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The Waterline

October 25, 2012

Vol. XXIX No.43


'Ghost Ship Barry' Haunts Washington Navy Yard By Patrick Gordon, NDW Waterline writer

U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon

A volunteer aboard the "Ghost Ship Barry" scares visitors to the ship's mess decks Oct. 19. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy invited civilians and servicemembers to tour the ship after volunteers decorated its interior to resemble a haunted ship.

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Most visitors would know the Display Ship Barry on theWashington Navy Yard as a place to visit a historic Navy vessel and gain knowledge about the sea services from years past. Personnel and volunteers at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy treated guests to a slightly scarier version of the ship by adorning its interiors with Halloween decorations and turning the Display Ship Barry into the "Ghost Ship Barry" Oct. 19. "The Ghost Ship Barry is an event where once a year, the crew of the ship and some additional volunteers 'haunt out' the ship and make it into a haunted mansion that floats, if you will," said Karin Hill, director of education and public programs at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. "The Museum has Halloweenthemed craft activities, and then folks will check in and receive a ticket before a staff member will walk groups over to the Barry. They walk through the ship, and then they come back over here to the museum and do more craft activities."

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SafetyMakesHalloweenLessScary By Patrick Gordon, NDW Waterline writer Halloween season is a time for children of all ages to get excited about trick-or-treating, costume parties, and spooky fun. To ensure everyone has a happy and safe Halloween, parents and children should take this opportunity to practice safety first. "This is a time when there is a lot of activity in the street, especially after dark," said Linda HautzenroderRoberts, regional counseling, advocacy and prevention coordinator with Naval District Washington

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U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon

Ali Malone, marketing assistant and travel specialist with Naval Support Activity Washington Morale, Welfare and Recreation Office, inventories candy purchased for Halloween at the Washington Navy Yard Navy Exchange Oct. 22. For safety purposes, trick-or-treaters should only eat factory-wrapped treats that have been inspected by a parent or guardian.

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Servicemembers and civilians alike were invited to participate in activities such as goodie bag making and frame decorating before the Barry tours began. Hill explained that for the first two hours of the event, haunted tours of the Barry were held for children ages 12 and younger, and the last two hours were for visitors 12 and older. "At the beginning we give tours for the little guys; what we call the 'not-so-scary Barry,'" said Hill. "Then, after a half-hour turnaround, it becomes the 'very-scary Barry.'" Inside the ship, volunteers turned the historic passageways of the ship into terrifying corridors full of scary sights and sounds. "My guys have Halloween decorations set up around the ship, and we have volunteers from around the region, civilian and military, that dress up in costumes and be a part of the event as far as bringing the effect out for the haunted ship," said Senior Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate (Handling) (AW/SW) Benjamin Bilyeu, Display Ship Barry Leading Chief Petty Officer. "It's just

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AFPAK Blog: On the Ground, Page 6


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Veterans Honored During 'Joint Service Make a Difference Day' By MC2 Kiona Miller, Naval District Washington Public Affairs Military service members gathered at the WorldWar II Memorial inWashington, D.C., to honor veterans during the joint service "Make a Difference Day" volunteer event, Oct. 20. "Our veterans are a reflection of our service members' future," said Olivia Hunter, Naval DistrictWashington Regional Community Service Program coordinator. "I think that the same way that the veterans adore being honored and remembered they too, I'm sure, would like to receive the same type of honor and respect in the future." Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering celebrated annually to promote community service. This year, nearly 200 volunteers greeted World War II veterans from Georgia, Ohio, Florida, NewYork and Arkansas as part of the Honor Flight Network program. "Honor Flight is an organization that caters to all veterans and they actually provide trans-

portationthroughoutthevariousstatestocome to D.C. and to tour theWorldWar II memorial," saidHunter."ThisisthelargestHonorFlightthis year and it will probably be the last one, that is one of the reasons why we decided to do this Honor Flight for Make a Difference Day." Volunteers from each branch of service not only welcomed each veteran with cheers, handshakes and personal expressions of gratitude but they also assisted in unloading wheel chairs, escorting veterans throughout the memorial and even listened to war stories told by the veterans themselves. "It's humbling," said Cryptologic Technician Networks 3rd Class Robert Murphy, assigned to Navy Information Operations Command, Maryland. "We are losing more and more veterans everyday and this is one of the only chances I feel like to get out and meet somebody that's gone before you to do what you have done, and we are following up in their footsteps."

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U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Kiona Miller

Yeoman2ndClassErikaCash,assignedtoMilitarySealiftCommand,shakeshands withaWorldWarIIveteranassheenterstheWorldWarIIMemorialduringtheJoint ServicesMakeaDifferenceDay.Approximately525veteransparticipatedintheHonorFlightNetworkprogram,whichtransportsAmerica'sveteranstoWashington,D.C., tovisitthosememorialsdedicatedtohonortheirserviceandsacrifices.TheU.S.Navy hasa237-yearheritageofdefendingfreedomandprojectingandprotectingU.S.interestsaroundtheglobe.Jointheconversationonsocialmediausing#warfighting.

Around the Yard What tips can you offer for a safe Halloween?

Be careful with candles around the house; keep those open flames away from combustible materials. John Vasilakos CSC

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This Week in Naval History October 25

1812 - USS United States, led by Capt. Stephen Decatur, captures HMS Macedonian. 1924 - Airship USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) completes round trip transcontinental cruise that began on Oct. 7. 1944 - During Battle of Leyte Gulf in Battle of Surigao Straits, U.S. battleships execute the maneuver of "crossing the tee" of the Japanese forces. In Battle of Samar, escort carriers, destroyers and destroyer escorts heroically resist attacks by the Japanese Center Force. In Battle of Cape Engano, 3rd Fleet carriers attack Japanese Northern Force, sinking several small carriers. 1950 - Chinese Communist Forces launch first offensive in Korea. 1966 - Operation Sea Dragon logistics interdiction begins. 1983 - U.S. Marines and U.S. Army troops landonGrenadatoevacuateU.S.citizensthreatened by the island's unstable political situation.

October 26

1921 - In first successful test, a compressed air,turntablecatapult,launchesanN-9seaplane. 1922 - Lt. Cmdr. Godfrey De Courcelles Chevalier makes first landing aboard a carrier, USS Langley (CV-1), while underway off Cape Henry, Va. 1942 - Battle of the Santa Cruz Island. USS Hornet (CV-8) was lost and USS Enterprise (CV-6) was badly damaged during the battle. 1944 - Battle of Leyte Gulf ends with Navy carrier and U.S. Army Air Forces aircraft attacks on the retreating Japanese ships. U.S. forces sink many Japanese ships including 4 carriers, 3 battleships, 10 cruisers and 9 destroyers, for a total of 26 capital ships. After-

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1814 - Launching of Fulton I, first American steam powered warship, at NewYork City. The ship was designed by Robert Fulton. 1980 - USS Parsons (DDG-33) rescues 110 Vietnamese refugees 330 miles south of Saigon.

October 30

1775 - Congress authorizes four vessels for the defense of the United Colonies. 1799 - William Balch becomes Navy's first commissioned Chaplain.

October 31 U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.

Lt. Cushing's torpedo boat sinking the Albemarle on Roanoke River, N.C. wards Japanese fleet ceases to exist as an organized fighting fleet. 1944 - Special Task Air Group One makes last attack in month long demonstration of TDR drone missile attacks against Japanese shipping and islands in the Pacific. Of 46 missiles fired, 29 reached their target areas. 1950 - U.S. Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet lands 1st Marine Division atWonsan, Korea 1963 - USS Andrew Jackson (SSBN-619) launches first Polaris A-3 missile from a submerged submarine, off Cape Canaveral, Fla.

October 27

1864 - Lt. William Cushing, USN, sinks Confederate ram Albemarle with a spar torpedo attached to the bow of his launch. 1922 - Navy League of U.S. sponsors first

annual celebration of Navy Day to focus public attention on the importance of the U.S. Navy. That date was selected because it was Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. 1943 - First women Marines report for duty onWest Coast at Camp Pendleton, Calif. 1944 - Fast Carrier Task Forces attack Japanese shipping and installations inVisayas and northern Luzon. 1967 - Operation Coronado VIII begins in Rung Sat Zone.

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1864 - Steamer General Thomas and gunboat Stone River destroy Confederate batteries on Tennessee River near Decatur, Alabama. 1882 - Orders issued for the first Naval Attache. They directed Lt. Cmdr. French Chadwick to be sent to London, England.

Making Connections: Sign Signifies Small World, Navy By Sarah Marshall, WRNMMC Journal staff writer Alongside awards, plaques and pictures from previous deployments, a wooden "Medical Department" sign hangs in the office of the director for the Warrior Family Coordination Cell (WFCC) at Walter Reed Bethesda. This hand-crafted sign recently proved it's a small world. WFCC Director Navy Capt. Thomas Craig held onto the sign as a memento from one of his favorite tours, when he served as medical officer aboard the USS White Plains (AFS-4) from 1993 to 1994, he said. "It means a lot to me," Craig said. The White Plains was decommissioned in 1995 after nearly 30 years of service. Craig said he kept the sign denoting the entrance to the ship's medical department, as the ship was emptied before it was towed from Guam to Hawaii and placed permanently out of service. Michael Morton, a hospital corpsman aboard the White Plains from 1987 to 1990, crafted the sign while docked in the Philippines. He and a lab technician made it during their down time, Morton said, to spruce up the ship's walls and personalize the space where they cared for their shipmates. "When you make something like this, you don't think about the ship ever going away," Morton said. "You do it to make it better, for the time you're there." After his tour aboard the ship, Morton advanced to the rank of chief and went on to teach hospital corpsman "A" school. He was later commissioned as an officer and, after 24

Photo by Sarah Marshall

Warrior Family Coordination Cell Director Capt. Thomas Craig, right, and Michael Morton, clinic director for the Sugar Grove branch clinic in West Virginia, met for the first time last week. years of service, retired four years ago as a lieutenant commander. Since 2005, Morton has worked at Sugar Grove, a Navy Medicine National Capital Area (NCA) branch clinic, where his connection to Craig was recently made. Rear Adm. Alton Stocks, commander,Walter Reed Bethesda, NCA, and his flag aide, Lt. Amy Zaycek, met in Morton's office during a Sugar Grove site visit in July. There, they noticed a jacket hanging up, with a USS White Plains patch. Zaycek recalled theWhite Plains sign in Craig's office at Walter Reed Bethesda, connecting the two. Stocks invited Morton to visit the hospital, and on Oct. 10, Morton arrived to meet Craig and tour the facility. "We are thrilled to find this connection,

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1941 - German submarine U-552 sinks USS Reuben James (DD- 245), which was escorting Convoy HX 156, with loss of 115 lives. It is the first U.S. ship lost to enemy action in World War II. 1943 - Lt. Hugh D. O'Neill of VF(N)-75 destroys a Japanese aircraft during night attack offVella Lavella in first kill by a radar-equipped night fighter of the Pacific Fleet. 1956 - Navy men land in R4D Skytrain on the ice at the South Pole. Rear Adm. George Dufek, Capt. Douglas Cordiner, Capt.William Hawkes, Lt. Cmdr. Conrad Shinn, Lt. John Swadener, AD2 J. P. Strider and AD2 William Cumbie are the first men to stand on the South Pole since Capt. Robert F. Scott in 1912. 1956 - USS Burdo (APD-133) and USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708) evacuate 166 persons from Haifa, Israel, due to the fighting between Egypt and Israel. 1961 - End of Lighter than Air (LTA) program in the U.S. Navy with the disestablishment of Fleet AirshipWing One and ZP-1 and ZP-3, the last operating units in LTA branch of Naval Aviation, at Lakehurst, N.J.


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NSA Washington-JBAB Fleet Family and Fun CAREER SUPPORT AND RETENTION The Transition Assistance Management Program (TAMP) Offers an array of services and benefits to transitioning service members, including computers setup for individuals to go online to different job banks, college and scholarship resources and career assessment tools. Resume Writing Workshops are offered which includes Federal Resume Writing Interview Skills, information on veterans' benefits and a professional resource library; Two TAP Seminars and one Executive TAP Seminar - fiveday programs - are offered monthly sponsored by the departments of Labor andVeteran Affairs, and include information that will benefit the transitioning military member.

Family Employment Readiness Program (FERP) Offers seven basic services, which include job search strategies, job readiness, resource information, job referral service, individual counseling assistance, career planning and links to education and volunteer opportunities.

Personal Financial Management (PFM) Program offers individual and family financial counseling, financial classes, and is responsible for the Command Financial specialist training in the Region (NDW).

Volunteer Program Opportunities are available as an administrative assistant, counseling mediator, transition assistant, Information & Referral assistant, data entry/word processor and a retired activities volunteer.

DEPLOYMENT READINESS/ FAMILY SERVICES Life Skills Education Provides presentations to help commands meet requirements, as well as enhance operational and personal readiness including parenting skills training, couples communication, anger and stress management, conflict resolution, Child Abuse Awareness, Spouse Abuse Awareness and suicide prevention. Trainings can be customized to fit needs of the command.

New Parent Support Program (NPS) Assists new parents in coping with the demands of parenting and military life through parenting education and training and home visits to new parents prior to delivery and after delivery; information and referral for military and community resources; child development screenings and monitoring. All active duty members and their families who are pregnant and or have children in the home from infancy to three years old are eligible for these home visitation services.

Deployment/mobilization/readiness Assisting Sailors and family members prepare for deployment, manage separations and reunite and reintegrate with families and community through services including the Family Accountability and Assessment System, Individual augmentee (IA) Indoc Course and Deployed Family Fun Days

Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP)

Provides assistance to service members with special needs children and family members with medical needs including resource referral to medical, counseling and educational services, support groups and care providers. Assists in finding duty stations where needs are met. Mandatory enrollment per OPNAVINST 1754.2D.

MWR Happenings Halloween Costume Party

Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mordecai Booth's Public House, Washington Navy Yard Come to the pub to celebrate Halloween with your friends and coworkers! DJ Scott will be playing hauntingly great music and there will be fun giveaways to those who dress up in costume. The event is free to all patrons. For more information, contact the MWR Marketing Department at 202-6858298 or

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring the Rockettes Saturday, Nov. 10 | 7:30 a.m. departure from Catering and Conference Center Radio City Music Hall, New York, N.Y. Join us as we head to New York City to watch The Radio City Christmas Spectacular featuring the Rockettes! Tickets are for the 4 p.m. show in the first mezzanine section. We will be departing from the Catering and Conference Center at 7:30 a.m., arriving in New York City at noon, and leaving Radio City Music Hall at 6 p.m. The cost is $120.00 for roundtrip transportation and a ticket to the show, and optional backstage tours of Radio City Music Hall are available for an additional $13.00. Sign up by Nov. 2. For more information, and to purchase tickets, contact the ITT Office at 202-6858298/202-433-2484, or email us at

Here's to the Heroes Through Dec. 31 SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment is opening its doors to the armed forces and their families through Dec. 31 by offering a single day complimentary admission. The dedication and sacrifice of our military is immeasurable. As a salute to our heroes, Sesame Place, SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Adventure Island and Water Country USA wish to extend a message of thanks to those who serve. This deal is available to active duty, activated or drilling Reservists, Na-

FFR/MWR Phone numbers Child Development Programs Child Development Center 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 767-2890 Child Development Center 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 404-8071 Child Development Center 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 433-0771 Child Development Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 433-3223 or (202) 404-1454 Regional Child Placement Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-3055 or (877) 269-9322 Regional Child & Youth School Liaison Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 433-0942

Family Housing JBAB Housing Office 1, Bldg 414 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-0346 JBAB Housing Office 2, Bldg 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 404-6828

Fitness Centers & Information, Tickets, and Tours (ITT) JBAB Fitness Center 1, Bldg 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 767-5895 JBAB Fitness Center 2, Bldg 419 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-2962 Washington Navy Yard, bldg. 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-2484/2829

Military and Family Support Center JBAB MFSC Bldg 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-6151 JBAB MFSC Bldg 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 767-0450

Liberty Program (E1-E6 Single/Unaccompanied Service Members) Liberty Center, bldg. 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 685-1802 JBAB Liberty Program Office, Bldg. 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-2636 JBAB Liberty Center, Bldg. 72 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 685-1802

Food & Beverage Catering and Conference Center, WNY Bldg. 211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-3041 Mordecai Booth's Public House, WNY Bldg. 101 . . . . . . . . .(202) 678-0514 or (202) 433-3041 Furnari Restaurant, JBAB Bldg. 418 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 433-2574

Other Important Numbers WFR Administrative Office, JBAB Bldg. 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 767-7707 WFR Marketing and Special Events Office, JBAB Bldg. 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 767-1371 Gateway Inns and Suites, JBAB Bldg. 602 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 404-7050 MWR Sports Program/Sports Complex Rental, JBAB Bldg. 419 . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 685-0483 Outdoor Recreation, JBAB Bldg. 928 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(202) 767-9136 Vehicle Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (202) 767-9136/8562

tional Guardsmen, coalition forces and up to three direct dependents. Valid military identification and dependent IDs required. For program eligibility and to register online, visit

Family Highlights at the Newseum Open daily | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Tickets: Adults (19 to 64) $21.95; Seniors (65+), military and students with valid ID $17.95; Youth (7 to 18) $12.95; Children (6 and younger) Free Come to the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for family-friendly fun and educational exhibits. Shake, rattle and roll through some of the most dramatic events in journalism history at the "I-Witness" 4-D Time Travel Adventure. Visit the "Be a Reporter" station in the NBC News Interactive Newsroom and record your own newscast, complete with cameras and teleprompters. Go inside an East German guard tower and see

eight sections of the original Berlin Wall at the Berlin Wall Gallery. And see some of the top dogs who have resided with the president at the nation's most prestigious address in the "First Dogs" exhibit. Join us for the living history!

Busch Gardens 2012 Events through December Busch Gardens, located in Williamsburg, Va., invites you to join in the park's holiday fun! Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, Busch Gardens hosts Howl-OScream; fear grows in the dark side of the gardens when ghouls and ghosts take over the park. Explore a new kind of thrill after the sun sets...if you dare. And from Nov. 23 to Dec. 31 on select evenings and hours, celebrate the holidays as you explore the winter wonders of the premier ChristmasTown experience. Bask in the glow of five million twinkling lights, dazzling shows and a magical 50-foot Christmas tree. For park information, call 800-3437946, or visit

Thursday, October 25, 2012


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Make Your Vote Count

There is still time for military voters and their voting age dependents who are stationed here away from their state of legal residence to register as an absentee voter.This is completely free, and can be done on your own (for all but 4 states) by visiting and using the online registration tool, which will generate a PDF form that you can print and mail. Most states allow you to submit this form electronically via fax as well. If you are a resident of Alabama, Alaska, Virginia, or Wisconsin (which requires a witness), or if you have any questions at all about voting, you can visit your installation'sVoting Assistance Office (IVAO) to register. Anyone who can reach an IVAO can get voting assistance, not just absentee military. The hours of operation may vary, so please call ahead. Points of contact can be found at You should register promptly to ensure you receive a ballot. You may still vote even without one, but that process is more involved.

2012 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Event

Join us Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a hiring fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Bolling Club, Theisen Street, Building 50 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. This event will be a one-of-akind free hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. General Electric will host an employment workshop from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To register for the workshop go to scroll down and click on JB AnacostiaBolling.These events are part of the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling's National Military Family Appreciation Expo. Employers must register for free at, and job seekers can register for free at to guarantee admission.Walk-ins are welcome, but space not guaranteed. This Verizon-sponsored hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) Military Family Support Center, the Department of LaborVeterans' Employment and Training Service (DOLVETS), the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, United States Navy, the United States Coast Guard, NBC News, and other local partners. For registration questions, please contact us at or call 202-463-5807.

All Saints Day Services

All Saints Day services will be held Nov. 1 at 7 a.m. at theWashington NavyYard Chapel, and at noon in the Catering and Conference Center. For more information call the chaplain's office at 202-433-2058.

NSAW Fall Fitness Schedule

NSAWashington's MWR began its Fall Fitness Schedule Sept. 17 and will continue until Oct. 31. Classes offered range from the Ultimate Circuit, a total body workout for participants that will include a mixture of cardio, strength and plyometrics training, toYoga, where you can develop strength, muscle tone and flexibility with the union occurring between mind, body and spirit. All Military, DoD Civilians and DoD contractors are eligible to participate. The Naval Support Activity Washington (NSAW) Fitness Programs at the Washington Navy Yard and Naval Research Lab began charging for group exercise classes Oct. 1. In order to meet the reduction of appropriated funding requirements throughout the Navy to support these additional services and increased demand for group exercise classes, it is necessary to make these changes.This change will align NSAW with similar program pricing throughout Naval DistrictWashington, but will be far below commercial competitor's pricing. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause our customers. Our goal is to continue to provide the best quality group exercise program with a strong focus on our customers' needs at the lowest and most reasonable price.We thank you for your patronage and continued support of the Navy Fitness Programs. Thereisnochargeforactivedutymilitary.Pricesforciviliansandcontractorsarelistedbelow: $4 per class | $24 for 8 classes | $50 for 20 classes For more information please contact the Fitness Center at 202-433-2282/2829.

Navy Wounded Warrior: A Critical Resource for Sailors By Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Wounded Warrior Safe Harbor Program Staff Early one morning in October 2007, Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jim Castaneda suffered a stroke during muster aboard USS Tortuga (LSD-46).The stroke was entirely unexpected and, in a matter of moments, Castaneda's life was forever changed. Shortly after arriving at Naval Medical Center San Diego for treatment, Castaneda was referred to Navy Wounded Warrior

(NWW) - Safe Harbor. His NWW non-medical care manager helped his family navigate the various non-medical issues - from securing various payments and entitlements, to providing advice on a home application, to accessingVeterans Affairs benefits - that threatened to distract from Castaneda's recovery. "[NWW] is one of those programs that commands may have heard about but don't know too much about," said Castaneda. "But once they know what it does and how it helps families and severely injured Sailors they will

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Enter the Ready Navy Kids Zombie Apocalypse Halloween Poster Contest From Commander, Navy Installations Command Calling all kids and teens - Halloween is right around the corner.With your parents' permission, create an 8.5" x 11" sized poster showing how you would prepare for a zombie apocalypse and submit to Remember, being ready involves being informed, making a plan, and building a kit. Include these steps in your "Ready for Zombie Apocalypse" poster.The top posters in age categories ages 5-9, ages 10-13, and ages 14-18 will be featured on the Ready Navy Kids page for all to see. All entries must be received by Oct. 30, 2012.The poster contest is open to all extended Navy family and friends ages 5-18. For more information on being Ready Navy, visit

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Student Pumpkin Egg Drop hosted at CarderockWarfare Center From NSWC Carderock Public Affairs Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, held its Second Annual Pumpkin/Egg Drop Competition Oct. 24. The pumpkin/egg drop is a design competition which is a part of the division's larger outreach efforts designed to spark students' interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). "This year's egg drop is intended to give the students a fun project to work on that relates math to the real world and gives them the opportunity to do hands-on engineering while learning some of the basics about drag and energy conservation," said event co-organizer and Carderock engineer Kavi Dotson. Students from Thomas W. Pyle Middle

SAFETY Continued from 1 Fleet and Family Readiness. "So for children and for drivers and families it's a very important time to be aware of safety." Hautzenroder-Roberts explained that the potential for injury is increased at Halloween for a number of reasons. She suggests making sure costumes for children are easy to see at night and are fitted properly to prevent tripping. Hautzenroder-Roberts added that children should be supervised by an adult, and that knowing where trick-or-treaters are going is important as well. "Within our region, as it is anywhere, it's good to know your neighbors to have a better idea of whose houses children are going to," said Hautzenroder-Roberts. "On a lot of bases in the region it may be easier to know your neighbors than it is out in town. But even in a base situation or if you know your neighbors very well, make sure that children bring their candy home before eating it, have an adult look over what they have and make sure that the candy is in a proper wrapper, and if anything looks suspicious, to toss it." With so many people out on Halloween night,driversareremindedtobeextravigilantfor children and adults on roads and in cross walks. "Pedestrian safety is key during Halloween," said James Peake, safety installation

School, in Montgomery County, dropped eggs fromaspecifiedlocationandheightonbasetrying to keep the egg from breaking while accurately hitting a target on the ground. Each team came up with a design structure around the egg thatprotectsitfromcracking. Studentsdesigned their structures following general rules: the eggs couldnotbechemicallyorphysicallyaltered;the structure must fit in a box 12"x10"x5"; and all materials must be bio-degradable. "Returning students that participated in last year's pumpkin drop are excited to have an opportunity to partake in a new 'egg-drop' challenge.They are working together with new club members to create structures that they

See Egg Drop, Page 9 program director at Naval Support Activity Washington (NSAW). "Motorists should be more aware of kids crossing the roads that night, and trick-or-treaters should walk, not run, between houses and follow safe pedestrian rules as well." Peake also recommended that children carry flashlights or have reflective tape affixed to costumes and candy bags to make them easier to see at night. Some military installations in NDW have base events around Halloween that civilians and military alike are invited to, such as Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling's "Spooktacular" event Oct. 30 and Naval Air Station Patuxent River's Pumpkin Carnival Oct. 26. Visitors to these bases are reminded to follow similar Halloween safety rules, and to dress comfortably for the occasions. "We've got events that happen on base, and it's important that people have a safe, as well as fun, time while they're here," said Bert Nash, occupational safety and health specialist at NSAW. "At NSAW we had the 'Ghost Ship Barry' event, and a lot of people from out in town came to that. Making sure that they know things like wearing comfortable shoes and supervising children while on base will make sure that they have a good time, and that in turn helps us better represent ourselves to the community." For more information and tips on Halloween safety, visit


The Oxford Handbook of War Reviewed by Cmdr. Youssef Aboul-Enein, Military Sealift Command The Oxford Handbook of War edited by Julian Lindley-French and Yves Boyer. Published by Oxford University Press, New York. 2012, 667 pages. Being a member of the United States armed forces makes the study of war, its evolution, change, and approach of it from many disciplines a lifelong endeavor. Oxford University Press has published a large book that features dozens of essays from European, American, Chinese and Japanese thinkers on the subject of war. Many of the contributors are senior leaders within the NATO Alliance. Each person is an academic, journalist, military officer, or government official who discusses the fundamental causes of war, its moral and legal aspects, theories on its practice, as well as strategic conduct, non-western practice and strategies, and much more. This is a complex work, and it is pre-supposed that the reader has been immersed in the language and thoughts on warfare from ancient times to the nuclear age. The book is divided into

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ten parts, and each part has between two and 11 essays. Lawrence Freedman, a professor of war studies at King's College in London, takes the bold step of defining the term, "war" in the 21st century. It compares the historic instabilities that have led to conflict, and makes the argument that while our technology is evolving many issues of warfare are a continuance of policy as the late nineteenth century theorist Carl von Clausewitz still remains in our collective thinking. One of his more interesting observations is the evolution of the actual word "war" from the German, "werran," which literally means confusion and discord. Distinguished military historian Hew Strahcan

discusses how strategic thinking allows for a reduction of complexity while discovering changes and recognizing continuity in his chapter "War and Strategy." George Henri-Soutou, of the Sorbonne in Paris, discusses a more rational approach of using history not to find exact replicas from the past. He highlights that the Germans in World War II had the same numbers of tanks, planes and troops that France had, and that is what really distinguished the Wehrmacht (the German armed forces) was the use of these resources in new ways, most notably in Blitzkrieg warfare. It was this German flexibility and reaction compared to the slower French tactics that made the German victories of 1940 possible, perfecting a modern command and control system of air and armored ground units. He advocates cultivation of the nimble mind that embraces the impact of surprise on the uses of history in the study of war. AmbassadorRobertHunter, whoteachesattheNationalDefenseUniversityinWashington, D.C.,hasanessayentitled,"TerrorismandWar,"thatarguesthe tactic of terrorism should be

AFPAK Hands: On the Ground

Photo courtesy of Lt. Cmdr. Raymond Jaszkowski

Submitted by Lt. Cmdr. Raymond Jaszkowski, AFPAK Hand Civil Engineer Corps Helmand ATVI Director, Professor Noor Ali, right, and Mr. Darrell Gay, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Transatlantic South District Afghanistan, center, present a certificate of graduation from the Construction Quality Management course taught at Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, to Engineer Seyedullah Moswai, an instructor from the AfghanistanTechnicalVocational Institute. Sixteen Afghan engineers graduated from the course instructed by Gay. AFPAK Hands engineer infrastructure advisors to the Hemland Provincial Reconstruction Team (HPRT) work with such Afghan engineers. As they advise the Afghans and help them to "capacity build," they have to train not only in technical skills but also the essential supporting skills of administration, project management, and safety.

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VETERANS Continued from 2 According to World War II veteran Irwin Kuhns, who served on a landing ship tank as a first class petty officer during the war, it was an emotional experience to be honored by the new generation of military service members. "It's pretty great; I get a lump in my throat," said Kuhns. "The good part of it is we've done our part the best that we could; now we are turning it over to you young people. It's in your hands now, the whole works." Approximately 525 veterans were transported by a commercial airliner from their home states toWashington, D.C., then by a chartered bus to the memorial.The Honor Flight program has more than 117 hubs in 40 states and transported more than 81,000 World War II veterans in 2011. "We decided to come out and show support to our veterans and let them know that we are here to thank them for the work that they did for us back in the day and giving us the country we have today," said Matthew Hogue, a student at the Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Md. 1031023


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NSA Washington Participates in Earthquake Drill From Naval District Washington Public Affairs

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Lt. Cmdr. James Carsner, AFPAK Hands, Naval Support Activity Washington, participates in the "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" exercise Oct. 18 in the 2012 Great South East Shakeout drill.

Naval Support Activity (NSA)Washington took part in the first "Great Southeast Shakeout" earthquake drill, in which participants simultaneously practiced the recommended actions during an earthquake, Oct. 18. The Great Southeast Shakeout earthquake drill comes on the heels of the oneyear anniversary of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake in Mineral,Va., Aug. 23, 2011, and was felt across more than a dozen U.S. states and in several Canadian provinces. The "Great Southeast Shakeout" provides an opportunity for people to practice how to stay safe during and after a seismic

event," said Robert Avery, emergency manager for NSA Washington. "Employees were encouraged to 'drop, cover and hold on' for at least 60 seconds as if there were a major earthquake happening." According to, more than 190,000 people and organizations have registered to take part in the historic drill. It also marks the first time a shakeout was formally conducted in the Washington, D.C. metro area and included participation from residents and employees. NSA Washington was the only military installation in the national capital region that participated in the drill. "There is a misconception that earthquakes don't happen outside of the West Coast where as a few areas of the Midwest-

ern and Eastern U.S. are more prone to earthquakes than others," said Avery. "The key is always preparedness. Earthquake are unpredictable but training and drills help reduce the potential injuries that can result from them." According to Avery, it is always important to have an earthquake readiness plan. A few tips he recommended were having a place in each room of the house that one can get to in case of an earthquake, keeping a supply of canned food, an up-to-date first aid kit, three gallons of water per person, dust masks and goggles, and a working batteryoperated radio and flashlights. For more information about earthquake preparedness or other emergency planning, visit or

BARRY Continued from 1 a good Halloween event for people to come enjoy themselves and have a good time." Adults and children alike delighted in the experience, getting a good laugh as well as a scare. "They did a really good job making the ship scary," saidVanessa Santos, aWashington Navy Yard employee who brought her family to the "Ghost Ship Barry" event. "The scariest part was when the volunteers reach out and try to grab you. They really went all out making the mess decks look like a morgue, banging on the walls; it was great." While there may not have been any real monstersorghoulsaboardtheship,Hillsuggests thatit'sthespiritoftheholidaythatreallyhaunts the passageways of the "Ghost ship Barry." "I don't know that the Barry has an actual ghost or haunting," said Hill. "But for the sake of Halloween, I'll say yes: the Barry is haunted." To see photos from the Ghost Ship Barry event, please visit NDW's Facebook page at For more events happening in Naval District Washington,visit

U.S. Navy photos by Patrick Gordon

Visitors to the National Museum of the U.S. Navy make crafts before touring the "Ghost Ship Barry." Guests were encouraged to visit the museum before and after touring the Barry to make crafts and enjoy the museum’s exhibits.

A decoration of the "Ghost Ship Barry" stands ready as volunteers prepare to scare visitors to the Display Ship Barry's haunted ship.

Visitors stand in line to get tickets for the "Ghost Ship Barry" at the National Museum of the U.S. Navy. The museum hosted the event and provided craft making stations.

A volunteer scares visitors to the "Ghost Ship Barry" aboard the Display Ship Barry moored at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19. The National Museum of the U.S. Navy invited civilians and servicemembers to tour the ship after volunteers decorated its interior to resemble a haunted ship.

A volunteer "haunts" the medical ward of the "Ghost Ship Barry."


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Naval District Washington Hosts First Regional Youth Council Summit

REVIEW Continued from 6 placed in perspective as a type of warfare designed to inspire fear for political effect. He offers a thought-provoking piece on ways to not be over-reactive should an act of terrorism occur and how to place the adversary in perspective to other major threats or even among terror groups. Maj. Gen. Peng Guang Qian, of the Academy of Military Science in Beijing, discusses the Chinese perspectives to 21st century war. It is a fascinating integration of western thought with Chinese military theory and experiences that will allow readers to empathize with the Chinese and appreciate their sophisticated and holistic approach to seeing future conflicts. AndVice Adm. Fumio Ota, of the Japanese National Defense University in Yokosuka, discusses his country's views of challenges to Japan in the Pacific Rim, and potential conflict scenarios that could destabilize the region.Those with passion for national security affairs, strategy and policy, or conflict studies will find parts of this book worth reading. Editor's Note:Cmdr.Aboul-Enein teaches part-time at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He is the author of "Militant Islamist Ideology: Understanding the Global Threat," Naval Institute Press,2010.Cmdr.Aboul-Enein maintains a regular book review column in TheWaterline.

AFPAK Continued from 6 By Dawn Simpson, NAS Patuxent River School Liaison Officer and Carol Mohsberg, NSA Annapolis School Liaison Officer

A total of 57 teens from Youth Centers and Student-2-Student (S2S) groups around the Naval District Washington (NDW) region participated in the first NDW Youth Council Summit, held at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Md., Sept. 22-23. School liaison officers and youth directors created the training to educate and inspire teens about youth sponsorship. Teens attended sessions on outreach, newcomer orientation, and peer to peer. Participants then developed a comprehensive local action plan which they presented to the group. A session on the Interstate Compact and the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) was provided for adult Child-Youth Program (CYP) and school staff in attendance. Brent Edwards from Commander, Navy Installations Command was the opening speaker and discussed the Navy Teen Council, camp opportunities for teens, and the future of youth programming. The event was funded by Operation Military Kids - Maryland.


The AFPAK Hands program was stood up in 2009 by then Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, to establish a cohort of experts that specialize in the complexities of Afghanistan and Pakistan language and culture. These members provide persistent engagement on regional issues while advising leaders and commanders throughout the levels of governance and command. An AFPAK Hand is committed to more than 40 months with the program. During those months, a service member engages in 10 months of training, nearly two years of deployment in-theater in Afghanistan or Pakistan, and one year out of theater in the U.S. For more information on AFPAK Hands visit REER/LANGUAGE_CULTURE/Pages/AFPAKHands.aspx.

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hope will outperform designs from last year," said event co-organizer and fellow Carderock engineer Alyssa Littlestone. "The students have been focusing on increasing the drag by using parachutes in order to lessen the impact force, redirecting the impact energy into energy absorbing structures, and isolating the egg using suspension designs." The event gave future engineers a chance to test their own creative designs. Carderock is the full-spectrum research and development, test and evaluation, engineering, and Fleet support organization for the Navy's ships, submarines, military watercraft, and unmanned vehicles for the Navy Fleet of the 21st Century.

and to have an opportunity for Capt. Craig and Mike to meet for the very first time. Our Navy spans the globe, but this proves we are all linked together," Stocks said. During his visit to Walter Reed Bethesda last week, Morton did not ask for his sign back. Instead, he gave Craig a smaller, wooden plaque, engraved with the words "HM2 (SW) Morton." He said he crafted this as well, to hang from the "Medical Department" sign, and let his shipmates know when he was on duty. The two both said their meeting brought back many memories. They reminisced about their deployments aboard the ship, running a multitude of necessary supplies to other Navy ships and to foreign countries where fundamental resources were needed. "The first nine months I was on the ship I probably had my feet on dry land about 12 hours," Morton said.

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Craig also explained how busy they were at times unloading supplies while working hard to keep up their Sailors' readiness while at sea. They also recalled an explosion aboard the ship in May 1989, which claimed the lives of six Sailors and injured about 200. Craig had only read about the blast, and said he appreciated listening to Morton's account. Morton was burned in the blast, and explained the experience allowed him to better teach corpsmen later in his career. The tragedy was also pivotal in Craig's own career. While he was considered for his surface warfare qualification, Craig was asked about the White Plain fire. He had thoroughly read the incident reports, and said it was his extensive knowledge about the blast that ultimately earned him the qualification. Though the Navy may seem vast and global, it has only a few degrees of separation, Craig added. "I've been working in the Navy for almost 30 years, and I'm continuously amazed at just how small it is," Morton said.

Photo courtesy of Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor Program

Retired Navy Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jim Castaneda, left, with a teammate from the cycling competition at the 2012 Warrior Games. Despite suffering a stroke in 2007, Castaneda is active in adaptive athletics, a pastime he was encouraged to follow by representatives of the Navy Wounded Warrior program.

appreciate it." Indeed, only one-quarter of enlisted Sailors and less than one-half of naval officers are aware of Commander Navy Installations Command's Navy Wounded Warrior - Safe Harbor program and the services it provides. Yet, it is among the most important resources available to Navy families. Illness or injury can strike at any time.When they do, NWW can clear away the clutter and allow service members to focus on what's most important - getting well. NWW tailors support to each wounded warrior's recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration needs. It's team of experts addresses pay and personnel issues, child and youth care, transportation and housing needs, education and training benefits, and much more.The program's goal is to return wounded warriors to duty, but when that's not possible, it works collaboratively with federal agencies and partner organizations to ensure their successful reintegration back into their communities. "NWW will address virtually any problem that surfaces during a wounded warrior's recovery process," said NWW director Capt. Steve Hall. "NWW Non-medical Care Managers provides enrollees a shoulder to lean on, a helping hand, an ear to listen and encouraging words. They act as advocates when service members need one most." NWW enrollment is not limited to service members who have been wounded in combat operations or shipboard and training accidents. It also is available to those affected by serious illness - like Castaneda - or liberty accidents. November marks Warrior Care Month, a time to recognize wounded warriors, as well as their caregivers, for their service, sacrifices, and achievements. This year's theme, "Success through Transition," highlights the many ways wounded warriors and their families thrive after illness and injury - on active duty, on the playing field, in the classroom, or on the job. Adm. Cecil D. Haney, commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will host the first-ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Trials at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and the University of Hawaii Nov. 12 - 17. More than 50 seriously wounded, ill and injured Sailors and Coast Guardsmen from across the country - including Castaneda - will compete for a place on the 2013 Warrior Games Navy-Coast Guard team. NWW encouraged Castaneda to get involved in adaptive athletics several years ago, and it has had a tremendously positive impact on his life. He says, "Everyone [competing in adaptive athletics] seems seven feet tall - larger than life. I feel like superman. I can do anything now." Sailors and their families are urged to take time duringWarrior Care Month to honor and support our wounded warriors. They can refer a service member to the program who has experienced



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