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.)
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
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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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Defense releases guidelineAccommodates religious requests by servicememberse Defense Department released a new instruction Jan. 22 that details its updated policy on making religious accommodations requested by service members, Pentagon spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen said. A DOD instruction implements a policy or prescribes the manner or plan of action used to carry out a policy, operate a program or activity, and assign responsibilities. e new policy states that military departments will accommodate religious requests of service members, Christensen said, unless a request would have an adverse eect on military readiness, mission accomplishment, unit cohesion and good order and discipline. When a service member requests such an accommodation, he added, department ofcials balance the need of the service member against the need to accomplish the military mission. Such a request is denied only if an ocial determines that mission accomplishment needs outweigh the need of the service member, Christensen said. Requests to accommodate religious practices will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, the spokesman noted. Each request must be considered based on its unique facts, the nature of the requested religious accommodation, the eect of approval or denial on the service members exercise of religion, and the eect of approval or denial on mission accomplishment, including unit cohesion, he added. Immediate commanders may resolve religious accommodation requests that dont require a waiver of military department or service policies that address wearing of military uniforms and reliUp Periscope Our panel of experts picks the Big Game Page 9 Big Game Tailgate, Chili Cookoff, more this Sunday Page 12 Burn Little fires now stop big ones later Pages 4, 5Check us out Online! Kings Bay chapter marks 110 years of service to military Happy Birthday Navy Marine Corps Relief Society! e Navy Marine Corps Relief Society at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay celebrated the NMCRSs 110th birthday Jan. 23, and commemorated the occasion by having a cake-cutting ceremony. Charon Whiteman, director of Kings Bays NMCRS, said base leadership, Kings Bay NMCRS volunteers and new moms and dads from the Budget for Baby class all joined for the party.Navy-Marine Relief celebrates birthday Five Soldiers in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program have been selected for the U.S. Olympic mens bobsled team that will compete at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Capt. Chris Fogt, Sgt. Justin Olsen, Sgt. Nick Cunningham, Sgt. Dallas Robinson and Team USA assistant coach 1st Lt. Michael Kohn will represent the U.S. Army in Russia. With the exception of Robinson, everyone in the group has previously competed in the Olympics. ey will be joined by former WCAP, bobsledder Steven Holcomb, the reigning Olympic champion driver in the fourman event. erefore, the Army World Class Athlete Program had a hand in helping to produce about half of the U.S. Olympic mens bobsled squad. Holcomb, who spent seven UK forces train with Coast Guard at Kings Bays Trident Training Facility It was all work, but a little play, when United Kingdom Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Ministry of Defense Police Force members trained with United States Coast Guard at Trident Training Facility Kings Bay. For one week, four Royal Sailors, 14 Royal Marines and seven police force members trained with the Coast Guard on ballistic missile submarine force protection. e United Kingdom and United States have a long and strong history of cooperation that goes beyond the formalities of being an ally. is is especially true with the mission of strategic deterrence. Both countries have ballistic missile submarines and share the Trident system. Both also have forces responsible for the safe passage of SSBNs from their home ports protective gate to get to sea and back. e United Kingdoms SSBN base is Faslane, Scotland. Comparable bases in the United States are here and in Bangor, Wash. In America, the role of force protection is shouldered by the Coast Guard Maritime Force Protection Unit, along with the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion. For the United Kingdom, the duty is a Cooperation from across the ocean roughout the week, we also have been sharing bits and pieces of our history on our Facebook page, she said. For those who may not know about the generous organization, the NMCRS provides nancial assistance, education and numerous services to the Sailors and Marines, along with assistance to eligible family members, widows and survivors. e NMCRS has been helping service members for more than a century, and to this day, the goal in mind is to help Sailors and Marines become nancially self-sucient by learning how to properly manage their nances. We teach them to nd solutions and how to live within their means, rather than being a crutch, Whiteman said. Its like trying not to put a band aid on an artery, but rather x it before it gets out of hand. We love to teach them nancial responsibilities. It started back in the early 1900s. Naval ocers and their wives devised a plan to better assist their fellow shipmates nancially. Beforehand, there were no medical benets for service families, no retirement annuities or survivors benets, and Sailors would literally pass the hat to collect funds to help those in need. ere must have been a better way to help, and that is exactly what the Naval ocers and their wives sought. e NMCRS was ocially creSoldiers earn spots on USA Olympic bobsled


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 Best practices for Tuition Assistance request approval were posted on the Navy College Program Web site Jan. 16 to help Sailors maximize their use of the program, said the director of Navy Voluntary Education. Ernest DAntonio, the Center for Personal and Professional Developments Navy VOLED program director, said one big reason for TA disapproval is lack of timeliness. e Navy follows Department of Defense Instruction 1322.25, which states service members must obtain approval for TA funding before the ocial start of a course. Commands should ensure Sailors are aware of this policy and ensure TA applications are command approved and forwarded to the Virtual Education Center in a timely manner, he said. We tell Sailors that 30 days prior to the course start date is not too soon to submit their TA request. at gives us the time we need to process and approve the application. DAntonio said certain requirements must be met before TA requests can be approved. ese requirements include Sailors being counseled by the Navy College Oce or the Virtual Education Center, completing their WebTA training, and having an education/ degree plan on le with the requested courses on the plan. Sailors also must have no missing grades, an end of obligated service date after the course ends, and completed at least 12 months onboard their rst permanent duty station. Sailors must submit their TA requests early enough to allow for processing time, DAntonio said. Otherwise, when the VEC receives a TA request and one of the requirements isnt met, we have no time to contact the Sailor to resolve the issue. e result is that the TA request is denied. He advised Sailors to check their My Education account to ensure all grades are posted and their degree plan is current. A Sailor may submit the TA request and its command approved prior to the course start date, but if the account doesnt reect all the requirements being met, the TA application cannot be funded. We want Sailors to work closely with a Navy College or VEC counselor to ensure their accounts are accurate and that their education/ degree plans meet TA eligibility. Our counselors are here to help Sailors navigate through the process and attain their education goals, he said. VEC acting supervisor Susan Sutter also stressed the importance of Sailors submitting their WebTA application well in advance. e VEC processes commandapproved WebTA applications on a rst come, rst served basis. While we spend a great deal of time on TA, the VEC also handles Joint Services Transcript updates, provides academic and TA counseling, and completes other tasks, she said. We want to help all Sailors succeed, and just a little bit of advance planning on their part can make a big dierence in whether their TA request is approved. DAntonio stressed that if Sailors experience any problems with the WebTA processing, they should contact either their servicing Navy College Oce or the VEC as soon as possible. Sailors who start a class without an approved TA voucher are at risk of footing the entire bill for that class. By being proactive, they set themselves up for success to nish their degree while minimizing their out-of-pocket expenses. CPPD Commanding Ocer Capt. John Newcomer said Navy leaders recognize the popularity of the TA program as well as the importance of voluntary education opportunities. We are committed to nding ways to ensure as many Sailors as possible have the opportunity to earn their degree while on active duty, he said. Ive seen rst-hand how much of a positive impact voluntary education can have on Sailors and their ability to perform with sharpened analytical skills and the ability to make informed decisions. An educated Sailor is a win-win for everyone. For more information about the Center for Personal and Professional Development, visit www.netc. e Navy Victims Legal Counsel Program is fully operational in Navy Region Southeast. e Navy is implementing the VLC Program to provide a military attorney free of charge to eligible victims of sexual assault. VLCs can assist eligible victims with a decision to make a restricted or an unrestricted report of sexual assault; advocate on their behalf to investigators, commanders, and prosecutors; advance and protect victim rights and interests during the court-martial process; and, provide other legal advice and assistance connected to the sexual assault. It is never too early or too late for an eligible victim to seek the assistance of a VLC. All communications between eligible victims and VLCs are condential. Navy judge advocate attorneys assigned to VLC Program oces at NAS Jacksonville, NS Mayport, NAS Pensacola, NCBC Gulfport, and Joint Base San Antonio will provide these legal services throughout Navy Region Southeast. Capt. Karen Fischer-Anderson, JAGC, USN, chief of sta for the VLC Program, reports the program is o to a fantastic start. Our VLCs are operational across the globe and are actively promoting and protecting their clients rights and interests as crime victims, she said. On a daily basis, VLCs are making sure our clients understand the legal process, make informed legal decisions, and are treated with respect and dignity. Active duty Sailors, adult dependents, and certain reservists are eligible for the program. Victims of sexual assault are encouraged to contact the local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator or assigned Victim Advocate for a referral to the nearest VLC Program oce. You may also contact the VLC Program directly. A list of VLC Program oces and more information can be found at 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 Camden-Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States will host Cmr. Rich ard Dubnansky, commanding ocer of USS Tennessee (Gold), at its regular meeting and dinner, starting at 6 p.m., ursday, Feb. 13, at Magnolias in the Kings Bay Conference Cen ter on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Dub nansky will update attendees on USS Tennes see Golds recent activities and achievements and speak about the challenges he faces at the helm of a major command in our nuclear triad. e public is invited to attend along with the regular membership. All attendees must send advance dinner payment ($25 per person) to Cheryl Aston, 103 Hallowes Drive S., St. Marys, GA 31558. e deadline to receive reservations is Monday, Feb. 10. Make checks payable to Camden Kings Bay Navy League. e names of all attendees must be sent in order to coordi nate base access. Additional information can be found on the council web site at http://kings 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 Feb.14, 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.Naval 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.Kingslands Runabout In e Royal District Car Show, a lavish display of cars, trucks, motorcycles and tractors, is March 15. Early registration for $20 to be in the show is through March 7 and $25 after to day of the show. For more information, visit you see an event on base you think deserves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselho at 573-4719 or e-mail Now hear this! Veterans Aairs Department of cials announced Jan. 14 the availability of about $600 million in grants through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program for non prot organizations and consumer cooperatives that serve very lowincome veteran families occupying permanent housing. ose who have served our nation should never nd themselves on the streets, living without hope, VA Sec retary Eric K. Shinseki said. ese grants play a critical role in address ing veteran homelessness by assist ing our vital partners at the local level in their eorts. We are making good progress towards our goal to end veterans homelessness, but we still have work to do. e Supportive Services for Vet eran Families program is designed to assist very low-income veteran fami lies who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. e program employs a housingrst model, ocials said, an ap proach that centers on providing homeless veterans with permanent housing quickly and then providing VA health care, benets and services as needed. Required services include out reach, case management, assistance in obtaining VA benets, and providing or coordinating eorts to obtain needed entitlements and other community services, ocials said. Grant ees secure a broad range of other ser vices for participants, including: Legal assistance; Credit and housing counseling; Assistance in understanding leases, securing utilities and coordi nating moving arrangements; Representative payee services concerning rent and utilities when needed; and Serving as an advocate for the veteran when mediating with prop erty owners on issues related to locating or retaining housing. Grantees also oer temporary nancial assistance that provides short-term help with rent, moving expenses, security and utility depos its, child care, transportation, utility costs and emergency expenses. VA is oering $300 million in scal year 2014 funds and $300 million in scal 2015 funds, subject to available appropriations, ocials said, and will make award decisions based on a national competition. In scal 2013, VA awarded about $300 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants for opera tions beginning in scal 2014 and is focusing up to $300 million in surge funding on 76 high-priority continuums of care in what VA ocials called an unprecedented eort to end veterans homelessness in these communities. e Supportive Services for Vet eran Families program served more than 39,000 veterans and more than 62,000 total participants veterans and their family members in scal 2013, VA ocials said. In November, VA and the Depart ment of Housing and Urban Devel opment announced the results of a HUD report that estimated there were 57,849 homeless veterans on a single night in January in the United States, an 8 percent decline since 2012 and a 24 percent decline since 2010.VA announces grants for homeless Veterans Aairs Help oered for victims of assault Navy Region Southeast Use best practices to gain tuition CPPD


A humble yet decorated Vietnam War hero and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island veteran died Jan. 17, 2014, at his home in Beaufort, S.C., just down the road from the base where he spent much of his career training future Ma rines. Medal of Honor recipient John James McGinty III, 73, retired as a captain in 1976 and stayed in the local area. He was born Jan. 21, 1940, in Boston, and initially enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve in February 1957. McGinty later enlisted in the active-duty Marine Corps in March 1958. McGinty completed recruit training with 3rd Recruit Training Battalion on Parris Island. He would later return in 1962 as a drill instructor with 2nd Recruit Training Battalion. In July 1966, McGinty served in Vietnam with 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. His platoon was assigned to provide rear security to protect the withdrawl of the battalion whose position had been under attack for the previous three days. McGintys heroism helped repel a regimentsized enemy force and saved countless American service members. I dont think Im a hero, McGinty said in an interview. I thought a heros somebody whos supposed to save lives; we killed em. We did what we were supposed to do. Im proud of the platoon. His actions in the Quang Tri Province of South Vietnam earned him Americas top military honor. If it were me alone, I probably wouldnt give a damn. But I wear this thing for that platoon, McGinty said of the Medal of Honor he wore. McGintys funeral was Jan. 23 at the Beaufort National Cemetery. gious apparel, grooming, appearance or body-art standards. Accommodation requests that require a waiver will be forwarded to the respective military department for determination. Christensen said that factors used to determine if religious apparel interferes with military duties include whether the item: Impairs the safe and effective operation of weapons, military equipment or machinery; Poses a health or safety hazard to the service member wea Interferes with the wear or function of special or protective clothing or equipment such as helmets, ak jackets, ight suits, camouaged uniforms, protective masks, wet suits and crash and rescue equipment; or Otherwise impairs the accomplishment of the military mission. e spokesman said department ocials believe the new instruction will enhance commanders and supervisors ability to promote the climate needed to maintain good order and discipline, and will reduce the instances and perception of discrimination toward those whose religious expressions are less familiar to the command. e Department of Defense places a high value on the rights of members of the military services to observe the tenets of their respective religions and the rights of others to their own religious beliefs, Christensen said, including the right to hold no beliefs.DoD He was a skipper for only a day, but hes a shipmate forever. Ethen Richardson is an 8-year-old boy with an amazing spirit and contagious smile. In July, doctors diagnosed Ethen with an inoperable tumor on his brain stem. As Ethen battled his illness, the local community wanted to lift his spirits and show their support. Members from the Coast Guard Sector Charleson provided Ethen what its like to be part of the Coast Guard for the day. Ethen and his family boarded a Coast Guard rescue boat for a patrol inside Charleston harbor. Ethen assumed the duties of otilla commander during the ride, coordinating other boats from county and city police, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources and re and rescue departments. He then piloted the small boat to the waiting Coast Guard Cutter Yellown. Aboard the Yellown, Ethen learned more about life aboard a patrol boat and Yellowns missions, including search and rescue, maritime law enforcement and port security. Ethen then took over as the ships skipper, or captain, and nished the harbor patrol before returning to the Coast Guard base in downtown Charleston. Coast Guard salutes youngsters spirit Marine hero passes THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 3


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Guests Navy photos by EM1 Mark Treenjoint job, based on the phases of interaction for force protection. e expectation from the U.K. government is that a civilian entity would interact with civilians during the normal escort of SSBN from its base. e Ministry of Defense Police have had that role since 1968. Like the United States Coast Guard, the MDP ocers have the ability to make arrests as law enforcement ocials. e Royal Marines 43rd Commando and Royal Navy members have been added since 2007 to provide further layers of protection. ey are highly trained specialists, able to respond in kind to whatever scenario develops. e American training was welcome by the U.K. members of this group. e Transit Protection System trainer in TTF Kings Bay is unique. For the U.S., it allows full-scale, real-time simulation of MFPU Force Protection scenarios. For the U.K., TTF currently is the only place where all three entities can conduct simulation training together. Its been the most valuable training Ive seen in my time at 43 Commando, Royal Marine Capt. Craig Burkin said. Both parties said the training was extremely useful. My vision is to develop an enduring relationship with the United States Coast Guard, MDP Superintendent Dennis Jackson said. We would like to duplicate what happened here this week. at aside, as Burkin put it, e lads have loved it. Its amazing. You can get anything here, especially food portions. We love this culture. e highlight of the trip seemed to be the mid-week dinner at Captain Stans Smokehouse in Woodbine. at, plus the dodge ball game on Friday. e game was a chance to build unity be tween the various groups, while bringing out the camaraderie of competition. Players even switched teams. It was all taken in good hu mor, with the players from the U.K. wearing red shirts, while the U.S. military wore blue. Its hard to say who won, because at the end of the game there were too many smiles and handshakes. It was just as if there was only one team. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014


ated on Jan. 23, 1904. e initial funding came from an Army-Navy football game, and in its rst year, the Society gave $9,500 to widows and families of enlisted men. In todays value, that is about a quarter of a million dollars. Whiteman said there were ve Navy wives who helped set the NMCRS in motion. ey were volunteers and, it has always been about volunteering, she said. Our Navy Relief committee, still to this day, is ve volunteer ag wives that have been volunteers throughout their husbands careers. ey are now in D.C., and those ve women represent the original ve. rough the 20th century, the NMCRS continued to ourish and help Sailors and Marines. By World War II, President Franklin D. Roosevelt authorized a public appeal for support to benet the military relief associations. In return, it established the NMCRSs Reserve Fund which provides assistance to families aected by natural disasters. Just this past fall, we had our annual conference up in D.C. where they unveiled our new intranet, Whiteman said. ere was no intra-connectivity between the different NMCRS from other bases. So now we have the intranet site where our volunteers are able to get on and share ideas. Our directors, oce managers and nurses are able to get on and share what works with other oces. e NMCRS now brings a global feel. roughout 2013, the Kings Bay NMCRS assisted more than 800 individual cases, and dispersed $437,358 in interest-free loans and grants. We are here to make sure Sailors and Marines needs are taken care of, Whiteman said. It will always be our mission. To learn more about the NMCRSs history, visit For Kings Bay NMCRS assistance, contact (912) 573-3787 or visit the Face book page at www.face years in WCAP, will drive USA-1 with brakeman Fogt and civilians Curt Tomasevicz and Steve Langton aboard. Holcomb also will drive USA-1 in the two-man event. Cunningham will drive USA-2 with WCAP teammates Olsen, Robinson and civilian Johnny Quinn aboard. Olsen was a member of Holcombs fourman squad that struck gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Whistler, British Columbia. Cunningham and Corey Butner also will pilot U.S. sleds in the two-man event. e two-man bobsled brakemen will be selected from the pool of six push athletes named to the four-man squads. e United States was one of three nations that qualied to enter the maximum of three teams in mens two-man bobsled competition, and one of only two nations to qualify the maximum of three sleds in the womens race. e United States is limited to two crews in the four-man sled. e Olympic bobsled events are scheduled for a four-heat format over two days. e mens two-man bobsled competition is slated for Feb. 16 and 17, followed by womens bobsled Feb. 18 and 19. e mens four-man bobsled competition will be one of the last events of the Olympic Games, set for Feb. 22 and 23. NMCRSBobsled Army mans luge, tooree Soldiers from the Army World Class Athlete Program earned nominations for the U.S. Olympic Luge Team for the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Team USA luge coach Sta Sgt. Bill Tavares will lead Sgt. Matt Mortensen and Sgt. Preston Griall, who secured their spot with a ninth-place nish in doubles at the Luge World Cup stop, Dec. 13, 2013, at Utah Olympic Park. e Army World Class Athlete Program, or WCAP, duo completed its rst run down the 1,335-meter track that features 15 curves in 43.948 seconds, followed by a shakier slide down the mountain in 44.132 seconds, for a cumulative time of 1:28.080. Germanys Tobias Wendl and Bvias Arlt won the race with a 1:27.326 clocking. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 7


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For the Sept. 5 paper, I went to the galley for predictions on the Super Bowl. Nobody, myself included, picked either the Broncos or Seahawks to be in the game, let alone win it, although Las Vegas had advanced both as pre-season favorites. Try, try again. Ill jump on the Denver Broncos bandwagon for this one. I like Peyton Manning. Lets say, Denver 38, Seattle 37. Now having said that, I have visions of Manning being beaten up and Seattle winning in a cakewalk. Here are others:Our experts pick the Super Bowl winnerMT3 Daniel Neri Trident Training Facility Manteca, Calif. The Seahawks, 34-14. The Seahawk defense and secondary isnt going to let Peyton Manning pass against them. MASN Reginald Cole Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Baton Rouge, La. Seahawks, 24-17. Peyton Manning is the X-factor, but the Seahawks will score more on offense. STS3 Jared Kirk USS Georgia Blue Atlanta Broncos, 30-20. Peyton Manning is the key. Cpl. Tyler Northrup Marine Corps Security Force Battalion OFallon, Miss. Seattle, 38-22. Seattles offense is too fast-paced for Denver. MASN Lee Nelms Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Pell City, Ala. Broncos, 34-32. The Broncos will run the ball for a 2-point conversion. STS1 Francisco Ramirez USS Georgia Blue Fairfax, Va. Broncos, 19-10. Peyton Mannings ability to analyze a defense is the difference. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Rear Adm. Ricky Williamson, commander Navy Region Southeast toured Naval Air Technical Training Center during a visit to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Jan. 21. e visit was part of Williamsons swing through Florida, as he toured Navy commands and units on the Gulf Coast, including NAS Pensacola, NAS Whiting Field, and Naval Support Activity Panama City. During his visit to NAS Pensacola, Williamson toured the National Museum of Naval Aviation, Sherman Field Base Operations, Naval Aviation Schools Commands Rescue Swimmer School, NATTC, and Corry Station. At NATTC, Williamson visited Chevalier Hall where he walked through the Aviation Support Equipment Mobile Maintenance Generator Lab, Air Conditioning Lab, the John Finn Memorial Aviation Ordnance Strand Hangar, Aviation Machinists Mate Jet Engine Lab, Aviation Structural Mechanic Metal Fabrication Lab, and an electronic classroom. Accompanying Williamson through NATTC was Capt. Alan Dean, NATTCs commanding ocer. I appreciate Rear Adm. Williamson taking the time to visit NATTC and see our facilities, Dean said. We do our very best to be good stewards of our training and berthing facilities, and tours like this are an opportunity to showcase them. Todays visit was an opportunity to show the areas we want to upgrade to improve the training process and ensure the Navy is getting the best value for its training and facility funds. From Chevalier Hall, Williamson visited NATTCs USS Abraham Lincoln Barracks where Williamson observed the living conditions of students, as well the progress of repairs from a recent water leak. Williamson tours NATTC DDG pulls sailor from ocean Sailors from the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Spruance (DDG 111) rescued a Filipino mariner, Jan. 18, who had fallen overboard from his vessel while transiting the Singapore Strait. At approximately 7:25 a.m. (local) Spruance received a distress call from Malaysian-agged motor vessel Pantagruel regarding a crewmember going overboard. Spruance quickly launched its rigid-hull-inatable boat into the water to locate the mariner. Sailors on board the RHIB were able to recover the mariner and assessed that he was in stable condition. e mariner was then transferred to a Singapore Police Coast Guard vessel. e boat crew did an excellent job reacting to a stressful situation, said Lt. j.g. Katherine Miyamasu, Spruances boat ocer. [Boatswains Mate First Class] Jesus Hernandez spotted the man from the RHIB and everyone else sprang into action. Cmdr. Dan Cobian, Spruance commanding ocer said he was very proud of his crew for its quick reaction and professionalism. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 9


10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 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 Mondays, Feb. 3, 10 and 24. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512. The command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact is responsible for coordinating mandated, annual awareness training, maintaining and providing current information on and referral to base and community programs for victims and ensuring the mandated collection and maintenance of sexual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B. Individuals attending the training are appointed by their command and will represent the command in all sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 3 to 7. Registration is required by calling 573-4512. 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, Feb. 4, 11, 18 and 25. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. The survivor Benefit Plan is a program that provides basic information on the key provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan. This information will assist ser vice members and their spouses in making informed decisions about SBPs role in their retirement plan. This workshop is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 4. Registration is required. For more information call 573-4513. The Fleet & Family Support Center is offering a workshop for pre-marital counseling for couples that are con templating marriage. The workshop is designed to address couples interested in enriching their future through improved communication, problem-solving skills, financial planning and realistic expectations of marriage. The class is designed to meet all clinical counseling requirements. The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 5. Registration is required, and childcare is not available. For more information call 573-4512. Do you have trouble making it from one paycheck to the next? This workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan and create a family budget. This class will be 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 6. Call 5734513 for more information. A five-day training course will be offered for prospective Command Financial Specialists. All CFS must be nominated by their Command. Registration is open to personnel E-6 and above who are financially stable, with at least one year left before PRD from their commands. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 10 to 14. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-9783. A job search workshop will be 9 to 11 a.m., Feb. 12. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513. Expectant Families can receive training on second Wednesday of every other month to ease the adjustment to a newborn baby. Information will be provided about WIC, Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and various other benefits and services available to expectant parents, along with answers to your questions. Frequent breaks offered for the comfort of expectant moms. The next class is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 13. Registration is required. Call 573-4512. The Advanced/Refresher training is for all individuals that are current Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates. This training is applicable to the 32 hour bi-annual training requirement. The individuals attending are appointed by their Command and will represent the Command in all assigned sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4p.m., Feb. 19. Registration is required by calling (912) 573-4512. Smooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relo cations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be for CONUS moves 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 19. For more information, call 573-4513. The target audience for this class is Command Training Coordinators and provides a tool kit for trainers to use while on deployment to address the issues associated with return and reunion after deployment. This class will be 1 to 3 p.m., Feb. 19. Registration recommended, call 573-4513. The Fleet and Family Support Center 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., Feb. 20. Registration is required as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information call 573-4513. Events, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., feb. 20. Preregistration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. 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. There will be an Ombudsman Basic Training course for prospective Ombudsman, new Ombudsman and Command Support Spouses at Fleet and Family Support Center Bldg. 1051. This class will be 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Frb. 21 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23. For more information and to register, call 573-4513. The Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with Chaplains Religious Enrichment Operations, is hosting Reconnect: One-Day Marriage Enrichment Workshop Reconnect is designed to enhance and support the ability of a couple to get away from the distractions of everyday life to improve their marital relationship. Activities are designed to increase a couples ability to understand one another better and communicate on a more intimate level. This workshop is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 21. For more information or to register, 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. Separation Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Feb. 24 to 28. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513. 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., Feb. 24. For more information, contact at 573-4513. This workshop addresses the chal lenges of deployment and offers tools and techniques to managing the cycle of deployment those challenges. It also prepares family members for reunion so that problems will be minimized and the positive aspects of reunion can be maximized. Topics include expectations, communication and financial aware ness, and hints for a happy homecoming. The class is 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 26. For more information or to register, call 573-4513. 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, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Feb. 27. Registration required by calling 573-4513. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops


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12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, January 30, 2014 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 setup/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 peo ples 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. 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. Kings Bay is going to Tampa for a hockey game, the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Boston Bruins leaving here at 1:45 p.m., Saturday, March 8. Charter bus transportation will be provided. Cost is $45 per person, 18 years old and older, with a $40 special price for liberty single active duty. Pre-pay at ITT/OAC by Feb.14 COB. Bring money for food and souvenirs. For more information, call Navy Adventures Unleashed at (912) 573-8972. DIY and Dessert This new program is offered on at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 10 in the Kings Bay Conference Center. Its a Pinterest Idea Swap plus more. Feed your crafty side and create a Valentine sugar scrub favor. Cost is $5. RSVP by Feb. 7 by calling (912) 573-8999. 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. 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 Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Valentine dinner Feb. 8 Liberty call Football tailgate Sunday 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 are Free Birds Feb. 1 and 2, Megaminds Feb. 8 and 9, Turbo Feb. 15 and 16, The Smurfs 2 (Monday) Feb. 17, and Ghostbusters Feb. 22 and 23. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. If 15 minutes after start time no one else comes in, the 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 Intramural Sports Since Williamson is a region commander for Navy Installations Command, much of the focus of the tour was upon the buildings and facilities. Williamson noted that the facilities would not exist without the mission. ere is a synergy that exists between training and the installation, Williamson said. Installations such as NAS Pensacola would not exist without the training mission. A holistic approach should be taken with facilities concerns and the training mission to ensure the eet is receiving the best Sailors. For more than 70 years, NATTC has been delivering training and increasing readiness within the Naval Aviation Enterprise. NATTC graduates approximately 15,000 Navy and Marine students annually. e majority of the student body is comprised of enlisted personnel attending Class A schools, where they are gaining the knowledge and skills required to perform in eet as technicians at the apprentice level. NATTCs advanced schools provide higher-level technical knowledge for senior petty ocers, and specialty schools oer specic skills not particular to any one rating, such as airman apprentice training, maintenance, personal nancial management and shipboard aircraft reghting. NATTC also conducts technical training for Navy ocers in aviation fuels, carrier air trac control center operations, aircraft launch and recovery equipment, shipboard aircraft re ghting and amphibious air trac control center operations.Region


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