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NAS Jax breaks ground



on P-8A Training Facility


By MC2 Sunday Williams
Navy Public Affairs Support Element
East Detachment Southeast


Photo by MC2 Sunday Williams
Rear Adm. William Moran, commander, Patrol and Reconnais-
sance Group, addresses guests at the NAS Jacksonville P-8A
Integrated Training Center groundbreaking ceremony April
9. The new facility will house classrooms and simulators for
the new P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft. The facility is
scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011.


Groundbreaking ceremony
was held at NAS Jacksonville
April 9 to begin construc-
tion on the new P-8A Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft
Integrated Training Center.
The P-8A Poseidon will begin
replacing the P-3 Orion in 2012.
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr., along with several
of the Navy's top leadership in avia-
tion, discussed the new project prior
to picking up the ceremonial shovels.
"This facility will accommodate 10
operational simulators, eight weapons
tactics simulators and four part-task
trainers," said Scorby.
Rear Adm. Bill Moran, commander,
Patrol and Reconnaissance Group,
was guest speaker and said he is very
enthusiastic about the future of mari-
time patrol aviation and thankful to
NAS Jacksonville and the community
for helping move the project along.
"I really want to thank the local
community, the base commander,
NAVFAC Southeast and everyone


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
The P-8A Poseidon Integrated Training Center groundbreaking ceremony at NAS
Jacksonville April 9 kicked off construction of the $38 million facility. (From left)
Adam Hocutt of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast (NAVFAC SE);
Celio Cedeno of NAVFAC SE; VP-30 Commanding Officer Capt. Perry Yaw; NAS
Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.; Naval Inspector General
Vice Adm. Anthony Winns; Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group Rear
Adm. William Moran; Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 11 Capt.
Mark Turner; Ron Eisenberg of Whiting-Turner Contracting Company; and NAS
Jacksonville Public Works Officer Cmdr. Bill Siemer.
who got us to this point," said Moran. every P-8A pilot and crewmember
"This facility is very important
to the Navy." Moran explained that See GROUNDBREAKING, Page 10
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Adm. Harvey takes part in MPRF symposium


By Clark Pierce
Editor

T'm honored to be
part of the annual
Maritime Patrol and
Reconnaissance Force (MPRF)
Reunion and Symposium," said
Adm. J.C. Harvey Jr., com-
mander of U.S. Fleet Forces
Command.
Harvey prefaced his remarks
by displaying a World War II
photo of a PBY-5A Catalina patrol
bomber crew assigned to the
"Golden Pelicans" of VP-44.
He explained, "Before the
Battle of Midway began, U.S.
Navy reconnaissance aircraft
like this extended the eyes of the
U.S. Pacific Fleet for maximum
tactical advantage. Please take
notice of the youthfulness of this
crew: Ensign Reid (pilot), Ensign
Hardeman (copilot), Ensign Swan
(navigator), AD2 Derouin, AD1


Photo by Clark Pierce
Following his remarks at the Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force
Symposium April 8, Adm. J.C. Harvey Jr., commander, U.S. Fleet Forces
Command (left) accepted his 'Maritime Patrol Heritage' lithograph from
Rear Adm. Bill Moran, commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group.


Gammell, AD3 Goovers, AD3
Fitzpatrick, and the eldest of the
crew, Chief Aviation Radioman
Musser.
"This is the patrol crew that
first sighted the approaching
Japanese invasion force includ-
ing two aircraft carriers on
the morning of June 3, 1942. I
assume you all know what hap-
pened after they radioed their
information back to the U.S.
Pacific Fleet," said Harvey.
"These Sailors and their accom-
plishments are part of MPRF her-
itage. Who would have guessed
that 68 years later that we would
have expeditionary P-3 squad-
rons going after improvised
explosive devices in U.S. Central
Command?"
He commented that while a lot
has changed since 1942 differ-
ent aircraft, systems and mis-
sions one thing that remains the
same is the essential character of


MPRF pilots, NFOs and aircrew.
"The crew of that PBY was not
all that different from the junior
officers here today. They had
similar concerns and were tasked
with difficult missions in a very
challenging time. And like you,
they took the initiative, anticipat-
ed what had to be done, and exe-
cuted the mission," said Harvey.
"In 2009, MPRF flew 4,700 sor-
ties, of which 2,700 were in U.S.
Central Command area of respon-
sibility. Whether it was convoy
support, tracking high-value tar-
gets, counter piracy, maritime
ISR or counter IED you created
new mission sets in a challenging
environment and I salute you for
it," Harvey stated.
"You developed a robust expe-
ditionary capability that became
a game changer for troops on the

See MPRF, Page 10


Jax Air News takes 'silver'




in Navy media competition


By Staff


NAS Jacksonville's weekly news-
paper, the Jax Air News, placed
second in the Metro Category
(civilian enterprise) of the Chief of
Naval Information (CHINFO) Merit
Awards. This is the fourth time the
newspaper has placed in the awards
competition in the past eight years,
including a first place finish in 2002.
The Navy holds its annual CHINFO
Internal Media Award Competition to
recognize outstanding achievements in
internal print and broadcast products by
Navy commands and individuals.
NAS Jax Public Affairs Officer
Miriam S. Gallet said, "The Jax Air
News staff, led by Editor Clark Pierce,
is a truly talented and hardworking


crew who take their roles as professional
communicators very seriously. NAS Jax
Deputy Public Affairs Officer Kaylee
LaRocque is a former journalist's mate,
as well as a former editor of Jax Air
News. She continues to play an active
role in reporting and editing contribut-
ing greatly to Jax Air News winning its
most recent CHINFO Award."
Gallet added, "The newspaper staff
make themselves available nights and
weekends to cover events as well as
guide tenant command collateral duty
public affairs personnel who contribute
to the paper. It shows in winning this
CHINFO award."
Jax Air News, which was established
in 1943, became the first military publi-
cation of The Florida Times-Union when
the contract was signed Nov. 7, 2001.


It currently publishes three military
papers in Northeast Florida: Jax Air
News; Mayport Mirror at NS Mayport,
and The Periscope at NSB Kings Bay,
Ga. All three papers fall under the
realm of Florida Times-Union Specialty
Publications Director Joe DeSalvo.
Creating an award-winning publica-
tion that keeps the public informed and
entertained takes a lot of skill and cre-
ativity. All staff members are profession-
ally trained military or civilian journal-
ists and photographers.
The Times-Union contributes a graph-
ic designer who creates artistic layouts,
as well as advertising representatives
who sell the advertisements that pay the
publishing costs of Jax Air News.

See CHINFO, Page 10


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2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010


Looking back to 1945...


U.S. Navy photo
Civilian families gather to learn about the Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina at the NAS Jacksonville Air Show. This "fly-
ing boat" patrol bomber was produced from 1936 to 1945, and was not retired from the U.S. Navy until 1957. As the
iconic aircraft of today's maritime patrol and reconnaissance community, the Catalina could be equipped with depth
charges, bombs, torpedos and .50 caliber machine guns.


Accepting the name you're given

By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor I1 ... .. ... .


Dustin and I thoughtfully chose
each of our children's names,
looking to relatives and sur-
names for inspiration. Our first-
born, Ford, is actually named Henry
(after his dad and great grandfather)
Rutherford (my maiden name) Smiley.
The nickname "Ford" comes from
Rutherford and is a nod to Dustin's
grandfather, Henry, who was a
Ford mechanic on Maine Street in
Bangor, Maine; and my dad, Lindell
(notice: also our youngest son's name),
who when I was a teenager might
have been more upset if I bought a
Chevrolet than if I came home with a
tattoo on my face.
Dustin and I have never doubted
our choice about Ford's name. So it
came as a surprise last week when
Ford said, quite vehemently, that he
hates his name. I think his exact
words were, "I'd rather be named any-
thing else in the whole wide world."
"But your name is built Ford tough,"
I said, which wasn't helpful at all.
"Ford didn't take the bailout money,
either!"
The ensuing conversation with
Ford about how we chose "Henry
Rutherford" led to a discussion about
family names and then family trees.
This interested Ford, who thinks
graphs and correlations are entertain-
ment. He decided to make his family
tree.
First he wrote down all of his
aunt's, uncle's and cousin's names.
That was the easy part. He drew lines
from those names to boxes where he
filled in his grandparents' names. I
was mostly cooking dinner while Ford
did this and only half paying atten-
tion, until he asked me to help with
his great-grandparents' names.


Hey MoneyChic! I'm planning on
doing my 20 years in the Navy and
then retiring. My chief said I should
be contributing to my TSP. If I get
Navy retirement, why do I need to do
anything more?
MoneyChic says: There are many
factors to consider, such as the type
of lifestyle you are envisioning for
retirement. As a financial coun-
selor, I've had clients who get by
on their military retirement alone.
They typically live in a small apart-
ment and have the very basics for
food. Entertainment would be hav-
ing cable TV programming and typi-
cally using a bicycle for transporta-
tion. If you envision more for yourself

Proclamations

signed

NAS Jax Commanding
Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
signs two proclamations in
recognition of Sexual Assault
Awareness and Child Abuse
Prevention Month as Fleet
and Family Support Center
Director Carolyn McCorvey
and Navy Region Southeast
Regional Component
Command Commanding
Officer Capt. Rey Consunji
look on during the depart-
ment head meeting at NAS
Jax Officers' Club April 7.


Half of these were my grandpar-
ents, as much a part of my life as
Ford's grandparents are to him now.
Now all but one of them is gone. In
fact, Dustin and I had seven of eight
grandparents at our wedding in 1999.
Four of them lived long enough to
meet Ford. Three met Owen. And only
two have known Lindell. Today, my
grandmother, Doris (her last name,
Thompson, is Owen's middle name)
is the only grandparent Dustin and I
have left.
Doris has been like a second mother
to me, and I lived with her and my
grandfather, Big Jack, in Birmingham,
Ala., when I was in school. Big Jack
was a Civil War buff; his idol, Robert
E. Lee.
He had already been gone six years
when I had Lindell, but when Dustin
called Doris at 11 o'clock that night
to tell her the name (Lindell Grant
Smiley) we had chosen for our third
child, Doris erroneously believed that
he had said "General Grant Smiley."
The next morning, Doris called my
brother Will and said, "I laid awake
all night thinking of poor Jack, that ol'
bird, turning over in his grave at the
nerve of his granddaughter naming
her son General Grant. Could you ever
imagine such a thing?"
Now it was Doris, my only living
connection to the past, that Ford
wanted to call to get the names of his
great-great-grandparents. Dustin and
I looked at each other and grinned.
"You sure you're ready for this, Ford?"
Dustin said while I dialed the num-
ber. (Dustin knows Doris almost as
well as I do.) "Do you have lots of
paper and a pen ready?"


HEY,


MONEYCHIC!

- and especially if you have a family
- it would be wise to consider invest-
ing in the TSP to supplement your
retirement income. Once you are of
the age (typically 65) you may elect
to receive Social Security which will
also improve your income projections.
But...who is entirely sure if Social
Security will be around for many
more years to come?
Most military retirees are in their
40s, so there is a 20-year gap before


Naturally, I could hear Doris's loud,
familiar voice with a southern twang
coming through the receiver. There
were several fun moments in the
beginning where Doris thought Ford
had said he was making a "family
treat," and Ford said "tree! tree!" as
loud and as slow as someone talking
to a foreigner. Once that was cleared
up, Ford said again, "Can you help
me with the names of my great-great-
grandparents?"
"Oh, Honey, well, I don't know
what good I'll be," Doris said. "I can
try, but Lord have mercy it's been a
long time, and well, I hope I can help
you." What followed was a half hour
of Ford patiently listening and occa-
sionally offering a "wow," "uh-huh" or
"mhmm." I heard Doris tell him about
her sister who once swallowed a safety
pin, her mother-in-law who cried like
a grieving widow at her wedding, and
her grandfather who died saving a
carload of people from a train crash.
When Doris was finished, Ford said,
"Well I have learned a lot, Doris."
"I hope you will call me again,
Dear," she said.
"I might not call again real soon,"
Ford said. "But I will call again. This
is a lot to think about."
After Ford hung up the phone, he
said, "It's sad that some day my kids
won't know Doris and maybe not some
of my grandparents, too."
When I tucked Ford into his bed
later that night, I winked as I said
"Henry Rutherford" aloud. He turned
up his nose for moment, but his twin-
kle eyes could not hide his newfound
pride in his family, and thereby, his
name.


Social Security will even be available
to supplement your income. Recently a
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46 percent of Americans have calcu-
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to live comfortably in retirement. Of
those who took the time to do some
retirement calculations, the majority
ended up making changes. Changes
like reducing their debt, contributing
more to investments or deciding to
work longer are the most common.
Visit www.choosetosave.org and use
the "Ballpark Estimate" program for
an individualized plan. You can plug
in your expectations, numbers and it
will let you know if you are on track
for your age and goals.


AbsW a sawa ...
CS2 CHRISTOPHER ATWELL

Job title/command:
NAS Jax Flihht Line (Cate


Hometown: ..uI-k mn, ill


Favorite duty station/
Why? USS Robert (.
Bradley (FFG 491. because I
had an excellent o)pportulnit\ to excel in mil-
career, and 'visited over 30 countries in toiur
years.

Favorite pastime: Sports and cars.

Most interesting experience:
('llrcullinavi atino the continent of Africa.

Who is your hero? Don't really have any.





JEAN ENDSLEY

Job title/command:
NAS Jax USO Center
Director

Hometown: Monticello, Ill.

Favorite duty station?
NAS Jacksonville I love it here!

Last book read: My Bible.

Favorite pastime: Spending time with my
family.

Most Interesting Experience: Working
at the USO.

Who is your hero? My adoptive mother.




CHAPEL CENTER CALENDAR

Sunday Services
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
Weekly Bible Study
Building 749, every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
Officer Christian Fellowship and Bible study
with Chaplain Williams every Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Barracks Bible Study
with Chaplain Norton every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the main
conference room.
The Jacksonville Ladies at
Jacksonville National Cemetery
seek volunteers to honor veterans and fallen service members.
Contact Cathy Cayton at 272-9489 or kcayton@hotmail.com.
"Teen Night"
this Saturday, April 18 at 6 p.m.
April 20-22, from 5:30 9 p.m.
Set your course in Navy life at COMPASS NAS Jax -a "spouses
mentoring spouses" program by Naval Services Family Line.
Register at www.gocompass.org. Babysitting provided.

NAS Jacksonville Chapel Center
542-3051
Corner of Birmingham Avenue and Mustin Road






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 Miriam S. Gallet
Assistant Public Affairs Officer Kaylee LaRocque
Naval Air Station lacksonville Editorial Staff
Editor Clark Pierce
Design/Layout George Atchley
The JAX AIR NEWS is an authorized publication for members of the Military
Services. Contents of the JAX AIR NEWS do not necessarily reflect the official
views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of
Defense, or the Department of the Navy. The appearance of advertising
in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute
endorsement by the Department of Defense, or The Florida Times-
Union, of the products and services advertised. Everything advertised in
the publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital
status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other non-merit factor
of the purchaser, user or patron. If a violation or refraction of this equal
opportunity policy by an advertiser is confirmed, the publisher shall refuse
to print advertising from that source until the violation is corrected.
The deadline for all story and photo submissions is close of business the


Friday before publication, and can be sent to jaxairnews@comcast.net.
The deadline for classified submissions is noon Monday. Questions or
comments can be directed to the editor. The IaxAIR HEWS can be reached at (904)
542-3531, fax (904) 542-1534, email JaxAirNews@comcast.net or write the
InxAIR HEW, Box 2, NAS Jacksonville, Fla., 32212-5000.
The JAX AIR NEWS is published by The FloridaTimes-Union, a private firm in
no way connected with the U. S. Navy under exclusive written agreement
with the U. S. Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. It is published every
Thursday by The FloridaTimes-Union, whose offices are at 1 Riverside Ave.,
Jacksonville, FL 32202. Estimated readership over 32,000. Distribution by
The FloridaTimes-Union.
Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding
advertisements should be directed to:
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Ellen S. Rykert, Military Publications Manager
1 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, FL 32202
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010 3


Pitts named CNAL Shore Sailor of the Year
By CW04 Marc Manor volunteerism. He began his naval career


After a week of training
sessions, special recep-
tions and rigorous oral
boards, AT1(AW/SW) Jason
Pitts of the Southeast Regional
Calibration Center aboard
NAS Jacksonville was named
Commander Naval Air Atlantic
(CNAL) Shore Sailor of the Year
award by Rear Adm. Richard
O'Hanlon at a March 19 lun-
cheon in Norfolk, Va.
Pitts was among the five best
shore-based Sailors from CNAL
commands who took part in the
extremely competitive event that
highlights petty officers' extraor-
dinary records of leadership, pro-
fessional accomplishments and


He combined his leadership
skills with his engaging com-
munications ability to positive-
ly impress the CNAL command
master chiefs at the rigorous oral
board.
Honored to have advanced so
far, Pitts has resumed his job
as the quality assurance lead-
ing petty officer at Southeast
Regional Calibration Center.
When asked about the secret to
his successful career, he replied:
"I always sweat the small stuff
because it all those small things
that make you who you are."
Pitts is now competing in
the Commander Fleet Forces
Command Sailor of the Year
event.


in 1993 as a fireman and then
became a boiler technician in
1995.
When the boiler tech and
machinist mate ratings merged,
Pitts converted to an aviation
electronics technician in 2002.
The following year, he was
awarded NEC 6673 Calibration
Technician and he has served
at the Southeast Regional
Calibration Center since
September 2007.
His sea service includes USS
Blue Ridge (LCC 19), USS
LaSalle (AGF 3), USS John F.
Kennedy (CV 67).
He has also served ashore at
NAS Meridian, Miss.


Isaacson named 2010 engineer of year by Fleet Readiness Center Southeast


By Marsha Childs
FRCSE Public Affairs

Joshua Isaacson has

been named the Fleet
Readiness Center
Southeast (FRCSE) 2010
Engineer of the Year for
his professional leader-
ship and technical exper-
tise as a member of the
J52 Engine Fleet Support
Team.
Isaacson, a senior propul-
sion and power engineer,
was recognized during an
award's luncheon sponsored
by the National Society
of Professional Engineers
(NSPE) at the National
Press Club in Washington,
D.C. Feb. 18.
He provides engineer-
ing support to the Navy
and Marine Corps EA-6B
Prowler, an aircraft that
offers an umbrella of pro-
tection for strike aircraft
and ground troops by jam-
ming enemy radar, elec-
tronic data links and com-
munications operations.
An expert on the J52
engine platform, Isaacson
continually seeks ways to


Photo courtesy of Joshua Isaacson
Aerospace Engineer Joshua Isaacson (left) inspects a J52
engine during an investigation as FRCSE Aircraft Engine
Repairer Edgar Sidbury assists.


improve the capabilities of
In-Service Engineering. He
adopts the latest technolo-
gies and engineering tools,
such as rapid prototyping
and finite element analysis
to reduce the time for deter-
mining causal factors and
implement corrective action.
As the lead J52 engineer,
Isaacson has conducted


numerous safety-related
engineering investigations.
In August 2008, he spent
five days on board USNS
Salvor (T-ARS 52), a res-
cue and salvage ship assist-
ing the Naval Safety Center
with a class "A' investiga-
tion.
A Navy Prowler crashed
shortly after takeoff 28 nau-


tical miles from Andersen
Air Force Base, Guam Feb.
12, 2008. The crew con-
ducted salvage operations
using submersibles on the
Pacific Ocean floor, a depth
of 6,400 feet. They recov-
ered the engines and other
aircraft components.
Back at FRCSE, Isaacson
analyzed the recovered
pieces and quickly deter-
mined the accident was
caused from a fatigued
bearing. He worked aggres-
sively with other engineers
to redesign key areas of
the faulty part. His skillful
contributions to flight engi-
neering investigations have
greatly reduced the safety
risk to EA-6B aircrews.
His commitment to the
engineering profession
continues to improve J52
engine reliability. He is rec-
ognized as one of the up-
and-coming engineers in
the propulsion field and has
gained acceptance through-
out the fleet as an expert in
J52 engineering.
Isaacson is a 2006 grad-
uate of the Mechanical
Engineering Program at


the University of North
Florida in Jacksonville.
He is pursuing a master's




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'Dusty Dogs' hold change of command


By Lt. j.g. John Betza
HS-7 PAO
mdr. Larry McCullen
relieved Cmdr. Sean
Mordhorst as commanding
officer of the HS-7 "Dusty Dogs"
during a change of command cer-
emony April 8.
A native of Wellsboro, Pa.,
McCullen enlisted in the Navy in
1984 where he served as a res-
cue swimmer and anti-submarine
warfare operator in HS-7 at NAS
Jacksonville.
McCullen graduated with
honors from Southern Illinois
University in 1991, and in 1992
was commissioned after com-
pleting the Aviation Officer


Cmdr. Larry McCullen Cmdr. Sean Mordhorst
Candidate School in Pensacola, tor in December 1994. His prior
Fla. sea tours include HS-5, VT-2,
He was designated a naval avia- HS-7, and the United States


Strategic Command.
After completing post-graduate
school at both the U.S. Air Force
Air Command and Staff College
and Embry Riddle Aeronautical
University, McCullen reported to
HS-7 for his third time as execu-
tive officer in December 2008.
Upon assuming command of
HS-7, McCullen will have accu-
mulated more than 2,800 flight
hours in H-60 series aircraft.
Under Mordhorst's command,
HS-7 flew more than 2,800 Class
A mishap-free flight hours and
earned the 2009 Captain Arnold
J. Isbell trophy for anti-submarine
and anti-surface warfare.
His next assignment is United


States Northern Command in
Colorado Springs, Colo.
Cmdr. David Yoder will assume
the duties of executive officer.
Yoder is from Ann Arbor, Mich.
and graduated from the United
States Naval Academy in 1994.
He was designated a naval
aviator in 1996. His previous
tours include HS-3, Commander,
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Wing,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet Weapons
Training Unit, Carrier Air
Wing One, HS-11, and Special
Operations Command Pacific.
Through his career, Yoder has
accumulated more than 2,500
hours in H-60 series aircraft.


Tuition assistance transactions shift to WebTA


By Susan Lawson
Center for Personal and Professional Development
Public Affairs

All Navy Tuition Assistance
(TA) transactions will soon
shift to a 100 percent online
process accessible through the Navy
College Program's WebTA por-
tal. Sailors applying for tuition assis-
tance must use WebTA to process all
applications beginning April 15.
"WebTA allows Sailors to complete
all steps in the tuition assistance and
education planning process online,"
said Mary Redd-Clary, the Navy's
Voluntary Education (VOLED) pro-
gram director. "In the past, Sailors
could start the TA application process,
but were then required to circulate a


printed copy for review and approval
through the chain of command. Now,
Sailors and Marines can complete the
entire process virtually. The final step
is the paper-based submission, in per-
son or via fax, to one of the 52 Navy
College Offices (NCO) for delivery to
the school," said Redd-Clary.
The WebTA application must be
approved by the commanding officer
or authorized command delegate.
"We recommend developing an
internal command review process, as
that process will ensure all manage-
ment controls for Sailors' TA require-
ments are met. These requirements,
such as completion of warfare quali-
fications, should all be reviewed prior
to the commanding officer's final
approval," said Redd-Clary.


In addition to TA application pro-
cessing through WebTA, the Navy
College Program site includes tools
required for Sailors to develop an
interactive education plan with direct
support from NCO counselors. The
site also provides Sailors and coun-
selors access to Sailor/Marine Ace
Registry Transcript records. Sailors
can also search degree plans based on
their ratings. These degree plans are
offered through partner schools from
the Navy College Program Distance
Learning Partnership.
"WebTA also offers commands an
opportunity to provide more timely
and interactive support of their
Sailors as they work to identify their
professional and academic pursuits,"
said Redd-Clary.


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'Romeos'


By Lt. j.g. Rick Murray

The HSM 7 0
"Spartans" flew
a detachment
of MH-60 "Romeo"
Seahawks from NAS
Jacksonville to the Atlantic
Undersea Warfare Test
and Evaluation Center
(AUTEC) on Andros Island
in the Bahamas, where
they supported a variety
of missions March 4-13,
as well as accomplishing
invaluable unit-level train-
ing.
Their primary mis-
sion was to provide air-
craft in support of train-
ing the latest class of
Seahawk Weapons and
Tactics Instructors (SWTI).
Incorporating MH-60R
operations and capabilities
into the anti-submarine
warfare portion of SWTI
training curriculum is a
relatively new development,
since the MH-60R just
began its introduction to
the Fleet.
The SWTI candidates
were eager to employ the
Romeo for tactical challeng-
es in conjunction with the
SH-60Fs and SH-6OBs that
have supported the Fleet for
years.
The "Dusty Dogs" of
HS-7, the "Vipers" of HSL-
48 and the "Grandmasters"
of HSL-46 were also train-
ing at AUTEC during the
week. This provided a great
opportunity for aircrew and
maintainers from multiple
squadrons to increase their
confidence level "outside
the box" by conducting coor-
dinated operations in an
extremely busy, non-stan-
dard environment.
HSM-70 also had the
opportunity to partner with
NAVAIR in support of test-
ing for the Navy's newest


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A4 a devastating blow to
S w submarine threats in both
)'S ,' deep and shallow (littoral)
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Built by Raytheon, the
MK 54 has proven its
capabilities against slow,
quiet diesel submarines, as
well as high-speed, nuclear-
powered submarines in
open-ocean environments.
The torpedo can be
deployed from a surface
ship, helicopter or fixed
wing aircraft to track,
Photos courtesy of HSM70 classify and attack
shows HSM-70 maintainers what to check for underwater targets
g that a MK-54 torpedo is properly loaded on an
awk helicopter, lightweight torpedo the
_i_,""1 "4Wll" MK-54 Mod 0.
SFor many of the younger
aviators, the MK-54 was
-w. something they had only
read about in technical pub-
lications. To actually load
it on the aircraft and see
how it works in an opera-
tional environment was
immensely enriching to
their training and profes-
sional development.

AD3 Eric Acosta (center)
positions the weapons cart
in preparation for loading a
lightweight MK-54 torpedo.
... ... ..


(From left)
Lt. j.g.
Danny Seese
programs
sonobuoys
under the
watchful eye
of AWRC Tim
Lemmerman,
as Lt. j.g.
Tyler Kendall
observes the
process.


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Why does the census need exact birthdates?
A: The Census collects the ages of residents in order
to provide federal agencies with the information nec-
essary for programs that target funds or services to
children, working-age adults, women of childbearing
age, and the older population. The U.S. Department
of Education uses census age data in its formula to
determine state allotments.
In addition, under the Voting Rights Act, data
on the voting-age population is required for legisla-
tive redistricting. Finally, the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs uses age to develop its mandated
state projections on the need for hospitals, nursing
homes, cemeteries, domiciliary services and other ben-
efits for veterans.
Why do Sailors have to
provide their phone numbers?
A: For the standard Census form, the Census
Bureau requires phone numbers to clarify data, when
necessary. Some forms are returned illegible or incom-
plete. By providing a phone number, discrepancies
may be addressed over the phone instead of sending a
census worker to your home. Your telephone number is
kept confidential, as are all your responses.
Phone numbers are not required on the Military
Census Report or Shipboard Census Report.
What is the purpose of the census knowing
what race a Sailor is?
A: Information on race is required for many federal
programs and is critical in making policy decisions,
particularly for civil rights. States use these data to
meet legislative redistricting principles. Race data
also are used to promote equal employment opportuni-
ties and to assess racial disparities in health and envi-
ronmental risks.
What happens next?
A: When you complete your Census Form, your
data will be compiled and final counts will sent to the
White House for apportionment of House Seats and
distribution of approximately $400 billion a year in
federal funding.
If you have not completed your form shortly after
Census Day, April 1, the Census Bureau identifies
addresses from which no response has been received.
A Census worker will be dispatched to your residence
to conduct interviews.
Additionally, a Census worker will return to each
installation to collect census forms for group quarters
and transitory location (i.e. campgrounds, marinas,
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6 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010


FLEET AND




FAMILY




SUPPORT




CENTER o




JACKSONVILLE


Customer Service Representative Terry Crawford discusses some of the services available with a customer at the center.


FFSC offers



a variety



of services


to benefit



military



members



andfamilies
By Kaylee LaRocque I
NAS Jax Deputy PAO


The Navy's Fleet and Family
Support Centers (FFSC)
were established nearly 31
years ago to help improve the qual-
ity of life of all military members,
retirees and their families.
At NAS Jacksonville, the FFSC
offers numerous services, workshops
and programs to support the con-
stant lifestyle changes of military
personnel and enhance military life.
"We offer a plethora of services for
military members and their families
including retirees and reservists.
I like to tell people to think of us
as a social services agency, actu-
ally a combination of social agen-
cies, because out in town they would
probably have to go to over 12 agen-
cies to get what they can get here
in one place," said FFSC Director
Carolyn McCorvey.
"Whether it's one-on-one counsel-
ing, group sessions and educational
classes on life skills such as parent-
ing, stress or anger management,
financial, budgeting, home and car
buying, resume writing, job search
- you name it if it's in a quality of
life arena, we provide it here. And,
unlike in the outside community,
our services are all free so we don't
have any constraints regarding bill-
ing issues," McCorvey continued.
"And having worked in both are-
nas in the civilian sector and here,
I can tell you that the quality of
services and availability of services
is just exceptional here. It's unfor-
tunate though that sometimes com-
mands and families are not aware of
all the services we provide so that's
been part of our charter to really
get the information out about what
we offer."
McCorvey is quick to stress that
the FFSC closely partners with out-
side agencies to provide the best ser-
vices to military personnel.
M.in\ of our families don't come
on the base that often so we use
outside agencies to augment our
services and we augment their ser-
vices as well. For example, if Child
Protective Services recommends
counseling for a military family,


New Parent Support Team Manager Christine Williams holds one-day-old Xavier Macer as his proud parents, EN2 Xavier
Macer and Ashley Macer look on at Naval Hospital Jacksonville March 19. Williams visits new parents at the hospital to offer
her support and guidance.


Lawanza Taylor of the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) (left) Emily Fox of the FFSC (right) and Dani Waterman, a military spouse, go over some
guidelines during the Active Parenting of Teens Workshop. The workshop is a four-week class offered to parents of teenagers to help them better under-
stand their children's issues and concerns.


they can get it here free of charge by
a master's level, certified, licensed,
independent counselor. It's a win-
win situation," she said.
The highly skilled, professional-
ly trained staff is comprised of 35
civilians, including clinical counsel-
ors, educators, financial specialists,
new parent support specialists and
receptionists.
"The quality of the staff here is
second to none. You really are get-
ting experience and quality, cre-
dentialed help here that you would
have to pay for out in town," added
McCorvey.
"Our staff understands military
life. More than half of my staff is
prior military or has been a military
spouse so they know the military
culture."
The FFSC offers a variety of
classes, workshops and programs
to assist and enhance military life.
The services include crisis response,


deployment support, professional
counseling, life skills education and
relocation assistance, to name a few.
Professional counselors at FFSC
can assist those in need by help-
ing them through personal or fam-
ily issues. By talking to a trained
counselor, a person can gain a new
perspective, confront difficult family
issues and brainstorm alternatives
to dealing with many crisis.
Educators at the center con-
duct classes and workshops
daily both at the center and at
the various commands on base.
Some of these include pre- and
post-deployment, ombudsman train-
ing, relocation assistance, transition
assistance from military to civil-
ian life, spouse employment assis-
tance, suicide prevention, personal
financial management, exceptional
family member support, new par-


See FFSC, Page 7


Photo courtesy of the FFSC
Fleet and Family Support Center Educator Wilhemina Nash gives a pre-
deployment brief at the NAS Jax Officers' Club March 18. The center offers
numerous workshops and education briefs to support our warfighters.













JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010 7


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File photo
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. takes the lead in the Domestic Violence Awareness Month Walk and Rally Patriots Grove Oct. 1. The event is coordinated each
year by the Fleet and Family Support Center to raise awareness about domestic violence issues.


FFSC:

Extensive

services for

Sailors and

families

From Page 6

ent support, couple's com-
munication workshops, indi-
vidual communication work-
shops and support groups
for Individual Augmentee
families.
"I'm am glad they offer
these services here. The
Transition Assistance
Program (TAP) is out-
standing and very benefi-
cial to those of us who are
transitioning into civilian
life either by retirement or
separating from the Navy,"
remarked AD1(AW) Gerard
Pitre of VP-45.
"I also send my Sailors
here for financial counsel-
ing these classes really
help us all out. Without
these services, it would be
hard for us. We need this
assistance because they
offer guidance with things
that affect each and every
one of us daily and all the
services are free."
One of several thriv-
ing programs at the FFSC
is the New Parent Support



Fleet and
Family
Support
Center
Clinical
Counselor
and Family
Advocacy
Program
Case
Manager
Celeste
Mitchell
listens
and offers
advice to a
client at the
center.


ADC)AWSW) Jorge Chica of Fleet Readiness Center
Southeast enjoys a relaxing moment from a stressful day
in the Fleet and Family Support Center De-Stress Room.


Program.
"This program is wonder-
ful because we go into the
homes and help guide the
new parents through a nur-
turing parent's curriculum
which is tailored to the indi-
vidual family. It's 26 mod-
ules but they start where
the family is, based on pre-
vious experience and need,"
said McCorvey.
"Our home visitors net-
work with the hospitals
on and off base, the Navy-
Marine Corps Relief Society
and various community
agencies to ensure anyone
needing some extra help
knows we are here for them
whenever they need us."
The center also features
a computer resource center
for those needing to write
resumes and search for jobs.
"I'm retiring from the
Navy soon so I'm here to
update my resume and look
for jobs. I went through
TAP class and it was a lot


of great information. I also
plan to attend the FFSC job
fair that's coming up and
will hopefully find a job
soon," said ATC(AW) James
Taylor of Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast.
The FFSC is open
Monday through Thursday
from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and Friild.i\ from 7:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. however, the
staff works well past those
hours.
"I want everyone to know
that we are here, available
and adaptable. We often
come in on weekends and
also hold a lot of evening
classes. We take our show
on the road and will go to
the deckplate wherever our
services are needed," said
McCorvey.

For more information on
the services the FFSC pro-
vides, call 542-2766, Ext.
127.


Photos by Kaylee LaRocque




9 ,''" Rich Brown of
the Fleet and
Family Support
.. ". Center teaches
the Career
Options and
Navy Skills
Evaluation
Program
Mid-Career
Workshop
March 16.


Lea Taylor, a military spouse, uses a computer to update her resume and search for jobs in the
Fleet and Family Support Center Resource Center.


Retired Activities Officer J.J. Ryan provides some information on retiree benefits to Mildred
Stout in his office at the Fleet and Family Support Center.


Retired Activities Program


offers assistance/counseling


File photo
Fleet and Family Support Center Director Carolyn McCorvey admires the purple
T-shirts worn by staffers from Balfour Beatty Communities during the October
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Rally. (From left) Cindy Brannon, Genie Woodard,
McCorvey, Shelly Meimerstorf, Community Manager Diana Heintz and Kelly Rohacek.
ooo


By Kaylee LaRocque
NAS Jax Deputy PAO
The Retired Activities Program office
is located in the Fleet and Family
Support Center. Their mission is to
provide assistance and information to all
military retirees, family members, survi-
vors of military members and active duty
members planning retirement.
Assistance includes:
Reporting the death of a service mem-
ber or spouse
Survivor Benefit Plan counseling and
claims
Retired pay issues


Claims for unpaid compensation
Veteran's benefits
Social Security benefits
Burial benefits
Survivor base benefits and privileges
Civil service/OPM benefits
Combat-related disability pay
"Joe Sal" Program
The office is staffed with qualified coun-
selors who can help with all retiree-related
matters and refer clients to other agencies
as needed and to guide them in filling out
required forms for services needed.
For more information, call 542-2766, Ext.
126 or e-mail raojax@navy.mil.


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8 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010



HSL-42 Det supports international exercise


By Lt. i.g. Chris Hinson


The first month of a regu-
larly scheduled deploy-
ment to the Mediterranean
Sea and Persian Gulf areas of
operation on board Ticonderoga-
class cruiser USS San Jacinto
(CG 56) allowed the HSL-42 Det
9 'Ninjees' to build their profes-
sional rapport with Israeli and
Greek military forces during a
joint operations and anti-subma-
rine warfare exercise.
Led by Lt. Cmdr. Mike Lee, the
Ninjees performed close interac-
tion between the participating
nations including swapping ship
personnel and cross-decking air-
craft, as well as coordinated ship,
submarine, and air activities.
During one of the cross-decking
events, an Israeli Defense Force
helicopter (AS565 MB Panther)
conducted a deck landing quali-
fication (DLQ) on board San
Jacinto.
The Panther is the military ver-


Photos courtesy of HSL 42
An Israeli Defense Force AS565 MB Panther helicopter conducts a deck
landing qualification onboard the cruiser USS San Jacinto during an inter-
national exercise involving HSL-42 Det 9.


sion of the well-known Eurocopter
Dauphin, and is much small-
er than the SH-60B Seahawks


embarked on U.S. Navy ships.
They conducted their landings
flawlessly and the San Jacinto's


air department really enjoyed see-
ing how they executed their ship-
board operations.
Along with the Panther land-
ing on San Jacinto, the Ninjees
were given the opportunity to
visit one of the Israeli ships a


Sa'ar 5-class corvette whose flight
deck is much smaller than an
American cruiser's so a DLQ
period was out of the question.
However, the Ninjees were able to
conduct a hoisting evolution to the
flight deck.
Conducting the flight to the
Sa'ar 5 was Lt. Domenico Monaco,
Lt. j.g. Chris Hinson and AWR1
Allan Wilson. They made their
approach to the back of the ship
and held the helicopter steady as
AWR1 Wilson sent a bag down
containing snacks and patches for
the crew. The favor was returned
by the Israeli crew and the hoist-
ing evolution was executed flaw-
lessly.
At the conclusion of the exer-
cise, the participating nations met
to discuss the exercise and review
the many lessons learned from it.
The exercise provided many
great opportunities for its partici-
pants to learn from each other
and share their tactics and knowl-
edge.


President Obama remarks



on Navy biofuel program


By Lt. Paul Macapagal
Navy Office of Information


inside Hangar 3 at Joint Base
Andrews, Md., President Barack
Obama announced March 31 his
administration's future plans on ener-
gy security to include the Department of
Navy (DoN) biofuel program.
These plans include strategic efforts by
the Department of Defense to enhance
energy production and promote clean ener-
gy innovation. As part of the Navy Energy
Strategy, the Navy is developing the criti-
cal protocols needed to certify alternative
fuels for use in Naval Tactical systems.
During the president's announcement, an
F/A-18 'Green' Hornet and a Marine Corps
Light Armored Vehicle (LAV), part of the
DoN biofuel program were on display to
demonstrate progress toward energy goals.
"Our military leaders recognize the secu-
rity imperative of increasing the use of
alternative fuels, decreasing energy use,


reducing our reliance on imported oil,
making ourselves more energy-efficient,"
said Obama. "That's why the Navy, led by
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, who's
here today, has set a goal of using 50 per-
cent alternative fuels in all planes, vehicles
and ships in the next 10 years."
Using alternative fuels and being ener-
gy efficient is primary to Mabus' energy
reform targets for the DoN.
"One of the reasons we are trying to
become energy independent, to the maxi-
mum extent possible, is to make us better
warfighters," said Mabus.
As an environmental and energy con-
cept, the 'Green' Hornet encompasses
efforts ranging from operational and policy
through technology research and develop-
ment. The Navy will demonstrate an F/A-
18 Super Hornet powered by a 50/50 bio-
fuel blend on Earth Day, April 22, at NAS
Patuxent River, Md. as part of its biofuel
certifications.


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MPRF: Admiral tours P-8A
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Message from Admiral Alexander


ground. You took the initiative, you impro-
vised and you adapted to get the job done.
The MPRF chapter you have written these
past few years will be a proud addition to
the history of this community."
"But there's one part of the MPRF past
we must reinvigorate our ability to find
and track submarines. We need to go
beyond proficiency and make anti-subma-
rine warfare our primacy again.
"When I think about the maritime patrol
community, I recall what Charles Darwin
said, 'It isn't the strongest of the species
that survives, nor the most intelligent, but
the one most responsive to change.' Nobody
has matched your ability to adapt and meet
changing operational demands."
"That's why I'm pleased to see that our
MPRF community will soon receive two
new capable platforms to replace the P-3
Orion: the P-8A Poseidon Multi-Mission
Aircraft and the Broad Area Maritime
Surveillance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle."
"Exciting opportunities lie ahead as you
write the next chapter in your history and
rise to challenges just like your predeces-
sors," concluded Harvey.
The standing-room-only audience was
filled with top brass who proudly pro-
claim their roots in the MPRF commu-
nity, including: Naval Inspector General
Vice Adm. Anthony Winns; Rear Adm.
Brian Prindle, director, Assessment
Division, Office of the Chief of Naval
Operations (N81); Rear Adm. Arthur


Photo by Clark Pierce
Adm. J.C. Harvey Jr., commander of U.S.
Fleet Forces Command checks out the cock-
pit in the mobile P-8A flight simulator pro-
vided by the Boeing Company April 8 outside
the VP-30 hangar at NAS Jacksonville.
Johnson, commander, Naval Safety Center;
Rear Adm. Douglas Asbjornsen, special
assistant for Integrated Undersea Warfare,
Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare
Command; Rear Adm. Bill Moran, com-
mander, Patrol and Reconnaissance
Group; Rear Adm. (Select) Michael Hewitt,
assistant deputy director for Information
Operations for J3 Operations Directorate;
Rear Adm. (Select) Sean Buck, depu-
ty director for operations, strategy and
policy, J5, U.S. Joint Forces Command;
Commodore Garner Morgan, CPRW-10;
Commodore Rodney Urbano, CPRW-2;
Commodore Mark Turner, CPRW-11; and
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby Jr. Following his presen-
tation, the admiral fielded questions from
the audience before touring the Boeing
Company P-8A Poseidon mobile simulator
parked just outside the VP-30 hangar.


GROUNDBREAKING: Training facility scheduled for summer 2011


From Page 1
in the Navy will train in this building prior
to assignment to their first patrol squad-
ron. He also stated that there is a lot of
work ahead to get ready for arrival of the
first P-8A aircraft at VP-30 in 2012.
"This building will house the flight
training and mission simulators, so it
needs to be completed without delay in
order to train the trainers before the P-8 is
delivered to the fleet," Moran added.
Scorby said the groundbreaking sets
everything in motion. The $38 million,
165,000-square-foot facility has many
special features including being a "green"
building.
This means the new facility will be


"Silver" certified in compliance with
Leadership Energy and Environmental
Design (LEED) building standards which
were developed in the 1990s by the United
States Green Building Council.
LEED is a certification system for envi-
ronmentally friendly construction, indicat-
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ment mandates as well as industry stan-
dards.
The new training facility is scheduled
to be completed the summer of 2011 and
Scorby said the facility highlights another
reason why the base is so important.
"This just further cements the impor-
tance of NAS Jacksonville, not only within
the community but within the U.S. Navy,"
Scorby said proudly.


It gives me great pleasure to recognize
and congratulate the following installa-
tions and personnel for their outstand-
ing achievement as Chief of Information
Merit Award recipients.
Navy Region Southeast was well repre-
sented this year, including four of the top
six Navy installation newspapers. This
year's honorees include:

Metro Format Newspaper
First: The Periscope,
NSB Kings Bay, Ga.
Second: Jax Air News,
NAS Jacksonville
Tabloid Format Newspaper
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NAS Key West
Third: The .-lin..
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Commentary
Second: Marie Hobson,
NSB Kings Bay, Ga.


Series
Second: The Flying K,
NAS Kingsville, Texas
Third: Gosport, NAS Pensacola, Fla.
Contribution by a stringer (writer)
Third: Lt. j.g. Daniel Ammons-Moreno,
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Honorable Mention: Jolene Scholl,
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Contribution by a stringer
(photographer)
Honorable Mention: Jolene Scholl,
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Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs
continues to set the bar high with the fin-
est internal information programs in the
Navy.
Your accomplishments reflect the hard
work, dedication and commitment to
ensuring our fleet, fighters and families
have the vital information they need.
Bravo Zulu to all for a job extremely well
done.
Respectfully,
Rear Adm. Tim Alexander
Commander, Navy Region Southeast


CHINFO: Jax Air News takes second place


From Page 1
"Winning this award was definitely a
team effort between our staff
and colleagues at The Florida ,i
Times-Union," said Jax Air '.'
News Editor Clark Pierce.
"Our military publications .--
manager, Ellen Rykert, keeps
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our weekly production cycle.
Graphic Designer George
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genius. He consistently comes
up with eye-catching layouts
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Public Affairs Support Element
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"These are the people in the
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the most current and interest-
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NH Jax cooks hone skills in 'Iron Chef' competition


By Loren Barnes
NH Jax Public Affairs


Naval Hospital (NH)
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impressed judges at this
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"Iron Chef" competition
that NH Jax Executive
Officer Capt. Jennifer
Vedral-Baron, was actually
inspired to tie on an apron
herself. A self-described
"immature eater and some-
one who doesn't cook,"
Vedral-Baron said, "I feel
energized to try cooking."
Good luck, captain. She
has a lot to catch up on
if she wants to prepare
entrees on par with the
competition's winners of the
competition.
Taking first place in the
competition was Team one,
CS2(SW) Joshua Banta
and CSSN Sasha Richards.
Their courses consisted
of mini red potato halves
stuffed with salmon and
yogurt mousse, sauteed
spinach topped with seared
rib-eye steak and spinach
butter, served with a side
of potato risotto and port
au jus. Desert was mashed
vanilla- bean, sweet pota-
toes served with a scoop
of vanilla ice cream and
topped with a slice of straw-
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they hoped would better
prepare the cooks for other
competitions. These ranged
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see them do what they enjoy
most. Behind the scenes
they showed a lot of team-
work and camaraderie,
because that's truly where
their talents lie. It's just fun
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An F/A-18C Hornet
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unusual sight one rainy
night in March as it was
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to Cecil Commerce Center
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tacle.
For many years, Hornets
have quietly made the
late-night trek from NAS
Jacksonville to Cecil
Commerce Center. These
days, they are being taken
to the Boeing Company's
repair facility for modifica-
tions and storage.
The "B" shift Flight Test
Supervisor Don Guerra
says people are always
amazed to see the 60-foot
strike fighter traveling
down the road late at night.
He said people react in the
strangest ways.


"One time we had a man
in his underwear run out
from one of the houses on
Timuquana. He came to
attention and saluted the
airplane," said Guerra.
"We slowed down for a
minute while the cop told
him to back up, and then
we went on our merry way."
On another occasion, he
said a local news station
reported an F/A-18 aircraft
had landed on 103rd Street,
but the story was retracted
the following day when the
TV station learned about
the move.
Guerra said people try to
turn their vehicles in front
of the aircraft to take pic-
tures or just to get a bet-
ter view of the extraordi-
nary display. One overzeal-
ous woman almost landed
in the back of a squad car
because of her persistent
antics.
"Sometimes it is out of
control," he said. "We don't
move planes on Friday
because it's a crazy night to
be on the road."
FRCSE artisans recent-
ly painted and modified
the missile launchers on
seven Hornets, with four
more in the works for the
Navy Flight Demonstration
Squadron, better known as
the Blue Angels.
Now performing in the
2010 show season, the
team is converting from the
F/A-18 A/B models, which


Photos by Bryan Rapoza


HS-5 ops

aboard Carney


A Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet aircraft is towed from the
NAS Jacksonville Yorktown gate onto Roosevelt Boulevard.
Bystanders are treated to the unusual site as the 60-foot air-
craft make their occasional late-night treks.


The Fleet Readiness Center Southeast move crew tows a
Blue Angel down 103rd St. in Jacksonville. The aircraft was
painted at the NAS Jacksonville facility and is being returned
to the Boeing Company at Cecil Commerce Center.
became operational in 1983, as the older aircraft reach
to the newer C/D models their service-life limits.


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on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS
Carney (DDG 64) during routine flight operations.
Carney is currently attached to the USS Dwight D.
Eisenhower (CVN 69) Carrier Strike Group deployed in
support of maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th
Fleet area of responsibility.


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'Spartans'

support t-,

NROTC

By Lt. Bryan Sommer
HSM-70 PAO -


The "Spartans" of
HSM-70 landed one
of their helicopters
on the Daytona Beach
campus of Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University
March 25 in support of
the school's NROTC unit.
The three-hour static dis-
play gave the 160 midship-
men of the unit, as well as
numerous other students,
the rare opportunity to see
the navy's newest helicop-
ter from a unique vantage
point.
At 2:30 p.m., Spartan
710, a new MH-60R or
Romeo as the pilots call
them, touched down on
Spruance Field in front
of the college of engineer-
ing building. This evolu-
tion drew a large crowd of
onlookers. The aircraft was
piloted by Lt. Manuel Pardo


Photo courtesy of HSM-70
Members of the HSM-70 "Spartans" visited Embry-Riddle
Aeronautical University March 25 to allow midshipmen from
the school's NROTC unit to learn about the new MH-60R
helicopter.


and Lt. Bryan Sommer,
along with AWR1 Wesley
Goodwin and AMAN Heath
Wendle serving as aircrew-
man and plane captain
respectively.
The primary mission of
the flight and static dis-
play was to provide a
hands-on experience for
the Midshipmen to view
the aircraft up close and
ask questions in a relaxed
environment. The opportu-
nity for NROTC students to
have a forum to ask ques-
tions of fleet aircrew is
invaluable to their training


as midshipman. It enables
them to get an inside look
into life in an operational
squadron and to also for-
mulate opinions on the dif-
ferent communities in the
Navy. Aside from being an
educational platform for
the midshipman, Spartan
710 also had the unexpect-
ed effect of shutting down
classes, as professors took
the opportunity to bring
their engineering and aero-
nautics students out to the
field to get some first hand
knowledge of helicopter
aerodynamics.


'Drive Now, Talk Later'


Commander, Naval
Safety Center Rear
Adm. Arthur Johnson
(right) gives a new
"Drive Now, Talk
Later" tag to NAS Jax
Commanding Officer
Capt. Jack Scorby
Jr. during his visit to
the station last week.
The new safety tag
is to remind drivers
1,l @ not to talk on their
cell phones while
operating a vehicle.
Use of hand-held cell
Phones is prohibited
while driving on base.


Photo by Kaylee LaRocque


Photo courtesy of VP30
Chapel Hill High School NJROTC students gather in front of a P-3C Orion aircraft during their
tour of VP-30 April 1.



Chapel Hill High



NJROTC visits VP-30


By Lt. j.g. Glenn Greenleaf
VP-30 PAO


More than 35 cadets from the
Chapel Hill High School Naval
Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps (NJROTC) Unit in Chapel Hill,
N.C. had the opportunity to see firsthand
the mission of the maritime patrol and
reconnaissance (MPR) community during
a visit to VP-30 April 1.
The visit began with an introduction to
the mission of the MPR community, fol-
lowed by a tour of a P-3C Orion.
The students also had the opportunity
to tour the spaces including an interactive
demonstration of aircrew survival gear.
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building

By Brian Chwalisz
lax Air News Intern
N AS Jacksonville's
Construction
Battalion Main-
tenance Unit (CBMU) 202
has finished about 20 per-
cent of the construction
needed to complete their
new administration build-
ing.
"We have finished with
the foundation, steel fram-
ing and underground por-
tions of the project so now
we can move on to the mor-
tar and block portions," said
EAC(SCW/FMF) David
Gilbert.
Facing minimal problems
with the weather, CBMU's
new administration build-
ing has taken shape right
next to the current building
within their compound.
"We are pretty close to
meeting our deadline if not
even ahead of schedule,
however there is always
a learning curve when
using concrete block,"
said Gilbert. "We expect
to become faster and more
efficient the more we prac-
tice using the materials."
Gilbert continued, "Our
Seabees really enjoy work-
ing on this project because
it's not just a build and
leave assignment. Knowing
that this project is some-
thing we all eventually will
benefit from generates a
little bit more pride in the
construction as a whole."
Gilbert expects the proj-


JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010 15
COMPASS graduates recognized at chapel celebration
By Brian Chwalisz
Jax Air News Intern .


Photos by Brian Chwalisz
NAS Jacksonville's Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit
202 personnel prepare mortar and blocks as their new
administration building takes shape.


The new COMPASS
Team for military
spouses at NAS
Jacksonville graduated
their first class of five stu-
dents at the NAS Chapel
Center March 25.
"Ti'..1.'y we are graduating
our first session of ladies
from our three-day, 12-hour
program," said Team
Leader Molly. "We have
taught our students every-
thing from the Navy's histo-
ry and traditions to how to
cope with deployments and
movements."
She continued, "Family
readiness and combat
readiness are very much
tied together. It is nice for
Sailors to know that they
can go and perform their
duties without having to
worry too much about their
spouses and the responsi-
bilities of the home."
Attending the celebra-


Photo by Brian Chwalisz
NAS Jacksonville Commanding Officer Capt. Jack Scorby Jr.
gathers with students and mentors at the COMPASS gradua-
tion at the NAS Jacksonville Chapel Center March 25.


tion was NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt.
Jack Scorby Jr., who com-
mented on the importance
of the Navy spouses. Scorby
shared several stories from
his personal experiences as
he congratulated the group
on the success of the pro-
gram.
April, a Navy wife of two
years and a new gradu-
ate of the program, talked
highly of her experience


with the program. "I made
a lot of friends and had a
handful of laughs," said
April.
"I learned so much about
the Navy and its traditions
and enjoyed the company of
those around me."
The next COMPASS
course begins April 20
at the NAS Jacksonville
Chapel Center.
To register, go to www.
gocompass.org.


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BU3 Scott Jacobsen of Construction Battalion Maintenance
Unit 202 prepares mortar as his team lays concrete blocks for
their new administration building.


ect to be completed on time
in early 2011, given there
are no major problems to
slow the work process.
BU1 Douglas Bennett of
Construction Battalion
Maintenance Unit 202 uses a
level to measure the elevation
of the concrete blocks used
in the construction of the
their new administration
building April 1.


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16 JAX AIR NEWS, NASJACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010


ASK DR JOE

Don't put off colon

cancer screening

By Capt. Joseph McQuade, M.D.
Naval Hospital Jax Public Health Director
Screening patients for cancer is an idea that
continues to gather momentum in our country.
President Richard Nixon actually launched the
idea of a war against cancer in 1969. We haven't won
the war yet, but we continue to find strategies that
seem to help find cancers earlier. Nipping cancers in
the bud is always the best game plan.
Q: How can I best prevent getting colon can-
cer?
A: Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of
cancer-related deaths among men and women in the
United States. Only lung cancer
kills more Americans each year.
In 2005, the Centers for Disease
SControl and Prevention estimat-
ed that more than 141,000 peo-
ple were diagnosed with colorec-
tal cancer, and 53,000 people
died from it. Charles Schultz,
Capt. Joseph the famous cartoonist creator of
McQuade, M.D. Charlie Brown never got screened
for colon cancer despite having a
Dad who died of the disease.
Your first colonoscopy should be scheduled at age
50 for white and Hispanic patients, and age 45 for
African-American patients. Caught early, colorectal
cancer can be cured.
Screening rates for colorectal cancer are rising
among adults age 50. In 1997 approximately 25 per-
cent of adults in this age group were screened for
colorectal cancer with the rate rising to 55 percent in
2008 for most Americans.
Naval Hospital Jacksonville recorded 72.5 percent of
its enrolled patients age 50 and older were screened as
of December 2009.
Some cancer experts equate not getting a colonos-
copy after age 50 is much like not getting a mammo-
gram as recommended.
Colon cancer kills more people than breast cancer,
and many more people than cervical cancer, yet how
often is colon cancer screening discussed with you by
your provider at your routine visits?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
challenge physicians to find the time and resources to
educate patients about the options for colorectal can-
cer screening methods and issue patient reminders to
ensure it is not forgotten at routine visits.
Ask your provider about colorectal screening at your
next appointment.


H1N1 not finished


Spike in H1N1 noted in Georgia


From NH lax Public Affairs
Health officials are carefully watching a spike
in cases of the pandemic H1N1 flu in the
Southeastern United States. Georgia's rise in
H1Nl-related hospitalizations-from 17 in the first week
of February to 80 and 72 hospitalizations, respectively,
in the first two weeks of March -is under investigation
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JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday, April 15, 2010 17


So you enlisted in the


By FLTCM(SW/AW)
Tom Howard
Fleet Forces Command Master Chief
Think back to the day
you first walked into
the recruiter's office
and asked the question,
"I'm thinking about join-
ing the Navy" and "where
do I sign?" Why was it that
you made that trek to the
recruiter's office that day?
Why did you raise your
hand and take the oath to
serve your country?
I would bet that there are
as many answers to these
questions as there are days
in the month.
Some of those reasons
I've listed here education
benefits, job security, pride
and patriotism, adventure,
health benefits, family prior
service, escape from your
environment and more.
Today, future Sailors are
spending up to 12 months
in the Delayed Entry
Program (DEP) having
to report to the recruiting
office at least once a month,
PT, complete academic
courses and virtually main-
tain their "spot" in DEP If
they fail to live up to the
expectations during DEP,
they fall out and someone
else moves in. Competitive?
You bet.
So what happens after
you raise your right hand?
Eight weeks of recruit
training, instilling in the
new Sailor the ideals of ser-
vice to nation, service to
ship, service to Shipmate
and certainly service to
self. The basic training of
a U.S. Navy Sailor. After
basic training, it's on to
apprentice training or
accession training common-


FLTCM(SW/AW)
Tom Howard
ly referred to as "A' school.
Then it's on to the fleet
in any one of literally thou-
sands of commands. Here
we have a small, minis-
cule actually, percentage of
Sailors who somehow lose
their dreams, their focus,
their reasons for initially
desiring Navy service. So
I think it's important dur-
ing the initial check-in of a
new member to the team, to
once again recall those rea-
sons, write them down and
ensure we keep them in our
minds. I would bet the rea-
sons may change slightly,
but they mirror these initial
motivators.
For many, service isn't
what we expected. Rarely
is life. It's a five-card hand
from a deck of 52 that you
are allowed to continually
discard and draw too. Our
hand changes continually
and we make the best of
it for each new card we're
dealt.
For those who don't or
can't make the transition
to life in the service, we
see a continual string of
behavioral issues, such as
assaults, drug abuse, alco-


hol-related incide
terns of miscond
ing in the term
active or reserve
In the past f
Navy leaders I
focused on the bE
work to ensure w
ing our Sailors
more than th
they're able to. C
sibility to the
these Sailors is
take care of then
mentorship, sp
and other pro
development tool:
to ensure that v
ing up to the (
Shipmate throu
fleet.
Now, Shipmat
to turn it over
many of you probe
retention number
all-time high; S
choosing to Sta
record numbers


Navy, now i
nts, or pat- economy? That's probably
uct result- one reason. Whatever the
nation of reason, we have now found
duty. ourselves in a highly com-
ew years, petitive workforce and one
have been where it's never been more
basics as we important to keep focus to
ve are lead- remain competitive to Stay
to achieve Navy.
ey think With Perform to Serve
)ur respon- in place across nearly all
parents of retention zones, Sailors
that we'll are finding that they must
n. Through stand out and be the best in
onsorship order to maintain on their
)fessional chosen career paths. So,
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concept of to the top and become the
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sailors are are doing all that is asked
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to work on time; be in the
proper clothes [uniform];
and do the work that you're
required to do, will always
set the initial tone. Do you
come to work on time? Do
you give it your best while
you are there? Are you
within standards? Is the
physical fitness assessment
more than just a twice-a-
year event for you? If you
weren't promoted as a
result of the last test cycle,
did you at least pass the
exam? Did you study? Last,
but not least, what are you
doing to make a differ-
ence at your command and
among your shipmates?
Once you complete your
self-assessment, you are one
step closer to ensuring that
your name is called to stay
on that career path. Next
stop, making a plan. Write
down the goals you need to
achieve to be the best Sailor
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thing you need to work on
is coming to work on time.
Maybe it's scoring higher
on the advancement exam.
Or, maybe you need to focus
your time on improving
your PFA scores. Whatever
the case, you know where
you need to improve.
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means making sure your
shipmates are also striving
to be the best!
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for joining the Navy and for
staying Navy, it pays to give
it all you've got while you're
here. Building your plan
and following your plan is
up to you.


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Gastric bypass fashion show held at NH Jax Motorcycle helmets recalled


By Jeanne Casey
NH Jax Public Affairs


From the NAS lax Safety Office


surrounded by fam-
ily and friends, a
group of 13 serious
shape shifters hit the run-
way March 25 in a special
fashion show held at Naval
Hospital (NH) Jax. Not
your average fashion mod-
els, these fashionistas cele-
brated their new, healthier
bodies after losing an aver-
age of 91 pounds each.
The models are mem-
bers of the Gastric Bypass
Support Group at NH
Jax's General Surgery
Department. They partici-
pated in a five-month medi-
cal, nutritional and behav-
ioral program.
Nicole Eakins was
inspired to make a change
when she had to start tak-
ing high blood pressure
medicine at age 27. She
weighed 269 pounds, wasn't
sleeping, couldn't walk very
far and couldn't conceive.
Today, she weighs 125
pounds, has normal blood
pressure and is expecting
her first child.
Denise Sifuentes, who
went from 239 pounds to
156, was delighted the first
time she didn't have to ask
for a special seatbelt when
traveling by airplane, "It
was the best feeling in the
world."
Once a borderline diabetic
with high blood pressure,
Sifuentes stressed that the
surgery "isn't just a mira-
cle pill. You have to learn
to say 'no' and make life
changes."
Gastric bypass is major
surgery that is only appro-
priate for a small group
of people. To be eligible,
a patient must meet Body
Mass Index (BMI) criteria
over the past five years, be
26 to 55 years of age, have
significant medical prob-
lems caused by obesity, be


Photos by CS3 Christopher Glory
Staff and patients celebrate their weight-management success. (From left, front row) General
Surgeon Cmdr. Eugenio Concepcion, Program Coordinator Noemi Massari, Sarah Redmond,
Donna Smith, Rose Edmondson, Denise Sifuentes, Peggy Inman, Jill Spence and General
Surgeon Capt. James Flint. (Second row, from left) Sabrina Carmichael, Patricia Hagan,
Nicole Eakins, Denise Wharton and Janet Youngs. (Back row, from left) Naval Hospital Jax
Commanding Officer Capt. Bruce Gillingham and Karen Strandberg.


Janet Youngs shows off a
dress she wore at her old
weight, before she lost 93
pounds.

unsuccessful at other obe-
sity treatments, and meet
other criteria. And the sur-
gery itself (which involves
significant preparation and
recovery time) is only one
tool in a comprehensive


toolbox.
According to NH Jax gen-
eral surgeon Capt. James
Flint, many patients' obesi-
ty-related medical problems
(like diabetes, high blood
pressure, sleep apnea, knee
and back pain) are resolved
when they complete the
program. They're able to
stop taking medicines, and
they can be more actively
involved with their families.
Gastric Bypass Program
Coordinator Noemi
Massari, a nurse, has run
this program for about 15
years at NH Jax General
Surgery. She says it's the
five-month "critical path-
way" program that makes
the difference for the
patients here, in keeping
the weight off.
Patients must prepare for
surgery by losing 10 percent
of their body weight, com-
pleting Ship Shape at the
NH Jax Wellness Center,
establishing an exercise
routine, attending behav-
ior modification counsel-
ing and attending support
group meetings. The sup-
port group includes speak-
ers from wellness, nutrition
and other key areas, as well
as events from family pic-
nics to the fashion show.


And family participation is
encouraged.
The gastric bypass sur-
gery is performed laparo-
scopically a procedure
in which a small incision
is made by NH Jax gen-
eral surgeons. It involves
sectioning off a portion of
the stomach and connect-
ing it to the middle portion
of the small intestine, thus
"bypassing" most of the
stomach and the upper por-
tion of the small intestine.
This enables patients to eat
less and feel satisfied.
Flint characterizes the
program as having "a posi-
tive, good vibe" for the
patients and the entire
care team, because of the
impressive medical out-
comes and the long-term
relationships with the
patients.
People interested in
learning more about this
program should talk to
their doctor or contact
General Surgery at 542-
7524. Resources are avail-
able to anyone interested
in improving their food and
exercise habits at NH Jax
Wellness Center (542-5292)
and on the Internet at
www.eatright.org and www.
thedailyplate.com.


This notice is for all purchasers or owners of
Advanced Carbon Composites EXT-001,
EXT-002 and EXT-003 models of motorcycle
helmets, regardless of size and regardless of date
acquired, in accordance with the requirements of the
National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
In a March 26, 2010 Settlement Agreement
and Consent Order between Advanced Carbon
Composites and the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA), Advanced Carbon
Composites agreed that all models and sizes
of its EXT-001, EXT-002 and EXT-003 Half Shell
Motorcycle Helmets, regardless of date manufac-
tured, fail to comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard (FMVSS) No. 218, 49 C.F.R. 571.218.
FMVSS No. 218 establishes minimum performance
requirements for helmets designed for highway use.
Among other things, the standard requires that
motorcycle helmets meet the minimum perfor-
mance requirements of penetration tests and impact
attenuation tests, as well as labeling requirements.
Advanced Carbon Composites' helmets do not com-
ply with FMVSS No. 218 in the areas of impact
attenuation, penetration and/or labeling. In the
event of a crash, the wearer is not adequately pro-
tected, and could suffer severe injuries or even death.
As a part of its settlement agreement and consent
order with NHTSA, Advanced Carbon Composites
has agreed to implement a remedy program by which
Advanced Carbon Composites is providing notice to,
and obtaining helmets from, owners and purchas-
ers, and Advanced Carbon Composites will refund
an owner or purchaser for the purchase price of the
helmet. The remedy is limited to refunds to own-
ers or purchasers, and under no circumstances will
Advanced Carbon Composites attempt to repair or
replace the recalled helmets.
What you need to do: After you contact Advanced
Carbon Composite the company will send a prepaid
shipping label for the helmet. Upon receipt of the
helmet and documentation regarding the price paid,
Advanced Carbon Composite will send a check in the
full amount of the purchase price, which should be
received within seven to 10 business days.
This includes all EXT-001 or EXT 002 hel-
mets that were previously repaired by Advanced
Carbon Composites in previous recalls.
Please call Advanced Carbon Composites at 1-800-
300-9813, or contact the company by mail at Advanced
Carbon Composites, 6127 Anno Avenue, Orlando,
Florida 32809, to begin the refund process.
If the company fails to issue a refund within a rea-
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Avenue
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AUTO SKILLS CENTER enjoy the play area.


Call 542-3227 for information.
Complete auto shop with 22 work
bays
ASE-certified master mechanic
available for assistance
Open Monday, Thlmu'-i.il & Friday
12 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. 5
p.m.

FREEDOM LANES

BOWLING CENTER
Call 542-3493 for information.

THE ZONE COMPLEX
Call 542-3521 for information.

80's Party at the Budweiser Brew
House
April 24, 8 p.m.
80's music and party favors!

FITNESS & AQUATICS
Call 542-2930 for information.

Family Fitness Center
Located above the Youth Center
Monday Friday, 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Tuesday & T1h i-d.iy, 4 -7 p.m.
Work out while your children


I.T.T. EVENTS
Call 542-3318 for information.

Jacksonville Suns Baseball Club
Now Sept. 6 (tickets can't be
purchased at ITT for the July 4
game)
Home plate
Adult $11.50
Child- $10.50
Reserved
Adult- $8.50
Child $7.50
General Admission
Adult $5.50
Child $4.75

Jax Sharks Indoor Football
April 16, May 1, 14, 22, June 26,
July 3 and July 30
$22 per person at the Veteran's
Memorial Arena

Rose Show Bus Trip
Kanapaha Gardens in
Gainesville, Fl.
April 24
$15 per person, includes admis-
sion and transportation

FCCJ Artist Series Broadway


* Grease, May 1, 2 p.m. ($61), 8
p.m. ($74.50)
Chicago, May 22, 8 p.m.
($62.50)

Celtic Woman Concert
April 17, 8 p.m., $70

Funk Fest
May 7 & 8, Metropolitan Park
Gates open at 3 p.m. / show starts
at 5 p.m.
Two-day pass $52
One-day Friday pass $36
One-day Saturday pass $36

Brooks and Dunn Concert
Veterans Memorial Arena
June 13 at 8 p.m.
$85 per person

2010 Coke Zero 400
From The Turns Box $60
(Oldfield/Lockhart)
From The Towers $80 (Keech/
DePalma Tower Seat)
All American offer $115
Sprint Fan Zone $25
(pre-race fan zone pass)
Salute To Military $92 (Keech/
DePalma Tower seat, Hat)
(Donation to the WWP-For each
Salute to Military package, $5
will be donated to the Wounded
Warrior Project)
Subway Jalapeno 250 $25
(General Admission)

LIBERTY COVE

RECREATION
Trips, activities and costs may be
restricted to El-E6 single or unac-
companied active duty members.
Call 542-3491 for information.


Free Mall & Movie Trip April 24
Orange Park Mall and AMC
Theater

Learn to Fly at the Jax Navy
Flying Club April 25
Free introduction lesson

Movie in the Barracks Courtyard
April 28

NAS JAX GOLF CLUB
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
April 27 for active duty.
April 15 & 29 for retirees & DoD
personnel.

CPO Golf Tournament
April 23 at 9 a.m.
$35 per person for early registra-
tion
$45 for day of tournament regis-
tration

0-CLUB & T-BAR
For information on booking com-
mand or private functions at the
O'Club or T-Bar, call the Officers'
Club main office, 542-3041.

MULBERRY COVE

MARINA
Call 542-3260.

Skipper B Sailing Classes $150
per person
Class #3 April 30, May 1, 2, 8,
and 9
Class #4 June 4, 5, 6, 12, and 13


Class #5 July 9, 10, 11, 17, and
18
Class #6 Aug. 6, 7, 8, 14, and 15
Class #7- Sept. 10, 11, 12, 18,
and 19
Class #8 Oct. 1, 2, 3, 9, and 10

YOUTH CENTER
Call 778-9772.

2010 Summer Camp Adventure
Summer
Registration Dates are as follows;
Current School Age Care partici-
pants Going on now
Single & Dual Active Duty April
12- 16
Other Active Duty April 19 23
DoD Civilians April 26 30

Month of the Military Child
Carnival
April 17, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Free admission, games, prizes
and activities!
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$500 includes instruction and
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DLA Jacksonville


employee 'King'

when it comes to

helping co-workers

By Debra Bingham,
Defense Supply Center Richmond Public Affairs

Going out of his way to help co-

workers is business as usual for
James Dixon, a supply techni-
cian at Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Jacksonville. He was recently recognized
for his exceptional teamwork although
he's recognized more often as the King of
Rock and Roll -
because his off-duty activities include
impersonating Elvis Presley.
But it was Dixon's star-quality perfor-
mance on the job that earned him the DLA
Extra-Mile Award.
The Extra-Mile Award program gives
employees an opportunity to recognize
co-workers who provide exceptional sup-
port exceeding the responsibilities of their
position. Award recipients can accumulate
"chits" and redeem them for items ranging
in value from $25 to $100.
"He does things without being asked to
do them. If he sees something that needs to
be done he jumps in and does it. He's also
computer literate and helps us with using
Citrix [XenApp]," said Richard Stump, a
DLA equipment specialist who nominat-
ed Dixon for the award. DLA employees
in Jacksonville rely on XenApp, a server-
based virtual application delivery prod-
uct, to use the DLA applications and tools
that allow them to support Fleet Readiness
Center Southeast.
Whether it's helping employees with com-
puter navigation or volunteering for special
projects, Dixon said he's happy to do it.
Born and raised in Jacksonville, Dixon
has worked here for 32 years the same
amount of time he's been married. He said
both worked out "pretty good."
"I love my job and I'll do whatever needs
to be done. I'll sweep, do commodes, what-


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Photo by Debra Bingham
James Dixon, DLA Jacksonville supply tech-
nician and part-time Elvis impersonator,
was recognized with the Extra-Mile Award
recently for providing exceptional teamwork
and support to his fellow employees in the
Sunshine State.
ever. It all boils down to respect and hav-
ing the right attitude," Dixon said.
But it takes more than just the right
attitude to be The Memphis Flash it also
takes the right outfit. Dixon has it all: the
white jumpsuit, sideburns, wig and shades.
He participates in Elvis conventions and
takes his act to work during the holidays.
His fascination with all things Elvis is
apparent. It even manifests itself in con-
versation when Dixon delivers the King's
signature "thank you very much," complete
with his special Southern twang and some
of the familiar gestures and stances.
"My big brother liked Elvis' music. I
started listening and it kind of took off
from there. I do it to pump people up and
make them laugh," Dixon said.
A positive mental attitude and enthu-
siasm are part of the strong work ethic
Dixon learned from his father.
"My daddy taught me to do a job and do
it right the first time," Dixon said. He's
also made it his mission to motivate oth-
ers and help wherever needed. His current
project is taking inventory of cables, a time
consuming process of counting items and
matching stock numbers.
"I'm glad I have a job. There are always
changes . and we have to change our
outlook and take it in stride. I like helping
people and looking out for my co-workers,"
Dixon said.


HOLOCAUST OBSERVANCE
The Holocaust was essentially the systematic persecution and elimination of European
Jews by the Nazi Germany and its allies. The Holocaust began with Adolf Hitler's rise to
power in January of 1933 and ended on VE Day (Victory in Europe Day) May 8, 1945.
In 1933, the number of Jews that lived in 21 countries that Germany would occupy
during WWII was approximately nine million. Statistics show that two out of every three
European Jews died during the Holocaust by 1945. Approximately 6 million Jews and 5
million non-Jewish were killed during the Holocaust. The number of children killed
during the Holocaust was 1.5 million. It is hard to believe that 11 million deaths were
racially and hate motivated and took place in 11 years. There are actually two main
phases to the Holocaust, the period between 1933 and 1939, the Nazi rise, and the period
between 1939 and 1945, the period of war, or more specifically, World War II. The
timeline below represent more in detail events that took place during the significant
periods. The pictures are events that follow the timeline from Left (L) to Right (R).
HOLOCAUST
TIMELINE


1918-1933 1933-1939 1939-1941 1941-1942 1942-1944 1944-1945 1945-2000
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Men and Women's Open Singles
Tennis Tourney April 26, 5 p.m.
The tournament is free and open to all NAS Jax
authorized men and women ages 18 and up. There
will be a separate men and women's division.
Matches will be played at the Guy Ballou Tennis
Complex. Awards will be given for each division.
Call NAS Jax Athletics to sign up by April 23.
Captain's Cub 3 on 3 Sand Volleyball
League meeting May 5,11:30 a.m.
The league is open to all NAS Jax active duty,
command DoD personnel. DoD contractors
and selected reservists. The games are played
at lunchtime. All interested personnel should
contact the athletic department to get the required
paperwork to join the league.
Captain's Cup
Kickball League forming
The league is open to all NAS Jax active duty,
selected reservists, command DoD and DoD
contractor personnel. The league will be played
at lunchtime on Mondays and Wednesdays. All
interested personnel should stop by the base
gymnasium to get the rules and the required
paperwork to join the league.
For more information, call Bill Bonser
at 542-2930/3239 or e-mail at bill.bonser@
navy.mil.



STANDINGS


Greybeard Spring Softball
As of April 9
Team Wins
CNATTU Red 3
SERCC 2
VPU-1 2
VP-30 2
VP-16 1
CNATTU Blue 1
FISC 1
VP-10 0


Standings

Losses
0
1
1
1
1
1
3
4


Intramural Spring Softball
As of April 9
Team Wins
HSM-70 4
VP-16 6
VP-5 5
CNRSE 5
FACSFAC 5
VP-10 4
HSL-44 3
NCTS 4
VP-30 4
FRC 400 3
Sons of Pitches 5
RCC 4
Tweekers 2
VP-62 2
Dirty Birdz 2
ATC 1
Rabid Possums 1
VP-8 1
VPU-1 1
VR-62 1
HITRON 0
VP-45 0


Golf Standings As of
Team Wins
Navy Band 6
VP-16 9
HSM-70 7
Naval Hospital 6
CV-TSC 7
CBMU-202 5
VP-62 6
VP-45 4
CNATTU Blue 5
VP-30 5
Air Ops 4
ASD Jax 4
FRCSE 1
CNATTU Gold 1
VPU-1 0


Standings

Losses
0
1
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
5
5

9 April
Losses
1
2
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
5
5
9
10
11


Outdoor


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spruced up


A workman with Cape Design
Engineering pressure washes
the slides at NAS Jax Outdoor
Swimming Pool recently, in
preparation for summer fun.


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On April 30, 1945 Adolf Hitler commits suicide in his bunker. Before beginning his
assault on Europe, Hitler had assured his followers that the Third Reich which was
Germany during the years of his dictatorship would last 1,000 years. Twelve years later,
in the closing weeks of the Allied liberation, Hitler and Eva Braun (wife) committed
suicide. Red Amy soldiers found charred remains believed to be their bodies in a bomb
crater two days later. However, a German court didn't officially declare Hitler dead, until
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Fire prevention


he Red Cross Junior ."_ ,. ,
T Summer Volunteer .. .
Program at Naval
Hospital Jacksonville is
accepting applications.
If your teenager is
dependable, willing to
accept responsibility and
has a desire to help others
within the community, the
Junior Red Cross Volunteer
Summer program may be
perfect for them.
Teenagers, ages 15 18,
may apply online at the
American Red Cross web-
site, www.nefloridared-
cross.org.
Click on the "Volunteer" .
tab on the left side. Then
complete steps 1 & 2.
Please note on your appli-
cation that you want to
be a Junior Red Cross
Volunteer at Naval Hospital
Jacksonville. Application
deadline is April 30.
The Junior Red Cross :'.
program requires a mini-
mum of four hours or a Photos by Brian Chwalisz
maximum of 20 hours of Bobby Simmons of Bara Infoware checks the metal teeth of his mulcher after he wid-
work per week. The pro- ened fire lines at NAS Jacksonville April 6. Simmons has cleared more than four miles
gram kicks off June 14 of wooded grounds in the past month. "The point of a fire line is to make an attempt at
with orientation from 8:30 stopping the rapid spread of wild fires," said Simmons. "The fire line is built to remove
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more accelerants from the path of a wild fire with the hopes of slowing it down."
information, call 542-7525.

Register for All-Military Wilderness Challenge
From CNRSE


Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Region,
Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR)
Department's 10th annual all-military Wilderness
Challenge. The Wilderness Challenge takes place, Oct.
7-9, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains and on
the New and the Gauley Rivers in West Virginia. The
event is hosted and co-organized by ACE Adventure
Resort, West Virginia's largest outdoor outfitter.
More than 300 military people representing teams from
around the world are expected to compete. Only the first
60 teams will compete, so teams are encouraged to regis-
ter early.
"The MWR Wilderness Challenge continues to bring
together the best athletes in the armed forces and puts
them to the test," said Michael Bond, event coordinator.
"The competition gets tougher and tougher every year."
Bond encourages teams to register early to reserve their
space in the competition.
The challenge contains a series of five outdoor adventure
races in a team format designed to bring camaraderie,
competition and team spirit between all five branches of
the Armed Services. Teams participating in this year's
challenge will compete in an sK mountain run, 14-mile
mountain bike race, 14-mile forced hike through the moun-
tains, 13-mile whitewater raft race on the Gauley River
and a 7-mile kayak race on the New River.
"The Army and the Navy have yet to win the Wilderness
Challenge," Bond stated. "This is a great opportunity for a


team from one of these services to step up and win big. It's
not an easy competition and only the strong survive, so the
winning team will be the best of the best in outdoor recre-
ation and physical endurance."
Registration is open to all branches of the military.
Teams must be comprised of four active duty military, one
of which must be female. Registration can be made online
at www.wildernesschallenge.net or by calling (757) 887-
7256.


Photo by Mark Piggott
Team Wounded Warrior from Naval Medical Center
Portsmouth shoots the rapids down the Gauley River during
Day 1 of the 2009 All-Military Wilderness Challenge, Oct.
8-10, 2009. The Wilderness Challenge brings together teams
from across the military and the country to compete in five
extreme outdoor events, from mountain biking to whitewater
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military, plus, active or retired DoD civilians. Call 778-0805 or email
commodore@njyc.org.
Orange Park Lions Club meets the second and fourth Monday
at 7 p.m. at 423 Mclntosh Avenue, Orange Park, Fla. For more
information, call 298-1967.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Westside Jack-
sonville Chapter 1984 meets at 1 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of
each month at the Murray Hill United Methodist Church, (Fellowship
Hall Building) at 4101 College Street. Call 786-7083.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Clay County
Chapter 1414 meets at 12:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each
month at the Orange Park Library, 2054 Plainfield Avenue. Call 276-
9415.
Ladies Auxiliary of Fleet Reserve Unit 126 meets the second
Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Fleet Reserve Building,
7673 Blanding Blvd. Call 771-6850.
Retired Enlisted Association meets the fourth Wednesday of
each month at 1 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Hall at 7673 Blanding
Blvd. Call 772-8622 or 771-8696.


National Security


Personnel


System being


terminated

By Staff

As part of the National Defense Authorization
Act (NDAA) 2010 that was enacted by
Congress on Oct. 28, 2009, the National
Security Personnel System (NSPS) authority was
repealed. Congress has instructed that the Secretary
of the Defense take action to terminate the NSPS
and convert all employees and positions from the
system no later than Jan. 1, 2012.
Command leadership and human resource profes-
sionals will assist Department of the Navy's (DoN)
NSPS employees as they transition to the General
Schedule (GS) this year. Because of the short time
frame allowed for the transition, employees transition-
ing in 2010 will not be eligible for a 2011 NSPS perfor-
mance payout. They will be eligible for all recognition
and rewards within the GS system.
Questions and answers:
Q: Does this mean NSPS will go away:
A: Yes, the enactment of the NDAA 2010 means that
all DoN NSPS employees will be transitioning out
of NSPS. Until your NSPS organization transitions,
NSPS rules will continue to apply.
Q: Will I lose pay when I transition out of NSPS?
A: No, NDAA requires the transition of employees to
occur with no loss in pay.
Q: When is my organization transitioning out of
NSPS.
A: The DoN has been working with command lead-
ership on a schedule to ensure a smooth and orderly
transition out of NSPS. Command NSPS program
managers will let you know when your organization is
scheduled to transition. The first transitions are ten-
tatively schedule for April.
Q: When will I be notified of my transition date?
A: The NSPS Transition Office is reviewing pro-
posed transition plans and timelines. Once plans
are approved, employees will be advised through
their component channels of the transition date. The
department's goal is to have the majority of employees
transitioned from NSPS by Sept. 30, 2010.
For more information regarding this change, go to
http://www.cpms.osd.mil/nsps or https://www.donhr.
navy.mil/nsps.




COMMUNITY CALENDAR
Jacksonville Naval Air Station Association (JaxNASA) meets
April 28 at 1 p.m. in the FRCSE Cafeteria in building 101. Join
with others concerned about issues affecting the future of NAS
Jacksonville. Call David Santillo at 790-4961 or Gib Woodward at
790-5220 for more info.
Jacksonville Humane Society "Fur Ball Gala: A Night at the
Oscars" May 15 at 7 p.m. at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Tickets
available at www.jaxhumane.org or by calling 904-725-8766.
The VP-45 Association will hold its 2010 reunion Sept. 29 Oct. 2
in Alexandria, Va. Its mission is to provide a database of shipmates
who have a common bond or interest in Navy Squadrons VP-45,
VP-205, VPB-205 and VP-MS-5. Membership is open to anyone
who has served or is currently serving in VP-45. Call Buck Jones
at (601) 528-9374, email at: bpj1927@yahoo.com or visit www.
VP45association.org.
Military Officers Association of America N.E. Florida Chapter
meets the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the NAS Jax
Officers' Club. RSVP to retired Capt. Larry Sharpe at 262-3728 or
e-mail Isharpel@comcast. net.
National Naval Officers Association meets the fourth Thursday
of each month at 5 p.m. at the Urban League, 903 W. Union Street.
Contact Lt. Cmdr. Paul Nix at 422-8480 or email Paul24navy@aol.
com.
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38 meets the second
Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at 470 Madeira Dr., Orange Park.
Service officers available Monday thru Friday 9 a.m 2 p.m. to
help with VA claims, call 269-2945 for an appointment. Bingo every
Thursday from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. 3 p.m.
The public is welcome.
Navy Wives Clubs of America Jax No. 86 meets the first
Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Building 857 (at NAS Jax
main gate behind Navy Marine Corps Relief Society). Not So New
Shop open Tuesday and Thursday (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call 542-1582
for info.
Navy Wives Clubs of America DID No. 300 meets the second
Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Oak Crest United Methodist
Church Education Building at 5900 Ricker Road. Call 387-4332 or
272-9489.
Fleet Reserve Association Branch 290 monthly meeting is the first
Thursday at 8 p.m., 390 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach. Call 246-6855.
COMPASS Spouse-to-Spouse Military Mentoring Program
by Naval Services Family Line. Help others help themselves.
Call Melanie at 904-200-7751 or email: COMPASSMayport@
NSFamilyLine.org
Association of Aviation Ordnancemen meets the third Thursday
of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Center on Collins
Road. Call AOC Robert Price at 542-2849 or Jim Bohac at 542-
2939, or visit www.aao9.com.
Retired Activities Office (RAO) at NAS Jax Fleet and Family
Support Center (FFSC) needs volunteers to assist military retirees
and dependents. Work three hours a day, one day per week. Call
542-2766 ext. 126 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays to volunteer.
Navy Jacksonville Yacht Club meets the first Wednesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. at the clubhouse (Building 1956) adjacent to
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providing quality patient
care to our community
for over 30 years. Come
be a part of our team and
help make a difference.

Registered Nurses
OB ED
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Established company
near Jacksonville, FL
seeking p/t and f/t book-
keeper.Qualified candi-
date must possess:
Knowledge of general
ledger Accounts pay-
able/ receivable.
Quickbooks
Extremely strong MS
Office skills, Access
experience a plus
Payroll experience
Heavy account
reconciliations 2-5
years experience
Must fax salary require-
ments along with
resume to 904-596-2751 in
order to be considered
for the position.


NetAge, Inc. seeks Senior
Systems Engineers, for
Jacksonville, FL loca-
tion. Master's or equiva-
lent + 2yrs exp. in sys-
tem networking req'd.
Exp. must include: net-
work management
w/Cisco routers &
switches must include
2yrs w/Cisco I P Tele-
phony/AVV I D/VOI P,
Call Manager, Unity &
Firewall, SQL Server.
Must be Cisco certified
CCVP. Send resume to:
Patricia Chandrasegar,
Operations Director,
9951, Atlantic Blvd, Suite
310, Jacksonville, FL
32225.




SECURITY OFFICERS
Jacksonville
Diamond Detective
Agency is seeking
unarmed security offic-
ers. FT/PT. Valid D
license & clean driving
record req. Competitive
pay, health insurance,
vacations. Call
800-874-3362, ext. 5001 Or
apply at online career
center www.diamond-
security.com. Lic. #
B9000155








Lead Service Technician
Stable employment with
great pay plus bonus
opportunities!!! Solid,
respectful company is
offering dynamic and
rewarding career oppor-
tunities at Hunters Ridge
at Deerwood Apartments.
Seeking a Lead Service
Tech to respond to daily
service calls and is HVAC
certified for 336 unit
property.
To apply visit:
careers.maac.net
EOE IMF/VFN/D
Drug Free Workplace



Appointment Setters
GREAT
ATTITUDES
If you always have a
great attitude no mat-
ter what's going on in
your life and you need to
earn $400 to $600 each
week, call me! High
energy, friendly, money
motivated person
required. Must have
reliable transportation,
have a clean criminal
record & be able to start
immediately. Call
224-1085 or send a
resume by fax 268-9663
or e-mail your resume to
hrdept@abmrktg.com


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Area Sales
CHECK
THIS OUT
$45-$85K First Year!
If you are looking for a
professional career in
sales and you have sold
or sell alarms, water,
books, cars, satellite
dishes, vacuums, etc...
we want to talk to you!
We need several moti-
vated people with high
expectations and a can
do attitude that want to
make money.
We are a 57 year old
International Company
seeking Outside Sales
Reps for the Jackson-
ville market. No over-
night travel is required.
We offer:
*Complete Sales Support
*Paid Training
*Preset, Confirmed Appts
*No Cold Calls
Group Insurance
*Management
Opportunities
If you are looking for a
new career, you need to
CHECK THIS OUT!!!
For more information
and to set a personal
interview call 268-5163,
or email your resume to
hrdept@abmrktg.com

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THIS OUT
If you are looking for a
professional career in
sales and have sold or
sell home improve-
ments; air conditioning,
screen enclosures, pools,
interior design, roofing,
etc. We want to talk to
you! We need several
motivated people with
high expectations and a
can do attitude that
want to earn a substan-
tial income.
We are a 21 year old
Home Improvement
company seeking Out-
side Sales Reps to sell
energy efficiency prod-
ucts and services for
residential and com-
mercial applications.
Our products and ser-
vices can reduce a
customer's electric
usage up to 100%. No
overnight travel is
required.
We offer:
*Complete Sales Support
*In House Engineering
Health Insurance
*Life Insurance
*401 K
*Management
Opportunities
If you are looking for a
new career, you need to
CHECK THIS OUT!!!
Email your resume to
solar@abmrktg.com
or fax your resume
to 904-268-3097



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Company Drivers
Owner Operators
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Owner Operators Needed
At least 1 yr. verifiable
tractor-trailer exp. Port
badges & TWIC card req.
Clean MVR & Criminal
background. Call Bobby
1-866-730-8725
or 904-798-9158



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ming, Blowing. Mulch.
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Weekly, and Monthly
Service Available. Call
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duty Washer, exc.
cond. $150obo.
651-3299



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Special Forces
Standard Issue size
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in box. 843-693-2901



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Furn, sports equip, boat,
tools. 4/16 4/18, 8a-2p
Estate Sale Furniture,
clothes, books, videos,
bed & table linens. No
tools or baby clothes.
Fri. April 16, 10am-4pm.
Sat. April 17, 9am-until.
465 Shanna Isle Ct, 32225
TOOLS, TOOLS, TOOLS!
Mechanic & wood working
Sat 4/17, 8am Gerado Rd
Southside, follow signs.






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i Bedroom Set
I $300
I 904-644-0498


BED A BARGAIN
QUEEN SETS $135
L INGS $195 365-0957

KING SIZE PILLOW TOP
MATTRESS SET $200
New 904-644-0498 $
A Orthomatic Adi.
beds doubles as
king size separate
controls head/foot
adi. therapeutic massage
head/foot $700ea. or $600
for both. 904-505-7455


Qn size bdrm set
w/2 nitestands, long
dresser, mirror &
.t shelves, armoire,
dark oak. $800. 269-2413
Queen EuroTop Mattress
Set Still in Plastic $130
(904) 644-0498




FERNANDINA
BEACH
Fabric rolls over 200
rolls for furniture,
cars, boats, awnings.
Tools, tools, tools,
grommets, etc. Shelv-
ing, webbing, zippers,
counters, somal e furni
ture. 8-3 Arilof Families4, 5,
6,Up 7.At O70pies WClinch Dr.

Fleming Island Oak
Creek N'bhood Sale. Sat,
& kidsam Furn, clths, misc.
LOCH RANE/
SATURDAY APRIL 17
7:00-2:00, Annual Spring
Garage Sale. Kingsley and
Landing. Lots of Families.
Lots of Deals. Lary Birds Line
UpnAt Opies Wings.
Mandarin Loretto & Sale
Jose maternity, women
& kids clothes, fill a bag
$15.00 Sat. 10am-2pm.
MANDARIN YARD
SALE! Sat & Sun 7am-til
9848 Paddlewheel Ct.
(Sugar Mill Subdivision)
Orange Park Birdwood
Subdiv. Neighborhood
Sale off Dr's. Lake Dr.
near Kingsley Sat. 8a-1p
ORANGE PARK
Foxridge/Ridgecrest
Neighborhood Yard Sale
Sat. April 17th 8am-3pm
Orange Park Multi fam-
ily Fri/Sat 7-2 Oakwood
Sub 5463 Forrest Dr.
furn mar/fish, rec/camp.
Southside- Belle Rive
Community Garage Sale
20 + Homes, Sat. 4/17/10,
8am-2pm. Right off South-
side Blvd, 2nd light South
of Baymeadows Rd.
FLEMING ISL.
Community Sale.
Saturday, Apr. 24th
7-2pm. Osprey Bluff
off Turkey Hill Rd on
CR220. Many families.
Westside/Collins- 3 Family
Garage Sale, April 16 &
17, 8a-Sp. Whispering
Pines Subdiv, 5415 Great
Pine Ct. HH, baby, more
Westside Confederate
Crossing Annual Conm-
munity Yard Sale! Sat.
4/17, 8a-2p Chaffee Rd to
Grayson St. follow signs.
, ,YARD SALE April
17th. 7a-12p. Bal-
four Beatty Com-
munity Center 4
WREN Located in Base
Housing Follow sign
BARGAIN HUNTERS
GALORE
This Sat & Sun Have
Your Garage Sale at
The Market Place!
7059 Ramona, 786-FLEA



Earlier's Lawn Cuts LLC
Owned & Operated by
retired military. Mili-
tary discounts offered.
Call Ben at 904-233-4190
Phone # was corrected.





t 15" ThinEdge Moni-
tor New never used
$100 cash. Sewing
Stbl $50. Floor Mir
ror walnut. Ruth 221-6794
FILL DIRT
CHEAP!!!
Call David at: 382-2658
^ TANNING BED 24
bulb, 220VAC, Sun
Quest RS24 $1500.
912-573-9483
$ PAVE RS. 534,
C multi-color: grey,
r eds, blues .
8"4"1". $125268-2482
Firm. 268-2482


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, Exec. very hi-back
office swivel chr
w/arms. Like new.
Cream color stain
fabric $175. 904-803-9942
t SHED. "Rubber-
maid" 2drs, lock-
able. 6' 5"H, 4'8"W,
2'8"D. Recently
assembled. Pd $260.
Sacrifice $150. 268-2482
L STEP LADDER 10'
aluminum. Heavy
duty. Exc. cond.
$60.00. 268-2482



$Cash$ for iunk cars
250+. Free towing, lost
titles Jim 904-432-0038
P GE RANGE match-
Sing large micro-
wave, white $125
V each. Whirlpool
side by side refrig $450.
270-1776
Going to Europe
Vacation need Euro
will pay $1.25 per
Euro paper cur
rency $1.20 for Euro
coins. 904-564-1945



Adopt a Pet
Pets & Supplies
Livestock & Supplies
Animals Wanted



PITBULL ADBA/UKC
Champion title For Stud
Service $500. 904-472-3789


650,620



Hours


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
and more.

Thank you!










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AKITAS, BASSET,
FRENCH MASTIFF
GREAT DANE, Poo-Mix
**$299 & UP**
www.puppiesgalore.biz
779-0091. 1-295/Blanding
BLUE PITBULL PUPS
UKC reg, Champ lines.
$800. CALL (904)472-3789
CORGI PUPS- Pembroke,
AKC, $650
www.mccartyscorgis.can
Dachshunds Mini Pup-
pies. 1 female, 1 male,
$400/each. 703-795-2584
DACHSHUND AKC MINI
PUPS. 10 AVAIL. Call
Robin 904-374-3091 OR
VISIT WWW.ROBINSD-
ACHSHUNDNEST.COM
Doberman Puppies;
3 male, 1 female, born
2/19/10. Call 772-1671.
DOG HOUSE Lrg
Precision Pet Out-
back log cabin
(NEW) Retail $140,
a s k i n g $ 1 0 0 .
45.5"Lx33"Wx33"H. Call
912-552-7311
English Bulldog Pups AKC
Champion lines, all colors
avl now. $1400 904-607-4488
GREAT DANES -Harlequin
Mantel, BIk, AKC, champ
bl, $650-$950 904-879-1705
LAB PUPS AKC- Yellow,
4 Males, ch. lines, S&W,
hlth cert, 904-504-0103
Rat Terrier Pups UKCI,
many colors $350-$450.
www.mccartysratterriers.com
ROTTWEILER PUPS AKC
5wks, 2AA/3F, POP, H/C,
shots/wormed 904-629-7160
SIAMESE KITTENS
$125.00 Call for details
904-608-4685


YORKIES. AKC $800
Males. call 904-614-4582
Bluediamondyorkies.com




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Sailboats
Boat Dockage & Rentals
Marine Equipment
& Supplies
RV Rentals
RV's & Suppliers
Motorcycles & Mini Bikes
Auto Brokers
Auto Parts
Antiques/Classics
Automobiles
Trucks/Trailers/SUVs
Vans/Buses
$2000 or Less
Commercial Vehicles
Misc. Auto
Autos/Trucks Wanted
Auto Rent/Lease



27ft 9in '99 BAYLINER
2655 Ciera sunbridge,
cabin cruiser, 8.1L
mercy, loaded, clean, low
hrs, $21,500. 904-783-0858




t 2005 JAYCO Jay-
flight 29 FBS' 32'
Camper $11,500.
NADA Low end
price $13,800. Large
slideout, camping, ready
904-375-2934




2 0 0 8 Diablo
Pro-Street custom
300 rear tire Phan-
tom front 113ci
V-twin LED lighting.
Must sell $18,500. Shane
912-322-7441




1934 American Austin.
5 window business coupe,
great foundation for a
restoration. Car was
running a year ago,
needs carb. $3500.00 ph
904-241-7559

t 1 9 7 0 FO RD
MAVERICK 2dr
, yellow. 904-405-7702


1971 CORVETTE
C 0 U P E 4spd,
aPS/PB/AC, tilt/tele,
alarm, steel cities
gray, black int., asking
$26K obo. 904-571-6008


a 1966 VOLVO 1225
Stationwagon has
significant rust &
some eng. troubles.
Many extra parts. $1500.
Bil 260-6545





S 1999 HONDA CIVIC
lc cond., price $3100.
904-554-4828


& DODGE 2008 Cara-
van 4spd AT, gray,
3.3LTR, V60HV eng.
Call James Scott
W:790-4065 H: 778-4637
$13,000.


FORD RANGER 2006 W/
BED LINER GOOD
CONDITION 49K MILES
$9,500. 904-669-4808


Honda Accord EX
1996, 4DR, 155,000.
miles, green. $2,999
G ood Cond.
904-554-2560






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TOM BUSH BMW
JACKSONVILLE
9850 Atlantic Blvd.
725-0911

TOM BUSH BMW
ORANGE PARK
6914 Blanding Blvd
777-2500






KEY BUICK
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-
6060





CADILLAC-SAAB OF
ORANGE PARK
7999 Blanding Blvd. 778-7700
www.cadillacoforangepark.com


CLAUDE NOLAN CADILLAC
4700 Southside Blvd. 642-5111
www.claudenolan.com





NIMNICHT CHEVY
1550 Cassat Ave.
425-6312
www.nimnichtchevy.com


JERRY HAMM CHEV
3494 Philips Hwy. 398-3036


ATLANTIC CHRYSLER
www.atlanticjeep.com
2330 US1 South 354-4421



JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000


RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 373, Fem Bch.
1-800-228-7454
www.rickkeffer.com





ATLANTIC DODGE
www.atlanticjeep.com
2330 US1 South 3544421


JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000



ORANGE PARK DODGE
7233 Blanding Blvd. 777-5500
RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 373, Fern Bch.
1-800-228-7454
www.rickkeffer.com








PAUL CRK FORD-MERCURY
1-95 N. Exit 129 (Yulee)
225-3673


MIKE SHAD FORD
At The Aveniues
10720 Philips Hwy.
904-292-3325



MIKE DAVIDSON FORD
AT REGENCY
9650 Atlantic Blvd. 725-3060



MIKE SHAD FORD
OF ORANGE PARK
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673






NIMNICHT PONTIAC-GMC
11503 Phillips Hwy 854-4826



DUVAL HONDA
1325 CassatAve. 899-1900



LOU SOBH HONDA
OF THE AVENUES
11333 Phillips Hwy. 370-1300






KEY HYUNDAI
4660 Southside Blvd. 642-6060






ATLANTIC INFNITI
10980 Atlantic Blvd. 642-0200


ATLANTIC JEEP
www.atlantlcjeep.com
2330 US 1 South 354-4421


JACKSONVILLE CHRYSLER
JEEP DODGE
9A & BAYMEADOWS. 493-0000



RICK KEFFER
1-95 Exit 373, Fem Bch.
1-800-228-7454
www.rickkeffer.com





KIA OF ORANGE PARK
6373 Blanding Blvd.
771-6078





LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
10259 Atlantic Blvd. 721-5000


LEXUS OF ORANGE PARK
7040 Blanding Blvd. 777-5100
www.lexusoforangepark.com





NORTH FLORIDA
LINCOLN MERCURY
4620 Southside Blvd. 642-4100


MIKE SHAD FORD
LINCOLN MERCURY
7700 Blanding Blvd. 777-3673


TOM BUSH MAZDA
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911


MAZDA CITY
6916 Blanding Blvd. 779-0600






BRUMOS MOTOR CARS INC.
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080


MERCEDES BENZ
of ORANGE PARK
7018 Blanding Blvd. 777-5900


MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF JAX
1810 Cassat Ave.
389-3621


MIKE SHAD NISSAN OF OP
7447 Blanding Blvd. 269-9400






SUBARU OF ORANGE PARK
6999 Blanding Blvd. 777-1800


KEITH PIERSON TOYOTA
6501 Youngerman Circle.
771-9100


ERNIE PALMER TOYOTA
1310 CassatAve. 389-4561





TOM BUSH VW
9850 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911


O'STEEN VOLKSWAGEN
11401 Philips Hwy. 322-5100


OT LEASING
Cnm il Leasing Since 1955
2810 St. Augustine Rd.
398-5000
www.gtleasing.com


PROFESSIONAL
AUTO LEASING
10231 Atlantic Blvd. 722-1694







AUTO LINE
A Family owned Business
autolinepreowned.com
2126 Mayport Rd., Atlantic Beach
904-242-8000


AUTOS
BEACH BLVD. AUTOMOTIVE
Family Owned Since 1967
beachblvdautomotive.com
6833 Beach Blvd.
724-3511




BRUMOS MOTOR CARS
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
10211 Atlantic Blvd. 724-1080




LEXUS OF JACKSONVILLE
PRE-OWNED CENTER
10384 Atlantic Blvd. 998-0012






TOM BUSH BMW
CERTIFIED PRE-OWNED

9910 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4381



TOM BUSH MINI USED CAR
SUPER CENTER
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 371-4877


O'STEEN VW CERTIFIED
PRE-OWNED CENTER
11401 Philips Hwy.
322-5100



WORLD IMPORTS CERTIFIED
PRE-OWNED AUTO CENTER
www.woldimportsusa.com
11650 BEACH BLVD.
998-9992


TOM BUSH MINI O'STEEN VOLVO
9875 Atlantic Blvd. 725-0911 2525 Philips Hwy. 396-5486


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L Nissan Infinity 1-30
1998, 165,000 miles
Green $3000. Good
Cond. 904-771-4881

A TOYOTA Corolla
'97, new tires, 2nd
owner, 141,300mi's,

$3000. 904-287-1 905
P C-6 CORVETTE '05
1 3 K m iles ,
DSSO/blk, 6spd, HT,
E/C. Adult owned.
$32,500. 904-563-3537
TOYOTA TACOMA 07
FOR SALE $9,900 FOR
MORE INFORMATION
CALL 904-824-9954







772-8428
4 FOTRD4 RANGER
AT, AC/PS/PB,
190kmi's, great stu-
dent work truck $3000.
904-505-7455



ToyotraTundra 2005 Crew
Cab. Silver/Gray Cloth
int. V8, Auto, Tow Pkg.
Bed Liner. 75k miles.
$15,000. 904-735-7254


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