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Chiefs create buzz with volunteer project By MC3 Class Milham Navy Public Affairs Support Element East NORFOLK

Chiefs might often find themselves in sticky situations, yet not many involve removing a beehive from a building more than 50 years old. Chief Fire Controlman Jeff Haas and Chief Fire Controlman Jason Mosher conducted a community relations project to remove and relocate a beehive from Haygood United Methodist Church on April 11. “We go abroad and do humanitarian projects, but to come back here and help out a local community is great too,” Haas said. “Also bringing awareness about bees and how to handle them makes this project closer to what I already do in my spare time.” Haas, from Afloat Training Group Norfolk, and Mosher, from Center for Surface Combat Systems Unit Dam Neck, both have prior experiences handling or tending to bees. This proved to be essential in properly dissecting the MC3 Jacob Milham beehive and moving the bees

Chief Fire Controlman Jason Mosher secures hive pieces to an artificial hive frame on the Haygood United Methodist Church roof as part of a community relations project. The project led to both the conservation of the beehive while ensuring safety of church patrons.

CNO and MCPON visit USS Harry S. Truman

Eisenhower Strike Group sustaining readiness if called upon From USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs ATLANTIC OCEAN

Approximately 6,000 Sailors from the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are conducting a sustainment exercise (SUSTEX) to maintain their readiness and capability to deploy anywhere in the world on short notice should the need arise.

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By MC3 K. R. Jackson-Smith USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs

MC3 Anderson W. Branch An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 105 prepares to make an arrested landing on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Prohibition goes into effect May 14 until final determination is made to protect safety and welfare

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equipment. The prohibition applies to Sailors, Marines, Military Sealift Command civilians and any personnel working on or visiting those units. The Fleet commanders implemented this policy to protect the safety and welfare of Sailors and to protect the ships, submarines, aircraft and equipment. The prohibition will be effective 30 days from the release of the policy, May 14, and will remain in effect until a final determination can be made following a thorough analysis. This new policy is in response to continued reports of explosions of

MAINTENANCE CREW ENSURES ALIGNMENT “Vampire” team works at night to allow ships to cool and settle to normalcy, so that combat and navigation systems can be tested.

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ENDS due to the overheating of lithium-ion batteries. Multiple Sailors have suffered serious injuries from these devices, to include first- and second-degree burns and facial disfigurement. In these cases, injuries resulted from battery explosions during ENDS use, charging, replacement, or inadvertent contact with a metal object while transporting. Deployed units may request extensions on device removal until their next port visit. Supervisors should ensure that removable lithium-ion bat-

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Steven Giordano visited aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) April 13. During their time aboard Truman, the Navy’s top-tier leadership received a tour of the ship from Truman Commanding Officer Capt. Ryan B. Scholl and Truman Project leaders NNSY Commanding Officer Capt. Scott Brown and Truman Project Superintendent Mike Jennings, to see the progress being made during the yard period firsthand. “MCPON and I had the opportunity to see the hard work and diligence of Truman’s Sailors and the cooperative effort of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard workers,”

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Navy holds focus group to update LiveSafe application By MC2 Michael Fiorillo U.S. Fleet Forces Command Public Affairs NORFOLK

U.S. Fleet Forces Command began the second phase of a six-month pilot program with focus groups held on April 11 and 12 to discuss new updates to the LiveSafe smartphone application and usefulness to the fleet. During the discussions, Sailors spoke to LiveSafe representative Wes Blackwell about their experiences using the application and ways to improve the application. A notable update to the program is the ability to call one of the local taxi services that have been properly vetted to drive on base for more convenient pick-up and drop-off for the Sailor. “In today’s world everyone is try-

MC2 Stacy M. Atkins Ricks Master-at-Arms Seaman Trevor Miller, assigned to Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana Security Forces, browses the LiveSafe smartphone application on his cellphone during a pilot program focus group held to discuss the app’s development.

ing to be anonymous and this app is a great way to do that,” Yeoman 1st Class Brendan Little said. “The best part is that Sailors can help prevent destructive behavior without confron-

tation.” The application will provide region-specific maps displaying locations and hours for emergency services, Fleet and Family Support Centers, sexual assault response coordinators, medical services, victim legal counsel, chaplains, Naval Criminal Investigation Services, legal services, housing offices and off-limits locations. The app will also feature links to simplified program information associated with a variety of Navy programs to include sexual assault prevention and response, family advocacy, suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse prevention, and the latest updates and policy changes for each of the programs. Content will be available even when Wi-Fi or cell phone signal is not.

“The technology can help with prevention and bystander intervention efforts and provide Sailors with a voice,” U.S. Fleet Forces sexual assault prevention and response officer Capt. Charles Marks said. “We are looking to make the application more useful in the Sailor’s day-to-day life and more useful during an emergency.” Once downloaded, users will have access to local and base emergency services and a special “Walksafe” feature allowing Sailors to temporarily share their GPS location with someone of their choosing. As they travel, the Sailors will be able to communicate with their chosen person through phone conversation or silently, depending on the circumstances. Once the Sailor has arrived at their destination and is free of possible dangers,

the GPS tracking can be disabled. All Sailors in Hampton Roads and Naval Station Rota are encouraged to download the app, use it, and provide feedback during periodic focus group meetings regarding the app’s use and ability. Sailor feedback will be a crucial part of the pilot program to ensure the Navy knows the shortfalls and issues with the program prior to its Navywide launch. The app, developed by LiveSafe with the Navy, is now available for free in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store. Download at https://itunes. apple.com/us/app/livesafe/ id653666211?mt=8 For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/clf/.

IW leaders visit IWTC Virginia Beach

Director of National Maritime IntelligenceIntegration Office and Commander of Office of Naval Intelligence Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, right, poses with Intelligence Specialist 1st Class Eric Smith, a graduate of the intelligence specialist “A” school at IWTC Virginia Beach.

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Two information warfare (IW) flag officers visited Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) Virginia Beach, April 7. Deputy Director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, spoke with students from the Information Professional Basic Course (IPBC), Information Warfare Officer Mid-career Department Head Course (IWOMDHC) and Information Warfare Basic Course (IWBC), as well as IWTC Virginia Beach’s Information Professional (IP) instructor cadre. Barrett discussed where the IW community is headed and how to contribute to the community’s combined efforts. “You have to know the business of our business, and that is fleet operations,” Barrett said. “It’s our job to understand how our adversary thinks and to build our force for 10 years from now. Innovation is key.” Director of National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office and Commander of Office of Naval Intelligence

Photos by IT2 Edward Szwarc Deputy Director of current operations at U.S. Cyber Command Rear Adm. Danelle Barrett, right, shakes hands with Lt. j.g. Gina Grabowski, a student at Information Warfare Training Command Virginia Beach, during a visit to the command.

Rear Adm. Robert Sharp, served as the guest speaker for a combined Naval Intelligence Officer Basic Course (NIOBC) and intelligence specialist “A” school graduation. “[Your instructors] have given you everything you need to be successful in the fleet, but you must continue growing, learning,” Sharp said. “Intelligence is an operation. It is our job to have an advantage over our adversary. Blaze your own trail. Go

where you are needed and do well.” Sharp also talked with the IWOMDHC, as well as at a town hall for IWBC, where spoke about community changes and growth and answer questions. “How we operate together, be excited about it,” Sharp said, encouraging students to discover even better ways to synchronize the various elements of IW together. “It’s what the nation needs us to be.”

Both admirals stressed the importance of mentorship, accountability and leadership. “We are grateful to be able to host Admirals Sharp and Barrett, to share their perspectives with our students and staff,” IWTC Virginia Beach Commanding Officer Cmdr. Andrew Boyden said. “Senior IW leader engagement remains a critical piece of our mission.” IWTC Virginia Beach currently offers 69 courses of

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instruction in information technology, cryptology and intelligence with an instructor and support staff of 290 military, civilian and contract members who train more than 6,000 students every year at five training sites in the Hampton Roads area. It is one of four school houses for Center for Information Warfare Training and also oversees four learning sites at Jacksonville, Florida; Mayport, Florida; Kings Bay, Georgia and Groton, Connecticut to continue aligning IW community training.

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NEWS FROM NAS OCEANA NAS Oceana, VBCPS, Lynnhaven Mall honor military children at annual ‘The Art of the Military Child’ exhibit By MC2 Jacob S. Richardson NAS Oceana Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH

Photos by MC2 Jacob S. Richardson A Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student’s artwork is featured at the Lynnhaven Mall for the 5th annual “The Art of Being a Military Child” art exhibit. The display showcases students’ artistic interpretations of what it means to be a military dependent, including deployments, transitions, patriotism, family and school.

Naval Air Station Oceana Commanding Officer Capt. Richard Meadows speaks at the 5th annual “The Art of Being a Military Child” recognition ceremony at the Lynnhaven Mall. The ceremony highlights the contributions and sacrifices that nearly 2 million military children make each year.

The 5th annual “The Art of Being a Military Child” recognition ceremony held at the Lynnhaven Mall, April 5. Throughout April, the Month of the Military Child, Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) student artwork is featured at the Lynnhaven Mall. “The Art of Being a Military Child” exhibit showcases students’ artistic interpretations of what it means to be a military dependent, including deployments, transitions, patriotism, family and school. It is the culmination of a contest open to all VBCPS students. The Month of the Military Child was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately 1.7 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18-years-old; 1.3 million military children are schoolaged. Care of military children sustains our fighting force, and strengthens the health, security, and safety of our nation’s families and communities. “This exhibit provides an important opportunity to not only recognize but honor the joys and challenges that military children face every single day, both within our school system and our community,” VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence said. “Every one of the more than 700 pieces of art you see on display here today provides a glimpse into the thoughts and experiences of these children that live right here and whom we proudly support.” The exhibit opened with a reception in the Lynnhaven Mall’s center court, with entertainment by U.S. Fleet Forces Band. VBCPS Superintendent Aaron Spence, Naval Air Station Oceana’s

Commanding Officer Richard Meadows, senior leaders from each branch of military service and other dignitaries were present to recognize contest participants and award winners during the ceremony. “Currently there are nearly 1.7 million military-connected children in our country, with approximately 20,000 of them attending VBCPS,” Meadows said. “It is important that military children, no matter where they live, receive a quality education; I would like to recognize Dr. Spence and his education team for developing a positive educational environment for our future leaders, and for supporting the successful transition of our military children when they relocate due to their parents’ military missions. The school division hosts the contest and annual art show in partnership with Lynnhaven Mall and military school liaison officers at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story and Naval Air Station Oceana-Dam Neck Annex. Students’ artwork also becomes eligible for submission to the Military Child Education Coalition’s (MCEC) “Call for the Arts” program. The national organization features artwork by militaryconnected children in its publications, website and at events. The MCEC 2016 calendar features artwork by 26 VBCPS students showcased in last year’s “The Art of Being a Military Child” exhibit. “No one pays a higher price for our freedom than members of our nation’s military,” Meadows said. “Sharing in that sacrifice is our military families … our military children are resilient and display tremendous courage knowing that their mother or father is forward deployed, protecting the freedoms that we cherish so dearly.”

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MC2 Ridge Leoni The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) underway on its own power for the first time.

First tests at sea PCU Gerald R. Ford underway for builder’s sea trials From Naval Sea Systems Command Public Affairs WASHINGTON

The aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway for its first set of sea trials, known as builder’s sea trials (BST). Builder’s sea trials provide MCC Christopher Delano an opportunity to test systems, components and compartments at sea for the Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) man the rails as the ship departs Huntington first time. Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding for builder’s sea trials. Over the next several days, CVN 78

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PCU Gerald R. Ford provides MEDEVAC support during sea trials As the closest responder, Ford’s embarked MH-60S evacuated a Sailor from USS Oak Hill to Navy Medical Center Portsmouth From Naval Air Force Atlantic ATLANTIC OCEAN

The Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducted a medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) April 11 to assist a Sailor from dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) who required urgent medical attention. The Sailor is currently listed in stable condition and is being treated at Navy Medical Center Portsmouth. At approximately 11:30 a.m. EST, Ford received a request from Oak Hill for a medical consultation with Capt. Kimberly Toone, Ford’s senior medical ofďŹ cer. Following a review of the patient’s status and consultation with leadership from multiple commands, the decision was made to evacuate the Sailor from Oak Hill to NMCP. Ford was conducting builder’s sea trials and was the closest available responder. An embarked MH-60S helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22 provided patient transportation. The four-man crew consisted of pilots Lt. Dallas Rhodes, Lt. j.g. Matthew Grinsteinner, crew chief Aviation Warfare Specialist 2nd Class Justin Boyle and rescue swimmer Aviation Warfare Special-

MC3 Sean Elliott Naval Air Crewman 3rd Class Eliseo Martinez, assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 22, walks toward an MH-60S Sea Hawk aboard Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) is underway on its own power for the ďŹ rst time. The ďŹ rst-of-class ship—the ďŹ rst new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years—will spend several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies.

ist 3rd Class Justin McCrary. Following the successful transportation, Ford’s Commanding OfďŹ cer Capt. Richard McCormack, addressed the crew and expressed his pride in Ford Sailors and the embarked squadron for their exibility, mission readiness, and eagerness to help a Shipmate in need.

“We got the word, coordinated the necessary permissions and were off-deck shortly thereafter,â€? Ford’s combat direction center ofďŹ cer Cmdr. Jody Smotherman said, who helped coordinate communications, approvals and logistical movements. Ford is not the ďŹ rst ďŹ rst-inclass ship to provide medical

assistance during sea trials. In December 2015, the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) was in the middle of sea trials when they received a distress call from a ďŹ sherman experiencing chest pains off the coast of Maine. The Zumwalt crew worked with the U.S. Coast Guard to provide prompt medical care.

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MARMC field engineering technicians William Brown, left, and Bill Kroner, right, place sensors on the surface of the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) used to capture laser measurement data regarding the alignment of the ship’s combat systems.

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By cover of night MARMC aligns fleet By Douglas Denzine MARMC Public Affairs NORFOLK

Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center’s (MARMC) vertical launch systems (VLS) and combat systems (CS) alignment branch successfully completed alignment checks onboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Bulkeley (DDG 84) pierside at Naval Station Norfolk, April 1. Rough seas, maintenance and repairs may change the ship’s structure. Even simply bumping into piers can cause the flexing of a ship, which may knock critical systems out of alignment. “Tonight, we are out here measuring all the potential pointing errors between the different elements on the ship,” MARMC VLS/CS Alignment Technician Jerry Lupton said. “The directors, the guns, the radars and the gyros—all of these combat systems and nav-

igation elements are aligned to two references points. We are assuring that all systems are still aligned to those points.” When a ship is under construction, batting boards are set up to run the length of the keel in order to transfer an accurate heading line known as the zero line, which is designated by plates welded to the deck of the ship with holes punched in them that serve as markers known as directors. A second reference point, or horizontal reference, is known as the weapons control reference plane, which is also denoted by structures welded to the deck of the ship. “No ship is ever perfectly straight, which is why these bench marks are so important,” MARMC VLS/CS Alignment Branch Head John Rivera said. “Our guys shoot those bench marks with a device called a theodolite, which is very similar to the process of land surveying. This gives them a

baseline for what straight is relative to the ship and they can use that measurement to detect the proper alignment of a gun or radar.” Using a digital inclination data system (DIDS), which is the MARMC alignment team’s precision leveling system, they are able to record all data gathered while shooting the theodolite. “For the measurements, we are taking tonight, we have the original values and readings that were taken during Bulkeley’s last alignment,” Lupton said. “Tonight’s measurements will need to be within specific tolerances [measured in minutes and seconds] of the original measurements. If they are even one second over that, we have to update the entire system to reflect the new [adaptation] data.” With such stringent constraints on the measurement data, the alignment team takes their readings at night, which

allows the ship to cool and settle to a normalcy state. This not only presents potential difficult working conditions, but has also earned the team members the moniker “vampires.” “We have to face a lot of weather challenges. We work outside at night 365 days a year, so we are out here when it is five degrees or 95 degrees. We have learned how to become very efficient when it is cold,” Lupton said. “You never really get used to it. All of us have to check our emails and keep apprised of what is happening during the day too. A lot of scheduling, coordinating and generating reports takes place during normal working hours.” A distinctive attribute of MARMC’s alignment team is five of the six members have known and worked with one another for nearly 35 years. This is a unique setup that creates an amazing amount of proficiency in their work and

makes them one of the premier alignment teams in the world. Using their expert knowledge and advanced data collecting system DIDS as a baseline, Rivera and his team have begun working with the alignment in-service engineering agent located in Port Hueneme, California, to develop a standardized alignment strategy throughout the Navy. MARMC is responsible for all east coast alignments of both Navy and Coast Guard vessels. “At the moment, there are very few teams around the world that are able to perform these alignments. Within those teams, the equipment that each of them is using is very different. Some are working with older analog systems and dated data collection techniques, while other regions are lacking a team entirely,” Rivera said. The goal of their initiative would not only be to upgrade equipment to meet current technological standards, but

to also reduce the footprint of how much equipment is needed to conduct the alignments. “Right now, the amount of equipment our guys have to carry onto the ship to perform alignment verifications is pretty substantial. If we can find ways to reduce that load by using newer light weight technology, then we want to take advantage of that. We have already procured funds to begin updating one of the outdated systems. This new system will not only require fewer components, but it will also provide more accurate data. Once we can show that, we hope that it will be adopted for all of the alignment systems teams across the board,” said Rivera. Currently, MARMC’s alignment team is conducting alignment checks on board dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51). Later this summer, they will begin working with the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln (CVN 72).

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As a child meticulously gluing wings onto the bodies of model airplanes, U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Hovies had no idea that one day he would sit behind the controls of a full-sized CH-53 Super Stallion helicopter. Hailing from Lebanon, Tennessee, and home-schooled until college, Hovies joined the Marine Corps to fly. Though unable to participate in school sports, he grew up loving the outdoors and discovered joy in things like rock climbing and scuba diving, but he always dreamed of being an aircraft pilot. “When I was a kid, my brother and I liked aviation. I was always fascinated by planes,” he said. “As I grew, that fascination never went away. If you had asked me what I wanted to do even when I was five years old, I would have told you I wanted to be a pilot.” In 2011 he focused on his lifetime goal. With the help of the Marine Corps he made it a reality. “I joined because the Marine Corps [is] a class of people I wanted to be a part of,” Hovies said. “I’ve stayed because of the people I work with. The job isn’t as romantic as the commercials, but I love it.” With six years under his belt as a Marine Corps pilot, Hovies continues to fulfill his childhood dream. After attending the Merchant Marine Academy in Rhode Island,

MC2 Magen F. Reed Capt. Benjamin Hovies, a CH-53 Super Stallion pilot, assigned to the the “Blue Knights” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 365 (Reinforced), poses for a photo aboard the USS Bataan.

as his dream was coming to fruition, he knew he would be a pilot, though he didn’t know what kind of aircraft he would fly. According to Hovies, each pilot gets a vote in his or her aircraft, but the assignments are largely based on test scores, areas of expertise and physical ability. The needs of the Marine Corps ultimately take precedence. “As a kid, I never would have told you I wanted to be a helicopter pilot, just that I wanted to be a pilot,” he said. “The process they use to decide is very fair and to be honest, I haven’t met a single pilot who would do things differently given the chance.” Smiling as he dons his flight gear for a long day in the air, the child who spent his time constructing miniature aircraft shines through. After sitting through hours of meetings, planning and instruction, everything comes together and is the way it should be the moment he takes off from the flight deck. Hovies is assigned to the Blue Knights of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 (Reinforced) and is embarked aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

If you ask most Sailors in the Fleet which platform is the most challenging, almost unanimously the response will be amphibious assault ships. Amphibious platforms are unique in that they are built to support land, sea and air operations. Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Bill Bonner is a part of the team that keeps air operations possible on the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). As the assistant leading petty officer (ALPO) for the Aviation Support (S-6) division of Supply Department, it is Bonner’s job to make sure that the embarked squadrons, Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 and Marine Medium Tiltrotor 365 (Reinforced) have the parts and equipment they need to maintain the high operational tempo the Bataan conducts daily. “The primary job of S-6 is to make sure the aircraft is flying,” Bonner said. “We expedite parts and whatever else the aircraft need to the ship, to issue to the squadrons attached to Bataan. We take care of Aviation Intermediate Maintenance Division (AIMD), 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26.” Bonner, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, has learned a lot of life lessons since the time he graduated from Shore High School in Cleveland and enlisted into the Navy at the age of 24 in 2010. “The biggest lesson I learned from being in the Navy and specifically on Bataan is the importance of us-

MC3 Mutis A. Capizzi Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Bill Bonner in the hangar bay aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

and he learned a great deal from his experience overseas. He added that from his time here, he has grown and went from a frocked 3rd class petty officer to a 2nd class petty officer and just this March was able to take the 1st class petty officer exam. “My advice to junior Sailors coming onboard is don’t be afraid to stick out of the crowd in a good way,” Bonner said. “Someone is always watching you on the ship, so don’t get lost in the crowd. Once you get lost in the crowd, that’s when you start to fall by the wayside and you might make wrong decisions on the ship that might hinder your career. You want to make sure you get all the qualifications that you can.” Bonner said his advice for deployment is to make sure to take advantage of tours. He believes the tours are made available to help Sailors experience the world. Bonner is turning over his ALPO position as well as training the new administrator for the Naval Aviation Logistics Command Management Information System (NALCOMIS), the system that provides the capability to manage maintenance and supply functions. Soon he will transfer from Bataan to attend a follow-on technical school and report to his new command, Naval Supply Systems Command Fleet Logistics Center in Maryland. He said he is excited for the next chapter in his naval career and treasures his time here on Bataan, the mightiest warship in the Atlantic Fleet.

ing your time wisely,” said Bonner. “There are a lot of qualifications you can get here. There are various platforms here; you can get your aviation, surface and information enlisted warfare pins and it is rare to have the opportunity to complete all three at one command. I definitely used my time here to ensure I leave with all three of those pins.” Bonner arrived at Bataan, his second command, in October of 2012 as a 3rd class petty officer and jumped right into preparations for his first deployment in 2014. “The most significant memories I have from that deployment are the liberty ports we were able to visit,” Bonner said. “While we didn’t get to hit many ports early on in the deployment; however, toward the end, what we did and it was fun. We got to go on a lot of tours. I was able to see countries that I would probably never get to see or even dreamed of going to if not for the Navy and my time here on Bataan.” Bonner went on to say that the lib- For more news from USS Bataan erty ports balanced out the high tem- (LHD 5), visit www.navy.mil/local/ po of operations during deployment lhd5/.


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Hard work fuels Sailor’s career By MC1 Barry A. Riley USS Bataan Public Affairs 5TH FLEET

“Hey! Where’s Kerry at?” a Sailor exclaimed. “I thought he was on the flight deck,” another Sailor replied. “No, no, he was doing some paperwork with chief,” yelled another Sailor from across the room. For Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Lee Kerry, multi-tasking is all just a part of a well-balanced day in the fuels shop onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5). Though he has been in the Navy for more than ten years, the Opelousas, Louisiana native said the military wasn’t always at the forefront of his mind. “At first I was like ‘no, it’s not for me.’ I wanted to go to college,” Kerry said. “After a

few visits from the recruiter to my high school, I felt like I wanted to see the world. You know? I wanted to be the first one in my family to venture off and do and see new things. Ten years later here we are.” As for becoming an aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) (ABF), he said the choice was pretty clean-cut and simple. According to Kerry, when it came time to pick a job the recruiter offered aviation boatswain’s mate (Handling), aviation boatswain’s mate (fuel) and culinary specialist, among others. “The recruiter said ABF was like fueling up your car every day, except with jets”, and I said, “I want that job!” Kerry is no stranger to hard work. As the second oldest brother of four, he spent much of his youth taking care of his younger siblings. He also

played sports year-round including track, basketball, football and baseball, while somehow finding time to fit in tuba lessons with the school band. “I tried to keep myself occupied. I feel like if you stay busy, you’ll stay out of trouble,” he said. “Some summers I used to go work with my dad, who was a cement finisher. That’s where I learned the meaning and value of hard work.” When he is not on the flight deck supervising refueling operations, helping Sailors get qualified as enlisted air warfare specialists or studying for his advancement exam, Kerry enjoys working out, playing sports, and most importantly he says, spending time with his three children. “My main hobby is taking care of my kids. I have a fiveyear-old daughter, a four-year-

old son and a three-year-old girl,” he explained. “Family ... that’s the most important thing to me.” Kerry, who is currently in pursuit of a degree in military history, said his future aspirations include being commissioned to chief warrant officer or limited duty officer, and hopes to stay in the Navy until eligible for retirement. “My favorite part [about being an ABF] is the adrenaline rush I get running out on the flight deck, refueling those aircraft,” he said. “Every day is different out there. These ten years rolled by fast, but I’m trying to enjoy every moment of it, while hoping the next ten do too.” For more news from USS Bataan (LHD 5), visit www. navy.mil/local/lhd5/.

MC1 Barry A. Riley Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuel) 2nd Class Lee Kerry in the fuels quality assurance office onboard the amphibious assault ship USS Bataan (LHD 5).

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MC3 Anthony Flynn USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Commanding Officer Capt. Ryan B. Scholl, left, addresses Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, center, and distinguished visitors in the hangar bay during a visit aboard Truman.

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Truman scheduled to leave NNSY in late July

Continued from A1 Richardson said. “Repairing our ships and getting them ready for competition is an important part of our mission. It is clear to me that the Sailors aboard this ship are focused on getting this warship back out to sea.” Truman is currently undergoing a 10-month Planned Incremental Availability (PIA) at NNSY following the completion of one of the most active deployments in Navy history. The yard availability allows the crew and shipyard workers time to perform maintenance and refurbishments of shipboard systems to prepare for future operations. “It was an honor to have the CNO and MCPON aboard the ship today to show them the hard work our Sailors and shipyard partners are performing,” Scholl said.

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Truman was recently recognized as the 2016 East Coast aircraft carrier Battle “E” award winner for its efforts in support of Operation Inherent Resolve during deployment. Truman’s momentum has continued through the yard period as the crew and shipyard workers continuously strive to meet deadlines in order to return the ship back to the fleet on time. “It is our responsibility to get this great warship underway on time so we can bring the fight to our adversaries,” Scholl said. “All eyes are on Team Truman, so we will continue to stay safe and remain focused on obtaining qualifications and maintaining operational excellence. We have made great progress so far, but there are still checkpoints we need to reach.” Truman is scheduled to

MC3 K.R. Jackson-Smith Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson, shakes hands with Sailors during a tour of aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75).

leave NNSY in late July returning to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk to begin workups in preparation for its next deployment

slated for spring 2018. For more news from USS Harry S. Truman, visit www.navy.mil/local.cvn75.

SUSTEX is designed to test and train the carrier strike group’s ability to perform and effectively respond as an integrated team during scenarios the group may encounter while deployed or during high-end warfare. “Since returning in December 2016 from our combat deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Red Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, our tasking has been to remain deployment-ready in all respects,” Commander of Eisenhower CSG Rear Adm. Jim Malloy said. “The Navy has invested and focused its limited resources to keep us fully manned, trained and equipped in case we are needed for a crisis.” The exercise consists of a variety of training evolutions including anti-air warfare, anti-surface warfare, antisubmarine warfare, strike warfare, irregular warfare and maritime interdiction scenarios. “SUSTEX provides a realistic and challenging at-sea opportunity to refresh those skills, apply what we learned on deployment and integrate any new personnel who might have rotated in since we deployed,” Malloy explains. Commander of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 3 Capt. Marc Miguez said, the underway period, the air wing’s first extended underway aboard Eisenhower since completing the 2016 deployment, has proven to be a seamless reintegration as the EisenhowerBattle Axe team. “This team learned how to effectively work together and execute the missions necessary to successfully complete our last deployment. We are

decline in population means bees need help with habitat

Continued from A1 safely. “Every beekeeper knows another beekeeper,” Mosher said. “We come together to help each other out and pool our knowledge, just like we do in the Chiefs Mess.” Haas and Mosher both are members of the Tidewater Beekeepers Association (TBA). TBA is the oldest beekeeping association in Virginia and strives to inform the public about the importance of bees. “It has to be a conscious effort to help the bees,” Mosher said. “We need them much more than they need us.” According to a study from the Center for Biological Diversity, nearly 25 percent of native bee species are at risk of extinction. These are species that pollinate fruits and flowers, which is a $3 billion industry. “Some countries are to the point that they are hand-pollinating trees and flowers,” Mosher said. “That is

others can do. “Watch what you spray and when you spray it,” Haas said. “Pesticides and herbicides are a bees worst enemy. If it can kill a mosquito, it can kill a bee.” This project not only gives bees a new and safer habitat, but serves the church as well. “These two have been a huge blessing,” Sony Quisenberry said, the head trustee of Haygood United Methodist Church. “Every church I know of has to watch every dollar spent. Having these two do this is wonderful for us.” While the bees removed from the MC3 Jacob Milham church may be small in number, it Chief Fire Controlman Jason Mosher removes bees from a hive at Haygood United Methodist Church as part of a community relations project. The project is still a positive drop in the honey led to both the conservation of the beehive while ensuring safety of church bucket. patrons.

how bad their use of pesticides and herbicides has been. There has been a rapid decline in the bee population over the past several years. That is why taking care of these bees is so

important.” Individuals, such as Haas and Mosher do what they can by providing a habitat for the bees and educate the public, but there is more

For more information on what you can do to conserve bees, visit www. tidewaterbeekeepers.net/ For more from Navy Public Affairs Support Element East, visit www. navy.mil/local/npasehq/

MC2 Andrew J. Sneeringer The missile-guided cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) crosses the bow of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

back together now, honing our skills, processes and procedures to ensure we are combat ready to respond if called upon again,” Miguez said. Eisenhower CSG comprised of its flagship, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), embarked CVW-3, staffs of CSG-10 and Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 26 and its associated ships: the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) and guided-missile cruisers USS San Jacinto (CG 56) and USS Monterey (CG 61), are participating in the SUSTEX as part of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan (OFRP). The squadrons of CVW-3, include Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 32 “Swordsmen,” VFA-86 “Sidewinders,” VFA105 “Gunslingers,” and VFA131 “Wildcats;” Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130 “ Zappers;” Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 123 “Screwtops;” Carrier Fleet Logistics Support Squadron (VRC) 40 “Rawhides;” Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 74 “Swamp Foxes;” and Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 7 “Dusty Dogs.” For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/clf/.

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MAKIN ISLAND HOSTS RECEPTION Sailors and Marines get the opportunity to experience Hong Kong culture.

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Email the doctor with new website By Yan Kennon Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

Want to email your primary care manager (PCM) from a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer? Sign up for TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging at the new website, https://mil.relayhealth.com or www.tricareonline.com. Those already registered with RelayHealth are still signed up. Those who haven’t already registered can sign up now at the new website.

Use Secure Messaging to email the health care team for non-urgent questions, ask for lab results or a medication renewal. “I like using Secure Messaging because I can access my results faster. It’s easy to use,” Family Medicine patient Samantha Allen said. Secure Messaging is free and secure. Patients generally get a response from their health care team within one business day. “Tricare Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging connects you to your health care team from any mobile

device or computer. It can save a phone call or sometimes even a trip to the doctor,” Naval Hospital (NH) Jacksonville family medicine nurse Lt. Alexis McDermott said. Secure Messaging is one of the advantages of being enrolled with a PCM and Medical Home Port team at NH Jacksonville—its hospital or branch health clinics. The team focuses on meeting the patient’s needs—for urgent, preventive and routine care. The teams have also earned highest-level recognition from the National Com-

mittee for Quality Assurance. To reach the care team, call the 24/7 Nurse Advice Line at 800-TRICARE (800-8742273). For non-urgent issues, use email Secure Messaging at https://mil.relayhealth. com or www.tricareonline. com. There’s also a free mobile app (“NHJax”) for iPhones and Android phones. Find all of these resources on the NH Jacksonville website at www.med.navy.mil/sites/ navalhospitaljax. Sign up for Tricare Online Patient Portal Secure » See WEBSITE | B7

U.S. Navy photo Use TRICARE Online Patient Portal for a wide range of online service like making appointments, refilling prescriptions and viewing medical records. Visit www.tricareonline.com.

US Navy conducts first AMDR ballistic missile test From PEO Integrated Warfare Systems Public Affairs WASHINGTON

include entry control and vehicle checkpoints, escalation of force tactics, personnel searches, urban patrolling and VIP escorts. “Our Marines and Sailors bring a wide variety of unique capabilities that go beyond the scope of combat operations,” 11th MEU Combat Logistics Battalion 11 Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Patrick Reynolds said. “Training alongside our Papua

The U.S. Navy successfully conducted a flight test March 15 with the AN/SPY6(V) Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR) off the west coast of Hawaii. During a flight test designated Vigilant Hunter, the AN/SPY-6(V) AMDR searched for, detected and maintained track on a shortrange ballistic missile target launched from the Pacific Missile Range Facility at Kauai, Hawaii. This is the first in a series of ballistic missile defense flight tests planned for the AN/SPY6(V) AMDR. “This marked a historic moment for the Navy. It’s the first time a ballistic missile target was tracked by a wideband digital beamforming radar,” Major Program Manager for Above Water Sensors, Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems Capt. Seiko Okano said. “This radar will revolutionize the future of the U.S. Navy and is bringing a capability our Nation needs today.” Based on preliminary data,

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Cpl. Devan Gowans Company commander with Royal Pacific Island Regiments, Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF) Lt. Col. Boniface Aruma, speaks to U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and service members with the PNGDF during the opening ceremony of a bilateral training exercise at Taurama Barracks, held as part of a theater security cooperation (TSC) engagement, April 15. The TSC is the second major engagement between two nations, following Exercise Koa Moana 2016, where U.S. Marines worked alongside the PNGDF in a series of bilateral training activities.

US Marines, Sailors train with Papua New Guinea Defense Force in preparation for APEC 2018 From 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit Public Affairs PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

U.S. Marines and Sailors embarked aboard USS Comstock (LSD 45) arrived in Port Moresby, April 15, for a Theater Security Cooperation (TSC) engagement with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force (PNGDF). During the visit, Marines and Sailors with the Makin Island Amphibi-

ous Ready Group (ARG) and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) will train alongside the PNGDF to improve their ability to provide security for national-level events, such as the national elections this year and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation annual summit in 2018. “We are honored to be here as a demonstration of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ commitment to strengthen ties with Papua New Guinea’s forces and build on the

great work accomplished during Exercise Koa Moana 2016,” Comstock Commanding Officer Cmdr. Bradley Coletti said. “Our Sailors and Marines are looking forward to spending time with their counterparts and developing a better understanding of the deep historic ties we have here.” The bilateral training will cover a variety of skill sets, but will focus on military support to civil authority tactics and procedures, which

Air Boss listens to concerns of T-45C pilots, extends operational pause

NEPMU-7 supports the Africa malaria task force in Ghana

From Naval Air Forces Public Affairs

From NEPMU-7 Public Affairs

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Commander of Naval Air Forces (CNAF) Vice Adm. Mike Shoemaker, is visiting T-45C training commands across the fleet April 6–8 to address recent concerns. Shoemaker is visiting Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas, NAS Pensacola, Florida and NAS Meridian, Mississippi, to talk face-to-face with instructor pilots (IPs) and student pilots about their physiological episodes (PEs) experienced in the cockpits of T45C training aircraft. Shoemaker will listen to their concerns and communicate the ongoing efforts to tackle the problem. On Friday, March 31, roughly 40 percent of flights in the T-45C train-

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MCSN Zach Sleeper Sailors watch as a T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 1 approaches the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). The ship is conducting aircraft carrier qualifications during the sustainment phase of the Optimized Fleet Response Plan.

ing commands in Meridian, Pensacola implementing a risk management pracand Kingsville were canceled because tice we require they do prior to all of the operational risk management flights,” Shoemaker explained. “It was (ORM) issues raised by local IPs. “Our instructor pilots were » See PAUSE | B7

The Navy Environmental and Preventive Medicine Unit SEVEN (NEPMU-7) announced a new collaborative global health effort with the U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM), April 10. As part of that effort, NEPMU-7 successfully deployed their preventive medicine officer (PMO) and senior preventive medicine technician (PMT) to Ghana in support of the Africa Malaria Task Force (AMTF) Malaria Diagnos-

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You are now a leader: Being a chief MC1 Martin L. Carey

By MCSN Kelsey J. Hockenberger USS Princeton Public Affairs PACIFIC OCEAN

Chief Gunner’s Mate Trayvon T. Turner said he remembers vividly the day he knew he would become a chief petty officer. It all began with five words spoken by a chief petty officer during Turner’s third class petty officer indoctrination 21 years ago. “You are now a leader,” Turner said, recalling those empowering words-words that he said made him sit up straight in his seat. “From then on, my mind was made up; I was going to be a chief.” Everyone has a start and Turner’s career began as undesignated airman onboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68). “I started off in the weapons department where I

worked in G2 Division with the aviation ordnancemen and gunner’s mates,” Turner said. “It was crazy to think I would do twenty years in the Navy.” As the number of airmen grew on the ship, Turner decided he would forge toward his passion of becoming a radioman. “I would work and qualify with the guns and weapons system during the day,” Turner said. “After all that, I would bring my conversion packet to get my signatures to convert to radioman.” The long working days in weapons department, however, began to take a toll on Turner’s chances of becoming radioman. “They would keep me running around later each day so I couldn’t go and study to convert,” said Turner. “They didn’t want to lose me because of my qualifications on the guns and weap-

ons systems.” As he pressed forward, Turner developed a newfound respect for the gunner’s mate rating, and in 1997, Turner took the rating exam and became a gunner’s mate. It was a milestone Turner says he could not have accomplished without the help he received from a third class petty officer that he feels emulated leadership qualities meant for a chief. “Aviation Ordnanceman 3rd class Haywood had patience and the time to answer every question I had,” Turner said. “That made a difference in my career and taught me the importance of taking time out of the day to answer questions for young Sailors.” Over the years, Turner has held on to that valuable lesson he learned from Haywood and he has imple-

mented it into his leadership style. “I give Sailors time,” Turner said. “They deserve my time because that’s what Haywood did for me. It goes a long way, like it did for me. We are so fast paced in the Navy and Sailors need their leaders to be there for them. After 16 years in the Navy, Turner earned the rank of chief petty officer. Today, he is leading more than 35 Sailors in weapons department aboard the guided-missile cruiser USS Princeton (CG 59). He is also Princeton’s maintenance material management coordinator (3MC), command financial specialist, command equal opportunity officer, Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) president and the chiefs mess vice president. “As a leader in the Navy, a chief has to wear many

hats,” Turner said. “Sailors are going to look to the chief for all types of knowledge about everything, and if the chief doesn’t have the answer at that very moment, it’s a chief’s job to help that Sailor find the answer.” On April 1, the Navy celebrated the 124th birthday of the chief petty officer rank, and Turner said he believes chiefs, past and present, hold a special bond that has endured since the inception of the rank. “We are taking care of each other like a family and it’s been going on for over a century,” Turner said. “Chief is a position of honor, heritage and tradition. Wherever Sailors are, there will always be a chief to help.” For more news from Navy Public Affairs Support Element, visit www.navy.mil/ local/npasehq/.

Late blooming: You can’t rush military transition A few days ago, I made my usual school drop off, then took our two-year-old lab Moby on his regular morning walk. While we trudged around the local reservoir, I listened to my latest audio book and focused my eyes on the path, dodging the many goose deposits. At some point, I managed to lift my head and look out toward the sea. The sight stopped me in my tracks. While the rest of the hemisphere had been raving for weeks about balmy temps, sprouting buds and baby animals. Here in New England, I’ve been straightjacketed into a ridiculous full-length down coat since last October. The kind I swore I’d never buy because it makes me look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow man. Moby stood dripping, patiently waiting for me to throw his raggedy tennis ball into the water again, while I paused to take in the scene before me. It was finally, undoubtedly, splendidly … spring. Although the grass seemed a little greener that

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morning, there had been no obvious signs. No happy tulips, no ducklings beating to stay in line with their mothers, no tender chartreuse shoots on the trees. The air was still a chilly 44 degrees, and despite Moby’s willingness to swim in it, the water was frigid. Beyond the path, the tall reeds between the reservoir and the beach appeared pale, brittle and lifeless. And, there was no foliage on the prickly rose hips lining the coastline. But I saw that just beyond the dunes, the ocean was glimmering. Juxtaposed against the pale morning sky and the seemingly dormant landscape, the sea was a beautiful blanket of flashing silver sequins. Suddenly, the day seemed fresh and full of promise. Even Moby’s slimy tennis ball appeared a brighter shade of yellow, as I tossed it into the clear, cold water.

It hasn’t been easy, but we realize that our transition is not complete—we are still cultivating our future. I continued down the path with a new spring in my step, as I remembered the long winter our family had endured. It had been particularly challenging, because my husband Francis had just retired from the Navy after 28 years and was transitioning to a civilian career. Based upon the positive responses Francis received from various hiring managers, we thought he’d get a job before his terminal leave was over on November 1st. But come winter, we realized that the transition would take longer than we had expected. Not wanting to give up on his dream of working in corporate global security, Francis continued to beat the pavement, networking relentlessly and applying for a wide range of positions in his field. In the meantime, we rearranged our finances to adapt to

military retirement pay. That winter, as I tromped, the icy local dog walking paths each morning with Moby, bundled in my down coat, I pushed away fears of long-term unemployment and prayed for good news. The bright civilian future we had imagined appeared dim and foggy. “You’re overqualified,” Francis heard from two companies. “We need someone with corporate experience,” others said. All those years of military service, working on missions that made a real difference in the world … was it all coming down to this? “Every company wants to help the military, until you ask them to help the military” one mentor astutely pointed out. Finally, after many months of networking, phone calls, meetings and interviews, Francis landed the corporate job he was

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looking for all along, but it is located out of state and requires us to live apart while our daughter Lilly finishes high school. As a military family accustomed to the “geobachelor” lifestyle, we’ve simply adapted to this new routine. It hasn’t been easy, but we realize that our transition is not complete—we are still cultivating our future. Just like spring in New England, the transition from military to civilian life cannot be rushed. Even if we can’t yet see them, the buds of our new life are there, growing invisibly under the surface. Like the persistent little snowdrop that I noticed flowering beside the reservoir path that chilly spring morning, the seeds we are sowing will bloom brightly in due time. As long as we keep our sights focused on the hopeful, glimmering horizon.

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Makin Island hosts reception, concludes port visit in Hong Kong By MC2 Dennis Grube USS Makin Island Public Affairs HONG KONG

The amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) departed Hong Kong April 11, following a scheduled port visit. The four-day visit allowed nearly 2,500 Sailors and Marines assigned to the ship and embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit the opportunity to experience Hong Kong’s culture and engage with the community. The ship hosted a reception for distinguished guests April 10, to recognize the prosperous partnership between the U.S. and the People’s Republic of China and Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong. Distinguished visitors included Consul General of the U.S. to Hong Kong and Macau Kurt W. Tong and Senior Captain Fang Yuxin, deputy chief of staff of the People’s Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison. “Ship visits are a critically important element for building trust, understanding and mutual cooperation between the United States and Hong Kong,” Tong said. “Being able to visit Hong Kong as a port call is a tradition that we cherish. The Sailors were able to enjoy the world-class hospitality of the citizens of Hong Kong and take in some of the culture.” The reception included food and refreshments prepared by the ship’s supply department, a ceremonial cake cutting and the opportunity for guests to admire the view of Hong Kong’s skyline from the ship’s flight deck. “I can’t begin to express my gratitude to our guests for attending the reception here tonight,” Makin Island Commanding Officer Capt. Mark Melson said. “It is through engagements such as this that we maintain positive relationships and build further upon these friendships that, despite the complex issues we

MC3 Devin M. Langer Combat Cargo Officer Chief Warrant Officer Keith Challet aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) explains the M777 Howitzer to members of the Boy Scouts Association in Hong Kong during a ship tour as part of a scheduled port visit.

face in the world, enable us to foster continued cooperation in the future.” Tong also highlighted the achievements of the ship’s crew while extending thanks on behalf of the United States. “I want to thank the Sailors and Marines of Makin Island for their service,” Tong said. “We appreciate it when they go out for months on end. They believe in the cause and are professionals brave enough to serve.” During their stay, Sailors and Marines hosted ship tours, played sports with students at local schools, explored the area and learned about the culture with local citizens through the Hong Kong Hosts program and participated in Morale, Welfare and

Recreation events to explore the city’s attractions and heritage. “It’s wonderful to see the positive impacts our outreach efforts bring to the community,” Religious Programs Specialist 2nd Class Tiffani Hess said. “The people of Hong Kong have been so welcoming, and our Sailors and Marines have found a great deal of fulfillment in interacting with them. It’s been a very educational and enjoyable experience.” Melson, a first-time visitor to Hong Kong, praised the city and its people for their exceptional hospitality. “After experiencing the sights, sounds and the culture, I can confidently say that it has been one of the crew’s favorite port visits.”

MC3 Clark Lane Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) and the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) play basketball with ELCHK Yuen Long Lutheran Secondary School students as part of a scheduled port visit.

Makin Island, with the embarked 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, visited Hong Kong to experience the city’s rich culture and history as part of ongoing operations in the Indo-

Asia-Pacific region. For more news from USS Makin Island (LHD 8), visit www.navy. mil/local/lhd8/.

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Sailors, attached to Amphibious Construction Battalion 1 and 2, work on connecting improved Navy lighterage system Roll-on/ Roll-off discharge facility to the ramp of USNS Pililaau (T-AKR 304) during Operation Pacific Reach Exercise 2017 (OPRex17). OPRex17 is a bilateral training event designed to ensure readiness and sustain the ROK-U.S. Alliance by exercising an Area Distribution Center (ADC), an Air Terminal Supply Point (ATSP), Combined Joint Logistics Over-theShore (CLOTS), and the use of rail, inland waterways, and coastal lift operations to validate the operational reach concept.

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Improved Navy lighterage system enables dynamic logistical support

By MC2 Joshua Fulton POHANG, SOUTH KOREA

Navy Maritime Prepositioning Force ships USNS Pililaau (T-AK 304) and USNS 2nd Lt. John P. Bobo (T-AK 3008) successfully utilized the improved Navy lighterage system (INLS) to discharge equipment and cargo in support of Combined Joint Logistics Over The Shore (CJLOTS) 2017, April 8-12. The INLS is a sea state three (SS3) capable causeway system that resembles a floating pier comprised of interchangeable modules and is used to transfer cargo from Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships to shore areas where conventional port facilities are un-

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as now we don’t have to look for a pier that can support the ramp and the equipment to be offloaded.” The INLS is comprised of various pontoon sections that can be assembled in a variety of ways to create a Roll-on/ Roll-off Discharge Facility (RRDF). MSC prepositioning ships discharge equipment onto the RRDF, then onto lighterage, such as barge ferries or landing craft utilities, for transportation to the shore. “The RRDF enables us to do ship to shore movement in any situation,” Amphibious Construction Battalion One Boatswain’s Mate 2nd Class Kasey Murchison said. “This capability provides us the ability to respond more quickly as we can

have the RRDF offloaded from the MSC ship and assembled within 36 hours.” Utilizing the Instream Discharge and Lighterage Operations, U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Army exercise participants offloaded approximately 620 pieces of rolling stock and containers while ROK forces offloaded approximately 1,600 tons of rolling stock and materials. MSC operates approximately 120 non-combatant, merchant mariner-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships at sea, conduct specialized missions, strategically preposition combat cargo at sea around the world and move military cargo and supplies used by deployed U.S. forces.

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4.20.2017 | The Flagship | www.flagshipnews.com | B5 Machinist’s Mate nuclear 2nd Class Nicholas Lewis, right, from the Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769), watches as Machinist’s Mate nuclear 2nd Class Cameron Sebastian tests a prototype submarine steam suit ensemble during an orientation class held at Naval Submarine Base New London. The Navy Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) via the Office of Naval Research (ONR) TechSolutions Office has funded the Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF) to develop the next generation of protective gear for emergency responders to steam line ruptures aboard submarines.

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Navy tests new submarine steam suits By Warren Duffie Jr. Office of Naval Research Public Affairs ARLINGTON, VA.

Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Nathan Lindner was testing the newest suit designed to protect Sailors from steam leaks on nuclear-powered submarines. He pulled on thick gloves, boots and donned a face shield for a self-contained breathing apparatus. Then he slid into the sleek, silver prototype steam suit, hoisted an air tank onto his back and connected a regulator to the breathing apparatus. Total time: a little more than two minutes. Meanwhile, Machinist’s Mate 2nd Class Cameron Sebastian wrestled with the current, older steam suit used

Navy-wide. First, he put on boots and a set of firefighters’ coveralls, followed by the air tank and breathing apparatus. Finally, he wriggled into a bulky, HAZMAT-style chemical suit. His time: more than double Lindner’s. “It was pretty dramatic seeing the differences between the old and new steam suitsespecially how they affect the speed getting into it, as well as mobility,” Sebastian said. Both men served on the Los Angeles class-attack submarine USS Toledo (SSN 769)—and were among Sailors attending a recent demonstration of the prototype steam suit at Naval Submarine Base New London. Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR)

TechSolutions Program, the new suit was developed by the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) and Navy Clothing and Textile Research Facility (NCTRF), and currently, is being tested at sea by the Toledo’s crew. If pressurized steam lines aboard a submarine rupture, they can leak steam at extremely high temperatures, potentially resulting in severe injury or death. To make emergency repairs or rescue crewmates, Sailors must wear protective suits. “In the unlikely event this piece of damage control equipment is needed, time is of the essence to protect not only the individual, but the entire boat,” ONR Command Master Chief Matt Matteson said. “The new steam suit

provides enhanced flexibility, maneuverability and ease of donning during such an emergency.” Although the current steam suits used Navy-wide have performed well since being introduced a decade ago, NAVSEA regularly receives suggestions from Sailors on how to improve them—so the command contacted TechSolutions about designing a better suit. TechSolutions is ONR’s rapid-response science and technology program that develops prototype technologies to address problems voiced by Sailors and Marines, usually within 12–18 months. With TechSolutions’ guidance, NAVSEA partnered with NCTRF to implement several key suit improve-

ments. It’s one piece and nine pounds lighter-cutting donning time while still maintaining protective strength. The air tank and hose for the breathing apparatus are worn on the outside, instead of under a chemical suit, allowing better access to oxygen. And there are gel ice packs to keep cool. Then there’s the unique style of gloves. While the current steam suit has mittens, the new prototype features “lobster claws” with thumbs and two fingers, making it easier to grasp tools, climb ladders and navigate the close confines of a submarine. They also have leathery fabric for wiping the face shield if steam fogs it up. For the next few months, the prototype suits will be tested

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Airman enhances satellite capabilities at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Drew demonstrates how a newly developed satellite enhancement is used to distinguish mid-level from low-level cloud features and improve tropical cyclone position accuracy at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center.

From Joint Typhoon Warning Center Public Affairs PEARL HARBOR

The Air Force’s Satellite Operations (SATOPS) department of Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) is hard at work ensuring the latest satellite technology is used for tropical cyclone reconnaissance. At the forefront is Air Force Tech. Sgt. Matthew Drew. In a corner office of the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the Air Force’s Satellite Operations (SATOPS) department is hard at work ensuring the latest satellite technology is utilized for the tropical cyclone reconnaissance mission. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Drew, the Air Force’s Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of the 17th Operational Weather Squadron’s Weather Flight at JTWC. JTWC, under the operational control of Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, provides tropical cyclone reconnaissance, forecasts, warnings and decision support products to U.S. agencies

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operating in the Pacific and Indian Oceans as directed by U.S. Pacific Command. “The primary mission of the SATOPS department is to provide the crucial tropical cyclone reconnaissance support for U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Africa Command and U.S. Central Command areas of responsibility,” Drew said. “Using satellite images alone, our task is to determine

the intensity and position of tropical systems every three hours throughout the life of the storm. This is particularly challenging at night, when visible imagery is not available. We have recently created new enhancements using frequency bands outside of the visible spectrum to improve our operations. The new images help analysts distinguish between low-level and mid-

level cloud features, enabling understanding the structure of the storm, resulting in improved position accuracy.” “Minor errors in a tropical cyclone’s initial position and intensity are often amplified in forecast position and strength of the tropical cyclone,” JTWC Commanding Officer Cmdr. Jillene Bushnell explains. “Our team is better

equipped to improve forecast accuracy with the innovative enhancements,” Drew said. “In turn, commanders will be provided the best forecast to make critical resource protection decisions as a tropical cyclone approaches.” Drew pointed out that satellites are continually coming into and going out of service. Newer satellites offer improved technology with a broader range of channels, but replacement of aging satellites is not keeping pace with the loss of weather satellites with microwave and active wind sensing (scatterometry). Weather forecasters are facing serious challenges due to these losses. “We recently experienced a loss of satellite coverage over the Indian Ocean as the Eu-

ropean Meteosat-7 (launched in 1997) reached its end of life cycle this month,” Drew said. The European Meteosat-8 was moved to cover Africa to India, but we can no longer receive data over the Bay of Bengal and portions of the Southern Indian Ocean. “Our satellite image for the daily Indian Ocean bulletin showed this noticeable coverage gap in coverage. JTWC experimented with a number of solutions, ultimately resolving the gap by stitching together two Mercator projection satellite images—one from Meteosat-8 and the other from the Japanese Weather Satellite, Himawari-8. The resulting product provides a coherent satellite depiction of JTWC’s entire forecast area of responsibility.” The new stitched image is available on JTWC’s website under the Indian Ocean Bulletin (ABIO) and western Pacific Bulletin (ABPW) at https://metoc.ndbc.noaa. gov/jtwc. For more news from Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/cnmoc/.

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Continued from B1 important for me to come talk with my aviation team members and hear their concerns as we work this challenging issue together. We ask a lot of our pilots, and we owe it to them to ensure they understand we are doing everything we can to fix this problem and that they have access to top leadership.” “This will remain our top safety priority until we fully understand all causal factors and have eliminated PEs as a risk to our flight operations,” Shoemaker continued. “The NAE [Naval Aviation Enterprise] has been directed to expedite solutions for PEs and to prioritize those efforts.” Engaging with aircrew face-toface at their home stations is only the most recent in a series of activities undertaken by CNAF and the NAE to deal with PEs. Even before the concerns were raised by the pilots, CNATRA had scheduled expert engineers to visit the training sites and educate them on the ongoing efforts to fix the machines and to enable the engineers to hear pilot feedback directly. The Navy implemented an operational pause for its T-45C fleet Wednesday at the direction of Shoemaker in response to the T-45C pilots’ feedback about the potential for PEs. That operational pause has been extended to allow Naval Avia-

MC3 Nathan T. Beard A T-45C Goshawk training aircraft assigned to Carrier Training Wing (CTW) 1 approaches the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

tion Leadership time to review the engineering data and developing a path forward for the fleet that will ensure the safety of its aircrew. “We have the right team of NAVAIR [Naval Air Systems Command] program managers, engineers and maintenance experts in conjunction with Type Commander Staffs, medical and physiological experts immersed in this effort working with the same sense of urgency to determine the root causes of PEs,” Shoemaker said.” To tackle this as effectively as possible, we are using an ‘unconstrained resources’ approach to the problem, meaning we have not been nor will we be limited by money or manpower as we diligently work toward solutions.” As far back as 2010, NAVAIR established a physiological episode

team (PET) to collect data, investigate occurrences of PEs and coordinates with technical experts to identify and develop solutions based on root cause determinations. Naval Aviation has provided training and encouraged reporting of PEs since the development of the PET. Finding the causes is a challenging problem on a complex, highly sophisticated platform. Though the number of components and configurations of the aircraft make finding “smoking guns” difficult, naval aviation has continued to implement multiple lines of effort across over the past couple years to mitigate the risks. Naval aviation requires pilots train in the simulator using a reduced oxygen breathing device to improve aircrew recognition of physiological symptoms related to hypoxia. The improved on board oxygen generating system (OBOGS) material, known sieve bed (filter) material has been installed in all T-45, and new oxygen monitors are being fielded as part of an operational test in Pensacola. Sorbent tubes, devices that detect contaminants in breathing gas air, are also are being provided to pilots and, as soon as our inventory supports, will be required on every flight to help ensure we capture any PE event that might yield clues to the contamination agent. Other mitigating efforts in place include refinements to aircrew pro-

cedures; improved maintenance practices and procedures for better system reliability; releasing Air Frame Bulletin (AFB)-794, which changes inspection intervals to improve the rate of component failure detection; procurement of a cockpit pressurization warning system. In one of his many previous messages to the force, Shoemaker explained that “Our aviators must be able to operate with confidence in our platforms and in their ability to safely execute their mission. To help ensure we eliminate this risk, collection and reporting of event data and your continued leadership is critical.” For more information on physiological episodes on F/A-18 and T-45C naval aircraft, please refer to the Statement Of Lieutenant General Jon M. Davis, Deputy Commandant For Aviation And Rear Admiral Dewolfe H. Miller III, Director Air Warfare And Rear Admiral Michael T. Moran, Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft Before The House Armed Services Committee Tactical Air And Land Forces Subcommittee On Naval Aviation Strike Fighter Issues And Concerns March 28, 2017: http://docs.house.gov/meetings /AS/AS25/20170328 /105788 / HHRG-115-AS25-WstateMillerD-20170328.pdf

Photos by Cpl. Devan Gowans U.S. Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit and service members with the Papua New Guinea Defense Force stand in formation during the opening ceremony of a bilateral training exercise at Taurama Barracks, as part of a theater security cooperation (TSC) engagement, April 15. Taking place during the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group and 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s deployment, the TSC allows the U.S. to work with partner and allied nations on building relationships and mutual military capacity that supports security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.

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Continued from B1 New Guinea counterparts is an opportunity to exchange knowledge on security, law enforcement, and logistical procedures, which are valuable capabilities for all militaries.” Additionally, the TSC engagement will cover combat lifesaving techniques, field communications and weapons maintenance. Comstock’s crew will host PNGDF service members for shipboard tours and familiarization of Navy damage control procedures. Similarly, PNGDF leaders will host their U.S. service member counterparts on a WWII memorial tour. Approximately 100 Marines and Sailors from the Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU and 200 service members with the PNGDF are expected to participate

in the TSC. The U.S. units involved are Company B, Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 4th Marines; Combat Logistics Detachment 113, Combat Logistics Battalion 11; Law Enforcement Detachment, 11th MEU; and the amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock. This is the sixth militaryto-military TSC exchange for the Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU during their deployment to the IndoAsia-Pacific and Middle East regions. Comstock serves as a sea-base for a number of Marine Corps missions from combat operations to providing humanitarian assistance. The Makin Island ARG and 11th MEU, based out of Southern California, is operating in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations to enhance amphibious capability with regional partners and to serve as a ready-response

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Work toward strengthening area malaria programs Continued from B1 Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. NEPMU-7 PMO Lt. Cmdr. Jason Rice and NEPMU-7 PMT Chief Hospital Corpsman Daniel Hosaka, served as facilitators for 35 military and military-affiliated participants from East and West African countries where the malaria burden remains high. The overarching goals of the AMTF training events are to provide expertise to military medical representatives so they can return to their respective countries and disseminate knowledge via training and mentorship. These events are also intended to strengthen communication between laboratory technicians and clinicians to expand effective malaria programs in this region. “Chief Hosaka and I are honored to have had been chosen to participate in such an incredibly valuable event, in support of AFRICOM’s ongoing effort to reduce the burden of malaria in the region; and also for the opportunity to partner with such a skilled team of U.S. DOD and Ghanaian experts,” Rice said. “We were very encouraged by the class’ interest in epidemiology, and the in-depth discussions that stemmed from the lectures. We look forward to furthering this Epi training and NEPMU-7’s involvement with future AMTF events.” NEPMU-7 was handselected to provide additional training in the field of epidemiology in an effort to expand the AMTF focus to include malaria surveillance programs. Their training also provided the participants with valuable tools to combat a variety of other infectious diseases. Hosaka and Rice delivered bilingual interactive training on topics of basic epidemiology, descriptive and analytic epidemiology, study design and infectious disease epidemiology, surveillance and outbreak investigations. “It is nice to see all these African Nations come together in one place to better educate themselves on the diagnostics of malaria,” Hosaka said. “With the knowledge gained during this symposium, the students can educate others in not just malaria diagnostics but basic fundamentals of epidemiology helping to combat not just malaria but any other disease they might come in contact with during an outbreak investigation.” Upon completion, graduates were provided with digital reference material and hard copy binders of all presentations, to facilitate training and quality assurance in their home countries. Additionally, graduates were awarded certificates of training completion, presented by Col. George Appenzeller, U.S. Air Force, USAFRICOM Command Surgeon. NEMPU-7, located in Rota, Spain, provides theatre-wide preventive medicine support to Navy and Marine Corps forces and joint and combined military operations throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Whether it’s a request for information or a request for forces, the team’s highly skilled and trained professionals are always ready. For more news from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, visit www. navy.mil/local/nmcphc/.


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Learn boating laws at free local classes From Coast Guard Auxiliary and Flagship staff

We’re surrounded by water in Hampton Roads, so it makes sense to enjoy it by boating. But, before riding a boat or personal watercraft, everyone should know how to stay safe and follow the laws on boating. Virginia state law requires all operators of motorboats with a 10 hp or greater motor and operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners), to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or motorboat. The Coast Guard Auxiliary teaches an approved one-day course, “About Boating Safely” that meets state requirements. “We really emphasize that everyone needs to take a boating safety course. It’s Virginia law,” says Colleen O’Neil, an instructor, vessel inspector and finance officer with the Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 5-3 in Chesapeake. “You have to carry the safe boating course card and boat registration at all times. If you don’t, you could be ticketed.” The Coast Guard Auxiliary’s classroom course covers federal and state-specific laws and regulations you must follow. For example, federal law requires that all children under 13 years old must wear a

life jacket. The details about that law and the correct types and fit of life jackets are explained. Other key topics are general information about boats and maintenance, preparing for safe and enjoyable outings, navigation rules and aids to navigation, guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely and what to do in case of boating emergencies. Classes are offered at many locations and times. To find a class near you, go to cgaux.org and click on Take a Boating Safety Class. Using the Public Education Course Finder, you can search by zip code for a list of classes. You may find online safety courses offered elsewhere, but those are not recommended, O’Neil said. “We recommend the classroom course, because it is very helpful to have your questions answered and to learn from others who are experienced in boat handling.” Another important Coast Guard Auxiliary safety service for boaters is the free Vessel Safety Check program. Qualified vessel examiners provide no-cost safety checks that are non-punitive. Examiners will come to you, including examining a boat in your driveway. To schedule a safety check, go to cgaux.org and click on Get a Vessel Safety Check.

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Resources to learn about boating safety Boater Safety Course at Chesapeake’s South Norfolk Community Center

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May 13, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., South Norfolk Community Center, 1217 Godwin Avenue, Chesapeake Register at www.cityofchesapeake.net/guide and search for program #267422. 757-382-1359, scallahan@cityofchesapeake.net. Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and Tourism, in partnership with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 05-03, will be hosting a NASBLA approved safe boating course. This course is FREE to the public and meets the Virginia and North Carolina safe-

Summer hours (May 1 to Sept. 30), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Sunday. Winter hours, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday, Massey Hughes Drive, Bldg. LAG88, Norfolk, 757-444-2918 Learn to sail, kayak, rent boats and fishing gear, and enjoy a relaxing time on the water. The Sailing Center offers boating classes for adults and summer camps for children as well as a wide array of rental boats including kayaks and paddleboards, power boats for fishing and water ski-

From Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

Virginia is home to a healthy population of black bears – one of our biggest conservation success stories. Black bears are found almost everywhere throughout the Commonwealth, so it is common for people to live, work and play in bear country. It is incredibly important for people to learn the facts about black bears and to know what they can do to prevent conflicts. This way, we can make sure we keep bears wild and coexist for generations to come. To keep bears wild, what YOU do really matters. A highly adaptable and intelligent animal, bears can live close to people. While local residents often do not know bears are living close by, some bears may wander into residential areas due to the smell of food around homes. The most common food attractants are birdfeeders, garbage, and pet food; however, outdoor grills, livestock food, compost, fruit trees, and beehives also will attract bears. With some simple steps, you can reduce

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Online Resources Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries: www.dgif.virginia.gov/ boating/ Class locator: www.dgif. virginia.gov/boating/education/requirement/steps-torequirement/ United States Coast Guard Auxiliary: http:// cgaux.org/boatinged/

the chances of bears making repeated visits leashed. to your neighborhood or property. • Enjoy and keep a respectful distance! If a bear is up a tree on or near your property, give it space. Do not approach, and bring Keeping bears away your pets inside to provide the bear a clear • Secure your garbage in bear resistant path to leave your property. trash cans or store it in a secure building. • If the bear hasn’t seen you, calmly • Take down bird feeders if a bear is in leave the area, while making a bit of noise the area. so the bear will not be surprised by you. • Don’t put meat scraps in your compost • If the bear has seen you, back away pile. slowly while facing the bear. Speaking • Don’t leave pet food outdoors. softly may also let the bear know you mean • Keep your grill clean. no harm. • Make sure your neighbors are following the same recommendations. What to do if you seee a bear cub • Install electric fencing, an inexpensive and extremely efficient proven deterrent • Until April/May, sows with cubs are to bears, around dumpsters, gardens, fruit typically in dens. Most small bears people trees, beehives, or other potential food see in early spring are not actual “baby sources. bears” but yearlings (12 months old). They • After a few failed attempts to find food do not need their mothers to survive. around homes, bears will usually leave the • If a small yearling is on your property, area in search of natural wild foods. the worst thing you can do is feed the bear. In almost all cases, a black bear will de- Yearlings need to learn how to find natural tect you and leave the area before being foods and not become food conditioned or noticed. However, if you do encounter a habituated to humans. bear, here are some suggestions. • Once females leave their dens with 4 to 5-month-old cubs, they will typically travel in close groups unless something makes What to do if you encounter a bear the female nervous. If you see a very small • Never run from a bear. Running could cub, do not try to remove it from the area prompt the bear to chase. If in a group, stay together and make sure that your dog stays » See BEAR | C3

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Wounded veteran gets specially adapted home From Gary Sinise Foundation

A retired Army sergeant who lived in Chesapeake as a youth is getting a specially adapted smart home in Currituck, North Carolina. The Gary Sinise Foundation dedicated the home on April 13 for retired U.S. Army Sgt. Gregory Hedrick. Hedrick enlisted in the Army two months after his high school graduation and served two deployments in Iraq and a third in Afghanistan. On a Sept 2012 mission to recover a vehicle that had been struck by an improvised explosive device (IED), his own vehicle was struck by an armor-piercing rocket propelled grenade. The attack left one dead and two injured. He-

drick lost his left leg above the knee, most of his left hand, and experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI). He was ďŹ&#x201A;own to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he underwent numerous surgeries and years of physical therapy. In addition to his physical injuries, Hedrick suffers from PTSD. Through the R.I.S.E. program, the Gary Sinise Foundation is building specially adapted smart homes for Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most severely wounded veterans. These one-of-a-kind homes are built all across the country, each for a wounded hero, their caregivers and families to help them move forward with their lives.

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From Virginia Foundation for the Humanities CHARLOTTESVILLE

Volunteers are the reason for a successful year at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. More than 204 residents from Hampton Roads, who volunteered more than 16,000 hours, provided exceptional experiences to guests attending concerts, events, theatre performances, corporate parties and more at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in 2016. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, the providers of venue management to the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, hosted more than 400 events last year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is a lot of very different experiences all rolled into one,â&#x20AC;? says Virginia Beach City volunteer Meri Foell. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I generally think if you arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t volunteering, you are just missing out on giving something back to the community.â&#x20AC;? For more information on volunteering, please visit www. sandlercenter.org/volunteers. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Submitted by Sandler Center for the Performing Arts

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VCA Animal Hospitals, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest animal hospital chain, and its nonproďŹ t partner organization, VCA Charities, have come together to raise awareness and funds for local companion animal nonproďŹ ts.

In the campaign, Pennies for Pets, VCA Airline Boulevard, VCA Animal Care Center, VCA Todds Lane, and VCA Boulevard will be collecting donations for Veterans Moving Forward by allowing customers to round up their transaction amounts to the nearest dollar to beneďŹ t the charity and its work on behalf of veterans. Veterans Moving Forward is

a nonproďŹ t community organization that is dedicated to providing service dogs to veterans with physical and/ or mental health challenges at no cost to the veteran. The campaign runs through June. As a thank you, donors receive promotional items while supplies last. For more information, please visit www.VCAhospitals.com

Samantha Lynn Kiss of Chesapeake won the The Virginia Center for the Bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Letters About Literature contest for 2017 for students in grades 9-12. A program of Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the contest encourages students in grades 4-12 to read a book, poem, or speech and write to that author about how the book affected them. Out of more than 1,000 entries, state-wide honors for Virginia winners were awarded by grade levels. Samantha Lynn Kiss wrote to David Levithan about the book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Boy Meets Boy.â&#x20AC;? Virginia Center for the Book director Jane Kulow honored winners during the 2017 Virginia Festival of the Book Opening Ceremony on March 22, in Charlottesville at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library. Each winner received a $100 prize and the donation of a book to their school or local library.

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Mid-Atlantic Regional Underwater Robotics Competition April 22, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Dominion University Recreation and Wellness Center nauticus.org Teams of local elementary, middle school, high school, home school, and com-

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Virginia WWI and WWII ProďŹ les of Honor Tour April 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., rotunda, Newport News Marriott, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News 757-926-1428, cmorales@nnva.gov. Legion of Valor annual conference attendees and the public can visit a 36-foot long museum on wheels that features stories and artifacts from dozens of Virginians who served in World War I and World War II, as well as a fullscale model of an M5A1 Stuart Tank. Visitors are asked to bring World War I- and World War II-related photographs, letters, and documents to be scanned, preserved and made publicly accessible in the Library of Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s archives.

9th Annual Seagrove Celebration of Spring Pottery Tour April 22-23, 9 a.m.5 p.m., Seagrove, N.C. 336-707-9124, contact@ discoverseagrove.com, www.discoverseagrove. com Self-guided tour of individual pottery galleries, studios and workshops in the pottery capital of the United States. More than 55 local potters will host kiln openings, studio tours and demonstrations. The tour is held at participating shops located from the downtown city center and throughout the country side. Free and open to the public.

Phoebus Spring Fling and Craft Beer Festival April 22, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m., Phoebus, Mellen Street, Hampton http://phoebusvaevents. com/, 757-722-1575 Food, beverages, vendors, jewelry and crafts, doggie costume contest, and a childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activity area.

19th Annual EllaFest Concert Finale featuring Lizz Wright April 22, 8 p.m., Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Ave., Newport News 757-247-8950, downinggross@nnva.gov Part of the celebration of Ella Fitzgeraldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 100th birthday in the city where she was born, Newport News. Lizz Wright is a vocalist and composer who synthesizes R&B, jazz, folk, blues, and gospel.

VBgov.com/EarthDay Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will provide innovative ways to green your lifestyle. Event highlights include the drive-thru AAA Recycling Zone, live music, a green market, Zen zone, dumpster painting, and childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities. This event is presented by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation, in partnership with the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission.

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April 22-23, Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk Call to pre-register for classes at 757-441-5830 ext. 338, www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org

Hampton Roads Metro Band Concert April 23, 2 -3 p.m., Nauticus, One Waterside Drive, Norfolk nauticus.org To celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the Battleship Wisconsinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s commissioning, enjoy a patriotic concert under her 16-inch guns.

Grant Writing Workshop April 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Slover Library, 235 E. Plume St., Norfolk www.norfolkgrantwriting.eventbrite.com, 757550-4047 SciTechLife presents a workshop for organizations to gain the tools for successfully grant funding. Participants receive training, samples and a certiďŹ cate. $99, registration required.

Earth Day Celebration April 22, rain date April 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mount Trashmore Park, Virginia Beach

April 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Intracoastal Waterway at the Great Bridge in Chesapeake www.hamptonroadsduckrace.org Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Health Investment Program (CHIP) of South Hampton Roads is raising funds for health and school readiness. Free event includes music, food, games for children and culminates in thousands of little yellow rubber ducks being dropped from a crane and racing down the waterway for cash and prizes. Tickets are $5 each at selling sites and at the event on the day of the race.

Spring Tasting Tour April 23, 1-3 p.m., HofďŹ&#x201A;er Creek Wildlife Preserve, 4510 Twin Pines Road, Churchland area of Portsmouth www.hofďŹ&#x201A;ercreek.org/ events, 757-686-8684 Local naturalist, survival expert and author Vickie Shufer will lead a walk through the Preserve collecting dandelions, chickweed, and other springtime edibles, while explaining the nutritional value. The tour will conclude with participants sharing their collections in a Spring Greens salad. All participants should wear long pants, sturdy shoes, a hat, and insect repellent. Cost is $10 for member, $18 for

nonmembers. Registration required.

Hampton Roads Youth Poetry Slam Festival Finals April 23, 4-7 p.m., Zeiders American Dream Theatre, Virginia Beach www.TWPTheMovement.org Slam Fest â&#x20AC;&#x2122;17 is a monthlong competition showcasing young artists from Hampton Roads ages 13-19 in competitive performance poetry that blends written tradition with lyricism, positive music and stage acumen.

Kiwanis â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pancake Paloozaâ&#x20AC;? April 25, 5:30-8 p.m., IHOP 15447 Warwick Blvd., Newport News Roger Diehl rogerdiehl55@aol.com, 757369-0015, www.denbighkiwanis.org/ All you can eat pancakes and community fellowship to help support the Denbigh Kiwanis Club, including door prizes and a rafďŹ&#x201A;e. Cost: $10 Adults / $5 Children under 12

Virginia Beach Kindergarten Registration event April 25, 9 a.m., all Virginia Beach elementary schools, except Newtown and Bettie F. Williams www.vbschools.com/ kindergarten , 757-2631088. Parents of children who turn 5 years old on or before Sept. 30 can register their child for kindergarten at this event, which includes an open house for future students and their parents, tours of the school and an overview of the kindergarten program. Students also will get to experience a school bus ride and meet with kindergarten teachers while parents ďŹ ll out the necessary registration paperwork.


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Chesapeake woman creates a new dimension, in a graphic novel By Victoria Bourne The Virginian-Pilot CHESAPEAKE

Kelly Guillory created a tree house in another dimension. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping people will want to come see. The fantasy world takes shape in a small ofďŹ ce/studio with side-by-side desks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one for her and the other for husband Michael Rogers. Guillory, 34, is one-half of the Ashur Collective, which she co-founded with her friend, Jaime Acocella. Their motto? â&#x20AC;&#x153;All killer. No ďŹ ller.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We do fantasy and horror, mainly,â&#x20AC;? said Guillory, who moved to Chesapeake from Detroit about eight months ago. Acocella, 30, hails from New Jersey. They found each other through online gaming in the early 2000s. Guilloryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the artist and art director, and Acocella is the editor. Both write the stories. They collaborate by text, instant messenger and the cloud, Guillory said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We both come up with ideas, but she gives me free range to develop the story,â&#x20AC;? Acocella said. Guillory said the work has deďŹ ned their friendship. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve produced two selfpublished products. The ďŹ rst, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blood Money: The Road to Detroit,â&#x20AC;? was released in 2013 as a book and graphic novel. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also when the pair met for the ďŹ rst time in person. Their latest self-published comic book, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other World,â&#x20AC;? came out in July. The

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work, which features the tree house and the alternate dimension that people fall into, is intended to be the ďŹ rst of a series. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s available online and at Local Heroes in Norfolk. Guillory said she scoured Photoshop to ďŹ nd just the right digital brushes for her chosen hues. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really like the watercolor ones â&#x20AC;&#x201C; theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re my favorite,â&#x20AC;? she said. Guillory prints the comics at her home. It takes eight hours to produce 20 copies on her graphic printer, she said. And then thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the trimming, collating and binding. ASheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also illustrating the next installment of the series, which should be available around May, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of work,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth it to have control over everything.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very happy when people buy it and feel like theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve gotten their moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth,â&#x20AC;? she added. Local Heroes owner Greg Thompson said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not unusual for comic artists to self-publish. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the best way to get noticed by a publisher because it shows you can tell a sequential story, he said. Some self-published titles sell well, Thompson said, but none match sales for works produced by DC, Marvel or Image comics. Digital copies of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other Worldâ&#x20AC;? sell for $2.50 online; $4.50 in print. Thompson said he makes a point of putting local new releases alongside the big names before moving them back to the shopâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local shelf. Guillory considers herself a professional artist â&#x20AC;&#x201C; artwork

Kelly Guillory, who writes, illustrates, prints, cuts, trims and binds her own comic books at her ofďŹ ce in Chesapeake, discusses one of her works, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other World,â&#x20AC;? (below) on April 7. Guillory recently moved to Hampton Roads from Detroit and works on the comics with her friend, Jaime Acocella.

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adorns the walls of her ofďŹ ce â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but she is also a freelance graphic designer. Her husband supports her passion, she said, but sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d tell others interested in creating comics not to quit their day jobs. Rogers works for a health insurance company. Acocella works full time as an associate manager at a chain beauty store. She said choosing to self-publish gave the duo the ability to tackle issues without having to censor themselves. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other Worldâ&#x20AC;? has a female character who is a police ofďŹ cer by day and vigilante by night. The character is inspired by Guilloryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aunt, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a police ofďŹ cer in Detroit, Guillory said. Another character is gay.

Guillory, who identiďŹ es as French Creole, bisexual and gender-ďŹ&#x201A;uid, said she likes exploring marginalized characters and showing the value of diversity. Acocella said characters also struggle with mental health. But all of these things are revealed gradually over time, they said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make the issues too blatantly obvious, even though theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re always there,â&#x20AC;? Acocella said. The story ultimately is about magic and family, love and life, Guillory said. Over the course of the series, characters will grow old and die, some will have children, some wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t, she said. The series begins in the 1970s and is planned to conclude 400 years later. Superpowers also

appear. Acocella said the tree house is a safe place for anyone who winds up in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Other World.â&#x20AC;? Both creators are looking forward to rolling out more of their story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people are going to tell you that youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re crazy,â&#x20AC;?

Guillory said of people who might want to follow in her footsteps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll tell you a bunch of things â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s your book.â&#x20AC;? Victoria Bourne, 757-2225563, victoria.bourne@ pilotonline.com

| Feeding a bear or allowing a bear to feed on trash or birdseed is illegal in Virginia Continued from C1

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or â&#x20AC;&#x153;save it.â&#x20AC;? When sensing danger, a female bear will typically send her cub(s) up a tree and leave the area. In such cases, the female will almost always return to gather up the cub(s) when no people or

pets are around, usually after dark. Preventing problems with bears is a shared responsibility between the citizens of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Always remember that a bear is a wild animal,

and that it is detrimental to the bear, as well as illegal in Virginia, to feed a bear under any circumstances. Even allowing a bear to feed on trash or birdseed is illegal. You can help manage the Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s black bear population and Keep Bears Wild.

If you experience a bear problem after taking appropriate steps of prevention, please call the Wildlife ConďŹ&#x201A;ict Helpline at 855-571-9003. Please visit www.dgif. virginia.gov/wildlife/bear to view videos, print a brochure, read more about

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Young gamers teach software development By Amir Vera The Virginian-Pilot

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Power Rangers:â&#x20AC;? Five ordinary teens must

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1 p.m. Beauty and the Beast 3-D (PG) 4 p.m. KONG: Skull Island 3-D (PG-13) 7 p.m. Life (R)

Schedule is subject to change. For your weekly movie showtimes and more, check out the Navy MidAtlantic Region MWR website at discovermwr.com.

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Noah Rakes has always liked video games, but last summer he wanted to learn how to create them. The 14-year-old downloaded game development software called Unity and began his journey. He wanted to create a survival game, but soon found out that creating a video game wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t so easy. So he decided to go to more of a ďŹ ghting game modeled after Segaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Streets of Rage.â&#x20AC;? Then he ran into another problem: The characters he created couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t move. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to use all the codes, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get a lot of errors,â&#x20AC;? he said. Luckily, his father, Kwame Rakes, heard about an event called PixelFest at Slover Library where Noah could hone his software development skills. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This gives us the opportunity to plug into his passion,â&#x20AC;? Rakes said. The second year of the gaming event, known this year as PixelFest 2.017, was April 7-9. Jeremy Alessi, founder of the Norfolk-based game development studio Midnight Status, said more than 4,000 people attended the inaugural three-day event last year. This year, there were about 1,300 people at Slover Library on its ďŹ rst day.

Amir Vera | The Virginian-Pilot Max Golovsky, left, and Kadin Benjamin, right, show Noah Rakes how to code and make video games at the second annual PixelFest on April 9. Max and Kadin, both 16, taught three coding classes over the three-day event at Slover Library in Norfolk.

Alessi said he is all about teaching the next generation of gamers. Two of his students from Norfolk Collegiate, Max Golovsky and Kadin Benjamin, taught the basics of Unity software during the event. Noah was one of the students the two 16-year-olds took under their wing. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want people to understand why the stick ďŹ gure moves,â&#x20AC;? Max said. He and Kadin also taught Noah how to make a camera move with a character in a ďŹ rst-person game and how to get a character to speak and jump. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean much if you can write down a piece of code; youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to understand what

it means.â&#x20AC;? Noah said he wants to continue designing and developing video games when he gets older. He began playing games when he was 4. Jackson Pendleton, 14, another student of Kadin and Max, said he wants to go into the ďŹ eld of information technology. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a gamer for about 10 years, like Noah. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gets people who arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t into games or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t play a lot of games to learn about games, play games and make games,â&#x20AC;? Jackson said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great thing.â&#x20AC;? Kadin said what drew him into gaming and game development was that â&#x20AC;&#x153;it combines

a lot of interesting things. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like a potluck of skillsâ&#x20AC;? because he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to specialize in one speciďŹ c task. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It combines art, storytelling and logic.â&#x20AC;? Getting people involved in development and programming early could turn Hampton Roads into a gaming hub, Alessi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is just the direction that all economics are going. Everything is becoming more technical,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It starts with people making games. Then they make the iPhone or Facebook.â&#x20AC;? Amir Vera, 757-446-2705, amir.vera@pilotonline.com

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Singer Salvant, pianist Diehl prove to be a perfect coupling By Dan Duke The Virginian-Pilot

Cecile McLorin Salvant, accompanied by pianist Aaron Diehl, lived up to her billing in a concert April 9 in Norfolk. The 27-year-old singerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album won a Grammy for best vocal jazz album, and past reviews praised her voice, stage presence and knack for mining the ďŹ rst half of the last century for great songs. With little fanfare, no warmup act and a brief greeting to the audience, she and Diehl quickly laid down their marker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; there would be ďŹ rst-class jazz for the 160 or so people packed into the sold-out Robin Hixon Theater of the Virginia Arts Festival. They showed particular brilliance over the course of ďŹ ve songs, the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core. They formed a string of pearls, songs from different eras, to

tell a story about love while delighting the crowd with their technical skill and artistry. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Face the Music and Dance,â&#x20AC;? a 1936 Irving Berlin song, is about throwing caution to the wind and taking a chance on love. Salvant and Diehl danced with the song, turning it like a jewel to admire different facets. Salvantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich, deep voice resonated nicely with lines like â&#x20AC;&#x153;soon weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be without the moon, humming a different tune.â&#x20AC;? Then Salvant said she would sing three songs about â&#x20AC;&#x153;three options.â&#x20AC;? You could say they were three possible outcomes for those who face the music to dance. Option One. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Guess Who I Saw Todayâ&#x20AC;? was written for a 1952 Broadway revue and made popular by Nancy Wilson. A woman tells her husband, who has come home late

voice. Option Two. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild Women Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Have the Blues,â&#x20AC;? recorded by Ida Cox in 1924, takes a rollicking approach to love: Be a wild woman who â&#x20AC;&#x153;can tell any man to go to hell if that man doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how to act right.â&#x20AC;? Here, Salvant delivered humor and power with sass and class. She showed how to sing soft and high with Courtesy of Mark Fitton strength, where an average Cecile McLorin Salvantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest singer might go for growling album won a Grammy for best and shouting. Diehl put on a vocal jazz album. She perjazz blues clinic. formed a concert accompanied Option Three: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Balby pianist Aaron Diehl on April lad of the Shape of Things,â&#x20AC;? 9 in Norfolk. written by Sheldon Harnick from work, who she saw today (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fiddler on the Roofâ&#x20AC;?) and in town in a â&#x20AC;&#x153;French cafe and recorded by The Kingston barâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a couple across the Trio in 1962. The exquisitely room who were obviously in clever lyrics focus on four love. Salvant sang it like she shapes: circle, the runaround was living it, registering the a woman gets from her man; shock, anger and pain in her square, his brush-off note; expression and, especially, her rectangle, the box he was laid

low in; and triangle, a diaper, â&#x20AC;&#x153;a prize I had no wish to win; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lasting memory that my true love gave to me.â&#x20AC;? Again, Salvant embodied the story as she turned a pretty theater tune into jazz and effortlessly (or so it seemed) created real emotion. Her delivery of the last line was Oscar-worthy, conveying an ocean of feelings in a mother holding a baby of such origins and knowing this dance with love will have no end. In the middle of all that, Diehl played a long solo with his left hand, an uptempo, relentless exploration of the bass line of the song and his instrument. (There were moments, especially early on, when the audience wanted to applaud a Diehl solo but held back in deference to the singer resuming. There was no holding back here.)

To ďŹ nish the story, they offered the 1934 jazz standard â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Only Have Eyes for You.â&#x20AC;? Not the dreamy pop version of the Flamingos or Art Garfunkel, but a dizzying tour de force. Singer and pianist pulled this song apart and rebuilt it like a Picasso painting. On some songs, Diehl laid down the theme, then stopped and looked at his singer. Dramatically, Salvant would begin. For other songs, he would build up a head of steam and she would ďŹ nd just the right moment to jump on board. Their chemistry was a delight. Salvant created wonderful moments in her songs. She and Diehl made for a wonderful night of jazz in Norfolk. Dan Duke, 757-446-2545, dan.duke@pilotonline.com

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Alice Cooper: The spectacle, April 26; The interview, now By Yiorgio Flagship correspondent

Alice Cooper, guillotines, snakes, songs — the full stage experience will be at Chrysler Hall April 26. Tickets are available at w w w. s e v e n v e n u e s . c o m / events/detail/spend-the-nightwith-alice-cooper. He’s with me to answer questions on everything from his concerts to working with WWE Legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts to Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and so much more. Yiorgo (Y): Can you set the record straight about the band’s name, Alice Cooper? Is it really after Alice Ghostley, the actress, from the TV show Mayberry RFD? Alice Cooper (AC): I never even heard of that one there. Yea, Alice Cooper, the whole idea behind it, was to upset every cart in America. Here we were this band that was doing theatrics, snakes and guillotines and all the things — we were like a traveling Halloween show — and to give the name of the band something dark would not be our band’s sense of humor. But we gave the band the name Alice Cooper, like somebody’s aunt making cookies, a non-threatening name, and it works. Those two words were picked out of thin air. There were all these stories that we picked our name with ouija boards. It was none of that. It was us sitting down and saying, it would be better, more of our sense of humor, to be called Alice Cooper. Y: What were your high school years like? AC: Our cross-country coach was also our journalism teacher, and he encouraged

Courtesy of Alice Cooper Alice Cooper, right, is pictured with professional wrestler Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Damian, Jake’s snake, in 1987 promoting WWF’s Wrestlemania III at the Pontiac Silverdome.

creative writing and using our imagination. And here is the crazy thing. All of us were four-year lettermen, and we were jocks with long hair on the cross country team. We projected an image of surrealism, and three of us from the band were art majors, so we studied surrealism, and we added that into our show, and when we finally did make it, people did not know what to think about us. Y: So when did you make it? AC: Here is the deal. A band like us was a great show band. They did not necessarily come to see us because of our music. They came to see the spectacle. Then all of a sudden, we got with our producer Bob Ezrin, who ended up being like George Martin of the Beatles, taking the songs that we had and turning them into hit records. Without him, I think we would have probably gone away. You cannot deny a band that has 14 top hit singles. We had as many as anybody out

there. Then once you have a hit single, now you are different, you are viable. So its very odd for a band with our image to have sold 50-75 million records. Y: What should your fans expect to see at the show? AC: When they come to the show now, what it boils down to it, they really want to hear those songs. There’s 30 albums out there, and each one depicts a little area of their life, so they want to hear it and to sound like the album. You know when we do a five-hour rehearsal, four hours of it is on the music. Also they expect to see the guillotine, the giant Frankenstein, the nurse and all the stuff that goes with Alice Cooper. But what I think shocks them is the fact that they have heard the name Alice Cooper for 50 years, so they may be expecting Alice to walk through the show, sort of like an oldies show, and what they get is something so high-energy and so rock-’n’-roll that most of the

young bands can’t stay with us. It’s very high;energy; we don’t give the audience a chance to catch their breath. We do 30 songs in the show, and every single song has some sort of a theatrical devise, and on top of it, I have the top-touring band of anybody out there. We kill the audience just with that. I have been with the same manager for 48 years — Jeff Gordon. We still doesn’t have a contract after 48 years; we are best friends. My guitar player Ryan Roxie and base player Chuck Garric have been together for almost 20 years. Ryan used to play with Slash and Chuck with Dio, Glenn Sobel our drummer just got voted best drummer in rock’n’-roll. Tommy Henriksen is another guitar player that is also a writer and producer. Our lead player is a 27-year-old girl named Hurricane Nita Strauss — a blond girl who looks like a model and plays like Jimmy Hendricks. So I surround myself with the best players who

get out there and rock the audience. This band is a total show band; they can really turn it on. Y: Can you share your WWF experience working with Jake “The Snake” Roberts? AC: We did the Silver Dome in Detroit, Michigan, with over 90,000 people. It was during the time of the classic wrestlers like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Junkyard Dog, Randy Savage. I kind of walked into it. They said it was Detroit, its your hometown. We have Jake the Snake, and with your connection with snakes, your theatricality, you’re from Detroit: This should really be fun. They asked me if I wanted to do it, and I said absolutely. Jake’s snake was not really a very nice snake. It was big and really angry about everything, and we really had to be very careful handling it. It was really amazing to see how hard these guys actually hit each other. And they don’t back off. They know they are going to get hit. And at the same time, when they hit a guy with a chair, they really hit him with a chair. The funny thing I remember about the back, there were these four midgets that were wrestlers, and they were going to wrestle Andre the Giant. And at the end of the thing, they were yelling at Andre saying, “You’re not suppose to slam us!” And Andre says, “Oh I’m sorry!” It was really great. I felt like I really fit right in! Y: Can you share a “wow” moment or two in your life? AC: Yes I have a couple of those. There was a Rolling Stone magazine interview about Bob Dylan, and they asked him who do you like, and he said, “I think Alice Cooper is the most underrated

songwriter.” I did not even know that Bob Dylan knew I was alive. He said, “Alice is a very good songwriter and a great lyricist.” That is as high a praise as you can get. The other is that the Beatles were pretty solid Alice Cooper fans. The song “Elected” was John Lennon’s favorite Alice Cooper song. We have this other band called Hollywood Vampires with Johnny Depp, Joe Perry and myself and Duff McKagan. We do songs for all of our dead drunk friends — guys we use to drink with that have passed away. So we are recording the album at Johnny Depp’s house, and Johnny Depp gives guitar lessons to Joe Perry --he is that good. Johnny is a great guitar player. And as we are recording, Paul McCartney walks in sits down at the piano and says, “We are going to record this song that I wrote for Badfinger. Alice you take the high part, Johnny you take the middle. We sat there and did a live version of “Come and Get it,” and we are all looking at each other saying, “That’s Paul McCartney.” I’ve known Paul for 35 years but still being in a studio and being in a band singing with him is a totally different thing than just knowing him. Now that was a wild moment for me. He is actually listening to what my ideas were. To be in a band with him, and I’m a big part on one of his tracks, is just amazing to me. I never thought that would ever happen to me. Yiorgio is a Hampton Roads arts, entertainment and sports writer. An movie actor, he is also an educator, motivational speaker, and is involved in professional wrestling.

Sports Top paddleboarders competing April 18-23 in North Carolina From Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club

About the West Marine Carolina Cup Organized by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, sanctioned by the World Paddle Association, and based at Blockade Runner Beach Resort, West Marine Carolina Cup attracted most of the top professional paddlers in the world in 2016, as well as amateur and elite racers from practically every state in the nation. The 2017 Carolina Cup itinerary, April 18-23, incorporates the renowned World SUP Tour Graveyard Race, a demanding and grueling 13.2-mile ocean and flatwater race; the 6.5-mile Money Island Open Race; the 3.5-mile Harbor Island Recreational Race; the 9-mile, 6-person Outrigger (OC-6) Blockade Runner Flatwater Race; the new 4-person SUP Dragon World Series; and the popular Kids Race for children 7 to 14. Competitors include Olympians, world-record holders, champions, professionals, amateurs, and first-time paddlers. All races, clinics, demos, plus the expo and trade show All races, clinics, demos, plus the expo and trade show will originate at host hotel Blockade Runner Beach Resort.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, N.C.

The fastest standup paddleboard woman in the world, and world’s topranked each year since 2012, Annabel Anderson will seek her fifth consecutive victory at the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup, April 18-23. Now in its seventh year, the 2017 West Marine Carolina Cup is a stand-up paddleboard race, presented by SurfTech. It includes five courses: a kids race, the Harbor Island Recreational “fun” race, Money Island open race, six-man outrigger race on Sunday and the renowned Graveyard Elite Race. In 2016, the West Marine Carolina Cup attracted thousands of paddlers to Wrightsville Beach. In a recent interview with Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club, Anderson shared her thoughts about the upcoming Cup competition, how she maintains her dominance, a glimpse into other aspects of life in New Zealand, and how she feels about returning to the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur racers in Wrightsville Beach. Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club (WBPC): Congratulations on maintaining your No. 1 world ranking for yet another year! How do you continue to be so successful? Annabel Anderson (AA): Thank you! Winning once is hard, performing and winning consistently over time is just plain difficult. There’s something that pops up every year to test you, and taking these challenges in stride makes you stronger over time. Staying mentally fresh is something that is impor-

Courtesy Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club Annabel Anderson, a four-time winner of the Carolina Cup Graveyard Race, and the fastest woman paddleboard racer.

tant, and I do this by having a defined off-season to allow me to do other things. I spent a lot of the winter back home in the South Island of New Zealand designing and building a house, and riding and racing mountain bikes. It’s kept me out of mischief! WBPC: How does it feel and what is it like being a global role model? AA: It’s both a privilege and a responsibility and one that I take seriously. There are always eyes on you, and you have to lead by example. Like everyone, I’m faced with significant challenges on a day-to-day basis and have to rise to the occasion and overcome these. I’ve had some bumps in the road to overcome off the water in the past year. When people see that you face the same

things they do, it gives them a lot of belief that they too can rise to the occasion and overcome whatever they are facing. WBPC: Are you excited about returning to North Carolina, defending your championship, and going after victory No. 5 at the Carolina Cup? AA: I’m always excited to come back to Wrightsville Beach! I love the chance to catch up with good friends, to meet new ones and spend a couple of hours in the pain cave grinding it out around the Graveyard course. A lot can happen out on that course, so I’ll just focus on putting together a complete race. It’s hard to believe that this will be my fifth trip to North Carolina. WBPC: What are your

thoughts about the Graveyard Race, its degree of difficulty, and your strategy to win this year? AA: The Graveyard is one of the classics. It’s got a bit of everything to test our entire skill set. You never really know what direction you’ll be going until just before the start and there are so many different factors that contribute to trying to put together a complete performance. My strategy is what it always is – to roll my own race and make it from the start to the finish. WBPC: The Carolina Cup is a long trip from New Zealand. How do you prepare for the race and adjust your body clock? AA: Plain and simple, it’s the roughest trip I have all year, and it can really knock you around. I try to arrive a

couple of days beforehand. I coach all day Thursday and have event commitments on Friday, which means Carolina Cup is a true marathon test of stamina to survive the travel, race week and then make it through the actual race itself! WBPC: Who will be your key competitors at West Marine Carolina Cup in 2017? AA: While the depth of talent is always talked about in the men’s field, it’s almost stronger and more condensed in the women’s field. There are a lot of girls who are extremely hungry for a win to stake their name and claim in the sport right now. You can expect the usual suspects of Candice Appleby, Sonni Honscheid, Terrene Black, Shae Foudy, Angie Jackson and Fiona Wylde to be dangerous, but there are some dark horses outside of these names that I’ll be looking out for that I know are very

hungry. WBPC: What’s new in your life since Carolina Cup 2016? AA: It is hard to believe another year has rolled around already! I have quietly launched Salty Sweaty Coaching, sharing my 20 years of training and racing experience at the highest levels with others, both remotely and in a squad environment, helping people develop skills and achieve their personal goals. I’ve already seen some incredible progress with the people I’ve been working with, and I get a huge amount of satisfaction seeing this. Look out for some very good excuses to come and play in some very rad places in the coming months. People are welcome to come and speak with me during the Carolina Cup to find out more or contact me online at www.annabel-anderson.com/ coaching.


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Dental - Part Time Dental Assistant Experienced only in Chairside Assisting. Call 757-397-3296; fax resume 757-397-0893.

SECURITY GUARDS

PART TIME (Varied hours, 2 LOCATIONS approximately 20 hrs per week) Monday-Sunday. Sandler Family Campus/Simon Family JCC is seeking reliable qualified candidates for part time Security Officer positions. Must have flexibility for a varied shift schedule. Campus Security Officers (unarmed) provide basic security operations and customer service for the Campus and affiliate agencies; to ensure the safety and security of employees, members, visitors and the facilities. Complete background check required. Qualifications: l Two years related work experience in security, law enforcement, or military police and a high school diploma; or an equivalent combination of experience and education l DCJS certified l Valid driver's license and DMV record with no pending misdemeanor or felony charges or convictions l Professional appearance and attitude l Ability to interaction well with people l Strong commitment to customer service l Ability to operate windows based computer system Applications available at SFC/JCC, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Va. Beach, VA 23462 or Submit resumes to: resumes@ujft.org Based on experience: Hourly salary starting @ $10.00 per hr. EOE.

DIRECTOR OF NURSING Lake Taylor Transitional Care Hospital seeks a bright, enthusiastic,hospitality-minded person to direct our 192-bed nursing department. The Director of Nursing ("DON") is responsible for directing Unit Managers and the effective overall management to provide quality care to all patient/residents. g Ensures compliance with all facility and regulatory agency standards. g Current VA RN licensure. g Progressive management experience in a long-term, or post-acute care setting preferred. TO APPLY: Online: www.laketaylor.org/careers Email: jobs@laketaylor.org Fax: (757) 321-4808 In Person: 1309 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502 EOE

Maintenance CUSTODIAL & FLOOR TECHS FT. 2nd shift- Mon-Fri, Good starting pay, Benefits. Exp. preferred. Call 757-749-4081 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon-Fri, EOE.

PIER POINTE CONDOMINIUMS

Exercise Physiologist

SEEKING PART-TIME CUSTODIAN

Virginia Beach/Norfolk

25 Hrs/Week. Norfolk. Please submit your resume to unitedproperty.org. Questions contact the HR Department: 757-963-9273.

FT position in an outpatient PT setting working closely with Orthopaedic surgeons, PTs, and Hand Therapists. Programs include sports medicine, hand and spine therapy, and work conditioning. State of the art equipment and excellent benefits. Please email letter of interest with resume to beckerd@atlanticortho.com

Part-Time/ Seasonal

Immanuel Care Home Healthcare

is Hiring! We are seeking PCA’s, CNA’s, NA’s and RN’s. Flexible hours. Please contact Human Resources at 757-547-8400 or send resumes to fax#757-548-7766 or immanuelcare2002@gmail.com.

Konikoff Dental Assoc Inc.

seeks Endodontist in Chesapeake, VA to diagnose & treat patients & lead endodontic division. Exp teaching endodontic microsurgery & VA Dental license req'd. Resume: 1533 Volvo Parkway Ste 100, Chesapeake, VA 23320 Lake Taylor Hospital is hiring for all Healthcare Related Positions. Visit our website at www.laketaylor.org for more information.

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General Repairs Home Improvements AIR-DUCT CLEANING

Brick Repairs & Point Up, Walls, Steps, Etc. Semi-Retired Stone Mason, Earl Smith, AKA Stone Smith. Free Est & Great Prices. You Won’t Find A Better Man. 757-270-0578

SPRINGTIME’S HERE!ADDITIONS,ALUMINUM SUNROOMS,CUSTOM DECKS ....All your home improvement needs, too.***$2000 OFF NEW SUNROOM!!*** GREAT SAVINGS ON NEW ADDITIONS!**QUALITY GUARANTEED! 30 YRS EXP! Call Addition All @ 757-460-DECK(3325)

Catering

100% Drainage & Yard Cleanup, Shrub &

Landscape/Gardening Tree Removal, Pruning, Tractor Work & Grading, French Drains, Mulching, 757-282-3823

COMPLETE YARD WORK-Weeding, mulching, trimming, planting & transplanting of grass, trees & shrubbery. Clean Ups, 25 Yrs Exp. 757-918-4152.

YARD MAINTENANCE

Cut, Edge & Blow. 757-560-0744. 757-580-7913

Lawn Maintenance 100% YARD CLEAN UP, Mulching, Shrub Removal & Trimming, Flower Bed Clean-Out, Tractor Work & Grading. 757-282-3823.

Electrical Work 10% OFF ABSOLUTELY ANY JOB

Affordable Cuts - Landscaping, Lawn & Tree Service, Edging & Mulching. Grass Cut - Minimum Charge $60. Lic & Ins. Credit Cards Accepted, We Do Anything In The Yard. Free Est. 472-8370

KM GRASS MOWING

Free Estimates $100 OFF ANY BREAKER BOX COLE ELECTRIC - 498-2653

RELIABLE. FREE ESTIMATES. 757-685-5180

Decks & Fencing

MOBILE MECHANIX

ACTION ONE FENCE & DECK

Custom wood, alum., chain link, vinyl. Quality work, great prices. Free Est. 35 Yrs. Exp. 757-438-7057.

Floors FLOOR SPECIALISTS

Sales, installations & repair. Hwd installation & refinishing, carpet, ceramic/laminate. 769-6457.

We Service All Lawn Mowers & Tractors Including John Deere

757-478-3474

Moving-Hauling #1 Trash Hauling, Asphalt Repair, Demolition, Scrap Metal, Junk Car, Concrete, Appliance & Equip Removal. Asbestos Removal. 757-718-1072 (A) FAMILY TRASH MAN

Household, demo inside & out, construction sites, dumpster drop off, backhoe work. We haul it all! 20 yrs exp, lic & ins. 485-1414

NEW FLOORING FAST!!

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

Garages D&W Garages - 20x24' $15,995; 24x24' $17,995; 24x30’ $20,995; w/Slab & Vinyl Siding. Call 465-0115 or 362-1833. dandwgarages.com

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

Plastering/Drywall A1 PLASTER & REPAIR 32 Yrs Exp.

Small Repair Specialist. Affordable Pricing. Licensed & Insured.We Get The Job Done! 237-5999

DRYWALL REPAIRS 757-497-DONE (3663) SPECIALIZING IN CEILINGS

Walls, Cracks, Circle Ceilings & All. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. 757-695-7755.

Plumbing/Heating/Air NORFOLK PLUMBING, INC. “THE ORIGINAL” 757-466-0644 “YOUR PLUMBERS IN THE BRIGHT YELLOW TRUCKS”

Power Washing EXTREME POWER WASHING

Deck staining, windows, gutters, painting, odd jobs. Experience & Ref’s. 757-615-3070.

Roofing-Guttering ADVANCED ROOFING SYSTEMS Residential Re-Roofing. 29 Years Exp. Reasonable Rates. 757-523-0044 roofingcompanyvirginiabeachva.com CALVIN’S ROOFING REPAIR - Roofing of all

WHY PAY MORE?

Great Prices! Family business since 1960. Concrete R Us. Call 757-297-6698

Pest Control

electrical, plumbing, painting, gutter cleaning & more. Sr Discounts. Lic’d & Ins’d. 757-619-1386.

Brick Block Work

S & H Enterprise 20 Yrs. Concrete Exp. All types of concrete work driveways, stamped & exposed. We Accept Card Cards 652-4050. www.shabazznva.com

pilotezads.com

Chris deBeaufort Home Repair, carpentry,

Hawkins Enterprise, Inc. Specializing in Room Additions, Bathroom & Kitchen Remodeling, & Renovations. We Accept Credit Cards. Lic & Ins’d. 466-7272

Concrete/Asphalt

Temporary/seasonal (10 positions) work performing manual and machine tasks associated with production and harvesting of peaches, cherries, nectarines and apples for fresh/processed market from 5/15/17 to 11/1/17 at Bear Mountain Orchards, Inc., Aspers PA. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of prior experience harvesting fruit trees for fresh market. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry up to 50 lbs., exposure to extreme temperatures, repetitive movements, extensive pushing and pulling, walking and frequent stooping. $12.19 AEWR or applicable piece rate depending on crop activity. Bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours for the total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonable able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers no later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears or PA CareerLink, Adams County, 150 V Twin Drive, Gettysburg PA 17325. Provide copy of this ad. Job Order #10840192.

services

DIVORCE/WILLS

Boxwood Inn Join us for Lunch - 11AM-3PM Tuesday-Saturday. Located at 10 Elmhurst St (just off Warwick Blvd near the old train station). Great menu at a very reasonable price!

Begins 6/1/17. Min. BA, 3 yrs. HR exp., nonprofit pref’d. Exp with Excel and ADP desirable. Send resume w/cover letter & salary history to ccresumes@pilotonline.com, refer to Box # 20592 in the subject line.

Grounds Crew Team Member

Healthcare/ Medical

UNIVERSAL DUCT CLEANING FREE INSPECTIONS Member BBB 757-502-0200

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

Human Resources Human Resources Manager needed.

Located in Norfolk, VA. FT w/benefits. Exp. operating heavy & light equip. Valid DMV, Back ground check and Drug Test req’d. Familiarity with landscaping practices and procedures. $9.00 - $12.00 based on experience. Please email resume to debbiebatliner@woodlawngroup.com E.O.E.

Full time. Will Train. License is a plus. Call 757-744-4421.

757.622.1455

Additions, Sunrooms, Roofs, Decks &

MEDICAL ASSISTANT

needed for multi-physician Orthopaedic practice. Responsibilities consist of assisting w/medical procedures, casting, scribing for physicians, scheudlign appts, insurance authorizatio etc. Exp is a plus but not req. Computer skills w/EMR systems needed. Email chiteside@vismmd.com

Landscaping/ Lawn Maintenance

PEST CONTROL TECHNICIAN

business Attorneys

2 Pc. All New Mattress Sets-In Plastic

Lloyd Flanders Sunroom Wicker Access. ($5K original value) World’s finest and made in USA! Includes 1 ea. sofa and corner tables, magazine rack, etagere and flower stand. In great cond. and color Bordeaux. Spray paint to match your furniture. $2.5K or best offer. Persons interested in all articles preferred. Pictures available. 757-544-5147

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES District 19 Community Services Board Job Opportunities

Education/Training

USED TRAILER SALE !!!

Healthcare/ Medical

General/Other

981: ECC Case Manager 996 Crisis Intervention Provider 528: Substance Abuse Therapist

Virginia Beach Antique Co.

APPLIANCES - Refrigerator $195; Stove $125; Freezer $150; Washer $150; Dryer $125; Dishwasher $100. All Items Like New. DELIVERY AVAIL 757-447-7347

Data Engineer sought by Dominion Enterprises, Norfolk, VA to dsgn &

TUG CAPTAIN / TUG CREW / DECKHANDS Experienced crew & licensed captains may apply online @ W3marine.com or call 757-627-3440

422-4477

Appliances

CDL-Class A Experienced Driver Needed (min 5 yrs exp). Home most weekends. Clean MVR. Sign on Bonus. 757-545-8585

shots, dew claws. $550-$700. 757-613-6651

757-617-4043

I BUY COINS

Engineering/ Architecture

Sheltie Pups-AKC. Sable w/full white collar,

Will Come to You for Antiques

BLUTHNER BABY GRAND PIANO,usually selling for many thousands of dollars, moving, $1000.00 757-397-5710

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

Lab Pups-Yellows & Black, AKC, OFA, hunting pedigree, shots/wormed. $600. 757-642-0833.

YORKIE PUPPIES AKC Reg. Gorgeous. Shots, $1800-2000 tiffntellyorkies.com 757-277-2204

A 45+ Yr. Collector wants to buy Antique

Guns, Knives, Swords, Helmets, US Coins/Paper Money & Local Documents, 757-651-7400.

born 3/16, ready to leave 1st week of May, $600. CKC reg, 252-398-7838.

Yorkie Poo Pups-9 wks., 1st shots/wormed,

24/7. Free Estimates.

ESTATE SALE

parents on premises, shots/wormed. Good w/kids. www.jolindys.com 410-957-1279.

Golden Retriever Pups-2 males, 2 females,

Working or Broken 25 Yrs. Exp. Licensed

Estate Sale

German Shepherd Pups-AKC, lg boned,

Automotive/ Mechanics

B & J MOVING

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

Personal Services OPEN ADOPTION Loving Interracial couple seeking expectant mother and Father interested in open adoption. Husband is retired Navy and wife is stay at home housewife. We have been blessed to have Adopt two boys,Have a blessed day Contact 1-518490-2511 wppate2@aol.com

types-flat, gutters, slate, shingle, torch down/rubber. Free est, 30+ yrs exp. BBB. Lic/Ins 757-382-0031

J.K. ROOFING

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

Call (757) 880-5215

Siding

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

Frank’s Siding & Repairs 227-8964 Repairing Siding & Trim. Also Small & Large Jobs. Lic/Ins. LOW PRICES. BBB A+ RATING.

Tree Service 100% ALL TREE & SHRUB REMOVAL Pruning, Broken Limbs, Bucket Truck, Overgrowth Removal & Cleanup. Lic & Ins. 757-282-3823.

FLOYD'S TREE SERVICE

Pruning. Trimming, Removal. Firewood. Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured. 420-6396

Godwin Tree Service-Over 25 YRS Exp. ProTrimming, total removal, spring sale prices Lic./Ins. Free Est. Member BBB. 237-1285. 816-3759. H AMERICANTREESERVICE.CO H

Free Stump Grinding With Tree Removal H 100% Price Match Guarantee. 757-587-9568 H


Restaurant/ Food Service LINE COOK Are you a line cook looking for a

challenging and rewarding place to work? Sunset Grille in Duck, a fast paced, soundside restaurant, is seeking line cooks preferably experienced but willing to train enthusiastic applicants. Applicants should be willing to work at least 40 hours per week. Sunset Grille offers a competitive starting pay depending upon on experience and reviewable after 60 days. Apply in person at Sunset

Grille, 1264 Duck Road, Duck, NC. Sunset Grille in Duck, NC a busy soundside

restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seeks restaurant help to fill All Positions All Shifts . Experience preferred but if you are willing to learn we are willing to train. Applicants should be willing to work a min. of forty hrs/wk. Apply in person at Sunset Grille, 1264 Duck Rd., Duck, NC.

Ship Building Ship Repair Certified Crane Operator - NCCCO preferred Floating crane & dredge experience TOP pay & benefits - apply @ W3marine.com or call 757-627-3440

Heavy Marine Construction Contractor seeing applicants for the following positions: l Crane Operator: (Must be NCCO Certified) l Certified Welder All applicants should have at least 5 yrs of previous marine/bridge constuction experience. TWIC Card preferred. Excellent fringe benefits EOE/M/F/Disability/Vet. 100% Employee Owned. Call 757-543-1676 to schedule and appointment in our Chesapeake Office.

Telecommunications/ Cable Electronics Installation Tedhnicians Hiring Electronics Installation Technicians, Multiple opportunities. Please visit our website for details. www.atechsys.net/openings

Burial/Cemetery Plot 3 Burial Plots for sale side by side Located in Chester, Va if intersted please call: Randy (804) 919-2375

Colonial Grove-The Garden of Time, 2 side by

side plots, each inclu. MC vault & granite base bronze marker, current value over $13,000. Owner pays transfer, $9000. 757-460-4912.

Rosewood Memorial Park, Va. Beach

4 side-by-side plots in the Singing Tower, Section B, Lots 244, 1 thru 4. $2000 each. 757-495-1856.

For Rent-Condo Sawgrass. Virginia Beach

2 Bed 2 Bath

condo walk or bike to beach (8 blocks). Very nice. First floor. All appliances Fireplce. $1125 a month plus $1125 security. Near Oceana NAS And Dam Neck. Call Rich. 410-925-6244

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

For Lease-Industrial Auto Repair Shop-5000 sq. ft. 4 lifts & equip,

2 offices, good location. Call Fred 499-8000.

Office Warehouse

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

For Rent-Norfolk Apts A Newer Remodeled 1 BR apt., walk-in closet,

E. Ocean View. $650. Water included. 646-2398.

GHENT-8 Great Locations

1 & 2 BR, free heat & hot H20, $650-$995. Meredith Mgmt. 622-8233 www.RENTMEREDITH.com

For Rent-Portsmouth Apts

Antiques & Classics

Automobiles for Sale

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

Honda 2012 Shadow Spirit 750 Fuel injected with Mustang seat, low backrest for passenger,Cobra exhaust. Orange with flames. Like new with 3065 miles always garaged. $5,500 Call Jimmy @ 757641-9733

For Rent-Portsmouth House Churchland, W. Branch, Suffolk Homes, apts,

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

Sport Utility Vehicles

For Rent-Rooms Ches., Paramont Crossing - Shared BA. $125/wk. Incl’s Util, HD Cable, priv fridge Must Have Job & Car. 2012 Paramont Ave. 434-1620 Chesapeake-Gracie Park, Furnished rm, private entrance, half bath, full amenities. Avail now. 1st, & last deposit req’d. $600 mo. 757-354-6789. Greenbrier/Clearfield-Furn rm, kit priv’s,

cable, utils & Wi-Fi inclu. $500 mo. or $125 per wk.+ deposit. Call Brian 757-472-3518.

Kings Grant-Furnished rm, TV. $110 wk. plus dep. Call Eddie 340-4990.

Chevy 2002 Tahoe, green, 4WD, sunroof,

leather, 149K mis., runs great. $4900. 717-3798.

VW 1974 Super Beetle New Paint, Tires, Re-Manufact Eng 757-897-7317 $5800 OBO

Automobiles for Sale Acura Integra 1994 Integra Runs good, inspection good thru April 2017, recently done: Front brakes, battery, timing belt replaced at 72k miles, current mileage 103k. Car has been sitting in a garage and may need some work that is why the asking price is low. 757-646-3681

Norfolk, Wards Corner-On busline, $550 mo.

Utils incl. Priv. entrance. 757-338-7188, 469-4355

Norfolk- Close to airport, pets welcome to share

house w/1 person retired & on Social Security. Lg fenced-in yd, lots of tree, lake behind house. Long term renter wanted. $600-$700 mo. 757-853-8785

Portsmouth Pvt entry Quiet Clean NONsmoker with references only. $120.Wk+Dep 880 4478

Va Bch-Furn or unfurnished, twnhse., off of Bax-

ter Rd. Utils included. No drugs, smokers or heavy drinkers. Background check. $650. 904-210-1210.

VB-Near Oceanfront - 1 Furn’d BR, Quiet, No Smoking/Pets. $550 incl Utils + Dep. 718-1813 VB, Kempsville - Lg. Brick Ranch, Quiet, Fully Furn’d Rm, Sec. Sys., Cable, Internet, All Util. Incl., No Drugs or Alcohol. $550. (757) 718-5345. VB-Furnished, TV, clean. Week’s rent & week’s security $160. Must have job/car. 757-692-7050.

BENTLEY 2008 ARNAGE RL - VERY RARE EXTENDED WHEELBASE EXTREME LUXURY SUPERCAR, NAVY BLUE EXT., TWO-TONE TAN & REAL WOOD INT., REFRIGERATOR WITH BAR AND CONCEALED GLASSWARE, PICNIC TABLES, BLUETOOTH, NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAMERA, ALL OPTIONS, BENTLEY SERVICED RECORDS, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, CLEAR CARFAX, MINT CONDITION. NEW OVER $279,000! CURRENT BOOK OVER $103,000. OFFERED AT $67,500. CALL 1(757)373-3257 VaDlr

For Rent-Va. Beach Apts OCEANA/HILLTOP AREA Newly renovated

throughout, Spacious 2 BR, 1 BA. $795/mo. 631-1306.

For Rent-Va.Beach House

BENTLEY 2008 CONTINENTAL FLYING SPUR STUNNING CONDITION, V-12 TWIN TURBO AWD, LOW MILES, NAVY BLUE EXT., GRAY LEATHER INT WITH REAL WOOD TRIM, HEATED & COOLED SEATS, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, 20” BENTLEY RIMS, NAV, BLUETOOTH, BACKUP CAMERA, CLEAR CARFAX, 2. EXTREME PERFORMANCE, ELEGANCE & LUXURY. WITH WARRANTY, OVER $8k IN OPTIONS, CURRENT BOOK $83,000.00. PRICED TO SELL @ $57,880. CALL OR TEXT @ (757)373-3257 VaDlr

For Sale-Chesapeake Home

NEED A CAR? ZERO DOWN? BAD CREDIT?

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

3927 Firehouse Rd, Buckingham, VA 18 acres w/ 3BR home and cabin on the river. Beautiful park-like frontage on the James River. Panoramic views from the 3-level deck. Sells at auction with a bid of just $295,000 or higher. Open Sundays (4/23, 4/30, 5/7) from 12-3 or by appt. Torrence, Read, & Forehand VAAF501 (434) 847-7741 or visit TRFAuctions.com

Wanted Real Estate

LOTUS 2005 ELISE S -RARE CONVERTIBLE 6-SPEED MANUAL, LOW 14K MILES, RED EXT. WITH TAN INT., WITH REMOVABLE SOFT TOP AND HARDTOP, UPGRADED SOUND SYSTEM, PERFECTLY MAINTAINED, ALWAYS GARAGE-KEPT, NEVER DRIVEN IN SNOW OR RAIN, NEW TIRES AND BRAKES. MUST SEE TO BELIEVE. CURRENT BOOK $40,000. ON SALE FOR $36,000. CALL 1(757)373-3257 VaDlr

MASERATI 2008 QUATTROPORTE - LOW 34,218K MILES, 4-DOOR LUXURY SEDAN, SILVER EXT. W/ BLACK LEATHER & WOOD INTERIOR, AUTO, NAVIGATION, 400HP FERRARI ENGINE! AM/FM/CD IN DASH CD CHANGER, NEW TIRES & BRAKES, RECLINING REAR SEATS, JET-LIKE PERFORMANCE, MUST SEE TO BELIEVE. BOOK VALUE $46,100. ON SALE $33,890. (757)373-3257 VaDlr

MERCEDES 2007 S550 4MATIC - WHITE EXT. BROWN LEATHER INT., LOW 84K MILES, NIGHTVISION, NAV., BACK-UP CAMERA, AC/HEATED SEATS, PRISTINE CONDITION, NEW TIRES, NEW ROTORS AND PADS, SERVICED & INSPECTED, TOP OF THE LINE LUXURY SEDAN. CLEAR CARFAX, WARRANTY, $21,890. (757)373-3257 VaDlr`

Ford 2003 T-Bird Roadster Red HT Conv 3.9L DOHC V8 120,000 mi runs good Mich Tires $20,000 482-3681 call before 5pm

We Are Searching for a place of worship to

purchase, lease to own or rent that will accommodate 200 persons. 757-420-2820 for more info

Ford 2004 Taurus 49,000 mi,ex. cond,sunroof,cd,pwr everything,$4,000 588-1425

Honda 2010 Accord EXL, fully loaded, extra clean, 59K, $11,900. 757-583-4685, 587-1351.

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

Honda 2012 Civic EX Coupe, runs great,

factory alloy wheels, $11,000. 757-715-2111.

very clean, loaded, $7800. 757-343-0270.

Hyundai 2014 Elantra SE, 4 dr., 9K mis., like new, $10,350. 757-715-2111.

low mis., $15,000 firm. 757-965-6249.

Big Country 2011 3250TS 5th wheel RV. Visit WWW.RTV.COM search ad #6839836 for info, price, and contact info.

ok, new insp, nice. $4800. 757-487-4194. Va. Dlr.

Ford 2012 SEL Flex, AWD, 6 cyl., 1 owner,

Land Rover 2006 LR3 SE Loaded, looks and runs great, 126K $4900.757-235-1993

Land Rover 2006 LR3 SE, loaded. Looks & runs great, Call 757-235-1993.

126K,

$4900.

Mercedes 2013 ML350, 4 matic, 53K, war-

ranty, gray blue, new tires. $34,500. 757-894-3539

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

Jay Flight 2011, 33RLDS, Travel Trailer, 1st

Chevy Express Van 2001 wheelchair lift, hand controls,6 cyl.80,000mi., good condition, recent inspection. $8000 757-752-4721 WE PAY TOP DOLLAR FOR WHEELCHAIR VANS As the number one Mobility Dealer in the country, we have a huge demand for used and clean wheelchair vans. Contact our local dealership for a free appraisel and offer. Owe money..no problem. We are a licensed and bonded dealer in Virginia. Of course, we sell em too. Mobility Works @ 6059 E. Virginia Beach blvd., Norfolk, Va 23502 455-9889. Ask for Gregg

Mercury 2006 Mountaineer $6000 obo AWD V8 Leather Heated Seats DVD New Inspection Sunroof Nav (outdated) Gold Color Runs great! Contact Bob (757) 435-2476

Trucks

CHEVROLET 2017 SILVERADO Z71 LTZ 1500 4X4 CREW CAB BURGUNDY 5400 MILES EVERY AVAILABLE OPTION ROLL N LOCK TONEAU RUNNING BOARDS PERFECT $52,000. OBO 757 559 4043 RAM 2015 1500 SLT QUAD CAB AUTO FULLY LOADED 1 OWNER PRICED TO SELL FINANCING AVAIL. CALL 963-2299 TRINITY PRE-OWNED vadlr Wheelchair vans from $9995 Mobility Works is the largest mobility dealer in Virginia and the nation with over 800 vehicles to choose from. VA approved. We have low rate financing available with approved credit. Located in the Military Circle area of Norfolk so we’re close to all points in Tidewater. We have experience and compassion to find the best solution for your needs. Give us a call today @757-455-9889. DROP BY AND VISIT OUR SHOWROOM AT 6059 E. VIRGINIA BEACH BLVD. NORFOLK.

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

Motor Homes

Honda 2011 Accord, 29K mis., p/seats,

Call 460-1992 or 625-8193.

Campers/RVs

Ford 2007 Escape Ltd, fully loaded, miles

3 slides, $27,500 obo. $225 Processing Fee. Snyder’s RV 499-8000.

CALL 757-717-1715 VA DLR

For Sale-Waterfront

Chevy 1982 Corvette, Champagne Edition,

TOYOTA 2016 CAMRY SE AUTO AC 4DR FULLY LOADED ONLY 12K MILES MUST SEE 17,900.00 CALL 963-2299 TRINITY PRE-OWNED va dlr

alloy wheels, excel cond, $5000. 757-497-4740

Sabre 2010, 32BHTS, 1.5 bath, twin bunks,

RIVERFRONT AUCTION May 10 at 12:30pm

BMW 1987 L6 (635) 27,000 mi Collector Car, looks/smells new $26,600, champagne beige, 1-owner, call 757.439.2772 for addl info

certified used car. Excel cond. $14,400. 481-9421.

BMW 2011 128i AUTO AC ALLOYS SUNROOF LEATHER EXCELLENT COND. MUST SEE 12900.00 CALL 963-2299 TRINITY PRE-OWNED vadlr

757RENTALS.COM

Antiques & Classics

Toyota 2014 Camry SE, 32K, 2nd owner,

Handicapped

CHEVROLET 2009 HHR LS AUTO AC VERY GOOD COND. RECENT INSPECTION COME SEE 4900.00 CALL 963-2299 TRINITY PRE-OWNED va dlr

THE PROPERTY SHOPPE (757) 496-1986 Lic’d. Agent

GMC 2000 Jimmy 2 x 4, SLT trim, Runs good. GREAT first car. Power windows and driver seat, Custom stereo. $1500.00. 757-777-2433

MSRP $108,000, must sell. $69,995. Processing fee $225. Snyder’s RV 499-8000.

For Rent-To Share

Kempsville, $515/Mo. Non/Smoker, Must Be Employed, Utils Incl., W/D, No Pets, Alcohol, or Drugs. 757-473-5611

115K, runs perfect, white, $9000. -641-0559

TOYOTA 2010 COROLLA S AUTO AC SUNROOF ALLOY WHEELS VERY GOOD COND. 50K MILES 9900.00 CALL 963-2299 TRINITY PRE-OWNED vadlr

Ford 2004 Explorer, 95K, blue, V-6, auto, a/c,

Winnebago, New 42’ 5 slides, all options,

Female W/Same, 2 BR apt., senior community, No pets or smokers, $520. 757-822-3625. For Rent: $540/Month - All Utilities Included. Available May 1, 2017 - Located off of Newtown & Princess Anne Please Call: 757-513-3836

TESLA 2014 S - 85 , LOW 17K MILES, IN NEW CONDITION, BLACK EXT. & TAN INTERIOR, 250-MILE RANGE, NEVER USE GAS, NAV., BACK UP CAM, 2 KEY FOBS, EXTREME PERFORMANCE & LUXURY, FREE CHARGING NATIONWIDE, SAVE 100% IN GAS AND OVER 90% IN CAR REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE! CLEAR CARFAX, CURRENT VALUE $64,875. NEW $97,000. ON SALE FOR $57,890. CALL OR TEXT @ (757)373-3257 VaDlr

owner, traveled 1000 mi, $24,000. 757-708-2721.

near Diamond Springs/Newtown Rd., $500 mo. for all. Call John 757-837-6687.

Ingleside Square Apts. 3515 Gatling Ave. 466-8111

Some/Most Utils. 625-7110. 623-8383 Wards Corner - 1BR, $650 & 2BR, $750

LINCOLN 2004 TOWN CAR SIGUNATURE YOU WILL NOT FIND MANY CARS LIKE THIS AROUND ! THIS TOWN CAR HAS BEEN GARAGE KEPT, METICULOUSLY CARED FOR, THE OVER ALL CONDITION OF THIS VEHICLE IS JUST SHY OF HER COMING OFF THE SHOWROOM FLOOR. PICTURES DO NOT DO THIS CAR JUSTICE, IT MUST BE SEEN TOO BE APPRECIATED. NOT ONLY DOES THIS CAR HAVE FULL POWER, IT’S BEEN UPGRADED WITH GPS, MAPS, BLUETOOTH, USB, BACKUP CAMERA, CD, DVD PLAYER, HANDS FREE BLUE TOOTH PHONE (YOUR CELL PHONE) AND MUCH MORE. POWER FRONT SEATS WITH POWER LUMBAR, POWER STEERING, TILT STEERING WHEEL, ADJUSTABLE BRAKE AND GAS PEDALS, AUTO TRANS, A/C, LEATHER SEATS, CENTER CONSOLE, 4.6 V-8, NEW STRUTS AND SHOCKS, NEW BRAKES, NEW BATTERY,(ALL IN THE PAST TWO YEARS) FRONT AND SIDE AIR BAGS, CLEAN TITLE AND CAR FAX, POWER BRAKES, POWER WINDOWS, POWER DOOR LOCKS, KEY-LESS ENTRY, POWER MIRRORS, AIR RIDE SUSPENSION, NIGHT VISION DRIVERS AND REAR-VIEW MIRROR, REMOTE TRUNK AND GAS DOOR, REAR BACK-UP SENSORS, CUSTOM STAINLESS STEEL DOOR PILLAR COVERS WITH OPERA LIGHTS, LIGHTED MIRRORS IN THE SUN VISORS, FOG LIGHTS, WINDOWS HAVE BEEN TINTED PROFESSIONALLY, CUSTOM FLOOR MATS, AND MORE I JUST CANT REMEMBER. THE CAR IS SILVER WITH TAN LEATHER INTERIOR, MILEAGE IS 73,756 ASKING PRICE IS 15,500 OBO 410-292-7722 Elizabeth City

Weblin, Va Bch-Cable, Wi-Fi, bedrm, own bath,

$300 Moves You In. $720 Mo.

Move in Special! Ocean View-1 & 2 bdrm units. Gregory Realty 855-3315 gregoryrealtycorpofva.com OCEAN VIEW’S BEST-5 Locations, 1-2 BR, extras Near beach, air, laundry. www.capitalrentalsva.com

FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | APR 20, 2017 | THE FL AGSHIP | C7 Motorcycles Automobiles for Sale

Mercedes Benz 2014 S550 Rare, one owner low 35k miles clean car fax and dealer serviced. Black on black leather with Burmester audio, heats/cooled seats, 360 camera system, premium 1 pkg, driver assist with sports appearance pkg and 19” AMG wheel package. Factory warranty. Below NADA priced to sell at $59,995. Call or text 705-2122.

Processing Fee $225. Snyder’s RV 499-8000.

Motorcycles Harley 2016 Tri Glide, 3 wheel, 700 mis., all

the extras. Perfect cond. $29,900. 757-556-6831.

Harley Davidson 2007 Vrod Low Miles .Text or call 757-418-2826 Asking 7.5k

ZERO DOWN? BAD CREDIT?

CALL 757-717-1715 VA DLR

Plymouth 1969 Roadrunner Disassembled, needs bodywork. 440/4speed with extras. $3000, firm price. Contact: partho@aol.com

Toyota 2001 Camry CE “California Camry” for sale. Very good shape. 175K miles. Blown head gasket and water pump. Asking $500, 424-477-9050

MISSING!-MY 1ST CAR-ORANGE 1973 VW SUPER BEETLE! PLEASE HELP find Gertie. Bought her 1973,VW dealer Laskin Rd.,sold 1993-94,someone Va. Bch. Gertie had CB antenna on top,vin 1332325451. PLEASE CALL 757-412-0506 if you see Gertie,or own this car. I would like to make offer to buy her back. I MISS HER!

4-Wheel Drives

NEED A CAR?

Kia 2010 Rio, 4 dr., auto, keyless entry, p/w, looks good, runs great. $4200. 757-816-8369.

Fun and Games

Coachmen 1995 31’ clean, new insp $14,900

Honda 2007 Rebel 250 Garage kept, Excellent Condition, Windshield, Saddle Bags, Luggage Rack. 9,800 Miles $2100 757-348-1541 VA Beach Honda 2012 Rebel Garage kept, 300 mi. $2700 negot. (757) 672-2562

Sudoku

Ford 2015 F150 Crew cab Sport Lariat Rare. Hurry this won’t last! Gun Metal black leather heated/ cooled seats, panaramic roof, tow pkg, driver assist, navigation, bedliner and cover w 6” BDS lift with Fox shocks By Eastern Off road with XD series 811 wheels and 35” Terra Grappler HT plus original wheels and tires in new condition. Below NADA with no add on for lift and wheel package and tires a $10,000 value. $47,995 Call/ text 705-2122 LAND ROVER 2003 DISCOVERY 2 HSE7 125,000 MILES, TOW PACKAGE, $4,500 OBO (202)230-2922

Work Trucks

food truck for sale full kitchen /Propane tanks/ generator / fresh water and waste tanks . Runs well give call if interested 757-721-7620

Ford 1986 F350 Dump Truck, good tires,

V-8 motor, $2500. 757-373-7434.

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Vol. 25, No. 16

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