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SERVING NAVAL AIR STATION OCEANA
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Family Iron Chef celebrates Month of the Military Child STORY/PHOTOS BY MC2 ANTONIO P. TURRETTO RAMOS NAS Oceana Public Affairs
VFA-131 ARRIVES BACK IN GULF
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PAGE 14 The Tides will host Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Night, May 4 at Harbor Park. Gates open at 6 p.m.; game at 7:05. Portion of the $11 tickets will beneﬁt NMCRS. Order tickets by May 1 at www. TidesGroups. com. Chose Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Night on the drop down menu and use code NMCRS.
Military families competed head to head in the “Iron Chef – CYP Style,” April 20 at the NAS Oceana baseball ﬁelds to celebrate Month of the Military Child and promote family togetherness. Month of the Military Child is observed annually inApril to promote awareness of the sacriﬁces military families endure for the sake of national security, according to Cathy Mead, Child & Youth Programs (CYP) director at NAS Oceana. “Those kids serve just like the parents do. They have to endure the separations, they have to endure the moving, they have to endure some discrimination sometimes, because they’re the new kid on the block all the time. So it’s [observing Month of the Military Child] just to bring that up and let’em know that they are really, really special kids,” said Mead. Brand new donated grills from Home Depot, and key ingredients paid for by NAS Oceana CYP were provided for the six families to compete with. The families could also draw from a community table of items to create their dishes. According to Mead,the Iron Chef event is designed to give families an opportunity to be together and work as a team to reach a common goal, but also noted that each family During the “Iron Chef - CYP Style,” family cooking competition, Capt. Bob Geis, commanding keeps their donated grills, so every family is truly a winner. ofﬁcer of NAS Oceana and a judge for the event, asks Angel Brooks, 8, daughter of AE2(AW) Michael Brooks at VFA-106 about the dish her family made. Six military families competed in — See Cooking competition, Pages 8-9 the April 20 event, sponsored by Child & Youth Programs at NAS Oceana.
Work of SAPR victim advocates recognized during training BY CATHY HEIMER Jet Observer A special training was held at NAS Oceana April 9 for the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program victim advocates. The program included a guest speaker from the YWCA of South Hampton Roads, a brief talk from NAS Oceana commanding ofﬁcer,and skits and videos from the Coalition of Sailors Against
Destructive Decisions (CSADD). “The message is pretty simple.Sexual assault is a crime.There’s no way to make it pretty, downplay it. If you think about it, it’s one of the most heinous crimes out there,” said NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis. Geis appreciates the opportunity to speak at the trainings because as the father of a 19-year-old daughter, a college freshman, the message of
preventing sexual assault has become personal. “It is vitally important that we do our share and you are doing it by being that victim advocate. You have chosen to do this for some reason… The program absolutely can only exist if you all volunteer,” said Geis as he thanked the advocates. “I think we’re doing the right thing as a service: we’re educating, we’re teaching intervention strategies,
we’re teaching to take care of each other — that’s vital,” said Geis. April is national Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The Navy’s theme of “Courage” supports the Department of Defense’s theme of “We Own it... We’ll Solve it...Together.” Each of the four weeks in April also includes a sub-theme of courage to learn, courage to prevent, — See Program Page 10
2 JET OBSERVER • April 25, 2013
Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan BASE BRIEFS Band to perform free » » » » » » » » » » » » concert at nTelos From Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Public Affairs
NAS Oceana Safety Stand Down The 2013 Oceana Safety Stand Down is being held at the Dam Neck theater,April 30 through May 2 at 9 a.m. daily. Topics include operational risk management (ORM), barbecue/ﬁre pits, water safety, lawn maintenance, ﬁreworks, sports safety and a trafﬁc safety exercise. Commands are asked to RSVP with a point of contact and approximate number of attendance to Deloris Rogers at 433-2692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commissioning programs brieﬁng The Gary Sinise Foundation will host a “Tribute to the Troops” concert featuring Gary Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band May 11, 7 - 9 p.m. at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The concert is free and open to all DoD cardholders with valid ID cards and their family members. Gates will open at 5 p.m. and all seats are general admission and on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-serve basis. For the past decade, Sinise & the Lt. Dan Band have brought their exhilarating live performances to the nation’s service members and their families all around the world. Whether boosting morale on military bases at home and abroad, the band entertains, educates, inspires and builds communities with their live show. They cover everything from classics by Stevie Wonder and The Police, to contemporary songs by Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, the Zac Brown Band and much more, to include Pop, Rock, Blues, Motown, Soul, Country, even tunes from the 1940s big band era. “Lieutenant Dan” is the character Sinise portrayed in the 1994 ﬁlm“Forrest Gump,”a role for which he earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor.As Sinise began visiting troops around the world, people who didn’t know him as Gary Sinise, the actor, would recognize him as “Lt. Dan.”Those in the military also seem to identify strongly with the character.And so the name for his group was an easy choice: Lt. Dan Band. In recognition of his humanitarian work on behalf of the troops and veterans, Sinise has received many distinguished awards, including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award,The Ellis Island Medal of Honor, 2008 recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal and in 2012, Sinise was presented with the Spirit of Hope Award by the Department of Defense and was named an honorary chief petty ofﬁcer by the Navy. For general information about the event,call 222-3965 or visit www.ﬂagshipnews.com.
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The Hampton Roads Navy Mustang Association will present a Commissioning Programs Job Fair with information about opportunities within the Limited Duty Ofﬁcer/Chief Warrant Ofﬁcer (LDO/CWO) programs. Event will take place April 26, 9 - 11 a.m. at building U-40 on Naval Station Norfolk. The goal is to enhance awareness and provide valuable career guidance. All Navy enlisted personnel E-1 through E-9 and Mustang mentors are welcome to attend.The point of contact is retired Cmdr. Phil Bachand at 836-2551.
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Fashionable Little Ones F.A.M.S. is gearing up for another Fashionable Little Ones Shop. If you or someone you know has any new or gently used children’s clothes or items that are no longer needed, donate them to Fashionable Little Ones. Fashionable Little Ones operates strictly on a donation basis. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through April 29 in building 230, room 202, 1750 Tomcat Blvd.All articles donated will be distributed free to service members and their spouses.For more information,contact the Family and Military Support Ofﬁce at 433-2031.
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth’s main pharmacy will participate in “Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” April 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Active duty service members, retirees, family members Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Oceana and staff can drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs at the medical center’s main pharmacy in Protestant Catholic Portsmouth. Patrons may bring their medications for disSunday Mass – Tues-Fri, posal to the pharmacy’s counseling window, on the secSunday School - 9 a.m. 11:30 a.m. ond ﬂoor of building. 2.The service is free and anonymous; Worship (main chapel) Sun. Mass - 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m. no questions will be asked. 10:40 a.m. Ridding the home of old medications prevents drug abuse and theft. The old advice of ﬂushing prescription Chapel by the Sea, Dam Neck - 492-6602 drugs down the toilet no longer applies,nor should people Contemporary Protestant Confession Saturday 4 p.m. toss them in the trash.The take-back event is a way to safeWorship Sunday 9 a.m. Catholic Worship 5 p.m. ly dispose of prescriptions drugs. Adult and children’s Bible Study, following 9 a.m. worship This is the third time NMCP has participated in Drug Coffee House Wednesday, 6 p.m. Take-Back Day. Last October, 42 pounds of prescription drugs were turned in to NMCP. Coordinators are hoping for higher total on Saturday. Naval Station Norfolk For up-to-date information on NMCP and its branch clinJewish Services - Fri - 7:30 p.m., Naval Station Norfolk - 444-7361 ics, go to www.med.navy.mil/sites/NMCP or www.faceIslamic Services - Fri - 1:30 p.m., Masjid al Da’waj 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) book.com/NMCPortsmouth, — From Naval Medical Center Portsmouth Contact Chaplains: NAS Oceana at 433-2871, CVW-1 at 433-3676 Public Affairs
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CSG 12 conducts change of command BY MC3(SW) BRIAN G. REYNOLDS USS Theodore Roosevelt Public Affairs
CSG 12 along with many other individuals. Carter, a native of Pascoag, R.I., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 and was designated a naval Carrier Strike Group 12 held a change of command ﬂight ofﬁcer in 1982. He graduated from the U.S. Navy ceremony at the PennsylFighter Weapons School vania House on Naval Sta(Top Gun) in the last alltion Norfolk April 15. Phantom class in 1985. During the ceremony, His next assignment will Rear Adm. Kevin J. Kobe president of the Naval vacich relieved Rear Adm. War College in Newport, Walter E. Carter Jr. as R.I. commander, CSG 12. “We have some chalCarter assumed comlenges ahead,” said Komand of CSG 12 in Ocvacich. “We will do the tober 2011 and led the exact things the CNO has strike group through a already entrusted us with, wide array of missions that is war ﬁghting ﬁrst, and exercises, including operating forward and the 25th and ﬁnal deploybeing always ready. I’m ment of the Enterprise convinced that we will be Photo provided Carrier Strike Group once again the lead serVFA-103 Commanding Ofﬁcer Cmdr. Robert Gentry (r) complet(ENTCSG) vice as we come out of Photo by MCSN Christopher A. Liaghat ed his 1,000th trap April 11, while deployed aboard USS Dwight “‘Slapshot,’ you’ve done Rear Adm. Kevin J. Kovacich (l), and Rear Adm. Walter E. Carter [sequestration].” D. Eisenhower (CVN 69). With Gentry is Commander, CSG 8 Rear a phenomenal job,” said Kovacich, previously Jr. cut a cake at a reception following a change of command cerAdm. Michael C. Manazir, who piloted the F/A-18 aircraft. guest speaker Adm. Bill emony April 15. Kovacich relieved Carter as commander of Carrier director, Joint CapabiliGortney, commander, U.S. Strike Group 12. ties and Integration DiviFleet Forces Command, sion (N83), Ofﬁce of the referring to Carter by his call sign.“If you want to know Chief of Naval Operations in Washington, D.C., is a 1980 how a strike group commander should command, then graduate of California State Polytechnic University at Pothis is it.” mona with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. “When you get to the point where you have a team as He worked as a Certiﬁed Public Accountant before joining good as we’ve had here with the Enterprise Carrier Strike the Navy in 1983 through the Aviation Ofﬁcer Candidate BY LT. CHRISTOPHER POLLOCK Group and now the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Program. Kovacich earned a Master of Political Science Group, it means I have a long string of thank-yous,” said from Auburn University at Montgomery, when he was asVFA-103 Public Affairs Ofﬁcer Carter, who went on to thank several of the members of signed to the Air Force Command and Staff College. The commanding ofﬁcer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 103, Cmdr. Robert Gentry, joined the prestigious An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Black Liranks of the 1,000 trap club aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenons” of VFA-213 approaches the ﬂight deck of hower (CVN 69) on April 11, joining a select few who can the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN claim membership. Gentry ﬂew in aircraft 210, ﬂown by 77) April 18. George H.W. Bush is conducting Rear Adm. Michael C. Manazir, commander, Carrier Strike training operations in the Atlantic Ocean. Group (CSG) 8, also a member of the 1,000 trap club. Photo by MC2 Timothy Walter “It was a great milestone in my career.This was not an individual achievement; my thanks go out to the aviators, maintenance and boat personnel for making this happen,” said Gentry. During his career, Gentry has ﬂown in three different aircraft, amassing more than 3,500 hours over the past 20 years. Gentry, from Williamsburg, began ﬂying in the EA-6B Prowler.Then transitioned to the F-14 Tomcat and ﬁnally to the F/A-18 Super Hornet.He served in operations Southern Watch,Allied Force, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. The 1,000th trap highlights the success Gentry has enjoyed over his 20 year career, and the commitment he has made to the Navy. He is supported by his wife Karen and three children. VFA-103 is currently deployed to 5th Fleet in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
VFA-103 CO makes 1,000th trap
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900 Division Sailors earn consecutive Maintainer of the Month awards
BY ADC(AW/SW) ASIEM S. MCBEAN Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Oceana Public Affairs
Photo by MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
The April 19 reenlistment of NC2 (AW) Dalila P. Rodriguez (c) was a family affair with her mother Ana Rodriguez (r), brother, sister and other relatives driving down from Yonkers, N.Y. for the ceremony. Her son Brian Lee Schmidt Jr., 2, was also part of the reenlistment. Rodriguez was reenlisted for six years by NAS Oceana Administration OfďŹ cer Ensign Shakilah Verner (l). Rodriguez began her Navy career as a culinary specialist in 2006 and crossrated to Navy counselor in April. Her previous duty stations include Submarine Base New London in Groton, Conn., USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) and VFA-106. Her reenlistment also marked her ďŹ nal day at NAS Oceana as she will next report to USS Wasp (LHD 1).
Aviation Support EquipmentTechnician (AS) 3rd Class Jason E. Rigsby and AS3 Brittany S.Williams recognized as the Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic (FRCMA) Oceana Maintainers of the Month for February and March respectively. Rigsby completed 93 scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions to reduce the work centerâ€™s backlog by 30 percent. He also completed the overhaul of a utility seat crane and a B-1 maintenance stand, saving the Navy $34,128 in repair costs. He identiďŹ ed training deďŹ ciencies and implemented development strategies that resulted in completing 18 qualiďŹ cations for six Sailors, increasing division readiness by 10 percent. Rigsby ensured compliance with all directives and screened two tool boxes for proper documentation, updated pictures, cleanliness and the proper etching of each tool, which resulted in 100 percent accuracy and an â€œon trackâ€? semi-annual work center audit. Williams played a key role in the completion of 85 scheduled and unscheduled maintenance actions, signiďŹ cantly contributing to 900 Divisionâ€™s sustained 97 percent support equipment availability rate. She completed her work center qualiďŹ cations and qualiďŹ ed for licenses on 13 items of support equipment.
PHOTOS, ABOVE: AS3(AW/ SW) Brittany S. Williams is presented the Maintainer of the Month award for March by Lt. Robert F. Kersey. Photo by AZ2 Erin K. Cavallo
LEFT: AS3 Jason E. Rigsby earned the Maintainer of the Month award for February. Photo by AZ3 Ophilia Y. Yeboah
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VFA-131 arrives back in Arabian Gulf BY LT. ROBERT C. GWINN VFA-131 Public Affairs Ofﬁcer
Photo by MCSA Kayla King
ETC(SW) Tracie Singh, 3M coordinator at NAS Oceana, is presented a letter of appreciation by NAS Oceana Executive Ofﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope April 18. Singh was recognized by the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) for her efforts in effectively applying sound management principles to the command safety program. While driving through the front gate April 10, Singh noticed that front gate personnel had no hearing protection, although it had been requested, because of noise hazards by contractors using equipment. She obtained the needed hearing protection and personally brought it to the front gate.
The “Wildcats” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131, who are deployed as part of Carrier Air Wing 7 aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) made a made a port call in Marseilles, France, en route to the Arabian Gulf. The Wildcats experienced the French culture, food, history and enjoyed the sites. Many Sailors left the city boundaries and traveled to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Cathedral of Notre Dame. Other Wildcats went to the Alps and skied in three feet of fresh powder. Some even went to Aix en Provence,Avignon and St. Remy. After the port visit in France, the Eisenhower left Sailors, including those from VFA-131, participate in a St. Patrick’s the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal, and fi- Day 5K run on the ﬂight deck aboard USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN nally arrived in the Arabian Gulf. The Wildcats are 69) March 17. AMEAN Daniel Nvodjo from VFA-131 ﬁnished second off to a great start in the 5th Fleet area of responsi- overall. Photo by MCSN Lauren Booher bility, conducting maritime security operations, theater security cooperation events and missions as part of enough for a 5K flight deck run. VFA-131 overwhelmed the competition with five times more participants than Operation Enduring Freedom. Last year, the Wildcats were in the Arabian Gulf during any other command, giving VFA-131 a big lead in the Capwhat felt like the hottest summer of their lives. Currently, tain’s Cup.Ahead of the pack,Aviation Structural Mechanic the weather is much more tolerable, even cool at times. - Equipment Airman Daniel Nvodjo finished second overFor St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, the weather was nice all, with a time of 18 minutes and 1 second.
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Celebrating the Month of the MILITARY CHILD Youth baseball season opens at NAS Oceana BY MCSA KAYLA KING NAS Oceana Public Affairs
free time helping the children. “I volunteered to work with the kids, and I like working with them to teach them something,” said The opening season of NAS Oceana youth baseball Cynthia Anguiaho, a volunteer coach of the Rangers. began April 20 at the youth baseball ﬁeld. “I like showing the kids the fundamentals of the game Wearing their team but also making sure it is colors and showfun for them.” ing their ﬂags, the 13 The Rangers team, ages teams marched in from 7 - 9, had just only two the third base side and weeks of practice before lined up around the inopening day of the season. ﬁeld as “Let’s go Little They now practice once a Leaguers” was playweek to be ready to domiing. Each team was nate each game. announced by Cathy “We just want the chilMead, Child and Youth dren to have fun and learn Programs (CYP) direccommunication and skills,” tor. said Anguiaho. Photo by MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos “Guys and gals, you There are many other During opening season ceremonies, NAS Oceana Execulook great,” said Mead tive Ofﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope (r) pitches the baseball to mi- beneﬁts to participating to the players. Before nor baseball player Cameron Britton. Youth baseball began in any kind of sports, such the ﬁrst pitch, Mead April 20 with traditional opening day activities at the youth as getting children up and thanked all the family ball ﬁelds. moving, said Mead. and friends who came “It teaches sportsmanout for the opening day ceremony. ship, how to play with others, dealing with all kinds of Capt. Kit Chope, executive ofﬁcer of NAS Oceana, different people,” said Mead.“It gets them away from threw out the ﬁrst pitches to one player in each of video games and gets them outside.” three divisions.. Roderic Martinez, a member of the Astros baseball First pitch went to T-ball player Keegan Marlott. team,has been playing baseball for three years.He said The second pitch went to machine pitch player Rod he has made many friends in the years he has been Luedtke-Rodriguez. Chope pitched the third ball to playing and hopes to make many more. Martinez enminor baseball player Cameron Britton who caught it joys baseball and plans to have lots of fun this season. without a struggle. For more information about youth sports at NAS Players’ages range from 5 to 16 and teams are co-ed. Oceana, including volunteering as a coach, contact All coaches are volunteers who enjoy spending their Child & Youth Programs at 433-3976. Players and coaches applaud as the 13 youth baseball league teams are announced during the opening ceremonies April 20. Photo by MCSA Kayla King
Cooking competitionn: began in 2009 as a way to bring military families together — Continued from page 1
k we’re going to take the win for the Big one. We think Key ingredients for the competing dishes included ci- Dipper and having the best dish,” said CS1(SW) Renita h lantro, red onion, chicken, corn on the cob, one can of Monroe, leadiing petty ofﬁcer at NAS Oceana’s Hornet’s baked beans and basic spices.An assortment of commu- Nest Galley, ab bout the dish and dip her family presented nity items such as eggs, ketchup, for the judges. mustard, mayo and celery were “I think we have a fairly good chance, also included in the competition’s but I’ve seen some good competition “share table.” A secret ingredient out here also,” said Master-at-Arms 1st competitors had to incorporate in Class (SW) Alvin Jenkins of Headquartheir ﬁnal product was presented ters, Supreme Allied Command Transhalf way through the competition. formation North Atlantic Treaty OrgaThis year’s secret ingredient was nization. “But really, it’s in the bag! In zucchini. all seriousness though, it’s all about The families competed in two our kids, getting them involved and Iron Chef categories: the “Big Diphaving as much fun, as a family, as posper,” was for the best dip/appesible.” tizer, and the overall winning catEvery family tackled the challenge egory was “Family Style Champ.” differently, but the overall winning The Big Dipper category was strategy of the day was teamwork and determined by popular vote, by having fun. both judges and spectators.Those “[What made it a good time was]that attending were given a ticket to we got to be with the family and we put into a ballet box that repregot to cook together and be a team,” sents each family’s dip/appetizer said Karyinna Mozingo, 13, who was dish.The overall winner or Family The Jenkins family created the winn- accompanied by her family, father Style Champ is decided by major- ning meal in the Family Style categoryy. Chief Aviation Electronics Technician ity vote by a panel of judges. The dish was a play on a classic shepp- (AW) Shane Monzingo, mother DeanEach family is also assigned a herds pie recipe. na, and twin sisters Alayna and Grace, Navy culinary specialist (CS) vol9. unteer to assist with cooking techThe Mozingo family said their strateniques, safety, sanitation, and creative contributions. gy was teamw work, communication and focusing on havCompetition was ﬁerce among the CSes, and their as- ing good timiing to plate everything at the same time. signed families, to bring home the big win. However, all winning w strategies aside, there could only “I think our presentation is awesome and our food is be one ofﬁciaal winner for each category. great! I don’t think any other family has anything on this The winnerr in the Big Dipper category was the family Capt. Isaac White. The winning dip/ of deployed Army A appetizer creaated by White’s wife,Tressy Bourne-White, hildren, extended family and CSSN Timotheir four ch thy Ansley off Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211, was ding base with slices of fresh strawberries a bread pudd and pineapplee accompanied by a single vanilla wafer. The Jenkin ns family won the Family Style category hat was a play on a classic shepherd’s pie with a dish th ns was accompanied by his wife Daphne, recipe. Jenkin stepdaughter Kaniya Coleman, 9, daughter Kayla, 3, and odriguez of the Hornet’s Nest Galley. CSSN Alex Ro ty of every single person’s contributions “The quali The winning recipe in the Big Dipper category was the famantastic,” said Capt. Bob Geis, commanding to this was fa ily of deployed Army Capt. Isaac White. White’s wife, Tressy S Oceana.“Every single dish was fantastic, ofﬁcer of NAS Bourne-White, their four children, extended family and d tell that there was a lot of thought that and you could CSSN Timothy Ansley of VFA-211, created this dip/appetizer using a bread pudding base with slices of fresh strawber- went into eacch part of presentation, each part of preparies and pineapple accompanied by a single vanilla wafer. ration, and it as a just awesome.”
The six military families and the culinary specialists who assisted them pose for a picture before the winners of “Iron Chef - CYP Style” are announced. The annual cooking event, which began in 2009, was held April 20 at the Oceana youth sports ﬁeld.
ABOVE: MA1(SW) Alvin Jenkins from Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation North Atlantic Treaty Organization gets help with preparing their dish from his wife, Daphne, stepdaughter Kaniya Coleman, 9, daughter Kayla, 3 (not shown), and CSSN Alex Rodriguez from NAS Oceana’s Hornet’s Nest Galley. RIGHT: As he grills the corn on the cob, ATC (AW) Shane Mozingo from VFA-106 has assistance from his daughter Karyinna, 13. Each of the six competing dishes had to include cilantro, red onion, chicken, corn on the cob, a can of baked beans and basic spices, along with the secret ingredient of zucchini, added halfway through the competition.
Photos by MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos
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Program: to better help victims, advocates encouraged to take of themselves tims or anyone in crisis. “How can you manage to — Continued from page 1 help others if you’re not taking care of yourself?”Ellis courage to intervene, courage to support, and courasked the victim advocates. age to commit. “The best way to help for victim advocacy is for Although the seminar was part of the annual 10 you to want to help yourself…Situations affect you hours of training SAPR victim advocates need to keep more than you’ve anticipated,” said Ellis. their credentials up-to-date, organizers wanted to do While many of the advocates have not been called something special for the command advocates, who upon to assist a victim, Ellis explained how sharing are all volunteers. experiences can help, especially since the way an “During Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we usuadvocate works directly with a victim changes with ally try to bring in speakers or other organizations to experience. showcase [community programs],” explained Crisis Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Matthieu Response Supervisor Ginny Gregoire from Oceana Jesmer from Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 37 has FFSC. been volunteering as a victim advocate for six years Because of the Navy’s good relationship with the and has assisted two victims during that time. He YWCA of South Hampton Roads and the crisis reﬁrst volunteered while at the Fleet Readiness Center sponse services they offer, a speaker from the YWCA Mid-Atlantic, following a request for male advocates. was a good ﬁt for the training, Gregoire explained. “I realized it was important and somebody had to Response of the YWCA is a sexual assault crisis do it…At the time, there weren’t a whole lot of peocenter that serves both civilian and military memPhoto by MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos ple volunteering to do it,” explained Jesmer, whose bers in South Hampton Roads, offering support, During a program for SAPR victim advocates April 9, Le’Jeane Ellis, outreach wife is also a victim advocate at VFA-106. crisis counseling and advocacy to women, children Jesmer said the commanding ofﬁcer of VFA-37 is and men who have been victims of sexual violence. coordinator for the YWCA of South Hampton Roads, talks about the importance of victim advocates taking care of themselves, in order to better assist very supportive of the victim advocates and proVictim-centered services are free and conﬁdential. grams to prevent sexual assault and provides him The guest speaker, Le’Jeane Ellis, outreach coordi- sexual assault victims. such as the one held at Oceana and also on college camtime to speak to the entire command during training. nator for the YWCA, offered suggestions about how puses. The program was concluded by Oceana’s commanding advocates could help both victims and themselves. By taking care of themselves, advocates can prevent the ofﬁcer signing the Sexual Assault Awareness Month ProclaEllis, who assists victims at the hospital and helps with YWCA’s 24-hour crisis line, frequently speaks at programs, burnout that often comes from helping sexual assault vic- mation and taking questions from those in attendance.
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» » »» » »»» FOREIGN-BORN SPOUSES SUPPORT GROUP April 26, 10 a.m. to noon Join other foreign-born military spouses, network and share resources, discuss the American way of life, develop friendships, receive monthly newsletters, and learn about the many resources available to make your new life experience positive.
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April 30, 7:30-11:30 a.m. This training is for those E-7s and above who are not trained as command ﬁnancial specialists. 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 30, 12:30- 2 p.m. This interactive program introduces the basic concepts of ﬁnancial retirement planning, including the military retirement system and the new Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).This is a must if you are leaving the military.
SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS April 30, 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 30, 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. Learn how to take advantage of this governmentsponsored saving and investment program to build wealth and achieve ﬁnancial independence.
EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING May 1, 9 a.m. to noon Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments and experience with an impressive resume. Also includes tips on translating military terminology.
VA DISABILITY BENEFITS REVIEW May 2, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
to review service medical records and identify medical conditions that may lead to a compensable disability rating with the VA; request vocational rehabilitation beneﬁts and training; and complete their VA application for submission. Participants should bring their medical records, copies of their medical records and if applicable, copies of marriage certiﬁcates, children’s birth certiﬁcates, family members’ social security numbers, and divorce decree or death certiﬁcate. Sponsored by the Virginia Department of Veterans Affairs and FFSC.
STEP: SCHOOLAGE May 6 -16, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP): Schoolage is a seven-session program offers participants a wealth of information and skills for parenting 5- to 12-year-olds. Learn ways to help your children become more responsible, respectful and cooperative.Topics include communication, discipline, the goals of misbehavior, mutual respect and family meetings.
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SATURDAY April 27 1 p.m. - Oz the Great and Powerful 2D (PG) 4 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s Temptation (PG-13) 7 p.m. - The Call (R)
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PHOTOS, LEFT: While most runners were still heading toward the back gate at the NAS Oceana Spring Fever 5K, Ensign Chadwick Shroy, intelligence ofﬁcer at VFA-81, had already turned around and was running toward the ﬁnish line. Shroy, who broke away from the 234 other participants early in the April 17 run, never let go of his lead and won the race in 16:36. Second place ﬁnisher was retired Lt. Cmdr. Pete Stoll with a time of 19:08. RIGHT: Yoko England, a military family member, was the ﬁrst female to ﬁnish and also the third runner overall with a time of 19:16.
MWR calendar General Booth Pediatrics Our board-certifie board-certified caregivers offer: • Free prenatal visits • Convenient extended hours • Access to CHKD experts • We welcome all Tricare Beneficiary’s • International adoption and travel clinic • Free books through Reach Out and Read
Ladies Welcome to Golf package Aeropines Golf Club is offering a program for women interested in taking up the game of golf on April 27 - 28, 9 - 10:30 a.m.The program offers something for beginners to novices and includes the full swing and short game.Cost is $175 and includes three hours of instruction, full set of clubs, putter, head covers and golf bag. For more information or registration, call the pro shop at 433-2866.
Swim lesson registration Registration for summer swim lessons has begun at NAS Oceana. Classes will be at the Aeropalms Water Park and includes classes for levels 1 - 5,for children who are at least 5 years old; parent and child lessons for children ages 6 months to 5 years; and adult lessons. The cost is $35 for military family members and $40 for DoD. Classes normally ﬁll up, so early registration is encouraged. For more information, call MWR Fitness and Sports at 433-2049.
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Aeropines Golf Club Summer Junior Golf Program at NAS Oceana begins the ﬁrstTuesday after school is out and runs until the Tuesday before school begins. The cost is $6 per child,per class,everyTuesday.Registration is no later than close of business on the Sunday prior to the session the child wants to attend. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. Sign-ups begin May 1 and can be done by calling Aeropines pro shop at 433-2866.
Lace up your running shoes Run, Roll or Stroll The 9th annual Run, Roll or Stroll race will be held at the Neptune’s Park at 31st Street, at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk May 5. Registration fees for 8K run is $35; 5K run/walk $30; 1 mile run/walk is $15 pre-registration and race day.Awards for the 8K and 5K top three men and women runners overall and the top three in each age group will receive commemorative awards: Race expo and packet pickup is May 3,8 a.m.to 4:p.m.at the Simon Family JCC. Same day registration starts at 6:457:45 a.m.The 8K run, 5K run and 5K walk start at 8 a.m. The 1 mile run/walk starts at 9:15 a.m. Proceeds beneﬁt the Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, Inc.,non-proﬁt agency that provides social services,including home health, counseling for adults and children, and Meals on Wheels to people of all faiths in Hampton Roads. For more information, visit www.jfsrunrollorstroll.org.
Run on the Wild Side The Virginia Zoo in Norfolk is the site for the 10th Annual Lee’s Friends “Run on the Wild Side” 5K and one-half mile May 11. The 5K race will start just outside of the main entrance of the zoo at 8 a.m.The children’s half-mile fun run has two start times: ages 8 - 10 at 9:05 and 7 and under at 9:15 a.m. The 5K registration cost through May 1 is $30;through race day is $35.The half mile cost is $15. For more information and registration, visit www.active.com.
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