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Captain relieves Capt. Gayle Shaer at Naval Air Station By Yan KennonNaval Hospital Jacksonville Senior WriterCapt. Gayle Shaer turned over leadership of Naval Hospital Jacksonville comprised of its hospital and ve branch health clinics to Capt. John Le Favour during a change of command ceremony Aug. 8. Approximately 400 military and civilian guests attended the time-honored Navy tra dition at the All Saints Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville, presided over by Rear Adm. Terry Moulton, commander of Navy Medicine East and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Moulton praised Shaers leadership and outstanding performance, and acknowledged her several accomplishments as commanding ocer. Its clear that you and the Naval Hospital Jacksonville team are dedicated to delivering high-quality compassionate care to our mili tary, their families, and those entrusted to our care, he said. You can be proud of your ac complishment. Moulton presented Shaer with the Legion of Merit Award, on behalf Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief of Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, for her ex ceptional meritorious conduct in the perfor mance of outstanding services and achievements. e past two years have been an incredible jour ney and the highlight of my naval adventure, Shaer said. We have witnessed New Chiefs Uniform fitting, physical training Pages 4, 5 Splash Back to School Bash at Kings Bay pool Page 62009 CHINFO Award Winner Check us out Online! kingsbayperiscope.com Navy photos by Mark TurneyTop, above, the Pac-N-Play is lowered into the water. Below, Diving Supervisor ND2 Thomas Hurd and ND2 Jeremy Lewis, left, discuss the deployment of the cage. Up Periscope Our movie critics scan the screen Page 9 By Mark TurneyTrident Refit Facility Kings Bay Public Affairs OfficerTheir world is dark, damp and often times dangerous. They cant see but a foot or two around them and they work in an atmosphere not native to humans. When things go wrong for Navy Divers they can go bad really fast, and when things are lost it can take a Her culean eort to nd the items and nd those items they must. Recently, Trident Ret Facility Navy Divers deployed what they laughingly refer to as the Pac-N-Play, mostly because it looks like an adult-sized playpen, though their co-designers in the Nuclear Regional Maintenance Depart ment call it the Shark Cage. e Shark Cage it was designed from the ground up to help the divers keep track of items in the dark waters of the waterfront, provide them a stable platform from which to work and in the event something is dropped the basket will hopefully catch the item before it falls into the 10-foot deep silt at the bottom of the channel. While the concept of a platform of this type is already in use elsewhere, the deployment of the Shark Cage was a rst for Trident submarines. It is the deployment of the Shark Cage that makes this design unique. e assembly has strong magnets called Bear Paws and See Divers, Page 7 Pac-N-Play supports TRFs working diversThe Pac-N-Play, or Shark Cage. Rigger in Charge Rob Warren. F/A-18s pound Iraqi rebelsHumanitarian aid eort continues in Northern IraqFrom Navy Public Affairs and Department of Defense Public AffairsTwo Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing 8 em barked on USS George H. W. Bush (CVN 77) struck Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant targets near Erbil, Iraq, Aug. 8. Strikes continued Aug. 10. air craft struck and destroyed an ISIL armed truck that was ring on Kurdish forces in the approaches to Erbil. After the strike, U.S. forc es monitored the movement of a second ISIL armed truck moving away from the vicin ity of the strike, subsequently striking and destroying it. Also, U.S aircraft struck and destroyed an ISIL mortar position, destroying it and damaging a nearby ISIL armed truck and later destroyed an ISIL armed truck. In another strike, U.S. aircraft damaged an other armed ISIL vehicle. In the Aug. 8 strike, the F/A-18s dropped 500 pound laser-guided bombs against a mobile artillery piece near Erbil, the capital of Iraqs Kurdistan region, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said, adding that ISIL was using this artillery to shell Kurdish forces defending the city, where U.S. personnel are located. e decision to strike was made by Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, commander of U.S. Central Command, under authorization granted him by the commander in chief, the admiral said. As the president made clear, the United States military will con tinue to take direct action against ISIL when they threaten our per sonnel and facilities, Kirby said Shortly after 10 a.m. EDT Aug. 8, a remotely piloted aircraft struck a terrorist mortar position, Kirby said in a statement. When ISIL ghters returned to the site mo ments later, he added, the terror ists were attacked again and were killed. Kirby See Iraq, Page 3 Navy photo by Yan Kennon Capt. Gayle Shaffer, left, turns over command of Naval Hospital Jacksonville to Capt. John Le Favour as Rear Adm. Terry Moulton, commander of Navy Medicine East and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth acknowledges during a change of command ceremony at All Saints Chapel aboard Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Le Favour at NH Jax helm See NH Jax, Page 7
2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 From Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fire DepartmentIt is important that everyone in your home knows that 911 is the number to call for emergency help. An emergency is anytime you or somebody else needs help from po lice, re, or emergency medical per sonnel. When you call, you need to know what to expect. If you are using your cellphone to call 911, Camden County will an swer your call. is person will ask what type of emergency you are hav ing. If you need re or medical help, you will be connected with a Fire Department dispatcher who will begin by asking you several ques tions. You will be asked your name, address, phone number, and to de scribe the emergency fully. Try to remain calm and answer the dispatchers questions in the or der they are asked. While you are an swering questions, emergency units are responding to your location. Be sure to stay on the line and answer all of the questions the dis patcher asks. Dont hang up until told to do so, unless a threat to your safety re quires you to leave. It is important to talk with chil dren about what an emergency is and how to call 911. Ax 911 stickers to every phone in your home with your address on them. In an emergency it can be sur prising what information we forget. ese stickers are also helpful to any guest who has to call 911. For more information, visit the Kings Bay Fire Prevention Team in Bldg. 1041 or call (912) 573-9998. 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. 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. 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Ed Callahan CMDCM Randy Huckaba Scott Bassett Erika Figueroa, MCC Katrin Albritton, EM1 Mark Treen, MC2 Ashley Hedrick Bill Wesselhoff 573-4719, firstname.lastname@example.org Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Officer wives coffee Aug. 20e Kings Bay Submarine Ocers Spouses Association invites ocer spouses from all commands to learn more about the club and the community at its Annual Welcome Coee, Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Dolphin House, 110 Sea Hawk Ct., St. Marys. Join KBSOSA mem bers for coee, refreshments and fellowship from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Child care is available. E-mail Melanie Weerheim at melr14@hotmail. com for child care information. Contact Jean Wines at email@example.com or (713) 962-2831 to RSVP and for other information. 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 and tractor exhibition. For more informa tion, visit www.visitkingsland.com and click on the Catsh Festival link or go to www.king slandcatshfestival.com.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Cell 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 email@example.com or call (912) 7293633. Also, visit www.hfhcamden.org 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 BeachMarketPlace.com 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 MarineCorpsLeagueKingsBay@gmail.com.Base lost & found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Michael.j.Palmer@Navy.mil.Security issues sticker reminderIt is the policy of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay that no motor vehicle with any stick er, decal, emblem or other device containing profane or lewd words or pictures, describing sexual acts or excretory functions on parts of the human body, be allowed on base. Now hear this! Know when to make emergency call Kings Bay Fire Dept. 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 Navy and Marine Corps Mishap InvestigationsHow many time have you been enjoying your favorite recreation or o-duty activity and by luck you avoided injury or property damage? O-duty activities are the No. 1 cause of injury and the second cause of fatalities in the Navy. Already in 2012, there have been three fatali ties associated with recreational and o-duty activities, which is three too many! ere are real risks and conse quences in brushing o accidents that do not hurt, harm or damage. When these near mishaps happen, we should immediately inform our supervisors. A near mishap is an act or event which injury or damage was avoided merely by chance. e command cannot correct hazardous condi tions unless personnel conscien tiously report them. You are probably asking yourself, If no one was hurt and/or I was oduty why do I need to report it? Its simple. Per OPNAV Instruction 5100.23G, near mishaps must be re ported, no matter how small, to pre vent accidental injury or death. By reporting each and every near miss and o-duty mishap to your supervisor immediately, prompt investigation and follow up actions will be initiated that will help reduce the potential for future mishaps. Your supervisor must rely on you and your co-workers to report these near mishaps to them. All on-duty mishaps involving Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay personnel are reported via the Enterprise Safety Applications Man agement System. O-duty mishaps involving service members are also reported using ESAMS. If you need assistance in report ing a mishap call the NSB Kings Bay Safety Oce at 573-2525 and the safety sta will be glad to assist you. Tenant commands are encouraged to contact their command safety of ce or call Kings Bay Safety Oce for referral assistance. One of the best ways to eliminate the likelihood of future mishaps is by conducting a thorough root-cause analysis and implementing eective corrective actions, as well as sharing the lessons learned with others. Lessons learned from some of the mishaps that have occurred at NSB Kingsbay are available on the Kings Bay Internet Safety Web site, webkb. wh.nads.navy.mil:9011. All supervisors are encour -Near mishap reports are mandatory NSB Kings Bay Safety See Mishap, Page 3
Later, four F/A-18 air craft successfully struck a stationary ISIL convoy of seven vehicles and a mor tar position near Erbil. e aircraft executed two planned passes, Kir by said. On both runs, each aircraft dropped one laser guided bomb mak ing a total of eight bombs dropped on target, neutralizing the mortar and convoy. Also Aug. 10, the U.S. military conducted a fourth airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the IISIL in northern Iraq. is airdrop was con ducted from multiple air bases in Centcoms area of responsibility, ocials said, and included one C-17 and three C-130 cargo aircraft that together dropped a total of 88 bundles of supplies. U.S. ghter aircraft in the area supported the mission. In coordination with the Iraqi government, U.S. military aircraft have de livered more than 74,000 meals and more than 15,000 gallons of fresh drinking water to the dis placed Yezidis seeking refuge from ISIL on the mountain. 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. cnic.navy.mil/regions/ 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 www.facebook.com/CREDO.South west.SpringsFrom Page 2 aged to review these near misses and brief their em ployees. To view mishap statis tics for the Navy and Ma rine Corps, visit www. public.navy.mil/navsafe cen/Pages/Home.aspx. e importance of re porting all near-miss and o-duty military only mishaps should be stressed to new employees military and civilian during indoctrination. Report all near miss and o duty mishaps to your supervisor and your command safety oce imme diately. MishapFrom Page 2 IraqFrom Page 1Navy photo by MC3 Joshua CardAn F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 prepares Navy photo mounted on an F-14D Tomcat. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 3
4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 new insignia for his uniforms. It takes a cart to carry all the new uniforms. on a chiefs cover for the first time. sponsor. Staley will be there for every part of the transition. Manager, makes sure the fitting for ITC-select Joe Maccameys cover will be just right. staff. Major Booth is a Master Tailor with 40 years experience. The Chiefs fouled anchor has a rich history. Sailors around the world are excited to experience it first hand. From left, Stacey Vinson, Ashley Wright, Charrelle Brimley and Geri Thorton helped the CPO-selects on base. Navy Chiefs in the making ETC-select Chris Rulo gets fitted with his garrison cap, with help from FTC Kris Patterson.
THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 5 The newly selected Chief Petty Officers form up as a unit for the first time. Chief Petty Officer-selects stand by for the mornings physical training. Sailors recently selected to become Chief Petty Officers receive instructions from Chiefs stationed at commands aboard Kings Bay. Sailors warm up with pushups prior to conducting a prelimi nary physical readiness test. Left, veteran Navy and Marine noncommissioned officers pass out the word to the next generation of leaders. CPOs and CPOs-select complete the PTRs 1.5 mile run. A Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion Chiefselect completes the sit-up portion of the physical readiness test.
6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 Rebecca Rulo shows Christopher his new backpack. The Child and Youth Education Services event was Aug. 2 at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Fitness Center pool. Back to School BashDan Schugel and wife, Jessica, enjoy the food provided by the event. TM1 Matthew Kufahl, Rhode Island, stands by to catch Jayda. STSSA Joshua Dejournett, Alaska Blue, catches his daughter Makenna. Anaysiah Seymor gets a snack from Mary Williams, left, and Tammy Moore. J.T. Schugel throws a pitch with all his might. Anne Carnes holds Jamie as School Liaison Officer Clainetta Jefferson hands her a raffle gift certificate. Photos by EM1 Mark Treen
web straps attached to them. After the assembly is lowered into the water, the waiting divers open valves that are incorporated in the piping allowing water to ow through the PVC piping that forms the structure. After the unit is submerged, the divers attach the magnets and straps in preestablished positions on the hull of the submarine. is whole process takes approximately a half an hour to complete. e collaboration between divers and NRMD is a very positive step towards the complete elimination of lost objects dur ing the underwater operations. a whirlwind of change, improvement and excellence all of which could not have happened with out each and every mem ber of the Naval Hospital Jacksonville team. I leave here proud, humbled and grateful of the men and women (military, civil ser vice, contract employees and volunteers) of whom I have served with every day for the past two years. Capt. Le Favour, I can condently say that Naval Hospital Jacksonville is poised for greatness. And like me, you too will have the privilege of commanding a high-performance team that thrives on chal lenges and is committed to providing superb care to our nations heroes, past and present, and their families. During Shaers twoyear tour, NH Jacksonville set the standard of excellence within Navy Medicine, achieving numerous awards and cer tications for health care quality such as: e Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval accreditation; the National Commit tee for Quality Assurance Level III (highest level possible) Recognition for all 14 Medical Home Port teams; 2014 Out standing Achievement in Scholarly Activity Award; 2013 Excellence in Teach ing Award from the Uni formed Services Universi ty of the Health Sciences; and the Navy Surgeon Generals Health Promo tion and Wellness Blue H Award (all six facilities and reserve Operational Health Support Unit detachments). Shaer, a native of Bloomington, Ill. and Navy Dental Corps ocer, took leadership of NH Jacksonville June 8, 2012. She is a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of Gen eral Dentistry and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and Internation al College of Dentists. Shaer will embark on a new assignment at BUMED as the Assistant Deputy Chief for Medi cal Operations, where she will be focusing primarily on Navy Medicines global approach to delivering outstanding care. Le Favour, a Medical Ser vice Corps ocer and NH Jacksonvilles newest commanding ocer, most recently served as executive ocer of NH Camp Pend leton, Calif. He is board certied in health care management and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Le Favour acknowl edged the exceptionally high standard set by Shaf fer, observing that the he roes of our nation can rest easy and focus on their mission because they and their families are re ceiving the best care a grateful nation can give. He nished his remarks by telling those in atten dance, I am ready to go to work! NH Jacksonvilles priority since its founding in 1941 is to heal the nations heroes and their families. e command is comprised of the Navys third largest hospital and ve branch health clinics across Florida and Geor gia. Its patient population is 163,000 active and retired Sailors, soldiers, Marines, airmen, guardsmen and their families .Navy photos by Mark TurneyND2 Thomas Hurd, right, discusses the arrangement of equipment in the divers tool basket prior to the dive. With visibility only a foot or less it is important that the everything is in its correct place prior to the dive. DiversFrom Page 1 Navy photo by Yan KennonCapt. Gayle Shaffer, Naval Hospital Jacksonville out going commanding officer, receives the Legion of Merit award from Rear Adm. Terry Moulton.NH JaxFrom Page 1 By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activitye Islamic State ofIraq and the Levant is a regional threat with aspirations to become a worldwide terrorist organization, senior administration ocials speaking with reporters on background said. And ISIL a determined and very capa ble foe, they added. In June, ISIL crossed the border from Syria into Iraq and took Mosul, Iraqs third-largest city. President Barack Obama said at the time that the United States would establish a joint operation center in Erbil, the capital of northern Iraqs Kurdistan region, and in Baghdad. e United States surged both manned and unmanned intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance assets into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility. e president also sent military assess ment teams to examine the situation and assess the capabilities of both the Iraqi security forces and ISIL. On Aug. 2, ISIL launched a multi pronged attack across hundreds of kilo meters in northern Iraq. It was swift; it was eective, one ocial said. ey acted with tremendous military pro ciency. ISIL launched another series of attacks, endangering the approaches to Irbil. is threat prompted the presidents decision to authorize U.S. airstrikes, the ocial said. ISIL has targeted the Yezidi since the days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi -the alQaida in Iraq leader who was killed in 2006. ISIL is an outgrowth of that terror group. It is their mission to ethnically cleanse areas of anyone that it disagrees with, and that could mean Christians, it could mean Yezidis, or anyone else, the ocial said. e brutal terror group also is targeting Sunni Muslims who disagree with its phi losophy essentially the majority of the population, the ocial said. 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On TV the other night, I watched for the first time The Hunted (2003) with Tommy Lee Jones. He played a retired special forces guy who had to hunt down his former prize pupil who had gone rogue and was killing people. It was entertaining to a point. But as the film wound down it became a one-on-one chase that I just knew Tommy Lee Jones was going to win. And because I didnt need the final gory details, I turned it off with 10 minutes left. Too predictable. Thumbs down.Its your turn to be a Hollywood lm criticITS1 Joshua Eldridge USS Rhode Island Gold Birmingham, Ala. The Lego Movie. It was very funny, and kid appropriate. IT2 Charles Murphy USS Rhode Island Gold Pleasant Lake, Ind. Heaven Is For Real. It was a pretty good movie. It was different. MA2 Kevin Kithcart Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Charleston, S.C. Get On Up, the life story of James Brown. It was amazing. Long, but great. Lance Cpl. Roman Mercier Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Shreveport, La. Gods Not Dead. It was great. I loved it. Kathryn Sobczyk Family member Findley, Ohio Draft Day. I liked it. My family is from Ohio, and we were always Browns fans. Nancy Weisensee NMCRS volunteer Mystic, Conn. Blended, with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. It was a very good movie. You could watch it with family and not be embarrassed. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba re-enlisted Aug. 11. Joining Huckaba for the ceremony were, center, Commanding Officer Capt. Harvey Guffey, Jr., Huckabas wife, Diane, Executive Officer Cmdr. Ed Callahan, second from right, plus the Chiefs Quarters and Wardroom.Navy photo by EM1 Mark Treen CMC re-enlistment By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activitye Army announced that Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the deputy commanding general of the Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan, was the ocer killed in the attack at Afghani stans military academy in Kabul, Aug. 5. Greene was part of a coalition visit to the Marshal Fahim National Defense University, the Afghan armys commis sioned and noncommissioned ocer academy. A man dressed in an Afghan uniform opened re on the party, killing Greene, wounding a German army brigadier gen eral and wounding several other NATO personnel, including Americans, Inter national Security Assistance Force o cials said. e shooter was killed. A joint NATO-Afghan team will inves tigate the incident, Defense Department ocials said. Army Chief of Sta Gen. Ray Odierno said the thoughts and prayers of all in the ser vice are with those who suered such a tragic loss. e soldiers killed or wounded were pro fessionals, committed to the mission, Odier no said in a written statement. It is their service and sacrice that dene us as an Army. e Armys priority is to take care of the families, ensuring they have all the resources they need during this critical time, the general said. We remain committed to our mis sion in Afghanistan and will continue to work with our Afghan partners to ensure the safety and security of all coalition Army major general killed Greene See Army, Page 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 9
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 Geor gia Fishing License and Kings Bay Fish ing Permit. Outdoor Adventures sells the Kings Bay permits. Open to 10 year olds and up. Pre-register at Outdoor Adven tures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All patrons under 16 must be ac companied by a parent or legal guardian. For more details, call OAC at (912) 573-8103. Bowl-In Movie Night at Rack-N-Roll 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 evening. Dominos will be offer ing 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) 5739492. 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 salads, sandwiches and seafood platters. Each one is made right there inside the restaurant. For the fans of OBriens from outside the base, yes they oer lumpia as an appetizer. e res taurant 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 Fitness Classes Just 4 Kids Kids in Motion Dance Class is 10:30 to 11:05 a.m. Tuesdays. is 35 min ute class incorporates hip dance moves to popular, age appropriate songs for ages 6 to 10 years old. Each week the instructor will demon strate dance choreogra phy while participants follow along. Healthy habits are important in youth so all inter ested kids within the age limit are invited to come shake up a sweat. Also oered is a Kids Fitness Clinic 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. is 45 min ute 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 aer obic exercis es 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) 5733990 for more information. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Liberty call Golf course shing Aug. 16 Just for kids Photo by EM1 Mark TreenA group of Seabees enjoys lunch at OBriens Bunker at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Stop by Mondays through Fridays for a delicious lunch on the spot or order carryout by calling (912) 573-0008.Summer BasketballTop 3 W L T 1, MCSFBn 5 0 0 1, Gunz Blazin 5 0 1 3, Subase 5 1 0Upcoming 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 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. 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. 19 and 26. No preregistration required.Transition GPS class upcomingTransition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military. The five day semi nar 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.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 sched uled for 2 to 4 p.m., Aug. 20. Registration is recommended. For more information call 573-4514.Smooth Move Workshops coming soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include the new DPS website, transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encour aged 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 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 training program, looking for your first job, or transitioning out of the military, career assessment tools can help you identify 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 recommenda tions which fit your profile. Workshop size is limited. This workshop will be 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 20. Call 573-4513 to register if you plan to attend.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.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. Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and bene fits. Learn how to interpret job announce ments 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.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.Spouse Indoctrination class meets Aug. 27The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numer ous resources that are available to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speak ers 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.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.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 14, 2014
THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 11 By Naval History and Heritage Commande aircraft carrier is without a doubt one of the most impressive ships to sail the sea, a oating city loaded with aircraft that can be launched to attack ships or shore, from nearly anywhere in the world. As with many great things, the origins of the aircraft carrier came from a more humble beginning. When the keel was laid for the Proteus-class collier named Jupiter, she was already more than just a bulk cargo ship used to carry coal to keep other ships in fuel. She was designed to be the rst tur bo electrically-propelled ship, an experiment to improve safety on ships where re from coal dust could quickly turn deadly. e interest in this ex periment had President William Taft attend the keel-laying ceremony Oct. 18, 1911 at Mare Island Shipyard in California. While USS Jupiter (AC 3) was commissioned April 7, 1913, it was her rebirth March 20, 1920, as the na tions rst aircraft carrier, for which this ship will be remembered. Serving the eet in two wars After USS Jupiter (AC 3) was commissioned, it saw active service in the Pacic Fleet at Mazatlan, Mexico during the Veracruz crisis in 1914. It was then the rst ves sel to transit the Panama Canal from west to east on Columbus Day, 1914. During World War I, Jupiter provided coal to ships in France from 191718. A hint of her future may have been revealed as Jupiter transported the rst U.S. naval aviation detachment to arrive in Europe. e detachment consisted of seven ocers and 122 men commanded by Lt. Kenneth Whiting. After World War I, in which USS Jupiter earned the World War I Victory Medal, the ship that was already the rst electri cally-powered, would be transformed into another rst: the nations rst air craft carrier. After sailing into Nor folk, USS Jupiter was decommissioned March 24, 1920. Work began to trans form the collier into the nations rst designed air craft carrier, renamed USS Langley (AC 1) on April 11, 1920. Lofty goals for naval aviation It was only tting that Langley be named in honor of Samuel Pierpont Langley, a former assis tant professor at the Naval Academy and later Secre tary of the Smithsonian Institute. Like other aviation pio neers, Langley was obsessed with creating a working heavier-thanair-aircraft for the Navy. He ended up spending the rest of his life competing against those other titans of aviation, Orville and Wilbur Wright, who won the patent. Langleydidnt win the patent for his aerodrome. Also, Langleys repeat ed attempts at launching aircraft from a ship never succeeded. e famous English poet, Rudyard Kipling, wrote accolades of him for his persistence and commented: rough [President eodore] Roosevelt I met Professor Langley of the Smithsonian, an old man who had designed a model aeroplane it ew on trial over two hundred yards, and drowned itself in the waters of the Po tomac, which was cause of great mirth and hu mour to the Press of his country. Langley took it coolly enough and said to me that, though he would never live till then, I should see the aeroplane established. Langleydied in 1906 without having success fully own his aerodrome, but he succeeded igniting the Navys desire to launch and land aircraft from ships at sea. e Navy took up where Langley left o. Transforming collier into carrier As a collier, Jupiter had seven 50-foot tall A-frame towers mounted on the upper deck to load and unload coal. e A-frame bases were used to support another deck and a platform elevator to carry aircraft from the hanger to the ight deck. Since the ship was built primarily for testing and experimentation for seaborne aviation, there was no control tower or what, on more modern carriers is called the island. Its ight deck, support ed by heavy steel girders, covered the entire ship from bow to stern, earning her the nickname Cov ered Wagon, because the deck resembled a giant canopy. Langleys insignia even conveyed the image of a ship with a loop canopy cover, invoking the Ameri can pioneer days when settlers moved west in Conestoga wagons, known as prairie schooners. e ship was recommis sioned March 20, 1922. Its rst executive ocer felt right at home on the new ship: Cmdr. Kenneth Whiting, a former submarine commander turned aviator who had been transported to England by the collier Jupiter. Whiting, who earned the title Father of the Aircraft Carrier, was the last naval aviator to take training personally from Orville Wright. On Oct. 17, 1922, Lt. Virgil C. Grin, launched Langleys rst airplane from her deck, a Vought VE-7. Nine days later, Lt. Cmdr. Godfrey D. Cheva lier made the rst landing on Langleys deck near Norfolk, Va., on Oct. 26, 1922. Once those wheels skidded on the ight deck, the Navy had nally gained the capability of launching aircraft from and safely re turning them and their pi lots safely to a ship. A month later, on Nov. 18, 1922, Cmdr. Whiting became the rst aviator to be catapulted from a car riers deck. Langley served as an unarmed test bed for ight deck and ight operations throughout the 1920s. During this time, the Navy would learn from its experiences on Langley how better to park and launch aircraft more quickly, which set the stage for the eet aircraft carriers that followed, such as Ranger, Lexington and Saratoga, all ships built with ight decks that were wider, longer and sturdier. Not everything to do with ight managed to make it successfully onto the new aircraft carrier. Since carrier pigeons had been used for communi cations during World War I, a carrier pigeon house was planned for the trans formed aircraft carrier. Apparently carrier pigeon training was lacking at Naval Station Norfolk. While the pigeons would return to the ship if only a few were released, once the whole ock was re leased, the birds ew back to the shipyard rather than to the ship to roost. So the pigeons were red and the pigeon coop became the executive ocers oce. With newer aircraft car riers being built based on lessons learned from USS Langley, the ship was de commissioned Feb. 26, 1937. It was reclassied and converted into a seaplane tender with the hull number AV-3. Post-carrier career During World War II, Langley was assigned to the Aircraft Scouting Force in the Pacic, where it as sisted the Royal Australian Air Force on anti-subma rine patrols. On Feb. 27, 1942, Langley was rendezvous ing with destroyers USS Whipple and USS Edsall o the coast of Indonesia as part of the AmericanBritish-Dutch-Australian Command. At about noon she was attacked by nine Japanese dive bombers. Although the destroyers did all they could to pro tect her, Langleys speed didnt exceed 10 knots, slowing down her escape. Langley survived the rst two strikes owing to Cmdr. R. P. McConnell, her skipper, and his skill at hard rudder turns, and avoided two bomb waves. But on the third, the ship took ve hits, and its engine room quickly ooded. At about 1:30 p.m., Cmdr. McConnell gave the order to abandon ship. Langleys crew then watched from the decks of Whipple and Edsall as the destroyers red shells and torpedoes into the former collier and aircraft carrier so she wouldnt fall into enemy hands. Langley helped train the Navys rst aircraft carrier pilots, and they proved invaluable for the Navy on Lexington (CV 2) at the Battle of Coral Sea and on Saratoga (CV 3) at the Battle of the Eastern Solo mons during the Guadal canal Campaign. ere Navy airmen suc cessfully helped damage and sink enemy aircraft carriers. Of those navy aviators who served aboard Langley, ve became rear ad mirals, four became vice admirals and four became four-star admirals. NHHC photoA Douglas DT-2 airplane taking off from its flight deck.NHHC photoNHHC photoNHHC photo in May 1928.USS Langley: the Navys rst aircra carrier Navy photo by MCSN Matthew RiggsF/A-18 Super Hornets fly in formation over the CVN exes muscle during Tiger cruiseBy MCSN Matthew RiggsUSS George Washington Public AffairsCivilian guests and their Sailor sponsors watched as the U.S. Navys forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS George Washingtons (CVN 73) embarked air wing, Carrier Air Wing 5, performed a sea and air power demonstration as part of the ships four-day Tiger Cruise, Aug. 6. e airshow showcased the airwings warghting capabilities through a series of complex aerial stunts that Tigers and their families viewed from the ight deck and signal bridge. We were able to show Tigers what our aircraft can do and what we can do together as a combined airwing, said Lt. j.g. Alicia Willms, a pilot from the Golden Falcons of Helicopter Sea Combat Squad ron (HSC) 12. It also gave them a chance to see ight operations rsthand, an experience not many people get to see. e airwing showed o its power, maneuverability, and versatility by performing various stunts includ ing a fast-rope exercise from an MH-60S Seahawk and a y-by over the ship with more than 10 aircraft in formation. An air power demonstration is a very elaborate process with many moving parts, said Lt. Jim Robillard, a pilot from the Golden Falcons of Helicop ter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12. It takes a lot of planning to make sure everything goes smoothly. Every event was carefully scripted to ensure the dem onstration went o without a hitch. While ight operations are part of the ships nor mal routine, deliberate planning, practice and train ing were necessary for pilots to perform safely and accurately. We train for events like this days in advance, said Willms. It takes a lot of preparation to have an event like this. Tigers were allowed to watch the event from either the ight deck or from the highest levels of the ships signal bridge on Vultures Row: a balcony that over looks the entire ight deck. It was pretty impressive to see what the Navy is ca pable of, said Mike Correll, a Tiger from Macedonia, Ohio. Its particularly amazing to see how well the aircraft worked together to pull of some of the stunts. Tigers are typically close friends or relatives of their sponsors. e sponsor accompanies their Ti ger throughout their stay and introduces them to daily operations of Nimitz-class aircraft carriers like George Washington. is Tiger Cruise is particularly important to me, said Engineman 2nd Class David Gorrell, sponsor and son of Mike Correll. Its awesome to nally get to show my family what I do for a living and give them a rsthand experience in my working environment. George Washington and its embarked air wing, CVW 5, provide a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of the U.S. and its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pa cic region.
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Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarFridayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs & Omelets to Order Pancakes w/ Asst. Syrups Grilled Bacon Ham, Egg & Cheese Biscuit Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Grits Cottage Fried Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch French Onion Soup Southern Fried Chicken Stuffed Fish Mashed Potatoes Wild Rice Chicken Gravy Black-eyed Peas Southern Style Green Beans Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Biscuits Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Grilled Cheese Burgers Grilled Hamburgers BBQ Chicken BBQ Ribs Pulled Pork Bratwurst Cole Slaw Macaroni Salad Potato Salad Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Beef Vegetable Soup Grilled Steak Grilled Crab Cakes Baked Potatoes Honey Glazed Carrots Steamed Asparagus Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. 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Fruit Bar Assorted Breads and Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Dinner New England Clam Chowder Prime Rib au Jus Garlic Butter Shrimp Twice-Baked Potatoes Rice Pilaf Sauted Mushrooms & Onions Broccoli Parmesan Corn on the Cob Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings French Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarMondayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Grilled Bacon Breakfast Burritos Asst. Oatmeal Grits Eggs & Omelets to Order Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs French Toast w/Asst. Syrups Hash Brown Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Breads & Spreads Fresh Fruit Salad Asst. Fruit Bar Asst. Beverage Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Chicken Gumbo Blackened Chicken Kalua Pulled Pork Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes Red Beans & Rice Steamed Corn Collard Greens Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Asst. Chicken Wings Asst. 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Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Quesadias Beef Enchiladas Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Chili Baked Ham Chicken Pot Pie Egg Noodles Steamed Rice Simmered Green Beans Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarWednesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs & Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes w/Asst. Syrup Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Grilled Bacon Corned Beef Hash Hash Browned Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch California Chicken Soup Roast Beef Stuffed Flounder Brown Gravy Buttered Egg Noodles Rice Pilaf Mixed Vegetables Simmered Lima Beans Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Corn Dogs Grilled Hamburgers Grilled Cheeseburgers French Fries Baked Beans Burger Bar Dinner Chicken Egg Drop Soup Sweet & Sour Pork Teriyaki Chicken Filipino Rice Fried Lumpia Stir Fried Vegetables Steamed Asparagus Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Sesame Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarThursdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Eggs & Omelets To Order Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Rolled Oats Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes French Toast / Asst. Syrups Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Italian Wedding Soup Chicken Parmesan Meat Sauce Boiled Spaghetti Roasted Potatoes Steamed Broccoli Italian Kidney Beans Healthy Choice Salad Assorted Salad Dressings Garlic Bread 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 Chili Cheese Sauce Baked Beans Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwiches Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup Braised Pork Chops Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Tossed Green Rice Fried Okra Simmered Carrots Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Cheesy 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 soldiers and civilians, he added. Greene was involved in the eort to train, advise and assist Afghan national security forces to support the creation of a capable and enduring force that protects the Afghan population and denies safe havens to the insurgency. He was the highestranking ocer killed since Army Lt. Gen. Timothy J. Maude was killed in the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Greene was commis sioned through the Rens selaer Polytechnic Institute in New York in 1980. In his career, he served in a variety of posts, in cluding on the Army Sta. He also served as the pro gram executive ocer for intelligence, electronic warfare and sensors. As a brigadier general, Greene commanded the Soldiers System Center in Natick, Massachusetts. Greene also served at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Fort Monmouth, New Jer sey; Fort Polk, Louisiana; and in St. Louis. He served overseas in Germany, Greece and Turkey. Greene held a doctor ate from the University of Southern California in materials science, as well as masters degrees in engineering. His military education includes the Army War College, the Advanced Program Management Course at the Defense Sys tems Management College, the U.S. Army Com mand and General Sta College, and the Engineer Ocer Basic and Ad vanced Courses. His awards include the Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters.ArmyFrom Page 9 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014
THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 14, 2014 13 By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has es tablished an internal Ebola task force to evaluate how the department can most eectively support overarching U.S. gov ernment and international eorts to pre vent further transmission of the virus, the Pentagon press secretary said Aug. 5. Michael D. Lumpkin, assistant secre tary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conict, has beenappoint ed tolead the task force. ere has been no impact to U.S. Africa Commands operations in Africa as a result of the Ebola virus, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters during a brieng. But clearly, were watching this as closely as everybody else is and its an interagency eort here in the United States, the admiral said. Its not just the Pentagon, its CDC, USAID, its State De partment. I mean, were all talking about this and working on this. A small number of department per sonnel remain on the ground in West Af rica, Kirby said, assigned to the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases in Liberia. ey have estab lished diagnostic laboratory capabili ties there and have provided protective equipment to those involved in testing for the disease, a defense ocial said. e personnel have also supplied thousands of Ebola test kits to laboratory personnel. No DOD personnel are currently in Sier ra Leone, but AMRIID has established di agnostic laboratory capability there as well. A second American patient, Nancy Writebol, arrived at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Marietta, Georgia, today. Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who arrived Aug. 2, were transported from Liberia on contracted private aircraft. ere was no military participation in the movement, Kirby said. Both patients are being treated in a specialized containment unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.Centers for Disease photoA sign warns inhabitants to take precautions against the Ebola virus. An epidemic has broken out in West African countries.DOD monitors Ebola virus Cruiser to Black Sea stationFrom U.S. Naval Forces EuropeAfrica/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairse Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) has entered the Black Sea, Aug. 6, to promote peace and stability in the region. Vella Gulfs mission is to improve interoperability and work toward mutual goals, demonstrating the United States commit ment to strengthening the collective security of NATO allies and partners in the region. e U.S. Navys forward presence in Europe al lows us to work with our allies and partners to develop and improve ready maritime forces capable of maintaining regional security. Vella Gulf, homeported in Norfolk, Virginia, is deployed in a multi-mission role in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations to contribute to regional mari time security, conduct bilateral and multilateral training missions, and to support NATO opera tions and deployments throughout the region. U.S. 6th Fleet, head quartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spec trum of joint and naval operations, often in con cert with allied, joint, and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. na tional interests and secu rity and stability in Europe and Africa. Navy photo by MC3 Weston JonesSNs Shawn Snyder and Shawyahna Bell help a pilot through the Dardanelles Strait en route to the Black Sea. By Air Force Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez 455th Air Expeditionary WingAir Force Sta Sgt. Jesus Yanez is the only member of his family to pursue the profession of arms. ats not unusual. But Yanez, deployed at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, from the Texas Air National Guards 204th Security Forces Squadron in El Paso, Texas, has an swered his nations call not just once, but four times, rst as a Marine, then as a Sailor, then as a soldier, and now as an airman. It sort of just happened, being in all four branches, said Yanez, a 455th Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron defender. I didnt even think about it until one of my friends mentioned it. From the Ma rine Corps to the Air Force, every branch has taught me something dierent. Each branch of service has been a stepping stone for Yanez. He started his military career in 1993 as a Ma rine at Kaneohe Bay, Ha waii, as a logistics Marine in charge of storing, dis tributing equipment and moving personnel. e Marine Corps instilled discipline and has inuenced the way I am now, he said. What I learned there I have ap plied to every branch that I have served. But each branch has also given me an attribute that has made me the person I am today. Although he enjoyed serving in the military he left the Marines after complet ing his four years of service. Two years later, he joined the Navy Reserve in his hometown of El Paso. He served from 1999 to 2001 as a Master of Arms, where he performed force protection duties that would later help him with his Air Force career. After he completed his time in the Navy, he looked for other opportunities to challenge him as an individual. I am the type of person who looks for challenges every day at is the reason why I joined the military. His next two opportu nities were with the Army Reserve and the Air Force. While serving from 2001 to 2006 in the Army Reserve in Fort Bliss, Texas, as a heavy wheel mechanic, Yanez learned about the Air Forces 204th Security Forces Squadron. I was asked if I would be interested in an active Guard-Reserve position with the Air Force, he said. is is something I was really interested in, and it would allow me to stay in my hometown. As a single father, this was a better option, because it avoided moving my kids to another place. roughout his service in all branches, Yanez learned there are more similarities than dierences. e camaraderie is the same. Regardless of branch of service, everyone always works together to get the job done. I have also learned that any where you go, if you take care of the people below you, they will take care of you. As a noncommis sioned ocer with ex tensive life experiences, Yanez said, he is able to help the younger airmen in his unit. He brings ton of expe rience to the ght, said Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Eric Soluri, 455th Ex peditionary Base Defense Squadron chief enlisted manger. Younger airmen and NCOs look up to him, and he is the go-to guy in his sector. Yanez said the airmen he leads often come to him to seek the perspectives he has gained. I give them advice about the military and life. e military has given me so much, and I help them understand that if you give 100 percent to the military, it will give 100 percent back to you. While hes had many op portunities while serving in the dierent branches, he loves his current job in the Air Force. As part of the combat readiness training center at my home station I am able to teach airmen and soldiers skills that will help them in the combat zone. Everything I have learned before, I now use to help everyone I train. Yanez enjoys the op portunity to prepare air men coming up through the ranks. I would not change the choices and experiences I have been through, he added, because they have made me who I am today.Serving all four branchesAir Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn ChavezAir Force Staff Sgt. Jesus Yanez, 455th Expeditionary Base Defense Squadron defender stands at his post at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, July 2. Navy photo by Lt. David C. LloydMembers of the SEAL & Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman Scout Team and SEALs assigned to various East-coast based SEAL teams lead an afternoon PT session for more than 130 high school wrestlers at the Naval Academy. SEALs training wrestlers By Lt. David C. LloydNaval Special Warfare Group 2 Public AffairsMembers of the SEAL and Special War fare Combatant-Craft Crewman Scout Team and SEALs assigned to various East-coast based SEAL teams participat ed in the 2014 SEAL Wrestling Training Camp at the United States Naval Academy this summer. e week-long wrestling camp oered 130 high school students from across the country the opportunity to work closely with the SEALs and wrestling coaches from the academy. e demanding program is designed to motivate as well as provide the wrestlers physical and mental training opportunities and introduce them to the career programs available in the Navy special warfare community. From a philosophical standpoint, the camp teaches the kids how to commit to something, explained Daniel Song, the Naval Academy head assistant wrestling coach. Here, youre all in and having the SEALs participate brings legitimacy to the program. e kids draw a little more energy from their presence, its intangible, but its palpable. You can feel it, you can see it, and the kids respond. Commitment is exactly one of the characteristic traits that the Naval Spe cial Warfare community looks for in indi viduals interested in becoming one of the Navys elite. It means a lot for me to volunteer and give back to the NSW community and kids, said one of the SEALs assigned to an East-coast based SEAL team. Wres tling is a team sport but also a one-onone sport. Youre out there and if you quit, you lose. Wrestling has helped me while at BUD/S (Basic Underwater De molition/SEAL) to never quit. e SEAL Wrestling Training Camp is highly intensive and one of six wrestling camps oered at the Naval Academy over the summer. Unlike the other wrestling programs, the SEALs put the wrestlers through two grueling daily work-out routines similar to the Navys BUD/S training course in between the technique sessions in the gym. e training sessions are intended to reinforce a strong work ethic, teamwork, determination, and the fortitude neces sary to reach the wrestlers potential. is is really as good as it gets, said the three-time Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association and three-time All American and National Champion Navy SEAL Lieutenant volunteering at the camp. Aside from family, wrestling and the Navy are the two most important things to me, so having the opportunity to do them both together with a great group of guys who have been working hard all week long is excellent. e weeks SEAL Wrestling Camp is the sixth consecutive summer held at the Na val Academy. By Nick Simeone DoD News, Defense Media ActivityRussias provocative actions in neighboring Ukraine are prompting NATO to re-examine is relevance, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, as the West faces what U.S. ocials have described as the worst crisis in relations with Moscow since the end of the Cold War. During a town hall meeting with U.S. service members in Stuttgart, Germany, the rst stop on a trip that also took him to India and Australia Hagel discussed the importance of NATOs upcoming summit, set to take place next month in Wales. Russias support for rebels in eastern Ukraine is forcing us to take another look at the relevancy of NATO and how well NATO is structured and prepared, the secretary said. Pentagon ocials have said that Russia continues to arm Ukrainian rebels and has massed at least 10,000 troops along the Ukrainian border. e Ukrainian crisis will make the up coming NATO summit as important as weve had in a long time, Hagel said in Stuttgart, adding that the summit will be heavy with objectives and big issues that have drawn attention beyond the alliance. I think its making all of the nations of Europe take another look at the realities of the world, the secretary said. Hagel also said the United States con tinues to assist in the investigation and recovery eorts following the downing last month of a Malaysian commercial airliner over eastern Ukraine, including having investigators on the ground. Nearly 300 people were killed when the Malaysia Airlines jet was blown out of the sky July 17 over eastern Ukraine, and U.S. ocials have said evidence points to Rus sian-armed separatists being responsible. Russia and Ukraine have denied in volvement in the incident.Hagel: NATO must re-examine its own relevance Hagel
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