The Kings Bay periscope


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


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

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University of Florida
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Capt. James Jenks to relieve Capt. Harvey Guey at NSB helmBy MC2 Ashley HedrickNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public AffairsCapt. Harvey L. Guey Jr. will relinquish command of Na val Submarine Base Kings Bay to Capt. James W. Jenks Sept. 19. e ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Kings Bay World War II pavilion. Guey is retiring from the U.S. Navy after 30 years of ser vice and plans to reside in his original hometown of Ellenboro, N.C. Guey assumed command of NSB Kings Bay on July 11, 2012. During his tour, he led the command to many accomplish ments while supporting Kings Bays mission by providing support to the eet, ghter, and family. During his career, Guey has served on many dierent sea and shore billets. Gueys rst operational assignment was aboard USS Mariano G. Vallejo (SSBN 658 Gold Crew). He sub sequently served as engineering ocer on PCU Cheyenne (SSN 773). Additionally, he served as executive ocer aboard USS Sea Wolf (SSN 21). Guey commanded USS San Juan (SSN 751). roughout his tour, USS San Juan completed countless operations, exercises, inspections and maintenance periods, earning the Command er, Submarine Development Squadron Twelve Engineering E, Tactical T, Medical M and Supply E. USS San Juan deployed to the Mediterranean Sea and Persian Gulf and com pleted two extended operations vital to national security in support of the Global War on Ter rorism. Gueys shore tours include Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, sta of the Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, sta of the Chief of Naval Opera tions (Submarine Warfare Divi sion, OPNAV N87), and deputy commander, Submarine Squad ron Four in Groton, Conn. Jenks previously served as the director of operations for Com mander Task Force 69 in Naples, Italy, and will become the 20th commanding ocer of NSB Kings Bay. Upon graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical en gineering, and following nuclear power school, Jenks reported to USS Georgia (SSBN 729 Blue). His next assignments were Ready? Intramural football, volleyball, bowling soon Page 6 9/11 Kings Bay pays tribute, remembers Pages 4, 52009 CHINFO Award Winner Up Periscope Where were you on 9/11? Page 9 Kings Bay Change of Command Sept. 19Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Command Master Chief Randy J. Huckaba, right, has a conversation with the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Mike Stevens on the way to the Pirates Cove Galley for lunch. Stevens visited Kings Bay in March.Navy photo by EM1 Mark Treen Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba departing for NAWCWD China LakeBy Bill WesselhoffThe Periscope editorHonest. Fair. Consistent. orough. Caring. Dedicated. ese are words his fellow shipmates use to describe departing Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba. Huckaba, 48, is leaving Naval Subma rine Base Kings Bay for his new com mand at Naval Air Warfare Center Weap ons Division in China Lake, Calif., where he reports Sept. 23. It will be the last command stop for Huckaba. Hell be dual-hatted at NAWCWD China Lake, serving as the base CMC and the admirals enlisted advisor as he enters his 30th year in the Navy. I was set to retire in February, but this op portunity arose to work with Sailors, and the commitment to take this job was made at the family level, he said. Huckaba was in his second tour with Capt. Harvey Guey, Jr., Commanding Ocer, here at Kings Bay. ey previous ly served together onboard USS San Juan (SSN 751). Ive been blessed to serve with Mas ter Chief Huckaba on two oc casions, and truly appreciate his commitment not only to service and mis sion but more importantly to the Sailor and fam ily, Guey said. We owe him special We owe him special thanks for the sacrifices, the sleepless nights and for the long watches ... Capt. Harvey Guffey, Jr. Commanding Officer, NSB Kings BaySee Huckaba, Page 7Obama unveils counterterror campaign against ISILSee CoC, Page 7 Hes going to be missed Leadership taken of coalition to confront Iraqi, Syrian terroristsBy Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activitye United States will lead a broad coalition of nations to take the ght to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Barack Obama said in a nationally televised address Sept. 10 at the White House. e president vowed to de grade and ultimately destroy ISIL, and add ed that he will not hesitate to target the ter rorists with airstrikes in Syria as well as in Iraq. e trigger for the announcement was the for mation of a unity government in Iraq, he said. ISIL poses a threat to the people of Iraq and Syria, and the broader Middle East includ ing American citizens, personnel and facilities, he said. If left unchecked, these terrorists could pose a growing threat be yond that region including to the United States. ough there is no evidence of an attack planned on the U.S. homeland, the president said, ISIL leaders have threatened America and its allies. Our intelligence community believes that thousands of for eigners including Europeans and some Americans have joined them in Syria and Iraq, he said. Trained and battlehardened, these ghters could try to return to their home coun tries and carry out deadly at tacks. Taking threat seriously e United States is taking the ISIL threat seriously and will meet all threats with strength and resolve, the president said. In August, Obama ordered limited U.S. military airstrikes against ISIL to protect Ameri cans and stop the ISIL advance 4000th patrol markedSept. 19 ceremony a tribute to SSBNs and their SailorsFrom Submarine Group TenA ceremony to commemo rate the Navy submarine forces 4000th strategic deterrence patrol will be held at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19. Keynote speakers include Adm. Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command; Georgia State Senator William Ligon (R-Dist. 3); Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces/ Commander U.S. Submarine Force, Atlantic/Commander, Al lied Submarine Command; and Rear Adm. Charles Chas Rich ard, Commander, Submarine Group Ten. Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash., will have a similar cer emony at the same time. e rst eet ballistic-missile submarine USS George Wash ington (SSBN 598) was commis sioned December 30, 1959, and completed the inaugural deter rent patrol in January 1961. Since then, 59 SSBNs have been commissioned in the last 50-plus years and having patrolled the See 4000, Page 7 Guffey JenksCheck us out Online! Navy photo by MC3 Lorelei Vander GriendSailors guide an F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the Valions of Strike Fighter Squadron 15 on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). Bush is supporting maritime secu rity operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. See Obama, Page 13 Haney Obama


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 By Twilla Smith,Navy Region Southeast Public AffairsRear Adm. Mary M. Jackson, Com mander, Navy Region Southeast, signed a proclamation in support of the Navy Family Ombudsman Program on board Naval Air Station Jacksonville Sept. 2. e proclamation signing commemorated the 44th anniversary of the NFOP and declared Sept. 14 as Ombudsman Appreciation Day throughout the region. e NFOP was launched Sept. 14, 1970, by Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo Zumwalt to assist com mands in maintaining the morale, health and welfare of Navy families. Ombudsmen are military spouses who understand the challenges that often come with the military lifestyle. Although they do not wear military uniforms, they stand rmly beside Sailors and their families to help any way they can. According to Dianne Parker, Navy Region Southeast deployment sup port program manager and om budsman program coordinator, the importance behind the proc lamation is that it acknowledges the eorts of ombudsmen not only throughout the region, but through out the Navy. When Navy families are dealing with everyday life issues, it is always great to know you have someone in your corner, Parker said. at is what an ombudsman does and why she or he is an important part of the command support team. e daily eorts in ensuring families know where to nd the resources available to them is invaluable. For more information about the Navy Ombudsman Program, including how to contact your command ombudsman, visit mil/r/family_readiness/eet_and_ family_support_program/ombuds man_program/ombudsman_pro gram_overview.html By Susan D. HensonCenter for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairse Navys General Military Train ing schedule for scal year 2015, announced Sept. 2, outlines signicant changes for the program, according to Naval Administrative Message 202/14. We listened to what the eet had to say and what command leaders recommended, and as a result the Navy is giving command triads greater exibility and more say in how their individual commands deliver GMT topics, said Capt. Ferdi nand Reid, commanding ocer of the Center for Personal and Profes sional Development, which admin isters the GMT program. e feedback came from a variety of levels throughout the Navy and was provided to the Navys Flag/Se nior Executive Planning Board for Training, with input from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, as well as numer ous others, according to the mes sage. e outcome of this coordina tion was the consolidation of several training topics into fewer lessons and eliminating anger management as a topic altogether. Another signicant change is command leaders will have the option of what subjects to deliver that satisfy the personal nancial man agement GMT requirement. is allows commanders to best meet the needs of their command by tailoring the training to their Sailors knowledge level and requirements, said Reid. Examples of PFM topics include car buying strategies, credit man agement, home buying, and nan cial planning for deployment. e NAVADMIN also lists required training for FY-15, provides updated guidance for unit com manders regarding which lessons must be delivered face to face, and gives discretion on how some les sons are delivered to Sailors in their commands. All the required lessons are list ed on the Navy Knowledge Online GMT page along with the standard ized training materials. Content is also available on Navy eLearning for certain topics that arent required to be delivered in face to face sessions, said Reid. GMT is an opportunity for com mand leaders to have targeted, meaningful conversations with their Sailors about character, integrity and professionalism using the GMT content as their road map, he said. In keeping with guidance that supports the Navys eorts of reduc ing administrative distractions to eliminate administrative burdens on the eet, FY-15 GMT topics are divided into two categories. Category one training must be conducted as face to face sessions led by facilitators at the command level. Commands are directed to use senior leadership, such as chief petty ocers and command train ing team members, to deliver this category of training. We encourage commands to partner with local subject matter ex perts and collateral duty ocers to complement the standardized GMT content. is will help expand the impact of the training experience for Sailors, Reid said. FY-15 training topics in category one include Equal Opportunity; Hazing Policy and Prevention; Sexu al Assault Prevention and Response Awareness; and Suicide Awareness and Prevention. e topics listed on the NKO GMT page not identied as category one are considered category two. e de livery method for category two les sons is at the discretion of unit commanders. Several, but not all, category two lessons are available as web based training and can also be delivered in face to face sessions. When multiple delivery methods exist, commanders may also choose to combine them in order to most eectively balance command operational requirements with training opportunities. To help commands plan their training, the NKO GMT page has a planning calendar that lays out suggested months for training delivery coinciding with national and Navy wide communication themes. ese wont be the only changes 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. General military training outlined CPPD 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 of fered spiritual, personal, and rela tional growth opportunities to tens of thousands of sea service per sonnel and their family members, profoundly enhancing 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: 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 host ing a Couples connection One-Day Marriage Enrichment Workshop. is workshop will enhance communication skills and strengthen emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of your marriage. Couples are encouraged to register one month prior to the event. e date is Dec. 12. For more information, visit the website or call the chapel oce at 573-4501. Chaplain Catherine Pace and the CREDO facilitator Aaron Jeerson are looking forward to seeing you on the next retreat.Family Enrichment Retreat Sept. 19 CREDO Springs of lifeBy Cmdr. Aaron Jefferson (Ret.) Kings Bay CREDO FacilitatorSeptember is Suicide Pre vention Month. ere will be a number of various opportu nities presented by on-base, caring organizations to get involved and become a part of the solution in preventing suicide. CREDO presents two pro grams which can inform you about the nature of suicide and prepare you to help someone should the need arises. ese two programs are safeTALK and ASIST. e safe of safeTALK stands for suicide alertness for ev eryone. e letters of TALK stand for the steps one does to help a person with thoughts of suicide: Tell, Ask, Listen, and KeepSafe. safeTALK will be held at the base chapel on from 8 to 11 a.m., Sept. 30. In this three-hour session, See Springs, Page 3 Richard speaker for Sept. 25Rear Adm. Chas Richard, Commander, Subma rine Group Ten, will be the guest speaker at Atlantic Southeast Chapter of the Naval Submarine League meeting at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Kings Bay CPO Club Goat Locker. At tendance is open to all. Lunch will be provided for those who respond in advance to or at (912) 882-8838. Lunch cost is normally $7 to $8, including drink. Another option would be to bring your own lunch. Drinks will be available for $1. ShipShape weight loss Sept. 25If you are ready to adopt a weight-loss plan that you can comfortably follow and maintain for a life time, congratulations! ShipShape is your answer. ShipShape is an eight-week nutrition and weight management course that can give you the tools to lose weight and keep it off. The next class starts at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 25 and will be held 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Thursday until Nov. 13. Take the next step and make a plan that will work for you. Call Health Promotion at 573-4237/8626 for more information and/or to sign-up. Space is limited.Budget for Baby class Oct. 2Expecting a baby is an exciting time for a baby is an important part of your preparations. Start your planning with the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Societys free Budget for Baby workshop at 9:30 a.m., Oct. 2 at the NMCRS conference room. Learn what expenses you should plan prices on diapers and formula, and what baby furniture you will need. Get many more tips on how to save money. This class is a great way to meet other expectant Navy and Marine Corps parents. At the workshop, youll receive a Junior Sea Bag, which includes layette items like crib sheets, onesies, and a baby blanket hand made by a Society volunteer. The free gift has an $80 value. The workshop helps you develop a family budget. Seating is limited. Call (912) 573-3928 to reserve a seat. Civilian guests at Kings Bay A civilian guest on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is a special category of visitor who is visiting one of the following: board Kings Bay, stationed aboard a ship or sub marine. 1173), Common Access Card or Kings Bay identi messes and clubs Sponsors bringing guests on board NSB Kings Bay are responsible for the conduct of their guests at all times while on the base. The guest must remain with the sponsor at all times. Exchange offers two specialsDuring the Navy Exchange semi-annual Sight and Sound sale through Sept. 23, customers can take advantage of a special program with the Mili tary Star Card. Customers who purchase an indi vidual computer, TV or camera bundle valued at $699 or above using a Military Star Card will receive no down payment, no interest and no payments for 18 months. Also through Sept. 10, the NEX has a special offer on baby cribs, mattresses, dressers, travel systems, strollers, car seats, booster seats, high chairs and play yards. Customers using the Military Star Card to make Baby Day purchases of $149 or more can take advantage of no down pay ment, no interest and no payments for six months. The promotion is also available for special order up to the customers credit limit, no annual fee, low interest rates and 24-hour customer service includ ing online access. Military Star Card applications are available at any NEX. The application can be processed the same day at the NEX customer ser vice desk.Fund-raiser Sept. 27 at Jax Zoo Jacksonville Zoo Sept. 27. Visit jacksonville for more information.Fernandina market Saturdays or call (904) 557-8229.St. Marys offers music seriesThe next Music in the Park free series is 6 phitheater. Back From the Brink Center at (912) 882-4000. Now hear this! Navy ombudsmen, helping 45 years Navy Region Southeast See Training, Page 3


From The Camden Partnership e Camden Partner ships 2nd Annual Kings Bay Camden Community Golf Classic will be Friday, Nov. 14, at Trident Lakes Golf Club aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e tournament will be a best ball casual event and will tee o at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a shot gun start at 9:00 AM. e cost to participate is $200 per foursome, $60 per player civilians, E7 and above active duty and $55 per player E6 and below active duty). e cost includes green fees, cart fees, range balls, prizes, continental break fast, lunch and a chance at Hole-in-One prizes. We encourage civil ians, veterans, and ac tive duty military to join together for a fun day on the golf course support ing those who support our military, said Sheila McNeill, President of e Camden Partnership. Mix it up by registering as a single player and join an amazing group of people you havent met before, or register as a team and en joy friends. And yes, you can purchase Mulligans, Vice Adm. Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) will be this years honorary chairman. e outing is meant to be a fun and entertaining day with an opportunity to network with community and military leadership. Proceeds from the tournament will benet the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation, which awards college scholarships to the sons and daughters of U.S. submariners, and the work of e Camden Part nership. Providing scholarships to submariners children and supporting and advo cating for all of our military in Camden County are worthy causes and a great opportunity to spend a day on the golf course at the same time, said Konetzni, who is vice president of Strategic Business Pro grams, Oceaneering Inter national, Inc. and a board member of the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. e Partnership works closely with local, re gional, state, and federal entities, economic development authorities, and chambers of commerce to advocate for, support, and strengthen military mis sions, and to improve the quality of life for our mili tary members by enhanc ing military and commu nity partnerships. e active duty command that enters the largest number of players will have a Dolphin Scholarship named in their honor for the 2015-2016 academic year. e 2013 Command winner was COMSUBRON 16 e active duty command with the lowest golf score shall have the name of their command placed on the DSF Commanders Cup Trophy. Individuals and companies may register at www. to the Navy GMT program, said Reid. Were constantly reviewing GMT materials with the intent of deliver ing the most up to date training to meet eet needs and Sailors learn ing styles, he said. Be cause of this, we update the GMT page on NKO on a monthly basis, at a mini mum. So keep checking the NKO GMT page and please send us feedback on how we can improve GMT lessons and the overall program. Sailors with feedback should submit it to the Center for Personal and Professional Development via email at gmt. distribution(at) Page 2 participants will learn how suicide can be prevented and what other resources which are available in dealing with the eects of suicide. e second program, ASIST, gives the participants a more in depth training over a two-day session. ASIST stands for Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. It is a full two-day workshop which focuses on giving the participants the condence and needed skills in dealing with persons who may be at risk. Attitudes about suicide will be discussed and cen ter on intervention in the lives of those who are at risk by meeting the needs of that person. e ASIST workshop will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sept. 24 and 25 at the base chapel. Par ticipants who successfully complete the either one of the programs will receive a certicate. Interested persons may call the chapel at 573-4501 for more information or to registrar for safeTALK and/or ASIST. Take the challenge get into one of these lifesaving programs. You will in turn bring springs of life to a thirsty soul. CREDO: enriching lives and enhancing the spiritual well-being of our military members and dependents for more than 40 years. Find CREDO on FACE BOOK at www.facebook. com/CREDO.Southwest.SpringsFrom Page 2 Navy photo by MC1 James KimberNaval Submarine Base Kings Bays Trident Lakes Golf Course is the site of The Camden Partnerships 2nd Annual Kings Bay Camden Community Golf Classic Friday, Nov. 14.Camden golf Nov. 14 By Walter Ham 20th CBRNE CommandA U.S. Army explosive ordnance dis posal technician recently rescued a woman from alligator-infested waters at Fort Stewart, Ga. Army Pfc. Nathan Currie from the 756th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company was shing on the south dock of Fort Stewarts Holbrook Pond when he heard a splash from a sedan driving into the pond. e soldier dropped his shing rod and sprang into action. Currie drove his car around the pond to where the submerged sedan was ipped over with only the drivers side tires visible above the murky CurrieSoldier rescues woman from car See Rescue, Page 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Sailors, St. Marys Police Department officers, and Kingsland firefighters raise the flag. Participating in the 9/11 Memorial Service at the World War II Veterans Memorial Pavilion were 400 Sailors and 40 rescue response members from on-base and local communities. 9/11 MemorialsMusician 2nd Class plays the French horn. Base Commanding Officer Capt. Harvey Guffey Jr. explains the experience of being the executive officer of a submarine under way when the news of 9/11 hit. He paused and gave audience members a chance to remember where they were that day. Kings Bay Sailors stand moments before the ceremony begins and watch the line of first responders forming to their left. The ceremo ny focused on being thankful for the firefighters and police officers who risk their lives to keep us safe. Protecting those who defend America was never more true than on 9/11/01. Police and Fire Department mem bers from base and the communi ty line up just before the ceremo ny. They are facing the Sailors in formation. Part of the ceremony focused on militarys role since 9/11 defending America. We salute you ... ... and we thank you. at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 5 v Surrounded by members of the Kings Bay Fire Department, CS2 Nicholas Ferro, KBFD Capt. Juan Hernandez and Kings Bay Commanding Officer Capt. Harvey Guffey, Jr., cut a cake dedicated to past and present first responders, Sept. 11, at Pirates Cove Galley. Ferro baked and decorated the cake. The Memorial Run is called We Shall Never Forget. Lt. Jeff Littles flag was carried by firefighters and civilians. Fire fighting bunker gear is laid out during a ceremony at Trident Lakes Golf Course that pre ceded the 9/11 Memorial Run. A bell was tolled while Assistant Fire Chief Anthony Tripolone of the Kings Bay Fire Department read each of the 83 firefighters who lost their lives in the last year. A 9/11 Memorial Run around housing followed the ceremony. Guest speaker Fire Chief David Eddins of Waycross Fire and Rescue is presented with a flag remembering the loss of Waycross Lt. Jeff Little, Dec. 15, 2013. The firefighters wore their fire fighting bunker gear. Combined with the air-breathing equipment, some ran with more than 80 pounds of gear. Photos by EM1 Mark Treen, Melinda NeSmith-Picard and Bill Wesselhoff Design by EM1 Mark Treen


Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 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, Sept. 22 and 29. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six par ticipants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Transition GPS Capstone event upcomingThe purpose of the Capstone event is to evaluate your preparedness to successfully transition from a military to a civilian 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 partner agency. The next Capstone event is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19. Registration by Command Career call 573-4513.Smooth Move Workshops coming 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 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., Sept. 9 and the OCONUS workshop is 2 to 573-4513.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetNew Moms and Dads group meets 10 month. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet and share experi ences and for children to make friends in a play-group setting. The group will meet 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 23 and 30. No preregistration required.Ten Steps to a Federal job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, infor mation, samples and tips on completing the a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sept. 24. Registration required by calling 573-4513.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., Sept. 8 to 12. Retirement Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. You must be regismore information, call 573-4513.Savings and Investing workshop upcomingThis two-hour workshop provides in-depth training on how to start an investment portfo lio for as little as $25 a month. Learn how to begin investing in stocks, bonds, mutual funds and more. This training is scheduled 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 24. Registration is recommended. Navy Ready 101 preps for disasters System. This training covers all that is needed to be prepared before and during a disaster. To register call (912) 573-4513. Session will be 6 to 7 p.m., Sept. 30.Anger management seminar Sept. 24Anger 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, Sept. 24. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.FFSC workshops will come to you 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 Support Center unless otherwise noted. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, p.m. Thursday. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops snacks, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwich es will be available for purchase. Domestic Pub at (912) 573-9492. Movie Under the Stars On Sept. 20, come out with family and friends to the Youth Center ballfields to enjoy an evening watch ing How to Train Your Dragon 2 rated PG. Show time is at dusk, about 7:30 p.m. Bring along your chairs, blankets, bug spray and snacks. Remember that all outdoor activities are weath 573-4564. Lunch at OBriens Bunker at Trident Lakes Golf Club Stop by. The friendly staff and delicious variety menu will make you glad you did. They offer a large selection of salads, sandwiches and seafood platters. Each one is made right there in from outside the base, yes they offer lumpia 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through (912) 573-0008. Bowl-In at Rack-N-Roll Lanes It will show times will be offered; at 5 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. All the lanes will be cleared after the first showing to make room for the next group. All games are $1.50 plus shoe rental until 9 p.m. Chances to win free game pass es throughout the evening. The movie show ing will be Disneys, The Haunted Mansion rated PG. Additionally, Dominos of Kings call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Intramural Fall Indoor Volleyball League Registration began Sept. 1 for ter. Captains meeting is Sept. 24 with play beginning Oct. 1 on the basketball practice court. Active-duty team and DoD team fee is at (912) 409-1611 Intramural 7v7 Flag Football League tains meeting is Oct. 1 with play Oct. 6 at team fee is $100. DoD team fee is $200. 409-1611. Intramural Average Joes Bowling League Registration begins Sept. 16 for Average Joes Bowling League at Rack-NRoll Lanes. Captains meeting is Oct. 8 with play Oct. 14. Active duty team fee is $100. call Intramural Sports at (912) 409-1611. Tae Kwon Do Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for 7-year-olds and under; 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for 8 to 12 and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. for 13 to adult. A free, two-week introductory class plus the next two weeks is servists $25 per month, family members of active duty, retired and reservists $30 for one family member per month, $40 for two family members per month, $60 for three family members per month, $80 for four family members per month; DoD civilians, their family members and contractors $35 for one member per month, $50 for two fam ily members per month, $70 for three fam ily members per month, $90 for four family Fitness attire In order to provide an atmosphere that is healthy, clean and family friendly, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay has elected to adopt a dress code for pa code has been approved and is supported by the Kings Bay command. It is the same dress code being used at some of the other bases across the Navy and at CNIC. All patrons abide by the regulations. Free Movies for the Kids Theyre Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and also during school breaks/holidays at The Triplex. MaSept. 13 and 14, The Nut Job Sept. 20 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 Sept. 27 and 28. Additional kids movies will be shown during school breaks. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be available call (912) 573-4548. The movie schedule is mwrkingsbay page. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Liberty call Just for kids MWR Intramural Sports photoRegistration is underway for 7v7 Flag Football. Call Intramural Sports at 409-1611 to register. A captains meeting is Oct. 1 with play starting Oct. 6.Finnegans has Sunday NFL water. Dives into the pond Currie, who hails from Oklahoma City, dove into the water to see if some one was in the car. He felt a body in the back seat and came back up for air. He then swam back into the car and pulled the woman from the vehicle. e woman had been under the water about ve minutes and was turning blue. Currie revived her with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and stayed with her until paramedics arrived on the scene. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wylie Hutchison, the senior enlisted leader for the Fort Stewart-based 188th Infantry Brigade, joined Currie at the scene and took part in the res cue. While Currie was per forming CPR on the woman, Hutchison jumped in the pond and checked the vehicle three more times to ensure no one else was inside. Alligators and snakes My Army training helped by preparing me to respond quickly and take action with courage and condence under adverse conditions, Currie said. An avid sherman from Norman, Oklahoma, the 28-year-old Currie was on his rst shing trip to the large pond on Fort Stewart, which is home to alligators and snakes. Currie is assigned to the Fort Stewart-based 756th EOD Company. 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thanks for the sacrices, the sleepless nights and for the long watches hes stood. While he might argue that he has done nothing special, the rest of us know the positive inuence he and his wife, Di ane, have had on each of our lives. Huckaba spoke to what he felt was his proudest accomplishment while here. I think our team the CO, XO (Cmdr. Ed Callahan) and I improved the trust and communication from the junior person nel up through the chain of command, he said. Everything Im proud of is exactly that, the com munication and sense of pride and professionalism that each person holds at Subase. Everybody here believes they have own ership of their workspace and what they do. Its an intangible, something you cant put your nger on and measure. But it shows in morale and climate. YNCS Scott Dillon is one of a legion of Huckabas admirers. He puts the needs of his junior Sailors above his own, Dillon said. A native of Caruthers ville, Mo., Huckaba is the son of Colin and Janie Huckaba, who live there. His wife, Diane, will ac company him to his new command. ey have six children, Kyle, Aron, Clayton, Kasi, Tyler and Bridgette. Modest. Hard-working. A mentor. Lives Navy Core Values. e denition of integrity. Hes going to be missed, MMCS Shannon Bloodworth said.HuckabaFrom Page 1 Navy photo by MCC Katrina AlbrittonCMDCM Randy Huckaba, NSB Kings Bay, holds the microphone as NDC (Select) Sean Kane, MMC (Select) Reshard Young and MMC (Select) Tyrone Tillmon answer Navy heritage trivia questions during an evening with selects at the Exchange. ocer-in-charge of the Performance Monitoring Team, and weapons ocer of USS Newport News (SSN 750). Jenks continued his sea service as an operations action ocer for the Royal Navy under the Personnel Exchange Program. Jenks also has served in a variety of command positions, including direc tor for U.S. Strategic Com mands Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction division, as commanding ocer of USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) and executive ocer of USS Maryland (SSBN 738 Blue), among others. waters worldwide, the ship has established itself as most survivable, criti cal, and ecient element in the U.S. national security and the security of U.S. allies and partners. e rst 41 SSBNs were known as 41 for Freedom, and deployed Polaris, Poseidon, Trident I, and Trident (C4) nuclear mis siles. e Ohio-class SS BNs deployed TRIDENT II nuclear missiles. Along with strategic bombers and the InterContinental Ballistic Mis siles, the SSBN make up the United States triad of nuclear deterrence. SSBNs are critical, stabilizing and ecient elements of U.S. nuclear deterrence and reassurance, and are the most survivable asset with their sea-based missile launch capability. Strategic nuclear deter rence remains a corner stone of U.S. national secu rity, and the security of U.S. allies and partners. A safe, secure and eective nuclear deterrent promotes global stability and is an enduring national requirement. Eective nuclear deter rence promotes global stability and is an endur ing national requirement. CoCFrom Page 1 4000From Page 1 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 7


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I told you last year about where I was and what I was doing on 9/11. So this year, because he helped me out with this, Ill let EM1 Mark Treen tell you his story. Treen: I first heard about it while at a mens breakfast at my church in Corvallis, Oregon. I didnt understand the scope until I got to my ROTC unit at Oregon State to take my watch. I didnt get to see the live TV coverage, so my impressions came from the reactions the enlisted Marines and Sailors coming downstairs from the TV room. They wanted to do something about it. We all got our chance. Two of them paid with their lives to make the world safer across the globe for people they had never met.Where were you on September 11, 2001?Lt. Vance Scott USS West Virginia Gold Baltimore I was in the Naval Academy in my navigation class taking an exam. MTCS Gordon Jeffcoat Trident Training Facility Hattiesburg, Miss. I was at Trident Training Facility Kings Bay in Missile Technician A School. I saw the second plane hit on TV when I was in the gedunk area. YN3 Kevin Ward SUBASE Glen Rock, N.J. I was home sick from sixth grade, watching it on TV. Our town lost 11 people. Lt. Arash Hague Pirates Cove Galley Ahvaz, Iran I was in freshman orien tation at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. They secured it and told us there was a national security incident and sent us home. YN2 Jared Carbone SUBASE North Providence, R.I. I was coming back from a deployment on USS Constellation, right to San Diego, but we couldnt pull in. It was a Tiger Cruise and we had a lot of civilians on board. MM3 Anthony LeBlanc USS Rhode Island Gold Jennings, La. I was 7 years old and was in school at Northside Junior High. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho CPO 365 Phase II trainingRear Adm. Chas Richard, Commander, Submarine Group 10, center, addresses chief petty officer selects following morning colors on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. CPO and CPO selects participated in morning colors as part of CPO 365 Phase II training. Navy photo by MC1 Rex Nelson By MC2 Ashley HedrickNavy Submarine Base Kings BayBuzzzzzzzz. Snip. Snip. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay now has a newly remodeled beauty salon and barber shop. Both shops reopened Sept. 8 with a grand opening and ribboncutting ceremony, complete with cake and refreshments for guests. If youve been to the Kings Bay Navy Exchange, then youve more than likely seen customers in the barbershop, considering all of the military regulations for haircuts. But did you notice the beau ty shop tucked away beside it? Dina Martenson, the beauty sa lons manager, said many people didnt even realize the shop was there. We wanted to give it an invit ing spa look, she said. It was so enclosed before, and a lot of people didnt even know that it was here. You could walk right by it because of the wall. Now people can actually see what it is. Before the beauty salon was re modeled, the shop oered only your basic hair needs, such as a cut and color. New services were added to create a salon feel. We added manicures and ped icures, Martenson said. We will eventually be doing acrylic and gel nails. As of now, we are just getting our employees the train -Exchange barber shop, beauty salon reopenSee Exchange, Page 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014 9


From Chief of Naval Personnele 2014 recipients of the Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award were announced in NAVADMIN 208/14 released Sept. 9. e award was established in honor of Vice Adm. Stockdale whose distin guished naval career symbolized the highest standards of excellence in both personal conduct and leadership. It is presented annually to two com missioned ocers on active duty in the grade of commander or below who are serving in command of a single unit and who serve as examples of excellence in leadership and conspicuous contribu tion to the improvement of leadership in the Navy. Cmdr. David G. Du, former com manding ocer of Strike Fighter Squad ron 14 is the Pacic Fleet recipient and now is at the Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina, on track to be the executive ocer for USS George H. W. Bush next year. Cmdr. omas J. Dickinson, former commanding ocer of USS Barry (DDG 52), is the Fleet Forces Command recipi ent and is a professor at the Naval Lead ership and Ethics Center, Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island. Nominations for the award come only from commanding ocers in command and who are themselves eligible for the award. e two commanders were cho sen from among eight nalists to receive the award. Du was nominated by Cmdr. Tommy Locke, commanding ocer VFA-14, for his commitment to warghting and rm, fair and consistence leadership style ac -Navy photo by MC2 M.J. GonzalvoPlaques for the 2013 Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale Leadership Award are dis played during an award ceremony at the Pentagon. The award is presented annually to two commissioned officers in the grade of commander or below who serve as examples of excellence in leadership. Stockdale to be awarded By MCC Michael JonesDefense Media ActivityIts an old photo. Its one of those post card portraits the kind shot at any Midwestern Woolworths in the sepiatoned era of Americas rst year of World War II. Two brothers sit smiling smirking, actually. e younger brother, Eddie, looks as if hes just stepped o the label of a Cracker jack box. His dress white uniform is crisp, necker chief squared at the front, cover cocked to the side, a Sailor ready for the adven ture ahead. However, Its the older brother, Elmer, that has the story. In an era when civilians became Chief Petty Ocers based on highly-sought skill sets, recruited into service to bolster the ranks in preparation for the war ahead, Elmer King already had 12 years of service under his belt. is was no slicksleeve Chief. Chief King was a Chief Ship Fitter, forerunner to the modern rate of Hull Technician. He served as a repair party leader aboard the legendary USS Hornet (CV 8). He was there as Jimmy Doolittles Raiders took the rst meaningful swing. He was there below decks as Torpedo Squadron Eight caught the Japanese empire completely o guard in the history-alter ing epic in the waters o Midway Island. When the full might of the Japanese bombers was directed to eliminate once and for all the Hornet, the ship that held the line, in the Battle for the Santa Cruz Islands, Chief King was there. He was there with his re party one fateful day in October 1942. e car rier, repeatedly hit by wave after wave of enemy dive bombers, refused to succumb to the damage inicted. e nal blast occurred just forward of the mess decks. Chief King and his re party, ghting to the bitter end, were gone in an instant. e Hornet slipped be neath the waves soon af ter. An old captain of mine once said a phrase that has stuck with me: ... to be worthy of our heritage. I was a young petty of cer when I rst heard it, and like many in the Navy today, had heard the old family stories about past relatives who answered the nations call during the War. I never really gave much thought to my familys military service until one day I was hand ed a small envelope. I was just pinned with the coveted anchors of Chief and felt 10 feet tall. Inside the envelope was a small, faded, sepia-toned postcard. It really hit home dur ing a deployment to the Pacic aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). I was running a repair locker as we sailed west. I was a proud Chief Petty Ocer and even more proud of the Sailors. We were rocking the general quarters drill set for the day. Navy photo graphicA postcard portrait of Eddie King, left, and his brother, CPO Elmer King. CPO remembers heritageSee CPO, Page 12 See Stockdale, Page 12 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014


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From the Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyIn an era of declining budgets and adversaries evolving capabilities, quick, aordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for both national and economic security. Current satellite launch systems, how ever, require scheduling years in advance for a handful of available slots. Launches often cost hundreds of millions of dol lars each, in large part to the massive amounts of dedicated infrastructure and personnel required. e Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency created its Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program to help over come these challenges and create a new paradigm for more routine, responsive and aordable space operations. In an important step toward that goal, DARPA has awarded prime contracts for Phase 1 of XS-1 to three companies: e Boeing Co., working with Blue Origin, LLC Masten Space Systems, working with XCOR Aerospace) Northrop Grumman Corp., working with Virgin Galactic We chose performers who could pru dently integrate existing and up-andcoming technologies and operations, while making XS-1 as reliable, easy-touse and cost-eective as possible, Jess Sponable, DARPA program manager said. Were eager to see how their ini tial designs envision making spaceight commonplace with all the potential military, civilian and commercial benets that capability would provide. e XS-1 program aims to develop a fully-reusable unmanned vehicle that would provide aircraft-like access to space and deploy small satellites to orbit using expendable upper stages. XS-1 seeks to deploy small satellites faster and more aordably, and develop technology for next-generation hyper sonic vehicles. XS-1 envisions that a reusable rst stage would y to hypersonic speeds at a suborbital altitude. At that point, one or more expendable upper stages would separate and deploy a satellite into Low Earth Orbit. e reusable rst stage would then re turn to earth, land and be prepared for the next ight. Modular components, durable ther mal protection systems and automatic launch, ight and recovery systems should signicantly reduce logistical needs, enabling rapid turnaround between ights. Key XS-1 technical goals include ying 10 times in 10 days, ying to Mach 10plus at least once and launching a repre sentative small payload to orbit. e program also seeks to reduce the cost of access to space for 3,000to 5,000-pound payloads to less than $5 million per ight. In Phase 1 of XS-1, DARPA intends to evaluate the technical feasibility and methods for achieving the programs goals. Tasks currently include: Develop the XS-1 demonstration ve hicle Identify and conduct critical risk re duction of core component technologies and processes Develop a technology maturation plan for fabrication and ight test of XS-1 system capabilities DARPA expects the performers to ex plore alternative technical approaches from the perspectives of feasibility, per formance, system design and develop ment cost and operational cost. ing they will need to be able to do it. e barbershop may have not received a facelift like the beauty shop, but it did get a new feature thats handy. e barber shop had a lot of old, outdated equip ment, like the old vacuum system, Martenson said. It was portable, and it was hard to use the vacuums when cutting peoples hair. So what they did was, they took out all of the old equipment and included a centralized vacuum sys tem. Everything is now connected to a big pump, and it sucks it up to one place, making it easy to clean up. Even though it sometimes goes unnoticed, services such as the barber shop and beauty shop are contribut ing to the base in the same way every Kings Bay Sailor and civilian should; providing support to the eet, ghter, and family. We are here to provide a service for the military and their families, Mar tenson said. We will do whatever we can to take care of you and make sure you leave satised. cording to his nomination letter. Locke wrote, Commander Dus ser vant leadership, unsurpassed tactical ability and pursuit of excellence were pivotal to the Tophatters resounding success as a critical warghting element of the United States Navy. During his time as Skipper, the command deployed to 5th Fleet and emerged as the preemi nent Strike Fighter Squadron in the Navy, winning the 2013 commander, Naval Air Forces Pacic Battle E award. He shaped a culture dedicated to lethal ef fectiveness in combat, professional stewardship of resources and expectations of the highest personal standards. A true warrior in every sense of the word, Com mander Du served with honor, courage and commitment. Dickinson was nominated by Cmdr. Kevin Kennedy, commander USS Grave ly as a focused, determined leader who has the innate ability to make dicult decisions under stressful conditions, ac cording to his nomination letter. Kennedy wrote about the USS Barrys 2013 deployment originally scheduled for six months that became a nineplus month deployment in the highly charged eastern Mediterranean tactical environment dominated by instability in Syria. Dickinsons positive attitude, frank ness, and sincere compassion resonated deeply and continued to motivate his outstanding crew, wrote Kennedy. Du and Dickenson will receive their awards from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert at a ceremony later this year. Vice Adm. James Bond Stockdale, for whom the Stockdale Award is named, ar ticulated ve roles for a leader moralist, jurist, teacher, steward and philosopher. A Naval Academy graduate and pilot, Stockdale ejected from his A-4E Skyhawk over North Vietnam in September 1965 and was held prisoner and frequently tortured until February 1973. He received the Medal of Honor in 1976 and served as president of the Na val War College from October 1977 until August 1979. He died in 2005 and is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is survived by his wife Sybil of Coro nado, California, his four sons and eight grandchildren. A buddy of mine, a Navy history bu, pointed out that we were near the wa ters of the Santa Cruz Is lands. en it struck me: Here I was leading a repair party aboard an aircraft carrier as a Chief ... the rst in these waters from my family since Elmer in 1942. Humbling. Each of us in uniform is required to memorize the Sailors Creed. A part of me gets a little choked up when I hit the third line: I represent the ghting spirit of the Navy, and those who have gone before me ... Some of us are continuing the family tradition of naval service some are the rst generation to wear the uniform. All of us will someday be the those who have gone before.ExchangeFrom Page 9CPOFrom Page 10StockdaleFrom Page 10 DARPA imageDARPA created its Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program to create a new para digm for more routine, responsive and affordable space operations.Reusable spaceplane eyed 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 18, 2014


By Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media Activitye United States is at war with the ter ror group ISIL, in the same way were at war and continue to be at war with al-Qa ida and its aliates, Pentagon press sec retary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said. It is a dierent type of war than Americans have seen. eres not going to be a purely military solution to the threat that ISIL poses, specically inside Iraq, he said. Still, there is a large military compo nent to the war and the United States will lead in eorts to degrade and ultimately destroy the group. U.S. airstrikes continue U.S. military have launched about 160 airstrikes against ISIL inside Iraq. e president has vowed to continue the ght against the Islamic militants inside Syria. American service members will advise and assist with Iraqi security forces. Destroying ISIL ideology Destroying ISIL means ending the terrorist groups ideo logical appeal to the people of the region. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said ISIL will be defeated when the 20 million Sunni Arabs between Damascus and Bagh dad feel that they are governed fairly. A unique war Intelligence ocials place the number of ISIL adherents at between 20,000 and 31,500. is is a terrorist group, Kirby said. Now, they behave in many ways militarily. eyre unlike other terrorist groups ... they are concerned about grab bing and holding ground, being in con trol of infrastructure, developing streams of revenue, and they have these visions of governance of their own, brutal as it is. A coalition approach Destroying ISIL requires a coalition of countries. Many Arab countries and the Arab League have agreed that ISIL is a dan ger that all in the region must deal with. into Iraq. Since then, we have conducted more than 150 successful air strikes in Iraq, he said. ese strikes have protected American personnel and facilities, killed ISIL ghters, destroyed weapons, and given space for Iraqi and Kurdish forc es to reclaim key territory. ese strikes have helped save the lives of thousands of innocent men, women and children. But while American military power can make a decisive dierence, this is not our ght alone, he said. Iraqis and other Arab partners must do their parts in securing the region and confronting the threat. at coalition is coming together with the ob jective of degrading and ultimately destroying ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counterter rorism strategy, the presi dent said. American air power in cooperation with Iraqi boots on the ground will strike at the terrorists. Moreover, I have made it clear that we will hunt down terrorists who threaten our coun try, wherever they are, Obama said. at means I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL in Syria, as well as Iraq. is is a core principle of my presidency: if you threaten America, you will nd no safe haven. Increasing U.S. support As part of the strategy, the United States will in crease support to forces ghting these terrorists on the ground. In June, I deployed several hundred American service members to Iraq to assess how we can best support Iraqi security forces, Obama said. Now that those teams have completed their work and Iraq has formed a gov ernment we will send an additional 475 service members to Iraq. ese American forces will not have a combat mission, but they will provide Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training, intel ligence and equipment. We will also support Iraqs eorts to stand up national guard units to help Sunni communities secure their own freedom from ISIL control, the president said. As part of this, the Unit ed States will continue its ramp-up of eorts to train and supply the moderate Syrian opposition. Tonight, I again call on Congress to give us addi tional authorities and re sources to train and equip these ghters, Obama said. In the ght against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terror izes its people; a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. In stead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extrem ists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syrias crisis once and for all. Another front in the counterterrorism campaign is to work with allies and friends around the world to cut ISILs fund ing, improve intelligence on the terror group and strengthen defenses. Finally, the United States will continue to provide humanitarian assis tance to innocent civilians who have been displaced by ISIL. is includes Sunni and Shia Muslims who are at grave risk, as well as tens of thousands of Christians and other reli gious minorities, Obama said. We cannot allow these communities to be driven from their ancient homelands. Other nations pitch in Nations will support each of these legs of the strategy in dierent ways. Some already are ying humanitarian missions alongside U.S. Air Force crews. Others will work to train and supply Iraqi, Kurdish and moderate Syrian forces. Pilots of oth er nations will y ghter jets alongside Americans. Still others will share intelligence. is is American leadership at its best: we stand with people who ght for their own freedom, and we rally other nations on behalf of our common security and common hu manity, he said. All this will take time, the president said. Any time we take mili tary action, there are risks involved, especially to the servicemen and women who carry out these mis sions, he said. But I want the American people to understand how this eort will be dierent from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It will not involve American combat troops ghting on foreign soil. e counterterror ism campaign requires a steady, relentless eort to take out ISIL wherever it exists, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground, he said. is strategy of taking out ter rorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and So malia for years. Hagel: Military is ready e American military is ready for this new campaign, said Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a written statement released after the presi dents speech. e men and women of the U.S. armed forces are ready to carry out the orders of our commander in chief, to work with our partners across government, and to work with our friends and allies around the world to accomplish this mission, he said.ObamaFrom Page 1 By Ensign Egdanis TorresDominicci, Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairse month of September was proclaimed by President Barack Obama as the National Pre paredness Month. is culminates in a day of ac tion Sept. 30, when we are all called to act. On this day of action we are challenged to prepare for six specic hazards: earthquakes, oods, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildres, and winter storms. In support of this initiative Commander, Navy Installations Command has launched an Emergency Preparedness campaign under the motto Navy Ready. I want to see the National Day of Action, September 30th, become a Navy Day of Action where every member of the Navy is able to say yes to the challenge, Are You Ready? said Vice Adm. William French, commander, Navy Installations Command. To be informed, Ready Navy is the must go link to Emer gency Preparedness Resources. Navy Personnel and families are encouraged to visit www. to gain informa tion, tools, and resources that enhance the Navy family to pre pare, react, and recover when confronted with any emergency, with or without warning. roughout the month of September, installation emer gency managers will also be educating the community about emergency preparedness, and each day during the second week of National Preparedness Month, Ready Navy will highlight resources to meet a variety of emergency preparedness needs through Facebook and Twitter, said Je Sanford, CNIC emergency man agement specialist. Navy personnel can take advantage of presentations, infor mation fairs, and displays that may be present at installations taking place throughout the month. e schedule of resourc es and events are as follows: Week 1: (Sept. 1-7): Plan How to Reconnect and Reunite with Family Following a Disaster. Em phasis will be placed on making a family emergency communi cation plan. Week 2: (Sept. 8-14): Be In formed. Know Your Resources. Emphasis will be placed on making individuals aware of the resources that most closely align with individual planning needs. Week 3: (Sept. 15-21): How to Build a Kit and Have What you Need. Emphasis will be placed on having the emergency supplies needed for individuals and families. Week 4/5 (Sept. 22-30): How to be prepared rough Prac tice. Emphasis is focused on reg istering to participate in Ameri cas PrepareAthon by taking an action to practice preparedness, nding and participating in a posted readiness event, or spon soring an event. Preparedness is the key to survival in any type of disas ter, said Director of Operations for Navy Installations Command, Capt. Anthony Calandra. roughout the year person nel at our regions and installa tions participate in and/or conduct exercises like Citadel Gale, HURREX, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield, and Citadel Rumble to put into practice the necessary actions when an incident occurs aboard an installation. French KirbyU.S. war with ISIL terrorists like war with al-QaidaBe Navy ready now, anytime and anywhere DoD News, Defense Media ActivityTroops began the annual Rapid Tri dent eld training exercise Sept. 15 in northwestern Ukraine. e exercise is annual, and that it was planned well before the current situation in Ukraine. About 1,300 military personnel from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Lat via, Lithuania, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain and the United States, as well as representatives from NATO, will participate. 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