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get the stamp The oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, the USS Constitution, sets sail in the form of Forever stamps to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812.

Constitution hosts ship’s stamp unveiling ceremony

All 25 million War of 1812: USS Constitution stamps are available at usps.com/shop, 800-STAMP24 and the nation’s Post Offices.

By MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald USS Constitution Public Affairs

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USS Constitution hosted the unveiling of to the the United States Postal Service (USPS) Forever significance stamp to commemorate of the ship the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 from the [and] to our ship’s berth in Charlesheritage. town, Mass., Aug. 18. The ceremony also commemorated the We are ship’s historic battle proud to and victory over the HMS Guerriere that set it sail took place on Aug. 19, 1812 and earned Con- in the mail stitution the nickname again.” “Old Ironsides.” “It is such an honor - Maureen Marion, for Constitution to be USPS manager immortalized on a Forof corporate ever stamp,” said Cmdr. communication Matthew Bonner, Constitution’s 72nd Commanding Officer. “And there is no better time than during the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 during which Constitution and the Navy played such a pivotal role.” Boston’s Postmaster James Holland kicked off the unveiling pierside to Constitution with more than 200 invited guests, avid stamp collectors and public visitors in attendance. After the ceremony, the USPS also sold Forever stamps at National Park Service’s Charlestown Navy Yard. Twenty-five million stamps will be available for purchase at the USPS’ website, phone center and at post offices. “This is the third time USS Constitution has been part of our stamp program,” said Maureen Marion, USPS, manager of corporate communication. “It points to the significance of the ship [and] to our heritage. We are proud to set it sail in the mail again.” The first stamp was a three-cent First Class stamp issued in 1947, commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Constitution’s launch, and the second was a six-cent non-profit stamped envelope issued in 1985. “I love the ship,” said John Havice, a Constitution stamp and envelope collector. “I have been on a few of the Constitution’s turnaround cruises and I have been collecting USS Constitution covers for 30 years now from all over the world. I can’t think of a better place to be for this stamp to be issued. I was here in 1985 and it was a rainy day just like today. It’s the perfect spot for this new stamp.” Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855. Constitution’s mission today is to offer community outreach and education about the ship’s history. For more information, visit www.history. navy.mil/ussconstitution, or www.facebook. com/ussconstitutionofficial. For more information on the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, visit www.ourflagwasstillthere.org. For more news from USS Constitution, visit www.navy.mil/local/constitution.

USS WINSTON S. CHURCHILL AIDS M/V BELDE

Aviation Structural Mechanic Airman Amanda M. Verga performs a safety check on the blade fold harness of an SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81).

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Guided-missile destroyer USS Winston S. Churchill (DDG 81) rendered medical assistance to Panamanian-flagged, bulk carrier M/V Belde, Aug. 20, approximately 110 miles North of Socotra Island, Oman. At approximately 1:10 p.m. local time, Winston S. Churchill responded to a distress call following a cargo-handling accident aboard Belde. After arriving on-scene, Winston S. Churchill dispatched two rigid-hull inflatable boats, transporting the ship’s hospital corpsman and the visit, board, search and seizure (VBSS) team to assess the injured personnel. One Belde crew member was killed in the accident and another required advanced medical care for injuries sustained. Winston S. Churchill conducted a medical evacuation, transporting the injured

There are a multitude of hazards in the maritime domain. As such, we are always ready to assist.” - Cmdr. Christopher D. Stone

crew member by an SH-60B helicopter attached to Helicopter Squadron Light 42, Detachment 8, to an Oman medical facility for treatment. No further assistance was required. “There are a multitude of hazards in the maritime domain. As such, we are always ready to assist,” said Cmdr. Christopher D. Stone, Churchill Commanding Officer. “Our sympathies go out to those affected by this tragic incident. We, as

partners in the maritime commons, are always ready and willing to help, and are glad that we were in the right place at the right time to lend a hand.” Stone added that he was proud of his crew for successfully completing a rescue mission in “incredibly complex” conditions. “The personal and professional satisfaction of knowing that the outstanding efforts of this ship and this crew saved another mariner’s life is second to none,” said Stone. “It is days like today that makes me proud to be a member of the United States Navy and this coalition.” Winston S. Churchill is assigned to Commander, Task Force 150 as part of Combined Maritime Forces, conducting counter-terrorism and maritime security operations in the Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Red Sea and Indian Ocean.

SAPR Leadership training sessions continue through end of August By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

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A Master Mobile Training Team (MMTT) from the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Task Force is continuing to offer SAPRLeadership (SAPR-L) training via Defense Connect Online (DCO) through the end of August.

MILITARY RECOGNITION More than 170 enlisted military members were honored at the HRCC Military Recognition Reception (MRR), Aug. 16, in Downtown Norfolk.

RARE EVENT USS Constitution departed from Charlestown, Mass. set sail for the first time since 1997 during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day, Aug. 19.

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The DCO training is an option for commands that were unable to attend face-to-face SAPR-L MMTT training sessions. Part of the Navy’s aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force, SAPR-L preparation training is mandatory for command leadership triads (Commanding Officer/officerin-charge, Executive Officer/

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assistant officer-in-charge and command master chief/chief of the boat/senior enlisted advisor). The command leadership triads are then responsible for delivering SAPR-L training to their command leadership, E-7 and above. “We’ve made significant progress training command leadership triads and encourage commands unable to attend

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The Voting Assistance Team (VAT) from Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic (COMSUBLANT) is ensuring that Sailors and civilians assigned to the command have the tools and information necessary to exercise their right to vote. The team is encouraging those who do not currently reside within their voting precinct to complete and return an absentee ballot to their legal residence for the upcoming general and local elections. “It’s very simple to register. I’m told that it’s taking about six weeks. I recommend that people register early and contact their states to see if their ballots were received,” said Edward Nixon, COMSUBLANT VAT. “As soon as the ballot is formulated, they will send it back to you with a tracking number assigned to it.” Nixon also said that although the presidential election is slightly less than 90 days away, the importance of registering to vote goes beyond the general elections every four years and extends to other statewide elections during the years in between the vote for commander-in-chief. “It’s not only important to vote in the general election, but the local elections as well because they are the ones that determine your everyday things like mayor, vice mayor, congressman and school boards,” said Nixon. He also added that the process for registering to vote absentee is the same for those stationed in the

continental U.S. or abroad, and can be done either in person at a voting assistance office or online at www.fvap.gov through completion of a Federal Post Card application. COMSUBLANT Sailors agreed with Nixon’s notion about the simplicity and importance of their vote. “The registration process was very quick and easy for me, which I completed prior to transferring here online without any problems,” said Lt. John Joyce, a Florida resident assigned to COMSUBLANT. “I believe that service members, even when stationed away from home, have a responsibly to exercise their right to vote.” According to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website, voting assistance officers around the world aim for 100 percent contact and availability of Federal Post Card applications (to all personnel and dependents.) The organization emphasizes the importance of early action on the part of the voter in order to obtain a ballot for the general election well in advance of state deadlines for registration and ballot request. The voting process is not limited to those from the 50 U.S. states. It also includes residents of the American territories and the District of Columbia. The COMSUBLANT VAT can also help unregistered Virginia voters. For more information on voting issues, visit www. fvap.gov. For more news from Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, visit www.navy.mil/local/ sublant/.

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More than 170 enlisted military members were honored at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce (HRCC) Military Recognition Reception (MRR), Aug. 16, at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Downtown Norfolk. Honorees were selected for their work ethic, community involvement and their efforts in keeping with their missions. They represented enlisted personnel from all service branches and many commands based in the Hampton Roads area. This event, held twice each year, also honors more than military personnel – the service members were joined at the reception by their families, military leadership, elected officials, and businessmen and women from the region. “I’m lucky enough to see the great work our Sailors do on a regular basis, so it’s a pleasure to see that recognition extend beyond the waterfront and out into the Hampton Roads Community,” said Cmdr. Mark Colombo, Executive Officer, USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). “It’s amazing what a simple ‘thank you’ can do, to that end, I genuinely appreciate the recognition afforded by the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce to our military service members.” He continued. “I have been fortunate enough to attend two of these events during my five

tion the military has in place for dependents; Discipline and high standards of performance are important in achieving high goals; Have an appreciation for diversity; Humans around the world have more in common than we think; and Freedom is not really free ... it comes with a price. “Freedom is not really free,” Atwater explained. “I salute each fighting man and woman in the audience who preserves our freedom. You deserve our thanks and gratitude for making America great.” Rick Amelon, Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, praised all the honorees. “They are vital to the fabric that makes up the Hampton Roads Community,” he said. “All our military members are making sacrifices for a better world.” Service members who were nominated and honored at the reception represented an embodiment of the Navy’s core values – Honor, Courage and Commitment. “Volunteering in the community is not mandatory or required by the Navy, but rather something I want to do and enjoy doing,” said honoree Yeoman 2nd Class Robert Norris, a Navy reservist from Tucson, Ariz. “By volunteering, the community sees that we are more than just here to protect them in a time of war, or a time of disaster. Being recognized by the Hampton

MCC Lucy M. Quinn (Left to right) Construction Mechanic 1st Class Ernest Buckman, Yeoman 2nd Class Robert Norris, Hospital Corpsman 1st Class William O’Connell from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, Naval Weapons Station Yorktown-Cheatham Annex, hold certificates presented at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Military Recognition Reception, Aug. 16.

Roads Chamber of Commerce shows the community feels we make a difference in the community.” The Chamber started the Military Recognition Receptions to acknowledge the men and women of the military who contribute to the community and excel at their commands. The Chamber also thanked the volunteers of its Armed Forces Committee who help to make this event successful. Many thanks to sponsors: City of Norfolk (Gold); Norfolk Waterside Marriott (Host); GEICO (Gold Military Program Partner & Challenge Coin); Cox Communications (Media); Pioneer Services (Silver Military Program Partner); Bank of America, First Command Financial Planning, Regent University and Saint Leo UniversitySouth Hampton Roads Center (Bronze Military Program Partners); Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance and Hampton University Army ROTC (Special Military Program Partners); Strayer University-Chesapeake, USAA, and USA

Courtesy of Lisa Jones | Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Dr. Tony Atwater, the fifth president of Norfolk State University, was the keynote speaker for this year’s ceremony.

Discounters (Silver); ECPI, Hampton Roads Magazine, Norfolk State University and Tidewater Community College (Bronze). As the region’s premier non-profit member-based business organization, the HRCC is dedicated to serving its members and communities by creating economic prosperity, and enhancing the quality of life in Hampton Roads. The Chamber achieves this by representing business viewpoints and in-

terests to the public sector, developing the economy in the region, and providing valuable programs and services to members. The HRCC represents nearly 2,000 member firms that employ more than 280,000 working men and women in Southeastern Virginia. Editor’s note: Chief Mass Communication Specialist Lucy M. Quinn, from Navy Expeditionary Logistics Support Group, contributed to this article.

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With no signs of stopping, the rogue vehicle charged the military installation. “Barriers are activated!” shouted Master-at-Arms Seaman Seonn Anderson. The van came to a screeching halt as it smashed into the concrete barrier. Shards of glass flew as the mangled steel folded like an accordion. Security guards at the gate rushed to the scene to find the unconscious driver pinned between his seat and the steering wheel. In back, they discovered assault rifles, ammunition, two pipe bombs and maps of the installation. Fortunately for all involved, this was just a training exercise. The purpose of this real-life simulation conducted on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS), Aug. 15, was to demonstrate how base security would handle such an attack. The exercise was an annual Regional Training Team (RTT) assessment conducted by Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) to assess the installations ability to create, brief, conduct and evaluate an integrated exercise using their Installation Training Team (ITT), and was a combined exercise of several departments. For this particular exercise, base police, fire/emergency medical services (EMS), Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), and base harbor security boats responded as they would in a real-life situation. Rod Reich, the Installation Training Officer at JEBLCFS, said that in the weeks of planning prior, all efforts went into making the exercise as close to real-life as possible, utilizing event scenarios that have either already happened, or that they feel could happen in real-life. This exercise was extremely pertinent since there had been similar incidents recently at JEBLCFS and around the globe. “We feel that if we train like we fight, and fight like we train, we keep things in perspective,” said Reich. “This helps personnel realize if this happens in real-life, they’ll know what to do.” Every military installation has a security threat plan of action in order to protect their perimeter and valuable assets assigned on each base. He said that having a set plan of action is important because in order to train personnel on what response is required for a given situation, they must first know what that plan or response is. He said that this removes any doubt as to what personnel must do, or what is expected of them, and gives them the confidence to make the right decision.

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BUMED FORCM visits Hampton Roads installations

FORCM (SS/SW/ FMF) Sherman Boss, BUMED Force Master Chief, met with about 50 Sailors during the E-6 and below all hands call at Branch Health Clinic NAVSTA Norfolk, Aug. 15.

By MC2 Nikki Smith Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

He thanked them for their service and stressed the importance of the care they provide for waterfront Sailors.

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I had an amazing tour as command master chief of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and it is so great to be back.” - BUMED Force Master Chief (SS/SW/ FMF) Sherman Boss

FORCM (SS/SW/FMF) Sherman Boss, BUMED Force Master Chief, visited Sailors, Aug. 14 - 16. He spent three days on the Naval Station Norfolk waterfront, Branch Health Clinic (BHC) Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, Adm. Joel T. Boone BHC and Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP). During the visit, Boss spent much of his time talking with individual corpsmen to ensure they feel they are getting their needs met and asked them what he could do to help them. He also praised the Sailors for the work they do every day. “All of you corpsmen in Navy medicine are doing such a fantastic job,” asid Boss. “You are all doing amazing, challenging work. I know that often times you don’t get the recognition you deserve, but please know that your work is not going unnoticed. It’s an honor and a privilege to be among such amazing Sailors.” His first day was spent at NAVSTA Norfolk’s waterfront visiting Sailors on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), USS Kauffman (FFG 59), USS Montpelier (SSN 765) and Surface Forces Atlantic. On day two, Boss visited with Sailors at the Navy’s largest branch clinic, BHC NAVSTA Norfolk, and toured Aviation medicine, the laboratory and radiology. Boss chatted with the Sailors he encountered and solicited their opinions before holding an E-6 and below all hands call. He then went to lunch with the clinic’s chief petty officers at NAVSTA Norfolk’s galley. His next stop was at the Adm. Joel T. Boone BHC at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story (JEBLCFS). Boss toured the clinic, and chatted with Sailors in groups and in the passageway. Another E-6 and below all hands call followed, with Northwest BHC in Chesapeake joining in by video telecon-

Photos by MC2 Nikki Smith Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Brown, the Adm. Joel T. Boone Branch Health Clinic officer-incharge, welcomes FORCM (SS/SW/FMF) Sherman Boss to the clinic, Aug. 15.

ference. Day three was at NMCP, Boss’ old stomping grounds, where he previously served as the command master chief. He toured the Pediatric clinic, General Surgery, Emergency Room and the Pharmacy. While at Peds, Boss sat in on a staff training meeting and talked with the Sailors. The Pharmacy staff shared the plans for their upcoming renovations, and the Pharmacy department head, Capt. Eugene Delara, awarded him a Pharmacy coin. Boss toured the Wounded Warrior Patriots’ Inn and spent time with Sailors and Marines in the Wounded Warrior Battalion. Following his tour of the hospital, he held an E-6 and below all hands call with all

Sailors not actively engaged in patient care. He also spent time with the command’s chief selects and had lunch with the chiefs at the Goat House. “Being back here feels like coming home,” said Boss. “I had an amazing tour as command master chief of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth and it is so great to be back. Everything looks better than I remember, and it’s great to see how the Sailors here have met their dayto-day challenges head on.” NMCP’s current CMC (SW/AW/ FMF) Michael James was pleased with Boss’ visit. “It was invaluable for NMCP Sailors to have the FORCM come out for a site visit and interact with them,” he said. “I think the Sailors enjoyed his visit and appreciated being able to ask questions and talk to the person who has real answers for them. He’s a Sailor’s Sailor, and he truly cares about the well being of his Sailors, and is the biggest advocate for them. It was an honor to have him here.” Boss also awarded his FORCM coin to command-chosen Sailors during each E-6 and below all hands call. Hospitalman Rebecca Diem, from NMCP’s Mental Health Directorate, was one of seven from NMCP who received a coin from Boss. The recognition meant a lot to her. “It’s not every day that you get recognized for outstanding performance by the force master chief himself,” said Diem. “After meeting him, you can tell that he is the right man for the job. I admire him for taking the time out of

his busy schedule to come to NMCP to meet us personally and to see how we run things here at the hospital. It also gave us a unique opportunity to voice any questions or concerns we had.” Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jason Bebo, from the Surgical Services Directorate, was excited to receive a coin from Boss, as well as to hear him speak and ask questions. “His visit was very informative,” he said. “As a Sailor, it is good to know that we have someone working for us who really seems to have our best interests in mind.” Boss was delighted with every aspect of his time here and characterized the trip as a big success. “The visit was fantastic and I had so much fun,” he said. “The Sailors here are absolutely focused and motivated.” “Upon my return, my report to my chain of command will be that the Sailors here are the first and finest,” he continued. “I could not be more proud to work for all of you, and it’s my honor and privilege to put this uniform on and work for you every day. I sleep better at night knowing that you all have the watch.” During the E-6 and below all hands call at NMCP, Boss was already thinking about his next visit, possibly before Christmas. He would like to go to the clinics he missed and provided answers to the questions he was unable to respond to. In the meantime, Boss encouraged all Sailors to stop by his office any time to share sea stories, or ask questions over a cup of coffee.


FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | AUG 23, 2012 | THE FLAGSHIP | A7 The USS Carr (FFG 52), not shown, receives missionessential parts from a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol P-3 Orion patrol aircraft Aug. 15. During the exchange, Carr’s embarked SH-60B Seahawk helicopter identified a suspect vessel over the horizon. A U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment boarded the vessel and seized 1,250 pounds of cocaine.

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NAS Oceana prepares for air show with mass casualty drill Air show to be held Sept. 14 - 16 By Cathy Heimer Jet Observer

VIRGINIA BEACH

It’s a typical Friday night at the annual NAS Oceana Air Show Twilight Show. Thousands of people have travelled from around the world to attend the night show, which kicks off a weekend of dynamic flying by civilian and military performers. As visitors settle into one of the dozens of sets of bleachers set up on the flightline with their families, the unthinkable happens. A pyrotechnic display goes off target and heads toward the crowd. In their panic to get away, spectators overload a section of the bleachers. The metal supports on one of the bleachers gives way and dozens are thrown to the ground, or worse yet, trapped underneath the heavy pieces of twisted metal. Screams can be heard all around the flightline as Navy first responders call for extra help from emergency personnel throughout Hampton Roads while they begin the grim task of rescuing and treating the injured. Fortunately, the scenario was all just a nighttime drill that took place at Oceana on Aug. 16. But it’s a very important part of planning for the 2012 NAS Oceana Air Show, being held Sept. 14 16. A mass casualty drill is annually required prior to the show and this training brought together dozens of emergency personnel from the Navy and the cities of Virginia Beach and Norfolk. “This year we’re doing something a little different as we’re simulating the collapse of a stage, or stands. We’re going to exercise, not only the opportunity to determine what caused it, but also extracting folks out of the mess,” explained Capt. Bob Geis, Commanding OfVolunteers gather at the hangar on the NAS Oceana flightline to wait for their assignments during the Pre-Air Show Mass Casualty Exercise, Aug. 16. Nearly 300 volunteers from Virginia Beach Boy Scout troops, Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps, active duty and their family members participated as victims during the nighttime drill.

We’re going to exercise, not only the opportunity to determine what caused it, but also extracting folks out of the mess.” - Capt. Bob Geis about the unique drill

ficer, NAS Oceana about the unique drill. “In the past, we’ve focused almost exclusively on aircraft mishaps, but if you look at the news in the last year or so, you’ll notice there’s been quite a few stage, or stand collapses, at concert venues or fairs,” said Geis. “If the weather’s nice, we could have 250,000 people here at Oceana, so we want to be ready for anything.” Immediately responding to the “catastrophe” were the Oceana security and firefighters from Navy Region MidAtlantic Fire & Emergency Services at Oceana and Dam Neck Annex. According to Jack Ritz, a safety specialist at Oceana, Navy assets outside of the base, which would routinely be on-scene during the air show, were also involved in the exercise. They included: emergency personnel from Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Naval Support Activity Northwest Annex, Naval Station Norfolk, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth and Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story. Before the first victim could be removed from under the rubble, firefighters from Norfolk and Virginia Beach’s technical response teams needed to stabilize the bleachers. Working under portable lights and the red, flashing glow from the fire trucks, teams carefully placed blocks of wood at each corner and used chains and

■ the exercise City and military first responders from Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Navy Region MidAtlantic Fire & Rescue, Virginia Beach and Norfolk participate in the Pre-Air Show Mass Casualty Exercise, Aug. 16. The exercise is designed to ensure NAS Oceana, in cooperation with local first responders, can respond to, recover from, and mitigate a mass casualty scenario during an air show event in preparation for the upcoming NAS Oceana Air Show in September. air pumps to slowly raise the twisted wreckage. “It’s so good that we’re doing all these drills together. It’s also great to have a CO [Commanding Officer] and XO [Executive Officer] who are so supportive. We’ve never had this great of a coordination and working relationship between the city and Oceana as we do now,” said Erin Sutton, emergency planner for the City of Virginia

Beach Emergency Management Office. Virginia Beach assets participating in the drill included: the police, with their helicopter; firefighters including the technical rescue team, EMS and the emergency management office. Playing the role of a victim put one of the volunteers on the other side of emergency treatment. Lo Lumsden, a family practice nurse, is also a member of the Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps who provided some of the volunteers for the drill. Nearly 300 volunteers participated in the exercise, including members of 10 local Boy Scout troops, active duty and their family members. “It’s amazing what you will volunteer for. I told my patients today that this would be fun,” joked Lumsden, whose white polo was covered in “blood.” Lumsden was playing the part of one of seven victims trapped beneath the bleach-

ers. For obvious safety reasons, mannequins were used in the rubble. Each mannequin extracted had an identical injury tag to a volunteer. Once extracted, all but two mannequins became live patients for emergency personnel to triage and transport to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital – the remainder was determined to have died on impact. Another victim below the collapsed bleachers was Electronics Technician Seaman Brian Lowe, a volunteer from Oceana Air Operations. Lowe was impaled by a piece of the metal from the stands, leaving him with a life-threatening chest injury. Those types of life-threatening injuries would require a helicopter Medevac on Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance, which was on standby during the drill. The possible helicopter ride was what motivated Lowe to volunteer for his first drill. “I have no idea what to expect during this,” he said, as

emergency personnel triaged him. At the same time the injured were being treated, other bystanders were being kept away from the scene as emergency workers helped them locate lost children. Once it was determined the tragedy was an accident and not a terrorist attack, Ritz explained the normal procedure would be for security to “flush the base,” getting everyone off Oceana. “If it was an attack, you would want it the other way around, keep everyone here and interview them,” he said. While the exercise is the last major drill before the air show, Geis said Oceana will continue to prepare for any type of emergency. “We are prepared for an aircraft mishap, any day, any time, so we will, in fact make sure we go over those procedures again,” he said. “We do that frequently and we will do that again before the air show.”


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USS HARRY S. TRUMAN CHANGES COMMAND Roth relieves Membourne as Truman CO By MC2 Leona Mynes USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs

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The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) conducted the ship’s 8th change of command ceremony, Aug. 16. Rear Adm. Herman Shelanski, Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 10 presided over the ceremony in which Capt. S. Robert Roth relieved Capt. Dee L. Mewbourne in front of six former Truman Commanding Officers (CO), families, friends, shipmates and members of the Truman Foundation, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation and St. Louis Navy League. “Today is the culmination of [Mewbourne’s] third carrier Commanding Officer tour,” said Shelanski. “Sailors of the Truman met, or exceeded, every goal due to the leadership and efforts of [Mewbourne].” Mewbourne, who is the former Commanding Officer of the aircraft carriers USS

The official party renders honors while the color guard parades the colors in the hangar bay aboard the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during a change of command ceremony.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and USS Enterprise (CVN 65), assumed command of Truman on Nov. 11, 2011 after the sudden passing of Capt. Tushar Tembe during Truman’s docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). “I never forgot the tragedy

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Navy Surgeon General sets tone for public health delivery Navy-wide By Hugh Cox Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs

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The U.S. Navy Surgeon General stressed the importance of public health in executing the Navy’s overall medical readiness mission to military and civilian staff of the Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC), Aug. 16. During his all hands call, ViceAdm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, shared his thoughts on public health’s role in ensuring readiness. He cited preventable disease, illness and injury as primary threats to the warfighter. “Readiness is the hallmark of what we do – it’s our corporate ethos,” said Nathan. “Your job is to ensure that Sailors and Marines don’t have to worry about a preventable disease.” According to Nathan, the Navy and Marine Corps have never been more important to our country than they are right now. “The Navy and Marine Corps team is agile and has to be the most ready of all the forces,” he said. “We are the world’s ambassador and we are the world’s 911.” A key part of Nathan’s message to the NMCPHC staff was being able to understand the connection between what they do and how it relates to the Navy’s mission. “When someone asks what you do, you need to express it not simply in terms of what specifically you do, but how you keep the fleet going and help Sailors and Marines meet the demand signals for what they need,” he said. Nathan also expressed his gratitude for the hard work and dedication of the Navy public health team. “Thank you for standing the watch,” he said. “I want to thank you on behalf of those whose lives we help because of what you do. You change

■ about Navy medicine Vice Adm. Matthew L. Nathan, Navy surgeon general and chief of the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, leads a global healthcare network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide highquality healthcare to more than one million eligible beneficiaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ships, in the air, under the sea, and on the battlefield.

lives.” Capt. Michael Macinski, Commanding Officer, NMCPHC, and his executive staff, briefed Nathan on current initiatives, programs and technologies in Navy public health. During the briefing, Nathan took the opportunity to define readiness, value and jointness, his key priorities for 2012 and beyond. Nathan also emphasized the importance of metrics and measuring what we do for our customers. He said he was impressed with NMCPHC’s efforts towards developing tools to measure metrics that are often difficult to capture and quantify at the headquarters level. Nathan also had lunch with the military staff and toured NMCPHC spaces where he had an opportunity to engage staff members one-on-one. Nathan concluded his trip to NMCPHC with a visit to the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit 2 (NEPMU2) in Norfolk. NEPMU2 is one of NMCPHC’s three preventive medicine units that provide a myriad of public health services directly to the fleet.


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The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) paid tribute to its newest class of approximately 585 resident students from the Armed Forces and civilian federal agencies in a convocation ceremony in Spruance Hall Auditorium, Aug. 20. The convocation formally assembled the college community to start the academic year and included a faculty procession in academic regalia as well as a historical overview of the college’s contributions by an actor portraying Naval War College founder, Cdre. Stephen B. Luce. Rear Adm. John N. Christenson, the NWC president, emphasized two things students will be able to take advantage of during their academic pursuits. “You will be given two great gifts while you’re here,” he said. “Those are a library of great books and the time to read them. You will also be provided with learningpartners to share your intellectual journey. Some are professional educators from our dedicated faculty, while others will come from the student body in the form of seminar mates and fellow students.” The arrival of NWC’s newest students marks a nearly 128-year tradition of educating military and gov-

MC1 Eric Dietrich Adm. James Winnefeld (right), vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Rear Adm. John Christenson, U.S. Naval War College president unveil the 2012 Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award. The award honors Naval War College graduates who have attained positions of prominence in national security fields.

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ernment officials in Newport, R.I. The college’s academic mission is to educate and develop leaders and also to strengthen global maritime partnerships. In fact, only about half of NWC’s newest students are naval officers. The other half of the student body comes from the Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Army, in addition to 86 students from 59 international navies and representatives from an alphabet soup of government agencies, including the CIA, FBI, NCIS, Office of Naval Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency, and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, among many others. The newest country represented in the

college’s international programs is Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. During the ceremony, the 2012 Distinguished Graduate Leadership Award was presented to Navy Adm. James A. Winnefeld, Jr., vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It is truly humbling to join such a distinguished group of previous recipients,” he said. “The impressive list of these leaders is a testament to the talented faculty who always has given so much to those who attend this course.” Previous recipients of the award include: Army Gen. Raymond Odierno; Coast Guard Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr.; Marine Corps Gen. James E. Cartwright; Adm. James G. Stavridis; and Ambassador Christopher Hill. Winnenfeld encouraged students to challenge their intellectual assumptions and not be intimidated by current

conventional thought. He backed up his charge with a promise to read the 10 best written research papers judged by the faculty. The authors of the two best would be invited to lunch as guests of the vice chairman, in his Pentagon office. The U.S. Naval War College started more than 125 years ago as a small institution with mostly summer courses. It has evolved into a one-year resident program that graduates about 600 students a year and a robust distance program that graduates about 1,000 students a year. The college also has a robust international engagement mission with approximately 100 international officers graduating yearly. In addition to the College’s education mission, it is heavily involved in war gaming and research in an

effort to aid the Chief of Naval Operations in defining the path of the future Navy. More recently, the college has developed operational level courses to satisfy fleet requirements, preparing leaders for the challenges of operational and/or strategic level leadership over the remainder of their careers as decision makers and problem solvers. NWC is accredited by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for Joint Professional Military Education Phases I and II and by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to award a Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies. For more news from Naval War College, visit www.navy.mil/local/nwc.

the training to sign up via the SAPR website,” said Capt. Scott Seeberger, SAPR Task Force chief of staff. “DCO training sessions are being conducted Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT through Aug. 31.” Over 730 SAPR-L training sessions have been conducted in Navy concentration areas all over the world. All E-7 and above must complete SAPR-L training by Sept. 30 and document completion in the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS). Sexual assault prevention is an important element of the readiness area of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative, which consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. Additional information can be found at the SAPR-L training websites, including how to register for SAPR-L preparation training: click the SAPR-L training link at www.sapr.navy.mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cnet/.

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JOINT TASK FORCE AIMS TO KEEP DRUG MONEY FROM TALIBAN Taliban provides land to farmers to grow poppies, runs process

It is a case of narcotics leaving Afghanistan in exchange for lethal aid coming in.”

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

Corruption is not inevitable in Afghanistan, but is a more recent phenomenon caused by 30 years of war, a coalition officer said on Aug. 20. And with coalition help, the Afghan government is making progress against it, said Col. Paul Van Den Broek, a New Zealand Soldier in charge of Joint Task Force Shafafiyat – a Dari and Pashto word meaning “transparency.” “Will it be fast? No. But it is happening,” the colonel told reporters traveling with Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who met with Afghan and coalition leaders.

- Col. Paul Van Den Broek

■ in transit Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, aboard a CH-47 traveling from Bagram to Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20.

» see AFGHANISTAN | B7

DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen

VCNO visits Bahrain, thanks Sailors for service By MC2 (EXW) Timothy Wilson Support Activity Bahrain Public Affairs

NAVAL SUPPORT ACTIVITY, BAHRAIN

MCSN Sabrina Fine STARBASE-Atlantis summer students watch as their submersible experiment rises from the bottom of the test tank during the STARBASE level-two session that focuses on hydrodynamics.

A WET SUMMER FOR STARBASE-ATLANTIS By Ed Barker Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

NAS PENSACOLA, FLA.

The summer of 2012 in Pensacola has been wet in more ways than one, as veterans of the Navy’s Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) program, STARBASE-Atlantis, experienced the world of hydrodynamics in the STARBASE leveltwo program at Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, Aug. 13 - 16. “STARBASE-Atlantis level-two is offered each summer on NAS Pensacola and offers open enrollment for kids that have already completed their initial training during STARBASE level-one,” said Donna Eichling, director of the STARBASE-Atlantis programs at NAS Pensacola and NAS Whiting Field. “It builds upon the same STEM fundamentals, but changes the concentration from air and aerodynamics to water and hydrodynamics. We also include navigation and mapping, plus the tours are expanded with areas that the kids haven’t seen before.” The main classroom projects for leveltwo are designing, building and testing a submersible that can descend and resurface under its own power. The kids also return to building rockets as they did in level one, but this time their rocket is powered by air and water instead of a rocket motor. “The level-two kids are given the freedom to design their sub with a broad spectrum of over 20 different materials,” said Greg

online For more information about STARBASEAtlantis Pensacola programs, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil/community/ starbase/pensacola. For information about the Department of Defense STARBASE programs, visit www.dodstarbase.org. Adams, a STARBASE instructor. “The end result of submerging and then resurfacing without assistance is the only requirement, and the subs range from super-simple to very involved. Successes and failures are both great learning experiences as the kids share their designs with each other.” One team that had a successful submersible was the brother and sister team of Micah and Susanna, going by the call signs of “Thunder Fist” and “Flying Tiger.” “Level-two has been a lot of fun and different from the first time we came to STARBASE-Atlantis,” said Micah. “Many of the concepts are the same, but the applications are different. This has been a lot of fun and our sub worked like it was supposed to,” added Susanna. For more information on the Naval Education and Training Command, visit the NETC website at https://www.navy.mil. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy.mil/ local/cnet/.

Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visited Naval Support Activity Bahrain and tenant commands within the 5th Fleet area of responsibility (AOR) to view operations and manpower, host an all hands meeting and conduct port inspections. Ferguson stressed the importance of adaptability and flexibility for the 21st century. He also highlighted the need for continual readiness while maintaining training, manning and retention. He personally thanked deployed Sailors and expressed the continued commitment of the U.S. to regional partners and allies. “I wanted to talk to the Sailors about how important their service is for the defense of the region, how they are deterring aggression, reassuring our allies and demonstrating the capability of the U.S. Navy,” he said. “What’s really impressed

MC2 Timothy Wilson Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson visits Sailors assigned to units located within the 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

We are at a critical junction in this region and it’s important that our Sailors understand they have support back in the United States.” - VCNO Adm. Mark Ferguson

me has been the great enthusiasm of each of the Sailors and their focus, because they know their mission and are well trained.” Traveling with Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW/SCW) Scott Benning, the VCNO saw firsthand the tools necessary to succeed in a global environment. “Today’s Sailors are the best trained and most dedicated men and women to wear the uniform,” said Benning. “Everywhere I go around the

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Mail call, supporting Sailors morale By MCSN Chelsea Mandello Amphibious Squadron 11 Public Affairs

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The postal service aboard the forwarddeployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) doesn’t just supply the mail, it helps build Sailors morale with care packages and letters. The post office aboard receives, sorts and delivers mail from families and friends to Sailors, both in-port and at-sea. Regularly during a deployment, care packages come through, inspiring and rebuilding the recipient Sailor’s morale. “Even though we are in the age of Skype and Facebook, people still like receiving mail,” said Chief Logistics Specialist Althea Campbell, postal leading chief petty officer.

“Nothing replaces an old-fashioned birthday card from your favorite aunt, or a hand written letter from grandma.” According to the postal clerks aboard Bonhomme Richard, receiving mail can brighten anyone’s day and remind a Sailor about the support he or she may have back home. A letter in the mail, two months into a deployment, can lift prospects and boost confidence. “The importance of being a postal clerk is bringing up morale in the ship,” said Logistics Specialist Seaman Adam Sharpe. “I always like getting mail, so being the person to give another Sailor their mail is pretty cool. It’s like Christmas and it’s always a really nice surprise.” The ship receives mail out to sea via un-

» see MAIL CALL | B7


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Looking forward to Back-to-School By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor

By Marian Leverette Mid-Atlantic Regional School Liaison Officer

Summer is just about over and autumn is fast approaching with all the hustle and bustle of schools, rules and big yellow buses. Soon the production of school will be in full-swing. Just as teachers are preparing to return to the classroom, parents are busy getting kids new backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Sept. 4 marks summer as being officially over for those students attending public school in the Hampton Roads area. The start of this new school year not only brings a new superintendent for Norfolk Public Schools, Dr. Samuel T. King, but it also signals the start of another new school year at yet another new school for many newly relocated military children in the Hampton Roads area. Military children often face being “the new kid in school” every year when our sailors, soldiers and airmen receive change of station orders in the spring and summer. Often when Mom or Dad is eager and excited to accept the challenge to report to a new duty station our military children are reluctant to be the new kid in school yet again. For some it’s their 6th or 7th time. Military parents find it a hard juggling act upon arriving to a new assignment with school-aged kids. Military parents are faced with the dilemmas of trying to decide where the family should live, picking the right school for their children and managing their household goods shipment. All while keeping track of academic records, medical records and understanding the academic requirements of a new school district. All of this can be a lot to manage without help. Parents, with a few organizational tips you can help your students and household get organized to prepare for a successful academic school year. Yes, it’s time to begin adjusting to a new routine. Here are 10 tips to make everyone’s life easier. ■ The early bird gets the worm. Help your children to start getting to bed earlier the week prior to beginning school. Getting to bed earlier and waking up earlier will make a big difference in their attitude and work performance. ■ Start limiting TV and encouraging more reading. ■ Check your schools websites for updates. ■ Complete any needed medical, dental and eye care appointments as soon as possible [don’t cause unnecessary absences]. ■ Know the school bus route and schedule. ■ Find out about dress codes before you shop. ■ If you have a teenager, you might want to wait to buy some items until after school starts. Teenagers often want to look like their classmates and reject clothes you’ve bought. Let them check out what others are wearing the first week of school, then take them shopping, this way, you avoid returning items later. ■ Make a list of everything you need to do before school starts. ■ Make sure that your children will always have your work and cell phone numbers with them at school and activities. ■ Put up a family calendar in a central place. Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children One resource available to military parents in the midst of school transition is the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. It is an enacted law in over 43 states. This legal agreement joins them to seek to assist the mobile military child. The compact purpose is to remove barriers to educational success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and deployment of their parents by: A. Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/ age requirements. B. Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing, grading, course content, or assessment. C. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for enrollment, educational programs and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic and social activities. D. Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of military families. E. Providing for the promulgation and enforce-

ment of administrative rules implementing the provisions of this compact. F. Providing for the uniform collection and sharing of information between and among member states, schools and military families under this compact. G. Promoting coordination between this compact and other compacts affecting military children. H. Promoting flexibility and cooperation between the educational system, parents and the student in order to achieve educational success for the student. If you are interested in finding out more information concerning the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, please contact your local installation School Liaison Officer, or visit the Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission website at www. mic3.net. Soon school days will be filled with back-toschool orientations, teachers setting up rituals and routines for students to follow in their classrooms, and guidance counselors interviewing/ testing students requiring special educational assistance. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) is one of the tools that schools use to ensure students with special educational needs are afforded an appropriate education.

■ using your resources The School Liaison Officers (SLOs) sole purpose is to ensure that parents and students transition into a new school as smoothly as possible. Now is a good time to review some of the informational resources available to military families that SLOs have available for you. Don’t delay ... give them a call today.

It is important that parents of students with special educational needs know all the important facts about IEPs. Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially those with a disability. Productive and effective advocacy is largely a positive process that should build children’s strengths and assist children with their challenges. Since parents are the most knowledgeable about their child’s strengths and challenges, then the child’s best advocate is obviously the parents. Parents are in fact in a unique position to identify and implement positive changes for their child at every stage of their growth and educational development. An Individualized Education Plan, commonly referred to as an IEP, is mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In the U.S., the IDEA requires public schools to develop an IEP for every student with a disability who is found to meet the federal and state requirements for special education. The IEP must be designed to provide the child with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The IEP refers both to the educational program to be provided to a child with a disability and to the written document that describes that educational program. Important factors in developing an IEP include: assessing students in all areas related to the suspected disability(ies), considering access to the general curriculum, considering how the disability affects the student’s learning, developing goals and objectives that make the biggest difference for the student, and ultimately choosing a placement in the least restrictive environment. Below are important facts that parents with a special needs child should know. What Parents Should Know About IEPs The IDEA 2004 requires that an IEP must be written according to the needs of the individual student and it must include the following: ■ The child’s present levels of academic and functional performance. ■ Measurable annual goals, including academic and functional goals. ■ How the child’s progress toward meeting the annual goals are to be measured and reported to the parents. ■ Special education services, related services

and supplementary aids to be provided to the child. ■ Schedule of services to be provided, including when the services are to begin, the frequency, duration and location for the provision of services. ■ Program modifications or supports provided to school personnel on behalf of the child. ■ Explanation of any time the child will not participate along with non-disabled children. ■ Accommodations to be provided during state and district assessments that are necessary to the measuring child’s academic and functional performance. As a parent of a child with disabilities or special gifts, you may find yourself thrown into the role of an “advocate.” At times, you will be talking with your child’s teacher, or team, about placement, a teaching strategy, or your child’s difficulties in the classroom. Here are 10 questions that you can ask yourself before your child’s IEP team meets to create, or modify, an IEP for your child. 1. What does my child do well? And what does my child struggle with? 2. What are my long-range goals for my son or daughter? 3. What skills would increase the independence of my son or daughter? 4. What do I want the school to do for my child? 5. What particular things do I want the school to report to me about? 6. What should I know to be able to support my child’s progress at school and at home? 7. How and when are good times for the school to contact me when this is necessary? 8. What if there is an emergency or crisis? 9. How can I communicate with the school? Should I send notes? Who and when should I call? 10. What information should I give to the school on an ongoing basis? Here are questions students can ask themselves and share their response with their parents to ensure appropriate support services and educational modifications are made for their learning experience. ■ What am I good at doing? ■ What is hard for me to do? ■ What do I like to do? ■ What do I want to accomplish right now? What skills will I need? How might I get them? What help will I need? ■ What works well for me in class? Am I having any problems? ■ What do I want to be when I grow up? Remembering Parent Involvement in Your Child’s Education Will Equal Your Child’s Success in School. Parents should not wait for schools to tell them how their children are doing. Families who stay informed about their children’s progress at school have higher-achieving children. To keep informed, parents can visit the school or talk with teachers on the telephone. Return notes to school that are sent home from the teacher. Get to know the names of your children’s teachers, principals and counselors. Parents can also develop ways to get more involved with schools, from establishing a homework hotline, volunteering on school planning and decision-making committees, helping create family resource centers, serving as mentors and volunteers on field trips and at school events. This year can be the best year ever with just a little preparation. Remember, if you have any questions concerning educational issues in this area, you can contact your local School Liaison Officer (SLO). The SLOs sole purpose is to ensure that parents and students transition into a new school as smoothly as possible. Now is a good time to review some of the informational resources available to military families that SLOs have available for you. Don’t delay ... give them a call today. Marian Denise Leverette is the Navy’s Mid-Atlantic Regional School Liaison Officer for Fleet and Family Readiness, Child and Youth Programs. She has been assisting Navy families as a School Liaison Officer for the Hampton Roads area for over five years. Contact her at 322-2679, or by email at marian.leverette@navy.mil.

You know the commercial. It is the one where mom and dad are walking through the aisles of an office supply store and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” is playing in the background as they dance from binders to pencils to calculators. Well, it is only funny because it is true. As we shopped for our school supplies this weekend, you could almost see the inner me doing cartwheels and back handsprings! Don’t get me wrong. I love my kids with all my heart and soul, but at some point, we all need our space! If you have reached that point, like I have, then please enjoy the top reasons I am looking forward to back-to-school! ■ There is only so much boy conversation and 34-year-old mom can take with a 6-year-old. On one hand, I cherish the moments he wants to snuggle and talk about how much he loves me. On the other, I have learned all there is to learn about Lego Hero Factory. Stormer, Toxic Repa and Black Phantom are not invited to my first school morning breakfast with my bestie! ■ My brain can no longer take the intense “negotiations” that occur around the clock with a girl at the end of her terrible two’s/three’s. I imagine it is worse than getting a bill passed in Congress … and at least they pretty much get to declare vacation when they want! ■ Workouts become mine again! Taking my kids to workout with me in the mornings meant my WOD’s (workout of the day) were taking some serous hits! Does it make me a bad mommy that I am worried about the 30 seconds that will be added to my time while trying to complete Overhead Squats cause I needed to stop and get the girl to the bathroom? Don’t answer that. Note: For some reason she has a problem getting there every other time, but never misses a potty moment when I am working out! ■ HGTV! Just saying. I want one half hour of my day to watch HGTV. With the kids home in the morning, and me working at night, it doesn’t happen in the summer time! ■ A clean house! I read once this summer that trying to clean a house with kids in it is like trying to brush your teeth while eating Oreo’s. Truth! I always have time for the kitchen, but not my room. So, um, yeah you may not be able to walk in it right now and it could totally end up on “Hoarders.” I know that, as soon as they start, I will be missing our lazy mornings on the porch swings and laughing hysterically at something silly over lunch. Maybe I am just trying to cope with time flying by so fast. I try not to complain because I know my hubs wishes he didn’t miss so many of these moments. For now, let’s just say milspouse moms and dads need some “me time” and thank goodness school gets us a few of those. With that, thank you teachers! You do amazing things for our kids (and us). So, tag, you’re it!

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.martinez@wtkr.com.


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Safely share the road with school buses lights to warn drivers they will be making a stop, and red flashing lights and an extendable stop sign tell drivers to stop. Yellow does not mean go faster, it means slow down. By David Silvey Be aware of your surroundings AlliedBarton Security Services and always come to a complete stop. Do not continue driving According to the American until the lights have turned off School Bus Council (ASBC), and the sign is pulled in. school buses are designed to be safer than passenger ve- Passing a School Bus hicles in avoiding crashes and It is illegal to pass a school preventing injury. Today, as bus on the right side of the road compared to years ago, school because you cannot be aware buses are built with safety in of where the bus needs to stop mind. In fact, a study by the to load or unload. Always wait U.S. Department of Transpor- for the bus to move to the right tation states that children are lane, or stay a safe distance safer riding the bus to and from behind it. Additionally, it is ilschool than being driven in a legal in all 50 states to pass a car by an adult. When you are school bus that is stopped to sharing the road with school load or unload children. It is buses, follow these tips. vital that you stop your vehicle at least 10 feet away from the Yellow/Red Flashing Lights school bus to allow for riders to School buses have yellow enter and exit safely.

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Railroad Crossings In most states, it is required that school buses stop at all railway crossings. Be alert when a crossing is ahead and a school bus nearby so that you can stop as well. Divided Highways You must always stop for flashing red lights, however, most states do not require drivers to stop when on the opposite side of a divided highway. Use extreme caution if you are in this situation as passengers may be trying to cross in that area, especially if there is a crosswalk.

Watch for Children Waiting for the Bus As the driver, you are responsible for keeping an eye on the road and on children waiting for the bus. Come to a complete stop at all stop lights Buses Need Turning Space and stop signs, drive slowly Just like trucks, buses have near bus stops and watch for a wide turning radius. Re- children crossing the road. member to provide them with ample turning space so they Slow Down can maneuver easily on the Use caution if you are drivroad. ing in residential areas and

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Local School Liaison Officer attends PTA Day at White House Press Release JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Public Affairs

ALEXANDRIA,VA.

Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLCFS) School Liaison Officer (SLO), Vernell B. Kilpatrick, travelled to the nation’s capital last week as part of a group of parents and education advocates for an all-day meeting with White House and federal government leaders on education and other topics facing children. Kilpatrick, a member of the Military Family Support Committee of the National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Board of Directors, was invited

to the White House for a special event and policy briefing, Aug. 10. “It was an absolute honor to be at the White House last week to discuss a topic as important as our nation’s students,” she said. “Our local community understands that investing in our children, is investing in our future, and that the time for education reform is now. I was proud to convey that message to White House and Department of Education leaders in Washington and through my work with the PTA.” Dozens of White House and federal government leaders were in attendance, including: White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, Director of the White House Domestic Policy

Our local community understands that investing in our children, is investing in our future.” - Vernell B. Kilpatrick Council Cecilia Muñoz, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Valerie Jarrett, Chief of Staff to the First Lady Tina Tchen, and Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Education Jim Shelton. In addition to the policy briefing, Kilpatrick also attended a special event where 12 PTA members were recognized as White House Champi-

ons of Change for their work in improving the lives of children through involvement in PTA and education. “As parents, both President Obama and I have so much respect for the work parents do as PTA leaders,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in a video. “In Washington, we aim to be a supportive partner with states, school districts

and schools, but we know that the real success for students happens because of the support that PTA members and teachers provide.” “National PTA is honored that the White House and U.S. Department of Education chose to recognize our members for their work,” said National PTA President Betsy Landers. “Grassroots PTA members are the lifeblood of our association, and they champion for children every day. There are millions of unsung heroes nationwide making a difference in the lives of all children, not just their own. Through the work that they do, they are helping to ensure that our country’s best days lie ahead.”

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USS Constitution sails for ďŹ rst time since 1997 By MC2 Kathryn E. Macdonald USS Constitution Public Affairs

CHARLESTOWN, MASS.

USS Constitution departed her berth from Charlestown, Mass., Aug. 19, to set sail for the ďŹ rst time since 1997, during an underway demonstration commemorating Guerriere Day. The underway honored the 200th Anniversary of Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decisive victory over the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812, marking the ďŹ rst time a United States frigate defeated a Royal Navy frigate at or nearly equal size. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also the battle in which Constitution earned her famous nickname â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Ironsides.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I cannot think of a better way to honor those who fought in the war, as well as celebrate Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successes during the War of 1812, than for the ship to be under sail,â&#x20AC;? said Cmdr. Matt Bonner, Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 72nd Commanding OfďŹ cer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The event also ties our past and present by having the ship not only crewed by the outstanding young men and women who make up her crew, but also the 150 chief petty ofďŹ cer [CPO] selectees who join us for their Heritage Week.â&#x20AC;? More than 150 CPO selectees and CPO mentor chiefs assisted Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew in setting sails. CPO selectees participated in Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual CPO Heritage Weeks, a week-long training cycle divided by two weeks that teaches selectees time-honored maritime evolutions, such as gun drills, line handling and setting sails. The training is also designed to instill pride

I cannot think of a better way to honor those who fought in the war, as well as celebrate Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s successes during the War of 1812, than for the ship to be under sail.â&#x20AC;? - Cmdr. Matt Bonner

â&#x2013; shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history Constitution is the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855, much like the mission of todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Navy â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Navy: Keeping the sea free for more than 200 years.â&#x20AC;? in naval heritage in the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s senior enlisted leadership. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a boatswainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mate,â&#x20AC;? said Chief (sel.) Boatswainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mate (SW) Michael Zgoda, assigned to USS Ingraham (FFG 61). â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the foundation of my rate. Being able to learn from a variety of genuine chiefs and their different perspectives on leadership is overwhelming and important to the chief petty ofďŹ cer transition. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m extremely honored to be a part of the group that can say they sailed the USS Constitution.â&#x20AC;? The ship got underway at 9:57 a.m. with tugs attached to her sides and 285 people aboard, including special guests, such as the 58th, 59th, 62nd and 65th former Commanding OfďŹ cers of Constitution; Rear Adm. Richard

Breckenridge, Commander, Submarine Group Two; Rear Adm. Ted Branch, Commander, Naval Air Forces Atlantic; Vice Adm. William French, Commander, Navy Installations Command; Capt. Thomas Hudner, Jr. (ret.), a Medal of Honor recipient; and Dr. Phil Budden, Britainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Consul General to New England. At 10:27 a.m., Budden and Bonner tossed a wreath into the ocean to honor and remember Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s battle with the HMS Guerriere. When the ship arrived at President Roads, a body of water of Boston Harbor, the crew then set three sails from Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main, mizzen and fore masts, and at 12:25 p.m., she detached from her tugs and sailed West under her own power for 17 minutes. She sailed at a maximum speed of 3.1 knots, at an average of two knots, and at a distance of 1,100 yards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sail master, I felt a combination of pride and relief that the hundreds of man hours of training and planning over the past year all came together, and we were able to accomplish this goal,â&#x20AC;? said Boatswainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mate 1st Class (SW) Conrad Hunt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m really proud that I can say I was a part of this historic occasion.â&#x20AC;?

Photos by MC1 Andrew Meyers The worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, sails under her own power. This is only the second time in 131 years traveling without help. The last time Constitution sailed was 1997. This exercise commemorates the 200th Anniversary of the Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s victory over the British frigate HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission today is to offer community outreach and education about the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history.

After tugs reattached to Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sides, the ship headed to Fort Independence on Castle Island, where thousands of spectators waited to watch Constitution ďŹ re a 21-gun salute toward the fort at 1:14 p.m. Fort Independence is a state park that served as a defense post for Boston Harbor at one time. Finally, the ship returned to her pier at 2:05 p.m. and everyone departed once the brow was safely set and the ship was clean. Constitution re-opened to the public for tours of the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s history at 4 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, this underway is representative of an incredible amount of work and dedication by not only the crew, but

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be a part of this history.â&#x20AC;? The last time Constitution sailed under her own power was July 21, 1997 to honor the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200th birthday. It was the ďŹ rst time the ship sailed in 116 years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we sailed the ship, it became clear it was a different experience you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have in port,â&#x20AC;? said Lance Beebe, a crew member aboard Constitutionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 1997 sail. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The ship comes alive and you truly understand what she is all about. This new crew [2012 Sailors] just joined a group of crew members [1997 Sailors] that also got to experience Constitution under sail, and they became a signiďŹ cant part of her history as a result.â&#x20AC;?

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Surgical staff members assigned to the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) prep Cpl. Aaron Morice for a surgical procedure before the final surgery of Pacific Partnership 2012.

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Pacific Partnership 2012 (PP12), embarked aboard Military Sealift Command’s hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19), arrived in Apra Harbor on Aug. 20, as it nears the completion of its nearly five-month deployment on the largest annual humanitarian civic assistance HCA mission in the AsiaPacific region. The ship is scheduled to spend four days in Guam, then head to Hawaii before it reaches its homeport of San Diego, Calif. in mid-September. While in Guam, the Mercy will detach personnel and unload equipment that played a critical role in providing medical, dental, engineering and veterinary services to the four host nations of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia during PP12. As a former resident of Guam, the commanding officer of the hospital or Medical Treatment Facility aboard Mercy, Capt. Timothy Hinman, said he enjoyed seeing the reunions that took place on the pier with family members, but will also miss the camaraderie of the many medical staff taking flights back home. “This mission has accomplished a lot in a short amount of time. We built up some very strong bonds with each other and our counterparts in the host nations, and with our foreign military and NGO partners,” said Hinman. “Everyone wel-

Pacific Partnership, an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission, aims to build stronger relationships and develop disaster response capabilities throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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Cmdr. Matthew Provencher, director of surgical services (right), assisted by Capt. Todd Simmonson, perform the final surgery of Pacific Partnership’s 2012 mission aboard the USNS Mercy (T-AH 19).

coming home their service member, or loved one, from Pacific Partnership 2012 can be tremendously proud of what they achieved during this mission.” At the invitation of the host nations, PP12 brought the ex-

pertise of U.S. service members and personnel from 13 partner nation militaries and 23 non-governmental organizations (NGO) to treat and evaluate more than 49,000 people. Numerous academic and

Everyone welcoming home their service member, or loved one, from Pacific Partnership 2012 can be tremendously proud of what they achieved during this mission.” - Capt. Timothy Hinman

professional subject matter expert exchanges took place this year from surgeries, to veterinary care, to culinary and cultural learning. Additionally, 887 surgeries were performed aboard Mercy, or ashore in host nation hospitals; approximately 7,000 animals were treated; 13 buildings were built or refurbished; and 104 community service projects were completed, including donations of 244 pallets of supplies requested by the host nations. PP12 Mission Commander Capt. Jim Morgan said during the closing ceremony in Cambodia that the really important parts about this mission are the professional and cultural exchanges that go on between militaries, governments, health depart-

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Five engineers join ‘Etter-elite’ for electromagnetic railgun advancements By Sierra Jones Office of Naval Research Public Affairs

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Five members of the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun technology team received one of the Navy’s most prestigious achievement awards during a Pentagon ceremony, Aug. 17. The Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition honored the team with the 2011 Dr. Delores M. Etter Top Scientists and Engineers of the Year award, citing the team’s work to significantly advance the EM Railgun launcher technology. The EM Railgun is a longrange weapons system that fires projectiles using electricity instead of chemical propellants. Magnetic fields created by high electrical currents accelerate a sliding metal conductor, or armature, between two rails to launch projects 4,500 to 5,600 miles per hour. “This is an honor,” said Ben McGlasson, a mechanical engineer for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division (NSWC-

DD) and product team lead for the railgun launcher. “To be recognized for our teamwork underscores the Navy’s long-term commitment to developing and maturing this weapons system.” Along with McGlasson, other NSWC-DD railgun honorees include: Cynthia Holland, lead test engineer for the EM Launch Facility; Vanessa J. Lent, deputy lead for EM Weapons Systems Engineering; Jeff A. Polochak, lead for the EM Railgun Pulsed Power Repetitive Fires Development and Testing; and Adam R. Jones, deputy lead for the EM Railgun Projectile Integrated Project Team. “We’ve assembled a highly dedicated and talented team of engineers who have made extraordinary achievements,” said Roger McGinnis, who oversees the innovative naval prototype for ONR’s Naval Air Warfare and Weapons Department. “The EM Railgun provides the Navy with greater steel-on-target accuracy and firepower, but importantly, also affords our warfighters and vessels with improved protections and multi-mission capabilities.” McGinnis credited the team

■ the railgun A high-speed camera captures the first full-energy shots (left) from the Office of Naval Research-funded electromagnetic railgun prototype launcher that was recently installed at a test facility in Dahlgren, Va. The prototype (above) brings advanced material and highpower technologies in a system that now resembles a large-caliber gun.

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Ferguson also visited minesweepers, patrol craft Continued from B1

Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks to American service members with International Security Assistance Forces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20

world, I’m in awe of the Sailors in our Navy today. They are dedicated, devoted and determined to get the job done under any circumstances.” Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 1st Class (AW) Loni Brannon said she enjoyed the visit because many issues important to Sailors were addressed, including how personnel and manpower considerations will be addressed in the future.

Today’s Sailors are the best trained and most dedicated men and women to wear the uniform.” - Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW/SCW) Scott Benning

Ferguson focused on the enlisted retention boards (ERB), perform to serve (PTS) and discussed how Sailors can remain successful in their vocational pursuits in the Navy. “The visit was important because he let us know what was going on in the fleet. He said ‘Big Navy’ is looking out for us and is here to support us, which is good to hear,” said Brannon. “We are here to fight for our freedom and the visit highlights this is what we do.” Ferguson also visited several minesweepers and patrol craft moored in the port of Bahrain. Both platforms are essential to ongoing operations within the 5th Fleet AOR. “We are at a critical junction in this region and it’s important that our Sailors understand they have support back in the United States,” he said. “If you look to our future, we are going to operate more in the Middle East and the Pacific.” He said in five years, the Navy will be about the same size it is right now, about 285 ships. However, the mixture will change to more combat and forward-stationed ships. He also emphasized the Navy will continue to operate within the Chief of Naval Operations’ core tenants: warfighting first, operate forward and being ready, and that a concentrated effort is being placed on naval presence. “I want to thank the Sailors for their professionalism – I want to thank their families for their support,” said Ferguson. “At the very highest levels of the Navy, we are focused on their readiness and preparation. It’s our job to ensure they have the tools they need to do their jobs and that is why I personally came out here, to look them in the eye. They are ready to go.”

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Countey’s narcotics rings run by Taliban as well as other criminal networks Continued from B1 The Afghan government suggested the need for the task force, the colonel said, to reduce corruption so it does not present a “fatal threat” to the viability of the Afghan state. That threat does exist now, the colonel added, and at its heart is the nexus of drugs and the Taliban. The Taliban provide land for farmers to grow poppies, they provide the workers, they tax the product and they provide protection, run the laboratories and then traffic the narcotics, he explained. “To the Taliban, it is key money that they need to operate in the war,” the colonel said. “It is a case of narcotics leaving Afghanistan in exchange for lethal aid coming in.” Van Den Broek likened the situation to insurgents in Colombia using cocaine to fund operations, or the Irish Republican Army using racketeering to pay for arms and bombs. Not all narcotics rings in Afghanistan are run by the Taliban, the colonel said, noting that other criminal networks operate in the country. But the Taliban simply cannot operate without drugs and the money they bring in, he added.

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This, Van Den Broek said, is where his task force gets involved. “There has been progress made in bringing down these networks,” he said. Still, he acknowledged, the threat remains, and he quoted a Taliban

shadow governor as saying, “Where there is poppy, there is Taliban. Where there is no poppy, there is no Taliban.” “We are working to make sure there is no Taliban,” the colonel said.

Army Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, Commander of the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (left) and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 20.

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Sailor home is never far away Continued from B1 derway replenishments (UNREP), where tri-walls, which are large, heavy-duty, cardboard boxes for storage or transport, of mail are flown from an underway replenishment ship to Bonhomme Richard via helicopter. Once the tri-walls are aboard, the mail is sorted and separated by division in the hangar bay. From there, mail orderlies pick up the mail for their respective divisions. When the mail is sorted into divisions, a mail call is announced over the ship’s general announcing system (1MC). If there isn’t enough mail between divisions then the mail is handed out individually. “Sometimes we have letters without a division, so we have to go through a directory and find the in-

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dividual,” said Sharpe. “If it’s a lot of stuff, then we will have an all out mail call.” According to Campbell, the value of a letter can be a nice surprise. Even the possibility, or anticipation, of receiving a letter or care-package from loved ones can build morale and optimism for Sailors aboard. “It is very gratifying knowing that my job plays a huge role in the morale of the Sailors,” said Campbell. “Each time mail call is done, they get a little piece of home and that is priceless.” A new initiative in the United States Navy is the 21st Century Sailor and Marine program. A priority of this initiative and that of the Command Pacific Fleet is to demonstrate the Navy’s value of its Sailors and their families. The Navy strives to create an environment for growth

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old to compete. The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. in Mill Point Park with raft construction. All rafts must be homemade and all rafts will be inspected prior to launching. In addition, all rafts must be human propelled and self-propelled. No power is available and no generators can be used in construction of the rafts. There is a $100 maximum for the amount allowed on building materials and teams must bring receipts – pre-approved household recyclables do not count towards $100 maximum. The first heat of the day is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Teams can be comprised by as many as five people, however, no more than two people

can be on the raft while the rest of the team helps move the raft to the finish line. After the start, the rafts will proceed around the course with each heat being timed. The best times of all heats will go into the final. Cost to enter the 3rd annual Freaky KonTiki is $40 per team up until the day of the event. To register for the event, email info@ freakykontiki.com. Spectators are welcome to come out and join the fun free-of-charge. There will be live music in Mill Point Park, as well as food and libations available for purchase from Noon to 6 p.m. For additional information about the Freaky Kon-Tiki river raft race, call 727-6348.

■ freaky facts What: 3rd annual Freaky Kon-Tiki When: Aug. 26 Where: Mill Point Park, 100 Eaton St., Hampton Schedule: • 9:30 a.m. – Float building begins • Noon to 6 p.m. – Live music in Mill Point Park, food and libations available for purchase • 1:30 p.m. – First heat begins Cost: $40 to enter, free for spectators

For a complete list of rules for building your raft, visit www.freakykontiki.com

Norfolk Latino Music Festival ready to heat up the downtown waterfront NORFOLK

Courtesy photo A long-time favorite in Los Angeles, Susie Hansen and her band play more than 150 live performances every year, including events such as the Playboy Jazz Festival, Fiesta Broadway, San Jose Jazz Festival and Newport Beach Jazz Festival.

The 12th annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Music Festival will heat up the Downtown Norfolk waterfront on Aug. 25, from 5 to 10 p.m., in Town Point Park along the Elizabeth River. The party sizzles with hot Latin sounds and features the largest outdoor dance floor in Hampton Roads. The high-energy festival is produced by Norfolk Festevents Ltd. and is free and open to the public. Get your merengue on as the Norfolk Latino Music Festival boasts regional and national acts taking the stage as the sun sets along the Elizabeth River. Feast on a variety of authentic Latin favorites, including: pitas, pescado, Cuban sandwiches, yucca fries, fresh local seafood and more. Wash it all down with adult and non-alcoholic beverages, frozen non-alcoholic piña coladas. The Norfolk Latino Music Festival is a great opportunity to introduce friends and family to traditional Latin rhythms, dance and food. This year’s festival hosts national headliner, the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Popular in the Los Angeles scene, violinist Hansen and her band are celebrating their 20th Anniversary as well as the release of their third CD, “Representante de la Salsa.” Hansen and her band play Afro-Cuban salsa

■ festival facts What: 12th annual AT&T Norfolk Latino Music Festival When: Aug. 25, 5 to 10 p.m. Where: Town Point Park, Norfolk Admission: Free

and Latin jazz, and they have really cranked up the dance energy for their new recording. A favorite in Los Angeles for many years, the Susie Hansen Latin Band has performed to hundreds of thousands of people. They get the audience up and moving. “It’s a sizzling, swinging salsa band,” said Phil Elwood of the San Francisco Examiner. “Hansen can solo as if her bow was afire. The whole room was jumpin’ for joy.” Her music combines hard-driving salsa in Spanish and English, traditional Cuban charanga and the influence of

straight-ahead jazz. Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times said, “Hansen was a ball of energy, creating an atmosphere of high voltage excitement.” Their music appeals to audiences of all ages and all ethnic backgrounds. Hansen and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, typical Cuban charanga music and great salsa and cha cha cha in English. Their music also includes the popular Latin dance styles of cumbia, merengue and bolero. The salsa vocals are authentic and improvisational. The band is truly a crowd pleaser with its rhythmic energy and drive. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Coolers, food and soft drinks are permitted. No alcohol or glass is permitted; food and alcohol will be available for purchase during the festival. A portion of the beverage sales benefits Kiwanis Club of Grafton. Kiwanis is an organization in service of children and people in need in our community, our country and around the world. The donation proceeds will help fund Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts camp grants. For more information about the Norfolk Latino Music Festival, visit www. festevents.org, or call 441-2345.

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Calendar For a complete list of events in Hampton Roads or to submit your own, visit www.flagshipnews.com/calendar

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Salute to Veterans tour ■ When: Aug. 25 - 26 ■ Where: Chesapeake

Regional Airport, Horizon Aviation FBO, 2801 Airport Rd., Chesapeake ■ For more information, contact: Scott Maher at (918) 340-0243, or smaher@libertyfoundation.org The Liberty Foundations 2012 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in the Norfolk area at the Chesapeake Regional Airport. On display will be the famous Boeing B-17 “Memphis Belle” and the rare Curtiss P-40E “Warhawk” fighter aircraft. The aircraft will be open to the public, and available for flights and ground tours. Visit www.libertyfoundation.org.

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Tidewater Volleyball, Pro Footvolley partner for Big Money tournament VIRGINIA BEACH

Night of Expressions ■ When: Aug. 23, 6 to 8 p.m. ■ Where: NAVSTA Norfolk, Wind & Sea, Bldg. ■ For more information, contact: 444-1216

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Calling all poets, singers, rappers, dancers and musicians. Showcase your talent. Open to active duty and one guest 18 or older.

Back-to-School is Cool Carnival ■ When: Aug. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ■ Where: JEB Fort Story Youth Center ■ For more information, contact: 444-1216

Free admittance. Face painting, music, games, food and drinks. Come celebrate back to school with us. Open to kindergarten through grade 12 children.

Top professional beach volleyball players will battle it out for Tidewater Volleyball’s $10,000 Big Money at the 50th annual Coastal Edge (CE) ECSC, from Aug. 24 - 26. Tidewater Volleyball is partnering with the national touring series Pro Footvolley Tour, which will be erecting a stadium for its 2012 Pro Footvolley Tour Virginia Beach Open. Expect amazing high-flying volleyball and footvolley within the stadium. Tidewater Volleyball’s Big Money will consist of a 32-team pro division, as well as amateur divisions for all skill levels in men’s, women’s and co-ed 2’s. On Aug. 26, co-ed 4’s, 6’s and junior divisions will be contested. A beach volleyball skills camp will be offered on Aug. 24. The winners of the men’s and women’s pro divisions win airfare and lodging to the Volley America’s Nationals in

■ who will be playing Tidewater Volleyball’s Big Money will consist of a 32-team pro division, as well as amateur divisions for all skill levels in men’s, women’s and co-ed’s.

Clearwater, Fla., Oct. 27 - 28, and double points in the Volley America $25,000 Grand Prix. For more information about the tournament and online registration, visit Tidewater Volleyball’s website at www.playtva.org. Pre-registration is required for the pro division. The Pro Footvolley Tour, which began touring nationally in 2011, included a stop in Virginia Beach in that inaugural series. Floridians Nelson “Paraguayan Assassin” Santa Cruz and AJ Mendonca are expected to defend their title. Matches begin Saturday, with the finals held late Sunday afternoon. “We are pleased to have Tidewater Volleyball back at the 2012 CE ECSC,” said George Alcaraz, general manager.

“This year’s Big Money and the 2012 Pro Footvolley Tour Virginia Beach Open is an exciting start to their vision in making the CE ECSC into one of the largest joint volleyball/footvolley festivals in the country.” “We are excited to return to Virginia Beach, which is the nicest beach in the Mid-Atlantic Region,” said Sergio Menezes, CEO Pro Footvolley Tour. “[Their] commitment to our tour and to grass roots volleyball is what made all this come together. Combining forces and joining this massive surf festival makes total sense to everyone. Also, we are doing free footvolley clinics all week leading up to the event. We are super pumped.”

Run with the Chiefs 5K ■ When: Aug. 24, 8:30 a.m. ■ Where: NAVSTA Norfolk, N-24 Gym ■ For more information, contact: 444-2276

Open to active duty, retirees, reservists, eligible family members and DoD civilians.

Dolphins show off their natural antics to spectators on Virginia Aquarium boat trips VIRGINIA BEACH

Movie Night at the Pool: ‘The Lorax’ ■ When: Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m. ■ Where: NNSY, Scott Center Annex Pool ■ For more information, contact: 953-7108

Floats provided for first 15 people to arrive. Patio seating available. Open to the first 25 people to sign up.

2012 Navy Concert: Kansas ■ When: Aug. 24, 7 p.m. ■ Where: JEB Little Creek-Fort Story ■ For more information, contact: 462-4320

Free and open to the public. Gates will open at 5 p.m. Fireworks following the concert.

Law Enforcement Career Recruitment ■ When: Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to Noon ■ Where: Bldg. U-93 NAVSTANOR ■ For more information, contact: Diane

Recent reports from the Virginia Aquarium Dolphin Watching Boat Trip staff and guests reveal that the beloved, seasonal Atlantic bottlenose dolphins are providing quite a show. The boats depart several times daily – weather permitting – from the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet. Guests enjoy a 90-minute ride along the Virginia Beach coast. Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center stafferAlexis Rabon, who has been educating boat guests for four seasons, said that even she has been impressed with the dolphin sightings this past week. “Just yesterday, we saw an estimated 70 dolphins and the sightings were nearly constant throughout the entire hour and a half,” she said. “There was a lot of activity. We saw them riding along with the boat at the wake and the bow, breaching, and slapping their tails. Many of the dolphins were juveniles.” TheAquarium Dolphin Watching Boat Trips, which now run daily, are available

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beyond Labor Day through Oct. 8. Boat schedules are available on the Aquarium’s website, www.VirginiaAquarium. com, or by calling 385-FISH. Tickets are sold at the Virginia Beach Fishing Center at Rudee Inlet (200 Winston Salem Ave.) prior to departure.

The cost is $21 per adult ages 12 and up, and $15 per child 4 -11 years old. Discount ticket vouchers can be purchased with Aquarium admission. The vouchers must be traded for tickets at least 30 minutes prior to boat departure. Vouchers are $18 per adult and $13 per child.

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Methella Green at 444-6089 FFSC’s Transition Assistance Program offers a Law Enforcement Career Recruitment Event with the following participating agencies: United States Secret Service; Norfolk Police and Sheriff Departments; Virginia Beach Police and Sheriff Departments; Newport News Police and Sheriff Departments; Hampton Police and Sheriff Departments; Virginia State Trooper; Richmond Police Department; Prince William County Police Department; Raleigh Police Department; Henrico Police Department and more. Open to all with base access.

Armed Forces Red, White and Blue 5K ■ When: Sept. 15, 8:30 a.m. ■ Where: Naval Weapons Station Yorktown-Cheatham

Annex CAX Gym more information, contact: 229-6511

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Registration and entry fees are: Military (active and reserve) free through Aug. 31, $10 after Aug. 31; all others: $20 through Aug. 31, $25 after. Entry forms postmarked by Aug. 24 will be guaranteed a T-shirt. You can also register online at www.active.com, fax the form to 29-2047, or email the form to walker@ williamsburgcc.com.

School physicals at Naval Medical Center and branch clinics PORTSMOUTH

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), and its branch clinics, are offering school physicals for children who need them as a requirement to start school. TRICARE beneficiaries under age 21 are eligible. Parents may call their child’s Medical Home Port team, or (866) 645-4584, to set up an appointment for the physical. Naval Branch Health Clinic Oceana is also offering a school physical “rodeo” on Aug. 25 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Students can come to the clinic on a walk-in basis – no appointment is needed for the “rodeo” – but must bring their military I.D. card, physical forms and immunization record. Patients ages nine and older should not to eat or drink anything other than water after midnight. This is due to labs that may need to be drawn. Necessary medications may be taken.


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■ 2012 enhancements Enhancements include: a new exterior color, a new 20-inch wheel design for the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package, and a shift of the quilted leather climate-controlled front seats to the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package.

Infiniti FX offers an aggressively unique approach to high-end crossover market By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation

Developed as a showcase of Infiniti’s design and technology leadership, the second-generation Infiniti FX offers exceptional levels of power, refinement, safety and driving exhilaration. Along with its dramatic, aerodynamic body structure and sporty FM (Front Midship) platform, the 2012 FX is offered in four models: FX50 AWD, FX35 AWD, FX35 RWD and the FX Limited Edition. Also offered is a range of special equipment packages, Premium Package, Deluxe Touring Package, Technology Package and Sport Package. The Infiniti FX enters the 2012 model year with a revised front grille and front fascia design, revised meter illumination, standard heated front seats on all models and the addition of the new Limited Edition FX35 AWD model. Based upon the FX35 All-Wheel Drive model, the Limited Edition features an available exclusive Iridium Blue exterior color, 21-inch 10-spoke aluminum-alloy graphite finish wheels with P265/45R21 Vrated all-season tires, dark-tinted headlights with Adaptive Front lighting System (AFS) and auto-leveling, and dark-tinted side air vents and lower door trim. Other Limited Edition features include: aluminum roof rails and roof rail crossbars with graphite finish, aluminum pedals, graphite floor mats with unique blue piping, Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System, Around View Monitor (AVM) and much more. Other 2012 enhancements include: a new exterior color, Graphite Shadow (replaces Platinum Graphite), a new 20-inch wheel design for the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package, and a shift of the quilted leather climate-controlled front seats to the FX35 Deluxe Touring Package from the Premium Package. Power for the FX crossover is generated by a choice of two impressive prime movers – the silky-smooth VQ35HR 3.5L V6 or the robust VK50VE 5.0L V8. Both engines are paired with a standard 7-speed automatic transmission featuring Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). The FX is also offered with Intelligent All-

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Wheel Drive (standard FX35 Limited Edition and FX50), double-wishbone front/multi-link rear suspension along with available Continuous Damping Control (CDC), Rear Active Steer, Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA) and 21inch lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels. As a showcase of Infiniti’s groundbreaking technology capabilities, the FX offers available Intelligent Brake Assist (IBA), Distance Control Assist (DCA), Intelligent Cruise Control (Full-Speed Range), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), and the Around View Monitor (AVM) – which provides a virtual 360-degree view of objects around the vehicle, helping to maneuver it in tight spots. The Infiniti FX’s interior includes a command center-style cockpit designed to enhance the driving experience. The leatherappointed front seats offer 10-way driver’s side/8-way passenger side power adjustments and are available with a heating and cooling function for maximum comfort in any season. Heated front seats are now standard on all FX models. The available driver’s sport seat adds power-adjustable side bolsters and a manual thigh extension. The high-tech interior design includes an Infiniti signature double-wave instrument panel and Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges. For

2012, meter illumination adds a more pronounced white appearance. Also available is an automatic driving position system, which moves the steering wheel and outside mirrors adaptively into the correct position when the seat is adjusted – allowing the driver to change the seat position and keep the same mirror viewpoint and relationship between the steering column and driver’s shoulder position. The FX interior’s array of comfort and convenience equipment ranges from a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob to dual front and rear cupholders, four 12-volt power outlets, power windows with front one-touch auto-up/down function, power door locks and available tonneau cover and aluminum pedal accents.

2012 Infiniti FX crossover ■ FX35: Wheelbase – 113.6; overall length – 191.3; width – 75.9; height – 65.0. ■ FX50: Wheelbase – 113.6; overall length – 191.3; width – 75.9; height – 66.1 (all vehicle measurements are in inches). ■ Engine: 3.5L V6 – 303 hp at 6,800 rpm and 262 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,800 rpm; 5.0L V8 – 390 hp at 6,500 rpm and 369 lbs.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. ■ Transmission: seven-speed automatic with manual shift mode and adaptive shift control. ■ EPA Fuel Economy: 3.5L V6 – 16 city/23 hwy. (RWD), 16 city/21 hwy. (AWD); 5.0L V8 – 14 city/20 hwy. ■ Cargo capacity: 62.0 cubic feet. ■ Payload capacity: 1,213 lbs. ■ Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs. ■ Safety features: Dual front airbags, front seat mounted side-impact airbags, dual head curtain side-impact airbags, four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock, electronic brake force distribution, brake assist, traction control, vehicle dynamic control, vehicle security system, front fog lights, Infiniti Intelligent Key, remote keyless entry, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, high-strength side-door guard beams, automatic power door locks and tire pressure monitoring system. FX35 Limited Edition adds adaptive front lighting system, HomeLink universal transceiver and around view monitor with front/rear sonar system. FX50 adds Bi-Xenon high intensity headlamps, navigation system and rearview monitor. Optional safety features include: intelligent brake assist with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane departure prevention, full speed range intelligent cruise control, distance control assist, first aid kit and rain-sensing front windshield wipers. ■ Warranty: Basic – 4-year/60,000 mile; Powertrain – 6-year/70,000 mile; Corrosion – 7-year/unlimited; Roadside Assistance – 4-year/unlimited. ■ Pricing: The base Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price for the 2012 Infiniti FX crossover starts from $43,700 for the FX35 RWD up to $59,800 for the FX50 AWD. Destination charges add $950.

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Chief Mass Communication Specialist Johnnie Robbins (left), Ens. Brendan Cordial and Lt. Megan Shutka participate in a Remembrance Half Marathon in the ship's gym aboard the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7). Sailors aboard Iwo Jima ran or biked a 13-mile half marathon, in conjunction with runners in Virginia Beach, to remember the 31 SEAL team members and special operations forces lost on Aug. 6, 2011.

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Coronado Sailors receive ďŹ tness insight By MC3 Carla Ocampo Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

CORONADO, CALIF.

Naval Base Coronadoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ tness center, in conjunction with Morale, Welfare and Recreation, held an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask the Trainerâ&#x20AC;? event, Aug. 15, where Sailors had the opportunity to speak with certiďŹ ed ďŹ tness specialists. The ďŹ tness specialists provided oneon-one counseling, answered questions and spoke about the different programs available for Sailors seeking to improve their ďŹ tness and Physical Readiness Test (PRT) score. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of times we may seem unapproachable or busy teaching a class, so this event provides the opportunity for Sailors to reach out to us and ask questions,â&#x20AC;? said Max Paat, a ďŹ tness instructor. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can answer anything from

how to improve your PRT score to how to simply do an exercise correctly. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re here to provide guidance.â&#x20AC;? With the Navyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PRT this fall, Sailors were able to get an idea of how to prepare to not only meet, but exceed standards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Physical ďŹ tness is a change in lifestyle â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we can help,â&#x20AC;? said Paat. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sailors can attend different classes and sign up to work with one of our trainers. There are many things Sailors can do. They just need to take advantage of the opportunities.â&#x20AC;? For Sailors looking to start a diet and workout plan, this was an opportunity to learn about programs like the Navy Operational Fitness and Fueling Series (NOFFS), a program to keep Sailors ashore and aďŹ&#x201A;oat in top physical condition. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve heard about NOFFS, but never

knew what it was really about,â&#x20AC;? said Information Systems Technician Seaman Brianna Indorato, an event attendee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the instructors showed me the booklet and explained how I can incorporate it into my workout plan.â&#x20AC;? According to ďŹ tness instructor Jemma Salas, asking questions is very important in ďŹ tness, because what works for one person may not work for another person. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can provide proper guidance according to your body and goals,â&#x20AC;? said Salas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ask questions to learn and ask question to avoid injuries.â&#x20AC;? MWR offers numerous classes that promote proper nutrition, exercise, running and swimming techniques, weight training and goal assessment, as well as motivation. Mock PRTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s can be held throughout the classes to allow participants to monitor their improvement.

Roosevelt opens three gyms aboard during renovation overhaul By MC3 Andrew Sulayao USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Public Affairs

NEWPORT NEWS

USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) (TR) Supply Department opened three newlyrenovated gyms aboard, Aug. 3, allowing TR Sailors the convenience and ability to exercise while the ship continues its mid-life overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News. The gyms consist of two cardio rooms, one forward and one aft, consisting of brand-new treadmills and cardio bikes, and a weight room consisting of free weights and weight-training equipment. Newport News Shipbuilding aided the gymsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; reconstruction by using cranes to transport exercise equipment aboard TR. TRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supply Department then assembled the machines inside the three gyms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a lot of sweat,â&#x20AC;? said TRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ t boss, Marley Oldham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sailors from Supply were putting together the equipment piece-by-piecefrom 100 pound dumbbells up ladderwells to craning in

equipment ... and it was not easy. I hope TR takes pride in their gyms and is excited to have brand-new equipment.â&#x20AC;? Sailors who have anticipated the arrival of the shipâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gyms are happy to begin adding the TRâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new amenity to their workout regimens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s exciting to see these new gyms,â&#x20AC;? said Aviation Boatswainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mate (Handling) 3rd Class Daniel Silva, a member of the 2012 All-Navy Boxing team assigned to TR. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You can see the ship working hard to have everything, from the gyms to the mess decks, and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happening slowly but surely. Now that there are gyms, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no excuse for Sailors to not work out at TR.â&#x20AC;? The addition of the gyms will improve life aboard TR for the next 25 or more years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited for the gyms to be opened,â&#x20AC;? said Oldham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There will be new Smith machines, cardio cinema (where a television is added to a treadmill) and a functional ďŹ tness program coming soon. We wanted to give our Sailors the opportunity to exercise if they want to.â&#x20AC;?

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APP HELPS PUT FINANCES IN YOUR HAND By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON

Financial planners often talk about â&#x20AC;&#x153;being smartâ&#x20AC;? when it comes to your ďŹ nances â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where, when and how to save, spend, and invest your money and how to manage your credit. The ins and outs of getting and staying in good ďŹ nancial shape can feel like a full-time job. From buying a house to researching tax breaks to asking about lower interest rates on credit cards or auto

insurance, getting smart about ďŹ nances takes effort. That endeavor can be made easier, however, with a free website and app created especially for military members by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and McGraw Hill Companies. The consumer advocacy groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military division teamed up with the global ďŹ nancial information company to create militaryandmoney.com and its smartphone app â&#x20AC;&#x153;Military & Money,â&#x20AC;? which is available for the iPhone and iPad (Android version will be available

soon). The app is the ďŹ rst ďŹ nancial educational app that provides service members and their spouses easy-to-use and practical money management tips, including tools to reduce debt and maximize savings. Brenda Linnington, wife of Army Gen. Mike Linnington, who commands the Military District of Washington, creates curriculum for the Military Lineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal ďŹ nance workshops, which are given at military bases around the country as part of the Defense Department and servicesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ďŹ nancial readiness outreach.

BBBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Military Line also is a partner in the Kipplinger/BBB Financial Field Manual. Linnington replaced Holly Petraeus last year as MilitaryLineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s director when Petraeus was appointed to head the military division of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Both have worked to ease personal ďŹ nance for service members and their families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want it be laborious kind of thing,â&#x20AC;? Linnington said of the website and app. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can just plug in their numbers, so they have their personal ďŹ nancial situation in palm of their hands.â&#x20AC;? The digital aids came about after the bureau and McGraw Hill separately pledged to help â&#x20AC;&#x153;Joining Forces,â&#x20AC;? the campaign First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Jill Biden created last year to support military families, Linnington said. The campaign fostered the partnership, merg-

ing the bureauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s military ďŹ nancial acumen with McGraw Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s global ďŹ nancial reach. The website and app provide â&#x20AC;&#x153;basic trainingâ&#x20AC;? in personal ďŹ nance with video instructions on budgeting and managing credit. They also offer an â&#x20AC;&#x153;action centerâ&#x20AC;? with a calculator for entering your own ďŹ nancial information to help with building savings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you can set a reminder for regular installments â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and reducing debt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The great thing about the app is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very user-friendly, and it puts that personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ nancial situation in the palm of their hands,â&#x20AC;? said Linnington. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They can have it with them wherever they go.â&#x20AC;? The website and app can help families through the ďŹ nancial shift of deployments and how to ease the burden when combat and hazard pay go away, she noted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That reunion period, as

wonderful as it is, especially during the honeymoon period, also is full of a lot of stressors,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Add in the changes to your ďŹ nancial situation â&#x20AC;&#x201C; now you have less income, your children are getting older and becoming more expensive â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that can cause more stress on an already stressful situation.â&#x20AC;? The website and app are tailored to enlisted members at the E6 level and below, Linnington said, because that is who the bureau found needs it most. Most complaints of ďŹ nancial problems from service members come from the E5 and E6 level, she said. Unlike * junior service members, they â&#x20AC;&#x201C; most in their mid-20s â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are PRACTICAL DENTAL ASSISTING OF VIRGINIA BEACH beginning to develop credit and make enough money to â&#x20AC;˘ AM/PM & Friday classes starting NOW! pay off debt and save. And â&#x20AC;˘ Certified by SCHEV they are starting families. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have more money â&#x20AC;˘ HIGH DEMAND PROFESSION than they had before, but they *Through the MyCAA military program WWW.PRACTICALDENTALASSISTING.COM â&#x20AC;˘ 757.239.0652 also have more expenses and Your DANB certification is transferable to 38 states. theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re getting into larger purYo chases,â&#x20AC;? she said.

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I hope they didn’t take the racing away. The beating, banging and crashing is not the racing that I like.” - Ryan Newman

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Ryan Newman Fans demanded return to pre-2007 configuration to make visit to Busch Gardens SPRINT Trade any Coca-Cola product for a $39 single-day ticket offer CUP POINTS By Rick Minter Universal Uclick

The Sprint Cup Series is racing on several repaved race tracks this season – at Pocono, Michigan and Kansas – all tracks that chose to put down new asphalt because of the deterioration of the existing surfaces. This weekend’s race at Bristol Motor Speedway also will be run on a much different surface, but the changes were made for an entirely different reason. After seeing Bristol’s years-long string of sellouts come to an end, and a sea of empty seats at the race back in March, track owner Bruton Smith decided to redo the top groove, taking away banking and making it less likely that drivers will run up there during the race. The idea was to put the high-banked concrete halfmile oval back like it was before a 2007 reconfiguration that brought about side-by-side racing, but not as much beating and banging as before. Many in the sport say the changes in the racing were due more to the cars than the track, but fans say they wanted the track changed and Smith responded accordingly. Saturday night’s race should provide an indication of whether the track was the problem or not, but the debate likely will continue for years. “I just hope they didn’t screw up the race track,” said Ryan Newman, who holds the track record at Bristol with a lap at 128.709 miles per hour back in 2003. “The racing was different than what we had there in the past because of the tire, to me, not because of the race track.” “I hope that the racing is good. I hope they didn’t take the racing away. The beating, banging and crashing is not the racing that I like. That’s what some of the fans enjoy, but that’s not the racing I like. I like being able to run side by side.” He said the problem with the tires is that they were

too good, in a way. The tires didn’t wear significantly, so speeds didn’t drop off over long stretches of racing. “Your car didn’t fall off, your balance didn’t change and everybody was virtually the same speed,” he said. “We passed and we raced side by side, but it made it difficult to see the guy coming from 10th on new tires to pass the guys that were in the Top-5. It just didn’t happen the way it used to. To me, the tires are the biggest issue when it comes to a place like that.” Carl Edwards, who got his one Bristol win in Sprint Cup back in 2008, is among those taking a “wait-and-see” approach. He did say that since all the changes were to the top groove, it will affect him less than others because he spends most of his time on the bottom anyway. “Who knows what will happen,” said Edwards. “Anytime you change a track like that, there is no telling. It might make it a completely different race, and I guess in the end, that is what they are trying to do. I give credit to Bruton [Smith] and those guys for trying to make the racing as good as they can and not afraid to make changes. I think all of us go there hoping for a really good race.” Brad Keselowski, winner of the past two Sprint Cup races at Bristol, said that no matter how the track is configured, it’s at the top of his list of tracks. “Bristol, to me, is a man’s race track, and I respect that place so much, and I think it takes a level of respect for it, which from day one, the first day I was there and walked in there, I respected it, but I also wanted to win there,” he said. “I wanted to prove to myself and others that I could be the man to win at a man’s racetrack. So, it’s always been a challenge to me, and it’s one that for some reason has taken a piece of me somewhere deep inside and made it rise to the next level ... and I just love it for that reason ... it feels good going there.”

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Coca-Cola Racing Family member and NASCAR driver Ryan Newman is visiting Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Aug. 23, to greet fans and to challenge Verbolten, the park’s automobile-themed roller coaster that opened in May. Newman, the driver of the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans Chevrolet for Stewart-Haas Racing, will visit Busch Gardens for two hours beginning at 5:30 p.m. Fans may see him in the park as he rides Verbolten and enjoys other themepark attractions. He will sign autographs near Das Festhaus in the park’s Oktoberfest village at 6:30 p.m. The first 200 fans to pick up a free wristband at Newman’s No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet show car in Oktoberfest will have an opportunity to meet Newman. Richmond International Raceway (RIR) track president, Dennis Bickmeier, will accompany Newman at the meet and greet. In addition to Newman’s No. 39 U.S. Army Chevrolet show car, fans can also browse the RIR display and pace car. Guests who bring any Coca-Cola product to a Busch Gardens’ ticket window will receive the special $39 single-day ticket offer. This special oneday ticket is valid on Aug. 23 only and is not valid with any other offer.

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Cruickshank is focusing on what really matters By E. Spencer Kyte UFC.com

Every fighter who makes their way onto The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) does so with designs of being the last man standing. They all set out envisioning themselves in the cage with Dana White, being handed the etched glass plate that signifies winning the long-running reality competition, and knowing that their fighting future has just taken a very sizable step in the right direction. Of the 16 fighters who successfully relocate to Las Vegas each season, only one or two get to experience the Hollywood ending they’ve been playing back in their head from the moment they were accepted on the show. Daron Cruickshank’s dream of winning TUF Season 15 came to a screeching halt in the first live fight in Ultimate Fighter history. One of the early favorites following the elimination round, the 27-year-old Michigan native looked for a takedown late in the first round of his matchup with James Vick and ate a knee instead. Being eliminated from the tournament forced Cruickshank to rewrite the script for his stay in Las

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Vegas. No longer part of the ensemble cast of active competitors, the Taekwondo black belt interned on the Team Faber coaching staff instead, helping his teammates prepare for their bouts while soaking up as much knowledge and insight as he could. “When I got out of the tournament, there was almost a release of pressure because I wasn’t in the competition anymore,” said Cruickshank, who entered the house with a 10-2 record and riding a four-

fight winning streak. “When you’re competing, you could possibly fight one of your teammates, so you kind of put up a wall. Being that I was knocked out at the beginning of the tournament, my wall came down and I became really good friends with all the guys. I was just trying to train as much as I could and I almost became a little bit of a coach. I wasn’t able to spar or anything like that, so I started holding mitts for a lot of the guys, just trying to get my teammates ready for their fights. “The biggest part that I would take away from Urijah [Faber] and [the guys at Team Alpha Male] is how mentally tough they are. There is no negativity – everything is positive with them. He might have a bad day at practice, but he doesn’t remember it ... he remembers hitting a few shots. Everything he does he wins in. I was at his house a couple weeks ago just after he lost [to Renan Barao at UFC 149] and he came in happy like, ‘You win some, you lose some. What’s next?’ I’ve tried to pick some of that up from them.” Cruickshank was clearly able to put his early setback behind him by the time the finale rolled around, as he used his superior wrestling to control the action against his Team Cruz

rival Chris Tickle to secure a unanimous decision win. Though it wasn’t the victory he had initially hoped for when he started out on his TUF journey, the man known as “The Detroit Superstar” is continuing to focus on the positives of his experience as he prepares to make his pay-per-view debut against Henry Martinez at UFC 151 on Sept. 1. “This is a huge stage,” Cruickshank said of fighting at the Mandalay Bay on the undercard of a bout headlined by Jon Jones defending the UFC light heavyweight title against Dan Henderson. “The finale fight was almost like fighting in my hometown – it was a small venue and a lot of people came – it was mostly the families of the fighters who were actually at The Palms. Yes, it was UFC and televised and stuff, but now that I know the process – UFC basically takes care of everything – I just have to be on time to all the meetings and stuff, and I’m good. “[Getting a win on the finale] got the ball rolling. I have some momentum going – I’m starting to develop a really good fan base and I just try to feed off that. I’m looking forward to putting on a show for the fans and keep the ball rolling.”

mmaschedule BELLATOR 73 Aug. 24, 8 p.m., MTV2 Featured bouts: Marcos Galvao vs. Luis Nogueira Attila Vegh vs. Travis Wiuff Ryan Martinez vs. Mike Wessel Mike Mucitelli vs. Matt Van Buren UFC 151 Sept. 1, 8 p.m., FX; 10 p.m., PPV Featured bouts: Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson Jake Ellenberger vs. Jay Hieron Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin Dennis Hallman vs. T. Tavares John Lineker vs. Y. Urushitani Danny Castillo vs. M. Johnson UFC 152 Sept. 22, FX and PPV Featured bouts: Joseph Benavidez vs. D. Johnson Michael Bisping vs. Brian Stann Evan Dunham vs. T.J. Grant Matt Hamill vs. V. Matyushenko Charles Oliveira vs. Cub Swanson V. Magalhaes vs. Igor Pokrajac ■ All cards subject to change.


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Premium Rush A New York bike messenger (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left) is given an envelope by a young woman at an uptown Manhattan college and is told he has 90 minutes to deliver it to an address in Chinatown. Complications ensue when a dirty undercover police office (Michael Shannon) appears and demands the envelope on special grounds. The truth, hidden motivations, and the life-and-death stakes on all sides are revealed through a series of flashbacks as the cop and the messenger engage in a length-of-Manhattan chase, racing against time after the messenger discovers the precious nature of the envelope’s slender contents.

Hit and Run Young couple (Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard) risk it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them toward the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past (Bradley Cooper), a federal marshal (Tom Arnold) and a band of misfits.

The Apparition When frightening events start to occur in their home, young couple Kelly (Ashley Greene) and Ben (Sebastian Stan) discover they are being haunted by a presence that was accidentally conjured during a university parapsychology experiment. The horrifying apparition feeds on their fear and torments them no matter where they try to run. Their last hope is an expert in the supernatural (Tom Felton), but even with his help they may already be too late to save themselves from this terrifying force. Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

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‘Madden NFL 13’ connects gamers to NFL like never before “Madden NFL 13” delivers next-generation gameplay today. Powered by the allnew Infinity Engine, true player impact and authentic momentum transfer ensure that no two plays ever look or feel the same. This year, the passing game has been completely revamped, with new features on both sides of the ball. Total Control Passing provides more options than ever and allows quarterbacks to lead receivers away from coverage and into open spaces on the field. Conversely, opportunistic defenders can utilize the new Ball Hawk mechanic to aggressively attack passes in flight and attempt swats and interceptions. Ball Hawk rewards risk-takers with more spectacular defensive plays, but be careful, as missed attempts can lead to wide-open receivers and big plays for the offense. Madden NFL 13 revolutionizes the way sports video game career modes are played with Connected Careers – a completely new and fully connected universe defined by deep gameplay, unique story-

lines and social integration. For the Xbox 360, Kinect integration puts fans at the line making all the calls. Fans can make pre-snap adjustments and audibles on offense and defense with their voice. Changing plays, calling hot routes and making player-specific adjustments can all be handled without a controller, streamlining the process and giving fans a whole new way to attack the opposition. For Nintendo Wii U, get immersed into every game with exclusive features, including streamlined playcalling, pre-snap adjustments and personnel management – all directly from the innovative Wii U Gamepad touchscreen. With cutting-edge Infinity Engine technology, revolutionary Connected Careers and a complete audio and visual overhaul that delivers best in class presentation, Madden NFL 13 is undoubtedly the greatest entry in the franchise’s celebrated history. For more information about Madden NFL 13, visit www.easports.com/madden-nfl.

Madden NFL 13 System: PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U Publisher: Electronic Arts Release Date: Aug. 28 ESRB Rating: Everyone

■ game features • Presentation – NFL broadcasts are some of the most impressive in the world of sports, and that attention to detail is apparent in Madden NFL 13. From the moment players start the game and see the completely redesigned opening, to the 3D booth showcasing new commentators Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, Madden NFL 13 provides the most dynamic, authentic presentation yet. • Gameplay – An enhanced passing system opens up the game like never before with changes to the way quarterbacks, receivers and defenders react to the ball. The new Infinity Engine completely redefines how players interact. • Infinity Engine – The new Infinity Engine brings physicsdriven animation to the Madden NFL franchise, ensuring that no two plays every look or feel the same. Play outcomes are now unpredictable with factors, such as mass, velocity and momentum considered into every play. • Connected Careers – Create your own legacy or relive that of a legend in the all-new Connected Careers. Lead a created player, a current NFL superstar or an all-time great to on-field glory, or prove your personnel and team management skills as a coach.


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D’Angelo ... is there a genius inside? By Rashod Ollison The Virginian-Pilot

I think that’s the thing that got me in a lot trouble – me trying to just be Michael, the regular old me from back in the day, and me fighting that whole sex-symbol thing.” -D’Angelo, in a June profile in GQ magazine

Flash back to the summer of 1995, and mainstream R&B is a predictable place. Uptempo numbers are busy and imbued with a self-conscious hip-hop attitude. Slow jams are grand showcases for vocal gymnastics. Few songs stand out. Then during the first week in July, D’Angelo, the son of a preacher man, drops his debut album, the tentative but often delicious “Brown Sugar,” where hip-hop’s defensive swagger and R&B’s sweet romanticism coalesce. The record allows the Richmond native to become the poster child for “neo-soul.” Six months after it hits the streets, the album goes platinum, with more than a million copies sold. D’Angelo’s sound evokes soul’s holy names – James Brown, Donny Hathaway and definitely Marvin Gaye – who for years haunted D’Angelo’s dreams, the artist later said. At 21, the slight, shy guy with cornrows is already dubbed the savior of soul. Veteran rock critic Robert Christgau calls him “R&B Jesus.” Five years pass before the artist, born Michael Eugene Archer, delivers a follow-up, 2000s brilliantly messy “Voodoo.” The flavorful artistic ideas simmering on the Grammy-winning album are overshadowed by D’Angelo’s new beefcake image, which troubles him. Like many soul greats before him, he eventually spirals out of control, deeply conflicted by his sudden fame and torn between the sacred and profane. He becomes a recluse, chasing his troubles with drugs or drowning them in alcohol. D’Angelo releases no new music during this dark time. Now 12 years later, after embarrassing public arrests and a 2005 car crash that nearly killed him, the singer-musician is working his way back into the spotlight. Ironically, D’Angelo is in the same position he was in when his debut dropped. Mainstream R&B has become a predictable place again, insufferably so, and in need of the rich musicianship D’Angelo reintroduced nearly 20 years ago. But now, at age 38, the artist has been saddled

with the troubled-genius mythology. His self-destructive ways and stories of frustrating start-stop recording sessions have circulated for the past decade, clouding memories of how promising his music once was. D’Angelo’s concerts in Europe a few months back were enthusiastically received. But high-profile stateside appearances in the past month or so have garnered mostly tepid responses. D’Angelo performed elliptical, funkdrunk jams on July 1, during the BET Awards, and the audience was sympathetic, but clearly not moved. The same was true three days later at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans, where the artist was one of the big draws on the main stage. “By and large, the crowd in New Orleans didn’t seem to want him to be the mercurial D’Angelo of Voodoo,” wrote Ben Ratliff of The New York Times. “They wanted the more concise D’Angelo from the mid-90s ... the bringer of funk satisfaction who wrote songs with singalong phrases like ‘Brown Sugar.’” But D’Angelo didn’t deliver a re-creation of his 21-year-old self. Instead, he was “mercurial anyway, thrillingly so,” Ratliff wrote. His concerts brim with intense fragmented music, an extension of the smoked-out grooves of Voodoo. On the BET Awards, and in recent performance clips on YouTube, D’Angelo and his band concentrate on establishing a mood, distilling a fluid improvisational feel inside terse rhythms recalling James Brown and The Meters. The music is at one turn hazy and evasive, then briefly sharp and punchy, but hardly ever concise. Funk and jazz seem to be the main bags from which D’Angelo pulls these days. Seated at the keyboards, or standing at the mic with his guitar, D’Angelo has shifted the focus to his music and not the “sex god” he became during his Voodoo days. In a June profile in GQ magazine, D’Angelo was candid about struggling with the image. “I think that’s the thing that got me in a lot trouble – me trying to just be Michael, the regular old me from back in the day, and me fighting that whole sex-symbol thing,” he said.

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During his hiatus, he reportedly packed more than 100 pounds onto the chiseled physique in the infamous video for “Untitled (How Does It Feel).” D’Angelo has since lost much of that weight and is fully covered on stage. His long overdue third album is in the works. If D’Angelo’s concerts are any indication of his new musical direction, adventurous soul fans who relished the deep rhythmic complexities of Voodoo may be satisfied. But what about the mainstream urban audiences craving something more concise after 12 years of nothing? Perhaps a more ingratiating way to pull fans back is to give them a little more of what they’ve been missing, the familiar, blues-suffused hits from “Brown Sugar.” Then maybe D’Angelo and the band can ease them into the new insular jazz-funk. But he’s diving head first into the mercurial music and expects fans to groove on the nuances. “The stage is our pulpit, and you can use all of that energy and that music and the lights and the colors and the sound,” he said in the GQ profile. “But you know, you’ve got to be careful.” Maybe that’s the big lesson D’Angelo learned ... too much of the inflated image and the Hollywood swingin’ lifestyle distracted him from finding his true voice. Yet, D’Angelo’s artistry hasn’t fully blossomed, at least not on anything he’s released. Insecurity, guilt, fear, shame, pressure from the label, pressure from the fans – it all became too much, and drugs offered an escape until he hit rock bottom. It’s an overly familiar tale, one told so often in pop that it’s long become cliché. If there’s a genius inside, as many critics and fans would like to believe, D’Angelo hasn’t introduced him yet. But unlike numerous troubled soul stars before him, he’s managed to stay alive. D’Angelo is a survivor, resuming the work he should’ve done more than a decade ago. And those still interested are doing more of the same, waiting on the next masterpiece. Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Virginian-Pilot on Aug. 14.

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Willow Lakes $234,900 3 bedroom, 3 bath home well maintained and updated. One-owner, beautifully landscape yard and finish garage. Kathy Macklin 873-6900 or 897-8750

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Boxley Hills $209,900 Immaculate 3 bedroom updated ranch, large family room with fireplace, fenced yard and attach garage. Ginny Gill 873-6900 or 784-889

Colony Pines $199,900 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath well maintained home in desirable Colony Pines. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout and more! Kathy Macklin 873-6900 or 897-8750

Coventry $199,900 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Townhouse with laminate wood in living and dining room, breakfast nook and private patio. Kathy Macklin 873-6900 or 897-8750

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Religious Services JEB Little Creek Chapel JEB FORT STORY Chapel ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 5 p.m., Sat. (fulfills Sunday obligation) 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. , Sun. Fellowship: 10 a.m., Sun. Choir practice: 6 p.m., Tues. Confessions: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sat.

ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 9 a.m., Sun. Bible study: 9:30 a.m., Tues. PROTESTANT Worship service:11 a.m., Sun. Bible study: Noon, Wed.

Naval Station Norfolk PROTESTANT Sun. School : 9 a.m. Sun. (Ages 4 - Adult) AWANA / Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church : 10 a.m., Sun. (Ages 4 - 10) Worship service:10:30 a.m., Sun. Fellowship: 11:30 a.m., Sun. Coffeehouse: 6 p.m., Sun. Bible Study/ Band Practice: 5 p.m., Mon. PWOC: 9:30 a.m., Wed Choir practice: 6 p.m., Wed.

LATTER DAY SAINTS Worship: 11:30 a.m., Sun. (Chapel Annex Classroom 1) Meeting: 7 p.m., Wed. (Chapel Annex Classroom 4) * Nursery care is available Sundays, 10 a.m. - Noon

NWS YORKTOWN CHAPEL Nelson Chapel, 1868 Lafayette Rd., Newport News

ROMAN CATHOLIC Our Lady of Victory Chapel Mass schedule: 11:45 a.m., Wed. 10 a.m., Sun.. PROTESTANT David Adams Memorial Chapel Worship services: 10:30 a.m., Sun. Jewish SABBATH Commodore Levy Chapel (Second Floor Bldg. C7) Sabbath: 730 p.m., Fri. (Sabbath Fellowship Oneg Shabbot Follows) ISLAMIC WORSHIP Masjid al Daâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;wah 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) Services: 1:30 p.m., Fri. Chapels are open daily for prayer.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m., ROMAN CATHOLIC Tues.-Fri. Mass schedule: 8:30 a.m., Sun. 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., Sun. PROTESTANT Worship service:10:30 a.m., Sun.

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PROTESTANT Sun. school: 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship service:10:40 a.m., Sun. Bible study/ 11 a.m., Wed.

ROMAN CATHOLIC Confessions: 4:15 p.m. - Sat. Mass Schedule: 5 p.m. - Sat.

If a selfishly scheming mathematician is chilly, I suppose heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cold and calculating. PROTESTANT Worship service: 9 a.m. - Sun.

contactinfo Norfolk, call 444-7361. JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, call 462-7427. Yorktown, call 887-4711. Oceana, call 433-2871. Dam Neck Annex, call 492-6602. For stories from the Chaplainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Corner, visit www.flagshipnews.com/news/chaplains_corner/


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