fill RSDAY, AP\RI 7. 2011
gets first close-up look at Poseidon
Named after the Greek god
of the sea, the P-8A Poseidon
descended from the heavens
April 4 for its fir. lndinding at
NAS J.Tr ii. ille where it
received enthusiastic applause
from personnel attend-
ing the Maritime Patrol and
Reconnaissance Force (MPRF)
Centennial of Naval Aviation
"This year marks the 100
anniversary. of naval avia-
tion," said NAS Jacksonville
Commanding Officer Capt.
"As we honor our rich tradi-
tions and hitorv, we're also
working to move into the
future. Transitioning to the
P-8A .. IIl bring an exciting new
set of capabilities to our fleet of
maritime patrol and reconnais-
sance aircraft and the Navv's
anti-submarine warfare forces."
Rear Adm. Michael Hewitt,
Commander, Patrol and
explained, "We designed this
aircraft to operate just like the
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Photo by Kaylee LaRocque
The new P-8A Poseidon incorporates the current capabilities of the P-3C Orion, along with
enhanced mission systems, plus, easily upgraded software and communications technology.
P-3, so we didn't accept any just like the P-3C Orion. It will craft has state-of-the-art tech-
risks in changing out the oper- have the same kind of flight nology and sensors that will
ating systems aboard the air- profile for ASW and intelli- improve the way we operate."
craft. From a design perspec- gence, surveillance and recon- The Poseidon flew to NAS
tive, this aircraft will operate naissance missions. This air- Jacksonville from NAS Patux-
ent ; ,-r, Md., where it is
uidl.'r2 ie n tests of its f!iLc'
operations, maintenance and
"There are two phases of
iftint One aircraft tests the
flight envelope and that test-
ing is going really well. We have
two additional test aircraft
that are specific for mission
systems and that is also ,i.i.
*.r,.'. cil stated P-8A rP-i ,'i.ir
M 1.!, C:apt. Leon Bacon.
"We conduct a lot .. -a'i;i
on the a.1 r. ll components in,
the laboratory before we put
them on the ira rir so if there
are any problems, they are
taken care of and the risks are
reduced We are really confi-
dent the aircraft will be rt.ih
to go when the fleet needs it."
Bacon added, "This aircraft
is highly flexible. It allows us to
reconfigure if, for instance, we
are conducting a non-anti-sub-
marine warfare mission and
don't need acoustic operators,
we can change out the loiki,-
tions on the aircraft."
See POSEIDON, Page 8
VP-5 takes out Libyan combatant
The 'MaNd Foxes" of VP-5 became
the first squadron in Maritime
Patrol and Reconnaissance Force
history to successfully employ an
At I N i.1'F Maverick missile against
a hostile surface vessel, in support
of Joint Task Force (JTF) Odyssey
Dawn. Combat Aircrew (CAC) -11,
while flying a VP-26 P-3C aircraft,
made the historic shot after wit-
nessing a Libyan \ittoria-class coast
guard vessel, and accompanying
small craft, firing indiscriminately
at merchant vessels in the Port of
Demonstrating the Maritime
Patrol Reconnais-sance Force
"surge" concept, VP-5 was augment-
ed with VP-26 and VP-40 aircrews,
U.S. Navy photo
In this file photo taken at Sigo-
nella, Sicily, aviation ordnance-
men, assigned to the "Mad
Foxes" of VP-5, hoist an AGM-
65 Maverick training missile to
a pylon attached to the wing of a
P-3C Orion aircraft. Homeported
at NAS Jacksonville, VP-5 is for-
ward-deployed in support of mar-
itime patrol operations and Joint
Task Force Odyssey Dawn.
maintainers and aircraft to provide 24/7 on-station
coverage to the JTF Maritime Component Commander.
It. j.g. Miller, the Tactical Coordinator for CAC-11,
was proud to be a part of the coordinated effort. "The
shot was a culmination of all the hard work and train-
iiiL ofVP-5, VP. -l and VP-40 aircrews and maintainers.
From the maintenance department keeping our aircraft
flying, ordnance teams loading the weapons, coupled
with our training department developing the necessary
skills and finally, the aircrew for executing the shot -
we all did our part."
Acoustic Operator AWO1 Adams said, "This hap-
pened exactly how we trained back home before we
VP-5 Gunner CWO4 Gerald Skees said, "The Mad Fox
AOs are very excited and proud of the accomplishments
during Odyssey Dawn. The role of the P-3 ordnance
community is often over looked, but these are the kind
of events we train for. All of the AOs from VP-5, VP-26
and VP-40 have shown that they possess the knowledge
and .kll, to deliver ordnance on target, on time."
VP-5 is currently on a tri-site deployment in sup-
port of ii I [I H (I \l. I It.t and AFRICOM areas of
responsibilities. When the ITF was established to sup-
port the international response to the unrest in 1 i hba.
it was clear that the "Mad Foxes"
needed support for the 24/7 on-sta-
CTF-67 Capt. Dan Schebler
and his staff coordinated aircrew,
maintenance and aircraft logis-
tical efforts with Commander,
Patrol and Reconnaissance
Wing 11, Commander Patrol
and Reconnaissance Wing 10
and 'Commander Patrol and
Reconnaissance Group. "It was a
great effort by everyone involved.
The entire MPRF community
quickly mobilized to give us the
support we needed. This was a great
accomplishment both in the air and
on the ground." Schebler remarked.
Whether conducting counter
narcotics operations, supporting
overseas contingency operations,
or supporting NATO operations, the "Mad Foxes" have
been at the tip of the spear supporting United States
VP-5 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jason Jorgensen
stated, "It was awesome to see Sailors from different
squadrons come together and perform as a well-oiled
machine while conducting around-the-clock flight
operations. It validates our training programs and high-
lights the team-oriented spirit of the Sailors. I couldn't
be more proud of our men and women who represent
Sailors, Soldiers, and Airmen across the world serving
our country everyday."
The Mad Foxes P-3C Orion operated in conjunc-
tion with a U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt attack air-
craft and guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52)
March 28. Two smaller Libyan craft were fired upon by
the A-10 destroying one and forcing the other to be
abandoned. Barry provided situational awareness for
the aircraft by managing the airspace and maintaining
the maritime picture.
JTF Odyssey Dawn is the U.S. Africa Command task
force established to provide command and control
of U.S. military forces :.uppr iringI the international
response to the unrest in Libya and enforcement of
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.
Photo by Clark Pierce
(From left) Lt. Colin Sullivan, Lt. Levy Broeckelman
and naval aircrewman AWR1 Tanner Suman are
ready to lift off from NAS Jacksonville April 1 and
rendezvous with their shipmates aboard USS Boone
(FFG-28) off the coast of NS Mayport.
deploy aboard Boone
By Lt. j.g. Michael Scanlon
HSL-44 Public Affairs Officer
The "Closers" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine
Squadron Light (HSL) 44 Detachment Four departed
for southern waters April 1 aboard the guided-missile
frigate USS Boone (FFG-28) in support of the multina-
tional South American naval exercise UNITAS 2011.
UNITAS is an annual joint exercise that will take
the detachment throughout South America including
Brazil, Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Panama. The cruise
includes transiting both the Straits of Magellan and
the Panama Canal.
It provides valuable experience operating with
Sallied navies to enhance opera-
."" ,,tional capabilities and
strengthen existing partner-
ships. One of the Closers
Pilots, Lt. Colin Sullivan,
said he is looking forward
to interacting with our allies
and learning more about their
'- -.". naval capabilities. "Magnum
4 5, an SH-60B Seahawk, is our
det bird for the next six months aboard Boone. Our 14
maintainers will ensure we fly safely and eff[e: tiel'.
during UNI I I.',."
Detachment Four completed workups for their
deployment at the Atlantic Underwater Test and
Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in early March, where they
honed their skills at anti-submarine warfare and anti-
surface warfare. while at AU I F.. they expended four
HeJllr- r niil ,Irt and conducted numerous simulated
torpedo engagements in support of these missions.
Detachment Four's nickname, Closers, comes from
the fact that Jpplr,.. rmnt will be the last to fly the
SH-60B helicopter by HSL-44 which is transitioning
to Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74,
utilizing the MH-60R, on June 9. Detachment member
Lt. Moses Feliz said this is a historic final chapter for
HSL-44 of which he is proud to be a player.
Change Of Commands For HS-11 & VPU-1
Blimp Drops In On NAS lax
Pages 6 & 7
Women Achievers Celebrated
2 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday. April 7, 2011
Celebrating a century of naval aviation 1911-2011
Learn about naval aviation history and heritage during the yearlong Centennial of Naval Aviation celebration. Discover the wide-
ranging scope of naval aviation activities, including people, aircraft, ships, innovations and other significant events. This nationally
sponsored series of events will take place throughout the year. Centennial events are already underway at NAS Jacksonville and will
continue throughout the year, culminating with the NAS Jax "Birthplace of the Blue Angels" Air Show Nov. 5-6. Visit www.public.
To honor 100 years of mission-ready men and women, and recognize unique aviation-related achievements through event-driven
U.S. Navy photo
The Navy's first airship was an inept experiment in LTA
The Navy contracted with Connecticut Aircraft Company in 1915 for a 175-ft., lighter-than-air (LTA) dirigible to serve as a "school ship." Based on an Austrian design,
DN (Dirigible Non-rigid) 1 suffered numerous delays. During construction of DN-1, the Navy also authorized the construction of a floating hangar to be delivered to
NAS Pensacola. Flight tests revealed the DN-1 airship was overweight, its envelope leaked and the power plant functioned poorly. One of the two engines had to be
removed to make the DN-1 light enough to get off the ground. Her first flight was April 20, 1917. During an attempt to tow her over water to increase lift, the airship
was severely damaged. Considered not worth repairing, DN-1 was deflated, removed from the inventory and broken up.
Detailer call brings fear
By Sarah Smiley
Special Contributor. L ^ II-- fso^90%,.
I'm not sure to what extent most
civilians understand that Uncle
Sam is a horribly fickle fellow.
Sure, you know that military
families often move and live apart
from our spouses. And, by God,
you know that we get free health-
care (Remember: nothing is ever
really "free," and military families
pay with sacrifice). But do civilians
know just how much this lifestyle
keeps us in limbo about everything
from our holiday plans to our next
For instance, when I was in high
school, my Navy pilot dad came up
for orders. This is military speak
for "it's time to move." By the way,
there is a reason why transfers are
called "orders" because you don't
have a choice. Oh, the military will
ask you about your preferences,
and sometimes they might even
give you what feels like a "choice"
in the matter, but in the end, Uncle
Sam sends you where Uncle Sam
wants you. Period.
One day, Dad came home and
said we were moving to Japan. As
soon as I got my mind around that,
he came home and said we were
moving to Bremerton, Wash. I began
to imagine life in Seattle and where
I might go to college. Then, by what
felt like the next day but was prob-
ably several weeks later, Dad came
home again with news. We weren't
moving anywhere. Dad was going to
New Jersey and Mom, my brothers
and me were staying put.
My in-laws had a similar expe-
rience before they were stationed
in Meridian, Mississippi, where
Dustin was born. Which is to say,
this is par for the course.
In fact, last week (April Fool's
Day, to be exact) marked the three-
year anniversary of Dustin coming
home, pulling out a kitchen chair
and telling me, "I think you need to
sit down. In June, we're moving to
He guessed that I might need
to sit down because I didn't even
know Bangor, Maine, was an
option. I was 99 percent sure we
were moving to Virginia. But I was
100 percent sure we were not mov-
ing for at least another year. We
already had reservations at a near-
by resort for Christmas.
After 35 years of this, I've come
to the conclusion that detailers
(Godfathers of the military who
have the ability to find service
members a new career path and
their families a new zip code) do
their best work with a blind fold, a
set of darts and a map of the world.
Detailers also are scapegoats for
husbands afraid to come home
with bad news ("Honey, how could
I not say we'd be prepared to move
on Monday? The detailer told me
there was no choice!").
Military spouses rarely meet
or know their service member's
detailer. And for good reason: we
have nothing but 4-letter words for
Also, keeping the relationship
impersonal and ambiguous makes
it easier for the detailer to give
families really bad news. It's much
easier to tell a family they are mov-
ing again for the eighth time in ten
years if you don't know their chil-
dren's names or that they have a
blind, three-legged dog.
Yet, even with all the mystery
of the detailer, we always feel his
presence. Especially in phone calls
like the following:
Dustin: Hey, what's up? How are
Me: Um, I'm fine. What's going
Dustin: Why do you think some-
thing is going on?
Me: Because you're calling me in
the middle of the day.
Dustin: Well, I do have some
Me: Good or bad?
Dustin: I talked to my detailer
I didn't need to hear anything
more. My cheeks went cold as I
silently cursed a man this detail-
er I have never met. Until that
moment, I thought I knew what our
future held. Now I'm not so sure.
Will there be a deployment? A new
Except this time, I feel like we
have beaten Uncle Sam at his own
game. Because the kids and I have
chosen to stay in Bangor, even
when Dustin takes orders in other
locations. Now that's some sense
of control. Our zip code will not be
chosen by a game of darts. Joke's
on Uncle Sam!
Only, I'm not laughing yet.
Military spouse, DoD
civilian surveys now available
The anonymous, internet-based personnel sur-
veys are available online now through April 11.
Information gathered from the survey is crucial to
Navy efforts to ensure we capture the top concerns
of DoN personnel (active duty, reserve, DoD civil-
ians and family members) at NAS Jacksonville.
This is your opportunity to voice what you think
is working well or what areas of improvement need
more focus aboard the air station.
All Navy and DoD civilian personnel (not includ-
ing contractor personnel) are highly encour-
aged to participate in this anonymous survey.
Additionally, all active duty spouses are encour-
aged to participate in a survey designed specifi-
cally to obtain the family's perspective. The survey
is now available online.
Military Spouse Survey: https://www.ig.navy.
Military-DoD Civilian Survey: https://www.
Reserve Military Survey: https://www.ig.navy.
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Daily Catholic Mass
11:35 a.m. (except Fridays)
Weekly Bible Study
6 p.m. in the Barracks
Officer Christian Fellowship and Bible study
Every Monday at 6 p.m. Contact Chaplain
Williams at 542-0024 for information.
Please call to volunteer as a lay communion
assistant, acolyte or prayer petitioner.
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HSL-44 achieves 'Safe for Flight' milestone
By LL j.g. Michael Scanlon
HSL-44 Public Affairs Officer
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL)
44 completed a major milestone March 21 in their
transition to becoming Helicopter Maritime Strike
Squadron (HSM) 74 when they completed the first
operational flight of their new MH-60R Seahawk heli-
The "Swamp Foxes" received their "Safe for Flight"
certification for the new aircraft on March 17 and flew
their first three new "Romeo" aircraft the following
HSL-44 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Sean Haley
stated, "This is another significant step in our squad-
ron's transition from an expeditionary, detachment-
based squadron employing the SH-60B to one employ-
ing the new MH-60R in support of a carrier air wing.
"I could not be more pleased with the efforts put
forth by all hands to achieve this significant achieve-
ment in our transition. This marks the culmination
of more than two years of planning and preparation
to become the first successful east coast HSL-to-HSM
Master Chief Carlos Gonzalez, the squadron's main-
tenance master chief, pointed out that due to the hard
work of everyone in the squadron, HSL-44 was able to
achieve this major accomplishment a full six months
ahead of schedule.
Maintenance officer Lt. Cmdr. Edward Fossati con-
tinued the praise of the squadron's efforts, saying the
speed at which it was accomplished "was a credit to all
our maintenance personnel."
Despite the limited manning during the transition,
HSL-44 received outstanding scores across all depart-
ments, receiving praise from HSMWL inspectors and
satisfactorily passing all practical and drills.
HSL-44 will officially become HSM-74 following its
change of command on June 9 and align with Carrier
Air Wing Three (CVW 3).
Photo by Lt.-j.g. Mike Scanlan
Proud maintainers of the HSL-44 "Swamp Foxes" stand by one of their new
MH-60R Seahawk helicopters. The squadron was recently certified "safe for
flight" on the new platform.
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aisles, but I've never really ventured into using cou-
pons. It seems like a lot of work, is it really worth it?
MoneyChic says: I must admit that I am a "cou-
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arrange them in a large notebook with clear plastic
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I only cut out the coupons for products that my
family uses and I make sure to purge from the book
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off their bill but this takes considerable effort.
Dive into the internet and read some of the blogs
dedicated to coupons in order to learn some real tricks
of the trade. One thing I learned recently is that Publix
accepts two coupons per item and also honors com-
I still prefer the commissary, where you start with
lower prices and use the coupons on top of these auto-
matic discounts. Good luck on your clipping!
Technology Exposition April 19
The annual NAS Jacksonville Technology
Exposition, hosted by Commander, Navy Region
Southeast, will be April 19 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the
Officers' Club. All military, civilian and contractor
personnel are invited to attend and discover solutions
for every mission.
More than 25 exhibitors will demonstrate the lat-
est solutions in secure communication technologies,
ruggedized computing solutions, secure workstations,
biometrics, engineering, storage and transport solu-
tions, distance learning, infrastructure management,
hardware/software, audio and visual equipment, and
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on the "NAS Jacksonville" link, then click the "To
Attend" tab, and choose Pre-register.
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By Lt. j.g. Brett Ballard
H,- I 1 Public Affairs Officer
Cmdr. Edgardo Moreno assumed
command of HS-11 April 7, relieving
Cmdr. Maximillan Clark in a ceremo-
ny on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65)
while deployed in support of Operation
Enduring Freedom. The guest speaker
will be Capt. Jeffrey Trent, commander,
Carrier Air Wing One.
Moreno was born in South Gate,
Calif. and graduated from Norwich
University in 1993 with a Bachelor of
Science in International Studies and
Spanish. He received his naval aviator
wings in 1996. Moreno's previous tours
include HS-14, HS-10, CVW-8, HS-3 and
the Naval Personnel Command. While
at the Naval Personnel Command,
Moreno completed his Master's degree
in Operations Management from the
University of Arkansas.
Most recently, he was executive offi-
cer of the squadron. During his aviation
career, he has accumulated more than
3,000 flight hours.
Clark reported to HS-11 in October
2008, where he served as executive offi-
cer and then commanding officer. He
is honored and proud to have led the
Dragonslayers through a rigorous and
compressed pre-deployment workup
cycle leading up to squadron's combat
deployment on board Enterprise as part
of Carrier Air Wing One in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom and the
Navy's Maritime Strategy.
A highlight of his tour was the out-
standing performance and selfless ded-
ication displayed by the Dragonslayers
In support of Operation Unified
Response, where the squadron played
a direct role in saving lives and easing
human suffering following the devas-
j 'Old Buzzards' get new skipper
Cmdr. Edgardo Moreno
Cmdr. Maximilian Clark
tating earthquake in Haiti in January
Clark's next assignment is Navy
Personnel Command in Millington,
Cmdr. Ryan Keys reports as HS-11
executive officer. He graduated from
the United States Naval Academy in
1995. He was most recently at the Naval
War College for Senior Service School
where he earned a Master's degree in
Strategic Studies and Joint Professional
Military Education Phase II.
From VPU-1 Public Affairs
Cmdr. Leslie Borer III assumed
command of Special Projects Patrol
Squadron One (VPU-1) April 1, relieving
Cmdr. Robert Lacy during a ceremo-
ny in Hangar 117 at NAS Jacksonville.
Boyer became the 16th commanding
officer since the squadron was estab-
lished in 1996.
Army Col. Mike Gawkins, deputy
commanding officer for Aviation Tactics
Evaluation Group at Fort Bragg, N.C.,
was the guest speaker.
Lacy assumed command of VPU-1 in
March 2010. According to Lacy, his tour
as commanding officer was extremely
"This is without a doubt the best
squadron in the United States Navy.
The 'Old Buzzards' are blessed with the
best, brightest and most talented Sailors
from the community. We are responsi-
ble for delivering, from soup to nuts, the
latest systems, technology and training
to the Fleet. What we do would not be
possible without our Sailors' dedica-
tion and the processes we are allowed
by NAVAIR. We pin more chiefs, win
more retention awards and have greater
job satisfaction than most commands
dream of. Our Sailors care greatly for
the mission and understand their piv-
otal role in the fight. Sailors throughout
the Fleet want to be Old Buzzards."
As Lacy prepared to pass the torch,
his confidence in his former executive
officer was clear. "Lee is ready to take
this squadron to the next level. I have
the greatest confidence in his ability to
do just that."
Cmdr. Leslie Boyer III
Cmdr. Robert Lacy
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,c i Construction Corporation
set a manhole near
SEnterprise Ave. and
Ballard St. at NAS Jax
March 22. The manhole
will allow access to new
telephone and fiber optic
lines that serve the new
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'Red Lancers' celebrate family day
1P-?0 Pub ffa/t i Officer ME g 9 I2 A 1
The VP-10 Red Lancers host-
ed a Command Family Day for
Sailors, families and friends of
the squadron March 25.
Questions like, "What does
your spouse do?" or "Where
does your mommy/daddy
work?" will no longer be
answered with vague, one-
The event was designed to
highlight the day-to-day tasks
that VP-10 personnel carry out
to successfully complete vari-
ous missions. The goal was
to give families and friends a
better understanding of what
occurs at Hangar 1000 and
As families arrived at the
afternoon event, they were
given tours the squadron spac-
es, as well as climbing aboard a
static display of the P-3C Orion.
They could also try on vari-
ous pieces of safety and sur-
vival gear, speak with a variety
of maintenance and operations
personnel and even try their
Photos courtesy of VP-10
Lt. j.g. Joey Zerra (right) guides his father, Randy, through a
touch-and-go in a P-3C simulator during Red Lancer Family Day.
hand at piloting one of the full-
visual P-3 flight training simu-
The event was coordinated
by the VP-10 Family Readiness
Group (FRG) with the purpose
of strengthening the relation-
ships between families with-
in the command and to raise
money to benefit the relief of
Japanese tsunami victims.
The FRG plays an important
role within any unit. Their role
is to plan and conduct social,
informational and morale-
building activities to enhance
The FRG also helps the Red
Lancer team by enabling the
Total Navy Family Community
to meet mission and military
Isn't it amazing how placing some bubble wrap on the floor of
Hangar 1000 attracts so many children? They were stompin' and
poppin' all afternoon at Red Lancer Family Day.
As deployment rapidly
approaches for VP-10, squadron
personnel embraced the chance
to have their families come to
work with them for a day.
As VP-10 Executive Officer
Cmdr. Timothy Parker
describes it, "This event pro-
vides the opportunity for our
Lancer families to witness
firsthand what our sailors do
on a daily basis. So, as we pre-
pare for deployment, our fami-
lies will gain a greater appre-
ciation and understanding of
the duties Lancers perform as
they execute their assigned
The Red Lancers are sched-
uled to begin a six-month
deployment to the Southwest
Asia in May.
Step through Trident history
By Cmdr. Jeffrey Draeger -
VP-26 Commanding Officer I
The "Tridents" of VP-26
recently dedicated one of their
stairwells in Hangar 1000
to the Centennial of Naval
Aviation (CoNA) and Trident
While stairs leading up to the
squadron's duty office contin-
ue to serve as the command's
quarterdeck, the other stair-
well now reflects Trident Pride
in 100 years of naval aviation,
as well as the squadron's rich
Highlighting the stairwell
exhibit are five framed depic-
Photos courtesy of VP-26
(From left) AA Zachary Sharbono, AMAN Steven Elrod, AA Percy
Johnson and YN3 William Ortiz volunteered their time to adorn
the VP-26 stairwell in Hangar 1000.
tions of VP-26 squadron insig- when the squadron was estab-
nia as it evolved since 1943 lished as Bombing Squadron
VP-26 commemorates the pride of naval aviation and the
Tridents' contributions of the maritime patrol and reconnais-
sance community.VP-26 commemorates the pride of Naval
114, flying the PB4Y Liberator.
Current and former Tridents,
YN3 William Ortiz and YN3
Chancelica Tieng, teamed up
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The MZ-3A ground crew positions its mobile mooring mast vehicle in a grassy area north of the NAS Jax main runway.
As the ground crew continues its landing site preparation, the pilot flies MZ-3A
low enough to check on their progress.
Much like roustabouts raising a circus tent, the blimp ground crew sledgeham-
mers tiedowns and ground wires into the earth.
NAVY BRINGS BLIMP SQUADRON BACK
MOORS AT NAS JAX
By Clark Pierce
The only lighter-than-air (LTA)
platform currently in the Defense
Department aviation inventory land-
ed at NAS Jacksonville April 1 to join
the Centennial of Naval Aviation cel-
ebration during the Maritime Patrol
and Reconnaissance Force (MPRF)
Assigned to Navy Test and Evaluation
Squadron (VXS) One, in conjunction
with Naval Research Laboratory and
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR),
the MZ-3A airship represents a return
of an airship to naval aviation.
Ilomeported at Joint Base McGuire-
Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, the MZ-3A
is used as an airborne laboratory for
military and other government agen-
cies' science and technology experi-
"The airship's slow airspeed and low
vibration are qualities that make the
MZ-3A a useful platform for experi-
ments," said NAVAIR Naval Air Warfare
Division Public Affairs Officer Billy Ray
"Its reconnaissance capabilities
were used during the 2010 Deepwater
Horizon crisis response, when it was
dispatched to the Gulf of Mexico to
assist with oil tracking and recovery
coordination," added Brown.
The Navy's history with dirigibles and
blimps stretches from 1917 to 1961.
ZP squadrons performed anti-sub-
marine warfare, maritime surveillance,
convoy escort and early warning picket
By the end of World War II, the Navy
operated 15 LTA squadrons flying the
K-ship platform. ZPG-3W was the larg-
est and last blimp built by Goodyear for
the Navy. The 403-ft. long, helium-filled
airship served until the LTA program
was discontinued in November 1961.
The Navy LTA program was resur-
rected March 2, 2010 when the MZ-3A
airship took to the sky over Lakehurst.
The MZ-3A was manufactured
by American Blimp Corporation in
Hillsboro, Oregon, and is based on their
A-170 commercial blimps that you may
have seen hovering over sports venues.
The Navy disestablished its last LTA
squadron in 1961. As such, according
to Brown, "The pilots, maintainers and
ground crew for MZ-3A are contracted
through Integrated Systems Solutions
Brown would not discuss specific
research and development projects
involving the MZ-3A.
Lt. Rob Marcum is the VXS-1 airship
liaison officer who worked with NAVAIR
to bring the airship back into the Navy
as a working platform for science and
"I'm a P-3 and C-12 pilot -but am not
certified for the MZ-3A. As you can see,
it's unique in its flight characteristics
and its flight controls. Unlike a P-3 that
can fly on station for about three hours,
the MZ-3A can hover over water for
what seems like forever. We're also cur-
rently supporting Army and Air Force
interest in our LTA platform."
Marcum added, "We're pleased to be
part of the centennial and the MPRF
Symposium at NAS lax to remind every-
one of the Navy's significant LTA patrol
Unlike a helicopter that uses 100 percent power to hover, the MZ-3A airship's
"hoverability" is quiet, comfortable and can last for hours.
Ground crew make final adjustments on the MZ-3A airship's tiedown chains.
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ly down to earth April 1 at NAS Jacksonville.
Executing a well-rehearsed scramble fot the nose cone control lines, ground crew
will now take commands from the chief via hand signals.
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The stabilized blimp
K: inches forward as
a crew member
climbs the mobile
The blimp's gondola is designed for
one pilot and up to nine passengers.
Note the two ropes attached to the
nose cone that allow the ground
crew to control the airship's
movement during takeoff and
With the mooring operation complete, the pilot
prepares to shut down the engines.
With precise coordination between line handlers
and their crew chief, the masting operation is almost
The MZ-3A blimp was on display at NAS Jax dur-
ing the Centennial of Naval Aviation celebra-
tion in conjunction with the Maritime Patrol and
Reconnaissance Force Symposium April 4-6.
The connection between the nose cone and the mast
spindle is safely secured.
The pilot is in radio contact
with his ground crew chief
as he slowly descends
despite a stiff north wind.
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eIporters interview Rear Adm. Michael Hewitt, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group and (right)
Capt. Leon Bacon, P-8A program manager concerning the new capabilities of the Boeing-built aircraft.
POSEIDON: NAS Jax awaits chance to
be east coast hub and training facility
From Page 1
-. "It's really an exciting time. We're still in the devel-
opmental phase, but we are really enjoying flying
this aircraft," said P-8A test pilot Lt. Cmdr. Shannon
S"The P-8A will have a very positive impact for NAS
jax and we are thrilled to have been selected as the
east coast hub for this new aircraft," said Maclay.
"Along with the P-8A, NAS Jacksonville will be the
only air station to host the Navy's multi-mission train-
er for this airframe."
- The P-8A is the first Navy combat aircraft to be built
rrom the ground up on a commercial production line.
By leveraging Boeing's commercial 737 airframe and
flight systems, the program will reduce time and over-
ail cost for the Navy.
-Beginning in 2013, the P-8A Poseidon will replace
ie P-3C Orion as the Navy's long-range anti-sub-
marine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence,
Crveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of
Broad-area blue water and littoral operations.
The Poseidon follows a long list of previous fixed-
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including the P-3C Orion, PV2-4 Neptune, PBY-6A
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the Navy's maritime patrol capability.
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From Page 5
to sketch and paint each historic insignia by hand.
The results of their talent and pride are impressive.
As you climb the stairs, the evolution of squadron
insignia and select historic squadron photos give
a unique sense of VP-26 history. Images include
combat support of Allied Forces during World War
II, support of the Berlin Airlift, one of the earli-
est aircraft shot down during the Cold War, and
two additional aircraft and crews lost during the
Subsequent squadron history includes counter-
ing the Soviet submarine threat, support of oper-
ations in the former Yugoslavia, and support of
various operations in the Middle East and Horn of
Also adorning the three stairwell walls are the
slogans "Honoring the Past," "Forging the Future,"
and "Centennial of Naval Aviation: 1911-2011."
Those interested in CoNA history are encouraged
to visit Trident Country in Segment 1 of Hangar
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JA-X AIR NEWS. NAS JACKSONVILLE. Thursday. April 7. 2011 9
Photos by AT3 Omari Janhrette
NAS Jax Sailors raise the national ensign during morning colors and chief petty officers (CPOs) line the walk- Chief petty officers (CPOs) from NAS Jax and tenant
way to celebrate the 118th CPO Birthday on April 1. commands gather during morning colors April 1 in
celebration of the CPO's 118th birthday.
CPOs celebrate birthday ,H
By AT3 Omari Janhrette
Chief petty officers (CPO)
from various commands at NAS
Jacksonville gathered to celebrate
the 118th CPO Birthday April 1 by
participating in a morning colors
event at Building 1.
Donning their traditional khaki
uniform, they recited the Sailor's
Creed and the Chief's Pledge. The
chiefs also sang Anchors Aweigh as
Navy Band Southeast provided the
NAS Jax Command Master Chief
CMDCM(AW/SW) Brad Shepherd
delivered remarks as the CPOs
gathered around the flagpole.
"We all have a history. We're
thankful for our jobs and our
nation. The events in the world
require us to be wherever we are
needed at a moment's notice," said
"A lot of people have come before
us to pave the way. As we now head
into the future many of us will
soon be retiring, so we continue to
strive in keeping the Navy's leader-
Long before there were CPOs,
superiority among petty officers
on a ship would be decided by the
commanding officer (CO).
These appointed positions were
temporary and the CO had the
option to recommend a petty offi-
cer to a more permanent position.
The official paygrade of CPO was
not established until April 1,1893.
Many first class petty officers
were shifted to the chief paygrade
when the rank was created. As a
result, there was no "first" CPO.
On June 1, 1858, the paygrades
E8 and E9 were created, giving
birth to both senior and master
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NAS Jacksonville celebrates
Women History Month
By AT3 Omari Janhrette
Military and civilian personnel at NAS Jacksonville
took time to celebrate and recognize the historic
accomplishments of women in the military at the NAS
lax Officers' club March 30.
The special event with the theme of, "Our History
is our Strength" gave Sailors and civilians an oppor-
tunity to learn about accomplishments of brave and
inspirational women that dared to be different and
inspired others with their courage. Hosted by the NAS
Jacksonville Multi-Cultural Awareness Committee,
the luncheon featuring a slideshow of famous women
This year's guest speaker was Cmdr. Molly Boron,
incoming executive officer of the VP-16 'War Eagles."
NAS Jax Commanding Officer Capt. Jeffery Maclay
opened the ceremony by recognizing women who are
actively involved in leadership roles with extraordi-
nary and historic importance. Additionally, Maclay
mentioned diversity and how important women's roles
are in leadership positions. He then introduced Boron
to the podium.
Boron recalled how she was in high school when
the movie "Top Gun" came out and she decided then
that she wanted to become a naval fighter pilot. At the
time however, there were no women fighter pilots. It
wasn't until she was attending the Naval Academy that
the 1994 National Defense Authorization Act lifted the
restriction on women in combat fighter squadrons.
Since graduating from the United States Naval
Academy in 1995, Boron has assumed several lead-
ership positions throughout her career. Being the
captain of the varsity volleyball team at the Naval
Academy was just a step towards being a prominent
leader and an example for young women in the mili-
"My hope is that we recognize the women who
served before us and weren't recognized until later on.
I want young men and women to learn about our his-
tory and have an appreciation for the benefits and the
opportunities we have now," said Boron.
She also recognized several women in the audi-
ence who served as Women Accepted for Volunteer
Emergency Service (WAVES) years ago who helped
pave the way for other women serving in the military.
"It's nice to come to events like this and learn there
are so many successful women in the United States
Navy. It's really encouraging and it makes me want to
work even harder to obtain my goals," said AT2 Crystal
Coats after the event.
Photo by AT3 Omari anhrette
Members from the group "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service" (WAVES) stand with Cmdr.
Molly Boron as they'continue to raise awareness of women's history and their service in the military.
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Maclay and Navy
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ing service to active
duty and retirees
for many years to
come," said Maclay.
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History Month observance, sponsored by the Navy Region Southeast Multicultur-
al Committee. Employees were encouraged to nominate an "extraordinary
woman," and each received a certificate and flowers.
By Suzanne Speight
CNRSE Public Affairs
The Navy Region Southeast (NRSE)
Multicultural Committee observed
Women's History Month March 31 by
paying tribute to some of their own.
Employees were encouraged to nomi-
nate an extraordinary woman, and 19
military and civilian women were rec-
Chaplain (Lt.) Nancy Reese, direc-
tor of the NRSE Chaplains Religious
Enrichment Development Operation
(CREDO) program, was guest speaker,
along with Kathleen Alexander, wife of
Commander Navy Region Southeast
Rear Adm. Tim Alexander.
Reese said, "Today we acknowledge
groundbreakers of the past, thank the
heroines of today and inspire our lead-
ers of the future."
She spoke of women who chose to
defend freedom during a time when
their role was limited to the home.
"Throughout history women have
shown us through their actions that
they can be and do anything they have
dared to dream," Reese said.
More than 53,000 active-duty women
- 45,480 enlisted and 8,354 officers -
and more than 10,000 female reservists
serve in today's Navy, comprising more
than 16 percent of the force. Ninety-
five percent of Navy billets are open to
women, and they are assigned to ships;
afloat staffs; Naval construction force
units; aviation squadrons; and thanks
to a recent policy change, submarines.
Reese introduced Alexander, who
Chaplain (Lt.) Nancy Reese, direc-
tor of the NRSE Chaplains Religious
Enrichment Development Operation
program, presents flowers and a cer-
tificate of appreciationto Kathleen
Alexander, wife of Commander Navy
Region Southeast Rear Adm. Tim
Alexander, during a Women's History
Month observance March 31. The
Navy Region Southeast Multicultural
Committee hosted the observance,
where 19 nominated "extraordinary
women" were honored.
shared a quote, passed down to her
from her own mother, from Elizabeth
Cady Stanton's Solitude of Self address.
"No matter how much women prefer
to lean, to be protected and supported,
nor how much men desire to have them
do so, they must make the voyage of life
alone, and for safety in an emergency
they must know something of the laws
of navigation. To guide our own craft,
we must be captain, pilot, engineer;
with chart and compass to stand at the
wheel; to match the wind and waves
and know when to take in the sail, and
to read the signs in the firmament over
The words were part of an address
Stanton gave to members of Congress in
1892. Alexander shared with the audi-
ence how the quote is still pertinent
today for women around the world, not-
ing that although women have made
substantial progress in increasing their
rights in the home, workplace, and
political sphere, there is still work to be
Concluding the event, OS2 Jason
Crandell, of the NRSE Multicultural
Committee, presented each nomi-
nated "NRSE Extraordinary Woman"
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Alexander, Gloria Andino-Ramirez,
Valerie Anthony, Rocky Cabral, Lavern
Campbell, Aliscia Crocker, Shelly
Flannery, Deborah Fritz, Yvette Harris,
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Runners ranging in age from 6 to 79 competed in the sixth Captain Chuck Cornett 10K Run and 5K Walk April
2 at NAS Ja(ksonville.
Navy Run attracts hundreds
By Clark Pierce
More than 335 service mem-
bers, retirees, civilians and fam-
ily members turned out for the
sixth Captain Chuck Cornett 10K
Run and 5K Walk April 2 at NAS
Jacksonville. In addition to the
10-kilometer competitive run and
five-kilometer walk, there was a
runners' shoe and apparel fair in
the Navy Exchange (NEX) parking
Originally called the Navy Run,
the event was renamed after the
2004 death of Cornett, a former
NAS lax executive officer and avid
runner. Cornett participated in 96
inLarIlhonns, including the Boston
and Marine Corps marathons. A
co-founder of the Florida Striders
running club in 1978, he retired
from the U.S. Navy as a captain in
1980 after 30 years of service.
"We've got a great turnout, beau-
tiful weather and eager competi-
tors today," said NAS Jax Athletic
Director Tim McKinney, who coor-
dinated the run. "This is a great
way for people to get out in the
fresh air and be part of an excep-
tional fitness event. We couldn't
pull it off without the help of our
volunteers and sponsors."
After observing morning col-
ors, performed by Navy Band
Southeast, NAS Jacksonville
Executive Officer Capt. Bob
Sanders welcomed the runners and
then joined them to await the start-
The first man to cross the line
- in a photo finish was John
Metzgar followed ever so closely by
Sean McCormack. The first woman
to cross the 10K line was Denise
There were 278 10K finishers (175
male/103 female). Top finishers in
the 10K were:
Photo by Shannon Leonard
MWR Athletic Director Tim
McKinney congratulates first-place
overall runner, John Metzgar.
Photo by Clark Pierce
John and Martha Lonsdale took
turns pushing their 2-year-olds,
Kaitlyn and Jonathan.
Open Men John Metzgar,
48, (33:48); Sean McCormack, 49,
(33:48) Andrew Marchand, 40,
Open Women Denise
Metzgar, 44, (44:11); Leslie
Kindling, 38, (46:07); Barbara
Gowdy, 42, (48:18).
Masters Men Michael
Photo by Clark Pierce
John Metzgar (left) and Sean McCormack battled to
one of the closest 1-2 finishes in the history of the
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First place Overall among women
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Photo by Clark Pierce
NAS Jax Executive Officer Capt.
Bob Sanders finished his first
Captain Chuck Cornett 10K Run
with a respectable 56:44 in the
Men 45-49 Class.
Johnson, 49, (40:31).
Grand Masters Men Randy
Arend, 50, (42:17).
Grand Masters Women Ann
Krause, 53, (49:36).
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males/42 female). Top finishers in
the 5K were:
Open Men Jordan Kann, 20,
Open Women Marlo Zarka,
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By Jeanne Casey
,'H lax Deputy PAOC
The Naval Hospital
Jacksonville (NH Jax)
approach to medi-
cal cost recovery was
recently recognized as
a best business prac-
tice by Naval Medical
Inspector General and
the Assistant Secretary
of Defense for Health
Affairs. Through the
Other Health Insurance
(OHI) program, NH Jax
is able to bill non-TRI-
CARE insurance carri-
ers such as employer-
from a spouse's employ-
ment for some of the
care provided to its 57,000
health insurance infor-
mation never results in
a charge to the patient
- but it results in signifi-
cant dollars for NH Jax,"
said NH Jax Director for
Lt. Cmdr. Michael
"At no cost to our
patients, Naval Hospital
Photo by CS3 Michelle Pereira
Regina Wipperman, at Naval Hospital Jacksonville
Third Party Collections, accepts a commercial health
insurance card from Army Reservist PFC Joshua Bird.
ed $17.5 million in the
past three years," stated
Gregonis. "This revenue
has enabled NH Jax to
fund additional ER physi-
cians, x-ray devices, vir-
tual colonoscopy tools,
dental equipment, influ-
enza isolation facilities
and a pediatric dosing
system all to the ben-
efit of patients across all
of our locations."
From 2007 to 2008,
these revenues doubled,
due in part to an incen-
tive program. To reward
clinical departments that
recoup funds from other
health insurance, a por-
tion of every dollar col-
lected is added directly
to that clinic's operating
budget to support patient
care equipment and ser-
Also supporting the
program is patient edu-
cation and staff training.
Staff ask patients to pro-
vide their health insur-
ance cards at check-in,
and advise patients that
they can't be charged a
co-pay or deductible by
other health insurance
for services received
at NH Jax. All of these
efforts support compli-
ance with federal law,
which requires patients
to provide other health
insurance information to
military treatment facili-
ties (MTFs) and requires
MTFs to bill insurance
Patients seeking more
information may con-
tact Uniform Business
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Montgomery at 542-7828
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briefing the audience on who NAVFAC
Southeast is, where it conducts business
and how to do business with NAVFAC.
"I enjoy meeting all of the different
members in our area," said Heinzel. "It
gives us all the opportunity to share
experiences, learn about new technol-
ogy, and network."
Heinzel discussed the importance of
safety and energy conservation within
its procurement. NAVFAC Southeast
manages several projects in the area
at Marine Corps bases in Beaufort
and Albany as well as other Navy and
Marine Corps installations through the
Southeastern United States.
NAVFAC manages construction proj-
ects throughout the world. Heinzel
oversees the work throughout the
Southeast and takes every opportunity
to have those face-to-face conversations
with its contractor partners.
"We all learn from each other," said
Heinzel. "We have a fantastic safety and
energy conservation program, but that
doesn't mean that I don't continue to
learn from others. Someone may have
a better way to do something or a more
efficient way to look at things."
Heinzel stated that meetings like this
provide all parties involved to learn
from each other and push forward with
providing the best service for their cus-
tomers, and efficiency matters.
"I continue to be encouraged by how
our contractor/government team has
a healthy interest in delivering quality
and timely products," said Heinzel. "I
embraces our attention to safety and
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and individuals from the public and
private sectors who meet regularly to
hear and engage with featured speak-
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partnerships. The members travel as far
as Atlanta to work with each other.
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management and environmental enti-
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Placing a maintenance work order for family housing
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residents at NAS Jacksonville. Balfour Beatty Communities
is pleased to announce that it has launched a new web-based
work order system on their website at nasjacksonvillehomes.
cor where residents can now report and track the status of
their maintenance work orders from their home as well as
view Community Bulletin Board announcements.
"We were hearing from our residents that they
wanted to see where their work order was in the system,
so we reviewed a number of applications that would be the
best fit for our residents and we believe that this new app
will increase customer satisfaction and they'll know that we
are listening," said Diana Heintz, Community Manager for
To utilize the new application, residents must first
obtain a registration code from Balfour Beatty's Community
Management office 904-908-0821 and then simply create a
user account. To set up an account, residents should go to
the website nasjacksonvillehomes.com, click the "Submit a
Service Request" link under "Valuable Links" on the website
and enter in their personal information.
In addition to the added features of the new
application, once registered, residents will receive email
notification of completed maintenance work orders as a
follow up to ensure that the service was satisfactory.
"We're always looking for ways to keep resident
satisfaction high and we are hoping that this is just one more
step towards that goal," said Heintz.
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Gates: Initial Libya mission complete, successful
By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service
U.S. aircraft will remain on
standby as NATO takes over
multilateral operations in
Libya and the coalition con-
siders its future role there,
Defense Secretary Robert Gates
told a Senate committee March
U.S. military aircraft are still
available to NATO until the
organization formally takes
control of military opera-
tions over Libya, Gates told
the Senate Armed Services
Committee. After that, the
U.S. fighter jets will remain on
standby, he said.
Gates and Navy Adm. Mike
Mullen, chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff, earlier appeared
before the House Armed
Coalition forces had to halt
air operations over Libya due
to bad weather for the past
two days, causing rebel forc-
es to retreat from areas they'd
gained since operations began
March 19, Mullen said.
Gates described the U.S.
military mission in Libya
as an emergency prompted
by Libyan leader Moammar
Gadhafi's intent to use his mili-
tary against civilians protest-
ing for his ouster.
Without intervention, he
said, the situation would have
led to thousands of deaths,
hundreds of thousands of refu-
gees and destabilization across
"That part of our mission
is complete and successful,"
More than 20 nations,
including several Arab coun-
tries, are participating in the
NATO coalition some public-
ly, some not in different ways
to enforce U.N. Resolution 1973
that allows for the no-fly zone,
The coalition, he said, was
Photo by MCI Chad McNeeley
Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
testifies at a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee
on operations in Libya March 31 at the Rayburn House Office
Building in Washington, D.C.
able to move fast to prevent a
disaster because of U.S. rela-
tions with those European and
Middle Eastern nations.
"No one military, no one
nation, can or should take on a
mission like this alone," Mullen
"This is not only a coalition
of the willing it is a coalition
of the able."
The coalition has greatly
diminished Gadhafi's military
air capabilities and many of his
ground assets, the chairman
"My understanding is that
focus will not diminish under
NATO leadership," he said.
The coalition continues to
seize Libyan assets around the
world, while signing on more
partners, Mullen said. Swedish
officials were the latest, having
this week agreed to send eight
aircraft to the effort, he said.
The coalition is considering
whether and how to give more
support to rebel forces, Gates
"A decision about support
to the opposition is clearly the
next step," he said.
"I think all members of the
coalition are thinking about
that at this point."
A major consideration for the
coalition is that not much is
known about the rebels.
'We know a handful of the
leaders," Gates said. "But other
than that, we really don't know
much about what I think is dis-
parate, disaggregated opposi-
tion to Gadhafi."
The issue is more complicat-
ed than simply arming the reb-
els. What the opposition really
needs, Gates said, is organiza-
tion, training, and command
and control something he
said likely requires coalition
forces on the ground in Libya,
which Gates and President
Barack Obama said they are
not willing to do.
It may be that Gadhafi will
be forced from power, possibly
by an internal military coup,
Coalition forces "will contin-
ue to attack [Gadhafi's] ground
forces with no opportunity for
resupply" he said. ,
"His military is going to face
the question of whether they-
are prepared to be destroyed:
by air attacks, or if it's time for
him to go."
The United States and NATO-
"shouldn't exaggerate our abil-
ity to influence that decision,""
Gates said, noting that would-
be better left to the Libyans
and others in the region.
"There are a number of'
possible outcomes here, only
one of which is some kind of
democracy," he said.
"My view is that the future of
Libya the U.S. ought not take;
responsibility for that, frankly.^
There are other countries in
the region that can participate.
in that, particularly with non-"
Photo by MCI Gary Keerr
French helicopter off coast of Libya
French navy AS365 F Dauphin rescue helicopter, from the French aircraft carrier Charles de
Gaulle (R91), test lands aboard the amphibious command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC/jCC
20) March 21. Charles de Gaulle is operating in the Mediterranean Sea, supporting the coali-
tion-led operations in response to the crisis in Libya.
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Photo courtesy of LD Photography
(From left) The formidable foursome of Rear Adm. Vic Guillory, Capt. Michael
Jacobsen, Cmdr. Daryl Pierce and Jacksonville Urban League President Dr.
Richard Danford joined 140 other golfers March 18 at South Hampton Golf Club
to raise dollars for college scholarships.
NNOA golf tournament
raises money for scholarships
By Ensign Farin Wilson
VP-30 Public Affairs
The Jacksonville Chapter of the
National Naval Officers Association
(NNOA) held its second annual scholar-
ship tournament March 18 at the South
Hampton Golf Club, where 134 golfers,
including Rear Adm. Vic Guillory, com-
mander, U.S. Naval Forces Southern
Command and commander, U.S. 4th
Fleet, his Chief of Staff Capt. Michael
Jacobsen and retired Rear Adm. Gene
Kendall teed up for charity.
After the welcome address, invocation
and national anthem, a "21-ball salute"
kicked off the event with foursomes
competing in a shotgun start.
A variety of officers and local busi-
ness leaders enjoyed the perfect weath-
er, as well as the excuse to break out the
appropriately loud golf pants.
All proceeds from the tournament
went to fund college scholarships for
high school seniors in the city of
The NNOA is an inclusive organiza-
tion composed of active duty, reserve
and retired officers and civilians.
They actively support the Sea Services
in the development of a diverse officer
corps through recruitment, retention,
and career development.
The organization focuses on team-
work and accountability by working to
provide professional development, men-
toring and support of cultural aware-
ness. NNOA also maintains a positive
image of the Sea Services within com-
munities and educational institutions.
The local NNOA chapter meets the
fourth Thursday of every month at the
downtown Urban League at 5 p.m.
For more information, contact CWO3
Lionel Jeffcoat at (252) 622-7232 or
Cmdr. Daryl Pierce at (904) 542-3074.
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Photos by AWF2 Olana Wesley
By AWF2 Olana
Nineteen years of tra-
dition were honored at
the NAS lax Yacht Club
March 26, as Naval
Reserve Officer Training
Corps (NROTC) sailing
teams from seven univer-
sities participated in the
The annual event was
held at Mulberry Cove
Marina on the St. Johns
River to help NROTC stu-
dents improve their mid-
shipman sailing skills.
Ross, team captain of
Georgia Institute of
the excitement of partici-
pating in the regatta and
the impact of sailing on
future naval officers.
teach teamwork, naviga-
tion, reading wind and
weather," said Ross. "I've
sailed most of my whole
life, but our sailing pro-
gram is open to anyone
in the NROTC program.
If you demonstrate inter-
est in sailing we will get
you out in the water and
teach you how to sail."
ing were Jacksonville
of Florida, University of
South Carolina, Tulane
Institute of Technology,
University of South
Florida and Savannah
hosted the event with
assistance from the Navy
lax Yacht Club.
Sutherland, officer in
charge of the regatta,
explained the the event:
"This event consists of
eight races where a team
of four from each univer-
sity participates, giving
every university an equal
opportunity to do their
best. The races follow a
fleet format where each
race is individual sail-
ing. Each race is about 30
minutes, and at the end
of each race the team
members switch one
jumping into the boat
and the other jumping
"It is all about having
a good time out here,
we get to see midship-
men around the country,
building lasting camara-
derie," said Sutherland.
After preparing their
and a safety brief, NAS
lax Commanding Officer
Capt. leffrey Maclay
kicked off the event with
Today is a beautiful
day, a good day for sail-
ing, I want to wish every-
one a good time, and NAS
lax Yacht Club is here to
support your efforts."
Capt. Charles Berdar
said, "NAS Jax has pro-
Commanding Officer of NAS Jax, Capt. Jeffrey Maclay,
Commanding Officer of Jacksonville University NROTC, Capt..
Charles Berdar, and Lee LeDoux, NAS Jax Yacht Club member, are
actively involved in the races, providing assistance to the competi-
tors and safe guarding the event.
to host the
T h e
took first place,
University of South
Florida placed second,
and University of South
Carolina took third. For
the seniors, this was a
memorable moment as
they head into the fleet.
For more information
about the NAS Jax Yacht
Club call 778-0805.
Water conservation is crucial
By Kirby Green
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For more than 20 years, the St. Johns River Water
Management District has partnered with local gov-
ernments, civic and business organizations, envi-
ronmental groups and the public to help protect
water resources and ensure that we have ample
supplies of water to meet our economic and envi-
ronmental needs. We believe that Floridians want
to be good stewards of water, and understand that
natural resources are limited and we must use them
wisely if they are to be sustainable.
April is Water Conservation Month, a time for all
of us to reflect upon the importance of this resource
and consider all of the ways that we use water and
the ways that we can reduce our water use. Saving
water doesn't have to be complicated or costly.
Simple actions will help extend our supplies, help
protect our current sources of water and delay the
need to develop more costly alternative sources.
Conservation does not mean doing without water.
It means that we must ensure that our water is used
as efficiently as possible. The District works with
industry, agriculture, power plants and recreational
facilities, such as golf courses and ball fields, to
implement processes to reduce the amount of water
needed for these uses.
Saving water at home is equally important
and the Distritt's website, floridaswater.com, is
a dependable source of information on ways to
conserve. A good place to begin is by following the
watering restrictions, which allow for adequate
amounts of water to keep your landscapes healthy.
While preparing your yard for spring and summer,
remember that planting the right plant in the right
place is the key to using water efficiently. On our
website, you will find an updated and expanded
waterwise plant database that allows you to input
the characteristics of your yard sunny, shady,
dry soil, moist soil, etc. and the database helps
you select the right plants to create an appealing,
low-maintenance landscape that thrives in Florida's
The District's Florida Water StarsM program, a
voluntary certification program for new and exist-
ing residential and commercial developments,
encourages water efficiency in household appli-
ances, plumbing fixtures, irrigation systems and
landscapes. On our website, you can learn how to
retrofit your home or plan a new home designed to
conserve water. Saving water at home will not only
protect the resource but will reduce the amount of
money you spend on your water bill.
Conserving water is everyone's responsibility,
is good for the economy and good for the environ-
ment. Please take a moment this month to consider
how you use water and see if you can identify a cou-
pld of changes that you can make to do your part to
protect this precious resource.
Jacksonville University takes home first place in
the NROTC Regatta Competition, making the occa-
sion even more meaningful for this team of seniors.
From the left: Midshipman Christopher Anderson,
Capt. Charles Berdar, Midshipman Bradley Talbert,
Midshipman Zachary Sutherland, HSL-42 AWOC
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Jacksonville Knights Minor League
Jacksonville Sharks Indoor Football -
FCCJ Broadway Series
Shrek the Musical
May 14 at 2 p.m., $65 and 8 p.m., $62.50
Scenic St. Augustine Cruise
May 14, $15
NBA Orlando Magic
$26.50 and up
Six Flags over Georgia $32
White Water $27
Wild Adventures Georgia
1 day $28.25
2 day $40
Annual Passport $64.75
Annual Gold $87
Summer Waves Water Park in Georgia
Jacksonville Suns Baseball Club
Trips, activities and costs may be
restricted to El-E6 single or unaccom-
panied active duty members. Call 542-
3491 for information.
Battle of the Lanes
April 13, 7 p.m.
NAS Freedom Lanes
Mall & Movie Trip
Orange Park Mall and AMC Theater
Earthday Birthday Trip
April 16 & 17
$70 per person
Spring Barracks Bash
May 19 at 4 p.m.
Across the street from The Zone
Free, food, entertainment and prizes
NAS JAX GOLF CLUB
Golf course info: 542-3249
Mulligan's info: 542-2936
Military Appreciation Days
$18 per person, includes cart & green
April 12 & 26 for active duty
April 14 & 28 for retirees & DoD person-
Mulligan's Kids Night
Thursday Purchase a regular priced
meal and kids (12 and under) receive
a regular item at price or a free kid's
NEX Spring Fling Golf Tournament
April 28, 10 a.m.
$50 per person
Sign-up at the golf shop
Free Kayak & Canoe Rental
Every Thursday for active duty
29th Annual Bass Tournament
April 9 at first light
$60 per two person team
Cash prizes awarded!
May 14, 12 7 p.m.
Free music, games, food and prizes!
2011 Adventure Summer
Current school-age care participants -
Single & Dual Active Duty April 11 15
Other Active Duty April 18 22
DoD Civilians April 25 29
Registration packets are currently avail-
able for pick-up.
For more information call the Youth
Center at (904) 778-9772
Month of the Military Child Carnival
April 16, 11 a.m. 2 p.m.
Free admission, games and prizes!
Alleghany Softball Field
Easter Egg Hunt
April 21, 7 p.m.
McCaffrey Softball Complex
Children 12 and under eat FREE at The'
Zone and Mulligan's Restaurant April
21, 5 9 p.m.
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DAMIS HOM10 v E S Nortwa In
All New Homes Are NOT Created Equal!
Are all builders created equal? Of course
when comparing new homes, buyers often look
footage. base price and little else.
There are many ways to build a new home. but
only two philosophies about what amenities should be
included in the price of that home. Some production
builders prefer to build "stripped down" homes, and then
charge extra to add the features you really want. In other
words, if you want larger baseboards, textured walls and
ceilings, a better grade of cabinetry and hardware, lights
or ceiling fans, it's going to cost you- typically head and
shoulders above the initial price. There's nothing wrong
with this philosophy, if you know this is the deal going in
to the decision making process. But keep this in mind that
for some homes" starting in the $120S," you may have to
add as much as $20,000 or $30,000 worth of extras to
create the home you really want. Also, builders who work
this way often use these upgrades as a profit center. If a
feature is not included in the base price of the home, it is
often going to be marked up significantly.
Lowest Price Does NOT Mean Best Value!
ADAMS HOMES has the philosophy that they would
rather create quality new homes with
more features included, since they 3est
understand these are features that the
vast majority of their buyers are going Valu _
to want anyway. Features such as 51/4" 4
interior base trim, high efficiency
double pane-Low E windows, real interior doors (no
bifolds) with lever handles, better quality cabinetry with
hardware and many other impressive features may seem
to make the home more expensive.
But ADAMS HOMES always includes these features
and more! By the time you add these features to the
stripped-down builder's home, the "less expensive" home
may actually end up costing a lot more.
What's INSIDE the Walls?
Sure, you can see firsthand much of what is included
when you walk through a model home but, what is
most important are many
things that you cannot see. "
There may be items that
affect the quality of
construction that some
builders won't even sell in
their design centers. For
example: many builders will
frame the interior of your
home by spacing the studs r
inches on center. The only -' K .- --
advantage in spacing the -o.
studs this far apart is to save .
cost of building your house.
Can You Customize?
S~~ Most builders offer a number
"-: of basic floorplans; however, you
: must try to fit your lifestyle into
S- their plan. ADAMS HOMES
,, I offers many unique floorplans
S iand the ability to customize.
You can have the layout you
have always wanted. Your home
I .* I- will be unique to your tastes and
styles. From adjusting interior
walls to wheelchair accessible
areas ADAMS HOMES' ability to change your home to suit
your needs will make this the last home you will ever need
to buy. Affordable: Quality Construction, Energy Efficiency,
and Design Flexibility!
More Energy Efficient?
Is your home truly more
-Fasda efficient or does it simply meet the
T minimum standards by adhering to
current building codes? ADAMS
HOMES takes energy efficiency to
the next level by building all of their
homes with ENERGY STAR Appliances, A/C Air Handlers
designed to be inside the home so they run more efficiently,
Double Pane Low-E Insulated Windows, A/C Duct Mastic
on Duct Work Connections, R-30 Insulation, Off-Ridge Roof
Vents and 16" Soffits to better draw out heat and moisture.
Don't Take Our Word For It!
Visit an ADAMS HOMES
you to witness first hand their
practices, exceptional value and
ALL BRICK HOMES
ADAMS HOMES exceeds building codes by spacing V A $ 1.00
the studs 16 inches on center. This means that from the
center of one stud to the center of the next stud is about M O V E S Y O U IN
16 inches, and these walls are stronger than 24 inch on
center walls. This helps prevent weak or spongy feeling
walls. Plus it provides a more stable backing for drywall A
and sheathing. Not only are the walls sturdier overall, but Moves you*
Moves you in
you will also have many additional areas for hanging wall "
art and televisions. a Brand New Home!
Silver Creek Long Leaf Ranch Magnolia Heights
904-406-2042 904- 291-9312 904-214-9895
S140k "170o Bs ,,
Westland Oaks Cherokee Cove Pickett's Cove
904-779-0790 904-378-0139 904-695-0045
$1 Move-In applies to VA loans. $1,000 Deposit at contract. Must use approved lender. Hazard Insurance not to exceed $750.00.
Pre-paids not to exceed 3 months. VA funding fee to be rolled into mortgage. Balance of $1,000 deposit credited at closing.
Offer expires 4/30/2011.
See site agent for more details. Equal Housing Opportunity CBC043518
30 JAX AIR NEWS, NAS JACKSONVILLE, Thursday. April 7.2011
Seniors take up clubs by invitation
From NAS lax MWR
The 2011 Senior Military Invitational was held March 21-22 at NAS Jacksonville
Golf Club after having to postpone the event twice for extremely cold weather in
January and February. Sunny skies and warm Florida breezes greeted 62 players
ages 50 to 96.
Luis Febus overcame a rocky start of 80 on day one to defend his title for a fifth
time with a fine final round of 75. He finished with a 155 and a 2-stroke lead over
newcomer Jerry Pinkham, who finished at 157.
In the Super Senior Division, Dave Walsh put together two fine rounds of 76 and
82 to win by eight strokes over the rest of the field.
The oldest member of the field, 95-year-old Bob Watkins, continued to show the
youngsters how it's done by besting his age on round one with a 94 and finishing
with a 99. In the ladies division, Nise Winkler struggled slightly on day one, but
righted the ship on day two to win by 10 with a very respectable 170.
Winners in the Gross and Net positions:
Flight 1 Elight 2
Luis Febus 155 Gross Jim Morris 171 Gross
Charlie Waters 136 Net Rodney Hamann 179
Chuck Ayars 147 Terry Miller 184
Fran Deschaine 148
Advance Auto Parts
3525 Hwy 17 Orange Park
Advance Auto Parts
1315 Kings Rd., Jax
Advance Auto Parts
6643 Kings Rd., Jax
5804 Beach Blvd., Jax
Bills Food Store
4010 Confederate Point Rd., Jax
BP Food Shop
201 Park Ave., Orange Park
1102 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
6842 Wilson Blvd., Jax
158 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
Bus Stop At Celebrations Diner
7035 Phillips Hyw #3 (N Of JTB), Jax
By CVS Pharmacy
11264 Beach.Blvd., Jax
Car Tech & Lube
357 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
Caribe Breeze Food Mart
7244,Blanding Blvd., Jax
206 Park & Eldridge, Orange Park
Chevron Food Mart
996 St Johns Bluff Rd., Jax
Corner By Firehouse Subs
1949 San Marco Blvd., #1, Jax
1576 Wells Rd., Orange Park
Famous Amos Restaurant
342 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
'6315 San Juan Ave., Jax
10339 San Jose Blvd., Jax
5971 Ramona Blvd., Jax
7890 103rd St., Jax
11 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
200 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
.890 Blanding & Ridgecrest,
1201 Blanding & Tanglewood,-
FCE Shell (Daily's)
S620 Chaffee Rd., Jax
4225 Roosevelt Blvd., Jax
Fina Express Mart
S201 Orange Ave, Green Cove Spr
First Coast Deli & Grill
6082 St Augusine Rd., Jax
1435 S. Orange (17), Green Cove Spr
S5617 Bowden Rd;, Jax
4120 Belfort Rd., Jax
3230 Emerson St., Jax
3938 Hendricks Ave., Jax
4259 Southside Blvd., Jax.
8251 Southside Blvd., Jax
9144 Baymeadows Rd., Jax
9540 San Jose Blvd., Jax
10455 Old St Augustine Rd., Jax
11461 Old St Augustine Rd., Jax
12705 Durbin Lk Dr (I-95&Old St. Aug),
12548 San Jose Blvd., Jax
1605 Racetrack Rd. Jax
3210 Hwy 17, Orange Park
5000-60 Hwy 17 & CR-220,
277 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
5480 Collins Rd., Jax
8020 Collins Rd., Jax
7023 103rd St., Jax
4511 San Juan Ave., Jax
640 Stockton St., Jax
7924 Devoe St., Jax
511 Bulls Bay Hwy, Jax
1900 Mizell Rd., St. Aug
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10980 New Kings Rd. (US-1), Jax
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4821 Blanding Blvd., Jax
8379 Baymeadows Rd., Jax
5295 Sunbeam Rd., Jax
Johnson Family Flea Market
5800 Ramona Blvd., Jax
5100 Sunbeam Rd., #4, Jax
Koko's Japanese Restaurant
1560 Business Center Dr., #14,
LI Bambinos Pizza & Subs
1241 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
Luna Food Store
511 Luna St., Jax
5266 Beach Blvd., Jax
1014 Margaret St., Jax
Powers Discount Beverage
6125 Powers Ave., Jax
1237 Park Ave., Orange Park
8595 Beach Blvd., Jax
5435 Blanding Blvd., Jax
270 College Dr., Orange Park
Safeway Discount Beverage
8402 103rd St., Jax
2708 Main St. N., Jax
Sp Discount Beverage
7821 103rd St., Jax
Speedway Food Store
230 McDuff Ave., Jax
St. Johns Food
3980 Herschel.St., Jax
Stan's Sandwich Shop
7146 Beach Blvd., Jax .
Subway (Edgewood Plaza)
2261 Edgewood Ave; W., Jax
231 E. Forsyth St., Jax
Welcome Food Mart
6401 Wilson Blvd., Jax
Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
Chamber Of Commerce
1737 Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
Kingsley Ave., Orange Park
4220 Wabash Ave., Jax
Park Ave., Orange Park
6008 Lake Cove Ave., Jax
7795 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
187 Arora Blvd., Orange Park
Park Ave., Orange Park
Yellow Water Mini-Mart
Bldg. 3073, Jax
Cecil Pines Adult Community
6008 Lake Love, Jax
5443 San Juan Ave., Jax
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Real Estate Wanted
LAND FOR SALE 82.3 ACRES
Bristol Go. Pierce County. Large
pond with high drIvable dame.
Approximately 50 acres of Long
Leaf Pines. Electric power on site,
LOTS OF DEER AND TURKEY.
Owner will finance. Call cell
904-753-1846 or home 904-261-0339
10881 GARDEN ST:
Across from Cary State Forest's East
entrance where horseback riding,
bicycling & walking the trails are
welcome. All brick home on 1 acre.
4/3 split firpln w/upstairs Bonus
room. Debbie Williams 0 Charnelle
Whittemore Realty (904) 838-0370.
1182 JONES RD:
JUST REDUCED Immaculate DW
on 1 acre. Backs up to a 4 acre
pond that's perfect for fishing or
lust relaxing. Plenty of room for
toys, pets & horses. Please contact
Debble Williams 0 Charnelle
Whittemore Realty (904)838-0370.
$800 Tax Credit Exp. 4/31/2011, some VA
buyers eligible, 3 bdrm/ I2b Only $973
mo. pill, Call 904-9554769 for more Info.
$000 Tax Credit Exp. 4/31/2011, some VA
buyers ellgible4 bdrm/3ba Only $1161 mo.
pil Call 904-95-4769 for more Info.
V Orange Park
/ Clay County
For Sole by owner, price reduced
$210,000. Built in 1988., Brick front and
stucco, 1888sqft. 3br/2ba, 2 car garage,
updated screen In patio & new roof.
1569 Royal Fern Ln., Orange Park
n2M Cal onla9a04 24-2 6 orA.Ar9io 11
Clean Larpets, New amT And Large Bedroom
with an Amazing Walk-in Closet.
Water, garbage and yard included in rent.
Only 6 Miles
to NAS Jax!
Call Pamela Welch
Island Reality, Inc.
Law Offices of
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Experienced Criminal Defense Litigator
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428-A Osceola Avenue
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
904-425-9647 -Toll Free: 866-01-2193
Free criminal consultation Credit cards accepted.
/ Clay County
In Clav Cnuntv
Approved Short Sale Price
$126,000 close in Junel
3954 Trail Ridge, Middleburg
3BR 2BA, 1739 sf
Preserve Lot, Like Newl
FOR SALE- 4bd/ 2ba all brick home
In beautiful Park West subdIvIsion
In Orange Park. Game room,
Inground swim spa, 1/2 acre, whole
house generator. $200,000. Call Julie
904-803-4064 or Don 904-534-8332
1994 DW 3/2
1000sf, Newly updated, ch&a, city
water, 12'x15' porch, vinyl siding,
corner lot on Collins Rd. near
DOLLAR AND DEED
Can get va a
3 bdrm, 2 bath,
2011 Model for Only $360 month
NEVER BEFORE TITLED
Factory Warranties Apply
3bdrm, 2bath Will Move.for free
Orange Park 2011 Jacobsen modular.
Landscaped Fenced lot. Owner
financing $695mo. 904-589-9585
32x80, 4bdrm, 2bath
Only $475 month
Will Move 4 Free
Lots For Sale
WESTSIDE- Lot with city water &
elec poles. Good for mobile/
modular home. Asking $39,900
Please Call 249-0346
1284 WOODRUFF AVE
3 bedrooms 100 2qre. fot $31 k
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Arlington ADOBE APTS. FRE RBET &
SPECIALSI Studlo & lbrs $400- $450
NearTown & Co Shp CIr 904-745-0460
Beautiful Apartment Community
exclusively for independent senior
living on a fixed income. Rated 81
in area Move In Special $99! sO
security dep w.a.c. Only 4 units
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Call otter 3pm, Specials 262-6021
WESTSIDE- OFF 103rd
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REFERENCES REQ. $59 778217
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BUT 3 MONTHS FREE ON 2BRII1
CALL NOWII 904.781.616
Baymeadows / 9A
Immaculate town home 2/2.5,
W/D, Lrg closets, gated, pool
& gym. $925mo., good credit
required. Call 904-716-8855
Beautiful two bedroom two bath
newly remodeled 948 square foot
condo for rent on the Saint 3ohns
river In Orange Park Florida for
$1,100. Located at 2223 Astor St
Orange park, also known as The
Villas Continental. This lovely
condo Is nestled very nicely on a
quite cove along The Saint Johns
River. Ground unit with river view
from the back porch and private
laundry facility. Enloy a quite
upscale living lust 5 miles from
NAS JAX, available for move in
May 1st. Please make sure to ask
about our military discount.
1,100/mo with $900 security deposit.
Please call Jay 0 904-894-9903
ARGYLE 3/2, Living Room, Dining
Room, Split BR, ceiling fans, fenced yard.
$1095 Refs. required 778-2897
2 car garage,
New tile and paint. $1200mo.
+sec dep Available April .1st
ON DR'S LAKL4/3 home
pool, sauna, dock with
working boat lift. $2000m+dep.
Avail 7/1. 904-237-04S1/904-352-9961
Ponte Vedra East of AIA. 35 Jeffer-
son Ave, 3 BR/2 BA house. New
kitchen, tile, carpet, central air, &
point. No pets $1250/mo. 738-3092
Fenced yard, carport, EXTRA
clean, pets ok, $940 month +
1st+ last + security deposit.
2005, 28x80 Fleetwood, 1st & last
down $495mo. Call 904-589-9585
Mlddleburg 2008 Jacobsen modular 2
oc lot, paved road, owner has
financing $695mo. 904-589-95s
SMALL 1 BED ROOM MOBILE
HOME ON SECURE LOT WITH
ON SITE PARKING VERY
CLEAN $400 MONTH PLUS
DEPOSIT LOCATED ON THE
WESTSIDE NEAR BASE NO
PETS A MUST TO SEE CALL
WESTSIDE Close to NAS JAX
Seeking responsible & reliable
person to share home,
separate bath, clean, no pets,
no drugs, utilities & cable included
Preferably female. 904-307-2890
ARLINGTON /W'side/ N'slde -
Furnished, phone, TV, w/d, ch&a.
Work at Home
MEDICAL ASSISTANT Needed for
on OBGYN / infertility Southside
office. Salary commensurate with
exp. Please fax
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area. 5om-5:30pm, n-F. FL
AC. Heitlng, Fuel
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Arts & Crafts
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SFood Freezer GA 13.1 cu
SDeuxe, exc. cond-. 100.
& GE Hot Point top
freezer/refrigerator Exc. cond.
Broan 30" Stainless Steel
Ronge hood 545
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ALL QUALITY FURNITURE LOW
SS Solo set 5399, PFl, o.to Queen
Motress $175, 5pe edroorr set
$399, House Packages LOW $SS C.I.
A NEW QUEEN PT
STILL IN FACTORY SEALED
PLASTIC. Sacrifice S150. Can
deliver. Appt. only
Beautiful Fairfield Traditional Love
Seat with decorative throw pillows.
Needle point floral design on front
in coral and beige. Excellent con-
dition. Ideal for professional office
or home. $900. 573-9344 or 762-5998.
BED. Iron frame, tubulor
posts w/Irg brass tops Very
Od, but in great condo. S425.
Great Distinction brown all leather
large chair with ottoman. Sold new
for $2000. Will sell for $1,000.
Excellent condition. 573-9344 or
Newer Furniture 4 Sale. Call for
items look on line 904.58-9 7453
Reiner Swivels Rocks suede
I C ., $195 Rolliop desk
0w/chair $2959 All like new. Tul-
bes $100. 904-874 6814
Solid wood Adirondack
Rocker, like new $50 obo.
vy League medium oak bed
Room set, full s, dresser, mir-
ror. nightstond, sleih bed.
Sex c. cond $8 00
Green Couch $250; love seat
$200; leather couch, end
recliners $400. All very good
SAdi. beds (2) twin extra long,
doubles as a king size beds.
Head, foot elevated nnleoan
therapy, exc cond. $50l. b.jin .,r
4 Wood bdrm set, 9 drwr
dresser, 2 night this, bed
tjfrome, headbrd $350oho.
30+ Families. 8101 Philips
Hwy. Boymeodows. Next to
IPharmacy. 8-3, Sat. 9 Apr.
Parking at Antique Mall.
NEIGHBORHOOD GARAGE SALE
PARKWIDE WITH MANY
WIDE VARIETY OF ITEMS.
SAT., APRIL 9TH, 8AM-1PM
Middleburg The Ravines Multi Fam-
ily Garage Sale. VARIOUS items!
1 mile east of Blanding on CR 218,
Sat. 4/9 8a-lp. Public welcome.
Northside Fri & Sat 9-3, 248 W 68th
St. lots of goodies, glassware, misc.
SAN JOSE ANTIQUE MARKET
SPRING YARD SALE I!
5107 San Jose Sat. 4/9f 8am until.
SOUTHSIDE Deercreek Yard Sale
over 50 families, Sat. April 9,
9am-lpm off Southside Blvd. near
Avenues Moll Watson / NEFAR
parking lot. Rain date April 23rd.
Experience the excitement
of KB Home's newest
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Pony Rides Free Funnel Cakes Model Home Tours
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From the $130s
* 1- and 2-story homes
* 1 model home, 8 floor plans
* 1,552-3,181 sq. ft.
* 3-6 bedrooms, 2-3 baths
* 2-car garages
From 1-295, exit .-: -: Bvd. B eadrng
south. Turn right on Old Jerr--gs Rd. then
right onto Tynes Rd. Community :s aoee on
the left. (904) 683-8690
Broker Cooperation Welcome. 2' 5 - 5
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Mer oor-en 'elcormed. **V.25924
HOME PAINTING nside &out
Pressure washg & &ir repair. 641-8707
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Garage Sale Supplies
HUGE CHURCH GARAGE SALE ClOw COw PP n~,wF CC Peg8
InMide do 7 Sournsae 8 1,d + 32256 C r ~L 94 -5232, 27410
Sotvrda v. A*rII mn 'orL.*to. Don't
miss mtis one. LOIS Of SuT' "EnIr Bgid;o9 Pups AKC
Gern Shrtoired Pointer, AKC
fia m 1/ l n PuP c n acb+OQI.n
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ROTTWEILER PUPS FOR SALE.
FILL DIRT CHEAP AC . hon mr-ks!
Coll David ot: 416-6459 WOLF HYBRID CUBS sBi a BeAu~
ftiul $375. CoIl Ats For Lee 4 S 471
Mower for sol. 2004 Simoitcityv 5'
Champion zero-turn, commrrclot
gr0de r ,drJ. i,e dOr ,. l'*
M~~del i6l,5 'O .' .
engine. 12wI ',w '' i* 6T
, Yard Machin e P.'rg i/o er
T 5 ) I IP rnt Ihj 13"l?'.
tlnen ring Ic larJr..,. enter
oe rr 2is Ad aicnul dia
Smoods Apr 200, Soll $260.
(4) 17" Tires w/chrome rims,
I Good cond. Looks great on
lNsosan Hondo or Toyota
DIABETIC TEST STRIPS
I BUY sealed, unexpired boxes.
FILL DIRT CHEAPII1
Call : 416-6459
Large Stainloss Stoel Round Bird
Cage In good condition, $250.00.
573-114 or 762-549M.
SCtmttery Plots (2) at Jack-
S1,onviile Memory Gordens In
PVI Orange Pk, Moson4c Garden
Plot 164 &.165. $3300.
SHARP 3" TV $20. Golf bogs
lbogl w/cover $35. Black $25
iClub $10-15. Motorcycle hel-
met 15. 904-384-7m09
A Tile Sow. Tab, 7", 3/4 H.P. In
orlg. box, never used. Pd $90.
Sacrifice $40 268-2482
FRANCHI Model 720 20 guage 3"
automatic shotgun, como. New in
box. 850 OBO 904-502-3744
&Lf*estyl PFitness Trainer
2003 Starcraft- Model 2110L Pop-up
Camper for saol. Very good condi-
tion, o$400.00 BO call 407-617-6749
V Wanted to
Buy or Trade
$Cash$ for lunk cars 200+. Free
towing, must have title. 781-3813
BORDER COLLIE PUPS all colors
champ bloodlines call 912-422-3982
Go to www.walkerkennel.com
CHIHUAHUAS PUPPIES CKC
1st shots, dewormed 904-524-4689
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, 1. nY, r"n Cowi, l-tfI r on 2007V
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RV's & Supplies
Camping Membership Lifetime
. -- r to coast u Cr.'.-,u F LA.
lr '< f" night jIIn'u,. Paid
li2 Must selsle tS91S. 1-MO-23A-4t7
/ Mini Bikes
BARGAIN ? B,'Le Yamaha Wolver-
.ne v F / IS v L Util Vehicles
NEVER BEEN USED $4000 per
OBO Also sold seoarotely. Call Don
Hondo VTX1300S 2005.
Black, wndshld, Irg hard Ithr bags,
backrest. 400+ mis. Just serviced.
Runs greatly Asking $6000. One
flaw: quarter sized scuff on front
fender... must see the pics.
8 4 3 6 9 o7 4 3 4
t1 inotty .snith. I i Ogni I corn
/ Mini Bikes
SHarley Dovidson 7;7 'xri
I340cc 33Kmlls. rex it,
Vla ter, Lro. cI e'rv.3 Car
2003 Su1 k SV Cl00 S'. rB .
1low m i', oTs Of etro's
1924FORD TRACK POLDSTE :
steel oy. e -- : :
904-280-3822. cll 77-53-94
BMW $30i 2001 Jet Block ton
leather 73,000 mi es, ollov ws ls
automatic steptronic tran, CO
Xenon lights, Good condi on,
no problems asking tS1 250
Coll Bob 904-23-7986
SMercury Grand MarQuil LS
96. 38kmi's, driven only in
own miles Or Senior Citizen
Trailiers / SUVs
NISSAN KING CAB LE 2006
E -tir. cond, orig owner
48k miles, Auto $13,900. 786-027
f LEXUS RX300 2002
T I t Exc. cond.
FORD RANGER XLT Ext.
cab. '94, AT, ST/PB Trans.
V 196kmi, exc. working truck.
$Cash$ for lunk cars 200+. Free
towing, must have title. 781-3813
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.
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CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE
7233 Blmndg Bd. 7775500
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OF THE AVENUES
11333 Philips Hwy. 370-1300
KI OFORANGE PARK
6373 Blane gBld.
4620 Soutde Bvd.
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7700 Blanding Bvd. 777-3673
SMB OF OlIU PARK
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KEITH PB1 TOYOTA
5501 Yarqena CTie
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1310 Cassa Ae. 384561
TOM BUSH VOUSWAOEN
9850 Allantc Boleard
2810St Augusine Rd.
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