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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 TYAP, MICRONESIA inside:FAREWELL Sandy retires ..............2 BRIEFLY N AS at Ocean Fest ........3 YOUTH FES T Mark your calendar .......4 CLASSIFIEDS Jobs, rentals ..............6 TOP OF PAGE ONE: A T -45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to T raining Air Wing (T W) 2 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W Bush (CVN 77). VOL. 18 NO. 14 WWW .CNIC.N AVY.MIL/KEYWES T N AVAL AIR S T A TION KEY WES T FLORIDAFRIDA Y APRIL 6, 2018(March 30, 2018) Lt. Inga OShea inspects a local Y apese childs teeth during a health fair at Y ap Memorial Hospital in support of Pacific Partnership 2018. The partnerships mission is to work collectively with host and partner nations to enhance regional interoperability and disaster response capabilities, increase stability and security in the region and foster new and enduring friendships.U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Micah Blechner Skipper signs April SAAPM proclamationFR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSNaval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker signed a proclamation in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Preventio Month on Tuesday. This years theme is Raise Your Voice for Prevention, which serves as a reminder that everyone has a role to play in ensuring the men and women can NAS hurricane repairs reach $36MFR OM N AVFAC SE PUBLIC AFFAIRSNaval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast recently awarded a nearly $12.5 million increase to a previously awarded task order for the stabilization and repairs due to Hurricane Irma at Naval Air Station Key West. This task order will be used for roof replacement, further stabilization of damaged facilities, mold remediation and other construction related tasks resulting from the hurricane, which hit NAS with Category 1 winds in the early morning of Sept. 10. We continue to see improvements every day since Hurricane Irma, said NAS Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker. The base took a hit, but with the help of NAVFAC, we are operational and continue to train warfighters, just six months after the storm. URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina, was contracted last fall to make repairs to Navy and Marine Corps facilities that were damaged in Florida and Georgia Sea turtle nesting season begins soonFR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSWhile Irma did her best to bust the end of the sea turtle nesting season in 2017, its hard to tell what effect shell have this year on the nesting cycle, which runs April 15 and runs through Oct. 31. M y guess is that the extra sand and newly formed beaches throughout the Keys should provide more places for sea turtles to nest, but sea turtle nesting is cyclical, so those changes may not be realized until beyond this season, according to Naval Air Station Key West Natural Resources Manager Matthew Martin. Martin and trained volunteers will monitor Truman Annex Beach and Boca Chica Beach for sea turtle activity. Last year, at least three nesting sites were identified. Green sea turtle hatchlings emerged from a single nest in August and Martin found another nine active hatchlings trapped in the nest when he conducted a mandated inspection a few days after the initial emergence.see REPAIRS page 3U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Cody BabinN aval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker signs the proclamation T uesday in recognition of the 14th Annual Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Joining him are members of the stations Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program, including military and civilian victim advocates.see SAAPM page 6 see TUR TLES page 3


Give loveThere are times in our society when we need to show love to our neighbor. That time is every day. It may not seem easy to do but with the help of Gods example, I feel that we can succeed. This past weekend the Christian church celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. Gods love for his children is written well in John 15:13, Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. Another definition of love is found in 1 Corinthians 13: 4 7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. With our focus on Christs R esurrection, and in remembering the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and his emphasis on love, I want to leave you with this quote from King, I have decided to stick with love; hate is too great a burden to bear. What a great truth is spo ken in this quote. So, I want to encourage you to not carry the burden of hate, but to carry the joy of loving our neighbor and see where God will lead you from there. Please join us on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for worship service with the Praise Band and childrens church at the Sigsbee Park Community Center. Visit our Facebook page (NAS Key West Chapel) for upcoming events. If you are in need of chaplain care, please call your chaplains at 305-293-2318, Naval Air Station Key West, or 305-2928788, Coast Guard Sector Key West. 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 April 61909 Cmdr. Robert Peary reaches the North Pole, and drops a note in a glass bottle into a crevice in the ice claiming the entire polar region for the U.S. on behalf of the president.April 71945 The first two Navy flight nurses land on an active battlefield at Iwo Jima.April 81848 The first U.S. flag is flown over the Sea of Galilee when Lt. William Lynch sails in an iron boat up the Jordan River.April 91943 Due to World War II, the rank of commodore is reestablished as a temporary rank.April 101966 During the Vietnam War, the river patrol boats (PBRs) of River Patrol Force commence operations on inland waters of South Vietnam.April 111991 The U.N. Security Council declares a formal cease-fire ending the Persian Gulf War.April 121945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt dies at Warm Springs, Georgia. He was the nations longest-serving president and also served as assistant secretary of the Navy. Sandy Cole, a DOD civilian in Naval Air Station Key Wests Information Technology Department, retired March 31 after 16 years of service. Cole, who served in the Navy as an aircrew survival equipmentman from 1974 1984 and then worked for 16 years in the IT field, joined NAS Key West in 2002 as a computer specialist. Congratulations, Sandy, and thank you for your service! F AIR WINDS & FOLLO WING SEASU.S. Navy photo by Gidget Johns


3 The two remaining iden tified nests disappeared as Hurricane Irma blew through Sept. 10. We have no way to know if last years hatchlings survived Irma, but sea turtles have been adapting to tropical cyclones since dinosaurs were roaming the earth, Martin noted. This season Martin expects to see nesting Loggerhead turtles, as they are the most common in Florida. He also expects to again see the less common Green sea turtle. Their numbers across Florida are on the rise and it seems that a generation once hunted out of existence in the Lower Keys may have been finally replaced because of conservation efforts, said Martin. M artin also suspected a Hawksbill sea turtle may have nested during the 2017 nest season. Unfortunately, Irma buried it before its due date, so we may never know, he noted. That said, its not outside the realm of possibility to get a Hawksbill sea turtle nest. Anyone who observes a sea turtle on shore, alive or dead, should contact Martin at 305797-9576. We also collect data on sick, injured, or deceased sea turtles (called strandings) on behalf of the state, he said. People shouldnt approach, handle, disturb or harass a sea turtle as they are protected by Florida and federal law. Only those trained and with permits can handle sea turtles. Dogs are not permitted on the beaches because of their tendency to dig holes. Active sea turtle nests produce odors detectible by dogs and the dogs present a hazard if they try to dig up the nest, which needs to stay covered for eggs to properly develop. Martin also urged those in neighboring homes to limit outdoor lighting as it can cause nesting females and/or hatchlings to become disoriented; the turtles instinct is to follow light like the moon to guide them to the sea. And if folks do find themselves on one of the beaches at night, they should use red lighting either red bulbs or a red filter since that wavelength of light does not register with sea turtles, he added. For more information, email Martin at matthew.s.martin1@ U.S. Navy photo by Jolene SchollScaffolding fills Hangar A-936, home of Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111, as contractors begin making repairs caused by Hurricane Irma Sept. 10. when Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida S ept. 9 and 10. After award of this modification, the total cumulative task order value will be $36 million. Hurricane Irma left many building envelopes exposed by either a compromised roof or exterior closure. To date, the regional storm repair contract has addressed damage to over 120,000 square feet of roof, 232 windows, and 83 doors. The first objective for executing this contract was to ensure all building envelopes were secured prior to addressing interior spaces, said NAS Key West Public Works O fficer Lt. Cmdr. Shawn Gorman. To date, roofing and interior repairs averaged approximately two months and two weeks respectively per facility. Upcoming critical work includes shoring and concrete repairs at hangar A-936, constructing new receiver and transmitter facilities, and perimeter fence repairs. Work is expected to be completed by September.Southernmost Flyer archive photoFour of nine Green sea turtles found trapped in a emerged nest in August 2017 by N atural Resources Manager Matthew Martin. Repairscontinued from page 1 Earth Day events scheduledFR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSNaval Air Station Key Wests Environmental Division will host a shoreline cleanup and an exhibit at the upcoming Ocean Fest to promote the Navys 2018 theme for Earth Day, Global Reach, Local Action. This years theme is a reminder to Sailors, Navy families and civilians that as a result of our Navys global presence, we all have opportunities to make positive changes for the environment in our own communities, and across our regions and installations, not only on Earth Day, but throughout the year. Earth Day is April 13. NAS Key West, which is located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, is the conservator for a number of endangered and protected species. On April 13, volunteers will gather on the southeast end of Fleming Key to clean the shore of remaining debris from Hurricane Irma. The cleanup will run from 7:30 10 a.m. Bring a hat, sunglasses, insect repellant and sunscreen. Also, wear sturdy shoes. On April 14, the NAS environmental team will participate in the 8th annual Ocean Fest, set for 10 a.m. 6 p.m. in NOAAs Florida Keys EcoDiscovery Center, 35 E. Quay Road. Those attending Motes Ocean Fest: A Community Celebration can explore conservation and environmental exhibits, meet live animals and experience touch tanks, meet Mote scientists and researchers and see exhibits from other conservation and environmental groups, like NAS. For more information on cleanup, email matthew. For Ocean Fest info, visit from page 1


Youth FestIn celebration of April being the Month of the M ilitary Child, M WRs annual Youth Fest will be held on April 14 from 2 5 p.m. at Sigsbee Field. Enjoy an afternoon with the families of NAS Key West, featuring face painting, paintball shooting gallery, animal farm, inflatables, Waynes Auto car smash and a performance by motivational rapper Absoloot. Food will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the NAS Key West Holiday Committee. This event is sponsored by: Absoloot, USAA, Waynes Auto, Fury Water Adventures Key West, Waste M anagement Key West, FL, Sparkling Ice, Key West Military Affairs Committee, Navy League Key West Council, Southernmost VFW Post 3911 and the NAS Key West Chief Petty Officers Association. Sponsorship does not imply Federal endorsement of product or service. For more information or questions call 305-2932783.Paint & SipCommunity Recreation is hosting a Paint & Sip event April 18 from 6 8 p.m. at the Sigsbee Community Center. The cost is $35 per person and includes the canvas an supplies as well as an apron. A limited number of spots available, so register as soon as possible at the Tickets & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. Pre-registration is required. Note: This event is open to ages 21 & older. For more details visit www. events or call 317-292-6557.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 305-5630364 with questions.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.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.Youth 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.MWR Update see MWR page 5


5 Sunset LoungeLive entertainment and free events are at the Sunset Lounge in Sigsbee Park overlooking the water. All events are from 6 9 p.m., unless noted other wise. The schedule: Friday: DJ GunzCraft nightMWR Community Recreation offers a number of crafting opportunities each month at the Sigsbee Community Center. All supplies are provided and patrons are welcome to bring their favorite beverages. Most activities are open to children unless stated otherwise. Pre-registration is required. To register, make full payment at the Tickets & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. Upcoming events: Wednesday: Ropewrapped candle holderSingle SailorThe Liberty Program offers events and activities for single or unaccompanied E-6 and below. Follow on Facebook at MWRLibertyKeyWest or register for text updates by texting request to 305-7974468. This months activities: Friday: Barracks movie, Total Recall, at 6 p.m. Tuesday: Pool tournament in the barracks at 6 p.m. Thursday: Dinner and a movie, S trong, with spaghetti & meatballs, 6 p.m. April 15: BBQ and snorkel at Fort Zachary Taylor, 11 a.m. April 19: Bubble Paint at Sunset Lounge, 5 8 p.m. April 21: Tortuga IV onehalf day fishing trip, $40 April 24: Mario Cart Tourney in the barracks at 6 p.m. April 25: Resin Glass Art at Sigsbee Community Center at 6 p.m. April 26: Game Night in the barracks at 6 p.m. April 28: Backyard BBQ at Sunset Lounge at 4 p.m. April 29: Lighthouse & LunchFitness hoursThe fitness center on Boca Chica has returned to regular hours: 5 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday Friday and 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All fitness classes are free to authorized patrons and are designed for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. The fitness schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 305-293-2480 for more information. Monday Yoga 6:30 7:45 p.m., Sigsbee Community Center Wednesday Cycling Power Hour 5:30 6:30 p.m., Boca Chica Cycling Studio Job opportunities There are currently a number of open positions within MWR and NGIS. This weeks highlighted jobs are Child & Youth Programs lead. There are two positions open and applications must apply via www.USJOBS.ORG for this specific position. There are also open positions for bartenders, child care workers, maintenance workers and more. See the jobs list at www. N avyM W RKeyWest. com/jobs.This week at FFSC TAP Workshop Monday Friday, 7:45 a.m. 4 p.m. Bldg. A-515, Boca Chica Field The Transition Assistance M anagement (Tap) Workshop is a five-day workshop that provides the most current information and referral services to exiting military members and their spouses. Topics offered include individual skills assessment, career research, understanding the civilian workplace, the job search, interviewing techniques and veteran benefits. This workshop is open to the active duty member and spouse. Contact your career counselor to register.Stress ManagementMonday, 1 2 p.m., FFSC Through discussion of different strategies to manage stress, this workshop helps participants increase their awareness of sources of stress and how to identify the physical symptoms of stress and its impact. Register with Amanda Slater at 305-293-2766 or email for a CauseWednesday,8: 30 10 a.m., FFSC Join us for this kid friendly event bringing awareness to Child Abuse Prevention Month. Children can enjoy coloring military themed workbooks and handouts, while parents discuss ways to strengthen the military community. For more information, contact Amanda Slater at 305293-2766 or email AwarenessApril 13, 10 11 a.m., FFSC This workshop will help you identify signs and symptoms to watch for and address, as well as steps to take if a peer is showing these signs. Register with Amanda Slater at 305-293-2766, 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.MWRcontinued from page 4


live and work free from the threat of sexual assault so they can perform the mission. Following the sign ing, the command triad Baker, Executive Officer Cmdr. Greg Brotherton and Command Master Chief Marcus Aguirre tied teal ribbons on palm trees in front of the command building, A-324, Boca Chica Field. Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Danielle Martin then hosted an education/information fair at Bldg. A-515. A skew of activities are planned to engage Sailors and DOD civilians during SAAPM, including: 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 until April 21. Winners receive their awards at the SAPR Sports Day on April 27. Unit SAPR Bulletin Board Challenge Create a SAPR Display Board at your command. Photograph the display and email it to The displays and the winner of the challenge will be posted on social media. Denim/Wear Teal 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 S exual Assault by joining us at this familyfriendly event April 27 at Sigsbee Field. Commands 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. 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. E very Sailor, civilian and family member plays a part in reducing and eliminating sexual assault. For more information, contact Martin at danielle. or 305293-2408. FOR SALE Never used in the box Samsung ME21M706BAS stainless steel 2.1 over the range microwave. $250. Please call Dave at 305744-0152. 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 inqui ries. Photos texted upon request. Cudjoe Key 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. 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 all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more information, call 305-293-2425. SAAPMcontinued from page 1