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PANETTA: NATION FACES ‘DANGEROUS AND UNPREDICTABLE’ WORLD ■ local topics Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta speaks at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce meeting in Norfolk, Oct. 19.
By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service
The Hampton Roads area of Virginia has played a vital role in the history of the United States, and of the military in particular, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in remarks to members of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 19. Since the Civil War and the ﬁrst battle between two ironclad ships, the area has been on the leading edge of American military innovation, with its shipyards serving as the backbone of American naval power, Panetta said, noting that the broad challenges now faced by the military also face the Hampton Roads region. The defense secretary said that after a decade of war, the U.S. is at a strategic turning point. Congressionally mandated budget cuts come at a time when the nation still faces a dangerous and unpredictable world. “I am not one who believes that you have to choose between ﬁscal security and national security,” he said, noting that violent extremism, weapons proliferation, international instability and the rise of new powers across Asia are just some of the challenges facing the country. “And now we confront a whole new threat of warfare in cyber [space],” said Panetta. “I think this is an area we have got to pay close attention to. This is the battlefront of the future. As I speak, there are cyberattacks going on in this country.” “And now they’re developing the capability to be able to go after our grid – our power grid, our ﬁnancial systems, our government systems – and virtually paralyze this country,” he added. “We are confronting a series of threats to our national security. I’ve got to do everything I can to make sure we protect this country.” To address those challenges while meeting America’s ﬁscal responsibilities, Panetta said the Defense Department undertook a review of the defense strategy. As part of that review, it established new defense priorities and focused on designing a force that would carry the U.S. into the future. Panetta highlighted the ﬁve elements of the new defense strategy: a smaller, more agile force; a rebalance to the Asia-Pacific and Middle East; building international partnerships and alliances; ensuring the nation can confront and defeat aggression, even when it occurs on multiple fronts; and making key investments in defense technologies and capabilities. As part of that strategy, the defense secretary said, “We will continue to invest in the unique capabilities and the military and industrial facilities like those in Hampton Roads. I also want to maintain our industrial base.” For example, despite budget pressures, the Defense Department elected to retain the Navy’s full ﬂeet of aircraft carriers. “Similarly, we are investing in the Virginia-class submarine and upgrading this important capability for the future,” he said. Adding, “And ﬁnally, we are investing in the cutting-edge unmanned systems and cyber warfare capabilities that are so important in our mission at Langley Air Force Base,” he said. “This community has strongly positioned itself to help us achieve our strategy. But ... we are jeopardized if Congress does not act to prevent sequester from taking effect in January.” Panetta emphasized that the additional cuts would be devastating to the nation’s defense. “There’s still time to prevent sequestration,” he said. “Let me be clear, no one wants this to happen ... but, for God’s sake, don’t just kick this can down the road.”
FLEET WEEK HAMPTON ROADS Among the events during Fleet Week Hampton Roads was the Navy Ball, Fleet Fest and the NMCRS Golf Tournament.
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Panetta spoke of the effects sequestration would have on Defense contract communities like that of the Norfolk area.
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NAVSTA Norfolk participates in state’s inaugural Southeast Shakeout By MC3 (SW) Tamekia Perdue Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk, along with several other military installations, schools and businesses in Hampton Roads, participated in the Southeast Shakeout, Oct. 18. The Southeast Shakeout, designed to inform Virginia residents of the protective actions they should take during and after an earthquake, is the ﬁrst earthquake exercise that NAVSTA Norfolk has participated in, and is the ﬁrst Shakeout that Virginia has taken part in. “Over 12.8 million people are signed up to take part in the exercise, which will be going on all over the world on Oct. 18,” said Eugene Lambert, Emergency Manager, NAVSTA Norfolk. “As of Oct. 15, more than 1.1 million people in the ﬁve participating states in the Southeast Shakeout are signed up to participate, including more than 610,000 in Virginia.”
Since the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Virginia on Aug. 23, 2011, more measures are been taken to educate the community on what to do in the event of an earthquake to protect themselves at work and home. “During the Virginia earthquake last year, people were seen running out of their buildings while the shaking was going on. This is exactly what you should not do,” said Lambert. “Your actions should be to drop, take cover and hold on until the shaking stops. Once the shaking stops, then proceed outside safely to a mustering area away from possible falling debris so your command can account for everyone.” Lambert expressed that keeping the phone lines clear is also important after a disaster. “We also ask that [commands] discuss the importance of minimizing the overload of phone lines when communicating with loved ones following a disaster by texting ﬁrst and talking second,” he said. “People can send a quick text, ‘I’m OK, R U OK?’ to let loved ones know they are alright.”
Informative handouts and videos on the proper ways to stay protected in your home, ofﬁce, car or even walking are available for personnel in the area. “The exercise can take place anywhere,” said Lambert. “We want people to visit the Great Southeast Shakeout website at www. shakeout.org/southeast, or the Virginia Department of Emergency Management website at www.vaemergency.gov and review the protective actions you should take during an earthquake.”
TIP, HRT PROVIDE BUS SERVICE FROM PENINSULA TO NAVSTA NORFOLK DoD commuters encouraged to take public transportation By David Todd The Flagship Managing Editor
The Navy’s Transportation Incentive Program (TIP) and Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) will provide service from the Peninsula to Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk for active duty service members and Department of the Defense (DoD)
MCPON 13 MAKES FIRST FLEET VISIT Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens completed his ﬁrst MCPON ﬂeet engagement visit at Naval Base Rota, Spain, Oct. 17.
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civilians, including Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) personnel starting on Oct. 28. “The TIP program is free to all DoD and military personnel,” said Herbert Pittman, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Program Coordinator for TIP. “It’s funded by the Financial Management Ofﬁce [FMO] in Washington, D.C. The only thing you have to do is register for TIP, and it helps out with the commute in the morning and evenings. Currently, we have more than 100,000 vehicles traveling through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel [HRBT] a day.”
HALLOWEEN EVENTS IN HAMPTON ROADS From the Haunted Halloween Festival at Hunt Club Farm to the Monster Dash 5K at Naval Station Norfolk,The Flagship has you covered with events and activities this Halloween from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. » see C1
TIP is a DoN Fringe Beneﬁt Program implemented by Executive Order 13150 on April 21, 2000, and it is designed to reduce federal employee contributions to trafﬁc congestion and air pollution, and to expand their commuting alternatives by offering fare media to qualiﬁed applicants. Upon enrollment, and once the necessary processing stages have been approved, all applicants receive a fare media by the TRANServe Debit Card to purchase their mass-transit, or Van Pool fare. This Debit Card is a Visa-branded electronic fare media card provided by the U.S.
Department of Transportation and issued by JPMorgan Chase. It provides active TIP applicants the ability to receive monthly (20 total days a month; Mon. - Fri only) mass transit beneﬁts electronically. “The way it is setup, you only purchase the amount of bus fares that you need,” he explained, “for example, if you want to ride two days a week, you get your tickets for just those days. The amount of money is not used on the debit card goes back to the federal government.”
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Healthy holiday weight webinar – ‘Tis the season for eating right By Hugh Cox Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center Public Affairs
The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) hosted its ﬁrst Health Promotion and Wellness webinar, Oct. 17. The webinar, titled “The Holidays – Obstacles and Opportunities for Weight Maintenance,” is one of several NMCPHC events intended to ring-in the upcoming holiday season on a healthy note. NMCPHC’s Health Promotion and Wellness (HPW) Department teamed up to provide ideas and re-
sources designed to assist service members and their families maintain a healthy weight over the holidays. The nearly 40 participants that took part in the webinar were primarily members of the health promotion and wellness community from various branches of the Department of Defense (DoD). They will be disseminating the information obtained through the webinar to their target audience throughout the holiday season. Cmdr. Connie Scott, registered dietitian and NMCPHC HPW department head, was pleased with the level of participation and feedback received via post-webinar critiques. “Participants communicated an appreciation for the ready-to-use products, tools
and resources to augment their current health promotion program efforts at their respective commands,” she said. Nutrition is a key component of Navy Medicine’s recently launched health promotion and wellness campaign that is closely aligned to the DoD’s Operation Live Well campaign, the National Prevention Strategy and directly supports the CNO’s 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. According to Lt. Dawn Whiting (HPW assistant department head), maintaining a healthy weight can be a real challenge during the holiday season. “As mentioned during the webinar, the average weight gained during the holiday season is ﬁve to
seven pounds. That can cause a lot of stress by the end of the holiday season,” she said. “Our goal is to empower people to make healthier choices to avoid some of the common pitfalls, but still enjoy the holidays.” Not only is maintaining a healthy weight important for an individual’s general wellbeing, it also factors into mission readiness. “A warﬁghter that is physically ﬁt and properly fueled is better suited to meet the demands of an ever-changing operational environment,” said Whiting. The webinar offered tips and resources currently available in the Healthy Living section of NMCPHC’s website, including fact sheets and Power Point presentations. NMCPHC is part of the Navy Medicine team, a global healthcare network of 63,000 Navy medical personnel around the world who provide highquality healthcare to more than one million eligible beneﬁciaries. Navy Medicine personnel deploy with Sailors and Marines worldwide, providing critical mission support aboard ship, in the air, under the sea and on the battleﬁeld. For more news from Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, visit www. navy.mil/local/nmcphc/.
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NAVY RELEASES NEW ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT FOR HAMPTON ROADS AREA Press Release Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic has released the ﬁscal year 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010 through Sept. 30, 2011) Department of the Navy impact statis-
tical data for the Hampton Roads area. Total direct economic impact to the region saw an increase of approximately $1.5 billion, from $13.4 billion in ﬁscal year 2010 to $14.9 billion in ﬁscal year 2011. Total annual payroll (military and civilian) remained steady at $8.5 billion. However, procurement ex-
online To view the statistical report for fiscal year 2011, visit http://bit.ly/RcSHQz.
penditures increased $1.1 billion from approximately $5.2 billion in FY10 to $6.3 billion in FY11. Operationally, the number of ships homeported in Hampton Roads increased from 84 to 87, and the number of aircraft squadrons also increased by one from 36 to 37.
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OCEANA TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE By Cathy Heimer Jet Observer
MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos Nearly 150 active duty and civilian volunteers form a purple ribbon, the symbol for domestic violence awareness, on the ﬂight line at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Oct. 12.
Dressed in various shades of purple, or their Navy Working Uniform, nearly 150 active duty, DoD civilians and family members took a stand against domestic violence during a unique photo opportunity, Oct. 12, at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana ﬂight line. Volunteers formed a human ribbon in front of an F/A-18 Super Hornet to show their support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “It’s the ﬁrst time we tried something of this size, this complicated. It’s awesome. It’s making a statement against domestic violence. It’s making a statement for awareness,” said Capt. Bob Geis, Commanding Ofﬁcer (CO), NAS Oceana, who along with Executive Ofﬁcer (XO) Capt. Kit Chope were among the sea of ribbon volunteers. Geis brought a special purple shirt for use – that of James Madison University, where his daughter is a freshman. “Awareness is important, so if we can understand the threat, if we can understand what’s going on, we can better prevent it in the future,” said Geis. “This shows everyone that we won’t stand for it,” added Chope.
Getting the volunteers organized in the shape of the ribbon took a bit of pre-planning and coordination. Perched on the catwalk of the air operations tower and using his cell phone, Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Antonio P. Turretto Ramos provided direction to Toni Fox, counseling and advocacy programs supervisor at Oceana’s Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC), to line up volunteers in a perfect ribbon shape. After about 20 minutes of organization, and a few shifts to the left and a few steps forward, on the count of three, volunteers all raised their sheet of purple construction paper above their heads for the photo. The idea for the human ribbon began back in August as a simple suggestion for a photo opportunity with the FFSC staff and the CO and XO in front of one of the vintage aircraft at the Aviation Historical Park on Oceana, explained Terra Flahardy, domestic abuse victim advocate. “It kind of snowballed from there. We thought maybe we could intermix military with civilians in purple. We thought it would catch a lot of attention and do a lot of outreach at the same time,” said Flahardy. “It’s been a labor of love for sure.” One of the volunteers in the
photo was Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Phurtura Brazier from the Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Site Oceana. “I was nominated by my work center to participate in the photograph. I was honored to be chosen, but even more so for the cause,” said Brazier. “After I found out what we were doing, I thought it would be a great way to show that this command, the Sailors and civilians as a whole are standing up for a great cause.” Fox was very pleased with the support FFSC received from the base, not only in forming the ribbon, but on other events taking place during October that bring awareness of domestic violence. She explained that in ﬁscal year 2012, Oceana and Dam Neck had 346 allegations of domestic abuse. “While that sounds like a high number, I think part of that is, the commands have been great about connecting families with support services,” said Fox. “More families are learning about the support that’s out there.” “I’ve been doing this professionally for 11 years, with the military speciﬁcally, and this is the most involved I’ve ever seen the base CO and XO with Domestic Violence Awareness Month,” said Flahardy. “They’re very supportive of us and that’s very meaningful to me.”
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Continued from front HRT’s new MAX Route 965 will offer a route from Patrick Henry Mall in Newport News to NAVSTA Norfolk, with a stop at Peninsula Town Center. The ﬁrst pickup is at 5:30 a.m., and is scheduled to arrive at the NAVSTA Norfolk Gate 4 by 6:09 a.m.; the last bus is scheduled to arrive at the mall at 5:42 p.m., according to HRT route data. This service will not operate on Saturday
and Sunday. For those who live in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, MAX routes 918, 919, or 922 are available. (See www.gohrt.com/route/virginiabeach/ for speciﬁc details.) MAX routes are equipped with free WiFi access, so you can use your travel time into work to surf the web, check and send emails, or update your Facebook/Twitter status. “It ﬁts right into your normal time – you don’t have to get up any earlier
– you just have to be at the speciﬁc locations to meet the bus,” he said, however, it is advised to drive on days when you have appointments or multiple places to be on a given day. TIP may be a good solution for those who are looking for a stressfree way to enjoy their commute into work. “This [program] relieves the stress of driving through the trafﬁc in the morning and it allows people to relax so that they aren’t as stressed when
the get to work,” explained Pitman. “It helps to save on gas and vehicle maintenance, so it’s a great program that will assist with the morning commute – taking more cars off the road and reducing air pollution.” The debit card program is both convenient and cost-saving for the government, service members and DoD civilians. “As high as gas is right now – almost $4 a gallon – it’s a great way to save on gas, which will help the
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USS ROOSEVELT DOOR TEAM NEARS 100 PERCENT COMPLETION By MCSN Eric Norcross USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs
MC1 Lolita Lewis Lt. Hayley Sims and Lt. Brandon Sims attend their daughter Grace Caroline’s baptism aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48), Oct. 13. Lt. John E. Kelly, Staff Chaplain at Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex Chapel performed the baptism – his ﬁrst aboard Ashland – as well as on the Navy’s birthday.
Baptism held aboard USS Ashland on Navy’s birthday ■ tradition As a time honored tradition, once a child is baptized in the ship’s bell, the child’s name is engraved inside the bell – forever making them part of the ship’s history.
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This year, Oct. 13 not only marked the Navy’s 237th birthday, but also signiﬁed a spiritual milestone in a young girl’s life. Just shy her ﬁrst birthday, Grace Caroline Sims, daughter of Lt. Hayley Sims and Lt. Brandon Sims, was baptized aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48). Brandon currently serves as Ashland’s operations and combat systems ofﬁcer and Hayley serves as the deputy public affairs ofﬁcer at Chief of Naval Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. A baptism aboard Navy ships is a longstanding tradition that began on foreign port visits and for children who were born at sea. “Naval Service is distinct from professions in the civilian world,” Brandon said. “Traditions like baptism in the ship’s bell highlight how much a naval ofﬁcer’s profes-
sional life is intertwined with personal life. I am proud to see my daughter be a part of our Navy’s heritage.” “The Navy is such a big part of our lives, so to be able to tie it into this spiritual milestone for our daughter is very special for our whole family,” Hayley said. Lt. John E. Kelly, Staff Chaplain at Naval Air Station Oceana Dam Neck Annex Chapel performed the baptism. During Kelly’s 25 years as a priest, he has conducted 300 baptisms – it wasn’t until Grace that he performed one not only on the Ashland for the ﬁrst time, but on the Navy’s birthday as well.
The non-watertight door team aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (TR) (CVN 71) is nearing 100 percent completion of the reinstallation of the ship’s 1,562 non-tight doors, which the team has been working to achieve since March 2010. Aviation Electronics Technician 1st Class (AW) Eric Petrone, Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class (AW) Malachi Bassett, Aviation Electronics Technician 3rd Class (AW/SW) Mathew Walker and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class (AW) Adam Johnson have all been a part of the team from the start, and each have had a hand in the removal, restoring and installing of the ship’s doors. “We are in charge of completing all the non-tight doors on the ship,” explained Petrone, the non-tight door team’s leading petty ofﬁcer. “We take a door off and send it over to the ship’s Light Industrial Facility (LIFAC) and they repair it – strip it down, paint it, weld it – whatever needs to be done. That takes about two weeks. Then, we store it at the warehouse until we need to install it.” In January 2011, Petrone and his team began reinstalling doors aboard TR as refurbished spaces started coming back online. “Once people began requesting doors, we started installing them then,” he explained. “When we install a door, it typically takes anywhere from 15 minutes to two hours. At one point we were doing 20 doors a week. Now we’re down to three or four doors a week.” According to Petrone, there are 1,562 non-tight doors on the ship. Since the refurbishment process began, the non-tight door team has reinstalled over 95 percent of the overhauled doors. “In the beginning, we did so much in a short period of time that we now only have 66 doors left,” said Johnson. The temporary services and ventilation systems that may run through the door frames can sometimes prevent the proper alignment of latches and hinges. “This was probably our biggest challenge along the way,” said Petrone. “We can’t install a door until [the temporary systems] are gone, because everything has to line up.”
MCSN Eric Norcross Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class (AW) Adam Johnson installs a non-watertight door aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71).
You really don’t get the full perspective until you walk around the ship and look at all the nontight doors and realize ‘we did all this.’” - Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class (AW) Adam Johnson
In addition to obstructed door frames, other obstacles were encountered along the way. “The hinges with 25 years of corrosion were difﬁcult to take off nicely, so we have to give them some motivation with our ‘master keys’ – also known as
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a hammer and impact driver,” said Johnson. “Over time we’ve perfected our methods and it has gotten easier.” After over two and a half years of taking down doors and putting them back up, and with project completion in sight, Johnson said he has developed an appreciation for his team’s accomplishment. “It’s crazy. You really don’t get the full perspective until you walk around the ship and look at all the non-tight doors and realize ‘we did all this,’” he said. “Every door that you see, and every door that you walk through every day, is a door we’ve worked on.” TR is in its last year of Refueling Complex Overhaul at Newport News Shipbuilding. Thanks to efforts of the non-tight door team, TR is moving closer to rejoining the ﬂeet. “These guys are awesome,” praised Petrone. “They work really hard and I’m proud of them.”
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Infection Prevention Week in good hands at NMCP ■ NMCP ﬂu shots The Immunization Clinic at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) will offer special Saturday and extended hours ﬂu vaccine clinic to accommodate those who are unable to get their ﬂu shot during regular weekday hours.
NMCP urges proper handwashing to prevent infection By Deborah R. Kallgren NMCP Public Affairs
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s (NMCP) Infection Control department took Oct. 14 through 20 seriously – it was International Infection Prevention Week. “It’s important for us to draw attention to the importance of proper handwashing, especially in a clinical setting,” said Shirley Davis, infection preventionist at NMCP. Handwashing is the single most important method to reduce the spread of infection. Healthcare workers wash their hands often to reduce the number of transient bacteria that can potentially transfer from one patient to another. Proper handwashing is also important for people who do not work in healthcare ﬁelds. While most people intuitively recognize they should wash their hands after using the toilet and before preparing food and eating, they are unaware of what’s on their hands that they cannot see. Infection Control set up a special light box in the NMCP passageway on Oct. 17. The light detects germs and the demonstration quickly illustrated how seemingly clean hands can carry lots of germs. Individuals placed
The clinic, located on the second ﬂoor of Bldg. 2 in the main hospital, will offer annual inﬂuenza vaccine to TRICARE beneﬁciaries on Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Immunization Clinic will be open 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 31, in conjunction with the annual Harvest Fest, which begins at 6 p.m.
MC2 (SW) Anna Arndt Lt. Cmdr. Sandra Myers, Infection Prevention and Control department, shows staff members at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth all the germs that are left on their hands after washing and instructs them on how to properly wash to get their hands completely clean.
Washing your hands is such an easy way to eliminate germs and prevent infection.” - Donna Sandifer their hands into a darkened box. A purple glow was not a good sign. If the person’s hands turned purple under the special light, that meant they were carrying lots of germs. “People forget that they can pick up germs that cause
infection all day long: from a computer keyboard, doorknobs, elevator buttons, shaking hands ... this is how germs get transferred from person to person and infection spreads,” said Karen McAdoo, patient safety specialist.
After each person tested their hands in the light box, they were given tips on proper handwashing technique, as well as a “hands on” demonstration with a dollop of hand sanitizer. Lt. Sandra Myers of the Infection Prevention and Control department provided the reminders. “When using soap and water, wet your hands ﬁrst with water, apply soap and vigorously rub hands together for at least 15 seconds, covering all surfaces of the hands and ﬁngers. Rinse hands with water, dry thoroughly with a disposable towel and then
use the towel to turn off the faucet. “When using hand sanitizer, apply about a ‘quarter’ size of the product to the palm of one hand and rub your hands together, covering all surfaces of hands and ﬁngers until hands are dry,” said Myers. “Washing your hands is such an easy way to eliminate germs and prevent infection,” said Donna Sandifer, infection preventionist. “We want people to stay well, especially since fall signals a return to cold and ﬂu season.” Infection Prevention is an ongoing goal throughout the
Traditional injectable ﬂu shots, as will as FluMist, will be available. Additional Saturday ﬂu vaccine clinics have been scheduled and more may be added as demand warrants.
medical center. The popular “Wash In – Wash Out” campaign uses a lighthearted message to convey the serious topic of hand hygiene. Even Rear Adm. Elaine C. Wagner, Commander, NMCP posed for the campaign’s poster, which shows the admiral using hand sanitizer near a patient’s room. The message: “Infection Control Starts at the Top.” “We have a duty to protect our patients,” said McAdoo. “The hospital is a center of healing.” Davis added, “We’re dedicated to do all we can to help our patients get well.”
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Representing USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Culinary Specialist 3rd Class Chadd Smith (middle) stirs summer squash chowder as Culinary Specialist 1st Class Christopher William (right) pours chowder at the inaugural Chowder Cup Challenge held at Naval Station Norfolk’s 2nd annual Fleet Fest, Oct. 20.
By Katisha Draughn-Fraguada NSA Hampton Roads Public Affairs
More than 75 people participated in the annual Fleet Week Golf Tournament, held this year at Sewell’s Point Golf Course, Oct. 17. The event was hosted by Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. “The golf outing allowed Sailors to celebrate the Navy’s birthday, interact with the community and support NMCRS all at the same time,” said Kathy Nelson, NMCRS Director, Norfolk Ofﬁce. NMCRS is a private non-proﬁt charitable organization that operates nearly 250 ofﬁces ashore and aﬂoat at Navy and Marine Corps bases throughout the world. The local Norfolk NMCRS ofﬁce is located inside the Fleet and Family Support Center and has hosted the beneﬁt golf tournament for the last several years. The tournament was open to active duty members, retirees and the general public. “There are many in our community who are still unaware of all that NMCRS is doing to support Sailors and Marines and their families,” she said. “Anytime we can be involved in an event that raises awareness, it’s a very good thing.” The golf tournament was deﬁnitely a good thing for all who participated in the day’s event. “I am a big supporter of the society and the beneﬁt that it has had for our Sailors,” said Force Master Chief Kirk Saunders, Submarine Force Atlantic, who played in the tournament with a few military members from his command. “I wanted to participate to show my support and also enjoy the day by playing some golf.” Legalman Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer Dave Leafer (ret.) also wanted to support NMCRS and play because the society helped him when he was a young Sailor. “They helped me when my house caught on ﬁre in 1983 when I was stationed near the Indian Ocean,” he said. “I have been a fan of the society for more than 30 years, and I will attend and show my appreciation at any event that they host.” NMCRS provides need based ﬁnancial assistance to eligible recipients in the form of interest-free loans and grants and scholarships, and interest-free loans for education. The society also offers ﬁnancial counseling, Budget for Baby workshops and visiting nurse services. “I can’t overemphasize how important the awareness of NMCRS programs is – it’s probably the most important beneﬁt of the tournament,” said Nelson. “With more than $8.1 million in emergency ﬁnancial assistance in Hampton Roads last year, the proceeds of the tournament are also important. Those funds are made immediately available to help those in ﬁnancial need.” The golf tournament attracted teams from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), USS Vella Gulf (CG 72), USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), VAW-125 “Tigertails,” Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads (NSA HR), 1st Naval Construction Division and the Fleet and Family Support Center. “It is always a good opportunity to support NMCRS because they do so many great things for our service members,” said Capt. Jake Johansson, Commanding Ofﬁcer, NSA HR. “And it was deﬁnitely a good day to play some golf!”
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Commands compete for best chowder at 2nd annual Fleet Fest By MC3 (SW/AW) Molly A. Greendeer Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
Naval Station (NAVSTA) Norfolk kicked-off its inaugural Chowder Cup Challenge in celebration of the 2nd annual Fleet Fest, Oct. 20. The Chowder Cup Challenge is a cooking competition for the best chowder cooked by various commands from NAVSTA Norfolk. “This is a great opportunity for us to open the gates to the Hampton Roads community to see the world’s largest and most operational naval station,” said Capt. David A. Culler, Jr. Commanding Ofﬁcer, NAVSTA Norfolk. “It is also a great opportunity to get together with
the crew and their families, and for the commands to show what they can do for the Chowder Cup Challenge.” Thirteen commands from NAVSTA Norfolk participated in hopes of winning the ﬁrst Chowder Cup Challenge. Sailors also dressed in costumes and decorated their booths while serving homemade chowders to hundreds of military members and their families. “I love clam chowder,” said Culler, noting that it is his favorite chowder. “Chowder is very popular, especially in the fall.” Ten judges blind-tasted 13 samples of chowder. “We’re not showing favorites at all,” said Air-Trafﬁc Controlman 1st Class Lier Maybeth. “We just judge based on the best
MCC Christina M. Shaw Command Master Chief Dominick Torchia (left) and Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Electronics) 1st Class Zachery Stone (center) of Navy Region MidAtlantic and Culinary Specialist 1st Class Gary Askins (right) of U.S. Fleet Forces Command prepare their chowder for the Chowder Cup Challenge.
tasting chowder.” Participants from the Chowder Cup Challenge were happy to reveal their winning chowder ingredients, such as summer squash, seafood, and Cajun spiced alligator and frog legs. In the end, it was the adobospiced smoked chicken that won Naval Supply Systems Command (NAVSUP) the best tasting chowder of the competition. In addition to the ﬁrst prize win, NAVSUP also won the most original award at the Chowder Cup Challenge. Although NAVSUP is proud of
their awards, the team still credits other military participants for the overall team effort. “We almost did not ﬁnish because our burners were not working,” said Chief Yeoman Rosilyn Gray. Our neighbors let us use their burners.” The best tasting chowder awards also went to second place winner USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55), and third place to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic. Other Chowder Cup Challenge awards included best showmanship won by USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77).
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■ winners 1st Flight Winner (Norfolk Admirals and Norfolk Tides): Joe Gregory Charlie Colon John Muszkewycz Ian Locke 1st Flight 2nd place (COMNAVAIRLANT): Lt. Col. Paul Pratt, USMC Sam Solomon Jeff Warner Steve Wentworth 2nd Flight Winner USS Vella Gulf (CG 72): CMDCM (SW/AW) Shay Langejans GSMC Jon Langejans (ret.) FCCM (SW) Sean Mulrooney STGC (SW) Tim Sayles 2nd Flight 2nd place (“Bogeys 2 Birdies”; Branch Medical Clinic Oceana, Northrop Grumman and Technical Systems Integration): Cmdr. Nick Ross (ret.) ATC John Hollis (ret.) ABH2 Zachary Briggs Steve Kennedy
Katisha Draughn-Fraguada Chuck Walch strikes the ball during the Fleet Week Golf Tournament, Oct. 17.
The Navy, local businesses and civic organizations came together to celebrate and honor the proud history and heritage of the Navy during the annual Hampton Roads Navy Birthday Ball, held at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Downtown Norfolk, Oct. 13. A sold-out crowd of 900 attendees, which included active duty, retirees, DoD civilians and their guests, arrived in celebration of the Navy’s 237th birthday. The evening was coordinated and hosted by Flagship, Inc., publisher of the Navy’s ofﬁcial Mid-Atlantic Region newspaper. All Navy ranks were well-represented, with the highest number of ﬂag and general ofﬁcers in attendance from previous years. Force Master Chief James Williams, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the event, and welcomed distinguished guests and the many sponsors and community leaders whose support made the night possible. “Tonight, we acknowledge and celebrate the United States Navy’s history, customs and traditions that have been passed down over 237 years to those serving today,” he said. “We celebrate our naval forces that have evolved from six frigates to the most dominant and inﬂuential naval force in the world.” Before dinner was served, colors were presented by the Naval Station Norfolk Color Guard, and Regional Chaplain Capt. Bruce Boyle provided the invocation. Williams paid homage to the service members who were unable to be in at-
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tendance with the recognition of the POW/MIA table that was placed prominently for all to see. “Let it be a reminder of the faith they conﬁded in us, let us not forget our obligations and join me in a moment of silence for our missing and departed shipmates,” he said. The keynote speaker for the evening was Adm. William E. “Bill” Gortney, Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, who reminded guests to remember that the U.S. Navy took on and prevailed against the world’s strongest ﬂeet and proved to be a force of innovation, technology, esprit de corps and expert seamanship. “Our Navy kept the sea lanes and America free during the War of 1812, and we continue to perform this vital mission today,” he said. “Throughout our 237-year history, we have been, and continue to be, a ﬁghting force comprised of highly trained and motivated Sailors and
civilians with diverse backgrounds, and our diversity makes us even stronger.” He continued. “Tonight we salute those Sailors and Marines who fought gallantly in our nation’s past conﬂicts that have shaped our nation,” he said. “We honor all who have served in peace and war over the centuries of our history, and we salute all those who are defending freedom around the globe today.” The ofﬁcial ceremonies concluded with a series of toasts raised in honor of the commander-in-chief, comrades-in-arms, guests whom are held in high esteem, and to a proud naval heritage; the youngest and oldest Sailors in attendance participated in a cake-cutting presentation; and a performance by the U.S. Fleet Forces Band “Four Star Edition” concluded the evening with dance music until the Midnight hour.
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‘FLEXGEN’ HYBRID POWER SYSTEMS TO REDUCE FUEL USE/RISK, CUT COST By David Todd The Flagship Managing Editor
Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs Sharon E. Burke and Rear Adm. Mark Handley, Commander, 1st Naval Construction Division, toured a manufacturing site that is using technology to combine existing diesel generators with advanced energy storage (Lithium-ion batteries), thus minimizing fuel consumption, cutting cost and mitigating risk for the service members in theater, Oct. 15. “We are here to see a small veteran-owned business that is making important innovations for warﬁghters who are deployed today in the ﬁeld,” said Burke. “This means lowering the risk of giving the capability to warﬁghters – right now today – but it also means jobs here in Chesapeake.” Handley echoed Burke’s thoughts. “It is the hard work of the people in small businesses, and speciﬁcally this company, that’s looking to take technology and make it applicable for folks on the battleﬁeld,” he said. “For those Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and the Airmen that are out there in Afghanistan, it’s making a huge difference. We have talked about the last tactical mile of getting fuel to a remote forward operating bases. We’ve got a number of engineers that are building forward operating bases for our operators in the SEAL community and special warfare community, and for all of the troops on the ground. It’s this type of technology that we are looking to ﬁeld quickly in order to make a difference in that last tactical mile.” In June of 2010, President Obama established Burke’s position at the Pentagon in an effort to create ways to reduce the Armed Forces reliance on fuel in theater, which will directly improve warﬁghting capabilities, allowing our troops to be more agile and ﬂexible. The FlexGen hybrid power systems, developed and engineered by Earl Energy in Portsmouth and assembled by Miller Integrated Power & Controls in Chesapeake, are helping the military meet those goals by minimizing fuel consumption. The company’s tests have shown that these systems, on average, reduce fuel use between 60 - 70 percent, and offer a payback period of
between 3 - 11 months. “Essential inside the FlexGen is Lithium-ion batteries. So, we are storing up energy from the generator, and when the batteries are fully charged, we shut the generator off and run the load with FlexGen,” said Keith Hubble, MilCOTS Program manager for Miller Integrated Power & Controls. “These units are converting DC batteries into three-phase AC voltages.” Hubble explained that the FlexGen systems will help the military to effectively use the energy that is produced by the diesel generators, allowing the generators to perform optimally, thus reducing the need for costly maintenance. Without a hybrid power system, generators produce power regardless of the power demanded, thus wasting energy. When the battery is low, the generator kicks back in to power loads and recharges the battery, thus optimizing generator efﬁciency. “That generator is 60 kilowatts, but you might only have a few guys with laptops, and they’re only drawing maybe 5 kilowatts, so you have all that capacity of the generator being wasted,” he said, noting that the systems are also integrated with Solar Thin Film, which helps to lessen the load of the generator. “A generator, when it runs on a partial load, the fuel efﬁciency is horrible. What we do by charging up the batteries, we take that generators output and load it up – almost to the capacity of the generator – so it moves up the fuel efﬁciency.” In Afghanistan alone, the military uses approximately 50 million gallons of fuel every month. By reducing the military’s consumption of fuel, some of the risk involved in transportation of the fuel is abated. “It takes a lot of fuel to run a military operation and people have to move that fuel to the locations,” Burke explained. “It puts people at risk, it also puts the people in these forward operating bases at risk – they need to be able to operate all the time. If we can take some of the demand out, if we can take some of the fuel out of the equation, it gives them better capability. ” In September, Earl Energy delivered its 60 kilowatt FlexGen system to Special Operations Command (SOCOM) in support of Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force (CJSOTF) for use in remote locations in Afghanistan. The
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investment for the systems is about $1.75 million, according to the Pentagon. In the budget sent to Congress earlier this year, the Department of Defense (DoD) has planned for $1.6 billion in operational energy investments, 90 percent of which will go toward better energy performance and efﬁciency for combat equipment, including winglets for aircraft, hybrid-electric drives and stern ﬂaps for ships, improved transmissions and lightweight components for combat vehicles, and improved generators and better insulation for tents and shelters at combat outposts.
David Todd Doug Moorehead (left), Chief Operating Ofﬁcer of Earl Energy, shows the FlexGen hybrid power system to Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs Sharon E. Burke (right) during a manufacturing site tour, Oct. 15.
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Tortuga Sailors visit kids in need in Subic Bay
By MC3 Chelsea Mandello Amphibious Squadron 11 Public Affairs
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Sailors from amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga visited children at the Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Children’s Recovery Unit (CRU) in Subic Bay during a community service volunteer opportunity, Oct. 19. During the visit, Sailors and Marines spent several hours touring the facility, playing outdoor games and
enjoyed snacks with the 17 children from the CRU and their caregivers. “This is an absolutely great experience for Sailors and Marines to have,” said 1st Lt. Josh Willemsen, logistics ofﬁcer for the Combat Logistics Battalion 31. “Many of these wonderful kids were special needs or had physical disabilities, but just being with them and playing for a few hours was so rewarding that I wish we could do it in more ports.” Helping Hands, Healing Hearts is a non-proﬁt organization that began
in 2005 by Claire Henderson in a mission to provide medicine and medical treatment to destitute children that would otherwise not survive. “I started a ministry for sick children because watching these small kids die from illnesses that I knew were treatable broke my heart,” said Henderson. “Initially it was just me going to the hospital, sitting with the kids and giving out free medicine, but then others started to volunteer and it grew from there.”
Helping Hands, Healing Hearts CRU currently has 17 recovering children being taken care of by a full-time team of doctors, nurses, social workers, caregivers and anyone willing to volunteer, such as Sailors and Marines. “This facility is a blessing for the children,” said Laura Martinez, social worker for Helping Hands. “Some of the parents are jobless or homeless, so after the children have been hospitalized for whatever reason, it is imperative that they are
MC3 Chelsea Mandello Sailors and Marines pose for a photo with children and staff during a community relations project between the USS Tortuga (LSD 46) and Helping Hands, Healing Hearts facility.
able to come here to continue their treatment and to recover to their full strength.” Since the organization began, several hundred children have returned home both healthy and strong.
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Divers search WWII wreckage Navy divers, assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2, Company 4, and the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, stand with the American ﬂag and the POW/ MIA ﬂag on the wreckage of a B-17 bomber that was shot down and sank during World War II. The team is deployed alongside JPAC aboard the USNS Grapple (T-ARS 53) as part of a 30-day underwater recovery mission for an unaccountedfor service member who went missing during the crash.
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MC2 Thomas L. Rosprim Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens gives his coin to the Sailor of the Year for the Naval Base Rota Hospital during a ﬂeet engagement visit at Naval Station Rota, Spain.
MCPON 13 TAKES FIRST TRIP, VISITS SAILORS, MARINES IN SPAIN By MC2 Thomas L. Rosprim Ofﬁce of the Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer of the Navy
Constitution gets underway, celebrates 215 years By MCSN Michael Achterling
USS Constitution sails in Boston Harbor during the ship’s 215th launching day anniversary turnaround cruise.
USS Constitution Public Affairs
USS Constitution and her crew headed underway from the ship’s berth in Charlestown, Mass., Oct. 19, in commemoration of the ship’s launching day 215 years ago. This was the last of this year’s ﬁve scheduled underway demonstrations for Constitution, during which the ship celebrated the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. “This has been quite a year for both the ship and the crew, and to be underway is the perfect way to celebrate her 215th birthday,” said Cmdr. Matthew Bonner, Constitution’s 72nd Commanding Ofﬁcer. “The fact she can still go to sea and occasionally sail is a testament not only to her design, but also the dedication and skill of the people who maintain this beautiful ship.” Constitution started boarding guests at 8 a.m., many of them family and friends of current crew members. Shortly after 10 a.m. with more than 349 guests in attendance, she departed her pier. At 11 a.m., Constitution performed a 21-gun salute near Fort Independence on Castle Island. Fort Independence is a state park that served as a defense
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Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship aﬂoat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year.
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Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer of the Navy (MCPON) (AW/NAC) Mike D. Stevens completed his ﬁrst MCPON ﬂeet engagement visit with Sailors and Marines stationed at Naval Base Rota, Spain, Oct. 17. The trip was not the ﬁrst time MCPON set foot on the grounds of the coastal Spanish base. “I started my career here,” Stevens said to Sailors at the base air operations center. “I spent good years here from 1983 to 1987, and I enjoyed my time so much that the Navy had to make me leave.” MCPON’s stay included: ofﬁce calls with base leadership, a brief about the future addition of Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) in Rota, an allhands call with Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Jonathan Greenert, a tour of base facilities, a meeting with area spouses, interviews with Armed Forces Network (AFN), a meeting and dinner with the Spanish MCPON and interaction with Sailors and Marines. During the all hands call, MCPON spoke about his ﬁrst few weeks in his new position, reﬂecting on the comprehensive consideration given to how programs and policies will impact Sailors.
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■ new to Rota Sailors and their families stationed in Rota are currently planning for the arrival of four destroyers which will be homeported there as FDNF. The move will bring nearly 3,000 new Sailors and family members to the base, raising the population from 7,000 to 10,000.
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Married to the Military
NO BOO HOO, JUST BOO!
Halloween with a loved one gone By Bianca Martinez Military Spouse Contributor
NO... NO... NO... NO... PERFECT. New Year’s resolution changes ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Wonder Mom’ By Katrin Albritton Military Spouse Contributor
Halloween is easily my favorite holiday of the year. It’s the one day you can be whatever you want. This year, I want to be Wonder Woman! There’s just one little ﬂaw in my plan: Every costume I’ve found for sale has been imported from another country. Why does this matter? Let’s rehash, shall we? In December 2011, I decided that my New Year’s resolution for 2012 would be to only purchase items, such as clothes, household goods and gifts that are made right here, in the good ol’ US of A. I had a few minor setbacks, like when my printer demanded more ink, but I’ve done pretty well overall. One thing that always makes everything harder is that my hus-
band and I are currently stationed apart. While I’m whiling away the days in San Diego, he’s trudging through a yard period aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) in Washington state. Being away from each other is one of the hazards of the job, but working my way through this crazy resolution without his constant “you can do it, baby” is at times enough to make me want to throw in the towel on this. A simple, “No, you’re not crazy” can go a long way with a girl! To show myself that this isn’t a lost cause, a couple months ago I took on a special project – namely, my husband’s birthday. My tradition is to give him presents that follow a new theme each year. This year, I had no idea what the theme was. After all, it had to be something he would like and it would have to be made in America. Not an easy task, as you can well imagine. Fortunately, I found a way to do both. I found a website for a company that produces Washington-based products (meaning coffee) made in Washington! At least one of those
is his favorite things! And, no offense to anyone from “The Evergreen State,” it isn’t Washington. The gift basket included coffee, a mix for scones and pancakes, and even a mug designed to help warm his hands. After all these years I know that being away from family on your birthday isn’t ideal, but I tried my best to make sure his birthday wasn’t a total loss! And I kept to my resolution ... bonus! I’m starting to think, though, that getting him a gift for his birthday is going to be a piece of cake compared to suiting up for Halloween. I did try looking in the local party store ﬁrst. I was surprised at the number of items I found that were made in the USA. We’re talking stickers, face tattoos, a cup showing my favorite college team (University of Florida, in case you were wondering), and team pennants. But the costumes I found were all imported. I asked the nice young lady behind the counter about it, but I got the same vacant stare I’ve been getting all year. The one that says, “Lady, are you crazy?” (And this is where my
husband’s “No, you’re not crazy” would come in really handy.) Once again, I took to the Internet. There are loads of do-ityourself sites, and I’m not entirely without skill. However, I think I may have, once again, bitten off more than I can chew. I saw some of the patterns and “after” pictures for Wonder Woman costumes. Let me just say, they aren’t as cute as I thought. Feel free to look for yourself. It’s one thing to be super proud of making your own super hero costume, but I refuse to look like that kid who makes his/her own super hero costume while living in their mother’s attic. OK, resolution, you win this round. Instead, I’m going to be going as a different kind of “wonder woman” this year. I’m going to be a “mom.” A mom who has two teenage boys (otherwise known as my evil nemeses), and a job as a chief petty ofﬁcer (otherwise known as my secret identity) and my ability to do it all until my husband returns (my super power)! And, best of all, I don’t have to buy a thing.
DIY Halloween costumes that won’t spook your budget Brandpoint
As the leaves turn, children of all ages begin their quest for this year’s “it” Halloween costume. If you’re like most parents, this typically requires thinking ahead and spending an average of $26.52 for each costume, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2011 Halloween Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey. The same study says seven out of 10 Americans planned to celebrate Halloween, and $1 billion was spent on children’s costumes alone. With many families continuing to feel the economic pinch, an average of 18.9 percent of consumers will make costumes instead of purchasing them this year. What to do if you’re not an expert sewer or crafter? Here are some DIY ideas from the experts. Milva Di Lorenzo, Fashion Design faculty for Miami International University of Art & Design suggests to “start by doing research online – if you’re even a little crafty, there are many unique, fun costumes you can create with little money and no sewing.” She recommends the following websites for inspiration: ■ spoonful.com/halloween ■ www.marthastewart.com
■ www.parenting.com/halloweencentral For more inspiration, look at the quick costume ideas below from our experts:
Robot Costume Needed: Gray sweat suit, one long aluminum dryer hose, two rectangular disposable foil pans, baseball cap, foil, colored markers and ribbon. 1. The foundation is a long-sleeve sweatshirt, or undershirt, and grey sweatpants. 2. Cut aluminum dryer hose in four parts. Place one on each leg over sweatpants for the legs. For arms, use ribbon attached to the hose with a stapler to connect the other two pieces across the child’s back. Put on like a coat, one arm at a time. 3. Attach the two disposable foil pans with ribbons close to the corners, making sure there’s enough space so it can go over the child’s head like a sandwich sign. 4. Have your child use markers to create “robot” buttons and knobs on the foil pans. 5. Wrap a baseball cap with foil and use as the robot’s hat.
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Butterﬂy Costume Needed: Long-sleeve T-shirt and leggings in pink or any favorite color; poster or foam board in matching color; ribbon; tissue paper in coordinating colors; assorted embellishments, such as beads, glitter pens, rhinestones and hair band; pipe cleaners; and a hot glue gun or other adhesive. 1. The foundation is the T-shirt and leggings. 2. Draw (ﬁnd an easy stencil online or free-hand it) large wing shapes on poster or foam board and cut them out. 3. Involve your child in decorating the wings. Make sure you plan the design before you start gluing. 4. Use ribbon to tie the wings together and to create backpack-style straps to hold them on the child’s shoulders. 5. Use additional poster board to create a belt to go around your child’s waist. Cut tissue paper in triangles and staple to the belt, overlapping at the top and with pointed ends down, to create a skirt. Decorate the head band and attach the pipe cleaners. With a little imagination and patience, you can create unique Halloween costumes with your child and have fun, too! Finally, remember to take plenty of pictures!
■ where to wear your costume The Flagship has compiled a list of events in and around Hampton Roads for you and the family! Check out “On Liberty” for the events, plus Halloween health and safety tips.
online Milva Di Lorenzo, Fashion Design faculty for Miami International University of Art & Design recommends the following websites to get you started with your own DIY costume: ■ spoonful.com/ halloween ■ www. marthastewart. com ■ www.parenting. com/halloweencentral
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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! I may even love it more than Christmas! Gasp! 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 Lloyd the green ninja from Ninjago and Mavis from Hotel Transylvania! 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 11 years of our marriage, my husband was home for one Easter. That seems to have shifted to Halloween now. This will be the fourth 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 to shutterﬂy.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!
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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Master Chief Petty Ofﬁcer of the Navy (MCPON) Michael D. Stevens receives a capabilities brief from Marines at Marine Fast Company Europe during a ﬂeet engagement visit at Naval Station Rota, Spain.
300 children home healthy Continued from B1
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MCPON | ‘Your concerns are my concerns.’ Continued from B1 “It wasn’t long ago I stood in your shoes,” said Stevens. “As a junior Sailor, I sometimes believed Sailors were an afterthought in a lot of high-level decisions, but I have learned that the truth of the matter is you are the ﬁrst thought each and every time.” Sailors and their families stationed in Rota are currently planning for the arrival of four destroyers which will be homeported there as FDNF. The move will bring nearly 3,000 new Sailors and family members to the base, raising the population from 7,000 to 10,000. The main focus of MCPON’s visit was to talk to Sailors and Marines, as well as give them a chance to ask questions and discuss potential issues service members and families may have.
CONSTITUTION Continued from B1 post for Boston Harbor at one time. “It’s breathtaking, all the history that is here,” said Roebie Shirley, guest from Tecumseh, Okla. “Just to be aboard to touch a piece of living history that has meant so much to so many people was indescribable. I went to all the decks and saw everything. Unbelievable.” At Noon, Bonner announced Constitution’s 2012 Berenson and Leadership Award winners. The Berenson Award winner went to the Sailor who consistently gave the best tours of Constitution. The Leadership Award went to the Sailor who demonstrated the best leadership qualities. Both awards were
“I can tell you that you are going to see a lot more buzz around the base,” said Stevens to a group of Navy spouses. “What comes to your mind right away as potential problems? Your concerns are my concerns and that is why I am here.” He also spoke about his goals as MCPON. “I want to focus on three things because I believe in being excellent at a few things rather than being mediocre at many,” said Stevens to Sailors at NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Rota. “I want you to work hard every day, stay out of trouble, and be a good and decent person. If you can do those three things, then everything else will fall in order.” Fleet engagements are intended to provide senior leadership with a frontline assessment of Sailors and what they are doing in the ﬂeet.
“We have sent home about 300 healthy children,” said Henderson. “We are so thankful for all of the support we receive from individuals, churches and sponsors from Northern Ireland, America, Germany and several others.” Helping Hands, Healing Hearts has recently opened a second recovery unit in Baguio City, Republic of the Philippines. Tortuga is part of the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and recently participated in Amphibious Landing Exercise (PHIBLEX) with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). PHIBLEX is an annual bilateral exercise held in conduction with the AFP and is designed to improve interoperability, increase readiness and develop professional and personal relationships between U.S. and Philippine forces.
| Tour leading Sailors given awards ■ ship history Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors per year. She defended the sea lanes against threat from 1797 to 1855.
determined by vote of their peers. “I felt so privileged to be given an award on the ship’s birthday in front of all my family and friends,” said Seaman Stephen Beck, Constitution’s 2012 Berenson Award winner. “History has always been a huge interest for me, and to be able to educate the public about our ship and Naval heritage is an amaz-
ing feeling.” The ship also ﬁred an additional 17 shots at 12:15 p.m. as she passed the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the former site of the Edmund Hartt shipyard where Constitution was built. Each round of this salute honored the 16 states that comprised America when Constitution launched in 1797 and one in honor of the ship. The ship returned pier-side at 1 p.m. In 1797, it took three attempts before successfully launching Constitution on Oct. 21. The ﬁrst failed attempt happened on Sept. 20, and the second two days later. She kept getting stuck in the mud due to her heavy weight and lack of incline on the building ways.
Courtesy of Ingalls Shipbuilding Ship’s Sponsor Lynne Pace smashes a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the multi-purpose amphibious assault ship PreCommissioning Unit (PCU) America (LHA 6).
U.S. Navy christens future USS America By Ens. Darius A. Radzius Navy Ofﬁce of Information
The newest amphibious assault ship America (LHA 6) was christened at a ceremony in Pascagoula, Miss., Oct. 20. “When America joins the ﬂeet, we’ll be stronger, more ﬂexible and a better Marine Corps team. We need this ship,” said Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson during the ceremony. The 844-foot ship will be a ﬂexible, multi-mission platform necessary to quickly respond to incidents worldwide and provide forward presence and project power as part of joint, interagency and multinational maritime expeditionary forces. America also marks the ﬁrst of the Navy’s newest class of amphibious assault ships replacing the Tawara-class. It is considered to be the next generation “big-deck” amphibious ship. The new ship will be more capable to support current and future aircraft, such as the tilt-rotor MV-22 Osprey and Joint Strike Fighter. “It’s kind of like a miniaircraft carrier,” said Lynne Pace, the ship’s sponsor prior to breaking a bottle of champagne over the bow.
As an amphibious ship, its mission will include embarking, transporting, controlling, inserting, sustaining and extracting elements of a Marine air-ground task force, and support forces by helicopters and tilt-rotor aircraft. “To the crew, you are charged with a very special responsibility between now and the commissioning of this ship. You will set the standard of excellence. You will set the personality,” Ferguson told the ship’s crew. This is the fourth ship in Navy history to be named America. The ﬁrst was a 74-gun ship-of-the-line that was used by the Continental Navy that was then presented to the king of France as a gift in appreciation for his country’s support to the new nation. The preceding America was a Kitty-Hawk-class aircraft carrier that played key roles between the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. laid the keel in July 2009 and plans to deliver the ship in 2013 after conducting a series of sea trials. The USS America will be homeported in San Diego. To view a recording of the ceremony visit, www. livestream.com/usnavy.
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Energize: ONR supports new energy partnership By David Smalley Ofﬁce of Naval Research
The Ofﬁce of Naval Research (ONR) remains committed to the development of alternative energy sources for the warﬁghter and is moving forward with a new research effort that involves partners ranging from naval warfare and engineering centers, to veterans and Wounded Warrior programs. The Energy Systems Technology and Evaluation Program (ESTEP) that has started in FY13 is bringing together key players during a ﬁve-year period to conduct real-world tests on advanced energy technologies at Navy and Marine Corps installations. “The lifeblood of innovation is new ideas, and you don’t get new ideas without collaboration across industry, academia and DoD,” said Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder. “The partnerships at work under this new program, and the alternative energy technologies we are exploring, are vital to our energy independence and to the training and education of our Sailor and Marine energy workforce.” Klunder addressed the Naval Energy Forum, Oct. 17, in Washington, D.C. In addition to evaluating and testing alternative
energy technologies, the ESTEP program looks to give Department of Navy (DoN) personnel training and education opportunities to become part of the future energy workforce. That effort includes partnerships with the new energy curriculum at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), and veterans and Wounded Warrior programs at San Diego State University. ESTEP includes participants from ONR; NPS; Naval Facilities Engineering Command; Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command; and Klunder emphasized partnerships with industry. The focus of the program will be primarily on innovative commercial energy technologies obtained from open-market sources, including small businesses. As part of its pragmatic approach, the ESTEP program will also look at the business side of energy technologies by analyzing the costs, savings and return on investment of different efforts. “ESTEP is a great opportunity to put alternative energy programs on Navy and Marine Corps bases and really understand how it’s going to work in the ﬁeld,” said Sharon Beermann-Curtin, an ONR program ofﬁcer. “We’re taking this new energy frontier into a realistic working environment.”
Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief of Naval Research (second from right) speaks during a valuing energy in acquisition panel discussion as part of the Naval Energy Forum 2012. The U.S. Navy has a 237-year heritage of defending freedom and projecting and protecting U.S. interests around the globe. Join the conversation on social media using #warﬁghting.
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The ONR effort ﬁts into the ambitious ﬁve energy targets announced by Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus at the Naval Energy Forum in 2009. Those steps include: the creation of a “green” strike group of ships powered by biofuels; producing at least half of the DoN’s shore-based energy
requirements from renewable sources; reducing petroleum use in the DoN’s commercial vehicle ﬂeet by 50 percent via hybrid fuel and electric vehicles; weighing lifetime energy costs of new contracts; and ensuring that by 2020, at least half of the Navy’s total energy consumption comes from alter-
native sources. ONR provides the science and technology necessary to maintain the Navy and Marine Corps’ technological advantage. Through its afﬁliates, ONR is a leader in science and technology with engagement in 50 states, 70 countries, 1,035 institutions of higher learning and 914
industry partners. ONR employs approximately 1,400 people, comprising uniformed, civilian and contract personnel, with additional employees at the Naval Research Lab in Washington, D.C. For more news from Ofﬁce of Naval Research, visit www.navy.mil/local/onr/.
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Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter addresses Sailors aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), Oct. 19. Carter is on a seven day trip to the Middle East meeting with leadership and counterparts in the region.
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DEPUTY DEFENSE SECRETARY VISITS USS EISENHOWER By MC1 Nathanael Miller USS Dwight D. Eisenhower Public Affairs
USS EISENHOWER, AT SEA
This ship symbolizes the great spirit of American military innovation and strength.” - Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter
The Deputy Secretary of Defense visited Nimitz-carrier aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) to thank Sailors for the role they are playing in support to regional partners as the ship operates in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, Oct. 19. Dr. Ashton Carter’s visit to the ship came as part of several stops he made throughout the region to regional partners to extend to them sentiments of U.S. commitment to stability and to thank them for their longstanding support to the United States. “You are doing remarkable things aboard this ship. You have been working incredibly hard for these last ﬁve months, at great sacriﬁce, for all of our security,” said Carter during an all hands call with ship and squadron personnel. “I know that you will be out here beyond the typical seven-month deployment, for an
extended nine months. So today, I wanted to come out and visit and thank you for all that you do for our country and our national defense.” During his visit, Carter toured the ship and recognized 28 Sailors with coins at the all hands call. He also ate a meal with Sailors, hearing from them about why they serve and what their brightest moments have been on deployment so far. The trip to the ship concluded with an airpower demonstration by aircraft of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7. Carter said that he observed a tremendous amount of pride from Ike Sailors. “This ship symbolizes the great spirit of American military innovation and strength,” said Carter. “It is a source of immense national pride.” Meeting Carter was a proud moment for Aviation Maintenance Administrationman 2nd Class (AW) Charles Hubbard of the Patriots of Electronic Attack Squadron 140. He said that Carter’s visit deeply motivated him as
Ike continues its deployment. “It’s an honor that he came all the way over from Washington, D.C. to touch base with us and talk to us about current events,” said Hubbard. “To come out and talk to your [Sailors] when you’re in such a high position, it means a lot.” As part of the air power demonstration, the aircraft of CVW 7 performed everything from high-speed maneuvers to formation ﬂying. Carter said he was impressed and understood clearly why the team is an integral piece in providing maritime security and stability in the region. “You are playing a part in history, right now. Every time you prepare a jet to take off. Every action you take to keep this ship moving forward. You are what matters most,” said Carter. “You extend that long line of naval service that has carried our nation through every decisive moment in our history. We are all made safer and more secure because of you. And the nation is forever grateful.”
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The Department of the Navy (DoN) will host the 3rd annual Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support Conference in San Diego, Oct. 29 - 30 The conference focuses on building employers’ capabilities for hiring returning service members with disabilities. The theme for this year’s conference, “Hiring our Nation’s Heros – Rise to the Challenge – Diversify Your Workforce!” builds upon the Navy’s ongoing effort to increase Wounded Warrior employability and employer capabilities to hire them. The DoN has hired 9,478 veterans, including 1,647 returning service members with 30 percent or higher disability ratings since last year’s conference. “I was successful in bringing onboard a Wounded Warrior with minimum delay in the hiring process,” said Human Resources Service Center, Southwest employer Teresa Salcedo. “The candidate was ready to begin work immediately after the interview process.” This year, more than 50 private sector businesses and federal government agencies, including the DoN, are slated to host booths and will be accepting resumes at the career fair. Support organizations like Navy Safe Harbor will also be at the career fair, ready to advise and assist Wounded Warriors and connect them to resources. “The pool of Wounded Warrior candidates referred to me for consideration had the right skill set that I was looking for,” said Salcedo. “The maturity, great sense of responsibility, ‘can do’ attitude, and of course, leadership, project management and organizational skills.” The conference is sponsored by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs and cohosted by Naval Sea Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. It is also supported by the DoN’s Ofﬁce of Civilian Human Resources, Navy Safe Harbor and the Defense Civilian Personnel Advisory Service. The Wounded Warrior Hiring and Support initiative, which was established in 2010 by the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, aims to coordinate Wounded Warrior employment efforts and ultimately increase Wounded Warrior employability by ensuring they have access to education, training and employment opportunities.
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Military works to prevent domestic violence By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service
The Defense Department and each of the services are drawing attention to the plight of domestic violence because of people like Amanda Tenorio, a victim advocate for Army Community Services at Joint Base Henderson Hall, Va. and a domestic violence survivor. Tenorio was a 28-year-old divorced mother of two when she started dating a man who quickly turned violent with her. In their year-and-a-half relationship, she said, she sustained regular beatings that caused 35 broken bones in her face, a broken hip, ankles and ribs, dislocated knees and brain injuries that put her into a coma. Tenorio and other domestic violence survivors are speaking out at installations as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a national designation in October to bring violence among couples out of the shadows of their homes and into the help of military family advocacy programs. “Educating the community is really important,” Tenorio said in a recent American Forces Press Service interview. “A lot of people know someone in that situation, but they don’t know how to handle it.” Kathy Robertson, the department’s Family Advocacy Program manager, said the programs, which are on all military installations and include more than 800 clinical social workers, are designed to help couples through problems before they turn violent, but also respond to emergencies that require healthcare, police and shelter interventions.
Educating the community is really important. A lot of people know someone in that situation, but they don’t know how to handle it.” - Victim advocate Amanda Tenorio
■ Family Advocacy Program Concern for the welfare of Navy families and the effects of family violence on military performance prompted the establishment of the Family Advocacy Program in 1976. Visit http://1.usa.gov/PMD6Kz for more information. “Our whole focus is on treatment and intervention and trying to help both the victim and the abuser,” she said. The services are focused on training all leaders, from platoon sergeants to installation commanders, to recognize problems and encourage help before violence occurs. Military leaders and domestic violence workers worry about increases in domestic violence during what is a volatile time for Americans, Robertson said. People in stressful situations, whether related to the economic recession, military downsizing, or dealing with the aftermath of combat are at greater risk for violence, she said. “War doesn’t necessarily make you more violent, but it does change you,” she said. “And we’re all very concerned about this ﬁnancial situation. When you lose your job and your mortgage has gone under and you’re just making ends meet, things can get out of hand.” Case workers are trained to help manage stressful situations before they boil over, Roberston said. They start with a safety assessment of the couple, then tailor inter-
vention to meet their needs, she said. Treatment may mean learning how to talk through problems, practicing taking a “time out” when angry, or swearing off alcohol, which makes some people more violent. “Everyone has rough times in a relationship. We want to help them get those communication skills to work with each other,” she said. If violence has occurred, it can be reported to a family advocacy ofﬁce either as a “restricted” report, which means the command and police will not be notiﬁed, or “unrestricted,” which means they will, Robertson said. A restricted report is kept conﬁdential except in cases in which an advocate determines a victim is in imminent danger. Robertson stresses that family advocacy programs are not involved in discipline and a report of domestic violence to a commander doesn’t necessarily mean a service member will be disciplined. “What the commander often does is take that service member out of the home for 72 hours just to keep [the victim] safe,” she said. An abuser who shows concerted effort to get better “goes a
long way” in a commander’s decision about discipline, she added. In ﬁscal 2011, military family advocacy social workers supported 14,237 people in response to domestic violence reports. Victim advocates worked with 18,055 during that time, Defense Department records show. The family advocacy program, Military OneSource and military family life counselors supported many more who sought help without a report being ﬁled, Robertson said. She also noted that half of all reported cases were from a female service member abused by a civilian man. Domestic violence cases involving a service member, or one of their family members, usually are handled in the civilian system if they happen off-base and military family advocates also coordinate for services in the civilian system, such as temporary shelter, which the military does not provide, Robertson said. Victim advocates are available 24/7 – many are personally familiar with domestic violence – and have worked with the civilian system, she said. Tenorio, an Army contractor whose case did not involve the military, uses herself as an example to break down stereotypes of domestic violence victims. “Everybody has an image of a poor, uneducated, drug abuser,” she said.
U.S. Army photo by Brittany Carlson Robin Harris (right), a volunteer coordinator with Bethany House in Northern Virginia, speaks with Amanda Tenorio from Fort Meyer, Va., who is a victim advocate and a domestic violence survivor, at her informational booth during Fort Belvoir’s resource symposium on domestic violence prevention, Oct. 4.
In fact, Tenorio has a Bachelor’s degree in social work and sociology, and worked as an intern in domestic violence. The fact that she didn’t see the relationship for what it was underscores the denial and rationalization that happens with domestic violence, she said. “I was aware it was domestic violence, but I was not calling it that in my mind,” said Tenorio, who was working as a travel agent in the Washington, D.C. suburbs after taking several years off to be home with her children. Eventually, Tenorio said, “I reached point where I knew this was not going to get better.” She recalled what a frustrated police ofﬁcer told her when she wouldn’t cooperate to get her abuser locked up. “The next time this happens, one of you is going to end up dead.” “I didn’t want it to reach that point where I was dead and he was in prison,” she said. “I was to the point where I would rather go to prison, but I never got to the point, mentally, where I could see myself killing him.” Far from killing him, Tenorio said, she didn’t even ﬁght back – until the end – because even blocking a blow in self-defense would agitate him more.
“If I did nothing, his aggression would die down quicker,” she said. Looking back, Tenorio said, she sees “classic red ﬂags” from the start of their relationship: his jealousy, possessiveness, talking down about her while inﬂating himself and a temper that exploded over things like lost car keys or her cell phone ringing. The violence started three months in and followed what Tenorio and Robertson say are classic domestic violence patterns of abuse followed by “honeymoon” periods of perceived remorse by the abuser: apologies, professions of love and promises of change. But, Tenorio said, as the relationship went on, the honeymoon periods were replaced with accusations of “Why do you make me do this to you?” or outright denial. “He asked me, ‘Who did this to you?’” she said. Early intervention by family advocates can prevent violence, Robertson said. And, she said, bystanders can help, too. “Let that person know there are resources out there,” she said. “Acknowledge that you heard something [or saw something], and let them know there is help.”
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■ zombie apocalypse poster contest Calling all kids and teens! With your parent’s permission, create a 8.5 x 11 sized poster showing how you would prepare for a zombie apocalypse – including being informed, making a plan and building a kit. All entries must be received by Oct. 30. The poster contest is open to all extended Navy family and friends ages 5 - 18. Visit www.ready.navy.mil/Kids/ ZombieContest for details.
alloween, also known as “All Hallows’ Eve,” is a holiday celebrated on the night of Oct. 31. Traditional activities include: trick-or-treating, bonﬁres, costume parties, visiting “haunted houses” and carving jack-o-lanterns. Trick-or-treating is an activity for children 12 years of age and younger, on or around Halloween, in which they proceed from house to house in costumes asking for treats such as confectionery with the question, “Trick or Treat?” Trick-or-treating is one of the main traditions of Halloween. It has become socially expected that if one lives in a neighborhood with children, one should purchase treats in preparation for trick-ortreaters. Trick-or-treating begins at dusk and ends at 8 p.m. For those who intend on passing out treats, turn your porch light on so children will know they are welcome. If you are not passing out treats, turn your porch light off. 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 dial 9-1-1, or if you need to obtain general information on city information and activities, visit your ofﬁcial city websites. Below is a list of Halloween events in Hampton Roads:
VIRGINIA BEACH Haunted Halloween Festival ■ When: Oct. 24 - 31, 7 - 11 p.m. ■ Where: Hunt Club Farm, 2388 London Bridge Rd.,
Virginia Beach ■ Cost: Fri.-Sat. $25; Sun.-Thurs. $23; Children 5 years
This is your chance to help discover if the ship is haunted as you trek through tight creepy spaces on three dark decks. This year, the ghost hunt extends down to levels never before explored by the public. Participants must have the physical ability to climb steep ladder steps and navigate tight sub-deck spaces. This experience is not suitable for children under 12 (no exceptions), the claustrophobic or the faint of heart.
old and under admitted free with a paying adult. ■ For more information, call: 427-9520, or visit www.
■ When: Oct. 26, 7 ■ Where: Hermitage
10 p.m. Museum & Gardens, 7637 North Shore Rd., Norfolk ■ Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at the door ■ For more information, visit: www.thehermitagemuseum.org
Cave ofTerror ■ When: Oct. 26, 7 - 10 p.m. ■ Where: JEB Fort Story Youth Center, Virginia Beach ■ Cost: $3; Free for families with deployed service member ■ For more information, call: 422-7714
Haunted bunker for children and adults of all ages. Located through Gate 8 (Atlantic Ave.).
Trick orTrunk Halloween Festival ■ When: Oct. 26, 6:30 - 9 p.m. ■ Where: NAS Youth Center, Virginia Beach ■ Cost: Non-perishable can good ■ For more information, call: 433-3976
Admission is a non-perishable food item collected for the Holiday Assistance Program. There will be trunk or treating, costume contests, games and lots of family fun. Concessions will be sold.
Come casual or in costume and celebrate Halloween at the Hermitage, featuring music, dancing and a costume contest with prizes! All proceeds from the event beneﬁt the Hermitage Museum & Gardens. Event is rain or shine and ncludes heavy hors d’oevres, two beverage tickets.
Monster Dash 5K ■ When: Oct. 26, 11:30 a.m. ■ Where: NAVSTA Norfolk, N-24 Gymnasium ■ For more information, call: 444-2276
Costumes are permitted to be worn for the race. Entries must be returned to the Naval Station Norfolk Fitness Centers, or faxed to 444-9053. Open to active duty, retirees, eligible family members, reservists and DoD civilians. Pre-registration ends Oct. 19 at 4:20 p.m. Race day registration begins at 10 a.m.
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NORFOLK Haunted Ship:Three Decks of Darkness ■ When: Oct. 25 - 28; Doors open at 6 p.m,, with tours
beginning at 6:30 p.m. ■ Where: Nauticus, Norfolk ■ Cost: $10 for members, $15 for non-members ■ For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/PMnjVG, or call 664-1000. Since the ship’s arrival in 2000, staffers and visitors have often wondered about the nature of certain mysterious sounds and sightings aboard the Battleship Wisconsin.
■ When: Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. ■ Where: Slade Cutter Park/NSAHR, Norfolk ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, call: 836-1815
Teams may have up to ﬁve people and must check-in by 11 a.m. Prizes awarded to ﬁrst and second place for both competitions.
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huntclubfarm.com/newhalloween Includes entry to the Haunted Hayride, Village of the Dead and Field of Screams, entry in to the farm and nightly entertainment and more. Last ticket sold at 9:30 p.m. Carnival ride tickets sold separately.
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■ When: Oct. 28, 1 ■ Where: Hermitage
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Shore Rd., Norfolk Cost: $5 suggested donation ■ For more information, visit: www.thehermitagemuseum.org The family-friendly Halloween event, “All Hallows’ Eve,” is back for its 10th year! Join us for an exciting afternoon full of activities including: lawn games, art projects, face painting by Pic-N-Paint, balloon creations by Ryan the Balloon Guy, museum tours, performances by the Virginia Stage Company and Mad Science Hampton Roads, a costume contest, and more!
PORTSMOUTH OldeTowne Ghostwalk ■ When: Oct. 26, 7 - 10:30 p.m. ■ Where: 500 Court St., Portsmouth ■ Cost: $10 ■ For more information, visit: portsmouthghostwalk.com
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 stop, costumed actors or actresses re-tell the legends of ghostly visitations and things that go bump in the night.
Museum Madness ■ When: Oct. 27, Noon - 6 p.m. ■ Where: Portsmouth Museums, 2 High St., Portsmouth ■ Cost: Free for museums members; $12 for non-members ■ For more information, visit: www.portsmouthnaval-
shipyardmuseum.com The Children’s Museum will be host to magic shows, face painting, crafts and Halloween themed treats. Down by the river, the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum will scare-up some spooky stories and activities where kids can create their own pirate ﬂags and porthole monsters. At the Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, individuals can decorate pumpkins in the old courtyard and design their own haunted courthouse.
2012 NMCP Fall Harvest ■ When: Oct. 31, 6 - 8 p.m. ■ Where: NMCP, Bldg. 2 (1st and 2nd ﬂoors)
Join the First Class Petty Ofﬁcers Association and Junior Enlisted Association in celebrating the 2012 Fall Harvest. Enjoy family-friendly games and candy give-aways. Open to active duty service members and their families. Nonscary costumes permitted. » see EVENTS | C2
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Calendar For a complete list of events in Hampton Roads, or to submit your own, visit www.ﬂagshipnews.com/calendar
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■ When: Nov. 3, 8 a.m. - Noon ■ Where: JEB Little Creek-Fort
well Hall Gym, Virginia Beach ■ For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/JEBLCFS.
The annual event brings together a full range of guest speakers, vendors, medical representatives and prospective employers to one location to give transitioning service members, military retirees, family members and surviving spouses the most up to date information on pay, beneﬁts and legislative initiatives. The summit kicks off with remarks from keynote speaker, Terrie Suit, Virginia’s Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security. A town hall style panel discussion will follow providing information on policies and issues affecting retirees. Naval Medical Center Portsmouth will staff a health and information fair and administer free ﬂu shots to eligible beneﬁciaries.
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Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. ■ Where: Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., Suffolk ■ For more information, call: Lawrence Lambert at 424-6662 x 3277, or email email@example.com.
When: Nov. 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: Sandler Center, Va. Beach For more information, visit: www. recruitmilitary.com, or call Chris Adams at (513) 677-7055. A great opportunity to meet face-to-face with veteran-friendly employers. There will be national, regional and local job opportunities, as well as entrepreneurial and educational offerings.
Spotlighting selfempowerment to promote diabetes wellness and healthy living in the African American communities, Victory Over Diabetes is a half-day conference consisting of powerful concurrent workshops, keynote speakers, free health screenings, food sampling, cooking demonstrations, exhibitors, and more. Free to the public. Donations will be accepted.
Operation Comedy ■ ■ ■
When: Oct. 25 - 28 Where: Funny Bone, Va. Beach For more information, call: 213-5555, or visit www.operationcomedy.com The show will feature Operation Comedy founder and Army veteran Jon Stites, 20year comedy veteran B.T., and Michael Malone. All military personnel and their guests can get free tickets by contacting the Funny Bone at 213-5555.
Things to do for Halloween in and around Hampton Roads
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Spooky Acres Haunted House ■ When: Oct. 24 - 27, 29-31; 7 - 10 p.m. ■ Where: Chesapeake Square Mall, 4200 Portsmouth Blvd.,
■ Cost: $10 ■ For more information, call: 535-4828, or visit www.
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spookyacres.com The 18th annual March of Dimes Spooky Acres Haunted House is one of Hampton Roads biggest and best Halloween Haunted House events ... just because we are in a mall doesn’t mean we can’t still “scare the yell out of you.”
GhostTrain in Northwest River Park ■ When: Oct. 25 - 27, 7 - 10 p.m. ■ Where: Northwest River Park, 1733 Indian Creek Rd.,
Chesapeake ■ Cost: Fri. - Sat. $9.50, Thurs. $8 ■ For more information, visit: www.cityofchesapeake.net/ NWRP Ride the terrifying train and see the haunts and ghouls of the haunted woods of Northwest River Park. Reservations are required.
Annual Harvest Festival
■ When: Oct. 26; 5:30, 7, 8:30 and 10 p.m. ■ Where: Virginia Living Museum, 524 J. Clyde Morris
Blvd., Newport News ■ Cost: $6 ■ For more information, visit: www.thevlm.org
It’s a howling good time in the Virginia Living Museum’s Abbitt Planetarium with this frightfully awesome mix of terror-iﬁc tunes! Wild and weird laser images accompany songs from Black Sabbath, Garbage, The Who and so many more!
HAMPTON Annual Halloween Bash ■ When: Oct. 27, 4 - 7 p.m. ■ Where: Virginia Air and Space Center, 600 Settlers Land-
ing Rd., Hampton ■ For more information, visit: www.vasc.org
■ When: Oct. 31, 6 - 8 p.m. ■ Where: Greenbrier Church, 1101 Volvo Pkwy., Chesa-
peake ■ Cost: Free ■ For more information, visit: www.greenbrierchurch.com There will be carnival-type games for children, free hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones, as well as huge candy give-aways! The festival also features bounce houses/ inﬂatables, and folks of any age will enjoy the hayrides and bonﬁres.
SUFFOLK Legends of Main Street: A Suffolk Ghost Walk ■ When: Oct. 26 - 27, 5:30 p.m.; Nov. 3 & 10, 5 p.m. ■ Where: 524 North Main St., Suffolk ■ Cost: $10 adults / $8 seniors, military/children ages 9 - 12 ■ For more information, visit: www.suffolk-fun.com
A hair-raising encounter with the spirited side of Suffolk. Follow a costumed guide through the shadows of historic Main Street, discovering stories, legends and “unexplained occurrences” by lantern light.
Enjoy safe trick-or-treating, costume contests, the wacky wizard’s castle, spooky make-n-takes, Child Identiﬁcation from the Hampton Sheriff’s Department and more.
WILLIAMSBURG Howl-O-Scream ■ When: Oct. 26 - 28 ■ Where: Busch Gardens Williamsburg ■ For more information, visit: www.buschgardens.com/va
Busch Gardens annual horror fest, Howl-O-Scream, features sinister tricks and terrifying fun for brave guests who dare to enter. Bone-chilling scare zones, frightening shows and gruesome creatures that lurk around the park are stars in Busch Gardens celebration of the macabre. The park’s younger guests will be treated to Halloween happenings with their favorite characters at Sesame Street Forest of Fun.
James River Plantation Progressive Ghost and SpiritTour ■ When: Oct. 27, 3 - 5 p.m. ■ Where: Piney Grove at Southall’s Plantation, Virginia
Route 5 Scenic Byway, Williamsburg ■ Cost: $20 per person in advance ■ For more information, call: (804) 829-2480, or visit
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Experience an evening of spirited tale telling with “Toursby-the-Owners,” while visiting Piney Grove, Ashland, Ladysmith and Duck Church. You will hear the Legend of Rippons Run, visit the Harwood graveyard and hear of the Beechwood Tragedy. The evening concludes with hot cider and homemade cookies.
For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity and focus on safety. Below are a few tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests: ■ Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and ﬂexible. ■ Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. Never let children go alone. Let your family know ahead of time what route and streets you plan to travel, and what time you expect to return home. Stay within your neighborhood and visit only the homes where you know the people. ■ Fasten reﬂective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. ■ Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. Only give or accept wrapped or packaged candy. Have children wait until they get home to eat their goodies. ■ Hold a ﬂashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Also carry a fully charged cell phone, or a personal two-way radio in case of an emergency. Always walk and don’t run from house to house. ■ Always test make-up in a small area ﬁrst. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. ■ Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible. Watch out for trafﬁc and only cross at corners. Be careful not to cross between parked cars. ■ Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. ■ Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing trafﬁc to stay safe. ■ Wear well-ﬁtting masks,
■ Expecting trickor-treaters? Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters, such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For party guests, offer a variety of fruits, vegetables and cheeses. Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity. Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could result in falls. Keep candle-lit jack-olanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended. Use electric lights or luminary bags to light front walkways. Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely. Visit www.cdc.gov/family/ halloween for more on Halloween safety.
costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls. Make sure your children can see clearly through face masks, or use face paint or makeup instead of a mask. ■ Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. ■ Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers. Pets can get a little excited over all the activity, so keep your pets under control and away from the front door. ■ Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Wear lightcolored clothing that is labeled ﬂame-resistant or ﬂame-retardant.
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Increase your physical activity with walking ■ increase your step count How can you increase your step count? Here are some suggestions to get you on your way: 1. Take your one-hour lunch break and spend half of it walking. 2. Instead of looking for the closest parking space, park your car as far away as you can. 3. Take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator. 4. If you work in a two-story building, use the restroom on the opposite ﬂoor. 5. The next time you have a meeting with someone, make it a walking meeting.
Chances are that you are reading this article sitting down. And if you’re like most computer users, you’ve been in your chair for a while. You’re probably inactive for more of your day than you realize. Do you sit in your car while commuting to an eight-houra-day desk job, then unwind in front of the television all evening? Do you depend on email, direct-deposit paychecks and online shopping to accomplish tasks that would have required you to run errands 10 or 20 years ago? If so, then you may have “sitting disease.” That’s the new “buzzword” for a sedentary lifestyle which may put your health at risk. Recent studies have found an association between sitting time and mortality from all causes independent of leisure time exercise. The workplace is a large contributor to our lack of daily physical activity. There has been a progressive decrease in the percent of individuals employed in goods producing and agriculture occupations, and an increase in the percent of individuals employed in service occupations. Most occupations in the U.S. today are sedentary. According to studies over the last 50 years in the U.S., it is estimated that daily occupation-related energy expenditure has decreased by more than 100 calories and this reduction in energy expenditure accounts for a signiﬁcant portion of the increase in mean U.S. body weights for women and men.
Our leisure time activities of today are also primarily sedentary. Sitting while watching television, playing video games and surﬁng the Internet have taken the place of more physically active leisure time activities that burn calories and promote healthier lifestyles . According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), the average American adult only walks between 3,000 - 5,000 steps a day. This is less than half of what the NIH suggests for a physically active person. The recommended number of steps for a physically active person is 10,000 a day. Since counting every step throughout your day would be nearly impossible, a good way to keep track of your step count is to invest in a pedometer. Pedometers are fairly inexpensive and are a great way to keep yourself accountable for your daily activity. Some smartphone apps also provide an effective way to track your steps. Studies show that taking three 10 minute walking breaks throughout the day can be just as beneﬁcial as jogging for 30 minutes once a day. A study at Arizona State University showed that three 10 minute walking sessions spread out evenly throughout the day decreased the systolic blood pressure more in prehypertensive individuals than one single 30 minute walking session. If you are pressed to spend 30 minutes working out, just break it up into three 10-minute walking sessions throughout your day: Once before work, once at lunch and once after dinner.
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For years, it has been perceived that consuming fat leads to weight gain and heart disease, and that fat should be avoided in our diets. But, similar to carbohydrates and protein, there are different types of fats ... and some are simply better than others. The truth is, too often we consume too much of the wrong type of fat. Fat is one of three nutrients that provide energy, while it also has a variety of other positive roles and functions in our body, including: ■ Carries vitamins (A,D,E,K) that are critical to good health. ■ Aids in cellular repair among joints, organs, skin and hair. ■ Provides satiety (sense of feeling full) and helps regulate blood sugar. ■ Impacts cognitive ability, memory retention, mental clarity and reduces inﬂammation. So, while we cannot avoid fat, we have to choose the proper types of fat in proper portions. This includes focusing on nuts, seeds, ﬁsh, olives, avocados, nut butters and a variety of oils, including olive and canola. These types of fats are considered unsaturated and typically contain essential fatty acids which may help lower cholesterol, reduce inﬂammation and possibly decrease the risk of heart disease. We should avoid or limit the saturated fat in our diet, which typically is abundant in animal products as well as condiments and dressings. Trans fat, which is found in processed foods, such as chips and cookies, should be avoided completely. Choosing lean meat products and low fat dairy products will be extremely helpful
in reducing the amount of total saturated fat intake. Throughout the day, there are plenty of opportunities to add a small amount of good fat to our diet. This could include adding two teaspoons of sunﬂower seeds to a salad, sprinkling a handful of sliced almonds to an entrée, or sprinkling a tablespoon of crushed walnuts over a low fat cup of yogurt. While it is important to consume adequate amounts of healthy fats, always remember that fat still provides nine kilocalories (kcal) per gram, compared to both protein and carbohydrate foods which provide four kcal per gram. The list below provides a few examples of how to reduce the total saturated fat while increasing the amounts of unsaturated fats. Choices high in saturated fat: ■ Sour cream or butter on a baked potato ■ French or Ranch style dressings on salads ■ Potato chips ■ Bagel and cream cheese ■ Fruit salad with whipped cream Alternative choices: ■ Try using salsa or guacamole as a topping ■ Try using light Italian or oil-based dressings in moderate amounts (1-2 tbsp) ■ A handful of raw, unsalted mixed nuts or trail mix with dried fruit ■ 1 slice whole wheat toast and 1 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter ■ 1 cup low fat Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup fresh fruit and 2 tbsp seeds
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STILL THE HUNTER — A TITLE HASN’T CHANGED JOHNSON By Thomas Gerbasi UFC.com
When it comes to eventful years, newly crowned UFC ﬂyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is likely to have a tough time capping 2012. But even after moving from bantamweight to ﬂyweight, winning the UFC’s ﬁrst 125-pound title, and getting married, “Mighty Mouse” is positive that 2013 may have even more in store for him. “There’s still a lot that I can accomplish in the ﬂyweight division, and life is all about living it and having fun, and I plan on doing it in 2013,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to get another house and have a kid and all that good stuff.” So are we breaking any news about Demetrious and his bride Destiny welcoming a mini Mighty Mouse to the family? Well, not just yet. “We’ll see what happens,” he laughs. If it seems like we’re rushing Johnson, maybe it’s just a by-product of talking to the fastest man in the UFC universe, a 26-year-old dervish who ﬁghts as if he’s double-parked. The latest case in point, his title-winning effort against Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152 last month, a ﬁght that showed off just how exciting and fast-paced a ﬂyweight ﬁght could be. And when you add in the high-level technical displays by both combatants, it was a purist’s dream bout! “Joseph is a tough competitor and there’s a lot of stuff that I can work on, but overall I thought it was a great ﬁght and a great performance by me and my camp,” said Johnson, who has watched his ﬁve round split decision win over Benavidez plenty of times since Sept. 22, but depending on the company around, he sees
New king of the ﬂyweight division, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson.
Now it’s time to build a legacy, keep hunting these guys down, and keep putting on great performances against the top athletes in the world.” - Demetrious Johnson
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the bout in different ways. “There are some days I just sit back and enjoy it for what it was, like when I’m watching it with my family and friends, but when I’m by myself or with my wife or (coach) Matt (Hume), I sit there and I analyze every single second.” With Johnson from the start, Hume, or as he is rightfully referred to as “The Wizard,” has been singing his charge’s praises for years, even before the future champion made his initial splash under the Zuffa umbrella in the WEC. His tactical work in the gym and the Octagon is among the best in the game and Johnson couldn’t be happier to be one of his most accomplished students.
“Matt still goes and learns new stuff,” he explained. “He’s a student of the game and he brings that to us ... and that’s an honor. It’s good to have a coach that goes around and travels to learn new things, and also a coach that’s focused on ﬁve guys, instead of having 20 guys that are at the highest level.” That one-on-one attention has done wonders for Johnson, who went 2-1 in the WEC at bantamweight before continuing that success in the UFC. In 2011, he defeated Kid Yamamoto and Miguel Angel Torres in back-to-back bouts before losing a competitive ﬁve round decision to 135-pound king Dominick Cruz in October of
last year. In the 12 months since, Johnson has dropped 10 pounds, had a draw and a win in two bouts with Ian McCall, and then made history by beating Benavidez. Not bad for the kid who just missed out on two state wrestling titles in high school. “I was very upset when I didn’t get ﬁrst in my high school sports, but this is 10-times better than ﬁrst in state in my book,” he laughed. And while Johnson is currently relaxing at home, spending time with his wife and resting up after a whirlwind year, don’t think that he’s resting on his laurels. He’s already looking at his dance card for 2013 (which is expected to have John
Dodson up next), and his mindset hasn’t changed despite the shiny new hardware in his possession. “I’m the hunter and I’m chasing after those guys,” he said. “I was looking at a UFC roster and I saw that there were 14 guys there (at ﬂyweight). I got two down, I’ve got 11 to go.” I’m not satisﬁed,” Johnson continued. “I always want to be better and improve. We made history on Sept. 22, and that one’s in the books. Now it’s time to build a legacy, keep hunting these guys down and keep putting on great performances against the top athletes in the world. And I might never be satisﬁed, but we’ll ﬁnd out.”
Newman, former crew chief Borland reunited
■ Newman at Talladega Ryan Newman (left) drives the No. 39 Chevrolet sideby-side with Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Chevrolet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, Oct. 7.
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In Sprint Cup racing, or any team sport for that matter, chemistry between driver and crew, or coach and player, is often cited as one of the keys to success. Team chemistry is difﬁcult to explain and almost impossible to intentionally create. It just seems to happen. When it does, the results are often phenomenal. But the chemistry also can be lost and the results soon show it. In NASCAR racing, some of the sport’s all-time win leaders had their best years while working with the same crew chief. Richard Petty, the sport’s all-time win leader with 200 race victories, had most of his success with his cousin Dale Inman as crew chief. David Pearson, second on the all-time list with 105 wins, got the biggest chunk of them with Leonard Wood as his crew chief. Jeff Gordon had his best years with Ray Evernham as his crew chief, and Bobby Labonte was at his best with Jimmy Makar
calling the shots. Together they won 19 races, but Labonte has only won two since they parted. Ryan Newman won 12 races and 37 poles while working with crew chief Matt Borland at Penske Racing from 2002-2006. Since then, Newman has won four races and 11 poles. But beginning this week at Martinsville Speedway, Newman and Borland will be reunited. The change is part of a personnel shufﬂe at Stewart-Haas Racing that will see Newman’s current crew chief, Tony Gibson, move to Danica Patrick’s team beginning at her home track, Phoenix International Raceway. Now the NASCAR world will see if Newman and Borland can recreate their winning chemistry. Greg Zipadelli, the former crew chief for Tony Stewart who now serves as competition director at Stewart-Haas Racing, believes they can. “Matt Borland has had great success as a crew chief, and much of it came when he and Ryan Newman worked together,” he said in a team
release. “Matt and Ryan both have engineering backgrounds and they have similar mindsets. It’s a pairing that produced some very good results and there’s no reason why it can’t produce similar results now that they’re back together. Their four races together this year will position them very well for 2013.” Zipadelli isn’t alone in the Sprint Cup garage when it comes to seeking the right chemistry among key members of a race team. Eddie Wood, part of the second generation of the Wood Brothers racing team, said when a team hits on the right combination of personnel, it should do everything it can to keep them together. “I used to make fun of people who talked about chemistry, but I’m pretty much a believer in it now, because I’ve lived it,” he said. “There have been combinations that have been magic and shouldn’t have gotten messed up and changed, but they did. And it was usually outside interference.”
2012 Chase Contenders 1. Brad Keselowski 2,250 (ﬁnished eighth) He worked his way through several crashes to preserve his points lead. “It seemed like every wreck that happened, happened right in front of me,” he said. “It was a tough day.” 2. Jimmie Johnson -7 (ﬁnished ninth) Despite a wreck that looked as if it could send their car to the garage for lengthy repairs, the No. 48 crew patched up their car and Johnson drove it to a Top-10 ﬁnish. 3. Denny Hamlin -20 (ﬁnished 13th) Early race handling woes, coupled with a late stop for fuel, left him with a mediocre ﬁnish. But some of his best tracks remain on the schedule, including Martinsville, where he has four wins. “We just shot ourselves in the foot a lot,” he said. 4. Clint Bowyer -25 (ﬁnished sixth) He had hoped to back up his Charlotte victory with another at his home track, but it was not to be. “We’ve just got to keep digging,” he said. “I was hoping to gain a little bit more than that, but we had a solid day. Just frustrating, though.” 5. Kasey Kahne -30 (ﬁnished fourth) He was running second late in the race, but stalled his car trying to save fuel under caution and dropped to sixth for the ﬁnal restart, ending what appeared to be a good chance for victory. “We had a good car – we got back to fourth,” he said. 6. Martin Truex Jr. -43 (ﬁnished second) Another strong run at Kansas wasn’t enough to give him much of a boost in the points standings. “That’s a good run for us, for sure,” he said. “Just a little bit too tight there at the end there to run with Matt [Kenseth]. 7. Tony Stewart -47 (ﬁnished ﬁfth) The defending Cup champion overcame a penalty for driving away from his pit stall with a wrench in his car, then saved his car when he looked to be about to crash.“We have a ways to go, but I’m really proud of our guys,” he said. 8. Jeff Gordon -51 (ﬁnished 10th) His crash in the Chase opener at Chicagoland, and resulting 35th-place ﬁnish, continues to haunt him. Since then, he’s had an average ﬁnish of 7th, compared to the 5.7 average posted by Keselowski in all six Chase races to date. 9. Matt Kenseth -55 (ﬁnished ﬁrst) Despite being one of the many drivers who hit the wall, he bounced back to get his second Chase win and third overall this season. Still, his setbacks in early Chase races have him essentially out of the running for the title. “We went through a couple months where we didn’t perform as well,” he said. “Unfortunately, one of those months ran into the Chase.” 10. Kevin Harvick -59 (ﬁnished 11th) His Chase results have been remarkably consistent, with ﬁve ﬁnishes between 11th and 13th and one of 16th, but that’s not good enough to contend for the championship. 11. Greg Bifﬂe -62 (ﬁnished 27th) The points leader at the end of the 26-race regular season had another disappointing outing as he crashed out while running third. “I wrecked it bad,” he radioed to his crew as he drove his battered car to the pits. 12. Dale Earnhardt Jr. -122 (did not compete) After sitting out the past two races while recuperating from concussions, he’s expected to return to the No. 88 Chevrolet this week at Martinsville Speedway, but his title hopes are over for this year.
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ICONIC NAME, BRAND NEW CAR: 2013 DODGE DART SEDAN By Ken Chester, Jr. Motor News Media Corporation
Dodge redeﬁnes performance in the compact car segment with an all-new, state-of-the-art four-door sedan delivering class-leading aerodynamics – the 2013 Dodge Dart. The all-new Dart marks the Dodge brand’s reentry into the compact sedan segment, hitting the bullseye with a modern, unmistakable Dodge design that builds upon its performance heritage while evoking emotion, efﬁciency and ﬂuidity of movement. Eye-catching exterior proportions are set off from every angle by dynamic lines and curves, along with advanced technology, to deliver classleading aerodynamic performance. The personalitypacked front view is instantly recognizable as an all-new Dodge with its tailored splitcrosshair grille, projector headlamps and fog lamps and accentuated fenders. Signature Dodge full-width LED “racetrack” tail lamps and class-exclusive integrated dual exhaust – both inspired by Dodge Charger – accentuate the athletic and muscular stance of this dynamic and passionate new design. The 2013 Dart sedan is the ﬁrst Chrysler Group vehicle based upon a Fiat architecture adapted from the award-winning Alfa Romeo Giulietta. The Giulietta is renowned for satisfying the most demanding customers in terms of road-holding, agility and safety, with exceptional driving dynamics. The Dart leverages all of these attributes within a lengthened and widened platform delivering segment-leading levels of interior roominess. The all-new Compact U.S. Wide (CUSW) architecture underpinning the Dart is a state-of-the-art architecture with an industry-leading 68 percent of the body composed of high-strength steel, resulting in a very strong and rigid structure. Combined with responsive steering, four-wheel independent suspension and available 18-inch wheels, the
■ the return of the Dodge Dart The 2013 Dodge Dart is loaded with cool amenities and unexpected delights for both drivers and passenger.
Dart brings fun back to driving in the compact car segment. Available in SE, SXT, Rallye, Limited and R/T trim levels, power for the new Dodge sedan will be generated by three fuel-efﬁcient, powerful, state-of-the-art four-cylinder engines: a new Tigershark 2.0L engine, a 1.4L MultiAir Intercooled Turbo engine and a new Tigershark 2.4L MultiAir four cylinder engine. Torque is transferred to the street through the standard C635 six-speed manual gearbox. A dual dry clutch version (DDCT) of the C635 manual gearbox is an available option for the 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine. The 6F24 six-speed automatic transmission is optional for the 2.0L and 2.4L Tigershark engines. MultiAir technology delivers optimum combustion at any speed under all driving conditions by allowing direct and dynamic control of air intake and combustion. The result is up to a 15 percent increase in low engine rpm torque, a 7.5 percent improve-
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■ look-alike cast “The Rat Pack is Back” stars Brian Duprey as Frank Sinatra, Drew Anthony as Dean Martin, Kenny Jones as Sammy Davis, Jr. and Mickey Joseph as Joey Bishop.
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As a life-long fan of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr., I remember how excited I was back in 1987 when the boys reunited and announced that they would be performing together again … touring the U.S. and reviving the glory days of the 60s. Being too young to see the original Vegas shows, I eagerly waited for the tour “Together Again” to begin. Unfortunately, after four performances, Martin dropped out and Liza Minnelli took over. For me, it wasn’t the same. Through the years, I satisﬁed my need to see these amazing performers by going to YouTube and watching a beneﬁt show that they performed at the Kiel Opera House in St. Louis, Mo. in 1965 with Johnny Carson, who was ﬁlling in for Joey Bishop for the night. When Seven Venues announced that they were bringing the Broadway hit “The Rat Pack is Back” to Downtown Norfolk, I was overjoyed. The show recreates the freewheeling, no-holdsbarred Vegas nightclub act that was perfected in Las Vegas, but with a modern twist. It stars Brian Duprey
as Sinatra, Drew Anthony as Martin, Kenny Jones as Davis, Jr. and Mickey Joseph as Bishop, who also appeared as a janitor that helped to set up the premise about the “good ol’ days.” This tribute show transported me back in time to the Kiel Opera House show I watched countless times online. To me, it was wonderful to hear these amazing performers on stage. Their uncanny vocal recreations and spot-on makeup and antics made you feel like you were watching the real Frank, Dino, Sammy and Joey. And a live 12-piece orchestra helped add to the 60s-feel of the show. The cast was well-suited for their roles and played each of their parts perfectly. Joseph’s impeccable timing helped to set the tone for the carefree, risqué humor that was prevalent at that time. Anthony looked, acted and sounded just like Martin as he sang and hammed up “You’re Nobody till Somebody Loves You,” “That’s Amore” and the other hits he performed with the rest of the cast. Jones showed love and appreciation for what Davis, Jr. had to endure all those years during the turbulent times of desegregation, and he gave a riveting perfor-
mance of “Mr. Bojangles,” “The Candyman,” “Hey There” and many others. Duprey was a dead ringer for Sinatra and the Norfolk audience loved him. He performed “Fly Me to the Moon,” I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “My Way.” All four performers brought down the house for the night’s ﬁnale, singing “Luck Be A Lady,” “That’s Life” and “Birth of the Blues.” The audience left completely happy, still reveling in talk about the performances well after the show was over. I also felt that I had a rare opportunity to experience the excitement and joy of being in Las Vegas. If “The Rat Pack is Back” is a glimpse into what we are in store for the 2012-13 Broadway series in Norfolk, we are in for a cornucopia of shows to satisfy everyone’s taste! Visit www.sevenvenues. com to get up to the minute information, and look for the upcoming shows “Mary Poppins,” “American Idiot,” “Jersey Boys” and “Les Misérables.”
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