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NAVY LAYS KEEL FOR PCU JOHN WARNER

Photos by MCSN Scott Barnes Former Sen. John Warner addresses guests during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN 785).

Submarine named after five-term Virginia senator Press Release Team Submarine Public Affairs

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The Navy celebrated the keel laying of Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) John Warner (SSN 785) at Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding (HII -NNS) in Newport News, March 16. The submarine is named for former five-term U.S. Senator from Virginia and Secretary of the Navy John Warner. In a time-honored Navy tradition, the initials of Jeanne Warner, the submarine’s sponsor, were welded onto a steel plate that will be permanently affixed to the submarine’s hull. Jeanne is a long-time sup-

porter of military families and is active in many local Virginia-based charities. Making the ceremony unique, the submarine’s namesake also had his initials welded onto the plate. “The Navy and the Submarine Force are honored to have Mrs. Warner serve as the sponsor for the future USS John Warner,” said Capt. David Goggins, Virginia-class program manager. “The event marks the first major construction milestone for the submarine and helps forge a special bond between Mrs. Warner, her submarine and her crew

■ about the submarine Virginia-class submarines are designed to dominate the world’s littoral and deep waters while conducting antisubmarine warfare; anti-surface ship warfare; strike warfare; special operation forces support; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; irregular warfare; and mine warfare missions.

that will last for years to come.” PCU John Warner’s keel laying is the submarine’s first major event since it began construction in March of 2010. The submarine is on-track to continue the Virginia-class program’s trend of delivering sub-

marines early to their contract delivery dates and meeting the incredibly stringent standards expected of U.S. submarines. “John Warner’s keel laying is a special day for our Navy, the Commonwealth of Virginia and our shipbuilding partners,”

said RearAdm. David Johnson, Program Executive Officer for Submarines. “Building the Virginia-class is a team effort and the skill and commitment of the entire shipbuilding team is evident in the first-time quality and operational successes of these front-line platforms.” PCU John Warner is the 12th submarine of the Virginia-class and the second of the block III construction contract. Virginia-class submarines are built under a unique construction contract between HII-NNS and General Dynamics Electric Boat.

Mathew Shilling, an employee of the Newport News Shipyard, welds the initials of Jeanne and John Warner on a steel plate during the keel laying ceremony for Pre-Commissioning Unit John Warner (SSN 785).

Warner’s keel laying is the first of several major shipbuilding milestones for the Virginiaclass program in 2013. PCU Minnesota’s (SSN 783) commissioning is scheduled for Sept. 7 and PCU North Dakota’s (SSN 784) christening is expected this fall. PCU Delaware (SSN 791) will begin construction on Sept. 2.

■ memorial Sailors pay their respects during a memorial service at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story for Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, from MDSU-2, who died on Feb. 26.

San Antonio receives second ‘Battle E’ By MC3 Lacordrick Wilson Amphibious Squadron Four Public Affairs

NORFOLK

The crew of the amphibious transport dock ship USS San Antonio (LPD 17) received the Battle Efficiency, or Battle “E” award, March 7. The Battle “E” award is a tribute to the ship’s overall readiness and was determined by a year-long evaluation of San Antonio’s accomplishments during training exercises and various command inspections. The San Antonio was nominated by Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) Four and has received the Battle “E” two years in a row while under the leadership of Commanding Officer Cmdr. Neil Koprowski. “I am overwhelmed with excitement and pride for the ownership of a second Battle ‘E,’” said Koprowski. “The Sailors have put in hard work to sustain our superior ship performance, and winning this award demonstrates to the Navy that this is the world class crew that I know it is.” Personnel aboard the San Antonio are now authorized to wear the Navy “E” ribbon and Battle “E” device. “It’s great to have the crew wear the Battle ‘E’ ribbon for the second consecutive time,” said Command Master Chief Timothy Bailey. “This achievement is a true reflection of the crew’s commitment in demonstrating excellence in every evolution and the day-to-day workloads.” San Antonio’s consecutive wins sets a standard for other ships in the fleet, one that Navy leadership believes is achievable.

» see BATTLE E | A7 CARR DECOMMISSIONED The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) was decommissioned at a ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk, March 13. In 27 years, she deployed 13 times and traveled as far North as the Arctic Circle, South to the Equator, East to the Indian Ocean and West to the Eastern Pacific. » see A8

Navy divers remembered MC2 Steven C. Hoskins

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Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 held a memorial service for two Navy divers aboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, March 14. The ceremony honored Navy Diver 1st Class James Reyher, 28, of Caldwell, Ohio, and Navy Diver 2nd Class Ryan Harris, 23, of Gladstone, Mo., who both died while conducting dive operations at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Mary-

land last month. Reyher and Harris died while diving at Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Underwater Explosion Test Facility, also known as the Super Pond, Feb. 26. Cmdr. Michael Runkle, Commanding Officer, MDSU 2, spoke of the challenges Navy Divers face and offered words of comfort to the crowd of more than 400 service members, civilians, families and friends. “We come together to honor ND1 James Reyher and ND2 Ryan Harris, two extraordinary men who made the ul-

CNP VISITS NORFOLK Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk addressed Sailors during an all hands call at Naval Station Norfolk, March 18.

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timate sacrifice serving as Navy divers,” he said. “These heroes, and those like them, understand and accepted dangers, not for fame or fortune, but for their friends, for their families and for their country.” The memorial included remembrances and sea stories of Reyher and Harris from fellow Navy divers and concluded with the playing of taps. An investigation to determine the cause of the accident is currently ongoing and is being conducted by Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group (EODGRU) 2.

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It made me feel good that there are people like her around.� – Barbara Johnson, about Lt. (Dr.) Alyson Brinker

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When Lt. (Dr.) Alyson Brinker went into a meeting at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), March 14, she had no idea that she was about to be honored for the generosity she offered to a stranger. Brinker is a medical intern at NMCP and her face turned bright red when she realized the camera in the conference room was capturing her shock and surprise on video. WTKR-TV news anchor Kurt Williams was there to shoot the weekly segment, “People Taking Action,� which highlights random acts of kindness that otherwise would go unnoticed. Barbara Johnson nominated Brinker for recognition. Several months ago, Johnson was in line at the Portsmouth Wal-Mart and realized her prepaid debit card was not going to cover the balance. She told Brinker, who was behind her in line, that she might want to choose a different line since she might take a while. Instead of moving to a shorter line, Brinker offered to pay the difference for

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MC2 (SW) Anna Arndt Lt. (Dr.) Alyson Brinker, an intern at NMCP, received a “People Taking Actionâ€? framed certiďŹ cate, a pin and a $100 Visa gift card as recognition for her random act of kindness. Brinker stands with Barbara Johnson who nominated her for the award.

someone she had never met. “I was about to tell her she might want to ďŹ nd another line because the cashier was going to have to subtract some things, and she said, ‘Can I pay for this for you?’ and it caught me off guard, so I said, ‘No, ma’am, that’s OK.’ She said, ‘No, I want to do this for you.’ So she paid for it, and to this day, I don’t know how much she paid,â€? said Johnson. Johnson was so touched by Brinker’s kindness that she invited Brinker to Christmas dinner, though she was unable to attend. Johnson wanted to ďŹ nd some way to thank Brinker for her generosity and decided to nominate her for the award. “Nobody’s ever done that for me and I don’t know anyone else

anyone has done this for,â€? said Johnson. “It made me feel good that there are people like her around. She’s a great girl and her parents would be very proud of her.â€? Brinker said she did it because Johnson had “lots of healthy groceries and I like random acts of kindness, and as a doctor I support healthy eating.â€? People who know Brinker said her generosity was completely in character. “It didn’t surprise me a bit,â€? said Capt. Ashley Schroeder, Brinker’s internship program director. “It is pretty typical of Alyson.â€? Williams presented Brinker with a “People Taking Actionâ€? framed certiďŹ cate, a pin and a $100 Visa gift card.

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The Navy announced suspension of the Early Career Transition Program (ECTP) in a Navy message, released March 14. According to NAVADMIN 063/13 Navy Personnel Command (NPC) will no longer accept requests to transition to the selected reserve under this program. Requests submitted

and received at NPC prior to March 14 will be accepted and processed. Requests received after March 14 will be returned without action. Previously approved requests are unaffected. Established in 2011, ECTP allowed active duty and Full Time Support (FTS) Sailors with at least two, but less than 16 years of service, to leave active duty and afďŹ liate with the selected reserve to ďŹ nish out the remainder of their

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Local squadrons donate generously during food drive By MC2 (SW) Jonathan Sunderman Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs

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Service members from Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic (HSC WINGLANT) participated in a food drive during the month of February, known as “For The Love of Food,” raising nearly four tons of food and canned goods for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia serves those who are hungry throughout the Foodbank’s 4,745-square-mile service area including the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach, as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack. Squadrons that competed in this year’s food drive included: Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) “Vanguard,” HM-15 “Blackhawks,” HSC-2 “Fleet Angels,” HSC-9 “Tridents,” HSC-22 “Sea Knights,” HSC-26 “Chargers,” HSC-28 “Dragon Whales,” HSC-84 “Red Wolves,” HSC WINGLANT headquarters, Helicopter Sea Combat Weapons School Atlantic and Airborne Mine Countermeasures Weapon Systems Training School. In total, the squadron’s raised more than 7,400 cans of food, which will provide nearly 6,600 meals to those in need. This year’s food drive exceeded the previous year’s totals and expectations of all who participated. “When I saw the final numbers … I can’t even really get my head around it,” said Command Master Chief Marie Clark, HSC-28. “A lot of people really took it to heart and they went out of their way to help out and donate – I couldn’t be more proud.”

online For more information on the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and how you can donate, visit www.foodbankonline.org.

When the competition was all said and done, HSC-28 was deemed the winner. They raised 1,675 cans, which equates to approximately 11.6 cans per person. To make it balanced for squadrons who had fewer participants, the total personnel in each squadron was divided by the total number of cans collected, which gave them the amount of cans collected per person. “Me and several guys from the office went out to do some food shopping for the drive,” said Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class Michael Rushing, HSC-28. “There was this real moment when we were picking out all this food that we just stopped, looked around at each other and realized that we are not just doing something for work … this is going to help out a person or family in need someday.” Each of the participating squadrons had single points of contact during the span of the drive which made it easier to spark motivation and push weekly information updates. “I sent out emails every week to the squadrons to let them know how they were doing throughout the drive … not to mention, it ended up fostering some healthy competition,” said Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Angelique Tulp, HSC WINGLANT. “I think, honestly, [competition] benefited the food drive.” “We had a little internal rivalry going on between some of the shops within the squadron,” said Aviation Electrician’s Mate 2nd Class Beau St. Dennis, HSC-28. “Our guys pooled together their money and

Photos by MC2 Jonathan Sunderman Sailors assigned to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic and HSC-28 pack up food and canned goods donated during a food drive in which all proceeds will be donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

Aviation Ordinanceman 1st Class James Evalenko (right) and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 2nd Class Shelby Woods, both assigned to Commander, Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, pack up food and canned goods donated during a food drive in which all proceeds will be donated to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

went to the commissary and just got as much food as they could. It’s for such a good cause – win or lose.” In 2012, service members volunteered more than 3,000 man hours to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, which provided food to more than 414,000 individuals annually. “The military, as a whole, does a lot of volunteer work for us,” said Marianne Vargas, Chief of Philanthropy for Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. “Overall, a tenth of our volunteer hours are by service members. When you look at the power of that and the efficiency of the military, it can be a pretty powerful thing. Having military volunteers is critical to what we do … no doubt about it.” Chaplain Lt. Jeffrey Ross, HSC WINGLANT was excited with the food drive’s outcome and is already looking forward to next year’s drive. “Next year I want to challenge the carriers … I want to make it a competition between all the squadrons versus one of the carriers … they have more people than we do, but I think it would be a big challenge and it would foster healthy competition,” he said. “I also think we could raise a tremendous amount for the Foodbank.”

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CSS EARNS FOUR TRAINING EXCELLENCE AWARDS

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A $5 million government contract has recently been awarded to the Norfolk-based Armed Forces Reunion, Inc. (AFR), for the fifth year in a row, in support of the Returning Warrior Workshop (RWW) program. The workshop is designed specifically for Navy reservists who have recently returned from a mobilization or deployed as an Individual Augmentee (IA) in a combat area, to help the Sailor readjust back into civilian life. “By getting these warriors under one roof, they are able to be observed for combat related symptoms,” said Ted Dey. “When the reservist IAs return from deployment, they go back to where they live and work, which is not always on a base, and are not observed daily as an active duty member would be.” AFR, a husband and wifeowned company who specialize solely in planning Navy reunions around the country, has been in business for more than 25 years and have coordinated

thousands of Navy reunions in more than 141 cities. “We’ve always appreciated the military. When you serve the country as our military does, we don’t want to deal with anyone but the military,” he said. “The finest people in the world you’ll meet are in the military.” Although the contract does not mean there will be any major changes to RWW, it does mean that AFR will be able to further their support for the Navy allowing the funding needed to completely tailor and coordinate each workshop to what the Sailors needs for reintegration. “A lot goes into planning the workshops,” said Molly Dey. “We are given a list of cities and dates, and from there we take care of all the administration and logistical management including lodging, per diem and meals, all publication and pamphlet printing, event planning and preparing all the materials required at the workshop.” One of the major goals of the workshop is to help the Sailors get the assistance and support they need for reintegrating back into their civilian environment after combat or combat

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Courtesy photo Ted and Molly Dey have been in business for more than 25 years and have coordinated thousands of Navy reunions in more than 141 cities.

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support operations. During the workshop, the Sailors and their guest are led by trained facilitators through presentations, counseling for finding employment, relationship issues, breakout sessions and different activities. Discussions throughout the workshop are also led and addressed on a variety of topics including post combat stress, financial difficulties, sleeping disorders, suicide, frustration or anger and other behaviors that may not have been present prior to the Sailor’s deployment, as well as discussions on the transition back to civilian life. “When our reservists come home, they are not stationed on a base and may live hours from the nearest base, so they do not have access to a lot of the same resources that active duty members do,” Molly said. “One of the things that are brought into these workshops are different resources for the reservists, so it’s a great way to get them the information they need.” The three-day workshop is held at a 4-star hotel away

from military bases and in business attire to add to the level of comfort when talking with other returning Sailors regardless of rank. The Sailor is authorized one adult guest to include a girlfriend/boyfriend, spouse, significant other or a family member, or supportive guest to attend the workshop alongside their Sailor. “One of the most memorable parts of the event is the banquet of honor, because a portion of it is a certificate of appreciation, not only to the Sailor, but to the spouse or the guest who the Sailor has brought,” she said. “I can’t count the amount of times that I’ve heard from the Sailor ‘No one has ever thanked my wife.’” Although the Deys have never served in the military themselves, they are grateful for the opportunity to give back to their county through helping those who have served. “The military has the highest standards,” Ted said. “No entity in the world has higher standard than the United States military and we feel we’re uniquely qualified to live up to those standards.”

Center for Service Support (CSS) was named a recipient of four 2012 Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) Training Excellence Awards for superior accomplishment in supporting NETC’s training vision, March 8. The annual awards recognize commands that demonstrate the highest standards of professional excellence, and deliver highly-trained Sailors to meet the requirements of the fleet. CSS was awarded the Curriculum Management (Black “T”), Planning and Programming (Gray “T”), Total Force Management (Red “T”) and Training Production Management (Green “T”) awards. As one of only three learning centers who earned four Excellence awards this cycle, CSS also earned the highest score in the Total Force Management (Red “T”) competitive category. “It is truly an honor to be part of an organization that showcases this level of personal and professional excellence every day,” said CSS Commanding Officer Capt. Dana Weiner. “This recognition is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of the entire CSS workforce from our Newport headquarters and seven learning sites.” The Training Excellence Award competition is structured to resemble the Battle Effectiveness (Battle “E”) competition throughout the fleet – recognizing sustained superior performance in an operational environment within a command. CSS and its seven learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills required to support the fleet’s warfighting mission. Each year, the nearly 250 staff and faculty members of CSS deliver training to more than 10,000 personnel serving in the Navy’s administration, logistics and media communities. For more news from Center for Service Support, visit www.navy.mil/local/css/.

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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | MAR 21, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A5 Sailors assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen, lay the wreath during the First Female Aviator Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Naval Aviation Monument Park in Virginia Beach.

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Wreathlaying honors ďŹ rst female naval aviator

The event, sponsored by the HM15 Chief Petty OfďŹ cer (CPO) Mess, commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the ďŹ rst female naval aviators.

By MC3 (SW) Harry Andrew D. Gordon

MC3 (SW) Harry Andrew D. Gordon

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Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fifteen (HM-15) celebrated Women’s History Month with a wreath laying ceremony at the Naval Aviation Monument Park in Virginia Beach, March 3. The event, sponsored by the HM-15 Chief Petty OfďŹ cer (CPO) Mess, commemorated the 40th Anniversary of the ďŹ rst female naval aviators. “[Chief Petty OfďŹ cers] are the ones who remember when we did things and why we did things,â€? said Cmdr. Mark Leavitt, Commanding OfďŹ cer of HM-15. “They are the ones that archive the history of this great Navy. This event in aviation is a part of our heritage that we need to hold onto and build on the importance of that date.â€? Members of HM-15, also known as the Blackhawks, were in attendance during the ceremony. These members included division ofďŹ cers, chief petty ofďŹ cers, ďŹ rst class petty

In order to truly appreciate the life we have today, it’s important to know our past and how far we’ve come.â€? – Lt. Rachel M. Barton ofďŹ cers of the squadron, and civilian friends and family. All attendees celebrated the accomplishments of women in naval aviation. “This organization [Navy] has realized the beneďŹ t and value of diversity,â€? said Leavitt. “Women in aviation make us a more diverse organization.â€? During World War II, a group of women pilots were pioneers, heroes and role models. They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, otherwise known as WASPs. They were the ďŹ rst women in history to be trained to y American military aircraft in the United States. The women were trained to y

non-combat missions in order to free up male pilots to y combat missions overseas. From 1942 - 1944, 1,079 women successfully completed training to ferry aircraft, test planes, instruct male pilots and tow targets for anti-artillery practice. These women covered a wide spectrum of social and economic backgrounds. They were nurses, teachers, secretaries, factory workers, waitresses, students, housewives, debutantes, actresses, and there was even a chorus girl. But despite their different backgrounds, they were patriotic, strong in spirit and had a passion for ying. During the ceremony, the guest speaker, Lt. Rachel M.

Barton, aircraft commander and helicopter pilot assigned to HM-15, quoted Doris Tanner, an original WASP. “The myth of ying was ‘a glamorous, long white scarf ying in the wind – the breeze in your face.’ It was just that – a myth. The routine was back-breaking, hard, dirty work. It strained every ounce of endurance and courage we could muster. The dust and sand ground into our clothes, the sun burned our skin to leathery brown and our hair to dry straw. There were days when we wondered, why not quit and go home? Why didn’t we? Not a question that is easy to answer! Love of ying, love of a never ending challenge and the pride of having a vital part in the defense of our nation. The desire to release the men for combat and thus ending the war and bring a loved husband or brother home, taking part in defeating the monster Hitler and liberate Europe. None of us knew exactly why, but every one of us

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loved the excitement and were determined to make it through and win those silver wings.â€? The WASP program was deactivated on Dec. 20, 1944, having own about 60 million miles in operations. Thirtyeight WASPs were killed during the life of the program, including some in training. Thirty years later, the Navy became the ďŹ rst service to graduate a female pilot. Lt. Barbara Allen Rainey was the ďŹ rst woman to receive the wings of gold on Feb. 22, 1974. Today, more than 54,000 women are on active duty and more than 10,000 females serve in the reserves. In 2012, 873 women earned their wings of gold and women now comprise 10 percent of the naval aviation community. The “Blackhawksâ€? of HM-15 reached a milestone in female aviation on June 22, 2012. Barton was a part of the ďŹ rst all-female mine-countermeasure ight that took place in Bahrain. This event was sig-

niďŹ cant, not only because the ight crew was all-female, but also because the maintenance crew was all-female, including the maintenance safe-foright chief. This was the ďŹ rst time there were enough qualiďŹ ed females in the same location to comprise a “femaleonlyâ€? mine-countermeasure ight. “Today, women serving in active duty billets have become so accepted that most of us don’t stop to think about it as we go about our daily lives,â€? said Barton. “It has become something that is accepted as normal. But on days like today, it is nice to take a few moments to stop and think about those who have served before us – the opportunities we now have due to their legacy and the role that we now play in paving the way for future generations. In order to truly appreciate the life we have today, it’s important to know our past and how far we’ve come.â€?

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I learned that we can do different things rather than just sticking straight to the menu card, we change it up and help crew morale with what we make and serve.” – Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kimberely Pelismen

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine visited Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk as part of the Navy-wide Adopt-AShip program, March 12-13. Irvine paid a visit to the guidedmissile destroyers USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) and USS Porter (DDG 78), fast-attack submarine USS Scranton (SSN 756) and the NAVSTA Norfolk galley, providing on-the-job training to command galley personnel. “Some people want to say that culinary specialists do not cook anymore, that they can only cook what they have to cook the way they have to cook it,” said Irvine. “That is not true because chicken will always be chicken, and beef will always be beef, but it is in how you prepare the meat that creates diversity.” With the assistance of Light House Foods, Irvine provided training in the preparation of meals using a regularly scheduled government meal plan and previously purchased government foods on-hand at the time of training. While on Porter, Irvine showed culinary specialists how to get away from the same everyday routine even while underway. Lt. Daniel Sepulveda, supply officer for the Porter, said his personnel were very happy to get to work with Irvine. “He taught our guys to be creative, to think outside the box,” he said. Irvine, who has visited NAVSTA Norfolk and its ships many times, said he knows the morale of Sailors

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today is based on food and receiving mail. “Food is all about fun, and for those in the Navy, it is also about life,” said Irvine. “Keeping the crew happy and morale up is the most important part of a culinary specialist’s job.” Irvine has appeared on multiple television shows, including Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible,” and others shows, such as “Dinner: Impossible” and “Worst Cooks in America.” He previously participated in training events for Navy culinary specialists focusing on “scratch cooking,” a culinary concept supported by the Navy Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) and widely taught across the fleet. Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Kimberely Pelismen, Watch Captain on Bainbridge, said she and the rest of the galley staff will definitely be putting what they learned to good use. “I learned that we can do different things rather than just sticking straight to the menu card, we change it up and help crew morale with what we make and serve,” she said. March was recently announced as Navy Nutrition Month in support of the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. Navy Commands

Celebrity chef Robert Irvine, who has appeared in a variety of Food Network programs, such as Dinner: Impossible, Worst Cooks in America and Restaurant: Impossible, visits the Los Angelesclass fast attack submarine USS Scranton onboard Naval Station Norfolk, March 12.

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worldwide are encouraged to increase awareness of food literacy and reinforce a unit culture where “the healthy choice is the easy choice.” Irvine incorporated the Navy Nutrition Month theme into his training by teaching Sailors about different types of cooking oils and the proper way to use them. “You have to be careful with the temperature at which you cook certain oils,” he said. “Even oils that promote good health can be heated too high turning them into not-so-goodfor-us oils, like Canola oil.” Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Shanti Burch, one of the NAVSTA

Norfolk galley staff, said everyone from seaman to chief learned something from Irvine. “It was amazing getting to meet such a talented chef,” said Burch. “We all learned so much and left feeling inspired to continue to grow in our rate.” Irvine said he served as a culinary specialist in the British Royal Navy and left NAVSTA Norfolk Sailors with a few words of encouragement. “I know your job can put a lot of stress on you at times,” he said. “Just remember there are so many people appreciative of the hard work you do every day.”

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Decommissioning ceremony held for USS Carr (FFG 52) ■ pierside The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) is moored pier side at Naval Station Norfolk during her decommissioning ceremony, March 13.

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The guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) was decommissioned at a ceremony onboard Naval Station Norfolk, March 13. Carr was commissioned on July 27, 1985. She was built by Todd Pacific Shipyard Corp. in Seattle, Wash. She was originally homeported in Charleston, S.C. as part of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 6. In 1995, she shifted homeports to Norfolk, becoming a part of DESRON 22. She has a crew of 15 officers and 170 enlisted and is capable of embarking a helicopter detachment of two SH-60B Light Airborne MultiPurpose System (LAMPS) helicopters carrying a crew of six officers and 15 enlisted. Carr is a 4,100 ton, 453-foot long Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate. She is driven by a gas turbine powered propulsion

plant with variable pitch propeller that produces 41,000 horsepower, a fully integrated combat system, two helicopter hangers, auxiliary propulsion units placed to maximize maneuverability and a ship control console that provides steering and speed control from the bridge by a single helmsman. She was designed to provide local area protection to battle groups, underway replenishment groups, amphibious forces, military and merchant shipping and to conduct Anti-Submarine Warfare operations. Since the removal of her guided-missile system, her role shifted to provide Enhanced-Maritime Interception Operations (E-MIO) and Countering Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) operations. In 27 years, she deployed 13 times and traveled as far North as the Arctic Circle, South to the Equator, East to the Indian Ocean and West to the Eastern Pacific. She escorted American

Seaman William Collins, a member of the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD1) color guard, stands by to parade the colors during the decommissioning ceremony of the guided missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52)at Naval Station Norfolk.

U.S. Navy photos Commanding officer of the guided-missile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52) Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski exits through side boys following the ship’s decommissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk.

flagged tankers in the Arabian Gulf and conducted extensive Maritime Interception Operations throughout the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea during her early deployments. In her more recent operations, Carr conducted both Theater Security Cooperation and Countering Transnational Organized Crime missions, successfully apprehending narcotics traffickers and seizing both marijuana and cocaine while conduction operations in the Caribbean and Eastern Pacific. On April 24, 1988, Carr was first on the scene to help rescue 89 Sailors from the attack submarine USS Bonefish (SS 582), which had suffered a battery fire. In 1989,

Carr carried relief supplies to Charleston, S.C. following the devastation from Hurricane Hugo. Her Sailors provided assistance to restore operations at the Naval Station, the Naval Weapons Station and in the local community. Carr is the 42nd ship in its class and was named after Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Paul Henry Carr, who was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his heroism in the Battle of Samar during World War II. Commanded by Cmdr. Patrick Kulakowski, upon decommissioning, she will be towed to Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Office Philadelphia while awaiting final disposition as a potential Foreign Military Sales.

■ her first CO Retired Capt. Robert J. Horne, first commanding officer of the guidedmissile frigate USS Carr (FFG 52), speaks to guests and Carr’s crew members during the ship’s decommissioning ceremony.

■ special guest Juanita Carr Rush, sister of Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Paul H. Carr, spoke at the ceremony. Paul Henry Carr, the ship’s namesake, was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for his heroism in the Battle of Samar during World War II.

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Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk addressed Sailors during an all hands call at Naval Station Norfolk, March 18. Van Buskirk took this opportunity to discuss issues affecting Sailors naval careers, their families and their futures. He also discussed tuition assistance (TA). “Ninety percent of Sailors who use TA go onto get their degrees and Navy leadership is actively working to keep TA in this tough economy,” he said. “They are looking at the structure to allow those Sailors who are eligible to continue to use it.” He also discussed the continued impact Sailors have throughout the fleet from an operational standpoint. “The missions you are accomplishing are making a difference in the world because you are all tremendous ambassadors,” he said. “We have supported deployments on the ground and on ships, and are fully engaged in supporting critical missions from the Horn of Africa to Afghanistan to the Western Pacific.” Van Buskirk said his number one priority is to man the fleet by ensuring Sailors are assignable, deployable and distributable. “In the last year, we have had 90 percent PTS [Perform to Serve] approval and greater than 95 percent in the last four months,” he said. He added that the Navy is continuing to make improvements to PTS, which increases Sailors ability to have a say in their career and improve the ability to distribute Sailors where the Navy needs them most. During a question and answer session, Van Buskirk took questions regarding the Navy’s current financial state since enacting sequestration and what the future holds. “It feels good to know that the Navy leadership hears our concerns and for the CNP to come and let us know that he is on our side and doing everything for Sailors,” said Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class (SW/ AW) Darius Branch. When asked about retirement pay, Van Buskirk said a commission will be stood up to look at retirement pay, but current active duty will be grandfathered into the current retirement pay. Much of the question and answer session focused on family-related programs, but Van Buskirk assured attendees that the Navy is dedicated to helping Sailors and their families. “Our Navy remains committed to maintaining the funding for our Sailors and family readiness programs as much as possible, and our goal is to have no impact on those programs in the future,” he said.

Ninety percent of Sailors who use TA go onto get their degrees and Navy leadership is actively working to keep TA in this tough economy.” – Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott Van Buskirk

■ one-on-one Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Scott R. Van Buskirk speaks one-onone with Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class (SW/AW) Darius Branch during an allhands call at Naval Station Norfolk.

AS TAX DAY APPROACHES, VITA STANDS READY TO HELP By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs

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Glenn Fawcett Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter addresses Korean and U.S. forces assigned to the Joint Operations Center of Command Post Tango near Seoul, South Korea, March 18.

Carter reaffirms U.S. commitment to South Korea By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service

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During a series of high-level meetings, March 18, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with members of South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s new administration, and with U.S. military and diplomatic officials. Carter had an excellent round of consultations with senior members of Park’s new team, he told reporters during a briefing, and in each meeting reconfirmed a steadfast commitment to the nearly 60-year-old alliance between the United States and South Korea. “It’s safe to report that the relationship between the Park and Obama administrations is off to a very productive start,” he said. “My visit reflects the importance [Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel] and I attach to this alliance.” Park, South Korea’s first

woman president, was sworn in Feb. 25, less than two weeks after North Korean state media announced that the nation had conducted its third underground nuclear test since 2006. This and other provocations that are part of a continuing North Korean pattern were key topics in discussions, Carter said, adding that such actions pose a serious threat to the United States, to South Korea and to regional stability. “If the North Koreans think this kind of thing is going to get them anywhere, they’re mistaken,” the deputy secretary said. “The only effect it’s having is to bring down upon North Korea the opprobrium of the entire world.” The United States is working with friends and allies around the world to employ an integrated response to these unacceptable provocations, Carter added. The response includes United

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We have the full range of capabilities for both countries committed to the defense of South Korea. That has been true for decades and it has not changed.” – Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter

April 15 is fast approaching and some personnel may be scrambling to finish their taxes in time. With tightening budgets, most taxpayers want to get the most out of their returns. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance/ Electronic Filing (VITA/ELF) program is available to ensure service members and their dependents receive the support they need to file correctly and on time. The program provides free tax-filing assistance to active duty service members and their dependents, retirees and their dependents with adjusted gross incomes of less than $57,000, DoD civilians overseas or deployed with the U.S. Armed Forces, and in limited cases, military reservists. “The primary purpose of the Navy VITA/ ELF program is to ensure that Sailors and their dependents receive basic federal and state tax assistance at no cost, so they can focus on mission execution and spare themselves the cost of expensive commercial tax-filing services,” said Lt. Audrey Koecher, Navy VITA/ ELF program manager aboard Naval Support Activity Washington. “Navy tax assistance centers are located at Region Legal Service Offices, select Fleet and Family Support Centers and select fleet units located around the globe and afloat.” Koecher said the program is especially helpful for young service members who may be filing for the first time, or are new to filing jointly or with dependents. She also explained that personnel filing jointly or with dependents for the first time should speak with a trained volunteer at a tax assistance center about a variety of issues unique to joint filers. Potential issues, such as separate properties, any relevant family court financial obligations, which could trigger tax interception, and determination of whether dependents are, in fact, qualified dependents can and should

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Mission Impossible? Successful R&R tips By Sara Jane Arnett Military Spouse Contributor

My family and I are happily secure in the “over half-way” category for this third deployment, so we are optimistically seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. However, with most 12-month deployments, the two-week R&R visit is one time in the deployment duration in which I have mixed emotions. All deployments are different, that we can all agree, but do we all share the same opinion that the benefits of the two-week R&R visit outweigh the negative ones? Most all of my questions come from the parental viewpoint. If it were up to me, I would definitely give not a moment’s hesitation to answer this question, but as the mother of three young children, I wonder if they can handle the adjustment of being provided the attention, love and affection from their father, only to have it taken away again in a short amount of time. Because of the intensity of the feelings, we researched and found the following information from ZERO TO THREE that was a lifesaver in preparation, during and after my husband’s 14 day visit.

dren have more than likely had a few months into the deployment to adjust into a comfortable routine. Now that everything is adjusting into place, your service member is scheduled to come home for R&R leave! It is completely normal to experience a range of emotions, but try not to be consumed with worry. It is important to keep the following things in mind: 1. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel. What matters most is how your emotions affect you and your family. A first step can be to check out the wide range of resources at Military OneSource: www.militaryonesource.com, or (800) 342-9647. Remember that your child senses your feelings and responds in their own way. Taking care of yourself is an important way that you can help your young child feel safe and secure. 2. Be aware of your expectations.

Preparing your child for R&R Because of your hard work and loving care, your child has probably settled into a comfortable routine after their parent’s deployment. Now, his little world is being rocked – again – by another reunification and separation. You can continue to support your young child Preparing your feelings for R&R by remaining sensitive to their indiAt this point, you and your chil- vidual needs.

Here are some tips for helping your child before, during and after the visit: 1. Help prepare your child for the visit, even if he doesn’t understand everything that is happening. Young children thrive on routine and predictability. Knowing what to expect helps them to feel emotionally grounded. 2. Create a visual of the R&R leave. 3. Expect the unexpected. 4. Let your child go at their own pace. 5. Try to balance fun with predictability. Saying goodbye again Unfortunately, R&R leave must end. Here are some tips for making this latest transition a “good goodbye”: 1. Remember that your child’s behavior has meaning. 2. Access support when you need it. 3. Remember that your child

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knows how you are feeling. Always keep in mind that you don’t have to be perfect … you just have to show your child that you’re doing your best to help them feel safe and secure. Sara Jane Arnett is an active Army spouse, mother of three rambunctious boys and military children’s author of “My Daddy’s a Soldier.” In 2011, Sara Jane was selected as the “Heroes At Home” Military Spouse of the Year and also received the prestigious Military Police Corps “Order of the Vivandiere” award.

unemployment rate down to zero – yes, zero,” she said. “That … is our goal. But it’s going to take every one of us doing our part to reach it. “Your companies are uniquely poised to make a real, meaningful when one wrong move could mean difference on this issue,” she continthe difference between life or death.” ued. “Together, you employ nearly Back home, service members’ 16 million people. You represent spouses also serve the country, she $7.3 trillion in revenue every single said, by volunteering, taking care of year – almost half of our nation’s their children, managing the fam- [gross domestic product]. The folks ily’s finances, while many attend in this room alone have the capacity school at night. And every couple to end veterans’ unemployment in of years, she added, spouses up root this country.” their lives and restart their careers as Obama encouraged her audience their families are transferred. “to sit down with each other and These are the kinds of employees figure this out together by sharing that business people are looking for best practices, pooling resources to compete in today’s global market- where it makes sense and doing evplace, Obama said. erything you can to fully integrate Post-9/11 veterans are experienc- veterans into your businesses.” ing 9.4 percent unemployment rate “Just look around this room,” she with about 200,000 people still un- said. “We’ve got competitors like employed. UPS and FedEx, Verizon and AT&T, “That’s almost two points higher Viacom and DirecTV sitting at the than the national rate. For women same tables, ready to take on this veterans the rate is even higher,” she issue together. No matter your difsaid of the veterans unemployment ferences, you’re here today because rate. And among young veterans you know that hiring veterans is ages 18 to 24, she added, more than good for your company and good for one out of three are unemployed. our country.” And there are 200,000 military A job “is a source of pride,” spouses looking for work, she said. Obama said, noting that the end of a “When you combine all those num- military member’s service “doesn’t bers with the one million veterans that mean the end of their service to this we know will be transitioning home country.” over the next few years, it couldn’t Military veterans “want to play be more clear that we still have a lot a pivotal role in investing in our more work to do,” said Obama. communities and rebuilding on this She highlighted Wal-Mart Stores recovery,” she said. “They want to Inc. as an example by its commit- deploy their skills and energies to ment to hire 100,000 veterans during ensure that we remain the greatest the next five years. nation on Earth. We owe it to them “For every veteran who has served to give them that opportunity.” honorably and in need of a job the There is not a moment to waste, year after they separate from the Obama added, because the first few military, Wal-Mart [says it] will hire months after service members depart them. The company is setting the bar the military are pivotal. high, [and is] saying no matter what – “So we’ve got to act fast. Now is ‘We’ve got your back,’” said Obama. the time when they’re making deciShe encouraged the audience sions that will affect the rest of their members to work together and make lives … when they’re beginning bold commitments to hire veterans to feel whether or not this country and military spouses. is truly there for them,” she said. “If you do that, I know that you “We’ve got to join forces, so that we can build on the 125,000 folks that can truly serve our veterans and milwe’ve already hired or trained and itary families as well as they have you can help us bring our veterans served us.”

FIRST LADY URGES BUSINESSES TO HIRE VETERANS, SPOUSES By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service

We’ve got competitors like UPS and FedEx, Verizon and AT&T, Viacom and DirecTV sitting at the same tables, ready to take on this issue together.” – First Lady Michelle Obama

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Veterans and military spouses make good employees because they know how to develop and execute complex plans, and they’re at their best when faced with high-pressure situations, First Lady Michelle Obama told attendees at the Business Roundtable Conference Center, March 13. In her remarks, Obama continued her call on the private sector to hire veterans and military spouses as part of the Joining Forces initiative she co-sponsors with Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. Now as hundreds of thousands of veterans and military spouses look for work, she said, one million more will leave the military in the next few years and join the ranks of those seeking jobs. “They will be trying to figure out how to achieve that sense of financial security and stability for their family, how to find that next mission to accomplish. That’s where all of you come in,” she added. “This group of veterans – the 9/11 generation – holds a special place in our history. These are the Americans who stepped up and volunteered to serve during wartime, knowing full well they would be sent into harm’s way. They are young – the majority are between 18 and 34 years old – and a record number of them are women.” The members of the 9/11 generation, she said, are highly skilled, serving as information technology specialists, operations managers, logistics coordinators. They’ve overseen millions of dollars of assets and operated complicated machinery, Obama said. “On the battlefield, they are the leaders of today’s dynamic modern warfare,” she said. “And they’re doing all of this on the razor’s edge,

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MURPH: The Protector By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor

Once in a while I get emails from people asking if I can help promote an event or a resource for out military community. I am always happy to help, but sometimes there is an event that I know I must help with. Scott Mactavish contacted me and I knew not only did I want to help, but also that the community would want to know about what he has done. Scott has poured his heart and soul into telling the story of one of America’s heroes. He has spent three years interviewing, editing, crying, laughing and stressing over the movie “MURPH: The Protector.” The feature-length documentary shares the life story of Lt. Michael Murphy. Murphy, a Navy SEAL, gave his life in 2005 as part of Operation Red Wing. Hampton Roads lost a lot of heroes that day and though Murphy was not from a Beachbased SEAL team, the entire community mourned his death and the others who made the ultimate sacrifice that day. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously because of his actions that day. Friends and family tell the story of courage and sacrifice. Scott and his crew poured themselves into the film because it is a story that isn’t far from the story of those serving in our community today. There is a love of country and a desire to protect. He wants this to be a way for those outside military circles and those inside to connect. He wants the country to know what type of men and women put on the uniform everyday. “MURPH: The Protector” has been his passion. Now you will have the chance to see it this weekend. I have been lucky enough to see a screener and it is phenomenal. You will be inspired by this film to support organizations, such as Wounded Wear and The Navy SEAL Foundation, but really you will simply be inspired. “MURPH” opens Friday night at Strawbridge Regal Cinemas in Virginia Beach and runs through the weekend. See it fast before your chance is gone! For more information, go to www.murphmovie.com.

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USO Gala spotlights service members, military supporters By Amaani Lyle American Forces Press Service

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Service members, public figures and performers were honored for their service or support of the U.S. military at the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st annual Awards Dinner held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, March 14. In his remarks at the event, Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, lauded the compassion and commitment of people serving in the military medical community. “We are here to honor a most deserving population of unsung heroes among our troopers … our medical professionals,” said Winnefeld. “They are the quiet heroes: the doctors, the nurses, the medical support staff, who treat everything from the common cold in a U.S. military pediatric ward to the most critical battlefield injuries across the combat zone.” The admiral said he and his wife, Mary, have witnessed medical professionals in action around the world – from Kandahar and Bagram in Afghanistan, to Land-

They are the quiet heroes: the doctors, the nurses, the medical support staff, who treat everything from the common cold in a U.S. military pediatric ward to the most critical battlefield injuries across the combat zone.” – Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr.

stuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. “In every visit, in every room, we meet warriors who are hopeful about the future,” he said. “Each of these Wounded Warriors recognizes the difficult road to recovery that’s ahead.” Service members receive the best possible care from the mili-

U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Teddy Wade Vice Chief Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld, Jr. gives his remarks during the 31st USO annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14.

Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Chuck Marsh America’s Tenor, Daniel Rodriguez, sings the invocation to the USO of Metropolitan Washington’s 31st annual Awards Dinner in Arlington, Va., March 14. The event, which drew a crowd of thousands, including Adm. James, A. Winnefeld, Jr., Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recognized military members for their actions, a key spouse as well as military supporters.

tary’s medical professionals, the admiral said. “Because of that spectrum of care, and the unique blend of military professionalism and medical acumen, we’re bringing warriors home from the battlefield today that never would’ve made it in previous wars,” he said. “It’s all because of our outstanding military medical professionals and the caregivers for our Wounded Warriors,” noting the people and teams who provide care to some nine million beneficiaries of the military health system. Honorees at the event dinner included actor and director Lou Diamond Phillips, a stalwart USO supporter who received the organization’s Legacy of Achievement Award for his years of public support and involvement with the military community. Born at the Subic Bay U.S. Naval Station in the Philippines, Phillips said his upbringing and current work on the Military Channel’s “An Officer and a Movie” have strengthened his bond with the military. While “incredibly humbled” by the USO honor, Phillips said he finds his fame can best “highlight and uphold the real heroes,” the

military members who wear the uniform. He noted the complexities and challenges that military members of an all-volunteer force face in a post-9/11 world. “It’s very much a part of our national consciousness that we are at war and have been … for a long time, that we have young men and women in harm’s way on a daily basis,” said Phillips. As such, America is entering a new age of respect for its Armed Forces, he said, and a greater awareness of how military people touch so many lives. Fellow actor, director and honoree Joe Mantegna echoed Phillips’ comments, noting he has great respect for those who serve in the U.S. military. Mantegna, who’s slated to perform his 12th annual Memorial Day concert with his friend and fellow USO supporter Gary Sinise, shared why he, too, was humbled by the USO’s recognition. “It’s the people who do this job day-in and day-out, the volunteers, the people who … keep organizations like the USO thriving … those are the people that really deserve credit,” he said. “I remember you and I accept this on your behalf.”

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Army Maj. David Larres, Occupational Therapy Clinic at Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kan. ■ Navy Cmdr. Angela Earley, Naval Medical Center Portsmouth ■ Air Force 1st Lt. Sarah BatzerFrye, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Va. ■ Navy Lt. Cmdr. Trevor Petrou, Marine Special Operations Command, Camp Lejeune, N.C. ■ Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Randy Haba, U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C. ■ National Guard: Army Lt. Col. Laura Wheeler, Army National Guard, Va. ■ Civilian: Linda Odierno and certified pet therapy dog, Tootsie ■ Special Recognition: Legacy of Hope Award – The Military Channel ■ Legacy of Achievement Award: Lou Diamond Phillips ■ Merit Award: Joe Mantegna ■ Col. John Gioia Patriot Award: Kathleen Causey

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Director of Navy staff talks LCS with industry partners Press Release Defense Media Activity-Navy

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The director of the Navy staff talked at the most recent Navy Now Forum in Washington, D.C., March 14, about the future of the program for the littoral combat ship (LCS), one of the Navy’s newest warship platforms. Vice Adm. Richard Hunt took advantage of the session intended to enhance the relationship between the Navy and industry partners by discussing the progress the Navy’s LCS Council has made in furthering the development of integrating LCS ships into fleet operations. “I want to make sure that we keep the avenue for experimentation, innovation going into the future prominently in place with the ship. I think

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that’s really important. When you think about the modularity, when you think about the adaptability we’ve built into this hull and the capabilities they have at the margin out there across the board on space and power, and all the kind of stuff that gets wrapped up in that. I think this is the future,” he said. Hunt highlighted how the LCS Council focused on four lines of operation when war gaming. The first was USS Freedom’s (LCS 1) deployment, the second was fleet introduction and sustainability, third was capability evolution and finally was concept of operations, doctrine and policy for the platform. One of the take-aways from looking at the platform this way according to Hunt was the importance of staying close to the flexibility the platform was

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to strengthen missile defenses Continued from B1 Nations Security Council resolutions with unprecedentedly strong sanctions against North Korea, and more unilateral sanctions of great effect, and the nation’s resulting progressive isolation, he said. “In the military sphere, the United States remains steadfast in its defense commitments to the Republic of Korea,” the deputy defense secretary observed. “Together, we are taking important steps to advance the alliance military capabilities.” In particular, the United States remains committed to extended deterrence offered by the U.S. nuclear umbrella and to ensuring that all capabilities remain available to the alliance, he added. As Hagel announced on March 15, the United States will strengthen its missile defenses and is determined to keep ahead of the progress of North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile development, the deputy defense secretary said. The annual U.S.-South Korean military exercises Key Resolve, ongoing until March 21, and Foal Eagle, a combined and joint field training exercise that runs across the Korean Peninsula from March 1 to April 30, “demonstrate the U.S. commitment to the alliance,” said Carter, “and ensure the readiness of both of our forces to defend the Republic of Korea and deepen interoperability with U.S. and South Korean forces.” Carter also visited the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to meet with Minister Yun Byung-se. The U.S. commitment to South Korea is very strong, Carter told Yun in remarks before the meeting. “Our capabilities are very formidable – yours, ours and ours combined,” he said, clasping his hands together in illustration.

designed to provide. Future testing of other weapons systems is ideal for the modularity of an LCS ship according to Hunt. “I think you can bring energy weapons on there, I think you can put a smaller rail gun. It could do lasers. Together work some power issues. There are things that

“And as you know, we have the full range of capabilities for both countries committed to the defense of South Korea. That has been true for decades, and it has not changed.” Later, Carter traveled to the Blue House and met with Kim Jang-Soo at the National Security Office. The Blue House comprises the executive offices and official residence of the president. It translates to “pavilion of blue tiles” and is built in the Korean architectural tradition with modern elements. In addition to the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Carter and the South Korean officials discussed adding military capabilities to the alliance, continuing extended nuclear deterrence and continuing the U.S. commitment to resource the Asia-Pacific rebalance, including the U.S. presence on the Korean Peninsula. During a news conference, Carter answered a question about potential effects of extreme Defense Department budget cuts – a process known as sequestration – on the U.S. commitment to South Korea. Specifically, he was asked whether the United States would ask South Korea for a larger contribution to U.S. efforts on the peninsula. “The United States has not asked the Republic of Korea for funds associated with sequester,” the deputy defense secretary said, describing the process as a temporary budget turbulence imposed by the U.S. Congress that will last until Oct. 1. “We will deal with that turmoil in a way that does not affect the Korean Peninsula. That’s the direction I’ve given, and so operations and actions on the Korean Peninsula aren’t affected.” Carter and his South Korean counterparts pledged close and continuing cooperation on these issues at senior levels of government. Carter’s Asian visit ended after a stop in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he held bilateral meetings, attended a dinner with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Council of Permanent Representatives, and attended, for the first time, as deputy defense secretary the Jakarta International Defense Dialogue.

we have to do,” Hunt explained. “But as we take the Navy into the next generation, this can be one of those experimental platforms because we can slap stuff on and take it off, and that can really lead the way for how the rest of the surface community and Navy do stuff in the future. “One word for LCS that

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I use over and over again is opportunity. We’ve got to be smart enough to embrace the future. It’s going to be terrific,” Hunt exclaimed. The Association of the United States Navy held the networking luncheon at the Navy Memorial. The next Navy Now forum is scheduled for May.

MC2 Nardel Gervacio USS Freedom (LCS 1) passes by the Missing Man Formation monument at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a scheduled port visit during a deployment to the Asia-Pacific region. LCS platforms are designed to employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare or mine countermeasures.

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Sailors how to prepare their own taxes Continued from B1 be addressed when speaking with a tax center volunteer. “The potential application of the Military Spouse Residency Relief Act [MSRRA] may also be an issue for those filing jointly for the first time and members with questions concerning the application of MSRRA should make an appointment with a legal assistance attorney at the Region Legal Service Office,” Koecher added. The Naval Legal Service Command self-service program allows service members the ability to do their own taxes in an environment where help is available should they have questions. Koecher said this translates to financial accountability and teaches Sailors how to prepare their own taxes, a skill they can use throughout their careers. “Under the self-service program, Sailors and their families file their own tax returns using free tax filing software on computers established in Navy tax centers with the assistance of IRS-trained volunteers,” said

online To find the nearest VITA center, or for more information, visit the Navy JAG Corps website at www.jag.navy.mil.

Koecher. “Taxes are submitted electronically and refunds are deposited directly into a Sailors bank account an average of two weeks from the date of transmission.” Koecher said in addition to learning how to file their own taxes, personnel who use the VITA/ELF program will usually end up saving money by filing themselves instead of going to a tax preparation company. “Commercial tax preparation companies charge, on average, more than $170 for a typical electronically-filed return,” said Koecher. “There is no charge for VITA/selfservice tax preparation. Additionally, access to free and quick tax filing at Navy tax centers should reduce the attractiveness of costly refund anticipation loans offered by

many commercial tax-preparation companies. Using a Navy tax assistance center will also reduce errors. Navy tax assistance center volunteers are trained and certified by the IRS to file taxes and are knowledgeable on militaryspecific tax issues.” Koecher advises that personnel who visit a command’s VITA/ELF office should bring the appropriate paperwork to ensure proper and thorough tax filing. These include W-2s, 1099s, 1098s and other tax forms; bank account and routing information for direct deposit of refunds; applicable receipts for Schedule A and adjustment items; copies of receipts for any charitable donations; and Social Security numbers of any children claimed as dependents. She added that personnel filing in the status of “Married Filing Jointly” must both be present to sign the return or present a signed power of attorney for taxes. Koecher said that bringing records of the previous year’s taxes are not required, but are usually helpful in filing.

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NAVSTA Newport uses solar energy to reach SECNAV energy goals including consolidation of the centralized steam system, replacement of steam traps, improved lighting and direct digital controls,” he said. A SECNAV energy goal for shore installations is to increase use of alternative energy such that at least 50 percent of shore-based energy requirements is produced from alternative sources. NAVSTA Newport received the SECNAV fiscal year 2007 Energy Award, Large Shore installation; SECNAV fiscal year 2009 Energy Achievement Platinum Level Award; and the SECNAV Energy and Water Management Platinum Level Recognition for its energy saving accomplishments during fiscal year 2011. “Looking forward, we expect to continue the trend through initiatives, such as automated metering and identifying heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that are performing poorly,” he said. Another NAVSTA facility where solar energy collectors are used include the Naval Undersea Warfare Center’s (NUWC) electronics sensor facility, building 119, at Stillwater Basin. Currently under construction, the new NUWC periscope facility will use solar technology. “Ney Hall galley was selected because it is a high water user,” said Reichert. “It needs lots of hot water for daily washing and food preparation.” The galley is one of the installation’s 12 top consumers of electricity according to data provided by National Grid’s online electricity usage profile. Reichert

By Bob Krekorian Naval Station Newport Public Affairs

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The use of solar energy collectors as a heat source to produce domestic hot water at Ney Hall galley and the new Nimitz Hall barracks are examples of Naval Station (NAVSTA) Newport’s aggressive energy conservation and management program that seeks to reduce annual utility costs while increasing use of alternative energy sources. Use of solar technology, and other cost and energy savings initiatives introduced over the last four years are expected to reduce the installation’s overall operating costs by 25 percent by the year 2025 and increase by 50 percent base-wide usage of alternative energy, such as wind and solar power by 2015. “Solar energy is a renewable energy source that can support the renewable goals of the Navy,” said John Reichert, manager, Installation Energy Program. Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, is helping the installation achieve its goal of increased use of alternative energy. “The galley’s solar hot water project represents one of the many viable renewable options we’re pursuing to leverage alternative energy sources towards meeting Secretary of the Navy [SECNAV] energy goals,” said Cmdr. Ryan Tibbetts, NAVSTA/ NAVFAC Public Works Officer. “NAVSTA has reduced overall energy consumption by 47 percent over the past 10 years through a number of initiatives,

U.S. Navy photo Solar energy collectors, installed atop Ney Hall galley at Naval Station Newport for the production of domestic hot water, are expected to help reduce annual utility costs through the use of alternative energy.

uses the data to identify the installation’s high energy consumers, electricity time of day usage and peak load periods. The solar panels at the galley use an individual, sealed evacuated tube technology that produces hotter water through flat plate glass tube collectors. Upon project completion, the solar panels will collect the heated water and transfer it to two 2,500 gallon insulated hot water storage tanks. “The galley experiences a peak electricity load during the lunch meal,” said Reichert. “During that time of the day, we can gain the most solar energy from the sun. After the lunch meal, there is still time to recharge and resupply the hot water system in the afternoon using the solar panels.” Renewable energy comes from sources which are continually replenished, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves and geothermal heat. “Our use of solar energy supports our goals to reduce our dependency on oil,” said Reichert. “Solar energy will reduce our need for electricity.” Solar panels at the new Nimitz Hall barracks use the flat plate collection system. A total of 70 plates will provide approximate-

ly 30 percent of the domestic hot water requirement for that building. “During the summer months the solar collectors will provide approximately 50 percent of the domestic hot water,” he said. “On average we have more than five hours of sun during the day. During the summer months, we have up to eight hours of sun daily. After both projects are completed, we will see immediate benefits and cost reductions.” According to Reichert, the 19.85 megawatts used by the installation during mid-day hours in the summer months is due in part to the use of air conditioners. “We are trying to reduce that to 17.5 megawatts by changing consumer habits,” he said. “We can avoid the peak use by turning things off when they are not being used, like lights, air conditioning, coffee pots and computer monitors. You can end up with quite a bit of savings.” Naval Undersea Warfare Center realized an eight percent drop in energy consumption over the previous year just by focusing on their energy culture. According to Reichert, other NAVSTA facilities where solar

hot water systems are being considered include the bachelor housing buildings on Coasters’ Harbor Island and the combat training pool. In 2010, NAVSTA Newport received a rebate of $606,856 from National Grid, the supplier of electricity and gas aboard NAVSTA Newport. The check represented rebates from energy conservation measures (ECM) installed by Honeywall Building Solutions, Clinton, Mass. The ECM, part of an energy savings performance contract, included: ■ A high efficiency central chiller plant on Coasters’ Harbor Island that provides chilled water for cooling to 10 buildings occupied by the Naval War College and the Surface Warfare Officers School. ■ Use of direct digital control systems inside various buildings throughout the installation that adjust heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment to save energy. ■ Upgrading lighting fixtures in 29 buildings by replacing outdated fixtures, installing motion sensors, and replacing less efficient bulbs and improving street lights controls on Coasters’ Harbor Island and Coddington Point. ■ Installation of a 225-KW back pressure turbine at the central steam plant located at Coddington Cove. The turbine will generate enough electricity to make the plant self-sustainable representing approximately $130,000 in savings annually. ■ Installation of demand control ventilation units to existing HVAC units in 11 building to improve the efficiency in meeting the needs of the occupants. Total energy cost savings for electricity and gas realized since the contracted improvements began amounted to $1.02 million. NAVSTA Newport spends approximately $12 million annually for electricity to operate the installation.

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Fun is back! Kids Fundango Festival ■ when and where March 23, at the (former) Ames Building, 2866 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach Spectrum Puppets and the City of Virginia Beach will bring puppetry, music, singing, dancing, acrobatics, crafts workshops and multi-cultural entertainment. For more info, visit www.kidsfundangofestival.com.

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GO DADDY-O! America’s favorite little big band to join Virginia Symphony Pops for pair of shows HAMPTON ROADS

When Big Bad Voodoo Daddy joins the Virginia Symphony Pops for two high voltage performances of their swingin’ hits, we dare you to sit still. Performances are March 22 at 8 p.m. at Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, and March 23 at 8 p.m. at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk. This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the group’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene that launched the new swing era in the 90s. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy casts a spell that teleports audiences on a rambunctious roller coaster ride filled with big horns, wild jungle-jazz rhythms, zoot suits and dancing flapper girls. Their originals rocketed the group into stardom when “You & Me and the Bottle Makes Three (Tonight)” and “Go Daddy-O” were featured in the 1996 indie film landmark “Swingers.” Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hit pop music superstardom with their appearance in front of millions during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl. Recently, they appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Today, the high-energy nine-piece ensemble continues the party and takes things to the next level with their latest release, “Rattle Them Bones.” As committed to the music as the swing-era lifestyle, the band is not only renowned for their impeccable performances, but their classic suit and

■ get into the swing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy first hit the main stream when two of their songs were featured in the 1996 film “Swingers.” They also performed during the halftime show of the 1999 Super Bowl.

fedora styling and gentlemanly demeanor. Benjamin Rous conducts the program that includes: “Calloway Boogie,” “Mr. Pinstripe Suit,” “Minnie the Moocher,” “Jumpin’ Jack,” and more.

Audience members are invited to come dressed in swing-era attire and enjoy preconcert musical performances by the Hampton Public Schools Jazz Band on Friday and the Norfolk Public Schools All City Jazz Band on Saturday. Lobby dancing is encouraged and dancers from Swing Virginia will be on-site for swing dance demonstrations before the concert. Tickets begin at $20. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase, call Symphony Patron Services at 8926366, or visit www.virginiasymphony.org. Under the leadership of Grammy-winning music director JoAnn Falletta, the Virginia Symphony is Southeastern Virginia’s preeminent professional symphony orchestra. Founded in 1920, it is ranked in the Top-10 percent of professional orchestras nationwide and serves the entire Southeastern Virginia region with classics, pops and family concert series in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Newport News and Williamsburg, as well as performances in outlying Virginia and North Carolina communities for more than 200,000 concert-goers every year. Additionally, the orchestra annually reaches 63,000 children, students and lifelong learners with its education and community programs. The Virginia Symphony has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and is the cornerstone of the Performing Arts in Southeastern Virginia.

Look to the sky at Mount Trashmore Star Party event VIRGINIA BEACH

Take your stargazing to Mount Trashmore Park. The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Planetarium along with local astronomy clubs are collaborating with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation to host the Mount Trashmore Star Party, March 22, at Mount Trashmore Park. The event begins when the sky gets dark and goes until 11 p.m. Come and observe night sky wonders through a variety of telescopes. Learn to identify constellations in the sky as they are pointed out by planetarium coordinator Chuck Dibbs and the Back Bay Amateur Astronomers. A tent to experience “ViewSpace” will also be set up. “ViewSpace” is an Internet-fed, self-updating, permanent exhibit from the Space Telescope Science Institute, home of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Learn more about “ViewSpace” at http://hubblesource.stsci.edu/exhibits/self-update/viewspace. Anyone wishing to set up a telescope can also do so. The goal is to share the beauty of the night sky with anyone wishing to learn about it. Event is dependent on clear skies. Also meet the Tidewater Alliance Star Wars Club – from a galaxy, far, far away, this fan force will be at the event in full costume. For more information about the Mount Trashmore Star Party, contact Anne Marie Studds at 385-0472, or www.VBgov.com/specialevents.

The Hampton History Museum seeks individuals and groups to present their history at the “Hunt for History,” at a two-day festival of children’s activities, music, community presentations, crafts, workshops and more, taking place from May 4 - 5. This year’s celebration coincides with the museum’s 10th Anniversary. The theme of this year’s event is “The History and Significance of Ft. Monroe.” Neighborhood groups, houses of worship, civic organizations and others are encouraged to participate by presenting history displays, demonstrations, performances and activities related not only to Fort Monroe, but to the area’s history in general. A registration form can be found on the museum’s website at www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org. Deadline for registration is April 5. The Hampton History Museum is striving to provide education and understanding of Hampton’s rich cultural history. Initiated in 2007, The Hunt for History has been working to encourage people in the local community to explore and share their own personal piece of Hampton history in order to broaden the telling of the city’s story. People and organizations are invited to bring photos, documents and objects to tell their story. These will be scanned or photographed and added to the museum’s community collection, a digital collection that captures Hampton’s life and culture beyond the scope of the museum’s permanent collection. For 2013, the Hampton History Museum kicks off several new aspects of the hunt. During the weekend, the museum will launch the first stage in its efforts to make items from its vast collection available to the public online, which includes items discovered at previous hunts. In addition, The Legacy Project, an effort to encourage the public to document community history and preserve the past, will also be unveiled at this year’s hunt. For more information, call 727-1610 or visit www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org, and like the museum on Facebook.

War Memorial honoring women in U.S. military Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught to present resolution proclaiming March is Women in Military Month in Virginia RICHMOND

Retired Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, U.S. Air Force, the first woman to deploy with an Air Force bomber unit and one of the first women to reach the rank of brigadier general will introduce the film “Women in the Military: Willing – Able – Essential” at a special showing and reception commemorating Women Veterans Month in Virginia, March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond. Sponsored by Woody Funeral Homes, this special event is free and the public is invited and encouraged to attend. A native of Pontiac, ■ history Mich., Vaught retired from maker the U.S. Air Force in 1985 after 28 years of active Retired Brig. Gen. duty. She is the recipient of Wilma L. Vaught, the Distinguished Service USAF was the Medal, Legion of Merit, first woman to Bronze Star and many deploy with an other military commendaAir Force bomber tions. She currently serves unit and one of as a member of the board the first women to of the Virginia War Memoreach the rank of rial and as president of the brigadier general. Women in Military Service to America Foundation. Vaught is featured in the film “Women in the Military,” which highlights the often untold story of the role of women who have served America from the Revolution to today. The film will be shown in the Memorial’s Paul and Phyllis Galanti Education Center, 621 South Belvidere St. Following the film and the presentation of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Certificate of Resolution of March as Women Veterans Month, there will be a reception and opportunity to speak with Vaught and other female military veterans. For more information about this special event, visit www.vawarmemorial.org, or call (804) 7862060.

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MilitaryTransition Job Fair ■ When: March 26, 5 to 9 p.m. ■ Where: Hilton Virginia Beach

Oceanfront, Salons B & C, 3001 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, call: 664-2535, or visit http://Events.HamptonRoadsChamber.com The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Virginia Advisory Council on Military Education, is hosting a military transition job fair. Attending a job fair is a proactive way of getting to know companies or industries you’re interested in and to make contacts. For transitioning military personnel, finding a job quickly becomes a top priority. Many companies prefer those with military experience who demonstrate teamwork and leadership skills. Attendees can expect to be interviewed by employers and recruiters. Armed Forces personnel, DoD civilians, retirees and military spouses should attend.

Celebrate Spring ■ When: March 22, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ■ Where: JEB Fort Story Library ■ For more information, call: 422-7527

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Easter Egg Hunt ■ When: March 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ■ Where: Fort Story Youth Center ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, call: 422-7714

Face painting, inflatables, photos with the Easter Bunny. Open to children of all ages.

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Chrysler Museum installs interactive Sketch Mirror at MacArthur Center NORFOLK

The Chrysler Museum of Art has installed one of its most popular works, Daniel Rozin’s Sketch Mirror, in MacArthur Center in Downtown Norfolk. This highly unusual location is part of the Roadshow during 2013 to take its works of art into the community while the Museum is closed for an expansion and renovation. MacArthur Center is located on Monticello Ave. and attracts millions of visitors a year. The Museum’s installation is located outside Nordstrom on the first floor of the mall. The plan is to keep the work on display throughout 2013. Rozin’s interactive artwork features you as the subject matter. As the viewer stands in front of the TV screen, the Sketch Mirror creates a computerized caricature of the most obvious features. The longer a person stands there, the more details it captures. If the subject moves, the artwork restarts its sketch. Mirror No.10, as the work is officially known, was among several of Rozin’s computerized “mirrors” in Contrast, one of the Chrysler’s most popular exhibitions of 2010 - 2011.

■ subject matter Daniel Rozin’s interactive artwork features you as the subject matter. As the viewer stands in front of the TV screen, the Sketch Mirror creates a computerized caricature of the most obvious features. The longer a person stands there, the more details it captures.

The Museum invites viewers to post their favorite photos of the Sketch Mirror installation on the Chrysler’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ ChryslerMuseum. Rozin was born in Israel in 1961 and works in NewYork, where he also serves as an associate professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His art includes interactive installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. In most of his pieces the viewer takes part, actively and creatively, in the performance of his art. Rozin’s work has been featured in muse-

ums and galleries around the world. To view more of his art, see www.smoothware.com/danny. The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums with a world-class collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America, and a new Glass Studio. The Museum campus is located at 245 West Olney Rd. in Norfolk. The Chrysler Museum is closed during 2013 for a major expansion, but the Museum has organized off-site exhibitions throughout the region. The Chrysler Museum Glass Studio and its two historic houses are open. The Glass Studio, located at 745 Duke St., Norfolk is open Wednesday to Sunday with free glass demonstrations at Noon. The Willoughby-Baylor House, 601 E. Freemason St. and the Moses Myers House, 323 E. Freemason St., Norfolk are open Wednesday through Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free at these venues. To learn more about the Chrysler Museum Roadshow exhibitions and regional events, visit chrysler.org, or call 664-6200.

Washington, D.C.Trip ■ When: March 23 ■ Where: Naval Station Norfolk ■ Cost: E-1 to E-3: $23; E-4 to E-6:

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$30; Civilian guest: $38 ■ For more information, call: 444-4033 Depart at 4:30 a.m. Estimated arrival time is 9 a.m. Cost includes transportation and tour ticket.

Liberty’s Ultimate Basketball Challenge ■ When: March 24, 2 to 5 p.m. ■ Where: Naval Station Norfolk, Q-80 gym ■ For more information, call: 445-0301 or 444-1216

Free throw, three-point, speed drills, team shooting and 5-on-5 games. Prizes will be awarded.

Promoting Responsive Relationships ■ When: April 9 - 10, 8:30 to 4 p.m. (registration/ breakfast 8 to 8:30 a.m.) ■ Where: Brashear Conference Center, JEB Little Creek ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: Shayla Thompson at (202) 638-0851, or sthompson@zerotothree.org

ZERO TO THREE will host a special training: Promoting Responsive Relationships: Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN), which provides the knowledge, skills and strategies to providers working with infants, toddlers and families to partner with parents in order to help prevent child maltreatment. PCAN curriculum includes the training manual, PowerPoint slides, videos and reproducible handouts. Breakfast, lunch and breaks will be provided. All participants are required to attend both days of training. Register early, seats are limited.

Norfolk Submarine Ball planning committee hosting a national anthem singing contest ■ star spangled search The winner of the contest will be singing the national anthem before an audience of 1,200 attendees at the NORFOLK The Norfolk Submarine Ball Planning Committee is 113th Submarine Birthday Ball, April 13. taking a different approach to this year’s annual Submarine Ball by searching for a unique and unforgettable voice to sing the national anthem at the celebration, April 13. employees of Newport News Shipyard from the age of 18 With the 113th Submarine Birthday Ball less than two or older, it should also peak interest in a long-standing and months away, the planning committee will hold a contest to wonderful tradition from an otherwise distant audience. track down the best singer to perform the national anthem The winner of the contest will be singing before an audiduring the Ball at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. ence of 1,200 attendees, an opportunity that Watts hopes will Renee Watts, Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Om- attract a large number of contestants. budsman feels this is an excellent way to ensure the national “This is a chance for singers in the area to show off their anthem is performed properly and delivered with the pride and talent for a large audience,” said Watts. “Their efforts will be professionalism the Sailors of the Submarine Force deserve. greatly appreciated and we welcome them all.” “The Sailors of the submarine force perform one of the The person selected with the winning voice will receive a hardest and most demanding jobs in the Navy, and they do it complimentary ticket for two to attend the Ball, as well as a all because they love this country,” said Watts. “On this night one-night stay at the hotel during the night of the event. Those interested in lending their voice, must record a video when the national anthem is sung, we honor the Submarine Force of the past and present, and this is not only a way to singing any song and upload it to the 2013 Norfolk Submarine guarantee it will be a great performance, but it also gives those Ball Sing-Off Facebook page. Or interested singers can submit who support our Sailors a chance to be personally involved.” a video to the committee’s electronic address, 2013norfolkWatts added that because the contest is open to all active submarineball@gmail.com. The best of the submissions will duty military, retirees, dependants, Navy civilians and the then compete in a live audition on March 30. By MCC (SW/AW) John Osborne

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Christopher Newport University to present ‘Tribute to Wounded Warriors’ special concert NEWPORT NEWS

Admirals Fundraiser Night Out ■ When: March 29, 7:30 p.m. ■ Where: Norfolk Scope ■ For more information, contact:

Kathy Nelson at 322-1173, or kathy.nelson@nmcrs.org, or Charlie Colon at 640-1212, ext. 23, or charlie@norfolkadmirals.com Support your Sailors and Marines as the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society hosts an Admirals Fundraiser Night Out when the Norfolk Admirals face the Syracuse Crunch. Red Level tickets cost $11 and can be purchased online at www.norfolkadmirals.com/groups (enter code NMCRS13). Online ordering will close at Midnight on March 28.

Christopher Newport University’s chapter of the national music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band, and members of the CNU Wind Ensemble will present “A Tribute to Wounded Warriors” on March 24 at 3 p.m. in the Ferguson Center Concert Hall. This special concert of stirring band music is free to the public and honors the Virginia Wounded Warrior program. The concert hits home with many of

the University’s musicians. CNU music graduate and fraternity brother Matthew Kroon, currently serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan, wrote, “The brothers there are now accomplishing events that could only be ideas when I was there and it does nothing short of bring a smile to my face. Please let them

know that regardless of if they need my help or not they have touched an alumni’s heart and made me proud to not only have been able to attend CNU, but also to be able to tell others that I am a brother with such great individuals.” Free general admission tickets are available at the Ferguson Center Ticket Office. Tickets cannot be reserved online or by phone. Limit four tickets per person. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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When the White House (Secret Service Code: “Olympus”) is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the president is kidnapped, disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) finds himself trapped within the building. As our national security team scrambles to respond, they are forced to rely on Banning’s inside knowledge to help retake the White House, save the president and avert an even bigger disaster. Also stars Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Ashley Judd and Rick Yune.

Admission Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia (Tina Fey) is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, John (Paul Rudd). John has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted, but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life, and romance she never dreamed of having.

The Croods A prehistoric family are forced to flee their cave after it’s de-

Left broke and alone on campus as their classmates head to Florida for some fun in the sun, coeds Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) steal a car, rob a local diner with plastic guns and head South with their devoutly religious girlfriend Faith (Selena Gomez) in tow. But when the girls are thrown in jail following a police raid on a beachfront apartment, it looks like the party is over until wild-eyed drug dealer Alien (James Franco) inexplicably posts their bail. Sensing danger, Faith boards a bus bound for school as her three friends fall into a dangerous cycle of drugs and debauchery. Later, a scary run-in with Alien’s bitter rival prompts yet another of the girls to stroyed by a disaster that threatens to change their lives forever hightail it back to campus, leaving the remaining two to embrace in this animated adventure featuring the voices of Nicolas Cage their dangerous new lifestyle with reckless abandon. and Emma Stone. As a protective caveman father (Cage) leads his family out of harm’s way, the clan crosses paths with a resourceful teen named Guy (Ryan Reynolds), who offers to help them reach a distant land where they’ll be safe from an impending catastrophe The head of the Goldmoon crime syndicate is dead, leaving his that will soon alter the entire world. top two lieutenants. Seizing the opportunity, the police launch an operation called “New World,” with the perfect weapon. The boss’ right-hand man, Ja-sung (Lee Jung-jae, “The Thieves”), has been Two Soldiers (Austin Stowell and Liam Hemsworth) slip away a deep-cover operative for eight years, closely watched by handler from the war in Vietnam and find themselves swept up in the anti- Police chief Kang (Choi Min-sik, “Oldboy”). With a baby on the war movement back home in the U.S. while wrestling with issues way, and living in mortal fear of being exposed as a mole, Ja-sung of love and commitment. is torn between his duty and honor as a cop and the fiercely loyal gang members who will follow him to Hell and back.

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ST-PIERRE CONTINUES TO REWRITE UFC RECORD BOOK By Michael DiSanto UFC.com

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Georges St-Pierre continues making history with each fight. His win over Nick Diaz at UFC 158 on March 16 tied the long-standing welterweight champion with Matt Hughes for the most wins in UFC history (18). He also became the most decorated welterweight champion in UFC history, with eight total defenses of the welterweight championship. His eight consecutive defenses of a UFC title are second only to middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Oh yes, he also now has 11 wins by judges’ decision, which is yet another UFC record. Yet, there is something about his current standing that makes me hesitate when thinking about a super fight between him and poundfor-pound kingpin Silva. Does anyone actually think that St-Pierre has any shot at beating Silva? I certainly don’t. I think the Canadian would get knocked out if he made the mistake of moving North to try and solidify his standing in the mythical pound-for-pound rankings. Don’t misinterpret those words. St-Pierre is the single greatest welterweight to ever step inside the Octagon – bar none. Why does he need to move North? He isn’t a particularly large welterweight. And he still has plenty of legitimate welterweight challenges ahead of him, namely Johny Hendricks and Jake Ellenberger. I just don’t see what he would gain by moving up to fight Silva, except for a severe headache for a few days. ■ Wolf tickets? Have I mentioned how much I love to listen to a Diaz interview? His stream-of-consciousness approach to the media is a refreshing change from the predetermined, hollow answers offered up by most professional athletes. And his commitment to his own version of reality is unyielding, unlike fictional, WWE-style trash talkers who just want attention. Diaz keeps it real all day, every day, regardless of the audience or their openness to what he has to say. Everyone should respect that. This week, Diaz offered up an interesting perspective on GSP, claiming that the champion was “selling wolf tickets” with his claimed commitment to handing Diaz the worst beat down in the history of the sport. You know what? Diaz was correct. St-Pierre was selling wolf tickets. He is always selling wolf tickets when he talks about destroying an opponent. That is OK because mixed martial arts is a sport, not a street fight. St-Pierre is close to the perfect fighter. Not

Courtesy photo Former UFC fighters Andrei Arlovski (left) and Anthony Johnson are scheduled to face each other at World Series of Fighting 2 on March 23.

mmaschedule BELLATOR 93 March 21, 10 p.m., Spike Featured bouts: Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen Ryan Martinez vs. Travis Wiuff Eric Prindle vs. Brett Rogers Marcus Davis vs. Waachiim Spiritwolf

Courtesy photo UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (left) notched his 18th career UFC victory with a unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz at UFC 158 on March 16. St-Pierre is now tied with Matt Hughes for the most wins in UFC history.

because he has the perfect skill set. Because he perfectly utilizes the skills that he possesses. He fights with equal commitment to offensive control and defensive focus. His goal is to hit, but not get hit. He wants to control, without risking getting controlled. As a result, he owns several UFC records. I know. I know. GSP isn’t the flashiest fighter to watch. He isn’t going to keep you at the edge of your seat because of the imminent threat of explosive violence, like Silva. But that doesn’t make him any less effective at his craft. And he certainly is no less dominant, albeit in a different way. Sure, St-Pierre is selling wolf tickets. I’m not eating them up, either. I know what time it is when GSP fights. A UFC record 11 wins by judges’ decision, including five straight, tells you all you need to know. GSP is a sportsman who is committed to completely shutting down an opponent with technical brilliance, and he does that as well as anyone who has ever competed in the sport. ■ Diaz retiring? Really? Nick, are you serious? I acknowledge that GSP beat him more convincingly than any of Diaz’s recent opponents. But retirement? That seems a bit extreme to me. Diaz remains one of the best fighters in the world, pound for pound. Losing to GSP doesn’t

change that, particularly the way that he lost. Let’s be honest for a moment. GSP beat him. But he didn’t beat him up. GSP suffered more physical damage than Diaz did. He absolutely deserved a 50-45 win. No doubt about it. There is also no debating the fact that Diaz did as well against GSP as any opponent since Matt Serra. Keep fighting, Nick. You love to hate mixed martial arts. And many fans love to hate you. Whatever the case, this is your calling. ■ ‘Big Rigg’ has to be next Hendricks put it on Carlos Condit and he did it with what appeared to be a broken left hand. Hendricks is now 15-1, with six straight wins in the UFC. He is the clear No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. Scoring a solid win over Condit erases any doubt as to who should be next in line for the champion. ■ Oh my goodness Nate Marquardt got blasted by Jake Ellenberger, who scored the single-most impressive win anyone has ever delivered over “Nate the Great.” It suggests that Ellenberger is title ready. In fact, I’ll write for certain that he is title ready. The only problem with him getting the next shot is Hendricks. I’m not sure I’d favor anyone in the UFC over Ellenberger, except for guys who can put him on his back and are fully committed to doing so from Jump Street.

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 2 March 23, 9:30 p.m., NBC Sports Featured bouts: Andrei Arlovski vs. Anthony Johnson Marlon Moraes vs. Tyson Nam Josh Burkman vs. Aaron Simpson Dave Branch vs. Paulo Filho Gesias Cavalcante vs. Justin Gaethje BELLATOR 94 March 28, 10 p.m., Spike Featured bouts: Saad Awad vs. David Rickels Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats Trey Houston vs. Luis Melo BELLATOR 95 April 4, 10 p.m., Spike Featured bouts: Pat Curran vs. S. Shamhalaev Brett Cooper vs. Doug Marshall M. Khasbulaev vs. Mike Richman Rick Hawn vs. Karo Parisyan UFC ON FUEL TV 9 April 6, Fuel TV Featured bouts: Alex Gustafsson vs. Gegard Mousasi Ryan Couture vs. Ross Pearson Philip De Fries vs. Matt Mitrione Mike Easton vs. Brad Pickett Diego Brandao vs. Pablo Garza Akira Corassani vs. Robert Peralta ■ All cards are subject to change.

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Ryan Newman may not have been the only person who walked into Bristol Motor Speedway last Friday wearing a pair of well-worn work boots with tiny traces of cow manure on the sides, but he surely was the only Sprint Cup driver dressed that way. And it wasn’t just for show. Newman likely puts in as many hours on one of his tractors each week as he does behind the wheel of the cars that he’s driven to 16 Sprint Cup victories and 40 poles. He has a 200-acre farm North of Charlotte, N.C. It previously was a dairy farm and Newman’s spent the last several years improving the property. He’s brought in old barns from the Midwest, put up pasture fences, planted crops and is now building up a herd of registered Black Angus cattle. Newman, 35, fits in just as well on the local farm scene as he does at the race track, where he drives the No. 39 Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing. Like other cattlemen, he likes to drop by the local auction barn occasionally and watch the calves sell. “It’s fun,” he said. “Back when there was a surplus, you could get baby calves for a dollar. One of the guys that works with me bought one for a dollar and turned it into $961 in a matter of a year. That’s way better than money in the bank.” Before he came to Bristol for the Food City 500, where he finished

seventh after starting 31st, Newman worked on his latest farm project – re-erecting two old barns. “They’re from Ohio,” he said. “One’s 84 by 40 [feet]. The other is 40 by 91. We’re going to ‘T’ them together and put a breezeway between them.” They’ll join other old barns that now house hay and equipment, including several beautifully restored antique tractors – Farmalls, Olivers and Minneapolis-Molines – that Newman puts to work each summer in the hay fields. His cow herd is up to 18 and growing. “We’ve had four calves so far this year, and thankfully they’ve all been heifers, so they’ll contribute to growing the herd,” he said. He also has five buffalo, a small flock of chickens and a 150-by-40foot garden. “Right now, it’s just a hobby,” he said. “It puts food on the table and there will be a little income once the herd gets big enough.” But mostly, the farm is a way for Newman to have fun. “I enjoy it,” he said, adding that his farm chores help keep him in shape for his weekend job at the race track. “It’s good work, but it also is a good workout.” He said spending time on a tractor can give him a way to ride out the frustrations of a bad day at the races, but that’s not why he farms. “I don’t do it for that purpose, but naturally that’s what I like, so it does help to do that,” he said. “It’s not my

therapy, even though indirectly it is therapy.” And like farmers everywhere, Newman gets great satisfaction from seeing a love of farming and an appreciation of the outdoors passed down from one generation to the next. As a young boy growing up in Indiana, his daily routine included looking after the family’s small beef herd and picking apples. Now there’s another generation of Newmans out there getting mud – and other stuff – on their boots. “My oldest daughter [Brooklyn] is two and a half and she likes to go feed apples to the cows,” he said. “That makes it more fun for me too.”

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WWE Superstar Kane will be appearing on WWEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SmackDown â&#x20AC;&#x153;Road to WrestleManiaâ&#x20AC;? live event at Norfolk Scope, March 23. The show will feature World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio taking on The Big Show in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Last Man Standing Match.â&#x20AC;? Other Superstars will include: Mark Henry, Wade Barrett, R-Truth, Jack Swagger, Cody Rhodes, Damien Sandow, Sin Cara, Layla, The Great Khali and many more. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Kane about his career and his life â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in and out of the mask â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and his predictions for the upcoming WrestleMania 29 event. Jonathan McLarty: You grew up in an Air Force family, so you are no stranger to the military lifestyle. Can you tell us about the last time you were in this area? Kane: I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard being away from home â&#x20AC;&#x201C; away from your families. Tribute to the Troops was at the Scope (last December) and we did a lot of meet and greets. It was great to meet the guys and girls. They were extremely hospitable and showed us a great time. I think it was a good time had by all. JM: With the unfortunate passing of Paul Bearer, would you like to share how he impacted your career? K: He was an integral part of my early years as Kane. Without Paul Bearer, there wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have been a Kane, because he was such an important part of that story. Also, we traveled together for a few years, so it was a loss on a personal level for me as well. He came back and managed me in 2010 when I was World Champion, which was really cool â&#x20AC;&#x201C; again against The Undertaker. Just like everyone else, I was a big fan of Paul Bearer and Percy Pringle, and all of the other names that he went by. It was a tough loss for everybody. We went to the viewing and what was really amazing was there were ďŹ&#x201A;owers there from all over the country â&#x20AC;&#x201C; really, all over the

world. It was nice to see an outpouring of affection from fans all over the place. JM: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been in the WWE for nearly 18 years now. What do you attribute to your longevity? K: Well, I work hard and I show up. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been very fortunate that I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t gotten injured a bunch. I try to take care of myself. I think, too, my size gives me an advantage in some ways. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not always the guy getting knocked down a whole lot. My body probably hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been punished as much as the other guys have been. I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because I show up everyday and I try to do my best â&#x20AC;&#x201C; give everything I have. JM: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worn a mask as Kane, and also without it. Which is more comfortable for you? K: At various times, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve favored either one. There are advantages to each. With the mask, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more mystery â&#x20AC;Ś more mystique. The problem with the mask is that people canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see your face, which in some ways is pretty cool because they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really tell what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re thinking and you have to use more body language â&#x20AC;Ś When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re able to express emotion with your face, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more clear. From an entertainment and showbiz standpoint, the mask certainly adds a different element to Kane. JM: Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently one half of the WWE Tag-Team Champions and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had various tag-team partners throughout the years. How would you compare your current partner (Daniel Bryan) to other partners in your past? K: Well, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s different â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for sure. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cool about Daniel Bryan is that I have now been able to do something that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve never been able to do before. Kane has always been sort of a dark character. With Daniel Bryan, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been able to add a lot more lightheartedness, some humor and a lot of comedy. It works even better because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s such a contrast from what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve normally done in the past. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s completely different than any tag-team partner Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever had. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pain â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a monumental pain to get along with. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like the odd couple, and somehow, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve become the voice of sanity. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happened â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll do that to you.

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Answer ‘wake-up call’ by taking the Diabetes Alert Day risk test Americans are urged to take the Diabetes Risk Test on American Diabetes Association Alert Day, March 26. The 25th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, a one-day “wake-up call” asking the American public to take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 26 million Americans, including 175,000 people living in Hampton Roads. A quarter of those affected by diabetes – 53,000 in Hampton Roads – are not aware that they have the disease. Recent estimates project that as many as one in three American adults will have diabetes in 2050 unless we take the steps to stop diabetes. An additional 79 million, or one in three American adults, have prediabetes, which means that their blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes. Early intervention via lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and increased physical activity can help delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Diagnosis often comes seven to 10 years after the onset of the disease, after disabling and even deadly complications have had time to develop. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications, such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death. “Studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by losing just seven percent of body weight – such as 15 pounds if you weigh 200 – through regular physical activity (30 minutes a day, five days a week) and healthy eating,” said Dr. Joseph Aloi, Clinical Director at EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center. “The American Diabetes Association hopes that this Alert Day will encourage people to take the Diabetes Risk Test and share it with their loved ones. By understanding your risk, you can take the necessary steps to help prevent the

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■ diabetes risk factors The primary risk factors for type 2 diabetes are being overweight, sedentary, over the age of 45 and having a family history of diabetes. African-Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk for developing the disease.

onset of type 2 diabetes.” To help people better recognize their own risk for type 2 diabetes, the American Diabetes Association provides the Diabetes Risk Test, asking users to answer simple questions about weight, age, family history and other potential risks for prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes. Preventative tips are provided for everyone who takes the test, including encouraging those at high risk to talk with their healthcare provider. You can be part of the movement to stop diabetes and get your free Diabetes Risk Test by visiting www.diabetes.org/risktest. In honor of the American Diabetes Association’s Alert Day the Association will be hosting Diabetes Awareness programs throughout the community. Eastern Virginia Medical School and Bon Secours Hampton

Roads Health System will be hosting free diabetes screenings open to the public from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Mount Trashmore YMCA located at 4441 South Boulevard in Virginia Beach and at the Suffolk Family YMCA from 2 to 7 p.m. at 2769 Godwin Blvd. in Suffolk. Eastern Virginia Medical School will be providing free A1C, blood glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure tests. Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System will be present providing BMI tests along with providing information on diabetes care. The American Diabetes Association will be present handing out healthy living information along with diabetes resources available through the Association. To get a complete list of Diabetes Alert Day activities in Hampton Roads, visit www.diabetes.org/hamptonroadsalertday.

More than 130 people have been recruited for a free four-month pilot high blood pressure program in Hampton Roads using a free online program called Heart 360. Participants will learn how to lower and maintain healthy blood pressure levels by tracking their results using this free online tracking tool and with the help of a health mentor. There are approximately 76 million, or one in three, Americans with high blood pressure. African-Americans have the highest rates of hypertension in the world and millions are unaware of the problem. According to the Virginia Department of Health, 26 percent of adults in Virginia reported having high blood pressure in 2009, and that rate has been increasing. The American Heart Association (AHA) has launched the High Blood Pressure Program in an effort to eliminate high blood pressure in all populations and as a health disparity among AfricanAmericans. Through this high blood pressure initiative, the partnering organizations will conduct pre-and post-blood pressure screenings. The AHA and Bon Secours Virginia Health System have recruited and trained more than 30 volunteers in Hampton Roads to serve as Volunteer Health Mentors (coaches). The participants will be assigned a health mentor and receive the tools and resources through the Heart 360 program to help lower their blood pressure over a four month period. Health Mentors will communicate with participants weekly to help them achieve their blood pressure goals. There will be ongoing follow-up through phone calls, text, email or face-to-face meetings. For more information about the High Blood Pressure Program, contact Dionne Wheeler at (804) 965-6578, or Dionne.Wheeler@heart.org. For more information about the High Blood Pressure program, visit www.heart360.org.

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