The Kings Bay periscope


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The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
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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Measures include involuntary RIFs, modernization haltIf sequestration continues into scal year 2014, the Defense Department will be forced to consider involuntary reductions-inforce for the civilian workforce, draconian cuts to military personnel accounts and a virtual halt to military modernization, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a letter to Senate leaders July 10. e senators had requested detailed information on how continued sequestration could aect the military. In the letter, Hagel detailed the Plan B the department must confront if Congress does not pass legislation that averts sequestration in scal 2014. If the process continues, DOD will be forced to cut $52 billion more from the budget that year. Hagel stressed in the letter that he fully supports President Barack Obamas scal 2014 budget request and noted that if sequestration remains in eect, the size, readiness and technological superiority of our military will be reduced, placing at much greater risk the countrys ability to meet our current national security commitments. Congress gave DOD some exibility to handle the cuts need for scal 2013, but more than 650,000 DOD civilians must still be furloughed without pay for 11 days. However, the cuts in 2014 are too great even for exibility within accounts to handle. DOD hopes to avoid furloughs in 2014, the defense secretary said, but if sequestration remains in eect, DOD will have to consider involuntary reductions-in-force to reduce civilian personnel costs. Readiness has already been diminished this year, Hagel said, and it will continue to decline if sequestration continues in 2014. Hiring freezes will also continue and facilities maintenance funds will further erode, he added. If the sequestration mechanism is applied to military personnel funding, DOD could accommodate the required reductions only by putting into place an extremely severe package of military personnel actions including halting all accessions, ending all permanent-changeof-station moves, stopping discretionary bonuses and freezing all promotions, Hagel wrote. He called on Congress to work with the department to avoid sequestration in scal 2014 and to approve the presidents defense budget request. e presidents budget request slows military pay raises and raises fees for some military re tirees health care. It also looks to retire older Air Force and Navy assets and calls for a new base re alignment and closure program. If the cuts continue, the department will have to make sharp cuts with far-reaching consequences, including limiting combat power, reducing readiness and undermining the national security interests of the United States, Hagel said. Up Periscope You call the shots on Sports Center Page 9 July Fourth A look back at Independence Day Pages 4, 5 25 mph tops Kings Bay Traffic Safety addresses LSVs Page 2 Check us out Online! USS Florida earns honor Obama looking aheadPresident reviewing options for post-2014 force in AfghanistanPresi dent Barack Obama is reviewing options from his national security team on what the possible U.S. footprint in Afghanistan will look like after 2014, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said July 9. e president has the time and space to make the decision, Little told reporters at the Pentagon. Any potential U.S. military presence beyond 2014 will focus on two basic missions: targeting Roaring to go Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta said July 10. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said that solid leadership at all levels is crucial to meeting the challenges sequestration imposes. Sequestration is set to add $500 billion in budget cuts to the department over 10 years on top of $487 billion in cuts already planned. He spoke as furloughs kicked in for about 700,000 civilian DOD employees. About 85 percent of them are being furloughed one day a week through the end of the scal year, a total of 11 days. About 90 days ago, I sent a short video out to the eld as the reality of sequestration came upon us the day it was signed into law, he said. I asked you at that time to help us lead our way through this period of uncertainty, and you have. I also want to come to you today because its the day after some of our civilian teammates began furloughs, an outcome that I nd both discouraging and disappointing. But again, I look around and I see that you are leading your way through this. My commitment to you is that well do the same here in the Pentagon, he continued. Sequestrations eects are delayed, but they are starting to become apparent especially in readiness, Dempsey said. ose eects will deepen, and they will be Hagel details plan if sequestration ongoing Dempsey calls on DOD to act Kings Bay sub gets environmental award for hazmat handling e Ohio-class guided missile submarine USS Florida (SSGN 728) was awarded rst place in an environmental quality program for their hazardous material handling July 11 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Florida took the rst-place Chief of Naval Operations Environmental Award for Environmental Quality, Small Ship award. It is truly an honor for the entire combined Florida teams hard work in the area of environmen tal quality and hazardous material control to be recognized with the CNOs award, said Capt. David Kirk, USS Florida (SSGN 728) (Gold) commanding ocer who accepted the award on behalf of both crews. Our Supply Departments leadership helped the entire crew recognize how important this area is to overall sustain ability. rough out scal year 2012, Floridas crew managed 354 hazardous material atmosphere containment con It is truly an honor for the entire combined Florida teams hard work ... Capt. David Kirk USS Florida Gold


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013 THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Commissary closed Mon.-Tue.Due to the Department of Defense mandated furlough of civil service employees, the Kings Bay Commissary will be closed Mondays and Tuesdays throughout the duration of the furlough. e Commissary will return to regular hours of operations when the furlough ends. If you have questions, call 573-3133.Ship Shape sessions start July 25Ship Shape, a nutrition and weight management class, starts July 25 at the Fitness Center. e 8-week course meets 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., once a week. Topics include serving sizes, nutritent, tness, calories, food labels, food diaries, emotional eating and dining out. Open to active duty, adult dependents and retirees, call Health Promotions at 573-4731 to enroll or for more information.AFAMC has wash, poker rune Armed Forces of America Motorcycle club Georgia Chapter will have a car and bike wash, plus its 15th annual 41 for Freedom Poker Run to benet the Navy-Mainre Corps Relief Soci ety. e wash is noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 at 980 e. King Ave., Kingsland. e poker run is Sat., Aug. 17, starting with registration at 4 p.m. at the USS Bancroft Memorial. Cost is $10 per hand. For more information on either, call (912) 510-8494. Red Cross seeking volunteerse American Red Cross has reopened its oce onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, on the rst oor of the Flucky Hall at 1063 USS Tennessee Ave. Oce hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through ursday. Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more about Red Cross services can call Susan Van Dyke at (912) 573-3939 or Kathie Perkins at (912) 265-1695.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, 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. Starting annual salary is $20,515 plus benets. Obtain an application and appli cation addendum by visiting employ or call the NMCRS Kings Bay Oce at (912) 573-3928 or visit at 926 USS James Madi son Road, Bldg. 1032.Exchange offers electronics dealFrom July 10 to July 23, Navy Exchange customers will have no down payment, no interest and no payments for 360 days when using their Military Star Card to purchase any computer, TV, home theater system or camera bundle valued at $699 or more. 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.Emergency pet foster folks soughtIn the event of a mandatory hurricane evacuation, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, which regulates the Humane Society, will not allow animals to remain at the Shelter; therefore, they must evacuate. The shelter is recruiting Hurricane Foster Volunteers. Contact the Shelter for more information at 912-729-7141 or its Web site at Now hear this! Whether you stay in the military a few years or make it a career, chances are you will be moving a few times in your lifetime. For renters, careful planning prevents heavy deductions of your deposit with your landlord after you have moved out. ese tips will help you avoid common pitfalls. Before you sign the dotted line First, if you are a prospective tenant, you may consider having a legal assistance attorney review your lease before you sign it. Sometimes unscrupulous landlords try to sneak in items such as waiver of your military rights through an early termination fee, they may make you responsible for some landscaping or require you to have the carpets professionally cleaned. e last two provisions are not illegal, but the point is to be informed so you avoid unpleasant surprises with your lease obligations. See if there is a military clause within your lease. If you sign a year-long lease, but you are moving due to military or deployment orders for at least 90 days, you may break the lease with proper written notice. Keep a copy of your lease. As soon as you get the orders, you need to provide your landlord with a copy and state that you are terminating your lease. is notice may be delivered by hand, private business carrier or mailed, return receipt requested, to the address designated by the landlord. If you have an e-mail address for your landlord, I recommend emailing the written notice with the orders as well in case your return receipt gets misplaced during your move. e bottom line is oral notice is insucient and does not require the landlord to let you out of the lease. When is the notice of termination eective? Lets say you have a year-long lease from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31. Lets assume that the rst day of the lease is the rst day of the month. Once proper notication has been provided to the landlord, the eective date of termination for a property lease that requires monthly payments of rent is 30 days after the rst date on which the next rental payment is due. If you give written notice, with your orders, on July 1, then you only will have to pay for July; 30 days after July 1 is July 31. But if you wait until July 2 to give written notice, under the SCRA your notice is eective Aug. 1, and you are responsible until Aug. 31. is is an additional month of nancial liability for just a days delay. Finally, dont forget about providing notice to the utility companies and paying o those as well. What if I can do I dont have orders? Understand that the landlord doesnt need to legally let you out of the lease without your orders. But dont lose heart. First, see if state law oers you additional protections. Some states may allow you to break your lease with other ocial military documentation, such a letter from your commanding ocer. If state law doesnt help, its still worth talking to the landlord. Some are reasonable and willing to accommodate service members. But the bottom line is that they are concerned about their regular income, i.e. rent, coming in. If you are able to nd a reputable tenant to replace you, and ask the landlord for permission rst, you stand a better chance of getting out of your lease. Keep in mind if this tenant defaults on the lease, the landlord may still be able to come after you for the rest of the rent. So choose wisely. Prove how nice the rental looked when you left by taking pictures. Finally, on the day you move out, take pictures of how you left your Maximize your rental deposit return Legal Assistance e Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder invites the public to participate in its Take the Step campaign. Every day of the year, we should focus on assisting those who have served our nation, said Secretary of Veterans Aairs Eric K. Shinseki. We take special care to help Veterans with PTSD. e VA is a leader in providing state-of-the-art, highquality mental health care that improves and saves veterans lives. PTSD treatment can help, and there is hope for recovery for veterans who need mental health services. VA provides eective PTSD treatment for veterans and conducts extensive research on PTSD, including prevention of stress disorders. Veterans are encouraged to use VAs PTSD resources so they are able to recognize symptoms and seek help if the need arises. VA also encourages veterans to share what they learn with someone they know to build awareness and support systems. Following exposure to trauma, most people experience stress reactions but many do not develop PTSD. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. But if stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, VA encourages veterans to seek help to determine if PTSD may be a factor. Many barriers keep people with PTSD from seeking the help they need, said Dr. Matthew Friedman, executive director of VAs National Center for PTSD. Knowledge and awareness, however, are key to overcoming these barriers. For those living with PTSD, knowing there are treatments that work, for example, can lead them to seek needed care. Greater public awareness of PTSD can help reduce the stigma of this mental health problem and overcome negative stereotypes that may keep many people from pursuing treatment. To become involved, sign up for the PTSD Monthly Update on the VA Web site. Stay up on new information about PTSD and trauma year round. On June 3, VA announced it had hired a total of 1,607 mental health clinical providers to meet the goal of 1,600 new mental health professionals outlined in the presidents Aug. 31, 2012, executive order. Additionally, VA had hired 2,005 mental health clinical providers to ll existing vacancies, as well as 318 new peer specialists towards the specic goal of 800 peer specialists by Dec. 31 as outlined in the executive order. roughout the summer, VA will hold mental health summits at each of its 152 medical centers across the nation to establish and enhance positive working relationships with their community partners. e summits will help encourage community engagement in order to better address and understand the broad mental health care needs of veterans and their families. For more information about PTSD, professionals and the public can go to e National Center for PTSD Web site at e site oers resources such as: PTSD Coach mobile app, this award-winning app provides symptom-management strategies and its always with you when you need it. Continuing education opportunities for providers, including PTSD 101 courses, on the best practic es in PTSD treatment (CEs/CMEs oered). AboutFace: An online video gallery of Veterans talking about PTSD and how treatment can turn your life around.VA focused to help those with PTSD Veterans Aairs Being an avid motorcycle rider there are two things I really enjoy doing riding and eating. Im a food junkie Ill admit it. My favorite programs are Diners, DriveIns and Dives Man vs. Food and Chopped. I particularly like Chopped. If you havent seen it, four cooks or chefs have to create an appetizer, entree or dessert from items in a mystery bas ket. Trust me when I say there really are some o the wall ingredients. Chefs have to create a wonderful meal before the clock runs out. e chef with the worst meal gets chopped and doesnt get to compete in the next round. Heres the mystery parts ingredients a bunch of engineers got one day: a solar panel, an enclosed golf cart frame, a gas engine just a hair bigger than your lawn mower and a limitation of not being able to exceed 25 mph. So your challenge is what would you build? And for a little incentive the government might be interested in the nal product. As budgets started getting tight several years ago, the General Services Administration began buying GREENVANs. You might have seen them on the road. the Navy considers them Low Speed Vehicles. ese sporty vehicles are being seen more and more on our roads, they meet all Department of Transportation requirements for the road. ere is one small problem with them. ey are slow. Literature on these ne pieces of machinery indicates they are governed at 25 mph. ey are supposed to have slow moving vehicle triangles on them. ese will be added in the near future. All roadway users need to be on the lookout for these LSV. If you run into, guratively that is, on the road, pass with care provided passing is authorized on that stretch of road. Take care passing Low Speed Vehicles Kings Bay Trac Safety


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dicult to overcome, the chairman said. Once again though, it will take solid leadership and communications as we try to understand what we can accomplish and what we cannot. Sequestration is illogical, but it is the law, Dempsey said, and the department will, of course, follow it. We will do the best we can with it, he said. Well articulate the consequences and well work our way, hopefully, toward a better outcome. trol line item inventories. e crew also ensured 240 stock and work center inventories were properly managed and decreased excess hazardous material by 50-percent. e award, sponsored by the CNO Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, was presented via Video Tele Conference (VTC) ceremony at the Pentagon and was the rst time the awards ceremony has ever been held via VTC. It shows that sustainability comes in a lot of dierent forms and it happens around the world around the clock, said Vice Adm. Philip Cullom, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, said of the virtual award ceremony. Its also really environ mentally smart, so were trying to live it as well as just talk about what weve been doing, aecting and changing the way we do our business in an entirely dierent way, said Cullom. Based on the cost of last years ceremony, presenting the awards virtually saved more than $200,000 and signicantly reduced the events environmental footprint. e CNO Environmental Awards program that began in 1994 recognizes exceptional environmental stewardship by Navy ships, installations and people. By presenting these awards the Navy recognizes organization, individuals, and team who have made signicant contributions in environmental areas. What you do is amazingly important, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, addressing the award winners. You ensure that we can train, and that we have good relationships with our neighbors, civic groups and governments. We have to do this right, show our responsibility and take care of the environment. irty winners were selected in 11 award categories. Competition categories include: Natural Resources Conservation, Cultural Resources Management, Environmental Quality, Sustainability, Environmental Restoration, Environmental Excellence in Weapon System Acquisition and Environmental Planning. A complete list of winners along with their submission packages can be found at this link: http:// vironment/awards/cnoenvironmental-awards/ fy12-winners/ rental and e-mail them to your landlord and yourself. If your lease requires landscaping, take pictures of this as well. Countless tenants say they left their rental in spotless condition but have no proof to back this up. Taking pictures will avoid your word against your landlord if he or she comes back with a heavy deduction from your deposit. If possible, do a walk-through with your landlord. In conclusion, give your landlord a copy of your orders with your written notice of termination by certied mail and/or email. If orders are not yet available, see if state law allows you to break the lease with other military documentation, such as a letter from your CO. Keep a copy of this along with the original lease and take pictures on the day you vacate. is proof will help you dispute allegations from your landlord. You can also request further descriptions and/ or proof if the deductions are vague, or you may have to ultimately le in small claims court if the matter cannot be resolved. By following these steps, you will be better prepared and will hopefully avoid these diculties altogether. RentDempsey Florida 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013


Anger management seminar July 31Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, July 31. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting July 22The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting is scheduled to be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., July 22. For more information, contact at 573-4513.How to survive Learn how to reduce financial stress of the holidays. This workshop helps participants plan for holiday spending and make the most effective use of money. This class is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., July 26. Registration is recommended. For more information call 573-4514.Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, July 22 and 29. Enrollment in this sixweek class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is 1 to 4 p.m., July 22. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Smooth Move Workshop CONUS/OCONUS soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help person nel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be for for OCONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., July 23. For more information, call 573-4513. Car-buying strategies examined July 23This two-hour workshop provides in-depth training on look ing for a car, how not to get taken for a ride and the important dos and donts before you step onto the car lot. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing and high-pressure sales tactics. This class is for 2 to 4 p.m., July 23. Registration is recom mended. For more information, call 573-9783.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. These workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, July 23 and 30. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Sponsorship Training teaches skillsThe Fleet and Family Support Center is offering Sponsorship Training to all Command Representatives. This training will cover topics to include let ter writing, transportation, tem porary lodging, orientation to installation and explanation of command mission. The work shop is scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m., July 25. Registration is recommended, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more informa tion call 573-4513.Veterans Affairs rep visits Kings BayA 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 and Family offers classes on siteThe Fleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of five participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops al-Qaida and its aliates and training and equipping the Afghan security forces and partners, Little said. e size of U.S. forces will be covered under the Bilateral Security Agreement, which is under discussion between the United States and Afghanistan. e United States supports a full, fully sovereign, democratic, and united Afghanistan, Little said. Were committed to peace and reconciliation in the country, he said. And we remain prepared to negotiate with our Afghan partners to conclude the BSA, one that supports our shared objectives. ese discussions continue, and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel continues talks with Afghan partners and with the NATO/U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., on the subject. We will continue to work through these issues, Little said. He emphasized there is plenty of time for the two nations to negotiate the security agreement. Its July of 2013, and our drawdown wont be complete until December 2014, he said. Discussions will be inuenced by intervening events and issues, including the Afghan elections next April. e United States is not frustrated with the progress [or lack of progress] on the agreement, Little said. We continue to work through issues, he said. We realize that there are going to be points of contention from time to time. ats natural of any partnership. But we think we can get through them. All options are on the table in regards to a post2014 U.S. presence in Afghanistan, Little said. is includes the so-called zero-option that White House ocial Ben Rhodes spoke about in January, Little said. is option, he said, is a possibility. Obama THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013 7


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Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Youre the producer-director of ESPNs Sports Center. For your next broadcast, you have three big stories: New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez is charged with murder, Dwight Howard leaves the Los Angeles Lakers for the Houston Rockets and the fans clamour for Los Angeles Dodger rookie phenom Yasiel Puig to play in the All-Star Game. How do you play these stories? In what order do you run them? Heres the call from Pirates Cove Galley.MASR Shawn Bly Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Shelbyville, Ill. Hernandez first, then Dwight. Im bigger into football and hes from one of the best teams. MTSA Anthony Shaw Trident Training Facility Brighton, Mich. Probably Aaron Hernandez and then Dwight. Where Im from, football is more popular than baseball. MM3 Aaron Flores USS Rhode Island Gold El Paso, Texas Murder and Dwight Howard. The murder case is more interesting. Pfc. Quin Lipscomb Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Paris, Texas Id start with my third story first, Puig, to keep em watching. Then Id hit them with Aaron Hernandez and polish it off with Dwight. Cpl. Bret Oliver Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Brooklyn, N.Y. Dwight Howard first, Puig and Aaron Hernandez. I dont want to put something negative first. Dwight is a big attraction and Puig is happening now. MA3 Kevin Smith Marine Corps Security Force Battalion St. Augustine, Fla. Hernandez is the headliner, the rookie second and Dwight Howard third. Murder is headline news. This guy is supposed to be a hero and hes killing guys. e camouage painting of USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) was completed at Naval Base San Diego graving dock June 28. Workers applied a paint scheme that diers from that used on Fort Worths sister ship USS Freedom (LCS 1). Freedom was painted earlier this year using a pattern based on a World War II-era design prior to her current deployment to Singapore. For a commanding ocer of the Navys newest class ship, seeing Fort Worth with her new paint scheme is gratifying and exciting, said Cmdr. Hank Kim, commanding ocer of Fort Worth. Fort Worth is proud to be part of those evolutionary, and revolutionary, concepts that bring LCS closer to full eet integration. e crew is ready to return to sea and put the paint design to the test. e paints used are currently within the Navys supply system. Fort Worths paint job cost an estimated $1.41 million, compared to the cost for painting Freedom, which was $1.64 million. e paint design for Fort Worth includes dark shaded paints nearer the waterline of the ship to contrast against the sea surface, and gets progressively lighter further up the ship and above the waters surface to contrast against the area of sky just above horizon. e camouage paint also uses contrasting angles and slopes to make the ship more dicult to detect visually. Additionally, this paint scheme is designed to be simpler in construct than the paint scheme used on Freedom, easier to apply, and visually appealing.LCS gets camo paint job THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013 9


Test ring successe Navy announced July 2 that it successfully conducted four Long Range Land Attack Projectile guided ight tests at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. All four missions accurately guided the projectile to the target approximately 45 nautical miles from the launch site. ese ights, conducted in June, demonstrated; successful gun launch, GPS acquisition, navigation and guidance, height of burst fuzzing, accuracy and warhead function. is test not only suc cessfully demonstrated the LRLAP capability, which is pretty substantial with respect to accuracy, but also built on the successes of previous tests toward the demonstration of a reliable gun-launch land attack projectile, said Capt. Mike Ladner, Navy Surface Ship Weapons, major program manager, Program Execu tive Oce Integrated War fare Systems. LRLAP is a 155mm rocket-assisted guided projectile designed to support land-attack and naval surface re support operations in conjunction with the Advanced Gun System on DDG 1000-class destroyers. Live-re testing is part of land-based ight qualication during the Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase. We couldnt have asked for a more successful day, Ladner said. is is going to be a great capability for the eet. Were looking forward to completing the qualication and working to integrate this capability aboard the DDG 1000. PEO IWS is an aliated Program Executive Oce of the Naval Sea Systems Command, which manages surface ship and submarine combat technologies and systems, and coordinates Navy Open Architecture across ship platforms. Navy College information Residents are invited to give feedback on Balfour Beatty Communities operations through its CEL Resident Satisfaction Housing Survey. e annual survey is an important part of Balfour Beatyys continuous improvement program that analyzes operational performance to ensure consistent delivery of quality services in all of its communities. Visit the Balfour Beatty Community Management Oce at 1083 USS Andrew Jackson Blvd. to pick one up or call the oce at (912) 882-1211 and one will be delivered to your residence. Topics covered in the survey include, but are not limited to, resident experiences regarding leasing, housing and maintenance. e CEL Resident Satisfaction Survey allows us to see where we are excelling operationally and where there is room for improvement, said Tony Cartagena, community manager for BBC. We encourage all residents to ll out the survey honestly so that we may better assist in the future. Residents that submit a completed survey by Aug. 31, will be entered to win a prize. Residents that hand in a survey before Aug. 9, also will qualify for a special Early Bird Drawing. At Balfour Beatty Communities, we strive to exceed our residents expectations and hope that every resident enjoys their experience living with us, added Cartagena. Surveys should be returned to the authorized locked mailbox at the Balfour Beatty Communities Management Oce in the postage paid envelopes provided. Survey information is completely condential and anonymous and only CEL employees will have access to the returned surveys. e deadline for submitting completed surveys is Aug. 31.Base housing survey oered 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013 11 A ground-breaking ceremony July 9 celebrated the start of construction for a $62 million project that will both decrease energy costs for military commands on Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., and demolish the last remaining coal-red power plant operated by the Navy. e project will modernize utility services on Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., that are critical to sustaining key mission capabilities on the installation. It will provide the installation with decentralized steam and a 3.5 megawatt co-generation facility for electricity and steam. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy omas Hicks praised the project for its cost savings and eciencies, as well as its strategic value. What its about is improving our capabilities in the eet-our combat capabilities, our warfighting capabilities-by reducing our vulnerabilities to increasingly volatile fuel costs. Ashore, [its about] reducing our vulnerabilities associated with increasingly brittle electric grids and modernizing our system to be more resilient, more ecient, said Hicks. Energy eciency is critical as the Navy seeks to meet half of its energy needs through alternative sources by 2020, said Hicks. What you see here is a project that is going to save the Navy $7.5 million a year in the tough scal environment that were in and that were going to be facing for several years, if not a decade or more, he said. Were going to need projects like this that deliver those types of savings. is project will fundamentally transform the steam distribution system at Indian Head, said Capt. Peter Nette, commanding ocer for Naval Support Activity South Potomac, as he welcomed guests in the opening program for the ground-breaking event. is utility is essential to specic mission capabilities on NSF Indian Head that are critical to our nations armed forces. A combination natural gas turbine and heat recovery steam generator will replace the installations Goddard Power Plant. Constructed in 1957, the Goddard Power Plant generates steam, compressed air and approximately 67 percent of the electric power used at NSF Indian Head. e power plant requires frequent costly repair and maintenance. Because of the outdated equipment, both steam production and steam transmission have become unreliable, directly aecting the mission of the supported commands on NSF Indian Head. Capt. Kenneth Branch, commanding ocer of Naval Facilities and Engineering Washington (NAVFACWASH), said maintenance of the aging facility was a constant battle and praised cost-savings the project will provide. is project stood the test of every single accountant that went after it; the numbers are there. If you truck coal and you lose steam over 30 miles [of line], the numbers are there. Branch highlighted the environmental benets of the project and thanked the state of Maryland for its cooperation as the Navy worked to meet rigorous environmental standards. I am pleased we have a plans and agreement with Maryland to cease our coal-red emissions soon, he said. e Navys commitment to the environment and the Chesapeakes health is strong and stronger today with this project. ank you to the state of Maryland for your support to make it happen. In order to become compliant with new Clean Air Act standards, the Goddard Power Plant would require extensive upgrades. Once the new natural gas facilities are completed, the deactivation and demolition of the Goddard Power Plant will result in a signicant reduction in environmental impacts. e new system will cut en ergy use by 50 percent, water consumption by 75 percent and steam requirements by 80 per cent, resulting in approximately $7.5 million savings each year. Additionally, more than 50 billion pounds of carbon emissions will be reduced each year. Natural gas, a cleaner and more ecient fuel source, will serve as the primary fuel for the new steamand power-generation facilities. NSF Indian Head currently does not have any natural gas distribution infrastructure, and the nearest natural gas supply line is located approximately ve miles northeast of the installation in the Bryans Road, Md. community. e project will include the construction of a new natural gas transmission line from Bryans Road to NSF Indian Head. is new project will save millions of dollars for the Navy and allow us to be better stewards of the local environment, said Branch. is is a great success for not only Naval District Washington and NAVFAC Washington, its a tribute to the Chief of Naval Operations Task Force Energy and Secretary of the Navys energy and environmental focus, said Branch. Each year with the current plant, were moving 46 million pounds of coal more than 400 miles by rail, barge and nally truck to Indian Head. e Navy coordinated an environmental assessment with federal and state resource agencies to evaluate the potential impacts of the proposed project on the human environment. e assessment highlighted adverse eects to historic properties at NSF Indian Head, including the demolition of three buildings, seven miles of steam lines, and 5,000 feet of railroad tracks that have been determined eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. In accordance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Navy notied the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the Maryland Historical Trusts State Historic Preservation Ocer and federally recognized tribes of these adverse eects. Documentation is underway to mitigate the adverse eects to historic buildings within the Naval Powder Factory and Extrusion Plant Historic Districts on the installation. e Navy and SHPO have completed a memorandum of agreement regarding the military construction project, and a separate agreement for the disposal of excess railroad tracks associated with NSF Indian Head. ese agreements include appropriate stipulations to alleviate the remaining adverse effects to historic resources. e Navy completed the environmental assessment and signed a nding of no signicant impact Sept. 21 last year, and the military construction contract was awarded to Clark Construction and e Bell Company Sept. 28. Navys last coal power plant on its way out


Morale, Welfare and Recreation Kings Bay is heating up July with some free and practically free things to do. eres free pool entry at the Fitness Center pool Friday, July July 26 for everyone, with a free hot hog and drink at 12:30 p.m., while they last. Only one per person, please. en on Friday, July 19, a free entry to the pool again. At Outdoor Adventures, every Friday July 12 through Sept. 27 kayak rentals are free. Pick one up Friday and return it Monday by noon. At Rack-N-Roll Lanes all games are only $1 from 1 to 5 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 9, with regular price for shoe rental. Magnolias, formerly the Kings Bay Conference Center, is having a free ice cream social 2:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, July 19, and again Aug. 2. Next, Trident Lakes Golf Club is bringing back low prices for golf Friday, July 19, Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Eighteen holes and a cart are $20 for all authorized patrons. Lets not forget every day is free day at the Big EZ. Kids movies are every day at 1 p.m., with all other movies available for 18 years and up the rest of the time the Big EZ is open. ere free billiard tables, shueboard, foosball, ping pong and more every day for patrons 18 years old and older, at the Big EZ. For more details about these oers, contact (912) 573-4564. Dusk to Dawn IM One-Pitch Softball Tournament Scheduled for Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m, regis tration is open until July 18. Pre-registration is required. e team fee is $250. Championship trophy and $500 for rst place and runner-up trophy and $250 to second place. Fishing at Trident Lakes Golf Club e lakes will be open July 19 and 20. On on both days, you can sh the lake on the back 9. Trident Lakes Golf Course Lakes shing is from 6 to 8 a.m. and $5 per person for catch and release or $7 per person for catch and keep. Every one 16 years old and older must have a Georgia Fishing License and Subase Fishing Permit. Outdoor Adventures sells the base permits. is is open to all patrons 10 years old and older. Pre-register at Outdoor Adventures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thorugh Friday. All patrons, under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more details, call 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. Second Junior Golf Camp for ages 12 to 17 is being offered at Trident Lakes Golf Club. e camp is July 22 to 26. Camp is $150 per person and limited to 16 golfers per. is is a full-day golf camp. Be prepared for full sun exposure, walking and lots of golf. Golf instruction on chipping, putting, drivers and golng situations. You must provide your own packed lunch. Sign up early as the sessions ll quickly. Call (912) 573-8475 for more information. For more information, call the Youth Sports Oce at (912) 573-8202. Lights Out Lock-In at Rack-N-Roll Lanes This is a night you dont want your child to miss out on. From 11:30 p.m. until 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3 and 4, youth ages 8 to 12, can bowl all night long. There will be karaoke music, music videos, unlimited snacks, soda and water, breakfast provided in the morning, plus 15 free game tokens. Chances to win more tokens and free game passes throughout the event. Pre-registration cost is $35 and $40 on the day of event. Register now through Aug. 1. There must be a minimum of 25 youths to have this event. Call (912) 573-9492. Free movies for kids Junes free movies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. are Brave July 20 and 21,and Finding Nemo July 27 and 28. Youths under 18 Time for sports camps Just for kids MWR oers summer specials Liberty call 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013


years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and bever ages 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 infor mation on whats playing, call (912) 573-4548. Youth Fall Soccer League Registration is 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m., through July, Monday through Friday except holidays at the Youth Center, for children ages 3 to 15 who will not turn 16 prior to Aug. 1 and must be 3 before Aug. 1. Cost is $60 for active duty, and reservists. Military retiree families, DoD civilians and contractors cost is $65. Cost does include uniform. Late registration will be taken if openings are available, with an additional late fee of $5. Coaches and officials needed. For more information contact Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202. Summer Camp at the Youth Center Camp is for children in kindergarten through age 12 and runs through Aug. 7. Call for spots. To have your child attend, 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 available for confirmation of age. Cost is based on total family income. For more information call (912) 5732380. Officials are needed The upcoming Youth Sports Soccer Season runs September through October and if you are 14 years or older and interested in earning a little extra money, you are needed, certified or uncertified. A train ing date is to be announced. Basic knowledge of sports is required. For more information, contact Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202. e highly-anticipated Game of the Week for the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Intramural Sports Summer Basketball league was between the No. 1 seed, 6-0-1 Naval Submarine Support Center and the No. 2 seed, 6-1-0 Shoot First. Streaks of sloppy play and turnovers were a problem for both squads, but ultimately led to NSSCs downfall, as Shoot First cruised to a 55-48 victory. Both teams came out playing solid defense, although turnovers plagued each in the rst half. e scoring picked up as the rst half came to a close, with Shoot First clinging to a 27-22 lead over NSSC. MA2 Jason Kaye and HM3 Woody Georges were the scoring leaders for Shoot First and provided an obvious spark of intensity for their team. Kaye was a force in the paint throughout the game, displaying great post moves and solid defense. Georges was once again the orchestrator of the Shoot First oense in the half court, slashing his way to the basket and distributing the ball eectively. Kaye nished the game with 18 points, 9 rebounds and an emphatic block. Georges tallied 18 points, hitting a three-pointer and three clutch free throws in the nal minutes. For NSSC, Alan Baker led the way with 18 points, connecting on 3 three-pointers. ere was a lot of pregame hype leading up to this contest and emotions were denitely running high in the opening minutes. is game definitely lived up to the hype and both teams will look to maintain their intensity into the playos. Shoot First tops NSSC 55-48 for rst MWR Sports OAC at (912) 573-8103 July Dive-In Movie On Saturday, July 20 the pool will open with free admission at 7 p.m. for your enjoyment. en when it gets dark enough, the feature presentation Escape from Planet Earth (PG) will be shown. Bring your own oatation devices and lawn chairs. For more information about the movie call, (912) 573-4564 or the pool at (912) 573-3001. 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. Free Bowling Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesdays at RackN-Roll Lanes, active duty, reservists and retirees can enjoy free bowling. Shoe rental is $2. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive special code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promotions. (912) 510-5400. Game on Rack-N-Roll Lanes gaming room has skeeball, basket ball and more. Save tickets for prizes. For more information, call (912) 5739492.KidsLiberty Sailors and NFL legends team up Four Sailors had the opportunity to compete with 12 National Football League legends, during the Electronic Arts Madden NFL 25 Skills Challenge aboard USS Midway Museum, last month. EA and the NFL partnered with the Navy to show appreciation for the armed services by encouraging Sailors to participate and attend the event. e four teams were comprised of three NFL legends and one Sailor, to face o in a series of chal lenges testing the teams speed, strength and agility. e event featured NFL greats such as Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice and Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino. Its all about giving back and showing the military how much we appreciate what they do, Rice said. is experience is an honor for us to be here on this ship and bring some entertainment to the military. Its cool to have the opportunity to be around the Navy and give some of their guys the opportunity to show what theyve got on the eld, added Marino. For former NFL quarterback Donavan McNabb the experience of meeting sailors and putting on a show for the Navy was a heartfelt experience because his father Sam McNabb was a 24-year Navy veteran. My dad was a Navy man, and I had the chance to be around the Navy my whole life, McNabb said. I always love having the opportunity to say thanks to the men and women of the military for their service. eyre going to be cheering our names while were out here playing, but we really should be cheering their names for what they do for us. e Sailors chosen to participate were selected by the Naval Base San Diego Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation ag football coordinator. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 18, 2013 13


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