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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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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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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Navy-Marine Relief Uniform Locker oers free items From Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings BaySunday, Aug. 17 is National rift Shop Day. Navy-Marine Corps Relief So ciety Kings Bay operates one of only two Uniform Lockers run by NMCRS. Unlike a tradition al thrift shop, the uniform items available at Kings Bays Uniform Locker are free to active duty Sailors and Marines. At the NMCRS Uniform Lock er, you can stretch your budget with gently used uniform items that cost much less than the same items which are new. rift shops are a great place to get temporary or permanent items if youve just moved, or if youre replacing items lost in a re or natural disaster. NMCRS volunteers carefully inspect all donated items and only oer good-quality items on the store shelves. e no-cost policy means you get great savings. e selection changes frequently, so make your nearest thrift shop one of your regular shopping destinations. e great thing about thrift stores is that new items are always com ing in via donations. Volunteers have been the backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for more than 100 years. ey make up more than 90 percent of our workforce. Volunteers make it possible for NMCRS donated funds to directly assist Sailors, Marines and their families. While the relief society relies heavily on volunteers, the vol unteers rarely are active duty service member volunteers. But this summer, four service members MM3 Duane Morrison, MM3 Trevor Wilson, EM3 Tyler Carlson and MM3 Kyle Wigger who are students at Trident Training Facility were instrumental in re-vamping the Uniform Locker, just in time to cel ebrate National rift Shop Day. $1.1 million projects puts facility on par with nestBy MC2 Ashley HedrickNaval Submarine base Kings Bay Public AffairsMorale, Welfare and Recreation Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays new Synthet ic Turf and Track Complex had its grand opening July 31, along with a ribbon-cut ting ceremony and an all-hands physical training session. e opening began with an invocation and opening remarks from MWR sta, the design team from Cape Design Engineer ing Co., and Commanding Ocer, Capt. Harvey Guey. We had Cape Design project man ager, Mark Leuders come down and give a speech to the various commands that were there, Tyler Cole, the Kings Bay Fit ness and Sports director, said. He was exNavy, so he was very excited to take on this project and felt proud to do the project for a Navy base. While the new complex cost $1.1 mil lion, the durability of the track and eld, and the reduced costs of maintenance and irrigation will save money. e surface of the eld will allow participants of various sports and physical readiness eorts to Rhode Island SSBN 740 returns from sea Page 7 Budget cuts Future of space operations at risk Page 122009 CHINFO Award Winner Check us out Online! MWRs track and eld complex made over MWR photoCommand members on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay prepare for physical training following the grand opening of the new track and field complex. Up Periscope Whats the biggest news in sports? Page 9ri Shop Day is Aug. 17See Track, Page 8 Daily sessions reinforce positive practices for Kings Bay youthBy MC2 Ashley HedrickNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public Affairs e Drug Education for Youth program began another year July 23 at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. DEFY is for children between the ages of 9 to 12. e eight days of all-day camps focused on skill-based activities to help shape futures and deter youth from drugs, alcohol and gang inuences. DEFY provides leadership and life skills by initiating team building, goal setting, decision making and conict res olution. Several NSB Sailors volunteered as mentors for the program and became positive role models to the campers. Nowadays, there are so many dier ent drugs out there, and kids are trying dierent things, said YN3 Kevin Ward, a DEFY mentor. Its better to get them away from that as much as pos sible. Phoebe Furlen, a DEFY camper, said the most important lesson shes learned is not to do drugs because they are bad for your health and body. You can get addicted to them, she said. ere are some drugs that can help you, but an overdose of a good drug can turn into a bad drug. e DEFY program cycles for a year and consists of four integrated components. July 23 through Aug. 1 marked phase one of the program. It focused on a classroom learning environment. e campers started the day o with a ag raising during morning colors along with the rest of the base. roughout the day they participated in team challenges, goal setting, t -Courtesy photoFrom left, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings Bay volunteers Nancy Weisensee, MM3 Duane Morrison, MM3 Trevor Wilson, Capt. Bill Weisensee (USN, Ret.), EM 3Tyler Carlson and MM3 Kyle Wigger at the NMCRS Uniform Locker. DEFY is great for kids to give them a better idea of what a healthy, drug-free life is like. YN3 Kevin Ward DEFY mentorSee DEFY, Page 5 DEFY campers have busy 2 weeksDEFY members hold morning colors at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The members met for summer camp eight days over a two-week span, involving themselves in a variety of activities. More photos on Pages 4 and 5.Navy photo by EM1 Mark Treen TRF grads join forceTwenty-ve begin new careers following four years of trainingBy Mark TurneyPublic Affairs Officer, Trident Refit FacilityTrident Ret Facility graduated 25 personnel from Apprentices to Journeymen July 25 after a rigor ous four-year program. Georgia Sen. Ligon, TRF Commanding Ocer Capt. Larry Hill and John Hart, TRF executive director, joined nearly 250 fam ily and friends in welcoming the graduates to their new careers. ese graduates are our future here at this facility, Hill said. ese graduates have been trained, tested and have proven themselves over the past four years and will provide the continued successes we have enjoyed while accomplishing our mission. e graduates started their jour ney when they were hired in 2010 and have completed more than 7,200 hours of college academic courses, courtesy of the programs Photo by Mark TurneyGeorgia Sen. William Ligon spoke at the graduation. See TRF, Page 8


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 From the Navy Exchange Service Commande Navy Exchange Service Command has been oering students a chance to help pay for college through its A-OK Student Reward Program since 1997. e A-OK Student Reward Pro gram oers all qualied students to participate in a quarterly draw ing for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter. e next drawing will be held at the end of August. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equiva lent or better, as determined by their school system, may enter the draw ing. Home-schooled students can also qualify with acknowledgement that the student has a B average or equivalent record of accomplish ment. Eligible students include depen dent children of active duty military members, reservists and military re tirees enrolled in rst through 12th grades. Dependent children without an individual Dependent Identica tion Card must be accompanied by their sponsor to submit their entry. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must reenter with each qualifying report card. To enter the drawing, stop by any NEX with a current report card or progress report and have a NEX as sociate verify the eligibility. en ll out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID which entitles the student to 19 discount coupons for NEX products and services. Along with the award, each win ner will receive a lapel pin, certi cate and medallion ribbon In Hon or of Academic Excellence. Since the programs inception, NEXCOM has awarded over $640,000 to students with the help of its generous vendor partners. By Lt. Charles M. RomanJAGC, USNAlthough tax season is behind us, it is never too late to think about next year, and how you and your spouse can make decisions that will best al low your family to avoid the taxman. One thing to always remember, tax residency is a separate concept from your home-of-record, an ex clusively military designation. Under the Sailors Civil Relief Act, a service member does not pay state income tax in the state where the service member is stationed if that state is not his domicile (legal state of residence for tax purposes). In stead, the service member is taxed on his military income in his state of legal residence. For example, Seaman Paul, whose state of residence is Florida, does not pay income tax to the state of Virginia from his military income earnings while stationed in Nor folk, Va. Rather Seaman Paul will be taxed based on Florida state tax law which has no state income tax. Furthermore, no matter where Sea man Paul is stationed, Florida will always remain his state of legal resi dence, unless he changes it. Until a few years ago, this benet under the SCRA did not extend to service members spouses. Every time a service member moved, the spouses state of legal residence would change, and the spouse would be taxed by the state on all income earned in that state. So before, when Seaman Paul moved to Nor folk, Va. with his wife Kristen, she became a Virginia resident and the state of Virginia would tax her on in come earned while she lived there. e Military Spouses Residency relief act changed some of the basic rules of taxation in regards to mili tary spouses. Today, the spouse of the military member is entitled to SCRA tax protection for the same domicile (state of legal residence) of the service mem ber if the dependent spouse had also previously acquired the same legal domicile. Translation: if Kristen resided with Seaman Paul in Florida long enough to establish it as her residence when they were ordered to move to Norfolk, Kristens state of legal residence can be Florida. Moreover, if Kristen works while in Norfolk, she will not be taxed by Virginia. She will be subject to Flori da state income tax rate (zero). Also, Kristen will not be taxed by Virginia on automobiles when they are titled solely in Kristens name or jointly with Seaman Paul. Keep in mind two things: 1) e spouse must be present with the ser vice member in the non-domicile state pursuant to military orders and 2) spouses can keep prior residences if and only if they are the same as that of the service member. Eligible spouses need to designate their ap propriate domicile state by ling new withholding forms with their em ployer. ink about changing with holding forms for next year now. ere are some common misun derstandings that need to be addressed: e MSRRA does not allow a spouse to pick or choose a state of legal residence. e MSRRA does not allow a spouse to inherit or assume a ser vice members domicile upon mar riage. ere is not a standard form to be lled out that allows a spouse to change their residency. Actually, the spouse must have lived in the state, intends to return to there, and have a tangible connection to the state. Connections that need to be established are voter registration, driv ers license, professional licenses, homestead declaration, purchase of residential property, registration or titling of vehicles, and even execut ing a will under the laws of that state Basically, you need to show a bonode intent to return to the state from which the military has ordered you to move away from. Please, note: it is not necessary to establish all of these contacts, but the more the better. e MSRAA does not allow a spouse to recapture an old abandoned domicile unless the spouse physically returns to the state with the requisite connections and intent to remain there permanently. e tax exemption for work ing spouses only applies to wage income and income from services performed in the non-domiciliary states. us, if Kristen sells their Norfolk house or rents out their extra home in Virginia, she will be taxed by Virginia on this income. Also, Kristen will pay Virginia state income tax on businesses she has opened while in Norfolk. Legal residency and how it applies to your taxes is a confusing topic and is detail specic. Hopefully, this article makes the MSRRA a little easier, but if you have more questions contact your local legal assistance JAG. is article is not intended to sub stitute for the personal advice of a licensed attorney. From Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapele Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation, or CREDO, for some unknown reason, continues to be the best kept se cret in the Navy, and as result only a small portion of military person nel and their family members have taken advantage of its benecial programs. CREDO Detachment Kings Bay is working hard to get more military personnel involved in the CREDO experience. It began as a program to help vet erans returning from the Vietnam War in 1971. As then and now, mili tary service presents unique chal lenges and opportunities. CREDO oers transformational retreatbased programs designed to assist authorized users in developing the spiritual resources and resiliency necessary to excel in the military en vironment. Over the years, CREDO has oered spiritual, personal, and relational growth opportunities to tens of thousands of sea service personnel and their family members, profoundly en hancing their lives. CREDO provides commanders with a key resource by which to care for and strengthen the abilities of those they lead. e following retreats at St. Simons Island are available: Personal Growth Retreat Helps foster positive personal growth and self-awareness by pro viding a wealth of practical training and ideas to enhance your spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational dimensions. Registration is open for the next retreat, Aug. 15 to 17. Family Enrichment Retreat An all-inclusive weekend family retreat designed to promote healthy relationships, using practical skills based on proven principles that strengthen and empower every member of the family. Registration is open for the next retreat, Sept. 19 to 21. Couples Connection Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with CREDO, is hosting a Couples connection One-Day Mar tenant commands, base military personnel and civilian employees of the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, submitted by noon Thursday, seven days prior to publication. Event briefs must be submitted by noon Friday, six days prior to publicacode CM4, is in building 1063. News ideas and questions can be directed to the editor by calling 573-4714 or 573-4719, or fax materials to 573-4717. All materials are subject to editing. the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The appearance of advertising in the publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, or The Florida Times-Union of the products advertised. Advertisers are responsible for accuracy of ads contained herein. Everything advertised in the publication shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, or any other nonmerit factor of purchaser, user, or patrons. The Kings Bay Periscope is published by The Florida Times-Union, in no way connected with the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, under exclusive contract with the U.S. Navy. The circulation is 10,000. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32202. The Kings Bay Periscope is a registered trademark of the United States of America. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding advertisements should be directed to:Kings Bay PeriscopeEllen S. Rykert, Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 359-4168 Advertising Sales LeAnn Hirschman, Territory Sales Representative (904) 655-1200 THEKINGS BAY, GEORGIA Capt. Harvey L. Guffey, Jr. Cmdr. Ed Callahan CMDCM Randy Huckaba Scott Bassett Erika Figueroa, MCC Katrin Albritton, EM1 Mark Treen, MC2 Ashley Hedrick Bill Wesselhoff 573-4719, Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Kingsland Catfish Fest Aug. 30e 32nd Annual Labor Day Weekend Kingsland Catsh Festival will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 30 in downtown King slands Historic Royal District along U.S. 17 and Georgia 40. It includes a parade, arts and craft booths, Southern-fried catsh with grits, hushpuppies, coleslaw and sweet ice tea, other food booths, antiques and collectibles, a chil drens amusement area, a 5K run and a classic car & tractor exhibition. For more informa tion, visit and click on the Catsh Festival link or go to www.king Bay Road part closedAt the request of St. Marys Railroad, the Georgia Department of Transportation in partnership with the city of St. Marys and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, announced a two-week road closure in conjunction with construction on the railroad crossing on Kings Bay Road between Colerain Road and Spur 40/ Charlie Smith Sr. Highway in Camden County. Kings Bay Road will be closed at the railroad crossing and trac detoured beginning Mon day, July 28, and remain closed until work is completed Monday, Aug. 11, weather permit ting. is railway maintenance operation and the road closures is a necessity to install con crete panels and calibrate the railway. Motor ists will be able to access businesses, schools, and residences in the area up to work zone. e detour routes will be signed as follows: Motorists traveling eastbound on Kings Bay Road turn left on to Colerain Road; turn left on to St. Marys Road; then turn left on to Spur 40/Charlie Smith Sr. Highway; travel to Kings Bay Road where detour ends. Motorists traveling southbound on Spur 40/Charlie Smith Sr. Highway continue to St. Marys Road; turn right on to St. Marys Road; turn right on Colerain Road; to Kings Bay Road where detour ends. Kings Bay Road will remain open to local trac up to work zone.Poker run benefits NMCRSe Armed Forces of America Motorcycle Club will have its 16th annual 41 for Freedom Poker Run to raise funds for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Saturday, Aug. 16, with registration 4 to 5 p.m. at the USS Bancroft Memorial. e ride will end at the clubs club house at 5444 N. Georgia 17 in Kingsland with food and entertainment. Cost is $15 per hand. For more information, contact club secretary Ruben Hilerio, Jr., at Phones for Soldiers startsHabitat for Humanity of Camden County and nonprot Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. are asking Camden County residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cel lular phones. Beginning July 15, residents can donate their phones at Habitat in Kingsland at 302 South Lee St. Cell phones can be dropped o 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at Habitats ReStore. For more information, email or call (912) 7293633. Also, visit for additional Habitat opportunities.St. Marys offers music seriese next Music in the Park free series is 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Marys Waterfront Park am phitheater. e Just Jazz Quartet returns Aug. 16 and Back From the Brink Sept. 20. Additional Music in the Park dates will be Aug. 9, 16 and Sept. 16. For more information, call the St. Marys Welcome Center at (912) 882-4000.Fernandina market Saturdayse Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, on N. 7th Street in downtown Fernandina is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, visit the website at Fernandina or call (904) 557-8229.Marine Corps League drive one Kings Bay Detachment No. 1229 of the Marine Corps League is looking for mem bers. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. e league volunteers aid and assis tance to Marine and Navy Corpsman widows and orphans and observes historical Marine anniversaries. For more information, e-mail Now hear this! Your spouse and state tax laws Navy JAG Chapel schedules dierent retreats CREDO NEX student rewards on again Navy Exchange Springs of lifeH.A.L.T. We are sure you have seen this acronym in a number of places from time to time. It reminds us not to make de cisions when we are hungry, angry, lonely or tired. Our microwave, Instagram, twitting life styles leaves little room for us to sit back and carefully look at situations before we make a choice. Choic es which are made too quickly usually have disastrous con sequences. Perhaps another acronym to keep in mind is W.A.I.T. which stands for why, assess, include and think. e question must be See Springs, Page 3 See CREDO, Page 3


From Marine Corps Sports Hall of Fameeodore S. Ted Wil liams was born August 30, 1918, in San Diego, Calif. He began playing Major League baseball with the Boston Red Sox in 1939 and in 1941 completed a season of batting .406. In January 1942, Wil liams received a draft no tice. Toward the end of the 1942 season, he voluntari ly enrolled for naval avia tion training. Williams was commis sioned a Marine Second Lieutenant in May, 1944, and following air gunnery training in Jacksonville, Florida, he was transferred to San Francisco and then on to 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing in Hawaii in August, 1945. He was discharged in December of that same year. After his discharge from the Marines, Williams resumed his career with the Red Sox until he was called back on active duty for service in Korea in May, 1952. After refresher training at Willow Grove, Pennsyl vania, and Cherry Point, North Carolina, Williams joined Marine Fighter Squadron (Jet) 311, Ma rine Aircraft Group 33, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in Korea in February, 1953. ere he ew 49 combat missions. Discharged as a Captain in July, 1953, Williams re turned once again to the Red Sox and baseball. Williams retired from professional baseball after the 1960 season. In spite of missing near ly ve full seasons while serving in the Marine Corps, Williams earned two Triple Crowns, two Most Valuable Player awards, six American League batting titles, 521 home runs, a lifetime bat ting average of .344 and 18 All-Star appearances. He is also the last player to bat more than .400 in a complete season. Williams military deco rations include the Air Medal with 2 Gold Stars, Navy Unit Commendation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacic Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Na tional Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 Bronze Stars, United Nations Service Medal, and Korean Presi dential Unit Citation. riage Enrichment Work shop. is workshop will enhance communication skills and strengthen emotional, physical, and spiritu al aspects of your marriage. Couples are encouraged to register one month prior to the event. e dates are Sept. 12 and Dec. 12. For more information, visit the website www. cnrse.html or call the chapel oce at 573-4501. Chaplain Catherine Pace and the CREDO facilitator Aaron Jeerson are look ing forward to seeing you on the next retreat. CREDOFrom Page 2 asked, why do I want to do this? Are my reasons healthy and logical? Am I really meeting a need or satisfying my ego? Assess the consequenc es of your choice. Each choice we make have the potential for good or not so good things to happen. We cannot aord to only think of today but must gauge how this decision will impact my life and those around me in the coming days ahead. is is why it is so im portant to include others in making your decision. Others will help us to see the blind spots in our thinking and help keep us on the right track. Finally, think it over once again before you act. Review the positive as well as the negative as pects of the decision. Ar gue against the decision as to why you should not make it at this time or why you should follow another path. Following this acronym can mean solid directions for all of us and is sure to keep the fresh springs of life owing in our lives. Be patient with your self and keep as much of your usual routine as you are able. Schedule some form of physical activity, eat properly and carve out a time for rest and relax ation. Such simple steps can be springs of life renewing the spirit and giving hope. CREDO, enriching lives and enhancing the spiritual well-being of military members and their dependents for more than 40 years. Find CREDO on Facebook at west.SpringsFrom Page 2 DoD photoTwo F9F Panther jets over and around Wonsan, Korea. Ted Williams flew a Marine F9F on combat missions during the Korean War.Baseball star ew jets Marine Corps photo Capt. Ted Williams in a publicity photograph for the Marine Corps. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 Photos by EM1 Mark Treen Allysa Mcrea enjoys a victorious moment dur ing a dodge ball game at the Fitness Complex. DEFY campers share experiences while walking the Fitness Complex. From left, Tavian Williams, Junior Mentor Kevin Luna, Kaylnn Williams and Dereck Martinez. Trent Feistner left and Jacob Curry sit up tall to have a good view of the military working dog demonstration. Collin Whiteman ties off the line after he finished raising the Stars and Stripes outside the Fitness Center while Preston Smith, Samuel Dorce, Seth Wauson, MA1 Johnny Archer and the rest of the DEFY campers stand at attention. MA3 Chantle Chapman explains NSB Kings Bays military working dog program. Ethan Rincon throws a near-miss at R. J. Green. Drug Education for Youth Camp


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 5 Sara Melgarejo, Ethan Rincon, Allysa McRae, Seth Wauson and Lu Lu Rodriguez enjoy a chance to take a break while playing at the Fitness Complex pool. Allysa McRae, Preston Smith, Keegan Matthews and Imani Williams get splashed under the slide at the pool. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay hosted its annual Drug Education for Youth Camp July 23 through Aug. 1. The campers in gray shirts were made up of 9 through 12 year olds. The junior mentor volunteers in blue shirts are middle school and high school age. The mentors in maroon shirts are Naval Submarine Base Sailors and civilians. Classroom time was a huge part of the program. NSB Sailors, like CS2 Dominique Kennedy, taught classes called: Resolving Conflict, A Natural High, Ready...Set Goals, My Board of Advisors, Where does this GO?, Resistance Skills, The Real Deal About Legal Drugs, The Real Deal About Illegal Drugs, Speak for Yourself, and Presidents Challenge. When fire fighters have all of their gear on, they can be intimidating, hard to understand and their gear can make loud noises. Fire fighter Ryan Vogel did a familiarization brief at the Fire Department to let them get more comfortable to an outfit that may some day be needed to perform a rescue.ness exercises and lessons focused on abstaining from drugs, among other activities. From personal experiences growing up, I went through the DARE program, Ward said. Im not for sure if that is still around, but DEFY is great for kids to give them a better idea of what a healthy, drug-free life is like. Aside from learning in the class room, the campers took on activities such as golng, bowling and swimming. roughout the course of the camp, they also watched a military working dog demonstration and went on a eld trip to the re station. It was cool seeing the dogs investigate and search for things, camper Marcus Shankli said. I learned that the dogs do so many things like search for bad guys and hunt for things. I also learned that they can go down and search on the submarines here. Phase two of the program is a 10-month mentoring program throughout the school year. DEFY youths are paired up with a mentor team to reinforce the skills theyve learned in the phase one leader ship camp. I am excited for phase two of DEFY, Ward said. It will be awesome to get to see the kids once a month during the school year. We have already built a relationship. Maybe from this, they can recruit their friends to join next years program. e last two components of the DEFY program are parent engagement and outplacement. Parents are encouraged to become engaged in supporting their childs drug-free lifestyle, and DEFY mentors to continue to engage the youth with the community. For more information about the DEFY program at Kings Bay, or to nd out how to volunteer for next years camp, contact Kings Bays Deputy Public Aairs Ocer Erika Figueroa at (912) 573-4714.DEFYFrom Page 1 I am excited for phase two of DEFY. It will be awesome ... YN3 Kevin Ward DEFY mentor


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Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Pastry Bar Dinner Chicken Rice Soup Prime Rib au Jus Fried Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Twice Baked Potatoes Wild Rice Cheese Sauce Steamed Broccoli Corn on the Cob Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarMondayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Assorted Oatmeal French Toast w/ Asst. Syrup Omelets to Order Ready-to-eat Cereal Grits Eggs to Order Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Grilled Bacon Breakfast Burritos Hash Brown Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Breads & Spreads Asst. Fruit Bar Asst. Beverage Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Crab Bisque Fried Fish Beef Brisket Roasted Red Potatoes Orange Rice Hush Puppies Glazed Carrots Simmered Peas Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Tartar Sauce French Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Asst. Pizza Potato Bar Chicken Tenders Dinner Asian Stir Fry Soup Beef w/ Broccoli Sweet and Sour Chicken Shrimp Fried Rice Boiled Pasta Stir Fired Vegetables Egg Rolls Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarTuesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Eggs To Order Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Cream of Wheat Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Omelets to Order Texas Hash Cottage Fried Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Texas Tortilla Soup BBQ Ribs Grilled Chicken Breast Chicken Gravy Steamed Rice Mac & Cheese Simmered Green Beans Steamed Carrots Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Tacos Beef Tacos Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Beef Noodle Soup Chicken Alfredo Blackened Salmon Wild Rice Buttered Linguine Corn OBrien Steamed Broccoli Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Toasted Garlic Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarWednesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Eggs & Omelets To Order Grilled Bacon Corn Beef Hash Asst. Instant Oatmeal & Grits Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Grilled Steak Pancakes w/ Asst. Syrup Asst. Breads & Spreads Asst. Fruit Bar Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch White Bean Chicken Chili Baked Italian Fish Chicken Parmesan Cream Gravy Rice Pilaf Boiled Pasta Mixed Vegetables Club Spinach Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings French Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Hot Dogs Grilled Hamburger Grilled Cheese Burger French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Chicken Noodle Soup Meatloaf Turkey Pot Pie Egg Noodle Mashed Potatoes Brown Gravy California Medley Steamed Peas Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarThursdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs & Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Sausage Patties Hash Brown Potatoes French Toast w/ Asst. Syrup Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Black Bean Soup Fried Pork Chops Grilled Salmon Noodles Jefferson Mashed Sweet Potatoes Steamed Green Beans Steamed Zucchini Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Cornbread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Minestrone Soup Meat Lasagna Grilled Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Bow Tie Pasta Mixed Vegetables Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Garlic Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarGalley hoursMonday through Friday Breakfast 6 to 7:30 a.m. Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Weekends and holidays No breakfast served Brunch 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Menu items subject to change. Pirates Cove Galley menus By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media ActivityWhile Pentagon ocials continue re viewing assessments of the situation in Iraq, operations to aid the Iraqi govern ment against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant continue, Pentagon Press Sec retary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 29. is notion that weve done nothing is just false, Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference. e United States has 715 American troops in Iraq defending U.S. property and citizens and providing security assis tance and some advice through the joint operations centers in Erbil and Baghdad, the admiral noted. And, oh, by the way, he added, were still ying an intensied program of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ights, manned and unmanned, over the country, information from which is being shared with Iraqi security forces as ap propriate. And Iraq is the bene factor of one of the highest foreign military sales programs the U.S. has with any country, Kirby said. at said, Kirby told reporters, this is an is sue the Iraqi government must handle. He said the government missed an opportunity in 2011 to build an inclusive, multi-ethnic government in which all Iraqis feel included. e military mirrors these failings, he said. In 2011, the Iraqi military was ready to handle the threats facing it, but the way the government organized, manned, trained and equipped its army lessened its eectiveness, the press secretary said. Weve seen some of those units fold under pressure because of either lack of will or lack of leadership not all of them and were seeing them con tinue to stien themselves around Bagh dad, he noted. KirbyFlights monitoring Iraq 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014


Navy photos by MC1 Rex Nelson Tugs C Tractor 2 and 4 provide help docking. Coast Guard BM3 Derrick Jones mans an M240B machine gun aboard a 33-foot Special Purpose Craft, Law Enforcement. Rhode Islands return THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 7


partnership with Altamaha Technical Col lege; specic trade theory training courses; and on-the-job training designed to produce highly skilled, technically procient, jour ney-level craftsmen. e training is intense and requires a highaptitude in several courses including alge braic concepts, trigonometry, micro-com puting, industrial safety procedures, drafting fundamentals, Computer Aided Design fundamentals, industrial mechanics and phys ics. e TRF mission is to provide industrial support for incremental overhaul and re pair of Trident submarines and for depot level overhaul of equipment in the Trident Planned Equipment Replacement Program. TRF provides services normally required by ships and performs emergency and emer gent voyage repairs to visiting U.S. and Unit ed Kingdom submarines. Photo by Mark TurneyMembers of the Trident Refit Facility Kings Bays graduating class of 2014. New journeymen now will begin their careers.TRFFrom Page 1 achieve maximum performance. Various Kings Bay commands, such as Submarine Group 10, Marine Security Force Battalion, SUBASE, Public Works, and boat commands showed their sup port by participating in the all-hands PT. Stages were set up at both ends of the eld, with two tness instructors leading the training. In total, around 400 people participat ed in the opening. Command PT has been held inside the base gym or outside at the softball and soccer elds. Commands also had the opportunity to PT at the existing track, but due to wear and tear of the eld, it posed a risk for injury. Our track wasnt in a bad condition but it needed some resurfacing, Cole said. However, the eld that they were using for PT before the synthetic turf was installed had some conditions that would not have been the best. ere were a lot of potholes, and unleveled areas. e old track really needed some improvement, YN2 Terrell Harrison said. It was denitely worn and torn. e new track and the synthetic eld also will help Sailors and Marines when it comes down to their physical tness as sessment training. ey now will be able to utilize both without any problems. It is hands down the best workout grounds anyone could have, Harrison said. Group PT can be very eective if you have a safe and well-equipped area. is new track and eld makes you want to work out and its less likely to cause and injury. Cole said new facilities attract more people. In addition, people are going to want to do other work outs and other circuits out there on the turf, along with running on the track, he said. e old eld was harder to do exercise on because of the quality of the eld and potholes caused by rain, Cole said. After three years of planning and hard work by MWR and Navy Facilities Engi neering Command, Cape Design Engineering, of Cape Canaveral, Fla., built the updated track and eld using the Shaw Turf System, which also is installed at the Baltimore Ravens M&T Bank Stadium, at Georgia Institute of Technology, and San Francisco 49er and New York Jet practice elds. Cole said that resurfacing the track and eld with synthetic turf is the best solution and will provide the best results. e surface of the new eld will last much longer than the previous natural grass eld.TrackFrom Page 1 By PO3 Lisa FerdinandoFrom Coast Guard CompassOn a sunny, summer day, the biggest event of the year in the small town of Chincoteague, Va., took place and the Coast Guard was there to ensure public safety. ousands of visitors watched from land, along the waters edge, on boats and in kayaks, as some 120 ponies were herded across Assateague Channel for the 89th annual Chincoteague Pony Swim. e Coast Guard played an important role in ensuring the safety of the public by keeping on lookers in safe areas and maintaining clear lanes for the ponies to swim, said Chief Petty Ocer Hank Deatrich, ocer in charge of Coast Guard Sta tion Chincoteague. It def initely is a unique event. e pony swim is a great way for the station to in teract with the public and stress the importance of boater safety as well. We dont have too many big events in this area, Deatrich said. When we have an oppor tunity to get out there and share the message and make sure its a safe event, the crews just love getting out there. For the event, the sta tion deployed two 24-foot special purpose craft. e crews patrolled the area, greeted boaters and answered queries about the pony swim from peo ple eagerly awaiting the animals. e Coast Guard even had a role to play in the event to signify the pony swim was about to begin, the crew on one of the boats red two orange smoke ares. Crowds cheered as the smoke wafted from the boat. e pony swim tradition was made famous by Mar guerite Henrys 1947 book, Misty of Chincoteague. According to Deatrich, the island was expecting some 30,000 to 40,000 visi tors for the event. Some of them may not have had their boats in the water for too long, so its important for us to get out there, have good commu nity outreach, make sure they have proper gear on their boats and everyones safe prior to the swim, he said. e pony swim is an annual event held by the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company. is year, approximately 60 foals will be auctioned to raise money for the re company, which cares for the wild ponies. e remaining ponies will be herded back to Assateague Island on Friday.Coast Guard photo by PO3 Lisa FerdinandoOne-hundred and 20 ponies participated in the pony swim in Chincoteague, Va.Guard works Pony Swim Coast Guard photo by PO3 Lisa FerdinandoCoast Guard crews ensure safety at Chincoteague, Va.s annual pony swim. 8 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014


When I was a young man, you got your sports news from the sports pages. There was no internet or cable TV. Most of the news was about in-season sports, right now, baseball, golf, tennis or NASCAR. My, how things have changed. During my two-hour daily commute, I listen to nationally syndicat ed sports radio. And all they talk about right now is news from the NBA and NFL. So I went to Pirates Cove July 31 to see what my sports experts thought was really big.What in the World of Sports is going on?MIDN 3/C Matthew Higgins ROTC Newark, Del. (NBA player) LeBron (James) going home to Cleveland. HM2 Ricardo Ortiz Security Force Battalion The Bronx, N.Y. (Baseball player Derek) Jeters retirement. Everywhere he goes, its in the news. MIDN 3/C Benjamin Young The Citadel Madison, Wisc. I would say the controversy about the (soccer) World Cup. ET1 Alejandro Reyes Trident Training Facility Houston LeBron going back home. CS1 David Murrell Pirates Cove Galley Indianapolis Id say its between (NFL players Johnny) Manziel and Ray Rice. ETCS James Feltman Squadron 16 Baltimore LeBron James going back to the Cavs. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Snodgrass relieves BlakeNavy photo by MC2 Benjamin MalvezziCapt. Blake Converse delivers his change of command speech while Vice Adm. Michael Conner and Capt. Paul Snodgrass listen. By Kevin CopelandCommander, Submarine Forces Public AffairsCapt. Paul Snodgrass relieved Capt. Blake L. Converse as Commander, Submarine Squadron Six, Aug. 1, onboard the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Montpelier (SSN 765), at Naval Station Norfolk. Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces, was the feature speaker. He also presented Converse with his third Le gion of Merit award, citing him for awlessly directing the maintenance, operational and combat readi ness for nine nuclear-pow ered submarines. It is truly an honor to be here today as we take the time to come together and pay tribute to two out standing naval ocers, Capt. Blake Converse and Capt. Paul Snodgrass, said Connor. is ceremony, and all it represents, is one of our most cherished and important traditions. It represents the continuing recognition of who we are and what we truly value as a Navy the absolute nature of accountability, responsibility and the art of leadership. at is im portant, because the busi ness they preside over is serious business. Successful organizations are led by visionary leaders who succeed over and over again. High performance organizations like SUBRON SIX are driven by leaders who del egate responsibility and share credit, but accept to tal accountability. Blake, your greatest accomplish ment, your legacy, will be the people you trained, mentored, and took care of. Our Sailors and their families were always rst in your mind and heart. You ensured that they were provided everything we had to maximize their chance of success and quality of life. Your tour here will be remembered as being a pivotal leader, shaping the future of the See Sub 6, Page 11 By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityTransnational criminal gangs based in Mexico and Central America pose a threat to the region, Army Gen. Charles H. Jacoby Jr., the commander of U.S. Northern Command and the North American Aero space Defense Command, said at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado July 26. e response to the threat has been increased cooperation between the United States and Mexico, Jacoby said. U.S. Northern Command is a post-9-11 creation dedicated to protect ing the homeland. It has geographic responsibility for North America and the Bahamas. Transnational criminal gangs and associated net works are responsible for many of societys ills, Jacoby said. If you are not worried about the drugs and the 40,000 dead Americans and what they do to our youth then people should worry about organizations so ruthless, so violent, so powerful that they have virtual freedom of move ment on the U.S. southern border, he said. Jacoby said such criminal gangs and organiza tions can smuggle any thing from drugs to guns to unaccompanied children. Children are just another product to them, he said, noting these or ganizations have under mined and threatened the governance of U.S. part ners throughout Central America, the Caribbean and Mexico. And these gangs are a network, he said. ey cooperate when they need to. And the general said he personally believes there is plenty of evidence of links between terrorists and criminal organizations. We have learned that the best way to ght a net work is with a network, he said. Counter-network tactics, techniques, procedures, collection are called for in eective dealing with cartels and other criminal organizations. DoD personnel play a role in interdicting drugs in what professionals call the transit zone. ere have been record numbers of drug seizures, but ocials really have little idea of the impact they are making. [e drug cartels] are more powerful, they are more globally interconnected, they are making more money and they are more violent than they ever have been, Jacoby said. Meanwhile, he said, eorts designed to shut down these criminal net works continue. We know how to take a network apart, Jacoby said. We know what the access targets are. ese, he said, are the nanciers, logisticians, and operators. All aspects of the net work must have pressure placed on them. e fear calculus in Mexico and Central Amer ica is completely wrong, he said. Its the Mexican people and the Moms and Dads in Honduras who are afraid, not the criminals, Jacoby said. We have to ip that. U.S. and Mexican of cials need to reevaluate their plans and procedures used to deter international crime networks he said. How is our cooperation between law enforcement and the intelligence com munity, he asked. e lev el of cooperation between intelligence and operatives in Afghanistan and Iraq to take down terror networks, the general said, was much closer than it is in the Unit ed States. And the United States and Mexico are having these conversations. In 2006, then-Mexican President Felipe Calderone put the military on the street to combat the cartel violence. e Mexican mili tary turned to the United States to ask for assistance, cooperation and teaming. is was a sea change in the military-to-military relationship. e cooperation continued when current Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto took oce. e military-to-military relationship is still growing, and like any relation ship there are ts and starts. We trained with more than 5,000 Mexican soldiers this year, Jacoby said. Mexican military of cials also worked with Northcom on their strat egy for their border with Guatemala. DoD photo by Claudette RouloArmy Gen. Charles Jacoby, commander of U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, discusses the role of the Defense Department in homeland security at the Aspen Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., July 26. Gangs threat to security THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 9


Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without 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, Aug. 11, 18 and 25. 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.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetNew Moms and Dads group meets 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet and share experiences and for children to make friends in a play-group setting. The group will meet Aug. 12, 19 and 26. No pre-registration required.Transition GPS class upcomingTransition 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., Aug. 18 to 22. You must be reg istered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513.Job search workshop scheduled for Aug. 13A job search workshop will be 9 to 11 a.m., Aug. 13. 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.Smooth Move Workshops coming soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relo cations and transfers. Areas covered include the new DPS website, trans portation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, hous ing 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 CONUS workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 19. For more information, call 5734513.Anger management seminar Aug. 27Anger 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, Aug. 27. It can help you focus on identify ing the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Stress management covered at workshopEvents, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Aug. 21. Preregistration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and bene fits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be pro vided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Aug. 28. Registration required by calling 573-4513.Transition GPS Capstone Event upcomingThe purpose of the Capstone event is to evaluate your preparedness to success fully transition from a military to a civil ian career and to validate that you have met the Career Readiness Standards. If you need additional assistance you will receive a referral to the appropriate part ner agency. The next Capstone event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15. Registration by Command Career Counselor required. For more information call 573-4513.Ombudsman Basic Training comingThere 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 to 29. For more information and to register, call 573-4513.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Aug. 25The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Aug. 25. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Want to be an Ombudsman? Training session comingThis workshop educates persons with a desire to be a Command Ombudsman, but unsure of what the position will entail. Participants will be educated by defining what an Ombudsman is, learn positive and needed characteristics, and the roles and responsibilities expected of them. This workshop is offered 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 20. Registration is required. Call 573-4513 to register. Navy Ready 101 session coming soonLearn how to familiarize yourself with the Navy Family Accountability Assessment System. This training cov ers all needed to be prepared before and during a disaster. Information for all branches of service will be provided. This class will be 10 to 11 a.m., Aug. 29. For more information call 573-4513.Career Assessment Workshop scheduledThe Department of Labor recognizes nearly 500 distinct jobs which make up Americas current workforce. With so many options, it is no wonder people struggle to find satisfying work. Whether you are selecting a college major or train ing program, looking for your first job, or transitioning out of the military, career assessment tools can help you identi fy the activities and settings that best match your interests, skills and values. Career Assessment Workshop facilitators will guide participants through simple activities to sort and rank preferences using card decks and workbooks and use the results to provide career recommendations which fit your profile. Workshop size is limited. This work shop will be 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 20. Call 5734513 to register if you plan to attend.Expectant Family Workshop comingExpectant 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., Aug. 14. Registration is required. Call 573-4512.Command Financial Specialist class offeredA 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., Aug. 11 to 15. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-9783.Command Financial Specialist training setBy OPNAV 1740.5B, every Command should have one Command Financial Specialist for every 75 personnel and are nominated by their Command. CFSs help others with car buying, credit and financial planning. This five-day training course is offered for prospective CFSs and is open to personnel E-6 and above who are financially stable, with at least one year left before PRD from their Commands. E-5s may attend with approved waiver. This training will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 11 to 15. Registration is required. Call 573-4513.How to survive Learn how to reduce financial stress of the holidays. This workshop helps par ticipants plan for holiday spending and make the most effective use of money this holiday season. This class is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 20. Registration is recommended. For more information call 573-4514.Spouse Indoctrination class meets Aug. 27The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numerous resources that are available to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speakers who provide information and answer any questions. This class is at the Balfour Beatty Community Center, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Aug. 27. To register, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit or command can furnish a conference room or classroom and guar antee a minimum of five participants. All classes listed are at the Fleet and Family Support Center unless otherwise noted. Fleet and Family hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014


Lakes at Trident Lakes Golf Club will be open 6 to 8 a.m., Aug. 16 for shing. Cost is $5 per person for catch and release or $7 per person for catch and keep. Every one 16 years old and older must have a Georgia Fishing License and Kings Bay Fishing Permit. Outdoor Adventures sells the Kings Bay permits. Open to 10 year olds and up. Pre-register at Outdoor Adventures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All patrons under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more details, call OAC at (912) 573-8103. BowlIn Movie Night at Rack-NRoll Lanes From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23. The movie Rio 2 rated PG, starts at 7 p.m. Bowling will be $1.50 games plus shoe rental from 5 to 9 p.m., plus chances to win free game passes throughout eve ning. Dominos will be offering a great Movie Night Special, a $10 any way, any size pizza. Dine in only 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (912) 573-9492. Lunch at OBriens Bunker at Tri dent Lakes Golf Club Stop by. e friendly sta and delicious variety menu will make you glad you did. ey oer a large selection of sal ads, sandwiches and seafood platters. Each one is made right there inside the res taurant. For the fans of OBriens from out side the base, yes they oer lumpia as an ap petizer. e restaurant hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For a quick lunch carry-out, call (912) 573-0008. Free Movies for the Kids Weekend and School Break Mov ies for July are The Pirate Fairy July 26 and 27. Movies are at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday and school breaks or holidays. The sched ule is listed in Facebook under the events tab on mwrkingsbay page. Additional kids mov ies will be shown during summer break. All youth under 18 years old 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 area will be available for open viewing. Free Fitness Classes Just 4 Kids Kids in Motion Dance Class is 10:30 to 11:05 a.m. every Tuesday. is 35 minute class incorporates hip dance moves to popular, age appropriate songs for chil dren ages 6 to 10 years old. Each week the instructor will demonstrate dance cho reography while par ticipants follow along. Healthy habits are im portant in youth so all interested kids within the age limit are invited to come shake up a sweat. Also of fered is a Kids Fitness Clinic 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. is 45 minute class is open to kids ages 6 to 12 and is all about having fun while being active. Each week the class will focus on aerobic exercises along with body weight strength training. is all aids in promoting the primary goal of getting kids moving and teaching them lifelong healthy habits. Call (912) 573-3990 for more information. Summer Camp Its at the Youth Center for kindergarten through age 12, through Aug. 8. Most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student let ter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certificate also must be available. Single/ Dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration, and IAs must provide orders. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack provided. No outside food. Cost based on total family income. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Liberty call Golf course shing Aug. 16 Just for kids MWR Intramural Sports photoThe Moonballers beat Osima for the Intramural Sports Indoor Summer Volleyball Championship. From left are Moonballers Jeff Thomas, Lauren Lynch, Paul Ivey, Ellen Harper and John Milburn. Summer BasketballTop 3 W L T 1, MCSFBn 5 0 0 1, Gunz Blazin 5 0 1 3, Subase 5 1 0Upcoming Average Joes Cornhole League began Tuesday. You can still sign up for $40 per team. Fall Softball registration is underway. Stop by the Sports office to sign up. All Coed $100. Mens Active Duty $100. Mens DoD $200. Intramural Sports Ethics are his legacyBy Jessica ClarkNaval Academy Public AffairsTwo-time U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent Adm. Charles R. Larson was laid to rest in the Academy cemetery July 30 after funeral services held in the Naval Academy Chapel. Larson served as super intendent from 1983 to 1986 and 1994 to 1998. His vision led to the foundation of what is now the Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership and refocused the Naval Acad emy curriculum on ethical leadership. Larson wanted the Naval Academy to be an eth ical beacon for the nation, said retired Marine Col. Arthur Athens, director of the Stockdale Center. e center was an important component of that. Larson established the academys Character Development Division to provide character and honor instruction to the Brigade of Midshipmen and was instrumental in the development and con struction of Alumni Hall. He also established the masters degree program for incoming company ocers and the senior enlisted leader program that brings non-commis sioned ocers into Bancroft Hall to work handin-hand with company ocers and midshipmen. He touched all of those dierent areas to make sure that this was a fantas tic place focused on leadership, said Athens. Retired Capt. Hank San ford served under Larson during both his Naval Academy tours, rst as his ag secretary and later as his executive assistant, and ultimately became a close friend. He spent the better part of his career active duty and retired supporting this institution, said Sanford. He is a part of the fabric of the Naval Academy. Sanford was one of three who delivered eulogies during Larsons funeral service. He listed among Larsons accomplishments his impact on the brigade and countless graduates and his emphasis on leadership and eth ics. His brand was excel lence without arrogance, said Sanford. A native of Sioux Falls, S.D., Larson graduated from the Naval Academy in 1958, a class that included Senator John S. McCain. His 40-year career included service as an aviator and submarine ocer and command of the U.S. Pacic Fleet. He was the rst naval of cer selected as a White House Fellow, serving as special assistant to the Secretary of the Interior in 1968. He also served as na val aide to President Rich ard Nixon. In 1979, at the age of 43, Larson became the second-youngest admiral in U.S. Navy history. He retired in 1998. His major military decorations included the Defense Distinguished Ser vice Medal, seven awards of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, three awards of the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star Medal. Navy photo by MC2 Jonathan L. CorreaNaval Academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Ted Carter hands Sally Larson the national ensign in honor of her husband, retired Adm. Charles Larson, during his funeral services at the Naval Academy cemetery. submarine force. Blake, congratulations on a job superbly well done. A native of Montours ville Pa., Converse as sumed command of SUBRON SIX in October 2010. In October 2012, I returned to Norfolk for a third tour, but this time as the commodore of Squadron Six, said Converse, who has a Bach elor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State Univer sity and a Masters De gree in Space Systems Engineering and Applied Physics from the Navy Postgraduate School. e primary job at Squadron Six is to train, mentor and certify crews for deployment. is broad range of responsibilities would be impossible without the dedication and hard work the squadrons sta of Sailors and civilians who eat, drink and breathe submarining. Finally to the commanding o cers and crews assigned to Squadron Six, I thank you for your boldness, professionalism, initiative and sheer determination. I have been honored to have served and sailed with each and every one of you. Following the change of command Converse will report to Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, where he will be assigned as Chief of Sta. Snodgrass reports to SUBRON SIX from SUB LANT where he served in several positions. He holds a Bachelors of Sci ence in Mathematics from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies from the Naval War Col lege, and a Masters De gree in Engineering from Old Dominion University. SUBRON SIX exercises operational control over seven Los Angeles-class attack submarines home ported in Norfolk, Va. North Korea eyedBy Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Department of cials are aware of reports that North Korea has red short-range ballistic mis siles into the Sea of Japan, and call on that nation to end its military buildup, Pentagon Pressspokes man Army Col. Steve War ren said July 30. Warren made his re marks to reporters during an o-camera brieng on a range of topics. We are aware of re ports that the North Koreans red several shortrange ballistic missiles, Warren said. Rather than spend their money pol luting the waters around North Korea, they should spend their money feed ing their people. According to North Ko reas ocial news organi zation, the Korean Central News Agency, the nations leader, Kim Jong Un, guided a rocket-ring drill July 26, the day before the anniversary of the United States, China, North Korea and South Korea agreeing in 1953 to an armistice, of cially ending hostilities in the Korean War. e notice in the KCNA article said the drill was conducted by a repower strike unit of the strate gic force of the [Korean Peoples Army] tasked to strike bases of the U.S. im perialist aggressor forces in South Korea. Earlier today, other news and social media outlets reported that North Korea launched four more short-range ballistic mis siles eastward into the Sea of Japan, but that only two of the missiles reached the water. In a brieng July 29 at the Pentagon, Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacic Command, said the proliferation activities of North Korea, their desire for nuclear missiles and nuclear capabilities, as weve said over and over again, are highly threatening to the global security environment, and denuclearization of North Ko rea is an essential part of the way ahead in that part of the world. At the Pentagon, Warren said, We continue to see the North Koreans expend resources on upgrading their military, on conduct ing tests of more and more sophisticated weapons systems, and, as we have for decades, we call on the North Koreans to stop their military buildup and work toward peace on the peninsula.Army photo by Pfc. Antuan RofeSoldiers from 2nd Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division participate in an exercise this year in South Korea. Sub 6From Page 9 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 11


12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 By Cheryl Pellerin DoD News, Defense Media ActivityUntil recently, space was a peaceful domain where orbital and ying craft were unprotected, but adversaries now are developing systems designed to counter advantages gained by those using such space capabilities, the commander of Air Force Space Command said in Washington D.C., July 23. Air Force Gen. William L. Shelton spoke at the At lantic Council on the U.S. future in space. Our satellites were not built with such threats in mind, Shelton said. ere hasnt been a launch fail ure in 72 consecutive na tional security launches, he added, and satellites have lasted so much longer than their designed lifespan that the nation accidentally gained over lap between father and daughter satellites. Space largely has been a peaceful sanctuary up to this point, the general said, and due to the cost of each of these intricate machines, we build just enough capability and build it just in time. We dont really plan for anything but success. Now, he said, we have a clear and present dan ger to contend with that I believe must change our calculus on resiliency. Trac is building in space, as many new en trants have joined the ranks of spacefaring na tions and counter-space capabilities are becoming more concerning, Shelton explained. e Air Force must adapt its satellite constellations in response to such growing threats and elevate its game in space situational awareness, he said. And, the general said, Air Force Space Command is addressing this challeng ing space environment in the midst of a decreasing budget outlook. Space forces are foun dational to every military operation, from humanitarian to major combat op erations. It really doesnt matter space has to be there, continuously de ployed in place, providing communications, mis sile warning, navigation, space surveillance and weather services, Shelton said. Still, he added, Space Commands share of re ductions as part of over all Air Force reductions included a space surveil lance asset that saved $6 million per year, opera tionally useful sensor re dundancy at launch bases that cut another few million dollars per year, and drastic cuts in headquar ters contractor support that saved money but substantially reduced capability. All told, we cut close to $1 billion from our annual budget in scal year 2013 and [scal] 2014 com bined, the general said. e bottom line on our budget situation is this: we made the needed adjust ments in scal years 2013 and 2014], and [scal] 2015 right now looks like it will be feasible, he added. But the law of the land is still sequestration for [scal] 2016 and beyond. Should Congress decide not to grant relief from [the severe budget cuts of] seques tration, I dont know how my command can absorb the mandated reductions. To elevate the Air Forces game in space situational awareness, Shelton ex plained his priorities for future satellite constellations as a nexus, aiming for an overlap of required capability, resilience and aordability. To illustrate the idea, he used the Air Forces Advanced Ex tremely High Frequency, or AEHF, satellite constel lation as an example. is is the constellation the president would use in existential circumstances for the United States to command and control nuclear forces and to ensure continuity of the United States government, Shelton said. e required constellation consists of four satellites, just enough for worldwide assured coverage, he added. If an adversary took out one satellite in the constellation, a geographic hole would open, potentially preventing the president from communicating with forces in that part of the world, the general said. Were looking at a range of options to make this scenario much less probable for example, disaggregating our constellations for increased exibility and survivability. e satellite carries strategic and tactical com munications packages, Shelton said, explaining disaggregation. If the pay loads were separated onto two or three satellites, he said, they would be much more resilient to a single shot, and each satellite would be less complex, would weigh less and would cost less to launch. Air Force Space Command is also considering the following possibilities, Shelton said: Hosting payloads on commercial or other gov ernment satellites; Lowering the cost or complexity of getting ca pability and capacity into space; Leveraging commer cial capability such as satellite communications rather than building dedicated military satellites; and Exploring partner ships with other nations to share the responsibility of sustaining critical space capabilities. Weve already done this with our Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite, he added, and partnered with Australia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark and Luxembourg. Shelton said he believes the Air Force needs less complexity and more ex ibility in its constellations, and that it will have to make decisions soon on its longer-term approach es. Our need date is the mid-2020s for replacements to the current sat ellite programs of record, he said. With long bud geting and development timelines, were looking at decisions in the [s cal] 2017 program, which works through the Penta gon next year. Were watching carefully as other nations sig nicantly increase their investment in counterspace programs, he con tinued. We absolutely must adjust our approach and response, and the time for those decisions is approaching very rapidly. Another way the Air Force Space Command is improving its real-time space situational awareness, or SSA, is through a new architecture ap proved for SSA, Shelton said. e rst critical step, he added, is the Joint Space Operations Center Mission System Program, or JMS. is open-architecture, high-performance computing environment will be a several-orders-ofmagnitude improvement over our current system, he said. And by the way, the last major upgrade to our current system was in 1994. JMS will give Air Force Space Command a mod ern sensor data-processing capability plus a command-and-control environment for all space forces. e command also is making sensor improvements, Shelton said. We just awarded the contract for the Space Fence that will be built on Kwajalein Island in the Western Pacic, he added. is new radar will produce thousands of observations every day, covering almost all orbital inclinations. e Space Fence will be much more sensitive and will be able to track un scheduled events in space, such as threatening satellite maneuvers and rocket body breakups that cause increased orbital debris trac, Shelton said. Weve shipped a con verted space-launch tracking radar to West ern Australia to give us much better near-Earth space situational awareness in the Southern Hemisphere, the general added, and we will send to Australia a DARPA-de veloped telescope that is currently in New Mexico. DARPA is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. Its C-Band mechanical tracking ground-based radar can accurately track up to 200 objects a day and can help identify satellites, their or bits and potential anoma lies, according to a fact sheet about the system. When the radar is relocated to Australia, it will be the rst low-Earth-or bit space surveillance net work sensor in the South ern Hemisphere. e new location will give needed southern and eastern hemispheric coverage that will lead to better positional accuracies and pre dictions. is very capable tele scope will do a great job of deep-space surveillance from that unique vantage point in Western Austra lia, Shelton said. Today the Air Force is scheduled to launch two operational satellites into near-geosynchronous orbit, he added. e sat ellites are part of the Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program, or GSSAP. e GSSAP satellites will give U.S. Strategic Command space situational awareness data that allows for more accurate tracking and characterization of human-made orbiting objects, according to the Air Force News Service. is Neighborhood Watch twosome will help protect our precious as sets in geosynchronous orbit, Shelton said, plus, they will be on the lookout for nefarious capabilities other nations might try to place in that critical orbit al regime. e general said the two satellites would provide a lot of knowledge about geo-trac through the im ages they produce. GSSAP will also demonstrate enhanced maneuverability activities that include rendezvous and proximity operations during the develop mental and operational test events shortly after launch, he added. e 1st Space Opera tions Squadron at Schrie ver Air Force Base in Colo rado Springs will then have rendezvous and proximity operations in its toolkit to allow GSSAP to maneu ver to get the best possible vantage point for collect ing images when required, the general added. GSSAP represents a big leap forward in situational awareness at geosynchro nous orbit, he said. With new data sources and a new system to pro cess the data, later in this decade we will have truly enhanced our ability to monitor activity in space, Shelton said. And the big payo [is that] we can transition from a reactive posture in space to becoming much more proactive, predicting space activity and anticipating outcomes.Budget cuts, threats aect space operationsAir Force photo The Advanced Extremely High Frequency system is a joint service satellite com munications system that provides survivable, global, secure, protected and jamresistant communications for high-priority military ground, sea and air assets. Sputnik started it allBy Lt. Col. David Arnold22nd Space Operations Squadron commanderSputnik became the space shot heard round the world when it launched from the Soviet Union Oct. 4, 1957. e launch ignited not just a Soviet R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile but eventually a race to the Moon, and set Cold War rivals at odds in a new domain. e Soviets had a number of space rsts in the early days of the space age. A dog named Laika launched aboard Sput nik 2 in November, be coming the rst living creature in space. Luna 3 was the rst spacecraft to go near and past the Moon in October 1959. In April 1961, Yuri Gagarin became the rst man in space; Valentina Tereshkova was the rst woman into space in June 1963. Soviets conducted the rst spacewalk in 1965 and launched the rst permanently crewed space station in April 1971. But why is Sputnik the rst object in the satellite catalog and not Explorer, the rst U.S. satellite? ere are four major reasons. One had nothing to do with satellite technology but every thing to do with nuclear weapons. e Soviets saw American nuclear weapons as a threat to their existence and strove to catch up as fast as they could with both U.S. bomb development and delivery capability. However, because they had not yet achieved the same level in thermonuclear weapon miniatur ization, the Soviet bomb was much larger than the U.S. version. e United States, with its smaller warhead designs, could base nuclear-tipped missiles in North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries, which were close enough to hit the Soviet landmass without requiring a missile capable of traveling intercontinental distances. And because the So viet Republic did not have client states near the United States in the late 1950s, they needed a bigger missile capable of reaching North America from the steppes of Asia. at is, they needed an ICBM, and an ICBM can be quickly converted into a satellite launching vehicle. A second reason Sput nik was rst is that the Soviet leadership placed a greater emphasis on being rst. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev knew what the West thought of So viet science and tech nology and looked for ways to show that the Soviet Republic was on par with or even ahead of the West. One of the ways to prove their ca pability to the world and to their own people was to achieve scientic and technological rsts. e Soviets launched Sputnik as part of the In ternational Geophysical Year, a worldwide sci entic program to learn more about the Earth. One of the IGYs stated goals was to study the Earth from space. Al though Sputnik merely beeped on 20and 40MHz radio frequencies as it orbited, tracking the satellite helped engineers and scientists learn a lot about orbits, how to calculate them, and what eect the Earth exerted on satellites. But the Soviets also sold Sputnik to the world community as an example of socialist technological superior ity. A third reason Sputnik was rst was the Eisen hower Administrations choice of the Vanguard satellite program as the American contribution to the IGY. President Dwight D. Eisenhower wanted a satellite that was di vorced from American military programs like Gen. Bernard Schrievers or and Atlas nuclear missiles and Army Gen. Bruce Medaris Jupiter intermediate range mis sile program, which was run by rocketeer Wer nher von Braun. Vanguard was a scientic satellite, run by a Johns Hopkins Universi ty lab, which planned to launch it aboard a small Viking rocket. Vanguards launch ve hicle exploded on the NASA photoOnly 12 humans have walked on the moon. NASA is currently looking for astronaut candidates who will have the opportunity to build a base on the moon. Shelton See Sputnik, Page 13 Air Force photoThe Sputnik I exhibit in the Missile & Space Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 7, 2014 13 launch pad, making Ex plorer the rst U.S. satel lite; but even if the Van guard launch had been successful, it would have launched after Sputnik. Finally, President Eisenhower was also concerned about spying from space, something that we take for granted today. But the insular Soviet Union kept many secrets that the United States needed to decipher in order to properly plan military forces. Although the U-2 pro gram did reveal some secrets hidden away in the Soviet Republic, many questions remained; and, because aircraft over ights without permission of national governments are illegal under inter national law, President Eisenhower risked World War III. In discussions with the National Security Council, President Eisenhower and his advisers felt that if the Soviets launched the rst satellite, and if the United States did not protest its overight of U.S. territory, the principle of freedom of overight in space could be established in international law. e United States could then y reconnaissance satellites over the United Soviet Socialist Republic without fear of protest. However, President Eisenhowers decision not to press to be the rst in space would come back to haunt him. In the af termath of Sputnik, the President tried to reas sure the American public that the R-7 ICBM that pushed Sputnik into or bit was not a threat to the United States. But not ev eryone accepted that line of thinking. By the time John F. Ken nedy was the Democratic nominee for President in 1960, Eisenhowers political foes had created a strategic missile gap be tween the West and the East, which they alleged the Soviets were leading. A space race began be tween the two superpow ers that eventually ended on the Moon in 1969. So, what is the signicance of Sputniks launch for military space profes sionals? Sputnik was rst into space, and rsts are im portant just for being rst no other object is 00001 in the satellite catalog. Second, Sputnik inspired the United States to look at space technology as im portant and achievable, not too expensive or too risky a belief that re sulted in little funding for space technologies before Sputniks 1957 launch. A report produced for the Air Force in 1946 suggested many missions for a world-circling spaceship, including communications and reconnais sance, but the report was ignored. Said one space pioneer, We were not allowed to say the word space. Many believed space was a non-useful type of endeavor for the military. We couldnt say space, but we still worked on space programs. After Sputnik, General Schriever recalled, When Sputnik went up ... every body was saying, Why ... cant you go faster? Whos in charge here? Subsequently, all of his programs received immediate boosts in funding, which set the United States on course toward being the unequalled space power that it is today. ird, Sputnik inspired a generation of people to work in the engineering and science elds, spur ring on the space program to even greater heights, and eventually, the Moon. Finally, by learning about Sputnik and the times that surrounded its launch, we can learn much about our own profession. Even though it was little more than a small metal ball that orbited the Earth transmitting beeps, Sput nik set o a spectacular chain of events that con tinues today. By MC3 Shane A. JacksonNavy Public Affairs Support Element Easte Farrier Fireghting School honored the mem ory of 134 Sailors July 25 who died during a re on board aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV 59). Farrier, named in honor of a Forrestal Sailor, Chief Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handling) Gerald W. Farri er, holds the ceremony an nually to recognize the liv ing and deceased veterans of the Forrestal and their lasting impact on the Navy. It was our rst time out on the line and for 10 or 12 days we were doing ev erything right, said Chief Religious Programs Spe cialist Dennis Fiore (Ret.), a survivor of the Forrestal re. On that last day at 10:45, we launched two ghters and at 10:55 the re broke out. Fiore said the 1967 For restal re was a devastat ing blaze and series of chain-reaction explosions that also injured 161 of the ships crew. Fiore, an aviation boat swains mate (equipment) at the time, said the events that day changed the course of damage control operations in the Navy. Before the end of that year, they were coming out with PKP and light water to help stop res, Fiore said. Everyone assigned to a ship had six months to go to re ghting school. Many sta members of the Farrier Fireghting School attended and par ticipated in the ceremony. It doesnt matter what rate you are or what rank you are, you are a re ghter, said Damage Con trolman 1st Class Jessica Kreps, assistant coordinator for the ceremony. If a re happens at sea and the people who primarily ght res, like those in my rate go down, you only have you, the water and your shipmates to save the ship. Kreps said every time a ceremony is held for For restal veterans they always thank the instructors at Farrier for teaching new generations of Sailors the techniques and impor tance of damage control. For the most recent cer emony, Hugh McCabe, president of the Forrestal Association, presented Capt. Brent Kyler, Farriers commanding ocer, with a copy of the novel Sailors to the End. An inscription inside the cover thanked the school for all they do to keep Sailors safe at sea. Kyler said the real thanks goes to the veter ans of Forrestal for shar ing their stories with the Sailors at Farrier. Youve got to remember all the lessons we learned back then, said Fiore. e fact that there hasnt been a major re on an aircraft carrier since is a living leg acy to those 134 guys. e ceremony paid spe cial tribute to the memory of Lt. Cmdr. Otis Kight (Ret.), a recently deceased survivor of the Forrestal re. Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War at the time of the casualty.Navy photoCrew members fight fires and explosions on the USS Forrestals flight deck, in the Gulf of Tonkin, July 29, 1967. The conflagration took place as heavily-armed and fueled aircraft were being prepared for combat missions over North Vietnam.Carrier re remembered NASA artists conceptionScientists at the Global Lunar Conference in Beijing unveiled a preliminary plan of what a future lunar base on the moon would like when it is built in the year 2050. The first lunar base will be constructed underground.Soviet Space Agency photoA trained mongrel dog named Laika, or Barker in Russian, was the first earthling in space in 1957. The former stray died in Sputnik 2 when life support ran out. SputnikFrom Page 12 From the National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationScientists at the Global Lunar Confer ence in Beijing in 2010 unveiled a pre liminary plan of what a future lunar base on the moon would like when it is built in the year 2050. e rst lunar base will be constructed underground and will include a biological experiment module, research mod ule and straining center module, said Bernard H. Foing, executive director of International Lunar Exploration Working Group. At least 26 nations were represented at the international gathering. He said that it would adopt the streamline design similar to the undulating lines on the moons surface. ere will be a round dome inside, from which we could see that the blue earth is running in the universe with a great view of the midnight sun, he said. e base will also be equipped with an emergency underground shelter and workers would have individual working and sleeping units. With technological improvements, the biological experiment module should contain a greenhouse to provide fresh vegetables, fruits and crops for people and to feed mice living inside. Moreover, scientists could conduct ex periments to look for iron ore or water in the research module. e material for the wall can maintain the temperature inside and prevent oxy gen leakage, Foing said. Every worker will be equipped with an isolation mask and a spacesuit to protect them from cos mic rays. Since the time on the moon and the earth is dierent, participants would need to undergo some unique training. In the preliminary phase, fuel will be sent to the lunar base from the earth, to gether with four to ve groups of people to establish life there. While later, we will sent about 20 to 40, or even more ordinary people to be involved in it and extract zinc from the ores for raw material of the fuel supplied to the aircraft, he added. People will gradually realize a self-sup porting life on the moon. We hope in the year 2050, we will wit ness the birth of the rst lunar base for human beings, Foing said. Even as Americans watch the countrys aspirations to revisit the moon fade, oth er nations are willing to pick up the slack.Base on Moon by 2050


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