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Winter storm blankets area By MC1 RJ Stratchko Flagship Military Editor NORFOLK

MC2 Ryan U. Kledzik Sailors create snow angels by lying on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

USS Cole holds burial at sea

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By MC3 Brianna K. Green Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs MEDITERRANEAN SEA

Arleigh Burke-Class guidedmissile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) held a burial at sea for 18 former service members and one spouse on the ship’s flight deck Dec. 30. Cole’s Executive Officer Cmdr. James J. Von St. Paul and Lt. Ethan Everts, assigned to Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic Minitry Center, spoke during the ceremony. “Today, Cole’s crew had the privilege to render appropriate military honors for shipmates who have passed on from this life,” Von St. Paul said. “The duty is a privilege because we have the chance to reflect on the rich tradition of service that we have inherited from the men and women who have gone before us.” Historically, ships used burials at sea because they lacked proper means to bury Sailors. Today, the ceremony is one of the highest honors paid to former service members. “Today was a new experience. It was an honor and a privilege to be part of something that we don’t do

MC3 Raymond Minami Sailors aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5) clear snow from the flight deck in preparation for getting underway.

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USS Monterey leaves Palma de Mallorca The guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) prepares to pull into Palma de Mallorca, Spain, for a scheduled port visit.

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Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) departed Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Jan. 3 after a scheduled port visit to enhance U.S.-Spain relationships as the two nations work together for a stable, secure, and prosperous Europe. During the port call, the command leadership met with the Spanish Central Government representative for the Baleric Islands, Delegada Maria Salom, and Lt. Cmdr. Jose Maria Marquez Montero, a representative of the Spanish navy. Monterey Commanding Officer Capt. Chris DeGregory, was thankful for the opportunity to meet with the Spanish officials. “It is great to be in Palma; meetings like this strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and our NATO allies,” DeGregory said. “We share the same

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Sailors in the Hampton Roads area returned to work on Tuesday, Jan. 10 after a blanket of snow covered the ground ranging anywhere between five and 12 inches of snow. Freezing rain and sleet began to fall Friday which blanketed the area followed by a heavy swath of snow causing blizzard conditions is some of the region. The winter storm caused Hampton Roads operations to be shut down except to mission essential personnel from Saturday through Tuesday due to the hazardous conditions. “Winter Storm Helena has been a challenging event. Cleanup efforts have been hampered by the layer of ice remaining underneath the snow but crews on and off the installations are continuing to do an excellent job to create safe routes for personnel,” Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Director of Emergency Management Ruth Reich said. “Personnel will still need to remain vigilant and cautious to black ice, safety issues and driving with caution.” Compounding the mess of snow and ice the plunge in temperature was some of the coldest air of the season arriving behind Helena. Lows the morning of January 8 dipped into the teens, rendering salt relatively useless for treating areas of ice on roads.

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Assistance available for Hurricane Matthew damage For more information

Press Release FEMA

„ www.disasterassistance.gov „ FEMA Helpline: (800) 621-3362 for voice, 711 or video relay services; or (800) 462-7585 for TTY users.

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Federal disaster assistance is available for eligible individuals and households in Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. President Obama issued the major disaster declaration in November that authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide the assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Matthew from Oct. 7-15, 2016. If you experienced damage or losses from the hurricane, to be considered for FEMA assistance, you must first apply with FEMA.

How do I apply? You can apply online at www.disasterassistance.gov or by using the FEMA mobile app. You can apply with a phone call to the FEMA Helpline: (800) 621-3362 for voice, 711 or video relay ser-

vices; or (800) 462-7585 for TTY users. The regular helpline hours are 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week.

compensated by insurance. Grants do not have to be repaid. Loans from the SBA must be repaid.

For eligible applicants, FEMA grants can help pay for a number of disaster-related expenses, such as temporary housing, home repairs, medical or childcare costs, replacement of personal property, repair or replacement of a flooded vehicle and other serious disaster-related expenses not covered by insurance or other aid programs. Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to eligible applicants to cover residential and business losses not fully

You should apply for FEMA assistance even if you have insurance, because you may find you are underinsured or have unmet needs after your insurance settlement. Insurance is your main source of funds for disaster recovery, but insurance may not compensate for all your losses. Call your insurance agent and then call FEMA.

Am I eligible for FEMA What kinds of help assistance if I have are available? insurance?

What information do I cently deployed, you may ap- our capability to prepare for, need to have to apply? ply after Jan. 3, 2017. FEMA protect against, respond to, • Your Social Security number; • Current and pre-disaster addresses with zip codes; • A description of your losses that were caused by the disaster; • Directions to property; • A working telephone number where FEMA can contact you; • Address where you can receive mail; • Insurance information if available; • Total household annual income; • A routing and account number from your bank – only necessary if you want to have disaster assistance funds transferred directly into your bank account.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline was Jan. 3. But, FEMA can Yes. Renters may apply for accept a late application if assistance to cover serious you have a valid reason for the delay. If you are in the disaster-related losses. military and have been re-

Are renters eligible?

will ask you to supply docu- recover from, and mitigate all mentation that you were de- hazards. ployed during the registration Disaster recovery assisperiod. tance is available without regard to race, color, religion, I have applied. What nationality, sex, age, disabilhappens next? ity, English proficiency or If your home or its contents economic status. If you or are damaged and you do not someone you know has been have insurance, an inspector discriminated against, call should contact you within 10 FEMA toll-free at (800) 621days after you apply to sched- 3362 for voice, 711 or video ule a time to meet you at your relay service. TTY users can call (800) 462-7585. damaged home. The SBA is the federal government’s primary source I have other quesof money for the long term tions. Who can anrebuilding and recovery. SBA swer them? Answers to many questions helps businesses of all sizes, may be found online at www. private non-profit organizadisasterassistance.gov. You tions, homeowners and rentmay speak with a FEMA spe- ers fund repairs or rebuilding cialist by calling the FEMA efforts and can cover the cost Helpline: (800) 621-3362 for of replacing losses of disasvoice, 711 or video relay ser- ter-damaged real estate and vices; or (800) 462-7585 for personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not TTY users. FEMA’s mission is to sup- fully compensated by insurport our citizens and first re- ance or other recoveries and sponders to ensure that as a do not duplicate benefits of nation we work together to other agencies or organizabuild, sustain, and improve tions.

U.S. Marine Cpl. Giovanni Perez, left, prepares barbecued ribs in the galley aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), Nov. 14.

Sheriff of the mess decks By MC2 Nathan R. McDonald Wasp Amphibious Ready Group Public Affairs RED SEA

It’s 10:45 a.m., everything is ready, tables are wiped down, dishes are washed and food restocked. It’s quiet. Each crew member finishes one task or another, and seizes the chance to catch his or her breath before the lunch rush begins. In 15 minutes, a torrent of Sailors and Marines will invade their space for the second time today. This could be a busy restaurant in any city, but it’s a daily occurrence on the mess decks of amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). Four times a day, the mess decks are filled to the brim with a hungry crew and a welltrained staff. Nearly incomprehensible amounts of food are eaten and restocked, eaten and restocked. Yet, without fail, within minutes after each torrent fades the staff has the place looking clean and ready to go again. Managing this hive

of activity is Mess Deck Master-at-Arms Petty Officer 1st Class Joshua Ramsey. His job is one part police officer, one part human resources manager, and one part health inspector. “I directly supervise all of the food service attendants (FSAs), and I’m responsible for making sure the mess decks are clean and presentable, that they’re set up to accommodate everyone for their meals, and enforcing uniform standards and grooming regulations for all personnel,” Ramsey said. “Basically, everything that most people take for granted when they come to eat.” FSAs are Sailors and Marines temporarily assigned to work on the mess decks from every different division and platoon. Finding the right leadership style is essential to managing so many different personalities and backgrounds. “You have a lot of different people from a lot of different divisions who are used to all sorts of leadership styles and expectations; it’s challenging

to juggle those expectations,” Ramsey said. “The schedule is one of the toughest parts. Last minute changes can be really challenging – you might have to extend lunch hours on short notice, or start breakfast an hour early to make sure that people are getting the nourishment they need to do their jobs.” For Ramsey, supervising such a diverse group of Sailors and Marines while tailoring meal times to accommodate the ship’s busy schedule is no easy feat, especially when there are more than 700 mouths to feed. “I want to make sure my people know I’m approachable,” Ramsey said. “No one wants to work for someone they feel they can’t talk to. They know there’s a line where they respect the pay grade, but they also know I have no problem getting my hands dirty and helping them out.” It’s teamwork that keeps everything running smoothly from the early hours of the morning ‘til the last watch-

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standers have dinner. They are up to make sure breakfast is ready by 6 a.m., and stay after dinner ends at 6 p.m. to clean up and get ready to serve the night crew at 11 p.m. “Petty Officer 1st Class Ramsey will jump right in and wash dishes or mop a floor with us if we have to run out for a minute,” FSA Petty Officer 3rd Class Tyler Robles said. Unlike any restaurant, no matter how well the team prepares, they always face the confines of life at sea. There is only so much space to eat, and

only so much space to store supplies. “You want to make sure everyone has enough time to eat and get some down time and relax, but you have to balance that with space issues,” Ramsey said. “Our mess decks are not all that large compared to the size of the full crew we deploy with.” While the job requires

also correcting Sailors’ and Marines’ behavior at times, Ramsey strives to do it in a positive way. “He always says ‘hi’ to everyone as they come through the line,” Robles said. “Just because he has to enforce uniform and grooming regulations doesn’t mean that he isn’t nice. He checks in with everyone and makes sure that they’re doing OK” The job is not without its perks, however. “You’re guaranteed to see everyone and see how their day is going,” Ramsey said. “It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s a necessary one.”

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NEWS FROM NAS OCEANA Natalie Brown and Javier Perez, paramedics and Street Smart presenters, enact rescue procedures for car crash victims on volunteers during “Street Smart”, a Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E) presentation at NAS Oceana’s base theater. The event is designed to discuss the importance of drivers making responsible decisions concerning their safety and the dangers they face behind the wheel and on the road.

NAS OCEANA REMINDS SAILORS TO DRIVE SAFELY save the lives of individuals who have made poor choices when it comes to drinking or using drugs, texting and driving, and the non-compliance of seat belts. The paramedics lead a discussion on the importance of making responsible decisions concerning driving and vehicle safety. “We are here to impress upon the service members, that their decisions have reallife consequences. These decisions may not only affect and endanger their life but the lives of their passengers and everyone on else the road,” paramedic and Street Smart presenter Natalie Brown said. “We are here to remind everyone of the dangers they can face on the road, the consequences of poor decisionmaking, and how to think before driving and remaining vigilant when behind the wheel.” One of the main focuses of the Street Smart presentation was distracted driving, which is driving while doing another activity that takes your attention away from driving. Distracted driving can increase the chance of a motor vehicle crash. There are three main types of distraction: Visual, such as taking your eyes

By MC2 Jacob S. Richardson NAS Oceana Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH

Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana provided its Sailors and marines a “Street Smart” program presentation at the base theater. Street Smart, a Stay Alive From Education (S.A.F.E) presentation taught by certified firefighters and paramedics, is designed to discuss the importance of Sailors making responsible decisions concerning their safety and the dangers they face behind the wheel and on the road. S.A.F.E. is a non-profit organization dedicated to making young adults aware of the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, texting and emailing while driving, not wearing seatbelts, and the trauma associated with these dangers. The goal of S.A.F.E. is to offer information that will allow the audience to make rational decisions concerning their safety and well-being. The “Street Smart” program, featuring photos and descriptions of real-life trauma incidents, takes the audience into the real-life drama experienced by firefighter/ paramedics as they work to

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off the road; Manual, such as taking your hands off the wheel; and Cognitive, such as taking your mind off of driving. “Sailors need to think about their actions on the road prior to starting their drive and to continue to follow operational risk management (ORM) throughout their trip,” NAS Oceana Commanding Officer Capt. Rich Meadows said. “With all the technology and distractions facing Sailors on the road today, it can be hard to realize the danger they’re in. As leadership, it’s our job to reach out to our Sailors and get them thinking about applying ORM in everything they do, on and off duty.” Distracted driving activities include things like using a cell phone, texting, and eating. Using in-vehicle technologies (such as navigation systems) can also be sources of distraction. While any of these distractions can endanger the driver and others, texting while driving is

especially dangerous because it combines all three types of distraction. According to S.A.F.E., 3,331 people were killed in crashes involving a distracted driver, compared to 3,267 in 2010. An additional, 387,000 people were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving a distracted driver in 2011, compared to 416,000 people injured in 2010. Another main concern expressed during the presentation was driving impaired. Consuming alcohol prior to driving greatly increases the risk of car accidents, highway injuries, and vehicular deaths. Being convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can impact your life in ways you may not be aware of, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and possible incarceration.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in 2014, accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States. At all levels of blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the risk of being involved in a crash is greater for young people than for older people. Among drivers with BAC levels of 0.08 percent or higher involved in fatal crashes in 2014, three out of every 10 were between 21 and 24 years of age. The next two largest groups were ages 25 to 34 at 29 percent and 35 to 44 at 24 percent. “The greater the amount of alcohol consumed, the more likely a person is to be involved in an accident,” Brown said. “When alcohol is consumed, many of the skills that safe driving requires, such as judgment, concentration, comprehension, coordination, visual acuity, and reaction time become impaired.

The consequences of driving while impaired are far reaching, and the effects impact not only impaired drivers, but many others.” “In addition to making the right decisions before getting behind the wheel, make sure you keep your situational awareness high with concern to other drivers, you can’t assume that other drivers on the road have made the same smart decisions or have the same skill level as you,” Meadows said. “Other aspects of situational awareness is knowing the weather conditions you will be driving in and the presence of any road hazards, make sure you’ve got eight hours of rest, give yourself plenty of time to get to and from your destination, leave plenty of time in case there is a mishap, carry emergency kits, blankets, and slow down for the circumstances that you’ll be driving in. Get to where you’re going safely because we need you to come back.”

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USS Wasp completes deployment, ready for Japan From USS Wasp Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) completed the final portion of its first deployment in 12 years when it finished offloading the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), Dec. 22. She returned to her homeport of Naval Station Norfolk on Dec. 24. While deployed, Wasp’s crew completed a certification validation (CV) enabling the ship to forward deploy to Sasebo, Japan, next year. The rotation is the latest move in the Navy’s ongoing Pacific rebalance. “This crew did their jobs in amazing fashion during this deployment,” Wasp Commanding Officer Capt. Andrew Smith said. “They often had to do deployment certification drills part of the day and fight ISIL the other. Not to mention, we simultaneously carried out the massive day-to-day operations that are required to run a deployed Navy warship.” CVs are designed to support deployment certification extensions when necessary. They include a comprehensive assessment of most mission areas to make sure a ship is ready to get underway quickly. “We do certification validations on the rare occasion that a ship needs to get underway

within a short time frame after deployment for events such as re-deployment,” Afloat Training Group (ATG) Tactical Mentor Lt. Cmdr. Michael Myers said. “The fact that we completed CV testing phases while the ship was also doing real-world operations is unprecedented both for a ship and for ATG. We had to de-conflict with replenishments-at-sea, flight operations, and normal ship operations.” Areas tested during the CV included navigation, seamanship, communications, explosive safety, search-and-rescue plotting, engineering, and damage control. “We went at least 14 weeks at a minimum of 14-20 hour days,” Master-at-Arms 1st Class Jeffery Martinez said. “My crew is exhausted, but at the end of the day we passed, we got our recertification done. It required a lot of work and a lot of effort by my crew to get the job done and I’m very proud of them. Now it’s time to go home and get some time off, some well-deserved liberty earned by everybody.” A large portion of the drills was completed while the crew was simultaneously carrying out Operation Odyssey Lightning (OOL). On Aug. 1 the 22nd MEU was ordered carry to out precision air strikes against ISIL targets in Sirte, Libya, in support of the Government of National Accord (GNA) forces fighting there.

Lt. j.g. Michael Torres The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) transits the Mediterranean Sea, Dec. 3, 2016. Wasp is deployed with the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group to support maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. An AV-8B Harrier from the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) launches off the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1). Wasp is deployed as part of the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group, which is offloading the 22nd MEU after completing a six-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility.

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Wasp was initially on station supporting OOL for 100 consecutive days before being relieved by the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17), another ship in the Wasp Amphibious Ready Group (ARG). “It’s amazing to see what the American Sailor can do,” Wasp Command Master Chief Gregory Carlson said. “I think it was amazing that we not only focused on com-

bat operations but also focus on our own training repetition. Whether it was damage control, force protection, or the IT training done for radio, it’s nice to go back to basics and make sure we can execute the core fundamentals of the ship.” On Dec. 6 GNA-aligned forces claimed liberation of the city. “I’m very humbled by what we’ve been able to accom-

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plish,” Carlson continued. “I have an overwhelming sense of gratitude for what these Sailors and Marines have done.” Over the course of the 180day deployment, Wasp transited more than 34,000 nautical miles and logged more than 14,300 flight hours. The crew also took on more than 1,280 pallets of cargo during 18 replenishment-at-sea evolutions.

Additionally, Wasp, Amphibious Squadron Six (PHIBRON Six), and the 22nd MEU took part in Exercise African Sea Lion, a bi-lateral cooperation exercise with the Moroccan Royal Navy, and supported maritime security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility. For more information about USS Wasp, visit www. navy.mil/local/lhd1 or join the conversation at www. facebook.com/ussWasp/.

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Sailors eat Christmas dinner aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). George Washington is homeported in Norfolk preparing to move to Newport News for the ship’s refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) maintenance.

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USS Washington crew, families share Christmas meal By MCSA Julie Vujevich USS George Washington Public Affairs NORFOLK

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the ship, culinary specialists were busy cooking dish after dish. For two weeks, they planned a feast of typical holiday fare such as turkey, ham, green bean casserole and desserts so Sailors on duty could enjoy a holiday feast on Christmas Day. Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) invited their families aboard to partake in the Christmas meal. “It’s hard being away from family, especially during the holidays,” Culinary Specialist 1st Class Anthony Scott said. “I think the dinner affected the Sailors morale greatly.” Having duty on Christmas Day may not be ideal, but Sailors had the opportunity to celebrate together. “It was a really good idea for the Sailors that had to be on duty,” Culinary Specialist Seaman Amber Elbert said. “It gave them something to do while they were stuck on the ship. They were still able to spend time with their family.” Children, spouses, and parents were able to tour the ship, eat, and spend time with their Sailors.

MCSA Julie Vujevich TOP: Yeoman 1st Class Ryan Bagtas prepares to eat Christmas dinner aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

LEFT: Sailors and family members eat Christmas dinner aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73).

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“It was nice seeing the other Sailor’s kids enjoy themselves,” Seaman Unique Paschal said. “I actually wore an elf hat and we played holiday music. I wanted to help people feel like they were having a good holiday with their family.” The mess decks were adorned with a Christmas tree, festive lights

and silver centerpieces for the tables. “The decorations were really nice,” Paschal said. “I helped with setting up, decorating and putting candy on the tables.” Each year, George Washington’s food service team hosts special meals for holidays – like Easter,

Thanksgiving and Christmas – to help Sailors on board celebrate the occasion, whether the ship is deployed or in port. For more news from USS George Washington (CVN 73), visit www. navy.mil/local/cvn73/.

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Ike comes home

Sailors man the rails aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) as it returns to homeport. Dwight D. Eisenhower and its carrier strike group conducted a 7-month deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

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MC3 Maria I. Alvarez Gas Turbine Systems Technician Mechanical 3rd Class Bradley A. Spears proposes to Emily Palmer during a homecoming celebration for the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87). Mason is part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group and conducted a seven-month combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th Fleet areas of responsibility in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

Dwight D. Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group returns to Norfolk From U.S. Fleet Forces Command (VAQ) 130 “Zappers;” Carrier Public Affairs Office Airborne Early Warning SquadNORFOLK

ron (VAW) 123 “Screwtops;” Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 “Rawhides;” Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes;” and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs.” While deployed, the strike group performed admirably in the 5th and 6th U.S. Fleet areas of responsibility while providing maritime security, conducting combat missions and launching F/A-18 strikes against ISIL in Syria and Iraq. The strike group’s support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Odyssey Resolve and Operation Oaken Steel was integral to each mission’s success. While conducting operations in the Red Sea and Bab al-Mandeb Strait, USS Mason defended itself and other U.S. ships from multiple inbound anti-ship cruise missiles during the week of Oct. 9. In response to these threats, Sailors aboard Nitze swiftly carried out a defensive Tomahawk strike against three radar sites on the Yemeni coast. These combined actions reduced adversary capabilities in this strategic maritime chokepoint and helped ensure continued free-flow of commerce throughout the region.

More than 6,000 Sailors from Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 werew scheduled to arrive at their homeports Dec. 30 after completing a highly successful seven-month deployment. The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and guidedmissile destroyers USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94) are returning to Naval Station Norfolk. USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) is returning to its homeport of Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Commanded by Rear Adm. James Malloy, the Eisenhower CSG is comprised of Eisenhower, the embarked squadrons of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3, CSG 10 staff and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 staff and ships. CVW-3 is commanded by Capt. Marc Miguez and is comprised of squadrons based out of Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, NAS Whidbey Island, NAS Jacksonville, NAS Lemoore and Naval Station Norfolk. CVW-3 includes Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-86 “Sidewinders,” VFA-105 “Gunslingers” and VFA-131 “Wildcats;” Tactical For more information, visit Electronics Warfare Squadron www.navy.mil

MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis Sailors walk down the pier after disembarking the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group conducted a seven-month combat deployment to the U.S. 5th and 6th fleet areas of responsibility in support Operation Inherent Resolve. Friends and family members of Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) wait on the pier as the ship returns to homeport at Naval Station Norfolk.

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Navy medical Center welcomes first baby of 2017 By Christina Johnson NCMP Public Affairs PORTSMOUTH

It’s a boy! Landon was a week early and the first baby born in 2017 at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). The medical center’s Labor and Delivery team delivered him, Jan. 1, at 7:19 p.m., to Navy Airman Estrella Perez and Dylan Parrish. “I thought it was a girl,” Parrish said. “But I’m happy it’s a boy.” The baby weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He’s the couple’s first baby. Perez is an aviation boatswain’s matefuels airman assigned to operations on

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Oakleaf Club of Tidewater Representative Krystyn Case, left, presents a gift basket to recognize the birth of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s first baby of the New Year, Landon, to Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Estrella Perez and Dylan Parrish.

Naval Station Norfolk. Oakleaf Club of Tidewater Representative Krystyn Case, presented the family with a gift basket to recognize the birth of the medical center’s first baby of the New Year. The basket included several useful items for new parents such as a baby healthcare kit, toys, clothing and a very special towel with “NMCP 2017 Baby” stitched on it as a lasting reminder of the baby’s first birthday. The total number of deliveries for the medical center’s birthing center in 2016 was 2,812, with the average number of deliveries at nearly eight per day. August was the busiest month with 270 deliveries.

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Continued from A1 interests of maintaining safety and security of the world’s oceans and sea lanes.” The Sailors of Monterey had the opportunity to visit historic sites, such as Catedral de Santa Maria. Ensign Christian Kurowski was very impressed by the hospitality and culture of Palma. “This was my favorite port call of this deployment,” Kurowski said. “The city of Palma was very accommodating, and the people were very welcoming. I was very impressed by the beautiful historic architecture. It is very humbling to step inside a building that is older than my country.” Supporting U.S. 6th Fleet Monterey, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility. U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with joint, allied, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national interests and security and stability in Europe and Africa. For more information from USS Monterey (CG 61), visit www.public.navy. mil / sur f la nt / cg61/ Pages/default.aspx/.

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MCSN Zach Sleeper Snow falls on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

MC3 Raymon Minami Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Lee Kerry and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 3rd Class Bryan Mckernan clear snow from the flight deck in preparation for getting underway aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Seaman Tolulope Ale sweeps snow off the catwalk aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Bataan is currently inport preparing for an upcoming planned deployment.

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Active-duty, retirees, veterans with honorable discharge are eligible

Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Cole (DDG 67) Dispersing Officer Ensign George Schulz, center, participates in a burial at sea. Cole is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of responsibility in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe.

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Continued from A1 every day in the Navy,” Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Madalyn Washington said. Burials at sea are open to all active-duty service members, retirees, and veterans who were honorably discharged, as well as their dependent family member. Requests for burials at sea can be made by service members or their families. “We had one veteran who served on three destroyers dur-

ing World War II,” Cole’s First Lieutenant Ensign Charles Hodgkins said. “When I think about what it must have been like for these veterans during those times, I can imagine how important it meant to them to be buried at sea Cole, assigned to Commander, Task Force 65, is conducting a regularly-scheduled deployment in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of re-

sponsibility. U.S. 6th Fleet, headquartered in Naples, Italy, conducts the full spectrum of joint and naval operations, often in concert with allied, joint, and interagency partners in order to advance U.S. national and security and stability in Europe and Africa. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/naveur/.


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Vinson Strike Group leaves for Western Pacific From U.S. 3rd Fleet Public Affairs SAN DIEGO

Ships and units from the Carl Vinson Strike Group (CVNSG) departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, Jan. 5 and Jan. 6. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, and embarked Destroyer Squadron (CDS) 1 will deploy with the guidedmissile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and the guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108). Homeported in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, Michael Murphy will join CVNSG later this month as the strike group makes its way to the Western Pacific. CVNSG will deploy with approximately 7,500 Sailors and will focus on maritime security operations and theater security cooperation ef-

The aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Pacific Ocean. The Carl Vinson Strike Group left Jan. 5 and Jan. 6 for deployment to the Western Pacific.

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forts. The strike group assets will conduct bilateral exercises in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region to include anti-submarine warfare, maneuvering drills, gunnery exercises and visit, board, search and seizure subject matter expert exchanges.

Carl Vinson will also embark the aviation squadrons of CVW-2 which include the “Black Knights” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, the “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 78), the “Bounty Hunters” of Strike

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Online webinars from Navy HHG help make moves go smoothly By Suzanna Brugler Naval Supply Systems Command Global

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MC1 Ronald Gutridge The Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) transits under the Golden Gate bridge as it departs San Francisco Bay.

Pride runs deep: A 35-year legacy, saying farewell to USS San Francisco By MC1 Derek Stroop Submarine Squadron 11 Public Affairs SAN DIEGO

She was disheveled, ragged, and covered with dirt from the rough industrial environment. Like a child who had not even taken its first steps yet, she grew and took shape inside her berth through harsh weather and long days, recalled Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Bob MacPhereson, a plankowner of USS San Francisco (SSN 711). Over a long and, some would say miraculous, service life of 35-years, Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS San Francisco (SSN 711) has seen the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, much like any vessel in the fleet. Each crew has cherished memories of sailing her across the globe – from her original crew in 1979 to her final crew in 2016. On Oct. 27, 1979, Lucille Werner Kaufman smashed a ceremonial bottle of champagne over the bow of San Francisco during the launching ceremony, offi-

cially christening the new submarine. With an overall length of 362 feet, a beam of 33 feet and displacement of 6,900 tons, San Francisco was the most state-of-the-art and fastest submarine to date. With the motto of “Gold in Peace, Iron in War,” her mission was anti-submarine warfare. Underwater stealth paired with powerful weaponry made her a deadly force against enemy submarines and surface combatants alike. “You represent the cutting edge in any conflict we may enter,” Vice Adm. Robert Y. Kaufman said, then the director of command and control for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations and principal speaker at the launching ceremony. “In any future competition of naval forces – that which we call war or battle – in that kind of ‘World Series,’ you are our designated hitter.” Eighteen months later on April 24, 1981, San Francisco was commissioned » See SSN711 | B7

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Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) has scheduled a series of interactive, live webinars to assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves, began Jan. 10. The webinars, part of an ongoing effort to help educate Sailors and their families of the HHG process in order to make moves go smoothly, cover moves which are part of a permanent change of station (PCS), a retirement, or separation orders. The webinars are available via personal phone, tablet, and computer, as well as government computers, and are scheduled from January to May, when the peak HHG season begins. Below follows the schedule and a short description for each type of move covered in the webinars. Times given are

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U.S. Navy photo Navy family members relax on their lawn while movers deliver household goods to their new home on Ford Island, Hawaii.

6 p.m. – Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, April 25, and May 23; • Moving question and answer: Opportunity to ask any move question. Fourth Thursday of the month at 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. – Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, and May 25. The live webinars will be hosted by the online video conferencing service, GoToMeeting. To access the webinars, follow the guidelines provided below: • For personal phone or tablet users: download the

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The Allen special Barber makes sure USS Porter crew members feel welcome and get more than just a haircut By MCSN Ford Williams NPASE East MEDITERRANEAN SEA

MCSN Ford Williams Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Devonta Allen works aboard the USS Porter (DDG 78).

For most, going to the barbershop isn’t an out of the ordinary experience. Day in and day out, service members trek to the barbershop to stay within Navy grooming regulations. However, any crewmember aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) can tell you their visit to the barbershop was the highlight of their day. The shop stands out like a small oasis

amongst the grey of the ship. Featuring a red-and-blue striped barber’s pole, the shop draws the attention of all passersby. Stepping in, you can quickly recognize the barbershop scent of aftershave as classic hip-hop music plays in the background. It could be easy for someone to forget they are on the ship. And that’s just what Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Devonta Allen wants. Allen, originally from Yazoo City, Mississippi, had plans to join the Nation» See BARBER | B7


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would not be apologetic. He would “tsk” loudly to show his annoyance at being disturbed. But I had to act, knowing grouchy teenagers are far worse than annoyed husbands. I reached down to give the air mattress a jiggle. After a loud snort, the snoring ceased, only to resume in earnest one minute later. This cycle went on for what seemed like hours. I heard the kids’ sheets rustling and several exasperated sighs. At one point, someone uttered, “Are you kidding me?” I lost consciousness sometime after midnight, but awoke when I saw Lilly getting out of bed. “Mom, I haven’t slept all night!” she cried in desperation. At that point, I knew I had to keep a constant vigil. Tiptoeing in the dark, I found a fan in the closet, and despite the winter chill, set it to high to drown out the racket. I lay down, leaving my bare leg dangling from the side of the bed to kick Francis’ mattress as needed. For three hours, I repeatedly swung my chilly foot through the night air to interrupt the snoring. Around 6 a.m., I passed out, before Francis woke us all for the free breakfast at the lodge. “What an awful night,” I complained, slumping out of bed. “Tell me about it,” Francis snapped. “Dad, are you serious?!” Anna choked out, astonished.

What seemed like a scene from “Dawn of the Living Dead” ended up being so funny, it restored our trip to “forced family fun” status. “What?” Francis huffed, incredulously. Over breakfast, the kids gave an hour-by-hour account of our hellish ordeal, in hopes of convincing Francis that he was not the victim. Our youngest, Lilly, dropped the final bombshell, when she produced a series of time-stamped videoselfies she took on her smartphone in the middle of the night. In the recordings, Lilly tried in vain to ignore the obvious snoring in the background. She tossed and turned, smashed pillows against her ears, and gritted her teeth. Finally, around 3 a.m., she began to cry. Unable to ignore the overwhelming evidence against him, Francis burst out laughing while watching tears drip from Lilly’s nose. Deliriously, we laughed too. That afternoon, while wandering aimlessly through idyllic Woodstock like zombies, we stopped in the general store to get a pharmacist’s advice before enduring a

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second sleepless night. While he rang up $30 worth of sleep aids, ear plugs, breathing strips and nose spray, he bestowed a little secret: “Oh and everyone except your husband should drink heavily.” Rather than violate underage drinking laws, we placed Francis’ air mattress halfway inside the cabin closet, and with the pharmacy items, the fan, and our own sheer exhaustion, we slept so soundly, I had sheet marks imbedded in my face until lunchtime the next day. What seemed like a scene from “Dawn of the Living Dead” ended up being so funny, it restored our trip to “forced family fun” status.

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Quartermasters: The guiding horizon By MCSN Cody M. Deccio USS Nimitz Public Affairs BREMERTON, WASH.

What does lineage mean to you? What do you know of your family history? Did its past live alongside records in a great war? Or perhaps it was chronicled as part of some great voyage. What if your family history was one as old as time itself? The term, “quartermaster” goes back centuries, but its practices date back eons. Over millennia, generation after generation has used trial and error, and innovation brought forward by necessity to shape the art-like science that is nautical navigation. As time progressed, the pillar of efficiency and accuracy has been erected taller, but the foundation on which it stands remains petrified in salt, cemented as a symbol of its humble beginning. Since the formation of the United States Navy in 1775, the improvements made to the capabilities of the quartermaster, and their ability to navigate the sea, has made nautical voyage more accurate and precise than ever before while still maintaining the methods used for centuries. Long before the days of metal hulls and turbine-driven propulsion, Sailors worked to develop a means of accurate navigation through vital waterways and open ocean. Without the electricity or satellite communication of today, they had to utilize nature, human intuition and fundamental mathematics. Navigational techniques utilizing celestial objects, land markers and chart displays, were the primary means of determining course and locations up until the past quarter-century.

“I’ve seen the tools and techniques we use to navigate change just in the 21 years I’ve been in the Navy,” the leading chief petty officer of the USS Nimitz’s (CVN 68) Navigation Department Senior Chief Petty Officer Matthew Searer said. “When I first came in, celestial navigation is all I did. I would use a marine sextant and just the stars, the moon, the sun and algebra to do what global positioning system (GPS) does now.” The past couple decades have seen the rise of GPS navigational programs. Coupled with other modern technology, accurate nautical navigation has become quicker than ever before. “Today we primarily use voyage management system (VMS),” Searer said. “It’s a computer navigation system that takes in GPS and gyro inputs to provide an electronic navigational chart. A majority of navigation is done through mathematical equations and VMS is able to do that for us very quickly. This system allows us to compute accurate coordinates very quickly, while at the same time eliminating the huge amount of paper we previously needed to print navigational charts.” Innovation has simplified many complex processes and made it easier for humans to accomplish what would have been dangerous and almost impossible centuries earlier. While these tools are very useful and give navigators a step up, there is a resurgence of tried and tested techniques from the past. “In the world we live in today where technology, especially in the field of electronics, is changing so rapidly, we need to keep in mind how susceptible our tools are,” Searer said. “Today, countries are developing technology that can tap into our GPS and it’s obviously a

MC3 Andrew J. Sneeringer Seaman Zachary Cincernini uses a sextant to the measure the angle of the sun on the bridge wing of the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56). Cincernini serves aboard San Jacinto as a quartermaster and is responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. San Jacinto, deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

huge issue if your enemy knows exactly where you are. While there are strategic reasons why it’s important to maintain trained navigators, there are also safety reasons. “There are times during crucial evolutions like underway replenishments, or special anchor detail when there would be catastrophic consequences if our computer systems gave out,” Nimitz’ Navigation Department’s assistant leading petty officer Petty Officer 1st Class Jonathan Baker said. “VMS provides a great cruise control for our ship, but it can’t adapt and make split second decisions. That’s why the human element is still so important even though we have electronics.” If you look at the past and present of navigation you will find they have a distinct difference in the utilization of GPS and other electronic instruments. Look a little closer though and you will find they still have much in common. The mathematics and key fundamentals that make navigation possible are still very much the same. The tools we use today are

MC3 Deven Leigh Ellis Midshipmen 2nd Class Benjamin Sams and Reagan Stromback, students at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, fix the ship’s position using a sextant aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65).

a powerful asset that allows us to navigate accurately and seamlessly, but every navigator is still responsible for learning the basics of being able to manually chart the sea. While the methods for navigation have been subject to change, the fundamentals still keep Sailors anchored to our past. The future will always incorporate innova-

tion, but naval traditions keep history very much alive. Since the inception of the United States Navy, the quartermaster has been at the forefront of navigation, paving the way for those to come, preserving a naval lineage rich in tradition and honor. For more news from USS Nimitz (CVN 68), visit www.navy.mil/local/cvn68/.

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Chief of Naval Personnel visits Sailors in Hawaii and San Diego

From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII

This week, the Navy’s top personnel officer is visiting Sailors in Hawaii and San Diego to discuss Sailor 2025 and some of the Navy’s other personnel initiatives. While in Hawaii, Vice Adm. Robert Burke and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo will meet with Sailors at Pearl Harbor and Kaneohe Bay, and in San Diego, they will visit Naval Air Station North Island and Naval Base San Diego. “We have done a lot of work on Sailor 2025 over the past year, and it’s important that we meet with Sailors to let them know we’re working on their behalf as we modernize and improve the Navy’s personnel system,” Burke said. “As we Sue Krawczyk continue to improve our perChief of Naval Personnel Robert P. Burke speaks to the guests at the Pass-In Review ceremony Dec. sonnel polies and programs, 16 at Midway Ceremony Drill Hall, Recruit Training Command. Burke served as the ceremony’s Fleet feedback is vital to our reviewing officer where just more than 940 recruits graduated from the Navy’s only boot camp.

US Ambassador reaffirms ROK, US alliance during visit to Busan

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From U.S. Naval Forces Korea Public Affairs BUSAN, REPUBLIC OF KOREA

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (ROK), the Honorable Mark Lippert, reaffirmed the strength and resolve of the ROK and U.S. alliance during a visit to the ROK fleet base in Busan. During the visit, Lippert, who was appointed October 2014, took the time to thank more than 150 ROK and U.S. naval personnel for their combined service and support of regional security. “I am often asked about the state of the alliance, and I am here to tell you that the alliance has never been as strong as it is today,” Lippert said. “You are working together every day, doing hard things with increasing difficulty and achieving great results.” Before Lippert spoke,

Commander of ROK fleet Vice Adm. Jung, Jin-seop presented Lippert with an honorary commissioning to admiral in the ROK navy for his tireless devotion to naval development and his support of maritime security. This ceremony marked only the 19th time the ROK navy has bestowed the honor. “He has been a strong friend to the ROK navy,” Jung said of Lippert. “He has served the U.S. and our alliance with great honor and pride.” Lippert also received a scroll of appreciation signed by ROK Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Um, Hyunsung, as well Commander of U.S. Naval Forces Korea Rear. Adm. Brad Cooper, Jung and senior leaders of the ROK navy. “We [ROK and U.S. navies] enjoyed a clear and distinct friendship with Ambassador Lippert and the en-

tire embassy team,” Cooper said. “The accomplishments achieved during his tenure will have a lasting impact on not just the naval partnership, but the greater alliance for years to come.” Lippert concluded his remarks by saying the strength of the partnership is the relationship forged between the ROK and U.S. people. “Change is inevitable,” Lippert said, “but what is lasting are the bonds of our people and that bond is as strong as it has ever been. Together you have laid a great foundation, so use that to move forward and make this alliance even greater.” For more information about Ambassador Lippert or the U.S. mission to the Republic of Korea, visit www.state.gov/. For more news from Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cnfk/.

Ticonderoga-class guidedmissile cruiser USS Shiloh (CG 67), in conjunction with Fleet Activities Yokosuka, tried a new method to promote good behavior on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Crew members assigned to Shiloh received a text message, sent in an effort to continue the U.S. 7th Fleet initiative to “do your part” in building and maintaining good relations with Japan partners and positive liberty behavior. The message read, “Happy New Year’s Shiloh Hornets! Congrats on an impressive 2016! We wish you a safe and fun celebration tonight. If you are drinking, Don’t drive. Make the responsible

decision and call the CDO [command duty officer] or taxi. Please look out for your ‘shipmates’, even if they’re from another CTF70 command, and get them and yourselves home safely. You have worked so hard and deserve everything you’ve earned. The Shiloh Team needs you more than ever in 2017 and we are all looking forward to your safe return. Again, Happy New Year!” Kurt Dunaway, an information technology systems engineer at CFAY, led the effort to get the message out to the Shiloh crew on New Year’s Eve. He input all phone numbers of the crew into the Emergency Operation Center’s (EOC) AtHoc Computer Desktop Notification System (CDNS) in order to reach everyone at once.

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CDNS is a notification system which allows the installation to send immediate messages to service members and dependents. Sailors received the text while out celebrating the New Year with friends and family. “The message was a great reminder to me that my command cares about my future and the decisions I make each day as a United States Sailor,” Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Vincent Weimer said. “It reminded me of who I am and what I stand for as an ambassador of the United States in Japan.” Shiloh is forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan, in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. For more news from Commander Task Force 70, visit

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time to serve Sailors in this job and work to make our personnel policies better for them.” “For me, what makes the Navy special is the opportunities that anyone can have if they work hard,” Beldo continued. “Anyone who serves in the Navy — no matter how long — finds something bigger, nobler and more honorable in their lives — I know I certainly have.” As the Chief of Naval Personnel, Burke reports to the Chief of Naval Operations on matters of the Navy’s manpower readiness. He also serves as the deputy chief of naval operations (Manpower, Personnel, Training, Education / N1) and oversees the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Personnel Command, Naval Education and Training Command, and Navy Recruiting Command. For more information from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

USS Shiloh launches text message program on New Year’s Eve From USS Shiloh (CG 67) Public Affairs

MC3 Wesley J. Breedlove U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea (ROK) the Honorable Mark Lippert highlights the strength of the ROK and U.S. alliance during a visit to the ROK Fleet base in Busan.

efforts. Hearing from Sailors is the number one way we can make our policies and systems better.” This trip marks Burke’s first visit to the Pacific as CNP. “From the South China Sea to the shores of California, Sailors in the Pacific are doing extraordinary work 24/7/365,” Burke said. “They are conducting operations where it matters and also providing us with valuable Fleet input and perspective on a variety of personnel policies and issues, as evidenced by the Pacific Fleet Rating Modernization Operational Planning Team (OPT).” For Beldo, this is the last time she’ll travel to visit with Sailors before retiring later this month after 34 years of naval service. “Talking with Sailors and hearing from them is absolutely vital to the work we do in Washington,” Beldo said. “It has been the privilege of a life-

Today, the Navy released NAVADMIN 004/17 that now allows first-term Sailors on sea duty the ability to elect to extend their expiration of active obligated service (EAOS) to complete their sea duty assignment, known as prescribed sea tour (PST). Here are five things you need to know: 1. Why this is important to the Navy. First-term Sailors make up approximately 60 percent of the Fleet and about half that percentage separate at the end of their first enlistment. This initiative allows first-term Sailors to match their projected rotation date (PRD) with their EAOS and helps alleviate unnecessary gaps at sea. This is designed to help reduce gaps at sea and support Fleet Manning that will be created as the large FY13 enlisted cohort begins to leave sea duty. 2. How this benefits Sailors. First-term Sailors, who elect to extend their enlistments to complete their PST will benefit from additional opportunities to advance and additional opportunities to apply for reenlistment quotas. 3. Eligible Sailors who can apply: „ Are first-term, rating-designated Sailors (PACT Sailors are not eligible). „ Must have an EAOS before Jan. 31, 2020, and prior the completion of their PST. „ Are on Type 2, 3 or 4 Sea Duty as de-

fined in MILPERSMAN 1306-102. „ Passed their most recent Physical Fitness Assessment. „ Have no performance mark below 3.0, or an advancement recommendation of “progressing” or “significant problems” in the most recent competitive evaluation. „ Must be recommended by their Commanding Officer. „ HYT waiver will be favorably endorsed to allow Sailors to complete their prescribed Sea tour. „ Eligible Sailors do not need an approved C-WAY quota to take advantage of this opportunity. 4. How do Sailors apply? Those eligible Sailors need to submit a NAVPERS 1306/7 form endorsed by their commanding officer to Navy Personnel Command. Non-nuclear Sailors send their forms to PERS81@navy. mil and nuclear Sailors send theirs to bullnuke@navy.mil both before Feb. 28, 2017, to take advantage of this opportunity. 5. What’s happens next: Sailors’ requests will be approved by either Enlisted Community Management (BUPERS-32) or the Nuclear Program Manager (OPNAV N133). After approval, a members’ servicing personnel office will prepare a Sailors’ enlistment extension. For more information on this opportunity, please read NAVADMIN 004/17. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.


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NAVY COMBAT ART: CAPTURING WHAT THE CAMERA CANNOT By Lt. j.g. Chloe J. Morgan Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division WASHINGTON

In a historic building at the Washington Navy Yard that once served as, among other things, a munition cartridgecase shop, you will find an art studio through which classical music and bright light reverberate. The space has become comfortable and inspires focus and passion in the two Navy combat artists who work there and who recount in discussion and with the delicate movement of brushes across canvas their most recent naval adventures. For one of those artists, the Naval History and Heritage Command’s (NHHC) Morgan Wilbur, enthusiasm for recounting moments in the Navy’s history started early. “My dad was a Navy pilot and an artist who has paintings in NHHC’s collection,� Wilbur said. “He taught me how to draw and paint. Plus, I grew up in Virginia Beach where I loved to watch Navy ships and aircraft.� In 1965, the elder Wilbur, Ted, embarked the James Madison-class ballisticmissile submarine USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636) to document the 21st Polaris missile launch with watercolors. Fast forward five decades later, and Ted’s son Morgan was asked to undertake a similar mission. On Nov. 7, 2015, Wilbur was invited by the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) office to document the test flight of an

unarmed Trident II D5 Missile launched from the Ohioclass ballistic-missile submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737) in the Pacific Test Range off the coast of Southern California. Aboard the navigation test support ship USNS Waters (T-AGS 45), Wilbur was able to observe the night launch and capture what cameras could not. “For night time operations like this, it is perfect to send an artist to document the event. I knew I could create a painting like this because I have never been able to see something like this photographed due to lighting issues,� Wilbur said. “By being there to witness the event in person, I was able to capture the full scope of the launch later in my painting.� The painting, completed in 2016, is rich with imagery, illustrating the missile’s ascent to the starry night sky, the light from its rocket engine reflected in the choppy California waters. For the painting, Wilbur chose a perspective off the ship in order to capture the Waters’ involvement in the operation. Mariners will notice that he took care to accurately capture the green starboard running light, and the red and white lights atop the mast telling all vessels in sight that the ship is restricted in her ability to maneuver. “I want to get under the surface of what’s going on and still tell the story because that’s what we do here, we document and tell the story. With paintings, you have so much leeway and it is up to

MC1 Eric Lockwood Morgan Wilbur, a Navy artist with the Naval History and Heritage Command, paints a scene from his recent deployment aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin (DDG 89), Dec. 28. Wilbur is one of two artists working fulltime for the Navy’s Combat Art Program. The Combat Art Program is part of the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Navy Art Collection, which collects, documents, preserves and exhibits art that is significant to the history of the Navy.

the artist to organize the elements in there. Sometimes it will be close to what you saw, and other times there will be more editorial liberties,� Wilbur said. Navy combat art is documentary. Artists’ works illustrate the intensity of combat as personally experienced. Unlike the objective camera lens that records the single instant and no more, the artist not only captures instantaneous action, but can fuse earlier moments of the same scene into a compelling image. Observation, insight, elimination of confusing detail and focusing on the essential can all be compressed by the artist’s eye. Sometimes surrealism

takes a prominent role in Wilbur’s work. In 2015, he completed a painting inspired by his time spent aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73). The ship was departing Yokosuka, Japan, and Wilbur chose to paint a cloud formation in the shape of a dragon over the carrier’s large deck to symbolize the location’s role. “I see a way forward to impart my experience beyond the visual, beyond the surface details,� Wilbur said. “As a Navy artist, you have to strike a balance because you are documenting and you don’t want to get so abstract that people don’t know what they are looking at, but you want the underlying story to show.�

Wilbur has traveled overseas to observe Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, with trips to Iraq in 2003, 2005 and 2006. According to Wilbur, those trips had a huge impact on him and his works. “Those trips changed the focus of my art to people. I try to make sure to do half of my works on people just because I think those experiences reset the way I look at art,� Wilbur said. “I am now looking through a different filter and allow myself to include more of what was the real impact of what I saw, rather than just the surface.� The Navy Combat Art Program was founded in 1941 because of the insight

and persistence of Griffith Baily Coale, a well-known muralist. Believing that war was imminent and recognizing the value of having competent artists present at the scene of history-making events, Coale convinced top Navy commanders to send him and other artists into the field. The program was revived with two military artists in the Korean War, and in the Vietnam era, the program operated with civilian artists in cooperation with the Salmagundi Art Club of New York. The Navy also began sending artists to cover a broader array of naval activities in addition to combat. Following the merger of the Navy Combat Art Program with the Naval History and Heritage Command, artists have covered naval operations around the globe. The Combat Art Program is part of the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Navy Art Collection, which collects, documents, preserves and exhibits art that is significant to the history of the Navy. This includes more than 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings and engravings consisting of naval ships, personnel and actions from all eras of U.S. naval history. For more information on the Navy Art Collection, or to learn how you can request a combat artist to cover your command’s operations, visit NHHC’s online directory. For more news from Naval History and Heritage Command, visit www.history. navy.mil.

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Getting framed at Bremerton Stylish eyeglasses available at Naval Hospital Bremerton optometry By Douglas H. Stutz Naval Hospital Bremerton Public Affairs BREMERTON, WASH.

Getting framed is now a fashionable, eye-opening experience courtesy of Naval Hospital Bremertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Optometry Clinic. Those old jokes about Navy-issue eyeglasses being called â&#x20AC;&#x153;birth controlâ&#x20AC;? are not applicable anymore with a host of new stylish frames available from which to pick and choose. Since the new frames â&#x20AC;&#x201C; nine different colors, styles, and sizes â&#x20AC;&#x201C; were introduced in October, Optometryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Optical Support Unit has made 1,124 new pairs of eyeglasses for customers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We support all service commands throughout the greater Pacific Northwest, from Alaska to Idaho to Washington,â&#x20AC;? Optometry Department head and optometrist Lt. Abbey Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People have been pleasantly surprised, but have also asked if the new frames are real options and if they are in regulations.â&#x20AC;? Optometry has provided 16,436 pairs of eyeglasses over the last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyone has eyes; business is booming,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not only are we providing eyeglasses, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also done a ton of referrals for refractory eye surgery with ophthalmology.â&#x20AC;? She also noted word has gradually filtered out there are new frames available and Sailors are appreciat-

ing the options available to them. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Style and fashion are cyclical, trending nowadays towards larger frames,â&#x20AC;? stated Nelson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can give our customers nice options they want to wear and not just cram into the bottom of their seabag.â&#x20AC;? Optometry provides two pairs of serviceable eyewear, including inserts if needed for specific jobs which require such modification. Nelson attested the process is simple for someone to get new eyeglasses, and routinely begins with an eye exam. She recommends patients have their eyes examined every 12-24 months unless their doctor recommends otherwise. An eye exam takes approximately an hour. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Routine vision care should not be an afterthought,â&#x20AC;? Nelson explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we do an eye exam, we also look at the health of a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye. We stress ocular health exams. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always better to catch things early if there are problems.â&#x20AC;? According to Nelson, the top priority of Optometry is direct support to the fleet. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My main focus [is] to ensure the fleet has what they need, especially operational units,â&#x20AC;? Nelson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That we can make eyeglasses definitely helps. We can make them on the spot, unless they are something like bifocal, then weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll need to send to Naval Ophthalmic Support & Training Activity (NOSTRA) in Virginia to be made.â&#x20AC;? She also noted the Optometry team takes great pride in knowing

when patients leave after their appointment, they are good to go. Most new eyeglasses can be fitted, fabricated, and finalized the same day as the visit. The clinicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Optical Support Unit (OSU) Optical Fabrication Shop is one of 16 fabrication labs in the Navy, not counting NOSTRA. They fabricate single vision glasses for all eligible active-duty and retired service members who have prescriptions which can be made with the stock lenses. The services the clinic provides even goes beyond eye exams and eyeglasses. The more glasses the OSU fabricates, the more Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen, and Marines become operationally ready from a vision standard. The work being done directly impacts the mission readiness of multiple commands across the military spectrum. The fabrication shop is like a high-tech assembly line. Orders which come in follow a strict fabrication process to ensure the highest quality spectacles for every patient. The new frames are then fitted with the necessary lenses. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We definitely have different designs than before for those who need eyeglasses; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really nice to offer,â&#x20AC;? Optometry Department leading petty officer Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Brandon Minyard added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a chance to be more stylish.â&#x20AC;? The lenses are then cut, shaped, and placed into the frames. Next, the corpsmen verify the prescrip-

Douglas H Stutz Getting framed is now a fashionable eye-opening experience courtesy of Naval Hospital Bremertonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Optometry Clinic. Lt. Abbey Nelson, Optometry Department Head and Optometrist showcases the new eyeglass frames now available.

tion of the lenses based on the order and must adhere to very strictly established margins of error or the lenses fall out of standards and must be re-fabricated. After the verification process is complete, the lenses and frames are either shipped to a respective clinic or walked to the front to hand deliver to the patient. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The response to the new frames has been positive,â&#x20AC;? Optometry technician Robert Jai shared. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first time a patient puts their new pair of eyeglasses on, they go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I can see!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; or if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a replacement they go, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so much clearer without scratches.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; A new wearer will remark how much more clearly they can see and how things are much more in focus than before.â&#x20AC;? The clinic cares for all active duty, drilling Navy Reservists, and enrolled beneficiaries with routine

eye exams, physical health assessment and physical eye exams, diabetic eye exams, school vision exams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for age six or greater â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and glaucoma screening exams. They also provide refractive surgery screenings for active-duty personnel only, order eyeglasses and gas mask inserts, and handle contact lens prescription renewals. Patients needing to order glasses or needing repair of military glasses do not need appointments and are welcome to walk in during clinic hours. Outside prescriptions are accepted. Specialty medically-necessary contact lenses are handled on a case by case review basis. For more news from Naval Hospital Bremerton, visit http://www. navy.mil/local/nhb/.

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When I give somebody a haircut and they look fresh, they go back to their work center and get the ship moving. Let’s say I cut somebody’s hair in deck department and when they go on watch to man the helm, it’s like they make sure the ship doesn’t even rock!”

— Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Devonta Allen

BARBER |

Goal to open his own chain of barbershops

Continued from B1 al Guard to become an auto mechanic so he could provide for his newborn daughter. It wasn’t until he spoke to a Navy recruiter that those plans changed. “A recruiter came into my high school and played a slideshow, and I liked what I was seeing,” he said. “One of the guys that already joined from my school had on a nice uniform and drove a BMW. I asked myself, ‘How did he get that?’” Allen decided to enlist in the Navy, and left for Recruit Training Command on March 25, 2014. After boot camp, Allen went to Meridian, Mississippi, for ship’s serviceman “A” school then received orders to check aboard USS Porter (DDG 78), stationed at Naval Station Norfolk. Shortly after getting to Porter, Allen received news that his father had passed away. “I didn’t know my father until I was 16,” Allen said. “I spent my last year of high school with him and he saw me leave for the Navy. As soon as I came to the ship I heard he passed away. Even though I had only known him for a few years, it was like I had known him forever.” Allen credits the Navy and his shipmates for helping him persevere through that tough time in his life.

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Photos by MCSN Ford Williams Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Devonta Allen gives Ship’s Serviceman 3rd Class Tomas Vasquez a haircut aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78).

“My first job on the ship was the ship’s store operator,” Allen said. “It was cool. It was a job that let you meet everybody and gives everybody a chance to meet you.” After realizing how supportive the crew of the ship was, he felt welcomed to be working alongside them. He wanted to give back for all their help. Eight months later, he found out the ship was go-

ing to be forward-deployed to Naval Station Rota, Spain. Although this meant he was going to be separated from his daughter, Allen never lost ambition to serve alongside his shipmates and provide for his little girl. Once in Rota, the ship’s servicemen were undermanned. Allen found himself not only working as the ship’s store operator, but also in vending and as the ship’s

barber. “The ship didn’t have anyone in the barbershop, so when they threw me in there, I didn’t have any experience,” Allen said. “I was just remembering what my first class tried to teach me before he left. I didn’t want to be a barber at first. I just tried to do what he did. I was terrible, but hey, I just kept going. They sent me to barber school, and I watched a

lot of videos on the internet. The more I worked in the barbershop the better I got. After awhile I thought ‘Man, this stuff is easy!’” Allen found a passion for cutting hair and made it a goal to open up his own chain of barbershops in his hometown of Yazoo City, and in Spain. “It’s a cool feeling to transform somebody’s entire look just by cutting their hair,”

Allen said. “It’s like art, like trying to make a masterpiece. When I’m in the barbershop it feels like I’m by myself, doing my own thing, and I’m able to create something and make someone look decent at the same time.” He also does his best to make the crew feel welcomed and like they are going to get the best haircut ever. “I want people to feel like when they come to me they know they are going to get a good haircut, in regulations. When they get their haircut they feel important. I do a big part in keeping the ship’s morale high.” Allen said when people can look good and maintain their military bearing, morale is high, and the ship is operating at its best. “When I give somebody a haircut and they look fresh, they go back to their work center and get the ship moving. Let’s say I cut somebody’s hair in deck department and when they go on watch to man the helm, it’s like they make sure the ship doesn’t even rock!” Keeping morale high is an important task while being underway. For many Sailors, deployment can be a hard time to stay focused. It’s Sailors like Ship’s Serviceman Seaman Devonta Allen that keep ships motivated and mission ready.

USS San Francisco undergoing conversion to training ship

Continued from B1 in Newport News, Virginia, concluding three years in the Newport News Shipyard. During that time, more than 6,000 employees were directly involved in the construction and testing of the ship. A large book titled “I Built the San Francisco” bears each member’s name and what aspect of construction they were a part of, memorializing their hard work and contributions. “There is a lot of symbolism in the commissioning ceremony of a ship,” the first commanding officer of San Francisco Cmdr. James Marshall said. “Bringing a ship to life by sounding the diving alarm, operating the planes and periscopes, and manning the ship signifies the conversion of the ship from a lifeless piece of metal and equipment to something that is now full of life with a purpose and a mission.” Marshall continued to discuss the crew and the countless hours spent learning the intricacies of the ship, achieving a level of expertise to safely take the ship to sea and complete initial sea trials. In a letter from the former Secretary of the Navy John Lehman to Marshall, he stated “Your ship now begins an active role in the fleet. You and those who serve with you are charged with the heavy responsibility of making San

Francisco a fully effective instrument of sea power in our nation’s defense. May you meet with every success in assuming that responsibility.” Following successful sea trials, she conducted her first namesake visit for San Francisco Fleet Week, November 1981. According to newspaper reports chronicling their visit, the weather was bleak and stormy the morning of their arrival. However, by the time the submarine and her crew passed under the Golden Gate Bridge, they were greeted by a bright sun, blue skies and thousands of residents, tourists, and workers eager to see their arrival. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, former mayor of San Francisco, went aboard to officially welcome the submarine and crew to the city. The ship’s visit would leave a lasting mark with the mayor, in this case, a USS San Francisco bumper sticker “slapped” on Feinstein’s automobile by the supply officer, Ensign John Class. “We have a saying in the submarine community: ‘Pride Runs Deep;’ The pride I have tonight for my country, this city, my ship, and my men can never be equaled,” Marshall said, upon receiving a silver service award from the city. The phrase “Pride Runs Deep” would make headlines across newspapers

and in drawings across the actions of the crew quickly became invaluable to getting city from the visit. the boat safely back to Guam. First deployment The collision resulted in 97 in 1983 reported injuries and tragicalSan Francisco completed ly the death of Petty Officer her first deployment in 1983 2nd Class Joseph Ashley who with operations in the West- died from his injuries. ern Pacific and U.S. 7th Fleet The decision was made area of responsibility, and to outfit San Francisco with again in 1985, 1986, 1987, more than 1 million pounds and 1988, before complet- of material excised from ing a modernization period former USS Honolulu (SSN in 1989. During her mainte- 718), including the main fornance period, San Francisco ward ballast tanks and the was fitted with the most tech- sonar sphere during an extennologically-advanced subma- sive dry-dock period. rine equipment at the time. She would deploy three San Francisco returned to more times before her final fleet operations, and over the deployment in 2016. In total, next decade completed four she earned 12 unit awards additional deployments and and was awarded the Submaconducted port calls all over rine Squadron 11 Battle Effithe Pacific. ciency Award in 2014. In 2000, she began her refueling overhaul to help ex- Last visit to namesake tend her operational life. She At the end of her final deleft dry dock two years later ployment, San Francisco reto begin forward-deployed turned to her namesake city life in Guam and would com- for one last visit Oct. 10. As plete two forward-deployed her last visit, the crew and the missions in the Pacific area of USS San Francisco Memooperations. rial Foundation held a wreath laying ceremony honoring Collision in 2005 the crew of the second ship to On Jan. 8, 2005, while op- bear the city’s name, World erating approximately 360 War II cruiser USS San Franmiles southeast of Guam, San cisco (CA 38). Francisco struck an undersea “It has been the highest mountain. The collision re- privilege of my career to sulted in extensive damage be the commanding officer to the bow of the submarine, of the third great warship including the forward ballast named after this city,” San tanks which slowed their as- Francisco Commanding Officent to the surface. The fast cer Cmdr. Jeff Juergens said.

“The crew proudly maintains the high standard requisite of a warship bearing the name.” On Oct. 14, San Francisco pulled into San Diego for the last time, officially concluding her final deployment. San Francisco held her final change of command and farewell ceremony Nov. 4 at the submarine piers at Naval Base Point Loma, concluding 35 years of active service. Cmdr. Jeff Juergens, commanding officer of San Francisco from January 2014 to November 2016, was relieved by Capt. Daniel Caldwell, who will lead the ship into the next chapter of her life. “By any measure, the San Francisco has had a stellar career as an operational submarine,” Juergens said. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to be one of the few to command this fine submarine, and especially lucky to get to command San Francisco for the last three years, which have been so successful.” In her 35 years of active service, San Francisco has steamed more than 1.2 million nautical miles, completed more than 1,000 dives and surfaces, and been home to 16 commanding officers and over 1,800 Sailors. Additionally, she has seen over 1,000 enlisted Sailors earn their silver dolphins and over 180 officers earn their gold dolphins.

“In three decades of service, the ship has traveled the world many times over, and after all those miles, she remains in fighting trim,” Commander of Submarine Squadron 11 Capt. Brian Davies said. “She is in as good of shape now as when she left the yards in 1981 – clear evidence of the stewardship of this crew and the crews that have gone before them.” For the ceremony, Feinstein prepared remarks which Lewis Loeven, executive director of the San Francisco Fleet Week Association read, “I am truly pleased to know that my hometown shares its name with such a distinguished vessel. As a United States senator representing the people of California, I thank the commanders and crew of the USS San Francisco both past and present for the service to this nation.” In November, she began her journey to Norfolk to officially deactivate and begin the three-year conversion process to make her a moored training ship. She will continue to serve the fleet for years to come by training the next generation of submariners at the Nuclear Power Training Unit in Charleston, South Carolina. For more news from Commander, Submarine Squadron 11, visit www.navy.mil/ local/css11/.


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Protecting our Hampton Roads waterways

Everyone can adopt habits to stop pollution from everyday activities, protect drinking water and recreational resources From NAVFAC MIDLANT Environmental HAMPTON ROADS

Have you ever wondered what you can do to help protect the rivers, streams, and waterways near your home? In addition to serving as our drinking water supplies, these water bodies also provide us with various recreational activities and beautiful scenery. This article is the first of a four-part series to provide you with more information on the common sources of pollution from our everyday activities and, more importantly, habits that you can adopt to prevent this pollution.

Stormwater runoff Stormwater runoff results when rain cannot soak into the ground because of impervious surfaces such as roads and rooftops. Stormwater pollution results when stormwater picks up, carries, and discharges various pollutants into storm drains or ditches, and ultimately into the downstream waterways. Pollutants include items such as pesticides, fertilizers, construction site sediments, pet waste, litter, and other items. Prevention of stormwater pollution is

important to: • Prevent contamination of drinking water sources; • Protect our precious water resources for recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating; • Protect plant and animal habitats; • Preserve the natural beauty of our landscape.

Sanitary vs. drain systems First, it is important to understand the difference between the sanitary system and the storm drain system. The illustration shows how water from our sinks, showers and bathtubs, clothes washing machines, and dish washers all enter the sanitary system via pipes that are connected to a wastewater treatment plant. Pollutants from these waters then are removed by the treatment plant before being discharged. By contrast, stormwater, which runs off our rooftops, driveways, roads, and lawns, enters into the storm drain system and discharges directly to nearby streams, lakes or bays without receiving any treatment. You may have noticed decals near storm drains indicating that the storm drains

flow directly to a nearby waterway. Navy Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic installs these decals to educate residents and employees of the Navy installations on stormwater pollution prevention.

Getty Images The sun sets over the Chesapeake Bay.

First of a four-part series „ This article is part one in a four article-series on everyday habits that residents can adopt to prevent pollution from stormwater runoff and to protect our local waterways. „ Following parts of this series will be presented in future issues of The Flagship.

Avoiding pollution Common sources of pollution in the stormwater runoff from our lawns include pet waste, fertilizers, pesticides, lawn clippings and leaves, and other substances which may be left uncovered – such as dirt piles, salt piles, paints, oils, etc. In addition, car maintenance activities such as oil changes and car washing can contribute to stormwater pollution when oil and detergent run into the gutter. Remember to collect all used oil and dispose of it properly. When washing a car, it’s better to wash on grass, which filters the contaminants, or to use a commercial car wash. Thanks for reading and be sure to pick up the next issue of The Flagship to read article two in this series which will provide some specific examples of everyday activities to prevent stormwater pollution from automotive, home pool, and lawn care maintenance activities. Courtesy of NAVFAC MIDLANT Environmental

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Yoga for Adults „ 11 a.m. Jan. 14, Portsmouth Public Library „ Visit http://tinyurl.com/ j5jtzlo, or call 393-8501 A 60-minute yoga practice at the Main Library with concentration on Hatha Yoga and emphasis on following your breath.

Back Bay Winter Tram Tour The civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is honored on the federal holiday, Jan. 16.

MLK Breakfast „ 10 a.m., Jan. 16, Chesapeake Marriott „ Register at thecalled.org or call 485-7777. „ The Called Church presents its 17th annual MLK Breakfast.

MLK Day Discussion „ 7 p.m., Jan. 16, Virginia Wesleyan College Boyd Dining Center „ For information, contact Kelly Jackson „ 455-3129, kjackson@vwc.edu Barbara Hamm Lee, host of Another View Radio Program on WHRV 89.5 FM, will moderate a discussion to examine how lessons from the Civil Rights Movement apply to challenges today.

„ 1 p..m, Jan. 15, False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach „ Call 426-7128, reservations required Join Refuge and Park staff for a scenic ride through Back Bay to observe numerous wintering waterfowl, then continue to the heart of False Cape for a 1-mile round trip hike to the remnants of the Wash Woods Historic Cemetery and Church site. Space is limited and reservations are required.

Introduction to the WELL Building Standard

„ noon-1:30 p.m., Jan. 17, Brock Environmental Center, 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach „ Contact Donna at dwilgus@usgbc.org with questions.Registration is required. Presentation on a new standard to focus on indoor health and well-being by the U.S. Green Builiding Council Hampton Roads.

Vegas Night „ 7 p.m., Jan. 20, Virginia Beach Convention Center. „ For tickets, call 6687070 or visit CHKD.org/ davidwright. Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters presnts its seventh annual Vegas Night, featuring David Wright, captain of the New York Mets. Proceeds benefit children.

Volunteer Engagement and Management Training Workshop „ 3-5 p.m., Jan. 24, Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High St., Portsmouth.

„ Call 961-4002. Presented by Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads and VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads.

WinterFeast: Oysters, Beverages and Comfort Foods „ 5:30-8:30 p.m., Jan. 27, North Carolina History Center, 529 South Front St., New Bern, N.C. „ Tickets by phone at 252-639-3524 and online at www.tryonpalace.org/ winterfeast. Event benefits the nonprofit Tryon Palace Foundation

tion and Nauticus. Build a variety of kits ranging from easy to expert, and bring pre-constructed Lego ships to display and enter the contests.

Paws for the Arts Gala 6:30 – 10 p.m., Feb. 4, Suffolk Riverfront Hilton Garden Inn. For tickets, call 538-3030 or email events@SuffolkHumaneSociety.com Suffolk Humane Society’s fourth annual Paws for the Arts Gala will feature the work of local artists, live and silent auctions and live entertainment, as well as heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Build a Ship, Brick by Brick Hampton Roads „ 10 a.m. — 4 p.m., Feb. Home Show 4, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Norfolk „ For more information: call 322-3168 Sixth annual Brick by Brick Lego Shipbuilding event at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center. Free for all ages, presented in partnership with the Hampton Roads Naval Historical Founda-

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 11-12, Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton. Visit www.hamptonvahomeshow.com.

New schedule of regular weekly religious services at Hampton Roads Navy bases By Capt. Glen Wood

Naval Weapons Station Yorktown „ 887-4711 „ Protestant Worship, 10:30 a.m., Sundays

Naval Station Norfolk „ 444-7361 „ Protestant Worship, 10:30 a.m., Sundays „ Catholic Mass, 11:30 a.m., Wednesdays; 10 a.m., Sundays „ Jewish Shabbat Program, 11:45 a.m., Fridays „ Islamic Prayer, 1 p.m., Fridays

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coming to the former Dirty Buffalo spot at 4110 Colley Ave., will be called Dorothy’s BBQ Smokehouse, a concept that won’t overlap as much with her other Ghent restaurant, Island Krave, she says. The idea is to “incorporate island style in the world of barbecue,” Lovell said, adding that the menu will have more familiar cuisine. “This enables me to do that at a much higher level.” The smokehouse, which is expected to open in the same time frame as Town Center Cold Pressed, will have dou-

ble the seating of Pimento. The change may bring more exposure to another small business that got its start in Virginia Beach. Jolly Roasters Coffee Co. will supply the coffee for Town Center Cold Pressed. The two businesses began collaborating at Five Points Community Farm Market. Brenda Jolly, who owns the roaster business with her husband, Casey, said they will provide the barista training for the new restaurant. The Town Center Cold Pressed also will offer soups and sandwiches.


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The winter months are the perfect time to dig in and tackle easy DIY projects for an updated home you’ll enjoy all year long. These five simple home improvement projects are incredibly easy, affordable and can be completed in three hours or less.

Marvelous mirrors Mirror, mirror, on the wall, you’re looking a little shabby. Mirrors are timeless decor options, but the frames can look dated over time. Breathe new life into an old mirror by painting the frame a rich, modern color that pops within the current color scheme. Another idea is to clean the frame and adhere mosaic tiles along the edge for a crafty, custom look.

Handsome hardware Old hardware makes any room look like a relic of yesteryear. A complete replacement can be costly, so instead opt to paint existing hardware. Simply remove and clean to eliminate grime. Then use one of 11 colors of Krylon(R) Premium Metallic, like Pewter Gray or White Copper, to create a lustrous, high-gloss metallic finish in just a few coats. A tip for painting hardware is to use an old egg carton. Turn the egg carton upside down, secure the hardware to the egg cups and spray away!

Dazzling doors Dingy doors can get a stylish update with minimal effort when you add some interesting detailing to the panels. Leftover wallpaper, for example, can be adhered to the panel sections for an eye-catching look. An-

Photo courtesy of Brandpoint.com Add some pizzaz by painting wood chairs with paint and primer spray paint in vivid shades.

other fun option, especially for kids’ rooms, is to spray paint panels with chalkboard paint. Then kids can customize drawings and messages whenever they’d like with chalk markers.

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Lovely lamps Those old lamps still have a lot of life left in them – they just need a fresh color and finish. Metallic colors are trending for 2017, so add a modern touch to treasured lamps with a fresh coat of spray paint. Use Krylon(R) Shimmer Metallic for some extra shine and shimmer to transform an old lamp into a new statement piece.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: This prequel to the very first Star Wars movie tells the thrilling story of how a ragtag band of freedom fighters -- including a former soldier-turned-prisoner (Felicity Jones), a Rebel Alliance insider (Diego Luna), a Jedi (Donnie Yen), and a sentient robot (voiced by Alan Tudyk) -- worked together to steal the Death Star’s secret blueprints. JEB Little Creek, Gator Theater – 462-7534

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The world saw the image – dozens of passengers standing pressed together on the wings of a jetliner floating on New York’s Hudson River. The “Miracle on the Hudson” occurred in winter 2009 when Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger made a death-defying water landing, saving 155 souls on US Airways Flight 1549. The near-disaster unfolded just 100 seconds after takeoff, when a flock of Canada geese struck the Airbus heading to Charlotte, N.C., out of LaGuardia Airport. Both engines immediately lost thrust. “Within the first few seconds, we knew it was gonna be one those events that divides one’s life into before and after,” Sully Sullenberger says in the featurette “The Man Behind the Miracle.” Director Clint Eastwood, 86, continues to be one of Hollywood’s best. He has orchestrated a concise, straightforward thriller starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks as the modest and courageous captain, who describes himself as “just a man who was doing his job.” Aaron Eckhart plays the capable first officer, Jeff Skiles, who was at the controls when the birds hit. Laura Linney plays Sully’s wife, Lorraine. Eastwood and screenwriter Todd Komarnicki keep the story to a brisk 96 minutes. The film opens with a horrifying nightmare; Sully dreams that he’s crashing the airliner, shades of 9/11, into the Manhattan skyline. The plot adds drama by looking at how the National Transportation Safety Board built a case against Sully, secondguessing his decision to land in the river. The Blu-ray disc includes three featurettes of interviews and behindthe-scenes footage. Sully and Skiles give a riveting, first-person account of the Jan. 19 flight. “Immediately, I could hear terrible noises and I could smell the burning bird odor from the engines coming into the cabin air,” Sully recalls. As the captain landed

Director Clint Eastwood orchestrated a concise, straightforward thriller starring two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, above, as the modest and courageous pilot Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, who saved 155 people aboard the US Airways Flight 1549 by landing on New York’s Hudson River.

Here’s what makes this 4K Ultra HD disc a “got to have.” Eastwood and his go-to cinematographer, Tom Stern, „ 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and on their 13th collaboration, used the Digital HD Copy, 2016, PG-13 new IMAX model 6.5K Alexa digital for some peril and brief strong cameras. The results are extremely language; streaming via Amalifelike. Eastwood also mastered “Sulzon Video, iTunes, Google Play ly” in 4K, which retains the majority „ Best extra: “Sully Sullenof its incredible original pixel count. berger: The Man Behind the From start to finish, the 4K Ultra HD Miracle” featurette disc has the best sharpness of the most recent 100 movies released on the the jetliner on the water, “It seemed new format. The Blu-ray presentalike the nose was going right for the tion is also reference-quality for the bottom,” Skiles says. “Water cascaded 2K crowd, especially for 50-inch or up on the windshield. But then, almost smaller HDTVs. instantly, it just popped up.” The Dolby Atmos track on both the Lorraine talks about the physical 4K and Blu-ray are extremely acand mental challenges for the famtive during the flight sequences. Jet ily, including their teenage daughters. engines roar throughout the room. The They suffered post-traumatic stress rest of the soundtrack is dominated disorder for over a year. by a blend of symphonic and jazz Eastwood explains how he percharts composed by Christian Jacob suaded producers that he was the only and Eastwood, an accomplished jazz director for the job. During his days in pianist. the U.S. Army, he snagged a ride on “There’s something about a neara Navy aircraft that was forced down miss that makes you appreciate life,” into the Pacific Ocean off the CaliEastwood says. This crowd-pleasing fornia coast during bad weather. He film shouldn’t be missed. and the pilot survived by swimming several miles in the 50-degree water to – Bill Kelley III the shoreline north of San Francisco, producer Allyn Stewart says.

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Williamsburg’s folk art museum announces big plans for 60th By Dan Duke

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The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, the nation’s oldest, continuously operating cultural institution dedicated solely to American folk art, has announced its plans for its 60th anniversary. It will launch a year-long celebration with a special exhibition at the Winter Antiques Show at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City on Jan. 20-29. The museum’s appearance this year means that the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, which operates the AARFAM, is only the cultural institution in 25 years to be invited twice to present the show’s loan exhibition.

“Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum: Revolution & Evolution” will present ceramics, sculpture, drawings, paintings, fraktur, furniture, weathervanes, utilitarian objects, needlework, quilts, toys and other pieces. Mrs. Rockefeller was one of the early female collectors of folk art, and her collection is nucleus of the museum’s American folk art collection. John D. Rockefeller Jr. established the museum in 1957, using as its core his wife’s collection of 250 objects that she had given the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation in 1939. The museum now has more than 7,000 objects dating from the 1720s to the present. “In the six decades since

the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum opened its doors, our collection of American folk art has grown dramatically, providing a breadth and depth that was likely unimagined in 1957,” Ronald L. Hurst, Colonial Williamsburg’s Carlisle H. Humelsine chief curator and vice president for collections, conservation and museums, said in a statement. “The exhibitions and programs planned for 2017 will brilliantly showcase this stunning array of American art in ways that will delight museum goers and honor Mrs. Rockefeller’s pioneering vision.” For more information, visit www.colonialwilliamsburg.com.


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Norfolk Admirals take win over Elmira Jackals News Release Norfolk Admirals NORFOLK

Norfolk Admirals (9-20-40) goaltender Brandon Anderson stopped all 30 shots sent his way on Jan. 7, paving the way for a 3-0 victory over the Elmira Jackals (719-5-0). The Admirals scored twice on the power play in the first period with the opener coming from Jaedon Descheneau. Descheneau, who now

has 12 points in 11 games, was the beneficiary of a rebound that originally was placed on net by Brodie Dupont. Dupont’s wraparound attempt was stuffed by Andy Iles, who was making his second start in as many nights, despite turning aside 47 of 50 on Friday for Elmira, but couldn’t stop #74’s put-back attempt. Dupont would later record a second chance power play tally of his own, 4:05

later to be exact. Paul Rodrigues tried to jam one in tight on Iles but had his attempt kicked out with the left pad. Number 7, who now has three consecutive multi-point performances, was there for the slam dunk, advancing Norfolk’s lead to 2-0. In the second period, the red-hot power play continued, courtesy of Dupont once again. Quarterbacking the power play from the center point, the former New York

Rangers draft pick played pitch and catch with Paul Rodrigues before winding up for a one-time blast. Iles had no chance, thus giving the Admirals their third power play goal of the evening just 5:30 into the middle frame. That would be the final tally of the evening as Brandon Anderson of the Admirals was honed in all evening long for Norfolk. Highlighted by a sequence of saves in the third period, it was the

third win of the week for the netminder, who advances to 5-1-0-0 in his still young Admirals tenure. The Admirals hit the road for the first time of 2017 with stops in Greenville and Atlanta over the Jan. 1415 weekend. Following the road trip, the team returns home for five home games during the rest of January against opponents such as the Wheeling Nailers and Adirondack Thunder.

Admirals information „ Tickets for all games are on sale now on Ticketmaster.com and at the Norfolk Scope box office. „ For more information on the team, visit norfolkadmirals.com.

Fight night Phoenix fantasy cheat sheet he rarely seemed to use his ground game much in recent When the UFC returns to years, instead favoring his Phoenix for a special Sunday striking arsenal for most of night show this weekend, his fights. Penn has been a Hall of Famer will come spending time under coaches out of retirement as BJ Penn like Greg Jackson and John returns to action for the first Crouch, so he’s had plenty time in over two years to of top people to advise him face rising star Yair Rodrion his return to action. guez in a five-round main If Penn comes back at full event in the featherweight strength, he could still be division. one of the best fighters in the Penn is regarded as one of world. the greatest fighters of allThat said, Rodriguez time and one of only three seems to be a younger, stronUFC athletes to hold titles in ger, hungrier fighter right two different weight classes. now, and unless he wilts Prior to his retirement, Penn from the spotlight while had fallen on tougher times, going up against a bona fide but now the Hawaiian legend legend, he should get the returns to reclaim his legacy. job done. Rodriguez has the Penn has no easy test in power, speed and versatility front of him, as Rodriguez to give Penn problems on has looked like a future the feet or on the mat. Penn champion thus far in his has also struggled in the past UFC campaign, but the forwith his conditioning when mer Ultimate Fighter winner going into the deepest parts will face his toughest task to of the championship rounds date when he takes on “The and that could backfire on Prodigy.” him in a five-round fight Also on the card, submis- after two years off. sion specialists Joe Lauzon and Marcin Held face off in Prediction: Yair Rodriguez the co-main event while ultra by TKO, Round 4 exciting welterweights Ben Joe Lauzon (-140 faSaunders and Court McGee vorite) vs. Marcin Held throw down in a featured (+120 underdog) bout at 170 pounds. Many times when two In today’s fantasy preview, submission specialists meet we’ll examine these fights and several more on the card in the Octagon, the fight ends up as a standup war, to see who has the upper hand and if there might be an but if Joe Lauzon and Marupset brewing at UFC Fight cin Held hit the mat, the exchanges between them could Night: Rodriguez vs. Penn. be something truly special Lauzon has built his UFC SPLIT DECISION career on being one of the These are the fights that are just too close to call, but most exciting fighters on the roster, whether he’s striking a few minor differences between favorite and underdog or on the ground. Lauzon could lead one fighter to vic- has a long history of putting his opponents away by subtory and the other to defeat. mission, but in recent years his boxing has been the best Yair Rodriguez (-470 set up so he can finish the favorite) vs. BJ Penn fight on the ground. As for (+375 underdog) Held, he’s not as comfortNot since Conor Mcable on the feet, but don’t Gregor has there been a blink for one second if he better or brighter prospect drags this fight to the mat in the featherweight divibecause his leg locks are sion than Yair Rodriguez. so quick and so devastating Combining incredible aththat his opposition rarely has leticism, flashy moves and a chance to get free before solid technique, Rodriguez appears to be the total pack- they are tapping out. The key in this fight is age, primed to one day make a run at the 145-pound title. Lauzon’s ability to avoid those submission attempts Rodriguez combines from Held while keeping a volume striking game, this fight standing. Lauzon where he lands just under defends just over 62 percent four significant strikes per minute, with a slick ground of his opponent’s takedowns game. Rodriguez is tough to and Held isn’t known for being the strongest wrestler. predict, although he’s most dangerous on the feet, where Where Lauzon has to be careful is not allowing Held he uncorks any number of to get too close to latch on unorthodox moves to keep to his body because he’ll his opponents guessing. As for Penn, at the top of gladly pull guard or just flop to the mat where he can aphis game he was one of the best fighters to ever step foot ply his dangerous grappling arsenal. As good as he is on in the Octagon. Penn was the ground, Lauzon can ill one of the first UFC comafford to get caught slipping petitors to truly develop a boxing-style lead jab where because Held is more than capable of tapping him out. he would absolutely punish If Lauzon can avoid those his opponents with the flick takedown attempts, he’s of his wrist while virtually shown far superior boxing stabbing them in the face with a rapid-fire succession throughout his UFC career and that experience should of his punches. Of course, lead him to victory on SunPenn also has world-class Brazilian jiu-jitsu, although day night. By Damon Martin Special to UFC.com

UFC John Moraga has a chance to pull off the victory over Sergio Pettis during the Phoenix special Sunday night show.

Prediction: Joe Lauzon by unanimous decision.

Ben Saunders (-120 even) vs. Court McGee (-120 even) Two UFC veterans will battle it out in what could be a Fight of the Night candidate, as Ben Saunders meets Court McGee on the main card. McGee is a volume striker who lands over five significant strikes per minute with just over 37 percent accuracy. McGee isn’t known for his power, but he can certainly rack up a lot of shots landed over three rounds if given the opportunity. McGee will also mix in takedowns, as he lands over two per 15 minutes in the Octagon. McGee’s constant pressure is typically an asset, but he has to be careful in this fight because Saunders is a very nasty counter striker with deadly knees and elbows in the clinch. Saunders is a very tall, long welterweight who will enjoy a two-inch reach advantage in this fight. Where Saunders has to be careful is not allowing McGee to engage in the clinch and pressure him against the cage, where this fight could turn into a grind. At distance, Saunders can land with speed and accuracy, but his best weapon could be catching McGee when he comes forward with a flurry. Saunders has a deadly Muay Thai clinch and he only needs to land one knee flush on the chin to put anybody away in the UFC welterweight division. Saunders is also well versed on the mat, so he’s not afraid to take chances during exchanges that could result in a takedown from McGee. While McGee could certainly grind out a decision, it’s Saunders’ finishing ability that gives him the edge in this fight. Saunders only

needs to clip McGee one time on the feet to potentially stop him with strikes or transition to his slick submission arsenal to get the tap out on the mat. Prediction: Ben Saunders by TKO, Round 3

the feet before potentially dragging this one to the mat to look for a submission finish. White won’t go away easy, but it’s tough to see any outcome that doesn’t end with Martin getting his hand raised at the end of the night.

Prediction: Frankie Saenz by unanimous decision

UPSET SPECIAL John Moraga (+140 underdog) vs. Sergio Pettis (-160 favorite)

John Moraga accepted this matchup on late notice, but he still has a great chance to These are the fights that pull off the victory and that’s appear to be a little more Frankie Saenz (-175 why he’s a very solid upset one-sided, but remember favorite) vs. Augusto pick to get past Sergio Pettis. that this is MMA, where Mendes (+135 underMoraga has suffered anything can — and usually dog) back-to-back losses in his does — happen. In the matchup between most recent fights but he Frankie Saenz and Augusto remains one of the toughest Tony Martin (-300 Mendes, the fight really outs in the entire flyweight favorite) vs. Alex White comes down to one very key division. With a devastating (+220 underdog) element — whether or not mix of powerful wrestling Tony Martin will look the action hits the ground and strong striking, Moraga for his second win in a Mendes is a submisis very well rounded and has row when he takes on late sion specialist with a deep ways to win whether he dereplacement Alex White. lineage in Brazilian jiu-jitsu cides to stay standing or go Martin has been an exciting and several championships to the ground with Pettis. addition to the lightweight during his career. If this Pettis has definitely division since joining the fight hits the mat, Mendes is looked better than ever in UFC roster and while he’s more than capable of putting his last two fights, picking faced his share of ups and Saenz away in a split second up wins over Chris Kelades and Chris Cariaso, but he’s downs, there’s no doubt that with world-class grappling facing a different kind of he still has a ton of potential that is virtually unmatched animal against Moraga. With left in his career. Martin is at 135 pounds in the UFC. a college wrestling backa very active fighter on the That being said, Saenz is ground, Moraga could vastly feet and on the ground so a former college wrestler alter Pettis’ game plan by he’s more than capable of with plenty of grappling winning this matchup wher- in his background as well. taking away his kicks with Where Saenz will use those the threat of the takedown. ever it goes. skills in this fight is with an Like his older brother Alex White has been an anti-grappling game plan exciting fighter during his Anthony, Pettis is best when that will stop Mendes from stint with the UFC as well, he’s controlling the distance taking this to the ground including his unanimous and able to out work his opdecision win over Artem and then punishing him on ponents on the feet. Lobov in his last fight in the the feet at a distance. Saenz Thanks to Moraga’s conOctagon. White will actually has to know that Mendes’ stant threat of the takedown, be moving up to lightweight best shot to win this fight is he should be able to control for this fight after competing to drag him to the mat and the pace of this fight and at 145 pounds in his previapply a submission. then decide if he wants to ous bouts in the UFC and On the flipside, Saenz has try and out box Pettis or just that size disadvantage might far superior striking and his plant him on the mat with a come back to haunt him wrestling skills are good series of takedowns. Moraga against a long, rangy fighter enough to keep Mendes just has more ways to win, like Martin. from ever taking him to the and as long as he doesn’t Martin lands with power ground. Saenz may have make any big mistakes by on the feet while also mixing to fend off some interestallowing Pettis to strike in a very versatile ground ing submission attempts at distance, he should find game that has him sporting from Mendes — even while his way back into the win a wide range of submisstanding — but ultimately column by the time this flysions. Martin will also enjoy he should be able to fend off weight matchup is finished. a reach advantage over those attacks and counter White, so that could allow with volume striking on the Prediction: John Moraga him to set up his strikes on feet to get the win. by unanimous decision

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Prediction: Tony Martin by submission, Round 2


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Special Education Public School K-12 Consortium Teacher Development Program Workshop January 24, 2017, 6 pm Do you have the skills to become an Innovative Professional Teacher? IIndividuals who have a 4-year college degree can learn and earn their way to a teaching position in Special Education, Math, English, Science or History. The Teacher Development Program has produced over 356 Professional Teachers over the last 12 years. Plan on attending this workshop and learn how you can become a teacher too. To register, complete an application on-line at www secep.net and call Judy Kessler at 892-6100. Seating is limited.

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Mult Prop & Ports R.E. TX Auct; Jan. 31st VAF#662 www.vaauctionco.com 538-0123 Phoebus Auction Gallery. Next Auction Feb. 12th, 2017. VAAR #1597. 722-9210.

Engineering/ Architecture

Saturday, Jan. 28, 9:30 AM, Peoples Consignment Auction, 421-2525. VA #527

Drivers/ Transportation/ Shipping DUMP TRUCK DRIVER CDL Class B. FT/ Benefits. Wages are based on exp. Email resume: april@GandAHauling.com.

Accounting/ Finance

Engineer III - Transportation Modeler #21522 City of Virginia Beach Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering is seeking an Engineer III that will be responsible for the development of citywide transportation models of the City of Virginia Beach utilizing computer simulation software. Duties and responsibilities related to coordinate of a variety of transportation research and analysis duties. For more information and to apply on-line by 1/15/17 go to www.vbgovcareers.com EOE

Accounts Payable Manager (#01133) The Office of Finance at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for a Financial Services Manager I position. This position will ensure that all invoices, credit card charges, and travel expense reimbursements of the University are properly and timely recorded and that University funds are properly expended in accordance with state, federal and other applicable regulation. This position opens January 9, 2017. To review position requirements and submit an application, please visit http://jobs.odu.edu /postings/4753 and follow the on-line instructions. AA/EOE

Senior Auditor (#00875) The Office of the University Auditor at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for an Auditor II position. The position will review University activities and provide appraisals and recommendations. Please visit http://jobs.odu.edu /postings/4726 to apply. This position closes January 20, 2017. AA/EOE

Administration/ General Office Admin & Office Specialist III (00010A) The Patient Svcs Specialist position is responsible for greeting patients, students & visitors that come into the Student Health Center (SHC) to include answering the telephone, providing information and resources, quickly and accurately deciding on the urgency of a studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need for medical treatment and acting upon that decision when the student first enters the SHC, registering patients and determining eligibility for services through registration status, checking out patients, assisting students with immunization requirements, and supporting health information system functions. This position also provides technical assistance to students using on-line student health services. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Close Date is January 20, 2017. To review position requirements in full, and submit an application, please visit http://jobs.odu.edu/postings/4759 and follow the online instructions.

Front Desk/Secretary,

Part-Time for Pet Cremation Services. SATURDAYS REQUIRED. NON-SMOKER. Neat w/office experience. Fax resume 757- 340-2047 or mail: 105 Happy Street, VB, VA 23452

Advertising/ Marketing Media Digital Marketing Specialist (#HR4624) The Communications & Marketing Department at Old Dominion University is seeking candidates for a part-time Media Specialist III position. This position will produce digital marketing videos to a diverse audience to enhance the University's reputation and brand image. This position opens January 9, 2017. To review position requirements and submit an application, please visit http://jobs. odu.edu/ postings/4757 and follow the on-line instructions. AA/EOE

Market Research Analyst

needed. Minimum required Bachelor of Science in Communications or Marketing or foreign equivalent. Send resume to: PBW Supply, Inc. d/b/a Beauty World, 2024 Victory Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23702. No phone calls.

Automotive/ Mechanics

Building & Construction/ Skilled Trades

I BUY COINS STAMP COLLECTIONS

1117 Valley Drive, Norfolk, VA 23502, Will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION on Jan. 18, 2017 @ 1 PM, Payment by Money Order, Cashier's Check or Visa/MasterCard/American Express. No Cash Accepted. Space Numbers Are: 1070, 1108, 1183, 1211, 1247, 1276, 2007, 2123, 2139, 2152, 2335, 3228, 3255, 3303, 3410, 3485

Experience. Virginia Beach. Call 757-435-6919.

Diabetic Test Strips Wanted Up to $25 Cash/Box + Bonus Unexpired/Unopened LOCAL. CALL BETH 757-235-4496

Coin Collections

Mini Price Storage

AUTO MECHANIC wanted with

Types of Collections & Collectibles 912-674-8135

DECOYS WANTED Collector will pay CA$H for Old wooden ducks or canvas geese, Old shorebirds, swans, & duck calls. Buying old fishing tackle & lures, Old nautical & lifesaving items. Call Mark at 757-721-2746

3441 Va. Beach Blvd., Va. Beach, Va 23452 Will be sold at PUBLIC AUCTION on Jan. 17, 2017 @ 10 AM. Payment by Money Order, Cashier's Check or Visa/MasterCard/American Express. No Cash Accepted. Space Number Is: 1252.

USED TRAILER SALE !!!

100% SEASONED FIREWOOD

Grief Support Group 1:00 -2:30 PM Thursday afternoons January 19 - March 9, 2017 Our Saviour Lutheran Church 4200 Shore Drive Virginia, Beach 23455 There is no charge, but we ask that you preregister with our facilitator, Bill Austin at (757) 407-0237

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PLUMBING/MECHANICAL Commercial/Gov't work. MECHANICS with tools and transportation. Upto $42/hr. pay/benefits for qualified Mechanics. Excellent Benefits. EOE/M/F/H/V. DAVCON, INC. 240 London Bridge Rd., Va. Beach, VA. 757-498-3609. Project Superintendent At minimum 7 years government construction experience. Qualifications include SSHO, QCM and OSHA 30, First Aid/CPR, a thorough knowledge of all facets of construction, management of trade employees, and ability to foster positive working relationships. Computer skills using a variety of software a must. e-mail resume to JStone@gbfss.com

Education/Training INSTRUCTOR Electrical Apprenticeship is seeking Part Time Instructor for electrical training in South Hampton Roads. Minimum of 5 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience in the trade or equivalency. Curriculum includes but not limited to AC Theory, DC Theory, Motors & Motor Controls, PLC, Instrumentation, Conduit Bending and Fabrication and the NEC. Background check and drug screen required. Fax Resume to 757-480-2813. EOE.

Recreation/Sports Work at the Y!

Currituck Family YMCA Barco, NC Aquatics Coordinator - Supervise and

WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR

implement high quality aquatics programs.

The City Of Newport News is recruiting for a Water Treatment Plant Operator for the Waterworks Department. This position is responsible for operating and maintaining the Waterworks Water Treatment and Distribution Systems during assigned shift. Requires a high school diploma and 3-5 years of experience in the operation of a Class 1 surface water treatment plant and pump station facilities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Lead or supervisory experience is preferred. Applicants who do not meet the qualifications for Water Treatment Plant Operator, 1st class may be considered at the lower levels with commensurate pay. Anticipated hiring range: $39,543 - $47,452. For additional information, and to apply, log on to: https://va-newportnews.civicplushrm s.com/Careers/ by January 20, 2017. EOE.

FitQuest and Volunteer Coordinator Promote health living with YMCA members and oversee volunteer program. Apply online on the Work at the Y Job Board

www.ymcashr.org

Restaurant/ Food Service COOK Premier, non-profit healthcare community seeking applicants to join our outstanding food service team. Must possess strong culinary & supervisory skills. Weekend hours required. Apply in person at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23462. Drug free work place & E.O.E.

DIETARY AIDE Premier, non-profit healthcare community seeking applicants to join our outstanding food service team. Part Time position includes weekends. Apply in person at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23462. Drug free work place & E.O.E.

Sales

Healthcare/ Medical Dental Lab Trainee Full time trainee needed for busy dental laboratory. Must be mature, self-motivated and reliable. Fax 757-455-8363. Email karen@labonedental.com

DENTAL PRACTICE ADMINISTRATOR Seeking enthusiastic, well organized team player with at least 5 years of dental office experience. Softdent & Quickbook knowledge a must as well as a strong attention to detail & priority. Please email resume to officemanager@evapd.com. Lake Taylor Hospital is hiring for all Healthcare Related Positions. Visit our website at www.laketaylor.org for more information.

Active or Retired Military... Looking for personable individuals to help us with our marketing/sales. Great pay plan!!! Call 757-227-9544 and ask for Ernie, Juan or Bob

Skilled Trades (Manufacturing) HVAC INSTALLER & HELPER GOOD DMV, 5 YRS EXPERIENCE, PD VAC, PARTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS, 401K. CALL 757-713-6300 OR 757-588-6300

For Rent-Condo Town Center-2 master BR condo, 2.5 BA, central heat/air, fireplace, pool, no pets. $1100.

Ward & Hollingsworth Realty 497-4838

For Rent-Furnished Apts STAFF GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER. VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Implement technical requirements to complete client projects by directing field staff to sample, test, and collect data. Assist in compiling the scope of work for both routine and more complex lab or field investigations to measure properties of soil from a geotechnical or geological standpoint. Reqd: Masters in Civil Engineering or related. Send resume in duplicate. Note: ETS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employment (EOE) participating in e-verify right to work program. Colleen P. Nabhan, President, Engineering & Testing Services, Inc., 5226 Indian River Road, Ste#103, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.

General/Other Signature Pool Services, LLC (info@signaturepoolservices.com) is seeking 7 Pool Cleaner / Maintenance Helpers for full-time temporary employment from 03/01/2017 to 11/14/2017 to work in Williamsburg/Hampton Roads/ Norfolk / Newport News / Virgina Beach, VA metro area. Under supervision of Area Supervisor, use basic tools to clean & maintain swimming pool(s); check & record pool water pH & other chemical balance; ensure all areas, equipment, & facilities adjacent to swimming pool(s) are cleaned & in good repair; conduct daily inspections of pool deck; report safety & sanitary hazards to Area Supervisor; maintain updated inventory of necessary repair(s) & cleaning supplies. 40 hrs / wk; Tuesday - Sunday, 6AM-1PM. Reqmnts: Must have 1 year experience; must be able to lift 50 lbs; will request copy of driving record. $12.00/hour; $18.00/OT. Pay is bi-weekly. emplâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r will provide wrkrs at no charge all tools, supplies, & equipment required to perform job. All deductions from wrkr's paycheck required by law will be made. A single workweek will be used to compute wages. Inbound transportation (including meals &, as necessary, lodging) to place of employment will be provided, or its cost to wrkrs reimbursed, if wrkr completes half employment period. If wrkr completes 50% of work contract period, emplâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r will reimburse wrkr for transportation from place of recruitment to place of work. Upon completion of work contract or where wrkr is dismissed earlier, emplâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r will provide or pay of wrkr's reasonable costs of return transportation & subsistence back home or to place wrkr originally departed to work, except where wrkr will not return due to subsequent employment w/ another emplâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;r. amount of transportation payment or reimbursement will be equal to most economical & reasonable carrier for distances involved. Daily subsistence will be provided at a rate of $12.09 per day during travel to a maximum of $51.00 per day w/ receipts. H-2B wrkrs will be reimbursed in first workweek for all visa, visa processing, border crossing, & other related fees, including those mandated by government (excluding passport fees). Employer guarantees to offer work for hours equal to at least three fourths of workdays in each 12 week period of total employment period. To apply for position, please contact Hampton VEC, 600 Butler Farm Road - Suite B, Hampton, VA, 23666 Phone: (757) 865-5800. Job Order 942545.

Stock Clerk (Virginia Beach, VA) Receive, store & issue sales floor merchandise. Stock shelves w/ merchandise & arrange merchandise displays to attract customers. 40hr/wk. Forward dipl & resume U Mart, Inc, 1505 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Motel 6-Ocean View. New rms, near fishing pier, $199 wk, kitchenette avail. Pet ok. 757-480-9611

Please join us 2017 Hospice Symposium

Additions Improvements. Chesapeake Office 757-274-4533. Suffolk Office 986-3777. BBB Accredited. www.builderscorporation.com

Attorneys

DIVORCE/WILLS Uncontested. $395 + $86 filing fee. No court appearance required. Wills $275. Se Habla Espanol Hilton Oliver, atty. 757-490-0126

Brick Block Work Brick Repairs & Point Up, Walls, Steps, Etc. Semi-Retired Stone Mason, Earl Smith, AKA Stone Smith. Free Est & Great Prices. You Wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Find A Better Man. 757-270-0578

sq ft). All utils inclu. Zoned I&M. Call Fred 499-8000

Office Warehouse Chesapeake 1200 & 1500 sq. ft. Call 485-1323.

For Rent-Norfolk Apts A Newer Remodeled 1 BR apt., walk-in closet, E. Ocean View. $625. Water included. 646-2398. BAYVIEW-1 BR ($575) or 2 BR ($650). Walk to beach, Water, sewer inclu, available now.

Keynote Speaker Parag Bharadwaj, M.D. Chief of Palliative Care Medicine

Ward & Hollingsworth Realty 497-4838 GHENT-8 Great Locations 1 & 2 BR, free heat & hot H20, $650-$995. Meredith Mgmt. 622-8233 www.RENTMEREDITH.com

Sentara Medical Group Event Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Renovated 2 Bedrms. $750 Mo. Ingleside Square Apts. 3515 Gatling Ave. 466-8111

Little Creek Rd-2 BR Twnhse. Central heat/air, carpet. $700-$730. Credit 4 reqâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. (888)368-5920 Ask About Our Specials Meredith Mgmt. www.RENTMEREDITH.com

This event has been created to educate the community on Hospice services. I

Move in Special! Ocean View-1 & 2 bdrm units. Gregory Realty 855-3315 gregoryrealtycorpofva.com OCEAN VIEW-Nice 1-2 BR, 5 locations, must see. Carpet/wood, air, laundry, $595-$790.

Please RSVP by January 27, 2017. Visit www.sentara.com/ HospiceEducation to register. Email GLLITTL1l@sentara.com for questions. For all nurses, 1.5 contact hours are available.

Some/Most Utils. 625-7110. 588-2359 Southern Park Aptâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s near Southern Shop Center, 1, 2 & 3 BRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s avail, unfurnished, 560-7672

Wards Corner - 1BR, $650 & 2BR, $750 Call 460-1992 or 625-8193.

For Rent-Portsmouth Apts Hotel/Hospitality/ Tourism

$250 Security Deposit. Waterview Colonial Manor Starting at $675. Immediate Availability, 393-2111

For Rent-Portsmouth House

SENIOR HOUSEKEEPER Premier, non-profit healthcare community seeking applicants for Full Time w/benefits position. Must have exp. in all areas of housekeeping, janitorial & laundry; staff training, scheduling & supervision; supply inventory; & budgets. Apply in person at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 4560 Princess Anne Rd., Va. Beach, VA 23462. Drug free work place & E.O.E.

Concrete/Asphalt Concrete work. Driveways. We Accept All Major Credit Cards. 652-4050. www.shabazznva.com

Electrical Work 10% OFF ABSOLUTELY ANY JOB Free Estimates $100 OFF ANY BREAKER BOX COLE ELECTRIC - 498-2653

Floors Divine Home Improvements Hardwood refinishing/installation. Carpet, laminate & ceramic tile. Exterior/int repairs. 757-769-6457.

Full Time & Part Time, Previous Geico experience, Independent Agency exp. and bi-lingual all helpful. Call 757-676-9509.

General Repairs H AFFORDABLE SAME DAY REPAIR H All Handyman, Int & Ext: Bathrooms, Small Jobs, Remodel. 30 Yrs. Exp. BBB A+ Rating. 430-2612.

For Rent-Rooms

Campus East, Virginia Beach $375+util+Dep. Room for Rent. Laundry on Site. Off St Parking. Working roommates, Clean. Rachelle 585-216-7901

College Park, VB-Near Regent Univ., rm w/priv. BA, priv. entrance, non-smoker, all utils, small microwave, small refrig, cable. No pets. Wall to wall carpet. Proof of income. $675 mo. 757-420-3729.

Maintenance MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT PT for Assisted Living Facility. Call (757) 622-6979 Mon.-Fri. 9am-3pm.

Great Bridge-Ches. Quiet/clean, basic cable, shared bath w/kit. privâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. $550. Furn. Utils inclu. Dep. Ref needed. Avail 1/11. 757-717-9332.

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Home Improvements AIR-DUCT CLEANING UNIVERSAL DUCT CLEANING FREE INSPECTIONS Member BBB 757-502-0200

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Plumbing/Heating/Air NORFOLK PLUMBING, INC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;THE ORIGINALâ&#x20AC;? 757-466-0644 â&#x20AC;&#x153;YOUR PLUMBERS IN THE BRIGHT YELLOW TRUCKSâ&#x20AC;?

Hawkins Enterprise, Inc. Specializing in room additions, bathroom & kitchen remodeling. Lic & Insâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d. Free Estimates. 757-466-7272 Hurricane Repairs & Other Home Improvements. Class A Lic/Ins. BBB A+ Accredited Rating. 757-986-3777. www.builderscorporation.com

House Cleaning *ALL SEASONS CLEANING* Let us clean for you! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss out on the best holiday savings yet! Call Heather today for your free estimate 757-696-2255

PRIORITY CLEANING-4 hours of cleaning $75 with 2 people & receive 1 hr complimentary cleaning. www.msperfection.net 757-353-3872.

Roofing-Guttering CALVINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ROOFING REPAIR - Roofing of all types-flat, gutters, slate, shingle, torch down/rubber. Free est, 30+ yrs exp. BBB. Lic/Ins 757-382-0031

J.K. ROOFING LEAKING ROOF, REPAIR SPECIAL 30 YEAR ARCHITECT SHINGLE. $1.99 PER SQ. FT. GUTTER & SIDING. PLUS HANDYMAN. LICENSED & INSURED

Call (757) 880-5215

LEAF CLEANUP

& Landscape Services. Cheap Prices $$$$.

CALL 774-TRIM (8746)

ROOFING/FLAT RUBBER, HOT TAR,

Moving-Hauling

Shingles, Slate, Tile, Chimney Flashing, Siding. Licensed & Insured Call Today! 757-718-1072

(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

B & J MOVING Reasonable Rates, Licensed & Insured. bandjmoving.com 757-576-1290

Painting/Decorating AA Affordable Paint /Plastering- Paint Jobs

Siding BEST PRICE EXTERIORS: 757-639-4692 Siding, Windows, Trim, Roofing & Gutters. FREE ESTIMATES! Lic. & Insured. Lowest Prices & Top Quality Work. BBB A Plus Rating

Frankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Siding & Repairs 227-8964 Repairing Siding & Trim. Also Small & Large Jobs. Lic/Ins. LOW PRICES. BBB A+ RATING. Happy Holidays!

Tree Service College Cuts-College student w/integrity. Tree

NEW FLOORING FAST!!

D&W Garages - 20x24' $15,995; 24x24' $17,995; 24x30â&#x20AC;&#x2122; $20,995; w/Slab & Vinyl Siding. Call 465-0115 or 362-1833. dandwgarages.com

Hardwood Floors, Huge Fenced In Yard, Great Neighborhood, Mins To Ft.Eustis base and I-64. Call 757390-5173 Military Discount On Deposit.

tems must be clean $135wk+Dep 718-3991

Pest Control

Garages

For Rent-Peninsula House Stoney Brook Estates 3 bedroom 2 Bath

Campostella n/s on busline near baesys-

low as $70/rm, Eliminate popcorn. Drywall/Handyman Svcs, a/c & heating. Refinish flrs. 237-1090

We'll bring samples to your home, measure, and can even install the next day. We are Hampton Roads largest flooring dealer, so you get your floors installed right and at the lowest price guaranteed. CALL 453-8000 for your free quote.

twnhmes. $725-$1800. Kline Realty 484-0123

utils inclu. Laundry privâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, no smokers, 499-4901.

Insurance P & C LICENSED AGENT

Lawn Maintenance 20 Yrs. Concrete Exp.-S & H. All Types of

Churchland, W. Branch, Suffolk Homes, apts,

4 Blks From Town Ctr, furnished, TV & DVD,

757.622.1455

Additions, Sunrooms & Other Home

For Lease-Industrial Offices & Lg Shop Space-(1,000-20,000

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort 1003 Brick Kiln Blvd. Newport News, VA 23602

business

Painters/Blasters - Industrial 5 yrs exp. in both painting & sandblasting. Looking for Supervisors as well. Drug Test. Do not call Apply online at www.newkentcoatings.com EOE

Government/ Civil Service

removal, tree pruning, hedge trimming, stump grinding. Lic/Ins. 757-955-7738. zarradondo@yahoo.com

UNIVERSAL PEST & TERMITE. FREE INSPECTIONS. 757-502-0200 (Mention This Ad and Get $25 Off)

FLOYD'S TREE SERVICE Pruning. Trimming, Removal. Firewood. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. 420-6396

Plastering/Drywall A1 PLASTER & REPAIR 32 Yrs Exp. Small Repair Specialist. Affordable Pricing. Licensed & Insured.We Get The Job Done! 237-5999

CEILING REPAIRS 757-403-4689

Godwin Tree Service-Over 25 YRS Exp. ProTrimming, total removal, winter sale prices Lic./Ins. Free Est. Member BBB. 237-1285. 816-3759. H SNOW PLOWING/SHOVELING H 757-587-9568 H AMERICANTREESERVICE.CO H


For Rent-Rooms Kempsville Area-Rm furnished, use of kit., central heat & cable, $495 mo. Lv. msg, 757-474-1011 NEAR NSU/ODU - Norfolk, Furnished, $150 wk, all utils. Incl. 478-8488.

Near Pembroke Mall-Priv. entrance & bath, $625 inclu all utils & cable. Lg rm. Pets ok. Washer/dryer. 757-717-0129.

Norfolk-Villa Heights, lg 1 BR, must work, $135 wk. Cable included. 757-651-4614.

Automobiles for Sale

ZERO DOWN?

Close to everything. $600 mo. 757-235-3630.

Portsmouth-Cavalier Manor. $125 wk. 1/3 utils. Washer/dryer priv’s. Must have job 757-558-0723.

Va.

Beach-1 BR furnished w/cable & utils. $500+ $200 dep No smoking/pet. 757-403-1920.

Va Bch-Lovely neighborhood, working profession-

incl. No Pets. $500+ $200 dep. 757-582-2565.

For Rent-Townhomes

BMW 2011 128I convertible For sale with only 37,000 miles new inspection dealer serviced in very good shape $17.400 great running car call 757343-7251 Honda 2009 Civic Si Need reliable party to make small monthly payments on this BEAUTY!!! No old contracts to assume or back payments due. Call me, Ken at 757-573-3685.

Portsmouth-Furnished room, cable, $500 mo., $500 dep. Use of house. Must be clean, private parking, quiet area. No Pets. 757-719-2187.

Va Beach - 1 BR, furnished, W/D, internet, utils

Mercedes Benz 2010 E550 Black/Black....great condition....58k miles....asking $20k....call 757621-5857 if interested.

BAD CREDIT? CALL 757-717-1715 VA DLR

ALFA ROMEO 2015 4C LAUNCH EDITION VERY LOW 3,210 MILES, RED EXTERIOR W/CHARCOAL INTERIOR, REAR ENGINE DESIGN, AUTO/MANUAL TRANSMISSION, HIGH PERFORMANCE & EXTREME HANDLING ITALIAN SUPERCAR!! AS NEW AS IT GETS, CLEAR CARFAX AND IN NEW CONDITION, A BLAST TO DRIVE!! MSRP $69,890. ON SALE @ $59,690. CALL OR TEXT @ (757)373-3257 VaDlr

Suffolk-Wexford Downs Nice 3 Br 2.5 Ba Townhouse $1250/Mo Call 757-582-0042

WHEELCHAIR VAN - ENTERVAN BY BRAUN 2004 Dodge Caravan SXT This is a nice wellkept van featuring remote side entrance ramp, wheelchair tie-downs, lowered floor and kneeling capability. Only 126,000 miles, silver exterior with gray leather interior. Priced at $9,500.00. Trades will be considered. Auto Biz Inc, NC Dealer # 69121, Hertford NC, 252-264-2264

CHOOSE CAR SEAT: BY AGE & SIZE

Mercury 2008 Sable FANTASTIC CAR: New tires,brakes,inspection. Low miles. Super clean. $5,500 call 757-422-6023 Excellent Driving Car

THE ONES

WHO ACTUALLY DO.

Nissan 2003 350Z Silver, Loaded,extra clean, 119K miles,$6600.00 call or text 757-406-6106

HONDA 2010 ACCORD EXL ONE OWNER WHITE EXT.TAN LEATHER WELLMAINTAINED,BLUETOOTH, ASK FOR JEFF 7572375664 CLEAN TITLE,NO LIENS

Jaguar 2005 S Type, 3.0L, all leather, luxury at best, 67K mis. $7000. 757-531-0162. Subaru 2008 Outback Great condition and inspection (August). 107k miles. $8000 (757) 619-0317

Newport News, Denbigh - Georgetown Loop Nice 3 Br 2.5 bath $1300/Mo Call 757-582-0042

Automobiles for Sale Mercedes Benz 2003 CLK 430 Convertable 115000 miles, new tires, new inspection, black with silver interior. runs great go anywhere contact ed 757 362 8398 $6200.00 OBO

NEED A CAR?

Norview-Furn rm. Everything inclu. Washer/dryer.

al w/refs, w/d with house privileges, all utils incl. $500 mo.+ $100 dep. 471-4748 or 470-6360.

Automobiles for Sale

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AVALON XE 1998 $1,250 This is a great condition and run very smooth. Only 174K miles. Very cleanly kept and engine had been tune up, sound smooth, and run great. Serious buyers only. Call John (757) 839-5355

Wheelchair vans from $9995 Mobility Works is the largest mobility dealer in Virginia and the nation with over 800 vehicles to choose from. VA approved. We have low rate financing available with approved credit. Located in the Military Circle area of Norfolk so we’re close to all points in Tidewater. We have experience and compassion to find the best solution for your needs. Give us a call today @757-455-9889. DROP BY AND VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AT 6059 E. VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD. NORFOLK.

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WHO THINK

Motor Homes Winnebago 2017 Mini, 31K, loaded, MSRP $91,845, now $69,995. Snyder’s RV 499-8000.

VA Bch-Goose Creek Nice 3 Br 2.5 Ba Townhome fenced. $1300/Mo Call 757-582-0042

JAGUAR 2013 XJ - SUPERCHARGED AWD, LOW 46K MILES, RED EXT WITH TAN LEATHER INT & BLUE PIPING, AS NEW AS IT GETS CONDITION, TOP OF THE LINE LUXURY SEDAN, EVERY OPTION I.E., NAV, BACK-UP CAM, SIDE VIEW ASSIST, DUAL PANO ROOF, BLUETOOTH, ALL MANUALS & SERVICE RECORDS, ONE OWNER, CLEAR CARFAX, STILL SMELLS NEW, VERY QUIET & SMOOTH RIDE! NEW SOLD $90K, CURRENT BOOK $42K. ON SALE @ $38,780. CALL (757)373-3257 VaDlr

For Rent-Va. Beach Apts Chick’s Beach Walk to bay, 2 floors, 3 bed 2 bath, WD hookup, parking, yard, deck, no pets. $1580. Discount avail. 757-496-1764.

OCEANA/HILLTOP AREA Newly renovated throughout, Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA. $795/mo. 631-1306.

For Sale-Chesapeake Home Western Branch-3 BR, 2 BA brick ranch, $212,000. Kline Realty 484-0123.

For Sale-Condos/Co-Ops

BENTLEY 2001 ARNAGE - BY ROLLS ROYCE LOW 31K MILES, NAVY BLUE EXT. w/LIGHT TAN & WOOD Int., NEW CONDITION, ROLLS-ROYCE V8 TURBO ENGINE, NAV, ALPINE AUDIO, WOOD STEERING WHEEL, NO ACCIDENTS, GARAGED, Orig. MSRP $231,000 . EXTREME LUXURY, ELEGANCE & PERFORMANCE! CURRENT VALUE $74,890. PRICED AT $46,980. A MUST SEE. Call (757)373-3257 VaDlr

Attn Officers! Water-Front Double Condo on the Bay. Unique 2,274 sf home in Ocean View with 2 balconies and breathtaking views, no stairs, newly renovated, contemporary kitchen with granite counters, new cabinets/appl and walk-in pantry, open floor plan, 4 BR, 2 full + handicap bath, ceramic tile, new H/VAC, 24 hr security, pool and tennis courts. 410-591-2646 www.FaceBook.com/nansemond710

Wanted Real Estate Hampton Rds I BUY HOUSES ANY CONDITION for CASH/TERMS/HOWEVER 757-550-1193

Antiques & Classics FORD 1976 Gran Torino FOUR DOOR Sedan. AS IS. $1000. 757-348-9287

Rolls Royce 1978 Silver Shadow 2. 50,400 orig mi, excel cond, blue silver, $17,500, 721-6152

Automobiles for Sale Acura 2005 TSX. Great running cond. Sell immediately, $5000 OBO. 757-285-4130. Dodge 2008 Caliper Silver color...good condition...73k miles...asking $8k...call 757-6215506 if interested.

MASERATI 2008 QUATTROPORTE - LOW 34K MILES, 4-DOOR SEDAN, SILVER EXT. W/BLACK LEATHER & WOOD INTERIOR, AUTO, NAVIGATION, AM/FM/CD IN DASH CD CHANGER, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, RECLINING REAR SEATS, JET-LIKE PERFORMANCE, VERY COMFORTABLE & RELIABLE. BOOK VALUE $47,100. ON SALE $34,890. CALL OR TEXT (757)373-3257 VaDlr BENTLEY 2008 CONTINENTAL “SPEED” COUPE 2-DOOR, V-12 TWIN TURBO AWD, LOW MILES, BLACK EXT. DARK GRAY INT., NEW CONDITION, “SPEED” EDITION, CARBON FIBER DASH, NAV., BACK UP ASSIST, BLUETOOTH, TEXT AUTO CONVERT, NEW TIRES, BENTLEY-SERVICED, WARRANTY, EXTREME PERFORMANCE & LUXURY ALL-IN-ONE, CARFAX CERTIFIED, BOOK VALUE $98,600. OFFERED AT $64,890. CALL (757)373-3257. VaDlr

Mazda6 2014 GrandTouring Immaculate Naviga Snroof, Lthr. Gry/Blk. 62k mi. $16.2. 7576926266 Mercedes 2006 E350 Clean inside and out. Loaded. Looks good and runs good. For inquires email willisd@cox.net. This one has been babied.

HONDA 2002 CIVIC EX MUST SEE! W/CARFAX VERY CLEAN CALL FOR IMFO $3500 757-323-1190.

Jaguar 2003 XJR Silver w/ Black int. only 67,000 miles, $6,800, nice cont. 757-685-4575

TESLA 2012 S - P85 PERFORMANCE PACKAGE, LOW 24K MILES, “SIGNATURE” SERIES, IN NEW CONDITION, NAVY BLUE EXT. & TAN INTERIOR, 260MILE RANGE, NEVER USE GAS, NAV., BACK UP CAM, 2 KEY FOBS, EXTREME PERFORMANCE & LUXURY, CLEAR CARFAX, CURRENT VALUE $64,875. NEW $109,000. ON SALE FOR $59,890. CALL OR TEXT @ (757)373-3257 VaDlr

Sport Utility Vehicles

Toyota 2009 Highlander Moss Green w/ Beige Leather, 4WD, 3rd Row Seat, Excellent Condition, 115k, $14,800, Call Gerald 757-284-8076

CHEVROLET 2009 TRAILBLAZER LT 4WD 6CYL AUTO AC ALLOY WHLS SUNROOF NEW INSPECTION EXC. COND. GOOD MILES 7900.00 635-3840

Toyota 2014 Sienna LE 6 cylinder, 8 passenger van, one owner, $18500 757-619-1156.

JEEP 2003 LIBERTY 4X4 LIMITED EDITION LOADED PRICED TO SELL! CLEAN $3200 757- 323-1190.

Trucks

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FOR SURE

BAD CREDIT? CALL 757-717-1715 VA DLR Volkswagen 2006 Bug Convertible 122K miles, Good Shape, $5000. Call 757-463-5254.

Chevrolet 1987 S10 Pickup Reconditioned S10, runs good, Current sticker and tags. $1600.00. 757 287 9604

Campers/RVs

GMC 1998 2500 Seirra $3100. New tires, battery, and starter. Call or text 757-344-4163

IF YOUR CHILD IS IN THE RIGHT CAR SEAT.

VISIT SAFERCAR.GOV/THERIGHTSEAT

CONSIGNMENTS WANTED! Let us clean,

HONDA 2006 ACCORD 2 DOOR COUPE 101,500 Miles, never hit, no dents, one owner, non-smoker, clean, A/C, CD plus $6000 Bill 757-377-2069 Honda 2008 Accord EXL Sedan Looking for someone to take over the payments on my Accord. No back payments are due and it’s a beautiful car. No old contracts to assume either. Call Ron 757324-6655

THEY HAVE THEIR CHILD IN THE RIGHT SEAT.

Motorcycles Harley Davidson 2014 Road King CVO Beautiful 5800 miles on this decked out Road King CVO, 110. Replaced original pipes with Vance and Hines true duals and Reinhart 4” slip-ons for a major rumble. Will include floor jack, trickle charger, sissy bar, highway pegs and other extras. Harley dyno’d for top performance! Has cruise control too! Wrap it up for Christmas! Incredible looking and fantastic condition Harley. call 757-763-6800

MERCEDES 2006 S500 4MATIC ,LOW 64K MILES, AWD, LIKE NEW CONDITION, BLACK EXTERIOR, NAVIGATION, XM SAT RADIO, PARK ASSIST, BLUETOOTH, HEATED SEATS, VERY ROOMY & QUIET RIDE, TOP OF THE LINE LUXURY SEDAN, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, JUST INSPECTED, CLEAR CARFAX, $14,900. CALL OR TEXT @ (757)373-3257. VaDlr

FunandGames

sell, & finance your RV. Snyders RV 499-8000.

Vans

Radiance Cruiser RV Travel Trailer 2014 R-22RBDS 26.5 ft. Includes Extended Warranty, EQ Sway Bar, Hitch, Never Used Exterior Kitchen, Propane Tanks, Fresh Water Holding Tank, Interior Stove/Oven, Shower, $16,000/Neg, Call or Text (757) 346-8574

Kia 2005 Sedona, 4 door, new insp, looks &

Winnebago, New 42’ quad slide, all options, MSRP $108,000, must sell. $69,995. Processing fee $225. Snyder’s RV 499-8000.

runs good. $2900. 757-228-6656.

Wanted Automobiles $ABSOLUTELY ABLY ACQUIRING AUTOS All Makes & Models, Best Price Paid!! FREE TOWING. 749-8035

Sudoku

Last week’s CryptoQuip answer A song written about somebody with a legal claim on his property could be titled “Lein On Me.”

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