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The Southernmost flyer /
Naval Air Station, Key West (Fla.)
Naval Air Station, Key West (Fla.)
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Key West Citizen
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Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 5 (Mar. 9, 1990); title from caption.
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Latest issue consulted: Vol. 2, no. 6 (Mar. 23, 1990).
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EYE ON THE FLEE TATLANTIC OCEAN inside:EAS TER Prepare ...................2 CRASH Jet recovered ..............3 VET CLINIC Katys back! ..............5 N AVY LODGE First choice when moving .7 TOP OF PAGE ONE: An MV-22 Osprey assigned to Marine Medium T iltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262 prepares to land aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). VOL. 18 NO. 13 WWW .CNIC.N AVY.MIL/KEYWES T N AVAL AIR S T A TION KEY WES T FLORIDAFRIDA Y MARCH 30, 2018(March 23, 2018) CMC Huben Phillips, of the air craft carrier USS George H.W Bush (CVN 77), signs the Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month pledge board. The ship is underway conducting sustainment exercises to maintain carrier readiness.U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Mario Coto SAAPM urges Raise Your Voice Spotlight focuses on military children FR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSOn Monday the Navy observes the 14th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with the theme Raise Your Voice for Prevention. The 2018 SAAPM theme is a reminder that everyone has a role to play in ensuring the men and women around us can live and work free from the threat of sexual assault to perform its mission. That mission also can be protected by ensuring everyone within the DOD is committed to advancing an environment where sexist behaviors and sexual harassment, hazing, bullying, and assault are not tolerated, condoned, or ignored.BY MC3 ARNESIA M CINTYRESouthernmost FlyerThe Month of the Military Child is part of the legacy of former Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, who established the DOD commemoration in 1986 to highlight the year-round contributions, courage and patriotism of the military communitys youngest members. Most people dont realize how different military kids lives are and its important to celebrate them, said Amanda Lynch, Naval Air Station Key West Child and Youth Programs teen coordinator. To let them know that its okay and were supporting them. During April, the Navy and DOD recognize the daily sacrifices miliU.S. Navy photo by MC3 Arnesia McIntyreNaval Air Station Key Wests chief petty officers past and present pose for the annual CPO anniversary photo on the USCG Ingham Wednesday. Although a Coast Guard asset, the Ingham was put to sea by the Navy during WWII. Sunday is the 125th anniversary of the chief petty officer rank and CPOs at Naval Air Station Key West recognized the week with various activities, including an all-hands barbecue. See page six for more photos.M IG HTY ANCHORS ANNIVERSARYsee CHILDREN page 2 see SAAPM page 5


tary children make and obstacles they overcome, such as frequent moves, separation from their active-duty parent and school changes. Moving and having to restart is often harder for high schoolers, said Lynch. You dont get to graduate with your friends and sometimes you cant play the sports you loved playing at your last school. This year NAS Key West celebrates the Month of the Military Child with Youth Fest from 2 5 p.m. at Sigsbee Field. The event will have numerous activities for youngsters, including a paintball gallery, animal farm, face painting, inflatables, car smash, food, and a special performance by motivational rapper Absoloot. The event is open to MWR-eligible patrons. Sigsbee Charter School, whose student population is made up of mostly military dependents, also has a celebration planned from 8 9 a.m. April 13 at the school. Military children make up a very special part of our nations population. These kids havent been here there whole life, said Lynch. They may have a different point of view on things. To show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices, the Defense Education Activity is celebrating by asking everyone to Purple Up for Military Kids! on April 18. Purple symbolizes the combined colors of all branches of the military Army green, Air Force blue, Marine red, and Navy blue.Preparing for EasterI often enjoy listening to hymns that were written in the far past. Because we are coming up on Easter, I looked up the hymn O Sacred Head, Now Wounded. I enjoy reading the lyrics written by songwriters that date back in history. I like to feel their passion and try to understand what they may have been thinking at the time they wrote their hymns. There are a lot of good songs that I could have chosen but I wanted to share just a few verses of this hymn with you today. So as you read think of it as a meditation for this Holy Easter weekend. O sacred Head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down, Now scornfully surrounded With thorns, thine only crown: How pale thou art with anguish, With sore abuse and scorn! How does that visage languish Which once was bright as morn! What thou, my Lord, has suffered Was all for sinners gain; Mine, mine was the transgression, But thine the deadly pain. Lo, here I fall, my Savior! Tis I deserve thy place; Look on me with thy favor, Vouchsafe to me thy grace. What language shall I borrow To thank thee, dearest friend, For this thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end? O make me thine forever; And should I fainting be, Lord, let me never, never Outlive my love for thee. Please join us for Easter services this Sunday. We will have a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the Truman Beach (beyond the Beach Patio Recreation Center), and a second service at 10:30 a.m. Sigsbee Park Community Center; a potluck and egg hunt for the children will follow. If you are in need of chaplain care, please call your chaplains at 305-293-2318, Naval Air Station Key West, or 305-7971211, Coast Guard Sector Key West. Visit our Facebook page Truman Chapel NAS Key West for upcoming events. COMMANDING OFFICER Capt. Bobby J. Baker EXECUTIVE OFFICER Cmdr. Greg Brotherton PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Trice Denny EDITOR Jolene Scholl S T AFF MC2 Cody Babin MC3 Arnesia McIntyreThis newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military service and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Additional copy and photographs provided by the readers of the Southernmost Flyer should be addressed to: Editor, Southernmost Flyer, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001. Copy can also be e-mailed to jolene.scholl@ Telephone (305) 293-2425/2434. DSN 4832425/2434. Deadline for all editorial copy is 4 p.m. the Friday preceding publication. All articles must be submitted on disk in text format, written in upper/lower case style. NAS Key West Command ChaplainLt. Cmdr.Scott Mason CHAPLAIN'S CORNER March 301944 Task Force 58 begins bombing of Japanese airfields, shipping, fleet servicing facilities, and other installations in the Carolines.March 311992 USS Missouri (BB 63), the last active battleship, is decommissioned.April 11893 Navy General Order 409 establishes the rank of chief petty officer.April 21951 Two F9F-2B Panthers of VF-191 drop bombs on a railroad bridge near Songjin, North Korea. This mission is the first Navy use of a jet fighter as a bomber.April 31942 Adm. Chester Nimitz is named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific O cean Areas and also retains the title of Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet.April 41949 The North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, D. C., establishing the North A tlantic Treaty Organization.April 51961 A fire-fighting party from USS Prichett (DD 561) boards the burning Chinese tanker Kwang Lung at Kaohsiung Harbor, Taiwan, extinguishing the fire before it spreads to a million gallons of gasoline.Childrencontinued from page 1 Renewable energy wind, fire has roots in historyFR OM N AS KEY WES T ENERG Y M AN AGEMENTThroughout history renew able energy sources, such as sunshine, wind, water, vegetation and the heat of the earth, have been successfully harnessed and used to provide energy. Almost 2,500 years ago, the Greeks designed their homes to use winter sunlight for heating. At that time, large, south-facing windows were used to collect solar heat, which was then stored in massive walls and floors for gradual release throughout the night to keep the home warm. The wind has also been used as an energy source for centuries. Some of its early uses include propelling ships and pumping water. Todays technological advancements have developed more efficient means of harnessing and using renewable energy sources, and these sources are gaining increasing popularity.


3 Job T itle: Air Traffic Control Hometown: Blairstown, New Jersey Prior Duty Stations: NATTC in Pensacola, Florida Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoors. Most Interesting Experience: A school graduation.ACA N John DonovanBriefly Easter services SundayNaval Air Station Key Wests Religious Ministries Department has set the Easter Sunrise Service for 7 a.m. Sunday at Truman Beach, beyond the Beach Patio Recreation Center. A second service is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Sigsbee Park Community Center. A potluck lunch and Easter egg hunt will follow the service. For more information, call 305-293-2318.Boating course setThe Key West Sail and Power Squadron is offering the Americas Boating Course at the Key West Sail and Power Squadron, 5205 College Road, Stock Island. The one and one-half day course is from 8 a.m. 5 a.m. April 7 and 8 a.m. noon on April 8. The course will give the individual their Florida State Boaters ID card, which is required for anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, to operate a boat of 10 HP or more. Anyone who is 27 years or younger is required to have the Boaters ID card. The course is free but there is a $60 for study materials; for two people sharing materials, the fee is $75. For information, call Vince Melendy at 305-2961126. More information and registration is posted at This is an introductory boating course, covering boat handling, seamanship, navigation aids, weather and marine radios. Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, through a contractor, used lift bags to raise an F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft out of shallow water March 19 following a crash just off the shore of Naval Air Station Key Wests Boca Chica Field March 14. The lift bags allowed crews to float the aircraft to the end of the runway, where it was lifted by a crane, manned by NAS Key West Public Works employees, on to a flatbed tractor trailer. The aircraft was then taken to a hangar on base, where it is being studied by the Mishap Investigation Board.U.S. Navy photo by Susan BrinkRECOVERY


MWR Update Yoga cancelledT hursdays Yoga class, scheduled for 10:30 11:30 a.m. at the Sigsbee Community Center, is cancelled for a memorial service.Gym closureThe Boca Chica Fitness Center is open for regular hours. Unfortunately, work continues on the gym floors; it remains closed until further notice. All fitness classes will continue as scheduled.FrisbeeCaptains Cup Ultimate Frisbee games start April 17 and play Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 and 6 p.m. Rosters are due April 10 and can be submitted to The league is capped at eight teams because of limited game time availability. For more details, call 305797-7791.Community RecreationMWR Community Recreation offers events each month that offer the opportunity to explore Key West and other sites. All transportation departs from the Sigsbee Community Center across from the dog park. To reserve your seat, make payment at the Ticket & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. For pricing and more event details call 305-563-0364 or visit www. N avyMWRKeyWest. com/events. April 7: Disney on Ice: Reach for the StarsYouth bowlingChild and Youth Programs hosts a youth bowling league at the Airlanes Bowling Center & Grill on the first Saturday of each month. The clinic is for children 5 18 years old; the group size is limited to 18 per session; register, drop off and pick up at the Youth Center on Sigsbee Park. Transportation departs at noon and returns by 3 p.m. For more information call 305-293-4437.CPR/First Aid cert Get certified. Save a life. Get your CPR, First Aid and AED certification for adult, children and infants in this two-day class at the Sigsbee Community Center. You must attend both the April 16 and 18 classes to complete the certification. The cost is $40 per person. The registration deadline is April 13; only 10 spots available. To register, provide payment at the Tickets & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. Call or text 305-563-0364 with questions.Sunset LoungeLive entertainment and free events are at the Sunset Lounge on Sigsbee Park overlooking the water. All events are from 6 9 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Friday: Florida Keys Brewing Tap Takeover & DJ Gunz Sunset Dance Party Saturday: Island Time Sunday: Easter party, 2 5 p.m.Navigators musicNavigators Bar at the Boca Chica Marina has live entertainment during the season from 6 9 p.m. For additional details, call 305-293-2468 or visit www.NavyMWRKeyWest. com/events Friday: Tom Taylor April 14: Island TimeSingle SailorThe Liberty Program offers events and activities for single or unaccompanied E-6 and below. Follow on Facebook at www.Facebook. com/MWRLibertyKeyWest or register for text updates by texting request to 305797-4468. Contact Maria for upcoming events at 305-797-4468. This months activities: Friday: Bowling at Airlanes


5 This week at FFSC Command IndocMonday Friday, 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Bldg. A-515, Boca Chica Field This five-day class advises incoming personnel of base policies, procedures and services available. A variety of guest speakers will present an array of topics and will take questions from training participants. For more information, call CSC Matthew Reikowski 305-293-2661.IA Spouse & Family GroupMonday, 9 10 a.m., FFSC Meet and catch up with other IA families in the area and explore some of the unique challenges faced by IA families. The time together helps make connections with other families dealing with similar issues. Register with Amanda Slater at 305-293-2766 or email FFSC offers many services including deployment support, relocation assistance, family employment readiness, life skills education, personal financial management, crisis incident response and training, sexual assault prevention and response, ombudsman support, transition assistance management, family advocacy and professional counseling. For more information or to request services, call 305293-4408 or visit the center at 804 Sigsbee Rd., Sigsbee Park. U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Arnesia McIntyreArmy Veterinarian Capt. Katy Edwards gets some help from a little friend during Morale, Welfare and Recreations veterinarian clinic Tuesday at Sigsbee Park. Edwards, from Patrick Air Force Base, was here for the quarterly veterinary clinic on base. The clinic, which is open to active and retired military, was completely booked this session.DOCTORS HELPER Commander, Navy Installations Command is joining other Navy com ponents and services to observe SAAPM with a variety of activities and events at installations across the enterprise. Among the most important activities at Naval Air Station Key West is training Sailors and civilians as victims advocates. I am very excited that we had 16 people from NAS Key West and several different tenant commands complete the initial SAPR Victim Advocate training, said Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Danielle Martin. Martin and her team have planned a number of events during the month of April: Proclamation Signing and Ribbon Tying NAS Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker hosts the signing and a ribbon tying to kickoff SAAPM at 10 a.m. T uesday in Bldg. A-324 on Boca Chica Field. A SAPR Fair with resources and information on sexual health and responsibility follows at Bldg. A-515, Boca Chica. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Competition Walk, run and/or cycle in support of all survivors of sexual assault. Keep track of how many miles you walk, run and/or cycle (non-motorized pedal power only please) each day. Log your miles on the sheet posted at Boca Chica Gym or email to at the end of each week. Awards will be given for each category. The competition runs from April 1 21. Winners receive their awards at the SAPR Sports Day April 27. Unit SAPR Bulletin Board Challenge Create a SAPR Display Board at your command. Photograph the display and email it to danielle.c.martin@navy. mil. The displays and the winner of the challenge will be posted on social media. Denim/Wear T eal Day Civilian employees are encouraged to wear something teal and jeans on April 25 to promote sexual assault awareness and start conversations around victim-blaming. The Denim Day campaign was originally triggered by a ruling from the Italian Supreme Court in which a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. SAPR Sports Day Strike out Sexual Assault by joining us at this familyfriendly event April 27 at Sigsbee Field. C ommands will compete against each other in softball, basketball, and kickball followed by a barbecue. We will also have SAPR VA recognition and an awards ceremony. Register your commands team or hang out on the sidelines cheering on your team. All are encouraged to wear teal. I think the activities we have planned will be entertaining as well as informative for active duty, family and friends, Martin added. Although the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program is a year-round effort, SAAPM offers additional opportunities for members of the DOD community to renew their commitment to eliminating sexual assault from our ranks. Every Sailor, civilian and family member plays a part in reducing and eliminating sexual assault. For more information, email Martin at danielle., or phone, 305-293-2408.SAAPMcontinued from page 1


Navy chief petty officers celebrate 125th anniversaryU.S. Navy photo by YNC Derrick CunninghamN AS Key West Command Master Chief Marcus Aguirre speaks to Sailors at the CPO Mess during a Sailors appreciation barbecue Thursday The CPO organized a number of events in recognition of their 125th anniversiversary of the establishment of the rank of chief petty officer .U.S. Navy photo by Jolene SchollRetired Master Chief Jim Cummings, left, helps his shipmate ACC Joseph Blocker flip burgers and dogs for the CPO All Hands Barbecue Thursday at Boca Chica Field.U.S. Navy photo by Jolene SchollAMAN Marquietta Cunningham, A T2 Cledith Barnesrayford and AM2 N athan French pose with the Goat Locker trophy presented to them after they won a CPO Fitness Challenge Monday at Sigsbee Field. The team is assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106. FR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRS Naval Air Station Key Wests Chief Petty Officers Mess, Boca Chica Field hosted a number of events this week to celebrate CPO Heritage Week; the rank of chief petty officer was established on April 1, 1893. The mess held a Goat Locker Challenge Monday, a CPO 5K run Tuesday, and a Sailors appreciation barbecue in the mess parking lot Thursday. During the barbecue, the Key West Area Chief Petty Officers Association presented cadets from Key West High Schools Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps a $1,000 check to support the unit.


7 FOR SALE Never used in the box Samsung ME21M706BAS stainless steel 2.1 overthe-range microwave. $250. Please call Dave at 305-744-0152. New tires, zero miles 205/55 R 16. Continental Pro Contact mounted on brand new 2015 VW alloy rims. $300. Please call Dave at 305-744-0152. FOR RENT Cudjoe Key 2BR/1BA apartment by the water. Nice kitchen area with new appliances, large dining/living room plus studio area. Central A/C. Utilities included. $1,875 per month. Available April 15. Maximum of two people/ no pets. Call 305-394-7464 or email bwpsg45@icloud. com. Please call after 5:30 p.m., or any time over weekend. Sigsbee Park 2BR/1BA townhome. DOD-employed female seeks other DOD employed female to share base housing. Must be clean, respectful; prefer no pets. For more information, call or text to 813260-0506. New Town 1 BR/1 BA cottage, 450 sq. ft. Nonsmoking, A/C, one parking space provided. Furnished (arrangements can be made for unfurnished). $2,000/month; active duty with ID pay $1,800 per month. Water included. Minimum one year lease w/ F/L/S due at signing. Occupancy limited to two people. Call Cynthia at 305-304-0439 for inquiries. Photos texted on request. Cudjoe 2BR/2BA oceanfront house. Available April 15. Wrap-around deck with sunset view. Fully furnished. Off-street parking. F/L/S $3,300/month plus utilities. Long-term/military preferred. Call Lorenzo at 305-998-8327. Stock Island 3BR/2BA house, excellent condition. Recently remodeled. Central A/C, Large back covered patio. Off-street parking. F/L/S. $3,000/ month. Available March 5. Please call Didier at 305304-1758. HELP WANTED Sloppy Joes Bar seeking security staff. Candidates must possess customer service skills, have sound judgment and good decision making skills. Call Jodi Novosel at 305-296-2388, x123, or email EOE. Sloppy Joes Bar seeks a DJ for Tuesday nights, 9 p.m. close. Must have relevant experience, own music, and able to keep the crowd going between live band breaks. Call Jodi Novosel at 305-296-2388, x123, or email EOE. Sloppy Joes Bar seeks a sound Tech part time, Thursday nights. Must have technical knowledge of sound and lighting. Requires coordinating with bands for special needs. Call Jodi Novosel at 305296-2388, x123, or email EOE. Atlantic Pacific Insurance is seeking a receptionist/ processor for a full-time position in Key West. For more information, email Hyatt Windward Pointe seeks a full-time front desk associate. No overnight shifts. Benefits include hotel discounts, vacation, sick pay, 401K plan, dental, vision, and medical insurance. Apply at jobs. NAS KEY WEST CLASSIFIEDS are free for activeduty and retired personnel, their families and civilian base employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tuesday prior to that Fridays issue. Make submissions to the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office by email, jolene.; mail, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 305-293-2627. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for four issues. Name and phone number must accompany requests. For more information, call 305-293-2425. FR OM NEX COMWith spring around the corner, many military families may soon be receiving permanent change of station orders to move to a new duty station. Navy Lodge is the official government lodging when on PCS orders. Navy Lodge offers guests value with room rates at an average of 45 percent below comparable civilian hotels. Navy Lodges are a comfortable and safe place to stay for families on P CS orders, said Sharon Chavarry, general manager of Navy Lodge Key West. In addition to being a friendly and inviting place for one night or an extended stay, Navy Lodges offer spacious rooms, comfortable lobby and free Wi-Fi, breakfast, newspaper and weekly managers reception,: she said. Most Navy Lodges also allow pets under 50 pounds to stay in the room. Navy Lodge family suites offer guests oversized rooms with living and dining area, fully equipped kitchen and flat screen televisions with cable and DVD player. On-site amenities include guest laundry facilities, vending machines as well as childrens outside play area and workout room at many locations. Every Navy Lodge is handicapped accessible. For reservations, call 800628-9466 or go on line at or Lodge a good choice when on PCS orders U.S. Navy photo by MC3 Arnesia McIntyreSeven Naval Air Station Key West Sailors completed their training, received certificates and became the newest members of the Auxiliary Security Force Thursday. From left to right, NAS CMC Marcus Aguirre, Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker, and front row, ABE3 Joshua Jeffers, ACAA Wendy Alvarezlopez, ABH2 James Frary, back row, ET2 Ryan Saylor, ACAR Evan McGrew, ET3 Bailey Wilson, AD3 Nicholas Davis and Executive Officer Cmdr. Greg Brotherton. ASF READ Y