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
Jacksonville, Fla
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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville


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

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University of Florida
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Twelve dead in shooting, Navy veteran suspectedAn active shooter was reported inside the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters building, Bldg. 197, on the Washington Navy Yard at 8:20 a.m. ET, Sept. 16. D.C. Metro Police Chief Cathy Lanier conrmed there were 12 fatalities in a shooting. At least eight others were wounded and the suspected shooter was killed in an encounter with security personnel, ofcials said. Agencies investigating the incident include the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, D.C. Metro Police, and the FBI has the lead, ocials said. e Navy has released the service history of Aaron Alexis, who is believed to have been the shooter. e 34-year-old was a defense contractor, according to media reports. Ocials have released the names and ages of seven of those killed. ey are Michael Arnold, 59; Sylvia Frasier, 53; Kathy Gaarde, 62; John Roger Johnson, 73, Frank Kohler, 50; Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46 and Vishnu Pandit, 61. Other names will be released when family notications are complete, ocials said. As a result of the incident, the Navy issued an Order to Account for all Navy uniformed personnel, both active duty and selected Reserve, assigned to commands in the D.C. metro area. e order also applies to family members, Navy civilian employees, as well as, NAF and NEX personnel. Personnel muster through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System. An emergency family support task force was established to assist victims, workers and families with issues related to the shooting. at task force is led by Vice. Adm. Bill French, Commander of the Navys Installations Command. Im deeply shocked and saddened by the shooting this morning at the Navy Yard, Mabus said. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. I have complete condence in our rst responders, and I continue to be completely focused on this very dicult situation. Upgrades for heating, air, ventilation aect 7 buildings Public Works Department Kings Bay completed its nal inspection of a $4.5 million energy conservation project for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic August 22. e project was the result of a Utility Energy Services Contract with Atlanta Gas and Light Resources, Inc. and its subcontractor Energy Systems Group that is expected to save the NSB Kings Bay more than $430,000 annually in utility costs. Work for this project included replacement of existing lighting and water xtures with more ecient units and upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems across seven buildings aboard NSB Kings Bay. As part of this project, the Maintenance Support Building at the Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic had the existing HVAC system retrotted with UV lights to inhibit microbial growth and increase or maintain the heat transfer eciency across the cooling coils, said Joe Stephenson, PWD construction manager. We also installed 21 high efciency pumps that will will provide for efciencies at the paint booth and hot water for heating and dehumidication. Stephenson explained that energy projects like this make signicant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and Executive Order 13423 which require specic reductions in energy in federal facilities of at least 30 percent by scal year 2015. is is the third energy conservation project this team Stephenson, Engineering Technician Tom Laxton and Contracting Ocer Susan King has worked on together at NSB Kings Bay. e Utility Energy Services Contract was awarded in August 2012. NAVFAC manages the planning, design, construction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental, and public works support for Navy shore facilities Up Periscope What were you doing on 9/11 Page 9 Pinning New CPOs get Anchors at NSB Kings Bay Pages 4, 5 9/11 Memorial service remembers victims Page 7 Check us out Online! Washington Navy Yard scene of tragedy Coast Guard unit receives top award for excellencee crew of Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay received the prestigious Sumner I. Kimball award for excellence Sept. 11. e Kimball Award recognizes Coast Guard boat force units that go above and beyond the Coast Guards motto of always ready. e MFPU received the award from an assessment conducted by the Boat Forces Standardization Team. e team assessed the material condition and full power trial of the boats, knowledge of the crew, underway exercises, the training program and the rescue and survival systems program. e award symbolizes the hard work and outstanding eort put forth by the crew in maintaining the material condition of the assigned boats and personal protective equipment at the highest level, said Coast Guard Cmdr. Stephen Love, Commanding Ocer Maritime Force Protection Unit Kings Bay. e award also represents the exemplary training and readiness level of the crew and the meticulous administrative record keeping conducted by the unit. e award gives recognition to the crews hard work and eorts to maintain the Coast Guards highest standards of boat and crew readiness. It also recognizes their overall high level of excellence and professionalism in executing all aspects of the Coast Guard MFPU Kings Bay earns Kimball Award It is rare for a unit to receive the Kimball Award on the units first evaluation ... Cmdr. Stephen Love Commanding Officer, MFPU Kings Bay Energy project to save $430,000 yearly Syrian chemical weapons in talksU.S., Russia frame agreement to control, destroy threatA framework agreement reached between the United States and Russia during talks in Geneva represents an important, concrete step toward the goal of moving Syrias chemical weapons under international control so that they may ultimately be destroyed, President Barack Obama said Sept. 14. is framework provides the opportunity for the elimination of Syrian chemical weapons in a transparent, expeditious, and veriable manner, which could end the threat these weapons pose not only to the Syrian people but to the region and the world, the president said in a statement released by White House ocials. e international community expects the Assad regime to live up to its public commitments, Obama added. More work remains to be done, the president said. e United States will continue working with Russia, the United Kingdom, France, the United Nations and others to ensure the process is veriable, and that it provides for consequences should Bashar Assads regime fail to comply with the agreed-upon framework. If diplomacy fails, the United States remains prepared to act, Obama said. In a statement, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said the U.S. military has not changed the force posture it adopted in preparation for military strikes against Syria. e credible threat of military force has been key to driving diplomatic progress, Little said, and its important that the Assad regime lives up to its obligations under the framework agreement. e use of chemical weapons anywhere in the world is an aront to human dignity and a threat to the security of people everywhere, Obama said in his statement. We have a duty to preserve a world free from the fear of chemical weapons for our children. Today marks an important step towards achieving this goal.


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013 Editors note: e following is a proclaimation signed by Rear Adm. R. L. Williamson, Commander Navy Region Southeast:Commander Navy Region Southeast 2013 Navy Suicide Prevention Month Proclamation WHEREAS, Nationally, suicide is one of the most disruptive and tragic events a family and community can experience. Annually, more than 30,000 lives are lost. It is estimated that for every suicide, there are 8-25 attempted suicides; and WHEREAS, It is estimated that 4.73 million people in the United States are survivors of suicide (those who have lost a loved one to suicide); and WHEREAS, Suicide is the 10th leading cause of all deaths in the United States and the 3rd leading cause of deaths among individuals between the ages of 15 to 24; and WHEREAS, e President and Congress have declared suicide prevention a national priority and support the execution of prevention strategies based on the United States Surgeon Generals Call to Action to Prevent Suicide; and WHEREAS, Public awareness is the key to preventing further suffering and loss of life. e risk for human self-destruction can be reduced through awareness, education, referrals, and treatment; and WHEREAS, In the military community, suicide has been the 2nd or 3rd leading cause of death for the last decade. e Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of the Navy (DoN) take the issue of suicide very seriously and are actively working to reduce the number of suicides. Many programs and services have been implemented to help service members and their families cope with everyday stressors and the stressors that are unique to military life. e new OPNAV N17 21st Century Sailor communications campaign NavyTHRIVE encourages Sailors, commands, families and civilians to empower themselves by taking personal responsibility for their health, wellness, and growth the next step in building resilience. WHEREAS, Each September, the DoD and DoN recognize Suicide Prevention Month. e theme of the 2013 Navys Suicide Prevention Month observance is rive in Your Community. Suicide prevention goes beyond training people to recognize risk factors, warning signs, or what to do in a crisis. We may not realize it, but suicide prevention happens every day when we do something kind for someone who did not expect it, or just take the time to actually listen to someone when we ask how they are doing. It is a hard thing to quantify exactly how many lives we impact. But the one fact we can count on is that the little things we do mean something big to someone else. When we help others, we help ourselves and we also help in rebuilding a renewed sense of purpose and community; and WHEREAS, is years Suicide Prevention Month theme underscores the importance of taking action as individuals to grow and recognize the impact of stressors in our day-to-day lives and how to develop protective factors against stress and suicide. It is also important for everyone in the Navy Community, not just Suicide Prevention Coordinators and Leaders, to talk about stress and suicide. Facilitating open, proactive, and supportive conversations encourage our shipmates to speak-up when experiencing stress, and to feel comfortable and secure doing so. Openly discussing the subject of suicide promotes help-seeking behavior; and WHEREAS, EVERY LIFE COUNTS! THE NAVY ENCOURAGES INDIVIDUALS TO ACT to take personal action to grow and thrive in the face of challenging circumstances. e ability to thrive is the next step in building resilience, thereby solidifying the relationship between personal responsibility and supportive communities. Now, therefore, be it resolved that I, Rear Admiral R. L. Williamson, Commander Navy Region Southeast, do hereby proclaim September 2013 as NAVY SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH IN THE SOUTHEAST REGION and encourage commands, Sailors, Marines, civilian, and contractor employees and their families to ACT to help prevent suicide in the Navy community. (signed) Rear Admiral R. L. Williamson THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Day for Kids set for Sept. 21e Youth Center at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will have Day for Kids from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 21. All children are welcome to attend. Day for Kids is day for the community to celebrate our youth and for families to spend quality time together. Day for Kids is a free community event lled with games, activities, entertainment and more.ShipShape program starts Oct. 3ShipShape weight loss begins Oct. 3. ShipShape is an 8-week nutrition and weight management course. If you are ready to adopt a weight-loss plan that you can comfortably follow and maintain for a lifetime, ShipShape is your answer. Make a plan that will work for you. Call Registered Dietician Mary Beth Pennington at 573-4731 for more information or to sign-up. Class starts at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 in the base Fitness Center classroom.NSB pet clinic vaccines Oct. 5e Kings Bay Veterinary Treatment Facility introduce new Army veterinarian, Capt. Lauren Seal, to its sta. Seal nished the Army Internship Program at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington State and was stationed here in August, joined by her husband, Matt, and daughter, Cara. With an additional doctor, the Veterinary Treatment Facilitys goal of supporting Sailors and their families, including the four-legged family members, and to. try oering a vaccine clinic on certain Saturdays. e rst Saturday clinic will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 5. You can make an appointment for a healthy pet needing either vaccines (Rabies, $10; Distemper, Leptospirosis, $15; Kennel Cough, Feline Leukemia, $18) or heartworm testing ($25) by calling the clinic at (912) 573-0755. e pet needs to be registered with the clinic prior to the day of the appointment, and registration must be done in person. e animal must be a pet of an active duty service member, retired service member or dependent. Feel free to call with any questions. Jax Tri-Base Job Fair Sept. 25The Fleet and Family Support Centers of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville are hosting the bi-annual Tri-Base Job Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25, at the Jacksonville Morocco Shrine Center. The Tri-Base areas reputation for business expansion creates tremendous competition for skilled workers. In Camden County and Jacksonville, employers can acquire skilled, experienced personnel with the latest training in their field. In addition to service members, there are opportunities for military family members, reservists and retirees with skills at the fair. If you have any questions regarding the Tri-base Job Fair, contact The Fleet and Family Support Center at (912) 573-4513.St. Marys Rock Shrimp Fest Oct. 5The 41st annual Rock Shrimp Festival is Saturday, Oct. 5, in St. Marys. The festival is full day of events including a 5K and 10K races, 1-mile Kids Fun Run, a parade, entertain ment, demonstrations, arts and crafts vendors and food concessionaires, plus dinners that include fresh rock shrimp. For information or questions contact the St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau at (912) 882-4000 visit www. build poker run Nov. 16The Habitat Ride to Build Poker Run, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Camden County, will be Nov. 16. The ride begins and ends at VFW of Kingsland. Cost is $20 for rider and one passenger, one poker hand, cookout, music. For more information, contact Haylinder at (912) 552-4563.Student rewards back at NEXIn the Navy Exchanges A-OK Student Reward Program qualied students participate quarterly drawings for monetary awards for college. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better may enter. To enter, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. Student Vets set JU Color RunStudent Veterans of America will have a 5K Color Run to honor those who served at Jacksonville University, starting at 10 a.m., Nov. 9. Signup online at Now hear this! Suicide Prevention Month observed Navy Region Southeast On Sept. 16, the Military Ocers Assocation of America and Syracuse Universitys Institute for Veterans and Military Families launched e Military Spouse Employment Survey. is anonymous survey provides a platform for all military spouses to share their challenges of employment while on active duty. Its results will enable MOAA and the IVMF to better understand military spouse unemployment and underemployment. e survey, which is voluntary, will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and will be available through Oct. 16. To access the survey and for additional information go to is study will focus on the employment pattern of all military spouses, especially related to their long-term career trajectories. All active duty, National Guard and Reserve, veteran, and surviving spouses who are 18 years and older are encouraged to participate by sharing their stories, experiences and lessons learned. According to the 2010 Department of Defense Manpower Data Center, there are 725,877 spouses of active duty servicemembers and 413,295 spouses of Reserve and Guard members. In addition, an estimated 15 million veterans spouses and more than 5.8 million surviving spouses live in the U.S. MOAA has been a leader in identifying and addressing issues related to spouse employment and this effort will allow us to further our work in this area, MOAA president Vice Adm. Norb Ryan said. We believe the data from this survey will shed light upon challenges spouses face with their employment goals so we can better address their issues. We believe this research will provide insight into both employment and career barriers and opportunities for military spouses, including career progression, said Mike Haynie, IMVF executive director. Further understanding of these issues will also contribute to our ability to provide support as military families transition to being veteran families. We look forward to working with MOAA to identify important policy issues and practices related to military spouse employment that will impact both the military and veterans communities. To encourage as much participation as possible, please share the MilSpouseSurvey with other military spouse communities. Survey results will be released in the spring of 2014.MOAA has military spouse surveyDarleen and I extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of todays events at the Navy Yard, said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert. Our team of Sailors and Navy Civilians at the Navy Yard deserve our care and concern at this time. I applaud the eorts of all who immediately responded to this course of events in order to care for the injured victims and ensure the safety of our personnel. President Barak Obama gave a statement about the tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard, Sept. 16. ... Its a shooting that targeted our military and civilian personnel, Obama said. ese are men and women who were going to work, doing their job, protecting all of us. eyre patriots, and they know the dangers of serving abroad, but today, they faced unimaginable violence that they wouldnt have expected here at home. So we oer our gratitude to the Navy and local law enforcement, federal authorities, and the doctors whove responded with skill and bravery. Ive made it clear to my team that I want the investigation to be seamless, so that federal and local authorities are working together ... In the meantime, we send our thoughts and prayers to all at the Navy Yard whove been touched by this tragedy. We thank them for their service. We stand with the families of those whove been harmed. eyre going to need our love and support. And as we learn more about the courageous Americans who died today their lives, their families, their patriotism we will honor their service to the nation they helped to make great. And obviously, were going to be investigating thoroughly what happened, as we do so many of these shootings, sadly, that have happened, and do everything that we can to try to prevent them. Obama also called Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to express his condolences to the families and colleagues of the victims of the mass shooting and ordered U.S. ags to be own at half-sta until sunset on Sept. 20. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel made Defense Department resources available to Navy ocials as they dealt with a still-unfolding incident. Everyone here at the Department of Defense is saddened by the incident at the Washington Navy Yard this morning, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said in a statement. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims. e Naval Sea Systems Com mands headquarters is the work place for about 3,000 people. e or ganization is composed of command sta, headquarters directorates, al iated program executive oces and numerous eld activities. e com mand engineers, builds, buys and maintains ships, submarines and combat systems and is the largest of the Navys ve system commands. American Forces Press Service, e White House and e Periscope sta contributed to this news story.Navy


around the world. It provides the Navys forces with the operating, expeditionary, support and training bases they need. NAVFAC is a global organization with an annual volume of business in excess of $18 billion. As a major Navy Systems Command and an integral member of the Navy and Marine Corps team, NAVFAC delivers timely and eective facilities engineering solutions worldwide mission. is was MFPU Kings Bays rst evaluation since establishment and receiving all of the assigned assets. It is rare for a unit to receive the Kimball Award on the units rst evaluation, especially a large Coast Guard unit such as ours with 12 boats in its inventory, Love explained. e award is named for the rst general superintendent of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, which was later incorporated into the U.S. Coast Guard. Sumner I. Kimball was the rst general superintendent of the U.S. Life-Saving Service in 1878, due to his persuasive efforts in convincing Congress to improve upon what was a system of volunteer lifesaving stations. Kimballs elevated standards laid the foundation for modern day Coast Guard small boat stations.MFPU Energy Warner pins CPO selectees Chief petty ocer selectees from Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) received one of their anchors Sept. 13 from a veteran and former U.S. senator renowned for his lifetime of service to the Navy and nation. e attack submarines namesake, former Sen. John Warner, joined 150 Sailors and family members and participated in a midday pinning ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. e Navys 12th Virginia-class submarine and is currently under construction in Newport News, Va. I think its extremely important for the persons who are privileged to be associated with a naval vessel to do what you can to enhance the life and understanding of the crew, Warner said. Warner spoke at the ceremony and pinned an anchor on each of the units three selectees. He was joined by his wife Jeanne, the submarines sponsor. We are honored for the opportunity to have Senator and Mrs. Warner participate in the inaugural chief petty ocer pinning for PCU John Warner, said Cmdr. Dan Caldwell, the units commanding ocer. It is a very unique opportunity for our chief selects to be pinned by someone who has dedicated the majority of his life serving our Navy and our nation. I think that this ceremony will be a very emotional time for me, said Chief (select) Electricians Mate Alexander Fritsch before the pinning. Years of hard work and dedication to the Navy have brought me to this point. e Kalamazoo, Mich., native joined the Navy 11 years ago and reported to PCU John Warner last fall. Fritsch will play a key role in helping lead the submarines Electrical Division during the construction process. Caldwell said holding the ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial symbolizes the Navy history and heritage shared between the selectees and Warner. Warner, 86, enlisted in the Navy in 1945 during the last year of World War II, shortly before his 18th birthday. He served briey as a 3rd class petty ocer before leaving the Navy to attend college. [Chief petty ocers] were a fearsome group, Warner recalled during a phone interview. But through the years Ive found that there resides in chief petty ocers a knowledge that is second to none. eyve all come up the ladder, theyve all chipped a little paint, and boy you want them around when the going gets tough. Warner served as undersecretary and then secretary of the Navy during President Richard Nixons administration. He was also a leader on national defense issues, chairing the Senate Committee on Armed Services for more than seven years. He left the Senate in 2009 after representing the commonwealth of Virginia for 30 years. Fritsch was pinned by Warner along with Chief (select) Machinists Mate omas Broadbent and Chief (select) Fire Control Technician omas Tatum. Tatum, from Durham, N.C., said he worked hard to earn his selection, but not without the support of his shipmates and family. His wife, three children, mother and brother were scheduled to attend the ceremony. e pinning will be the culmination of everything that I set out to do in my ca reer. I lack the words to describe that feeling, said Ta tum before the ceremony. Broadbent, from Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y., expected four of his family members to attend including his dad. He said having his dad and Warner pin his anchors is an honor he will never forget. Warner also took all the selectees and crew members to Capitol Hill, where some of the Sailors were to re-enlist. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013 3


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Swing into a great deal at Trident Lakes Golf Club. From now through Sept. 30, Trident Lakes is oering a great round of golf for $20 per round, per person, week days, and $25 per round, per per son on weekends and holidays. is oer is valid for all custom ers. Trident Lakes is open to the public. Call to get your favorite tee time at (912) 573-8475. NFL Sunday Kick-Off is coming Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be offering it in The Big EZ Sports Zone. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. with first game kickoff at 1 p.m. Snacks, door prizes and trivia games will be offered throughout event, with a $5 buffet starting at 6 p.m., which will include variety of bratwurst, knockwurst, cheddarwurst with side options and fixings. Call The Big EZ for more details and game schedules at (912) 573-4564. Steak Night KB Finnegans Irish Pub is hosting a Steak Night 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20 with live entertainment by Pepper & the Shakers, plus drink specials, door prizes and best of all rib eye steaks grilled your way. Cost per plate is $15 wich includes a 9-ounce steak, baked potato, other sides and fixings. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Movie Under the Stars The fall is here and so are Movies Under the Stars! At dusk, about 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 21 at Youth Center ballfields with free admission will be Monsters University (PG). Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and snacks. Mark your calendar for Octobers movie on Oct. 19, Epic For more information about the movie call, (912) 573-4564 MWR is stretching your dollars Every Friday continu ing through Sept. 27, Outdoor Adventures has free Kayak Rentals. Pick it up on Friday and return it Monday by noon. Every day is a free day at the Big EZ. ey show free kids weekend movies at 1 p.m. with all other movies available for 18 years and up the rest of the time its open. Free billiard tables, shuffleboard, foosball, ping pong and more every day for patrons, 18 years and up. For more details, contact (912) 5734564 for more details. Magnolias of Kings Bay Beautiful and spacious rooms are available to make your next event perfect. Its never too early to plan your event, wedding or holiday party. Stop by and check it out. Someone always is ready to assist you with your special occasion. Book with them before Sept. 30 and receive $50 o your room rental by mention ing Magnolias 50 o. Contact Magnolias at (912) 573-4559. 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. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings e Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Youth Center is taking registration for Beforeand 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. Free movies for kids Septembers free mov ies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. with Monsters Inc. Sept. 21 and 22 and Monsters University Sept 28 and 29. 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 movie viewing. For the latest information, call (912) 5734548. 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 Trident Lakes oers golf deal Liberty call MWR Sports SubRon 17 has new skipper Capt. John Tolliver turned over command of Submarine Squadron 17, to Capt. Mark Behning during a change of command ceremony Sept. 12 at the Deterrent Park, Bangor, Wash. Your job is hard, it is unforgiving, it is rewarding, and it is vital, Tolliver said to the assembled submarine commanding ocers of Squadron 17, using the same words he used when he took command in January 2012. I could not have done it without you. ese ships are the dening attribute of a great power in the nuclear age. Submarines are the original and most enduring stealth platform, he said. As the squadrons commander, Tolliver oversaw 33 strategic patrols, planned and executed 25 ballistic missile nuclear submarine (SSBN) rets including 11 dry dockings, and revolutionized the SSBN crew certication process. It is clear that [Captain Tollivers] dedicated leadership was equally vital to getting the mission done, shaping future leaders, moving forward with countless initiatives to improve our force, the quality of work of our Sailors and the quality of life for our sailors and their families, said Rear Adm. Dietrich Kuhlmann, commander, Submarine Group 9, the keynote speaker. Tollivers next assignment will be on the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Study Group in Newport, Rhode Island. Behning comes to Submarine Squadron 17 from the sta of Commander, Submarine Force U.S. Pacic Fleet. He previously served as commanding ocer of USS Nevada (SSBN 733) Blue and Gold Crews, and executive ocer of USS Alaska (SSBN 733). As he addressed the submarine Sailors gathered at the ceremony, Behning took an opportunity to remind them of the critical mission of the ballistic submarine force in todays Navy. What you do is important in this world, he said. e importance of the deterrence you provide is without equal. Submarine Squadron 17 is responsible for manning, training and equipping seven ballistic missile submarines and 14 crews homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013


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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 siteFFSC will take most of its regu lar workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of ve partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social is sues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to par ticipate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty person nel. All classes listed here are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, unless otherwise noted. Hours are 8 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ursdays.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, Sept. 23 and 30. 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.Anger management seminar Sept. 25Anger 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, Sept. 25. It can help you focus on identifying the feel ings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 19. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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 OCONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., Sept. 24. For more information, call 573-4513. 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. This workshop is sched uled for 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 17. The fourth group visit of the month will be 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 25. This work shop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 5734512.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. Sept. 23 to 27. Registration is required by calling 573-4512.Savings and investing examined Sept. 30This six-session class series was developed as a resource for beginning investors with small dollar amounts to invest at any one time. It assumes that par ticipants are investing for the first time and/or selecting investment products that they have not pur chased previously. This workshop will be every Monday until completed. This training is scheduled 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 12. Registration is recommended. For more infor mation call 573-9783.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, informa tion, samples and tips on com pleting the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 1 to 4 p.m., Sept. 23. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Couples Money Management upcomingThis workshop provides cou ples money management skills, understanding budget conflicts and creating a foundation for productive financial communication. It requires both spouses to attend. This training will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. Registration is required, call 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Tri-base graduates Survivors support group starting Audra is a group for active duty females who have been sexually assaulted as adults. is group will oer active duty female survivors of sexual assault as an adult a safe, open atmosphere for discussion and activities to facilitate the healing process. Audra means nobility and strength in French. For more information, contact Jennice Jent at (912) 573-4479 or leslie. 8 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013


Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho During the 9/11 memorial ceremony here on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo spoke about being captain of the USS Maine here and putting out to sea. Like the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, almost everyone has memories of where they were that day. Twelve years ago, my honeymoon with x2 wasnt over, both of my parents were alive, and I was working nights in sports at the Times-Union. I turned on Sports Center to catch up on West Coast scores, when the news broke in. I dont think Sports Center had ever stopped for news and hope it never has to again. Heres what others said.Aaron Jefferson Retired Navy Houston I was stationed in Okinawa at USMC Camp Butler as the battalion chaplain. At the time I was home. My wife was in another room watching TV and said a plane had hit one of the towers. I couldnt believe it. My heart just sank. Kristie Kelley Family member West Frankfort, Ill. I was working at Krayons Academy in St. Marys with 3and 4-year-olds. The director had the news on and people were coming to me because my husband was in the Navy. He called to reassure me he was fine. DeRon Nance Retired Navy Huntsville, Ala. I was deployed off the west side of South America, Equador or Peru, doing drug interdiction as an EM2 on USS Robert G. Bradley FFG 49 out of Mayport. We were supposed to put in for liberty, but we turned around and went back to sea. ET2 Gabriel Lechuga USS Wyoming Gold Amarillo, Texas I was a freshman at Palo Duro High School in a U.S. History class, Post-Civil War. After it happened, we all stood up and said the Pledge of Allegience. They kept us on campus for lunch. The roads around city hall and the area around the railroad were shut down. HT1 Justin Milazzo Trident Refit Facility Brooklyn, N.Y. I was in Pascagoula, Mississippi, on the USS Bulkley DDG 84, in the yards. We werent comissioned yet. After that, we were the first warship to go through New York Harbor after 9/11. Shirley Thompson Family member Woodbine I lived in Burnt Fort and was at home. That was the first one (plane). My husband had just died and I was meeting my lawyer on the courthouse steps when we heard about the second one. Pinned in Djibouti Pearl Harbor survivors and their family members living in Hawaii attended a luncheon at the Silver Dolphin Bistro on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Sept. 12. Five survivors attended the event, which was held to honor fallen and surviving service members from the attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Rear Adm. Richard L. Williams, commander, Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacic, gave opening Pearl veterans visit Hickam THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013 9


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Navy College information Flu shots New Trident Refit Chiefs Hampton Roads area Chief Petty Ocer selectees toured the battleship Wisconsin Aug. 20 to 21 as part of CPO Heritage Days sponsored by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus. e event gave more than 500 CPO selectees the opportunity to learn about their naval heritage, the meaning behind the Navys mission and what it means to be a chief. e purpose of CPO Heritage Days is for selectees to understand the signicance of the anchors they will wear, as well as the brotherhood and sisterhood they will join. You have to be proud of what you are, said Chief (sel) Information Technician Bobbie Brinkley, assigned to Navy Infor mation Operations Com mand. You cant just be a part of something and not know why its there and the history of it. So once you know it, you have more de termination to be a part of something that is so much greater than you are. Sailors also had the opportunity to tour Wisconsin, talk to veterans from previous wars and connect with fellow CPOs. If you are not aware of the past, you can hardly face the future knowledgeably and eectively, said retired Master Chief Quartermas ter James Owen. Today is to help selectees tie into the heritage that they are join ing and carry forth the tra ditions of the CPO. e highlight of the tour for some selectees was the sharing of sea stories from the retired chiefs who served in prior wars. To see the guys from WWII and the Korean War really meant a lot to me, said Chief (sel) Navy Diver Adam Eddingeld, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 3. It is very signicant to hear their stories because these are the guys that [paved the way for] us to be here today. Many chiefs said taking part in the events such as the tour and information sessions are an integral part of the training process. is is a great event for the new chiefs, said Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Micheal MacDonald, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4. Im very appreciative of it and Im sure the selectees are too. New Chiefs pinned at Naval Museum THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013 11


remarks at the beginning of the event and dined with the survivors and their families. Ive never had the opportunity to meet such a ne, distinguished group of war-ghters in my whole life, said Williams. [Its] a rare privilege and our honor to be able to eat with our heroes. Among the attendees was Everett Hyland who was aboard the battleship USS Pennsylvania (BB 38), one of the rst ships to re shots against the attacking Japanese planes. During the event, Hyland spoke about his experiences in the opening moments of the attack on the Pennsylvania. It dawned on me in a hurry, we got hit, said Hyland. I nally picked myself up. I dont know whether it was 10 seconds, or 30 seconds, maybe a minute, I have no idea. en I heard some ocer holler, Get that man to sick bay! Hyland had received multiple burns, wounds and injuries throughout his body. One of the things I can remember is my brother coming to see me, said Hy land. He was on the [USS] Indianapolis and they were out on patrol the morn ing of the incident. When they came into the harbor a week after the attack, the rst thing he did was come to the Pennsy looking for me and he said they had me on the missing list. So he went over to the hospi tal and he nally found me and he said the only way he knew it was me was by the tag on my toe. Years later, at the 50th anniversary event of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hyland met Navy nurse Lanore Riccord who worked at a Pearl Harbor hospital during that time. Riccord worked in the burn ward of the hospital and told Hyland that she probably took care of him while he was there. I thanked her profusely for doing a good job, said Hyland. So I asked her about my brother nding me with a tag on my toe. She said, When you boys were so far gone that we knew there was nothing we can do for you, we tagged you so we wouldnt lose your identity. Hyland is the only remaining Pearl Harbor survivor who served aboard the Pennsylvania. Once in a while I get asked, Do you keep in touch with the other fellas from the antennae repair squad? said Hyland. And my answer is, Not yet. Vice Adm. Robert L. omas, commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, and Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, joined the Republic of Korea Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Choi Yoon-Hee in commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the Inchon amphibious landing, Sept 15. e Inchon landing commemorative events included a wreath laying ceremony, naval demonstration, and parade throughout the city of Inchon, South Korea. U.S. and Republic of Korea navy leaders were joined by Lt. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general of the U.S. 8th Army, and Maj. Gen. Christopher Owens, commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Korea, along with other senior leaders from the Republic of Korea during the Inchon commemorative events. Leaders from both the U.S. and Republic of Korea took time to recognize the contributions of Korean War veterans and highlighted the importance of the Inchon landing battle as a key turning point during the Korean War. Sixty-three years ago, at this very location, a United Nations force of 261 ships and 75,000 troops, thanks to the unwavering determination and outstanding strategy of General Douglas MacArthur, achieved a miraculous victory, said Adm. Choi Yoon-Hee. is great victory was made possible through the sacrice of United Nations troops, along with Republic of Korea Navy and Marines. Retired Col. Warren Wiedhahn, a U.S. Korean War veteran and ocer assigned to the amphibious landing force 63 years ago, recalled the signicance of the Inchon landing during a memoir speech on behalf of Korean War veterans. History tells us the Inchon landing was one of the most daring, yet successful amphibious assaults in the history of warfare, said Wiedhahn. As we saw the absolute ruins of Inchon and Seoul in September of 1950, it would have been impossible for us to imagine the modern, vibrant cities we see in Korea more than 60 years later. More than 2,500 people attended the 2013 Inchon landing ceremony, including more than 250 veterans from the U.S. military branches, Republic of Korea, and participating United Nations countries. Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea is the regional commander for the U.S. Navy in the Republic of Korea and provides expertise on naval matters to area military commanders, including the Commander, United Nations Command, the Combined Forces Command, and Commander, U.S. Forces Korea. Navy leaders, vets mark Inchon Hickam 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 19, 2013


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