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Courtesy photo Aviation Support Equipment Technician Airman Apprentice Oscar Melendez Zelaya (left) and Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Fuel) Airman Jesus Quiroz (right)

Angels on The Jordan Bridge

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the bridge. It’s a for someone who was maybe having a good form of cardio and we both could bad day.” The two didn’t expect the man stand to lose a couple of pounds,” Quiroz to run straight for the ledge without joked. What started out as a normal run hesitation, but in fact he did. The man PORTSMOUTH 145-foot-high passageway continuously exclaimed that “he group remains ready over to surgethe forward or reFrom Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group From Harry Harry S. S. Truman Truman Carrier Carrier Strike Group group at remains ready quickly to surge turned forwardinto or reFrom Group BeingStrike in the right place the right an experience neither couldn’t do this anymore,” and then Public Affairs deploy when called upon. Public Affairs Affairs Public deploy called upon. time can be viewed as luck. Onwhen the other Sailor would everdemforget. “We were on threw his phone aside. At that moment, “Our strike group’s missions have “Oura strike group’s havenoticed dem- someone pulled they knew it wasn’t just a bad day or car hand, some believe having guardian ourmissions way maneuverable back, NORFOLK onstrated we are inherently NORFOLK NORFOLK onstrated are inherently maneuverable ethereal entity iswe watchtheir caroperational over, and he and flexible while remaining un-got out to approach trouble, but that he was ready to jump to Nearly 6,500 Sailorsangel of themeans Harry an S. Truandprotecting. flexible while remaining operational unNearly 6,500 Sailors ing of the Harry S. Tru- and over you, guiding On the edge of the said bridge at its highest his death. Quiroz’s ability to read the adversary,” man Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) arrived predictable to any potential predictable to any potential adversary,” said“My initial thought emotional signs of a person in distress man Carrier Strike Group arrived Oct. the(HSTCSG) evening 15, “This Aviation point,” Quirozdynamic said. epitomizes the Navy’s in Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia,of July Black. Black. “This Jesus epitomizes Navy’s dynamic in Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia, July(Fuel) Boatswain’s Mate Airman wasthethat might be having some car was step one in saving this person’s life. force employment concept andheshows this 21. force employment concept and shows this heading over to Luckily, both Sailors demonstrated a 21. Quiroz and Aviation Support Equipment so we started and capable of accomThe aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman strike group is ready trouble, strike group Oscar is ready and capable of accomThe aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman Technician Airman him out.” To natheir surprise, what heightened attention to detail. Melendez plishing any mission,help at any time, as our (CVN 75) and strike group ships USS Nor- Apprentice anyonmission, at any time, as our (CVN 75) and strike group ships USS Nor-wentplishing Melendez Zelaya running the they suspected wasnaan everyday misfor- Zelaya was more aware of the physical mandy (CG 60), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG tion directs.” directs.” mandy (CG 60), USS Arleigh Burke (DDG mile-long Jordantion Bridge, is the tune wasgroup soonwill revealed to be a much signs posted all along the bridge. “One While inwhich Norfolk, strike not 51) and USS Forrest nearly Sherman (DDG 98) MC2 Thomas Gooley While in Norfolk, the strike group will situation. not 51) and USS Forrest near Sherman 98) aircraft their(DDG ship,three the carrier USS and on dire “As we got of the first things I noticed on the bridge, MC2 Thomas Thomas Gooley Gooley MC2 only conduct routinedifferent maintenance ships, A Sailor arrived after operating for more than embraces his loved on after USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) arrived at Naval Station only77), conduct routine closer, maintenance on ships, arrived after operating George for more three (CVN H.than W.areas Bush currently A Sailor Sailor embraces his loved on after USS Harry S.running Truman (CVN (CVN 75) arrived arrived at at Naval Naval Station Station A embraces loved Truman we could that he seemed to be his since it on wasafter myUSS firstHarry timeS. there,75) and equipment, but Sailors willsee also months in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleets of aircraft Norfolk. and equipment, butupset Sailors also months in the U.S. 5th and 6th fleets of aircraft Norfolk. Norfolk. stationed atareas Norfolk Naval Shipyard. very andwill was crying,” Quiroz said. be able to continue advanced training, mainresponsibility. be ableatofive-mile continue advanced training, mainresponsibility. “We had talked about doing “It was something ❯❯ See ANGELS | A7 as wellthat as could be expected “I couldn’t be more proud of this strike tain warfighting certifications, “I couldn’t be more proud of this strike tain warfighting certifications, as well as Additionally, the HSTCSG conducted focused and ready for whatever lies ahead.” group team’s performance over more than spend time with family and friends. Additionally, the HSTCSG conducted focused and ready for whatever lies ahead.” group team’s performance over more than spend time with family and friends. “I’m incredibly proud of the grit, determiWhile deployed, the strike group partici- bilateral operations with allies and partners three months of operating in a highly-dy“I’m incredibly proud of the grit, determiWhile deployed, the strike group partici- bilateral operations with allies and partners three months of operating in a highly-dynamic environment across two theaters,” nation and phenomenal effort Truman’s Sail- pated in a variety of partnership and interop- in both U.S. 5th and 6th fleets, to include namic environment across two theaters,” nation and phenomenal effort Truman’s Sail- pated in a variety of partnership and interop- in both U.S. 5th and 6th fleets, to include said HSTCSG Commander Rear Adm. Gene ors have shown over the last three months erability exercises, as well as maritime and Egypt, Morocco, Italy, France, Germany and said HSTCSG Commander Rear Adm. Gene ors have shown over the last three months erability exercises, as well as maritime and Egypt, Morocco, Italy, France, Germany and Black. “We carried out the full spectrum of operating at sea,” said Harry S. Truman’s theater security operations. Strike group the United Kingdom. Also, aircraft from emBlack. “We carried out the full spectrum of operating at sea,” said Harry S. Truman’s theater security operations. Strike group the United Kingdom. Also, aircraft from emmissions from sustained combat flight oper- Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Dienna. units participated in Exercise Baltic Opera- barked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 supported missions from sustained combat flight oper- Commanding Officer Capt. Nick Dienna. units participated in Exercise Baltic Opera- barked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1 supported ations to training and integration with NATO “While we plan to enjoy our time in port, tions (BALTOPS) from the Adriatic Sea and Operation Inherent Resolve during May and ations to training and integration with NATO “While we plan to enjoy our time in port, tions (BALTOPS) from the Adriatic Sea and Operation Inherent Resolve during May and including reconnecting with those who sup- Exercise Lightning Handshake with the Moallies and regional partners.” including reconnecting with those who sup- Exercise Lightning Handshake with the Moallies and regional partners.” Black also emphasized that the strike ported us from afar, we’re continuing to stay roccan Navy and Air Force. »»See HOME | A6 Black also emphasized that the strike ported us from afar, we’re continuing to stay roccan Navy and Air Force. »»See HOME | A6 MC2 Scott T Swofford MC2 Scott Scott TT Swofford Swofford MC2

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Commander, Submarine Forces hosts staff talks with Brazilian Naval Delegation

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Russell Smith visited Sailors during a day-trip to Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 29. By MC3 Caledon Rabbipal was the guest speaker. ByDuring MC3 Caledon Caledon Rabbipal By MC3 was the guest speaker. their Rabbipal visit, CNO and Navy Public Affairs Support Element – East Scorby, a native of Manlius, N.Y., asLieutenant Rachel Mau Navy Public Public Affairs Affairs SupportSailors Element ––aboard East Navy Element East Scorby, a native of Manlius, N.Y., asMCPON met Support with USS sumed command of CNRMA on Mike March Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gilday and Master Chief Petty Officer sumed command of CNRMA on March Jason Dunham (DDG 109), at Naval of the NORFOLK Russell Smithinnovative speak to sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class 10,Navy 2016(MCPON) and demonstrated NORFOLK NORFOLK 10, 2016 and demonstrated innovative Information Forces command as well USS14 Jason Dunham (DDG 109). During their visit to Rear Adm. Charles W. Rock relievedguided-missile leadership destroyer in guiding installations Rear Adm. Charles W.units Rock relievedHampton leadership inCNO guiding 14 installations as Naval Special and MCPON also met with Sailors at Naval Information Rear Adm. JohnWarfare C. Scorby Jr.toashear Com- acrossRoads, a 20-state region. Rear feedback Adm. John C. Scorby Jr. as Com-Forces across a 20-state region. their first-hand. command as well as Naval Special Warfare units to hear their feedback mander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic While under Scorby’s command, mander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic While under Scorby’s command, first-hand. “I could not be more proud of the (CNRMA), during a change of command CNRMA encouraged energy conserva(CNRMA), during adoing change command CNRMA encouraged energy conservawork our Sailors in of Hampton ceremony held atare Naval Station Norfolk, tion through initiatives such as Battle ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk, tionNavy throughcan initiatives such as Battle Roads and am truly impressed by their ready July 20. “E” for we energybe.” program, resulting tional in readiness and modernization. July 20. response to remain mission “E” for energy program, resulting in“Our Navy succeeds because of the personal of the commands, CNO andof the The change of command ceremony At theeach region garnering 27 Secretary The here change of command ceremonyMCPON the region garnering 27 Secretary ready – especially metof the tenacity, perseverance and strength was immediately followedduring by a the retire- Navy spoke energywith andleadership, water management was immediately followed byGilday. a retire-with Navy energy and water management COVID-19 pandemic,” said Sailors, toured theand spaces andScorby our Sailors,” said Smith. “The engagement ceremony for Scorby. awards during 2016 2017. ment ceremony for Scorby. awards were duringbriefed 2016 and 2017. Scorby “Sailors are ourMary most important weapthe and full ments we had today with our Sailors Vice Adm. M. Jackson, com-facilities, also championed the on Fleet FamVice Adm. M. directly Jackson, com-range alsoofchampioned theeach Fleet and Famons system, andMary hearing from capabilities of warfare make me confident that our warfightmander, Navy Installations Command ily Support Program, collaborating with mander, Navy Installations Command ily Support collaborating them - especially during a time like community, andProgram, had the opportunity to with ers are ready, and the future of our this – helps ensure that we are the most discuss training,»»maintenance, opera- | A8 Navy is bright.” See CEREMONY »»See CEREMONY | A8

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Commander, U.S. Submarine Forces, Vice Adm. Daryl Caudle, hosted delegates from the Brazilian Navy for Submarine Staff Talks in Norfolk, Virginia, Oct. 27-29. The annual staff talks were established to foster cooperation between both submarine forces. The engagement provides the structure and goals for steady mutual collaboration, as well as, common understanding of submarine operations, training and safety. This marks the 13th year both forces have met for dialogue and planning. “Brazil is an important partner for the U.S. Submarine Force, and we cherish our lasting partnership,” said Caudle. “Our forces have trained together and worked side by side to develop the cooperative relationships necessary to advance both countries’ interests. Together, we will continue to take on challenges as we work toward achieving our shared objectives to improve our combined undersea force effectiveness.” ❯❯


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Susanne Greene Naval Weapons Station Yorktown (including Cheatham Annex) sits on 20.7 square miles. The installation shares almost 14 miles of the York River shoreline with the National Park Service.

Unique mission offers opportunity for conservation By Susanne Greene

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Naval Weapons Station (NWS) Yorktown’s unique mission offers opportunities for conservation due to the installation’s Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP). The INRMP is a document that defines how the installation will conserve and rehabilitate natural resources in order to sustain and enhance military readiness while following state and federal legal requirements.

NWS Yorktown’s mission is to provide responsive quality support for explosive ordnance storage, maintenance, logistics, research and development, and support services; as well as expeditionary logistics training and operations, warfare training for Sailors, Marines, and other Services. “Our Natural Resources program falls under the Environmental Department, but implementation of the INRMP requires involvement from many installation departments, such as: public works, range training, safety, port operations, and our tenants,” stated Thomas Olexa,

NWS Yorktown Natural Resources Manager. “It also requires cooperative efforts with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and Virginia Division of Wildlife Resources (VDWR).” NWS Yorktown personnel work hard to maintain the INRMP and the key aspects are maintaining a compliant program, surveying and monitoring the installation’s natural resources, and forest and habitat management. “Being proactive in our surveys supports a compliant INRMP to include monitoring efforts on the base for natu-

ral resources,” Olexa stated. “Whether it is surveying species at risk, endangered species, game animals, and non-game animals, oysters or near shore habitat.” The installation’s forestry, habitat management program and even their ground maintenance program all support biodiversity in one way or another. A healthy forest equals rich biodiversity. “A change in habitat can impact both wildlife and plant abundance,” stated Olexa. “The direct or passive management of our forestry resources are pretty critical to both fish and wildlife management as well as water quality.” NWS Yorktown’s INRMP offers conservation benefits to the installation and surrounding communities while sustaining and enhancing the US Navy’s mission readiness.

Oceana housing clerk retires after 39 years of service By MC2 Mark Mahmod Naval Air station Public Affairs


“I’m nervous,” said Fred Malaterre, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Navy Housing administrative clerk. “I showed up early for work at 5:30 a.m. every single day, even though it was before working hours. Now I don’t even have to set an alarm.” After a few years of working, routines begin to develop. The same alarm clock, the same coffee pot, the same drive. After 39 years of government service, the past 32 of which were spent at NAS Oceana, Malaterre made the decision to retire and create some new routines. Beginning his government service in 1981 on Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota, Malaterre eventually made his way to Norfolk, Virginia. “I always wanted to work for the government,” said Malaterre. “I started off working for the Air Force, and a friend of mine told me they were hiring up here, so I came up here, and I’ve been here since.” Malaterre said he enjoyed the warmer weather of Hampton Roads a lot more. Over 32 years at the Navy’s Master Jet Base, Malaterre said he’s seen a large part of NAS Oceana’s history unfold. Working in the housing sector, Malaterre said he’s seen plenty of change during his time. “We’ve seen a lot of transition from base housing to [Public Private Venture], and it’s a lot different now,” said Malaterre. “Housing has changed so much since I came in.” Though a lot has changed among the housing landscape, Malaterre’s attitude has fundamentally stayed the same.

MC2 Mark Mahmod Capt. John Hewitt, Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana commanding officer, left, poses for a photo with Fred Malaterre, Navy Housing administrative clerk, onboard NAS Oceana. Malaterre retired after working onboard NAS Oceana for the past 32 years.

“I enjoyed my job, I enjoyed coming to work, and I enjoyed working with the people,” said Malaterre. “You see a lot of different things happening in housing, a lot of heartbreaks, but it’s been a really interesting career for me. Every day is something different.” Malaterre said he’s enjoyed his career in housing, and he’s achieved everything he personally desired during his 39 years. “To the younger generation, I believe you should stick to your goals,” said Malaterre. “If you want to make the Navy a career, stick to it, and do as best as you could to get promoted. If you’re on the civilian side, same thing. Stick to your goals.”

Malaterre’s new goals and routines may not involve providing housing for Navy Sailors, but he said he has a few things in mind now that he’s retired. “My initial plans were to travel for a while,” said Malaterre. “I was planning on visiting some relatives in France and also going to Canada, but now I’ll be staying here for a while.” COVID-19 may have temporarily disrupted some of Malaterre’s retirement plans, but not all of them are out of the question. In fact, Malaterre’s new routines may lead him right back to NAS Oceana. “I’m going to be able to go golfing anytime I want to now,” said Malaterre. “I’m going to come back and golf on base.”

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MC2 Jacob Milham Cmdr. Vincent Libasci III, commanding officer of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67), passes through sideboys following a change of command ceremony aboard the ship.

USS Cole holds change of command By MC2 Jacob Milham

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Cmdr. J. Vincent Libasci, III, relieved Cmdr. Edward Pledger as USS Cole (DDG 67) commanding officer Oct. 30, in front of special guests and crewmembers at Naval Station Norfolk. Pledger assumed command of Cole in May, 2019. During his command, he led the crew through the end of its Maintenance Availability and the start of the Basic Phase. Significant events included the Engineering Light-Off Assessment, Contractor Sea Trails and Type Commander Sea Trials.

Addressing the Cole crew for the final time, Pledger praised them and expressed his gratitude for their efforts. “Determined Warriors, you are an unstoppable team and represent the strength of our great nation. Thank you for your service.” Libasci is a native of Melbourne, Fla. He entered the Navy in 1994 and earned his Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist qualification serving aboard USS Pensacola (LSD-38). He graduated from Old Dominion University and was commissioned through the Enlisted Commissioning Program in 2001. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of Marine Corps Command and Staff College and graduate of the Joint and Combined

Warfighting School at the Joint Forces Staff College. At sea, he served aboard USS Ashland (LSD 48); USS Normandy (CG 60); USS Mahan (DDG 72); and at Destroyer Squadron 22. Ashore, he served as an instructor at the Ohio State University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps where he completed an Individual Augmentee assignment to Al Asad, Iraq. He then served as Officer in Charge, Atlantic Sealift Operational Support Element. Next, he was aide to commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, then aide to commander, Sixth Fleet and Striking and Support Forces NATO. He most recently served as Cole’s executive officer.

Libasci expressed his excitement in assuming command of Cole saying, “Serving team Cole as your commanding officer is the professional honor of my life. I have the utmost confidence that we will be successful together.” The Cole team past and present recently commemorated the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack against the ship. On Oct.12, 2000, while in Aden, Yemen, the ship was attacked by members of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization. The terrorists used a small vessel to close in on the ship before detonating an improvised explosive device. The blast tore a massive hole in the side of the ship. Seventeen Sailors lost their lives as heroes in the attack, and 37 more were injured. The crew fought bravely for 96 consecutive hours to save their ship.

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MC1 Devin Langer An unmanned aerial vehicle delivers a payload to the Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) around the Hawaiian Islands. Underway replenishment sustains the fleet anywhere/anytime. This event was designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command's expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces.

USS Henry M. Jackson tests expeditionary logistics By Submarine Forces Atlantic Public Affairs NORFOLK

The Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine USS Henry M. Jackson (SSBN 730) received payload deliveries by four different types of aircraft Oct. 19-22, 2020, in the vicinity of the Hawaiian Islands. The payload events were designed to test and evaluate the tactics, techniques, and procedures of U.S. Strategic Command’s expeditionary logistics and enhance the overall readiness of our strategic forces. An unmanned aerial vehicle; an MH-60R Sea Hawk, attached to the “Easy Riders” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37; an MV-22B Osprey, attached to the “Lucky Red Lions” of Marine

Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 363; and a C-17 Globemaster III, attached to the Air Force 535th Airlift Squadron, participated in the payload delivery events. “Underway replenishment sustains our SSBN fleet anywhere, anytime,” said Vice Adm. Daryl Caudle, Commander, Submarine Forces. “These capabilities are being tested to replenish and resupply our seabased strategic deterrence forces, thereby improving readiness and sustainment of our most survivable leg of the nuclear triad.” U.S. Strategic Command prioritizes and provides strategic deterrence and decisive responses through a resilient, equipped and trained combat-ready force. The global warfighting combatant command’s mission is to deter strategic attack and employ forces, as

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November brings awareness to Navy Wounded Warrior Program By Marcie Slusher Navy Region Mid-Atlantic


Warrior Care Month is in full-force during the month of November, helping to bring awareness to wounded warriors across all branches that are currently serving and those that have separated or retired from service. The month also recognizes organizations and caregivers that provide support to warriors. This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month is “Virtual Show of Strength.” This strength is represented in the physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, and familial, and career readiness activities that service member, their families and caregivers engage to overcome challenges. Navy Wounded Warrior (NWW) is the Navy’s sole organization for coordinating the non-medical care of seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, and providing resources and support to their families and caregivers. Through proactive leadership, the program provides individually tailored assistance designed to optimize the success of the wounded warrior’s recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration activities.

“Warrior Care Month is intended to highlight the accomplishments made in warrior care over the past 12 years. “This year’s theme emphasizes virtual presence due to COVID 19 face to face restrictions for the health and safety of Recovery Services members, their families and staff. The program continues to conduct business virtually with the exception of critical cases that warrant a face-to-face contact for support and delivery of services.” Regional NWW non-medical care management teams tailor support to each enrolled service member’s needs. Support includes assistance with developing a Comprehensive Recovery Plan (CRP), coaching with adaptive sports and reconditioning, guidance with pay and personnel issues, invitational travel orders, lodging and housing adaptation as well as emergency child and youth care services. The teams can also provide assistance with transportation needs, education benefits, training and employment opportunities, commissary and exchange access, respite care; TBI/PTS support services as well as transition assistance. “We have such a dedicated staff that go above and beyond,” said Kendall Hillier, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Regional Program Director for Navy Wounded Warrior. “They will do anything then can to get that service member the support, benefits and resources they are entitled to.” Sailors and Coast Guardsmen may self-refer to the pro-

gram or be referred by family, command leadership or medical providers. NWW enrollment is available to seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen, including OIF/OEF/OND casualties, shipboard and training accidents, liberty accidents and serious medical and psychological conditions such as cancer and PTSD. Navy Wounded Warrior provides world-class assistance to wounded warriors and their families throughout the country. The program – a department within Fleet and Family Readiness and Commander, Navy Installations Command – has assisted over 7, 900 service members and their families since its inception. “In my 12 years of experience, there has been a lifechanging impact for service members and their families,” said Hillier. “We have worked to fill a gap between the command and the medical side of care, providing concierge support where it was needed.” Warrior Care Month is not only about what is being done for our Nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, but also about what they do for us, how they continually give back to our communities, their families, and this great nation that they have sacrificed so much to protect. Every month is essentially Warrior Care Month; November is simply an opportunity to for all branches of service to publicly recognize wounded warrior heroes. Due to COVID 19, we have leveraged virtual platform technology to maintain via remote capabilities, for face-toface contacts, utilizing Microsoft Teams platform. For more information about Navy Wounded Warrior program, services, enrollments eligibility and resources, visit navyoundedwarrior.com or call 1(855) 628-9997.




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Angels | Angels on The Jorden Bridge Continued from A1 was a sign that said to call a number if you were in crisis,” Melendez Zelaya said. “Once I saw him hop over the concrete divider that separated the sidewalk with the road, the sign with the crisis line suddenly came to mind. That’s when I knew exactly what we needed to do.” The two Sailors cautiously ran toward the man, who at this point was perched over the ledge with his feet weightless in the air. “Stop!” Melendez

Zelaya shouted. “It’s not worth it.” Melendez Zelaya’s first instinct was to keep a conversation going with the man in distress at any cost. Meanwhile, Quiroz used that opportunity to sneak behind him from the other direction with the intentions of grabbing him before he could jump. “To be honest, when you get put in that situation, you don’t really think,” Quiroz said. “You just act.” Without further hesitation, Quiroz made the heroic decision to put his own life at risk, and restrained the man from behind and pulled him to safety. “For a split second I thought, ‘What if he accidentally takes me with him,’” said Quiroz, recalling his thought process. “But I said

screw it, I need to save his life. I knew that if the roles were reversed, I would want someone to save me." After Quiroz safely had the man away from the edge of the bridge and pinned to the ground to prevent him from getting back up, Melendez Zelaya called 9-1-1 for help. “It was a flood of emotions during the whole situation,” Melendez Zelaya explained. “At first it was the fear for his life, then it was fear for my friend as he was attempting to save him. After we had him away from the edge, I just hugged the man and told him everything was going to be alright.” The two Sailors stayed with the man until the police came and took control of the situation. Through the

efforts of Melendez Zelaya and Quiroz, the man is alive and able to receive the treatment he needs. “I just want anyone who has these thoughts to know they are not alone. There’s always someone willing to just listen,” Quiroz said. “There are plenty of resources out there for someone who is in pain. Don’t choose a permanent solution for a temporary problem.” If you or anyone you know are having suicidal ideations, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Or if you just need someone to talk to, don’t forget the ship’s chaplain, who will make time to sit down and chat with you no matter what.

Delegation | Commander, Submarine Forces hosts staff talks with Brazilian Naval Delegation Continued from A1 Brazilian Submarine Force Commander, Rear Adm. Thadeu Lobo, led this year’s Brazilian delegation. "USA and Brazil share paramount values of freedom and democracy, and have built a long lasting friendship,” said Lobo. “The Atlantic Ocean is our border, where our navies’ have solid bonds, fostered by decades of combined operations. Our Submarine Forces express one of these bonds, working cooperatively undersea aiming at mutual interests and development.” Delegates also toured USS Albany (SSN 753) and the Submarine Learning Facility. The U.S. Submarine Force provides the training, logistical plans, manpower and operational support to maintain the ability of the Force to respond to both peacetime and wartime demands while ensuring the U.S. Navy maintains undersea superiority into the future.

MC1 Alfred Coffield Capt. Daniel Packer, assigned to Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic, explains operations in the control room of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) to Rear Adm. Thadeu Lobo, commander, Brazilian Submarine Force, at Naval Station Norfolk. The annual staff talks between submarine forces was established to foster cooperation through the chief of naval operationdirected engagement plan.


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MC2 Jordan Crouch Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command (NAVCENT), U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, walks with Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper during a visit to the NAVCENT headquarters on board Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 28.

Secretary of Defense visits Naval Support Activity Bahrain By MC2 Class Matthew Riggs U.S. 5th Fleet Public Affairs


During his first visit to Bahrain as Secretary of Defense, Dr. Mark T. Esper toured facilities and met with personnel on board U.S. Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Oct. 28. Esper met with Vice Adm. Samuel Paparo, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central

Command, U.S. 5th Fleet and Combined Maritime Forces, to discuss ongoing operations and partnerships in the region. He then visited the headquarter’s maritime operations center (MOC), where watchstanders provide command and control for missions throughout the 5th Fleet area of operations (AOO). Esper visited with the Navy and Marine Corps team at Commander, Task Force 51/5, where he spoke with Brigadier General Far-

rell Sullivan, commanding general of CTF 51/5, to discuss naval integration between the maritime services. He also sat down with a group of junior Officers and Sailors to discuss their experience serving in the military and while stationed in Bahrain. During his final stop on base, he visited forward deployed naval forces at the waterfront. Sailors aboard the mine countermeas-

ures ship USS Devastator (MCM 6) and the patrol coastal ship USS Monsoon (PC 4) provided the secretary ship tours. The visit highlighted the role of NAVCENT/5th Fleet’s operations to the U.S. national defense strategy as well as the longstanding partnership between the Kingdom of Bahrain and U.S. Navy. The U.S. 5th Fleet AOO encompasses about 2.5 million square miles of water area and includes the Arabian Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Red Sea and parts of the Indian Ocean. The expanse is comprised of 20 countries and includes three critical choke points at the Strait of Hormuz, the Suez Canal and the Strait of Bab al Mandeb at the southern tip of Yemen.

Shiloh joins exercise designed to enhance U.S.-Japan combat readiness By Ensign Lanham and MC2 Arciaga USS Shiloh


Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) joined other ships from U.S., Japan and Canada to kick-off exercise Keen Sword Oct 26, 2020. Shiloh, as part of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group, is conducting training with the Japan SelfDefense Force (JSDF) in international waters. Exercise Keen Sword is a biennial exercise designed to enhance U.S.-Japan bilateral warfare operations through air defense, anti-submarine warfare and surface warfare scenarios required to support the defense of Japan and to respond to a crisis or contingency in the Indo-Pacific region. The coordination between regional allies and partners during this exercise provides an effective deterrent against aggression and promotes regional peace and stability. “This year’s bilateral exercise demonstrates our commitment to enduring cooperation with our allies,” said Capt. Sharif Calfee, commanding officer, from Toms River, New Jersey. ”Having operated closely with the Japanese multiple times before, the complexity and training value of these exercises has increased with each iteration as we are continually striving to operate at a higher level with our partners and improve our readiness.” The exercise began with a photo exercise where Shiloh sailed in formation alongside all participating units, followed by a replenishment-at-sea with the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Tippecanoe (T-AO 199).

MC2 Ryre Arciaga The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67) sails in formation with the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group and the ships of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Escort Flotilla 1, Escort Flotilla 4 during Keen Sword 21. Keen Sword is an example of the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance, the foundation of peace and security in the Indo-Pacific region for more than 60 years. The relationships built and maintained during these events are critical to our shared capability to respond to contingencies at a moment notice.

Training scenarios scheduled to take place will test the Shiloh crew on their ability to operate effectively with their counterparts. “The Shiloh crew has remained ready to respond with military capabilities within the 7th fleet area of responsibility,” said Senior Chief Operations Specialist Kindred Heard, USS Shiloh operations department leading chief petty officer, from Auburn, Alabama. “We are happy to have the opportunity to show our Japanese allies that we are ready and capable to support them at all times.”

Keen Sword is the latest in a series of joint/bilateral field training exercises conducted since 1986 designed to increase combat readiness and interoperability of the JSDF and U.S. forces. Exercises like Keen Sword provide the JSDF and U.S. military opportunities to train together across a variety of mission areas in realistic scenarios, enhancing readiness, interoperability, and building credible deterrence. Shiloh is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability and a free and open Indo-Pacific.

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Young minds robbed of luxury of ignorance By Lisa Smith Molinari

When I was in college, my main concerns were keeping my checking balance over $50, taming my unruly bangs, learning how to survive on ramen, and finding a date. Unencumbered by the realities of responsible adulthood — mortgages, taxes, cholesterol, corporate ladders, insurance, in-laws — I was free to explore my own personal interests, preferences and philosophies on my own timeline. I was also free to make my own mistakes, which I did quite frequently. Our two daughters, Anna (22) and Lilly (20), are now in that same stage of young adulthood, when independence outpaces wisdom. As classic “military brats” who lived in multiple locations including overseas, our girls believe they’ve had enough life experience to make their own choices without any guidance. As parents, we try to give them free rein, which is frustrating because they still live under our roof, don’t pay rent, and say things like, “Mom, just so you know, we need more crumbled goat cheese and Pantene condi-

tioner.” But we bite our lips because we know that they must learn for themselves like we did, on their own time. One night at dinner, Anna mentioned that she’d seen the Netflix documentary “The Social Dilemma.” The four of us had a rather intellectual discussion about it, a rarity at Molinari family dinners which generally involve mindless banter about such things as chunky versus creamy peanut butter. Anna had found the documentary to be a frighteningly realistic expose about how big tech companies’ search and social media platforms encourage extremism and divisiveness in our modern culture. The film suggests that “[a]lgorithms promote content that sparks outrage, hate, and amplifies biases within the data that we feed them.” Experts have identified new online mechanisms resulting from the effects of technology, such as hashtag hijacking, information manipulation, social media homophily, and “filter bubbles” in which internet users are fed only media which reinforces their world view. A worrier by nature, Anna said that she was having trouble sleep-

ing thinking about the implications of technology’s influence on society. “What scares me the most is the affect that social media has on political views, because algorithms can’t differentiate fact from fiction,” she said between bites of salad. Even Lilly, who lives in the moment and doesn’t think much about the future, chimed in with her own concerns. She said that many of her friends were posting extreme opinions about political and racial issues on social media. She described feeling underlying pressure to “like” or “share” such posts, for fear that she might lose friends just by being silent on issues that she doesn’t know much about. My husband and I couldn’t allay our daughters’ fears, because we were worried, too. We are from the last generation of parents who weren’t raised with the internet and social media technology. We simply don’t understand what it is like for our own kids to grow up under the constant influence (and arguably, manipulation) of search platforms, social media, personal data trafficking and artificially intelligent algorithms.

Although our daughters are young adults, fully capable of forming their own opinions about serious issues facing our nation and the world, they have not been afforded the luxury of mindlessness that we experienced at their age. After turning 18, I was in no rush to understand political and social issues. I was too busy forming my adult personality, sorting through insecurities, and attending to my social life to read the newspaper or watch nightly news reports. Someday, I would know enough to make an informed decision, but all in due time. Conversely, Millennials and Gen Zers’ developing brains have been bombarded with political messages, 24/7 news (and disinformation), and extreme opinions from a tender age. Statistics show that 90% of young adults use social media, and they use it for more than three hours each day. In many ways, this exposure has robbed them of the innocent ignorance of youth. Our family discussion at dinner did not end in a parental lecture as one might expect. Instead, we all reached a sober general consensus that we should all spend less time on the internet. And, that crunchy peanut butter is definitely the best.

Draw Strength From Family Routines During the COVID-19 Pandemic From Military Onesource

Reliable routines can be important tools to help children learn to manage day-to-day life. But in uncertain times like the current coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, having reliable routines is even more important to help both children and adults handle daily challenges and continue to thrive. Here are tips to consider as you navigate your military family’s routine. Maintain aspects of your normal routine With children out of school and many parents working from home, it may be hard to tell what normal life looks like these days. In the midst of all the change and uncertainty, maintaining basic routines can help life feel more normal. Remind yourself that your child probably looks forward to certain routines and relies on them for a feeling of security. That may include evening baths, calling out-of-town loved ones and reading together at bedtime. • Let babies and toddlers nap at their normal times. If you are a parent unaccustomed to being home with your young children, try to organize your work around their sleeping schedules. • Keep school-age children on a normal weekday schedule as much as possible, so they don’t have trouble readjusting when they do return to school. Stick to regular times for waking up and going to bed and having meals, snacks and playtime. • Have children do any required homework during normal school hours, and save screen and playtime for after they’ve finished assignments.

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• Maintain normal family routines such as eating together and sharing other evening activities. • Keep your routines simple. The more complex the routine, the harder it is to maintain. • Make time for yourself and your relationship. The current situation can be incredibly challenging. Here are ideas for keeping your relationship strong and communicating as a couple. Create new routines Although it is important to keep basic routines in place, this can also be a time to come up with creative ideas to help everyone handle being at home. Here are some ideas: • Create a daily schedule for each child with hourly activities, and post it somewhere visible like the refrigerator. Make sure to include scheduled family activities. • Engage children in household chores. Toddlers can clean up their toys. Older children can set and clear the table for meals. Teens can be responsible for taking care of younger siblings. Everyone can help fold laundry and plan and prepare meals. • Encourage tweens and teens to reach out to their friends. Challenge them to learn

about the virus, or research positive things that have resulted around the world from people staying inside. They could also suggest creative ideas for socializing from a safe distance. • Work together as a team. Include the whole family in brainstorming ideas for managing chores and planning activities, and try to keep things as positive as possible. Make a list of fun things to do, post it where everyone can add to it, and decide what to add to your daily schedules. For more ideas, check out resources from the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Digital Library. • Be flexible. It might be helpful to let go of some of your normal expectations for family life. For instance, if you don’t usually allow screen time on school nights, you might allow exceptions as long as everyone understands that the rules return once life returns to normal. These are challenging times, but having a plan and working together can help you manage. Understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly changing. For updates and information specific to your location, visit your installation’s official website. You can also follow your installation’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram platforms.

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Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5 pioneers 3D printing for Seabee engineering tactics By MC1 Stephane Belcher

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 5


Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5 began training on Polymer 3D printing to learn principles of additive manufacturing and incorporate new tools and capabilities into the Naval Construction Force onboard Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme, California, Oct. 26. The Seabees took part in a week-long course on Additive Manufacturing (AM) hosted by Christian Bowers, a mechanical engineer at Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC). NMCB-5, in collaboration with NAVFAC EXWC, is spearheading the Seabees’ approach to technology insertion and helping develop protocols to streamline processes, including 3D printing. The class taught Seabees Solidworks, an engineering design software for 3D printing, and how to operate a polymer 3D printer. Using AM allows the Seabees to design parts and pieces with various parameters. Once the design is loaded into the polymer printer, it prints the 3D piece in real-time. “This is a great capability if you are cut off from the supply system,” said Bowers. “You can actually print out what you need, exactly at the point you need it. It’s going to provide huge cost savings and operational savings.” This technology will augment the procurement process of supplies to manufacturing at the point of need and save the Department of Defense money. Each mission has requirements and tools that are needed, but sometimes machinery or other vital equipment can breakdown because of a small part. Depending on where the mission is located, some parts can take weeks to months to be delivered. With

MC1 Stephane Belcher Steelworker 2nd Class Aaliyah Ramos (left), with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 5, and Jeremiah Montefalcon, with Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 303, operate a 3D printer during an Additive Manufacturing class onboard Naval Base Ventura County. The Seabees with NMCB-5 are homeported in Port Hueneme, California, conducting training on highquality construction prior to deploying across the Indo-Pacific region.

a 3D printer on hand, the Seabees can optimize the entire supply chain by printing that part. In the AM class, the Seabees tested out the polymer systems, which prints out plastics, to see what would improve their capabilities and mission readiness— such as knobs, switches, military vehicle parts, or gas caps. However, metal 3D printing is in the pipeline to allow Seabees to create additional parts useful in the field. “We’re looking at what the program of record will look like and what that system is going to be,” said Bowers. “Right now, it’s meant to augment, but the policy is adapting." Before the class started, the Seabees had a trial run with the printer, utilizing parts listed on the Marine Corps’ established repository database, to see what could be useful for the various mission and equipment requirements. The purpose was to perform proof of concept, observe how things work, and better understand the advantages and limitations of the platform and material properties and the environmental impacts that may affect 3D printing in the field. “What we wanted to do was start getting our Sailors more aware of the emerging technologies, such as 3D printing, which they can leverage to enhance our capabilities,” said LT Diep Nguyen,

NMCB-5’s Technology Insertion Officer. “What we learn, and our experience can be leveraged through all the battalions.” At this time, NAVFAC EXWC is analyzing alternatives to see what systems exist that can improve capabilities and mission readiness at the NMCBs, Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Groups, and Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Groups. They are working out standardized evaluation processes of new technologies that are being pushed out, which could potentially enable commands to operate independently of conventional lines of support. The Seabees with NMCB-5 are enhancing efficiency and production capabilities. Having the ondemand ability to produce parts and pieces gives the Seabees a strategic advantage to engineering capabilities. “We want to get our Seabees’ input on what’s feasible and what’s not feasible. We want to think, ‘crawl, walk, run,’” said Nguyen. “The whole point is to improve the processes and get an idea of the things that are coming in the pipeline.” NMCB-5 is homeported in Port Hueneme, California. During the homeport phase, the Seabees train on high-quality construction, expeditionary logistics, and combat operations to support U.S. and partner nations and deter aggression.

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USNH Guantanamo Bay Emergency Management Training Team turns back log into an edge By Dawn Grimes

Navy Medicine and Readiness Training Command Guantanamo Bay


For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, NMRTC GB is able to practice large scale emergency response training. The training is a Bureau of Medicine annual requirement and has taken place over the course of a week, effectively running an emergency code response a day. In addition to traditional hospital emergency code response, NMRTC GB has found a way to conduct the training with COVID-19 safety precautions. NMRTC has not been able to conduct any emergency response drills since March, when the installation was ordered to Health Protection Condition (HPCON) C training stand-down. With the shift to HPCON B and careful planning, the hospital was able to adapt to new, COVID-revised, emergency responses. “In the past, we would conduct these five annual trainings over time either with a scheduled exercise or real-world event. Because of the high turnover rate at NMRTC GB with this drill week, we are working to exceed the annual requirement and perform all trainings events bi-annually” explained Curt Hettinger, Physical Security and Anti-Terrorism Officer. This methodology and planning to coordinate and execute emergency response training will ensure that all NMRTC GB staff will have gone through an emergency response training week within 6 months of their arrival to the command. Although it wasn’t planned, Hettinger says there is a benefit to conducting the training in solid week block. In addition to being an efficient and effective, the exercises stimulate a layer of controlled stress that are designed to test a person’s ability to perform under pressure. “We’re simulating a situation where participants are under stress and pressure and having to produce a workable result. There are multiple things going on, you have people yelling at you while someone else is calling in a bomb threat or active shooter. The staff member needs to be able to multitask and be mindful at the same time by being accurately inquisitive, i.e. getting basic descriptions, situational awareness, executing mass notification processes, creating accountability reports, and/or evacuating to specific locations. All of NMRTC GB Staff participate in the exercises in one fashion or another and include preparing for response to: a combative patient/person; stolen baby; bomb threat; missing patient/person; and active shooter. It’s important to have a certain level of quality performance while under pressure while conducting the exercises, keeping in mind that the responses to the scenarios are designed for ensuring safety of all the people on NMRTC GB’s campus. The criteria for successfully responding to the emergency response codes within the hospital are established by Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and are written by Mr. Hettinger. He explained, “Some parts of the SOP’s are very specific to the code because the response should always include a specific amount of actions and not have as much of

Dawn Grimes Drill Evaluator HM2 Wilbert Kindle to ensure hospital staff have appropriately locked door in response to active shooter.

an evolving human factor as other codes do. For example getting a description, a call back phone number, making mass notifications, alerting the chain of command, and calling 9-1-1. These types of actions will always happen in all five of the emergency response codes.” Evaluating the effectiveness of the drill can take up to ten people depending on the drill. These evaluators will observe how drill participants are employing standard operating procedures in their response and the requirements in each action, safety of the exercise, and ways to improve processes. HM2 Caleb Van Zandt, the Safety Officer for NMRTC GB has served with multiple USMC units, participated in this week’s drills, for the first time, as an evaluator. “On the Marine side we always say, train like you fight so doing the drills more often actually will increase your reaction time and your procedures you can hone in on deficiencies are and how to correct them.”

Unlike Van Zandt, many of USNH GBs corpsmen and technicians are new to the Navy and on their first tour. “The newer corpsman really learn a lot from these sorts of drills which, for many, are the first simulated training exercise they’ve experienced outside of boot camp and A-school,” Hettinger added. Preparation for this week’s five drills required coordination and collaboration with Naval Station Guantanamo Bay Emergency Management and Security teams. In all more nearly 2000 man hours across multiple functions were required to write, plan and execute the week long exercise. NMRTC GB Emergency Manager Kevin Robarge, said, “The Command places readiness as a top priority and in order to achieve that goal, we have to drill”. The Skipper told us to “make it happen”, and that type of leadership and support enabled us to conduct these drills in the most efficient and effective way possible while minimizing the impact tour ability to provide patient care.

MC3 Jaimar Carson The guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) returns to its homeport of Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam following a successful seven-month deployment to U.S. 4th and U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations.

USS Halsey returns home from seven-month deployment From Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs


Guided-missile destroyer USS Halsey (DDG 97) returned to its homeport, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, today, following a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations. Halsey left Pearl Harbor April 10, following a two-week pier side sequester period, and remained at sea for most of

the following seven months due to operational tasking and the constraints of operating forward during the COVID pandemic. “Team Halsey is really proud of what we accomplished: flexing to deploy early on short notice, integrating smoothly with the U.S. Coast Guard for counternarcotics operations in U.S. 4th Fleet then transitioning to U.S. 7th Fleet and the fast-paced operations there, all successfully and safely,” said Cmdr. DeVere Crooks, Halsey’s commanding officer. “Our Sailors did all this despite the

challenges of COVID and without a liberty port visit in seven months.” Halsey arrived to U.S. 4th Fleet to participate in U.S. Southern Command and Joint Interagency Task Force South’s enhanced counternarcotics operations missions in the Caribbean Sea and eastern Pacific Ocean alongside embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment (LEDET) and Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 37. Halsey’s efforts contributed to an interdiction of an estimated 2,000 kilograms of drugs, worth an estimated street value

of 140 million dollars. Halsey also rendered assistance to mariners in distress when the crew responded to a radio call from a nearby fishing vessel, medically evacuating a critically injured Costa Rican fisherman, further strengthening international relations in the area. While in U.S. 7th Fleet, Halsey conducted sustained presence operations, enforcement coordination cell operations in support of U.N. Security Council Resolution 2397. Halsey then integrated with Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group conducting multiple strait transits and presence operations in the Indian Ocean. To learn more about Halsey, visit https://www.public.navy.mil/surfor/ ddg97/Pages/default.aspx and follow on social media at www.facebook.com/USSHalsey

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Felicia Crosson Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton Staff; Cmdr. Adelaine Trask, Pediatrician, Lt. Andrew Veilleux, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Lt. Raza Beg, Chief Information Officer, and Cmdr. Lauren Brown, Physical Therapy Department Head and NHCP's MHS Genesis Program Manager celebrate the implementation of MHS GENESIS at the hospital with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

MHS GENESIS live at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton From Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton CAMP PENDLETON, CALIF.

Its official, the switch has been flipped at 7:00 a.m. as the Department of Defense’s (DoD) new electronic health record (EHR), MHS GENESIS, is deployed at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), October 31, 2020. The deployment of MHS GENESIS was completed after months of extensive preparation not to mention while navigating through a global pandemic. The transition included intensive training, internal infrastructure changes and equipment upgrades while continuing to serve those who serve. This evolution included NHCP’s Core Hospital, 13 Branch Health Clinics, along with Port Hueneme who went live on September 23, 2020 and Yuma Arizona who will be flipping the switch in April, 2021. NHCP was not able to do this alone, a program called Pay It Forward was a tremendous help during the transition. “The Pay It Forward program, sponsored and under the auspices of the Defense Health

Agency and Program Management Office, supports commands going live with MHS GENESIS, utilizing subject matter experts (SME’s) experienced from current MHS GENESIS sites. These SME’s impart invaluable knowledge and experience to the new users, enabling a successful go-live evolution,” said Cmdr. Victor Lin, Navy Medical Forces Pacific Chief Medical Informatics Officer. Members from Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, Bremerton, Travis, and Madigan were all a part of the Pay It Forward program and supported NHCP in their efforts to make this transition possible. Whether you are on ship, shore, submarine, squadron, military hospital or clinic, MHS GENESIS will provide a single integrated electronic health record for service members, veterans and their families that will integrate inpatient and outpatient medical and dental information across the continuum of care, from point of injury. One of the key features and benefits for patients is the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal, a one-stop shop for viewing personal healthcare and history; two-way communication between patient and provider; a se-

cure website for around-the-clock access to individual and family health information, including visit notes, test results, x-rays, scheduling appointments, along with online prescription renewal. Prior to MHS GENESIS deployment, several informational pamphlets, social media questions and answers and provider education to patients took place regarding the new system, specifically concerning the new patient portal. “We received a lot of great feedback and questions on our social media. Our patients were interested, engaged and wanted to know what was going on,” said Lt Cmdr. Lauren Brown, Physical Therapy Department Head and MHS GENESIS Program Manager. Lt. Cmdr. Brown explained there are three different ways to access the new patient portal. Beneficiaries can visit the official site at https://patientportal.mhsgenesis.health.mil and once there use one of the three options to logon: Department of Defense Self-Service Logon; Common Access Card; or Defense Finance and Accounting Service login. If you already had a Tricare

Online Defense Self-Service Logon it will be the same information. Patients who transfer out of the area to another military hospital or clinic not using MHS GENESIS will resume using Secure Messaging – through TRICARE Online. MHS GENESIS is also a benefit to the staff at NHCP. It will help streamline the workday for doctors, nurses and hospital corpsmen in caring for their patients by eliminating double order entry and double documentation along with providing beneficiaries a modern, secure and connected Electronic Health Record. “This command has put in countless hours of training and time into this transition which has stretched across two different bases in Southern California multiple branch clinics, along with preparing Branch Health Clinic Yuma in Arizona for their transition all while navigating through a global pandemic and keeping our the population we serve safe and healthy.” Said Lt Cmdr. Brown. Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton is just one site of many to execute the full deployment across the DoD world-wide spectrum which is expected to be completed in 2022 to serve more than nine million beneficiaries.

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EOCN David Hoelting Seabees assigned to U.S. Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) Detail Timor-Leste, U.S. Ambassador to Timor-Leste Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Timor-Leste Department of Education and government officials, and Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) service members pose for a photo to commemorate the opening of the Vila Nova three-room school house.

U.S. Navy Seabees finish construction of schoolhouse in Timor-Leste From EOCN David Hoelting

Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3 Public Affairs


U.S. Navy Seabees deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion (NMCB) 3’s Detail Timor-Leste completed construction of the Vila Nova three-room schoolhouse in Baucau, Timor-Leste in support of the Timor-Leste Ministry of Education, Oct. 30. The school will provide space to educate over 1,500 Timorese students, improve Timor-Leste’s educational infrastructure, and contribute a lasting symbol of the United States and Timor-Leste partnership. The project is one of many examples of Seabees using their engineering skills to support the government and citizens of Timor-Leste.

“This building marks completion of the 101st Seabee construction project in TimorLeste,” said Lt. Oscar Solis, officer-incharge of NMCB-3’s Detail Timor-Leste. “It is also the first permanent construction project in the Baucau District. I am extremely proud of the work we have accomplished and am grateful to be able to add to the Seabee’s legacy here in Timor-Leste.” The Seabees partnered with Forsa Defesa Timor-Leste (F-FDTL) service members for construction of the school house. “They have been with us through every phase of construction,” said Solis. “They have integrated well with our Seabees to perform high-quality construction, but we have also enjoyed the added benefit of learning about their backgrounds and building friendships.”

This partnership is especially valuable because it allows the Seabees to directly contribute to the people of Timor-Leste through infrastructure support and allow the Seabees to help develop F-FDTL’s engineering capabilities. “Working on the school here in TimorLeste has been very rewarding to me personally,” said Builder 3rd Class Aaron Landrum. “Not only to be able to give back to Timor-Leste, but to work alongside the FFDTL members and learn about them and their culture.” After arriving in Timor-Leste and following thorough COVID-19 mitigation measures including restriction of movement and being tested for COVID, the Seabees were able to break ground on the schoolhouse in late August. They quickly got to work by excavating large amounts of volcanic rock and limestone, then brought in new material for backfilling and compaction to create a solid foundation to build on. Massive mats of reinforcing steel were tied and placed into the earth to then have concrete placed on top; giving the concrete the structural integ-

rity Seabees require for their projects. This process was repeated for footers, grade beams and a sidewalk. With all the concrete in the ground, the Seabees then went on to place the concrete block to construct the walls of the classrooms. Next came attaching all the trusses to the columns, and finishing off all the parts of the roof to complete the structure. Finally, the Seabees installed the doors, windows, electrical and applied paint, leaving a school for the citizens of Baucau to use for many years to come. NMCB-3 is deployed across the IndoPacific region conducting high-quality construction to support U.S. and partner nations to strengthen partnerships, deter aggression, and enable expeditionary logistics and naval power projection. The battalion stands ready to complete assigned tasking, support Humanitarian Aid/Disaster Relief and Major Combat Operations throughout the area of responsibility. For more information about Seabees and NMCB-3, visit http:// seabeemagazine.navylive.dodlive.mil or https://www.facebook.com/NMCB3/













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Naval Medical Forces Pacific names 2019 Sailor of the Year From Naval Medical Forces Pacific SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) announced Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (HM1) Janice Aquino, whose hometown is San Diego, California, as the regional headquarters 2019 Sailor of the Year and the first recipient of the Chief Yeoman La Toya Calvin Leadership Award. “This year’s winner is HM1 Janice Aquino” said Command Master Chief Loren Rucker. “She showed a high level of leadership in both supporting headquarters staff throughout the year and during COVID-19 response efforts. In addition to her day-to-day responsibilities, she stepped in as the leading chief petty officer for the headquarters administration department in a time of need.” Aquino, leading petty officer of the administration department exhibited a high level leadership, guiding active and Reservist personnel, along with maintaining the highest standards in communication with subordinate commands. "I am very honored to win Sailor of the Year for NMFP,” stated Aquino. “This award would not be possible if it weren’t for the collective work of the whole administration department, so my win is also the whole department’s win.” This is the first year for the prestigious Chief Yeoman La Toya Calvin Leadership Award, which is inspired by its namesake who displayed superb leadership, while educating and guiding Sailors to do the same. This award is given only to a Sailor who is stationed at the region’s headquarters and exudes the highest standards in their job. . “I am especially grateful and honored to receive the first ever Chief Yeoman La Toya Calvin Leadership Award,” Aquino said. “Her mentorship and guidance was the key factor on how I am as leader today. She was the epitome of what a great leader should be. When Chief arrived, she sat me down and told me that she needed me to help her lead the best admin department in the whole Navy. She challenged me to be the best and bring out the leader in me to serve not just the NFMP staff but the whole region." Naval Medical Forces Pacific (NMFP) provides oversight for 11 Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Commands (NMRTC), on the West Coast and Pacific Rim that train, man, and equip medical forces, primarily in military treatment facilities. Globally, NMFP oversees eight research laboratories that deliver research expertise in support of warfighter health and readiness

YN2 Faith Taylor HM1 Janice Aquino is named the Naval Medical Forces Pacific 2019 Sailor of the Year and the first recipient of the Chief Yeoman La Toya Calvin Leadership Award.

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This Veterans Day, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) salutes our military veterans, like Alicia Hunt, for their unwavering commitment, selflessness and service. We wish to extend our gratitude to all who have served in the U.S armed forces. We thank you for your dedication, and we are honored to serve you as you strive to achieve your higher education goals.

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MC1 Kyle Steckler Continental ops from coast to coast...Branch Health Clinic Everett Recreational Activities Committee members pose with their virtual "Run across America" tracking map Oct. 29, 2020. Approximately 30 staff members - active duty and civil service - took part in the16-week event covering nearly 2,900 miles.

Virtual “Run across America” brings Navy Medicine staff together amid COVID-19 By MC1 Kyle Steckler Naval Hospital Bremerton


. A team run across the continental United States wouldn’t likely be advisable even under normal circumstances, let alone during a worldwide pandemic outbreak. That’s exactly why Sailors and civilians at Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Everett, a detachment of Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bremerton, didn’t do that. “I love running, but no, I don’t think I’d ever actually run across the country,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Abrahim Nair, a radiologic technologist assigned to BHC Everett. “But running for cumulative miles against teams of people I work with I figured we could definitely do.” Over the course of 16 weeks - from June to October 2020 - nearly 30 Sailors and civilians assigned the clinic participated in a virtual ‘Run across America.’ The local competition was coordinated by the clinic’s Recreational Activities Committee (RAC) in an effort to maintain physical fitness and esprit de corps despite the social-distance mandates in place due to COVID-19. One of those participants was Lt. Courtney Rafferty, clinic optometrist, who shared that by participating and logging hundreds of miles allowed her to accomplish some serious goals along the way.

I was able to put in nearly 600 miles over the past four months,” said Rafferty. “I pushed my old tennis shoes to their manufacturer limits. If you know me, you know I do not typically do cardio. I prefer powerlifting. Initially my goal was to push myself while cutting weight for a powerlifting meet, which sadly got cancelled due to COVID. I was able to cut 20 pounds over four months just by walking every day and going on local hikes on the weekends. According to Rafferty, there was a method to the slow-going madness. “I wanted to set an example that no crazy workouts or endless jogging are required to lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. That even a slow-walking tortoise like myself could win a race,” she said. Nair, who is also the president of the RAC, said the idea was formed at the height of the pandemic at a time when much of the now-standard safety procedures and practices like masks and social distancing were in their infancy. “For our ‘Run across America’ event, we chose a route that equated to approximately 2,900 miles, from Everett to New York City,” said Nair. “At the time, the hospital ship [USNS] Comfort was there, so we thought we’d run over to go help them. It was our way of trying to be a little closer to our fellow corpsmen, nurses and providers. “We split up the participants into four teams,” Nair continued. “The team lead-

er’s role was to gather and verify each member’s progress. Every week, we sent out status updates to all participants. We even had a map at the clinic with colorcoded push pins to visibly track progress.” Participation wasn’t just limited to running. Hiking, walking and biking were also encouraged. “We knew from the beginning we didn’t want to limit participants,” said Nair. “At the height of the pandemic, we saw an obvious need to improve the comradery and esprit de corps. We think this went a long way in doing so.” Rafferty agreed. She explained the challenge did more than just help her achieve personal goals, it genuinely helped her connect with coworkers during a time when such connection was most important. “At a time when morale was low from the stress and uncertainty of the ongoing pandemic, our ‘Run across America’ challenge allowed us to creatively find a way to still come together as a team in spite of social distancing,” said Rafferty. “I learned more about staff members at the clinic by sharing local hike recommendations and photos of the hikes. It kept us focused and motivated on the competition with RAC members releasing weekly status updates. “As a naval officer and a leader, I know that I am only as good as my team,” added Rafferty. “You can’t hold others to higher standards than yourself, and that includes physical readiness. I hope by promoting

opportunities to exercise in spite of gym closures and restrictions, staff members know their physical well-being and mental health are valued.” Rafferty said that as a participant, the hardest part is a feeling many can sympathize with. “The hardest part was waking up early in the morning to go start walking with my dog,” she said. “I knew that I could sleep in later if I would just jog the miles since it would be faster. But I ended up really enjoying the peace and calm of early morning walks with my dog, who by the way was also very excited about supporting the competition as an unofficial team member. It was so valuable for my mental health in a year that has been stressful for every single person and helped me clear my mind and get focused for the day ahead.” The clinic is currently conducting its second challenge, 1,338 miles from New York to the Florida Keys, and has expanded the cardio option even further to elicit more participation. “We are currently in our second phase of the program, which has expanded opportunities to earn miles with cardio options like swimming and rowing,” said Rafferty. “One of our corpsmen here has a rower at home and is able to watch over his newborn baby while still competing and earning miles. I’m impressed at the lengths our staff members have gone to. It keeps me motivated to stay on track with my physical readiness instead of coming home to the path of least resistance like stresseating and binge watching television.” Rafferty offered a bit of encouragement to anyone thinking of taking on a challenge similar to this one. “Don’t lose sight of what’s important in such a tumultuous year,” she said. “Take care of yourself, and take care of those around you.”

USS Hershel 'Woody' Williams arrives in Naples, Italy From U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa / U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs


The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4) arrived in Naples, Italy, for a routine logistics stop, Oct. 29. Hershel “Woody” Williams returned to the Mediterranean following a 43-day underway operating alongside partners and Allies off the coast of Africa, where the ship participated in six maritime evolutions, a major multinational exercise, and refueling operations. “Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams is a long-term presence assigned to the U.S. Africa Command mission set, and we look forward to working alongside our African partners again in the near future,” said Capt. David L. Gray, commanding officer, Hershel “Woody” Williams, Blue Crew, “It has been an absolute honor to be a part of our increased U.S. presence in Africa working and training alongside our partners and Allies.” While off the coast of Africa, the ship showcased its full spectrum of maritime capabilities during tracking, passing, and communication exercises with Morocco, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria before participating in the French-led Grand African Navy Exercise for Maritime Operations

Sgt. Megan Roses The Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel Woody Williams (ESB 4) sails in the Atlantic Ocean. Hershel Woody Williams is on its inaugural deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa area of responsibility in support of maritime missions and special operations.

(NEMO) 2020, a week-long exercise involving more than 30 ships and aircraft from 14 different Allied and partner nations. All evolutions trained on important maritime issues such as combating illegal fishing, piracy, drug trafficking, pollution, and rescue at sea while maintaining COVID precautions. Hershel “Woody” Williams, homeported in Souda Bay, Greece, conducts AFRICOM missions in the Mediterranean and the waters around East, South, and West Africa to include the Gulf of Guinea, operating

with regional Allies and partners. The ship is assigned to the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) mission set and will support security cooperation missions and operations in and around the African continent. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa and U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with Allied and interagency partners, in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa.

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The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center presented more than $4,000 in prizes for the 2020 Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition in a special episode of The HeART of Hampton live-streamed on the Art Center’s Facebook page on Saturday, October 24, 2020. This year’s Best in Show winner, Sandy Curran, received the exhibition’s top $1,000 prize for her piece entitled Lonely Girl. The 2020 Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition juror and judge was Diana Blanchard Gross, Curator of the Peninsula Fine Arts Center, who gave a brief description and interpretation of each of the award-winning pieces throughout the virtual ceremony. On selecting the best in show award she said, “I loved this particular fiber piece of Sandy’s. It’s a rather large piece. It’s gorgeous and I love that she used this different, very bright color palette for a rather somber individual looking out. It drew me in to this sense of isolation. I just found it fascinating.” Upon accepting the award, Curran said, “The Charles H. Taylor is one of the few places where people who work in nontraditional mediums that aren’t all oil paint and aren’t all watercolor and drawings are actually considered artists.” No stranger to the winner’s circle, Curran won second place for her piece entitled Polarization Pain for the same exhibition in 2018. In addition to the monetary prize, Curran also gets the opportunity to present a solo exhibition in the Art Center’s annex gallery that will run concurrent to the 2021 Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition. “This year’s Virginia Artists submissions blew me away. The pandemic has not curtailed creativity. From what I can tell, people have used this extraordinary time to delve deeper, push harder, and break out of their habits to creative more ambitious and meaningful work,” said Visual Arts Center Manager Jennifer Morningstar. “Our distinguished juror Diana Blanchard Gross did an incredible job selecting this year’s show from 555 entries and pairing down to just under 100 artworks, and she did an exceptional job selecting this year’s award winners.” An additional 11 awards were presented including first, second, and third place as well as special awards and awards of distinction. A full list of award winners and the livestreamed ceremony are available on the Hampton Arts Diversions Blog. The 2020 Virginia Artists Juried Exhibition is on display through Saturday, November 14, 2020. The Charles H. Taylor Visual Arts Center 4205 Victoria Boulevard Hampton, VA 23669

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The Virginia Arts Festival has co-commissioned a new production with the world-renowned illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist Scott Silven to bring a brand new, mesmerizing virtual show, The Journey, connecting your home to his in the picturesque Scotland countryside. The online virtual performance will stream December 8-13, 2020, and tickets are available November 10 at vafest.org or by calling the Virginia Arts Festival Box Office at 757-282-2822. As one of the co-commissioners of The Journey, the Virginia Arts Festival has joined arts organizations worldwide to present this brilliant illusionist’s newest show in its world premiere U.S tour. The Festival has a long history with Silven and has previously presented two sold-out runs of his At The Illusionist’s Table in 2018 and 2019 at Norfolk’s own Leone’s Italian Restaurant on Granby Street. This year, Silven brings an all-new, immersive, and intimate experience, streamed live online, that will captivate and astonish audiences. As with his in-person shows, the virtual audience will participate in the show—your chance to hear a long-forgotten story, reveal the mysteries of your mind, and unlock the secrets of Silven’s glorious Scottish homeland through incredible illusions and feats of imagination. With a maximum of 30 guests per show, the experience is both intimate and astounding. Join in this virtual event like no other, and discover the path that connects you to Silven’s past, your own present, and a collective future. Critical acclaim for Silven’s shows is universal. “Is it astounding? Absolutely. A graceful pivot to a new medium? Sure. Just when you think you know how Silven

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might have faked an effect, he complicates the trick, then complicates it again and you are abandoned to wonderment.” - The New York Times “Under the guise of reading your thoughts, Silven does something more astonishing: He refreshes your outlook.” - Los Angeles Times “Silven’s use of storytelling and setting creates something genuinely magical.” - Britain’s The Guardian “Mysterious…handsome, unforgettable.” - People Magazine About Scott Silven Scott Silven is a modern-day marvel like no other. As an acclaimed illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist, Silven pushes the boundaries of his craft by creating stylish, smart, and uniquely immersive performances on both stage and screen, mesmerizing audiences across the globe.

Hailed by Vogue as a “world-renowned mentalist,” his work has been described as “a marvel” (The New York Times), “mesmerizing” (Town and Country), “truly astonishing” (TheDaily Beast), and “unforgettable” (Entertainment Weekly), through a combination of “elegance, sheer mind power, and profound philosophical insight” (Manhattan Digest). Following two major sell-out runs in New York and an extensive international tour, including headline engagements with leading arts organizations, Silven now introduces his latest experience -The Journey. The Journey continues Silven’s theatrical objectives: the virtual production not only orchestrates an awe-inspiring experience, but leads audiences to a place that suggests untold possibilities and challenges perceptions--a place that allows them to look at the world, and themselves, in an extraordinary way.

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“Arrrgghh, Matey”… Pirates Sure to Be Spotted on the Streets of Norfolk From Scavengee ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA

When was the last time Pirates were seen invading Norfolk? It’s safe to say that if it’s ever happened, it’s been a couple of centuries, however, that’s about to change on December 5th. Cap’n Graybeard’s map has been lost Downtown and The Pirates Treasure Hunt needs your help to find it. The Hunt, created by event planning company, Scavengee, invites you and your favorite mates to don your most creative pirate costume and embark on a high-tech, citywide scavenger hunt. In this first, socially safe experience, The Pirates Treasure Hunt will guide you through the streets of Norfolk,

encountering virtual pirates, collecting pieces of eight, and conquering numerous challenges… all in pursuit of discovering the buried booty. What do you need to participate? Sense of adventure, a smartphone, and the ability to channel your inner Pirate. “The Pirates Treasure Hunt was created to help the community transition back to some level of normalcy, while also benefitting The Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. This entertaining experience blends components of a scavenger hunt with all of the adventure of a ‘who done it’ mystery adventure,” said Scavengee Creator, Steve Tishman. “Scavengee uses proprietary technology to layout a virtual ‘where is it’ board game across the city, and engages Swashbuckling

Teams (comprised of two to six participants), to explore various sites where ‘virtual’ pirates test your knowledge, your powers of deduction, and your creativity before providing pieces of the treasure map. With each completed challenge, the Teams earn points and collect map pieces to discover the secret location of the buried treasure; upon completion, bragging rights and prizes are awarded for the highest score, best-costumed team, and most creative team name.” The Pirates Treasure Hunt takes between 2.5 and 3 hours to find the treasure and is designed for teams of 2-6 Old Salts & Scallywags (adults and teens). Tickets are available for $50 per team (plus a $2.75 ticketing fee). Have some Lads & Lassies (kids under 12)

who might like to join? Great! They can participate for free. The Norfolk experience is scheduled for December 12, 2020, with the first Pirates beginning at 10:00 a.m. (Teams can begin their adventure between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., however, all Pirates must complete their Hunt by 4:00 p.m.) To experience an afternoon of fun, purchase your team ticket and challenge your friends and family to bring their own team. https://scavengee.com/ product/the-pirates-treasure-hunt-norfolk/ The Pirates Treasure Hunt includes the following social distancing safeguards: • 3-hour start window allowing teams to begin their quest anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. • Flexibility to choose your route and navigate challenges, in any order • Outdoor challenge locations are large enough to spread out • Face coverings are encouraged while in public

WinterFest Heralds New Tradition for Hampton Roads From Nauticus NORFOLK, VA.

More than 250,000 holiday lights, a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree, and a team of custom-designed animatronic elves are just some of the highlights of WinterFest on the Wisconsin, a massive new experience aboard the historic battleship in downtown Norfolk. Produced by Nauticus and presented by GEICO Military, the holiday spectacle will launch on November 21 and conclude on New Year’s Eve. Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, Nauticus’ Dickens’ Christmas Towne has been canceled for 2020. Instead, the Battleship Wisconsin’s outside decks will be transformed for a safe, family-focused experience. “Perhaps most notably, the Battleship Wisconsin is a symbol of this country’s resilience and resolve,” said Nauticus executive director, Stephen E. Kirkland. “That makes it the perfect venue upon which to celebrate the season after a tremendously challenging year.” Winterfest on the Wisconsin will feature an enormous holiday light trail along the decks of the battleship with special tree lighting ceremonies each night. An elaborate projection system will cast holiday imagery across the entirety of the ship’s hull, and each Saturday evening Santa Claus will arrive by boat at the conclusion of a lighted sailboat parade. Winterfest on the Wisconsin was conceived as a way to celebrate the Hampton Roads community and also pay tribute to the men and women who continue to keep our country safe – even through a global pandemic.

“GEICO Military is proud to partner with Nauticus and present Winterfest on the Wisconsin in celebration of our military and veteran communities,” said Brian Schlicht, representing GEICO’s Military Assistance Team. “Our collective goal is to bring some joy and create some lasting family memories.” For more information regarding Winterfest on the

Wisconsin, visit www.nauticus.org. The experience is brought to the community by the Nauticus Foundation, a nonprofit 501©3 developed to support the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences and by sharing access to maritime resources.

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New Ways for Parents and Kids to Bond Over a Pop Culture Classic From Statepoint

Pop culture nostalgia can be an amazing way for parents and kids to bond, especially when old classics get new twists. In the case of Nickelodeon’s “Blue’s Clues,” a show which first premiered in 1996, parents and kids have new ways to share their love for the curriculumdriven interactive series. Beyond enjoying the series’ reboot, “Blue’s Clues & You!,” which has had a new generation of preschoolers searching for clues with beloved Blue and new host Josh since 2019, families can keep the fun going after television time is over in the following ways: • Parents and kids can build, create and learn

together with new block sets featuring their favorite characters. The LeapBuilders Blue’s Clues & You! Blue’s 123 School includes smart, easy-to-hold building blocks and double-sided learning blocks featuring numbers and objects. Kids can build a school for Blue, Josh and Magenta that includes a school bus and show-and-tell area, or use their imaginations to build anything they want. • Parents and kids can act out the show and take turns being Josh and Blue, then try creating their own clues to solve. • Using the LeapBuilders Blue’s Clue’s & You! Learning Letters Train, families can build a train for Blue and Josh to ride and go on an alphabet adventure. Then, build anything they can imagine



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with the building blocks and double-sided learning blocks that feature letters and objects. • Those with a sweet tooth can head over to Pinterest, where there is a collection of amazing recipes and inspiration for baking Blue’s Cluesthemed cupcakes, cookies and more. • Get creative with the LeapBuilders Blue’s Clues & You! 81-Piece Jumbo Blocks Box. Building blocks and double-sided learning blocks feature letters and objects, while three double-sided building cards inspire creativity. For even more fun, combine the learning blocks from any of these sets with other LeapBuilders sets, sold separately, that include an electronic Smart Star cube. The Smart Star will respond with fun sounds, educational songs and learning phrases to enhance building play and extend the fun. For more learning toys to help you bond over “Blue’s Clues” with your kids, visit store.leapfrog.com. Thanks to a new twist on a beloved classic show, parents can share an inter-generational fandom with their children in a way that makes learning exciting.

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Mushroom and Brussels Sprouts Pizza | Meet the star of your next pizza night By Kate Merker

The mushrooms and Brussels sprouts are tossed in balsamic vinegar before topping off this restaurantworthy pie. Rich and creamy fontina cheese brings even more flavor. Ingredients • Cornmeal, for baking sheet • Flour, for surface • 1 lb. refrigerated (or thawed from frozen) pizza dough • 3 oz. fontina cheese, coarsely grated, divided • 4 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stems discarded, torn • 1 1/2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar • 4 large Brussels sprouts, trimmed, loose leaves separated, remaining thinly sliced • 1 small red onion, sliced • 2 tbsp. olive oil • Kosher salt and pepper • 2 oz. fresh goat cheese • 6 sprigs fresh thyme Directions Heat oven to 475°F. Sprinkle baking sheet with cornmeal or line with parchment paper. On lightly floured surface, shape pizza dough into large oval. Transfer to prepared sheet and sprinkle with all but ½ cup fontina. In large bowl, toss mushrooms with balsamic vinegar. Add Brussels sprouts (whole leaves and slices) and onion, drizzle with oil and season with ½ tsp each salt and pepper. Toss to combine and scatter over dough. Sprinkle with remaining fontina, then crumble goat cheese over top and sprinkle with thyme. Bake until crust is deep golden brown and vegetables are tender, 10 to 12 min.

Mike Garten

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Patricia Deal A staff member demonstrates CRDAMC virtual ward(pilot) system which includes a wireless blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter that transmits a patient vital-sign readings via Bluetooth to a web-based database on the dedicated cellphone. The remote monitoring capabilities of the Virtual Ward offers certain patients the option to reduce their hospital stay and recover at home.

‘Virtual Ward’ pilot program to reduce hospital stay time By: Patricia Deal, CRDAMC Public Affairs

The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) at Fort Hood, Texas is test piloting a ‘virtual ward’ system which gives qualifying patients the option to be discharged early so they can recover at home with the confidence that they are being monitored and supported by their healthcare team. The virtual ward system CRDAMC is testing is a variation of USAMMDA’s Medical Hands-free Unified Broadcast (MEDHUB), a medical communications platform that typically exchanges trauma patient information between medics and receiving hospitals during medical evacuations. “The goal of virtual telemedicine applications like the virtual ward is to allow us to deliver safe, effective healthcare so that patients can manage

their medical treatment without them having to physically come to the hospital or clinic,” said Army Lt. Col. Garrett Meyers, chief of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. “The virtual ward ideally could shorten the hospital stay for patients with blood pressure problems, COPD or CHF exacerbations or other related conditions. The idea is that instead of staying in hospital longer than is strictly necessary, patients are released early and can recover in the comfort and privacy of their homes once they are at minimum risk. It helps ease any anxiety they might have about being in a hospital, plus it frees up hospital staff and beds.” The CRDAMC virtual ward variant is designed to be compact and userfriendly. It includes a wireless blood pressure cuff and pulse oximeter which

allow patients to get immediate, accurate readings of their vital signs. The sensors transmit their vital-sign readings via Bluetooth to a dedicated cellphone also included with the system and the data is automatically entered into a web-based database. Patients take their vital sign readings at regular intervals as prescribed by their physician and a member of the patient’s healthcare team reviews the data and transposes into the patient’s medical record. The system also allows the healthcare provider to set individual parameters which would highlight specified values in red so everyone can immediately see if the patient’s readings fall outside of the expected range. If their condition warrants, patients may be called back to the hospital for observation or treatment if necessary.

The virtual ward is another addition to CRDAMC’s wide array of virtual health applications as the hospital continues to leverage technology and telemedicine advancements to enhance traditional health care practices. As COVID-19 has spurred new ideas and innovations in the way healthcare is delivered, CRDAMC has embraced virtual health as the new norm. The hospital currently leads all DOD military treatment facilities worldwide in telehealth services utilization, having the highest service member enrollment and providing more than 25,000 virtual video visits in the last few months. “Technological advancements have impacted the healthcare system. Telemedicine trends like secure messaging between doctor and patient via any device from anyplace, tele-visits and wearable technology to monitor conditions at home have empowered people to take control of their healthcare,” Meyers said. “It’s all about making sure that people are getting the care they need, when they need it at the right time and in the right setting for them.”

JBLM hosts vital blood drive during COVID-19 By: Victor L. Shermer, ASBP Blood Donor Recruiter, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

During the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington remained operational with essential workers. To keep all personnel on JBLM safe, most training and events were put on hold, including blood drives. In July, however, the Armed Services Blood Bank Center – Pacific Northwest was given authorization to start conducting blood drives again. To maintain social distancing requirements, all blood drives are by appointment only, and restrictions are placed on how many donors and staff can be in the area. Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Corps, stepped up to host a blood drive to do their part during COVID-19. Army Sgt. Maj. Osvaldo Martinez, the battalion command sergeant major, mentioned the idea of hosting a blood drive to Army Capt. Stephanie Larson, the battalion surgeon. Larson organized the a three-day blood drive at the commands medical section; She and her medics went door-to-door throughout their headquarters building to find potential donors. “It really didn’t take much convincing, as there was enthusiasm and willing participants in pretty much every section we showed up in,” she stated. “We also had a concurrent SRP [Soldier Readiness Program] during the blood drive, so we encouraged people to come donate after they had completed the SRP. Because of the great response we got, we are considering doing a blood drive on a quarterly basis. It was really good for morale, I think.” One of the many donors, Army Spec. Zachary Priddy, said he was donating because “it feels es-

Victor Shermer Navy Hospitalman Edward Yellend cares for Army Spc Courtland Daughtry as he donates blood during a recent blood drive at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

sential to donate if you’re a medical person.” Priddy is an Army medic assigned to the battalion medical section. With only 16 months of service, JBLM is Spec. Priddy’s first assignment – and his first time donating blood. Priddy added, “You volunteer to serve, so take the extra step to volunteer to donate blood when you have an opportunity.” Army Spec. Courtland Daughtry, an Air Battle Defense manager, has donated blood in the past, but this was his first time donating with the ASBP. Daughtry felt the urge to donate when he heard about the blood drive. Although he was unaware of ASBP’s mission, he was educated during his donation. Daugh-

try also encouraged others to donate, “Take the opportunity to donate when a blood drive is available.” The battalion did their part during COVID-19 to ensure the enduring and mission critical need for blood is available for those deployed supporting contingency operations and our military treatment facilities here at home, added Larson. To find out more about the ASBP or to schedule an appointment to donate, please visit the ASBP website. To interact directly with ASBP staff members, see more photos, or get the latest news, follow @militaryblood on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube, and @usmilitaryblood on Instagram.

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ESTATE SALE 846 Olmstead St, Chesapeake Deep Creek, Culpepper Landing Fri. & Sat., Nov. 6 & 7 8:30 AM-3 PM 5-piece sterling tea set, French-style curio cabinet, cut glass, perfume bottles, Suters corner cabinets, parlor sets, tilt-top table, din rm furniture, unique Oriental sideboard, queen-size bedrm. furniture set complete, oak bookcases, costume jewelry, lots of other furniture, China, crystal, unusual things, large garage full of lots of stuff, kit. items. On Tues. see Estatesales.net. House alarmed & guarded. Please wear a mask. Cash or Checks only. Larry Zedd, Va. Beach Antiques, 422-4477. ESTATE SALE Estate of Henrietta Rudnick 3620 Kings Lake Dr., Va. Beach Fri., Nov. 6 & Sat., Nov. 7 9 AM-3 PM 2-story house w/vintage furniture, approx. 60 big Lladros, din rm, kit., bdrm items, etc. See pics on Estatesales.net. Kenny Keeter 718-2464. NORFOLK Fine waterfront home, just in time for Thanksgiving. Beautiful dishes, kitchenware, outdoor statuary. See estatesales. net for additional information. Featured by Ghent Antiques. 1208 Fairwater Dr. Norfolk, VA. Sat 10/31, 10am-4pm & Sun 11/1, 10am-3pm. VIRGINIA BEACH 1215 Lawson Cove Circle, Cypress Pt 11/6-11/7, 9am-2pm quality furniture/accent pieces/household items.

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Are you looking for a “blue moon” opportunity to join the premier provider of post-acute transitional care in Virginia and North Carolina? Medical Facilities of America’s Leadership Academy serves as the pipeline to fill administrator vacancies within the company. This unique opportunity is available to you because the recent promotion of several Academy graduates has left the pipeline dry. We are seeking licensed administrators that are leaders in the industry looking to make a change by joining an outstanding organization.

Office space for lease. General Booth area. 1675 sqft. $2500.00 Direct signage and exposure on blvd. Call ERA RE PRO 757-228-1768

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Successful candidates should be currently licensed in either Virginia or North Carolina, be willing to attend a 2-week educational program in Roanoke, VA, aimed at developing the candidate’s understanding of the MFA business model and its culture of caring. Upon successful completion of this program, the candidate will serve as an Assistant Administrator in one of MFA’s centers, awaiting the opportunity to bid and ultimately fill the next Administrator opening.

2015 COACHMAN TRAILER 25 ft, pull behind, 2 doors with one slide. Excellent Condition. $17,500 OBO. 757-686-8468

Please express your interest by sending a cover letter with a resume to blue.moon@mfa.net.

CONSIGNMENTS WANTED! Let us clean, sell, & finance your RV. Snyders RV 499-8000.

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Highest CA$H prices paid Old wooden ducks or Canvas geese Swans and Shorebirds. Also buying Old fishing tackle & Wooden lures Boat oars Nautical & Lifesaving items Call Mark at 757-721-2746


PURE BRED AKITA PUPPIES I have a nice big boned litter of Akita puppies. These pups are AKC registered Championship blood line. Parents on Premise.

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Sweetheart Beauty French Bulldog Girl Full AKC. She has the classically perfect head and ear set! Just an incredibly beautiful girl! george. miller0233@gmail.com ... $1400

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Hauling (A) FAMILY TRASH MAN-HOUSEHOLD, Demo inside & out, construction sites, dumpster drop off, backhoe work. We haul it all! 20 yrs. exp., lic & ins. 485-1414 ATTICS & GARAGES CLEANED Contents hauled away. Also tree limbs & shrubs. Call: 934-2258

ALL HOME IMPROVEMENTS Custom Home Repairs & Renovations. Patrick Ellis Ent. Inc. Lic. & Ins. BBB A+ 757-635-6609 BRICK & STONE REPAIRS Steps, Walls, Foundations, etc. Virginia Beach Native. Masonry Contract. 40+ yrs Known As Stone Smith USA. Semi-Retired - A Legend In His Own Mind! Earl Smith 757-2700578. You Won’t Find A Better Man! D & W GARAGES 20x24’ $15,995; 24x24’ $17,995; 24x30’ $20,995; w/Slab & Vinyl Siding. 465-0115 or 362-1833. dandwgarages.com


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DODGE 2003 CARAVAN Auto, new inspection, great gas mileage. $8,450. VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757-717-1715/757-963-2299

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4 door, auto, AC, cruise, power windows & locks, back up camera, Honda warranty, excellent condition! 27K miles. $14,500 Call: 757-351-5611

XLT, 5.0 V8, crew cab, good miles. Must See! $28,950. VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757-717-1715/757-963-2299

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Big horn, quad cab, 5.7 V8 Hemi, 9,000 miles. Save thousands! $34,950 VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757717-1715/757-963-2299


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Box Truck w access door from cab, auto, power windows, AC,new tires. runs well, $16,900 757-286-8123

Boats & Watercraft 2004 BAYLINER 19 Feet. 135HP Mercury Inboard With Bimini Top, Bow & Pit Covers & New Winter Cover $5800. 757-663-2454 2009 ROWING WHITEHALL 14FT Composite hull, sliding seat, outriggers, carbon fiber oars. $3,900 Charles Campbell: 757-678-7777

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New inspection, all serviced. gar. kept. Fully loaded, runs & drives great. $19,750. Call for details, 757-675-0288. Va. Dlr.

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Leather, Must See! $24,500. VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757-717-1715/ 757-963-2299

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EX, auto, AC, sunroof, alloid. $15,950. VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757-717-1715/757-963-2299

SE, AWD, leather, sun roof, 3k miles, loaded, nice. $24,950. VA Dlr Proc. fee $395. 757-717-1715/ 757-963-2299

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63 mis. Clean. Serviced. $7900. 757-439-0582. Va Dlr


T-Top, 5 Spd Runs Great. 95k Miles. $2300 OBO Call: 757-737-1015


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