Nov. 13, 2013
Vol. 2 Issue 139
BEGINNING: Nimitz’ newest Sailors get settled through indoc
Story and photos by MCSN (SW) Kole E. Carpenter
imitz has recently been flooded with fresh faces. According to Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 2nd Class Lauren Perry, leading petty officer (LPO) of Training Department’s indoctrination division, 62 new Sailors, including 20 new Khakis, have embarked since Nimitz’ arrival in Naples, Italy. “We have a mountain of new people, and we are here to assist,” Perry said. This means 62 people are in need of someone to show them the ropes. And whether you’re a wet-behind-the-ears newcomer, or crusty as the keel, Training Department is your guiding light. We’re the center for any info they may need,” Perry said. “We’re like big brothers and big sisters until they can get out on their own. This is to include Khakis as well. What we assume to know, we have to keep in
mind they don’t. We have to take baby steps.” On paper, the purpose of Training Department’s indoc is to make sure the new crew members are administratively settled in. However, they also take a
more personal responsibility in their hands. Aviation Ordnanceman 1st Class Curtis Powell, Training’s LPO, said one of their biggest tasks is to give newcomers a sense of the level of professionContinued on page 3
SAILOR OF THE DAY
Story and photo by MCSN (SW) Kole E. Carpenter
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Kelly Agee, from Longview, Texas, was named Sailor of the Day Nov. 12. Agee has captured more than 50,000 photographs in support of Nimitz’ mission during its 2013 deployment with 675 being selected for release and 215 being published on the Navy’s webpage. Most notably, one of her photos was selected by the Defense Imagery Management Operations Center to be featured in Pentagon Channel’s new
program “Armed & Apertured.” “It’s a big achievement for me,” Agee said. “I’m really proud that I was recognized for my hard work.” Additionally, she has written 49 stories for the command’s publication. Agee said the key to her success is passion. She urged every Sailor to find it in their own jobs. “Love your rate,” she said. “Go to work every day with a smile on your face and love what you do.”
Command Master Chief
Public Affairs Officer
Capt. Jeff Ruth
Capt. John Cummings
CMDCM Teri McIntyre
Lt. Cmdr. Karin Burzynski
Editor MC3 (SW) George J. Penney III
Lead Designer MC3 (SW) Raul Moreno Jr.
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alism expected on board. “Every platform is a little different, as far as the leadership,” Powell said. “Something that may be focused on more in one place may not be so much in another.” He advises new check-ins to stay on the path every enlisted Sailor is shown at Great Lakes. “In basic, they teach you to do things the right way,” Powell said. “Not to take shortcuts, not to stand with your hands in your pockets. There’s no difference in regulations between basic training, A-school, and the fleet.” This way, new Sailors like Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Madeline Allen, are offered more than just a stack of paperwork. “After Basic and A-school, we weren’t sure how to act,” Allen said. “They really cleared up the confusion of everything and showed us how we should act.”
ABH2 Perry reviews the group of new arrival’s medical information.
Perry explained that her classes include daily reminders of military bearing in order to keep the basics fresh. “We do random and scheduled uniform inspections,” Perry said. “And we recite the ‘Sailors Creed’ every day. We also cover things like water conservation, maintenance; basic
sailorization to get them in the right mindset.” This personal style of introduction is what brings Nimitz’ crew as a whole to the highest level of performance, and Perry has no plans of slowing down. “I’m a people person,” Perry said. “I love it. I absolutely love it.”
HELP THE FIGHT
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVEY
ON THE SHIP’S INTRANET
TIME FOR CHANGE: SECNAV Names November Warrior Care Month
By Patty Babb, Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor
n ALNAV 077/13, released Nov. 8 to all Navy and Marine Corps personnel, the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) designated November 2013 as Warrior Care Month. “Providing assistance to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families is a top priority for the Navy,” said SECNAV Ray Mabus. “We take care of our own - including active-duty, Reserve and veteran Sailors and Marines.” Warrior Care Month is a joint-service event that recognizes wounded warriors - as well as those who care for them - for their service, sacrifices and achievements. It also is an opportunity to raise awareness of the resources available to service members should illness or
injury strike unexpectedly. One especially critical resource is Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) - Safe Harbor, the Navy’s support program for seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailor and Coast Guardsmen. The program - a department within Fleet and Family Readiness at Commander, Navy Installations Command - has assisted nearly 2,500 service members and their families since its inception. “NWW [is] part of an extensive catalog of Navy programs that enhance the mental, physical and emotional health of service members,” said Mabus. “[It] provide[s] the gold standard of non-medical care to wounded warriors and their families, offering resources that promote healing and opportunities for success, both within and 4
beyond military service.” The theme of Warrior Care Month 2013 is “Warrior Care - Building a Ready and Resilient Force.” Promoting readiness and resiliency ensures that wounded warriors can cope with adversity - on the front lines or at home. To that end, NWW offers many essential services, including connecting families to respite care resources; addressing pay and personnel issues; assisting with housing and transportation adaptation; providing transition assistance; offering adaptive athletics opportunities; and more. “Oftentimes, NWW serves as a key link between the Navy and a Sailor who is recovering away from his command,” said NWW Deputy Director Merissa Larson. “Our program addresses whatever non-medical needs
surface, which allows seriously wounded, ill and injured service members and their families to focus on healing without distractions.” NWW non-medical care providers are located at major military treatment facilities throughout the continental United States. They collaborate closely with the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED), which provides expert restorative and rehabilitative medical care for wounded warriors. Additionally, BUMED’s FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress) Project and the Naval Center for Combat and Operational Stress
Control help service members and their families grapple with operational stress before, during and after deployment. During Warrior Care Month, SECNAV Mabus urges the Navy family to become more familiar with the many programs available to seriously wounded, ill and injured service members, and to join him in saluting wounded warriors and those who care for them. “Our commitment to seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Marines, as well as their families and caregivers, is unwavering,” he said. “I encourage all Navy personnel 5
By MC1 Peter D. Lawlor
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus shakes hands with Lt. Brad Snyder, winner of two gold medals and one silver medal in the 2012 Paralympic games. On Sept. 7, 2011 Snyder lost his sight when an improvised explosive device (IED) detonated in his face while he was coming to the aid of Afghan soldiers who were victims of another IED. One year later, on Sept. 7, 2012, Snyder proved his resilience by competing and winning the 400-meter freestyle gold medal in the Paralympics.
to take an opportunity during Warrior Care Month to join me in expressing our heartfelt gratitude and support.” For more information about Warrior Care Month activities, visit http://safeharbor.navylive. dodlive.mil or www.facebook. com/navysafeharbor. To learn more about Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor and other resources for wounded warriors, contact 855-NAVY WWP (855-628-9997) or email@example.com. For more news from Commander, Navy Installations Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cni/.
By MCSN Eric M. Butler
By MCSN (SW) Kole E. Carpenter
BMSN Dustin E. Addis, right, and BMSN Michael B. Johnston, clean in the fo’c’sle.
Lt. Colonel Jason Woodworth cuts a piece of cake during the Marine Corps birthday celebration.
By MCSA (SW) Kelly M. Agee
An MH-60R Seahawk helicopter, assigned to HSM-75, prepares to land on the flight deck.
By MCSA (SW) Kelly M. Agee
Sailors participate in a flight deck scrub exercise.
ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQUEAKUEL
THE FOURTH KIND
AVATAR (PT. 1)
AVATAR (PT. 2)
THE BLIND SIDE
THE LONE RANGER
SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN
ROCK OF AGES
DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS?
UP IN THE AIR
DESPICABLE ME 2
STAR TREK 2: WRATH OF KHAN (1982)
THIS IS 40
MEN IN BLACK 3
RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP
02 - AFN News 03 - AFN Xtra 04 - AFN Sports 05 - 8MM Movies 06 - 8MM Movies 07 - 8MM Movies 08 - Roller 09 - NTV 10 - Flight Deck 11 - CNN 29 - DVD Movies 30 - DVD Movies ON THE COVER: ABH2 Lauren Perry assists new check-ins with thier administrative paperwork.
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