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PAGE 6 Seaside Lanes at Dam Neck Annex will ring in the New Year with cosmic bowling, Dec. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Cost is $40 per person or $140 BY MC3 JONNIE HOBBY per lane for up to Harry S.Truman Strike Group Public Affairs six people. Includes unlimited ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — Sailors aboard the bowling, shoe aircraft carrier USS Harry S.Truman (CVN 75) and rental, all-you- personnel from the Navy Unmanned Combat Air System program ofﬁce (PMA-268) integrated test can-eat pizza team made history Dec.9 as they taxied an X-47B beverages,party Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonfavors. Prepaid strator aircraft for the ﬁrst time aboard a carrier. reservations. Call During the test phase, UCAS deck operators used an arm-mounted control display unit (CDU) 492-6341 for to remotely control the aircraft. information. Gerrit Everson, one of the operators who con-
WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends visited NAS Oceana and Dam Neck Annex, Dec. 7 - 8 as part of the 10th annual WWE “Tribute to the Troops,” a holiday show ﬁlmed Dec. 9 at the Scope arena in Norfolk. LEFT: Following a pizza lunch, WWE personalities sign autographs for Sailors and Marines at VFA-106 on Friday. ABOVE: WWE Star The Miz receives a safety brieﬁng with VFA-211 Pilot Lt. Cmdr. Justin Allen, prior to his ﬂight in the “Checkmates” Super Hornet Dec. 7. — More photos, story, pages 12 -13
Truman hosts ﬁrst ﬂight deck taxiing of X-47B UCAS-D trolled the X-47B, said the UCAS demonstrator displayed excellent integration with Truman’s ﬂight deck. “With the CDU, we followed the aircraft director’s signals to move the aircraft left or right, over the arresting wire, to and from the catapults and to various spotting positions,” said Everson. “These tests proved that we can taxi the X-47B with the precision that an aircraft carrier’s ﬂight deck requires.” Lt. Cmdr. Larry Tarver, Truman’s aircraft handling ofﬁcer, said every test on the aircraft brings the Navy one step closer to unmanned carrier aviation. “Nobody has ever done this before,”saidTarver.
“Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have ﬂown all over the world, but an X-47B has never operated on an aircraft carrier. Every evolution with this aircraft is taken step-by-step because we don’t fully know how it will react to a carrier environment. It’s a little out of our comfort zone, so our safety precautions are maximized.” “Every exercise completed out here is data gathered for the UCAS-D team,”said Tarver.“A carrier environment can only be simulated to a certain extent on land, so we have to take our time when it comes to evolutions like this.” — See UCAS-D Page 9
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DoD identiﬁes Navy casualty
BASE BRIEFS » » »» » »»»»»»» Holiday hours for NMCRS
Holiday chapel schedule Roman Catholic Dec. 24 — Christmas Eve Mass, 4:30 p.m. NAS Oceana Chapel Dec. 25 — Christmas Day Mass, 9 a.m. NAS Oceana Chapel Dec. 31 — Monday Vigil Mass, 5 p.m. Dam Neck Chapel Jan. 1 — Tuesday Mass, 9 a.m. NAS Oceana Chapel
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at NAS Oceana Dec. 24 — Protest Candlelight Service, 6 p.m. NAS will be closed on the following dates: Oceana Chapel Dec. 24 and 31 — Closing at noon For more information, contact the Oceana Chapel of the Dec. 25 and Jan. 1 — Closed Good Shepherd at 433-2871 or the Dam Neck Chapel by For more information, call the NMCRS ofﬁce at Oceana the Sea at 492-6602. at 433-3383.
Holiday hours for FFSC
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From Department of Defense Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Department of Defense announced Dec. 10 the death of a Sailor who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Petty Ofﬁcer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pa., died of combat related injuries suffered Dec. 8 (EST), while supporting operations near Kabul, Afghanistan. Checque was assigned to an East Coastbased Naval Special Warfare unit.
Fleet & Family Support Center at NAS Oceana will be closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. FFSC Dam Neck will be by appointment only on Dec. 24. FFSC Oceana will retain full operations and availability for appointments and walk-ins.
New Bible study The Dam Neck Annex chapel has begun a Bible study for adults and children, ages 4 through 4th grade, following the 9 a.m. Sunday worship. For more information, call 492-6602.
Jewish Festival of Lights
The eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights begins sundown Dec. 8 - 16. A Jewish Hanukkah service will be held at the Commodore Levy Chapel at Naval Station Norfolk Dec. 14, Clydesdale to be at NEX on Sunday 6:30 p.m. Jewish personnel who need assistance can conBring your camera to get photos of the world-famous tact the NAS Oceana chapel at 433-2871 or Norfolk chapel Clydesdales which will be at the Oceana Navy Exchange at 444-7361. Information about Hanukkah can be found at on Dec. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. www.chanukah.org or through the chapels.
Hours at BHC Records Department The records department at Branch Health Clinic at NAS Oceana, has new hours of operation. •Medical Department Monday through Thursday — 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday— 7 a.m.to noon;closed 1 - 4 p.m.for staff training •Dental Department Monday through Thursday — 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday— 7 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.; closed 1 - 4 p.m. for staff training. Active duty check-in/out process can be completed on Friday morning.
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Chapel Schedule of Services Chapel of the Good Shepherd, Oceana Protestant
Sunday Sunday School - 9 a.m. Worship (main chapel) 10:40 a.m.
Mass – Tues-Fri, 11:30 a.m. Sun. Mass - 9 a.m., 12:15 p.m.
Chapel by the Sea, Dam Neck - 492-6602 Contemporary Protestant Worship Sunday 9 a.m.
Confession Saturday 4 p.m. Catholic Worship 5 p.m. Adult and children’s Bible Study, following 9 a.m. worship Coffee House - Wednesday, 6 p.m.
The next issue of the Jet Observer, published on Dec. 20, will be the ﬁnal issue for 2012. The deadline for all submissions for that issue will be Monday, Dec. 17, at noon. Naval Station Norfolk Following a holiday break, the Jet Observer will resume Jewish Services - Fri - 7:30 p.m., Naval Station Norfolk - 444-7361 publication in 2013 with the Jan. 10 issue.The deadline for Islamic Services - Fri - 1:30 p.m., Masjid al Da’waj 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) submissions for the ﬁrst issue next year will be Jan. 4. For more information, contact the Jet Observer ofﬁce at Contact Chaplains: NAS Oceana at 433-2871, CVW-1 at 433-3676 433-3360. CVW-7 at 433-2247, CVW-8 at 433-2420, CVW-3 at 433-2098, FRC Oceana at 433-9286
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Survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor salute as the “Star Spangled Banner” is played during the annual Pearl Harbor Survivors Remembrance Ceremony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. The ceremony marks the 71st anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that claimed the lives of more than 2,300 service members and prompted the United States to enter World War II.
Be ready when opportunity knocks BY LT. JON SETTLEMOIR Carrier Air Wing 1 Chaplain George was a musical prodigy. His father wanted him to go into law (there was more money in it) but he gravitated to music at an early age. By the age of 17, his talent was recognized to the point that he was the organist of his church (a very competitive position in his town).A year later he was a violinist at an opera house in Hamburg, Germany.A few years later he tried his hand at being a composer and his fame skyrocketed. He relocated to England to serve as the ofﬁcial conductor for King George I and by the time he was 40 (which is very young by the way), he was a world-famous musician. Shortly after that, his career went into a tailspin. The politics of the day changed and he was no longer popular. Many of his later works were rejected and as a result, he went from riches to rags in a very short time. Not only that, he suffered a seizure that left his right arm limp and caused him to lose the use of four of the ﬁngers on his right hand. At the age of 56,George decided to retire.This was early in 1741. Later that year, a friend named Charles Jennings brought George a libretto (anidea or rough outline for an opera) on the life of Jesus Christ, and asked George if he would write it. George recognized that this was an opportunity to put his gifts to work in something much bigger than himself. He was so inspired by this work that he worked almost around the clock for the next 24 days. When it was ﬁnished, George Frederick Handel had written what was and still is considered the greatest composition ever,“Messiah.” You’ve probably already heard portions of it on TV and on the radio this Christmas season.Messiah’s “Hallelujah Chorus” is one of the most well known and recognized pieces of music in the history of the world. So beautiful and wonderful is this part of “Messiah” that during its premier, King George II was so moved by the words and music that he stood. To this day it is customary for audiences to stand during the “Hallelujah Chorus.” — See Setbacks, Page 19
Pearl Harbor survivors commemorate attack STORY/PHOTO BY MC3 KAREN BLANKENSHIP Navy Public Affairs Support Element East
The monument was built and dedicated in 1990 by the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association. An expansion to the monument was completed in 2001 and included the addiThe Pearl Harbor Survivors Association Tidewater Chap- tion of 184 names of local survivors of the attack. ter 2 hosted an Annual Pearl Harbor Survivors Remem“The fact that these 12 survivors, and indeed many of brance Ceremony at Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little their mates from the Second World War, labored through Creek-Fort Story, Dec. 7. those next ﬁve years and went Twelve survivors attended through those sacriﬁces, went the ceremony, which marks through that service, saw that the 71st anniversary of the death and destruction and attack on Pearl Harbor that bore those physical or emoclaimed the lives of more tional scars themselves is an than 2,300 service members indication that the greatness and prompted the United of this nation and an indicaStates to enter World War II. tion of the ideals that those 12 “They are ordinary people, men represented on the 7th yet extraordinary people who of December when they were helped lead this great counwearing the cloth of our natry through sheer tragedy, to tion,” said Paxton. resounding victory,”said Capt. As part of the commemoraCharles Stuppard, commandtion, a simple eight-bell cerer, JEB Little Creek-Fort Story. emony was performed during “They worked, raised their which the survivors stated families and lived amongst us. their name,rank and the comA Pearl Harbor survivor listens to the guest speakers durThey are who reporter Tom mand to which they were ing the annual Pearl Harbor Survivors Remembrance CerBrokaw rightfully titled his assigned in 1941. The cereemony at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story on Dec. 7. bestselling book, ‘The Greatmony also included a wreath est Generation.’” laying and 21-gun salute. Lt. Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., commander, U.S. Marine Forc“The ceremony was great today,” said Ernest Davenport, es Command and the guest speaker during the ceremony, a survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack and 21-year Navy vetechoed that same sentiment during his speech. eran. “It was one of the best I’ve ever attended out here.” “The strength of America is in that we keep having the During his famous speech after the attack, President next greatest generation,” said Paxton.“So I assure the 12 Franklin Delano Roosevelt said, “With conﬁdence in our of you today that your service was noble, your sacriﬁce armed forces — with the unbounding determination of doesn’t go unrecognized and that we remember your our people — we will gain the inevitable triumph — so shipmates.” help us God.” The ceremony, which was held at the Pearl Harbor MonJapan formally surrendered aboard USS Missouri (BB 63) ument on JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, commenced at 12:55 while anchored in Tokyo Bay the morning of Sept. 2, 1945, p.m. EST, the exact time the 1941 attack began. nearly four years after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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Photos of recent awards, promotions and retirements
MILESTONES Hard work brings more rewards for VFA-131 ‘Wildcats’ BY LT. COLTON GWINN VFA-131 Public Affairs Ofﬁcer The “Wildcats” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 131 have had quite an adventure over the past six months of deployment to the 5th Fleet Area of Responsibility. While executing high tempo ﬂight operations in the Arabian Gulf in November, the Wildcats received outstanding news with the announcement of the enlisted advancement results.Wildcat Sailors were rewarded for their hard work with promotion rates well above the Navy average, with a 61.5 percent E-5 advancement rate and a 65.2 percent E-4 advancement rate, resulting in 35 Sailors being frocked. More good news was received when USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7 were ordered to return to Norfolk for the holidays. Although
the Wildcats expect to redeploy, Sailors are very excited to spend time with their families. As a team, the Wildcats earned a unit level award: the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist Pennant,with 80 percent of the command qualiﬁed throughout 2012. In the mix of promotions, awards and qualiﬁcations, the commanding ofﬁcer recognized maintenance control as the work center of the month and Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Christopher V.Walker as the Safety Professional of the Month. For the strike ﬁghter pilots of VFA-131, November was packed with multi-service training ﬂights in the Arabian Gulf region, leading to advanced qualiﬁcations. Operations tempo was high, creating long days for many Wildcats, but led to an opportunity to operate more efﬁciently as a team.
Photo by Lt. Joshua Wyatt
During ceremonies at the NAS Oceana Ofﬁcers Club on Nov. 9, 14 aviators received patches from their new ﬂeet squadron. The class, pictured on USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), completed a 39-week training syllabus in the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet at VFA-106. Newly “patched” graduates and their Navy squadrons include Lt. j.g. James Cox and Lt. j.g. Russel Brown, VFA-103, Lt. j.g. Adam Fisel, VFA-11; Lt. j.g. Patrick Kennedy, VFA-15; Lt. j.g. Philip Denicola, VFA-81; Lt. j.g. Brendan Thorson, VFA-143; Lt. j.g. John Wake, VFA-32; Lt. j.g. Michael Smallwood, VFA-211; Lt. j.g. Chad Lemrick and Lt. j.g. Caroline Johnson, VFA-213. The newest graduates and their Marine squadrons include Capt. Jason Condi, VMFA-115; Capt. Matthew Daugherty, VMFA-312; Capt. Brian Grygo, VMFA-242 and Capt. Anthony Peters, VMFA-251.
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Photo by Harry Gerwien
Following the results of the fall advancement exams,NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis frocked Sailors attached to Oceana and Dam Neck Annex to their new paygrades of ﬁrst, second and third class petty ofﬁcers. Ten Sailors were advanced to ﬁrst class, 12 to second class and 22 to third class petty ofﬁcer. The ceremony was held in front of building 230 on Dec. 7. Geis also thanked the many families who attended the frocking for their support of the Sailors. Shown with the Sailors are (l-r) Oceana Command Master Chief (AW/SW) Bill Smalts, Geis and Oceana Executive Ofﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope. — For more frocking photos, visit www.oceanajetobserver.com
Ofﬁcer in Charge PSD Oceana Cmdr. Terry Walton (l) is presented the Meritorious Service Medal, Dec. 4, by NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis. Walton served as the ofﬁcer in charge for both PSD Oceana and CSD Dam Neck from November 2011 to December 2012. Walton transitioned his detachment from a military to an all civilian workforce and despite deep manpower cuts, continued to provide superb customer service to 112 tenant commands, while maintaining more than 11,000 pay and personnel accounts.
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Fentress Sailor provides special holiday community gift STORY/PHOTO BY BATTALION CHIEF ED ETHERIDGE Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services, Fire District 3 Aviation Boatswain’s Mate - Handling (ABH) 2nd Class (AW/SW) Shawneequa Joyner, assigned to NALF Fentress, and operating out of Navy Region Mid-Atlantic Fire & Emergency Services Fire Station 29, volunteered to provide a very special holiday gift through community service on Dec. 4. Joyner is a military ﬁreﬁghting crash captain who maintains her qualiﬁcation as a cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instructor.She has a professional reputation of pushing forward for advancement and in the process,providing support for those around her. When she heard the Cox High School Crew Team was seeking support for a CPR class, Joyner was quick to jump in and provide her knowledge and assistance. She teamed up with a local community training company “cprcert4u” to train 33 high school students in Virginia Beach. “Through commitment to the kids and the community, we pay our way forward, and there is no better way than to give back to the community than through investing in the youth of the community,” said Joyner. Crew is a very competitive sport. Cox Crew has more than 60 rowers in training for competition against other
ABH2 (AW/SW) Shawneequa Joyner from NALF Fentress provides CPR training to Cox High School Crew Team members Will Gage and Charlie Schug. Joyner teamed up with local community training company “cprcert4u” to certify 33 high school students in Virginia Beach in Basic First Aid, CPR and AED. high schools and colleges, including the U.S. Naval Academy and Navy crew teams. Last month, Cox’s Tyler Rupp rowed to ﬁrst place among the men’s singles at the “Head of the Occoquan Regatta” in Fairfax County,Va. The rowers do not generally have one-on-one involvement with the military,other than their year-round training which includes military teams.The visit sparked a friend-
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IS2(SW/AW) Bobby Zickefoose, temporarily assigned to the Dam Neck 1st Lieutenant clears brush on Nov. 26 to provide a ﬁre safety radius around a building which stores ﬂammable materials on Dam Neck Annex. Sailors from the 1st Lieutenant assisted Atlantic Targets with clearing the brush around their facility. In addition to keeping Dam Neck clean, especially the beach, Sailors in the 1st Lieutenant regularly help tenant commands with projects such as this.
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MILLINGTON, Tenn. (NNS) — Sailors from 10 enlisted communities will see their Sea Shore Flow (SSF) Enlisted Career Paths adjusted in the Navy’s latest Sea Shore Flow Update, ofﬁcials said Dec. 4. “Changes to the enlisted sea duty and shore duty billet base require periodic tour length updates to ensure proper manning of our ships, submarines, aviation squadrons, and other operational units,” said Navy Personnel Command (NPC) Force Master Chief (AW/SW/NAC) Jon Port.“This year’s Sea Shore Flow update released in NAVADMIN 361/12 is on a much smaller scale than the Sea Shore Flow revision implemented in 2011.” Last year was the ﬁrst revision to Sea Shore Flow since it was implemented in 2008 and impacted 44 out of 84 enlisted communities with more than 118,000 Sailors facing longer sea tour lengths.This year, only 10 enlisted communities will be impacted and fewer than 9,000 Sailors will
see longer sea tour lengths. Last year, the Navy also began a concerted effort to balance SSF for sea-intensive ratings by increasing in-rate shore duty billets in regional maintenance centers (RMCs), aﬂoat training groups (ATGs), and ﬂeet readiness centers (FRCs) among other critical shore activities. “These billets provide rating enhancing shore tour opportunities within ﬂeet concentration areas improving geographic stability for our Sailors and their families,”said Rear Adm. Annie Andrews, director Navy Total Force Division (OPNAV N12).“As an added beneﬁt, in-rate shore duty billets in the RMCs, ATGs, and FRSs increase the total number of Sailors returning back to sea as skilled journeymen and supervisors; expand ﬂeet training capacity; and ultimately result in better personnel, training and material readiness conditions on our ships, submarines and aviation squadrons.” Sea and shore tour lengths are set via the Sea Shore Flow NAVADMIN and are driven — See Rotation Page 14
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UCAS-D: Every test brings Navy a step closer to unmanned carrier aviation — Continued from page 1 Matt Funk, the lead test engineer on the demonstration project,saidTruman has been extremely helpful during the X-47B’s testing, and Sailors aboard the carrier have been receptive to the training required to work with the new system. “Everyone’s really excited about this program and has provided a lot of positive feedback,” said Funk.“I think it’s been especially popular with younger Sailors who have grown up surrounded by computers.They recognize that the systems used to control and ﬂy the aircraft are very much like what they’d expect to see in a video game.” “We are bringing the most advanced technologies together to make this a successful evolution,”said Lt.Anthony Lee, Truman’s ﬂight deck ofﬁcer.“This type of innovation hasn’t been seen since the ﬁrst time an aircraft landed aboard a carrier, which puts us further ahead as a military.” According to Don Blottenberger, principal deputy program manager for PMA-268, the X-47B’s testing aboard Truman has resulted in signiﬁcant progress for UCAS-D. “UCAS-D is a learning program which means we’re here to learn all of the lessons of how we will integrate into a variety of the systems on board Truman,” said Blottenberger. “Because we are still in the early stages of this technology, we aren’t currently looking at how these aircraft might be utilized from a mission stand point.Nevertheless,the learning we have done has uncovered the beneﬁts of autonomous ﬂight regardless of whether the aircraft is manned or unmanned.” Blottenberger said crew members and operators, like those the team has worked with aboard Truman, will remain a large part of this learning and demonstration program through its completion. “Every person we’ve met is curious and has great questions about what we’re doing and how Sailors interact with the X-47B,” said Blottenberger.“Truman has been invaluable to our program.” The X-47B is scheduled to complete taxi testing before Truman returns to its homeport in Naval Station Norfolk.
Monthly specials at thrift shop The NAS Oceana Thrift Shop, located on Hornet Drive next to bachelor housing in building 419, offers monthly specials on store items, including uniform specials for active duty and ﬁll a bag specials. Also if you’re cleaning out your closets, the store accepts donations. A drop box is located in front of the building. Proceeds from items sold beneﬁt military families and the local community. Current hours are Monday, Thursday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 - 9 p.m. The store’s number is 433-2193.
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F-35B test aircraft BF-3, ﬂown by Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks, completes the ﬁrst aerial weapons release of an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II laser-guided bomb by any variant of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. BF-3 dropped the GBU-12 over the Atlantic Test Ranges from an internal weapons bay on Dec. 3. The F-35B is undergoing ﬂight test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River, Md., prior to delivery to the ﬂeet.
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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) -- The F-35 Integrated Test Force accomplished another signiﬁcant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in ﬂight. BF-3, a short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb over water in the Atlantic Test Ranges,while traveling at 0.8 Mach,or 485 nautical miles per hour, at an altitude of approximately 5,000 feet. “Completion of this weapons separation test is a testament to the ﬂexibility of the ITF, where every day we are verifying different portions of the F-35 ﬂight envelope or validating multiple planned capabilities,” said Navy Capt. Erik Etz, director of test for F-35 naval variants.“Today’s release of the GBU-12 builds on our team’s ﬁrstever drop earlier this summer and was the result of extraordinary effort by our team of maintainers, engineers, pilots and others who consistently work long hours to deliver F-35 warﬁghting capability to the U.S. services and our international partners.” The release was the second for the F35B, and the fourth overall for the program. To date, F-35 variants have successfully released the 500-pound GBU-12, a 1,000-pound GBU-32, a 1-ton GBU-31 and
an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Airto-Air Missile. “We’re expanding the envelope for the ﬂeet,” said Lt. Cmdr. Michael Burks, test pilot for the mission. “The GBU-12 is a critical weapon in the F-35’s arsenal and will be vital in our mission to support the troops on the ground.” An aerial weapons separation event tests the proper and safe release of the weapon from its carriage system and trajectory away from the aircraft. It is the culmination of a signiﬁcant number of tests, including ground ﬁt checks, ground pit drops, and aerial captive carriage and environment ﬂights to ensure the system is working properly before expanding the test envelope in the air. Aircraft and land-based test monitoring systems collected data from the successful separation, which is in review at the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. The F-35B is the variant of the Lightning II designed for use by the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as F-35 international partners in the United Kingdom and Italy. The F-35B is capable of short takeoffs and vertical landings to enable air power projection from amphibious ships, ski-jump aircraft carriers and expeditionary airﬁelds. The F-35B is undergoing ﬂight test and evaluation at NAS Patuxent River and Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. prior to delivery to the ﬂeet.
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A VERY LARGE CHECK FOR CFC SAPR-F master mobile training teams prepare to deploy BY ED BARKER Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs
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NAS Oceana Commanding Ofﬁcer Capt. Bob Geis (r) and Executive Ofﬁcer Capt. Kit Chope accept a check for $10,455 from Oceana NEX General Manager Melissa Dodson-Dozier (2nd l) and Jet Mart Sales Associate Myra Punter on Dec. 3 at the Oceana quarterdeck. The check, which beneﬁts the Combined Federal Campaign, represents the proceeds from the Oceana NEX’s sale of a special discount coupon for the annual CFC. Punter was asked to help present the check after selling the most discount coupons within the NEX.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Master Mobile Training Teams from the Navy’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Task Force are preparing to deploy worldwide to provide SAPR-F (Fleet) Preparation Training to command training teams, Navy ofﬁcials announced Dec. 7. The SAPR-F training is the latest event in the Navy’s aggressive efforts to prevent sexual assaults and promote essential culture changes within the force. The 20 SAPR-F Master Mobile Training Teams (MMTTs) began deploying around the globe on Dec. 6 to provide SAPR-F Preparation Training to designated midlevel leadership command training teams in ﬂeet concentration areas and locations with signiﬁcant Navy presence. These teams will then deliver the SAPR-F training
to their E-6 and below personnel, which must be completed at each command by March 31. Capt.William Marvel,chief of staff for the SAPR Task Force, explained the MMTT preparatory training will enable the command training teams to provide valuable SAPRF training to Sailors at every command throughout the Navy. “These MMTTs are modeled after the very successful MMTTs that deployed globally in support of SAPR-Leadership training. They will provide individual command training teams with the tools necessary to stimulate an open conversation to reinforce Sailor commitment and encourage them to intervene with other Sailors to reduce sexual assaults and promote a culture of respect, trust and professionalism in our force,” said Marvel. “SAPR-F continues the storyline from SAPR-L, but is reoriented to — See Training, Page 14
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Oceana, Dam Neeck Sailors and Marines meet sttars of WWE BY CATHY HEIMER Jet Observer
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Marines stationed at Oceana pose with WWE Diva Layla Dec. 7. Layla also kicked of the “Jingle Bell 1.5-Miler” run for active duty, retired military and family members on Friday. The stars from the WWE visited NAS Oceana as part of the 10th annual WWE “Tribute to the Troops,” a holiday show ﬁlmed Dec. 9 at the Scope arena in Norfolk.
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During the Navy-Marine Corps Challenge at Dam Neck, Sailors eyeball their competition in the tug-of-war. The Navy won the tug-of-war over the Marines. WWE celebrities cheered on the competitors.
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Active duty, retired military and family members start the “Jingle Bell 1.5-Miler” at NAS Photo by MC2 Antonio P. Turretto Ramos Oceana Dec. 7, sponsored by MWR. WWE Diva AT2(AW) Caleb Moseley from VFA-106 has his son’s souvenir WWE Layla sounded the air horn to start the race championship belt autographed by WWE star Randy Orton during the and cheered on the runners. celebrities’ visit to the “Gladiators” of VFA-106 Dec. 7.
Dolph Ziggler, Layla and a Rosa had a bird’s eye view from the air trafﬁc control tower to watch The Miz’s ﬂightt take off.After meeting with Sailors and civiliaans, the visitors each received an air operation ns command coin from Cmdr. Bill Hanrahan, aiir operations ofﬁcer. WWE celebrities allso met with military personnel and their ffamilies and signed autographs prior to thee “Jingle Bell 1.5-Miler” run on Dec. 7 at the F Flightline Fitness center. Some of their youngesst fans brought WWE Tshirts for signatures ass well. WWE Diva Layla sounded the air horn n to start the race and cheered the runners on.
An army of World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) Legends, Superstars and Divas descended on Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and Dam Neck Annex,Dec. 7 – 8, for a ﬁrsthand look at the naval installations and the chance to meet Sailors and Marines stationed there.The visit to NAS Oceana was part of the 10th annual WWE “Tribute to the Troops,” a holiday show ﬁlmed Dec. 9 at the Scope arena in Norfolk. On Friday, the day began early for WWE wrestler “The Miz,” who ﬂew in the backseat of an F/A-18 Super Hornet from the “Checkmates” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 211. His day began with a brieﬁng in the Checkmates Ready Room and a trip to the paraloft, where he was shown how to put on all of his ﬂight gear before heading out to the jet, with Checkmate pilot, Lt. Cmdr. Justin Allen. When ﬁrst offered the opportunity to ﬂy in the backseat of the Super Hornet,The Miz joked about how his reaction was “Where do they sign me up? Do I want to puke and pass out? Sure, why not?” The day before his 90-minute ﬂight,The Miz was put through the water survival course at the Naval Aviation Survival Training Center at Naval Station Norfolk. But he had more serious reasons for accepting the opportunity for the orientation ﬂight. Photo by Cathy Heimer “Anytime you can go on an F/A-18, you’re go- During their stop at the Flightline Fitness Center Dolph poses for a photo ing to take that chance.You get to see exactly on Oceana, WWE Star D what our armed forces do.That’s why we like with one of his fans. going to Iraq, Afghanistan and we love going to Bahrain,” said The Miz, who recently reChief Aviation Suppo ortTechnician (AW/SW) turned from Bahrain. Allen Williamson, a Resservist at Fleet Logistics “You can see the news,you can see the stuff Support Squadron (VR R) 56 on Oceana took on TV all you want but until you actually see advantage of the chan nce to meet the WWE the way it all works, it’s just incredible to me. stars and get autograp phs for his two young I love seeing it. I love supporting our troops sons, ages 10 and 7.“Th hey’re big fans of WWE, and getting out there and seeing what they’re especially of Randy Orrton, so they’re going to doing,” said The Miz. be mad that they’re in n school and I’m here,” “It’s pretty cool. It’s nice to be able to show said Williamson, who liives in Richmond,Va. these guys around. I know the WWE guys like For Layla,the visit w was as much fun for her supporting the troops and not everybody gets as it was for the millitary and families she to see it from our perspective, so it’s kind of met. Joking around wiith Sailors and Marines cool to be able to show them,”said Allen, who during the celebrities’ visit to Strike Fighter has ﬂown several VIPs in the past. Squadron (VFA) 106, LLayla enthusiastically exWhile touring Oceana Air Operation, other plained she admires m military men and women WWE celebrities Mark Henry, Randy Orton, for the sacriﬁces theyy make every day. “I’m
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having a great time. I’m just happy that we, the WWE could come here, have a blast and during the holiday season, show our appreciation,” she said. While it would be easy for the celebrities to just ﬁlm their show on Sunday without a hectic schedule in the days prior, Layla enjoys the opportunity to meet so many active duty and their families. “We do want to show the troops and everybody that we do care,” she said about the touring schedule that includes up to 50 weeks annually with visits to military bases stateside and overseas. Lt. Col. Michael Juenger, executive ofﬁcer of the “Gladiators” of VFA-106 was happy to host a pizza party and a meet and greet with the WWE for his Sailors and Marines. “We don’t get opportunities like this very often to interact with some of these celebrities.They [the WWE] are very supportive of what we do,” said Juenger. Juenger was also a good sport for the WWE ﬁlm crew who captured the moment when Layla and Rosa, another WWE Diva, snuck up behind the Marine and lifted him for some humorous photos. Juenger wasn’t the only good sport at the command. Ziggler, Orton and Henry from the WWE also lifted up — and in a few cases, planted a kiss on their check— several unsuspecting Sailors and Marines who were only expecting to get an autograph. Following a tour of the Gladiators’ hangar and jet,the visitors headed over to the Oceana Navy Exchange, where more than 200 eager WWE fans were lined up for more than hour before the celebrities’ arrival. In less than two hours, the entertainers signed more than 1,000 photos for their fans, who waited patiently at the NEX. The visit to Oceana concluded with a stop at the Chief Petty Ofﬁcers’Club to meet chiefs and their families. Saturday’s visit to Dam Neck included some ﬁerce competition between Sailors and Marines with the Navy-Marine Corps Challenge. As theWWE stars cheered them on,the Sailors won the tug-of-war and bragging rights.WWE celebrities also signed autographs at the NEX and the Liberty Center The week concluded for the WWE stars with the ﬁlming of their live holiday show at Photo by AD3 Phurtura L. Brazier the Norfolk Scope for active duty and their WWE stars sign autographs Dec. 8 at the Liberty Center on Dam Neck Annex. They also did a meet and greet at the Dam families. Neck Navy Exchange with their fans.
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— Continued from page 11 focus on bystander intervention, emphasize the importance of disrupting the continuum of harm and recognize misplaced loyalties.” The MMTT training is coordinated and hosted by the Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) and will help ensure a consistent message reaches the force — sexual assault is a crime and will not be tolerated in the Navy, according to Marvel. “The SAPR-F training uses video vignettes and facilitated face-to-face discussion to provide command leaders the tools to develop and promote a culture of change, said Capt. John Newcomer, CPPD commanding ofﬁcer. “We’ve put a lot of time and effort into working with our contractor to ensure that the training is innovative, effective and relevant with today’s Sailors, making sure they can relate to the scenarios in the video. More than 1,000 face-to-face SAPR-F Preparation Training sessions are scheduled starting in mid-December and running through mid-January, providing training for active and reserve component training teams. Those teams that are deployed and
unable to attend a face-to-face training session can receive the training via Defense Connect Online. After command training teams provide the SAPR-F training to their E-6 and below, each command is responsible for documenting completion via the Fleet Training Management Planning System (FLTMPS). Lt. Erich Hill, assigned team leader for one of the Paciﬁc Fleet MMTTs, will present some of the ﬁrst SAPR-F training sessions, starting at Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton,Wash. “The MMTT session was very effective and really prepared me to lead the SAPR-F training, said Hill.The materials were spot on, and the group dynamic and critique format of the MMTT session was really thought out and greatly appreciated. I’m excited to go back to the Northwest and train the command teams.” Additional information on the MMTT and SAPR-F training efforts can be found at the SAPR L/F training Web pages, including command registration for SAPR-F training: http://www.public.navy.mil/bupers-npc/ support/sapr/Pages/training.aspx. For more information about Navy SAPR, visit www.sapr.navy.mil.
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Rotation: requires periodic adjustments — Continued from page 8 by the total number of sea and shore duty billets each enlisted community needs to ﬁll. Every attempt is made to balance a Sailor’s personal and career goals and desires with ensuring the Navy’s sea duty manning needs are properly met. Among the changes announced in NAVADMIN 361/12, four ratings have increased sea tour lengths; two ratings have decreased sea tour lengths; two ratings have decreased shore tour lengths; one rating has decreased both sea and shore tour lengths; and one rating has decreased sea tour lengths and increased shore tour lengths.A summary of the changes for the ten impacted communities and speciﬁc SSF Enlisted Career Paths for all ratings are listed in the NAVADMIN. Detailers will review the records of Sailors in the affected communities and make PRD adjustments as required. Once all of the PRD adjustments have been completed, a formal notiﬁcation will be issued and
commands can review their EDVR (enlisted distribution and veriﬁcation report) for the changes. According to message, Sailors with PRDs prior to August 2013 will not have their current PRD adjusted under the updated SSF tour lengths. Rating detailers at NPC will determine what PRD adjustments all other Sailors will face based on the new policy and Fleet readiness. Sea Shore Flow was ﬁrst implemented in 2008 to replace paygrade-driven Sea Shore Rotation. Sea Shore Flow Enlisted Career Paths are designed to ensure proper manning of all sea duty and front line operational billets.At the same time, SSF helps to provide a more desirable work-life balance throughout a Sailor’s career by working to offset the often arduous nature of sea duty with predictable periods of meaningful work ashore. For more information read NAVADMIN 361/12 available at www.npc.navy.mil.
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Revamped program aids separating service members BY DONNA MILES American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON — Major changes announced Dec. 6 to the Transition Assistance Program will revolutionize the way the military prepares people leaving the services, with mandatory participation in programs throughout their military careers to help set them up for a successful transition. The redesigned program, called Transition Goals Planning Success or Transition GPS, was unveiled by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. It is a multi-agency response to President Barack Obama’s call to improve career readiness for separating service members, explained Susan S. Kelly, principal director of the Defense Department’s Transition to Veterans Program Ofﬁce. The president hinted at the most-sweeping change to the Transition Assistance Program in two decades during a speech this summer to the Veterans of Foreign
Wars. Obama called it the centerpiece to a broader federal effort to help service members transition to civilian life and to reduce veterans unemployment. During the three-phase rollout of the Transition GPS program that will continue through 2014, the many, but often disconnected, activities conducted across the U.S. government to support veterans and their families will be melded into one comprehensive effort, Kelly said. The Defense Department and departments of Veterans Affairs and Labor aligned their most successful programs to deliver better and more comprehensive services to help make service members “career ready” for civilian employment, ofﬁcials said.They reached out to the Department of Education to integrate the latest teaching methods and tapped into the resources of the Ofﬁce of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration. One of the biggest changes in the new program is that participation is no longer voluntary.
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Transition GPS: major changes will help military transition to civilian careers â€” Continued from page 15 Based on a law that took effect Nov. 21, service members can no longer opt out of the transition assistance program. All, including reservists and Guardsmen demobilized after 180 days of active duty, must now attend speciďŹ c training sessions and take concrete steps to prepare for separation. During phase one of the rollout, being implemented immediately, all separating service members will receive counseling about Department of Veterans beneďŹ ts, Kelly said. In addition, most will be required to attend newly revamped employment workshops run by the Department of Labor. These workshops incorporate new curriculum such as how to explore career interests, use search tools to ďŹ nd job opportunities, write a resume, interview for a position and negotiate a salary, said John Moran, DOLâ€™s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans Employment and Training Service. While fulďŹ lling the congressional mandate to reach out to all separating service members, the interagency team went a step beyond the law to further enhance the effort, Kelly said. Separating service members must now take ďŹ nancial planning training, and complete a 12-month budget that factors in the cost of where they decide to live after leaving the military. They must evaluate how their military-acquired education, training and experience translate into civilian career qualiďŹ cations and prepare an individual transition plan. The task force ran a pilot program last summer at seven installations to evaluate this core curriculum, gathering assessments from about 950 military members who participated. â€œMany in the pilot programs found it eye-opening,â€? Kelly said. The seven pilot sites continue to offer the DOL workshops, but the instruction will be available service-wide by January,
Moran said. The programâ€™s second phase, to be tested during 2013 and implemented by the yearâ€™s end, establishes requirements for separating service members who plan to go on to college or technical or career training or to start their own businesses. Those electing higher education or other training will be required to show an acceptance letter from that institution, or have an application ďŹ lled out and ready to submit, Kelly said.They also will be required to establish a contact with a counselor to follow up with after leaving the military. Also during phase two, service members who hope to become entrepreneurs will be required to connect with the Small Business Administration for help in drafting and evaluating their small business plans. The ďŹ nal phase of the rollout to be implemented by the end of 2014 will integrate transition preparation throughout the service memberâ€™s military career. The idea, Kelly explained, is to begin preparations for transition long before a service member prepares to leave the military. â€œThe end state that we are shooting for is to embed this across the military lifecycle,â€? she said. Each service will develop a plan designating points along a service memberâ€™s career path for this training, Kelly said. Danny Pummill from the VA called the Transition GPS program an unprecedented interagency effort that ensures service members have the time and resources to prepare for a smooth transition from the military. It will help the nationâ€™s newest veterans live up to their destinies asâ€œthe next greatest generation,â€? he said. â€œIf we do this right, this is our opportunity to once again transform America,â€? Pummill said. â€” For more information about how to register for Transition GPS, offered in Hampton Roads at the Fleet & Family Support Center, see page 21.
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NORAD provides website, apps to track Santa From the North American Aerospace Defense Command PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Children of all ages will be able to track Santa Claus on his annual journey, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command. The “NORAD Tracks Santa” website at http://www.noradsanta.org is up and running.The site features a holiday countdown, games and daily activities, video messages from students around the world and more, ofﬁcials said, and it is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese. Ofﬁcial apps also are available in the Windows Store,Apple Store and Google Play so parents and children can count down the days until Santa’s launch on their smartphones and tablets.Tracking opportunities also offered on Facebook,Twitter,YouTube and Google Plus. Santa followers just need to type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started. Starting at midnight Mountain Standard Time on Dec.24,website visitors can watch Santa make the preparations for his ﬂight. Then, at 4 a.m. Mountain time, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-HiNORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” also will stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations. NORAD Tracks Santa is possible, in large part, to the efforts and services of numerous program contributors, ofﬁcials said.
New to this year’s program are Bing, HP, iLink-Systems, Kids.gov, Microsoft’s Windows Azure, BeMerry! Santa, and SiriusXM. Returning collaborators include the 21st Space Wing, Acuity Scheduling, Air Canada, American Forces Network, Analytical Graphics Inc.,Avaya, Citadel Mall, Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Council, CradlePoint, Defense Video Imagery Distribution System, the Federal Aviation Administration, First Choice Awards and Gifts, Globelink Foreign Language Center, the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, Meshbox, the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, Naturally Santa’s, the Newseum, OnStar, PCI Broadband, the Pentagon Channel, RadiantBlue, Space Foundation, TurboSquid, twtelecom, UGroup Media,Verizon and VisionBox. Santa’s Countdown Calendar and the Santa Cam videos will feature music by military bands, including the Naden Band of the Maritime Forces Paciﬁc,the Air Force Academy Band, the Air Force Band of Liberty, the Air Force Band of the Golden West, theAir Force Band of theWest,theAir Force Band, the Air Force Heartland of America Band, the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Band, the Air Force Band of Mid-America, and the West Point Band. It all started in 1955, when a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct — but the number was misprinted. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the crew commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. NORAD has carried the tradition on since the command was created in 1958.
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Program helps single military during holidays All Hampton Roads area active duty service members are invited to participate in the 20th Annual Operation Jingle, sponsored by the Hotel/Motel Associations and Convention and Visitors Bureaus from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The annual holiday program provides complimentary hotel accommodations to the visiting families of locally stationed service members who are unable to go home for the holidays. Operation Jingle provides a three-night stay in local hotels from Dec. 23 – 26.To qualify, service members must live aboard ships or reside in one of the local barracks or single Sailor PPV housing. Commands must verify the rooms will be used for families traveling to and from Hampton Roads to spend the holidays with their service member. Room availability is limited. Rooms will be reserved on a ﬁrst come-ﬁrst-served basis. To participate, commands must designate a representative as the command’s single point of contact to coordi-
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nate the delivery of applications and conﬁrmation information with the Norfolk Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). The only charge for the room is a non-refundable reservation fee of $10 per room, per night.The entire reservation fee will be donated to the NMCRS.Reservation fees ensure that all rooms are used. Hotels require 24 hour cancellation in the event rooms cannot be used. Deadline for submission is Dec. 19. Commands may request registration forms from Loretta Russell, Norfolk NMCRS by calling 322-1175 or e-mail at Loretta.russell@ nmcrs.org. All incidental expenses incurred during the hotel stay, to include phone calls, laundry services,movies, room service and other meals are the responsibility of the service member reserving the room. Command representatives of underway commands/units unable to meet the Dec. 19 deadline should contact Russell for more details.
— Continued from page 3 Here was a man who had great success at a very young age and then lost it all.Several times during that down period,Handel was bankrupt with no place to go.Yet when given an opportunity to shine, he plunged into the work and was inspired to create something that has outlived him and will most likely outlast all of us as well. You may have experienced a setback in your plans, your hopes have not turned out as you would have liked them to, but that doesn’t mean that you should give up. Opportunity may be just around the corner, and you have to be ready to respond when it knocks. May this season of joy ignite in you a passion for something greater than yourself and remind you that there are causes and realities that are eternally signiﬁcant above and beyond our circumstances. Merry Christmas. Hallelujah!
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Sports and fitness calendar BEAT THE BALL 5K Get a head start on your New Year’s resolutions with the second annual Beat the Ball 5K, being held at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth on Dec. 31. The run, which is open to the general public, begins at 11:35 p.m.There will be 11 age divisions for both men and women and a special award for those who ﬁnish by midnight. While race night registration will begin at 10 p.m., in order to receive a T-shirt, registration must be completed by Dec. 16. Registrants will be contacted two weeks prior to the race with instructions on obtaining base access. Entry fee varies, depending on whether or not runners are part of the military community and if obtaining a T-shirt. Entry forms are available at MWR ﬁtness centers or online at www. raceit.com.
OVER-30 BASKETBALL NAS Oceana Sports will begin play for the Over-30 Basketball League Jan. 15.The
season runs through Feb. 14 with a tournament for the top teams scheduled for Feb. 19. Registration deadline is Jan. 11. League is free. For more information, contact Sports Director David Crowley at 433-2200 or David.email@example.com.
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MILITARY MONDAYS Brute Strength Gym is offering Military Mondays, on the ﬁrst and third Mondays of each month. The free workout is open to all military personnel. Open to ﬁrst-time guests only and must present an ID card to front desk staff. Military who join on the day of their workout receive 10 percent off a year’s membership and when deployed, the membership will be frozen as not to lose days or money. Among its many features, the 12,000 square foot facility offers Forza equipment and a martial arts area. The gym is located at 836 Popular Hall Dr., Norfolk. Visit www.brutestrengthgym. net for more information.
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Despite a rainy, cold day, a small but dedicated group of 45 runners competed in the Dam Neck Veterans Day 5K, sponsored by MWR on Nov. 13. The overall winner was Pete Stoll with a time of 19:29, who also took ﬁrst place in the 45 -49 age category. The ﬁrst female to cross the ﬁnish line was Elizabeth Campos from MCAST on Dam Neck, with a time of 21:38. She also won her age category of 30 - 37.
Photos by E.J. Hersom
PHOTOS, LEFT: During the 113th Army-Navy game Dec. 8 at Lincoln Financial Stadium, U.S. Naval Academy player Bo Snelson runs the ball as U.S. Military Academy player Alex Meier chases him down. Nearly 81,000 spectators watched the game in which Navy led the scoring early in the game. While the teams were tied at one point, the Midshipmen of the Naval Academy went on to take its 11th consecutive win over the Cadets of West Point with a score of 17-13. RIGHT: U.S. Naval Academy player Bo Snelson waves an American Flag while celebrating Navy’s 17-13 win over Army at the Lincoln Financial Stadium. As the winner of the game, Navy took home the Commander in Chief’s Trophy, presented annually to the winner of the football competition among the service academies.
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FLEET & FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER WORKSHOPS
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) provides all service members with the opportunity to get an immediate tax break while saving for their and their familyâ€™s future. Learn how to take advantage of the governmentsponsored saving and investment program to build wealth and achieve ďŹ nancial independence in this workshop.
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EFFECTIVE RESUME WRITING Dec. 18, 9 a.m. to noon
SAVINGS AND INVESTMENTS Dec. 17, 8:30 - 10 a.m. This interactive program, suitable for all audiences, 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.
These days, only a top-notch resume will get you an interview. Learn how to market your skills, knowledge, accomplishments and experience with an impressive resume. This workshop includes tips on translating military terminology.
FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT SYSTEM Dec. 18, 1 - 4 p.m. Gain the advantage in your job search
with the federal government by learning how to ďŹ nd vacancies and job listings, complete the application process, and how to understand standard qualiďŹ cations and testing requirements.
JOB SEARCH STRATEGIES Dec. 19, 9 a.m. to noon Learn more about the crucial steps in the job search process.This workshop covers everything from assessing the hidden job market to ďŹ nding a job long-distance, including job searching on the Internet. Many of the resources and services available to job seekers are also discussed, including major employers in Hampton Roads and the Virginia Employment Commission.
TRANSITION GPS Weekly Transition GPS (Goals, Plan, Succeed) is a ďŹ ve-day workshop for separating military and pre-retirees. It covers military to civilian crosswalk, ďŹ nancial planning, job
search and career validation, federal hiring, resumes, and programs, and VA beneďŹ ts and other topics that facilitate a smooth transition from the military to the civilian community. If space is available, spouses may accompany the transitioning member. All classes are held weekly, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is Monday at 6:30 a.m. and the workshop is held in building C-9 at Naval Station Norfolk. See your command career counselor for a quota and workshop requirements to attend Transition GPS.
Transition assistance services available at all FFSCs â€˘ Workshops and counseling on all ďŹ nancial aspects of transition â€˘ Individual transition planning counseling â€˘ Transition information and employment referral
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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COMMUNITY CALENDAR » » »» » »»»»»»» TOYS FOR TOTS CONCERT Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. A Toys for Tots beneﬁt concert, featuring the Ken Ebo Jazz Orchestra, will be held at Tallwood High School, this Friday. Ebo, a Marine Corps staff sergeant is a trombone instructor at the Armed Forces School of Music at JEB Little Creek-Fort Story, who wants to give back to the community with the concert. The doors open at 7 p.m.The high school is located at 1668 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach. Admission is free but a donation of a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots is suggested.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY Dec. 14 -15, 6 - 9 p.m. Enjoy an evening at the Triple R Ranch. The ranch is decorated in lights, and will feature a live nativity and fun activities for the whole family.The musical guest will be The Last Bison.The event is free but a donation of a nonperishable food item for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia is requested. The ranch is located at 3531 Bunch Walnuts Road Chesapeake.Visit www.triplerranch.org or call 421-4177 for information.
MEGA BINGO Dec. 16, 6 p.m.
The JEB Little Creek-Fort Story Chief Petty Ofﬁcers Club will host mega bingo.There will be six $1,000 winners and $500 winners for all other games. Entry fee is $80 per person.Doors open at 4 p.m.;game begins at 6. Call 462-2414 /2478 for complete information.
HOLIDAY ADOPTION SPECIAL Priority Automotive is contributing $20,000 to help hundreds of dogs and cats get a home for the holidays. The auto retailer has arranged with the Virginia Beach SPCA, Norfolk SPCA and Chesapeake Animal Services to pay half of all adoption fees between Dec. 15 - 31. Priority’s contribution will pay for spaying or neutering, and all required shots. Due to the move of Chesapeake Animal Services to their new building, their adoptable animals will be at the Virginia Beach SPCA, 3040 Holland Road through Dec. 21. Families should visit Chesapeake’s adoptable animals at the Beach SPCA during that time. The Virginia Beach SPCA is having its annual Home for the Holidays Adopt-A-Thon and Open House Dec. 15 - 16, coinciding with the beginning of Priority’s offer. Interested families should visit the following websites, www. vbspca.com and www.norfolkspca.com for more details.
HOLIDAY WOOF WALK Dec. 15, 9 a.m.
Red-Nosed Reindeer,” modern hits like Randy Travis’“Jingle Bell Rock,” and unique reimaginings of timeless songs like Enya’s beautiful“Oiche Chiun (Silent Night),”the program is fun for the whole family. It’s an animated Christmas light display like no other you’ve ever seen.Recommended for ages 6 and above.Days and times vary. Included in museum admission until the lower level of the museum reopens, then the fee returns to $4 plus museum admission. The museum is located at 524 J.Clyde Morris Blvd.,Newport News. For a detailed schedule, visit www.thevlm.org or call 595-1900.
DOMINION GARDEN OF LIGHTS Through Dec. 31, 5:30 Don’t miss Hampton Road’s favorite holiday tradition. Bring your family and friends to the 18th annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During this event, the Norfolk Botanical Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland for a two-mile drive through a million sparkling lights bringing the four seasons to life. General admission $15 per car nightly; Military Monday $7 per car; Member is Tuesdays, $7 per car. Payment is by cash only. The Norfolk Botanical Garden is located 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk. Call 441-5830 or visit www.norfolkbotanicalgarden.org for complete information.
Bring your favorite mutt for a stroll around Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Dress the entire family, including your dog, in your best holiday attire for a chance to win a prize. Call 967-2500 for more information.
LASER HOLIDAYS Through Dec. 31 Get into the holiday spirit at the Virginia Living Museum with the music of the season and dazzling laser effects.Featuring classic holiday favorites like Burl Ives’“Rudolph the
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Skate the day away at MacArthur on Ice MacArthur on Ice brings outdoor ice skating to downtown Hampton Roads again this season through Jan. 21. The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street. Regular admission is $6 for skating, $5 for skate rental; $2 discount for military and family members with ID. Discounted group pricing, season passes and discount skate passes also available. Bring your own skates or rent from the rink. Skate rental for child size 9 up to adult size 14 available; limited number of hockey skates available. Double runners are available for toddlers. A small kiddie rink will accommodate between 10 and 12 toddlers in their double runners. Trained skate guards will give you a jump start on
the ice. Rink staff will show you how to lace up your skates, introduce you to the basics of ice skating and help you around the rink a few times. Price is $12 for a 15 minutes, no advance reservations needed. Group Reservations for 15 or more can be made by calling 314-4409.Private parties and VIP birthday packages at the rink are also available. The rink will also provide all the equipment for broomball, a fun game on the ice, played in tennis shoes available following public hours for up to 90 minutes on the ice for up to 20 players. Call 314-4409 for reservations and fees. For hours and special events, visit www.shopmacarthur.com/maconice.
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