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

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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oclc - 57252699
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lcc - VA70.G4 K56
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UF00098617:00302

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

Notes

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

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
Classification:
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:
UF00098617:00302


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Thank you, Kings Bay for 35 yearsThis is a momentous week for Camden County. We are celebrating 35 years that Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has been part of our community. What an impact that base and the military, civil ian and contracted employees have had on our community. Those who work at Kings Bay shop in our stores, patronize our medical services, eat in our restaurants and wor ship in our churches. They are a very large part of our community. The number of volun teer hours our military donates to our churches, schools and various non-profits is impres sive. On a recent radio talk show in Glynn County, someone called in and asked the host, What is Camden County put ting in their water? He was referring to the high test scores that were recently released from the Camden County School sys tem. Another caller said he had the solution, e Navy base. ose parents are involved, and thats what it takes. A state ocial said to me this past week that many districts have to apologize for their school systems, but ours is a positive factor in promoting our community. e citizens of this country receive a signicant return on Americas investment in our submarine force. We have one of the best examples of that signicant return with our boats at Kings Bay, our SSBNs and our SSGNs. We sleep safely and pursue our dreams and see our families everyday, while they stand watch and protect us. We also appreciate the eorts and contributions of our civilian employees and our defense contractors, and the part they play in our nations defense and in the economic impact of our community. rough the Georgia Military Aairs Coor dinating Committee, our state is Up Periscope NSB opened in 1978, where were you? Page 9 Continuing Two Saturday events at pool wrap up anniversary Page 6 Olympics Kings Bay hosts a Special day Pages 4, 5 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Spouses shown day of appreciationMemorial Day, 35th anniversary observed FFSC and MWR sponsor sessions at MagnoliasPresident Ronald Regan recognized the profound importance of spouse commit ment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984, the rst Military Spouse Day. Following that, the Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger standardized the date, by declaring the Friday proceeding Moth ers Day as Military Spouse Day, which this year fell on May 10. Fleet and Family Support Center, Kings Bay, in coordination with Morale Welfare and Recreation, Kings Bay, hosted the rst Military Spouse Appreciation event at Magnolias, May 1. is event featured an array of mini-sessions that allowed spous es to enhance their knowledge, try new things and meet new people. Military Spouses know better than Ceremony scheduled for World War II Sub Veterans Pavilion Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Aairs will host its 2013 Memorial Day Reme brance and 35th Anniversary Recognition ursday, May 23 in the Submarine Veterans of World War II Pavilion. Vice Adm. Al Konetzni (Ret.), former commodore, Submarine Squadron 16, and Rear Adm. John Jack Scorby, Jr., Commander, Navy Region Southeast will be the guest speakers. e event begins at 11 a.m. at the pavilion, outside Trident Training Facility. Capt. Harvey L. Guey, Jr., Commanding Ocer, Naval Base Kings Bay, will serve as event host. Kings Bay Executive Ocer Cmdr. Jerey M. Paord is master of ceremonies. Other participants in the cer emony include Volumne One, Camden County High School, St. Marys First Presbyterian Church Pastor Rev. Rick Douylliez, Kings Bay Chapel Chaplain Cmdr. Ted M. Fanning, Navy Region South east Band and the Kings Bay Navy Ceremonila Guard. A native of Manlius, N.Y., Scor by graduated from the State Uni versity of New York at Cortland in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He entered the Navy in November 1982. His early operational assignments include Fleet Air Recon naissance Squadron Two and Patrol Squadron Special Proj ects Unit One. Scorbys shore and sta as signments include Naval Air Station Jacksonville, where he served as the commanding of cer, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) where he served as the executive assis tant. For 38 years, Konetzni was Big Al, the Sailors Pal. e deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, retired on July 17, 2004. He commanded Submarine Squadron 16 onboard NSB Kings Bay from May 1987 until July 1989. From Queens, N.Y., Konetzni made him a name in the sub marine eet from Pearl Harbor to Norfolk. After graduating high school in suburban White Plains in 1962, was at the Naval Acad emy. He graduated with merit and later moved on to command USS Grayling (SSN-646), Submarine Squadron 16, and eventually the U.S. Submarine Force, Pacic Fleet. He is the coauthor of the book Not wearing seat belts, parking on grass, helmets targeted Imagine youre a contestant on Jeopardy. Alex Trebek reads the Final Jeopardy answer to you, Seat belt, novelty motorcycle helmets and parking on the grass. In the background, the shows theme music is playing while you contemplate your last an swer. After some careful con sideration, you write down your answer, remembering to put it in the form of a question. What are trac oenses that can get you a ticket? During the recent Trac Safe ty Council meeting, those were hot topics for discussion. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Safety and our Cape Fox in structor routinely conduct traf c surveys. Were seeing a lot of seat belt violations. e State of Georgia and Department of Defense both require drivers to use their seat belt. Have you ever seen any of the public-service announcements for seat belts on TV? Just watching bodies ying around on the inside of an automobile is fright ening. Imagine if that was you or one of your loved ones. We have all seen the Click It Or Ticket campaign advertise ments on TV. If youre tick eted for a seat belt violation, you will be required to attend an 8-hour Driver Improvement Class. Failure to attend could result in your base driving privi leges being revoked. Parents, ensure your children are properly belted too, seat belted that is. Georgia requires all children under the age of 8 to be properly secured in an ap proved car seat or booster seat while riding in passenger auto mobiles, vans or pickup trucks. Car seats and booster chairs must be in the rear seat, appro priate for the childs weight and height, meet all Federal stan dards and be installed and used in accordance with manufactur ers instructions. May motorcycle safety monthMay is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and a vari ety of posters and other materials are available for anyone interested in working to heighten awareness of motorcycles among drivers. In describing its mission, the NHTSA says, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and other road users and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. e group oers these suggestions for furthering this cam paign. Road users are reminded to never drive, bike or walk while distracted. Doing so can result in tragic consequences for everybody involved. A motorcycle has the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the roadway. Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. Although it may seem there is enough room in the trac lane for an automo bile and a motorcycle, remember the motorcycle needs the NSB Security eyes trac safety violations Commentary By Shelia McNeill

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 Sexual assault in the military is a crime and a problem that all mili tary members at all levels will have to ght together, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said May 17. is is going to take all of us, Hagel said during a joint Pentagon news conference with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta. Hagel noted he and Dempsey, along with the service secretaries and chiefs of sta, attended an, important, pro ductive White House meeting May 16, with President Barack Obama to address the situation, which Dempsey has termed a crisis. e meeting was important, Hagel said, because It gave the president an opportunity to ask questions directly, and get the sense of this huge problem, serious problem in our military. It also allowed those military leaders to share their views with the commander in chief, Hagel said. He added all the meetings partic ipants are committed to solving sex ual assaults, noting, eres not one of these people in leadership today that wants this to be their legacy. e secretary said he spoke by phone with the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, a nine-member body mandated by Congress, four selected by members of Congress and ve by Hagel, that is charged with conducting a detailed review of factors surrounding sexual assault cases in the military. eyre all highly respected, highly regarded, experienced men and women who understand cul tures, society, command, and I think its an exceptionally well-balanced group of men and women who we look to, to help us, Hagel said. He noted that there are a number of pieces of legislation pending in Congress designed to address sexual assault issues, but asked for time for the panel to do its work. I would hope that we would have some time here, everyone would have some time, to listen to what the panel comes back with, he said, and give them some time here to go in and really assess the problem. Why do we have the problem? How can we prevent the problem? What should we be doing better? Hagel noted sexual assault is a complex crime with many poten tial contributing factors, including popular culture, accountability and alcohol use. ere are so many dimensions to this that I dont think you can come at it in one simple way, he said. I get a lot of advice on this, and I listen to everybody. e secretary particularly em phasized listening to sexual assault victims who didnt feel their com manders were accountable enough [for victims] to be able to come for ward and register a complaint, le a complaint, because they thought they would be subject to many things, and then also having no condence that anything would be done about their complaint. e secretary noted he issued guidance today on mandatory re certication and retraining for recruiters and sexual assault re sponders across the force. He is receiving weekly briengs on progress achieved, he said. Hagel concluded, We continue to look at every option, and we will. We have to. Every option is on the table. Dempsey said the risks inherent to military service must not include the risk of sexual assault. It betrays the trust on which our profession is founded. Its a crime that demands accountability and consequences, the general said. He noted the Joint Chiefs have spent the better part of a year implementing a campaign focused on prevention, investigation, account ability, advocacy and assessment. e emphasis on prevention is especially important, Dempsey added. As the president made clear to us yesterday, we can and must do more to change a culture that has become too complacent. Nows the time for us to recommit ourselves to our profession. Nows the time for character to be valued as much, if not more, than competence. Nows the time for moral courage at every level. ere can be no bystanders. Dempsey said during his early years in service, e Army was bro ken. Racial tension and drug abuse tore at the fabric of our service, he added. Todays joint service is not broken. It is in fact remarkably resil ient, he said. But we have a serious problem that we must solve: aggressive sex ual behavior that rips at the bond of trust that binds us together, the chairman said. He concluded, Every single member of the joint force in every unit at every level must be alert to the problem and be part of the solu tion. Working together, we can and will restore faith in ourselves, and the trust and faith of the American people. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Cultural, Diversity Fair June 7Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Cultural and Diversity Fair will be 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 7 at the tennis courts at the Fitness Complex. Navy Band Southeast Pride will play music. Cultural stage shows begin at noon. Taste e Nations Food Sampling opens at noon and is free while supplies last. Other at tractions include community awareness and Navy College booths, a grill and barbecue by the Kings Bay First Class and CPO Associa tion, plus appearences by the Bualo Soldiers, Deep Forst Native American Indians and St. Marys Submarine Museum. For participation or acess to this event, call (912) 573-3456.Bible School signup underwaye Command Religious Program of the Kings Bay Chapels Vacation Bible School runs June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon daily for kindergarden through fth grade students. e theme for this years Vacation Bible School is Kingdom Rock Where Kids Stand Strong for God. Registration is through June 17. Volunteers also are needed to help. To register, sign-up to volunteer or for more program in formation, call the Chapel 573-4501 or visit the chapel oce.Base lost & found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil.Security issues sticker reminderIt is the policy of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay that no motor vehicle with any stick er, decal, emblem or other device containing profane or lewd words or pictures, describing sexual acts or excretory functions on parts of the human body, be allowed on base.NMCRS seeks part-time nurseNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society is seeking a part-time visiting nurse at the oce in Kings Bay. Duties are one-to-one with patients, teach ing health info/providing resource information and support to Navy and Marine Corps families, including mom/babies, retirees and combat veterans. RN license from Georgia, CPR certication or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment, valid drivers license, automobile insurance, good driving record and reliable transportation needed. Starting annual salary is $20,515 plus benets. Obtain an application and application addendum by visiting www. nmcrs.org/employ or call the NMCRS Kings Bay Oce at (912) 573-3928 or visit at 926 USS James Madison Road, Bldg. 1032.Flying models show May 25 The Kings Bay RC Modelers First Annual Field Day and RC Air Show has been resched uled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, weather permitting, Oakwell RC Airfield at the end of Clarks Bluff and Oakwell Road. Visit www.kingsbayrc.com for location, pictures and updates. Food and drink available on site.U10 travel soccer tryouts June 4The Camden Soccer Club will have try outs for a U10 select travel team at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the Camden Soccer fields. Candidate must be under the age of 10 before Aug. 1 and should have experience in playing soccer. Contact Jon Preble with any questions at jprebster@gmail.com or at (912) 322-6743. Navy Exchange has jewelry saleFrom June 5 to July 7, customers who pur chase any jewelry or watch priced $399 or more and pay with a Military Star Card can take advantage of no interest, no down payment with no payments for six months. The Navy Exchange has a great selection of gold and silver jewelry, precious gemstones, dia monds and the most popular brands of watch es that would be perfect for Fathers Day. The Military Star Card offers many benefits includ ing 10 percent off the first days purchases (up to the customers credit limit), no annual fee, low interest rate and 24-hour customer service including online access. Military Star Card applications are available at any NEX. The application can be processed the same day at the NEX customer service desk. Now hear this! Stopping sexual assault takes all Defense Department constantly improving our support of our military. Two new bills have been approved in the legislator in the past year that will positively impact our military families. e Chambers annual ChickFil-A Leadercast last week had included in their program special recognition for our military. I had the opportunity to speak about Kings Bay and its impact. I shared with them the pride that our community has in the role that our military has in national security. I talked of the power in economic development that brings to our community $706,900 annually in goods and payroll and I talked about the Partnership we have with our military and community, mak ing it a great place to live and work. Each of the attendees was given the opportunity to thank our Sailors, Marines and Coasties in post cards that were provided. I would like to share some of those comments: As an educator in Camden County for 20-plus years it has been a pleasure to teach your children. Please promote strengthening educational and resource partnerships for all our Camden County children. Our non-military/civilian students learn from your expertise and our military students are benefitted by living in a community that cares about families. Thank for your mili tary service and sacrifice and/or your civil specie/contractor support for our community. A thank you cannot even begin to express the gratitude felt towards those of you in the military. We are so blessed to have people like you to care about our freedom and wellbeing. God Bless! anks for your contributions to our community and to our country. e time away from your family does not go unnoticed. We appreci ate all that you do! God bless you and your family. On behalf of myself and my entire family, thank you for your seless commitment to protecting and securing this great nation of ours. Your sacrice and honor are a true inspiration to us all. ank you for your service to the greatest country on earth!! Just wanted to give a special shout out to sub base employees for all of your hard work and faithfulness. Our county is a much safer and peaceful place because of your eorts. May the Lord continue to bless all of the men and women for their collective eorts. High ve to the team of contractors, military, civil service employees. May you nd favor, strength, guidance, peace from above. ank you for all you do for this country. ank you Kings Bay for keeping us safe. ank you so much for your ser vice to our county, community and world. You will never truly know the impact and positive inuence you have on all of us. We are eternally grateful. I cant say thank you enough. ank you for dedicating your life and yourself to keeping this country safe. e work that is per formed on base provides a tremen dous service. ank you for your dedication and support in keeping our country and our community safe. Without your attention to the details that must be accomplished properly and thoroughly, this submarine base would not be as successful as it is. ank you for the service that you provide to this community and coun try. Because of what you do millions sleep well at night with minimal worries. I am sure that you have your moments and want to throw in the towel. Maintain the course, hold your head up high and get-r-done. We are depending on you. ank you for all you do. You oer a stimulus to a small town that otherwise wouldnt get it. Your time and your eorts are appreciated you are a leader in environment. ank you to all the brave men and women who sacrice so much for our country and to protect us. We care. We know you are there. Stand strong and God bless. We are so proud of you for what you do for our country. We are grateful for the positive impact you bring to our community. We cannot thank you enough. We know our lives and community are enriched because of you. ank you so much. ank you Kings Bay for being a part of our community. Sheila M. McNeill is president of e Camden Partnership and past national president of the Navy League of the United States.anks

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 Navy photos by MC3 Ashley Hedrick and MC2 Cory Rose Other photos by India Winslow and Melinda NesSmith-Picard Special Olympics Sailors and Marines volunteered at the Area 16 Georgia Special Olympics May 16, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e Special Olympics kicked o with Capt. Harvey Guey welcoming guests and a Special Olympics competitor lighting the ame to begin the games. Just seeing the athletes smile and having fun makes me feels great, said Electricians Mate 1st Class Cody Guidry, the Special Olympics coordinator for Kings Bay. I volunteered last year and saw how rewarding it was to be directly involved with the kids. e coordinator position opened up, and I made sure to take it. It was denitely worth it. Volunteers, including Sailors and Marines, buddied up with Special Olympics athletes. Over the course of the day, the athletes competed in each event, including the softball and football throw, soc cer ball kick, and various types of races. Mary Chancey, a Special Olympic athlete, said that her favorite competition was the softball throw, but her favorite part of the day was reading the Athletes Oath during opening ceremony. My favorite part is just being with the athletes and being with Mary, said Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Billy Dewitt, Marys Special Olympics partner. Seeing that she is happy makes me happy. is is a great opportunity for Sailors and Marines to help out and give back. It feels good to make a dierence. Guidry said the event is a tie between the base and the community, is shows how much we care about whats going out in town, he said. We like to do it and show the community that we care and that we love to give back. In the end, the Special Olympics turned out to be an exciting event for both the volunteers and competitors. Even though it was a competition, each athlete knew they were a winner. With an achievement ribbon in hand, the Special Olympics athletes left with smiles on their faces.NSB Kings Bay hosts 17th annual Georgia Special Olympics

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Navy Adventures Unleasheds Just Try-It-Athlon is Saturday, May 25 for kids and adults at 9 a.m. at the Pool Complex. Each team of two will compete in a 100-meter inner tube swim, where each member will swim/ paddle 50 meters and run a 5K together. T-shirts for the rst 25 teams to register. Cost is $15 per two-member team. Medals for top nishers in womens, mens, mixed male & female and adult/youth teams. Tennis shoes and proper swim attire required. Register at the Fitness Complex in advance. For more details, contact NAU oce at (912) 5739869. Summer Splash Open of the Pool Complex noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 25. Free admission for all. Food is avail able for purchase. Music, games and activities make this a great event for family and friends. e pool will stay open until 6 p.m. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex 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 and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 to adult. For more information, call (912) 5733990. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive special code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promotions. (912) 510-5400. www.facebook.com/kingsbay dominos 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. Save tickets for prizes. For more infor mation, call (912) 573-9492. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Youth Sports Summer Camps registration is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday at the Youth Center, except holidays. Cash or credit cards are needed, no checks. e cost is dierent for each camp! Johnsons Back To Basic Youth Basketball Camp ages 5 to 14 is June 17 to 21 at the Youth Center. Campers receive T-shirts. Cost is $40 for 5 to 7 age group and $50 for 8 to 14 age group. Mike Johnsons T-N-T Soc cer Training Camp is June 3 to 7 for ages 13 to 17 and June 10 to 14 for ages 5 to 12, at Youth Sports Soccer Com plex. Cost is $85 for 5 to 6 age group mini camp and $109 for 7 to 17 age group CCHSs Coach Moores Volleyball Camp is July 8 to 9 and July 10 to 11, with both camps for ages 8 to 16, at Youth Center. Cost is $50 per camper. For more information, call the Youth Sports Oce at (912) 573-8202 Free movies for kids Mays free movies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., Dr Seuss: The Lorax May 23, Gnomeo and Juliet May 24, Aliens in the Attic May 25 and 26, Wreckit Ralph May 27, Brave May 28, Monsters vs. Aliens May 29, Mr. Poppers Penguins May 30 and The Odd Life of Timothy Green May 31. Movie Under the Stars at the tennis courts at dusk May 18 is Marvel: The Avengers. 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 to watch the movie, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information on whats playing, call (912) 573-4548. Summer Camp at the Youth Center Camp is for children in kindergar ten through age 12 and runs May 22 through Aug. 7. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call for spots. To have your child attend camp at the Youth Center, you must have your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement pay stub for sponsor and spouse, or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certificate must be avail able for confirmation of age. Single/dual military par ents must provide depen dent care form at time of registration and Individual Augmenteess must provide orders. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. No outside food is authorized. Cost is based on total family income. For more informa tion call (912) 573-2380.Time for sports camps Just about kids Liberty call Just Try-It-Athlon is Saturday MWR Sports room to maneuver safely. Do not share the lane. Motorcycles are small and may be dicult to see. A motorcycle has a much smaller prole than a vehicle, which can make it more dicult to judge the speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle. Always signal your intentions before chang ing lanes or merging with trac. is allows the motorcyclist to anticipate trac ow and nd a safe lane position. Remember that a motorcyclist can be hid den in a vehicles blind spot or missed in a quick look due to its smaller size. Always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before enter ing or leaving a lane of trac and at intersections. Dont be fooled by a ashing turn signal on a motorcycle. Motorcycle signals may not be selfcanceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them o. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed. Remember that road conditions that are minor annoyances to motorists can pose major hazards to motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders may change speed or adjust position within a lane suddenly in reac tion to road and trac conditions such as pot holes, gravel, wet or slip pery surfaces, pavement seams, railroad crossings and grooved pavement. Allow more following distance, three or four seconds, following a motorcycle so the motor cycle rider has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars. For more information from the National Safety Council, visit www.nsc.org/ Pages/MotorcycleSafety AwarenessMonth.aspx If you have questions or need assistance installing a child seat, contact Fleet Family Service Center or your local re department. With the exception of the monsoon rains we experienced earlier this month, this has been per fect weather for motor cycles. For active duty riders and passengers, and civilian riders riding on any military installation, the following Personnel Pro tective Equipment is required: A Department of Transportation-approved helmet, securely fastened under the chin Eye protection Long sleeves and pants Full-finger gloves And, over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear. Recent motorcycle PPE violations onboard Kings Bay have included wear ing novelty helmets, Plus riders leaving the base in short sleeve T-shirts and tennis shoes. Riders attempting to come onboard may nd themselves being turned away from the gate, while riders onboard may be cit ed for PPE violations and required to attend DIP. One nal thought for active duty riders. If you are injured in an accident and not wearing all of your PPE, you may be found outside of the line of duty when they do the mishap investigation. Are you willing to accept those conse quences? e topic of parking on the grass brought about much discussion. MACS Travis Bailey of Kings Bay Security said beginning June 1 drivers will be cited for parking in the grass. e two areas this is rou tinely happening are at the gym and TRF parking lot. With few exceptions driv ers parking in the grass will be ticketed. Drivers will be allowed to park in the grass dur ing recreational events, for example, attending ball games, functions at Lake D, hunting or shing. One last note from is sues the Trac Safety Council dealt with sidewalks. Kings Bay Safety had received several phone calls related to trips and falls. Call Kings Bay Safety at 573-0414 to re port unsafe sidewalk con ditions. Pedestrians are asked to stay on the sidewalks while traveling about the base and in housing areas. Avoid taking short cuts. ere are numerous storm drains throughout the base that could become trip or fall hazards to the unsuspecting pedestrian, especially at night. We often talk about drivers being distracted when they are behind the wheel. Studies are showing pedestrians are just has guilty. ere are lots of funny but not to the person involved You Tube videos of people walking into things as a re sult of being engrossed in text conversation or play ing a game while walking. Cognitive psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris de tailed in a 1999 study how people can focus so hard on something that they become blind to the un expected, even when star ing right at it. When one develops inattentional blindness, as this eect is called, it becomes easy to miss details when not looking out for them. Your prize for getting the Final Jeopardy ques tion correct is if you fol low these instructions and regulations, you should not end up in a Driver Im provement Class.Trac Motorcycle 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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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, May 28. This workshop is an opportunity to share experienc es, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.OCONUS Smooth Move Plus Kids upcomingSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relocations and trans fers, covering the new Defense Personel Property System Web site, transportation, travel pay, allowances, important forms and documents, housing refer ral office and relocation ser vices. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend within six months of their transfer date. Plus, while attend ing the workshop, children of attendees ages 7 to 12 will learn about the relocation process, how it affects them and what to look forward to, as to ease the transition. The workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m., May 28. For details and registration, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training require ments when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special con cerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of exper tise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty person nel. Anger management seminar May 29Anger is not an effective meth od for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slat ed for 8:30 a.m. to noon, May 29. It can help you focus on iden tifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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 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. May 28 to 31. Registration is required by call ing 573-4512.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. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops I routinely hear adults halfjokingly comment that they are undecided on what I want to do when I grow up. It may be a chief petty of cer preparing to transition from the military whose ca reer path was largely deter mined by a recruiter 20 years ago. It could be a military spouse who has built a career upon his or her rst job in a fam ily business or completed a training or degree program, but who hasnt found real job satisfaction yet. Or, it could be the high school or college student with a world of choices and little real world experience to call upon when deciding upon degrees in a college catalog or job titles on www.indeed. com. As someone entering, reentering or changing direc tions in the workforce, you may be searching for tools and advice to narrow your choices and identify employ ment elds that are good bets for your combination of inter ests, skills and values. Various career assessment instru ments have been developed and are available for self-di rected use or by working with a career counselor. Numerous, and sometimes wide-ranging, career elds rated highly for an individu als likely success and satis faction will make the list, but factors such as educational requirements, opportunity levels, and work setting may eliminate some of the occu pations. Career decisions are inuenced by the unique combi nation of a persons current circumstances that will al most certainly change over time. A career that interests you today may have one or more signicant barriers to entry, but become a viable option when you can relocate or once you complete a train ing program. Keep in mind that no single test or questionnaire exists that can accurately identify the single, best job for you. Career counseling profes sionals recommend using more than one assessment to ensure your results validity. Results from career assess ments are not meant to be an absolute answer to which job you should pursue, but can provide you with suggestions for further exploration. Many of the online assess ments are fee-based or oer only limited results free of charge. Quintessential Careers denes career assess ment terminology and evalu ates the usefulness of free and inexpensive online career assessments atwww.quintca-Let FFSC help in career planning Command at Sea. Kings Bays 35th Anni versary with Morale, Wel fare and Recreation fun continues Friday, May 24, with a NEX & DeCA Carnival of Savings Weekend. And, nally, Saturday, May 25 is Navy Adventures Unleasheds Just Try-ItAthlon for kids and adults alike, starting at 9 a.m. at the Pool Complex. To make the week-long party complete, MWR welcomes in the summer by opening of the Pool Complex with Summer Splash Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For all details about events listed, visit MWR Kings Bay on facebook at www.facebook.com/ mwrkingsbay or call MWR (912) 573-2538. Michael Foutch contrib uted to this report. anyone else the ups and downs of military life. You know youre a Mili tary Spouse when: You know all the last names of who your husband works with and no clue what their rst names are. You go weeks without hearing from, talking to or seeing your spouse and only start to worry when it starts hitting the twomonth mark. Your kids are all born in dierent states. You still nd color ful little moving tags on various pieces of furniture even though its been two years since you PCSed. You own at least one I Love My Service Member T-shirt, bumper sticker or purse. You use so many acro nyms when talking about your day that those out side of the military com munity have no idea what you are saying. You can unpack an entire house in less than a week ... or your garagestillhas unopened boxes and you moved in over a year ago. You save voicemails from your spouse, so you can hear his/her voice any time. You have two anniver saries the Justice of the Peace anniversary and your wedding anniver sary. You dont own anybluepens because you are very aware that you can only useblackpens when ll ing out anything for the military. You have an expired Texas license, with a Florida address and you live in North Dakota! Our military spouses are a vital part of communi ties across America and around the world. Spouse35th THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 7

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Would you believe that nearly 35 years ago, gas was only 63 cents per gallon or that the aver age cost of rent was $260? If you stopped at the supermarket, you could buy bacon and a dozen of eggs for less than two bucks. 1978 seems to be a good year, even though it was a decade before my time. You had the first ever cellular mobile phone introduced and Space Invaders appeared in arcades, launching a craze for computer video games. 1978 was also a great year for movies, like Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, all showing in movie theaters around the world. 1978 was the year the Navy made Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay its home, and this week marks the 35th anniversary. Here where others were in 1978. Up eriscope with MC3 Ashley Hedrick Gary Lance TRF, TTF Retired Lakewood, Colo. I was on the West Coast, stationed on the USS Florida as the Department Chief of combat systems. Glenn Bryant Retired Teacher Folkston I was in the ROTC program, but I couldnt join because of health issues. Jose Ocasio Naval Station Mayport Police Department Puerto Rico I was a specialist in the Army. I was an infantry man at Fort Hood, Texas. Marie Keim-Wilbanks Navy Exchange Chicago I was in my second year of college at Illinois State, getting my degree in business management. Regina Clemons Navy Exchange Annapolis, Md. I lived in Annapolis, Maryland. And, I got divorced that year. Best time of my life! Samuel Santiago Naval Station Mayport Police Department Puerto Rico I was an unrated seaman aboard the USS Cunningham. Kings Bay Sailors of the Year THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 9

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Navy College information reers.com/online_assess ment_review.html. Snapshot results from brief questionnaires are available at www.princ etonreview.com/careersafter-college.aspx. Its free, but requires user registra tion at h2h.jobs/assess ment. e CareerScope inter est and aptitude assess ment is available by ap pointment at Department of Labor Career Centers. Contact the Kings Bay Of ce at 406 Osborne St. in St. Marys or call (912) 6736942. e Navy College Oce at Kings Bay oers a Kuder Journey career assessment tool specically designed for the military. Assess ment results are used by Navy College professionals during consultation on your education plan. For more information or to schedule an appoint ment e-mail nco.kings bay@navy.mil or call 5734527. A tutorial on using the assessment is available at ww2.kuder.com/Content/ Videos/Portal/DANTES/ DANTES-Assessments. html. Career Support and Retention sta from the Kings Bay Fleet and Fam ily Support Center ob tained Job & Career Tran sition coach certication through the Career Development Network last year. Career assessments can be used during individu al appointments or with small groups. Participants will be guided through simple activities to sort and rank preferences using card decks and workbooks. Results from the separate tools are interpreted in combination as a prole of strengths, diculties and recommendations to increase eectiveness, as well as correlated occupations. To register for the next Career Assessment Work shop, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, call 573-4513. e work shop is also available ondemand for groups of four to 12 participants.Career Sexual assault in the force constitutes a crisis in the military, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta said May 15. Were losing the con dence of the women who serve that we can solve this prob lem, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters as he returned from NATO meetings in Brussels. ats a crisis. Dempsey has actively been researching this is sue since he became the Armys Training and Doc trine Command chief in 2008. e chairman still can not articulate what 10 years of war has done to the force, but he does think the increase in sexu al assaults, the rise in suicides, and the increase in instances of misconduct and indiscipline are in some way related. is is not to make excuses, he said. We should be better than this. In fact, we have to be bet ter than this. All of the Joint Chiefs share his concern, Dempsey said, which was why the chiefs issued di rection to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Preven tion and Response in May 2012. ats why we are very open to some of these leg islative recommendations on changing the [Uniform Code of Military Justice], he said. I just want to make sure I understand the secondand third-or der of eects of them. Meanwhile, the service branches are studying the eects of multiple and prolonged deployments on their military mem bers.Dempsey: Sexual assault a crisis Missiles bad for Syria Russias planned delivery of advanced anti-ship missiles and the S-300 air defense system to Syria is at the very least an un fortunate decision that will embolden the regime and pro long the suering, said Army Gen. Mar tin E. Dempsey dur ing a Pentagon news conference May 17. e chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta went on to call the de cision ill-timed and very unfortunate. Dempsey, speak ing alongside Defense Secretary Chuck Ha gel, said the United States continues to try to nd a way for the United States and Russia to work to gether to end the Syr ian civil war. One of the primary reasons that Secretary of State John Kerry went to Moscow was to nd some intersection 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota (SSN 783), the nations newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, moored May 16 at Huntington Ingalls Industrys Newport News Shipbuilding following its suc cessful completion of Alpha and Bravo sea trials. Testing evolutions completed during Alpha sea trials included diving to test depth, conducting an emergency surfacing, and testing the submarines propulsion plant to evaluate the ships seaworthiness and operational performance. Bravo trials consisted of testing Minne sotas acoustic performance and combat systems. e tenth ship of the Virginia-class, Minnesota is scheduled to be delivered approximately one year ear lier than its contract delivery date. Starting in August of 2008 with USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), the last ve boats have been delivered early, and all Virginia-class submarines currently under con struction are scheduled to be delivered prior to their contract delivery dates. Minnesota is commanded by Cmdr. John Fancher, a native of Hammond, Ind., who reected on the transfor mation he has seen with his crew from initial construc tion of the attack submarine to the recent completion of sea trials. I could not be more proud of the crew. e events re quired during sea trials are some of the most demanding tasks a submarine can be asked to do, Fancher said. All our preparation and training really paid o. I also can not say enough about the support from the entire Sea Trials Team. eir insight and experience was vital to Minnesotas success. Capt. David Goggins, Virginia Class Program Manager reected on the completion of the Alpha and Bravo Sea Trials. PCU Minnesotas successful run through Alpha and Bravo Trials is indicative of the quality and dedication of the crew and our Navy/shipbuilding team, Goggins said. Minnesota continues the Virginia Class trend of delivering these outstanding assets to the eet early to contract, within budget, and ready for operational task ing. Rear Adm. Ken Perry, Commander, Submarine Group Two participated in Minnesotas Alpha trials as Ocer in Tactical Command and praised Fancher and his crew for their performance. I want to commend Cmdr. John Fancher and his of cers and crew for completing this major milestone very successfully, said Perry, who also recognized the integral partnership between the shipbuilders Newport News and General Dynamic Electric Boat and support from Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Reactors, PEO Submarines and stakeholders throughout the Navy and industry who have designed, built and delivered this most modern attack submarine for the nation. Virginia-class submarines are built under a unique teaming arrangement between General Dynamics Elec tric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding. Perry further reected on the success of the Virginiaclass program and its ability to deliver these state-ofthe-art warships ahead of schedule and under budget. Minnesotas sea trials are a testament to the success of the Virginia-class programs ability to deliver highquality and extremely capable boats early and on cost, Perry said. Minnesota is the third ship to be named after the state, with the last one being more than a century ago. e attack submarine is the last of the block II Vir ginia-class submarines and is in the nal stages of con struction and testing at Newport News Shipbuilding. Construction began in February 2008, and the keel was authenticated in May 2011. e boat was christened Oct. 27, 2012. Virginia-class submarines are built to dominate the worlds littoral and deep waters while conducting antisubmarine; anti-surface ship; strike; special operation forces; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions. eir in herent stealth, endurance, repower, and sensor suite directly enable them to support ve of the six Maritime Strategy Core Capabilities sea control, power projec tion, forward presence, maritime security, and deter rence.New submarine passes sea trialsof interests in the Middle East, Hagel said. e secretary said there is a real danger that the war could spill over Syrias borders and ignite the entire region. What we dont want to see happen is for Syria to erupt to a point where we may nd a regional war, he said. We continue to work with the Russians and do everything we can to convince the powers in the region to be careful with escalation of military options and equipment.Missiles THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 11

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X-47B rst touch-and-go e Navys X-47B Un manned Combat Air Sys tem Demonstrator (UCASD) has begun touch and go landing operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 17. For UCAS-D, this repre sents the most signicant technology maturation of the program. Ship relative navigation and precision touchdown of the X-47B are critical technology elements for all future Unmanned Car rier Aviation (UCA) air craft. Don Blottenberger, UCAS-D Deputy Program manager, commented, is landing, rubber hit ting deck, is extremely ful lling for the team and is the culmination of years of relative navigation devel opment. Now, we are set to demonstrate the nal pieces of the demonstra tion. Earlier in the week, the UCAS-D test team and CVN 77 worked together to successfully complete the rst ever launch of an unmanned aircraft from an aircraft carrier proving the importance of intro ducing unmanned aviation into the already powerful arsenal of aircraft squadrons. We are proud to be a part of another historic rst for Naval Aviation. e landing was spot-on and its impressive to wit ness the evolution of the Carrier Air Wing, said Capt. Brian E. Luther, Commanding Ocer USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) e various launch and landing operations of the X-47B on the ight deck of George H. W. Bush signify historic events for naval aviation history. ese demonstrations display the Navys readiness to move forward with un manned carrier aviation operations. Capt. Jaime Engdahl, program manager for Un manned Combat Air Sys tems program oce, said, When we operate in a very dynamic and harsh carrier environment, we need networks and com munication links that have high integrity and reliability to ensure mission suc cess and provide precise navigation and placement of an unmanned vehicle. Today, we have demonstrated this with the X-47B, and we will continue to demonstrate, consistent, reliable, repeatable touchdown locations on a mov ing carrier ight deck, he continued. is precision relative navigation tech nology is key to ensuring future unmanned systems can operate o our aircraft carriers. e UCAS-D program plans to conduct shorebased arrested landings of the X-47B at NAS Patux ent River in the coming months before nal carri er-based arrestments later in 2013. George H.W. Bush is cur rently conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean, strengthening the Navys forward operating and war ghting ability. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 13 e Navys mission is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. e mission of a Navy Master-At-Arms is to en sure the success of that mission by providing force protection for naval assets worldwide. Established nearly 40 years ago in July 1973, the MA rate was only open to those in pay grades E-6 and above. Individuals in the E-5 pay grade could apply, but only if they were selected for advancement to E-6 or held substantial qualications related to police work. To inaugurate and aug ment this newly established rate, the Navy selected 486 of the eets top Sailors from a eld of 2,560 applicants. Retired Warrant Ocer and Vietnam War veteran, Alan Johnson, was among the 486 Sailors chosen to cross over and serve as a Navy MA. Back then, we basically went through the Air Forces Law Enforce ment course, but much of what we did learn came from on-the-job training, Johnson said. Really, the Navy was not sure [at that time] what it was going to do with MAs and what they were supposed to do. Because the required Navy training was similar to the Law Enforcement Specialists course taught by the Air Force, the Navy approved training to com mence at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Preceding the tragic attack on the USS Cole (DDG 67) in 2000 and the events of September 11, 2001, the role of the Navy MA was centric to law en forcement. However, mission capa bilities for a Navy MA to day are vastly dierent. In the years following 9/11, the MA rate retained its law enforcement func tions, but also become more security/reaction force capable, said Re tired Master Chief MasterAt-Arms Robert Burgett. Burgett is also the Center for Security Forces Course Curriculum Model Man ager for the Navys MA A School. Today, MA personnel serve in a wide range of mission areas that cross the entire Navy spectrum and demands highly trained and skilled profes sionals to execute. Wheth er serving as part of the Coastal Riverine Force, performing Detainee Op erations, or teaming with a Military Working Dog, the 21st Century Navy MA is one of the most diverse and in demand rates in the eet. In response to the increased demand for MA personnel, the Naval Education and Training Command has graduated more than 15,000 Sailors from its MA A school within the last eight years. is is a notable milestone in light of the ratings low manning levels prior to the events of 9/11, which was about 1000 Sailors in all. e rates highest peak in manning occurred in 2007 when over 13,000 MAs were serving eet wide. Today, that g ure stands slightly above 10,000 Sailors, Burgett said. For those Sailors desir ing to serve as a Navy MA, the Naval Technical Train ing Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas is their rst stop. ere, Sailors attend A school, an intense sevenweek course of instruc tion where students receive training in the areas of Anti-Terrorism, Secu rity Force Fundamentals, weapons prociency, Basic Law Enforcement and much more. e school has approximately 140 military, civilian, and contract support personnel. It has upwards of some 300 students on deck at any given time spanning throughout the seven weeks of training. We provide students with apprenticeship level training that serves as the bedrock for their transi tion into the Naval Secu rity Forces program, said Naval Technical Training Center Commanding Ocer, Cmdr. Lee Alexander. Some of the more chal lenging aspects of the training include direct contamination by Oleo resin Capsicum, unarmed self-defense, small arms qualications, and tac tical team movements. Each block of instruction focuses on safety, proper technique, and practi cal application of security force capabilities, Alexander said. All classes culminate in the Crisis Intervention and Tactical Team Move ments blocks of instruc tion. In this phase of train ing, students are required to critically think in high stress situations and respond to a conict or crisis by bringing the situa tion under control, setting a perimeter, and resolving the scenario. Alexander went on to explain that at graduation, students are given their badge and reminded that its size is big enough to be seen by those needing as sistance and by those who must yield to its authority. It is also small enough that no one can hide be hind because a Navy MA is one who enforces the rules and regulations of the Navy and is therefore, held to a higher standard. Navy MAs can also earn civilian certications and licenses that correspond to their military work ex perience, training, and career goals. ese cre dentialing opportunities are available through the Navys Credentialing Opportunities Online program. From October 2007 to May 2012, the Navy fund ed 18,619 certications for MA personnel at a cost of more than $6.2M. is is the cumulative dollar amount of what these Sail ors would have paid outof-pocket to attain these certications in the civil ian sector. e MA community is currently the leading user of Navy COOL as a vol untary professional and career development tool, said Retired Master Chief Master-At-Arms and cur rent Center for Security Forces Master-At-Arms Programs Manager, Jose Bautista. e highest lev els of participation occur between the E-4 and E-6 pay grades and the over all passing rate for E-1 through E-9 is near perfect at 99.4 percent. Another professional and career development tool available for MAs is participation in the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program that provides opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. e Department of Labor provides the nation ally recognized Certi cate of Completion upon program completion. ose available appren ticeships include Police Ocer l, Corrections Specialist, Security Specialist, Master Homeland Secu rity Specialist, Protective Service Specialist, Armory Technician, and on the horizon for 2013 is the Criminal Investigator Ap prenticeship. ese apprenticeships are extraordinary oppor tunities for MA personnel to not only broaden their military career, but also having a DOL Certicate of Completion is a denite advantage in getting bet ter civilian jobs since em ployers know the value of apprenticeships, Bautista said. What was once a rate seemingly destined to slip quietly into the archives of naval history prior to 9/11 is now a vital element in the successful execu tion of the Navy Maritime Strategy. ese men and women are the security profes sionals of the eet the Navy Master-At-Arms. Master-At-Arms rate continues to evolve

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Thank you, Kings Bay for 35 yearsThis is a momentous week for Camden County. We are celebrating 35 years that Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has been part of our community. What an impact that base and the military, civilian and contracted employees have had on our community. Those who work at Kings Bay shop in our stores, patronize our medical services, eat in our restaurants and worship in our churches. They are a very large part of our community. The number of volunteer hours our military donates to our churches, schools and various non-profits is impressive. On a recent radio talk show in Glynn County, someone called in and asked the host, What is Camden County putting in their water? He was referring to the high test scores that were recently released from the Camden County School system. Another caller said he had the solution, e Navy base. ose parents are involved, and thats what it takes. A state ocial said to me this past week that many districts have to apologize for their school systems, but ours is a positive factor in promoting our community. e citizens of this country receive a signicant return on Americas investment in our submarine force. We have one of the best examples of that signicant return with our boats at Kings Bay, our SSBNs and our SSGNs. We sleep safely and pursue our dreams and see our families everyday, while they stand watch and protect us. We also appreciate the eorts and contributions of our civilian employees and our defense contractors, and the part they play in our nations defense and in the economic impact of our community. rough the Georgia Military Aairs Coordinating Committee, our state is Up Periscope NSB opened in 1978, where were you? Page 9 Continuing Two Saturday events at pool wrap up anniversary Page 6 Olympics Kings Bay hosts a Special day Pages 4, 5 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Spouses shown day of appreciationMemorial Day, 35th anniversary observed FFSC and MWR sponsor sessions at MagnoliasPresident Ronald Regan recognized the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of military members and declared May 23, 1984, the rst Military Spouse Day. Following that, the Secretary of Defense Casper Weinberger standardized the date, by declaring the Friday proceeding Mothers Day as Military Spouse Day, which this year fell on May 10. Fleet and Family Support Center, Kings Bay, in coordination with Morale Welfare and Recreation, Kings Bay, hosted the rst Military Spouse Appreciation event at Magnolias, May 1. is event featured an array of mini-sessions that allowed spouses to enhance their knowledge, try new things and meet new people. Military Spouses know better than Ceremony scheduled for World War II Sub Veterans Pavilion Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Aairs will host its 2013 Memorial Day Remebrance and 35th Anniversary Recognition ursday, May 23 in the Submarine Veterans of World War II Pavilion. Vice Adm. Al Konetzni (Ret.), former commodore, Submarine Squadron 16, and Rear Adm. John Jack Scorby, Jr., Commander, Navy Region Southeast will be the guest speakers. e event begins at 11 a.m. at the pavilion, outside Trident Training Facility. Capt. Harvey L. Guey, Jr., Commanding Ocer, Naval Base Kings Bay, will serve as event host. Kings Bay Executive Ocer Cmdr. Jerey M. Paord is master of ceremonies. Other participants in the ceremony include Volumne One, Camden County High School, St. Marys First Presbyterian Church Pastor Rev. Rick Douylliez, Kings Bay Chapel Chaplain Cmdr. Ted M. Fanning, Navy Region Southeast Band and the Kings Bay Navy Ceremonila Guard. A native of Manlius, N.Y., Scorby graduated from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He entered the Navy in November 1982. His early operational assignments include Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron Two and Patrol Squadron Special Projects Unit One. Scorbys shore and sta assignments include Naval Air Station Jacksonville, where he served as the commanding ofcer, and Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Energy, Installations and Environment) where he served as the executive assistant. For 38 years, Konetzni was Big Al, the Sailors Pal. e deputy commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command and the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, retired on July 17, 2004. He commanded Submarine Squadron 16 onboard NSB Kings Bay from May 1987 until July 1989. From Queens, N.Y., Konetzni made him a name in the submarine eet from Pearl Harbor to Norfolk. After graduating high school in suburban White Plains in 1962, was at the Naval Academy. He graduated with merit and later moved on to command USS Grayling (SSN-646), Submarine Squadron 16, and eventually the U.S. Submarine Force, Pacic Fleet. He is the coauthor of the book Not wearing seat belts, parking on grass, helmets targeted Imagine youre a contestant on Jeopardy. Alex Trebek reads the Final Jeopardy answer to you, Seat belt, novelty motorcycle helmets and parking on the grass. In the background, the shows theme music is playing while you contemplate your last answer. After some careful consideration, you write down your answer, remembering to put it in the form of a question. What are trac oenses that can get you a ticket? During the recent Trac Safety Council meeting, those were hot topics for discussion. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Safety and our Cape Fox instructor routinely conduct trafc surveys. Were seeing a lot of seat belt violations. e State of Georgia and Department of Defense both require drivers to use their seat belt. Have you ever seen any of the public-service announcements for seat belts on TV? Just watching bodies ying around on the inside of an automobile is frightening. Imagine if that was you or one of your loved ones. We have all seen the Click It Or Ticket campaign advertise ments on TV. If youre ticketed for a seat belt violation, you will be required to attend an 8-hour Driver Improvement Class. Failure to attend could result in your base driving privileges being revoked. Parents, ensure your children are properly belted too, seat belted that is. Georgia requires all children under the age of 8 to be properly secured in an approved car seat or booster seat while riding in passenger automobiles, vans or pickup trucks. Car seats and booster chairs must be in the rear seat, appropriate for the childs weight and height, meet all Federal standards and be installed and used in accordance with manufacturers instructions. May motorcycle safety monthMay is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, and a variety of posters and other materials are available for anyone interested in working to heighten awareness of motorcycles among drivers. In describing its mission, the NHTSA says, Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and other road users and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. e group oers these suggestions for furthering this campaign. Road users are reminded to never drive, bike or walk while distracted. Doing so can result in tragic consequences for everybody involved. A motorcycle has the same rights and privileges as any other vehicle on the roadway. Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. 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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 Sexual assault in the military is a crime and a problem that all military members at all levels will have to ght together, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said May 17. is is going to take all of us, Hagel said during a joint Pentagon news conference with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta. Hagel noted he and Dempsey, along with the service secretaries and chiefs of sta, attended an, important, pro ductive White House meeting May 16, with President Barack Obama to address the situation, which Dempsey has termed a crisis. e meeting was important, Hagel said, because It gave the president an opportunity to ask questions directly, and get the sense of this huge problem, serious problem in our military. It also allowed those military leaders to share their views with the commander in chief, Hagel said. He added all the meetings participants are committed to solving sexual assaults, noting, eres not one of these people in leadership today that wants this to be their legacy. e secretary said he spoke by phone with the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, a nine-member body mandated by Congress, four selected by members of Congress and ve by Hagel, that is charged with conducting a detailed review of factors surrounding sexual assault cases in the military. eyre all highly respected, highly regarded, experienced men and women who understand cultures, society, command, and I think its an exceptionally well-balanced group of men and women who we look to, to help us, Hagel said. He noted that there are a number of pieces of legislation pending in Congress designed to address sexual assault issues, but asked for time for the panel to do its work. I would hope that we would have some time here, everyone would have some time, to listen to what the panel comes back with, he said, and give them some time here to go in and really assess the problem. Why do we have the problem? How can we prevent the problem? What should we be doing better? Hagel noted sexual assault is a complex crime with many potential contributing factors, including popular culture, accountability and alcohol use. ere are so many dimensions to this that I dont think you can come at it in one simple way, he said. I get a lot of advice on this, and I listen to everybody. e secretary particularly emphasized listening to sexual assault victims who didnt feel their commanders were accountable enough [for victims] to be able to come forward and register a complaint, le a complaint, because they thought they would be subject to many things, and then also having no condence that anything would be done about their complaint. e secretary noted he issued guidance today on mandatory recertication and retraining for recruiters and sexual assault responders across the force. He is receiving weekly briengs on progress achieved, he said. Hagel concluded, We continue to look at every option, and we will. We have to. Every option is on the table. Dempsey said the risks inherent to military service must not include the risk of sexual assault. It betrays the trust on which our profession is founded. Its a crime that demands accountability and consequences, the general said. He noted the Joint Chiefs have spent the better part of a year implementing a campaign focused on prevention, investigation, accountability, advocacy and assessment. e emphasis on prevention is especially important, Dempsey added. As the president made clear to us yesterday, we can and must do more to change a culture that has become too complacent. Nows the time for us to recommit ourselves to our profession. Nows the time for character to be valued as much, if not more, than competence. Nows the time for moral courage at every level. ere can be no bystanders. Dempsey said during his early years in service, e Army was broken. Racial tension and drug abuse tore at the fabric of our service, he added. Todays joint service is not broken. It is in fact remarkably resilient, he said. But we have a serious problem that we must solve: aggressive sexual behavior that rips at the bond of trust that binds us together, the chairman said. He concluded, Every single member of the joint force in every unit at every level must be alert to the problem and be part of the solution. Working together, we can and will restore faith in ourselves, and the trust and faith of the American people. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Cultural, Diversity Fair June 7Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Cultural and Diversity Fair will be 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., June 7 at the tennis courts at the Fitness Complex. Navy Band Southeast Pride will play music. Cultural stage shows begin at noon. Taste e Nations Food Sampling opens at noon and is free while supplies last. Other attractions include community awareness and Navy College booths, a grill and barbecue by the Kings Bay First Class and CPO Association, plus appearences by the Bualo Soldiers, Deep Forst Native American Indians and St. Marys Submarine Museum. For participation or acess to this event, call (912) 573-3456.Bible School signup underwaye Command Religious Program of the Kings Bay Chapels Vacation Bible School runs June 24 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon daily for kindergarden through fth grade students. e theme for this years Vacation Bible School is Kingdom Rock Where Kids Stand Strong for God. Registration is through June 17. Volunteers also are needed to help. To register, sign-up to volunteer or for more program information, call the Chapel 573-4501 or visit the chapel oce.Base lost & found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil.Security issues sticker reminderIt is the policy of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay that no motor vehicle with any sticker, decal, emblem or other device containing profane or lewd words or pictures, describing sexual acts or excretory functions on parts of the human body, be allowed on base.NMCRS seeks part-time nurseNavy-Marine Corps Relief Society is seeking a part-time visiting nurse at the oce in Kings Bay. Duties are one-to-one with patients, teach ing health info/providing resource information and support to Navy and Marine Corps families, including mom/babies, retirees and combat veterans. RN license from Georgia, CPR certication or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment, valid drivers license, automobile insurance, good driving record and reliable transportation needed. Starting annual salary is $20,515 plus benets. Obtain an application and application addendum by visiting www. nmcrs.org/employ or call the NMCRS Kings Bay Oce at (912) 573-3928 or visit at 926 USS James Madison Road, Bldg. 1032.Flying models show May 25 The Kings Bay RC Modelers First Annual Field Day and RC Air Show has been resched uled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 25, weather permitting, Oakwell RC Airfield at the end of Clarks Bluff and Oakwell Road. Visit www.kingsbayrc.com for location, pictures and updates. Food and drink available on site.U10 travel soccer tryouts June 4The Camden Soccer Club will have try outs for a U10 select travel team at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, at the Camden Soccer fields. Candidate must be under the age of 10 before Aug. 1 and should have experience in playing soccer. Contact Jon Preble with any questions at jprebster@gmail.com or at (912) 322-6743. Navy Exchange has jewelry saleFrom June 5 to July 7, customers who purchase any jewelry or watch priced $399 or more and pay with a Military Star Card can take advantage of no interest, no down payment with no payments for six months. The Navy Exchange has a great selection of gold and silver jewelry, precious gemstones, diamonds and the most popular brands of watches that would be perfect for Fathers Day. The Military Star Card offers many benefits including 10 percent off the first days purchases (up to the customers credit limit), no annual fee, low interest rate and 24-hour customer service including online access. Military Star Card applications are available at any NEX. The application can be processed the same day at the NEX customer service desk. Now hear this! Stopping sexual assault takes all Defense Department constantly improving our support of our military. Two new bills have been approved in the legislator in the past year that will positively impact our military families. e Chambers annual ChickFil-A Leadercast last week had included in their program special recognition for our military. I had the opportunity to speak about Kings Bay and its impact. I shared with them the pride that our community has in the role that our military has in national security. I talked of the power in economic development that brings to our community $706,900 annually in goods and payroll and I talked about the Partnership we have with our military and community, making it a great place to live and work. Each of the attendees was given the opportunity to thank our Sailors, Marines and Coasties in post cards that were provided. I would like to share some of those comments: As an educator in Camden County for 20-plus years it has been a pleasure to teach your children. Please promote strengthening educational and resource partnerships for all our Camden County children. Our non-military/civilian students learn from your expertise and our military students are benefitted by living in a community that cares about families. Thank for your military service and sacrifice and/or your civil specie/contractor support for our community. A thank you cannot even begin to express the gratitude felt towards those of you in the military. We are so blessed to have people like you to care about our freedom and wellbeing. God Bless! anks for your contributions to our community and to our country. e time away from your family does not go unnoticed. We appreciate all that you do! God bless you and your family. On behalf of myself and my entire family, thank you for your seless commitment to protecting and securing this great nation of ours. Your sacrice and honor are a true inspiration to us all. ank you for your service to the greatest country on earth!! Just wanted to give a special shout out to sub base employees for all of your hard work and faithfulness. Our county is a much safer and peaceful place because of your eorts. May the Lord continue to bless all of the men and women for their collective eorts. High ve to the team of contractors, military, civil service employees. May you nd favor, strength, guidance, peace from above. ank you for all you do for this country. ank you Kings Bay for keeping us safe. ank you so much for your ser vice to our county, community and world. You will never truly know the impact and positive inuence you have on all of us. We are eternally grateful. I cant say thank you enough. ank you for dedicating your life and yourself to keeping this country safe. e work that is performed on base provides a tremendous service. ank you for your dedication and support in keeping our country and our community safe. Without your attention to the details that must be accomplished properly and thoroughly, this submarine base would not be as successful as it is. ank you for the service that you provide to this community and coun try. Because of what you do millions sleep well at night with minimal worries. I am sure that you have your moments and want to throw in the towel. Maintain the course, hold your head up high and get-r-done. We are depending on you. ank you for all you do. You oer a stimulus to a small town that otherwise wouldnt get it. Your time and your eorts are appreciated you are a leader in environment. ank you to all the brave men and women who sacrice so much for our country and to protect us. We care. We know you are there. Stand strong and God bless. We are so proud of you for what you do for our country. We are grateful for the positive impact you bring to our community. We cannot thank you enough. We know our lives and community are enriched because of you. ank you so much. ank you Kings Bay for being a part of our community. Sheila M. McNeill is president of e Camden Partnership and past national president of the Navy League of the United States.anks

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 Navy photos by MC3 Ashley Hedrick and MC2 Cory Rose Other photos by India Winslow and Melinda NesSmith-Picard Special Olympics Sailors and Marines volunteered at the Area 16 Georgia Special Olympics May 16, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e Special Olympics kicked o with Capt. Harvey Guey welcoming guests and a Special Olympics competitor lighting the ame to begin the games. Just seeing the athletes smile and having fun makes me feels great, said Electricians Mate 1st Class Cody Guidry, the Special Olympics coordinator for Kings Bay. I volunteered last year and saw how rewarding it was to be directly involved with the kids. e coordinator position opened up, and I made sure to take it. It was denitely worth it. Volunteers, including Sailors and Marines, buddied up with Special Olympics athletes. Over the course of the day, the athletes competed in each event, including the softball and football throw, soccer ball kick, and various types of races. Mary Chancey, a Special Olympic athlete, said that her favorite competition was the softball throw, but her favorite part of the day was reading the Athletes Oath during opening ceremony. My favorite part is just being with the athletes and being with Mary, said Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Billy Dewitt, Marys Special Olympics partner. Seeing that she is happy makes me happy. is is a great opportunity for Sailors and Marines to help out and give back. It feels good to make a dierence. Guidry said the event is a tie between the base and the community, is shows how much we care about whats going out in town, he said. We like to do it and show the community that we care and that we love to give back. In the end, the Special Olympics turned out to be an exciting event for both the volunteers and competitors. Even though it was a competition, each athlete knew they were a winner. With an achievement ribbon in hand, the Special Olympics athletes left with smiles on their faces.NSB Kings Bay hosts 17th annual Georgia Special Olympics

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Navy Adventures Unleasheds Just Try-It-Athlon is Saturday, May 25 for kids and adults at 9 a.m. at the Pool Complex. Each team of two will compete in a 100-meter inner tube swim, where each member will swim/ paddle 50 meters and run a 5K together. T-shirts for the rst 25 teams to register. Cost is $15 per two-member team. Medals for top nishers in womens, mens, mixed male & female and adult/youth teams. Tennis shoes and proper swim attire required. Register at the Fitness Complex in advance. For more details, contact NAU oce at (912) 5739869. Summer Splash Open of the Pool Complex noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 25. Free admission for all. Food is available for purchase. Music, games and activities make this a great event for family and friends. e pool will stay open until 6 p.m. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex 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 and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 to adult. For more information, call (912) 5733990. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive special code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promotions. (912) 510-5400. www.facebook.com/kingsbay dominos 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. Save tickets for prizes. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Youth Sports Summer Camps registration is 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday thorugh Friday at the Youth Center, except holidays. Cash or credit cards are needed, no checks. e cost is dierent for each camp! Johnsons Back To Basic Youth Basketball Camp ages 5 to 14 is June 17 to 21 at the Youth Center. Campers receive T-shirts. Cost is $40 for 5 to 7 age group and $50 for 8 to 14 age group. Mike Johnsons T-N-T Soccer Training Camp is June 3 to 7 for ages 13 to 17 and June 10 to 14 for ages 5 to 12, at Youth Sports Soccer Complex. Cost is $85 for 5 to 6 age group mini camp and $109 for 7 to 17 age group CCHSs Coach Moores Volleyball Camp is July 8 to 9 and July 10 to 11, with both camps for ages 8 to 16, at Youth Center. Cost is $50 per camper. For more information, call the Youth Sports Oce at (912) 573-8202 Free movies for kids Mays free movies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m., Dr Seuss: The Lorax May 23, Gnomeo and Juliet May 24, Aliens in the Attic May 25 and 26, Wreckit Ralph May 27, Brave May 28, Monsters vs. Aliens May 29, Mr. Poppers Penguins May 30 and The Odd Life of Timothy Green May 31. Movie Under the Stars at the tennis courts at dusk May 18 is Marvel: The Avengers. 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 to watch the movie, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information on whats playing, call (912) 573-4548. Summer Camp at the Youth Center Camp is for children in kindergar ten through age 12 and runs May 22 through Aug. 7. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Call for spots. To have your child attend camp at the Youth Center, you must have your most recent Leave and Earnings Statement pay stub for sponsor and spouse, or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certificate must be avail able for confirmation of age. Single/dual military par ents must provide depen dent care form at time of registration and Individual Augmenteess must provide orders. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided. No outside food is authorized. Cost is based on total family income. For more information call (912) 573-2380.Time for sports camps Just about kids Liberty call Just Try-It-Athlon is Saturday MWR Sports room to maneuver safely. Do not share the lane. Motorcycles are small and may be dicult to see. A motorcycle has a much smaller prole than a vehicle, which can make it more dicult to judge the speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle. Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with trac. is allows the motorcyclist to anticipate trac ow and nd a safe lane position. Remember that a motorcyclist can be hid den in a vehicles blind spot or missed in a quick look due to its smaller size. Always make a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before enter ing or leaving a lane of trac and at intersections. Dont be fooled by a ashing turn signal on a motorcycle. Motorcycle signals may not be selfcanceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them o. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed. Remember that road conditions that are minor annoyances to motorists can pose major hazards to motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders may change speed or adjust position within a lane suddenly in reaction to road and trac conditions such as potholes, gravel, wet or slippery surfaces, pavement seams, railroad crossings and grooved pavement. Allow more following distance, three or four seconds, following a motorcycle so the motorcycle rider has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emergency. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars. For more information from the National Safety Council, visit www.nsc.org/ Pages/MotorcycleSafety AwarenessMonth.aspx If you have questions or need assistance installing a child seat, contact Fleet Family Service Center or your local re department. With the exception of the monsoon rains we experienced earlier this month, this has been perfect weather for motorcycles. For active duty riders and passengers, and civilian riders riding on any military installation, the following Personnel Protective Equipment is required: A Department of Transportation-approved helmet, securely fastened under the chin Eye protection Long sleeves and pants Full-finger gloves And, over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear. Recent motorcycle PPE violations onboard Kings Bay have included wearing novelty helmets, Plus riders leaving the base in short sleeve T-shirts and tennis shoes. Riders attempting to come onboard may nd themselves being turned away from the gate, while riders onboard may be cited for PPE violations and required to attend DIP. One nal thought for active duty riders. If you are injured in an accident and not wearing all of your PPE, you may be found outside of the line of duty when they do the mishap investigation. Are you willing to accept those consequences? e topic of parking on the grass brought about much discussion. MACS Travis Bailey of Kings Bay Security said beginning June 1 drivers will be cited for parking in the grass. e two areas this is routinely happening are at the gym and TRF parking lot. With few exceptions drivers parking in the grass will be ticketed. Drivers will be allowed to park in the grass during recreational events, for example, attending ball games, functions at Lake D, hunting or shing. One last note from issues the Trac Safety Council dealt with sidewalks. Kings Bay Safety had received several phone calls related to trips and falls. Call Kings Bay Safety at 573-0414 to report unsafe sidewalk conditions. Pedestrians are asked to stay on the sidewalks while traveling about the base and in housing areas. Avoid taking short cuts. ere are numerous storm drains throughout the base that could become trip or fall hazards to the unsuspecting pedestrian, especially at night. We often talk about drivers being distracted when they are behind the wheel. Studies are showing pedestrians are just has guilty. ere are lots of funny but not to the person involved YouTube videos of people walking into things as a result of being engrossed in text conversation or playing a game while walking. Cognitive psychologists Daniel Simons and Christopher Chabris detailed in a 1999 study how people can focus so hard on something that they become blind to the unexpected, even when staring right at it. When one develops inattentional blindness, as this eect is called, it becomes easy to miss details when not looking out for them. Your prize for getting the Final Jeopardy question correct is if you follow these instructions and regulations, you should not end up in a Driver Improvement Class.Trac Motorcycle 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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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, May 28. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.OCONUS Smooth Move Plus Kids upcomingSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relocations and transfers, covering the new Defense Personel Property System Web site, transportation, travel pay, allowances, important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation ser vices. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend within six months of their transfer date. Plus, while attending the workshop, children of attendees ages 7 to 12 will learn about the relocation process, how it affects them and what to look forward to, as to ease the transition. The workshop will be 6 to 8 p.m., May 28. For details and registration, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training require ments when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special con cerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of exper tise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty person nel. Anger management seminar May 29Anger 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, May 29. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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 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. May 28 to 31. Registration is required by call ing 573-4512.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. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops I routinely hear adults halfjokingly comment that they are undecided on what I want to do when I grow up. It may be a chief petty ofcer preparing to transition from the military whose career path was largely determined by a recruiter 20 years ago. It could be a military spouse who has built a career upon his or her rst job in a family business or completed a training or degree program, but who hasnt found real job satisfaction yet. Or, it could be the high school or college student with a world of choices and little real world experience to call upon when deciding upon degrees in a college catalog or job titles on www.indeed. com. As someone entering, reentering or changing directions in the workforce, you may be searching for tools and advice to narrow your choices and identify employment elds that are good bets for your combination of interests, skills and values. Various career assessment instruments have been developed and are available for self-directed use or by working with a career counselor. Numerous, and sometimes wide-ranging, career elds rated highly for an individuals likely success and satisfaction will make the list, but factors such as educational requirements, opportunity levels, and work setting may eliminate some of the occupations. Career decisions are inuenced by the unique combination of a persons current circumstances that will almost certainly change over time. A career that interests you today may have one or more signicant barriers to entry, but become a viable option when you can relocate or once you complete a training program. Keep in mind that no single test or questionnaire exists that can accurately identify the single, best job for you. Career counseling professionals recommend using more than one assessment to ensure your results validity. Results from career assessments are not meant to be an absolute answer to which job you should pursue, but can provide you with suggestions for further exploration. Many of the online assessments are fee-based or oer only limited results free of charge. Quintessential Careers denes career assessment terminology and evaluates the usefulness of free and inexpensive online career assessments atwww.quintca-Let FFSC help in career planning Command at Sea. Kings Bays 35th Anniversary with Morale, Welfare and Recreation fun continues Friday, May 24, with a NEX & DeCA Carnival of Savings Weekend. And, nally, Saturday, May 25 is Navy Adventures Unleasheds Just Try-ItAthlon for kids and adults alike, starting at 9 a.m. at the Pool Complex. To make the week-long party complete, MWR welcomes in the summer by opening of the Pool Complex with Summer Splash Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. For all details about events listed, visit MWR Kings Bay on facebook at www.facebook.com/ mwrkingsbay or call MWR (912) 573-2538. Michael Foutch contributed to this report. anyone else the ups and downs of military life. You know youre a Military Spouse when: You know all the last names of who your husband works with and no clue what their rst names are. You go weeks without hearing from, talking to or seeing your spouse and only start to worry when it starts hitting the twomonth mark. Your kids are all born in dierent states. You still nd colorful little moving tags on various pieces of furniture even though its been two years since you PCSed. You own at least one I Love My Service Member T-shirt, bumper sticker or purse. You use so many acronyms when talking about your day that those outside of the military community have no idea what you are saying. You can unpack an entire house in less than a week ... or your garagestillhas unopened boxes and you moved in over a year ago. You save voicemails from your spouse, so you can hear his/her voice any time. You have two anniversaries the Justice of the Peace anniversary and your wedding anniversary. You dont own anybluepens because you are very aware that you can only useblackpens when lling out anything for the military. You have an expired Texas license, with a Florida address and you live in North Dakota! Our military spouses are a vital part of communities across America and around the world. Spouse35th THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 7

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Would you believe that nearly 35 years ago, gas was only 63 cents per gallon or that the average cost of rent was $260? If you stopped at the supermarket, you could buy bacon and a dozen of eggs for less than two bucks. 1978 seems to be a good year, even though it was a decade before my time. You had the first ever cellular mobile phone introduced and Space Invaders appeared in arcades, launching a craze for computer video games. 1978 was also a great year for movies, like Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, all showing in movie theaters around the world. 1978 was the year the Navy made Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay its home, and this week marks the 35th anniversary. Here where others were in 1978. Up eriscope with MC3 Ashley Hedrick Gary Lance TRF, TTF Retired Lakewood, Colo. I was on the West Coast, stationed on the USS Florida as the Department Chief of combat systems. Glenn Bryant Retired Teacher Folkston I was in the ROTC program, but I couldnt join because of health issues. Jose Ocasio Naval Station Mayport Police Department Puerto Rico I was a specialist in the Army. I was an infantryman at Fort Hood, Texas. Marie Keim-Wilbanks Navy Exchange Chicago I was in my second year of college at Illinois State, getting my degree in business management. Regina Clemons Navy Exchange Annapolis, Md. I lived in Annapolis, Maryland. And, I got divorced that year. Best time of my life! Samuel Santiago Naval Station Mayport Police Department Puerto Rico I was an unrated seaman aboard the USS Cunningham. Kings Bay Sailors of the Year THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 9

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Navy College information reers.com/online_assess ment_review.html. Snapshot results from brief questionnaires are available at www.princetonreview.com/careersafter-college.aspx. Its free, but requires user registration at h2h.jobs/assessment. e CareerScope interest and aptitude assessment is available by appointment at Department of Labor Career Centers. Contact the Kings Bay Ofce at 406 Osborne St. in St. Marys or call (912) 6736942. e Navy College Oce at Kings Bay oers a Kuder Journey career assessment tool specically designed for the military. Assessment results are used by Navy College professionals during consultation on your education plan. For more information or to schedule an appointment e-mail nco.kingsbay@navy.mil or call 5734527. A tutorial on using the assessment is available at ww2.kuder.com/Content/ Videos/Portal/DANTES/ DANTES-Assessments. html. Career Support and Retention sta from the Kings Bay Fleet and Family Support Center obtained Job & Career Transition coach certication through the Career Development Network last year. Career assessments can be used during individual appointments or with small groups. Participants will be guided through simple activities to sort and rank preferences using card decks and workbooks. Results from the separate tools are interpreted in combination as a prole of strengths, diculties and recommendations to increase eectiveness, as well as correlated occupations. To register for the next Career Assessment Workshop, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, call 573-4513. e workshop is also available ondemand for groups of four to 12 participants.Career Sexual assault in the force constitutes a crisis in the military, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta said May 15. Were losing the condence of the women who serve that we can solve this prob lem, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey told reporters as he returned from NATO meetings in Brussels. ats a crisis. Dempsey has actively been researching this issue since he became the Armys Training and Doctrine Command chief in 2008. e chairman still cannot articulate what 10 years of war has done to the force, but he does think the increase in sexual assaults, the rise in suicides, and the increase in instances of misconduct and indiscipline are in some way related. is is not to make excuses, he said. We should be better than this. In fact, we have to be better than this. All of the Joint Chiefs share his concern, Dempsey said, which was why the chiefs issued direction to the Joint Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in May 2012. ats why we are very open to some of these legislative recommendations on changing the [Uniform Code of Military Justice], he said. I just want to make sure I understand the secondand third-order of eects of them. Meanwhile, the service branches are studying the eects of multiple and prolonged deployments on their military members.Dempsey: Sexual assault a crisis Missiles bad for Syria Russias planned delivery of advanced anti-ship missiles and the S-300 air defense system to Syria is at the very least an unfortunate decision that will embolden the regime and prolong the suering, said Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey during a Pentagon news conference May 17. e chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta went on to call the decision ill-timed and very unfortunate. Dempsey, speaking alongside Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, said the United States continues to try to nd a way for the United States and Russia to work together to end the Syrian civil war. One of the primary reasons that Secretary of State John Kerry went to Moscow was to nd some intersection 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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Pre-Commissioning Unit Minnesota (SSN 783), the nations newest and most advanced nuclear-powered attack submarine, moored May 16 at Huntington Ingalls Industrys Newport News Shipbuilding following its successful completion of Alpha and Bravo sea trials. Testing evolutions completed during Alpha sea trials included diving to test depth, conducting an emergency surfacing, and testing the submarines propulsion plant to evaluate the ships seaworthiness and operational performance. Bravo trials consisted of testing Minnesotas acoustic performance and combat systems. e tenth ship of the Virginia-class, Minnesota is scheduled to be delivered approximately one year earlier than its contract delivery date. Starting in August of 2008 with USS New Hampshire (SSN 778), the last ve boats have been delivered early, and all Virginia-class submarines currently under construction are scheduled to be delivered prior to their contract delivery dates. Minnesota is commanded by Cmdr. John Fancher, a native of Hammond, Ind., who reected on the transformation he has seen with his crew from initial construction of the attack submarine to the recent completion of sea trials. I could not be more proud of the crew. e events required during sea trials are some of the most demanding tasks a submarine can be asked to do, Fancher said. All our preparation and training really paid o. I also cannot say enough about the support from the entire Sea Trials Team. eir insight and experience was vital to Minnesotas success. Capt. David Goggins, Virginia Class Program Manager reected on the completion of the Alpha and Bravo Sea Trials. PCU Minnesotas successful run through Alpha and Bravo Trials is indicative of the quality and dedication of the crew and our Navy/shipbuilding team, Goggins said. Minnesota continues the Virginia Class trend of delivering these outstanding assets to the eet early to contract, within budget, and ready for operational tasking. Rear Adm. Ken Perry, Commander, Submarine Group Two participated in Minnesotas Alpha trials as Ocer in Tactical Command and praised Fancher and his crew for their performance. I want to commend Cmdr. John Fancher and his ofcers and crew for completing this major milestone very successfully, said Perry, who also recognized the integral partnership between the shipbuilders Newport News and General Dynamic Electric Boat and support from Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Reactors, PEO Submarines and stakeholders throughout the Navy and industry who have designed, built and delivered this most modern attack submarine for the nation. Virginia-class submarines are built under a unique teaming arrangement between General Dynamics Electric Boat and Newport News Shipbuilding. Perry further reected on the success of the Virginiaclass program and its ability to deliver these state-ofthe-art warships ahead of schedule and under budget. Minnesotas sea trials are a testament to the success of the Virginia-class programs ability to deliver highquality and extremely capable boats early and on cost, Perry said. Minnesota is the third ship to be named after the state, with the last one being more than a century ago. e attack submarine is the last of the block II Virginia-class submarines and is in the nal stages of construction and testing at Newport News Shipbuilding. Construction began in February 2008, and the keel was authenticated in May 2011. e boat was christened Oct. 27, 2012. Virginia-class submarines are built to dominate the worlds littoral and deep waters while conducting antisubmarine; anti-surface ship; strike; special operation forces; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions. eir inherent stealth, endurance, repower, and sensor suite directly enable them to support ve of the six Maritime Strategy Core Capabilities sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security, and deterrence.New submarine passes sea trialsof interests in the Middle East, Hagel said. e secretary said there is a real danger that the war could spill over Syrias borders and ignite the entire region. What we dont want to see happen is for Syria to erupt to a point where we may nd a regional war, he said. We continue to work with the Russians and do everything we can to convince the powers in the region to be careful with escalation of military options and equipment.Missiles THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 11

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X-47B rst touch-and-go e Navys X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstrator (UCASD) has begun touch and go landing operations aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) May 17. For UCAS-D, this represents the most signicant technology maturation of the program. Ship relative navigation and precision touchdown of the X-47B are critical technology elements for all future Unmanned Carrier Aviation (UCA) aircraft. Don Blottenberger, UCAS-D Deputy Program manager, commented, is landing, rubber hitting deck, is extremely fullling for the team and is the culmination of years of relative navigation development. Now, we are set to demonstrate the nal pieces of the demonstration. Earlier in the week, the UCAS-D test team and CVN 77 worked together to successfully complete the rst ever launch of an unmanned aircraft from an aircraft carrier proving the importance of introducing unmanned aviation into the already powerful arsenal of aircraft squadrons. We are proud to be a part of another historic rst for Naval Aviation. e landing was spot-on and its impressive to witness the evolution of the Carrier Air Wing, said Capt. Brian E. Luther, Commanding Ocer USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) e various launch and landing operations of the X-47B on the ight deck of George H. W. Bush signify historic events for naval aviation history. ese demonstrations display the Navys readiness to move forward with unmanned carrier aviation operations. Capt. Jaime Engdahl, program manager for Unmanned Combat Air Systems program oce, said, When we operate in a very dynamic and harsh carrier environment, we need networks and communication links that have high integrity and reliability to ensure mission success and provide precise navigation and placement of an unmanned vehicle. Today, we have demonstrated this with the X-47B, and we will continue to demonstrate, consistent, reliable, repeatable touchdown locations on a moving carrier ight deck, he continued. is precision relative navigation technology is key to ensuring future unmanned systems can operate o our aircraft carriers. e UCAS-D program plans to conduct shorebased arrested landings of the X-47B at NAS Patuxent River in the coming months before nal carrier-based arrestments later in 2013. George H.W. Bush is cur rently conducting training operations in the Atlantic Ocean, strengthening the Navys forward operating and war ghting ability. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, May 23, 2013 13 e Navys mission is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression and maintaining freedom of the seas. e mission of a Navy Master-At-Arms is to ensure the success of that mission by providing force protection for naval assets worldwide. Established nearly 40 years ago in July 1973, the MA rate was only open to those in pay grades E-6 and above. Individuals in the E-5 pay grade could apply, but only if they were selected for advancement to E-6 or held substantial qualications related to police work. To inaugurate and augment this newly established rate, the Navy selected 486 of the eets top Sailors from a eld of 2,560 applicants. Retired Warrant Ocer and Vietnam War veteran, Alan Johnson, was among the 486 Sailors chosen to cross over and serve as a Navy MA. Back then, we basically went through the Air Forces Law Enforcement course, but much of what we did learn came from on-the-job training, Johnson said. Really, the Navy was not sure [at that time] what it was going to do with MAs and what they were supposed to do. Because the required Navy training was similar to the Law Enforcement Specialists course taught by the Air Force, the Navy approved training to commence at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Preceding the tragic attack on the USS Cole (DDG 67) in 2000 and the events of September 11, 2001, the role of the Navy MA was centric to law enforcement. However, mission capabilities for a Navy MA today are vastly dierent. In the years following 9/11, the MA rate retained its law enforcement functions, but also become more security/reaction force capable, said Retired Master Chief MasterAt-Arms Robert Burgett. Burgett is also the Center for Security Forces Course Curriculum Model Manager for the Navys MA A School. Today, MA personnel serve in a wide range of mission areas that cross the entire Navy spectrum and demands highly trained and skilled professionals to execute. Whether serving as part of the Coastal Riverine Force, performing Detainee Operations, or teaming with a Military Working Dog, the 21st Century Navy MA is one of the most diverse and in demand rates in the eet. In response to the increased demand for MA personnel, the Naval Education and Training Command has graduated more than 15,000 Sailors from its MA A school within the last eight years. is is a notable milestone in light of the ratings low manning levels prior to the events of 9/11, which was about 1000 Sailors in all. e rates highest peak in manning occurred in 2007 when over 13,000 MAs were serving eet wide. Today, that gure stands slightly above 10,000 Sailors, Burgett said. For those Sailors desiring to serve as a Navy MA, the Naval Technical Training Center at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas is their rst stop. ere, Sailors attend A school, an intense sevenweek course of instruction where students receive training in the areas of Anti-Terrorism, Security Force Fundamentals, weapons prociency, Basic Law Enforcement and much more. e school has approximately 140 military, civilian, and contract support personnel. It has upwards of some 300 students on deck at any given time spanning throughout the seven weeks of training. We provide students with apprenticeship level training that serves as the bedrock for their transition into the Naval Security Forces program, said Naval Technical Training Center Commanding Ocer, Cmdr. Lee Alexander. Some of the more challenging aspects of the training include direct contamination by Oleoresin Capsicum, unarmed self-defense, small arms qualications, and tactical team movements. Each block of instruction focuses on safety, proper technique, and practical application of security force capabilities, Alexander said. All classes culminate in the Crisis Intervention and Tactical Team Movements blocks of instruction. In this phase of training, students are required to critically think in high stress situations and respond to a conict or crisis by bringing the situation under control, setting a perimeter, and resolving the scenario. Alexander went on to explain that at graduation, students are given their badge and reminded that its size is big enough to be seen by those needing assistance and by those who must yield to its authority. It is also small enough that no one can hide behind because a Navy MA is one who enforces the rules and regulations of the Navy and is therefore, held to a higher standard. Navy MAs can also earn civilian certications and licenses that correspond to their military work experience, training, and career goals. ese credentialing opportunities are available through the Navys Credentialing Opportunities Online program. From October 2007 to May 2012, the Navy funded 18,619 certications for MA personnel at a cost of more than $6.2M. is is the cumulative dollar amount of what these Sailors would have paid outof-pocket to attain these certications in the civilian sector. e MA community is currently the leading user of Navy COOL as a voluntary professional and career development tool, said Retired Master Chief Master-At-Arms and current Center for Security Forces Master-At-Arms Programs Manager, Jose Bautista. e highest levels of participation occur between the E-4 and E-6 pay grades and the overall passing rate for E-1 through E-9 is near perfect at 99.4 percent. Another professional and career development tool available for MAs is participation in the United Services Military Apprenticeship Program that provides opportunity to improve their job skills and to complete their civilian apprenticeship requirements while they are on active duty. e Department of Labor provides the nationally recognized Certicate of Completion upon program completion. ose available apprenticeships include Police Ocer l, Corrections Specialist, Security Specialist, Master Homeland Security Specialist, Protective Service Specialist, Armory Technician, and on the horizon for 2013 is the Criminal Investigator Apprenticeship. ese apprenticeships are extraordinary opportunities for MA personnel to not only broaden their military career, but also having a DOL Certicate of Completion is a denite advantage in getting better civilian jobs since employers know the value of apprenticeships, Bautista said. What was once a rate seemingly destined to slip quietly into the archives of naval history prior to 9/11 is now a vital element in the successful execution of the Navy Maritime Strategy. ese men and women are the security professionals of the eet the Navy Master-At-Arms. Master-At-Arms rate continues to evolve

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