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Vol. 48 Issue 46 Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

Sub Group Ten has Change of Command

Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo
Charles Richard

From Commander, Submarine Group10 Public

Rear Adm. Charles A. "Chas" Richard
relieved Rear Adm. Joseph E. Tofalo as the
Commander of the Atlantic Fleet's Ohio-
class ballistic missile and guided-missile
submarines, Submarine Group 10, during
a change of command ceremony at Naval
Submarine Base Kings Bay, Nov. 22.
"As I look back over my past two years
here I can say without reservation that I
am more passionate about what I do than I
was 13 years ago when I arrived here as an
SSBN CO," said Tofalo, who had command-
ed Submarine Group 10 since August 2011.
"Without question the thing that drives this
See Group 10, Page 7

Navy photo by MC3 Ashley Hedrick
Krista Callahan sings the National Anthem, while saluting the Colors are, from left, Chaplain Cmdr. Ted Fanning, Vice Adm.
Michael Connor, commander Submarine Forces, Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo, outgoing Group Ten commander, Rear Adm. Charles
Richard, incoming Group Ten commander, and Capt. Stephen Gillespie, Group Ten deputy commander and chief of staff.

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Kings Bay Commissary's E5 and below and those with depends
Paula Ballinger, commissary groc
Paul Ballinger driving force manager, has helped organized the ac
for those-in-need program kindness from the first year. She said
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Laura Jefferson
Special to The Periscope

Family recipes and traditions will be in
full swing come the end of November as
friends and family gather for Thanksgiv-
In preparation of the festive holiday, the
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Com-
missary is keeping a tradition of its own.
For the past 10 years the commissary has
provided Thanksgiving baskets to military
families in need, focusing on pay grades

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there was an increase in need this year.
With the assistance of her staff, the
commissary will happily offer twice as
many baskets as last year, giving away 50
Thanksgiving baskets.
"Paula has been doing this for years,
from the very start, and is dedicated to the
project" said co-worker and friend Grego-
ry Anderson, a commissary officer.
The project is funded by prize money
awarded to the commissary by food man-
ufactures for outstanding sales and prod-
uct delivery.


'Anything that we win we put back into
the community," said Ballinger who has also
supported Wounded Warrior and Adopt a
Soldier on behalf of the commissary.
The military families have the opportu-
nity to choose a basket with all the "fixins"
for a traditional ham or turkey dinner at
the base chapel. Unlike previous years,
families will also receive a $25 gift card to
purchase their ham or turkey as opposed
to using a voucher.
To assist the commissary, the chapel
sought different commands for in-need
Sailors, then assembled the baskets and
served as a distribution center Nov. 25.
"I'm not taking any credit" said Chap-
See Help, Page 7

First Lady Deal visits

Courtesy photo
Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, center, is escorted
through the halls of St. Marys Middle School by,
from left, Connections Clubs Ambassadors Anzontia
Stinson, Kasey Crossley and Corey Wigger.

Students in Connections
Club escorts at St. Marys
Middle School
From Naval Submarine Base, King's Bay
Child and Youth Education Services School
Liaison Office
In recognition of Military Fam-
ily Appreciation Month, Georgia First
Lady Sandra Deal and Katie Jo Ballard,
executive director of the Governor's
Office for Children and Families, vis-
ited St. Marys Middle School, where
they observed the school's Connec-
tions Club in action.
Greeted by three student Ambas-
sadors, Deal and Ballard were given a
tour of the school and received Con-
nections Club backpacks as souvenirs
of their visit.
At four elementary schools, two

middle schools and the local regional
high school, Connections Clubs stu-
dent Ambassadors are trained to wel-
come new students to their respective
schools, the community and the Naval
Submarine Base Kings Bay.
Connections Club's Ambassadors
not only greet students upon arrival,
but host monthly Welcome Aboard
activities and support Kings Bay
events such as the annual Back-to-
School Bash and other youth and teen
"With the support of the GOCF
funding, I will continue to develop the
Connections Club transition program
to meet the social, emotional and aca-
demic needs of military children expe-
riencing the challenges of relocation;'
said Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay
School Liaison Officer Clainetta Jef-
See Club, Page 3



recently we celebrated
the 10th anniversary
of the Maritime Safety
and Security Team in Camden
County. It was a wonderful trib-
ute to our Coast Guard.
It wasn't that long ago that
seeing the Coast Guard uniform
in our community was a rarity.
With the creation of the MSST,
and shortly thereafter the estab-
lishment of the Maritime Force
Protection Unit at Kings Bay, the
Coast Guard has had a strong
presence and tremendous im-
pact on our community.
MFPU Kings Bay became
operational in July, 2007. Along
with MFPU Bangor, the two
MFPU's were conceived to
support the Coast Guard's mis-
sion of protecting our strategic
submarines entering and leav-
ing their respective bases. They
are single-mission units fully
funded by the Navy.
One of the reasons for the
assignment of this escort duty
is because the Navy, or for that
matter, the civilian contractors
do not have law enforcement
capabilities. Federal statue gives
the Coast Guard the authority
to prosecute violators of federal
laws and make arrests if neces-
The Coast Guard historically
has enforced U.S. maritime law,
dating to the late 1700s when
the Revenue Cutter Service en-
forced tariff and trade rules. As
the only federal military service
to reside outside the Defense
Department, it is not restricted
to conduct law enforcement op-
erations by the Posse Comitatus
Act. This act prohibits the Army
and Air Force from engaging
directly in law
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2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 28, 2013

Reserve advancement quotas set

Navy League collects for VA visit
The 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.
began Nov. 14. Items requested for donation
include large print crossword, word search,
Sudoku, etc. books; shampoo and condition-
er; body wash; 3-pound canned coffee; decks
of cards; new board games; HE laundry deter-
gent; and sugar-free candy. Donations, includ-
ing cash which will be used to purchase addi-
tional items, can be dropped off 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 pro-
vided) should contact council president Dave
Burch at (912) 674-4252. Additional informa-
tion can be found on the council Web site at

Commissary sets holiday hours
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay's Com-
missary will be open normal hours 9 a.m. to 6
p.m., Monday, Nov. 25 and closed Thanksgiv-
ing, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29. In Decem-
ber, the Commissary is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, and 9 to 6 p.m., New
Years Eve, Dec. 31 and is closed Christmas,
Dec. 25 and NewYears Day, Jan. 1.

Kingsland tree lighting Dec. 5
Kingsland's Christmas Tree Lighting will be
5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Kingsland
Depot. Pictures with Santa and Mr. Claus,
Christmas caroling, hot coco and cookies, plus
snow will be featured.

Santa at Dolphin Store Dec. 7
Cookies with Santa is 10 a.m. to noon, Sat-
urday Dec. 7 at the Dolphin Store in Build-
ing 1066, 918 James Madison Road, on Naval
Submarine Base Kings Bay. The store is open
It's open 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through
Friday and the the first and third Saturday of
each month, but closed Dec. 22 to Jan. 5. Vol-
unteers are needed. For more information, e-

Base library sets holiday hours
During the holidays and due to on-base part-
ner schools being between terms, the base li-
brary will have adjusted hours as provided:
Open: 3 to 9 p.m. Nov. 18 to 21 and Nov. 25, 26;
noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 22; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 to
5,9 to 12, 16 to 19; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6,10, 20.

NSB Teen Driver class Dec. 27
Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Safety and
Cape Fox will be conducting a Teen Driver
Improvement class Dec. 27. Class, from 8
a.m. to approximately 1 p.m. at Fluckey Hall,
Bldg. 1063, Room 127, is limited to 30; is open
to dependents of active duty/reserve/retir-
ees, as well as DOD civilians. Due to the high
demand for this class if your signed-up teen
driver cannot attend, call to cancel so another
future driver can be signed up. Teen drivers/
future drivers need to have either their license
or permit and something to write with. This
class does not fulfill any of the State of Geor-
gia requirements for teen drivers but may help
with insurance depending on your insurance
provider. To sign up, call Dean Merrill or Russ
Prothero at (912) 573-2525 or (912) 573-0414.

Flu shots at Kings Bay clinic
Naval Branch Health Clinic Kings Bay is now
providing annual influenza vaccine to service
members, retirees and families, patients can
walk-in for flu vaccine 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mon-
day 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 find out more about NBHC Kings Bay,
visit the command Web site at

Base lost & found has found items
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,

Suggestions for The Periscope?
Do 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

By Chief of Navy Reserve Public Affairs

Fall Reserve Petty Officer Ad-
vancement quotas were released,
and 1,881 Reserve Sailors will be
promoted to E4, E5 and E6, repre-
senting an overall 2.2 percentage
point increase from the last promo-
tion cycle.
"These improvements reflect that
our Force management efforts are
working," said Vice Adm. Robin
R. Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve.
"These quotas meet our Force man-
ning requirements and are an im-

portant step toward stabilizing ad-
vancement opportunities from cycle
to cycle."'
The advancement opportunity for
Reserve E6 Sailors this cycle has in-
creased to 8.7 from 6.5 percent while
E5 Sailors opportunities rose to 15.1
percent from 11.5 percent. Sailor
advancement rate to E4 slightly de-
creased to 32.5 percent from 35.4
percent due mainly to an increase in

the number of eligible Sailors.
In addition, rating demand in-
creased across the board. For E6
the number of ratings with no de-
mand signal is 21, down from 26,
E5 decreased to 18 from 23, and E4
dropped slightly to 6 from 7.
"This is good news for our Sail-
ors," said Navy Reserve Force Mas-
ter Chief CJ Mitchell. "By effectively
managing accessions and accurately
forecasting attrition rates, the Navy
Reserve is stabilizing and gradually
improving Sailors' advancement

Marines test ONR's intel system

By Eric Beidel
Office of Naval Research

Marines in Hawaii demonstrated
that using handheld devices and
special software to automatically sift
through loads of data Nov. 13 and 14
can help ease information overload
and deliver made-to-order intelli-
gence to the front lines.
The Office of Naval Research part-
nered with U.S. Marine Corps Forc-
es Pacific Experimentation Center
and the 3rd Marine Regiment for
the third annual Agile Bloodhound
demonstration at Marine Corps
Base Hawaii.
The demonstration showed how
the integration of intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance
assets-such as imagery from an
unmanned aircraft sensor-and
command-and-control capabili-
ties-such as communications and
networking-can be tailored to speed
decision-making by expeditionary
"We're trying to create a user-ori-
ented world view for Marines;'" said
Col. William Zamagni, deputy direc-
tor of ONR's Expeditionary Maneu-
ver Warfare and Combating Terror-

ism Department. "Whether they're
in command centers with PCs, in
vehicles with laptops or on foot with
smartphones, Marines need access
to the most pertinent information
Naval expeditionary operations
involve more sensors, radios and
computers than ever before.
However, the management and
dissemination of information has
not kept pace with technological
advancements, and Marines on the
front lines can be overwhelmed with
the amount of raw data coming at
"Marines in the heat of battle have
more pressing things to worry about
than trying to make sense of a lot of
different pieces of intelligence;'" said
John Moniz, ONR program manag-
er. "They need the right information
at the right time, and Agile Blood-
hound is helping us figure out what
combination of hardware and soft-
ware works best to deliver only the
most relevant information as quick-
ly as possible."

Some of the many technologies
used during Agile Bloodhound in-
* A serverless chat system that
allows person-to-person and group
communications even for those not
connected to the infrastructure net-
work and servers
* A knowledge discovery program
that uses smartphones and tablets
to streamline ISR data collection
and exploitation, as well as create
a unified picture of the battlefield
through geographically identified
imagery and automated force track-
* ActiveWiki software that allows
collaboration for social-networking
graphs and real-time updates of
pictures and maps to produce
unique views and overlays of the
The Navy and Marine Corps con-
tinue to move from a net-centric
to a data-centric strategy to enable
development of more interoperable
and cost-effective solutions.
Agile Bloodhound supports the
Marine Corps' Information Enter-
prise Strategy to develop a "knowl-
See Intel, Page 3

Navy Lodge offers holiday values

By Kristine M. Sturkie
Navy Exchange Service Command Public
Affairs Specialist

Book a room at a Navy Lodge for
extra holiday guests this year. Guests
of the Navy Lodge save 45 percent
compared to other hotels and there
are no extra person charges.
"Navy Lodges are the perfect
place for guests of military members
to stay during the holidays;'" said
Navy Lodge Kings Bay General Man-
ager, Linda Bird. "Navy Lodges of-
fer a great value considering all the
space, kitchen and other amenities
we offer our guests. Guests will also
enjoy a free breakfast in the morn-

ing along with free Internet access,
in-room coffee and newspaper."
Every Navy Lodge guest room is
oversized with queen-sized beds,
cable TV with premium channels,
a DVD/CD player, direct-dial tele-
phone service, Internet access and
a kitchenette complete with micro-
wave, refrigerator and utensils.
Navy Lodges also offer house-
keeping service, vending machines,
convenient on-base parking, video
rental service and guest laundry
facilities as well as handicapped ac-

cessible and all non-smoking rooms.
Navy Lodges are conveniently lo-
cated near other on base amenities,
such as the gym, pool, restaurants
and Navy Exchange.
As an added convenience, select
Navy Lodges allow dogs and cats up
to 50 pounds in weight to stay when
traveling with their owners. Check
with the Navy Lodge for more de-
To make a reservation at any one
of the 41 Navy Lodges around the
world, call toll free at (800) 628-
9466 or you can log onto
For other military lodging options,
go to

Caps for Kids program underway

By MC2 Jesse Dick
Navy Office of Community Outreach

Navy commands worldwide will
soon receive a letter requesting do-
nations of Navy ball caps to support
the Navy's Caps for Kids program.
Administered by the Navy Office
of Community Outreach in Mem-
phis, Tenn., the Caps for Kids pro-
gram is entering its 16th year as one
of the Navy's most consequential
outreach programs.
Since 1999, Navy commands have
donated thousands of unit ball caps,
which are then presented by Sailors
to children who are fighting seri-
ous illnesses in hospitals across the
The program is made possible ex-
clusively through donations from
wardrooms, Chiefs' messes, first
class associations, spouse clubs and
similar organizations throughout
the Navy.

A typical Caps for Kids visit in-
volves a small group of Sailors visit-
ing up to 50 children who are inpa-
tients in a children's hospital. Sailors
present the caps to the children and
spend time talking with and encour-
aging them.
NAVCO also supports units wish-
ing to use their own ball caps, rather
than sending them to NAVCO, to
conduct a visit independently at a
children's hospital near their unit's
For all visits, NAVCO provides ad-
vice and guidance to ensure the pro-
gram is carried out in accordance
with all applicable instructions and
guidelines, particularly those relat-
ed to patient privacy.
"Caps for Kids is not only one of
our most successful outreach pro-

grams, it is also one of the most per-
sonally rewarding programs;'" said
Cmdr. Kim Marks, NAVCO director
"Nothing beats the feeling you gel
from the kids' smiles when you give
them a command ball cap.'
According to Gary Ross, the NAV-
CO Caps for Kids program manager
approximately 1,000 ball caps arc
needed to sustain the program for an
entire year. However, he added thai
no donation is too small, and even
the gift of a single ball cap can make
a difference in the life of a sick child.
Commands interested in making
a donation to the Caps for Kids pro-
gram can send them by mail to:
Navy Office of Community Out-
Attn: Caps for Kids Program
5722 Integrity Dr., BLDG 456-3
Millington, TN38054
For more information on the Caps
for Kids Program, contact NAVCO al
(901) 874-5800 or

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K I N 6 S B A Y U E 0 R 1 I A

NSB Kings Bay Commanding Officer
Capt. Harvey L. Guffey, Jr.
NSB Kings Bay Executive Officer
Cmdr. Ed Callahan
NSB Kings Bay Command Master Chief
CMDCM Randy Huckaba
NSB Kings Bay Public Affairs Officer
Scott Bassett
NSB Kings Bay Public Affairs Office staff
MC2 Cory Rose, MC3 Ashley Hedrick
Bill Wesselhoff 573-4719,

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THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, November 28, 2013 3

Marines providing aid

From Commander, U.S. 7th
Fleet Public Affairs
About 900 Marines with
the 31st Marine Expedi-
tionary Unit have arrived
in the Philippines, near
The Marines were trans-
ported to the Philippines
from Okinawa aboard two
Navy amphibious ships,
the USS Germantown and
USS Ashland.
About 100 additional
31st MEU Marines were
scheduled to fly to the re-
Navy Cmdr. William
Marks, 7th Fleet spokes-
person, provided an
update on Operation
Damayan, the U.S. and
international effort to pro-
vide relief to people im-
pacted by Super Typhoon
"We continue to see
encouraging signs that
ground routes are opening
significantly for delivery
by trucks instead of heli-
copters," Marks said in a
statement. "Ground trans-
portation is much more
efficient and can transport
a greater load of supplies
over the long term.
"Over the first few days
during our initial emer-
gency response," he con-
tinued, "a vast majority
of transport was carried
via helicopter, while now
we see almost 90 percent
of relief supplies going by
About 135 flight hours
were flown Nov. 19, for 792
hours flown total during


From Page 2

edge-based force" that
uses seamless communi-
cations to improve deci-
sion-making and mission
The demonstration is
the result of partnerships
between ONR, MARFOR-

Navy photo by MCSN Liam Kennedy
A Filipino marine stands guard at the village of Guiuan
in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan.

the operation so far, ac-
cording to the 7th Fleet.
The amount of water de-
livered Nov. 19 is still be-
ing calculated.
About 22,000 pounds
of food, medical supplies
and dry goods were de-
livered Nov. 19, for a total
of 345,000 pounds. One
hundred forty seven pas-
sengers were transported
Nov. 19, for a total of 889
passengers transported so
"We are concentrating a
majority of our remaining
efforts in Samar/Guiuan,
which continues to be the
hub for supply transport,'
Marks stated. "We are fly-
ing a number of missions
to transport Republic of
Philippine police, military
and emergency personnel
but a majority of supplies
are now being carried by
South of Tacloban in the
Leyte Gulf/Tacloban area
"we are focusing about

PAC, Marine Corps Sys-
tems Command, Marine
Corps Warfighting Labo-
ratory, Space and Naval
Warfare Center Pacific,
Naval Surface Warfare
Center Dahlgren Division
and the Naval Research
Laboratory, among others.
ONR provides the sci-
ence and technology nec-
essary to maintain the
Navy and Marine Corps'
technological advantage.

35 percent of our efforts,"
Marks stated.
In Ormoc Bay almost all
of the roads are back open,
he added, and supplies
are being carried by truck.
"Helicopter transport
has not been needed to a
great extent there," Marks
The littoral combat ship
USS Freedom is en route
to deliver supplies to sup-
port Operation Damayan.
The USS Freedom has one
helicopter onboard.
All U.S. Navy-provided
support for Operation
Damayan is part of the
broader U.S. government
effort to support the Phil-
ippines' request for hu-
manitarian assistance.
The USS Germantown
and USS Ashland also
bring heavy engineering
equipment such as back-
hoes, dump trucks and
wreckers, amphibious as-
sault vehicles, generators,
and portable water tanks.

Through its affiliates, ONR
is a leader in science and
technology with engage-
ment in 50 states, 70 coun-
tries, 1,035 institutions of
higher learning and 914
industry partners. ONR
employs approximately
1,400 people, comprising
uniformed, civilian and
contract personnel, with
additional employees at
the Naval Research Lab in
Washington, D.C.

Courtesy photo
From left, Katie Jo Ballard, executive director of the Governor's Office for Children
and Families, Dr. Laurie Taylor, Kings Bay Youth Transition coordinator, First
Lady Sandra Deal, and Clainetta Jefferson, School Liaison officer, discussed the

Connections Club initiative


From Page 1

ferson. "The Connections
Club serve as an avenue
through which military
students can make bet-
ter connections to their
peers, CYP programs and
support services!'
In 2012, Jefferson ap-
plied for a grant from
the Governor's Office for
Children and Families to
initiate a transition pro-
gram for military children,
grades 3 to 12, who were
relocating to Kings Bay
and the Camden County

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As part of its military
family support programs,
GOCF has granted the
Kings Bay Youth Sponsor-
ship Program $100,000
over the past two years to
support a transition initia-
tive, known as Connec-

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Children's activities included jousting, left, and putting.

Above, the Youth Center's Mary Williams paints
a young lady as a princess kitten.

Right, from left Chris Lapidas,
Clark McDaniel, Dave Estrada, Chris
Birkby, Scott Verville and Laura Carey
of Pride Navy Band Southeast.

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Left, from left, Porktastic's MMCS Shannon Blood-
worth, HT1 Ryan Visage, NC1 Robert Ehrhart
and MM1 Steve Douglas show off their entree.
Porktastic finished third in Wet Ribs.

Some grilling
got under-
way at mid-
night the day
of Military

Barbecue Cookoff judges, from left, MA3 Cortney Bates, Tyler Cole
and Dori Brink tackle the tough job of grading everyone's hard work.

Right, overall
and category

MMC Jon Wilson and MMCS Shane T. Jones get an award
from CMC Randy Huckaba. They were overall champs, win-
ning pork and third in chicken and dry ribs.

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YMCS Scott Dillon, CSC Tony Martinez, CSC Kevin
Calliste and Huckaba second in chicken and wet ribs.

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STSCS Myron Williams, (front) CSC Salvator
Williamson, MMC Stephen Shawl, ETCS Brent Loisselle,
EMCS Chris Richardson and Huckaba, first in chicken,
second in dry ribs, third in pork.

From left, SW1 Troy Grau, CEC Nicholas Whitbeck, UT1 Paul
Hoxit, Huckaba, SW1 Shawn Phelps and CE2 Minh Le, first in
dry and wet ribs.

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Coast Guard photo
MFPU Kings Bay adopted Camden House. Coast Guard personnel conduct month-
ly cleanup of the Camden House by helping out with lawn work, pressure washing
and any other odds and ends needing to be done.

Navy photo
Besides its regular tenant commands, Kings Bay has a Coast Guard presence to
help protect incoming and outgoing submarines in the harbor. Every day, two
crews of four Coast Guardsmen go out to patrol the waters around Kings Bay.


From Page 1

comply with this act by Defense
Department directive.
As a personal observation, the
addition of the MFPU adds a
safety factor too. I'm sure boat-
ers and fishermen are excited
about seeing one of these huge,
beautiful ships as they leave
for sea. The Coast Guard's law
enforcement duties ensure that
they move quickly to avoid any
Thus the MFPU team is a
team of vigilant guardians who
provide fleet security, deter-
rence by presence, protection
by escort, defense by force and
terrorism prevention through
strategic partnerships.
Vice Adm. Peterson, then
Commander of the Coast
Guard's Atlantic Area and one
of the keynote speakers said at
the commissioning ceremony,
said, "This is a unit ready for
initial operations. This is a new
and unique mission. It's a great
day for the Coast Guard!'
Preparations for this unit
included 10,000 training hours
for the Coast Guard personnel
assigned to MFPU.
Many of you remember the
commissioning of the two 87-
foot Coast Guard cutters, SEA

Post was commissioning chair-
man for both of these cutters
and did an incredible job. The
unit also has six 33-foot Special
Purpose Craft Law Enforce-
ment vessels and six 64-foot
Special Purpose Craft Screen-
ing vessels, all new platforms in
support of this great mission.
Cmdr. Stephen Love and his
Executive Officer, Lt. Cmdr.
Tom Evans, have continued
the tradition of involvement
in this great community. They
are familiar faces at many of
our Navy League meetings and
other events. Cmdr. Love and
his team of approximately 150
personnel recently received the
prestigious Kimball Award, for
readiness and standardization
The Maritime Safety and Se-
curity Team Kings Bay, or MSST
91108, was the first Coast Guard
unit in Camden County and has
a completely different mission
and, in fact, has an entirely
different chain of command.
It, too, was a new mission for
the Coast Guard when person-
nel came to Camden County in
The Maritime Safety and Se-
curity Teams were established
to bolster the Coast Guard's
ability to protect this country's
shores from any threats and to
respond to specific episodic
events requiring an increased

security posture for a limited
duration. They are capable of
deploying personnel and equip-
ment on short notice, via air or
ground. MSST 91108 also exer-
cises security contingency plans
in major ports and augment
Coast Guard and Captain of the
Port capabilities in Georgia and
Our unit in St. Marys has the
designation of 91108. The 911
is for the day the World Trade
Center and the Pentagon were
attacked by terrorists and 08 is
the 8th unit commissioned.
The Coast Guard evacuated
more than 2,000 people that
day in New York. The Maritime
Safety and Security Teams were
created as a result of that hor-
rific terrorist attack.
When we heard of this new
mission being formed, we let it
be known that Camden County
wanted a MSST in our com-
munity. We were thrilled when
we received the call that MSST
91108 would be located in St.
Marys. We were thrilled again
when the announcement came
that brought to our community
a great group of 85 profession-
ally trained men and women.
Lt. Cmdr. Matt Baer is Com-
manding Officer of this unit and
his Executive Office is Lt. Cmdr.
Ron Nakamoto. They, too have
become a part of the communi-
ty, participating in our parades
and school adoptions. They're

familiar faces at our meetings.
As a rare fact, the MSST is
also a recipient of the Kimball
Award, a two-time award recipi-
ent. That's very impressive for
a unit to excel at Coast Guard
small boat operations, readi-
ness and standardization when
primarily used as a deployable
On Feb. 2, 2010, we had quite
a shock when we were told that
this unit would be decommis-
sioned. Keith Post and I were
invited to sit in on an an-
nouncement from an admiral
from headquarters. It was a
stunning announcement.
MSST 91108 was being de-
We quickly went to Washing-
ton D.C. to find out why this
was happening. We found that
the Coast Guard, in response
to a budget reduction for FY11,
stated it would decommission
five of the 12 Maritime Safety
and Security teams, the teams
that were established after the
9/11 terrorist attacks in re-
sponse to heightened security
The current threat assessment
is a constant concern. This was
the wrong time to be reducing
five of these anti-terror units.
The number of MSSTs should
remain at 12, we said. And that
was not all. Some 1,112 full-
time Coast Guard positions
would be eliminated, the Coast

Guard's operating expenses
would be reduced and three
cutters would be decommis-
sioned without replacement.
The budget would be reduced
by approximately $300 million.
We went to work, writing ev-
eryone from President Obama
to the Secretary of Homeland
Security, our legislators and
everyone in between. Our state
House and Senate, as well as all
of our cities and county's entire
bodies, voted for proclamations
in support of the entire Coast
Guard Budget, not just our
MSST 91108.
We went to Washington and
called on every committee that
had oversight over the Coast
Guard and 210 congressional
offices. We found that there is
a deep respect for our Coast
Guard. Of the 210 Congressio-
nal stops we made, at 205 mem-
bers sat down with us when
they were told that we were
there to talk about the United
States Coast Guard. We told
them what was happening. We
also told them that in addition
to the operational and support
capability that would suffer, the
reduction in Coast Guard posi-
tions were a mistake.
These military positions offer
the best return on investment
in personnel that this country
has. Our military personnel

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From Page 1

incredible pride and satis-
faction is the people."'
A 1983 graduate of the
Naval Academy, Tofalo
ensured consistent opera-
tional readiness for one
quarter of the nation's
strategic assets during his
two years in command.
He oversaw certification


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lain Nathan Boon, who
coordinates the chapel's
side of the project. "I have
put very little time in com-
pared to the big picture
and all the work Paula has
done. She is a very humble
person. We are happy just
to help, so families can en-
joy their Thanksgiving to
the fullest.:'
During this time of year
with holiday sales and
decorations on the aisles
of department stores, it is
easy to lose sight of the es-
sence of Thanksgiving.
It's easy to forget that for
some families, Thanksgiv-
ing dinner may may be


From Page 6

are, by definition, on duty
24 hours a day, 7 days a
week. This is how they
can rapidly respond to
national and man-made
disasters. These are jobs
that matter. We requested
the same level of Coast
Guard service be main-
tained in the 2011 budget,
and that there be a true
augmentation of funds
and no reapportionment
of the already scarce
funds be made.
The future of our Coast
Guard and the security of
our nation depend on it.
With our help and
many others, the entire
Coast Guard budget was
I don't expect that to be
our last fight. We recog-
nize the value of the Coast
Guard, but as we know
these are difficult budget
Camden County
has had a decade with
hundreds of our Coast
Guardsmen and women

of 30 units with 100 per-
cent on-time deployment
and 100 percent mission
coverage, as well as the
return of the USS Tennes-
see (SSBN 734) to strategic
service after a 31-month
refueling overhaul.
Tofalo said some of his
proudest accomplish-
ments included the suc-
cessful introduction of
Women in Submarines
in the Atlantic fleet, and
significant improvements
made in disaster pre-

paredness and multi-haz-
ard response.
He reflected on the im-
portance of the ceremo-
ny's date, as it coincided
with the 50th anniversary
of President Kennedy's as-
sassination, and how the
strategic deterrence mis-
sion ties into our country's
perseverance through the
post-Kennedy 1960s, and
emergence as the leader
of the free world today.
"For the young Sailors
sitting across the back this

Photo by Laura Jefferson
Commissary Officer Gregory Anderson and Grocery
Manager Paula Ballinger with a 2013 ConAgra Award,
for truck-load event that funded gift cards.

modest or even non-ex-
But the Commissary's
tradition allows in-need

and their families who
have lived in our commu-
nity, taken their children
to our schools, attended
our churches and have
made an impact in our
community. These men
and women bring a spirit
of professionalism, pride
and community involve-
ment that enriches our
When I was National
President of the Navy
League, I was always
impressed by those cities
that were designated as
"Coast Guard Cities.:' They
stood out in their support
of the Coast Guard, and
as a Coast Guard fan, I
thought it would be won-
derful to have that kind of
In 2012, after the Com-
mandant, Adm. Robert
Papp's visit to speak at our
Community that Cares
event, I realized that now
we are one of those Coast
Guard Communities! We
have shown and continue
to show unprecedented
support to our Coast
Guard units. So, we ap-
plied for this designation.
It was not easy. There
has never been a Coast

Sailors to savor a delicious
meal with their family and
perhaps start a new tradi-
tion of their own.

Guard Community. The
designation only cov-
ers a city. But with our
three supporting cities,
we couldn't have that. So,
we have this additional
hurdle to overcome. The
paperwork involved was
extensive. Everything had
to be documented.
After several months,
the application was
finished and sent to the
Coast Guard. First, it had
to have approval from the
Coast Guard itself. Then
it had to go through the
Congressional commit-
tees, who have oversight
over the Coast Guard for
Last month we passed
the first hurdle. A letter
from Adm. Papp said, "In
accordance with Public
Law 105-383, Section 409,
my letters to the com-
mittees start a 90 day
congressional notification
period. If there is no ob-
jection from Congress, it
will be my pleasure to sign
a proclamation designat-
ing Camden County as "A
Coast Guard Community."
We wait with anticipa-
tion for that final approval
from Congress.

morning, all ofwhom were
not alive on that fateful
November Dallas day in
1963, I ask them to imag-
ine a national domestic
atmosphere charged with
the assassination of the
president and the threat of
nuclear war with the for-
mer Soviet union, violent
racial tensions in parts of
the country, and extreme
Vietnam war protests. All
of that puts some of our
current domestic issues
in perspective. That per-
spective should include
the fact that we are an
absolutely amazing coun-
try. It is undeniable that
strategic deterrence has
been a center piece of that
world leadership."
Vice Adm. Michael Con-
nor, Commander, Subma-
rine Forces, served as the
guest speaker for the event
and presented the Legion
of Merit to Tofalo for his
outstanding job at Subma-
rine Group 10.
"This group has been
doubly blessed with a
commander whose char-
acter is a credit to our pro-
fession,";' Connor said. "Joe
impressed me from the
day I assumed my current
duties. Under his leader-
ship, Kings Bay was the
most reliable producer
of ready ships and crews.
Whether the metric was
getting ready ships to sea
on time, helping our UK
partners conduct test-
ing or aiding an SSN
that pulled in here after
an accident, the Kings Bay
team was brilliant."
Tofalo leaves the south-
ern Georgia coast to move
to Washington, D.C., tak-
ing his position as a spe-
cial assistant to the deputy


Navy photo by MC2 Cory Rose
Rear Adm. Joseph Tofalo presents Vice Adm. Michael
Connor with a gift during the ceremony.

Chief of Naval Operations
for Warfare Systems.
Richard, a 1982 gradu-
ate of the University of Al-
abama, previously served
at U.S. Strategic Com-
mand as the Deputy Com-
mander of Joint Function-
al Component Command
for Global Strike. He
becomes the 15th com-
mander of the submarine
group and is enthusiastic
about working with the
Kings Bay community.
"I'm honored to be a
part of Submarine Group
10, as well as a part of
Team Kings Bay'," Richard
said. "The teamwork here
is impressive and evident
from day one, and it is
clear that we understand
that we have been entrust-
ed with the nation's most
important 'no-fail' mis-
sions and execute them
well on a daily basis."

Richard continued,
praising Team Kings Bay's
superior contribution to
the undersea warfighting
and strategic deterrence
"I believe the ability to
maintain strategic deter-
rence is the fundamen-
tal, bedrock assumption
on which our entire de-
fense strategy rests;" he
said. "Similarly, this na-
tion's capability in Un-
dersea Warfare is one of
our 'Crown Jewel' asym-
metric advantages over a
potential adversary. Both
require significant effort
every day to maintain, and
I thank you for that effort."'
Submarine Group 10 is
the nation's pre-eminent
provider of sea-based stra-
tegic deterrence, strike and
unique Ohio-class guided-
missile submarine special
operations capabilities.

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The best and worst of Thanksgiving dinner

I love my turkey and ham. I can't get enough of the
stuffing that's inside the turkey. People oblige me
by scooping out the soupy center of green bean,

creamed corn or scalloped potato casseroles and leav-
ing me the carmelized burnt part on the sides of the
dish. Yum! Sweet potato, pumpkin, apple pie, I'll take

them all, with ice cream and whipped cream. I'm not
much for cranberries or beets, and I'll definitely pass
asparagus around the table as fast as I can, untouched.

Lt. j.g. Bobby Griffith Margaret Coffee
Trident Refit Facility Retired Navy
Cleveland Willacoochee, Ga.
"That's tough, there so "My favorite is sweet
much good stuff. Ham's potato pie. I'd pass on
my favorite. Cranberries the potato salad."
are not my favorite."

MM1 Kevin Schirmer
USS Tennessee Blue
"Let's see, probably
my favorite is the turkey.
I'd pass on the cran-
berry sauce."

Keith Post
St. Marys Sub Museum
Farmingdale, N.Y.
"My favorite is
stuffing. My worst is
sweet potatoes, or lima
beans for that matter."

Karen Conner
Monroe, Wis.
"My favorite thing, I
think, is the turkey.
I hate beets."

Rafael Hernandez
Bayamon, P.R.
"I know my favorite des-
sert, cheese cake. I gotta
have it and pumpkin pie.
Green bean casserole,
definitely not"

Navy photo by MC1 Arif Patani
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Commander, International Security
Assistance Force Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford make their way to an all-hands call
at ISAF headquarters.

Mabus visits Afghanistan

From Secretary of the Navy Public Affairs
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus vis-
ited Afghanistan Nov. 18 and 19 to meet
with Sailors and Marines deployed to the
This was Mabus' 12th trip to Af-
ghanistan and, while some things have
changed over the course of those 12 vis-
its, one thing has not.
"Every time I've been here I've been
impressed and amazed by the skill, the
courage, the sacrifice and the commit-
ment of all of the Sailors and Marines
who are serving here;'" Mabus said.
Mabus began his visit with a stop at
Camp Leatherneck and Camp Bastion,
where he met with coalition leadership.
He took a break to eat breakfast and
lunch with Sailors and Marines, speaking
to them about the current state of affairs
in their area.
"We're now in a transition period with
our partners in the Afghan National forc-

es, moving them into the lead combat
role," Mabus said. "We're moving more
toward being advisors and trainers, and
we're beginning to bring our Marines,
Sailors and equipment home.'
Before departing Camp Bastion, Ma-
bus took the time to meet with Marines
assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor
Squadron 165.
Mabus' next stop was Kabul, where
he met with Marine Corps Gen. Joseph
Dunford, Commander, International Se-
curity Assistance Force.
Following the meeting, Mabus con-
ducted an all-hands call for Sailors and
Marines, thanking them for their efforts
in the region.
"Thank you for doing the difficult job
you are doing, thank you for how well
you're doing everything," Mabus said.
"Thank you for the courage and com-
mitment you bring and thank you for the

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Santa's here Dec.

'Tis the Season! Yes, you
guessed it, it's that time of year
and Morale, Welfare and Recre-
ation has the jolly ole elf lined
up to show himself on Satur-
day, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. sharp at the
Under the Pines Park. An inflat-
able race track with giant trikes,
a train, crafts, a photo booth,
foam machine, monkey motion
bungee, glitter tattoos, a snow-
man, Rudolph, a Christmas tree,
penguins, Buddy the Elf and a
Stocking Walk with music, cook-
ies and cocoa for all. Fun is from
4 to 8 p.m. with an outdoor mov-
ie starting at 7 p.m. We will be
showing Arthur
Christmas. For
more informa-
tion, call (912)
* Breakfast with Santa -
It's Saturday, Dec. 14 at the
Kings Bay Conference Center.
Breakfast will be served 8 to
10 a.m. and Santa will be there
from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Photo ops
with your camera will be avail-
able. Advanced tickets may
be purchased at Information,
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pancakes, eggs, sausage, bis-
cuits with gravy, assorted fruit,
milk, orange juice, coffee and
water. A holiday movie, holiday
characters and story times with
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accompanied by a parent or
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Team fee for Dodgeball is $30
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New Coast Guard surfman joins elite group

By P01 Thomas McK-
From Coast Guard Compass

Petty Officer 2nd Class
Victoria Taylor, a boat-
swain's mate from coast
Guard Station Humboldt
Bay, was recently des-
ignated a Coast Guard
surfman, the highest
qualification a coxswain
can achieve in the Coast
Receiving the surfman
designation puts Taylor
in an elite group; she's
the Coast Guard's 484th
surfman, one of only six
females to ever receive
the designation in Coast
Guard history and the very
first from Station Hum-
boldt Bay.
Only 5 percent of Coast
Guard coxswains receive
the qualification, which
typically takes years to
It took Taylor seven
"I knew coming into
boot camp that this is
what I wanted to do," said
Taylor, a native of Ray-
mond, Wash. "The Coast
Guard gives women so
many great opportuni-
ties so I thought, 'Why not
shoot for the stars?' Why
not go for one of the hard-
est qualifications?"
While lifeboat cox-
swains are qualified to
navigate their vessels into
heavy seas, only surfmen
are allowed to navigate
into breaking waves.
Surf stations are re-
quired in areas where surf
conditions greater than
eight feet occur approxi-
mately 36 days or more
each year.
Station Humboldt Bay,
one of 21 surf stations in
the Coast Guard, is lo-
cated on one of the most
treacherous bar entrances
in California, an area fa-
mous for shipwrecks -
and home to the Coast

Photo courtesy of Station
Humboldt Bay
Petty Officer 2nd Class
Victoria Taylor.

Guard in one form or an-
other since 1856.
The station's area of
responsibility encom-
passes a large portion of
the coastline of Humboldt
County and a small por-
tion of southern Del Norte
In addition, the crew is
responsible for protect-
ing life in more than 5,000
square miles of the Pacific
The 47-foot Motor Life
Boat the platform on
which Taylor is quali-
fied, is the workhorse of
the Coast Guard's heavy
weather fleet. It is pri-
marily designed as a fast-
response rescue craft,
capable of conducting op-
erations in high seas, surf
and heavy weather envi-
Self-righting, self-bail-
ing, almost unsinkable
and designed with an ex-
tended cruising range,
these boats are built to
withstand the most severe
conditions at sea.
Taylor's first ride in a
lifeboat took place before
she joined.
She visited Coast Guard
Station Bellingham,
Wash., where her sister
was stationed, and the sta-
tion's crew took her out for
a ride.
"My first impression of
the 47' is that it looked like

Coast Guard photo
Coast Guard Station Humboldt Bay is responsible for protecting life and property
in more than 5,000 square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

a tank,";' said Taylor. 'And if
I'm going to be on the wa-
ter, I'll take a tank over a
tin can any day."
As a crewman, Taylor
envied the more expe-
rienced coxswains who
could maneuver the boat
"like it was an art form."
Driving the boat in the surf
"seemed like a dance."'
"The first time on the
helm, you realize how dif-
ferent a boat is from a car.
There are so many exter-
nal forces that affect you,
and usually not in a good
way," Taylor said. "Those
forces will take any little
mistake and multiply it by
10, pushing your bow off
square or sucking you to-
ward the rocks."
For Taylor, learning how
to take these external forc-
es and use them in her fa-
vor was a big help.
"Operating a boat is a lot
like life;'" she said. "Some-
times it's easier to kick
your bow over and let the
current help you get where
you need to go rather than
try to 'over drive' and fight
it the whole time."

She was able to call
upon her experience and
training as a coxswain
in May of this year when
the station received a call
from a good Samaritan.
"There were two men in
the water near our south
jetty," Taylor said. "The
SAR alarm went off, and
we ran."
The initial report stated
that the two men were
several hundred yards
west of the jetty, and itwas
thought that they were
well outside of the surf
But when Taylor and
her crew came around the
corner they realized that
the men had taken their
boat into an area where
the surf was breaking.
The vessel had capsized.
The men were clinging
to the hull and drifting
quickly towards the rocks.
"My crew were already
wearing heavy weather
belts and helmets because
we weren't sure what we'd
find when we arrived on
scene," Taylor said.
Something had to be

done and there was no
time to wait for a surfman
to arrive at the station and
launch a second boat.
Taylor was only a heavy
weather coxswain at the
time and the conditions
were above her limita-
tions, but she had recently
been to surf school and
felt confident that she
could get her crew in and
out safely.
"My crew agreed with
my plan so I radioed to
the station, reviewed the
risk analysis, got the com-
mand approval and en-
tered the surf zone,";' Taylor
The rescue crew
couldn't pick up the men
directly because they were
dangerously close to the
rocks, so one of the crew-
men threw a rescue bag
toward them.
One of the men was able
to swim out to grab it. The
second man was too hy-
pothermic to move, so the
first man grabbed hold of
him and the crew pulled
them alongside the rescue


Library of Congress
Action from the 1911 Army-Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. The
Midshipmen earned a hard-fought 3-0 victory.

Army-Navy, since 1890

By Dr. Conrad Crane
Army Military History Institute

November 29, 1890,
marked the beginning of
the greatest rivalry in all
of American sports: Army-
Navy football, which came
about primarily because
of the efforts of Dennis
Mahan Michie.
Born at West Point to a
prominent faculty mem-
ber who had been brevet-
ted brigadier general for
Civil War service, Michie
learned how to play foot-
ball at Lawrenceville Prep.
He entered West Point
in 1888 and began to con-
trive a way to bring that
sport to the Military Acad-
Navy alreadyhad a team.
Michie knew that the
USMA Academic Board
was reluctant to approve
such a contest, but he got
Navy to issue a challenge,
and convinced his father,
a professor of natural and
experimental philosophy
(physics); Commandant
Hamilton S. Hawkins and
Superintendent John M.
Wilson that the pride of
West Point was at stake.
They helped persuade
the Academic Board to
permit the contest but

only with the condition
that the game be played at
West Point.
The 271 members of the
Corps of Cadets contrib-
uted 52 cents each to pay
half of the Navy traveling
expenses. Young Michie
served as captain, coach,
trainer, and business man-
ager for the Army team.
He gathered volunteers
throughout the Corps to
play, but only three had
any experience with the
sport, and usually they
could practice only on Sat-
urday afternoons whenev-
er bad weather cancelled
drill or parade.
The Midshipmen ar-
rived by special ferry on
game day and grabbed
a feisty goat from an
Army NCO's quarters as
their mascot. The game
was played on a gridiron
marked off on the Plain.
The much more expe-
rienced Navy team domi-
nated that first contest,
winning 24-0 in front of
a good crowd. That result
did not sit well with Cadet
Michie, who was deter-
mined to best the Middies.
He found a competent
coach named Harry Wil-
liams teaching in nearby
Newburgh, and the offi-

cer-in-charge of football,
Lt. Denny Tate, persuad-
ed Williams to visit West
Point twice a week to work
with the team.
The 1890 result also did
not sit well with Superin-
tendent Wilson, who ap-
proved an unprecedented
trip to Annapolis for a re-
The 1891 Army team
was much better prepared
to battle the Midshipmen,
having won three games,
tied one and lost only to
powerful Rutgers. Michie
starred in Army's 32-16
romp. Both teams attend-
ed a big dance at the Navy
boathouse that night, and
the players congratulated
each other on a fine game.
At the event's conclu-
sion, Michie shook hands
with Worth Bagley, Navy's
star quarterback, and they
wished each other well.
Bagley and Michie ex-
emplified the special na-
ture of the Army-Navy ri-
valry not only on the field
but also in their service
and sacrifice off it. Both
would lose their lives in
the Spanish-American
War in 1898.
Bagley died aboard the

See Game, Page 15





By Terri Moon Cronk
American Forces Press Service

In an atmosphere where
service members are
treated for war-related
psychological trauma,
a staff therapist named
Ron is renowned for the
specialized treatment he
provides to patients, care-
givers and staff by offering
a sense of comfort only
he can provide staying
close by in times of need
while bringing tissues to
them when he feels their
overwhelming emotions.
Ron is a tail-wagging,
2-year-old Labrador re-
triever, a specially trained
service facility dog, and
serves as the mascot at
the National Intrepid Cen-
ter of Excellence on the
campus of Walter Reed
National Military Medical
Center in Bethesda, Md.
Trained by a former
patient, retired Marine
Corps Sgt. Jon Gordon,
Ron and four of his canine
compatriots recently were
handed over to their new
owners in a graduation
ceremony in which they
became certified therapy
dogs for veterans who
need companion service
dog assistance for every-
day tasks.
The dogs are named
Ron, Navi, short for Navi-
gator, Gabe II, Cadence
and Birdie.
The graduation was
conducted in Shady Grove
Middle School here, where
wounded warriors, fami-
lies, Intrepid Center staff
and "puppy parents" who
took care of the dogs when
they were not in training
packed the auditorium.
It was the first canine
graduation in the Warrior
Canine Connection pro-
gram of Brookeville, Md.,

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DOD photo byTerri Moon Cronk
Navy Capt. Dr. Robert Koffman and his newly gradu-
ated therapy dog, Ron.

which works with service
members in treatment
at the Intrepid Center to
train the dogs for use by
wounded warriors.
Ron and his canine
compatriots spent two to
four years in WCC's non-
profit specialized therapy
dog program.
Among many skills, the
dogs are trained for a vet-
eran's special needs, from
fetching items to com-
forting those who battle
traumatic brain injury and
post-traumatic stress dis-
order, the two signature
wounds of the wars in Iraq
and Afghanistan for more
than 10 years.
Ron found his niche as
one of two facility dogs
among the graduates,
said Navy Capt. Dr. Rob-
ert Koffman, the Intrepid
Center's chief clinical con-
sultant. Accompanying
Koffman, a psychiatrist,
Ron is trained to calm pa-
tients by lying under their
chairs and being nearby
for petting.
"If someone is very ner-
vous, he'll put his head on
their lap," Koffman said,
adding that petting a dog
releases the hormone oxy-
tocin, which calms both
the human and the dog.

"I think we oversimplify
the bond between ca-
nines and humans'," Koff-
man noted, adding that a
blast of oxytocin is a "very
complex neurochemical
There's "a significant
physiological response the
animals engender in peo-
ple. They're so much more
than pets," he said.
And Ron is a welcome
sight to NICoE staff mem-
bers and caregivers, who
face their own stress in
caring for their injured
family members and pa-
tients who drop by his
office just to see and pet
Ron, Koffman said.
The life of a facility dog
is pretty good, he added,
"particularly when one is
trained, as Ron is, to pro-
vide one-on-one comfort:'
Ron's day is full of war-
rior encounters.
He begins the morning
by greeting wounded war-
riors and going through
his group of commands,
and after rounds in the
wards of Walter Reed, Ron
sees patients alongside
Koffman in his office.
"Sometimes he's bor-
rowed to work with ser-

See Dogs, Page 15

"We managed to com-
plete the whole evolution
on a lull, and we only took
a couple breaks (waves)
once we had them on the
aft deck and tucked in be-
hind the superstructure,"
Taylor said. "On the next
lull, we exited the surf
zone and the crew took
the two men below to treat
them for hypothermia."
It took approximately
thirty minutes from the
time the rescue crew
launched to the time they
returned the two men
safely to the station and
transferred them to wait-
ing emergency medical
"It sounds cliche, but
that was probably the lon-
gest half hour of my life!"
said Taylor. "We all knew
what would happen if we
didn't get in there and get
them out, and I had the
added concern of making
sure I got my guys home
safe. Our training kicked
in though, and everyone
was calm and efficient the
entire time.:'
This new designation
ties Taylor to a long line of
fellow surfmen.
"Our forefathers in-
tentionally rowed small
wooden boats into storms
and surf, wearing cork
life jackets and wool uni-
forms.'," Taylor said. "It
was cold, wet, physically
demanding and danger-
ous. They didn't do it for
the paltry wages; they did
it to save lives. We're much
better equipped to do our
jobs now, but I think that
many of us have a similar
attitude today. We wait
- some of us our whole
careers for that one
good case where we can
help someone get home to
their families.
"I am proud and hon-
ored to have been accept-
ed into the community,
and hope that I can live up
to their legacy,."

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Roasted Red Potatoes
Orange Rice
Hush Puppies
Glazed Carrots
Simmered Peas
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Tartar Sauce
French Bread
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar
Lunch speed line

Asst. Pizza
Potato Bar
Chicken Tenders
Asian Stir Fry Soup
Beef w/Broccoli
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Shrimp Fried Rice
Boiled Pasta
Stir Fired Vegetables
Egg Rolls
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Hot Rolls
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar

Breakfast Juice Bar
Ready-to-eat Cereals
Eggs To Order
Waffles w/ Asst. Syrup
Grilled Bacon
Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits
Cream of Wheat
Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs
Omelets to Order
Texas Hash
Cottage Fried Potatoes
Pastry Bar
Asst. Yogurt
Texas Tortilla Soup
BBQ Ribs
Grilled Chicken Breast
Chicken Gravy
Steamed Rice
Mac & Cheese
Simmered Green Beans
Steamed Carrots
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Corn Bread Muffins
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar
Lunch speed line
Chicken Tacos
Beef Tacos
Spanish Rice
Refried Beans
Taco Bar
Beef Noodle Soup
Chicken Alfredo
Blackened Salmon
Wild Rice
Buttered Linguine
Corn O'Brien
Steamed Broccoli
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings

Toasted Garlic Bread
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar

Breakfast Juice Bar
Ready-to-eat Cereals
Eggs & Omelets To Order
Grilled Bacon
Corn Beef Hash
Asst. Instant Oatmeal & Grits
Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs
Grilled Steak
Pancakes w/ Asst. Syrup
Asst. Breads & Spreads
Asst. Fruit Bar
Hash Brown Potatoes
White Bean Chicken Chili
Baked Italian Fish
Chicken Parmesan
Cream Gravy
Rice Pilaf
Boiled Pasta
Mixed Vegetables
Club Spinach
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
French Bread
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar
Lunch speed line
Hot Dogs
Grilled Hamburger
Grilled Cheese Burger
French Fries
Baked Beans
Burger Bar
Chicken Noodle Soup
Turkey Pot Pie
Egg Noodle
Mashed Potatoes
Brown Gravy
California Medley
Steamed Peas
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Hot Rolls
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar

Breakfast Juice Bar

Ready-to-eat Cereal
Eggs & Omelets to Order
Grilled Bacon
Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits
Rolled Oats
Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs
Sausage Patties
Hash Brown Potatoes
French Toast w/ Asst. Syrup
Pastry Bar
Asst. Yogurt
Black Bean Soup
Fried Pork Chops
Grilled Salmon
Noodles Jefferson
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Steamed Zucchini
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar
Lunch speed line
Chicken Pattie Sandwich
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Grilled Pepper and Onions
Baked Beans
Cheese Sauce
Sandwich Bar
Cold Cut Sandwich
Minestrone Soup
Meat Lasagna
Grilled Italian Sausage
Marinara Sauce
Bow Tie Pasta
Mixed Vegetables
Herbed Cauliflower
Healthy Choice Salad Bar
Assorted Salad Dressings
Garlic Bread
Assorted Desserts
Asst. Fruit Bar
Assorted Breads & Spreads
Assorted Beverage Bar

Galley hours
Monday through Friday
Breakfast 6 to 7:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Weekends and holidays
No breakfast served
Brunch 10:45 a.m. to 12:15
Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Menu items subject to

Band plays at Gettysburg

By MSgt. Kristin duBois Road entrance to the Sol- Corps dated Nov. 3, 1863.
The President's Own diers' National Cemetery. The band proceeded by ,
The ceremony be- train to Gettysburg, via ', "

On Tuesday Nov. 19,
"The President's Own" re-
traced its historic steps as
it traveled north for the
150th anniversary of the
dedication of the national
cemetery at the Gettys-
burg National Military
Park in Pennsylvania.
Marine Band Direc-
tor Col. Michael Colburn
led the band in a special
observance of President
Abraham Lincoln's im-
mortal Gettysburg Ad-
The Dedication Day
events began with a pre-
lude by the Marine Band
at the brick rostrum lo-
cated near the Taneytown

gan with a wreath-laying
in the cemetery immedi-
ately followed by a service
at the rostrum.
In anticipation of the
original dedication of the
cemetery in early Novem-
ber 1863, Secretary of the
Navy Gideon Welles ap-
proved a request by an
"agent of the grounds"
to have the Marine Band
present at the ceremony.
"The [Navy] Department
has no objection to the
Band being sent to Get-
tysburg, Pa., to take part
in the ceremonies to this
sacred purpose," Secretary
Welles wrote in a letter to
the officers of the Marine

Baltimore and Hanover
Junction, on Nov. 18.
Overseen by Leader
Francis M. Scala, the 27
members of the band,
including John Philip
Sousa's father, trombonist
Antonio Sousa, serenaded
President Lincoln with a
lunchtime concert on the
The next day, the mem-
bers of "The President's
Own" performed the
hymn Old Hundred dur-
ing the consecration and
dedication of the soldiers'
cemetery at Gettysburg,
honoring those who
An article in the Wash-

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Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. Amanda Simmons
The Marine Band performs at the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address at
Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pa., Nov. 19.

ington Daily Morning
Chronicle said it was
played "with great effect,
in all its grand and sub-
lime beauty."

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sacrifices you and your families are making in order for
you to do this incredibly important job."
He also communicated the importance of building
partnerships to those in attendance.
"The defense strategy that the President announced
states that we need to concentrate on doing three

things,";' Mabus said. "We need to concentrate on the
Western Pacific. We need to concentrate on the Arabian
Gulf, and that includes this effort (Afghanistan), and we
need to concentrate on building partnerships. That last
one is what you are doing so well here. It's that last one
that's going to be crucial not only here, but around the
Mabus' stop in Afghanistan is part of a multi-nation
visit to the U.S. European, Africa and Central Command
areas of responsibility focused on reinforcing existing
partnerships and visiting Sailors and Marines providing
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USS Winslow on patrol
duty near Cuba, the only
Naval officer killed during
the conflict.
Capt. Michie, whom
General Hawkins had se-
lected as aide-de-camp,
was organizing the brigade
for an assault during the
Battle for Santiago when
he was killed by a Spanish

marksman on July 1. He
was only 28 years old.
Michie's legacy is still
evident on those fall Sat-
urdays at West Point,
when the Black Knights
battle opponents in the fa-
mous stadium that bears
his name. And the legacy
continues as well in the
continuing contest be-
tween the Army and Navy
football teams, which will
meet for the 110th time
this year in the game that
is the real Super Bowl of
American sports.


From Page 12

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PTSD or to uplift the spir-
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The partnership be-
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weeks, and he had me at
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two years seeing wounded
"He's endeared himself
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Navy photo by Ed Barker
Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class
Yvonne Dumas, assigned to the Navy flight demon-
stration squadron, the Blue Angels, conducts a pre-
flight inspection of the landing gear on one of the Blue
Angels' F/A-18 aircraft.

Web site updates

career tracking

By Ensign Riley Cornett
Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

The United Services Military Apprenticeship Program
announced Web site updates Nov. 14, simplifying the
process for Sailors working toward civilian credentials
by documenting their daily work.
The USMAP team works closely with the Department
of Labor to provide nationally-recognized apprentice-
ship programs that result in journeyman-level certifi-
cates of completion for members of the Navy, Marine
Corps and Coast Guard.
Service members receive credit for the hours they are
working in their rating or military occupational special-
ties, similar to their civilian counterparts working in an
The program is free to service members and requires
minimal time outside of the normal work day.
"To improve our service and meet the growing de-
mand we are constantly tweaking our website," said
Tom Phillips, USMAP Certification and Credentialing
Program lead. "The site is now more concise and easi-
er-to-use since we've rearranged information, enabled
user login without a CAC card, removed trades already
completed by the user and improved local command
Phillips noted that the program has experienced sig-
nificant and constant growth over the past several years.
"Over 8,100 service members earned journeyman-
level certificates through USMAP in the fiscal year 2013
and there are nearly 74,000 active participants in the
program, which is the highest level of involvement we
have ever seen;" added Phillips. "With the economy in
flux and the military looking at future downsizing, many
service members are looking for a leg-up to differentiate
themselves for current and future employment and this
program certainly helps them accomplish that"
One Web site addition that has added to the popular-
ity of the program is the inclusion of coordinator infor-
mation and promotional materials.

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A German submarine, probably U-47, returning to Kiel, Germany, from a war
patrol in 1939. U boats suffered torpedo problems early in World War II.

Navy photo
Problems solved, the Merchant Tanker MS Pennsylvania Sun burns being torpedoed
by the German submarine U-571 about 125 miles west of Key West July 15, 1942.

German torpedo problems preceded U.S.'s

Editors note: This is the
first in a two-part series on
torpedo failures in World
War II
By John Patrick
From Undersea Warfare maga

The torpedo failures that
American submariners
suffered in World War II
are rightly infamous, but
that experience was not
unique to America.
Even Germany, the
leading submarine power
for most of the war, suf-
fered failures just as dev-
astating. Submarines be-
came Germany's principal
naval force in World War
I. With the battleships of
Imperial Germany's High
Seas Fleet unable to break
the blockade imposed
by Britain's Royal Navy,
the Germans resorted to
unrestricted submarine
warfare in an attempt to
strangle Britain's com-
merce and knock her out
of the war.
They nearly succeeded.
Armed with relatively
simple torpedoes, the U-
boats sank millions of tons
of Allied shipping before
the Royal Navy and the
U.S. Navy managed to de-
feat them with convoys.
German torpedoes
After the war, the vic-
torious Allies abolished
the German submarine
force, but they could not
prevent German submari-
ners from developing new
Despite extremely tight
budgets, the submariners
secretly commissioned
designs for improved U-
boats and sponsored the
development of advanced
torpedoes. These covert
initiatives bore fruit in
the wake of the 1935 An-
glo-German Naval Treaty,
which allowed Germany
to begin rebuilding its
submarine force.
Germany entered World
War II with two state-of-
the-art submarine torpe-
does: a traditional steam
torpedo powered by a




By Kristen Wong
Marine Corps Base Hawaii

One man's trash is an-
other man's treasure, so
the saying goes.
In this case, Maj. Doug
Strahan found treasure
among discarded chewing
Strahan, an operations
planner in the G-3, at
U.S. Marine Corps Forces,
Pacific located at Camp
H.M. Smith, was bitten by
the "geobug" nearly three
years ago, and dedicates
some of his free time to
a worldwide hobby: geo-
A native of Carlotta, Ca-
lif., Strahan was a civilian
in reserve status living in
Oregon when he heard
about geocaching.
Curious, he did some
research, and found out
there were several geo-
caches near his house.
From there, it grew into
a hobby, and he contin-

mixture of air, water and
liquid fuel, and the world's
first operational electric
torpedo, which left no
wake to alert the target or
reveal the U-boat's loca-
Both torpedoes had
a warhead larger than
those of World War I, and
both had a magnetic pis-
tol detonator activated by
a target ship's magnetic
field. The new detonator
was designed to explode
the warhead just as the
torpedo passed beneath
the keel.
Adm. Karl D6nitz, who
led Germany's pre-war
submarine buildup, was
confident this new form of
attack would prove devas-
Loss of confidence
The first doubts about
the effectiveness of Ger-
man torpedoes cropped
up early in September
1939, the first month of
the war.
U-39 got a good set-up
on the British aircraft car-
rier Ark Royal, launched
three torpedoes, and went
deep. Hearing three well-
timed explosions, the crew
assumed three hits, but U-
boat headquarters soon
learned that Ark Royal was
still operating and con-
cluded that the magnetic
influence detonator had
activated prematurely.
Not long afterwards,
another U-boat visually
observed several "prema-
tures." D6nitz referred
the matter to the Torpedo
Directorate, which rec-
ommended resetting the
detonator to reduce its
Despite further adjust-
ments, reports of prema-
tures continued, including
two cases of explosions
close enough to endanger
the launching boat.
Yet some torpedoes, like
those that sank the Brit-
ish carrier Courageous,
seemed to work fine.
With many sub crews still
green, the Directorate at-
tributed most failures to

Navy photo
The U-3008 at Wilhelmshaven, Germany, in June
1945. The two Type IX submarines with her are U-806,

far left, and U-155.

poor maintenance or poor
However, 13 U-boat
commanders, including
some of the best, report-
ed malfunctions in the
war's first month, leading
D6nitz to conclude that
crew errors could not ex-
plain all of the failures.
He prevailed on the naval
high command to order a
technical investigation.
The Torpedo Director-
ate found a wiring flaw in
the influence detonator
and signs of a mechanical
defect in the steam torpe-
does that could not yet be
isolated. The wiring was
In the steam torpedoes,
the influence detonator
was disconnected, leaving
only the impact detonator.
But in October, the war's
second month, one boat
reported no less than sev-
en torpedo malfunctions
in a single engagement.
Acting on his own author-
ity, Donitz, on Oct. 18, or-
dered his boats to cease
using the obviously defec-
tive influence detonator

Many U-boat com-
manders suspected that
torpedoes were running
too deep. The Torpedo Di-
rectorate had known for
some time that torpedoes
were running six-and-
a-half feet deeper than
intended because the ex-
ercise heads used for cali-
bration were more buoy-
ant than warheads.
Directorate officials
thought this would make
no difference with the in-
fluence detonator, but as
soon as they learned that
the U-boats would be us-
ing only impact detona-
tors, which required more
precise depth-keeping,
they notified the submari-
ners of the problem.
D6nitz then received a
report from a boat in the
Mediterranean that four
impact detonators failed
in an attack on a station-
ary ship under ideal con-
The high command or-
dered another technical
investigation, and on Nov.
10, D6nitz directed all

boats to use a supposedly
improved version of the
influence detonator.
Later that month, a boat
reported that three steam
torpedoes with influence
detonators had prema-
tured two close aboard
- and one electric torpe-
do failed to detonate.
Another boat tallied
nine failures in 11 launch-
es. "The torpedo," D6nitz
bitterly concluded, "can
no longer be regarded as
a front-line weapon of any
Fixing the problems
Having lost confidence
in the torpedo establish-
ment, the German Navy
replaced the head of the
Torpedo Directorate and
appointed an outside ci-
vilian engineer to control
all torpedo work, includ-
ing badly lagging produc-
The new leadership
quickly identified several
technical defects, but fix-
ing them would take time.
In March 1940, Hitler
ordered most available U-
boats to Norwegian waters
to intercept an anticipated
Franco-British occupation
The Germans invaded
Norway on Apr. 9. Con-
voys carrying the Allied
troops began to arrive
soon afterwards, but the
U-boats lurking offshore
missed one opportunity
after another to sinkAllied
ships. Subsequent analy-
sis indicated that defective
torpedoes prevented them
from scoring hits in at least
one attack on a battleship,
seven attacks on cruisers,
seven on destroyers and
five on transports.
On May 1, the torpedo
experts announced a high
failure rate in tests of the
"clumsy" and unnecessar-
ily complex impact deto-
nator, whose defects had
gone undetected due to
inadequate prewar test-
On May 5, the Germans
captured a British subma-
rine complete with tor-

pedoes, and the Torpedo
Directorate agreed to copy
the superior British im-
pact detonators.
Later in May, continued
problems with supposedly
improved influence deto-
nators led D6nitz to for-
bid their use until all their
problems were unques-
tionably solved, which
would not happen until
much later in the war.
However, starting in
June 1940, the war's tenth
month, sinkings with the
new impact detonator
rose dramatically.
One problem remained
undetected until America
entered the war in De-
cember 1941. U-boats
that made the long transit
to attack shipping along
the U.S. East Coast began
to experience numerous
electric torpedo failures.
On Jan. 30,1942, young
skipper reported that
while ventilating electric
torpedoes onboard, his
crew discovered leakage
into the balance chamber
housing the torpedoes'
depth-setting equipment,
which caused a pressure
increase that could make
them run deeper than set.
The Torpedo Directorate
confirmed the problem,
which tended to worsen
during long periods at sea,
and recommended suc-
cessful fixes.
Thus, nearly two-and-
a-half years into the war,
the saga of German tor-
pedo malfunctions came
to a close just as American
submariners were discov-
ering similar failings in
their own torpedoes.
Like the German prob-
lems, the failings of Amer-
ican torpedoes stemmed
from poor or unproven
designs whose problems
went undetected due to
inadequate technical and
operational testing.
Next: U.S. submarines
have torpedo problems
early in World War II.
John Patrick is Undersea
Warfare magazine's senior

Interceptor missile tested

Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong
Maj. Doug Strahan and his son open one of the oldest
geocaches hidden on Oahu, Oct. 12.

ues to hunt for geocaches
while working as a mobi-
lized reservist in Hawaii.
Geo means "earth;'" and
a cache is a group of ob-
jects hidden together, ac-
cording to The Complete
Idiot's Guide to Geocach-
The staff of www.geo-, which re-
cently authored the third
edition of the guide, gives
a history of this technol-
ogy-driven hobby utiliz-
ing the Global Positioning
System created by the De-
partment of Defense.

See Geocache, Page 17

American Forces Press Service

The Israel Missile De-
fense Organization and
the U.S. Missile Defense
Agency completed a suc-
cessful intercept test Nov.
20 of the David's Sling
Weapon System.
This test, designated
David's Sling Test-2, is
the second intercept test
of the Stunner intercep-
tor for the David's Sling
Weapon System, and was
conducted at a test range
in southern Israel.
A target missile was
launched and tracked by
the system's multi-mis-
sion radar.
The radar transferred
flight information to the
battle management con-
trol system.
The Stunner interceptor
successfully performed
its planned trajectory and
destroyed the target.
The David's Sling Weap-
on System is designed as
an additional layer of de-
fense against ballistic mis-
siles, to add interception
opportunities to the joint
U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon
System and to improve Is-

DOD photo
David's Sling Weapons System Stunner Missile inter-
cepts target during its inaugural flight test last year.

rael's defense capabilities
against missile threats.
The successful test is a
major milestone in the de-
velopment of the David's

Sling Weapon System and
provides confidence in fu-
ture Israeli capabilities to
defeat the developing bal-
listic missile threat.

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From Page 16

In 2000, then-President
Bill Clinton lifted the "se-
lective availability" fea-
ture, which limited more
precise tracking capability
on GPS devices.
According to the guide,
computer consultant Dave
Ulmer presented the more
precise GPS with a chal-
lenge, hiding the very first
geocache, May 3, 2000.
Ulmer's geocache was a
bucket filled with assorted
items including a sling-
shot, books and software.
Posting the challenge on-
line as the Great American
GPS Stash Hunt, Ulmer
gave people GPS coordi-
nates and welcomed them
to use their GPS devices to
locate the geocache.
People were invited to
"take some stuff, leave
some stuff" in the geo-
cache upon locating it.
Today, geocaching fea-
tures new activities, items,
terms and more, accord-
ing to The Complete Idiot's
Guide to Geocaching. Peo-
ple still "leave" and "take"
items, calling them "Stuff
We All Get;'" or SWAG.
Geocachers take travel
bugs, tags that can be at-
tached to items, on an on-
going journey to numer-
ous geocaches.
Geocachers track the
tags online to see where
they travel.
Geocachers have even
created "Geocache In,
Trash Out" events, where
people take time to help
the environment by col-
lecting trash during geo-
cache hunts.
Currently, there are
nearly two million geo-
caches hidden in the
world. There is even a
cache hidden in the Inter-
national Space Station.
The www.geocachingh.
com Web site recently an-
nounced that on Nov. 7,
2013, astronaut Rick Mas-
tracchio will be traveling
to the station with a travel
bug to promote geocach-

Marine Corps photo by Kristen Wong
Geocaching enthusiasts place various objects in their caches. There is usually a log
in which people can sign their name and the date they found the geocache.

ing and geography educa-
According to The Joy of
Geocaching: How to find
Health, Happiness and
Creative Energy Through a
Worldwide Treasure Hunt,
by Paul and Dana Gillin,
there are various types of
In traditional geocach-
es, the geocacher will find
a container with a log.
Those who successfully
locate a geocache can
write their name in the log
as proof of their find.
In multi-geocaches, the
geocacher may have to
locate several objects con-
taining clues that lead to
the geocache itself. Some
of the geocaches have
puzzles, while others are
virtual, and require email-
ing the geocache owner
with proof found at the
site to receive credit.
Geocaches vary in size,
shape and form.
Sometimes a geocache
is disguised as a common-
place item that blends in
well with its environment.
While in Seattle, Strah-
an and his wife went with
friends to an alley wall
near Pike Market.
"The whole wall is cov-
ered with gum;'" Strahan
recalled. "So my wife and I

and a couple of our friends
started looking through
(the gum) because one
of these pieces of gum is
a camouflaged geocache
and so it's kind of a dis-
gusting (feat) to try to fig-
ure out which one (is the
Strahan said geocaches
vary in difficulty as well.
Web sites listing available
geocaches will generally
indicate the difficulty level.
On www.geocaching.
com, each cache has two
five-star scales, denoting
the level of difficulty and
type of terrain.
The most challenging
geocaches have a maxi-
mum of five stars on both
scales, giving them the
name "5/5.'
Strahan said he once
had to find a "5/5" geo-
cache in Maui that re-
quired traversing as many
as four waterfalls, followed
by a lengthy swim across a
He said nearly all the
"5/5" geocaches on Oahu
require scuba diving.
Strahan encourages
people who are just start-
ing to learn geocaching
not to give up. Although
some geocaches present
quite a challenge, he ad-
vises beginners to start

looking for the simple
geocaches first, like those
that are large in size.
"When you first start,
you don't know what
you're looking for," Stra-
han said. "It can be frus-
Now having explored
nine states and five coun-
tries outside of the U.S.,
Strahan continues the
hunt for more geocaches.
"(Geocaching) takes
you places you never
thought you'd have gone
to before;" said Strahan,
when asked what keeps
him motivated to go geo-
Because of his hobby,
Strahan found the remains
of King Kamehameha III's
summer palace while
searching for a geocache
just off of Nuuanu Pali
One of his finds brought
him to Laniakea Beach,
or "Turtle Beach," on the
North Shore, where they
encountered turtles just as
the geocache owner had
"The beauty of geocach-
ing is people tend to hide
geocaches in places that
are interesting, (known for
their) beautiful views, (or
have an) interesting piece
of history," Strahan said.


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"USMAP recently be-
gan providing the contact
information of the com-
mand coordinator to new
users;'" Phillips continued.
"Command coordina-
tors work like a conduit
to our program. In order
to assist the coordinators
we added an informative
coordinator guide and
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with items intended to be
printed and distributed
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Naval Air Technical
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MAP at command indoc-
trination and also at the
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ment boards."'
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tenance crewmember
Aviation Maintenance
Administrationman 1st
Class Yvonne Dumas was
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"During my time on-
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er I was 'volun-told' by
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begin a USMAP program',"
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certificate of completion
of apprenticeship for com-
puter operator while my
squadron was deployed
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D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).
I got a tremendous feeling
of accomplishment know-

ing that this would help
me for evaluation pur-
poses and in the civilian
world, as I am not going to
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areas as well.
"In the military it can be
hard to do things outside of
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feel you don't have time;'
Dumas added. "But after
initially being pushed into
continuing my education
while in the Navy by docu-
menting my hours through
USMAP, I have been in-
spired and am now close
to earning a bachelor's de-
gree in database adminis-
tration from American Mil-
itary University through
online courses. It is moti-
vating being around others
that are gaining education
and credentials and that is
the command culture here
with the Blue Angels. I am
also looking toward earn-
ing another apprenticeship
certificate through USMAP
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are available to nearly ev-
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with a Sailor's daily work.
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