THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
NAS Jax a hub for Haitian relief
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO F ,-
NAS Jacksonville person-
nel are working around
the clock to support the
Navy's humanitarian assistance/
disaster relief operation for sur-
vivors of the massive earthquake
that struck Haiti Jan. 12. The 7.0
magnitude earthquake was the
strongest in more than 200 years
and the Navy is delivering signifi-
cant amounts of assistance.
As Navy ships and personnel
arrive00000, and with more on
the way, NAS Jax military and
civilian employees are refuel-
ing aircraft, off-loading trucks,
building pallets for food, water
and medical supplies and load-
ing them onto the numerous Navy
transport planes that have been
arriving here from all over the
Also, hundreds of trucks sup-
porting U.S. Southern Command
(SOUTHCOM) Combat Task
Force 43 have been arriving at
NAS Jax loading docks with thou-
sands of pounds of material to be
transported to NS Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba - and ultimately to
Haiti. The station's air traffic con-
trollers are ensuring the safe flow
of additional air traffic.
"The Navy is swiftly mobilizing
all available resources to assist
interagency and multinational
efforts in relieving human suf-
fering in Haiti. NAS Jacksonville
Sailors and civilians are working
tirelessly to ensure the Navy's sig-
nificant humanitarian assistance
and disaster relief efforts run
smoothly," said NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
He added, "Aircraft arriving at
our airfield are promptly refueled
and loaded with medical, water
and food supplies. The Navy's
assistance reflects our nation's
compassion and commitment to
the Haitian people who have been
Photos by Clark Pierce
A loader carrying palletized relief supplies approaches an awaiting Navy C-130 Hercules on the tarmac of NAS Jacksonville Jan. 16.
deeply impacted by this tragedy."
As an advanced logistics stag-
ing base for the relief efforts, NAS
Jax plays a pivotal role in relief
operations -- becoming a "distri-
bution hub" for relief materials
headed to the Caribbean.
"We were told Jan. 14 to pack
up because we were going to
fly down to support USS Carl
Vinson - or as needed, from NS
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba - to help
the survivors in Haiti," explained
Lt. j.g. James Sabin, maintenance
officer for VRC-40 Detachment 4,
who arrived at NAS Jax in one of
the squadron's C-2A Greyhound
"We packed everything and 24
hours later, we arrived at NAS
Jax. We have 22 personnel on our
plane and another Greyhound
coming behind us with 24 person-
nel. We'll do whatever we can to
help," said Sabin.
The C-2A was quickly refu-
eled, loaded with relief supplies
and departed en route to NS
Guantanamo Bay two hours later.
"I'm very excited to have the
opportunity to assist the victims
and relief workers. I was shocked
at the amount of devastation and
destruction caused by the earth-
quake and I'm pleased to know
that we'll be able to help. It gives
me a brighter outlook on the
future of mankind," said AEAA
Christopher Steffen of VRC-40.
U.S. Fourth Fleet Operations
Officer Capt. Gregory Parker
was awaiting air transport at the
NAS Jax Terminal yesterday.
He is headed to Haiti to assist
See HAITI, Pages 4-5
As of Jan. 18, more than 610,000
Ibs. of meals-ready-to-eat, medical
supplies and water were delivered
by truck to NAS Jacksonville and
airlifted for the Haitian relief effort.
Photo by Clark Pierce
(From left) Lt. j.g. Eric Schotter of NAS Jax Security Department delivers an exercise update as
Emergency Management Officer Ray Edmonds, NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
and Metro Jax Fire Chief Don Martin look on at the NAS Jacksonville Emergency Operations
Security drill nets suspicious van driver
( r exercise, exercise, exercise."
At 8:05 a.m. on Jan. 14,
LANAS Jacksonville Executive
Officer Capt. Jeffrey Maclay informed
the Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
team that the terrorist threat condition
was raised to "Threatcon Charlie" - after
receiving information on a potential bomb
threat to the station.
Maclay said, "Intelligence sourc-
es revealed a potential threat involv-
ing explosives and white vans that put
some bases in the Southeast Region in
ThreatCon Bravo - NAS Jax was one of
them. Now, we're at Threatcon Charlie -
which includes one hundred percent vehicle
inspections at our gates."
Lt. Chris Walcutt, who had the command
duty officer watch, said, "The EOC team is
reacting to information we received in an
anonymous phone call to the quarterdeck
that warned of a van containing explosives.
Today's exercise takes place at the station's
NAS Jacksonville Emergency Manage-
ment Officer Ray Edmond said the anti-ter-
rorism force protection exercise was part of
a weeklong CNO Integrated Vulnerability
"If the threat had been real, a threat
working group would have been formed with
See DRILL, Page 6
Photo by Brian Chwalisz
(From left) NAS Jax Command Master Chief CMDCM(SW/SS) Jeff Hudson, Command
Chaplain (Cmdr.) Gerald Felder, Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. and Commander,
Navy Region Southeast Adm. Tim Alexander enjoy the jazz performance of Navy Band
Southeast at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance in All Saints Chapel Jan. 14.
'Remember! Celebrate! Act!'
Honoring the life of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
By Brian Chwalisz
Jax Air News Intern
Focusing on the theme of "Remem-
ber! Celebrate! Act!" hundreds of
sailors and civilians observed the
birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan. 14 at NAS Jacksonville All Saints
With only a limited number of pews
remaining open, the event kicked off
with an elegant rendition of the nation-
al anthem sung by AD2 Naqita Foster.
Chaplin (Lt.) Thomas Bingol delivered the
"Dr. King was a man who inspired us to
envision a world where all men and women
are treated equally, a man who gave what
is considered one of the most memorable
speeches ever delivered," said NAS Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
"Today we honor and remember that
great visionary in our annual observance
of Dr. King's birthday."
See MLK, Page 6
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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, January 21, 2010
Looking back to Nov. 2, 1943...
During World War II, WAVES
(Women Accepted for
Volunteer Emergency Service)
helped keep Navy aircraft good
to go. At NAS Jacksonville,
three aviation machinist's
mates perform maintenance on
an SNJ-4 Texan - the primary
trainer of naval aviators until
its retirement in 1956. These
women were graduates of the
Naval Air Technical Training
Center in Norman, Okla.,
where they spent four months
learning to repair and overhaul
U.S. Navy photo
Going back to school humbling
By Sarah Smiley
This fall, my friend, Aaron, used
this as his Facebook status:
"There was a creepy old guy in
my Masters class today. It was me."
I laughed for a long time about that,
even as I was also in the process of
applying to graduate school. Things
would be different for me, I reasoned.
A few weeks later, I failed the
Graduate Records Examination
(GRE). This was my first remind-
er that it's been a long time since I
did algebra. Dustin had tried to warn
me before the test.
Dustin: "Don't you think you should
study for the GRE?"
Me: (waving my hand at the air)
"What? I've graduated from high
school and have a Bachelors of
Science. I know this stuff backwards
On the day of the exam, I stared
at the computer screen like some-
one looking at a foreign language.
I couldn't even recall how to multi-
ply fractions. Out of a possible 800
points on the math portion of the test,
I scored a 220. I think they even give
you 200 points just for showing up. It
was the first of many humbling expe-
Except for volunteering in my sons'
elementary school classrooms, I have
not been in an academic setting in the
past eleven years.
The extent of my school supply
shopping has been gathering Elmer's
glue, crayons and scissors with a
blunt tip. The last time I bought a
textbook, searching for it on Amazon.
com was not an option. There was
much brushing up to do.
For a month, I carried my GRE
prep books on my hip like a fourth
child. I relearned everything I had
forgotten in the past decade.
When I retook the GRE exam,
I brought my dismal math score up
to the above average range. I was
It's already the new year and I'm
vowing to do better with my financ-
es. I'm tired of falling behind on
bills, barely making the rent and
never having anything set aside for
emergencies. My resolution is to
live on a budget. Where do I begin
MoneyChic says: Many Ameri-
cans are feeling just like you. There
are more people carrying large cred-
it card balances than ever before.
Living on a budget is one way to pre-
vent further anxiety and debt, plus
puts you in control.
To begin your budgeting process,
simply look at your recent LES and
see what income you have coming
into your account this month. Use
the figure that is after taxes, social
security and other deductions.
If you have a spouse or part time
job, be sure to include these incomes
as well and also any child support
that may be coming into the equa-
Next, it's time to look at your
accepted to the graduate program at
the University of Maine at Orono.
To be sure, now is not the most
convenient time for me to go back
to school. I still have a 3-year old at
home, and my oldest son is only in the
But when Military One Source
announced a new Department of
Defense program, Military Spouse
Career Advancement Account
(according to the website: "provides
a lifetime benefit of up to $6,000 of
Financial Assistance for military
spouses who are pursuing licenses,
certificates, credentials or degree
programs leading to employment in
Portable Career Fields"), I couldn't
pass up the chance to start on my
once long term goal of earning a
Masters and then a PhD in mass com-
Sure, the timing is not ideal, but
after having three children, I now
know that "good timing" is mostly
irrelevant and a matter of luck. If I
am ever to accomplish my own goals,
outside of motherhood, I will have
to snatch the opportunity from the
clutches of time.
Most people are surprised to learn
that I don't already have a masters in
communications considering that I've
been working in the field for the past
11 years. In fact, I don't even have an
undergraduate degree in communica-
My writing career began almost
haphazardly, and eventually I was
earning positions based solely on my
experience, not any verifiable creden-
I learned the ins and outs of the
publishing world through my agent,
editors, and, mostly, by trial and
error as I published two books and
syndicated my newspaper column.
On the face of it, going back to
expenses. Begin with your fixed
bills. These are items you pay every
month, things like your rent/mort-
gage, car payments, insurance, util-
ity bills, credit cards and/or loans.
Then make a list of the "vari-
ables." These are items that you
pay for monthly, but not set in stone,
extra things like eating out, renting
movies, buying gifts, paying for dry
cleaning or lawn care.
It's easy to underestimate these
amounts. You might want to pull
out several months of bank state-
ments and take a good hard look to
see what you are honestly spending.
Other people estimate 10 percent
of their basic income for a starting
point for variable expenses.
Once you've jotted down your fixed
and variable expenses, it's time to
subtract them from you income.
What is left over? Hopefully, you
have some extra and you are not
in negative numbers. Here comes
the fork in the road . . . if you have
money left over, this is where you
make your plan.
school for journalism almost seems
like going from Point B to Point A.
But the truth is, I have a great deal
I was reminded of just how much I
have to learn during my first gradu-
ate school class last week.
The professional articles and theo-
ries tossed around in conversation at
the classroom table were as foreign to
me as that first GRE exam.
Granted, I know many theories on
writing, but most of them go some-
thing like this: "If I'm working on my
column and my son starts begging for
milk, I'm likely to accidentally type
the words 'milk,' 'not now,' and 'just
a minute' into the text." And, "If the
kids are yelling at each other while
you are doing a live radio interview, it
is probably illegal to lock them out of
the house, so be ready instead to dash
out the front door and sit on the front
porch (even in your bathrobe). Do this
in a deft, seamless fashion, and the
interviewer and audience never know
These are the kinds of things I
know about mass communication,
and while they have served me well
thus far, I am grateful to Military
One Source for this opportunity to
finally learn the real stuff.
True, there was a creepy old lady in
my master's class this week. And yes,
she was me.
She had never heard of literary crit-
ic Walter Benjamin before, and she
found doodles by a child on the pages
of her notebook. She never knew that
columns like hers signify the ritual-
driven aspect of the newspaper indus-
try, and she could only outsmart her
younger, fully academic embedded
classmates in a duel of SpongeBob
Squarepants or Star Wars trivial pur-
But still, I'm quite proud of her.
I recommend starting a savings
account to build up an emergency
fund (that takes care of those unex-
pected set backs you mentioned)
and start paying additional princi-
pal towards any loans you have that
charge you interest.
If however, you are in the negative,
it's time to back up and take a look
at your expenses you listed.
Start with your variable expenses
and see where you can shave down
the numbers. Continue to do this
until you have a balanced budget.
If you find yourself struggling,
there are other options. There are
two free financial counseling options
open to you.
You can call Navy Marine Corps
Relief Society and make an appoint-
ment for face-to-face budget counsel-
You may also call Military One
Source at 1-800-342-9647 and use
the 12 free sessions you are entitled
to with a trained financial counselor
who can help you formulate a viable
budget for 2010.
AZ3 AUSTIN ABERCROMBIE
Favorite duty station?
The short time my squadron
was attached to USS Carl Vinson.
Last book read: Love Song of J. Edgar
Hoover by Kinky Friedman
Favorite pastime: Watching the Dallas
Most interesting experience: First
time on the flight deck of an aircraft car-
Who is your hero? My stepdad, Gene
JAMES J. MCBRIDE
Hometown: Chester, Pa.
Favorite duty station/
Why? Germany, liked the
food and people.
Last book read: Preacher's Fire, by
William W. Johnstone
Favorite pastime: Reading, watching TV
Most Interesting Experience: Spending
20 years in the Army.
Who is your hero? My mom.
Valentines vow renewal
From the Chapel
T he 12th annual Valentines Mar-riage Vow Renewal
and dinner/dance will be held Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at
the All Saints Chapel with a dinner following the
service at the NAS Jax Officers' Club.
This event is open to all active duty, retirees and
Department of Defense civilians.
For tickets and more information, call 542-3051/52.
Pass & ID parking lot closed
The NAS Jacksonville Pass & ID parking lot will be
closed for restriping from midnight tomorrow until
6 a.m. Jan. 25. Parking is available across the
street in the USO parking lot.
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer.....................Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer........................... Capt. Jeffrey Maclay
Command Master Chief....... ............. CMDCM(SW/SS) Jeff Hudson
Public Affairs Officer ....................................................... M iriam S. Gallet
Assistant Public Affairs Officer...................... ..............Kaylee LaRocque
Naval Air Station lacksonville Editorial Staff
Editor ....................................................................................... Clark Pierce
Design/Layout............................ .. ..........................George Atchley
Staff Writer............................. ...................AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
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Tax center now open
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO
The NAS Jacksonville VITA
Tax Center in Building 13
at the main gate officially
opened for business Jan. 15 with a
short ribbon cutting ceremony.
The tax center is run by mili-
tary and civilian volunteers who
provide free basic tax preparation
services through the Voluntary
Income Tax Assistance program
"This tax center is all about
Sailors helping Sailors. It's a
great opportunity for our cus-
tomers to have their taxes done
efficiently and at no cost. And, to
get their returns quickly," said
Capt. Karen Fischer-Anderson,
commanding officer of Navy Legal
Last year, the NAS Jax VITA
Tax Center processed 3,409 state
and federal tax returns saving
customers $490,822. Refunds
obtained totaled $4,895,452.
"This is the service that keeps
on giving. We've been offering
this service for many year, unfor-
tunately many people still don't
know it exists. It's such a great
deal and we save our clients so
much money in tax preparation
fees," stated VITA volunteer Bob
Johnson, a Navy retiree and for-
mer Internal Revenue Service
employee. Johnson has volun-
teered at the tax center for the
past three years and is considered
the "go-to" person for most tax-
The tax center has a full-time
receptionist to greet customers
and set up appointments and
eight full-time and several 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 movies while their parents
are having their taxes prepared.
This is the only free tax prep-
aration service on base. Private
tax preparers charge $50-$100 or
more per return and often pres-
sure Sailors to pay high rates to
get their refunds more quickly.
Volunteers will e-file almost all
returns, ensuring fast refunds.
Those eligible for the free tax
* All active duty service mem-
bers and their dependents
* All retirees and their depen-
* Reservists on active duty for
more than 30 days
* Reservists within 30 days of
* Reservists involved in pre-
Before making an appointment,
customers should have:
* All 2009 W-2s and 1099s
* Copies of social security cards
for taxpayers and dependents
* Taxpayers) military ID cards
* Bank account numbers and
* Any other tax records includ-
ing copies of 2008 tax returns if
VERY IMPORTANT: If you do
not bring either a copy of your
social security card or a previous
year's tax return, we will not be
able to prepare your return. You
must also have this documenta-
tion for all dependents.
Couples wishing to file joint
returns should come to the tax
center together. If a spouse is
unavailable, the spouse prepar-
Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
(Front row) NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr., Navy
Legal Service Office Commanding Officer Capt. Karen Fischer-Anderson
and Region Legal Service Office Commanding Officer Capt. Paul Kiamos
cut the ribbon to open the VITA Tax Center at NAS Jacksonville Jan. 15 as
VITA volunteers look on. The tax center is located in Building 13 at the
NAS Jax Main Gate and can be reached at 542-8038/39.
ing the return will need to bring a
power of attorney that specifically
covers tax filing purposes or an
IRS Power of Attorney Form 2848
(available at www.irs.gov).
A general power of attorney
from the base legal office will not
The tax center is open Monday,
Wednesday and Friday from
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1
p.m. by appointment only. The
center also offers a handicapped-
If you have a complex return
please call ahead and make an
For more information or to
make an appointment, call 542-
'Sunseekers' execute Operation Sleigh Ride
From the USO
Troop morale was the mission of choice for an NAS
Jacksonville-based squadron and the Greater Jacksonville
Area USO during the busy 2009 holiday season.
The "Sunseekers" of VR-58 and the Greater Jacksonville Area
USO perfectly executed "Operation Sleigh Ride," a first-of-its-kind
partnership to expedite delivery of hundreds of pounds of "in-
kind" donations received from the Jacksonville community for our
troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Greater Jacksonville Area USO Executive Director John
Shockley brought his idea to the Sunseekers, commanded by
Cmdr. Ken Johansen.
The squadron volunteered to operate as Santa's helpers by
delivering more than 5,000 lbs. of Greater Jacksonville Area USO
goodie boxes to our men and women serving in harm's way.
"We were absolutely thrilled to have an opportunity to partner
with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to get these boxes in-the-
ater as quickly as possible," said VR-58 Executive Officer Cmdr.
"Our objective was to keep our combat troops' morale high
during the holiday season. Even though our mission is to trans-
port troops and cargo in and out of theater, we felt it was also
important to show our troops just how much our folks back home
missed and supported them," said Fordham.
"I cannot be more proud of each member of the Sunseekers and
of our partnership with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO, a
fantastic supporter of our active duty military population," contin-
"We flew slightly over 100 flight hours and expended consider-
able manpower to ensure the completion of this mission."
'A special thank-you goes out to every member of the VR-58
Sunseekers and the Greater Jacksonville Area USO for improving
the quality of life and morale of our service members during the
2009 holiday season," said Shockley.
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tragedy in Haiti
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Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
A C-17 Globemaster assigned to the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, 317th Airlift Squadron, out of Charleston, S.C., is loaded with 93,000 pounds of supplies at NAS Jacksonville Jan. 17.
The aircraft headed to Haiti in support of the Navy's humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts.
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Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
(From left) NAS Jacksonville Public Works Officer Cmdr. Bill Siemer, FEMA Logistics Specialist
Incident Staging Base Lead Mike Mills, NAS Jacksonville Executive Officer Capt. Jeffrey
Maclay and Airfield Facilities Manager Doug Chaney discuss the staging of FEMA trucks that
are inbound to NAS Jacksonville with relief supplies for Haiti.
Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
NAS Jacksonville Sailors and civilians work alongside U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, 317th
Airlift Squadron personnel during the loading of a C-17 Globemaster headed to Haiti Jan. 17.
IT1(AW) Michael McAbee and AC2 Eddie Rodriquez of NAS
Photo by Miriam S. Gallet Jacksonville ensure the straps on a pallet loaded with supplies Photo by Clark Pierce
NAS Jacksonville Supply Officer Cmdr. Terry Surdyke and going to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are secure. AD3 Sarah Jung and AT2 Samuel Hinderliter of VRC-40
Fleet Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Jax Lt. Cmdr. Roger going to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are secure. load boxes of relief materials onto a C-2A Greyhound at
Billings (temporarily assigned from FISC San Diego) discuss NAS Jacksonville Jan. 14 in preparation to its flight to NS
the cargo to be loaded on an Air Force C-17 Globemaster * Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
headed to Haiti Jan. 17. I II. - '.lu g eIaI
Photo by Miriam S. Callet
Two MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters of Mine Countermea-
sures Squadron 14 based at NS Norfolk, Va. prepare to lift
off from NAS Jacksonville en route to NS Guantanamo Bay,
Cuba, Jan. 16. The helicopters carried personnel and sup-
plies in support of the humanitarian assistance/disaster relief
operations in Haiti.
Photo by Clark Pierce
A Navy C-130 Hercules assigned to the VR-64 "Condors"
based at NAS Willow Grove, Pa. is cleared for take-off at
NAS Jacksonville. The aircraft is part of a fleet of Navy and
Air Force transports ferrying humanitarian assistance/disaster
relief to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for final distribution in
impact from the
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SOUTHCOM's task force and said, "The devastation is
just beyond comprehension. It's always a challenge get-
ting support to devastated areas, but the Navy's role has
always been as a first responder for humanitarian relief,"
"We're transporting supplies down to Guantanamo Bay.
From there, they will be taken to USS Carl Vinson and
then heloed into Haiti. I think you will see a huge impact
from the Navy, beginning immediately."
"We have a lot of Navy assets already on scene, with
many more on the way, including our medical ship, USNS
Comfort. We are really putting forth our best effort to help
the people of Haiti," he added.
Some of the supplies arriving at NAS Jacksonville
include meals-ready-to-eat (MRE), bottled water, medical
supplies, tents and body bags.
"Our hearts are with the Haitian people. We are work-
Photo by Clark Pierce
Jim Lentini of NAS Jax Airfield Facilities lines up pallets of
meals ready to eat to be loaded into a Navy C-130 Hercules
and flown to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of the
humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti.
ing around the clock in 12-hour shifts in order to keep the
supply lines flowing. We volunteer to serve and I never
thought I'd be part of something like this. I'm just proud to
be able to lend a helping hand," said AC3 Willie Bryant of
the NAS Jax Air Operations Department, one of many vol-
unteers helping build pallets ready for transport.
Another Sailor involved in the Haiti relief effort is
Dominican Republic native ABH2(AW) Johonny Sarante
of Air Operations. He said, "I am from the Dominican
Republic. The Haitians are our neighbors. It feels great
to be able to support them. I am playing s small part, but
ultimately the Navy will have a big impact in their recov-
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, January 21, 2010 5
Photo by Miriam S. Callet
Trucks carrying supplies headed to Haiti in support of the Navy's humanitarian assistance/disaster relief operations are staged
for unloading at NAS Jacksonville.
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Photo byAM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
NAS Jacksonville airfield and hangars become a hub of activity for squadrons flying to Haiti and NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in
support of the Haiti earthquake relief efforts Jan 14. Sailors from VRC-40 Dets 4 and 5 stage stoke pole rollers used for stretch-
ers onto a pallet in Hangar 114.
Photo by Miriam S. Callet
ABH3(AW/SW) Robert Cochran and ABH3(AW) Mosese Liilii
of NAS Jacksonville Air Operations Transient Line refuel a
C-12 assigned to NAS Oceana Jan. 17. The aircraft transports
passengers to and from NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in sup-
port of the Navy's humanitarian assistance/disaster relief
Photo by Miriam S. Called
A NAS Jacksonville Air Operations Fuels Division truck deliv-
ers fuel to a C-130 assigned to the "Captital Express" of Fleet
Logistics Support Squadron (VR) 53 before it is loaded with
supplies headed to Haiti Jan. 16. Handling the fuel hose (from
left) are AWF1 (AW) John Savage and AWF1 (AW) Angelo
Bivona of VR-53 and John Benenate of the station's fuels divi-
Photo by Miriam S. Called
(Foreground) Luis Lopez of NAS Jacksonville Air Operations
Department signals forklift operator ABH2(AW) Johonny
Sarante as he lifts a pallet with supplies to be loaded in a
Navy C-130 Hercules aircraft.
Photo by AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman
AWF2 Marcus Matthews of VR-53 directs Paul Reardon of
Empire Aircraft Services to guide the pallet of meals-ready-to-
eat into the C-130 which will be headed for NS Guantanamo
Bay, Cuba, in support of the humanitarian relief efforts in
Photo by Miriam S. Callet
A Navy C-130 assigned to Fleet Logistics Support Squadron
(VR) 53 is loaded with meals-ready-to-eat and medical sup-
plies on the NAS Jacksonville tarmac Jan. 16. The aircraft is
headed to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Photo by Clark Pierce
Lt. Aiji Graham, co-pilot of a C-130 assigned to the VR-64
"Condors," cleans the cockpit glass prior to departing
from NAS Jacksonville with more than 30,000 pounds of
meals-ready-to-eat and medical supplies destined for NS
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Haitian relief chronology
From Navy News Service
United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
deployed an assessment team to Haiti Jan. 12 in
support of U.S. relief efforts in the aftermath of the
deadly earthquake. The team included U.S. military engi-
neers, operational planners, a command and control group
and communication specialists. They arrived in Haiti on two
C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. The team is working with
U.S. Embassy personnel, as well as Haitian, United Nations
and international officials to assess the situation and facili-
tate follow-on U.S. military support.
Immediate response activities included:
* At first light Jan. 13, a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter
evacuated four critically injured U.S. Embassy staff to Naval
Station Guantanamo, Cuba, hospital for further treatment.
* Elements of the U.S. Air Force 1st Special Operations
Wing deployed Jan. 13 to the international airport at Port
au Prince, Haiti, to provide air traffic control capability and
* A Jacksonville-based Navy P-3 Orion aircraft from
the VP-26 detachment at Cooperative Security Location in
Comalapa, El Salvador, took off early Jan. 13 to conduct an
Photo by Miriam S. Gallet
A fully-loaded C-17 assigned to the U.S, Air Force Reserve Command, 317th Airlift Squadron, leaves in Charleston, S.C.,
departs NAS Jacksonville Jan. 17 on its way to Haiti. The aircraft is carrying 93,000 pounds of food and supplies in support of
the other humanitarian assistance/disaster relief supplies.
Photo by Clark Pierce
(From left) Cmdr. Terry Dunne and AO1 Doug Harris of VR-64
(based at NAS Willow Grove, Pa.) prepare for take-off from
NAS Jacksonville Jan. 16 on a humanitarian assistance/disas-
ter relief flight to NS Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Dunne said the
crew is scheduled for three round-trip missions in 24 hours.
aerial reconnaissance of the area affected by the earthquake.
President Barack Obama said Jan. 14 he made helping
Haiti in the wake of a crippling, 7.0 magnitude earthquake
the top priority of every U.S. government agency. Speaking
from the White House, Obama called the Jan. 12 quake
an unimaginable tragedy and said the United States has
launched "a swift, coordinated and aggressive effort" to help.
* The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) arrived
off the coast of Haiti Jan. 15 to render airlift assistance with
its embarked SH-60F and HH-60H Seahawk helicopters of
the HS-15 "Red Lions." While enroute, the carrier added to
its airlift capability by receiving 19 helicopters and support
equipment from five different East Coast Navy Seahawk
* Along with Vinson, USS Bataan (LHD 5) embarked with
Marines from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU
22). USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) and USS Carter Hall
(LSD 50) are also underway.
* USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), homeported in Baltimore,
Md., is underway and scheduled to reach Haiti Jan. 19.
Florida-based SOUTHCOM is closely monitoring the situ-
ation and is working with the U.S. State Department, U.S.
A.'.n.y for International Development and the Office of U.S.
Foreign Disaster Assistance and international agencies to
respond to this crisis.
SOUTHCOM is well versed at providing humanitarian
assistance in the region. Since 2005, the command has led
U.S. military support to 14 major relief missions, including
assistance to Haiti in September 2008. During that mission,
U.S. military forces from USS Kearsarge and other units
airlifted 3.3 million pounds of aid to communities that were
devastated by a succession of major storms.
6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, January 21, 2010
MLK: 'The dream is still alive'
Photos by Clark Pierce
The NAS Jax Police Department Incident Commander set up his post near Hangar 511.
MA3 Leslie Derby plays the
role of "suspect" in the Jan. 14
security drill involving vehi-
cles at the NAS Jacksonville
From Page 1
tenant commands to discuss
how we would implement
our Charlie measures. We
would also have contacted
the City of Jacksonville
Operations Center and
NS Mayport EOC," said
Lt. j.g. Eric Schotter of
NAS Jax Security Dept.
announced at 11:05 a.m.
that a suspect driving a
white van containing pos-
sible explosives had been
detained at the commercial
The suspect was placed
in custody and the NS
Ordnance Disposal team
was called in to investigate
DoD Threatcon Definitions
The terrorist threat conditions (Threatcon) system is mandated
by Department of Defense directive 0-2000.12. It describes
progressive levels of security measures in response to terrorist
threats to military personnel and facilities.
of the terrorist s
the target and
level of hostile
of a particular
measures may NAS Jax Police Department Patrolman
be decreed Robert Cook mans the overwatch inside
by the base the station's commercial gate during the
commander Jan. 14 security exercise.
headquarters, following receipt of intelligence through official
sources or following an anonymous threat.
There are five terrorist threat conditions:
* Threatcon Normal - local security measures designed for
implementation when there is no credible threat of terrorist
activity. Under these conditions, only a routine security posture
designed to defeat the routine criminal threat is warranted.
* Threatcon Alpha - when there is a general threat activity
against personnel and/or installations, the nature and extent of
which is unpredictable.
* Threatcon Bravo - applies when an increased or more
predictable threat exists.
Threatcon Charlie - applies when an incident occurs or
intelligence indicates some form of threat against personnel
and/or facilities is imminent.
* Threatcon Delta -applies in immediate area where a threat
attack has occurred or when intelligence indicates terrorist action
in a specific location is likely. Implementation of Threatcon Delta
normally occurs for only limited periods of time over specified,
From Page 1
Scorby continued, "As the nation and the
world recognize President Barack Obama
as the 44th president of the United States
this year, we can see that Dr. King's dream
is a reality."
Guest speaker NAS Jacksonville
Command Chaplin (Cmdr.) Gerald Felder
enthusiastically delivered his speech
entitled, "Keeping the Dream alive."
Referencing his experiences in his home-
town of Birmingham, Ala., Felder brought
to life the ideas set forth by Dr. King. With
passion and proclamation, Felder gained
the audience's attention, and even gar-
nered shouts of "amen," from within the
Felder continued, "Dr. King's words were
powerfully stirring for all those who heard
them. They provided hope and vision for
all people, dedicated to justice and equali-
ty. Though the dreamer has been silenced,
I proclaim with absolute assuredness that
the dream is still alive," declared Felder.
"We, as a nation, cannot be satisfied
until we have reached that Promised Land
- that land where everyone is judged by
their character rather than by their race,
national origin or creed."
"As an American, this is a powerful
event for me because we are remembering
a man who was not only a spiritual man,
but a man who sacrificed himself will-
ingly to create unity among all races. We
must stand up and stand tall realizing that
when we stand, we stand upon the backs of
those who came before us. They sacrificed
for us. They sacrificed so we could stand
in a new place, do new things and create a
new order," said Felder.
He challenged everyone to "pick up the
Photo by Brian Chwalisz
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jack
Scorby Jr. presents Command Chaplain
(Cmdr.) Gerald Felder with a commemorative
plaque during the observance. Felder was the
guest speaker for the event.
torch" once carried by Dr. king and "to con-
tinue on with a committed heart, a com-
mitted mind and a committed soul." Felder
received a standing ovation when he con-
cluded his emotional speech.
The audience was entertained by a
remarkable rendition of Louis Armstrong's
"What a Wonderful World," by MUCM(SW)
James Malmgren. That was followed
by readings of Margina Parker's "I am
Michelle Obama," by 11-year-old Bryce
Goree and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I
Have a Dream," by 14-year-old Yasmine
The event concluded with the benedic-
tion by Chaplin (Lt.) Thomas Bingol and
the jazz stylings of Navy Band Southeast.
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Photos courtesy of HS-7
The HS-7 "Dusty Dogs' recently spend two weeks in snowy Fallon, Nev. in support of Carrier Air Wing Three and Carrier Strike
HS-7 'Dusty Dogs'
work through ice and
snow at NAS Fallon
The snow started falling, temperatures dropped to
as low as -210F, and ice accumulated on everything
in sight, but the maintenance department of HS-7
never faltered as it worked through the unfavorable con-
ditions and ensured that aircraft were ready to fly when
the weather improved enough for "Dusty Dogs" aircrew
to take to the air.
In addition to performing at the highest levels of excel-
lence, the maintenance department of HS-7 was able to
overcome the snow, ice, frost and all that Mother Nature
unleashed during the squadron's two-week detachment to
NAS Fallon, Nev.
Countless maintenance personnel worked outside of
their rates to provide a unified effort to fix the numerous
issues brought on by the inclement weather. In one par-
ticular case, AE2 Devere Donnell worked countless hours
with the power plants and airframes division as they
replaced the main gearbox on Dusty 614.
The unwavering devotion to mission accomplishment
demonstrated by HS-7 maintenance personnel resulted
in the Dusty Dogs being the first squadron in Carrier
Air Wing Three to launch and recover aircraft during its
recent Fallon detachment.
The squadron returned from NAS Fallon after a frigid
two-week detachment in support of Carrier Air Wing
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duct a foreign object damage walk-down at NAS Fallon, Nev.
during their recent detachment.
onstrated that they are ready to operate in any environ-
ment. In 2010, HS-7 will be conducting another Composite
Training Unit Exercise on board USS Harry S. Truman
Photo by AM3 (AW) Nicole Bieneman
NAS Jacksonville Bachelor Housing Manager Beverly Nix and
her award winning staff received the CEL & Associates "A"
List and 2009 Crystal Award.
wins top award
The staff of NAS Jacksonville Bachelor Housing were
recently recognized for their outstanding service to
its customers -- first, by earning its place on the
prestigious CEL & Associates "A" List, and followed by
and CEL & Associates 2009 Crystal Award. The team was
one of only 15 installations worldwide to attain the highest
level of bachelor housing customer satisfaction in the U.S.
The Navy conducts resident satisfaction surveys annual-
ly to monitor the level of customer satisfaction, a program
that is managed and administered by Commander, Navy
Installations Command. The Crystal Award is bestowed
on the facility that has earned a consolidated service score
of 85 percent with a 20 percent response rate.
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establishing a relationship with all new check-ins.
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Command Fitness Leader
Summit helps Sailors
become and stay fit
By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO F -". ALI
Command fitness leaders
(CFL) from bases around
the southeast region gath-
ered at the NAS Jax Officers'
Club last week for a two-day CFL
Summit to learn about changes
being implemented to the Navy's
Physical Readiness Program.
"We are here to provide continu-
ing education to over 50 CFLs
from the region. We travel to
bases around the world, stopping
at fleet concentrated areas annu-
ally, to provide updates on policy,
fitness and nutrition, as well as
exercise programs to bring back
to the commands. The CFL plays
an important role in assisting
our Sailors stay and become fit
while meeting mission require-
ments. We want to make sure
they have the most current poli-
cies and resources needed to
conduct a safe and effective fit-
ness program," said Lt. Cmdr.
Jennifer Wallinger, Command
Fitness Leader Program manager
at OPNAV N135 in Millington,
Tenn. "Our goal is to provide
information, answer any ques-
tions and gather feedback on the
challenges the CFLs face."
The CFL summit was set up by
Wallinger and Lisa Marrero, also
of OPNAV N135 who worked with
the NAS Jax Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Department to coordi-
nate fitness instructors to assist
with the physical fitness train-
ing at the base gym. Class par-
ticipants were presented with new
ideas on cardio training in con-
fined spaces, tactical training and
special training for Individual
The summit also included class-
room briefs to inform the CFLs
about recent policy changes,
administrative actions related
to physical fitness assessments,
Physical Readiness Information
Management Systems, sports
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Progr office during the 4-.CSufmmil at. NAS
Photos by Kaylee LaRocque
ITC(AW/SW) Linnie McClellan of
USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49)
participates in obstacle course
exercises during the summit.
Command fitness leaders prac-
tice new exercises that cater to
Individual Augmentees deploying,
using bars to simulate rifles during
the CFL Summit.
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NAS Jax Fitness Instructor Val McCartin teaches the command fitness lead-
ers some TRX exercises at the base gym Jan. 13.
MA1(SW) Nathan Ouellette of the
NAS Jax Security Department bear
crawls across the gym floor during
a tactical training session.
AWFC(AW/NAC) Troy Guenther of
VP-30 practices a crawling exer-
cise at the base gym as part of the
Command Fitness Leader Summit.
nutrition and supplementation
and sports injury prevention.
MA1 Nathan Oullette of the
NAS Jax Security Department
commented on the summit. "I'm
here to benefit NAS Jax, main-
ly the Fitness Enhancement
Program group because they are
the people we need to focus on to
help them stay in the Navy," he
said. "Administratively-wise, this
summit as really been beneficial
for all of the CFLs. I think with
the new policies , there are a lot
of changes and new things we'll
have to put out to our folks. It's
really good and I think the chang-
es will be for the better."
"I'm here because I'm a new
command fitness leader. I think
this class is fantastic because
I've been in the Navy 20 years
and I'm reaching my end time.
They are changing a lot of the
exercises and making it bet-
ter for the Sailors coming in,"
added LS1 Lara Stachow of
Naval Maintenance Construction
Battalion 14. "It's become much
more pro-active towards educat-
ing our Sailors on proper nutri-
tion and exercise and how not to
hurt yourself. We've gone beyond
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to work smart, get a good body
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Photo by Shannon Leonard
During the Health and Fitness Fair in the Navy Exchange Courtyard, participants get a great cardiovascular workout during the Zumba demonstration. Zumba is offered at the Fitness Source
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Photos by Brian Chwalisz
Navy retiree Richard Beck takes
advantage of the farmers mar-
ket at the Morale, Welfare and
Recreation Health and Fitness Fair
at the Navy Exchange Courtyard
for new year
By Brian Chwalisz
Jax Air News Intern
N AS Jax Morale, Welfare and
Recreation (MWR), NAS Jax Navy
Exchange and Commissary staged the
New Year's first health and fitness fair Jan.
13 - 15 in the NEX Courtyard.
Demonstrations of Zumba and cardio kick-
boxing attracted shoppers with their up-tem-
po music and easy to follow instructors who
showed that interactive fitness can be lots of
Photo by Shannon Leonard
Shelly Wilson (left) from the Naval Hospital
Jacksonville gathers useful information provided
by Wellness Center representative, Lt. Candice
Heck, Jan. 15 at the Health and Fitness Fair in
the NEX Courtyard.
The Wellness Center set up informational
tables dealing with issues revolving around
tobacco, obesity and other health concerns.
Participants could also get a free blood pres-
Also included in the event was the commis-
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FRCSE Sailor selected for
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FRCSE Public Affairs
Photos by Clark Pierce
At sundown on Jan. 13, an Air Force C-17 Globemaster refuels at NAS Jacksonville for its
flight to Tallil Airbase, Iraq. The transport was loaded with more than 40,000 pounds of gear
for the FMP MOCC Alpha "Lightning Riders" assigned to CPRW-11.
Night flight to Iraq
By Clark Pierce
Twelve members of
Patrol (FMP) Mobile
Center (MOCC) Detachment
Alpha "Lightning Riders"
departed on their sched-
uled six-month deploy-
ment to Iraq in support of
Commander, Patrol and
(CPRW) 11 squadrons in the
Middle East and Southeast
Asia. For some in the
detachment, it is their sec-
ond or third deployment.
More than six large pallets
of gear, including electric
generators and C4I equip-
ment (command, control,
ers and intelligence), were
loaded aboard an Air Force
C-17 Globemaster transport
near NAS Jacksonville Air
Operations Jan. 13.
"In a nutshell, we brief
and debrief missions involv-
ing P-3 Orion squadrons in
the global war against ter-
rorism," said CWO4 Joseph
An Air Force loadmaster directs the loading of generators
and other equipment aboard a C-17 Globemaster for CPRW-
11 FMP MOCC Alpha, in preparation for its flight to Tallil
Airbase in Iraq.
"The information we ana-
lyze helps in-theater com-
manders to plan, direct,
coordinate and control forces
in the accomplishment of
ITC Jason Ramsey said,
"To do our job requires about
40,000 pounds of equip-
ment for mission planning
and mission support. Each
MOCC detachment trav-
els with its own set of gear,
which includes the latest
upgrades to our software
AWO1 Daley said, "Our
everyday goal is to employ
our C4I systems is to
superiority that support
the command and control
of operations involving P-3
Orion squadrons assigned to
The Lightning Riders
deployed to Tallil Airbase,
located southeast of
Baghdad near the city of An
Center Southeast (FRCSE)
Level II has been selected for
the Seaman to Admiral-21
Program, Supply Corps
Lopez joined the Navy in
April 2004 looking for finan-
cial security and education-
al opportunities. She was a
single mother of one-year-
old Ambrose, living in San
Bernardino, Calif. with few
prospects. "I had a little kid
and no job," she explained.
In November 2004, she
reported to VP-16 at NAS
Jacksonville. Lopez complet-
ed two six-month deployments
to provide maintenance sup-
port for the P-3C Orion air-
craft before transferring to
FRCSE in March 2009.
Lopez' sister, Marine Corps
1,t Lt. Veronica Sebastian
became an officer through a
similar program, Broadened
Opportunity for Officer
Selection and Training.
Sebastian encouraged her
younger sister to apply for one
of the Navy commissioning
Although Lopez earned
an associate's degree in lib-
eral arts from her hometown
community college, she had
doubts. "I sat on the applica-
tion for two years," she said.
"I didn't have the guts to
apply for fear of failure."
The STA-21 selection
results were due out in
October, but she had to wait
another month before receiv-
ing the good news. "You
never know unless you try.
And sure enough, I got picked
up on my first try," Lopez
Although not a logistics
Photo by AT1 Mark Whittlesey
AE2(AW) Joshabel Lopez-Arellano disassembles an aircraft
part in Fleet Readiness Center Southeast's Level II Sealed
Instruments Repair Shop. She was selected for the Seaman to
Admiral-21 Commissioning Program, Supply Corps Option
and will be assigned to a Reserve unit while pursuing her
specialist, Lopez applied for
the Supply Corp program
because of the business
aspect: the movement of sup-
plies and people. She said,
"Not only is the Navy going
to train, me but also provide
me with experience, so when
I retire I'll get a pretty good
Lopez must first attend
the Naval Science Institute
(NSI) for nine weeks at Naval
Station Newport in Rhode
Island and complete naval sci-
ence courses. She will then
be assigned to the Naval
Reserve Officer Training
Corps Unit at Jacksonville
Her coursework toward
earning a bachelor's degree
in Business Administration
at the University of North
Florida begins this summer.
All courses must be finished
in 36 months to complete the
While earning her degree,
Lopez will remain on active
duty at her current enlisted
paygrade and will still be
eligible for enlisted advance-
ment while in the program.
In addition, she will receive
up to $10,000 per year to
cover tuition, books and fees.
Lopez is excited about this
unique opportunity. She has
provided shipmates with cop-
ies of her STA-21 package and
warns that completing the
application is cumbersome.
Yet, she urges them to go for
it. "The worst they can say is
no," she said.
AZ2 Sarah Finney was
selected as an alternate for
the Surface Warfare Officer/
Oceanography Option. Also
applying for the first time,
she plans on reapplying if she
doesn't get a coveted spot.
Sailors completing STA-
21 receive a top-notch col-
lege education and become a
commissioned officer in an
Unrestricted Line. The Navy
has combined most of the cur-
rent commissioning paths
The program was named
by the 25th Chief of Naval
Operations (CNO), Adm.
Jeremy Milk" Boorda, and
the first CNO to have risen
to the distinguished posi-
tion from the enlisted ranks.
He reinvigorated the acces-
sion program renaming it
"Seaman to Admiral" in the
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By Chaplain (Lt.) Justin Top
One summer when I was a
young cub scout, our troop
went to a day camp in the
mountains of Virginia.
One of the first things the lead-
ers warned us about was poison
ivy. Our leader pointed to a small
plant with three leaves and said,
"This is poison ivy. Don't touch it!
If you do you will itch uncontrol-
lably for days."
A few seconds after the leader
had warned us, I marched for-
ward, reached down and grabbed
the poison ivy leaves with my
bare hands. "What are you doing?
I just told you that is poison ivy!"
shouted my leader. I looked up
at him and calmly replied, "I'm
immune to poison ivy."
I can't remember when I got it
in my mind that I was immune
to poison ivy. I have no idea what
I was thinking. I think I must
have brushed past some plant I
thought to be poison ivy a time
or two with no apparent negative
consequences. So maybe my mind
concluded that I was immune.
I have no doubt that I came to
that conclusion because I wanted
to, not because it was logical. I
thought I was different and some-
I'm sure that you have already
guessed what happened to me at
scout camp. Shortly after touch-
ing the poison ivy I scratched my
cheek. As the day went on I found
myself scratching my cheek more
and more. By the time I arrived at
home I had a terrible rash on my
face. So much for immunity!
As silly as this story may seem,
it happens on a regular basis with
all of us. We are surrounded by
warnings about negative conse-
quences associated with risky
behavior. But the warnings often
On the back of cigarette car-
Chaplain (Lt.) Justin Top
tons, large block letters warn of
cancer and other dangers. I doubt
there is any person who smokes
that is unaware that the warning
is there, but they choose to ignore
Young sailors and marines go
through hours of training every
year to learn of all the negative
consequences alcohol can have
on their personal lives and their
career. Yet still, thousands are
having relationships or careers
destroyed by it.
Marriages are destroyed
because people foolishly believe
that they can be unfaithful "just
this once" without negative conse-
Others will ignore the counsel
of friends and family and gam-
ble with large amounts of money,
completely sure that they have
found a secret method with which
they alone cannot lose. We all
have our own little guilty and
The amazing thing is that
those who are in these types of
situations know fully of the conse-
quences their behavior can create.
They just think they are exempt.
I knew as a young boy that
poison ivy really was bad. I just
didn't think it was bad for me.
Everyone thinks they are the
exception. Nobody says, "I want to
be an alcoholic or druggie when I
grow up." or "I hope I can marry
somebody who will beat me."
But unfortunately many choose
to ignore the warning signs of
where the path they are on is
leading. Their own self-serving
"logic" tells them they are the
What is the poison ivy you are
handling or thinking of handling
in your life?
Stop and really think about
what you are doing. The next
time you decide to participate in
risky behavior, and you are about
to ignore a warning, I pray that
you will picture your face covered
with poison ivy rash.
Then I hope you will remember
how foolish it is to think that you
CHAPEL CENTER CALENDAR
CREDO GROWTH AND ENRICHMENT
8:15 a.m. Holy Eucharist Episcopal
9:30 a.m. Catholic Mass
9:45 Protestant Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Catholic CCD
11 a.m. Protestant Worship
NAS Jacksonville welcomes Rear
Adm. Robert Burt, U.S. Navy chief of
chaplains Jan. 25-26 for professional
development training conference and
Your chaplains will have limited avail-
ability during this week.
Feb. 14 St. Valentine's
"Renewal of Vows"
5 p.m in historic All Saint's Chapel,
followed by dinner/dance at the "0" Club.
Complimentary childcare provided, call
542-3051/3052 for tickets.
The Jacksonville Ladies at
Jacksonville National Cemetery seek
volunteers to honor veterans and fall-
en service members. Contact Cathy Cayton
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Weekly Bible Study
Building 749, every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Women of Faith
First Saturday of the month at 10:30
a.m. for fellowship, study and support.
Bring a potluck dish to share.
Officer Christian Fellowship and
Bible study with Chaplain Williams
every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Monthly men's prayer breakfast
Every second Saturday at 9 a.m.
at the chapel.
Barracks Bible Study with Chaplain
Calhoun every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the
main conference room.
Set your course in Navy life at
COMPASS NAS Jax
"Spouses mentoring spouses" program
by Naval Services Family Line. Contact
Corner of Birmingham Avenue
and Mustin Road
From Spiritual Fitness Division Southeast
Are you looking for a weekend away from hectic
work centers and/or household responsibilities?
Do you need some time to reflect on improving
personal relationships to create a better lifestyle?
The solution is as close as the Spiritual Fitness
Division Southeast at NAS Jacksonville Chapel
Center. Contactthe Chaplains Religious Enrichment
Development Operation (CREDO) at 542-3923 to
learn more about the following retreats:
Personal Growth Retreat (PGR)
Begins Friday, 3 p.m. and ends Sunday, 3 p.m.
Participants have the opportunity to understand
themselves better, look at their goals and reshape
them, discover new perspective in relationships,
take personal responsibility in decisions, explore
the basis of their spirituality, and identify resources
that can assist them.
Marriage Enrichment Retreat (MER)
Feb. 5-7 & April 16-18
Begins Friday at 7 p.m. and concludes Sunday
after lunch. The MER is designed to encourage
healthy marriages and is designed to help couples
grow. It is not designed for couples who need
significant counseling. Couples discover ways
to nurture their marriage, handle the inevitable
conflicts, establish roles and boundaries, discover
their spouses love language, build intimacy and
communication, and strengthen the emotional,
physical, and spiritual aspects of their marriage.
Family Enrichment Retreat (FER)
A weekend retreat for families to promote healthy
relationships. Practical skills base on proven
principles that strengthen and empower every
member of the family. FERs are open to the first 10
families and held at St. Simons Island, Ga.
All retreats are free to participants and
commands, including transportation (except to
MER), food and lodging. Registration required
and active duty personnel must present no-cost
TAD orders, a special request chit or leave papers
covering the retreat period.
Active duty, reserves, retirees, DoD/DoN civilians
and their family members can attend CREDO
Team Building Workshop/Retreat
Designed to enhance readiness and team
cohesiveness by transforming attitudes,
feelings, and relationships. Participants learn
the four qualities of effective group dynamics:
communication, cooperation, trust, and fun. Three
hours to full day workshops are available. Contact
Spiritual Fitness Division Southeast for more
information and to schedule one of these programs
for your command.
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mechanic available for
Open Monday, Thu,1-I.iy &
Fid.i.y 12-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.
- 5 p.m.
Call 542-3493 for informa-
After-work Bowling League
Feb. 17 - Apr. 21
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
$7 per person per week
Free bowling for active duty
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Color Pin Bowling
5 - 10 p.m. $2 games
Saturday Night Extreme
7-9 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. - mid-
$11 per person, includes
Family Day Special
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. $1.25
Call 542-3521 for informa-
Monday - F,'i.iy
11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.,
Enjoy lunch while you play.
New & improved evening
$30,000 jackpot returns
Two $5,000 jackpots
Evening sessions play
Sunday through Monday &
Thlm,--.i. at 6:30 p.m.
"Comics on Duty" live at
Featuring Steve Mazan,
Paul Ogata, Scott Henry &
Saturday - dinner ($10) at
6 p.m., show (free) at 7:15
Super Bowl Party
February 7 at the Bud Brew
House and CPO Club
$10 per person, includes
buffet and door prizes
Budweiser Brew House
Monday & T1m-,1.i.y at 7
Zone gift certificates award-
Budweiser Brew House
Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Budweiser Brew House
Wednesday & Friday
7:30 p.m. - until closing
Call 542-2930 for informa-
Valentine's Day 5K
Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m. at
Perimeter Rd. / antenna
Same-day registration 10:30
- 11:15 a.m.
Family Fitness Center
Located above the Youth
Monday - F,'id.iy, 9 a.m. - 1
Tuesday & T1hl,--1.iy, 4-7
Work out while your chil-
dren enjoy the play area.
TRX Suspension Training
Class is now at the Base
Class is offered Monday
through T1hlu--.i1y at 11:15
a.m. and on Friday at 4:15
Tennis Lessons by Corey
Jan. 25 - beginner 5 - 6 p.m.
and intermediate 6 - 7 p.m.
Sign-up at Base Gym
Call 542-3318 for informa-
Jan. 30, Times-Union
Center at 7:30 p.m.
$42.00 either second orches-
tra or loge at the.
Black Eyed Peas
Feb. 9 Veterans Memorial
Arena at 8 p.m.
Club seating $100
Feb. 24, with special guest
Three Days Grace
$56 per person
Veterans Memorial Arena
FCCJ Artist Series
* A Chorus Line
Jan. 23, 2 p.m. ($60), 8 p.m.
* The Wizard of Oz
Feb. 27, 2 p.m. ($57.75), 8
Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m. ($57.75)
* Mamma Mia
March 27, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
May 1, 2 p.m. ($61), 8 p.m.
May 22, 8 p.m. ($62.50)
Ringling Brothers and
Barnum & Bailey Circus
Jan. 23, 3:30 p.m. and 7:30
p.m., $13 per person
Military Rolex 24 Hours
Jan. 30 & 31
$12 military members
$40 for all others
NASCAR Bud Shootout
$33 for unreserved
Camping World 300
NASCAR Daytona 500
Keech Box & DePalma -
Sprint Fan Zone - $75
Superstretch - $59
Turns tower - $165
Petty Tower - $350
Monster Truck Jam
Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.
$32 per person, club seat-
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NBA Orlando Magic tickets
Level H (Blue,Black or
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Celtic Woman Concert
April 17 at 8 p.m., $70
Trips, activities and costs
may be restricted to E1-E6
single or unaccompanied
active duty members. Call
542-3491 for information.
Comedy Zone Trip featur-
ing Saints & Sinner
Free appetizers & admis-
Ringling Brothers Barnum
& Bailey Circus Trip
Last Buck BBQ at Liberty
Jan. 29 at 5 p.m.
Free food & beverages
Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
Military Appreciation Days
at NAS Jax Golf Club
$17 per person, includes
cart & green fees
Feb. 9 & 23 for active duty.
Today, Feb. 11 & 25 for
retirees & DoD personnel.
Play 18-holes for $20
Monday and Tuesday
Cart and green fees included
Not applicable on holidays
Sunday Brunch now at
Mulligan's, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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For information on book-
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T-Bar, call the Officers'
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T-Bar Social Hours
Monday - Friday, 3:30-7:30
Reserve Drill Weekends,
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$450 includes instruction
Feb 22 -March 31
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16 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, January 21, 2010
Runners turn out for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K
By AM3(AW) Nicole Bieneman -
NAS Jax Deputy PAO .K " 1 - 3
It was a bit chilly during this
year's annual Dr. Martin
Luther King Jr. 5K Run for
the 113 runners who partici-
pated in the event Jan. 13. The
event was sponsored by the NAS
Jacksonville Morale Welfare and
Recreation (MWR) Department.
Taking first overall and in
the men's 45-49 category was
John Metzgar, a Navy retiree,
with a time of 17:45. Coming
in first overall and first in the
women's 29 and under category
was Jennifer Shaffer of Navy
Medicine Support Command
(NMSC) with a time of 22:45.
Other winners were:
29 & Under
1. Alexei Pokrischikin, NMSC, 18:34
2. Mark Sanchez, VP-30, 18:24
3. Alexander Botello, VP-30, 20:41
1. David Cano, Naval Hospital Jax,
2. Benjamin Schimek, Center for
Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit
(CNATTU) Jax, 22:27
3. Brian McCray, Southeast Regional
Calibration Center, 22:49
1. Shane Waterman, VP-30, 19:03
2. Michael Flemming, Regional
Component Command (RCC),
3. Michael Doherty, VP-45, 22:33
2. Encarncion Nunez, Branch Health
3. Kingsley Nelson, Retiree, 23:26
50 & Over
1. Mark Seidl, Retiree,
John Metzgar of VP-30 places first
overall and in the men's 45-49 divi-
sion with a time of 18:33.
Photos by AM33(AW) Nicole Bieneman
A group of runners take off from the starting line during the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 5K Run Jan. 13.
2. John Young, Naval Facilities
Engineering Command Southeast,
3. Tom Heakel, Retiree, 23:40
29 & Under
2. Natalie Wilson, Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast, 25:56
3. Sarah Conlan, Dependent, 26:48
1. Leslie Kindling, Aviation Survival
Training Center, 24:29
2. Shannon Leonard, Morale, Welfare
and Recreation, 28:12
3. Jamie Bott, NMSC, 28:20
1. Eileen Werve, RCC, 26:07
2. Susan Stoltman, Dependent, 30:51
3. Patricia Esteban, VP-62, 31:58
1. Paula Burch, Naval Hospital Jax,
2. Elisa Jaque, Dependent, 35:00
3. Lavern Campbell, Commander, Navy
Region Southeast, 38:45
50 & Over
1. Annabelle Ignacio, Fleet Industrial
Supply Center Jax, 42:43
2. Veronica Tutt, Retiree, 43:04
3. Darlene Kunde, FISC, 43:58
The next upcoming run will
be a Valentine's Day Run on
Feb. 12 followed by the annual
Leprechaun Dash in March and
the Navy Run in April.
For more information, call the
base gym at 542-3239.
Jennifer Schaffer of Navy Medicine
Support Command sprints ahead
to the finish line to place first over-
all in the women's division and in
the women's 29 and under division
with a time of 22:45.
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Commissary parking lot)
is now registering for the
Registration is being held
Jan. 23 and Jan. 30 from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NOL
Little League concession
stand. The cost is $95 per
child and $65 for additional
To honor those who serve,
Jacksonville area active
duty military personnel can
register for the season at
$50 per player.
Military families have
been a part of the league
since inception and are
highly encouraged to con-
tinue the partnership.
7-8 Intermediate pitching
Girls Soft Ball
8-11 Minor League
The season runs March
Registration may also be
accomplished at www.nol-
For additional informa-
tion, call 778-0311.
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NAS JAK SPORTS
Captain's Cup 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Jan. 25
Tournament begins at 5 p.m. Base Gym.
Captain's Cup Racquetball Tournament Feb. 8-12
Open to NAS Jax active duty, selective reservists, and
command DoD men and women. Separate men's and women's
divisions. Earn participation points for your command toward
the Captain's Cup as well as additional points for finishing first,
second or third place. Sign up by Feb. 3 at Base Gym.
Valentines Day 5k Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Free to authorized gym patrons. Sign up at the Base Gym
or the Fitness Source prior to race day and you may receive
a T-shirt for registering early. The race begins and ends on
Perimeter Road at the end of Mustin Rd. near the Antenna
Farm. On-site registration from 10 -11 am. Awards to the top
three male and top three female runners for age groups: 29 &
under; 30-37; 38-44; 45-49; and 50+.
Captain's Cup Athletic League Meetings:
Open to NAS Jax active duty, selective reservists, command
DoD and DoD contractor personnel. Commands whose athletic
officer or designated representative attend the meeting will
receive five Captain's Cup points. Interested personnel should
attend to discuss rules and obtain required paperwork.
* Captain's Cup Soccer League
Feb. 10 at 11:30 a.m. at Base Gym
Captain's Cup Athletic Leagues Forming:
* Captain's Cup 4-on-4 Flag Football League
Open to NAS Jax active duty, command DoD personnel and
selective reservists. Stop by the Base Gym for a rules packet
and required paperwork.
* Captain's Cup Winter Golf League
Open to all NAS Jax active duty, command DOD personnel
and selective reservists. Games play on Wednesday at 11:30
* Captain's Cup Winter Bowling League
Open to NAS Jax active duty, command DoD personnel,
selective reservists and DoD contractor personnel. Games
play on Friday at 11:45 a.m. Stop by the base gym for required
paperwork, rosters due Jan. 29.
* Captain's Cup Badminton League
Open to NAS Jax active duty, command DoD personnel,
selective reservists and DoD contractor personnel. Games play
on Monday and Wednesday at 11:15 a.m. and noon. Stop by
the base gym for required paperwork, rosters due Feb. 5.
Sports officials & scorekeepers needed
North Florida Military Officials Association seeks individuals
to officiate soccer, softball, football, volleyball, and wrestling at
NAS Jax. Scorekeepers also needed for basketball. Experience
not required, contact Base Gym at 542-2930/3239.
For more information, call MWR Sport Coordinator Bill Bonser
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the MWR website at www.nasjax.
New Navy Working
From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs
wo new Navy Working Uniforms (NWU) will hit the
fleet in fiscal year 2011.
The first, NWU Type II, a desert digital camou-
flage uniform of four colors with the anchor, Constitution
and eagle (ACE) logo embedded in the print, will be worn
by special warfare operators and Sailors who support them
during deployment and deployment training exercises.
"The desert camouflage uniform is not going away," said
Capt. Vince Drouillard, branch head within Navy's person-
nel, plans and policy division. "Sailors, other than Navy
special warfare operators and supporting Sailors, will con-
tinue to wear the current tricolor desert camouflage utility
uniform in desert environments when issued by authoriz-
The second, NWU Type III, is a woodland digital cam-
ouflage uniform that also has four colors and the ACE logo
embedded in the print. It will be the standard camouflage
uniform worn in non-desert environments and stateside.
Both uniforms, announced in NAVADMIN 374/09, are
organizational clothing provided to Sailors by commands
authorized to issue them.
The unisex uniforms will begin conformance testing
to validate design, fit and wear later in fiscal year 2010.
Fleet implementation is expected to begin in late 2011
with deploying combat and direct command support com-
mands and units receiving priority in the distribution
Both new uniforms have an authorized matching pattern
Gortex parka with a removable fleece liner. Sailors can get
complete information on the new NWU Type II and Type
III uniforms in NAVADMIN 374/09 available at www.npc.
For more information on Navy uniforms visit http://
Forge the Future
FIt Today For Tomorrow' Chalrnges
Today's habits will affect how you feel
tomorrow, your future health, your
readiness status and how long you live:
JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, January 21, 2010 17
visit World War II veteran
From AM VETS I
On Dec. 30, AMVETS repre-
sentatives from the NAS
Jacksonville office, David
Sanders and Natalie Reed, visited
Elmer King who celebrated his 86th
birthday. King is a World War II
(WWII) veteran who fought in the
Battle of the Bulge in Germany.
"Our office was contacted by Mr.
King's sister from Maryland who had
a made a donation to AMVETS. She
found out we had an office at NAS
Jacksonville and called us to see if we
would stop by and visit her brother to
wish him a happy birthday - because
she could not make the trip and he
has no other family in the area," said
Sanders and Reed picked up some
balloons and a small cake (with one
candle) and headed out to visit the
"He was so surprised! We took pic-
tures and sang Happy Birthday to
him. Mr. King told us about his tour
in Germany. He also informed us
that after Germany surrendered, the
Army put him on a troop ship and
sent him through the Suez Canal to
the Pacific Theater," said Sanders.
"He said his biggest accomplish-
ment is being an ordained minister.
Photo courtesy of AMVETS
David Sanders (right) and Natalie Reed of the AMVETS office at NAS Jacksonville
visit with World War II veteran Elmer King in December. The veteran turned 86 on
He was a preacher for 14 years in
a small church in Jacksonville. His
wife, whom he loved and misses,
passed away some years ago and now
with his age and health catching up
with him, he is living in a rehabilita-
After the hour-long visit, Sanders
and Reed bid him goodbye, happy to
have spent some quality time and
brought some cheer to this WWII vet-
Haiti needs our help
By Beth Wilson
As I was putting the finishing
touches on my column for this
week, a news alert crossed my
screen. "Massive quake hits Haiti."
My heart skipped a beat because,
in May 2009, I had the privilege of
embarking with USNS Comfort on
its humanitarian mission to sever-
al countries in the Caribbean. Haiti
was one of the ship's port calls.
One of the purposes of this humani-
tarian mission was to develop and
strengthen relationships with govern-
ments in these areas so as to have in
place relationships and procedures
to facilitate assistance in just such a
crisis as this.
While Comfort was in Haiti medi-
cal staff held clinics for citizens and
the Seabees completed a construction
project at an orphanage. My thoughts
immediately went to this orphanage,
the wonderful staff and beautiful chil-
dren. I am awaiting news on their
Haiti is an incredibly poor country.
Prior to this earthquake, the nation
had very poor infrastructure and ser-
vices for its citizenry. For instance, I
read an account that the total num-
ber of hospital beds in the Port Au
Prince area numbered roughly 1,000.
One hospital is reportedly destroyed
in the earthquake. Haiti is a country
in crisis and in need of support and
Prior to my embed experience
I would have listened to this news
report and felt bad for the citizens
of Haiti. Now, however, I cannot lis-
ten dispassionately. Haiti is real to
me. It is impossible for me to express
adequately how very, very rich even
our most impoverished citizens are in
comparison to the average citizen of
this island country. The crew of the
Comfort who spent time in Haiti were
deeply affected by the abject pover-
ty they encountered so close to our
The earthquake not only devastated
homes and businesses but even those
organizations in country positioned
to respond to disaster were also
damaged. The presidential palace,
the parliament building, the United
Nations building, the Red Cross
building and many others were also
damaged or destroyed which will fur-
ther hamper and complicate recovery
Haiti will need support from the
international community to recover.
Our nation, including the resourc-
es of our Navy, is mobilizing to sup-
port Haiti. The USS Carl Vinson is
enroute as I write this and Navy air-
craft are already filled with medical
I ask you to join me in helping the
citizens of Haiti. There are many
organizations and ways to help.
Text 90999 from your cell phone
to donate $10 to the Red Cross
Emergency Response. This $10 dona-
tion will be added to your cell phone
Visit http://redcross.org for addi-
tional information on ways to support
and donate to the Red Cross emer-
gency response efforts.
Doctors Without Borders (www.doc-
torswithoutborders.org) is mobilized
to care for the injured.
Donate to the Salvation Army,
which has mobilized disaster
response teams to work with local
chapters, to send donated items to the
disaster area. The Salvation Army's
presence in Haiti includes a school
and clinic. Both sustained damage,
but the Salvation Army is already
mobilized and their response team
is in action. You can donate funds at
www.salvationarmy.org. Click on the
disaster relief fund. Be sure to note
that you want your donation to go to
the Haiti Relief Fund. You can also
drop off clothing and other supplies to
your local Salvation Army chapter for
shipping to Haiti.
Thank you for your prayers and
concern for the people of Haiti. Even
the smallest gift from all of us will
add up to real, tangible help for
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AC, Heating, Fuel
Arts & Crafts
Machinery & Tools
Wanted to Buy or Trade
, Weather King A/C
Condensor 3 ton,
like new, not a heat
9 pump. $4000bo.
L GE Electric Range
w/wo 2-spd fan/vent
w/LT. Works well.
Creme $100. 781-2760
4 Kenmore Electric
Dryer HD, works
Sbut needs blade.
$1 0-$15. W white.
ACOCA COLA 8oz.
Jax. Jaguar Collect-
ible Bottles. Old
logo, new logo
Other. $3.00ea. 268-2482
S$60. Olin 190CM
SKIS Binding &
dPoles $125. 50x30
wood coff. tbl $150. Call
, Dell Inspiron 1010
Mini Laptop w/USB
Suites. Brand new.
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more info $399. 00
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China. Setting for
12. Coronado pat-
lern by Monarch
(Japan). A green
edge w/' ulti -floral
sprays. Superb. $180.
KING SIZE PILLOW TOP
MATTRESS SET $200
New 904-644-0498 $200
A Leather Sectional
w/cocktail & end
tbis, lamps, com-
puter desk w/chr. A
must GO! 904-757-2837
Queen EuroTop Mattress
Set Still in Plastic $130
, Sofabed - blk Ithr
S 1 $100. Brenda
SLA-Z-BOY Couch &
chair $350 both liv-
ing room tables.
u CSute Country
Kitchen Dining set.
Solid wood table, 3
chrs, wood bench
seat. Only lyr old. Pris-
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ing room set. Sofa
Love seat 3 tables
s like new. Moving
must sell. 904-553-6015
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beds . Exc cond.
You pick up.
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA
A, Rotary Lawnmower
650 Series pur-
chased 2007, $200.
B renda 904-614-4148
, eTurquoise gem-
r stone 3pcires matching
jewelry set. Lrg
style necklace, pear
shape dangle earrings,
8" Bracelet. $299nego.
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set of 4, good tread,
size P225 55 R16
A STEP LADDER 10'
brand. Exc. cond.
FITS 04-08 F150
4 SONY S 9 0
tal Camera. Orig.
k^box, instructions &
access., simple to use.
Great photos. Only $55.
A " ew his & her
TMagna 18 spd
Bicycles $75ea. GE
washer & dryer
SDrivers & Taylor
Nice Wilson Adams
Irons & Ben Hogan
Callaway Ring MacGre-
gor Nigkent Hybrids.
- 9 ft Olhausen Pool
Ashley Bunk beds
Loveseat $150. Other
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Olde English Bulldogge
male pups 14 Weeks old
Brindle markings. Reg-
istered current shots
PERSIAN KITTENS CFA
shots, many colors, sweet
kittens $175-$275. 724-9620
POODLES TOY AKC
Ready 3/1, 2 males $600,
2 fem $700 334-4058
ROTTI PUPS AKC- HIth
cert., shots, dewormed,
POP. Call Doug 378-0351
Rottweiler German Male
12 months old, AKC,
serious inq. 904-449-4944
Shih-tzu- Poodles - Poms
Min Pins - Blue Pits -Yorkies
Delivery to Jax 904-349-5814
YORKIE PUP AKC Male
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Yorkies CKC Small 10
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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
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To list your dealership,
Before you buy, shop these dealerships first!
TOM BUSH BMW
9850 Atlantic Blvd.
TOM BUSH BMW
6914 Blanding Blvd
Green Cove Springs
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
JACK WILSON BUICK
2250 US1 South
7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700
CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
1550 Cassat Ave.
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
1166 Blanding Blvd. 272-2200
JACK WILSON CHEVROLET
2255 US1 South 797-4567
JERRY HAMM CHEVY
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036
2330 US1 South 354-4421
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
2330 US1 South 354-4421
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 4930000
GARBER DODGE TRUCK
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
PAUL CLARK FORD RCUR
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
Green Cove Springs 264-4502
MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Avenues
10720 Philips Hwy.
MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060
MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826
.GARBER GMC TRUCKS
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTIAC
2250 US1 South
1325 Cassat Ave. 899-1900
LOU SON HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200
2330 US 1 South 3544421
Green Cove Springs 264-2416
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
KIA OF ORANGE PARK
6373 Blanding Blvd.
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000
LEXUS OF ORANGE PARK
7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100
4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100
MIKE SHAD FORD
7700 Blanding Bvd. 777-3673
TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600
RUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900
TOM BUSH MINI
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400
Green Cove Springs
JACK WILSON PONTIAC
2250 US1 South
BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10100 Atantic Blvd. 725-9155
KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Cirle.
ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 Cassat Ave. 389-4561
TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100
2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486
Commercial Leasing She 1955
2810 St Augustine Rd.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694
A Family owned Business
2126 MayportRd., Atlantic Beach
BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
Family Owned Since 1967
6833 Beach Blvd.
MUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080
LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012
TOM BUSH BMW
9910 Atlantc Blvd. 371-4381
TOM BUSH MINI USED CAR
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4877
WORLD IMPORTS CERTIRED
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
11650 BEACH BLVD.
O'STEEN VW CERTIFIED
11401 Philips Hwy.
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, YAMAHA WAR-
RIOR '87- YFM350
$1000obo. Many new
Addit'l parts & tires.
A BMW 3351 '07- blue
w/31kmi's. Call Kim
for info 850-559-5141
A BMW 3351 '07- 4dr,
blue, lo mi's, gar.
kept. Call Kimm
, Chevy Cavalier '03
2dr coupe, 76kmi's,
blk, AC, CC, PW,
.PD, runs good.
C : 904-881 -2417.
CHEVY IMPALA "04
loaded, 1 owner, 58K mi
A+cond overall, records
/books $6500. 904-285-2280
CHEVY LUMINA EURO
3.1 - 1991 model, runs
great, tires good for
another 50k miles. $1,000
firm. Reliable transpor-
tation. Call 386-2006.
GAR '00- blk, sport,
2 dr , V6, Ithr ,
100kmi's, new tires,
OLDSMOBILE ALERO '04
Red, 4cyh, 4dr, 71k mi,
spoiler, cd player, runs
good, $5900. 904-214-9706
Volvo 2001 Wagon 2.4T
Exc cond. Very well-
maintained - all records.
Fully loaded - leather
seats, child booster
seats in rear seat. Sun-
roof, roof rack, alloy
wheels. 92,500 miles.
$7,750 - below blue book
FORD RANGER PU "09
7K mi, no A/C, 5spd, warr
Mitsubishi Montero Sport
2002 Silver, leather, new
cond! $5700 obo. 422-5162
GMC VAN '84- o10 mi's,
AC, AM/FM, fair cond.,
$950. Call 904-778-1994
,jA TOYOTA SIENNA
S 159,460m0i's, $3500.
$ oGreat cond. A/C.
CASH FOR JUNK CARS
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