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APRIL 19, 2012
SERVING NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA
DAM NECK ANNEX
Oceana hosts SAPR victim advocates conference STORY/PHOTO BY MC3 ANTONIO P. TURRETTO RAMOS NAS Oceana Public Affairs
VFA-131 SAILOR EARNS CNO SOY
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PAGE 8 Celebrate the Month of the Military Child with Military FamilyStyle Iron Chef and Spring Fling, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Main Gate Park. Free event includes games, face painting, inﬂatables. Free pony rides, 11 a.m. to noon. Concessions will be sold. Judging and awards begins at
1:45 p.m. More information at 433-3976.
NAS Oceana Fleet and Family Support Center sponsored an all hands training for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) victim advocates in Hampton Roads, April 12, at the Oceana theater.The training was part of the observance of the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), held annually in April. “I can think of no other job that provides the level of comfort and the level of care that a volunteer can possibly give, then to be there at a time somebody is most fragile,” said NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis. As the foundation of victim services, SAPR victim advocates receive 30 hours of initial training and 10 hours of refresher training annually.Victim advocates are part of an installation watchbill and are available 24/7 to respond immediately to victims of sexual assault. “For me, being a SAPR advocate is having as much information as possible to be able to pass on to my Sailors, esTo bring awareness that the month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), Capt. pecially being in a leadership role, having the opportunity Bob Geis, NAS Oceana commanding ofﬁcer, kicks of the 3rd annual Sexual Assault Prevention to have them come to me, and me be able to provide them & Response (SAPR) Victim Advocate Conference for the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region, April 12, at Oceana’s theater. Fleet and Family Support Center at NAS Oceana sponsored the conference, designed to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate the community about — See Conference Page 3 prevention.
Navy continues support for residents; cleanup continues at crash site From Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs The Navy is continuing to support residents displaced by the April 6 aircraft accident at the Mayfair Mews Apartments in Virginia Beach and clean-up work continues at the site in coordination with federal, state, city and local agencies. The Navy began helping residents on April 13 whose household goods are undamaged, but in apartments scheduled for demolition, to pack up and store their belongings.The Navy arranged for a local moving company to conduct the moves and store their household goods at no cost to the
residents for 90 days. On April 14, the Navy arranged for residents whose homes are considered total losses to visit the site and view video of their homes, if desired, for closure.In addition,ﬁreﬁghters assisted in the identiﬁcation and possible recovery of heirloom items requested by those residents. Residents whose apartments were unaffected by the accident were allowed to brieﬂy enter their residences onApril 16 to retrieve items necessary to live and work for the short term. A meeting is planned this week with the residents to reafﬁrm the Navy’s commitment and to communicate how the compensation and relo-
cation processes work. Last week, the Navy issued approximately $149,000 in emergency funds to residents to cover short-term expenses such as housing, meals and clothing. Residents who have additional questions or who have not yet requested emergency compensation or ﬁled claims for property damage should contact the Navy’s Information Assistance Call Center at 866-345-8179 or 757-444-4557.The call center will remain open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until further notice. — See Crash site Page 4
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The COnnection Line has made a change! For questions, suggestions, compliments or concerns about services provided on board NAS Oceana, now e-mail OceanaPAO@navy.mil. However, the best and fastest way to resolve a problem is through your chain of command or with the organization directly involved. Please be brief and to the point when using the COnnection Line. Capt. Bob Geis will reply through this column, since topics may be of interest to other readers.
BASE BRIEFS » » »» » »»»»»»» Swim lessons Registration for swim lessons at NAS Oceana has begun. The cost is $35 for military families or $40 for DoD civilians. All lessons will be at the Feet Wet Pool, behind the ofﬁcers’ club. Parent and child lessons will be offered July 16 to July 8 or July 14 to Aug. 5.Times are 9 - 9:45 a.m. or 10 - 10:45 a.m. Children must be between 6 months and 5 years old and a parent is required to be in the pool with the child. Regular lessons will be held June 18 - 29, July 2 - 13 and July 16 - 27.Times are 8 - 8:50 a.m. for levels four and ﬁve; 9 - 9:50 a.m. for levels two and three or 10 - 10:50 a.m. for level one. Children must be at least 5 years old on or
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I’ve recently had a question in the COnnection line asking about bumper stickers and our policy regarding political bumper stickers. As for political bumper stickers, federal law and DoD regulations permit you to support a candidate with a bumper sticker on your car. However, keep in mind that if any bumper sticker — political or apolitical— contains profanity or obscenity, I do have the authority to ask that the sticker be removed and/or bar the vehicle entry to the base.Also, commissioned ofﬁcers must remember that Article 88 of the UCMJ prohibits them from using “contemptuous words” against President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense, any secretary of a military department, the Secretary of Homeland Security, Congress or the governor/legislature of any state. With this being a major election year, it is a good time to remind our military and government civilians about their limitations and rights when it comes to political activity. Members of the armed forces are governed by DoD Directive 1344.10. DoD civilians are governed by The Hatch Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 7321-26.
Permissible activities for members of the armed forces
litical candidates and issues • Promote and encourage others to vote (in general, not for a particular candidate or issue) • Join a partisan or nonpartisan political club and attend its meetings (not in uniform) • Serve as an election ofﬁcial (many caveats here, including prior approval by the Secretary of the Navy) • Sign a petition as a private citizen • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper expressing personal views (must include a disclaimer if letter identiﬁes person as member of armed forces) • Make monetary contributions to a political organization, party or committee • Display a political bumper sticker on their private vehicles • Attend partisan and nonpartisan political fundraising activities, meetings, rallies, debates, conventions or activities as a spectator when not in uniform and no inference or appearance of ofﬁcial sponsorship, approval or endorsement can reasonably be drawn • Participate in the Federal Voting Assistance Program — See Political activities, Page 10
• Register, vote and express a personal opinion on po-
before the start of class for levels one to ﬁve. For more information, contact the Flightline Fitness Center at 4332049/2695.
Information from the school liaison ofﬁcer
Chapel Schedule of Services Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Oceana
Protestant Catholic Numerous PCS moves will take place as summer apSunday Mass – Mon-Thurs, proaches and parents want the move for their children to Sunday School 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. their new schools to be as smooth as possible.The Navy Worship (main chapel) Sun. Mass 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m. has nearly 50 school liaison ofﬁcers (SLO) all over the 10:40 a.m. world and they are invaluable when it comes to navigating a new school system. If you’re going to PCS, contact Chapel by the Sea, Dam Neck - 492-6602 John Hammer at 433-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org to Contemporary Protestant Confession Saturday 4 p.m. be put in touch with the SLO at the next new duty station. Worship Sunday 9 a.m. Catholic Worship 5 p.m. Forty states have joined the Interstate Compact on EdNaval Station Norfolk ucational Opportunity for Military Children, designed to make transition easier for the children of military families Jewish Services - Fri - 7:30 p.m., Naval Station Norfolk - 444-7361 so that they are afforded the same opportunities for edu- Islamic Services - Fri - 1:30 p.m., Masjid al Da’waj 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) cational success as other children.To learn more information and to see which states have adopted the compact Contact Chaplains: NAS Oceana at 433-2871 FRC Oceana at 4339286, CVW-1 at 433-3676 CVW-7 at 433-2247, CVW-8 at 433-2420, visit the website at www.mic3.net. CVW-3 at 433-2098, CVW-17 at 433-2481/2313
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Conference: Speakers, presentation Corner raised awareness of sexual assault
It’s all about the hookup: Respect from God’s perspective BY LT. PAUL GREER NAS Oceana Chaplain Liberty, port calls, working hard and playing hard.It seems to be the stereotypical Navy way of life from time gone by; but there is an ugly side of overindulgence, alcohol abuse and hooking up that has emerged and led to increases in the area of sexual assault. As a chaplain, I have dealt with victims, offenders, the accused and families affected by sexual assault. We conduct annual training, our leadership creates a strong atmosphere of zero tolerance, yet they continue. One of the things I thought of during “Sexual Assault Awareness Month”is that chaplains not only play a role in conﬁdential care and advisement, but have a relevant, faith-based message to offer in the prevention of sexual assault. It all begins with the scriptures and a divine perspective on human dignity. Think about this for a minute,what if someone said, your mother, sister, son or daughter, husband or wife was just a piece of meat for the gratiﬁcation of others? Those would be ﬁghting words where I come from.Yet, too often, with a very loose sexual society, we go on the port call, to the club or hook up on the weekend with the mentality that the person we have an eye for exists for our own gratiﬁcation.Sexual assaults come from this narcissistic baseline, which devalues the human dignity and worth of another for selﬁsh means and sexual gratiﬁcation at the expense of another’s security, self-esteem, mental and physical health, leaving lifelong scars. The targeted person in essence becomes prey and is devalued and treated as a piece of meat by the predator. Every shipmate, person we contact and sexual assault victim is someone’s mother or father, brother or sister, son or daughter.They have value and worth and should be treated as such. Let’s make sure we esteem others higher than ourselves and there will be a restoration of the human dignity we each deserve. So what does the faith community have to say about all of this? Now I don’t want to offer a boring theological lesson, but a baseline must be established. God operates out of respect. God created mankind in — See Respect, Page 11
— Continued from page 1 unrestricted reports, the most common age of sexual asguidance whether SAPR is something they would like to sault victims for ﬁscal year 2011 was 20 - 24 and paygrades be involved in or if sexual assault is something that has E1-E4. happened to them,” said Lt. j.g. Jaclyn Hoch, a pilot and The guest speaker, Steve Thompson, sexual aggression SAPR victim advocate from Helicopter Sea Combat Squad- service director at Central Michigan University, educated ron (HSC) 28 at Naval Station Norfolk. the SAPR advocates about common mistakes made by reA portion of training included an improv show,”Sex Sig- sponders and how to question a victim appropriately. nals,”that focused on testing and changing the perspective Thompson’s work with sexual assault victims began of the crowd, a majority of which were SAPR advocates. in the 1970s while completing his graduate work. While “Sex Signals” uses a mix of adult comedy and plausible teaching martial arts to college students in an effort to presituations to engage vent attacks, he heard the crowd in an interfrom a student who active performance. was attacked and it moEach person in the tivated him to pursue audience was given a a career in the ﬁeld. “stop”sign hand sigThompson became a nal and instructed to Federal Bureau of Input the sign up when vestigation (FBI) proﬁlthey sensed the acer in 1990 in sexual astors were approachsault perpetrators and ing a questionable developed a sequence scenario. Between of events that leads to each scene in the skit, sexual assault: the actors of “Sex Sig1.Target Selection nals” questioned the 2.Approach/evaluaSAPR victim advotion cate’s judgement and 3. Separation Photo by MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos explored what could 4.Attempt to coerce and should be done if Performers of “Sex Signals,” an interactive show by Catharsis Produc5. Intimidation tions, aimed at preventing sexual assault, perform improve skits durany Sailor found them6. Sexual violation ing the 3rd annual Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (SAPR) Victim selves in a similar risky 7 .Termination Advocate Conference for the Navy Mid-Atlantic Region April 12 at the situation. Thompson stressed Oceana theater. Fleet and Family Support Center at Oceana sponsored The DOD’s sexual as- the conference which is designed to raise public awareness about sexual the importance of vicsault policy states that violence and to educate the community about prevention. tim support and the this crime has no place need to change peoin the United States ple’s perspective on armed forces. Each week in April has a different theme sexual assault. with the overall message for this year’s SAAM is the indi“What can we do to in order to create an environment vidual responsibility of all service members to recognize that’s better for those people [sexual assault victims]? and prevent sexual assault and stresses that sexual assault What can you do in the Navy?... It starts with one. I get affects Navy readiness. of tired of people saying,‘but I’m just one voice.’ It’s one “It affects everyone,” said Colleen Charlton, site lead for voice that’s changed everything!...It starts with you!” said Oceana and Dam Neck Annex Fleet and Family Support Thompson. Center.“When there’s a sexual assault on the command,it’s First observed in 2001,SAAM 2012 includes four themes: not only the victim. It’s the perpetrator that’s involved, the “Hurts One” “Affects All,”“Prevention is Everyone’s Duty,” command leadership is involved, the base gets involved. and “We Will Not Tolerate Sexual Assault.”The overall mesIt affects a lot of people...and the more information and sage of SAAM is designed to raise public awareness to sexprevention techniques that they can come up with, the ual violence and educate the community about prevenbetter. Hopefully the numbers will go down.” tion. SAAM also helps further the evolution of the military According to the DOD Annual Report on Sexual Assault into an environment that collectively works to prevent in the Military, in ﬁscal year 2011, there were 1.6 sexual sexual assault. Sexual assault prevention and response is a assault reports per 1,000 Sailors in the Navy. Unrestricted top priority for all military leaders,personnel and civilians. report of sexual assault by service member involvement For additional information about the SAPR program, visshowed 56 percent of sexual assaults are service member it http://www.sapr.navy.mil/ or contact Fleet and Family on service member and 88 percent of sexual assault vic- Support Center Oceana Sexual Assault Response Coorditims are female in the armed forces as a whole. Based on nator Debbie Sanders at 433-2912.
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Crash site: Navy working with local, state, federal agencies for cleanup it. The regulatory agencies are being consulted as part of this process. The Navyâ€™s environmental remediation contractor continued to conduct site inspections on April 12, looking for remaining evidence and debris, preparing for the demolition of the damaged buildings, and cleanup of apartments in undamaged buildings (based on EPAâ€™s recommendations). Cleanup and site restoration are expected to continue over the coming weeks. The aircraft parts and debris were removed from the site April 11 and transported to NAS Oceana as the mishap investigation continues.
â€” Continued from page 1 The Navy has begun hazard abatement and the restoration of the site and is working with the Environmental Protection Agency, Virginia Department Emergency Management, the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia Beach Health Department. Air and soil sampling at the crash site have found no environmental concerns with the building rubble and a very limited amount of contaminated soil. Sampling of both debris and soil will be conducted prior to removal to categorize the waste and identify the appropriate facility to receive
Applicants sought for Medical Service Corps BY MCSN KEN INGRAM Naval Personnel Command Public Affairs
listed personnel to obtain a commission as a MSC ofďŹ cer in health care administration, environmental health, industrial hygiene, pharmacy, physician assistant, or radiation health, according to the message. Applications for the program are due no later than Aug. 20. Submission criteria can be found in OPNAVINST 1420.1A (chapters 1, 2, and 6). For complete information, see NAVADMIN 078/08 at www.npc.navy.mil.
MILLINGTON,Tenn (NNS) â€” The Navy announced requirements for the Medical Service Corps (MSC) In-service Procurement Program (IPP) in NAVADMIN 078/08, released March 26. The MSC IPP provides a path for qualiďŹ ed and career motivated active duty en-
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Dispose of medications at NMCPâ€™s Drug Take-Back Day From Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Public Affairs Naval Medical Center Portsmouthâ€™s main pharmacy will participate in â€œPrescription Drug Take-Back Dayâ€?April 28. Active duty service members, retirees, family members and staff can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the medical centerâ€™s main pharmacy in Portsmouth. Ridding the home of old medications also prevents drug abuse and theft. Patrons may bring their medications for disposal to the pharmacyâ€™s counseling window, Bldg. 2, 2nd ďŹ‚oor, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The service is free and anonymous; no questions will be asked. This is the ďŹ rst time NMCP has participated in the Drug Take-Back Day. Last October,Americans turned in 377,080 pounds
(188.5 tons) of prescription drugs at more than 5,300 sites operated by the DEA and nearly 4,000 state and local law enforcement partners. In its three previous TakeBack events, the DEA and its partners took in almost a million pounds â€” nearly 500 tons â€” of pills. Unused and expired medicines in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are high, as are accidental poisonings and overdoses. Studies show most abused prescription drugs are obtained from family, friends and the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines â€” ďŹ‚ushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash â€” are safety and health hazards.
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PR1(AW) Maria Johnson from VFA-131 is overcome with emotion as Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mark Ferguson announces that she is the 2011 Chief of Naval Operations Naval Shore Activity Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Johnson was nominated for the award while assigned to VFA-106.
VFA-131 Sailor earns top honor
CNO Shore Activities Sailor of the Year announced BY LT. CMDR. CHRIS SERVELLO VCNO Public Affairs
WASHINGTON (NNS) — The vice chief of naval operations (VCNO) announced the winner of the CNO Shore Activities Sailor of the Year (SOY) during a ceremony at the Pentagon,April 13. Adm. Mark Ferguson awarded Aircrew Survival Equipmentman (PR) 1st Class (AW) Maria Johnson of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, as this year’s winner. Johnson, who won the award for her time in VFA-106, received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal at the ceremony and will be meritoriously advanced to chief petty ofﬁcer (CPO) later this year. Joining Johnson as a SOY ﬁnalist were Navy Diver 1st Class Andrew Strause, assigned to Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan Regional Maintenance Center, Detachment Sasebo; Fire Controlman 1st Class William Stanford II, assigned to Training Support Center, Great Lakes; and Aviation Support Equipment Technician 1st Class Joel Pahati, assigned to Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Detachment Sigonella. Each of the candidates received a Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal from the
VCNO during the ceremony. “These Sailors represent the great diversity of talent and experience in our Navy today,” said Ferguson.“They serve with pride and distinction, and I am honored to call them shipmates. They are the best this nation has to offer.” Johnson, a native of Dallas,Texas, said she was grateful to her family, the CPOs of VFA 131 and 106, and her chain of command for their mentorship and support. In her brief remarks,she described her fellow ﬁnalists as “awesome” and said she was proud to share the stage with such great Sailors. Adm. Elmo Zumwalt initiated the Sailor of the Year program in 1972, to recognize the outstanding Atlantic and Paciﬁc Fleet Sailors. The following year, the Shore Sailor of the Year program was introduced. Each year, every Navy ship, station and command around the world chooses its Sailor of the Year based on leadership, professionalism dedication, and superior performance. These selectees compete against recipients from other commands competing at higher and higher echelons until the Navy’s four ﬁnest are chosen and only one selected as the CNO Shore Activities SOY.
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Rating change may strengthen career BY MC3 ANDREA PEREZ Navy Personnel Command Public Affairs MILLINGTON,Tenn. (NNS) — Rating conversion allows career-minded Sailors in overmanned ratings to stay Navy and helps shape the force to meet future manning requirements, officials said,April 16. “If a Sailor is in a rating where promotion is stifled at the present time, converting to a different rating can open up significant advancement opportunities,” said Master Chief Navy Counselor David Duncan, enlisted community manager,Bureau of Naval Personnel and rating conversion veteran. Duncan first enlisted as a Radioman before converting to his current rate. Today, Sailors can apply for rating conversion during their Perform to Serve (PTS) negotiation window. When Sailors with less than 14 years of service are within 12 months of their end of active obligated service (as extended) date, they must compete for a PTS quota to continue their career. The Fleet Rating Identification Engine-PTS (FR-PTS) provides Sailors with billet availability information in their current rating and other ratings one might qualify for, based on their year group (YG) and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery score. According to Duncan, when an individual enters the Navy, they may not be assigned the rating they initially wanted and conversion gives them an opportunity to try something different. It also gives Sailors the chance to discover new skill sets and talents. To date,thousands of Sailors have converted to different ratings, allowing the Navy to keep Sailors who are committed to a career in the Navy.
Sailors considering conversion can ask their career counselor to review the YG manning for the rating which they would like to convert to. “They have to do their homework. Understanding what your year group manning is in your current rating and knowing what the year group manning is for the rating that you’re looking to convert into is a good start,” said Duncan.“You really have to look and if there’s something that leaves you scratching your head,talk with your career counselor.” Per MILPERSMAN 1440-010, requests for conversion to ratings that are properly manned, will only be considered on a case-by-case basis and requests for conversion to overmanned ratings will not be considered. On PTS applications where“willing to convert”is selected, a member will be considered for in-rate reenlistment prior to being reviewed for conversion. On applications where “conversion only” is selected, the member will be reviewed only for conversion. A Sailor’s command career counselor can assist them in understanding the benefits of reviewing their YG information and provide Sailors with guidance throughout the FR-PTS process. “Many years back, we didn’t always see a conversion as a positive thing,” said Duncan.“Now days we have got to look at conversion and know that it’s the way things have to be for us to stay up to speed and keep the same good people in uniform.” For more information, visit the conversion Web Page on the Navy Personnel Command website, www.npc.navy. mil/CAREER/CAREERCOUNSELING/Pages/Conversions. aspx.
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‘Checkmates’ on deployment
Navy installations prepare for hurricane season through April 27 From U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the “Checkmates” of VFA-211 lands aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) April 10. Enterprise is deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation efforts and support missions, as part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Photo by MC3 Scott Pittman
NORFOLK, Va. (NNS) — Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander,Navy Installations Command (CNIC) are conducting a hurricane preparedness exercise, HURREX/Citadel Gale 12, April 16 - 27. The purpose of this annual exercise is to prepare the Navy to respond to weather threats to U.S. coastal regions, and to maintain its ability to deploy naval forces even under the most adverse weather conditions. HURREX/Citadel Gale 12 will involve two simulated storm systems developing and intensifying to hurricane strength, threatening the Caribbean Islands, East Coast and Gulf Coast regions. All Navy commands with personnel in these regions will participate, to include reviewing and exercising heavy weather instructions and procedures, and accounting for Sailors and Navy families in the affected regions through the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS). There is no U.S. Navy ship movement associated with HURREX/ Citadel Gale 12. To obtain more information and resources about HURREX/Citadel Gale 12, visit http://www.public.navy.mil/usff/Pages/disaster_preparedness.aspx.
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Notable improvements and additions to the NAS Oceana Chapel of the Good Shepherd since its original dedication Nov. 24, 12957
Following renovations, Oceana chapel ready to serve military community
• Bell Tower and Sanctuary: Wings of Gold were dedicated Nov. 28,1968, to remember all who have died in the service of the nation. Given by the wives of NAS Oceana. • Main Sanctuary: Chapel organ was dedicated June 13, 1971, in memory of those from NAS Oceana and naval aviation who have given their lives in the service of the nation. Given by the chapel community. • Sanctuary: Arc and Torah were dedicated July 28, 1988, to provide for Jewish personnel. Given by the Philadelphia Jewish Welfare Board and the Virginia community.
BY CATHY HEIMER Jet Observer Photo by MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
Following the rededication, members of the Knights of Columbus admire the white marble altar and statue in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, behind the main sanctuary. The organization located the altar and arranged transportation from a 110-year-old chapel in New York, which is now closed.
TOP: Mismatched and worn carpet covers the main sanctuary before the renovations. The pews, some held together with metal strips, were also removed and sent away for reﬁnishing and repairs, while the cushions were cleaned. BOTTOM: The stained glass windows, dulled by age and leaking down onto the concrete walls, were replaced and the walls received a coat of paint. Photos by MC2 Terah Mollise
ﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope prepared the cut the ribbon to open the renovated facility. “I can’t think of a more appropriate time to reenter and reSince ﬁrst opening its doors on Nov.24,1957,the NAS Oceana dedicate this 55-year old structure,”said Chope, as he welcomed Chapel of the Good Shepherd has hosted thousands of Protes- guests back to the chapel the day before Good Friday. tant and Catholic services,weddings,communions,Bible school, Chope emphasized how the project was “the culmination of funerals and other events. But at nearly 55 years old, the chapel, teamwork that we pride ourselves on here at Oceana.” including the main sanctuary and the Blessed Sacrament ChaThe teamwork included the Religious Ministries Department, pel, were showing their age.The old heating and air condition- Public Works Department, Judge Advocate General Corps, Maing system strained to keep up, rines stationed at Oceana, and stained glass windows were the local chapter of the Knights dulled by time, cracking and of Columbus. peeling of the paint revealed Miller had a special presenthe walls underneath, wooden tation for two organizations pews were scuffed, dented and which were instrumental in dinged — some were held tothe project. Pieces of the forgether by metal strips,the leaky mer copper rooﬁng were roof was long beyond what shaped into a cross and framed patching could repair and the for presentation to the Public carpeting and linoleum were Works Department, its staff worn and stained from the and contractors, who were reconstant ﬂow of parishioners sponsible for the majority of in and out of the chapel. Even the renovations, as well as the the fabric covering the altar Knights of Columbus, who in the main chapel was rotted were responsible for the new down to bare threads,revealing white marble altar,communion the particle board underneath. During the rededication ceremony, Military Archdioceses Vicar table and tiles in the Blessed Although some of the work, for Veterans Affairs Bishop Richard B. Higgins blesses the chapel Sacrament Chapel, located on such as the new heating and air with holy water, as Oceana Chaplain Lt. Les Sikorski assists him. the other side of the main sancPhotos by MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos conditioning, was completed tuary. The 110-year-old altar, in early 2011 while the chatransported from a now-closed pel remained open, the more church in New York, brought extensive exterior and interior work, including asbestos remov- together Marines stationed at Oceana with the chaplains for a al, required closing the chapel doors for the duration. In early self help project.After the altar was installed, the chaplains creDecember, at the height of one of Christian ministries’ busiest ated a time capsule of sorts, placing the April 5 issues of the times, the Oceana chapel shifted all services to the Dam Neck Jet Observer and The Flagship into the marble base before the Annex Chapel by the Sea and to the Center for Naval Aviation Marines helped place the heavy stone top on it.The Marines also Technical Training Unit Oceana and work began in earnest to assisted with placing the new stone statues in the chapels. bring the facility “back to life.” For Miller, the renovation is a chance for the chapel to“have a Four months of renovations meant four months of the entire greater footing in the community.” chapel stafﬁng working out of temporary ofﬁces at Dam Neck Miller explained,“We’re not only trying to bring this chapel Annex chapel — throughout the busy Christmas holidays and back, but forward, as the center of the community. Certainly for through most of Lent. But with the majority of work completed, the community of the faithful but also for people who are dothe Chapel of the Good Shepherd was formally rededicated dur- ing commissioning, retirements, weddings,” all things which are ing Holy Week on the morning of April 12, followed by Holy important to the military community. Thursday service at 7 p.m. The rededication also featured a slide show of the chapel “This has been a real adventure,” said NAS Oceana Command throughout the years, including the progress of the renovation Chaplain Cmdr. Vinson Miller, as he and Oceana Executive Of- project, shown on the newly-installed audio visual system with
• Statue: The Good Shepherd was dedicated on October 1991, in the memory of Lt. Cmdr. Donald A. Lovelace, a naval aviator killed in the Battle of Midway. Given by his daughter. • Bell Tower: Carillon bells were dedicated Nov. 7,1993. Given by members of the chapel community.
Dedicated on April 5,2012
NAS Oceana Executive Ofﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope and Oceana Command Chaplain Cmdr. Vinson Miller ofﬁcially open the Oceana Chapel of the Good Shepherd April 5. The 55–year-old chapel has been closed for the last four months while undergoing a massive renovation project, including new alters, ﬂooring, stained glass windows and more. The rededication coincided with Holy Week and the chapel’s ﬁrst service was Holy Thursday at 7 p.m. April 5. Photos by MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
its drop-down screen. With the new system, Miller sees the renovation as being able to support commands that need a large area for training or ceremonies.To further facilitate military ceremonies, a new display of ﬂags from all military branches and the U.S. ﬂag, are posted in the chapel. Miller also recognized another aspect of the teamwork that contributed to the renovation.“This has been an unusual place in my experience, in that Protestants and Catholics come together in so many ways. This is an amazing team.” One member of that team provided for the new painting of the chapel walls and ceiling.The chaplains also put their skills to use with many self-help projects throughout both sanctuaries. Representing the Military Archdioceses, Bishop Richard B. Higgins, vicar for veterans affairs, performed the blessing of the chapel, with the sprinkling of holy water throughout the main sanctuary. Higgins, a retired Air Force colonel, well understood the magnitude of a renovation project, as he shared his own experiences at a chapel at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. Providing the benediction was Rev. Steven B. Doan, chairman
of the National Conference of Ministry to the Armed Forces.The retired Army lieutenant colonel was also the endorsing agent for Miller to enter the Navy Chaplains Corps.“I’m honored to see you all here today, afﬁrming the goodness of this chapel and what you have here at Oceana is marvelous,” said Doan. Following the formal ceremony, Chope joined in the tour of the chaNAS Oceana pel. “Having been away from here Command for many years, to come back here Chaplain Cmdr. Vinson Miller at the culmination of many efforts, it removes the fabric truly is remarkable,” said Chope. covering the parAs visitors admired the many imticle board altar in provements and repairs, Miller exthe main sanctuplained there are still projects in the ary, Nov. 18, 2011, works. The ﬂooring in the Blessed before renovations Sacrament Chapel will be completed began. A new altar and the tiling in the classrooms and was installed and fellowship hall will be replaced, rethe area around it pairs will be made to the bell tower was tiled. and the bathrooms will be upgraded to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Miller again emphaPhoto by MC2 Terah sized the improvements are not just Mollise to serve the chapel community but the entire military community. “We’re here to serve and the bottom line is we’re in a much better position to serve the base, in matters of faith and support of the things which matter,” said Miller.
•Chapel complex: Heating and air conditioning system and audio system replacements, were completed in early 2011. Passageway painting, installation of blinds, creation of air wing chaplains’ counseling room, were completed this year. •Main sanctuary and Blessed Sacrament Chapel: Reroofing, recarpeting, retiling, refinishing of all pews, asbestos removal, replacement of damaged concrete sidewalks and steps. In the main sanctuary, a scissor-life, drop-down screen and audiovisual projector were installed, bringing new capabilities to the chapel. In addition, several self-help projects were completed, including sheathing the altar with marble, replacement of unserviceable ecclesiastical gear, steam cleaning kneelers and pew cushions and painting. •Blessed Sacrament Chapel: Altar and communion table, marble tile were given by the Knights of Columbus. The 110-year old altar is from a now-closed church in New York State. The first-time painting of the chapel walls and ceiling, was given by a member of the congregation. — From NAS Oceana Religious Ministries Department
The main sanctuary on Jan. 17, 2012, after the pews were removed and all the ﬂooring replaced. Photo by MC3 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
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Permissible activities for “Less Restricted” DoD civilians (most DoD civilians, except SES, contract appeals board members, etc) Less restricted federal employees may engage in partisan political management and campaigns. Such employees, for example: • May be candidates for public office in
nonpartisan elections. • May register and vote as they choose. • May assist in voter registration drives. • May contribute money to political campaigns, political parties, or partisan political groups. • May attend political fundraising functions. • May attend and be active at political rallies and meetings. • May join and be an active member of political clubs or parties. • May hold office in political clubs or parties. • May sign and circulate nominating petitions. • May campaign for or against referendum questions,constitutional amendments or municipal ordinances. • May campaign for or against candidates in partisan elections. • May make campaign speeches for candidates in partisan elections. • May distribute campaign literature in partisan elections. • May volunteer to work on a partisan political campaign. • May express opinions about candidates and issues. If the expression is political activity, however — i.e., activity directed at the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group — then the expression is not permitted while the employee is on duty, in any federal room or building, while wearing a uniform or official insignia, or using any federally owned or leased vehicle.
Prohibited activities for “Less Restricted” DoD civilians (most DoD civilians) The Hatch Act prohibits less restricted federal employees from: • May not use their official authority or influence to interfere with or affect the result of an election. • May not use their official titles or positions while engaged in political activity. • May not invite subordinate employees to political events or otherwise suggest to subordinates that they attend political events or undertake any partisan political activity.
— See guidelines, Page 13
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Respect: everyone deserves to be treated with dignity — Continued from page 3 his image (Genesis 1:27) and as such, treats each of us with value and worth. God established the 10 commandments to provide mutual respect for the creator (ﬁrst four commandments) and mankind (last six). These include not coveting or lusting leading to adulteries of the heart and body (seventh and 10th commandment). Imagine how many laws have been created to maintain these simple 10 laws to produce peace, order and harmony; and what the world would be like if we returned to the mutual respect which God has intended. We must also remember that God was the creator of sex and he intended it to be a source of great pleasure within the context of marriage (Leviticus 18, Song of
Songs 2:7, 8:4; 1 Thessolonians 4). If sex were maintained within the bounds of holy matrimony as God has intended (Hebrews 13:4, 2 Timothy 2:22), think of the impact that would have on the world and in effect terminate sexual assault. Sex would be pure, holy and guiltless and we would live with a clean conscience. Remember, before marriage hands off and after marriage, make up for lost time. Let’s treat each other with the human dignity and mutual respect we each deserve and help our shipmates and intervene when they are having trouble. Remember, your chaplains are here to help you as you walk through the journey of life which God has intended for you.
During Navy Lodging Program Appreciation Day, March 28, NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis presented the 2011 Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt Award to the team at the Navy Gateway Inns and Suites at NAS Oceana. Both Oceana and Dam Neck Annex NGIS were among the 17 Navywide winners that earned the ﬁve-star award for housing and lodging management. Geis also presented individual awards to NGIS staff. The appreciation day was a worldwide event at Navy installations to recognize outstanding work by NGIS staff. Photo by Kelley Stirling
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focuses on one of the region’s most-loved seafood delicacies. Restaurants serve their individual recipes and compete for various awards. The East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic is limited to 1,500 paying guests. Advance tickets are on sale at $12 through all Ticketmaster outlets and the Virginia Beach Information Center. Tickets are $15 day-of-show, if available. Children 12 and younger who are not sampling and are accompanied by an adult, are free. Dogs are not permitted in the tasting area.
PIG PICKIN’ June 2,1 - 5 p.m. Tickets are available for the 6th annual Pig Pickin,’ to beneﬁt the Virginia Beach Crime Solvers. The event will take place at the Virginia Beach Airport, home of the Military Aviation Museum and features live music and a menu of barbecue, chicken, cole slaw and beverages.The cost is $35; $10 for 12 years and under.Tickets are available from any Virginia Beach Crime Solvers board member or at the Breakers Resort Inn at 428-1821 or Peter Kwik Printing, Inc.at 486-3011.All proceeds go to pay for rewards for tips that lead to arrests.
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During the Earth Day celebration at the Virginia Living Museum, visitors will learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. Learn how to build, live and garden green at the Goodson Living Green House and Conservation Garden. Special activities are scheduled for the animals on exhibit at the museum.Visitors can talk with the animal care staff, as staff members demonstrate how they make the lives of the animals more interesting. Bring your batteries, old sneakers, cell phones and juice pouches to be recycled.The Nike-Reuse-A-Shoe program will turn those smelly sneakers into playgrounds and basketball courts. Gently used books will also be accepted. Also recycle TVs, computers and computer peripherals with Goodwill Industries and the Dell Reconnect Program. The museum is located at 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News. For more information, call 595-1900 or visit www.thevlm.org.
SPRING FLING April 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. MWR will host the Spring Fling at JEB Little Creek - Fort Story Cove Marina. Bring out the entire family for live music, demonstrations, concessions, prizes and more. For more information, call 462-7140.
SHE-CRAB SOUP CLASSIC April 28, noon to 3 p.m. The 4th Annual East Coast She-Crab Soup Classic returns at 24th Street Park at the oceanfront.An open competition among 19 participating restaurants, the event
FRIDAY April 20 7 p.m. - Silent House (R)
SATURDAY April 21 1 p.m. - Wanderlust (R) 4 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (PG-13) 7 p.m. - A Thousand Words (PG-13)
SUNDAY April 22 1 p.m. - The Vow (PG-13) 4 p.m. - Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (PG) 7 p.m. - Act of Valor (R) * Patrons 17 years of age or younger must be accompanied by a paying adult to attend all `R’ rated movies. * Payment for admission and concessions is by cash only.
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Volunteers needed Guidelines: political activities governed Help install dune fencing and get your hands in the sand by planting native dune vegetation. Natural Resources at Oceana will conduct a volunteer-based dune restoration event at Dam Neck Annex with partners from the National Aquarium in Baltimore (NAIB), the Virginia Aquarium and the Virginia Army National Guard at Camp Pendleton, May 11-12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers 10 and up are welcome, including Girl and Boy Scout troops, youth groups, college students, all military and family, DoD civilians, etc. Event access will be off of Birdneck Road in Virginia Beach, east of General Booth Boulevard; follow the NAIB event signs to the parking area. Volunteer forms must be completed by April 25 and can be obtained by emailing Michael F. Wright, natural resources specialist, at michael.f.wright@ navy.mil.
by DoD regulations, federal law — Continued from page 10 • May not solicit, accept or receive a donation or contribution for a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group. • May not host a political fundraiser. • May not invite others to a political fundraiser. • May not collect contributions or sell tickets to political fundraising functions.** • May not be candidates for public office in partisan political elections. • May not knowingly solicit or discourage the participation in any political activity of anyone who has business pending before their employing office. • May not engage in political activity — i.e., activity directed at the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group — while the employee is on duty,in any federal room or building, while wear-
ing a uniform or official insignia, or using any federally owned or leased vehicle. For example: • May not distribute campaign materials or items. • May not display campaign materials or items. • May not perform campaign-related chores. • May not wear or display partisan political buttons,T-shirts, signs or other items. • May not make political contributions to a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group. • May not post a comment to a blog or a social media site that advocates for or against a partisan political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group. •May not use any e-mail account or social media to distribute, send, or forward content that advocates for or against a par-
tisan political party, candidate for partisan political office or partisan political group. ** Soliciting,accepting or receiving such donations or contributions may be done so long as the person being solicited is: 1) a member of the same federal labor organization as defined under section 7103(4) of this title or a federal employee organization which as of the date of enactment of the Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 had a multicandidate political committee (as defined under section 315(a) (4) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(4))); 2) not a subordinate employee; and 3) the solicitation is for a contribution to the multicandidate political committee (as defined under section 315(a)(4)of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2 U.S.C. 441a(a)(4))) of such federal labor organization as defined under section 7103(4) of this title or a federal employee organization which as of the date of the enactment of the Hatch Act Reform Amendments of 1993 had a multicandidate political committee (as defined under section 315(a) (4)of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 (2) U.S.C. 441a(a)(4))).
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SAPR ADVOCATE/POC TRAINING April 24 -27, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
» » »» » »»» CONSEP April 23 -26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Career Options and Navy Skills Evaluation Program (CONSEP) is designed to help active duty service members achieve their Navy and, ultimately, civilian career goals. Sponsored by command career counselors, Navy College and FFSC, this training includes career-making decisions, information on upward mobility, schools, apprenticeships, ﬁnancial management, investment strategies and creating work experiences that will lead to your success.
This basic training prepares command SAPR personnel to coordinate training for the command, fulﬁll reporting requirements, assist victims and manage the advocate program. Command-appointed SAPR points of contact and SAPR advocates, approved by the command, who are at least 21 years of age and want to assist victims of sexual assault, should attend.
EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING April 25, 1 - 4 p.m. Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments and experience with an impressive resume. This workshop includes tips on translating military terminology.
DIVISION OFFICER FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP SEMINAR April 26, 7:30 -11:30 a.m. This training is for non-CFS trained E-7s and above. It provides a basic understanding of typical military ﬁnancial problems, develops skills in handling a ﬁnancial crisis, and creates an awareness of resources available. Agenda includes budgeting and personal ﬁnancial management (PFM), consumer awareness, legal issues, processing letters of indebtedness, garnishments, and more.
BASICS OF RETIREMENT PLANNING April 26, 12:30 -2 p.m. This interactive program introduces the basic concepts of ﬁnancial retirement planning, including the military retirement system and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). This is a must if you are leaving the military.
DADS AND DISCIPLINE April 26, 2 - 4:30 p.m. Participants will discuss the changing role of fathers and learn how dads can use effective discipline techniques to help raise responsible, well-behaved children.
SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS April 26, 2 -3:30 p.m. This program, is designed to develop more in-depth knowledge and skills that will enable participants to save and invest wisely. Explore various investment options and learn which instrument best suits you and your individual goal.
TSP - YOUR KEY TO FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE April 26, 3:30 -5 p.m. The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides all service members with the opportunity to get an immediate tax break while saving for their and their family’s future.
Fleet and Family Support Center Oceana is located in Building 531. It offers a variety of programs and workshops to assist active duty and their families. Registration is required for most programs. Call FFSC at 433-2912 for more information or registration, unless otherwise noted or register online at www.cnic.navy.mil/navylifema.
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Garage Sale - Other Cities Moving Sale! Furniture, clothes, toys. 702 Robin Hood Dr Yorktown, 21 April 0700-1300 Spring has arrived, items for sale, 21 April between 7am - 1pm. Call 877-1118 for details. Spring has arrived, many items for sale. Call 877-1118 for details.
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
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65" JVC Console LCD color TV 600.00, please call 7579517712
Layaway Available MATTRESS SETS Full- $99, Queen- $129, King- $169 40% Military Discount on all other sets!
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Jewelry & Watches 2 cttw Engagement Ring - Gorgeous Princess Composite & Round Diamond 14k YG, size 7. Store warranty incl. w/purchase - $1500. Call 757-270-7988
go red. anyway you want... eat red - apples, cherries, tomatoes. leave red kisses on someoneâ€™s cheek. laugh so hard your face turns red. but whatever you do, do it for your heart. take a moment everyday and put your hand on your heart. and then make your own promise to be heart healthy.
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Automobiles for Sale 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS Red 5 spd 94K New timing belt water pump Clutch Casey 759-1170
Can deliver. 757-706-3667
WWII Relics. Retired Vet seeks WWII helmets, medals, daggers, etc. 757-869-1739
2 Pc blue leather sofa and love seat recliner, 600.00, call 7579517712
Furniture-Household Brand New
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16 JET OBSERVER â€¢ April 19, 2012
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*INCENTIVE OFFERED BY TOYOTA MOTOR SALES, U.S.A., INC. ON FINANCE CONTRACTS INCENTIVE WILL BE APPLIED TOWARD DOWN PAYMENT. ON LEASE CONTRACTS, INCENTIVE WILL BE APPLIED TOWARD THE AMOUNTS DUE AT LEASE SIGNING OR DELIVERY, WITH ANY REMAINDER APPLIED TO THE CAPITALIZED COST REDUCTION. ONE INCENTIVE PER TRANSACTION. NOT AVAILABLE TOGETHER WITH TOYOTA COLLEGE INCENTIVE PROGRAM. FINANCE AND LEASE CONTRACTS MUST BE DATED BY JANUARY 1, 2013. THE MILITARY INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR TERMINATION AT ANY TIME. TOYOTA MILITARY INCENTIVE PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE ON APPROVED CREDIT TO WELL QUALIFIED CUSTOMERS FINANCING OR LEASING NEW UNTITLED TOYOTA MODELS THROUGH PARTICIPATING DEALERS AND TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES. SOME RESTRICTIONS APPLY. PROGRAM MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ALL STATES. NOT ALL APPLICANTS WILL QUALIFY. TOYOTA FINANCIAL SERVICES IS A SERVICE MARK OF TOYOTA MOTOR CREDIT CORPORATION AND TOYOTA MOTOR INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. SEE PARTICIPATING DEALER FOR DETAILS. **PURCHASERS CAN RECEIVE CASH BACK FROM TOYOTA OR CAN APPLY CASH BACK TO DOWN PAYMENT. SEE DEALER FOR DETAILS. ***COVERS NORMAL FACTORY SCHEDULED SERVICE. PLAN IS 2 YEARS OR 25K MILES, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. THE NEW TOYOTA VEHICLE CANNOT BE PART OF A RENTAL OR COMMERCIAL FLEET OR A LIVERY OR TAXI VEHICLE. SEE PARTICIPATING TOYOTA DEALER FOR COMPLETE PROGRAM COVERAGE AND DETAILS. OFFERS END 4/30/12.