The Kings Bay periscope

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The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
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Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
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Ultra Type Inc.
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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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Hurricane disaster response tested in Phase II teste commander, Navy Region Southeast Family Readiness Program hosted phase II of an Emergency Family Assistance Center exercise on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville July 17. e training was the second installment of a three-phase exercise designed to test the regions ability to establish and sustain EFAC operations in the days and weeks following the landfall of a hurricane. Phase I, conducted on May 30, involved more than 30 Fleet and Family Support Center representatives from NAS Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, as well as installation and training ocers and emergency management personnel from all three bases. Phase II incorporated a variety of additional base organizations, such as the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Navy Legal Service Oce, Navy Gateway Inns and Suites, base housing and many others. is training is vital because its not a matter of if one of our installations will be aected by a hurricane, its a matter of when, said Rear Adm. John C. Scorby Jr., commander, Navy Region Southeast. Our ability to bring together multiple organizations and people to work as a cohesive unit is crucial to our recovery eorts in this kind of scenario, and I think training like this has a huge impact on our ability to respond when the real thing does happen. e EFAC exercise is essentially a continuation of the regions HURREX 2013, which tested the regions hurricane preparedness through a scenario involving multiple, simulated storms that made landfall near installations throughout the Southeast Region. While HURREX focused on 43 graduate from 4-year program including college Trident Ret Facility Kings Bay graduated 43 apprentices July 25 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e TRF Apprenticeship Program places some of the most highly skilled and intelligent new hires through a technically and academically challenging four-year training environment. e apprentices are selected through an interview process from a pool of approximately 600 applicants annually. e graduates started their journey when they were hired in 2009 and have complet ed more than 7,200 hours of college academic courses, courtesy of the programs partnership with Altamaha Technical College; specic trade theory training courses; and on-the-job training designed to produce highly skilled, technically procient, journey-level craftsmen. TRF has been at the forefront of maintenance and mission readiness of the nations strategic and forward deployed combat submarine assets, said Rear Ad miral Joseph Tofalo, Command Up Periscope Whats trending with you? Page 9 Vets needed Input sought during transition, change Page 7 War of 1812 Coast Guards Mercury thwarts Brits Page 9 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com TRFs apprentices earn crasman title This is an organization that, on a daily basis, has global impact ... Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo Commander, Submarine Group 10 Kings Bay in SE Region drill NMCRS drives a successNSB Kings Bay contributes $111,500 to help Sailors, MarinesNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay wrapped up its annual Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society fund drive, July 12. During the month-long campaign, all commands on base help to raise money in dierent ways by contributing to events that included a golf tournament and a stroller strut. e NMCRS set a fund-raising goal of $110,000 for the relief of active duty Sailors and Marines on board Kings Bay. By the end of the drive, thanks to the eorts of the many commands participating, the total funds collected were more than $111,500. One-hundred percent of the prots raised will go to the assistance given to Sailors, Marines, retirees and their families. e relief society has been providing this type of assistance for 109 years. During my 28-year career, Ive seen the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society help many Sailors, said NSB Kings Bays Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba. By contributing every year, all of us get the chance to give back to a program that helps our own in times of crisis. anks to the help of many U.S., U.N. sacrices mean freedom for 50 million today American and South Korean ocials and veterans commemorated the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement in the United States and South Korea last week. Signed on July 27, 1953, the ceasere agreement brought the brutal three-year conict to an end. e negotiations took place during 158 meetings over two years and 17 days while ghting continued to rage across the Korean Peninsula. Ron Miller, 8th Army historian, said language dierences complicated negotiations as discussions were translated into English, Korean and Chinese. e armistice agreement created the Demilitarized Zone 155 miles long by 2.5 miles wide that serves as a buer zone and de facto border between totalitarian North Korea and democratic South Korea. e armistice also established the truce village of Panmunjom, where negotiations are still held between the two Koreas. e Korean War armistice has never been followed by a peace treaty, and the two Koreas technically are still at war. Miller said North Korea has violated the armistice thousands of times. More than 450 South Korean and 100 American troops have been killed in the line of duty during North Korean provocations since 1953. (South Korea) is a prosperous, productive and responsible member of the global community ... Lt. Cmdr. Daniel McShane United Nations Command

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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 pre-landfall preparations, the EFAC exercise was designed to focus on the recovery phase of disaster response. In this scenario, NS Mayport and NSB Kings Bay residents were evacuated prior to landfall and each base suered extensive ooding as the simulated storm passed. Afterward, FFSC personnel from all three participating bases worked with emergency management, training personnel and other installation departments to establish an EFAC on board NAS Jacksonville. Phase II of this exercise had a lot more moving pieces due to the fact that we brought in a variety of additional agencies to participate, said Carol Lucius, CNRSE Family Readiness Program work and family life coordinator. To incorporate all these dierent people into this exercise is invaluable because we will be working together in the event of a real disaster and establishing roles, responsibilities and relationships is crucial. After a real disaster, the EFAC would function as a hub for FFSC case workers and emergency response personnel to provide a wide range of support services for affected family members. According to Lucius, much of that support is managed through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. After a disaster, people can go into the Needs Assessment portion of NFAAS and specify what they need, then our case managers can go in and see what those needs are. We will then call them back and get them the appropriate resources, she said. Although NFAAS is one of the primary methods for EFAC personnel to assess needs after a disaster, it is not the only one. People also can come directly to the EFAC for assistance, Lucius added. Circumstances can change very quickly in the days and weeks following a hurricane, so our recovery eorts need to be exible and our services have to be adjusted accordingly, Lucius said. Its important for us to identify exactly who we need to have in the EFAC based on what peoples needs are. e EFAC is not staed with only FFSC personnel, but there are a lot of other organizations involved, such as chaplains, medical, legal, housing and a long list of others. Part of this exercise is to establish a clearer picture of what resources we are likely to need in the EFAC at dierent times in the recovery process. After an actual hurricane, EFAC personnel would also coordinate with a number of civilian agencies and local ocials in order to get people the help they need. Lucius said most people who seek help are in need of food, shelter, clothes or some other physical need, which makes it important to conduct this kind of exercise in order to be better prepared for recovery eorts when a real-world scenario occurs. e nature of an emergency or crisis event is that of unpredictability, she said. However, even though things will inevitably happen that we dont necessarily expect, we still need to have a plan in place so that our people are condent in themselves, condent in their leadership and condent in the plan. Lucius said training like this is essential for preparing emergency management and FFSC personnel for an actual event, but it is equally as important for family members and dependents to know what to do in the event of an emergency. ey really need to know about NFAAS. ey need to know that it is essential for them to have their personal contact information updated in NFAAS so that when a disaster strikes, they can be contacted and they know how to contact somebody for help, she said. While phase II of the exercise included about 30 more participants than phase I, phase III of the exercise will expand even further and will include a number of civilian agencies and organizations, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Salvation Army and others. Sailors, dependents and government civilians can log into NFAAS at https://navyfamily.navy.mil where they can update their contact information, report their status or submit a needs assessment. For more information about hurricane readiness or NFAAC, contact your local FFSC. Students from Darnell-Cookman Middle/High School of the Medical Arts participated in a week-long training course at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, July 15 to 19, as part of the hospitals Science, Service, Medicine and Mentoring program. Ten students participated in the intense ve-day outreach program that included panel discussions, hands-on medical applications, workshops, job shadowing and engagement with NH Jacksonville clinicians (physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and psychologists). Your selection to our S2M2 program speaks to your commitment and passion for the medical profession, said Capt. Gayle Shaer, NH Jacksonville commanding ocer during opening remarks to the students. Being a part of medicine can be one of the most rewarding things you can ever achieve in your lifetime. And if you choose military medicine, youll have the added opportunity of providing battleeld, disaster and humanitarian care around the world. e students received real-world experience in patient care areasfrom the operating room and emergency department to pharmacy and physical/occupational therapy. It was absolutely fun to have the opportunity to simulate stabilizing broken bones through external xation, and immobilizing bones through internal xation, said Tiffany Hoeckelberg, a Darnell-Cookman junior. My goal is to apply for the Naval Academy next year, and pursue a career as a Navy orthopedic surgeon. e goal of NH Jacksonvilles S2M2 program is to encourage, nurture, and enhance high school students commitment to science and medicine in a welcoming and intellectually stimulating environment. e S2M2 partnership with DarnellCookman complements the schools focus on equipping high-performing students with the skills and experiences to pursue advanced medical degrees. I have always been interested in medicine, and my goal is to work in the eld of neurology, said Rory Peterson, a Darnell-Cookman junior. My passion was further excited when I was allowed to job-shadow one of the neuroradiologists, who shared his knowledge and expertise with me. is experience has brought my dream of becoming a physician one step closer to reality. Developed in 2004 by the Uni formed Services University of the Health Sciences, the S2M2 program is designed to grow the next genera tion of health care professionals by nurturing high school students com mitment to science and medicine. NH Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. e command is comprised of the Navys fourth largest hospital and ve branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. Of its patient population-about 163,000 active and retired Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, National Guardsmen and their families-more than 57,000 are enrolled with a primary care manager at one of its facilities. 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. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Stimson Gate closed Aug. 2 to 5e Stimson Gate onboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will be closed from 6:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 2 until 5 a.m., Monday, Aug. 5. e Franklin Gate will remain open for all vehicle trac including commercial vehicles.Backpack Blessing here Aug. 11e Blessing of the Backpacks will be at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapel. Its about blessing all students, their backpacks, teachers, administration, the new school year and giving thanks for our kids and blessing their journey of learning this new school year. Bring your backpack and join in this exciting ministry and fellowship opportunity. Following the Blessing you and your family are invited to stay for a cookout.Red Cross blood drive Aug. 7e American Red Cross will have a Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay base-wide blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Conference Centers Magnolia Room. For the second straight year, the Red Cross is experiencing low blood and platelet donation levels. e trend is signicant enough that the Red Cross is issuing an emergency request for donors. For details, contact Daniel Hines at (912) 222-3359 or visit redcrossblood.org.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, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil.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.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.CASA has fund-raiser Aug. 3Camden Cages will have a fund-raiser for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 at the batting cage complex on Gross Road by Howard Peeples Park. CASAs goal is to provide a trained advocate for all Camden County children who are or will become entangled in the juvenile justice and foster care systems because they are victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to CASA to support the children of Camden County. For more information, see www.camdencountycasa.org.St. Marys market on SaturdaysVisit the St. Marys community market at the waterfront pavilion in downtown St. Marys, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Saturday. Now hear this! Resident housing survey ends Aug. 9 Balfour Beatty Survey Sta mentors high school students Naval Hospital Jax ... our recovery efforts need to be flexible and our services have to be adjusted .. . Carol Lucious CNRSE Family Readiness Drill

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 Sea Cadet Masterat-Arms training at NSB Navy hotos by MC3 Ashley Hedrick

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 5 Sailors and event organizers, the campaign was a success. Its wonderful that so many from Subase commands have given to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, NSB Kings Bay Commanding Ocer Capt. Harvey Guey said. e Society, and especially the volunteers at our local oce, provide a tremendous service to our shipmates and family members, and its nice to see base personnel support those eorts. After all donations were tallied, two commands were given the honor of top percentage earned. e Blue Crew of the USS Georgia (SSGN 729) came in rst with a total of 226 percent of its command goal. MM2 Phillip Wellons took on the task of leading his commands fund drive. Squadron 16 came in second with a total of 225 percent of its command goal. YN1 Brian Smith and STS1 Shawn Chan took on the task of leading the fund drive for their command. Smith, Chan and Wellons were presented with certicates of congratulations by the NMCRS Director, Charon Whiteman and Capt. Guey. er, Submarine Group Ten and guest speaker at the event. is is an organiza tion that, on a daily basis, has global impact, from the SSBNs that help make up our nations strategic deterrent, to the SSGNs de ployed to European Command, African Command and Central Command, and whose ability to re main deployed for up to 15 months would not be pos sible without the maintenance capability projected to Diego Garcia halfway around the world from little ol St. Marys, Georgia. TRFs apprenticeship program was founded in 1990 and has graduated 162 craftsmen since 1992 with an additional 122 active ap prentices still in the pipeline. e training is intense and requires a high-aptitude in several courses including algebraic concepts, trigonometry, microcomputing, industrial safety procedures, drafting fundamentals, CADD fundamentals, industrial mechanics and physics. Its amazing what weve accomplished over the last four years, said Jessica Braddock, TRF Apprenticeship Program 2013 valedictorian. Despite the roller coaster weve been on, we have it so good here [at TRF]. We get to work in, on and around some of the coolest structures the military has to oer. ere are so many people who will never even get to see a submarine, but we know how to nd our way through a submarine and how to get back out again. A consistent ow of apprenticeships to craftsmen is necessary to maintain the technical knowledge baseline at TRF. About a third of the workforce is retirement eligible, said Capt. Larry Hill, TRF Kings Bay Commanding Ocer. So we have to replace that base of knowledge as expert craftsmen and technicians take their place. A lot of our rst line supervisors were apprentices themselves six to ten years ago and in six to ten years, these apprentices will move up to rst line supervisors. TRF, a team of more than 1,700 civilian and military personnel, is the largest employer in Southeast Georgia and is continuously looking to expand. We are in the process of hiring approximately 60 new employees, said Hill. In December, we planning on forming a new team of apprentices to take over the same positions these graduates lled four years ago to account for our retirement expectations. e TRF mission is to provide industrial support for incremental overhaul and repair of Trident submarines and for depot level overhaul of equipment in the Trident Planned Equipment Replacement Program. TRF provides routine services normally required by ships alongside and performs emergency and emergent voyage repairs to other submarine units and other such functions and tasks as directed by higher authority. TRF Self defense Drive No matter what it takes, no matter how long it takes, the nation must continue to fulll its sacred pledge to account for its missing warriors, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for prisoner of war and missing personnel aairs said July 23. We honor the sacrices of our missing and the sacrices of their families, W. Montague Q Wineld told attendees at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Louisville, Ky. Wineld, also the director of the Defense POW/Missing Personnel Oce, leads the national eort to achieve the fullest possible accounting of the more than 83,000 warriors lost while serving the United States. He also is responsible for limiting the loss and capture of Americans serving abroad in current operations. In the last year, Wineld said, the Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command has accounted for 64 missing warriors seven from World War II, 40 from the Korean War and 17 from the Vietnam War. Additionally, the White House recently approved the charter for a joint U.S.-Russia commission. is is a wonderful, wonderful advancement, he said, because it will allow us to increase our bilateral relationship with our Russian counterparts as we seek to get more access to their archives. One of the most important aspects of his job is meeting with family members of missing service members, Wineld said. One of those family members recently showed him a letter written from Vietnam in late 1970 by Army Sgt. George C. Green Jr., a radio operator in the 5th Special Forces Group. In the last paragraph of what was to be his last letter home to his mom, he wrote, If I am killed, no one will ever recover my body, because I dont want anyone to risk their life for this worthless piece of clay, Wineld said. In December 1970, Greens patrol in Laos was engaged by an enemy force, and he was killed during the reght. Because of the intensity of that reght, his team had to leave his remains behind, Wineld said. Like thousands before him, Sergeant Green answered the call to duty. Like thousands before him, Sergeant Green was a humble soldier. Like thousands before him, Sergeant Green laid down his life for his brothers in arms. Like thousands before him, Sergeant Green paid the price for our freedom with his life. Sergeant Green may have felt that he was a worthless piece of clay, but to us, he was and is an American hero, deserving our nations highest priority and enduring eort, Wineld continued. He is not forgotten. A widow once told him that people dont appreciate a funeral until there isnt one, Wineld said. e men and women of the accounting community are dedicated [and] committed to doing everything humanly possible to account for Americas heroes those who are still missing. We believe in that mission, he said. POW/MIA search work a never ending job Terrorism awareness still vitalOver the past 12 years, the threats of terrorist attacks have become an unfortunate reality for the U.S. While to some it may just be a eeting fear or thought, for Marines its an ever-present threat. From the day they raise their right hand and take the oath of enlistment, aspiring Marines solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Recruits of Company K, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, recently received a class on terrorism awareness aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. I joined the Marine Corps because I was raised to be proud of our country and to want to give back, said Recruit Zachary Janovich, Platoon 3222, Co. K, 3rd RTBn. When I earn the title Marine, my job will be to defend our country with my life. Terrorism awareness starts in recruit training, where recruits receive a class that denes terrorism. e class also teaches them about the dierent types of terrorists, threat conditions, how to react to terrorist attacks and how to protect themselves from terrorists. is is one of the most important classes they will take during recruit training because everything they learn in it will help them protect and safeguard themselves and their families against enemy threats, said Sta Sgt. omas Gerberding, drill instructor, Plt. 3227, Co. K, 3rd RTBn. Terrorism is the calculated use of violence or threat of unlawful violence to instill fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological, according to the Department of Defense. roughout the class, the instructor shared stories of current, past, foreign and domestic terrorist attacks and illustrated the importance of situational awareness at all times. Being aware doesnt only apply to time of war or duty, terrorist threats do not discriminate and can happen at any time and place. An essential part of protecting oneself is to remain unpredictable, according to Gerberding. Some of the points emphasized most during the class were how to help protect oneself from terrorist threats. e top ve methods include maintain a low prole, protect your automobile, be unpredictable and remain vigilant. Similar to many of his peers, Recruit Daniel Holzem, Plt. 3222, Co. K, 3rd RTBn., seldom thought about terrorist threats. However, the classes and training hes received while on the Depot have given him a dierent perspective and realization that threats are out there and very real. For many recruits like Holzem, this may have been their rst exposure to terrorism awareness however, it wont be their last.

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As a part of the South Korea-United States alliance, 28,500 American troops serve in South Korea to provide security on the Korean Peninsula and stability in Northeast Asia. Arriving in 1950, 8th Army commanded all United Nations Command ground forces as the only U.S. eld army in the Korean War. Eighth Army has served in Korea since the armistice was signed. Miller credits the armistice with South Koreas success today. e Korean War armistice agreement has successfully suspended full-scale hostilities on the peninsula for 60 years, said Miller, a native of Odessa, Texas. As a result, the Republic of Korea has developed into a fulledged, modern democracy. It is a prosperous, productive and responsible member of the global community. Navy Lt. Cmdr. Daniel McShane, the joint duty ocer for the United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, said UNCMAC continues to fulll its mission of armistice implementation. As one of the few U.S. military ocers who maintain contact with the North Korean military, McShane works out of an oce just 27 feet south of the border. is anniversary is very important, said McShane, a naval aviator from Charlotte, N.C. e commemorations of the armistice anniversary can be seen as a clear signal that the sending nations of the United Nations Command are still dedicated to upholding the agreements that we made 60 years ago to preclude hostilities and maintain peace on the Korean Peninsula. Lt. Col. Lee Seok-jae, who commands the Yongsan Garrison-based Re public of Korea Army Sup port Group and the 3,400 Korean Augmentation to the U.S. Army troops who support 8th Army, ex pressed his gratitude for the U.S. militarys contribution to security in Korea. A true friend can be dened when you face a dicult situation and the friend does not just ignore the situation, but comes in assistance and even takes the risk of sacricing oneself for you, Lee wrote in a message to 8th Army leaders. is is how the Korean people during the Korean War in 1950 came to recognize who their friends were. In the midst of being under attack by the North to the point where the country was on the verge of crumbling down, forces of 350,000 men from 16 nations led by the United States joined in the war in aid of the Republic of Korea, Lee added. Especially, more than 300,000 United States soldiers participated in the war. Lee said the U.S. military continues to serve with South Korean forces on the Korean Peninsula almost 60 years after the armistice was signed. e U.S. military continues to have its presence in the Republic of Korea to deter the aggression of North Korea and guard the liberty and democracy we enjoy in the Republic of Korea, Lee wrote. Navy College information Korea Obama speaks on KoreaWhile the Korean War ended just about where it started, that war was no tie, President Barack Obama said July 27. Korea was a victory. e president spoke at the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the armistice ending the Korean War. He said the 60-year remove from the war makes it clear that the war, which claimed more than 36,000 American lives, was a victory for freedom. For generations to come, when history recalls how free nations banded together in a long Cold War and how we won that war, let it be said that Korea was the rst battle, where freedom held its ground and free peoples refused to yield, the president said. e president spoke of the legacy of the war and its veterans. Korea taught us the perils when we fail to prepare, he said. Today, as we end a decade of war and reorient our forces for the future, as we make hard choices at home, our allies and adversaries must know the United States will maintain the strongest military the world has ever known, bar none, always, he said. at is what we do. While President Harry S. Truman integrated the military in 1948, it wasnt until the pressure of war in Korea that integration actually occurred. Korea taught us that as a people we are stronger when we stand as one, Obama said. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013

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Wreck injures seven Four Sailors from USS Bataan (LHD 5) and three civilian instructors from the Center for Security Forces were injured July 22 aboard a rigid hull inatable boat when it collided with USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) during a small boat training exercise near imble Shoals Channel, o the coast of Hampton Roads, Va. e exercise was being conducted in support of the Amphibious Ready Group/Marine Expeditionary Unit Visit, Board, Search and Seizure Boat Crew Course. Six injured personnel were transported by ambulance to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. One Sailor was treated at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek, Va. Two of the Sailors have been released from the hospital. One Sailor remains in the hospital for observation. e status of the three civilians is not available at this time. All injuries are considered non-life threatening. All next-of-kin have been notied. A safety investigation into the incident has been initiated. Big Horn is underway conducting training operations. ARG/MEU Boat Crew Course covers small boat operations and tactics for small boat crewmembers. Opening his address July 22 to the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention with a tribute to Korean War veterans, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called on the nations 22 million veterans to become partners in helping the Defense Department work through historic transition and change. Every major conict in U.S. history has been followed by a period of realignment and redenition, with enormous ramications and consequences for our entire defense enterprise, the secretary noted at the convention, being held in Louisville, Ky. As the Defense Department undergoes the latest realignments and reshapes the military for the future, Hagel called on veterans who helped build our military into the strongest, most capable and most respected on Earth to help ensure it remains that way. All of us at the Pentagon, and across this administration, value your perspective and devotion to our military men and women, he told the group. We will need your help and partnership as we manage through a period of historic transition and change. As I look out across this audience, I see thousands of veterans whose lives have been committed to helping our service members, their families and our veterans succeed, and to ensuring this country hon ors their legacy with policies that are wor thy of their sacrices, Hagel continued. All of you, and the roughly 22 million veterans across this nation, have an important role to play in the debate over our countrys fu ture national security priorities. Hagel pointed out that veterans of past wars depended on their elected representatives to ask the right questions and establish the proper policies before sending them into conict. You all have fought and put your lives on the line for this country, he said. You did so with the expectation that you would be given the equipment, training and support you needed to succeed. e secretary noted that many of the veterans, particularly those of the Korean War, have seen rsthand the human toll of sending a hollow force to war. Not one American should ever be or dered into battle without our leaders being as sure as they can be that their decision is worthy of the sacrices that will be made by our sons and our daughters, he said. e secretary began his address leading a thunderous applause for veterans of the Korean War whose service led to the armistice agreement signed 60 years ago this week. Hagel noted that he will join President Barack Obama and Veterans Aairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki for a July 27 ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial here to commemorate the formal signing of the armistice on July 27, 1953. e armistice agreement ended the ghting in a three-year conict between North Korea and China and South Korea and United Nations forces led by the United States. e upcoming observance is a chance for the country to fully express its profound gratitude for your service and sacrice, Hagel told the veterans. e Korean War veterans here today, and all across the country, should know that your fellow citizens are proud of what you accomplished, and what your generation has contributed to our security and prosperity. Hagel seeks vets input THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 7

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 9 Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho I dont have whatever it is you need to Twitter, but I do look at Web sites that tell me whats trending. The Ubran Dictionary defines trending as A list pane found on the right-hand side on the homepage of the social networking site Twitter. It shows the current most popular and talked-about topics on Twitter. The rankings are in real time and are changed respectively. So trending is whats hot, what people are looking at to find out more about. I saw Star Trek movie was trending the other day, and I had to find out more about that. It looks pretty good and comes out this month. Heres what others have been trending lately.Kaleb Heninger MWR Fitness Center Fitzgerald Ive just been working. Thats all Ive been doing. MC1 James Kimber Submarine Group 10 Portland, Ore. Dr. Jobe and #mylittleblackhawk. Leah Suzor Family member Woodbine George Harrison. Thats what its all about. Ansley Childree MWR Fitness Center Valdosta Kate Middleton just had her baby, and Im a fan. Rico A. Clark Network engineer Tampa, Fla. D Mo Brass. Were always trending. Check out dmobrass.com. ET2 Ryan Long USS Tennessee Gold Boca Raton, Fla. The Zimmerman case seems to be one of the bigger topics of discussion. Mercury saved city in 1812 Before the War of 1812, revenue vessels enforced trade laws, interdicted smuggling, facilitated the operation of lighthouses and performed rescue operations. During the war, the revenue cutters cemented many of the combat and homeland security missions performed today by the Coast Guard, including port and coastal security, convoy and escort duty, shallow-water combat operations and intelligence gathering. Leading up to the war In the years leading up to the War of 1812, United States revenue cutters supported a variety of missions. Law enforcement and maritime safety comprised the revenue cutters original missions dating to the 1790 establishment of the eet. Prior to hostilities, new missions unrelated to tari enforcement were assigned to the revenue cutters, including enforcing quarantine restrictions, charting and surveying the American coastline, supplying lighthouses and marking navigable channels. Revenue cutters and boats also deterred smuggling, which was rampant in the border areas in the early years of the republic. Rescuing mariners in distress on the high seas fell unocially to the cutters since they patrolled U.S. waters regularly and witnessed a large number of sinkings, strandings and disasters at sea. Wartime missions At the start of the war, revenue cutters served as the U.S. militarys tip of the spear with the conicts rst captures. On June 25, 1812, just a week after the declaration of war, the cutter omas Jeer son captured the British schooner Patriot,

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10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 Are you new to the area? Promoted to a new school? Returning to last years school? Come out and enjoy this years Back to School Bash with food, music, games, activities and prize drawings at the Fitness Center Pool Complex Saturday, Aug. 3. Times vary for grades. Elementary Extravaganza is noon to 2 p.m., Saturday Aug. 3, Middle School Mania 6:30 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3 and High School Hype is 8:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3. For more information, contact the School Liaison Ocer at (912) 573-8986. Information, Tickets and Travel From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2, ITT will be welcoming Wonderworks and Star Island Resort of Orlando for its quarterly vendor spotlight. A Wonderworks representative will be on hand to discuss the different military value ticket options. From laser tag to a magic dinner show, Wonderworks is an all-day attraction full of fun for any age. Star Island is in central Orlando, just a few minutes from all Orlando attractions. Talk to a Star Island representative on how you can save big on this fantastic resort getaway. Enjoy refresh ments, bounce houses and enter to win a fabulous twonight stay in a one-bedroom deluxe suite at Star Island and four tickets to an all-day extravaganza at Wonderworks. For more information stop by ITT or call (912) 573-1157. August Dive-In Movie Saturday, Aug. 17, the pool will open with free admission at 7 p.m., the feature Despicable Me (PG). Bring your own oata tion devices and lawn chairs. For more information about the movie, call (912) 573-4564 or the pool at (912) 573-3001. MWR Kings Bay is heating up with some free and practically free things to do. At Rack-N-Roll Lanes all games are only $1 from 1 to 5 p.m. every Friday through Aug. 9, with regu lar price for shoe rental. Magnolias, formerly the Kings Bay Conference Center, is having a free ice cream social 2:30 to 4 p.m. Aug. 2. Next, Trident Lakes Golf Club is bringing back low prices for golf Aug. 2 and Aug. 9. Eighteen holes and a cart are $20 for all au thorized 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. 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) 573-3990. 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/kingsbaydominos. 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 e NSB Kings Bay Youth Center is taking registration for Before and After School Care. Cost is based on total family income. You must supply most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment, birth certicate of children must be available for conrmation of age. Single/ Dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration, IAs must provide orders. Transportation is provided for Mary Lee Clark, Sugar Mill, Crooked River and Matilda Harris districts. A parent may choose to provide transportation if their child does not attend these schools. Navy Child & Youth Programs welcomes children of all abilities. For more information, call Youth Center at (912) 573-2380 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. with Pirates: Band of Misfits Aug. 3 and 4, Escape from Planet Earth Aug. 10 and 11, The Croods Aug. 17 and 18, Finding Nemo Aug. 24, Dolphin Tale Aug. 25, Band Slam Aug. 31. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in to watch the movie, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest infor mation on whats playing, call (912) 573-4548. Officials are needed The upcoming Youth Sports Soccer Season runs September through October and if you are 14 years or older and interested in earn ing a little extra money, you are needed, certified or uncertified. A training date is to be announced. Basic knowledge of sports is required. For more information, contact Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202.Child care signup going Just for kids Back to School Bash Aug. 3 Liberty call MWR Sports 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, Aug. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant families receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information is provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and other benefits and services available, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Aug. 8. Registration is required. Call 573-4512.Pre-marital workshop offered Aug. 7 FFSC is oering a workshop for pre-marital counseling for couples that are contemplating marriage. e workshop is designed to address couples interested in enriching their future through improved communication, problem-solving skills, nancial planning and realistic expectations of marriage. e class is designed to meet all clinical counseling requirements. e workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 7. Registration is required, and childcare is not available. For more information call 573-4512. skills taught in classUnmanaged conflict has caused many hardships in the workplace and at home. It can cause people to suffer, missions to fail and families to separate. Conflict is inevitable. This workshop helps people manage conflict by examining their attitudes and behaviors when faced with conflicting situations, practic ing skills that prevent conflict from escalating and working with others to solve problems, allowing people to grow, missions to succeed and families to strengthen. This class is 10 to 11 a.m.,Aug. 7. Registration is required. For more information 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.SAPR advocate initial training classes setThe command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact is responsible for coordinating mandated, annual awareness training, main taining and providing current information on and referral to base and community pro grams for victims and ensuring the mandated collection and maintenance of sexual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B. Individuals attending the training are appointed by their command and will represent the command in all sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 to 9. Registration is required by calling 573-4512.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetA New Moms and Dads Support Group meets every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. ese workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. is workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFFSC 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 ve 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. Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pres sure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This work shop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 15. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Military Resumes 3-part series will helpThis three-part series of onehour sessions walks participants through the practical and cre ative aspects of applying military experience to build a successful document for a post-military job search. Participants should bring a copy of his or her Verification of Military Experience and Training, at least three evalua tions and information on any licenses or certifications held. Optional documents are award letters and transcripts. This workshop is, 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 15, 22 and 29. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513.Job search workshop scheduled for Aug. 16A job search workshop will be 1 to 3 p.m., Aug. 16. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513.Transition GPS class upcomingTransition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the mili tary. The five day seminar pro vides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, inter viewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Separation Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 12 to 16. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more infor mation, call 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops

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Fear of tower beaten While the rappel tower looks tall from the bottom, recruits say it looks even taller from the top. Recruits of Company F, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, rappelled down a 60-foot tower aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot June 28. For many recruits the fear of heights consumed them entirely. On a one-to-10 of fear, I was an eight, said Recruit Gregorio Montes, guide, Platoon 2133. When I got to the top my stomach tightened up, but I gured I might as well keep going because I was going to have to come down somehow. Drill instructors know from rst-hand experience the fear recruits deal with. With that they do their best to keep the recruits calm during the exercise. I remember (as a recruit) being on top of the wall and not wanting to come down, said Sgt. Bradley W. Havenar, senior drill instructor, Plt. 2134. en one of my drill instructors yelled and I got down as quickly as possible, said Havenar with a chuckle. Drill instructors were not the only ones trying to keep recruits calm. Recruit leadership did their best to set a good example. Being the guide, even if you are scared you have to hide that fear and be strong for your platoon, said Recruit John W. Schulz, guide, Plt. 2134. Schulz said he understands the importance of the exercise because he realizes recruits learn and grow through dicult experiences. Something like this is very important because in their Marine Corps career they are most likely going to be asked to do something they will be scared of, Schulz said. Facing fear is part of a Marines job and thats what I think theyre learning today. One-by-one recruits zipped down the tower. ough some recruits struggled, once nished, most appeared to walk a little taller after their accomplishment. It feels incredible. I feel like you can do a lot more than you think you can, Montes said. I overcame my fear of heights or at least heights as high as the tower. e recruits nished their rappelling and in turn, now have learned the basics of a new skill. Some of these recruits have military occupational specialties that may never require this, Havenar said. But some might (use it in their MOS), and now they have some knowledge that will put them in a better position to succeed. Members of Pacic Partnership 2013 worked with the International Organization for Migration to deliver a reverse osmosis water system donated by the U.S. Agency for International Development to Ebeye, an island in the Kwajalein Atoll of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, last month. e reverse osmosis system, donated about two years ago, was loaded onto a landing craft utility in Majuro, the capital city, about 140 miles from Ebeye. From there, the LCU boarded amphibious dock-landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), the command platform for Pacic Partnership 2013, which transported the system and the LCU to Ebeye, where only one of two reverse osmosis systems on the island is functioning. e other has been broken and waiting on a new part for more than a year. e 15,000 residents of Ebeye rely on reverse osmosis to ll a 25,000-gallon tank at the Ebeye Puried Water Storage Facility, where they ll containers for drinking water, said Julian Reimers, the general foreman for water and sewer operations on the island. Ocials agreed that the residents of Ebeye needed the water system months ago, but both cost and safety issues were associated with the 48-hour transit aboard a fuel barge, which was the only other feasible option to deliver the system, said Romeo Alfred, manager of the Kwajalein Atoll Joint Utility Resource, which will house the new reverse osmosis system. e arrival of Pearl Harbor meant we had a mechanism to move it to Ebeye, said Dave Neville, an Australian employee of IOM, who helped facilitate eorts to transport the reverse osmosis system between islands. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Stephen Hunter, project coordinator on the Pacific Partnership side, said the mission was already scheduled to visit Majuro and Kwajalein. Marshall Island civilians, U.S. military, and international organizations worked together to successfully relocate the system. It has been nothing but smooth, Hunter said. e coordination required across the dierent groups is a well-established trend on the Pacic Partnership 2013 mission, which involves ten partner nations working in coordination with six host nations. Water system delivered e commander of Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet opened the 13th annual Asia-Pacic Submarine Conference July 22 at the Mercure Hotel in Yokosuka, Japan. e Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force co-hosted the event July 21 to 24 to enhance regional cooperation and develop relationships among Asia-Pacic submarine operators, including nations that are not considered allies. is is an important conference because were bringing together 18 different nations representing literally thousands of submariners of nations that have cumulatively over 240 submarines, said Rear Adm. James F. Caldwell, Jr., commander, SUBPAC. Our focus today is on submarine escape, survivability, and rescue. is is a very, very important issue. It crosses international boundaries If we ever have to rescue downed submariners, its going to be a multilateral and multinational event,. e U.S. agenda will focus on its experience in its latest submarine rescue exercises and how it can support other countries in submarine rescue. is years attendees included representatives from Australia, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Peru, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, ailand, the United Kingdom, Vietnam and the U.S. Pacic submarine boss hosts meeting 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013

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referred to by newspapers as Prize No. 1. Cutter James Madison of Savannah captured the armed British brig Shamrock on July 23. And, on Aug. 1, cutter Gallatin captured the armed British brig General Blake, sailing from London to Spanish Florida with a cargo of slaves and war material. Revenue cutters were some of the rst federal vessels to meet the enemy, engaging units of the Royal Navy as early as July and August 1812. And when the Royal Navy instituted its blockade of the East Coast in early 1813, the cutters served as front-line units in securing American ports and surrounding waters from enemy attack. During the War of 1812, revenue cutters established their role as eective shallow water naval vessels. e sailing warships of the Navy were too large to enter many of the inland waterways of the American coastline. Designed to catch smugglers in these waters, the revenue cutters proved very eective in navigating and ghting in such areas. Fighting privateers One of the revenue cutters primary missions was protecting American maritime commerce, requiring them to defend coasting vessels navigating the sounds, bays and inland waterways of the United States. During the war, several revenue cut ters carried on the tradition of escorting convoys, which had been established ten years earlier in the Quasi-War with France. To keep regional waters secure for American commerce also meant ghting British privateers that patrolled o East Coast ports and preyed on American merchantmen and battles between cutters and privateers occurred periodically. is included the last use of armed boarding parties by revenue cutters in the Age of Sail. With Naval vessels cruising far o shore and navy gunboats often stationed in port cities, revenue cutters became the countrys foremost maritime intelligence gathering tool. ey monitored enemy naval movements, identied British privateers and provided the latest news regarding U.S. Navy vessels. Because of their speed and agility, the revenue cutters proved the most reliable source of this naval intelligence. Revenue cutter Mercury During the attempted British invasion of North Carolina, the revenue cutter Mercury, homeported in the city of New Bern, proved the value of small maneuverable vessels in the shallow sounds and inland waterways of the Carolina coast. Mercurys master, David Wallace, came from a prominent family from the states Outer Banks and had an intimate knowledge of the coast. By late-May 1813, the British blockade began to encircle the Southern port cities, including Ocracoke. Located next to a channel through the Outer Banks that served as the entrance to North Carolinas inland sounds, Ocracoke proved easy prey for British attackers. On May 21, the brazen British privateer Venus of Bermuda, attempted a surprise attack on cutter Mercury and American vessels anchored at Ocracoke. e local inhabitants detected the plot and raised an alarm before the British privateer could spring its trap. e Navys Strike Fighter Squadron 101 received the Navys rst F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin recently at the squadrons home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. e F-35C is a fth generation ghter, combining advanced stealth with ghter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. e F-35C will enhance the exibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navys premier strike ghter. By 2025, the Navys air craft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of F-35C, F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-18G Growlers electronic attack aircraft, E-2D Hawkeye battle man agement and control air craft, Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Sur veillance and Strike air ve hicles, MH-60R/S helicop ters and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft. VFA 101, based at Eglin, will serve as the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training both aircrew and maintenance personnel. Navy receives rst F-35C Mercury THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 1, 2013 13

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