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The Southernmost flyer /
Naval Air Station, Key West (Fla.)
Naval Air Station, Key West (Fla.)
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Key West Citizen
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Description based on: Vol. 2, no. 5 (Mar. 9, 1990); title from caption.
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EYE ON THE FLEE TARABIAN GULF 5TH FLEET AO inside:M OTHERS DA Y Special praise ............2 NEW FACES Change is coming .........3 BRIEFLY Upcoming events. . . . . .3 CLASSIFIEDS Moving sale, rentals ......6 TOP OF PAGE ONE: An M H-60S Seahawk, assigned to the Chargers of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (14) lands dur ing a combat search and rescue training held on San Clemente Island. VOL. 18 NO. 19 WWW .CNIC.N AVY.MIL/KEYWES T N AVAL AIR S T A TION KEY WES T FLORIDAFRIDA Y MA Y 11, 2018 (May 7, 2018) Marines assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU) perform maintenance on an MV-22 Osprey on the flight deck of the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Iwo Jima is deployed to the U .S. 5th Fleet area of operations in support of maritime security operations.U.S. Navy photo by MCSN Dominick Cremeans U.S. Navy photos by Emma HarlowN aval Air Station Key Wests military spouses enjoyed a free brunch followed by bingo with thousands of dollars in prizes Saturday at the 8th Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Brunch and Bingo. The annual event coincides with Military Spouse Appreciation Day, which was established by presidential proclamation in 1984. The day is observed on the Friday before Mothers Day The celebration, organized and hosted by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and Fleet and Family Support Center, is supported by more than a dozen local business.Military spouses recognized at annual Brunch & Bingo celebrationFR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSIf youre active duty military or retired, for that matter give your spouse a hug and thank you for what they are doing, or have done, as you serve or served your country. The Friday before Mothers Day (Sunday) is Military Spouse Appreciation Day, established in 1984 with a Proclamation 5184 signed by President Ronald Reagan. Military installations worldwide, including Naval Air Station Key West, are hosting or have hosted a variety of special events and programs to inform, honor and recognize military spouses and their contributions. At NAS, 96 military spouses were recognized Saturday at the 8th Annual Military Spouse Appreciation Brunch and Bingo. The event was organized by Morale, Welfare and Recreation and supPaint experiment successful in protecting terns, jetssee SPOUSES page 5BY JOLENE SCHOLLSouthernmost FlyerWhat began as an experiment in 2015 to deter the protected Least tern from nesting along Naval Air Station Key Wests runways has proved success ful, protecting the bird and pilots from dangerous strikes. In 2011, the installation recorded six bird strikes attributed to Least terns. In the past few years, the number has been zero. The Least terns prefer nesting on white gravely or sandy substrates, but avoid dark substrates due to risk of a predator finding their eggs, said USDA Biologist Rosamaria Gonzales, who is in charge of NAS Key Wests Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard program. T heir eggs are camouflaged so perfectly to light colored surroundings that you will miss it if not paying close attention. The solution was exper-see TERNS page 3


Mothers DayThis Sunday many of us will celebrate Mothers Day. This particular holiday that honors motherhood is celebrated in different ways throughout the world A celebration of mothers can be traced all the way back to the ancient Romans and Greeks, although traditions have shifted just a bit. Mothers Day can be a great day to honor the moms in our lives and recognize everything they do for us. Yet, for many it can also be a difficult day. The day can be a reminder of someone who is no longer there, a reminder of the loss of a child, and for some, a broken relationship. It can also be a hard reminder to those who arent mothers but have the desire to be. Yes, Mothers Day can be a source of pain but it can also be a beautiful time of joy and celebration. Today, I want us to think about ways we can honor our mothers while still being sensitive and loving to those women who find this holiday difficult. It may be as simple as a hug, a phone call or card letting that person know you are thinking about them. We cant take the pain away but we can let them know they are not forgotten and that they are loved and important. Ephesians 6:2-3 says, Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth. In a way, this is just common sense. Children who grow into disrespect and disobedience toward their parents usually have a much harder life. Learning to respect legitimate authority, and being treated lovingly and fairly by that authority, is key to personal success. Please come and join us for worship service at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays with our Praise Band and Childrens Church. This Sunday we will be at the Community Center on Sigsbee Park Annex. Please visit our Facebook page (NAS Key West Chapel) for upcoming events, including Vacation Bible School June 11 14. If you are in need of chaplain care, please call your chaplains at 305-293-2318, Naval Air Station Key West, or 305-2928788, Coast Guard Sector Key West. COMMANDING OFFICER Capt. Bobby J. Baker EXECUTIVE OFFICER Cmdr. Greg Brotherton PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Trice Denny EDITOR Jolene Scholl S T AFF MC3 Arnesia McIntyreThis newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military service and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Additional copy and photographs provided by the readers of the Southernmost Flyer should be addressed to: Editor, Southernmost Flyer, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001. Copy can also be e-mailed to jolene.scholl@ Telephone (305) 293-2425/2434. DSN 4832425/2434. Deadline for all editorial copy is 4 p.m. the Friday preceding publication. All articles must be submitted on disk in text format, written in upper/lower case style. NAS Key West Command ChaplainLt. Cmdr.Scott Mason CHAPLAIN'S CORNER May 121986 USS David R. Ray (DD 971) deters an Iranian Navy frigates attempt to board SS President McKinley in the Gulf of Oman.May 131908 The Navy Nurse Corps is established by Public Law No. 115.May 141801 Tripoli declares war on the United States for not increasing the annual tribute paid as protection money to prevent raids on its ships.May 151942 The first Naval Air Transport Service flight across the Pacific takes place.May 161950 President Harry S. Truman authorizes a single-day event, Armed Forces Day, to replace three separate Army, Navy and Air Force days, to be celebrated on the third Saturday in May.May 171987 USS Stark (FFG 31) is struck by two Iraqi Exocet Missiles in the Persian Gulf, killing 37 Sailors and wounding 21.May 181775 Col. Benedict Arnold captures a British sloop at St. Johns in Quebec, Canada and renames her Enterprise, the first of many famous ships with that name.FR OM CHIEF OF NAVAL PERSONNEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS Effective immediately, to minimize the disruption to the education of schoolaged children and increase family stability, Navy has revised the delayed dependent travel policy for Sailors who are undergoing a permanent change of station and have school-aged dependents. In line with Joint Travel Regulations, when PCS orders have been issued, a Sailors dependents may perform PCS travel at a different time. The Sailor may also be authorized a housing allowance based on the location at which the dependents maintained a permanent residence, at the previously approved designated place or the old permanent duty station. Sailors with school-aged dependents frequently request delayed dependent travel. Under the old policy, approval for requests to delay dependent travel were normally limited to the end of the current school term, which is usually the end of June or December (depending on the members detach date). The new policy allows Sailors with school-aged dependents to request delayed dependent travel until the end of the school year. For questions on this updated policy, contact the Military Pay and Compensation Policy Branch via email at Nxag_n130c@navy. mil. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, or visit www. Delayed dependent travel revised for school-aged kids


3 imental, and simple: Paint the gravel along Boca Chica Fields runways with an environmentally safe green paint that would encourage the terns to find a more suitable nesting site. A contractor laid the paint the first year, in 2015, and Gonzales noticed the terns were moving on. Since then, crews working for NAS paint the graveled runway edges in March before the birds arrival in April. By the time nesting season is over and eggs have hatched, the paint has faded. The numbers have been reduced dramatically, she noted. I have seen very few least terns this year. Gonzalez said. Its good for the bird and the planes. Safety goes hand-in-hand. She said she has seen photos of Least terns in other areas more hospitable to nesting like Fort Jefferson, adding the determent program will continue even if the nesting numbers have dwindled. Were training them, basically, for future generations, Gonzales noted. Once their chicks hatch, they will be imprinted with that nesting site and return there. Ive got to keep on top of it. The terns also are finding fewer nesting sites on other annexes like Truman and Sigsbee mainly because of continuing roof repairs from Hurricane Irma. If nesting does occur residents are reminded to leave the nesting site alone. The adult birds are extremely sensitive to prolonged or frequent disturbance, according to NAS Environmental Director Ed Barham. Its imperative they stay with their nests because the eggs and chicks require parental protection from daytime heat. If disturbed, the young chicks may fall off the roofs or suffer heat exposure. To protect the species, follow these policies: Before accessing any flat roof or very shallow pitched roofs between April and August contact Matt Martin, the installations Natural Resources Manager at 305-797-9576. The manager will determine if terns are nesting on your roof. If you see terns on or around your roof, call the NRM. If you find a tern chick that has fallen off a roof, contact the NRM. If the NRM is not available, call Wildlife Rescue of the Florida Keys at 305292-1008. Job T itle: TARPON Hometown: Swainsboro, Georgia Prior Duty Stations: Helicopter Maritime Squadron (HSM) 72, NAS Jacksonville Hobbies: Watching sports, playing basketball. Most Interesting Experience: Swim call in the Caribbean. Future plans: Advance in my Naval career.OS2 Damian HoustonBriefly A Least tern chick and egg blend into the gravel sur roundings. At right, a worker sprays green paint along the runways at Boca Chica Field. U.S. Navy photos by Rosamaria GonzalesTernscontinued from page 1 AA/PI heritage eventNaval Air Station Key Wests Multicultural Heritage Committee and Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions are co-hosting a celebration of Asian American/Pacific Islander Month at 11 a.m. May 24 in Bldg. A-515, Boca Chica Field. The committee will have a food plate for $3..Teen summer job fairThe Morale, Welfare and Recreation Human Resources staff hosts two job fairs for teens aged 14 -18. Teens should be prepared for on-the-spot interviews at the job fairs and have their resumes with them. The job fairs are at the Youth Center on Sigsbee Park. Jobs are available at the Youth Center and the Child Development Center. Applications are available at the CDC, Youth Center and MWR administration, Bldg. A-711, Boca Chica Field. The schedule: Job Fair: 5 6 p.m., Tuesday Job Fair: 6 7 p.m., ThursdayCollege fairThe Florida Advisory Council on Military Education is sponsoring a college fair for military members from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Key West Marriott Beachside, 3841 N. Roosevelt Blvd. The event is free and will have 21 universities and colleges on site, including Barry University, Flagler College, Regent University, Troy University, Saint Leo University, University of Maryland and Full Sail University.Enrichment retreatsNaval Air Station Key Wests Religious Ministries Department is hosting two retreats in July, one for married couples and a second for single enlisted Sailors E1 E6. The CREDO Southeast Marriage Enrichment, set for June 20 22 at the DoubleTree Grand Resort, is for married active duty service members and their spouses. Childcare isnt provided. The retreat is free. The Single Service Member Leadership Retreat is July 27 29, also at the DoubleTree. The teambuilding retreat is free. For more information, call 305-2932318 or email victoria.s.hooker@navy. mil or BRIEFLY page 5New faces to command at NAS tenantsFR OM N AS KEY WES T PUBLIC AFFAIRSBig changes and new faces are coming to the military operating in Key West within the next few months. Joint Interagency Task Force South, Fighter Squadron Composite (VFC) 111, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Key West, Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West, and Army Special Forces Underwater Operations School, all see new commanding officers by summer. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Christopher Tomney will relinquish JIATFS to Coast Guard Rear Adm. Pat DeQuattro see COMMAND page 6


Command ChallengeRound up your command for the annual Armed Forces Day Command Challenge on May 18 from 7 a.m. 2 p.m. on the Sigsbee Sports Fields. This years highlighted events include Tug-o-War, Corn Hole, the Amazing Race, Dodgeball, Trash Can Pong and more. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, call 305-293-2480. Thank you to the following sponsors for their continued support: Saint Leo University, NAS Key West Homes, Fury Water Adventures, Sparkling Ice, Key West Military Affairs Committee, Navy League Key West Council, Key West Area Chief Petty Officers Association, Southernmost VFW Post 3911 and Waste Management. Sponsorship does not imply endorsement. Dolphin DerbyRegister for the 22nd annual fishing tournament at the Sigsbee Marina. Registration forms are available at Boca Chica and Sigsbee marinas and online at www. events. There will be cash prizes for first, second and third place as well as awards for largest dolphin for active duty, largest wahoo, largest dolphin caught by a lady angler as well as youth first, second and third place. The captains meeting will from 5 7 p.m. May 25 at the Sunset Lounge. The captains meeting will offer the last chance to register (cash only/before 6 p.m.). The early registration fee is $150 until May 19; after May 19 the registration fee is $200. The weigh-in is May 26 at the Sunset Lounge on Sigsbee Park. Thanks to the continued support of the following sponsors: Key West Golf Club, Cudjoe sales, Papas Pilar, Local Brand, Outback Steakhouse, USAA, Keys Federal Credit Union, Mercury Marine, Ricks & Durty Harrys, Navy League Key West Council, Spanish Fly, Fish Skinz, Lower Keys Tackle, Salt Life, Fury Water Adventures, Sparkling Ice, Murray Marine, Blaylock Oil, Mary Ellens, Key West Marine Hardware, Military Affairs Committee, NAS Key West CPOA, Southernmost VFW Post 3911, Key West Bait & Tackle and Bier Boutique. Sponsorship does not imply endorsement.Craft nightMWR Community Recreation offers a number of crafting opportunities each month at the Sigsbee Community Center. All supplies are provided and patrons are welcome to bring their favorite beverages. Most activities are open to children unless stated otherwise. Pre-registration is required. To register, make full payment at the Tickets & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. Upcoming events: Wednesday: Driftwood Wreath May 23: Wine Glass Painting Community recMWR Community Recreation offers events each month that offer the opportunity to explore Key West and other sites. All transportation departs from the Sigsbee Community Center across from the dog park. To reserve your seat, make payment at the Ticket & Travel Office on Sigsbee Park. For pricing and more event details call 305-563-0364 or visit www. NavyMWRKeyWest. com/events. Saturday: Fury Sunset SailYouth bowlingChild and Youth Programs hosts a youth bowling league at the Airlanes Bowling Center & Grill June 2. The clinic is for children 5 18 years old; the group size is limited to 18 per session; register, drop off and pick up at the Youth Center on Sigsbee Park. Transportation departs at noon and returns by 3 p.m. For more information call 305-293-4437.Fitness centerThe fitness center on Boca Chica is open from 5 a.m. 8:30 p.m. Monday Friday and 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All fitness classes are free to authorized patrons and are designed for all fitness levels, from beginner to advanced. The fitness schedule is subject to change without notice. Call 305-293-2480 for more information. Monday Yoga 6:30 7:45 p.m., Sigsbee Community CenterJob opportunities There are currently a number of open positions within MWR and NGIS. This weeks highlighted jobs are Fitness Specialist at the Boca Chica Gym and Recreation Assistant at the Beach Patio Recreation Center. There are also open positions for bartenders, child care workers, maintenance workers and more. For a full list of jobs, visit www. NavyMWRKeyWest. com/jobs.MWR WebsiteMWR has a website and APP that provides our patrons with a full list of facilities, programs, services and current employment opportunities. Visit www. to find out what MWR has to offer: Restaurants and bars, sports and fitness, child care, leisure recreation, pool and splash parks, special events, gear rentals, marinas, lodging, discounted attraction tickets and more. Visit the Apple or Android APP store and search for NavyMWR Key West. O ther sources of infor mation are Facebook and Twitter NAS Key West MWR.MWR Update


5 Register for VBSNaval Air Station Key Wests Religious Ministries Department is hosting Vacation Bible School from 9 a.m. noon, June 11 14 at the Sigsbee Park Community Center. T he event is free and open to youngsters aged four through the sixth grade. For more information, call the chaplains office at 305-293-2318.ID card renewalAll DOD ID cards can be renewed up to 90 days in advance, CAC and dependent ID cards included. Two forms of ID are required; sponsors must sign/digitally sign Form 1172 for all dependent children. For more information, call 305-293-3778.This week at FFSC Command IndoctrinationMonday Friday, 8 a.m. 4 p.m. Bldg. A-515 This five-day class advises incoming personnel of base policies, procedures and services available. A multitude of guest speakers will present an array of topics and will take questions from training participants. For more information, call CSC Matt Reikowski at 305-293-2661Federal Employment BasicsTuesday, 9 10:30 a.m., FFSC Understanding the complexity of the federal hiring process can lead to success in gaining a federal job. Register with Dave Patrocky at 305-293-3770 or email Writing WorkshopThursday, 1 2:30 p.m., FFSC The properly constructed resume will help you stand out in todays highly competitive job market. Topics include the basics of resumes, key words and formatting. Register with Dave Patrocky at 305-293-3770 or email FFSC offers many services including deployment support, relocation assistance, family employment readiness, life skills education, personal financial management, crisis incident response and training, sexual assault prevention and response, ombudsman support, transition assistance management, family advocacy and professional counseling. For more information or to request services, call 305-293-4408 or visit the center at 804 Sigsbee Rd., Sigsbee Park. ported by Fleet and Family Support Center. In his proclamation, Reagan discussed why military spouses deserved special recognition: Since the early days of the Continental Army, the wives of our servicemen have made unselfish con tributions to the spirit and well-being of their fighting men and the general welfare of their communities. Throughout the years, as the numbers of our married men and women in uniform have grown and as their military missions have become more complex and dispersed, their spouses have made countless personal sacrifices to support the Armed Forces. In many instances, they subordinated their personal and professional aspirations to the greater benefit of the service family. Responding to the call of duty, they frequently endured long periods of separation or left familiar surroundings and friends to re-establish their homes in distant places, where they became American ambassadors abroad. As volunteers, military spouses have provided exemplary service and leadership in educational, community, recreational, religious, social and cultural endeavors. And as parents and homemakers, they preserve the cornerstone of our Nations strength the American family. Reagan said he signed the proclamation in recognition of the profound importance of spouse commitment to the readiness and well-being of service members on active duty and in the National Guard and Reserve, and to the security of our Nation. Americas military spouses are the backbone of the families who support service members during all phases of the military lifecycle. They are the silent heroes who are essential to the strength of the nation. Then Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert declared his recognition of the contributions and the Navys dependency on spouses with the release of the Navy Family Framework in November 2017. Navy families are an integral part of our Navy team and a vital contributor to mission success, he noted. Spousescontinued from page 1 U.S. Navy photo by Emma HarlowSpouses take a selfie at Saturdays Brunch and Bingo event.continued from page 3


Friday at the Tennessee Williams Theatre. JIATFS executes detection and monitoring of illicit trafficking across all domains, and facilitates international and interagency interdic tion to enable the disruption and dismantlement of illicit and converging threat networks in support of national and hemispheric security. DeQuattro previously served as commander, Coast Guard Sector Key West from 2009 2012. VFC-111 Commanding Officer Cmdr. Christopher Denny will be relieved by Cmdr. Edwin Dupont May 19 at Boca Chica Field. VFC-111 Sun Downers is a Navy Reserve adversary squadron at Boca Chica Field. The squadron provides dissimilar air combat training to fleet strike fighter and Marine fighter attack squadrons, as well as the Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard and allied fighter squadrons. At Coast Guard Sector Key West, Capt. Francisco Rego will relieve Capt. Jeffrey Janszen in a ceremony June 8. Sector Key West is a combination of the resources of the Group Key West, Marine Safety Detachment Marathon and authorities from Marine Safety Office Miami that provide the safety and security of the South Florida community. Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West on South Roosevelt and the Army Special Forces Underwater O perations School on Fleming Key also will have change of charge ceremonies in June. Currently, Cmdr. Duneley Rochino is the Officer-in-Charge at NBHC Key West and Army Maj. James Copp commands the underwater operations school. FOR RENT Big Pine Beautiful 3BR/2BA home available for long-term lease. Dry lot. Small pets accepted with pet fee. $2,700 per month. F/L/S. Call Linda at 305-872-4144 for more information. Key West 1BR/1BA, kitchen dining area, living room. No pets. Private, $1600. F/S. No last. Must see to appreciate. Call Mrs. Sellers at 305-434-2047. Bay Point Two very clean, private apartments on beach with dock. 1BR/1BA, $1,750; Efficiency, $1,450. Each has A/C, W/D. One person only in each unit. No smoking, no pets. Prefer military member. F/L/S. Call 305745-1462. Cudjoe Key Available now. Lovely 2BR/1BA apartment by the water. Nice kitchen area with new appliances, large dining/living room plus studio area. Central A/C. Utilities included. $1,875 per month. Maximum of two people/ no pets. Call 305-394-7464 or email Bill at bwpsg42@ Please call after 5:30 p.m., or anytime of the weekend. FOR SALE Bedroom furniture very good condition Alderwood from Royal Furniture. Armoire, 6-foot dresser with mirror, and a separate queen bed platform with mattress/box spring (guest bed). $750. Text Jolene at 305-797-6380. Moving Sale SATURDAY RAIN OR SHINE! Under stilt houses, plenty of parking, 21384-21388 Conch Drive follow the road that runs behind Kickn Back at MM21.2. Furniture, kitchen items, yard items; too much to list. 9 a.m.. 2 p.m. Please, no early birds. Questions? Text Jolene at 305-797-6380. HELP WANTED Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South is accepting applications in the local recruiting area only for a Resources Management Technician, GG-0503-09, Term position located in Key West, Florida. Incumbent will provide a variety of support functions in the Resources and Assessment Directorate, serving as Customer Service Representative (CSR) for the Defense Civilian Pay System (DCPS) within the Command for the Joint Interagency Task Force (JIATF) South, Truman Annex Key West, Florida. Will Implement and manage the day-todayactivities during system operations (e.g. personnel data download and review, business process analysis, Defense Travel System (DTS) training and Defense Accounting and Disbursing System (DADS) and Commercial Travel Office (CTO) connectivity). Coordinate development of traveler profiles, organizational data, reporting, budgetary, and document flow procedures in DTS. Serve as liaison for payroll functions between employees and the DFAS payroll offices, assisting in the resolution of all payroll problems. Serve as Agency Program Coordinator for the government travel card program. If interested please reference JIATFS-019 for more information at southcom. NAS KEY WEST CLASSIFIEDS are free for activeduty and retired personnel, their families and civilian base employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tuesday prior to that Fridays issue. Make submissions to the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office by email, jolene.; mail, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 305-293-2627. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for four issues. Name and phone number must accompany all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more information, call 305-293-2425. Commandcontinued from page 3