The Kings Bay periscope


Material Information

The Kings Bay periscope
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Ultra Type Inc.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
Publication Date:


Subjects / Keywords:
Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage:
United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville


Dates or Sequential Designation:
Began with v. 1, no. 1 (June 15, 1979).
Issuing Body:
Published for the Naval Submarine Support Base, Kings Bay, Ga.
General Note:
Description based on: Mar. 14, 1997; title from caption.
General Note:
Earlier issues published: Kings Bay, Ga. : Naval Submarine Support Base. Jacksonville, Fla. : Ultra Type Inc. <1997->
General Note:
Latest issue consulted: Jan. 30, 1998.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
oclc - 57252699
lccn - 2004233881
lcc - VA70.G4 K56
System ID:

This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


Up Periscope What do you do for family fun? Page 9 Cold War War in Korea ends, but not Asian interests Page 12 Nathan home Service dog matched with Wounded Warrior Page 13 DOD creates 7 sexual assault initiatives Hagel announces new sexual assault response, prevention eortsDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced seven new initiatives to strengthen and standardize the departments sexual assault prevention and response eort, Aug. 15. In a memo to the eld, Hagel called elimination of sexual assault in the military one of the departments top priorities. is eort requires our absolute and sustained commitment to providing a safe environment in which every service member and DOD civilian is free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault, he wrote in a statement. Our success depends on a dynamic and responsive approach. We, therefore, must continually assess and strive to improve our prevention and response programs. On May 6, 2013, the secretary directed the services and defense agencies to strengthen the program in commander accountability, command climate, victim advocacy and safety. e secretarys initiatives announced strengthen these areas further. ey include: The secretary directed the services to improve victim legal support. He direct ed the service secretaries to create a legal advocacy program to provide legal representation to sexual assault victims throughout the judicial process. He set Nov. 1, 2013, as an initial operating capacity for this and for it to be fully functional by Jan. 1, 2014. Hagel directed that pre-trial investi gative hearings of sexual assault-related charges are conducted by Judge Advocate General ocers. e secretary directed service secretaries to enhance protections calling on them to develop and implement policies allowing for the reassignment or transfer of members accused of committing sexual assault or related oense. Hagel wants this done in order to eliminate continued contact while Obama condemns Egyptian violenceMilitary exercise cancelled, jet ghter delivery postponedPresident Barack Obama condemned the recent violence in Egypt that has taken the lives of more than 500 people and wounded thousands more and announced Aug. 15 the U.S. is cancelling participation in next months Bright Star Exercise with the Egyptian military in response. Speaking from Marthas Vineyard, Mass., Obama also said he has asked his national security team to study other steps his administration might take in response to the crisis. e United States has already postponed delivery to Egypt of F-16 ghter jets in response to violence over the past month. e president said Egypt is on a dangerous path, and called on supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi as well as the military-backed interim government to negotiate an end to the crisis. We appreciate the complexity of the situation, Obama said. While Mohammed Morsi was elected president in a democratic election, his government was not inclusive, and did not respect the views of all Egyptians. Obama noted that probably a majority of Egyptians were dissatised with Morsis rule. While we do not believe force is a way to resolve political differences, after the militarys intervention several weeks ago, there remained a chance for political reconciliation and an opportunity to pursue a democratic path, he said. e result, unfortunately, has been hundreds of deaths. Let me say, the Egyptian people deserve better than what weve seen over the last several days, the president said. And to the Egyptian people, let me say, the cycle of violence and escalaDirector of Undersea Warfare Division speaks to number of topicsQuestion: When you heard you were coming to Washington to head OPNAVs Undersea Warfare Division, did you expect to be focusing so much on the future of payloads? Answer: Frankly, it didnt surprise me. I was weapons ocer on Pollack, the rst ship I served in, and later ops ocer in Mariano Vallejos Gold crew, so I saw rst hand that bringing weapons to bear on an enemy is the ultimate measure of any war ship. Since then our understanding of pay loads has gotten more complex. eyre not just weapons anymore. While the Navy continues to value the traditional submarine combat prowess, theres been a growing recognition of the submarines intelligencegathering capabilities and the role it can play in shaping the landscape prior to war. e Submarine Force stands ready to ght and win our nations wars, but if we can provide national decision-makers with the information or options necessary to pre vent war, all the better. While submarines still often operate alone and unafraid, were moving into a future where we need to expand each submarines range of inuence. Well need to share data with o-hull sensors and platforms to build the big picture prior to combat and then provide eective com mand and control for longer-range weapons. My first priority is an integrated plan for the future. Rear Adm. Barry Bruner Director of Undersea Warfare Division Check us out Online! Culinary award added to list of SSBNs honorse Culinary Specialists from the USS Alaska (SSBN 732) Gold crew were presented their trophy as the top food service department in the submarine force Aug. 14 at an awards ceremony at Trident Training Facility on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e Capt. Edward F. Ney Memorial Award is an annual awards, co-sponsored by the International Food Service Execu tives Asso ciation (IF SEA), that encour ages excellence in Navy Food Service programs with the objective of improving the quality of life for Navy personnel. e level of dedication our CSs have toward their craft is absolutely amazing, said Cmdr. Robert Wirth, Alaska Gold com mand ing ocer. e Ney Award is one of the most competitive recognitions in Ney to USS Alaska ... food is one of the biggest morale boosters ... Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich Navy Supply Systems Command


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Memorial Run at Trident LakesThe 9-11 Memorial Run We Shall Never Forget, supporting local firefighters, will be at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 at Trident Lakes Golf Club. For more information, contact Capt. James Todd at (912) 322-6722 or Firefighter Scott Brock at (305) 434-2871.Habitat build poker run Nov. 16The Habitat Ride to Build Poker Run, benefitting Habitat for Humanity of Camden County, will be Nov. 16. The ride begins and ends at VFW of Kingsland. Cost is $20 for rider and one passenger, one poker hand, cookout, music. For more information, contact Haylinder at (912) 552-4563.Student rewards back at NEXIn the Navy Exchanges A-OK Student Reward Program qualied students participate quarterly drawings for monetary awards of $2,500, $1,500, $1,000 or $500 for a total of $5,500 per quarter for college. e next drawing will be at the end of August. Any eligible full-time student that has a B-grade point average equivalent or better may enter. Eligible students include dependent children of active duty military members, reservists and military retirees enrolled in rst through 12th grade. Each student may enter only once each grading period and must re-enter with each qualifying report card. To enter, stop by any NEX with a current report card and have a NEX associate verify the minimum grade average. Fill out an entry card and obtain an A-OK ID, which entitles the student to discount coupons for NEX products and services. Since the program began, NEXCOM has awarded more than $611,000 in Series EE U.S. savings bonds and monetary awards with the help of its generous vendor partners. Base lost & found has found itemsThere is lost and abandoned property, such as watches, rings and cell phones, at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Navy Security. If you have any information reference to any items, contact Detective Michael Palmer, Monday through Friday, at (912) 573-9343 or by e-mail, Now hear this! A recently released Naval message reminds service members that in todays Navy, no Sailor needs to make an all or nothing career decision, ocials said Aug. 14. NAVADMIN 198/13 outlines the various Continuum of Service programs that allow Sailors to transition between the active component and Reserve component. AC to RC Career Waypoint-Re-enlistment transition to the Selected Reserve with Intermediate Stop orders allows active-duty enlisted Sailors to request and receive approval for SELRES quotas through the C-WAY-Reenlistment process, either in their current rate or in another rate in which they are qualied for direct conversion. e SELRES Delayed Aliation Program enables separating AC Sailors to request a delay in SELRES aliation if current year SELRES quotas are unavailable or if the Sailor is unable to aliate immediately due to transitional civilian obligations during their transition. In return for a future SELRES quota reservation, SELRES DAP Sailors will be required to meet a minimum participation level in the Individual Ready Reserve. RC to AC/Full-Time Support C-WAY-Transition automates the current application process, and SELRES Sailors can continue to work with their Command Career Counselor to view and apply for RC2AC/FTS Augmentation opportunities for which they are qualied. ere are three RC2AC transition programs available to Sailors: Denite Recall, Indenite Recall/ Augmentation, and SELRES to FTS. e Denite Recall program gives RC ocer and enlisted Sailors the opportunity to perform active duty recall orders to ll specic AC or FTS billets for a period of 1 to 3 years. Personnel remain in the RC and compete for promotion with other RC members while on denite recall orders and then return to their previous status at the completion of orders. e Indenite Recall (ocer)/ Augmentation (enlisted) program gives RC ocers and enlisted Sailors the opportunity to ll AC community shortfalls. Ocer designators are changed to AC and enlisted Sailors sign a new AC enlistment contract. ese programs leverage existing skill sets to improve AC community health, and provide Sailors an opportunity to resume or begin a career in the AC. e last transition program for Reservists is SELRES to FTS. SELRES ocers apply for transfer and redesignation to the FTS communities via a semi-annual board. Selected applicants will remain in the RC, but will have their designators changed. e Navy Reserve also oers a two-year deployment deferment for Sailors who join within six months of leaving active duty. Detailers and CCCs with access to the C-WAY information technology system can submit Sailors requests for transition to an active-duty or Reserve billet. e Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benets to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees Aug. 14. After a review of the departments benet policies following the Supreme Courts ruling that Section ree of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies, the Defense Department will make spousal and family benets available no later than Sept. 3, 2013, regardless of sexual orientation, as long as service member-sponsors provide a valid marriage certicate. e Department of Defense remains committed to ensuring that all men and women who serve in the U.S. military, and their families, are treated fairly and equally as the law directs. Entitlements such as TRICARE enrollment, basic allowance for housing and family separation allowance are retroactive to the date of the Supreme Courts decision. Any claims to entitlements before that date will not be granted. For those members married after June 26, 2013, entitlements begin at the date of marriage. We recognize that same-sex military couples who are not stationed in a jurisdiction that permits samesex marriage would have to travel to another jurisdiction to marry. at is why the department will implement policies to allow military personnel in such a relationship nonchargeable leave for the purpose of travelling to a jurisdiction where such a marriage may occur. is will provide accelerated access to the full range of benets offered to married military couples throughout the department, and help level the playing eld between opposite-sex and same-sex couples seeking to be married. For civilian benets administered government-wide to federal employees, the Department of Defense will follow the Oce of Personnel Management and the Department of Labors guidance to ensure that the same benets currently available to heterosexual spouses are also available to legally married same-sex spouses.Same-sex spouse benets extended Defense Department All or nothing decision not needed Personnel Command During pregnancy, there is a great deal of concern about certain food-borne diseases, and it is important to be wellinformed about risks and potential consequences of these diseases. When preg nant, becoming infected with a food borne disease can have severe conse quences. Many foodborne diseases can cause mom to be become dehydrated and malnourished, harming the baby indirectly, while others can cause direct harm to the fetus itself. Some foodborne illnesses are of greater concern than others. For example, Listeria is a rare, but serious bacterial infection that can cause severe consequences including stillbirth or abortion. It typical starts with u-like symptoms, which can include fever, headache, vomiting and diarrhea. Because Listeria is able to grow at refrigerator temperature, it is most commonly found on deli meat, soft cheeses Brie, Camembert, Roquefort, feta, Gorgonzola and cold smoked sh. Other examples of common foodborne diseases include Campylobacter and Salmonella. Both of these bacterial infections are common in undercooked meat. In addition, Salmonella can also be found on raw, unwashed vegetables. Both of these can cause gastrointestinal issues including vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramping, but have the potential to cause still birth or premature labor. Basic kitchen hygiene is crucial to preventing many of the foodborne diseases of concern. is includes cooking meat thoroughly, washing fresh fruits and vegetables, cleaning surfaces between prepping dierent foods, thoroughly reheating left-over food, and storing food at appropriate temperatures. Above is a table giving the appropriate cooking temperatures for dierent types of meat. And, it is important to check these temperatures internally with a meat thermometer, placed in the thickest portion of the meat. In addition, it is best to keep your refrigerator below 40 degrees Fahrenheit during pregnancy to help decrease the likelihood of foodborne illness. It is also best to completely avoid the following foods during pregnancy: soft cheeses, raw meat, sushi, raw shellsh, raw egg yolk, unpasteurized cider, raw sprouts and unwashed raw fruits and vegetables. If you have any questions, you can consult your healthcare provider. Also, the Center for Disease control has an excellent Web site that gives specic guidelines for pregnant women at pregnancy/infections.htmlMeat Pork roasts and chops Beef, veal, lamb Ground beef, veal, lamb & pork Ground poultry Chicken breast Whole poultry Lunch meat Temperature (degrees F) 145 145 160 165 170 180 Cooked until steaming Practice food safety when pregnant Four-Legged World By Capt. Lauren Seal Kings Bay Veterinarian tion needs to stop. We call on the Egyptian authorities to respect the universal rights of the people. We call on those who are protesting to do so peacefully, and condemn the attacks that weve seen by protesters, including on churches. the Fleet with dozens of outstanding food service programs striving for the same achieve-ment. Ive been privileged to be served by our CSs, and I know our crew is extremely happy with their work. As many of the awardwinning CSs shipmates attending the ceremony stated, food service is one of, if not the most, important lynchpins in the crews morale. High-quality food prepared fresh daily by Culinary Specialists is one of the biggest morale boosters the Navy provides, said Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command Rear Adm. Mark Heinrich in a press release from NAVSUP Oce of Corporate Communications. More scratch cooking, updated menus and increased on-the-job training for Culinary Specialists are dening the future of Navy food service. Alaska Golds 2013 Ney is the second time in three years a boat from Kings Bay has won the award; USS Maryland (SSBN 738) (Gold) won the award in 2011. e award continues the streak of outstanding performance this year by the Alaska crew after winning consecutive Battle E awards and the Omaha Trophy. e 2013 Ney winners include: Submarine Category First Place: USS Alaska (SSBN 732) Runner Up: USS Maine (SSBN 741) First Place: USS Reuben James (FFG 57) Runner Up: USS Robert G. Bradley (FFG 49) First Place: USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) Runner Up: USS Stockdale (DDG 106) First Place: USS Wasp (LHD 1) Runner Up: USS Boxer (LHD 4) Aircraft Carrier Category First Place: USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Runner Up: USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) Continental U.S. General Mess category Large General Mess Category First Place: Naval Air Station Oceana, Va. Runner Up: Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla. Small General Mess Category First Place: Naval Base Kitsap, Wash. Runner Up: Naval Fleet Activities Yokosuka, JapanNeyEgypt


Navy College information RoboNation is gearing up for a larger, more competitive, global event that is entering the eld of student robotics competitions, Navy ocials announced Aug. 14. e Maritime RobotX Challenge is co-sponsored by the Oce of Naval Research, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and Singapores Ministry of Defence, which is hosting the inaugural event. e new competition, announced at AUVSIs Unmanned Systems 2013 conference in Washington, D.C., will take place Oct. 20 to 26, 2014, in Singapore and is scheduled to occur every two years. ree teams each from ve countries-the United States, Singapore, Australia, Japan and South Korea-will battle for $100,000 in prize money. e student teams will be chosen using a competitive selection model; teams may be from multiple schools. e participating countries are from the Pacic region, mirroring the U.S. militarys increasing focus on this area and the Navys direction to expand its presence there in the coming years, as stated in the [Chief of Naval Operations] Navigation Plan 2014-2018. ONR Global has an ofce in Singapore, and its a natural t for the rst challenge to be hosted by such a strong United States partner in the Pacic, said Kelly Cooper, an ONR program ocer. For the Pacic-based Maritime RobotX, each team will receive an unpowered version of the 16-foot Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel as well as a grant to build a batterypowered propulsion system and sensors. In the future, the goal is to enable the launch of micro-air vehicles and autonomous underwater vehicles from the modular WAM-V platform to demonstrate multi-domain, autonomous platform interoperability. Teams will have to suc cessfully complete a series of tasks to demonstrate navigation and control; ob stacle detection and avoidance; docking and target identication; underwater search for an acoustic source; and observation, identication and report ing of a specied target.Students do battle in robot challenge THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 Smoke can be seen as a result of the Black Forest Fire near Colorado Springs, Colo., June 12. The Black Forest Fire, started by lightning June 11, northeast of Colorado Springs, burned scores of homes and forcing large-scale evacu ations. The Colorado National Guard and U.S. Air Force Reserve assisted in firefighting efforts. Air Force photo by Capt. Darin Overstreet


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 5 Q: So whats your rst priority? A: My rst priority is an integrated plan for the future. Because of the time involved in building each submarine and their 30to 40-plus-year lifespan, were now feeling the eects of decisions made decades ago. e timing of these eects, along with scal constraints, means that we need to attack multiple problems at one time. So the Submarine Force has developed an Integrated Undersea Future Strategy designed to shape the future of platforms, payloads, payload volume, people, and force posture. Its a comprehensive strategy to make us successful in tomorrows operations and if necessary tomorrows warghting. Q: What does that mean for payloads? A: We could develop the fastest, most lethal, most accurate missile in the world, but if we cant deploy it in sucient quantity to have the desired eect, it would be a poor investment indeed. So there must be a balance between the payload, its integration with shipboard systems, and its cost. Our nearest need is for more heavyweight torpedoes. For years weve bought upgrade kits, constantly modernizing our torpedo inventory, but from the eets, the request is clear: We need more torpedoes! Beyond that, were beginning to expand beyond the tyranny of the 21-inch tube. Until recently, with the conversion of the four oldest Ohios into SSGNs, our payloads were limited to the dimensions of our 21-inch torpedo tubes and vertical launch cells. While ADCAP and TLAM prove we can do a lot in a 21-inch form factor, the laws of physics do limit what we can do. e Seawolf class has 28-inch torpedo tubes, but with only three submarines in the class, this does not provide an eective path for larger payloads. e large diameter of the SSGN payload tubes nally opened the aperture on what submarines can host. Building on this payload exibility, we made the decision to replace the twelve 21-inch vertical launch cells with two SSGN-like large-diameter Virginia Payload Tubes. e rst SSN with these tubes will deliver in 2014 and will provide an enduring platform for largediameter payloads beyond the SSGN retirement in the late 2020s. Beyond the SSGNs, were looking at the potential for additional large-diameter tubes through a concept called the Virginia Payload Module. While theres still much work to be done on the design, the concept would add four additional tubes to future Virginia SSNs, making them capable of carrying 40 Tomahawk missiles. ese additional tubes would also provide additional exibility over the forward tubes, since theyre inside the pressure hull and would allow manned access while underway. Q: Weve heard that the Block V Virginia, with VPM, will start construction in 2019. With the SSGNs scheduled to begin retiring in 2026, wont that leave a gap in payload capacity until a sucient number of VPM Virginias can be built to ll it? A: Were just beginning the true pencilto-paper engineering for VPM. While we have Navy and DoD funding support to bring the design to maturity in time for Block V, the decision to begin VPM production will be made through a standard DoD procurement process. Weve looked at the options, and we believe VPM is clearly the way ahead. With the SSGN retirement occurring at the same time as the pending SSN shortfall, and then the need to build the next-generation SSBN, building new SSGNs is simply not in the cards. If approached with the rigor that is the hallmark of submariners, designing and delivering VPM can be done so as to maintain the necessary undersea payload volume. Q: Youve mentioned the exibility of the VPMs accessible, large-diameter tubes. What sort of payloads do you have in mind for the VPM? A: Im not limiting myself to payloads for a specic platform or launching system. e beauty of large-diameter tubes whether were talking SSGN, Virginia Payload Tube, or VPM is that sheer volume and large ocean interface create additional possibilities. To store the energy needed for an AUV to conduct multiday, independent operation requires that additional space. at kind of space is only available today on an SSGN or maybe a Dry Deck Shelter-equipped SSN. Conversely, for smaller payloads, we can create multi-payload canisters like those used for TLAM. Q: Are you thinking primarily about land attack for VPM? A: TLAM capacity is the primary driver right now for VPM, but were also looking at other options for land attack as well as other missions. At some point the Navy will have to move beyond TLAM. Its a highly capable weapon, but it does have some limitations. A subsonic missile only travels so fast, and this presents long-term challenges in defeating advanced air defense networks or engaging high-value mobile targets. Another potential weapon would be a next generation anti-ship missile. Extending the reach of anti-ship weapons is a goal across the Navy. For submarines, this could take the form of an anti-ship missile or an extended-range torpedo. Q: Are any defensive weapons being considered for the VPM? A: A submarines rst line of defense is its stealth. If you cant be found, you dont need to give up limited space for defensive-only systems. Compare that to a surface combatant, where a large number of the vertical launch cells are dedicated to anti-air missiles, limiting the number of cells available for oensive payloads like TLAM. Since payload space is limited, and the eet demand for oensive power is high, adding new weapons to the submarine mix likely will not happen if it comes at the expense of our current oensive capabilities. Beyond that, while not done with VPM in mind, weve previously demonstrated the ability to launch an AIM-9 anti-air missile from underwater. Consider the mindset change for a helicopter pilot if they knew that the rst indication of a nearby submarine was an inbound missile. Again, we have to balance that against the striking power the Navy needs from its submarines. Q: What about payloads that are not kinetic? A: Non-kinetic payloads are a major future growth area where the exibility and accessibility of the large-diameter tubes can pay big dividends. As mobile sensors advance, we can relieve our submarines from some high-risk or lower-payo tasking. is will allow us to more eciently use our submarines for the missions theyre best suited for. Conversely, a submarine acting as the mother ship for a group of UUVs would give that submarine greatly extended eyes and ears. To bring this to fruition will require enhanced tactical communications and power systems. For submarine, surface-ship, and independent use, the Navy is developing a system called the LargeDisplacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle. e goal is for LDUUV to serve as a common bus that can carry various payload capabilities and operate independently for weeks on end. e Ofce of Naval Research is working on the navigation and autonomy needed for independent operations. ONR is already developing the energy storage needed to sustain onboard systems and propel the vehicle for weeks on end. Unmanned aircraft, ground vehicles and surface vessels can all take advantage of the eciency humans have wrung out of air-breathing engines. Operating underwater, airbreathing engines dont work so well. is limitation is why the U.S. Submarine Force runs on nuclear power! Q: Isnt that endurance goal ambitious? A: Yes, but the endurance issue is one more reason why submarine support for LDUUV is important. Operating underwater creates incredible engineering challenges challenges we have worked through for over a century in submarines. But the payo from undersea systems is the stealth. Satellites, radars, and a Sailors eye all have the same general limitation when it comes to seeing underwater. So how do you maintain the LDUUVs ability to covertly patrol an area if it doesnt have the legs for a long transit? You launch and recover by submarine. Now launch and recovery from a submarine creates additional challenges, but were investing in the technology to make it happen. Were building a prototype Universal Launch and Recovery Module that will extend from an SSGN tube and provide a horizontal platform. Further work will be necessary to shrink the design for tactical use in the shorter Virginia tubes. e goal is to leave as much of the tube volume available for the payload as possible. is concept may also open up new possibilities for supporting special operating forces in the future. Maybe we host the SEAL Delivery Vehicle in a vertical tube and operate without a Dry Deck Shelter. Q: How soon do you expect that to happen? A: LDUUV is still in the prototyping stages, but operational units will be available by the end of the decade. We dont want to wait until LDUUV is ready to smooth out all the expected kinks in manning, CONOPs, launch and recovery, or command and control. Were going to move forward on the submarine interfaces and mission development now. e commercial industry already has UUVs available. ese systems generally dont have the desired level of endurance or autonomy but will allow us to build on the database of knowledge. By approaching the payload and payload interface in a modular fashion, we follow the pace of innovation at a much lower overall cost. Q: You said before that your near-term priority is restarting torpedo construction. Why is this necessary? A: As you look around the world, the potential adversary navies are growing in size and sophistication. is presents the eet with more potential targets, and targets that are best not attacked head on. Submarines provide an asymmetric way of attacking surface ships and are still the most potent anti-submarine weapon in the arsenal. e message from the eets is loud and clear: We need more torpedoes! Weve had tremendous success over the years upgrading the ADCAP performance. Current torpedo design, though, does impose some limitations. As we move forward, were going to expand on some of the concepts in the UUV realm, primarily modularity. Modularity is already baked into how we build Virginia submarines and update our combat and sonar systems. A more modular design for the torpedo would create a b us that would allow much more rapid upgrade to propulsion, energy storage, guidance and control, and/or payload. Yes, I know Im now talking about interchangeable payloads on a payload. is will allow us to leverage new technologies as they become available. For example, we could enhance the weapons navigation abilities now, and learn the lessons now, while waiting for long-endurance technologies to bear fruit. Or maybe the endurance comes rst a modular design allows us more decision space. Q: What about defenses against torpedoes? A: Adversary torpedoes are getting more eective, and were taking that into account. Again, for a submarine, our primary defense is our stealth. Beyond that, we need to make sure our active countermeasures continue to pace torpedo development. Getting back to submarine stealth, the future may contain decoys that can spoof a variety of sensors. We normally think of stealth as lowering our signature, and this could be acoustic, hydrodynamic, electromagnetic, etc. But that is only half the equation. With sonar, we talk about signal-to-noise ratio. For some scenarios the payo may be better if we raise ambient noise. For example, why not make a hostile helicopter spend time and fuel prosecuting a decoy periscope instead of prosecuting one of our submarines? Q: At the Naval Submarine League Symposium, you mentioned a new way to conduct prompt long-range strike against time-critical, high-priority targets. Could you tell us more about that? A: e idea of promptly striking highvalue targets anywhere in the world is not new. What is new are the advances in technology that would make it possible to do so. Today, the United States has the ability to promptly strike anywhere in the world, but only with nuclear weapons. e challenge, then, is: Can you build a system that is easily distinguished from our nuclear systems? We should try. A maritime system is still at the concept stage, but it opens up many new options for national decision-makers. e long ranges possible would prevent an adversary from retaining a safe haven deep inland. e short ight times would allow engaging mobile targets that may not be possible today. e far-forward nature of submarine operations also means that a submarine missile does not need nearly the same maximum range as a missile based in the continental United States. People typically underestimate the vast size of the Pacic Ocean. Moving the missile thousands of miles closer greatly reduces the technological jump required for success. What I want to make clear is that this is not envisioned to be used on our SSBNs that would lead to an unacceptable level of ambiguity to countries like Russia or China. In the past, people have oated the idea of replacing the nuclear weapons on a few Trident missiles with conventional bodies. While this is technically feasible, the potential for misinterpretation by other countries makes this untenable. e next question is how many missiles would you need to eld day-to-day for conventional deterrence, and how many for surge at the start of the ght. ose are questions that still require study, and the answers will depend in large part on exactly what performance is possible. Q: Before you have to get on to other business, is there any last thought youd like to leave with our readers? A: Over the last few years, senior leaders both in the Navy and the Department of Defense have used some submarine acquisition programs as examples of success specically, the Virginia-class program and the Acoustic Rapid COTS Insertion Program. Much of the success is due to their modular concepts. We do not have the luxury going forward of pursuing exotic one-of-a-kind systems. Systems made of common, interchangeable parts are the way of the future. is allows for rapid, incremental changes that pace the advances of commercial technology. Lt. Cmdr. John T. Gonser is the military editor of Undersea Warfare Magazine. Bruner


A Navy Seabee underwent a stem cell donation procedure at Georgetown University Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., during the week of July 28, that may save the life of a patient diagnosed with a life-threatening blood disease. Steelworker 2nd Class Andrew M. King, assigned to Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11, was identied as a 100 percent match for a specic patient in need of a marrow transplant three weeks ago. King made a peripheral blood stem cell donation, a process that took nearly four hours to complete. e patients identity and the exact date of the PBSC collection are protected under federal condentiality laws. King, a 24-year old native of Lindstrom, Minn., was completing Navy boot camp when he became a volunteer marrow donor in 2009 through the C. W. Bill Young Department of Defense Marrow Donor Program. A lot of people volunteered, King said. ey took a few cheek swabs, and that was it. It was pretty easy. Four years later King received a call informing him that he was a preliminary match, meaning he had about a one in 10 chance of being an acceptable match, but further testing was required to which King consented. Six weeks later he got the call. I was very surprised, King said. Not only was I an acceptable match, I was a 100 percent perfect match. King agreed to donate, and the process was set in motion. He was own from his battalions homeport, Gulfport, Miss., to Washington D.C. for a physical examination and further health testing, and a date was scheduled to collect stem cells from Kings circulating blood. According to the programs Web site, www., there are two types of donation procedures; bone marrow and PBSC. e transplant center requested that blood stem cells be collected from Kings circulating blood rather than from his bone marrow thus determining the PBSC donation. King began receiving daily injections of a synthetic hormone to increase the number of blood stem cells in his bloodstream four days prior to his scheduled donation procedure. A fth injection took place the day of the collection. e collection process routed Kings circulating blood through a machine that separates out the blood stem cells before returning the blood back to his body. Doctors told King that the injections as well as the PBSC collection might cause body aches or headaches, but a week removed from the collection, King said he experienced no ill eects. Due to condentiality laws, neither the donor nor the patient was informed of one anothers identity. King was told only that the patient has a blood cancer and that his donation can potentially save the patients life. ey said I will receive a call a year after the donation, and I can decide then if I want to know the identity of the patient and if I want the patient to know who I am, said King, who is not ready to make that decision yet. An overnight hospital stay is the norm following a PBSC collection, but King chose to forgo that in favor of getting back to his family and his job. Ombudsman Assembly Meeting Aug. 26The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m.,Aug. 26. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre you frustrated with your children? Would you like sug gestions on how to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without ask ing them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, some times you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A mini mum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512.Veterans Affairs rep visits Kings BayA Department of Veterans Affairs representative for Kings Bay is in the office from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are required. Service members wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506.Ombudsman Basic Training comingAn Ombudsman Basic Training course for prospective Ombudsman, new Ombudsman and Command Support Spouses will be at Fleet and Family Support Center Bldg. 1051. This class will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 to 30. For more information and to register, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFFSC will take most of its regu lar workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of ve partici pants. Additionally, person nel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with hu man resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a pre sentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Person nel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. Military Resumes 3-part series will helpThis three-part series of onehour sessions walks participants through the practical and cre ative aspects of applying military experience to build a successful document for a post-military job search. Participants should bring a copy of his or her Verification of Military Experience and Training, at least three evalua tions and information on any licenses or certifications held. Optional documents are award letters and transcripts. This workshop is, 11 a.m. to noon, Aug. 22 and 29. Registration is required. For more information, call 573-4513.Anger management seminar Aug. 28Anger is not an effective method for getting what you want and is often a smoke screen for other emotions. This workshop is slated for 8:30 a.m. to noon, Aug. 28. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors help ful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops Sailor donates stem cells 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013


Intramural Sports is challenging you. e Kings Bay Pre-Season Football Combine for active duty only is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 28 and Sept. 4. Bring your A game and challenge the best in a 40-yard dash, bench press and broad jump. ink you can run as fast a Maurice JonesDrew or as slow as Tim Tebow? Can you bench 225 pounds as many times as this years Jaguar top draft pick Luke Joeckel? Maybe you can out-jump Calvin Johnson? Capture the glory for yourself. For more details, contact IM Sports at (912) 409-1611. Swing into a great deal at Trident Lakes Golf Club From now through Sept. 30, Trident Lakes is oering a great round of golf for $20 per round, per person, week days, and $25 per round, per person on weekends and holidays. is oer is valid for all customers. Trident Lakes is open to the public. Call to get your favorite tee time at (912) 573-8475. MWR is stretching your dollars Every Friday continu ing through Sept. 27, Outdoor Adventures has free Kayak Rentals. Pick it up on Friday and return it Monday by noon. Every day is a free day at the Big EZ. ey show free kids weekend movies at 1 p.m. with all other movies available for 18 years and up the rest of the time its open. Free billiard tables, shuffleboard, foosball, ping pong and more every day for patrons, 18 years and up. For more details, contact (912) 5734564 for more details. First Tee of Kings Bay is swinging your way First Tee of Kings Bay is for ages 4 to 16 years old. First Tee provides young people with character building and life skills lessons using golf as the platform. Golfers will be exposed to e First Tees nine core values of honesty, perseverance, judgment, integrity, courtesy, sportsmanship, respect and responsibility. Mini Golfers, ages 4 and 5, may register now through Aug. 28 at the Youth Center for the program 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., every Wednesday in September at the Youth Baseball Fields. Cost is $20 for 4 classes. First Tee Starting New At Golf equipment is supplied. SNAG is modied, developmentally appropriate golf equipment consisting of oversized clubs, tennis-style balls and a variety of targets. is class is limited to 12. Junior Golfers, ages 6 to 9, limited to 10 golfers a week, may register at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Clinics are 11 a.m. to noon every Saturday at Trident Lakes Golf Club. Cost is $5 per clinic. Junior Golfers, ages 10 to 16, also may register, limited to 10 golfers, at Trident Lakes. Clinics are noon to 1 p.m. every Saturday at Trident Lakes. Cost is $5 per clinic. For more details call TLGC at (912) 573-8475 or Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202. Shiver Me Timbers Bowling Night at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Its 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Extreme Bowling will end at 8:30 p.m. is event is for adults, 18 years and older. Cost is $30 per person and includes all-u-can bowl, shoes, music/karaoke, extreme lights, drink specials including pirates punch, a costume contest, prizes and snacks. Designated driver sodas complimentary. RackN-Roll Lanes & KB Finnegans would like you to have fun, but remember to drink responsibly. Must pre-register by Sept. 13. Call (912) 573-9492 for more details. Magnolias of Kings Bay Beautiful and spacious rooms are available to make your next event perfect. Its never too early to plan your event, wedding or holiday party. Stop by and check it out. Someone always is ready to assist you with your spe cial occasion. Book with them before Sept. 30 and receive $50 o your room rental by mentioning Magnolias 50 off. Contact Magnolias at (912) 5734559. Tae Kwon Do Its at the Fitness Complex Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. for 7 year olds and under, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. for 8 to 12 and 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. 13 to adult. For more information, call (912) 573-3990. Dominos Like Kings Bay Dominos on Facebook to receive special code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promotions. (912) 510-5400. www.facebook. com/kingsbaydominos. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings e NSB Kings Bay Youth Center is taking registration for Before and After School Care. Cost is based on total family income. You must supply most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment, birth certicate of children must be available for conrmation of age. Single/ Dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration, IAs must provide orders. Transportation is provided for Mary Lee Clark, Sugar Mill, Crooked River and Matilda Harris districts. A parent may choose to provide transportation if their child does not attend these schools. Navy Child & Youth Programs welcomes children of all abilities. For more information, call Youth Center at (912) 573-2380. Free movies for kids Junes free movies for kids are Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. with Finding Nemo Aug. 24, Dolphin Tale Aug. 25, Band Slam Aug. 31. Youths under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in to watch the movie, the area will be available for open viewing. For the latest infor mation, call (912) 573-4548. Officials are needed The upcoming Youth Sports Soccer season runs September through October and if you are 14 years or older and interested in earn ing a little extra money, you are needed, certified or uncertified. A training date is to be announced. Basic knowledge of sports is required. For more information, contact Youth Sports at (912) 573-8202.Child care signup going Just for kids Football Combine upcoming Liberty call MWR Sports Kings Bay to host All Navy golf tourneyFor the second time, the All Navy Golf trials will be held at Trident Lakes Golf Course at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Golfers from Navy installations across the country will showcase their skills on the links, as they compete to make the All Navy Golf team. ere are 28 golfers competing in this years All Navy Golf trials. e trials will be from Sept. 5 to 11. is event is a great opportunity to show support for these Navy athletes, as they compete against golfers from the other military branches in order to advance to Paris Island, S.C. respecting the rights of both victims and the accused. Hagel is requiring timely follow-up reports on sexual assault incidents and responses to be given to the rst general or ag ocer within the chain of command. He also directed the DOD Inspector General to regularly evaluate closed sexual assault investigations. Hagel ordered the service secretaries to standardize prohibitions on inappropriate behavior between recruiters and trainers and their recruits and trainees across the department. And, Hagel directed the DOD general council to develop and propose changes to the Manual for Courts-Martial that would allow victims to give input during the sentencing phase of courts-martial. e new measures should strengthen the departments sexual assault prevention and response programs, the secretary said. Remember, we are all accountable and responsible for eliminating this crime from our ranks, Hagel said in the memo. e measures continue the pressure on an issue that can erode the eectiveness of the military, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said. Every service member and DOD civilian deserves a safe environment in which they are free from the threat of sexual harassment and assault, Little said during a Pentagon news conference. Little, along with Jessica L. Wright, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness; and Army Lt. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the director of the Joint Sta, briefed reporters. Hagels initiatives build on the analysis of DOD sexual assault prevention and response programs. ese include measures to improve victim support, strengthen pre-trial investigations, enhance oversight, and make prevention and response eorts more consistent across the military services, Little said. ese measures will incorporate the best practices of the services and make them common throughout the armed forces, Wright said. She also believes they will enhance the quality of the investigative and legal process and improve victim support. We are committed to a dynamic and responsive sexual assault prevention program, she said. rough the multidiscipline program, we constantly work to identify new ways to prevent sexual assault, as well as respond eectively and appropriately should a crime occur. Wright stressed that prevention and response eorts are not static. We continually evaluate our programs and seek ways for the department to improve them, she said. e department and military leaders at all levels continue to assess the current policies, identify the need for change, and seek methods to improve prevention and response efforts. Scaparrotti said sexual assault is a seri ous and persistent problem in the military. It erodes the trust that is the bedrock of our profession, he said. Sexual assault is a crime, and it demands appropriate accountability. We are fully committed to combating sexual harassment and sexual assault in our ranks. DOD THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 7


8 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013


Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho As a kid, family fun always revolved around getting together with extended family at holidays, birthdays or summer reunions. Once in a while, my mom, dad and brothers would go on vacation to Wisconsin. When I was married with child, it was pretty much the same thing deal, a few vacations, but mostly extended-family holidays and summer reunions. My daughters family is 1,100 miles away, so family fun now pretty much is floating in my brothers pool and waiting to see what he puts on the grill.MTC (Select) Jonathan Milan Trident Training Facility York, Pa. I like to take my family to waterparks. We recently went to the one in Jekyll Island. Sonya Anderson Family member Brunswick We celebrate my birthday. Armando Angel Navy Exchange employee Cavita City, Phillipines I just take them to the beach once in a while. Samantha White Family member Pensacola, Fla. We like to go to the library and bring home at least five books every week. MA1 Jabril Muhammad NSB Security Toledo, Ohio We get together with my brother and his wife and barbecue or go to the beach or watch movies with the kids. MA2 Alicia Mayhew Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Little Rock, Ark. When I go home on leave, we have dance parties in the kitchen with the kids. Four-plus centuries of service Pacic Partnership 2013 leadership, crew members and partner-nation service members joined with international dignitaries near the historic battle site, Bloody Ridge, to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal, Aug. 7. At the invitation of the U.S. Consular, Keithie Saunders, and on behalf of the U.S. Guadalcanal Memorial Committee, the ceremony honored those who fought and those who lost their lives in the eort to liberate the island and secure an important logistics way point that prevented further Japanese expansion into the Pacic. Guadalcanal is remembered for the sacrice of the approximately 38,000 combined U.S., Allied and Japanese men who lost their lives. Perhaps none felt the history of those who died during the battle more than the Pacic Partnerships Marine Corps members. For Sgt. Jonathan Braun, a member of the civil military coordination center, standing on the very spot where such brutal ghting had happened 71-years ago to the hour, Battle of Guadalcanal commemorated Dont try this one at homeGuinness World Records has authenticated a Sailor assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) has indeed smashed a world record, Aug. 13. Information Systems Technician 1st Class Ernie Torres broke the Guinness Book of World Records 2013 for Most Pine Boards Broken in Free-fall, by hand-smashing 12 boards while falling, the time of exiting the aircraft and pulling the parachute, out of an airplane from 16,000 feet at around 120 mph. For Torres breaking a world re cord is denitely a conversation piece. Some of my friends and family are really excited about it, said Torres. I know it makes a great conversation piece when you know someone who has done something well known. Jamie Panas, public relations manager, Guinness World Records North America, Inc., congratulated Torres on making ones mark in history. On behalf of Guinness World Records, we are pleased to congratulate Ernie Torres on his ocially amazing record achievement, Panas said. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 9


meant a lot. Braun spent the rst three years of his career with 1st Marine Division, known as the Guadalcanal division, a name they earned for their role in the battle. Ill talk about this ceremony for the rest of my career, said Braun. Being able to represent 1st Marine Division at its ercest battle is something I will always remember. For many in the audience, not forgetting was seen in a historical context, but for one person, Lt. Cmdr. Karrey Sanders, USS Pearl Harbors (LSD 52) executive ocer, not forgetting meant remembering someone whom he would never meet. My grandfather fought here, Sanders said. I dont know much about his experiences during World War II because he never spoke about them, until one anksgiving when I was a BM2 [Boat swains Mate 2nd Class]. It was after dinner and we were watching football; out of nowhere, he started to talk about at Guadalcanal. Sanders said his grandfather was a member of an aircraft squadron. One day his father was assigned to go on a mission, but he was sick. A friend volunteered to go in his place. His friend never came back, said Sanders. As my grandfather was telling me the story, some of my other family members started to gather around to listen. When his grandfather noticed the crowd, he stopped talking and never again spoke of the person who took his place on that ill-fated mission. e rst installment of a new and historic partnership between the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will be launched at Virginias Naval Station Norfolk on Aug. 15 when the amphibious transport dock USS Arlington (LPD 24) will conduct a stationary recovery test of the Orion crew module while berthed at Pier 12. During this test, a waterborne Orion crew module a 16-foot, four-personnel upgrade of the Apollo capsule, which was half the size and carried a crew of three , assisted by divers and small boats, will be winched into a cradle in Arlingtons well deck. e recovery testwith Ar lington will allow NASA and the Navy to demonstrate and evaluate the recov ery processes, procedures, hardware and personnel in a controlled environment before committing to test ing in open waters. ese experimental recovery tests are part of a government interagency eort to determine the best practices for safely retrieving space craft capable of carrying humans into deep space. e DoD provides unique, validated capabilities to support NASAs requests for operational support without adversely impacting the departments primary mission. LPD 17-class ships, such as Arlington, boast the ability to embark helicopters, launch and recover small boats, three-dimensional air search radar and advanced medical facilities, making them uniquely suited to contribute to this project. e Navy has been part of Americas space program almost since the beginning. From 1961 to 1975, Navy ships recovered Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space craft after splashing down in the oceans, transporting capsules and crews safely to land. Several of these recoveries were assisted by USS Arlingtons predecessor, the second ship in the U.S. eet to bear the name. On Dec. 27, 1968, the major communications relay ship USS Arlington (AGMR 2) assisted in the recovery of Apollo 8 after its splashdown in the Northern Pacic. e following year, Ar lington aided in the recov ery of Apollo 10 on May 26. Most famously, the ship took part in the recovery of Apollo 11, the rst to land on the moon, on July 24, 1969. Lessons learned from these tests will be used in Navy dive team training, crew module recovery procedures, support equipment design, dockside handling procedures and equipment and personnel task loading. Orion is Americas nextgeneration spacecraft that will take astronauts to new destinations never explored by humans. It will carry crews to distant planetary bodies, provide emergency abort capability, sustain the crew during space travel and provide safe re-entry from deep space. Sailors and FBI partner Special Agent James Verdi has traveled to Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Horn of Africa to study battleeld explosives. e FBI bomb technician embedded with the military and applied his specialized skills there to nd signatures and forensic material on bomb fragments and unexploded devices that helped the military piece together a clearer picture of its adversaries. As a certied bomb technician in the Bureaus San Diego Field Oce, Verdi is a long way from the battleeld today. But he still rolls out regularly with a Navy explosive ordnance disposal unit this one based on Coronado Island just outside San Diego. During training missions, Navy ships and planes drop live ammo on San Clemente Island 70 miles o the coast. Clearing the remnants is the job of the EOD technicians. Verdi often joins them so he can see rsthand how current military technicians operate in the eld and what they are likely to encounter on the ground. ey invite us along on a lot of their training exercises to do range clearance operations, said Verdi. at teaches us the military ordnance side of the house: what bombs, artillery rounds, and munitions look like, so we can deal with them better if we see them. e working relationship in San Diego started about a decade ago when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were ramping up and the military and FBI saw mutual benets to sharing their unique skills and knowledge. For the FBI, which has played a growing investigative role in the war theaters by analyzing improvised explosive devices to help pinpoint their sources, the relationship is key because the military most frequently encounters IEDs. For EOD technicians, training with the FBI has opened a window on how explosives can be exploited for evidence like at a crime scene. Our jobs are very similar, although we have more experience with military ordnance and they have much more expertise in the counterterrorism portions of the job like explosives chemical analysis, explosives precursor knowledge, and so forth, said Lt. Abe Kim, of the Navys EOD detachment on Coronado Island. We each bring dierent things to the table. Training together is a rule in the tight community of 468 bomb squads and more than 3,200 nonmilitary bomb technicians across the country. To ensure consistency, every bomb technician is certied and recertied every three years through the Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, run by the FBI and the Army. Training with EOD techs, said Special Agent Steve Diaczyszynwho supervises all of the Bureaus special agent bomb technicians is a key facet of the job. You never know when the public safety bomb techs and the EOD technicians are going to have to work together in the interest of public safety, Diaczyszyn said. He said every eld oce bomb technician knows their EOD counterpart because the military takes the lead when a case involves ordnance without a terrorism nexus. Verdi and his team respond to more than 200 calls a year for incidents or suspicious packages. Every experience is unique, he said. So its important to share what you learn. Your life, and the lives of your partners, depends on it. ats one of the most important things we get out of working and training together with the Navy, Verdi said. You have to earn their trust. And they have to know exactly how youre going to perform downrange in stressful environments, especially when youre in the combat theater. We train regularly so they know exactly how we are going to react. And they can depend on us when they need to. Navy, NASA join forces Battle 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013


Force training with Israelis Marines and Sailors with Black Sea Rotational Force 13 have travelled south into the Israeli desert to conduct internal training operations focusing on desert warfare and urban terrain. e Marines conducted company size exercises in which every squad played dierent roles while simulated enemy re forced squad leaders to make quick decisions. e purpose of these drills is to ensure that everyone has a dierent role, that way in real combat we are better prepared for anything that may occur, said Lance Cpl. Daniel Buckley, a rieman with Easy Company, BSRF-13 and a Millerstown, Pa. native. e Marines ran the scenarios several times; each time changing the scenario dynamics and the squad leadership roles. is allowed not only training in the overall aspect of desert warfare, but also forced young Marines to step up and take charge of a squad and practice eectively maneuvering a squad in combat. Its great training, Buckley said. In order to make these decisions you have to make sure that youre knowledgeable on infantry tactics and you have to be able to anticipate and visualize dierent movements to accurately engage the enemy. After the Marines completed their desert warfare training, they changed the pace and moved into an urban environment. e urban environment the Marines went to was roughly the size of a city capable of housing about 10,000 people. is environment gave the Marines a great opportunity to perform raids on a city-size location. is MOUT environment is one of the largest training environments I have ever seen, Buckley said.While we were maneuvering through this large training environment we could not see our objective point. We had to rely on maps and the commands from our section leaders to arrive at our destination and not get lost. After the Marines reached the objective, they faced one last task before they could return to their rally point. We have the saying, never leave a Marine behind, Buckley said. We simulated a casualty and had to carry him out of the danger zone and get him back to the rally point in order to medically evacuate him to a hospital. Doing this in an environment so large proved to be dicult but we were successful in completing the mission with all the Marines we started with. e commander in chief told Marines at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Aug. 7 that the war in Afghanistan has entered its nal chapter. President Barack Obama thanked the Marines and their families for the burdens they have carried since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Im here because we recently marked another milestone in this war, he said during a speech in a hangar. As of this past June, for the rst time, Afghan forces have taken the lead for security across their entire country. Instead of leading the ght, our troops now have a different mission, which is to train and advise and assist Afghan forces. is shift in mission sig nals the beginning of the nal chapter in the ght in Afghanistan, Obama said. More troops will be coming home, 60,000 Americans are in Afghanistan now, and that number will drop to 34,000 by the winter. By the end of next year, in just 17 months, the transition will be complete Afghans will take full responsibility for their security, and our war in Afghanistan will be over, the president said. e president, who met with wounded warriors and Gold Star families before the speech, remembered the 326 fallen heroes from Camp Pendleton. We honor all of them, he said. Every single one. Still, the war is continuing, and the president did not sugarcoat the way forward. I know some of you are getting ready to deploy in the months to come. It is a hard ght, he said. Our Afghan partners have stepped up. ey are bearing a bigger brunt of the repower. ey are taking on a lot more casualties. ey are in the lead. But it is still tough, and we are still needed. is generation of service members has made progress, the president said, and he listed some of it. Because of you, Osama bin Laden is no more, he said. Because of you, al-Qaidas top ranks have been hammered. e core of al-Qaida, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, is on the way to defeat. Because these Marines and thousands of others went to Afghanistan, millions of Afghans have a chance at a normal, peaceful life, the president said. And this will be a lasting accomplishment, he added. We are going to make sure that Afghanistan is never again a source of attacks against our country, he said. at happened because of you. But the end of the war in Afghanistan does not mean the end of threats to America. Al-Qaida aliates still threaten American embassies, consulates and interests overseas. We have got to take these threats seriously, and do all we can to confront them, Obama said. We have been reminded of this again in recent days. e president vowed that the United States will never retreat from the world. We do not get terrorized, he said. Were going to keep standing up to our enemies. Obama said that with allies, the United States will remain the greatest force for freedom the world has ever known, and this means a strong military. With the end of the war, the military will shrink, the president said, but America cannot allow a hollow force to develop. We have got right now the best-led, besttrained, best-equipped military in human history, he said. And as long as I am commander in chief, I will keep it that way. e president called on Congress to work with him to undo the sequester spending cuts and nd a way to reduce military spending that doesnt cripple the services at a very dangerous time. Obama to Marines: War now in nal chapter Afghans lead ghtAfghan security forces are in the lead and continue to grow in capacity and capability in the ght against insurgents, the commander of the International Security Assistance Forces Regional Command-East said Aug. 14. Army Maj. Gen. James C. McConville also told Pentagon reporters via satellite that even with the progress made by Afghanistans security forces they are likely to need U.S. support beyond 2014. Afghan forces are winning, he said, but arent yet dominating the enemy in a way that takes away their will to ght. It will also take time before the Afghan air force is at full capacity, the general said. However, when the Afghan air force reaches full capacity, he said, the enemies of Afghanistan are not going to be willing to continue the conict. Meanwhile, ISAFs draw down is progressing, McConville said. Since March, he noted, the number of coalition bases has declined from 58 to 17. We have moved into an advise-and-assist role, said McConville, whos also the commander of the 101st Airborne Division. Afghan security forces are in the lead [and] they are doing most of the ghting. Two Afghan army corps, the 201st and the 202nd, operate in Regional Command-East. ose units, McConville said, are currently conducting integrated operations involving ground troops with indirect-re and air support. In fact, the 201st just did the largest air assault in recent Afghan history with six Mi-17s and two Mi-35 [helicopters], he said. As Afghan forces have taken a higher-prole role in securing Afghanistan, the enemy is facing a propaganda problem, the general said. ey used to be able to say that they were ghting foreign occupiers, he said, and they can no longer really say that anymore because theyre ghting Afghan security forces and theyre ghting against the Afghan people. ere are only about two months left in the ghting season in Afghanistan, McConville said. And, with winter approaching and the holy month of Ramadan over, the general said he expects the enemy to come out ghting. Were expecting a spike in violence, he said. We expect the enemies of the Afghan people to come out and try to achieve those objectives that theyve not been able to achieve. Now is a critical time, McConville said. is is the rst time that the Afghan security forces have been in the lead during the entire ghting season, he said. And they believe theyre winning and I tend to agree with them. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 11


During these air operations to support the beleaguered men on the ground at Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War, Lt. (jg) omas Hudner, Ensign Jesse Brown, and two other F4U Corsair pilots from Leytes air group ew north of the reservoir on the look-out for Chinese troops. Once there, Brown reported that his plane was losing oil pressure, perhaps after being hit by enemy ground re, and that he had to crash land in the frigid, snowcovered mountains. e force of the crash was so severe that it separated the engine from the fuselage and badly twisted the latter. Brown survived the crash, but was injured and trapped in the cockpit. Fearing that re would soon engulf the plane, Hudner called for a rescue helicopter (which he knew would take thirty minutes to arrive at the site) and decided to crash land his own Corsair next to Browns to help rescue his squadron mate and friend. Hudner safely put his plane down in the snow not far from Browns and rushed over to help him. Since Brown was already suffering from the extreme cold, Hudner covered the mans head with his spare wool cap and his hands with a scarf. Try as he might, however, Hudner could not free the pilot from the mangled cockpit. When Brown lapsed into unconsciousness from his injuries and the cold, and the pilot of the rescue helicopter told Hudner that they had to y out of the mountains before nightfall or risk another crash, the lieutenant realized that they had to leave his friend behind. ey had done all they could for Jesse Brown, the rst African-American naval aviator to die in combat. Meanwhile, most of the UN ground troops had fought their way to the coast, where battleship Missouri (BB-63) cruisers Rochester (CA-124) and St Paul (CA-73), and numerous destroyers and rocket vessels put a wall of re between the infantrymen and the enemy. Navy and allied surface ships red over 23,000 16-inch, 8-inch, 5-inch, 3-inch rounds and rockets at the Communist units trying to capture the port of Hungnam. By Christmas Eve day, the Navys Amphibious Task Force (Task Force 90) had completed the withdrawal by sea of 105,000 troops, 91,000 civilian refugees, 350,000 tons of cargo, and 17,500 military vehicles. Air Force and Marine planes airlifted out another 3,600 troops, 1,300 tons of cargo, and 196 vehicles. at day, Dec. 24, 1950, Navy explosive demolition teams leveled the port facilities at Hungnam to deny them to the enemy, and the eet steamed south. Within a few weeks, the units withdrawn from North Korea were back in the ght to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea. roughout the Korean War, U.S. and allied naval forces maintained a tight blockade of North Korean waters so the enemy could not use the sea to transport troops and supplies. Control of the sea also allowed the UN com mand to threaten other am phibi ous landings in the rear of the Chinese and North Korean armies arrayed along the 38th parallel. e enemy took the threat seriously and positioned sizeable troop units along both coasts and far from the front lines where they were badly needed. To keep the enemys attention focused on the sea, the eet executed a number of naval feints and demonstrations. In Operation Decoy during October 1952, Navy aircraft carriers, battleships, cruisers, and destroyers attacked Communist defenses around Kojo and Task Force 90 maneuvered as if to land elements of the Armys 1st Cavalry Division near Wonsan. e enemy rushed forces to the coast to defeat amphibious assaults that never came. e Navy also put special operations forces ashore on the east and west coasts of North Korea and on many of the thousands of islands that studded those waters. e blockade of Wonsan from Feb. 16, 1951 to the end of the war kept the Communists from using the potentially important port. Navy underwater demolition teams, U.S. Marines and British and South Korean naval commandos frequently destroyed highway bridges, supply dumps, railroad tracks, and railroad tunnels behind enemy lines. A number of American warships operating in the waters o North Korea used their ships whaleboat to carry the action to the enemy. Cmdr. James A. Dare, the enterprising commanding ocer of destroyer Douglas H. Fox (DD-779), manned his whaleboat with his most resourceful ocers and daring bluejackets and equipped them with a 75-millimeter recoilless rie, small arms, demolition charges, grenades, a radio and tools for destroying shing nets. Every night, the boat would sortie ve to seven miles from the ship, within range of the destroyers radios and surface search radar, to seize shing boats and their crews and return both to the ship. By destroying North Korean nets, impounding their boats, and otherwise disrupting the local shing activity, the U.S. naval force denied enemy troops ashore the bounty of the sea. In addition, quite often the prisoners would provide information on where the Communists had positioned their coastal artillery and the daily routines of the guns crews. e Sailors also practiced a little psychological warfare on the enemy. e night before May Day 1952 was an especially important date in the Communist world-Douglas H. Foxs whaleboat Sailors planted an American ag on an island at the mouth of Hungnam Harbor. Hence, as the sun rose at dawn in the east on the big day, the enemys rst sight was Old Glory gaily apping in the sea breeze. In a general sense, the battleships, cruisers, and destroyers of the Blockade and Escort Force (Task Force 95), and the naval air units operating from carriers and from shore airelds provided essential support to the U.S. and allied troops ghting this rst limited war of the Cold War period. e U.S. Navy did not lose a single major warship in the Korean War. More than 1,177,000 Navy personnel served in Korea. In all, 458 Sailors were killed in action, 1,576 suffered wounds, and 4,043 succumbed to injury or disease. Without the dedicated service and sacrices made by Navy men and women, ashore and aoat, the UN would not have been able to preserve the independence of the Republic of Korea or achieve the armistice agreement with the Communist belligerents that ended the conict on 27 July 1953. Global Confrontation Even before the Korean War and throughout the 1950s, Sailors died during missions to gather military intelligence on the enigmatic and belligerent Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Peoples Republic of China. In August 1949, for instance, submarines Cochino (SS-345) and Tusk (SS426) were deployed to the frigid waters o Norway and a little more than 100 miles from the Soviet Northern Fleets bases at Murmansk and Polyarnyy to learn what they could about Soviet missile testing and other military activities. Without warning, batteries in Cochino exploded and badly burned one ocer. Fire and noxious gases released by this and subsequent blasts spread throughout the submarine, endangering the entire crew. Two brave Cochino men, trying to bring help from nearby Tusk, were pitched into the bitterly cold water when their rubber boat overturned. Without hesitation, bluejackets from Tusk jumped in to help rescue their fellow Sailors. Several men drowned in the valiant attempt and their bodies drifted silently o into the unforgiving northern waters. Finally, after herculean eorts by everyone, the s urviving crewmen of both submarines gathered safely on board Tusk. e men watched helplessly as Cochino, gutted by re and explosion, nally slipped beneath the waves. ousands of miles away o Siberia in September 1954, Soviet MiG ghters shot down a P-2V Neptune patrol plane, killing one of its crewmen. Two years later the Chinese Communists shot down a Navy P-4M Mercator reconnaissance plane ying over the sea along their coast. Many more Sailors suffered death or injury due to heavy seas, erce winds or Arctic cold and ice as they carried out their duty to keep watch over potential enemy nations. Americans did not want a repeat of the surprise Pearl Harbor attack on the United States and its allies, especially in the dangerous nuclear age. Tensions remained high in the Far East after the Korean War, as Ho Chi Minhs army defeated French forces at the climactic battle at Dien Bien Phu and established the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the region of Indochina around Hanoi. Tens of thousands of northern Vietnamese decided they would rather live under a separate nonCommunist Vietnamese government in southern Indochina than under the harsh, anti-religious regime of Ho Chi Minh and his Communist supporters. To facilitate this major population transfer, the U.S. Navy mounted Operation Passage to Freedom. e Pacic Fleet concentrated 113 tank landing ships, transports, and other vessels in the South China Sea. Between August 1954 and May 1955, these ships carried over 310,000 Vietnamese civilians, many of them Catholics, from north to south Vietnam. is group of immigrants soon became the core of support for the anti-Communist Ngo Dinh Diems new government of the Republic of Vietnam. Meanwhile, Mao Tsetungs Chinese Communists intensied their eorts to eliminate the opposition to their government posed by Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalist supporters, who still held many islands, including the large island of Taiwan, o the coast of China. In September 1954 the Communists began shelling Quemoy Island and announced their intention to seize Taiwan. Truman had ordered Seventh Fleet aircraft, destroyers, and submarines to patrol coastal waters to prevent a Communist invasion of Taiwan at the start of the Korean War and his successor, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was even more determined to support Chiang Kai-skeks anti-Communist Republic of China government. As a result, the President proposed and the Congress approved a resolution in January 1955 pledging U.S. military assistance for the defense of Quemoy and nearby Matsu Island, if to do so helped protect Taiwan itself. e two nations also put into force a mutual defense treaty. e growing U.S. interest in the security of Japan and the anti-Communist governments in South Korea, South Vietnam, and Taiwan required the continuous presence of the U.S. Seventh Fleet in Far Eastern waters throughout the Cold War. e Navys repair and supply bases at Yokosuka in Japan and on Okinawa, at Subic Bay in the Philippines, and on Guam supported this powerful commitment to the defense of Americas Asian allies. Next: e Cuban Missile Crisis The NavyIn the Cold WarSecond in a seriesKorean War ends, but Asia still hot spot Korean War MIA IDede Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Oce announced that the remains of a U.S. service member missing from the Korean War have been identied and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors in a Department of Defense news release issued Aug. 9. Marine Corps Pfc. Jonathan R. Posey Jr., 20, of Dallas, was to be buried Aug. 12 in Arlington National Cemetery. In December, 1950, Posey, assigned to L Battery, 4th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, was serving provisionally as an infantryman with the 7th Marine Regiment at Yudam-ni in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir. On Dec. 2, 1950, Posey was killed in action while the 5th and 7th Marine Regiments were withdrawing to Hagaru-ri. In 1954, United Nations and Communist forces exchanged the remains of war dead in what came to be called Operation Glory. All remains recovered in Operation Glory were turned over to the Army Central Identication Unit for analysis. ose that were unable to be identied were interred as unknowns at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacic in Hawaii. In 2012, analysts from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command reevaluated Poseys records and determined that portions of the remains recovered from Operation Glory should be exhumed for identication. To identify the remains, scientists from JPAC used circumstantial evidence and forensic identication tools, such as dental and radiograph comparison, which matched Poseys records. Using modern technology, identications continue to be made from remains that were previously recovered from North and South Korea. More than 7,900 Americans remain unaccounted for from the Korean War. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013


Veterans Moving Forward provides veterans with therapy and service dogs. Among the dogs they are raising to help veterans cope with various injuries has been an assistance dog in training that is near and dear to our hearts. His name is Nathan, in memory of Petty Ocer 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal. On August 4, Veterans Moving Forward announced service dog Nathans permanent placement with a veteran. Compass has shared Nathans journey from birth, through his puppy years and his nal stages of training in the series Life of a Service Dog. is young golden retriever has grown from a clumsy puppy to a focused service animal ready to serve our nations veterans. Enjoy this nal edition of Nathans story. Its true. Its nally happened. I am now a full-fledged service dog with a veteran partner of my own. eres so much to tell. Where to begin? Its so exciting. If you were here with me right now youd probably be commanding me to settle or sit. Better go back to the beginning. e beginning of my life with Army Sgt. John Williams, that is. It all started at a VMF training session in February. A very tall human with a very long walking stick visited. We learned he is a veteran. He was there to meet and work with the older assistance dogs in training. is wasnt unusual for training day. I met several veterans this way before. ey were trying to nd a service dog who would be the right match. is time I tried very hard to make a good impression. My raiser and handler Paul introduced me right away and let the man take my leash and lead me through some exercises. But later, the veteran worked with the other dogs too. So, I dont really know whether Ill see this veteran again or not. You cant imagine how happy I was when my handler took me to a new spot in late February the Reston Town Center in Reston, Va. ere we met VMFs assistance dog in training coordinator Michele Khol the top dog lady and the tall veteran, Sgt. John. I soon realized this was a working class and there would be many more to come. ose rst few times I met Sgt. John, we worked mainly on learning how to walk together, how he should hold my leash or where I should stand so I dont make him trip. e veteran learns how to give me basic commands, which I already knew, of course, and I get to know this tall human a little better. Soon I made a visit to Sgt. Johns house. It was time for me to meet everybody there and see how well get along. It is a lively place. is veteran already had a family dog, a mother human, three little humans and lots of toys. Could there possibly be room for me? e rst time I get to stay at Sgt. Johns house was early March. Wed work hard together attending classes at All About Dogs. VMFs dog lady met us at the library for more lessons. I went with my veteran to lots of doctors appointments and meetings. At home I played tug of war with the funny littlest human. Living with my veteran, I began to see why he needs me so much. ree days after I arrived it happened. e humans call them ashbacks. I know that I must act when I sense my veteran beginning to drift away. First, I pull his pants leg. If that doesnt work, I pop up on his leg and start licking him. If hes standing I have to pull on his leg, bump my head on his leg or pull at my leash. I do whatever it takes to bring him back to me. Sometimes at night my veteran has nightmares. When this happens I lick his face until he wakes up, of course. I also notice that he doesnt like to go outside or to public places. But now, with me he has to go outside. We walk. We play. And, eventually we begin to visit public places with more and more people, more and more often. When I see my veteran becoming tense with an anxiety attack, I pull my leash to get him to take me outside or to a place where I know hell feel safer. You see, the safer he feels the more things my veteran will be able to do. Because theres always more to learn, we kept training with Veterans Moving Forward. Now our learning is focused on skills I need to know specically for Sgt. John. We practice things that will help with his unique physical and mental health challenges. For instance, I get things that my veteran tells me to, and touch buttons or knobs that he needs me to. Most importantly, Im learning to speak so that I can get help in case of emergency. I will never leave my veterans side. After that Ill learn some more. I know my help is making a dierence in my veterans life. In July we went to a Nationals game in Washington, D.C. In August we met with members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. My veteran walks further now and limps less. Most importantly, he knows I wont let him down, because Im his partner. Dedicated to the memory of Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal, U.S. Coast Guard, 1979 to 2004. Life of a Service Dog Final episode Nathan nds a home THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 13


14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013 15


16 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, August 22, 2013