The Kings Bay periscope

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

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

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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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oclc - 57252699
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UF00098617:00323


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Special programs resume at 45 percent of levels in pastPentagon ocials announced a plan Oct. 18 that will enable the military services to resume conducting community and public outreach activities in the new scal year, but at a signicantly reduced capacity. is cost-cutting measure will yield a savings of $104 million in scal year 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the Pentagons new strategic approach to community outreach in an internal memorandum to service chiefs and other military leaders. Many activities, including the Blue Angels and underbirds air demonstration teams, will resume, but at a more limited frequency than in previous years. Even given the austere scal climate, Secretary Hagel believes the Defense Department must preserve vital links between service members and communities across the country, said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. Little said that the new guidelines are part of a careful balancing act and demonstrate the Departments determination to make the most ecient use of resources. Community outreach brings Americans to gether in communities across the nation and helps inspire some to serve, builds support at home for those deployed in harms way, and helps to ensure education, employment and wellness ini tiatives evolve to serve veterans, Hagel noted in the memo direct ing these changes. It is unfortunate that sequestration restrictions have kept us from connecting with nearly a half-billion people worldwide over the last six months, and required us to withdraw support from more than 2,800 events throughout the country, the secretary wrote. A senior defense ocial noted that this plan reinstates at a 45 percent reduced capacity: the jet and parachute demonstration teams, band and ceremonial unit appearances, port visits, service weeks, and nonprot and corporate leader outreach. e connections between service members and the civilians they defend are important to active and reserve service members, their families, and veterans, the secretary said in his memo. Community and public outreach is a crucial Departmental activity that reinforces trust and condence in the United States Military and in its most important asset people, Hagel said. It is our obligation to sustain that trust well into the future. Up Periscope Laura Jefferson finds out whos what for Halloween Page 9 Commission A reserve petty officer becomes an ensign Page 10 Reflections Theyre all around you, do you see them? Pages 4, 5 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com NSB Kings Bay riders can have fun, but must obey trac laws on or o base If you think this picture is a good example of losing situational awareness, let me share a recent e-mail Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Safety received from another installation. To all: ought Id share this because it is somewhat unusual at least for us. We had a bicycle/vehicle accident on the installation last Friday. e driver of a van had stopped on the roadway by the bus stop to let a friend depart the vehicle. e bicycle rider was riding with the ow of trac in the roadway and rear ended the van. e bicycle rider said he did not notice the van was stopped. e bicycle rider knocked the vans back window out and sustained facial injuries thank goodness for helmets. Both were issued citations. In recent years the sport of bicycling has taken o like wild re. at brings additional challenges for bike riders, car drivers and pedestrians alike, both on and o base. So what are the rules for bike riders? Where do I ride, on the road or on the sidewalk? Section 40-6-144 of the Georgia Code reads No person shall drive any vehicle upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized driveway. e Georgia Code denes a bicycle as a vehicle; therefore this law applies not only to motor vehicles but to bicycles as well. Excluding multi-use paths, sidewalks are designed for pedestrian travel. SUBASEINST 5530.17 series says bicycle operators have the right to use Kings Bay streets and highway, providing the operator complies with the law. Operators must observe the trac laws. Kings Bay Safety encourages bicycle riders to use the roadway. However, if riders choose to ride on sidewalks, especially in base housing, they must yield to pedestrians who have the right away. State law requires all persons under the age of 16, whether operater or passenger on a bicycle, on a highway, bicycle path or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local political subdivision there of to wear a bicycle helmet. All Department of Defense and Navy instructions require every bicycle rider to wear an approved American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation helmet anytime they ride on base, to include base housing. Some 99.9 percent of the bicycle personal protection equipment discrepancies seen by Safety and Security personnel are children riding to-and-from school, sometimes accompanied by mom or dad who are not wearing helmets as well. Hard hats in lieu to bicycle helmets may be used in the TRF industrial complex. Riders are highly encouraged to wear bright colors during daylight hours and reective garments during at night. Kings Bay replaces almost 3,000 lights, lighting xtures Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded 59 restoration and modernization energy projects totaling $40.9 million in scal year 2013. e projected savings from these projects is expected to be more than 350,000 MBTU, which is a 3.3 percent reduction in energy usage from the 2003 Navy Region Southeast baseline. A British ermal Unit is dened as the amount of energy needed to cool or heat one pound of water by one degree fahrenheit. An MBTU is one million BTUs and is typically used to measure medium to large scale energy consumption. Cost savings on average per MBTU for these projects is $21. e Department of the Navy issued a new energy policy in June 2012 that is driving energy consumption reduction at all Navy installations, transforming the energy culture and seeking new or existing technical solutions for reducing energy, said NAVFAC Southeast Energy Manager Brad Clark. e Shore Energy Management instruction is a complete revision from the 1994 version. e instruction arms the Navys policy and strategy to ensure energy security as a strategic imperative. It also directs the Navy to meet or exceed federal mandates and executive orders. Since naval forces require constant support from ashore installations, the Navy is reducing its vulnerabilities related to electrical grids by lowering consumption, integrating renewable energy sources and increasing control of energy supply and distribution. Energy reliability, resiliency and redundancy are essential components of the Navys Critical Infrastructure Protection program. e instruction further directs the Navy to use the most cost-eective means to meet shore energy goals including a 50 percent ashore consumption Rules of Road apply to bicyclesMilitary to reduce community, public outreach Navy Facilities SE plans energy savings WW II Sub Vets comingReunion events start Wednesday, Memorial Service Nov. 1 Every year, submarine veterans from around the country travel to Camden County and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to catch up with old friends and shipmates. Clad in blue and white vests covered with patches identifying their former bases and boats, they will participate in the United States Submarine Force World War II Memorial Service, at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1. rough Oct. 21, about 150 Sub Vets were registered to attend. Each year we have the honor to host the World War II Submarine Memorial here at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Kings Bay Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba said. It is the pinnacle of all events we do here for the submarine force, because we pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrice and paved the way for all future submariners. I can think of no better way to spend a week of tribute than to honor our veterans. e Memorial Service will include music by the Navy Band Southeast, the Reading of the Boats lost during World War II and, subsequently, each signied by the Tolling of the Bell. Capt. Stephen Gillespie, Deputy

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Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay is now providing annual inuenza vaccine to service members, retirees and families. e u vaccine is required for all active duty military personnel, selected reserves and healthcare workers, and is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for everyone age six months and up. Its the rst and most important step in protecting against u viruses. According to CDC, seasonal epidemics of inuenza occur every year in the United States, usually between October and April. Typically, epidemics cause thousands to tens of thousands of deaths and about 200,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. A vaccine to prevent inuenza has been available since the 1940s, yet some patients dont take the time to get the vaccine, even after the recent 2009 H1N1 global pandemic the rst such pandemic in more than 40 years. Inuenza is a virus that infects the nose, throat, windpipe and lungs. It is highly contagious, spreading from person to person by coughing, shaking hands, sneezing or talking closely with another person. Typical u symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, congestion, cough, runny nose and diculty breathing. Flu can lead to more severe infections like pneumonia, especially in the elderly and the immunocompromised. H1N1 u virus has similar symp toms, sometimes also including vom iting and diarrhea, and can cause severe infections in younger patients, pregnant women and children. NBHC Kings Bay oers two kinds of u vaccine. Flu mist, an intranasal vaccine that is squirted into the nose, can be given to healthy patients ages two to 49. e injectable vaccine, or u shot, is given to pregnant moms, diabetic patients, asthmatics and anyone with a chronic medical con dition such as emphysema. e shot is safe for pregnant women at any time during pregnancy. Since babies arent able to get the vaccine until age six months, mom is babys best protection. Breastfeeding also helps protect babies, thanks to the protective u antibodies that appear in moms milk about two weeks after immunization. At NBHC Kings Bay, patients can walk-in for u vaccine 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flu vaccine walk-ins will be conducted from 7 to 11 a.m. only, on the last Friday of each month, to facilitate command training. For more information, visit www. cdc.gov. To nd out more about NBHC Kings Bay, visit the command Web site at www.med.navy.mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. e Navy-Marine Corps Relief Societys Budget 4 Baby Class is Nov. 7. Learn what expenses you should plan for and how to make wise nancial decisions, where you can you nd the best prices on diapers and formula, and what baby furniture you will need. At the workshop, youll receive a Junior Sea Bag, which includes layette items like crib sheets, onesies and a baby blanket handmade by a Society volunteer. To register, call (912) 573-3928.RecruitMilitary will have a Veteran Job Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 in Jacksonville at Everbank Field. For more information, visit www.prlog.org/12221360-jobfair-for-veterans-scheduled-for-jacksonvilleon-november-7.htmlVFW Post No. 8385 will host the annual Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m., Nov. 11 in downtown Kingsland. At the conclusion of the parade, all are invited to the Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park for the 11 a.m. Spouse House pavilion dedication ceremony, followed by a southern fried catsh dinner at the Kingsland Depot Pavilion, 200 E. King Ave. in downtown Kingsland.e Camden Partnerships Inaugural Kings Bay/Camden Community Golf Classic begins with registration and brunch 10 to 11:30 a.m., ursday, Nov. 7 at Trident Lakes Golf Course on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Best Ball play begins at noon. All funds raised will benet the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, St. Marys Submarine Museum and e Camden Partnership. For more information, contact Marty Klumpp at martyklumpp@tds. net or (912) 227-2148. In the Navy Exchanges A-OK Student Reward Program qualied students participate quarterly drawings for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter for college. e next drawing will be at the end of August. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better may enter. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter, 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. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded more than $611,000 in Series EE U.S. savings bonds and monetary awards with the help of its generous vendor partners. There 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.The 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.e upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture will be oered at the Jacksonville Celtic Festival, a free event noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, Fla. For more information, visit jacksonvillecelticfestival.com/Do you see an event on base you think deserves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselhoff at 573-4719 or e-mail periscopekb@comcast.net. Now hear this! Branch Health Clinic oers u shots NBHC Kings Bay Every single service member deployed outside the United States deserves to receive a letter of gratitude on anksgiving Day. e Bert Show, a nationally syndicated radio program, and its listening community want to give our troops a Big ank You with a little taste of home this anksgiving. In 2007, 375,000 letters to troops all over the world were successfully sent. In 2011, e Bert Show community helped to express a Big ank You with more than 405,000 letters. is year the goal is the same, to provide a letter of appreciation to each service member deployed outside the United States. It can only be done with your help. By pulling together, this project can be a success Each letter should be heartfelt, handwritten, original and free of any political statements. e purpose of the letter is to express thanks to the military personnel currently deployed outside the United States. e Bert Show reserves the right to eliminate those messages that are political in nature and do not reect a positive message in the spirit of anksgiving. Get a letter writing campaign started. Everyone in your school, church, civic group, sorority/ fraternity, oce or neighborhood is welcome to write letters. Give that troops that much-deserved show of appreciation by writing a letter of thank you Here are some guildines: All letters must be on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper or smaller. Do not use glue, tape, staples, cardboard, glitter or otherwise attach anything to the paper. No construction paper. Decorate using crayons, markers, pens or pencils. Use both sides if you like, but use one page per letter only. Do not send greeting cards or photographs. Feel free to include your mailing and e-mail address. Individual letters should not be sealed in envelopes. Do not send anything except letters. Donations of any kind should not be included or attached to letters and cannot be accepted. Letters can be dropped o by Oct. 22 at Lori Lamoureuxs oce at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Security in Building 2026, 1115 Henry Clay Blvd. For more information, call Lamoureux at 573-4235. anksgiving letters for troops sought Big ank You Dont let eas drive your pet crazyFlea allergy dermatitis or sensitivity to fleas is a common issue in veterinary medicine. We call it the pants o allergy because the itching and subsequent hair-loss tends to start at the base of the tail and progresses down both back legs, making them look like they arent wearing their pants. It can be seasonal in some parts of the country, but here in Georgia it has the potential to be a yearround issue. Some dogs and cats are sensitive to the saliva of the ea, so when they are bitten it causes a local reaction. e reaction itches, causing the animal scratch and chew on his or herself. It is important to know that for a sensitive animal, one ea bite can be enough to cause the itching. Your pet may be suering from ea allergy dermatitis even if you dont see any eas. Once a pet starts chewing on his or herself, they can cause an infection of bacteria and/or yeast on the surface of the skin. is infection then adds to the itching, making it a vicious cycle of itching and chewing. is chewing and scratching is known as self-trauma, and it can lead to hair loss, redness, formation of papules little bumps on the skin and more. is itching and scratching can lead to hot spots, which are a worsening of the supercial skin infection. If you suspect that you pet may be sensitive to eas, call your veterinar ian. It is important to treat the skin infection and to take care of the eas. We typically recommend a good monthly ea preventive, as well as treating the home and possibly using a pill that kills eas for 24 hours. Feel free to contact the vet clinic her at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay with questions or to schedule an appointment for your pet, at 573-0755. Dont let eas drive your pet crazy! Four-Legged World By Capt. Lauren Seal Kings Bay Veterinarian In an eort to establish positive access control measures at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, eective Nov. 4, National Crime Information Center background checks must be completed for all persons or groups that do not have access to NSB Kings Bay that will be attending special events on the base, to include weddings, receptions, birthday parties, retirements, change of commands, homecomings, sports and more. A uniformed service member or government employee with a valid Common Access Card, a military re tiree with a valid DoD identication credential, or an adult dependent of at least 16 years of age with a valid DoD identication credential is allowed to sponsor any vehicle occupants with out a NCIC background check. All vehicle occupants 16 years of age and older must have a valid non-expired identication card. A valid escort may escort up 10 guests. e escort must remain with his/her guest at all times. All guests list to be placed on the gates will be delivered to the SUBASE Physical Security Division, Bldg. 2026, for review, NCIC background check and approval before being posted on the gates. e guest list will include name of event, date, time, place and a point of contact to include a phone number. All guest lists must be received seven days in advance of the event. e point-of-contact is Cheryl Par ish at 573-9640 or Cheryl.parish@ navy.mil or Randy Sewell at 573-4402 or Randy.Sewell.ctr@navy.mil.Physical Security to begin checks Physical Security Division 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Commander and Chief of Sta, Submarine Group Ten, is the guest speaker. e weekly calendar of events includes registration and package pickup at the Cumberland Inn and Suites, Wednesday, Oct. 30; e Commanding Ocers Breakfast at the NSB Kings Bay Pirates Cove Galley with Capt. Harvey Guey at 7 a.m., ursday, and later that day a 5 p.m. meet-andgreet barbecue sponsored by Naval Submarine Support Center at Cumberland Inn and Suites. Fridays World War II Memorial Service will be followed by a Trident Training Facility tour and a 6 p.m. steak dinner sponsored by Trident Ret Facility Chief Petty Ocer Association at the Kings Bay Goat Locker. e Order of the Eagles will host a Low Country Boil at the Eagles Club in St. Marys at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2. A World War II Navy study reports the Japa nese Merchant Marine lost 8.1 million tons of vessels during the war, with sub marines accounting for 4.9 million tons, or 60 percent, of losses. Additionally, U.S. submarines sank 700,000 tons of naval ships, about 30 percent of the total lost, including eight aircraft carriers, one battleship and 11 cruisers. Of the total 288 U.S. submarines deployed, including those stationed in the Atlantic, 52 submarines were lost with 48 lost in the Pacic. American submariners, who comprised only 1.6 percent of the Navy, suffered the highest loss rate in the U.S. Armed Forces, with 22 percent killed.Sub Vets A common perception is that someone is safer cycling on the sidewalk than on the roadway. Many motorists and even law enforcement ocers irresponsibly believe and repeat that dangerous message. Sidewalk cycling is statistically the most dangerous type of cycling. When a driver enters or turns, left or right, onto or leaving a street driveway or alley, they are not looking for, or expecting to encounter, a bicyclist, especially one coming from the wrong direction and/or on the sidewalk. Because sidewalk cyclists may be traveling 12 to 20 mph instead of the perhaps 3 to 4 mph of a pedestrian, a motorist has little chance of stopping for a bicyclist crossing his/her path at an intersection or driveway. Nor can the cyclist avoid the motorist. e motorists defense, I just didnt see him (her) is generally a valid one. e cyclist almost literally came out of nowhere Bicycles ridden at night must been equipped with a light on the front which will emit a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front and with a red reector on the rear of a type approved by the Department of Public Safety which shall be visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlights on a motor vehicle. A light emitting a red light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reector. Also required are working brakes. When were doing something we really enjoy, we often get completely engrossed and lose focus of things around us. Remember these simple rules: obey all trafc laws, wear your bicycle helmet and wearing any sort of headphones or ear buds is prohibited while riding on all roadways. Bicycle reduction by 2020, achieving a total ashore energy usage rate of 50 percent from alternative sources by 2020, and reducing the amount of petroleum used in commercial vehicle eets by 50 percent by 2015 and other goals, Clark said. Some of the technology highlights instituted by NAVFAC Southeast bases in scal 2013 included the installation of Light Emitting Diode exterior lighting, solar water heating, high eciency chillers and motors, Direct Digital Controls, and HVAC optimization improvements. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay awarded a contract valued at $5 million that will see the replacement of approximately 2,833 lights and xtures with new LED lighting xtures and save 7,860 MBTU annually. Naval Air Station Jacksonville executed the most energy projects, a total of ten, while NAS Pensacola expects to save the most energy, just under 92,000 MBTU, from executed energy projects. At NAS Pensacola, a contract for $2.8 million was awarded for upgrades to HVAC systems, lighting replacement, and water consumption upgrades in Buildings 3221, 3460, 3828 and 3465. Projected annual savings are projected to be 16,331 MBTU. Chillers in Buildings 126, 300/300B, 321, 484 and 485 will be modernized at Naval Support Activity Panama City. e award was valued at $1.6 million and will save approximately 4,200 MBTUs annually. During scal year 2014, 10 installations throughout the Southeast are programmed to receive 27 projects totaling $30.3 million. ese projects are projected to save 146,000 MBTUs and will put the Navy well on its way to meeting its energy reduction goals. Projects range from exterior lighting replacements to more complex HAVC modernization and controls optimizations. NAVFAC manages the planning, design, construction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental, and public works support for Navy shore facilities 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. Energy THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 3

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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 Reflections of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Photos by Bill Wesselhoff

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A 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. Are 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 Monday, Oct. 28. 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 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, Oct. 30. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. This three-part series of onehour sessions walks participants through practical and creative aspects of applying military experience to 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 evaluations and informa tion on any licenses or certifica tions. Optional documents are award letters and transcripts. This workshop is, 2 to 3 p.m., Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513. A New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. These workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 29. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Oct. 28. For more information, contact at 573-4513. FFSC 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 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ursdays. Gain 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 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 28. Registration required by calling 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops 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. jent.ctr@navy.mil 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Cuyahoga remembered On a cool October afternoon in 1978, Coast Guard Cutter Cyahoga sailed peacefully at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. e cutter hosted a company of eager ocer candidates underway for a training cruise. It would prove to be Cuyahogas last voyage. e 125-foot Cuyahoga began its long and varied career in 1927, when it was commissioned in Camden, N.J. It spent its years hunting rum runners during Prohibition and served as a tender for the presidential yacht, an escort in the Caribbean during World War II and nally as a training platform for future Coast Guard ocers. While underway on Oct. 20, 1978, the Cuyahoga was struck by a 521-foot coal freighter. e impact was devastating and the Cuyahoga sank within minutes. Eleven men lost their lives. Every year since this tragic incident, memorial services are held in Yorktown, Va., and New London, Conn., the current home of Coast Guard Ofcer Candidate School. is year marks the 35th anniversary of the Cuyahoga sinking. e speaker at this years service in New London was Dr. Peter Eident, a former ocer candidate and survivor of the Cuyahoga tragedy. It was the rst time Id ever been on a ship at sea, said Eident during his address at the memorial service. It was a cold, clear night. We were heading up the Chesapeake only 30 minutes from our destination. Eident was standing watch on the bridge that night. He heard a voice from above yell out Contact on the port side! It was the lookout. Shortly after, the Cuyahoga was struck by the freighter. ere were sparks and grinding and gnashing of metal, Eident said. e ship dragged me down about 10 feet. I fought my way to the surface and started to hyperventilate. I calmed myself down, and began to wonder how long I could tread water. Eident used buoyant deck boards for otation until he saw the Cuyahogas 14-foot utility boat resurface. He swam frantically and eventually reached the boat. One by one, the survivors made it to the boat, Eident recalled. No one knew at the time exactly how many were missing. We kept calling out, but heard nothing. e loss of those 11 men was a painful blow to the service. It was of utmost importance to see that this type of incident was not repeated. It is through these types of tragedies that the Coast Guard learns and evolves. What are we to remember? Eident asked. I think those lost would want us to remember why accidents happen and how we can prevent them, because maybe well be able to learn more from our mistakes than our triumphs. e 11 men who were lost on the Cuyahoga were on that cutter for one united, noble purpose: to serve. ey each made the decision to devote their lives to the service of their country by becoming members and leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard. My classmates were smart, brave and dedicated, Eident said. During the service in New London, current ocer candidates placed 11 roses under the Cuyahogas bell, and rang it once for each man lost on that tragic night in 1978. Marines are tested yearly on their physical abilities to react in combat situations. For Davis Lebaron and his baseball team, they had the opportunity to be tested at the Marine Corps level. About 80 athletes of West Ranch High School dropped their bats and picked up ammunition cans to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Challenge in Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 1. e Combat Fitness Challenge was meant to test the physical and mental strengths of these students. e event was intended to replicate the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test that Marines run every year. e CFT is broken down into three parts: Maneuver under re, ammunition can lift, and an 880-meter movement to re sprint. We took August and September trying to get our boys and our girls here on the baseball and softball team in top physical shape with the idea that this was kind of coming, and yet theyre still nding it very challenging, said Casey Burrill, baseball coach at West Ranch High School. Burrill attended the Marine Corps Educators Workshop where he visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and experienced recruit training by participating in events such as the CFT. Burrills experiences led him to ask local Marine recruiters from Recruiting Station Los Angeles to come to the school and teach the students some of the things he learned. We (Marines) came up today to teach these students mental toughness, physical toughness, team work and camaraderie, said Maj. Dominique Neal, commanding ocer, RS Los Angeles. e athletes were split into three platoons and treated like Marines rather than students. e platoons of students rotated through the sta tions. e toughest event was the maneuver-un der-re, which simulates combat-related tasks such as carries, ammunition re supply, grenade throwing, crawls, and agility running. I came here today expecting a really hard work out, said Lebaron, varsity baseball player for West Ranch High School. It wasnt as much of a screaming and yelling experience as I thought but more of a learning experience. e Marines taught them about teamwork and how to push themselves when they are past the point of exhaustion. We put these high school students through what we do every year, Neal said. I think by doing a CFT you learn a little bit about yourself, and learn a little bit about your teammate. At the end of the day the Marines noticed the students, tired and sore, came together as one. Even though these students will not face combat, they will use what they learned on the baseball eld. I want to thank the Marines for doing all of this. I know it takes a lot of work and its a good thing for us as a team to bond together and learn these leadership traits and teamwork skills, said Lebaron, a native of Santa Clarita, Calif. Preps work out with Corps THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 7

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As a military child and daughter of a Navy chaplain, my Halloween nights were spent at the harvest festivals at base chapels. Though I didnt go door-to-door collecting candy, I always went home with my fair share. Students at the MWR Kings Bay Youth Center shared with me what they are going to be for this Halloween. As the terror-filled night nears, remember safe choices whether you are Trick or Treating or attending a party. Braedyn Smith, 8 Family member Jacksonville, Fla. Im going Trick or Treating and having fun with friends. Im going as a skeleton, because I havent been any thing spooky before. Chloe Anderson, 5 Family member Jacksonville, Fla. Im wearing a pretty dress. Im going to be a fairy because I like being cute. Zoee Rasso, 8 Family member Charleston, S.C. Im going to be Pikachu for Halloween. I love Pokemon and thought it would be a unique costume. Demetrius Johnson, 10 Family member Richmond, Va. I may be Spiderman, because hes cool and gets to swing on buildings. Willem Broekof, 9 Family member Rota, Spain I cant wait to be a fireman. Olivia Goss, 6 Family member Kingsland I love the movie The Little Mermaid, so Im going to be a mermaid. Up eriscope with Laura Jeerson THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 9

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Navy College information e Navy Reserve accepted its newest member during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Oct.10. Former Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Owenvbiugie Edoohonba received a direct commission to the rank of ensign and currently serves as a reservist with U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. Commander Marty Grin, Director of Logistics, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command, administered the oath of ofce to Edoohonba, who was commissioned under the Navy Reserve Direct Commissioning Program in Supply Corps. Edohoonba said obtaining a direct commission was a challenging task. Becoming a naval ofcer has been one of the attainable goals I set for myself since joining the Navy eight years ago, said Edoohonba. I consider my commissioning as a right step in the right direction. After earning a Masters in Business Administration degree from Webster University, Edoohonba was selected for the DCO commissioning program this past January. Naval Reservist becomes ocer 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Join Morale, Welfare and Recreation as it throws the best Trunk-or-Treat ever, 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in front of Magnolias, Building 1039. ere will be lots of displays, costumes and candies. Dominos will be selling pizza and drinks. is event is sponsored by USAA, AAU and NFCU. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Oktoberfest in Camden County From 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 KB Finnegans is hosting live entertainment by Cumberland Sound with prizes, activities, cornhole, drink specials, costume contest, beer stein races and beer barrel races. Authenic German food samples like brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, pretzels and cheesed and Apple Strudel. This event is sponsored by Southern Eagle and Bud Light. Remember, Finnegans would like you to have fun but remember to drink responsibly. For more information, call (912) 573-9429. The Night Glow Golf Tournament Its Friday, Oct. 25 at Trident Lakes Golf Course, with a 4 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for military and $35 for civilians. Play nine holes in daylight, then dinner and drinks, and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-the dark balls. Cost includes for each person golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call for reservations now at (912) 573-8475. NFL Sunday Kick-Off is coming Morale, Welfare and Recreation is 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 offered, 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. 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. 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 code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promos. (912) 510-5400. www. facebook.com/kingsbaydominos. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings e Combined Federal Campaign season has started. Kings Bays Child and Youth Program team are two of the organizations you can support with your giving. e numbers are Youth Center School Age Care #37328 and Child Development Center #47018. Officials 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.Youths programs can benet Just for kids Trunk-or-Treat set Oct. 26 Liberty call THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 11

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President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Oct. 16 to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson in a White House ceremony yesterday, citing Swensons heroism during a sixhour battle that followed a deadly Taliban ambush in Afghanistan four years ago. Swenson is the rst Army ocer to receive the nations highest military honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Guests at the White House ceremony included other Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers and Marines who fought alongside Swenson, and the families of service members who died in the battle. Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Army Chief of Sta Gen. Ray Odierno and Army Undersecretary Joseph W. Westphal also attended. Before draping the medal around Swensons neck, Obama recounted Swensons heroic actions in saving more than a dozen lives during the Sept. 8, 2009, Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistans Kunar province. Swenson is the second service member to receive the Medal of Honor for that battle. Dakota Meyer, a Marine Corps corporal at the time, was honored two years ago. e president said Swenson is a remarkable example to the nation of the professionalism and patriotism that everyone should strive for. Capt. Will Swenson was a leader on that September morning, Obama said. But like all great leaders, he was also a servant to the men he commanded, to the more than a dozen Afghans and Americans whose lives he saved, to the families of those who gave their last full measure of devotion on that faraway eld. Swenson served with Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistans Task Force Phoenix in support of 10th Mountain Divisions 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as an embedded advisor to the Afghan border police. He said the honor is for all who served that day and for the families of those who were killed in the battle. e value of an award is truly what we as a nation put into it, what we value it as, he told reporters after receiving the award. is award is earned with a team a team of our nest Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and our Afghan partners standing side by side. Now that team includes Gold Star families who lost their fathers, sons and husbands that day. is medal represents them it represents us. Around sunrise that day four years ago, Obama said, a column of Afghan soldiers and their American advisors were winding their way up a narrow trail toward a village to meet with elders. But just as the rst soldier reaches the outskirts of the village, all hell breaks loose, he added. e American forces and their Afghan partners were ambushed by more than 60 well-armed, wellpositioned enemy ghters, the Medal of Honor citation said. Insurgents surrounded three Marines and a Navy corpsman, Obama said, and rocket-propelled grenades, mortar and machine-gun re poured in from three sides. Will and the soldiers in the center of the column are pinned down, he said. Swenson called in air support, Obama said, but initial requests were denied because Swenson and his team were too close to the village. After nding out his noncommissioned ocer, Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook, was injured, Swenson risked his life to aid him. Will breaks across 50 meters of open space, Ex-Army captain honored 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 13 President Barack Obama signed legislation Oct. 16 bringing federal employees back to work after Congress nally resolved the budget logjam which led to a 16-day shutdown. Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove the threat of government default on its debts. All federal government employees, including some 4,000 Defense Department employees, were to report to work. e legislation is a continuing resolution that will provide federal government spending at scal year 2013 levels. is keeps the sequester-level budget in eect. e act will keep the government open through Jan. 15 and raises the debt limit through Feb. 7. e act contains a provision for a joint Senate-House committee to work on a budget recommendation for scal year 2014. ose recommendations are due Dec. 13. e legislation includes the provision to pay all furloughed employees for the period of the lapse in appropriations. e act calls for those employees to be paid as soon as practicable. Even before the House of Representatives voted, President Obama signaled his intent to sign the bill. Well begin reopening our government immediately, he said in a White House appearance. And we can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease from our businesses and from the American people. Obama asked that all political ocials take the lesson of the gridlock to heart and work together to solve the nations problems. My hope and expectation is, Obama said, everybody has learned that there is no reason why we cant work on the issues at hand, why we cant disagree between the parties while still being agreeable, and make sure that were not inicting harm on the American people when we do have disagreements. So hopefully thats a lesson that will be internalized, and not just by me, but also by Democrats and Republicans, not only the leaders, but also the rankand-le. As he was leaving the Brady Press Room at the White House, a reporter asked the president if the shutdown might not be duplicated in January. No, the president said and left. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the director of the Oce of Management and Budget, said in an Oct. 16 release federal employees should expect to return to work in the morning.Congress passes bill, federal workers return Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released the following message Oct. 17. To All DoD Personnel: Today the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has nally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. is manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work of keeping the country safe. I know that each of your lives has been disrupted and aected in dierent ways. I regret the impact that this shutdown had on so many of our civilian personnel, particularly those who I was previously unable to recall from emergency furlough. Starting today, we will be welcoming all of our civilians back to their normal duties. To those returning from furlough: know that the work you perform is incredibly valued by your military teammates and by me. I appreciate your professionalism and your patience during this dicult period of time, which came on top of last summers sequestration-related furloughs. Your managers will have more infor mation about this, but I can assure you that you will be paid in full for the time you were furloughed during the shutdown. Now that this latest budget crisis has come to an end, we have an opportunity to return to focusing on the critical work of this department. Unfortunately, Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow of uncertainty over this department for much of the year. In the months ahead, they will have an opportunity to do so. My hope is that they will realize that these kinds of crises do great damage to our people, our national security, our economy, and Americas standing in the world. Congress has a responsibility to govern, and it must fulll those basic responsibilities in order to keep our country strong.Hagel issues message to DoD employees e government shutdown is over, but it will take a while for the eects to fade, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Washington Oct. 17. At the shutdowns height, more than 400,000 Defense Department civilian employees were furloughed because of the lapse of appropriations for the new scal year, which began Oct. 1. e Pay Our Military Act allowed the department to bring most back to work Oct. 7. e rest about 5,000 came back to work Oct. 17. While all of us across the department welcome the fact that the shutdown is now behind us, I know that its impact will continue to be felt by all of our people, Hagel said at a Pentagon news conference. All of them, in different ways, had their lives aected and disrupted during this period of tremendous uncertainty. All DOD leaders will work to repair the damage from the shutdown, the secretary vowed. I want all of our civilian personnel to know that the work they do is critically important to this department and this country, Hagel said. It matters to this department, and it matters for the country. e military simply cannot succeed without our civilian employees, and the president and I appreciate their professionalism and their patience throughout this very trying period. While the department must refocus on critical work, Hagel noted, Congress did not remove the shadow of uncertainty cast over DOD. DOD is now operating on a short-term continuing resolution, which limits our ability to start new programs, and the damaging cuts of sequestration remain the law of the land, the secretary said. e continuing resolution passed last night gives Congress the chance to craft a balanced long-term spending bill, Hagel said. If this scal uncertainty continues, it will have an impact on our economy, our national security, and Americas standing in the world, he added. If the sequester level continues, there will also be consequences. e cuts could be devastating to training and to maintaining and equipping the force, he said. DOD has a responsibility to give Americas elected leaders and the American people a clear-eyed assessment of what our military can and cannot do after years of sequester-level cuts, Hagel said. In the months ahead, we will continue to provide our best and most honest assessment as Congress works to establish the nations long-term spending priorities. e secretary said he is concerned about civilian morale. I dont think anyone questions that the uncertainty that shutting down the government and closing down peoples jobs has brought a great amount of not only disruption to our government, to our country, but to their lives, to the civilian personnel whose lives have been disrupted by this particular shutdown, he said. Combined with no authorization, no appropriation, continuing sequestration and the uncertainty of planning, this creates a perfect stew for bad morale, Hagel said. People have to have some condence that they have a job that they can rely on, he explained. I know there are no guarantees in life, but we cant continue to do this to our people having them live under this cloud of uncertainty. If this continues, he add ed, DOD will not be able to recruit good people. e government shutdown and the nations debt limit problem are making American allies nervous as well, the secretary said. Our allies are asking questions: Can we rely on our partnership with America? Will America fulll its commitments and its promises? he said. ese are huge issues for all of us, and they do impact our national security and our relationships and our standing in the world. Furloughs of civilian employees as a result of the government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in productivity, the Pentagons top nancial ocer said Oct. 17. During a Pentagon news conference, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale said that in addition to the lost productivity, the shutdown generated a number of other costs that have yet to be calculated. We built up interest payments, because we were forced to pay vendors late, Hale said. We had to cancel training classes, so we had to bring the people home on orders and then send them right back again. e short-term deal signed by President Barack Obama late yesterday doesnt put the department on rm budgetary ground, Hale noted. With no exibility to move funds between accounts, and accounts frozen at 2012 levels, he said, the department will have to be as scally watchful as it can. If thats a vague answer, its because things are kind of vague, he said. Its not a good way to run a railroad. e temporary funding measure that allowed the government to reopen prevents DOD from starting new projects, Hale said. And one of the biggest problems, he added, is that it requires the department to buy the same ships it bought last year, because Congress appropriates by ship. Its a Groundhog Day approach to budgeting, the comptroller said. e budget uncertainty will have an impact on stang levels and morale, he added. If the budget stays at the level authorized under the Budget Control Act of 2011, he said, were going to have to get smaller. Hale added that the department will try to meet the stang goals through attrition, but that either way, it will mean fewer civilian employees. Im a lot more worried about the morale eects, Hale said. We need some stability, and we need to keep telling [employees] theyre important, and then we need to show it through things like pay raises and no more furloughs, etc. Without a change to the budget, there will also be military force reductions, Hale said. I think all of us are aware that it will be a somewhat dierent, smaller military if we have to go through with those cuts, he added. We will be as prepared as we can, within the limits of time that we have, to be ready for a wide range of contingencies, because we know thats what we face.Shutdown cost DoD $600 mil Defense shutdown eects linger bullets biting all around, Obama said. Lying on his back, he presses a bandage to Kenneths wounds with one hand and calls for a medevac with the other, trying to keep his buddy calm. Swenson continued to ght the enemy and risked his life getting Westbrook to the medevac, said Obama, noting that before the helicopter left, Swenson kissed Westbrook on the forehead in a simple act of compassion and loyalty to a brother in arms. Risking his own life again, Swenson then drove an unarmored vehicle straight into the kill zone to rescue injured Afghan forces, Obama said. He returned into the path of enemy re again, when he and a Humvee crew recovered the four fallen service members. Will and the others carry them out, one by one, Obama said. ey bring their fallen brothers home. Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Edwin Johnson, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Michael Johnson, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Keneck and Navy Petty Ocer 3rd Class James Layton were killed, along with nine Afghan security force personnel. Westbrook survived the battle, but died a month later from complications. To the families of those weve lost, we will never forget, said Obama, adding that the nation is grateful for those who served that day and all who continue to serve with such incredible courage and professionalism. Swenson Edoohonba will attend the both the Direct Commission Ocer Indoctrination Course course followed by the Basic Qualication Course at the Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, RI and nally report to NAS Jacksonville Defense Logistics Agency. e Direct Commission Ocer Indoctrination Course is one of ve ocer accession programs at Ocer Training Command Newport. e course is designed introduce the newly commissioned ocer to the history of naval traditions, customs, and military etiquette. Edoohonbas commissioning into the selected reserves designates him for possible recall to active service. Reservists receive many of the same benets as their active duty counterparts, and perform many of the same duties. I recognize the fact this promotion comes with a unique challenge and it will open doors for me to take on higher responsibilities, Edoohonba said. Edoohonba said his prior enlisted experience and education will help him navigate his new career path. I consider my commissioning a great honor and privilege and I will continue to strive for professionalism and excellence, said Edoohonba. e Navy Reserve DCO program allows university-ed ucated personnel, between ages 19 to 42, the opportunity to earn a commission as an ocer in the naval reserves. Most candidates hold advanced degrees and civilian business experience. In recent years, the number of direct commissions oered by the Navy Reserves has increased, and more skilled ocers are needed to augment current US Navy active duty forces. For more information on DCO programs, contact Lt. Bill Salter, NRD Jacksonville, at william.a.salter@navy. mil or calling (904) 396-1157.Ocer

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Special programs resume at 45 percent of levels in pastPentagon ocials announced a plan Oct. 18 that will enable the military services to resume conducting community and public outreach activities in the new scal year, but at a signicantly reduced capacity. is cost-cutting measure will yield a savings of $104 million in scal year 2014. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the Pentagons new strategic approach to community outreach in an internal memorandum to service chiefs and other military leaders. Many activities, including the Blue Angels and underbirds air demonstration teams, will re sume, but at a more limited fre quency than in previous years. Even given the austere s cal climate, Secretary Hagel believes the Defense Depart ment must preserve vital links between service members and communities across the coun try, said Pentagon Press Secre tary George Little. Little said that the new guide lines are part of a careful balancing act and demonstrate the Depart ments deter mination to make the most ecient use of resources. Community outreach brings Americans to gether in communities across the nation and helps inspire some to serve, builds support at home for those deployed in harms way, and helps to ensure education, employment and wellness ini tiatives evolve to serve veterans, Hagel noted in the memo direct ing these changes. It is unfortunate that seques tration restrictions have kept us from connecting with nearly a half-billion people worldwide over the last six months, and re quired us to withdraw support from more than 2,800 events throughout the country, the secretary wrote. A senior defense ocial noted that this plan reinstates at a 45 percent reduced capacity: the jet and parachute demonstra tion teams, band and ceremo nial unit appearances, port vis its, service weeks, and nonprot and corporate leader outreach. e connections between service members and the civil ians they defend are important to active and reserve service members, their families, and veterans, the secretary said in his memo. Community and public out reach is a crucial Departmental activity that reinforces trust and condence in the United States Military and in its most impor tant asset people, Hagel said. It is our obligation to sustain that trust well into the future. Up Periscope Laura Jefferson finds out whos what for Halloween Page 9 Commission A reserve petty officer becomes an ensign Page 10 Reflections Theyre all around you, do you see them? Pages 4, 5 Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com NSB Kings Bay riders can have fun, but must obey trac laws on or o base If you think this picture is a good ex ample of losing situational awareness, let me share a recent e-mail Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Safety received from another installation. To all: ought Id share this because it is somewhat unusual at least for us. We had a bicycle/vehicle accident on the installation last Friday. e driver of a van had stopped on the roadway by the bus stop to let a friend depart the vehicle. e bicycle rider was riding with the ow of trac in the roadway and rear ended the van. e bicycle rider said he did not notice the van was stopped. e bicycle rider knocked the vans back window out and sustained facial injuries thank goodness for helmets. Both were issued citations. In recent years the sport of bicycling has taken o like wild re. at brings addi tional challenges for bike riders, car driv ers and pedestrians alike, both on and o base. So what are the rules for bike riders? Where do I ride, on the road or on the sidewalk? Section 40-6-144 of the Geor gia Code reads No person shall drive any vehicle upon a sidewalk or sidewalk area except upon a permanent or duly authorized driveway. e Georgia Code denes a bicycle as a vehicle; therefore this law applies not only to motor vehicles but to bicycles as well. Excluding multi-use paths, side walks are designed for pedestrian travel. SUBASEINST 5530.17 series says bicycle operators have the right to use Kings Bay streets and highway, providing the operator complies with the law. Opera tors must observe the trac laws. Kings Bay Safety encourages bicycle riders to use the roadway. However, if riders choose to ride on sidewalks, espe cially in base housing, they must yield to pedestrians who have the right away. State law requires all persons under the age of 16, whether operater or pas senger on a bicycle, on a highway, bicycle path or sidewalk under the jurisdiction or control of this state or any local politi cal subdivision there of to wear a bicycle helmet. All Department of Defense and Navy instructions require every bicycle rider to wear an approved American National Standards Institute or the Snell Memorial Foundation helmet anytime they ride on base, to include base housing. Some 99.9 percent of the bicycle per sonal protection equipment discrepan cies seen by Safety and Security per sonnel are children riding to-and-from school, sometimes accompanied by mom or dad who are not wearing hel mets as well. Hard hats in lieu to bicycle helmets may be used in the TRF industrial com plex. Riders are highly encouraged to wear bright colors during daylight hours and reective garments during at night. Kings Bay replaces almost 3,000 lights, lighting xtures Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast awarded 59 restoration and moderniza tion energy projects totaling $40.9 million in scal year 2013. e projected savings from these projects is expected to be more than 350,000 MBTU, which is a 3.3 percent reduction in energy usage from the 2003 Navy Region Southeast baseline. A British ermal Unit is dened as the amount of en ergy needed to cool or heat one pound of water by one degree fahrenheit. An MBTU is one mil lion BTUs and is typically used to measure medium to large scale energy consumption. Cost savings on average per MBTU for these projects is $21. e Department of the Navy issued a new energy policy in June 2012 that is driving energy consumption reduction at all Navy installations, transform ing the energy culture and seek ing new or existing technical solutions for reducing energy, said NAVFAC Southeast Energy Manager Brad Clark. e Shore Energy Management instruc tion is a complete revision from the 1994 version. e instruction arms the Navys policy and strategy to en sure energy security as a strate gic imperative. It also directs the Navy to meet or exceed federal mandates and executive orders. Since naval forces require constant support from ashore installations, the Navy is reduc ing its vulnerabilities related to electrical grids by lowering consumption, integrating re newable energy sources and increasing control of energy supply and distribution. Energy reliability, resiliency and redundancy are essential components of the Navys Critical Infrastruc ture Protection program. e instruction further di rects the Navy to use the most cost-eective means to meet shore energy goals including a 50 percent ashore consumption Rules of Road apply to bicyclesMilitary to reduce community, public outreach Navy Facilities SE plans energy savings WW II Sub Vets comingReunion events start Wednesday, Memorial Service Nov. 1 Every year, submarine veterans from around the country travel to Camden County and Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to catch up with old friends and shipmates. Clad in blue and white vests covered with patches identifying their former bases and boats, they will participate in the United States Submarine Force World War II Memorial Service, at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 1. rough Oct. 21, about 150 Sub Vets were registered to attend. Each year we have the honor to host the World War II Submarine Memorial here at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Kings Bay Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba said. It is the pinnacle of all events we do here for the submarine force, because we pay homage to those who have paid the ultimate sacrice and paved the way for all future submari ners. I can think of no better way to spend a week of tribute than to honor our veterans. e Memorial Service will in clude music by the Navy Band Southeast, the Reading of the Boats lost during World War II and, subsequently, each signied by the Tolling of the Bell. Capt. Stephen Gillespie, Deputy

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Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay is now providing annual inu enza vaccine to service members, retirees and families. e u vaccine is required for all active duty military personnel, se lected reserves and healthcare work ers, and is recommended by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for everyone age six months and up. Its the rst and most important step in protecting against u viruses. According to CDC, seasonal epi demics of inuenza occur every year in the United States, usually be tween October and April. Typically, epidemics cause thousands to tens of thousands of deaths and about 200,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. A vaccine to prevent inuenza has been available since the 1940s, yet some patients dont take the time to get the vaccine, even after the recent 2009 H1N1 global pandemic the rst such pandemic in more than 40 years. Inuenza is a virus that infects the nose, throat, windpipe and lungs. It is highly contagious, spreading from person to person by coughing, shaking hands, sneezing or talking closely with another person. Typical u symptoms include fever, chills, muscle aches, conges tion, cough, runny nose and di culty breathing. Flu can lead to more severe infections like pneumonia, especially in the elderly and the im munocompromised. H1N1 u virus has similar symp toms, sometimes also including vom iting and diarrhea, and can cause severe infections in younger patients, pregnant women and children. NBHC Kings Bay oers two kinds of u vaccine. Flu mist, an intranasal vaccine that is squirted into the nose, can be given to healthy patients ages two to 49. e injectable vaccine, or u shot, is given to pregnant moms, diabetic patients, asthmatics and anyone with a chronic medical con dition such as emphysema. e shot is safe for pregnant wom en at any time during pregnancy. Since babies arent able to get the vaccine until age six months, mom is babys best protection. Breast feeding also helps protect babies, thanks to the protective u antibodies that appear in moms milk about two weeks after immunization. At NBHC Kings Bay, patients can walk-in for u vaccine 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flu vaccine walk-ins will be conducted from 7 to 11 a.m. only, on the last Friday of each month, to facilitate command training. For more information, visit www. cdc.gov. To nd out more about NBHC Kings Bay, visit the command Web site at www.med.navy.mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. e Navy-Marine Corps Relief Societys Bud get 4 Baby Class is Nov. 7. Learn what expenses you should plan for and how to make wise nancial decisions, where you can you nd the best prices on diapers and formula, and what baby furniture you will need. At the workshop, youll receive a Junior Sea Bag, which includes layette items like crib sheets, onesies and a baby blanket handmade by a Society volun teer. To register, call (912) 573-3928.RecruitMilitary will have a Veteran Job Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7 in Jacksonville at Everbank Field. For more infor mation, visit www.prlog.org/12221360-jobfair-for-veterans-scheduled-for-jacksonvilleon-november-7.htmlVFW Post No. 8385 will host the annual Vet erans Day Parade at 10 a.m., Nov. 11 in downtown Kingsland. At the conclusion of the pa rade, all are invited to the Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park for the 11 a.m. Spouse House pavilion dedication ceremony, followed by a southern fried catsh dinner at the Kingsland Depot Pavilion, 200 E. King Ave. in downtown Kingsland.e Camden Partnerships Inaugural Kings Bay/Camden Community Golf Classic begins with registration and brunch 10 to 11:30 a.m., ursday, Nov. 7 at Trident Lakes Golf Course on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Best Ball play begins at noon. All funds raised will benet the Dolphin Scholarship Founda tion, St. Marys Submarine Museum and e Camden Partnership. For more information, contact Marty Klumpp at martyklumpp@tds. net or (912) 227-2148. In the Navy Exchanges A-OK Student Re ward Program qualied students participate quarterly drawings for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter for college. e next draw ing will be at the end of August. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point av erage equivalent or better may enter. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grad ing period and must re-enter with each quali fying report card. 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 cou pons for NEX products and services. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded more than $611,000 in Series EE U.S. savings bonds and monetary awards with the help of its gen erous vendor partners. There 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.The 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, cook out, music. For more information, contact Haylinder at (912) 552-4563.e upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture will be oered at the Jacksonville Celtic Festival, a free event noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, Fla. For more information, visit jacksonvilleceltic festival.com/Do you see an event on base you think deserves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselhoff at 573-4719 or e-mail periscopekb@comcast.net. Now hear this! Branch Health Clinic oers u shots NBHC Kings Bay Every single service member de ployed outside the United States de serves to receive a letter of gratitude on anksgiving Day. e Bert Show, a nationally syn dicated radio program, and its lis tening community want to give our troops a Big ank You with a little taste of home this anksgiving. In 2007, 375,000 letters to troops all over the world were success fully sent. In 2011, e Bert Show community helped to express a Big ank You with more than 405,000 letters. is year the goal is the same, to provide a letter of appreciation to each service member deployed out side the United States. It can only be done with your help. By pulling to gether, this project can be a success Each letter should be heartfelt, handwritten, original and free of any political statements. e pur pose of the letter is to express thanks to the military personnel currently deployed outside the United States. e Bert Show reserves the right to eliminate those messages that are political in nature and do not reect a positive message in the spirit of anksgiving. Get a letter writing campaign started. Everyone in your school, church, civic group, sorority/ fra ternity, oce or neighborhood is welcome to write letters. Give that troops that much-deserved show of appreciation by writing a letter of thank you Here are some guildines: All letters must be on 8.5-inch by 11-inch paper or smaller. Do not use glue, tape, staples, cardboard, glitter or otherwise attach anything to the paper. No construction paper. Decorate using crayons, mark ers, pens or pencils. Use both sides if you like, but use one page per letter only. Do not send greeting cards or photographs. Feel free to include your mailing and e-mail address. Individual letters should not be sealed in envelopes. Do not send anything except letters. Donations of any kind should not be included or attached to letters and cannot be accepted. Letters can be dropped o by Oct. 22 at Lori Lamoureuxs oce at Na val Submarine Base Kings Bay Security in Building 2026, 1115 Henry Clay Blvd. For more information, call Lamoureux at 573-4235. anksgiving letters for troops sought Big ank You Dont let eas drive your pet crazyFlea allergy dermatitis or sen sitivity to fleas is a common issue in veterinary medicine. We call it the pants o allergy because the itching and subsequent hair-loss tends to start at the base of the tail and progresses down both back legs, making them look like they arent wearing their pants. It can be seasonal in some parts of the country, but here in Georgia it has the potential to be a yearround issue. Some dogs and cats are sensitive to the saliva of the ea, so when they are bitten it causes a local reac tion. e reaction itches, causing the animal scratch and chew on his or herself. It is important to know that for a sensitive animal, one ea bite can be enough to cause the itching. Your pet may be suering from ea allergy dermatitis even if you dont see any eas. Once a pet starts chewing on his or herself, they can cause an infection of bacteria and/or yeast on the surface of the skin. is infection then adds to the itching, making it a vicious cycle of itching and chewing. is chewing and scratching is known as self-trauma, and it can lead to hair loss, redness, formation of papules little bumps on the skin and more. is itching and scratching can lead to hot spots, which are a worsening of the super cial skin infection. If you suspect that you pet may be sensitive to eas, call your veterinar ian. It is important to treat the skin infection and to take care of the eas. We typically recommend a good monthly ea preventive, as well as treating the home and possibly us ing a pill that kills eas for 24 hours. Feel free to contact the vet clinic her at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay with questions or to schedule an appointment for your pet, at 573-0755. Dont let eas drive your pet crazy! Four-Legged World By Capt. Lauren Seal Kings Bay Veterinarian In an eort to establish positive access control measures at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, eective Nov. 4, National Crime Information Center background checks must be completed for all persons or groups that do not have access to NSB Kings Bay that will be attending special events on the base, to include wed dings, receptions, birthday parties, retirements, change of commands, homecomings, sports and more. A uniformed service member or government employee with a valid Common Access Card, a military re tiree with a valid DoD identication credential, or an adult dependent of at least 16 years of age with a valid DoD identication credential is allowed to sponsor any vehicle occupants with out a NCIC background check. All vehicle occupants 16 years of age and older must have a valid non-expired identication card. A valid escort may escort up 10 guests. e escort must remain with his/her guest at all times. All guests list to be placed on the gates will be delivered to the SUB ASE Physical Security Division, Bldg. 2026, for review, NCIC back ground check and approval before being posted on the gates. e guest list will include name of event, date, time, place and a point of contact to include a phone num ber. All guest lists must be received seven days in advance of the event. e point-of-contact is Cheryl Par ish at 573-9640 or Cheryl.parish@ navy.mil or Randy Sewell at 573-4402 or Randy.Sewell.ctr@navy.mil.Physical Security to begin checks Physical Security Division 2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Commander and Chief of Sta, Submarine Group Ten, is the guest speaker. e weekly calendar of events includes registration and package pickup at the Cumberland Inn and Suites, Wednesday, Oct. 30; e Command ing Ocers Breakfast at the NSB Kings Bay Pirates Cove Galley with Capt. Harvey Guey at 7 a.m., ursday, and later that day a 5 p.m. meet-andgreet barbecue sponsored by Naval Submarine Sup port Center at Cumber land Inn and Suites. Fridays World War II Memorial Service will be followed by a Trident Training Facility tour and a 6 p.m. steak dinner sponsored by Trident Ret Facility Chief Petty Ocer Association at the Kings Bay Goat Locker. e Order of the Eagles will host a Low Country Boil at the Eagles Club in St. Marys at 3 p.m., Satur day, Nov. 2. A World War II Navy study reports the Japa nese Merchant Marine lost 8.1 million tons of vessels during the war, with sub marines accounting for 4.9 million tons, or 60 percent, of losses. Additionally, U.S. submarines sank 700,000 tons of naval ships, about 30 percent of the total lost, including eight aircraft carriers, one battleship and 11 cruisers. Of the total 288 U.S. submarines deployed, in cluding those stationed in the Atlantic, 52 subma rines were lost with 48 lost in the Pacic. American submariners, who comprised only 1.6 percent of the Navy, suf fered the highest loss rate in the U.S. Armed Forces, with 22 percent killed.Sub Vets A common perception is that someone is safer cycling on the sidewalk than on the roadway. Many motorists and even law enforcement ocers irresponsibly believe and repeat that dangerous message. Sidewalk cycling is statistically the most dangerous type of cycling. When a driver enters or turns, left or right, onto or leaving a street driveway or alley, they are not looking for, or expecting to encounter, a bicyclist, especially one coming from the wrong direction and/or on the side walk. Because sidewalk cyclists may be traveling 12 to 20 mph instead of the perhaps 3 to 4 mph of a pedestrian, a motorist has little chance of stopping for a bicyclist crossing his/her path at an intersection or driveway. Nor can the cyclist avoid the motorist. e motorists defense, I just didnt see him (her) is generally a valid one. e cyclist almost literally came out of nowhere Bicycles ridden at night must been equipped with a light on the front which will emit a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the front and with a red re ector on the rear of a type approved by the Department of Public Safety which shall be visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlights on a motor vehicle. A light emitting a red light visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reector. Also required are working brakes. When were doing something we really enjoy, we of ten get completely engrossed and lose focus of things around us. Remember these simple rules: obey all traf c laws, wear your bicycle helmet and wearing any sort of headphones or ear buds is prohibited while riding on all roadways. Bicycle reduction by 2020, achiev ing a total ashore energy usage rate of 50 percent from alternative sources by 2020, and reducing the amount of petroleum used in commercial ve hicle eets by 50 percent by 2015 and other goals, Clark said. Some of the technology highlights instituted by NAVFAC Southeast bases in scal 2013 included the installation of Light Emit ting Diode exterior light ing, solar water heating, high eciency chillers and motors, Direct Digital Controls, and HVAC opti mization improvements. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay awarded a con tract valued at $5 million that will see the replace ment of approximately 2,833 lights and xtures with new LED lighting xtures and save 7,860 MBTU annually. Naval Air Station Jack sonville executed the most energy projects, a total of ten, while NAS Pensacola expects to save the most energy, just under 92,000 MBTU, from executed en ergy projects. At NAS Pensacola, a contract for $2.8 million was awarded for upgrades to HVAC systems, lighting replacement, and water consumption upgrades in Buildings 3221, 3460, 3828 and 3465. Projected annual savings are projected to be 16,331 MBTU. Chillers in Buildings 126, 300/300B, 321, 484 and 485 will be modernized at Naval Support Ac tivity Panama City. e award was valued at $1.6 million and will save approximately 4,200 MBTUs annually. During scal year 2014, 10 installations throughout the Southeast are programmed to receive 27 projects totaling $30.3 million. ese projects are pro jected to save 146,000 MB TUs and will put the Navy well on its way to meeting its energy reduction goals. Projects range from exterior lighting replacements to more complex HAVC modernization and controls optimizations. NAVFAC manages the planning, design, con struction, contingency engineering, real estate, environmental, and public works support for Navy shore facilities 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 an nual volume of business in excess of $18 billion. As a major Navy Sys tems Command and an integral member of the Navy and Marine Corps team, NAVFAC delivers timely and eective facili ties engineering solutions worldwide. Energy THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 3

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A 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. Are you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop tem per tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to fig ure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. 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 is not an effective meth od for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slat ed for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Oct. 30. It can help you focus on iden tifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. This three-part series of onehour sessions walks participants through practical and creative aspects of applying military experience to 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 evaluations and informa tion on any licenses or certifica tions. Optional documents are award letters and transcripts. This workshop is, 2 to 3 p.m., Oct. 22 and 29 and Nov. 5. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513. A New Moms and Dads Support Group will meet every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. These workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 29. This workshop is an opportunity to share experienc es, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Oct. 28. For more information, contact at 573-4513. FFSC 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 other wise noted. Hours are 8 a.m.to 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ursdays. Gain 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 5 to 8 p.m., Oct. 28. Registration required by calling 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Survivors support group starting Audra is a group for ac tive duty females who have been sexually as saulted as adults. is group will oer ac tive duty female survivors of sexual assault as an adult a safe, open atmo sphere 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. jent.ctr@navy.mil 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Cuyahoga remembered On a cool October after noon in 1978, Coast Guard Cutter Cyahoga sailed peacefully at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. e cutter hosted a company of eager ocer candidates underway for a training cruise. It would prove to be Cuyahogas last voyage. e 125-foot Cuyahoga began its long and varied career in 1927, when it was commissioned in Cam den, N.J. It spent its years hunting rum runners during Pro hibition and served as a tender for the presidential yacht, an escort in the Caribbean during World War II and nally as a training platform for future Coast Guard ocers. While underway on Oct. 20, 1978, the Cuyahoga was struck by a 521-foot coal freighter. e impact was devastating and the Cuyahoga sank within minutes. Eleven men lost their lives. Every year since this tragic incident, memorial services are held in York town, Va., and New Lon don, Conn., the current home of Coast Guard Of cer Candidate School. is year marks the 35th anniversary of the Cuyahoga sinking. e speaker at this years service in New London was Dr. Peter Eident, a for mer ocer candidate and survivor of the Cuyahoga tragedy. It was the rst time Id ever been on a ship at sea, said Eident during his ad dress at the memorial ser vice. It was a cold, clear night. We were heading up the Chesapeake only 30 minutes from our destination. Eident was standing watch on the bridge that night. He heard a voice from above yell out Con tact on the port side! It was the lookout. Shortly after, the Cuyahoga was struck by the freighter. ere were sparks and grinding and gnashing of metal, Eident said. e ship dragged me down about 10 feet. I fought my way to the surface and started to hyperventilate. I calmed myself down, and began to wonder how long I could tread water. Eident used buoyant deck boards for o tation until he saw the Cuyahogas 14-foot utility boat resurface. He swam frantically and eventually reached the boat. One by one, the survi vors made it to the boat, Eident recalled. No one knew at the time exactly how many were missing. We kept calling out, but heard nothing. e loss of those 11 men was a painful blow to the service. It was of utmost importance to see that this type of incident was not repeated. It is through these types of tragedies that the Coast Guard learns and evolves. What are we to re member? Eident asked. I think those lost would want us to remember why accidents happen and how we can prevent them, because maybe well be able to learn more from our mistakes than our tri umphs. e 11 men who were lost on the Cuyahoga were on that cutter for one united, noble purpose: to serve. ey each made the decision to devote their lives to the service of their country by becoming members and leaders of the U.S. Coast Guard. My classmates were smart, brave and dedi cated, Eident said. During the service in New Lon don, current ocer can didates placed 11 roses under the Cuyahogas bell, and rang it once for each man lost on that tragic night in 1978. Marines are tested yearly on their physical abilities to react in combat situations. For Davis Lebaron and his baseball team, they had the opportunity to be tested at the Marine Corps level. About 80 athletes of West Ranch High School dropped their bats and picked up ammunition cans to participate in the Marine Corps Combat Fit ness Challenge in Santa Clarita, Calif., Oct. 1. e Combat Fitness Challenge was meant to test the physical and mental strengths of these students. e event was intended to replicate the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test that Marines run ev ery year. e CFT is bro ken down into three parts: Maneuver under re, ammunition can lift, and an 880-meter movement to re sprint. We took August and September trying to get our boys and our girls here on the baseball and soft ball team in top physical shape with the idea that this was kind of coming, and yet theyre still nding it very challenging, said Casey Burrill, baseball coach at West Ranch High School. Burrill attended the Marine Corps Educators Workshop where he visited the Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego and experienced recruit training by participating in events such as the CFT. Burrills experiences led him to ask local Marine recruiters from Recruit ing Station Los Angeles to come to the school and teach the students some of the things he learned. We (Marines) came up today to teach these students mental toughness, physical toughness, team work and camaraderie, said Maj. Dominique Neal, commanding ocer, RS Los Angeles. e athletes were split into three platoons and treated like Marines rather than students. e platoons of students rotated through the sta tions. e toughest event was the maneuver-un der-re, which simulates combat-related tasks such as carries, ammunition re supply, grenade throwing, crawls, and agility running. I came here today ex pecting a really hard work out, said Lebaron, var sity baseball player for West Ranch High School. It wasnt as much of a screaming and yelling ex perience as I thought but more of a learning experi ence. e Marines taught them about teamwork and how to push themselves when they are past the point of exhaustion. We put these high school students through what we do every year, Neal said. I think by do ing a CFT you learn a little bit about yourself, and learn a little bit about your teammate. At the end of the day the Marines noticed the students, tired and sore, came together as one. Even though these students will not face com bat, they will use what they learned on the base ball eld. I want to thank the Marines for doing all of this. I know it takes a lot of work and its a good thing for us as a team to bond together and learn these leader ship traits and teamwork skills, said Lebaron, a na tive of Santa Clarita, Calif. Preps work out with Corps THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 7

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As a military child and daughter of a Navy chap lain, my Halloween nights were spent at the harvest festivals at base chapels. Though I didnt go door-to-door collecting candy, I always went home with my fair share. Students at the MWR Kings Bay Youth Center shared with me what they are going to be for this Halloween. As the terror-filled night nears, remember safe choices whether you are Trick or Treating or attending a party. Braedyn Smith, 8 Family member Jacksonville, Fla. Im going Trick or Treating and having fun with friends. Im going as a skeleton, because I havent been any thing spooky before. Chloe Anderson, 5 Family member Jacksonville, Fla. Im wearing a pretty dress. Im going to be a fairy because I like being cute. Zoee Rasso, 8 Family member Charleston, S.C. Im going to be Pikachu for Halloween. I love Pokemon and thought it would be a unique costume. Demetrius Johnson, 10 Family member Richmond, Va. I may be Spiderman, because hes cool and gets to swing on buildings. Willem Broekof, 9 Family member Rota, Spain I cant wait to be a fireman. Olivia Goss, 6 Family member Kingsland I love the movie The Little Mermaid, so Im going to be a mermaid. Up eriscope with Laura Jeerson THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 9

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Navy College information e Navy Reserve ac cepted its newest member during a commissioning ceremony at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Oct.10. Former Logistics Spe cialist 2nd Class Owen vbiugie Edoohonba received a direct commis sion to the rank of ensign and currently serves as a reservist with U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command. Commander Marty Grin, Director of Logistics, Navy Region Southeast Reserve Component Command, ad ministered the oath of of ce to Edoohonba, who was commissioned under the Navy Reserve Direct Commissioning Program in Supply Corps. Edohoonba said obtaining a direct commission was a challenging task. Becoming a naval of cer has been one of the attainable goals I set for myself since joining the Navy eight years ago, said Edoohonba. I consider my commissioning as a right step in the right di rection. After earning a Masters in Business Administra tion degree from Webster University, Edoohonba was selected for the DCO commissioning program this past January. Naval Reservist becomes ocer 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Join Morale, Welfare and Recreation as it throws the best Trunk-or-Treat ever, 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 in front of Magnolias, Building 1039. ere will be lots of displays, costumes and candies. Dominos will be sell ing pizza and drinks. is event is sponsored by USAA, AAU and NFCU. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Oktoberfest in Camden County From 5 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25 KB Finnegans is hosting live entertainment by Cumberland Sound with prizes, activities, cornhole, drink specials, costume contest, beer stein races and beer barrel races. Authenic German food samples like brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, cabbage, pretzels and cheesed and Apple Strudel. This event is sponsored by Southern Eagle and Bud Light. Remember, Finnegans would like you to have fun but remember to drink responsibly. For more information, call (912) 573-9429. The Night Glow Golf Tournament Its Friday, Oct. 25 at Trident Lakes Golf Course, with a 4 p.m. shotgun start. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for mili tary and $35 for civilians. Play nine holes in daylight, then dinner and drinks, and nine holes in the dark with glow-in-the dark balls. Cost includes for each person golf, dinner, prizes and two glow balls. Call for res ervations now at (912) 573-8475. NFL Sunday Kick-Off is coming Morale, Welfare and Recreation is 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 offered, with a $5 buffet starting at 6 p.m., which will include variety of bratwurst, knockwurst, ched darwurst with side options and fixings. Call The Big EZ for more details and game schedules at (912) 573-4564. 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. 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 infor mation, call (912) 573-3990. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promos. (912) 510-5400. www. facebook.com/kingsbaydominos. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings e Combined Federal Campaign season has start ed. Kings Bays Child and Youth Program team are two of the organizations you can support with your giving. e numbers are Youth Center School Age Care #37328 and Child Development Center #47018. Officials 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.Youths programs can benet Just for kids Trunk-or-Treat set Oct. 26 Liberty call THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 11

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President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Oct. 16 to former Army Capt. William D. Swenson in a White House ceremony yesterday, citing Swensons heroism during a sixhour battle that followed a deadly Taliban ambush in Afghanistan four years ago. Swenson is the rst Army ocer to receive the nations highest military honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan. Guests at the White House ceremony included other Medal of Honor recipients, soldiers and Marines who fought alongside Swenson, and the families of service members who died in the battle. Army Secretary John M. McHugh, Army Chief of Sta Gen. Ray Odierno and Army Undersecretary Joseph W. Westphal also attended. Before draping the med al around Swensons neck, Obama recounted Swensons heroic actions in saving more than a dozen lives during the Sept. 8, 2009, Battle of Ganjgal in Afghanistans Kunar prov ince. Swenson is the second service member to receive the Medal of Honor for that battle. Dakota Meyer, a Marine Corps corporal at the time, was honored two years ago. e president said Sw enson is a remarkable example to the nation of the professionalism and patriotism that everyone should strive for. Capt. Will Swenson was a leader on that Sep tember morning, Obama said. But like all great leaders, he was also a servant to the men he commanded, to the more than a dozen Afghans and Americans whose lives he saved, to the families of those who gave their last full measure of devotion on that faraway eld. Swenson served with Combined Security Tran sition Command Afghani stans Task Force Phoenix in support of 10th Mountain Divisions 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as an embedded advisor to the Afghan bor der police. He said the honor is for all who served that day and for the families of those who were killed in the battle. e value of an award is truly what we as a nation put into it, what we value it as, he told reporters af ter receiving the award. is award is earned with a team a team of our nest Marines, Army, Air Force, Navy and our Afghan partners standing side by side. Now that team includes Gold Star families who lost their fa thers, sons and husbands that day. is medal rep resents them it repre sents us. Around sunrise that day four years ago, Obama said, a column of Afghan soldiers and their Ameri can advisors were winding their way up a narrow trail toward a village to meet with elders. But just as the rst soldier reaches the out skirts of the village, all hell breaks loose, he added. e American forces and their Afghan partners were ambushed by more than 60 well-armed, wellpositioned enemy ght ers, the Medal of Honor citation said. Insurgents surrounded three Marines and a Navy corpsman, Obama said, and rocket-propelled gre nades, mortar and machine-gun re poured in from three sides. Will and the soldiers in the center of the column are pinned down, he said. Swenson called in air sup port, Obama said, but ini tial requests were denied because Swenson and his team were too close to the village. After nding out his noncommissioned ocer, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ken neth Westbrook, was injured, Swenson risked his life to aid him. Will breaks across 50 meters of open space, Ex-Army captain honored 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, October 24, 2013 13 President Barack Obama signed legislation Oct. 16 bring ing federal employees back to work after Congress nally re solved the budget logjam which led to a 16-day shutdown. Senate leaders championed bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and remove the threat of gov ernment default on its debts. All federal government employees, including some 4,000 Defense Department employees, were to report to work. e legislation is a continuing resolution that will provide federal government spending at s cal year 2013 levels. is keeps the sequester-level budget in eect. e act will keep the govern ment open through Jan. 15 and raises the debt limit through Feb. 7. e act contains a provision for a joint Senate-House committee to work on a budget rec ommendation for scal year 2014. ose recommendations are due Dec. 13. e legislation includes the provision to pay all furloughed employees for the period of the lapse in appropriations. e act calls for those employees to be paid as soon as practicable. Even before the House of Rep resentatives voted, President Obama signaled his intent to sign the bill. Well begin reopening our government immediately, he said in a White House appear ance. And we can begin to lift this cloud of uncertainty and unease from our businesses and from the American people. Obama asked that all politi cal ocials take the lesson of the gridlock to heart and work together to solve the nations problems. My hope and expectation is, Obama said, everybody has learned that there is no reason why we cant work on the issues at hand, why we cant disagree between the parties while still being agreeable, and make sure that were not inicting harm on the American people when we do have disagreements. So hopefully thats a lesson that will be internalized, and not just by me, but also by Demo crats and Republicans, not only the leaders, but also the rankand-le. As he was leaving the Brady Press Room at the White House, a reporter asked the president if the shutdown might not be du plicated in January. No, the president said and left. Sylvia Matthews Burwell, the director of the Oce of Manage ment and Budget, said in an Oct. 16 release federal employees should expect to return to work in the morning.Congress passes bill, federal workers return Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released the following message Oct. 17. To All DoD Personnel: Today the Department of Defense is resuming normal operations across the world, now that Congress has nally restored funding for DoD and the rest of the federal government. is manufactured crisis was an unwelcome and unnecessary distraction from our critical work of keeping the country safe. I know that each of your lives has been dis rupted and aected in dierent ways. I regret the impact that this shutdown had on so many of our civilian personnel, particularly those who I was previously unable to recall from emergency furlough. Starting today, we will be welcoming all of our civilians back to their normal duties. To those returning from furlough: know that the work you perform is incredibly valued by your military teammates and by me. I appreciate your professionalism and your patience during this dicult period of time, which came on top of last summers sequestration-related furloughs. Your managers will have more infor mation about this, but I can assure you that you will be paid in full for the time you were furloughed during the shutdown. Now that this latest budget crisis has come to an end, we have an opportunity to return to focusing on the critical work of this depart ment. Unfortunately, Congress did not end the budget uncertainty that has cast such a shadow of uncertainty over this department for much of the year. In the months ahead, they will have an opportunity to do so. My hope is that they will realize that these kinds of crises do great damage to our people, our national security, our economy, and Americas standing in the world. Congress has a responsibility to govern, and it must fulll those basic responsibilities in order to keep our country strong.Hagel issues message to DoD employees e government shut down is over, but it will take a while for the eects to fade, Defense Secre tary Chuck Hagel said in Washington Oct. 17. At the shutdowns height, more than 400,000 Defense Department ci vilian employees were furloughed because of the lapse of appropriations for the new scal year, which began Oct. 1. e Pay Our Military Act allowed the department to bring most back to work Oct. 7. e rest about 5,000 came back to work Oct. 17. While all of us across the department welcome the fact that the shutdown is now behind us, I know that its impact will con tinue to be felt by all of our people, Hagel said at a Pentagon news confer ence. All of them, in dif ferent ways, had their lives aected and disrupted during this period of tre mendous uncertainty. All DOD leaders will work to repair the damage from the shutdown, the secretary vowed. I want all of our civilian personnel to know that the work they do is criti cally important to this de partment and this country, Hagel said. It matters to this department, and it matters for the country. e military simply can not succeed without our civilian employees, and the president and I ap preciate their professionalism and their patience throughout this very try ing period. While the department must refocus on critical work, Hagel noted, Con gress did not remove the shadow of uncertainty cast over DOD. DOD is now operating on a short-term continuing resolution, which lim its our ability to start new programs, and the dam aging cuts of sequestra tion remain the law of the land, the secretary said. e continuing resolution passed last night gives Congress the chance to craft a balanced long-term spending bill, Hagel said. If this scal uncertainty continues, it will have an impact on our economy, our national security, and Americas standing in the world, he added. If the sequester level continues, there will also be conse quences. e cuts could be devastating to training and to maintaining and equipping the force, he said. DOD has a responsibility to give Americas elect ed leaders and the Ameri can people a clear-eyed assessment of what our military can and cannot do after years of seques ter-level cuts, Hagel said. In the months ahead, we will continue to provide our best and most honest assessment as Congress works to establish the na tions long-term spending priorities. e secretary said he is concerned about civilian morale. I dont think anyone questions that the uncertainty that shutting down the government and closing down peo ples jobs has brought a great amount of not only disruption to our government, to our country, but to their lives, to the civil ian personnel whose lives have been disrupted by this particular shutdown, he said. Combined with no authorization, no ap propriation, continuing sequestration and the un certainty of planning, this creates a perfect stew for bad morale, Hagel said. People have to have some condence that they have a job that they can rely on, he explained. I know there are no guar antees in life, but we cant continue to do this to our people having them live under this cloud of uncer tainty. If this continues, he add ed, DOD will not be able to recruit good people. e government shut down and the nations debt limit problem are making American allies nervous as well, the secre tary said. Our allies are asking questions: Can we rely on our partnership with America? Will America fulll its commitments and its promises? he said. ese are huge issues for all of us, and they do im pact our national security and our relationships and our standing in the world. Furloughs of civilian employees as a result of the government shutdown cost the Defense Department at least $600 million in productivity, the Pen tagons top nancial ocer said Oct. 17. During a Pentagon news confer ence, DOD Comptroller Robert F. Hale said that in addition to the lost productivity, the shutdown generated a number of other costs that have yet to be calculated. We built up interest payments, because we were forced to pay vendors late, Hale said. We had to cancel training classes, so we had to bring the people home on orders and then send them right back again. e short-term deal signed by President Barack Obama late yesterday doesnt put the department on rm budgetary ground, Hale noted. With no exibility to move funds between accounts, and accounts frozen at 2012 levels, he said, the department will have to be as scally watchful as it can. If thats a vague answer, its because things are kind of vague, he said. Its not a good way to run a railroad. e temporary funding measure that allowed the gov ernment to reopen prevents DOD from starting new projects, Hale said. And one of the biggest problems, he added, is that it requires the department to buy the same ships it bought last year, because Congress appropriates by ship. Its a Groundhog Day approach to budgeting, the comptroller said. e budget uncertainty will have an impact on stang levels and morale, he added. If the budget stays at the level authorized under the Budget Control Act of 2011, he said, were going to have to get smaller. Hale added that the department will try to meet the stang goals through attrition, but that either way, it will mean fewer civilian employees. Im a lot more worried about the morale eects, Hale said. We need some stability, and we need to keep telling [employees] theyre important, and then we need to show it through things like pay raises and no more furloughs, etc. Without a change to the budget, there will also be mil itary force reductions, Hale said. I think all of us are aware that it will be a somewhat dierent, smaller military if we have to go through with those cuts, he added. We will be as prepared as we can, within the limits of time that we have, to be ready for a wide range of contingencies, because we know thats what we face.Shutdown cost DoD $600 mil Defense shutdown eects linger bullets biting all around, Obama said. Lying on his back, he presses a ban dage to Kenneths wounds with one hand and calls for a medevac with the other, trying to keep his buddy calm. Swenson continued to ght the enemy and risked his life getting Westbrook to the medevac, said Obama, noting that before the helicopter left, Swen son kissed Westbrook on the forehead in a simple act of compassion and loy alty to a brother in arms. Risking his own life again, Swenson then drove an unarmored ve hicle straight into the kill zone to rescue injured Af ghan forces, Obama said. He returned into the path of enemy re again, when he and a Humvee crew recovered the four fallen service members. Will and the others carry them out, one by one, Obama said. ey bring their fallen brothers home. Marine Corps Gun nery Sgt. Edwin Johnson, Marine Corps 1st Lt. Mi chael Johnson, Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Aaron Keneck and Navy Petty Ocer 3rd Class James Layton were killed, along with nine Afghan security force personnel. Westbrook survived the battle, but died a month later from complications. To the families of those weve lost, we will never forget, said Obama, adding that the nation is grate ful for those who served that day and all who con tinue to serve with such incredible courage and professionalism. Swenson Edoohonba will attend the both the Direct Commis sion Ocer Indoctrination Course course followed by the Basic Qualication Course at the Navy Supply Corps School in Newport, RI and nally report to NAS Jacksonville Defense Logistics Agency. e Direct Commission Ocer Indoctrination Course is one of ve ocer accession programs at Ocer Train ing Command Newport. e course is designed intro duce the newly commissioned ocer to the history of naval traditions, customs, and military etiquette. Edoohonbas commissioning into the selected re serves designates him for possible recall to active ser vice. Reservists receive many of the same benets as their active duty counterparts, and perform many of the same duties. I recognize the fact this promotion comes with a unique challenge and it will open doors for me to take on higher responsibilities, Edoohonba said. Edoohonba said his prior enlisted experience and ed ucation will help him navigate his new career path. I consider my commissioning a great honor and privilege and I will continue to strive for professional ism and excellence, said Edoohonba. e Navy Reserve DCO program allows university-ed ucated personnel, between ages 19 to 42, the opportunity to earn a commission as an ocer in the naval reserves. Most candidates hold advanced degrees and civilian business experience. In recent years, the number of direct commissions oered by the Navy Reserves has increased, and more skilled ocers are needed to aug ment current US Navy active duty forces. For more information on DCO programs, contact Lt. Bill Salter, NRD Jacksonville, at william.a.salter@navy. mil or calling (904) 396-1157.Ocer

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