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Page 2 JAX AIR NE'W'S 13 October _

iemCapt. -S Mission Has Changed But Station I

HAS, ,l.cbenllJe) Still Remains Complex Enterprise

James ft. beefy _______ _____________ Commanding Officer *."' .' ,.
The of the U. S. '
Comdr. Robert Nalson story Navy ,>
-- ExecutIve Officer t' "" ; '< ,:
HAl Six Fl*.t Air MboHvllU in Jacksonville begins with f:. -
leer Adm. Kenneth Craig __________________ Commander preparations for establish-' ;:
Capt. Grayiton H. Weber __ Chief of Staff, FalrJax ?
ment of the Naval Air Station :. ,""
Capt. Nelson M., Head Chief of Staff, NAB Six ,><"<:'i' 1
HM Air Wing EUv a which this week is 20 '

Capt. Renfro Turner, Jr. _______'___ __ ___ Commander .years old. '! :
Capt. Murlln W. Alley Chief Staff Officer In 1938 a special body, called, r .... Jr'.';
Naval Air Technical Training Unit. .. /"
the Board directed
Hepburn ,
Capt. Robert J. Fleming .. Commanding Officer < '{ >" 1
Comdr Marion K. Smith Executive Officer to investigate "southeasternnaval 5walfird t ... r
,Naval Hetpltal air base." On July 18,1939, j .,
Capt. William L Engelman _... Commanding Officer Duval County citizens passeda ,. ',;,rJ1' (
Capt. John 0. Feder ,, ? .-. Executive Officer: 4 ,. '
NARTU .$1,100,000 bond issue to pur- .. '
Capt. F. H. Holt Commanding Officer chase land in the area knownas

Comdr. ,William M. Miller Executive Officer Black Point on the St. Johns q art i4 wfs > l

Printed commercially with non-appropriated nde In Jacksonville, Florida at no River for site of the base and .
expense to the government and In compliance with NAVEXOS P-35 Rev. July 1958. also land at Mayport for the future \\1'
Distributed free of charge to military and.civilian personnel of Fleet Air Jacksonville, development of a carrier '
Naval Air Station, Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Fleet Air Wing 11, Naval Air .4 "
Raierve Training Unit end the U. S. Naval Hospital. basin. .
FIFTEEN months later :}}; : :
Service Information Officer Comdr.; Alex N. Mclnnli! Jr. on ;1\:4t.\

Assistant Service Information Officer _..____ Andrew H. Pleney October 15, 1940, U. S.. Naval .
Editor-Gordon Robbie Feature Editor-Mae Spencer, Jot; Staff Reporter!-Sandy Air Station Jacksonville was : : ,
Martinson, JOSN; Sam Bowman, SN. Photographer-Joy Beccarrl, PH2. commissioned and placed in } :

The Jax Air Newt ts e member of the Armed Forces Press Service. Material operation with Capt. Charles P. ,
appearing In this publication can be reprinted providing credit la given. Photographs, '
Mason as its first
wnlass otherwise credited, are off'cH' I'U.t Navy. Photograph commanding H J
officer. Thus NAS Jacksonville i' "
Editorial offices located In Room 230 Main Administration Building. 'Phone! extensions '{ I ..,,_. 4 .
; .
8164, 656, 272 or 216. became. the. only military. installation . r t f f'
in the nation established,. tilt _.....,...:'!'.oM<<.>>...,>'O>>f,:. ,., ,. .+,;.. .I.a: _,;}
I 'w.' by direct gift of the people.. I COMMISSIONING CEREMONY Capt. Charles P. Mason
is shown reading his orders as first commanding officer of NAS
: In 1940 'the I
:ii;: Jax during commissioning ceremonies at high noon on October
x #- $15,000,000 in what was then 15, 1940. On the left is Adm. John H. Towers, then Chief of
intended as a ,training base for Bureau of Aeronautics, in whose name the flying field of the
Navy pilots.: Congress passed authorization '- Stati9n'will be dedicated Friday 'at 1415. Vice Admiral Mason
(Retired) will deliver the dedication'address at the ceremony.
for the; expenditureof

$68,000,000 for the base. the In May 1946. Seventh Naval ers for'several satellite activities -

:pT At ( : t base was commissioned at high District Headquarters was, established each with a commanding'officer

( noon on October 15, 1940. at NAS with Rear Ad- under Jurisdiction of ,the

Almost immediately after cornmissioning miral Davison, then Chief of commanding ,officer of NAS Jax.

the first cadets began Naval Air Operational Training, These included Lee Field, opened

their training ,and by the end of assuming additional duties as March 1941 as outlying field,]

WWII more than 11,000pilots Commandant, 7ND. In April .at Green Cove Springs, and com

and 10,000 air crewmen were 1948, the Technical Training missioned as Naval Air Auxilij

rained here.WHEN Center was transferred to Mem- Air Station in February: 1943

phis, Tenn. decommissioned in WWII cut.
THE. Station was com- _
THE 7ND WAS dissolved in back; Cecil Field, opened, as'
missioned, a training unit known
September 1948 and absorbed by outlying field in December 19J
as Naval Aviation Trade Schools '
Commandant Sixth Naval Dis- commissioned as an auxiliary air
was set up as a branch of the trict, headquartered in Charleston, station in February '1943, ,inactivated :-
sta fon. Early in 1942, the Trade
S.C. In two more months the and deactivated at times
Schools were put under the newly -
Naval Air Advanced Training between 1946 and 1950 and designated -
established Naval Air Technical
Command was shifted to Corpus as a full naval air station -

CC-UF DRIVE EFFORTS --- Doing their part for the Training Unit. In February Christi, Texas, and in April 1948 in 1952; Aviation Gunnery;
1960 Community Cheit-Uniied Fund Drive are these members of 1943 NATTC was assigned as a the Technical Training Centerwas School, Yellow Water, established
Patrol Squadron 16. ,They display the containers being used subordinate unit under the Chief, in
by various branches of the squadron in getting campaign con- Naval Air Technical Training, deactivated and transferredto August 1942, decommissioned -
tributions. From left, are Lt ()jg) Thad Mills, with Acey Ducey Memphis .. after war; ,NavaI'.A 1l1..
losers" tin; I. W. Peters, ATC, VP-16 leading chief, with the headquartered in Chicago. the ary'' Air Station, Mayport,. commissioned -
tin: which. gets richer' when someone asks for special liberty This training mission for the Turning point for Naval April 1944 later full
: a
i J" adrift, and Air in the post-war ,
caught loitering leaving cups so forth; Iti Jack Station ,the Station per-
continued to
Feler, with Communications Division tin Ltjg( ) Steve'Sloane; early iod came"!in November 1948, with naval station in December.
with 'Personnel Office container,. and S. J.. Spille, ADC, with part 'of 1942, without'significant 1958; and Naval Auxiliary Air
the change 'of mission to that of
Maintenance Division .tin. In' May 1942 transitionfrom' '
change. ,
support, 'of' fleet aviation units.: Station Municipal No; 1, opened -
primary to operational in 1944and'.deactivatedin
; training was, started :with establishment With this came establishment .of .the .
post WWII' cutback.
Thr Commands Over'Top' r' of" the Naval Air Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville

Operational Training 'Command with Re Admiral, 'Calvin THROUGH; the years, the task
*: '' "th'c'first ComFair- of the, Naval ,Air Sjatfon has
with Rear Admiral A. B. Cook '
.. changed in ':-its"missions: ;and today -
as first Chief NAOTC. In Nov .. ..
: In : cc-uFpri.i : ember.1945,. tHe' operational 'command Jax.DURING'ITS early years/'the is .an''operational' *::repair.and
I supply ;'activityand the hub:ofvast'
*. became Naval Air ..Advanced Naval. Air Station assumed! the .
1 *
*? *- ** : ,
The F iftral "Division;;'' dt which Jacksonville:. Navy ls'.::a- f Training Command. I role of "mother""' or, headquart- a Jacksonville. 'Navy .complex : '
,Jhat includes the ,earrier
part, is -tjfosing'fii: its quota of $95,856 in the CommunityChestUnited' I and destroyer? : basin at ,Mayport_ ,

Fund Drive. a master jet .base' at NAS. Cecil
I .
Contributions from military and civilian personnel of: and the Industrial Center at the

the Federal establishment in'the Jax area reached over- 77 Station.: Stated simply its mis,
percent of.ihe'Quota this week. '
sion is to support the fleet.
Sub-unil. after sub..unit"was semi-an-I /
reporting'' "over the top" within monthly, quarterly, or Occupying of
nual basis, or personnel can contribute -
Navy ranks all this week as the Lr. some 3500 acres on the west
Navy strives to effect an early cash.Donations. bank of the St. Johns River just,

success in the drive.A are being urged on south of the city limits, the Na-

complete list of those sub- ''one's fair share", or the individ- val Air Station has grown into

units going over the top will be ual's ability to give. '';< ii ... one of the Navy's major fleet
provided at close of the drive. .t' aviation operating bases.

Three major' commands, NAR- The Station is home for seven

TU, NATTU and Fleet Air Wing THIS WEEK'SBRAINTWISTER separate commands. Commands,
t: : based at NAS Jax include Com-
Eleven have :
already "gone over < .
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mander Fleet Air Jacksonville,
the top." NARTU turned the ,(( < :

trick last week, while NATTUand If the eighth tooth in a regu- f : Naval Air Station, CommanderFleet
"'! : Air Wing Eleven, Naval
Fleet Air Wing Eleven fol- > '{ "
lar gear is directly opposite the Hospital Jacksonville, Naval Air
lowed suit this week.
25th tooth, how many teeth are Reserve 'Training Unit, Com-

Emphasizing the pledge aspects there altogether in the gear? mander Naval Air Bases Sixth

of the campaign, keymenare (Answer on Page 5)) Naval District, and Naval Air'

continuing to approach each P2V NEPTUNE Three of these 35-ton Neptunes will Technical Training Unit, and

person individually in order to ..Daf. /ynishuns: Hereditywhena demonstrate antisubmarine warfare tactics against a simulated smaller units who all have played -
enemy at NAS Jax during the Station's 20th Anniversary Open and continue to play an im-
give everyone an opportunity to teen-age boy winds up with House celebration Saturday afternoon. The three FAW-11 patrol portant role in the developmentand

contribute. It is possible to pledge his mother's big brown eyes and squadrons not currently: deployed will each provide a plane
NAS Jackson-
and crew for the occasion. This includes VP-18, VP-16 and progress
and pay for the pledges on a ; his father's yellow convertible. VP30. ville.

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13 October 1960 NEWS p'a'g' 3I

I Saturday Open House To.. Offer Excitement I


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::14k Air Show,


: ? .6a4' ., : .L., 'M: gates will at 1000
.Z ., ? L..h.,,f; : y
Y ,.:r.t. Saturday for one of the most
} extensive Open House cele-
fwC\ brations ever attempted at N-

AS Jacksonville.Part .
.. :.fik II of a gigantic two-

day celebration in commem-
oration of the 20th anniver-
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sary of the Naval Air Station,

: Saturday's program is loaded,
with attractions.
C't. ,:.,4',. ::Lf
:: ':. : .v ? } Feature of the seven-hour

L Ys: Ld.ti:{ti.2. ,, :;: 44\\\? wr YMM Open House will be the spec-

M!($', >*1" '9@@ f4v:2r ;;{ }t tacular air show which beginsat
1300 and "a static display

offering unique demonstrations. -

Center of the activitywill
be Hangar 113 and vicini

AIR SHOW will be launch

r cd with a flyby of oldtime Navy: ,

aircraft. On hand Will be such

old clunkers as the PBY, reliable -

seaplane and No. 1 patrol

aircraft in early WWII; the FM2,
single engine fighter which bore

the brunt of the early days ot

oQDWAN'G' the war in the Pacific; the SNJ,

L primary trainer; the ENV, an
,:Ny" early trainer known as the Vul-
tee Vibrator and the N2S
L... /Zy Y basic trainer used by all ser-
'/:,' vices prior to WWII.In .

.' ..'"':'", ',.".>:"'"" .;:::"', ;,..'.,,.,'.. 19602OthAnniversaryj:: <.' ;; ':"',,.'<';: ,,(:' ::{.:..,.,::...;.,.:>',,."',:,.'', by Jacksonville contrast, speedy Navy squadronswill jets used
: ::::.::;?: t::.t// ," ,, ; J ';: :::":, "'". ; ""l ing! In be a seen series immediately ot demonstrationsand follow

TO BE HERE-Any anniversary flying techniques.One .
celebration of a Naval of the most inclusive and
Premiums Can installation would be Incomplete exciting events ever arrangedfor
without an appearanceby I
: the Blue Angels, the Navy's a local audience, the air show
Be Waived On crack flight demonstrationteam. will also include a jato assisted
The team, composed of takeoff by two aircraft, an A3D
seven of the finest aviators in
NSLI PoliciesNavymen Program Uncle Sam's Navy, will thrill Skywarrior and an R4D trans-
: the huge crowd expected for port; a helicopter rescue pick-up;
establisheda Open House Saturday at 1415. Marine Vertical Envelopment,
who have
October 14 The Blue Angels have come a a combat maneuver featuring
waiver of premiums on NSLI long way since their formationon
17, 1946, NAS Jax. Marines, loaded and offloadedvia
insurance based on applications 9800-Invitational Golf Tournament-Pro-Am. June at
submitted between April 25, 1951, The Angels, with newcomers helicopter, using blank am-
;1145-Arrival of Secretary of Navy, Hon. William B.< joining the team each year and munition; takeoff and anti-sub-
and Jan. 1, 1957, may continuethe others departing have flown
Franke Full Honors for Secretary of Navy at< marine techniques as demonstrated -
waiver as long as they remain ; miles enough to encircle the
in continuous active ser- Operations quarterdeck. earth many times. This will be by P2V patrol bombers; crash-
., the 10th showing of the Angels fire demonstration; air group
vice. >1215-Luncheon for Secretary of Navy and selected guestsat in this area. Left to right, tactics by Jax Navy fleet air-

This information has been announced Officers Club. : clockwise (from bottom left) craft, and an A3D drogue chute
by the NAS Jax Career are Lt. John Rademacher, Lt. landing. The latter demonstrates
dedicated in honor of
>1415-Flying field at NAS to be Information and Education Of- Bill Rennie Comdr. Zeb Knott, landing of an A3D and use of
Adm. John H. Towers Ceremonies at Building 118.
fice. ; leader, Lt. Doug McCaughey drogue parachute to obtain

Should you be deceased witha >1800-Reception and Dinner in honor of Navy, sponsored* Lcdr. Ken Wallace and Lt. braking action to minimize air-

waiver in effect, however, by Chamber of Commerce; Secretary of Navy Chuck Elliott. Public Information craft landing roll.
will not officer is Lt. Duke Ven- TOPPING OFF THE after-
your dependents receive delivers principal address.
Dependency and Indemnity Hall timiglia noon's entertainment will be the
>2000-Enlisted Men's Anniversary Ball at King ,
Compensation under the Service- always-sensational performanceof
and orchestra.
men's and Veterans' Survivor' Ralph Flanagan. the Blue Angels, the Navy's
Benefits Act. ***** famous flight exhibition team.

The Angels, who are expected to
Your dependents will receive, October 15
begin their aerial magic at about
instead, compensation payable
under laws administered by the >0800-Memorial Service at St. Edward's Chapel. : 1415, will perform their lowlevel -

Veterans Administration.All >3900-Invitational Golf Tournament.-36 hole championship I formation flying in the super-
sonic F11F Tigers. The 45minute -
policyholders who desire' begins.1000Departure : show is called the greatest

to terminate their waiver, whe- > of Secretary of Navy. 0 aerial demonstration performedby

ther premiums are paid by allotment >1000, -Gates open for Open House program at NAS Jax. man.

or by direct remittanceto i 1300-Air Show begins, featuring demonstrations and< The big two-day anniversary
the VA, should file a requeston ,. celebration will with
techniques by Jacksonville Navy aircraft; flyover j open arrival -

VA Form 95782.In r; of oldtime Navy aircraft, and world-famous Blue Friday at 1145 at NAS Jax

other fields, the Career I exhibition team. of the Secretary of the Navy,
Angels, Navy's flight
,& E Office reports that persons Hon. William B. Franke, who
wishing to receive dividends on ;>2100-Officers' Anniversary Ball at Officers Club, lea- 0 will be accorded full honors. At

term insurance should notify the $ turing Ralph Flanagan and Orchestra. 1215, a luncheon is slated at
***** the Officers Club in honor of the
VA by letter.
: Secretary.At .
October 16'
If a person changes his address I I 1400 in the vicinity of the
I I Franke. Secretary of the Navy,
and does not notify the VA of 13800_Invitational Golf Tournament. : ,who will appear here at dedic Operations Building, a dedication

mailing address, diVi-1 Club ation ceremonies for Adm. JohnH. designating the flying
the new !1930-Anniversary Ball at Chief Petty Officers ,< Towers field tomorrow ceremony
.t field in honor of Adm. John H.
dends will again be featuring Ralph Flanagan and orchestra. (Friday) and Open House ac
savings with the VA. 1 tivities. (Please turn to page 6, Col. 4)r )


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Page 4 JAX AIR NEWS 13 October 1960 13 October 1960 ._ JAX MR NEWS Page 5

Chronological.... Summary Shows Years Of Interesting Events During The 20- Year Span Since Commissioning Of Station l

Milestones in the progress of NAS and outstanding I March ..t ttt ,, 1957 ment.Lt. union, held here. 1, ;

events as taken from the files of the Jax Air News appear Secretary of Navy Francis. Mathewsand January Comdr, Kent Lee Is. first pilot to Capt, James R.. Reedy assumes dutiesas \

below. The Navy in Jacksonville has come a long way since Admiral Forrest Sherman, CNO, Civil Service 74" years. old; employeesplay complete VA-44 training program. for attack new skipper

commissioned in October 1940. visit NAS. vital role.Engineering pilots.September. September
the station was .... NAS cited by Chief of BuAer for Performance Standards NARTU's'. VP-741. wins coveted Aviation

1939 Navy finals to Alameda Hellcats.I meeting workload .scheduled on repairof Class enrolls 38 from PW and Supply Lt. R. A. Bruning, pilot of helicopter, Safety Award. .
26 April October aircraft. Departments.. rescues five lost Green Cove Springs Cousin of P3V Electra. displays propjet :
President Roosevelt; signs bill for 1 I Station pounded by tropical I .storm. Congressional .sub-committee\ studiescut Civilian ..sick call moves. to new quarters boys.. wares here.
Naval Air Stations, Including $$15,000, 9 October of beds. at Naval Hospital. In Hangar 101W. October October
000 (for NAS Jax. thousands. April Sailing club receives. four Bantam boat, NAS posts. outstanding fire record In VW-4 locks. up Iron Man trophy for
Navy working parties save
First planes. assigned.. to .station. of dollars worth of storm-battered Jacksonville Huge Navy Charity Carnival Is .success. .. :' NAS. Supply operates. new transceiver 1958 with lowest number of /fires. In four fourth time In two years.
1940 Beach homes. ... $$16,000, raised for charity. linked with ASO on .southern circuit. years. Blu. Angels perform r f r her October -
MayContracts May Guided Missile Branch of Naval Air October 25.VP5.
let for power plant, hangar November New .scale, based on Jax area. 100 dropped from 0 & R payroll. Weapons. school, first of Its. kind, graduates VP-16 presented. CNO Aviation Safety $ wins. Chief of Naval Operations
laundry, garage, maintenance build. pay Public Works. bill authorizing construction 500 men. Plaque.. Safety Award for fiscal 1959.
of diem
(ing, fir. house. barracks, mess. hall and i .survey ployees.i ,.. boosts wages per em- of Mayport project passed.. by I T : February VP.5 Mad Foxes win Atlantic Fleet Dependents Information Center opens.>

brig; A&R building begun. 6 i December House. : Japanese officer first to enroll at Battle Readiness. Excellence Award. For business.
1941 VA-44" pilots. ferry A4D Skyhawks to November
Quantico Marines defeat NATC All- \ Aviation Fundmentals. School, NATTCen--
Station formally, commissioned at high Stars, 35-12,. for East Coast. grid title JuneCapt.. Douglas. Day assumes.. commandof z7&i I ter. Port Lyautey, Morocco In first transoceanic United Fund Drive .surpasses goal
noon. Capt. Charles. P. Mason. command 1941$ NAS Jax, relieving Capt. A. I., Mal \ 4 # Ken Pendergras, ., AEC, of VW-4, memberof flight for the miniature bomber. December

ant. 12 FebruaryNAS strom. "> 'e t' the Jax Navy skeet team, selected as. Blood donation record .set by NATT. Capt.. Head new Com Nab Staff Chief.

April Fliers. win 7th ND basketball. Naval Hospital bed capacity boostedto \ "All-American .skeetman. Center. 1960
cadets. commissioned Naval
First at 325 beds.Lightning November January
Aviators.. championship.16 February .strikes Mason. Field during :; : March New taxi strip eliminates. old traffic Brazilian Air Minister. commends. FAW. Hon. Richard Jackson, Assistant Sec-
baseball Nine NAS players knocked < 11.. cretary of the Navy for Personnel and
JunePublic Naval Air Technical Training Centerto game r hazard at Intersection of Albermarle Ave.
Works Department organized.July Memphis, Tenn. 2,500, personnel and out, no .serious Injuries.. c and Wright St. Community Chest-United Fund Drive Reserve Forces, visits. here.

Mat completed on landing field; Naval equipment moved. JulyNAAS Cecil Field placed on partial : :: Fliers again capture 6ND cage. honors. goes December over top with $$72,130., February: ROICC Installs new aircraft erreltingmech.nilm.
commissioned. April L : : Cracker cagers. gain 6ND hardwood
\/ Hospital Rear Adm. Ralph Davlson leaves post maintenance. : : laurels In-flight nourishment kit developed by .
1942 as Commandant, 7th ND. Relieved by Capt.. Raymond Sharp assumes command March VA44..... Joe DiMaggio makes surprise local

MayRear Adm. A. B. Cook becomes. Chief Rear Adm. L. Y. Mason. of NARTU, Jax. ::: Navy Area Audit Office headquarters NAS Jax Operations cafeteria opens. visit.
< opens Weathervision is. Installed In 10 units
of Naval Air Operational Training Command May Increase In workload of 0 & R results August,Navy places. Cecil Field back on active .. ,, ,, : ":':"':" v, .<- '" '...V:;.... {.;;: : :.:i: ::::)';.\ .' > ." ." .''n.mill \ ... '. .:.;;:::;::;: In Building 907, in area. NAS .site of one of nine .surplus. disposal .-
Headquarters. established here, .. .. ... .,. <
.status.. >.> :. .;' .. '' '<.< 1959 units for Defense Dept. I
In 900 additional jobs for civilians. 'oi MayNAS
Trade Schools. become a separate. com Navy plans to convert Cecil Field Into .t .. 'w"t. Jax ground Defense Force In March NAS Jax hosts. study on shipbuildingneeds.
30 officer. receive wings. In first 11,' .... : ._ .
mand under NATTC cognizance. Capt "master-Jet. base.. &:'w.'IJWtWA ". process of reorganization.F8U Navy Secretary Gates visits. local ac-.c.tivitiel. .
of kind since I 1943.
John Dale Price, Commandant of NAS, ceremony September ,.., Operational trainer goes Into action Top Navy officers. arrive for ten-day

November JuneCapt.. A. I. Malstrom becomes CO. Reactivation of Cecil Field complete. c:1: In Jax. I Top no accident record .set by Public study of the Navy's'. shipbuilding needs.
First Wave officer aboard.
October Works shops Conference called Operation Poseidon.
NAS sees first jets. land here. June \
March Survey begun on Mayport carrier Newly remodeled Enlisted Men's'. Club Rear Admiral George A. Rosso, Chiefof Admiral Arleigh Burke, Chief of Naval
Capt.. .Stanley Michael. becomes. Com JulyRear.. Adm. Ernest [Litch becomes Chiefof basin project. opens I under new name of Bluejackets Navy Chaplains, visits area. Operations, visits. Jax.
mandant. Naval Air Advanced Training and CO Microseismic Research Project goesInto Inn. April Air Force awards Legion of Merit to
I 1943 of 7th ND. operation.Hurricane Comptroller unit absorbs. NAS fiscal Rear Admiral Switzer relieved by Rear Capt. Head.
April with winds of 75 mph plus. department. Admiral Kenneth Craig as ComFair Jax. Some of the above Information was
First edition of Jax Air News. print. JulySix hits. .station. Inflicts & from early JaxAirNews retainedby
Brazilians Officers. receive wings slight damage. Last R4D aircraft overhauled at O&R. April gleaned
ed. Aircraft delivery unit organized. after training at NAS. November Double retirement ceremony held June Fasron units become part of NAS. Keller M. Davis., TEl, of NAS Com

August September Announce $$750,000, renovation pro- 27 as. Rear Adm. Delbert C. Cornwell, Last S2F Tracker comes off assembly munications.. Davis. took his. boot train-
Capt. Arthur Gavin becomes Comman. for NATTCenter line NAS. here In 1942. and ''had kept the Jax
Navy plans to develop Jacksonville as gram area. ComFair Jax and Capt. William S. Harris at Ing
dant. Rear Adm. A. C. McFall .succeeds.
December receive AF from that period.
14 aerographers
major fleet aviation center. commanding officer of NAS, Jax retire. Station AirNews
Vice Adm. A. B. Cooks. as. Chief NAOTC.. '
I 1944 1 November Jax Air News. wins Armed Forces Big aquatic safety show set for NAS schooling-first of Its kind.

Three Jacksonville area commands Press' Service "Pat on the Back" award. Jax waters. May
April Jessie Riddle, AG3, first Wave to fly USAFI I Offering
Walton Smith Commandantof activated. Capt. A. L. Malstrom, CO of December I
Capt. new
NAS. NAS assumes.. additional duties as COM. Carrier USS Oriskany visits Jax waters. Sept.Foreign F officers begin studies. at AO regular jet weather reconnaissance Course
November NAB-6. Comdr. J. D. Shea, becomes CO 1951 ((0)) School. flights. Finnish

Capt. Herbert Regan new commandingofficer. of Cecil Field. Capt. Charles Lee, assumes January > \ Capt. Elliott W. Parish takes. command General Commandant Randolph of McC.the Marine Pate, Inspects Corps, Madison, Wise. (AFPS) The
duties Commander Fleet Air
as of NAS Jax.
Naval Air Technical Training Center Station's' Marines. United States Armed Forces Institute -
Jacksonville pending arrival of Rear

April Adm. Durgin. reactivated.Two Weekend. Warrior .squadrons. of r1uL. ______. __________ -_' k citation given .NAS Aerology, JuneVP18 I 8 crews recover space flying (USAFI) has announced A-657-
18 November ---- ----- -------
Rear Adm. Davlson becomes CNAO-- 'I. opening of a new course.
TC. Fleet Carrier Air Jax.Air arrives.Group 8, first group of active NARTU duty.February VP.742. and VP-741, ordered to ----A UAL-IEWOF--IN-D; STRIAL COMPONENT OF THE NAVAL'AIR"- STATION T : N'D HUB OF THE JACKSONVILLE NAVY COMPLEXVJ2 'j Unit. 1 1958$ 'monkeys Station's'.from worst Army's fire'IRBM destroys Jupiter.NATT 658, Spoken Finnish. Also avail-

JuneCapt.. Anthony Brady becomes Com Rear Adm. Calvin Durgin becomes. ,Hurricane Hunter squadron, placed. 1 16 6 April Six P2V's', leave Jax with 100 NARTU months training at NATTCenter.. January Baby Stiers first born In '58 at Naval Center Navy Exchange on June 1 II. able now are two revised courses
manding Officer. Commander Fleet Air Jacksonville; Capt.. Ted Mack and Original Amateur Hour In commission. For first time three carriers, USS Jax Weekend Warriors In historic first Nine VW-4" men lost at sea aboard Hospital. Divers set records. In foot-by-foot Understanding American Government -

SeptemberSep.ration Lee, b becomes Chief of Staff. national, network .show originates. from VF.172 returns from Korea combat. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lake. Champlain overseas flight for reserves. P2V during tracking of Hurricane lone. Civil service observes diamond jubileeJan. underwater .search In salvage job. II and Introduction to

Center open. Reconver uecemoer NAS Jax. Tris Speaker, baseball Hall of Famer, and Salerno Bay, operate In Jax. wa Rear Adm. John Perry relieves Rear 1956 July Business.The .
sion to peace-time Navy begins.. 15 .receive wings. In final naval aviation 1 March attends! Jax Navy Boys. Baseball Training ters. Adm. Osborne Hardison as. Com Fa air- April 16. taxi service Inaugurated here Last. of R4D's' departs station to close Finn-
New 30-unit.introductory
November ceremony. Two more NARTU squadrons, VP- Camp. gueit. Jax.. Extended 75-foot NAS Jax Operations. Jax part In Deepfreeze.Vice .
NAOTC becomes NAATC. I 1949 741. and VMF-144, ordered to active duty. April MayNavy Charity Carnival held. Mary August Tower is. unveiled. by Public Works. Adm. R. B. Pirie, Deputy Chiefof ish course may be studied'' at,the

A&R plans. to go on one .shift. Civilians 14 January 29 March Composite Squadron 62 commissioned Miller, wife of Harry Miller, AN, .selected Group life Insurance made availableto First Skywarrior A3D arrives at Jax, February Naval Operations, delivers principal high school or college level. Oral
to operate fire .station. Contingents. of VF-171 of VAG-17 arrive Secretary of Navy Francis. Mathews .at Jax. as first Carnival Queen, June 18 all government. employees. assigned to VAH1.. Navy Exchange opens new facility in address at Waves 17th Anniversary Re- recordings are availablefor
1946 at NAS. delivers. address.. at Jax 50 Aviation Ground Officers. School graduates 1953. Some $$60,000, to charity SeptemberNo JuneAll Building 1511 near Commissary. practice
January FebruaryC.rrier celebration. years Progress first dais.. at NATTCenter. June football announced for Jax Navy. of Fighter Squadron 11''s. ,14.. pilotsearn March the first six units.

Melting furnace In full operation. Air Group .4 arrives from Nor April Armed Forces. Blood Center at NAS Jax Air News. awarded Defense Department for 1954." the Navy's'. E Award.. Jax Navy ring men cop sixth Naval Flair The government course, D-221,
February folk. Jax reports 11,000, blood donors. In Certificate of Merit. OctoberCapt. 100 percent of its pilots win an E EIn district laurels. Flanagan of high
March Carrier Air Group Eight commissioned. C. DeLong takes. over the exercise. all-time accident-free is the second semester a
NAS named among Ready Air Reserve seven months.. AK School at NATTCenter gets first Henry same competive Station posts
Jax Navy Boys' Baseball Training First In Atlantic fleet to be composed NATTCenter CO. without accident. school explaining how a
Centers.. Marine officers. as July record of 129 days HeardAt course
School holds first .session... entirely of reserve .squadrons. MayCarrier Air Group 10 commissioned. Jury N Cat. Edwin J. S. Young relieves 480 Annapolis Midshipmen arrive at April To Be free people govern themselves.The .

MayRear Adm. Ralph Davlson named Head. April Cecil Field receives. orders. for deac- Third annual Charity. Carnival .staged. Capt. David McCampbell succeeds Capt. Theodore Dahl as. ComFalrWing Mayport aboard carrier USS Antietam, Eleven EM's'. receive commissions. here. I business

of 7th Naval District. Jacksonville area assigned more combat tivation. About $$45,000, to charity. Capt. Edwin Peck as. CO of NATTCen.ter. 11. marking the first time "Middies" have 90,000, witness. air .show here. 3 DancesMusic introductory
12 Augost planes, making Jax No. 1 plane VF'll) leaves Jax for Korean combat. November ever visited a I U.) S. port of call during course, C-543, is a collegelevelsurvey

Activities. at NAS crippled by power capital. MayLocal reserve squadron VP-741.. joins. Charter granted for Credit Union. August Hurricane Hunters of VW-4" record their annual summer cruise. JuneNARTU accelerated of organization and man-
Martin's'. Mars, largest flying boat busiest .. In tracking eight .storms.. Disease Vector Control Center formed.. starts. boot camp Flair
shut-off. Fleet Air Wing Eleven. Newly organized band, first to be Capt. John Counihan takes. commandof season with the Flangan such topics as
29 August. ever to land here, brings contingentof Naval Auxiliary Air Station Sanford, attached to NAS In two years, arrives.. NARTU, relieving Ctpt. Easton Noble. Jax Navy!! skeet team chosen to represent AE School of NATTCenter downs VP-18 8 8for training course. emit from Station dance agement, covering
Capt. Hopkins. takes over a II .skipper Carrier Air Group 13 from- West Fl., reactivated. September U.S. In International. shoot at Station Softball Crown. July will "nL' the nature of business, financing,
of NA TTC. Coast. Second annual Charity Carnival held. JuneCapt.. Arthur Burn takes command of i Capt. Theodore Dahl relieves Capt.. Caracas, Venezuela. August Naval Hospital wins Secretary of Navy spots this weekend as naipn. marketing and the relationshipof

September MayUSS Some $$35,000, raised. for charity. Fleet Air Wing 11. Arthur Born. ComFalrWing 11. December Jax adopts. punch card checks. to replace Award for Achievement In Safety, for Flanagan and his Orchestra appear government to business.
Vandalism In barrack will run to Midway first aircraft carrier to 7 June ABC School established. 10 0 SeptemberNAS Jax Navy skeetmen claim International cash money. the fourth year. for three nights here in

$$10,000., visit Jax.. VP-742 Joins. NARTU Jax. JulyCecil Los Alamitos, Calif., defeats", Little skeet. championship won .at Caracas VAH-7 beats VP-18 for ComFalr Jax VP-18 plays Important role In recovery of the 20th Anniver-
1 12 2 September Rear Adm. Calvin T. Durgin leaves Navy asks. for $$33,000,000, for construction Field Auxiliary Air Station becomes Creek Amphibs for All-Navy Baseball Venezuela. Softball title. of nose cone of the Army's'. Jupiter observance Station. Pair Shares Honors At
Demobilization officially ends. Sept. post as ComFairJax to become Deputy In Jax area. a full-fledged Air Station. championship In All-Navy meet at NAS 1955 Five SecNav Safety Awards. earned by C.1 rocket. sary of the Naval Air .

10. CNO (Air). July August Jax. February NAS Jax, Naval Hospital and Naval. AirTechnical Jax squadrons. play host to over 260 Good, solid dance music withno AE School Graduation
SeptemberWork JulyRear ... Rear Adm. Alfred Com Capt. Burnharn C. McCaffree relieves. September CAG-3 awarded unit commendationfor Training Center. will be the "bill offare" Two Navymen of Class 6019
.. Montgomery,
Adm. John takes gimmicks
period ordered for Saturday Capt. Douglas T. Day as' NAS Jax CO. Naval Hospital receives first Prisoner Korean service. midshipmen.
Air FairJax, /retires. CAG-4" first to operate off carrier USS of named honormen for the
mornings. VPR-208 begins. exodus.. as Commander Fleet Jax. SeptemberOver of War patient from Korea. March August for the three nights en- were
3 October Jacksonville City Council removes rent Six LSSL's. from mothballs at Green 21,000, pints of blood collected October Six to 25 per cent pay raise for military Saratoga. NAS Jax hosts All-Navy Golf Tourna-- tertainment. Also featured will Aviation i t i Electrician's' Mate

Crash. Is. tragedy of Air Show.. controls, despite Navy appeal. Cove ment, at turned NAS over under to Mutual Italian Assistance govern at Armed Forces. Blood Center during Record $$44,000, from Charity Carnival. October under be Flanagan's' Flatbush Five and School, Class A, graduation held
10 October August first year.Capt. given to Jtx Community Chest. First annual Charity Drive opens.. First .student trainees employed
NAS awarded Navy's. certificate of Program. at O&R. Jewish Services Trio. last Friday..
Civvies. authorized for all personnel Edwin Peck relieves Capt. Lester November work-study program The Flanagan
December Achievement of Safety. November Rice as. CO of NATTCenter. Guided Missile School opens. at NATT MayNavy requests. $$13 million for Jax New Photo Lab ground breaking by The orchestra will play at a Don Bost, AEM3, of Chickasha,
SeptemberOne Some 1,200, civil .service employees of October I Center. Read Adm. Delbert S. Cornwell, Commander
Jax football team ranked fourthIn -- projects. Planned For Here for personnel E-6 and Okla., and Fred Heaney, AEIAA,
Navy NAS raise of 10 SS- dance
of Florida's. worst hurricanes pay per U s Tarawa first carrier to dock atMayport DecemberUSS Fleet Air Jax.
the nation following a .successful Rent for low-cost housing NAS, Dew- MayHalt (Friday) from of Toledo, Ohio Ohio, are the
strikes-Inflicts. slight damage. basin. Lake Champlain comes home from'\ Salk vaccine sale at NAS. Fleet Battle Efficiency "E" Award below tomorrow .
.season.. I 1947 VPML( ) Squadron of NARTU Jax. receives ey Park goes up.. November Korean combat tour. Three ComFairJax Squadrons and USS Chaplain Cyrus Arfa has reported 200-2400 at King Hall. Dress will titleholders.

I Noel Davis. Trophy. 66 Station November NAS receives two top Navy safety 1954.. MayAircraft for Byrd expedition outfit Lake Champlain win Air Force Atlantic aboard the Station and be service dress white for men Heaney will attend 12 more
employees. discharged due to economycut. Blood drive Is. .success. Total of "4,971, awards. January ted at 0 & R. Jewish Services at
MayCapt.. Anthony R. Brady. leaves for I pints of blood donated by military and December Safety flag, board placed at Main. Julv,, VAH-1 first t to__qualify_ for carrier will' conduct and semi-formal for women. weeks of school before reportingto

Adak, Alaska.. Comdr. Paul E. Emrlck, November civilian personnel In less.. than. two Windshield decals. replace metal auto Gate. HOver $$95,400, raised In first Charity I operations. with A3D :Skywarrior.) the Small Chapel each Fridayat The Flanagan aggregation will VP-23 at Brunswick, Me., and
Exec., serves as acting CO. months. tags.. Station receives Industrial, vehicle Drive. GCA Unit 17 logs 65,000th, flight on 1930. NAS Jax.
Fleet Air Jax loses 1,000, personnelIn for dancing at the Officer's Bost will join VP-16 at
JuneA&R reshuffle of Navy forces. Carrier Air November "4,000, ungraded. employees. granted 15 safety award.February NALF Mayport becomes NAAS. Thursday, Oct. 11. The Small Chapel is located play the
and at
begins. two-week shutdown!" for Group 8 and 12 .slated for decommissionIng. Comdr. Easton Noble new NARTU cents per hour wages hike. August NovemberThe between All Saints and St. Ed- Club Saturday night The' Commissary Store will
plant maintenance. skipper. 1953 Last of famous Corsairs. reaches. O&R& Rear Adm. D. C. Cornwell relieves first airplane-a Navy R4D. flown Chief's' Club on Sunday night. at' due to
Capt. C. M. Shear takes over command November 1952January February assembly line. Rear Adm. John Perry as. Commander by Rear Adm. George Dufek, Commander ward's Chapels. The latter dance is slated to be close 1200 Saturday

of Naval Hospital. Advanced units) of Fleet Air Wing 11 Jax's'. own VP-741.., redesignated as Navy's' only LSO School establishedat Fleet Air Jacksonville.New Task Force 43, Operation Deepfreezeever The new chaplain's office the Club's' patio. Open House activities being held
Herbert Duckworth becomes of conduct posted land the South Pole, was held on
Jax. at 0800to
Capt. arrive from Puerto Rico. USS Leyte, back from Korean warfare VP16. uniform to hours will be each day from aboard the Station that day.
commanding officer of NAS. for all servicemen. one of four R4D's. modified by NAS
August. DecemberRear .arrives In Jax waters.. NATTCenter graduates r d t s 500,000th, MayFifth Annual Charity Carnival held. Crackerjax win Sixth ND Softball O&R Dept. 1600. Comdr. R. A. Sampson is commanding (Answer to Braintwitler)
Composite Squadron 5 Fasron 51 Holiday -
trainee.Mayport for the
Adm. John Cassady, Commander I Special Services
In Inter-
takes first 1
Jax Navy place to Jax for duty. July crown. Helicopter rotor blade stand built at officer of Patrol Squadron 34 teeth. If No. 8 is oppositeNo.
Fleet Air Jax leaves to become Deputy report officially designated from Airman CO of NAS Jax Torah
District. .swimming meet. as 1,000th Wave graduated Capt. John S. Thach, cost of $44666..., of Simchas (Rejoic-
21 August. CNO (Air..) March home port for carrier USS Lake Cham-- School. departs for new assignment. Comdr. NATTCenter Aviation Ordnance School ing of the Law) will be held 18, and not Comdr. W. W, 25, then' No. 1 is oppositeNo.
meet here 1950 Some "4,300, ungraded employees get plain. July takes command. last week. the tooth before
All Navy swimming opens ; John Myers VP-18 for T-grid crown. 1930 followed Honour, as reported 18.
Blockbusters whip ) at
6-cent Increase.For March tomorrow (Friday
Station .saddened by death of Captain January average wage John Thach relieves Capt. September No.
Capt. S. is executive No.1 1 is opposite No. 17, and
Fleet Air 1 11 1 the first time, two carriers, USS) aircraft undergo new l Oneg Shabbat. All Comdr. Honour
Anthony R. Brady. Wing begins operation.Rear Eddie Miller, one time major league I' Burnham McCaffree as. Station CO. Naval, Marine :> by an
,SeptemberNAS Adm. Alfred Montgomery takes I I Wasp and leyte, operate In lax watersat great, guest at Jax Navy Boys'.' Base- GCA Unit 17 records 50,000th land- color scheme at 0 & R.Six R. Household Goods Field Office established -I I persons are invited to attend. officer of the squadron. 17 is opposite::> No. 34.
Softball team loses out In All- over as Commander Fleet Air Jax.. same time. I ball Training Camp. Ing. Italian Navy .students finish 14- here.

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13 October 1960

NAS Birth Open House To Feature

Related By Air Show, Static DisplayContinued

Mrs. Swiler"Acres ; ( from Page 1)) NASon
in St. Edwards Chapel at
Towers will take place. Mrs.
,. I Staurday at 0800. Celebrantof
and acres of ground ? Towers, widow of Admiral Tow-
the Mass will Monsignor
covered with beautiful trees, S1c /!? $ ers, will unveil a pillar bearing a Maurice Sheehy, Vice Admiral

a couple of buildings, and plaque in his honor. Navy Secre- Retired, who is now pastor of

plenty of work for everyoneare tary Franke, Navy dignitariesand Immaculate Conception Churchin
what I found when we civic officials will be on
4 > ; Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
moved our offices from down- hand for the ceremony, with the senior
Monsignor Sheehy was
town to NAS Jax in 1940," rfv '" ." Naval Aviation Cadet Choir and
NAS from March 1941
chaplain at
said Mrs. Ethel Swiler. '"'i'; 1 the Jax Navy Band rendering
to January 1943. He and the late
Mrs. Swiler is secretary to ;;4 appropriate.selections. Vice Adm.
commanding officer of NAS : Charles P. Mason, first com Chaplain Reuben Shrum were
for the creation of
and has been secretary to manding officer of NAS Jax will responsible
the NAS Chapel center, considered -
previous commanding officers.SHE .. ... ro l {;i?; s v deliver the dedication address.
.. :- the finest in the Navy.
HAS the THE FIRST DAY'S observance -
An invitation has been extended -
having the longest period
concludes with receptionand
to the public to attend wor-

ployment at the Naval Air .mmn_ ._... ...... dinner beginning at 1800 at ship services at both the Catholic
tion and "during that SECRETARY-Distinction of having served the George Washington Hotel, and Protestant Chapel on Sun-

have had the opportunity period of employment among NAS Jax civilian sponsored by the Board of Gov- day, October 16. The 1100 Sun-
meet many interesting belongs to Mrs. Ethel Swiler, secretary to the com ernors and Naval Affairs Com- Saints Pro-
service All
said the personable Mrs. Swiler's employment dates from Jan. 1, mittee of the. Chamber of Com- day at
Mrs. Swiler's first months before the Station was actually comm l. testant Chapel will be televisedvia
10 of the 15 commanding merce. Secretary Franke will deliver -
has been secretary to WFGA-TV, Channel 12.
with NAS Jax in January
Station. the principal address, while
was in the offices which Naval Aviation Cadet Choir and

been set up in the Federal I Jacksonville
the Symphonettewill
ing in late 1939. Purchasing Auto offer musical entertainment. Chapels Set

The air station was in ,
invited will be
Specially guests
early planning and the former commanding officersof AnniversaryObservance

stage at that time and it Before Signing NAS Jax and all units basedat

not until March 1940 that .
NAS, along with other high
space became available on buying cars should first of all be certain ranking Naval officers.

Station and the financially capable of making the monthly Three anniversary balls for en- Passage Pf the rilVair\
Charge-of-Construction and
staff moved into what is I .. listed men, chief petty officers Station's 20th year intd history -
dealers, how-
the Navy Exchange many fantastic offers a car he should be covered by and officers are also scheduledas will not go unobservedat
building. I part of the celebration. Ralph the chapels aboard the Sta-)
as "come onrf' insurance that will cover the i"
Flanagan and his Orchestra, one tion.
WHEN THE Station
was of being backed unpaid bill in event of that per- bands A'memorial mass will be cele
missioned in October 1940, em'X of America's top will playat
Swiler chose to continue her son's death. all dances. The enlisted ballis brated in St. Edward's Chap

ployment in the repossessed and cars terms.,no Be sure you know how much ofa set for Friday at 2000 at King Saturday (Oct. 15)) to comma

field" and for the following easy Hall; for officers at the Officers orate all personnel of NAS Jij
car. If the seller, premium you're paying and and.
years as secretary to the Club pn Saturday at 2030; and
factory-approv- the and address of the insurance
name have died during the 20 y'of
and Public Works Officer. for CPO's at the CPO Club Sun-
service, have the
watched Jax grow and since by a dealer who company.Be day at 1930.A the Station's history.

velop into what is "I am ) sure also that you receive MEMORIAL MASS in honor CELEBRANT of the Mass '

the most beautiful air all the work to signed copies of both the "Car of all personnel at NAS who be Monsignor Maurice S. Sheel
the world." Vice Admiral U. S. (Ret.'l
the Order and Bill
terms of any of Sale" and have passed away during the
In January 1941, have been Msgr. Sheehy, now pastor of Immaculate -'
of the Administration in the contract. "Conditional Sales Contract. past 20 years, will be celebrated Conception Church in

was completed and the completely un- o. o.. . . 00. .o.. . . . . . Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was senior
Works Dept. moved its Catholic chaplain at NAS Jax
terms of payment,
into wing.the entire lower finance charges, Open Letter To NAS Jax from March 1941 to January

finance company 1943.He
IN 1945 Mrs. Swiler kinds and cost : Civilian Employees and the late Chaplain Reu-

the portion she now holds coverage. ben Shrum were responsible for

(secretary to the a person finances o This weekend we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the creation of the NAS Jax

officer o AS .Jacksonville. On Friday, October 14, the Station< chapel center, considered the fin-

A native of Jacksonville, years, is em- will be dedicated as John Towers Field in memory of Admiral -< est in the Navy.As .

Swiler, the former Ethel : Assembly Division :>: John Towers, who was Chief of the Bureau of part of the 20th anniver-

thews, is married to Albert at NAS. o Aeronautics when NAS Jacksonville came into being, and? sary celebration this weekend,
ler of New Orleans. I employment at > that attended the ceremonies]
I I n capacity commissioning All Saints Chapel will have its
a longtime government
was secretary to 20
I years ago. 1100 service of worship televised
recently retired from the State Director of On October 15 celebration
I Saturday, anniversary ac- Sunday on Channel 12, WFGA-
of Engineers in the United States ivities will include an Open House for the general public,< TV.

district. Her brother, C. Service in Talla- >with static displays relating to Station history and an air<

Mathews also a government >how including a demonstration by the Navy's famous< OTHER SERVICES at All
Blue Angels. < Saints that day will be at ,,0330,

d ? sr .:..' I IT IS APPROPRIATE at this time to note that the} with Holy Communion, with
<;;{:.: Chaplain E. p, Hammond, and
-r : Civilian employees of this Station have from the beginning
at 0930 with
t; hared vitally in the effort which has resulted in the tremendous -< Divine Worship led
by Chaplain C. L. Keyser. Chap-
growth and increased accomplishment which<
distinguishes the 20-year record of NAS Jacksonville. Civilian lain Charles D. Beatty, NAS

and military personnel alike may thus take justifiable Jax Senior Chaplain will preside -

> pride in the importance of the Station's considerable< at the 1100 service.St. .

Contribution to the support of the fleet. < Edward's Chapel will have

As Commanding Officer, I welcome the opportunityto Mass at 0830 and 1000 on Sun-

: ',. > extend a personal invitation to you to participate in thc< day. Special Services for the

(anniversary celebration. I encourage you to invite your Jewish Holiday of Simchas Tor-

: Is ... ......... ; f.m o friends and neighbors to attend the Open House in order< ah will be held tomorrow (Friday -
.. .r.' ::: .:...: : that become better acquainted with Stationf ) at 1930 at the Small
.. )f .:(:.;. they may tlje } I Chapel.
: tf.Wf ) which you are part of and. appreciate the community.
\:::<. [')f purpose which make this highly effective member of : ALTHOUGH the chapels at
,*,' NAS Jax were not completed and
the Navy team also ,an integral part of the community. : dedicated until February 1943,
I INFORMATION CONCERNING times and places of J
they have been the center of
o various Anniversary Celebration activities open to the
religious activity at the Station
[public may be found elsewhere in this issue of Jax Air] since that time.

News and in the local daily newspapers. This 20th Anni-<.

bersary Celebration acknowledges the progress of the The present chapel programs

._. ..:.. -no< Station, progress made possible by the combined effort of\\ include, in addition to Divine
) 1Jki.&Ui. {J1Et.t. 1 L. .-: ::: ::&vm.
AD.1L t1NG GLANCE is given by Donna Crivello, SN civilian and military personnel, and is an excellent occasion Services on Sundays, the con-

of NAS Personnel Office to Naval Air Station's 20th Anniversary > for mutual 'congratulations and encouragement.J. ducting of Sunday School at 0930
cachet philatelic cover held by William Allen, RDI, of R. REEDY
Transient Personnel Office. The cover was designed by Burt each Sunday and Catecl1isl1'clas
Captain, U.S. Navy
Pringle, well-known Florida artist. It features a likeness of ses for Catholics on Saturday
Admiral John Towers, in whose honor the airfield here will Commanding Officer
be dedicated tomorrow (Friday). 0 mornings.Page .

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13 October 1960 JAX AIR NEWS Page 7

With TheToastmasters %. : .'. : .. Advisors AreSafeguards

f +

Jax Navy'Toastmasters Club No. {r_ NATTUnitWhen
546 met last Thursday at the Of-

ficers Club. New officers were it comes to discussionson

installed. education, two thoughts pop

Taking reins were: Fritz Hell- up often in a training command.

ings, president; Ken Chapman, They are that "Joe Slow" woulddo

educational vice-president; Jack better being taught by a

Reilly, administrative vice-pre- "real" civilian teacher and that

sident; Cip Cipelot, secretary; he could do. better in a civilian

Gunner Hansen, treasurer, and school.

Alvin Ashley, sergeant-at-arms. } :'>{ati v .++5: .. ,.,Amx +, Q...., At the Naval Air Technical

Presiding over installation was Training Unit, these two thoughts

Lawton Green, Governor of don't seem to hold much water.

Toastmasters Area Eight. Toast- For there, all instructors are su-

master was Moe Moessner. ., pervised by an educational ad-

Mace Hinson gave his Icebreaker ,t;+::3 {+ }3.,w rboo" S x a"soJt};a Yceaa'!'}':taaw.6:'} ,kctie:. .,. a'axt..,:$.dFocc avp A'...:a$3. Cha foLt ,a,:'tda .Yaobv oo1I ., ,,.. .. visor who is a civilian.

; Hansen spoke on the im- PARADE FOR CC-UF The drill team of the Naval Air THERE ARE six advisors at

portance, of gestures, and Ashley Technical Training Unit participates in kickoff parade for the NATTUnit Jax and their purposeis
told the "To Is To Community Chest-United Fund campaign in downtown Jacksonville to offer guidance and advicein
group Change
last week. To the delight of a large audience, the team matters concerning trainingaids
Live. performed complicated manuals and other difficult maneuvers.
Evaluators, headed by Reilly. The drill squad also participated in the Fire Prevention Week and methods, instructors and
Parade last Saturday. lesson plans, to name a few.
were Chapman, Bill Highsmithand
The advisors, all of whom have
Hell i in g s. Speakeroftheweek
extensive back-grounds in edu-

honors were voted Hansen. The CPO Club will hold Open ABC School Provides cation, act as safeguards in the

House in observance of the Sta- schools where it might be easyto

Navy Civilian Toastmasters, tion's 20th Anniversary on Oct. lose sight of certain facts, suchas

former members, and their wives 16. There will be a dance that a man's ability to learn and
Facts On LivesWhat
and guests were treated to a full night to the music of Ralph Saving retain what he has learned.

evening's entertainment at Tues- Flanagan and his Orchestra. Every instructor et AO and AE

day's Triple-Header at Karl Hel- Military attire to be worn for would you do if we underwent an atomic attack Schools is checked periodically by

lenthal's Restaurant.Five this event is tropical white long, and your lungs suddenly started to tighten? These may only an advisor for the way he pre

speeches highlighted the with coat and tie for retired be ifs" but these "ifs" and a lot more could kill you. Death sents his material, how well the

program, with two former mem- personnel. The dance will take would come primarily from lack of knowledge as to what is students' interest is held in class,

bers participating. Steve Walsh place on the patio of the club. happening in this type war. I and so forth. The instructors are

gave the audience an earful on Next V-I-P Luncheon is sched- The primary mission of the also checked by their military

"Politics in Duval County;" Dave uled to take place Oct. 19 with! Atomic, Biological and Chemical teristics of various gases which I superiors.THE .
could be used in
.Moomaw expounded on the the Hon. Charles E. Bennett, Warfare School (ABC) at the a war. ADVISOR sits in on meet-

merits of Toastmastering in Congressman for this district of Naval Air Technical TrainingUnit He learns what gas may smell ings that review scholastic acti-

"Toasting Toastmasters Paul Florida, guest speaker.The is to supply the facts that like or look like, how the enemy vities of certain students. A

Mori presented tips on; a suc- Harvest Moon Ball will will result in the saving of many will spread it and learns of the student, for instance, has been

cessful marriage in "This I be held on the patio of the lives in event of a nuclear dis- symptoms each type gas has on doing inexcusably bad work in

Believe;" Rod Pinney reflected club Friday, Oct. 21 from 2000- aster. the human body and what to class. The board, composed of
do when these signs are realized. officers, instructors and an edu-
on the "Fringe Benefits of 2400. Attire will be tropical white THE ABC SCHOOL in its effort
.. cational advisor review his .
Toastmasters," while Ernie New- long or coat and .tie. to inform personnel of this If persona know what to ex- case.It's
that the educational
station, is divided into three pect in event of another war
berg bemoaned our lack of res- R. F. Mbuntfort: AECA, has phases. First is the Atomic phase and what to do if an atomic advisor gives advice to the en-

' ponsibilities in "Who and WhereIs been selected honorman for the which includes instruction on blast, germ or gas attack hits tire board.

Authority." Pinney and New- recent graduating class at NAT- the atom, atomic blast and three near them is the aim of ABC When a new training aid 13
developed and is about to go into
berg are former members. TUnit's Leadership School. kinds of radiation.Not School.
use at NATTUnit, an educational
too many people
,., ., advisor must evaluate the aid to
rr a: v. y. .YA'w.w aeRw?evv +?;24MOyUR4.x; r 4: 46 d0t
that radiation from the
Every man needs a wife because see if any more improvement is
Alpha particle, Betta particle and
are some things hecan't
necessary or whether it
may contain -
gamma rays. Nor do they know blame on the government. possible shortcomings.
the amount of radiation
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-__ curs-in pends under upon the the where ground.air, on the the blast surfaceor oc- !!!! Capt. Reedy Is 15th !!

WI the Atomic school phase includes instruction also whatto at il! Skipper Of NAS JaxSince !!I

do if a blast comesduringthe .I...
attack and afterwards. Decontamination -
: it was commissioned I
is stressed along
:::: on October 15 twenty years
with self-aid if there
are no I
i :::1: ago, NAS Jax has had 15 M>
nvo bl facilities available in the area.
f y ,.:,. :::: commanding officers.
AN INTERESTING fact well- .
> ::1: Capt. Charles P. Mason served 4
/ worth remembering is that even :::1: as the first
though persons should get away 11f ) !I!
4: Y.r. sab officer from October 1940 un-
:: : from the blast area (ground ...
::: til May 1942. Since then NAS
zero) as soon as possible, they "
:;;;.,,;,:::, j':1 ::i Jax has had as its commanding -
;: should also walk in a direction i
dii.::1: officers, in order:
{ perpendicular> to the wind i
__ -,. YC3xvt. :w.. :' il,., ection. i: Capt. John Dale Price, from

BENNY SUGG WINNER Albert Dixon, employee at the Second phase of the ABC :!::1: May 1942 to March 1943;

NAS Jax Public Works Dept., (left) discusses a money-winning School is Biological Warfare. A i::f Capt. S. J. Michael, from
suggestion with Capt. J.Henry Etier,Public Works Officer.Dixon ::1 March 1943 to' August 1943; )
to fit on and lift heavy duty batteries biological attack can come at :;'
I devised special tongs :: Capt. Arthur Gavin, from Au-'
into place on equipment. The lifting was formerly accom- any time and it may not be ;:
plished by hand. The beneficial suggestion netted Dixon a until weeks later that it's dis- :1 gust 1943 until April 1944;

return of $55. covered. Germs cannot be seen ;::: Capt. W. W. Smith, from April
; 1944 to November 1944

I Rare Blood Call Finds Quick ReplyPersonnel or felt.or take They weeks may act before immediately acting- i:::: H. E. Regan November; Capt.1944

to June 1945; Capt. A. R.1
of the Navy and on a human being. :1: Brady, June 1945 until June
reflects credit on the personnel The attack may come from ;:
Marine Corps have again answered ; 1947; Capt. J. S. Duckworth,
concerned and on the individual :
anywhere; a water may
the call in time of dire :: June 1947 until June 1948; o ::::
I commands of the men. be contaminated :
or a crop may ;
: CAPT. James R. ::1f:
stress. : i Capt. Alvin I. Malstrom, from Reedy
In letter to the NAS Jax
a be :
sprayed. :
was made recently i present Naval Air Station ;:
When an ; June 1948 to June 1950
Naval for commanding officer, Capt. En- THE HUMAN body is the best is r ; Capt. Jacksonville comm a n d i n g :;::
Hospital :
by the Douglas T Day, June 1950 to officer. ::::
gelman weapon against germs. Taking :
relatively rare type says i
donors of ; August 1952;, Capt. Burnham ,
A-Rh negative blood which was "It is my pleasure to report the required shots and observing !:: C. McCaffree, from August -

urgently needed for treatmentof that the response of NATTUnit, proper self-care are ways of :1j::;:i 1952 to July 1954; Capt. John Parrish, Jr., September 1957 :.;..;.
hindering the before they
two patients some 80 volun- MAD and NAS personnal to our spread. :'f S. Thach, from July 1954 to to June 1959, and Capt. James :

teers responded to the appeal. call was immediate enthusiasticand Chemical is :;i August 1955; Capt. William R. Reedy, present commanding ;1;
warfare the final
This was a response ; S. Harris October 1955
to officer, who assumed :
in keeping with the usual at the School. Here 1
Hos- phase taught
Capt. W. L. Engelman, June 1957; Capt/ Elliott W. command in July 1959. ;;f
of conduct." the ABC student learns charac- :::
pital commanding officer, which high standards ,'.':::;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:;:::;:::::::::::;:::::;:;:::::::::::;:::::::::::;:;:;:::;:::;:;:;:;:;:::::::;:::::;:::;:;:;:;:;:;:::;:;:;:;:;:;:::;:;:;:::;:;:;:;:::;:::;:;:;:;::::::.::;

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Fire Safety Urged I
x $ '

Classified: : :

Fire Prevention Week i > 'For Sale

Ortega Hilli-4 bdrm, 2 bath, sep din.

rm., Ig. !iv. rm, hdwd. flri., can. heat,
Now Being ObservedPresident : encl. gar, fen, yd, shown by app?. Lt.
: J. P. Darreca, EV 74033.

.K : Cedar Hilli-3 bdrm, house, 2 bath,

Eisenhower has proclaimed this week as Fire hdwd. fin, Fla. rm, util. rm; carport, Ig.
cor.,It. It. John Waihchyiion, SP 10999.
Prevention! Week_throughout! the United States. Cedar Hilla Estates 3 bdrm, 2 bath,

federal agencies have been directed without 4%% GI Equity, $86 per mo. D. C.
to assist in the nationaleffort panic. Anthony, SP 13205.
to reduce the loss of life 1!I Industry is also a big loser in 5604 Green Forest Drive-3 bdrm,

fires. Some 300 big industrial con to Cecil Field & NAS, $275 down,
and property due to fire. .
fires caused one-fourth of all qualifying.Lake
SINCE 1910 the second full Shor.-3 bdrm, elec. kit, tile
week in October has been observed the $1 V. billion losses by fire bath, terms, brick. Michael George, ext.

as Fire Prevention Week. last year. a k.. 954 or EV 83226.

THE NATIONS $500 billion ,, Lake Shore-2 bdrm, masonry, Equity,
This week commemorates the
suffers setbacksby ;;,(, low mo. pymtt, conv. to bates, terms.
Great Chicago Fire of 1871. economy EV 41917.

Fire is a never tiring monster this. A burned-out plant earns j For Rent

nothing. Fire means destructionof 3668 Boone Park Rd.-lower fir, clean,
that wreck havoc to
can persons capital, loss in business pro- all elec, facing park, near scht, $70, key
and property, causing heartachesand I II upstairs. Mrs. H. E. Ritchery.
fits loss in earningsand
damage in millions of dol- Unfurn House-2 bdrm kit, equip, tile
lars. loss in tax revenue. math, ven. bids, gar, re-decor, $70 per
The fire fighters of this Sta- mo, near schls, stores & NAS. Mrs. R.
In fact, loss by fire in 1959
Mausert EV 8-4956.
tion and of the nation are to be
amounted to $1V4 billion, or over New House-3 bdrm, 2 full bath, In
$3 million each day of the year. saluted during this Fire Pre STATION FIRE This photo of the remains of a fire tercom & Radio System In every rm, un-
homes vention Week for the unceasing I shows extensive losses to facilities necessary for recreational furn, Oak Hill, near NAS & schls, shp
There were some 300,000 efforts they undertake in helpingto purposes of personnel here. The need for such facilities cannotbe cen, 125. SP 11827.

destroyed and 11,300 persons down the of over-emphasized just as the need for fire prevention practices Unfurn Apt-2 bdrm, kit, equip, on
keep menace
killed in fires in 1959. I and good house-keeping must be stressed continually at bus route, cl, to chur, schti & shp, cen.,
ABOARD THE Naval Air Sta- fires. ail levels to all people, says Fire Chief Don Moran. In Ortega $65 per mo. S. A. Whitting-
ton, EV 95326.
tion, firemen answered the alarm N rU'= 3622 Riverside Ave.-clean, attract,

155 times. All this points up the furn, apt, good neighborhood adults

fact that no one or no place is IIi 1'k. } r lIII no objection to Infant, near busya shp.

safe from the ravages of fire. Mrs. W. J. Lafferty.This 'n' That

This nationwide fire record is ,.. .;:: Ride Wanted-to NAS from Lenoid St.

a sorry one. Most tragic of allis In Highland, Bldg. 175. Charles Sellers.

to know by far the greatest Ride Wanted-from Southslde Estates,

of this death and destruc- 0730-1600, vicinity Beach Blvd. & Kline
part j.: ( III Rd. Angela Vollbrecht, RA 41017.
tion is avoidable. Rider Wanted-Cassat & Post Sts. to

There is nothing mysterious, .... -- .r Lake Shore Blvd. thru lake Shore schl,
; =
for instance, about the causesof JR '; sect to NAS, 07151545. H. E. Jarrard,
EV 95683.
most home fires. A cigaretteis

carelessly left to smolder in an AE SCHOOLS Class 1619

overstuffed chair, a portable oil graduated from AE School last IT'S MAN'SCARELESSNESS

while Friday. Honorman was Don Bost,
heater is refilled still burn-
AEMAN, who ended with an
ing, electrical circuits are over- i
rubbish is average of 86.75.It It's the
loaded and overfused, most gruesome highway -

not cleared out and becomes fuel ;,: ''., f,8* : was announced last weep in the world.
:; :'' ; 'hat the annual Marine 'Cor pi
for fire. '. It's 3,000 miles long.
FIRE DEATHS in homes equ- Instructor Competition will be You'll find it here. In the
--i\ ''' ,; held next week. The contest
ally result from failure to fol- : ; country. In the city. It cuts a

low the simple rules of fire safe- <" organized on three levels of com- broad swath across the heartof i
petition is held to determine
ty from smoking in bed, or America. I
excellence in training methodsand
leaving children alone in the : ,.' It represents the extent of
abilities.AE .
house letting play man's carelessness.For I
or youngsters
I INDUSTRY LOSES, TOO Besides the large amount of Schools welcome aboard
with matches.A damage to persons and property that results from fire in homes the highway is bordered
the following D. E. Franks AE1
major failure is that most and other areas, industrial fires also take a large toll each year : on one side by homes. I

families are utterly unpreparedto in this country. The fire in an industrial-type building at NAS who will be an instructor in And each house has been
Jax pictured above was the result of carelessness. It occurredin Phase I; A. J. Eckert, AE1, who
in fire No struck fire.'Stretched .
a emegency. May of this year and could have caused loss of life. The will teach in Phase IV; K. L. by

thought has been given to plan important thing is that it was detected in its early stages and Steiner, AECA, also heading for ,out for 10 milesat
all possible escape routes from the fire department was able to put it out before any more the beginning are the dead
Phase IV, and L. M. Stinson
damage had been done. ,
every room in the house, and lying head to foot.
who just returned from TAD at
never has a drill been held to Three hundred thousand
AO School.
make sure that both adults and homes damaged or destroyed! '
aHdE AO School-The following II'
children can act quickly andNavy peo- Eleven thousand three hundred -
ple have been welcomed aboard:
1 :
dead in

19 l m r; lP @ L3 r .G ,s I 'R. Bohnenstengel at "B", to School be ;an Roy Instructor I', was Since last time began fires? No. It

Wives --. ....... Greene, AOC, and Thomas Botts,, year.
I Will it be the this
AOC, who just completed the
GED Testing Program-
I ?
Corner reviewing of education and leadership course on base. 1

1 ing history of each _.. ,..
person K<-==,,, "" MOeM '" :2 vJns :ig4cpY.3F..vs'Yg, ;: 1.. ; .
porting aboard the Station n\ .:..
Funds voted at the last busi- ;
duty reveals that a great -
ness meeting'of Navy Wives
persons are not high school
Club No. 86 include $25 to the
United Fund drive; $10 to Duval
Regardless of the many -
County Welfare $10 for the
varied reasons which lie .
club-sponsored Brownie Scout
this uncompleted phase of ,
troop, and $10 to the Cystic Fi- I :4:
cation, there is little or no
brosis Foundation.Club .
cuse for a serviceman or
membership in the Leg- ,
continuing through life w
ion of Decency has been renew- r21i
a high school diploma.The -
ed with Mrs. Ruth
Skapyak giv-
Navy recognizes ]
ing a report on the last meeting ion of the General July'I 1
attended.V. .
Development Test as ,

yl i V. I. ,Smith of O & R Dept. to high schol graduation {

was recipient of a $100 bill in this is a requirement for

the club's latest project.A special Navy programs

Cracker Barrel Luncheon is Whether the door to a

scheduled to be held Oct. 26 at school diploma opens by

1300 in the Dewey Park Club- of the GED Test or a /

house for all members and their program, or both, every -

guests. Each person is asked to school graduate should seek

take a covered dish to the lunch- vice from the Carreer
tion and Education Center TO ATTEND CONFERENCE Three members of Navy
eon. Wires Club No. 86 discuss plans for attending the National
Building Navy Wives Club convention to be held at Charleston. S.c.
Then there was the chap! who Oct. 1622. Members of clubs from throughout the world art

went to the races made a"men' GI Home Loan Program expected to be In attendance at the gathering. From left are
Mesdames June Shaver,
President signed into law in corresponding secretary for the Jax
Ms mind.
and lost
tal bet" club: Pearl Smith president, and Vivian Wagner, treasurer. t



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13 October 1960 .TAX AIR NEWS Page 9 I

Waves 'Learnrinciple Of Top Golfers Expected

Small Arms For Invitation Event

A half dozen WaveS from the

Naval Air Technical Training' Top golfers of the area are ready for the starter's gun

Unit took part in thai command's' which onens the first annual NAS Jax Invitational Golf

small arms training program recently. Tourney torI-larrOW' (Friday,) come Sunday night.

Nearly 100 linksters from military ALL CONTESTANTS have
While their sCores may not
and civilian courses in north
been invited to play a complimentary -
have been' on a par with those
Florida and south Georgia have round on the.Station's .
of Annie Oakley, it's reported, signed to play in the event. The practice links tomorrow (Friday -,

they did achieve their objective tourney is part of the 20th Anniversary in
familiar with the ) in addition to competing
of becoming
celebration of the Naval -
two types f pistols used (.38 the Pro-Am.
Air StaUon. is said to be in
and also to know course
and .45)), got
SUCH NAVY golfers as Bill the finest condition in some time
the rules for safe usage and the
Scarbrough, Jerry Foley and Lo':1 with preparing
principle of operation of the : greens personnel
Gifford have said they'll be on for this event for a long time.
pistols. hand for the two-day 36-hole
The well-manicured 6,6l8yardC'Ourse
Ensign B. J. ,Honstein" Waves
representative at NATTUnit, championship Saturday and Sunday. has always been considered -

suggested to the six girls that one of the finest in the Navy

it might be well if .they would They are also expected to play and in the entire Southeast.

take part in the'command's small '- _. -- in the Pro-Am tourney which'' Late minute ,entries may still

arms program. ACTION AT THE NET Plenty of action around the net starts proceedings tomorrow, be accepted for the tourney, provided -
is in evidence during a match the limit of 160.players has
The Waves decided to take a volleyball between Patrol Squad. Many Jacksonville and area
ron 30 and the Dispensary last ,week at Mninside gym. VP.30 not been reached. This figure
crack at it and, after a lecture won the Mainside League tussle, 15-5 and 15-6, to show other civilian golfers will be entered
and demonstration... the firing clubs' in the circuit ,they'll be tough to contend with this year, and it's anyone's guess as to who was hoped to be reached today,
range'resounded with ,the well- the firll for the new patrol outfit. Games are held weekdays however,
aimed shots of.these ,young women. during no hour at the gym. will walk off with ,the big "trophy No open golf will be permitted

Non of them, except for on the course Saturday and Sunday -

Ensign Honstein, had any prvious Score Card ,

arms experience.

Ensign Honstein is.of the opinion Touch Footb.nVP.I8.
12 Supply, 7 '
that anyone, male or female, Marksmansllip
FAETU,' 13 VA.44, 6Hospit.l
who has no first-hand knowledge 12 Vp.30, 0,
of firearms ,is a potential 679th, 6 VAP.62: 0VA.IS Award GivenCarapellotti'

in ,'23 Admin. 0AC ,
danger, particularly an area
Miint. 13 FAETU, 6
where firearms :are much in Golf'o

evidence.MARINES.. & R, 8 VP-30, 1VolI.y' O&R Loss' Tightens

';... local sharpshooter,
!\ t p Navy
VA.IS, 15, IS ... AlC 2, 7VAP62
LEAD 15, 15 Comf.lrJu 7,7679th NL BQwling Chase'In G. D. Carapellotti, AQ has'been
8, IS, 15 Admin. 15, 11, 8VP.18 awarded the coveted FleetMarkma'nship
NA TTU RACE IS, 15 Oispens.ry,_9,3 II< Award, thus achieving -
I -- Mainside bowling actJon last week, National League-
the first step (n a three
M ril1e v1ation Detachment Basketball leading 0 & R went down to defeat for the first time as679th
I ; Varsity pronged drive 'tQ'capture' the
is pacing the way with three rolled a ,4-0 'shutout over the Repairmen. .' ,_ DistInguIshed SIiot r'nating.. '

and 'no loses in the 't b i r d Practi e Underway o Be ',R'. Jossfenabled VJPl"Warriors" r.2 gue last week saw..AIC" Maint. CarapelJottJ, presented the
io within .OJ
week of t otbaU'at NATTU. move
The Jax Navy varsity basketball of first placE. beat Opers. OnD 3-J, the Cherry Marksmanship Award during a
MAD defeated 'AE "Gold"Thursday percentage
team is n search of more .: Pickers and Grocers were postponed personnel inspection by Capt.
by topping Opers AUW, 3-1,
by a 7-4 margin, candidates for the lub. Workouts and league leader Como Robert J. Fleming, NATTUnit
V AP-62 record of 22-6,
i with the 'Goid' pi king up are held each weekday at : a fairJax "A" topped Dental "A", commanding officer, has been
& 195.679th .
I four points on' touchbacks. 'wHh 0 R standing at
4-0. competitively for only
1900 in Mainside gym. shooting
is also ,in a tie' position
MAD again walked'away
Completing play in the teague, four
Persons interested !n trying years.
I for second. place with a ,22-6
with 'Victory over AE 'Blue, VA-44's 'Hornets' bested 14arine Attending the fleet matc es
l8-6 for it third of the lor a place on the squad should, mark making the competition
3-1 and Hospital did .the same this year, the NATrUnit -
I .
season. T, M. Moseley, Marine report to the gym at that time. plenty rough AIRJAX in the"A"league.COMF has a com.fortable by topping Dispensary, 3-1, ha to exceed a., "

quarterba k is given Each person must provide his in the American ACTION IN the Continental of 260 to win thi, a ar Shooting -
much of the credit tor the own shoes and shorts. 24-4 slate, while League saw F AETU uA" stopping at 25 and 50 yards, he camQ'
Le eyeing a
wins be. au e'of hi touchd wn For flrther! rnform tion, contact action is being ,thrown about in the Alley, Kats, 3-1, Raiders : up with ,tal1y of 266" or 8.!.
athletic, director Frank McCaffrey' The percent away from j perfecscore.
the Continental League. Waves 4-0, fdmi.nistration -
i extension'585; Coaching V A:44 'Warriors' re 1n 'the lead ..
Maint."B" .
defeating. AIC
one is entirettl ueles. Eve.n over Carapellottf .is working for the
the worst of us'n I serV' cis, ,CI the Fliers. ,this ,winter is Eli by Special a few Services percentage'Alley points Kats', 3-1, Disbursing u ,' besting Distinguish d Sho ter n Ungwhfch

horrible example., Maricich. The W rriors are'IS-6, the Alley the :glt chers, 3-1.NARTU_ taking can 'pe ob ai e ,by gar-,

K ts 22-8. '" 'the C ugars1, .and MARTDsli n r ng"ree r eetMark rJ1an hi ,

Air 1V: W$' '(}y'essers ;. Stay Bo.wing) in the {\merican Lea-I pjng bX Supply "A," 21h-l awards.only T is, in,J fe,). tu t.Al1 n an'..Na'Vyand.National pe IglJined

a piol} hip atr: .
Wi h :N.avJ: In Qrid Picks ches., "

lie placed third, in the. Sixth
I N vyMichigah: ''St t'e, Ohio State, Mississippi and Washington Naval ,D st i t, C amp'o' ships,
'tl 'wii1'1hei 'giupes"Sat Oct.:1S-accQrding to the Jax,
I shou4! rday last .year and was elected as a,
: ir N ws f otb' 'pickers 'who nanimously go for, the five,clubs member of the Florld ,sta .

In thelr, eridlro battld this week. Carapellotti has. entered

'Sa Bowm n, jax Air News sports reporter, was high picker over 17 major matches, not including -

of the week with 11 right, followed by athletic director Frank local shoots Which he

MaCaffery and guest picker Bob Bier with 9 each with the takes in once a week.He .

Editors, still having trouble getting ahead, with ONLY 8 correct. plans on firing in the Winter -

Hoover Ervin, of V A-44, has been selected guest picker of the Haven Mid-Fall Championships -

week. with his Jax Navy teammates. -

Air Force-Navy, Jax Navy has won the
Games for this week include: Nebraska-Army,
Penn State-Syracuse, Illinois-Minn., Kansas-Okla., Mich. State- military team trophy tor two

Notre Dame, Ohio State-Purdue, Alabama-Tennessee, Ga. Tech- straight years and will be out to

Auburn, N. C. State-Duke, Vandy-Florida, Miss.-Tulane, Ark-Texas, cop it again and gain permanent -
possession of the silverware..High .
UCLA-Washington, YoungstownBuffalo.IOWMAN

Nebraska Army Army Balls Assume

N.vy Nvy N.vy N.vySyr.cuse
Syracuse Penn. St.te Syr.cuseMinnesot. IlIionlsOkl.homa Wives' Tenpin Lead
Minnesot. Minnesot.
K.ns.. Okl.hom. K.nllsMich. It's a close race in the Enlisted
S.t. Mich. St.t. Mich. St.t. Mich. St.t. Men's Wives Bowling League
Ohio St.t. Ohio St.t. Olio 5,.,. Ohio St.t.Tennenee .
AI.b.m. Tennelle. Tennene. with the High Balls holding a
Auburn 12-4 margin for a slight lead
Auburn Ga. Tech Auburn N. C. St.teV.nderbilt NAVY PISTOL ACE G. D. Carapellottl, AOC, (right) II
N. C. Stt. Duke Duke Florida rewarded for his work in geUing the Fleet M81'kmanship over the Fencers, who hold an

Florida Florida Miss. Miss.Tex. Award by NATTUn l commanding officer, Capt. Robert J. 11-5 mark.

Mill... TeXIs Min. Tex.. Ark.n... Fleming during a recent personnel inspection. CarapellotU has Dolores Harvey had a 208
Wllhingtonl worked hard to further pistol shooting as a competitive spar!
Wuhington Wuhington Wuhington the Jax to high game and series of 503.
Buffalo Buffalo Youngstown and has guided Navy squad many tourney triumphs.. .

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13 October 1960

The Navy Is .1, A LOOKAT

Integral Part Y > NASIN

I I Of This AreaThe its 1960Since commissioning on

Navy in Jacksonvillemeans October 15, 1940, NAS Jack-
more than huge pay- sonville has steadily grown
rolls and economy. The Navyis until today it is one of the

an integral part of the com- Navy's major fleet aviation

munity itself, not only giving, operating bases, and one of
but receiving much in return the largest of Naval air sta-
Jacksonville is known throughout w tions.
the Naval establishment as Occupying a reservation of
"the best Navy town in the some 3500 acres on the St. Johns
U.S.A." Both the Navy and Jacksonville River, the Naval Air Station is

are proud of this dis- a vast and complex military-
tinction. industrial activity with an estimated -
NAVY PEOPLE in Jacksonvillelike replacement value price

to feel they play a partin __ ""..._v- --. -- .-. pEARLY tag of more than $500 million.
the development of the community IT IS THE HUB of what has
BIRDS! These are civilians presently employed at NAS Jax who were here
as a whole, participatingin either in military or civilian status before Jan. 1, 1941. Thirteen of the "Early Birds" who were become known as the Jackson-
every way to make Jackson- aboard when the Station was commissioned on Oct. 15 1940 are still here. Their names appearin ville Navy Complex, composedof
ville a better place in whichto capital letters. Above front row (left to right) are ROGER PRIEST. O&R: ROBERT GARTH. a seaport carrier and destroyer -
live. Public Works: FRANK McKINLEY Public Works; FRANCIS GARDNER. Supply: JOHN INABI- Station
basin at Naval May-
NET. Comptroller Beulah Wise. Supply: Florine Gannaway IRD: Ernest McLaughlin. Supply..
Personnel of the Navy, both and Aubrey Wilson Jr.. Supply. Second row. Henry Fanning 0 & R: Willie Dauphin. Public port; a master jet base at NAS
military and civilian, do their Works: Arthur Allen Comptroller: James Thomson Area Audit Office; Vincent Iaquinto. Hospitals Cecil Field; and the Jacksonville
utmost to meet their obligationsas Douglas Mclntrye Hospital GASTON FURMAN. O&R and CASS SHOOTES. O&R. Rear. Naval Air Station Industrial
good citizens by participatingin Howard Geyer. Supply: Leonard Eubanks. IRD: ETHEL SWILER. Admin.: EUGENE GRIFFIN.
Public Works; Harold Lundblom. Special Services and PHIL MYERS. Comptroller. Center.
community and civic affairs "NAS Jax," as it is, commonly

and various other Joint functions _._. '-w. : "_m : '_ referred to, is headquarters for
which enhance welfare of the about 60% of the fleet air strik-

community.You ing force in the Atlantic area
will find Navy people from pole to pole. '
willing participants in such vital It is a primary supply base
facets of community life as for carriers and patrol bomber

churches, education, culture, operations in America's NATO
health, charity, recreation, safety, commitments in the Mediterranean. -
and many other community relations It is a training center for
efforts.A Naval air force enlisted and officer -
PRIME example of the Navy's personnel.The .
zest for participation has been Station operates one of

its generous response to various the Navy's busiest airports, withan
fund raising drives. No official average of 12,000 landingsand
record;. has been kept of such takeoffs per month. The
drive,'. but It is estimated that -
airfield includes 8,000-
base one
*1 I ;---
Navy military and civilian per- i foot runway and the runways ,
sonnel in the Jacksonville area can accomodate the largest air-
have contributed in the neIgh- craft built today by the U.S.
borhood of $750,000 over the { NAS JACKSONVILLE is alsoa

past 20 years or so. major supply point, supplying
The Navy is also called uponto requirements of Naval activitiesand
provide support to many civil other governmental agenciesin
functions in the public interest, MORE EARLY BIRDS Front row. (left to right) are Tullis Kirkland. O&R: Coy Smith. the state of Florida and por-
such as parades, fairs, athletic Henry Behrens and Harold Bridges all of Supply: William Boxx. Public Works: Norman Cole Aircraft
endeavors, traffic, industrial and O&R: : John Parson and Frank Donaldson of Supply, and Rod Pmney Operations. Second row tions of neighboring states. -
Rufus Coleman and Curtis Bumgardner. Supply Cecil Acree and Woodley Pierce. Comptroller: carriers and destroyers operating -
water safety programs, educa- Stuart Ralph and John Natal O&R: Lilton Harrell and Rayford McKinnon, of Supply and out of Mayport load from
tional projects and many special David, Morris O&R. Rear Sarah Gardner. and Frank Courtney, of Supply. and Samuel Grant. Jacksonville with fuel, food,
joint projects.The O&R.: Missin from photo are CURTISS QUARRIER, O&R: Oliver Brown. Public Works: Henry
Navy stands Masterson. IRD: Theordore Hasle William Philips Frank Reiter, Richard Aylward and William spare parts, and equipment. .
by, ready, Sharpe. all of Supply: G. S. Oulmby O&R and Edmund Grant. Commissary Store.Station's everything needed for a tour of
willing and able, to offer aid in several months.

case of distress, and disaster, The Station comprises 12 sep-
such as accidents, storms, fires, Boundaries Once Used arate departments, and is likenedto
explosions, floods, civil disordersand
the efficient hotel keeper serv-

NOTABLE other emergencies.A example. of public As Spanish -Indian Treaty SiteNaval ing Aboard over 10,000 the Station guests.proper are

services was provided by the

Navy in the tracking and early Air Station Jackson- IN 1812, from the shadows of I I Camp Johnston was believedat seven the separate Naval Air commands.Station Theseare Jack-
ville is 20 old this week
warning services to all of the years
this oak, American forces aided one time to have housed 50- sonville Commander Fleet Air
but the of the site ;
east coast during Hurricane Donna. history up- by the President of the Republicof 000 soldiers during its peak. A Jacksonville Naval Air Technical -
which the Station is situ- ;
In the wake of Donna on
sup- Florida, who owned the sur- terrible flu epdemic hit the Training Unit; Fleet Air
ated has that
plies and a background
personnel were flown launched attack near the end of the war
an -
rounding acres, camp Wing Eleven; Naval Hospital;
dates back about
into stricken a couple
areas of the Florida
hundred against the Spanish on the and many soldiers died. Naval Air Reserve Training
Keys. years.
Thousands of Jacksonville's citizens One particular spot, near of- east bank of the river. In later years the site was occupied Unit, and Commander Naval Air

both children and adults, ficer's housing, set off by one of The oak is quite large in size, I as Camp Foster and Bases( Sixth Naval District.
are educated in the ways of our the most beautiful and oldest but more imposing is its beautiful used by the National Guard.HISTORICAL .Housed aboard the base is a
national defense via tours of oak trees in this part of the contours, which throw a cir- huge Overhaul and Repair De-
local Naval installations. country, is steeped in history. cle of shadows. At the base it partment, the largest industrial
Many servicemen in conversa- ACCORDING to an inscriptionon is over 20 feet in circumference.The activity in northeast Florida. The

tion with their civilian friends a plaque at the base of the area where the Stationnow O&R is strategically located in
have heard this phrase "But I regal oak, it was underneath its sits teemed with military the center of the Jacksonville
am a taxpayer." Although the sprawling moss-laden branchesthat activity also in 1918. An army Navy complex.
phrase is not used in a derogatory the Spaniard, Pedro Menen- installation, Camp Ralph E. THESE SERVICES include
manner, it never fails to dez, founder of St. Augustine, Johnston, was located at the pre- overhaul and rework of aircraft,
startle the serviceman. Althoughhe parleyed with Ucita, chief of the sent site. engines, components and acces-
is moved to many different I Timuquan Indian tribe, duringthe THE CAMP started from what sories. NAS Jacksonville is a
duty stations throughout his Age of Conquest. It was was believed to be a small Na- major overhaul point for both
career, he is subject to and must way back in 1565 that Menendez, tional Guard encampment. Camp Y jet and helicopter aircraft.
pay the same taxes as any citi- a Spanish Admiral, founded "the Johnston was a massive arrayof The Naval Air Station and its
zen of the community in which oldest city in America." tents and wooden barracks. Industrial makeup go toward

: he resides. At the site of this toweringoak Most of the bararcks had to be making the Navy the employerof
I It is natural that the operation too, Gen. Oglethorpe of the built on stilts because of the .f, the largest number of civil-

I and day-to-day activities British Army established head- swampy land. Many piers were i. ians in the Jacksonville area,
: of the Navy should have a direct quarters during his campaign built in the St. Johns River and I Unidentified 1 amounting to some 5,000. The
i impact upon the citizens of the against the Spaniards at Fort the men would shoot at the sailor looks at plaque at foot combined military and civilian
Jacksonville area. And it works Picolata, further up the St. Johns alligators floating down the of historic old oak tree which annual gross payroll for the
is situated in officer's housingarea
Goth ways. River. river. aboard the Station. Station is $66,000,000.