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Eye on the Fleet

NORFOLK, Virginia

VOL. 17 NO. 2


venture out vets saluted

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) work to remove ice that fell during winter storm Helena. George Washington is homeported in Norfolk preparing to move to Newport News, Virginia, for the ship’s refueling complex overhaul maintenance.

U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Jessica Gomez



aval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker, at left, addresses more than 100 residents of Venture Out Monday as part of the Cudjoe Key resort’s Annual Flag Raising Ceremony. This year’s theme focused on “Remembering our Fallen and Missing Warriors.” Above right are veterans who served in all branches of service dating as far back as World War II. Commanding officers from NAS and Coast Guard Sector Key West have given the address for more than a decade.

ANCHORED Student ambassadors. . . . . 3 SOLDIER RIDE Welcome back . . . . . . . . . . 4, 5 STILLETO AT SEA Now, that’s different. . . . . . 8 NOTICE Gate changes at Truman Annex - the United Street Gate will return to automatic mode on Jan. 27. At that time, base security will return to manning the Southard Street Gate. TOP OF PAGE ONE: Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) transport an F/A18F Super Hornet from the ‘Bounty Hunters’ of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 2 across the flight deck.

U.S. Navy photos by Jolene Scholl

NAS offices close for MLK Day From NAS Key West Public Affairs


ll NAS Key West administrative and facilities offices are closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Only the following Morale, Welfare and Recreation facilities are open: Fly Away Cafe: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Navigator’s Bar: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. NGIS Front Desk: 24 hours Sigsbee Marina: 7:45 a.m. - 5 p.m. Trumbo Pool: noon - 5 p.m. Vacation Rentals: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The commissary is closed. The

Navy Exchange on Sigsbee Park and the mini-marts on Trumbo Point and Boca Chica Field are following holiday hours of operation: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Active duty and Tricare Prime patients at Naval Branch Health Clinic, Key West, should call 911 (or 9-911 from government phones) in the event of an emergency. For non-emergencies, patients needing medical assistance should call the nurse advice line, available 24/7 at 1-800-874-2273, or contact the clinic’s Command Duty Officer at 305-797-8008 to arrange consultation with a duty physician for advice and possible referral.

Holiday honors civil rights advocate From NAS Key West Public Affairs


n Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would have celebrated his 88th birthday but for an assassins bullet the ended the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1968. Yet America remembers the man of conviction who advocated the freedom of all peoples through nonviolence, using grassroots advocacy to create change. On Monday Americans will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The federal holiday is observed on the third Monday of

January each year, around the time of King’s birthday, which was Jan. 15. President Bill Clinton signed the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday and Service Act Aug. 23, 1994, expanding the mission of the holiday as a day of community service, interracial cooperation and youth anti-violence initiatives. The national recurring theme of this holiday is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On… Not A Day Off.” It calls upon the American people to engage in public service and promote peaceful social see mlk page 3


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Jan. 13 1943 - PBY-5A aircraft from (VP-83) sink German submarine U-507 off Brazil, which had sunk 19 and damaged one Allied merchant vessels.

Jan. 14 1863 - Navy General Order 4, signed by Secretary of the Navy Gideon Welles, announces the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln, which is signed on Jan. 1, 1863.

Jan. 15 1916 - The submarine E-2 explodes at the New York Navy Yard because of escaping gases during an overhaul.

Jan. 16 1991 - Operation Desert Storm begins to liberate Kuwait from Iraq.

Jan. 17 1943 - Light aircraft carrier USS Cowpens (CV 25) is launched. Re-designated CVL 25 six months later, she serves in the Pacific during World War II.

Jan. 18 1911 - The first aircraft landing onboard a ship takes place when pilot Eugene Ely lands onboard the armored cruiser USS Pennsylvania.

Jan. 19 1840 - During the Exploring Expedition, USS Vincennes, commanded by Lt. Charles Wilkes, becomes the first Navy ship to reach the Antarctic.

et’s take a moment and talk about habits. We all have them, whether they are good or bad. According to some, it can take 21 days to make or break a habit. In the 60s there was a physician that suggested the 21-day mark was the number in which his clients seemed to show a change in their habits. Recent studies have shown that the days are not that clearcut and that it can take much longer to make or break a habit. Whatever the number of days it may take, we all know some habits are harder to make or break than others. I think many would agree that making something a habit is much easier than breaking a habit. Because our brain is very adaptive, we are able to repeat an action over and over again and it will begin to get worn in. Whether that takes 21 days or longer differs because our brains are all different. I am sure we have all experienced different results depending on the habit we are trying to establish. Breaking a habit can be much

harder because we have already imprinted that habit into our brain and, even though over time those habits can begin to weaken without use, there is always still a slight trace left in your brain. That is why even though you may have broken a habit for a while - possibly CHAPLAIN'S even years - you CORNER may relapse after just one time of trying that habit again. For some breaking a habit can be a lifetime NAS Key West effort, which Command Chaplain proves that the Lt. worn-in path we Scott Mason created never goes away completely, thus making the habit hard to break. Over the years I have had many people tell me it just isn’t possible to make or break their habit. My advice to them is this: Before any habit can be made or broken, there must be a plan. Without a plan, you set yourself up for failure. Last week I mentioned ways that are helpful to keep a new goal or resolution in place. Making or breaking habits is no

different. We must make a plan of action and have some sort of accountability. So here is a little cheat sheet I made from some of the resources I have on the subject. You can make it as detailed as you want. • Make a plan and write it down this includes your strategies for making it happen. Write down your struggles and obstacles. • Create a support system. • Start off with one habit at a time. • If you fail, figure out what went wrong, plan for it and try again. • Remember to give yourself some grace. I hope your time reading this article has encouraged you. Please come and join us on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. at Truman Annex Chapel for worship service with our “Praise Band” and “Children’s Church.” Also, visit our Facebook page (Truman Chapel) for upcoming events. If you are in need of chaplain care, please call your chaplains at 305-293-2318, Naval Air Station Key West, or 305-2928788, Coast Guard Sector Key West.

Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby J. Baker Executive Officer Cmdr. Pornchai Davidson PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER Trice Denny EDITOR Jolene Scholl STAFF MC2 Cody Babin This newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the military service and their families. Its contents do not necessarily reflect the official views of the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Navy and do not imply endorsement thereof. The editorial content of this newspaper is prepared, edited and provided by the Public Affairs Office of Naval Air Station Key West, Florida. Additional copy and photographs provided by the readers of the Southernmost Flyer should be addressed to: Editor, Southernmost Flyer, Public Affairs Office, Naval Air Station, Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001. Copy can also be e-mailed to jolene.scholl@ Telephone (305) 293-2425/2434. DSN 4832425/2434. Deadline for all editorial copy is 4 p.m. the Friday preceding publication. All articles must be submitted on disk in text format, written in upper/lower case style.

Clinic gives tips on creating a new healthy you in 2017 From Naval Hospital Jacksonville Public Affairs


t’s a new year; use this opportunity to start fresh for a new you. Whether it’s healthy eating, exercise, better sleep, or quitting smoking, one small change can have a positive effect. Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West has tools to help. “A healthier lifestyle can lead to a longer, happier and healthier life,” said Cmdr. Duneley Rochino, NBHC Key West officer in charge. “Let our Health

Promotions program assist you sugars. Try to stay within in changing bad habits to good daily calorie needs and drink ones, to improve your quality water - at least eight glasses of life.” daily. Lifestyle changes don’t have • Be active for at least two and to be drastic to be effective. a half hours each week. Try Small changes over a period of simple things such as taking time can have a big impact. the stairs instead of the eleHere are some tips for a vator. Physical activity helps healthier you in 2017: improve overall health and fitness, and reduces risk for • Make healthy food choices. many chronic diseases. Emphasize fruits, vegetables, • Get enough sleep. It’s a whole grains, and fat-free or necessity, not a luxury. low fat milk and milk prodInsufficient sleep is associucts. Eat foods that are low ated with a number of chronin saturated fats, transfats, cholesterol, salt, and added ic diseases and conditions,

such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity and depression. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults need seven to eight hours of sleep every night; teens need nine to 10 hours; and school-aged children need at least 10 hours. • Be smoke- and tobacco-free. NBHC Key West’s Health Promotions offer a variety of tools and classes for individuals and groups to improve the see healthy page 3

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Road work on Boca Chica Just a heads up for folks on Boca Chica Field - milling and paving is underway from the intersection of Midway Avenue down to East Side Drive and to the end of Runway 26. The road will remain open but vehicular traffic will be limited to one lane. Flagmen are present to direct the flow of traffic around the construction zone.

Tax center to open The facilitated self-assistance, self-service tax center opens Feb. 1 and available until April 18 at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. V-4085, Sigsbee Park. The center is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday. The tax center is available to active duty, their dependents, retired military and Reservists on active duty for 30 days or more. For more information, contact MAC Christie Kehm, 484-809-1562.

Wing challenge announced The Coalition of Sailors Against Destructive Decisions has organized the First Annual Super Bowl Wing Off and is encouraging all Naval Air Station Key West commands to represent at the challenge on Feb. 3. Each command can be represented by up to five see Briefly page 7


aval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Bobby Baker and prospective Command Master Chief Lee Friedlander interact with the ‘Anchored for Life’ student group at Sigsbee Charter School. The DODsponsored student ambassador program is designed to help new students, a number of whom are military dependents, make the transition to the school. The group, which includes girls and boys, military dependents and natives, welcomes every new student, helping her or him acclimate and offering friendship. Baker recognized group members with certificates of appreciation and NAS pins.


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change. King’s unfinished movement toward equality can be achieved by united, enduring efforts. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, King used the power of words and acts of

Job Title: Military working dog handler Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island


Prior Duty Stations: Lackland Air Force Base

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Most Interesting Experience: Graduating military working dog school. Future Plans: Open a gym and attend University of California, Santa Cruz.

SN Vincent Mizzoni

U.S. Navy photo by Jolene Scholl

health of active duty, retirees, and family members. One option to get started is a “Health Fitness Assessment.” This gauges one’s current physical con-

nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve seeminglyimpossible goals. He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, and is the only nonpresident memorialized on the National Mall in the Nation’s Capital. He is honored and

remembered in hundreds of statues, parks, streets, squares, churches and other public facilities around the world as a leader whose teachings are increasingly relevant to the progress of humankind. In 1964, at 35 years old, King became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. He was assassinated on

April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute has created a poster, which can be found on page 8, honoring King. The quote showcased on the poster, “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land Unto All the Inhabitants thereof,” was from King’s speech “I Have a Dream.”

dition and identifies areas of concern. It provides precise body fat measurements, fitness guidance, and recommended fitness approaches based on personal body calculations obtained during screening. For those looking to eat healthier, Health

Promotions offer “Choose My Plate,” a basic nutrition and healthy meal planning course. It offers ideas and tips for healthier eating. For weight management, make an appointment for “ShipShape” for active duty, retirees and family members. It promotes a healthy

lifestyle, weight loss and nutrition. Participants practice techn. For smokers or tobacco users, Health Promotions offer tobacco cessation support. To get started, stop by or call Health Promotions at 305-293-3857.


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U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Cody Babin

The Joint Interagency Task Force South color guard, representing all branches of the Armed Forces, opens the welcoming ceremony after the riders arrive at the Living Vietnam Memorial in Bayview Park Jan. 7.

NAS welcomes Soldier Ride warriors From NAS Key West Public Affairs


U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Cody Babin

Veterans on the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride arrive at Bayview Park after completing their ride through Old Town Key West.

hirty wounded veterans made a trek through Key West Saturday, as residents and tourists lined the streets, showing their appreciation by waving American flags and shouting words of thanks and encouragement. The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride Key West ended at the Vietnam Living Memorial in Bayview Park, where military leadership and local dignitaries officially welcomed the riders to Key West.

The day started with breakfast at Naval Air Station Key West’s Chief Petty Officers Mess on Boca Chica Field. After a check presentation from the Southernmost CPO Association, the veterans took to the road with escorts from Monroe County Sheriff’s Office and the Key West Police Department. The WWP Soldier Ride has brought riders down annually since 2006, and, according to organizers; Key West is one of the more popular destinations. The CPOA organizes a golf tournament each year to raise funds for the program; this year the check was for more than $10,000.

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U.S. Navy photo by Jolene Scholl

Soldier Ride wounded warriors and staff go over safety tips while riding on U.S. 1 and through the streets of Key West before the starting the ride Jan. 7 at Boca Chica Field.

U.S. Navy photo by Jolene Scholl

Cora Rose, from left, MAC Christie Kehm and ACC Tonya Henson serve breakfast to the riders at the CPO mess before Soldier Ride Key West took off from Boca Chica Field.

U.S. Navy photo by Jolene Scholl

Soldier Ride Manager Adam Faine, left, accepts a check from ACCS Chis Ollinger for the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride. The Southernmost Chief Petty Officers Association raised more than $10,000 in its annual golf tournament, held each December.


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MWR Update Open craft activities MWR offers a number of open craft activities for all hands at the Sigsbee Community Center throughout the week. No supplies are provided; patrons must bring their own. All experience levels are welcome. Sewing, quilting, knitting, crocheting and painting from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays games, from 6 -9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Kumihimo jewelry, from 10 a.m. - noon, Mondays; chip carving from 1 - 3 p.m. Mondays; wood carving 9 - 11 a.m., Wednesdays, and Crafts from 1 - 3 p.m. Wednesdays.

Open jam sessions All musicians are invited to join the jam session on Fridays from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Sigsbee Community Center. All experience levels and all instruments are welcome. For more information call 305-293-4432.

Community softball All-hands softball games are at 9 a.m. Tuesdays at Sigsbee Softball Field. Everyone gets to play and bat no hard running. Bring your own glove as equipment is limited. All players must sign the rules and regulations before playing on the field. For more information, call 305-293-4432.

Community bike rides MWR is organizing free community bike rides for allhands. Patrons are required to bring their own bikes and helmets; please remember to bring military ID card and water. Register at the Sigsbee Recreation Center or call 305-293-4432. Rides take off from the Sigsbee Recreation Center. Jan. 20: 10 a.m. - Ride to Geiger Key with lunch at Geiger Key Marina Jan. 26: 10 a.m. - Ride to Big Coppitt with lunch at Bobalu’s

Bowling Center Airlanes Bowling Center is open with the following hours of operation: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3 - 10:30 p.m.; Wednesdays from 11 a.m. 10:30 p.m.; and Saturdays from noon - 6 p.m. The bowling center is closed Sundays. A minimum of are lanes are available to patrons during evening league play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays. Bumpers are available on most of the lanes and the grill is open for food and beverages. To book an event or party, call 305-293-2976.

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entries. Each entry must make a minimum of 20 wings. Participants will present their entries at 10 a.m., Feb. 3, at the Chief Petty Officers Mess on Boca Chica Field. Judging begins at 10:30 and winners will be announced at 12:30 a.m.; the event is open to all hands. The entry fee is $10 and wings and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, contact ET2 Derrick Luzolo at 305-293-2609.

Run offers discount The organizers of the Key West Half Marathon and 5K are offering 50 percent off the registration price for active duty military and their dependents who want to participate in the annual event, set for Sunday. The promotion is limited to the first 100 military/dependents who register at the website, Registrants should use the code MILITARYHM50 for the discount on the half marathon and MILITARY5k50 for the 5K discount. The runs start at the corner of Caroline and Grinnell streets; the half-marathon starts at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 7:30 a.m.

Get active with MCHC The Multicultural Heritage Committee is looking for more people - Sailors and DOD civilians - to join the organization. The MCHC meets every Thursday at noon in Bldg. A-324 conference room, Boca Chica Field.

MMOY banquet set Navy League Key West Council hosts its annual Military Member of the Year Awards Banquet on Feb. 3 at the DoubleTree Grand Key Resort The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail hour; dinner is scheduled for 6 p.m. Reservations are required and must be made by Jan. 25. Tickets are $30 for E7 and above, and civilians; for E6 and below, tickets are $25. Military members should RSVP to HMCS (FMF) David Ocheltree at 305-293-2692 or email david.ocheltree@navy. mil. Civilians should contact Kehau Murray at 305-3040142 or Gidget Johns at 305-797-0980.

MS support group meets The first meeting of a local Multiple Sclerosis support group is set for 10:30 a.m. Jan. 21 at the Monroe County Public Library, 700 Fleming St., Key West. The organization is under the auspices of the MS Society of South Florida. For more information, contact Sandi Friedland at 305-396-7553. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.


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Stiletto, ship, in, the port

This week at FFSC

Couples Communication

By learning how to approach conflict effectively, you can make your family stronger.

Tuesday, 1 - 2:30 p.m., FFSC Learn about common barriers, aggressive versus assertive communication, and Fleet and Family Support Center’s hours techniques to enhance your interactions of operation are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday with others. Friday. FFSC offers a number of services for military families. For more information or to request services, call 305-293-4408 or Resolving Family Conflict visit the center at 804 Sigsbee Rd., Sigsbee Thursday, 10 - 11 a.m., FFSC Park.

NAS Classifieds FOR RENT Little Torch Key - Cozy apartment. 1BD/1BA, fully furnished. Full kitchen, living room, dining. W/D. On canal. Most utilities included. No smoking, no pets. One person only. $1,500. F/L/S. Call 352-615-6677. Bay Point - Very clean, private, 1BR/1BA with dock and beach. A/C, W/D. One person only. No smoking, no pets. Prefer military member. $1,500 F/L/S. Call 305-745-1462. Old Town Key West 2br/2ba OFP LTL $3,000 p/m plus utilities, F/S, references, credit check, small pet considered. Available now. Call 305-522-4231. FOR SALE Jet Dock - No better way to protect the hull of your boat and not have to use bottom paint. Jet Dock measures 10’ X 20’ and is in excellent condition. Asking $4,500. Call Darrell at 305-745-2418. HELP WANTED The City of Key West is seeking 12 part-time bus drivers. $15.39/hour. Different shifts are available to employees work around other schedules. For more information, go to http:// Security staff - Sloppy Joe’s Bar. Candidates must possess customer service skills, sound judgment and good decision making. Prior security, martial arts or military experience is a plus. Contact Marian Kershenbaum at 305-2962388, ext. 123 or marian@ EOE. Womankind - Seeking medical professional (RN/ LPN/CMA) with administration experience to oversee medical front office and

clinic of women’s health care center. Wide ranging responsibilities include: Providing exceptional customer service; supervising staff; managing the front office; and serving in the clinic. This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Experience with electronic health records and computer skills are required. Please email resumes to Cali Roberts at; no phone calls please. Cudjoe Key TARS Site - Electronic Technician II - Employee will apply comprehensive technical knowledge to solve complex problems in working on electronic equipment. Responsibilities: Determines work sequence and selection of tools and testing instruments; performs corrective and preventive maintenance on the aerostat radar payload, telemetry and control subsystems, tether subsystem, meteorological equipment, ground station electronic subsystems, communications subsystems, and site facility electronics as appropriate; performs all aerostat electronic subsystem preflight and post-flight

checks and inspections as required; assists with the resupply and repair logistics activities for the aerostat electronics subsystems; performs routine clerical tasks such as posting and typing requisitions and performs other tasks associated with supply activities; receives stores and issues equipment, material, supplies, or tools and compiles stock records in stockroom, warehouse, or storage yard; counts, sorts, or weighs incoming articles to verify receipt of items on requisitions or invoices; stores articles according to identifying information; fills orders or issues supplies from stock; transports materials or supplies to other departments using hand or industrial equipment and vehicles; and performs all required storeroom activities for shipping and receiving including packing and crating services. Functions as a key member of the flight crew for inflation, deflation, launch, recovery, maintenance, and in-flight activities and may be required to work in special man-lift vehicles. Candidate must be physically fit in order to assist in

launching and recovering aerostat. Minimum qualifications: High school graduate; two years’ electronic maintenance and repair experience. Former or retired military preferred. Candidate must pass DHS background investigation. For information on how to apply, email Chip Lyons, Site Manager, at or call 305-745-2099 or 305434-2484. NAS KEY WEST CLASSIFIEDS are free for activeduty and retired personnel, their families and civilian base employees only. Deadline for submissions is noon the Tuesday prior to that Friday’s issue. Make submissions to the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office by email, jolene.; mail, P.O. Box 9001, Key West, FL 33040-9001; or fax submissions to 305-293-2627. Unless otherwise directed, ads will run for four issues. Name and phone number must accompany all requests in order for them to be considered for publication. For more information, please call 305-2932425.


U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Cody Babin

he Maritime Demonstration Platform Stiletto moored at Naval Air Station Key West’s Mole Pier Monday. The Stiletto is an experimental, all-carbon fiber craft that was in the area conducting various training scenarios.

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