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Vol. 20, No. 32 Norfolk, VA | | 08.09.12

CORIVFOR forms first squadron Press Release Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs


As we come together, now is the opportunity to write the next chapter in the history of the Navy’s small boat units.” - Cmdr. Blane T. Shearon

■ about CORIVFOR CORIVFOR is a component of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) and a core Navy maritime capability able to defend high-value assets against a determined enemy, and when ordered, conduct offensive combat operations by providing maritime expeditionary security and riverine operations throughout the green-water and brown-water environment.

Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 4 was established during a ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story, Aug. 1. The squadron merges Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 1 and Maritime Expeditionary Security Squadron (MSRON) 4, making it the first squadron to merge since the establishment of Coastal Riverine Force (CORIVFOR) on June 1. “Today’s ceremony formalizes the merger,” said Capt. James C. Hamblet, Commander, Coastal Riverine Group (CORIVGRU) 2. “A great deal of hard work and solid planning has gone into this merger and today’s ceremony marks one of a number of milestones that will pass as we merge the total force.” The CORIVRON 4 Commanding Officer, Cmdr. Blane T. Shearon, said what matters now is how good the force is today and how much better CORIVRON 4 will become in the future. “We will always look back with pride at what we, and our predecessors, have accomplished,” he said. “As we come together, now is the opportunity to write the next chapter in the history of the Navy’s small boat units.” Combining the two forces bridges the gap between traditional Navy blue-water operations and landbased forces, providing port and harbor security for vital waterways and protection of high-value assets and maritime infrastructure. “It was a wonderful ceremony and beautiful day to be Coastal Riverine,” said Chief Operations Specialist (select) Jonathan Woods, assigned to CORIVRON 4. “The merger is a great opportunity for our Sailors to learn both offensive and defensive force protection.”

MC2 Steven Hoskins Cmdr. Blane T. Shearon, Commanding Officer of Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 4, speaks to Sailors at the Coastal Riverine Squadron (CORIVRON) 4 establishment ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Aug. 1.

Navy women celebrate the history of making WAVES By OSC Jessica Myers Navy Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of Women’s Policy


Women of the sea services celebrated the 70th Anniversary of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), July 28, with a special luncheon held in Virginia Beach by the Tidewater Tidal WAVES Chapter. The event celebrated the past and present legacy of women’s service in the Navy, Coast Guard and Marines by highlighting each female service member in attendance, ranging in age from 19 to 88 years old. Women who attended the event embraced their common thread of service by sharing stories of their time while serving in the Navy. For some of the WAVES in attendance, their time in service was cut short due their decision to get married or have children – a decision that meant an automatic discharge before 1976. “The overall experience today has

■ during WWII The Women’s Reserve, known by the nickname, WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), served as air traffic controllers, artists, cryptologists, hospital corpsmen, linguists and weather specialists.

been incredibly humbling,” said Capt. Mary M. Jackson, the prospective Chief of Staff for Navy Region MidAtlantic and the anniversary celebration guest speaker. “To speak to these women and hear their stories firsthand is remarkable ... they are the true trailblazers and it is upon their shoulders we stand.” When asked what her military service meant to her, retired Navy WAVE Cmdr. Libby Morrison shared that “the Navy provided me the ability to fulfill a dream and seek a college education.” Morrison enlisted in the Navy in 1961 after repeatedly eyeing Navy recruit-

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Navy Region Mid-Atlantic is currently accepting nominations for FY12 Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) Sea and Shore Chapter of the Year. CSADD was established in June 2010 by OPNAVINST 1500.80 as a peer-to-peer mentoring group to positively influence young Sailors’ behavior through resources and

RECOGNITION PCU Arlington received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) – Gold Level after completing more than 1,000 hours of community service.

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tools that promote good decision making. The group now has more than 180 chapters, which share their activities via Facebook and other communication channels. Each year, one sea and shore CSADD chapter will be recognized as CSADD Chapter of the Year. The CSADD Chapter of the Year award was established to recognize the positive social interaction, leadership and decision

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Nominations being accepted for CSADD Chapter of the Year By MC2 Melissa D. Redinger

ment posters plastered up at her local post office. Morrison later earned her commission and retired in 1988 after 27 years of service in the Navy. “Coming from a home where neither parent was able to get past a grade school level education, the Navy gave me that opportunity,” she said. “My parents couldn’t have been prouder.” One of the honored guests for the

By Katisha Draughn Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Public Affairs


Patricia Downer USO representatives Matt Stephens (second from left) and Sean Gatz (second from right) deliver Xbox 360’s to (from left to right) Eric Cheairs, Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) Complex Manager; Culinary Specialist 1st Class Yogesh Prajapati, UPH Maintenance; and Sheila Costello, UPH Site Director.

CNIC TOPS FED FEEDS FAMILIES NAVY GOAL Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has donated 402,315 pounds as of week eight of the campaign to the 2012 Feds Feed Families drive, topping the Navy’s goal of 396,000 pounds for the entire three month campaign. » see B4

Wounded Warriors at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads (NSA HR) Unaccompanied Personnel Housing (UPH) have a new recreational activity to engage in that doesn’t require them to leave the comforts of their own room. Approximately 25 Wounded Warriors received Xbox 360’s as part of a donation from the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, July 30.

ANTIQUE SHOW COMES TO VIRGINIA BEACH The 45th Virginia Beach Antiques Show will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Aug. 10 - 12.

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Arleigh Burke returns home to NAVSTA Norfolk The guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) returned home to Naval Station Norfolk, July 31, after completing a six-month deployment providing air defense support in the 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility. Soon after deploying, Arleigh Burke became part of Commander, Destroyer Squadron 60 and Commander, Task Force 65 as the air defense platform for guided-missile destroyers USS The Sullivans (DDG 68) and USS Cole (DDG 67) and guided-missile cruiser USS Vella Gulf (CG 72). The ship made port calls in Haifa, Israel, Limassol and Larnaca, Cyprus, where the crew celebrated Memorial Day.

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With a crew of nearly 300, Arleigh Burke returns under the command of Cmdr. Thomas P. Moninger who relieved Cmdr. Corey J. Keniston during a change of command ceremony, April 2.

Navy Housing – Help us help you Press Release Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs


Should a health or safety issue arise during a Sailor’s stay in Navy barracks, governmentowned, or privatized family housing, Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) will work with the Sailor as an advocate for their needs until a solution is found. If the issue cannot be resolved, CNIC will work with the Sailor to find alternate accommodations. Whether in a barracks room or home, if you live in Navy housing and suspect a health or safety condition exists, please report it to the local Private-Public Venture (PPV) office, the local Navy Housing Office or your barracks manager. Use your Chain of Command – talk to your Leading Petty Officer (LPO), Leading Chief Petty Officer (LCPO), division officer, ombudsman and even your commanding officer until you feel you’re getting the right amount of attention on your issue. “As a Navy leader – and someone who lives in Navy housing – I am committed to ensuring service members and their families have suitable, affordable and safe housing,” said Vice Adm. William D. French, Commander, Navy Installations Command. “Recent events pertaining to mold in Navy barracks, and government-owned and privatized family housing have indicated a need to more clearly com-

municate assistance available on all issues, but particularly when pertaining to health or safety issues.” If you feel you are having health issues that may be related to conditions in your home or barracks room, see your medical provider immediately and then report the issue to your command medical officer or representative and your chain of command. Taking personal responsibility to prevent issues like mold before it gets out of hand is essential. In many environments, mold can grow no matter how well we maintain the home or condition the air quality. Be vigilant and ensure areas of your home or barracks room that tend to have more moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms, are kept clean on a regular basis. Often times, all it takes is a once weekly wipe down with mold/mildew cleaner. “This is a personal issue for me. I am determined to ensure we are providing the very best housing throughout the fleet, but I also need your help,” said French. “If you help me by reporting your housing issues, we can help ensure you maintain a house or barracks room that you can feel proud to say is your home.” As a ready and resilient force, 21st Century Sailors and their families must feel confident they can report personal and housing concerns in order to stay safe and healthy in the places they live so we can all focus on our mission, our duties and those we care about.

As a Navy leader – and someone who lives in Navy housing – I am committed to ensuring service members and their families have suitable, affordable and safe housing.” - Vice Adm. William D. French, Commander, Navy Installations Command

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Navy consolidates CBR defense projects to achieve total ownership cost savings By John Joyce

online For more information on NAVSEA and its warfare centers, visit www.navsea. DAHLGREN, VA. Two of the Navy’s surface warfare centers responsible for chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare allowed engineers to perform agent detection have partnered diagnostics, overhaul, testing together in an effort to stream- and subsequent calibration reline processes and reduce quired to provide systems and total ownership costs, Naval equipment to the fleet. Surface Warfare (NSWC) The new laboratory also Dahlgren Division officials allowed NSWC Dahlgren to announced Aug. 2. apply for the Naval RadioacThe partnership transfers all tive Materials Permit necesCBR detection services from sary to maintain, store, stage Naval Surface Warfare Center and track all of the Navy’s Crane, located in Indiana, to chemical detectors that conDahlgren, Va., which provides tain radioactive sources. Navy technical, engineering, test, Radiological Affairs Support evaluation, maintenance and Office (RASO) approval is logistics support to the fleet expected by March 2013. Curafter installing the CBR detec- rently, NSWC Crane holds the tion systems. only permit. “Our partnership with Once obtained, the permit NSWC Crane to transfer the will give Dahlgren the abilacquisition and in-service ity to receive and ship the engineering work associated Improved Point Detection with chemical and biological System and other detection detectors is significantly re- equipment containing radioducing the Navy’s total own- active sources from its laboraership costs,” said NSWC tory, which is expected to yield Dahlgren CBR Defense Divi- maintenance and cost savings sion Head Mike Purello. “This from fiscal year 2013-2017. is not only providing opportuMeanwhile, NSWC Dahlnities for us to better support gren engineers’ request for an the warfighter at Dahlgren and exemption of the Improved on the waterfront, but it’s also Point Detection System – enabling our scientists and en- Lifecycle Replacement (IPgineers to look for the most ef- DS-LR) permit Requirements ficient ways to support poten- over the lifecycle of the new tial next generation detection detection equipment was apsystems.” proved by RASO. Prior to the consolidation, IPDS-LR – replacing the the Navy built and designated IPDS currently installed on a new laboratory to streamline most Navy ships – is designed CBR defense work and accrue to quickly alert warfighters savings to help fund other re- to the presence of chemical quired chemical and biologi- warfare agents, and is being cal defense projects. Since its installed on 35 ships in 2012. completion in August 2011, “We are tracking the IPDSthe CBR Fleet Support and LR systems informally and Integration Laboratory has performing all exemption Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division Public Affairs

requirements with no additional manpower,” said Nancy Haymes, NSWCDD Acquisition Engineering Agent. “Dahlgren is committed to ensuring that our support infrastructure is in place to continuously improve business processes. This enables us to develop product improvements that reduce operational and support costs while enhancing the Navy’s operational capability.”

MC3 Jeffry A. Willadsen Sailors aboard an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light (HSL) 43 lower a bag to Sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a vertical replenishment.

Arlington awarded President’s Volunteer Service Award By MC1 Eric Brown PCU Arlington (LPD 24) Public Affairs


After Precommissioning Unit Arlington (LPD 24) Sailors completed more than 1,000 hours of community service in the previous 12 months, the command received the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) –Gold Level in July of 2012. “Arlington Sailors understand that being part of the local community is just as important as serving in the Navy,” said Cmdr. Darren Nelson, Arlington’s prospective Commanding Officer. “This is very exciting for our Sailors to be recognized for community service on a national level. I am proud of each and every Sailor who has taken time out from their personal schedules to give back to our local community.” More than 200 Sailors from the command – both at the ship being constructed at Huntington-Ingalls Industries in Pascagoula, Miss. and at the training detachment in Norfolk – contributed more than 4,700 hours to organizations including the United Service Organizations (USO), Hampton Roads Naval Museum, Christ and St. Luke’s


Church Soup Kitchen, Keep Norfolk Beautiful’s Adopt-a-Spot, Habitat for Humanity and Arlington Heights Elementary School. In a citation from the White House, President Barrack Obama commended Arlington for “your devotion to service and for doing all you can to shape a better tomorrow for our great nation.” The Gold Level is the top PVSA an organization can receive; other levels include the Bronze (200-499 hours) and Silver (500-999 hours). The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation was established in 2003 to recognize the contributions volunteers make in their communities and encourage more people to serve. The council created the PVSA program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. “The PVSA is another indicator that this command is dedicated to service and believes that excelling at precommissioning the ship and excelling in helping others go hand in hand and one success supports the other,” noted Arlington’s volunteer coordinator, Chaplain Lt. Victoria Chappell. “I am so glad to have a tangible tribute to the

MC1 Eric Brown Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Kimberly Montgomery was awarded an individual President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) – Bronze Level in July, after completing more than 100 hours of community service in the preceding 12 months.

crew for their hard work that they can all take pride in and that might inspire even more to participate.” Also in July, Arlington Sailor Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Kimberly Montgomery was awarded an individual PVSA – Bronze Level, for completing more than 100 hours of community service in the preceding 12 months.






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NAVSTA NORFOLK CHANGES COMMAND Exiting leader was ďŹ rst female CO of NAVSTA Norfolk By MC3 (SW/AW) Molly Greendeer Navy Public Affairs Support Element East


Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk changed hands during a change of command ceremony held on the installation, Aug. 2. Capt. David A. Culler, Jr. relieved Capt. Mary M. Jackson as NAVSTA Norfolk’s Commanding OfďŹ cer. Culler, a second generation Naval Aviator, was commissioned in 1988. Prior to his arrival as Executive OfďŹ cer of Naval Station Norfolk, he was assigned to the Supreme Allied Command Transformation as the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Integrated Product Team Leader in support of training, education and doctrine development for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Troop Contributing Nations. During her speech, Jackson praised Culler. “He is well versed in the optempo, diversity and volume of this installation,â€? said Jackson. “He is leagues better than me, and will take our processes and mission accomplishment to the next level.â€? Culler and Jackson worked together during Jackson’s tenure as Commanding OfďŹ cer, establishing the present

â– the new CO Capt. David Culler, Jr. said his goal and challenge as Commanding Officer of Naval Station Norfolk is to frequent the numerous commands housed on the installation.

NAVSTA Norfolk mission, and he is dedicated to continuing the standard of excellence the installation has achieved. “Naval Station Norfolk is committed to the safety, security and continuous improvement in the quality of life and quality of service to our warfighters and their families,â€? said Culler. “Failure is never an option.â€? Culler said his goal and challenge as Commanding OfďŹ cer is to frequent the numerous commands housed on the installation. “Getting around more and visiting with the number of commands onboard Naval Station Norfolk is challenging due to the size and scope of the installation,â€? he said, “but it is critically important to understanding where we need to improve our services in order to better support the eet, warďŹ ghters and their families.â€? Jackson took command of

Service members and civilians participate in the Naval Station Norfolk change of command ceremony. Capt. David A. Culler, Jr. relieved Capt. Mary M. Jackson as Commanding OfďŹ cer of Naval Station Norfolk.

Her vision and energy have left Naval Station Norfolk more ready, more relevant and more vital than ever before.â€? MC3 (SW/AW) Molly Greendeer Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (left), Capt. Mary Jackson, prospective Chief of Staff, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (middle), and Capt. David A. Culler, Commanding OfďŹ cer, Naval Station Norfolk, pose in front of the Pennsylvania House after the change of command ceremony.

- Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, speaking about Capt. Mary Jackson

â– more change of commands See B3 for coverage on the change of commands for PHIBCB Two and the USS Pittsburgh.

have taken command of Naval Station Norfolk,� she said. “I can now truly appreciate the blood, sweat and tears committed to ensuring a place like Naval Station Norfolk runs as seamlessly as possible.� NAVSTA Norfolk houses the largest concentration of U.S. Navy forces and its 75 ships and 134 aircraft support European and Central Command theaters of operations, and to the Caribbean.

the world’s largest naval base in 2010, becoming the ďŹ rst female Commanding OfďŹ cer of NAVSTA Norfolk. She will be reporting to Navy Region Mid-Atlantic to serve as the Chief of Staff. Jackson was awarded the Legion of Merit for her exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding service as Executive and Commanding OfďŹ cer, NAVSTA Norfolk from April

2009 to August 2012. Rear Adm. Tim Alexander, Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic commended Jackson on her remarkable

work during her time as Commanding OfďŹ cer and welcomed her as his Chief of Staff. “Her vision and energy have left Naval Station Norfolk more ready, more relevant and more vital than ever before,â€? he said. Although a challenging position, Jackson said she was extremely honored and humbled to be afforded this opportunity. “Since 1917, only 43 people

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| Guest at event witnessed horrors of Nazi Germany Continued from front special WAVES event was 88-year-old Dame Mary Sigillo Barraco, a U.S. citizen who found herself in the middle of World War II living as a teen with her mother in Europe. She shared her firsthand story of witnessing when Nazi Germany overtook the country of Belgium in 1941 and her decision to join the “Freedom Fighters” from 1941-1945. Barraco was responsible for helping free numerous Allied service men, fellow partisans, Jewish citizens and others that were held by the Nazi in prisons and detention camps, and Barraco herself was caught and held captive by the Gestapo, official secret police of Nazi Germany. During the event, Barraco shared with attendees stories of the horrors that she endured during the months she was detained, which included the news of her fiancé being executed. She credits her eventual freedom to the work of the American military, describing her view from a tiny prison cell as she watched Americans planes flying overhead – that is the moment she described she knew her life had been saved. Without a dry eye in the room, Barraco thanked the women of the WAVES and each uniformed service woman in attendance for their courage to serve and for maintaining the legacy of those who paved the way for future generations of service, stating she was “proud and deeply appreciated the sacrifices made on her and her fellow citizens behalf.” The celebration also included a presentation of the 2012 WAVES National Scholarship Award and a special WAVES memorabilia auction, with 75 percent of all proceeds going to local Department of Veteran Affairs hospitals in support of women veterans. The Women’s Reserve, known by the nickname, WAVES, was established in 1938 with the passing of Public Law 689, which was later amended and signed by thenPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 30, 1942. Wellesley College president, Mildred McAfee, was selected to lead the new Women’s Reserve and was sworn in as a lieutenant commander on August 3, 1942. During World War II, 90,000 female officers and enlisted Navy reservists and were stationed at U.S. shore commands as well as overseas. WAVES served as air traffic controllers, artists, cryptologists, hospital corpsmen, linguists and weather specialists. During World War II, 81 nurses were taken prisoner by the Japanese in Guam and in the Republic of the Philippines. Through the direct contributions of over 350,000 women who served in the military during World War II, military and congressional leaders were convinced that women should be allowed to serve not only during times of war, but also during times of peace. In July of 1948, the Women’s Armed Service Act allowed for the first women to be sworn onto regular active duty. The WAVES were later disestablished in 1972 in order to integrate women into the main functions of the Navy. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel – Office of Diversity and Inclusion, visit

making demonstrated through the CSADD effort, which employs a variety of communication tools and social networking created and sustained by the chapters. The overall objective is to foster a culture that sends a clear message discouraging destructive decision making and reinforcing the shipmate/ bystander intervention concept. Nominations for the CSADD Sea and Shore Chapter of the Year should only include activities and successes that occurred during FY12. Nominations must be submitted by the unit commander or designated representative, who will forward nominations to the regional commander. Information about applying for the CSADD award, registering a chapter for CSADD, and requirements and processes related to the award can be found in NAVADMIN 207/12. Nominations must be submitted by the unit commander of registered CSADD chapters to their regional commanders by Oct. 1. Through programs like CSADD, Sailors are proving that helping their peers to achieve success individually is vital to achieving success as a team.

WARRIORS Continued from front “These Xbox’s are a small token of appreciation to our Wounded Warriors,” said Sheila Costello, Site Director at UPH. “We try to provide a comfortable and relaxing environment and these Xbox’s help our Wounded Warriors feel closer to home.” The delivery of the Xbox’s was a coordination effort that involved NSA HR, UPH, and the USO Warrior and Family Care Support. “Giving back to these brave men and women is all part of the USO of Hampton Roads’ mission to ‘enhance the quality of life of the U.S.

“It helps me to see there are other ways to help people around the command, you don’t always think one person can make a difference, but when you are seeing these events, and you see other young Sailors talking to fellow Sailors about alternative things to do, it makes you realize you are helping them out,” said Hospital Corpsmen 3rd Class Jessica Tinapp of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Though originally envisioned as a response to frequent DUI cases in the Mid-Atlantic region, the CSADD program quickly expanded to encompass a variety of issues and has spread across the fleet worldwide. Today, it is a peer-mentoring program for all aspects of life in which Sailors face pressures or temptations to make unwise decisions. “It helps young Sailors stay out of trouble and to find [positive] things to do on the weekends,” said Tinapp. “I think it’s important and it helps Sailors find other things to do beside drinking and driving. It helps them to hear from individuals in their own age group.”

| Many involved in effort Armed Forces personnel and their families,’” said Karen Licari, Chief Operating Officer at USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. “Through our Warrior and Family Care Support program, the USO is able to provide those quality of life services to help their recuperation and recovery that extends beyond medical services to the Navy and Marine Corps Wounded Warriors at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.” The UPH serves service members who are ill, injured or wounded in combat. The facility is designed to enhance their experience as

they transition back to active duty or civilian life. “We are very appreciative of the USO for this wonderful gift for our service members who made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Capt. Jake Johansson, Commanding Officer of NSA HR. “This is a small gesture to show our deepest appreciation for all they do to support and defend our country.” Seaman Christopher Siminsky, a Wounded Warrior who has been living at the barracks for the past four months, was very excited about receiving the Xbox’s. “It is something fun for us to participate in,” he said.


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More than 10,000 attend Navy Night at the Tides

MCSN Ian Stratton A player for the Norfolk Tides hits a pitch during Navy Night. Navy Night is held annually at Harbor Park to honor those who have served or are serving in the United States Navy, and their families.

RIVRON 2, K-9 units performed for fans before game

It’s the highlight of our year.”

By MCSN Robert Aylward Navy Public Affairs Support Element East


The Norfolk Tides baseball team hosted its 5th annual Navy Night at Harbor Park in Norfolk, Aug. 4. The event was held in honor of the men and women of the U.S. Navy and to showcase the capabilities of commands in the

- Norfolk Tides general manager Joe Gregory, speaking about Navy Night

It’s a great way to showcase how lucky we are to have these

■ fly over at the ball game An MH-60S helicopter, attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 26, flies an American flag during the opening ceremony at Harbor Park’s 5th annual Navy Night.

men and women working for us.” - Norfolk Tides general manager Joe Gregory, speaking about Navy Night

region. “It’s the highlight of our year,” said Joe Gregory, Norfolk Tides general manager. “There are so many parts of the Navy that people don’t necessarily know about. It’s a great way to showcase how lucky we are to have these men and women working for us.” As part of the event, seven local Delayed Entry Program (DEP) recruits raised their hand and recited the Oath of Enlistment during an enlistment ceremony into the Navy on the third base foul line. The public also had the opportunity to interact

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■ enlistment at Harbor Park As part of the event, seven local Delayed Entry Program (DEP) recruits raised their hand and recited the Oath of Enlistment during an enlistment ceremony into the Navy on the third base foul line.

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MCSN Ian Stratton Sailors throw the first pitches during Navy Night at the Norfolk Tides game.

MCSN Ian Stratton Fans reach for a ball hit into the stands during the game.


Children get involved with activities at Navy Night

MCSN Ian Stratton Above: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Kathleen Gorby puts armor on a Norfolk Tides Baseball fan during a static display held by Naval Expeditionary Combat Camera at Harbor Park. Below: Equipment Operator 2nd Class Travis Duncan, assigned to Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit 202, greets patrons during Navy Night at Harbor Park.

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with service members at several display tables throughout the Tides complex, where they were able to view MineResistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, examine .50-caliber machine guns and learn about the robotics used by Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) units. Riverine Squadron (RIVRON) 2 from Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS) also participated in Navy Night by performing high speed maneuvers with Riverine Command and Riverine Patrol boats in the bay for fans to watch. “Much of our work is behind the scenes,” said Chief Mineman Josh Ferguson, a RIVRON 2 boat captain. “We want people to know what the Riverines are capable of and what we do.” Military working dogs attached to K-9 units

MC3 (SW) Tamekia L. Perdue Master-at-Arms 1st Class David Gutierrez acts as the bad guy during a K-9 patrol exercise demonstration with dog handler Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Danielle Knight and military working dog “Djen,” from Naval Air Station Oceana’s K-9 unit.

from Norfolk Naval Station, Naval Air Station Oceana and JEBLCFS also performed for the fans before the game. The dogs demonstrated

their agility on an obstacle course and performed patrol and scout training exercises. “It’s not an event that comes together on its

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RIMPAC 2012 concludes The world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), officially concluded on Aug. 3. This year, RIMPAC involved 22 nations, more than 40 ships and submarines and more than 200 aircraft that operated in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

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These are people we are able to work with in the case of future disasters and interactions.”

Cambodian students gained valuable medical knowledge in casting techniques while aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), Aug. 4, as part of Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12). Forty-one students from International University and the University of Health Sciences joined PP12 medical professionals in the subject matter expert exchange (SMEE) aboard USNS Mercy to learn and apply new techniques in splinting arm fractures. International University student Tan Indravina said the hands-on learning experience was a lot different than sitting in a room and listening. “I actually learned how to do it and use the tricks the doctors showed us and learned how to put the wrist in the right position to properly splint it,” she said. The students spent most of the day learning and practicing splinting by applying the tech-

- Capt. David Tanen

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Nina Thomas shows a Cambodian medical student how to make a temporary splint while others practice making casts aboard USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

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NADAP seeks Sailors opinions Press Release Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs


A Navy-wide survey was launched, Aug. 6, to learn more about Sailors’ alcohol use and the best ways to communicate abuse prevention and responsible use of alcohol messages, according to the Navy Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (NADAP) Office director. The survey is completely anonymous, according to Dorice Favorite, director, NADAP program, and will take only five to eight minutes to finish. “Every Sailor’s feedback will be invaluable in helping to shape the messages we create, to determine the appropriate communication tactics and identify effective tools to use to help

MC1 (SW/EXW) Peter D. Lawlor Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert is interviewed by a local Seattle news station on pier 62 near the USS Halsey (DDG 97) during Seafair, a summer festival in Seattle.

CNO Greenert talks deployment length to Bremerton Sailors ■ West Coast tour Seattle is Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert’s first stop during a week-long tour on the West Coast conducting community, industry and fleet engagement meetings.

By MC2 (SW/AW) Scott A. McCall Navy Public Affairs Support Element West Det. Northwest


The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) held an all hands call on Naval Base Kitsap, Aug. 6. CNO Adm. Jonathan Greenert and MCPON (SS/SW) Rick D. West spoke with Sailors assigned to the aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), Trident submarines and other Kitsap-area commands. During the all hands call, the Greenert addressed one of the key issues concerning Sailors in the Pacific Northwest, the length and schedule of upcoming carrier

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■ take the survey To take the survey, visit The survey password is “Navy.” The password is case sensitive. For security purposes, participants can only take the survey once from an IP address, which protects the integrity of the data. The survey will be online until Aug. 27. prevent alcohol abuse in the Navy,” said Favorite. The “Right Spirit” campaign was created in 1995 and focused on alcohol abuse prevention education, deglamorization of alcohol use, alternatives to drinking, and clear and enforceable policy guidance from commanders. As a result, the Navy’s “responsible use” policy on alcohol has led to an overall steady decline in alcohol use by Sailors. “It is time to effectively revamp the

Navy Right Spirit campaign,” said Favorite. “NADAP is conducting qualitative and quantitative research to identify knowledge, attitude, behaviors and practices associated with alcohol abuse in the Navy. Sailors have changed since we started the “Right Spirit” program and we need a communications campaign that grows with them.” Sailors responses to the survey will help to inform a new social marketing campaign aimed at reducing alcohol abuse in the Navy.

Chief of Navy Chaplains observes SAPR training, graduation at Great Lakes By Sue Krawczyk Training Support Center Public Affairs


The Chief of Navy Chaplains visited Training Support Center (TSC), Great Lakes, Aug. 1 - 3, to get a firsthand look at TSC’s efforts to raise sexual assault awareness and prevention among the Sailors. Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd observed bystander intervention and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training as well as a presentation of “No Zebras, No Excuses,” a Central Michigan University production aimed at challenging sexual assault myths and stereotypes. “Sexual Assault impacts every one of us, from the Sailor victimized to command morale and mission,” said Tidd. “One incident means everyone’s workload goes up. The key word is respect. By respecting each other’s per-

sonal boundaries, we ensure that we have everyone’s best interests in mind.” No Zebras is the first program to focus on bystander mentality, addressing the impact of intervention on situations of sexual aggression. It stresses sexual aggression can no longer be ignored, empowering students to stand up, take a stand and help keep others safe. The title of No Zebras is a reference as to when zebras are attacked by lions – they watch their own get eaten. No Zebras is a way of saying, when it comes to sexual assault, don’t be a zebra – don’t stand by why others are being preyed upon; – act and keep predators at bay. “As sexual assault hurts shipmates and affects readiness, this topic is so important that Navy-wide training has been instituted,” said Tidd. Following the presenta-

An informational poster about sexual assault awareness month. “Sexual Assault impacts every one of us, from the Sailor victimized to command morale and mission,” said Rear Adm. Mark L. Tidd.

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tions, Tidd met with TSC chaplains to offer his insights of their efforts. “I’m impressed by the impact and participation in the whole SAPR program because the chaplains and religious program specialists (RPs) are a huge resource for the command and that’s true anywhere in the Navy,” he said. “If it’s true anywhere else, it’s absolutely true here. I’m impressed by their com-

mitment in taking care of our people, to serving our Sailors, to serving our leadership and supporting each other in this, as well to all the civilians who are very involved in this as well.” Cmdr. Lynn Peterson, command chaplain of TSC, described the role of the chaplains at TSC as a support system. The chaplains are

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Married to the Military

Go Gabby! A golden example for our military children By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor

Dear teachers ... take them back! By Jacey Eckhart Military Spouse Contributor

Dear Teachers: There are always a few education radicals running around the place claiming that we do not need summer vacation anymore. They cite the fact that we are no longer an agricultural society, so we do not need summers off from school in order to provide farm workers. They claim that parents work and that air conditioning makes year-round school more logical. Stave off this craziness, please. After spending a summer with my 10-year-old in tow, I now realize what you have known all along ... the person who needs a summer vacation from school is not you and not the kids. The one who needs summer vacation is me. Because I do not appreciate you nearly enough. I admit it. During the in and out of the school year, I let myself forget what a useful, steadfast, valiant job you do. I forget that I am not, in fact, one of those marvelous people who can home school. I forget that you don’t do baby-sitting. Anyone can baby-sit. Anyone can plop the kid down in front of a video game or make them stand in line at a camp. Here are the things summer vacation teaches me about you: You tolerate the fact that they never go away. I don’t know if you noticed this, but these

kids never go away. They never stop talking. They need three meals a day, someone to play with and something to do all the time. There is not actually an on/off switch on my son’s back. I have checked. You are so organized that you have something useful for him to do that doesn’t require even a minute of Zelda, Warrior Princess. Do you have any idea what an accomplishment that is? I do now. You teach them things. Now that my son is in adult size shoes, the Sketcher’s Velcro trick of never tying a shoe is over. For the life of me, I cannot teach this kid to tie a shoe. “Don’t worry, mom. Mrs. Taylor will teach me,” my rising fifth grader said kindly ...because Mrs. Taylor has taught him everything he knows. All summer long I have fielded questions from him about whether we are driving through the Piedmont or the Coastal Plain. He knows types of rocks and trees. The things you teach him stick in his head. The things I try to teach him – like the pleasures of brushing one’s teach twice a day – are much less useful and thus forgotten instantly. You inspire them. All summer long I have been practically kneeling on my

■a letter to teachers The person who needs a summer vacation from school is not you and not the kids. The one who needs summer vacation is me. Because I do not appreciate you nearly enough. Teach and inspire them.

son’s chest to get him to read a book. I take the kid to a library or bookstore every week to try to get him to read or listen to a book on CD. This week the kid starts reading. “Mrs. Taylor says that if you don’t read all summer your brain will turn to mush,” he told me. Then he reads more in one afternoon than I have been able to get him to do all summer. So, I have learned the lesson of summer vacation, dear teachers, I need you. I can love this kid and teach him to respect adults and make him clear the table and empty the dishwasher. I can sing to him and catch fireflies and trot him to his grandparent’s house to make ice cream. And all that is fairly beautiful. But I need you. My kids learn things from you that they could never learn from me. There is a touch of the miraculous in that – which is only revealed in the long hot days of summer. Jacey Eckhart is a military life consultant in Washington, DC. She is the author of “The Homefront Club” and the voice behind the award-winning CD “These Boots.” Visit her website at

MAKING HOMECOMINGS A LITTLE LESS STRESSFUL By Tiffany Silverberg Military Spouse Contributor

Homecomings are hectic. On one hand, they are among the best days ever. I have often called them the holiday that only we get to celebrate. But to be sure, just like every holiday, they come with their own kinds of stresses. And sometimes stresses that can take all the fun out of it. I have a friend, with a two-year-old, whose husband recently came home from deployment. I was thrilled for her. Her first homecoming since the baby joined their little family. I also worried for her. Would she be able to enjoy the day to its fullest? Knowing how busy her day would be, and knowing how precious homecoming memories are for the whole family, I was determined to help her ease the chaos. As I pondered the various options, I thought back on all the homecomings I’ve experienced – as a Coastie brat and Navy wife. And the moments that mean the most. Much of the stress of homecomings stem from the anticipation. The longer the deployment, the longer you have to hope, plan and dream of that magical moment. It’s like the lead up to Christmas morning. The longer you stare at the present under the tree, the more visions of grandeur you imagine it to contain. That’s

homecoming. We are ready for our gift. We have waited long enough. And we have photographs of just how perfect that moment will be. Memories started flooding back. As an adult, looking back on the homecomings of my childhood, I remember those beautiful reunited pictures flanked with tantrums, tears and utter exhaustion. Homecomings rarely occur during the happy, energetic hours of the day, those smiley, dreamy hours when everyone is content simultaneously. They are early or late in the day, and if they are in the middle, they straddle naptimes, snack times and playtimes. They are rarely in child-safe zones – on flight lines, in hangars, at airports, on pier sides. Not generally safe places for overtired kids to loiter about. Inevitably, meltdowns happen and that magical day degenerates into a nightmare. After a few homecomings under my belt, and a whole lot more observed, here’s what I recommend to ease the insanity of the day and maintain the beauty of the day you’ve dreamed of. Bring treats. My mom was an expert at this.You don’t have to spend a lot – it’s all in the presentation. Wrap crackers or other mess-less snacks in brown paper bags and label them for the big day. You can pick up sticker books, coloring books,

small story books and little toys at the dollar store. In special patriotic wrapping, they make perfect distractions while you wait long hours for the even better gift to arrive. Hire a baby-sitter or mother’s helper that morning while you get ready. You can shower and prep in peace, while your kids can run off some extra energy. Make sure whomever you hire knows whether or not you have told your kids about the homecoming. Nothing can shatter your peace like otherwise contented kids losing their mind over the anticipated event, still hours off. While you are at it, you may want to hire your sitter to come with you to the event, if you need extra pair of hands. Bring someone to take pictures. Too often spouses feel bad dragging someone along – waiting for hours with them. But many would be honored to be asked! And photographers love those lofty pictures in their portfolio. Don’t regret not having those moments captured. Make dinner ahead of time. If your family is like mine, no one will stop talking and catching up until bedtime – and no one wants to pull away from the stories and laughter to sweat in the kitchen. And if your luck is like mine, your perfectly planned meal won’t turn out and you’ll have to resort to a frozen dinner.

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■ take a photographer Don’t forget to capture those special moments. Bring someone to take pictures, and don’t worry about dragging someone along for hours – many would feel honored to be asked.

Above all, take off all the pressure of the day. Just like your wedding day, things are bound to go awry. And unlike your wedding day, everyone is there for themselves and their memories. On your homecoming day, focus on your own family. Your needs, your kids’ needs, your spouse’s needs. And remember, at the end of the day, everyone is safe and together again – and that’s what matters in the hullabaloo of it all. Tiffany is Navy wife and foodie with an independent streak. As a freelance writer, she brings years of journalism and language experience to non-profits, businesses and families, telling their stories online and offline. You can visit her website at

Growing up, I was taught to be an athlete. It was basically a given that I was going to put my kids in athletics. I had my son in soccer (simply because I played) as soon as he turned three years old. It wasn’t because I had dreams of him becoming the superstar or getting a college scholarship. What I learned from sports was invaluable. There was one thing I was not prepared for. His emotions on game day when dad was not home. I didn’t know how to motivate him or explain to him that he can still work hard without daddy home. I do now. The golden girl of gymnastics, Gabby Douglas, is now an example of how the military child can accomplish huge things even when one of the parents is not always home. By now you know she is a Virginia Beach, hometown girl. Gabby is the daughter of a military service member and a mom who did whatever she could to give her daughter every advantage. Sound like someone you know? I bet at some point you saw the two of them and thought, “Wow, they are just like us.” To me, that was the magic of watching her win the gold in the individual all-around competition in London, England. When we go buy a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes with her picture on it, I can say to my kids, “This young lady knows what you feel like sometimes. She had to compete without her daddy there sometimes, but she knew if he could be there with her, he would be and she powered through.” From military members competing to stories like Gabby’s, there is so much motivation for us military families in the Olympics. We share the determination and the drive to accomplish the impossible, whether it is making the day go smoothly or making it through a deployment. I am simply excited that my kids have someone to look up to that knows their struggles. I hope Gabby recognizes that connection and does something more with it ... she has already done so much!

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 bianca.


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PHIBCB TWO HOLDS CHANGE OF COMMAND By MC3 (SCW/SW/AW) Jonathan Pankau Amphibious Construction Battalion Two Public Affairs


Amphibious Construction Battalion (PHIBCB) Two held a change of command ceremony onboard Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, Aug. 3. Capt. Joseph A. Campbell relieved Capt. Joseph E. Grealish as PHIBCB Two’s commanding officer on the waterfront aboard the unit’s Roll On/Roll Off Discharge Facility pontoons. Rear Adm. Ann C. Phillips, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group Two was the guest speaker and awarded Grealish the Legion of Merit. “I very humbly accept this award on behalf of those who worked so hard to earn it ... the men and women in formation in front of us,” said Grealish, “an absolutely terrific group of American patriots.” Grealish will report to Fort McNair, District of Columbia to study at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. “Capt. Grealish, you’ve turned over a fantastic battalion,” said Campbell. “I’m honored and humbled to stand before you as the commanding officer of PHIBCB Two.”

PHIBCB Two traces its roots to the pontoon operation battalions of World War II that participated in every major amphibious assault, beginning with the invasion of Sicily. By the use of pontoon causeways, barge-mounted cranes and pontoon ferries, these battalions gave the amphibious forces the ability to quickly off-load the large quantities of troops and cargo needed to assure victory. PHIBCB Two has distinguished itself in a myriad of operations since World War II, including the 1958 crisis in Lebanon, the Multinational Force (MNF) in Lebanon from August 1982 to February 1984, the October 1983 rescue of American citizens in Grenada, Operation Sharp Edge in Liberia in 1991, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1992, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti in 1994, disaster recovery efforts for TWA Flight 800 and Egypt Air Flight 990, and more recently, Hurricane Katrina, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Unified Response. With over 700 active duty and reserve men and women, PHIBCB Two provides the supported commander with the crucial ship to shore systems that are vital to the success in amphibious operations.

Above: Amphibious Construction Battalion (PHICB) Two’s main body stands at parade rest during PHIBCB Two’s change of command ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), Aug. 3. Left: Capt. Joseph Campbell receives PHIBCB Two’s command colors from Capt. Joseph Grealish, PHIBCB Two’s previous commanding officer, during PHIBCB Two’s change of command ceremony.

Photos by MC3 (SCW/SW/AW) Jonathan Pankau

USS Pittsburgh welcomes new commander By Lt. Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg Commander, Submarine Group 2 Public Affairs


Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN 720) held a change of command ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London in Groton, Aug. 3. Cmdr. Michael Ward relieved Cmdr. Michael Savageaux during the time-honored ceremony. Capt. Emil Casciano, Commanding Officer, Submarine Learning Center, spoke at the ceremony and reflected on the pivotal role commanding officers perform in our submarine force. “It’s neither accident nor coincidence that a ship’s crew reflects the passion and engagement of their captain, and USS Pittsburgh has had both in abundance under Mike Savageaux,” said Casciano. “The professional growth and development of his crew is the legacy of every skipper who would leave his ship better than when he came aboard. That, simply put, is USS Pittsburgh.” During Savageaux’s command tour, USS Pittsburgh not only completed two deployments vital to national security, but also received numerous awards. “Under your leadership, Pittsburgh received two consecutive Golden Anchor awards and the 2010 Commander, Submarine Squadron Two Battle Efficiency award. Your professionalism and com-

mitment has established esprit de corps that will resonate on Pittsburgh for years to come,” said Vice Adm. John Richardson, Commander, Submarine Forces Atlantic in a naval message praising Savageaux for his achievements. Richardson also congratulated Ward on his new assignment as commanding officer of USS Pittsburgh. “You are embarking on the most rewarding, challenging, and demanding job in the Navy: Command at Sea,” he said. Savageaux reflected on the quality of men and their leadership progression while in command of USS Pittsburgh that made his command tour successful. “I am always impressed with the growth of the men under

my command,” he said. “I have seen many of my Sailors grow from learners into leaders.” Savageaux added that he is impressed with both his junior officers and Chief’s Mess aboard Pittsburgh. He added that many of his junior officers have transformed during his time aboard by not only obtaining their submarine qualifications, but by also becoming squadron junior officers of the year. “To see my leading engineering laboratory technician go from Sailor of the Year to one of the waterfront’s top chief petty officers has been particularly rewarding,” he said. Savageaux, who has served more than three years as Pittsburgh’s commanding officer, added that in addition to his

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top-notch crew, his family-oriented command has led to the success of the submarine and her crew. “The most rewarding aspect of my command tour was that we built a tight, family-oriented command despite having a very high operational tempo,” he said. “This atmosphere was not limited to the way the crew banded together to meet every task, but also in the way the Family Readiness Group and Recreation Committee supported the crew and families while the ship was in port or deployed.” He added that their “togetherness has been critical to the success of the ship, as all ele-

ments of the command family support one another, providing the strength to meet any challenge.” The support of USS Pittsburgh extends beyond that of the crew, families and Family Readiness Group to that of their host city who has been closely involved with the ship since its commissioning 27 years ago. “The city supports the crew with scholarships and the Family Readiness Group with their programs for the children, and we have traveled to the city to celebrate the ship’s birthday, and to support various Navy-sponsored programs in the Pittsburgh area,” said Savageaux.

It’s neither accident nor coincidence that a ship’s crew reflects the passion and engagement of their captain, and USS Pittsburgh has had both in abundance under Mike Savageaux.” - Capt. Emil Casciano, Commanding Officer, Submarine Learning Center


CNIC tops Fed Feeds Families Navy goal By MCC (sel.) (SW/AW) Monique K. Hilley Commander, Navy Installations Command Public Affairs


Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) has donated 402,315 pounds as of week eight of the campaign to the 2012 Feds Feed Families drive, topping the Navy’s goal of 396,000 pounds for the entire three month campaign. Navy personnel have taken an incredible initiative thus far, ensuring collection points are well identified and accessible across bases worldwide, collecting those goods, and donating them to charities both locally and around the world. “The generosity has been overwhelming in regard to the generous spirit of our personnel, both here in our regions and installations in the United States, as well as abroad,” said Cmdr. Glenda Jennings Harrison, CNIC’s Supervisory Chaplain for Operations. “The Sailors are excited about being part of a campaign that builds community and lets the community at large know that they are caring and responsive to the struggles many are facing during these hard economic times.” Navy Chaplains emphasize that while meeting our goal is wonderful news, it is not the time to slow down donating just because our goal has been met. Boxes will be picked up again throughout all Navy regions and installations on each Friday during the month of August and donated to local food banks. The campaign will end on August 31. “Sailors at the grassroots level are doing the logistics and organizing this campaign,” said Harrison. “The success of Feds Feed Families so far is a testament to the quality and work ethic of these Sailors. They are doing a great job and it speaks volumes to who they are.” Navy Region Japan has the highest contribution total so far, donating 220,500 pounds to food banks both in their region and across the United States, including Oregon Food Bank, Second Harvest Food Banks, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Feeding South Dakota Food Bank, Food Bank for the Heartland, Food Bank of Alaska and God’s Pantry Food Bank. CNIC’s eleven regions

and 70 installations have donated to more than 150 food banks worldwide. “It has been a worthwhile cause and our folks have really come to the forefront to lead the effort, demonstrating the Navy truly is ‘A Global Force for Good,’” said Harrison. For the past four years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has held an annual Feds Feed Families campaign to provide nourishment to those in need during the summer months when a void exists due to lower donations than around the holiday months. In 2011, OPM asked the Department of Defense (DoD) to join the effort and they’ve been stepping up to the plate to shatter each goal set over the course of the last two years. In 2011, OPM set a goal of two million pounds and DoD’s goal was 733,800 pounds. Their final donation contributions totaled an astounding 5,793,446 pounds, with DoD having donated 2,004,613 pounds toward that total. That is equivalent to over 64,000 pounds per day. Due to the incredible success of last year’s campaign, OPM has set a goal of five million pounds, with DoD committing to donating 1.5 million pounds to help meet that goal. This year’s campaign motto is “Beat Our Best.” With the dedication and hard work being put forth by our service members and federal employees alike, we are on track to do just that. Food banks across the National Capital Region and around the country are facing severe shortages of non-perishable items as the summer months leave children without school nutrition programs. The 4th annual “Feds Feed Families” Food Drive 2012 encourages the Federal workforce to continue to support our neighbors, families, and communities across the nation by donating nonperishable food.

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Sailors transitioning from the Navy who would like to pursue a career in teaching may be eligible for assistance and monetary compensation from a federal program called Troops to Teachers (TTT), officials said Aug. 2. Our classrooms are looking for leadership and service members bring that to the classroom, said Cliff Yager, TTT regional director for Tennessee and Northern Alabama. Service members understand leadership, management, organizational skills and those are skills we need in the classroom today. Last year, TTT helped nearly 2,000 former service members begin new careers as teachers, but Yager admits that just like the military, teaching is not for everyone. The thing they need to ask themselves is whether they are passionate about teaching, being involved with par-

ents and making a difference in young children’s lives, Yager said. TTT provides counseling and referral services to eligible service members and veterans interested in beginning a second career in public education as a teacher. State TTT will help applicants identify teacher certification requirements, programs leading to certification and employment opportunities in their state. According to Yager, TTT offers funded and unfunded assistance based on an individual’s military service. Funded assistance provides financial support for both the certification process and for employment in a high need school. Unfunded assistance offers counseling and assistance regarding certification. Math, chemistry, physics, special education and foreign languages have the greatest

demand for teachers according to Yager. There is a tremendous amount of opportunity available in those areas, especially for male teachers in elementary and middle school arenas. Yager suggests Sailors try volunteering with a local school, or even work as a substitute teacher if their schedule permits, in order to determine is teaching for them. Sailors may get more information and guidance by speaking with the TTT representative in the state where they would like to teach. TTT is managed by the Defense Activity for NonTraditional Education Support (DANTES) and was established in 1994 with the primary objective of helping qualified service members successfully transition into careers in teaching.



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Gray earns Olympic gold in 3-positions rifle

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Japan’s Minister of Defense Satoshi Morimoto walk up the stairs near the River Entrance of the Pentagon as they prepare to meet, Aug. 3.

By Tim Hipps Army News Service


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■ defense leaders meet Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and Japan’s Minister of Defense Satoshi Morimoto conducted a joint press conference at the Pentagon, Aug. 3

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta in a joint news briefing with his Japanese counterpart said the military has complete confidence in the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft it recently delivered to Marines in Japan, Aug. 3, The Osprey is key to the department’s plans for the Asia-Pacific region, Panetta said during his Pentagon briefing with Japanese Defense Minister Satoshi Morimoto. “It will enable Marines to fly faster and farther from Okinawa to remote islands in Japan,” said Panetta. “This is a one-of-a-kind platform.” “We have tremendous confidence in this plane,” Panetta added. “We fly it in combat operations, we fly it around the world [and] we fly it here in this country ... this plane can safely implement its operational mission.” Panetta also praised the defense partnership between the United States and Japan. “This alliance has been the bedrock to peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 50 years,” he said.

Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit shooter Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women’s 50-meter rifle 3-positions event, Aug. 4, at the Royal Artillery Barracks. U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program rifle coach Maj. Dave Johnson, who leads Team USA’s rifle shooters in London, coached Gray to the victory. Gray established Olympic records in the qualification (592) and final (691.9) portions of the event, which includes shooting from prone, standing and kneeling positions. On the next-to-last shot of the final round, Gray recorded her worst score (8.9) of the day, but she closed with her best shot (10.8) of the finale to seal the victory with a flourish. “It was almost a little bit of relief, honestly,” said Gray, 28, of Phenix City, Ala. “I’ve dreaded that last shot for four years, and it’s amazing to have it come through and be a

good shot.” “It looked good and it felt good, so it was awesome,” she added. “After shooting an 8.9 on the next-to-last shot, you want to come back from that one, and that’s what I did.” Serbia’s Ivana Maksimovic (687.5) claimed the silver medal and Czech Republic’s Adela Sykorova (683) took the bronze. Gray said she realized she could secure the gold after shooting 198 in standing. She opened with a 198 in prone and finished with a 196 kneeling. “After I shot a 198 standing, I was like, ‘OK, here we go. This is a good one,’” she said. “The kneeling was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever shot -- 20 shots kneeling – and I got through it great. I can’t ask for a better kneeling today. It was windy and I had one bad shot that just got away from me in the wind.” “Other than that,” Gray continued, “I took just great shots. Every shot was a good shot. After that, I knew that’s a big one and I have a chance at this.”

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The MV-22 Osprey will not become operational in Japan until a full report into two recent incidents involving the aircraft is presented to the Japanese government and the safety of flight operations is reconfirmed, Panetta said. “The Defense Department anticipates presenting this information to the Japanese government sometime this month,” he said. An Osprey crash in Morocco in April killed two people, another in Florida in June injured five. The defense leaders also discussed plans to realign the U.S. force structure and ways to modernize and advance

the U.S.-Japan alliance, including joint operations, training and shared use of training ranges. “Japan’s decision to purchase the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is an important move that will help expand our bilateral cooperation,” said Panetta. “It will enhance the ability of our forces to operate together and it will ensure our dominance of the skies for decades to come.” After the press conference, Morimoto took part in a familiarization flight aboard an Osprey, flying from the Pentagon to Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.

U.S. Army photo by Michael Molinaro Jamie Gray, wife of U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Soldier Staff Sgt. Hank Gray, won an Olympic gold medal in the women’s 50-meter rifle 3-positions event, Aug. 4, at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

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RIMPAC 2012 CONCLUDES By MC1 Ernesto Bonilla RIMPAC Public Affairs


The world’s largest international maritime exercise, Rim of the Pacific Exercise (RIMPAC), officially concluded on Aug. 3. The 23rd exercise in the biennial RIMPAC series, this year’s version involved 22 nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, and more than 200 aircraft that operated in and around the Hawaiian Islands. The exercise is designed to foster and sustain the cooperative relationships that are critical to ensuring the safety of sea lanes and security on the world’s oceans. Part of that cooperation involved more than 25,000 personnel working together from Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Tonga, the United Kingdom and the United States.

“It is a testament to the power of RIMPAC that we can bring a record number of nations together, and then conduct complex and purposeful training in challenging scenarios like humanitarian assistance operations,” said Adm. Cecil Haney, Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet. “The partnerships, cooperation and camaraderie forged during this exercise are essential to the promotion of peace in the Pacific region and will be invaluable during future contingencies, wherever and whenever they might be.” RIMPAC 2012 demonstrated a variety of exercise firsts, including the first time nonU.S. officer’s commanded components of the combined task force during the exercise. Cdre. Stuart Mayer of the Royal Australian Navy commanded the maritime component and Brig. Gen. Michael Hood of the Royal Canadian Air Force commanded the air component. Other key leaders of the multinational force included Royal Canadian Navy Rear Adm. Ron Lloyd, deputy commander of the Combined

Marines assigned to Amphibious Assault Vehicle platoon, Combat Assault Company, 3rd Marine Regiment, storm the beach in their amphibious assault vehicles during Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2012. Twenty-two nations, more than 40 ships and submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel are participating in the biennial RIMPAC exercise.

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Task Force (CTF), and Japan Maritime Self Defense Force Rear Adm. Fumiyuki Kitagawa, vice commander of the CTF. “I am truly pleased with what we have achieved as part of this exercise,” said Lloyd. “The challenging scenarios allowed Canadians and our Pacific Rim partners to develop the skills we will need to work successfully with each other, wherever we may be called upon to deploy,” said Lloyd.

The U.S. Navy also demonstrated its “Great Green Fleet” with surface combatants and aircraft, functioning on biofuel blends for the first time in an operation. The demonstration highlighted the Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus’ energy goals to reduce the Department of Navy’s (DoN’s) consumption of energy, decrease its reliance on foreign sources of oil and significantly increase its use of alternative energy. “If you talk to anyone who


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lives within the rim of the Pacific they will tell you, it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when the next natural disaster, or crisis, may affect one of the countries,” said Vice Adm. Gerald R. Beaman, Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. “We (RIMPAC participants) are forming a team. In the event of the next crisis or disaster, this team will have worked with each other and understand the processes that a coalition will have to go through in order to form and be able to accomplish whatever mission we may be asked to do.” For the first time during RIMPAC, the exercise featured a humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) event that facilitated training and certification for expeditionary forces to respond to foreign disasters as a Crisis

Response Adaptive Force Package. Also conducted were three SINKEX’s, multi-force Military Operations on Urban Terrain (MOUT) training, livefire exercises, surface-to-air engagements, air-to-air missile engagements, surface-to-surface engagements, amphibious assaults, vessel boardings, explosive ordnance disposal, diving, salvage operations, conducted air-to-air refuelings and mine clearance operations. “Watching this 22-nation coalition come together, each with their own individual training goals and objectives – watching the team put a plan together that accounted for each one of those training goals and objectives, and then for the last three weeks watching it all unfold, for me, that will be a lasting memory,” said Beaman.

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Continued from B1 niques on each other while PP12 doctors and hospital corpsman watched and helped. Capt. David Tanen said the goal with working with the students was more than just teaching them new techniques. “It wasn’t so much about what we were teaching today, but the fact that we were working with them and sharing experiences,” he said. “The biggest thing is long-term relationships. These


are people we are able to work with in the case of future disasters and interactions.” The students are working with PP12 over the duration of two weeks where they learn various medical skill sets as well as gain experience from doctors from around the world. “The skills they have learned, whether it be ultrasound, IV, casting or some of the various other skills, they will be able to apply them in every day practice,” said Tanen.

Indravina said the experience has been very important and informative for her and the other students that participated. “I think that exchanges like this are important because every country has a different style of teaching and doing things,” she said. “We went to a lot of places on the ship and got a chance to see a lot. I am really glad that I could be a part of this training, a part of the ship’s crew and a part of the whole mission. I learned a lot and I actually got to participate and have a really good time.”

■ about TSC TSC Great Lakes is the only training command located within the same vicinity as boot camp and is the RTC graduation,” said Tidd. home of five learning sites “Today’s Sailors are the most operated independently. technologically savvy and The command supports employ a high level of insight and awareness. We are a high- 85 percent of the Surface Navy School and averages IQ Navy.” Before graduation, Tidd 13,500 student throughputs visited some of RTC’s most per year. distinctive structures, including the 173,000 square-foot, three-story physical fitness than 140 characters to develop training facility, Freedom and grow,” said Tidd. “Today’s Hall, as well as the Navy’s technological priorities impact largest training simulator, other equally important areas, USS Trayer (BST-21). such as personal and work Trayer, a 210-foot-long relationships, spirituality and replica of an Arleigh Burke- emotional well-being.” class destroyer, is a state-ofTidd also toured other RTC the-art training facility using facilities, including the Small theme park special effects Arms Marksmanship Trainer technology to simulate a va- and the command’s in-processriety of shipboard emergen- ing facility, the Golden Thircies including shipboard fires teen. This facility, named for and compartment flooding. the U.S. Navy’s first 13 African Aboard Trayer, recruits must American officers, is where all successfully complete the recruits are sent to in-process Battle Stations, a grueling into the Navy upon arrival at 12-hour event during which RTC. He also visited a recruit recruits complete 17 different barracks, or ship, to see where shipboard scenarios, before recruits live, study and eat. finishing recruit training. At the PIR, the Chief of “It is likely that our latest Chaplains welcomed the graduates are willing to trust graduating recruits and their their twitting and tweeting family members to the Navy. over other, more established “Get ready for one of the influences. Just as the human greatest adventures of your body needs time to recover life!” said Tidd. “Take advanfrom injury or illness, our tage of what the Navy has to youngest shipmates need to offer you and strive for excelremember that life takes time, lence in your service in the and relationships take more Navy.”

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Kristopher Radder Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Smith shows a group of Cambodian medical students how to make a temporary splint aboard Mercy.

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those with whom a victim can sit down with to discuss their issues and feel safe, she explained. “We’re sometimes the only people who will take that time and say, ‘Let’s just talk about it,’” said Peterson. “Whether it’s an actual victim, a family member of a victim, or a friend of victim, we’re involved in all those kinds of things. We are the counselors.” According to Peterson, the frequency of higher level of sexual assaults among the students is down, however, the lower level of assaults – such as inappropriate groping – are still occurring. “We are getting that word out. People are watching out for each other,” said Peterson. She believes Tidd understands her plea to provide TSC’s chaplains with additional training. “He is appreciative of what we are doing here because we are the pilot people in a lot of ways, the test programs,” she explained. “Our chaplains are trusted here and we’re engaged in the process.” Tidd wrapped up his visit with the chaplains by expressing his assurance in providing what is needed for a successful SAPR program. “As Chief of Chaplains, I am committed to leading every chaplain and RP toward active engagement in Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and equipping them to provide the highest quality pastoral care to all Sailors and family members affected by sexual assault incidences,” said Tidd. While on Naval Station Great Lakes, Tidd also served as the reviewing officer for the Pass-In-Review (PIR) graduation ceremony in the Recruit Training Command’s (RTC) USS Midway Ceremonial Drill Hall, during which 841 recruits, after completing recruit training requirements, became Sailors. “I consider it a true honor to be the reviewing officer at the


deployments along with the effect it will have on other ships around the fleet. “(Stennis’) early deployment will cause an increase in our average carrier deployments length,” said Greenert. “We had expected, on the average, carrier deployments would be about seven months for this year. And because of the demand in the Arabian Gulf, the average deployment for carriers will be about eight months and a week for the rest of this year and early into [2013].” Greenert also said Stennis’ deployment will have minimal to no impact on the schedules of the other surface ships and submarines around the globe. “Submarines operate on their own schedule and the carrier schedules do not really affect them,” said Greenert. “Now, the surface ships rotate in and out of strike groups, so those that will go into the Stennis and those that go into some of the others may go up a small amount, but generally speaking, it will not affect destroyer deployments, on average, for this year and the rest of next year.” Other issues addressed by the CNO and MCPON ranged from budgetary concerns, global issues, spice, and sexual assault awareness and prevention. “As we look forward into the future, we expect about seven and a half, maybe eight months for some carriers in the future, but eight or nine-month deployments should not be the norm,” Greenert explained. He went on to say if we continue the two carrier requirement in the Gulf, we’ll need to take a close look at maintenance schedules,

training schedules and the impact on our people. Following the all hands call, Greenert and West answered questions directly from the Sailors in attendance, both during and immediately after the all-hands call concluded. Chief Hospital Corpsman (FMF) Noel Gravina, assigned to Naval Hospital Bremerton, said this opportunity was good for Sailor morale, because it allowed junior Sailors the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers directly from the CNO himself. “It’s always good to have the top-ranked Sailor visit us because it makes us feel good and validates that what we’re doing is important to the Navy,” said Gravina. Greenert also reenlisted 15 Sailors and pinned four other Sailors with their respective warfare specialist pins. Yeoman 2nd Class (SS) Thayne Stahlecker, assigned to the Ohio-class Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine USS Kentucky (SSBN 737), said this was the second time he has been reenlisted by the CNO. “It was amazing,” he said. “It’s really great to be reenlisted by the most senior officer in the Navy.” Greenert is scheduled to continue his visit in the Pacific Northwest with visits to other bases in the region and an all hands call for Sailors stationed on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Aug. 7. “I want to say thank you for what you’re doing. You guys do an amazing job here,” said Greenert. “I want to thank the community of Bremerton for being a Navy town for so many years and taking care of our Sailors and our families; thank you very much for that.”

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Courtesy photo At 19 feet long, hydroplane boats like this will be racing in the annual Hampton Cup Regatta, often reaching speeds of 150 miles per hour.

RETURN OF THE REGATTA Nation’s oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race celebrates 87th Anniversary HAMPTON

This Aug. 10 - 12, speed into aquatic action as the 87th annual Hampton Cup Regatta, the oldest continuously running hydroplane boat race in the country, returns to Mill Creek in Hampton. Join over 30,000 spectators for a weekend of onthe-water thrills, chills and racing excitement. Over 75 hydroplane boats and Jersey Speed Skiffs from the United States and Canada are expected to compete as Hampton hosts Summer Nationals, the American Powerboat Association’s national championships. This year, the Hampton Cup Regatta welcomes some of the fastest watercraft in the world. At 19 feet long, these nautical rockets often reach speeds of 150 miles per hour, setting both national and world records. Best of all, the Hampton Cup Regatta is one of the last remaining boat races in the country free of charge. In 2012, Hampton hosts 10 classes of the fastest hydroplanes in North America. Considered the loudest piston-powered racing boats in the world, these hydroplanes are sure to have onlookers marveling at their warp-like speed. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. on Friday night with the Bash at the Bridge. The event, free and open to the public, will feature live musical entertainment as well as food and beverages for purchase. On Saturday and Sunday, racing starts at Noon and ends 5 p.m. in Mill Creek, located at the entrance of Fort Monroe from the East Mercury Blvd. bridge in Hampton. Other weekend festivities include: food and beverage vendors, souvenir programs, children’s area, and racing-enthusiast clothing and collectibles. Lawn chairs are highly encouraged as bleacher seating is extremely limited. Attendees are also encouraged to bring pop-up tents, or umbrellas for shade, however coolers, pets, bikes and skateboards are not permitted. For more information on the Hampton Cup Regatta, visit, or call at 727-8311.

Events Management Group (EMG) will hold the 45th Virginia Beach Antiques Show at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, Aug. 10 - 12. One of the oldest and most prestigious antique shows in the country, this popular summer event draws thousands of serious antique collectors, interior designers and home decorators looking for a comprehensive selection of genuine, high-quality antiques. Established in 1967 as the Munderly Antiques Show, EMG’s Founder, Linda Shell, acquired this reputable event 17 years ago and changed the name to the Virginia Beach Antiques Show. This show will feature 120 upscale dealers from across the United States and abroad. Experienced and knowledgeable dealers will offer a diverse range of 18th through 20th century American, European and Asian furniture, as well as finely-appointed decorative accessories in virtually every category. Specific categories include: extensive collections of period furniture, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, silver, jewelry, porcelains, rugs, art glass, vintage textiles, original fine art and ceramics. An excellent mix of nautical artifacts, historical prints, antique maps, lighting, bronze sculptures, majolica, primitives, Americana, and more will also be featured. Show organizers command strict standards from jury-selected dealers by prohibiting the sale of reproductions, new collectibles and flea market items. “Our strict selection process makes it possible for us to deliver the best antiques experience for both the novice buyer and the advanced collector,” said Shell. “Our attendees always expect true, authentic antiques when they visit the show, and we’re determined not to disappoint them.” Due to its far-reaching reputation as a first-class, profitable show within the antiques show industry, the show continues to attract prominent, higher-quality dealers from across the country. For those antique heirlooms or other treasured items needing some serious TLC, the Virginia Beach Antiques Show will also feature restoration specialists Art Glass of Tidewater offering crystal and glass repair services, and Italian artistic restorer Alessandro Emanuel of Hampton Restorations will offer furniture restoration services, as well as demonstrating old world french polishing technique. Whimsical Visions of Virginia Beach will offer antique frame restoration and repair services including new casting, scallop replacement and regilding. They also offer expert photograph, watercolor and pastel repair services. Show attendees may bring their individual pieces for evaluation and/or restoration. Show hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and children 12 and under are free. Admission discounts are available through EMG’s website, Parking and second day return are free. For more information call 417-7771, or visit

■ who will be there Notable Collections: • Elsewhen Antiques of Murrysville, Penn. – Antique sterling tea ball with stand, two Johann Maresch tobacco jars-Melon Head and Melon Man, an antique carved ivory three gourd snuff bottle, a marvelous large sterling Victorian chatelaine. Also, exquisite gold, Persian turquoise, ename and diamond art nouveau/deco brooch from the estate of Tamara Toumanova, a famous ballerina of the 30s. • MarsMost Antiques of Netcong, N.J. – Will bring an extensive collection of Lalique, Steuben and Tiffany glass as well as Majolica and Chintz pottery. They also sell beautiful figurines by Royal Copenhagen, Doulton and Rosenthal.

First Time and Other Notable Dealers: • Antiques to Mid-Century,Vintage Vibe, Sandy’s New York and Griffin Antiques will be offering Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco furniture and decorative accessories. • Len and Jan Spencer of Jewel Antique Mall have just acquired a very large unique collection of exquisite Lalique Glass. • Charles Roth of Past Treasures specializes in religious art and antique maps. • Luke and Sue Peace from Rebecca’s Secret Garden who will bring a large assortment of carnival glass and civil war memorabilia. • Antiques to Mid-Century, Vintage Vibe, Sandy’s New York and Griffin Antiques will be offering Mid-Century Modern and Art Deco furniture and decorative accessories.

• Barometer Fair Brings a fabulous selection of antique barometers, medical and scientific instruments. • Craig Ringstad’s Antiques specializes in French and English decorative items and has the country’s largest Tartanware collection. • Laurie Goldberg is returning with her exquisite estate jewelry. • Lesley Novack Antiques will offer needlework and silk paintings, as well as brass and copper tools and instruments. • Pandora De Balthazar specializes in beautiful antique European bedding and linens. She will have a very extensive and exquisite selection as always. • Our dealers are well aware of this area’s rich nautical and military history and always try to bring their best pieces to this show.

‘CaribFest’ brings Caribbean to Norfolk NORFOLK

Norfolk comes alive with the only Caribbean Summer Festival in Hampton Roads, “CaribFest,” at Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk on Aug. 11. This year’s theme is “Uniting and Educating People Together in Culture.” Come celebrate and experience a dazzling fusion of colors, creativity, music, masquerades and incredible art that resonates with the infectious tropical rhythmic sounds of reggae, the exciting beat of calypso, salsa, soca, zouk and other Caribbean music. This is a day of tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer. CaribFest is no ordinary festival. It is a vibrant celebration of Caribbean culture. One of its main highlights is the steelpan music and the many practitioners of this remarkable art form. Enjoy the colorful parade por-

■ what to expect “CaribFest” entertainment will include a Steel Pan Jamboree, a masquerade/ costume parade, and live musical performances, among others.

tion of the festival, including stilt dancers, elaborate costumes and folklore characters. Live authentic Caribbean performances will take place on stage throughout the festival. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn and savor Caribbean hospitality, culture, heritage and mouth-watering Caribbean food, and much more. To kickoff CaribFest, come aboard the Spirit of Norfolk on Aug. 10 for a “J’Ouvert Cruise” Caribbean-style from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.

On Saturday, the fun starts at 11 a.m. at Town Point Park, where there will be a Steel Pan Jamboree and live bands. The fun continues with a masquerade/costume parade similar to Mardi Gras, featuring fabulous costumes with influences from the Caribbean and Rio de Janeiro. The parade starts at Harbor Park at Noon and terminates at Town Point Park. Then enjoy authentic Caribbean music at its finest. Live performances by internationally known and local artists will go until 10 p.m. There will also be a kids corner to entertain the children. No coolers will be allowed into the park. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 6 to 12, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased online at, or at the gate on the day of the event.

Courtesy photo This year marks the seventh consecutive year that the “CaribFest” has brought the sights and sounds of the Caribbean to Hampton Roads.

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Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys to perform ■ When: Aug. 11, 8 p.m. ■ Where: American Theatre,

Hampton more information, call: 722-2787, or visit www. ■ For

Hampton to host annual Virginia State Firefighters Conference and Expo HAMPTON

Now widely regarded as one of the legends of bluegrass and Appalachian-style country music, Bill Jenkins was born in Newport News and he grew up just up the road in Hayes, Va. The band is composed of some of the finest and most talented string-playin’ finger-pickers this side of the Shenandoah’s. Jenkins and the Mountain Boys perform music inspired by ancient and Southern folk tunes, and legendary performers, such as The Stanley Brothers, Johnnie and Jack and the Louvin Brothers. The group’s arrangements are truly unique harmonies and they have been playing together in various capacities for more than 40 years. Visit for specific ticket pricing. Military, senior and student discounts are available.

The Virginia State Firefighters Association and Auxiliary, founded in 1886, will hold its 126th annual Conference & Expo, Aug. 15 - 18, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center (HRCC). This will mark the eighth year the event has been held there. Approximately 1,000 attendees are expected to attend the event. “Hampton has always been a favorite place for VSFA members to hold their annual conference and expo,” said Larry Gwaltney, Conference Chair. “We are happy to have many activities for the families and attendees while

they are here in Hampton.” Notable activities include: association business meetings, memorial services for firefighters who have passed away over the last year, and a variety of training classes and seminars. In addition, the program includes: meetings of the Virginia Fire Services Board, Virginia Fire Service Council, and the Virginia Recruitment and Retention Network. A variety of exhibitors will have their wares on display on Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. On Friday, an EMS contest (located

in Exhibit Hall B) pits teams throughout Virginia against one another utilizing and testing skills and training in emergency medical scenarios. On Saturday, the firefighters get to showcase their skills in competition that includes: water and hose events, dressing in fire gear, and a ladder raising event, all scheduled to take place in the HRCC parking lot. Driving skills will be put to the test during the Fire Truck Rodeo. For more information about the Virginia State Firefighters Association Conference & Expo, dial 810-8335.

YouthBands military appreciation concert ■ When:

Aug. 11, 6 to 8 p.m. Bethel Recreation Area, Big Bethel Rd.,

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YouthBands, a non-profit organization in Hampton, is sponsoring a free military appreciation concert. YouthBands was formed in April 2011 by Manny Manuel (retired major, USAF), Doug Hall (civil service L/E at NSN) and B. Hem (Nuclear Engineer, shipyard). To date, they have approximately 20 talented local bands within the 9 to 19 age group.

The BoDeans at Summer Street Fest ■ When: Aug. 11, 6 to 11 p.m. ■ Where: Queensway in Downtown

Hampton more information, call: 727-0900, or visit ■ For

Saturday Summer Street Fest brings family fun to the streets of Downtown Hampton with musical entertainment provided by National Recording Artist The BoDeans. The BoDeans are an All-American band playing roots rock that combines blues, rock, country and soul all slammed together into one sound. A giant inflatable, face painting and activities are provided from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free. Children can enjoy the inflatable ride, face painting and other special activities for $4 a ticket.

History Museum Lunch in Time series ■ When: Aug. 15, Noon ■ Where: Hampton History

The Hampton History Museum is happy to announce “Opening Hampton’s Vaults: Newly Revealed Artifacts,” a new exhibition taking place Aug. 11 through Nov. 16 on the second floor of the museum. The new exhibition will showcase artifacts that illustrate the town’s cultural, political and military history. Many of the items, donated by local citizens, have never been on previous display. Ordinary in nature, the often-overlooked (but useful) objects of everyday experience highlight the unheralded routine of Hampton citizens through the decades. Featured items on display include: a horse-drawn plough, a sign and menu from Bill’s Barbecue, a cash register from Goldstein’s furniture store, a shovel used in the W.P.A. projects during the Great Depression, and a compass from a waterman’s fishing vessel. Other items include women’s clothing and city maps from the collection of Girard Chambers, Sr. and Jr. Admission to the Hampton History Museum is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors, active military, active NASA, AAA members and children 4 - 12. For further information on “Opening Hampton’s Vaults: Newly Revealed Artifacts,” and other Hampton History Museum events and exhibits, dial 727-1610.

Courtesy photo The Hampton History Museum is located at 120 Old Hampton Ln. in Downtown Hampton.


NMCRS distributes diapers to Sailors, Marines

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Hampton Ln., Hampton For more information, call: 727-1610

Hampton History Museum Curator Michael Cobb presents the documentary film “My Wife Just Blew Away, She Just Blew Away: The Great Dust Bowl.” The film features personal stories of the natural disaster that occurred during the Great Depression. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sack lunch. A complimentary soft drink and dessert will be provided by the museum.

Nearly 800 boxes of “Camo” Huggies were distributed by the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS) to military families at the Norfolk Commissary, Aug. 3. Donated by Kimberly Clark as a part of their “Camo for a Cause” promotion, the diapers were offered to all military ID card holders.

Richmond Opportunity Expos ■ When:

Aug. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Richmond International Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave., Richmond ■ For more information, contact: Chris Adams at (513) 677-7055 ■ Where:

Nearly 1,000 people turned out early in the morning for the diaper give-away, and NMCRS volunteers and staff handed out all of the diapers in under an hour. Diapers were limited to one box per family.

Special hiring event for veterans and military spouses. This is a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly employers including: Cellular Sales of Virginia, U.S. Department of State – Facility Manager Program, Amazon, Hospital Corporation of America, and many more. There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings. General Electric (U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsor) will be offering one-on-one coaching sessions during the event. Coaching sessions will focus on resume building, resume writing and interview techniques.

Additional diapers will be distributed by local NMCRS offices at Budget for Baby classes and during home visits by NMCRS visiting nurses.

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Wrangler offers functionality times four By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation

Originally introduced back in 2007 featuring a one-of-a-kind four-door open-air design, the Wrangler Unlimited SUV expanded the Jeep experience to new dimensions. With room for five adult passengers – another Wrangler first – and the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler, the Unlimited combines class-leading off-road capability with everyday practicality. External styling cues sport a precise appearance with clean, crisp lines and top notch fit and finish. Jeep purists will still find the classic round headlamps, signature sevenslot grille, wide wheel flares, washable interior, solid axles, removable doors, exposed hinges and a fold-down windshield that have always defined the Wrangler. Innovative features like removable and convertible tops add to the Jeep experience.

■ performance boost For 2012, an all-new 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and WA580 five-speed automatic transmission dramatically enhance Wrangler’s on-road driving performance, delivering better fuel economy, more horsepower and more torque, while also taking the vehicle’s legendary off-road capability to a new level

For 2012, an all-new 3.6L Pentastar V-6 and WA580 five-speed automatic transmission dramatically enhance Wrangler’s onroad driving performance, delivering better fuel economy, more horsepower and more torque, while also taking the vehicle’s legendary off-road capability to a new level. The tried-and true NSG 370 six-speed manual gearbox is standard for all models. Motorists also have a choice between two

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available part-time four-wheel drive systems: NV241 Command-Trac, or the heavy-duty NV241OR Rock Trac. The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited rides on a robust frame includes: a twenty-inch longer wheelbase, five-inch longer width and a 3.5inch wider track. The control hardware for both axles consists of a live axle, leading/ trailing arms, track bar, coil springs, stabilizer bar, low-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers (16-inch wheels), monotube high-pressure gas-charged shock absorbers (17- and 18-inch wheel packages). An Electronic Sway Bar Disconnect System is an available option. Last year, Jeep introduced an all-new interior to the Wrangler Unlimited that combines rich styling, versatility, comfort and improved feature use. Highlights include upgraded materials, automatic temperature controls, heated seats, power mirrors and steering wheel controls for vehicle systems. Larger rear windows are engineered for greater visibility. A USB port connects to the media center, 12volt accessory outlets are located throughout the Wrangler and a 115-volt AC outlet is available to power select two-pronged home electronics.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV ■ Wheelbase: 116.0; overall

length: 173.4; width: 73.9; height: 70.8 (all vehicle measurements are in inches). ■ Engine: 3.6L V6 – 285 hp at 6,400 rpm and 260 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm. ■ Transmission: six-speed manual, five-speed automatic. ■ EPA Fuel Economy: 16 city/20 hwy (automatic); 16 city/21 hwy. (manual/4x4). ■ Cargo capacity: 86.8 cubic feet. ■ Payload capacity: 1,000 lbs. ■ Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs. ■ Safety features: Dual front airbags, front seat mounted sideimpact airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, brake assist, brake lock differentials, electronic roll mitigation, mitigation electronic stability control, all-speed traction control, all-sp hill-start assist, assis tire pressure monitoring system, system fog lamps and tow hooks. Sahara adds remote keyless entry. Rubicon adds Tru-Lok Ru front and rear electronic remote locking and electronic sway bar e disconnect system. Optional safesy ty features include: navigation sysin tem, Trac-Lok rear limited slip and engine start. remote en Basic – ■ Warranty: Wa 3-year/36,000 mile; Pow3-y ertrain – 5-year/100,000 er mile; Corrosion – m 5-year/100,000 mile. 5 ■ Pricing: The base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited SUV starts from lim $25,545 for the Sport $2 up to $33,770 for the Rubicon. Destination Rub charges add $925. char

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Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hangups and try to reignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the ďŹ rst place.

The Bourne Legacy The fourth installment of the highly successful Bourne series sidelines main character Jason Bourne in order to focus on a fellow estranged assassin. When a plan is put into motion by a top-secret government program to wipe out all the genetically modiďŹ ed killers it created, one such operative (Jeremy Renner) must ďŹ&#x201A;ee in order to save his life. Edward Norton and Rachel Weisz co-star, with Joan Allen and Albert Finney reprising roles from the previous ďŹ lms.

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Gordon’s overdue win breaks records By Rick Minter Universal Uclick

Jeff Gordon’s drought-breaking 86th career Sprint Cup victory likely will be remembered as a bittersweet one for the veteran driver. The same rainstorms that played into Gordon’s victory at Pocono Raceway also brought lightning that killed one fan and injured nine more, one of whom was in critical condition on Monday. Gordon lined up sixth for what turned out to be the race’s final restart, but surged into the lead when the front two cars of Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth collided on the start. Before racing could resume, storms hit the track, and the race was called after 98 of 160 laps. “It’s nice to know that things can still go our way,” said Gordon. “The way our year has gone, we’ll definitely take it like this. With all the things that have gone wrong for us this year, I’m hoping that this is the one that makes up for it all.” When he was told of the situation with the fans, Gordon acknowledged the impact on his victory, one that put him in great position to claim one of the two wild card slots for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “That’s the thing that’s going to take away from the victory, is the fact that somebody was affected by that,” he said. “I mean, the fans here are so loyal and avid ... so you hate to hear something like that.” Gordon’s victory was record-setting on two fronts. He now has six at Pocono, the most

Courtesy of UFC UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (right) and former champion Frankie Edgar are scheduled to rematch at UFC 150 on Aug. 11. Henderson won the title with a unanimous decision victory over Edgar at UFC 144 last February. Courtesy of NASCAR Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway, Aug. 5.

of any driver, and his 86 Cup wins give him undisputed possession of third place on the all-time list. Although NASCAR’s official records say otherwise, Bobby Allison and most of the sport’s historians say he has 85. And this win didn’t come out of the blue. Gordon had a strong enough car at Pocono to drive to the front from his 27th starting position and he’s been competitive in recent weeks. “All I will say is we’ve been on a nice streak of finishes,” he said. “Even though they haven’t been wins, they’ve been really solid finishes, Top-5’s, Top-10’s, that have gotten us

further up in the points. That is something to build on, [because] this year, the way things have gone, we haven’t had a lot to build on. The last several weeks, we’ve had something to build on.” Two of Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates escaped Pocono in better points positions than they might have had. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 32nd after breaking a transmission, but retained the series points lead. And Kasey Kahne finished second on a flat tire to maintain his position as the topseeded wild card contender.

■ sprint cup standings 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 744; 2. Matt Kenseth 739; 3. Greg Biffle 738; 4. Jimmie Johnson 736; 5. Martin Truex Jr. 694; 6. Tony Stewart 691; 7. Brad Keselowski 690; 8. Denny Hamlin 683; 9. Kevin Harvick 681; 10. Clint Bowyer 679.


Sailor’s daughter competes in Olympics By MCSN Taylor DiMartino USS Harry S. Truman Public Affairs


With this year’s Olympics in full swing, Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) are rooting for Team USA, but one is cheering for Turkey as well. A Truman family member is competing in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London through Aug. 12. Twenty-two-year-old Quanitra Hollingworth, a former Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) basketball star and daughter of Chief Aviation Support Equipment Technician (AW/SW) Marvin J. Pelzer, leading chief petty officer for Truman’s safety department, is currently in London playing for Turkey’s Olympic basketball team. “I really don’t have the words for it,” said Pelzer. “It’s even more than pride. When your child has surpassed every one of your expectations, the feeling is much bigger.” The oldest of three siblings, Hollingworth aspired to play basketball after watching Pelzer and her mother play. She joined a recreational league in Chesapeake at the age of nine. Through years of practice, Hollingworth’s skills continued to improve. Pelzer recalled his daughter’s initial venture into the game as a humbling experience for her. “She was horrible her first year,” said Pelzer. “She didn’t have a clue how to play, but she had the advantage of being taller than the average nine or 10-year-old, and through her pas-

Courtesy photo Former VCU star Quanitra Hollingsworth.

sion for the sport, she strived to be better.” Honing her skills on the court, Hollingworth eventually played for VCU in Richmond, where she chose a full academic scholarship over the athletic scholarship she was also granted. Hollingworth was 19 years old when she was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx into the WNBA. More recently, Hollingworth played in the European Basketball League. During her time overseas, Turkey recognized her talent

and offered her citizenship and a spot on the Olympic team. “Being in the Olympics is just another chapter in her life,” said Pelzer. “She is still challenging herself to be a better teammate, even as she strives to bring home the gold medal. She is a very humble person – she doesn’t overreact and takes everything in stride. Sometimes it’s like she needs to be reminded that she’s in the Olympics, especially when she is focused on the game itself.” Pelzer believes if his daughter’s team wins gold, her first priority will be to give back to the community by providing guidance to young men and women. “She has accomplished so much at such a young age,” said Pelzer. “She is the type of person who would use her unique experience and recognition to help others. She’d educate and motivate them to be successful. She already acts as a role model through her non-profit organization, ‘At Your Best,’ which is designed to inspire children to achieve their goals.” Pelzer said his admiration of his daughter has taught him much about being a parent. “There are a lot of challenges to being a Sailor, but you must devote time to your family,” said Pelzer. “Support your children in their endeavors and always be their advocate. Give them the opportunity to be who they want to be while still being their positive guidance. It’s a beautiful thing to see one of your children become successful, however, success shouldn’t be measured on how many people know their name, but rather on what they do and how well they do it.”

mmaschedule UFC 150 Aug. 11, 8 p.m., FX; 10 p.m., PPV Featured bouts: Benson Henderson vs. Frankie Edgar Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard Jake Shields vs. Ed Herman Yushin Okami vs. Buddy Roberts Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway STRIKEFORCE Aug. 18, 10 p.m., Showtime Featured bouts: Ronda Rousey vs. Sarah Kaufman Ronaldo Souza vs. Derek Brunson Roger Bowling vs. Tarec Saffiedine T.J. Cook vs. Ovince St. Preux Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie BELLATOR 73 Aug. 24, 8 p.m., MTV2 Featured bouts: Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire Marcos Galvao vs. Luis Nogueira Attila Vegh vs. Travis Wiuff Ryan Martinez vs. Mike Wessel UFC 151 Sept. 1, FX and PPV Featured bouts: Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke Danny Castillo vs. Michael Johnson UFC 152 Sept. 22, FX and PPV Featured bouts: Joseph Benavidez vs. D. Johnson Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann BJ Penn vs. TBA Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant Igor Pokrajec vs. Vinny Magalhaes Matt Hamill vs. Roger Hollett UFC ON FUEL TV 5 Sept. 29, FUEL TV Featured bouts: Stipe Miocic vs. Stefan Struve Dan Hardy vs. Amir Sadollah Yves Jabouin vs. Brad Pickett Paul Sass vs. Matt Wiman John Hathaway vs. John Maguire Che Mills vs. Duane Ludwig ■ All cards subject to change.




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