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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Hagel calls diversity heart of our strengthBy Terri Moon CronkDoD News, Defense Media ActivityHaving female ocers serve on submarines increases the pool of capable people who can do the job, and diversity is at the heart of our strength, De fense Secretary Chuck Hagel said July 9. e secretary made his comments during a visit to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in southeastern Georgia, where he met with female submariners. In a DoD News television in terview this morning, one of the ocers said mixing the genders aboard subs has had little im pact. e transition has been very smooth, Navy Lt. Marquette Leveque said. As one of the rst female sub ocers, Leveque said, she was assigned to the USS Wyoming in November 2011 with two other women shed previously met during deployment. ey were able to hit the ground running on day one, she said. It took [male sailors] a few weeks to get used to female voices on submarines, Leveque said, but I think that was one of the biggest dierences. e Defense Department advised Congress in 2010 it planned to do away with the ban on women on submarines. I qualied the same as my male counterparts and do the same job, Leveque said. As long as I do that, its been equal all the way around. Noting plans to also have enlisted women serve aboard submarines, the lieutenant said she foresees another easy tran sition in adding women to the ranks of jobs that were once forbidden to them. CREDO Chapel retreats offer insights Page 3 Champs Who won MWRs 4v4 Flag Football? Page 72009 CHINFO Award Winner Check us out Online! SecDef visits Navy photo by MC1 Rex NelsonSecretary of Defense Chuck Hagel addresses Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen during an all-hands call aboard Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. More on Page 4. Up Periscope Whats important in a mate? Page 9 A tour of a dorm helped students imagine life on Kennesaw State Universitys cam pus. After, students walked to one of the on-campus dining facilities for a meal. More photos on Page 5. Courtesy photo 15 Kings Bay militaryfamily students on 2014 Summer College TourFrom Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Child and Youth Education Services School Liaison Office Getting into college does not have to be dicult, but it does require that students and their parents get the right informa tion at the right time. During the week of June 2 to 6, 15 mil itary-family high school students took advantage of 2014 Summer College Tour, hosted by the Kings Bay Youth Sponsor ship Program. e ve-day marathon tour of 10 colleges and universities in six cities around Georgia was funded by a grant from the Georgia Governors Oce for Children and Families. With the GOCF support, the teens vis ited schools like Georgia Institute of Tech nology, Valdosta State University, Mercer University, Morehouse College and Spel man College, just to name a few. Coordi nated by the School Liaison Ocer Clainetta Jefferson and Youth Transition Coordinator Laurie Taylor, the tour was designed to expose high school students to dierent types of colleges and help them understand the factors that should contribute to making important decisions regarding entry re quirements, application deadlines, academic programs, nancial aid, proxim ity to or distance from home, student life programs and more. e truth is that many high school students do not fully under stand the application process and are not given opportunities to visit college campuses before enrolling. at is not true for teens at Kings Bay. ese are now prepared to make one Many high school students are not given opportunities to visit college campuses ... Hagel discusses nuclear deterrence, modernization during tour of Kings BayBy Cheryl PellerinDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDuring a visit to the East Coast home port for six Ohio-class eet ballistic-mis sile and two guided-missile submarines at Naval Submarine base Kings Bay July 9, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with 14 female submariners, toured the ballistic-missile submarine USS Tennes see, and took questions at an event with 180 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guards men. e secretarys stop here was the on rst day of a two-day trip that included visits July 10 to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, home to the Air Forces rst full squadron of F-35A Lightning II joint strike ghter aircraft, and a stop at Fort Rucker, Alabama, the home of Army avia tion. Ha gel was traveling to these South eastern U.S. bases to ensure the depart ment stays focused on long-term con cerns aecting American interests and Female transition smoothDoD photo Lt. Marquette Leveque, right, prepares for an interview with MC2 Ashley Hedrick at Kings Bay July 9. More on SecDef visit Pages 4, 10.See Hagel, Page 6 See College, Page 2 T en colleges, 6 cities, 5 day s Fitness Center ups hoursOpen more each week in response to survey of patronsFrom Kings Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreatione sta at the Kings Bay Morale, Welfare and Recreation has long been proud of being an innovative organization which strives to stay current with industry trends. In order to perform a wellrounded analysis, customer feed back is also evaluated to deliver the best product to meet the desires of its patrons. In accordance with Command er, Navy Installations Command guidance and in support of the ultimate goal of maintaining mission readiness, MWR has intentionally focused on the tness program. is focus has resulted in several initiatives which will improve the ability to maintain readiness and will also support the quality of life for all patrons. Upon review of all customer comments referencing the Fit ness Complex, the over-whelming majority of issues submitted were related to hours of operation and weight room spacing concerns. Many comments said that with the Complex closing at 10 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, there simply was not enough time for many individuals to conduct a complete workout. In response, Kings Bay was able to obtain a waiver through CNIC See Hours, Page 9


2 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media ActivityLeaders at the Veterans Aairs Department are deeply concerned and distressed about allegations that whistleblowers are routinely retaliated against, Dr. James Tuch schmidt, VAs acting principal depu ty undersecretary for health, said in a prepared statement for Congress July 8. VAs core values are integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence, Tuchschmidt wrote to the Houses Committee on Veterans Aairs. To get to excellence, we rely on the integrity, experience, observations, insights, and recommenda tions of VAs front-line sta, those who work professionally and com passionately with veterans each and every day, he said. We value that input and rely on it to help us better serve veterans. e department will not tolerate an environment where employees who seek to report deciencies are either ignored, or worse, intimidat ed into silence, Tuchschmidt continued. Leaders are responsible for creating a workplace atmosphere in which employees are comfortable sharing success and identifying ar eas for improvement, he said. Across VA, we expect workplace environments that protect the rights and enable full participation of all its employees, the acting undersec retary wrote. To achieve this goal, all 330,000 VA employees receive anti-discrim ination and harassment prevention training biennially, Tuchschmidt noted. We also recognize that su pervisors and managers bear a heightened responsibility in main taining a fair, safe and inclusive culture, he added. VA executives, managers and su pervisors must complete additional training on diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunity and conict management, Tuchschmidt said. We expect employees to bring to the attention of their managers and supervisors shortcomings in the delivery of our services to veterans, any perceived violations of law, rule or regulation, ocial wrongdoing, gross mismanagement, gross waste, fraud, abuse of authority, or any substantial and specic danger to public health or safety, he wrote. Intimidation or retaliation against whistleblowers or any employee who raises a hand to identify a legiti mate problem, make a suggestion, or report what may be a violation of law, policy, or our core values is absolutely unacceptable. Everyone at VA has the responsi bility to enforce appropriate work place behavior, he said. Protecting employees from reprisal is a moral obligation of VA leaders, a statutory obligation, and a priority for this department, Tuchschmidt said. VA will take prompt action to hold accountable anyone who takes re prisal against whistleblowers, and that includes appropriate disciplin ary action, he noted. All VA employees are notied of whistleblower protection rights through an annual policy statement from the VA secretary, Tuchschmidt wrote. Employees of the department have several options if they feel they are being retaliated against, the act ing undersecretary said. Employees may le a complaint with the Oce of Special Counsel, or appeal directly to the Merit Sys tems Protection Board. Employees are also always free to report whis tleblower reprisal to a VA manage ment ocial, to VAs independent Oce of Inspector General, and to the Congress, he said. VA is committed to ensuring that all allegations are properly investi gated, Tuchschmidt said. We also will not tolerate retali ation against any employee who raises a hand to identify a legitimate problem or suggest a solution, he added. From Navy Personnel Command Public AffairsRevisions to Special Duty Assignment Pay for eligible enlisted Sail ors were announced in NAVADMIN 156/14 released July 7. e SDAP program enhances the Navys ability to size, shape and stabilize the force by encouraging qualied Sailors to serve in designated Special Duty Assignments for a monetary incentive ranging from $75 to $450 a month. e update incorporates two ad ditions and several increases to ex isting SDAPs. Increases to existing SDAP levels are eective upon release of NAV ADMIN 156/14. Eligible Sailors serving in the following duty assignments and at the commands listed will receive back pay to March 25, 2013 to cover lost pay due to administrative errors: Air Trac Controllers aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Helicopter Rescue Swimmers at Aoat Training Group Mayport, Florida, Naval Surface Warfare Cen ter, Panama City, Florida, and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1, Patuxent River, Maryland. In order to qualify for SDAP, a ser vice member must be assigned to and working in a valid billet on the commands Enlisted Distribution Verication Report, hold a matching Navy Enlisted Classication, must be working in the authorized billet, and the billet must be authorized by the Bureau of Naval Personnel in the latest SDAP NAVADMIN as an SDA billet. Commanding ocers must cer tify that service members meet all the qualifying criteria established by OPNAVINST 1160.6B, DODINST 1304.27 and NAVADMIN 156/14 prior to a Sailor receiving SDAP. A Sailor must complete all quali cations, including Personal Quali cation Standards and Under In struction watches before they are eligible for SDAP certication. e annual re-certication re quired by commands with SDAP billets will begin upon release of the recertication NAVADMIN which will provide guidance for the re-cer tication process. tenant commands, base military personnel and civilian employees of the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Ga. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, submitted by noon Thursday, seven days prior to publication. Event briefs must be submitted by noon Friday, six days prior to publicacode CM4, is in building 1063. News ideas and questions can be directed to the editor by calling 573-4714 or 573-4719, or fax materials to 573-4717. All materials are subject to editing. the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The appearance of advertising in the publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Defense, Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, or The Florida Times-Union of the products advertised. Advertisers are responsible for accuracy of ads contained herein. Everything advertised in the publication shall be made available for purchase, use, or patronage without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, or any other nonmerit factor of purchaser, user, or patrons. The Kings Bay Periscope is published by The Florida Times-Union, in no way connected with the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy, under exclusive contract with the U.S. Navy. The circulation is 10,000. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Florida Times-Union, 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL, 32202. The Kings Bay Periscope is a registered trademark of the United States of America. Advertisements are solicited by the publisher and inquiries regarding advertisements should be directed to:Kings Bay PeriscopeEllen S. Rykert, Publisher 1 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (904) 359-4168 Advertising Sales LeAnn Hirschman, Territory Sales Representative (904) 655-1200 THEKINGS BAY, GEORGIA Capt. Harvey L. Guffey, Jr. Cmdr. Ed Callahan CMDCM Randy Huckaba Scott Bassett Erika Figueroa, EM1 Mark Treen, MC2 Ashley Hedrick Bill Wesselhoff 573-4719, Local news and views Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay, Ga. Kings Bay Road part to closeAt the request of St. Marys Railroad, the Georgia Department of Transportation in partnership with the city of St. Marys and Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base, announces a two-week road closure in conjunction with construction on the railroad crossing on Kings Bay Road between Colerain Road and Spur 40/ Charlie Smith Sr. Highway in Camden County. Kings Bay Road will be closed at the railroad crossing and trac detoured beginning Mon day, July 28, and remain closed until work is completed Monday, Aug. 11, weather permit ting. is railway maintenance operation and the road closures is a necessity to install con crete panels and calibrate the railway. Motor ists will be able to access businesses, schools, and residences in the area up to work zone. e detour routes will be signed as follows: Motorists traveling eastbound on Kings Bay Road turn left on to Colerain Road; turn left on to St. Marys Road; then turn left on to Spur 40/Charlie Smith Sr. Highway; travel to Kings Bay Road where detour ends. Motorists traveling southbound on Spur 40/Charlie Smith Sr. Highway continue to St. Marys Road; turn right on to St. Marys Road; turn right on Colerain Road; to Kings Bay Road where detour ends. Kings Bay Road will remain open to local trac up to work zone.Cell Phones for Soldiers startsHabitat for Humanity of Camden County and nonprot Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. are asking Camden County residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cel lular phones. Beginning July 15, residents can donate their phones at Habitat in Kingsland at 302 South Lee St. Cell phones can be dropped o 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday at Habitats ReStore. For more information, email or call (912) 7293633. Also, visit for additional Habitat opportunities.St. Marys offers music seriese next Music in the Park free series is 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Marys Waterfront Park am phitheater. No Known Cure is July 19, e Just Jazz Quartet returns Aug. 16 and Back From the Brink Sept. 20. Additional Music in the Park dates will be Aug. 9, 16 and Sept. 16. For more information, call the St. Marys Welcome Cen ter at (912) 882-4000.Fernandina market Saturdayse Fernandina Beach Market Place farmers market, on N. 7th Street in downtown Fernandina is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, visit the website at Fernandina or call (904) 557-8229.NMCRS Uniform Locker opene Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society has a Uniform Locker that oers a large selection of used uniforms, jackets, hats, shoes and more for active duty men and women at no cost. Visit it at the NMCRS oce in Building 1032 at 926 USS James Madison Road 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Uniform donations appreciated. For more information, call (912) 573-3928.Marine Corps League drive one Kings Bay Detachment No. 1229 of the Marine Corps League is looking for mem bers. Meetings are the second Tuesday of each month. e league volunteers aid and assis tance to Marine and Navy Corpsman widows and orphans and observes historical Marine anniversaries. For more information, e-mail Now hear this! From The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Kings BayVolunteers are the backbone of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, providing essential support at our locations around the world. Consider getting involved in the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society as a volunteer. e Society oers a range of vol unteer opportunities for people with a wide variety of skills and interests. Volunteers provide: Front desk coverage Financial assistance Budget counseling Administrative and communica tions support Financial instruction for expect ant parents Handmade baby blankets Stang for our Uniform Locker We provide comprehensive training for volunteers to ensure they are highly skilled and condent when working with active duty and retired Sailors, Marines or family members who seek assistance from the Society. Volunteers may be: Military spouses Active duty personnel Retirees and their spouses Civilians College students Relatives of NMCRS employees Sign up today at Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society members will work with you to iden tify the opportunity that best match es your unique set of skills and inter ests, and meets the current needs of the Society. Contact NMCRS Kings Bay at or call the of ce at (912) 573-3928. Relief society seeks volunteers Navy-Marine Relief Navy revises special duty pay rates Special Duty Assignments VA upset over retaliation allegations Veterans Aairs From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Officee Chief of Naval Personnel announced July 11 a change to uniform regulations giving commanding ocers discretion to au thorize the wear of command ball caps with Navy Working Uniforms Type I, II and III. e policy begins Sept. 1. Initiated by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, this change is a result of Sailor feedback received at all hands calls and is part of Navys eorts to further empower command triads. Currently ball caps can only be worn with the physical training uniform, coveralls and ight suits; with NWUs only when standing bridge watch and by command training teams during a training evolution. e 8-point cover remains part of a Sailors sea bag. e change in wear rules for the ball caps, which will include Fleet leadership input, will be released in a NAVADMIN later this summer and will include occasion of wear rules.Ball cap wearing regs relax Sept. 1 Navy Personnel of the most important de cisions they will make in their young lives. What would a college tour like this be without a bit of fun? Along with the daily visits to colleges and universities, the students spent their evenings en joying sights around the Atlanta area. Students enjoyed lunch at e Varsity, a laser show at the Stone Mountain, a trip to the World of Coke, dinner at the downtown Hard Rock Caf and a visit to the Georgia Aquarium. To top it all o, they also cheers for the Braves dur ing a game at Turner Field, where they watched the home team take on the Se attle Mariners. Questions about this and other educational programs for students in kindergarten through high school senior may be directed to the Child and Youth Education Ser vices oce at or by calling (912) 573-8986.CollegeFrom Page 1


From Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay Chapele Chaplains Religious Enrichment Development Operation, or CREDO, for some unknown reason, continues to be the best kept secret in the Navy, and as result only a small portion of military person nel and their family mem bers have taken advantage of its benecial programs. CREDO Detachment Kings Bay is working hard to get more military per sonnel involved in the CREDO experience. It began as a program to help veterans return ing from the Vietnam War in 1971. As then and now, military service presents unique challenges and op portunities. CREDO oers transformational retreatbased programs designed to assist authorized users in developing the spiritual resources and resiliency necessary to excel in the military environment. Over the years, CREDO has oered spiritual, personal, and relational growth opportunities to tens of thousands of sea service personnel and their family members, profoundly enhancing their lives. CREDO pro vides commanders with a key resource by which to care for and strengthen the abilities of those they lead. e following retreats are available: Personal Growth Re treat Helps foster positive personal growth and self-awareness by providing a wealth of practi cal training and ideas to enhance your spiritual, emotional, physical, and relational dimensions. Registration is open for the next retreat, Aug. 15 to 17. Marriage Enrichment Retreat An all-inclusive weekend retreat designed to strengthen and encour age healthy marriages to thrive and grow. It is not designed for couples who need signicant counseling if you are on the brink of divorce, contact the chapel oce for mar riage counseling and/or resource referral. Regis tration is open for the next retreat, Sept. 12 to 14 Family Enrichment Retreat An all-inclusive weekend family re treat designed to promote healthy relationships, us ing practical skills based on proven principles that strengthen and empower every member of the fam ily. Registration is open for the next retreat, Sept. 19 to 21. Couples Connection Fleet and Family Sup port Center Kings Bay, in coordination with CREDO, is hosting a Couples connection One-Day Mar riage Enrichment Work shop. is workshop will enhance communication skills and strengthen emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of your marriage. Couples are en couraged to register one month prior to the event. e dates are Sept. 12 and Dec. 12. For more information, visit the website www. cnrse.html or call the chapel oce at 573-4501. Chaplain Catherine Pace and the CREDO facilitator Aaron Jeerson are look ing forward to seeing you on the next retreat. Chapels CREDO schedules retreatsFFSC photoFleet and Family Support Center, in conjunction with The Southeast Region Chaplains from CREDO, held a one-day workshop called Reconnect. The 14 graduating attendees spent the day dedicated to enriching their marriage by focusing on intimacy, communication and a better basic understanding of each other. Courtesy photoThe Kings Bay Chapels CREDO Marriage Retreat Sept. 12 to 14, and one-day Couples Connection sessions, Sept. 12 and Dec. 12, help couples strengthen their relationships. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 3


4 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 Hagel is saluted by sideboys prior to boarding the Ohio-class bal listic missile submarine USS Tennessee. Hagel addresses Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen at the auditorium. Right, Hagel speaks with Rear Adm. Chas Richard, commander, Submarine Group 10. SecDef visits Kings Bay Cmdr. Christopher Bohner, command ing officer, USS Tennessee (SSBN 734) (Gold), gives Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel a tour of Tennessee during his visit to Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay. Hagel toured Kings Bay as one of three installations in the Southeast United States to highlight key investments the Department of Defense is making for the future. Right, Hagel poses with fel low Nebraskans LSSA Rudy Cervantes and MT2 James Stone of the Gold crew on USS Tennessee. Left, Bohner escorts Hagel on board USS Tennessee. Hagel meets with chiefs onboard the Ohio-class ballis tic missile submarine USS Tennessee. Secretary of Defense Hagel answers a question from MASN Ryan Ingram, of Louisville, Ky., during an All-Hands call. Navy photos by MC1 Rex Nelson


THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 5 The visit to Valdosta State University included a tour of a dormitory room and casual stroll around the campus. The tour guide answered students questions about campus life, meal plans, clubs and entrance requirements. From June 2 to 6, 15 students from military families at Kings Bay toured 10 colleges in six Georgia cities as part of the Kings Bay Youth Sponsorship Programs 2014 Summer College Tour. Right, a tour guide at Kennesaw State University talks about the school Renaissance Fair, student services and aca demic programs while walking the campus. Students learned that Kennesaw State, follow ing its merger with Southern Polytechnic University, will be the third largest university in the state of Georgia. Courtesy photos Georgia Institute of Technologys 80-foot Kessler Campanile was built for the Atlanta Olympic Games. Summer College Tour 2014Students by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Colleges famous mascot statue The Stallion. Theres nothing like a dip in a cool pool after a long day of college tours. Volleyball in hand, these guys took advantage of the cool water to relax. Orientation at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College covered academic programs, student life and more. After a day of tours students stopped by the World of Coca-Cola to quench your thirst for fun by tasting Coca-Cola products. Photos courtesy of Clainetta Jefferson and Dr. Laurie Taylor


Parenting classes offered on MondaysAre 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 ask ing 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, July 21 and 28. 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.Ten Steps to a Federal Job examinedGain information on the federal employment process, salaries and bene fits. Learn how to interpret job announcements and determine whether you are eligible to apply. Attendees will be pro vided guidelines, information, samples and tips on completing the electronic Federal resume. This class is from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., July 24. Registration required by calling 573-4513.New Moms and Dads Support Group to meetNew Moms and Dads group meets 10 a.m. to noon every Tuesday at the Fleet and Family Support Center throughout the month. This is an opportunity for parents of young children to meet and share experiences and for children to make friends in a play-group setting. The group will meet July 22 and 29. No preregistration required.SAPR Advanced Training, Refresher offeredThe Advanced/Refresher training is for all individuals that are current Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Victim Advocates. This training is applicable to the 32 hour bi-annual training require ment. The individuals attending are appointed by their Command and will represent the Command in all assigned sexual assault cases. This training is noon to 4 p.m., July 22. Registration is required by calling (912) 573-4512.Ombudsman Assembly Meeting July 28The Ombudsman Assembly Meeting will be held for all OMB, COs, XOs, CMCs and COBs at the Kings Bay Community Center at 6 p.m., July 28. For more infor mation, contact at 573-4513.Transition GPS Capstone Event upcomingNAVADMIN 187-13 mandates that all service members leaving military service attend a CAPSTONE event to demonstrate completion of all required Career Readiness Standards. Service Members are introduced to CRS dur ing their initial pre-separation counsel ing, and then again during attendance to the Transition Goal, Plan, Success five-day workshop. During the work shop attendees work on their Individual Transition Plan and begin to gather the documents and evidence to bring to their CAPSTONE event. After completion of the Transition GPS workshop, service members continue to work on their indi vidual CRS items, seeking assistance from their Command Career Counselor, Fleet and Family Support Center or other agencies identified during the Transition GPS workshop. 90 days prior to their actual separation date, service members attend their CAPSTONE event, bring ing with them all evidence necessary to show completion of each CRS. If a ser vice member needs additional assistance they will receive a referral to the appropriate partner agency. Upon comple tion of the CAPSTONE event, the service members Commanding Officer signs the members ITP Checklist, DD Form 2958, signifying that the Service Member is Career Ready and has met all of their individual CRS or have received appro priate assistance in meeting those CRS. Fleet and Family Support Center, Kings Bay, holds a CAPSTONE event monthly. Interested Service members should call (912)573-4513 for more information, or have their Command Career Counselors make a reservation for them to attend. This event will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18.Smooth Move Workshops coming soonSmooth Move Workshops are designed to help personnel with military relo cations and transfers. Areas covered include the new DPS website, trans portation, travel pay, allowances, and important forms and documents, hous ing referral office and relocation services. All service members and their spouses are encouraged to attend six months before their transfer date. Due to limited seating, please do not bring children. The OCONUS workshop will be 10 a.m. to noon, July 23. For more information, call 573-4513.Fleet and Family offers classes on siteFleet and Family Support Center will take most of its regular workshops on the road if a unit or command can furnish a conference room or classroom and guar antee a minimum of five participants. Personnel will tailor presentations to cover a units General Military Training requirements when those requirements deal with human resources and social issues. Counselors can create a presenta tion in response to a units area of special concerns. FFSC is available to participate within areas of expertise in the indoctri nation of newly assigned personnel and family members of active-duty personnel. Classes listed are at the Fleet and Family Support Center. Fleet and Family hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday.Anger management seminar July 30Anger 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, July 30. It can help you focus on identify ing the feelings anger hides and explore behaviors helpful in resolving primary issues. Pre-registration is required. Call 573-4512 for details. Fleet & Family Support Center workshops From Fleet and Family Support Center Kings Baye Exceptional Family Member Program is designed to assist Service Members with the special needs of their Exception al Family Members. Assistance is emphasized in the assignment process, but also in cludes family support from EFMP Liaisons lo cated at Fleet and Family Support Centers. Liaisons are there to provide information and referrals, help in creating Individualized Service Plans and case manage ment from one duty sta tion to the next EFMP coordinators are located at Medical Treat ment Facilities and serve both military personnel and families. Coordinators facilitate initial en rollment and guide fami lies to other services, if required. Command points-ofcontact also can assist service and family mem bers with the enrollment process. EFMP enrollment is mandatory and required immediately upon identication of a special need. Special needs include any spe cial medical, dental, mental health, developmental or educational requirement, wheelchair accessibility, adaptive equipment or assistive technology devices and services. Successful implementation requires up-todate information and extensive coordination between personnel, medical, educational and family support com munities. If you have any ques tions about the Excep tional Family Member Program, contact the Fleet and Family Support Center at (912) 573-4513. FFSC oers EFMP assistanceallies in Asia, Europe and worldwide, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said earlier last week in announcing the trip. e submarine base is home to Subma rine Group 10, Submarine Squadrons 16 and 20, the Trident Training Facility, the Trident Ret Facility, the Strategic Weap ons Facility-Atlantic, and other supportproviding commands. More than 8,000 personnel work at the base, including nearly 5,000 active-duty Navy personnel, 2,322 civilian employees and 1,298 contractors. At the Kings Bay troop event, Hagel greeted an auditorium full of Navy, Ma rine Corps and Coast Guard service members, bringing them greetings from President Barack Obama and everyone at the Defense Department. We thank you for what youre doing [and] what you have been doing here. I know occasionally you might wonder if anybody is paying attention or cares, the secretary said. We are paying attention. We know what you do. We appreciate what you do. Hagel also sent thanks to their families and said the department appreciates their sacrices. We understand their sacrices and we dont take those sacrices for granted, he told the service members. Hagel has made it one of his highest pri orities to ensure the United States main tains a safe, secure and eective nuclear deterrent. is includes commitments to modernizing the nuclear enterprise infrastructure and maintaining a highly capable, skilled and motivated force. I think you all know that I ordered an internal and external review of the nuclear forces a few months ago, Hagel said here yesterday. ose internal and external reviews have come back. Ive been briefed on the reviews. e secretary added that he is working with DoD leaders to decide which recommendations the department will adopt to strengthen the health of the nuclear workforce, strengthen the nuclear enterprise and ensure that those involved in the enterprise have the resources they need to do their jobs. Over the last 13 years as the United States was involved in two large land wars, we let our focus on the nuclear deterrence aspect of our national security drift a little, Hagel acknowledged. Because of that, he added, priority was put on those wars in funding, leadership [and] attention. e nation, Hagel said, must now prioritize the importance of the nuclear en terprise and what you represent and the importance of what you do every day to de ter aggression in the world and protect our country and protect our interests around the world. I want you to know that. e secretary also told the service members about the hour he spent in a private discussion with 14 female sub marine ocers. In 2009, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus an nounced that for the rst time in Navy history, women would be assigned to serve aboard Navy submarines. e rst contingent of 24 women who completed the Navys nuclear submarine program met in May 2012 with the president and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Today, more than 60 female ocers serve aboard 14 crews on seven subma rines, typically with at least three female ocers per crew. It was really a tremendous experi ence for me to listen to these young o cers talk about their experiences how proud they are to serve on submarines, Hagel said. e Navy has broken through on so much of this over the last three or four years, he added, and as you know, were in the process now of preparing to inte grate enlisted females on submarines. In May, the Enlisted Women in Subma rines Task Force began planning to introduce enlisted women into the submarine force over the next few years, ocials said. e submarine force also is in the pro cess of assigning female ocers to four Virginia-class submarines. In 2015, the USS Illinois and the USS Minnesota are scheduled to become the rst attack submarines with female oces on board, DoD ocials said. Hagel is the rst defense secretary to visit a ballistic missile submarine since women began serving aboard them in November 2011. Before he shook hands and took pic tures with the troops, he invited them to step up to the microphones in the audi ence and speak their minds. A Navy recruiting instructor from the Naval Submarine Support Center asked if sequestration budget cuts, scheduled to return in scal year 2016 unless Con gress acts to stop them, would allow the department to continue to develop the replacement for the Ohio-class subma rine. A senior chief petty ocer from the Coast Guard Maritime Force Protec tion Unit asked Hagel what kept him up at night, given all the threats facing the United States. e topics diered, but Hagels answers arrived at the same destination. DoDs plans call for 12 Ohio replace ment ballistic-missile submarines to replace the 14 Ohio-class submarines now in commission. Because the new sub marines will have shorter maintenance cycles and more capability, 12 new ships will replace the original 14. e presidents budget request meets DoD near-term needs, defense ocials say, but it will be dicult, and perhaps impossible, to execute the shipbuilding plan if the harsh budget cuts of seques tration are implemented. A key element of the shipbuilding plan is the Ohio-class replacement subma rine. We have every commitment to the projections to bring on that new class of submarines, Hagel told the recruiting in structor. Yes, its forcing us to make some hard choices in our budget. But Ive been clear on this, the presidents been clear all of our senior leaders that we need a new generation of Ohio-class submarines, and were going to prioritize that. e naval submarine base and the ex pertise it represents will continue to be important for the nations strategic inter ests, the secretary said. But the budget cuts are presenting big problems, he added. eres only so much to go around, he said. You cant get any more. So its forcing us to prioritize. If we had more time to prioritize, it would be more re sponsible. But unfortunately, that hasnt been the case, and it will not be the case if sequestration continues to hold. But we are continuing to be committed to a new generation of Ohio-class submarines. To answer the up-at-night question, Hagel went back to the budget. ere are threats everywhere in the world, and many are external, he said. But [were dealing with] a lot of internal dimensions as well. e senior chief had mentioned the National Defense Autho rization Act when asking his question. Hagel mentioned the defense budget in his answer. Sequestration has been devastating to this institution. Its something that our leaders and I work with every day trying to convince Congress to change, the sec retary said. Weve got a year or so to help inform and educate and try to persuade the Congress to change that, he continued. If they dont change that, we are going to be faced with deeper and bigger cuts. Were continuing to be faced with deep cuts now. ats what I refer to when I talk about an internal challenge when you ask me what keeps me up at night. HagelFrom Page 1 6 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014


Sign up now for childrens swim les sons at the Kings Bay Pool. Registration is at the customer service counter in the Fitness Complex. Descriptions of skills taught in each level are available at the counter to assist in selecting proper class level for the child. Payment is due at registration. No refunds. Session 4 is July 21 to 24 and July 28 to 31. Cost is $40 for eight group lessons over the two-weeks. Private lessons available for $75 with ve 1-on-1 lessons. Call (912) 573-3001 or 573-3990 for more details. Arrive on time, bring sunscreen and towels, have your child use the bathroom before class and, if applicable, make sure your child is wearing swim diapers or tight-tting pants if not potty trained. Run for the Fallen 5K Run/Walk Its at 7 a.m., ursday, Aug. 21 at the Fitness Complex. A ceremony begins at 6:30 a.m. with a special guest speaker from the Warrior Speaks Program, Erick Millette, recipient of the Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal with Valor, Combat Action Badge, as well as numerous other awards and decorations. Log your miles at the Fitness Customer Service Counter now through Aug. 21. For more details, contact NAU at (912) 573-8972. Dive-In Movies Saturday, July 19 at the Kings Bay Pool, MWR will be show ing e Nut Job rated PG. On Aug. 23 the movie is Freebirds. Show time is at dusk, about 8:30 p.m. Bring your oaties and enjoy the free entry into the pool. Splash around and view a funny movie on the giant outdoor theater screen. Based on weather. If unsure check MWRs Facebook page for updates. Call (912) 5733001 for more details. Intramural Sports Average Joes Cornhole League Registration for Average Joes Cornhole League is go ing on now. League begins Aug. 4 with a captains meeting at 5 p.m., July 30 inside the Fitness Complex classroom. League fees are $40 and play will be on Tuesday nights. Call (912) 409-1611 for more information. Fishing at Trident Lakes Golf Club Lakes at Trident Lakes Golf Club will be open 6 to 8 a.m., July 18 and 19, and Aug. 16. Cost is $5 per person for catch & release or $7 per person for catch and keep. Every one 16 years old and older must have a Georgia Fishing License and Kings Bay Fishing Per mit. Outdoor Adventures sells the Kings Bay permits. Open to 10 year olds and up. Preregister at Outdoor Adventures, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All patrons under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. For more details, call OAC at (912) 573-8103. Fitness Attire To provide an at mosphere that is healthy, clean and fam ily friendly, NSB Kings Bay has elected to adopt a dress code for patrons using the Morale, Welfare and Recreation happenings Liberty call Swim lesson session July 21MWR Intramural Sports photoMarine Corps Security Force Battalion team Chive won the MWR Intramural Sports Spring 4v4 Flag Football title. From left are MA3 Steven Davis, MA3 Michael Lefloch, MA2 Nathan White, MASN Seth Pierce, MA3 Jonathan Gonzales and MA2 Jonathan Gist. MCSFBn Eliminators was runner-up. See MWR, Page 9 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 7


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A lot of you know, Ive been married twice for 30 of the last 39 years. And before I said, I do, I actually believed the part about until death do us part As ma used to say about pa, I thought about killing him a few times, but I never thought about divorcing him. Last I knew though, both of my xes who each went Old Yeller on me before they hauled me into court are still out there. To me, Stephanie and Bill Joel, its always been a matter of trust. Honesty is about the same, but I actu ally preferred a few white lies to some ugly truths. I know Im not that great. But Im not that bad, either. I just never was lucky enough to find someone I could really trust.e most valuable characteristic in your mateET1 Josh Brown USS Rhode Island Blue Cookeville, Tenn. Kindness. If a womans not kind, I cant be with her. CS1 Jordan Barrett USS West Virginia Blue Scott City, Kan. Without a doubt honesty. If you cant be honest with the other person or yourself, theres no relationship. Lea Thomas Family member Springport, Ind. Honesty. Weve been married 15 years and without honesty in a military situation, you wouldnt have a strong foundation. MT1 Justin Mitchell USS West Virginia Gold Cedar Lake, Ind. Honesty. As long as youre honest, everything else will work out. MA3 Joseph Vidal Security Force Battalion Hannibal, Mo. Understanding. Looks are great. But if you cant get along, theres no relationship. Stephanie Chain Family member Augusta, Ga. Trustworthiness. If you cant trust what your mate is doing, its hard to move forward. Up eriscope with Bill Wesselho to extend the hours of op eration from 89 per week to more than 100 hours per week. Beginning on July 28, the new hours of operation will be 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 6 p.m., Sundays. Although changing the hours of operation will ad dress a signicant amount of patrons concerns, it does not address all of them. e weight room space was another issue that re ceived a lot of comments. Specically, there is less than adequate space in the weight room areas for the number of patrons wishing to utilize the equipment. is issue is most visible during peak usage hours early in the morning, at lunchtime, and after nor mal duty hours. e MWR Fitness Sta is developing and assessing options and funding avail ability to determine how best to address this issue. Re-purposing under-utilized and unused space into areas oering weight equip ment is the top priority. MWR Kings Bays Fitness sta continuously seeks new and innovative ways to deliver the most eec tive programs that meet patrons desires. Ideas and feedback are always encouraged and would be appreciated. Patrons are invited to call (912) 573-3990 or stop by the facility and ask to speak with Fitness and Sports Di rector Tyler Cole. HoursFrom Page 1 Fitness Center. is dress code has been approved and is supported by the NSB Kings Bay Command. It is the same dress code being used at some of the other bases across the Navy and at CNIC. We would ask that all patrons abide by the new regulations beginning March 10. Free Movies for the Kids Week end and School Break Mov ies for July are Turbo July 19 and 20 and The Pirate Fairy July 26 and 27. Movies are at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday and school breaks or holidays. The schedule is listed in Facebook under the events tab on mwrkingsbay page. Additional kids movies will be shown during summer break. All youth under 18 years old 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 else comes in, the area will be available for open viewing. Free Fitness Classes Just 4 Kids Kids in Motion Dance Class is 10:30 to 11:05 a.m. every Tuesday. is 35-minute class incorporates hip dance moves to popular, ageappropriate songs for children ages 6 to 10 years old. e instructor will demonstrate dance choreography while participants follow along. Healthy habits are important in youth so all interested kids within the age limit are invited. Also of fered is a Kids Fitness Clinic 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday. is 45 minute class is open to kids ages 6 to 12 and is all about having fun while being active. Each week the class will focus on aerobic exercises along with body weight strength training. is all aids in promot ing the primary goal of getting kids moving and teaching them lifelong healthy habits. Call (912) 573-3990 for more information. Summer Camp Its at the Youth Center for kindergarten through age 12, through Aug. 8. Most recent LES/ pay stub for sponsor and spouse or student letter of enrollment must be provided. Birth certificate must be available. Single/Dual military must provide dependent care form at time of registration, and IAs must provide orders. Breakfast, morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack provided. No outside food. Cost based on total family income. For more information call (912) 573-2380. Junior Golf Camp For ages 12 to 17 at Trident Lakes, July 21 to 25. Camp is $150 per person and is limited to 16 golfers per camp. This is a full day. Be prepared for sun exposure, walking and lots of golf. Instruction on chipping, put ting, drivers and situations. Bring your own packed lunch. Sign up early, sessions fill quickly. (912) 573-8475. MWRFrom Page 7 Just for kids THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 9


10 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 Text of Hagels All-Hands Call at Kings Bay From Department of Defense, July 9, 2014Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel: Ad miral, thank you. And to all of you, thanks for being here and allowing me an oppor tunity to bring you greetings from Presi dent Obama and all of the people of the Department of Defense. We thank you for what youre doing, what you have been doing here. I know occasionally you might wonder if any body is paying attention or cares. We are paying attention. We know what you do. We appreciate what you do. I want you to give your families my thanks and tell your families how much we appreciate their sacrice. We under stand their sacrices and we dont take those sacrices for granted. So thank you. What youre doing here, what you will continue to do here is very important, the security of this country. I just had a few hours on the USS Tennessee, which for an old Army guy being in a submarine was a little unfamil iar, but I got through it. And Im smarter because of that expe rience. But it reminded me, again and this is why I try to get out of Washington and visit as many of our bases and talk to as many of our people and actually listen to as many of our people as I can all over the country, all over the world it reminded me, again, of the tremendous work thats being done here and importance of our nuclear deterrent. I think you all know that I ordered a review both internal and external re view of the nuclear forces a few months ago. ose internal and external reviews have come back. Ive been briefed on the reviews. Im in the process now working with our leaders to decide which recom mendations were going to go for ward with, strengthen the health of the nuclear workforce, strengthen the nuclear enterprise, assure all of you that youre going to have the resources you need to do your job. I think over the years weve let our fo cus on the nuclear deterrence aspect of our national security drift a little. ats somewhat understandable when we understand that for 13 years this country has been at war in long, large land mass wars. And because of that, priority has been put on those wars, both in funding, leadership, attention, so we need to get back and pay attention here and prioritize the importance of the nuclear enterprise and what you represent and the importance of what you do every day to deter aggression in the world and to pro tect our country and to protect our inter ests around the world. So I wanted you to know that. I had an opportunity also before I went on the Tennessee today to spend about an hour with about 15 junior female sub marine ocers. And it was really a tre mendous experience for me to listen to these ... these young ocers talk about their experience, how proud they are to serve on submarines. e Navy has really broken through on so much of this over the last three, four years, and as you know, were in the process now of pre paring to integrate enlisted females on submarines. I wanted to listen to the ocers as to what they thought about a whole range of things, rst, their personal lives. Hows this working for them? About half of those ocers were married, and I asked specically how that sacrice that they were having to make and the time away from their families was ... was adjusting to the larger dimension of their lives. And I think we all recognize that we each start in a unique position in our lives. eres nobody in this room thats the same. We may have general charac teristics that are similar, but everybody in this room is an individual. And Ive always believed that I dont care if its the military or whatever youre doing or whatever profession youre in, thats where you start, and you respect that individual. at individual has to ... has to comply with the qualications and the criteria of whatever the discipline is that they want to pursue, whether its a mili tary or some other walk of life or profes sion. But you take care of the people, thats the point. You take care of your people rst. And its a priority of mine, its a priority of the presidents I think all of our leaders in our in our DOD institution, quality people always make a dierence. And if you dont have quality people, you wont have the kind of leadership, insti tutions you require, you wont have the condence that the men and women who serve this country must have in their leaders. You wont have condence in each other. So taking care of your people is a num ber-one priority. You have to match that with capabilities and capacity. I get that. We are doing everything we can in Washington, in regard especially to the severe budget cuts and they are severe and they have been abrupt, and they have been deep, and we are making the adjust ments we need to make, but we prioritize our people rst and our capabilities sec ond. ird, I want to mention it doesnt aect you all as much, but it does and that is partnerships. We have put a prior ity on helping build the capacities of our partners around the world. e problems in the world today, the threats coming at not just us, but organized society in the world are not unique to one country or even one region. ey are global threats. And thats going to require partnerships being stronger than weve seen in the past, not just within alliances like NATO, which is very impor tant, will continue to be important, other alliances that we have and treaty obliga tions that we have, but partnerships that we have all over the world, helping them so they can help themselves. And thats a priority for ... for us. It aects us all. Everyone in this insti tution, this enterprise, whether youre Navy, Coast Guard, Marine, doesnt make any dierence. ose partnerships, the strengthening of those partnerships will aect how you do your job and our capac ity and our capability to reach beyond just our enterprise and just with the resources we have. So, again, thank you for what youre doing. And Ive got some time that Id like very much to share with you, and that means Id really like to hear from you. And I would encourage anything you want to tell me, questions that youve got for me, be as direct as you want to be, but I value this time. I have valued the time with our men and women in uniform, the people who do the jobs, who have the toughest jobs. I value your thoughts and ideas and di rect conversation as much as I do value anybodys. So thank you for allowing me to share some time with all of you today. So, admiral, however way you want to do this, Id be glad to respond to ques tions, comments, whatever you all want to talk about. Sta: All right. Do we have any ques tions? Question: Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary. Seaman Ingraham from Louisville, Kentucky, part of Marine Corps Security Force Battalion. Just had a question to ask you, Mr. Secretary. If you were a young junior Sailor in my position, what would be some short-term and long-term goals you would set? Hagel: Well, I would answer this way. I wouldnt just conne it to a young Sailor; I would conne it to any individual. Its the same advice I would give any body. And that is, rst, follow your inter ests. Pursue what you think is important to you. Inform yourself, work hard, play it straight. No shortcuts in life. Be true to yourself. And what you guys do every day, and that is always reach for a higher pur pose. ere isnt anybody in this room who is doing this, pursuing the profession that youre pursuing and youre good at it, youre the best in the world at it if you didnt have a higher purpose for what youre doing. ats the security of this country. ats the future of this country. ats your children and their children and leaving the world better than you found it. And if you can answer all those ques tions to yourself, then youre always go ing to be successful, but success is only part of it. You got to be happy, too. Now, the world is not full of happi ness every day, every minute. I get that. Ive lived long enough to know a little bit about that. And there isnt anybody here that doesnt know about that. But you got to be true to yourself and you got to be happy with yourself. at means you still ... you still challenge yourself. And always remember youre challenged ... youre challenged by who you are. You compete with you. You only have one competitor in your life, and thats you. Youll be the toughest competitor youll ever face. You compete with the rest, but your toughest competitor is yourself. So I think if you can answer all those questions, and keep them in balance most of your life, youre going to have a happy life, a productive life, and a suc cessful life. And I, again, admire every one of you who has committed to what you are committed to and the way you do your jobs. Its very, very unique. Not many in the world can say that you are helping dene in real terms the future of our world. Seaman Ingraham: ank you very much, Mr. Secretary. Question: Good afternoon, secretary. Senior chief (inaudible) from the Coast Guard MFPU, originally from Astoria, Oregon. Ive got two questions. e rst question Im going to gloss over and not even ask, because of my concerns with the National Defense Authorization Act. e second question and although the rst question was sincere, Im not going to ask it. e second question is and this is also sincere, as well is with all the threats that our country faces, whats the number-one thing that keeps you up at night? Hagel: Well, there are a lot of things that ... that we all think about and we all wake up with every day in our lives. But Im going to answer your question, but let me make a comment before I do, just a preface statement. It is very important for all of us and everyone in this room is a leader, and youre all moving toward more leadership responsibilities it is very important for all of us to remember not to be consumed or allow ourselves to be consumed with the crisis of the mo ment and of the day. e reason I say that is because we will fail as leaders if we do. Yes, weve got the crisis of the moment. Im dealing with a lot of dierent challenges every day, all over the world, and I have to deal with them, and I will. But you cannot allow yourself to get consumed with them, because then you cant think, you cant get above it and frame up the larger context of how all this has to t into a larger scheme of where this countrys going, where you all are taking the people who rely on you in your leadership positions, people who rely on me, people that I work with every day. Now, to answer your question, because I think it does relate to what I just said, there are threats ev erywhere in the world. And many are external. But there are a lot of internal dimensions that were dealing with, as well. I mean, you mentioned the NDAA. I mentioned our budget. Sequestration has been devastat ing to this institution. Its something that our leaders and I work with every day try ing to convince Congress to change that. Weve got a year or so to help inform and educate and try to persuade the Congress to change that. If they dont change that, then we are going to be faced with deeper and bigger cuts. Were continuing to be faced with deep cuts now. So thats what I referred to when I talk about an in ternal challenge, when you ask me what keeps me up at night. Obviously, you all know enough about whats going on in the world, whats go ing on in the Middle East, whats going on in Europe, Eastern Europe. Asia-Pacic is full of tension. And you have to just frame it up in the larger context. And the other part of this is, yes, it bothers me, yes, it worries me, but thats the job Ive got. None of our jobs, including yours, are easy jobs. If you wanted an easy job, I once said in a committee hearing when I was in the Senate, if you wanted an easy job that you didnt have to make a lot of choices and decisions, go sell shoes. Well, I heard from all the shoe dealers all over the ... all over the country when I said that. It wasnt to debase selling shoes. In fact, I used to sell shoes in a department store in Minneapolis. But it was to try to make the point that if you didnt want a challenging job with big headaches, you probably wouldnt be doing what youre doing. And I wouldnt have agreed to do this job. I mean, you just know it comes with the big problems, the big challenges. Its never about challenges. Challenges are not new to generations and people. Its how you respond to them. And no one individual is ever smart enough, ever big enough to do it by himself or herself. Its never worked that way. You respond to challenges using all the people, working with all the people. A lot of smart people in this country. A lot of smart people in this audience. And working together, well nd the responses and well nd the answers and well get through all of this. So thats kind of the attitude I take every night, no mat ter how big the problems are, knowing youre going to get up in the morning, and not only will the same ones most likely be there, but there will be new ones. And thats my point about dont get consumed with it, because itll paralyze you if you get consumed with it. And you try to have a little fun with it. I mean, theres always a little fun you can have somewhere every day and have fun with people. ank you. Question: Good afternoon, Mr. Sec retary. Im (inaudible) o USS Florida Blue from San Diego. Sir, you mentioned establishing partnerships and ghting a long war. And considering the loss of American life in Iraq, what is the United States doing to combat ISIS and prevent negation of American life lost in an at tempt to stabilize that area? Hagel: Yeah. Well, some of you may know that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Sta, General Dempsey, and I testied in a classied closed hearing yesterday morning at the Senate Armed Services Committee on Iraq and Afghani stan. We took other questions, as well. And we dealt with that ques tion, because it is the center piece of ... of really everything thats going on in that part of the world. And to answer your question, the way I answered it in the testimony I gave and in the ques tions I gave and General Dempsey gave is, what are we doing? First, the presidents made this very clear, as I have made it very clear to some public statements Ive made, as well as General Dempsey, that, number one, our focus is to protect Americans and our in terests in Iraq. Number two is to assist the Iraqi security forces in their ght against ISIL, ISIS, the Islamic fundamentalist groups that are present and threatening the government, the stabilization, the people, the people of Iraq. I understand exactly what you said about sacrices made by Americans. Many, many for many years, sacrices were made by Americans. A lot of blood lost, lives, limbs, Americans, treasure. And that is ... thats meaningful. at means something. We know what you do. We appreciate what you do. You take care of your people first. Thats a priority of mine ... You have only one competitor in your life and thats you.See All-Hands, Page 11


And so what we can do, what we are doing is assisting in every way we can to help the Iraqi people defeat the brutal fundamentalists that are attempting not ... not just destabilize Iraq, but essentially take control of Iraq. You, I think, know we have assessment teams that we have sent over to Iraq. ey are under the leader ship and supervision of General Lloyd Austin, who is our CENTCOM commander. General Dempsey, all of our se nior leaders are involved in this. And we are getting daily assessments, and the nality of those assessments will be completed in the next few days, and well have a further context of what rec ommendations theyll make. In the meantime, were doing everything we can, as I said in those two general areas, protect our people and as sist ISF in their eorts to defeat ISIL. One additional point about the specic ques tion on ISIL. Make no mistake and this country should not make any mistake on this, nor anyone in Congress this is a threat to our country. is is a force that is sophisticated, its dynamic, its strong, its organized, its well-nanced, its com petent, ISIL. And it is a threat to our al lies all over the Middle East. Its a threat to Europe. Its a threat to every stabilized country on Earth, and its a threat to us. So it is clearly in our interest when I talk about protecting American lives in America, I also said protecting our inter ests. And ISIL may not appear to be an imminent threat to the United States. It is a threat to the United States. It is a threat, a clear threat to our partners in that area, and it is imminent. And I think you look further in that ... in that area in the Mid dle East to see whats going on, in Syria, in Lebanon, whats going on in Israel today, the Gaza Strip, Libya, Egypt, there ... there is hardly a stable country in that ... in that area of the Middle East. And thats ... thats very dangerous for all of us. So we need to continue to work strongly, closely, as we have been with our partners in that area. Jordan is always under threat. With Turkey, we have interests across ... across the globe, and we protect those interests. And you started your conversation about partner ships, as I mentioned, and thats the right focus, partnerships. ats clearly one of the reasons that we have put such a pre eminent focus on partnerships, is this is a good example of why we need strong partners in the interest of all of our secu rity. ank you. Question: Good afternoon, Mr. Secretary. FT2 (inaudible) NSSC, Naval Sub marine Support Center, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I wanted to ask you, as as the Ohio-class is theyre start ing to kind of show their age a little bit, theyre getting old. My ... my last ship was older than I was. Is the Ohio replacement going to be able to whats with the sequestra tion, is ... are we going to be able to, you know, continue to develop the Ohio re placement to relieve the Ohio-class and continue its mission of strategic deter rence? Hagel: We have every commitment to the projections to bring on that new class of submarines. And, yes, its ... its forcing us to make some hard choices with ... in our budget. But it is clear Ive been clear on this, presidents been clear, all of our senior leaders, that we need a new generation of Ohio-class submarines. And were go ing to prioritize that. is area, this base, the expertise represented here, what you do is going to continue to be very important for the strategic interests of this country. So, yes, the budget problems are presenting big problems for us. eres only so much to go around. You cant get any more. And so its forcing us and that isnt all bad, in one sense, to prioritize. And if we had more time to pri oritize, if ... if that was on a more gradual slope of cuts, it would be more respon sible. But, unfortunately, that hasnt been the case and it will not be the case if se questration continues to hold. But we are continuing to be committed to a new generation of Ohio-class subma rines. And this place right here is going to continue to be very important. Question: ank you, Mr. Secretary. Hagel: Yeah. Sta: All right, team, thats the last question that we have time for (o-mic) Hagel: (inaudible) Okay. If anybody wants their picture taken with me you dont have to but if youd like it taken, come on up. I want to take it with you. And Ive got these coins they gave me. ere may be some old Leon Panetta or Bob Gates coins, but I dont know. (Laughter.) ey were great secretaries of state ... of defense, so its all right. And well make sure theyre my coins. ank you. ank you very much. (Applause.)All-HandsFrom Page 10 ThursdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs and Omelets to Order Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal & Grits Rolled Oats French Toast w/Asst. Syrups Sausage Patties Cottage Fried Potatoes Asst. Yogurt Pastry Bar Lunch Chicken Noodle Soup Fried Shrimp Hot Rolls Creole Macaroni Franconia Potatoes Rice Pilaf Simmered Carrots Steamed Peas Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Condiments Cocktail Sauce Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Pattie Sandwich Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich Grilled Peppers & Onions Baked Beans Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Cheddar Cheese Soup Beef Stroganoff Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Buttered Egg Noodles Seasoned Corn Herbed Broccoli Toasted Parmesan Bread Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Cocktail Sauce Hot Rolls Buttermilk Biscuits Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarFridayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Eggs to Order Grits Omelets to Order Blueberry Pancakes w/ Syrup Grilled Bacon Asst. Instant Oatmeal / Grits Cottage Fried Potatoes Sausage Links Hashed Brown Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch New England Clam Chowder BBQ Chicken Tempura Battered Fish French Fries Baked Macaroni & Cheese Green Bean Almandine Simmered Succotash Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Grilled Cheeseburgers Grilled Hamburgers Baked Beans Burger Bar BBQ Chicken Pulled Pork BBQ Ribs Bratwurst Cole Slaw Macaroni Salad Potato Salad Dinner Doubly Good Chicken Soup Roast Turkey Baked Ham Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Steamed Rice Savory Bread Dressing Seasoned Corn Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarSaturdayBrunch Cream of Chicken Soup Chili Dogs / Hot Dog Bar Chili w/o beans Chicken Nuggets French Fries Steamed Broccoli Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Oven Fried Bacon Eggs & Omelets to Order Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Dog Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Pastry Bar Assorted Beverage Bar Dinner Minestrone Soup Asst. Pizza Asst. Wings French Fries Baked Beans Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarSundayBrunch Tomato Soup Grilled Cheese Sandwiches Grilled Ham & Cheese Sand wiches French Fries Oven Fried Bacon Lyonnais Carrots Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereal Grilled Sausage Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Pastry Bar Dinner Chicken Rice Soup Prime Rib au Jus Fried Shrimp Cocktail Sauce Twice Baked Potatoes Wild Rice Cheese Sauce Steamed Broccoli Corn on the Cob Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Hot Rolls Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarMondayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Assorted Oatmeal French Toast w/ Asst. Syrup Omelets to Order Ready-to-eat Cereal Grits Eggs to Order Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Grilled Bacon Breakfast Burritos Hash Brown Potatoes Pastry Bar Asst. Breads & Spreads Asst. Fruit Bar Asst. Beverage Bar Asst. Yogurt Lunch Crab Bisque Fried Fish Beef Brisket 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 Dinner 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 BarTuesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Eggs To Order 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 Lunch 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 Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage Bar Lunch speed line Chicken Tacos Beef Tacos Spanish Rice Refried Beans Taco Bar Dinner Beef Noodle Soup Chicken Alfredo Blackened Salmon Wild Rice Buttered Linguine Corn OBrien Steamed Broccoli Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Toasted Garlic Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarWednesdayBreakfast Breakfast Juice Bar Ready-to-eat Cereals Eggs & Omelets To Order Grilled Bacon Corn Beef Hash Asst. Instant Oatmeal & Grits Grits Soft/Hard Cooked Eggs Grilled Steak Pancakes w/ Asst. Syrup Asst. Breads & Spreads Asst. Fruit Bar Hash Brown Potatoes Lunch 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 Dinner Chicken Noodle Soup Meatloaf 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 BarThursdayBreakfast 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 Lunch 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 Cornbread 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 Chili Cheese Sauce Sandwich Bar Cold Cut Sandwich Dinner Minestrone Soup Meat Lasagna Grilled Italian Sausage Marinara Sauce Bow Tie Pasta Mixed Vegetables Healthy Choice Salad Bar Assorted Salad Dressings Garlic Bread Assorted Desserts Asst. Fruit Bar Assorted Breads & Spreads Assorted Beverage BarGalley hoursMonday 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 p.m. Dinner 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Menu items subject to change. Pirates Cove Galley menus We have every commitment to ... bring on that new class of submarines. THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014 11


By MCC Sabrina ParkerFor Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Public AffairsVice Adm. Michael J. Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces, visited Naval Computer & Tele communications Area Master Station LANT Detachment Cutler, Maine, July 8, for discussions on current operations and material readiness. is was one of many visits for Vice Adm. Con nor in support of Sailors and sta operating in for ward deployed locations. During his visit, Connor emphasized the impor tance of the missions that NCTAMS LANT carries out each day and praised their power, exibility and sustainability while carrying out the nations business. e visit also served as an opportunity for Connor to observe daily operations while engaging communications experts contributing to the success of the submarine force. What you do here is impressive and critical, Connor said. e perfor mance of the submarine force will only be as good as the quality of the com munications that pass through Cutler. You send us our mission instruc tions, medical advice, and even the short family messages that sustain our morale. I am impressed by the hard work and skill that it takes to make this amazing facility work. You are the foundation of the most important work being done in the entire Department of De fense. I want you to know how much the submarine Sailors appreciate what you do. Cmdr. Jody Grady, Chief Sta Ocer, stated that the visit by Connor was an opportunity to emphasize the unique nature of Detachment Cutlers mis sion, the specic challeng es of supporting the very low frequency mission, and the important role our people play in maintain ing nuclear command and control. We are always proud to showcase the hard work and professionalism of our small but extremely capa ble workforce at NCTAMS LANT Detachment Cut ler, Grady said. We are dedicated to maintaining vital communications to our submarine eet 24 hours day, every day. NCTAMS LANT Det Cutlers mission is to operate and maintain the facilities and equipment to provide reliable command and control communications to the operating units of the eet in the At lantic Ocean and Mediter ranean Sea. eir primary mission is to provide a VLF broadcast link between high level command authority ashore and U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization ships, planes, and submarines operating at sea in areas of broadcast coverage. Messages are received via high and low speed data lines, relayed by local landlines to the appropriate transmitter and trans mitted via the broadcast method to U.S. and NATO forces aoat.Photo by ITCS Spencer MontgromeryVice Adm. Michael J. Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces, is given an overview on the diesel generators control panelConner visits telecommunications hub Sub Group 9 has command changeBy MCC Ahron ArendesSubmarine Group 9 Public AffairsCommander, Submarine Group Nine conducted a change of command ceremony July 11 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor. Rear Adm. Dietrich H. Kuhlmann III turned over command of Submarine Group Nine to Rear Adm. Dave Kriete at Deterrent Park. Kuhlmann oversaw certication and conduct of 32 strategic deterrent patrols by Trident ballis tic missile submarines maintaining 100 percent readiness during his tenure, as well as training and certication of crews for the guided-missile submarines USS Ohio (SSGN 726) and USS Michigan (SSGN 727) in support of six forward-deployed mission periods. Kuhlmanns tenure also saw USS Maine (SSBN 741) earn the Meritorious Unit Commendation for completing 349 underway days in a 14-month period supporting various operations, USS Pennsylvania (SSBN 735) earn the MUC for completing the fastest return to strategic service ever for an bal listic missile submarine (SSBN) following a major maintenance period and subsequently complete an Ohio-class SSBN record-setting 140-day patrol, and USS Nebraska (SSBN 739) earn the 2013 U.S. Strategic Command Omaha Trophy for excellence in deterrence operations. By Nick SimeoneDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDays after the Ukrainian government abandoned a ceasere and began an of fensive against pro-Russian forces in the countrys east, a senior Defense Depart ment ocial said today that the United States is con cerned Russian troops may be preparing a counterof fensive in support of Mos cows separatist allies. I think we have to really expect the worst in terms of a Russian response, and thats why were watching it so closely, Derek Chollet, assistant secretary of defense for international security aairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Its a very dangerous situation. e Ukrainian military has forced Russianbacked separatists to retreat in some areas, has surrounded others, and is warning it is prepared to force insurgents out of additional towns in the region, where since March separatists have been bat tling Ukrainian troops with what the U.S. and its European allies say is clear support and, at times, in tervention from Moscow. Chollet testied that Russia remains heav ily active in destabilizing Ukraines east, despite having pulled back troops who were massed along the border area. Russian irregular forces and Russian-backed local separatists remain active inside eastern Ukraine, and both are supported by Russian nancing, Chollet said. He credited Western sanctions with changing [President Vladimir] Pu tins calculation on how much support he would be willing to give and how deep he would get into this, but he warned that Russias support for re-establishing a ceasere may not last. I think we have to be very mindful of what the Russian response could be, he said. Last month, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATOs supreme allied commander for Europe and commander of U.S. European Command, said Russias aggressive actions in Ukraine had brought Eu rope to the most decisive point since the end of the Cold War and that addition al rotational forces could be needed on the continent to sustain security. By Claudette Roulo DoD News, Defense Media Activityere are no indications that Iran has regular military forces on the ground in side Iraq, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said July 8 during a Pentagon news conference. We know that there are some Iranian operatives Quds Force operatives inside Iraq that are training and advis ing some Iraqi security forces, but more critically, Shia militia, Kirby said. And we also know that Iran has owed in some supplies, arms and ammunition, and even some aircraft for Iraqs armed forces. e Quds Force is a special branch of Irans Revolutionary Guards, responsible for operations outside of Iran. Iraq has the right to reach out to its neighbors for support, the admiral said, but the United States is not going to coor dinate its military activities with Tehran. e Defense Department would like anyone who is getting involved in the sit uation in Iraq to take the same approach that weve taken, which is, dont do anything to further iname the sectarian ten sions, Kirby said. e situation in Iraq is complicated, he noted, and the United States is taking a mea sured, deliberate approach by dividing U.S. forces between two mis sions: diplomatic security and assessment of the co hesiveness of Iraqi securi ty forces. About 640 troops are divided between the two missions, Kirby said. Navy photo by MC2 William PittmanA Russian honor guard marches in formation during the opening ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the Victory in Europe Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia. Russian intentions eyed Iran helps train Iraqis Israel updates U.S. on eventsDoD News, Defense Media ActivityDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Bogie Yaalon spoke by phone July 11 about the events unfolding in Is rael and Gaza, Carl Woog, assistant Pentagon press secretary, said. In a statement summarizing the call, Woog said Hagel reiterated his condolences on the recent kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers and expressed U.S. con demnation of continuing rocket re into Israel by Hamas and other ter rorist organizations. e secretary rearmed Israels right to defend itself against these attacks, Woog said. He also ex pressed concern about the risk of further escalation and emphasized the need for all sides to do every thing they can to protect the lives of civilians and restore calm. 12 THE PERISCOPE, NSB KINGS BAY, Thursday, July 17, 2014


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