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Vol. 21, No. 34 Norfolk, VA | flagshipnews.com | 08.29-09.04.13

CHIEFS, SELECTEES TAKE A 5K ‘RUN WITH THE CHIEFS’

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Chief petty officers (CPO), CPO selectees, family members and Sailors of all ranks from Hampton Roads soaked up some late summer sunshine and fresh air during the 2013 Run with the Chiefs 5K at Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, Aug. 23. NAVSTA Norfolk Morale, Welfare and Recreation officials said more than 3,100 runners participated in its 9th annual 5K fun run. Among the participants were more than 100 USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) chiefs and selectees who found out that the morning was more than team-building and exercise. “This was a great opportunity to meet and network with other chiefs and selectees from the area,” said USS Abraham Lincoln Command Master Chief (SW/SS) Gregg Weber. “This run is also meant to be fun and team-building – we did both.” Retired Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Duane R. Bushey, who served as MCPON from 1988 - 1992, spoke to the gathering. “Chief selectees, what you have discovered today is that being a chief stretches beyond your command or your ship,” he said. “What you will do as chiefs every day will affect the entire Navy. What you do affects all of us.” The message was not lost on Lincoln’s chief selectees. “This day showed me what chiefs can do together and we can accomplish together,” said Chief (select) Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Toby Shoemaker. Among the runners was NAVSTA Norfolks Command Master Chief Tony Adams, who spoke on the significance of

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Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus host 13th annual Chief Petty Officer Heritage Days By MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett Navy Public Affairs Support Element East

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Hampton Roads area Chief Petty Officer (CPO) selectees toured the Battleship Wisconsin as part of CPO Heritage Days, Aug. 20-21, sponsored by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus.

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MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett Chief selectees march from Harbor Park to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus during Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Days.

Navy Sailors and Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2, embarked aboard the Navy’s rescue and salvage ship USNS Grasp (T-ARS-51), found and salvaged a downed F-16 aircraft off the coast of Virginia, Aug. 6-20. The downed aircraft was one of two F-16 fighter jets from the 113th Wing, D.C. Air National Guard that clipped wings mid-air during a routine training mission 35 miles southeast of Chincoteague, Va. on Aug. 1. The other aircraft involved in the incident was able to fly back to Joint Base Andrews in Md. without further incident. The MDSU 2 Area Search Platoon (ASP) 201 departed Virginia Beach on Aug. 6 and began seven days of search operations to find the aircraft. Staging out of Chincoteague Island, Va., the team of six Navy Sailors, led by Chief Operations Specialist William Earp, conducted both towed and autonomous side-scan sonar searches of more than 10 square miles of ocean bottom before locating the F-16 approximately three miles from the point of the mid-air incident. On Aug. 14, the MDSU 2 ASP found and recovered aircraft debris using a remote operated vehicle. With the crash site located, the ASP turned over the operation to Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage (MDS) Company 2-4 who arrived on Grasp after a smallboat transfer. The MDS Company 2-4 divers began surface-supplied diving operations on Aug. 16 and recovered part of the aircraft from the ocean floor by using a basket to raise large pieces of the jet from a depth of 107 feet. The next day, the divers recovered the flight data recorder, commonly referred to as the “black box.” Diving operations ended on Aug. 19 after recovering key debris. The remnants of the aircraft and the flight data recorder are being transferred to Joint Base Andrews for examination by the Air Force’s Safety Investigation Board.

Camp Allen hosts 4th annual OOH-RAH Day Summer Bash By Marine Sgt. Scott McAdam MARFORCOM Public Affairs

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Most people think of Marines as tough, combat-ready, hard-charging individuals, not usually moms and dads playing with their kids and young Marines enjoying barbecue with their buddies, but that was exactly what hap-

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pened at Capt. Slade Cutter Athletic Park during the 4th annual OOH-RAH Day Summer Bash, Aug. 23. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) sponsored the Headquarters and Service Battalion (HQSVCBN) event, providing the service members and their families an opportunity to unwind with some outdoor activities

and chow. “The overall intent is to give all of the Marines, Sailors and civilians in Headquarters and Service Battalion, and all of the outlying areas, an opportunity to get together, let their hair down a little bit and enjoy some fun, sun and relaxation,” said Marine Col. Paul Ryan,

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MC1 Ernesto Hernandez Fonte Divers assigned to Mobile Diving Salvage Unit 2, Company 2-4, clear the side of the ship and are lowered on the diving stage into the water during air surface supplied diving operations off the coast of Virginia.

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Vice Adm. David Dunaway, Commander, Naval Air Systems Command recently toured Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA) Voyage Repair Team (VRT) facilities located onboard Naval Station Norfolk. Dunaway’s visit provided an opportunity for FRCMA leadership to showcase the mission, organization and unique industrial capability of the VRT in support of Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment (ALRE) installed aboard eet aircraft carriers and air capable ships. During the visit, the VRT Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) facilitator provided Dunaway a summary of some of the current process improvement projects that have been developed and implemented within the organization. The scope of these initiatives has enhanced the safety of personnel and equipment, reduced costs and in-process time, and enhanced the organizational responsiveness of the

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Ike celebrates ship’s heritage with 5K run

By MCSN James Veal USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) Public Affairs

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The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) hosted a 5K Heritage Run at Naval Station Norfolk to celebrate 35 years of the ship’s history, Aug. 17. Six Sailors assigned to Ike planned the 5K to strengthen the camaraderie between past and present IKE and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 Sailors. Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Scott Cross, assigned to the ship’s Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance department (AIMD), served as one of the members of the planning committee and came up with the idea. “I originally wanted to do a charitable run, ultimately for the benefit of a worthy cause,” said Cross. “I knew that as a command we were large enough and we had the resources to put that together to make a large event that a lot of people would attend.” Because of the ship’s recent busy schedule, including back-to-back deployments and ongoing preparation for an upcoming extended shipyard period, planning for the event took some time.

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“This is the inaugural IKE Heritage 5K and we knew it was going to be a lot of work to coordinate and pull off,” said Master Chief Avionics Technician Doug Dickinson, AIMD maintenance master chief and the mentor for the planning committee. “Cross and the committee have been actively working this event for six months. I am already excited to start planning for the 2nd annual IKE Heritage 5K to celebrate 36 years of Ike heritage and expect it to be even bigger.” More than 725 past and present Sailors and guests participated in the run, and about 75 Ike Sailors volunteered to contribute to the event’s success. “It feels good to come out and show up all these young guys and finish first,” said Cmdr. Darren T. Jones, the run’s first-place finisher. Cross said that the run was a valuable learning experience about how to set up such an event and how to ensure maximum participation, awareness and enjoyment for the crew. “I would be surprised if we didn’t double it next year,” he said. “What I’d really like is for this to be something that ties any crew member that has ever served on Ike together with all the others.”

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LINCOLN SAILORS PARTICIPATE IN MEMORIAL 8K TRAIL RUN By SN Phylicia Hanson USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

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More than 100 Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) took part in the 8th annual Floyd Carter Memorial 8K Trail Run at the Cheatham Annex in Yorktown, Aug. 16. The Floyd Carter Memorial Trail Run was established after Floyd Carter, a Navy civilian physical fitness trainer, was killed in a car accident eight years ago. “It is a huge honor for us to have Lincoln Sailors here to show their support,” said Donna Wallace, a Navy nutrition-

ist. “Carter would have been thrilled to see this turn out – this run would have made him so happy.” Lt. Mark Rinschler, USS Abraham Lincoln’s “fit boss” informed Sailors of the fitness opportunity. “Seeing this turn out of our Sailors is really encouraging to me,” he said. USS Abraham Lincoln’s newest chief selectees and their sponsors also participated in the memorial run. “I think that it is really important to be out here with the selectees,” said Chief Personnel Specialist Kathryn Rogers. “When I was going through this exact same process last year, I wasn’t a runner to say the least,

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20 Years | 20 Questions

Capt. Lowell D. Crow

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What are some challenges you face as CO of WPNSTA Yorktown? Over the last 15 years, the base was dual-hatted as NMC Conus East and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown. I was tasked to come in and separate the two commands and re-establish the WPNSTA staff as an independent organization. That was the most challenging aspect of this job.

Can you highlight the importance of energy awareness for the base? The weapons station is the smallest user of energy in the Mid-Atlantic Region, but over the next five years, we are going to see a large amount of growth with an increase of almost 40 percent in installation population. To maintain the installation as an energy efficient station, it will be important that we focus on all methods we can to conserve energy.

Do you think the term “going green” will take on a greater significance in the future? Yes. We will continue to see a push for the use of alternative energy as well as look at ways we can improve the environment.

How is WPNSTA adhering to and implementing new green standards?

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How do WPNSTA Yorktown and tenant commands work together as a team?

Being a CO of both, do you have a preference of sea or shore commands?

Do you think military families have become more unified in the last 20 years?

All of the new buildings we have are meeting the LEED standards established. In fact, we have the last building in the Navy to be built to the LEED platinum standard and just opened two new LEED gold buildings.

We, and all of the tenants, work to meet the needs of the warfighter from providing training ranges, to moving ammunition, to providing the Navy’s eye glasses.

My wife and I have been married for 23 years and in that time we have seen the programs that are offered to the families grow. With the changes in the ombudsman program and the FRGs, I believe that families across the Navy are closer than they have ever been before.

What do you think is the most significant change in the Navy in the last 20 years?

With the base nearly 100 years old, what will be necessary for its continued relevance in the future?

Sea. It was what I spent my whole life training for. Having had two sea commands, those where the best commands to have. There is nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh bread in the morning or doing an eight hour UNREP. While shore station has more interaction with the community and has things you do not have aboard a ship, I have been in love with the sea since I was a 3rd class midshipman.

Allowing women to serve in combat was the most significant change. I was the commissioning XO of one of the first amphibious ships built with the women at sea mod. We were able to have close to 40 percent of our crew as female. This gave us greater flexibility to look for highly qualified candidates to fill key roles aboard ship. Allowing women to serve has made the Navy better and stronger with a more highly qualified workforce than we had when we were recruiting only half of the population.

Describe the importance of teamwork as it relates to “Total Navy?” We cannot accomplish what we need to in today’s world without doing it as a total military team.

Due to our proximity to Naval Station Norfolk, the base is relevant now and will be in the future as long as ships need ammunition. We proved last Christmas that we can still load ammunition ships pierside ... that gives the WPNSTA more flexibility in the future to meet the needs of the warfighter.

Do you predict more significance placed on joint services in the future? Yes. It is the only way we are going to fight and win wars. Additionally, it is the only way we are going to meet the growing challenges of tighter budgets and reduced forces.

Of all of your assignments, where do you feel you made the most impact? When I was aboard USS Ogden I took over from a CO that had just been relieved after a collision at sea. Crew morale was low and we were heading into INSURV when we got home. That ship went on to do great things and redeployed in just seven months. Two seven-month deployments in a 24 month period with INSURV and a yard period in between.

Having so much history at and around Yorktown, are you a history buff? Absolutely. I am a big reader, reading between 20 to 30 books a year. Over half of them are history books. I just finished “1812: The Navy’s War.”

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Rear Adm. John W. Smith, Jr., commandant, Joint Forces Staff College (center) is pictured with Col. John Paul (left), director of JFSCs Joint Continuing and Distance Education School, and Gregory Frederick, JCDES multimedia learning systems specialist.

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JFSC WINS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN DISTANCE LEARNING Press Release Joint Forces Staff College Public Affairs

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An advocate for distance learning (DL) solutions in the federal government has recognized Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) for its successful use of DL instruction in its academic programs. The Federal Government Distance Learning Association presented the Five Star Award this month to JFSC, a component under the National Defense University. This

marks the first time the college has received this award. The Five Star Award recognizes the organization that demonstrates excellence in providing enterprise-wide DL solutions for the federal government. “The college uses the DL educational forum in various methods throughout its programs and was the overall recipient for the distance learning award,” said Col. John Paul, director of JFSCs Joint Continuing and Distance Education School (JCDES).

The award specifically cites the DL accomplishments of the JCDES, which provides oversight for two DL programs: Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME) and Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME). “The AJPME program has excelled at providing its diverse student populace worldwide 24/7 access to JPME materials in order to meet their joint education requirements,” said Paul. “Providing a forum for joint edu-

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bers the ability to gain access to critical joint information while achieving college credit for the 45-hour online education program.” “To be recognized as a leader in distance learning in the entire federal government is a great honor for JFSC,” said Rear Adm. John W. Smith, Jr., JFSC comman-

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Surface Combat Systems Center (SCSC) Wallops Island was recently presented, for the third consecutive year, The Blue H Navy Surgeon General’s Health Promotion and Wellness 2012 Gold Star Silver Eagle Award. The Blue H award began in 1995 to recognize commands both ashore and afloat for their efforts in implementing successful Navy health promotion and Marine Corps Semper Fit programs. The programs incorporate workplace-level information about the state of crew health focusing on various health topics, such as alcohol and drug abuse prevention, injury prevention, nutrition, physical fitness, sexual health, stress management, suicide prevention, tobacco cessation and weight management. “I am very proud of the hard work and efforts that our Sailors and civil servants have made in promoting health at SCSC,” said Cmdr. John P. Robinson, SCSCs commanding officer. “It was a total team effort by all involved and shows just how effective our various command wellness and promotion programs are.” Robinson credits the specific efforts of Electronics Technician 1st Class (SW) Norris Ortiz, SCSCs Command Fitness Leader, in SCSCs recognition of the 2012 Gold Star Silver Eagle Award. Robinson said Ortiz compiled all of the necessary information and personally coordinated many of the outstanding wellness programs that resulted in SCSCs recognition. SCSC was recognized for the achievement with a pennant and annual streamer, as well as recognition from the Navy Surgeon General.


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PHIBRON 4 HOLDS CHANGE OF COMMAND By Lt. Joe Hontz Amphibious Squadron Four Public Affairs

USS KEARSARGE, AT SEA

MC3 Brian Wilbur Command Master Chief Shay Langejans undergoes a blood alcohol level test on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower’s (CVN 69) officer quarterdeck as part of the command introduction of alcohol detection devices (ADDs).

Ike rolls out new alcohol detection measures

Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 4 held a change of command ceremony aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3), Aug. 13. Capt. James P. Cody relieved Capt. John B. Skillman as Commander, PHIBRON 4 while the ship was underway in the Gulf of Aden. Cody previously served as the PHIBRON 4 deputy commander.

“The three years I have been at PHIBRON 4 as the deputy and commander has allowed me to witness firsthand how truly great our Sailors are in today’s Navy,” said Skillman. “I was truly fortunate to lead such a great group of men and women, and I will miss seeing all of their hard work and dedication on a daily basis.” Skillman, who took command of the squadron in May of 2012, led the Kearsarge Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) through several maintenance and training operations, as well as five months

of a deployment to conduct maritime security operations in 5th and 6th Fleet areas of operations. While deployed, the Kearsarge ARG also participated in four multinational exercises designed to strengthen coalition partnerships and reinforce regional security and stability, including the recent Eager Lion 2013 exercise. “Working with Capt. Skillman over the past year, through our non-standard work-up and current deployment, has been an extremely rewarding experience,” said Col. Matthew St.

Clair, commanding officer, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. “He has been a tremendous mentor and the knowledge passed to me and others serving with him has been instrumental in the success enjoyed by this Navy and Marine Corps team. I wish him and his lovely wife Jacey fair winds and following seas as they sail toward their next assignment.” Skillman will be assigned to the Pentagon and will serve as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Financial Management and Comptroller).

By MCSA Wesley J. Breedlove USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs

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After returning home from back-to-back deployments, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) introduced a new tool on Aug. 20 that will be a valuable asset in promoting responsible alcohol use among the crew. The ship started using alcohol detection devices (ADDs) on the quarterdeck as part of an initiative to promote the well-being of Ike Sailors. Capt. Steve Koehler, Ike’s commanding officer, and Capt. Nick Dienna, Ike’s executive officer, were the first to familiarize themselves with the new devices when duty section personnel administered the test to them. “The Navy implemented the ADD program as a way to promote a greater understanding and awareness of the effects of irresponsible use of alcohol,” said Koehler. “It is in place not for punishment, but both as a deterrent and as a tool to educate our Sailors, and to ensure the health and safety of everyone on Ike.” In addition to assisting the command in its efforts to promote the responsible use of alcohol, the ADDs will also help identify Sailors who may not be fit for duty as a result of their alcohol consumption decisions. “The ADD is a [breath analyzer] that will assist the command with identifying Sailors who may require support before an incident occurs due to the irresponsible use of alcohol,” said Chief Electronics Technician Greg Reno, coordinator of the ship’s ADD program. “The information gained from this testing will have a great effect on the command and whether it is mission-ready or not.” A Sailor whose ADD test indicates a 0.04 percent or greater blood alcohol content (BAC) shall be presumed not ready to safely perform hazardous duties (i.e., operate equipment, carry a weapon, etc.). That Sailor would then be relieved of duty, retained aboard the ship and automatically referred to a Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Awareness (DAPA) program counselor. Sailors under the legal drinking age who blow a BAC of 0.02 to 0.04 percent will be turned over to their departments, as well as DAPA. Referral to the DAPA will not be considered an alcohol-related incident. Additional non-punitive actions, focused on safety, training, counseling and education, may be implemented at the discretion of the commanding officer. “The intent of this program is to ensure that [Sailors are] safe until they are alcoholfree,” said Reno. The ADDs will only be implemented on Sailors’ duty days and during normal working hours. Policies/produces pertaining to the program are outlined in commanding officer policy memorandum 13.3.

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A8 | THE FLAGSHIP | AUG 29, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM An F-35B Lightning II aircraft lands aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) during the second at-sea F-35 developmental test event.

Navy/Marine Corps Team: Testing F-35B Lightning II aircraft aboard USS Wasp By MCSN Michael T. Forbes USS Wasp Public Affairs

USS WASP, AT SEA

Two F-35B Lightning II jets (BF-01 and BF-05) touched down aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1), Aug. 12, kicking off week of Development Testing II (DT-II) where Wasp Sailors and Integrated Test Force (ITF) team members are testing and further validating the F-35B. DT-II is the second of three test phases encompassing numerous milestone events, including the first night operation at sea, as well as the first

Throughout the night we conducted eight successful launches and landings, so we’re on target and quickly gaining experience with F-35B night operations at sea.” - Lt. Col. C. R. Clift

The F-35B is the Marine Corps variant of the Joint Strike Fighter and is undergoing testing aboard Wasp.

U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin

launch and recovery of the F-35B at sea by a U.K. test pilot. The goal of this testing is to further define F-35B operating parameters aboard amphibious ships such as Wasp. The F-35 Lightning II is the next generation strike aircraft for the U.S. Marine

Corps, Navy and Air Force, as well as eight international partners. The jet combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, networkenabled operations and advanced sustainment. Wasp is testing the F-35B, which has

short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) capability, enabling it to operate from a wider range of ships and in support of expeditionary operations. “It’s a significant milestone for the F-35 program,” said Capt. Erik Etz, director, Test & Evaluation F-35 Naval

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Variants. “We’re providing an envelope that will be utilized by Marine Corps and U.K. aviators when they go out and employ the aircraft in a real environment. The ability to operate at night is critical and so certainly the testing we’re doing here will provide a significant amount of data so we can clear the envelope and clear the aircraft to operate day and night, when the Marine Corps takes the F-35B to initial operating capability in 2015.” Wasp and the ITF completed a major milestone when Lt. Col. C. R. Clift launched from the flight deck and landed safely, marking the first successful night launch and recovery of the F-35B at sea. The pilots were pleased with the progress that the first night landings at sea represent. “It all went extremely well,” said Clift. “Throughout the night we conducted eight successful launches and landings, so we’re on target and quickly gaining experience with F-35B night operations at sea.” Launch and recoveries filled the first, second and third days at sea creating smooth, synchronized daytime operations. Wasp flight deck crew members were trained in advance of DT-II to prepare them for F-35B operations at sea, ensuring all those involved were ready to support DT-II. “The crew itself has spent quite a bit of time up at Patuxent River working with the F-35B understanding how the aircraft operates,” said Capt. Brian Teets, Wasp’s commanding officer. “What we’ve been able to bring is a consistent platform to the F-35B to support their test-

ing. It’s the same ship with the same capabilities, providing consistency and stability as a reliable test platform. Employing a consistent test platform allows the team to find ways to optimize this new aircraft in the Marine Air Combat Element.” U.K. Squadron Leader Jim Schofield, a Royal Air Force pilot became the first international pilot to conduct seabased launch and landing in the F-35B. “It’s exciting to see the integration of this new plane with the amphibious assault ships,” said Schofield. “After a year leading up to this evolution, it’s awesome to get here and start. And the crew has been especially accommodating and efficient at running these tests smoothly.” The historical milestones were not lost on Wasp crew members, but for most it was “business as usual,” focusing on safety and effectiveness during flight operations at sea. Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Ashley Geary gave the signal to launch BF-05 for the first night flight operations. ���It was fun knowing we’re making history,” said Geary. “We worked with the test team at Patuxent River for a week, learning about the F-35B and its operations. They took our suggestions on flight deck procedures, ensuring we were one team working together towards a successful mission. The launch went well, without a hitch.” The F-35 Lightning II is scheduled to replace 13 different legacy aircraft in the current U.S. defense inventory. Sea trials for the Navy’s F-35C aircraft carrier variant are scheduled at the end of 2014.

TRUMAN SAILORS URGE OTHERS TO SMOKE ‘ONE LESS’ By MCSN Laura Hoover USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Public Affairs

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Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman’s (CVN 75) Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions (CSADD) held the “One Less” campaign, Aug. 16-18, to encourage Sailors and Marines to use less tobacco products. Members of CSADD asked Sailors and Marines to donate one cigarette or “pinch” of smokeless tobacco into a collection box to support tobacco cessation, CSADDs topic focus for August. “One cigarette takes five to 20 minutes off a person’s life,” said Aviation Structural Mechanic 3rd Class Marisa Carter, CSADD member. “We started this campaign in hopes of adding time to our shipmates’ lives. On day one, we collected 59 cigarettes, adding 1,180 minutes to our shipmates’ lives.” Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class Rayquan Mebane, CSADD member, said he participated in the campaign to help make a difference. “I care about the message and helping my fellow shipmates,” said Mebane. “I want to be an example for my

friends. If they see me giving up my cigarettes, maybe it will encourage them to donate one also.” Carter encouraged all Sailors and Marines, both smokers and non-smokers, aboard to get involved with the “One Less” campaign. “We are pushing this campaign because we all know about the negative side effects of tobacco, but we want to bring more attention to the issue and get our shipmates to think about quitting,” said Carter. Mebane said the campaign is valuable in raising awareness of the negative effects of smoking because Sailors work in a higher-than-average stress environment. “There are a lot of heavy smokers aboard, and being away from family adds stress and causes people to smoke more,” said Mebane. “I think the ‘One Less’ campaign will be beneficial to get more of our shipmates to consider quitting, or at least smoking less.” Carter hopes to expand the “One Less” campaign in the future. “We hope to turn this campaign into a monthly event and to continue to push smoking cessation throughout the whole deployment,” she said.


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MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett Chief petty officers (CPOs), CPO selectees and family members participate in the annual “Run with the Chiefs” 5K held at Naval Station Norfolk. The Navywide chief petty officer pinning ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 13.

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Continued from front the event. “This event is a great opportunity to commit ourselves to a lifestyle of physical fitness and to set the example as leaders in fitness,” he said. “It is also a great way to build camaraderie and esprit de corps among ourselves, our leaders and our Sailors.” After the run, participants and spectators gathered for the “best guidon design” contest. The judges were NAVSTA Norfolk Commanding Officer Capt. David A. Culler, retired MCPON Bushey, Navy Cyber Forces Force Master Chief (FORCM) Steven S. Giordano and Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Command Master Chief Dominick Torchia. The four winners of the guidon contest were presented with plaques. Selectees from Afloat Training

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Group Atlantic/Center for Surface Combat Systems/ Destroyer Squadron Two won best overall, USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7) won most CPO heritage, selectees from Camp Lejeune won the MCPON favorite and Naval Special Warfare Group Two won best original design. Adams told the CPO selectees that putting on anchors is just the beginning. “Chief petty officers have to earn their anchors every day,” he said. “Anchor up, shipmates. Hooyah!” The Navywide pinning ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 13. Editor’s Note: The original stories were written by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Aaron Strickland, USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs and MC2 Molly Greendeer, Naval Station Norfolk Public Affairs.

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Roads, Marine Corps spread over several units Continued from front

Continued from front The event gave more than 500 CPO selectees the opportunity to learn about their naval heritage, the meaning behind the U.S. Navy’s mission and what it means to be a chief. The purpose of CPO Heritage Days is for selectees to understand the significance of the anchors they will wear, as well as the brotherhood and sisterhood they will join. “You have to be proud of what you are,” said Chief (select) Information Technician Bobbie Brinkley, assigned to Navy Information Operations Command. “You can’t just be apart of something and not know why it’s there and the history of it. So once you know it, you have more determination to be a part of something that is so much greater than what you are.” Sailors also had the opportunity

MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett

MCSN Kameren Guy Hodnett Retired veterans share sea stories with chief selectees aboard the Battleship Wisconsin (BB 64) at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Nauticus during Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Heritage Days.

to tour Wisconsin, talk to veterans from previous wars and connect with fellow CPOs. “If you are not aware of the past, you can hardly face the future knowledgeably and effectively,” said retired Master Chief Quartermaster James Owen. “Today is to help selectees tie into the heritage that they are joining and carry forth the tradition that the CPO is about.” The highlight of the tour for some selectees was the sharing of “sea stories” from the retired chiefs who served in prior wars. “To see the guys from WWII and the Korean War really meant a lot

to me,” said Chief (select) Navy Diver Adam Eddingfield, assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group 3. “It is very significant to hear their stories because these are the guys that let us be here today.” Many chiefs said taking part in the events, such as the tour and information sessions, are an integral part of the training process. “This is a great event for the new chiefs,” said Senior Chief Gas Turbine System Technician Micheal MacDonald, assigned to Assault Craft Unit 4. “I’m very appreciative of it and I’m sure the selectees are too.”

commanding officer, HQSVBN. “We’ve got to give folks an opportunity to decompress and share in some camaraderie and keep ourselves rejuvenated and inspired.” The carnival-style event featured a myriad of activities like bounce houses, carnival games, water balloon and egg tossing games, along with face painting and dance demonstrations for children, and rock wall, speed pitch hitting and a fourman jump trampoline kept a smile on the big kids’ face as well. “Rock climbing is the funniest thing I’ve done here,” said Makale Barnett. Following the adage of “If you cook it, Marines will come,” everyone was treated to a free summer feast of hotdogs, barbecue chicken, baked beans, potato salad, chips, cookies, soda and tea. “It’s nice to be out here with my new son, it’s giving me some ideas of what to look forward too when I see the other older children,

and the food ain’t half bad either,” said Marine Cpl. Karl Roberts, a Marine Air-Ground Task Force at Marine Forces Command. Hampton Roads is unique in the fact that the Marine Corps is spread out over several units as opposed to being densely concentrated. MCCS Camp Allen prides itself on its ability to take care of Marines from all over the area. “Even though MCCS Camp Allen is one of the smaller of its kind, our impact and outreach can stand head-to-head with that of Camp Lejeune or even Camp Pendleton,” said Karina Phillips, deputy director, MCCS Camp Allen. “Our ability to connect with the 10-plus commands, offering funding and programs located as far south as Southern Chesapeake and as far north as Williamsburg, sets the standard for all others to emulate.” The next big event Marines and Sailors can look forward to is the annual Regional Field Meet, scheduled for late October.

Navy housing gears up for annual housing survey Press Release Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Housing Office

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From Sigonella to Sasebo, Whidbey Island to Wallops Island, and everywhere in between, Commander, Navy Installations Command’s Navy Housing Office and its privatized housing partners are gearing up for their annual resident satisfaction survey (RSS). The annual survey, which is mailed to residents of military housing at the end of August, asks residents to provide feedback and thoughts regarding their Navy Housing

experience. The RSS measures all aspects of customer satisfaction with Navy Housing, including our staff services, the condition of the homes and barracks, and other provided amenities such as loaner furnishings and the use of housing community centers. A comment card accompanies the surveys and residents are encouraged to mention particular issues and request follow-up as a way to seek resolution of these issues. “Navy Housing is a customer-focused organization, and hearing from our customers is critical for us to understand and meet their needs,” said Cindy Mogan, Navy Housing

RSS project manager. “We encourage everyone that receives an RSS to take the time to complete and send it in. It’s an easy way to give us important and anonymous feedback on how we’re doing.” The RSS is also used to target funding for facility and amenity improvements. “Our residents play a vital role in improving the services and facilities we provide,” said William Pearson, acting Navy Housing program director. “RSS results assist housing professionals to prioritize projects that best meet service members’ needs.” Service members living in family housing

will receive their surveys late August, early September depending on location and it must be returned by Oct. 21. The family housing survey can be filled out and returned by mail or electronically on the survey website, and a link to the website will be included in the survey. Service members living in unaccompanied housing will receive their survey by mail the second week of September and must be returned by Nov. 12. This survey is available by mail only. For more information about the RSS, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/HousingSurvey.


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There is no doubt that every donation collected across all commands will make a significant difference to many worthy charities.” - Rear Adm. Ann Phillips

Commander, Naval Surface Forces Atlantic honored the outstanding efforts of multiple Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 2 tenant commands at a ceremony held at Norfolk Naval Station, Aug. 23. The event honored command achievements during the 2012 CFC campaign and kicked off the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). Comprising more than 35 percent of all awardees from the Atlantic Fleet, 12 of ESG-2s tenant commands received the Goal Buster award. Awardees include: Amphibious Squadron 6, Amphibious Squadron 8, Assault Craft Unit 2, Assault Craft Unit 4, Naval Beach Group 2, Tactical Air Squadron 21, Tactical Air Squadron 22, USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43), USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7), USS Arlington (LPD 24) and USS San Antonio (LPD 17). The Goal Buster award is earned by commands that exceed their campaign collection goal for the year. Goal amounts are assigned by CFC organizers and are based on the size of the command.

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In addition, USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) was recognized for having the most innovative campaign. “There is no doubt that every donation collected across all commands will make a significant difference to many worthy charities,” said Rear Adm. Ann Phillips, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 2. “I am especially proud of the leadership, initiative and hard work of the commands that raised the bar to exceed their campaign goal.” Cmdr. Lloyd Mack, commanding officer, TACRON 21 ensured the values of the “Blackjacks” drove the campaign to a successful outcome.

“One of the key tenants of the TACRON 21 command philosophy is ‘Care - care for our fellow Sailors and families,’” said Mack. “It is something that we emphasize along with accountability and excellence. The Combined Federal Campaign provides an avenue for our Sailors to display their care for the greater community and I am very proud of how Blackjack Sailors continue to contribute at every opportunity.” Commands often set contribution goals, always aiming to out-do themselves. “Our [CFC] coordinators organized and motivated the staff to come to-

gether and exceed our 2012 Commit to Care Campaign goal by more than 400 percent,” said Capt. Wes Brown, Commander, Naval Beach Group 2. “We look forward to setting and achieving an even higher goal [in 2013].” In addition to overseeing and managing the readiness of the amphibious fleet, ESG 2 is a joint, rapid and robust deployable staff. Supporting the entire range of military operations, ESG 2 is involved in theater security cooperation events, major combat operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, ranging from the East Coast of the United States to the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf.

LINCOLN SAILORS RENOVATE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HAMPTON By MCSA Ellen E. Long USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

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Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) helped renovate John B. Cary Elementary School in Hampton, Aug. 21. More than 20 Sailors from the Air Department rallied to repaint six classrooms in

preparation for the first day of school scheduled for Sept. 3. “We had a list of priority things that needed to be done,” said Heidi Brazinski, principal of Cary Elementary School. “We just needed bodies and Lincoln was the first command to offer us any help.” The community relations project was coordinated by Aviation Boatswain’s Mate

1st Class Mario Johnson. “My daughter goes to school here and we were looking for mentoring opportunities,” said Johnson. “The school said they needed bodies to prepare the building for the upcoming year, so we thought it was a good opportunity.” As the freshly painted walls dried, Johnson reflected on future volunteer opportunities with the school.

“We hope to build some kind of relationship with the school so we can continue to help them,” said Johnson. This is Brazinski’s first year as the principal of Cary elementary school and her first time working with Lincoln. “They are awesome,” she

said. “We were thrilled to have their help to get the school prepared for the kids.” Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries. Lincoln is the fifth ship of

the Nimitz class to undergo a RCOH, a major life-cycle milestone. Once RCOH is complete, Lincoln will be one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitz-class aircraft carriers in the fleet and will continue to be a vital part of the nation’s defense.

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WHO IS IN YOUR ‘CIRCLE OF 6?’ By MC1 (SW) Lolita Lewis The Flagship Staff Writer

Have you ever been on a blind date that began to get uncomfortable and wished you had an interruption to get you out of the situation? Or perhaps a couple drinks turned into a couple too many and you needed a friend to come to your location to help you out of a situation? With the “Circle of 6” mobile-phone app, you have the ability to simultaneously contact six friends for immediate help. The application, which originally debuted in early 2012 and was designed to help prevent sexual assaults and dating violence among college students, has become an app that benefits more than just college students. Information Systems Technician 1st Class Amy Lockhart learned about the app from the Female Enlisted Sailors Facebook page and downloaded it to her phone. She then proceeded to spread the word about the app to others throughout all military ranks including Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads Commanding Officer Capt. Jake Johansson who, in turn, continued to spread the word. To use the app, you start by inputting six friends from your address book who agree to be in your circle. From there, you have the option of four icons to choose from if you are in need of assistance. A click on the car icon and

your friends receive the text message, “Come and get me. I need help getting home safely” along with a map showing where you are, courtesy of your phone’s GPS system. Tap the phone icon and your friends receive the text, “Call and pretend you need me. I need an interruption.” An icon with a chat bubble gives users information to help you figure out whether you’re in an abusive relationship or situation and alerts your friends with a message that says, “I’m looking for information. Just letting you know.” The last icon option is a yellow triangular exclamation point icon in which an anti-sex abuse hotline and a relationship abuse hotline number appears when it is clicked. After learning more about the app, Johannson forwarded this knowledge to other leaders in the area. “This award winning app is a great tool for combatting sexual harassment and crime in general,” said Johannson. “It is the mobile app version of a panic button. I love it!” The application is free to download and is available for both iPhone and Android mobilephone users. “If this app saves just one person from a potential dangerous situation, it has served its purpose in my opinion,” said Lockhart.

It’s quick. It’s discreet. Two taps on your iPhone is all it takes. ■ how it works You’re out late and you lose track of your friends. Use Circle of 6 to send your circle a “come and get me” message – with a map using GPS to show your precise location. You’re on a date that starts to get uncomfortable. You need a polite way to excuse yourself. Use Circle of 6 to alert your circle to call you and interrupt the situation. You’re seeing someone new, but you have some doubts about how things are going. Use Circle of 6 to access a wealth of online information about healthy relationships. In critical situations, use Circle of 6 to call two pre-programmed national hotlines or a local emergency number of your choice.

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feature Lt. Cmdr. Rodney Scott, a dentist at the Emergency Medical Facility at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, prepares a amalgam filling as his assistant, Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Shaunta Johnson, watches over a patient.

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Dental Corps readies Sailors, Marines for more than a century By Joshua L. Wick U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs

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From the trenches of World War I to the battlefields of Afghanistan, the Navy’s Dental Corps continues to move forward as they begin their second century of service. With more than 1,300 active and reserve officers, the Dental Corps has matured into a world-class dental health care organization providing care for Sailors, Marines, military beneficiaries and countless others. “If the fighting force has high-quality dental care they will be effective warfighters,” said Lt. Cmdr. Andrea Lisell, a Navy dentist and now a second year endodontic resident at the Naval Post-Graduate school located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Md. “‘Fit to bite, fit to fight,’ is a common phrase heard around the dental clinics when I was stationed at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Paris Island, S.C.”

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Celebrating Women’s history of equality in the Navy By Chief Operations Specialist ■ stats Jessica Myers Currently, more than 67,000 Office of Women’s Policy

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Commands are encouraged to celebrate women’s history of equality in the Navy during Women’s Equality Day, Aug. 26, as announced by Naval Administrative Message 209/13. This annual observance celebrates the contributions women have made throughout history working toward full equality in the United States. Women’s Equality Day was established by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the long struggle of generations of women to gain the right to vote. According to the Na-

women serve in the Navy in the active and reserve components. Nearly 50,000 women serve across the Navy as civilian employees, with 67 female senior executive service members. tional Women’s History Project, while originally created to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment, the observance today recognizes the anniversary of women’s suffrage and of the continued efforts toward equality. When the United States was founded, female citizens were denied basic rights as compared to the nation’s male

citizens. Married women could not own property, women had no legal claim to any money they might earn, and women did not have the right to vote. It was not until 1848 that the movement for women’s rights was launched on a national level with a convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Before narrowing their political focus to women’s rights, abolitionists Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott, known as “suffragists,” along with Susan B. Anthony and other activists, formed organizations that raised public awareness and lobbied the government to grant voting rights to women.

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Curriculum, policy changes mark start of new DODEA school year By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service

Navy dentists routinely deploy aboard more than 46 ships as well as part of Marine Expeditionary Units, as Individual Augmentees (IA) to places like Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, the Horn of Africa and across the Pacific. They do this while maintaining high operational readiness and setting the standard

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Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) students, parents and employees should expect quite a few changes in the upcoming school year, the DODEA director said Aug. 23. Those changes will be both

visible and behind the scenes, but they all are geared toward improving the quality of education at DODEA schools, Marilee Fitzgerald told American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel. This year, every teacher, leader and school support staff member will have a new blueprint – the Community Strategic Plan – for advancing students to higher levels of

learning, Fitzgerald said. “It’s a five-year journey that reflects our K-12 educational reform efforts,” she added. New digital curricula and updated building designs are a part of the reforms covered by the plan, Fitzgerald said, noting that the Community Strategic Plan “sets some very rigorous targets for

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PACKAGING YOURSELF – GET TO THE POINT Using proper keywords can increase your chances of an interview

By Elizabeth Klein In Gear Career

In today’s market, the Internet has given rise to a world where information is readily available in just one simple click. Everything someone needs to know can be found out instantly. You should approach applying for jobs in the same manner – put your best foot forward and do so right away. Employers don’t want to have to search to see what makes you a strong and viable candidate for their available jobs – your talent should jump right off the page. By showing your strengths and compatibility with the job you’re applying for, employers will want to call you in for an interview. Employers often use technology to help weed out unqualified applicants in the job pool. They submit your resume through a computerized system, searching for keywords they have used in their posted job descriptions. If your resume and/or cover letter do not match up, the computer rejects your resume and the employer may

never even see it. Be smart about the jobs you are applying for – make sure you read the job description, are aptly qualified for the job, and use the same verbiage and language the employer used in the job description. If they ask for someone who can “coordinate member cultivation,” make sure you use those keywords in your submission (but remember – only if you have a proven track record and experience doing so!) By packaging yourself to show the employer you have the necessary, required, and desired skills to get the job done, you increase your chances of getting an interview and wowing them in person. Remember, each job is different, and your resume and cover letters should reflect that fact. Never use form cover letters, rather always customize and tailor your letters to fit each job application. Do your homework on the companies you are applying to, make sure you package yourself to be desirable to them and their mission, without compromising who you are or what you have accomplished. Tailor your resume to put the correspond-

ing skills first so they catch the attention of the employer right away. Especially when companies are looking to fill an immediate slot, they may have very little time to sift through resumes. By making your resume stand out from the crowd, and hitting all the right notes, you will make the employer’s job that much easier – and will make your job search a success. Forgo the use of vague and industry language ... your resume should make sense to whoever reads it, so as to leave out any guessing. Many employers will use a variety of employees to look over resumes and they may be from different departments who do not use the same terminology as the department you are applying for. Make sure that no matter who reads your cover letter and/or resume that they know what a valuable asset you are! Sell yourself to the reader by using succinct, clear language and verbiage. Don’t make them have to guess what your talents are, let them scream right from the paper and you will find yourself gainfully employed in no time!

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Catch Bianca next week! 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.

Lt. Cmdr. Charles Harris, Gold crew operations officer for the littoral combat ship USS Freedom (LCS 1), embraces his wife and daughter during a homecoming celebration at Naval Air Station North Island.

Adios friends, I don’t need you cuz deployment is over By Jacey Eckhart Military Spouse Contributor

Am I a bad friend if I disappear after homecoming? Since my husband is coming home in a few days, I’ve noticed that all of my friends have been dropping verbal notes of goodbye into our conversations. Oh, Brad is coming home. Well, I guess I won’t be seeing you. You won’t be around for a few weeks, will you? I’ve gotta come over and see your new countertop before Brad gets home, right? Even my mom told me this week, “I’ll sure miss hearing from you.” I’m not, in fact, breaking up with anyone. I am not moving outside the reach of a cell phone tower. I am not taking a shuttle flight to Mars or building a lava pit around my house and infesting it with Orcs. I’m just getting my husband back. And letting the honeymoon rumpus phase of deployment start. I know some people really object to this phase of homecoming. They object to the idea that they can be such close friends during de-

ployment with someone, but then get “dropped” when the service member returns. One SpouseBuzz reader said it this way, “They depend upon me for support during deployment, but then when Major Hubby returns, adios friend ... I don’t need you anymore.” I remember how that can annoy or even hurt – especially if you have one of those ultra-close deployment friendships going on and your own service member is still deployed. I’ve had deployment friends in the past who were closer than sisters. Melissa went to all my Lamaze classes with me and took me to the beach every weekend. Susan and I sat on our shared steps and drank wine coolers together after we finally got the kids to bed. Kim spent hours and hours in my kitchen cooking and talking and laughing. During this deployment, my 23-year-old daughter dropped by almost every Sunday to hang out and put something on the grill and watch movies and talk endlessly about our work kerfuffles. She

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made the worst day of the week the best day of the week. What would I have done without her? So, I feel a little guilty because I know that when my husband gets home, all my deployment friendships will fade in intensity along with the deployment. Is that so wrong? The same thing happens to our service members. The close friendships they make on deployment also fade away over time. Researchers say that for service members, that loss of friendship can be one of the highest emotional costs of war. When the husbands of my friends have come home from deployment, I really missed the closeness of the deployment friendship. It takes some adjustment to move the friend-

ship to the next phase. It is a loss. But I tell myself those deployment friendships at that level of exclusivity have to change. Even though I treasure my friendships, my husband comes first. The hours I had to lavish on friendship belong to my husband to claim first. I don’t think my friends or my mom have much of a problem with this – they each have their own close relationship. They each know me well enough to understand that I will resurface in a couple of weeks when Brad goes back to work. They know I will be the old me again. I think they also know that I will not be the deployment me anymore. That woman who had so much time to talk on the phone and so many

empty evenings to do extra work and so many weekends to fill, fill, fill is gone. And I’m glad she is going. Deployment me needed so much support and gave so much support and got so much support from all the lovely women around her – and I’m grateful. It is just that homecoming me has so much more to give – and I just gotta get started Jacey Eckhart is the Director of Spouse and Family Programs for Military.com. Since 1996, Eckhart’s take on military families has been featured in her syndicated column, her book The Homefront Club, and her award winning CDs These Boots and I Married a Spartan?? Eckhart is an Air Force brat, a Navy wife and an Army mom.

SEPTEMBER IS OMBUDSMAN APPRECIATION MONTH By Kim Kadish FFSC Oceana Deployment Specialist

The passing of time has brought many changes in the world. Presidents have come and gone, cars have gotten faster, phones smaller, the typewriter was replaced with a computer, the fax machine and email replaced the guard mail runner. Gone is the encyclopedia and dictionary – now it’s Google and spell check. Through it all, one thing hasn’t changed and that’s the role of the ombudsman. The Navy Family Ombudsman program was established in September of 1970 by Adm. Elmo

R. Zumwalt Jr., then Chief of Naval Operations. The command ombudsman is an official volunteer who serves as a liaison between the command and command families. They provide information and referral to assist command families with concerns, crises, or issues; they establish and maintain an up-to-date and timely telephone tree/email to rapidly distribute and gather information; and they maintain well-organized and up-to-date communication records. Let’s not forget that while doing this, they have families, school, work and their own crises. Our Naval Air

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Station (NAS) Oceana and Dam Neck ombudsmen attend numerous resource fairs throughout the year, on their own time, to build their information and referral portfolio in order to assist our command families. NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center hosted a successful resource fair on March 1 with more than 200 attending in a four-hour time span. What the ombudsmen do, they do for no other reason than because they want to – they choose to. This role they volunteer for doesn’t pay well, actually, it doesn’t pay at all. Please take the time and thank your ombudsman for the service they pro-

vide to our Sailors and our families. Thank you, ombudsmen ... thank you for your service and your sacrifices!

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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | AUG 29, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | B3 From left, retired Fleet Master Chief Jacqueline L. K. DiRosa, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Trae King, Coast Guard Master Chief Petty Officer Penny Koons, Marine Corps Master Gunnery Sgt. Rongalett Green, and Fleet Master Chief April Beldo participate in a panel discussion during the 2013 Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center.

SECNAV attends school opening in Ghana, reinforces U.S.-Ghanaian relationship Press Release MC1 Demetrius Kennon

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this year, when women were allowed in combat Continued from B1 Fighting for the right to vote became a centerpiece of the women’s rights movement. Women’s official role in the Navy began in 1908, with the establishment of the Navy Nurse Corps. During World War I, the Naval Reserve Act of 1916 allowed for enlistment of qualified “persons.” A year later, the Navy authorized the enlistment of women, designated as “yeoman (F),” unofficially known as “yeomanettes.” Women serving in the Navy as nurses and yeomanettes served their nation before they had the right to vote. It was not until 72 years after the suffrage movement began that these groups emerged victorious with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on Aug. 18, 1920. On Election Day that same year, more than eight million women across the United States voted for the first time. Throughout the nation this past March, hundreds of college students and generations of women celebrated the centennial of the original Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C., March 3, 1913. Women who sought the right to vote dressed in Greek-style costumes or academic robes with “Votes for Women” sashes proudly displayed. Thousands of women marched from the United States Capitol down Pennsylvania Ave. to the front of the White House, the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration. This event pushed women’s suffrage into the na-

tional spotlight. This year also marked the 65th Anniversary of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act, signed June 12, 1948, shortly after the end of World War II. This Act provided women permanent status in the United States Armed Services, although women had been serving unofficially since the American Revolutionary War. Before the establishment of the Continental Navy, numerous women served in the states’ navies, including the galleys of the Pennsylvania Navy and as nurses in the Maryland Navy, laying the foundation for women’s service aboard ships during the Civil War and the SpanishAmerican War. As women’s roles in the Navy continued to develop during the latter part of the 20th century, so did their progress toward equality. In 1973, the Navy authorized aviation training for women. It was also this same year that the Supreme Court ruled that inequities in benefits for the dependents of military women were unconstitutional, abolishing pregnancy as a reason for mandatory separation. Before 1973, military women with dependents were not authorized housing and their dependents were ineligible for the benefits and privileges afforded the dependents of male military members, such as medical, commissary and post exchange. In 1975, Congress authorized admission of women to the military academies. Three years later, women were first assigned to supply and non-combatant ships. Women’s opportunities

in the Navy significantly increased in 1993 following the repeal of the combat exclusion law, which allowed officer and enlisted women to serve on combatant ships and in combat aviation. It was also during this same time period that the Navy conducted the first feasibility study on women entering the submarine community. Seventeen years later, in 2010, the Navy announced a policy change allowing female officers to serve on submarines. On Jan. 24, 2013, the Secretary of Defense and Joint Chiefs of Staff announced immediate rescission of 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule. In accordance with the Secretary’s guidance, Navy developed and submitted a plan to implement the rescission, through which Navy envisions no closed occupations, a very limited number of closed positions, and equal professional opportunity for females in every officer designator and enlisted rating in the Navy. Today, more than 67,000 women serve in the Navy in the active and reserve components, comprising 18 percent of the Total Force. There are currently 38 female flag officers, two female fleet master chiefs and one female force master chief in the Navy. Additionally, nearly 50,000 women serve across the Navy in a wide range of specialties as civilian employees, with 67 female senior executive service members. All Navy commands are encouraged to reflect on and celebrate the accomplishments of women throughout the armed services during this observance.

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus concluded a visit to Ghana, Aug. 20, where he met with Ghanaian government and military officials to discuss maritime security issues in the region and future partnership opportunities. He also met with U.S. embassy Sailors and Marines and presented an award to Lt. Cmdr. Michele Lowe for her work while stationed at the embassy. While visiting the capital city of Accra, Mabus met with President John Dramani Mahama, Minister of Defense Mark Owen Woyongo, Chief of Defense Staff Vice Adm. Mathew Quashie and Chief of the Naval Staff Rear Adm. Geoffrey Mawuli Biekro. “Expanded cooperation between our two nations can provide greater opportunities for development, economic prosperity and security ashore,” said Mabus. “Ghana has led the way in regional security cooperation and we look forward to broadening our partnership.” Mabus also traveled to the Ashanti region of the country where he met with the Ashanti King and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Grumesa Junior High School. “The bedrock of success in life is education,” said Mabus to the crowd of teachers, administrators, school children and families during the school’s opening ceremony. “It does not matter your situation in life – you should have the opportunity to go as far as your talents will take you. This school is not just for children gathered here today, but for generations of children to come.” The Africa Command (AFRICOM) sponsored project was the result of a trip Mabus took to the region two years ago, where he was briefed on the lack and overcrowding of rural schoolhouses. The school was built by Ghanaian workers and is in keeping with the capacitybuilding focus of the Navy and Marine Corps. Mabus emphasized that “this school is here now because the masons, painters and artisans who did the work are from Ghana, and in some cases, right here in Grumesa.” Mabus’ visit represents a continuation of the Department of the Navy’s focus on building partnerships designed to help distribute the burden of securing the global maritime domain based on alliances, shared values and mutual trust. For more news from the Secretary of the Navy, visit www.navy.mil/local/secnav/ or www.facebook.com/SecretaryoftheNavy.

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OFFICIALS STRIVE TO PROTECT MWR PROGRAMS AMID BUDGET CUTS By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service

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Committed to preserving quality-oflife offerings despite ever-tighter budgets, military Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) ofďŹ cials are scaling back in some areas as they introduce innovative approaches to delivering services and programs. Military ďŹ tness centers, swimming pools, lodging facilities and outdoor recreation ofďŹ ces might sound to some like a footnote among competing budget requirements. But Ed Miles, DODs MWR policy director, and his counterparts across the military services, see a close connection to military readiness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a direct impact on the readiness and retention and resilience of the troops and their families,â&#x20AC;? said Miles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you have a healthy and ďŹ t force, it has absolute national security implications â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in terms of stress reduction, physical and emotional health and esprit de corps.â&#x20AC;? Congress has long agreed, authorizing funds since 1989 to cover 85 percent of programs with the most direct link to readi-

ness: ďŹ tness centers, community centers and library programs, among them, Miles explained. Amenities such as arts-and-crafts centers, outdoor recreation centers and youth programs that are less directly tied to readiness receive a lower authorization of 65 percent. Meanwhile, â&#x20AC;&#x153;nice-to-haveâ&#x20AC;? offerings such as military golf courses, bowling alleys, campgrounds, food and beverage services and similar services generally must be self-supporting, with user fees covering all costs and overhead. A variety of factors has thrown this formula off kilter, Miles said. With increased privatization, almost three-quarters of military families now live off installations and tap services and programs in their communities. Many, like their civilian neighbors, have fewer spare dollars to spend on recreation. And with sequestration putting a big dent in already-reduced MWR budgets, the military services ďŹ nd themselves struggling to provide quality-of-life programs and services to their members. It all converges after 11 years of war â&#x20AC;&#x201C;

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at a time when safe, affordable options for military members and their families to blow off steam are more important than ever, said Bob Vogt, the Armyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division chief for Soldier and Community Recreation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the programs offered on an installation for a Soldier or his family, they would have to go ďŹ nd a release somewhere else,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a safe, controlled environment on our installations, and we can offer a reduced fee for a lot of programs to help them release some of that pent-up stress and frustration.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;So our goal is to try not to reduce or eliminate any services and to try to maintain the current level of services,â&#x20AC;? Vogt continued. In some cases, that has required the Army to borrow from non-appropriated fund activities to keep ďŹ tness centers and other appropriated activities running. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we can only do that for so long, because it puts our funding under a lot of strain,â&#x20AC;? said Vogt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the short term, it allows you to maintain your services. But if you start diverting funds from self-sustaining activities for an extended period of time, you lose your ability to recapitalize. When the roof on the club collapses or the freezer blows up, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the funds you need to recapitalize.â&#x20AC;? Across the services, ofďŹ cials are looking at other ways to keep MWR programs viable. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re beginning to scale back operating hours at ďŹ tness centers to the Defense Department-mandated 90 hours per week. Patrons increasingly ďŹ nd themselves being asked to pay nominal fees for aerobics and other ďŹ tness classes taught by paid staffers. Library hours at many installations have been reduced to 40 hours a week. Most bases now operate just one pool to reduce lifeguard salaries and other overhead costs. Outdoor recreation centers are considering charging rental fees for skis and other equipment, rather than the smaller maintenance fee charged in the past. Concerts and other special entertainment have been scaled back or cancelled altogether. Volunteers, long the backbone of many MWR services and programs, are putting in more time in ďŹ tness centers, family support centers and libraries as well as on intramural ďŹ elds to cover personnel shortfalls. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be a lot tougher for our staff to deliver the quantity and quality of programs they do without those volunteers,â&#x20AC;? said Miles. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And with sequestration, we ďŹ nd

U.S. Navy file photo Sailors aboard USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participate in a Moral, Welfare and Recreational (MWR) sponsored basketball tournament.

that we are depending on them more than ever. Without our volunteers, we would be in a world of hurt.â&#x20AC;? The decisions to reduce or eliminate services have been tough, Vogt acknowledged. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With sequestration and the loss of appropriated fund support to continue many of our programs, we are going to have to increase user fees, reduce hours or possibly eliminate services,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But we are doing everything in our power not to let that happen.â&#x20AC;? As decisions are made, the emphasis remains on readiness, ofďŹ cials emphasized. The Navy, for example, has put ďŹ tness, libraries and the Liberty Program that serves single Sailors at the top of its list, reported Lorraine Seidel, Navy recreation program manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Those programs are pretty important to have,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So by curtailing other programs somewhat, but not down to the bone, we are allowing some ďŹ&#x201A;exibility to retain those things that we really need to have on the base.â&#x20AC;? That mindset must continue to sustain Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs through the current budget crunch, ofďŹ cials said. The result, they said, will have a direct impact on military readiness. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think MWR makes for an overall healthy living experience,â&#x20AC;? said Seidel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take a step back and take care of ourselves, we lose the ability to function and be at our best. That underlies everything MWR strives to provide, so [service members] can live a healthy life and be ready for the job.â&#x20AC;?

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex spouses By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service

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Lt. j.g. Amber Lynn Daniel Rear Adm. Sean Buck, director, 21st Century Sailor office, conducts an interview with Sailors from All Hands Magazine online to talk about his priorities and 21st Century Sailor programs and policies.

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Rear Adm. Sean Buck, the director of the Navy’s 21st Century Sailor office and the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) officer, took time to answer questions from All Hand’s Magazine about his new assignment and the Navy’s SAPR efforts. The 21st Century Sailor initiative pulls together objectives and policies to ensure that every Sailors total fitness needs, including physical, mental, social and spiritual are met so that they can successfully meet the challenges that they face during their military careers. “The purpose of the office is to try to better integrate, better synchronize and tighten up all of our great programs that we had over the years that work toward affecting the resiliency of a Sailor,” said Buck. “It’s a broad portfolio.” The 21st Century Sailor office ensures that Sailors have the tools to meet the CNOs three tenets of “Warfighting First,” “Operate Forward” and “Be Ready.” They are responsible for: ■ Integration of Navy’s objectives for equal opportunity

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high school freshmen will be first to graduate under updated standards Continued from B1 learning in our schools.” DODEAs mission statement – “Educate, Engage and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world” – is simple, Fitzgerald said, but the agency’s vision is ambitious. It seeks “to be the best in the business, the best in educating military-connected children,” she said. To accomplish this, DODEA set five rigorous goals, Fitzgerald explained: student excellence, school excellence, talent excellence, organizational excellence and outreach excellence. “And then we set some benchmarks to gauge our success and our progress, and every year we’re going to report our progress,” she added. The progress reports will allow DODEA to celebrate its successes and re-calibrate where needed, Fitzgerald said. More ambition can be found in the goal to have every student reading on grade level by the time they finish third grade, she said. “While we may measure ourselves always in the aggregate – ‘How well do DODEA schools do generally?’ – that’s not our focus in this journey,” she said. “The next five years are about every single student and how well each student is doing.” Computer technology course offerings have expanded to more schools this year, she said. Introduced in the last two years at a handful of high schools, courses such as biotechnology engineering, green technology, robotics and gaming technology are now being offered more widely. “We’ve also expanded our math courses in about half as many schools as we did last year. Next year we’ll finish completely, and in all schools, we will have new math courses,” said Fitzgerald. Those courses include financial literacy, algebraic modeling and advanced functions, she said, adding that, next year, Algebra II will be added as a requirement for graduation. This year’s incoming high school freshmen will be the first to graduate under updated graduation standards, Fitzgerald said. DODEA now requires four years of mathematics, three of which must come at the high school level. “You can expect to see more courses in our virtual learning school,” she said. In addition to existing courses, in spring 2014 the DODEA Virtual High School will offer supporting coursework for geometry, Algebra I and Algebra II, Fitzgerald said. “If they need to go back and revisit some of the chapters and some of the areas of study, they can do so in a virtual learning environment at home or anyplace where it’s convenient for them to study,” she said. Everyone learns differently, Fitzgerald noted, so “these support courses are going to be quite valuable for our children – especially our mobile children as they come in and out of our schools.” This summer, trigonometry was offered to advanced placement students via the online school to allow them to prepare for AP Calculus AB. More courses are coming this year, including Japanese III, French IV, AP Biology, AP Microeconomics and AP Psychology. Foreign language learning has been expanded in all of DODEAs elementary schools, Fitzgerald said, with the goal of every student mastering a second language. “We’ve adopted Spanish as the language where we would like all of our children in DODEA to be language proficient,” she said. Spanish was chosen because it is the most widely taught foreign language in U.S. schools, she noted, making it easier for students to continue their foreign language instruction as they move in and out of the DODEA school system. “As we move along and we learn more about how to teach and deliver instruction virtually, we’re going to be able to offer many more languages other than Spanish,” she said. Construction of new schools and renovation of existing schools throughout the DODEA system will continue this year, Fitzgerald said. “We have about 45 new schools in design and 12 schools under construction,” she said, “so there will be a lot of hard hats around our schools this year as we build our

new 21st century schools.” Teacher professional development will be made easier by the installation of 82 new video “telepresence” panels that will bring experts in the field to teachers stationed around the world, Fitzgerald said. “The research is very clear,” she said. “There are many factors which influence student achievement. The two most dominant, though, are teachers and leaders. And so, this professional development program looks at what teachers need – we give them voice and choice. [There’s] no need to learn something you already have learned, but there are a number of competencies that we hope will be relevant for our teachers – and teachers helped develop this, so I think it’s going to be really exciting because it is about what they need.” Sequestration definitely has had an impact on DODEA, Fitzgerald said. The adoption this year of Common Core State Standards was planned to take place last year, she said. “By our schedule, we would have opened our doors this year and the new standards would have been in place,” she said. The standards, used in 46 states, two territories and the District of Columbia, cover mathematics and English instruction and are intended to clearly communicate what is expected of students at each grade level. “We’ve prolonged it for a year,” she said. “This year, we’re going to do all the work that should have been done last year. We’re doing a gap analysis. We’re doing a lot of our financial planning and putting together a professional development program.” Several curriculum updates have been postponed, she said, noting that some courses haven’t been updated in seven years. “That’s not where we want our children to be,” Fitzgerald acknowledged. DODEA was able to purchase science curriculum updates for high school students to use this year, “but they should have been out there last year,” said Fitzgerald. And mathematics courses are scheduled to be updated over the next two years, she said, “as long as we can stay on schedule.” A planned expansion of the digital learning environment program that provided laptops to DODEA students in about 20 schools has been delayed. “We’re hoping that as we move along in [fiscal year 2014, which starts Oct. 1], we’re going to be able to dedicate some resources to that important endeavor, but right now that’s been stalled for a year,” she said. “We have vast needs in our system in terms of technology, generally. This year, we will have some tablets in our schools, but we need more of those in our schools for our children.” DODEA officials have a five-year plan that includes an effort to become leaner and more efficient, Fitzgerald said. For example, she said, the professional development program for educators is being rolled out with an eye on cost reduction. The new telepresence panels will save money by cutting the travel costs associated with teacher education, Fitzgerald said, and also are being used to deliver specialized coursework to students in geographically dispersed areas. DODEA also is examining ways to realize cost savings through digital textbooks, she said. “If we were capitalizing on that, we would eliminate a very costly and burdensome supply chain management system … that orders, delivers [and] distributes textbooks throughout the schools,” she explained. Regardless of budget cuts and the effects of sequestration, DODEA remains focused squarely on students and their success, Fitzgerald said, because education is an investment in the nation’s future. “That’s the great thing about the DODEA teachers and leaders and all of those who support our children,” she said. “In the storm of these budget uncertainties, one thing you can count on … is the strength of the talent before our children. And they’re going to the right things by our children. “As we face these challenges,” she continued, “our efforts are going to be dedicated toward our children, and everything that we do in DODEA to meet these budget challenges and other challenges that come our way is going to be done with a view towards protecting that very important and critical investment in our children.”

As part of the training ensuring every member of the Department of the Navy (DON) team understands that Sexual Assault in all forms is unacceptable, civilian staff members from the Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) are conducting Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) training, Aug. 20. - Sept. 18. Sexual Assault Prevention: One Team, One Fight is mandatory training for all DON civilians and must be completed before Oct. 1. The training is designed to meet Congressional, Department of Defense and DON requirements as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. Opening the One Team, One Fight training is a video which includes an introduction by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus: “This important training program is critical to the success of our Department of the Navy as a safe and secure work environment – that’s true for all Sailors, Marines and civilians – we’re all a team. But there’s a problem that affects our safety and our mission readiness and I’m talking about sexual assault. On average, three sexual assaults are reported every single day. And that isn’t the whole story, because a lot of sexual assaults go unreported. Sexual assault is real and it is a crime. It violates our military code of conduct and there’s ab-

solutely no place in our Navy and Marine Corps for sexual assault, period. Sexual assault harms team morale. It erodes the trust that binds our organization together, it undermines our operational readiness and it tarnishes our reputation. It also violates the trust of the families who have placed the well-being and safety of their family members in our hands. As secretary, I’m personally committed to eliminating sexual assault throughout the Department of the Navy, because we are a family. It’s up to all of us to protect each other.” Mike Stahl, SAPR program manager for NETC, is coordinating the civilian training at headquarters and throughout the domain. Stahl also serves as one of the facilitators for the headquarters training. “We have more than 4,000 civilians working side-by-side with our military members at NETC activities, so it’s vital to include them in this important effort,” he said. “Civilians are an integral part of our training and education culture, and they need to be armed with the same type of information which was provided to our service members during the SAPR standdown, SAPR Leadership and fleet training sessions.” The civilian SAPR training is approximately 90-minutes long and consists of 30-minutes of video followed by guided group discussion. Class size is designed to average 30 participants, with multiple classes scheduled to include all civilians. In addition to two facilitators, an area Sexual Assault Response Coordinator

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(SARC) or a SAPR Victim Advocate is present during the sessions to provide support to any sexual assault survivors in the audience. Anne Ballensinger, SAPR victim advocate from the Naval Air Station Pensacola Fleet and Family Support Center, participated in the training. Ballensinger is often the first one to take the call that a sexual assault has taken place. “This new training is provided to ensure that every member of DON understands that sexist behaviors, sexual harassment and sexual assault are not tolerated, condoned or ignored,” said Ballensinger. “Every member must be treated with dignity and respect – all allegations of inappropriate behavior must be taken very seriously and victim privacy must be protected while treating them with utmost sensitivity. Additionally, bystanders must be motivated to step in and intervene in a situation that doesn’t seem right while we hold offenders accountable for committing these crimes.”

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online for excellence, research, hu- To read the Navy Surgeon manitarian assistance, health General’s birthday message promotion and prevention to the Dental Corps, visit Navy Medicine’s Live Blog, around the world. http://go.usa.gov/jtwh. Seeking a Greater Challenge Leaving a successful private practice in New York City after “Not many dentists learn 20 years, Lt. Cmdr. Frederic how to drive Mine-Resistant Giauque, dental department Ambush Protected vehicles head aboard USS Essex (LHD (MRAP), or forklifts,” said 2), sought his next challenge Lisell. “I was even licensed to fulfill a long-time dream of on a Humvee and earned serving in the Navy. their Seabee Combat Warfare “I joined the Navy only Device.” three-and-a-half years ago Navy dentists also support and I have found an incredibly humanitarian missions. They supportive and challenging en- lead departments, clinics and vironment,” said Giauque. “I hospitals on land bases or at chose to be with the Marines sea. They even provide dental for my first tour and the experi- care to the president of the ence I got was simply extraor- United States. dinary, arriving at 1st Dental “Whether in peacetime supBattalion at Camp Pendleton, porting humanitarian assisCalif. This was the best move tance and disaster relief misI have ever done.” sions, or in war, the officers of the dental corps will continualOperating Forward ly support the causes of dental Giauque spent five months readiness and dental health for in Helmand Province at Camp those entrusted in our care,” Leatherneck as part of the I said Giauque. Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). During his deploy- Advancements in Dentistry ment, he treated Marines, SailThe U.S. Navy Dental Corps ors, coalition troops, civilian was established on Aug. 22, – even military dogs – in tents 1912 when President William equipped with all the latest Howard Taft signed a bill from technology, right in the middle the 62nd Congress authorizof Afghanistan. ing the Secretary of the Navy Navy dentists also deploy to appoint 30 acting assistants where their specialized knowl- dental surgeons to be part of edge or skills are needed to the Medical Department of the support the warfighter. Navy. The bill established the Lisell has deployed to corps to have capabilities in all Kuwait; Okinawa, Japan; Rota, areas of dentistry, to be of good Spain; and Afghanistan, work- moral character and of unquesing with Sailors and Marines as tionable professional ability. well as in theater with a Navy Since its charge, the U.S. Construction Battalion, more Navy Dental Corps has grown commonly known as Seabees. to nearly 14 specialties, includIn addition to providing unit ing Comprehensive Dentistry; dental care, she set up a for- Endodontics; Operative Denward operating base, dug fight- tistry; Oral and Maxillofacial ing positions, set up a basic aid Pathology; Oral Medicine and station, provided triage for a Radiology; Orthodontics; Pemass casualty and performed diatric Dentistry; Prosthodondentistry in the field. tics; Public Health Dentistry;

and Research Dentistry in addition to numerous other clinical specialties. “Advancements in dental technology have changed greatly,” said Lisell. “I found this out for myself when I toured the museum aboard the decommissioned battleship USS North Carolina (BB-55). Navy dentists worked in austere conditions when compared to a modern dental hygiene operatory, but that didn’t stop them from providing the best possible care to our warfighters during World War II.” Giauque noted that for 101 years, the main role of Navy Medicine’s Dental Corps is to maintain operational readiness for Sailors and Marines no matter where they go. “We have to be proud and preserve that legacy,” said Giauque. Drs. Emory Bryant and William Cogan were appointed as the first Dental Corps officers on Oct. 23 and 24, 1912. It wasn’t until March 5, 1915 that Harry Harvey would serve aboard USS Solace (AH-5), becoming the first dental officer to serve aboard a ship. Assistant Dental Surgeon Lucian Williams reported to Parris Island on Aug. 4, 1913, becoming the first dental officer to service with the U.S. Marine Corps. Since the Dental Corps founding, its officers have lead their corps with distinction earning 33 Bronze Stars, 17 Silver Stars, one Navy Cross and two Medals of Honor awarded to Lt. Cmdr. Alexander Lyle and Lt. j.g. Weedon Osborne, for their heroic actions in France during World War I. “I’ve come to realize that I’m a member of a proud line of professionals,” said Lisell. “It’s hard to predict where the Dental Corps will go from here, but I expect that it will be around for another century and I am proud to be a part of it.”


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Upon the recommendation of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Secretary of the Navy has approved the initial step to reduce, eliminate or consolidate a net of 35 Navy flag officer positions in the ranks of rear admiral (lower half) (O-7), rear admiral (O-8) and vice admiral (O-9), Navy officials announced Aug. 20. “We had to make tough choices, but it was the right thing to do – the plan is in line with Congressional mandates, OSD guidance and our changing fiscal environment,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Mark E. Ferguson. Flag officer end strength adjustments are already underway using a phased approach and will be completed by fiscal year 2017. This will result in a flag officer end strength of 151 Navy specific billets, while meeting the existing minimum requirement for 61 Navy flag officers to fill joint billets. “This plan postures the Navy to absorb future reductions in headquarters and staff due to sequestration. In fact, we plan to submit the elimination of an additional six flag billets with the FY15 defense budget,” said Ferguson. “This reflects our commitment to working more efficiently and cost-effectively in this resource constrained environment without putting our warfighting capabilities at risk.” Specific billets affected by this plan are: SECNAV Billets Executive Director, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Acquisition and Procurement), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Research, Development, and Acquisition), Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. Office of The Chief of Naval Operations Billets ■ Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Fleet Readiness and Logistics, N4, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington,

D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from vice admiral to rear admiral. ■ Director, Energy and Environmental Readiness Division, N45, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral to rear admiral (lower half). ■ Director, Operations Division, Office of Budget, Office of the Assistant SECNAV for Financial Management and Comptroller/Director, Operations Division, Fiscal Management Division, N821, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Director, Fleet Readiness Division, N43, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Director, Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Capabilities, N2/N6F2, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division, N95B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Director, Surface Warfare Division, N96B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Director, Submarine Warfare Division, N97B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Director, Air Warfare Division, N98B, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Director, Total Force Programming and Manpower Management Division, N12, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Merge position with Director,

Military Personnel Plans and Policy Division, N13, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. The pay grade of the combined position will be rear admiral. ■ Director, Decision Superiority, N2/N6F4, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Program Manager, Director for Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Merge Commander, Naval Service Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. and Chief Operating Officer, N7, Naval Education and Training Command, Norfolk. The pay grade of the combined position will be rear admiral (lower half). Fleet Billets ■ Director, Maritime Headquarters, Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral to rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command, Virginia Beach. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral to rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Patrol and Reconnaissance 5th/7th Fleet, Atsugi, Japan. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Commander, Naval Special Warfare Command, Virginia Beach. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Deputy Commander, Fleet Cyber Command/ Deputy Commander, 10th Fleet, Fort Meade, Md. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Merge Commander, Office of Naval Intelligence, Washington, D.C. and Director, National Maritime Intelligence Integration Office, Washington, D.C. The pay grade of the combined position remains rear admiral.

■ Commander, Submarine Group 2, Groton, Conn. will be eliminated. The position pay grade is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 5, Manama, Bahrain has been disestablished. This position had been filled by a flag officer Individual Augmentee from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, Washington, D.C. The associated responsibility of Commander, Task Force 51/59, Manama, Bahrain was turned over to Marine Corps Forces, Central Command.

Acquisition flags ■ Deputy Commander for Ship Design, Integration and Engineering, SEA-05, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral to rear admiral (lower half). ■ Deputy Commander for Undersea Warfare, SEA-07, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Merge position with Program Executive Officer for Submarines, Washington, D.C. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Assistant Commander for Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR-6.0) Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Merge with Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers, Patuxent River, Md. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command Space Field Activity, Washington, D.C. Merge with Program Executive Officer for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Deputy Commander for Surface Warfare, SEA-21, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Merge with Program Executive Officer for Ships, Washington, D.C. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division,

Patuxent River, Md. Merge with Assistant Commander for Research and Engineering, Naval Air Systems Command (AIR-4.0), Patuxent River, Md. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Washington, D.C. Merge with Commander, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Washington, D.C. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Deputy Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, Calif. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Vice Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Vice Commander, Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. Other flags ■ Commandant of the Medical Education Training Campus/Director of Medical Education and Training (M7) BUMED Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral to rear admiral (lower half). ■ Commander, Navy Region Midwest, Great Lakes, Ill. duties will be merged with Commander, Navy Region Northwest, Bangor, Wash. The pay grade of the combined position is rear admiral (lower half). ■ Chief of Staff, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ Director, Navy Medicine Research, M2, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain. ■ United States Pacific Command/United States Pacific Fleet Surgeon, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Reduce pay grade of position from rear admiral (lower half) to captain assigned to U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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AMERICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL COMES TO VIRGINIA BEACH

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Three days. More than 30 bands. The sounds of rock, jazz, country, blues, R&B and more will ďŹ&#x201A;ood the Virginia Beach oceanfront for three sun-ďŹ lled days over Labor Day weekend at the Verizon Wireless American Music Festival (AMF), Aug. 30 - Sept. 1. The largest outdoor music event on the East Coast, the Verizon Wireless AMF brings together local, regional and national acts to play on a gigantic 60-foot wide and 60-foot tall stage on the beach at 5th Street, as well as stages in all parks along the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront.

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â&#x2013;  and the runners see it for free! Each half marathon and relay participant also receive free entry into the three-day American Music Festival by presenting their race number.

ROCK â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ROLL HALF MARATHON RETURNS TO THE BEACH VIRGINIA BEACH

Summer has just begun, but 15,000 runners are already looking ahead to the Labor Day weekend as the Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon returns for its 13th year. Alternative rockers Third Eye Blind will headline the post-race concert, performing at the 5th Street stage on the evening of Sunday, Sept. 1. Third Eye Blind, led by founding member Stephan Jenkins, ďŹ rst came together in San Francisco, Calif. in 1997. Since then, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve recorded three best-sell-

ing albums, including their debut self-titled album, which spawned well-known hits like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jumperâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Semi-Charmed Life.â&#x20AC;? Their latest release, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ursa Major,â&#x20AC;? debuted in 2009. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For more than a decade, runners have been ďŹ&#x201A;ocking to Virginia Beach to mark the end of summer and enjoy our ďŹ&#x201A;at, fast course, live entertainment and unique race experience,â&#x20AC;? said Bethany Dominick, event manager. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re excited to welcome Third Eye Blind to our annual running party as their performance will be the

Photo courtesy of PhotoRun.net/Competitor Group About 15,000 participate in the annual oceanfront road race.

perfect way to kick off the postrace celebration.â&#x20AC;? Virginiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier running event features three days of music on the beach, 13.1 miles of enter-

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When: Oct. 9 - 10, noon to 5 p.m. Where: Virginia Commonwealth University Student Commons, 907 Floyd Ave., Richmond, Va. â&#x2013;  Cost: Free â&#x2013;  For more information, visit: scholarshipsharing.wix.com/scholarshipsharing

For a complete list of events in Hampton Roads or to submit your own, visit www. ďŹ&#x201A;agshipnews.com/calendar

Hearts and Hoofbeats â&#x2013;  When: Sept. 21-22 â&#x2013;  Where: Cedar Hall

Farms; 1501 Gum Bridge Rd., Va. Beach â&#x2013;  For more information, call: 818-0785, or visit www.heartsandhoofbeats.com. This inaugural 2-day signature event will feature not only the rodeo with its bucking bulls, ladies barrel racing and mutton busting for kids on Saturday, attendees will also participate in and be entertained by a Rodeo Kid Rock Star Singing Competition prior to the rodeo.

Open to runners and walkers from novice to professional, live bands and local high school cheerleaders entertain and cheer on participants along the scenic course.

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race welcomes 15,000 participants â&#x2013;  special guest Two-time U.S. Olympian Ryan Hall will return to the oceanfront boardwalk of Virginia Beach for the Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon. Hall, who holds the American record in the half-marathon at 59:43, will be making his second appearance at the event. In 2011, he finished fourth, running 1:03:02.

Continued from C1 invited to participate and enjoy the full Rock â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roll experience, at a shorter distance. The Rock Corporate Challenge invites teams of 10 or more to participate together for a discount, a plaque for largest group participation and added motivation. After the race, participants can relax at the Finish Line Beach Party at 17th Street and then head to the 5th Street stage later that evening for the headliner concert with Third Eye Blind. Each half marathon and relay participant

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When: Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Mount Trashmore Park, Va. Beach â&#x2013;  Cost: $35 for a single space and $70 for a double space â&#x2013;  Application Deadline: Sept. 3 â&#x2013;  For more info, call: 385-2990, or visit www.VBgov.com/specialevents. Treasures at Trashmore is an oldfashioned community yard sale, now accepting applications for participants.

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During this fair, students and their families can learn about college funding options in a friendly and welcoming environment. Representatives from college funding opportunities including foundations, VCU departments and scholarship coordinators will be available at the event. The event will be similar to a career fair, except rather than networking for jobs, students will be networking for college funding. There will be a military appreciation section of the fair where military personnel and their dependents can inquire about college funding options for each branch of the military from participating organizations.

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When: Sept. 6 - 8 Where: Greenbrier North YMCA, Chesapeake â&#x2013;  Apply by: Sept. 3 by 9 p.m. â&#x2013;  For more information, visit: http://goo.gl/2BSt9Y The Military Classic was started by the military and has been continued for more 35 years.

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Matt Kenseth emerges from mid-season doldrums to claim victory at Bristol Motor Speedway By Rick Minter Universal Uclick

As NASCARs Sprint Cup Series drivers head into the toughest 12 weeks of the season, some drivers, like Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano, are hot, while others, like five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, are not. Kenseth emerged from some mid-season doldrums to score a strong win at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night, giving him five wins for the season, which translates to 15 bonus points when the standings are reset after the Sept. 7 race at Richmond International Raceway. Johnson, on the other hand, has the series points lead heading into Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he’s had a rough month. Since his runner-up finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, he’s seen his points lead over second place drop from 75 to 18. In the past two weeks, he’s had finishes of 40th and 36th due to a blown engine at Michigan and a crash at Bristol. For Kenseth, in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing, his Bristol performance – especially holding off Kasey Kahne at the end even though Kahne had fresher tires – has him feeling a sense of momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season and on into the Chase. “I think this [Bristol] weekend was huge for us,” said Kenseth. “Even if we

would have run second and got beat at the end ... at least for me, it would have been a very encouraging weekend. It would have been a shot in our arm, like man, we had all our speed back. Hopefully that gives you momentum. The next 12 weeks are the most important 12 weeks of the season, so I feel like ... approach every race the same. Go out with the idea of trying to qualify the best you can and prepare like you’re going to go try to win the race.” For Johnson, it was another missed chance to get some mojo of his own going as he heads into the Chase. His points position

has him locked into a Chase berth, but winning the regular season offers no reward come Chase time, as all 12 Chase drivers start with the same number of points, plus three bonus points for each regular season win for the Top-10. “This racing stuff happens,” he said. “Luckily, we had a big points lead that we can kind of deal with right now. We certainly want to clean things up and have some great finishes rolling into the Chase. We’ll keep after it and be back again next week.” But he said the most important thing is what happens during the Chase.

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BACKTO SCHOOL GUIDE Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA) (left), Principal Mike Calderone (center left), Student Council President Raina Mills (center), Cartoon Network President and COO Stuart Snyder (center right), and actors Aimee Carrero (center right) and Connor del Rio (right) raise the first Stop Bullying: Speak Up flag at Harding Middle School in Philadelphia, Pa.

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When your carefree summer comes to an end, getting the family ready to go back-to-school can seem a little daunting. Establishing a routine will help students kick off the new school year and reduce stress for the whole family. “Going back-to-school is a pivotal time for children and families across the country,” said Wendy Froehlich, Vice President of Marketing for Homes. com, one of the nation’s top online real estate listing and lifestyle resources. “Get your home and life organized now to ensure the transition is smooth and the school year is the best yet.” With that in mind, Homes.com is offering tips to help beat the back-to-school blues and ensure an A+ performance year-round. Eliminate clutter Designate a specific location to store school papers and materials. This will keep homework and projects from getting lost or in the way. Label individual baskets for each child. Create a family calendar: A family calendar displayed in a central location will keep everyone organized and in the know. Include important project reminders, after school activities and test dates. Get

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the kids involved by having them write in their own activities. Review the calendar together to keep everyone on track. Make lunch a breeze: Pre-pack food for the week and store it in easy-to-see containers, so little helpers can lend a hand. Hang an over-the-door shoe organizer in the pantry and fill it with lunch supplies like sandwich bags, napkins and snacks that children can access when packing their lunches. Create perfect study spaces: Creating a dedicated study space is an ideal way to help a student focus and stay on top of their schoolwork. And several studies show that by learning children’s study habits and tailoring spaces to reflect how each child best learns, you can help kids achieve their maximum potential. For example, some students need to work in a central location so they can get quick help, while others might need a more private, quiet space. Eye-catching Inspiration: Hanging a bulletin board in the study area creates a place for important reminders at eye level. Cover bulletin boards in bright fabric to bring color to the space and spark brilliance and imagination. Or paint an area above the desk with chalkboard paint so children can write with chalk on the wall to stay on top of projects or work through math problems.

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Keep fitness, health a priority during back-to-school season It is almost that time of year that we all dread. Yes, we are nearing the end of summer which for most means back-to-school. Whether your child is heading to college for the first time, attending a brand new school or just getting back into the “school” routine, it can be a stressful time for everyone involved. Anytime your schedule(s) changes, it is important that you keep fitness and your health a priority. Remember – if you don’t have your health then the important aspects of life will be affected – i.e. your children, spouse, work, etc. I realize when one is juggling a lot on their plate – it can seem like an “easier said than done” scenario, but my hope for you is by applying these tips and keeping your health and fitness a priority – it becomes a part of your schedule. Just like everything we do in life – the more we “do” it – the easier it becomes. Things may seem challenging at first, but trust the process and know it will get easier. Tips to maintaining a healthy lifestyle apply all year round and in almost all situations. We would not be human if we did not get out of “routine” and/or “off track” from time to time, but the goal is to get back on track as soon as possible and have the necessary tools to do it. Follow these tips to keeping the stress at bay:

Make the time. I know, I know. What time? There never seems to be enough hours in the day, but trust me, you have time for yourself. You just have to make it. Since each day may be different depending on your schedule, look at the week ahead on Sunday. Literally put it in your calendar the day and time you are going to exercise. Treat it just as you would any other appointment and don’t skip it. You do not need to block off a lot of time for exercise, especially if you are just getting back into the swing of things. Start with 15-20 minutes two times a week. If this means you have to wake up a half hour earlier ... make it happen. Instead of meeting up with co-workers/friends for lunch, head to the gym, go for a walk, etc. Talk with your spouse and see how you two can coordinate your schedules to get time to yourself (then do the same for your spouse). A family that moves together, stays healthy together. I think we all can agree that there are a lot of children that are too sedentary. Fact is – kids model what we do or don’t do. We want to teach our children that “moving” is not only an important aspect of life, but can be fun. What better way to teach your children about the importance of health and fitness than by showing them. Not only are you spending extra quality time with your family, but you all are getting active together and having fun doing it.

Take the family out to the park to kick the soccer ball around, play tag, relay race, etc. Research what could be happening locally. Does your fitness studio offer a kids sports team? While your children are getting involved with sports, you can hit up a fitness class, treadmill, etc. at the same time. What about local events? Enter your family in a 1 mile walk/run event. Create fun games to play in the comfort of your home/yard. Pinpoint your triggers. Becoming mindful when we eat is crucial to identifying why we “do/eat” what we do … when we do. Stress eating is one of the most common food habits people have. It is very easy to use food at a crutch. From having a bad day to being stressed, we have all resorted to food to make us feel better at some point in our lives. In order to change this habit into something more positive, you need to tune in to yourself when you eat, but are not actually hungry. Ask yourself, “What is going on in those moments you turn to food?” Am I stressed? Bored? Trying to fill a void? Have tools you can reach for in times of stress, boredom, bad moods that are healthy and not selfsabotaging such as always having your workout clothes on hand, a book/website/app that has words of motivation, place notes on your desk/ fridge/mirror that say something that will help you in times of need, etc.

LIFE SKILLS EVERY COLLEGE STUDENT NEEDS TO LEARN With no mom or dad near by, college students must make the transition from child to young adult

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buffets common to campus meal plans, avoid letting these nutritional pitfalls get the better of you. You can improve your nutrition by prepping your own food sometimes. Even if you only have a microwave in your dorm, try whipping up oatmeal for breakfast and tacos topped with tomatoes and heated beans for dinner. If you’re blessed with a full kitchen, you can be much more versatile. Pick easy recipes and follow them closely until you understand the principles of simple cooking. Once you’re comfortable with the basics, get creative with seasonings and ingredients. Laundry In an average wash load, the ratio of body oils and sweat to visible stain is 20-to-one. All that running across campus to avoid tardiness won’t help.

College is messy and your laundry will reflect that. Don’t make enemies with your roommate by putting off this necessary task until your next trip home. If you’ve never done your own laundry, don’t stress. It may seem like an exact science, but new products are making it easier to get clothes cleaner with less guesswork. For example, Wisk Deep Clean PowerBlasts from Sun Products are a good choice for laundry newbies, as they come in an convenient, easy-to-use single dose form. One dose, which you add to the drum of the machine before piling the laundry on top, contains the right amount of super-concentrated detergent with micro-cleaners that attack trapped body oil and sweat that some other detergents can leave behind. When in doubt about the care of your clothes, simply read the labels.

More easy laundry tips can be found at www.wisk.com. Good Credit Bad credit can follow you for the rest of your days, whereas good credit can help you secure loans with good rates. And good credit is even more important these days, as some employers run credit checks on candidates before making hiring decisions. Don’t let college be a time to rack up credit card debt you can’t pay off. Before opening an account, thoroughly read the terms of service to understand how the card works and avoid incurring unnecessary fees. Establish a bill payment reminder on your cellphone so you’re never late. Now’s a good time to create a budget that ensures you can pay your bill in full each month.


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C6 | THE FLAGSHIP | AUG 29, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. Tickets range from $21 - $69.75. For ticket info, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.

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Zane Williams has â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Overnight Successâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with new album By Daryl Addison Great American Country | GACTV.com

Texan Zane Williamsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; fourth album is a master class in precise songwriting. For the man who wrote Jason Michael Carrollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hurry Home,â&#x20AC;? he uses his ďŹ rst release since 2011s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ride With Meâ&#x20AC;? to show off a diverse array of songwriting talents. From bar room honky tonks to the streets of BakersďŹ eld, Williams covers a lot of ground while making a case that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no â&#x20AC;&#x153;overnight success.â&#x20AC;? A past recipient of such prestigious honors as the Maxell Song of the Year award through the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hurry Homeâ&#x20AC;?), Williams is a fantastically adept songsmith. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overnight Success,â&#x20AC;? which is available now, opens with the tongue-in-cheek title track that manages to salute Merle Haggard while also laying out the 10-step plan to stardom. Over a staunchly traditional rhythm section, his easy Texas drawl pulls a smile when describing the butterďŹ&#x201A;ies at a performerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst gig â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x153;step up to the mic and pray you remember the words.â&#x20AC;? Williams himself doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seem to have any problem with words, however, as the 11 songs that make up â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overnight Successâ&#x20AC;? are tight, pointed and complete. The rolling â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sure Felt Like Goodbye,â&#x20AC;? which walks a similar contemporary country meets neotraditional line to Craig Campbell, expertly captures the moment when a relationship is over. On the tumbleweed twanger, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tired Of Gettinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; By,â&#x20AC;? treading water just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cut it while he describes his emotions with insightful lines such as, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Like a cloud thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ lled with thunder, but no rain to bring itself

relief.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a natural songwriter and can seemingly do it in any style. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Damnedâ&#x20AC;? is a Dwight Yoakam-inspired honky tonk romp with a fat, low Telecaster lead and pedal steel slice. He effortlessly uses classic country hallmarks including strong words about temptation and key changes for instrumental breaks to show a ďŹ rm grip on the genre. Yet, he is also equally good writing in more contemporary styles like on the pulsing, â&#x20AC;&#x153;When Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Got A Woman,â&#x20AC;? which sounds like something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect from David Nail. With exceptional production to produce a diverse rhythm section, Williams adds a touch of gospel to complement one of his most soulful deliveries. The Western-inďŹ&#x201A;uenced â&#x20AC;&#x153;On A Good Day,â&#x20AC;? modern blues-tinged â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kissinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;,â&#x20AC;? and Americana-ďŹ&#x201A;avored â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Simple Thingsâ&#x20AC;? all reference topics that are common on country radio, yet his knack for a hook goes a long way to set himself apart. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the melody through a chorus and other times itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the instrumental intro that comes around again later, but the songs on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overnight Successâ&#x20AC;? are destined to keep running through listenerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heads. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Overnight Successâ&#x20AC;? is ripe with melody. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Little Too Lateâ&#x20AC;? combines swirling ďŹ ddle/ guitar harmonies with controlled pedal steel lines before ushering in Red Dirt dramatics. Williams illustrates a vocal patience that the songâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main character might need to take into account when wondering about a girl. The fragile â&#x20AC;&#x153;While I Was Awayâ&#x20AC;? laments the road when considering family, as his intimate vocal rises and falls to intertwine with a lonely ďŹ ddle.

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Get â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hellboundâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; with Hank Williams, Jr. at nTelos Pavilion By Yiorgo Contributing Writer

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Yiorgo: Can you give me a memory or two of what it was like getting banjo lessons from Earl Scruggs and piano lessons from Jerry Lee Lewis? Hank Williams, Jr.: Well â&#x20AC;Ś everyone from Jerry Lee Lewis to Fats Domino to Little Richard were over at our ofďŹ ce just to play the piano and talk to momma. So, my childhood was not a normal childhood. Jerry Lee showed me how to boogie-woogie on the piano and I was so young, I really didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know at that time how big of a star Jerry was. He was just a guy over at the house. Earl and Louise Scruggs were dear friends. Earl taught me many things on the banjo. Those are memories you just wish you had on tape. Y: Knowing what you know now about how your life has turned out, if you could change what happened on Aug. 8, 1975 on Ajax Mountain in Montana, would you? HW: That day changed my life forever. Prior to that day, I was always living in daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shadow. I think after the fall, I discovered who I was and what I wanted to do. I woke up in the hospital room with June Carter Cash and Johnny Cash at my bedside. You know lots of people donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize, June Carter Cash is my godmother. She and Johnny stayed with me, prayed over me, and were there for me whenever I needed them. Y: In 1989 you recorded the electronic video duet with your dad on the song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s A Tear In My Beer.â&#x20AC;? What are you memories of those times? HW: I wish I would have been able to be in the studio with daddy to really make the recording. But thanks to good technology, I was able to record with him years after his passing. That, I think, was

like the ďŹ rst time something like that had happened. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember when Natalie Cole did it with her father, but I think we were ďŹ rst in making such a recording. Hearing daddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s voice over the headphones just sent chill bumps through my entire body. It was a magical day in the studio and it became a magical moment for the video. Y: How and where do you see yourself and your inďŹ&#x201A;uence in the music world â&#x20AC;Ś and life in general? HW: If my music has touched anybody, helped them through a tough time, spoke to them in a way that I was their voice on a subject â&#x20AC;Ś then I feel that I did what I was supposed to do. Music is a way of communicating, I just happen to be outspoken and speak what I believe. I share a lot of that in my music. I hear lots of people say that I inďŹ&#x201A;uenced their sound, and if I did, well then thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great. Y: How would you like to be remembered? HW: I want people to know that I meant what I say â&#x20AC;Ś and I do what I say. I am not a fake and I am not going to try and convert fans just to be popular. My fans are loyal to me because I am loyal back. Y: When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re relaxing, who do you listen to and whose music do you enjoy playing for your own amusement? HW: I listen to rhythm and blues, some old Waylon (Jennings), and a variety of things. I am not a radio guy, so I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t just sit around and listen to the new artists today. Hank Williams, Jr. will be performing at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion at 8 p.m. on Aug. 31. Tickets range from $21 -$69.75. For ticket info, visit www.ticketmaster.com, or call (800) 745-3000.

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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | AUG 29, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | C7 Justin Moore brings his “Off The Beaten Path” tour to Paradise Beach on Fort Monroe, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets for both general admission and VIP seating are on sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster. com, or via phone at (800) 745-3000. Concert will take place rain or shine.

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COUNTRY SENSATION JUSTIN MOORE BRINGS HIS ‘OFF THE BEATEN PATH’ TOUR TO HAMPTON By Yiorgo Contributing Writer

Country sensation Justin Moore will be performing at Paradise Beach on Fort Monroe, Sept. 6. In a recent candid conversation, he spoke about life, music, God and family. Yiorgo: What was it like growing up in a small town? Justin Moore: It was great! I grew up in Poyen, Ark. (population 272), about 45 miles south of Little Rock. It’s the type of town where all that matters there is church on Sunday morning, family and whatever sport was on at the time … like hunting, fishing, football, baseball, etc. Sports taught me a lot about work ethic and discipline that I have been able to apply to my job today. I loved it so much that I’ve moved back home, buying the same land that my grandpa owned. I can’t wait to see my two kids grow up and play in the same town and same land that I did. Y: When did you realize that you could sing and what made you decide to try country music? JM: Well, in a town of less than 300 people, I always got picked to sing in the church plays. Also, my uncle had a Southern Rock band, so I played with them and fell in love with being on stage. My family had faith in me so I went to Nashville in 2002 … using a lot of mom and dad’s money. I did it all, a lot of odd-end jobs from working at the mall to selling meat behind a truck while I was writing country songs. Suddenly it dawned on me that I would need to write songs for myself because the best ones were being written for the established singers. Y: 2009 was a pivotal year for you, from being named Best Male Country Artist to a having a child. Tell us about it. JM: The second song I ever wrote, “Small Town USA” became my number one hit that year, and that allowed us to put out my first album called “Justin Moore,” which came out in 2009. With my good friend Jeremy

Stover, we co-wrote most of the songs on that album. He taught me a lot about the business and how to write songs. A couple of other songs became hits, “Backwoods” and “How I Got To Be This Way.” It went on to become our first gold album. Ella, our first daughter, was born and I also started touring. Y: In 2009-10, you also opened for some big names such as Trace Adkins; Hank Williams, Jr.; Lynyrd Skynyrd; Rascal Flatts and others: Any funny stories? JM: When I opened for Hank Williams, Jr., it looked like the two of us may not meet, so I got in the greeting line and met him. He was very friendly. I told him who I was and I explained that I opened for him. He had me visit with him many times on his bus where he shared advice and talked about life. All those arena tours were great, but it’s a heck of a lot more fun to now tour with our own show. Y: You’re touring, you’re coming to Fort Monroe on Sept. 6 and your third album is coming out on Sept. 17 called “Off the Beaten Path.” What’s next for you? JM: It’s very exciting! We tested the waters and we did quite well, so we are on our second tour, the “Off The Beaten Path” tour. We look forward to performing for all the great folks in the Hampton Roads area. As far as the future goes, we want to make it as big as we can and take our career to the level we have not been yet. It’s more difficult to keep it going. Someday, I’d like to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry. I’m very blessed to have three beautiful women in my life – our two precious daughters Ella and Kennedy, and my lovely wife Kate – who keep me humble. Justin Moore brings his “Off The Beaten Path” tour to Paradise Beach on Fort Monroe, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets for both general admission and VIP seating are on sale now and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com, or via phone at (800) 745-3000. Concert will take place rain or shine.

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With the average American family doing more than 400 loads of laundry each year, it’s no wonder that the laundry room has become one of the most popular remodeling projects in the house. Often out of sight and out of mind, most laundry rooms are designed like closets rather than efficient utility rooms. But according to decorator Jenny Komenda, who blogs at The Little Green Notebook, with just a few inexpensive changes, you can brighten your clothes and your mood by transforming your dark and dingy laundry room into a bright, functional (and even enjoyable) place. Check out these tips from Komenda, The Home Depot, Tide and Maytag for the Brilliant HE Clean campaign on how to create more efficient and enjoyable laundry rooms: ■ Dealing with a dark, cave-like laundry room is a chore in and of itself. By taking off the doors on a few of your upper cabinets, you’ll open up the space and create a place to store baskets. Assign baskets for every member of the house, which makes sorting a breeze. ■ Why not découpage or paint the insides of your cabinets for a fun pop of color? It’s a guaranteed smile

Roof Look for problem areas, such as missing or broken shingles, along with roofing tiles that are “flapping” in the wind. These indicate that a new roof may be in your future. Newer products on the market, such as polymer shake and slate roofing tiles, are impact-resistant. And some tiles, like those from DaVinci Roofscapes, are fire and impact-resistant. Along with helping protect against potential wildfires and severe weather, these roofs often come with a homeowner insurance discount. They also have a 50-year limited warranty. Windows If you find the windows in your home don’t operate easily, there’s air leaking in or out of the units or condensation builds up between the glass panes, it may be time to replace them. Consider vinyl framed windows, which are energy-efficient, visually appealing and durable. Plus, they don’t come with the maintenance hassles of wood windows, such as rotting frames, scraping and repainting. For example, Simonton vinyl windows have a strong product warranty and are ENERGY STAR qualified. Accessory Features Check shutters, trim and louvers. Look for water spots, decay or peeling paint to see if they’re deteriorating, suffering from insect infestations or warping. When it’s time to replace these items, select low-maintenance urethane or PVC products, like those from Fypon. The lightweight pieces are easy to install, add curb appeal and resist moisture. Main Entry Door Can you see light around your door from the inside? Is the door hard to close or lock? Is the door itself warped? These are signs it’s time to replace your entry door. And even if you can’t see light, air may be moving through gaps in the weather stripping at a surprising rate. Consider replacing an entryway with a high-performance fiberglass door, like those from Therma-Tru. Fiberglass doors can have up to four times more insulating value than wood doors. And, selecting a door with all its components made by the same manufacturer – such as weatherstripping, sills and sweep – assures that you’re purchasing a strong, reliable entry door. For more home improvement tips, visit www.myfixituplife.com. If you have limited time and resources to complete home improvement projects, stick to those upgrades that will have a lasting impact.

Simple ways to green your life at home and at work Reduce, reuse, recycle – it’s the mantra we’ve heard for decades, and it appears Americans are taking the message to heart and making efforts to go green in all aspects of their lives. Whether it’s in their own home or at their place of work, being Earth-friendly isn’t just a trend – it’s the new modern way of life. If you’re looking to make your life a little greener – whether during the nine-to-five or the five-to-nine – consider a few simple ways you can save Mother Earth and feel pretty good about yourself too: Watch your water footprint Water is an important part of daily life and Americans are lucky to have a reliable supply on hand at the simple flip of the faucet handle. The average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home, according to the EPA. We use even more at work or school. It’s time we take a closer look at our water footprint. You can reduce your water usage in numerous ways. At home and work, you should use WaterSense-labeled toilets, sinks and shower heads. Because both businesses and homeowners like to save, check out epa. gov to find rebates for water-wise improve-

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each and every time you reach for your detergent. Also don’t ignore the door. Adhere some cork panels on the inside of the cabinet doors and create a space to pin all those stain removal tips. ■ Don’t like the cabinets, floors and countertops in your laundry room? Every surface can be painted or resurfaced. Update your laundry room with paint and a concrete overlay for less than $30 in materials. Say goodbye to the outdated linoleum, brick pavers and old, dark cabinets. ■ A rolling laundry butler can be your best friend, doing triple duty with a hanging bar, a rolling basket and a drying rack. It’s the perfect choice for smaller laundry rooms that haven’t been updated in a few decades. ■ Don’t neglect your laundry room walls. Hanging interesting art and mirrors will elevate your room and make it feel less utilitarian and a little homier. Suddenly those 400 loads of laundry most of us will do this year might actually be enjoyable. ■ A folding station makes all the difference. Use a slab of stone or a simple piece of painted mediumdensity fiberboard (MDF) on top of washer/dryer units to create a folding station that also prevent socks from slipping in between the appliances.

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ments. Additionally, remember to turn off water when appropriate, such as when you brush your teeth or are rubbing your hands together to generate soap bubbles. Keep showers to 10 minutes or less. Look for products that use reclaimed materials Americans generated about 250 million tons of trash, and recycled and composted almost 87 million tons of this material in 2011, which is equivalent to a 34.7 percent recycling rate, the EPA reports. This rate is pretty impressive, and with waste now being employed as the primary ingredient for things we use every day, this number is likely to rise. Reclaimed rubber is one such example. Ecore, a rubber flooring company, uses reclaimed rubber tires to make commercial flooring and has been doing so for more than 25 years. Old, exhausted treads of tractortrailer tires are ground, screened and separated to remove contaminants – creating a durable flooring option for businesses.

Go green with your greenery Being strategic about what plants you use for landscaping at home and work can help you conserve water and reduce maintenance requirements. Use natural vegetation appropriate for the region where you live. Ask your nursery or state’s extension service about shrubs, trees and ground covers that are good alternatives to grass. Native plants quickly adapt to changing climate conditions, so you’ll spend less time trimming and watering. While you have your green thumb out, consider placing a few houseplants in your office and throughout your home. As part of plants’ natural photosynthesis process, they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, which helps to naturally clean the air around us. Some houseplants have even been shown to remove formaldehyde and benzene pollutants from the air. Increase your indoor air quality with a few good greens. Try houseplant varieties like philodendron, spider plants, (chlorophytum comosum) or peace lilies (spathiphyllum).


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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: 7:30 p.m., Fri. (Sabbath Fellowship Oneg Shabbot Follows)

* Nursery care is available Sundays, 10 a.m. - Noon

ISLAMIC WORSHIP: Masjid al Da’wah 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) Services: 1:30 p.m., Fri. Chapels are open daily for prayer.

NWS Yorktown Chapel

NAS Oceana Chapel

ROMAN CATHOLIC ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 8:30 a.m., Sun. Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m., Tues.-Fri. PROTESTANT 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., Sun. Worship service:10:30 a.m., Sun. PROTESTANT Sun. school: 9:15 a.m., Sun. NSA Northwest Worship service: 10:40 a.m., Annex Chapel Sun. ROMAN CATHOLIC Bible study: 11 a.m., Wed. Rosary: 8:30 a.m., Sun. Confessions: 8:45 a.m., Sun. Dam Neck Annex Mass Schedule: 9 a.m., Sun. Chapel ROMAN CATHOLIC PROTESTANT (EPISCOPAL) Confessions: 4:15 p.m., Sat. Worship service: 11 a.m., Sun. Mass Schedule: 5 p.m., Sat. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL July 29 - Aug. 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

PROTESTANT Worship service: 9 a.m., Sun.

contact info

duty chaplain

Norfolk: 444-7361 JEBLCFS: 462-7427 Yorktown: 887-4711 Oceana: 433-2871 Dam Neck: 492-6602 NSA Northwest Annex: 421-8204

The Duty Chaplain stands by to serve and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Conversations are confidential. Contact the Duty Chaplain by calling 438-3822.

For stories from the Chaplain’s Corner, visit www.flagshipnews.com/news/chaplains_corner/


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