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In This Issue: Command Financial Specialists | Planned Incremental Availability | The Gold Eagle Gavel | Ammo Onload Vol 02 No 76 | December 8, 2011 Did someone say, “Coffee?!” C h u c k i e ’s C a fe Op en F or B u si n e s s STORY BY MC2 (SW) Byron C. Linder| Carl Vinson Staff Writer C Photo By: MCSN George M. Bell | Carl Vinson Staff Photographer The Carl Vinson Voice is an internal document produced by and for the crew of the USS Carl Vinson and their families. Its contents do not necessarily ref lect the official views of the U.S. Government or the Departments of Defense or the Navy and do not imply any endorsement thereby. arl Vinson increased its caffeine intake when Chuckie’s Café opened Dec. 6 on the starboard side aft mess decks. Offering seven different 16-ounce Starbucks beverages, the effort to bring an ashore comfort afloat is part of a Navy-wide initiative for aircraft carriers. On opening day, Sailors eagerly lined up in the passageway to sample the café’s wares. The first customer, Vinson’s Executive Officer Cmdr. Paul Spedero, ordered a hot caramel macchiato prepared by Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Magali Pujol, a New York City native. “I was excited, but I was kind of nervous for the grand opening,” Pujol said. “It felt really good when the XO said I did a good job. I was just glad I didn’t mess it up.” Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class (AW) Miguel Norales, a San Francisco native, and Air Department V-3 Division’s assistant leading petty officer, awaited his white chocolate mocha. “For us coffee lovers, it’s a great idea. I’m glad our guys can take a few minutes of their tough day to enjoy a cup of coffee and get back to work,” he said. “It is definitely something to look SEE ‘COFFEE’ ON PAGE 2

Vinson Voice: 8 December 2011

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