The Kings Bay periscope


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


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

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University of Florida
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COMPASS Testing rst step to career on board Kings BayFrom Trident Refit Facility Public AffairsTrident Ret Facility is plan ning its next apprentice class. If you would like the oppor tunity to work for TRIREFFAC, there are a few steps you must complete before lling out an application. In preparation for the appren tice class, college placement testing, called COMPASS, is required to be completed prior to submit ting applications. In order to apply for the COM PASS test, a Coastal Pines Tech nical College application and a release form must be complet ed. e application and release form can be obtained and re turned to any of the CPTC cam puses in Camden, Brunswick, Waycross, Jesup, Baxley or Ha zelhurst. Once the application, release and application fee are returned, a COMPASS exam will be sched uled. e COMPASS exam is administered on specic days and times by a proctor. For out of area applicants, contact the CPTC testing administrator to schedule a remote testing site. ere is a fee $24 for the rst time or $15 for the retest associated with taking the test which is the responsibility of the applicant. Interested applicants are urged to register for these tests now as available seats are ex pected to ll quickly. COMPASS tests taken since September 1, 2012 are still valid but may be improved by retak ing the test. If there are any questions, please contact Laura Fish at Coastal Pines Technical College, Camden campus at (912) 5103327 or e TRIREFFAC apprenticeship program is a four-year ac credited Federal Department of Labor Program that combines college courses, trade theory classes and on-the-job work ex perience. Trades that are utilized by TRIREFFAC to repair and upgrade Trident submarines include electrician, pipe tter, ma CPO Pride Kings Bay takes part in Jacksonville event Page 7 Awareness Fleet & Family presents Purple Ribbon origin Page 22009 CHINFO Award Winner Up Periscope What are your retirement plans? Page 9 Jenks relieves Guey at Kings Bay helmAdm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, addresses guests at the 4000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol Commemoration Ceremony at Naval Submarine Base.Navy photo by MC1 Rex Nelson Ceremonies at Kings Bay, Bangor honor Sailors, SSBNs, deterrent missionBy Kevin CopelandCommander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public AffairsCommander, Submarine Force Atlantic and Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, in conjunction with Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, commemo rated the submarine forces 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol, Sept. 19, 2014, by conducting dual ceremonies at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Wash. e rst eet ballistic-missile submarine USS George Washington (SSBN 598) was commissioned Dec. 30, 1959, and completed the inaugural deter rent patrol in Janu ary 1961. Since then, 59 SSBNs have been commissioned in the last 50-plus years. Hav ing patrolled the waters worldwide, the ship has established itself as the most survivable, critical, and ecient element of our national security and the security of allies and partners. e bal listic missile submarine force and the capa bility it oers is as important and relevant in todays uncertain world as it was when the rst The Sailors have done their part to ensure peace and the ships have done their part too ... Vice Adm. Michael Conner Commander, Submarine ForceSee 4000th, Page 5Trident Ret Facility to test apprentice hopefuls 4000th patrol marked Hagel monitors NFLNo investigation or review of DoD-NFL relationship plannedBy Jim GaramoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not ordered review or inves tigation of the Defense Depart ments relationship with the Na tional Football League, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said Sept. 19. ere is no study being done by the Pentagon on the Nation al Football League or our involvement with the Na tional Football League, Kirby said at a news conference. Secretary Hagel, just like every leader in this building, is monitoring the situation ongoing with the NFL. e NFL has been rocked by controversy recently surrounding its handling of players involved in domestic violence incidents. No one takes issues of violence or sexual assault more seriously than DoD, Kirby said. We have more work to do, and we know that. We also have high expectations of organizations that we partner with. And so the secretary is viewing with concern what he has seen the National Football League go through. ats why hes asking questions about the See NFL, Page 2Check us out Online! Trident Refit Facility photoTrident Refit Facility Kings Bays Voyage Repair Team stands atop USS Florida (SSGN 72) moored in the blue waters of Diego Garcia. See TRF, Page 3 Navy photo by EM1 Mark TreenCapt. Harvey Guffey Jr., salutes the colors during the Sept. 19 Change of Command ceremony. Hagel Outgoing CO credits personnel, community, family for successesBy MC2 Ashley HedrickNaval Submarine Base Kings Bay Public AffairsCapt. Harvey L. Guey Jr. relin quished command of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay to Capt. James W. Jenks during a change of com mand ceremony held at the base chapel, Sept. 19. Guey assumed command of SUBASE July 11, 2012. During his tour he led the command to many accomplishments while supporting Kings Bays mis sion to provide support to the eet, ghter, and family. e force is made up of folks both inside and outside the fence line who truly make Kings Bay what it is, Guey said. Nowhere is there a community that is more supportive of its base and of its service members, including Sailors, Ma rines, Coast Guardsmen, Soldiers, and all of their families. Guey also spoke on how faith, fam ily, and the force contributed as his pri orities during his time in the Navy. Rear Adm. Mary Jackson, Com mander, Navy Region Southeast and Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, director of Programming Division (OPNAV N80) were both guest speakers at the event. A true leader has the condence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compas sion to listen to the needs of others, Jackson said of Guey. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions Jenks See CoC, Page 4


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 full scope of our interac tion with them. DoD has many contacts with the NFL, running from service members who present the colors at football games to serious research into concussions and traumatic brain injury that service members and football players suer in common. I think the secretary just wants to get a sense of the depth and the scope of the interaction, Kirby said. ats all thats going on. Its not a review. From Fleet and Family Support Center Kings BayOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Lisa Bianco married Alan Matheny in 1977. ey lived in Mishawaka, Ind. in St. Joseph County. ey had two daughters. Alan Matheny was described by his mother-in-law, Millie, as every womans dream of a son-in-law. He was handsome and charming. However, he was certainly not ev ery womans dream of a husband. For the rst seven years of Lisas marriage to Alan, Millie had no idea her daughter was living through a nightmare. Lisa divorced Alan in 1985 after enduring eight years of very serious abuse. Shortly after the divorce was nalized, Alan kidnapped their two daughters and ed out of state. Lisa agreed to not press charges if he brought the girls back home. In 1987, Alan was charged with seriously beating and raping Lisa. He plea-bargained to a single felony charge of battery and was sentenced to the Pendleton Reformatory for eight years, with three years sus pended. Lisa began to make a new life for herself. She attended a northern campus of Indiana University. She went to work at the Elkhart Shelter for victims of domestic vio lence. She told everyone she would have to leave the community when Alan was released from prison. She knew better than anyone how dangerous a man Alan Matheny was. On March 4, 1989, after serving two years of his sentence, Alan was granted an 8-hour furlough for a trip to Indianapolis. He headed straight for St. Joseph County and parked two doors from Lisas home. He kicked in the back door. Lisa ed through the front door. Alan pur sued her throughout the neighbor hood. When he caught her, he blud geoned her to death with a shotgun he had stolen from a friends home. He hit her so hard, the handle of the shotgun shattered. Lisas brutal death took place in front of their 6and 10-year-old daughters. Alan Matheny was executed Sept. 28, 2005 for Lisas murder. Lisas death brought about much change in Indiana and the nation. ere now are victim notica tion laws, where victims are notied when the perpetrator is being re leased and the furlough policy was revisited. ere also is the purple ribbon the symbol representing domes tic violence awareness so that we will not forget Lisa. Purple was Lisas favorite color and her fam ily and friends tied purple ribbons throughout St. Joseph County as they mourned her tragic and violent death. Today, the purple ribbon continues to be the symbol for domestic violence. March 4, 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of Lisas death. By Jim Garamone DoD News, Defense Media Activitye country is welcoming home a new wave of veterans and Ameri cans have a sacred trust to get them the benets they earned, President Barack Obama said recently. In a speech to the American Le gions annual convention in Char lotte, N.C., Obama said more than a million service members will return to civilian life in the coming years. We have to do more to uphold that sacred trust, not just this year and next year, but for decades to come, he said. e Department of Veterans Af fairs has had problems. ere is a backlog of cases, and an internal VA investigation has found some hospitals cooked the books on wait-lists for veterans to receive care. We are gonna get to the bottom of these problems, the president said. Were gonna x what is wrong. Were gonna do right by you. And we are gonna do right by your families. And that is a solemn pledge and commit ment that Im making to you here. Moving ahead e administration is mov ing ahead with changes to the VA. Obama signed the Veterans Access Choice and Accountability Act, which provides money to hire sta and allows veterans who live more than 40 miles from VA care to see doctors outside VA. Obama listed his priorities. Underlying it all, Obama wants in creased funding for the VA next s cal year. He also will resist any eort to ex ploit the recent problems at the VA to turn veterans health care into a voucher system, he said. We need to make the system work. Weve got to deliver the care our newest veterans need most and that includes tailored care that treats our women veterans with respect and dignity, he said. It means doing even more to help veterans from all wars who are struggling with traumatic brain injury and post-trau matic stress. And we have to end this tragedy of suicide among our troops and veterans. More awareness Obama called for more awareness, more outreach and more ac cess to mental health care. So long as any service member or veteran is suering, or feels like they have nowhere to turn, or doesnt get the support that they need, that means we havent done enough, he said. e president is using executive actions to expand this care. Were expanding suicide prevention training across the military and the VA, so colleagues and clinicians can spot the warning signs and encourage our troops and veterans to seek help, he said. Were gonna make it easier for service members being treated for mental health conditions to continue their care as they transition to the VA, so automatical ly connecting them with the support they need, making sure they dont lose access to any medications they may be taking. Another priority is for VA to reduce the backlog. e good news is since its peak last year, weve worked with you to slash the backlog by more than 50 percent, he said. e government needs to at tack the problem of homelessness among veterans, Obama said. Again, weve got good news to report, he said. Today, I can an nounce that working together over the last few years, we have been able to reduce the number of home less veterans by one-third. And that means on any given night, there are 25,000 fewer veterans on the streets or in shelters. 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. James W. Jenks Cmdr. Ed Callahan BMCM Scotty Scruggs 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. Obama pledges support for veterans Veterans Aairs The ancient Chinese religion Daoism came to believe in about 1,000 BCE that the universe expressed itself in oppo site but complementary principles called yang and yin. Unlike Western thought which may call these opposites good and evil, yang and yin is a vibrant balance between these life forces. To wit there is day and night, hot and cold, up and down, summer and winter, and light and dark, and so on. As human beings we are naturally drawn to the light, warm summer evenings and the desire to be up in spirit. We shun the cold days, feelings of being down and dark dreary days. After a few seasons of living, we come to understand that such times cannot be avoided. e question then becomes what do we do with cold, down, dark days? Wisdom would have us think that such days are opportunities for renewal and growth. Dark times can bring the light! ink of Louis Braille who lost his sight because of an accident in his fathers leather shop. He developed a six-dot code, based on the twenty-six letters of the alphabet, enabling the blind to read by the touch of their ngers. Con sider Ludwig van Beethoven whose greatest musical works came after he was thrust in the darkness of becoming deaf. en there is the story of Robert Smith. He is a Marine who did two tours in Iraq. Because of a roadside bomb he became an amputee, losing a leg just above the knee. Despite this dark time, he still wanted to become a law enforcement ocer. He graduated from the Brevard County Police Academy and became a deputy sheri. Brown had to pass the physical test which included a 400-yard run and dragging a 150-pound mannequin 40 yards in under four minutes. Years ago, we remember helping my uncle develop black-and-white pictures in his dark room. If we embrace the dark rooms in our lives, we Darkness can bring light to show way Couples ConnectionFrom Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay ChapelFleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, in coordination with CREDO, is hosting a Couples Connection One-Day Marriage Enrichment Work shop. is workshop will enhance communication skills and strengthen emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of your marriage. Couples are en couraged to register one month prior to the event. e date is Dec. 12. For more information, visit the website regions/cnrse.html or call the chapel oce at 573-4501. 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. Attendance 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, includ ing 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 fam 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 for and how to 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 blan ket handmade 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. Rock Shrimp Festival Oct. 4The St. Marys Rock Shrimp Festival is Oct. 4, with a 10 a.m. parade, 5K, 10K and kids fun run, plus entertainment, arts and crafts and food ven dors. For more information, visit or gift card with layawayJust in time for the holiday season, the Navy E xchange is again giving customers a free $5 NEX Gift Card for all new layaways opened through Dec. 15. Customers should check with their local to layaway. Clothing, accessories and shoes can be on layaway up to 45 days with three equal pay ments required 15 days apart. General merchan dise can be on layaway up to 90 days with three equal payments required 30 days apart. Jewelry and watches must have a minimum $500 single item retail price and can be kept on layaway up to 180 days with six equal payments required 30 days apart. A minimum deposit of 10 percent of the purchase price plus a non-refundable layaway $5 fee is required. Cancelled layaways are ac cessed an additional $5 fee.Fund-raiser Sept. 27 at Jax ZooThe Childrens Tumor Foundation will have a Jacksonville Zoo Sept. 27. Visit jacksonville for more information.Fernandina market SaturdaysThe 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 infor mation, visit the website at FernandinaBeachMar or call (904) 557-8229.Camden golf outing Nov. 14The Camden Partnerships 2nd Annual Kings Bay Camden Community Golf Classic will be Fri day, Nov. 14, at Trident Lakes Golf Club aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. The cost is $200 per foursome, $60 per player for civilians, active duty E7 and above and $55 per player ac tive duty E6 and below. Vice Adm. Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) will be this years honorary chairman. Dolphin Scholarship Foundation. Individuals and companies may register at www.thecamdenpart Now hear this! e story behind the Purple Ribbon Fleet & Family Support Springs of Life By Aaron Jeerson CREDO FacilitatorNFLFrom Page 1


chinist, equipment mechanic, fabric worker, electronics, rig ger, crane operator, insulator, shiptter, air conditioning, painter, gage calibration, wa ter treatment plant, rubber and plastics, metals inspector, welder, sheet metal mechanic and shipwright. Apprentices earn a mini mum starting wage of $13.67 per hour and can earn up to $23.76 per hour upon gradu ation. Apprentices are eligible for benets including medical and vacation. Eligibility requirements for the program are: All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be able to pass a physical examination prior to employment. Applicants must be able to pass a full criminal history background investigation. Enroll and complete the COMPASS test with Coastal Pines Technical College, Cam den, Brunswick, Waycross, Jesup, Baxley or Hazelhurst Campus. Complete all testing prior to submitting a resume to www. Dates are to be determined. If there are any questions re garding the COMPASS testing applications or the TRIREFFAC apprentice program, contact the TRIREFAC apprentice pro gram administrator Timothy Wolfe at (912) 573-3341 or can develop strength of charac ter, hope for dicult times. Darkness can bring springs of life and light to show us the way. CREDO: enriching lives and enhancing the spiritual wellbeing of our military members and dependents for more than 40 years. Find CREDO on FACEBOOK at www.facebook. com/CREDO.Southwest.SpringsFrom Page 2 Remember, be prepared From the Department of Homeland SecuritySeptember is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority. National Preparedness Month reminds us that we all need to be ready for disasters and emergencies, said FEMA Region IV Act ing Regional Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. September is also the height of hurricane season, so preparing now is even more critical for fam ilies and businesses in the Southeast. Across the nation, disasters are occurring with greater frequency, and are larger and more complex. Severe weather and other emergencies can strike with little or no warning and can have disastrous impacts. Already this year, states across the Southeast have experienced destructive se vere storms, including the winter storms that aected Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolina. Spring tornadoes and ooding also aected sev eral states. Four named tropical cyclones, Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal and Dolly have already formed this sum mer, and they serve as a reminder to be ready for hurricanes. Take the steps neces sary to make preparedness a part of your everyday life, Velasquez said. Prepare for the hazards that are most likely to oc cur where you live and work. Talk to your family and make a family disas ter plan. But dont stop there. Practice your plan. Practicing in advance of a disaster makes you bet ter prepared to handle any emergency you may encounter. Make disaster readiness manageable by taking one step at a time start by learning your specic risks, then gather supplies for an emergency kit, and nally develop a family communications plan. By taking these small, but critical steps, over time you can be prepared for disasters. A useful guide to pre pare for hurricanes is lo cated at FEMAs Americas PrepareAthon! website. For detailed informa tion about how to be ready for severe weather in your area, including a list of items you will want to have in your emergency kit, visit, or FEMAs Spanish site at FEMAs mission is to support our citizens and rst responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, re cover from, and mitigate all hazards. Navy photo by MC1 Martin CuaronSeabees and Sailors work with residents to remove water from their basement that was flooded by Hurricane Sandy during relief efforts in Queens, N.Y. TRFFrom Page 1 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 Capt. Harvey Guffey Jr. escorts his wife, Wanda, from the chapel following the Change of Command ceremony. ABE1 Rodney Brown led the Color Guard. The guest speaker was Rear Adm. Barry Bruner, Director of OPNAV 80. He spoke about the huge impact Guffey had during his tenure and about his character. Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Change of Command and Retirement Capt. James Jenks, the new Commanding Officer of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, stands next to Guffey before the Change of Command ceremony. Family and friends watch Guffey give his remarks. Guffey presents the Military Spouse Medal to his wife, Wanda. The medals burning candle represents the lonely nights spouses spend and the ring their undying love. Navy photos by EM1 Mark Treenand the integrity of his intent. Jackson also gave advice to Jenks as he transitions to his new command position at Kings Bay. Our region sta is here to support you, she said. I predict that you will nd this assignment to be like none other, but do what you have been trained to do all along. Ask the hard questions, demand the best of yourself and your team, and always remember it is just that, a team. Upon being awarded the Legion of Merit for his remarkable performance at SUBASE, Guey relinquished com mand to Jenks. SUBASE Kings Bays performance has been exceptional, Jenks said. I want to congratulate Harvey for such an incredibly successful tour. My nal words are for the ocers, Sailors, civilians and families of Kings Bay, he added. I dedicate myself to giving you my best throughout my as signment. We will work together to continue to enable and sustain warf ighting readiness. e event also served as a retirement ceremony for Guey, who retired from the Navy after 30 years of service.CoCFrom Page 1


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 5 4000th Commemoration Strategic Deterrent Patrol Georgia State Senator William Ligon, addresses guests at the 4000th Strategic Deterrent Patrol Commemoration Ceremony at Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay. Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command, addresses guests as Rear Adm. Chas Richard, Commander, Submarine Group 10, left, and Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces, look on. Rear Adm. Chas Richard, Commander, Submarine Group 10, addresses guests.Navy graphic Navy photos by MC1 Rex Nelsondeterrent patrols were conducted more than ve decades ago, said Adm. Cecil D. Haney, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command. Commemorating the 4,000th patrol allows us to honor not only the submariners who have achieved this milestone, but also to pay homage to the men and women of our strategic forces who are on watch every day providing our nation with a safe, secure and eective nuclear deterrent against those who might think to do us harm. Along with strategic bombers and the intercontinental ballistic missiles, the SSBNs make up the third element of the United States triad of nuclear deterrence. SSBNs are critical, stabilizing and ecient elements of U.S. nuclear deterrence and reassurance, and with their sea-based missile launch capability makes them the most survivable asset. ey carry the majority of deployed U.S. nuclear warheads allowing them to stabilize deterrent relationships and render surprise attacks inconceivable. Today, we celebrate a very special milestone in the undersea warfare community as we commemorate the 4,000th strategic deterrent patrol conducted by our eet ballistic missile submarines, said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces. Strategic deterrence has been the sole mission of the eet ballistic missile submarine since its inception. As the sea-based leg of U.S. strategic deterrent forces, the current 14 TRIDENT SSBNs carry more than 50 percent of the total U.S. strategic warheads. Todays concept of strategic deterrence seeks to deter attacks on the U.S. or its allies, dissuade adversaries from actions counter to stability, and peace, and to assure allies of the United States commitment to their security. e current eet of Ohio-class SSBNs has already been lifeextended and cannot be ex tended any further. ey must be replaced by new class of SSBNs to meet the our future strategic commitments. e Sailors have done their part to ensure peace and the ships have done their part too as they now start to serve well beyond their original design service life, said Connor. Now the country must do the same to continue to ensure the peace for our children and our childrens children. We must build Ohios replacement. ere is no more important or more eective use of our National Defense spending than to ensure that we build the 12 ships that will enable exceptional Sailors like you to guarantee the peace for future generations. Vice Adm. Joseph Aucoin, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Systems, echoed Connors concerns about the Ohio replacements. We as a nation are also demonstrating credibility through commitment to our deterrence strategy, the sustainment of the Ohio class and the procurement of the Ohio replacement. We must procure and maintain a force of Ohio replacement SSBNs, in order to keep them properly postured and positioned to be survivable and to ensure adequate target coverage. While the material and mission readiness of the strategic deter rent eet are primary focus areas, these elements would be mute without the personnel readiness of Sailors. e professional and personal development needs of Sailors and their families are critical aspects in recruiting and retaining our best and brightest to ensure mission accomplishment in the submarine force. e submarine is perhaps the most technological marvel ever, said Vice Adm. Terry Benedict, director, Strategic Systems Programs. As we continue to build and develop new submarines they are becoming even more advanced quieter, stealthier, going deeper, and armed with highly superior weapons systems. However, this is all for naught if not for the men and now women of the silent service. Equally, if not more important than the payload or the platform is the Sailor. Our Sailors have and will continue to protect and provide credible deterrence to those who would otherwise wish us harm. In a letter sent to the submarine force, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus stated: It is my great honor to congratulate Commander, Submarine Forces and all the Sailors, civilians, and veterans of the submarine force who have dedicated themselves to achieving this signicant milestone our Nations 4,000th Strategic Deter rent Patrol. is milestone demonstrates not only the far-reaching importance of strategic deterrence to the security of the United States and its allies, but also the signicant role the U.S. Navy plays in maintaining this posture. History shows us that it is dicult to predict the future of conict. But it also shows us that we must always be prepared for the threat of conict. So, I thank you, for protecting peace, promoting global security, and for all you do to ensure the safety of our Nation.4000thFrom Page 1


ThursdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs & Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Sausage Patties Hash Brown Potatoes French Toast w/ Asst. Syrup Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Black Bean Soup Fried Pork Chops Grilled Salmon Noodles Jefferson Mashed Sweet Potatoes Steamed Green Beans Steamed Zucchini Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Cornbread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Pepper and Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Minestrone Soup Meat Lasagna Grilled Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Bow Tie Pasta Mixed Vegetables Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Garlic Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage 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. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarSaturdayBrunch Chicken Noodle Soup Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Chicken Philly Sandwiches French Fries Grilled Hoagies Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Oven Fried Bacon Steamed Broccoli Eggs & Omelets to Order Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads and Spreads Pastry Bar Assorted Beverage Bar Dinner Cream of Broccoli Asst. Pizza Buffalo Chicken Strips French Fries Green Beans Mashed Potatoes Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarSundayBrunch Knickerbockers Soup Fried Chicken Sandwich Fishwich Sandwich Tater Tots Mixed Vegetables Tartar Sauce Cole Slaw Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Oven Fried Bacon Grilled Sausage Patties Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. 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. Pizza Potato Bar Dinner Cream of Broccoli Soup BBQ Ribs Rice Pilaf Hush Puppies Club Spinach Simmered Pinto Beans Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarTuesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs & Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Grilled Sausage Links Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Rolled Oats Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Cottage Fried Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Spanish Soup Salisbury Steak Roasted Chicken Brown Gravy Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Mac & Cheese Simmered Carrots Fried Cabbage w/ Bacon Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Quesadillas 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 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014


Selectees from Jacksonville and Kings Bay say the Sailors Creed during the Navy Region Southeasts first Chief Petty Officer Pride Day. Navy photos by MC1 John ParkerAbove, NS Mayport CMC Ross Cramer speaks. Left, selectees perform for judges. Chiefs and Chief Petty Officer selectees stand at attention during morning col ors Sept. 12 at Jacksonville Memorial Park with EverBank Field towering in the background. CPO Pride Day THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 7


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Im really a lot older than I look. Can you believe it, I have high school classmates who have retired. Heck, I have a classmate whos retired, and he never even worked when he was supposed to. I never think about retiring, not that I probably wont some day. My job is not physically demanding, and I should last a while longer. But that will go out the window when I win the lottery and jet to Illinois to pick up the love of my life, and we live a lifestyle of the rich and famous, happily ever after.What are your plans for retirement?Walter Niederwemmer Retired Navy Baltimore Ive been retired from the Navy for 30 years. I retired in 75. After I got out, I worked 13 years for Dundalk Marine Terminal in Maryland, but now Im retired. Lt. Alex ODell HMS Ambush East Grinstead, U.K. Spend all your money now, and enjoy yourself while youre young. Theres no point in being old and rich. Elaine Walker Family member New York City Right now I have noth ing planned. My husband will retire from the Navy in three years, but were newlyweds, and we havent talked about it. Michael Stevens Retired Navy Decatur, Ala. Id like to retire at 65 and live off my retirement, Social Security and 401K. I want to get a fifth wheel and travel to Alabama Crimson Tide football games. MA3 Julie Holland Kings Bay Security St. Cloud, Fla. I dont know yet. Im not even close to retiring. Lt. j.g. Erik Wolf Naval Sea Systems Command Omaha, Neb. Id like to stay in the Navy 20 years minimum. Then I went to sit on the beach and have a life of leisure. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho Ombudsman Appreciation DinnerSubmarine Ombudsman and leadership personnel pose for a picture outside the Triplex before the annual Ombudsman Appreciation Dinner Sept. 9 on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Navy photo by EM1 Mark Treen World group eyes sea issues By Daniel L. KuesterNaval War College Public Affairse 21st edition of the International Seapower Sym posium was Sept. 16 to 18 at the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I., with more than 170 representatives from 113 nations attending. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addressed the group with opening remarks and stressed the importance of the conferences theme: Global Solutions to Common Maritime Challenges. In the 21st century, no single nation has the capacity to protect and defend the global system alone, said Ma bus. To keep sea lanes open, all nations and people that seek freedom of movement and trade and also security have to carry their own share of the responsibility. Mabus further emphasized the focus on these part See Seapower, Page 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 9


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. 29, Oct. 6, 20 and 27. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongo ing. 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 experi ences and for children to make friends in a play-group setting. The group will meet 10 a.m. to noon, Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28. No pre-registration required.Transition GPS class upcomingTransition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the military. The five day seminar provides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Separation Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 20 to 24. Retirement Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 29 to Oct. 3. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513.Navy Ready 101 preps for disastersLearn how to familiarize yourself with the Navy Family Accountability Assessment 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.Job Search Workshop Oct. 8A job search workshop will be 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 8. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service person nel. Registration is required, call 573-4513.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Oct. 27The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Oct. 27. For more information, contact at 573-4513.Smooth Move Workshops coming 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 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15. For more information, call 573-4513.Anger management seminar Oct. 29Anger 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, Oct. 29. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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., Oct. 16. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details.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 electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 23. Registration required by calling 573-4513.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. Oct. 17. Registration by Command Career Counselor required. For more information call 573-4513.Survivor benefit plan pro gram Oct. 7The survivor Benefit Plan is a program that provides basic information on the key provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan. This information will assist service members and their spouses in making informed decisions about SBPs role in their retirement plan. This workshop is scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m., Oct. 7. Registration is required. For more information call 573-4513.Pre-marital workshop offered Oct. 1 The Fleet & Family Support Center is offering a workshop for pre-marital counsel ing for couples that are contemplating marriage. The workshop is designed to address couples interested in enriching their future through improved communication, problemsolving skills, financial planning and real istic expectations of marriage. The class is designed to meet all clinical counseling requirements. The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 1. Registration is required, and childcare is not available. For more information call 573-4512.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. Oct. 27 to 31. For more information and to register, call 573-4513.Navy Ready 101 session comingLearn how to familiarize yourself with the Navy Family Accountability Assessment System. This training covers 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., Oct. 22. For more information call 573-4513.Family Readiness Group training setThis course is designed in a systematic user-friendly format and is focused on ensuring that you have the knowledge and tools neces sary to effectively provide a solid foundation to newly forming or re-energizing existing Family Readiness Groups. This training is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 6 to 10. For more information and to register call 573-4513.Resume writing skills class upcomingThis class explores resume writing for todays job market. Resume items includ ing skills, experience, education and values as well as simple, effective and easy to use resume formats that get job interviews. Part-time, full-time or permanent positions matters not, this workshop is for you. This program will assist the job seeker in com pleting a product that will get them in the door. The workshop is scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 15. Registration is highly recommended, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information, call 573-4513.Credit reports and scores class soonCredit has become a normal part of everyday personal financial management for most Americans. Used appropriately, it can be an excellent tool, but used the wrong way, it can bring the financial wheels of your life to a grinding halt for a long time. This two-hour workshop provides the importance of managing your credit. It will be at the Fleet and Family Support Center 9 to 11 a.m., Oct. 8. Registration is required. For more information call 573-4513.Million Dollar Sailor program upcomingThe Million Dollar Sailor Program is per sonal wealth building for sailors and their families. This course assists those attend ing on how to navigate successfully through financial challenges that accompany them. This training was created to specifically combat the most common financial issues facing Sailors today. It will provide you with financial management skills that can be used over their lifetime. This training is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. Registration is recommended. For more information call 573-9783.FFSC workshops will come to youFleet 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 guarantee a mini mum 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., and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops nerships. A collective eort will as sure that our navies provide that necessary presence, Mabus said. Whether in blue water or brown, we can help assure stability and security, creating and strengthening global rela tionships, providing hu manitarian assistance and disaster relief, deterring adversaries when possible, and meeting and defeating threats wherever necessary. We must remember that collective security is just that, collective. roughout the threeday symposium, naval leaders from around the world will attend presen tations and take part in panel discussions relating to current, vital maritime topics such as enhanc ing coalition operations, future trends in maritime security, and implications of climate change on mar itime security. ere are also sessions scheduled to address spe cic geographic challenges navies face. Chief of Naval Opera tions Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, sponsor of the event, also addressed the SeapowerFrom Page 9 See Seapower, Page 11 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014


NFL Sunday Ticket continues every Sun day, at KB Finnegans Irish Pub. Nine TVs, snacks, hot dogs and pulled pork sandwich es will be available for purchase. Domestic pitchers will be offered for $5. Finnegans opens at noon every Sunday through Feb. 1. For more details, call KB Finnegans Irish Pub at (912) 573-9492. Lunch at OBriens Bunker at Trident Lakes Golf Club Stop by. The friendly staff and de licious variety menu will make you glad you did. They offer a large selection of salads, sand wiches and seafood platters. Each one is made right there inside the restaurant. For the fans of OBriens from outside the base, yes they offer lumpia as an appetizer. The restaurant hours are 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. For a quick lunch carry-out, call (912) 573-0008. Bowl-In at Rack-N-Roll Lanes It will be 5 to 9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3. Two movie 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 Bay will offer a any way-any size pizza for $10 from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, call RNR Lanes at (912) 573-9492. Intramural Fall Indoor Volleyball League Registration began Sept. 1 for Fall Indoor Volleyball at the Fitness Center. Play begins Oct. 1 on the basketball prac tice court. Active-duty team and DoD team fee is $100. For more information, call IM Sports at (912) 409-1611 Intramural 7v7 Flag Football League Registration began Sept. 8 at the Fitness Complex for 7v7 Fall Flag Football. A cap tains meeting is Oct. 1 with play Oct. 6 at the fee is $100. DoD team fee is $200. For more information, call IM Sports at (912) 409-1611. Intramural Average Joes Bowling League Registration began 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. DoD team fee is $200. For more information, call Intramural Sports at (912) 409-1611. Tae Kwon Do Now at the Fitness 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 $22.50. Fees are active duty, retiree and re 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 members per month. For more information call the Fitness Center at (912) 573-3990. 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 trons using the Fitness Center. This dress 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 dur ing school breaks/ holidays at The Triplex. How to Train Your Dragon 2 is Sept. 27 and 28. Addi tional 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 pur chase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one else comes in, the movie area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information, call (912) 573-4548. The movie schedule is listed in Facebook under the events tab on 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 delegates and stressed that international cooperation is crucial to re sponding to threats such as maritime terrorism, transnational criminal or ganizations and natural disasters. None of us can ad dress these challenges alone, Greenert said. We just dont have the resources. We need a coordinated eort including the resources, skills and awareness of participat ing navies to meet these challenges. Answers to those challenges start at meetings like this, so the importance of our getting together at this forum can not be overstated. NWC President Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe welcomed the group in his opening remarks. He noted in his presentation that many of those attending were former NWC students. We admire all of you [attendees], and we are especially proud of the 86 delegates in the audience today who are graduates of the Naval War College, said Howe. To you 86, welcome back to Newport, and congratulations on your successes. We are condent that the edu cation you received here made a dierence. Four Navy ships are also in Newport during the week: joint high-speed vessel USNS Choctaw County (JHSV 2); subma rine USS Harford (SSN 768); destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109); and amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24). Established in 1884, the NWC is the oldest in stitution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 stu dents have graduated since its rst class of nine students in 1885. Approximately 300 of todays active-duty admi rals, generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. e biennial ISS was rst held in 1969 in New port and was designed to allow naval leaders from around the world to meet and discuss common is sues they face, how to ad dress these issues, and ul timately nd solutions for them.SeapowerFrom Page 10 CNO Adm. 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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, September 25, 2014 13 By David Vergun Army News ServiceRetired Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins and Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat were awarded Med als of Honor, the nations highest award for military valor,for actionsin Viet nam. President Barack Obama presented the medals Sept. 16 during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House. Adkins was present to receive his medal and Sloats was awarded post humously. Dr. Bill Sloat, Donalds brother, accept ed it on his behalf. In early 1970, an American squad in Vietnam set out on patrol, Obama re lated. He narrated what happened that day: While marching down a trail past a rice paddy, shots rang out and splintered the bamboo above the squads heads. e lead soldier had tripped a wire a booby trap. A grenade rolled toward the feet of a 20-year-old machine gunner. In 1966, on the other side of Vietnam, deep in the jungle, the commander in chief related of Sloat, a small group of Americans were crouched on top of a small hill. And it was dark and they were exhausted. e enemy had been pursuing them for days. And now they were surrounded, and the enemy was closing in on all sides, he said. Sloat stood above that grenade, and Adkins, who fought through a ferocious battle, found himself on that jungle hill. Normally, the Medal of Honor must be awarded within a few years of the ac tion. But sometimes even the most extraordinary stories can get lost in the fog of war or the passage of time, the president said. Yet, when new evidence comes to light, certain ac tions can be reconsidered for this honor, and it is en tirely right and proper that we have done so. e president then de tailed each of their acts of heroism. Spc. 4 Sloat Sloat grew up Coweta, Okla. And, he grew big to over 6-foot-4, the pres ident said. Sloat loved football, and played for a year at a ju nior college. en he de cided to join the Army. But when he went to enlist, he didnt pass his physical because of high blood pressure. So he tried again, and again, and again. In all, he took the physical maybe seven times until he passed, because Don Sloat was determined to serve his country, Obama related. In Vietnam, Sloat be came known as one of the most liked and reliable soldiers in his company. Twice in his rst months, his patrol was ambushed, the president said. Both times, Don responded with punishing re from his machine gun, leaving himself com pletely vulnerable to the enemy. Both times, he was recognized for his bravery. Or as Don put it in a letter home, I guess they think [that] Im really gung-ho or something. One morning, Sloat and his squad set out on pa trol, past that rice pad dy, down that trail, when those shots rang out. When the lead soldiers foot tripped that wire and set o the booby trap, the grenade rolled right to Dons feet. And at that moment, he could have run. At that moment, he could have ducked for cover. But Don did something truly extraordinary, Obama said. He reached down and he picked that grenade up, he continued. And he turned to throw it, but there were Americans in front of him and behind him, inside the kill zone. So Don held on to that grenade, and he pulled it close to his body. And he bent over it. And then, as one of the men said, all of a sudden there was a boom. e blast threw the lead soldier up against a boulder, the president said. Men were riddled with shrapnel. Four were medevaced out, but every one else survived. Don had absorbed the brunt of the explosion with his body, the president said. He saved the lives of those next to him. And today, were joined by two men who were with him on that patrol: Sgt. William Hacker and Spc. Michael Mulheim. For decades, Dons family only knew that he was killed in ac tion, Obama continued. eyd heard that he had stepped on a landmine. All those years, this Gold Star family honored the memory of their son and brother, whose name is etched forever on that granite wall not far from here. Late in her life, Dons mother, Evelyn, nally learned the full story of her sons sacrice. And she made it her mission to have Dons actions prop erly recognized. Sadly, nearly three years ago, Evelyn passed away. But she always be lieved she knew that this day would come, Obama concluded. Command Sgt. Maj. Adkins Adkins makes his home in Opelika, Ala., where he tends a gar den or sails his pontoon boat out on the lake, the president began. Hes been married to Mary for 58 years and is a proud father of ve, grand father of six. At 80, hes still going strong, Obama said of Adkins. In the spring of 1966, Bennie was just 32 years old and a sergeant rst class, on his second tour in Vietnam. He and his fellow Green Berets were at an isolated camp along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. A huge North Vietnam ese force attacked, bom barding Bennie and his comrades with mortars and white phosphorus, Obama related. At a time, it was nearly impossible to move with out being wounded or killed. But Bennie ran into enemy re again and again to retrieve supplies and ammo, the president narrated To carry the wounded to safety. To man the mortar pit holding o wave after wave of en emy assaults. ree times, explosions blasted him out of that mortar pit and three times, he returned. I have to be honest. In a battle and daring escape that lasted four days, Bennie performed so many acts of bravery we actually dont have time to talk about all of them, Obama said. On the rst day, Bennie was helping load a wounded American onto a helicopter. An enemy soldier jumped in the he licopter and aimed his weapon directly at the wounded soldier, prepar ing to shoot. Bennie stepped in, shielded his comrade, placing himself directly in the line of re, helping to save his wounded com rade, the president said. At another point in the battle, Adkins and a few other soldiers were trapped in a mortar pit, covered in shrapnel and smoking debris, Obama said. eir only exit was blocked by enemy ma chine gun re. So, Bennie thought fast, the president said. He dug a hole out of the pit and snuck out the oth er side. As another American escaped through that hole, he was shot in the leg. An enemy soldier charged him, hoping to capture a live POW and Bennie red, taking out that enemy and pulling his fellow American to safety. By the third day of bat tle, Adkins and a few oth ers had managed to es cape into the jungle. He had cuts and wounds all over his body, but he refused to be evac uated, Obama related. When a rescue helicopter arrived, Bennie insisted that others go instead. And so, on the third night, Bennie, wounded and bleeding, found himself with his men up on that jungle hill, exhausted and surrounded, with the enemy closing in. And after all they had been through, as if it werent enough, there was something more you cant make this up there in the jungle, they heard the growls of a tiger. It turns out that tiger might have been the best thing that happened to Bennie, the president continued. [Bennie] says, e North Vietnamese were more scared of that tiger than they were of us. Obama added, So the enemy ed. Bennie and his squad made their es cape. And they were res cued, nally, the next morning. In Adkins life, the presi dent said, We see the enduring service of our men and women in uniform. He went on to serve a third tour in Vietnam, a total of more than two decades in uniform. After he retired, he earned his masters degree, actually not one, but two, opened up an accounting rm, taught adult education classes, [and] became national commander of the Legion of Valor veterans organi zation. Bennie will tell you that he owes everything to the men he served with in Vietnam, especially the ve who gave their lives in that battle, the president continued. Every member of his unit was killed or wounded. Obama added, Were joined by some of the men who served with Bennie, including Maj. John Brad ford, the soldier that Bennie shielded in that helicopter, and Maj. Wayne Murray, the soldier Bennie saved from being captured. Sloat AdkinsDoD photo by E.J. Hersom President Barack Obama awards Army Command Sgt. Maj. Bennie G. Adkins the Medal of Honor.Two Vietnam War Soldiers earn Medal of Honor From Commander, Navy Installations Command N3 Emergency ManagementReady Navy is rapidly becoming the Navys Go-To resource for emergency preparedness. Re-branded in 2012, the public aware ness program has created a robust web site and various social media sites. Per sonnel and family members of all ages are able to link to a wide array of hazard information and resources to help guide family emergency plans that take into ac count individual needs. Wed like to see everyone in the Navy Community become familiar with and take advantage of the number of resources that can be found on the Ready Navy website before the information is a critical necessity, said Je Sanford, N37 Emergency Management. roughout the month of September, installation emergency managers will also be edu cating 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. Sanford said being and staying in formed is the rst step in the emergency preparedness cycle. Navy personnel and families can fulll their pledge to take action and take the rst step to increasing their knowledge base by taking advantage of any presen tations, information fairs, or displays that may be present at the Navy Installation near them and by following this weeks schedule of resource highlights: Find Ready Navy Kids Resources Learn about Emergency Plans for Wounded, Ill, Injured, and Exceptional Family Members kids.html; family_plans/people_with_special_ needs.html; Discover Resources for Fleet and Family Readiness waan.html; Training: Navy E-Learning CNICRNEP-0001 e Ready Navy Emergency Preparedness Course is an annual training re quirement and is now available through Navy E-Learning CNIC-RNEP-0001. Needs Assessments:; Find Regional and Installation Specic Information regional_information.html; Dont Forget Emergency Planning for Pets family_plans/pets.html For a consolidated list of resources, view Ready Navys resource page at www.ready. You can nd more information on National Preparedness Month, potential hazards and steps to prepare at www., or contact Ready Navy by e-mail at or by phone at (202) 433-9348, DSN 288-9348. Ready Navy is the Navys Emergency Preparedness Program and is sponsored by CNIC. Ready Navy provides informa tion, tools and resources to empower the Navy family to more aptly prepare for, react and recover when faced with any emergency, with or without advanced warning. Ready Navy links to info


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