wellness at 573-8626 or 573-4237.Exchange Bonus Bucks Dec. 8Bonus Bucks are back at the NSB Kings Bay Navy Exchange this holiday season. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dec. 8, customers will receive one $10 Bonus Bucks coupon for each $100 of merchan dise/service purchased, while coupon supplies last. A maximum of ve Bonus Bucks will be is sued to customers per single transaction. NEX Bonus Bucks will be redeemable in any NEX from Dec. 26 to Jan. 1, 2013, on all merchandise and services except uniforms, gasoline, tobac co, alcohol, NEX and third-party gift cards and concession merchandise. Purchases made on the All Services Catalog or myNavyExchange. com do not apply. One coupon will be redeem able on a transaction of $50 or more. A maximum of ve coupons can be used on a transac tion of $250 or more. Navy-Marine Relief in new sitee Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay relocated to its permanent oce at Building 1062, Nov. 6. NMCRS and the Uniform Locker hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Fri day. For more information regarding NMCRS programs, services or to schedule an appoint ment for nancial assistance, call 573-3928.St. Marys sets Christmas eventsSt. Marys has set the following Christmas sea son events: Tuesday, Nov. 27, White Lighting Ceremony; Saturday, Dec. 1, Christmas in the Park; Saturday, Dec. 8, Tour our Town/Tour of Homes; Dec. 13 to 16, St. Marys Little eater presents Where are you Christmas?, eatre by the Trax, 1100 Osborne St.; Tuesday, Dec. 18, Live Nativity. Tickets for Tour our Town/Tour of Homes are on sale. For additional information on any of the events, call (912) 882-4000 or visit www.stmaryswelcome.com.Marine Heritage offers awardsEach year the Marine Corps Heritage Founda tion presents awards for creative work of individ uals in preserving and promulgating the Marine Corps history, traditions and culture. Marines and civilians may submit their own entries or the work of others for consideration. Awards will be presented at the Foundations annual ceremony on April 20, 2013. Submissions deadline is Jan. 9, 2013. For a detailed list of the awards and submission requirements, visit: http://www. marineheritage.org/Awards.asp.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.HHS launches smoking Web siteHealth and Human Services has launched BeTobaccoFree.gov, a comprehensive Web site providing one-stop access to the best and most up-to-date tobacco-related information from across its agencies. is consolidated resource includes general information on tobacco, federal and state laws and policies, health statistics, and evidence-based methods on how to quit. Now hear this! Planning nancially for the holidaysProtecting yourself while renting Navy JAG Sailors should create a holiday spending plan now to avoid postseason nancial hardship, said a Navy nancial specialist, Nov. 15. Examine holiday priorities and gure out what is most important to you, said Stacy Livingstone-Hoyte, nancial counselor, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). Instead of spending your hard-earned money on something just because its a holiday tradition; make sure its a tradition that is important to you and your family. Do not spend out of habit, obligation or guilt. Tracking expenses when paying for holiday purchases will help Sailors and families stay true to their priorities and objectives, said Livingstone-Hoyte. Determine your holiday spending limit by making a list of what you will spend on dierent categories or purchases. Be realistic and make sure that whatever you elect to spend will not exceed what you can aord, said LivingstoneHoyte. A little research of market prices, retailer ads and deals around town can go a long way toward understanding how you can match your purchase dollars with items for sale and dont forget to clip, cut and stack coupons for the best results. Livingstone-Hoyte said Sailors should also consider alternative gift-giving options like making homemade gifts or cooking food, volunteering as a family to help neighbors, friends and relatives or making a coupon to give as a present that is redeemable for babysitting or lawn care. Financial matters that occur from overspending or bad budgeting, such as failure to pay bills, bad credit, bankruptcy and foreclosures can negatively impact a Sailors career, and aect mission readiness and the Navys ability to transfer or retain Sailors. Command nancial specialists provide nancial education and training, counseling, and information referral at the command level at no cost to Sailors and their families. FFSCs located worldwide provide nancial education and counseling for Sailors and families as well. Sailors experiencing nancial challenges should notify their chain of command and work with their CFS to development a budget and explore additional options such as military relief societies, eligibility for interest rate reductions and other relief. Personnel Command SAPR orders bystander intervention As part of the Navys continuing eorts to eliminate sexual assaults, the Chief of Naval Personnel announced Nov. 14 requirements for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Fleet training. As outlined in NAVADMIN 336/12 at www.npc. navy.mil, all active and reserve Sailors in ranks E6 and below will take part in targeted SAPR-Fleet training. e training will be delivered by mid-level leadership teams from their command, and must be completed by March 31. SAPR-F training is meant to educate Sailors on the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence in the Navy and to emphasize the role that each Sailors decision-making has on sexual assault prevention. SAPR-F also aims to help members understand the reporting options available to victims of sexual assault, as well as where to go for help. e training uses video vignettes and facilitated discussion to educate Sailors on their responsibilities to intervene in situations of possible assault or sexual assault. Sailors are trained not as potential perpetrators of sexual assault, but as bystanders who can and must intervene with other Sailors when they encounter risky situations. Rear Adm. Martha Herb, director of Personnel Readiness and Community Support, emphasized the important role that this bystander intervention plays in preventing sexual assault. Sexual assault prevention and response is about courage: for victims to report, for shipmates to intervene, and for leaders to do what needs to be done. We all must have the courage to do whats right, said Herb. Bystanders have the power and responsibility to intervene in a potentially harmful situation, regardless of rank. SAPR-F training follows SAPRLeadership training, which was designed to raise leaders awareness about the reality of sexual assault in the Navy and to emphasize their key prevention and response roles. SAPR-L and SAPR-F complement the Navys training continuum for sex ual assault prevention and response, which begins when each Sailor enters the Navy. e wide-sweeping reach of this initiative ensures that all Sailors are empowered to intervene to stop sexual assault. Completion of all SAPR training will be reported using the Fleet Training Management Planning System. Commands are required to complete SAPR-F training no later than March 31. SAPR is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which builds resiliency to hone the most combat-eective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. Personnel Command 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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sey State Police, as well as police from Toms River, Brick, Staord, Bayhead, Lavallette and Mantoloking to ensure the safety and security of the areas under a mandatory evacuation notice. e ability of the unit to deploy a team on such short notice is testament to their readiness and overall willingness to assist those in need, said Lt. j.g. Jason Harczak, MSST Kings Bay deployable team leader. Luckily for the Kings Bay crews, they arrived just in time to hunker down through a noreaster that brought heavy winds, rain and even a few inches of snow a signicant change for those accustomed to southeast Georgias considerably milder climate! Kings Bays crews worked closely with Philadelphia-based Sector Delaware Bay, as well as Station Barnegat Light, in conducting their patrols. Deployable team leader in-training Lt. j.g. Sharon Bishop discussed the logistics involved in deploying a 33-member team on such short notice. It was denitely a collaborative eort with everyone involved at the unit, Station Barnegat Light, Sector Delaware Bay, our planning sta and our command, said Bishop. Everyone was very helpful. It was a huge team eort, which shows how the Coast Guard is in general: its all teamwork. at level of teamwork is evident when looking at the docks at Station Barnegat Light. Where there are typically a few boats, there were several extras from all around Sector Delaware Bay and beyond for use in the post-Sandy response eorts. e MSST Kings Bay team arrived with a couple of its own 25-foot Response Boat-Smalls, but there were also boats from Station Cape May, Station Atlantic City and Station Manasquan Inlet ready to serve. I think its good we came up here to provide safety and security for the public who are still under mandatory evacuation, said Petty Ocer 2nd Class Cody Schaner, an MSST Kings Bay boatswains mate and coxswain. I know were making a dierence up here, and working with other government agencies has been a good experience. eyve been very hospitable and professional, and teamwork is paramount in this situation. led Southern Mississippi to us. ats the commonal ity, is the (mild traumatic brain injury). I just think its going to be an issue thats going to be going on for a long time. Lee visited University of Southern Mississippis polymers lab and sports medicine department and was impressed with the work they are doing together, and with Rawlings. What they had initially showed in the data they provided showed that there was promise for an improved liner protection, said Lee, and I didnt want to let the opportunity pass me by. Leveraging dierent polymers, chambering and their relationship with Rawlings, the University of Southern Mississippi actually produced a liner that received a ve-star safety rating for football helmets. It just shows that were all ghting the same ght trying to mitigate brain injury. You become eligible to live in government quarters and opt to move into them Or you are released from active duty after having leased your place while on active duty and it is at least 35 miles from your home of record. If you qualify, in order to terminate your lease, give your landlord: written notice, including a termination date that is at least 30 days after the date you deliver the notice to your landlord, and a copy of your orders or a letter signed by your commanding ocer. Once you do this, your landlord must prorate any rent you pay to the termination date in your notice. Landlord-tenant law can be confusing. Should an issue arise, visit your closest Region Legal Service Oce, Southeast Legal Assistance Oce.Rent 10 a.m. Paintball Tournament e NAU Paintball Tournament will consist of eight 3-person teams, age 18 and older. is double-elimination tournament begins at 10 a.m. in Etowah Park. All air, paint and equipment is oered free to the teams. Players wishing to sup ply their own equipment, excluding guns, must have prior approval from the Outdoor Adventure Center sta. Sign-ups will take place at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. A registration deposit is required to secure your team and will be refunded the morn ing of the tournament. Tournament ocials are being sought. If inter ested contact Outdoor Recreation at 573-8103. 1030 a.m. Free food Hotdogs, chips and drink. 1130 a.m. Kids In e Dirt Challenge Kids challenge yourself and try out the mini trail, which is a portion of the adult course. Upon completion you will receive an o cial entry to win a bike. is is not a timed event. Parents are invited to run with their kids. is course is not stroller friendly. 1 p.m. Event winners announced and drawing for bikes If you are interested in earning some volunteer service time for a portion of the day, contact NAU Coordinator Miki Gilbert at 573-9869.NAUMSSTHelmet home-ported there, he added. at forward-leaning posture helps to build international relationships and reassure U.S. allies, he said. Partnerships between the United States and Asia-Pacic nations are maturing and growing, Greenert said. For example, in Japan and South Korea, U.S. Navy operations personnel are collocated with their host nation counterparts, he said. In addition, a longstanding series of talks with the Chinese navy have been expanded to include ag ocers, not just captains, Greenert said. We in the Department of Defense have now a deliberate strategy for engagement of the Chinese military, he said. e Asia-Pacic region has been a longtime focus for the Navy, the admiral said, so it makes sense that the U.S. defense strategy would include a rebalance toward the region. Part of the rebalance includes Spains recent agreement to allow four Aegis missile-equipped Arleigh Burke-class ships to home-port in Rota, ef fectively freeing up six ships to deploy elsewhere, Greenert said. In addition, more ships will be based on the West Coast. By 2020, 60 percent of the Navys ships will be based on the West Coast or elsewhere in the Pacic, he said. To send one ship forward, Greenert said, requires four other ships: one in the region, one that has just returned, one that is preparing to deploy and one that is in maintenance. It makes better economic sense to keep ships home-ported in those regions, he said. About a third of the deployed ships are in the Middle East and the Arabian Gulf, and about 18 are in the Mediterranean Sea, the admiral said. at arrangement helps to ensure access to maritime crossroads such as the Suez Canal and the straits of Hormuz, Malacca and Gibraltar, he said.CNO THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 5 U.S. ocials praised the long-standing relationship with Poland as they celebrated the rst fulltime U.S. military presence in that nation Nov. 9. During a ceremony at Lask Air Base, about 100 miles southwest of Warsaw, U.S. Air Force personnel ew the American ag, marking the establishment of a small unit dedicated to supporting multinational aviation training and exercises. e ten personnel of the detachment will be joined by up to 200 visiting airmen conducting quarterly training rotations. Ambassador to Poland Stephen D. Mull and Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis, the commander of U.S. European Command and NATOs supreme allied commander, were joined at the ceremony by Polands Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Chief of Sta Army Gen. Mieczyslaw Cieniuch and Air Force Commander Gen. Lech Majewski. e arrival of the 10man team at the base represents a new kind of U.S. boots on the ground here in Poland, said Derek Chollet, the assistant secretary of defense for international security aairs. Chollet represented Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta at the ceremony. e alliance between the United States and Poland is rooted in shared history, shared values and deep ties among our people, cemented through NATO and the ironclad commitment to Article 5, Chollet said. e Polish people have been our partners for over two centuries, and since joining the NATO alliance in 1999, your troops have been shoulder-to-shoulder with ours in the Balkans, in Iraq and in Afghanistan. e personnel in Lask will provide continuity for U.S. personnel rotating in and out of Poland, defense ocials said. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon and C-130 Hercules units will form the core of the U.S. presence. e personnel at the detachment will report to the 52nd Fighter Wing, based at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. President Barack Obama and Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk agreed to the U.S. presence in Lask during the presidents visit to Poland last year. e detachment will make it easier for U.S. and Polish airmen to increase their interoperability and will enhance military-tomilitary ties at all levels, defense ocials said. e presence will also facilitate bilateral and, ofcials hope, multinational joint training exercises. Poland has extensive ranges and its airspace is far more open than countries farther west. Ocials also hope this will allow both militaries to deepen already strong partnerships. I am truly proud of the way our defense cooperation has focused on looking to the future to ensure we are prepared for the threats and challenges our countries will face, Chollet said. As we move together into the future, we expect more U.S. boots to follow as we establish a NATO ballistic missile interceptor site at Redzikowo in 2018. e U.S. aviation detachment also sends a clear message to allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to European defense and to the principle that we are indeed stronger together, Chollet said. Lauding the standup of a new aviation detachment in Poland as a new step in the U.S.Polish military relationship, Navy Adm. James G. Stavridis recently said it exemplies the two militaries growing cooperation, which has extended from combat in Iraq, the Balkans, and Afghanistan to European missile defense. In his blog post today, Stavridis, NATOS supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, heralded the rst full-time presence of U.S. service members in Poland. The new 10-per son aviation detach ment, based at Lask Air Base, will support combined ghter and transport operations as they are joined by up to Stavridis lauds new cooperationUS ghters stationed at air base in Poland e Navy Parachute Team, the Leap Frogs, performed a double-header in Florida Nov. 9 to 11, jumping not only at the Underwater Demolition Team/SEa, Air, Land commando Muster at the UDT/SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, but also appearing at the Stuart Air Show in Stuart. e ve-man jump team made ve performances over the weekend, including practice jumps and one night jump at the air show. e performance at the Muster was done in conjunction with a capabilities exercise held by local SEAL team members. fter they demonstrated insertion, reght, and extraction techniques, the Leap Frogs wrapped up the show with a demonstration of aerial capabilities as the teams four SEALs and one Special Warfare parachute rigger dropped in from 5,000 feet. It was awesome, said 10-year-old Ethan orn. Im denitely going to be a Navy SEAL. e air show performances began Friday night with a rare night jump involving jumper-mounted pyrotechnics streaking through the nighttime sky, only the fth such performance in the 2012 schedule. I never imagined such a thing, said rst-time Leap Frogs audience member Sue ODea, especially at night. Jumping at night uses completely dierent senses as a day jump, said Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class omas Kinn, a three-year veteran of the team. Its very peaceful and surreal. While the Stuart Air Show was the last air show on the 2012 schedule, the team still has two more stadium jumps scheduled for this year, with the next performance being the Army-Navy game Dec. 8 in Philadelphia. e Leap Frogs perform aerial parachute demonstrations in support of Naval Special Warfare and Navy recruiting. Kendall warns of cuts A senior Pentagon ocial reected Nov. 5 on his past service in a hollow military as a precautionary tale to lawmakers to prevent sequestration from devastating the Defense Departments budget. Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics, shared his perspective as a former Army ocer while speaking to an audience during the 31st Annual Government Contract Management Conference here. In the 70s, I was an Army captain deployed in Europe, and I saw what it was like to live within a hollow force, he said. I saw what it was like to have no parts for our systems, not be able to do any training and have very poor readiness. We dont want to go back there. We could make cuts in that way, but we dont, denitely, want to do that,. Its one of the tenets [Defense] Secretary [Leon E.] Panetta put forth when he asked us to redesign both the strategy and the budget. We need to have a modern force. Sequestration refers to a mechanism in the 2011 Budget Control Act that would trigger an additional $500 billion acrossthe-board defense spending cut over the next decade, in addition to $487 billion in cuts already programmed, unless Congress identies equivalent savings by January. We have to collectively do everything we can do to see to it that [sequestration] doesnt happen, Kendall said. It would be a devastating result, not just for the department, but for the country if cuts of that magnitude were applied so indiscriminately. Kendall said the defense secretary, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, and other senior Pentagon leaders have been very articulate about this with strong comments on the topic. Nobody in Congress likes the idea of sequestration that Ive been able to nd anyway, he said. Everybody wants to avoid it. e question is how do we do it? Its in the Leap Frogs put on show

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Anger management seminar Nov. 28Anger 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, Nov. 28. 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 Monday, Nov. 26. Enrollment in this sixweek 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.Transition Assistance Program seminar comingTAP is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military that provides information on ben efits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other related transition skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. The seminars are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 26 to 30 for retirement. You must be registered by your Command Career Counselor. For more information call 573-4513.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Nov. 26The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Nov. 26. For more infor mation, call 573-4513.Million Dollar Sailor program upcomingThe Million Dollar Sailor Program is personal wealth building for sailors and their families. This course assists those attending on how to navigate successfully through financial challenges that accompany them. This training was created to specifically combat the most common financial issues fac ing sailors today. It will provide you with financial management skills that can be used over their lifetime. This training is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29. Registration is recommended. For more information call 573-9783.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group meets every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This workshop is sched uled for 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 27. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to participate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 5734506.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops law, and unless Congress acts its going to stay in the law and be implemented. Kendall explained the nuances of the law: We essentially have to go into every budget account and maybe every budget line, and take the same percentage out of essentially every line. [Sequestration is] really a singularly stupid way to take money out of the Defense Department. It is a ridiculous way to do it. It doesnt allow us to prioritize; it doesnt allow us to align our spending with the strategy. Kendall pointed to the Defense Departments efforts last year to adhere to the Budget Control Act by taking $50 billion a year out, and said Pentagon leaders decided against a traditional budget cutting, damage limitation exercise. Kendall said instead there was a concerted effort to build a budget and develop a strategy supporting the type of military, capabilities and force structure needed for Joint Force 2020. It was a painful process because taking $50 billion a year out over 10 years is not an easy thing for us to do, he said. But we came back with a strategy we think is sound. It was well received in general. e budget we sent up has not been attacked particularly. ereve been some [additions], actually, to the budget that we sent up. So were sitting here under a continuing resolution waiting to see whats going to happen with sequestration. Sequestration would require leaders to make very hard choices, Kendall said, to ensure the department maintains technological superiority, maintains faith with its workforce and achieves the necessary cuts. ere arent a whole lot of things left in the budget that we can cut, he said. But if were going to have a superior force, a force thats agile, thats ready to go then the additional cuts are really very hard for us to absorb.Cuts 200 visiting airmen conducting quarterly training rotations. e idea is to keep a small number of our U.S. airmen on the ground in Poland, while we rotate in F-16 [Fighting Falcon jets] and C-130 [Hercules] transport aircraft for mutual training together, Stavridis wrote. Beginning next year, rotational deployments of U.S. military aircraft for at least two weeks at a time will expand existing opportunities for a rich mix of bilateral, NATO and multilateral exercises and training, he noted. In a sense, this deployment celebrates over two centuries of Polish-U.S. defense cooperation, the admiral said. He recalled the story of Count Casimir Pulaski, the Polish nobleman who helped the edging U.S. military was it was being organized during the American Revolution. Pulaski is remembered as the father of the American cavalry, and died from wounds suered in the Battle of Savannah. Stavridis also recognized Polish troops courage during World War II as they fought alongside U.S. soldiers to liberate Europe from the Nazis. e new deployment builds on this long history, Stavridis said, bringing together the two nations technology, tactics and, most importantly, their people. As we all know, personal contact trumps everything; especially with strong, historic allies like Poland, he wrote. Stavridis, Assistant Secretary of Defense Derek Chollet and U.S. Ambassador to Poland Stephen D. Mull were joined at the Nov. 8 activation ceremony by Polands Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, Chief of Sta Army Gen. Mieczyslaw Cieniuch and Air Force Commander Gen. Lech Majewski. I am truly proud of the way our defense cooperation has focused on looking to the future to ensure we are prepared for the threats and challenges our countries will face, Chollet said during the ceremony. As we move together into the future, we expect more U.S. boots to follow as we establish a NATO ballistic missile interceptor site at Redzikowo in 2018. e U.S. aviation detachment also sends a clear message to allies and partners that the U.S. remains committed to European defense and to the principle that we are indeed stronger together, Chollet said.New 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 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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Winter in Wonderland will be 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 8 at inside and outside of the Kings Bay Conference.. theres lots to do for the whole family, with an ice skating rink, holiday characters, holiday train, inatables, halo jumper, games, crafts, cookies, cider and cocoa and the jolly old elf himself, Santa, arrives at 6 p.m. Additionally, e Grinch (PG) will be shown on the outdoor theater starting at 7 p.m. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Breakfast with Santa Its SSaturday, Dec. 15, at the Kings Bay Conference Center. Tickets are on sale at Information, Tickets and Travel or the Kings Bay Navy Exchange, for $5 per person over 12 years old, $3 per child 12 and under and children 2 and under free with a paying adult. Breakfast will be served 8 to 10 a.m. with Santa arriving at 9 until 10:30 a.m. for photo ops with Santa so remember your camera. Story time with Mrs. Claus, holiday characters, and a holiday movie are all part of the enjoyment. Join the fun this year with MWR and the Kings Bay Navy Exchange with a delicious breakfast. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Toys for Tots 5K Run Its Wednesday, Dec. 5 at the Kings Bay Fitness Complex, spon sored by Kings Bay Fitness Staff and USMC. Registration is at 6:30 a.m., with a race start at 7 am. All participants are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or give a $5 donation. All commands, family members and civilians are encouraged to run. For more information call (912) 573-3990. 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. 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. 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. Invitation for sealed bids Kings Bay Outdoor Adventure Center has the following equip ment in fair/poor working con dition: Jon Boat 16-foot No. 7475j667 in fair working con dition; Jon Boat 16-foot No. 482H586 in fair working con dition; Jon Boat 16-foot No. BF8173G192 in fair working condition; Car Vehicle Trailer No. 447750 in poor working con dition with following problems, some rust on trailer and two bad tires (tire info 22575R15). All the above equipment can be physi cally seen and sealed bid appli cations may be picked up at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 1029 Henry Stimson Road., Kings Bay, GA 31547. Make sure sealed bid is written on the bottom of the envelope and dropped off at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sealed bids process will begin on at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 and they must be received or postmarked by Dec. 6. Bids will be opened at 9 a.m. Dec. 10. For more information, call the Outdoor Adventure Center manager at (912) 573-8103 If you are the successful bidder you will be notified when and where you may pick-up your equip ment. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Winter Break Camp 2012 at the Youth Center is Dec. 21 to Jan. 8, but closed Christmas and New Years Day. Its for kindergarten to 12 year olds. School Age Care patrons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors, and Individual Augmentees registration begins Monday, Dec. 3. Active duty with working or student spouses and DoD employee registration begins Monday, Dec. 10 and DoD contractors and all others will start on Monday, Dec. 17. You can register 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m Monday through Friday, excluding closed holidays. Cost is based on total family income. A most recent Leave and Earnings Statement/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. A birth certicate must be available for conrmation of age. IAs must provide orders. Single/Dual Military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. No outside food is allowed. For more information, call (912) 573-2380. Navy Child & Youth programs welcome children of all abilities. Free movies for kids At 1 p.m. Nov. 23 is Brave and Nov. 24 and 25 Furry Vengence. 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. The movie schedule is listed on Facebook under the events tab on mwrkingsbay page.Winter Camp nears Just for kids Liberty call Winter in Wonderland Dec. 8 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 7

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Lets face it, Thanksgiving is about turkey. I prefer the dark meat over the white, as I know you must be wondering. Theres also something to be said for pumpkin pie with whipped cream. When it comes to green bean casserole, or scalloped potatoes, Ill let you clean out the middle and Ill take the burnt, caramelized party stuck to the side. But stuffing from the bird is No. 1. My grandmother made the best, even though I havent tasted it for more than 40 years. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Mary Gordon Family member Niagara Falls, N.Y. Turkey, the white meat. CS1 Landy Hammond Submarine Group 10 Gates County, N.C. The stuffing. Richard Valentine Retired Army Alden, Kan. Why turkey, of course. The dark meat. Mary Anthony Family member Carbondale, Ill. The stuffing. AB Jason Burrows HMS Vigilant Guisborough, England Turkey, the white meat. MA3 Brandon Woodruff Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Mishawaka, Ind. Green bean casserole. Two Navy veterans committed to deepSailors and Marines from USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) and the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit held a burial-at-sea ceremony aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship, Nov. 9. e cremated remains of two Navy veterans, David L. Miller and Jerome A. Seward, were committed to rest in the Mediterranean Sea. e ceremony opened with remarks from Iwo Jimas Executive Ocer, Capt. James E. McGovern, and a prayer by Chaplain Lt. Randy A. Gibson. For one Iwo Jima Sailor, the ties went beyond just those of naval service. Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd Class Christopher R. SergentSeward, grandson of Jerome A. Seward, was able to witness and participate in his grandfathers nal disposition at sea. It made me feel really proud and honored, said Sergent-Seward. I was glad to be able to do this for him because he had always said he wanted to be buried at sea. My family is very happy that I was the one who committed his remains to the sea. As keepsakes, the families of the departed veterans will receive a signed letter from the ships commanding ocer, spent rie-bullet casings from the 21-gun salute, a marked chart indicating where the burial-at-sea took place and a CD containing photographs of the event. is is a very special and important moment for the families, and since they are not able to be present, we try to make sure they feel as much a part of it as possible, said Religious Programs Specialist 1st Class Diana R. Silver. Performing burials-at-sea for the family members of veterans who served our country is truly an honor. e naval tradition of being buried at sea is extended to active duty members of the uniformed services, retirees and veterans who were honorably discharged, U.S. civilian marine personnel of the Military Sealift Command and dependent family members of active duty. Iwo Jima and the embarked 24th MEU are currently deployed in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation eorts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. Sailors grandfather buried at sea I was glad to be able to do this for him because he always said he wanted to be buried at sea AO3 Christopher Sergent-Seward USS Iwo Jima THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 9

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith have agreed to place two key space systems in Australia. One system, an Air Force C-band space-surveillance radar, will move from Antigua in the West Indies to Western Australia in 2014. It will track space assets and debris, increase the security of space-based systems and increase coverage of space objects in the Southern Hemisphere. e other system is an advanced U.S. space surveillance telescope designed and built by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In Australia, the system will help to leverage space surveillance capabilities for both nations, ocials said. e United States and Australia also are discussing establishing a combined communications gateway in Western Australia. e system would give operators in both nations access to wideband global satellite communications satellites. All of that represents a major leap forward in bilateral space cooperation and an important new frontier in the United States rebalance to the Asia-Pacic region, Panetta said during a news conference after a series of meetings here today during the 2012 AustraliaUnited States Ministerial Consultations. e C-Band mechanical tracking ground-based radar is useful in space surveillance and can identify space objects in low Earth orbit. It can accurately track up to 200 objects a day and can help to identify satellites, their orbits and potential anomalies, according to a fact sheet about the system. When the radar is relocated to Australia, it will be the rst low-Earth-orbit space surveillance network sensor in the Southern Hemisphere. e new location will give needed southern and eastern hemispheric coverage that will lead to better positional accuracies and predictions, the fact sheet states. e system will provide a critical dedicated sensor for the U.S. Space Surveillance Network, the main system that the United States and its partners rely on to detect, track and identify objects in space. C-band radar also can help in tracking high-interest space launches from Asia. A senior U.S. defense ocial said the United States will get the system up and running once it is in Australia, then will train Australians to operate the system. Relocating and getting the system running will cost about $30 million, and after that will cost $8 million to $10 million a year to operate, the ocial said. e second system, the DARPA space surveillance optical telescope, will oer an order-of-magnitude improvement over groundbased electro-optical deep space surveillance, or GEODSS, telescopes in search rate and the ability to detect and track satel lites, ocials said. Existing telescopes cant provide a full picture of objects such as microsatellites and space debris. e SST gives a wider eld of view and can better detect and track small objects at deep-space altitudes about 22,000 miles above Earths surface associated with geosynchronous orbits. A geosynchronous or-Systems to be in Australia 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012

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On an August evening in Afghanistan, Sta Sgt. Cody Rhode and his fellow Marines were nearing the end of their deployment and anticipating the return home. Until then, they went about their normal routines. It was a joyful time for the Marines, Rhode said. He didnt know he would soon be running for his life. Rhode was among at least six others involved in an Aug. 10 shooting on their forward operating base in Garmsir District. e Marines attempted to escape the shooter through a small gap between a chain-link fence and wall of their location. (e objective) was getting everybody through the fence, and back to the compound to let everybody else know that this is whats going on outside, Rhode said. Rhode was the last one to get through the fence, but not before being shot four times, in the shoulder and leg. Rhode said he barely noticed the rst four wounds because of his high adrenaline. But the fth shot shattered his elbow; he knew it was broken because he could see his arm dangling. Despite this, Rhode kept running to warn his fellow Marines and sailors of the situation. Rhode managed to reach safety, where his wounds were treated by a corpsman. (e corpsman and my fellow Marines) took care of me, Rhode said. (e Marines) did whatever they could for everybody else (the Marines and sailors) did everything they were trained to do. Im proud of them. Rhode was rst medically evacuated nearby to Camp Dwyer, then moved to other locations to undergo a total of six surgeries. He continues to recover today. But the attack ultimately cost 3rd Marine Regiment the lives of Sta Sgt. Scott E. Dickinson, Cpl. Richard A. Rivera Jr. and Lance Cpl. Gregory T. Buckley, who were honored Oct. 29 in a memorial at Dewey Square. e loss of his fellow Marines was huge for Rhode. ey became close while working together throughout the year. It felt like he lost family members. Youre not just work partners, Rhode said of his fellow Marines. Youre not just people who do a job together. You had to be more than that. While being transported from place to place, receiving surgery for his wounds, Rhode also thought about his wife and children at home, and hoped they were doing well. He said he was proud of his wife for all she had done during his recovery process. Rhode received a Purple Heart Medal Nov. 2 for the injuries he sustained in the attack. e 28-year-old was presented with the medal in a formation near the 1st Battalion, 12th Marine Regiment oces. He is an extremely humble Marine who is grateful for the support he has received throughout his healing process, said 1st Sgt. Justin L. Ezell, the Headquarters Battery rst sergeant for 1st Bn., 12th Marines. A native of Rogers, City, Mich., Rhode enlisted in the Corps to be a part of something bigger than himself. While most recently deployed to Helmand provinces Garmsir District, Rhode was a mobile team platoon sergeant with the Police Advisory Team of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, contributing to the training needs of the Afghan National Police. His duties included leading the ANP and his fellow Marines on patrols and overseeing his Mobile Team. Our time there was spent patrolling the area daily in combined patrols or Marine patrols, Rhodes said. e men were tough, always ready at a moments notice and procient in all areas of policing and patrolling. Rhode has since left Marine Corps Base Hawaii and is now assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion West Detachment Balboa, at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He continues to go through physical therapy. ough four of his wounds have healed into small scars, the biggest scar is on his elbow. Rhode is unable to fully bend his arm inward because of the plate that currently holds his elbow together. He still has a long journey to go in the recovery process, but has already made leaps and bounds in the arduous course of mending the wounds he has received, Ezell said. is Marine is a true warrior and seless leader of Marines. Although he is not sure what hell do upon leaving the Corps, Rhode hopes to be in a position where he can help other people. For now, he plans to stay in the Marine Corps until retirement. I dont know what the future holds for me, Rhode said. But Ive got a good family and the Marine Corps to help me gure that out. bit is an orbit around Earth thats about 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds around, matching the planets rotation period. For an observer on the ground, an object in geosynchronous orbit returns daily to the same position in the sky. e SST telescope achieved rst light in February 2011 and then went through an extensive checkout period and ne-alignment phase that readied the system for a demonstration beginning in October 2011. e DARPA test and evaluation period was completed in August. e telescope is now based in New Mexico, but moving it to Australia will allow it to cover a more densely populated region of the geostationary satellite belt, according to a fact sheet. Sarges good day went bad System THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 22, 2012 13

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