Battle of Midway commemoration to be held June 5 onboard NASP Naval Air Station Pensacola will observe the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway with a commemoration to be held at the National Naval Aviation Museum June 5 at 10 a.m. Rear Adm. Don Quinn, commander of Naval Education and Training
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Command (NETC), will be guest speaker. For more information, call Lt. Brian Greenfield at 452-6527. For more Gosport coverage and historical perspectives on the Battle of Midway, see pages A3-A5.
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June 1, 2012
Capt. Padden to relieve Capt. Vedral-Baron at NHP change of command today (June 1) Padden returning to scene of NHP ‘Medical Home Port’ initiative By Rod Duren NHP PAO
Navy Family Medicine physician Capt. Maureen Padden will become the 74th commanding officer in Naval Hospital Pensacola (NHP) history today (June 1) at the conclusion of a 2 p.m. change of command at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola. Padden, a former executive officer at NHP, will relieve one of the command’s more successful commanders, Capt. Jennifer Vedral-Baron, who oversaw the completion of $18.5 million in facility construction projects that brought state-of-the-art surgical suites and a total revamping of the intensive care and ambulatory procedures units. Additional accomplishments under Vedral-Baron’s watch included the hospital being selected in back-to-back years as the top facility in patient safety Defense Department-wide – a first in Navy Medicine; accolades following its 2011 Capt. Maureen national accreditation Padden review; and being the first in Navy medicine to have seven “medical homes” recognized and accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) at the highest level for providing an organized and easyto-access system of patient and family centered quality health care. Vedral-Baron arrived as commander of the hospital Aug. 5, 2010. Among some prior duty stations, she was executive assistant to the Navy Surgeon General; executive officer at Naval Hospital Jacksonville; and officer-in-charge of the team responsible for coordinating the care of President George W. Bush and his family – National Naval Medical Center’s Medical Evaluation and Treatment Unit in Bethesda, Md. Padden previously served as executive officer of NHP from June 2009 to February 2011 and became the primary lead for a new Capt. Jennifer Navy medicine-wide Vedral-Baron initiative. NHP embarked on a journey to implement what is known as the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) in primary care – also known as medical “homeport.” Following her executive officer tour in Pensacola, she reported to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery in Washington, D.C., to serve as special assistant to the Navy Surgeon General and program manager for “Medical Home” implementation across Navy medicine. Earlier in her career, following an internship in family medicine at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, Calif., she attended flight surgery
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Military Appreciation Month Essay Contest winners ... (Left-right) Mary Bond, Abbie Brown and Crystal Roper answer questions for retired Marine Col. Dave Barraclough recently at an awards luncheon for the winners of the Military Appreciation Month Essay Contest. The three were among 12 winners that were treated to lunch with their families at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Four teachers were also recognized at the luncheon. About 200 students from Escambia County submitted essays or drawings for the contest, which was sponsored by the Greater Pensacola Chamber and Pen Air Federal Credit Union. Photo by Janet Thomas
Portside cinema upgrades include digital, 3-D projection By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
Moviegoers are enjoying a “crystal clear picture” because of recent upgrades at NAS Pensacola. In keeping with the latest technology, a totally digital projection system has been installed at Portside Twin Cinema, said Tim Carey, operations manager for the facility. Carey said the outdated 35mm film projectors were removed during the conversion process, which was completed May 18. The project also included other improvements such as better sound processors for both theaters and a new screen and projection system for 3-D movies. Patrons should see a significant improvement in the quality of film viewing. “The picture is 10 times clearer than it was before,” Carey said. You won’t be able to see any movies today, however. The movie theaters are closed because of the free Summer Salute V Concert on the Portside lawn, but Carey said concert tickets have an added value. Information that can be used to see a movie for free is printed on the back of the tickets, he said. Carey said Navy Motion Pictures
Workers from Franklin Designs Inc. of Ridgeland, Miss., install a new silver screen for 3-D movies at Portside Twin Cinema. Photo by Bill Enfinger
Service (NMPS) in Millington, Tenn., controls the movies featured at Portside Twin Cinema. A Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) program under the Fleet and Family Readiness branch of Commander, Navy Installations Command, NMPS provides movies to afloat and shore commands of the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard worldwide. Carey said several base theaters serviced by NMPS are currently converting to digital technology. Carey said Portside Twin Cinema is open to active-duty personnel as
well as retirees, DoD and NEX employees, base contractors, dependents and their guests. Each theater has a seating capacity of 96 seats and has four spots that are accessible to wheelchairs. The facility also has a concession stand and a game room. Things were hectic during installation and training, but Carey expects operations to get back to normal soon. The response has been positive, he said. The theater showed its first two
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Be advised: hurricane season starts today With the official start of hurricane season today (June 1), readers are reminded to have a hurricane plan in place. Onboard NAS Pensacola, Emergency Manager Burt Fenters stressed the need for base personnel to avoid complacency. “Just because it’s an average year, remember – one storm makes it a bad year,” he said. “It doesn’t take but one storm to make it a bad season.”
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June 1, 2012
Fleet Forces launches breathalyzer beta test From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) – U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) launched a beta test recently to obtain fleet feedback that will help determine the most effective approach for implementation of a Navy-wide alcohol breathalyzer program. The 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, announced by the Secretary of the Navy in March, outlined the Navy-wide breathalyzer program as a way to increase fleet alcohol education and awareness and to provide commanders with another tool to ensure the health and safety of Sailors by identifying potential alcohol abuse. USFF has selected 13 sea and shore commands to participate in the beta test, which runs now through Sept. 30. All data collected will be consolidated under a summary recommendation and forwarded to the office of the Navy’s Chief of Naval Operations (OpNav) to be considered for implementation into the final policy. “This beta test will be used to identify, develop and make recommendations on specific processes, procedures, and policies to effectively Cinema from page 1
3-D movies, “The Lorax” and “Avatar,” in May. Carey said the next 3-D offering will be “The Avengers,” which is scheduled to debut at the NASP theater June 15. At $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6 to 11, the cost for 3-D movies will be higher than for
implement the use of alcohol breathalyzers in the Navy,” said USFF Fleet Master Chief Mike Stevens, who’s working in coordination with USFF's Breathalyzer Implementation Team on the beta test. “By obtaining feedback from the Fleet, we’re ensuring the final policy will be fully executable and will serve as a tool that benefits individual organizations and Sailors.” USFF's breathalyzer implementation team met with the leadership of all 13 commands involved in the beta test to issue equipment, provide training and issue specific guidance. Participating commands will provide detailed feedback to the implementation team throughout the test. Under the Navy program, the breathalyzer will be used primarily as an education and prevention tool. Breathalyzer results alone will not be used as the sole evidentiary basis for punitive or adverse administrative action. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/clf/.
regular movies, Carey said. But the price for regular movies will remain the same: $3 for adults and $1.50 for children ages 6 to 11. Admission will remain free for children ages 5 and younger. For 3-D movies, viewers will be issued disposable 3-D glasses and a there will be a recycling
container placed in the lobby, he said. This summer, Carey also plans to increase the number of family-friendly movies that he shows for free on Wednesdays. The first showings will be at noon and 12:30 p.m. and, when possible, additional showings will be offered at 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., Carey said.
Memorial Day observed at NAS Pensacola ... Alex Burns, 10, a Boy Scout with Troop 632, places flags on graves at Barrancas National Cemetery onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola as part of the annual Memorial Day remembrance. Troop 632 is hosted by the Pine Forest United Methodist Church. Troops of Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies from throughout the Gulf Coast area met at the cemetery May 26 for the event, placing thousands of flags on the graves. Photo by Joy Samsel
NASP Portside MWR movie theater “know before you go:” WHAT: The Portside Twin Cinema. WHEN: Box office opens at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. WHERE: Naval Air Station Pensacola, Bldg. 606, off of Saufley Street next to the NATTC Gym. COST: Regular movies, $3 adults
and $1.50 children ages 6 to 11; 3D movies, $5 adults and $3 children ages 6 to 11. Admission is free for children ages 5 and younger. CONTACT: For movie and show times, call 452-3522; to speak to a member of the staff, call 452-3523 after the box office opens; on the web, go to www.naspensacola-mwr.com.
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USCGC Cypress returns home to NASP from dry dock ... The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Cypress returned to their new official homeport of NAS Pensacola last month after 86 days in dry dock. The ship was serviced at International Ship Repair in Tampa, where the work “encompassed everything from pulling the shaft and overhauling our thrusters to a fresh coat of paint,” said Ens. Kyle Reese. Cypress had been temporarily located at NAS Pensacola since June 2009, but received the official homeport change in late January. Photo courtesy Ens. Kyle Reese
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Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla.: A Bicentennial Defense Community Commanding Officer — Capt. Christopher W. Plummer Public Affairs Officer — Harry C. White The Gosport nameplate pays homage to the 100th anniversary of naval aviation in 2011: the Centennial of Naval Aviation, or CONA. The image on the left side of the nameplate depicts Eugene Ely taking off in a Curtiss pusher bi-plane from the USS Pennsylvania Jan. 18, 1911. While Ely had taken off from the USS Birmingham two months earlier after his plane had been loaded on the ship, the USS Pennsylvania event was the first time a plane landed on and then took off from a U.S. warship.
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training in Pensacola. She was subsequently assigned as the flight surgeon to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169 at Camp Pendleton with whom she deployed to Southeast Asia. Some of her additional duties included standing up a new Family Medicine Residency from 2002-06 at Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C., followed by Deputy Chief of Staff for Navy Medicine National Capital Area in Bethesda, Md., where she oversaw healthcare operations for the Navy military treatment facilities in the region. As a member of the Navy Deputy Surgeon General’s Primary Care Model Working Group, she was one of the principal authors of Navy Medicine’s Medical Home Port policy. Vedral-Baron’s next assignment will be as chief of staff at the National Capital Area Regional Command in Bethesda. About Naval Hospital Pensacola: • It is a consecutive-year recipient (2011 and 2012) of Defense Department Medicine’s “Patient Safety Award.” • Its seven Medical Home Port clinics earned national recognition, and accreditation, from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) at the highest level a practice can be recognized for providing an organized and easy-to-access system of patient and family centered quality health care. It is among the first in Navy medicine to achieve such recognition. • It’s celebrating the 185th anniversary of the establishment of the naval hospital command.
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Navy cryptologists solved puzzle of Japanese battle plan By Gary Nichols CID Public Affairs
The Center for Information Dominance (CID), along with NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field, will host the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Midway observance June 5 at the National Naval Aviation Museum. The ceremony will commemorate the epic three-day battle, which lasted from June 4 to 7, 1942, and marked the point in history when the U.S. naval forces stopped the forward momentum of the Japanese Imperial Navy. The Battle of Midway is widely considered the most decisive naval battle of World War II. Commander-in-chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy Combined Fleet Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto hoped to lure the remaining ships of the U.S. Pacific Fleet into a trap where he could destroy them. To spring the trap Yamamoto planned an invasion of Midway Atoll which would provide his forces with an ideal forward operating air base for attacking Hawaii and Australia. If successful, Yamamoto could have stalled U.S. efforts throughout the Pacific for at least 12 months. Fortunately the United States still had two major assets: An emerging cryp-
Lt. Cmdr. Joseph J. Rochefort and his team at the Navy Radio Intelligence Unit were key players in the Battle of Midway. U.S. Navy photo
toanalysis corps and a still-lethal number of carriers, which had survived the attack at Pearl Harbor. Yamamoto was focused almost solely on the destruction of the U.S. carriers. He had not yet come to fully understand the danger he faced from the codebreaking and intelligence analysts who were intent on cracking the Japanese code. Midway Atoll barely rose above the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean, and at only 2.4 square miles, its land mass was insignificant. Yet, its significance was second only to Pearl Harbor in strategic importance. Located about 1,311 miles northwest of Honolulu and 2,574 miles east by southeast of Tokyo, Midway was ideally situated as an airstrip and refueling station. It was absolutely critical for U.S. national secu-
rity that Midway be held and defended. Both Yamamoto and Commander in Chief, United States Pacific Fleet (CinCPac), Adm. Chester W. Nimitz knew just how high the stakes were at that moment of the war. Countering the numerically superior numbers of Japanese ships and plans, Nimitz, in a bold move, relied heavily on the intelligence gathered by the U.S. operators who were intercepting and analyzing A map of the Battle of Midway is featured at the coded Japanese radio Honolulu Memorial at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. transmissions. Nimitz understood that With his fleet spread May, Rochefort and his if the intelligence he wide across the Pacific team noticed two sets of received was accurate and Yamamoto was forced to initials were being repeated timely, that information transmit his orders by in message traffic with could be a force multiplier, radio. By studying these some regularity: “MI” and because he would then communiques the Navy “AF.” From the context of know where he could analysts were able to anticthe message traffic, leverage his limited resources to their best ipate where, when and with Rochefort surmised the iniwhat strength the Japanese tials referred to Midway. advantage. He then concluded that the Lt. Cmdr. Joseph J. forces would strike next. After the decoded inter- Japanese soon meant to Rochefort, a linguist and cryptoanalyst, was the cepts were analyzed, any attack Midway. Using a simple, but brilofficer-in-charge of useful intelligence was Station “Hypo,” the Navy passed to Cmdr. Edwin T. liant disinformation tactic, Radio Intelligence Unit Layton, the CinCPac intel- Rochefort and Layton perligence officer. suaded Nimitz to have based at Honolulu. In early May 1942, Midway transmit a false Hypo was one of several branches of OP-20G – Rochefort and his team message that they were the Washington, D.C.- passed on observations to running short of fresh based communications Layton, which indicated water. Within two days, a security section of the the Japanese were planning coded Japanese message Office of Naval another major naval relayed the information that “AF” was running Communications in the engagement. In earlier attacks against short of fresh water. This South Pacific. Another unit still in the United States, Hypo confirmed their hypothesis operation was based at had noticed the Japanese that Midway was the Melbourne, Australia. The referred to their intended intended target for the stations at Corregidor, targets in message traffic impending attack. The analysts had the Philippines and Guam had by two- or three-letter groups. Near the end of final piece of the puzzle to all but fallen.
present a nearly complete Japanese battle plan to Nimitz. Nimitz knew the targets, he knew that the Japanese were using almost their entire fleet and that he would need every plane and aircraft carrier available to him, if he were to effectively counter; and he knew that the attack would come sometime after June 1. Later, by combining their resources, the analysts at Hypo, Melbourne and Washington, D.C., came up with a date for the attack: June 4. Retired Navy Seal and University of West Florida Coordinator of Military History Dr. Derek Zumbro, in a 2010 speech to the staff and students of CID credited those Navy cryptologists with being a key component of the success of the Battle of Midway. “Crypto and intel broke the back of the Japanese navy in five minutes,” Zumbro said, referring to the code-breaking success by navy cryptologic and intelligence forces, “and turned the tide of the war in favor of the United States. “Intel and cryptology continues to be a valuable line of defense, particularly in today’s world,” Zumbro said. “Anytime a war is made shorter it saves lives. Intel and cryptology has proven to be invaluable and is a prime example of that when it comes to making wars shorter.”
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“By the evening of June 7, 1942, the tide of the war in the Pacific had shifted. The Battle of Midway underscored the remarkable teamwork of naval forces and highlighted in particular the value of naval aviation in projecting power from the sea. This incredible victory shifted the paradigm of naval warfare, and it continues to inspire us today.” – Vice Adm. Al Myers, commander, Naval Air Forces / Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet
Midway’s strategic lessons From Naval History and Heritage Command
e are actively preparing to greet our expected visitors with the kind of reception they deserve,” Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, commander in chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet, wrote to Adm. Ernest J. King, the commander in chief, U.S. Fleet and Chief of Naval Operations, May 29, 1942, “and we will do the best we can with what we have.” “
U.S. Navy Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers fly over the burning Japanese cruiser Mikuma June 6, 1942. U.S. National Archives
Pivotal Midway battle reversed Japan’s victory spree, turned course of war U.S. Navy Rhumb Lines
Regarded as the turning point in the Pacific during World War II, U.S. Navy carrier strike forces, augmented by shore-based bombers and torpedo planes, decisively defeated an Imperial Japanese Navy carrier task force during the Battle of Midway, June 4-7, 1942. These actions prevented Japanese forces from capturing Midway Atoll and marked the dawn of the U.S. Navy’s global prominence and the coming of age of carrier aviation. Midway’s place in history • America needed to win – Just six months after the attack at Pearl Harbor, Midway stood between the enemy and Hawaii, home of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Japanese were poised to press their advantage, intent on destroying the Pacific Fleet and threatening the West Coast of the United States. • Midway was a dramatic victory – Facing Japan’s 11 battleships and four carriers, the U.S. Navy fought with no battleships and just three carriers: USS Enterprise (CV 6), USS Hornet (CV 8) and USS Yorktown (CV 5). • During the battle, Japan lost four carriers, a heavy cruiser and 256 planes. The United States lost Yorktown, a destroyer and 145 planes. Japan’s losses, both at Midway and at the Battle of Coral Sea, shifted the balance of naval power in the Pacific, and Japan was never able to recover from its losses. • The Battle of Midway cemented the need for carrier aviation, showcasing carrier aviation’s ability to deliver credible combat power – an enduring value today. Code breaking, carriers and courage • Thanks to American code breakers, judicious aircraft carrier tactics and providential timing, the U.S. Navy inflicted a devastating defeat on the Japanese navy at Midway. • American courage, determination, heroic sacrifice and training proved equal to the task of drawing the Japanese carriers into battle and destroying them. The Battle of Midway buys time • In a larger strategic sense, the Japanese offensive in the Pacific was derailed and its plans to advance on New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa was postponed. • The Japanese opportunity for victory was forever lost, buying time for the Allies to execute what was termed the “grand strategy,” which gave top priority to defeating Nazi Germany before applying the full force of the war effort to defeat Japan. Key messages • The lessons of the Battle of Midway endure – we are a maritime nation, and our security will always be tied to the sea. • The U.S. Navy’s three available aircraft carriers were strategically positioned to meet the numerically superior enemy force and destroy its carriers. • The Battle of Midway applied joint service resources in a calculated effort to meet the enemy and destroy its most potent form of naval power. Facts and figures • The Japanese lost four large carriers, more than 100 pilots and more than 700 aircraft mechanics during the Battle of Midway. • Battle of Midway commemoration ceremonies will be held around the world, to include wreath-laying ceremonies at all Navy regions and at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, D.C. • For Battle of Midway resources, visit www.navy.mil/midway/resources.html and Naval History and Heritage Command.
How did Nimitz plan to fight the Battle of Midway? His opposing fleet commander, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, commander in chief of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s Combined Fleet, had formulated his strategy for Operation MI, the reduction of Midway to entice Nimitz to expose his few aircraft carriers to destruction. The Japanese plan proved incredibly complex. When one compares the convoluted nature of Yamamoto’s plan to Nimitz’s, the latter emerges as simple and economical. Aware of the nature of the Japanese operation that ranged from the Aleutians to Midway, and involved aircraft carriers in both areas, Nimitz concentrated his forces at the most critical location, poised to attack the enemy when longrange flying boats operating from Midway would locate him. The actual sighting of the Japanese, June 3, heading for Midway, vindicated Nimitz’s trust in the intelligence information he possessed, information that had been vital to the formulation of his strategy. Yamamoto, by contrast, could only hazard a guess where his opponent was: the American placement of ships at French Frigate Shoals and other islets in the Hawaiian chain, in addition to a swift exit of carrier task forces (Task Force 16 under Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance and Task Force 17 under Rear Adm. Frank Jack Fletcher) from Pearl Harbor, meant that (1) Japanese submarine-supported flying boat reconnaissance could not originate at French Frigate Shoals and (2) the submarines
deployed to watch for American sorties arrived on station too late. Knowing Japanese intentions and the forces involved, Nimitz maintained the emphasis on the central Pacific, and sent cursory forces, sans aircraft carriers, to the Aleutians. The Pacific Fleet’s battleships, on the West Coast of the United States, played no role in the drama, because Nimitz’s primary goal was the same of his opponent: sink the enemy aircraft carriers. While the Japanese hoped to draw the U.S. carriers, that had operated out of range through most of early 1942, so too Nimitz desired to bring the Japanese carriers, that had operated in much the same fashion from Pearl Harbor through the Indian Ocean (and thus well beyond reach) to the same end: destruction. Nimitz’s strategy was direct and to the point; the Japanese’ involved operations that were to divert American strength from the main battle. Nimitz’s knowledge of the Japanese intentions and deployment of forces, however, meant that he had no need to employ diversions to keep the enemy guessing. Nimitz knew where the enemy was to be and employed what forces he had to be there to meet him; he had faith in his commanders: Fletcher, victor of Coral Sea, enjoyed his confidence, and Spruance had come highly recommended by Vice Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., his commander during the early Eastern Pacific raids. When Lt.Col. Harold F. Shannon, commanding the Marine garrison at Midway, declared he would hold Midway, Nimitz sent
A Dauntless SBD dive bomber lands onboard USS Yorktown (CV 5) after attacking the Japanese carrier Kaga, June 4, 1942. Note battle damage to the tail. Naval History and Heritage Command photo
him what reinforcements he could, and provided them to Cmdr. Cyril T. Simard, who commanded the overall defense forces at Midway. Popular legend has made much of the Japanese having four carriers and the U.S. Navy three. Midway itself proved to be the equalizer, serving as base for long-ranged aircraft that could not be taken to sea – four-engined heavy bombers (B-17) and flying boats in sufficient quantity for reconnaissance and attack. Nimitz gave Midway “all the strengthening it could take,” exigencies of war dictating the numbers and types of planes employed. Additionally, Yamamoto opted to go to sea to exercise direct control over Operation MI, embarking in the battleship Yamato. Nimitz, by contrast, exercised what control he did from Pearl Harbor, from his shore headquarters at the submarine base.
Nimitz quite rightly chose to exercise command and control from an unsinkable flagship, and boasted far better communication and intelligence facilities than one could find at sea. Such an idea was, however, not novel; his predecessor, Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, had moved his headquarters ashore in the spring of 1941, as had Adm. Thomas C. Hart, Commander in Chief, U.S. Asiatic Fleet, at Manila, Philippine Islands, around the same time. Nimitz clearly possessed tremendous faith in his subordinates, who were nevertheless guided by very clear instructions. His principle of calculated risk is, perhaps, his most brilliant contribution to the battle, in that it precisely and economically conveyed his intentions to his task force commanders. There was no doubt about what they were supposed to do, how they were supposed to do it, and what level of risk
was acceptable. Nimitz’s operations plan for the defense of Midway is a model for effective macromanagement, spelling out essential tasks in general terms, with a minimum of detail-specific requirements. Nimitz’s plan for the Battle of Midway avoided long-range micro-management and allowed the commanders on the battlefield to make key operational and tactical decisions. One can contrast the simplicity of Nimitz’s OpPlan with the voluminous orders Yamamoto produced prior to the battle, many of which served little purpose in the final analysis. Nimitz, arguably a better strategist, possessed a clear vision of what he wanted to do – basically, to bring the Japan’s Combined Fleet to battle and to destroy it – and he clearly communicated those intentions to his operational commanders. Good strategy, however, is useless without quality operational commanders who thoroughly understand the plan and are able to put that strategy into action. Although Naval War College analysts believed that plans needed to be formed in light of enemy capabilities and not intentions, something for which they castigated Yamamoto, Nimitz’s battle planning benefited enormously from having a very good notion of enemy intentions derived from excellent radio intelligence. Such precise and economic employment of forces could not have occurred unless he possessed the ability to gather strategic intelligence on the enemy. Indeed, one can argue that the battle would never have taken place at all had Japanese intentions been cloaked in mystery. Nimitz’s active preparations for the Battle of Midway indeed provided a momentous reception for the enemy, and once he had issued his operations orders, he entrusted the fighting of the battle to subordinates. Knowing your enemy is coming is one thing, but meeting him on the battlefield and defeating him, is altogether another. In the actions of June 4-7, 1942, those subordinates, from flag officer to fighter pilot, more than justified his faith in them. They had written, Nimitz declared afterward, “a glorious page in our history.”
Area Midway vet recalls battle’s moments from service on USS Enterprise By Mike O’Connor Gosport Associate Editor As ceremonies to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Midway prepare to kick off throughout the Navy and the nation, Charles “Chuck” Wheeler, a former chief aviation ordnanceman onboard USS Enterprise (CV 6), shared his thoughts in 2011 on the anniversary of the battle. Wheeler, who volunteers as a tour guide at National Naval Aviation Museum aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, has vivid recollections of the events of June 4-7, 1942, from his viewpoint on Enterprise. “There have been a million words and articles written about the Battle of Midway,” Wheeler said, “and whenever I talk about the battle, I want to make sure that the people realize that the good old American Navy was the only military powerful enough to put a stop to the Japanese aggression. They could have taken the British navy, the French navy, the Italian navy and the Russian navy and put them all together – and the Japanese would have wiped them out. No doubt about it. “The Japanese were extremely skillful and the only reason we did so well at the Battle of Midway is the fact that we had the determination; we had broken the Imperial Japanese Navy secret codes; we knew what they were talking about before they did it,” he said. “And of course, we had our guys. You might say, we knew that if we didn’t do it (stop the Japanese), nobody would be able to do it and America would have been in deep trouble.” Wheeler paused for a moment. “I could tell you that if I ever did anything I was proud of in my entire life – and I don’t talk about myself very much when I do interviews or presentations – I think the
Battle of Midway veteran Charles “Chuck” Wheeler recalls a moment onboard USS Enterprise at an exhibit dedicated to the ship at the National Naval Aviation Museum. File photo by Emily Benner
proudest days of my life were when I served aboard the carrier USS Enterprise and I had the opportunity to help load the bombs on our dive bombers that sank every Japanese ship during the battle. And that was four aircraft carriers, a heavy cruiser and a (damaged) destroyer. “At Pearl Harbor, the Japanese killed about 2,400 of our people.
But at the Battle of Midway, the low end of the estimate of Japanese casualties were pretty close to 3,800. And I’ve had people ask me over the years, ‘how did you feel about doing it?’ I always tell them, ‘I thought it was the greatest thing in the world that we wiped out the Japanese navy at Midway,’ and how lucky we were.” Wheeler believes at Midway, there were no specific heroes – only heroic deeds. But one group he singled out for their efforts was USS Hornet’s (CV 8) Torpedo Squadron 8 (VT 8). “We had three aircraft carriers to go against the four Japanese carriers ... Yorktown (CV 5), the Enterprise and the Hornet. One of our air groups, VT 8, aboard the Hornet, everybody knows that they were sacrificed, so to speak, at Midway ... The Japanese concentrated on shooting down these torpedo-dropping aircraft and they shot them all down,” he said. All 15 planes were lost and 29 of 30 men killed. The only survivor of Torpedo Squadron 8 was Ens. George H. Gay who was wounded in action during the mission. “However, on the carriers Yorktown and Enterprise, our dive bombers, SBDs, dived on the four Japanese carriers,” he recalled. “It’s hard to believe, but we had three pilots off the Enterprise that, in the morning (of June 4), on the first run over the (enemy) bombed the flagship Akagi then in the afternoon, those same three guys got over the Hiryu. One was shot down and the other two (bombed) the Hiryu. “So the heroic deed was two Navy pilots in one day bombed three Japanese carriers. And it will never, never, in the history of the United States Navy, be repeated.” Wheeler also touched upon one of the great riddles of the Battle of Midway: how the Enterprise dive bomber group located the Japanese fleet in the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean when “intel” failed – and one man’s intuition took over.
“There was another incident that has been talked about many times but has never really been related 100 percent correct as far as I’m concerned,” Wheeler said, “and that was ‘the McClusky Turn.’ “What they’re talking about is Lt. Cmdr. Wade McClusky was our air group commander at Midway. He was a real honorable man and whenever we had an Enterprise reunion, we’d ask him, ‘tell us how you found the Japanese carriers again.’And this is his story,” Wheeler said. When McClusky left the carrier Enterprise, he had with him about 25 SBD dive bombers, which had come off of the Yorktown and the Enterprise. He had been given a positioning report, which listed what type of enemy ships, how many, longitude and latitude, and speed. “When he got to where they were supposed to be, over the open sea – there was nothing there. So what does he do?” Wheeler asked. With gas gauges fluttering downward toward empty– and the nagging fear that he could lose his own ship to a Japanese attack through his own inaction, McClusky was in a quandary. “And then he said he heard a voice in his ear,” Wheeler said. “You can call it ‘divine intervention,’ or you can call it ‘luck of the Irish,’ but he said, that little voice told him, ‘turn to the right. And he didn’t pay much attention to it. However, it came on again and this time it was loud and clear. So he turned to the right. “After turning to the right and running for about 15 or 20 minutes, he thought, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ Then, he said, ‘what’s that down there?’And it was a ship, and he knew that it had to be a Japanese ship.” McClusky followed the ship’s direction and after a few minutes – far ahead, there was the Japanese fleet. The dive bombing attack that followed heavily damaged and left sinking the Japanese carriers Akagi, Kaga and Soryu.
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Whiting to save more than $300K in annual utility costs From NASWF PAO
Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NavFac) Southeast Public Works Department (PWD) Pensacola awarded a $3.6 million Utility Energy Services Contract (UESC) recently to Gulf Power (a Southern Company) for an energy conservation project at NAS Whiting Field that will be managed by PWD Whiting Field. “The project was designed to reduce energy consumption as well as upgrade the energy management infrastructure of 12 facilities at NAS Whiting Field,” said Reggie Parker, utilities and energy
manager. Prior to the contract award, the PWD Whiting Field staff audited multiple facilities on station to determine which facilities would yield an adequate return on investment based on certain energy conservation measures (ECMs). This included reviewing facility energy and water usage data, analyzing prior maintenance work orders and assessing the risk of implementing new technologies. Then, the appropriate energy reduction technology and equipment to address each conservation measure was established. The process also included validating the projected savings.
“The annual energy and water savings from this project — 14,850 MMBTU/year and 1,300 kilogallons/year — translate to an annual savings of more than $300,000 per year in utility costs,” said Parker. The energy and water savings will make significant contributions toward the mandated requirements of the Energy Independence Security Act of 2007 and executive order 13423 which require specific reductions in energy and water consumption in federal facilities of at least 30 percent and 16 percent, respectively, by fiscal year 2015. A unique attribute of the UESC vehi-
cle is that it allows for project award with no up-front money or investment by the government with the utility company. Instead, the utility company secures funding (often third-party financing) for the project which in turn is re-paid by the government from the utility cost savings generated by the energy conservation project. “With this project, the government was able to take advantage of historically low financing rates to implement much needed, and required, energy and water savings measures,” said Parker. The project will start in July and is expected to be completed by April 2013.
NAS Whiting Field holds day of Drug Education for Youth for local children From NASWF PAO
For its final activity before graduation, the Naval Air Station Whiting Field Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) group enjoyed a day at the base focused on fitness and nutrition. The Navy-supported program seeks to encourage youths toward a healthy and happy future without drugs and help encourage strong and independent future citizens. Working to develop healthy eating habits, an emphasis on physical activities, and a goal oriented lifestyle, DEFY members
met at 9 a.m. and delved into its academic session on goal setting. AC2 Ayanna Gregg instructed the class on the steps toward setting achievable and measurable goals. The class also encouraged the children to share some of their long term and short term goals, as well as one bad habit they felt they should change. Haley Bartell, one of the youths, offered that he should, “start to clean my room instead of making my mother clean it for me.” The class stressed that acknowledging the behavior to be changed is the first step in creating a goal to
Full buggy ... A shopper stocks up at the NASWF commissary during a Family Fun and Fitness event recently. There were discounts, prize drawings and free samples of fitness products for shoppers. Photo by Lt. j.g. Tim Mosso
change that habit. Following the class, the students were released for 30 minutes of physical activity. Some played volleyball with ACCS Trevor Rowe, while others opted for football with AC2 Joshua Barbier. Several students headed for the playground equipment and one kid took a liking to AC1 Nina Buruca’s dog, Joshua Blue, and took him for a walk. The children weren’t tied to any one specific activity just as long as they were active. The point was to emphasize that there are many ways to become and stay fit, and that the children should find activities they like and continue to pursue them. In keeping with the nutrition lesson, Subway provided sandwiches with sliced apples for lunch. During the break, Barbier taught the second lesson on good nutrition and healthy eating habits. He stressed several of the points on vitamins and minerals using the fruit he brought for after lunch snacks. The lesson brought out facts on the health benefits of certain foods, how those foods can help fight off diseases, the importance of the food pyramid and how to read food labels. The children were then released again to engage in
A Drug Education for Youth student enjoys some time with two mentors and mascot for the day, Joshua Blue. Photo courtesy of DEFY
physical activities until the end of the session. Youth mentors continued to relate the benefits of fitness and how physical activity can help prevent disease and encourage a better life. DEFY’s purpose is to produce 9-to-12-year-olds with character, leadership and confidence so they are equipped to engage in a positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free citizens and have the necessary skills to be successful in their lives through coordinated com-
munity participation, commitment and leadership. The program develops youths through drug education, leadership and character development, positive role model mentoring and community outreach to enhance the quality of life for military personnel and their families. Through application of the DEFY curriculum, the program strengthens protective factors in youth and families and reduces those risk factors identified with substance abuse, gang
involvement, and crime. By strengthening families through encouragement and development of positive life skills in youth, Navy and Marine Corps members are better able to concentrate on their missions and ultimately help ensure mission accomplishment. If you would like to know more about this free program that includes a summer residential camp, please contact ACCS Rowe at 623-7372 or AC1 Buruca at 623-7755.
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Submissions for Partyline should be e-mailed to: email@example.com. Submissions should include the organization’s name, details about the event, what the event is for, who benefits from the event, time, date, location and a point of contact. Summer camp to focus on drug prevention NAS Pensacola is offering a free eight-day Drug Education for Youth (DEFY) summer camp at the J.B. McKamey Center, Chaplain’s Office, Bldg. 634 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 19 to 28. This program is a two-phase prevention program for children ages 9 to 12. The goal is to enrich the children with character, leadership and confidence so they are equipped to engage in positive, healthy lifestyles as drug-free citizens. It is a challenging, fun-filled summer camp (Phase I) followed by a year of mentoring (Phase II). The program is open to children of military and DoD personnel. The children must be able to participate in the entire yearlong program. Youth applications are due by June 13. A mandatory meeting for all parents is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 18 in the J.B. McKamey Center. The program is also looking for staff personnel who are interested in participating. Personnel must be able to obtain no cost TAD orders for two weeks (June 18 to 29) and attend a mandatory training from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 in Bldg. 634. Staff applications are due June 8. To sign up, go to www.hq.navy.mil/defy. For information, contact ABFC(AW/SW) Jeremy Bolden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jazz Society plans jam session in Gulf Breeze The Jazz Society of Pensacola’s monthly jam session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Unique Café , 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway, in Gulf Breeze. Full menu service is available, as well as a full bar. Cost is $8 for Jazz Society members with membership card, $10 for non-members and $5 for students with ID. Performing musicians are invited to sit-in and they are admitted free (drummers need to bring their own sticks). Roger Villines, trumpeter and director of the Pensacola State College jazz ensemble, leads the session. For information, go to www.jazzpensacola.com, call 433-8382 or email email@example.com. Technology exposition scheduled for June 5 The annual NAS Pensacola Technology Exposition is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5 at the Mustin Beach Club. All military, civilian and contractor personnel are invited to attend for free. More than 15 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in communications, video/multimedia/presentation, infrastructure management, integrated services, transport solutions, data center optimization, network encryption solutions, hardware and software, telecommunications and many other fields. Complimentary refreshments and giveaways will be available while supplies last. To pre-register, visit www.FederalEvents.com, FGLF,PJKPM DOP 6 3P1OKH NFJGN link and select the pre-register button. For more information or to request a company or technology, contact Kristan Hawkins at (443) 561-2462 or Hawkins@ncsi.com. USS Iwo Jima groups planning reunion The USS Iwo Jima (LPH2/LHD7) Shipmates Organization will be holding a reunion at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Tysons Corner, McLean, Va., June 6-10. This reunion is open to all ship’s company and embarked Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed onboard the USS Iwo Jima. For more information, contact Robert McAnally at (757) 723-0317. Yacht club group gathering for monthly meeting Members of the Navy Yacht Club Pensacola will hold their monthly meeting June 7 at the Crow’s Nest at Bayou Grande Marina. Social hour with buffet supper starts at 6 p.m. and the membership meeting will be at 7 p.m. Membership is open to all past and present military personnel and presently employed DoD civilian employees. For membership information, call Molly Werner 474-1291. June 9 grand opening planned for Maritime Park The grand opening for the Vince J. Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park is scheduled for June 9. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public. Festivities will begin at 9 a.m. with a fun run/walk around the 28-acre park. At the end of the run goodie bags will be handed out in the park’s multi-use stadium. The first 100 people to register for the run will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Activities on the community stage including an arts festival and a “Touch a Truck” event will start at 10 a.m. The Pensacola Blue Wahoos baseball team will host a hamburger eating contest on the stadium’s right field deck at 11 a.m. Participants can register at BlueWahoos.com. The team will also hand out free hot dogs to the first 1,000 children younger than 12 who enter the stadium between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The official dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring local and state dignitaries, will take
Notice The annual drinking water quality reports for NAS Pensacola, Corry Station and Saufley Field are available on the NAS Pensacola website at www.cnic.navy.mil/pensacola/index.htm. Additional copies can be obtained by contacting Integrated Science Solutions Inc. Environmental at 452-3908. place at 12:30 p.m. at the Randall K. and Martha A. Hunter Amphitheater. Activities will include free hot air balloon rides from 4 to 7 p.m. and an extensive play zone featuring a Velcro wall, a bungee run, a bounce house, hamster water balls, a dunk tank and a rock climbing wall. Several bands are scheduled to play at the amphitheater starting with The Modern Eldorados at 1 p.m., The Gills at 2:15 p.m., Antoine Knight at 3:30 p.m., Katie Rogers at 4:45 p.m. and Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs at 6 p.m. The Charlie Daniels Band will play at 7:30 p.m. The evening will end with a fireworks display to follow. For information, contact Derek Cosson at 436-5626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ‘Trouble in Oz’ at PSC to benefit Pyramid Arts Pyramid Inc., a non-profit agency dedicated to training through the arts for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will be presenting “Trouble in Oz” June 8 and 9 at the Ashmore Auditorium at Pensacola State College. At 5 p.m. each day there will be an art show and a silent auction and at 7 p.m. the curtain will rise for the performance. This event is free, but donations will be accepted for the Pyramid Arts program. To sponsor the event or for tickets, call Cindy Coleman at 543-3341. Memorial golf tournament benefits school The 23nd Annual Bonnie and Cliff Jernigan Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11 at Tiger Point Golf Club. Proceeds support Escambia Christian School. Cost is $65 per player (includes green fees, cart, range balls). There will be $10,000 cash and other major prizes. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with tee time at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start. For reservations, call 449-3034. Distinguished Flying Cross Society to meet The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) Society will meet for Flag Day at 11:30 a.m. June 14 at Franco’s Italian restaurant. The DFC is awarded to aviators and crewmembers of all services as well as and civilians for heroism and extraordinary achievement in aerial flight. DFC Society members, spouses, significant others and those who are interested are invited. Bring your stories. For information about DFC, go to www.dfcsociety.org. For local information, call Joe Brewer 4539291. Pensacola Sound Chorus plans ‘Diva Day’ Pensacola Sound is looking for high school age girls to participate in a “Diva Day” of learning barbershop music with a performance on the same night. The rehearsal will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 at Heights Baptist Church with an evening performance at the Theodore B.D. Bennett Auditorium at Washington High School. Lunch will be provided. Music and learning cds will also be provided. To register, e-mail email@example.com. Navy Hospital offers Red Cross Teen Program Navy Hospital Pensacola (NHP) will be hosting the Red Cross Teen Program and is now accepting applications. This is a six-week program running from June 18 to July 27 for teens ages 14 to 18 and is designed to give students a better understanding of the medical profession. Volunteers are required to have a letter of recommendation from a teacher. Applications can be picked up at NHP’s Red Cross office on the seventh floor. Applications must be completed and returned by June 4. For more information, contact Paul Dale at 505-6090 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. New program offers training for veterans The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DoL) are working together to roll out the new Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP) on July 1. The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to veterans who: • Are between he ages of 35 and 60. • Are unemployed. • Received an other than dishonorable discharge. • Are not eligible for any other VA education benefit program. • Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability. • Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program. The program is limited to 45,000 participants during fiscal year 2012, and to 54,000 participants from Oct. 1 through March 31, 2014. Participants will receive a monthly payment equal to the full-time payment rate under the Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty program (currently $1,473 per month).
Participants must be enrolled in a VA approved program of education offered by a community college or technical school. The program must lead to an associate degree, non-college degree, or a certificate, and train the veteran for a high demand occupation. The program will provide training for programs of education that lead to a high demand occupation, as determined by the DoL. The DoL and the VA is now accepting applications. For more information, visit http://benefits. va.gov/vow/education.htm. Auditions being scheduled for show in Milton Got talent? You can set up an appointment to audition for “The Vaudeville Revue” at the Imogene Theatre in Milton by calling Lauren Sutton at 4239279, or Candace Culberson at 206-7921. Panhandle Community Theatre will celebrate the grand reopening of the historical Imogene Theatre with the production, which will feature a variety of acts, including singers, dancers, acrobats, comedians and more. Acts should be less than 10 minutes in length and performance ready. “The Vaudeville Revue” will be performed live onstage at the Imogene Theatre Sept. 14, 15 and 16. For further details, visit the PCT’s website at www.panhandlecommunitytheatre.com. Women military careerists needed for study A doctoral student is looking for women from all branches of service, both enlisted and commissioned personnel, and any and all duties and assignments, who are willing to be interviewed as part of a dissertation study. Eligible participants must have been born between the years 1940-1955. Interested participants should call Pat Gleich at (850) 981-2426. PMOAA scholarship application now available The Pensacola Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will award scholarship grants to children, stepchildren, spouses or grandchildren of activeduty or retired military personnel. To be eligible, applicants must be a resident, dependent of a resident, or grandchild of a resident of Escambia, Santa Rosa or Baldwin, Ala., counties, must have completed a minimum of one year at a college or university with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (undergraduate) or 3.5 (graduate) for the two preceding semesters as a full-time student. Applications must be submitted no later than June 15 and can be downloaded at www.pmoaa.org. For more information or to request assistance, call retired Capt. James Frazier at 484-9162.
Retired Activities Office available for retirees The Retired Activities Office (RAO), located in the Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), Bldg. 625, provides information about retiree benefits and services as well as assistance to retirees and their survivors. Assistance includes death reporting, filing forms required by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) to obtain survivor benefits, referring retirees and their survivors to appropriate agencies for assistance and providing general retiree information. The office’s regular hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information and assistance, contact the RAO at 452-5990, ext. 3111, or by e-mail at email@example.com. VA Gulf Coast is now on Facebook The VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care system can now be found on Facebook. VA clinicians cannot discuss specific health concerns of individual veterans on Facebook, but VA Gulf Coast officials frequently monitor the site and will provide helpful information to veterans. Visit www.facebook. com/VABiloxi. PSC has Veterans Upward Bound program If you are a military veteran wanting to achieve your dream of a college education, the Veterans Upward Bound program at Pensacola State College (PSC) can help. The program prepares eligible veterans for entry into college with free non-credit refresher courses and helps veterans apply for financial aid and scholarships. Classes are available throughout the year. For more information, visit www.pensacolastate.edu/services/upward bound.asp or contact Keith Wise at 484-2068. Players needed for Allied Forces Soccer The Allied Forces soccer team that represents the area’s military bases has openings for the Pensacola Adult Soccer League spring season as well as the six-a-side team and friendly matches. Any competitive players are encouraged to join and recreational players are welcome for the Allied Forces “Gold” team. For more information, visit the Allied Forces Soccer Facebook page or contact David Toellner at 382-5494 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Volunteer positions open at NMCRS The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) has openings for the client service assistants and financial caseworkers at the NMCRS and financial assistance facility. Due to the nature of the work, volunteers for these positions need to be computer literate. NMCRS also has openings at its thrift shop for volunteers with retail sales or customer service experience. NMCRS will provide training, mileage reimbursement and child care for volunteers. For more information, call 452-2300.
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Boating season: make safety your priority
From U.S. Coast Guard
s summer approaches, Pensacola Bay area boaters are going over their safety checklists for starting the boating season. The first thing you should stow on board: the promise to make safety a priority. It doesn’t require a 40-foot cabin cruiser to enjoy the nation’s many lakes, rivers, and coastal waterways, but those operating small boats to engage in water-related activities do need to be aware of their boat’s limitations and behave accordingly. Statistically, more than 80 percent of all boating fatalities occur in boats less than 26 feet in length, often the result of capsizing or falls overboard. In many cases, a contributing factor is one or a combination of the Coast Guard’s Big Four: excessive speed, reckless operation, operator inattention/inexperi-
ence and boating under the influence. But other factors point to hazards particular to smaller craft. In small, open-constructed boats, the wave-size-to-boat ratio is much less than on a larger boat, and a small boat will fill with water more quickly if washed over by a large wave, or even a small one. Transoms and helm station areas are wide open and the boats have smaller and fewer bilge pumps, or none at all. Also, decks are not watertight, and water can enter and damage the control cables, leaving the boat stranded. Even empty, such boats have
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little to no freeboard – the distance between the rail or top edge of the boat and the waterline – and even less when fully loaded with occupants, food and gear. It’s easy to overload these vessels unintentionally, and an overloaded boat is more likely to capsize, even in relatively calm waters. So keep in mind your boat’s maximum load capacity. On most monohull boats up to 20 feet long, this information can be found on the capacity plate, permanently affixed to the hull by the manufacturer. It notes the maximum horsepower rating and maximum load weight at which the boat can safely operate. If a capacity plate isn’t present, one easy formula for calculating the maximum load for a mono-hull boat is to multiply the boat’s length times its width and divide by 15. As such, a 6-footwide, 18-foot boat can carry up to seven people safely. To make capsizing even less likely, be sure your load is distributed evenly to keep the boat balanced. Standing for any reason in small boats, even changing seating positions, can raise the center of gravity and make the boat less stable. The same is
true for sitting on the gunwales or seat backs, or on a pedestal seat while under way. A raised center of gravity means that a wave, wake, or sudden turn can result in a person falling overboard. For safety’s sake, complete a pre-departure checklist prior to launch to make certain your boat is in good working order and has all the necessary safety equipment on board. And, big boat or small, be sure to check the weather report and waterway conditions, bearing in mind that conditions considered safe for a 40-foot boat might be unsafe for one half that size. Small boats are a lot of fun and important to many waterrelated activities. Take a moment to do a 15-minute inspection before launch, watch your load and mind the Big Four. Make sure that all of your small boat journeys are safe ones. Complete this pre-departure checklist: To make sure your small boat is seaworthy and that all essentials are on board, set aside 15 minutes for a quick inspection before launch. • Check the operating con-
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dition of your boat: motor, steering, battery, hoses, clamps, bilge pumps, wiring, fuel tanks, lines, float switches and lights. • Make sure you have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket of correct size and type for you and every passenger (and, on the water, make sure they are worn, not just stowed). • If your boat is longer than 16 feet, be sure you also have a Coast Guard-approved throwable flotation device – i.e., buoyant cushion, ring buoy or horseshoe buoy (kayaks and canoes are exempted from this requirement). • Check for other safety equipment appropriate to the size of your boat and the area where it will be operating; for example, flashlight, tool kit, first-aid kit and sunscreen, paddles, oars, binoculars, anchor and anchor line, fire extinguisher, spare battery, visual distress signals, charts of the local area and a VHF-FM marine radio. • Check the capacity plate (if affixed to the hull) or calculate the maximum load to make sure you don’t overload the boat with passengers and gear. For more information, visit www.uscgboating.org.
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Warrior Games hit home for Pensacola corpsman give up.” The NHP corpsman was recruited for the Wounded Warrior training camp at Port Hueneme, Calif., in March. HM2(AW/SW) Baodi Ngo recently had an experience The camp was a lead-in to this year’s Warrior Games of a lifetime by being selected as one of three corpsmen to where staff members and athletes from all over the world provide medical assistance and acute care for participants came to compete. in the recently held 2012 Warrior Games. Navy Safe Harbor, a Navy organization for coordinating “It was an honor because I was able to engage myself the non-medical care of seriously wounded Sailors and their with the warriors who sacrificed their body and mind for families, recruited the athletes, coaches and staff for the our country,” said Ngo, a physical therapy technician games. Some of the hired coaches were former Olympians, assigned to Naval Hospital Pensacola’s (NHP) branch college coaches and former recon team members. health clinic for Corry Station at the Joint Ambulatory The requirements to be a wounded “warrior” are that Care Center (JACC). they are injured or have an illness during service and they At the Warrior Games, athletes injured as a result of are still in the healing transition. Some of them are still on service compete against active duty status, but most other branches of service, of them are medically the U.S. Southern retired. Command and the United “The athletes range from Kingdom. The events are bilateral amputees (an governed by the Olympic amputation of both lower Committee and took place limbs) to heart transplant at the Olympic Training recipients,” said Ngo. “It is Center and other Air Force a mix-team of enlisted and Academy venues in officers from the Navy and Colorado Springs, Colo. Coast Guard.” Ngo’s primary objective One of the warrior-athwas to provide acute care to letes was a Navy corpsman the athletes – by attending who, during a combat operto their sprains, strains, ation, had been shot in the abrasions and contusions; head and was presumed and to provide injury pre- HM2 Baodi Ngo (far right) with other members of the enlist- dead. When he awoke durvention by helping with ed medical staff and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff ing a firefight, he began to warm-ups, taping and to Gen. Martin Dempsey. Photo courtesy of HM2 Baodi Ngo render medical care to the assist with increasing the wounded Marines around recovery rate through stretching and modalities regimens. him before seeking treatment for himself. “One of the athletes had suffered from a stroke which “It reminded me of why I became a corpsman,” said left him paralyzed on the left side … and was only able to Ngo, “to help others understand that even though they sufuse the right,” said HM2 Ngo. “Mind you, he was in the fered a life-altering experience there is still life to be lived.” Warrior Games as a cyclist, which forced him to pedal and At this year’s Warrior Games, the Navy earned 31 steer his bike with one hand and one leg to push his way medals while dominating the competition. to the finish line. First lady Michelle Obama, Chairman of the Joint “Even though his tire blew out at the beginning of a Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, Secretary of the 10K race, he was able to finish the race and never gave up. Navy Ray Mabus, Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. That hit home for me,” Ngo continued, “because these are Jonathan Greenert and Master Chief Petty Officer of the life lessons I want to teach my kids. No matter how hard Navy Rick West were among some of the games’ supportsomething might seem, it will eventually end; so, never ing members. By MC2 (SW) Scott Wojciechowski NHP PAO
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Pensacola Council of the Navy League presents 2012 youth medals and awards From Pensacola Council of the Navy League
Recently, the Pensacola Council of the Navy League joined a host of other civic and veterans’ groups to recognize Escambia County’s outstanding Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) students of the year. The ceremony took place at Washington High School and students from four county NJROTC schools (Northview High School, Pine Forest High School, Washington High School and Escambia High School) attended. Council board members Roy Bertram and John Ochs represented Council President Buck Mitchell and presented Navy League Youth Medals to each school’s top three candidates. In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in aiding the establishment of the newly formed Navy League of the United States. For his work, the Navy League established the Navy League Youth Medal to recognize those youth “who best exemplify Roosevelt’s values of energy, spirit, competition and fair play.” Along with the medal and certificate presented to each outstanding NJROTC student, each winner received a small cash award. First place winners received a $100 gift card, second place winners received a $75 gift card and third place winners received a $50 gift card. The 2012 Navy League Youth Medal winners are: First Place: PO1 Andrew Nicolle (Escambia) CPOAlanna Johnson (Northview) CPO Ashton Woods (Pine Forest) MCPO Brian Cole (Washington) Second Place: Lt. Ta’kerry Peters (Escambia) PO3 Kira Cartwright (Northview) CPO Robert Dean (Pine Forest) PO2 Emma Hyatt (Washington) Third Place: Lt. j.g. Julius Kaibigan (Escambia) SA Sean Allister (Northview) SN Ukerria Knight (Pine Forest) PO2 Christopher Nguyen (Washington) For more on Pensacola Council, Navy League of the United States, visit http://pensacola.navyleague.us/ or call 436-8552.
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NASP kicks off summer with Diamond Rio By Janet Thomas Gosport Staff Writer
The summer fun starts with a concert by country super-group Diamond Rio today (June 1) on the Portside Lawn at NAS Pensacola. This is the fifth year for the concert series presented by NAS Pensacola Morale, Welfare and Recreation office. The concerts have drawn big crowds in the past. Officials with Morale, Welfare and Recreation at NASP said 18,000 people turned out last year for a show by Craig Morgan and attendance hit 12,000 in 2010 when Big & Rich performed. Diamond Rio has had 32 hit singles with four number ones including “Meet in the Middle,” “Beautiful Mess” and “One More Day.” Opening for Diamond Rio are Jason Sturgeon and Brooke Woods. Sturgeon’s has made waves with the singles “Simple Life” and “The Cover” from his debut album “Real Life,” but his biggest splash has been the country metal tune “Time Bomb,” which was picked to be the theme song for 2012 Monster Truck Nationals Competition. Woods started singing and playing fiddle with the Sawmill Band at The Farmer’s Opry in Chumuckla in 2005. Now a solo artist, she and her band perform across the Southeast. Leave your coolers, food and drinks at home. MWR officials said food and beverages will be on sale from vendors. Drink choices will include lemonade and sweet tea, and sodas, Gatorade, water and beer will be on sale at the MWR Mega Tent. But you might want to bring
Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio features (from left) Brian Prout, Marty Roe, Dan Truman, Jimmy Orlander, Dana Williams and Gene Johnson. Photo courtesy of MWR NAS Pensacola
Summer Salute V Country Concert When: 5:30 p.m. today (June 1); gates open at 4:30 p.m. Where: Portside lawn at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Cost: Free, but tickets are required. Children ages 3 and younger will be admitted without a ticket. Details: www.naspensacolamwr.com or www.catcountry987.com.
chairs or a blanket to sit on. Security will direct people to the designated parking lots. There will be a preferred seating area in front of the stage. Text-2Connect Club members who won passes get first chance at these seats, but any seats that are left over will be opened up to active-duty military and dependants. You will need to show your military ID to enter the area.
Here is the plan for the evening: • The national anthem will be played at 5:30 p.m. • Woods is schedule to start at 5:35 p.m. • Sturgeon is schedule to start at 6:50 p.m. • Evening NASP colors will be recognized at 7:47 p.m. • Diamond Rio is scheduled to start at 8:25 p.m. After each performance, the artists will be signing autographs at the merchandise tents to the left of the stage. Sponsors for the event include Cat Country 98.7, Pensacola’s KIA Autosport, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Lewis Bear/Bud Light, Mediacom, NewsRadio1620, Northwest Florida Blood Services, International Paper, Domino’s Pizza, Wing Zone, BMW and Harley Davidson Motorcycles of Pensacola, Plexus Slim, Buffalo Rock Pepsi, Mobile Attic and Hertz Equipment.
CLOSED for free Summer Salute V Concert.
Pirates Band of Misfits (PG) noon, 2:15; The Three Stooges (PG) 12:30; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 2:30, 5:30; The Lucky One (PG-13) 4:30; The Five Year Engagement (R) 6:30, 9; Cabin in the Woods (R) 8:30
The Three Stooges (PG) noon; Pirates Band of Misfits (PG) 12:15, 2:30; The Lucky One (PG13) 2:15; The Five Year Engagement (R) 4:30; Lockout (PG-13) 4:45; The Hunger Games (PG13) 6:45; Cabin in the Woods (R) 7
The Lucky One (PG-13) 5; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 6; Cabin in the Woods (R) 7
WEDNESDAY Pirates Band of Misfits (PG) noon, 2:30 (free admission); The Three Stooges (PG) 12:30 and 3
(free admission); Lockout (PG-13) 5; The Lucky One (PG-13) 5:15; The Five Year Engagement (R) 7; American Reunion (R) 7:15
The Lucky One (PG-13) 5; The Hunger Games (PG-13) 6; Cabin in the Woods (R) 7
TICKETS Regular shows: $3 adults, $1.50 children ages 6-11, free for children 5 and younger 3D shows: $5 adults, $3 children ages 6-11, free for children 5 and younger
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May Liberty Activities The Liberty Program events target young, unaccompanied active-duty military. Events are at the main Liberty Center in the Portside Entertainment Complex at NASP unless specifically stated to be at Corry Station. For additional information, call 452-2372 or visit www.naspensacolamwr.com/sing sail/liberty.htm.
June 1 - 15 Stop by and pick up a free Father’s Day Card. Enter the “Tell Us Why You Have The Best ‘Dad’ Contest.” Deadline to enter is June 10. June 2 Pensacola Beach Shuttle leaves at 9 a.m. and noon. Cost is $2. June 3 Paintball Wars, 8:30 a.m. Cost is $10. June 3, 10, 17 Learn to sail and be certified, 9:30 a.m. Cost is $35. Advanced class, June 24, $40. June 4 Movie premiere for “The Vow,” 7 p.m. Free. June 5 Volunteer trip to Ronald McDonald House, 5 p.m. June 6 Ice Cream Social, 6 p.m. Free. June 7 Mall shuttle leaves at 5:30 p.m. Free.
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Community Outreach NASP Community Outreach is seeking volunteers for a large number of opportunities. These include: • Regency Hospice of Northwest Florida – Volunteers are needed for terminal hospice patients throughout Escambia County. Active-duty or veteran volunteers are also needed for “Hospice for Heroes.” Call Victoria Brown for more information at 585-3926. • Tennis mentors needed – The Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department is seeking volunteers to help young children learn to play tennis. Tutoring takes place from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the
Fricker Center, 900 North F St. For more information, call 380-5458. • Goodwill Good Guides mentoring – The Goodwill Good Guides mentoring program is seeking volunteers for youth tutoring. For more information, call Robin King at 438-3699. • Youth Works – The Children’s Home Society of Florida is seeking volunteers to mentor youth ages 14 to 21. For more information, call Rachel Wade at 266-2715. • Restoring the USS Alabama – Volunteers are needed to help in the restoration of the USS Alabama. For
more information, call Owen Miller at (251) 767-1507. • Northwest Florida Blood Services – The Northwest Florida Blood Services is seeking volunteers to help in general drive preparation. For more information, call Christen Glover at 473-3853, ext. 132. • Big Brothers Big Sisters – Volunteers are needed for BBBS in Northwest Florida. For information visit www.bbbsnwfl.org. • Learn to Read – Learn to Read of Northwest Florida is an adult literacy program. For more information, call 432-4347.
Morale, Welfare and Recreation The NASP Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) department has a number of upcoming events and activities that the whole family can participate in. For more information, call 452-8285. • Summer youth boating camps – June 11 to 15. $50. Register at CDC Corry Station (453-6310). June 25 to 29. $50. Register at NASP Youth Center (452-2417). • Summer youth sailing camp – June 18 to 22 (register at NASP Aquatics Department). $110. 452-9429. • Summer bowling camp – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 27 to 29 at Corry
Bowling Center. $60 per person. Includes lunch. For ages 5 to 19. 452-6380. • Summer Day Camp Program at the youth center – 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Fee is based on total family income. For ages 5 (completed kindergarten) to 12. Swim lessons offered for an additional fee. • British Soccer Camp – June 11 to 15. Held at the Corry Sports Complex off Highway 98. For children ages 3 to 14. Sign up online at www.challengersports.com. • Teen program – Held at the youth center every Saturday night from 5 to 10 p.m. For ages 12 to 18. Calendar of
events and field trips are posted on the CYP Facebook page: “MWR Youth Center Pensacola.” • Fishing on Charlie Pier – Fishing on Charlie Pier will take place from 6:30 a.m. to sunset each Saturday and 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each Sunday onboard NAS Pensacola. Donations are appreciated and go toward NAS Pensacola commands and affiliated organizations. For more information, call 452-6326, ext. 4008. • Sailboat races – MWR’s Bayou Grande Marina is hosting sailboat races from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bayou Grande Marina onboard NAS Pensacola. There are two divisions, 14-
foot Sunfish and 18-foot Hunter. Cost is $10 per person and includes boat to race and gear. 452-4152. • Free Movie on the Lawn – “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked.” June 2. Starts at dusk. Free popcorn. Bring blankets and chairs. In case of bad weather call, 452-2372. • ITT military group cruise – Nov. 24 to 29 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines ship Fascination departing from Jacksonville. This will be a five-day cruise that will visit Key West and Nassau, Bahamas. Prices start from $240 per person. Book early as space will fill quickly. $25 deposit due at time of booking. 452-6362.
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