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Aug. 22, 2013

Vol. 2 Issue 85




Story by MC3 Derek W. Volland Photos by MC3 Raul Moreno Jr.


ea Mart. Interesting name, but what is it? Where is it? Sea Mart is a member of Supply Departments S-8 Division that issues office supplies and cleaning equipment. In essence it is the OfficeMax of the ship. Located on the fourth deck, frame 25, on the centerline of the ship, Sea Mart is the main receiving and issue storeroom containing the most consumable supplies on the ship. Inside, the shop is neat and orderly, with boxes stacked waiting to be sorted and put away. Rows of shelves holding a mixture of every office supply that anyone could think of fill the majority of the room. “We carry just about everything you could Continued on page 3

Sailor of the Day


Story and photo by MC3 (SW) Nathan McDonald

viation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) Killian Harriman, from Sebego, Maine, was named Sailor of the Day on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) Aug. 21. “This is great,” said Harriman. “It feels awesome. I had no idea I was going to be Sailor of the Day.” Harriman played an integral role in the successful receipt and issue of more than 20 million gallons of JP-5 fuel, supporting more than 9,000 Carrier Air Wing 11 aircraft refueling evolutions. Harriman said his family keeps him motivated to succeed. “My wife and kid – they’re the reason I’m here,” Commanding Officer CAPT Jeff Ruth

said Harriman. “They definitely keep me driven.” He also helped correct more than 50 deficiencies, leading to numerous outstanding scores during command zone inspections. Harriman attributed his success to being on time and working hard, and offered advice to those seeking the same honor. “Just show up on time, do what you’re supposed to and work hard,” he said. Harriman plans on re-enlisting although he is undecided whether he wants to make the Navy a lifelong career. “I’m definitely re-enlisting at least once if I can,” said Harriman. “We’ll see what happens after that.”

Executive Officer CDR John Cummings

Editor MC2 (SW) Jason Behnke

Command Master Chief CMDCM Teri McIntyre

Public Affairs Officer LCDR Karin Burzynski

Lead Designer MC3 (SW) George J. Penney III

Nimitz News accepts submissions in writing. All submissions are subject to review and screening. ”Nimitz News” is an authorized publication for the members of the military services and their families. Its content does not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, the Department of the Navy, or the Marine Corps and does not imply endorsement thereby.

LSSN Emily Thomas stocks shelves in Sea Mart.

Continued from page 1 need for the office,” said Logistics Specialist Seaman Emily Thomas, a member of the Sea Mart work center. “Our storerooms handle the high velocity consumables such as: pens, notebooks, binders, paper, and batteries. The list could go on forever.” Sea Mart makes, on average, 200 separate

issues to different departments and divisions each day. “Every order is sent to S-1 for review,” said Thomas. “S-1 controls the budgeting of where supplies are issued to. Say for example that you order 15 Gerbers, S-1 would look at the order and decide if we can afford to issue that many. They may authorize a partial issue, saying you don’t need 15 but here are five, it’s better than getting none at all.” Repair parts petty officers (RPPOs) are responsible for placing orders for supplies as needed. Upon approval from S-1 Division, they simply need to come and collect the order. “RPPOs use the ad hoc folder on the share drive to look up the equipment number when they place the order,” said Logistics Specialist Seaman Ben Flores. “When we have everything gathered, they come down to the shop and pick it up. They just have to remember to bring their own bag to carry everything back with.” Sea Mart also carries a variety of cleaning equipment. “We don’t just have office supplies,” said Thomas. “We also have a lot of cleaning gear. No cleaning chemicals or anything, that’s all up on the mezzanine. We have the spray bottles, brooms, mops, paint brushes, stuff like that.” So if your department is running low on basic office supplies just ask your RPPO to make a stop at Sea Mart.




Story by MC3 Derek W. Volland

The first class petty officer mess on board the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) held elections Aug. 15. “To be elected by the mess into this position is surprising,” said Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Justin Badwound, the new vice-president of the first class mess. “I’ve never been a part of a first class cabinet, let alone a first class mess. I only made first class this last year. It’s a little overwhelming, but I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Also joining the cabinet is Culinary Specialist 1st Class Charles Blanton as the new treasurer. “I’m very proud to have been elected,” said Blanton. “I feel honored that the rest of the first class mess felt comfortable enough to allow me to have this position. I just want to take the job and run with it.” With every change of leadership the goals of an organization shift to fit with ideals of that new leadership. In the past, the first class mess primarily focused on boosting moral

for the junior Sailors and volunteering in the community. “The new cabinet wants to establish a long range plan for the year,” said Badwound. “We already have a few things in the planning stages for when we return to homeport. Another thing that we want to do is bring the first class mess together in a way that is similar to the way the chief’s mess runs. Where if one of our Sailors is having an issue with another department all it takes is a phone call to a first class to straighten the issue out.” “We want to try to better the ship,” said Blanton. “And do everything we can to make the first class mess the backbone of the ship.” Filling the rest of cabinet are: as President, Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Matthew Baptista (CS), as Secretary, Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Jason Rollins (AIMD), as Master-at-Arms, Hull Maintenance Technician 1st Class Lovell Cooper (Eng), and as Public Affairs Officer, Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 1st Class Christena Koch (Air).

Around the Fleet

ALL HANDS MAGAZINE launched the new digital archive of print editions Aug. 19. All Hands has been the official magazine of the U.S. Navy since 1922, highlighting news and topics important to Sailors and their families. It was brought back as an online magazine at in February, and the new archive design offers 89 years of an easyNEW ALL to-browse and download format. HANDS DIGITAL The new site will replace the existing MAGAZINE archive that has been hosted at LAUNCHED since 2003. Visitors to the site will see a simplified Story by MC2 David Cothran menu to choose from any year of the magazine’s print publication. Each year has a dedicated page displaying the covers from every issue offered that year. Users can also download electronic versions of the cover or the entire magazine using the links provided. “This new archive is a gift to generations of Sailors and their families who can now browse the history of our Navy during their years of service,” said Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Navy Chief of Information. “The sharing of sea stories is something every Sailor holds dear. With this new format, we offer them all a history of Navy storytelling at its best.” When the magazine was first launched in 1922, it was simple typewritten copy. By the end of the printing in 2011, the magazine had become home to state-of-the-art digital photography and graphics. While the appearance changed in 89 years, the importance to Sailors remained a constant according to Marie Johnston, All Hands editor from 1986-2011. “Even from its initial, non-flashy beginnings, it was out there to support the Sailor and let them know what was going on,” she said. “All Hands - when I hear that, it says, ‘There’s something for everyone here.’” The archive homepage offers a quick history of the magazine’s appearance. The main feature is a slideshow with each different style of All Hands throughout the 89-year run. Clicking on a particular cover from the slideshow will take the user to other issues from that year. Although the site is active and ready for browsing, there are still more features scheduled to come online to make it even more interactive. The next phase will include a search tool allowing visitors to use keywords to search for specific content.



An aviation boatswain’s mate (equipment) performs maintenance on a shuttle on the flight deck

LSSN Estevan Rivera, assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146, bands down a stabilator in the hangar bay.

By MCSA Kelly M. Agee

By MCSN Derek A. Harkins

AT3 Lorraine Mackin troubleshoots the radar system of an E-2C Hawkeye in an avionics shop.

By MC3 (SW) Nathan McDonald

An F/A-18C Hornet assigned to the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 launches from the flight deck.

By MCSN Derek A. Harkins



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