WAVES at Whiting Field PG 2 Navy Celebrates Womens History Month PG 3 NASWF Sailor Advances to Navy Wide Award Competition PG 4 Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Fla. Vol. 74 No. 05 March 8, 2018 Forging Aviators for the Fleet
and Ruth Kleinschmidt Sk. 2/c, both experienced, will be her part time helpers. The beauty parlor was created in support of the WAVES operating on the base. The Whiting Tower again references the impact of WAVES at Whiting Field in an April 7, 1944 article, Work of Whiting Waves GratifyingCapt. McAfee. The article comes after a visit by USNR Director of the Womens Reserve, Captain Mildred McAfee, to the installation. Captain McAfee was accompanied by Congresswoman Margaret Chase Smith, the only female member of the Naval Affairs committee, and members of the Advisory Educational Council of the Womans Reserve. It is gratifying to see women arrive at a new station and make themselves thoroughly valuable in the opinion of all concerned, McAfee was quoted in the ar ticle. McAfee went on to call the work of Whiting Waves as remarkable. Captain McAfee visited the WAVES at various areas throughout the installation. While observing a maquoted, This is an impressive sight and proves to me that these girls can take it with the men. 2 The Whiting TowerCapt. Paul Bowdich Cmdr. Don Gaines Master Chief (AW/SW) Lee Stephens Whiting Field News WAVES at Whiting Field: A Historical Perspective of Womens History Month The Whiting Tower is an authorized publication for members of the Naval Air Station Whiting Field team, tenant commands, their family members and retirees in the sur rounding area. The contents of this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Navy, and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Whiting Field.Lt. j.g. Luke Rague Ens. Kyle Muka Ens. Caroline Ready Ens. Nick SpalenyCover Photo: A student aviator and instructor pilot walk to their 28, 2018. Photo by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff. By Jamie Link, NAS Whiting Field PAO and Ens. Kyle Muka Tower in 1944. The control tower was one of many base operations supported by WAVES personnel at NAS Whiting Field. U.S. Navy Julie Ziegenhorn Jamie LinkCont. on page 5 Since the inception of Navy Auxiliary Air Station role in supporting the Navy and the aviation community. March is Womens History Month, commemorating the contributions and support women have made throughout the years. Excerpts from the Whiting Tower provide a peak into the history of the United States Naval Reserve (Womens Reserve), also known as Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES). ing Field comes from the February 11, 1944 edition of the Whiting Tower. The article is entitled, Waves to Run Beauty Shop, and details the set-up of a base beauty par lor. The Whiting Field beauty parlor to be opened as soon as equipment can be installed on the second deck of the Welfare building, will be run by WAVE beauty operators, the article states Betty West, Y 3/c, a beauty operator in civilian life, will be in charge, and Ruth Gillis S 1/c,
Marines that make up the 31st MEU will deploy aboard ships of the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for followa routine patrol to strengthen regional WASHINGTON (NNS) -The Navy joins the nation heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to Women have served in the Navy as nurses datwhen the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard USS gained permanent status in the Navy with the passage of and express gratitude to the trailblazers who demonstrated unparalleled courage, tenacity and vision, sometimes in the face of systemic headwinds, to chart a course for 3 Across the Fleet A special Rosie the Riveter cake was created by culinary specialists aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in honor of Womens History Month 2017. The event honored iconic Navy women such as Rear Adm. Grace Hopper, Capt. Sarah Joyner, and Chief Yeoman Loretta Walsh. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Juan Cubano. Cont. on page 6 Cont. on page 7 Historic First: F-35B Lands on USS WaspBy Amphibious Force 7th Fleet Public Affairs 121) arrived aboard the amphibious assault ship USS has deployed aboard a U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, will provide a robust set of sea-based capabilities that will enhance Navy-Marine Corps expeditionary operations. The aircraft is equally capable of conducting precision strikes inland, supporting Marines inserted ashore or providing air defense for the Expeditionary Strike Group. capability for the Navy-Marine Corps team in our lifeextremely versatile and will greatly enhance and expand VMFA-121 Pilots are scheduled to conduct a se-Navy Celebrates Womens History Month An F-35B Lightning II with Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 121 touches down on the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp U.S. Navy ship and with a Marine Expeditionary Unit in the Indo
4 Whiting Field News March 8 1822 Crew from the schooner Enterprise capture and burn seven small pirate vessels off Cape Antonio, Cuba. March 9 1862 CSS Virginia engage in close combat in Hampton Roads, Va. Neither side could claim victory, but it eventually ends the era of wooden ships. March 10 1948 aboard USS Boxer (CV 21) off San Diego, with a number of landings and takeoffs. March 11 1942 Lt. John Bulkeley, commander of Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron 3, helps Gen. Douglas MacArthur and Rear Adm. Francis W. Rockwell, as well as their families and others, escape the Philippines.This Day in Naval History NAS Whiting Field Sailor Advances to Navy Wide Award Competition advanced through the Navy Region Southeast and CNIC award levels. Kerschs superior leadership and professionalism have contributed to the safe and effective training environment at NAS Whiting Field. His actions have directly resulted in the completion of more than 167,000 Photos by Lt. j.g. Luke Rague, NAS Whiting Field Public Affairs Staff.
The tour also included aviation machinist mates, metal smiths and trainer operators. The Tower article goes on to say Captain McAfee, used three words in identifying the Navy: Stupendous, letters of each S.O.S. You are learning something in a greater degree, and are enduring, which will make you the kind of peace-time citizens this nation needs for years to come. These historical examples are just two of the many impacts that WAVES had on NAS Whiting Field, the Navy and Military as a whole. These women were trailblazers for the full incorporation of women into the tions to come. tory month is Honoring Trailblazing Women Who Have Paved the Way for Future Generations. the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women imitated a womens history week to coincide with inter to growing support for the week, Congress passed a joint Whiting Field News 5WAVES -Cont. from page 2 WAVES personnel were among the Parachute Loft Complement at NAS Whiting Field, photographed in 1945. WAVES helped support numerous base operations at NAS Whiting Field. U.S. Navy resolution proclaiming a Womens History Week. The Nadedicated to honoring and preserving womens history, the entire month of March. Since then, National Womens History Month commemorates the diverse contributions women have made, and continue to make, to our Nation. Congratulations to TRAWING 5 Civilians of the QuarterTRAWING-5 Civilians of the Quarter were recently recognized at a Wing event. Pictured from left to right: Wanda Johnson, TW5 Academic Training Student Control; Lisa Bastien, TW5 Helicopter Instructor Training Unit; Gary Anctil, TW5 Supply Technician; and Keith Barney, TW5 Student Control.
Whiting Field News 6 F-35B -Cont. from page 3alliances, provide rapid-response capability and advance ated concept that aims to provide lethality and survivability to a traditional three-ship amphibious ready group by into amphibious operations. By adding these enabling capabilities, the amphibious force can more effectively defend against adversarial threats in the undersea, surface strike from the sea. The 31st MEU is the only forward-deployed Combat Element. Air, ground and logistics forces make a composite of capabilities that allow the MEU, in partnership with Navy amphibious ships, to conduct a widerange of missions from crisis response to disaster relief. man on the ground. It brings a range of new capabilities to the MEU that make us a more lethal and effective Marine Multi-mission guided-missile destroyers USS a range of operations and training with the Wasp Expeditionary Strike Group for varying stretches during the patrol. quently departed Norfolk to forward-deploy to Sasebo, Japan, as part of a Department of Defense effort to place the full range of Expeditionary Strike Group capabilities is better positioned than ever before to support our comThe Wasp ESG is on a routine patrol in the Indocapability in the event of a contingency and working with partners and allies to increase combined capacity for regional security. -stretching from the International Date Line to the India/ Pakistan border and from the Kuril Islands in the North to
7 Whiting Field News Tighe, deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare/director of naval intelligence. Over the last century, women have served aboard opened all military occupations and positions to women. Female Sailors and civilians play an integral role in the success of the Navy as part of the One Navy Team. Women serve in every rank from seamen to admiral and hold nearly every job from naval aviator to deep-sea divincluding eight percent of all senior and master chiefs. admirals are comprised of women. women and 26 percent are Senior Executive Service members.Womens History Month -Cont. from page 3 M. Richardson, actively being inclusive and open to diverse perspectives will produce leaders and teams who learn and adapt to achieve maximum possible perfor mance, who achieve and maintain high standards, and are ready for decisive operations and combat. skill sets and experiences which ultimately helps increase the effectiveness of the Navy. Integrating Sailors and civilians from diverse backgrounds enables the Navy to reskilled personnel. A complete educational presentation, including month, can be requested from the Defense Equal Oppor tunity Management Institute (DEOMI) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Raelyn Latchaw, Fitness Center Team8 Whiting Field Fitness Corner Your Mother Was Right... Your mother was right. About eating your vegetables, that is. How many of us recall the daily dinner reminder to eat our vegetables? A vast majority would be my guess. Well, it turns out that was actually very good advice. are a vital component to achieving maximal health. These gifts of nature are packed with essential vitamins, miner at optimal levels. For example, did you know that muscle contraction requires minerals to operate properly or that free radicals found in our body require antioxidants to neutralize them? And if we are going to get surface level on the topic, our complexion, hair, and nails are also healthier and more vibrant when our body is getting the essential nutrients it needs through a healthy diet. These are only a few good reasons why fruit and veggie intake is so key to optimal health; the list is practically endless. So if your mother didnt convince you with her persistent nagging, do your own research and let the evidence sway your conscience. Check out websites like the American Dietetic Association for some basic information to get you started on your healthy eating expedition. And to help you translate knowledge into action we are offering a March Fitness Center Challenge. Its called Give Me Five. This challenge will kick start your new veggies every day. Well even gift you at months end for your kind efforts to yourselfwhat other motivation do you need? Just drop by the Fitness Center and get signed up to commit to a healthier diet and healthier you, and then you can call your mother and tell her she was right. But well leave that one up to you.
redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Transition GPS is an outcome-based, curriculum with standardized learning objectives that transforms the way the military prepares Service members transitioning out of Active Duty to pursue their career goals. It is designed to help Service members meet their mandatory Career Readiness Standards (CRS), regardless of military branch, and be career ready prior to transition. The TGPS Workshop is Mandatory for all separating or retiring service members. Pre-Separation Counseling is initiated through Chief Thurman Winkler, the Command Career Counselor (CCC) here at NAS Whiting Field and must be completed before you can be signed up for this Workshop. The next counseling session is March 13 from sign up. News & Notes 9 SAPR April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) and we are gearing up for some great events. But our efforts to encourage a culture of dignity and respect continue to be strong throughout the year. Raise action, lets start now! If you need assistance please call: West (Main) Gate Improvement Notice the base will shift north on Langley Street onto the newly north onto the current outbound lane. This lane shift is only in the area between Magda Village (RV Park) and Westgate Dr. Gate entry and exit remains the yond this area remain the same. Please use caution when approaching this area. Transition, Goals, Plans, Success (TGPS) Workshop March 19 to 23 in the Fleet and Family Support Centers TGPS sition GPS curriculum is a critical component of the
Whiting Field News 10Congratulations to TRAWING-5 Wingers TRAWING-5 Academic Award and Commodores List Recipients receive recognition at TRAWING-5 Headquarters on February 26. Congratulations to TRAWING 5 Academic Award and Commodores List Recipients Top Row: Middle Row: Maj. Gen. Russell Sanborn, USMC, Commander U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe and Africa Bottom Row: