The Kings Bay periscope


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The Kings Bay periscope
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v. : ill. ; 40 cm.
Naval Submarine Base (Kings Bay, Ga.)
Ultra Type Inc.
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Jacksonville Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
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Navy-yards and naval stations -- Periodicals -- Georgia -- Kings Bay   ( lcsh )
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United States of America -- Georgia -- Camden -- Kings Bay
United States of America -- Florida -- Jacksonville


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

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University of Florida
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SSBN 736 completes 30-month overhaul in Norfolk shipyard USS West Virginia (SSBN 736) returned to its homeport at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Nov. 3, following a 30-month refueling and overhaul at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. e ROH period required more than 500,000 workdays to ensure the Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine can perform its critical global nuclear deterrent missions. e reactor found in Navy nuclear-powered ships typically uses up its nuclear fuel about halfway through the desired 50year lifespan. At the same time a ship is refueled, an overhaul is performed to provide extensive maintenance and renovation to extend the ships service life. is Engineered Refueling Overhaul involved a lot of planning as well as emergent work, said Norfolk Naval Shipyard Project Superintendent Jack Harris. Our project team had to overcome a lot of challenges and we were able to do so due to our planning, teamwork and working with an extraordinary ships force crew complement. Like with any availability, ships company can make all the dierence in the world. Cmdr. Adam Palmer, commanding ocer of USS West Virginia, said the combined crew and shipyard team did an outstanding job in getting the ship back to service, and back home to Kings Bay. When you think that the submarine hull still had holes in it less than a year ago, it is a remarkable testament to the technical prowess and determination of both shipyard and crew that we were able to put the ship to sea with such spectacuUp Periscope What were you doing when you enlisted? Page 9 Theyre back Blue Angel shows return in 2014 Page 9 Costume Run Marine Security Force runs in new gear Page 11 Sub Vets enjoy reunion at Kings Bay Four-day reunion time to catch up, remember fallen Is what we did important? Will we be remembered? ose questions were the theme of guest speaker Capt. Stephen Gillespie at the United States Submarine Force World War II Memorial Service Nov. 1, at the World War II Submarine Veterans Memorial Pavilion, on board Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e answer, ultimately, to both is yes, said the deputy commander and chief of sta for Submarine Group Ten. More than two dozen of the crowd of submarine veterans served during World War II. Gil lespie said he was in awe to be in their company. A World War II Navy study re ports of the total 288 U.S. submarines deployed, including those stationed in the Atlantic, 52 submarines were lost with 48 lost in the Pacic. American submariners, who comprised only 1.6 percent of the Navy, suffered the highest loss rate in the U.S. Armed Forces, with 22 percent killed. Nearly 3,500 World War II submarine Sailors are on Eternal Patrol. But, the report further states the Japanese Merchant Marine lost 8.1 million tons of vessels during the war, with submarines accounting for 4.9 million tons, or 60 percent, of losses. Additionally, U.S. submarines sank 700,000 tons of naval ships, about 30 percent of the total lost, including eight aircraft carriers, one battleship and 11 cruisers. Patrick Zilliacus, an 87-yearold veteran of the USS Spot (SS 413) was one of the World War II submariners in attendance. It was a lovely ceremony and Check us out Online! Dedication ceremony salutes spouses too at Kingslands Veterans Memorial Park With Veterans Day just around the corner, the residents of Camden County will be honoring veterans and their spouses Nov. 11 at the Veterans Memorial Park in Kingsland. Encouraged to dress in yellow, former and current military spouses will be cutting the ribbon to dedicate a new monument that has been added to the memorial. e city and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8385 ongoing eorts to plan and raise money has blossomed into a pentagon-shaped gazebo in the park called the Spouse House Gazebo. In the heart of a military communi ty, the Nov. 11 ceremony will be honoring the memory of men and women who have or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, said Trish Jared, executive director of the Kingsland Downtown Development Authority. e dedication ceremony will begin after the 11 a.m. Veterans Day Parade in down town King sland, and will be followed by a catsh dinner. The cer emony will honor the women, and men, who have stayed behind and held together the Tribute on Veterans Day Expert speakers ll billKings Bay welcomes Triad Deterrence Conference Friday e Oce of the Chief of Naval Operations Submarine Warefare Branch-hosted Triad Deterrence Conference is scheduled for Friday at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. e conference focuses on the Strategic Deterrence Triad and incorporates government, industry and community partners to discuss the relevance of nuclear deterrence. e event is closed to the public. Speakers include Gen. Robert Bob Kehler, U.S. Strategic Command, Vice Adm. Terry J. Benedict, director, Strategic Systems Programs, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Force, Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, director, Undersea Warfare, Rear Adm. David C. Johnson, program executive ocer, Submarines, and UK Flag Rear Mark Adm. Beverstock, RN, UK Chief Strategic Systems Executive. e day will conclude with guided tours of a Trident ballisUSS West Virginia returns


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Residential res during the holiday season are more frequent, more costly, and more deadly than at any other time of the year. e U.S. Fire Administration reports more than double the number of open-ame res on Christmas Day than on an average day, and about twice as many on New Years Day. And when those res occur, they do more damage: Property loss during a holiday re is 34 percent greater than in an average re, and the number of fatalities per thousand res is nearly 70 percent higher. When the source of the re is a highly ammable Christmas tree, the toll in property and lives is even greater. To keep your household from becoming a holiday re statistic, here are some safety tips to follow. Cooking Cooking is the top cause of holiday res, according to the USFA. e most common culprit is food thats left unattended. Its easy to get distracted; take a pot holder with you when you leave the kitchen as a reminder that you have something on the stove. Make sure to keep a kitchen re extinguisher thats rated for all types of res, and check that smoke detectors are working. If youre planning to deep-fry your holiday turkey, do it outside, on a at, level surface at least 10 feet from the house. Candles e incidence of candle res is four times higher during December than during other months. According to the National Fire Protection Association, four of the ve most dangerous days of the year for residential candle res are Christmas/ Christmas Eve and New Years/New Years Eve. e fth is Halloween. To reduce the danger, maintain about a foot of space between the candle and anything that can burn. Set candles on sturdy bases or cover with hurricane globes. Never leave ames unattended. Before bed, walk through each room to make sure candles are blown out. For atmosphere without worry, consider ameless LED candles. Christmas trees It takes less than 30 seconds for a dry tree to engulf a room in ames. A Christmas tree is almost explosive when it goes. To minimize risk, buy a fresh tree with intact needles, get a fresh cut on the trunk, and water it every day. A well-watered tree is almost impossible to ignite. Keep the tree away from heat sources, such as a replace or radiator, and out of trac patterns. If youre using live garlands and other greenery, keep them at least three feet away from heating sources. No matter how well the tree is watered, it will start to dry out after about four weeks, so take it down after the holidays. Articial trees dont pose much of a re hazard; just make sure yours is ame-retardant. Decorative lights Inspect light strings, and throw out any with frayed or cracked wires or broken sockets. When decorating, dont run more than three strings of lights end to end. Extension cords should be in good condition and UL-rated for indoor or outdoor use. Check outdoor receptacles to make sure the ground fault interrupters dont trip. If they trip repeatedly, thats a sign that they need to be replaced. When hanging lights outside, avoid using nails or staples, which can damage the wiring and increase the risk of a re. Instead, use UL-rated clips or hangers. And take lights down within 90 days. If you leave them up all year round, squirrels chew on them and they get damaged by weather. Kids playing with matches e number of blazes, and, tragi cally, the number of deaths, caused by children playing with re goes up signicantly during the holidays. From January through March, 13 percent of re deaths are the result of children playing with re, the USFA reports; in December, that percentage doubles. So keep matches and lighters out of kids reach. A match or lighter could be more deadly than a loaded gun in the hands of a small child. Fireplaces Soot can harden on chimney walls as ammable creosote, so before the replace season begins, have your chimney inspected to see if it needs cleaning. Screen the replace to prevent embers from popping out onto the oor or carpet, and never use ammable liquids to start a re in the replace. Only burn wood no wrapping paper. When cleaning out the replace put embers in a metal container and set them outside to cool for 24 hours before disposal. Stay safe this holiday season If you have any questions about re safety or any other re questions, call your Kings Bay Fire Prevention Department at (912) 573-9998. THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. VFW Post No. 8385 will host the annual Veterans Day Parade at 10 a.m., Nov. 11 in downtown Kingsland. At the conclusion of the parade, all are invited to the Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park for the 11 a.m. Spouse House pavilion dedication ceremony, followed by a southern fried catsh dinner at the Kingsland Depot Pavilion, 200 E. King Ave. in downtown Kingsland.e Camden-Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States will host Cmdr. Chad Rowe, ocerin charge of the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Branch Health Clinic, at its next regular meeting and dinner, ursday, Nov. 14, at the Magnolias Conference Center on base. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. Rowe will present a brieng about Navy Medicine and how the clinic supports the war ghters and their families. e public is invited to attend along with membership. Send advance dinner payment, $25 per person, to Cheryl Aston, 103 Hallowes Drive S., St. Marys, GA 31558. e deadline to receive reservations is Nov. 11. Make checks payable to Camden Kings Bay Navy League, with the names of attendees to coordinate base access.e Camden-Kings Bay Council of the Navy League of the United States annual collection of personal care and other items for the annual visit to the Veterans Hospital in Lake City, Fla. begins Nov. 14. Items requested for donation include large print crossword, word search, Sudoku, etc. books; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; 3-pound canned coee; decks of cards; new board games; HE laundry detergent; and sugar-free candy. Donations, including cash which will be used to purchase additional items, can be dropped o at the Nov. 14 and Dec. 1 Council meetings. Donations are tax deductible. Navy League and community members who wish to donate items or cash, or who wish to participate in the Dec. 3 visit to the VA Hospital (transportation can be provided) should contact council president Dave Burch at (912) 674-4252. Additional information can be found on the council Web site at Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay is now providing annual inuenza vaccine to service members, retirees and families. patients can walk-in for u vaccine 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flu vaccine walk-ins will be conducted from 7 to 11 a.m. only, on the last Friday of each month, to facilitate command training. For more information, visit www.cdc. gov. To nd out more about NBHC Kings Bay, visit the command Web site at mil/sites/NavalHospitalJax. There 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, 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.e upbeat music, lively dancing, rugged Highland games and cuisine of the colorful Celtic culture will be oered at the Jacksonville Celtic Festival, a free event noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the oceanfront SeaWalk Pavilion, 75 1st St. N., Jacksonville Beach, Fla. For more information, visit you see an event on base you think deserves coverage in the Periscope? Let us know by calling editor Bill Wesselhoff at 573-4719 or e-mail Now hear this! Question: How do I know if I might have diabetes? Answer: Some symptoms of diabetes include increased thirst, frequent urination, dry mouth, feeling weak or tired and blurred vision. ese symptoms usually occur only in advance stages of the disease. Initially, diabetes may have no symptoms and it is during this time that medical intervention would be the most successful. Some risk factors for diabetes include a family history and obesity. e only way to be certain is to see your primary care provider. Ask the Doc is written by Naval Hospital Jacksonville providers from its hospital and ve branch health clinics in Florida and Georgia. Lt. Cmdr. John Steely is from Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West. If you have a question for a physician, dentist, pharmacist or optometrist that youd like to see published, please send it to jaxpublicaairs@ do I know if I have diabetes? Ask the Doc Holiday season worst time for res Kings Bay Fire Dept. Burial at sea is a means of nal disposition of remains that is performed on United States Navy vessels. e committal ceremony is performed while the ship is deployed. erefore, family members are not allowed to be present. e commanding ocer of the ship assigned to perform the ceremony will notify the family of the date, time and longitude and latitude once the committal service has been completed. Active duty, retired Sailors and their dependents are entitled to burial at sea. Anyone desiring this honor should indicate that preference in writing and have the next-of-kin or executor of the estate contact Navy Mortuary Aairs at the following address to coordinate arrangements: Burial-at-Sea Coordinator Naval Hospital Branch Medical Clinic P.O. Box 280148 Mayport, FL 32288-0148 Phone: (904) 270-4285 Web site: bupers-npc/support/casualty/mortuary/Pages/BurialAtSea.aspx) If the preference for burial-at-sea was not in writing by the retired member, the person authorized to direct disposition may authorize burial-at-sea. e following documents must be submitted to the commanding ocer of the Navy or Coast Guard vessel/aircraft that will conduct the ceremony: Copy Civil Death Certificate Certicate of Cremation or transit permit issued by the appropriate civil authority Signed request/authorization for committal from the primary next-of-kin or PADD Copy of DD-214 and marriage certicate e authorization should include the decedents full name, grade, SSN and/or serial number, branch of service, dates of service and retirement, date of death, religious service desired and where remains are committed. Sea burial available to Sailors, familylar success. No less remarkable was pulling into Kings Bay on a beautiful November day with temperatures in the mid-70s and families on the pier! Additionally, Cmdr. Ben Shupp, prospective commanding ocer for the West Virginia Gold crew, praised the USS West Virginia team for their eorts. e Sailors on West Virginia have worked incredibly hard to get to this point. After two and half years with the singular focus of preparing the ship return to eet operations, everyone is excited to nally be back in Kings Bay. Commissioned in 1990, West Virginia is the third Navy ship to be named for the Mountaineer State and the 11th of 18 Ohio-class subs. Return


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4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013 this is a beautiful base, said Zilliacus, who is still active as the chairman of the Columbia College Hollywood Film and TV School. Its always wonderful to come here and see my shipmates. A USS Spot shipmate, 92-year-old Charles Crews of Conyers, Ga., agreed. It couldnt have been better, he said. I really enjoyed the memorial. I hope I make the next one. About 230 Sub Vets and their family members were in attendance. Gillespie paid tribute as well to a larger crowd of Cold War-era submariners, as well as todays force, for the sacrices and hardships theyve faced. Fridays World War II Memorial Ser vice was followed at Trident Training Fa cility by a lunch, hosted by the TTF Chief Petty Ocers Association, and tours. Friday evening, a steak dinner sponsored by Trident Ret Facility Chief Petty Ocer Association was at the Kings Bay Goat Locker. e Order of the Eagles hosted a Low Country Boil at the Eagles Club in St. Marys Saturday, Nov. 2. e Commanding Ocers Breakfast at the NSB Kings Bay Pirates Cove Galley started events ursday. Later that day there was a meet-and-greet barbecue sponsored by Naval Submarine Support Center at Cumberland Inn and Suites. Veterans and families also were able to tour a the USS Alaska (SSBN 732) ursday and Friday. Sub Vets


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tic missile submarine. Seminars include: Deterrence in the 21st Century Frank Miller, prin cipal, The Scrowcroft Group Strategic Perspectives on the Triad Gen. Robert Kehler, CDRUSSTRATCOM Sustaining our Nuclear Enterprise Gen Larry Welch (Ret.), former commander, Strategic Air Command andchief of sta, USAF The Way Forward: An Aordable, Relevant and Executable Nuclear Deterrent. Panel Discussion moder ated by Ambassador Linton Brooks, CSIS, with Amy Woolf of the Library of Congress/ CRS: e Choices We Face; Professor Matthew Kroenig of Georgetown University: Balancing Proliferation Concerns and Modernization Needs; Mark Schneider (NIPP): Does Minimum Deterrence Work?; and Peter Huessy (AFA): An Aordable Deterrent Sustaining an Aordable, Collaborative Sea Based Deterrent Today and Beyond Vice Adm. Terry Benedict (director, Strategic Systems Programs), Rear Adm. David Johnson (program executive ocer for Submarines), and Rear Adm. Mark Beverstock, RN (UK Chief Strategic Systems Executive) OHIO Replacement: Geographic, Survivability and reat Requirements Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge (direc tor, Undersea Warfare Division) ICBM and Strategic Bomber Contributions to Strategic Stability Maj. Gen. Garrett Harencak (assistant chief of sta for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration) Managing the Deterrent Force Maj. Gen. Scott Vander Hamm (com mander, Eighth Air Force) and Vice Adm. Michael Connor (commander, Submarine Force)Triad Zumwalt DDG launched General Dynamics Bath Iron Works successfully launched the Navys rst Zumwalt-class destroyer Oct. 28 at their Bath, Maine shipyard. e future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) will be the lead ship of the Navys newest destroyer class, designed for littoral operations and land attack. is is the largest ship Bath Iron Works has ever constructed and the Navys largest destroyer. Zumwalt is more than 87 percent complete, and is planned for delivery late next year. e Navy has incorporated many new technologies into the ships unique tumblehome hull, including an all-electric integrated power system and an Advanced Gun System, designed to re rocketpowered, precision projectiles 63-nautical miles. e shape of the superstructure and the arrangement of its antennas signicantly reduce the ships radar cross section, making the ship less visible to enemy radar at sea. e design also allows for optimal manning with a standard crew size of 130 and an aviation detachment of 28 Sailors thereby decreasing lifecycle operations and support costs. e lead ship and class are named in honor of former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Elmo R. Bud Zumwalt Jr., who served as chief of naval operations from 1970 to 1974. More than a yer e United States fourth astronaut to y in space and the second to orbit the Earth, Navy Cmdr. Malcolm Scott Carpenter (Ret.), was celebrated at his funeral Nov. 2 in St. Johns Episcopal Church in Boulder, Colo., with full military honors. Carpenter, 88, died Oct. 10 at the Denver Hospice following complications from a stroke. Born in Boulder, Colo., May 1, 1925, Carpenter attended the University of Colorado and received a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering in 1949. He was commissioned in the Navy in 1949 and designated a naval aviator in April 1951. During the Korean War he served with patrol Squadron Six, attended the Navy Test Pilot School at Patuxent River, Md., in 1954 One of the last two surviving members of Mercury Seven, Carpenter served as backup for John Glenn, the other survivor, during the preparation for Americas rst manned orbital space ight in February 1962. Carpenters ight May 24, 1962 in his Aurora 7 spacecraft, made three revolutions of the earth, reaching am altitude of 164 miles. He landed in the Atlantic Ocean after 4 hours and 54 minutes. Carpenter participated in the Navys Man-in theSea Project as an aquanaut in the SeaLab II program o the coast of La Jolla, Calif., in 1965. Over 45 days, he spent 30 days living and working on the ocean oor. Carpenter earned the unique distinction of being the rst human to penetrate both inner and outer space, thereby acquiring the dual titles of astronaut and aquanaut from NASA. In 1967, Carpenter returned to the Navys Deep Submergence Systems Project as director of aquanaut operations during the SeaLab III experiment. 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013


household while their loved ones are away. e dedication also will include a special appearance by Julie Davis, wife of World War II veteran Jack Davis. Jared said she plans on reading Davis bio as her husband pushes her wheelchair up to the gazebo to be a part of the ribbon cutting. From one military spouse to another what an honor, Jared said. e ceremony will include a singing of e National Anthem by a St. Marys local, 29-year-old Anna Haggin. A former military spouse, as well as the daughter of a father serving in the Navy, Haggin believes that the ceremony will show her children a certain respect for what men and women are serving for. Haggin was asked to perform after many of her friends recommended and encouraged her to sing at the event. Having been past multiple rounds of auditions on shows such as American Idol and Americas Got Talent, Haggin advanced out of 15,000 people who auditioned for the widely viewed shows. Continuing with the same theme of honoring veterans and their families, Councilmen Keith Post of St. Marys will be reading the names of Wounded Warriors in the area. e event will be concluded with a closing prayer by local pastor Steve Curtis of Southeast Community Church. Spouses of military members are encouraged to wear yellow at the dedication ceremony, in honor of their loved ones. e symbolic nature behind the color originated from a 1917 marching song by George A Norton, Round her neck she wears a yeller ribbon (for her lover who is far, far away). ere will be a yellow ribbon during the dedication ceremony. Spouses in attendance also will be called upon to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony. Jared, who is also a military spouse, nds the use of the color yellow symbolic and romantic. is project has always been close to my heart and it is an honor to work, year after year, to see it come to fruition, she said. Having been a military spouse for two decades, there have been numerous occasions where it was just me and the kids. Unlike many families, military families sacrice having their loved ones sent away at any moments notice. Jared shared her experience of her husband being deployed to the Fukushima Nuclear disaster in 2011. I remember sitting on the couch on a ursday evening when Tony got the call that he had to be on a plane Saturday morning to go help, she said. I dropped him o at the airport at 4:30 that Saturday morning (No sleep of course; that mysterious thing that normal people got to enjoy.) and then headed to downtown Kingsland to work the car show. Jareds experience is similar to many within the community who see their husbands o for months at a time. e Spouse House Gazebo has been a part of an ongoing project by the Kingsland Veterans Memorial Park Committee. Councilmen Don Mounsey put together the committee and proposed the idea to build the gazebo. We designed a gazebo that has ve sides, the same way the pentagon is shaped, Mounsey said. Each branch of the service will get one side. Mounsey and the committee built of Jared, Interim City Manager Quentin McPhatter, Information Technology Director Bill Carriera, Public Works Director Bill Coleman, Deputy Public Works Director Ron Knox and Economic Development Director Darren Harper have worked tirelessly on the year-long project. Its breathtaking and more than Ive ever imagined, Mounsey said. Its the most unique and dierent veterans memorial, and all we get is compliments from people. e council was able to raise part of the funding for the Spouse House Gazebo from local sponsorships, as well as money raised by Memorial Brick Sales. e rest was paid for by the city, Jared said. Home Depot contributed a $5,000 grant. Some of the local sponsors include the Kingsland Community Betterment Program, the Kingsland Womens Club and P&A Engineering. In total, the council was able to raise a total of $38,436.45 in donations. After the ceremony the celebration will continue at Kingsland Depot Pavilion for a free catsh dinner, hosted by the City of Kingsland. Kingsland Memorial Park Council Member Bill Carriera, a veteran, who served on the USS Rhode Island, hopes the community views the pavilion as a token of appreciation for military spouses who waited while their loved ones served and continue to serve their country. e structure is a symbol to the community to attempt to represent the sacrices made by the spouses of the service member, Carriera said. Our goal was to let the community know that the spouses who are left behind keep the families together and strong, while their loved one was serving their country. Spouse THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013 7


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Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho In 1973, I was 19 years old. That year, the last troops came home from Vietnam, after a peace treaty was signed. President Richard Nixon announced, I am not a crook, as the Watergate hearing began. Monica Lewinsky, Neil Patrick Harris and Trick Daddy were born. Betty Grable, Lyndon Johnson and Pablo Picasso died. A gallon of gas was 39 cents, milk was $1.31 and the median income was $10,500. And, I dropped out of Northern Illinois University and joined the Navy. Lenny Robinson 9 subs, from USS Sarda (SS 488) to USS Scamp (SSN 588), 1958Blandford, Mass. In 1958, I was 17 and had just graduated from high school. Dale Steinke USS George Washington (SSBN 598) 1966Menomomie, Wis. In 1966, I was 17. I had just graduated high school when I enlisted. Bud Atkins 9 subs, from USS Wahoo (SS-565) to USS Alabama (SSBN-731B) 1954Stevens Point, Wisc. In 1954, I was in college at LaCross State Teachers College in my freshman year when I joined. Al Hooker USS Albacore (AGSS 569) 1962Reed City, Mich. I went in in 1962, I was about 18. My dad died right after high school. I started my own business for a year, got frustrated and joined the Navy. Richard Carlson 5 subs, from USS Sea Lion (SS 315) to USS Providence (SSN 719), 1962Chicago In 1962, I was 18 when I joined the Navy. I was a blacksmiths apprentice. My father was a blacksmith. Eugene Whatley USS Spot (SS 413) 1943Greenwood, S.C. I was 18 in 1943 when I enlisted. I was working in a cotton mill in Greenwood, South Carolina. Thom Beach From USS Sea Dragon (SSN 584) to USS Simon Bolivar (SSBN 641) 1964Morganton, N.C. I joined in 1964 when I was 18. I was a store saleman for Firestone. My last duty station was TRF Kings Bay, where I was a master chief in the weapons department. e U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will return to its full schedule for the 2014 air show season. Community outreach is key to connecting Americans to the military, said Blue Angels Commanding Ocer and Flight Leader, Cmdr. omas Frosch. Our performances provide a unique opportunity to inspire millions to connect with and support our service members, and we are looking forward . to an exciting 2014 season. e Blue Angels originally announced its show schedule for the 2014 season at the annual International Council of Airshows convention in Dec. 11, 2012. Following winter training, the team begins the season Mar. 15 at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., and will conclude the season Nov. 8 at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. e Blue Angels are scheduled to perform 65 shows at 34 locations throughout the U.S. in 2014. e Blue Angels story began at the end of World War II, when Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, the Chief of Naval Operations, ordered the formation of a ight demonstration team to keep the public interested in Naval Aviation. e Blue Angels performed their rst ight demonstration less than a year later in June 1946 at their home base, Naval Air Station Jacksonville. Flying the Grumman Blue Angels back in 2014 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013 9


F6F Hellcats, they were led in their debut by Lt. Cmdr. Roy Butch Voris. Only two months later on Aug. 25, 1946, the Blue Angels transitioned to the Grumman F8F Bearcat and introduced the famous diamond formation. By the end of the 1940s, the Blue Angels were ying their rst jet aircraft, the Grumman F9F-2 Panther. In response to the demands placed on Naval Aviation in the Korean Conict, the team reported to the aircraft carrier USS Princeton as the nucleus of Fighter Squadron 191, Satans Kitten, during 1950. ey were reorganized the next year and reported to NAS Corpus Christi, Texas, where they began ying the newer and faster version of the Panther, the F9F5. e Blue Angels remained in Corpus Christi until the winter of 1954 when they relocated to their present home at NAS Pensacola, Florida. It was here that they progressed to the swept-wing Grumman F9F-8 Cougar. e ensuing 20 years saw the Blue Angels transition to two more aircraft, the Grumman F11F-1 Tiger (1957) and the McDonnell Douglas F-4J Phantom II (1969). In December 1974, the Navy Flight Demonstration Team began ying the McDonnell Douglas A-4F Skyhawk II and was reorganized into the Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron. is reorganization permitted the establishment of a commanding ocer vice a ight leader, added support ofcers, and further redened the squadrons mission emphasizing the support of recruiting eorts. Cmdr. Tony Less was the squadrons rst ocial commanding ocer. On Nov. 8, 1986, the Blue Angels completed their 40th anniversary year during ceremonies unveiling their present aircraft, the sleek McDonnell Douglas F/A18 Hornet, the rst dual-role ghter/attack aircraft now serving on the nations front lines of defense. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have own for more than 260 million spectators. Fall Camp Registration is at the Youth Center. Camp runs from Nov. 25 to 29, but is closed anksgiving. Camp is for kindergartener to 12-year-olds. SAC patrons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors, and IAs registration began Nov. 4. Active duty with working or student spouse and DoD employees, registration begins Nov. 12 and DoD Contractors and all others will start Nov. 18. Register 8 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday. Cost is based on total family income. Most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certicate must be available for conrmation of age. IAs must provide orders. Single/Dual Military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. No outside food allowed. Breakfast, lunch and snack will be provided. For more information, call (912) 573-2380. Navy Child & Youth programs welcome children of all abilities. Free Movies for the Kids Weekend Movies at 1 p.m. for November are Epic Nov. 9 and 10, Hotel Transylvania Nov. 16 and 17, Despicable Me 2 Nov. 23 and 24 and Turbo Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Movie schedule is listed in Facebook under the events tab on mwrkingsbay page. All youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Snacks foods and beverages are available for purchase. If 15 minutes after the scheduled start time no one comes in, the movie area will be available for open viewing. For the latest information, call (912) 5734548. Winter Break 2013 at the Youth Center Camp runs Dec. 23 to Jan. 10, but is closed Christmas Day and New Years Day, for kindergarteners to 12 years old. SAC patrons, single/dual military, wounded/fallen warriors, and IAs registration begins Dec. 2. Active duty with working or student spouse and DoD employees, registration begins Dec. 9 and DoD contractors and all others will start on Dec. 16. Register 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, except holidays. Cost is based on total family income. Most recent LES/pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certicate must be available for conrmation of age. IAs must provide orders. Single/Dual Military must provide dependent care form at time of registration. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided. No outside food allowed. For more information, call (912) 573-2380. Navy Child & Youth programs welcome children of all abilities. The Combined Federal Campaign season has started Kings Bays Child and Youth Program team are two of the organizations you can support with your giving. e num bers are Youth Center School Age Care #37328 and Child Development Center #47018. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Wob-Gob 5K date changed Just for kids Youth Camp signup going Intramural Sports e Wobble Gobble 5K Run is Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Kings Bay Fitness Complex. Sign-ups start at 6:30 a.m. with the race beginning at 7 a.m. Bring a canned food item for donation, which will benet Camden House. For more information call (912) 573-3990. Movie Under the Stars On Saturday, Nov. 9 at about 7 p.m. at Youth Center Ballfields, free admission with the feature presenta tion showing Despicable Me 2 (PG). Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets and your own movie snacks. For more information, (912) 573-4564. Military Family Appreciation Day Its 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 at Under the Pines Park. Food available for pur chase. Hay rides, face paint ing, archery tag, arts & crafts booths and games, plus the Fun Zone for $3 with unlim ited use bounce houses, giant slide, rock wall, halo jumper and obstacle course. Music by Navy Pride Rock Band. A Command Barbecue Challenge judging with details on Facebook and in command work are. For more informa tion, call (912) 573-4564. Ten Dollar Tuesday At Rack-N-Roll Lanes from 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday nights $10 will get you shoes and all the bowling you can handle. Camping 101 Navy Adventures Unleashed has a simple camping adventure at Etowah Park. All Military, DoD and families are welcome from 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16 to 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 17. Tents and camp ing supplies available while supplies last at Outdoor Adventures or bring your own. Dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday provid ed. Bring other food as want ed. Demonstrations, adven ture games, Smores and more. For more information, call NAU at (912) 573-8103. Golf is ready for the holidays Trident Lakes Golf Club is offering some great stocking stuffers for the holidays. During November Punch Card Blow-Out offers military 12 rounds of 18 holes for $100. All others pay $125. Green fees only. Add $100 to your purchase and you get your cart too. Also during November, buy any monthly or annualy membership and receive a free Range Membership to match. 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 special occasion. Contact Magnolias at (912) 573-4559. 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 code phrases, daily specials, upcoming events and corporate promos. (912) 5105400. kingsbaydominos. Angels Liberty call 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013


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Fleet & Family SC workshops FFSC will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit can furnish a conference room or classroom and guarantee a minimum of ve participants. Additionally, personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors also can create a presentation in response to a units area of special concerns. Personnel are available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctrination of newly assigned personnel and family members of active duty personnel. All classes listed here are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center, unless otherwise noted. Hours are 8 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ursdays. Are you frustrated with your children? Would you like suggestions on how to stop temper tantrums or how to get your teen to complete chores without asking them 14 times? We believe parents are the experts on their children. But, children dont come with a manual! So, sometimes you need help to figure out what to do with them. Meet with the parenting class from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays, Nov. 4, 18 and 25. Enrollment in this six-week class is ongoing. Attendees must complete all six weeks in order to receive a certificate. A minimum of six participants is needed in order for a new class to start. Registration required at 573-4512. A New Moms and Dads Support Group meets every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center. These workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 12, 19 and 26. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. A 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 wish ing to participate 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. Anger 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, Nov. 27. It can help you focus on identifying the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Preregistration is required. Call 5734512 for details. Events, schedules, daily pressure and many other items can cause undo stress in your life. Stress may or may not be good for your health depending on how you manage that stress. This workshop is slated for 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 21. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. Smooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relocations and transfers. Areas covered include transportation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, housing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The workshop will be for CONUS moves 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 21 and for OCONUS moves 2 to 4 p.m., Nov. 26. For more information, call 573-4513. Transition GPS is a seminar for those separating, retiring or contemplating leaving the mili tary. The five day seminar provides information on benefits, job search skills, employment resources, resume writing, interviewing and other skills. Spouses are encouraged to attend. Separation Transition GPS is 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 18 to 22. You must be registered by Command Career Counselor. For more information, call 573-4513. A job search workshop will be 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 13. It provides an overview of local and national employment trends and recommends strategies to expand your job search network. Open to active duty, retired, reserve and separating military and family members of relocating civil service personnel. Registration is required, call 573-4513. The goal of Spouse Indoctrination is to educate the participant on the numer ous resources that are available to them while stationed at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. This class hosts 20-plus speakers who provide information and answer any questions. This class will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 27. To register, call 573-4513. This class explores resume writing for todays job market. Resume items including skills, experience, education and val ues as well as simple, effective and easy to use resume formats that get job interviews. Part-time, full-time or permanent positions matters not, this workshop is for you. This program will assist the job seeker in completing a product that will get them in the door. The workshop is scheduled at the Fleet and Family Support Center from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 14. Registration is highly recommended, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information, call 573-4513. Do you have trouble making it from one paycheck to the next? This workshop can help you develop a realistic spending plan and create a family budget. This class will be 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 20. Call 573-4513 for more information. In this workshop, you gain information on the federal employment process, salaries and benefits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and deter mine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be provided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. Class is 1 to 4 p.m., Nov. 20. Registration required by calling 573-4513. The Fleet and Family Support Center is offering Sponsorship training to all command representatives. The goal of the workshop is to ensure that designated command personnel have the necessary education and train ing to successfully fulfill the role of command sponsor. It pres ents an overview of the benefits of sponsorship, a list of sponsor duties and responsibilities, and a timeline to assist in streamlining the sponsorship process. The workshop is scheduled for 1 to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 14. Registration is required, as class is limited to 20 seats. For more information call 573-4513. The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., Nov. 25. For more information, contact at 573-4513. Funding resumes to aid tuition Following passage of continuing resolution authority, Navy is in the process of resuming funding of voluntary education programs, including tuition assistance. Eective immediately, all Military Tuition Assistance applications for courses starting on or after Oct. 17 may be submitted. All previously approved TA requests for courses which began on or after Oct. 17 will also be honored. CNP has received inquiries regarding classes that began during the dates of the government shutdown, Oct. 1 to 16. Any authorization for such classes that came prior to Oct. 1 will still be honored. However, Navy will follow guidance from the DoD Instruction which states All Military TA must be requested and approved prior to the start date of the course. Since funding cannot not be awarded retroactively, classes that started Oct. 1 to 16 which were not authorized prior to Oct. 1 will not be paid for. According to Navy of cials, the service will re sume close to normal preshutdown operations, with no changes to TA execu tion anticipated for 2014. e bottom line for Sailors is, if you have a TA voucher printed from the WebTA site, you may present this to your educational institution in lieu of payment. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013


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14 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 7, 2013 Navy College information Improved coveralls here in 2014 Fleet Forces and Pacic Fleet released a joint message Oct. 24 detailing the use and wear of the new Flame Resistant Variant coveralls, which will begin being distributed to Sailors in the eet before the end of the year. Scheduled to start arriving in December, the new coveralls will initial ly be provided to the crews of ships scheduled to deploy in early 2014. We made the decision to supply ame-resistant coveralls to all Sailors assigned to ships as an added safety precaution, said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, USFF. e information provided in the manner wear message will ensure everyone understands what is expected in the wearing of this new organizational clothing. According to the message the FRV will be distributed to several eet units before the end of the year. Early shipments will focus on next deployers and forward deployed naval forces. e type commanders will hold a series of show and tell roadshows in November and December in eet concentration areas to ensure sailors have an opportunity to see and feel the FRV. e goal is to provide an understanding on the basics of where, when and how to wear the new coverall. Based on production schedules, initial eet outtting should complete by October 2014. Flame resistant organizational clothing had previously been limited to Sailors working in engineering departments, on ight decks and in other high-risk areas, but the Organi zational Clothing Working Group rec ommended every Sailor aoat be out tted with the additional protection. Once outtted, Sailors are directed to wear the FRV while underway. e NWU type I and other polyester and poly blend uniforms are no longer authorized for wear while underway except for special events such as manning the rails, change of command or receptions held at anchor. Exceptions: (1) Personnel assigned to submarines will continue to wear the poly/cotton utility coverall due to its low lint characteristics. Once a long-term, all-purpose coverall solution that is ame resistant and low lint version is available, it is expected that it will be made available to the submarine force. (2) e FRV will not be worn in place of organizational clothing mandated for specic operational environments such as ight decks or while performing work on electrical systems requir ing arc ash protection. e new coveralls are expected to maintain performance properties, durability and appearance for typical deployments of six to nine months, with an optimal wear life of 18-24 months. Like other organizational clothing, the FRV coveralls will be replaced by each ship over time based on normal wear and tear. e name/rank conguration of the FRV coverall will consist of a Velcro-backed name tag and metal collar devices. To build unit esprit de corps, each unit CO has the discretion to authorize the wear of the embossed leather name tag (same as worn on the V-neck sweater) or develop a fabric embroidered unit specic name tag similar to those worn on green Nomex ight jackets. Command ball caps are authorized for wear with the FRV. Materials making the coveralls ame-resistant are incorporated into the fabric bers. Wear life is dependent on many factors, including wear and cleaning frequency, cleaning method and environmental exposure. e joint message from Adm. Bill Gortney and Adm. Harry B. Harris emphasized the Navys commitment on safety. We operate in an environment that contains inherent risks. Given what has been learned through the organizational clothing working group analysis and NWU type I burn test, we are striving to make shipboard environments safer. We have made initial progress toward that goal and believe that providing the FRV coverall to all aoat sailors will help reduce the risk of injury aboard ship. When worn properly, the FRV oers signicant protection from ame and ash re. We are committed to always improving safety. Naval History and Heritage Command announced the hardcopy and electronic publication of their newest book, You Cannot Surge Trust, Oct. 28. e book, which details the combined naval operations of the Royal Australian Navy, Canadian Navy, Royal Navy and United States Navy, 1991 to 2003, compiles the work of U.S. naval historians, Je Barlow, Ed Marolda, Randy Papadopoulos, and Gary Weir and of authors from the U.K., Canada, and Australia. You Cannot Surge Trust tells the recent story of trust built among allied Sailors-the key to a maritime coalitions success. e authors oer a view of national navies operating together in the Gulf War and o the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as well as East Timor, and Afghanistan. e shared trust, technology, and training fostered their interoperability and are essential to US Navy leaders today, as navies increasingly rely on each other. You can look at You Cannot Surge Trust two ways, said Sarandis Randy Papadopoulos, PhD., Secretariat Historian Department of the Navy, who was one of the authors of the book. One, is that the issues that it addresses are timeless. How do you work with allies and partners? It is an enduring question and the book addresses it. Two, more immediately, Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, has come up with four Ps that he thinks are important to how the Navy and the Department of the Navy operates People, platforms, power and partnerships. is book speaks to two of those issues people and partnerships directly. I think its very important that Navy Sailors and operational commanders get an idea of how this was done before and You Cannot Surge Trust will do that. e book is available at nhc6.htm#recent. Papadopoulos believes that trust in partners may be more important to Navies than any other service. Virtually every operation since the Cold War and going back into the 1950s has been multinational, he said. Trust in allies and trust by allies has been central. is is something that the Navy has been doing for an awfully long time and doing very well. I would argue that the Navies do this sort of multinational cooperation better than armies or air forces of the same country. Ships are sovereign territory and can do what national governments want them to do much more easily than troops on the ground or aircraft in the air. Trust also brings with it another advantage, understanding of dierences. You have to be aware of what a partner or ally will do during certain circumstances, Papadopoulos said. He recounted that for U.S. Sailors a disabling shot is aimed at the engine room of a ship, but for Dutch Sailors that same disabling shot is aimed at the bridge. ose are two radically dierent ways to get at the same problem, he said. If you dont know what your ally is going to do when you order a ship stopped, its going to get complicated. Naval History and Heritage Commands Director pointed out why the timing of this publication is unusually signicant. I am proud to add it to the long list of knowledge products our command has delivered to leadership, to the eet, and to the naval historical community, said Capt. Henry Hendrix, director of Naval History. Whats also signicant is it puts our uniquely capable talent and resources to work to directly and meaningfully help shape understanding of our Navy today. is kind of relevance is increasingly important as our national leaders grapple with very tough decisions about whats most important to our countrys security. e NHHC publications section oers many resources for anyone wanting to know about Navy history, and are working hard to make more available every day online. NHHC and its predecessor organizations have long published a range of products under an ofcial publishers imprinteverything from reference books on aviation squadrons to illustrated histories of the numbered eets, said Caitlin Conway, NHHC publications writer-editor. In addition to scholarly studies like You Cannot Surge Trust, NHHC produces documentary histories of the early Navy, commemorative booklets on modern wars, narratives on diversity and leadership, and related materials on the Web. She says that it is important to maintain the documents in many formats for NHHCs audience. Publishing in multiple formats and distributing through multiple channels allows us to reach our unique audience, including sailors serving overseas and at sea, she said. Since Navy leadership, operational units, and other defense agencies use our products to understand the historical context of current issues and challenges, it is important for us to publish information on every era, from a variety of perspectives, in a variety of formats. We execute NHHCs mission not only to tell the Navys story but to make it widely accessible to the public. In addition to the PDF already available on NHHCs web page, hardcopy editions of the book will be stocked at the Government Printing Oce, and those interested can visit the GPO bookstore online at http://bookstore. Book covers combined ops


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