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IN THIS ISSUE Hiring fair

Navy Child & Youth Programs will be hosting a hiring fair on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sewell’s Point Child Development Center in Norfolk. PAGE A2 VOL. 29, NO. 21, Norfolk, VA | flagshipnews.com

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There is No ‘911’ at Sea

things ‘good as new,’ but rather ‘good enough to survive,’ so the ship can continue on its voyage or mission,” he added. “At the very least, effective damage control efforts will buy the ship and its crew time to continue working the problem.” The MSC Damage Control Trainer provides realistic simulated emergencies in a controlled environments designed to feel like the actual spaces CIVMARs encounter aboard MSC’s ships. Some of the situations simulated

USN Military Sealift Command

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Military Sealift Command Training Center Hampton Roads, located on Joint Base Langley-Fort Eustis. MSC’s Training Centers are responsible for providing both required Basic Training for MSC’s newly hired Civil Service Mariners (CIVMAR) as well as advanced and requalification training for CIVMARs, contracted mariners and Navy Reservists already serving in MSC’s fleet. This article is the second, in a series, focused on the training opportunities offered at the MSC’s Training Centers. While I was at the training center I had the opportunity to visit the MSC Damage Control Trainer, which is where newly hired and veteran Civil Service Mariners (CIVMAR) receive hand-on damage control training. Damage control aboard MSC’s ships involves a crew’s ability to manage at-sea threats and emergencies which could cause a ship to sink or become inoperable; such as fires, flooding or structural failing. All newly hired and veteran CIVMARs are required to be damage control qualified to sail aboard any of MSC’s ships. It is critical for MSC’s CIVMARs to be skilled in damage control because a ship at-sea relies on its crew to address emergencies when they arise. “To put it simply… there’s no “911” at-sea,” according to Michael McVaney, Firefighting Team Leader at MSC Training Center Hampton Roads. “So for emergencies on ships, the crew can’t just make a phone call, find a safe place to hide and wait to be rescued. Instead, Mariners are called upon, at any time, to assume the role of emergency first responders.” “When underway, the solution to most shipboard emergencies must come from within,” he added. “So each vessel needs the proper damage control equipment and personnel who are knowledgeable and skilled to respond to whatever emergency happens.” Both MSC Training Center

A newly hired Civil Service Mariner (CIVMAR) uses a CO2 fire extinguisher to put out a simulated trash can fire at the Military Sealift Command Training Center East on Joint Base Langley-Fort Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 25. ( BILL MESTA)

Newly hired Civil Service Mariners (CIVMAR) pose for a photograph after completing the Military Sealift Basic Training Damage Control curriculum at the Military Sealift Command Training Center East on Joint Base LangleyFort Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 23. (BILL MESTA)

Hampton Roads and MSC Training Center West, in San Diego, provide classroom and practical damage control training for the community’s CIVMARs. “MSC’s damage control training, address a range of issues such as flooding and structural damage from a variety of courses which includes focus on collisions, battle damage and ruptured piping,” said McVaney. “The students practice shoring, plugging and patching to slow down the water and shoring

to strengthen weakened structures within a vessel.” “There is also a ‘de-watering’ portion of the damage control training,” he added. “We train the students in the use of equipment and systems used to remove flood water from the ship.” Students also learn how to use the different types of equipment used to fight shipboard fires, remove smoke and toxic fumes and perform temporary structural repairs.

“While the term damage control” can relate to a variety of issues, such as fire, flooding, chemical, biological and radiological damage, our damage control trainer and the class we offer focuses mainly on responding to physical damage to a vessel,” McVaney stated. “From the start, we impress upon the students that our immediate goal (during an at-sea emergency) is control… not repair.” “We’re not looking to make

at the training center include extinguishing a trashcan fire, putting out a fire in a stateroom and handling an enginroom fire. “The highlight of the Damage Control Class is the Damage Control Tank or ‘Wet Trainer’,” according to McVaney. “This simulates interior compartments of a vessel with different types of physical damage and water intrusion. There are hatches that can’t be closed, cracks and holes in the bulkheads and even some piping that leaks.” CIVMARs who currently sail in MSC’s fleet are required to re-qualify in damage control every five years. “The hands-on type of training we provide helps to reinforce the classroom presentations, so come here ready to get involved in the process,” McVaney advised. “Oh yeah… bring a towel and a change of clothes because you’re gonna’ get wet.” Turn to Damage Contral, Page 7

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The Navy is mandating wear of the Cold Weather Parka rank insignia on all uniforms with rank tabs effective on Oct. 1, as announced in the uniform update NAVADMIN 124⁄22 released May 27. Also updated were policies for required female uniform items and grooming standards for retirees while wearing Navy uniforms. “Navy uniform regulations apply to all Sailors equally, regardless of their rank, grade, ethnicity, position held or community assigned.” Robert B. Carroll, director of Navy

Uniform Matters and Emerging Issues Branch.” Any difference between male and female grooming policies recognizes the differences between the genders.” Updated Rank Tab Rules Starting Oct. 1, wear of the Cold Weather Parka black rank tab is mandatory for all uniform items with rank tabs, to include NWU Types II and III, parkas, and black or brown fleece liners. After that date, wear of the matching camouflage-pattern rank tab is limited to tactical training and operations at the commanding officer’s direction. Women’s Uniforms and

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Operations Specialist Seaman Demetrus Jones from the guided-missile destroyer Truxtun shows how the black Gortex parka (with a second class petty officer tab) pairs with the the flame-resistant, two-piece organizational clothing prototype in the navy blue variant. U.S. Fleet Forces Command will conduct a second test of the prototype later this year. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS STACY M ATKINS RICKS)

Hosiery The belted slacks from the female officer and chief petty officer Summer White Service Uniform are now re-desig-

nated as official slacks for both Summer White and Service Dress White Uniforms. As part of this change, the beltless dress white slacks are now optional

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National Maritime Day is celebrated each year to recognize some of our nation’s most important professionals, the Merchant Mariners. day. PAGE A3

for wear with the female Service Dress White Uniform. It’s now optional for female Turn to CWP, Page 7

USS George H. W. Bush

Instructors from Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center recently delivered Safety Programs prospective divisional safety petty officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). PAGE A6

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Preventing Pollution from our Use and Disposal of Household Chemicals By Amy E. Hardy

PWD NSA Hampton Roads Public Affairs

This article serves as the final part of a four article-series on everyday habits that residents can adopt to prevent pollution from stormwater runoff and to protect our local waterways. We hope you found this article series informative and that you can incorporate some of the pollution prevention techniques discussed into your everyday habits! Stormwater pollution results when precipitation such as rain or snowmelt runs over surfaces picking up pollutants like pesticides, fertilizers, construction site sediments, pet waste, litter, etc. These pollutants can significantly degrade water quality and threaten aquatic, wildlife and human health. In addition, stormwater pollution impacts our drinking water supplies and use of waterways for recreational activities such as swimming, fishing or boating. Runoff from our lawns, rooftops, and driveways enter into the storm drain system. This system discharges directly to nearby streams, lakes, and bays without receiving treatment. Because of this, it is important for us to prevent pollutants from being washed into these storm drains from our use and disposal of household chemicals. When household chemicals are either accidentally washed into a storm drain or intentionally dumped outside and drain into the stormwater system, it is referred to as an “illicit discharge.” Common examples of the materials that lead to household illicit discharges include: • Paint and paint thinner • Motor oil and gasoline • Antifreeze • Fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides • Bleach, solvents and cleaners • Swimming pool chemicals and chlorinated water The everyday products that we use can be very harmful if not stored, used, and disposed of properly. These products can be classified as: toxic (pest fumigants, ant traps, and old fire extinguishers), corrosive (drain cleaners, rust removers and over cleaners), oxidizers (chlorinated pool chemicals and various peroxides), and


flammables (gasoline, kerosene, fuel oil, butane, oil-based paints and paint thinners). If you have products that are no longer needed that contain hazardous materials, it is important to properly dispose of them. Never dispose of them outside, allowing them to enter a storm drain because the stormwater runoff is not treated before flowing into our nearby waterways. Many of these materials should also not be placed in the trash because this could lead to groundwater contamination as the materials leak from a landfill. Some tips and facts about household hazardous waste include: • As little as one quart of motor oil can contaminate millions of gallons of water.

• Used motor oil can be re-refined into re-usable lubricating oil. Reprocessing one gallon of used motor oil and burning it as fuel generates enough electricity to power everything in your home for a day. • Don’t rinse paint brushes outside where the rinse water can enter the stormwater system. Clean water-based paint brushes in the sink and oil-based paint brushes by using paint thinner. If possible try to use water based paints! • Keep paints and solvents in sealed containers where they cannot become pollutants. • Recycle all unused paints at local Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. • Avoid over applying fertilizers and pesticides, or applying them immediately

before it rains! • For all household materials try to purchase and use non-toxic alternative when possible. All materials should be used and disposed of in accordance with manufacturer specifications. The best way to dispose of household chemicals is to take them to a local hazardous waste recycling center or to participate in a local waste collection event. Visit www.AskHRGreen.org to learn about local waste recycling efforts here in Hampton Roads and more you can do to prevent stormwater pollution. Thanks for reading this article and hopefully you can incorporate some of the techniques discussed into your everyday habits to help protect our local waterways!

Navy Child & Youth Programs to host hiring fair By Travis Kuykendall

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Publicaffairs Office

NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Child & Youth Programs will be hosting a hiring fair on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sewell’s Point Child Development Center in Norfolk. Full-time and flexible direct care positions are available at the following Hampton Roads Naval installations: Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Naval Air Station Oceana/Dam Neck Annex; Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. Operating hours at most facilities are 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and shifts can include weekends, nights and special events. Child & Youth Programs include ages of care from 6 weeks to 18 years, depending on the center. We are also hiring for our 24/7 Care Centers which primarily serve military personnel who work non-traditional hours such as shift workers or watch standers so that they can balance the competing demands of family life and military readiness. The hiring fair will include on-site qualifications screening, interviews, and Non-Appropriated Funds human resources orientation.

Attendees should be prepared to stay until 2 p.m. - tentative hire letters will be issued the same day. Applicants with Veterans Preference - DD214 required - and Military Spousal Employment Preference with current orders in hand should arrive between 8 and 9 a.m. All others are welcome at 9 a.m. Eligible applicants must be 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or GED at a minimum. All applicants should bring their resume; a government issued photo ID card; social security card; certifications (CPR, etc.); high school diploma/ GED or college transcripts; three references or letters of recommendation (two professional, one personal); immunization records; and bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit payments. Vi s it w w w. n a v y l i f e m a . c o m / cypjobs<http://www.navylifema.com/ cypjobs> to download and complete the forms required to apply for Veterans Preference or Military Spousal Employment Preference. Contact Ronnica Edmonds at 757-322-2682 with any questions. Navy Child & Youth Programs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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Tugboats jettison water into the air during a ‘water salute’ held in honor of National Maritime Day in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, May 19. National Maritime Day is held annually to honor the history and sacrifices of civilian mariners. (BRIAN SURIANI)

Honoring the Merchant Mariner; National Maritime Day 2022 By Bill Mesta

USN Military Sealift Command

NORFOLK, Va. — National Maritime Day is celebrated each year to recognize some of our nation’s most important professionals, the Merchant Mariners. This day is set aside to honor the dedication and sacrifices, both past and present, our nation’s U.S. Merchant Mariners make every day. Military Sealift Command (MSC) supported a National Maritime Day 2022 celebration in Norfolk, Virginia, May 19. The event, sponsored by the Propeller Club of Norfolk and Maersk Line, Limited, included featured remarks by Capt. Janis C. Smith, Chief of Staff, Military Sealift Command. “In 1933, the U.S. Congress declared National Maritime Day to commemorate the 1819 voyage of the American steamship Savannah from the United States to England,”

according to Smith. “Since that time National Maritime Day has evolved to become so much more as we recognize the importance of the entire maritime industry to our nation’s economic strength.” “A robust maritime industry is absolutely vital for our national security,” said Smith. “The Department of Defense depends on the Merchant Marine for over 95 percent of our sealift needs in times of war or national emergency.” This event included a ‘Laying of the Wreath’ ceremony to honor mariners throughout history who lost their lives at sea. MSC also supported this year’s National Maritime Day at a ceremony hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and U.S. Maritime Administration in Washington D.C., May 24. Rear Adm. Michael Wettlaufer, Commander, Military Sealift Command, spoke at the celebration.

“American Mariners remain essential to our economy and defense,” Wettlaufer said. “The close collaboration between, and integration across our commercial and labor partners, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Maritime Administration, the shipbuilding and repair industry, the DoD and the U.S. Merchant Mariner allow our nation to retain a vital strategic advantage — an advantage that allows the joint force to maneuver across the globe at the time and to the place of our choosing in peacetime and conflict.” MSC’s fleet of over 130 U.S. Naval Vessels and U.S. Navy combatant ships are crewed by approximately 7,000 Civil Service Mariners and contracted Mariners. “We must support today’s Mariners and grow the Merchant Mariner community,” stated Wettlaufer. “The competition for talent (in the workforce) is fierce. As we look to encourage and recruit the next generation, the maritime industry must be an attractive

career choice against a backdrop of many choices.” “It is no surprise that competitive pay, advancement and predictable work-life balance are keys to recruiting a capable and diverse workforce,” he added. “But, relevant and accessible training, positive and safe working environments and new technology applications will help us retain and grow the best talent.” During his address, Wettlaufer referenced the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Honoring World War II Merchant Mariners, which took place at the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C., May 18. “Those Mariners and their shipmates of the Navy Armed Guard sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean and across the Arctic Circle to link domestic production and the fighting forces overseas as they achieved the greatest logistics victory in history,” Wettlaufer stated. During World War II, more than 250,000 members of the American Merchant Marine served their country, with more than 9,000 mariners killed at sea and 12,000 wounded. “So, as we celebrate the heritage of the U.S. Maritime industry and all who support it, let’s acknowledge we have noble work to do, to live up to all who made this history,” Wettlaufer concluded.







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Rhonda and Monty Ashliman pose for a photo on the flight line of Naval Air Station Oceana. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS MEGAN WOLLAM)

A Real TOPGUN: Movie bookends a remarkable career in naval aviation By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Megan Wollam

It’s a beautiful, hot, sunny day in May at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, and the flight line is buzzing. Business as usual at the Navy’s East Coast Master Jet Base, as maintainers and aviators go about their day. But two people stand quietly as they

look across the rows and rows of F/A-18 Super Hornets, reflecting on over 30 years of memories together. Rewind to May 1986, when the same two people, then-high school sweethearts Monty and Rhonda graduated from Weld Central High School in Keenesburg, Colorado. That same month, the young couple went on a date to see a new film that was

generating serious buzz, Top Gun. The following month, Monty was on his way to the United States Naval Academy to begin his career in the Navy. Today, Capt. Monty Ashliman is the director of operations and public safety for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, Va., not far from his former stomping grounds at NAS Oceana. Though he doesn’t spend as much time in the cockpit as he’d like to anymore, Ashliman started his incredible Navy career in the aviation community as a radar intercept officer (RIO) on the F-14 Tomcat. For Top Gun movie fans, Ashliman was the “Goose” equivalent. “We grew up in the country,” Rhonda said. “And you don’t really see that kind of stuff out there. I thought the movie was really impressive, but I had no idea that one day he would fly one of those.” Dreaming far beyond his rural upbringing, it was long before he saw the blockbuster film that Ashliman felt compelled to join the uniformed services and accepted his appointment at the Naval Academy. “Recruiters probably thought I was

making up the corniest patriotic line when I said I want to serve my country,” Ashliman said. “Our generation kind of grew up in the heart of the Cold War, and I remember watching everything that was going on and thinking, ‘I want to be part of what protects this great nation.’ ” The United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, better known as TOPGUN, is a rigorous strike fighter tactics training program for selected naval aviators and naval flight officers. Ashliman went through TOPGUN training and eventually returned as an instructor from 1995 to 1996. For Ashliman, his time at TOPGUN underscored the importance of holding the highest standards of air superiority and maintaining readiness in times of both peace and conflict. Ashliman was deployed aboard USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in 2001. Just as they were preparing their return to homeport, the crew received news of the September 11 terrorist attacks. Ashliman called Rhonda to tell her that he didn’t know what was going to happen next, but he proba-



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Rhonda and Monty on the night of their TOP GUN date. May 1986. (PHOTO COURTESY OF CAPT

Rhonda and Monty at TOP GUN, during his time as an instructor. July 1996. (PHOTO COURTESY



bly wasn’t going to be home on time. The homebound ship turned back and stood at the ready during a time of tremendous turmoil. “It was an extremely tragic event for our country, but it was also a proud moment in my life to be able to serve,” Ashliman said. Throughout his 32-year career, Monty, Rhonda, and their three daughters have risen to challenging times with multiple deployments and family PCS moves that criss-crossed the country and even sent

them overseas to Japan. But Ashliman’s career has also been tremendously rewarding. One of their greatest highlights has been the friendships they’ve formed with fellow squadron members and their families. “We know families from our first squadron who we haven’t seen in years, but they can drop in anytime and you pick up right where you left off,” Ashliman said, recalling the immeasurable support he and his family received from each squadron they

were a part of. “It’s a bunch of people with common experiences that have been unbelievable.” “You become such a tight-knit community,” Rhonda added. “I never thought I would be gone from home for this long, but I wouldn’t trade this life for anything.” Ashliman plans to retire this summer, and the release of Top Gun: Maverick happens to coincide with the tail end of his career in naval aviation. He, Rhonda, and their youngest daughter Isabelle were treated to

an early viewing of the film onboard NAS Oceana in May, surrounded by many of his former squadron members, along with a new generation of young aviators and maintainers. “I am really excited that my entry and exit into the US Navy is bookended by Top Gun and Top Gun: Maverick,” Ashliman said. “We have been extremely fortunate to be in the business of naval aviation, an organization that operates with a relentless excellence, as anything less is unacceptable.”

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Instructors from Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NSETC) recently delivered the Safety Programs Afloat course to 68 prospective divisional safety petty officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 3RD CLASS NOAH EIDSON)

Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center visits USS George H. W. Bush By Courtesy Story Naval Safety Command

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK — Instructors from Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NSETC) recently delivered the Safety Programs Afloat course to 68 prospective divisional safety petty officers aboard the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). “The ability to equip prospective CVN 77 safety professionals with critical training during a hectic pre-deployment cycle with minimal impact to Sailors’ schedules is a testament to the mission of the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center and its exceptional staff of military and civilian instructors,” said Cmdr. Dylan Beyer, the ship’s safety officer. NSETC’s visit was the direct result of collab-

orative engagement between the ship and the training center to meet ongoing training requirements for Sailors aboard the ship, particularly as the ship nears the completion of integrated phase training within the Optimized Fleet Response Plan. “Our Skipper quickly saw a golden opportunity to take Safety Programs Afloat, which is one of our most demanded courses, directly to the ship,” said Lt. j.g. Joanna Houston, head of fleet training department NSETC. She noted that the ship’s safety and industrial hygiene officers visited the NSETC schoolhouse to see how they could get Sailors qualified before deployment, which resulted in the schoolhouse delivering training aboard the ship. The course instructors provided critical training and educational requirements for Sail-

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ors making final preparations for deployment, and ensured each department has qualified, knowledgeable divisional safety petty officers to promote and maintain occupational safety and health. Safety Programs Afloat has been offered solely online for the past few years, making the face-to-face, shipboard training all the more welcome by Sailors. “Bringing Safety Programs Afloat shipboard to the Sailors of CVN 77 was a rewarding experience as an instructor,” said Chief Electrician’s Mate Enrique Servatico, Safety Programs Afloat instructor/course manager. “To be able to engage with Sailors more personally about the importance of safety and how it’s crucial in mission success, really speaks to the heart of what my role is as a Navy instructor.” During the final days of class, safety depart-

ment’s Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Kyle Bailey and Electronics Technician 1st Class Randall Quintero, provided a tour to three instructors from the environmental and emergency management department within NSETC. The instructors observed shipboard spaces concerning environmental health and safety, such as hazardous material storage. George H.W. Bush and NSETC’s collaborative effort was mutually beneficial for instructors and students, and delivered increased occupational and environmental safety readiness for the ship. George H.W. Bush provides the national command authority flexible, tailorable warfighting capability as the flagship of a carrier strike group that maintains maritime stability and security in order to ensure access, deter aggression and defend U.S., allied and partner interests. For more information about George H.W. Bush, head to the command’s Facebook (www. facebook.com/ussgeorgehwbush) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/ghwbcvn77) pages or head to the official webpage (www.airlant. usff.navy.mil/cvn77).

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Newly hired Civil Service Mariners (CIVMAR) demonstrate their ability to operate firefighting hoses, at the Military Sealift Command Training Center East on Joint Base Langley-Fort Eustis, Virginia, Feb. 23. The training was part of the MSC Basic Training Damage Control curriculum, which must be successfully completed prior to sailing in MSC’s fleet of ships. (BILL MESTA)

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McVaney concluded by suggesting that CIVMARs interested in exploring MSC damage control training opportunities should contact their Marine Placement and Training Specialists. Current MSC CIVMARs interested in training and requalification opportunities should also consult with their ship’s Chief Engineer and access the following sites for more information:

-CIVMAR - Training (sealiftcommand. com) (CIVMAR.SealiftCommand Training Website) -https://navy.deps.mil/sites/msc/QMS/ SMS/SMS/EX_DOCS/MSC Training and Readiness.htm (Full T&R Manual on the Portal) For those interested in becoming a CIVMAR and joining MSC’s fleet, please check out our current opportunities at https://sealiftcommand.com. Or you can call 1-877-JOBS-MSC (562-7672), 1-757341-4611 or e-mail civmar@sealiftcommand.com.


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USS North Carolina The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a sevenmonth deployment, May 25. PAGE B3


U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 load equipment onto the deck of a PTS-250 ocean-going landing barge, May 29. The U.S. Navy Seabees with NMCB-5 loaded equipment for Operation Turning Point, also known as their Field Training Exercise. NMCB-5 is homeported out of Port Hueneme. They train on high-quality construction, expeditionary logistics, and combat operations to execute construction and engineering projects for major combat operations, disaster response, and humanitarian assistance. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS STEPHANE BELCHER)

By Petty Officer 1St Class Stephane Belcher Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 began Operation Turning Point, also known as their Field Training Exercise (FTX), across Southern California on 30 May. PORT HUENEME, Cali. — Operation Turning Point focuses on constructing advanced bases while maintaining proficiency in tactics and survivability. As part of tactics and survivability, they will only take the gear they were issued, sleep in their field tents, and live on Meals-Readyto-Eat throughout the operations. “We will do our best [at FTX] with positive attitudes, motivation, and the willingness to learn,” said Cmdr. Andrew Olsen, NMCB-5’s commanding officer. “Truly, this is another example of how we succeed together. Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast.” This 24-hour exercise is a series of missions that continues to train the Seabees. They will establish Advanced and Expeditionary Naval Bases, focusing on airfield damage repair and port damage repair to restore freedom of navigation in a simulated area of operations. Other project taskings include two miles of road repairs, building Southwest Asia

U.S. Navy Seabees with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 load equipment onto the deck of a PTS-250 ocean-going landing barge, May 29. ( MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS STEPHANE BELCHER)

Huts, tent decks, and timber bunkers while maintaining their defensive perimeters, logistics, and communication lines from

each location. NMCB-5’s FTX operations are from Naval Base Ventura County, Vandenberg

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Navy Officially Changes Status of 13 USS Indianapolis Sailors Lost During World War II Courtesy Story

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one already and they have all had very high things to say about it.” “My father and I watched the original Top Gun and I would expect this one to be a little bit better because every sequel is supposed to be better,” said Airman Peter Vankuren, assigned to the USS Essex (LHD 2), from Lynchburg, Va. “I found out about the film due to a lot of friends telling me how awesome this movie is and I figured

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — The Navy has officially changed the status of 13 Sailors lost when the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) was sunk in 1945 from “Unaccounted for” to “Buried at Sea,” Navy Casualty announced May 27. The change in status is the result of extensive research between Naval History and Heritage Command (NHHC), Navy Casualty Office, the USS Indianapolis Survivors Association, the USS Indianapolis Legacy Organization, and the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation. The announcement helps bring closure to the families of these Sailors who lost their lives at the end of a secret mission which helped end World War II. USS Indianapolis sank July 30, 1945 after being struck by two Japanese torpedoes. The Sailors whose status changed are: Seaman 1st Class George Stanley Abbott Seaman 2nd Class Eugene Clifford Batson Gunner’s Mate 1st Class William Alexander Haynes Seaman 2nd Class Albert Raymond Kelly Seaman 1st Class Albert Davis Lundgren Fireman 1st Class Ollie McHone Seaman 2nd Class George David Payne

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Sailors and Marines, assigned to the 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Navy Medical Center San Diego, pose for a photograph outside the Cinemark at the Pike and XD theater, located in Long Beach, Calif., during the premiere of“Top Gun: Maverick”as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 1ST CLASS COLIN SHERIDAN)

Sailors and Marines Attend Premiere of Top Gun: Maverick By Petty Officer 1St Class Colin Sheridan Navy Region Southwest

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Sailors and Marines, assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), the 1st Marine Logistics Group, and Navy Medical Center San Diego, attended the premiere of Top Gun: Maverick at the Cinemark at the Pike and XD theater, located in Long Beach, Calif., as part of Los Angeles Fleet Week

May 29, 2022. Sailors went into the premiere with their own set of expectations for the film based on their memories of seeing the original Top Gun. “After seeing the first movie, I had expectations of continuing on with the story and seeing how the story continues on through the future,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Dyllon Canady, assigned to Navy Medical Center San Diego, from Las Vegas. “I’ve had family members see the second


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By Lisa Smith Molinari “We’re looking at a ninety-two degree high, but it’ll feel like one hundred today,” the weatherman said while we sipped our morning coffee. I was visiting my daughter, Anna, and it was going to be an unusually hot spring day in Manhattan. When Anna moved to New York City to start work as a fashion designer, we worried. So many people. So much garbage. So much crime. However, much to our surprise, she and two college friends found a lovely apartment in the East Village’s “Stuytown.” The well-kept buildings are nestled in a sylvan campus-like setting, with a cohesive mix of elderly retirees, graduate students, and young professionals, not to mention adorable dogs and babies. On that steamy Saturday, Anna planned to take me to Stuytown’s Annual Flea Market, where residents sell second hand items, collectibles, and crafts along the curved walkways surrounding the apartment complex’s parks and fountains. In Anna’s air-conditioned apartment that morning, we tag teamed in the mirror. I dressed to feel cool, in shorts, a linen shirt, and practical tennis shoes. Anna dressed, not to feel cool but to look cool, in a pleated JeanPaul Gaultier skirt, a fringed denim handbag, and vintage Harley Davidson platform shoes adorned with red flames, echoing Anna’s long, wavy red hair. Outside on the hot sidewalk, we expected to be blasted with whiffs of steaming garbage, stagnant carbon monoxide, and the aroma of dead things floating in the Hudson River. But instead, we found the warm weather quite tolerable, enjoyable even, among the mature trees in Stuytown’s verdant complex. Like an injection, we entered the flow of customers winding through the flea market’s veins. Anna found a funny game. I scored nautical brass bookends for my Navy husband. Children ran to stalls selling toys. Dogs pulled on their leashes, seeking shade under tables. The eclectic mix of flea market goods reflected the residents selling them, and I found myself investigating the people as much as their merchandise. A woman with a thick Asian accent insisted that I was her long lost friend Brenda. “I swear, my name is Lisa,” I told her. “Are you sure?” she asked skeptically.

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On our way to another stall, I spotted an elderly woman dressed to the nines. Her bleached hair sat under a bubblegum pink felt hat, which precisely matched her shoes and bright floral dress. She didn’t walk or stroll, she strutted with her head held high, like a pink peacock. Unlike shoppers, she had no bag for carrying newly-acquired treasures. Like vendors, she was there to display her wares for others to covet. An old woman in a shirt embroidered with pansies explained why she had so many protractors for sale — she had had a long career in mechanical drafting. “No one uses these anymore,” she said, wistfully. I bought a lithograph of an antique typewriter from a man who was a sportswriter. We chatted about writing, and his collection of first responder patches. “Here, take any one you want,” he offered as a gesture of camaraderie. I elbowed my way between two women at a table glittering with bold costume jewelry, rhinestone-crusted vanity items, and a long ebony cigarette holder. “These were my moth-

er’s and my aunt’s,” the seller boasted. “Whoever they are, I want to party with them!” I joked in return. “Mother!” Anna whisper-shouted behind me. “What?” “You don’t have to talk to everyone!” Anna said, “It’s embarrassing!” “Embarrassment is a wasted emotion. Shame is worth feeling, but if you haven’t done anything wrong, there’s no good reason to be embarrassed,” I lectured. Anna rolled her eyes. Later that night the city cooled, and we walked to dinner. Anna had braided her red locks into three long plaits and wore a cropped shirt, cowgirl printed skirt, and metallic pink stiletto boots. By the time we reached the Italian restaurant, six New Yorkers had commented on her style. I realized that humans are complex. We all want to connect, but we do it in different ways. That night, I shamelessly chatted with anyone I found interesting, while my daughter strutted with her head held high, like a peacock in pink metallic boots.

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By Military Onesource As a parent, you want to both protect your children and help them be their best. Helping them learn and grow is a big way to achieve both goals. You’ll want to give your kids a head start in their education so they can safely navigate through the sometimes tricky terrain of school. Use the following tips and resources to help your child adjust to and do well in school. You can also find resources and services to help support children after a traumatic event. Give your child a support network Talk to a school liaison. Your installation school liaison is your first stop for assistance with all things education. School liaisons can help you determine the best fit for your child when changing schools and provide necessary information about culture, academics and extracurricular activities — your “must haves.” They can also connect you with youth programs outside of school and provide assistance for your child’s specific educational needs. Home-schooling? Your school liaison can fill you in on state and local home-schooling requirements and connect you with nearby home-school groups. Installation youth centers offer enrichment classes and may open their facilities during the school day to children who receive home school education. Contact your installation youth center for more information. Get your child a tutor. It’s easier to keep up than catch up. Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families can help your student stay ahead or get caught up. Live tutors are online and can help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more. Tutoring and homework help is available 24/7 at no cost to activeduty service members, their spouses and K-12 dependents, as well as surviving spouses (unmarried,) and surviving dependent children and orphans of personnel who died on active duty or while in retired status (whether the surviving spouse remarries or not). Participate in child, youth and teen programs. Child and youth programs provide safe, developmentally-appropriate places for your child to socialize and grow, develop essential skills and make lasting connec-

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tions. Youth centers are available on almost every installation where families PCS, and are staffed with trained professionals who understand how to connect with youth, support them in their teen years and recognize the signs of stress. Learn more about military youth and teen programs. Support your student at home. Learning never stops. Here’s how to support your student at any age: • Give your child a quiet place to study; help your student develop a routine. • Monitor homework and help your student chip away at larger projects. • Keep your children engaged. Ask them specific, not general, questions about school. Talk about your own work and how it connects to what they are learning. If your child has a disability or special need, the Exceptional Family Member Program can help you navigate the Defense Department’s network of services and support. Use the EFMP & Me online tool to create an education checklist with information and resources tailored for your family. If your family has low income, a foster child or a child with special needs, you’re eligible for the national Head Start Program. This program teaches reading, math and other key skills to children age five and younger before they start kindergarten. They also receive nutrition, health and social services. Live overseas? The Defense Department developed the Sure Start program to provide Head Start-like services to families living overseas.

The program is open primarily to four-yearold children of command-sponsored service members. If your child has experienced a traumatic event, reach out to the following resources for support. Confidential, non-medical counseling is offered through both child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors and Military OneSource non-medical counseling. These counselors are available at most installation youth and child development centers, and also at many schools both on and off base. Following a tragedy, it can also help for children to have a positive place to go such as installation child and youth centers where professionals understand the developmental needs of children, youth and teens. Contact your installation youth center for information on local programs and services. Your installation school liaison can also help with referral and support information. Learn more in this article about how to cope with a traumatic event. Military OneSource is by your side so you can be good guardians of your children’s education. Questions along the way? Whether you are looking to give your children an educational head start, prepare for standardized tests in high school, or help them learn to manage life challenges, we can help. To connect to an education consultant, call Military OneSource 24/7 at 800-342-9647, view overseas calling options or schedule a live chat.

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The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returns to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility. North Carolina performed a full spectrum of operations, including anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, during the extended seven-month, Indo-Pacific deployment. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS AJA BLEU JACKSON)

USS North Carolina Returns from Patrol Courtesy Story

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JOINT BASE PEARL HARB ORHICKAM, Hawaii. — The Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777) returned to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a seven-month deployment, May 25. North Carolina departed Pearl Harbor Nov. 4, 2021 for a regularly-scheduled deployment, in which they performed a full spectrum of operations, to include antisubmarine and anti-surface warfare in the Indo-Pacific region. “First, I appreciate the support of the families and our Navy team, as well as our ship’s sponsors from the great state of North Carolina. Our ability to excel during the deployment was in large part due to your

support,” said North Carolina Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Michael Fisher, from Sterling Heights, Mich. “This deployment demonstrated the full range of submarine operations and the resiliency of our ship and our crew.” North Carolina’s deployment included homeland defense, and operating forward in the Indo-Pacific. “The crew’s performance exceeded my expectations,” said Master Chief Alex Jones, from Virginia Beach, Va., North Carolina’s chief of the boat. ”The ability of North Carolina Sailors to not just get the job done, but to dominate the battle space while looking out for each other, maintaining positive attitudes and proudly representing our country to allied nations on liberty is eye watering.” During the deployment, North Carolina

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had 42 Sailors earn their Submarine Warfare Specialist designation (Dolphins), demonstrating that they are fully qualified in submarines. “My most memorable part of deployment was qualifying submarines and joining the elite group of ladies and gentlemen who share the pride,” said Fire Control Technician Seaman (SS) Christopher Mettler from Crofton, Md. North Carolina was commissioned May 3, 2008. North Carolina is the fourth Virginiaclass submarine and the fourth U.S. Navy ship to be named for the state of North Carolina. It is 377 feet long with a beam of 34 feet. Virginia-class, fast-attack submarines have a crew of approximately 132, made up of 15 officers and 117 enlisted Sailors. Fastattack submarines, like North Carolina, are multi-mission platforms enabling five of the

”Maintaining positive attitudes and proudly representing our country to allied nations on liberty is eye watering.” — Master Chief Alex Jones, six Navy maritime strategy core-capabilities — sea control, power projection, forward presence, maritime security, and deterrence. The submarine is designed to excel in antisubmarine warfare; anti-ship warfare; strike warfare; special operations; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare — from open ocean anti-submarine warfare to intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, to projecting power ashore with special operation forces and Tomahawk cruise missiles in the prevention or preparation of regional crises.



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Sailors from Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) visit the fire safety booth during the summer safety stand-down. NMRC, along with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, held the summer safety stand-down for command staff. The event featured a safety presentation followed by outdoor demonstrations by guest organizations, including the Maryland Park Service, Montgomery County Police Department and Fort Detrick/Forest Glen Fire Department. (MICHAEL WILSON)

NMRC Staff Attend StandDown for Summer Safety By Sidney Hinds

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SILVER SPRING, Md. — Sailors and staff of Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) participated in a summer safety stand-down on May 26. NMRC, along with Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, held a two-part event, which featured a summer safety presentation followed by outdoor activities. The outdoor event featured booths and demonstrations by representatives from various guest organizations, including the Maryland Park Service, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD) and Fort Detrick/Forest Glen Fire Department. Representatives provided answers to

staff questions on issues such as gardening, swimming safety and preparing for summer outings. Officer Joy Bartholomew, an MCPD representative, spoke highly of the commands. “There are very few problems on the facility itself,” Bartholomew said, “but off facility, there are issues that everyone encounters — vehicle dangers, pedestrian safety and bicycle safety, especially in the summer.” Summer safety was the focus of the standdown, one of two that the Navy conducts annually to address seasonal safety issues. “Summer is the time for the greatest number of injuries among DoD personnel,” said Thomas Croker, the Joint Safety Office’s lead occupational safety health specialist. “It’s when people get outdoors

and go on vacations. We want people to keep the safety elements of all these summer activities at the forefront of their minds.” While guidance offered at the booths emphasized off-site summer safety, standdown activities such as the hand washing demonstrations had additional relevance specific to these research facilities. “Hand washing is the first line of defense against infection and disease,” said Karon Floyd, deputy director of the Joint Safety Office. “On an installation where researchers work with viruses and bacteria, we need to be aware of what we touch in the lab and in common areas. When you touch a key pad with the gloves you handled bacteria with, you don’t know if next person might touch

it with their bare hands.” Handwashing guidance has increasing importance for all staff over the past two years as an everyday means of controlling COVID-19 transmission. Croker emphasized at the end of the stand-down that safety encompasses everyone at the research facilities. “Joint Safety [Office] is here to make sure this is a safe and healthy environment for everyone on the installation,” he said. “That’s true whether they are military, civilian, or contractor.” NMRC’s eight research commands are engaged in a broad spectrum of activity from basic science in the laboratory to field studies in austere and remote areas of the world to investigations in operational environments. In support of the Navy, Marine Corps, and joint U.S. warfighters, researchers study infectious diseases, biological warfare detection and defense, combat casualty care, environmental health concerns, aerospace and undersea medicine, medical modeling, simulation, operational mission support, epidemiology, and behavioral sciences.

Littoral combat ship USS Sioux City (LCS 11) transits the Suez Canal, May 29. Sioux City is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of operations to help ensure maritime security and stability in the Middle East region. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas A. RUSSELL)

USS Sioux City Makes Historic Arrival to U.S. 5th Fleet By NAVCENT Public Affairs

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BAHRAIN — USS Sioux City (LCS 11) arrived in the U.S. 5th Fleet region May 28, marking the first time a littoral combat ship has deployed to the Middle East. The ship and crew of 75 personnel are currently sailing in the Red Sea after departing Mayport, Florida in April. Sioux City is operating in support of a newly established

multinational task force, Combined Task Force (CTF) 153, focused on maritime security and partner capacity building in the Red Sea, Bab al-Mandeb and Gulf of Aden. “We’re excited to welcome a littoral combat ship to the Middle East for the first time,” said Vice Adm. Brad Cooper, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces. “Sioux City’s arrival is not only historic but essential to regional maritime security given its imme-

diate integration with our new multinational naval task force.” CTF 153 is one of four multinational task forces organized under Combined Maritime Forces, the largest international naval partnership with 34 nations. Led by the United States, Combined Maritime Forces is headquartered in Bahrain with U.S. 5th Fleet. Littoral combat ships are versatile, enabling them to support a broad spectrum of fleet missions and operate alongside regional

navies and coast guards. Last year, Sioux City operated in the Caribbean Sea where it seized 600 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $24 million from drug traffickers in April. In October, the ship seized nearly 500 kilograms of cocaine worth $20 million in the Caribbean. “We’re thrilled to have Sioux City join our team,” said Capt. Robert Francis, commander of CTF 153. “They’ve worked collaboratively in bringing enhanced capabilities to other regions and that’s certainly what we’re looking forward to here in the Middle East while operating with our international partners.” The U.S. 5th Fleet region includes 21 countries, the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea, parts of the Indian Ocean and three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, Bab al-Mandeb and Suez Canal.

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Aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) pulls alongside USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) during a replenishment-at-sea May 15, 2020. Ford is underway in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications. (MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS RYAN SEELBACH)

NAVSUP expands logistics support capabilities to the Fleet in Europe’s High North, Baltics and Artic Circle By Joseph Yanik

Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella

UNITED KINGDOM — At its cooperative security location located at Defense Munitions (DM) Crombie, Scotland, United Kingdom, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center Sigonella (NAVSUP FLCSI) is expanding logistics capabilities to support U.S. Naval and Allied ships, submarines, aircraft and expeditionary forces deploying into, and operating across, the High North, Baltics and Arctic Circle. In early May 2022, some of the command’s logisticians coordinated the loading, shipment and delivery of cargo and mail to DM Crombie and Tromso, Norway, where the USNS Patuxent (T-AO 201) and USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) conducted scheduled port visits, respectively. “Our port visit at DM Crombie was a ‘first’ for a ship of our class,” said First Officer (I/O) Josh Becker, USNS Patuxent’s chief mate. “This is significant because it opens up a port on the East coast of Scotland for cargo and stores to service the North Sea area. Previously, our

nearest options were in the Firth of Clyde on the West Coast, which requires an extra day of transit to and from the North Sea.” Prior to the port visit, Patuxent had joined the USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) to participate in the U.S. Sixth Fleet Exercise Northern Viking 2022 (NV22). NV22 aimed to strengthen interoperability and force readiness between the U.S., Iceland and Allied Nations and enables execution of multi-domain command and control of joint and coalition forces in the defense of Iceland and the Sea Lines of Communication in the Greenland-Iceland-United Kingdom Gap. In mid-May, elements of the USS Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and forces from Task Group 6½.4 have been participating in the Estonian-led exercise Siil 22, also known in English as Exercise Hedgehog, in Tallinn, Estonia. Exercise Hedgehog is designed to exercise command and control and security threat response while evaluating combat readiness of Estonian 2nd Infantry Brigade and Center of Strategic Communication.

“Our ability to support ships like USNS Patuxent and USS Kearsarge at and from our site in Scotland are two concrete examples of NAVSUP’s expanding capabilities delivering holistic operational readiness to the Fleet where and when our deployed Warfighters need it,” said Capt. Douglas S. MacKenzie, NAVSUP FLCSI commanding officer. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of the NAVSUP team and our growing logistics network of mission partners, Site Crombie is fast becoming a logistics center of gravity from which we can better facilitate end-to-end sustainment across Europe’s High North region.” To successfully meet the re-supply and commercial husbanding requirements for the Patuxent and Kearsarge, NAVSUP FLCSI logisticians and contracting specialists coordinated with their mission partners at DM Crombie, including the ships’ supply officers, Command Task Force 63 and DM Crombie’s port operations and harbor master. Homeported at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia, Patuxent is one of Military Sealift Command’s Fleet Replenishment Oilers that

serves as the supply line to U.S. Navy surface combatant ships at sea. With a storage capacity of around 159,000 barrels of fuel oil and jet fuel, replenishment oilers enable the fleet to remain at sea and combat ready for extended lengths of time. It is responsible for conducting hundreds of at-sea replenishment operations annually. USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) ARG is under the command and control of Task Force 6½. The ARG consists of USS Kearsarge; the San-Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship USS Arlington (LPD 24); and the Whidbey Islandclass dock landing ship USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). Site Crombie is NAVSUP FLCSI’s cooperative security location strategically positioned to support NAVEUR-NAVAF, U.S. Sixth Fleet and Joint Warfighters who routinely conduct operations with their High North Allies and Partners. From this transshipment hub, FLCSI Site Crombie’s logisticians and their mission partners enable the expansion of maritime sustainment through its key support services such as customs clearance, logistics re-supply, warehousing, transportation, inter- & intra-theater cargo and mail distribution. FLCSI is one of NAVSUP’s eight globally-positioned commands that provides a full range of solutions for logistics, business and support services to the U.S. Naval, Joint, NATO and Allied Forces across 14 enduring and forward operating sites; forward contingency and cooperative security locations in 13 countries in Europe and Africa.

NSWCPD “Many Voices” Team Wins Silver Medal at Annual Philadelphia Federal Executive Board Awards Ceremony By Margaret Kenyon

Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division

UNITED STATES — Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division’s “Many Voices” team won a Silver Medal during the annual Philadelphia Federal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Government Awards Ceremony conducted at the William J. Green Federal Building in downtown Philadelphia on May 4, 2022. Held each year during Public Service Recognition Week the first week of May, the awards ceremony celebrates achievements in public service by recognizing Philadelphia regional federal government personnel in a number of categories including Outstanding Achievement (Supervisory/Manager and Non-Supervisor), Outstanding Mentor/Coach, and Steadfast Achievement, among others. This year, the Philadelphia FEB received 66 nominations from 15 federal agencies representing 760 federal employees in nine categories (seven individuals and two groups). There were 40 nominations for individuals and 26 nominations for groups. “Many Voices” won in the Adele Mayo Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)/Leadership Award that recognizes “outstanding achievements in promoting and contributing to the effectiveness of EEO/Diversity Programs, as well as demonstrated commitment to building or maintaining a fully integrated workforce through effective actions and communications with employees and management,” according to the awards ceremony program. “This award is the culmination of the hard work and time put in by the team to create a diverse workforce and to transform our command into the workplace of the future,” said NSWCPD’s Deputy EEO Robert Turner upon receiving the silver.

With the Transportation Security Administration Honor Guard in the background, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division personnel representing the command’s“Many Voices”team accept the Silver Medal at the annual Philadelphia Federal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Government Awards Ceremony on May 4, 2022. (Margaret A. KENYON)

Originally kicked off in April 2021, NSWCPD’s “Many Voices” initiative stems from the 2020 “Many Voices — One NAVSEA (Naval Sea Systems Command) - A NAVSEA Forum: Candid Conversations Dealing with Conversations on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” a response to an annual command climate survey and focus groups constructed to improve the work environment. This six-month “Many Voices” pilot program consisted of five groups totaling 83 employees who participated in lively monthly sessions to tackle complex topics to help the workforce embrace diversity and inclusion. At the end of the pilot program each small group presented their “capstone project” to NSWCPD leadership. Topics briefed included equity in the promotion process, communication is key, building effective and inclusion teams that value all career fields, digital tools strategy, and emotional intelligence. “Many Voices” team members recognized in addition to Turner were: Nigel Thijs, Theresa Steck, Dawn Ware, Karen Dunlevy Miller, Matthew Iannone, Cynthia Esposito, Rayann Surel, Scott Harris, Margaret Kenyon, Crystal Roach, Schalor Blackshear, Pamela Rogers,

Edwin Rosa, Noah Zorzi, and Karen Gutmaker. In addition to the “Many Voices” team, after the official ceremony a number of NSWCPD personnel were recognized with Distinguished Nominee Certificates, including: • Collaboration Champions category: COVID Contracts Cost/Price Team (CARES) Team with NSWCPD members Latoya Deaton, Peter Moskalow, and Joseph Ward, and from Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA Mark Oertel) • Outstanding Achievement in the COVID Environment-Group category: Total Ship Information Management System (TSIMS) Development Team: Michael Roantree and Timothy Lamey • Outstanding Achievement Non-Supervisory category: Michael D’Elia • Outstanding Mentor/Coach: Vickie Miller • Steadfast Achievement category: John Reed Also, recognized during the ceremony as incoming FEB Partners in Equality (PIE) Council Chairs were NSWCPD’s Crystal Roach and Alexandra “Alex” Minichino. According to the awards ceremony program “PIE Council members are involved in diversity, inclusion,

and EEO, and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming and supporting of all. The PIE Council plans the EEO/Diversity Day of Training each year and offers three additional quarterly meetings on EEO, diversity, leadership, and management issues. The PIE Council manages the ADR/Shared Neutrals program and supplies mediators for Philadelphia FEB agencies that request a mediation. They also represent federal agencies at college career fairs and other recruitment events. In addition, Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) awards and Vietnam War Veterans were recognized during the in-person event that was also live streamed. NSWCPD employs approximately 2,800 civilian engineers, scientists, technicians, and support personnel. The NSWCPD team does the research and development, test and evaluation, acquisition support, and in-service and logistics engineering for the non-nuclear machinery, ship machinery systems, and related equipment and material for Navy surface ships and submarines. NSWCPD is also the lead organization providing cybersecurity for all ship systems.

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Storekeeper 3rd Class Alvin Wilder Rahn Ship’s Cook 3rd Class Jose Antonio Saenz Coxswain Charles Byrd Sparks Radioman 2nd Class Joseph Mason Strain Ship’s Service Man Laundryman 3rd Class Angelo Anthony Sudano Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Floyd Ralph Wolfe Approximately 300 of the ship’s 1,195 Sailors went down with the ship, and some 900 men were set adrift. Only 316 survived. Due to administrative errors, many Sailors who were recovered from the ocean and buried at sea from responding vessels were misclassified as “Missing in Action “or “Unaccounted for.” According to Rick Stone, who previously served at NHHC, he initiated the USS Indianapolis Burial at Sea Project to determine if any Indianapolis casualties met this criteria. Following his retirement from government service, he established the Chief Rick Stone and Family Charitable Foundation to continue the project and located documentation proving the 13 Sailors were misclassified. According to the foundation’s USS Indianapolis Burial at Sea Project web page, “recovering a lost Sailor, giving their loved ones and family closure, is the greatest gift we can imagine and the greatest way to celebrate and thank the Sailors who lost their lives aboard the USS Indianapolis.” “One of my favorite quotes is ‘Poor is the nation that has no heroes but shameful is the nation who, having heroes, forgets them,’ ” Stone said. “Our foundation will never forget the heroes of the USS Indianapolis and are proud of our role in helping thirteen families learn that the Navy went to great lengths to honor them soon after their deaths.” Capt. Robert McMahon, director of the Navy Casualty Office, said bringing closure to families of those lost at sea is a “solemn duty and obligation” he takes to heart. “Nothing is more important to me than giving families that knowledge when the unthinkable happens,” he said. “No amount of time lessens the loss, however, if we can bring some certainty to loved ones, even seven decades later, we are keeping faith with those we lost.” One of those family members, William Baxter, nephew of Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Wolfe, was notified April 26 of the change in status. Sailors from Naval Medical Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) Beaufort, South Carolina, arrived at his door with a certificate and flag to recognize Wolfe’s sacrifice.

Top Gun from Page 1

why not.” After the showing, Sailors shared their opinions and favorite aspects of the film, drawing on their own Navy experiences. “My favorite part of the film was how they stuck with the story line and built upon it,” said

The Navy has officially changed the status of 13 Sailors lost when the USS Indianapolis (CA 35) was sunk in 1945 from“Unaccounted for”to “Buried at Sea,” Navy Casualty announced May 27.( MASS COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST 2ND CLASS LEX BARLOWE)

Baxter, an Okatie, South Carolina, native, said while he did not know his uncle, “it’s nice to finally have some closure to what actually happened to [him]. Thank you all for going above and beyond for me and my family. I wasn’t expecting all of this, but thank you.” “It was an absolute honor and a privilege to be

a part of informing Mr. Baxter and his family of his uncle’s status change, and also being a part of history,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Naomi Hall, one of the Sailors from NMRTC Beaufort involved in making notifications. Navy Casualty’s mission is providing timely and first-class casualty assistance to Navy fami-

lies when a Sailor is seriously ill or injured, is placed in a duty status whereabouts unknown (DUSTWUN), or is declared missing and/or Prisoner of War or dies. Learn more about Navy Casualty at: ht t p s : / / w w w. my n av y h r. n av y. m i l / Support-Services/Casualty/

Canady. “It was cool seeing, being based out of San Diego, seeing the places that I’ve been to and being able to connect to that in a way.” “It was a shock to me that Tom Cruise still has the same energy he did in the first film and that he was able to maintain that composure of a captain aviator,” said Vankuren. “My favorite part of the film was that at the introduction of the movie they were using somewhat the same introduction as used in the original and I love

when they get back to the basics.” Fleet Week is an annual, multi-day celebration of our nation’s Sea Services held on the LA Waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles over the Memorial Day Weekend. Free to the public, the event features public ship tours, military displays and equipment demonstrations, live entertainment, aircraft flyovers, and a Galley Wars culinary cook-off competition between Navy, Army, Marine and Coastguard teams.

The event is May 24-30. LAFW is an opportunity for the American public to meet their Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard teams and experience America’s sea services. During fleet week, service members participate in various community service events, showcase capabilities and equipment to the community, and enjoy the hospitality of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.

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Actors from“Twelfth Night or What You Will”in 2021. (COURTESY PHOTO)

By Laura J. Sanford Tidewater Community College Theatre celebrates the 25th season of Shakespeare in the Grove with a magical and mesmerizing presentation of “The Tempest.” The free public performances will be held June 22-26, starting at 8 p.m., weather permitting. This year’s production will take center stage on the Grove stage, located behind the Pass building on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road. A cast and crew of more than 35 student and veteran actors will bring this popular Shakespeare play to life. Shakespeare in the Grove got its start

with a “passion and a plank” according to founder Ed Jacob, the faculty member with the idea to launch outdoor theatre on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus with its grove of trees and open spaces. What started in 1996 with four platforms to perform on, a limited budget, scenery and simple costumes has grown into a professional production with a full stage, vibrant costumes, lights and plenty of technical support. “People enjoy the atmosphere of Shakespeare under the stars. It’s summer. It’s a free event. And there’s something about being outside and hearing that old, romantic sort of verse and enjoying a picnic,” said Matthew Gorris, TCC Theatre faculty lead

and artistic director. Shakespeare in the Grove plays are pared down to roughly two hours. In “The Tempest” the main character Prospero uses magic to conjure a storm and torment the survivors of a shipwreck, including the King of Naples and Prospero’s treacherous brother, Antonio. Conflict ensues but in the end, families are reunited and all conflict is resolved. TCC’s version of the play takes on magical elements, with an untouched island setting, complete with sprites to entertain and monsters to mesmerize. “`The Tempest’ is a story of redemption and celebration that is especially fitting

after the pandemic,” said director Trey Clarkson. “Our story is a celebration with live music, live dance and magic to fill the air as we commemorate 25 years of Shakespeare in the Grove.” “Shakespeare in the Grove at TCC is a local gem — there’s absolutely nothing like it in the area,” added Gorris. Shakespeare in the Grove is sponsored by TCC and the Chesapeake Fine Arts Commission. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner; insect repellent is also recommended. For more information, contact Matthew Gorris at mgorris@tcc.edu or 757-822-5219.

Podcasts extraordinaire Conrad Thompson talks Starrcast V, Ric Flair’s Last Match Interview conducted by Yiorgo Pro wrestling fans rejoice! After a threeand-a-half year hiatus do to COVID, Starrcast V, THE professional wrestling fanfest of the year, is taking place at the world famous Nashville Fairgrounds in Nashville, Tennessee from Friday, July 29th to Sunday, July 31st just a few miles away from WWE’s summer extravaganza, SummerSlam, taking place July 30th. Yiorgo: With us today is Conrad Thompson, multi-winning podcaster, mortgage guy, huge wrestling fan whose brainchild it was to start Starrcast. Conrad, for the uninitiated, what is Starrcast? Conrad Thompson: Starrcast is a pro wrestling convention like no other. We give wrestling fans plenty of opportunities to meet their favorite wrestlers, purchase wrestling merchandise, memorabilia, photo ops, autographs and so much more. Y: How is it different from other wrestling conventions? CT: The major difference is that we at Starrcast present dozens of “stage shows” featuring live podcasts, roasts, panel discussions, Q&A sessions and an “After Party”. The live stage shows begin Friday, July 29th at 8:00PM Central time and will wind down Sunday, July 31st at 4:30PM Central, with Ric Flair’s Last Match beginning next door at 5:05 central, 6:05 PM Eastern. Ric Flair’s Last Match is a one night only event

for Jim Crockett Promotions and the whole Crockett family will be there, and a lot of who’s who of Ric’s rolodex will be at ringside taking in a pretty big night. Y: Who are some of the names that will be in attendance for the fans to meet, have a photo op and get autographs? We are constantly adding names but some that we have already announced are: Brian Danielson, Bret Hart, Kevin Nash, X-Pac, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, JJ Dillon, Lex Luger, Barry Windham, Magnum TA, Tony Schiavone, David Crockett, Tommy Young, Miro, Eric Bischoff, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express, Jeff Jarrett, Jerry Jarrett,Jerry Lawler, Steiner Brothers, Ron Simmons, Sargent Slaughter, and so many more. How can fans purchase tickets, get more info and see it at home if they are not able to attend? Fans can go to www.starrcast.com for all the info. For those not able to attend, they can watch everything from home on www. fite.com Y: One of the many highlights of the weekend will be the Four Horseman coming together like never before. Tell us about it? CT: Because SummerSlam is on Saturday, I thought we have a real opportunity here so we will do Jim Crockett Promotions one last time. We get the whole thing kicked off Friday night, July 29th with the roast of Ric Flair and as you can imagine, Ric has a


rolodex like nobody else, from celebrities, to comedians, to athletes, to movie stars to wrestlers and this will also be on fite and Pay-Per-View platforms. Then on Saturday, July 30th, we are getting the old gang together from the old Jim Crockett Promotions (JCP) days and we are calling it “The

Last Ride of the Horsemen”. This will be the ultimate photo op ever involving the recreation of the original TBS 6:05pm backdrop. It will be identical, so it will be the TBS set with the Horsemen and you can get your Turn to Starrcast V, Page 3

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Juneteenth Celebrations

From The City of Norfolk

The City of Norfolk is committed to acknowledging our history and celebrating the diversity of our city by commemorating Juneteenth as a day of recognition, restoration, and celebration. Juneteenth is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, a word created by joining the words “June” and “nineteenth” together. It honors June 19, 1865, the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, the last of the former Confederate states to abolish slavery, finally heard that the Civil War had ended, and learned that the Emancipation Proclamation had made them free nearly two years earlier. In honor of Juneteenth, the City of Norfolk is hosting is a variety in-person and virtual event from June 13th -18th. Join us as we

further our commitment to being a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive city by attending one or all of the events. Norfolk Public Libraries Adult Programs Juneteenth Trivia Contest will run June 13-17, 2022. Patrons may participate via associated social media posts or by coming in the branch to submit answers. All who answer correctly will be entered into prize drawing. The prize will consist of an Ancestry DNA Kit, Flavors of Africa: Discover Authentic Family Recipes from All Over the Continent cookbook, the 1619 Project book collection, and a Ghanaian Wing U-Shopper Bolga Basket. Youth Services Celebrate Juneteenth with Storyteller Eunice Shands will premiere virtually on June 18, 2022 @ 2 PM via NPL’s Facebook Page. Eunice Shands will conduct a book talk on the picture book The 1619 Project: Born on

the Water. Frederick Douglass: “On Slavery and Emancipation” performance will premiere June 18 @ 8 AM. As portrayed by Nathan Richardson, Frederick Douglass shares true tales of his life of being enslaved, his escape to freedom, and his rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist. Mr. Douglass will recite an excerpt from his most famous speech, “What to the Slave is the 4th of July.” Registration required. Email NPLPrograms@norfolk.gov for access. Richard A. Tucker Memorial Library Community Day will take place on June 18, 2022, from 12-4 PM. This event will encompass a celebration of Juneteenth, Black Music Month, and the Summer Reading Program Kickoff. The following activities and attractions will take place. Opening Ceremony Youth Band

Gospel Choir Arts & Crafts Inflatables StoryWalk ® with 1619 Project book “Born on the Water” Children’s Village & Much more Slover Library Juneteenth Freedom Festival @ Slover Saturday, June 18 from 1 PM to 5:30 PM 1 PM to 3 PM Juneteenth Stations - Slover Forum | 4 PM Juneteenth the Production Room 650 Slover Library and TRS Productions proudly present the 2022 Juneteenth Freedom Festival. This free family event features aa vendor fair, drum circles, African dance classes, music trivia, art, a living history museum, an “At the Table” soul food exhibit, and an African “American Heritage in Stitching Freedom Quilt” presentation. Festivities conclude with a theatrical performance, “Juneteenth the Production,” where visitors journey back in time with two grandparents to learn the historical significance of Freedom Day (Juneteenth). (All Ages)

to 12. Additionally, Newport News Tourism has eliminated the “professional” and “non-professional” categories to award just one grand prize of $500 to a single winner. An honorable mention prize of two VIP Passports for four people to enjoy the attractions in Newport News, valued at more than $100, is awarded to

the runner-up. Visit www.newport-news.org for full contest details — including entry form, submission guidelines, location ideas, and other suggestions to help you get started. Call the Newport News Visitor Center at 757-886-7777 or 888-493-7386 for additional information.

ZOOM IN on Newport News Photo Contest Starts June 1 By Rebecca Cutchins Newport News Tourism

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The spring and summer months are an ideal time to take photos in Newport News, and this year your photograph might win you $500. Kicking off June 1, the city’s ZOOM IN on Newport News Photo Contest is returning for its 13th year. The theme for this year’s competition is “H2O in NN.” Of the 120 square miles that is Newport News, 51 square miles is water. The city is located near the mouth of the James River, extending southeast from Skiffe’s Creek along many miles of waterfront to the Hampton Roads harbor. That means there should be no problem finding the perfect photo of Newport News that includes water — whether it is along the Warwick River or on tributaries like Deep Creek and Lucas Creek. We envision entries ranging from stunning waterfront sunsets to massive naval vessels going in for repair at Newport News Shipyard — and everything in between. Even the aquariums at the Virginia Living Museum are suitable backdrops for your submissions. If it includes water in Newport News, consider it entry-worthy! Submitted images may be used in Newport News Tourism publications and on the city’s tourism website, therefore we ask that the photographs be taken in places that are recognizable as “Newport News.” We also ask that contestants not submit “selfies,” as these will not be eligible for the contest. People can be featured in the photos but if the photograph includes a recognizable face, then the model release section of the entry form must be completed. A panel of judges will choose the winners. Participants may submit up to five photographs, digital or film. Photographs taken prior to June


1, 2022, are eligible to be entered, but photos previously submitted to a prior ZOOM IN on Newport News Photo Contest are not allowed in the competition. Entries will be accepted through October 31, 2022. Last year, the age limit for contestants entering the competition was lowered from 18

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once in a lifetime photo op made. We will have the Horsemen panel discussion that includes: Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windam, Lex Luger and JJ Dillon and moderated by either David Crockett or Tony Schiavone either before or after the photo op. This will be a real special moment to relive those glory days. Y: Starrcast is known for its many, many “stage shows’. What are some



that you can mention at this time? CT: We will have Mick Foley doing his one man show, and Mick has a brand new podcast called “Foley is Pod” that I am co-hosting and will debuit tomorrow on all platforms June 3rd. We will also have our very first live show that weekend. Kevin Nash will be debuting his new podcast called “Kliq This” with Sean Oliver of Kayfabe Commentaries. Those two guys have been the kings of the shoot interview game and they are bringing it to a podcast platform and their first live show will be at Starrcast V. Renee Paquette will be there with a major guest that we are not announcing yet. One that is sure to get a lot of attention that weekend is Johnny Gargano, one of the biggest free agents in wrestling and we will sit down with him and discuss what’s next? One of the last panels that we will do right before SummerSlam will be a discussion with Bret Hart and Kenny McIntoch who

some people call the Conrad of the UK and they are going to discuss SummerSlam from 1992. It is probably the most famous match in WWE history over in the UK and the idea that we got Bret at SummerSlam 30 years later talking about that same SummerSlam match will be really, really special. Y: As a wrestling fan, who was your favorite growing up? CT: The reason I became a wrestling fan was because of Hulk Hogan. He was marketed to kids and was a real life He-Man, a comic book come to life, he was my Marvel super hero. Y: It is your love of pro wrestling and your many podcasts with the who’s who of the wrestling world that made all this possible. From Bruce Prichard to Ric Flair, from Tony Schiavone to Arn Anderson, from Kurt Angle to Jeff Jarrett, from Eric Bischoff to Mick Foley and you are constantly adding even more as we speak. CT: We are very blessed. Fans can find us

on all social platforms and at www.adfreeshows.com for many exclusive contents. Y: I notice with your different podcasts, your style and questions vary. How do you find your flow with each podcast? CT: I view my job as being the point guard, and getting the ball where it needs to be for my teammates to score. It’s not about me scoring points, it’s about me scoring assists. I let the play develop if you will, by letting our conversation evolve and based on the feedback, I’m going to support him by asking questions just like when you try to make a sale. I have to be able to adjust. I can’t be the same. My job is to be a chameleon. I have a background in sales and I’ve been blessed to talk to people from all walks of life and the way you ultimately make a sale is to ask questions from the very generic to the very specific and as you get more specific, now you can “close the sale”. Well that principle can apply to a really good podcast. We start very gener-

ally and we get more and more specific and at the end we get a story that the rest of the world has not heard. We move on and I try to do it again with a different topic. I view the art of what these guys have done to be pretty valuable, special and very important and in order for us to hang it on the wall, well it needs a frame and I think that’s me. I’ve got to frame this conversation and frame this art. I’m just the vehicle but also I know that I am the demographic. I am 40 years old and our average listener is 41. I have a pretty good idea of what we want to hear. Sometimes the talent, “the boys’ ‘, they don’t know. It’s been so long that they have been a fan that they don’t think like a fan anymore, they think like an insider. I’ll always think like a fan and have a pulse on what the fans want to hear. Yiorgo is an arts, entertainment and sports writer. A stage, TV and movie actor, he is also a sports entertainer, educator, motivational speaker, writer, storyteller and columnist.


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Apple Berry Salsa. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Sweet Ideas for Celebrating Parents All Year Round By Family Features Regardless of the occasion, any excuse to celebrate moms and dads is a worthy one. From birthdays and holidays to regular weekends at home, one of the best gifts you can give them is time spent together. The entire family - including little ones - can get involved when the celebration calls for easy yet delicious recipes. Start a day of celebrating on a high note with these Apple Cinnamon Waffles for a sweet breakfast in bed. As the day goes on, keep everyone energized with Apple, Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches or Apple Berry Salsa served with chips, apples or graham crackers. Finally, as the day winds to a close, finish off the festivities with Apple Blondie Cupcakes for one last reminder of how much Mom and Dad mean to you. These recipes and more family-friendly breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and snack ideas are enhanced by the satisfying texture and taste of Envy Apples for a consistently balanced, refreshing sweetness coupled with crisp, elegant crunch. Easy to spot by their large, sharable size and crimson red skin that sometimes features a golden blush, they offer a fresh flavor perfect for snacking. Try serving them as a tasty snack next time your loved ones gather for time together to watch an exciting family-friendly show like “Strawberry Shortcake.” Enjoy seasonal stories about her and her pals discovering hidden treasures while on vacation, encountering mysterious monsters and tangling with out-of-control spring flowers as she’s ready to “bake the world to a better place” all year round.

Visit EnvyApple.com to find more recipes the entire family can enjoy together. Apple Berry Salsa Prep time: 15 minutes Servings: 4-6 2 Envy Apples, cored and chopped 1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 pint blueberries ½ teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice tortilla chips, pita chips, apple chips or graham crackers, for serving In medium bowl, combine apples, strawberries, blueberries and salt. In small bowl, whisk honey and lime juice. Pour honey and lime juice over fruit mixture. Stir together to combine. Serve immediately with tortilla chips, pita chips, apple chips or graham crackers, or refrigerate until ready to serve. Apple Blondie Cupcakes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 12 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted and cooled 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg, at room temperature 2 Envy Apples, peeled, cored and ¼-inch diced

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside. In medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In large bowl, whisk butter and brown sugar 2 minutes, or until well combined. Add vanilla and egg; whisk until incorporated. Add flour mixture to large bowl of wet ingredients. Stir until just combined; be careful to not overmix. Fold in diced apples. Spoon batter evenly into cupcake liners. Bake 18-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean. Let cool and serve. Apple, Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches Prep time: 5 minutes Servings: 2 (1 sandwich per serving) 1 Envy Apple 6 tablespoons peanut butter 4 slices of bread 2 tablespoons honey Core apple and thinly slice. Spread 3 tablespoons peanut butter on two slices of bread, reserving two slices of bread for sandwich tops. Layer apple slices on top of peanut butter. Drizzle 1 tablespoon honey over apple slices on each sandwich half. Top each sandwich half with reserved slice of bread. Apple Cinnamon Waffles Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Servings: 4 1 cup all-purpose flour

Apple Blondie Cupcakes. (COURTESY PHOTO)

½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 eggs 1 cup milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick), melted 1 Envy Apple, peeled and cored nonstick cooking spray 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (½ stick), at room temperature maple syrup, to taste In large bowl, whisk flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder and brown sugar. In smaller bowl, whisk eggs, milk and melted butter. Make well in dry ingredients then mix in wet ingredient mixture until just combined. Using cheese grater, grate apple. Fold grated apple into batter. Prepare waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Ladle ¼ of batter mixture into waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat with remaining batter. Top each waffle with 1 tablespoon room temperature butter and maple syrup, to taste.

Mediterranean-Inspired Dinner Parties Made Easy By Family Features Over the past two years, home chefs have had time to explore new recipes, ingredients and cooking techniques, which is why it is no surprise dinner parties are, at long last, a way to celebrate together in 2022. Now is the perfect time to share your newfound skills with family and friends. It can be easy to get caught up in hosting duties, but few hosts want to spend all their time in the kitchen when they could be enjoying a great meal. Gail Simmons, food expert and TV personality, has tips and tricks you can bookmark to help turn your dinner party from good to great. Reach for Trusted, High-Quality Shortcuts: When entertaining, always use the best ingredients you can find that don’t require a lot of fuss, but still feel special. Made with premium cuts of hand-filleted, wild caught yellowfin and albacore tuna, a time-saving ingredient like Genova Premium Tuna is high in protein, a great source of omega-3s and has a uniquely rich and savory flavor that offers a taste of the Mediterranean in every bite. Host a Themed Party: To host a fun and fresh Mediterranean-themed party this summer, decorate your table with blue and white patterned plates, delicate olive oil and vinegar bottles, cutting boards and fresh ingredients such as lemons and greenery instead of traditional centerpieces. When paired with a flavorful seafood recipe, like this Tuna Romesco Salad Board, your guests will feel like they’re enjoying the Mediterranean all summer long. For more dinner party inspiration, visit GenovaSeafood.com. Tuna Romesco Salad Board Recipe courtesy of Gail Simmons on behalf of Genova Tuna Servings: 4-6 Romesco:

Tuna Romesco Salad Board. (COURTESY PHOTO)

3 large Roma tomatoes 1 roasted red pepper, skin removed and seeded (or from jar), coarsely chopped ⅓ cup roasted salted almonds 1 garlic clove, chopped 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar ¼ teaspoon sweet smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 teaspoon kosher salt

¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil Tuna Board: 2 cans Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1bunch scallions kosher salt, divided freshly ground black pepper, divided 1zucchini, sliced ½-inch thick on bias

1 red bell pepper, sliced lengthwise into 1-inch pieces ½ cup roasted salted almonds ½ cup marinated artichokes, drained, patted dry and halved 1 bunch radishes, halved ½ cup green olives ½ cup black olives 4 ounces manchego cheese, sliced into triangles 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley, chopped To make romesco: Preheat broiler. Cover sheet pan with parchment paper or foil. Place tomatoes on sheet pan and broil until well charred on both sides, 2-4 minutes per side. Transfer tomatoes to bowl; cool slightly then remove skin, core, seed and coarsely chop. In blender, combine tomatoes; roasted red pepper; almonds; garlic; vinegar; paprika; red pepper flakes, if using; salt; and pepper until chunky paste forms. With blender on high speed, slowly drizzle in oil, scraping down sides of blender as needed until mixture creates rustic texture. Transfer romesco to bowl and taste for seasoning. Let romesco sit covered at room temperature 1 hour. To prepare board: In bowl, drain tuna; set aside. Set grill on medium-high heat and brush grates with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Grill scallions until charred and tender, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to large plate and season with salt and pepper. Toss zucchini and red pepper in olive oil then season with salt and pepper. Grill until charred and tender, about 3 minutes per side. Remove to same plate to cool slightly. To assemble: With large spoon, scoop generous amount of romesco into center of board. Using back of spoon, spread romesco into circle with well in center. Gently pile tuna into well. Arrange zucchini, pepper, roasted almonds, artichokes, radishes, olives and cheese around romesco and tuna. Sprinkle tuna with chopped parsley before serving.

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To avoid burnout, experts recommend taking stock of your work-life balance and making the time to engage in leisure, fun activities, sports, and hobbies you enjoy. (US ARMY MAJ DEMIETRICE PITTMAN)

Feeling Burned Out at Work? Here Are Some Tips to Feel Better By Claudia Sanchez-Bustamante MHS Communications

Feelings of burnout are common — when work and other demands in your life get too intense, or if you don’t get enough time to rest, you can start feeling physically, emotionally, or mentally exhausted. The symptoms are real, yet doctors say burnout is not a clinical disorder. “It’s not a diagnosable condition,” said Air Force Lt. Col. Daniel Gross, flight commander at the 633rd Medical Group633d Medical Group - Joint Base Langley-Eustis website at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, in Hampton, Virginia. Instead, it is “a syndrome that results in response to running out of energy and emptying the tank,” Gross said. It occurs when an individual has an imbalance between “responsibility and task compared to the opportunity to rest and recharge.” Some service members may be at high risk for burnout, regardless of their career field, especially when individual or unit “op-tempo” gets very high. The good news is that burnout can be mitigated. There are numerous steps that individuals and leaders can take to reduce burnout and its impact. Diagnosing Burnout How can you tell if you’re burned out? “You might see reduced stress tolerance, increased irritability, decreased job performance, or relationship stress as a result of running on empty as a result of burning out,” Gross said.

Additionally, you might be at risk for burning out when you don’t take time to take care of yourself, set emotional boundaries, or establish a healthy work-life balance, said Nancy Skopp, a clinical psychologist and lead researcher for the Health Services & Population Research program at the Defense Health Agency’s Psychological Health Center of Excellence. There are three “key dimensions” of burnout, she says: An overwhelming exhaustion. Feelings of cynicism and detachment from the job. A sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. Skopp describes burnout as an “individual stress experience within a social context.” Burnout “appears to be particularly common in unsupportive work environments characterized by low morale and teamwork, inefficient workplace processes, excessive workloads, and negative leadership behavior,” Skopp explained. Any part of the military community can pose a risk for burnout. “Every career field has unique challenges and unique resources,” Gross said. “I don’t know that there’s one particular area, which is at greater risk or vulnerability.” What Can Leaders Do? It’s especially important that leaders pay attention to their teams. Leaders should make sure that they “have a good understanding of the demands on their troops,” Gross said, and that “they do a good job of helping mitigate that burden on their troops, at the same time as manag-

ing the downtime and the recovery time for their troops.” Skopp says some tips for leaders trying to minimize burnout might include: Monitor work environment and morale Cultivate workplace cohesion and a culture of teamwork Use rewards and incentives in a consistent and fair manner Provide resources to promote self-care Monitor workloads and ensure enough time in the workday to complete required tasks Reduce inefficient workplace processes In some cases, a key step might be asking a simple question. “Ask them what they need and help them to get it,” Gross suggests. “All too often, I think that, as leaders, we give airmen what we think they need in order to be okay, and what we think they needed is not what they need.” Noticing Burnout It’s important that individuals recognize the symptoms of burnout and address them when needed. “When a person begins to notice fatigue, physical and mental exhaustion, poor motivation, and emotional withdrawal, these are signs to seek help and guidance from a mentor or mental health professional,” Skopp said. It’s also important for colleagues, friends, and family to support people who might be displaying those symptoms, Skopp said. Symptoms may vary among individuals. For example, you might have a person who’s very outgoing and gregarious who becomes withdrawn and quiet. “That could be a sign

that they’re burning out,” Gross said. “But you also might have a person that’s always just a quiet person, so that person being quiet wouldn’t necessarily be a sign that they’re burning out,” he said. Key warning signs would include “a marked negative change in mood or interpersonal interactions or ... decreased work performance,” Gross said. Skopp said “irritability and frustration” are also signs of burnout. And since workplace problems often can “bleed” into a person’s personal life, burnout can fuel negative behaviors such as alcohol misuse, overeating, or prompt withdrawal from healthy activities socializing or exercise, Skopp said. Self-care Individuals should try to take care of themselves to prevent or reduce burnout. Skopp provided the following tips: Eat well — maximize nutrition, minimize processed foods Make time for relaxation, leisure, and fun activities Exercise regularly — even if it’s just 10 or 15 minutes on a busy day Develop good sleep habits — aim for between seven and nine hours and set up a wind-down ritual to facilitate rest Establish protective boundaries and respect your emotional needs Separate work life and personal life Cultivate a sense of humor Build strong working relationships with co-workers Recognize the signs of distress and seek help when needed If you or someone you care about feels burned out, talk to your health care provider or someone you trust for help. Find out how to optimize your performance to prevent burnoutArticle on Optimize Your Performance to Prevent Burnout on the army.mil website and reach total force fitness by connecting your eight dimensions of fitness.

Ask the Doc: Yes, I Binge Drink. But am I an Alcoholic? By Janet A. Aker

MHS Communications

Dear Doc: I don’t drink when on duty, but I kick back on the weekends and down a six-pack or two at a time. I know this is called binge drinking, but I don’t think I’m an alcoholic. Should I be worried? —Gunnery Sgt. Bud Brewski Dear Gunny: Many service members face the same issues with overdrinking when out of uniform. Binge drinking is something you need to be careful about. I found just the experts to talk about this. I contacted psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Wolf at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury and Brain Health, Bethesda, Maryland, and Daniel Evatt, a research psychologist at the Psychological Health Center of Excellence, Silver Spring, Maryland. Here’s what Wolf had to say. Binge drinking is drinking to the point of becoming intoxicated. While it’s often reported as five drinks per occasion for a man or four for a woman, that’s not actually the definition. A binge is drinking alcohol to the point where your blood alcohol level is greater than 0.08 percent. For an average-sized man, that’s more than five drinks in two hours, or four drinks for a woman during the same time period. This is an important distinction, because 0.08% is the level at which you cannot legally drive a car in most states. After a binge, you are no longer safe

to drive a vehicle, your ability to make important decisions is impaired, and you are at increased risk for accidents or injury. Regular binge drinking carries a number of health consequences. Physically, regular use of alcohol can result in damage to the liver. In addition, alcohol contains a large number of calories and is associated with weight gain and elevated blood pressure. Mentally, alcohol is a depressant, and binge drinking is associated with higher rates of depression and suicide. Alcohol also impacts sleep and cognitive recovery. On the day after a binge, even if you are not ‘hung over,’ you will be cognitively slower and have diminished memory. Drinking to this point regularly does not mean that you are an alcoholic. But it is worrisome, particularly if it concerns you or those around you. The best step would be to discuss your drinking with your primary health care professional or take the online Drinking Habits QuizCheck Your Drinking Habits on the Own Your Own Limits website. Evatt had this advice (and some warnings for you). There are many reasons to be concerned about binge drinking and heavy alcohol consumption in general. Alcohol consumption is the leading risk factor for death and disability among people ages 15 to 49 and is strongly associated with a wide variety of serious health outcomes, including liver problems and several types of cancer.

A soldier tries on vision impairment goggles that represent a range of different blood alcohol concentrations, from less than 0.06 BAC, which simulates how reaction time and abilities are affected after just one drink, to 0.25, a very high level of impairment caused by binge drinking.

Although binge drinking does not necessarily mean that you have a more serious alcohol use disorder (commonly called alcoholism), binge drinking could be a sign that you are developing symptoms of a more serious alcohol use disorder. In addition to the destructive effects on a person’s social life and health, binge drinking costs society valuable resources and money. Several sources estimate the monetary costs of excessive alcohol consumption to be well over $100 billion annually in the United States, with most of those costs being attributable to binge drinking. These costs include the toll of early mortality, health care, crime, and accidents. The effects of binge drinking on judgment, impairment, and health are worthy of taking seriously in all situations irrespective of demographic or socioeconomic

differences. Binge drinking generally causes the same types of harmful life and health effects for both men and women. Many people find that they have more energy and that their functioning at work and in social interactions is easier after they quit binge drinking. We are at our best with friends and family when we are thinking clearly and are well rested and healthy. Binge drinking can impair our ability to respond to life’s challenges that arise with friends and family and can even make problems worse. Gunny, hopefully you can take Wolf and Evatt’s advice to heart and that their information sends you on a path toward a healthier lifestyle. Remember, moderation is the key to all our behaviors and actions. Good luck my friend and as always… take care out there!

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