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The Kings Bay periscope
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
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Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
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Published for the Naval Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
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Description based on: Mar. 14, 1997; title from caption.
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Earlier issues published: Kings Bay, Ga. : Naval Submarine Support Base. Jacksonville, Fla. : Ultra Type Inc. <1997->
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Title:
The Kings Bay periscope
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Language:
English
Creator:
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Publisher:
Ultra Type Inc.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:

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

Notes

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

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
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UF00098617:00291


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Secretarys response to sequestration details cutbacksSecretary of the Navy Ray Ma bus announced March 2 that the Navy will go ahead with reduc tions in spending in order to meet the scal constraints im posed by sequestration. Mabus issued the following statement: Last night, because no budget deal had been reached, the budget control act required set ting in motion the automat ic, government-wide cuts known as sequestra tion. Given that reality and the associated impact of budget ary uncertainty imposed by an indenite continuing resolution, the department of the navy intends to commence some reductions immediately. e Navy plans to: Shut down Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) in April. This will initiate the preparations to gradually stand-down flying in at least three additional air wings with two more air wings being reduced to minimum safe flying levels by the end of the year; Defer USNS comfort humanitarian deploy ment to Central and South America, Continuing Promise 2013, including supporting ships, Seabees and medical units; Cancel or defer the deploy ments of up to six ships to various AORS throughout the month of April; Lay up four Combat Logistics Force units in PACOM starting in April; Return USS Shoup (DDG 86) to homeport early and not pro ceed as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) escort to CENTCOM; Return USS Thach (FFG 43) to homeport early from deploy ment to SOUTHCOM. We will also immediately: Begin negotiating contract modifications to de-obligate efforts for any investment pro grams for which the remain ing unobligated balance will Up Periscope Historic women for Womens History Month Page 9 Play ball! MWR softball captains meet March 13 Page 11 Reading Kings Bay goes all out for National Reading Week Page 12Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com A little burn to prevent a big one Particular pain for civiliansDefense Department civilian employees will particularly feel the pain sequester will bring to the entire defense workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said March 1. In his rst Pentagon press brieng, Hagel outlined the steps the Pentagon and the services will take as the budget mechanism known as sequester, which takes eect at midnight, trims roughly half a trillion dol lars from defense spending over the next 10 years. Along with cost-cutting actions by the services to curtail training and maintenance, the department has already an nounced it will furlough civilian employees beginning in late April, cutting their work hours and pay by 20 percent for the Mabus outlines curtailing of future Navy plans Undergrowth on 750 acres of pine forest reduced by re authorities for safetyA bolt of lightning strikes an unattended pine forest in Southeast Georgia. An ensuing shower of sparks covers dense undergrowth, igniting a re. e forest burns, denying natural habitat its home, while spreading smoke and ash over towns. Homes, and even lives, are threatened. To prevent just such a thing from hap pening onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the US Forest Service and the Georgia Forestry Service perform a hazardous fuel reduction in the forest or wooded area, called a prescribed re. A prescribed re is used to reduce hazardous undergrowth buildups, thus providing increased protection to people, their homes and the forest by burning grasses, shrubs, small trees and downed timber. With the reduction of fu els on the ground, reghters have a bet ter chance to put out a re. It helps the reghter combat a re by giv ing the re less fuel to burn, Fire Management Ocer for Osceola National Forest Peter Myer said. ey are able to get to the re faster and put it out before it has It helps ... by giving the fire less fuel to burn. Peter Myers Fire management officerNew skipper takes helm Cmdr. Louis Springer relieves Cmdr. Douglas Adams on USS Rhode Island Blue crewe Blue crew from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) hosted a change of command ceremony March 1 at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapel. Cmdr. Louis A. Springer relieved Cmdr. Douglas J. Adams in the time-honored Naval tradition. Adams, a native of Valparaiso, Ind., and a 1992 electrical engineering graduate from Auburn University, completed four strategic deterrent patrols while in command of Rhode Island. His crew also was awarded the Battle E, Omaha Trophy, a Meritorious Unit Commendation and two deckplate leadership awards, among vari ous other recognitions. Capt. Christopher Harkins, Submarine Squadron 20 Commodore, was the guest speak er at the ceremony. After digging for some sea stories about [Adams], I found every one of his shipmates, present and past, described him to be as un appable and as steady as they come, Harkins said. When he gets up here and begins to talk, Dispatch Center moving to Region911 calls to be routed through Naval Air Station Jacksonville Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays dispatch center will be turned over to the Regional Dispatch Center in Jacksonville Feb. 26, to help standardize se curity and re dispatch policy and procedures and consoli date dispatch manpower. is is being done to stan dardize security and re dis patch policy and procedures throughout 13 Navy Instal lations within Navy Region Southeast, NSB Kings Bay Emergency Management Di rector Dave Ford said. Well consolidate all dis patcher manpower at the RDC located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, as well as main tain technical standards re quired for phone (911), radio (Enterprise Land Mobile Radio) and alarm connectivity, Ford said. From the housing area and an on-base extension, emer gency numbers to report inci dents remain 911 and from a cell phone, (912) 573-4444. e numbers (912) 573-2145 and (912) 573-2146 which were ad ministration lines to dispatch, will be equipped with pre-re

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Are you thinking about borrow ing money to buy a home or car? Do you need a line of credit to make home repairs? Have you applied for a new credit card? If your answer to any of these ques tions is yes, it is important to make sure information on your credit re port is accurate and up to date. Even if you are not planning on bor rowing money, your credit report has special importance if you are an active duty military member, DoD civilian employee or contractor who requires any level of security clearance. If you fall into any of these cat egories you must undergo a security clearance background investigation which is subject to periodic review. e investigation will identify any adverse information contained in your credit report such as judg ments; property repossession; or delinquencies on debts (90 days delinquent or more on current debts and/or 180 days delinquent or more on debts in the previous 7 years). You should review your credit re port before you submit any credit applications and well before your security clearance is up for renewal. Reviewing your credit report in advance will provide an opportunity to correct information. Since September 2012, the federal government, through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been actively monitoring and con ducting on-site investigations to as sure that the credit reporting agencies are complying with the law. Previously, there was not much federal oversight. Now may be the best time to correct any inaccurate information on your credit report. How do you go about correcting errors on your report? You need not hire a credit repair company. e rst step is to obtain a credit report from each of the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. Each maintain your personal information and individual credit history. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you are entitled to re ceive a free report from each credit reporting agency once a year. Since creditors are not required to submit information to all three of the agencies, your credit report from one agency will likely contain dier ent information from the others. Initially, you should request a re port from all three. Afterwards, you can stagger your request once every four months to take full advantage of the free report allowance, for example, you can re quest a report from Equifax in Janu ary, Experian in May, Trans Union in September and Equifax again the following January and so on. To obtain your free report, request it online through www.annualcre ditreport.com, a central Web site maintained by the three agencies, call (877) 322-8228 or request it by mail by lling out the Annual Credit Report Request form and mailing it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. Once you receive your reports, closely inspect your personal infor mation and each entry. Although you can make correc tions or submit a dispute online, it is recommended that you submit a dispute in a written letter to the credit reporting agency clearly ex plaining the dispute and request ing the inaccurate information be removed, corrected or updated. It is in your best interest to also include supporting documentation. e following are the addresses Defense Finance and Accounting Service Garnishment Operations, in Cleveland, processes all court ordered garnishments for military members, military retirees and Department of Defense civilian em ployees. Types of garnishment include: child support, alimony, commercial debts, Chapter 13 and 7 bankruptcy orders and division of military re tired pay under the Uniformed Ser vices Former Spouses Protection Act. Child support and alimony e Consumer and Credit Protec tion Act limits the amount that can be garnished for child support or alimony to a percentage of an indi viduals disposable pay. Disposable pay are wages, salary, bonuses and incentive pay less authorized de ductions, such as income tax with holding or debts owed to the gov ernment. e maximum percentage that can be deducted from pay is as follows: 50 percent when the obligor provides more than half the sup port of dependents, other than those for whom the support is to be deducted, and has not accrued an arrearage (back pay). 55 percent when the obligor provides more than half the sup port of dependents, other than those for whom the support is to be deducted, and has accrued an arrearage. 60 percent when the obligor does not support other dependents and has not accrued an arrearage. 65 percent when the obligor does not support other dependents and has accrued an arrearage. If the ordered amount of child support or alimony is lower than the maximum percentage allow able, then the full amount will be deducted. Commercial debt Active duty members are typically not subject to garnishment for commercial debt; however, they can be forced to set up involuntary allot ments. e percentage cap cannot total more than 25 percent of pay. If there is no pay available to comply with the court order due to garnishments for child support or alimony, DFAS will return the gar nishment order without action, and the creditor will have to re-apply when there is sucient pay avail able. Involuntary withholding for the collection of a commercial debt from civil service employees is limited to a maximum of 25 percent of pay. If the governing state caps the percentage at a lower rate, then that rate prevails. Orders for child sup port, alimony and related arrearages have priority over any commercial garnishment. Retired military or civil service members pay is exempt from gar nishment for commercial debts; however, pay due pursuant to the Uniformed Services Former Spous es Protection Act, child support, spousal support, or a property divi sion can be garnished. Taxes If DFAS is served with a levy by the Internal Revenue Service, DFAS must honor the tax levy irrespective of whether the obligor is Active Duty or retired. In the case of garnishments, the collection action is mandatory and any rebuttal concerning the levy must be addressed with the IRS. Levies are continuous, and collec tion will run until the entire amount is either collected or the IRS informs DFAS that they are released from collecting the levy amount. Bankruptcy DFAS can withhold up to 100 per cent of the obligors pay. If DFAS withholds 50 percent for child support, DFAS will withhold the remaining 50 percent of pay for the bankruptcy order. e automatic stay provisions of the bankruptcy law require that all commercial garnishments, involuntary allotments and debt collec tions stop once a person les for bankruptcy; however, child support, alimony, and their arrearages do not terminate. Garnishments are very compli cated. For more information, visit DFAS Web site at www.dfas.mil/ garnishment or contact your nearest legal assistance oce. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. NSB power outage March 15ere will be a scheduled power outage that will aect many areas of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay at about 8:30 a.m., March 15. Areas that lose electricity should be back to normal operations within 15 minutes. e power out age is necessary for the Public Works Depart ment to test emergency back-up generators.Woodbine Duathlon to be April 6e Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Camden Cycling Clubs rst annual Woodbine Duathlon is a 3.4k run/20k bike ride/5k run, for high-school ages and younger at 8 a.m., April 6, at the Woodbine ball elds at Georgia Route 110 and Lang Avenue, Woodbine. Regis tration is $40 before March 22 and $45 after. To register, visit active.com prior to April 1.Balfour Beatty offers scholarshipsBalfour Beatty Communities Foundation is oering scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to high school and undergradu ate students of military members residing in family housing. Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional submissions. e application deadline is April 15. e application details and requirements can be found at www.bb communitiesfoundation.org. 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. Golf fund-raiser to be March 9e second annual Camden House Golf Tournament, to raise funds for Camden House, which helps victims of domestic violence, starts at 9 a.m., Friday, March 9 at Osprey Cove Golf Club. Cost is $80 per person or $320 per four some. For more information or to register, visit www.camdenhousega.org or e-mail Paul Attner at ptatsn@aol.com.Fort Clinch event March 16, 17Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, Fla., will have a Confederate Garrison 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 16 and 17. Parking is $6 per vehicle, en trance fee is $2. For more information, call (904) 277-7274 or visit www.oridastateparks. org.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.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.Miss Shrimp Fest rehearsalsContestant rehearsals for the Miss Shrimp Festival 2013 Scholarship Pageant will be week ly, beginning with the organizational meeting and rehearsal at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the Bean School of Dance, 25 North 3rd St., Fernan dina Beach. e application may be downloaded from www.shrimpfestival.com under the Events tab. Call Barbara Book at (904) 583-1770 or Sandy Price at (904) 206-0756 or email 4info@shrimp festival.com. e festival is May 3, 4, and 5. Now hear this! Correcting credit report errors Legal Assistance DFAS garnishment types dier Finance & Accounting e Camden-Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States will host Vice Adm. Albert. J. Herberger USN (Ret.), chairman of the Navy Leagues National Advisory Council and the Merchant Marine and Maritime Aairs Committee, at its meeting and dinner, ursday, March 14, at the Magnolia Confer ence Center on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. A reception begins at 6 p.m. fol lowed by dinner at 7 p.m. Herberger will speak about the Marine Transportation System, which includes waterways, ports and their intermodal connections, vessels, vehicles and systems criti cal to maritime activity including the impact of the Panama Canal ex pansion on U.S. ports, dredging and marking river and harbor channels, marine terminal capacity, modern izing locks and dams, and the need for maritime research and develop ment consistent with keeping the U.S. as the worlds leading maritime and trading nation. e public is invited. Attendees must send advance dinner payment of $25 per person to Cheryl Aston, 103 Hallowes Drive S., St. Marys, GA 31558. e deadline to receive reser vations is Monday, March 11. Make checks payable to Camden Kings Bay Navy League. e names of all attendees should be sent to coordi nate base access. ere will be a silent dessert auc tion and other prizes, with proceeds to benet the Kings Bay Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Anyone interested in donat ing a dessert for the auction should let Cheryl Aston know by e-mail to teacher1@tds.net. More informa tion is at kingsbaynavyleague.org/.Navy League dinner hosts admiral Navy League

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for the three credit report ing agencies: Equifax, 1550 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2468 Experian, 701 Experian Parkway, Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion, 555 West Adams St. Chicago, IL 60661 After receiving your let ter, the agency must initi ate an investigation and notify the entity that pro vided them the information of your dispute with a copy of the information you provided. When notied, the en tity must conduct its own investigation. Once complete, that en tity must provide the cred it reporting agency with a report of the outcome. If your dispute results in a change, the agency must provide you with the results along with a free copy of your credit report. If your dispute is not re solved, you can place a statement of the dispute in your credit le. Taking the time to re view your credit reports can save you from a head ache down the road. If you would like help with this process, you can meet with an attorney at the Region Legal Service Oce Southeast. Visit www.jag.navy.nil/Leagle_ services/rlso/rlso_south east.htm for more infor mation or to nd out the location of the legal assis tance oce closest to you. Credit Oakleaf Club of Naval Hospi tal Jacksonville member Molly Croft has been appointed, by NH Jacksonville Commanding Ocer Capt. Gayle Shaer, as command ombudsman. Since being introduced into the Navy in 1970, the Ombuds man Program has ensured that issues and concerns of Navy families are addressed. It is a command oper ated program intended to improve communication be tween the command and a sail ors family members. e position is considered an ocial Navy volunteer, meaning it must be lled by someone with a desire to serve others. ey also need to be very structured as they are required to disseminate information throughout the chain of command. Ombudsmen are considered the go to people for guidance. NH Jacksonvilles commanding ocer trusts Croft will do a great job linking together com mand families and command leadership. e Navy ombudsman plays a critical role supporting our Navy families something espe cially important for our families with deployed spouses, Shaer said. I have utter condence Ms. Croft will do an outstanding job guiding our families in the right direction through various challenges they may face timeto-time, serving as their advo cate and helping them navigate available resources. Oakleaf Club of Naval Hospi tal Jacksonville President Nichol Lee concurs with Shaer. Lee said Croft brings to the position a great amount of experience and enthusiasm. We are very excited to have Ms. Croft on board as the com mand ombudsman, Lee said. We look forward to collaborat ing with her on future endeav ors to benet the families of our amazing Naval Hospital Jack sonville heroes. Croft found her calling to serve as an ombudsman while her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Coby Croft, was stationed at Naval Station Rota, Spain. In 2004, her husband was de ployed after a tsunami occurred in Indonesia. is left Croft, a mother of three, with many apprehensions and questions about who she could turn to without her spouse being there to help. at feeling of helplessness and anxiety inspired her to aid others by becoming the com mand ombudsman until their relocation to NH Jacksonville in 2012. My husband has deployed four times, and my children have been various ages and stages during each deployment, Croft said. e levels of support that we needed changed from one to another. Croft enjoys helping families on a personal level. And she feels NH Jacksonville is uniquely positioned with its high level of Individual Aug mentee deployments, with up to eight percent of its active duty sta deployed around the globe providing combat, humanitar ian and disaster care. It can be very lonely and iso lating with individual deploy ments, Croft said. Helping a family nd resources and pro viding them with the support they need is very satisfying be cause Ive been that spouse, and Ive walked in those shoes. When Croft became an ombudsman, she took an oath to uphold strict condentiality. I take very seriously the con dence given to me by the fami lies who contact me, she said. Ive been trained through the Fleet and Family Support Center and continue monthly trainings, maintaining updated resources to best serve the families of the command. Contact the command ombudsman at nhjaxombuds man@gmail.com or call (904) 508-7610. Naval Hospital Jacksonville has new Ombudsman THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 5 Wildcat Navy visitors Choices History likely will record Leon E. Panetta rst as the CIA director who got Osama bin Laden. But over his 19 months as defense secretary, the former spy chief also got a crack at solving the prob lems of some 3 million battle-weary people while running two wars and warding o a budget meltdown. In his nal major speech Feb. 6, which he direct ed to the students in a Georgetown University audience, the secretary urged them to action on behalf of the nation. As he prepared to leave government, Panetta told them, hes reminded of what he has told other students: leaders must be prepared to face and man age risk. I still say it when I get a chance, and I say it to you: that we govern in our democracy either through leadership or through cri sis, he said. If leadership is there, and [those elected] are willing to take the risks associated with leader ship, to make the tough decisions that have to be made, then hopefully cri sis can be avoided. But if leadership is not there, if its absent for whatever reason, then make no mis take about it, crisis drives policy in this country. Panetta, who loves a punch line, told the stu dents about a priest and a rabbi who go to a box ing match together to help them better understand each other. e rabbi, see ing one ghter cross him self before the match, asks the priest what the gesture means. Nothing, if hes not willing to ght, the priest says. e secretary has cautioned young audiences U.S. and other countries troops, students and cadets around the world that freedom, democ racy and even the simple security to raise a family in peace dont survive with out sacrice. [It] doesnt mean a thing if you are not willing to ght for the American dream the dream that my parents had, he said at Georgetown. e dream of giving our children a better life. e dream of maintaining a government of, by, and for peo ple. at torch of duty is now passing to a new gen eration, and with it passes the responsibility to never stop ghting for that better future. So in 19 months at DOD, Panetta fought for a strate gy-based approach to defense budgeting, and for government leaders to take responsibility in making it law. He fought to keep the nation focused on its troops and their accomplishments in Iraq, where forces have since completed their mis sion, and in Afghanistan, where they remain. He fought against troop suicide and sexual assault in the ranks, and fought for equal treatment of same-sex cou ples and more military jobs for women. Panetta fought, as his record shows, the way his troops do: eectively and with discipline, often us ing a coalition approach. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, could have been summing up the Panetta defense doctrine when he said re cently that he likes to ght alongside his friends. e secretary took that with partners approach everywhere inside the Pentagon, while working with Congress, and during talks with leaders of the 34 nations he visited, some repeatedly, on 45 stops as leader of the worlds stron gest military. I had everybody in the room, something that, you know, was not exactly that prevalent in the past, the secretary said. Military over here, civilians over here, and not that often did they come together to really work to resolve poli cy. And my approach was, I have to be able to work as a team if we are going to be able to take on this challenge. Same with Congress: even as he chastises that body for its partisan dys function, as he did at G eorge town, the secretary prais es the members for their support to troops. Panettas last appear ance before Congress as secretary was Feb. 7, when he testied on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya. He told members of the Senate Armed Servic es Committee they have his deepest thanks for the support and friendship that Ive had with all of you on both sides of the aisle. Panetta was called to respond to incidents such as the Quran burning of Feb. 21, 2012, in which U.S. troops allegedly burned religious materials at the Parwan detention facil ity near Bagram, Afghani stan, inciting days of vio lent demonstrations. Less than a month lat er, Army Sta Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians in Kan dahar provinces Panjwai district. While the secretary dis played personal grief at such happenings, he also reacted with persever ance. Speaking to report ers about the killings later that month, Panetta gave a characteristic response. War is hell, he said. Were going to run into these kinds of incidents. ats the nature of con ict, but we cant allow those kinds of incidents to undermine our basic strategy. Were on the right track, and we have to stick to it. He said that 21st-century technology makes cyberattacks a primary threat to U.S. national se curity. ere is no question, in my mind, that part and parcel of any attack on this country in the future, by any enemy, is going to include a cyber element, he said. Panetta served as an Army intelligence ocer from 1964 to 1966. Panetta leaves legacy of service, leadership Hagel sworn in as Defense secretaryJust before his Feb. 27 private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, ar rived at the Pentagon and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. omas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of de fense. Hagel said hello to waiting members of the Pentagon press corps as he hurried up the steps of the Pentagons river entrance. From there, Pentagon Press Secre tary George Little and other defense ocials ac companied him into the building. Family members and his immediate oce sta attended the ceremony, during which Hagel was sworn in by Director of Administration and Man agement Michael L. Rhodes. Hagel then hosted the daily senior sta update meeting attended by DOD civilian and military leaders. In a statement released after Hagels Senate con rmation, Little said the new secretary received congratulatory phone calls from his predecessor, Leon E. Panetta, congressional leaders, and Veter ans Aairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

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be insufficient after the sequestration reduction is applied.Major programs affected include Virginiaclass SSN advance pro curement, reactor power units and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV 10); Commence final planning to slow Marine Corps depot mainte nance activities, including reductions in the nonpermanent workforce; Cancel March intro ductory flight screening for future pilots/NFOS; Announce intent to cancel Blue Angels shows scheduled for April 2013 [four shows: MacDill AFB at Tampa, Fla., NAS Corpus Christi Texas, Vidalia Ga., MCAS Beaufort S.C.; Cease new USMC enrollments in voluntary education tuition assis tance; Cancel March Navy Recruiting Media Support and reduce the majority of advertising contracts as much as possible under contractual conditions. ese actions are being taken to preserve support for those forces stationed overseas and currently forward-deployed. Actions the Navy has to date yet to take will con tinue, to include those aecting the deferral of maintenance for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); the deferral of repair work for USS Miami (SSN 755) and USS Porter (DDG 78); the delayed deploy ment of USS Harry S Tru man (CVN 75) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); the civilian hiring freeze; the planning for civilian fur loughs; and the reduction of all training not related to the readiness of de ployed or next-to-deploy forces. Soldier and Marine train ing, Air Force ying hours and Navy steaming days are being curtailed thanks to the $47 billion in cuts DOD must make before Sept. 30, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said March 1. e secretary stressed at the start of his rst press conference as Defense Sec retary that the uncertainty caused by sequestration puts at risk our ability to eectively fulll all of our missions. He was joined by Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Cart er, and both men said that if sequestration is allowed to continue through the end of the scal year, the eects will become much worse. e department will con tinue to adjust to the scal realities, Hagel said. He and Carter had just met with the Joint Chiefs of Sta in the Tank the chiefs se cure conference room to speak about the conse quences of sequestration. Leadership in the Pen tagon [has] two serious concerns: rst, the abrupt and arbitrary cuts imposed by sequester; and second, the lack of budget manage ment exibility that we now face under the current con tinuing resolution, Hagel said. e department has al ready had to cut funding for readiness, he said. As se quester continues, we will be forced to assume more risk, with steps that will pro gressively have far-reaching eects, the secretary said. Starting in April, the Navy will gradually stand down at least four air wings, he said. Eective immediately, Air Force ying hours will be cut back, Hagel said. is will have a major impact on training and readi ness. e Army will curtail training for all units except those deploying to Afghani stan, he said, noting that this means an end to train ing for nearly 80 percent of Army operational units. Later this month, we intend to issue preliminary notications to thousands of civilian employees who will be furloughed, Hagel said. e department has about 800,000 civilian em ployees and the vast major ity of them face losing 20 percent of their pay through the end of September. Sequestration comes on top of $487 billion in cuts defense agreed to under the Budget Control Act. In anticipation of seques ter, in January the depart ment began to slow spending. e aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman did not deploy to the Persian Gulf as scheduled, and the depart ment looked to hiring freez es and layos of temporary and term employees. e service chiefs announced cuts to facilities mainte nance and contract delays. If sequester continues and the continuing resolu tion is extended in its cur rent form, other damaging eects will become appar ent, Hagel said. Our num ber one concern is our peo ple military and civilian the millions of men and women of this department who work very hard every day to ensure Americas se curity. e department needs some scal certainty, the secretary said, and DOD leaders will continue to work with Congress to help resolve this uncertainty. Specically, we need a balanced decit reduction plan that leads to an end to sequestration, he said. And we need Congress to pass appropriations bills for DOD and all federal agen cies. Sequestration will have serious and real eects for people, and to hammer that point home Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent warning letters to the governors of the states that will suer most. e letters alert the gov ernors of sequestrations impact on military bases their states, and both the direct and indirect impacts of sequestration. e 10 states most aected are: California, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Al abama, and Washington. Sequestration means the department must cut $47 billion from its s cal year 2013 budget by the end of September. All states will be aected, but these 10 states will bear the largest brunt. For example, roughly 26,000 Defense Depart ment civilian employees work or reside in Pennsyl vania, and they will take home $155 million less over the rest of scal 2013. In Virginia, maintenance on 11 Navy ships at Norfolk Naval Base is can celled, with a associated loss of civilian contractor jobs. In California, seques tration will aect Beale, Edwards, Vandenberg and Travis air force bases. In Maryland, the cuts will impact the Armys Ab erdeen Proving Ground, Andrews Air Force Base and Patuxent Naval Air Station. In Texas, operations at bases around the state will be aected and operations at Red River Army Depot could lose $1.4 billion. While these reductions are unfortunate and will be damaging, the depart ment is doing everything within our power to mini mize adverse eects on our national security mis sion, Carter wrote to all the governors. He vowed the depart ment will work with the states to help manage the eects of the reductions. Should Congress take subsequent actions that change the level or the nature of these reduc tions, we are committed to working closely with you to manage changes quick ly, Carter wrote. Five things you need to knowBy Jason KelleyBe Ready, Sailing DirectionsThe budget mechanism known as sequester, which takes effect at midnight, March 1, trims roughly half a trillion dollars from defense spending over the next 10 years.Here are ve things that you need to know. What happens today? Will I notice sequestration has occurred? We recognize that the threat of sequestration brought signicant uncertainty into the lives of our Sailors, civilians and families. That said we need to acknowl edge that the sky is not falling and that we have a mission to accomplish. There may be some cuts you notice right away or it may be months before you notice the full effect of sequestration. We are trying to preserve exibility and will not make nal decisions about cuts until the last possible moment. We will continue to support our forward deployed forces and do our best to preserve the readiness of those next to deploy. What will be the impact? Not pulling any punches here, impacts will be long lasting. We just took an $11 billion hit across many of our budget accounts the exception being Sailor pay. If we dont get a spending bill and seques tration is unchecked, impacts will affect our long-term readi ness. We wont be able to respond to crises as the nation has come to depend on and expect from us. As the CNO has said.we wont be where it matters, when it matters. What should I tell my family? Like many Americans, we know that you are experiencing increased anxiety as a result of this scal uncertainty. Military leaders are deeply concerned about the impacts of sequestration on you and your families. You can tell your family that leadership cares, understands how this might impact them and that they are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on our people especially on family support programs. Also tell them, that we will continue to keep you informed as we get more information. Whats next? We must continue to make cuts and reductions to ensure that we live within our scal means. We are now in execution mode. When able we will do what we can to make these actions reversible. There will be an impact especially among our civilian workforce and families. Civilian furloughs will mean lost wages and pro ductivity. It will also mean reduced services on our bases for Sailors and their families. Does this end the scal uncertainty? No. Unless and until Congress passes an appropriations bill and either xes sequestration or gives us the ability to transfer funds within our budget accounts, we will be forced to continue cuts and reductions in order to preserve our ability to operate forward. To help alleviate some of the uncertainty and anxi ety, we will do our best to keep you informed with the latest information. Hagel details sequestration Georgia, Florida with most aectedPlans 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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rest of the scal year. Our number one concern is our people, military and civilian, the millions of men and women of this department who work very hard every day to en sure Americas security, the secretary said. I know that these budget cuts will cause pain, particularly among our civilian work force and their families. Im also concerned, as we all are, about the impact on readiness that these cuts will have across our force. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter joined Ha gel for the conference and shared his views about de fense civilian workers. As you know, our ci vilian workforce is about 800,000 strong, Carter said. ose people, too, are dedicated to the defense mission. Nearly 90 percent of DOD civilians live outside of Washington, he noted, and nearly half of them are veterans. time to spread and become a bigger issue. With weather, west erly winds, and other key factors in place, burning proceeded from ursday Feb. 28, through Satur day, March 2, over an estimated 750 acres onboard Kings Bay. Not only does a pre scribed burn help with fuel reduction, but it helps improve wildre habitats, controls competing vege tation from overtaking the ground, improves short term forage for grazing, helps control the spread of tree disease and helps conserve re dependent species. By removing some of the rougher late succes sion vegetation we are making room for the ear lier succession vegeta tion to grow, such as the grasses and forbs which are the more nutritious type plants that the deer, turkey, quail, songbirds, etcetera will feed on, said Paul Schoenfeld, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Natural Resources manager. It improves the timber stand, because all the vegetation that is burnt recycles nutrients into the ground which benets the trees and improves their growth rate.Fire Civilians hes going to recognize his crew, hes going to recognize the command struc ture he organized, hes go ing to recognize his family, hes maybe even going to recognize the squadron and the group; and hes going to give credit to all of them for the amazing body of work the Rhode Island performed. But hes not going to recognize nor take credit of any of it for himself. And thats the kind of guy Doug is. When Adams did take the podium, he recognized everyone the Commodore had said he would, in ad dition to recognizing the accomplishments of the Rhode Island Blue Chiefs Mess. My Chiefs Quarters was twice recognized as the best on the waterfront, and I truly think thats the heart of the matter. Of all the other awards we as a crew earned, I think that is the most deserving and the most important. is group of Chiefs actually ran the ship. It was the rst time that I witnessed the saying that, Chiefs run the ship. Ocers ght the ship. Change corded messages to assist you in reaching your re quested party. is will not aect callers in the area. All 911 calls that were answered by Kings Bay Dispatch center will now be answered by RDC Jacksonville, Ford said. If you dial 911 from any government phone line on base or in base housing, the call goes straight to the RDC. Any cell phone goes to the local county 911, and then it will be patched to the RDC. If you dial (912) 573-4444 on a cell phone, it will go to the RDC.911 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 7

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Let me talk for a minute about one of my favorite women in history, Molly Pitcher. First, she wasnt a real person, but rather a compilation of two or three real women who took part in the Battle of Monmouth. They were camp followers during the Revolutionary War, cooking and washing clothes in camp, and then following the army when it marched. The Battle of Monmouth is somewhat forgotten today, but at the time it was a crucial part of our bid for independence. At its most critical moment, these women joined the fight and worked Continental Army artillery pieces, helping turn the tide of battle and defeat the British.RP2 Franklin Dippy Kings Bay Chapel Clermont, Fla. Elizabeth Elliott. She and three other women ministered to Ecuadorian tribes who had killed their missionary husbands. Angela Wannal Family member Bari, Italy The Virgin Mary. She means the world to me and without her I am nothing. Cmdr. Ron Withrow USS Alabama Blue Gales Ferry, Conn. Hillary Clinton. Shes very intelligent, she sticks to her guns and shes done well representing the U.S. as Secretary of State . Pfc. Jonathan Wehner Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Gaylord, Mich. Harriet Tubman. I like what she did, risking her life and freedom for others. ET1 Kevin Spencer Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Hampton, Va. Joan of Arc. She led people in battle, for God and for country. Shawnie Anderson Family member Brooklyn, N.Y. Michelle Obama. She has the courage to express herself like some past first ladies havent been able to do. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho China new cyber threat A cyber expert ad dressed the Naval Academy Feb. 19 to address how computers are playing a major role in nearly every aspect of our lives. On the battleeld they control targeting systems, relay critical intelligence information and manage logistics. At home, they control infrastructure, nancial systems and critical ele ments of the economy. According to cyber ex pert Richard Clark, who spoke at the Naval Acad emy Feb. 19, theyre all susceptible to attack with disastrous results to U.S. national security. Clarke warned against the U.S. falling behind in creating the policies re quired to defend against cyber attacks due to fear of government regulation. Although the U.S. pioneered the technology behind cyber warfare, out dated policies and strat egies make the country vulnerable to losing a cy ber war to a hostile nation such as China or Russia, said Clarke. We are losing the eco nomic competition be cause American compa nies cannot successfully protect their networks against the Chinese Peo ples Liberation Army, said Clarke. e big com panies that really should know this stu the ones that are spending millions of dollars defending their networks such as Google, Sony, City Bank, Bank of America they all have been successfully penetrated. Clark cited reports that the Chinese Peoples Liberation Armys Unit 61398 has been engaged in a massive attack on the U.S. for the last three years. Also known as Advanced Persistence reat THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 9

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Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pres sure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., March 21. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Anger management seminar March 27Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, March 27. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop tem per tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to fig ure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, March 11, 18 and 25. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a cer tificate. A minimum of six par ticipants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Job search workshop scheduled for March 11A job search workshop will be 1 to 3 p.m., March 11. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recom mends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil ser vice personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center through out the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, March 12, 19 and 26. This work shop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 5734512.Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant Families can receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information will be provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and various other benefits and services available to expectant parents, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 14. Registration is required. Call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting March 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., March 25. For more information, contact at 573-4513.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the fed eral employment process, sala ries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9 to 11 a.m., March 20. Registration required by calling 573-4513.SAVI/SAPR advocate initial training classes setThe command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact is responsible for coordinating mandated, annual awareness training, maintaining and providing current informa tion on and referral to base and community programs for victims and ensuring the mandated col lection and maintenance of sex ual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B. Individuals attending the training are appointed by their command and will repre sent the command in all sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 to 21. Registration is required by call ing 573-4512.Smooth Move Workshop CONUS/OCONUS soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encour aged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to lim ited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be for CONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., March 19 and for OCONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., March 26. For more information, call 5734513. Spouse 101 helps new Navy wives adjustSpouse 101 provides infor mation to new Navy spouses to support, enhance and ease their transition into the military lifestyle. This interactive work shop addresses the military culture and terminology, and gives tools to access installation and local community resourc es. The workshop is 9 a.m. to noon, March 28. Registration is required. Call 573-4513.Family Readiness Group training scheduledThis course is designed in a systematic user-friendly format and is focused on ensuring that you have the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide a solid foundation to newly forming or re-energiz ing existing Family Readiness Groups. This training is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 11 and 12. For more information and to regis ter call 573-4513.Sponsorship Training teaches skillsThe Fleet and Family Support Center is offering Sponsorship Training to all Command Representatives. This training will cover topics to include let ter writing, transportation, tem porary lodging, orientation to installation and explanation of command mission. The work shop is scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 13. Registration is recommended, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information call 5734513.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.Couples Money Management upcomingThis workshop provides couples money management skills, understanding budget conflicts and creating a foundation for productive financial communication. It requires both spous es to attend. This training will be held 2 to 4 p.m. March 13 Registration is required, 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. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Group 1, they have been hacking into nearly every corporation, research lab, university and government agency in the U.S. Other units have been do ing the same thing in Europe and Asia. ey took the equivalent of four Libraries of Congress last year and made copies of that infor mation, Clarke said. We are now engaged in a global economic war, a competition that creates jobs if we win and unemployment and debt if we lose. Clarke also emphasized the importance of cy ber security for the military. Everything that we do as a nation, in our civil ian economy and everything we do as a military is dependent upon cyber systems. If they dont work, nothing works, said Clarke Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller under -China 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Intramural Spring Softball League registration is open for mens, womens and coed league softball leagues. A captains meeting is at 5 p.m., March 13, inside the Fitness Complex. Play begins March 18. For more information call (912) 5738908. The 23rd Annual Southeast Military Travel Fair and Expo Its from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 15 inside Bldg. 1039, featuring omplimentary food samples by US Foods, more than 50 displays and vendors, give-a-ways and lots of door prizes including a Kindle Fire HD, iPAD2 with 16G Wifi only and a grand prize of a 40-inch HD/LED TV. Winners need not be present to win. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Movie Under e Stars Its back at dusk, about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 16 with Wreck It Ralph, shown at the Youth Center ballfields with free admission. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and your own snacks as none will be sold at this event. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Intramural Sports Average Joes Bowling League Registrations now for this 6 p.m., Tuesday night league, with twoperson teams. League fees cover shoes, and lanes for entire sea son. e league starts Tuesday, March 12. Fees $50. eres a captains meeting at 5 p.m., March 5 inside KB Finnegans Irish Pub. For more information call (912) 573-8908. 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, priz es and two glow balls. Call (912) 573-8475 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. 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 member per month, $40 for 2 family mem bers per month, $60 for 3 family members per month, and $80 for 4 family members per month. DOD civilians, their family members and contractors 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 com plex at (912) 573-3990. Free Bowling Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retirees can enjoy free bowling. Shoe rental is $2. Need more information? Call (912) 573-9492. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes gaming room has skee ball, basketball and more games. Save your tickets for prizes. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Spring Break Camp runs April 1 to 5 for ages kinder garten to 12 years old. Register at the Youth Center starting March 11 for current school age care patrons, sin gle/dual military, wounded/ fallen warriors and indi vidual 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 includ ing holidays. Cost is based on total family income. Most recent leave and earn ings statement or pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth cer ticate must be available for conrmation 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 Monsters, Inc. March 9 and 10, Journey to the Center of the Earth March 16 and 17, Rise of the Guardians March 23 and 24, and Tangled March 30 and 31. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and bever ages are available for pur chase. 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 Soball captains meeting set MWR Sports THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 11

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stands the changing 21st Cen tury battleeld and has already put USNA at the forefront of a cutting-edge cyber curriculum. e Naval Academy emphasizes cyber studies to best prepare the next generation of leaders to serve in this rapidly develop ing environment. To win on the cyber battleeld, Midshipmen must understand how complex and intricate computer systems t together, the strengths and vulnerabilities of networks, and how best to leverage new tech nology. e militarys increased em phasis on operating eectively in a cyber/information warfare environment has prompted the Naval Academy to undertake several eorts to provide Midshipmen with cyber warfare skills and knowledge. e Naval Academys new Center for Cyber Security Stud ies serves to enhance awareness and the educational opportuni ties available to Midshipmen, faculty and sta in the areas of cyber security and cyber war fare. Various cyber security topics have been added to rst-year student professional training, and a Fundamentals of Cyber Security course is now taken by all freshmen. A follow-on, more advanced course for all juniors will be of fered to the Brigade in 2013. Two new advanced cyber se curity elective courses, Cryptography and Network Security and Computer Forensics, have been added to the computer science curriculum and Midshipmen in ternships have been established with National Security Agency and National Defense Univer sity. In addition, the Naval Acad emy recently unveiled a design for a 250,000 square foot cyber center, to include facilities for a cyber-operations major for fu ture classes. Richard A. Clarke is an inter nationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consul tant for ABC News and teaches.China National Reading Week 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Pirates Cove menus Marine Barracks Wash ington, D.C., recently re ceived the future Marine Corps mascot, Chesty. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the next Marine Corps mascot af ter the completion of an obedience training school with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. Chesty had the honor of meeting Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, shortly after his arrival at the Bar racks. After obedience school and recruit training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine, joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. Chestys responsibilities will include march ing in the Friday Evening Parades and supporting various events around the National Capitol Region. e puppy is in the cur rent care of Sta Sgt. Jason Mosser, a member of the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and his wife Chris tine, who serves as an as sistant family readiness ocer for the Barracks. e future mascot comes from ve genera tions of championship bulldogs bred by motherdaughter team, Sara Go mez and Abigail Callahan from Stephens City, Va. New mascot Chesty starts Corps training THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 13

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Secretarys response to sequestration details cutbacksSecretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy will go ahead with reductions in spending in order to meet the scal constraints imposed by sequestration. Mabus issued the following statement: Last night, because no budget deal had been reached, the budget control act required setting in motion the automatic, government-wide cuts known as sequestration. Given that reality and the associated impact of budgetary uncertainty imposed by an indenite continuing resolution, the department of the navy intends to commence some reductions immediately. e Navy plans to: Shut down Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW-2) in April. This will initiate the preparations to gradually stand-down flying in at least three additional air wings with two more air wings being reduced to minimum safe flying levels by the end of the year; Defer USNS comfort humanitarian deployment to Central and South America, Continuing Promise 2013, including supporting ships, Seabees and medical units; Cancel or defer the deployments of up to six ships to various AORS throughout the month of April; Lay up four Combat Logistics Force units in PACOM starting in April; Return USS Shoup (DDG 86) to homeport early and not proceed as USS Nimitz (CVN 68) escort to CENTCOM; Return USS Thach (FFG 43) to homeport early from deployment to SOUTHCOM. We will also immediately: Begin negotiating contract modifications to de-obligate efforts for any investment programs for which the remaining unobligated balance will Up Periscope Historic women for Womens History Month Page 9 Play ball! MWR softball captains meet March 13 Page 11 Reading Kings Bay goes all out for National Reading Week Page 12Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com A little burn to prevent a big one Particular pain for civiliansDefense Department civilian employees will particularly feel the pain sequester will bring to the entire defense workforce, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said March 1. In his rst Pentagon press brieng, Hagel outlined the steps the Pentagon and the services will take as the budget mechanism known as sequester, which takes eect at midnight, trims roughly half a trillion dollars from defense spending over the next 10 years. Along with cost-cutting actions by the services to curtail training and maintenance, the department has already announced it will furlough civilian employees beginning in late April, cutting their work hours and pay by 20 percent for the Mabus outlines curtailing of future Navy plans Undergrowth on 750 acres of pine forest reduced by re authorities for safetyA bolt of lightning strikes an unattended pine forest in Southeast Georgia. An ensuing shower of sparks covers dense undergrowth, igniting a re. e forest burns, denying natural habitat its home, while spreading smoke and ash over towns. Homes, and even lives, are threatened. To prevent just such a thing from happening onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, the US Forest Service and the Georgia Forestry Service perform a hazardous fuel reduction in the forest or wooded area, called a prescribed re. A prescribed re is used to reduce hazardous undergrowth buildups, thus providing increased protection to people, their homes and the forest by burning grasses, shrubs, small trees and downed timber. With the reduction of fuels on the ground, reghters have a better chance to put out a re. It helps the reghter combat a re by giving the re less fuel to burn, Fire Management Ocer for Osceola National Forest Peter Myer said. ey are able to get to the re faster and put it out before it has It helps ... by giving the fire less fuel to burn. Peter Myers Fire management officerNew skipper takes helm Cmdr. Louis Springer relieves Cmdr. Douglas Adams on USS Rhode Island Blue crewe Blue crew from the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Rhode Island (SSBN 740) hosted a change of command ceremony March 1 at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapel. Cmdr. Louis A. Springer relieved Cmdr. Douglas J. Adams in the time-honored Naval tradition. Adams, a native of Valparaiso, Ind., and a 1992 electrical engineering graduate from Auburn University, completed four strategic deterrent patrols while in command of Rhode Island. His crew also was awarded the Battle E, Omaha Trophy, a Meritorious Unit Commendation and two deckplate leadership awards, among various other recognitions. Capt. Christopher Harkins, Submarine Squadron 20 Commodore, was the guest speaker at the ceremony. After digging for some sea stories about [Adams], I found every one of his shipmates, present and past, described him to be as unappable and as steady as they come, Harkins said. When he gets up here and begins to talk, Dispatch Center moving to Region911 calls to be routed through Naval Air Station Jacksonville Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays dispatch center will be turned over to the Regional Dispatch Center in Jacksonville Feb. 26, to help standardize security and re dispatch policy and procedures and consolidate dispatch manpower. is is being done to standardize security and re dispatch policy and procedures throughout 13 Navy Installations within Navy Region Southeast, NSB Kings Bay Emergency Management Director Dave Ford said. Well consolidate all dispatcher manpower at the RDC located at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, as well as maintain technical standards required for phone (911), radio (Enterprise Land Mobile Radio) and alarm connectivity, Ford said. From the housing area and an on-base extension, emergency numbers to report incidents remain 911 and from a cell phone, (912) 573-4444. e numbers (912) 573-2145 and (912) 573-2146 which were administration lines to dispatch, will be equipped with pre-re

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 Are you thinking about borrowing money to buy a home or car? Do you need a line of credit to make home repairs? Have you applied for a new credit card? If your answer to any of these ques tions is yes, it is important to make sure information on your credit re port is accurate and up to date. Even if you are not planning on bor rowing money, your credit report has special importance if you are an active duty military member, DoD civilian employee or contractor who requires any level of security clearance. If you fall into any of these categories you must undergo a security clearance background investigation which is subject to periodic review. e investigation will identify any adverse information contained in your credit report such as judgments; property repossession; or delinquencies on debts (90 days delinquent or more on current debts and/or 180 days delinquent or more on debts in the previous 7 years). You should review your credit report before you submit any credit applications and well before your security clearance is up for renewal. Reviewing your credit report in advance will provide an opportunity to correct information. Since September 2012, the federal government, through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been actively monitoring and conducting on-site investigations to assure that the credit reporting agencies are complying with the law. Previously, there was not much federal oversight. Now may be the best time to correct any inaccurate information on your credit report. How do you go about correcting errors on your report? You need not hire a credit repair company. e rst step is to obtain a credit report from each of the three major nationwide credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. Each maintain your personal information and individual credit history. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, you are entitled to receive a free report from each credit reporting agency once a year. Since creditors are not required to submit information to all three of the agencies, your credit report from one agency will likely contain dierent information from the others. Initially, you should request a report from all three. Afterwards, you can stagger your request once every four months to take full advantage of the free report allowance, for example, you can request a report from Equifax in January, Experian in May, Trans Union in September and Equifax again the following January and so on. To obtain your free report, request it online through www.annualcreditreport.com, a central Web site maintained by the three agencies, call (877) 322-8228 or request it by mail by lling out the Annual Credit Report Request form and mailing it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. Once you receive your reports, closely inspect your personal information and each entry. Although you can make corrections or submit a dispute online, it is recommended that you submit a dispute in a written letter to the credit reporting agency clearly explaining the dispute and requesting the inaccurate information be removed, corrected or updated. It is in your best interest to also include supporting documentation. e following are the addresses Defense Finance and Accounting Service Garnishment Operations, in Cleveland, processes all court ordered garnishments for military members, military retirees and Department of Defense civilian employees. Types of garnishment include: child support, alimony, commercial debts, Chapter 13 and 7 bankruptcy orders and division of military retired pay under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act. Child support and alimony e Consumer and Credit Protection Act limits the amount that can be garnished for child support or alimony to a percentage of an individuals disposable pay. Disposable pay are wages, salary, bonuses and incentive pay less authorized deductions, such as income tax withholding or debts owed to the government. e maximum percentage that can be deducted from pay is as follows: 50 percent when the obligor provides more than half the support of dependents, other than those for whom the support is to be deducted, and has not accrued an arrearage (back pay). 55 percent when the obligor provides more than half the support of dependents, other than those for whom the support is to be deducted, and has accrued an arrearage. 60 percent when the obligor does not support other dependents and has not accrued an arrearage. 65 percent when the obligor does not support other dependents and has accrued an arrearage. If the ordered amount of child support or alimony is lower than the maximum percentage allowable, then the full amount will be deducted. Commercial debt Active duty members are typically not subject to garnishment for commercial debt; however, they can be forced to set up involuntary allotments. e percentage cap cannot total more than 25 percent of pay. If there is no pay available to comply with the court order due to garnishments for child support or alimony, DFAS will return the garnishment order without action, and the creditor will have to re-apply when there is sucient pay available. Involuntary withholding for the collection of a commercial debt from civil service employees is limited to a maximum of 25 percent of pay. If the governing state caps the percentage at a lower rate, then that rate prevails. Orders for child support, alimony and related arrearages have priority over any commercial garnishment. Retired military or civil service members pay is exempt from garnishment for commercial debts; however, pay due pursuant to the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, child support, spousal support, or a property division can be garnished. Taxes If DFAS is served with a levy by the Internal Revenue Service, DFAS must honor the tax levy irrespective of whether the obligor is Active Duty or retired. In the case of garnishments, the collection action is mandatory and any rebuttal concerning the levy must be addressed with the IRS. Levies are continuous, and collection will run until the entire amount is either collected or the IRS informs DFAS that they are released from collecting the levy amount. Bankruptcy DFAS can withhold up to 100 percent of the obligors pay. If DFAS withholds 50 percent for child support, DFAS will withhold the remaining 50 percent of pay for the bankruptcy order. e automatic stay provisions of the bankruptcy law require that all commercial garnishments, involuntary allotments and debt collections stop once a person les for bankruptcy; however, child support, alimony, and their arrearages do not terminate. Garnishments are very complicated. For more information, visit DFAS Web site at www.dfas.mil/ garnishment or contact your nearest legal assistance oce. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. NSB power outage March 15ere will be a scheduled power outage that will aect many areas of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay at about 8:30 a.m., March 15. Areas that lose electricity should be back to normal operations within 15 minutes. e power outage is necessary for the Public Works Department to test emergency back-up generators.Woodbine Duathlon to be April 6e Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Camden Cycling Clubs rst annual Woodbine Duathlon is a 3.4k run/20k bike ride/5k run, for high-school ages and younger at 8 a.m., April 6, at the Woodbine ball elds at Georgia Route 110 and Lang Avenue, Woodbine. Registration is $40 before March 22 and $45 after. To register, visit active.com prior to April 1.Balfour Beatty offers scholarshipsBalfour Beatty Communities Foundation is oering scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year to high school and undergraduate students of military members residing in family housing. Scholarships are valued up to $2,500 with the possibility of being larger for exceptional submissions. e application deadline is April 15. e application details and requirements can be found at www.bbcommunitiesfoundation.org. 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. Golf fund-raiser to be March 9e second annual Camden House Golf Tournament, to raise funds for Camden House, which helps victims of domestic violence, starts at 9 a.m., Friday, March 9 at Osprey Cove Golf Club. Cost is $80 per person or $320 per four some. For more information or to register, visit www.camdenhousega.org or e-mail Paul Attner at ptatsn@aol.com.Fort Clinch event March 16, 17Fort Clinch State Park in Fernandina Beach, Fla., will have a Confederate Garrison 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, March 16 and 17. Parking is $6 per vehicle, en trance fee is $2. For more information, call (904) 277-7274 or visit www.oridastateparks. org.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.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.Miss Shrimp Fest rehearsalsContestant rehearsals for the Miss Shrimp Festival 2013 Scholarship Pageant will be week ly, beginning with the organizational meeting and rehearsal at 3 p.m., Sunday, March 10 at the Bean School of Dance, 25 North 3rd St., Fernan dina Beach. e application may be downloaded from www.shrimpfestival.com under the Events tab. Call Barbara Book at (904) 583-1770 or Sandy Price at (904) 206-0756 or email 4info@shrimp festival.com. e festival is May 3, 4, and 5. Now hear this! Correcting credit report errors Legal Assistance DFAS garnishment types dier Finance & Accounting e Camden-Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States will host Vice Adm. Albert. J. Herberger USN (Ret.), chairman of the Navy Leagues National Advisory Council and the Merchant Marine and Maritime Aairs Committee, at its meeting and dinner, ursday, March 14, at the Magnolia Conference Center on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Herberger will speak about the Marine Transportation System, which includes waterways, ports and their intermodal connections, vessels, vehicles and systems critical to maritime activity including the impact of the Panama Canal expansion on U.S. ports, dredging and marking river and harbor channels, marine terminal capacity, modernizing locks and dams, and the need for maritime research and development consistent with keeping the U.S. as the worlds leading maritime and trading nation. e public is invited. Attendees must send advance dinner payment of $25 per person to Cheryl Aston, 103 Hallowes Drive S., St. Marys, GA 31558. e deadline to receive reservations is Monday, March 11. Make checks payable to Camden Kings Bay Navy League. e names of all attendees should be sent to coordinate base access. ere will be a silent dessert auction and other prizes, with proceeds to benet the Kings Bay Division of the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps. Anyone interested in donating a dessert for the auction should let Cheryl Aston know by e-mail to teacher1@tds.net. More information is at kingsbaynavyleague.org/.Navy League dinner hosts admiral Navy League

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for the three credit reporting agencies: Equifax, 1550 Peachtree Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2468 Experian, 701 Experian Parkway, Allen, TX 75013 TransUnion, 555 West Adams St. Chicago, IL 60661 After receiving your letter, the agency must initiate an investigation and notify the entity that provided them the information of your dispute with a copy of the information you provided. When notied, the entity must conduct its own investigation. Once complete, that entity must provide the credit reporting agency with a report of the outcome. If your dispute results in a change, the agency must provide you with the results along with a free copy of your credit report. If your dispute is not resolved, you can place a statement of the dispute in your credit le. Taking the time to review your credit reports can save you from a headache down the road. If you would like help with this process, you can meet with an attorney at the Region Legal Service Oce Southeast. Visit www.jag.navy.nil/Leagle_ services/rlso/rlso_south east.htm for more information or to nd out the location of the legal assistance oce closest to you. Credit Oakleaf Club of Naval Hospital Jacksonville member Molly Croft has been appointed, by NH Jacksonville Commanding Ocer Capt. Gayle Shaer, as command ombudsman. Since being introduced into the Navy in 1970, the Ombudsman Program has ensured that issues and concerns of Navy families are addressed. It is a command operated program intended to improve communication between the command and a sailors family members. e position is considered an ocial Navy volunteer, meaning it must be lled by someone with a desire to serve others. ey also need to be very structured as they are required to disseminate information throughout the chain of command. Ombudsmen are considered the go to people for guidance. NH Jacksonvilles commanding ocer trusts Croft will do a great job linking together command families and command leadership. e Navy ombudsman plays a critical role supporting our Navy families something especially important for our families with deployed spouses, Shaer said. I have utter condence Ms. Croft will do an outstanding job guiding our families in the right direction through various challenges they may face timeto-time, serving as their advocate and helping them navigate available resources. Oakleaf Club of Naval Hospital Jacksonville President Nichol Lee concurs with Shaer. Lee said Croft brings to the position a great amount of experience and enthusiasm. We are very excited to have Ms. Croft on board as the command ombudsman, Lee said. We look forward to collaborating with her on future endeavors to benet the families of our amazing Naval Hospital Jacksonville heroes. Croft found her calling to serve as an ombudsman while her husband, Lt. Cmdr. Coby Croft, was stationed at Naval Station Rota, Spain. In 2004, her husband was deployed after a tsunami occurred in Indonesia. is left Croft, a mother of three, with many apprehensions and questions about who she could turn to without her spouse being there to help. at feeling of helplessness and anxiety inspired her to aid others by becoming the command ombudsman until their relocation to NH Jacksonville in 2012. My husband has deployed four times, and my children have been various ages and stages during each deployment, Croft said. e levels of support that we needed changed from one to another. Croft enjoys helping families on a personal level. And she feels NH Jacksonville is uniquely positioned with its high level of Individual Augmentee deployments, with up to eight percent of its active duty sta deployed around the globe providing combat, humanitarian and disaster care. It can be very lonely and isolating with individual deployments, Croft said. Helping a family nd resources and providing them with the support they need is very satisfying because Ive been that spouse, and Ive walked in those shoes. When Croft became an ombudsman, she took an oath to uphold strict condentiality. I take very seriously the condence given to me by the families who contact me, she said. Ive been trained through the Fleet and Family Support Center and continue monthly trainings, maintaining updated resources to best serve the families of the command. Contact the command ombudsman at nhjaxombudsman@gmail.com or call (904) 508-7610. Naval Hospital Jacksonville has new Ombudsman THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 3

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 5 Wildcat Navy visitors Choices History likely will record Leon E. Panetta rst as the CIA director who got Osama bin Laden. But over his 19 months as defense secretary, the former spy chief also got a crack at solving the problems of some 3 million battle-weary people while running two wars and warding o a budget meltdown. In his nal major speech Feb. 6, which he directed to the students in a Georgetown University audience, the secretary urged them to action on behalf of the nation. As he prepared to leave government, Panetta told them, hes reminded of what he has told other students: leaders must be prepared to face and manage risk. I still say it when I get a chance, and I say it to you: that we govern in our democracy either through leadership or through crisis, he said. If leadership is there, and [those elected] are willing to take the risks associated with leadership, to make the tough decisions that have to be made, then hopefully crisis can be avoided. But if leadership is not there, if its absent for whatever reason, then make no mistake about it, crisis drives policy in this country. Panetta, who loves a punch line, told the students about a priest and a rabbi who go to a boxing match together to help them better understand each other. e rabbi, seeing one ghter cross himself before the match, asks the priest what the gesture means. Nothing, if hes not willing to ght, the priest says. e secretary has cautioned young audiences U.S. and other countries troops, students and cadets around the world that freedom, democracy and even the simple security to raise a family in peace dont survive without sacrice. [It] doesnt mean a thing if you are not willing to ght for the American dream the dream that my parents had, he said at Georgetown. e dream of giving our children a better life. e dream of maintaining a government of, by, and for people. at torch of duty is now passing to a new generation, and with it passes the responsibility to never stop ghting for that better future. So in 19 months at DOD, Panetta fought for a strate gy-based approach to defense budgeting, and for government leaders to take responsibility in making it law. He fought to keep the nation focused on its troops and their accomplishments in Iraq, where forces have since completed their mis sion, and in Afghanistan, where they remain. He fought against troop suicide and sexual assault in the ranks, and fought for equal treatment of same-sex cou ples and more military jobs for women. Panetta fought, as his record shows, the way his troops do: eectively and with discipline, often using a coalition approach. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, could have been summing up the Panetta defense doctrine when he said recently that he likes to ght alongside his friends. e secretary took that with partners approach everywhere inside the Pentagon, while working with Congress, and during talks with leaders of the 34 nations he visited, some repeatedly, on 45 stops as leader of the worlds strongest military. I had everybody in the room, something that, you know, was not exactly that prevalent in the past, the secretary said. Military over here, civilians over here, and not that often did they come together to really work to resolve policy. And my approach was, I have to be able to work as a team if we are going to be able to take on this challenge. Same with Congress: even as he chastises that body for its partisan dysfunction, as he did at G eorgetown, the secretary praises the members for their support to troops. Panettas last appearance before Congress as secretary was Feb. 7, when he testied on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks in Benghazi, Libya. He told members of the Senate Armed Services Committee they have his deepest thanks for the support and friendship that Ive had with all of you on both sides of the aisle. Panetta was called to respond to incidents such as the Quran burning of Feb. 21, 2012, in which U.S. troops allegedly burned religious materials at the Parwan detention facility near Bagram, Afghanistan, inciting days of violent demonstrations. Less than a month later, Army Sta Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan civilians in Kandahar provinces Panjwai district. While the secretary displayed personal grief at such happenings, he also reacted with perseverance. Speaking to reporters about the killings later that month, Panetta gave a characteristic response. War is hell, he said. Were going to run into these kinds of incidents. ats the nature of conict, but we cant allow those kinds of incidents to undermine our basic strategy. Were on the right track, and we have to stick to it. He said that 21st-century technology makes cyberattacks a primary threat to U.S. national security. ere is no question, in my mind, that part and parcel of any attack on this country in the future, by any enemy, is going to include a cyber element, he said. Panetta served as an Army intelligence ocer from 1964 to 1966. Panetta leaves legacy of service, leadership Hagel sworn in as Defense secretaryJust before his Feb. 27 private swearing-in ceremony as the 24th secretary of defense, Chuck Hagel and his wife, Lilibet, arrived at the Pentagon and were greeted by Marine Corps Lt. Gen. omas D. Waldhauser, military assistant to the secretary of defense. Hagel said hello to waiting members of the Pentagon press corps as he hurried up the steps of the Pentagons river entrance. From there, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little and other defense ocials accompanied him into the building. Family members and his immediate oce sta attended the ceremony, during which Hagel was sworn in by Director of Administration and Management Michael L. Rhodes. Hagel then hosted the daily senior sta update meeting attended by DOD civilian and military leaders. In a statement released after Hagels Senate conrmation, Little said the new secretary received congratulatory phone calls from his predecessor, Leon E. Panetta, congressional leaders, and Veterans Aairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki.

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be insufficient after the sequestration reduction is applied.Major programs affected include Virginiaclass SSN advance procurement, reactor power units and Joint High Speed Vessel (JHSV 10); Commence final planning to slow Marine Corps depot maintenance activities, including reductions in the nonpermanent workforce; Cancel March introductory flight screening for future pilots/NFOS; Announce intent to cancel Blue Angels shows scheduled for April 2013 [four shows: MacDill AFB at Tampa, Fla., NAS Corpus Christi Texas, Vidalia Ga., MCAS Beaufort S.C.; Cease new USMC enrollments in voluntary education tuition assistance; Cancel March Navy Recruiting Media Support and reduce the majority of advertising contracts as much as possible under contractual conditions. ese actions are being taken to preserve support for those forces stationed overseas and currently forward-deployed. Actions the Navy has to date yet to take will continue, to include those aecting the deferral of maintenance for USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72); the deferral of repair work for USS Miami (SSN 755) and USS Porter (DDG 78); the delayed deployment of USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) and USS Gettysburg (CG 64); the civilian hiring freeze; the planning for civilian furloughs; and the reduction of all training not related to the readiness of deployed or next-to-deploy forces. Soldier and Marine training, Air Force ying hours and Navy steaming days are being curtailed thanks to the $47 billion in cuts DOD must make before Sept. 30, 2013, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said March 1. e secretary stressed at the start of his rst press conference as Defense Secretary that the uncertainty caused by sequestration puts at risk our ability to eectively fulll all of our missions. He was joined by Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter, and both men said that if sequestration is allowed to continue through the end of the scal year, the eects will become much worse. e department will continue to adjust to the scal realities, Hagel said. He and Carter had just met with the Joint Chiefs of Sta in the Tank the chiefs secure conference room to speak about the consequences of sequestration. Leadership in the Pentagon [has] two serious concerns: rst, the abrupt and arbitrary cuts imposed by sequester; and second, the lack of budget management exibility that we now face under the current continuing resolution, Hagel said. e department has already had to cut funding for readiness, he said. As sequester continues, we will be forced to assume more risk, with steps that will progressively have far-reaching eects, the secretary said. Starting in April, the Navy will gradually stand down at least four air wings, he said. Eective immediately, Air Force ying hours will be cut back, Hagel said. is will have a major impact on training and readiness. e Army will curtail training for all units except those deploying to Afghanistan, he said, noting that this means an end to training for nearly 80 percent of Army operational units. Later this month, we intend to issue preliminary notications to thousands of civilian employees who will be furloughed, Hagel said. e department has about 800,000 civilian employees and the vast majority of them face losing 20 percent of their pay through the end of September. Sequestration comes on top of $487 billion in cuts defense agreed to under the Budget Control Act. In anticipation of sequester, in January the department began to slow spending. e aircraft carrier USS Harry S Truman did not deploy to the Persian Gulf as scheduled, and the department looked to hiring freezes and layos of temporary and term employees. e service chiefs announced cuts to facilities maintenance and contract delays. If sequester continues and the continuing resolution is extended in its current form, other damaging eects will become apparent, Hagel said. Our number one concern is our people military and civilian the millions of men and women of this department who work very hard every day to ensure Americas security. e department needs some scal certainty, the secretary said, and DOD leaders will continue to work with Congress to help resolve this uncertainty. Specically, we need a balanced decit reduction plan that leads to an end to sequestration, he said. And we need Congress to pass appropriations bills for DOD and all federal agencies. Sequestration will have serious and real eects for people, and to hammer that point home Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter has sent warning letters to the governors of the states that will suer most. e letters alert the governors of sequestrations impact on military bases their states, and both the direct and indirect impacts of sequestration. e 10 states most aected are: California, Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Alabama, and Washington. Sequestration means the department must cut $47 billion from its scal year 2013 budget by the end of September. All states will be aected, but these 10 states will bear the largest brunt. For example, roughly 26,000 Defense Department civilian employees work or reside in Pennsylvania, and they will take home $155 million less over the rest of scal 2013. In Virginia, maintenance on 11 Navy ships at Norfolk Naval Base is cancelled, with a associated loss of civilian contractor jobs. In California, sequestration will aect Beale, Edwards, Vandenberg and Travis air force bases. In Maryland, the cuts will impact the Armys Aberdeen Proving Ground, Andrews Air Force Base and Patuxent Naval Air Station. In Texas, operations at bases around the state will be aected and operations at Red River Army Depot could lose $1.4 billion. While these reductions are unfortunate and will be damaging, the department is doing everything within our power to minimize adverse eects on our national security mission, Carter wrote to all the governors. He vowed the department will work with the states to help manage the eects of the reductions. Should Congress take subsequent actions that change the level or the nature of these reductions, we are committed to working closely with you to manage changes quickly, Carter wrote. Five things you need to knowBy Jason KelleyBe Ready, Sailing DirectionsThe budget mechanism known as sequester, which takes effect at midnight, March 1, trims roughly half a trillion dollars from defense spending over the next 10 years.Here are ve things that you need to know. What happens today? Will I notice sequestration has occurred? We recognize that the threat of sequestration brought signicant uncertainty into the lives of our Sailors, civilians and families. That said we need to acknowledge that the sky is not falling and that we have a mission to accomplish. There may be some cuts you notice right away or it may be months before you notice the full effect of sequestration. We are trying to preserve exibility and will not make nal decisions about cuts until the last possible moment. We will continue to support our forward deployed forces and do our best to preserve the readiness of those next to deploy. What will be the impact? Not pulling any punches here, impacts will be long lasting. We just took an $11 billion hit across many of our budget accounts the exception being Sailor pay. If we dont get a spending bill and sequestration is unchecked, impacts will affect our long-term readiness. We wont be able to respond to crises as the nation has come to depend on and expect from us. As the CNO has said.we wont be where it matters, when it matters. What should I tell my family? Like many Americans, we know that you are experiencing increased anxiety as a result of this scal uncertainty. Military leaders are deeply concerned about the impacts of sequestration on you and your families. You can tell your family that leadership cares, understands how this might impact them and that they are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on our people especially on family support programs. Also tell them, that we will continue to keep you informed as we get more information. Whats next? We must continue to make cuts and reductions to ensure that we live within our scal means. We are now in execution mode. When able we will do what we can to make these actions reversible. There will be an impact especially among our civilian workforce and families. Civilian furloughs will mean lost wages and productivity. It will also mean reduced services on our bases for Sailors and their families. Does this end the scal uncertainty? No. Unless and until Congress passes an appropriations bill and either xes sequestration or gives us the ability to transfer funds within our budget accounts, we will be forced to continue cuts and reductions in order to preserve our ability to operate forward. To help alleviate some of the uncertainty and anxiety, we will do our best to keep you informed with the latest information. Hagel details sequestration Georgia, Florida with most aectedPlans 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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rest of the scal year. Our number one concern is our people, military and civilian, the millions of men and women of this department who work very hard every day to ensure Americas security, the secretary said. I know that these budget cuts will cause pain, particularly among our civilian workforce and their families. Im also concerned, as we all are, about the impact on readiness that these cuts will have across our force. Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter joined Hagel for the conference and shared his views about defense civilian workers. As you know, our civilian workforce is about 800,000 strong, Carter said. ose people, too, are dedicated to the defense mission. Nearly 90 percent of DOD civilians live outside of Washington, he noted, and nearly half of them are veterans. time to spread and become a bigger issue. With weather, westerly winds, and other key factors in place, burning proceeded from ursday Feb. 28, through Saturday, March 2, over an estimated 750 acres onboard Kings Bay. Not only does a prescribed burn help with fuel reduction, but it helps improve wildre habitats, controls competing vegetation from overtaking the ground, improves short term forage for grazing, helps control the spread of tree disease and helps conserve re dependent species. By removing some of the rougher late succession vegetation we are making room for the earlier succession vegetation to grow, such as the grasses and forbs which are the more nutritious type plants that the deer, turkey, quail, songbirds, etcetera will feed on, said Paul Schoenfeld, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Natural Resources manager. It improves the timber stand, because all the vegetation that is burnt recycles nutrients into the ground which benets the trees and improves their growth rate.Fire Civilians hes going to recognize his crew, hes going to recognize the command structure he organized, hes going to recognize his family, hes maybe even going to recognize the squadron and the group; and hes going to give credit to all of them for the amazing body of work the Rhode Island performed. But hes not going to recognize nor take credit of any of it for himself. And thats the kind of guy Doug is. When Adams did take the podium, he recognized everyone the Commodore had said he would, in addition to recognizing the accomplishments of the Rhode Island Blue Chiefs Mess. My Chiefs Quarters was twice recognized as the best on the waterfront, and I truly think thats the heart of the matter. Of all the other awards we as a crew earned, I think that is the most deserving and the most important. is group of Chiefs actually ran the ship. It was the rst time that I witnessed the saying that, Chiefs run the ship. Ocers ght the ship. Change corded messages to assist you in reaching your requested party. is will not aect callers in the area. All 911 calls that were answered by Kings Bay Dispatch center will now be answered by RDC Jacksonville, Ford said. If you dial 911 from any government phone line on base or in base housing, the call goes straight to the RDC. Any cell phone goes to the local county 911, and then it will be patched to the RDC. If you dial (912) 573-4444 on a cell phone, it will go to the RDC.911 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 7

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Let me talk for a minute about one of my favorite women in history, Molly Pitcher. First, she wasnt a real person, but rather a compilation of two or three real women who took part in the Battle of Monmouth. They were camp followers during the Revolutionary War, cooking and washing clothes in camp, and then following the army when it marched. The Battle of Monmouth is somewhat forgotten today, but at the time it was a crucial part of our bid for independence. At its most critical moment, these women joined the fight and worked Continental Army artillery pieces, helping turn the tide of battle and defeat the British.RP2 Franklin Dippy Kings Bay Chapel Clermont, Fla. Elizabeth Elliott. She and three other women ministered to Ecuadorian tribes who had killed their missionary husbands. Angela Wannal Family member Bari, Italy The Virgin Mary. She means the world to me and without her I am nothing. Cmdr. Ron Withrow USS Alabama Blue Gales Ferry, Conn. Hillary Clinton. Shes very intelligent, she sticks to her guns and shes done well representing the U.S. as Secretary of State . Pfc. Jonathan Wehner Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Gaylord, Mich. Harriet Tubman. I like what she did, risking her life and freedom for others. ET1 Kevin Spencer Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Hampton, Va. Joan of Arc. She led people in battle, for God and for country. Shawnie Anderson Family member Brooklyn, N.Y. Michelle Obama. She has the courage to express herself like some past first ladies havent been able to do. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho China new cyber threat A cyber expert addressed the Naval Academy Feb. 19 to address how computers are playing a major role in nearly every aspect of our lives. On the battleeld they control targeting systems, relay critical intelligence information and manage logistics. At home, they control infrastructure, nancial systems and critical elements of the economy. According to cyber expert Richard Clark, who spoke at the Naval Academy Feb. 19, theyre all susceptible to attack with disastrous results to U.S. national security. Clarke warned against the U.S. falling behind in creating the policies required to defend against cyber attacks due to fear of government regulation. Although the U.S. pioneered the technology behind cyber warfare, outdated policies and strategies make the country vulnerable to losing a cyber war to a hostile nation such as China or Russia, said Clarke. We are losing the economic competition because American companies cannot successfully protect their networks against the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, said Clarke. e big companies that really should know this stu the ones that are spending millions of dollars defending their networks such as Google, Sony, City Bank, Bank of America they all have been successfully penetrated. Clark cited reports that the Chinese Peoples Liberation Armys Unit 61398 has been engaged in a massive attack on the U.S. for the last three years. Also known as Advanced Persistence reat THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 9

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Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., March 21. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Anger management seminar March 27Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, March 27. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, March 11, 18 and 25. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Job search workshop scheduled for March 11A job search workshop will be 1 to 3 p.m., March 11. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This workshop is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, March 12, 19 and 26. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 5734512.Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant Families can receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information will be provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and various other benefits and services available to expectant parents, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 14. Registration is required. Call 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting March 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., March 25. For more information, contact at 573-4513.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9 to 11 a.m., March 20. Registration required by calling 573-4513.SAVI/SAPR advocate initial training classes setThe command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact is responsible for coordinating mandated, annual awareness training, maintaining and providing current information on and referral to base and community programs for victims and ensuring the mandated collection and maintenance of sexual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B. Individuals attending the training are appointed by their command and will represent the command in all sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 18 to 21. Registration is required by calling 573-4512.Smooth Move Workshop CONUS/OCONUS soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be for CONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., March 19 and for OCONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., March 26. For more information, call 5734513. Spouse 101 helps new Navy wives adjustSpouse 101 provides infor mation to new Navy spouses to support, enhance and ease their transition into the military lifestyle. This interactive workshop addresses the military culture and terminology, and gives tools to access installation and local community resources. The workshop is 9 a.m. to noon, March 28. Registration is required. Call 573-4513.Family Readiness Group training scheduledThis course is designed in a systematic user-friendly format and is focused on ensuring that you have the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively provide a solid foundation to newly forming or re-energiz ing existing Family Readiness Groups. This training is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., March 11 and 12. For more information and to register call 573-4513.Sponsorship Training teaches skillsThe Fleet and Family Support Center is offering Sponsorship Training to all Command Representatives. This training will cover topics to include letter writing, transportation, temporary lodging, orientation to installation and explanation of command mission. The work shop is scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m., March 13. Registration is recommended, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information call 5734513.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.Couples Money Management upcomingThis workshop provides couples money management skills, understanding budget conflicts and creating a foundation for productive financial communication. It requires both spouses to attend. This training will be held 2 to 4 p.m. March 13 Registration is required, 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. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Group 1, they have been hacking into nearly every corporation, research lab, university and government agency in the U.S. Other units have been doing the same thing in Europe and Asia. ey took the equivalent of four Libraries of Congress last year and made copies of that information, Clarke said. We are now engaged in a global economic war, a competition that creates jobs if we win and unemployment and debt if we lose. Clarke also emphasized the importance of cyber security for the military. Everything that we do as a nation, in our civilian economy and everything we do as a military is dependent upon cyber systems. If they dont work, nothing works, said Clarke Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller under-China 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Intramural Spring Softball League registration is open for mens, womens and coed league softball leagues. A captains meeting is at 5 p.m., March 13, inside the Fitness Complex. Play begins March 18. For more information call (912) 5738908. The 23rd Annual Southeast Military Travel Fair and Expo Its from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, March 15 inside Bldg. 1039, featuring omplimentary food samples by US Foods, more than 50 displays and vendors, give-a-ways and lots of door prizes including a Kindle Fire HD, iPAD2 with 16G Wifi only and a grand prize of a 40-inch HD/LED TV. Winners need not be present to win. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Movie Under e Stars Its back at dusk, about 6 p.m., Saturday, March 16 with Wreck It Ralph, shown at the Youth Center ballfields with free admission. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and your own snacks as none will be sold at this event. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Intramural Sports Average Joes Bowling League Registrations now for this 6 p.m., Tuesday night league, with twoperson teams. League fees cover shoes, and lanes for entire season. e league starts Tuesday, March 12. Fees $50. eres a captains meeting at 5 p.m., March 5 inside KB Finnegans Irish Pub. For more information call (912) 573-8908. 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) 573-8475 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. 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 member per month, $40 for 2 family mem bers per month, $60 for 3 family members per month, and $80 for 4 family members per month. DOD civilians, their family members and contractors 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 com plex at (912) 573-3990. Free Bowling Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at Rack-N-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retirees can enjoy free bowling. Shoe rental is $2. Need more information? Call (912) 573-9492. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes gaming room has skeeball, basketball and more games. Save your tickets for prizes. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Spring Break 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 statement or pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certicate must be available for conrmation 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 Monsters, Inc. March 9 and 10, Journey to the Center of the Earth March 16 and 17, Rise of the Guardians March 23 and 24, and Tangled March 30 and 31. 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 Soball captains meeting set MWR Sports THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 11

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stands the changing 21st Century battleeld and has already put USNA at the forefront of a cutting-edge cyber curriculum. e Naval Academy emphasizes cyber studies to best prepare the next generation of leaders to serve in this rapidly developing environment. To win on the cyber battleeld, Midshipmen must understand how complex and intricate computer systems t together, the strengths and vulnerabilities of networks, and how best to leverage new technology. e militarys increased emphasis on operating eectively in a cyber/information warfare environment has prompted the Naval Academy to undertake several eorts to provide Midshipmen with cyber warfare skills and knowledge. e Naval Academys new Center for Cyber Security Studies serves to enhance awareness and the educational opportunities available to Midshipmen, faculty and sta in the areas of cyber security and cyber warfare. Various cyber security topics have been added to rst-year student professional training, and a Fundamentals of Cyber Security course is now taken by all freshmen. A follow-on, more advanced course for all juniors will be offered to the Brigade in 2013. Two new advanced cyber security elective courses, Cryptography and Network Security and Computer Forensics, have been added to the computer science curriculum and Midshipmen internships have been established with National Security Agency and National Defense University. In addition, the Naval Academy recently unveiled a design for a 250,000 square foot cyber center, to include facilities for a cyber-operations major for future classes. Richard A. Clarke is an internationally-recognized expert on security, including homeland security, national security, cyber security, and counterterrorism. He is currently an on-air consultant for ABC News and teaches.China National Reading Week 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013

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Pirates Cove menus Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., recently received the future Marine Corps mascot, Chesty. Chesty, a 9-week-old pedigree English bulldog is soon to become the next Marine Corps mascot after the completion of an obedience training school with a ceremony scheduled for March 29. Chesty had the honor of meeting Bonnie Amos, wife of Gen. James F. Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, shortly after his arrival at the Barracks. After obedience school and recruit training, the young puppy will earn the title Marine, joining the ranks of his well-known predecessors. Chestys responsibilities will include marching in the Friday Evening Parades and supporting various events around the National Capitol Region. e puppy is in the current care of Sta Sgt. Jason Mosser, a member of the U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps, and his wife Christine, who serves as an assistant family readiness ocer for the Barracks. e future mascot comes from ve generations of championship bulldogs bred by motherdaughter team, Sara Gomez and Abigail Callahan from Stephens City, Va. New mascot Chesty starts Corps training THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, March 7, 2013 13

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