The Kings Bay periscope

The Kings Bay periscope


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


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

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University of Florida
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Honors rendered during funeral in JacksonvilleSailors, family and friends gathered for a memorial service at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Jan. 19 to honor retired Rear Adm. Joseph Joe Lustrat Coleman, 91, who passed away at St. Vincents Medical Center Jan. 14. About 150 people attended the ceremony, including family members, former shipmates and Jacksonville community leaders. Admiral Coleman really set the standard when it comes to dedication to serving both your country and your community, said Rear Adm. Rick Williamson, Commander, Navy Region Southeast. His commitment to our Navy was nothing short of heroic, having spent a combat tour in World War II and three more in Vietnam. After his military career, he went on to have a tremendous impact here in the Jacksonville community. He will be missed not only by his family, but by everyone who knew him. Coleman was born Sept. 10, 1922 in Atlanta. He entered the Naval Aviation Cadet program in 1942 and earned his wings of gold and commission as an Ensign in 1943. roughout his naval career, Coleman logged 3,200 ight hours and performed 550 xed-wing landings at sea. In combat, he served aboard USS Swannee (CVE 27) during World War II and served as commanding ocer of USS Mispillion (AO 105) and USS Ranger (CVA 61) during the Vietnam War. Coleman retired in 1995 after 32 years of service. In civilian life, Coleman was an active member of the Jacksonville community. He served as chairman of the Jacksonville Electric Authority and board member of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, the Navy League of Jacksonville and Commodores League of Jacksonville. Additionally, he was a founder and former president of the Fleet Landing Retirement Community and a national trustee of the Association of Naval Aviation. Clinic awaiting inspectorsKings Bay branch, NH Jax on 3-year TJC assessment Naval Hospital Jacksonville its hospital and ve branch health clinics will undergo a Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Medical Inspector General inspection Jan. 24 to 30 and e Joint Commission inspection Jan. 27 to 30 to assess its quality of health care and efciency of administrative procedures. e scheduled inspections, which are consistently passed every three years by the hospital and branch health clinics, were last completed in 2011. TJC conducts periodic surveys of hospitals nationwide to evaluate the organizations compliance with nationally established Joint Commission standards. e standards deal with organization quality, safety of care issues and the safety of the environment in which care is provided. e MEDIG inspection is designed to assess the eciency, eectiveness, readiness and capabilities of the hospital and branch health clinics in accordance with Bureau of Medicine and Surgery guidelines. Surveys will be used to evaluate NH Jacksonville during these inspections. Valuable feedback, through a brief Webbased beneciary survey, will allow NH Jacksonville to better serve customer and patient needs, and identify potential concerns. Available through Friday, Jan. 24, the survey can be accessed at https://apps. php?sid=69926&lang=en, and only takes a few minutes. No personal identiers are included in this survey and all responses will remain anonymous. Patient input is valuable. is survey is open to any NH Jacksonville patients whether care is received at the hospital or a branch health clinic. If individuals have concerns about patient care and/or safety at NH Jacksonville, contact Patient Relations at nhjaxcustomerser Up Periscope New York, Los Angeles or Chicago? Page 9 Big Game Tailgate, Chili Cookoff, more coming Feb. 2 Page 10 Jane W. Signifcant others day with the Corps Page 4Check us out Online! Vice Adm. Moran addresses budget, manning, uniforms Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Bill Moran visited Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Jan. 15 to speak to Sailors about the latest on manning, the budget and uniform changes, among other topics. is was the CNPs rst visit to Kings Bay, so his primary focus was to get to know the Sailors, nd out whats on their minds and provide them with updates, answer questions and myth bust. It is great to be down here, Moran said. Its some place new for me. I get to see great Sailors doing great things. I make these trips to learn from you and provide you with the latest information. In his All Hands Call, Moran told Sailors that he was expecting a budget for scal year 2014 which should provide more certainty re gard ing, pay and benefits, train ing and operations any day now. He also assured them that, despite any rumors, there will be Navy remembers Rear Adm. Coleman Winners named at Kings Bay sports luncheon Feb. 12e Military Male and Female Athletes of the Year, plus the Captains Cup winner for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay will be announced Feb. 12. Eleven men and three women are vying for the individual honors. is is a great event to recognize some of the military personnel for their achievements on the eld and o as well, for everything they do for their community and their command, said Tyler Cole, Kings Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation sports director. e nalists and winners will be introduced during a 4 p.m. dinner at Magnolias. Nominees for male athlete of the year and their commands are: MT1 Jason Baker, Trident Training Facility instructor LS1 Ian Clendening, Trident Ret Facility MM2 Jimmy Gee, TRF MASN Jonathan Gonzales, Marine Corps Security Force Battalion/Strategic Weapons Facility Atlantic EM1 Cody Guidry, Port Ops Lt. Seth Hooper, USS Florida (SSGN 728) weapons ocer ET2 Eric Johnson, USCG Maritime Force Protection Unit MA2 Gerardo OliverBaez, Kings Bay Security Detachment, military police MM1 Anthony Prince, TRF MM2 Brian Tolbert, TRF ordnance handler MA1 Christopher Tyner, SUBSECDET security LPO e female nominees are: HS1 Amber Barrick, USCG Maritime Safety and Security Team emergency medical Lt. Laura Byrd, Kings Bay Chapel chaplain Army Capt. Lauren Seal, Public Health Command District veterinarian Vying for the Kings Bay Captains Cup are the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Trident Training Facility and Trident Ret Facility. e award recognizes one command for overall athletic excellence. is is our second year for the Athlete ofthe Year program, Cole said. It started a while back, but didnt continue until [Command Master] Chief [Randy] Huckaba got it started again. CNP tours Kings Bay Athlete, Captains Cup to be awarded


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 e deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 Spirit of Hope Award is March 14. e Spirit of Hope Award is presented to individuals or organizations that embody the core values of Bob Hope: Duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and seless dedication. is award is open to active duty and Reserve Sailors, veterans and civilian Navy employees or an organization. Members of the civilian community or non-governmental organizations voluntarily supporting Sailors and embodying the Navys core values are also eligible. Nominations should describe extraordinary achievements and contributions above and beyond normal duties during 2013. Commands can send nomination packages to the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education, N1). Since 2005, the Navy has nominated one outstanding individual or support organization to receive the distinguished Spirit of Hope Award, inspired by Hope who gave generously to military men and women for ve decades. e recipient for 2012 was Laura Baxter, the publisher and general manager of Flagship Inc. and Military Newspapers of Virginia. For six years, Baxter was instrumental in the production of ve military community events and volunteered her time to support the quality of life of military members and their families.Fisher Humanitarian Awarde deadline to submit nominations for the 2013 Annual Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award is March 14. is award honors and recognizes a private-sector individual or organization that demonstrated exceptional patriotism and humanitarian concerns for members of the United States Armed Forces or their families. Commands are can send nomination packages to the chief of naval personnels 21st Century Sailor Ofce. e Navy will select one nominee to compete with the nominees from each of the other services for the award. e winner will receive the award and be honored in a ceremony during the fall, at the Pentagon. In 1996, the award was established by the military departments in honor of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, who contributed extensively to the support and welfare of members of the armed forces. Tax season is approaching and service members should begin gathering documentation to le their 2013 taxes. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara ompson, the director of the Pentagons oce of family policy and children and youth, suggested visiting the Military OneSource Web site for tax ling resources, and to learn what will be necessary to le, such as W2 forms, Social Security numbers and receipts for deductions such as child care, education, medical expenses and donations, among other writeos. And tax preparers at Military OneSource will do short-form tax ling free of charge for service members and their families, ompson said. Relocations and deployments have tax implications, ompson noted. For example, deployed service members can receive an extension to le taxes after the normal April 15 ling date, she said. Its very helpful to have someone who is experienced to help you through the cumbersome issue of taxes and tax returns, she added. e tax preparers at Military OneSource are up to date on changes in tax laws, and can answer militaryspecic questions, ompson said. Installations also oer volunteer income tax assistance to service members and their families, while certain banks and credit unions provide education and training on tax preparation, ompson said. She advised that service members organize their taxes by starting a le beginning each Jan. 1 for the following years tax papers, such as receipts and other write-os. You dont want to wait until the last minute, she said. Service members and families who prepare long-form taxes with deductions such as mortgages and rental properties might want to consider hiring a tax expert to le for them, ompson said. Its best to get advice to make sure you have everything covered, she added. People who do their own taxes need to stay on top of current tax information, ompson said. Sometimes tax laws change, so you have to be really smart about doing your own taxes, she added. States tax laws often vary, too, she said, and because of relocations, some service members have to le local taxes in more than one state. ats where [tax consultants] can really be of great value to make sure you know what the requirements are for states, ompson said. Filing federal and state tax returns usually results in either a tax refund or money owed back to the government. Expecting to receive a tax refund, but instead nding out that money is owed can be a shock, ompson said. Looking at W2s to determine how much money in taxes is being withheld is a good indicator of whether or not one will owe money, she suggested. Service members who receive a tax refund face important decisions on what to do with the money, ompson said. Do you use it to buy down debt, or put it in a savings account? she asked, advising people to not blow their tax refunds in a spending frenzy of u A tax refund also can be deposited into a retirement savings account, she added. Its important to think about what youre going to do with that money, she advised, and how you can best utilize it for your nancial well-being. Meeting with a nancial planner to learn the lay of the land, and what tax deductions might apply to a service members nances is a good idea, ompson said. Its really important to be savvy about that, she added. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services at Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay April 1. Bene ciaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone. e change will not aect any TRICARE medical benet or health care service. What it will do is allow is allow global savings throughout the Department of Defense because all TRICARE service centers are closing in all three branches. About half of the visits to the centers are for inand out-processing and requests to change primary care providers. e rest involve billing-related questions. is type of customer service can be handled more e ciently by phone or online. TRICARE Web site has run tests to ensure the site and call center can handle the expected increase in volume. Beneciaries can get more information and sign up for updates at in conjunction with the 114th Sub marine Birthday Ball are the following activities for Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay: Jan. 31, starting at noon Bowling Tournament at Rack N Roll Lanes. Point of contact is MTC Jonathon Milan at (912) 5733436 or Feb14, starting at 10 a.m., a 5K Sweetheart Run at the base Fitness Center. Point of contact is MM1 Joseph Stockton at (912) 573-3905 or March 14 a Golf Tournament at Trident Lakes Golf Clue. Point of contact is MT1 Adam Schumacher at (912) 573-3380 or April 26, from 5 p.m. to midnight, the Sub Ball at Jacksonville Hyatt Regency Hotel. Points of contact are ETC Michael Steinhauer at (912) 573-8137 or; ETC Aaron Run at (912) 573-1499 or aaron.; or Lt. Kelvin Rivera at (912) 573-3374 or Wild West Express featuring sharpshooters and an Indian village will be Feb. 1 and 8. Trains depart from eatre by the Trax, 1000 Osborne Street, St. Marys at 10 a.m., noon, 2 and 4 p.m. both days. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (912) 200-5235.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, Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay is now providing annual inuenza vaccine to service members, retirees and families. 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 mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax.e Jacksonville Marine Association will hold its 67th Annual Boat Show Jan. 24, 25 and 26. e Prime Osborn Convention Center will have over 75 exhibits of boats, boating accessories and supplies, yacht brokers and a myriad of vendor booths displaying boating and outdoor activity gear. e show will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 24, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Jan. 25 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 26. Jan. 24 is Military Day, when all military families with Military ID may enter at the special 50 percent o admission rates. Children 12 and under accompanying adults will be admitted free of charge.e Veterans to Fireghter Training Program Webinar will be 7 to 8 p.m., Jan. 22 and 11 a.m. to noon, Jan. 25 at e target audiences is veterans, spouses and active duty transitioning out who have the skills and interest to become successful reghters/EMT. At no cost, this training will utilize federal and state funding. e 8-to-12 month program starts in February at Atlanta Technical College in Atlanta or Midlands Technical College, Columbia, S.C.. For more information, visit Now hear this! DOD: Prepare now for tax season Defense Department e United States Naval Academys 2014 Summer Seminar Program invites a select group of young men and women to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar. is fast-paced, six-day experience is designed to introduce the Naval Academy to rising high school seniors. At the core of the NASS is the academic program involving 90-minute workshops designed to promote problem-solving skills using critical thinking, optimization, innovation, creativity, and team work. Students choose eight workshops from a range of subjects to include: Information Technology Naval Architecture Mechanical Engineering Ocean Engineering Aerospace Flight Testing Systems Engineering Microcomputer Design Ethics and Character Development Oceanography Mathematics History, Meteorology Literature Chemistry Political Science Language Studies Martial Arts Economics Students participate in projectbased modules applying hands-on, real-world approaches to solving design and analysis problems utilizing the Naval Academys world-class lab oratory facilities. ese facilities provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. e NASS teaches prospective applicants about the life of midshipmen at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training are key elements in developing our nations leaders. Students live in the dormitory, eat in the dining hall and participate in academic and leadership workshops. ey also participate in daily physical training including group runs and conditioning exercises. Seamanship and navigation classes culminate in a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol Craft. e Summer Seminar Program helps educate, motivate and prepare selected students who are considering application for appointment to the Naval Academy. If you think that you may be interested in pursuing an appointment to the Naval Academy and serving your country as an ocer, you should seriously consider attending the Naval Academys 2014 Summer Seminar. Application are at admissions/nass. Session dates include May 31 to June 5, June 7 to 12 and June 14 to 19.Academy oers Summer Seminars Naval Academy Nominations for awards sought Naval Academy


no changes to the current retirement system and no cuts planned to base pay. It is a relief to have somebody of this authority take the time out to visit us directly, Yeoman 2nd Class Bryan Williams said. It was a relief to hear from Adm. Moran about the upcoming budget. I was a little confused about what would happen to my BAH, and he really set the rumors straight. Moran emphasized improvements in eet manning, which lead to improved predictability in Sailors deployment schedules. e Navy had about 12,000 gaps out at sea two years ago, he said. We are at about half that today and we continue to make progress on getting the right Sailor into the right billet at the right time. Moran used the end of his All Hands Call to let Sailors ask questions and encouraged their feedback and suggestions on all Navy issues. A hot topic for the audience was uniform updates. When you are out at sea, you will be in ameresistant uniforms. You will not be in NWUs, Moran said. Later this spring we are going to be testing a light-weight version of the NWUs, similar to the type three uniforms. Overall, the new improvements to the uniforms are looking optimistic, Master-at-Arms 3rd class Cortney Bates said. I am excited to see how they turn out, and improve our comfort and safety in the work place. Moran added that they are also working on changes to the E6 and below service dress blue uniform for both male and female Sailors. e prototypes for the female uniforms will go through a thorough t evaluation with those results determining the eet introduction date. e redesigned male uniform is scheduled to be available to Sailors at the same time as the female versions. Moran e U.S. military will do everything it can to ensure that Army Sgt. Bowe Berg dahl is returned from enemy captivity and reunited with his family, said Rear Adm. John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary. e 27-year-old soldier disappeared in 2009 and was believed captured by the Haqqani network. A video in which he appears, which the military believes was recently made, surfaced Jan. 15. We are aware of a new proof-of-life video. We believe it was shot recently, Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference. He does look frail and probably not in the best health hes ever known. Kirby emphatically stated that the military has continued its focus on returning the sergeant. I can tell you, across the spectrum, diplomatically, militarily, even from an intelligence perspective, weve never lost focus on Bowe Bergdahl and on trying to get him home, he said. e admiral commended the Bergdahl family for their bravery, courage and stoicism. One of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagels rst acts upon taking oce was to call the Bergdahl family about the situation. Bowes not just part of the Bergdahl family; hes part of the military family, Kirby said. Weve never lost focus on trying to get him back. Search for Bergdahl goes onPapp pays War College visit e commandant of the Coast Guard addressed sta, students and faculty of Naval War College in Newport, R.I., during a visit Jan. 9. Adm. Robert J. Papp, a 1990 NWC graduate, received the NWCs Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award in 2010, the same year he received appointment as Commandant of the Coast Guard. More than any other institution, its this institution that really made a difference in my career, the commandant said. is institution opened my mind to the thought process, and I really feel like I thrived here. It reenergized me and I think it was one of those major inection points in my career that made a major dierence and ultimately led me to where I am today. e commandant provided a history of the Coast Guard and described its maritime governance role. e Coast Guard protects those on the sea, protects Americans against threats delivered by the sea, and protects the sea itself, Papp said. Its sort of a laymans explanation of our maritime strategy for safety, security and stewardship. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 Jane Wayne Day 11 Jan 14 Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Kings Bay photos courtesy of MCsFBn


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 5 Admiral Coleman was an exemplary Sailor and someone you always wanted to spend time with, said Bill Dudley, national vice president of the Navy League of the United States. He inspired all Sailors and carried on the tradition of the Navy and brought it to the Navy League, as well. He re ally epitomized what anyone wearing the uniform would want to emulate and he was a friend to every body. All of his shipmates will greatly miss him. Coleman maintained a close relationship with the Navy during retirement. In addition to his association with the Navy League, he also routinely attended change of command ceremonies, retirement ceremonies, air shows and other ocial events throughout the tri-base region. He may have ocially retired from the Navy, but he never really left it, said Denice Gonzalez, Navy Region Southeast protocol ocer. Even in retirement, his heart was with the Navy, from mentoring and engaging with senior leadership right down to grooming young Sailors. Coleman was laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery Jan. 20. He is survived by Margaret, his children Carol Lee Jackson, Sherrie Lynn Millichap and Joseph Lustrat Coleman Jr., as well as seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. President Barack Obama on Jan. 17 announced a series of reforms for a controversial National Security Agency data-collection program that he said would give Americans condence their privacy is being protected and allow U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to continue safeguarding the nation. e president delivered remarks at the Department of Justice, presenting results of the administrations review of U.S. signals intelligence programs, seven months after some of the NSAs most sensitive surveillance programs were leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In December, the presidents Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies recommended more than 40 changes at the NSA in a wideranging report. Obama also issued a presidential policy directive about U.S. SIGINT activities that he said will clearly prescribe what the United States does and does not do with respect to overseas surveillance. And he said he has made clear to the intelligence community that the United States will not monitor the communications of heads of state and government of its close friends and allies unless there is a compelling national security purpose. Whats really at stake is how we remain true to who we are in a world that is remaking itself at dizzying speed, Obama said. Whether its the ability of individuals to communicate ideas, to access information or to forge bonds with people on other sides of the globe, he added, technology is remaking what is possible for individuals and for institutions, and for the international order. Over the last six months the president said he has created the outside Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies to make recommendations for reform, consulted with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, listened to foreign partners, privacy advocates and industry leaders, and with those in his administration has considered how to approach intelligence in an era of diuse threats and technological revolution. Everyone who examined the problems, Obama said, recognizes that the United States has real enemies and threats and that intelligence serves a vital role in confronting them. ey also recognized that challenges to privacy do not come from government alone, the president said. Corporations of all shapes and sizes track what you buy, store and analyze our data, and use it for commercial purposes, Obama said. ats how those targeted ads pop up on your computer and your smartphone periodically. But all of us understand that the standards for government surveillance must be higher. Among the reforms, Obama approved a new presidential directive for SIGINT activities at home and abroad. e guidance, he said, will strengthen executive branch oversight of intelligence activities and ensure that the United States takes into account security requirements and alliances, trade and investment relationships, and a commitment to privacy and basic liberties. Every year the administration will review decisions about intelligence priorities and sensitive targets, the president said. e reforms will also provide greater transparency about surveillance activities and fortify safeguards that protect the privacy of U.S. persons. Since we began this review, including information being released today, weve declassied over 40 opinions and orders of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which provides judicial review of some of our most sensitive intelligence activities, including the Section 702 program targeting foreign individuals overseas and the Section 215 telephone metadata program, Obama said. e president said he is directing the Director of National Intelligence, along with the attorney general, to annually review and when possible declassify future opinions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court with broad privacy implications and report to the president and Congress on the eorts. At the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he fully support Obamas outlined reforms as the defense secretary and as former co-chair of the Presidents Intelligence Advisory Board and a former member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. ese programs must always balance the need to defend our national security with the responsibility to preserve Americas individual liberties and the presidents decisions and recommendations will do that, Hagel said. ey will help restore the condence of the American people and our allies and partners, they will preserve important capabilities that keep us safe, he added, and they will help the men and women of Americas military continue to accomplish their missions all over the world. Obama also is calling on Congress to authorize the establishment of a panel of advocates from outside government to provide an independent voice in signicant cases before the court. And the administration will provide more protections for activities conducted under Section 702, which allows the government to intercept the communications of foreign targets overseas who have information that is important for U.S. national security. e FBI relies in during investigations on National Security Letters, which can require companies to provide information to the government without revealing the orders to the subject under investigation. But in the interest of transparency, Obama said he has directed the attorney general to amend how the letters are used so such secrecy will terminate within a xed time unless the government demonstrates a real need for further secrecy. And the administration will let communications providers make public more information about the orders they receive to provide data to the government, Obama said. Regarding reforms of Section 215, the bulk collection of telephone records, Obama repeated that the program does not involve the content of phone calls or the names of callers. e program grew out of a desire to address a gap identied after 9/11 and was designed to map the communications of terrorists, the president said, and it consolidates the phone records into a database the government can query if it has a specic lead. e Review Group turned up no indication that this database has been intentionally abused and I believe it is important that the capability this program is designed to meet is preserved, Obama said, adding that he thinks critics are right to point out that without proper safeguards such a program could be used to give more information about private lives and open the door to more intrusive bulk-collection programs in the future. I am therefore ordering a transition that will end the Section 215 bulk-metadata program as it currently exists and establish a mechanism that preserves the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata, the president said. Because more must be done to determine how a new system will work, Obama has ordered that the transition proceed in two steps: 1. Starting now, investigators will pursue only phone calls that are two steps removed, rather than three, from a number associated with a terrorist organization. Obama directed the attorney general to work with the FIS Court so during the transition the database can be queried only after a judicial nding or in the case of a true emergency. 2. Obama said he told the intelligence community and the attorney general to use this transition period to develop options for a new approach in which the government doesnt hold the metadata but that matches capabilities and lls the gaps the Section 215 program was designed to address. e president said ocials will report back to him with options before the program comes up for reauthorization on March 28, and meanwhile Obama will consult with congressional committees and then seek congressional authorization for the new program. To make sure the reforms are put in place, Obama said he is making important changes to how the government is organized. e State Department will designate a senior ocer to coordinate diplomacy on technology and SIGINT issues, the White House will appoint a senior ocial to implement the new privacy safeguards, and the president will devote resources to centralize and improve the process used to handle foreign requests for legal assistance, keeping our high standards for privacy while helping foreign partners ght crime and terrorism, he said. Obama also has asked his counselor, John Podesta, to lead a comprehensive review of privacy and big data, a term describing a massive volume of structured and unstructured data that is dicult to process using traditional database and software techniques. While the reforms that I have announced will point us in a new direction, I am mindful that more work will be needed in the future, Obama said. One thing Im certain of: this debate will make us stronger. And I also know that in this time of change, the United States of America will have to lead. Hagel oers supportIn a statement issued Jan. 17, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he fully supports the reforms to signals intelligence programs that President Barack Obama outlined. e text of Hagels statement reads as follows: I fully support the reforms to signals intelligence pro grams that Presi dent Obama out lined today not only as Secretary of Defense, but as former cochair of the Presidents Intelligence Advisory Board and a former member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. ese programs must always balance the need to defend our national security with the responsibility to preserve Americas individual liberties, and the Presidents decisions and recommendations will do that. ey will help restore the condence of the American people and our allies and partners. ey will preserve important capabilities that keep us safe. And they will help the men and women of Americas military continue to accomplish their missions all over the world. Obama reveals NSA data-collection reforms Coleman

PAGE 6, or NH Jacksonville: (904) 542-9175/9413 BHC Kings Bay: (912) 573-4458 BHC Albany: (229) 639-7886/7834/7874 BHC Jacksonville: (904) 546-7096 BHC Key West: (305) 293-3924 BHC Mayport: (904) 270-4446/4303 For more information on TJC, call (630) 792-5000. To speak with a member of the MEDIG team, call (301) 319-3803, or e-mail at Concerns may be submitted anonymously, however providing names and contact information makes it possible for TJC sta to follow-up if more information is needed, and to inform individuals of actions being taken in response to any of their concerns. Naval Hospital Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. e command is comprised of the Navys third largest hospital and ve branch health clinics across Florida and Georgia. To nd out more, visit the command Web site at NavalHospitalJax. Reports of sexual assault decreased in two of the three military academies in academic year 201213, ocials of the Defense Departments Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Oce said Jan. 10. e statistics came from DODs Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies, which is being delivered to Congress today. During the academic year, a total of 70 reports were made at the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy or the U.S. Air Force Academy, ocials said. e number of sexual assaults reported declined at West Point and Colorado Springs, but rose at Annapolis. A report of sexual assault means at least one military victim or subject, said Air Force Col. Alan Metzler, an ocial with the Pentagons Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Oce. Of the 70 reports, 53 came from cadets and midshipmen for events they experienced in military service. We are getting reports from victims for events prior to their military service or prior to entering the service academies, Metzler said. e report provides an assessment of the effectiveness of the service academies policies and training to prevent sexual violence. e assessment found the academies were compliant with their policies regarding sexual harassment and sexual assault during the academic year, which ran from June 2012 to May 2013. What we found was the academies instituted a lot of new initiatives to enhance training, improve awareness of sexual harassment and assault and to promote a safe environment for all cadets and midshipmen, Metzler said. e report includes information from focus groups of midshipmen and cadets. ey told us and were pleased by this that reports of sexual assault or sexual harassment would be taken seriously by academy leaders, and they would be dealt with appropriately, the colonel said. ats the good news. Still, cadets and midshipmen also identied some peer pressure barriers to reporting these crimes, he said. Noting that these young men and women are the future ocers and leaders of the U.S. military, Metzler said it is important to put in place programs, regulations and policies in these schools to change the culture that permits the crimes of sexual assault to take place. Dr. Nate Galbreath, who wrote the report, put the drop in reports in perspective. We want to see more reports, he said. is is an under-reported crime. e challenge we have this year is that without the prevalence number to understand the rate of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact, it is hard to interpret this data. e anonymous survey that provides an estimate of how often cadets and midshipmen experience unwanted sexual contact is only done every two years. We do want to continue to see reports of sexual assault go up this is a historically underreported crime, Galbreath said. More reports means we can provide victims they help they need, that we can independently investigate and hold oenders appropriately accountable. We are encouraging our superintendents to take some steps to increase victims condence. Servicewide, the biggest news in the sexual assault prevention and response world is establishing special victims counsels. We believe this is a game-changer, Galbreath said. ese lawyers are provided to victims of sexual assault, and whether they le a restricted or unrestricted report, they will be able to discuss the case with their own attorney and be able to discuss the pros and cons of going forward with their cases or leaving them restricted. at and other programs, we hope, will increase condence in the process, and that seems to be the case, he added. Sexual assault reports drop at 2 academies e Department of the Navy sexual assault survey for 2013 ended Jan. 6, and results are currently being compiled. e Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Oce, which answers directly to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, extended their appreciation for the participation of Sailors and Marines in the survey, which will help the oce plan for future endeavors to ght sexual assault. We work very hard and use all available resources to prevent, and hopefully eliminate, this crime of sexual assault in our Navy and Marine Corps, said Jill Loftus, director of DoN SAPRO. e success of this survey, just like our larger eorts to combat sexual assault, depends on the support and contribution of Sailors and Marines world-wide and we tremendously appreciate all our participants honest inputs on this vital subject. Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck, the director of N-17, the 21st Century Sailor and Marine Oce, has spent much of his time visiting Sailors and Marines to get feedback about the Navys eorts to combat sexual assault. e surveys results will help him get a better idea of where the DoN stands. e intent of the survey is to show us where we stand with sexual assault prevention, said Buck. is survey will update us as to whether we are closing the discrepancy between the numbers of Sailors who say in condential surveys thats theyve been victims of some sort of unwanted sexual contact and the number of actual reports that we receive. We think our eorts to date have begun to make progress in understanding the magnitude of the problem in the Navy. While the DoN will not publicly release the results of the survey, DoN SAPRO and N-17 will both use that information to shape programs and training to meet the needs of Sailors and Marines. In the past, survey results have led to doubling the number of sexual assault investigators at NCIS, increasing the number of sexual assault response coordinators, full-time victim advocates who are civilians trained as counselors, the institution of a victims legal counsel to help victims through the process and civilian resiliency counselors, who are also certied sexual assault response coordinators, on the big decks, said Loftus. By taking part in the 10-minute surveys, Sailors and Marines have helped their senior leadership battle sexual assault from the deck plates. anks to all of you in the Fleet that voluntarily participated in the sur vey, said Buck. By doing so, youve made yourself part of the solution to prevent sexual assault. Navys survey results compiledInspect While he works to protect our count ry,St. Jude Childrens Research Hospit al works to save his son from a deadly disease. A CFC Participant provided as a public service. 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Having grown up in Illinois, Chicago is no stranger to me. And, Ive been to New York and Los Angeles. New York, with 8.3 million people, is the largest, followed by LA, with 3.9 million and Chicago with 2.7 millon. Added together, only four states New York, California, Texas and Florida have more people than these three cities. Each is special in its own way too, representing the East and West coasts and the Midwest heartland. New York and Chicago have something LA doesnt, namely ice, snow and freezing temperatures in winter. Thats why, given this choice, you could forward my mail to Los Angeles.Your pick: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago?FT3 Andrew Schroeder Naval Submarine Support Center Zion, Ill. Chicago. Its my hometown and you can beat the Blues. Its a nice, clean city. Bettie Annable Family member Ft. Worth, Texas. I dont know. Im not a city person. I guess New York. It has culture and sights like the Statue of Liberty. HMC Devall Wilson Branch Health Clinic Mayport Bronx, N.Y.. Im from New York. So, probably Cali ... but Id still be a Yankee fan. Corey Willhite Retired Navy Milwaukee Im from Milwaukee. Ive been to Chicago, New York and L.A. and wouldnt want any of them. MTSN Nicholas Turner USS Rhode Island Gold Oceanside, Calif. Los Angeles. Im from California. Capt. Tom Middleton Kings Bay Fire Dept. Kingsland Chicago. Thats where you want to live ... the Bears ... the Blackhawks ... the Bulls .... the White Sox ... the Cubs Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Cape Ray makes ready e Military Sealift Command container ship MV Cape Ray left Portsmouth, Va., Jan. 10, to conduct its nal sea trials in preparation for its upcoming mission to destroy Syrian chemical weapons, Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said Jan. 13. During the sea trials, the crew and the Field-Deployable Hydrolysis System operators are evaluating the ship and the system at various sea states, Warren said. e crew conducted several training drills and assessed all systems aboard, he said. e ship is expected to return tomorrow for nal outtting before deploying to an as-yet undisclosed location in the Mediterranean Sea sometime late this week or early next week, Warren said. e Cape Ray crewed by a mix of 35 civilian mariners, about 64 chemi cal specialists from the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland, a security team and representatives from U.S. European Command is expected to be under way for about two weeks before arriv ing at its destination, Warren said. Destruction of the chemical weapons is expected to take about 90 days. e Field-Deployable Hydrolysis System was developed in response to a December 2012 request for U.S. assistance in destroying Syrias chemical weapons stockpile. It achieves a 99.9 percent destruction eciency and converts bulk amounts of chemical warfare agents into compounds not usable as weapons. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 9


10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 In his memoir, 2nd Lt. W.B. Jackson describes a training exercise he and his company carried out at Marine Corps Base Quantico during the installations earliest days, almost a century ago: e Marines dug holes a couple of hundred yards from lines of the company ocers, and, one pitch black night, they mixed concrete about a quarter mile o and brought it forward, as silently as possible, pouring it into the forms to create concrete pillbox machine-gun emplacements. If the ocers heard them, they blew whistles to represent enemy machine gun strang. As I recall, our company only had one whistle blast all night, Jackson reported. Twas dierent and fun. If any remains of those pillboxes exist on the base, their whereabouts are unknown, but similar traces of Quanticos early days have been found in at least a couple of wooded locations. Quantico was established for the purpose of training Marines for World War I, said Catherine Roberts, the base archaeologist. We didnt have enough ocers to go to war. e base still retains that purpose as the training ground for ocers, at Ocer Candidates School and e Basic School. By the time the U.S. got involved in the war in 1917, the year Quantico was established, ghting had been raging for almost three years. Advances in repower that had not been accompanied by advances in mobility necessitated heavy reliance on trenches for protection. us, the French, Canadian and British ocers who came from the battleelds to train U.S. forces made sure the ocers knew how to lay out trenches, the enlisted men knew how to dig them, and everyone knew how to use them. Just o the present-day golf course, a system of about 2,000 feet of ditches winds along a low area and up a knobby hill. Some stretches are ve feet deep or more, while others are much shallower. e way youre seeing it now is because the woods rotted away, Roberts said. When they were created, many of the trenches were likely deep enough to provide cover for a man standing at full height and were supported with wood planking and mesh. e trenches by the golf course have hardly been documented, but another system of about 4,800 feet of trenches o Purvis Road is described in a 2005 archaeological report, titled Multiple Cultural Resource Investigations. e report notes that few records were kept on the locations and types of activities that took place aboard Quantico in its rst years, and little information exists on the construction and use of trenches on the base. e only way to understand this important early activity at the base is through archaeology and [Marines] diaries and letters, the report reads. Trenches largely fell out of use after World War I, but in their heyday, building them was an art. A quality system of trenches took advantage of the existing landscape and included several types of trenches ring trenches, support trenches, approach trenches, local trenches and reserve trenches. ey also employed a number of dierent patterns, or traces. Generally the trace should be as irregular as possible to prevent enlade or destructive ring down a line of the trench, the report notes. In front of the trench, a parapet provided cover from enemy re, while a parados behind protected from artillery blast-back. ese were generally kept low and wide to help them blend into the topography. According to the report, the trenches in the Purvis Road area met these criteria: When viewed from downslope, the trenches could not be seen during the walkover survey, it says. e low parapet and parados provided an illusion of a continuous wooded natural slope. e archaeologists also discovered remains of wire mesh and chain link reinforcements, or revetments, in the interiors of some trenches. ey documented several types of trenches within the system. Firing trenches, designed for shooting at the enemy, were generally deep and narrow and were not continuous. Behind them were reserve trenches to shelter reserve troops, and these were connected to the ring trenches by approach trenches. Local trenches were short and connected command, support and reserve areas to the main trench line. e report concludes that the trenches in the Purvis Road area show the most advantageous way to defend the terrain on which they are situated and also follow the guidelines for trench design and positioning laid out in the 1918 United Training trenches remain e chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta is disappointed the Iraqis have not done more with the chance they have been given by the men and women of the U.S military. e young men and women who went to Iraq won their ght. ey did exactly what we asked them to do, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said. Dempsey told National Public Radios Tom Bowman that the images of al-Qaida aliates raising their ags over the embattled city of Fallujah triggers the same thing that runs through any veterans mind who served there, which is disappointment. He is proud of what the U.S. military did, but said that Iraq has failed to take advantage of what we gave them. e chairman was the commander of the 1st Armored Division in Baghdad in 2003 and 2004. He also commanded the Multinational Security Transition Command-Iraq from 2005 to 2007. e situation in Iraq has deteriorated since U.S. troops pulled out in December 2011. Suicide bombing have become more frequent and Iraqi government statistics indicate that about 8,000 Iraqis were killed in 2013. Fighting in Anbar province intensied at the end of 2013, and the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, an al-Qaida aliated group, took control of Fallujah and made inroads in Ramadi, the provincial capital. I wouldnt give up on Iraq yet though, the chairman said. Its a little premature to declare that this conict in Ramadi and Fallujah portends the collapse of the state of Iraq or an irreversible setback. Iraqi security forces are credible, the general said. e government is divided, and the forces have had challenges with logistics and command and control, but the forces remain tough. U.S. military ocials, including the chairman, had forecast these shortcomings with the Iraqi forces. Given conditions in the country, Dempsey believes the government will be pressured to look for a political solution. But he said, e hard-core al-Qaida, the Islamic State of Iraq in the Levant, they are going to be a problem that will have to be rooted out by the Iraqi security forces. e civil war in Syria is spilling over into Iraq, reinforcing the chairmans contention that problems in the area are regional in scope. Ive talked for some time about the fact that the conict in the region stretches from Beirut to Damascus to Baghdad, he said. It is a regional conict that has the religious undertone of Sunni and Shiia, but even that has been hijacked by the radical extremists on both sides, Lebanese Hezbollah on one side and ISIL on the other. e United States is looking at how to help solve the problems of the region. Dempsey said the U.S. military can help in planning and logistics. No one has asked, nor have we oered direct military involvement because of the underlying religious issues and extremist issues, he said. If the countries of the region can address the problems without U.S. direct action, the process is far more likely to produce a positive outcome, he said. Setbacks eyed in Iraq AF work horse upgraded Tinker Air Force Base Airmen will update ground maintenance and mission planning software in support of a new Air Force contract that will increase the B-52 Stratofortresss smart-weapons capacity by 50 percent. e $24.6 million agreement stipulates that Boeing will develop a modication to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart weapons in the bomb bay, which will enable aircrews to use the B-52s entire weapons capacity. With this modication, were converting the bomb bay from dropping just gravity-type bombs to releasing precision-guided weapons, said Jennifer Hogan of Boeing Communications. When you combine that ability with the B-52s unlimited range with air refueling, you have an ecient and versatile weapon system that is valuable to warfighters on the ground, said Scot Oathout, the Boeings B-52 program director. is weapons capacity expansion joins the Combat Network Communications Technology program, a comprehensive communication upgrade thats being installed on the aircraft, to give the warfighter even more exibility. Boeing will produce three prototype launchers for test and evaluation. Initial capability is expected in March 2016, and potential follow-on eorts could add more weapons and allow a mixed load of dierent types of weapons. Upon completion of the rst phase of the upgrade, the B-52 will be able to carry two dozen 500-pound Joint Direct Attack Munitions or twenty 2,000-pound JDAMs. Later phases will add the Joint Air-toSurface Stando Missile, or JASSM, and its extended-range variant, as well as the Miniature Air Launched Decoy, or MALD, and its jammer variant. e bomb bay renovation will enable the B-52 to carry all of its weapons internally, thereby increasing fuel eciency in ight. e modernization work will use parts from existing Air Force rotary launchers repurposed for conventional missions, as well as hardware and software already developed for the wing pylons. Engineers from the 76th Software Maintenance Group, 557th Software Maintenance Squadron, B-52 Software Avionics Flight at Tinker AFB, are modifying the 1760 Integrated Weapon Bay Upgrade, or IWBU Ground Maintenance Computer Program to test out the additional Integrated Weapon Interface Unit being added in the bay location on the B-52 in order to launch additional weapons from the weapons bay location. e primary function of the Ground Maintenance Computer Program is to test the B-52 Oensive Avionics System Prime Mission Equipment that is capable


e Great Tailgate will be Sunday, Feb. 2, and will open a whole new experience for the football fanatic. Outside the parking lot of the Fitness Complex, tailgate with family and friends while watching the big game on the huge outdoor theater. e parking lot will open at 1 p.m. A special prize valued at $250 will go to the best tailgate set-up. A kids sports zone will open at 2 p.m. Grab your favorite chips and dip because Morale, Welfare and Recreation will be ring up the grill at 2 p.m. for some free burgers and brats for everyone. Also during this time, from 2 to 6 p.m., will be the Peoples Choice Chili Cook-O, plus door prizes, free rally towels and drink specials. You are invited to judge the chili cook-o for a $1 a ticket. All tickets will be entered for additional chances to win the grand prize for two, a two-night stay and two tickets to an NFL game. e winner will be drawn at half-time and must be present to win. For more details about this event or the cook-o, call (912) 573-8972. The Peoples Choice Chili Cook-Off During the Great Tailgate event, MWR is holding a chili-cook-off Sunday, Feb. 2 outside in the parking lot of the Fitness Complex. Its free to enter and the winner will receive a prize valued at $250. Entrants must pre-register by Jan. 31. All chili participants will be able to set-up/cook starting at 8 a.m. Food may be prepped at home but all cooking must be done on-site. Judging will be done by peoples choice from 2 to 6 p.m. Judging costs $1 per ticket. Each ticket also gives you an additional chance to win the grand prize drawing held at the Great Tailgate. For more information, call (912) 573-8972. January cabin special at Navy Lake Site Allatoona Stay any four nights in the twoMorale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Valentine dinner Feb. 8 Liberty call Football tailgate Feb. 2 My Little Valentine, the fa ther and daughter dinner and dance, is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sat urday, Feb. 8. Tickets are being sold at Information, Tickets and Travel for $15 adults, $12 for children ages 3 to 12. ere will be foor prize drawings, a ower for each daughter, music, dancing, photos and a buet served from 5 to 7 p.m. e buet will include, but is not limited to, chicken ngers with dipping sauce, mini pizzas, nger sandwiches, macaroni and cheese nuggets, corn nuggets, fried veggie sticks, rotini pasta salad, franks in blanket, fresh fruit and veggie trays, chocolate fountain, ice cold bottled root beer, Shirley Temples, ice tea and water. For more information, call (912) 573-4564. Free Movies for the Kids Weekend The 1 p.m. movies for January are Smurfs 2 Jan. 18 and 19 and Over the Hedge Jan. 25 and 26. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information, call (912) 573-4548. 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. Just for kids 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 ask ing 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, Jan. 27. 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, Jan. 29. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. Credit has become a normal part of everyday personal financial manage ment for most Americans. Used appropriately, it can be an excellent tool, but used the wrong way, it can bring the financial wheels of your life to a grinding halt for a long time. This two-hour workshop provides the importance of managing your credit. It will be at the Fleet and Family Support Center 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 29. Registration is required. For more information call 573-4513. Transition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military. The five day seminar provides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Retirement Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 27 to 31. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. 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, Jan. 21 and 28. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. This two-hour workshop provides indepth training on looking for a car, how not to get taken for a ride and the important dos and donts before you step onto the car lot. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing and highpressure sales tactics. This class is for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Jan. 30. Registration is recommended. For more information, call 573-9783. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 11


12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 bedroom cabins for $150 during January. Make reservations Jan. 31. Call for more details at (770) 974-6309. Intramural 7-vs.-7 Outdoor Soccer League League play begins Feb. 18 with a fee of $100 for active duty members and $150 for DoD members. The captains meeting is at 5 p.m., Wed., Feb. 12, inside the Fitness Complex classroom. For more information, call (912) 409-1611 Unleash your Inner Beast Navy Adventures Unleashed goes skiing in Gatlinburg, Tenn., the long weekend of Feb. 14 to 17. One Day Ski is $190, One Day Snowboarding is $210, Two Day Ski is $250 or Two Day Snowboarding is $280. A deposit of $75 is due on Jan. 15 with balance due on Feb. 7. Cost includes transportation, hotel, tram tickets, ski lift, rentals plus one lesson. Participants must bring own money for food and souvenirs. Trippers will leave Big EZ on Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact NAU at (912) 573-8972. Triplex is coming Its a new year and the renovation and rebranding of Bldg.1039 is underway! The first phase of the renovation started Jan. 13 inside the The Billiard Zone. For your safety during renovations, MWR will place a temporary wall. You will still be able to get snacks and refreshments from the counter area. Access to other areas of the facility will be limited to each entrance. The Liberty side, with computers and gaming, will only be accessible through the entrance by the Library. The Big EZ entrance will be the snack bar and Sports Zone entrance and the Conference Center can only be accessed through the main lobby entrance by the Magnolia sign. Campout at Etowah On Jan. 25 NAU is offering a campout in Etowah Park. Enjoy horseshoes, corn hole and other activities with family and friends. Stay overnight, or stop by for a few hours.Bring your own makings for smores and fire wood. Reserve your spot and camping supplies at the Outdoor Adventure Center by Jan. 17. For more informatin, call (912) 573-8972. Ten Dollar Tuesday at RackN-Roll Lanes Its 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday nights. $10 will get you shoes and all the bowling you can handle. 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.face FFSC is offering Sponsorship training to all command representatives. The goal of the workshop is to ensure that designated command personnel have the necessary education and training to successfully fulfill the role of command sponsor. It presents an overview of the benefits of sponsorship, a list of sponsor duties and responsibilities, and a timeline to assist in streamlining the sponsorship process. The workshop is scheduled on 1 to 2:30 p.m., Jan. 30. Registration is required as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information call 573-4513. 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 mem bers wishing to participate 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. FFSC will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of ve participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. All classes listed here are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, unless otherwise noted. Hours are 8 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ursdays.FFSC States Corps of Engineers training manual. e site dates to the initial occupation and deployment of Marine Base Quantico in WWI, it says as it makes the case that the trench network should be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. e site provides insight into the level of training and type of training practiced by the Marine Corps in preparation for sending troops to the western front. In all, about 30,000 Marines deployed to the war after training at Quantico. Reports have been written about training trenches found at three Army installations, but there are no studies in circulation about trenches at Marine Corps bases. e report also points out that no written records of the training have been found that and its possible the remains of the trenches may be the best way to learn how the Marines prepared for the war. Roberts said thats the point of archaeology. What can I not get from the record? she asked rhetorically. You want to learn from archaeology what the history cant tell you. e report recommends further investigation of the site o Purvis Road, as well as another probable trench line discovered to the north, in an area that would be tactically opposed to the documented site. Roberts said archaeologists probably didnt know about the trenches by the golf course when the report was written. She said she is still considering how to treat the trenches and plans to examine them further after the winter passes. My task at this point is to go out and do a further survey and see what I want to do with it and what I can do with it, she said.Trench of communicating with the Avionics Control Units via the MIL-STD-1553A data busses and the Fiber Channel. e Ground Maintenance Computer Program will detect faults and aid in fault isolation of Prime Mission Equipment Line Replaceable Units on the aircraft. e GMCP software will execute within the Avionics Control Units and communicate with the Line Replaceable Units via the MIL-STD-1553A data busses and the Fiber Channel. Ground testing of this eort will occur in late 2014. In addition, engineers from the 76th SMXG, 557th SMXS, B-52 Software Avionics Flight are transitioning mission-planning software from a unix-based Mission Planning System to a Windows-based Joint Mission Planning System. e B-52 JMPS Unique Program Component v1.0 software release will include conventional mission planning support for B-52 Software Blocks 04 and 05. It also adds capability for all variants of JDAM, JASSM and MALD at the bay location to support capability added by the 1760 IWBU program. Formal Qualication Testing will be accomplished by July 2014, and the software will elded by July 2015. e CONECT system will enable Stratofortress aircrews to send and receive information via satellite links, which will enable them to change mission plans and retarget weapons while in ight; currently, mission information must be uploaded to a B-52 before a ight. In addition, pilots will be able to interact better with other aircraft and with ground forces. Other improvements will include a state-of-theart computing network with workstations at each crew position and an integrated digital interphone with increased capacity that will allow crew members to talk to each other on headsets equipped with noise-canceling technology. e $76 million CONECT upgrade installation will be performed during programmed depot maintenance by the 565th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, while Boeing will provide the low-rate initial production of the rst CONECT kits, along with spare parts and maintenance and service at Tinker AFB. e B-52H was delivered to the Air Force in 1961-62. ose aircraft have been kept aloft through regular maintenance and periodic upgrades. For example, GPS capabilities were incorporated into their navigation systems in the late 1980s. Citing engineering studies, Air Force ocials have said the heavy bombers could keep ying for at least another quarter-century.B-52 MCPON addresses force issue Master Chief Petty Ocer of the Navy Mike Stevens outlined his key concerns about the future force of the Navy during a speech Jan. 16 at the 26th Annual Surface Navy Association National Symposium. Stevens said the future force he envisions would be built upon strength through diversity, which includes opening more combat roles to women. Weve made a lot of progress in that area, said Stevens. e Navys been working on this a long time. In 2016 we plan on putting [female] enlisted Sailors on our Virginia class submarines. is is an exciting time for women to serve in the Navy because of all the opportunities that are out there. Stevens also talked about the drawdown in Afghanistan and the impact it would have on the individual augmentee program. In 2012, we had 6,812 Sailors in individual augmentee billets, said Stevens. In 2013, that number dropped to 4,300. ats a 48-percent reduction over the last three years. Right now, the Navy as a force is 324,000 strong. e good news is theres no plan right now to draw the Navy down any smaller. Stevens also spoke about suicide and its impact on the force. [Suicide] is a tragic event when it occurs. It impacts readiness, it impacts the morale of our units, said Stevens. e good news is were seeing the trends come down. Weve seen our numbers drop from last year [2012] to this year [2013] by 18.


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 23, 2014 13 e Marine Corps prides itself on its long, rich history. One recruit stepped on the famous yellow footprints here with a lofty goal to continue his familys tradition and graduate as a fourth-generation Marine. Rct. Jerry Bates III, 23, arrived Sept, 23, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C., determined to push through the nations toughest boot camp in order to earn the coveted title and proudly stand beside his family full of Marines. I chose the Marine Corps over the other branches because of tradition, said Bates, Platoon 1097, Delta Company, 1st Recruit Train ing Battalion. I enjoyed growing up in a military family, because I got to move around a lot and meet new people. It was hard when my dad was deployed and on the drill eld. I was 8 or 9 when he was here as a drill instructor. His father served as a drill instructor on Parris Island from January 1998 to January 2001. Even though he was young when he was last here, Bates said he still recognizes some things on Parris Island. Bates greatgrandfather, who served 27 years in the Marine Corps, started the family tradition in the 1940s. His grandmother, grandfather and mother, Phaith Bates, each served four years in the Corps. His father, Sgt. Maj. Jerry Bates II, is serving at Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, Okinawa, Japan, as the base sergeant major. Bates III, a native of Jacksonville, N.C., earned a bachelors degree in exercise and sports science from Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C., in May 2013. During his time in college, he attempted to become a Marine Corps ocer, but he ended up going the enlisted route instead. Bates father said he felt great when his son told him he was going to join the Marine Corps. I kind of wanted him to go the ocer route, because he has a college degree; however, they had a backlog of 18 months, said his father, a 42-yearold native of Mount Zion, Ill. I told him that, going enlisted rst, he will have a better understanding of the Corps. Sgt. James Willett, Bates senior drill instructor, appointed him as a squad leader early in training, immediately noticing his natural ability to lead the other recruits. When there is minimal supervision, he gets the other recruits to get their stu done and fast, said Willett, a 29-year-old native of Pomfret, Md. Bates military occupational specialty is slated to be in the signals intelligence eld, and he plans to make a career of the Marine Corps. His mother, father, sisters and grandparents plan on attending his graduation Dec. 20, 2013, to see the newest addition to their long line of Marines walk across the parade deck bearing the family name.4th gen on Parris Island U.S., French join forces Commander, Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group visited French aircraft carrier FS Charles de Gaulle while the ship was operating with USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Dec. 30 in the Gulf of Oman. Rear Adm. Kevin Sweeney visited the aircraft carrier to meet Task Force 473 commander French navy Rear Adm. Eric Chaperon, and to gain additional insight on the operations of FS Charles de Gaulle. Our two aircraft carriers and associated ships are operating together now here in the Gulf of Oman, Sweeney said. Being able to conduct strike group operations side-by-side will ultimately help improve regional maritime security and stability and also strengthen trust and condence with our partners in the region. While on board, Sweeney met with Chaperon, visited with French sta, and learned more about the capabilities of the embarked Rafale and Super Etendard jet ghters including how they operate, launch and recover. It was certainly an eye opening experience to see how one of our closest al lies employs a carrier strike group and how we can build a more eective part nership, Sweeney said. Chaperon said the aim of the mission is far beyond conducting a couple of exercises. It is about developing the ability of the two CSG to realize integrated operations should the need arise, he said. is is a huge challenge but all the conditions are met to overcome it. In addition to its agship Charles de Gaulle, Task Force 473 is comprised of the destroyers FS Forbin (D 620) and Jean de Vienne (D 643), and replenishment oiler FS Meuse (A 607). HST CSG is comprised of its agship, aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman, the guided-missile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Bulkeley (DDG 84), the guided-missile cruisers USS Gettysburg (CG 64) and USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and the embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 which includes Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32 Swordsmen, VFA-37 Ragin Bulls, and VFA-105 Gunslingers Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 312 Checkerboards, Airborne Early Warning Squadron 126 Seahawks, Electronic Attack Squadron 130 Zappers, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7 Dusty Dogs, and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 74 Swamp Foxes. HST CSG is forwarddeployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR where it is conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation eorts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


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