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March 2014

Customer Satisfaction is

how we measure our Success!


Department of the Month

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he Material Support Department provides competitive estimates for bids that are necessary to quote on proposals for perspective avails. In addition, they procure all material required for awarded avails and internal customers. The challenge delivered to this department daily is to locate the highest quality material with the most competitive pricing and to meet the customer’s schedule.

Material Support Department

With today’s economy this is not an easy feat and takes a department full of conscientious team members to orchestrate such tasks. With a department of 6 top notch team members the camaraderie within their department is infectious. This dedicated team of purchasing professionals are dependable, have excellent communications skills and are enthusiastic about their jobs. They encompass all the necessary acumen to meet and exceed the needs of suppliers and internal customers.

TEAM WORK

Jennifer Miller, Joe Baszak, Jolinda Cannon, Liza Tejeda, Raquel Barboza, Jim Alexander and Ted DeGuzman

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Employee of The Month Keep up the great work Jolinda I would like to introduce Jolinda Cannon, the employee of the month for March. Jolinda is the Administrative Assistant for the Material Support Department. She has been with CMSD since 2012. “Jolinda is professional, energetic and has superb customer service skills. She is great at multi-tasking and excels at anything that is given to her.� says Liza Tejeda, Manager of the Material Support Department. Before coming to work at Continental Maritime (CMSD) Jolinda spent 17 years with Staples in their District office.

In her spare time Jolinda enjoys dancing, Riding ATV’s in the desert and spending time with her husband and two step children. Jolinda recently became a grandmother just a few weeks ago.

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Jolinda Cannon

Jolinda is a highly intelligent, motivated employee who embraces new tasks with enthusiasm. She loves the diversity of her position and continues to strive for personal and professional excellence.


Tax Season We are all aware that tax season is upon us; tax returns, or extensions, must be filed by April 15th. There are many services that you can utilize in order to make sure your tax return gets filed correctly; TurboTax, E-file, or H&R Block are a few options. Some of these places will even offer to file your federal return for free. However they may charge you for your state filing.

There is one organization that may file both tax returns for free. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. This is a program sponsored by the IRS in order to help people with low incomes to file their taxes. San Diego State University offers this program, as well as many other locations throughout San Diego. Check the IRS website for a complete listing of locations at: www.irs.gov/individuals/Free-Tax-Return-Prep or call 1-800-906-9887 . The requirements for the VITA Program are: Earn $50,000 or less No out of state returns Are not self-employed Did not have more than three stock sales

Open Line Policy

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he OpenLine is provided for employees to ask questions, voice concerns, and to report business conduct violations. Access to the OpenLine is available through the phone number listed on posters throughout the facility, the HII corporate number is (877) 631�0020. All inquiries to the OpenLine are confidential and discussed on a need to know basis with management. They can be reported anonymously or with a requested response. If you want to be contacted with the results of your question, concern, or business conduct violation, you should leave an off�site number to be contacted. If you want to remain anonymous, please call and you will be provided with a number that you can call and get an answer to your questions. The OpenLine is available to all employees regardless of level of responsibility.

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Arc Flash Arcing from an electrical fault produces incredibly high temperatures. It can easily exceed 30,000oF. Hotter than the surface of the sun! Air expands dramatically when heated to these temperatures.

Too often employees who are not wearing adequate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are seriously injured or killed, if an electrical arc occurs when they are working on electrical equipment.

Burns account for about 80% of all injuries that result from electrical accidents. These burns usually result from exposure to intense heat and molten metal generated by an arcing fault. Such burns are typically second and third degree in nature and can frequently cause death a few days after the accident. Arcing causes air and metal vapor to expand at such a rapid rate that it produces a blast similar to the force of an explosion, this enough force to throw a worker’s body across the room. Arc flash studies are used to determine the minimum level of PPE workers must wear when they are near exposed energized equipment. For many years OSHA regulations have required hazard assessment and use of appropriate PPE in the workplace. An arc flash study provides a quantifiable assessment of the hazard level. Before work is performed on or around electrical equipment, it must be de‐ energized if practical, OSHA states. “Live parts to which an employee may be exposed shall be de-energized before the employee works on or near them, unless the employer can demonstrate that de‐energizing introduces additional or increased hazards or is not feasible due to equipment design or operational limitations.” If energized work cannot be avoided, 5

Educational

Arcing also causes metal conductors to vaporize. Copper expands 67,000 times when it is converted from solid to vapor. This rapid expansion of air and metal vapor produce an intensely hot blast.


Arc Flash (cont.) OSHA states: “Employees working in areas where there are potential electrical hazards shall be provided with , and shall use, electrical protective equipment that is appropriate for the specific parts of the body to be protected and for the work to be performed.”

Safety & Diversity

While the NEC requires basic marking, this marking does not tell the worker what is the extent of hazard, or what level of PPE is needed. It becomes the worker’s task to assess the hazard and determine the level of PPE needed. This task frequently exceeds the worker’s ability and an accurate assessment simply isn’t performed. Arc flash studies should be performed at any commercial or industrial facility served at 208V or higher. The arc flash values and minimum PPE requirements should be posted at the applicable equipment locations. PPE requirements would then be clearly available for any maintenance personnel or contractors working on energized equipment.

Diversity At Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD) we truly value diversity. Diversity is one thing we all have in common and we should celebrate it every day. Diversity as a concept focuses on a broader set of qualities than just race and gender and it encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. In the context of the workplace, valuing diversity means creating a workplace where particular differences and unique contributions are respected and recognized. These individual contributions are what help to create a work environment that maximizes the potential for all CMSD employees.

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Email Security

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nternet security is a topic that we all know to be important, but it often sits way back in the recesses of our minds, fooling ourselves into believing that “it won’t happen to me”. Whether it’s the destructive force of the newest virus or just the hacking attempts of a newbie script kiddy, we’re always only one click away from dealing with a security mess that we’d rather not confront. Nowhere is this truer than in our emails.

Use Separate Email Accounts If you’re like most people, your email account is probably the centralized hub of your personal activity. All of your Facebook notifications, website registrations, newsletters, messages, etc. get sent to your email box, right? That means you’re putting all of your eggs in one basket – if that basket happens to fall, you’ll lose all your eggs with it. In other words, if you bring all of your activity into a single email account, what happens when someone breaks into it? I’d say it’s plausible that they would gain access to everything else. This is why you should use multiple email accounts. Having separate email accounts will not only help boost your security, but also your productivity. Imagine if you could consolidate all of your work emails into a single work account; all of your friends and family communicate with your personal account; you have a recreational account for various websites; and a throwaway account for potential spam links. This way, if someone hacks your work account, all of your personal emails are still safe.

Create A Unique Password Going along with the multiple account idea, you should also have an entirely unique password for each of your email accounts. Even if you decide to keep one “master” email account, make sure that its password is 100% unique. Using one password for all of your accounts is a rookie-level mistake. Suppose someone did hack into your personal email and they see all of your incoming Facebook notifications, eBay reminders, and more. Any half-wit hacker will test those accounts with the same password as your email account–and in your case, they would succeed. This is common advice, I know, but so many people still neglect it. Admittedly, for the longest time, I too used the same password for literally every account that I had. When one of my friends figured out my password (without messing with anything, thankfully), I knew it was time to wise up. 3 yourself later.

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Cyber Security

Safe online practices are important to keeping your online identity unadulterated and free from viruses, hackers, and all sorts of Internet -based shenanigans. And the best place to start? Your inbox. Here are some simple yet important security tips you should know in order to keep your email account as secure as possible.


Email Security

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Beware Of Phishing Scams: When dealing with a particular company or product that requires account information, have you ever seen the following message: “Never give away your personal information. We will never ask you for your password.” When someone sends you an email asking you for your personal information, you know right away that it’s a trick. But there’s another level to this scam and it’s called “phishing.” Basically, malicious users will imitate and impersonate high-profile websites (e.g., eBay, Amazon, Facebook, etc.) and say that they’re experiencing trouble with your account; all you have to do to fix it is to send them your username and password to verify your authenticity. Sometimes they’ll even link you to a false website that looks exactly like the real thing. Be wary. In fact, whenever your personal information is ever brought up in a non-face-to-face capacity, your scam detector should go off loud and clear.

Cyber Security

Never Click Links In Emails: Phishing brings me to my next point. Whenever you see a link in an email, 99% of the time you should not click on it. The only exceptions are when you’re expecting a particular email, such as a forum registration link or game account activation email. Things like that. If you receive a spam email that tries to sell you a particular service or product, never click on any of the links inside. You never know where they’ll lead you. Sometimes they might be safe; other times they’ll bring you straight to the doors of hell and swarm you with malware and viruses. If you get an email from your bank or any other service (e.g., bill payments), always visit the website manually. No copy and paste. No direct clicking.

Do Not Open Unsolicited Attachments: Attachments are a tricky thing when it comes to email. If you’re expecting something from a buddy or an uncle, then sure, go ahead and open the attachment. Have a laugh at the funny photo they sent you. It’s all good when you know the person sending the attachment. But if the email is unsolicited, never open any attachments. Even if the file looks innocent, you could be in for a world of hurt. Filenames can be spoofed. JPEGs could be EXEs in disguise and those EXEs will run as soon as they’re downloaded. And then you’ll have a virus on your hands.

Scan For Viruses & Malware: If you open an email and it seems suspicious in any way, go ahead and run a malware and virus scanner. Not every spam email will infect you with a virus and it may seem like overkill to run a malware scanner every time you open a fishy email, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. The one time that you decide to let it go could be the time your computer loads a keylogger.

Avoid Public Wi-Fi: And lastly, avoid checking your email when you’re on public Internet. Yes, I know that when you’re waiting for an airplane to reach your gate, it can be tempting to whip out your smartphone or laptop and check for new messages. Unfortunately, public Wi-Fi can be extremely insecure. There are programs out there called “network sniffers” that run passively in the background of some hacker’s device. The sniffer monitors all of the wireless data flowing through a particular network – and that data can be analyzed for important information. Like your username and password. It’s strange that as the years go by, security grows tighter in some ways and we remain just as vulnerable as we’ve always been in other ways. Email security comes down to common sense and careful decisions. Don’t let laziness and convenience overshadow your desire for protection and peace. 8


Help Wanted INSIDE MACHINIST Journeyman level applicants with 10 years experience or more. Job duties include machine shop work setting up, maintaining and operating lathes, mills, etc. Must be familiar with NAVSEA standard items and proficient with use of drawings, identification of material, shipyard safety and quality processes. Must be a US Citizen.

PIPE WELDER Journeyman level with a minimum of 5 –10 years shipboard shipyard experience, know marine-piping systems, certify to Tig & able to pass welding test requirements. Must be US citizen.

Ability to acquire Rapid Gate Credential Is Required

Excellent CO paid benefits and savings plan Apply in person to:

Continental Maritime of San Diego A Subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries 1995 Bay Front Street San Diego, CA 92113

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Human Resources

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Years of Service Thank you for your continued dedication

15 Years

5 Years

Ramon Guzman

Hugo Fletes

PROMOTIONS

10 Years David Hernandez Steven Mendoza

Larry Stephens

New Hires Israel Estrada, Security Officer Melinda Garcia, Staff Accountant James Sumilang, Prod. Tech. Writer

CONGRATULATIONS

Promotions Rudy Benavidez-Production Support helper 3 Olivia Fagan– Cost Accounting Manager Christopher Frelke- Sheet metal, Tradesman 2

Safety Raffle Winners Jesus Morales

Fabio Garcia-Production Support Helper 3

Jesus Mendoza

William Omohundro-Security Officer 3

Jesus Esparza

Dominic Valderrama-Rigger tradesman 1

Jose Alvarez Ruben Juarez

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Nutrition Tips for Healthy Eating Choose good carbs, not no carbs. Whole grains are your best bet.

Healthy protein choice would include Fish, Poultry, Nuts and Beans.

Limit foods that are high in saturated fats, and avoid food with trans fat. Plant oils, nuts, and fish are the healthiest choices.

Choose a fiber filled diet, rich in whole grains, vegetables and fruits.

Eat more vegetable's and fruits. Go for color an variety. Dark green, yellow, orange and red give you a variety of vitamins an minerals.

Calcium is important and found in milk, cheese, and broccoli.

Water is the best way to hydrate your body. Skip sugary drinks with no nutritional empty calorie) and limit the juice and choose reduced fat milk.

Reduce your salt intake. Salt occurs naturally in most foods. Avoid adding additional salt/sodium.

Reduce or illuminate alcohol. Alcohol has no nutritional value and is loaded with calories.

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Healthy Habits


USS RUSSELL “I

would like to commend the following personnel for exemplary effort during the USS RUSSELL Dry-Dock period; routinely providing maximum effort and working extended & weekend shifts when required. All of those below were instrumental in keeping the Undocking Milestone on track by completing the Sonar Dome Exterior Repairs, Chain Lockers and Sump Preservation, Preservation of Anchor and Anchor Chains. As well as support services by providing containment, special lighting, ventilation, hazmat locker, painting, structural welding, completing numerous check points, ensuring applicable TIPS/OQE were turned in a timely manner.� Said Phil Casalegno, CG Class Project Manager of San Diego Ship Repair, BAE Systems.

Performance

Production Support

Structural Department

Ronald Castillo- Tradesman

Edward Barajas-Foreman

Rene Garcia-Tradesman

Rodolfo Mendoza-Tradesman

Rudy Benavidez-Helper

Buu Truong-Journeyman

Raul Lopez Helper

Miguel Lopez-Journeyman

Aaron Campbell-Helper

Martin Barrientos-Tradesman

Quality Assurance

The Entire

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Coatings Department &

Paulette Wise

The Entire

Hector Tirado

Rigging Department

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CLASSIFIED ADS Welcome to the classified ad section, where employees of CMSD can place ads for free!

Bienvenidos al mundo del Mercado donde empleados de CMSD pueden colocar anuncios gratis

How do you submit a classified ad? Classified ads may be submitted via e-mail to CMSDNEWS@continentalmaritime.com. Employees must include their name, badge number, home number and a brief description of the ad.

Como presenter un aviso clasificado? Los anuncios clasificados deben mandarce por correo electronico a: CMSDNEWS@continentalmaritime.com. Anuncios deben incluir nombre, n煤mero de badge y n煤mero de telefono del cellular o de la casa y una breve descripci贸n del anuncio. Manden sus anuncios temprano.

For Sale

Anuncios pueden ser rechazados por el equipo editioral a su absoluta discreci贸n.

Coach Black Leather Soho Pocket Satchel $50.00

Car For Sale

Call 348-2155

One Room for rent Rent $450.00 per month Location: Paradise Hills Share a 3 bedroom 1 bath with 3 adults and one small dog. Off street parking & cable included.

Pristine 1996 Cadillac Eldorado. Has over 136,000 miles. New Michelin tires, smog and clean title. $3,495 or best offer. Full ad is on Craigslist. Call, text or leave a message @ 858-537-7011.

Deposit of $300.00 required Call 619-962-0442 for details

For Sale

For Sale Ford Headlights

New Michael Kors

Brand New Still in Box Complete set of front headlights for a 2004 to 2009 ford

IPAD case $90.00

Mustang $80.00

Call 348-2155

Call 619-348-2155

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March

Women's History Month

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Art Contest For Children

Safety Driven Fun

Art Contest ONLY Complete online form and upload artwork at: http://www.asse.org/newsroom/naosh/naosh_poster_upload.php 15


Quality Corner Members of the Quality Assurance Department review and inspect work and documentation for Quality, Performance and Specific Standards. They conduct multiple types of testing to assure CMSD produces a Quality Product. This process and the procedures and testing available to the QA Department, assure any defect or potential defect is discovered prior to the work being released to our customer.

FTQ Report

Luis Martinez, Terry Pisciotta, Pia Ahlin, and Art Hernandez,

FTQ Report

The cumulative First Time Quality score for CMSD Trades and Subs in January was 99.64%! This is a slight increase of 0.06% in score from December, when we achieved 99.589%. This number means that out of 848 total checkpoints, only 3 were found unsatisfactory or nonconforming. CMSD continues to hold a high level of quality across all trades, subs, and programs, maintaining a score within the upper limits for the last 29 months. EXCELLENT Job to All! 16


March Happenings Pia Ahlin

Car Pool Winners

J. Apolinar Balderas Allen Brown Kenneth Crabtree Ryan Escandon Alexander Esparza

Lawrence Frelke Melinda Garcia

David Headley

Raul Lopez - Production Support

Jeffrey Hutchinson

Thomas Garcia - Structural Dept.

David Kyllonen Jamens Lewis Miguel Lopez George Madrigal

Sergio Mares

John Mello Jennifer Miller Paul Muehlenbeck Alexander Nunez Earl Pheal Lourdes Pinedo David Ramirez Saul Rocha Jr.

Henry Ruhl Joseph San Agustin Grace Sison Fermin Solorio Lawrence Totten Louis Ward Jr. Paulette Wise Dewey Youngerman

March Birthdays

Mathis Gibson IV


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Continental Mari-Times March 2014