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USS Helena returns home from deployment By Kevin Copeland Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic Public Affairs

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The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) returned to its homeport at Naval Station Norfolk from a regularly scheduled deployment, Oct. 15. Under the command of Cmdr. Jeffrey E. Lamphear, the submarine returned from the European Command, Central Command and Pacific Command Areas of Responsibility, where it executed the Chief of Naval Operation’s Maritime Strategy in supporting national security interests and Maritime Security Operations. “Congratulations to the fine crew of USS Helena for an exceptional deployment,” said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, Com-

mander, Submarine Forces. “I could not be more pleased with Helena’s superb execution of missions vital to national security in the Central Command and other areas of operation. Cmdr. Lamphear’s crew demonstrated outstanding determination, agility and resiliency. Helena’s unflinching ability to respond to all tasking was a true test of a well-prepared high performance warship. Welcome back home to well-deserved reunion with family and friends. A grateful nation is thankful for the sacrifices made by the Helena crew. You set the example for the fleet – well done!” Lamphear expanded on the submarine’s mission accomplishment during the deployment.

■ ship’s mission USS Helena deployed to the European Command, Central Command and Pacific Command Areas of Responsibility in mid-April supporting national security interests and maritime Security Operations.

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Local church members bake 7,000 cupcakes in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

MCC(SW/AW) Sabrina Parker Family and friends wait as the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) arrives at Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk as it returns from a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.

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online View more photos at VIRGINIA BEACH www.flagshipnews.com. Doctors, patients, family members and employees of cancer specialist centers, nearly a thousand. cancer ward’s mammograThe women gathered the phy clinics, OBGYN offices next day to package, handand oncology offices in the write tags and distribute the Hampton Roads were sur- cupcakes to cancer specialprised with pink iced cupcakes ist centers throughout the accented with hand written Hampton Roads. notes from the Women of Among hospitality events, the church also reaches out to Wave Church Oct. 16th, Pastor Sharon Kelly of its military community by ofWave Church asked fellow fering military Cell Groups, church women members to counseling for military famipartner with her in the of lies, send church resources to baking 6,000 cupcakes in deployed military personnel honor of breast cancer aware- and devotes two Sunday serness month in which resulted vices a year with a military in almost 7,000 cupcakes, emphasis to honor the milisurpassing their goal by tary and much more.

Sailors aboard the guidedmissile cruiser USS San Jacinto (CG 56) pray for suicide victims before releasing origami cranes into the water during a suicide prevention and awareness event called “Walk out of Darkness.” The crane was chosen to represent the walk and is an international symbol of healing, hope and peace.

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CARING FOR THE CAREGIVERS USO, local military members join for Caregivers Conference Press Release United Service Organization

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Courtesy photo Hundreds of local women baked close to 7,000 cupcakes to give to cancer and mammography centers around Hampton Roads.

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OPERATION JINGLE BEGINS All local active duty service members are invited to participate in the 21st Annual Operation Jingle which helps family members visit stationed troops.

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Caregivers of wounded, ill or injured service members gathered together during the USO Caregivers Conference at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Oct. 18. The USO Caregivers Conference is a biannual conference to bring together

MILITARY FAMILY FESTIVAL The 2013 Military Family Festival includes dozens of games and activities for children as well as entertainment throughout the day.

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local caregivers, as well as caregivers from the surrounding areas like Camp Lejeune, N.C. and the Washington D.C. area, to help tackle unique issues when caring for Wounded Warriors. The conference allows for caregivers to connect with fellow caregivers as well as national experts and to provide resources and tools for coping with the challenges of caring for the wounded. The day kicked-off with laughter and a morale boosting ice breaker led by Steve Shenbaum of game on Nation. Shenbaum, a motivational speaker who works with top athletes, encouraged the caregivers to do something they may not be used to doing;

Courtesy photo Steve Shenbaum of game on Nation, interacts with the audience during the USO Caregivers Conference at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Oct. 18.

be selfish, take some time for yourself and have fun doing it. The interactive session challenged the caregivers to be empowered in their role, demonstrating confidence and challenging them to embrace laughter and to put self first.

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Rear Adm. lays wreath for American vets buried in Korea Rear Adm. Lisa Franchetti, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Korea, lays a wreath at the base of a monument dedicated to the American men and women who gave their lives during the Korean War at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Oct. 5 in Busan, Republic of Korea. The cemetery is the final resting place for 2,300 United Nations service members from 11 countries who gave their lives during the Korean War.

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Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society launches Operation Jingle Program Press Release Navy Marine Corps Relief Society

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Navy Marine Corps Relief Society announces the start of Operation Jingle 2013. All Hampton Roads active duty service members are invited to participate in the 21st annual Operation Jingle, sponsored by the Hotel/Motel Associations and Convention and Visitors Bureaus from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The annual holiday program provides complimentary hotel accommodations to the visiting families of locally stationed service members who are unable to go home for the holidays. Operation Jingle provides a three-night stay in local hotels from Dec. 23-26. To qualify, service members must be stationed and live aboard ships, reside in one of the local barracks or single Sailor PPV. Commands must verify that the rooms will be used for families traveling to and from the Hampton Roads area to spend the holidays with their service member. Room availability is limited. Rooms will be reserved

on a first come-firstserved basis. To participate, commands must designate a representative as the command’s single point of contact to coordinate the delivery of applications and confirmation information with the Norfolk Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. The only charge for the room is a non-refundable reservation fee of $10 per room, per night. The entire reservation fee will be donated to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Reservation fees ensure that all rooms are used. Hotels require 24 hour cancellation in the event rooms cannot be used. Deadline for submission is Dec. 18. Commands may request registration forms from Loretta Russell, Norfolk Navy Marine Corps Relief Society by calling 322-1175 or email at Loretta. russell@nmcrs.org.

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NMCP to participate in Drug Take-Back Day Press Release NMCP Public Affairs

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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s main pharmacy will participate in “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” on Saturday, Oct. 26. Active duty service members, retirees, dependents and staff can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the medical center’s main pharmacy in Portsmouth. Ridding the home of old medications also prevents drug abuse and theft. According to the 2011 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, twice as many Americans regularly abused prescription drugs than the number of those who regularly used cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin and inhalants combined. The same

U.S. Navy file photo Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew Hager, from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton (NHCP), prepares containers of returned medications during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day 2011.

study revealed more than 70 percent of people abusing prescription pain relievers got them through friends or relatives, a statistic that includes raiding the family medicine cabinet. Unused and expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to di-

version, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are high, as are accidental poisonings and overdoses. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines – flushing them down the toilet or

throwing them in the trash – are safety and health hazards. During the Drug Enforcement Agency’s DEA’s TakeBack day in April, more than 371 tons of unneeded prescription medications were collected at more than 5,800 locations. The last six TakeBack days have collected and removed from circulation more than 2.8 million pounds of prescription medications. Patrons may bring their medications for disposal to the pharmacy’s counseling window, Bldg. 2, 2nd floor, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous; no questions will be asked. For up-to-date information on NMCP and its branch clinics, go to www.med.navy. mil/sites/NMCP or www. facebook.com/NMCPortsmouth. Editors note: Defense Health Agency contributed to this article.

TRICARE joins in DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Press Release

Petty Officer 1st Class David Ochsenfeld, assigned to the security department at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, packs returned medications into boxes during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s first National Prescription Drug TakeBack Day in 2010

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Beneficiaries of the TRICARE military health plan are also participating in National Prescription Drug Take-back Day. During the Drug Enforcement Agency’s semiannual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, collection sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 for people to bring excess prescription drugs that otherwise could be misused or abused or could cause environmental contamination. Prescription and over-the-counter “solid dosage” medications – tablets and capsules – are accepted, but intravenous solutions, injectable medications and needles are not. Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this program, officials said. Defense Health Agency officials said many military installations participate in this event, including Fort Hood, Texas; Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.; the Naval Medical Center in San Diego; and Fort Benning, Ga. To find a collection site click the “Locate Collection Sites” link at www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback.

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A4 | THE FLAGSHIP | OCT 24, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM The Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Helena (SSN 725) approaches Pier 3 at Naval Station Norfolk as it returns from a regularly scheduled six-month deployment.

Tours resume at NAVSTA Norfolk Press Release Naval Station Norfolk Public Affairs

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Naval Station Norfolk has resumed offering tours of the installation. Tours were suspended Oct. 7th due to the government shutdown. Tour times are 11 a.m., Noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The 45minute, non-stop, narrated tour allows visitors the opportunity to see aircraft carriers, destroyers, frigates, amphibious ships and one of the busiest airfields in the country. The tour also features historic homes from the 1907 Jamestown Exposition. Tours depart from the Naval Tour and Information Center located at 9079 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, next to Gate 5. For more information, please call 4447955.

MCSN Bounome Chanphouang USS Roosevelt CO Capt. Daniel Grieco gives a flight deck tour to Bronislaw Komorowski, president of the Republic of Poland.

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| Steamed more than 50,000 nautical miles while deployed

Continued from front “Our operations spanned three gulfs, two seas and two oceans while conducting exercises with coalition partners and other U.S. forces,” said Lamphear. “Our operations supported multi-national, U.S. national and theater strategic and tactical objectives. The operations demonstrated the U.S submarine force’s ability to maintain an extended presence and execute any of our multiple missions, while remaining undetected in any area accessible from the world’s oceans.” During the deployment Helena steamed more than 50,000 nautical miles, which is equivalent to circumnavigating the Earth twice along the equator. They did get the opportunity to enjoy some down time. “We were able to conduct port visits in Bahrain, Diego Garcia, Greece, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates,” said Lamphear. “We had

an opportunity to experience different cultures and enjoy the different cuisines each presented. While in port the crew was outstanding ambassadors for the United States and while at sea their performance was even more outstanding. “The Helena crew demonstrated the high level of moral, professionalism, and technical and tactical excellence that characterizes the U.S. submarine force. Operating in some of the most navigationallyconstrained areas with the highest shipping densities in the world, they demonstrated our ability to execute multiple missions in seas and oceans spanning the globe. Also, they demonstrated the force’s flexibility by planning and executing a complex mission we did not specifically plan for and in an area we did not plan to go. We overcame hardships, material failures, and challenging environments to execute our missions, further demonstrating the submarine force’s endurance by operating at

sea for long periods without external material support. “There were also some significant personal achievements during the deployment. Sixteen enlisted and three officers earned their Submarine Warfare Qualifications, can wear the coveted and elite dolphins. In addition, we had 25 junior enlisted, six chief petty officers, and seven officers promoted or advanced to their current ranks. I could not be prouder of their accomplishments.” Despite all the professional and personal achievements, they are glad to be returning home. “We are very happy to be back in Norfolk with our friends and loved ones,” said Lamphear. “We will enjoy a very well-deserved break and the quality time we will be able to spend with our families. Afterwards, we will be back to work training new crew members and ensuring Helena is in top material condition to maintain our readiness for deployment worldwide in support-

ing our country’s defense.” Fast-attack submarines like Helena have multi-faceted missions. They use their stealth, persistence, agility and firepower to deploy and support special force operations, disrupt and destroy an adversary’s military and economic operations at sea, provide early strike from close proximity, and ensure undersea superiority. Helena is the 38th Los Angelesclass attack submarine and fourth ship to bear the name of the capital city, Helena, Mont. The submarine was built by the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., and commissioned July 11, 1987. The 360-foot ship has a current crew compliment of 15 officers and 129 enlisted Sailors, and displaces more than 7,100 tons of water. For more information on the submarine force visit the Submarine Force web site at www.sublant.navy. mil.

ODU students visit Lincoln, Newport News Shipyard By MC3 Thomas Liston USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

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Courtesy photo Steve Shenbaum of game on Nation, interacts with the audience during the USO Caregivers Conference at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Oct. 18. The event is designed to provide caregivers of Wounded Warriors the opportunity to connect with fellow caregivers as well as national experts, and to provide resources and tools for coping with the challenges of caring for the wounded.

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spouse, parent, financial provider Continued from front “I’m asking you as a caregiver to be the most confident caregiver you can be,” said Shenbaum. “And if you don’t have the resources you can find resources… accept that empowerment and remember to surround yourself with people that have your back.” The majority of the caregivers in attendance often wear many hats, including both spouse and parent, and are often the main financial provider for the family. “Caregivers, those people that are giving so much of themselves to care for someone else… amazing, amazing work that you all do every single day,” said John I. Pray, Jr. USO Executive vice president and chief of staff. “We wanted to take a special day for you all. This is about you, this whole conference is about you, thank you for what you do and thank you for coming here today.”

In response to feedback from previous conferences, the USO adapted the conference to include smaller intimate breakout sessions designed to provide caregivers with a safe environment to share personal challenges associated with caring for a wounded, ill or injured service member. The importance of understanding their service member’s injuries, taking time for self, and rebuilding family bonds topped the list of topics. Caregivers were provided resource materials to help them put into practice at home the advice and guidance they received during the conference. USO Tour Veteran and children’s entertainer, Trevor Romain, led the “Raising Your Children and Teens During Transition” session, addressing concerns from caregivers about the affects of visible and invisible wounds on children. Romain shared stories and experiences he has learned from presentations and meetings with thousands of military

children worldwide during more than six years of touring with the USO. “We expect children to understand why they behave the way they do,” said Romain. “They are kids. We need to let them know it’s OK to be angry, to be frustrated. It’s what they do with those feelings that is important.” The conference closed with an art therapy activity led by instructors from the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir, Va. Children and parents created their own visual journal using a variety of materials to capture feelings and thoughts. USO Caregivers Conferences are part of the more than 200 events offered at locations around the world to support the continuum of care that will give returning wounded, ill and injured men and women the best chance to heal with honor. The USO’s goal for these healing heroes and their families is to sustain hope and instill confidence that they can achieve that happy and fulfilling future; keep their families strong and together; and for our nation’s wounded to have a plan for the future with an active support network in place.

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Students attending Old Dominion University (ODU) in Norfolk visited Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) and one of the ships in the yard, Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) in Newport News, Oct. 18. The students, enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering and Technologies (MET) program at ODU, toured the bow area of Lincoln and looked into the dry dock. Michael Kammerer, one of the touring students, is a former machinist’s mate who worked on board USS Enterprise (CVN 65) in the Reactor Department as an Engineering Laboratory Technician. “Being in this program is not only going to help me further my career in engineering, but because I have prior military experience I have hands-on training not many other students have,” said Kammerer. At the shipyard the students were greeted by Gary Fuller, construction director at NNS. “I was very excited to meet these students,” said Fuller.

“I am a graduate of the ODU MET program as well.” Fuller talked to the students about the various jobs engineers have aboard the ship and in the shipyard. “Understanding what engineers do while in a shipyard is vital for my career,” said Kammerer. “I plan on moving to Florida and working in a commercial shipyard, and having this experience helps out greatly.” Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) facilitators organized the visit with NNS directors to not only educate the students but also show them what the shipyard has to offer from an educational and occupational standpoint. “Seeing what the shipyard has to offer from the civilian point of view is very beneficial,” said Kammerer. Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) at NNS. Lincoln is the fifth ship of the Nimitz-class to undergo an RCOH, a major life-cycle milestone. Once RCOH is complete, Lincoln will be one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitzclass aircraft carriers in the fleet and will continue to be a vital part of the nation’s defense.

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20 Years | History

History in the making with X-47 Unmanned Combat Air System Compiled by Flagship Staff

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This week, in support of The Flagship’s 20th Anniversary, we take a brief look back at stories that ran in The Flagship featuring the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), marking historical milestones in naval history and key steps toward the advancement of unmanned aircraft and the possibilities that may one day revolutionize the Navy we know today. The Navy made Pax River history after it conducted the naval air station’s historic first flight of the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator, July 29, 2012. This milestone event is the first of many flights at Pax River to demonstrate X-47B’s compatibility with aircraft carrier flight procedures and launch recovery equipment, said Matt Funk, UCAS lead test engineer. The unique airspace and ship equipment at Pax River allow us to conduct the testing here before we land aboard the aircraft carrier next year. One of the testing facilities at Pax River is a simulated aircraft carrier environment, which will allow team members to ensure the aircraft is ready to operate in testing at sea. Land-based testing will establish X-47B has the ability to conduct precision approaches and to perform arrested landings and catapult launches prior to actual aircraft carrier operations. The X-47B’s flight is another important step closer to the Navy’s vision of operating tailless, autonomous, unmanned systems from aircraft carriers, said Capt. Jaime Engdahl, Navy UCAS program manager. On May 4, the Navy made history once again when the X-47B demonstrator completed its first-ever arrested landing at Pax River, conducting yet another key step to mature the system for its historic carrier-based tests later on in month. “Landing an unmanned aircraft on

MC3 Kevin J. Steinberg An X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completes an arrested landing on the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). The landing marks the first time any unmanned aircraft has completed an arrested landing at sea.

an aircraft carrier will be the greatest singular accomplishment for the UCAS demonstration and will serve as the culmination of over a decade of Navy unmanned carrier integration work,” said Capt. Jaime Engdahl, Navy UCAS program manager. “Shore based arrested landing testing here at NAS Patuxent River is our final check that the X-47B can meet that objective.” During test, the X-47B used a tailhook on the aircraft to catch a carrier representative cable, known as the MK-7 arresting gear, to quickly stop the aircraft. This is known as an arrested landing, the type of recovery required aboard aircraft carriers. The MK-7 arresting gear is an underground installation of actual carrier equipment that accommodates structural tests and aircraft/arresting gear compatibility studies with all models of Navy carrier aircraft. “This actual demonstration of the X-47B unmanned carrier operations is a first, essential step toward developing a carrier-based unmanned system for the U.S. Navy,” said Rear Adm. Mat Winter, who leads the Program Executive Office for Unmanned Aviation and Strike Weapons. “A carrier-based unmanned

aircraft will increase carrier strike group relevance, provide opportunities for training and readiness cost avoidance and enable our future forward deployed carrier air wings to provide continuous intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability.” On May 14, the Navy made history once again when the X-47B demonstrator completed its first ever carrier-based catapult launch from USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia. “Today we saw a small, but significant pixel in the future picture of our Navy as we begin integration of unmanned systems into arguably the most complex warfighting environment that exists today – the flight deck of a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier,” said Vice Adm. David Buss, Commander, Naval Air Forces, the Navy’s “Air Boss.” Buss called the launch a “watershed event” in naval aviation and said he expects that decades from now, a future “Air Boss” will have a picture of the X-47B launching from Bush behind his or her desk, just as he has a picture of aviation pioneer Eugene Ely’s first-ever landing on the deck of a ship in 1911 behind his

desk today. “The flight today demonstrated that the X-47B is capable of operation from a carrier, hand-off from one mission control station to another, flight through the national airspace and recovery at another location without degradation in safety or precision,” said Matt Funk, lead test engineer for the Navy UCAS program. Finally, on July 10, history was made when Bush conducted the successful carrier-based arrested landing of the X-47B demonstrator. “Today we witnessed the capstone moment for the Navy UCAS program as the team flawlessly performed integrated carrier operations aboard USS George H.W. Bush with the X-47B aircraft,” said Capt. Jaime Engdahl, Navy UCAS Program Manager. “Our precision landing performance, advanced autonomous flight controls and digital carrier air traffic control environment are a testament to the innovation and technical excellence of the Navy and Northrop Grumman team.” Editor’s note: Releases from Naval Air Systems Command and MC3 Brandon Vinson, USS George H.W. Bush, contributed to this article.

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A8 | THE FLAGSHIP | OCT 24, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM The Los Angeles-class submarine USS Albany (SSN 753) arrives at Norfolk Naval Shipyard for the start of its engineering overhaul.

USS Albany arrives for engineering overhaul availability Press Release NAVSEA Public Affairs

We’re excited; we’re chargedup and ready to go. My team is gold and they’re ready to get started. -Superintendent Dave Bittle

â– about NNSY NNSY, a field activity of the Naval Sea Systems Command, is the oldest industrial facility belonging to the U.S. Navy, and specializes in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.

The on-time or early completion of submarine maintenance is critical to the eet and essential to maintaining warďŹ ghter readiness.

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USS Albany (SSN 753) arrived at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) for its Engineered Overhaul (EOH) availability Oct. 16. The work included involves a large modernization package and extensive maintenance to Albany, a 300,000-plus mandays availability. The team will be having a complete package done including removing the shaft and the sonar dome for maintenance. In addition, Albany will receive the latest combat systems package currently being developed, a ďŹ rst for NNSY. A package similar to USS Newport News (SSN 750), the Albany team is utilizing the lessons learned in the work being done. Another ďŹ rst for NNSY is that “USS Albany will be the ďŹ rst to incorporate full Job-Readiness Cells (JRC) and Zone Management from the start of the project,â€? said Tim Cox, Non-Nuclear assistant project superintendent (APS). Incorporating the shipyard’s Mission, Vision and Values as well as the three Strategic Goals, the team has prepared diligently for the boat’s arrival. “All Zone Managers and APSs are fully qualiďŹ ed,â€? said Superintendent Dave Bittle. In addition, the team members have been well-involved in learning cells as well as managing training to be a fully qualiďŹ ed workforce. Their work areas and the drydock is clean and up-to-date, something the group takes very seriously. “We’ve got an excellent team so far,â€? said Bittle. “I’m excited and proud of this team and crew and the relationships we’ve built with one-another. We’re coming together pretty good." Albany is a Los Angeles-class submarine commissioned April 7, 1990, the ďŹ fth ship of the United States Navy to be named for Albany, New York. “We’re more than ready,â€? said Bittle. “We’re excited; we’re charged-up and ready to go. My team is gold and they’re ready to get started.â€?

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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | OCT 24, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | A9 Right: A Weapons department Sailor aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) serves during a Captain’s Cup volleyball tournament at Buckroe Beach.

ENGINEERING WINS CAPTAIN’S CUP VOLLEYBALL

Below: Lincoln Sailors compete in a Captain’s Cup volleyball tournament at Buckroe Beach. Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

By MC3 Jeremiah Mills USS Abraham Lincoln Public Affairs

Sometimes you have a joust that turns into a kill, sometimes you have to dive to keep the ball in motion, but we are here to play. We are here to win.” -Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Larry Manning Photos by MC3 Jeremiah Mills

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A brilliant blue sky greeted Sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) at Hampton’s Buckroe Beach Oct. 16. Ten departments assigned to Lincoln battled head-to-head in a Captain’s Cup volleyball tournament. The day was reminiscent of the iconic volleyball scene in “Top Gun.” Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class Sheldon L. Hunter, one of several Captains’ Cup coordinators aboard CVN-72, was chosen to assemble and manage all willing participants in a morale-boosting tournament. “As a Captains’ Cup coordinator, it’s my goal to make these events enjoyable and available to the entire crew,” said Hunter. “No matter what the event or sport is, it’s my job to make sure everyone who wants to participate is able to and for them to have some well-deserved fun.” As departments battled head-to-head for the coveted Captains’ Cup trophy, Sailors put their all into a well-played melee of spikes, dives, jousts and kills.

“Sometimes you have a joust that turns into a kill, sometimes you have to dive to keep the ball in motion but we are here to play. We are here to win,” said Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 3rd Class Larry Manning. “We want that title.” As the dust and sand settled, Engineering Department’s team emerged, 10-1 over Combat Systems’ team as the champion. “The other teams played a good game, they fought a good fight but at the end of the day, the ball doesn’t lie and the truth is Engineering Department is your official volleyball Captain’s Cup Champions,” said Chief Machinist’s Mate John Torres. “That’s what makes the Navy enjoyable – to be able to work hard and play hard safely and responsibly and have that chance to bond with our shipmates both in and out of the workplace,” said Hunter. “We look forward to having more events and getting the Sailors involved.” Lincoln is currently undergoing a refueling and complex overhaul (RCOH) at in Newport News shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries.

NFMT Norfolk hosts food training show By Jim Kohler NAVSUP FLC Norfolk Office of Corporate Communications

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Naval Supply Systems command (NAVSUP) Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Norfolk Navy Food Management Team (NFMT) hosted 15 Sailors from eight Norfolk-area commands for culinary training with five certified executive chefs Oct. 15-17. The training, which took place in the NFMT Norfolk training galley, culminated with the second annual NFMT MIDLANT Food Training Show, where the culinary specialists were able to showcase foods they prepared using techniques and skills learned during their training. Nearly 100 Sailors from the Norfolk area attended the show and sampled puff pastries, a breakfast casserole, lasagna, salmon, and pork tenderloin. Most of the food was prepared using scratch cooking techniques and ingredients that are commonly found aboard Navy ships. “I believe that the training received by the Sailors who attended was exceptional and right in line with where we want to take Navy Food Service in the future,” said NFMT Norfolk Team Leader Chief Warrant Officer 5 Todd Grunlien. “The cook from scratch and quick scratch cooking techniques which were trained upon over the three-day period

are relevant to afloat food service and will surely help garner sustainable skill sets that will enable our culinary specialists to provide the best possible food service support in the future.” While one Sailor described how he used several fresh ingredients that would normally be included in an omelet to create an omelet casserole, another explained how one of the executive chefs taught him some valuable knife techniques in which he then used his new knife skills to cut perfectly uniform pieces of vegetables to use in a side dish that included a dry soup mix. This speed scratch cooking technique taught him how to elevate the level of his cooking in a quick and simple way. “I’ve learned a lot over the last three days,” said Culinary Specialist Seaman Recruit Lee McKinney of USS Montpelier (SSN 765). “I wish we could have more of this type of training.” Culinary training provided by the Navy today includes the opportunity to earn certifications that add impact to Navy evaluations. These certifications, including that of certified executive chef, could also help Navy culinary specialists land a career outside of the Navy whenever their time in uniform ends. “We want our Sailors to be as prepared as possible for life outside of the Navy, whether

it’s after their first tour or a 20plus year career,” said Chief Culinary Specialist Chad Shiflett, a certified executive chef and enlisted aide on the staff of Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic. “This training also helps them to deliver an improved product to our Sailors, and can make them more competitive for advancement too.” Sometimes training is provided on techniques not currently used on Navy ships, but used in the restaurant industry. This was the case with instruction the Sailors received to prepare a pork tenderloin using a method called sous vide. After the pork is seasoned and wrapped in plastic, it is vacuum packed. The pork is then placed in a water bath in a device that maintains a constant cooking temperature. The result was a tender, flavorful piece of pork that was uniform throughout. “I enjoyed using the sous vide method because the temperature and color was the same from one end of the tenderloin to the other,” said Culinary Specialist Seaman Tarell Fulton, USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). “The pork was delicious. I’d like to use this technique on our ship.” Many of the Sailors who received the training are brand new to the Navy and the professional culinary world, but are clearly motivated to provide the best possible product to their shipmates.

Bill Pointer Culinary Specialist 1st Class Jacob Green, a certified executive chef from COMSUBLANT (second from left), explains various parts of the knife to Culinary Specialist Seaman Recruit Anthony Micheal, USS Jason Dunham, (left) during a culinary training session at NAVSUP FLC Norfolk.

“I enjoy looking at the faces of eating food I’ve cooked for them,” said Culinary Specialist Seaman Recruit William Collins, USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109). “It makes me feel good about what I’m doing.” For Collins, who has been in the Navy just five months, the training was a real eye opener. “I’ve learned there is so much more you can do on a ship besides using pre-made food. This training has taught me how to be creative with fresh ingredients and still be able to serve a delicious meal for more than 400 people. While underway, using fresh ingredients isn’t always an option. When that opportunity does present itself, we need to take advantage of it.” Meals don’t have to look like they came from a fivestar restaurant to be delicious and healthy.

“There are some ingredients we normally have on the ship that are sometimes overlooked,” said Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Cox, USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43). “If we take a little more time and use some of those overlooked ingredients, we can produce a much better product for our crew. Scratch cooking is all about getting back to the basics of cooking and putting more heart and love into everything we do.” Culinary Specialist Seaman Megan Pool, from Eisenhower, has only been a Navy culinary specialist for three months. She returned to her ship inspired to do great things there. “Training with these chefs and seeing the passion they have for what they do reminded me why I want to be a chef.”

There are some ingredients we normally have on the ship that are sometimes overlooked. If we take a little more time and use some of those overlooked ingredients, we can produce a much better product for our crew.” -Culinary Specialist 2nd Class Kimberly Cox


A10 | THE FLAGSHIP | OCT 24, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM

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NMCP celebrates National Customer Service Week

NMPS NORFOLK: HELPING SAILORS THROUGH THE IA PROCESS

By MC2 Anna Arndt Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

PORTSMOUTH

By MCC Mary Popejoy Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center Public Affairs

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Navy Individual Augmentees (IA), active and reserve, do not simply receive their orders and deploy to far away locales at a moment’s notice; there’s much to do before a Sailor is able to put boots on ground. Once a Sailor receives their IA orders, they must read them closely because they contain information regarding the Pre-Deployment Health Assessment (DD 2795), Expeditionary Screening Checklists (ESC) (NAVPERS 1300/22) (administrative and medical/ dental) (NAVMED 1300/4), Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP) requirements, and information concerning their Navy Mobilization and Processing Site (NMPS). Sailors will either process through NMPS in Norfolk or San Diego, Calif. to complete their pre-deployment screenings and requirements. NMPS will verify that all required items listed in your orders and on the Expeditionary Screening Checklist were completed, Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) e-learning courses were completed, all medical and dental screenings are satisfactory (including vaccinations), and that your security clearance is up to date. In addition, NMPS will issue your mission-specific IA uniforms. “I encourage Sailors to be proactive when completing the Expeditionary Screening Checklist because it will help their processing time through NMPS go a lot smoother,” said Cmdr. Sam Scafe, NMPS Norfolk officer-in-charge. Deploying IA Sailors spend a week at NMPS attending informational briefings and completing medical/dental screenings, just to name a few things, in order to ensure IA Sailors are 100 percent ready to deploy and execute their missions. “The NMPS process is an imperative step in the IA pro-

cess because they prepare us on all of the “other” issues, i.e. pay, TRICARE, and selfcare so that we can focus on the final mission,” said Personnel Specialist 1st Class Misty Parker, a mobilized reservist with Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center. “Every Sailor is unique, and NMPS has proven time and time again to be fully capable of preparing us all individually, so we can perform as a team on our missions.” With so many Sailors processing through NMPS Norfolk on a regular basis, Yeoman 2nd Class Ryan Richardson, NMPS Norfolk leading petty officer and site manager of the Deployment Department, is committed to making the NMPS process painless. “Time is precious at NMPS, so all of their days are filled with things to do because the last thing we want to do is waste their time,” said Richardson. “Our goal is to provide great customer service to those going forward because we want them to leave here on a positive note knowing that we truly appreciate their service and the sacrifices they are making to fulfill this obligation for the Navy.” With all the hustle and bustle of NMPS Norfolk and pre-deployment anxiety, Chief Information Systems Technician Michael Lewis, a mobilized Reservist from Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Norfolk, was nervous initially; that all soon faded when he arrived at NMPS. “When we checked in the first day we got a folder filled with paper, and the daily schedule attached to the outside of it, which was nice because it really took the edge off of a lot of the nervousness I had in regards to the week,” said Lewis. Customer service is a big piece of the NMPS Norfolk puzzle, and has a lasting impact on those that process through there. “The customer service I have received with NMPS

Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Jose Manuel Cunha (left), a mobilized reservist returning from an Individual Augmentee assignment, fills out medical paperwork with Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Katherine Evans.

Photos by MCC Mary Popejoy An Individual Augmentee Sailor tries on a blouse during a uniform fitting session at Navy Mobilization and Processing Site (NMPS) Norfolk.

Norfolk has been exceptional both times,” said Parker. “It is their mission to prepare IA’s for deployment and they have succeeded with me when I deployed to the Horn of Africa and Kuwait. As a reservist that has mobilized and processed through NMPS Norfolk several times, they have proven to be prepared and informed on my own unique situations, which I appreciate a great deal.” The primary focus for the 24 enlisted Sailors and four officers at NMPS is to ensure every IA Sailor is deployment ready, but the second requirement is to treat everyone like they are a part of the NMPS family. “We do our best to make the IAs feel welcome because the less stress they have prior to deployment the better,” said Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Jonathan Kight, NMPS medical department. “Sometimes all it takes is letting them know that I have been where they are, and we’re going to take good care of them. I also like to remind them that NMPS is going to be more fun than they expect because they are going to meet friends that

will last a lifetime.” Equipped with new friendships and tools for a successful IA assignment, IA Sailors depart NMPS for additional training opportunities or to their IA assignment. The NMPS process does not end there because they are also responsible for processing IAs returning from deployment. The process is slightly different upon return for active duty and reservists. “Active duty Sailors can process through here in about four hours, while reservists are here for a week or two to de-mobilize off of active duty,” said Scafe. The focus upon return is the same as when they initially arrived at NMPS. “Our goal is to make the re-deployment process as painless as possible so we can get them on their way to their families and parent commands or NOSC,” said Richardson. Cryptologic Technician (Interpretive) 1st Class Jose Manuel Cunha, a mobilized reservist who was deployed to Naples, Italy, is thankful that Sailors have to process through NMPS before returning home. “It’s better than having nothing in place for IAs returning from deployment,” said Cunha. “This way I know when I de-mobilize and head back to NOSC Manchester, I won’t have to worry about deployment stuff because NMPS Norfolk took good care of me.” NMPS Norfolk provides integrated IA processing for active duty and Navy reserve members deploying/ redeploying in support of combatant command IA/ Integrated Logistics Overhauls (ILO) requirements, contingency operations or national crisis.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) concluded its annual celebration of National Customer Service Week Oct. 11 with an award ceremony announcing the winners of three competitions from earlier in the year. During the ceremony, 12 staff members were recognized with the Customer Service Excellence Award for displaying customer service excellence throughout the year while focusing on complaint resolutions, positive interactions and command involvement. Prior to the winners being announced, Capt. James Hancock, acting NMCP commander, commended the staff for their commitment. “With all that has been going on around us – whether it’s 11 years of war or the government shutdown – you have not faltered a single bit, you have not changed the face you put before your patients a single bit,” Hancock said. “A tribute to that is right here in the folks you are going to see getting awards.” Alicia Lyons, from the Rheumatology Clinic was the winner of the “What Service Looks, Feels, Smells, Tastes, and Sounds Like to Me” essay contest. The laboratory won the “Best of the Best” competition, which recognizes the clinic or department that has distinguished itself by implementing quality service initiatives based on patient and customer feedback. “Customer service is important because we want to show all of our patients that they are very important to us no matter who they are, what they do or when they come,” said Cmdr. Susan Union, director of the Healthcare Business Office. “Customer service is a pillar within the command’s strategic plan, so it is one of our key goals. Since it is one of those things that is very important, outstanding customer service is something we need to achieve daily.” The goal of the celebration is to boost morale, motivation and teamwork; raise awareness of the importance of customer service; thank other departments for their support and remind customers of the commitment to customer satisfaction. “I appreciate what you do its hard in these times when there is so much unknown, but you guys just keep plowing ahead,” Hancock added. “So in the effort of professional excellence in the ‘First and Finest,’ you all have absolutely, 100 percent shined. Thank you very much.” Following the award ceremony, Hancock cut the cake with Cpl. James Gornyecz, a wounded warrior who currently works in the Fleet Liaison Office. Other events during the week included a potluck lunch in the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit atrium for departmental customer service representatives, lunch in the galley served by members of the Command Executive Board and an ice cream social in the galley. National Customer Service Week is an event devoted to recognizing the importance of customer service and to honoring the people who serve and support customers with the highest degree of care and professionalism. In 1992, Congress proclaimed the week a nationally recognized event, celebrated annually during the first full week in October. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/usnavy, or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, visit www.navy.mil/local/NMCP/.

Courtesy photo Staff of Patient and Guest Relations serve ice cream during the Customer Service Week ice cream social.

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NMCP’s SPRINT team recounts mission to Navy Yard By Rebecca A. Perron NMCP Public Affairs

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In the wake of the Sept. 16 shooting at Washington Navy Yard, 21 of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s mental health providers and chaplains were sent in to help those affected cope with the tragedy. Many of the Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team members discussed their experience on Oct. 11, after returning from close to three weeks of providing group and individual counseling to more than 7,500 Navy Yard personnel. The SPRINT team is a collateral duty for staff with mental health expertise. They provide short-term counseling for victims in the wake of tragedies like Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Virginia Tech mass shooting in 2007. They also respond to smallerscale incidents on Navy ships and bases. A SPRINT team can include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, hospital corpsman, chaplains and religious program specialists. For the Navy Yard, 14 of the 21 were on the road within hours of the shooting, prepared to set up a command center and begin counseling the next day. The joint service response included U.S. Public Health Services psychologists, and psychologists and chaplains from the Army. Walter Reed National Medical Center augmented with 20 mental health specialists and the Navy Yard chapel provided about a dozen chaplains. “SPRINT is more of an expeditionary unit so we’ll come in to the affected area very rapidly,” said Cmdr. Ingrid Pauli, a USPHS psychologist and one of two team leaders on the mission. “We were in place on the base before it opened up for the workers to come back. At our biggest swell, we had about 50 people working the SPRINT missions.” Throughout the three weeks, they completed more than 300 missions. Missions included group debriefings – about 200 group sessions – and deckplating, which is going to each building, walking around and finding people who want to talk. At the beginning of each day, they started with a blank base map. By each evening, every building was marked off. “We don’t set up a clinic and have folks come to us,” Pauli said. “We go to where the people are working, where they are getting back to their lives. We do group sessions, one-on-ones and consultation with leadership.” The team originally estimated their stay would be three to five days, not knowing the size of the base or the number of people who would need their services. As the days progressed, the requests kept pouring in, even from those who had not experienced the tragedy firsthand or where not on base when it occurred. Of those who work in the building where the shooting occurred, Pauli estimated the team met with 80 percent of them. Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Arianna Loaiza, a behavioral health technician who was on her first SPRINT mis-

We go to where the people are working, where they are getting back to their lives. We do group sessions, one-on-ones and consultation with leadership.”

MC2 Pedro A. Rodriguez Members of the Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) team discuss their plan of action while setting up at the Washington Navy Yard. An EFAC is the central point for promoting short and long-term recovery. This includes the return to a stable environment and mission ready status for Department of Defense personnel and their families following a significant incident.

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sion and arrived on day five, helped take requests for group sessions from the command center. She scheduled the sessions for other team members to lead, also leading some herself. During the grief response sessions, she saw the typical range of emotions being expressed. Many times, the sessions brought together a group of workers for the first time since the shooting. “We told them it was OK to feel sad, it was OK to grieve. People are going to be upset, angry, irritated, frustrated and sad,” Loaiza said. “I told them you are going to feel this for a while and it’s normal, because it’s a tragic event. They bonded well, and they had each other’s support.” The support Navy Yard personnel had for each other – during the shooting and in the weeks after – made an impression with the SPRINT team, because it’s that support system that is so important to the recovery process. “There were hundreds of stories of incredible courage – coworkers going back into the building to get someone who had been left behind,” Pauli said. “There were so many stories of people taking care of each other. In the midst of this chaos was the closeness of these people. They really are a family.” Lt. John Knorek, a psychology fellow at NMCP, joined the team toward the end of the first week. “Working with folks in group settings, working with folks talking about difficult experiences they’ve gone through was familiar, but the energy and attention and the focus of this shooting was something that was unique,” Knorek said. “It was a very rewarding and meaningful experience to work with them in a time of need. I felt fortunate to provide the help and services that I did.” “It was very rewarding work,” Pauli added. “No one wants to be called up for these sorts of things, but I’m very proud of my team.” This past year has been the busiest in recent years for the SPRINT team, with assistance provided for 19 events. SPRINT teams have existed within the Navy for several decades. As the number of mission requests has steadily increased over the last five to 10 years, the number of staff trained and designated to be SPRINT team members has also increased.

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Sailors, Marines encouraged to make a difference with new sexual assault survey By MC1 Peggy Trujillo Defense Media Activity - Navy

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The Secretary of the Navy has announced a new Department of the Navy sexual assault survey for 2013, which started Oct. 15, and can be taken online via any device that can access the internet. The Department of the Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (DoN SAPRO), which answers directly to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, created the survey to assess the Department’s progress, and learn what more Sailors and Marines think should be done to fight sexual assault. “We can’t help them if we don’t know what the issues are, and we don’t know if our training is working,” said Jill Loftus, director of DoN SAPRO. “If they think our training is horrible, then we’d like to know that, so that we can switch gears. We’d also like to know if they think that it is worthwhile and if they’re learning stuff because then we can continue in that vein.” From previous surveys, DoN SAPRO has learned that the majority of sexual assaults in the Navy and Marine Corps happen to 18 - 24 year-olds in social settings involving alcohol, and that the assaults usually occur at “A” schools right after boot camp, or at the first duty station.

Using anonymous surveys, we have seen a 60 percent reduction in sexual assaults over the past 34 months.” -Jill Loftus, director of DoN SAPRO, referring to Great Lakes

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Following passage of continuing resolution authority (CRA), Navy is in the process of resuming funding of voluntary education programs, including tuition assistance. Effective immediately, all Military Tuition Assistance applications for courses starting on or after Oct. 17 may be submitted. All previously approved TA requests for courses which began on or after Oct. 17 will also be honored. CNP has received inquiries regarding classes that began during the dates of the government shutdown, Oct. 1-16. Any authorization for such classes that came prior to Oct. 1 will still be honored. However, Navy will follow guidance from the DOD Instruction which states “All Military TA must be requested and approved prior to the start date of the course.” Since funding cannot not be awarded retroactively, classes that started Oct. 1-16 which were not authorized prior to Oct. 1 will not be paid for. According to Navy officials, the service will resume close to normal pre-shutdown operations, with no changes to TA execution anticipated for 2014. If Sailors have a TA voucher printed from the WebTA site, they may present this to their educational institution in lieu of payment.

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MC1(SW/EXW) Peter D. Lawlor President Barack Obama welcomed back furloughed federal employees and thanked them for their service to the country in a released message Oct. 18.

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The fast-attack submarines USS Virginia (SSN 774) and USS Minnesota (SSN 783) have been selected as the initial two Virginia-class submarines to integrate female officers, announced Oct. 15. A total of six female officers, two Supply Corps and four nuclear-trained, will report

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Military to reduce COMRELS By Karen Parrish

President Barack Obama welcomed Department of Defense furloughed workers back to work during a released message to all federal employees Oct. 18: To the dedicated and hard-working employees of the United States Government: Two and a half weeks ago, on the day that much of our Government shut down, I wrote you to express my appreciation for the work you do on behalf of the American people every day, and to convey my commitment to getting you back on the job as quickly as possible. Today, I am writing to simply say: Welcome back. Thank you for your service. Whether you have been working without pay, or you were forced to stay home without pay, I know it has been a frustrating and stressful few weeks for you and your families. It should never have happened. You should never have been treated this way. So I hope it comes as some solace that you will be paid in full for what you should have earned since the shutdown began.

aboard no later than January 2015. Both submarines are homeported in Groton, Conn. “Female officers serving aboard Virginiaclass submarines is the next natural step to more fully integrate women into the submarine force,” said Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus. “There are many extremely talented and capable women with a desire to succeed in this field and the submarine force will be stronger because of their efforts. Our Navy has proven over the years that one of our greatest advantages is our diversity. This is an advantage we should capitalize on across all platforms, including submarines.” Since the Navy officially changed their policy prohibiting women serving on submarines on April 29, 2010, the submarine force has integrated 43 women onto six Ohio-class ballistic-missile (SSBN) and guided-missile submarines (SSGN). Further Virginia-class integration is being

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Pentagon officials announced a plan on Oct. 18, that will enable the military services to resume conducting community and public outreach activities in the new fiscal year, but at a significantly reduced capacity. This cost-cutting measure will yield a savings of $104 million in fiscal year 2014.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel outlined the Pentagon’s new strategic approach to community outreach in an internal memorandum to service chiefs and other military leaders. Many activities, including the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds air demonstration teams, will resume, but at a more limited frequency than in previous years.

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MC1 Eric J. Rowley The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, crew chiefs strap pilots into their jets prior to performing pilot proficiency training flights.


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Halloween without a loved one... Again By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor

USING YOUR CONNECTIONS By Cari Bertolas In Gear Career

Maybe you’ve been there before, maybe this is your first time, or maybe you’re a veteran at this scenario: Your spouse comes home to tell you that he/ she finally got the new orders and you’ll be PCSing to _________ in just _____ short months! All of us military spouses can probably fill in the blanks from our own experience. After the initial excitement/shock of finding out where you’re moving next, it’s only a matter of time before the thought crosses your mind, “How will I find a job?” Here are a few tips on using your connections as you dust off that resume and find your next job! Networking – If you’re like most military spouses, your network of friends and family probably stretches far and wide to bases and cities all over the country and the world. If you know someone in your new duty station, reach out them and let them know when you’re moving and your background or your fields of interest. Networking is an important tool in today’s job search

as many employers are swamped with resumes for posted positions, so knowing someone who knows someone can be a way to get your foot in the door where someone else might not. No connection should be overlooked; cast your net wide and you might be surprised at the results. It’s important to note here that networking should never be viewed as a one-way street. The more connections you make that might potentially be beneficial for you also mean that you are offering your skills, knowledge, resources, and network to others. References – Oscar Wilde wrote, “One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.” Your professional and personal reputation is important as you PCS to a new place, so let your past successes speak for you. Be sure to have a list of several types of references especially if you are applying for various types of work. Notify every past employer or acquaintance on your master list that you are searching and make sure it’s okay that you use them as a reference and be sure to get their most up to date contact information. If

you don’t have much past work experience, you’re just starting back to work, use character references from people you’ve volunteered with, for example the FRG president or the PTA at your child’s school. Anyone who can speak positively to your professional abilities is a great contact. Pull from that master list as you send out your resume and be sure to thank your references whether or not you were successful in your search. The adage of “It’s not what you know, but who you know” can be especially true in the tough work of finding a new job. Be creative about using your past connections (references) and your current connections (networking) to help propel you to your next successful job. For military spouses, the rich connections in our very special community are what make us such desirable candidates for top-notch jobs. For more professional networking opportunities here in Hampton Roads, be sure to check out In Gear Career’s local chapter and check out www.ingearcareer.org to see if there’s a local chapter wherever you might be headed to next!

Are job fairs worth your time? By Ella Beale Fleet and Family Support Center Norfolk

■ job fair soon Military members and spouses are invited to FFSC Norfolk’s quarterly Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 14 . It will be held at FFSC Transition GPS, 1327 West C Street, Bldg. U-93 in Norfolk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 4446089 for more info.

In today’s competitive job market it is important that you take advantage of all opportunities to expand your network and identify possible job leads. One of the most useful resources in locating new opportunities and potential employers is a job fair. At the recent Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC) Norfolk job fair at Naval Station Norfolk, approximately 20 employers from throughout the country attended looking to hire separating and retiring service members and their families. With many companies offering employment on the spot, it is important that you arrive to job fairs adequately prepared and able to put your best foot forward. It is essential when attending a job fair that you use your time wisely to increase your odds of success. This preparation begins prior to attending the event by researching confirmed companies in attendance and formulating specific questions to ask their representatives. This research is also essential in updating and reviewing your resume to target to your industries of interest. Some job fairs, such as those hosted by Corporate Gray, provide layouts of their space prior to the event that gives you the chance to familiarize yourself with the location of vendors. Once you have a plan, you can move easily throughout the space without missing potential employers. Once you arrive at the job fair, it is important to remember that although this is not a traditional interview environment,

you are still being evaluated by potential employers. Dressings as you would for an interview will not only increase your confidence while speaking to employers but will also make a favorable impression on them. Demonstrating knowledge of the company gained through your research and asking informative questions such as “What resume format do you prefer?” will allow you to stand apart and increase your chances of gaining employment. Beyond possible employment, job fairs should be seen as an opportunity to expand your job network and build beneficial relationships with employers for the future. Requesting a card or contact information for individual recruiters that you speak to at a job fair will allow you to follow up regarding additional opportunities. Job fairs are also an excellent place to connect with other job seekers who could provide you with insight, support, and possible job leads. As with any area of your job search, it is important that you remain confident in your skills and abilities when attending job fairs. To give you that leg-up at a job fair, your nearest FFSC teaches Employment Workshops such as Career Planning, Effective Resume Writing, and Interview Techniques to name a few. Contact your local FFSC to register for an Employment Workshop and mark your calendar for the next FFSC Norfolk job fair on Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Naval Station Norfolk. It will be held at the FFSC Transition GPS, 1327 West C Street, Bldg. U-93 in Norfolk. Call 444-6089 for more information. It’s open to military members and spouses.

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It's my favorite time of year and once again we are in the same situation! We are juggling Halloween without our favorite monster! So I bringing this one back from a couple years ago because it was so ghoul! (See what I did there?) It always works out so enjoy these tips! Of course I updated a little. I love Halloween. I adore it. I look forward to it every year. I take the whole costume thing very seriously, and whenever I can, I have a Halloween party to celebrate the crazy fun that comes along with it. Love it! My kids have most certainly acquired my love of it and start planning their costumes months in advance. Sure they change about four times before we get to the actual date. We are days out and I am pretty sure we settled on Ash Ketchum and Pikachu from Pokemon. Mom has not narrowed hers down yet. The kids plan their trick-or-treating route and how many houses they want to hit... and plan on bringing home a pillowcase full of candy. Most of it is candy that will go to the Halloween witch after they pick their must keeps. I love that even though they know they don’t get to keep all of their candy, they still love the fun of going door-to-door to get it. Unfortunately, the one thing none of us plan on is daddy joining us for it all. I am not trying to sound depressing, but you know how it is. I swear each family has one holiday that our service member never seems to be home for. For 13 years of our marriage, my husband was home for one Easter. That seems to have shifted to Halloween now. This will be the fifth year we do the whole deal without him. We have it down pat! So, if this is the first year you have to do the makeup and the candy passing out and trick-or-treating on your own, I figured I would share our tip for a ghoulishly good time! ■ Make it a big deal! Get the kids so excited they can’t even think about the fact that one of their parents is not there to see it all! Drink silly Halloween punch while getting ready and eat a special meal with a spooky twist. (Check out Pinterest for inspiration) ■ Gang up on the ghostly night! I am pretty sure you know someone in the same situation. Invite them to join the fun in your neighborhood! Everyone can get ready together and enjoy the silly treats – like a mini party! Not only will it keep your mind off of the sad part, but it will help them out too! Two bats with one stone! (smile) ■ The whole trick-or-treat and give out candy thing is tough. You could do the whole bowl on the steps with a sign asking folks to just grab one. Or ask a neighbor to help you out. Put a sign on your door (give a creepy twist for fun) saying to go next door for a treat. “We are out haunting the neighborhood, but go next door for a treat … or trick.” Provide your neighbor with a separate bowl and candy supply. ■ Wrap the night up with a fun surprise and give the kids some Halloween pajamas! From after school to bedtime, they will think of nothing but fun! ■ My hubs misses the fun and is bummed about it, so I try to make him feel better too. Once the pictures are downloaded, head toshutterfly.com and make a great Halloween book for your loved one to look through and capture the moments! If there is one thing we spouses are good at it, it’s definitely making the most of it! So, get out there, start planning and give those kids a Halloween night they will never forget! BOO!! Check out this week’s C section for more Halloween treats!

You can catch Bianca Martinez anchoring the 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Kurt Williams, Barbara Ciara, and Juliet Bickford during the work week.You can also follow her laughter, stress and tears as a military wife in her blog, “Married to the Military,” weekly in the Flagship. Reach out to Bianca at bianca.martinez@wtkr.com.

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TRICARE statement on end of government shutdown

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On Oct. 16, Congress and the President approved a short-term spending measure to end the federal government shutdown. As of Oct. 17, all TRICARE operations have returned to normal, and TRICARE beneficiaries should experience no disruption in their medical benefits. The continuing resolution currently funding the government expires on Jan. 15, 2014. TRICARE beneficiaries who are concerned about the effect of future budget negotiations on their benefits should sign up for updates at www.tricare. mil/subscriptions. If you have questions about your benefits, please contact your regional contractor or the appropriate contractor (i.e. pharmacy, dental, etc.). Visit the Contact Us page for a complete list of toll-free numbers.

Virginia Beach hosts 2013 Military Family Festival

The 2013 Military Family Festival presented by USAA in partnership with the Tidewater Military Family Services Council (TMFSC) will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 27. Military families are invited to enjoy this event which includes dozens of games and activities for children. Entertainment will be ongoing throughout the day. The event will also feature a resource fair with information available from over 30 military and community family support organizations. Free admission for military families with ID. General public tickets available. Parking is free. Call 385-2000 or visit http://goo.gl/ p8MXQL for more information.

■ more news from TRICARE See Navy Medicine on A3 to learn about TRICARE and NMCP participating in “Prescription Drug TakeBack Day” where active duty service members, retirees, dependents and staff can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

2012 Military Family Festival photos by Harry Gerwien | Military Newspapers of Virginia


B4 | THE FLAGSHIP | OCT 24, 2013 | FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM Hand prints from children who understand Fleet and Family Support Centers’ (FFSC) message of “Hands are not for Hitting” dry upon certificates that they will later take home with them.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Education Key to Prevention By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs

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During the month of October NDW is committed to educating its personnel on domestic violence and its effects during Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Through this effort, prevention is being promoted to not only raise awareness of domestic violence, but also help to stop it. During DVAM, personnel should educate themselves on how to stop domestic violence should it occur. This year the Navy has adopted, “Silence Hides Violence,” as its DVAM theme to encourage every member of every community to use their voice against domestic violence. The theme will also center on the impact of getting help for a victim of abuse, as well as the consequences of a victim and the community remaining silent in the face of abuse. “Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a time for the community to come together and build awareness and a movement towards safe and healthy relationships for all individuals and families,” said Lolita Allen, program analyst, Family Advocacy Program at Commander, Navy Installation Command (CNIC) headquarters. “DVAM is observed to bring to light an issue that affects our community in a staggering way. It’s an opportunity for domestic violence organizations to connect with

the community through meaningful outreach and awareness events.” Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. It can affect anyone of any gender at any stage of a relationship. If an individual is the victim of domestic violence – but not in immediate danger of harm, in which case they should call 911 – Allen suggests they take action and call their local Family Advocacy Program (FAP) to get help. “Call Family Advocacy; that is a surefire way that both the victim and the offender will receive help,” said Allen. “We are connecting families to resources, treatment and services that will help them to be safe and build healthy relationships. We want victims who experience abuse to have the support systems at their fingertips when needed. There is safety in having friends and family who you trust to provide details related to abuse. However, we also understand that these systems are not always readily available to military families who are geographically separated from their extended family support. Additionally, we understand that victims of abuse need support – like the FAP – that can help them to navigate military and civilian community support systems and connect them to the appropriate services.” FAP representatives offer a number of services to victims of domestic abuse, including connecting victims

to emergency services and counseling, shelter, legal services and other resources on and off base. They can also explain reporting options, provide information about military and civilian response to domestic violence, and explain transition compensation available to family members of service members who are separated from the military due to a dependent-abuse offense. Allen advises that personnel who suspect someone they know is a victim of domestic violence should act, but avoid getting in to a dangerous position themselves. “Don’t ignore it, but don’t get physically involved; you could get hurt,” said Allen. “Call 911, let the police handle it safely. If someone you care about (a friend, co-worker or neighbor) is a victim of domestic violence don’t give advice. Instead, tell them that you care about them and are concerned about their safety. Refer the victim to the Family Advocacy Program. They may or may not want to use them right away, but knowing what resources are available gives them options to respond.” Military One Source at http://www. militaryonesource.mil offers a number of tips for reaching out to a suspected victim. The website advises personnel to show their concern, and offer information on support services, as well as remind the victim of the impact that abuse has on those around the violence, especially children.

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The Keep What You’ve Earned campaign released its second testimonial video Oct. 11 as part of a series featuring four Sailors’ personal stories about how alcohol incidents impacted their careers and the importance of drinking responsibly. The latest video features Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Jason Hall from Naval Base San Diego. He reveals how his destructive drinking habits finally caught up with him, and the impact it had on his career, his wallet and his relationships. For Hall, it was just another typical day of heavy drinking after work. Thinking that he could sleep off the effects of the alcohol, he woke up later in the night and tried to drive home while still intoxicated. “I hit two pylons, and before I was able to pull over, the police were already behind me,” said Hall. Hall was convicted for driving under the influence and ended up paying approximately $7,000 in fines, or in his words, “the most expensive night out ever.” In the video, he credits his Drug and Alcohol Programs Advisor with helping get his career – and his life – back on track. Today Hall focuses his energies on cycling, cooking

online You can watch all of the Keep What You’ve Earned videos at www.youtube. com/embed/qrqTYvyBzdw. For more information, and to help promote responsible drinking within your command, visit www. nadap.navy.mil.

and caring for his young, energetic dog. He is also working on rebuilding his career and earning back the respect of his shipmates, parents, siblings and friends. Hall volunteered to participate in the Keep What You’ve Earned testimonial video series so that other Sailors can see the reality of destructive drinking and learn from his mistakes. “I actually get upset when I see people making the same mistakes that I did and having the thought that it won’t be them,” said Hall. “I used to think the same thing – that it wouldn’t be me – and it definitely was me.” Hall’s testimonial is the second of four that will be released this fall as part of the Keep What You’ve Earned campaign. Each testimonial reminds Sailors of the importance of drinking responsibly and keeping what you’ve earned. For more news from Chief of Naval Personnel, visit www.navy.mil/local/cnp/.

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■ comedians at WNY Comedians Daniel Tirado (left) and Warren B. Hall (above) perform their routines for the audience at the Washington Navy Yard (WNY). Morale, Welfare and Recreation brought the Comics on Duty Tour to boost morale of military personnel and civilian workers at the WNY.

Comics on Duty bring laughter to the Yard By MC2 Pedro A. Rodriguez NDW Public Affairs

We try to make people realize that life does continue and it’s sad but we want to be thankful that we are all here alive.” -Comedian Warren B. Hall

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Performing for more than 300 Washington Navy Yard (WNY) personnel, comedians from the “Comics on Duty World Tour” brought laughter to a laugh and lunch show Oct. l6. The event was sponsored by Civilian Morale, Welfare and Recreation (CMWR), hosted by Naval Support Activity (NSA) Washington Morale, Welfare and Recreation to boost morale for military and civilian employees. NSA MWR Marketing Manager Lori Riccio-Walker, who helped coordinated the event said that Comics on Duty has been entertaining WNY employees since 2005. “The comedians were definitely very excited to help us boost morale here at the Yard especially while we have been going through these hard times,” said Riccio-Walker. “They were looking

forward to allowing our employees the opportunity to take some time out of their day to get their minds off what has been going on and making them laugh.” Daniel Tirado, Jon Fisch, Warren B. Hall, and Keith Alberstadt headlined the hour-long show performing 10 to 20 minutes sets in front of nearly 300 employees. “We try to make people realize that life does continue and it’s sad but we want to be thankful that we are all here alive,” said Hall. “For me to do anything for the military is like saying thank you to my mother; she was in the Army for 26 years as a sergeant major, so this is like saying thank you to her because I would want her to have someone perform and make her forget something bad happened yesterday.” Olivia Hunter, NDW regional community services manager, was among the crowd pleased with the Comic Show.

“I thought the show was excellent. All four of the comedians were really funny and very entertaining,” Hunter said. “Quite frankly, it was perfect timing for me because I realize that yesterday was the one-month anniversary of the tragic event that happened here, and consequently, laughter is always a very good healing remedy for those people that were going for some type of emotional situation. I felt like the Navy Yard needed some laughter to help through the healing process.” Alberstadt, who is a veteran comedian, has travelled with Comics on Duty since 2005 and said that it has been the best thing in his career. “To be involved with the military as a civilian and as a comedian is something I wanted to do since I started in comedy,” said Alberstadt. “So I got involved in ‘05, and since then, working for Comics on Duty probably has been the best thing about my career. I love it!”

Riccio-Walker said that the event served a greater purpose than bringing a few laughs to the installation. “Since our Fleet and Family Readiness main mission is to provide quality of life programs to our customers, we were really looking forward to providing this event for our patrons,” said Riccio-Walker. “It has been a very hard month for everyone here at the Yard and giving a boost in morale is something we love to do. With the help of Civilian Morale, Welfare and Recreation, the Catering and Conference Center staff, our information tickets and tours office, and our whole team, I think we were able to provide a great event for our Navy Yard patrons.” The Comics on Duty Tour provides the highest “network-caliber” comedy programs to the Armed Forces, while affording host installations and commands with the cost savings benefits of a joint force, multi-market, turnkey promotion.

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Maile Baca Shirts designed by Sailors, line the Naval Base San Diego theater during the Sexual Assault Awareness Month program held Apr. 10. Phrases such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lived in fearâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;I escapedâ&#x20AC;? are written on the shirts.

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Continued from B1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used that information to set up pilot programs,â&#x20AC;? said Loftus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our Great Lakes experiment that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been very successful with, came from information we learned from our surveys.â&#x20AC;? The experiment targeted Training Support Center Great Lakes, mainly the Sailors who have recently graduated boot camp. The program brought together the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), local hotels, commanding ofďŹ cers, and others to put an end to the risky situations Sailors may encounter. The program also incorporated bystander intervention training, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Zebras, No Excusesâ&#x20AC;? training, Sex Signals training, a large group presentation on sexual assault and two small-group presentations with discussion groups. Referring to Great Lakes, Loftus said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Using anonymous surveys, we have seen a 60 percent reduction in sexual assaults over the past 34 months.â&#x20AC;? This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s survey incorporates questions from previous surveys, Department of Defense surveys and academic surveys. Pulling from the surveys and lessons learned, DoN SAPRO made the survey more concise to pinpoint the information theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re trying to ďŹ nd, while taking less time from Sailors and Marines. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 10-minute survey thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s online focuses directly on the issues surrounding sexual assault, and addresses issues such as perceptions, attitudes of Sailors

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and Marines about the issue of sexual assault,â&#x20AC;? said Cmdr. David McKay, a research psychologist at DoN SAPRO. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re also interested in understanding reporting behaviors and attitudes about reporting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sexual assault is one of the top priorities of the Secretary, and should be a top priority for all Sailors and Marines, to try to ďŹ gure out how to combat sexual assault. The survey is important because it does a couple things. One, it helps us gauge progress on the different interventions weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re implementing. Secondly, it provides an opportunity for Sailors and Marines to speak directly to the Secretary about their experiences about sexual assault.â&#x20AC;? The 21st Century Sailor and Marine OfďŹ ce lists combating sexual assault as one of its main priorities. Rear Adm. Sean S. Buck, the director of the 21st Century Sailor OfďŹ ce, spends time with Sailors to get feedback. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I visit with Sailors, I am constantly asked â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;what else can I do to make a difference?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Besides looking out for your shipmates and actively intervening when necessary, surveys like this are your chance to do something, to make your voice heard,â&#x20AC;? Buck said. Although the survey is a chance for Sailors and Marines to be heard, it is completely anonymous. No one will get a reminder to complete the survey because no one is tracking the individuals who take the survey. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if you havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ lled out the survey,â&#x20AC;? said Loftus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no ďŹ ngerprint. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no electronic tag to

our survey. It can be taken from a smart phone; it can be taken from a tablet; it can be taken at the Apple store; it can be taken at your desktop or at home. We have no idea who you are and so you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get that email reminding you to take it.â&#x20AC;? Loftus said that some of the initiatives that Mabus has instituted, based on previous survey results, included doubling the number of sexual assault investigators at NCIS, increasing the number of sexual assault response coordinators, 66 full-time victim advocates that are civilians trained as counselors, who will help victim support. The JAG is also instituting a victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s legal counsel who will help victims through the process and the Navy is deploying civilian resiliency counselors, who are also certiďŹ ed SARCs, on every big deck. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think that the Navy and the Marine Corps are really spending the resources and putting the attention on prevention, victim care and support,â&#x20AC;? said Loftus. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We think that if Sailors and Marines are honest and forthright in taking this survey, and we get enough of them, that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be able to show the nation and other service people that weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re really taking this seriously, that we care, and that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want victims. We want to prevent sexual assault. This is a way for every member of the service to help us do that.â&#x20AC;? The survey is available at www.donsapro.navy.mil/donsas.html. The password for all military participants is 2013Survey and the survey will be available through Jan. 6, 2014.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Even given the austere ďŹ scal climate, Secretary Hagel believes the Defense Department must preserve vital links between service members and communities across the country,â&#x20AC;? said Pentagon Press Secretary George Little. Little said that the new guidelines are part of a careful balancing act and demonstrate the Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s determination to make the most efďŹ cient use of resources. Community outreach brings Americans together in communities across the nation and helps inspire some to serve, builds support at home for those deployed in harmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s way, and helps to ensure education, employment and wellness initiatives evolve to serve veterans, Hagel noted in the memo directing these changes. Community engagements have tangible value in that they â&#x20AC;&#x153;showcase our superior combat power, demonstrate readiness to defend the nation, and help to preserve the all-volunteer force,â&#x20AC;? Hagel wrote.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is unfortunate that sequestration restrictions have kept us from connecting with nearly a half-billion people worldwide over the last six months, and required us to withdraw support from more than 2,800 events throughout the country,â&#x20AC;? the secretary wrote. A senior defense ofďŹ cial noted that this plan reinstates at a 45 percent reduced capacity: the jet and parachute demonstration teams, band and ceremonial unit appearances, port visits, service weeks, and nonproďŹ t and corporate leader outreach.â&#x20AC;? The connections between U.S. service members and the civilians they defend are important to active and reserve service members, their families, and veterans, the secretary said in his memo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Community and public outreach is a crucial Departmental activity that reinforces trust and conďŹ dence in the United States Military and in its most important assetpeople,â&#x20AC;? Hagel asserted. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is our obligation to sustain that trust well into the future.â&#x20AC;?

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I know that some of your efforts and hard work have been halted or harmed by the shutdown. But now that the Government is open for business again, let us throw ourselves back into it. We have work to do, and the American people are counting on us to get it right. Those of us who have the privilege of serving this country may come from different parties, but we are Americans ďŹ rst. Each of us has speciďŹ c responsibilities we are charged with carrying out on behalf of the American people, and we have an obligation to do it the best we can. I look forward to working with all of you to make sure we meet the high expectations of the citizens we serve.

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now have women serving Continued from B1 planned in the submarine force. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My plan is to begin by integrating four Virginia-class attack submarines, with the second set of two units being integrated in Fiscal Year 2016,â&#x20AC;? said Vice Adm. Michael Connor, commander, Submarine Forces. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since Virginia and Minnesota are both Atlantic Fleet submarines home ported in Groton, Conn., I intend to select two PaciďŹ c Fleet submarines home ported in Pearl Harbor,

Hawaii early next year.â&#x20AC;? The female ofďŹ cers will be assigned to the Virginiaclass submarines for duty after completing the nuclear submarine training pipeline, which consists of nuclear power school, prototype training and the Submarine OfďŹ cer Basic Course. Submarines with women currently serving on board are USS Florida (SSGN 728), USS Georgia (SSGN 729) USS Wyoming (SSBN 742), and USS Ohio (SSGN 726), USS Louisiana (SSBN 743), and USS Maine (SSBN 741).

MC1 Jason J. Perry The Virginia-class attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN 774) departs Naval Submarine Base New London for a six-month deployment.

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NDW brings energy initiatives to forefront during Energy Awareness Month By Patrick Gordon Naval District Washington Public Affairs

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Naval District Washington (NDW) is celebrating Energy Awareness Month in October. Designed to inform and educate personnel about energy consumption and conservation, the campaign also hopes to encourage energy conservation and responsible usage by bringing awareness to the forefront. “Energy Awareness Month is so important because everyone has a role and responsibility to increase energy efficiency for the Navy,” said Jody Davenport, NDW program manager. “The 2013 NAVFAC/Naval District Washington energy awareness campaign will broaden our regional energy focus towards a new, comprehensive regional energy strategy consisting of five energy pillars – energy culture, energy information, energy efficiency, renewable energy/alternate fuels, and energy security.” The region’s energy conservation initiatives are not just confined to the month of October, however. NDW has long been developing and instituting energy saving programs, such as the Smart Grid Pilot program started in 2012. “In fiscal year 2012, OPNAV funded the NDW smart grid pilot activity with the goal of establishing foundational capabilities to enable the energy mandates in a cyber-secure fashion,” said Rear Adm. David Boone, director, Shore Readiness. “They have accomplished the development of the smart grid industrial control architecture that has been tested, validated and certified by fleet cyber command for Department of the Navy use. I’m excited about the progress that the NDW Pilot has made in achieving their goals.” The Navy’s Smart Grid Pilot is comprised of interconnected technologies that collectively monitor, predict, control, and respond to building and utility management systems. Using Smart Grid technologies, the Navy can adjust energy distribution and controls to lower cost and divert energy to power critical assets during an emergency. In recent months, NDW has been implementing new energy initiatives to continue its commitment to energy conservation in a secure manner. Davenport said that within the NDW N6 Technology department, personnel strive to show an impact through the use of technology to support awareness, accountability and effective planning. The smart grid provides the “technology backbone” that provides data, and the people and processes of Smart Shore allow N6 to effectively use that technology to make smart decisions. “The Smart Shore Report was initiated through a business process re-engineering study and allowed us to look at our program portfolio,” said Davenport. “Through leveraging enterprise investments and infrastructure of ATFP [Antiterrorism/Force Protection] and AMI [Advanced Metering Infrastructure], NDW N6 optimized our portfolio of support efforts and embarked on an integrated smart grid. Our report analyzed this approach and found significant cost avoidance in allowing NDW to break even on enterprise investments that did not anticipate savings. By identifying the key energy consumers and performance trends, the smart grid foundation enables active facility management and provides the data that can support targeting key energy projects or process adjustments lead-

ing to improved energy conservation that can be monitored and maintained.” Davenport explained that energy-saving initiatives are constantly moving forward, and NDW currently has plans that are already taking shape. Among them is the transition to an integrated operations center. She said the initial staff is supporting a yearlong prototype to vet the most effective processes and begin actively operating a select group of buildings that are connected to the smart grid. According to Davenport, approximately 26 percent of the total regional buildings were identified as ben-

eficial to connect and actively operate. “Through the use of a programmer and operator, the building systems and alarms can be analyzed and adjusted to support optimal operations,” said Davenport. “For example, if an air handler is pulling too much outside air resulting in excessive run time, the programmer and operator could make remote adjustments. Additionally, as trouble calls come in, a programmer and operator can review the building system and perform initial diagnostics to target the root cause, thus minimizing multiple service calls.”

With NDW constantly moving forward, Davenport said that the region is always looking to the future of energy conservation. “Our main focus is to increase our presence in active facility management and work with our stakeholders, such as the NAVFAC Washington Energy Team and Recommissioning Team, to provide the data and analysis they require to measure and reduce cost of building and utility operations, continue to identify energy efficiency opportunities and maintain awareness of existing energy investments,” said Davenport.

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FLAGSHIPNEWS.COM | OCT 24, 2013 | THE FLAGSHIP | B9 Chiefs on the Waterfront at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam conduct a package review workshop to review board-eligible first class petty officers. The workshop teaches Sailors to evaluate the individual’s service record and identify any missing information prior to the E-7 selection board June 17. Due to a lapse in federal funding, all statutory and administrative selection boards scheduled for October are being rescheduled.

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FUNDING ISSUES SHIFT BOARD SCHEDULE Press Release Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs Office

MILLINGTON, TENN.

Due to a lapse in federal funding, all statutory and administrative selection boards scheduled for October are being rescheduled, Navy leaders said Oct. 11. According to Capt. Chris Halton, assistant commander for Career Progression, NPC, boards are comprised of Sailors from around the world. Since Navy Personnel Command (NPC) has no travel funding, no one is able to be a voting member of a board or work as an assistant recorder. “NPC does not vote on any board and the board recommendations are made by Fleet Sailors,” said Halton. A revised Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Selection Board schedule has been approved, Navy leaders announced Oct. 17. The full FY15 board schedule can be viewed at www.npc. navy.mil/boards/generalboardinfo. For more news from Navy Personnel Command, visit www. navy.mil/local/npc/.

NPC does not vote on any board and the board recommendations are made by Fleet Sailors.” - Capt. Chris Halton

■ the following changes were made: 1st Quarter Spot Promotion will now convene Nov. 4. 1st Quarter Special will now convene Nov. 4. Acquisition Corps will now convene Nov. 6. Human Resources Milestone Screen will now convene Nov. 6. Human Resources Major Command Screen will now convene Nov. 6. Active O-7 Staff (CHC) will now convene Nov. 6. Active O-7 Staff (SC) will now convene Nov. 7. Active O-7 Staff (MC) will now convene Nov. 7. Medical Service Corps Inservice Procurement will now convene Nov. 14. Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program will now convene Nov. 18. Transfer/Redesignation #1 will now convene Nov. 18. Foreign Area Officer Milestone Screen will now convene Nov. 20. Nurse Corps Duty Under Instruction will now convene Dec. 4. Reserve O-7 Line (URL) will now convene Dec. 9. Full Time Support (FTS) O-7 Line will now convene Dec. 9. FTS Transfer/Redesignation #1 will now convene Dec. 10. Reserve O-8 Staff (SC/JAGC) will now convene Dec. 12. Reserve O-7 Staff (SC) will now convene Dec. 13. Reserve O-8 Line (URL) will now convene Dec. 13. FTS O-8 Line will now convene Dec. 13. Federal Executive Fellowship will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. Pol-Mil Master’s Degree Program will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. A. S. Moreau Post Master’s Program will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. Olmsted Scholarship Program will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. Navy Doctoral Studies Program (PhD) will now convene Jan. 27, 2014. FTS Redesignation/Transfer #2 will now convene May 19, 2014.

Alaska Sea Services Scholarships Now Available By Ensign Shereka Riley Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

The Navy League Foundation encourages all Navy, Marine Corps

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The Navy League and Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) announced Oct. 10, eligibility requirements for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship for academic year 2014-2015. The program awards up to six $1000 scholarships annually for undergraduate education to dependent children and spouses of U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard personnel (active duty, reserve or retired), including those who were serving at their time of death or missing-in-action status. Service members must also be legal residents of Alaska. Applicants who meet eligibility requirements will be ranked according to academic proficiency, character, leadership ability, community involvement and financial need. “Any scholarship is beneficial for offsetting the costs associated with an undergraduate education,” said Alaska Commissioner of Education and Early Development Mike Hanley. “We strongly encourage all qualified Alaskans to apply for and take advantage of this great opportunity in order to make college education more affordable for the dependents of our sea service members.” The scholarships are made possible by funds raised as a war bond by Alaska citizens as a gift to honor the Sailors of the USS Juneau (CL 52) during World War II. After the war, the Governor of the

and Coast Guard family members to seize this wonderful opportunity while financial assistance is available.” -James H. Offutt, Navy League of the United States Territory of Alaska and the Secretary of the Navy agreed that the bond would be left on deposit until an appropriate use for the fund could be found. In 1986, the Navy established the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship Fund. Applicants must show acceptance at an accredited college or university for fulltime undergraduate study toward a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. No more than two scholarship awards may be given to any individual during pursuit of the four-year degree. Applications will be accepted from Nov. 1 through March 1, 2014. The FY-14 selection board convenes in April 2014. A selection board will be held by the Navy League Foundation, and the nominee packages with the highest rankings will be forwarded to NETC for final approval. Selectees will then be notified and scholarship funds disbursed to the appropriate academic institution. “The Navy League Foundation encourages all Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard family members to

seize this wonderful opportunity while financial assistance is available. All qualified Alaska residents should apply for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship and also look into their eligibility for any of the other 25 endowed scholarships available to them,” said James H. Offutt, Navy League of the United States national president. For complete information and an application to apply for the Alaska Sea Services Scholarship, visit http://www. navyleague.org/scholarship/ or refer to NAVADMIN 266/13. Interested families may also contact Mrs. Stacy McFarland at (703) 528-1775, email: smcfarland@navyleague.org or Dr. Cheral Cook at (850) 452-3671 (DSN 922-3671), email: cheral.cook@navy.mil. For more information on the Naval Education Command and its learning centers, visit https://www.netc.navy.mil, https://www.facebook.com/ NavalEducationAndTrainingCommand or follow NETC on twitter: @NETCPAO. For more news from Naval Education and Training Command, visit www.navy. mil/local/cnet/.

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Plane Pull Brute Strength Strongman ■ when and where Oct. 27, 11 a.m. at Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum. Participants will pull either an AD4N-Skyraider or a P-51 Mustang approximately 75 feet. Proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project. Entry fee is $50, spectator admission is $10. To sign up visit www.brutestrengthgym.net/contests-and-info.php

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Hampton Roads offers plenty of tricks andd treats for Halloween It’s that time of year when ghosts, goblins and skeletons emerge from the shads ows to show their faces for one night of fun for All Hallows’ Eve, Oct. 31. Halloween, as it is most commonly m called, bears the traditions of costume t wearing, haunted houses, pumpkin carving r and trick-or-treating. It has become a nnight when children dress in costumes and roam r the neighborhoods, knocking on ddoors saying “Trick or Treat?” in hopes of receiving a handful of candy. Trick-or ttreating has become one of the most popular p

Halloween activities for children to partake in, while those who are not going door-todoor, normally stay at home to hand out candy to costume dressed children who visit their door. Trick-or-treating begins at dusk and ends at 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and younger. For those who are staying in for the night, it is common courtesy to turn on the porch light to indicate you are passing out candy, or turning off the light to indicate that you are away or have no candy to pass out. In the state of Virginia, it is

unlawful for any person over 16 years of age, while wearing any mask, hood or other device whereby a substantial portion of the face is hidden concealing the identity of the wearer, to be or appear in any public place, or upon any private property in the Commonwealth. Remember, report any suspicious activity by dialing 9-1-1, or if you need to obtain general information on city information and activities, visit your official city website. Below is a list of Halloween events in Hampton Roads:

It’s the night kids love, but they can’t trick or treat unless they’re 12 or younger. And while start times vary, it all ends at 8 p.m. Trick-ortreat times are as follows: ■

Virginia Beach: Dusk to 8 p.m.

Chesapeake: 5 to 8 p.m.

Norfolk and Suffolk: Ends at 8 p.m.

Portsmouth: 6 to 8 p.m.

safety tips ■ Wear light-colored clothing that is labeled flame-resistant or flame-retardant and is short enough to prevent tripping. Also, add reflectors or glow-in-the-dark safety stickers for higher visibility. ■ Make sure your children can see clearly through face masks, or use face paint or makeup instead of a mask. ■ Carry a lightweight flashlight in case one is

NORFOLK Masquerade in Ghent

needed along with a fully charged cell phone, or a personal two-way radio in case of an emergency.

■ When: Oct. 25, 6 to 10 p.m. ■ Where: Colley Ave. between

Shirley Ave. and Washington Square Park ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, visit: www. ghentnorfolk.org

■ Join in the fun and accompany young children,

Show off your Halloween costume at the Ghent Business Association’s annual Masquerade in Ghent Halloween Block Party and Costume Contest. There will be live music, activities for kids, refreshments and Oktoberfest beverages.

■ Watch out for traffic and only cross at corners. Be careful not to cross between parked cars.

especially if they are under the age of 8. If you cannot accompany them, have them go with a group of other children. Never let them go alone. ■ Carry a cell phone in case of an emergency.

■ Let your family know ahead of time what

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ZooBoo Family Fun Days ■ When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ■ Where: Virginia Zoo, 3500 Granby St.,

Norfolk ■ Cost: $11 for non-members, $6 for

members, children under 2 are free

e unexplored areas of the ship’s lower decks – you never know what may be aroundd the corner! Tickets can only be purchased at c Nauticus each night of the tour. Not recommended for children under 12.

■ For more information, contact: 441-

2374, ext. 253

VIRGINIA BEACH Town Center Halloween Town & Treat

Join us for a wild and spooky good time filled with costume contests, haunted ■ When: Oct. 26, noon to 8:30 p.m. hayrides, Zoo Boo Choo-Choo, creepy ■ Where: Town Center Fountain Plaza, candy stations and more. Our animals will be receiving visitors in their habitats Central Park Ave., Virginia Beach and there will be animal pumpkin smash- ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 497ing, costume contests and, of course, 2113, or visit www.vabeachtowncenter. trick-or-treat candy stations. Costume com/events/ contests will be held at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Games, activities, trick-or-treating and Haunted BB-64:Three Decks of pumpkin decorating for younger children from noon to 4 p.m.; and music, costumes Darkness and fun for older ghouls from 5 to 8:30 p.m. ■ When: Oct. 24, 25, 26. Thursdays 6:30 to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 6:30 to 11 p.m. ■ Where: 1 Waterside Dr., Norfolk ■ Cost: $10 for Nauticus members, $15 for non-members ■ For more information, visit: www.nauticus.org This Halloween season, Nauticus brings back “Haunted BB-64: Three Decks of Darkness” with even bigger thrills and creepier chills! Explore the bowels of the Battleship Wisconsin on a brand new tour route that will take you through previously

Nightmare Mansion

route and streets you plan to travel and what time you expect to return home.

ver through. The attraction is intense and designed for adults (strongly recommended that kids be at least 10 years of age). Hours can vary due to season and weather.

■ Stay within your neighborhood and visit only the homes where you know the people.

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■ Have children wait until they get home to eat

Bergey’s Corn Maze

their goodies, so you can examine their treats before they are eaten.

■ When:

Now through Oct. 31, Thursdays 4 to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (last tickets sold at 6:30 p.m.) ■ Where: Bergey’s Breadbasket, 2207 Mount Pleasant Rd., Chesapeake ■ Cost: $9, children 4 and under are free ■ For more information, contact: 5469225, or visit www.bergeysbreadbasket.com. The 5-acre maze is a fun and educational activity. There are hay rides, games and a bakery. Price includes corn maze, a wagon ride, sack racing, corn hole, straw maze (ages 7 and under), access to farm animals, access to the pumpkin patch and one shot on the corn gun.

■ Insist children use sidewalks to avoid injury. If sidewalks aren’t available, walk facing traffic.

■ Give or accept only wrapped or packaged candy. ■ An adult should stay home to welcome trickor-treaters. ■ Pets can get a little excited over all the activity, so keep your pets under control and away from the front door. ■ Clear your garage, lawn and walkway of tools, toys and other items. ■ Use electric lights or luminary bags to light front walkways.

p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m.; Sundays, noon

Ghost Train

■ Where: 2008 Atlantic Ave., Virginia

■ Keep candlelit jack-o-lanterns away from areas where costumes may brush up against the flames.

■ When: Oct. 24 - 26, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. ■ Where: Northwest River Park, 1733

■ Most importantly, instruct your child not to

■ When: Now through Oct. 31. Fridays, 7

Beach ■ Cost: $8 on Fri. and Sun. $9 on Sat. ■ For more information, contact: 4283327, or visit www.youwillscream.com/ main.html Walk or run through the narrow hallways and ultra dark corridors of one of the countries Top-10 rated haunted attractions. Takes five to 10 minutes to maneu-

Indian Creek Rd., Chesapeake ■ Cost: $9 on Thursday, $10 on Friday and Saturday ■ For more information, contact: 4217151 Ride the terrifying train (hay carts

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ever go into the home of a stranger, or get into their car. Explain the dangers and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to take them. Remember, report any suspicious activity by dialing 9-1-1, or if you need to obtain general information on city times and activities, simply dial 3-1-1 from a landline, or 385-3111 from a cell phone.

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Plenty of opportunities to have a spook-tacular good time this Halloween season HALLOWEEN |

Continued from C1 with built in benches) and see the haunts and ghouls of the haunted woods of Northwest River Park in this half-hour ride. Purchase tickets at any Chesapeake Community Center, North River Park, or online at www.CityofChesapeake. net/GHOSTTRAIN. Reservations are required.

Spooky Acres Haunted House ■ When:

Oct. 24 - 26, Oct. 28 - 32, Nov. 1 and 2; 6:30 to

10 p.m. ■ Where:

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Chris Tucker in Richmond ■ When: Oct. 26; 8 p.m. ■ Where: Landmark Theater, Richmond ■ Cost: Tickets are $39.50 and $49 in advance,

and $49.50 and $59.50 the day of the show ■ For more information, visit: www.Landmark Theater.net LIVE NATION presents one of the biggest names in films and comedy, Chris Tucker, at Richmond’s Landmark Theater for one night of hilarious comedy. Tucker is currently touring nationally with a fresh, new stand-up comedy routine appearing to sell out crowds and receiving rave reviews. Tickets may be purchased at CenterStage Box Office, online at www.ETIX.com or www.livenation.com, or charge-by-phone (800) 5143849 (ETIX). Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 p.m. For more show and venue information, visit www.LandmarkTheater.net.

Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake ■ Cost: $12 ■ For more information, contact: 588-2841, email spookyacres@aol.com, or visit www.spookyacres.com Come celebrate 19 years of haunting with the March of Dimes annual Spooky Acres Haunted House. Located in the main entrance between Burlington Coat Factory and the movie theater.

PORTSMOUTH ‘Country Fair’ at Grove Church ■ When: Oct. 31, 6 to 8:30 p.m. ■ Where: Grove Church, 5910 West Norfolk Rd., Ports-

mouth ■ Cost: Free

Grove Church is hosting a “County-Fair” themed festival. The community is invited to attend this safe, family-friendly alternative to Halloween. Activities include inflatables, games, face painting, and plenty of food and prizes for adults and kids alike. There will also be a chili cook-off, a bake-off contest, a “butter sculpture” competition, pie eating contest, Harvest Display Competition and s’mores by the bonfire. Feel free to wear costumes, but no scary or graphic characters.

Olde Towne Ghostwalk Nauticus to hold blood drive ■ When: Oct. 26; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ■ Where: Nauticus Museum, One Waterside

■ When: Oct. 25, 7 to 10:30 p.m. ■ Where: Walk begins in the cemetery of Trinity Episcopal

Church, 500 Court St., Portsmouth Dr.,

Norfolk more information, contact: Beth Bilderback at 664-1017, or email Beth.Bilderback@norfolk.gov

■ Cost: $10 ■ For more information, contact: 291-0305, dlindley@

Enjoy safe trick-or-treating, make-n-take activities, a haunted house, a scavenger hunt and Hampton Sheriff’s Department Child ID Program. There will be a costume contest for all ages, and great prizes including IMAX tickets and more. Contest starts at 5:15 p.m.

Living History Tour ■ When: Oct. 29 - 31 ■ Where: Hampton History

Museum, 120 Old Hampton Ln., Hampton ■ Cost: $5 in advance, $8 at the door ■ For more information, contact: 727-1610, or visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org Stories and figures from the Hampton’s dark side come to life for the season of spooks and frights as the Hampton History Museum presents “Tales of Hampton: Horror Stories.” Two 55-minute tours are offered, leaving the museum at 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. Leaving from the museum lobby, these 55-minute tours will include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia Region.

Boobird Spooktacular ■ When: Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ■ Where: Bluebird Gap Farm, 60 Pine

Chapel Rd., Hampton ■ Cost: $1 per person ages 2 and older ■ For more information, contact: 827-2765 Event will feature trick-or-treating for ages 2 to 13, hayrides, food vendors, children’s activities and games, environmental exhibitors and more. Patrons are highly encouraged to dress up their children and themselves in their favorite Halloween costume and bring goodie bags for trick-or-treating among the animals.

WILLIAMSBURG Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour ■ When: Now through Oct. 31, nightly at 8 p.m. ■ Where: William & Mary Bookstore, 345 Duke of

Gloucester St., Williamsburg ■ Cost: $11 ■ For more information, visit: www.theghosttour.com

A 1.5 hour walking tour by candlelight. You will hear ghost stories, folklore and legends based on the book “The Ghosts of Williamsburg” by author L.B. Taylor, Jr. As you stroll the Moon drenched streets of this colonial capital you will stop briefly outside the homes, buildings and shops where you will hear the stories and interviews L.B. had with people who lived, visited and worked inside.

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Nauticus will host the Red Cross bloodmobile in its front circle on Saturday. Potential donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in perfect health on the day of donation. Donors will receive a family “fun pack”of complimentary tickets to Nauticus to use that day or any other day. Star Wars characters will be on hand to greet potential donors throughout the day. Walk-ups are welcome, but to schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code “NAUTICUS.”

The Olde Towne Ghostwalk, based on the famous Jackthe-Ripper Walks in London, takes spectators on a guided walking tour past the haunted houses and mysterious creaking mansions of historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. At each house on the tour, actors in appropriate costume will retell the legends of ghostly visitations and things that go bump Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in the night. Tickets are sold for three time slots: 7, 8 and 9 ■ When: Now through Oct. 31, starts at 6 p.m. p.m. Groups will leave at five minute intervals and the tour ■ Where: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg lasts approximately 45 minutes, ending at Middle Street ■ Cost: Regular park admission Park, where hot cider will be served. You must purchase your ■ For more information, contact: www.seaworldparks. tickets at one of the locations listed on the “tickets” page at com/en/howloscream-williamsburg www.portsmouthghostwalk.com.

Military Classic of the South Golf Tourney

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■ When: Nov. 11 ■ Where: Kiskiack Golf Club, Williamsburg ■ Cost: $75 per player ■ For more information, contact: Pete Hoyer

VASC Halloween Bash ■ When: Oct. 26, 4 to 7 p.m. ■ Where: Virginia Air & Space

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p.hoyer@verizon.net, or call 877-4022 Registration is now open for the 15th annual Hampton Roads Military Classic of The South Golf Tournament. The tournament is open to everyone – foursomes will play Captain’s Choice format, field is limited to 144 players. The lowest scoring team comprised of military members (active duty, retired or civilian) representing their unit or command, will receive a special trophy and prizes. The Major Military Command (Air Force, Army, Navy, etc.) will receive the Veteran’s Trophy following the competition. All proceeds support local college scholarships for The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina) and Virginia Military Institute ... two colleges with extensive military traditions. Entry fee includes green fees, golf cart, beverages, practice range balls, breakfast and after tournament cookout. Deadline for registration is Nov. 3.

Family Fitness with Fido ■ When: Oct. 26; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ■ Where: Norfolk Botanical Garden ■ Where: Event included in Garden admission ■ For more information, contact: www.

norfolkbotanicalgarden.org Norfolk Botanical Garden along with the Norfolk SPCA will celebrate fitness with families and their dogs at the 2nd annual Family Fitness with Fido. This fundraising event will create an opportunity for “Fido” and the whole family to get fit on a two-mile, self-guided marked walk. Enjoy special dog related activities from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that include a doggie park, photo set, “Fido” trails, Dogs Got Talent Show, Norfolk Police Department Canine demonstrations, music and food. Meet Norfolk SPCAs adoptable dogs and more.

Center, 600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton ■ Cost: $5 in advance, $7 day of ■ For more information, contact: 727-0900, or visit www.vasc.org

forthemilitary NAVAL STATION NORFOLK Kings Dominion Halloween Haunt ■ When: Oct. 26 ■ Where: Bus departs

Bldg. C-9 at 9 a.m. to Kings Dominion ■ Cost: $34 for active duty, $39 for civilian guest ■ For more information, contact: 444-4033 Kings Dominion transforms into a horror-filled nightmare. From mazes with terrifying creatures around every corner to thrill rides that will haunt your dreams.

■ When: Oct. 26; 11:30 a.m. ■ Where: N-24 Gym ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, call:

■ When: Oct. 24, 7 to 8 p.m. ■ Where: Hampton History Museum, 120 Old Hampton

Ln., Hampton more information, contact: 727-1610, or visit www.hamptonhistorymuseum.org

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A subject everyone can dig into – food – is the subject of the Hampton History Museum’s “Our Story, Our Time” Oral History Project event. Forum participants will share stories of their distinct community cuisines and the ways in which living together as a greater Hampton community has resulted in a blended, but distinct, Hampton cuisine.

Enjoy free games, inflatables, hayrides and a costume contest. Concessions will be sold by participants of the Teen Program.

JEB LITTLE CREEK - FORT STORY Cave of Terror ■ When: Oct. 25; 7 to 10 p.m. ■ Where: Vera Cruz Rd. ■ Cost: $3 per person ■ For more information, contact:

422-7714

Haunted Bunker hosted by the Youth Center for children and adults of all ages. Entry is free for families with a deployed Soldier.

Monster Dash 5K

Free Olde Towne Ghost Walk 444-4016

Costumes are permitted to be worn for the race. There will be a post-race costume contest. All active duty, retirees, eligible family members, reservists and DOD civilians are eligible to race. Awards will be given to the Top-3 men and women in each division Pre-registration ends Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m. Race day registration begins at 10 a.m. Entries may be returned to any Naval Station Norfolk Fitness Center, or faxed to 445-5440.

■ When: Oct. 25; 6:30 to 8 p.m. ■ Where: Olde Towne, Portsmouth ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: krystal.dash@navy.mil

Hear haunting stories of historical Portsmouth’s past with free hot cider and entertainment afterward. A limited number of free tickets are available, please RSVP to krystal. dash@navy.mil.

Free tickets to ZooBoo

NSA HR (NMCP) Halloween Woof Walk

Hampton Oral History Project

Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Howl-O-Scream is bigger and better than ever with the introduction of four themed Terror-tories. France, Italy, Germany and England are transformed into an over-the-top thematic experience that transports guests to another time and place full of startles and frights. Enter murky waters haunted by swashbuckling pirates in Italy, stroll through London’s East End on the trail of Jack The Ripper or face vampires and underworld creatures in Germany and France.

■ When: Oct. 26; 9 a.m. ■ Where: Riverview Fitness Center, Bldg. 276 ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 953-7144

Come in costume and enter the family or dog costume contest. All are welcome. Water and treats will be available for the dogs.

NAS OCEANA Trunk or Treat Halloween Fun Night ■ When: Oct. 25; 6 to 7:30 p.m. ■ Where: In front of youth center (Bldg. 530) ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: 433-3976

■ When: Oct. 26; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ■ Where: Virginia Zoo, Norfolk ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, contact: krystal.dash@navy.mil

A limited number of free tickets are available, please RSVP to krystal.dash@navy.mil.

Shuttle to Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream ■ When: Oct. 26; 2 p.m. to park close ■ Where: Shuttle departs the Foc’sle at

2 p.m. to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg ■ Cost: $5 for shuttle ■ For more information, contact: 462-3117 Busch Gardens offers active duty members and up to three family members one-time-only free admission to the park. Call for details. Tickets can be purchased at the park or at JEBLC ITT office.


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SCREAM-WORTHY HALLOWEEN STATS Halloween wouldn’t be the same without candy and The Hershey Company is taking part in the celebration by sharing some scream-worthy Halloween stats that are sure to get candy lovers howling with joy. Some quick facts: 55 percent of respondents hand out an average of more than 90 pieces of candy to trick-or-treaters each year, and 89 percent snack on candy while doing so! Check out other sweet results below!

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Homemade alternatives to Halloween candy Brandpoint

Processed, sugar-packed candies are collected door-to-door every year at Halloween. This year, make homemade sweet treats for your Halloween get-togethers. Chef Claire Menck from The Art Institute of Wisconsin loves making ghostly “gorp” wrapped in white parchment paper with her two children. “Gorp is basically granola mixed with your child’s favorite treats like chocolate candies, peanut butter chips, pretzels, gummy bears, etc.,” she said. To make the granola, take oatmeal and toss with your choice of spices, honey and oil. Lay oatmeal on a sheet tray and toast on the lowest heat possible (usually 150 or 200 F). You can add sugar to the granola, but be careful to not add too much sugar as it can make it hard. Parents can also choose to substitute the sugar with agave or maple syrup. Mix the granola with the tasty treats. Take white parchment paper and draw two eyes. Place a scoop of the gorp into the opposite side of the paper and tie up top for spooky gorp. Another of Menck’s favorite treats is dried fruit roll-ups wrapped to look like candy. She recommends using local, seasonal fruit. “We always go apple-picking in the

fall and come back with more than we need, so we create dried apple treats.” Cut and peel the apples or your choice of fruit beforehand in half-inch slices. Then mix the slices with spices of your choosing such as cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, etc. “Make it a tactile experience for your kids and allow them to mix all the ingredients together ... maybe even with their hands,” she said. Lay the apples on an oiled cookie sheet, turn your oven on to the lowest setting and slow bake until dehydrated (about 45 to 90 minutes, depending on preference). Take colorful tissue paper or Halloween-themed paper and place under parchment paper. Once the fruit is dehydrated, place a small amount of the fruit on a 4-by-4-inch parchment paper. Then roll and twist the ends to look like a candy wrapper and tie the ends. You can also use dehydrated berries like cranberries for the fruit roll-up candy. “Chocolate! Can’t have Halloween without the chocolate, chocolate spiders with pretzel legs that is,” said Chef Amy Carter, baking and pastry instructor at The Art Institutes International Minnesota. Begin by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and spray with cooking spray. Melt chocolate chips of your choosing in the microwave in a mi-

crowave-safe bowl, and stir every so often to make sure chocolate melts evenly. Add rice cereal or bran twigs, or your favorite crunchy grain and then add to the melted chocolate. Stir the mixture until well combined. Take half of a palm-size of the mixture and place on the baking sheet. Add stick pretzels for legs. Add two marshmallows or white chocolate chips for eyes. “For a creepier spin on your Halloween treats, I recommend truffle eyeballs to liven up a kids’ party,” said Carter. All you need is eight ounces of semisweet chocolate, 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream and two tablespoons of unsalted butter. Heat the cream, pour over the chocolate and whisk in the butter until nice and smooth. Pour the mixture in a pan and chill for two hours, or overnight just so it is firm. You can flavor with anything like vanilla, peanut butter or fruit puree. Then take an ice cream scoop or have the kids help by rolling the mixture into small balls with their hands and then roll the balls in powdered sugar. Top off with a chocolate candy and then take red, edible writing gel to make squiggly lines. These creative, make-it-at-home-tips are just some fun ideas you can create with your kids as a Halloween project, and then tackle carving the pumpkin.

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It was an amazing feeling to work with the Poey family ... their son is such an inspiration and tough little warrior.”

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Maddox and his father Thomas K. Poey, Jr. (center) received a check from the Spartyka Fight League for $1,568.72 at SFL XIII: Miracles For Maddox, Oct. 19.

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More than 30 mixed martial arts fighters representing 20-plus martial arts schools stormed Old Dominion University’s Ted Constant Convocation Center, Oct. 19, to demonstrate their elite training and MMA fighting skills for Spartyka Fight League XIII: Miracles For Maddox. A portion of ticket sales from the event went to support Maddox Poey, now 2.5 years old, who was diagnosed with a rare form of eye cancer called retinoblastoma at just 7 months of age. Fighters came from all over seeking to battle for a shot at glory, the majority from Hampton Roads, however some traveled from Northern Virginia and Maryland. One even made the journey all the way from Colorado. Win or lose, the crowd cheered for each warrior enthusiastically as they gave their all inside the cage. The interim title bout at 125 pounds featured Sherali Khalmetov, a young fighter originally from Kazakhstan who fights for Global Martial Arts. Khalmetov easily decimated his opponent with a series of rapid-fire strikes and blows, forcing a TKO in one minute, 3 seconds into the first round. On the main card, 185 pounder Chris Bibeault, representing Tidewater BJJ,

demonstrated why Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so popular and successful in the sport. He very quickly reacted to his opponent’s takedown attempts and finished the match in just 2 minutes, 58 seconds in the first round with an impressive triangle-armbar submission. At 170 pounds, the night’s only knockout went to Freddie Henry, fighting for Shadow Combatives, who dismissed his opponent, Joe Cipcic of Bushido, in 1 minute, 8 seconds in the first round. One of the night’s biggest crowd favorites was Clark Wright with Grudge Training Center in Arvada, Colo., who won at 185 pounds. Wright won the crowd over with his untiring attacks and shocked everyone when it was disclosed, post-fight, that he was 54 years old. A former green beret of the U.S. Army Special Forces, Wright demonstrated both strength and determination throughout the fight. “It was great having Clark Wright at the age of 54 years young to live out his dream to fight at our event,” said Chief Boatswain’s Mate Jimi Partyka, owner and founder of Spartyka Nation. In the title matches, two new champions unseated former champs. At 155 pounds, Brandon Pennington, fighting for Outfox MMA, was the victor against Michael Lawrence of MMA Institute, and Zac Allen, fighting for MOMMAs Boys

MMA, became the winner at 135 pounds. In the final title fight, 170 pound champion Kevin Johnson, fighting for HTC, needed only 2 minutes, 30 seconds to defend and retain his title against challenger DeMar Holloway, who fought for Coastal Combat Academy. The biggest win of the night, however, went to young fighter Maddox, affectionately called “The Miracle” by family and friends, who has endured countless surgeries and chemotherapy to save his vision. Maddox, when first diagnosed, had the most advanced stage of the disease in his right eye, a category e, and a category d in his left eye. Tests showed nine tumors on his retinas, which blocked almost all of his vision and doctors even discussed possible eye removal to avoid the spread of cancer to his brain, his father said. Partyka decided to name the event “Miracles For Maddox” in an effort to raise money for the Poey family to defray “the expenses of constant travel and family lodging, and the costs associated with Maddox’s treatments.” Overall the evening was a huge success, raising $1,568.72. “It was an amazing feeling to work with the Poey family ... their son is such an inspiration and tough little warrior,” said Partyka. Partyka’s next venture will be the inaugural Virginia Beach National Games in November, where he will host a 5K in support of Wounded Warriors at the Virginia Beach Field House. Visit http:// spartykawoundedwarrior.com for more details.

1. Jimmie Johnson (finished 13th) 2,254 pts.; leader

The new points leader admitted that he spent much of the race keeping tabs on his Chase rivals. “Thirteenth isn’t the best finish, but with what we are trying to do and win a championship, we beat the competition today Jimmie Johnson and that is good.” 2. Matt Kenseth (finished 20th) 2,250 pts.; behind -4

He said the disappointment of losing the points lead won’t linger for long. “I feel like we can go everywhere else and race with anybody when we’re at our best. Hopefully, we’ll be at our best the next four weeks and we’ll give them a run for their money.” 3. Kyle Busch (finished fifth) 2,228 pts.; behind -26

After wrecking hard in Saturday’s Truck race, he was happy to finish without incident on Sunday. “It’s God’s grace that allows us to finish one of these things, especially coming home with another Top-5.” 4. Kevin Harvick (finished 12th) 2,228 pts.; behind -26

His team’s best-laid plans went awry at the end. “We got ourselves in position to be where we needed to be at the end of the race ... then lost everything that we gained on the last pit stop again. We were just last off of pit road.” 5. Jeff Gordon (finished 14th) 2,220 pts.; behind -34

He remains within striking distance of the Chase leaders despite a mediocre Talladega finish. “We didn’t really gain anything, but we didn’t really lose anything, so it was sort of a wash ... and we just move on to the next four [races].” 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (finished second) 2,202 pts.; behind -52

He said his car was as good as he’s had in a long time. “Our car was a rocket and we were able to be aggressive, and I just tried to lead every lap of the race.” 7. Greg Biffle (finished 11th) 2,201 pts.; behind -53

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Like many of his peers, he was happy to still be running at the end. “We made it through. That is half the battle at this place. It was typical Talladega ... at the end of the day, we missed the wreck and that is all I really care about.” 8. Clint Bowyer (finished 10th) 2,197 pts.; -57

His third Top-10 finish in the Chase wasn’t enough to help him gain much ground on the leaders. He shaved six points off his deficit, but has only four races to make up the rest.

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9. Kurt Busch (finished 18th) 2,193 pts.; behind -61

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To the delight of fans present, and to the many new fans who continue to discover what Vanguard Championship Wrestling (VCW) has to offer, VCW delivered another outstanding show at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk, Oct. 5. The night was filled with action packed wrestling from start to finish, but what many waited patiently for was a match that took 12 years to transpire. The final match of the night saw international superstar Tommy Dreamer take on VCW star and ECW original C.W. Anderson in an “I Quit” match. It was a short time ago at VCWs summer spectacular and showcase of the year “Liberty Lottery 2013” that Dreamer challenged Anderson to an “I Quit” match. This would be the second time the two superstars would meet like this. The first time was at the ECW pay-per-view “Guilty as Charged” that forced Anderson to say “I Quit” in 2001. The fans were at a fever pitch as Dreamer brought out a shopping cart full of dangerous objects to be used in the match which included trashcans, the ring bell, chairs and tables, barbwire, and even a huge monkey wrench … everything was used! Even Phil Brown interfered on behalf of Anderson to no avail. The match had to be seen to believe. As the match heated up, Anderson tied Dreamer’s hands on the ropes. After working on Dreamer’s arm with a metal spike, Dreamer said the words, “I Quit.” The stunned fans were completely silent. Brandon Scott helped to free Dreamer and afterwards the fans gave Dreamer a standing ovation as he talked to them about how “life has its challenges and we all must learn from them and go on.” Other highlight matches included: ■ A “Grudge Match” between young heartthrob Brandon Scott and his former tag-team partner Phil Brown, who turned on his partner a few months ago. Scott got his revenge when he defeated Brown with a roll-up after ducking a superkick. ■ Returning veteran “The Geordie Bulldog” Sean Denny become the Commonwealth Champion by defeating long-time nemesis RH3. The fans were ecstatic, but the victory was short lived because VCW Commissioner George Pantas noticed Den-

He was in the lead pack for much of the race, leading twice for three laps, but not when it mattered most. “When it counted at the end, we weren’t there. I tried to make something happen, but couldn’t get there.” 10. Carl Edwards (finished 17th) 2,186 pts.; behind -68

Courtesy of Jonathan McLarty Tommy Dreamer (top) with a crossface on C.W. Anderson at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk, Oct. 5.

ny’s foot was under the rope when the pin took place and had no choice but to reverse the decision and restart the match. RH3 wasted no time getting himself disqualified when he dealt Denny a low blow after the match was restarted. The fans anger at the turn of events turned into joy when they heard Pantas announce that the bout would be settled once and for all on Nov. 9 at the Masonic Temple in an “Anything Goes, No Holds Barred, No Disqualification, V-Rated” match. ■ And newly crowned U.S. Liberty Champion Jay Steel retained his belt in the fourth match of the night when he defeated Krotch after hitting the Kryptonite Kick as Krotch was coming off the top rope. He then locked in the Kryptonite Krunch torture rack for the submission. “I have been coming to VCW for years and I have never heard such an exciting crowd,” said Mike Downs, a long-time VCW fan and “VCW sign guy.” The next VCW show will be held on Nov. 9 at the Masonic Temple in Norfolk with an already signed mega main event. U.S. Liberty Champion Jay Steel will defend his belt for the first time in a “Triple Threat” match verses Chris Escobar and Damien Wayne. This will be one that will be talked about for some time to come. Visit www.vcw-wrestling.com for up-to-the-minute information.

His No. 99 Ford was at the head of the pack with less that 20 laps remaining, but he couldn’t keep it there. “I thought we were in a really good spot and it just did not work out. I tried my hardest and that is what we got.” 11. Ryan Newman (finished ninth) 2,182 pts.; behind -72

It was a relatively quiet race as far as he was concerned. “I rode around in the back all day, basically just trying to keep my nose clean. I was waiting for something to happen the whole race, but it never really did.” 12. Joey Logano (finished 16th) 2,179 pts.; behind –75

He blamed the shark-fin-like spoiler NASCAR mandates for the cars for his inability to move up at the finish. “That is why the bottom lane doesn’t work and it is never going to work until they change that.” 13. Kasey Kahne (finished 36th) 2,153 pts.; behind -101

His disappointing Chase continued as his plans to drop back and play it safe at Talladega backfired when he lost the lead draft and was penalized for speeding on pit road. With just three caution flags all day, he never got a chance to get back on the lead lap.


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Fall health tips that won’t make Halloween a night of frights ing, or stealing from friends. This is as true for the children in your life as it is for you, an adult. If you allow Halloween candy in moderation, you will be teaching your children, and yourself, portion control. “This is one of the most important health tips I can provide – instead of instilling a sense of coveting and desire for unhealthy treats, make them something that is just a part of life,” she said. “You can demystify candy and sweet treats by making them a moderated part of your overall diet.” In their own lives, many adults think of Halloween candy and other fall treats as the enemy. Cederquist explains that a great way to limit candy for you or your child is with fun size bags. “There have been studies showing that if people have a huge one pound bag of M&Ms, they will eat more overall. This is true even if they don’t finish the bag,” she said. “However, if you give your child one of the funsized bags of M&Ms and tell them to savor and enjoy it, then they will take a lot longer time eating it and be just as satisfied. This tip works for adults, too.” Halloween candy, Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas pies should not have power over us in the way that they

We should be more concerned with what we’re eating on a daily basis.” – Dr. Caroline Cederquist

do for many. In our everyday lives, we need to refocus our mental energies on the things that we should eat and not on what we think we should not. Indulging, in moderation, on special days is common and completely acceptable if your regular diet is balanced and nutritious. “We should be more concerned with what we’re eating on a daily basis,” she said. “The long-term effects of one night of candy are insignificant. Lifetimes of unhealthy habits, on the other hand, are worth making a fuss about.” Enjoy your Halloween candy and savor the yummy treats that the fall season brings. A few fun-sized candies, or a piece of homemade pie, are nothing to fear if you’re eating a healthy diet the rest of the year. Remember, moderation is the key.

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■ green tip – cook your food, not your kitchen When you’re preparing a meal and it’s sweltering outside, here are a few tips to keep your home cool: 1. Keep the door between your kitchen and the rest of the house closed. 2. If using an air conditioner, keep the windows closed. If not, open your kitchen windows for ventilation. 3. Limit the time ovens are on. In other words, be ready to cook when you preheat the oven! 4. Limit the number of times you open the oven door and close it as soon as possible. 5. Save baking and other major culinary undertakings for cooler times, such as mornings, evenings ...and fall 6. Whenever possible, cook multiple dishes at once, or in immediate succession.

FIVE TIPS FOR HAUNTING YOUR HOUSE THIS HALLOWEEN Giving your home a spooky look for Halloween can make or break your trickor-treaters’ night.” – Larry Kirchner, publisher of Hauntworld.com

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Americans spent close to $8 billion on Halloween last year, according to the National Retail Federation. With scary celebrations getting bigger every year, becoming the best-decorated house on the block may seem difficult, but it’s easy if you have insider tips and tricks. “Giving your home a spooky look for Halloween can make or break your trick-or-treaters’ night,” said Larry Kirchner, publisher of Hauntworld.com and owner and operator of the world’s number one rated haunted house, “The Darkness.” Kirchner, who has been building and operating Halloween amusement attractions for 25 years, has some tips for turning your home into a spooky haunted house: Create a cemetery – “Haunting” your yard sets the tone for your whole haunted house. One of the easiest, most fun, yet eeriest things you can do is turn the space into a graveyard. Let your grass grow long, add a Gothic fence and a zombie or two popping up through the ground and make your

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own tombstone or coffin to complete the look. Start by getting pink or blue foam from the hardware store. Cut the foam into the shape of a tombstone and then coat it with light plaster, thin concrete or other textured material found at the hardware or art supply store. Finally, paint it gray and use a hotwire knife to carve in RIP and a name. To make a coffin, use 1x6 pine boards and 2x2s nailed together into a box. Paint the outside and then get creative with your theme. For a Victorian vampire style coffin, line the interior with velvet curtains. For a deserted Old West theme, use jute or burlap on the inside. Spin cobwebs – Achieve that

old, abandoned, dusty look inside, or create creepiness outside by spinning your own cobwebs. Most haunted house supply websites sell cobweb glue guns that use air to spray thin strands of glue. You can create any size cobweb over fake birds, china cabinets or even trees. Creepify your windows – Add a red light to the bottom of the windows and hang torn black curtains to make the windows look creepy when they’re lit. Hang boards across the outside to give the house an abandoned look. Add eerie effects – Play spooky sounds on a stereo outside or through open windows. You can find great Halloween soundtracks online. For a dramatic effect, use

a fog machine to make the house look otherworldly. You can rent or purchase fog machines at most party stores. Break out some black birds – Dollar stores often sell black birds, which you can make frightening by gluing scraps of gray fabric to their feathers and buttons over their eyes. Hang them in the yard or throughout the house with black gauze or spider webs from the party store. This Halloween, get spookily creative. Go beyond a simple jack-o-lantern and haunt your whole house. For more inspiration on Halloween decorations or haunted houses, visit www.HauntWorld.com.

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Saying goodbye to summer doesn’t have to be a sentimental ending when you consider it’s also a beginning – the kickoff to autumn and the holiday season. The promise of fall is in the air. It’s a great time to dress up your home for fall entertaining – whether that means friends gathered around the television rooting for your favorite team or the ultimate traditional Thanksgiving feast. “Decorating trends for this fall are really fun and functional,” said visual merchandiser John Griffith. “Colors that evoke a sense of nostalgia and family are a really big part of the visual design message for autumn 2013. Reds, golds and oranges are trending this fall. These hues are not only warm and comforting, they’re reflective of the season.” Griffith and teammate Julie Robbins add their own unique spin on the latest trends to create seasonal design vignettes for Replacements, Ltd., the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. Whether you are planning a casual family gathering or an elegant dinner party, Robbins suggests easy ways to mix in great fall colors. This can be as simple as adding a charger plate or colorful serving pieces. “Using colored glass is fantastic way of infusing autumn colors to create a seasonal feel,” she said. “Amber colored glass is really popular this fall because the rich, warm color goes with so many patterns and designs. I’m big on the pressed vintage patterns – depression glass, coin glass and sandwich glass are all very lovely

and nostalgic. We’re actually mixing and matching patterns from historic American glassmakers including Federal, Indiana Glass and Fostoria on our tables. It looks great to mix designs which share the same colors or combine an array of colors within a place setting.” Metal serveware is another popular trend this fall. “We’re incorporating metal serveware into many of our displays because you can do so much with it from a design standpoint,” said Griffith. “These are great accent pieces you can dress up or down, plus it is family – and football – season friendly. Metal serveware is also very functional. Once heated, the alloy retains warmth to keep food warmer longer or cooler if you chill these pieces. Plus it is easy to clean and doesn’t have to be polished. We’re using a lot of fun shapes, like leaf-shaped pieces and turkey platters.” Fall’s bountiful harvest translates into the home this season. Robbins is using natural elements in her table designs that evoke a sense of the first Thanksgiving. “I suggest filling vases, glasses or serving bowls with dried beans, acorns or even kernels of dried deer corn,” she said. “Not only does this look pretty, you can also mix in candles or flowers and use these natural elements to hold those items in place.” Robbins said apples, gourds, pumpkins and green pears are among fruits and vegetables you can use on your table or anywhere in your home to create a brilliant splash of color. She said you can find more decorating ideas at Replacements’ YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Courtesy photo Create autumn accents with seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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Reds, golds and oranges are trending this fall. These hues are not only warm and comforting, they’re reflective of the season.” – John Griffith, visual merchandiser

Celebrating Halloween and fall affordably StatePoint

With the beginning of autumn comes time to decorate your home for Halloween and harvest, stock the pantry with heartier foods and spruce up your wardrobe with seasonal fashions. Transitioning into fall can be easy by staying on a budget and the shopping experts at Dollar General are sharing ways to celebrate fall affordably: Make a picnic – There’s no better way to celebrate the season than with a picnic at a local park as the leaves change colors, complete with hazelnut cocoa spread and jelly sandwiches, turkey wraps and fresh fall apples. Be sure to pack plenty of reusable plates and silverware available in rustic fall colors too. It’s an affordable way for the whole family to enjoy the weekend outdoors. Halloween – Welcome trickor-treaters with festive yard signs and decorations. Save on all your Halloween celebrations by stocking up on candy, chocolates, treats and more from national and private brands. Throw a festive and lowcost Halloween party with simple costumes and spooky décor by finding your supplies at a discount store such as Dollar General. Great free party recipe ideas for dips and snack mixes can also be found online. Highlight your home – Be inspired by the spectacular natural colors of the season and accent your home with the latest fall trends and harvest décor items. Greet your guests with hospitality with a fall wreath and accent your kitchen with new owl-themed housewares. Plus, as the temperatures drop, make your home cozier with throw blankets and area rugs. Candles in seasonal scents are another great fall addition. Get dressed – Enjoying the season means you’ll need new items in your wardrobe to stay comfortable, warm and fashionable. Don’t spend a fortune ramping up your family’s wardrobe with sweaters, knit shirts, jeggings and skinny jeans. A discount retailer will have all the same styles for less, including outerwear and shape wear designed for cooler weather, so you can stay active all season. Eat well – Warm up the family with hearty meals made from inexpensive ingredients. Name brands can be pricey, so opt for private store brands. For main dishes, think about hot entrees that can feed the whole family easily. It’s easy to make this season fun and festive, yet affordable.

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