Carpenter To Take Command
Gastric Bypass Patients Honored
Auditions Held On Base
THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2008
By Kaylee LaRocque I
The world's only inte-
flying unit, the NATO
E-3A Component, arrived at
NAS Jax last week with their
Airborne Early Warning and
Control System (AWACS) air-
craft, in support of the USS
George Washington Battle
Group's Tailored Ship Training
Also participating in the exer-
cise are the NAS Jax based
squadrons, the HS-15 "Red Lions"
and VS-22 "Checkmates."
The component is comprised of
military members from 15 NATO
nations, all working together to
provide airborne surveillance,
command, control and commu-
nication for NATO operations
around the world. They are home-
based in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
"Our mission is to support the
carrier with their flying opera-
tions. With our AWACS, we can
provide the carrier battle group
with a big picture of air surveil-
lance while they conduct their
operations. In turn, we are also
getting control training with the
large fighter aircraft units on
board the ship," said Lt. Col. Jim
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
Capt. Berthold Wihelm, an instruc-
tor flight allocator and 1st Lt.
Juanjo Moreira, a flight controller,
prepare for a mission aboard the
E-3A Airborne Early Warning and
Control System aircraft currently
training at NAS Jax in support of
the USS George Washington (CVN
73) Battle Group.
Schouman of the Dutch Air Force
and mission commander.
"We are a multi-national force.
We are part of NATO reaction
forces so we can go anywhere at
anytime on short notice. We work
with many different countries'
air forces and navies. We like to
train with a big array of every-
thing that's available," continued
Schouman. "This month we are
training on U.S. Navy procedures,
next month we will do a red flag
exercise conducting Air Force pro-
Senior Master Sgt. Dieter Schoel, a crew chief for the NATO E-3A Component, gives a thumbs-up sending the air-
crew on it's way.
cedures. Every year, we create an
exercise schedule with the differ-
ent aspects of air warfare and are
often invited to help out other ele-
ments with training missions."
Daily missions average about 10
hours in the air. "When we get in
the air the flight deck takes us to
a location where they start flying
in small circles or in a race track
formation, staying in a pattern,"
"At the same time, we turn the
radar on and cover the area to see
what's flying around us or sail-
ing on the water. Then we use our
radios or data links to transmit the
information to the ship. We are in
constant communication with the
ship so they are aware of what's in
their environment at all times."
The E-3A aircraft the compo-
nent flies is a modified Boeing
707-320C, and has a crew of 17.
"We can take up to 29 people on
a flight and often have students
and instructors on board," said
For one American officer
attached to the component, Air
Force Capt. Mike Neitzel, a weap-
on's controller, this is the ideal
job. "I really love my job. This is
one of our ideal assignments -
being stationed with NATO. We
have a different crew composition
of military members from various
countries for every flight. We are
very integrated. There are a lot
of challenges because of the lan-
guage barriers and the way we do
business, but we get together and
By Mark Zenthoefer
Program Director, Navy
The Navy has embarked
on a bold work-force-
shaping strategy that
embraces competition as a
means to improve services and
reduce cost. The plan calls for
completing competitions that
include more than 25,000 mili-
tary and civilian billets within
the next five years.
A diverse work force, includ-
ing military, civilian and con-
tractor components, performs
Navy support functions. The
Navy seeks to shape the work
force so that each component
maximizes its competencies.
Many support functions, needed
to keep the ships sailing and the
planes flying, are commercial
activities. They fall under Office
of Management and Budget
Circular A-76 requirements to
"rely on the private sector for
needed commercial services ...
subject to the forces of competi-
The Navy's use of competition
evolved into the current pro-
gram from three major factors:
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Dennis Veloni, human resources advisor for Commander, Navy
Installations Command (CNIC), gives an update on the status of the
CNIC Competitive Sourcing program during a town hall brief Feb. 28
at the NAS Jax Transient Visitor's Quarters conference room. The brief
was held to inform members of the Security and Fire Departments and
Safety Office about the Competitive Sourcing process, which is a study
to determine if the Navy should continue to fund emergency manage-
ment dispatch, safety support services and non-guard security support
services or contract them out to commercial activities.
significant conversion of mili-
tary billets to civilian, formation
of an installation command and
the May 2003 revisions to A-76.
The Navy depends on the same
vitality that drives productiv-
ity in our economy to drive pro-
ductivity in the Navy's internal
The Defense Department
encourages the military services
to reduce the number of military
personnel serving in positions
not required to perform military
functions. Reductions in per-
sonnel costs are needed to save
money. Through the military
to civilian conversion process,
the Navy strives to improve
the "tooth to tail" ratio for mili-
tary personnel by moving them
into war-fighting positions and
having civilians and contrac-
tors perform work that does
not require military authority
or expertise. Military positions
that are not needed to provide
relief from sea duty and are per-
forming commercial activities
are competed using streamlined
A-76 procedures. If contracting
is determined to be the lowest-
cost means of performing these
commercial activities, the work
is quickly transitioned to the
Converting military work
to civilian performance coin-
cided with creation of a new
command, Commander Navy
Installations Command (CNIC),
in 2003. For the first time, the
Navy had a single command
to manage installations. CNIC
brought about a national focus
to installation management.
The Navy built a competitive
sourcing plan focusing on sup-
port functions as unique busi-
talk about it and get the mission
done," he said.
"Our job is basically to paint a
picture of where the bad guys are.
We can see everything within a
250-mile radius and can monitor
the skies and provide time sensi-
tive targeting. We also have the
ability to look at surface tracks
such as boats and through our
assets can interrogate their mode
of operation and codes to deter-
mine if they are a threat so we
can get an asset there to stop
them," Neitzel added.
In the past, the component used
NS Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico
as their homebase during this
type of mission.
See NATO, Page 15
set for April
From the FFSC
NAS Jacksonville and the
Northeast Florida Navy
League Chapters will host
a special luncheon April 23 to honor
the station's individual augmentees
(IAs) who have deployed to combat
the global war on terrorism.
The luncheon will be held at 11:30
a.m. at the NAS Jax Officers' Club
for all NAS Jax Sailors who have
deployed on an IA tour. Subsequent
luncheon's will be held on a semi-
annual basis and will honor those
IA's who have returned in the previ-
ous six months. The uniform will be
service khaki for E-7 and above and
uniform of the day for E-6 and below.
Civilian attire is business casual.
There is no cost for our IAs and
their spouse. The cost for other mili-
tary and civilian guests is $10.
Base commands and depart-
ments are asked to provide a list of
attendees to Michael Brazier of the
Fleet and Family Support Center at
email@example.com by March
28. Please include rate/rank (war-
fare pin if applicable) and full name
of IAs and their spouse for plaque
and certificate information. Please
also include names of any military
and civilian guests attending.
For more information, call 542-
2766 Ext. 142 or 144.
See A-76, Page 15
TOUCHING Time changes Sunday The NAS Jax Fire Prevention Division
rn n Don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour 7 z would also like to remind everyone to also
S Sunday morning at 2 a.m., as we revert to A change your smoke alarm batteries
B A S E Daylight Saving Time. when you change your clocks.
2 JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008
Looking back in time...
S.- -. '
Photo by PH2 Don Sieburg, J]r.
The newly completed auditorium at NAS Jacksonville in 1942.
ON THE HOMEFRONT
Child'l rdetermination at
Last year I was deployed
for six months and I
received some nice tax
breaks and credits. Now I
will get a rather large tax
I have talked with my
wife about what to do with
this money and she thinks
we should take a family
vacation. I think we should
pay off our debts and start
a savings account for our
daughter. What do you
Maybe all the above. Your
wife was at home with your
daughter while you were
away and she seems to
want some family time with
you. That is a good thing.
After all, life shouldn't
always be work, work, and
On the other hand, you
now have a unique opportu-
nity to get ahead financial-
ly and you should seriously
consider taking that step.
According to "The Dollar
Stretcher," here are some
suggestions on what
you can do with your tax
refunds. Arrange them in
the order that suits your
* Pay off, or pay down, your
credit card debt.
* Make any major home repair
or car repairs you need done.
* Start a retirement fund. Roth
IRA's and your Thrift Savings
Plan are great places to start.
* Start a college fund for your
* Make an extra payment on
* Start an emergency fund.
* Invest in education for you or
* Take that family vacation
you have always wanted but
* Do nothing until the excite-
ment of having extra cash wears
down. Then analyze the situa-
tion and make a plan.
Of course there are many
other ways to spend the
refund, some of them smart
and others not so smart. I
recommend you discuss all
options with your wife and
come up with a plan you
both can support.
And by the way, thanks
for your service to our coun-
More questions? Call Hey
MoneyMan at 778-0353.
Women's History Month celebration set
The annual Women's History Month celebration
will be held March 18 at 7:30 a.m. at the Flight
Line Caf6. The observance will feature a breakfast
followed by a short program. The guest speaker will be
CMDCM(AW/SW) Evelyn Banks, command master chief
for the U.S. Naval Academy.
The event is open to all hands and the cost is $3.85. For
more information, call YN1 Jenkins at 542-3314.
=Tri-base job fair is next week
baseball is a lesson for us all A Tr-base Job Fair will be held March 12 fr
baseball i s a lesson for us all A9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morocco Shrine Cent
By Sarah Smiley
Last year, my son, Ford, then 6,
was, let's face it, the worst ath-
lete on his tee-ball team. He
was also the smallest, youngest and
least experienced. Not surprisingly,
the coaches often stuck him in the
outfield. Sometimes they left him in
the dugout for whole innings.
Ford, God love him, never lost heart.
At times I was sure he'd want to quit.
But then, to my surprise, he was
ready for every practice and stand-
ing in the outfield for every game,
that characteristic half-moon smile-
-the one he's had to grow into since
it covered most of his face as a baby-
-shining out from the shadows of his
He always believed that the next
game, the next practice, would be his
big chance. Sometimes, that faith
made me cry myself to sleep at night.
If only he could play the infield just
once, I prayed, it would make him so
But Ford never got that chance. He
displayed the generic at-least-you-par-
ticipated trophy on the special shelf in
his bedroom anyway.
"Next year," he told me, "when all
the big kids have moved up a league,
I'll be the oldest player and maybe I'll
get to play first base."
"Yes, maybe," I said.
"Next year" came last week. On our
way to the first practice of the season,
I looked in my rearview mirror and
saw Ford smiling to himself, staring
confidently out the window. His base-
ball glove was in his lap. I knew he
was daydreaming about playing the
infield. With the same faith that one
knows the daffodils will bloom each
spring, Ford believed that this day
would be his big break.
In the parking lot, he jumped out of
the car and ran across the dusty field,
calling out "See ya, mom," over his
shoulder. He was too excited to wait
for me to unbuckle his brother and
put the baby in the stroller.
My eyes grew wet when I noticed
that his grey baseball pants, the ones
that needed a belt and hung down
to his ankles last year, now almost
looked too tight and short as he ran
to the field. Maybe this will be his big
day after all, I thought.
I took my seat on the splintered
stands and said a little prayer before
the practice began. The sparkles in
Ford's eyes nearly danced and he
couldn't contain the smile on his face
as the new coach introduced himself
to the team. The coach split the chil-
dren into two groups. One group went
to practice in the infield. The other
group went to the outfield. Ford was
in the second group.
I could not stop myself from crying,
and I hoped that the other mothers
didn't see. While he fielded ground-
ers and caught pop-fly's, Ford con-
stantly glanced longingly at the kids
in the infield. Perhaps, like me, he
thought the coach would switch the
groups halfway through practice. But
we were both wrong. One hour passed
and Ford was still in the outfield.
When he came to me on the stands
after practice, Ford said, "I really
thought I'd be in the infield this year."
"I know, Honey," was all I could say.
What else was there? I was prepared
for him to say that he wanted to quit.
"I'm going to go talk to the coach,"
He ran across the dirt, waited for
the coach to finish picking up stray
balls and baseball bats, and then said,
"Coach, I've been practicing real hard
all summer, and if you just give me
one shot at the infield, I think I can
The coach smiled. "Sure, we'll give
you a shot next practice," he said.
Ford ran back to me yelling, "Yes!
He said he'd give me a chance, Mom!"
All weekend, Ford practiced in
the front yard. He studied major
league games on television. And
when Monday night's practice finally
arrived, there he was in my rearview
mirror again, smiling out the window.
He ran out onto the baseball field
and the coach put him on first base.
I have never smiled so much. There
was my child, standing in a cloud of
red baseball dust, his hands on his
knees, ready for whatever came his
way. He caught some and missed oth-
ers, but he was there, and I knew he
would remember that moment for the
rest of his life.
After practice, Ford told me, "I'm
glad they gave me a chance, because
without a chance, how can anybody
ever know what someone can do?"
It occurred to me then that with his
patience, his faith and determination,
Ford will be able to do absolutely any-
thing. And I hope he always has the
Sarah Smiley can be reached for
comments at www.sarahsmiley.
I- .L3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South, Jacksonville. The
event will be sponsored by the NAS Jax, NS Mayport and
NSB Kings Bay, Ga. Fleet and Family Support Centers.
It is open to all separating, retiring or retired military
members and their families, separated service members
up to 90 days after separation date and members invol-
untarily separated with transition assistance cards.
Those attending should take copies of resumes and be
dressed for success. For more information, call 542-2766,
SUNDAY S I RV1CUS
You are invited to the following Base Chapel
Worship Services this Sunday:
Sunday 8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
11 a.m. Protestant
Protestant Sunday School program is at
9:45-10:45 a.m., and Catholic CCD is 10:45
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A leap of faith... alea
of hope... a leap of hea !
By Loren Barnes
NH Jacksonville Public Affairs
Twelve patients who have experienced a new lease
on life through Naval Hospital Jacksonville's
Gastric Bypass Surgery Program celebrated their
accomplishments last Thursday in the annual Gastric
Bypass Support Group Fashion Show. This year the
theme was "A leap of faith ... A leap of hope . A leap
of health! A celebration of successes."
Part of the hospital's General Surgery Department, the
Gastric Bypass Surgery team is led by Director Cmdr.
Craig Shepps, Assistant Director Capt. James Prescott
Flint and Coordinator/Case Manager Noemi Massari,
Patients who enter the Gastric Bypass Surgery Program
are usually people who have exhausted every other means
of losing their weight and now face serious medical compli-
cations if their weight isn't brought under control. They've
tried all the diets and attempted exercise programs but
they couldn't shed the pounds. This could be because of
genetic or medical issues or from psycho-social behaviors
developed from early childhood. Regardless, they now
faced life-threatening illness brought on or complicated by
their obesity. Sometimes it is their last hope.
Imagine how you'd feel if your doctor sits you down,
takes your hand and says if you don't lose weight you're
going to die but you know you can't do so on your own. On
top of all that you carry the emotional baggage of low self-
esteem fostered by years of guilt laid on you by friends,
family, even strangers on the street. You've learned to
hate that size zero, coat-hanger model who can eat twice
her weight in French fries and never gain an ounce.
(Cheer up; she may have some serious psycho-social nutri-
tional issues as well!). Suffering and despair may have
become the norm for you. You feel you have the cards
stacked against you and you could use a re-deal.
You're not alone in this fix. Studies have shown that
13 million Americans are considered morbidly obese.
Flint said this number is expected to increase, and there
is no end in sight. In fact, today, 283 million Americans,
approximately two thirds of the adult population, suffer
from weight-related health conditions.
For many of these people the standard cures of diet and
exercise can't realistically be expected to fix the problem.
It is common knowledge in the medical community, as
well as in the public eye, that the far majority of diets
and diet programs cannot sustain weight loss in any sig-
nificant fashion. People may lose a significant amount
of weight, and this is great, but the trick is to keep the
weight off. Many patients, who are interested in our pro-
gram, recount this history of significant weight loss, but
gaining it all back. These are the people who might be
good candidates for the hospital's bariatric surgery pro-
gram otherwise known as gastric bypass surgery.
The annual Gastric Bypass Program Pageant is an
opportunity for patients to share what the program has
done for them. The road they've chosen hasn't been with-
out risks and challenges. The commitment they've made is
No one should consider this as their first option for los-
ing weight. The hospital and the Wellness Center offer
a number of programs that can help patients avoid such
serious weight issues before they affect their overall well-
being. These include nutritional and exercise programs.
For information, call the Wellness Center at 542-5292.
More than 750 patients have been through the hospital's
Gastric Bypass program since it was started in 1997. It's
success has depended on the qualifications, experience
and dedication of the surgical team as well as those who
deliver pre and post-operative care.
Shepps is a general surgeon with experience in obesity
surgery since 1979. He received his medical degree from
Jefferson College in Philadelphia and completed a surgery
residency at Naval Medical College, Portsmouth, Va. He
has been the director of the program since 2004. Flint
is also a highly skilled general surgeon, who earned his
medical degree from the University of Florida's College of
Medicine and graduated from the general surgical residen-
cy at St. Mary's Hospital in Connecticut, a Yale program
affiliate. Since then, he has completed multiple advanced
laparoscopic surgical programs and courses. He has a
keen interest in laparoscopic surgery and all it offers.
Massari is a registered nurse and a member of the
American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric surgery. She has
worked with the program 12 years. She plays a vital role at
this command and has developed a highly successful Gastric
Bypass program. She has personally managed, directed and
case managed over 500 patients in this program.
Massari also is in charge of coordinating the Gastric
Bypass Program Support Group. She said, "This is an
invaluable asset to the program in that it decreases
patients visit to emergency rooms, clinics, the use of large
amounts of medications, and helps patients become more
active and thus more productive in society."
The program also benefits from the support of other
areas of clinical specialty within the hospital and avail-
able through TRICARE network facilities.
Shepps said that this annual event is something that he
really looks forward to because it gives the patients the
opportunity to show off the success they have achieved
from a significant lifestyle change.
"I enjoy all aspects of being a general surgeon, particu-
larly with active duty members who are deployed; but bar-
iatrics is by far the most rewarding. The patients are pro-
foundly grateful, repeatedly thanking me for giving them
their life back! It is tremendously rewarding to be able to
care for diabetes and hypertension and help these patients
Photo by Loren Barnes
Gastric Bypass Program Director Cmdr. Craig Shepps welcomes families and guests to this year's Gastric Bypass Program
Support Group Fashion Show.
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General Surgeon and Gastric Bypass Program Assistant Director Capt. James Flint (left) performs gastric bypass surgery on a
patient at a previous duty assignment. Flint said that he enjoys being able to help patients be around to watch their children
grow up. "When we can guarantee that we can make that happen, the joy is palpable," he said.
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Celebrating some amazing Gastric Bypass Program suc-
cesses at this year's Naval Hospital Jax Gastric Bypass Support
Group Pageant were from left to right, back row, Gastric
Bypass Program Director Dr. Craig Shepps, Donald Grasmick,
Jennifer Decker, Assistant Program Director Capt. James
Flint, Annabelle Frailey, Nicole Ribet, Crystal Wade, Veronica
Mowl, Tony Sahioun, Kenneth Robinson, Linda Herman and
Lorna Mack. Front row, Donna Smith, Noemi Massari, Naval
Hospital Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Raquel Bono and
become happier and more productive members of society."
He will soon be changing duty stations but he will leave
the leadership of this program in the capable hands of
Flint joined the team in August of 2007, when he arrived
from Naples, Italy, but assisted in the bariatric program
from 2002 to 2005 when he was stationed here before.
In this kind of work, and especially in a hospital where
individualized compassionate care is a hallmark, patients
can't be just another 15 minute appointment. They receive
individualized care which fully involves the patient, their
families and all of Naval Hospital Jacksonville's provider
Flint said he has enjoyed the special bonds that he has
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with his patients as they face the physical and emotional
demands of the surgical experience.
He said, "People come from all walks of life, with a vari-
ety of experiences, but they are all here for the same thing,
to lose weight and to improve their health. I love being
able to describe the benefits of the surgery and sustained
weight loss, not only for their health and well-being, but
just as important, being able to share their long-term
health with their families. I cannot count the number
of times patients have told me that how they want to be
around when their children grow up. It breaks my heart
to hear that, but, I know it's true. When we can guarantee
that we can make that happen, the joy is palpable!"
As a group the 12 patients in the show have lost hun-
dreds of pounds since their surgery and they've discarded
lots of old clothes. Many hold onto an item or two just to
remind them of how far they've come. They exhibited some
of these along with their "before photos" at the pageant.
They also shared some incredible and courageous stories.
Linda Herman came up against a brick wall in 2004
which forced her to make the decision to enter the gastric
See GASTRIC, Page 5
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008 5
Photo by Loren Barnes
From Page 4
bypass program. She had been suffering continually
worsening knee pain and she had several other medi-
cal conditions which precluded her from knee surgery.
On top of those she said most knee replacements aren't
designed to support someone weighing 333 pounds.
When her doctor suggested she use a motorized scooter,
she knew that just wasn't going to work for her. She felt
that if she did that she would never be active again. She
had her surgery in February of 2005 and she now weighs
She is no longer taking medication for hypertension, gas-
tric reflux or using her inhaler daily. Herman's philoso-
phy is that of a survivor. "You keep putting one foot in
front of the other and you get through it," she said. "My
life is entirely different. There will be good days and bad
days until I get my knee replaced."
The hospital's support group is a key element of
these patients' recovery process. Lorena Mack is a
sponsor for new patients entering the Gastric Bypass
Program. She had her surgery in April 2004 and
weighed 250 pounds. Today, that's down to 132
pounds, a 118 pound reduction. The 52-year-old no lon-
ger needs blood pressure or heart medications.
Lorena said that as a sponsor, "I give them a reality
check from the patient's point of view rather than of
the surgeon. There are often questions they will ask
another patient that they won't ask a professional."
Most men think of a fashion shows as "a woman
thing." But 54-year-old Ken Robinson, is proud to show
off his new look. But what he's really happy about
is what the gastric bypass program has done for his
He said, "The greatest benefit is just being here
today. The biggest benefit is medical." Robinson no
longer takes any medication and he can shop in a regu-
lar store and buy normal clothes. Another benefit is
not using an extender seatbelt when traveling by plane
he said. Robinson's wife, Nancy is a nurse in the Naval
Hospital Jacksonville Family Medicine Department.
She remains a source of encouragement for him and
the other patients in the program. Ken had abdomino-
plasty in August 2007 to remove his excess skin after
As all these patients can attest, Gastric Bypass
Surgery patients soon learn that achieving that "new
you" involves more than just the physical results of the
surgery. It involves a complete lifestyle change.
Flint stresses that not everyone can become a candi-
date for the program, but that anyone who is morbidly
obese and interested in bariatric surgery, should speak
to his or her primary care provider about the program.
We have strict criteria for entering the program, but
there are many people who are perfect candidates, but
are never referred.
"Until the mainstream media and the mainstream
medical community jump on board the bariatric surgi-
cal express, patients are to have to do their own inves-
tigating, and ask that they be considered for the pro-
gram, as long as they meet the criteria. Sometimes,
you can't just sit back and let things happen. Just like
in our program, sometimes, you have to work for your
health," said Flint.
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Linda Herman poses in her pre-surger) clothing, size
26-32. In early 2005, Herman suffered from high
blood pressure, asthma, allergies, high blood sugar
and increasing pain in her back, knees and legs. She
had limited mobility, needed support to walk and
an orthopedist recommended she use a motorized
Photo by Loren Barnes
Three years after surgery, Linda Herman has been able to postpone knee
replacements although doctors have discovered some heart damage
from her being overweight. But now she's enoying life one day at a time
and she feels better doing it. She still has allergies, is getting steroid
injections for knee pain but is now using an indoor bike. Her weight is
down to 177 pounds and she's gone from a size 26-32 to 16-18.
6 JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008
What to do when diagnosed with a sickness or disease
Afew years ago, I was diag- power. He went
nosed with Leukemia, a around doing good
blood cancer that can and healing all who
affect your immune system. were troubled by
Receiving the news from my doc- the devil because
tors was shocking. God was with Him.
My mind began to run wild. I John 3:8: The
How could this be? I have been person who keeps
in good physical shape all my life. on sinning belongs
What could have caused this? to the devil. The
How will it affect me? devil has sinned
Will I die from this? Would I from the beginning.
have to take chemotherapy or But the Son of God
should I take it? Will I be able came to destroy the
to work? If not, how long will I works of the devil.
be out of work? Have I sinned to These scriptures
cause this sickness? and others served
Is God angry with me? Is God as a positive rein-
trying to teach me something? forcement for me thrc
What is his purpose for letting period of sickness. G
this disease attack my body? clear to me that this s
My first reaction was not spiri- not unto death but I w
tual, but carnal. Then I finally greater testimony of h]
realized that God is in charge God began to speak
of my life. I shouldn't be afraid what to do to overcome
because God has allowed this to ness. There are many
happen to me. I am his child and are dealing with cancer
he is my Father. illnesses in uniform.
After pondering over all the share with you what I
negative thoughts, two scriptures to heal me.
came to mind. 1. Immediately brin;
Acts 20:38: God gave Jesus of ness up before God, e
Nazareth the Holy Spirit and he is already aware of
When dieting isn'
By Marsha Childs this procedure.
NHJ Marketing To be considered for the
GBP, the patient must have
T hat extra 100 pounds a body mass index (BMI)
you've been carry- greater than 40 percent
ing around is con- for height, age, and sex for
tributing to your worsen- the last five or more years.
ing health problems. The Some patients with a BMI
excess weight is causing of 35 will be considered at
your blood pressure to soar the Military Treatment
and your arthritis to flare- Facility if they have severe
up. You have tried all the health problems, such
latest diets, but nothing as high blood pressure,
seems to work. Attempts diabetes, etc. The BMI is
to exercise make your the relationship between
knees ache and your lungs weight and height used to
hurt. If this sounds like assess a patient's health
you, there may be another risk. The patient must have
method for shedding that attempted weight loss using
unwanted weight-sur- other measures like diet-
gery. ing and exercise. He must
Naval Hospital Jackson- also be willing to follow a
ville offers bariatric sur- focused plan for a minimum
gery, also called gastric of five months. The path-
bypass surgery. According way includes exercise, men-
to the American Association tal health and nutritional
for Metabolic and Bariatric evaluations, support group
Surgery, this procedure cre- meeting attendance and a
ates a stapled or divided medical clearance for sur-
small gastric pouch leaving gery.
the remainder of the stom- Careful screening of
ach in place. A long section each patient is essential
of small bowel is attached to ensure a successful out-
to the stomach to divert the come. Once the patient
bile and pancreatic juice to undergoes surgery, the
produce decreased absorp- GBP surgeon and health
tion. The pouch restricts the care team continue medi-
amount of01 food patients can
eat, but still ensure they
feel satisfied after eating.
There are several types
of bariatric surgeries. The
one used at Naval Hospital
above is the laparoscopic
Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass,
which has fewer risks, but
there are risks. The major
risks are: anastomotic leak
with severe infection, pul-
monary embolism and deep
venous thrombosis, and
risks associated with gen-
eral anesthesia. More com-
mon and lesser risks and
side effects are frequent
vomiting, abdominal bloat-
ing, lifelong vitamin sup-
plements, intestinal irrita-
tion, ulcers, and a condition
known as dumping syn-
Candidates for this pro-
cedure must be 100 pounds
over the ideal weight for
their height and bone struc-
ture, according to the most
current Metropolitan Life
Table, and have an under-
lying medical condition
such as Type 2 Diabetes,
high blood pressure, sleep
apnea or severe joint pain.
An associated health prob-
lem is not required if the
patient is 200 percent over
the ideal weight.
The hospital's Gastric
Bypass Program (GBP)
is open to all retirees and
their eligible family mem-
bers and active duty fam-
ily members ages 26 to
55. They must be enrolled
at the military treatment
facility (MTF) and referred
by their primary care pro-
vider to be considered for
the program. Active duty
members are not eligible for
(Lt. Cmdr.) Bruce Hill
od made it
would have a
to me about
ne this sick-
er and other
I want to
did for God
g your sick-
2. Don't discuss
your sickness with
those who believe
that God can heal.
3. Never com-
plain or ask "why?"
in the negative.
God knows what he
4. Be very posi-
tive about your
sickness. There is
healing in a posi-
5. Listen to the
Holy Spirit. If you
don't feel sick, don't
6. Discuss your views and the
doctor's assessment together,
leading them to faith in God.
7. It is healthy for the patient
and the doctor to be in agreement.
You must never forget who does
8. Accept what is going on in
9. Understand what is sick,
your body or your spirit or both.
Sickness can attack your body but
not your spirit. You are not your
body. You are your spirit.
cal management for 18
months, and, in many
cases, patients continue to
come back to clinic to "show
off' their progress.
Why does the naval hospi-
tal offer this particular sur-
gery? The obvious rewards
include better control of
existing medical conditions:
diabetes, hypertension and
sleep apnea, relief from
arthritic pain in weight-
bearing joints, and reduced
risk of heart problems.
Not so obvious are the per-
sonal benefits of improved
self-image, better social
acceptance and increased
when the active duty family
member is being well cared
for, it is one less worry for
the service member.
Bariatric surgery is a
TRICARE benefit avail-
able to all eligible military
patients who meet the cri-
teria. For more informa-
tion about the program,
contact your physician, the
GBP Coordinator Noemi
Massari at 542-7524 or visit
TRICARE.osd.mil, key word
TRICARE Policy Manual/
Bariatric Surgery to see if
this surgery is right for you.
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10. Start a chain of prayers
directed toward the sickness with
those you believe in.
11. Accept the fact that God has
allowed your sickness. He has a
purpose and plan for allowing it
to attack your body:
To manifest His power over
To strengthen your testimony.
To take you to another level of
faith in him.
To test your faith and loyalty
To transform some area of
To slow you down to hear his
To reveal sin in your life.
To bring you closer to him.
12. Believe that God can heal
your sickness or give you grace to
live with it.
13. Ask God if this sickness is
life or death?
14. Feed your spirit, body,
mind, and soul with God's word
on healing scriptures. God doesn't
want you sick. He wants to heal
15. Claim God's promises in his
word for your healing.
16. Don't listen to the devil or
negative people. Don't even hold
conversations with them. They
will hinder your healing and
weaken your faith.
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17. Speak what the doctor say is
wrong with your body and claim
what God has promised to do for
you. Do not be in denial. Sickness
can attack your body, but not your
18. Believe that God can heal
spiritually (divine healing) and
19. Seek God for his healing
plan for your illness.
20. Understand who is healing
you even when the doctor sug-
gests a healing plan.
21. Eat plenty of food before
chemotherapy or radiation. You
may not want to eat or may not
have a taste for food but eat it
anyway. Let the cancer eat the
food and not your body.
Death is an appointment that
we can not cancel. We will die and
leave this world.
However, we don't have to die
before time. Live your life to the
fullness in Jesus Christ.
And remember, those who
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008 7
Training as a team
By Lt. Jacob Wilson
Cmdr. Doug Carpenter will relieve
Cmdr. Doug Walker as VS-32 com-
manding officer in a change of com-
mand ceremony tomorrow in Hangar 117
at NAS Jacksonville.
Carpenter, a native of Virginia Beach,
Va. graduated from the U.S. Naval
Academy in 1991 earning a Bachelor of
Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Carpenter was designated a naval flight
officer in 1993 and completed fleet replace-
ment training in the A-6E Intruder at VA-
He participated in numerous deploy-
ments in support of Operation Southern
Watch with the "Blue Blasters" of VA-34
on board USS George Washington and
then, following the sundown of the Intruder
community, with the "Topcats" of VS-31
on board USS John C. Stennis. Carpenter
completed his department head tour with
VS-22 serving as training and operations
officer. He then became the S-3 Flight Hour
Program manager and completed a Masters
of Business Administration while managing
a 3.5 billion dollar operating budget as part
of Commander, Naval Air Forces, Atlantic.
Carpenter has served as executive officer of
VS-32 since February 2007.
Since reporting to VS-32 in November
2005, Walker has deployed twice with
VS-32 in support of Operations Iraqi
Freedom and Enduring Freedom. He and
the "Maulers" spent more than 15 months
underway on board USS Enterprise dur-
ing his tour of duty. During this time, the
Maulers flew more than 60 combat non-
traditional intelligence, surveillance and
reconnaissance sorties over Iraq, logged
7,535 flight hours and more than 2,400
arrested landings on board the Big "E".
As commanding officer, he led VS-32 to
several distinguished accomplishments.
The Maulers were the first Viking squad-
ron to certify the venerable S-3B as a pre-
cision targeting platform. They developed
new tactics with the recently installed
LANTIRN targeting system, tested those
tactics at the Naval Strike Warfare Center
in Fallon, Nev. and received approval to
deliver laser guided munitions and desig-
nate for GPS guided munitions in the close
air support environment.
Walker's squadron also enjoyed the high-
est retention rate of any squadron in the
Cmdr. Doug Carpenter
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DCCS(SW/AW) Darryl Melton gives a short brief after Exercise Operation Dolphin, a sim-
ulated tabletop disaster drill Feb. 27 at the Emergency Operations Center. The drill began
with a simulated explosion that killed five people and injured more than 20 other victims.
Shortly after the explosion, a group of individuals broke into the NAS Jax Waterfront Brig
to free a prisoner. "This disaster drill went really well. Everyone worked together as a
team today. Always remember, the top three concerns of any emergency are life safety,
stabilization of the incident and protection of the property and environment," Melton said
to the participants after the drill.
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Cmdr. Doug Walker
Navy for fiscal year 2007. Commander,
Fleet Forces Command placed the Maulers
on the retention honor roll in all four quar-
ters of fiscal year 2007. No other squadron
accomplished this in 2007. Additionally,
the Maulers promoted Sailors 150 percent
above the Navy average, including advanc-
ing four first class petty officers to chief
Walker will next report to the opera-
tions staff of U.S. Strategic Command in
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Navy Band Southeast proudly pres-
ents their Spring "Concerts in the
Park" concert series. Please join
the band at Patriot's Grove for a
Boston Pops style concert series.
The event is free. Bring a blan-
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8 JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008
CNRSE to host community service conference
Commander, Navy Region South-
east will host the 2008 Navy
Community Service Program
(NCSP) Conference March 11-12 at the
NAS Jacksonville Officers' Club to update
and provide training to command volun-
teer coordinators on the program.
The conference is also open to command
school partnership coordinators and other
community service coordinators on a space
available basis. Funding is not available
The seminar will provide training on
how to implement a command NCSP, high-
lighting for Navy commands CNRSE best
practices, accomplishments, and lessons
learned in executing the program.
A special workshop has also been
planned on how to put together an award
winning NCSP package.
"We feel this conference will be of great
benefit to command volunteer coordinators
in successfully managing their Command
Navy Community Service and Outreach
Program," said Navy Community Service
Program Manager Dianne Parker.
Dr. Judith Smith, director of Volunteer
Jacksonville and a retired naval officer,
will address the conference on the impor-
tance of Navy community service and out-
The event will include various workshops
with topics like volunteer program risk
management, volunteer recruiting, screen-
ing and other key components that are
vital to developing an effective command
The second day will include a community
service project in the Jacksonville area.
All commands and activities in the
CNRSE area of area of responsibility are
encouraged to send designated command
volunteer coordinators and/or alternate to
represent their command.
Seating is limited and can be confirmed
by contacting the CNRSE NCSP manager
via email at: email@example.com. For
general information, please call 542-5380.
Tax center open for business, offering free assistance
The NAS Jacksonville Tax Center offers a free
tax service through the Voluntary Income Tax
Assistance program to military members, retir-
ees and their families. The center is open Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The tax center has a full-time receptionist to greet cus-
tomers and set up appointments and 21 full-time and part-
time volunteers who have been specially trained by the
Internal Revenue Service to handle most tax situations.
There is also a special area set up to children to watch mov-
ies while their parents are having their taxes prepared.
It is the only free tax preparation service on base.
Volunteers will e-file almost all returns, ensuring fast
Those eligible for the free tax preparation include:
All active duty service members and their dependents
All retirees and their dependents
Reservists on active duty for more than 30 days
Reservists within 30 days of demobilization
SReservists involved in pre-mobilization
Before making an appointment, customers should have:
All 2007 W-2's and 1099's
Copies of social security cards for taxpayers and
Taxpayer(s) military ID cards
Bank account numbers and routing numbers
Any other tax records including copies of 2006 tax
Members of the NAS Jax Honor Support Team present the colors as Navy Band Southeast
performs the national anthem at the opening ceremonies of the Navy Ortega Lakeshore
Little League season. Hundreds of players, coaches, family members and friends turned
out for the 49th annual opening ceremonies Saturday morning.
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. throws out the first
pitch to officially kick off the
Navy-Ortega-Lakeshore Little League
Baseball and Girls Softball League
season Saturday at NAS Jax. The season
runs through June.
returns if available
**If you do not bring either a copy of your social secu-
rity card or a previous year's tax return, we will not be
able to prepare your return. You must also have this docu-
mentation for all dependents.
Couples wishing to file joint returns should come to the
tax center together. If a spouse is unavailable, the spouse
preparing the return will need to bring a power of attor-
ney that specifically covers tax filing purposes or an IRS
Power of Attorney Form 2848 (available at www.irs.gov)
If you have a complex return, please call ahead and
make an appointment.
For more information or to make an appointment, call
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A group of preschoolers from the NAS
Jax Child Development Center Mod B.
listen attentively at Fleet and Family
Support Center Financial Counselor
Rufus Bundrige reads The Berenstain i
Bears, Trouble with Money to the
children. The children were all given
a piece of candy and told to do what
they like with it as Bundrige read the
book. He then asked how many children
had saved their candy, pretending it
was a dollar bill to put in a piggy bank.
Although all the children had eaten their
candy, they each received a small piggy
bank and a lesson in saving their money.
The event was held to recognize Military
NAS Jax Fleet and Family Support
Center Financial Counselor Rufus
Bundrige passes out some piggy banks
as part of a special presentation at the
Child Development Center Feb. 27 to
recognize Military Saves Week.
JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, March 6, 2008 9
Guidance for individual
For anyone who is a sponsor of an
individual augmentee (IA) the fol-
lowing guidelines must be followed:
Contact your IA at least once a month.
Contact their families at least once a
When members are due to return, do
something special for them. The Morale,
Welfare and Recreation Department, USO
and Fleet and Family Support Center have
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NAS Jax holds successful
Nashville Star casting call
By MWR staff L
The NAS Jax Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Department hosted a
Nashville Star All-Military Casting
Call Feb. 27 at The Zone complex.
Twenty-six Sailors and family members
participated in the event for the chance
to appear on the national television show,
Judges included Eden Kendall from
the Gator Country Radio morning show,
Michele Chase from the Gator Country
Radio mid-day show and Disc Jockey Joe
Buck from Maverick's country bar located
at The Jacksonville Landing.
The participants had three minutes to
impress the judges by singing acapella or
with an acoustic instrument. The partici-
pants were then scored based on singing
ability, performance and star factor.
Participants had to sing a pre-approved
song from a list provided by Nashville
Star. The group was narrowed down to the
top 10 and then to the top three with two
The top three winners from NAS
Photos by Shannon Leonard
(From left) Nashville Star guest judges Michele Chase from Gator Country
mid-day show, Joe Buck from Maverick's at The Jacksonville Landing's new-
est country club hot spot and Eden Kendall from Gator Country morning
show deliberate on choosing the top 10 contestants during the Nashville Star
Casting Call at The Zone.
Jacksonville are: MU2 Johnson of Navy Medic
Mallory McKendry of Navy Command and Rayal Kelly,
Band Southeast, AMAN NAS Jacksonville will be
Jessica of Consolidated professional audition sess
Maintenance Organization of the top three to Comn
11, and Jessica Doran, a Installation Command (CNI
Navy spouse. The alter- CNIC will then select 1
nates are HN Mandy from all military bases tl
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MU2 Mallory McKendry from Navy Band Southeast auditions
during the All Military Casting Call at The Zone on Feb. 27.
She is one of the top three contestants selected from NAS
Jacksonville to audition at Commander, Navy Installations
Command and possibly the Nashville Star television show
a Navy spouse.
ion from each
hat held local
casting calls to go on to the next round
in Norfolk, Va. April 11-12. The winner's
audition package from the All-Military
Casting Call will be submitted by the Navy
for consideration for the Nashville Star
A special thank you goes to Renda
Broadcasting Gator Country 99.9 and
all who participated and supported the
Nashville Star All-Military Casting Call.
From left, Rayal Kelly, a Navy spouse, was selected as an
alternate, MU2 Mallory McKendry of Navy Band Southeast
was picked as one of the top three, AMAN Jessica Freber
of Consolidated Maintenance Organization 11 made the
top three, HN Mandy Johnson of Navy Medicine Support
Command was chosen as an alternate and Jessica Doran,
a Navy spouse, will also head to the Commander, Navy
Installations Command competition as one of the top three
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Training helps aircrew te
deal with emergencies ,
By Kaylee LaRocque- & -
Editor W -
Training pilots and aircrews to deal
with life-threatening emergencies
is the primary mission of the staff
at the Aviation Survival Training Center
(ASTC) at NAS Jacksonville.
ASTC offers numerous courses to train
aircrews on the physiological hazards asso-
ciated with flying. Some of these include:
hypoxia, hyperventilation, sensory physi-
ology, stress, human performance, spatial
disorientation, G-Forces, aviation life sup-
port systems, emergency egress and basic
New and refresher students go through
a variety of courses based on what type of
aircraft they fly. "We cover all types of air-
craft helos, jets, props and they get train-
ing on every kind of scenario. Depending on
what type of aircraft you fly, the training is
tailored to that specific classification," said
ASTC Director Lt. Cmdr. Sue Jay. "If you
fly jets or props, you'll get parachute train-
ing and ejection seat training. If it's helos,
you'll go through the underwater egress
Classes last two or three days and
include a series of classroom lectures,
dynamic training such as parachute
descent procedures, ejection seat, decom-
pression chamber and water survival train-
For 18 pilots and aircrew participating
in the low pressure chamber exercises Feb.
13, they not only became qualified, but
also became local celebrities as the train-
ing was portrayed on First Coast News by
news anchor Joy Purdy, who interviewed
staff members and students.
As the students entered the chamber,
they were given oxygen masks and seated
on both sides of the chamber as sever-
al instructors helped them try on their
gear. Once the thumbs-up was given the
chamber was sealed, oxygen masks were
removed and they began a simulated
ascend to 20,000 feet.
"They are required to go through this
training to help them recognize signs and
symptoms of hypoxia and learn how to
treat them. By using this chamber, we can
do it safely on the deck so if anyone passes
out, we can treat them," said Jay. "We
want them to get hypoxic so they can see
what it feels like and they know what to do
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
HM2 Lori White, an inside observer in the
decompression chamber, checks the fitting
of student's oxygen mask before the testing
and can recognize it in others. We've had
people pass out, get nauseous, euphoric
and belligerent. It affects everyone in dif-
"They can only remain off oxygen for a
short time before the symptoms of hypoxia
set in. The longest they are allowed to
remain off oxygen at 20,000 feet is 18 min-
utes. It would push the limits to where
it's safe after that amount of time," stated
HM2 Michael Armbruster, an instructor at
"We level the chamber off at 20,000 feet
at which time they are required to recog-
nize their hypoxia symptoms themselves
and treat themselves accordingly. We
have them do a writing demonstration as
a diversion tactic to keep them occupied so
they don't concentrate on their symptoms
See CHAMBER, Page 13
First Coast News Anchor Joy Purdy interviews
Ensign Emile Hawkins (right) and AW3(NAC)
Jonathan Norrod, both ofVP-30, about their
experience in the decompression chamber at
the Aviation Survival Training Center.
Aviation Survival Training
Center Jax Director Lt. Cmdr.
Sue Jay checks for signs
of hypoxia as a group of
students ascend to 20,000
feet in the decompression
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CHAMBER: Aviators suffer same effects as SCUBA divers
From Page 12
then we give them simple tasks to do such
as touch their fingers to their noses and
play pattycake. You can see the coordina-
tion gets more difficult as hypoxia sets in."
As they continued to ascend, one by one
the students put on their oxygen masks.
"We've had people pass out, rupture their
ear drums, loose their fillings and damage
Any type of oxygen emergency at a high
altitude could become potentially fatal if
that aviator is not able to recognize the
symptoms," said Armbruster. "It happened
with golfer Payne Stewart many years ago.
They think they had a decompression prob-
lem and the signs weren't recognized and
they all perished. Today, our students are
in a chamber and we have staff to help
them if they need it, but when they are
actually flying, that won't be the case. It's
a real eye opening experience."
As the students stepped out of the
chamber after the training exercise, most
seemed a little worn out.
"It was tiring but not past my normal
physical actions during the day like lifting
weights. My arms got a little tired," stated
Ensign Emile Hawkins, a student pilot at
VP-30 who was the last to don his oxygen
"As we ascended in altitude, you could
feel the different pressure and watch the
balloon inside start expanding. As we start-
ed ascending, you could actually see where
the humidity was evaporating and there
was a mist like on a foggy lake coming up,"
recalled AW3(NAC) Jonathan Norrod, a
radar operator at VP-30.
"As we got up to altitude and started
doing different skills, I was trying to look
at the eye chart, I think I did alright, but
when we started doing the hand move-
ments, it was a little difficult remembering
what the sequences where that they were
calling out. A lot of my job is memorization
so I was trying really hard to do everything
right," he continued.
"Of course, with the pressure changing
in the chamber you are watching for how
the changes affect you. When you are in
the P-3 you aren't sitting there watching
for these things you are doing your job.
But you have to know what signs to look
for. The first thing I noticed were that my
fingertips were turning blue. I also had a
slight headache and had a slight twitch
in my hands. Towards the end it also got
harder to hear what the instructors were
saying. By going through this training, it
helps you look for those signs. If I was on
the aircraft and I saw that my fingertips
were turning blue, I would immediately
put on my oxygen mask."
The low-pressure chamber consists of
three separate chambers made of three-
quarter-inch steel with thick glass win-
"It will actually stand pressures up to
100,000 feet although we don't take stu-
dents up that high. The majority of our
flight students go to 20,000 to 25,000 feet
and every so often, 35,000 feet. Any higher
than that and you would need a pressure
suit because your blood could actually start
to boil because of the nitrogen in the body.
Aviators can suffer from decompression
sickness just like SCUBA divers," added
By knowing what to do in case of depres-
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque Ensign Jamie Blatter (left) of VP-30 and Lt. Darren Randolph of VP-8 play a game of Pattycake
Ensign Thomas Sculthorpe of VP-30 and other in the decompression chamber at 20,000 feet, in a test to help the pilots recognize signs of
student pilots test their thinking and writing hypoxia.
skills while being ascended to 20,000 feet
without oxygen in the decompression cham-
ber at Aviation Survival Training Center jax t
Feb. 13. Learning to manage money
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
Andy Anderson, a benefits briefer with the Navy Mutual Aid Association, gives a moti-
vational lecture during a financial seminar at the base theatre Feb. 29 as part of Military
Saves Week. Anderson discussed a variety of financial topics including retirement ben-
efits, social security, Thrift Savings Plan and the benefits of staying in the military.
S p o r s B a rG ril
PR2(PJ) Edwin Antrim passes out oxygen
masks to a student pilot to use during the
surization to prevent hypoxia while flying
is crucial for all aircrews.
"It's extremely important to go through
this training in case the cabin pressure
inside the aircraft changes and we have to
use oxygen. You can never put a price tag
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For more information call
Active duty free bowling
11 a.m. 1 p.m.
9 p.m. midnight
$10 per person, includes
Reservations are accepted!
Family Day Special
11 a.m. 5 p.m.
For more information on
aquatics call 542-2930.
Monday, Wednesday &
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Third annual Capt. Chuck
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Register at the fitness cen-
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Department of Defense
For more information about
I. T. T. trips or ticket prices
please call 542-3318.
2008 Entertainment Books
Now on sale at I.T.T.
Lord of the Dance
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Times Union Moran
Gator Nationals in
$31 for general admission
$39 for reserve admission
$56 for reserve admission
10 a.m. 2 p.m.
March 16, 7 p.m.
Military Resort Rentals Sales Representative Leslie Jarrard
(left) gives some information about the resort to Jamie Wyche
during last year's Information, Tickets and Tours (I.T.T.) Travel
Fair. This year's fair will be held March 15 from 10 a.m. to
2 p.m. in front of the I.T.T. Office and Navy Exchange. The
annual event gives military and Department of Defense per-
sonnel a chance to learn about attractions, travel,lodging and
vacation opportunities available for a discounted rate through
the I.T.T. office. Call 542-3318 for more information.
$83.75 for Orchestra
Seating (Buy one get one
Times Union Moran
April 5 at 5 p.m.
$27 per person
Universal Studios one day,
two park ticket
(Includes Mardi Gras cel-
ebration and concerts)
$60 adult, $43.50 Child
Movies are shown at the
base theater and open to all
hands. For details call 542-
Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Lions
For Lambs (R)
Saturday, 5 p.m. Martian
Saturday, 7 p.m. Michael
March 14, 7 p.m. Why
Did I Get Married (PG-13)
March 15, 5 p.m. Bee
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March 21, 7 p.m. -The
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March 29, 5 p.m.
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$150 per person
March 21, 22, 23, 29 and 30
April 18, 19, 20, 26 and 27
For more information, call
Spring Break Camp
March 31 April 4
Ages 5(K) 13
Easter Egg Hunt
March 21, 7 p.m.
McCaffrey Softball Fields
Call 542-3521 for more
Budweiser Brew House
Every Monday and
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Open to all authorized
patrons and guests.
Zone gift certificates award-
For more information on
the golf course, call 542-
3249 or Mulligan's, call
Military Appreciation Days
at NAS Jax Golf Club
New rates! $15 per person,
Navy Exchanges, customers go green to help the environment
By Kristine Sturki
N avy Exchange
will be able to do
their part to help the envi-
ronment by purchasing a
multi-use reusable shop-
ping bag at NEXs world-
Green Bags will be avail-
able in stores in the conti-
nental United States late
February and in March for
The reusable bags will
sell for $.99 for the non
insulated bag and $1.99 for
the zippered insulated bag.
The reusable bags are
made of a sturdy mesh,
sewn together from 100
percent polypropylene and
can withstand repeated
The bags' sturdy straps
carry a lot of weight with-
out tearing, and have a flat
bottom to help prevent tip-
overs. Best of all, they are
moisture resistant and can
be recycled when no longer
"The NEX is always look-
ing for ways to help the
environment and make
the shopping experience a
pleasant one for our cus-
tomers" said Mike Mongin,
"The NEX reusable Green
Bags reduce the need for
plastic or paper bags at
checkout and make the
shopping trip a little easier.
These bags are also easy
to store in your vehicle for
your next trip to the NEX."
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Today and March 27 for
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Trips, activities and costs
may be restricted to El-E5
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active duty members. Call
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Comedy Zone Trip
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(located inside the Ramada-Inn)
FFSC offers educational and support programs
The NAS Jacksonville
Fleet and Family
(FFSC) Life Skills
Education and Support
Program is the foremost
preventive measure for
avoidance of personal and
All FFSC workshops and
classes are free to service
members and their families
as well as Department of
Defense civilian personnel
aboard the base.
required. If special accom-
modations or handicapped
access is required, please
notify FFSC upon registra-
The following workshops
are available in March:
March 10, 9-11 a.m. What
About the Kids Workshop
March 11, 9a.m. to noon Stress
March 11, 1:30-4 p.m. Smooth
March 12, 9-11 a.m. Budgeting
March 17, 1:30-3:30 a.m. -
March 24-27, 7:30 a.m. to 4
p.m. Transition Assistance
Volunteers needed for run
V volunteers are needed for this year's Gate River
Run on Saturday There are numerous opportuni-
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March 24, 1:30-3:30 a.m. -
March 31, 1:30-3:30 a.m. -
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to register, call 542-2766, I.'l ,- t /, ]
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A-76: Program is built
to maximize competition
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
A NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force E-3A aircraft takes off from NAS
Jacksonville for a training mission to NAS Key West, Fla. Feb. 26. The E-3A Component is the
world's only integrated, multi-national flying unit.
at NAS Jax
From Page 1
"We've been supporting
U.S. carrier air groups since
the mid-90s. Since Roosevelt
Roads has closed, we decid-
ed to conduct our operations
from NAS Jacksonville.
There is a big airfield here,
the operational area pro-
vides us with sufficient
space and we have great
support from the base," said
Lt. Col. Jim Schouman of the NATO E-3A Component and
a member of the Dutch Air Force, gives an interview to
local media about the component's mission while at NAS
"We would like to
thank everyone at NAS
Jacksonville for hosting us.
When people find out we're
Input needed for VPK program
T he Voluntary Pre-K (VPK) program is 1. ir .1 to
prepare 4-year-old children for kindergarten and
helps build the foundations for their educational suc-
cess at no cost to the parent. If your child will be four years
of age on or before Sept. 1, they may participate in the VPK
The NAS Jax Youth Activities Center would like to hear
from those families who would be interested in enrolling
their child in a VPK-only program during the regular school
year. Classes would be Monday through Friday from 8:30-
Please call the Youth Activities Center at 778-9772 or
e-mail n !! Ii! 111..di[ Ivy.mil and let them know if you are
interested in this program.
a NATO group, they always
make us feel very welcome.
NAS Jacksonville is an
ideal place to work out of."
ASE tests offered
From the Navy College
he Navy College Office
is offering free Dantes
testing for master auto
technician (ASE certifica-
tion) for active duty service
members May 8, 13 and 15.
To register, pick up a reg-
istration form from the Navy
College Office in Building
110 and return to Rhonda
Newton before March 14. For
more information, call 542-
2477 or email Rhonda.new-
From Page 1
Other commands also embraced the con-
cept of managing business lines with a
national or regional focus. This strategy is
evident in the competitive sourcing plans
for Fleet Forces Command, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command and Naval Supply
Systems Command. By focusing on busi-
ness lines, the Navy is able to establish
national standards of service, which trans-
late well into performance- based com-
petitive sourcing solicitations. Defining the
work is one of the most difficult aspects of
the competitive sourcing process because
the focus is often more on what the work
force does rather than the desired results.
Finally, the 2003 revision to Circular
A-76 contributed to the Navy's choice
of competitive sourcing as a means to
improve services and reduce cost. The cir-
cular was revised so that the same Federal
Acquisition Regulations that ensure the
government is buying at competitive pric-
es are used to make competitive sourcing
The Navy's program is built to maximize
competition. The Navy structured the pro-
gram to ensure public- and private-sec-
tor bidders are competing on equivalent
terms. To do this, it established one con-
tracting office to do all A-76 procurements.
The contracting officers are A-76 experts
in addition to being talented contracting
This contracting office leads the com-
mands in defining which functions are
appropriate for competition and evaluating
the private sector's potential for bidding
on competitions. The Navy also committed
substantial resources to provide agency
tender officials (ATO), who represent fed-
eral employees who compete for work in
teams known as most efficient organiza-
The revised circular requires strict fire-
walls between the officials managing pro-
curement requirements and the officials
supporting the ATO. It is difficult to dedi-
cate resources to both sides of the firewall,
but the result is a competitive environment
that sparks innovation with the expecta-
tion of improving productivity.
Competitive sourcing is often perceived
as a means to export government civilian
jobs. The Navy's approach to competitive
sourcing does not share this view.
The Navy is a large, complex enterprise
that is challenged to manage effectively
and efficiently. The innovation inherent
in competition is needed to ensure com-
mercial activities are motivated toward
continuous improvement. The purpose of
competition is not to export jobs but to
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Auction Direct USA also has a full array of
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discount retailers have revolutionized the
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Auction Direct USA has a large selection of
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Beach, FL 32034
for Passion Show Bar
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Bull Dozer & Back Hoe,
By the iob/hr. Clearing
& Stump removal, Ditch-
Ing & Dirt, Small or Lrg
Jobs w/Free Est. 768-5875
The Blackstone Building is an eleven story high rise building
located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville on the corner Bay
and Market Street. In support of our Maintenance Department,
I am pleased to announce that we have an opening for an
additional employee, a person who possesses the skills of an
all around handyman.
Please note; we are a drug free work place and equal opportunity
employer. To apply for this position, call (904) 314-1709 to
establish a time for an interview.
Military Retirees of all ages with the skill level specified
should apply immediately.
Immediate opening in St.
Augustine, FL for a radar,
electronics, FLIR technician
with intermediate level skills to
diagnose, disassemble, repair or
replace vessel systems.
Excellent wages and benefits.
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AC Heating Fuel
Arts & Crafts
FuR i u/ousehold
Wanted to Buy or
DRYER & WASHER
BIG CAPACITY, EXC.
COND. $200 for both.
book all the
condition lust remod-
eled kitchen $40
upright Self Pro-
pelled wind Tunnel
board accessories Super
B carpet cleaning
excellent condition $65
4 Washer and Dryer
Color beige. Both
afor $300. Call Roy
one year old Dryer
3 Sold as a Set $300
one year old Dryer
3 Sold as a Set $300
SWasher Dryer Set -
SHeavy Duty Extra,
works great. $225
for set. Call 904-755-8108
W/D Good condi-
tion $250 call
372-4815 or 334-3437
BANK AUCTION 8518
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SLaptop Computer -
memory, CD ROM, 3 1/2
floppy drive, works
great! $80 249-1666
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4 Monitor 17" $30 TV
19" CD VCR built
in $50 ask for Ruth
SPioneer Stereo -
changer, dual cas-
sette. $100 obo. call
TV with stand 32"
Sony Trinitron with
stand for multiple
Middleburg furn, pic-
tures, wall art, bedding
& lots more! Sat. 3/8, 9-3
CR218 E at Warrior Dr.
BED A Bargain $150
Queen Pillow Top
Brand New 904-674-0405
SBed Five piece
suite with mattress
and box springs.
$600 obo. 904-771-0206
BED King Size Set
New in plastic, $225
Must sell 674-0405
B Bed Solid wood,
white twin head-
dresser, rails, mattress,
excellent condition, ask-
ing $500. 904-261-9524
Bed Toddler Little
Tikes Race Car w/
mattress and pad.
Bed Natural finish with
mattress and pad. $40.
I BUNK BED |
Twin on top,
Full on bottom.
S 904-349-8833 j
t $300 without $200.
Dresser White, 8
drawer with mirror.
$120. Dresser 6 drawer,
mirror, wood. $100.
SCoffee Table and 2
end tables $50 call
Room Set Moving
sale Lighted Hutch
server eight chairs
for pictures E-mail
$50 Queen water-
bed Lt oak six
$100 Mb Motoring Alloy
wheels with P235/70/R16
tires $250 386-8154
Dining Room Set -
try style round
table with 2 leaves,
6 chairs, hutch & buffet.
$550. Call 859-5034
Everything goes! Ent
cntr $250 2 6ft tall bk
cases 80 30"x50" coffee
tbi 125$ TV 75$ 2 Wicker
chrs 100$ glass patio tbl
75$ 2marantz fir speaker
50$ wicker trunk50$
Women's bike 100$
Incumbent bike 75$ desk
40$video camera 100$ 6ft
tall metal wardrobe 40$
Bike rack 255 Microwave
30$ all exc cond. 502-7934
For Sale Round
office Table $ 75
Computer desk $50
computer chair $10
269-4312 Leave message
SFor sale Matching
tlt Chest Queen Double
Headboard $400 Call
542-2609 ex 143
Glass table six
chairs $70 sofa
with Chase and
Loveseat $ 300
OBO call 322-8555
Chair Hand made
t furniture from Italy
Armonie moving must
go call for price
MATTRESS A Queen Set.
Brand New in plastic
MATTRESS FULL Size
NEW Must Sell $140
Call Carter 484-6177 "4
Moving Sale Din-
Sing chairs, sofas,
to bles, lamps,
singer sewing machines,
bikes, lawn mower,
grills, garden equip-
ment. Middleburg Call
Dresser Singer Sewing
Machines, Bike Lawn
Mower, Grills, Garden
Call 904 254-1503
Moving Sale Din-
ing Room Set
Server Six chairs
Moving Sale Sofa
w/ Matching Chair -
Like new $500
Media Cabinet $650
Graco Baby Swing $35
$300.00 Baby swing
$15 Baby exerciser
$10 both excellent
Stroller $ 10 ph 771-8930
SSolid Oak Cal-King
Waterbed Suite, two
oire 12 drawer ped-
estal headboard frame
mattress heater. $ 800
Solid Wood White
stand full dresser
Stand-up dresser, rails
mattress excellent con-
dition asking $500
Suede Leather Sofa
Sand Loveset; Wing
1_j chair,Two end
tables, coffee table,
(lane); two brass lamps
$425 Bargain 241-6170
V ictorian Livin-
S groom Suite -
includes sofa, love
seat, two chairs,
sofa, table, cream like,
new. $450 call David
ARLINGTON Sat. 8-til?
13762 Glass Crystal Ct.
Kids ciths, toys, bks, hh.
Hickory Knolls Est.
Community Yard Sale
across from Garber
Auto Mall Sat. 8am-3pm
SMayport March 8
@ 8am till ?, 13762
tl GGlass Crystal Ct.
toys, books, and other
Northside -Community yd
sale 0 Highlands Bap-
tist Church. 2159 Bro-
ward Rd. 3-08 0 8-4pm.
Free space-bring own
table and merch or lust
come to shop.
Westside Christ Church
SALE! 6850 103rd St.
Across for Westside
Library Sat. tam-til?
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA
S Riding Lawn
Weedeater 12.5 HP
good condition $225
OBO call 861-8508
HOT TUB- Like new, vita
spa, seats 6, $3500,
or call 904-553-6433
SVitaSpa -4 person
Shot tub, 4 1/2 x 6
iL1/2ft, 4 1/2 years old,
orig price $2,500.
$800 obo. call 269-2258
Ring 14K, 4 small
New-1OK Mens nugget
ring, 6 small diamonds;
$150 new, must see, Ask-
ing $150 for both. OBO.
Call Randall 904-860-0767
SAntique Brick Pav-
ers approx 100
years old Ideal for
Patios various mark-
ings $1.00 each 268-8656
French Glass and 6
l Panel. 36" size. $25
STV RCA 55" $400.
Carpet New, blue
tl 12x15. $150.
Satellite Radio -
Sirius, new. $50. 278-6251
Volvo 240 nose
cover 1980 thru 1985
Grain Vinyl. Easy
Installation new in Box $
20 call 268-2482
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ORGAN Wurtlizer, per-
cussion, good condition,
barely used. $3,000 obo.
call 904-764-3800 after 3p.
Piano must sale
1911 Vase full size
sound box walnut
$600 OBO 282-6466
Piano Must Sell
1911 Vaose Full size
Sound Box Walnut
excellent condition $600
Piano Upright Good
Condition needs tun-
ing $75 OBO call
SAir Hockey Table -
Sport Craft, push-
ers, pucks, 4 1/2
slick surface, val-
ued at $99. Selling for
$50. 407-949-8192 eve-
SBilliard Table -
Halex 6', oak lami-
Vl1 nate, adjustable
pedestal feet, green
cloth, 2 cues, balls, tri-
angle. $150 407-949-8192
property w/lS00sf cabin,
2008 archery & gun hunts
3-PW, 1-3 Woods,
Bag, Seldom used,
Like new, $100 Call
Golf Clubs, Woods
l1BoalIs, Bags, Gift
single Clubs 9 sets
Military 20% off. call
4. Golf Items Wood
Irons Putters bags
balls exc Shape
$4,000 Doz. Golf
Shirts Hats ext.
Call Walt 778-9167
Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
AKITAS TO YORKIES
SEE PUPPIES 0
Payment Plan 904.298.1105
1045 Blanding Blvd., OP
AUSSIES BULLDOGS LABS
** PUPPY SALE **
Pet World 262-4646
Blue American Pit Bull
Terriers ADBA regis-
tered. 4 males. Born
Boxer Pups not reg, 6wks
2/20 $300. 912-458-2428
912-458-9315 leave msg.
Boxers- AKC reg, 4 fem, 9
wks, fawn, brindle, and
white. call 386-362-1353
$175 each / no papers
4 Cockatiels 2 males
friendly tame, 1
yr. old yellow &
gray w/cage Must
Stay together $ 120
call 904-778-2826 after 6
Dachshund Puppies. CKC.
Black/ton, red & dapples
SFREE Acute "Sox"
cat to a good home
about one year old
FREE Basset Hound to
good home; very sweet,
trained, shots. We have
new baby 8 small house!
Call 655-8996 to meet.
AKC, black/tan, $350.
Axson, GA 912-422-3892
PERSIAN KITTENS CFA
$150-$350 Adorable 724-9620
PIT BULL PUPS Blue
nose, UKC reg, purple
ribbon papers, 8wks,
$500. Call 904-228-3853
Wire Fox Terrier Pups
Rare, AKC 3F/1M at
$1100/ea. 5wks old. Avail
at 8 wks. 904-647-8893
WESTIE PUPS -AKC,
1/2 OR 1/3 Ownership of
1950 V-Tail Bonanza
hangared in Palatka,
leave message 887-8512
4 Basstracker Pro-
team 175 '06-Mer-
lcury 4 Stroke, 60
HP, EFI, includes
trolling motor, stereo
with CD, bimini, cover.
$12,000 obo. 904-755-8108.
18' MCKEE CRAFT '97,
CC, 150 Evinrude, 150
hrs, trlr, $10k 724-1916
26' SEA RAY "99 Sun-
dancer 288hrs, dry stored.
Mint. $32,900. 553 -8184
Boat Dockage &
RV's and Supplies
$2000 or Less
SWellcraft '86- 19',
190 classic 170HP
t Mercruiser I/O,
trailer, cover, $4,200
obo. call 912-729-6150.
AIRSTREAM & TRAIL
MANOR TRAVEL TRLRS
ALLEGRO MOTOR HOMES
Sales, Service, Parts
J.D. Sanders R.V. Sales
Alachua (386) 462-3039
Coachman 2002 Fifth
Wheel 14 Ft slide, many
custom upgrades. Like
CallNoel- 904- 305- 3963
SPacearrow '99 35',
low miles, excel-
lent condition, thou-
sands under book
value, must sell. Asking
$32,000 obo. 904-874-5677
BMW MOTORCYCLE -'00,
R-1100 RT 8k mi, graph-
ite w/matching bags
SGSXR 1300 '06 -
1,295 miles, many
extras, adult owned
and ridden. $9,250
obo. Possible trade.
4, Harley Davidson
Sportster '99 Like
V4 new, rebuilt engine,
only 2k mi, 1400 cl,
fast over 5k, new parts.
$6,500 obo. 912-322-1155.
4 Harley Davidson
Sportster883 '01 -
4 Only 2k mi, like
new, wife's bike,
pearl white, windshield,
sissybar. $5,500 obo.
HONDA VTX1300 C-'04,
5k mi, never been wet,
chromed out, blk,must
see $7,000 obo. 860-1987
Suzuki 550 '05 -
800cc, 3200 miles,
title in hand, must
sell. S3800 abo. Call
Suzuki VL800 C50
S'06 Garage kept,
.low miles, excel-
$5,500. Call 912-576-4029
or 912-322-6756 to see.
SToyota Rav4 '00 L
Edition. 92k miles,
new tires, manual
everything. Asking $7000
Yamaha 650 V-Star
Classic '04 -
kept, 1 owner,
3,000 miles, windshield,
saddlebags, backrest, 3
Rims 5-20" MB
Ish, fits 6 lug Tun-
dra, Titan, 8 Chevy
trucks w/ lugs & center
caps. $600 obo. Justine
Tires and Rims -
t jP185/65R14, M&S,
Tiger-Paw, less than 4k
miles. $200 269-1478
m x4, 265/770/17, 5,500
miles. must sell for $400.
4 Tonneau Cover -
Fiberglass, off a
Vl 2000 F-250 short
bed, EC, over $700
new, make offer.
4 Tonneau Cover -
O/off of 2003 Tacoma
STD Cab, excellent
condition. $225 obo.
ACURA TL '05
ACURA TL '03
Fully Loaded Beautiful
Car, Priced To Sell Now
BMW 323i '98 Convertible,
great condition $8,991
Low miles, exc cond.
CADILLAC DEVILLE '00
Fully Loaded Immacu-
late Must Sell $6935
CHEVY CORVETTE '05
low low miles glass top
CHEVY HHR '06
Excellent condition $9,991
Rims Must Sell
Take Over Pmts Only
$225/mo. wac Call Chad
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01 BMW 325CI ............. $13,888
05 Toyota Camry .......... $15,888
04 Honda Odessey EX ....... $17,888
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Besides protecting our country, military
personnel stationed in our communities
donated 650,620 hours of volunteer
service in Northeast Florida and
Southeast Georgia last year. Their time
was given to community organizations,
church groups, youth activities, scouting
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For Straight Talk
and No Games
Military, Bad Credit
Want to be treated
like family, come to
1550 CASSAT AVE
SChevy SSR '06 -
13k miles, loaded,
542-5571 x203 or 278-6251.
CHRYSLER 300 C '07
Full factory warranty
DODGE CALIBUR '07
Excellent Cond. Must Sell
Take Over Pmt $288/mo.
FORD FOCUS 05
Must Sell Take Over
Payments Only $199 wac
Call Chad @ 881-1378
FORD FUSION '06
FORD Mustang Conv. '00,
V6, 85Km. Great cond.,
every opt., new tires, silv.
w/black top. lst-$5,300
cash takes. 579-6787
FORD MUSTANG '04 -
FORD MUSTANG '01,
yellow, less than 75kmi,
exc cond, new tires,
owner, $6900obo. 764-4479
Help Is Here Buy A Car
Truck or SUV!!! No
Problems Just Sign and
Drive W.A.C.Call Chad
HONDA ACCORD '96
SunRoof, Rims Must Sell
Only $2175 Call Chad 0
HONDA CIVIC LX
COUPE '07 $14,991
Honda Civic '93 -
4door sedan, red, 1
tlowner, 38 M.P.G.,
dependable. $2,650 obo.
SJaguar XJ6 Van-
den Plas. Too many
L- Sunroof, many new
parts. $1,700. 904-594-6484
on Select Certified
Mercedes Benz with
2005 C230 Spt
5 to Choose
12 to Choose
From Staring @
All Local Trades
Cabriolets 5 to
We have over 80
Car Fax proudly
visit us for all makes &
models BMW, Honda,
Chevy, Ford, Etc 998-0012
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
MAZDA 3 '06 Hatchback,
factory warranty $15,991
Mazda MX3 '93 -AT, AC,
PW,PL, 81k miles, exc
cond. 538-9727 or 502-4916
MERCEDES BENZ 420
SEL '87 Excellent Cond,
Must Sell This Week
NISSAN 350Z '04
Conv Car Is Spotless A
Must See Only $275 a
month wac Call Chad @
NISSAN ALTIMA '06
Full warranty, $13,994
NISSAN ALTIMA '05
Great Shape, Loaded,
Must Sell, Take Over
Pmts $363/mo. 389-7700
NISSAN MAXIMA SE,
'00, very good cond,
$5500, also have a 3whl
elec bike. Call 993-3991
PONTIAC GRAND PRIX
'06 Excellent Condition
Can Finance With Zero
Saab 900S '94, Too
many toys. Must
4dr, many new
parts. $1,200. 904-594-6484
TOYOTA CAMRY '04
Loaded, Priced To Sell
Fast, $12,975 389-7700
SToyota Corolla '03-
87,750 miles, dealer
tires, new front and rear
brakes, new belts, great
gas mileage. $8,500 obo.
call 904-662-0260 for
TOYOTA CAMRY '98
Only $4,900 Call Chad 0
TOYOTA CAMERA '96
Sunrood Rims, Must Sell
Only $2500 Call Chad 0
SToyota Corolla '90-
automatic, new tim-
ing belt, water pump,
tires, battery, brakes,
178k miles. $1,600
744-1794 or 742-3525
4 Volkswagon Beetle
'01 -4 cylinder, 5
leather black seats,
warranty, private. $9,200
Military and Non Military
2006 Inclosed Utility
SChevy S10 Sonoma
'04 Crew cab,
4WD, V6, 45k mi,
70k mi ext war-
ranty, loaded, like new.
$16,900 obo 912-322-1155.
Chevy Suburban -
'04, 5.3L, loaded,
tl'black leather, beau-
MPG. Excellent condi-
tion. $24,000 Call for
4 Chevy Suburban '99
ti condition, located in
book $6,500. Asking
4,500. Call Chad 0
LS -'05, grey, 4wd, exc
cond solid maint records
$14,995 obo. 904-471-2726
Dodge Dakota '02 -
4-door, 4.7L, V-8,
auto, air, cruise,
rear dif, liner, elec,
81,000 mi. $8,900
DODGE RAM 1500 '03
SLT Crew cab,
clean in & out, $13,991
Charger LE '91 -
4x4, 5.9 V8, 360 eng,
Ledual ext, hooker
headers, new tires, cb,
auto, PS,PB,CC, runs
great. $5500 obo. call
DODGE RAM 250 '91
$3000. obo. 904-388-5807
FORD ESCAPE '05
Ford Expedition, Eddie
Bauer '97, 4x4. 5.4 liter
VS, AM / FM / Cass / 6
disc changer, sunroof,
must see. $6,975 obo.
Ford Expedition 2001
Eddie Bauer Addition,
Fully Loaded $8000.00
FORD F-250 '01
Crew cab lariat -
great work truck, $12,994
FORD F250 '05, 4x4
Lariat crew cab V10 Lng
bed sunroof, LIne-X bed
liner, Jackrabbit cover,
tech rails 5th wheel hitch,
ext. warranty, 45K MI.,
4 Ford F250 XLT '00 -
Diesel, off road,
KC lights, canvas
bed cover, other extras.
FORD F350 DUALLY
'01, utility bed boxes,
AT, AC, exc cond $8900
766-0616 or 422-0616
Isuzu Rodeo '01 -
Only 45,000 miles,
auto, A/C, am/fm
cass, great condi-
tion inside and out. call
JEEP COMMANDER '06
loaded, must sell $18,435
JEEP WRANGLER '04
Unlimited soft top
Take, Over Pmts Only
$175/mo. wac Call Chad
TAINEER '00, loaded, 1
owner, 67k mi, very
good cond, $6500
Need A Car Truck or SUB
Call Now No One Turned
Down Only $75.00 WAC
Call Chad @ 881-1378
XE, ext cab, AT, AC,
white, w/matchlng shell,
117k mi, $6500 880-6751
NISSAN MURANO '05
Must See This One Priced
Right $17,775 389-7700
Toyota 4Runner Sr5 '99-
Black, khaki int, exc
cond, 85k. $9,900 465-4254
f TOYOTA TACOMA
TRD '06 BIk Beauty
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
Truck '89 F-350
l Diesel I-Tort, great
CHRYSLER TOWN &
COUNTRY '05 Fully,
Loaded, Priced To Sell
Quickly $16,975 389-7700
Ford E150 Conver-
sion Van '92 new
tires, battery tune
up, good condition.
$2,700 obo. Dennis
HONDA ODESSEY '97
Great Van All The Toys
Only $6500 Call Chad 0
NISSAN QUEST '05
ACURA OF ORANGE PARK
7200 Blanding Blvd. 777-5600
4660-100 Southside Blvd. 565-4000
895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6914 Blanding Blvd 777-2500
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700
375 Belz Outlet Blvd. (904)824-9181
COGGIN CHEVY AVENUES
10880 Philips Hwy. 260-7777
8281 Merrill Rd. 721-1880
Green Cove Springs 2644502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2260
JERRY HAMM CHEV
2600 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
PINE VIEW CHEVROLET
1550 Cassat Ave. 387-4041
2330 US1 South 3544421
1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300
Chrysler of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792
1-95 Exit 129, Fern Bch.
2330 US1 South 354-4421
10979 Atlantic Blvd. 642-5600
GARBER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
1-95 E 129, Fern Bch. 1-800-228-7454
1672 Cassat Ave. 384-6561
St. Augustine 353-6797
Florida's Super Duty Headquarters
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee) 225-3673
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Phlips Hwy. 904-292-3325
MIKE DAViDSON FORD
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy. 854-4826
COGGIN GMC TRUCKS
9201 Atlantic Blvd. 724-2310
GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
COGGIN HIIONA ONATLANTiC
11003 Atlantic Blvd. 565-8800
OF ST. AUGUSTINE
2898 U.S. Hwy. 1 S. 1-800-456-1689
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
LOU SOBH HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
LUCA HONDA OF JAX
7801 Blanding Blvd. 269-2277
of ORANGE PARK
7600 Blanding Blvd. 899-0900
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200
10585 Atlantic Blvd. 998-7111
11211 Atlantic Blvd. 642-1500
2330 US 1 South 3544421
1750 Southside Blvd. 725-7300
Jeep of Orange Park
1515 Wells Rd. 269-1033
MIKE SHAD CHRYS-JEEP
1736 Cassat Ave. 389-7792
1-95 Ext 129, Fern Bch. 1-800228-7454
RAY CARTER KIA
6373 Blanding Blvd. 771-6078
895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
Longwood/Oriando FI 407-339-3443
LAND ROVER JACKSONVILLE
11211 Atlantic Blvd. 642-1500
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000
NORT FLORIDA UNCOLi MERCURY
4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100
MIKE SHAD FORD
700 Blanding Blvd.
LOTUS OF JACKSONVILLE
11650 BEACH BLVD. 998-9992
TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
OF ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900
TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
10585 Atlantic Blvd. 565-2489
of ORANGE PARK
7505 Blanding Blvd. 779-8100
10600 Atlantic Blvd. 642-7900
10859 Philips Hwy. 880-3000
MIE SHADNISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave. 389-3621
2755 U.S.1Sout,St Aug. 904-794990
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
1565 Wells Rd. 269-9400
9201 Atlantic Blvd. 724-2310
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
NIMNICHT PONTIAC GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy. 854-4826
10100 Atlantic Blvd. 725-9155
ROLLS ROYCE- ORLANDO
895 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd.
7999 Blanding Blvd, Jax
SATURN OF AVENUES
10863 Philips Hwy. 262-7145
SATURN OF ORANGE PARK
8105 Blanding Blvd. 779-0071
SATURN OF REGENCY
8600 Atlantic Blvd. 725-8200
SUBARU OF JACKSONVILLE
10800 Atlantic Blvd. 641-6455
SMART CAR CENTER
7018 Blanding Blvd. 253-7300
KEN CHANCE SUZUKI
1285 Cassat Ave. 389-7700
10585 Atlantic Blvd. 998-7111
10939 Atlantic Blvd. 302-6762
COGGIN TOYOTA -AVENUES
10564 Philips Hwy. 262-0338
KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Circle. 771-9100
ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561
VW OF ORANGE PARK
1481 Wells Road 269-2603
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6833 Beach Blvd. 724-3511
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
Lexus of Jacksonville
10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012
Tom Bush BMW
9910 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4381
Tom Bush Autoplex
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4877
WARREN MOTORS, INC.
233 East State St. 356-8491
9A& BAYMEADOWS. 4934000
11650 BEACH BLVD. 998-9992
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t2005 Honda Element EX -
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