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Flame-resistant coveralls coming to the fleet soon From U.S. Fleet Forces Command NORFOLK (NNS) — U.S. Fleet Forces and U.S. Pacific Fleet released a joint message Oct. 24 detailing the use and wear of the new Flame Resistant Variant (FRV) coveralls, which will begin being distributed to Sailors in the fleet before the end of the year. Scheduled to start arriving in December, the new coveralls will initially be provided to the crews of ships scheduled to deploy in early 2014. “We made the decision to supply flameresistant coveralls to all Sailors assigned to ships as an added safety precaution,” said Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, USFF. “The information provided in the manner wear message will ensure everyone understands what is expected in the wearing of this new organizational clothing.” According to the message,the FRV will be distributed to several fleet units before the end of the year. Early shipments will focus on next deployers and forward-deployed naval forces.The type commanders will hold a series of show and tell roadshows in November and December in fleet concentration areas to ensure Sailors have an opportunity to see and feel the FRV.The goal is to provide an understanding on the basics of where,when and how to wear the new coverall. Based on production schedules, initial fleet outfitting should complete by October 2014. Flame resistant organizational clothing

had previously been limited to Sailors working in engineering departments, on flight decks and in other high-risk areas, but the Organizational Clothing Working Group recommended every Sailor afloat be outfitted with the additional protection. Once outfitted, Sailors are directed to wear the FRV while underway. The NWU type I and other polyester and poly blend uniforms are no longer authorized for wear while underway except for special events, such as manning the rails, change of command or receptions held at anchor. Exceptions:(1) Personnel assigned to submarines will continue to wear the poly/cotton utility coverall due to its low lint characteristics. Once a long-term, all-purpose coverall solution that is flame resistant and low lint version is available, it is expected that it will be made available to the submarine force. (2) The FRV will not be worn in place of organizational clothing mandated for specific operational environments, such as flight decks or while performing work on electrical systems requiring arc flash protection. The new coveralls are expected to maintain performance properties, durability and appearance for typical deployments of six to nine months, with an optimal wear life of 18-24 months. Like other organizational clothing, the FRV coveralls will be replaced by each ship over time based on normal wear and tear. The name/rank configuration of the FRV

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A static display of the new flame-resistant variant (FRV) coveralls is on exhibition in U.S. Fleet Forces Command headquarters building at Naval Support Activity Norfolk. The FRV coveralls are scheduled for distribution to the fleet towards the new year. coverall will consist of a Velcro-backed name tag and metal collar devices.To build unit esprit de corps, each unit CO has the discretion to authorize the wear of the embossed leather name tag (same as worn on the V-neck sweater) or develop a fabric embroidered unit specific name tag similar to those worn on green Nomex flight jackets. Command ball caps are authorized for wear with the FRV. Materials making the coveralls flame-resistant are incorporated into the fabric fibers. Wear life is dependent on many factors, including wear and cleaning frequency, cleaning method and environmental exposure. The joint message from Gortney andAdm.

Harry B. Harris (PACFLT) emphasized the Navy’s commitment on safety. “We operate in an environment that contains inherent risks. Given what has been learned through the organizational clothing working group analysis and NWU type I burn test, we are striving to make shipboard environments safer. We have made initial progress toward that goal and believe that providing the FRV coverall to all afloat sailors will help reduce the risk of injury aboard ship. When worn properly, the FRV offers significant protection from flame and flash fire. We are committed to always improving safety.”

Amos marks 30th anniversary of Marine barracks attack in Lebanon BY TERRI MOON CRONK American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — The attack on the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983 became a harbinger of what is known today as the war on terror, said Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James F.Amos, during a ceremony Oct. 23 in Jacksonville, N.C., to mark the 30th anniversary of the attacks. The terrorist truck bomb took the lives of 241 service members. “The world we lived in and the future we knew of a secure environment changed forever that morning of Oct. 23,”Amos said.“The nation was not expecting this. It was a new kind of warfare. The threat of radical extremists being able to target military and civilian personnel with weapons of mass destruction for political, religious and personal gains was a new way to attack the West. It was a cowardly act on freedom.”

The early 1980s were a tumultuous time of conflicting powers,Amos told the audience of Marines,as well as families and friends of those killed in the attack.“[That era] indeed became the harbinger of more challenging times yet to come,” the general said. “Tensions were high across the world, the Cold War raged on, and radicalism surfaced as a new threat to stability in the Middle East.” And, “when conflict ripped at the peaceful coexistence of Lebanon, the United States, France, Italy and Great Britain answered the call to assist,”Amos said of the multinational

peace-keeping force that went into Beirut. Amos described how Marines attempted to serve as peace keepers at a time when the country was deeply immersed in a civil war. “They stood watch and patrolled chaotic streets to provide a blanket of safety and security and comfort for the citizens of Lebanon.They stood for freedom,” he said, adding that the Marines knew their protection of the citizens came with a risk. “On Oct. 23, 1983, terror struck.At 6:22 a.m., extremists drove an explosives-laden truck into the Marine barracks the likes of which had never been witnessed before.The massive explosion shook the ground of the entire Beirut International Airport along with the souls of all the Marines throughout the world,”Amos said. “Two-hundred and forty-one Marines and American Soldiers and Sailors [who] volunteered to make a difference” died in the attack, he added. — See Beirut attack Page 11


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Domestic violence: Nearly killed, Verner considers herself a ‘victor,’ not victim — Continued from page 1 used hollow point bullets, leaving her for dead on the cement floor of her garage at 5:30 a.m., dressed in her uniform, on the day before her scheduled commissioning. Those are intended to stop a target, destroy a target,”Verner said about his choice of ammunition. “I recognize how blessed I am . .. to have another day,to have another breath,to have another moment, to see my daughter,” she said between her tears. Her story started in late 2011 when she began dating a retired Sailor. She recognized he had some insecurities but chalked it up to him not having anything to do after 20 years in the Navy. Prior to the start of the domestic abuse, Verner recounted how“I told my mom that he was probably the nicest guy I ever met.” “He would show up at my job at Naval Station Norfolk at random times of the day,” she said. He frequently called and asked what she was doing. Although Verner knew something was wrong with the situation, she didn’t want her shipmates to know her problems,“so I just dealt with it.” The calls progressed to showing up in her office more often and eventually led to stalking.“His desire to know what I was doing at every moment increased,”she said. She recounted how one day just after returning from lunch, he walked into her office and began pacing. Later that day, as she walked out the back door of her building at 4:30 p.m., he was not only out waiting for her, but was with another man in a pickup truck. When she returned home to the house they shared, she told him their relationship was over and he needed to move out.“He didn’t want to hear that,” she remembered. But in the days prior to his move, he would wake Verner up at 3 a.m., asking if she loved him, as he played with a loaded 45. With her mother downstairs and her daughter in another bedroom, Verner said, “I would start praying and just lay my head back down.” Verner’s concerns about his behavior ran so deep that “I found myself doing things that were atypical of me,” such as calling home from the government phone just prior to leaving the office. By the end of 2011, he had moved out of her home but not out of her life.There were frequent, random calls, where he would tell her where she was at or where she had been — at nearly any time of day

or night. It was through the good relationship that he had maintained with her mom that Verner learned he had installed a tracking device on her vehicle. In fact, her former boyfriend felt so comfortable with her mother that he asked to the mother to retrieve the tracking device from Verner’s car so he wouldn’t have to pay $600. She also discovered he hired a local detective agency to follow her. She went to the agency, where “I told the guy at the time,‘You just put my life in danger, me and my daughter,’ and I walked out the door … not thinking it could be a reality,” said Verner. But despite all of that, Verner still felt in

holes through her back door, the window, her vehicle and her home. “I had been shot and I didn’t even know it,” she said, as she recalled ducking in between the two cars parked in the garage. Lying on ground behind one of her cars, Verner heard both the home and vehicle alarm systems going off and watched as he shot through the interior door of her house. Verner again became emotional as she described her thoughts as she lay there on the ground, unable to move.“My mother is in there. My 6-year-old daughter is in that house and I can’t help them! I couldn’t get up and go save my family.” Her strong faith kicked in as Verner be-

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NAS Oceana Administrative Officer Lt. j.g. Shakilah Verner shares her story of surviving being shot by her former boyfriend on Feb. 29, 2012, the day before her scheduled commissioning ceremony. Verner, her uniform covered in blood, was left for dead on her garage floor, at her Portsmouth home. Verner shared her story publicly for the first time during Oceana’s Domestic Violence Awareness Program, Oct. 22 at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. control of her situation.“I thought maybe I could pray with him, talk to him,” she said. As she prepared for her March 1, 2012 commissioning,she made it clear to her former boyfriend that he was not invited but he kept insisting he was going to attend. His new home was not that far from hers and Verner knew she was being stalked. In fact, he had circled her cul-de-sac with his lights off the evening of Feb. 28.The next morning — the day of her commissioning rehearsal — Verner opened her side door at about 5:30 a.m. to take out the trash. She stopped short when she saw a human shadow along her fenceline. Already edgy from the previous night’s incident,Verner’s instinct told her the shadow was not hers. She immediately closed the door and turned the deadbolt lock as he began firing through her door, leaving a trail of bullet

gan praying, telling God, “I don’t want to die this way.” Although her femur was shattered and she was shot in the abdomen, all Verner could think about was how this man was in her home with a loaded weapon.“I heard steps but I couldn’t see,” where he was. So afraid he would discover she was still very much alive,Verner pushed“end”to her 911 call and didn’t answer the calls from her alarm company. “I wanted him thinking I’m dead,” she said. Ironically, she had laughed at him earlier in their relationship when he told her that if she ever wanted to be with anyone else, he would kill them.“I thought he was joking,” she shared. Believing she was dead, he entered her home. Having heard the gunshots and the

alarms going off,Verner’s mother ran to the second floor to protect the little girl.Telling the two of them he killed Verner, he then “told my mother that he loved her,” before using that same gun to kill himself in front of her family. She didn’t hear that gunshot, so Verner didn’t know he was dead, and remained silent. It wasn’t until she heard her mother on the phone telling another family member that he killed himself and that she was also dead that Verner began shouting from the garage. The severity of her injuries required a month’s recovering at several hospitals, including the Level 1 Trauma Center at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. “I give God the glory for being here today, able to tell my story,” she said. “I recognized it was God’s grace and mercy that saved me that day.” One of the questions Verner is frequently asked is “why didn’t you get a protective order?” As she reflects back, her answer is still the same as it was immediately after her shooting: “I didn’t feel like that piece of paper was going to stop somebody who wanted to kill me, who had that intent to hurt me.” She remains concerned about the emotional impact on her young daughter.“Not only can domestic violence affect the individual but it can affect the people around you, your family,” said Verner. Her injuries didn’t stop her commissioning ceremony on March 1,2012.Her friends and family, many of whom came from out of town for the planned ceremony, instead gathered at her hospital room, where Capt. Mary Jackson,commanding officer of Naval Station Norfolk and Verner’s commissioning officer, made the difficult decision to proceed with the ceremony. It was a decision Verner appreciates to this day. “Every day, I’m thankful for the small things, putting this uniform on, because every moment is a blessing,” said Verner. The one thing Verner wanted her audience to know about her experience is “I’m a victor of domestic violence, not a victim.”

— The trained counselors at Fleet and Family Support Center at NAS Oceana provides a variety of resources to help victims of domestic violence, including assistance with safely exiting an abusive relationship. For more information, contact them at 433-2912 or visit www.cinc. navy.mil/navylifema.


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Volunteers needed

Some TA requests impacted by government shutdown BY SUSAN D. HENSON

NCAA Field Hockey Tournament The Convention & Visitors Bureau Sports Marketing is looking for 10 volunteers to assist with NCAA Field Hockey Tournament, Nov. 22, at the USA Field Hockey Training Center., Virginia Beach. Volunteers will be needed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and snacks and lunch will be provided. The point of contact is Matt Robinette at MRobinet@visitvirginiabeach.com or phone 385-6651.

Family Volunteer Day Join Volunteer Hampton Roads and the Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Council as they present the 15th annual Family Volunteer Day. Volunteers, including families and military organizations,are needed to help set-up, pack boxes and load delivery trucks for 13 local homeless and domestic abuse shelters and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Registration is 8:30 - 9 a.m.;Event is 9 a.m. to noon at the Batten Student Center at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk. Register as a volunteer at http://www. volunteerhr.org.

Center for Personal and Professional Development Public Affairs Public Affairs The recent shutdown of the U.S. government has led to disapproval of some Sailors’ requests for Tuition Assistance (TA), Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) leadership said Oct. 25. “No fiscal year 2014 funds were available to approve TA requests during the Oct. 1-16 government shutdown,” said Ernest C. D’Antonio, Navy Voluntary Education Program director.“Approximately 1,200 Sailors were affected since their webTA applications were not approved for funding prior to the start date of the course they wanted to take.” The Navy follows guidance from Department of Defense Instruction 1322.25, which states that service members are required to request and receive approval for TA funding before the official date a course begins.The DoD instruction does not allow funding to be awarded retroactively, so TA requests for classes starting before Oct. 17 that weren’t authorized prior to the Oct. 1 shutdown will not be funded. “The instruction is very explicit, so we aren’t able to approve waiver requests,” D’Antonio said.

Sailors who received authorization for their webTA application for courses that began prior to Oct. 17 are not affected because their webTA requests were submitted and funded with FY-13 funds.This may have caused confusion for Sailors who did not receive TA approval. The Virtual Education Center and Navy College Offices worldwide have been fielding questions from Sailors,some who started a course without approved TA funding. Navy education professionals are recommending those Sailors contact their school representative regarding withdrawal options, financial aid or a school scholarship, or to contact Veterans Affairs regarding possible use of their veteran’s education benefit. “This is not the news we wanted to give Sailors,” said Capt. John P. Newcomer, CPPD commanding officer. “It’s a very unfortunate situation, but TA program guidance is very clear.As always, we strongly encourage Sailors to submit their TA requests up to a month prior to a course start date.” Sailors who want additional information can visit https://www.navycollege.navy.mil/ta_payments.aspx, and contact their servicing Navy College Office, or the Virtual Education Center at vec@navy.mil; DSN: 492-4684 or toll free at 1-877-838-1659.


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Blacklions help fight cancer with two fundraising events BY LT. MATT GROSS VFA-213 Public Affairs Officer The fast pace of “Airwing Fallon” didn’t stop the “World Famous Fighting Blacklions” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 213 from doing their part in the search for a cure for childhood cancer. On a chilly Sunday morning on NAS Fallon, Nev., the Blacklions gathered for a run in support of two great charities. Organized by the VFA213 First Class Petty Officers Association (FCPOA) under the leadership of Aviation Electronics Technician (AT) 1st Class Megan Newberry, the 5K run was created to raise funds to donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude’s mission is to research and develop cures for pediatric diseases and provide care for children fighting those diseases. The FCPOA, combined with the command’s charitable nature,

Not to be outdone in the fundraising department, members of VFA-213’s Chiefs’ Mess shaved their heads to raise money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation Oct. 6. The CPO mess raised $1,600 to help fund pediatric cancer research.

helped make this event a success, raising $800 for St. Jude’s and childhood cancer research. Not to be outdone, the Blacklions’ Chief Petty Officers’ Mess set out to raise money for another great charity, St. Baldrick’s Foundation. St. Baldrick’s is a nonprofit organization that strives to fund the most promising childhood cancer research programs and make the greatest impact for children with cancer. St. Baldrick’s signature fundraising events are head-shaving events in which volunteers ask for donations in return for shaving their heads in solidarity with children currently battling cancer. After the 5K run on Oct. 6, the chiefs’ mess of VFA-213 volunteered to shave their heads. In return for their aerodynamic new haircuts, members of the command donated $1,600.The donations will help to continue the search for a cure for childhood cancer.

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The “Blacklions” of VFA213 who ran in the 5K during “Airwing Fallon,” Oct. 6, pose for a group photo. The 5K was organized by VFA-213’s FCPOA and raised $800 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Laura Baxter, publisher and general manager of Flagship Inc. and Military Newspapers of Virginia, which includes the Jet Observer, is the Navy’s 2012 Spirit of Hope winner. Baxter poses with Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces at the 2013 Hampton Roads Navy Ball, Oct. 12. The Navy Ball was sponsored by Flagship Inc. and Military Newspapers of Virginia. Military personnel receive

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From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — Laura Baxter, the publisher and general manager of Flagship Inc. and Military Newspapers of Virginia, which includes the Jet Observer, is the Navy’s 2012 Spirit of Hope winner, officials announced Oct. 24 in NAVADMIN 277/13. For six years, Baxter has been instrumental in the production of five military community events, including “Heroes at Home: Military Spouse Awards,”The Flagship Military Challenge, Fleet Week Chili Cook-off, Hampton Roads Navy Ball, and “Still Serving,” honoring military retirees and veterans. She also volunteers her time to support the quality of life of military members and their families including the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, U.S. Navy League Hampton Roads Chapter, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and the Tidewater Military Family Service Council. Baxter was nominated by Rear Adm.Townsend G. Alexander, then-commander of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in 2012. In his nomination letter he said that “she truly exemplifies the core values of the Navy through her neverending support and dedication to our military personnel and their families in the Hampton Roads community.” Baxter will be presented her award at a joint ceremony honoring awardees from all services at the Pentagon. Established in 1997, the Spirit of Hope Award is presented by the Wiegand Foundation in honor of the famed entertainer and supporter of military personnel, Bob Hope. The award is presented to individuals or organizations that embody Hope’s commitment and service to the men and women of the military. A Navy Sailor or civilian has been honored with this award every year since 2005.

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Navy Sailor brings skills to chef’s competition, w food show BY CATHY HEIMER Jet Observer Culinary Specialist 1st Class (SW) Bradley Undercofler from the Dam Neck Annex Galley by the Dunes demonstrated his cooking skills during the“Hottest Item in Town” food show and chef’s competition sponsored by Reinhart Foodservice-Tidewater at the Virginia Beach Conference Center Oct. 1. Selected from culinary specialists within the Navy MidAtlantic Region, Undercofler was the only active duty competitor, among executive chefs with up to 14 years of experience. “I wanted to show that the Navy was preparing its chefs, its cooks, just like the civilian world was, so that we could basically step into a competition with civilian chefs and still do well,” explained Undercofler. The competition offered him the opportunity to see new and different ways to prepare and cook foods, as well as network with others in the food industry. The competition was based around a protein and each competitor received salmon with a choice of crab meat or shrimp.After receiving the fish, chefs were given an hour to gather ingredients from various vendors at the food show and complete their prep work. Then they were given an hour to cook their dish. “From that, you had to create a dish around that salmon,” explained Undercofler.Choosing to charbroil the salmon,he whipped up a lemon dill and Dijon sauce, creating a sauce for his chosen vegetables of carrots and summer squash.The final touch was to add a fall salad mix with Dijon mustard dressing. With presentation also being scored,Undercofler selected a six by 12 plate instead of a traditional six by six plate. He then arranged the salad in front, with a garnish on top, salmon in the middle, topped by the sauce and the vegetables in the back.

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Before the competition,he received a tutorial on plate presentation from two chefs who are part of a travelling training team from Navy Supply.The team happened to be at the Oceana galley preparing a team of culinary specialists for a Washington D.C. competition. Only first and second places were awarded but Undercofler said the results were close “and they said we made it very tough on them to decide.” “The chef’s competition was showcased in the middle of our event and proved to be very exciting for us and our good customers. CS1 Bradley Undercofler competed vigorously and was mere points from placing,” said Joyce Ann Sanders, multi-unit account executive Reinhart Foodservice-Tidewater, in an email. “He has never had formal training and stood very well against the other four who have been so trained. Chef Marco Rosa from Fort Myer Officers’ Club was on hand to judge and brought with him a wealth of knowledge and experience to include the White House and beltway catering,” said Sanders. Just a few years ago, competing against executive chefs was the farthest thing from Undercofler’s mind. Until 2010, he was

a machinist’s mate first class.With 12 years in the Navy, he learned his rating was being downsized. “I decided that was a perfect opportunity for me to do something that I always wanted to do, which was being in the cooking industry … and crossrate over to CS,”explained Undercofler. His interest in food began while growing up near State College, Penn., where he was exposed to a variety of German, Pennsylvania Dutch and Amish cooking from various family members. It was when his wife began working nights eight years ago, Undercofler took over the cooking duties at home. So at age 30, he headed off to CS “A” School, followed by orders to USS Enterprise (CVN 65). Undercofler reported to the Dam Neck galley eight months ago, where he is the leading petty officer.As a first class, most of his duties since “A” school have been administrative, such as publishing the menus and tracking the budget. He saw the competition as the opportunity “to actually use some of the skills that I had learned.”


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Rodriguez guest speaks at CSFWL’s Hispanic Heritage Month Observance STORY/PHOTO BY ADC(AW/SW) Q. M. TRIPLETT Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic Oceana Public Affairs Officer

Capt. Joseph A. Rodriguez, executive officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic, was the guest speaker for Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, Oct. 15, at CSFWL’s ready room. Among those listening to Rodriguez in the front row are (r-l) Commander, Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic Capt. Mark Weisgerber, Deputy Commander Capt. Randy Stearns and CMDCM(AW/SW) Roger Grose.

New holiday stress navigation campaign, ‘Thrive During the Holidays’ announced From Chief of Naval Personnel MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS — With the holiday season approaching, Navy officials announced the launch of its annual holiday stress navigation campaign Nov. 1. This year’s campaign,“Thrive During the Holidays,” will provide Sailors and families proactive resources to get ahead of holiday chaos while focusing on building resilience for the New Year. “For many of us, ‘the most wonderful time of the year’is as demanding as it is joyous,” said Capt. Kurt Scott, Navy resilience chief.“Our Sailors and families are operating under more stress and uncertainty than ever this year,and planning for the holidays can be overwhelming. Our annual campaign will address everything from financial preparations to maintaining diet and fitness goals, so that we can help everyone stay in the holiday spirit and position themselves to thrive in the New Year.” Navy Operational Stress Control’s 2013 “Thrive During the Holidays” campaign will include collaboration between Navy’s 21st Century Sailor programs and other readiness programs to offer resources on topics such as responsible alcohol use during holiday celebrations; planning and

time management; budgeting; incorporating physical fitness into busy schedules; healthy eating tips; spirituality and relationship fitness; and more. “Our focus is helping Sailors and families proactively identify these sources of stress before things start to pile up on them, so that they can truly enjoy their holidays and do so responsibly,” said Scott. “Continuing our effort to promote a sense of community,we really have something for everyone this year from families navigating the holidays with a loved one on deployment to helping Navy kids ‘Track Santa.’” Engagement with the North American Aerospace Defense Command’s annual “NORAD Tracks Santa” promotion is a new initiative for the OPNAV N171 annual holiday campaign this year, part of an expanded effort to reach out to Navy kids. The “Thrive During the Holidays” campaign will continue through early January 2014. Releases can be found on Navy Operational Stress Control’s blog, www. navynavstress.com, and the Navy Suicide Prevention website, www.suicide.navy.mil. Follow Navy Operational Stress Control on Twitter and Facebook @NavStress for the latest updates to help you and your family “Thrive During the Holidays.”

Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic held their annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration,Oct.15, in their ready room. Capt. Joseph A. Rodriguez, executive officer of Fleet Readiness Center Mid-Atlantic, was guest speaker for the celebration. Rodriguez, a native of Bronx, N.Y., grew up in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Rodriguez spoke on a variety of topics including the very influential Hispanics who have contributed to shaping the nation today. He mentioned two well-known individuals: former Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Joe Campa, the first and

only Hispanic to hold the prestigious title of MCPON and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, coincidentally also from the Bronx, who was also the first Hispanic selected for the post. Americans have always put a label on the different types of heritages that are celebrated throughout the year but Rodriguez urged everyone as leaders and as a unified Navy to move away from that tradition. Instead, he insisted on calling the celebration a“multi-cultural celebration,”which includes every unique individual who makes up the Navy. In addition, Rodriguez discussed setting and keeping standards in order to hold individuals accountable and to give each diverse individual the willpower to reach their full potential.

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An F/A-18F Super Hornet from the “Swordsmen” of VFA-32 lands on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Oct. 14. Carrier Air Wing 3 and Harry S. Truman, flagship for the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group are deployed to the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility conducting maritime security operations, supporting theater security cooperation efforts and supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.


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Beirut attack: Took the lives of 241 Marines, Sailors and Soldiers 30 years ago — Continued from page 3 “They volunteered to serve their country ... to put the lives and freedoms of others before their own ... 241 of our finest,Amos said.“We honor each of them today.” Beginning with the attacks in Beirut, extremists have attempted to destroy what makes the United States great by attacking America at home and abroad, Amos pointed out. He recounted the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia in which a truck detonated alongside a building that housed U.S. Air Force personnel, killing 19 and wounding 498. He also recalled the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in which 220 people were killed and more than 4,000 were wounded.Amos also spoke of the 2000 bombing of USS Cole (DDG 67), berthed in Yemen, which resulted in the deaths of 17 American Sailors and injured 39 others. “On 9/11,”Amos said,“terrorists attacked America, in New York, the fields of Shanksville, Pa., and the Pentagon, killing nearly 3,000.We remember each of these well.We will never forgive, nor will we ever forget.” In September 2012, he added, gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing four people, including U.S.

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. “Not only are these world-changing events, but they are very personal to all of us here today,”Amos said. U.S. troops responded in countries such as Yemen, Somalia, Mali, Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq, he said. “Today, our Marines remain forwarddeployed,” Amos said. “Marine expeditionary units are stationed around the globe — the 26th, the 13th and the 31st Marines continue to train security forces and deny terrorists safe havens throughout all of Afghanistan.” When Marines respond to crises, they remain strong, and ready to respond and answer the nation’s call, Amos said. Since the fateful day of the Beirut attacks, the Marines have stayed consistent in character and courage, and those traits have “not wavered and never will,” he said. “Across the globe, extremists have attempted to plot against our freedom and our democracy. They have tested our resolve as a nation.Those men who died 30 years ago would be proud to know that we have never relented,” Amos told the audience members, who responded with cries of “Oorah!” “We have never backed down, and we never will,” he said

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Retired Marine Walter Pullar joins Marine Corps recruits Vinny Incandela and Jordan Bolender on Oct. 22 at a special ceremony at Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach. Retired military residents of the community gave Bolender, an Atlantic Shores employee, a special send-off as he and friend Incandela prepare to join the Marines. Veterans, including Marines, shared their advice and words from wisdom as the young men head off to boot camp.


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The NAS Oceana Men’s Basketball Team captured top honors during the preseason tournament at Norfolk the week of Oct. 15. They were undefeated, winning the championship game 64 -62 over the team from USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). difficult. The team was coached by Lt. Uries Anderson, AZC Jerome Polk and ABF1 Johnny Penigar. In addition to the players listed above, team members included AT2 Kevin Wood,AO1 Vincent Roberson,CS2 Damien Jones,AD3 Karl McQuillapiles, AOAN Donovan Gray, George Shaon and AT2 Julius King. — Lt. Uries Anderson is VFA-211’s maintenance/material control officer

Captain’s Cup Dodgeball Tournament It was the Coast Guard against the Navy as the two services competed in the Captain’s Cup Halloween Dodgeball Tournament, Oct. 24, at Dam Neck Annex. The Coast Guardsmen from Maritime Intelligence Fusion Command Atlantic took on the Sailors from the Unaccompanied Personnel Housing Office for a chance to add to their captain’s cup total points for the 2013. The Coast Guardsmen claimed victory,winning two of the three matches. PHOTO: Coast Guardsmen take aim at their Navy targets as a Sailor attempts to dodge a thrown ball. Photo by MC2(SW) Alysia Hernandez


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FLEET & FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER WORKSHOPS

» » »» » »»» CFS FORUM Nov. 1, 8 - 10 a.m. This interactive program provides continuing education for the trained command financial specialist (CFS) who wants to stay current on military personal finance and consumer issues. The program meets at Dam Neck Annex. Call 433-2912 to register.

FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM Nov. 1, 9 a.m. to noon Gain the advantage in your job search with the federal government by learning how to find vacancies and job listings, complete the application process,and how to understand standard qualifications and testing requirements.

CREDIT MANAGEMENT Nov. 4, 1 - 2:30 p.m. This workshop provides valuable information on establishing a credit history, choosing and using credit and debit cards, debt-to-income ratio, consumer installment loans, credit reports and effectively managing your credit.

CAR BUYING STRATEGIES Nov. 4, 2:30 - 4 p.m. Learn all the important do’s and don’ts before you step onto the car lot. Topics include negotiating, trade-ins, discounts, financing, high-pressure sales tactics and tricks to watch out for.

EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING Nov. 5 or 13, 9 a.m. to noon Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments and experience with an impressive resume.This workshop includes tips on translating military terminology.

BEAMS Nov. 5 - 21, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Building Effective Anger Management Skills or BEAMS is a six-session, skill-building program for active duty. BEAMS is designed to prevent anger from escalating to violence.Participants learn to develop new and effective coping strategies. Course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

CHILDREN AND DIVORCE Nov. 5, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Topics of discussion include typical reactions of children of different ages, things children need to hear, and what parents can do to help them through the pain. Suggestions for the non-custodial parent are also provided.

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This workshop will help you discover your communication style, learn how to fight fair and strengthen your relationship. Open to active duty service members and their partners.

VA DISABILITY BENEFITS REVIEW Nov. 7, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This workshop teaches participants how 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.

SAPR COMMAND POC TRAINING Nov. 7, 8 a.m. to noon The Command Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) point of contact (POC) maintains and provides current information and referrals to base and community programs for victims. The SAPR POC ensures mandated collection and maintenance of sexual assault data per OPNAVINST 1752.1B.

SAPR COMMAND DATA COLLECTION COORDINATOR TRAINING Nov. 7, 1 - 3:30 p.m. The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Data Collection Coordinator (DCC) training will certify individuals to collect data through coordinated efforts with all agencies assisting a victim of sexual assault.

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.

GENE CRABTREE 2012 Still Serving Veteran of the Year They have served our country and are still serving our region by making significant contributions to the Hampton Roads community through their work, philanthropic and volunteer efforts. Help us recognize our retired and veteran military by nominating them for the 2013 Still Serving Awards. Deadline for nominations is November 3rd. Honorees will be recognized at a reception on December 4th at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel and highlighted in our Still Serving Special Section published on December 5th.

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VIRGINIA AIR AND SPACE CENTER Nov. 8 - 11

ULTIMATE SHOW FOR WOMEN Nov. 2 , 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The 6th Annual Ultimate Show for Women will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. This show is all about women...work,play,families,creativity,style,health, wealth,body and soul. Visit with exhibitors for education, entertainment, pampering, health, travel and shopping. For more information and to pre-register, visit www.ultimateshowforwomen.com.

This all breed dog show will take place at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Hours for the show will be 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 and 4.All SANTA’S STOCKING OLD FASHIONED judging will be indoors. CRAFT BAZAAR A New Exhibitors Ring Orientation Class and a Canine Good Citizen Test will be conducted by Virginia Beach Nov. 2 - 3, 16 - 17 This event at the Kempsville Recreation Center in VirKennel Club, Inc. at the show. For more information, call ginia Beach, features more than 100 different craft vendors 222-3931 or visit http://www.infodog.com/prm/313/ each weekend,selling unique handmade items.Free admisprm313.pdf. sion and free onsite parking for shoppers. Food concessions will also be available. FRANCIS LAND HOUSE CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Meet with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Visits are free, professional photo Nov. 1 - 3 The Friends of the Virginia Beach Historic Houses pres- packages (children and pets) are available at varied prices. Event hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 16; 10 a.m. to ent the 28th annual Christmas Craft Faire at the Francis 4 p.m. Nov. 3 and 17. For more information, e-mail PRSpeLand House, 3131 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach. A variety of crafters will display and sell their charming and cialEvents@VBgov.com or call 385-2990. unique crafts. Brunswick stew, ham biscuits and baked goods are available for purchase. Admission is $2. All pro- HOLIDAY BAZAAR ceeds benefit the historic Adam Thoroughgood, Francis Nov. 3, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Land and Lynnhaven houses. The Cypress Point Circle of the King’s Daughters PresThe fair will be open Nov. 1, noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 2, 10 ents this event at the Quality Suites & Sleep Inn at Lake a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 3, noon to 4 p.m. For more informaWright in Norfolk. Enjoy an elegant and exclusive aftertion, call 385-5100. noon of shopping and socializing, while taking care of your holiday gift and decorating needs All proceeds benNEKOCON 16 efit Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters. For more information, visit www.kingsdaughters.org/holidaybazaar Nov. 1 - 3 The Hampton Roads Convention Center welcomes or e-mail HolidayBazaar@KingsDaughters.org. back Virginia’s oldest and longest running Japanese Anime convention. More than 4,000 attendees will enjoy everything from cosplay (a combination of the words costume and play) to L.A.R.P. (Live Action Role Playing), where attendees dress up as their favorite anime characters and become part of the action.Attend various panels and workshops (including those about Japanese culture), purchase merchandise in the dealer’s room and artist alley, and be a part of main attractions like karaoke contests, gaming tournaments, art shows and nightly dances. Admission is free. For more information, call 727-8311 or visit www.nekocon.com.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR MILITARY Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The event for military, veterans, government employees and their families will be at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Get help and learn more about foreclosure prevention and mortgage options, home-buyer assistance, non-profit support services, financial education, credit counseling, SCRA protections and employment assistance. Bring all necessary mortgage and financial documents. For more information, call (202)589-1938 or visit www.

The Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton will honor military members with free exhibit admission for active duty, veterans and retired military. ID must be presented to receive admission. For more information, call 727-0900 or visit www.vasc.org.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY Nov. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, and Dominion Power are proud to honor military heroes and their families with “Military Appreciation Day at the Zoo.” The day will include children’s games, entertainment, giveaways and more. Admission to the zoo on Nov. 9 is free with proper ID for active duty, retired military, DOD civilians, reserve/guard members and their eligible family members.

ARTFUL GIVING POP-UP SHOP Nov. 29 through Jan. 12 The Peninsula Fine Arts Center’s annual Artful Giving pop-up shop will feature original paintings, drawings, pottery, jewelry, glassware, scarves, holiday decor and more. Events kick off with a Black Friday sale, Nov. 29, offering 10 percent off all merchandise and 20 percent off for members, and refreshments. PFAC is looking for original artworks and crafts created by talented locals. Beginning Nov. 1, artists may drop off work for sale at the art center. “Artists in Residence” will be featured on weekends throughout December for those who would like to demonstrate a craft, visit with shoppers and promote their work. Contact PFAC at www.pfac-va.org or call 596-8175.The Peninsula Fine Arts Center is located at 101 Museum Drive, Newport News.

WORLD’S LARGEST THREE-MASTED BARQUE MAKING RETURN VISIT TO NORFOLK Nov. 7 - 11 On Nov. 7 the unique and majestic 99-year old Norwegian tall sailing ship“HNoMS Statsraad Lehmkuhl”is scheduled to arrive at approximately 8 a.m. in downtown Norfolk, docking at Otter Berth next to Waterside. The ship will depart around noon on Nov. 11.Arrival and departure times are approximate and are subject to change due to inclement weather. The public is invited to tour the ship Nov. 8 - 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Ship tours are free and open to the public. The Statsraad Lehmkuhl is sailed by the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy’s first year officer cadets who are participating in leadership training and team-building during the trip.The cadets also get a strong foundation of basic seamanship during their weeks onboard. Stripped of modern communication technology, the students are forced to work together to overcome the timeless challenges and dangers of travelling the seas by sail. Statsraad Lehmkuhl has been part of the basic training program since 2002. For more information, including hours, park regulations and parking, visit www.festevents.org or call 441-2345.


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