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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Up Periscope Our picks for Saturdays Army-Navy Game Page 9 Merry time Breakfast with Santa Dec. 14 at Magnolias Page 7 Navy quarterback coming o NCAA record 7 rushing touchdown performanceNavy sophomore quarterback Keenan Reynolds was named the NAAA Athlete of the Week by Rolls Royce for his perfor mance against San Jose State Nov. 22. Reynolds carried the ball 36 times for 240 yards and seven touchdowns, while completing 4-of-6 passes for 46 yards and a touchdown in Navys 58-52 triple overtime victory at San Jose State. e seven rushing touchdowns is an NCAA record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. His eight total touchdowns set a Navy school record. Reynolds also became the fourth player in school his tory to rush for 1,000 and pass for 1,000 yards in a single-season, and he now has 26 rushing touchdowns on the season, which leads the country for all players and is just one o the NCAA record for most rushing touch downs by a quarter back in NCAA his tory. On Reynolds nal ve carries of the game, he rushed for 82 yards and three touchdowns. He had 25-yard touchdown runs on the rst play of the rst overtime and rst play of the third Ready, aim ... High school NJROTC trains with Marines Pages 4, 5 First step registering with Security Oce; storage important too If you have a personal rearm on board Naval Submarine Kings Bay, you had better follow the rules. NSB Kings Bay holds true to the Navys policy for personal rearms that consolidates the regulation for storing rearms on base. e policy, which provides guidance for the possession of personal weapons aboard Navy installations, was updated in 2010 to combat the increase in accidental discharges and injuries related to rearms. e policy continues to instruct Sailors who own rearms to take their responsibilities seriously and comply with all regulations. e policy is set to minimize unauthorized weapons on Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, insuring our Sailors, Marines and civilian personnel are protected while on station and the potential threat of a lone shooter is mitigated to the fullest extent possible, Lt. Cmdr. Gregory Verlinde, NSB Kings Bay Security Ocer, said. If registered properly through the NSB Kings Bay Security Department, the Commanding Ofcer has authorized the storage of personal weapons in housing areas or base armories. However, personal weapon storage is not allowed in Bachelor Quarters, automobiles and work centers. Personal rearms must be stored in either a locked container, a locked gun rack or secured with an approved individual trigger or chamber-style gun lock that prevents loading or ring. Ammunition must be stored in a separate container. My rearms remain unloaded and separated from the ammunition until I am outside of the base, when I decide to carry my weapons concealed, MT2 Kyle Rose said. e rearms I possess are also registered with SUBASE security. Rose said he makes sure all weapons and ammo are locked in a safe within his house, away from any children. Personal weapons for recreational use, such as hunting on board NSB Kings Bay, are allowed, but only after proper registration. YN2 William Wells said the Rules enforced for rearms on board NSB Too much holiday partying? Use this free program and dont take any chancesIf someone oered you a free ride home would you take it instead of getting behind the wheel of a car or pickup after a few drinks during the holidays? e Tow to Go program was started in 1998 as a service to discourage intoxicated drivers from getting behind the wheel. Since then more than 22,000 inebriated drivers have chosen not to get behind the wheel thanks to this program. Weve promoted the Tow to Go program since 2005, this year were taking a proactive approach of promoting the program, said Russell Prothero, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist. ere is no reason to get behind the wheel after youve been drinking. A tow truck will take the vehicle and the driver, plus one passenger, to a safe location within a 10-mile radius. If you happen to live within that 10-mile radius, then the tow truck will drive you and your vehicle home. You cant make an appointment to use the Tow to Go service. It is designed to be used as a last resort, so have a designated driver before you have your rst drink. Outstanding program if used, said Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Command Master Chief Randy Huckaba. We will never know the impact and whose life or career was saved by our service members who use this program. We will read only the negative statistics of the ones who did not. e Tow to Go program runs from Dec. 20 through Jan. 1. is free confiden tial service is available to everybody in Florida and Georgia. Call (855) 286-9246, dispatchers will send a tow truck to take two people and your vehicle to a safe location within a 10 mile radius. Rides oered to those who need them Hagel goes to PakistanHigh-level meeting, discusses securityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Minister of Defense Khawaja Asif, Minister of Finance Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Chief of Army Sta Raheel Sharif, National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz, and other senior Pakistani ofcials Dec. 9 in Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog said in a statement. Woogs statement reads in part: During his meeting with the prime minister, Secretary Hagel reviewed shared concerns regarding the activities of terrorist groups, including the Haqqani network, on Pakistani territory. He also discussed the robust U.S. security assistance program designed to support the Pakistani governments struggle against militants responsible for killing tens of thousands of Pakistanis. e secretary stressed that as ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) forces draw down over the course of 2014, U.S. and coalition partners remain resolved to not let militants destabilize the region. U.S. assistance to Pakistan continues to help build the counter-insurgency and counterterrorism capabilities of Pakistans security forces, which are critical to countering violence in the western border regions. Since 2002, Pakistan has received more than $16 billion of security assistance and reimbursements. Pakistans determined eort to root out terrorism and militancy on its own territory is essential for creating a stable environment for promoting economic growth and prosperity. Secretary Hagel raised the importance of keeping the ground supply routes out of Afghanistan open. ey discussed that while the GLOCs (Ground Lines of Communication) are open, noting goods are owing through the Chaman gate. Check us out Online!


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 Sailors planning ahead for an eventual transition from naval service, are encouraged to take advantage of the Kuder Journey career guidance system; a pilot program available through the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support that ends enrollments Dec. 31. e program can be initiated at any stage of a military career. Once activated, the Kuder Journey accounts are good for a service members lifetime, said Master Chief Hospital Corpsman David Acu, DANTES Senior Enlisted Advisor. e program oers assessments, tailored career guidance, and aids with a search that narrows down a list of compatible occupational elds. From those occupations, the education required to pursue that career will be presented, along with information on nancial aid, job searches, and placement tools. Providing tailored career guidance is important to DANTES, which is why they are providing this intuitive resource for career guidance. Ensign Irving Rosenstein from Naval Aviation Schools Command in Pensacola is currently transitioning from active duty and found the program to be a valuable resource. In assessing his civilian career options, he used the Kuder Journey program. Activating my account and taking the surveys was quick and easy, Rosenstein said. e program generated suggested career elds and positions within them that I was well suited for and were of interest to me. e program then provided details about the careers including the education and qualications for entry, along with the projected outlook of growth or decline over the next ten years. Rosenstein was relatively condent that he wanted to go back to school and become a physician or physicians assistant, and the Kuder program recommended the medical eld as the top t for him based on its assessments. e other career suggestions that Kuder produced had merit as well as sparking my interest so I am impressed by the programs level of accuracy, Rosenstein added. e program provides many valuable resources after identifying careers to target as well, especially for military members looking to transition to the civilian world. Service members visiting the Kud er Journey Career Guidance System will notice multiple tools to assist military members looking to transi tion to civilian occupations. Users transitioning to civilian employment can choose their military specialty from a list and the closest matches to civilian occupation are provided by the program. Scores from the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Bat tery also may be input by the user for Kuder to provide occupations for the member to consider. e program also supplies information on government-friendly employers, colleges for given locations and career elds, and military nancial aid options, including GI Bill information. No middle man, no tokens, no wait, said Candice Rice, DANTES counselor program manager. In less than 30 minutes, active duty, Guard, and reserve personnel can self-register and take all three of the Kuder Journey Assessments to learn more about themselves. Once activated, accounts provide a variety of comprehensive and user-friendly tools to assist in career and degree planning as well as the job search process. To get a Kuder Journey account, there are just three easy steps to get started: 1. Visit; 2. Watch the User Registration and With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to le their 2013 taxes, the director of the Pentagons oce of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara ompson suggested visiting the Military OneSource Web site for tax ling resources, and to learn what will be necessary to le, such as W2 forms, Social Security numbers and receipts for deductions such as child care, education, medical expenses and donations, among other writeos. And tax preparers at Military OneSource will do short-form tax ling free of charge for service members and their families, ompson said. Relocations and deployments have tax implications, ompson noted. For example, deployed service members can receive an extension to le taxes after the normal April 15 ling date, she said. Its very helpful to have someone who is experienced to help you through the cumbersome issue of taxes and tax returns, she added. e tax preparers at Military OneSource are up to date on changes in tax laws, and can answer militaryspecic questions, ompson said. Installations also oer volunteer income tax assistance to service members and their families, while certain banks and credit unions provide education and training on tax preparation, ompson said. She advised that service members organize their taxes by starting a le beginning each Jan. 1 for the following years tax papers, such as receipts and other write-os. You dont want to wait until the last minute, she said. Service members and families who prepare long-form taxes with deductions such as mortgages and rental properties might want to consider hiring a tax expert to le for them, ompson said. Its best to get advice to make sure you have everything covered, she added. People who do their own taxes need to stay on top of current tax information, ompson said. Sometimes tax laws change, so you have to be really smart about doing your own taxes, she said. States tax laws often vary, too, she said, and because of relocations, some service members have to le local taxes in more than one state. ats where [tax consultants] can really be of great value to make sure you know what the requirements are for states, ompson said. Filing federal and state tax returns usually results in either a tax return or money owed back to the government. Expecting to receive a tax return, but instead nding out that money is owed can be a shock, ompson said. Looking at W2s to determine how much money in taxes is being withheld is a good indicator of whether or not one will owe money, she suggested. Service members who receive a tax return face important decisions on what to do with the money, ompson said. Do you use it to buy down debt, or put it in a savings account? she asked, advising people to not blow their tax refunds in a spending frenzy of unnecessary purchases. Tax return also is well-spent in a retirement savings account, she added. Its important to think about what youre going to do with that money, she advised, and how you can best utilize it for your nancial well-being. Meeting with a nancial planner to learn the lay of the land, and what tax deductions might apply to a service members nances is a good idea, ompson said. Its really important to be savvy about that. 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 Manager, Linda Bird. Navy Lodges offer a great value considering all the space, kitchen and other amenities we oer our guests. Guests will also enjoy a free breakfast in the morning along with free Internet access, in-room coee and newspaper. Every Navy Lodge guest room is oversized with queen-sized beds, cable TV with premium channels, a DVD/CD player, direct-dial telephone service, Internet access and a kitchenette complete with microwave, refrigerator and utensils. Navy Lodges also oer housekeeping service, vending machines, convenient on-base parking, video rental service and guest laundry facilities as well as handicapped accessible and all non-smoking rooms. Navy Lodges are conveniently located 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 details. To make a reservation at any one of the 41 Navy Lodges around the world, call toll free at (800) 6289466 or you can log onto For other military lodging options, go to THEKINGS BA Y, GEORGIA Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. During a security upgrade at Stimson Gate, on Friday, Dec. 6, all outbound lanes will be se cured 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and all inbound lanes will remain open. At 2:30 p.m., all inbound lanes at Stimson Gate will be secured and all outbound lanes will be open until 6:30 p.m. and remain secured over the weekend. Stimson will re-open at 5 a.m., Dec 9. roughout Dec. 9 to 13, the Stimson Gate outbound inside lane will be closed for short periods to accommodate construction. e Franklin and Madison gates remain open Dec. 9 to 13. In additiion, approximately 200 feet before the entry to the Stimson Gate, the two inside lanes, inbound and outbound, will be secured to accommodate road construction in the median. Lane clo sures will be in eect through Dec. 23 or until construction is complete. Both inside lanes will be coned and/or barreled o and the speed limited reduced in the construction zone for the safety and protection of the workers. During peak trac hours backups will occur. Proceed with caution, be alert for construction workers and slow your speeds in this area.Chief of Naval Personnel ocials announced in NAVADMIN 308/13 that the Cycle 222 Active Duty E7 exam date has been changed from Jan. 16 to Jan. 14. e change is to avoid disruption of the testing process due to a potential lapse in government funding. Personnel Support Detachments staed by civilians and contrac tors could be forced to reduce services without funding, making exam administration unfeasi ble. Roughly 35,000 rst class petty ocers are scheduled to take the exam, changing the date will ensure the process is fair and orderly for all involved. For information on exam guidance and requirements, read NAVADMIN 288/13 at Submarine Base Kings Bays Trident Lakes Golf Clubs Golf Tournament sponsored by the Combined Federal Campaign is Friday, Dec. 13, with shotgun starts at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. e event is open to all hands. Format is 4-person Captains Choice. Entry is $35, which includes lunch, green fees and cart. Call (912) 573-8475 for reservations.Naval Submarine Base Kings Bays Commissary holiday hours are: Dec. 22 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 23 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 24 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Dec. 25 and 26 closed; Dec. 27 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Dec. 28 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 29 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Dec. 30 closed; Dec. 31 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Jan 1 closed; Jan 2 back to normal hours.e St. Marys Christmas Tour of Homes is 5:30 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the event and can be purchased at the St. Marys Welcome Center or the Kingsland Welcome Center. Other holiday events include an original musical Forever Christmas at eatre by the Trax Dec. 13, 14 and 15 and Cumberland Islands Plum Orchard Christmas Tour Dec. 15. Reservations are limited and should be made in advance. Call (912) 882-4335 for regular 9 a.m. or 11:45 a.m. ferry reservations and pay an additional $6 fee to be included in the Plum Orchard Christmas Tour. For more information, contact the St. Marys Welcome Center at (912) 882-4000 or visit info@stmaryswelcome. com.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: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 9 to 12, 16 to 19; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, 10, 20.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 1 p.m. at Fluckey Hall, Bldg. 1063, Room 127, is limited to 30; is open to dependents of active duty/reserve/retirees, as well as DOD civilians. Due to the high demand 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. is class does not fulll any of the State of Georgia 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. Now hear this! Navy Lodge oers holiday values Navy Lodge Prepare now for income tax season Military OneSource Tailored guidance for career is free Kuder Journey


overtime, which was the game-winner. Navy is 7-4 and can win the Commander in Chiefs Trophy with a victory in Philadelphia. Army is 3-8 after a come back at Hawaii came up short in a 49-42 loss on Nov. 30. A win by Army would earn the Black Knights a share of the CIC Trophy. Navy is averaging 34.4 points per contest and av eraging 419 yards of total oense, 320.1 of it on the ground. e Midshipmen opened the season with wins at Indiana (41-35) and against Delaware (517) before a setback to West ern Kentucky. A 28-10 win against Air Force was followed by losses at Duke (35-7) and in overtime at Toledo (4544). Navy beat Pitt (24-21), lost at Notre Dame (38-34) and is riding a three-game winning streak after beat ing Hawaii (42-28), South Alabama (42-14) and San Jose State. Reynolds leads the team with 250 rushing attempts for 1,124 yards and 26 touchdowns. He has completed 64-of-114 passes for 1,028 yards and eight scores. Chris Swain has played in nine games and has 373 yards rushing while Darius Staten has 364 and four touchdowns. Casey Bolena has a team-best 13 catches while DeBrandon Sanders has 211 receiving yards on 11 receptions. Navy is allowing 188 yards rushing per game and 230 passing yards per contest. Cody Peterson leads the defense with 124 tackles, while DJ Sargenti has 97 stops and 6.0 tackles for losses of 20 yards. Chris Johnson and Parrish Gaines each have three interceptions. Army is averaging 26.0 points per contest and 406.5 yards of total oense per game. e Black Knights triple option oense leads the nation in rushing at 325.9 yards per contest, paced by Terry Baggetts 1,072 yards rushing on the season. Baggett averages 96 yards per game. Angel Santiago averages 38 yards per contest, while Trenton Turrentine aver ages 6.8 yards per carry. Tony Giovannelli, who has started the last two games, averages 8.0 yards per car ry. Santiago has completed 41-of-83 passes for 547 yards and two scores on the season. A.J. Schurr has connected on 14-of-24 passes for 196 yards and a score. Xavier Moss is the teams leading receiver with 30 catches for 418 yards and a score. Chevaughn Lawrence has 10 catches for 105 yards and a touchdown. omas Holloway leads the defense with 59 catches in seven games while Georey Bacon has 55 in the same number of games. Colby Miller has 52 stops and four tackles for losses. Robert Kough has a team-best 7.0 tackles for losses of 19 yards and three sacks, while Mike Ugenyi has 6.5 tackles for losses of 17 yards. Josh Jenkins and Justin Trimble each have two in terceptions and Jenkins paces the team with six pass breakups. Navy already has a bowl invitation and will play Middle Tennessee State (8-4) in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl on Monday, Dec. 30 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Kicko is set for 11:45 a.m. EDT at Amon G. Cart er Stadium on the campus of Texas Christian Univer sity and will be televised nationally by ESPN and broadcast nationally by ESPN Radio. e Armed Forces Bowl is Navys 19th bowl game all-time and the schools 10th in the last 11 years. is will be the fth time that Navy has played in the state of Texas for a bowl game and the rst since the Mids 35-13 rout of Mis souri in the 2009 Texas Bowl in Houston. Navy has also played in the 2003 Houston Bowl (lost to Texas Tech, 38-14), the 1964 Cotton Bowl in Dallas (lost to Tex as, 28-6) and the 1958 Cot ton Bowl in Dallas (beat Rice, 20-7). e bowl game will mark the rst-ever meeting between Navy and Middle Tennessee State. e Blue Raiders will enter the game having won their nal ve contests and scoring 40 or more points in four of their nal ve games. Texas and Tennessee are two of Navys most highly recruited areas as the Mid shipmen have 19 players from Texas and 10 from Tennessee. I am very happy for our young men and our program that we are going back to a bowl game for the 10th time in the last 11 years, said Navy head foot ball coach Ken Niumatalolo. Right now our only fo cus is on beating Army and winning the CommanderIn-Chiefs Trophy. I know Middle Tennessee has an outstanding program and coach Stockstill is a great coach. Navy and Army sports information programs con tributed to this story. Overview Tutorials; 3. Register as a new user. (Remember to always select Adult job seeker or career changer, Im a veteran or active member of the military.) Note: Following the steps above will prevent delays in registration and from being asked to submit a $35 payment. Retirees, family members, and civilians who are interested in a lifetime user code should contact Kuder Customer Support at or (877) 999-6227. For more information and training materials, visit the DANTES Counselor Support web page or contact DANTES Counseling Support at DANTES Navys greatest playerRoger Staubach, a 1981 College Football Hall of Fame inductee, nished the 1963 season with 1,474 yards passing, 418 yards rushing and 15 total touchdowns en-route to winning the Heisman Trophy. He guided Navy to a 9-1 record during the regular season before losing to Texas in the Cotton Bowl. After serving four years in the Navy, Staubach passed for 22,700 yards and 153 touchdowns with the Dallas Cowboys, leading them to Super Bowl VI and XII champi onships. He was induct ed into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Staubach graduated from the Naval Academy in 1965 and served of his four years of active duty in Vietnam. Game THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 3


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Pirates Cove Galley menus process for bringing a hunting weapon on board was very easy and well thought out. I scheduled a time I would arrive at the gate with my weapon, and afterwards I was escorted from the gate to the armory for the initial checkin process, Wells said. I was given a ticket to allow me on base with a weapon to go hunting. In accordance with the Navys rearm regulation, NSB Kings Bay has been directed to increase eorts to thwart unauthorized weapons including increased vehicle inspections, inspections throughout NSB Kings Bay facilities, use of handheld metal detectors, bag inspections and ensuring personal weapons are properly registered. A state license to carry concealed weapons is not valid on NSB Kings Bay. Individuals must follow through with NSB Kings Bays rearms policy. All personnel also are responsible for complying with federal, state and local laws concerning rearm ownership, possession, registration and use. For more information contact NSB Kings Bay Se c urity Watch Commander at (912) 573-2145, option 2.Rules 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013


Breakfast with Santa is 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 available. Advanced tickets may be purchased at Information, Tickets and Travel and the Navy Exchange Customer Service Counter. Tickets are $5 for over 12 years old, $3 per child 3 to 12 years old. Children 2 and under are free with paying adult. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Breakfast includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, biscuits with gravy, assorted fruit, milk, orange juice, coee and water. A holiday movie, holiday characters and story times with Mrs. Claus are 8:30 to 10 a.m. For more information call (912) 573-4564. Free Movies for the Kids Weekend and more The movie at 1 p.m. is Arthur Christmas Dec. 14 and 15, Planes Dec. 21 and 22 and Despicable Me 2 Dec. 28 and 29. There also will be movies showing daily during Camden Countys schools winter break, from Dec. 23 to Jan. 10. The movie sched ule 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 contrac tors 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 pro vided. Birth certificate must be available for confirmation 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 informa tion, call (912) 573-2380. Navy Child & Youth programs welcome children of all abilities. The Combined Federal Campaign season has start ed Kings Bays Child and Youth Program team are two of the organiza tions you can support with your giving. e numbers are Youth Center School Age Care #37328 and Child Development Center #47018. Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings New Years bowling back Just for kids Santas breakfast Dec. 14 Celebrate while bowling and having a great time at Rack-N-Roll lanes at the New Years Eve Bowling Bash. Its 7 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Cost is $20 per person and includes all you can bowl, shoe rental, lane, door prizes, drink specials, festivities and Dominos Pizza specials throughout the evening. Reservations are recommended at (912) 573-9492. Unleash your Inner Beast Navy Adventures Unleashed will go skiing in Gatlinburg, Tenn., the long weekend of Feb. 14 to 17. One Day Ski is $190, One Day Snowboarding is $210, Two Day Ski is $250 or Two Day Snowboarding is $280. A deposit of $75 is due on Jan. 15 with balance due on Feb. 7. Cost includes trans portation, hotel, tram tickets, ski lift, rentals plus one les son. Participants must bring own money for food and sou venirs. Trippers will leave Big EZ on Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. For more information, contact NAU at (912) 573-8972. Intramural Sports OnePitch Softball Tournament Its coming your way Jan. 11, registration at the Fitness Complex through Jan. 10. Team fee is $200. Champions receive team trophy and $500 cash. For more information, call (912) 409-1611. Ten Dollar Tuesday at Rack-N-Roll Lanes Its 5 to 9 p.m., Tuesday nights. $10 will get you shoes and all the bowling you can handle. 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. Liberty call Navy College info THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 7


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The Navy has beat Army since before I enlisted some eight years ago. In fact, Navys win streak is at 11 games. Im a Washington Redskin fan. Theyre pretty bad. But with the Navy football team, I can feel at least Im a small part of on on-going, winning team, when it comes to the Army-Navy Game. Navy is the favorite by 10 points. Im going with the Midshipmen all the way, by a score of Navy 38, Army 10. Go Navy! Beat Army! Bring home the Trophy!Its unanimous! Everyone takes Navy to winMA3 Cortney Bates Kings Bay Administration Orrville, Ohio Navy, 27-14. Lance Cpl. Joseph Silzell Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Mesa, Colo. Navy, 24-21. William Harris Retired Navy Augusta, Ga. Navy, 35-17. Erick Smith Mini Mart employee Brooklyn, N.Y. Navy, 34-17. Lance Cpl. Jacob Flatley Marine Corps Security Force Battalion Cumming, Iowa Navy, 35-21 Cmdr. Ed Callahan Kings Bay Executive Officer Fayetteville, N.C. Navy, 24-17. Up eriscope with MC2 Cory Rose In professional sports, a mascot is used to symbolize a particular event or organization. A mascots actions, small or large, can directly aect its organizations energy, condence and luck. Aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman, this rings true of a Sailor whose face is as familiar to his shipmates as the uniform they wear every day. Chief Machinists Mate Orlando omas, leading chief petty ocer of Engineering Departments steam and heat workcenter, is a passageway staple and is always seen working, asking about a persons day or leading a work-out class in the hangar bay. To understand the man, you would need to see the various facets of his day, from waking up in the morning to closing his eyes in pursuit of much-needed rest. On a normal Tues day, omas shows what it takes to wear his boots. Reveille, Reveille Just before 6 a.m., omas awakes to his normal routine when underway, which includes a shower and breakfast. Every morning I wake up, I thank God for seeing another day and then I prepare for a new day, omas said. During a deployment, there will be days when things will become a bit repetitious, but through training and repetition, desired goals are achieved. As he concludes getting dressed, his belt is outtted with the tools he needs to get the job done: a Gerber multi-tool, ashlight and a pair of work gloves. As a chief, Sailor and man of God, its important to lead by example, omas said, while looking in the mirror. I cant tell anyone what right looks like, if I am not policing myself. Ive learned you cant expect anyone to do something you arent willing to do yourself. omas picks up his leather-bound Bible and exits his berthing with a new day in front of him. While transiting the highways and byways of the passageways aboard Harry S. Truman this morning, omas greets all of his shipmates with his trademark smile and inquiry of how their morning is going. I love interacting with Sailors, he says. Something as little as a good morning could be the difference of a person having a good or bad day. Because of that very thought, I try my best to be courteous and caring every day. omas start this morning consists of receiving the plan of the day from his chain of command to pass down to his Sailors. During morning quarters, omas informs his Sailors of the tasks for the day, reminds them of the importance of qualications and oers positive reinforcement of the good job they are doing. We are in charge of all the ships water heaters, laundry equipment, galley equipment, machines, kettles, water fountains and all the conveyors used during a replenishmentat-sea, omas said. Anything with steam and heat is taken care of by this division. With only 10 personnel, I think were doing a good job taking care of the whole crew. Its important that I let my Sailors know when they are doing a good job. After a few passing minutes, the mornings cleaning stations commences and omas jumps right into action. Cleaning stations is paramount, said omas. It allows the entire crew to be active participants in the preservation of our ship. None of us will be here forever, but we all can do our part in maintaining the high standard of cleanliness and maintenance until it is our time to move on. Over the next hour, omas spends his time checking on his Sailors and his spaces to ensure they are cleaned and taking care of any problems that may arise. With cleaning stations behind him, its time to tackle the rest of his day. Following cleaning stations, I dive into the POD to make sure everything that needs to get done is done, he said. I then check my email to read my messages from the chief engineer and my leading chief petty ocer. Afterwards, I put the jobs on our white board for our division to see and complete. As he logs o his computer, he looks down at his wrist watch and verbally reminds himself of his upcoming spot check. He grabs his gloves, personal planner and is out the door. omas brief journey to aft damage control is met with multiple damage controlman listening to gospel music and awaiting his arrival. He enters the workspace, oers greetings, sings along to the music and shakes hands. Now this is what I am talking about, he says. is is some good music. I can listen to this all day. ere isnt profanity in it and it is uplifting for me. While omas is waiting for the Sailor involved in the spot check to enter, he hears a set of familiar words. Chief, lets do some push ups, said Damage Controlman 2nd Class Ryan Talmich. Lets do 50 and see if you can keep up. Lets go, omas said. After omas puts on his gloves, he lowers to the correct position and the two men start doing push ups. As they call out the numbers, the remaining Sailors in the room join them. When nished, omas explains why things like this excite him. I love when Sailors challenge me to do push Sunrise to sunset: a day walking in chiefs boots THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 9


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, Dec. 16, 23, and 30. 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 will meet every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. These workshops are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon, Dec. and 17. This workshop is an opportunity to share experiences, meet and gain support from others, and exchange new ideas. To register, call 573-4512. 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., Dec. 19. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. The command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response point of contact is responsible for coordinating mandated, annual awareness training, maintaining and providing current information on and referral to base and community programs for victims and ensuring the mandated collection and maintenance of sexual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B. Individuals attending the training are appointed by their command and will represent the command in all sexual assault cases. This training is 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 16 to 20. Registration is required by calling FFSC at 573-4512. 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, Dec. 18. It can help you focus on identifying the feel ings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details or more information. 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 wishing to par ticipate in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge program should be within 60 to 180 days of discharge or retirement and be available for an exam by the VA. To set up an appointment, call Katherine Fernandez at 573-4506. 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 Fleet & Family Support Center workshops ups, he said, putting his gloves on his belt. It encourages a healthy lifestyle, instills condence in Sailors and holds me to my word. If anyone challenges me to do push ups, I will accept it. With the spot check ready to begin, omas thanks Talmich for the challenge and gets to business. e next 45 minutes features a focused omas, listening and assisting the Sailor throughout the process. e spot check is complete. Making Rounds Now it is time to make my rounds, omas said. I have to go around and check our equipment and verify everything is working right. Between all the water heaters, galley equipment and laundry equipment, it takes a while. en add all the trouble calls and various questions and my day takes shape. While walking through the ship, he explains whats important for the next portion of his day. Customer service is huge, omas said. My division is directly related to the morale of the ship. If there is no ice, imagine how upset a person would be. If you go to take a shower and there is no hot water, it upsets you. Our division ensures everything is working and performing as expected. After every hatch and ladderwell, omas speaks to everyone he passes and shakes hands with anyone who has the time. Asked what attracts him to people, he doesnt hesitate with a response. I am led by God, he said. God is my source and foundation. ats what kept me this long in the military. Without God, I wouldnt have anything, so I base everything on Chief 10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013


a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors 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 here are held at the Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Bay, 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.FFSC When dozens of tornados tore through the Midwest mid-November, the Coast Guard joined fellow responders with the National Guard and other state and local agencies to help the impacted communities. e six members ofCoast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Peoria, Ill., are usually responsible for inspections and investigations activities along the Mississippi River north of St. Louis. Recently, however, they have been going above and beyond their normal duties to help those in need. e team has been working with impacted communities to salvage household goods while also volunteering in donation shelters and other government-run response sites. We rst had to escort water into one of the rst shelters as there was a concern about looters, said Alan Guedesse, a civilian marine inspector. Petty Ocer 2nd Class Cody McLaughlin worked with a joint information center set up in Washington, Ill., answering phone calls from the public and updating social media sites with critical response information. With the arrival of donated food and clothing at the East Peoria Event Center in East Peoria, Ill., Guedesse has spent the last few days assisting with the distribution of goods along with Petty Ocer1st Class Johnathon Lowman. Ive been at the shelter for three days sorting and distributing clothing, household supplies, food and hygiene items. We are receiving from Wisconsin, Iowa and even New York, said Guedesse. e detachment members also leant a hand to members of the Coast Guard Family. A Coast Guardsman previously stationed in Peoria still has a mother in the area whose home was severely damaged by the storm. Lowman and McLaughlin, along with Petty Ocer 1st Class Robert Owens and Petty Ocer 2nd Class Alexander Johnson, moved their the Coast Guardsmans mothers belongings and undamaged property to a relatives home in Peoria. Its terrible that we have to be out here to do this, but we are glad we can be here to help. is is what we do, said Chief Warrant Ocer Harry Guntheroth. As residents are able to return to their homes to assess damage and take care of belongings, members of the unit will be helping the Illinois State Police and other local authorities escort people in and out of buildings that are structurally dangerous. What were doing is taking groups out to their property and helping them look for personal belongings. Weve been successful with some, Lowman said. We only allow 30 minutes for safety and time to help everyone have a fair chance to get their stu. Guntheroth anticipates he and his crew will be volunteering as needed for the next couple of weeks. Its rewarding to be able to help the community any way we can and to hear some of the stories. Its amazing some of these people even survived, Lowman said. Guard helps with cleanup One of a kind Marinee majority of the Marine Corps enlistees are young American males but not Aseel Salman. Being female, she is already a rarity in the U.S. Marine Corps. She will also be the only native Iraqi-born activeduty female at the end of November said Major Shawn Haney, the Public Aairs Ocer for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Headquarters Marine Corps. Salmans accomplishments do not stop there either. She joined at 29 years old and turned 30 the day after she took the oath of enlistment. To enlist in the Marine Corps you must be 28 years old or younger. e challenge of becoming a United States Marine has always been dicult and this young woman accomplished it with more odds against her than most. Born in Baghdad, Salman was raised in a constant state of war. I never knew it wasnt normal until I moved here, until I saw how people react when people hear the word war, she said. It was normal for me, you go to school and go home and try not to get blown up. Serving as a translator for the Army while in college made her eligible for the United States Special Immigrant Visa. I have always wanted to earn everything myself. I wanted it for me. she said. She was engaged at the time to an American and could have easily married and came to the U.S. but Salman refused to use that method to get into the U.S. Salman received her visa in December 2008 and married Sean Clark in January 2009 in her new hometown of Houston, Texas. She was living her American dream and pursuing a teaching degree when she decided she wanted to do something more. When she made the decision to look into the military her husband, Clark, was instrumental in helping her choose which branch. Clark was a Marine sniper who served from 1995 to 2005, he helped inform Salman so she could better make her nal decision. Clark said he took her to each one of the recruiting oces but of course in his heart he had a special place for the Marines. ey really are the best, Clark said. Even though Salman originally wanted to go Army, she was convinced by her husband that the Marines would be the best t for her. When she came to the U.S., I took her to a mixedmartial arts ght and she loved the sport, she does Crosst and shes competed in Crosst. She has been through so much worse, Clark said. For Salman, making the choice was only the rst step. e second was completing the age waiver process. Capt. Rodney James, the Operations Ocer for Recruiting Station Frederick, Md., at the time, said that it is tough to get any type of waiver. ere is a minimum of 10 reviewers for this type of waiver (age waiver). Out of them, eight have the authority to deny the waiver, said James, who is one of the approvers. I approved the waiver because she has proven her dedication to this country. Her determination was key in an endorsement from RS Frederick. When looking at her experiences to date, she has shown a determination that you dont often see in todays youth. She is willing to make the difcult sacrice for delayed gratication, James said. e former commanding ocer of RS Frederick, Md., Major James Bircheld III only endorsed two waivers during his threeyear tour, Salman being one of them. After I interviewed Ms. Salman I knew she had the intangibles to overcome any obstacles with her paperwork. e age waiver process at the time was very arduous, he said. Bircheld was the eyes and ears of every other approver. Once endorsed by him something very negative would have had to of happened to stop the process. e waiver awaited nal signature from the Commanding General of the Eastern Recruiting Region Brigadier Gen. Lori Reynolds, who also approved Salman to enlist and start the journey to becoming a United States Marine. She shipped to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot, S.C., July 22. She faced multiple challenges while going through boot camp. e biggest came when she did not qualify on the rie range mid-September. e look of disappointment is evident when she talks about her experience. It hurt, the look on my senior drill instructors face was awful. She had counted on me for a lot of things for the platoon, Salman said. I was saying to myself, what was it, why couldnt I do it? She had to let her husband know that she would be graduating later. Clark had 15 years of weapons instruction under his belt. He was not going to let this stop his wifes dreams. Salman said she would not have passed without her husbands support. He sent me detailed information on how to shoot, photos and slide shows, she said. Clark had his daughter take photos of him in different shooting positions. She (Salman) would send me data from her data book, and I would correct her positioning, he said. She worked hard to get o the rie range. She went from missing every shot at the 500 (yard line) to hitting every shot; her PMIs (marksmanship instructors) were calling her a sniper, Clark said. Salman spent a little over an extra month in recruit training and was switched to a dierent platoon. She had fought incredible odds to get into Marine Corps Recruit Training and she was not going home. e 18 and 19 year olds were like, if you can do it, I can do it. at meant I had to nish, Salman said. She passed, earning the second award of sharpshooter. She graduated boot camp Nov. 15 with a Meritorious Mast in recognition of being one of the top 10 graduates of her company of 133 recruits. Salman is ready for the next step in her Marine Corps Career. She will go to Camp Geiger, N.C. for combat training, and then she will report to her school for aviation electronics. When asked why Salman did not become an interpreter she said, I was ready for something new; I did that for years. Her face lit up when talking about her slated job. I like computers. ey interest me, she said. Salman is an inspiration to some, a warrior in her own right, and now she is and will forever be a United States Marine. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 11


I wouldnt have anything, so I base everything on him. God rst, then my wife and kids, followed by the Navy. I was once an E-1 all the way up to E-6, so I know what their day entails. I want to give back to Sailors and let them know you can talk to a chief and not be afraid. Sometimes Sailors are afraid to come to a chief. I show them my approachability, now Sailors come to me without any hesitation. Upon arriving at a water heater, omas reaches for his gloves and ashlight. He checks around it, noting the cleanliness and veries that its working. Next he checks various switches and pipes, looks at the temperature gauge and nods in approval. e 10-minute check is successful and he can move on to the next equipment. omas next ve hours involves water heaters, galleys, additional greetings to shipmates and a lot of push ups. While transiting the hangar bay, omas turns to a shipmate signaling him for a moment of his time. In the coming minutes, omas is down doing push ups with Airman Christopher Kuehl, assigned to Air Departments V-3 Division. After completing 30 push ups, his shipmates smile gives him conrmation that what he does is working. Chief omas is awesome, Kuehl said. Anytime I see him, I try to do some push ups with him. I just got here almost two months ago and this helps me network a bit. He is really into tness. Having a person in your corner like Chief omas is always a good thing. After departing Kuehl, omas heads to his ofce to check on his Sailors, clear some emails and transition to the next event in his day: Aerobics class. PT: Good For You, Good For Me omas hour-long exercise class is popular throughout the ship for its energy, eectiveness and dynamic leader. e class original demographic was Harry S. Truman chiefs, but after seeing its eects, Sailors throughout the ship became interested and wanted to get involved in the class. My class features a full-body dynamic workout, he said. You work the whole body, from your neck to your ankles. Ive been doing this for 23 years. When I rst got in the Navy I knew how to condition my body, but in the last seven years, I have learned to sculpt my body. Knowing what your body will take and listening to your body is what my class is all about. Todays session includes various toning and strength exercises, from planks and push ups, to ve minutes of jogging in place and multiple aerobic exercises. With more than 40 participants today, the class is a success. Electricians Mate Fireman Ivory Franklin, assigned to Engineering Department, has been to omas class everyday since deployment started and enjoys every part of it. I love chiefs class, she said, wiping the sweat o her face. I like working out with a group because if I work out by myself I get lazy and I wont do it. He is a great motivator and pushes me to never give up. When you hear him instructing the class, you feel his energy. You see how happy he is when he can help someone and it helps motivate me to come back. I have shaped my body and toned up as a result. After wrapping up the days class, omas jogs around his entire class and gives out high-ves. Everyone claps and celebrates the completion of another grueling workout and goes their separate ways. omas then folds up his yoga mat and heads to the gym to further push himself. I am going to nish o my workout with some pull ups and dips in the gym, he said. I push myself each and every day because I know how important good health is to the mind, body and soul. Cool Down? Following a shower and shave, omas, a devoted vegetarian, has arrives at the chiefs mess for some oatmeal. While eating his meal, the 23-year Sailor discusses one of the biggest lessons he has learned during his career. Humbleness was key to my career, he said. ere will be a lot of things you dont want to do, but you signed the contract and you should uphold it to the fullest extent. I had a master chief tell me a long time ago to know what battles to ght and which to let go. Just carry out the mission at hand and move on smartly. With the usual glance at his watch showing 10 p.m., omas knows what the rest of his night entails and prepares himself for it. I have engineer supervisor watch from 11:30 p.m. to 3 a.m., he said. I will just go to the ofce and take a quick nap before watch. After my watch, I have to check the six conveyors being used in tomorrows RAS. I might not get to sleep tonight. omas day doesnt end with reading a book, playing a gaming system or even chatting on the mess decks, but with a thank you to God for another day, a smile on his face and a focus on tomorrows mission. Chief 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013


As a 9-year-old girl growing up in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, now-Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Merima White had everything she needed: friends, family, a wonderful life. Until one day when she lost nearly everything. White, who is now a 99th Medical Operations Squadron family medicine residency resident physician at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., lived through the growing conict of the Serbian paramilitary forces as they surrounded Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1992. During the Bosnian conict, Serb forces bombarded the city with heavy artillery and snipers targeted civilians without hesitation, aiming at schools and hospitals inhabited by the young and the elderly. One morning I woke up and the city was surrounded, White said. ere were people shooting at kids and families. I really didnt understand it. I could never understand why people would do that but it happened. And this once Olympic city that was always a popular destination for travelers was reduced to shambles. White described this era in her life as a time when each and every day was lled with uncertainty. You just lived in darkness awaiting the next artillery attack and insurgency, she said. White was just a young child during the time and didnt quite know what to make of the situation. She recalls having to travel at great risk to obtain basic life essentials. I went from this life of what I considered having everything I wanted as a child to not knowing if I was going to wake up the next day, White said. I remember running 10 miles to get water while evading snipers. We had to wait for the fog to thicken so the snipers wouldnt pick us o while trying to get food and water. Sometimes you couldnt aord to wait anymore and you would just have to go out to get food and water for you and your family. For White, this time of her life was about surviving and helping others when she could, traits her father showcased on a daily basis. During her fathers heroic acts he was injured twice. e rst time was when we were in line to receive milk and bread because we had to shuttle food through the city as the resources were all depleted, White said. Obviously they would gure out when the lines were forming and they would bomb the lines of kids and families waiting to get food. My father took shrapnel to his legs and was unable to walk for several months. Despite the injuries to Whites father, he immediately sought to help the community as soon as he regained his health. As soon as he got back on his feet he was trying to deliver water to families that couldnt get out of the area to get some, White said. e truck was bombed and he was ejected, falling onto the railroad tracks resulting in a broken neck. We thought he was going to die in three to ve days. Miraculously, he regained sensation in his body and Doctors Without Borders who were in the hospital at the time thought that evacuating him to the USA would give him the opportunity to walk again. Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. e organization is committed to bringing quality medical care to people in crisis regardless of their race, religion or political aliation. Whites family took the recommendation to heart and made preparations to evacuate the city. For us to get out of the city we had to go through enemy territory, White said. e Air Force at that time was ying in and dropping o humanitarian aid. It was towards the tail end of the war, December 1994, and we had to get to the airport to get out of the city. e only way to do that was to get help from the United Nations. Despite the U.N.s willingness to help, the situation presented dangers. We had to sign a paper that stated that if we were pulled over we would be handed over for execution, White said. It was a scary thought because we knew that if we did get pulled over it wouldnt just be an execution. ere were concentration camps and all sorts of horric acts took place there. ankfully we made it to the airport safe and sound and were able to board a plane. In 1994, White and her family traveled from Bosnia-Herzegovina to Germany, Maryland, Texas and nally to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. White remembers her stop in Maryland the most. During one of the scariest times of her life, she experienced kindness of strangers that she had never witnessed before. I will never forget the kindness of people, White said. ere were airmen that stayed and played cards with me. I didnt speak any English and I was really scared. It was New Years Eve and I was still a kid so I was wandering the hallways with airmen who were trying to entertain me. It was the most human kindness from strangers that I had ever seen and it really made an impact on my life. e treatment which the airmen provided White upon her familys arrival was part of the reason she decided to join the Air Force. I wanted to give back to the amazing men and women who helped me and my family, and to be a part of something that great is amazing, White said. rough her experiences, White formed her own idea of what denes a warrior. Living a life of a warrior is working to preserve our way of life, White said. We dont just ght for ourselves but we ght for the freedom that this nation provides. To keep our warriors healthy is to keep our entire nation healthy and safe. White now works within the Family Medicine Residency Program at Nellis where she aims to give back to the men and women of the Air Force that helped her and her family nearly two decades ago. As a child, Air Force doctor ed war in Bosnia THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, December 12, 2013 13


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