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Tugboats move the USS Enterprise away from the pier at Naval Station Norfolk for Newport News Shipbuilding.
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USS Enterprise (CVN 65) made her ﬁnal voyage to the Newport News Shipyard, June 20. The ship, nearly six months into her dismantling process, was moved by tugboat on the James River to Newport News Shipyard with almost 150 Newport News Shipbuilding and Huntington Ingalls Industries shipbuilders aboard. “The main purpose of bringing the Enterprise up here is to defuel and deactivate her. This is the only shipyard capable of this,” said Denis Geary, who works in the radiological controls department at Newport News. The move marks one of
A sight to see behind the USS Constitution A double rainbow forms over USS Constitution after an evening thunderstorm. Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship aﬂoat. The ship defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855. Constitution’s mission today is to offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history, as she welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year.
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Patient donates asthma-friendly stuffed bears to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth By Rebecca A. Perron Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) received a visit, June 20, from a girl with big ambitions – Juliana Conza, 10, stopped by the Pediatrics Ward to distribute 10 certiﬁed asthma and allergyfriendly bears for the patients, giving out six bears and leaving behind four more for future patients. Conza, also the 2013 Miss Virginia Beach Preteen, raised money through fundraisers at two local restaurants to purchase the bears. She got the idea from the Environmental Protection Agency website after having a severe asthma attack in March that brought her to the
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NMCP emergency room. “I read on the EPA website about a guy in Phoenix, Ariz. who raised money for stuffed bears,” she said. “So we had fundraisers at IHOP and at Sweet Frogs and raised $320, enough to buy 20 bears for ‘Juliebug’s Bear Hugs.’” Conza, whose nickname is Juliebug, was diagnosed with asthma when she was in kindergarten. After years of her condition being well-controlled, exposure to environmental triggers led to a series of asthma attacks – one of them serious.
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SUMMER HAS JUST BEGUN: SAFETY KEY TO FUN IN THE SUN Summer ofﬁcially began on June 21 and doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) urge everyone to keep sun safety in mind while enjoying the warmer weather.
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■ about asthma-friendly teddy bears Asthma-friendly toys, such as this one, are more suitable for people with asthma and certain types of allergies. They do not contain harmful chemicals at levels known to trigger symptoms. Courtesy photo
SSC Atlantic helps put ‘Warriors to Work’ By Jerry Sekerak SSC Atlantic Hampton Roads Public Affairs
Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic (SSC Atlantic) volunteers Kirby Johnson and Michael Brown took time, June 15, to provide resume reviews, mock interviews, job coaching and networking tips to Wounded Warriors to ensure the warriors know how to properly market themselves to civilian employers. Johnson and Brown joined more than a dozen volunteers representing nine other local and national businesses and organizations at the annual Wounded Warrior Project’s regional alumni summit at the Wyndham Resort in Virginia Beach. The event, which teamed about 20 warriors with potential employers, helped provide the warriors with job-hunting and networking skills, as well as offers of employment, if available. “We’ve reached out to the Wounded Warrior program [at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth] and worked with the Veteran’s Employment and Education Center at Tidewater Community College, as well as this group, the Wounded Warrior Project,” said Johnson, SSC Atlantic’s Human Resources representative for Hampton Roads. “[Our] goal is
» see WARRIORS | A11 CAT IN THE HAT EXHIBIT IN WILLIAMSBURG The “Cat” will be frontand-center during July at Williamsburg’s Art-cade Gallery of Art as it hosts its 13th annual Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibit and Sale.
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Constitution Sailors march in Bunker Hill Day parade Sailors assigned to USS Constitution march past the Bunker Hill Monument during the 2013 Bunker Hill Day parade. Bunker Hill Day is observed annually in the Boston area to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill, an American Revolutionary War battle that took place on June 17, 1775. The Bunker Hill Day parade began in 1825 by members of the Bunker Hill Monument Association. Members established the association to purchase the Bunker Hill battlegrounds and construct a memorial on the site. The parade soon followed and became a military tradition.
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CNIC plans for reduction in force Press Release Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs
Commander, Navy Installations Command announced a plan, June 19, to conduct a Reduction in Force (RIF) action in ﬁscal year 2013 that will be completed in 2014. Over the course of the next seven months, CNIC will eliminate 745 civilian positions throughout its shore enterprise in seven Navy Regions across 20 states, the District of Columbia, the Island of Guam and in the countries of Italy, Greece and Cuba. The actual total number of people directly impacted by this RIF action will be determined once other workforce shaping measures, such as
Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments, Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and placement into current vacancies have been completed. CNIC, along with other Navy commands, has experienced reduced budgets and must implement cost-saving measures across the entire force. “This action is not taken lightly, but is part of a conscious, risk-based approach to future shore capabilities that are aligned with the Navy Mission,” said Vice. Adm. William French, CNIC. “I am committed to ensuring that we do all we can to assist those people directly impacted by this action by providing them access to all tools available under Reduction in Force rules and assisting them with ﬁnding future employment.”
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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | JUN 27, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A3 Capt. Brian E. Luther speaks during a change of command ceremony in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), June 20. Luther took over as commanding ofﬁcer aboard the USS Bush in March of 2011 and led the ship through its ﬁrst combat deployment later that year. Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle relieved Luther as commanding ofﬁcer of George H.W. Bush. Loiselle previously served as executive ofﬁcer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and most recently as commanding ofﬁcer of USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44).
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CVN 77 HOLDS CHANGE OF COMMAND By MC2 Samantha Thorpe USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Public Affairs
The Navy’s newest aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) held a change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, June 20. Capt. Brian E. Luther, commanding ofﬁcer of George H.W. Bush, was relieved by Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle. Guest speaker Rear Adm. Ted Branch, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, commended Luther for his exceptional performance. “The excellence and readiness exhibited by the crew of USS George H.W. Bush is a direct reﬂection of the leadership of Capt. Luther,” said Branch. “His professionalism and
[Capt. Brian E. Luther’s] professionalism and dedication to his crew and the Navy comes through in everything he does.” - Guest speaker Rear Adm. Ted Branch, Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic
dedication to his crew and the Navy comes through in everything he does.” Luther took over as commanding ofﬁcer aboard George H.W. Bush in March of 2011 and led the ship through its ﬁrst combat deployment later that year. He was awarded the Legion of Merit (3rd Award) for his outstanding performance as commanding ofﬁcer. “I want to thank the ofﬁcers, chiefs and crew of George H.W. Bush for their outstanding performance,” said Luther. “They are all highly trained and motivated and will always be heroes in my eyes. I was a captain before I came to this ship, I am a captain now and I will be a captain when I leave, but the greatest honor of all was being the captain of the George H.W. Bush. Capt. Loiselle, I know they will make you proud.”
Since taking command, Luther has led the George H.W. Bush crew through a number of ﬁrsts including making ground breaking strides in naval aviation by being the ﬁrst aircraft carrier to launch an unmanned aircraft, tested a new torpedo self-defense system, completed a Planned Incremental Availability period and numerous sea trails and carrier qualiﬁcations. During this time, George H.W. Bush earned a wide variety of accolades including the Battle Efﬁciency Award, Admiral Flatley Memorial Award, “Jig Dog” Ramage Award and Battenburg Cup. “Capt. Loiselle takes command with a proven track record of success, I am conﬁdent in his ability continue this
ships winning tradition,” said Branch. A native of Cranston, R.I., Loiselle graduated from Assumption College in 1988 with a degree in mathematics. He previously served as executive ofﬁcer aboard USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and most recently as commanding ofﬁcer of USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44). “I hope to carry on the great tradition already established on this ship,” said Loiselle. “I have already seen the supreme work ethic and attitude that will carry us to greater heights when we head out on deployment and operate in service to this nation.” USS George H.W. Bush is in port conducting training operations in preparation for the upcoming underway schedule.
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CNO delivers Naval War College graduation address By Daniel S. Marciniak U.S. Naval War College Public Affairs
U.S. Navy Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert delivered the keynote address to graduating U.S. and international students and their guests at the U.S. Naval War College (NWC), June 21. “Be bold in thought, be conﬁdent in your actions, and be accountable and committed to the institution,” said Greenert. In an event that was livestreamed to a worldwide audience, Greenert told students that they are the current and future leaders of their respected nations. “You are here because your nation, your service, believes in you, and believes that you have potential and you will be a leader,” he said. With leaders from ﬁve services, 17 agencies and 75 nations making up this year’s graduating class, students in residence and through NWCs distance education programs were exposed to unique cultures and different ways of doing things. It was these differences that Greenert asked students to build upon. “You’ve studied history, you’ve learned new skills and
You are here because your nation, your service, believes in you, and believes that you have potential and you will be a leader.” - CNO Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert
you’ve made friends,” said Greenert. “If I leave you one thing, it’s the friends piece. Never underestimate the friends you make in these international fora that you have here today.” These sentiments were echoed by NWC President Rear Adm. John N. Christenson. “You depart with greater trust and conﬁdence in your fellow services, and in your international partners,” said Christenson. “You are ready now to begin the rest of your careers and the rest of your
Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, presents diplomas to graduating students during a ceremony at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, R.I. The graduating class of 2013 included 310 service members, civilian government employees and 130 international naval ofﬁcers. Also, 1,105 students completed coursework through the College of Distance Education’s programs from 20 ﬂeet center locations that comprise the Fleet Seminar Program and web-enabled, CD-ROM and correspondence programs.
lives ... ready to think and ready to lead.” For students, that’s exactly what makes the NWC experience invaluable – the international and interagency friendships and bonds that are created during their studies. “It’s a testament to the awesome classmates I met here that has made this the best experience of my career,” said graduating resident student Adrienne Galanek, a foreign service ofﬁcer with the Department of State. “I learned so much from them and was impressed by them every single day.” Lt. de vaisseau Abdoul Aziz Sy, an international student with the Senegalese Navy, agrees. “This was a wonderful experience. I learned a lot and I think it will be the best training I’ve done in my career,” said Sy. “I will miss friends I met here, but who knows, maybe we will meet again
Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert and President, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), Rear Adm. John N. Christenson stand for rufﬂes and ﬂourishes during a graduation ceremony at NWC in Newport, R.I.
Photos by MCC (AW/SW/EXW) James E. Foehl
someplace, somewhere.” In addition to the 310 U.S. and 130 international resident graduates, 1,105 students completed their coursework through the College of Distance Education (CDE). The CDE program includes the NWC Monterey Program at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. from the 20 ﬂeet center loca-
tions that comprise the Fleet Seminar Program, and the web-enabled, CD-ROM and correspondence programs. U.S. students receive either a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies, accredited by the New England Association for Schools and Colleges, or an NWC diploma. Military graduates also earn Joint Professional
Military Education credit. After the presentation of diplomas, Christenson left students with one ﬁnal “charge.” “To whom much is given, much is expected,” said Christenson. “From you, we now expect the best.” Photos and video from Friday’s ceremony can be found at www.usnwc.edu/graduation2013.
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Naval Air Force Atlantic changes command Press Release Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs
Command of Naval Air Force Atlantic changed hands during a ceremony aboard aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77), June 21. Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker relieved Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch as Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT), during the change of command ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay. During his farewell remarks, Branch extended his appreciation to the Sailors and civilians that comprise the COMNAVAIRLANT staff. “The staff at AIRLANT is second to none,” said Branch. “From the very senior postcommand captains and commanders, to the master chiefs and everyone down the line – they come to work every day with a focus on getting things done and supporting the Sailors on the waterfront and the ﬂight line.” Branch, an F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot, has commanded
The quality, capability and credibility of our forward deployed naval forces remain the ﬁnest in the world. - Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker AIRLANT since February, of 2011. He has been nominated for promotion to vice admiral and assignment to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operation as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Dominance / Director of Naval Intelligence in Washington, D.C. “I’d like to thank the AIRLANT team for these past two years,” said Branch. “It has been my deepest honor to work with you, and I commend and salute each of you for your service, your patriotism and the dedication you have shown to our naval Air Force, our Navy and our nation.” Shoemaker reports to AIRLANT from his most recent job as Commander, Carrier Strike Group Three aboard the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), which recently returned from de-
ployment. “I have had the incredible privilege to command two carrier strike groups,” said Shoemaker. “The quality, capability and credibility of our forward deployed naval forces remain the ﬁnest in the world.” A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Shoemaker has operated from eight aircraft carriers, commanded two F/A-18 strike ﬁghter squadrons including the East Coast Fleet Replacement Squadron VFA-106 at NAS Oceana, a carrier air wing and two carrier strike groups. He has accumulated more than
MC2 Ernest R. Scott Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker (far right), Adm. William E. Gortney, Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch and Force Master Chief Kenneth Daniels render a hand salute during the parading of colors at the Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT) change of command ceremony.
4,000 ﬂight hours, primarily in the A-7E Corsair and F/A18C Hornet, and logged more than 1,000 arrested landings. “I am acutely aware of the increasingly constrained ﬁscal environment we are in. Tough choices lie ahead,” said Shoemaker. “[Branch] turned over a staff that is already, laser-focused on this effort and I am ready to get to work.”
As Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, headquartered at Naval Station Norfolk, Shoemaker will be responsible for overseeing the manning, training and equipping of seven nuclear powered aircraft carriers, four carrier air wings, a strike ﬁghter wing, a patrol and reconnaissance group, a maritime patrol wing and two helicopter wings based on the East Coast of the
United States. The command encompasses 80 squadrons, more than 1,000 aircraft and 40,000 personnel supporting Maritime Security Operations and carrying out U.S. maritime strategy by providing combatant commanders sea control and power projection, forward presence and on-call deterrence, as well as mobile humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
Rear Adm. visits ship to raise reservist awareness Rear Adm. Brian LaRoche, deputy commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, is piped aboard the Ticonderoga-class guidedmissile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72) during a ship’s visit, June 22. The purpose of the visit is to raise awareness of the contributions provided by reservist aboard ships deployed throughout the ﬂeet.
MC2 Ernest R. Scott Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker (right) shakes hands with Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch after relieving Branch as Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (COMNAVAIRLANT).
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NMCP’S TOP COST-REDUCING CLINICS RECOGNIZED DURING 4DX FORUM By MC2 Anna Arndt NMCP Public Affairs
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) celebrated the progress made in decreasing network health care costs and improving patient care through the implementation of the Four Disciplines of Execution (4DX), June 17. The 4DX system enables organizations to achieve higher levels of performance by breaking up goals into small, realistically achievable
tasks. Network costs have been reduced nine percent since the 4DX initiative began in January. The Franklin Covey program was brought to the command by Rear Adm. Elaine C. Wagner, Commander, NMCP and is the ﬁrst in Navy Medicine to use it. During the 4DX forum, directorates participating in the initiative talked about the goals they made and awards were presented to the top performers. Cmdr. Jeffery Johnson, director for Strategy, opened the
forum by talking about how important the 4DX idea is for accomplishing their individual goals – that without visible landmarks, people will walk in circles, sometimes even crossing their own path without noticing it. “Last year, the Navy Surgeon General, Vice Adm. Matthew Nathan, set the course for Navy Medicine by giving us guidance on three things to focus on as reference points, which are readiness, jointness and value,” said Johnson. “The command decided to
focus more on value and set decreasing network costs as our goal.” NMCP set the goal of decreasing costs paid to network health care providers by 20 percent, from $100 million to $80 million. The Orthopedic Clinic has already made a huge impact. “We did some research with the business ofﬁce and determined that an outside orthopedic specialty appointment, on average, is $521, where we can see the patient here for about $102,” said Naomi
Ramshur, Orthopedic Clinic manager. “So that $400 or so we are saving with the 1,048 patients that we saw just in ﬁve months, is almost $440,000 just by this one clinic.” The difference between 4DX and other cost-cutting measures is that 4DX allows clinic staff, at even the most junior level, to help decide what changes need to be made to help the command reach its goal. “With 4DX, the direction comes from the bottom up – they come up the approach,
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Navy veteran becomes ECPI graduate; talks opportunity, ﬁnding inspiration By David Todd The Flagship Managing Editor
William “Burt” Evans, Jr., a Chesapeake resident and former Navy Radioman 1st Class, graduated proudly from ECPI University, June 22, with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science – nearly 33 years after originally entering college. Evans, now 51 years old, said it was always a goal of his to achieve his bachelor’s degree, but “life got in the way.” To him, graduating has truly been a second chance for him and his family, and has set a positive path for his future. “Second chances to me means following up on what you set out to do,” he said. After graduating high school in 1980, Evans attended college for a few years, but decided to join the Navy to serve his country instead. “School at that time wasn’t working out for me, so I decided to make a career change and joined the military,” he said. Evans spent a total of 13.5 years in the Navy. After his ﬁrst tour (December 1983 December 1987), he returned to civilian life and worked as an ofﬁce supply company sales representative. He later rejoined the Navy for a second tour (April 1989 - October 1998). Unfortunately, the tour ended abruptly when his wife, Mary, passed away, leaving him with the sole responsibility of their two young children. “It was very tough,” he said, about the death of his wife and having to leave the Navy. “It was one of the toughest decision I ever had to make. I knew that being the only provider and caretaker [of my children], I had to separate from the military and go out and ﬁnd a job so that I could support them.” Upon returning, Evans worked as a radio frequency technician and later met his second wife, Donna. Through the years, his original desire to obtain a degree didn’t diminish, so he made the decision to enroll in ECPI University to advance his career in information technology. The university appealed to his busy schedule, and the school’s accelerated degree format and class schedule ﬂexibility allowed him to work, go to school and raise a family at the same time. “I felt like it [ECPI’s accelerated degree program] was a great way to get my degree,” said Evans. While attending ECPI, Evans began working as an ITO Service Delivery Representative with Hewlett Packard at Naval Station Norfolk, a job he plans to remain in after graduation. Throughout his degree process, Evans said he initially felt unsure in his ability to complete college in his 50s, but said he actually appreciated the experience more and learned several valuable lessons. “I realized that to succeed in life and have marketable skills, I would have to return to school and ﬁnish what I’d started years before,” said Evans. “I should have listened to my mom long ago, but it’s never too late to start again.” Evans said it’s important to
recognize opportunities when they are given to you. “Take full advantage of every opportunity you are given, whether it be ﬁnancial aid, or the support of your family and spouse,” he said. “All of my advisors and teachers always supported me. They always went the extra mile to make sure that I understood the class material.” “And if there was ever a time where I needed extra time to ﬁnish an assignment,” he continued, “they were
always willing to let me do that so that I could get everything ﬁnished.” Evans graduated with 3.66 GPA surrounded by his family, including his wife, Donna, and their three children; his parents; his sister-inlaw and his future son-in-law. “It is never too late to pursue your dreams, I am proof positive of that,” he said. Editor’s note: Facts from an ECPI University press release contributed to this article.
It is never too late to pursue your dreams, I am proof positive of that.”
William “Burt” Evans, Jr., 51, holds his diploma after graduating from ECPI University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Science, June 22.
- William “Burt” Evans, Jr. about graduating college at 51 years old.
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PCU Minnesota pulls into Naval Station Norfolk
Website offers viewers unprecedented access to deepsea explorations By Eric Beidel Ofﬁce of Naval Research
MC2 Alex R. Forster The Virginia-Class Attack Submarine PCU Minnesota (SSN 783) pulls pier side on Naval Station Norfolk from a scheduled underway. Minnesota, the Navy’s 10th Virginia-class submarine, was delivered to the Navy on June 6, 11 months ahead of schedule. Construction of the Minnesota by Huntington Ingalls Industries at the company’s Newport News shipbuilding division began in February of 2008. The boat was christened on Oct. 27, 2012 and will be commissioned at a ceremony in Norfolk on Sept. 7.
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A long-standing partnership between the Ofﬁce of Naval Research (ONR) and one of the country’s foremost oceanographers culminated on June 21 with the launch of a 24-hour “newsroom” to track scientists’ activity aboard research ships and in the ﬁeld and broadcast their ﬁndings to students and teachers around the world. ONR and Dr. Robert Ballard – best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic – have teamed up for Exploration Now, an initiative that uses telepresence technologies to provide students, educators and others with live-stream video of research activities and opportunities to interact directly with scientists aboard different vessels in real time. “It’s a ‘situation room’ for ocean exploration,” said Cmdr. Joseph Cohn, ONRs deputy director of research for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “The ability to tune in and interact with the crews of U.S. research vessels, no matter where they are, will give an unprecedented number of students and teachers an insider’s view of the important work these scientists are doing.” A shore-based production team at Ballard’s Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography will provide mission control by coordinating feeds, creating highlight videos, arranging crew interviews and interpreting ﬁndings for audiences. Designed in part to inspire students to pursue careers in STEM ﬁelds, the program kicks off as Exploration Vessel Nautilus begins a six-month expedition in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, where, among other activities, researchers will investigate active undersea volcanoes and study the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The crew will use a new hullmounted multi-beam sonar system to explore the seaﬂoor and dispatch remotely operated vehicles to take high-deﬁnition video and collect geological and biological samples. Over the course of the expedition season aboard Nautilus there will be more than 150 rotating explorers – collectively referred to as the Corps of Exploration – including ONRsponsored Navy personnel, educators and students. “ONRs support of our Corps of Exploration has led to numerous masters and doctorate degrees, as well as the creation of important scientiﬁc, engineering and naval role models,” said Ballard. “Exploration Now will help
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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | JUN 27, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A9
20 Years | Navy Fitness Part 3
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Naval Station Norfolk hosts T.G.I. Fitness Challenge By MCSN Scott Barnes Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
The 3rd annual T.G.I. Fitness Challenge was held onboard Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk parade grounds in partnership with Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR), June 21. The goal of the event was to raise physical ﬁtness awareness and to provide an outlet for organized team building in an event geared toward Sailors and commands. “Part of the Navy’s vision is focused on physical ﬁtness,” said Senior Chief Master-at-Arms Marcus C. Blackwell, who represented USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). “That’s why we decided to get a team together and come out to this event to help build camaraderie and a good team environment.” The competition consisted of eight teams of 15 Sailors who competed in various events, including a T-drill race, relay race, obstacle course, tug-of-war and sandbell stacking, where teams stacked bags of sand with escalating weights. “It’s all about having a good time and getting out here to meet new people,” said Anthony Benning, Naval Station Norfolk ﬁtness coordinator for MWR. “It provides fun ways to make physical training a little more interactive.” Throughout the event, commands competed for ﬁrst, second and third place trophies, as well as a spirit award that was given to the most spirited team. “Events like these remind Sailors that ﬁtness can be fun,” said Benning. “It doesn’t have to be just push-ups and sit-ups.” When the competition was over, USS Abraham Lincoln’s (CVN 72) team placed ﬁrst, USS Iwo Jima’s (LHD 7) team took second and Commander, Navy Region MidAtlantic’s came in third. The Fleet Weather Center Strike Group Oceanographer Team won the spirit award. Editor’s note: In the past 20 years, the Navy has endured countless changes geared toward keeping Sailors ﬁt, including advancements in ﬁtness equipment, ﬁtness programs, and command-centered events like the T.G.I. Fitness Challenge. To read additional articles in the 20th Anniversary series, visit www.ﬂagshipnews.com.
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Sailors watch as the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) departs Naval Station Norfolk for Newport News Shipbuilding.
Asthma is Conza’s platform issue Continued from front “I had an asthma attack at home and missed seven days of school,” said Conza. “I could not stop coughing and had trouble breathing. Two nebulizer treatments didn’t help. Once I got to the emergency room, they gave me another nebulizer and steroids to clear my lungs. [The ER staff] made me feel better.” Quickly assessing and treating severe asthma attacks is an area of expertise for NMCP, which provides state-of-the-art asthma care. “Portsmouth is a multi-specialty group with pediatric allergy, pulmonary and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit,” said Capt. Rees Lee, Pediatrics Department head. “We can care for the entire range, from the most severe to the run-ofthe-mill asthma. We exceed general community standards as a result.” “And we have made efforts throughout the Portsmouth enterprise, at the branch health clinics and the main campus, to promote spirometry to objectively assess asthma status,” Lee continued. “The fact that we do this puts us ahead of most care in the community. We can pick up asthma symptoms earlier. The whole nation
is doing this, but Portsmouth is using it at a greater rate than the community.” Spirometry is the most common pulmonary function test, which measures lung function, speciﬁcally the amount and/or speed of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. Spirometry is an important tool used for generating pneumotachographs, which are helpful in assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary ﬁbrosis, cystic ﬁbrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “We also have an asthma protocol, where we provide a written action plan before a patient is discharged – a written treatment guide for use during an asthma attack, not just verbal guidance,” Lee added. “Our Pediatric Medical Home Port received the Level 3 National Committee for Quality Assurance certiﬁcation because of these things that we are doing to proactively address common chronic diseases.”
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and receive care from a civilian health care provider. As a second-year WWP member, Greer took advantage of the information gleaned from the summit, including learning how to write different kinds of resumes that he hopes will beneﬁt him as he prepares to leave the Army in the next four months. “The other thing I need to work on is trying to ﬁnd those hidden jobs, because only 20 percent of the jobs are advertised or made available to the public – the other 80 percent of jobs are ﬁlled through networking. That’s another thing I learned from coming here, where those jobs can be found and how to ﬁnd them. Those two things alone made it worth the seven-hour commute,” said Greer. For retired 24-year Navy veteran Mike Brown, SSC Atlantic’s Military Admin Ofﬁcer, manning a table at the summit served as an opportunity to pay forward the good fortune gleaned from wearing a Navy uniform for more than two decades. “Converting from military to civilian is always difﬁcult, especially when quantifying military experience into civilian experience,” said Brown. “However, the intimate setting allowed us more time to talk to the participants one on one to ﬁnd out their interests,
to have 15 percent of all of our hires be Wounded Warriors. According to Johnson, while that goal has been impacted by the hiring freeze brought about by sequestration, it’s still an SSC Atlantic priority. Each year, WWP hosts a summit to help warriors with the transition from military to civilian life by educating them about the project’s various resources. With economic empowerment as the theme of this year’s summit, the group focused on employment as its main objective. “We run 18 separate programs that fall under one of our four pillars: mind, body, economic empowerment and engagement,” said Brian Nichols, Warriors to Work program coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Region. “While the alumni summit as a whole is an engagement piece, we chose to focus this one on economic empowerment in an effort to teach them how to look for the job they want, not just the job they think they can do.” Charles Greer, an Army sergeant who suffered extensive injuries to his ankles requiring him to have reconstructive surgery, is a member of the project’s communitybased Warrior Transition Unit, which allows him to live at home in Asheville, N.C.
Enterprise will be dismantled at the shipyard prior to the scheduled commissioning of the next aircraft carrier Enterprise (CVN 80).
Rebecca A. Perron The parents of four-day-old Arya Zermeno place the bear next to the baby while Juliana Conza watches during Conza’s visit to NMCP.
A new asthma action plan was created for Juliana and more triggers were identiﬁed for her to avoid. Now that Conza’s asthma is under control again, she continues to keep up with her medications and avoids environmental triggers. “Being around a smoker is a big trigger for her,” said mom Lorie Conza, a former active duty nurse who worked in NMCPs Labor and Delivery. “With both of us parents in the medical ﬁeld, we help monitor her condition at home. But she had a cold and I missed that something was going on with her lungs. That was humbling for me as her mom.” Using asthma control as her Miss Virginia Beach Preteen platform issue, Juliana helps promote asthma awareness by distributing EPA materials about asthma triggers, as well as a children’s book about air quality to 3-8 year olds, recently reading to other children at her elementary school and during a visit to a day care center.
and give them ideas for future jobs they might not have thought of before.” Although the current hiring freeze left them without the ability to provide information on any immediate employment opportunities with SSC Atlantic, it didn’t stop Brown and Johnson from offering their administrative skills and expertise. Both SSC Atlantic representatives left each summit participant with their contact info and the promise to review and provide feedback on any resumes sent to them.
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carrier will be named Enterprise Continued from front Enterprise’s ﬁnal trips underway and is expected to be the last opportunity for shipbuilders and crew to ride the ship. Shirley Langston was part of the original planning for the ship. “I worked on the ‘Big E’ from the beginning – it was my ﬁrst project 55 years ago. It’s sad to see her go, but we are all proud of what she’s done,” she said. Throughout Enterprise’s 51-years in service, many of the career shipbuilders riding the ship worked on Enterprise during her scheduled maintenance periods. Henry Deese, an engineering analyst at the shipyard, talked about his time working on Enterprise. “Working on the ship from the beginning and following it throughout its life
had been rewarding. I was part if the team that started it and I’m part of the team that will ﬁnish it,” he said. :It’s sad to see Enterprise go when it’s the ﬁrst, last and only one of its kind, but that’s life.” Capt. William C. Hamilton, Jr., Enterprise’s commanding ofﬁcer, monitored the ship’s progress from the navigation bridge. “It’s sad to see a ship with such a history taken apart and the Sailors leave, but we are looking forward to commissioning the next Enterprise. Right now our focus is the safety of our Sailors and shipyard workers as we take the ship on this underway and continue the dismantling process.” Enterprise was formally inactivated at a ceremony held at Naval Station Norfolk pn Dec. 1, 2012. The announcement that the next nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, CVN-80, will be called Enterprise was made at this ceremony.
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The U.S. Navyâ€™s Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navyâ€™s ďŹ rst F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin at the squadronâ€™s home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 22. Âť see B8
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â– divers from around the world A team of U.S. and Romanian explosive ordnance disposal technicians prepare to descend and practice hand held sonar techniques during the Eurasia Partnership (EP) Dive 2013. The dive aims to help increase diving interoperability, standardization of procedures and equipment familiarity and included teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and the United States. U.S. Navy photo
EURASIA PARTNERSHIP DIVE 2013 CONDUCTS DIVE TRAINING By MC2 Caitlin Feddersen Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa/U.S. 6th Fleet Public Affairs
Diving teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S. met for Eurasia Partnership (EP) Dive 2013 in
Constanta, Romania, June 10 - 21. The annual event, co-hosted by the U.S. and Romanian navies, aims to improve diving interoperability, standardization of procedures and equipment familiarity with participating nations. Lt. Joshua Aisen, U.S. Naval Forces Europe Eurasia Partnership
program director, said the main goal of exercises like these are to improve the participantsâ€™ ability to work together. â€œInteroperability is a perishable skill that you have to practice, even within the U.S. Navy,â€? said Aisen. â€œThe piece that weâ€™re focusing on is working together and
Allied navies perform ASW exercise during PaciďŹ c Bond 13
identifying any obstacles to that in a maritime environment and how to overcome them.â€? EP Dive consisted of several events taking place aboard the Romanian diving support ship Saturn and the salvage ship Grigore Antipa. Divers conducted simulated deep-sea diving, explosive
Chief Aviation Boatswainâ€™s Mate (Handling) Jonard Sygaco monitors the departure of an MH60S Sea Hawk helicopter from the ďŹ‚ight deck of the USS George Washington (CVN 73).
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Australia, Japan and U.S. Naval forces ďŹ‚exed the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) aspects of exercise PaciďŹ c Bond 2013 near the Marianas Island chain, June 23. â€œThis ASW exercise is a building block toward acquiring the ability to seamlessly integrate on common initiatives to promote security and prosperity in the Western PaciďŹ c,â€? said Lt. j.g. Joshua Foote, Destroyer Squadron 15s assistant plans ofďŹ cer. â€œWe will not only have improved our individual tactical proďŹ ciency, but we will also gain an increased understanding of how each of us achieves success in difďŹ cult tactical situations through the
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particular skills each ally brings to the table.â€? The three navies integrated their skills to detect, track and defeat an adversary submarine in a variety of scenarios over the course of two days. They also conducted events to develop proďŹ ciency in other warfare areas, such as air defense and surface warfare. â€œMy challenge was to generate an anti-submarine warfare team aboard a ship that was predominantly an air defence frigate,â€? said Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan Bannister, HMAS Sydneyâ€™s torpedo and anti-submarine ofďŹ cer. â€œWe are
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proud of the way [our] Sailors rose to the challenge and pulled out all stops to get involved, to learn and to do whatever it took to achieve ASW competency for the patrol.â€? Tri-lateral exercises like PaciďŹ c Bond are outlined to improve interoperability and readiness among navies. â€œAnother important aspect of this ASW exercise is working with our allies to strengthen our bonds, enhance maritime interoperability and demonstrate our cooperative commitment to security, stability and freedom of the seas in the Western PaciďŹ c,â€? said Foote.
ordnance disposal (EOD), demolition exercises and practiced mine countermeasures. Aboard the salvage ship Grigore Antipa, participants practiced surface-supplied diving techniques in the open sea.
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Safety key to fun in the sun this summer By Sarah Marshall Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Public Affairs
Summer ofďŹ cially began on June 21 and doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) urge everyone to keep sun safety in mind while enjoying the warmer weather. Skin cancer is the most common form of all cancers, accounting for nearly half of all cancers in the U.S., according to Army Maj. (Dr.) Max Gratrix, a staff dermatologist at WRNMMC. In 2013, the most severe type of skin cancer, melanoma, will account for more than 76,600 cases, he added. â€œThe best way to lower the risk of skin cancer is to avoid
long exposure to intense sunlight and practice sun safety,â€? said Gratrix, since the most common cause of skin cancer is sun exposure. The dermatologist suggests avoiding direct sun exposure between 10 a.m. and about 4 p.m., when the sunâ€™s rays are the most intense and harmful. One way to determine when the sunâ€™s rays are at the strongest is to take note of your shadow â€“ if itâ€™s shorter than you, the sunâ€™s rays are the strongest, he explained, and thatâ€™s when itâ€™s best to avoid prolonged exposure. Regardless of what time of day you are outside â€“ and whether it is warm, cool or cloudy â€“ sunscreen should always be worn, according to
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Planning ahead can be one of the biggest stress relievers when it comes to a permanent change of station (PCS) move. After a Sailor receives their orders, the ﬁrst thing they should do is visit their local FFSC and meet with a Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) specialist, then attend a Smooth Move class or Moving Overseas workshop to learn the basics about a PCS move and how to start the process.
Training starts now By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor
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Stress less when you PCS By MC2 Andrea Perez Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs
Planning ahead can be one of the biggest stress relievers when it comes to a permanent change of station (PCS) move, Fleet and Family Service Center (FFSC) ofﬁcials said, June 20. “For a lot of people [who move], the pre-departure can be both positive and negative,” said Diane Brown, Work and Family Life specialist, Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC). “You’re leaving what you’re familiar with, which can be very uncomfortable. But going on to something new can be exciting too, especially if it’s a location that you may have never been to. So it really depends on the person, on how up you are for change and how ﬂexible you are.” After a Sailor receives their orders, the ﬁrst thing they should do is visit their local FFSC and meet with a Relocation Assistance Program (RAP) specialist, then attend a Smooth Move class
or Moving Overseas workshop to learn the basics about a PCS move and how to start the process. Applications like Plan my Move on the Military OneSource website at www.militaryonesource. com will organize a Sailor’s to do list prior to their move. It provides a three-month calendar of steps a Sailor needs to take to ensure a smooth move for themselves and their family. Brown said sponsors can also help reduce a Sailor’s stress by ﬁnding answers ahead of time to any questions they have about their new location. Sailors who have not been assigned a sponsor can request one on the Military OneSource website with the Electronic Sponsorship Application and Training tool. “Service members should ask their sponsor a lot of questions,” said Brown. “I think good questions that the incoming service member can ask the sponsor is your best bet to relieving stress.” Other helpful websites include: ■ Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT) – https://www.dko. mil/heat/apply
■ Housing Service Center locator – www.cnic.navy.mil/HousingQuickReference ■ Schedule your PCS move – www.smartwebmove.navsup.navy. mil “Families deﬁnitely want to take a team approach to their PCS move, whether you divvy up whose going to do what each day, or what chores each person is responsible for prior to the move,” said Brown. “The more information you share with your family, the smoother your move will be.” She also said to not forget that moving can be especially stressful on children as well. “From a kid’s perspective, you’re leaving your house, your friends, you’re going to a new school ... that’s hard, that’s really hard,” said Brown. “If you are struggling and are tense and stressed out, your children will notice that. The more positive you are, the more positive they’re going to be.” Brown suggests getting kids involved in learning about the new location and the new installation by doing research. Maybe even let
It really depends on the person, on how up you are for change and how ﬂexible you are.” - Diane Brown, FFSC Work and Family Life specialist
them help pack and let them decide what items they may have outgrown and don’t want to bring with. Preparation, communication and family involvement are key to a less stressful PCS move. “Be aware that you and your spouse may handle things differently ... and recognize differences in coping strategies,” said Brown. “Some people look at moving as a really fun experience and as something positive. Some people who may have made really good friends or are leaving family may dread moving. Listen to each other. Stay positive.” For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/npc.
Belated Father’s Day gift? Captain’s kids have a special way of congratulating their dad Capt. Ronald Reis is sprayed with water by his son and daughter in celebration of completing his ﬁnal ﬂight as the commanding ofﬁcer of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Reis ﬂew an EA-6B Prowler from Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 133 out of Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for his ﬁnal ﬂight.
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So as I sit and write this I am also mapping out a plan for a PR (personal record). Usually when I talk about PRs it is about my lifting program or a time on a workout at the gym I pretty much live in, CrossFit Krypton. This time it is totally different. This will be the third time I run the Flagship Military Challenge and I cannot wait! For the past two years it has just been about ﬁnishing and having fun. The ﬁrst year, I ran it literally off the couch. I didn’t train for it. I was not following any sort of workout program, I just got up and went since NewsChannel 3 was a sponsor. It was a blast even if I had to walk a bunch of it. The next time, I wanted to run the whole time. That was my goal and I accomplished that. Now, it is about speed. On July 27, I will actually be wearing a watch and trying to beat my time from the year before. I am now working out at least four times a week and eating a lot cleaner than I was that ﬁrst year, so I think I can make it happen. Don’t get me wrong, I still want to have a ton of fun and can’t wait to watch my son ﬁnally do the one-mile fun run. Well, that is the only thing that could stop me from a PR. He says he actually wants to do the entire course. He’s been running track all spring and into summer, so he thinks he can manage to do it. We shall see. So lucky me, I either get a chance to PR or I get a chance to be by my kid’s side when he ﬁnishes his ﬁrst obstacle course run. Those are two pretty great options I do believe! My point is this. It is an event you don’t want to miss. I have been there since the beginning and it has only gotten better with each year. No matter what your goal is, it is going to be a great time. Whether you walk the course or get out there and sprint the entire time (I will not be doing that), it is a great day spent with awesome people at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex. As with every year, it is for a great cause with portions of the proceeds going to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. You know you wanna! Team NewsChannel 3 will be out there in full force, so don’t be surprised if you hear use encouraging you along the way!
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.
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Portable careers for the military spouse
By Anne Kelly Fleet and Family Support Centers Norfolk
If you are a part of the military spouse community, you have heard the phrase â€œportable career.â€? There are many misconceptions about what these careers entail and what is required to obtain them. Letâ€™s start with the basics: A portable career is one that is in high demand nationally or globally with the required skills and education that can seamlessly transfer to another location. Sounds easy, right? The fact is, many of these careers though portable, require research and planning in order for a spouse to make the best decisions for them and their families. Now that you know the deďŹ nition, you are probably wondering what type of career ďŹ elds may be included. During my time with Fleet and Family Support Centers, many of the spouses I have worked with would say that teaching is the best answer. This is a great avenue to pursue. However, there are numerous restrictions placed upon this profession. Currently, there is a movement that would make teaching in various locations easier for spouses. This means that their credentials will be recognized and honored in more than just the locality that awarded the credential. This movement is still in its infancy, so my suggestion is to research the requirements of the educa-
tional system you will be teaching under and strive to meet those before, or soon after, you arrive. Many clients are also interested in teaching at the college level. Some colleges will allow this after earning a bachelorâ€™s degree, however, many state a candidate must have at least 18 graduate hours in a speciďŹ c discipline before they are allowed to teach. In todayâ€™s world of education, a masterâ€™s degree may require many different areas of coursework and oftentimes leaves students shy of this 18 hour requirement. If it is your goal to teach at this level, review your transcript, and if necessary, begin supplementing your education with the additional courses you will need. The medical ďŹ eld is a prime example of another portable career. People in this industry are always needed and highly sought after. Preparation is certainly key to a successful transition. Many of my clients have arrived frustrated due to the fact that they have experience, but in order to work in Virginia, they have to obtain a certiďŹ cation. This results in a delay of employment which can have a drastic affect on a familyâ€™s income. Luckily, this information is easy to ďŹ nd and often is as simple as contacting the national board or association of any occupation. Technology is an ever increasing industry. It is a great ďŹ eld that can often include telework positions. The dilemma many people in this industry face is which certiďŹ cations to get and how to stay competitive. Due to this
highly evolving occupation, there are many requirements companies are seeking out. There are also many facets of this ďŹ eld and an employee can be as diverse or focused as they want. If this is a ďŹ eld you are interested in pursuing, the ďŹ rst item on your checklist is to narrow your scope. You can choose hardware or software, networking or security, help desk or database administrator, etc. Once you ďŹ nd what areas you want to focus on, you can then begin your research. Look at employers you would like to work for and see what certiďŹ cations and education they value. Determine what would be needed to obtain your dream job and then head in that direction. I have only mentioned a few portable careers, yet, if you follow the deďŹ nition above and do the necessary research it will ease the stress of ďŹ nding employment while relocating. The resources that are available to a military spouse have grown exponentially over the last few years. If you would like additional information on how to secure employment as a military spouse, contact your local Fleet and Family Support Center who will gladly provide you a list of these resources and information on funding your education.
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Starting your own online business lets you work from home By Elizabeth Klein In Gear Career
When military families PCS, one of the major concerns that spouses face is changing careers or ďŹ nding a new job in their new town. One way around this is by having an online business, something you can operate from the comfort of your own home â€“ no matter how many times that home changes locations. By running your own business on the web, your job is automatically easily transportable. However, getting an online business up and running isnâ€™t as easy as just creating a catchy business name or posting pictures of your merchandise. In many cases you will be required to get permits or licenses, as well as registering with the state in order to collect and pay taxes. Before you start your online business venture, be sure to check out the U.S. Small Business Administration (www.sba. gov) for assistance and guidance in what rules and regulations you need to follow. Each county and state will have their own requirements, too, so you will need to research what your area requires. Additionally, check with your local county clerkâ€™s ofďŹ ce and state clerk and become acquainted with any and all permits and licenses you need. Business licenses normally need to be renewed every year, so ensure that you keep current and up-to-date payments of your license or you will incur penalties and/or interest fees. Also make sure you comply with all ecommerce and intellectual property laws, which are outlined by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), (http://ftc.gov). Besides governmental licenses and permits, setting up an online business involves other steps, including: choosing and registering your domain name, selecting someone to host your website (there will be fees, maintenance, and upkeep costs associated with web hosting so be sure to do your homework ďŹ rst), building your website, trademarking your name/logo/slogan, and beginning to market your business.
If you arenâ€™t looking to create and host your own online website for your products or services, sites like eBay and Etsy make it easy to sell your goods. Depending on which site you choose and which plan you need, they charge the seller for both the products listed and a monthly fee. These charges can be paid by using a credit card or PayPal account. EBay has free options available to sellers, as well as online stores which you can set up for ďŹ‚at monthly rates, in addition to fees tied to the products. For even more information on how to sell on eBay, the company offers the eBay University Classroom, which instructs on basic selling for new sellers to set up an eBay store. These classes can be found in local areas so you might not have to travel far for instruction. Setting up an online business can provide you with peace of mind when it is time to move every few years. You wonâ€™t have to worry about ďŹ nding your next job or changing careers, as you can move your career with you. Just be sure to have all your ducks in a row before starting your own online business and be aware of all legal and ďŹ nancial obligations to ensure your business is not only compliant, but is also a smashing success! In Gear Career is a non-proďŹ t organization dedicated to assisting career-minded military spouses. Spouses who wish to build their careers alongside their service members can get free advice, obtain resources and network with each other regardless of location. Visit www.ingearcareer.org for more details.
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PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 2013 HOSTS NURSING CONFERENCE By MC2 Tim D. Godbee Navy Public Affairs Support Element West
MC2 Tim D. Godbee Australian Navy Able Seaman Tricia Armstrong (right) trains a nursing student on proper CPR techniques at the Vailoa Hospital during a Paciﬁc Partnership 2013 nursing conference.
Paciﬁc Partnership 2013 non-governmental organization volunteers, U.S. and partner nation service members held a nursing conference at the Vailoa Hospital, June 20. During the conference, Paciﬁc Partnership personnel trained nursing students and teachers on proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques, mass casualty response and disaster preparedness. “We’re teaching basic life support to teachers so that they can walk away conﬁdent when they teach other people how to do it,” said New Zealand Army Sgt. Richard Gaill. “From here they’ll ﬁnish their training and part this knowledge with people from their community.”
■ partnered countries Pacific Partnership is joined by partner nations that include: Australia, Canada, Colombia, France, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and New Zealand to strengthen disaster response preparedness around the Indo-AsiaPacific Region.
Tilema Cama, principal of the Vailoa School of Nursing, said the training is critical to the intuition’s teaching certiﬁcation. “We have requirements to meet in order to accredit our program every year that include for the teachers to be certiﬁed CPR practitioners,” said Cama. “When the Paciﬁc Partnership team came around, we identiﬁed
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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | JUN 27, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | B5 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said opening more jobs in the military to women – in particular lifting the combat exclusion – is the right thing to do.
Hagel: Opening combat jobs to women the right thing to do By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service
Opening more jobs in the military to women – in particular lifting the combat exclusion – is the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said, June 20, as he brushed aside any notion that the Armed Forces would have to lower standards to do so. Hagel’s comments came during a visit with troops at U.S. Strategic Command at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. in response to a question about whether the policy change could affect mission success. On Tuesday, senior defense and military ofﬁcials unveiled the services’ respective plans for lifting the combat exclusion for women. “I think everyone understands it’s the right thing,” he said. “It’s not a matter of lowering standards to assist women to get into combat positions.” Hagel added that part of the process will be ﬁnding “the right balance of implementation.” The plan to remove gender-based standards was announced by former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in January. The branches have a deadline of January 2016 to follow through – including ending the ban on women serving in the Navy SEALs and the Army Rangers – with any exceptions requiring the approval of the defense secretary and the Joint Chiefs chairman. “Why shouldn’t [women] have the same opportunities as men?” Hagel responded to his questioner. Hagel also said increases in cases of sexual assault in the military are a “scourge and a very, very dark mark on all of the success of this institution.” He said “there is no higher priority” he has as defense chief “than to make everybody accountable all the time, up and down the line.”
The plan to remove genderbased standards was announced by former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in January.
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diving, EOD techniques practiced during exercise Navy Diver 2nd Class Travis Wooden dives off the Romanian ship Saturn during the Eurasia Partnership Dive 2013. The dive aims to increase diving interoperability, standardization of procedures and equipment familiarity, and includes teams from Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Ukraine and the United States. Continued from B1 “Surface-supplied diving is a type of diving where your air supply stays on the surface,” said Navy Diver 2nd Class Travis Wooden, assigned to EOD Mobile Unit 8. “We went to depths of 40 meters here and did exercises on the bottom such as ﬂange projects and using hydraulic tools that are used for salvage projects and missions.” Participants also used the ship’s decompression chamber to simulate surface decompression, a method used during inclement weather or strong currents. The chamber simulates deep-water pressure and slowly changes to atmospheric pressure, allowing the body to adjust. This method is lifesaving when they are unable to acclimate on their dive ascent. As divers aboard the sal-
vage ship Grigore Antipa practiced deep sea diving techniques, those aboard the diving support ship Saturn practiced EOD techniques, including underwater demolition and mine countermeasures. “I think the underwater demolition exercises went very well,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Jordache, Romanian Navy. “We practiced using real explosives. Our standard operating procedures are common with the U.S. and we tried to show the other countries how similar we all work.” “Diving is unique, because your life depends on your fellow divers,” said Lt. Cmdr. Gary Hunter, a U.S. exercise planner for EP Dive 2013. “Working together helps to increase interoperability of these different navies and therefore builds up trust and friendship.”
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U.S. Navy photo Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Frank B. Kelso II served as CNO from June 29, 1990 until April 23, 1994.
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Adm. Frank Kelso II, 79, former Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), died Sunday, June 23, following injuries sustained from a fall earlier in the week. Kelso, a native of Fayetteville, Tenn., served as Chief of Naval Operations from June 29, 1990 until April 23, 1994. As the Chief of Naval Operations and throughout his career as a naval ofﬁcer, Kelso was renowned for his intelligence, integrity and upstanding character. “The Nation and the Navy mourn the loss of Adm. Frank Kelso, who passed away in Norfolk over the weekend. In a career spanning 38 years he served in positions of responsibility from commander of two submarines to Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and ﬁnally as Chief of Naval Operations,” said Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus. “... Adm. Kelso was a submariner, an accomplished commander and an unmatched leader known for his intelligence and integrity. The thoughts of the 900,000 Sailors, Marines and civilians who make up the Department of the Navy go out to our fallen shipmate and his family. Semper Fortis.” “Adm. Frank Kelso’s bold leadership and innovative thinking guided the Navy through times of war and signiﬁcant drawdown at the end of the Cold War,” said Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. “The ability to cut against the grain and ﬁnd new and creative solutions for the Navy are what set Adm. Kelso apart from his peers. It was his strength of character and sureﬁre integrity that ensured his success as a former CNO and to a higher degree solidiﬁed the formidable legacy of a great life that Adm. Frank Kelso leaves behind. It was an honor to have served with him and we are a better Navy due to his leadership and faithful commitment to our Sailors, civilians and their families.” Kelso eventually returned to live in Fayetteville, Tenn., in 2003, a decade after retiring from the Navy. He was the third of three submariners in a row who served as CNO in in the 80s and 90s. As CNO he led the Navy in a period of signiﬁcant drawdown of U.S. naval forces in the wake of the end of the Cold War and the ballyhooed “peace dividend.” Concurrently, he oversaw the introduction of new platforms and systems that improved capabilities, in-
The Nation and the Navy mourn the loss of Adm. Frank Kelso, who passed away in Norfolk over the weekend. In a career spanning 38 years he served in positions of responsibility.” - Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus
cluding precision strike operations. The nation persistently called on the naval capabilities throughout his tour, starting with Operation Desert Storm. As CNO, he also oversaw revolutionary changes within the OPNAV staff and profoundly changed the means by which the Navy processed and made decisions. In keeping with joint staff practices, he changed “OP” codes to “N” codes, and the staff was reorganized to align with a “Napoleonic” arrangement used by both the Army and the Joint Staff. In a period of dramatic change, he helped to transform not merely the organization, but also the processes by which information could be shared and considered. He is credited with dramatically changing the means by which more informed decisions could be made by the Navy. Kelso was a strong advocate for the integration of women, particularly in the wake of the 1991 Tailhook Convention during which numerous incidents of sexual assault and harassment were found to have occurred. He is survived by his second wife, Georgeanna, his four children and numerous grandchildren. Landess McCown, his ﬁrst wife of 56 years, passed away in 2012. Kelso, who would have been 80 on July 11, will be buried in Fayetteville in the historic Rose Hill Cemetery on Saturday. Complete text of statements from Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert on the passing of Adm. Kelso is available at www.navy.mil/submit/ display.asp?story_id=75026.
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■ F-35C in action Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert, F-35C instructor pilot, breaks away from formation prior to landing.
NAVY RECEIVES FIRST F-35C LIGHTNING II
The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy’s first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin at the squadron’s home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
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The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 101 received the Navy’s ﬁrst F-35C Lightning II carrier variant aircraft from Lockheed Martin at the squadron’s home at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., June 22. The F-35C is a ﬁfth generation ﬁghter, combining advanced stealth with ﬁghter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, networkenabled operations and advanced sustainment. The F-35C will enhance the ﬂexibility, power projection, and strike capabilities of carrier air wings and joint task forces and will complement the capabilities of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which currently serves as the Navy’s premier strike ﬁghter. By 2025, the Navy’s aircraft carrier-based air wings will consist of a mix of
U.S. Air Force photos by Maj. Karen Roganov Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Tabert, F-35C instructor pilot, prepares to exit the cockpit after landing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla.
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and Carrier Onboard Delivery logistics aircraft. VFA 101, based at Eglin Air Force Base, will serve as the F-35C Fleet Replacement Squadron, training both aircrew and maintenance personnel to ﬂy and repair the F-35C.
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It was a good proof of concept for LCS and the squadron of the capabilities we could provide to the mission” - Mike Roselli, attached to HSM 73
USS Freedom supports Marine amphibious assault force in CARAT Malaysia By MC1 Cassandra Thompson
Sailors assigned to USS Freedom (LCS 1) clear the ﬂight deck of debris prior to launching an MH60R helicopter for an amphibious assault exercise off the coast of Malaysia.
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Sailors aboard USS Freedom (LCS 1) had a unique opportunity to support amphibious assault exercise when Marines from the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit aboard USS Tortuga (LSD 46) conducted an amphibious raid with Malaysian Army paratroopers, June 22. The littoral combat ship Freedom and the forward deployed amphibious dock landing ship Tortuga are in Malaysia participating in Cooperation Aﬂoat Readiness and Training (CARAT) 2013. Sailors assigned to Freedom’s surface warfare mission package acted as safety observers from the ship’s 11meter rigid hull inﬂatable boat (RHIB), while the embarked crew of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 73 provided aerial support with Freedom’s MH-60R helicopter. With its shallow draft, Freedom was able to anchor closer to the beach than other units and monitor the landing events. “It was a good proof of concept for LCS and the squadron of the capabilities we could provide to the mission,” said Lt. Mike Roselli, attached to HSM 73. “The Romeo was able to provide maritime support to the amphibious force. We could if needed provide Hellﬁre [missiles], torpedoes or a search and rescue swimmer.” With just 91 Sailors aboard,
CARAT is a series of bilateral military exercises between the U.S. Navy and the Armed Forces of Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timore Leste.
MC1 Cassandra Thompson
the Freedom crew routinely supports more than one evolution a day. CARAT Malaysia was another opportunity for these Sailors to show their dedication and drive. “I was on the picket boat that provided security for the ship,” said Engineman 3rd Class Jennifer Ordenana. “Since CARAT started, I’ve been part of multiple exercises with both the engineering department and VBSS – from refueling the helo in the pump room to being a small boat enMC3 Karolina A. Oseguera gineer on an 11-meter RHIB. A visit, board, search and seizure team from Surface Warfare DeIt’s been cool.” tachment 1, embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Freedom CARAT is a series of bilat(LCS 1) searches and secures the Royal Malaysian Navy guidederal naval exercises between missile frigate KD Jebat (FFG 29) during a Cooperation Aﬂoat the U.S. Navy and the Armed Readiness and Training (CARAT) Malaysia 2013 exercise.
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■ the littoral combat ship Fast, agile and mission-focused, LCS platforms are designed to operate in near-shore environments and employ modular mission packages that can be configured for three separate purposes: surfaces warfare, mine countermeasures or anti-submarine warfare. Forces of Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste. Continuing through June 23, CARAT Malaysia 2013 consists of 10 days of shorebased and at-sea training events designed to address shared maritime security concerns, develop relationships, and enhance interoperability among participating forces.
Participation in the CARAT exercise series is among the key milestones during Freedom’s maiden rotational deployment to Southeast Asia. Homeported in San Diego, Calif., Freedom is currently on its maiden deployment and is manned by her “Gold” crew. Midway through the deployment, a crew-swap will be conducted with her “Blue” crew.
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Hampton Jazz Festival Gladys Knight, Jill Scott (left) headline ■ when and where June 28 - 30 at the Hampton Coliseum. Performers include: Gladys Knight (Friday); The O’Jays (Friday); Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill and Ralph Tresvant (Saturday); and Jill Scott (Sunday). Tickets cost $58.50, and are available at www.Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, at all Ticketmaster Outlets and at the Hampton Coliseum Box Ofﬁce. For more information, visit: www.HamptonJazz Festival.com
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The unforgettable Cat (in the Hat) that changed the world WILLIAMSBURG
■ did you know? Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka, Dr. Seuss) created “The Cat” in 1957 and he has since appeared in six Seuss books.
Name someone wise, thoughtful, uncanny, playful, mischievous, shrewd, known internationally and who nevertheless is unforgettable. How about “The Cat in the Hat” from the pen and brush of Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka, Dr. Seuss)? The “Cat” will be front-and-center during July at Williamsburg’s Art-cade Gallery of Art as it hosts its 13th annual Art of Dr. Seuss Exhibit and sale. Featured is a spectrum of artwork by Dr. Seuss ranging from his book illustrations and “Secret Art” he did for his own enjoyment to wall sculptures crafted for commercial advertising clients in the 1930s. A featured print provides the theme of this year’s show: “The Cat That Changed the World,” reproduced from Ted Geisel’s ﬁrst concept drawing of his character. The original art is permanently housed at the University of California, San Diego.
There’s more to that print’s title than just a catchy phrase. And this opinion extends beyond the art world. The Library of Congress recently chose 88 inﬂuential books that have “shaped Americans’ views of their world and the world’s views of America.” Among the likes of Twain, Whitman and Thoreau stood Dr. Seuss and his iconic creation – “The Cat in the Hat,” thecat that changed the world of children’s literature. Since his creation in 1957, “The Cat” has guided children and their adult companions through the trials and tribulations of life’s experiences. And during the same 50 year career Dr. Seuss created a whole menagerie of other memorable characters who each in their own way played a role in the reader’s journey of growing up. Dr. Seuss has become the deﬁnitive children’s literacy author of all time (more than 600,000,000 books sold) and his cat continues to “step out,” enjoying his rightful legacy as the visual icon of our literary
Courtesy photo Early concept drawing by Dr. Seuss when he was creating the Cat in the Hat in 1957.
past, present and future. The Art-cade, located at 1321 Jamestown Rd., Suite 204 in the Williamsburg Ofﬁce Park, is one about 30 art galleries in the country where authorized Dr. Seuss artwork can be purchased. It has a large inventory of these limited edition prints and sculptures. The gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday. For information, call The Art-cade Gallery in the Williamsburg Ofﬁce Park at 565-7424, or see other artwork on its website at www.artcadeonline.com.
AFRIKAN AMERICAN FESTIVAL TO BRING ARTS, MUSIC TO HAMPTON HAMPTON
Courtesy photo Former “American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery is scheduled to perform at Busch Gardens Williamsburg on June 30.
Michael W. Smith, Scotty McCreery to perform at Busch Gardens Concerts included in cost of regular park admission
Join the Peninsula Association for Sickle Cell Anemia (PASCA) and the City of Hampton as they present the 23rd annual Afrikan American Festival. The fun, taking place June 28-30 at Mill Point Park (100 Eaton St.) in Downtown Hampton, includes live music, arts and crafts, clothing and ethnic food vendors. During the weekend, more than 60 vendors will be on-site selling authentic and original black art, artifacts, handmade crafts and more. For hungry patrons, local and regional food vendors will be selling a variety of cuisines, however alcohol will not be sold at this event. Live music will entertain throughout the weekend, with Stan Hampton, Wind Jazz Band and Ra Jazz performing on Friday; Chester B (WPCE) Motown Review and Bobb J headline on Saturday; and enjoy live music by Bill Boylins Gospel Review on Sunday. In previous years, admission charge to the Afrikan American Festival was a $4 donation. This year, admission to the festival is free. Hours for this year’s event are 5 to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Free parking is available throughout Downtown Hampton. More information on the Afrikan American Festival can be obtained by contacting the Hampton 311 Call Center at 727-8311, or the Sickle Cell of the Peninsula ofﬁce at 947-1507.
■ musical lineup Friday, June 28 5 p.m. – Stan Hampton 6 p.m. – Wind Jazz Band 7 p.m. – Ra Jazz Saturday, June 29 2 to 5 p.m. – Local Jazz Bands
6 to 10 p.m. – Chester B (WPCE Motown Review) and Bobb J Sunday, June 30 2 to 6 p.m. – Bill Boylins Gospel Review
Busch Gardens continues its live concert series “Glory at the Gardens” and “Busch Gardens Live” this weekend with awardwinning, contemporary gospel artist Michael W. Smith and country music sensation Scotty McCreery. Smith is scheduled to perform on June 29 and McCreery on June 30. The Glory at the Gardens and Busch Gardens Live concerts are held at Busch Gardens’ Royal Palace Theatre. The theatre’s gates open approximately two hours before the scheduled 7 p.m. performances. All Busch Gardens’ concerts are included with park admission. For guests’ convenience, complimentary tickets are distributed throughout the day at the park’s guest relations building. Tickets are distributed one-per-person on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis while supplies last. All party members must be present to receive tickets. Tickets are required for entry to the concert. Premium seating in a reserved area is also available with the purchase of concert and dinner packages. Busch Gardens and Water Country USA are currently offering the 2-Park Summer Fun Pass for unlimited admission to both parks through Sept. 2. Guests can enjoy the concert series, plus a fun-ﬁlled summer of thrills and water attractions for just $99. Visit BuschGardens.com/va for concert upgrade and ticketing information.
Chesapeake kicks off Independence Day with fun and ﬁreworks Chesapeake City Park is scheduled to host “Celebrate Freedom” on July 3 with the U.S. Army TRADOC Command Band from Fort Monroe providing stirring patriotic sounds. The Jim Newsom Quartet will open the show at 6:45 p.m. Following the concert, which start at 8 p.m., ﬁreworks by Pyrotechnico will illuminate the dark sky after sunset. Among the children’s activities and family entertainment will be the Magic Show under the Market Place shelter; roaming jugglers, stilt walkers; and Enormous Lawn Games will set-up giant checkers, Jenga and other games. Chesapeake Friends of the Arts and Fine Arts Commission will offer a silent auction. A variety of “food truck” concessions from Eat the Streets Venue will be available. Admission to the event is free, but on-site parking is $5 per vehicle. Chesapeake City Park is located at 900 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake. For more information, contact Chesapeake Parks and Recreation at 382-6411, or visit www.CityofChesapeake.net/PRevents.
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Calendar For a complete list of events in Hampton Roads or to submit your own, visit www.ﬂagshipnews.com/calendar
Virginia Sports Hall of Fame offers summer kids workshops ■ Where: Virginia
Sports Hall of Fame, 206 High St.,
Portsmouth ■ For more information, visit: www.vshfm.com, or call 393-8031 ext. 12 The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum is offering summer group programs and summer kids workshops. Summer Group programs are available to camps or groups that come to the Hall of Fame & Museum. The exciting, active programs include a guided tour. Examples of this year’s programs are entitled “Legends of the Wall” and “Hall of Famer in Training.” New preschool programs (ages 3-5) will be offered as part of an education outreach program. Summer Kids Workshops are weekly sessions that mix a love of sports with a rewarding learning experience. One program taught during the summer, “Baseball from a Different Angle,” takes a closer look at the math behind America’s favorite pastime, and is available Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 9 - 30. “Moneyball” is another workshop that focuses on statistics in sports, and is available Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. from July 18 through Aug. 8. Each workshop is $10 and includes admission and materials.
Fitness Center Orientation ■ When: June 27, noon ■ Where: JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Rockwell ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 462-7735
Meet other guests, learn about the exercise and ﬁtness equipment, and get program information.
Poor Man’s Pizza Night ■ When: June 27, 5 p.m. ■ Where: Huntington Hall Liberty Center ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 688-7451
Free pizza while supplies last.
MWR Customer Appreciation Night ■ When: June 28, 5 to 7 p.m. ■ Where: JEB Little Creek Seal Park ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 462-3685
Fun activities for the whole family including children’s pony rides, horseshoes, a petting zoo, guided canoe and kayak tours, cornhole, camping demos and more. Each family attending will receive a free bag of popcorn or chocolate covered pretzels.
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Explore the War of 1812 with tours, family activities and author lecture HAMPTON
Don’t know much about the War of 1812? With the help of two very special events at the Hampton History Museum exploring the signiﬁcance of the conﬂict on the city’s past, all of that is about to change. An open house with a bus tour, special curator gallery tours, family activities and re-enactors will take place on June 29, and an author lecture focusing on the occupation of Hampton is scheduled for July 1. “The War of 1812: America’s Other Forgotten War,” taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, offers visitors a chance to take a special bus tour of city sites from the War of 1812, including guided tours of the Hampton History galleries with Hampton History Museum Curator Mike Cobb (highlighting artifacts from the conﬂict), family activities (including one where children can make their own star-spangled banner), and a re-enactor encampment. The event, including the bus tour, is free and open to the public. The bus tour leaves at 10 a.m. and seating is limited. Early arrival is suggested. Members of the Fort Norfolk Garrison reenacting group will portray Soldiers from the 115th Virginia Militia who fought at the Battle of Hampton in June 1813 against superior numbers of British infantry. This will commemorate the militia’s heroic defense of Hampton and the British occupation and sack of the town. The militia will display the weapons, accouterments, and clothing used by the Virginia Militia during America’s conﬂict with Great Britain during the War of 1812. The Rutherford Riﬂe carried by a Virginia Militiamen during the battle of Hampton and other artifacts related to the occupation of Hampton will be on exhibit in the museum’s galleries. Everyone who attends will receive a voucher for a free cupcake when they dine in at the Grey Goose that day. “The Rape of Hampton ... or Was There One? The British Occupation of July, 1813,” is the topic of the Hampton History Museum’s Port Hampton Lecture, taking place at 7 p.m. on Monday. Historian Stuart L. Butler, author of “Defending the Old Dominion: Virginia and its Militia in the War of 1812,” will share his interpretation of the controversial attack on Hampton. His presentation will address this important, but often overlooked, event in the city’s history. In mid-June 1813 2,700 British Soldiers and their French allies landed at Celey Plantation near Hampton. The local militia were defeated and dispersed. The invaders torched buildings,
■ also at the Hampton History
Museum, ‘A Day in Infamy: A Teen’s Memories of Pearl Harbor’ event Join Eloise Myers as she recounts her memories of the attack on Pearl Harbor in “A Day in Infamy: A Teen’s Memories of Pearl Harbor,” part of the Hampton History Museum’s Oral History Project “Our Stories, Our Time” taking place June 27 from 7 to 8 p.m. Following Myers presentation, attendees are encouraged to share their own memories to be videotaped for the museum’s collections. Myers was awakened at 7:48 a.m. Sunday morning on Dec. 7, 1941 to the sound of Japanese bombs exploding at the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. The teenage girl’s father hurriedly put on his Navy uniform and ran out of the house to take part in the action. As Eloise looked on as 353 Japanese fighters, bombers and torpedo planes attacked the unsuspecting base and the Pacific Fleet ships at anchor. The chaotic scene was unforgettable as fire and dense smoke rose from the many battleships, cruisers and destroyers that were sunk or severely damaged in the onslaught. Several thousand valiant Americans died and many were wounded in the inferno. President Franklin D. Roosevelt as he made his declaration of war against Japan said Pearl Harbor was, “a day that would live in infamy.” The cost for the event is free for museum members and $3 for nonmembers, and includes entry into the Hampton History Museum’s galleries. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and seating is limited.
looted, and terrorized men, women, and children. The news of the sack of Hampton spread throughout America. Margaret Ann Bonyer, living in the Shenandoah Valley would write “From such nefarious enemies good Lord please deliver us.” Andrew Jackson rallied his troops and the people of New Orleans to defend the city against an impending British attack with the reports of the outrages committed at Hampton. The lecture is free to museum mem-
bers, $3 for non-members, and includes entry to the Hampton History galleries. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, arrive early. The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Ln.. There is plenty of free parking in the garage across the street. For more information call 727-1610, visit www.HamptonHistoryMuseum.org, and follow Facebook/HamptonHistoryMuseum.
■ When: June 29, 6 p.m.; shuttle departs C-9 at 4:30 p.m. ■ Cost: $3 per person for transportation ■ For more information, contact: 444-4033
Military Appreciation Night. Enjoy free admission to a night of racing, food and fun.
Kings Dominion Trip ■ When: June 29, departs Oasis at 8 a.m. ■ Cost: $7 per person ■ For more information, contact: 492-6806 or 433-2112
Includes transportation. Purchase admission ticket in advance or at the game. Stop by Liberty Center to sign up.
Red, White,True Blue Art & Craft Show ■ When: June 29; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. ■ Where: Fairﬁeld Shopping Center,
intersection of Providence and Kempsville Roads, Virginia Beach ■ For more information, contact: Kelly Woodruff 3627271, or email artisticﬂow@kelly-woodruff.com
BIG NAMES COMING TO HAMPTON ROADS THIS SUMMER ■ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach June 28 – Brad Paisley with Chris Young and Lee Brice July 9 – Vans Warped Tour featuring Hawthorne Heights, Forever the Sickest Kids, Man Overboard July 11 – Train with Gavin DeGraw and Michael Franti July 13 – Jimmy Buffett July 14 – Unity Tour 2013 featuring 311, Cypress Hill, G. Love & Special Sauce July 19 – Blake Shelton with Easton Corbin and Jana Kramer July 24 – Americanarama Festival of Music featuring Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket, Ryan Bingham July 26 – Dave Matthews Band July 27 – Tim McGraw with Brantley Gilbert and Love and Theft July 28 – America’s Most Wanted Festival 2013 featuring Lil’ Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz For more information on events at Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach, call 368–3000, or visit www.livenation.com/Farm–Bureau–Live–at–Virginia– Beach–tickets–Virginia–Beach/venue/8370. Courtesy photo
The show will raise funds for The Messages Project (www.themessagesproject.com), an organization that helps keep families together despite incarceration. There will be free food donated by Frankie’s Ribs from 2 to 4 p.m. and a waterslide for the children.
Summer Youth Recreation Camps ■ When: Now through Aug. 30; Monday to Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ■ Where: Naval Station Norfolk ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 445-0996
Summer camps schedule a variety of age appropriate activities that enhance cognitive, social, emotional and physical development for family members ﬁve to 12 years of age. Activities include Boy’s and Girl’s Club programming, 4-H programming, swimming, bowling, golf, ﬁeld trips and more.
■ nTelos Wireless Pavilion July 5 – Cyndi Lauper with Hunter Valentine July 12 – Mindless Behavior July 18 – Sublime with Rome and Pennywise For more information on events at nTelos Wireless Pavilion, call (757) 393–8181 or visit www.pavilionconcerts.com. ■ The Norva June 28 – The Dirty Heads & The Expendables July 7 – Halestorm July 12 – Marilyn Manson July 16 – The Infamous Stringdusters July 19 – Three Sheets to the Wind July 20 – Dave Cynar July 26 – Ste’ven July 27 – Pentatonix July 31 – Rehab For more information on events at The Norva, call 627–4547, or visit www.thenorva.com.
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2013 Lincoln MKS sedan
Lincoln offers an elegant ďŹ‚agship sedan By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation
The full-size Lincoln MKS sports an updated, sleeker style for 2013 that headlines a range of improvements that rivals more expensive luxury-class contenders. Better handling, increased power, improved fuel efďŹ ciency, additional standard equipment, more reďŹ nement and new technologies that help drivers reduce accident risks provide luxury customers with important new reasons to consider the new MKS. Exterior styling updates include new grille, hood, front fenders, HID headlamps, front fascia, 19 and 20-inch aluminum wheels, decklid, rear fascia, LED tail lamps and exhaust tips. Improving quietness, additional noise barriers and absorbers have been placed in the front wheel wells, around the shock towers, under the hood and in the trunk. Redesigned exterior rearview mirrors reduce wind noise Available in MKS and MKS EcoBoost models, base power for the Lincoln ďŹ‚agship is generated by a 3.7L V6 prime mover bolted to a 6F-50 SelectShift six-speed automatic. The MKS EcoBoost is powered by a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine
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matched to a 6F-55 SelectShift six-speed automatic. Both transmissions are equipped with paddle-shift activation. All-wheel-drive is standard with the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and an available option with the 3.7L V6 engine. The MKS is also equipped with Lincoln Drive Control. This is an automatic system that delivers an ideal balance of a smooth ride with conďŹ dent handling as it intuitively responds to the driverâ€™s commands and the road itself. Lincoln Drive Control enables drivers to purposefully change the on-road personality of the MKS. Moving the gear selector from Drive
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â– Wheelbase: 112.9 inches; overall length: 205.6; width: 79.4; height: 61.6. â– Engine: 3.7L V6 â€“ 304 hp at 6,500 rpm and 279 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm; 3.5L EcoBoost V6 â€“ 365 hp at 5,500 rpm and 350 lbs.-ft. of torque at 1,500 â€“ 5,000 rpm. â– Transmission: six-speed automatic with paddle shift activation. â– EPA Fuel Economy: 3.7L V6 â€“ 18 city/27 hwy. (FWD), 18 city/26 hwy. (AWD); 3.5L EcoBoost V6 â€“ 17 city/25 hwy. â– Cargo capacity: 19.2 cubic ft. â– Warranty: Basic â€“ 4-year/50,000 mile bumper-to-bumper; Powertrain â€“ 6-year/70,000 mile; Corrosion â€“ 5-year/unlimited; Roadside Assistance â€“ 6-year/70,000 mile 24-hour. â– Pricing: The base MSRP for the 2013 Lincoln MKS sedan starts from $42,870 for the MKS and $49,860 for the MKS EcoBoost. Destination charges add $995.
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Truex Jr. ends 218-race losing streak with road course victory at Sonoma By Rick Minter Universal Uclick
Back in 2007, his sophomore season in the Sprint Cup Series, Martin Truex Jr. looked like the circuit’s next big winner. Driving for Dale Earnhardt Inc., he won back-to-back Nationwide Series championships in 2004 and 2005, and had two Top-5 ﬁnishes, including a second-place ﬁnish at Homestead, and ﬁve Top-10s in his rookie Cup season of 2006. In 2007, he continued to improve, getting his ﬁrst Cup victory, at Dover, and making the cut for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. The 2008 season wound up being a letdown, as he ﬁnished 15th in the standings, with a best ﬁnish of fourth, at New Hampshire. He won the pole for the 2009 Daytona 500, but that was the bright spot, as he ﬁnished 23rd in the ﬁnal standings. Truex Jr. wound up being hampered by the demise of the Earnhardt racing empire and moved to Michael Waltrip’s new team in 2010. Since then, his on-track results have steadily improved, but a return trip to Victory Lane continued to elude him, until June 23, when he scored a popular win in the 25th annual Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway. His 218-race losing streak, the secondlongest stretch between Cup victories in NASCAR history behind Bill Elliott’s 226 from 1994 to 2001, was over. Understandably, it was an emotional time for the 32-year-old Truex Jr., who also helped his primary sponsor, NAPA, end its own Sprint Cup losing streak, which dated back to 2001, when Truex Jr.’s team owner Michael Waltrip was the auto parts giant’s regular driver. Sunday’s win also was the ﬁrst in Cup for Truex Jr.’s crew chief, Chad Johnston. “I’m just so glad this [losing streak] is out of the way, because we’ve been so close, and I feel like now we’ve gotten this one out of the way, we can do it a whole bunch more,” Truex Jr. said in Victory Lane. Waltrip said in the winner’s interview after the race that even as one disappointment or another took away chances for Truex Jr. to win races, he never lost conﬁdence in him or the crew of his No. 56 Toyota. “I believe in this man,” said Waltrip. “He can drive a car as good as anybody on the track. Chad [Johnston] is new to the crew chieﬁng game. He joined us as an engineer and he’s worked his way up, and he called the perfect
Courtesy of NASCAR Jeff Gordon captures second place in the Toyota/ Save Mart 350 at Sonoma, June 23.
Early penalty can’t keep Gordon from runner-up ﬁnish By Rick Minter Universal Uclick
Todd Warshaw Martin Truex Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane following his victory at Sonoma Raceway on June 23. The win snapped a 218-race losing streak, the second longest stretch between Cup victories in NASCAR history.
race, and he’s been on his game all year long. It’s really fun to see these two mature and I think they can do a lot of special things over the next few years.” As a driver, Waltrip had experience with long losing streaks. He ran 462 Cup races without a victory before winning the 2001 Daytona 500, the same race where his car owner, Dale Earnhardt, died in a last-lap crash. He said that day at Daytona came to mind as he leaned in to Truex Jr.’s car to congratulate him after he took the checkered ﬂag at Sonoma. “I leaned in and there were tears in his eyes, and you could feel the elation and the joy and the relief,” said Waltrip. “And as I did that, it took me straight back to 2001, when I ﬁnally pulled into Victory Lane and was able to brieﬂy celebrate what was the greatest racing day of my career. I saw all that same emotion and the same feeling in Martin.”
SPRINT CUP STANDINGS 1. Jimmie Johnson, 573 2. Carl Edwards, 548 3. Clint Bowyer, 528 4. Kevin Harvick, 510 5. Matt Kenseth, 481 6. Greg Bifﬂe, 479 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 479 8. Kyle Busch, 461 9. Brad Keselowski, 454 10. Martin Truex Jr., 453
While Martin Truex Jr. spent much of the June 23 race at Sonoma cruising at the head of the pack, leading 51 of 110 laps, including the ﬁnal 28, two drivers behind him were putting on a show, charging through the ﬁeld. Jeff Gordon, a ﬁve-time winner at Sonoma, overcame an early-race penalty for pitting too soon after the caution ﬂag waved and ﬁnished second. His ﬁnish allowed him to move up three spots in the points standings, to 13th, with 10 races to run before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “This team has been faced with a lot worse adversity than that,” Gordon said of his setback on Sunday. “Luckily, we had a fast race car and stayed with our pit strategy, and things went our way. We just had a really good race car and were able to drive up through. That part was a lot of fun.” Kurt Busch had two penalties for speeding on pit road, which put him a lap down at one point, but he worked his way forward to bring his No. 78 Chevrolet home in fourth place. “Yeah, we were fast, even on pit road ... twice,” Busch joked. “I messed up, ﬂat-out. I didn’t hit my tachometer righ and I was speeding both times. I just put myself in a position that was poor, trying to get too much on pit road. But man, this Furniture Row Chevy was fast.” He also gained three spots in the driver standings, from 20th to 17th, and is 28 points out of 10th place, the ﬁnal spot guaranteed a Chase berth after the 26-race regular season.
A LOOK BACK AT THE ‘SPIDER’ AS HE PREPARES FOR NEXT TITLE DEFENSE By Thomas Gerbasi UFC.com
As expected, Silva successfully defended his UFC middleweight title against heavy underdog Cote. What no one saw coming was the ending, as a competitive ﬁght ended prematurely when Cote blew out his knee in the third round, awarding the bout to Silva via TKO. The win was Silva’s eighth in the UFC against no losses and his fourth successful title defense.
Of all the records UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has shattered, the most impressive may be the one that has him sitting at the top of the pack for most successful title defenses in UFC history. With the Spider’s mark currently at 10 as he prepares for his UFC 162 main event against Chris Weidman on July 6, Thales Leites, UFC 97, April 18, 2009 we’re going to take a look back at each of those Result: Silva, unanimous decision defenses as we called them on ﬁght night. Mama said there would be nights like this. In his ﬁrst ﬁve rounder, Silva earned the UFC Nate Marquardt, UFC 73, July 7, 2007 record for most consecutive wins and tied the Result: Silva, TKO, 1st round mark for most consecutive title defenses with It was supposed to be one of Silva’s toughest his unanimous decision win over Leites, but the tests, but instead, his win over respected chal- lackluster 25-minute bout earned more boos than lenger Marquardt at the Arco Arena proved to be cheers for its sometimes bizarre lack of action. one of his greatest victories, as he defended his “It’s unfortunate that things sometimes turn UFC middleweight crown for the ﬁrst time with out that way, but when you’re not in here, it’s a decisive ﬁrst round TKO. hard to tell what going on sometimes,” said Silva. “Sorry.” Rich Franklin, UFC 77, Oct. 20, 2007 Result: Silva, TKO, 2nd round Demian Maia, UFC 112, April 10, 2010 If anyone doubted the validity of Silva’s ﬁrst Result: Silva, unanimous decision win over Franklin in 2006, they weren’t doubtSilva’s return to the Octagon after an eight ing it anymore after the UFC middleweight month absence wasn’t as explosive as his prechampion defended his crown for the second vious outing, a ﬁrst-round knockout of Forrest time with a second-round stoppage of the man Grifﬁn in a non-title light heavyweight bout. he won the title from in a more competitive, but Not even close. equally dominant ﬁght. And though he retained his belt with a ﬁve round unanimous decision victory over Maia, Dan Henderson, UFC 82, March 1, 2008 it was a bout ﬁlled with more stalemates than Result: Silva, submission, 2nd round submissions, and more posing than punching, Silva lost the ﬁrst round to PRIDE 183-pound forcing Silva to apologize more than celebrate title holder Henderson in their UFC 82 title uniﬁ- after the ﬁnal bell sounded. cation bout, but in round two, Silva turned up the heat and ﬁnished Henderson with a rear naked Chael Sonnen I, UFC 117, Aug. 7, 2010 choke to make it game over and another victory Result: Silva, submission, 5th round for the most dominant ﬁghter in the sport. Sonnen promised that he would give Silva a ﬁght and he lived up to his word as he domiPatrick Cote, UFC 90, Oct. 25, 2008 nated the ﬁrst four rounds of their bout. But in Result: Silva,TKO, 3rd round the ﬁfth, it was Silva pulling off an incredible
triangle choke that allowed him to retain his title and get the last word on the challenger. “I knew that I was losing the ﬁrst four rounds,” said Silva, who made the seventh successful defense of his title. “Chael put on a hell of a ﬁght tonight.” Vitor Belfort, UFC 126, February 5, 2011 Result: Silva, knockout, 1st round Belfort was widely considered to be the most dangerous threat to Silva’s middleweight title reign. So Silva did what you’re supposed to do to such threats – he eliminated him immediately, knocking out Belfort in the ﬁrst round to retain his crown for the eighth time. In the process, Silva broke a tie with Matt Hughes for most successful title defenses in UFC history. “That’s just one of the tricks I was working on,” said Silva, who, for all intended purposes, ended the bout with a spectacular front kick to the chin. Yushin Okami, UFC 134, Aug. 27, 2011 Result: Silva, TKO, 2nd round Silva added to his record number of title defenses (nine) and consecutive UFC wins (14) in stopping No. 1 contender Okami in the second round of the UFC RIO main event. The 36-year old Silva isn’t getting older – he’s getting better. Chael Sonnen II, UFC 148, July 7, 2012 Result: Silva, TKO, 2nd round The anticipation and animosity was unlike anything seen in recent history, but after six minutes and 55 seconds, Silva answered the pointed barbs of Sonnen the only way he knows how, with the limbs that have led him to his 15th UFC win without a loss. Silva left no questions, retaining his middleweight title for the 10th time with a second round TKO of his most heated rival, one that has chased him down since their epic ﬁrst battle in 2010.
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■ mma schedule 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 vs. Tim Kennedy Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz UFC ON FOX 8 July 27,5 p.m., FX; 8 p.m., FOX Feature bouts: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald Robbie Lawler vs. Siyar Bahadurzada Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche BELLATOR 97 July 31, 7 p.m., Spike TV Featured bouts: Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels Ben Askren vs. Andrey Koreshkov Muhammed Lawal vs. Jacob Noe Ryan Martinez vs. Vitaly Minakov ■ All cards are subject to change.
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White House Down
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Capitol policeman John Cale (Channing Tatum, left) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nationâ€™s government falling into chaos and time running out, itâ€™s up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country.
Uptight and straight-laced, FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock, left) is a methodical investigator with a reputation for excellence and hyper-arrogance. Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy), one of Boston PDs â€œďŹ nest,â€? is foul-mouthed and has a very short fuse, and uses her gut instinct and street smarts to catch the most elusive criminals. Neither has ever had a partner, or a friend for that matter. When these two wildly incompatible law ofďŹ cers join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected â€“ buddies.
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Experience the thrill of a European circus in Hampton Roads By Yiorgo Contributing Writer
The thrill and excitement of going to a European circus is ﬁnally here in Hampton Roads, and with Cirquesa Dreamquest, local residents and tourists alike will be at the edge of their seats all summer with jaw dropping, heart pounding excitement. Cirquesa Dreamquest was conceived and produced by brothers Noe and Ivan España, ﬁfth-generation heirs to a variety of circus history with family roots in both Spain and Mexico. The show features performances by Noe and his wife, Vivien – an eighth-generation circus performer – along with their children, Noemi and Elan; Ivan and his children, Sian and Zore; and several
additional artists and performers. I was glued to my seat, nervously biting my nails as Noe and Ivan worked up high without a net. “The Sky Wheel of Terror,” consisted of two huge hollow wheels constantly turned above the audience’s heads as they ran inside, on top and everywhere else they could take a hold of, which kept the audience gasping for air during a few close calls. And Vivien, along with Allison Blei, performed a daring aerial chiffon duet that was hypnotizing. The children of both brothers are an integral part of the storyline, with Noemi and Elan pulling double and triple duty. Noemi on the aerial net, hula hoops and as a contortionist is a visual delight. And Elan portrays Michael, who takes the audience on a fantasy journey of self-discovery, learning lessons along the way.
The woman sitting behind me kept her eyes completely closed during the mesmerizing performance of husband and wife duo, Ottavio and Naomi Gesmundo. Their act consists of Ottavio using a crossbow to shoot an arrow while Naomi holds various objects, shrinking in size each time. Additionally, the strong man feats of strength and balance of Yani Kostov and Valeri Lyubchev have to be seen to believe. Normally one would have to travel to locations like Barcelona, Spain; Budapest, Hungary; and Rome, Italy, to see a show like this. Instead, Cirquesa Dreamquest has it all under huge Italian-made tents that are climate controlled with bucket seats … and honestly, there’s not a bad seat in the house, giving the audience a magniﬁcent view of the action and excitement.
Cirquesa Dreamquest is a spectacle beyond one’s wildest dreams. Come and witness breathtaking athleticism at its ﬁnest. From jugglers and clowns, to balancing trapeze and high wire antics, to chair stacking and Icarian games … even a few local dancers, too. It’s truly an unforgettable and unique experience for people of all ages. Cirquesa Dreamquest shows are held at the Rudee Inlet Loop in Virginia Beach (Atlantic Ave. and 3rd Street). Ticket prices start at $12.95 for children and $37.95 for adults (Silver Section). For military per-
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GIVING CONSENT TO A FULL, ACTIVE LIFE By Roger Whiteway Contributing Writer
â€œFirst one-armed man to summit Mt. Everestâ€? said the headline. But, there is so much more to Gary Gullerâ€™s accomplishments and life journey. An avid mountaineering enthusiast, Guller lost his arm at age 20 during a climbing accident that killed one of his friends. With the support of his family, he pushed through some dark days following this tragedy until he came to realize he could climb again. Later, it occurred to Guller that he could also help other disabled individuals realize their dreams of tackling big physical challenges, speciďŹ cally climbing in the Himalayas. In 2000, he led a group of disabled individuals that included a wheelchair bound athlete as well as a paraplegic to the base camp of Mount Everest with the help of Sherpa guides. What Guller learned and what he saw during this experience proved the unlimited capability of people we label as disabled, but are just as focused, driven and determined as whole-bodied people to set a goal and succeed in achieving it. Ten years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan have left many service men and women without limbs. And the Boston marathon bombings showed us that IEDs, and the injuries they produce, are not unique to the military or the Middle East. Many young people accustomed to active physical activity now live with miss-
ing or partial limbs, and face the challenge of proving to themselves and others that their injury cannot deďŹ ne who they are. Many give their mental consent to compete in sports. To get to this point, they often ďŹ nd that their injury has forced them to investigate who they really are beyond, or in spite of, the damaged limb. In a sense, it has opened new opportunities to understand their spiritual nature that no IED or accident can touch or alter. Guller recently published a book, â€œMake Courtesy of Glow Images Others Greater â€“ from Everest to the Board View of the summit of Mount Everest from the base camp. Room,â€? about his life and the life-lessons he shares with Fortune 500 company executives that come about? So you put one foot in front of another. For me as a motivational speaker. Since his summit of GG: I met this guy in El Paso, Texas with it was about keeping focus. Focus on making Everest, he has completed an Ironman Triath- a disability. He heard that I was doing chal- it back to camp four. Then back down to the lon and competed in the worldâ€™s longest race lenging physical events and asked me what it next camp. â€“ the Marathon de Sables in the Sahara desert would take to have me take him with me. That Listening to Guller during our conversation, of Morocco. led to the idea of a group making the climb to I was reminded that giving mental consent is In a recent interview with Guller by phone base camp. Finding sponsors, raising funds for the ďŹ rst step in doing anything. After losing from his home in Kona, Hawaii, he shared a the trip was a challenge too. You have to get his arm, Guller could have gone home to Engfew insights about his journey and lessons. past the turn downs and keep the goal in mind. land and fallen into the despair of believing his Roger Whiteway: After you lost your arm, RW: John Krakauerâ€™s 1997 best seller â€œInto options for an active life were limited, but he did you have a mentor or others providing in- Thin Airâ€? tells about his experience as part of gave his mental consent to follow his ďŹ rst love spirational support to help you ďŹ nd yourself? an Everest expedition and made it clear that of climbing. This led him to realize the power Gary Guller: It was difďŹ cult. I ended up getting to the top was only about 40 percent in seeing disabled people as more than their going home to Wales, England. My granddad of the task, and that getting down safely was limitation â€“ as whole individuals. This created was a constant that helped me to see past the much harder. Did you ďŹ nd that to be the case that demand to see beyond the â€œdisabledâ€? label darkness. I started hiking again. I began to re- for you? to the very essence â€“ the intrinsic nature â€“ of alize that I did not have to give up climbing. GG: Absolutely. After spending about 20 each individual. RW: In 2001, you took a group of physi- minutes on top we start down and my legs are Gullerâ€™s book is available on amazon.com. cally challenged and disabled people on a so heavy. You just want to lie down and take a You can read more about his life story on his climb to Mount Everest base camp. How did nap, but of course, if you do, you never get up. website at garyguller.com.
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