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TR celebrates diversity with Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Heritage Month event Press Release
Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Raymond Li of the diversity committee aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) performs the traditional Chinese Lion Dance during an Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Heritage Month celebration in the ship’s hangar bay.
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The Diversity Committee aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) hosted a multicultural event celebrating Asian and Paciﬁc Islander heritage in the U.S. Navy, May 23. “Diversity brings our country and our Navy different ideas, different perspectives, different experiences and different capabilities,” said guest speaker Lt. Cmdr. Jeremiah Ragadio, TRs assistant navigator and a second generation Filipino. “We should embrace that diversity, not with preferential treatment or quotas, but with inclusion and without discrimination.” The Navy’s ethnically diverse community ranges from ofﬁcers to seamen. Today, 6.5 percent of the Navy’s active duty personnel identify as Asian or Paciﬁc Islander, totaling more than 20,000 Sailors. Asians and Paciﬁc Islanders have a strong history with the Navy. To that end, Congress passed a joint Congressional Resolution in 1978 to commemorate Asian and Paciﬁc American Heritage Week during the ﬁrst week of May. In 1990, Congress voted to expand it from a week to a month-long celebration. A year later, the month of May was permanently designated as Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Heritage Month. “It’s great how people come from different places and backgrounds,” said Operation Specialist Seaman Kent Baylon, a third generation Filipino Sailor. “It creates one big melting pot. Everyone has something unique to bring to the table that helps us be a better Navy.” That melting pot extends to Sailors who were not citizens prior to joining the Navy. For example, Machinist’s Mate Fireman Michie Biyo was nationalized in boot camp.
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More than six percent of the Navy’s active duty personnel identify as Asian or Paciﬁc Islander, totaling more than 20,000 Sailors.
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A missing in action table is set to honor missing service members at a bell tolling ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little CreekFort Story.
Fallen service members honored at bell tolling ceremony
The ceremony was held to honor fallen or missing service members in recognition of Memorial Day.
By MCSN Jackie Hart Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
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Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), in observance of Memorial Day, hosted a bell tolling ceremony to honor fallen service members where military members and civilians were in attendance, May 22. Memorial Day, previously Decoration Day, became an ofﬁcial U.S. holiday in 1971. It is observed on the last Monday of May to pay reverence to
service men and women who serve in the United States military. “Memorial Day began as a remembrance for those who had died in the Civil War,” said Cmdr. John Franklin, command chaplain, JEBLCFS. “We want to now remember those who have died in service to our country, because they still put on the uniform, they still go, they still ﬁght and they pay the ultimate sacriﬁce for our freedoms.” For the Memorial Day recognition,
service members, families and friends came together to pay their respects for the 87 JEBLCFS service members who dedicated their lives in service to our country since Sept. 11, 2001. Instilled with a sense of deep gratitude and appreciation for the fallen, onlookers stood reverently in silence as each name was read with one bell toll in remembrance.
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Dolphins swim next to PCU Minnesota during sea trials Dolphins race PCU Minnesota as the Navy’s next Virginia-class submarine begins her sea trials in preparation for delivery to the Navy in September.
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SUBVETS HONORED The Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Service was conducted at the Submarine Learning Facility (SUBLRNFAC), Naval Station Norfolk, May 23. The event is held each year prior to Memorial Day.
THE FLAGSHIP’S 2013 HURRICANE GUIDE As the 2013 hurricane season approaches, beginning June 1 and running through the end of November, the region is steadily planning ahead by making early preparations for any future natural disasters.
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BLACKBEARD PIRATE FESTIVAL Ahoy!The 14th annual Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns this weekend, May 31 through June 2, for another year of swashbuckling excitement and family fun.
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Sailors reminded to ‘Keep What You’ve Earned’ By MC3 Karen Blankenship Navy Public Affairs Support Element, East
Sailors leaving naval installations throughout Hampton Roads received a reminder to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, May 23-24. Junior ofﬁcers, chiefs and ﬁrst class petty ofﬁcers manned the gates around the area and held signs promoting the message, “Keep What You’ve Earned.”
» see KWYE | A7 online Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command Master Chief Dominick Torchia teamed together to deliver a message via YouTube to express the importance of the “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign. To view the video, visit www.youtube.com/ watch?v=RNPKXdqBM1w.
OKLAHOMA TORNADOES A “DOD Live” blog post provides resources for people affected directly or indirectly by the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., May 20. Visit www.dodlive.mil for more information.
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MOA SIGNED BY ODU, NSSA Agreement reﬂects mutual interest in STEM education
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A year’s worth of work behind the scenes came to fruition, May 22, when Old Dominion University (ODU) and Norfolk Ship Support Activity (NSSA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). The MOA – created to increase cooperation between ODU and NSSA in areas of mutual interest, particularly in the role that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education play in a viable future for the U.S. – was signed in ODUs Board of Visitors Room by ODU President John R. Broderick and Capt. William Galinis, commanding ofﬁcer, NSSA. During the brief ceremony, tribute was paid to the time-consuming work done by William Wease, student advocate at NSSA, and Beverly Forbes, director of experiential education with ODUs Career Management Center, to bring the agreement to the table. Broderick said it was truly a win-win for the two groups to sign the MOA. “For me, this was very simple. Anytime the university has an opportunity to engage with our military members and organizations in Hampton Roads, that’s a plus,” he said. With fully a ﬁfth of ODUs 25,000 students having a direct connection to the nation’s military, “there’s nothing about this that isn’t enduring and meaningful.” Galinis, who assumed command of NSSA in October of 2011, said his organization is, at its root, a problemsolving group. “Our motto, ‘We ﬁx ships,’ is what we
Courtesy photo ODU President John R. Broderick (left) and Capt. William Galinis of Norfolk Ship Support Activity (right) shake after signing the Memorandum of Agreement, May 22.
do on a daily basis,” he said. “We send people around the world to do the vital and complicated work of keeping our ﬂeet in the best working order that we can.” “For that reason, the MOA emphasis on mutual interests in the STEM ﬁeld is incredibly beneﬁcial,” said Galinis. “The opportunity to partner with Old Dominion University will bring in new, talented people through our center on a daily basis.” Since the establishment of NSSA, its mission has been to ensure the readiness of Navy vessels. NSSA has a consistent demand for highly trained, diverse professionals in engineering, technology and business to fulﬁll that mission. As a comprehensive, forward-focused metropolitan research university, ODU provides a diverse population of students with the best education possible, including opportunities for them to pursue meaningful and rewarding careers. As such, both sides agree that the ﬁveyear MOA, which expresses their intention to work together to enhance cooperation, is consistent with their shared interests.
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Virginia Beach establishment placed off-limits to Navy personnel Press Release Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
The civilian business establishment Coast 2 Coast Auto Sales has been formally placed off-limits to all military personnel in the Hampton Roads area by the Joint Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board (JAFDCB) for Southeastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina. The business, located on 1305 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach was placed off-limits by Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic on
May 23. The JAFDCB works closely with businesses that are considered for the off-limits list to avoid these actions. Mitigation efforts demonstrated by area businesses and communication to the board by the business more often has a favorable result. Establishments are given the opportunity to notify the JAFDCB in writing that corrective actions have taken place. Removal from the list will be considered by the board upon presentation that satisfactory corrective action has been taken. Failure to respond will result in the board making a request for estab-
lishment representatives to appear in person at a formal hearing of the JAFDCB. The complete list of establishments currently offlimits to all members of the Armed Forces is: ■ Coast 2 Coast Auto Sales, 1305 Oceana Blvd., Virginia Beach ■ Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, 86 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton ■ Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, 15435-B Warwick Blvd., Newport News ■ Hampton Pipe and Tobacco, 4796 George Washington Memorial Highway, Hayes, Va. ■ Lazy Days, 731 J Clyde
Morris Blvd., Suite B, Newport News ■ Lazy Days, 839 W. 21st Street, Norfolk ■ Mellow Smoke Tobacco Shop, 1948 Diamond Springs Rd., Virginia Beach ■ Outer Edge Gifts, 760-B J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News ■ Blazin Herbs, 85 W Mercury Blvd., Hampton The safety and security of all service members is a priority for the Department of Defense. The JAFDCB is an investigative committee composed of members from each military service and civilian advisers, who work with local law enforcement agencies and local businesses to identify conditions which may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare and discipline of the Armed Forces.
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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | MAY 30, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A3 U.S. Navy Submarine veterans salute as the American colors are posted at the beginning of the annual Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Service held at the Submarine Learning Facility.
World War II SUBVETS memorial service held By Kevin Copeland Commander, Submarine Force, Atlantic Public Affairs
The annual Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Service was conducted at the Submarine Learning Facility (SUBLRNFAC) on Naval Station Norfolk, May 23. Hosted by SUBLRNFAC, the event is held each year prior to Memorial Day. Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) honored all submarines and submariners lost during the forceâ€™s 113year history. Cmdr. Stan Stewart, Jr., commanding ofďŹ cer, SUBLRNFAC welcomed the more than 100 veterans, active duty Sailors, spouses and visitors. â€œThis is a great opportu-
The submarine force is a family business and all of you here today are a part of that family.â€? - Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces
nity to reďŹ‚ect and remember those who came before us. Also, to honor them, so we just donâ€™t remember them today, but we remember them in all that we do,â€? he said. â€œEvery time I put my uniform on, I remember. Every time I hug my wife or children, I remember. I remember they forged the path to secure the freedoms we enjoy.â€? â€œTheir sacriďŹ ces established the standard for honor, commitment and courage,â€? he continued. â€œOur duty is to continue their legacy â€“ the highest honor we can give them.â€? He then introduced the guest speaker, Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Commander, Submarine Forces. â€œThe Submarine Force is a family business and all of you here today are a part of that family,â€? he said. â€œMany of you are very familiar with our history. You lived part of it, and through the SUBVETS, you preserve it for future generations. I am proud to stand here today as part of the worldâ€™s best Submarine Force. Those of us who are still serving on active duty honor you. But more importantly, we look to you for inspiration and example. We look to you to hear and learn from your experiences. Our contact with the past is important to todayâ€™s success. During the ceremony, re-
The event is held each year prior to Memorial Day.
Photos by MC Alex R. Forster
Two World War II Veteranâ€™s wives perform the ceremonial â€œTolling of the Bellsâ€? ceremony, passing a replica of each U.S. submarine from the table to the basket during the annual Submarine Veterans of World War II Memorial Service held at the Submarine Learning Facility.
tired Navy Capt. Horatio Lincoln, former commanding ofďŹ cer of the USS Narwhal (SSN 671), announced the USS Scorpion (SSN 589) would become the 15th submarine to be inducted into the Submarine Hall of Fame. Selection is merited by the submarineâ€™s contribution to national security and selection is conducted by the Hampton Roads Chapter of the USSVI organization. Built by the Electric Boat Division, General Dynamics Corp., Groton, Conn.,
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Scorpion was commissioned on July 29, 1960. It was a Skipjack-class nuclear submarine and the sixth Navy ship to carry the name. Following type training out of her homeport in Norfolk, the submarine got underway on Feb. 15, 1968 for a Mediterranean Sea deployment. She operated with the U.S. 6th Fleet into May and then headed west for home. On May 21, her position was reported to be about 50 miles south of the Azores. Six days later, she was re-
ported overdue at Norfolk. A search was initiated, but on June 5, Scorpion and her crew were declared â€œpresumed lost.â€? Her name was struck from the Naval Vessel Register on June 30. â€œMany thanks for your hospitality and camaraderie in extending the invitation to participate in todayâ€™s important remembrance event,â€? said Lincoln. â€œI consider the opportunity to stand in ranks with you today as a great privilege in honoring USS Scorpion and
her gallant crew â€“ Cold War warriors and silent heroes who remain at sea faithfully standing the watch, forever remaining in our hearts. I thank you for keeping the memories of our shipmates and the history of the Submarine Force shining brightly as vibrant elements in our Navyâ€™s culture. We stand on the shoulders of our Submarine Force predecessors, honoring their legacy and the value of our nationâ€™s silent service.â€? â€œI consider it ďŹ tting and proper today to celebrate the legacy of USS Scorpion and her crew, we honor their service by pausing today to give thanks and to remember,â€? he continued. â€œToday, we also want to acknowledge the true treasures of our Navyâ€™s Submarine Force â€“ our people. I remain steadfast in my belief that all of the eye-watering technology today brings substantial warďŹ ghting capabilities to the Submarine Force and our Navy to carry out the critical mission of protecting our country. But that technology is worthless without our incredible Sailors.â€?
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The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 through Nov. 30. In 2012, there were 19 named storms of which 10 became hurricanes. Originally, storms in the Atlantic Ocean where named by the National Hurricane Center, now they are named and maintained by a committee at the World Meteorological Organization. There are six lists that are used and rotated every six years. Therefore, this year’s list of names will be used again in 2019. Here is the list of names for this year:
Andrea Barry Chantal Dorian Erin Fernand Gabrielle
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Olga Humberto Pablo Ingrid Rebekah Jerry Sebastien Karen Tanya Lorenzo Van Melissa Wendy Nestor
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) Staten Island, New York
Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) standardizes a method for the Navy to account, assess, manage and monitor the recovery process for personnel and their families affected and/or scattered by a widespread catastrophic event. NFAAS provides valuable information to all levels of the Navy chain of command, allowing commanders to make strategic decisions which facilitate a return to stability.
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Be prepared thiss hurricane season Compiled by Flagship staff
As the 2013 hurricane season approaches, beginning June 1 and running through the end of November, the region is steadily planning ahead by making early preparations for any natural disasters that Mother Nature may have in store for the future. One major preparation for the season is a week and a half long annual region-wide exercise, HURREX/ Citadel Gale 2013, which ran from May 13-23 and encompassed all military bases and assets. “HURREX is extremely important,” said Lt. Cmdr. Patrina Winfrey, future and current operations ofﬁcer, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. “It is our kick-off to the hurricane season and our last opportunity to exercise our destructive weather plan, as well as our processes and policies that are already established to make sure they are effective for the upcoming hurricane season.” During the exercise, daily scenarios were given to the participants for them to respond to as if it were a real-world event. “We verify that we as a region are ready to respond and react to any weather-related event,” said Winfrey. “We make sure we have policies and processes in place and we know who to reach out to, who our points of contacts are in the region, so if we need resources and supplies, we know who to go to.” The exercise helps the Navy to stay proﬁcient in weather threat response and ensures the ability of the region’s sorties to maintain a deployable force under
NFAAS allows Navy personnel to do the following: ■ Report accounting status ■ Update contact/location information ■ Complete needs assessment ■ View reference information To update your information in NFAAS, visit https://navyfamily.navy.mil. A Common Access Card (CAC), or username and password is required. If a disaster is declared, Sailors have three options: Check in directly with their commands and provide the status and whereabouts of their family members – commands will then upload the information to NFAAS; Use the Internet to logon to NFAAS to muster and report your needs; If an Internet-ready computer is not accessible, call the Navy Personnel Command Emergency Coordination Center at (877) 4145358, or (866) 297-1971 (TDD).
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a one to five rating based on a hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential property damage. Hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered major hurricanes because of their potential for significant loss of life and damage. Category 1 and 2 storms are still dangerous, however, and require preventative measures. In the Western North Pacific, the term “super typhoon” is used for tropical cyclones with sustained winds exceeding 150 mph.
74-95 mph 64-82 kt 119-153 km/h
Very dangerous winds will produce some damage: Well-constructed frame homes could have damage to roof, shingles, vinyl siding and gutters. Large branches of trees will snap and shallowly rooted trees may be toppled. Extensive damage to power lines and poles likely will result in power outages that could last a few to several days.
the most adverse weather conditions. “The ships will report their readiness to get underu way and any material conditions that may reequire them to safe haven in port or limit speed underw way,” said Capt. Raymond Delgado, commanding offﬁcer, Fleet Weather Center, Norfolk. “Fleet Weather Center C provides weather forecasts and recommendation ns for best and worst case conditions based on ship sspeed of advance and limitations so ﬂeet commanderrs can keep ships and submarines safe from hurrican ne destructive weather.” Another important part of the exercise is the Navy’s N personnel accountability system, Navy Family y Accountability and Assessment System (NFA AAS), which allows service members, civilians and their families to identify disaster-related needs in emere gency situations. To further prepare for the upcoming hurrricane season, National Hurricane Preparedness Week kicks off May 26 - June 1 to help plan ahead for any naatural disasters that Mother Nature may have in store fo or the future. During the week-long preparation, the Nattional Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NO OAA), as well as other government websites and insstallations, will have information available for the pu ublic, providing tips, disaster plans, hurricane basiccs for prior, during and after a storm as well as ﬂooding and wind preparation. Although Hampton Roads has not had a majorr hur-
96-110 mph 83-95 kt 154-177 km/h
Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage: Well-constructed frame homes could sustain major roof and siding damage. Many shallowly rooted trees will be snapped or uprooted and block numerous roads. Near-total power loss is expected with outages that could last from several days to weeks.
ricane since 2003 when Hurricane Isabel tore through the area, causing $1.85 billion in damage and more than a week without power in some areas, being prepared for an emergency at any time should always be essential. “Exercising preparations for and responses to natural disaster scenarios, enhances our Sailors’ and civilian employees’ readiness to deal with weather threats,” said Delgado. “It is important that our Navy families take the opportunity to develop evacuations plans and check lists of home and vehicles, as well as work together with other Navy commands to be ready to partner with the local communities and recover from a hurricane strike.” Some types of weather-related disasters to be familiar with are: Storm surge and storm tide – storm surge and large waves produced by hurricanes pose the greatest threat to life and property along the coast. They are an abnormal rise of water generated by a storms wind and can reach heights of more than 20 feet and can span hundreds of miles of coastline. Heavy rainfall and inland ﬂooding – Tropical cyclones often produce wide-spread, torrential rains in excess of six inches, which may result in deadly and destructive ﬂoods. Rip Current – The strong winds of tropic cyclone can cause the dangers waves that pose a signiﬁcant
111-1 129 mph 96-11 12 kt 178-2 208 km/h
Devastating dam mage will occur: Well-built framed d homes may incur major damage orr removal of roof decking and gablle ends. Many trees will be snap pped or uprooted, blocking numerous roads. Electricity and water will be e unavailable for several days to weeks w after the storm passes.
hazard to mariners and coastal residents and visitors. The currents are channeled currents of water ﬂowing away from shore, usually extending past the line of breaking waves that can pull even the strongest swimmers away from shore. Tornadoes – Hurricanes and tropical storms can also produce tornadoes. These tornadoes most often occur in thunderstorms embedded in rain bands well away from the center of the hurricane, however they can also occur near the eyewall. Tropical cyclone climatology – A rotating, organized system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has a closed lower level circulation. ■ Tropical Depression: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 38 mph (33 knots) or less. ■ Tropical Storm: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 39 to 73 mph (34 to 63 knots). ■ Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 74 mph (64 knots) or higher. ■ Major Hurricane: A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph (96 knots) or higher, corresponding to a Category 3, 4 or 5 on the Safﬁr-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. For more information on hurricane preparedness, visit www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare. For more information on Tropical Cyclones, visit www.nws.noaa.gov/os/hurricane/resources/TropicalCyclones11.pdf.
130-156 mph 113-136 kt 209-251 km/h
Catastrophic damage will occur: Wellbuilt framed homes can sustain severe damage with loss of most of the roof structure and/or some exterior walls. Most trees will be snapped or uprooted and power poles downed. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
157+ mph 137+ kt 252+ km/h
Catastrophic damage will occur: A high percentage of framed homes will be destroyed, with total roof failure and wall collapse. Fallen trees and power poles will isolate residential areas. Power outages will last for weeks to possibly months. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months.
Water: at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food: at least enough for 3 to 7 days, per person ■ non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices ■ foods for infants or the elderly ■ snack foods ■ non-electric can opener ■ cooking tools / fuel ■ paper plates / plastic utensils Pet care items: ■ proper identification / immunization records / medications ■ ample supply of food and water ■ a carrier or cage ■ muzzle and leash Blankets / pillows, etc. Clothing: seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes First Aid Kit: medicines / prescription drugs Special items: for babies and the elderly Toiletries: hygiene items / moisture wipes Flashlight / batteries Radio: battery operated and NOAA weather radio Telephones: Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set Cash (with some small bills) and credit cards: banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods Keys Toys, books and games Important documents: in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag (insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security Card, etc.) Tools: keep a set with you during the storm Vehicle fuel tanks ﬁlled
■ look out for warnings from Dominion Power Warnings will be posted on the main page of Dominion Virginia Power’s website, www.dom.com, when a major storm is imminent. Warnings, safety tips and power restoration reports will be available on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ DomVAPower and on Facebook at www. facebook.com/dominion virginiapower.
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20 Years | 20 Questions
Why did you decide to join the Navy?
What inspires you? The Sailors and Marines I serve with.
I was about 12 years old when I saw a documentary on service academies. I decided I wanted to attend. They opened up to women when I was 16. After doing some research, I thought the United States Naval Academy was the right school for me, so I applied.
Where were you stationed in 1993? Onboard USS Flint (AE 32). At the end of the year I transferred to the Bureau of Naval Personnel in Washington, D.C.
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Do you feel there are enough positive role models in military service? Absolutely. Heroes are more than their gender or race. Leadership has attributes that transcend outward characteristics. Men and women should ﬁnd role models that give them courage, demonstrate honor and breathe commitment to family, Navy and the nation.
Do you have a role model that you look up to?
How does it feel to be a part of an elite class of Navy ﬁrsts? Most days I think I’m pretty lucky. Opportunities opened up for women in stages over the last 30 years. More than once, I was assigned to a billet that had been closed to women only a few years earlier. I wanted to serve at sea and the chance to serve at sea kept expanding.
Would you say you helped shape the Navy or did the Navy shape you?
In addition to family and friends, I have several iconic role models that I think about – Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass and Lt. Cmdr. Wesley Brown. Each of them overcame adversity and excelled in an age far beyond the existing societal constraints of the time.
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The repeal of the combat exclusion law in 1993.
My experiences deﬁnitely shaped me.
What is the biggest challenge service members face in the military? I think the biggest challenge facing all of our ofﬁcers and Sailors is continuing to achieve excellence in a time of change.
What was your greatest challenge? Getting through Annapolis.
How important is it for individuals to lead in the Navy? It’s important that all men and women in positions of responsibility read, dream, lead and inspire their teams. They should strive to be the best leaders that they can be.
What elements are necessary for success? Competence, perseverance and a sense of humor.
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What qualities help an individual to become an effective leader? Active listening and a desire to help others succeed.
I think men and women should take the time to assess where they are and think about where they want to be, and then act.
What is your greatest accomplishment to date?
Where do you see the Navy going in the next 20 years?
Command at sea.
What other goals would you like to achieve while in service? To continue to serve with Sailors and Marines. Presented by:
Do you have a favorite motto or saying? The best ambassador is a warship.
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What advice would you give to Sailors serving in today’s Navy?
In looking at your career, would you have done anything differently? No, I don’t think so.
At our core, our Navy will stay the same. We still live on a planet where the majority of trade is by sea. Our primary responsibility will be to protect commerce and American interests. In the future, we will be the foremost service because we operate forward and likely will be the ﬁrst option for military action if needed. We must be ready to be a cutlass of independence for our nation if called.
What will the next 20 years bring for women in service? I think for women of this nation we will see continuing growth in representation across occupations. There are still many career ﬁelds where women are less than 25 percent of the cohort. I have read some demographic forecasts that by 2035, there could be more women than men in the population, and the women are more likely to be college graduates. Opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will continue to open.
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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | MAY 30, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A7 Sailors from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Command (NAVELSG) encourage Sailors by holding up signs and banners as personnel departed for the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.
| ‘We want our
Sailors to come home from the holidays.’ Continued from front
The Sailors stood along the exit to Gate 4 at Naval Weapons Station YorktownCheatham Annex.
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The goal of the “Keep What You’ve Earned” campaign is to inform Sailors on what it means to drink responsibly, educate Sailors about the consequences of poor decisions regarding alcohol, promote and encourage alternatives to drinking, enable leadership to assist with Sailor education, and create partnerships with Navy and civilian programs focused on Sailor well-being. “Sailors are our most important assets,” said Command Master Chief David Carter, Naval Station Norfolk.
“The Navy wouldn’t be what it is without Sailors, so we want to make sure that they do the right thing, that they get to keep what they’ve fought and worked for, and that they continue to serve with pride and without any hiccups.” Campaigns like these demonstrate the Navy’s commitment to reduce the number of alcohol-related incidents. “We want to see our Sailors come home from the holidays,” said Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christina Plouff. “We’re just trying to remind everybody that you work hard for what you get – so keep it.”
| Dance, martial arts were performed
Miss Virginia visits namesake submarine
Continued from front By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs
The current reigning Miss Virginia for 2012 visited the crew of the Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774), May 20. Rosemary Willis took the opportunity as Miss Virginia to travel outside her daily state duties to visit her namesake state’s submarine and meet crew members. “The Miss America Organization has a deep-rooted tradition of supporting our military, so I’m honored to carry on that legacy,” she said. “In particular, it is an honor to
thank those who serve aboard USS Virginia. I believe every military member should be recognized for their sacriﬁce.” In addition to visiting with crew members of USS Virginia, Willis also toured Submarine Force Library and Museum, Naval Submarine Base New London and their Child Development Center. “It’s always so special to meet the bright children of our military members, who learn so much from the example of their parents,” said Willis. Former Miss Virginia’s have visited their namesake submarine since 2008.
MEMORIAL Continued from front During his Gettysburg Address, President Abraham Lincoln stated, “The world will little note nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.”
Lt. j.g. Jeff Prunera Rosemary Willis, Miss Virginia 2012, reads to children of military members at Naval Submarine Base New London’s Child Development Center in Groton, Conn., May 20.
“It was great to have Miss Virginia visit our crew and we appreciate her continued support,” said Lt. Cmdr. John Strunk, executive ofﬁcer, USS Virginia.
| Fallen troops honored
It seemed evident that each person gathered for the ceremony shared Lincoln’s spirit of remembrance for fallen comrades, and realized though they may no longer be in our presence, they will not be forgotten.
“This is our way of saying thanks to all the service members who have given their lives on the front lines,” said Engineman 3rd Class Miguel Rivera. “It makes me proud to be in the Navy, honoring the ones who have served so selﬂessly.”
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“I really wanted to join the Navy so I could live and serve in the U.S.,” she said. “In the Philippines, it’s frowned upon for a woman to serve in the Armed Forces, but I wanted to. When I was nationalized as a U.S. citizen in boot camp, I felt really proud and I knew my family in the Philippines was proud of me as well.” Biyo, Baylon and two other Sailors performed the Tinikling, a native Philippine dance, at the heritage event in TRs hangar bay. Bilo and Baylon beat, slid and tapped two bamboo poles while two other Sailors danced between, over and beneath them. “It’s our national dance,” said Baylon. “We’re proud to perform it.” Another Sailor, Machinist’s Mate Fireman Raymond Li performed a Lion Dance with Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Bounome Chanphouang. Li acted as the head of a dragon and Chanphouang as the tail. The two weaved back and forth, mimicking the motion of a ﬂying dragon. “This is normally performed on a Chinese New Year or holiday” said Li. “We are proud to be representing our country in this dance.”
MC2 Sean Hurt Mass Communication Specialist Cory Asato and Lt. j.g. Pablo Suarez demonstrate Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling techniques during an Asian and Paciﬁc Islander Heritage Month celebration in the ship’s hangar bay.
Li added that he was the ﬁrst person in his family to join the U.S. military. “I’m pretty excited at the chance for us to show people something different,” said Li. “This month is a chance for the Asian and Paciﬁc Islander community to represent our culture with pride.” During the event’s closing remarks, Capt. Daniel Grieco, TRs commanding ofﬁcer, praised the event and its participants. “Recognition of diversity in our Navy is absolutely key and it highlights what makes America so very special,” he said. “It also highlights the many strengths that diversity brings to our Navy. With cultural differences comes different ways to look at and solve problems.”
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Evacuate or stay: The value of emergency preparedness Whether we decide to evacuate in advance of tropical storms or hurricanes, or are required to remain at home and shelter-inplace, being prepared for emergencies takes prior planning. Âť see B2
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Navy Personnel in Oklahoma offer support to community Congresswomen Donna Edwards (left), Kristi Noem (center) and Sheila Jackson Lee (right) present the wreath during the Women in the Military Wreath Laying Ceremony, May 22.
NAVY NAMES NEXT TWO DESTROYERS Press Release Department of Defense
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced, May 23, the next Arleigh Burke-class destroyers (DDG) will be named USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye. â€œAs secretary of the Navy it is my privilege to name these ships to honor a respected naval leader and a true American hero,â€? said Mabus. â€œFor decades to come, the future USS Paul Ignatius and USS Daniel Inouye will represent the United States and enable the building of partnerships and projection of power around the world.â€? The future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117) honors Paul Ignatius who served as secretary of the Navy (1967-1969) and as assistant secretary of defense under President Lyndon Johnson. The future USS Daniel Inouye (DDG 118) is named to honor former Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. Inouye was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in Tuscany, Italy during World War II, and later became a U.S. senator. The two ships will be the ďŹ rst naval ships to bear these names. Arleigh Burke-class destroyers conduct a variety of operations from peacetime presence and crisis management to sea control and power projection. They are capable of ďŹ ghting air, surface and subsurface battles simultaneously and contain a myriad of offensive and defensive weapons designed to support maritime warfare.
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Arlington wreath-laying ceremony honors fallen service women By Marine Corps Cpl. Christofer P. Baines Defense Media Activity â€“ Marine Corps
The Congressional Caucus on Womenâ€™s Issues and senior women enlisted military members gathered at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, May 22, for the 16th annual recognition ceremony. An acknowledgement and wreath-laying ceremony is held every year near Memorial Day to honor fallen service women. The wreath, provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs, was placed in front of the pool at the memorial. After the wreath was placed, members of the caucus and the hon-
orees placed a long-stemmed rose in honor of the fallen around the memorialâ€™s pool. Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Wilma L. Vaught, the ďŹ rst Air Force female service member to attain the rank of brigadier general in the comptroller career ďŹ eld, spoke to all in attendance, highlighting the changes that have occurred throughout the years, such as Veterans Affairs beneďŹ ts and having access to a broader array of career ďŹ elds. â€œJust recently, weâ€™ve had that major change that women are no longer prevented from serving in combat by virtue of being women,â€? she said.
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Navy service members and family members, civilian personnel and reservists stationed or living in the vicinity of the Moore, Okla. tornado are being asked to account for their status via the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). More speciďŹ cally, this applies to Cleveland, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties and impacts an estimated 5,600 people, of which approximately 42 percent had reported in by the writing of this release. Those affected are asked to either report in through their chain of command, or, if that is not possible, to log into NFAAS at https:// navyfamily.navy.mil and check in on the Navy family members site. If unable to login to NFAAS, members can call the NFAAS help desk at (866) 946-9183. Navy families who were severely impacted by the Oklahoma tornado are strongly encouraged to log into NFAAS to update contact information and complete a needs assessment form at their earliest convenience after storm passage. For further assistance after a needs assessment form has been submitted, members can email Navy Personnel Command Emergency Coordination Center (NPC ECC) at mnpc.cat. firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (877) 414-5358. While minimal, there has been a
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ARE YOU READY NAVY? Evacuate or stay: The value of emergency preparedness By Linda Wilkinson Fleet and Family Support Centers Norfolk
Hurricane Sandy, the recent terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon and the chemical explosion in West, Texas reminds us that large scale incidents, natural or man-made, can occur at any time, with or without notice, and the importance of emergency preparedness. Whether we decide to evacuate in advance of tropical storms or hurricanes, or are required to remain at home and shelterin-place, being prepared for emergencies takes prior planning. There is no such thing as being over-prepared. We may have been taught a valuable lesson on the term shelter-in-place, having watched the request for the public to shelter-in-place during the Boston Marathon. Shelter-in-place means to take temporary protection in a structure – typically your workplace or residence. Shelter-in-place requests are generally limited in time and
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scope and although not unusual, it is more often used for incidents, such as chemical spills, or more recently, at schools during a Shelter-inplace with lockdown warning. Sheltering-in-place is a way to keep people safe and out of the way until responders can contain the area or eliminate the threat. The shelter-in-place request for Boston could have been longer and more traumatic than it was, but it reminds us of the importance of emergency preparedness and having emergency supplies in your home, work space ... and even your car. Evacuation of personnel from an effected area may be ordered depending on the hazard. Local authorities may
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or may not be able to immediately provide information on what is happening, or what you should do, so you should tune into local television and radio stations when possible for directions or instructions. Other public information services, including Internet and social media sites, may provide updated information as well. Whether you evacuate or shelter-in-place, plan on having supplies for each member of your family for a minimum of three days. Be Informed: In the event of an emergency, the Navy’s Wide Area Alert Notiﬁcation (WAAN) system provides alerts to the Navy community through the duration of
the event. Notiﬁcations can be via “giant voice” speakers, interior speakers or sirens, desktop notiﬁcations via Navy computers or automated telephone notiﬁcations, including personal phones or mobile devises notiﬁcations. All military, civil service and contractors with NMCI or One Net users are required to register. Have a Plan: Make an emergency plan that includes a family emergency communication plan. Also, as part of your plan, be sure to prepare your kids in the event of an emergency and what they can expect. Protect your pet(s). If you plan to evacuate, many shelters do not
allow pets. Additionally, if you shelter-in-place, you will need to have provisions for them at home as well. Familiarize family members with Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) https://navyfamily.navy.mil. At a minimum, keep information up-to-date and know how to access your account and report status or needs. Build a Kit: Have an emergency kit ready. You should also have a kit for your car or workplace, and have a portable kit. This should include: one gallon of water per person, per day; non- perishable food; batteries; manual tools; sanitation supplies;
ﬂashlights; battery or handcrank radio; cash; and important documents, including pet shot records. Many emergencies happen with little or no notice. By planning ahead and taking action in advance, you can help to ensure you, your family and your property are protected. Be Ready Navy!
Director details furlough plans for DOD schools By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service
Students, teachers and parents of the Defense Department’s schools can be conﬁdent that despite the department’s upcoming civilian furloughs, the school year will start on time, the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DODEA) director said, May 22. DODEA operates schools overseas and at some U.S. locations for the children of military families. In an interview at the school system’s headquarters at the Mark Center, Marilee Fitzgerald told the Pentagon Channel and American Forces Press Service that while her workforce will be affected by the coming furloughs, leaders are working together to ensure the least possible impact on students. “We’ll take a ﬁve-day instructional loss,” Fitzgerald explained. “Fortunately, this is occurring in the DOD schools, where there is probably no group of teachers who are better prepared for this kind of challenge.” Fitzgerald explained that like other DOD employees, 12-month DODEA employees – including headquarters workers, principals and others – will be scheduled for up to 11 furlough days to begin no earlier than July 8. Nine-month DODEA employees, including teachers and some staff members, will be scheduled for up to ﬁve furlough days beginning in September, she added. “The goal of all of our teachers – and everyone, really, in DODEA – is to try to ensure that there is the least disruption possible to the educational life and experience of our children,” she said. “You know, we’re in the teaching and learning business. That’s what we do. And we’re not going to sacriﬁce one minute that those children are in front of us, to try and help them gain the kind of knowledge that they will need to be successful in the school year.” DODEA schools will be open, but will not conduct regular classes on furlough days, she said. Fitzgerald explained that
many school employees, including hostnation employees in overseas schools, are exempt from furlough. “We can still do extracurricular activities [on furlough days], but those activities must occur after the school day,” she said. The director added that furlough days will not be scheduled on standardized testing days, and will most often happen on a Monday or Friday, to regulate students’ schedules as much as possible. Fitzgerald noted that DODEAs teachers are attuned to the needs of their students, who change schools and even countries of residence frequently, often while also dealing with the challenges of having a parent deployed to a war zone. The teachers will focus on making the best possible use of the classroom time they do have, and will give students extra reading assignments and homework to help them make up the loss of classroom time, she added. Fitzgerald noted that education research indicates instructional time is crucial, and that from an educator’s perspective, ﬁve days should be added to the school year, not subtracted from it. “We’re going to be watching that carefully and our teachers are acutely aware of that research,” she said. “They understand the challenge here in trying to help our children make up, if you will, for that instructional loss … we’re hoping the effect will be minimal.” Fitzgerald said the question of maintaining school accreditation – which the current plan will maintain – was important when the issue of furloughs arose. She said she had been troubled a few months ago, when early discussions spoke of possible 22-day furloughs. “This was a great concern to the department,” she said. “There are threshold requirements in our accreditation standards, and we felt that if we went below 175 days of classroom instruction, we were really threatening our accreditation process. Fortunately, the department was able, even in this very severe budget crisis, to ensure that we
took a fewer number of days so that we wouldn’t in any way compromise our accreditation.” She said DOD places great value on its education activity and its educators and staffs, who run schools around the world and on military installations across the country. “They’ve made great investments in the education of our children and they certainly understand the importance that a quality education has to our nation, [and] to the recruitment and retention of a quality workforce … I think they demonstrated that when they reduced the number of furlough days for our employees,” she said. Furloughing school employees demonstrates the depth of crisis facing the DOD, Fitzgerald said. “I found every opportunity, every effort being made, to ensure that we would not have to furlough,” she added. “[Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel] himself, in his letters, has said he came by this decision with great pain and great regret.” DOD, DODEA and every other agency devoted to securing the nation’s future are struggling under the current budget and deﬁcit conditions, Fitzgerald noted. “I don’t think the department would make this decision if it weren’t for this ﬁnancial crisis,” she added. DODEA is not planning to conduct further furloughs beyond the coming school year, she said. “That can’t become a routine,” she said. “I believe the department is committed to this investment that it’s making in the education of the children, so budget cuts would have to come from other sources, within DODEA and within the department itself, to try and avoid impacting the educational program. We would just have to stop doing certain things.” Fitzgerald said around the world, DODEA employees will work to keep morale high and their focus on the children, but she acknowledged the furloughs would have an effect. “This is going to be a very difﬁcult
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time for our families and our employees,” she said. Still, Fitzgerald said, she’s conﬁdent her workforce will “push through” the professional and personal difﬁculties that a loss of classroom time and a loss of pay will bring. “It’s not a heavy lift to keep our teachers motivated,” she said. “In fact, during times of great crisis, you will see our teachers … be the ﬁrst ones to tell you, ‘Let’s stay focused on the mission.’” Educators are people whose career choice is motivated by love of the work, she pointed out. “They believe they can make a difference in the lives of these children,” she said. “That characteristic is actually present in all DODEA employees. That’s what makes DODEA so special.” From the headquarters to each individual school, she said, “our focus is on the children. It’s not about us, it’s about them.” Her entire workforce understands the challenges they’re facing with a ﬁveday instructional loss this year, Fitzgerald said. “I would tell you that the prevailing feeling is, while there is great disappointment and concern … during this whole process, the one thing I think you’ll ﬁnd in DODEA is that they will rally, and they will look back on this – and they want everyone to do so – with the sense that, ‘Yes, those were tough times, and we performed magniﬁcently,’” she added. Principals are now working to schedule the precise furlough schedules their schools will observe, Fitzgerald said. She added that parents should contact their local school ofﬁces and websites for more information on furlough schedules. “I can say this to all of our parents – he school calendar shows a report date, an opening of school, and that won’t change,” she said. “These furlough days … are not going to be taken, probably, until after the Labor Day holiday. So teachers, parents, children should report to school on time.”
“We’ll take a ﬁve-day instructional loss. Fortunately, this is occurring in the DOD schools, where there is probably no group of teachers who are better prepared for this kind of challenge.” - Marilee Fitzgerald
■ more closings When furloughs are implemented, most military commissaries will close one day a week on Mondays, the Defense Commissary Agency’s top ofﬁcial said. The closures will be for up to 11 days between July 8 and Sept. 30.
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GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME NAPS! By Lisa Smith Molinari Military Spouse Contributor
When the alarm goes off in the morning, and your brain’s cells begin to stir, a myriad of possible “ﬁrst thoughts” might pop into your head. “The minivan needs gas for the morning carpool.” “Should I forgive my husband for the ﬁght we had last night?” “Don’t forget to get something for Father’s Day.” “I wonder if Junior will pass his calculus exam.” None of these early morning contemplations can accurately predict the course of the rest of your day, but there is one particular “ﬁrst thought” that is a deﬁnite red ﬂag. If you wake up in the morning, and think, “I need a nap,” you can bet your
overpriced wrinkle cream that the rest of your day is pretty much gonna blow. I know this, because that is exactly what I’ve been thinking lately. I’ve been dragging my weary bones out of bed all week, when all I want to do is crawl back under the covers and hide from the inevitable calamity of my unmanageable schedule. Is it the exams, events and ﬁnal grade panic of the end of the school year that’s got me wanting to stay in bed? Well, not quite. Is it my son’s Eagle Scout ceremony, which we insanely decided to host at our house this weekend for more than 50 people? Well, not exactly. Is it the fact that my husband is being wined and dined all week while on a work trip
in South America while I am left driving this runaway train? Well, yes, but not entirely. Or could it be that we are moving to Rhode Island in less than a month and we’re nowhere near ready? Well, yeah, maybe. Or is it the fact that I am frantically scribbling this column on a legal pad at Starbucks, because I just killed my laptop when I knocked my coffee onto the keyboard 12 minutes ago and fear that I might have to use my thumbs to tap this thing into my Smartphone to get it to the editors? Hell yes, truth be told. But it’s not any one thing that has me dreaming of naps. It’s the totality of my circumstances as a middle-aged Navy wife and mother of three teens.
Recently, I was lamenting my to my neighbor, a 25-year Navy wife with two grown boys, when she validated my malaise. “Yea, I remember when the boys were in high school,” she said, “and I told my husband one day, ‘I’m exhausted.’ He told me to go take a nap and I told him, ‘No, I mean, I’m globally tired after 18 years of raising kids. Thirty minutes of shut
eye ain’t gonna cut it.’” Ironically, now that her boys have ﬂown the coop and she’s an empty nester, she’s napping more than ever, just because she can. The rest of us middle-aged moms must keep slogging along, waiting for the day when our schedules ease up enough that we can enjoy the luxury of a delicious afternoon nap. In the meantime, we can take
comfort in the [slightly modiﬁed] immortal words of poet Emma Lazarus, thoughtfully inscribed on the base of our Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor // Your befuddled housewives yearning to break free // With wretched refuse in their teeming heads. // Send these, the napless, tempest-tost to me, // And I’ll tuck them all into their comfy beds!”
The wisdom of a military child all grown up By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor
You can catch Bianca Martinez anchoring the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Kurt Williams, Barbara Ciara, and Juliet Bickford during the work week. You can also follow her laughter, stress and tears as a military wife in her blog, “Married to the Military,” weekly in the Flagship. Reach out to Bianca at email@example.com.
I am so very proud of being a military spouse. The strength and determination we earn and develop through this lifestyle, in my eyes, is unparalleled. It is, however, exceeded by our children. What strong little buggers they are. My two kiddos have learned such incredible skills for dealing with worry, stress, loneliness and sadness because of this military life. They have also gained an immeasurable sense of pride and honor. I see it in them every day. I am proud of them every day. However, where I really see the strength of a military child is in my husband. He is third generation military. His grandfather was in the Navy. His father and uncle were both career Marines. My husband lived the true military lifestyle of deployments, saying goodbye to friends over and over, and constant moves to rental homes or military housing. Here he now stands, this determined and successful man supporting his own family in so many
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pillow, tears started to ﬂow down my face and hitting the pillow. My husband leaned over and said, “I have the best idea and it is something I always wished I did on moving days. We are going to take a picture in all of your favorite spots in the house.” He is a loving genius. He knew I had the chance to do something he never got to do on the days of chaotic military moves. And when I had to come back to Virginia to work on Memorial Day, he stayed with my mother and helped her pack and move into her new home. His years as a military child made him a pro at transition and new chapters. For my mother, it was more than about packing. It wasn’t about his strong arms carrying boxes. It was about him lifting her spirits and letting her know this was all going to be OK. My hero. He is the product of a military lifestyle and not the one he created for himself. He is the son of a Marine who grew up with that pride and that determination I see in my kids. That can only mean my kids are on the right path. If they end up half as amazing as their father, they will do amazing things in this world.
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IMCMEX Explosive ordnance disposal technicians 3rd Class’ Gregory Girard and Joshua Gilman, both assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6, based in Virginia Beach, recover a Sea Fox remotely operated mine inspection vehicle aboard a rigid-hull inﬂatable boat as part of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2013. IMCMEX 2013 includes navies from more than 40 countries whose focus is to promote regional security through mine countermeasures operations in the U.S. 5th ﬂeet area of responsibility.
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Representatives from 41 nations concluded the at-sea portion of the International Mine Countermeasures Exercise 2013 (IMCMEX 13) in Bahrain, May 23. Leaders for the exercise initially characterized it as an overwhelming success as they begin the analysis phase of the international exercise focused on mine countermeasure tactics, maritime infrastructure protection and maritime security operations. “We had representatives from North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Western Paciﬁc. In fact, the only part of the world that wasn’t represented was Antarctica. That gives us a very good idea of the fact that many nations understand this is a global problem with global consequences that will require a global response,” said Vice Adm. John Miller, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command/ U.S. 5th Fleet/Combined Maritime Forces. The at-sea portion of the three-phased exercise included more than 6,500 Sailors from participating countries, and 35 ships which steamed more
MC1 Gary M. Keen Aerographer’s Mate 3rd Class Joshua Smart and Aerographer’s Mate 2nd Class Duston Brashears lift an unmanned underwater vehicle out of the ocean following a mine training exercise during IMCMEX 2013.
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than 8,000 nautical miles as part of the exercise. There were also 18 unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) that patrolled more than 70 square nautical miles of the exercise area. Cdre Simon Ancona from the British Royal Navy served as the operational commander for this exercise. “The things that we knew would be problematic did turn out to be challenging, but what was a pleasant surprise to me was how well we delivered them,” he said.
“The willingness to be ﬂexible and adapt and pull together and overcome some of these challenges, such as communications, data transfer, getting used to tactics that worked for all as opposed to imposing one set of doctrine.” Both leaders pointed out in a press conference that lessons learned from this exercise can be immediately applied to other waterways around the world. They also delivered the overwhelming positive feedback from participating countries, while acknowledging an appetite for future similar exercise. The re-integration and analysis phase of the exercise concluded on May 30.
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Navy Divers from Naval Submarine Support Facilityâ€™s Dive Locker visited Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, Conn. They displayed several examples of the evolution of diving rigs used by the Navy since World War II until the most recent rig, which was introduced this year.
Students learn about Navy divers By MC1 (SW/EXW) Jason J. Perry Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs
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More than 100 students at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School welcomed U.S. Navy divers from the Naval Submarine Support Facilityâ€™s Dive Locker. Navy Diver 2nd Class (DSW) Michael J. Christensen took time to explain the evolution and development of different diving equipment to students, who the majority had never seen diving
equipment or met a Navy diver. â€œI absolutely love diving and being able to share the wide range of missions we have with the next generation of possible Navy divers,â€? said Christensen. â€œI will talk about diving any chance I get.â€? The diverâ€™s visit to Bennie Dover Jackson is part of an ongoing effort by Commander, Submarine Group Two and various other Naval Submarine Base New London-assigned commands to reach out to students through
Photos by MC1 (SW/EXW) Jason J. Perry A student from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School in New London, Conn. tries on the MK 37 diving helmet.
their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) school-based curriculum. Erica Watson, an eighth grade science teacher at the middle school, is passionate about sharing local success stories in her STEMbased curriculum, and welcomes guest speakers on a routine basis to expand her studentâ€™s awareness across a broad spectrum. â€œI think the kids can really relate to the Sailorâ€™s youth and it gives them the knowledge that they really can do whatever
they put their mind to,â€? she said. â€œThey have positively inďŹ‚uenced the kids today and they went above and beyond, and made the youth connection with their presentation which is also very important.â€? Christensen spoke at Bennie Dover Jackson to increase the awareness of Navy divers. Christensen, who joined the Navy later in life, has always had a sense of pride in his country. In college he knew he wanted to join the military.
â€œI didnâ€™t know what branch I necessarily would join, I just knew that I wanted to serve my country,â€? he said. â€œIâ€™ve always been one to push myself to be the best that I can be and Naval Special Warfare really appealed to me. I eventually became a diver and it is the best decision I could have made.â€? Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School was established in 1993 and was named in honor of the ďŹ rst African-American teacher in New London.
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As more military service members report hearing loss, the OfďŹ ce of Naval Research (ONR) is hosting nationwide experts on how to combat the issue, May 29. Sponsored by ONRs Warfighter Performance Department, and coinciding with Better Hearing and Speech Month, the meeting will feature academic and military health professionals dedicated to ďŹ nding solutions to this most common disability among veterans. â€œHearing preservation is not just about ear plugs,â€? said Kurt Yankaskas, ONR Noise-Induced Hearing Loss program manager. â€œWeâ€™re looking at everything from making stuff quieter to better operational hearing protection as we go forward in understanding this complex issue.â€?
Daily, Sailors and Marines work on aircraft carriers or in cockpits, engine rooms and other locations where noise levels are in excess of the effectiveness of current hearing protection devices. Similar situations have contributed to an increase in auditory problems across the military. In its most recent report, the Veterans Administration (VA) estimated that more than 1.5 million veterans, almost double the number from 2006, were receiving compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus, typiďŹ ed by ringing in the ears. In 2011, the VA reported nearly 150,000 new cases of hearing loss and tinnitus, more than three times the number for posttraumatic stress disorder. ONR and its research partners are attacking the problem from different angles with a focus on: â– Tailoring hearing protection devices to individual users.
â– Measuring noise exposure in real-time. â– Developing pharmaceuticals to maintain and restore hearing. Extensive modeling and simulation can provide researchers today with a better understanding of how to measure noise and determine the susceptibility of individuals to hearing loss and tinnitus. Researchers are seeking a way to regenerate damaged hair cells in the cochlea, a spiral-shaped part of the inner hear, essential for hearing. A challenge is to link these ear sensors to auditory nerves that carry messages to the central hearing processing center in the brain. â€œEarly investment from ONR proved that timely delivery of antioxidant compounds helps to mitigate the effect of noise exposure,â€? said Dr. Rick Rogers, Harvard School of Public Health scientist. Rogers has worked with
Stock photo More than 1.5 million veterans, almost double the number from 2006, were receiving compensation for hearing loss and tinnitus, typiďŹ ed by ringing in the ears.
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B6 | THE FLAGSHIP | MAY 30, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM The Northrop Grumman-built Triton unmanned aircraft system completed its ﬁrst ﬂight from the company’s manufacturing facility in Palmdale, Calif. The one an a half hour ﬂight successfully demonstrated control systems that allow Triton to operate autonomously.
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The Navy’s newest unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft platform, the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), completed its ﬁrst ﬂight from Palmdale, Calif., May 22, marking the start of tests which will validate the Northrop Grumman-built system for future ﬂeet operations. During the 80-minute ﬂight in restricted airspace, the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, controlled by groundbased Navy and Northrop Grumman personnel, reached an altitude of 20,000 feet. “This ﬂight represents a signiﬁcant milestone for the Triton team,” said Rear Adm. Mat Winter, who leads the Program Executive Ofﬁce for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. “The work they
■ about the Triton Triton is specially designed to fly surveillance missions up to 24 hours at altitudes of more than 10 miles, allowing coverage out to 2,000 nautical miles of ocean and littoral areas at a time. The system’s advanced suite of sensors can detect and automatically classify different types of ships. have done and will continue to do is critical to the future of naval aviation, particularly to our maritime patrol and reconnaissance community.” The MQ-4C Triton provides the ﬂeet with a gamechanging persistent maritime and littoral ISR data collection and dissemination capability, said Winter. It will be a key component of the Navy’s Maritime Patrol and Reconnaissance Force family of systems. As an adjunct to the
manned P-8A Poseidon, the MQ-4C Triton will be a major part of the military’s surveillance strategy for the Asia and Paciﬁc regions. The Triton will ﬂy missions for 24 hours at altitudes greater than 10 miles, allowing the system to monitor 2,000 nautical miles of ocean and littoral areas at a time. The P-8A Poseidon is the Navy’s new multi-mission maritime aircraft being built to replace the P-3C Orion long-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft. “When operational, the MQ-4C will complement our manned P-8 because it can ﬂy for long periods, transmit its information in real-time to units in the air and on ground, as well as use less resources than previous surveillance aircraft,” said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance Group, who also witnessed the ﬂight. “Triton will bring an unprecedented ISR capability to the warﬁghter.” The MQ-4C Triton UAS
will be based at ﬁve locations around the globe. Triton operators will disseminate data in real-time to ﬂeet units to support surface warfare, intelligence operations, strike warfare and search and rescue. “Our goal is to mature
the Triton UAS before supporting the Navy’s maritime ISR mission,” said Capt. Jim Hoke, program manager for the Persistent Maritime UAS ofﬁce (PMA-262), which oversees the Triton program. “The data we collect the
next few years is essential to certify the system for operational use.” Flight tests will continue in California for the next several months before the team transitions the aircraft to Patuxent River in the fall.
Sailor awarded Bronze Star Medal At a ceremony at the Pentagon, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert shakes the hand of Lt. Brad Snyder’ after awarding him a Bronze Star Medal in lieu of second award with the Combat Distinguishing Device for Valor for his heroic efforts in Afghanistan as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team leader. Snyder was working with Virginia Beach-based Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 12 when he stepped on a homemade land mine in Afghanistan in 2011. His face took the brunt of the blast. He now has two glass eyes.
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RELIEF | Tornado left 11 homes
destroyed, 34 with signiﬁcant damage
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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder President Barack Obama greets Airmen and family members on Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., May 26, 2013, en route to surrounding areas damaged by recent tornadoes.
MC1 Chris W. Delano A Sailor from Strategic Communications Wing 1, joins a large group of TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out) Sailors as they volunteer in support of recovery efforts in Moore, Okla. after a devastating EF5 tornado.
Continued from B1 long-standing Navy presence in the area that includes nearly 1,500 active duty service members and their families attached to Strategic Communications Wing One (SCW-1) at Tinker Air Force Base, as well other active duty members attached to the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) in Oklahoma City, the local recruiting district and numerous reserve personnel who live and work in the community. Minor injuries to some family members have been reported and damage reports so far show that 11 homes were destroyed and 34 suffered signiﬁcant damage.
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Additionally, there are many more Sailors and families that have homes surrounding the impact area who have not been allowed to return to their homes until damage assessments are complete. Displaced families are being housed and supported by other families, the U.S. Air Force, and the Tinker AFB support group, Tinker Family. Navy members are volunteering from NOSC Tulsa, while Seabees assigned to Tinker Air Force Base are being deployed into the affected areas. More Navy involvement in the recovery efforts is expected in the coming days.
Continued from B1 Among the service women honored during the ceremony was Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Angela M. Maness, who is slated to be the ﬁrst female sergeant major of Marine Barracks Washington.
MC1 Chris W. Delano Heather Heppler, a TACAMO (Take Charge And Move Out), spouse, assists Sailors as they volunteer in support of recovery efforts in Moore, Okla. after a devastating EF5 tornado.
MC1 Chris W. Delano Sailor’s from Task Force 124 volunteer in support of recovery efforts in Moore, Okla. after a devastating EF5 tornado.
“It is an honor and a privilege to be selected … to take a post, any post, but to be identiﬁed as a sergeant major to go to our oldest post. It is a privilege,” she said. To Maness, it’s not about being a female Marine, she said, but being a Marine
through and through, no matter the gender. “Words of wisdom, not just for female Marines, for every Marine – do your job, stay in the ﬁght and do the best job you can do for your boss, for the Corps, for America,” she said.
REBOOT Workshop graduates ﬁrst East Coast class By David Todd The Flagship Managing Editor
National Veteran Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI), a non-proﬁt organization who developed the no-cost 15day, three-week REBOOT transition workshops, graduated 10 individuals from its ﬁrst East Coast class at the Tidewater Community College (TCC) campus in Virginia Beach, May 24. The workshop included active duty service members from commands in Hampton Roads, and those recently retired from service. Two additional workshops are planned for July and October. “The response from this ﬁrst class has been phenomenal,” said Maurice D. Wilson, former Navy master chief, now the president and executive director for NVTSI and the REBOOT Workshops. “The class is something that TCC would have loved to have developed,” said Dr. Bruce Brunson, executive director for the Center for Military and Veterans Education at TCC, who is helping to host the ﬁrst three workshops at the college. “It ﬁts right with what most of my staff would have designed and how they would have designed it.” The REBOOT Workshops were designed speciﬁcally for military service members who are retired or are in the process of transitioning from the military to a civilian life. The workshops discuss a wide range of topics, including employment, resume building, dressing for success, education, adjusting to new social environments, living arrangements, among others, which can leave some service mem-
■ upcoming classes July 15 (TCC Virginia Beach Campus) October (TBD – TCC Suffolk Campus) Visit www.nvtsi.org for more details. bers and their families in an unfamiliar situation. The workshops are also open for military spouses to attend. “We’re not trying to duplicate anything that anybody is doing – we’re just looking at ﬁlling that gap,” Wilson explained. “One of the things that was not being done by anybody is the whole reverse boot camp [concept], which is not about reversing a job – getting a job is not a reverse boot camp – it’s about changing a person on a subconscious level so they can go from the military mindset to the civilian world and begin to ﬁll in gaps themselves.” Although each of the attendees progress at different rates throughout the course, Wilson said he has seen individuals change as early as day one, but most see a signiﬁcant change by the third day. On day two, individuals are given a rubber wristband and are asked to practice removing negative thoughts from their vocabulary. If they have a negative thought, they are told to snap the wristband. In essence, if they aren’t thinking negative, they become positive individuals, which creates a new energy source inside them. “This course, from day one, focuses on what your mentality is and what your attitude is … your drive, your behavior, and really, what you do,” said REBOOT graduate Senior Chief Information Systems Technician John Hand, from Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command (NCDOC). “Transition is a scary time for a lot of
people. You are so used to doing stuff ... this course really takes a more holistic approach.” “It’s an invaluable course,” said REBOOT graduate Chief Hospital Corpsman Jose A. Nicola, an independent corpsman for Seal Team 8. “It’s a course that everybody needs to go to. I didn’t know what to expect from the beginning, but after the ﬁrst week of being in the class, it was a clear picture of what it was going to offer me.” Wilson hopes that NVTSI will be able to continue to offer the REBOOT Workshops in Hampton Roads after this initial trial period, noting he feels there is a need for it due to the large population of active duty and retirees in the area. He also feels that there is a need for workshops such as these across the country. “The number of veterans in America today is about 23.4 million veterans,” said Wilson. “My vision is for REBOOT to be offered to all of them.” NVTSI is a San Diego-based 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining evidence-based best-practice performance techniques. The organization was established by a group of retired Navy and Marine Corps ofﬁcers and workforce development professionals seeking to ﬁll the tremendous gap in the continuum of veteran services. Costs associated with providing the workshops are paid by contributions from local and national corporations, ensuring no cost to the service member or the U.S. government. To register for upcoming classes or to learn more about the REBOOT Workshops, visit www.nvtsi.org.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged service members, civilian employees and their families to enjoy the upcoming summer, but to do so safely, May 22. In a message to all Defense Department activities, Hagel emphasized the need to make good decisions during a time of year that resulted in more than 80 percent of the department’s non-combat deaths in 2012. Here is the text of the secretary’s message: “The summer months are often a high point of our year as we take a well-deserved vacation, and spend time with family and friends. The summer allows for an opportunity to relax and refresh. However, many of the activities we pursue during our vacation time put us at risk for accidents that have potentially serious consequences. As you drive to and from vacation destinations, remember that 81 percent of the noncombat fatalities in 2012 total took place over the summer. Last summer, 80 service members died in motor vehicle collisions; 27 in four-wheel vehicles, 47 while riding motorcycles, four were pedestrians, and two were bicyclists. These fatalities occurred in spite of state laws and Department of Defense policies requiring the use of seatbelts while in a car, and protective gear while riding motorcycles and bicycles. An untold number of deaths resulted from fatigue – deaths preventable by proper trip planning and fatigue management while driving. All military leaders must emphasize how important it is for everyone in our DOD community to follow these simple precautions while traveling on our na-
Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the commencement ceremony for the West Point Military Academy in West Point, New York, May 25.
tion’s roads. Some of you will enjoy water activities, such as swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, or water skiing. Sadly, six service members died while participating in waterrelated activities last summer. It is important to follow swimming area rules and to be aware of the hidden dangers inherent in participating in water activities. Alcohol is all too often a component in these tragic accidents. Recognize the risks and make good decisions. We all know that alcohol, even in small quantities, impairs our decision-making and is often a signiﬁcant factor in many accidents. So, before taking our ﬁrst sip, we need to remember never to drink and drive. Plan ahead and always think before acting. We all must do everything we can to be safer this summer. Each of us must do our part to keep everyone around us safe off-duty, as we do on-duty. Fundamental military lessons of working together, exercising leadership, focusing on the mission and having the courage to say no to a risky situation are all essential to enjoying the summer and returning to your units. I want to thank each of you for your service to this nation. You serve so that all Americans can be safe and free. I wish each of you a safe and enjoyable summer.”
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Pillage and plunder your way through Hampton, May 31 through June 2, when the 14th annual Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival returns for another year of swashbuckling excitement. Celebrate Hampton’s rich maritime heritage by commemorating the demise of its most infamous visitor, Capt. Edward Teach (a.k.a. Blackbeard the Pirate). Beginning Friday, roughly 50,000 seafaring attendees, as well as Blackbeard and his crew, will invade Downtown Hampton. Interact with Blackbeard (ﬁrst-person interpreter Ben Cherry) and more than 100 other authentically costumed pirate re-enactors as they run rampant on the streets of America’s oldest continuous English-speaking settlement. The festivities kick off Friday night with the 14th annual Grand Pirates Ball from 7 to 11 p.m., at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina
■ get the party started The Blackbeard Pirate Festival kicks off Friday night with the Grand Pirates Ball from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hampton Marina Hotel. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. Hotel. The celebration, a recreation of Blackbeard’s Party at Okracoke with creative black tie or period attire enforced, will feature Caribbean food, adult beverages, live music and more. Though the festival is free, there is an admission charge for the ball. Tickets are $35 in advance, or $40 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at http://purchase.tickets.com/ buy/TicketPurchase?organ_val=22339. Saturday’s activities include a swarm of extemporized street skirmishes between pirates and militia; a replica of Blackbeard’s pirate
camp, complete with living history interpreters teaching the skills of the circa 1700 Sailor; and the trial and escape of William Howard, one of Blackbeard’s fellow pirates with ties to Hampton. Don’t miss the exhilarating reenactment of the classic sea battle between Lt. Maynard and Blackbeard, featuring two fullscale replica vessels in the Hampton Harbor. At the conclusion of the sea battle, a presentation ceremony takes place in which Blackbeard’s severed head will be bestowed upon Virginia Gov. Alexander Spotswood (1710-1722). Visitors can participate in the festivities when they join Blackbeard’s funeral parade. This year, the Hampton Blackbeard Pirate Festival welcomes three tall ships to the downtown docks: MEKA II, Serenity and Bonny Rover.
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Back for its second year this summer is “Swingtime Salute – The USO Battleship Revue,” presented by Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company in partnership with USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. This year’s 1940s style show will once again feature a live swing band, plus many of last year’s professional cast, including the lovely Bronowski Sisters and Lorelei Leigh, matinee performances, and will feature even more singing and dancing from the Big Band era. Dashing Sailors and dishy dames will expertly belt out the era’s popular tunes from the Andrews Sisters, Duke Ellington, Hoagy Carmichael, George and Ira Gershwin, Cab Calloway and more. Swingtime Salute will run from June 5 through July 6 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday through Saturday weekly, with four special 2 p.m. indoor matinees in the Nauticus Theater on June 26 and 29 and July 3 and 6. General admission tickets are $30 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and $40 on Fridays and Saturdays; children aged 4-12 are $20 every night. Nauticus and VSC season members, retired military and AAA members receive an advance sale discount. Due to the USO’s support, all active duty military get in free. All seating is general admission. A VIP ticket is available for an additional $10 per person and includes preferred seating and a commemorative souvenir. For tickets, call the VSC Box Ofﬁce at 6271234, Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787 or visit www.vastage.com. Tickets may also be purchased in person either at Virginia Stage Company’s box ofﬁce on the day or night of the show at 110 Tazewell St., or at Nauticus on show nights after 5 p.m. at One Waterside Drive. For group discounts and reservations contact Janelle Burchﬁeld at 627-6988 ext. 358, or email jburchﬁeld@vastage.com.
Head to Buckroe Beach in Hampton for the 6th annual 3D Sand Soccer Shootout and Beneﬁt, June 1-2. Presented by 3D Sports’ AIM for Excellence Foundation, the event is expected to draw more than 700 athletes and thousands of spectators from across the country. “This is our sixth year and we are riding the wave of positive energy,” said Kelly Wilson, owner, 3D Sports, Inc. “With boardwalk shopping, action packed games, free clinics and Operation Beach Clean-Up, there really is something for everyone at the 6th annual 3D Sand Soccer Shootout and Beneﬁt.” During the weekend, games will take place in the sand on the north side of Buckroe Beach Park – ﬁelds start near the playground and are stacked end to end down to the park ranger station. Each team registered for the 3D Sand Soccer Tournament will play a minimum of three matches, with the Top-2 teams from each division (12-15 divisions total) advancing to a ﬁnal. Each division will play a ﬁnal match on Sunday, with ﬁrst and second place teams receiving awards. One of the weekend highlights is the AIM for Excellence Silent Auction on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Auction items include: gift baskets, various attraction admission tickets, bicycles, Ferguson Center for the Arts tickets, and more. Starting bids are marked down to about 70 percent. This year, three non-proﬁt organizations are combining forces to put this silent auction over the top:
Courtesy photo The 6th annual 3D Sand Soccer Shootout and Beneﬁt is expected to draw more than 700 athletes to Buckroe Beach in Hampton this weekend.
AIM for Excellence, Houses of H.O.P.E and Seton Youth Shelters. For more information, visit www.3dsandsoccer.info/AIMFoundation.html. Other activities taking place during the 6th annual 3D Sand Soccer Shootout include a free baseball/softball clinic by Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy and a free freestyle juggling clinic presented by AIM’s Summer Soccer Camp Staff. On Saturday at 1 p.m., AIM will lead “Operation Beach Clean-Up” in partnership with the Hampton Clean City Commission. The Sand Soccer Shootout is certiﬁed Virginia Green. For hungry patrons and participants, food vendors will be on-site throughout the duration of the weekend. For more information on the 3D Sand Soccer Shootout and Beneﬁt or to register, call 826-4178, or visit www.3DSandSoccer.info.
■ into the swing of things “Swingtime Salute – The USO Battleship Revue,” presented by Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company, is a WWII-era song and dance show on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin. Shows will run weekly, on Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., from June 5 through July 6.
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Annual Patriotic Festival honors military personnel, families By Yiorgo Contributing Writer
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Virginia Symphony Orchestra to play program of Disney favorites ■ When: June 2, 3 p.m. ■ Where: Sandler Center
for the Performing Arts, Virginia Beach ■ Cost: $12 for children and adults, and discounts are available for groups of 10 or more ■ For more information, contact: Symphony Patron Services at 892-6366, or visit www.virginiasymphony.org The Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 Peanut Butter and Jam Concert Series concludes with a program of Disney favorites designed to delight both the young and the young at heart. VSO Associate Conductor Benjamin Rous will lead the orchestra in music from “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Mulan,” “Beauty and the Beast” and “Aladdin.” “Generations of Americans have grown up on the Disney classics,” said Rous. “Those ﬁlms were so special because of the power of their music. The Virginia Symphony Orchestra plays those magical scores, live with production sequences projected over the orchestra, in a fantastic concert event that will relive our memories of those great ﬁlms, and form new memories as well.” Pre-concert activities begin in the Sandler Center lobby at 2 p.m. and include an instrument petting zoo, face painting and more.
Honor Ride Virginia Beach ■ When: June 2, 8 a.m., registration from 7 to 7:45 ■ Where: The Cavalier Hotel, 4201 Atlantic Ave.,
Virginia Beach, ■ Cost: $75 per rider, $125 per family of two adults and
no limit for the number of children; teams of ﬁve or more are $60 per rider ■ For more information, ﬁnd: Ride2Recovery on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @Ride_2_Recovery Ride 2 Recovery, a 501(c) 3, helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling programs at military bases, as well as on seven long-distance challenge events staged each year. Pre-registration is highly recommended at www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?EVENT_ ID=2076163&CHECKSSO=0. A portion of the registration fee is tax-deductible and includes T-shirt, route slip, SAG support and rest stops. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) helmets must be worn at all times by all riders. To contribute, visit www. active.com/donate/honorride2013.
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It’s that time of the year again, with Memorial Day just a week behind us, the annual Patriotic Festival continues the celebration of our military by honoring our Armed Forces personnel and their families. For three days, May 31- June 2, the Virginia Beach oceanfront is transformed into a huge playground for young and old in honor of our the military, with concerts by national touring artists, military displays and demos of the nation’s top-rated aerobatic pilots and skydivers. This year’s concert performers include: Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Sara Haze, Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Jana Kramer and Steel Pulse. Additionally, the air show headliners include: The Geico Skytypers, Red Bull Skydivers and the Sea Harrier F/A2, just to name a few. ■ The Geico Skytypers are a ﬂight squadron of six vintage WWII airplanes performing precision ﬂight maneuvers. They are the only civilian squadron currently ﬂying these aircraft at air shows. ■ The Red Bull Skydivers are six men with one common passion, a freefall into a canopy formation where skydivers build spectacular formations with their open parachutes. The air show performers include: ■ Art Nalls, a retired Marine Lt. Col, who is the world’s only civilian to own a Harrier Jump Jet. The jet is a vertical takeoff and landing ﬁghter capable of hovering and ﬂying backwards. Nalls showcases the Sea Harrier F/A2 with an amazing ﬂight demonstration of several high-speed passes and the Harrier’s trademark hovering exhibition at approximately 100 feet. ■ Kirby Chambliss, a ﬁve-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and one of the Top-15 aerobatic pilots in the country. ■ Patty Wagstaff, a three time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion and an inductee into the National Aviation Hall of Fame. I recently had an opportunity to sit down with Patty Wagstaff and talk about her extraordinary career. Yiorgo: Tell me about yourself. Where you were born and how did you fall in love with ﬂying? Patty Wagstaff: I was born in the U.S. and my dad was in the Air Force. My dad was a pilot and he became a captain for Japan Airlines. I was 10 years old when my dad let me take the controls of his DC-6. I have been in love with ﬂying from that moment on. I grew up around aviation and wanted to become a pilot as early as I can remember. My sister is also a pilot. You will ﬁnd a lot of the aviators grew up around aviation. Y: What was your ﬁrst experience with bush ﬂying? PW: I was working in a small town in Alaska and had to ﬂy into villages. They told me to charter a plane, and on my ﬁrst charter, we crashed on the end of the runway. I said I could do better
■ honoring those who serve, served The Patriotic Festival celebrates the military at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of concerts by national touring artists, military displays and demos, and a three-day oceanfront air show featuring some of the nation’s top-rated aerobatic pilots and skydivers. Everyone is invited to be a part of this salute to our troops – serving now and in the past. Remember the men and women of the United States military and Armed Forces for their heroism and the sacrifices they make for Americans.
then that, so I decided to learn how to ﬂy myself. I hired my friend and later my husband, Bob, to travel with me in his Cessna 185 ﬂoatplane. Y: And from that you went on to become a six-time member of the U.S. Aerobatic Team. You won the gold, silver and bronze medals in Olympiclevel international aerobatic competition and you are the ﬁrst woman to win the title of U.S. National Aerobatic champion, and one of the few people to win it three times. Can you elaborate on that? PW: To ﬂy aerobatics, you have to love it! Those awards are the icing on the cake. To me, I am just privileged to be able to ﬂy. Yes, its exciting when you win something, but what was satisfying for me was to win the U.S. Nationals for the ﬁrst time and to be the ﬁrst woman to do it. Y: Out of the many awards/honors you have received, what would you say is your Top-3 that make you say, “I accomplished that?” PW: Well, along with my ﬁrst U.S. Nationals win, being inducted in the National Aviation Hall of Fame was a huge honor, and that my Goodrich Extra 260 plane that I ﬂew to win my ﬁrst U.S. Nationals is on display at the
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Y: I’ve seen it ... it’s next to Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Vega. How did that make you feel when you ﬁrst saw the two side-by-side? PW: It’s very surreal to me. You sort of look at it as outside yourself in a way. Y: What should the fans expect to see from you this weekend? PW: Well, ﬁrst of all, there is some extremely good pilots that will be there. This will be a ﬁrst class air show. I am going to ﬂy my really aggressive routine and I do a dual routine with Skip Stewart, another one of the pilots that has a lot of Pyro ... it’s called “Tin Stix” and it’s quite dynamic! It’s very exciting for the fans and I look forward to seeing everyone there. There will be numerous displays and military demonstrations on-site including: the Geico Custom Military Chopper and the Geico NASCAR Show Car #13. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets for VIP seating and the hospitality zone are on sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at (800) 745-3000. Visit www.patrioticfestival.com for more details.
■ When: June 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ■ Where: Munden Point Park, 2001
Peﬂey Ln., Virginia Beach ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s Outdoor Programs Ofﬁce at 385-4461 (TTY: dial 711), email outdoors@VBgov. com, or visit www.vbgov.com/outdoors
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Help your child tackle the basics of angling Virginia waters by coming to the Family Fishing Clinic. You and your child will team up with experienced ﬁshermen for guided instruction on beginning ﬁshing skills. Fishing-related games and activities will also be held through the morning. Open to the public, this event is limited to the ﬁrst 125 youth, ages 5 - 14, to register (advance registration is required). A parent or guardian must be present for every four children. Fishing poles, tackle and bait will be provided if needed. Hot dog lunch included. The event will be held rain or shine, check-in is 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Advanced registration is required to participate. Register online at www.VBgov.com/outdoors.
Father-Daughter Ball ■ When: June 13 ■ Where: Westin, Va. Beach ■ Cost: Ticket prices vary by rank ■ For more information, visit: www.asymcahr.org/events
The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads will host a Father-Daughter Ball. Active duty and retired military and their daughters are invited to spend an evening in an “Enchanted Forest.” Tickets are on sale through June 10 or until they sell out. Ticket include: dinner, dancing, a free photo, door prizes and more. Open to all active duty and retired military fathers with daughters ages 3 to 18 years.
The festival will once again feature the Blackbeard children’s area, highlighting the Little Swashbuckler’s Stage. The stage will host several performances, including special performances and a variety of musical acts. In addition to the children’s area, guests will have the opportunity to stroll through Blackbeard’s Pirate Camp where they can learn how to use a cutlass, load a cannon, or even sing a sea chantey at Pirate’s Cove. At Mill Point Park, visitors can also explore a collection of 17th and 18th century period vendors selling items such as jewelry, clothing, art and personal accessories. Another highlight of Pirate’s Cove is the Silkie’s Hyde Tavern, a rustic tavern-style throwback to what a Hampton bar would have looked like in the 18th century. Feel free to rub elbows with some of the local swashbucklers and be served by wenches. Other weekend amusements include: jugglers, musicians, a pirate procession, street entertainers, cannon ﬁre at Battery Point, period weaponry demonstrations, bird shows, and more. Head down Queens Way to check out the Blackbeard stage, complete with daytime pirate en-
tertainment. In addition, Hampton Youth Bands, Ohana Style, Blue Ridge Country, DFD, The UnXpected, User Friendly and Inferno; and the U.S. Air Force Blue Aces will provide live music over the weekend. Saturday night will conclude with a dramatic ﬁreworks display at 9 p.m. over the Hampton River.
The Blackbeard Pirate Festival is from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, contact the Hampton Visitor Center at 727-1102, the Hampton 311 Call Center at 7278311, or visit www.hampton.gov/parks/ blackbeard.
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AUDI S8 IS TOP ATHLETE IN A BUSINESS SUIT By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation
Distinct sports appeal, elegant style and supreme comfort – these are the characteristic features of the new 2013 Audi S8 sedan. Its exceptional dynamism, as expressed by its engine, transmission, suspension and design are further enhanced by the sedan’s exclusiveness and luxury. The new Audi S8 elevates the level of reﬁned performance in the ﬂagship Audi A8 lineup, while advancing the Audi S8 lineage into its third generation. Building on the already agile A8, which utilizes Audi ASF aluminum space frame technology to achieve a lightweight vehicle chassis, the S8 adds a responsive sport air suspension, high performance brake system and performance-inspired design elements. Exterior model differentiation for the new S8 includes purposeful S model design elements, including a new twin-blade horizontal slats design of the Singleframe grille,
lower bumper side air intakes and rear diffuser. The S8 also includes aluminum optic mirrors, larger rocker sill moldings and the trademark S model four outlet, and dual rear exhaust. The most powerful sedan in Audi of America’s history is equipped with an all-new 4.0L twin-turbo V8 engine bolted to an eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission with Audi quattro all-wheel drive. New fuel efﬁciency measures include Audi cylinder on demand technology that deactivates four of the eight cylinders at lower loads, reducing fuel consumption by up to 10 percent at moderate highway speeds. When the V8 engine switches to V4 mode, the active noise cancellation system negates undesirable changes in engine/exhaust sound. Active engine mounts further dampen vibrations at lower frequencies to make the Audi cylinder on demand technology transition imperceptible to the vehicle’s occupants. Starting with the control hardware
of the A8 sedan, the S8 includes an advanced sport-tuned adaptive air suspension system, with the characteristics of the air springs and shock absorbers integrated into the system setup to be somewhat ﬁrmer. The rubber mounts in the axles have likewise been modiﬁed in keeping with the character of the S8. Even the rack-and-pinion power steering with its variable ratio is 10 percent more direct in the straight-ahead position, for more responsive handling. Drawing information from seven special sensors and a number of other parameters, the damping responds adaptively to the prevailing requirements in a fraction of a second. The S8 rides on cast aluminum wheels with a parallel-spoke S design. The wheels are shod with standard S8 speciﬁc 21-inch wheels. Inside the passenger cabin of the S8 reﬂects a character of dynamic elegance and high quality. The roomy interior beneﬁts from ergonomically friendly displays, controls, switchgear and seating and the MMI (Multi
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Volkswagen offers fast, roomy and economical sedan By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation
At last, a little something for everybody – room for mom and the kids, excellent fuel economy for the family budget and performance for dad. If there was one car that brings it all home for less than $30,000, it is the American-made Volkswagen Passat TDI turbo-diesel sedan. I spent a week with this roomy four-door car and I swear it drove like a performance sedan. The new Volkswagen Passat has created a new standard in the mid-size sedan class. Here is a mid-size sedan with the space and comfort of many full-size models, offering remarkable, best-in-class, stretch-out rear-seat legroom and trunk space to match. The Passat TDI version that I drove – the only clean diesel option in the segment – delivers a range of almost 800 miles on the highway with the manual transmission. This is a generously-proportioned four-door sedan and the largest Passat ever. The Passat’s balanced proportions give it elegant and timeless styling, reﬂecting the new Volkswagen Design DNA developed by Walter de Silva, the Italian design chief for the Volkswagen Group, and Klaus Bischoff,
the German design leader for the Volkswagen Brand. The clean design, with a predominance of horizontal body elements, reinforces the Passat’s position as the sophisticated choice in the mid-size segment. Available in TDI SE and TDI SEL Premium trim levels, the power for the Passat TDI is generated by the 2.0L TDI Clean Diesel fourcylinder turbo engine. When equipped with the six-speed manual transmission, the TDI has a range of 795 miles on one tank of ultra-lowsulfur clean diesel. The TDI engine is equipped with a Selective Catalytic Reduction System. Optional on the Passat TDI Clean Diesel is Volkswagen’s DSG six-speed automatic. It incorporates a dual-clutch system that instantly engages and disengages gears without the need for a clutch pedal. With a special computer controlling the process, one clutch is engaged on the next gear, while the clutch from the previous gear is released. The results are crisp, quick shifts, without the loss of power that is experienced with a traditional manual gearbox. It’s the perfect choice for drivers who want the performance of a traditional manual transmission with the precision of an automatic.
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI sedan ■ Engine: 2.0L TDI turbo-charged
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Randy Rogers Band talks about â€˜Troubleâ€™ in his latest album
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanityâ€™s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
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Now You See Me
â€œTroubleâ€? just might be the Randy Rogers Bandâ€™s (RRB) best album to date. Though a few RRB purists might be caught off guard by some of the new wrinkles heard on the bandâ€™s sixth studio album, the ultimate payoff makes for an exciting ride courtesy of the Texasbred band. Courtesy of UMG Nashville In stores now, â€œTroubleâ€? marks the ďŹ rst collaboration between the quintet and producer Jay Joyce (Eric Churchâ€™s â€œChief,â€? Little Big Townâ€™s â€œTornadoâ€?). Though RRBs bittersweet melodies and Lone Star drawl still ache through the albumâ€™s 11 songs, Joyceâ€™s dynamic and atmospheric dial provides the bandâ€™s sound with a whole new dimension. Listening to the current single, â€œFuzzy,â€? the new partnership immediately pays dividends. Loose notes and rough-edged distortion give the song a bite, while Rogersâ€™ easy vocal rhythm draws listeners deep inside the seedy story. Waking up in a hot tub hung over with a mouth feeling somewhat like a tennis ball is only the beginning here. On the cathartic, â€œOne More Sad Song,â€? ďŹ‚eeting percussion introduces acoustic chords and a heartfelt verse recognizing the beginning of a lonely future. Fiddle player Brady Black leads a dramatic interlude, while drummer Les Lawless is completely in step. Each member of the band, including guitarist Geoffrey Hill and bassist Jon Richardson, sound refreshed and renewed on the new set. This isnâ€™t to say the band has changed their identity. Really, theyâ€™ve only just developed it further. The downtrodden, â€œIf I Had Another Heart,â€? and uptempo opener, â€œGoodbye Lonely,â€? both recall the vulnerable qualities so many fans are familiar with. The sad piano notes and melodic chorus of â€œSpeak Of The Devilâ€? build to a dramatic ďŹ nish on what is a quintessentially rugged â€œRandy Rogers Band ballad,â€? and the troubadour tune, â€œHad To Give That Up Too,â€? offers a soulful glance at a lonely man. â€œI miss the taste / I miss the high / And the way it made me burn inside,â€? Rogers sings with an evocative yearning, spinning metaphors of cigarettes and alcohol into a sharp story of an irresistible woman. The albumâ€™s closing tune, â€œNever Got Around To That,â€? which holds the recordâ€™s most intimate vocal performance, carries trademark RRB melodies and themes while also succeeding in reaching new heights with a willingness to take chances on more difďŹ cult passages.
â€œNow You See Meâ€? pits an elite FBI squad in a game of cat and mouse against The Four Horsemen, a superteam of the worldâ€™s greatest illusionists. The Four Horsemen pull off a series of daring heists against corrupt business leaders during their performances, showering the stolen proďŹ ts on their audiences while staying one step ahead of the law. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures
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Velasquez, dos Santos dominate to set up anticipated rubber match over, he hopes that he’s done enough to move another rung up the ladder. On Saturday night, Grant knocked out Gray Maynard and put himself on the top of that ladder at 155 pounds, where he will now face champion Benson Henderson for the title. Grant is a ﬁghter’s ﬁghter, and seeing him get to this spot should provide a beacon of hope for competitors just like him ... that if you work hard and win ﬁghts, you’ll eventually get your shot. And when you get it, you just have to make the most of that opportunity. Against Maynard, Grant did just that.
By Thomas Gerbasi UFC.com
Now this is what we all expected the reign of Cain Velasquez to look like. In dominating Antonio Silva for the second time with a ﬁrstround knockout at UFC 160, May 25, the UFC heavyweight champ got the burden of successfully defending his title off his back, and now, he can look forward with a clear head as he approaches a third ﬁght with the man who kept him from defending that crown the ﬁrst time – Junior dos Santos. Velasquez is also starting to project the aura of a ﬁghter that you have to make time to see whenever he’s on the card, a rarity in any combat sports discipline. But to many hardcore fans, the biggest takeaway from Saturday’s win is that Velasquez is now the linear heavyweight champion – if you follow such things. You know, the man who beat the man. According to our ace production coordinator Jason Haddon, this is the progression of the heavyweight crown: Mark Coleman beats Dan Severn for the UFC heavyweight title, Coleman loses to Maurice Smith, Smith loses to Randy Couture, Couture loses to Enson Inoue, Inoue loses to Mark Kerr, Kerr loses to Kazuyuki Fujita, Fujita loses to Coleman, Coleman loses to Minotauro Nogueira, Nogueira loses to Fedor Emelianenko, Emelianenko loses to Fabrício Werdum, Werdum to loses to Alistair Overeem, Overeem loses to Bigfoot Silva, Silva loses to Velasquez. There you go.
Pyle, Roop make statements Speaking of hard-working veterans, Mike Pyle and George Roop also showed that winners are determined in the Octagon, not on message board forums, or on Twitter. Pyle survived some rocky moments against Rick Story to win his fourth straight, and Roop did the same against former WEC bantamweight champ Brian Bowles to take his second consecutive ﬁght since moving back to 135 pounds. The wins Courtesy of UFC should ensure that both get even bigger names Two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasin their next bouts, and it may be safe to say, quez made his ﬁrst successful defense of the title neither will be considered underdogs again. with a quick ﬁrst-round knockout win over Antonio Silva at UFC 160, May 25.
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Jones, but the biggest threat to Jones’ reign may very well be Glover Teixeira. Fresh from a dominant win over James Te Huna at UFC 160, Teixeira has the skill set and the demeanor to test the 205-pound superstar. But don’t expect him to sit around and wait. As he told me before the ﬁght, he just wants to keep ﬁghting, and after four JDS makes triumphant return Saturday night’s knockout of Mark Hunt was ﬁghts in the last 12 months, he’s not kidding. a big one for dos Santos, and not just because he put himself back in line for a shot at regaining Grant makes the most of his shot All ﬁghters work hard, and if you make it to his heavyweight title. It was the way he did after his punishing loss to Velasquez last December. this point as a UFC ﬁghter, you’ve paid your Some ﬁghters wouldn’t be the same after a dues. But why do I think that a guy like TJ ﬁve round defeat like that, but dos Santos didn’t Grant has done a little extra? He’s not ﬂashy, just come back, he did it against a knockout he’s not loud and he doesn’t put marketing artist who could end things with one shot, and above his training. He’s just a blue collar ﬁghthe fought him. Sure, he used movement early on er who shows up to do his job, and when it’s and a well-placed takedown during the ﬁght, but he didn’t shy away from exchanges with Hunt. And even though he could have run out the clock in the ﬁnal round and settled for a decision win, he went for the ﬁnish and got it with a highlight reel spinning kick to the head. In the process, dos Santos took the idea of a rubber match with Velasquez from the realm of “We need a little time to see this,” to “We need to see this now!”
I thought that “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 14 ﬁnalist Dennis Bermudez came up just short of victory in his bout against Max Holloway at UFC 160, but the judges disagreed, awarding him a split decision win. But this has nothing to do with the ﬁnal verdict. What Bermudez showed ﬁght fans is an unyielding will to win that should be celebrated, despite what you may think about the decision. Bermudez got rocked and took some heavy shots throughout the bout, but he never stopped moving forward. In the third round, he ﬁnally hit his groove and looked to have Holloway in trouble. Some guys pack it in when they’re apparently losing in the ﬁnal round. Bermudez turned up the heat and you can’t help but respect ﬁghters like that.
After a tense battle with dos Santos where everyone was on the edge of their seat waiting to see who would fall ﬁrst, is there anyone out there in the ﬁght world who doesn’t want to see Hunt ﬁght again? Didn’t think so. Despite the defeat, Hunt remains a fan favorite and compelling viewing because when he lands with one of his hammers, it’s still one of the most thrilling moments in sports. So how about a future scrap with a Roy Nelson, an Alistair Overeem, or a Daniel Cormier? And would you count him out of any of those ﬁghts?
I know Alexander Gustafsson and Lyoto Machida are jockeying for position in the race to ﬁght UFC light heavyweight champion Jon
■ mma schedule UFC ON FUEL TV 10 June 8, 8 p.m., Fuel Featured bouts: A. Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Fabricio Werdum TUF: Brazil 2 ﬁnal Rafael Cavalcante vs. Thiago Silva Jason High vs. Erick Silva Eddie Mendez vs. Daniel Saraﬁan Rony Jason vs. Mike Wilkinson WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING 3 June 14, 11 p.m., NBC Sports Featured bouts: Josh Burkman vs. Jon Fitch Steve Carl vs. Tyson Steele Brian Cobb vs. Justin Gaethje Rolles Gracie vs. Dave Huckaba UFC 161 June 15, 8 p.m., FX; 10 p.m., PPV Featured bouts: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson A. Rogerio Nogueira vs. Mauricio Rua Stipe Miocic vs. Roy Nelson Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton BELLATOR 96 June 19, 7 p.m., Spike TV Featured bouts: Michael Chandler vs. Dave Jansen Mo Lawal vs. Seth Petruzelli Jacob Noe vs. Renato Sobral Rich Hale vs. Vinicius Queiroz Vitaly Minakov vs. Ron Sparks Blas Avena vs. War Machine UFC 162 July 6, 8 p.m., FX; 10 p.m., PPV Featured bouts: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira Roger Gracie Tim Kennedy Chan Sung Jung vs. Ricardo Lamas Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson
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Courtesy of UFC Having won two straight, and ﬁve of his last six bouts, Fabrício Werdum will take another step closer to a UFC heavyweight title shot when he faces Antônio Rodrigo Nogueir at UFC on Fuel TV 10, June 8.
Courtesy of UFC Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos (right) got back into the win column in emphatic fashion with a third-round spinning heel kick knockout victory over Mark Hunt at UFC 160, March 25. Saturday’s match was the ﬁrst for dos Santos since he lost the heavyweight title to Cain Velasquez last December.
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The Reason to challenge Dirty Money as VCW prepares for its return to the Temple ■ back in action Vanguard Championship Wrestling’s next show is scheduled for June 1 at the Norfolk Greetings wrestling fans. This Saturday, Vanguard Championship Wrestling (VCW) Masonic Temple. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. will return for another exciting card at the with the show starting at 7:15 p.m. Norfolk Masonic Temple. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7:15 p.m. Lets look at what transpired at the last partner, but lost the match and was then super VCW show. kicked by Anderson who was disappointed. After a year’s absence, The Reason, who Anderson said he would have a more suitable joined the military and served his country over- partner at the Temple on June 1. seas and stateside, returned to face and defeat VCW Commissioner George Pantas conthe popular sensation from the Northeast Inde- tinued his promise to the fans by providing pendent scene, Kekoa Flyin Hawaiian. exciting ladies matches. Two veterans of the Pat Himes, VCW Hype Machine commen- mat, Kacee Carlisle and Persephone, locked tator, attempted several times in the course up in a great match, with Carlisle coming out of the evening to interview The Reason, but victorious. failed to get him to reveal why he returned Phil Brown and Brandon Scott took the win to VCW. over Spencer Chestnutt’s “The Firm,” made In a great exhibition of mat wrestling, up of John Kermon and Bobby Shields. James Dallas Hall defeated the debuting Pantas announced that Brown and Scott rookie Ryan Melle. would face Anderson and his mystery partFusion DS, a great team from up north, ner on June 1, with the winner becoming the was victorious over Ray Storm and CW An- number one contenders for the VCW Tagderson. Storm volunteered to be Anderson’s Team Championship.
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Idol X defeated Hax Bandito in a V-rated match when Kid VCW turned on Bandito. Idol X then renamed Kid VCW to Kid X. Jay Steel and Chatch were victorious over Diamond Victor Griff and Krotch, who was accompanied by Gremlina due to a disqualiﬁcation. After the match, Griff injured Steel’s arm and challenged Steel to an arm wrestling match at the Temple for the U.S. Liberty title on June 1. Gremlina, angry at the earlier loss, ordered Mugabi to attack announcer Brandon Metheny. Pantas ﬁned Gemlina $1,000 and immediately suspended Mugabi. With Mugabi escorted out of the building, Pantas was forced to take Jerry Stephanitsis’ suggestion and made a match between RH3 and VCW Commonwealth Champion Chris Escobar for the title, since Escobar’s opponent, Mugabi, was no longer an option. RH3 with Stephanitsis went on to defeat Escobar and won the VCW Commonwealth Heritage Championship. In a student verses teacher match, the former student and current VCW Heavyweight Champion, Dirty Money, defeated his teacher, Shorty
Nikki Lanier The Reason is scheduled to challenge VCW Heavyweight Champion Dirty Money for the belt at Vanguard Championship Wrestling’s show on June 1.
Smalls, with Chestnutt to retain the VCW championship. After the match, The Reason ﬁnally revealed why he was back and challenged Dirty Money for his title. The champion acknowledged the respect he had for The Reason and accepted the challenge, set for this weekend. To purchase tickets online, visit www.vcwwrestling.com. Also check out VCW’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/vcwrestling?fref=ts for the latest information.
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