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AIRLANT names sea, shore Sailors of the year From Naval Air Force Atlantic Public Affairs

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PAGE 9 The Oceana Ladies Golf Association will hold a welcome coffee and membership drive for all female active duty, retired, family members, 18 and above, and DOD personnel at NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Club, Feb. 16, 9:30 am. For more information, call 363-8019.

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During training at NAS Oceana on Jan. 24, AMEC (AW/SW) Jason Frazier from Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic instructs city of Virginia Beach firefighters about the hazards of responding to a military aircraft emergency. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services are working together with Virginia Beach firefighters to coordinate technical expertise as part of continuous training in responding to aircraft emergencies. — See story/more photos, page 8

Rear Adm.Ted N. Branch, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic announced the selection of the sea and shore Sailors of the Year during a luncheon at Naval Station Norfolk on Jan. 26. Aviation Ordnanceman (AO) 1st Class (AW/SW) Naomi B. Stout is the command’s Sea Sailor of the Year and Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR) 1st Class (AW) Maria E. Johnson was named AIRLANT Shore Sailor of the Year. Both Sailors were selected from 10 candidates representing more than 50,000 men and women serving in the sea and shore components within Naval Air Force Atlantic. Each represented their respective commands after being selected as that command’s Sailor of the Year. Stout is assigned to the “Fighting Tigers” of Patrol Squadron (VP) 8 in Jacksonville, Fla., where she currently serves as quality assurance leading petty officer. A native of — See AIRLANT SOYs Page 10

Historical all-female flight takes place aboard USS Carl Vinson BY MC3 (SW/AW) ROSA A. ARZOLA USS Carl Vinson Public Affairs USS CARL VINSON,At Sea (NNS) — Five “Tigertails” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125, embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) as part of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17, made a historic flight Jan. 25 when they flew the Navy’s first all-female E-2C Hawkeye combat mission flight. Plane commander Lt. Cmdr. Tara Refo, mission

commander Lt. Cmdr. Brandy Jackson, pilot Lt. Ashley Ruic, control officer Lt. Nydia Driver and radar operator Lt. j.g. Ashley Ellison flew an E-2C Hawkeye — the all-weather, carrier-based tactical battle management airborne early warning and command and control aircraft. Although women were allowed inside the cockpit after the Women’s Armed Service Integration Act of 1948, it wasn’t until 1993, that female naval aviators were assigned to fly with combat squadrons. Then Secretary of Defense Les Aspin

Jr. opened combat aviation to female aviators and opened enlisted air crew positions for shore-based combat squadrons. “I never had the opportunity to fly with another female pilot except once,” Ruic said.“It’s nice to be part of history,not just because we are females, but because we are also close friends. It was a unique experience.” Ruic explained the all-female crew launch took place because the only two female pilots assigned — See VAW-125 Page 11


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BASE BRIEFS » » »» » »»»»»»» Command Leadership Forum NAS Oceana will host the Military Saves 2012 Command Leadership Forum Feb. 23. The event is scheduled 9 - 11 a.m. at the CNATTU Auditorium, Building 223,Tomcat Boulevard. The keynote speaker will be Congressman Scott Rigell,who has been a successful businessman in Hampton Roads for many years. A panel discussion will follow the The COnnection Line has made a change! For ques- congressman. Scheduled panelists are Fred Davis, Personal Financial tions, suggestions, compliments or concerns about Management, CNIC headquarters; Crystal Forehand, NAS services provided on board NAS Oceana, now e-mail OceanaPAO@navy.mil. However, the best and fast- Oceana security manager; CMDCM Bruce Pickinpaugh, est way to resolve a problem is through your chain of Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic command master chief and recommand or with the organization directly involved. tired CMDCM Williamson. Each panelist will present an 8 Please be brief and to the point when using the - 10 minute talk,followed by a question and answer session. COnnection Line. Capt. Jim Webb will reply through The focus of the forum is to raise the level of awareness this column, since topics may be of interest to other and increase the proactive involvement of key leadership readers. in changing the direction of the personal finances of many military members and their families.

Car seat round-up The 23rd Annual“Old,Used,Borrowed and Abused Child Safety Seat Round-Up” is being conducted throughout the month of February. If your car seat is more than eight years old, from a yard sale or thrift shop or has been involved in an accident, it’s time to “round it up,” and collect a $5 reward. Over the years, many safety seats are old, have missing parts, have been recalled by the manufacturer, or are no longer crashworthy.Drive Safe Hampton Roads and their partners want to recycle them so they cannot be used again. Car seats can be dropped off at any Walmart Supercenter, any Hampton Roads DMV Customer Service Center or local AAA offices. Limit of two seats per person and all harnesses and straps must be removed prior to delivery. For more information about the round-up or traffic safety issues, call 498-2562 or e-mail drivesafehr@aol.com.

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Computer-based exams offered College Level Examinations Program (CLEP), DANTES Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), and Excelsior College Examinations (ECE) are offered at NAS Oceana every Tuesday morning at 9 and 11 a.m. and every Wednesday, 4 - 7 p.m., in the Navy College office in building 531, Room 104. The scores are available immediately. Exams are free for active duty;other eligible examinees must pay a fee.To preregister, or for more information, call 428-8395 at Oceana.

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STA-21 presentation Sailors interested in learning more about Seaman to Admiral (STA) 21 are invited to attend a program being presented Feb. 29 at Devary Hall, building C-9, Naval Station Norfolk or March 1 at the NAS Oceana theater.Both presentations will begin at 9 a.m. The presentation will inform potential enlisted fleet applicants about attaining a STA-21 college scholarship, including eligibility criteria, application procedures and program deadline. Other officer accession programs will be discussed in brief. Midshipman from Navy ROTC units in Hampton Roads are scheduled to attend and share their experiences. For more information, contact retired Lt. David Boisselle at 352-4757 or dboisselle@regent.edu.

March 2012 advancement exam The March 2012 Navywide Advancement Examinations (Cycle 215) will be administered March 1 for E-6, March 8 for E-5 and March 15 for E-4.Worksheet signing is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Feb. 10, at the PSD Oceana ESO Office.The

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Chapel Schedule of Services Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Oceana Protestant and Catholic Services moved to Dam Neck Annex during the construction. Call 492-6602 for schedule.

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ABH3 Edward I. Ramos directs a C-2 Greyhound from the “Rawhides” of VRC-40 during flight operations on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) Jan. 26. George H.W. Bush is in the Atlantic Ocean conducting carrier qualifications.

BY LT. ANDREW BROD NAS Oceana Chaplain When I was a sophomore in high school I decided to join the cross country team. There were eight guys on the team and the top seven each week would run in the varsity race and the eighth man would run junior varsity. So each week during practice we would determine who the seven fastest guys on the team were,and every week,I came in first place… for the junior varsity team. I was consistently the slowest on the team and proudly carried the title of “captain” of the junior varsity team. What was my problem? Was I a terrible runner,incapable of beating at least one of the other seven? No! My problem is that I ran distracted; I was always worried about other things.Who’s watching me run? Would my parents make it to the races? Are there any pretty girls along the way? Do I look weird in these little shorts? Will they have cinnamon raisin bagels and bananas at the finish line? I didn’t keep my goal in sight and therefor,couldn’t focus on accomplishing my mission. The apostle Paul writes about being distracted,“No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:12). Paul is speaking here of spiritual things; he says he isn’t perfect and he messes up daily but keeps looking to his goal, following Jesus Christ. No matter what your goal is, distractions can keep you from meeting it. Paul suggests that when seeking our goal, we not dwell on the past and we look to the future. When we live in the past, we let past failures and successes alike drag us down.We say.“Look at all I’ve done, and forget to keep going.” Or we say,“Look at what I’ve never been able to do and so I’m not going to try.” So if we learn from our past, take onboard changes we need to make, and press on toward our goal (whatever it may be), we rid ourselves of the distractions. It may make for some apparently difficult choices, such as dropping a friend who is a negative influence, changing a habit, working harder or another difficult task.Yet goals are not reached in a distracted state, but with focus.

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Panetta announces FY-13 budget priorities BY JIM GARAMONE American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Spending priorities in the forthcoming fiscal 2013 defense budget request call for reductions in the end strength of the Army and Marine Corps, an increase in special operations forces and maintaining the number of big-deck carriers, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said in Washington D.C. on Jan. 26. The Pentagon’s budget topline request is set at $525 billion for fiscal 2013 with an additional $88.4 billion for overseas contingency operations — mostly in Afghanistan. This is down from $531 billion and $115 billion, respectively, in this fiscal year. Defense Department officials used the new defense strategy guidance that President Barack Obama announced earlier this month to shape the budget request, the secretary said. The budget seeks to minimize the impact of cuts on personnel accounts. Service members will receive their full pay raises in fiscal 2013 and 2014, Panetta said.“We will achieve some cost savings by providing more limited pay raises beginning in 2015,” he added. Health care is another important benefit, and one that has far outpaced inflation. Changes to health care will not affect active duty personnel or their families, Panetta said. “We decided that to help control growth of health care costs, we are recommending increases in health care fees, co-pays and deductibles for retirees,” he said.“But let me be clear that even after these increases, the cost borne by military retirees will remain below the levels in comparable private-sector plans.” Overall, the request puts DOD on the path to save $259 billion over the next five years and $487 billion over the next 10. Panetta called the budget “a balanced, complete

package” that keeps the American military the pre-eminent force in the world. It is a balanced package, the secretary said, because while some programs are eliminated or delayed, others are increased. The budget looks to re-shape the military to be more agile, quick and flexible that incorporates the lessons learned in 10 years of war, he added. Increasing the number of special operations forces is key to the plan, Panetta said, and special operators will begin to shift back to their traditional pre-9/11 mission of instructing local forces. The request puts the Army on a path to drop to 490,000 soldiers and the Marine Corps to 182,000 Marines over five years. Currently, the two services have 562,000 and 202,000 active-duty members, respectively.The secretary noted this is still higher than the numbers on 9/11. The budget treats the reserve components very carefully, Panetta said.After a decade of being an integral part of America’s wars, the reserve components will not go back to being a strategic Cold War-era reserve.The reserves will be the nation’s hedge against the unexpected, the secretary said. “We are making only marginal reductions in the Army Reserve and Army National Guard, and no reductions in the Marine Corps Reserve,” the secretary said. “The Air Force will make balanced reductions in the Air Guard that are consistent with reductions in the active component and Air Force Reserve.” The request also calls for more base realignments and closures, and a “BRAC-like” authority to recommend changes to military retirement.“But the president and department have made clear that the retirement benefits of those who currently serve will be protected by grandfathering their benefits,” Panetta said. — See Budget Priorities, Page 9


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Navy updates High Year Tenure policy Focus on Sailors From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy announced changes to the High Year Tenure (HYT) policy and the merging of the active and reserve policy into one Total Force policy in NAVADMIN 030/12, released Jan. 25. “High Year Tenure is a vital and effective force management tool we use to properly size and shape the Navy,â€? said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy.“After a thorough review of the policy, we saw a need for updating the policy to keep pace with and support the other force management tools.This change will improve retention and advancement opportunity for top performers.â€? The NAVADMIN outlines several signiďŹ cant changes to HYT. Under the new policy, HYT for E-2 Sailors will be four years, down from six.Additionally, E-3 Sailors will reach HYT at ďŹ ve years vice six, and continuation to eight years for passing a Navywide Advancement Exam has been eliminated. These Sailors would have had a minimum of six opportunities for advancement be-

fore reaching HYT. Policy changes outlined in the NAVADMIN will take effect July 1, 2012. Effective July 1, active and full time support E-2 and E-3 Sailors with active service in excess of these HYT length of service gates must separate by March 31, 2013, unless advanced or waived. HYT waiver procedures can be found in MILPERSMAN 1160-120. Sailors who have been granted a HYT waiver for a speciďŹ c assignment and cannot fulďŹ ll their commitment will have their HYT waiver canceled and will have to separate, transfer to the Reserves or retire. These HYT changes will not affect Sailors who have reached sanctuary, which occurs at 18 years of cumulative active duty.Additionally, nuclear-rated Sailors will be managed separately by their community manager.HYT policy for E-4 through E-9 has not changed. For more details on the HYT changes, read NAVADMIN 030/12 by visiting the Navy Personnel Command website at www.npc.navy.mil.

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AZ1 (AW/SW) Lunathia Powell screens support equipment records for accuracy and completion in preparation for an upcoming Aircraft Maintenance Inspection at FRCMA Oceana. Selected for the Medical Enlisted Commissioning Program, Powell will leave her command in August to become a fulltime nursing student at Norfolk State.

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ceived a great deal of support from her chain of command, speciďŹ cally her MECP mentors, Cmdr. David Thomas, her mentor on USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) and Lt. Carmelo Ayala, her MECP sponsor at the Oceana Branch Health Clinic, who helped prepare and review her ďŹ nal package. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He was referred to me by a corpsman who was stationed on the USS Theodore Roosevelt with me; he screened my record and has been a huge help since I met him,â&#x20AC;? she said of Ayala. Powell is also grateful for the mentorship sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s received during her career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want to personally thank everyone whom has mentored me and inďŹ&#x201A;uenced my naval career,â&#x20AC;? she said. Powell will begin the ďŹ rst step of MECP in August, when she detaches from FRCMA Oceana to attend Norfolk State University fulltime. She is currently scheduled to complete the program and receive her commission by May 2015. Because the Tuition Assistance beneďŹ t is not authorized for use in the program, Powell plans to ďŹ nance her studies using a combination of her Montgomery GI Bill, grants and scholarships. Sailors selected must have at least 30 college credits that can be transferred into a nursing program. Selectees receive beneďŹ ts and pay in their current pay â&#x20AC;&#x201D; See MECP, Page 7


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MECP: Selection allows FRCMA Sailor to return to her passion for nursing — Continued from page 4 grade while enrolled full-time pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). To be commissioned, selectees must complete their BSN within 36 consecutive months or less; attending classes year round at an accredited university or community college within 50 miles of their parent command. After earning her BSN, Powell will receive her nursing license, be commissioned as an ensign in the Nurse Corps and complete Officer Development School in Newport, R.I. She will then be required to serve at least four years active duty and at least 10 years as an officer in order to receive full retirement benefits. In addition to being an outstanding Sailor, Powell is passionate about her community involvement, volunteering numerous hours to Habitat for Humanity and at her children’s schools.“I am a single mother,going to school,working and volunteering; if I can do it, anyone can do it.” Powell works tirelessly to set an example for her children Ja’Bria, 15 and Anthony, 9. She encourages them to do whatever they put their minds to and is leading by example, never giving up on her dreams. “I always tell my children that life has its ups, downs, and even pitfalls, but to get back up. My children are my biggest supporters,” she adds. Powell is a wealth of knowledge about MECP and encourages other Sailors to take advantage of the opportunity.“The number one thing you need is patience. It takes patience, hard work and dedication,”she says.“The hardest part is applying to different schools which can take a great deal of time.” For those who are passionate about it, Powell emphasizes that it’s definitely worth the wait.“Apply to MECP because it’s something you really want to do,not just another commissioning program, and you must love taking care of others, because that’s what nurses do.Whatever your goals are, only you can stop yourself.”

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Virginia Beach firefighters receiving training at Oceana AMEC(AW/SW) David Whaley from Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic instructs city of Virginia Beach firefighters about the hazards of responding to a military aircraft emergency Jan. 24 at NAS Oceana. Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services are working together with Virginia Beach firefighters to coordinate technical expertise as part of continuous training in responding to aircraft emergencies.

STORY/PHOTO MC3 ANTONIO P. TURRETTO RAMOS NAS Oceana Public Affairs Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services are working together with Virginia Beach firefighters to coordinate technical expertise as part of continuous training in responding to aircraft emergencies. The Oceana Fire Department is hosting the city firefighters for training at their facility aboard NAS Oceana, according to Christopher Connelly, battalion chief/training officer for Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services. Firefighters will complete the course that includes instruction about airport familiarization, traffic patterns of aircraft, aircraft rescue and firefighter communications, aircraft familiarization and specific hazards when dealing with civilian and military aircraft. More than 200 firefighters have completed the training since Jan. 3, with the goal of 400 by March 2. Firefighters are being trained three to four days a week in groups of 10 - 16. According to John Heistand, installation training officer at Oceana, the in-service training that the Oceana Fire Department is providing the city firefighters supports efforts to improve the mutual aid between Navy and local first responders. Heistand said the training the firefighters are receiving is a result of past in-service training conducted with other local agencies that addressed each topic separately. “What Chief Connelly is instructing now is taking all those previous lessons, putting them into one, and delivering an outstanding product to the Virginia Beach firefighters,” said Heistand. “It ensures that everyone responding to the incident understands their role,” Heistand added. The efforts ultimately improve the implementation of the National Incident Management System, a command structure put in place by Homeland Security presidential directives 5, 8, and 11 in response to lessons learned from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and later refined in response to

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the lessons learned from hurricane Katrina in 2005, that allows incident commanders to task assets from various first responder agencies to deal with disaster issues accordingly and also share prudent information, according to Heistand. “I felt the training provided by the crews at Oceana was 100 percent beneficial for the members of the Virginia Beach Fire Department,”said Capt.William Bailey from the Virginia Beach Fire Department and retired Navy senior chief. Bailey is among several firefighters to complete the one-day training course on Jan. 24. The training is a combination of a lecture presentation in a classroom setting,and hands on instruction by Oceana Sailors. Firefighters are escorted to one of Oceana’s hangers, where F/A-18 Super Hornet aircraft are maintained. “It was a good experience,” said Chief Aviation Structural Mechanic-Equipment (AW/SW) David Whaley of Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic.“It’s needed because

STORY/PHOTO BY KELLEY STIRLING NAS Oceana Public Affairs Officer Shining lasers at aircraft is against the law, and one Virginia Beach man found out the hard way. Christopher B. Willingham, 28, pled guilty in federal court on Jan. 25 to using a green laser to recklessly endanger pilots flying a Virginia Beach police helicopter.Willingham faces up to 20 years in jail when he is sentenced in May. “I was unaware of the potential hazards,” said Willingham after apologizing to the same pilot who was in the helicopter. Willingham, along with Dean Bryant, special agent in charge of the FBI Norfolk office, Capt. Jim Webb, commanding officer of NAS

they may have to respond to a crash or emergency issue, to which they need the training, so it’s definitely necessary.” Whaley is one of three Sailors who conduct the handson portion of the firefighters’ training, about specific hazards and procedures unique to responding to emergencies involving military aircraft, such as different safety guidelines and how to identify live or training ordinance. “I think the opportunity to interact with the crew; see firsthand the aircraft, learn about the hazards, marking on the field, the signage and the proper communication with the tower I think were immeasurable,” said Bailey. The firefighters are then toured around the runways of Oceana to observe the signs, lights and ground markers to better understand the dynamics of an airport atmosphere. “I think we are better equipped today to deal with a crash on or off base,” said Bailey.

Oceana and Master Police Officer Glenn Sostak, the helicopter pilot involved, spoke at a press conference at NAS Oceana after the federal hearing. This particular case did not involve an F/A-18 from Oceana, but there were 13 incidents of lasers shining at the jets in 2011 and already four times in January, according to Webb. “We want to make sure the public continues to be aware that the shining of lasers at any aircraft,much less the aircraft that are flying out of Oceana, number one is a hazard, but it’s certainly against the law,” said Webb. According to the U.S.Attorney’s Office,federal law criminalizes any activity that recklessly interferes with a person engaged in the authorized operation of an aircraft within

the special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States. “The FBI does not see these types of incidents as a harmless prank,” said Bryant.“We see these situations as criminal acts and we will deal with them as such.They are serious, they’re reckless and they endanger the lives of innocent civilians. In coordination with the U.S. Attorney’s Office, we will investigate… and we will seek prosecution.” Bryant used an example of a medical transport helicopter to describe the potential hazards, saying the extra minutes wasted because of a diversion could be a matter of life or death for the person being transported. “It’s very blinding,”said Sostak.“It can wash — See Lasers Page 11


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Baby won’t wait: NMCP staff help VFA-106 Sailor give birth on lawn

— Continued from page 3 The budget maintains the current U.S. focus in the Central Command region and increases American commitment to the Pacific Command area of operations. The request looks to maintain the Navy’s current 11 aircraft carriers and 10 carrier air wings, Panetta said. It will also maintain the current Marine and Army posture in the Asia-Pacific region, and will base littoral combat ships in Singapore and Bahrain. The budget will eliminate two forwardbased Army heavy brigades in Europe. Instead, brigades will rotate in and out of the area. The United States and European allies also will look to share costs for new capabilities such as the alliance ground surveillance program. The Navy will retire seven older cruisers and two amphibious ships early, and the Air Force will eliminate six tactical air squadrons. The budget sinks more money into technologies to prevail in an anti-access, aerialdenial scenario and will fund the next-generation bomber and modernization of the submarine fleet. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is key to maintaining domain superiority, and the military remains committed to the program, Panetta said.“But in this budget, we have slowed procurement to complete more testing and allow for developmental changes before buying in significant quantities,” he added. The budget will maintain all legs of the nuclear triad — bombers, ICBMs and submarines — and will invest in significantly more capability in the cyber world, Panetta said. Panetta stressed the budget is based on strategy and will shape the force for the future.While the pain of cuts will be felt across the country, he said, it will also ensure a strong, agile military for the future. The budget must pass Congress, and the secretary said he hopes members of Congress understand the strategy and nuances of the budget. “My hope is that when members understand the sacrifice involved in reducing the defense budget by half a trillion dollars, it will convince Congress to avoid sequestration, a further round of cuts that would inflict severe damage to our national defense for generations,” Panetta said.

STORY/PHOTO BY REBECCA A. PERRON Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs

“She was coming much faster than I thought she would,” Minna Seibert said. “All I could think about was the pain. I didn’t realize how many people were around us trying to help. I only knew of the people right in front of me.” A nurse who was leaving the medical

doctors do.” According to Cody, Day told Minna that if she wanted to push she could and that it looked like they were going to have to An off-duty nurse and staff from sevdeliver the baby right there. After a few eral departments at Naval Medical Center minutes, the baby girl — Rylee Payton — Portsmouth sprang into action to help a was born at 3:22 p.m. patient who began to give Day then wrapped the baby in birth on the lawn adjacent to her own jacket, checked the baby’s the parking garage on Jan. 24. airway and placed the baby on MinAviation Structural Mena’s stomach. chanic Airman (AW) Minna Meanwhile, the nurse’s station in Seibert from Strike Fighter Labor and Delivery and the EmerSquadron 106 at NAS Oceana, gency Department had received experienced the early signs word that a woman in labor needed of labor that morning,but did help. Lt. Angela Dicarlo-Meachan, not leave for the hospital unan OB-GYN doctor, and other staff til she felt contractions. Her grabbed a delivery pack that conhusband, Operations Specialtained the medical instruments ist 2nd Class (SW/AW) Cody and supplies they would need and Seibert from USS Iwo Jima ran to the scene, arriving with ER (LHD 7), left work to drive staff just minutes after the baby was her to the hospital,expecting born. that when they sped away “The baby came out crying, but from their Hampton home, had started turning bluish, possithey would get to the hospibly due to the cold,” said Dicarlotal for a routine birth. Meachan. “We clamped and cut Cody said his wife exthe cord and immediately carried perienced contractions the baby inside for an examination, AMAN (AW) Minna Seibert and OS2(SW/AW) Cody Seibert pose while mom was placed on a gurney throughout the drive, and for a photo with their daughter Rylee and Lt. Angela Dicarlo- and was taken to a delivery room to she squeezed his hand with Meachan, a Naval Medical Center Portsmouth obstetrician, who finish the birthing process.” every one, turning it white responded to the emergency and assisted with Rylee’s birth, by the time they arrived at Once inside, baby Rylee was givwhich took place on the front lawn of NMCP on Jan. 24. NMCP. He located a parking en a thorough examination after spot just inside the garage on exposure to the cold and the lessthe ground floor and parked. than-sanitary conditions. Every test Then her water broke. center after her shift was walking nearby she received came back showing a picture “I didn’t notice her water break, but af- and thought the person on the ground of perfect health for the 6-pound, 9-ounce ter we got out of the truck, she said she might be having a heart attack. newborn. Mom and baby were separated couldn’t walk, so I threw her bag back “My nurse senses kicked in when I saw for less than an hour. into the truck and tried to carry her in her on the ground,” said Cmdr. Rhonda “This was my first baby to deliver,” Day the ‘ready position,’” Cody said.“But after Day, a nurse anesthetist in NMCP’s Operat- said.“I will never forget this — I’ll never walking 50 feet, she asked me to put her ing Room.“I went over to ask if they need- get over the idea of the event. I’m very down. She said the baby was coming, and ed assistance and someone said,‘She’s hav- glad it all turned out ok.” she didn’t want the baby to fall on the ing a baby.’When I peeked around a jacket “It was definitely an experience I’ll nevground.” that was being held in front of her, I saw er forget, especially Rhonda,” Cody said.“I Cody helped his wife get into the birth- the baby crowning. held my wife’s hand and helped the nurse. ing position as bystanders either ran to “I took off my jacket, threw my stuff on This is the most intense thing I’ve ever get help or tried to shield the couple the ground, rolled up my sleeves and be- done.” with their jackets. Despite a mild Janu- gan to deliver the baby with the husband’s “This was really crazy,” Minna added. “I ary temperature in the 60s, according to help,” Day continued.“I had been a Labor didn’t think her birth would happen like Cody, they knew mom and baby would be and Delivery nurse at NMCP from 2000 to this. This probably means she’ll be an atsusceptible to the cold and needed some 2002 and had watched many deliveries, so tention getter. And now what a story we sense of privacy. I mimicked the actions I had seen the OB have to tell her when she’s older.”


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AIRLANT SOYs: One of top Sailors served at VFA-106 — Continued from page 1 Glastonbury, Conn., she lives in Fleming Island, Fla. with her husband and son. Stout enlisted in the Navy in 1998. Johnson was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 106 at NAS Oceana, where she served as the leading petty officer for the squadron’s aviation equipment work center. Her responsibilities included leading a team in maintaining 60 aircraft and aviation survival equipment for 130 air crew. Born in Dallas, she joined the Navy in 1998, and lives in Virginia Beach with her husband and three sons. She recently transferred to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). Both Sailors will advance to the next selection process to determine the Sailors of the Year for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. The other finalists for Sea Sailor of the Year included Master-at-Arms 1st Class

Tony L.Burrell,Logistics Specialist 1st Class Aretha A. Gipson, Naval Air Crewman 1st Class James M. Haydu and Logistics Specialist 1st Class Jason W. Luedke. The other finalist for Shore Sailor of the Year included Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Phillip W. Boykin, Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1st Class Hector R. Ontiveros, Logistics Specialist 1st Class Angela M.Talleyminor and Naval Air Crewman 1st Class Nicholas D.Wood. Branch praised each of the candidates. “I have been in our business for quite a few years, so I’ve seen a lot, and I’m not easily impressed. But let me be the first one to say that this group of Sailors is exceptional. Each of you have already won — your commands have selected you to represent them as the very best of the best.Your presence here is proof of your individual accomplishments, and I salute you all.”

PR1(AW) Maria E. Johnson, formerly stationed at VFA106, is presented the award for Commander, Naval Air Force, Atlantic Shore Sailor of the Year by Rear Adm. Ted N. Branch, commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic, during a ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk Jan. 26. Stout, who recently transferred to USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69), was one of five Sailors competing for the award, which recognizes Sailors for their outstanding leadership, knowledge and performance at their shore command. Photo by MC2 Timothy Walter

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in repeating this event should the opportunity arise. “We are getting a new female naval flight officer soon, and we can’t wait for her to join us as we continue to make history as naval aviators,” she said. Carl Vinson and CVW-17 are conducting maritime theater security operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.

PHOTO RIGHT: Air control officer Lt. Nydia Williams (l), radar operator Lt. j.g. Ashley Ellison, plane commander Lt. Cmdr. Tara Refo, pilot Lt. Ashley Ruic and mission commander Lt. Cmdr. Brandy Jackson, all assigned to VAW-125, pose for a photo on Jan. 25, before flying the first all-female-crewed combat mission in an E-2C Hawkeye aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Photo by MC2 James R. Evans

Lasers: shining at local military, civilian aircraft growing problem — Continued from page 8 out the instrument panel, so for precautionary reasons, we would break off and get away from the light.” The same thing happens in a jet. Both the military jets and the police helicopters have systems on board that can help locate where the laser is coming from, according to Webb. “We actively seek out those offenders, we do have systems on the aircraft that help us locate them, and we do have a great relationship with the city of Virginia Beach and the police department, whereby we can communicate immediately with those individuals,” said Webb.“And we can Following a press conference at NAS Oceana Jan. 25, Oceana Commanding Officer Capt. Jim Webb speaks with Christopher B. Willingham, who recently pled guilty for a federal charge of shining a laser at an aircraft. After apologizing to the pilot, Willingham recognized that people need to be educated on the dangers of this action. Webb agreed and hopes his story will make it to the oceanfront this summer, where many of the laser incidents occur.

get the proper authorities to investigate.” Virginia Beach City Council recently requested a state code to make it illegal in the state of Virginia for any person to shine a laser at an aircraft.This legislation is currently being considered by state lawmakers and if it passes, local authorities would be able to bring charges against someone shining a laser at any aircraft. Willingham’s case is the first in the Hampton Roads area to be heard, but it is not expected to be the last. “So if you know anybody out there that’s doing this or has done it or knows anybody with lasers, they need to be educated,”said Willingham.“And it needs to stop.”

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Call: (757) 222-3990 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Furniture-Household ALL Furniture 50-80% off! Euro Top Mattress Sets $99 6pc cherry Bedroom Sets $299! 6pc Microfiber Living Room Sets $499! Furnish Your Entire Home (3 Rooms) $999! 757-633-7474 Can deliver Layaway available

Automobiles for Sale

The Raleigh Police Department

1998 Buick Regal 160,000 miles Nice first car 4 HS/Coll Student $3800 OBO 757 912 1093

is currently accepting applications for the upcoming basic police academy that is tentatively scheduled for July 16, 2012.

Sport Utility Vehicles

Individuals who are interested in applying can go online at www.joinraleighpd.org to find more information about the Raleigh Police Departmentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hiring process, as well as download the application which can be mailed directly to the Recruiting Office.

Can deliver. 877-2075 Articles For Sale

For sale: washer and dryer excelent condition both for $75 or $40 each call 471-7051

For Rent-Va. Beach Apts

Solid oak bedroom set, queen bed, dresser w/mirror, chest,$895. 757-927-2524

Hilltop, very nice 1BR fully furn. apt., $750/mo. assigned parking, avail Feb. 2 pickup flyer at 220 N Oceana Blvd. Call 406-5941 or 721-4072

Jewelry & Watches

For Rent-House (All)

2CT Engagement Ring - Gorgeous Princess cut round baguette 14k yellow gold, size 7. Store warranty incl. w/purchase, asking $1500. Call 757-270-7988

Moyock, NC- home for rent. Close to VA bases. 1,500 SqFt/3BR/2BA/1 acr. Pets ok, invis. fence set up. Wood flrs, appliances incl, nice yard with shed. $1,200/mo. 252-267-6400

55 gallon & 120 gallon fish tank with stand. Please call for prices 760-707-3134 Frigidaire cooking range. White. Good condition. $100.00 Call hmpt 850-1947 S.B. radial tires, P-215 60R/16, for Toyotas, GC $40 ea.; (757) 867-8963. Used Kenmore Clothes Dryer, front loader good condition, white. Asking $250. Call 757-224-1737 WWII Relics. Retired Vet seeks WWII helmets, medals, daggers, etc. 757-869-1739

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Bosch Gas European convection range. Never used. Still in box.$995.00. 252-414-0928.

50 cement blocks great for building or boarders $1.00 ea or best offer. 757-855-4840.

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