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Title:
The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
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Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
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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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Title:
The Kings Bay periscope
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Publisher:
Ultra Type Inc.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:

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

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:
UF00098617:00289


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Armys Clinton Romesha fought at Afghan postPresident Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Army Sta Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha dur ing a ceremony Feb. 11 in the East Room of the White House. Romesha, the fourth liv ing service member to re ceive the medal for service in Operation Iraqi Free dom or Operation Endur ing Freedom, earned the Medal of Honor for ac tions Oct. 3, 2009, at Combat Outpost Keating in the Kamdesh district of Afghanistans Nuristan province. On that morning, Com bat Outpost Keating, manned by only 53 soldiers and situated at the bottom of a steep valley, came under attack by as many as 300 Taliban fight ers. Dur ing the fight, the enemy breached the outposts perimeter. Romesha, who was injured in the battle, led the ght to protect the bodies of fallen soldiers, provide cover to those sol diers seeking medical as sistance and reclaim the American outpost that lat er would be deemed tac tically indefensible. roughout history, the question has often been asked, Why? Why do those in uniform take such extraordinary risks? And what compels them to such courage? the president said. You ask Clint and any of these soldiers who are here today, and theyll tell you. Yes, they fight for their country, and they ght for our freedom. Yes, they ght to come home to their families. But most of all, they ght for each other to keep each other safe and to have each others backs. e White House cer emony was attended by several hundred, includ ing lawmakers, defense leaders, Romeshas family, and team members from Romeshas own Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Bri gade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Also in attendance were Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Army Chief of Sta Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. e president said that upon learning he would receive the Medal of Honor, Romesha displayed the brand of humility typical of many soldiers. When I called Clint to tell him that he would re ceive this medal, he said he was honored, but he also said, It wasnt just me out there. It was a team ef SSGN honored for work during 2011s Odyssey DawnUSS Florida (SSGN 728) was awarded the Navy Unit Com mendation Feb. 15 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Presented by Rear Adm. Jo seph Tofalo, Commander, Submarine Group Ten, the award was given for the Ohio-class guided missile submarine crews partnership with U.S., joint and coalition forces supporting all necessary measures to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack during Operation Odys sey Dawn in 2011. e Navy Unit Commenda tion was established December 18, 1944 to award any ship, air craft, detachment or other unit of the United States Navy or Ma rine Corps which distinguished itself in action against the en emy with outstanding heroism as seen t by the Secretary of the Navy. e unit must have performed service of a charac ter comparable to that which would merit the award of a Silver Star Medal to an indi vidual. On March 19, 2011, Florida along with four other ships, red 221 Tomahawks on Libyan tar gets Tofalo said. e fact that out of the ve ships and sub marines involved, 45-percent of the Tomahawks red came from one ship, USS Florida. 45-per cent came from one ship alone. Whats even more amazing; this came 15 months after the sea frame left its homeport. To be able to maintain that level of eciency, material status of the ship over that period of time, operational readiness and per sonnel training is commend able. Tofalo told the crew as part of the submarine force, theyre part of an outstanding learning Up Periscope Who were our greatest presidents? Page 9 Black history Celebration held at Kings Bay Chapel Page 4 Time wasted Clinic no-shows hurt other patients Page 3Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Dolphin escort for USS Tennessee CNO outlines eectsGreenert testies before HASC on sequestration Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta and the Joint Chiefs of Sta to tes tify before the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 13 on the poten tial impact of sequestration and the lack of an appropriations bill for scal year 2013. During the hearing, Greenert illustrated the signicant im pacts the combined eects of a yearlong continuing resolution and sequestration will have in USS Florida awarded unit commendation ... 45 percent of the Tomahawks fired came from one ship, USS Florida. Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo Commander, Submarine Group Ten Medal of Honor awarded It was a team out there. Clinton Romesha Medal of Honor recipient

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Statewide bicycle ride Feb. 27 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay military members have been invited to participate in the St. Marys portion of the Bike Ride Across Georgia, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Bicyclists are to meet at 10 a.m. at the Kings Bay Village Shop ping Center, next to Hardees, to take part in the 33-mile ride. Helmets are required. As guests of BRAG, personnel participate free of charge. Riders of all levels are encouraged to participate. For more information contact Navy Adventures Unleashed at 573-9869 or like us on Facebook at MWRKINGSBAY or visit www.brag.org.Dolphin Auction set for March 2e 2013 Silver and Gold Dolphin Auction Wild Wild West will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the NSB Kings Bay gym. Tickets are $20 for E-& and above. e event raises funds for the Dolphin Scholarship fund. Reservations can be made through command contacts. For more information, contact Brigid Mills at (215) 990-8883 or brigidredmond@gmail.com.YC teens hold kids book drive e youth and teens of the Kings Bay Youth Center are having a childrens book drive as part of their Days of Service program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teens are calling on members of the community to bring new and slightly used childrens books to the Youth Cen ter from now until Feb. 28. ey will be cleaned, sorted, packaged and distributed to various community and service organizations throughout Camden County. Teens interested in learn ing more about this and other events should contact Sharon Grant, Youth Center director at (912) 573-2380 or visit the MWR Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kingsbaymwr.Motorcycle run funds Warriorse Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Clubs Second Annual Wounded Warrior Run will begin with registration from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the USS Bancroft Memo rial outside Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Franklin pass and ID gate. e event, which raises funds for Wounded Warriors, includes the ride, food, music and more. Cost is $10 per hand. For more information, call (912) 510-8494.Kings Bay VITA help ongoinge IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA, program at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Naval Legal Services Oce, locat ed in the back of the oce at the library. Bod Pod measures body fatNSB Kings Bay Health Promotion and Well ness has a new Bod Pod that uses air displace ment to measure percentage of body fat, thats accurate, fast and safe; taking only 15 minutes. Minimal form-tting clothing is required; ide ally a spandex swimsuit, single-layer compres sion shorts and/or a lightweight jog bra and swim cap that is supplied. To schedule an ap pointment, call Health Promotion and Wellness at 573-8626 or 573-4237.Motorcycle run aids Wall causeABATE of Floridas Black Creek Chapter will have a Run for the Wall Feb. 23 to help fund bring ing the Moving Wall Vietnam veterans memorial to Green Cove Springs, Fla. e run begins with 9 a.m. registration at Middleburg VFW Post 8255, 2296 Aster Ave., Middleburg, Fla.. Kickstands up 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per rider and $5 per passenger. For more information, call Herb Hil derbrand at (904) 704-5501.Exchange has student drawinge Navy Exhange wants to help its custom ers nance their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. All qualied students will participate in a quarterly drawing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. e next drawing will be held at the end of Feb ruary. Any eligible full-time student that has a Bgrade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reserv ists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade av erage. en ll out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. Now hear this! A recent policy change allows Sailors with a Perform to Serve In tends to Separate status to partici pate in the upcoming March 2013 examination. Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 023/13, released Feb. 8, provides updated guidance for the Cycle 219/March 2013 Navywide enlisted examinations for Ac tive Duty, Active Reserve, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter advancement. For the September 2012 advancement cycle 216, Active Duty Sailors who had an Intends to Separate PTS status were ineligible for the Navy-wide advancement examina tion. NAVADMIN 023/13 explains that changes in retention behavior, and the Navys shifting posture from downsizing to stabilizing, have en abled candidates in a PTS Intends to Separate status to be eligible for advancement. Sailors who have received nal PTS denial (Denied Final Active) on their December PTS application remain ineligible to participate in the March examination. Another important change an nounced in NAVADMIN 023/13 concerns security clearance re quirements for advancement. A favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility remains as a requirement. However, the updated policy now allows a Sailor to take the advance ment exam with an interim clear ance issued by the unit command ing ocer while awaiting formal adjudication from DONCAF. at interim clearance must be granted prior to the rst day of the month of the regularly scheduled examination date. e intent of this change is to minimize adverse impact to advancement opportunity for those Sailors who have properly applied for a security clearance and are awaiting a nal determination, said Enlisted Plans and Policy Branch Head Cmdr. Renee Squier. How ever, every eort should be taken by the command and the individual to receive nal determinations on all Sailors requiring a security clear ance as soon as possible. For certain ratings listed in the Cy cle 219 NAVADMIN 342/12, as well as Sailors in the Cryptologic Tech nician (Maintenance) rating and all nuclear and submarine ratings who do not meet security clearance requirements, remain ineligible for advancement and should not par ticipate in an advancement exami nation.PTS exam eligibility policy updated Education & Training Recognizing the importance of education and its continuing rising costs, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is once again oer ing scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to high school and undergraduate students of military members residing in family hous ing. We encourage our family hous ing residents with high school and undergraduate students to apply for Balfour Beatty Communities Foun dation scholarships, said Chris Wil liams, president of BBC Foundation, Its a dicult economy out there and every bit helps. Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional submissions. e application details and re quirements can be found at www. bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. e application deadline is April 15. Balfour Beatty Communities, re sponsible for the privatized family housing at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay formed Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a nonprot organization committed to honoring military personnel ac tive, disabled and fallen and their families in 2009. One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to promote the pur suit of education and a commitment to community leadership through educational scholarships to the children of active duty military mem bers that reside in family housing. Balfour Beatty Communities is committed to providing a qual ity living environment that supports the diverse interests and needs of our military families, Williams said. rough Balfour Beatty Communi ties Foundation, we say thank you for the work that military members do and the sacrices their families make. Balfour Beatty oers scholarships Balfour Beatty e Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Cen ter partners with the Morale Welfare and Recreation Department for Mil itary Saves Week. It promotes automatic savings to help servicemembers and their fam ilies reach their nancial goals. As part of Military Saves Week 2013, Feb. 25 to March 2, Kings Bay, is spreading the savings message and urging the community to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves Pledge at www.mili tarysaves.org/take-the-pledge e goal is to encourage service members and their families to take the Military Saves Pledge at www. militarysaves.org, a commitment to begin the journey toward nancial freedom. FFSC ad MWR promote positive changes in personal nan cial behavior, through the notion that everyone can Start Small, ink Big. Military Saves Week is a great opportunity to help service members and their families in the community to Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically. To help people save more success fully and encourage more people to save, FFSC and MWR are partnering with youth nancial motivational speaker Peter Bielagus to oer mili tary, family members and retirees educational events about savings and budgets. ree free events will be oered Feb. 26 at MWRs Sports Zone, as part of the week to help people build wealth, not debt. Did you know? Fewer than 50 percent of Americans have a savings plan with specific goals. 54 percent of military families have not set aside sufficient emer gency funds to cover at least three months of monthly expenses. 68 percent of military families express that they feel stress from their families current financial con dition. Budgeting will help get your finances under control. When you budget and create an emergency savings, a future emergency wont become a financial crisis. e week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own status. Learn more by visiting the Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay or by calling the FFSC nancial edu cator at (912) 573-4513. When a retiree dies, his or hers re tired pay ceases upon notication to the Defense Finance and Account ing Services. is can be done with a phone call to DFAS at (800) 321-1080). It should be done as soon as possible in or der to prevent any overpayment of retired pay that could cause future monetary problems with DFAS. However, the beneciary, nor mally the spouse, is entitled to the pro-rated amount of his or her mili tary members nal months retired pay. is is called the arrears of pay. When DFAS is notied of the ser vice members death, they will re claim the nal months retired pay and conduct an audit of his or hers account to compute the amount of the AOP. To receive this nal payment, a DD Form-1174, Claim for Unpaid Compensation must be lled out and led with DFAS with a copy of the long form death certicate. is can be done either by submitting the form via mail or online at the DFAS Web site at www.dfas. mil/retiredmilitary.html. A blank DD-1174 form is normally sent to the beneciary by the DFAS Retired Pay and Annuity section. It can also be obtained at the Na val Submarine Base Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center. However the form is submitted, a copy of the long form death cer ticate has to accompany the 1174 or faxed separately to DFAS Retired Pay and Annuity Section at (800) 469-6559. If the 1174 and death certicate are faxed to DFAS, ensure there is adequate reference to the service member (full name, address, Social Security Number or service number, phone number and name for point of contact on both pieces of docu mentation). For planning purposes, it can take upwards of four to eight weeks for processing and payment sent to your nancial institution. For more information, call 5734513.Explaining retiree arrears of pay Retired Activities Military Saves Week begins Monday

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville its hos pital and ve branch health clinics in Florida at Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport and Georgia at Albany and Kings Bay takes pride in the time and care provided to its patients. And while some appointment cancellations are inevitable, when a patient doesnt show up, it prevents another patient with an urgent need from being seen at that time. Last year in one clinic alone (pediat rics), eight percent of appointments were lost due to patient no-shows. ats nearly seven appointments a day (1,519 total) at a cost of $107 each ($162,533 total) that couldnt be used by other patients. NH Jacksonville wants to partner with its patients to reverse this trend. In the private sector, some health pro viders charge a no-show fee for cancel lations made less than 24 hours beforehand. Some go as far as charging a fee for each 15 minutes a patient is late. While military treatment facilities dont function that way, its important that patients understand the impact of no-shows on others. To cancel or reschedule, call Central Appointments at (800) 529-4677 or the clinic directly well in advance, 24 hours in advance is recommended, so the time slot can be used by another patient who needs care. e care team and all of its patients appreciate it. Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. To nd out more, visit the command Web site at www.med.navy.mil/sites/Na valHospitalJax, like the Facebook page at www.facebook/NavalHospital Jacksonville, follow on Twitter at www.twitter. com/NHJax and view the YouTube chan nel at www.youtube.com/user/Naval HospitalJax. Sign up for e-mail updates at nhjaxconnect@med.navy.mil.No-shows aect accessreducing the Navys ability to achieve his top three pri orities of, Warghting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready. Well have inadequate surge capacity at the appropri ate readiness to be there when it matters, where it mat ters, Greenert said in his opening statement setting a stark tone of his testimony before the committee. Greenert said that in order for the Navy to continue being ready when it matters, where it matters, congress must act-and act fast as the rami cations will be felt, at a minimum, through next year. Sequestration and the lack of an appropriations bill will have an irre versible and debilitating impact on the Navys readiness through at least 2014, Greenert said. We will not be able to respond in the way the nation has expected and depended. e Chairman of the HASC, Congressman Buck McKe on, asked Greenert to put into operational terms some of what the Navy would no longer be able to do if sequestra tion went into eect on March 1. We [will] have no ships in the Southern Command, so the hundreds of tons of drugs that are being intercepted, theres nobody to do that, Greenert said. And were not nurturing future relationships there and keeping stability down there. Greenert also pointed out there would only be one air craft carrier to support strikes in Afghanistan while simul taneously maintaining stability and deterrence in the Ara bian Gulf. Greenerts picture of a post-sequestration eet became grimmer as he went down the line cutting operations that would no longer be sustainable such as counter piracy and quick reaction teams in Africa and ballistic missile defense overseas. Greenert elaborated in detail the material consequenc es of continued gridlock over the passage of a budget reso lution to avoid sequestration. e condition and expected service life of our ships and aircraft will further degrade, Greenert said. We will be forced to cancel or slow procurement of relevant plat forms and systems needed to pre serve our warghting superiority. Greenert further illustrated the cascading eect of todays scal decisions on future readiness and the community. e decisions weve had to make did not come without signicant consequences to our people, to the defense industry, or to local econo mies. Impacts of funding we realign today cascade into future years, Greenert said. Greenert rmly stated to reporters after the hearing that one area he will ght to preserve and protect is family readiness and wellness. Family programs are important, Greenert said. I do not want those constrained. Greenert said during his testimony that he worries about the furlough of civilian employees who support the eet and specically the ones employed at the eet family service centers, child care centers, those who are sexual assault advocates and in sexual assault prevention. All of those we worry about, Greenert said. And Im working very hard, and Ive directed that we will not unfund, [for savings] our programs, our family readiness programs. We will protect those and so Im watching that very closely. fort, the president said. And so today we also honor this American team, including those who made the ultimate sacrice. Included among those who died in the ghting that day in Af ghanistan were Pfc. Kevin omson, Sgt. Michael Scusa, Sgt. Joshua Kirk, Sgt. Christopher Grin, Sta Sgt. Justin Gallegos, Sta Sgt. Ver non Martin, Sgt. Joshua Hardt, and Spc. Stephan Mace. Each of these patri ots gave their lives look ing out for each other, Obama said. In a battle that raged all day, that brand of selessness was displayed again and again and again sol diers exposing them selves to enemy re to pull a comrade to safety, tending to each others wounds, [and] performing buddy transfusions giving each other their own blood. Obama noted that it wasnt just Romesha who earned recognition for his actions that day. From that battle, soldiers earned 37 Army Commendation Medals, 27 Purple Hearts, 18 Bronze Stars and nine Silver Stars, the presi dent said. ese men were out numbered, outgunned and almost overrun, Obama said. Looking back, one of them said, Im surprised any of us made it out. But they are here today. And I would ask these soldiers, this band of brothers, to stand and accept the gratitude of our entire nation. God bless you, Clint Romesha, and all of your team, the president said. God bless all who serve. And God bless the United States of America. e president then asked that the Medal of Honor citation be read, and following that, he placed the medal around Romeshas neck. RomeshaCNO We will not be able to respond in the way our nation has expected ... Adm. Jonathan Greenert Chief of Naval Operations THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 Black History Month Feb. 13, 2013 at NSB Kings Bay Chapel Navy photos by MC2 Cory Rose

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 5 organization. It didnt take us long to gure out how to destruct, he said. It started out in Desert Storm where the submarine force launched ve-percent of the Toma hawks. In Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, that number went up to 33-percent as a submarine force. Ten years later, we as a submarine force are now over fty-percent of the Tomahawks red. Clearly youre part of an outstand ing learning organization that is capable of adapt ing and overcoming any situation. at has held up extremely well throughout the history of the subma rine force and that should be something you as sub mariners should be very proud of. Capt. David Kirk, Com manding Ocer, USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold) accepted the award. Its a great honor to ac cept this award on behalf of Capt. Tom Calabreese (the commanding ocer at the time of the opera tion) and the crew of Flor ida Gold, Kirk said. e name on the award bears the name of the ship. As we all know, a ship is nothing more than a metal structure. Its the crew is the heart of the ship, and the boat is nothing without the crew. Its ordinary Americans from all over the map who come to gether to form a phenomenal team that allows the ship to complete the mis sion. In early 2011, Florida was ordered to deploy in theater and remain sub merged and undetected until further notice in support of U.N. Security Council resolution 1973. As tensions in Libya es calated, the order to use military forces in gradu ated and sequenced strike operations against the government of Libya was given by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Operation Odyssey Dawn was executed. During the operation, Florida launched more than 90 Tomahawk land attack missiles. e strike marked the rst time a guided-missile submarine launched Tomahawks in conict. Florida was converted from a trident ballisticmissile submarine in May 2006. e SSGN conversion program produced trans formational capability on a time-compressed schedule and with a drastically lower price tag. Instead of designing an entire new platform to perform the same mission capabilities, the conver sion program reduced the cost to the Department of Defense by roughly $1 billion per ship. e sixth Navy ship named for the 27th state oers a tremendous range of options to operational commanders armed with multiple land attack mis siles, special operating forces and torpedoes. Command Financial Specialists Technical/Engineering Job Fair Florida e new Distinguished Warfare Medal recognizes the changing face of conict in the 21st century, said Juliet Beyler, the acting director of ocer and enlisted person nel management in the Pentagon. Beyler said in an interview that technological develop ments on the battleeld have changed the way service members ght. e services all came forward and said there are people who are doing incredible things and we wanted the ability to recognize them for those things, she said. ere are no existing awards that adequately recognize the contributions these service members make. Examples of the actions that would be recognized by the new medal in clude a service member who is in volved in a cyber attack on a specic military target. at would be someone pos sibly who would be eligible for this award, Beyler said. Another recipient could be an unmanned aerial vehicle operator who takes out a specic military target. Another example might be a service member who is orchestrating and moving troops on a battleeld, but perhaps, is not physically present, but does something that contributes in some extraordinary way to the bat tle, Beyler said. Each service secretary is going to develop the specic procedures for who is eligible to receive the award. is is for direct impacts, she said. ere are other meritorious awards that recognize service over a period of time this [award] is intended to recognize specic impacts on the battleeld. e criteria for the award is akin to that of the Distin guished Flying Cross. Many veterans service organi zations object that the award will have a higher prece dence than the Bronze Star Medal. e award is directly below the Distinguished Fly ing Cross, Beyler said. Awards for valor the Medal of Honor, the service Crosses and the Silver Star are all higher in precedence that the Distinguished Warfare Medal and will remain so. e vast majority of Bronze Star Medals are not award ed for valor, she said. Only 2.4 percent of Bronze Stars are given with a V device connoting a valor award. De pending on the service, the V-device can also be awarded with commendation medals. e secretary of defense created the Distinguished Warfare Medal and can set the order of precedence. e award is retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001, and the ser vice secretaries will detail how to recognize earlier acts. Tech advances prompt medal

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e Fireside Jam Session will be outside the Gaming Zone at 6 p.m., ursday, Feb. 21. Bring your instrument and hang. Smores will be provided. Call (912) 573-4548 for more details. Running of the Green The Navy Adventures Unleashed! event starts at 7 a.m., ursday, March 7 at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Individuals and commands are encouraged to step-up their physical readiness with this 5K/3K walk. For more informa tion contact NAU at (912) 5739869. Disney on Ice Tickets are on sale now at Kings Bay Information, Tickets and Travel. A special offer for military fami lies, $13 tickets to select perfor mances of Dare to Dream at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Military/DoD discounts are available at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and 1 and 5 p.m., Sunday, April 7. For more information call (912) 573-8888. Night Glow Golf Tournament Its at Trident Lakes Golf Clubwith a 4 p.m. shotgun start March 9. Cost is $35 per person. Nine holes in daylight, dinner/drinks and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-dark balls. Cost includes golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call (912) 5738475 now for reservations. Lifeguard Training Course Its 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to 5, at the Kings Bay Pool at the Fitness Complex. Deadline to register is March 29. Class is lim ited to first 20 to register. Must register in person at the cus tomer service counter inside the Fitness Complex. Cost is $175 per person. Classes restricted to ages 15 and up. Must be 15 by April 15. Payment is due upon registration. Bring your lunch, towel, goggles, swimsuit, sun screen and bug spray. Pre-test is 8 a.m., Monday, April 1. All candidates must pass the pre-test in order to continue the course. For more information call (912) 573-3001 or 3990. The Harlem Ambassadors Theyre coming to Kings Bay, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Fitness Complex Basketball Courts. All tickets are $2, chil dren 2 and under are free. Tickets available at ITT. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. with game time at 6 p.m. There will be food available for purchase. Get an autograph at 7:30 p.m. No video taping will be allowed during the performance. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for 7 year olds and under, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for 8 to 12 year olds and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 year olds to adult. A free two-week introductory class plus the next two weeks is $22.50 for active duty, retiree and reservists, $25 per month for family members of active duty, retired and reserv ists, $30 for one family mem ber per month, $40 for 2 fam ily members per month, $60 for 3 family members per month, and $80 for 4 family members per month. DOD civilians, their family members and contrac tors is $35 for one member per month, $50 for two family mem bers per month, $70 for three family members per month, and $90 for four family members per month. For more information, call the fitness complex at (912) 573-3990. Daytona 500 tickets are in Stop by Information, Ticket and Travel to purchase your Feb. 24 Daytona 500 race tickets. Petty Tower is $99, Lockhart Tower is Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Registration for soccer and t-ball is through Feb. 20 at the Kings Bay Youth Center, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fri days, except holidays, plus a Saturday sign-up 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 23. T-ball is for ages 4 to 6, players must turn 4 prior to April 1 and cannot turn 7 prior to May 1, 2013. Soccer is for ages 3 to 5, players must turn 3 prior to August and cannot turn 16 pri or to April 1, 2013. Cost $60 for active duty and reserv ists, $65 for DoD, retirees, civilians and NSB contractor family members. Cost includes uniforms. For more information call (912) 5738202. Navy Child and Youth Programs welcome children of all abilities. Spring Break Registration at the Youth Center Camp runs April 1 to 5 for ages kindergarten to 12 years old. Register at the Youth Center starting March 11 for current school age care patrons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors and individual aug mentees, March 18 for active duty working or student spouse and DoD employees and March 25 for DoD contractors. Hours to sign up 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, not including holidays. Cost is based on total family income. Most recent leave and earnings state ment or pay stub for spon sor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certifi cate must be available for confirmation of age. Single/ dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. IAs must pro vide orders. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. No outside food is allowed. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Februarys free mov ies for kids On Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. with Madagascar3 Europes Most Wanted Feb. 23 and 24. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest informa tion, call (912) 573-4548.Soccer, t-ball signups Just for kids Liberty call Fireside Jam Session Feb. 21 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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$99, Superstretch Terrace is $62 and Fanzone is $53.50. For more information visit ITT or call (912) 573-8888, extension 8. Free Bowling Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retir ees can enjoy free bowl ing. Shoe rental is $2. Need more information? Call (912) 573-9492.MWR MWR Intramural Sports Funding cuts halt refueling e aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling complex overhaul will not start due to a lack of funding, the Navy said Feb. 8. Lincoln was expected to move to Newport News shipyard to begin the over haul. However, as a result of the scal constraints re sulting from the ongoing continuing resolution, the contract for the refueling complex overhaul has not been issued to Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Lincoln remains pier side at Naval Station Nor folk until sucient fund ing is received to start the execution of the RCOH. In the meantime, the ships Sailors continue to conduct maintenance. In their 50 year life spans, one RCOH is sched uled for the midpoint of an aircraft carriers service life. Lincoln was com missioned 23 years ago Nov. 11, 1989. e impact of postponing CVN 72s RCOH is three-fold: the time scheduled for the RCOH will have to be lengthened because the overhaul wont begin when it was expected, delayed redelivery of Lincoln to the fleet, impacts to industry (takes away money/jobs and can delay subsequent scheduled availabilities). Cancelling or delaying maintenance creates a signicant backlog of deferred maintenance and aects future year sched ules and costs, as well as future readiness. e de lay in Lincolns RCOH will aect other carrier work. Because of the short time available between sequential dockings, the delay will also result in day-for-day impacts to the defueling of the recently inactivated Enterprise (CVN 65) and the start of USS George Washingtons (CVN 73) RCOH. A yearlong CR impacts funds for fuel, parts, ship and aircraft repairs, base operations, maintenance for buildings, roads and runways, and salaries for our government employees and contractors. e scal uncertainties created by not having an appropriations bill and the measures the Navy is forced to take as a result, place sig nicant stress on an already strained force and under mine the stability of a frag ile industrial base. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 7

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In the wake of Presidents Day, Im asking the good folks outside the Exchange to rank their top three presidents and then tell me why their top choice was No. 1. Me? I thought youd never ask. Id rank them Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt. Each courageously dealt with the most mon umental crises in our countrys history. Between them, Id say Lincoln had to handle the most dire issues. The country was literally torn apart by civil war when as many as 750,000 died, a figure thats still higher than all our other war losses combined. And, thats not even getting into what he had to deal with at home with Mary.Terry Powell Retired Navy Grand Island, Neb. Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln was a brilliant planner during the era he had to deal with. Donna Perkins Family member Fort Campbell, Ky. Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt and (William) McKinley. Ronald Reagan: I felt like he was the most sociable president and worked for the people. EM2 Kurt McGrath USS Georgia Blue Bronx, N.Y. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. (Lincoln) because of what he did with the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War. BU2 James Delduco CBMU 202 Pouqhquag, N.Y. George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. (Washington) because hes the Father of our Country and fought the War for Independence. BM3 Antonio Lewis Trident Refit Facility Chicago Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. I really dont want to say why. Kayla Duckson Navy Exchange employee Oceanside, Calif. Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter. I like a lot of the things Lincoln accomplished. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho As far back as I can remember, theres a day each February that Ive gotten o from school or work. Its called Presidents Day. But I couldnt tell you much more than that until now. When I rst researched this holiday and what American presidents have done for this country, it was easy to see why we have this holiday, from George Washingtons multiple victories in battle to John F. Kennedys in spiring plans for the country. We have the day o to remember men like George Washington, Abra ham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roos evelt, John F. Kennedy and the other 40 men who became the nations commander in chief. George Washington, our rst president, led the rebellion to vic tory, against the British Army in the Revolutionary War, and was one of the founding fathers of our country. Many academic scholars have agreed if we didnt have him, we wouldve lost the war. Would we, as a coun try, have seceded from Great Britain without him? e 16th president, Abraham Lin colns actions led to the creating and signing of the Emancipation Procla mation. e proclamation liberated blacks in the North from slavery and gave them the opportunity to live normal lives. If the proclamation was never creHelping Habitat Remembering presidents THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 9

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Each generation of Americans must earn the responsibility to lead, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the Pentagon Feb. 14 as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, presented her awards and thanked her for her eorts to work with the military to extend Americas leadership. e threats Americans face require military pow er, but also diplomatic ef forts and economic levers, Panetta said. Working together, he added, extends American power and inuence. Clinton joked that in the past, there was no love lost between the State and Defense departments. She took oce in January 2009, and her time at State was tumultuous. During her term, she worked to reach out to new governments in wake of the Arab Spring. She helped to put to gether the coalition that toppled Libyan dictator Moammar Gadha, and she helped to build support for sanctions against Iran, Dempsey said. ose in uniform very much appreciate this last, the chairman said, so that we can avoid the use of force, although remain ing ready to do so, if nec essary. e chairman said Clin ton recognized the limits of military action. Panetta remarked that he has worked closely with Clinton for 20 years. Because of her leadership, our nations diplomats and our development experts are working toward a common mis sion with the men and women of the Department of Defense, and Im condent that our successes will sustain the bonds that we have built between the Department of Defense and the State Depart ment, he said. e U.S. national secu rity apparatus must keep innovating and integrat ing, Clinton said. We have to remain committed to upholding Americas global leader ship and our core values of freedom and opportunity, she said. e United States is the indispensable nation, the former secretary said, and there is no real prec edent in history for the role America plays or the responsibility shouldered. But I often remind my self that our global leader ship is not our birthright, Clinton added. It has to be earned by each suc cessive generation, staying true to our values and living up to the best tradi tions of our nation. Sec retaries and presidents come and go, but this re sponsibility remains constant. It truly must be our North Star. DOD honors out-bound States Clinton Space sensors tested e Navys Aegis Ballis tic Missile Defense System scored another hit for the Missile Defense Agency on the Pacic Missile Range overnight, marking the rst live-re intercept of a medium-range bal listic missile using spacebased sensors. Flight Test Mission-20 successfully demonstrated again the systems capability to detect the target from outer space and launch a sea-based Standard Missile from an Aegis-equipped Navy ship, all based on track data from satellite sensors orbiting Earth. is was a great feat for our Navy and our nation as we move forward in the next step of ballistic mis sile defense, said Capt. Eric Ver Hage, command ing ocer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, a Naval Sea Systems Command eld activity in Norco, Calif. As a former ship CO, its awesome to see the collaborative assessment team here at the Joint War fare Assessment Lab supporting ships at sea. With the extended sen sor network from space, MDA and Sailors aboard USS Lake Erie (CG 70) executed the Launch on Remote doctrine and destroyed the target with Standard Missile-3 Block 1A (SM-3 1A) guided mis sile. e missile vaporized the target following a di rect-hit minutes after its launch from the Pacic Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:10 a.m. (EST). For the test, NSWC Corona installed a miniKU band antenna aboard Lake Erie to transmit per formance data from the cruisers second-gener ation Aegis weapon sys tem to the Navys JWAL in Southern California. ere, the assessment team of program managers, industry and analysts from warfare center divi sions at Corona, Port Hue neme and Dahlgren pro vided remote analysis of the ight experiment. e small, portable antenna reduced data trans mission time from days to an hour signicantly shortening feedback time to ships at sea and en abling rapid assessment and feedback that is es sential to helping MDA meet emerging threats. According to MDA, the threat of a ballistic mis sile reaching either the U.S. or forward deployed forces especially one armed with a weapon of mass destruction ben ets most from a layered defense that utilizes both seaand land-based inter ceptors and radars, as well as space-based sensors. All branches of the Armed Forces play a role. To counter future project ed threats, the advanced capability of MDAs space tracking system demonstrators extends the bat tlespace and provides the ability for longer range intercepts and defense of larger areas. e defense agency demonstrated the rst successful use of its spacebased sensors in April 2011 during FTM-15, when the STSSD satellites successfully acquired the target missile and provided stereo birth to death tracking of the target. Integration of spacebased sensors into the nextgeneration defense system allows for detection and tracking of threats up close and over a much larger area than ground-based assets alone, said MDA spokes man Rick Lehner. He added, that by us ing dierent space-, land-, and sea-based as sets operated by multiple Services, the Combatant Commanders have the best sensor information on a threats location and a more diverse and eec tive set of weapon options to defeat an attack. e unied Command and Control, Battle Man agement, and Communications system connects all the components, he said. Having been in volved in Navy surfaceship guided missile tests for decades, NSWC Co rona began work on Aegis when it was just a concept more than 40 years ago. e Secretary of the Navy established the sci ence and engineering 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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command in 1964 to pro vide assessment of perfor mance, reliability, readiness and eectiveness of the Navys missile systems. Today, as the Navys in dependent assessment agent, NSWC Corona gauges the warghting ca pability of weapons and integrated combat sys tems, through assessment of system performance, readiness, quality, and supportability, as well as the adequacy of training. e base is home to three premier laborato ries and assessment cen ters: the Joint Warfare Assessment Lab, the Mea surement Science and Technology Lab, and the Daugherty Memorial As sessment Center. Fun, Groton-style Space THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 11

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Navy College educational information e 2010 law that al lowed Sailors to carry over up to 75 days of leave has been extended to 2015, per NAVADMIN 026/13, released Feb. 13. e 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in January, extended the expiration of the 75-day leave carryover policy from Sept. 30, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2015. Afterward, leave car ryover will be reset to 60 days and any leave bal ance in excess of 60 days will be lost. Further extensions of the 75-day leave carryover policy are not expect ed beyond 2015.Leave policy extended 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Thrift Savings Plan workshop Feb. 27The Thrift Savings Plan is an interactive workshop suit able for all service mem bers. It is designed to provide detailed information on the Thrift Savings Program and to help learners understand how TSP can contribute to finan cial security during retirement. This workshop will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Registration is required. Call 573-4513.Separation Transition GPS class upcomingTransition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the mili tary. The five-day seminar pro vides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, inter viewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Retirement Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFFSC 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 ve partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with hu man resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a pre sentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Person nel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center through out the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from oth ers, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Feb. 25The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Feb. 25. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Anger management seminar Feb. 26Anger is not an effective meth od for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 26. 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.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the fed eral employment process, sala ries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electron ic Federal resume. This class is from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 25. Registration required by calling 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops One-day marriage program coming e Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Op erations, is hosting Reconnect: One-Day Marriage Enrichment Workshop. is workshop is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. It is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life in order to improve their marital relationship. Activities are designed to in crease a couples ability to bet ter understand one another and communicate on a more inti mate level. Couples discover ways to: Better handle inevitable conflicts Understand how they inter act with their spouse Build intimacy and commu nication Become closer by strength ening the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their marriage Take time to have fun with one another Who should attend? Couples seeking greater satisfaction, closeness, and genuineness in their marriage. ated and signed, would Americans still think its socially acceptable to dehumanize a man or woman base on the color of their skin? Would the world have missed out on signicant men in history, such as Jackie Robinson and his athletic prowess, or Martin Luther King Jr. and his words of passion? In 1929, at the end of the Roaring Twenties, Americas stock market crashed sending the U.S. into the Great Depression. In 1933, President Roos evelt created the New Deal, a series of economic pro grams enacted through out the country to help stimulate the economy. He also created laws, acts and plans that combined, help pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Now think about if Roosevelt never became president. Would the U.S. have recovered as well as it did from the dismal economic state it was in? Would we have been able to go to war with our economy so low? Seventeen years later, the voters elected a young man named John F. Kennedy to be president. is Navy veteran saved the U.S. during the Cold War. Kennedy spent two days negotiating with the Soviet Union and Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. e crisis lasted 13 days. Kennedy quarantined Cuba from the Soviets by surround ing Cuba with naval ships, thus allowing Kennedy to negotiate with the Soviets leader, Nikita Khrushchev, to take his nuclear weap ons out of Cuba. Imagine if Kennedy never negotiated with Soviet leaders. Would either country be in existence? What if a nuclear war happened, where would our country be in today? ese four men played signicant roles in society and changed the course of history for our country. Today, we enjoy many of our freedoms and luxuries because of them. Ev ery Presidents Day, take a moment to reect on what presidents have done for this country, and how they have paved the way for our and future generations.Presidents THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 13

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Armys Clinton Romesha fought at Afghan postPresident Barack Obama placed the Medal of Honor around the neck of former Army Sta Sgt. Clinton L. Romesha during a ceremony Feb. 11 in the East Room of the White House. Romesha, the fourth living service member to receive the medal for service in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom, earned the Medal of Honor for actions Oct. 3, 2009, at Combat Outpost Keating in the Kamdesh district of Afghanistans Nuristan province. On that morning, Combat Outpost Keating, manned by only 53 soldiers and situated at the bottom of a steep valley, came under attack by as many as 300 Taliban fight ers. Dur ing the fight, the enemy breached the outposts perimeter. Romesha, who was injured in the battle, led the ght to protect the bodies of fallen soldiers, provide cover to those soldiers seeking medical assistance and reclaim the American outpost that later would be deemed tactically indefensible. roughout history, the question has often been asked, Why? Why do those in uniform take such extraordinary risks? And what compels them to such courage? the president said. You ask Clint and any of these soldiers who are here today, and theyll tell you. Yes, they fight for their country, and they ght for our freedom. Yes, they ght to come home to their families. But most of all, they ght for each other to keep each other safe and to have each others backs. e White House ceremony was attended by several hundred, including lawmakers, defense leaders, Romeshas family, and team members from Romeshas own Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. Also in attendance were Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, Army Chief of Sta Gen. Ray Odierno and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III. e president said that upon learning he would receive the Medal of Honor, Romesha displayed the brand of humility typical of many soldiers. When I called Clint to tell him that he would receive this medal, he said he was honored, but he also said, It wasnt just me out there. It was a team efSSGN honored for work during 2011s Odyssey DawnUSS Florida (SSGN 728) was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Feb. 15 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Presented by Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, Commander, Submarine Group Ten, the award was given for the Ohio-class guided missile submarine crews partnership with U.S., joint and coalition forces supporting all necessary measures to protect Libyan civilians under threat of attack during Operation Odyssey Dawn in 2011. e Navy Unit Commendation was established December 18, 1944 to award any ship, aircraft, detachment or other unit of the United States Navy or Marine Corps which distinguished itself in action against the enemy with outstanding heroism as seen t by the Secretary of the Navy. e unit must have performed service of a character comparable to that which would merit the award of a Silver Star Medal to an individual. On March 19, 2011, Florida along with four other ships, red 221 Tomahawks on Libyan targets Tofalo said. e fact that out of the ve ships and submarines involved, 45-percent of the Tomahawks red came from one ship, USS Florida. 45-percent came from one ship alone. Whats even more amazing; this came 15 months after the seaframe left its homeport. To be able to maintain that level of eciency, material status of the ship over that period of time, operational readiness and personnel training is commendable. Tofalo told the crew as part of the submarine force, theyre part of an outstanding learning Up Periscope Who were our greatest presidents? Page 9 Black history Celebration held at Kings Bay Chapel Page 4 Time wasted Clinic no-shows hurt other patients Page 3Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Dolphin escort for USS Tennessee CNO outlines eectsGreenert testies before HASC on sequestration Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert joined the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta and the Joint Chiefs of Sta to testify before the House Armed Services Committee Feb. 13 on the potential impact of sequestration and the lack of an appropriations bill for scal year 2013. During the hearing, Greenert illustrated the signicant impacts the combined eects of a yearlong continuing resolution and sequestration will have in USS Florida awarded unit commendation ... 45 percent of the Tomahawks fired came from one ship, USS Florida. Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo Commander, Submarine Group Ten Medal of Honor awarded It was a team out there. Clinton Romesha Medal of Honor recipient

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Statewide bicycle ride Feb. 27 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay military members have been invited to participate in the St. Marys portion of the Bike Ride Across Georgia, Wednesday, Feb. 27. Bicyclists are to meet at 10 a.m. at the Kings Bay Village Shop ping Center, next to Hardees, to take part in the 33-mile ride. Helmets are required. As guests of BRAG, personnel participate free of charge. Riders of all levels are encouraged to participate. For more information contact Navy Adventures Unleashed at 573-9869 or like us on Facebook at MWRKINGSBAY or visit www.brag.org.Dolphin Auction set for March 2e 2013 Silver and Gold Dolphin Auction Wild Wild West will begin at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the NSB Kings Bay gym. Tickets are $20 for E-& and above. e event raises funds for the Dolphin Scholarship fund. Reservations can be made through command contacts. For more information, contact Brigid Mills at (215) 990-8883 or brigidredmond@gmail.com.YC teens hold kids book drive e youth and teens of the Kings Bay Youth Center are having a childrens book drive as part of their Days of Service program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teens are calling on members of the community to bring new and slightly used childrens books to the Youth Cen ter from now until Feb. 28. ey will be cleaned, sorted, packaged and distributed to various community and service organizations throughout Camden County. Teens interested in learn ing more about this and other events should contact Sharon Grant, Youth Center director at (912) 573-2380 or visit the MWR Facebook page at www.facebook.com/kingsbaymwr.Motorcycle run funds Warriorse Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Clubs Second Annual Wounded Warrior Run will begin with registration from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the USS Bancroft Memo rial outside Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Franklin pass and ID gate. e event, which raises funds for Wounded Warriors, includes the ride, food, music and more. Cost is $10 per hand. For more information, call (912) 510-8494.Kings Bay VITA help ongoinge IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, VITA, program at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Naval Legal Services Oce, locat ed in the back of the oce at the library. Bod Pod measures body fatNSB Kings Bay Health Promotion and Well ness has a new Bod Pod that uses air displace ment to measure percentage of body fat, thats accurate, fast and safe; taking only 15 minutes. Minimal form-tting clothing is required; ide ally a spandex swimsuit, single-layer compres sion shorts and/or a lightweight jog bra and swim cap that is supplied. To schedule an ap pointment, call Health Promotion and Wellness at 573-8626 or 573-4237.Motorcycle run aids Wall causeABATE of Floridas Black Creek Chapter will have a Run for the Wall Feb. 23 to help fund bring ing the Moving Wall Vietnam veterans memorial to Green Cove Springs, Fla. e run begins with 9 a.m. registration at Middleburg VFW Post 8255, 2296 Aster Ave., Middleburg, Fla.. Kickstands up 10:30 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per rider and $5 per passenger. For more information, call Herb Hil derbrand at (904) 704-5501.Exchange has student drawinge Navy Exhange wants to help its custom ers nance their childrens college education through its A-OK Student Reward Program. All qualied students will participate in a quarterly drawing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. e next drawing will be held at the end of Feb ruary. Any eligible full-time student that has a Bgrade point average equivalent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the drawing. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reserv ists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade av erage. en ll out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. Now hear this! A recent policy change allows Sailors with a Perform to Serve Intends to Separate status to participate in the upcoming March 2013 examination. Naval Administrative Message (NAVADMIN) 023/13, released Feb. 8, provides updated guidance for the Cycle 219/March 2013 Navywide enlisted examinations for Active Duty, Active Reserve, Full Time Support and Canvasser Recruiter advancement. For the September 2012 advancement cycle 216, Active Duty Sailors who had an Intends to Separate PTS status were ineligible for the Navy-wide advancement examination. NAVADMIN 023/13 explains that changes in retention behavior, and the Navys shifting posture from downsizing to stabilizing, have enabled candidates in a PTS Intends to Separate status to be eligible for advancement. Sailors who have received nal PTS denial (Denied Final Active) on their December PTS application remain ineligible to participate in the March examination. Another important change announced in NAVADMIN 023/13 concerns security clearance requirements for advancement. A favorable investigation adjudication issued by the Department of the Navy Central Adjudication Facility remains as a requirement. However, the updated policy now allows a Sailor to take the advancement exam with an interim clearance issued by the unit commanding ocer while awaiting formal adjudication from DONCAF. at interim clearance must be granted prior to the rst day of the month of the regularly scheduled examination date. e intent of this change is to minimize adverse impact to advancement opportunity for those Sailors who have properly applied for a security clearance and are awaiting a nal determination, said Enlisted Plans and Policy Branch Head Cmdr. Renee Squier. However, every eort should be taken by the command and the individual to receive nal determinations on all Sailors requiring a security clearance as soon as possible. For certain ratings listed in the Cycle 219 NAVADMIN 342/12, as well as Sailors in the Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance) rating and all nuclear and submarine ratings who do not meet security clearance requirements, remain ineligible for advancement and should not participate in an advancement examination.PTS exam eligibility policy updated Education & Training Recognizing the importance of education and its continuing rising costs, Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation is once again oering scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to high school and undergraduate students of military members residing in family housing. We encourage our family housing residents with high school and undergraduate students to apply for Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation scholarships, said Chris Williams, president of BBC Foundation, Its a dicult economy out there and every bit helps. Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional submissions. e application details and requirements can be found at www. bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. e application deadline is April 15. Balfour Beatty Communities, responsible for the privatized family housing at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay formed Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, a nonprot organization committed to honoring military personnel active, disabled and fallen and their families in 2009. One of the primary goals of the Foundation is to promote the pursuit of education and a commitment to community leadership through educational scholarships to the children of active duty military members that reside in family housing. Balfour Beatty Communities is committed to providing a quality living environment that supports the diverse interests and needs of our military families, Williams said. rough Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation, we say thank you for the work that military members do and the sacrices their families make. Balfour Beatty oers scholarships Balfour Beatty e Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center partners with the Morale Welfare and Recreation Department for Mil itary Saves Week. It promotes automatic savings to help servicemembers and their families reach their nancial goals. As part of Military Saves Week 2013, Feb. 25 to March 2, Kings Bay, is spreading the savings message and urging the community to participate in Military Saves Week and take the Military Saves Pledge at www.militarysaves.org/take-the-pledge e goal is to encourage service members and their families to take the Military Saves Pledge at www. militarysaves.org, a commitment to begin the journey toward nancial freedom. FFSC ad MWR promote positive changes in personal nan cial behavior, through the notion that everyone can Start Small, ink Big. Military Saves Week is a great opportunity to help service members and their families in the community to Set a Goal, Make a Plan, and Save Automatically. To help people save more successfully and encourage more people to save, FFSC and MWR are partnering with youth nancial motivational speaker Peter Bielagus to oer military, family members and retirees educational events about savings and budgets. ree free events will be oered Feb. 26 at MWRs Sports Zone, as part of the week to help people build wealth, not debt. Did you know? Fewer than 50 percent of Americans have a savings plan with specific goals. 54 percent of military families have not set aside sufficient emergency funds to cover at least three months of monthly expenses. 68 percent of military families express that they feel stress from their families current financial condition. Budgeting will help get your finances under control. When you budget and create an emergency savings, a future emergency wont become a financial crisis. e week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own status. Learn more by visiting the Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay or by calling the FFSC nancial edu cator at (912) 573-4513. When a retiree dies, his or hers retired pay ceases upon notication to the Defense Finance and Accounting Services. is can be done with a phone call to DFAS at (800) 321-1080). It should be done as soon as possible in order to prevent any overpayment of retired pay that could cause future monetary problems with DFAS. However, the beneciary, normally the spouse, is entitled to the pro-rated amount of his or her military members nal months retired pay. is is called the arrears of pay. When DFAS is notied of the service members death, they will reclaim the nal months retired pay and conduct an audit of his or hers account to compute the amount of the AOP. To receive this nal payment, a DD Form-1174, Claim for Unpaid Compensation must be lled out and led with DFAS with a copy of the long form death certicate. is can be done either by submitting the form via mail or online at the DFAS Web site at www.dfas. mil/retiredmilitary.html. A blank DD-1174 form is normally sent to the beneciary by the DFAS Retired Pay and Annuity section. It can also be obtained at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center. However the form is submitted, a copy of the long form death certicate has to accompany the 1174 or faxed separately to DFAS Retired Pay and Annuity Section at (800) 469-6559. If the 1174 and death certicate are faxed to DFAS, ensure there is adequate reference to the service member (full name, address, Social Security Number or service number, phone number and name for point of contact on both pieces of documentation). For planning purposes, it can take upwards of four to eight weeks for processing and payment sent to your nancial institution. For more information, call 5734513.Explaining retiree arrears of pay Retired Activities Military Saves Week begins Monday

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville its hospital and ve branch health clinics in Florida at Jacksonville, Key West and Mayport and Georgia at Albany and Kings Bay takes pride in the time and care provided to its patients. And while some appointment cancellations are inevitable, when a patient doesnt show up, it prevents another patient with an urgent need from being seen at that time. Last year in one clinic alone (pediatrics), eight percent of appointments were lost due to patient no-shows. ats nearly seven appointments a day (1,519 total) at a cost of $107 each ($162,533 total) that couldnt be used by other patients. NH Jacksonville wants to partner with its patients to reverse this trend. In the private sector, some health providers charge a no-show fee for cancellations made less than 24 hours beforehand. Some go as far as charging a fee for each 15 minutes a patient is late. While military treatment facilities dont function that way, its important that patients understand the impact of no-shows on others. To cancel or reschedule, call Central Appointments at (800) 529-4677 or the clinic directly well in advance, 24 hours in advance is recommended, so the time slot can be used by another patient who needs care. e care team and all of its patients appreciate it. Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. To nd out more, visit the command Web site at www.med.navy.mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax, like the Facebook page at www.facebook/NavalHospital Jacksonville, follow on Twitter at www.twitter. com/NHJax and view the YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/NavalHospitalJax. Sign up for e-mail updates at nhjaxconnect@med.navy.mil.No-shows aect accessreducing the Navys ability to achieve his top three priorities of, Warghting First, Operate Forward, and Be Ready. Well have inadequate surge capacity at the appropriate readiness to be there when it matters, where it matters, Greenert said in his opening statement setting a stark tone of his testimony before the committee. Greenert said that in order for the Navy to continue being ready when it matters, where it matters, congress must act-and act fast as the ramications will be felt, at a minimum, through next year. Sequestration and the lack of an appropriations bill will have an irreversible and debilitating impact on the Navys readiness through at least 2014, Greenert said. We will not be able to respond in the way the nation has expected and depended. e Chairman of the HASC, Congressman Buck McKeon, asked Greenert to put into operational terms some of what the Navy would no longer be able to do if sequestration went into eect on March 1. We [will] have no ships in the Southern Command, so the hundreds of tons of drugs that are being intercepted, theres nobody to do that, Greenert said. And were not nurturing future relationships there and keeping stability down there. Greenert also pointed out there would only be one aircraft carrier to support strikes in Afghanistan while simultaneously maintaining stability and deterrence in the Arabian Gulf. Greenerts picture of a post-sequestration eet became grimmer as he went down the line cutting operations that would no longer be sustainable such as counter piracy and quick reaction teams in Africa and ballistic missile defense overseas. Greenert elaborated in detail the material consequences of continued gridlock over the passage of a budget resolution to avoid sequestration. e condition and expected service life of our ships and aircraft will further degrade, Greenert said. We will be forced to cancel or slow procurement of relevant platforms and systems needed to preserve our warghting superiority. Greenert further illustrated the cascading eect of todays scal decisions on future readiness and the community. e decisions weve had to make did not come without signicant consequences to our people, to the defense industry, or to local economies. Impacts of funding we realign today cascade into future years, Greenert said. Greenert rmly stated to reporters after the hearing that one area he will ght to preserve and protect is family readiness and wellness. Family programs are important, Greenert said. I do not want those constrained. Greenert said during his testimony that he worries about the furlough of civilian employees who support the eet and specically the ones employed at the eet family service centers, child care centers, those who are sexual assault advocates and in sexual assault prevention. All of those we worry about, Greenert said. And Im working very hard, and Ive directed that we will not unfund, [for savings] our programs, our family readiness programs. We will protect those and so Im watching that very closely. fort, the president said. And so today we also honor this American team, including those who made the ultimate sacrice. Included among those who died in the ghting that day in Afghanistan were Pfc. Kevin omson, Sgt. Michael Scusa, Sgt. Joshua Kirk, Sgt. Christopher Grin, Sta Sgt. Justin Gallegos, Sta Sgt. Vernon Martin, Sgt. Joshua Hardt, and Spc. Stephan Mace. Each of these patriots gave their lives looking out for each other, Obama said. In a battle that raged all day, that brand of selessness was displayed again and again and again soldiers exposing themselves to enemy re to pull a comrade to safety, tending to each others wounds, [and] performing buddy transfusions giving each other their own blood. Obama noted that it wasnt just Romesha who earned recognition for his actions that day. From that battle, soldiers earned 37 Army Commendation Medals, 27 Purple Hearts, 18 Bronze Stars and nine Silver Stars, the president said. ese men were outnumbered, outgunned and almost overrun, Obama said. Looking back, one of them said, Im surprised any of us made it out. But they are here today. And I would ask these soldiers, this band of brothers, to stand and accept the gratitude of our entire nation. God bless you, Clint Romesha, and all of your team, the president said. God bless all who serve. And God bless the United States of America. e president then asked that the Medal of Honor citation be read, and following that, he placed the medal around Romeshas neck. RomeshaCNO We will not be able to respond in the way our nation has expected ... Adm. Jonathan Greenert Chief of Naval Operations THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 5 organization. It didnt take us long to gure out how to destruct, he said. It started out in Desert Storm where the submarine force launched ve-percent of the Tomahawks. In Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, that number went up to 33-percent as a submarine force. Ten years later, we as a submarine force are now over fty-percent of the Tomahawks red. Clearly youre part of an outstanding learning organization that is capable of adapting and overcoming any situation. at has held up extremely well throughout the history of the submarine force and that should be something you as submariners should be very proud of. Capt. David Kirk, Commanding Ocer, USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold) accepted the award. Its a great honor to accept this award on behalf of Capt. Tom Calabreese (the commanding ocer at the time of the operation) and the crew of Florida Gold, Kirk said. e name on the award bears the name of the ship. As we all know, a ship is nothing more than a metal structure. Its the crew is the heart of the ship, and the boat is nothing without the crew. Its ordinary Americans from all over the map who come together to form a phenomenal team that allows the ship to complete the mission. In early 2011, Florida was ordered to deploy in theater and remain submerged and undetected until further notice in support of U.N. Security Council resolution 1973. As tensions in Libya escalated, the order to use military forces in graduated and sequenced strike operations against the government of Libya was given by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Operation Odyssey Dawn was executed. During the operation, Florida launched more than 90 Tomahawk land attack missiles. e strike marked the rst time a guided-missile submarine launched Tomahawks in conict. Florida was converted from a trident ballisticmissile submarine in May 2006. e SSGN conversion program produced transformational capability on a time-compressed schedule and with a drastically lower price tag. Instead of designing an entire new platform to perform the same mission capabilities, the conversion program reduced the cost to the Department of Defense by roughly $1 billion per ship. e sixth Navy ship named for the 27th state oers a tremendous range of options to operational commanders armed with multiple land attack missiles, special operating forces and torpedoes. Command Financial Specialists Technical/Engineering Job Fair Florida e new Distinguished Warfare Medal recognizes the changing face of conict in the 21st century, said Juliet Beyler, the acting director of ocer and enlisted personnel management in the Pentagon. Beyler said in an interview that technological develop ments on the battleeld have changed the way service members ght. e services all came forward and said there are people who are doing incredible things and we wanted the ability to recognize them for those things, she said. ere are no existing awards that adequately recognize the contributions these service members make. Examples of the actions that would be recognized by the new medal include a service member who is involved in a cyber attack on a specic military target. at would be someone possibly who would be eligible for this award, Beyler said. Another recipient could be an unmanned aerial vehicle operator who takes out a specic military target. Another example might be a service member who is orchestrating and moving troops on a battleeld, but perhaps, is not physically present, but does something that contributes in some extraordinary way to the battle, Beyler said. Each service secretary is going to develop the specic procedures for who is eligible to receive the award. is is for direct impacts, she said. ere are other meritorious awards that recognize service over a period of time this [award] is intended to recognize specic impacts on the battleeld. e criteria for the award is akin to that of the Distinguished Flying Cross. Many veterans service organizations object that the award will have a higher precedence than the Bronze Star Medal. e award is directly below the Distinguished Flying Cross, Beyler said. Awards for valor the Medal of Honor, the service Crosses and the Silver Star are all higher in precedence that the Distinguished Warfare Medal and will remain so. e vast majority of Bronze Star Medals are not awarded for valor, she said. Only 2.4 percent of Bronze Stars are given with a V device connoting a valor award. Depending on the service, the V-device can also be awarded with commendation medals. e secretary of defense created the Distinguished Warfare Medal and can set the order of precedence. e award is retroactive to Sept. 11, 2001, and the service secretaries will detail how to recognize earlier acts. Tech advances prompt medal

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e Fireside Jam Session will be outside the Gaming Zone at 6 p.m., ursday, Feb. 21. Bring your instrument and hang. Smores will be provided. Call (912) 573-4548 for more details. Running of the Green The Navy Adventures Unleashed! event starts at 7 a.m., ursday, March 7 at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Individuals and commands are encouraged to step-up their physical readiness with this 5K/3K walk. For more information contact NAU at (912) 5739869. Disney on Ice Tickets are on sale now at Kings Bay Information, Tickets and Travel. A special offer for military families, $13 tickets to select performances of Dare to Dream at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Military/DoD discounts are available at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 5, 11:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 and 1 and 5 p.m., Sunday, April 7. For more information call (912) 573-8888. Night Glow Golf Tournament Its at Trident Lakes Golf Clubwith a 4 p.m. shotgun start March 9. Cost is $35 per person. Nine holes in daylight, dinner/drinks and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-dark balls. Cost includes golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call (912) 5738475 now for reservations. Lifeguard Training Course Its 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 1 to 5, at the Kings Bay Pool at the Fitness Complex. Deadline to register is March 29. Class is limited to first 20 to register. Must register in person at the cus tomer service counter inside the Fitness Complex. Cost is $175 per person. Classes restricted to ages 15 and up. Must be 15 by April 15. Payment is due upon registration. Bring your lunch, towel, goggles, swimsuit, sun screen and bug spray. Pre-test is 8 a.m., Monday, April 1. All candidates must pass the pre-test in order to continue the course. For more information call (912) 573-3001 or 3990. The Harlem Ambassadors Theyre coming to Kings Bay, Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Fitness Complex Basketball Courts. All tickets are $2, children 2 and under are free. Tickets available at ITT. Doors open at 5:20 p.m. with game time at 6 p.m. There will be food available for purchase. Get an autograph at 7:30 p.m. No video taping will be allowed during the performance. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for 7 year olds and under, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for 8 to 12 year olds and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 year olds to adult. A free two-week introductory class plus the next two weeks is $22.50 for active duty, retiree and reservists, $25 per month for family members of active duty, retired and reservists, $30 for one family member per month, $40 for 2 family members per month, $60 for 3 family members per month, and $80 for 4 family members per month. DOD civilians, their family members and contrac tors is $35 for one member per month, $50 for two family members per month, $70 for three family members per month, and $90 for four family members per month. For more information, call the fitness complex at (912) 573-3990. Daytona 500 tickets are in Stop by Information, Ticket and Travel to purchase your Feb. 24 Daytona 500 race tickets. Petty Tower is $99, Lockhart Tower is Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Registration for soccer and t-ball is through Feb. 20 at the Kings Bay Youth Center, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except holidays, plus a Saturday sign-up 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 23. T-ball is for ages 4 to 6, players must turn 4 prior to April 1 and cannot turn 7 prior to May 1, 2013. Soccer is for ages 3 to 5, players must turn 3 prior to August and cannot turn 16 prior to April 1, 2013. Cost $60 for active duty and reservists, $65 for DoD, retirees, civilians and NSB contractor family members. Cost includes uniforms. For more information call (912) 5738202. Navy Child and Youth Programs welcome children of all abilities. Spring Break Registration at the Youth Center Camp runs April 1 to 5 for ages kindergarten to 12 years old. Register at the Youth Center starting March 11 for current school age care patrons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors and individual augmentees, March 18 for active duty working or student spouse and DoD employees and March 25 for DoD contractors. Hours to sign up 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, not including holidays. Cost is based on total family income. Most recent leave and earnings state ment or pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certifi cate must be available for confirmation of age. Single/ dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. IAs must provide orders. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided. No outside food is allowed. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Februarys free mov ies for kids On Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. with Madagascar3 Europes Most Wanted Feb. 23 and 24. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information, call (912) 573-4548.Soccer, t-ball signups Just for kids Liberty call Fireside Jam Session Feb. 21 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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$99, Superstretch Terrace is $62 and Fanzone is $53.50. For more information visit ITT or call (912) 573-8888, extension 8. 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.MWR MWR Intramural Sports Funding cuts halt refueling e aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) refueling complex overhaul will not start due to a lack of funding, the Navy said Feb. 8. Lincoln was expected to move to Newport News shipyard to begin the overhaul. However, as a result of the scal constraints resulting from the ongoing continuing resolution, the contract for the refueling complex overhaul has not been issued to Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. Lincoln remains pierside at Naval Station Norfolk until sucient funding is received to start the execution of the RCOH. In the meantime, the ships Sailors continue to conduct maintenance. In their 50 year life spans, one RCOH is scheduled for the midpoint of an aircraft carriers service life. Lincoln was commissioned 23 years ago Nov. 11, 1989. e impact of postponing CVN 72s RCOH is three-fold: the time scheduled for the RCOH will have to be lengthened because the overhaul wont begin when it was expected, delayed redelivery of Lincoln to the fleet, impacts to industry (takes away money/jobs and can delay subsequent scheduled availabilities). Cancelling or delaying maintenance creates a signicant backlog of deferred maintenance and aects future year schedules and costs, as well as future readiness. e delay in Lincolns RCOH will aect other carrier work. Because of the short time available between sequential dockings, the delay will also result in day-for-day impacts to the defueling of the recently inactivated Enterprise (CVN 65) and the start of USS George Washingtons (CVN 73) RCOH. A yearlong CR impacts funds for fuel, parts, ship and aircraft repairs, base operations, maintenance for buildings, roads and runways, and salaries for our government employees and contractors. e scal uncertainties created by not having an appropriations bill and the measures the Navy is forced to take as a result, place sig nicant stress on an already strained force and under mine the stability of a frag ile industrial base. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 7

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In the wake of Presidents Day, Im asking the good folks outside the Exchange to rank their top three presidents and then tell me why their top choice was No. 1. Me? I thought youd never ask. Id rank them Abraham Lincoln, George Washington and Franklin Roosevelt. Each courageously dealt with the most monumental crises in our countrys history. Between them, Id say Lincoln had to handle the most dire issues. The country was literally torn apart by civil war when as many as 750,000 died, a figure thats still higher than all our other war losses combined. And, thats not even getting into what he had to deal with at home with Mary.Terry Powell Retired Navy Grand Island, Neb. Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln was a brilliant planner during the era he had to deal with. Donna Perkins Family member Fort Campbell, Ky. Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt and (William) McKinley. Ronald Reagan: I felt like he was the most sociable president and worked for the people. EM2 Kurt McGrath USS Georgia Blue Bronx, N.Y. George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Bill Clinton. (Lincoln) because of what he did with the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil War. BU2 James Delduco CBMU 202 Pouqhquag, N.Y. George Washington, Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. (Washington) because hes the Father of our Country and fought the War for Independence. BM3 Antonio Lewis Trident Refit Facility Chicago Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln. I really dont want to say why. Kayla Duckson Navy Exchange employee Oceanside, Calif. Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter. I like a lot of the things Lincoln accomplished. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho As far back as I can remember, theres a day each February that Ive gotten o from school or work. Its called Presidents Day. But I couldnt tell you much more than that until now. When I rst researched this holiday and what American presidents have done for this country, it was easy to see why we have this holiday, from George Washingtons multiple victories in battle to John F. Kennedys inspiring plans for the country. We have the day o to remember men like George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and the other 40 men who became the nations commander in chief. George Washington, our rst president, led the rebellion to victory, against the British Army in the Revolutionary War, and was one of the founding fathers of our country. Many academic scholars have agreed if we didnt have him, we wouldve lost the war. Would we, as a country, have seceded from Great Britain without him? e 16th president, Abraham Lincolns actions led to the creating and signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. e proclamation liberated blacks in the North from slavery and gave them the opportunity to live normal lives. If the proclamation was never creHelping Habitat Remembering presidents THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 9

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Each generation of Americans must earn the responsibility to lead, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said at the Pentagon Feb. 14 as Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, presented her awards and thanked her for her eorts to work with the military to extend Americas leadership. e threats Americans face require military power, but also diplomatic efforts and economic levers, Panetta said. Working together, he added, extends American power and inuence. Clinton joked that in the past, there was no love lost between the State and Defense departments. She took oce in January 2009, and her time at State was tumultuous. During her term, she worked to reach out to new governments in wake of the Arab Spring. She helped to put together the coalition that toppled Libyan dictator Moammar Gadha, and she helped to build support for sanctions against Iran, Dempsey said. ose in uniform very much appreciate this last, the chairman said, so that we can avoid the use of force, although remaining ready to do so, if necessary. e chairman said Clinton recognized the limits of military action. Panetta remarked that he has worked closely with Clinton for 20 years. Because of her leadership, our nations diplomats and our development experts are working toward a common mission with the men and women of the Department of Defense, and Im condent that our successes will sustain the bonds that we have built between the Department of Defense and the State Department, he said. e U.S. national security apparatus must keep innovating and integrating, Clinton said. We have to remain committed to upholding Americas global leadership and our core values of freedom and opportunity, she said. e United States is the indispensable nation, the former secretary said, and there is no real precedent in history for the role America plays or the responsibility shouldered. But I often remind myself that our global leadership is not our birthright, Clinton added. It has to be earned by each successive generation, staying true to our values and living up to the best traditions of our nation. Secretaries and presidents come and go, but this responsibility remains constant. It truly must be our North Star. DOD honors out-bound States Clinton Space sensors tested e Navys Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System scored another hit for the Missile Defense Agency on the Pacic Missile Range overnight, marking the rst live-re intercept of a medium-range ballistic missile using spacebased sensors. Flight Test Mission-20 successfully demonstrated again the systems capability to detect the target from outer space and launch a sea-based Standard Missile from an Aegis-equipped Navy ship, all based on track data from satellite sensors orbiting Earth. is was a great feat for our Navy and our nation as we move forward in the next step of ballistic missile defense, said Capt. Eric Ver Hage, commanding ocer of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Corona Division, a Naval Sea Systems Command eld activity in Norco, Calif. As a former ship CO, its awesome to see the collaborative assessment team here at the Joint Warfare Assessment Lab supporting ships at sea. With the extended sensor network from space, MDA and Sailors aboard USS Lake Erie (CG 70) executed the Launch on Remote doctrine and destroyed the target with Standard Missile-3 Block 1A (SM-3 1A) guided missile. e missile vaporized the target following a direct-hit minutes after its launch from the Pacic Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Hawaii, at 4:10 a.m. (EST). For the test, NSWC Corona installed a miniKU band antenna aboard Lake Erie to transmit performance data from the cruisers second-generation Aegis weapon system to the Navys JWAL in Southern California. ere, the assessment team of program managers, industry and analysts from warfare center divisions at Corona, Port Hueneme and Dahlgren provided remote analysis of the ight experiment. e small, portable antenna reduced data transmission time from days to an hour signicantly shortening feedback time to ships at sea and enabling rapid assessment and feedback that is essential to helping MDA meet emerging threats. According to MDA, the threat of a ballistic missile reaching either the U.S. or forward deployed forces especially one armed with a weapon of mass destruction benets most from a layered defense that utilizes both seaand land-based interceptors and radars, as well as space-based sensors. All branches of the Armed Forces play a role. To counter future projected threats, the advanced capability of MDAs space tracking system demonstrators extends the battlespace and provides the ability for longer range intercepts and defense of larger areas. e defense agency demonstrated the rst successful use of its spacebased sensors in April 2011 during FTM-15, when the STSSD satellites successfully acquired the target missile and provided stereo birth to death tracking of the target. Integration of spacebased sensors into the nextgeneration defense system allows for detection and tracking of threats up close and over a much larger area than ground-based assets alone, said MDA spokes man Rick Lehner. He added, that by using dierent space-, land-, and sea-based assets operated by multiple Services, the Combatant Commanders have the best sensor information on a threats location and a more diverse and eective set of weapon options to defeat an attack. e unied Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications system connects all the components, he said. Having been involved in Navy surfaceship guided missile tests for decades, NSWC Corona began work on Aegis when it was just a concept more than 40 years ago. e Secretary of the Navy established the science and engineering 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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command in 1964 to provide assessment of performance, reliability, readiness and eectiveness of the Navys missile systems. Today, as the Navys independent assessment agent, NSWC Corona gauges the warghting capability of weapons and integrated combat systems, through assessment of system performance, readiness, quality, and supportability, as well as the adequacy of training. e base is home to three premier laboratories and assessment centers: the Joint Warfare Assessment Lab, the Measurement Science and Technology Lab, and the Daugherty Memorial Assessment Center. Fun, Groton-style Space THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 11

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Navy College educational information e 2010 law that allowed Sailors to carry over up to 75 days of leave has been extended to 2015, per NAVADMIN 026/13, released Feb. 13. e 2013 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama in January, extended the expiration of the 75-day leave carryover policy from Sept. 30, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2015. Afterward, leave carryover will be reset to 60 days and any leave balance in excess of 60 days will be lost. Further extensions of the 75-day leave carryover policy are not expected beyond 2015.Leave policy extended 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013

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Thrift Savings Plan workshop Feb. 27The Thrift Savings Plan is an interactive workshop suit able for all service mem bers. It is designed to provide detailed information on the Thrift Savings Program and to help learners understand how TSP can contribute to finan cial security during retirement. This workshop will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 27. Registration is required. Call 573-4513.Separation Transition GPS class upcomingTransition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the mili tary. The five-day seminar pro vides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, inter viewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Retirement Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 28 to Feb. 1. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFFSC 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 ve partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with hu man resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a pre sentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Person nel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Department of Veterans Affairs visits baseA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center through out the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 26. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from oth ers, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Feb. 25The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Feb. 25. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Anger management seminar Feb. 26Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 26. 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.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electron ic Federal resume. This class is from 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 25. Registration required by calling 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops One-day marriage program coming e Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operations, is hosting Reconnect: One-Day Marriage Enrichment Workshop. is workshop is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22. It is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life in order to improve their marital relationship. Activities are designed to increase a couples ability to better understand one another and communicate on a more intimate level. Couples discover ways to: Better handle inevitable conflicts Understand how they interact with their spouse Build intimacy and communication Become closer by strengthening the emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of their marriage Take time to have fun with one another Who should attend? Couples seeking greater satisfaction, closeness, and genuineness in their marriage. ated and signed, would Americans still think its socially acceptable to dehumanize a man or woman base on the color of their skin? Would the world have missed out on signicant men in history, such as Jackie Robinson and his athletic prowess, or Martin Luther King Jr. and his words of passion? In 1929, at the end of the Roaring Twenties, Americas stock market crashed sending the U.S. into the Great Depression. In 1933, President Roos evelt created the New Deal, a series of economic pro grams enacted through out the country to help stimulate the economy. He also created laws, acts and plans that combined, help pull the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Now think about if Roosevelt never became president. Would the U.S. have recovered as well as it did from the dismal economic state it was in? Would we have been able to go to war with our economy so low? Seventeen years later, the voters elected a young man named John F. Kennedy to be president. is Navy veteran saved the U.S. during the Cold War. Kennedy spent two days negotiating with the Soviet Union and Cuba during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. e crisis lasted 13 days. Kennedy quarantined Cuba from the Soviets by surrounding Cuba with naval ships, thus allowing Kennedy to negotiate with the Soviets leader, Nikita Khrushchev, to take his nuclear weapons out of Cuba. Imagine if Kennedy never negotiated with Soviet leaders. Would either country be in existence? What if a nuclear war happened, where would our country be in today? ese four men played signicant roles in society and changed the course of history for our country. Today, we enjoy many of our freedoms and luxuries because of them. Every Presidents Day, take a moment to reect on what presidents have done for this country, and how they have paved the way for our and future generations.Presidents THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, February 21, 2013 13

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