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The Waterline

November 8, 2012

Vol. XXIX No.45


Flu Outbreak: Region Prepared for the Worst By Patrick Gordon, NDW Waterline writer During the flu season, it is expected that many people will catch the virus that causes influenza and come down with the illness. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that, on average, approximately 5 to 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized for flu-related complications, each year. But in the case of an outbreak, where a large percentage of an area's population is affected at once, Naval District Washington (NDW) is prepared. "Naval District Washington could be affected by an influenza outbreak occurring anywhere. In this day and age with people traveling globally all the time, influenza can be spread quite rapidly if it is easily transmitted," said Dr. Margan Zajdowicz, NDW public health emergency officer. "Viruses, including influenza virus, do not respect geographic boundaries. As long as people move around and interact with each other, the potential for spread exists."

Zajdowicz said that while NDW, like any community, is susceptible to a flu outbreak, the region has precautions in place to ensure the containment and management of such a scenario. She said that by learning from outbreaks in the past, NDW has built plans to prevent the spread of the flu before it becomes a pandemic. "The H1N1 influenza pandemic of 2009 illustrates appropriate response to influenza threat," said Zajdowicz. "First, the outbreak is recognized. Then methods to slow transmission are put into place. These methods include use of respiratory etiquette and encouraging or mandating sick people to stay home. At the same time, there would be a huge effort to distribute the influenza vaccine and to deploy it into the arms of people as fast as possible. Also, there would be efforts to treat people with antiviral therapy and some people at high risk might receive antiviral prophylaxis. Naval District Washington would participate in many if not all of these interventions." According toThompson Gerke, NDW senior operations planner, NDW currently follows

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U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon.

Hospital Corpsman Michelle Concha readies a flu shot at the Washington Navy Yard Branch Medical Clinic Nov. 1. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu inoculations are the best defense against the flu virus, which can spread rapidly through the population.

Thanksgiving Safety Gets NDW to the Table Safely By Patrick Gordon, NDW Waterline writer Thanksgiving is a day that brings family and friends together to give thanks and gather around good food and maybe some football. But whether you are a traveler, a diner or a cook, be safety-minded during this busy holiday. One of commands' primary concerns during holidays is travel safety, said James Peake, Naval Support Activity Washington's (NSAW) safety and occupational health director. "Thanksgiving is the most traveled holiday of the year," said Peake. "When you plan, you have a guide and it makes the trip go a lot smoother. Plan your trips to leave early when you are going and on your way back." The Naval Safety Center recommends that U.S. Navy photo by Patrick Gordon drivers and passengers plan accordingly to Yeoman 2nd Class (SW) Rebecca Dugas, a Reservist attached to NOSC Bal- avoid rushing, always wear a seatbelt, and timore, shops for a turkey at the commissary in Fort Meade, Md., Nov. 3. Safe avoid tired driving. Peake also advises that food preparation, as well as fire and travel safety, are important to remember drivers also be mindful of weather conditions throughout their trip. during the busy Thanksgiving season.

"When it comes to driving make sure you take breaks, preferably every couple of hours. Just get out and walk around for ten to fifteen minutes," said Peake. "Weather conditions are another one, if the weather is bad give space between the vehicles in front of you to allow for stopping time." An additional resource widely used by command leaders is the Travel Risks Planning System (TRiPS), to avoid possible hazards while driving. Sailors can download the automated risk-assessment tool through the NSC website or through Navy Knowledge Online. "Arriving at your destination safely is the first step in having a happy holiday," added Edward Lewis, occupational safety and health specialist at NSAW. Food preparation is also important to consider during the holiday. Safe food handling habits and hand washing will prevent bacterial contamination of food while it is being pre-

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Thursday, November 8, 2012


Navy Gets Nuclear Propulsion Boss By Tom Dougan, Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program Public Affairs The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program held a change-ofcommand ceremony at the Washington Navy Yard Nov. 2. Adm. John M. Richardson relieved Adm. Kirkland H. Donald as Director, Naval Reactors in a ceremony attended by several hundred distinguished guests. Adm. Donald, a submarine officer and a 1975 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, assumed command of U.S. Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program in November of 2004. In his eight-year tenure, Donald led the command with a focus on maintaining the highest standards of integrity and excellence in the program and ensuring that Naval Reactors provides the United States Navy unmatched capability in endurance, responsiveness, and tactical flexibility to support missions all over the world. Donald thanked all of the people who supported Naval Reactors throughout his tenure and spoke fondly of the quality of those he worked with at the command. "For those here today and for those here in spirit, please

U.S. Navy photo by MC1 Peter D. Lawlor

Adm. Kirk Donald passes through ceremonial sideboys as he and his family are piped ashore at the conclusion of his retirement and change of command ceremony. Donald was relieved by Adm. John Richardson as Director of Naval Reactors after serving in the position for eight years.

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Around the Yard What would you like to say to our veterans on Veterans Day?

I guess the short answer would be "Thank you." I'd like to thank them for their selfless service and let them know that their efforts are appreciated. Victor Barnes Engineer Strategic Systems Program

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Commandant, Naval District Washington Rear Adm. Patrick J. Lorge NDW Public Affairs Officer Edward Zeigler Waterline Staff Photojournalist MC2 Kiona Miller Writer Patrick Gordon Copy Editor/Page Designer The Gazette/Comprint Military Publications Lorraine Walker All stories must be submitted by 4 p.m. the Thursday prior to publication. E-mail stories to: or bring/mail to: The Waterline, 1411 Parsons Ave. SE, Suite 205, Wash-

I'd just like to say thank you for everything that they do. They're a great motivation for me as an active duty Sailor. Seaman Aaron Chambers U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard Naval District Washington

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I'd say thank you for your service. But as a vet myself, I'm proud of my service; I've never needed to be thanked. Joe Musgrove PEO C4I SPAWAR Systems Center Atlantic

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This Week in Naval History November 8

1861 - Capt. CharlesWilkes seizes two Confederate diplomats from the British steamer Trent, causing an international controversy with Great Britain known as the Trent Affair. 1942 - OperationTorch, the Allied landings in French Northwest Africa, begins. American forces land at Casablanca. French naval forces attack U.S. Navy ships and 13 French ships are sunk without a loss to the U.S. 1956 - Navy Stratolab balloon, piloted by Lt. Cmdrs. Malcolm D. Ross and M. Lee Lewis better world height record by soaring to 76,000 feet over Black Hills, S.D., on a flight to gather meteorological, cosmic ray, and other scientific data. 1975 - Over 100 Sailors and Marines from USS Inchon (LPH-12) and USS Bagley (DE1069) fight a fire aboard a Spanish merchant vessel at Palma.

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1921 - USS Olympia (C-6) arrives at the Washington Navy Yard from France carrying the body of the Unknown Soldier for internment at Arlington National Cemetery. 1950 -Task Force 77 makes its first attack on the Yalu River bridges. In the first engagement between MIG-15 and F9F jets from USS Philippine Sea (CV-47), Lt. Cmdr.WilliamT. Amen of VF-111 shoots down a MIG and becomes first Navy pilot to shoot down a jet aircraft. 1956-SecretaryoftheNavyproposesthePolarismissileprogramtotheSecretaryofDefense.

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1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines, establishing the Marine Corps.

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1912 - Lt. Theodore Ellyson makes first successful launching of an airplane (A-3) by catapult at the Washington Navy Yard. 1940 - CNO Adm. Harold Stark submits memorandum to the Secretary of the Navy on four plans if U.S. enters war. He favors the fourth one, Plan Dog, calling for strong offensive in the Atlantic and defense in the Pacific. 1942 - First day of the three days of fighting in the naval Battle of Guadalcanal. 1943 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt embarks on USS Iowa (BB-61) to go to the Allied conferences atTeheran, Iran, and Cairo, Egypt.

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Marine Corps Art Collection.

Capt. Samuel Nicholas, 1st Lt. Matthew Parke, and a scowling sergeant with prospective leathernecks on the Philadelphia waterfront in December, 1775. 1941 - U.S. escort convoy WS 12, carrying 20,000 British troops to Singapore, sails from Halifax.

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1870 - Navy expedition to explore the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, southern Mexico, commanded by Capt. Robert W. Shufeldt, enters the Coatzacoalcos River to begin a survey for possible inter-oceanic canal. Support provided by USS Kansas and USS Mayflower. 1918 - Armistice ends World War I. 1920 - Lenah S. Higbee becomes the first woman to be awarded the Navy Cross. It was awarded for her World War I service. 1921-WashingtonNavalConferencebegins.

1943 -Two CarrierTask Forces strike Japanese shipping at Rabaul, sinking one carrier and damaging other ships. The raid saw the first use of SB2C Curtiss Helldivers in combat. 1954 - November 11 is designated as Veterans Day to honor veterans of all U.S. wars 1966 - Launch of Gemini 12, with Cmdr. James A. Lovell, Jr., as the command Pilot.The mission lasted 3 days, 22 hours and 34 minutes and included 59 orbits at an altitude of 162.7 nautical miles. Recovery was performed by HS-11 helicopter from USSWasp (CVS-18). 1981 - Commissioning of firstTrident-class Nuclear Powered Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine, USS Ohio (SSBN-726).

Webster Field Archaeological Dig Unearths Historic Artifacts By Donna Cipolloni, Tester staff writer Centuries collided atWebster Outlying Field as the thunder from helicopters flying overhead smothered the faint sounds of digging and scraping at the archaeological site below. In October, as part of a cultural resources mapping project, archaeologists from Louis Berger Group, working in conjunction with representatives from the conservation division at NAS Patuxent River, conducted shovel test pits on the installation in an open grassy area known as Old Chapel Field. "They went down about three feet, as far as they could dig by hand but they kept finding artifacts, so they opened a more formalized unit to see what else was under the ground," said Mike Smolek, archaeologist and cultural resources manager at Pax River. "It is believed we may be in a cellar that has been filled in. Some preserved wood was found and other evidence suggests it may have had a wooden plank floor." Wine bottle glass, ceramic shards from storage jars and dishware, pipe bowls and stems, pieces of glazed brick, animal bones and large oyster shells were among the items painstakingly unearthed at the site, which is believed to date from the early to mid-1700s. One artifact discovered was a well-preserved piece of pipe bowl clearly displaying the maker's mark the initials WR. "There has been a lot of research done on pipe makers," Smolek said. "So if we can identify this particular maker's mark, it will assist

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U.S. Navy photo by Donna Cipolloni

One unit was excavated to a depth of more than 4 feet and is believed to be a cellar that had been filled in. Some preserved wood was found and evidence suggests it may have had a wooden plank floor. Pictured, from left, are Scott Lawrence, contractor at Webster Field; Kathleen Maher, excavator for Louis Berger Group; Pat Woodburn, Webster Outlying Field facilities manager; and Mike Smolek, NAS Patuxent River cultural resource program manager and discoverer of the site 31 years ago.


1776 - Capt. John Paul Jones aboard Alfred with brig Providence captures British transport Mellish, carrying winter uniforms later used by Washington's troops. 1942 - Loss of USS Juneau (CL-52) during Battle of Guadalcanal results in loss of Five Sullivan Brothers. 1943 - Fifth Fleet carriers begin long range night bombing attacks on Japanese positions in GilbertsandMarshallsinpreparationforlandings. 1957 - First firing of Regulus II bombardment missile.

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1846-NavalforcescaptureTampico,Mexico. 1910 - Civilian Eugene Ely pilots first aircraft to take off from a ship, USS Birmingham (CL-2) at Hampton Roads,Va. He lands safely on Willoughby Spit, Norfolk, Va. 1941 - Order given to withdraw Marines at Shanghai, Peiping, and Tientsin, China. 1944 - Carrier aircraft attack Japanese shipping in Philippines sinking five ships and damaging one.


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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 - five-day 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).

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 Kraving Kabob Food Truck

BeginningTuesday,Nov.13 | 11a.m.to2p.m. There's a new food service option on board the Washington Navy Yard. The "Kraving Kabob" Food Truck will begin serving lunch in the DS Barry Parking Lot behind building 292 across from the Navy Museum. Kraving Kabob infuses a variety of authentic homemade American, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine that will leave you Kraving for more. Food Items include chicken kabob wraps, chicken soulvaki wraps, lamb gyro wraps, steak and cheese subs, fish and chips, falafel sandwich as well as a veggie sandwich. Items can be purchased alone, with french fries or a platter with rice and salad. Come out and enjoy something new for lunch!

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

Here's to the Heroes 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, National Guardsmen, coalition forces and up to three direct dependents. Valid military identification and dependent IDs required. For program eligibility and to register online, visit

tional 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!

Family Highlights at the Newseum

Washington Wizards Home Game Tickets

Open daily | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pennsylvania Avenue and Sixth Street, NW, 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 educa-

Your NSAW MWR ITT Office has Washington Wizards Home Game Tickets available for pre-order! There are limited numbers of games and tickets so please stop by or call today for information. MWR Ticket Office - 202-433-2484 | MWR Travel Office - 202-685-8298

Karaoke at The Pub Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 | 4 to 8 p.m. | Mordecai Booth's Public House Join us for some Karaoke Fun at the Pub! DJ Scott will be there hooking you up with all of your favorite Karaoke songs. Bring your co-workers and friends for a fun night out before the holiday break!

Thanksgiving Push-Up Challenge

This year the NSAW MWR Washington Navy Yard Fitness Center is holding a pushup challenge to separate the weak from the strong. Don't let the holidays slow you down! Rules: 1) You will have 2 minutes to complete as many full push-ups as possible. 2) There will be a male and female category. 3) Females are able to do the modified version with knees on the ground. How to Participate: Sign-up at the WNY Fitness Center and schedule your challenge time between Nov. 5-30. Winners will be determined by Dec. 1. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each gender category. For assistance on how to build up your push-up endurance come see one of our Fitness Specialists.

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NDW News Follow NDW on Facebook and Twitter

NDW has a Facebook fan page in order to provide updated information to all NDW residents, tenants, employees (military, civilian, and contractors), and the American public. Show your support, "Like Us," and become a fan to see exciting news relating to the Naval District Washington. Follow us on Twitter @navaldistwash NSAW has a Twitter page for the Washington Navy Yard to provide the public with upto-date operating hours of the Navy Yard portion of DC's Riverwalk. Follow us on Twitter @WNYRiverwalk

Joint Service National Volunteer Day

Calling all volunteers!The Joint Service NationalVolunteer Day is Nov. 17 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Armed Forces Retirement Home on Rock Creek Church Road & Upshur St., NW, Washington, D.C. National Family Volunteer Day is a day when families are encouraged to volunteer as a unit to perform community service and to instill the value of volunteering in children. Join us to help our veteran "living legends" preserve their home and prepare for the holidays. Volunteers needed for: - Children's Holiday Card Project - Clear the Historic Canal (Swell) - Thanksgiving Decorating - Landscaping/Weeding - Rake Leaves (Please bring a rake) - Wheel Chair Wash - Holiday decoration inventory - Remove invasive plants Registration is at 8 a.m., followed by orientation 8:30 a.m., with a rain date scheduled for Nov. 18. To register, send an email to with the names and ranks of all attendees, their commands, branches of service, age of children if any, and an emergency contact name and phone number. For more information contact: Army: (202) 685-0493 CG: (202) 372-4087 Navy: (202) 433-6854 Marines: (202) 433-0016 Air Force: (202) 441-2680

College Prep Workshop at WNY Chapel

The Protestant Youth of the Chapel is sponsoring a college prep workshop Nov. 10 at the Chapel Center from 1-4 p.m. There will be facilitators present to discuss how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Post 9/11 Yellow Ribbon Program, Military Recruiters, and how to write a resume. All ages are welcome to attend. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Sister Trina Randall, 301-325-0318 or via email

Toys For Tots

Naval Services Family Line is a toy drop off location for the Marines'Toys forTots. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to our office located onThe NavyYard by Dec. 16. Our address is 1043 Harwood Street SE, Bldg 154 Suite 100; Washington Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. 20374. We are available for drop off Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please place in the Toys for Tots box. For further information please call Naval Services Family Line 202-433-2333 during office hours.

JBAB Chapel Schedule -All services held in the Chapel Center unless otherwise noted-


Reconciliation: Sunday - 9 a.m. Rosary: Sunday - 9:10 a.m. Mass: Tuesday - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday - 11:30 a.m. Thursday - 11:30 a.m. Friday - 7 a.m. Saturday - 5 p.m. Sunday - 9:30 a.m.


Sunday Worship Gospel - 11:30 a.m. General Protestant - 11 a.m., Chapel 2 Sunday School Sept - May, 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Any questions about these services or other religious needs call 202-767-5900


President Proclaims November as Military Family Month From American Forces Press Service "In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer.They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come," President Barack Obama said in his proclamation issued today declaring the month of November as Military Family Month. The proclamation reads: "Since our Nation's earliest days, courageous men and women of all backgrounds and beliefs have banded together to fight for the freedoms we cherish. Behind each of them stands a parent, a sibling, a child, a spouse -- proud family members who share the weight of deployment and make profound sacrifices on behalf of our country. During Military Family Month, we honor our military families and recommit to showing them the fullest care and respect of a grateful Nation. "In our military families, we see the best our country has to offer. They demonstrate the virtues that have made America great for more than two centuries and the values that will preserve our greatness for centuries to come.With loved ones serving far from home, military spouses take on the work of two. Their children show courage and resilience as they move from base to base, school to school, home to home. And even through the strain of deployment, military families strengthen the fabric of each community they touch and enrich our national life as shining examples of patriotism. "We each have a solemn duty to serve our Armed Forces and their families as well as they serve us. Through First Lady Michelle Obama's and Dr. Jill Biden's Joining Forces initiative, we have worked to fulfill this obligation by mobilizing all Americans to give service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. Last year, we challenged American businesses to hire or train 100,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013. To date, they have already exceeded that challenge, hiring over 125,000 veterans and military spouses. From helping military children succeed in the classroom to increasing support for those

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who care for our wounded warriors, Joining Forces will keep fighting to ensure the wellbeing of our troops and their families. "When a young woman signs up to defend our Nation, her parents are enlisted as well.When a father deploys to a combat zone, his children are called to serve on the home front. And when the men and women of our military serve far from home, their families feel the strain of their absence. In that absence, let us stand together as one American family. Let us honor the brave patriots who keep our country safe, and let us forever hold close the memories of those who have perished in the line of duty. This month, we reaffirm that we will always lift up our military families -- not just when their loved ones are away, but also long after the welcome home ceremonies are over. "NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2012 as Military Family Month. I call on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service for the tremendous contributions they make in support of our service members and our Nation."

Be Healthy and Safe After Disaster From Joint Base Andrews Public Affairs These common sense tips courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are especially important after a powerful storm like Hurricane Sandy causes power outages, flooding and other damage: - Stay safe from hazards a storm may leave in your home. - Clean your home as recommended to stop mold. Never mix bleach and ammonia, because the fumes could kill you. - Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning by placing generators, pressure washers, charcoal grills, camp stoves, or other fuel-burning devices outside and away from open doors, windows, and air vents. - Eat and drink only food and water you know are safe. - Drive safely, wear your seatbelt, and dont drink and drive. - Do not enter a building if you smell gas. Call 911. Do not light a match or turn on lights.

- Wear waterproof boots and gloves to avoid floodwater touching your skin. - Wash your hands often with soap and clean water, or use a hand-cleaning gel with alcohol in it. -Take out items that have soaked up water and that cannot be cleaned and dried. - Fix water leaks. Use fans and dehumidifiers and open doors and windows to remove moisture. - To remove mold, mix 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water, wash the item with the bleach mixture, scrub rough surfaces with a stiff brush, rinse the item with clean water, then dry it or leave it to dry. - Check and clean heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems before use. To clean hard surfaces that do not soak up water and that may have been in contact with floodwater,firstwashwithsoapandcleanwater. Next disinfect with a mixture of 1 cup of bleach in 5 gallons of water.Then allow to air dry.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Constitution: Book review Do You Know Your EOA? The Essential User’s Guide From NDW Public Affairs

Reviewed by Cmdr. Youssef Aboul-Enein, USN The Constitution: The Essential User's Guide, edited by Richard Stengel and introduced by former Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Published by TIME Books, 2012. As members of the U.S. armed forces we take an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States; yet for many Americans, understanding the mechanics of this document is reduced to sound bites and shallow slogans. As one rises in rank and assumes a leadership position within our military, they encounter many decisions that are made within the protections afforded by our Constitution from battlefield processing of enemy combatants to the rights of due process extended to a service member accused of alleged misconduct or criminal behavior. TIME Books has published a short yet powerfully thoughtprovoking book on the United States Constitution that is worth reading. The book opens with an introduction by Associate Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who made history be being named the first female Justice of the Supreme Court. Since her retirement in 2006 she has been involved in the noble project of educating more Americans on the importance of understanding the basics of the American system of government using the technology of

the internet. She writes with concern about the decline in civic education and the direct relationship this has on our democracy, political participation, and the choices the electoratemakesinthe21stcentury. Richard Stengel, managing editor of TIME Magazine, makes a compelling argument that the question is not what would the founding fathers have done, but rather, what principles of theirs conceived in 1787 must be preserved? After all, the 55 framers of the Constitution did not know about DNA, the atom, collateralized debt obligations, germ theory, the internet, and much more. As the Constitution was born in crisis, Stengel reminds us of the crises that triggered generations of Americans to debate the meaning of the Constitution such as civil rights, the Watergate scandal, the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, 9/11; each a constant discussion of meaning of those 7,200 words. He then takes the five most recent issues of our time, and high-

lights the article in the Constitution to expose readers to various interpretations from contraception coverage, intervention in Libya, the debt ceiling, Obamacare, and finally immigration. Readers will come away better informed about various sides of the issues. The book continues with a discussion of how the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention compromised to shape the document and encourages readers to expand their knowledge by reading "The Federalist Papers," and James Madison's "Notes on the Constitutional Convention."These two books are not easy reads, which is why I recommend this TIME book as a start to your journey exploring the Constitution. The book ends with a reading of the Constitution itself, with each section and subsequent amendments containing an amplifying discussion on what the compromise was about, and current issues in American politics in which this section played a part in defining key issues of our history. This slim book is worth your time, and those wanting a better understanding of the principles and ideas that make us American will enjoy spending time reading this book. Editor's Note: Cmdr. AboulEneinmaintainsaregularbook review column in the Naval DistrictWashingtonnewspaper, the Waterline. He wishes to thank his spouse for fostering his passion for American history and for discussing this and other books over the years.

Naval District Washington welcomed its new regional Equal Opportunity Advisory (EOA) Oct. 4, Chief Mass Communication Specialist (SW) Terry Spain. He will serve as the advisor to the regional commander on EO and Sexual Harassment concerns, and provides EO briefings, training and assist visits to subordinate commands, Command Manager Equal Opportunity Managers (CMEO'S). Additionally, he collaborates with Center for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) to coordinate annual Mobile Training Team (MTT) requirements for the region. While at the region, Spain's main goals are to educate Sailors on diversity and ensure that all subordinate commands CMEO's are qualified and well trained. In order to qualify as an EOA, Spain completed the 12-week course at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

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For matters concerning Equal Opportunity or Sexual Harassment within the region, contact Spain at (202) 433-7527 or

Dahlgren to participate in Army vs. Navy Blood Donor Challenge From Naval Support Facility Dahlgren Public Affairs The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) at National Naval Medical Center has selected Naval Support Facility Dahlgren to participate in the 2nd annual Army vs. Navy Blood Challenge. A blood donation event will be held Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at J.D.'s Conference Center for local donors to participate in the challenge. The challenge will culminate with the presentation of a trophy to the service that collected the most units of blood during the Army/Navy football game on Dec. 8 at Lin-

coln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The annual football game between the services has created a stunning rivalry, but the challenge became greater last year when the Armed Services Blood Program added some flavor to the mix and issued a Blood Donor Challenge just in time for the game. From Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, six blood donor centers in the Washington metro area competed against each other to see which service would take home bragging rights and a trophy for most units of blood collected. By the end of last year's challenge, nearly 500 units

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Commandant, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Offer USMC Birthday Message From Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Michael P. Barrett The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Michael P. Barrett released a birthday message to the Marine Corps outside the Home of the Commandants at Marine Barracks 8th and I streets, Washington, D.C., Oct. 19.The message was given in preparation of the Marine Corps birthday Nov. 10. "Since our first call to duty 237 years ago, Marines have established a reputation as bold innovators and elite warriors, anchored by our sense of honor and love of country," said Amos. "The service of Marines during conflict, peace and uncertainty has demonstrated an ageless ethos of fidelity and courage that has established who we are." "Our nation has come to understand that when a crisis occurs or security is threatened, Marines respond quickly an unfailingly," said Barrett. "We accomplish the mission, not most of the time, but every time. This is who we are, this is our legacy." "The combat valor, competent professionalism, and selfless commitment of today's Marines stand with any in our history," said Amos. "All of us in the Marine Corps family realize our role as America's premier crisis response force. We remain the first to fight. We will continue to be faithful to our nation and to one another, and never take for granted the blessed liberty our country has given us." “We serve, we all sacrifice,� we have the eagle, globe and anchor tattooed on our soul," said Barrett. "In the last 10 years of war, nearly 14,000 Marines have given more. And despite their wounds, they're not done giving, they're not done living, they're thriving." "Like all Marines, our wounded warriors live life to the fullest," said Amos. "Participating in sports, they regain their self confidence, and remember again the value of being on a team. They also continue to give back. Some return

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. Vander Schans

The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, and the 17th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Sgt. Maj. Micheal P. Barrett, film part of the Marine Corps Birthday message outside the Home of the Commandants at Marine Barracks 8th and I, Washington, D.C., Oct. 16. to their active units, while others succeed in business, while even more return to school. Regardless of hardships resulting from their wounds, these warriors demonstrate some of the purest qualities of Marine selflessness. " "As we celebrate this year's birthday, take time to reflect on all our corps has accomplished," said Barrett. "Remember those who fought on Guadalcanal, honor the sacrifice of

our many brothers and sisters, and remember those that have gone before. Continue to do great deeds and endure." "Our corps will continue to be defined by our ability to successfully respond to the world's most challenging and chaotic situations," said Amos. "For honor and for country, we'll maintain our world-class standards of discipline, always remembering who we are.

Take pride in all that you've accomplished, and know that Sergeant Major Barrett and I appreciate your enduring fidelity, your hard work and your sacrifice. Happy birthday, Marines, and Semper Fidelis." To see the full birthday message, visit

Great American Smoke Out Encourages Smokers to Quit

Hospital Celebrates Medical-Surgical Nurses Week

By Leigh Houck, Health Educator Washington Navy Yard Branch Health Clinic

By Lt. Sheron Y. Campbell, Clinical Nurse Specialist

In 1977, the American Cancer Society held the first nationwide Great American Smoke Out. Always held on the thirdThursday in November, the Great American Smoke Out encourages smokers to quit for the day, or even better, to make a long-term commitment to beginning life without cigarettes on that day. Smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. One in two smokers will die from smoking-related disease, and for each one who dies there are another twenty who are living with serious smoking-related conditions and disease. Smoking is responsible for or linked to lung cancer, esophageal and laryngeal cancers, emphysema, heart attacks, strokes, asthma, impotence, decreased fertility, lowered immune systems, and increased wound healing times. In 1977, approximately one-third of American adults smoked. Over the years, through various dedicated and persistent public health campaigns, legislation, taxation, and awareness, that number has been reduced to

19.3 percent. Unfortunately, tobacco use in the military is significantly higher than in the general population with approximately 31 percent of Navy and 37 percent of Marine Corps members smoking. If you are a smoker, why not consider quitting tobacco, just for a day? Try getting through one complete day without the crutch of tobacco. You'll save about $6.00 if you're a pack-a-day smoker and in that one day, your blood pressure, pulse, carbon monoxide blood level, and oxygen blood level will return to normal.Your smoker's breath will even begin to disappear! Branch Health Clinic Washington Navy Yard will be celebrating the day, Nov. 15 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. by giving away "quit kits" for smokers. If you're the friend of a smoker, how about taking your friend to lunch for a "cold turkey" sandwich and a visit to the clinic for a quit kit if they agree to quit for the day? We'll have lots of information on the best ways to successfully quit and stay quit. If you are interested in additional help, please call the clinic Health Educator, Leigh

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) honored medical-surgical nurses during Medical-Surgical Nurses Week Nov. 1-7. This year's theme for the observance was "Medical-Surgical Nurses on the Frontline: Saving, Preserving and Healing Those Who Fight for our Freedom." The theme spoke to medical-surgical nurses' dedication, skills and heroism in the care of those who protect the nation. Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring for patients and families, which is why the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN) has designated MedicalSurgical Nurses Week to shift that focus to the nurses themselves. WRNMMC held various activities to celebrate Medical-Surgical Nurses Week. Lt. Cmdr. Tracey Giles, Navy Nurse Corps Medical Surgical Specialty Leader, was the guest speaker during a program for the observance Nov. 5. Maj. Jeffrey Hillis, service chief of Inpatient Surgical 4 Cen-

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ter, and Maj. Janell Pulido, of the Clinical Nurse Transition Program, also spoke at the event. A recognition ceremony was held Nov. 7 in building 10's flag lobby for nurses who have obtained Medical Surgical Nursing Certification (RN-BC) via American Nurses Credentialing Center or Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN) from the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses. Medical-surgical nurses possess specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. They make a difference

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Thursday, November 8, 2012


OUTBREAK Continued from 1 NDWINST 3440.17, the regional response NDW public health emergency plan, which accounts for a pandemic scenario. Zajdowicz noted that flu outbreaks are an extremely serious occurrence that can have deadly consequences if no plan is in place or is otherwise unavailable. During the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920, more than 600,000 people died in the U.S. alone as a result of the disease, with life expectancy lowered during those years in communities affected by the outbreak. "Being prepared is essential because a serious influenza pandemic can disrupt our nation's security and degrade mission readiness," said Zajdowicz.

Zajdowicz added that while a reaction plan is in place, the best way to prevent a flu outbreak is to be proactive. Following basic sanitary practices, such as hand washing, coughing or sneezing in to the crook of your elbow, and avoiding touching your eyes and mouth, will help to keep the spread of germs and viruses, like the flu, to a minimum. But Zajdowicz said that the best defense is getting a flu vaccine to prevent being infected at all. "Receiving an annual influenza vaccine is the best and most important defense against outbreaks," said Zajdowicz. "Even when we encounter a novel strain of influenza, like we did in the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, people who have been multiply vaccinated for influenza do better and are more resistant to influenza infection. This is because they have mounted multiple immune responses to a variety of related influenza

viruses and cross reactivity protects them to some extent. This was demonstrated during the H1N1 pandemic where older, multiply vaccinated people were not so susceptible to H1N1." In the Department of Defense (DoD) the flu vaccine is a mandatory annual inoculation, and the Navy is doing its part to ensure that its personnel comply to maintain their operability. "The Chief of Naval Operations has set Navywide goals to ensure that the entire force, active and Reserve, is 90 percent vaccinated by Dec. 17, 2012, and that Navy families have 100 percent access to the vaccine as well," said Gerke. "NDW is well on its way to meeting and exceeding that goal, and as a result, to meet any challenges posed by the flu to maintain our capabilities as a force." For more information on flu prevention, visit

SAFETY Continued from 1 pared.When cooking a turkey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture advises using a meat thermometer to check that the thigh and breast meat reaches at least 165 degrees at their thickest parts.This will ensure the meat is thoroughly cooked before eating. In addition to making sure food is prepared safely, safety officials advise all to consider the risk for injury while cooking as well. "If you've got a lot of traffic going through your kitchen on Thanksgiving, keeping pots and pans on a steady surface with the handles turned inward will prevent accidental spills and possible burns as a result," said Bert Nash, occupational safety and health specialist at NSAW. "Another thing to consider is fire safety. Closely monitor what you're cooking, and make sure you're cooking in a safe space." Nash added that turkey cooking methods other than ovens, such as smokers and deep fryers, require more supervision and open space than a conventional oven to operate safely. "These are popular devises to use when cooking a turkey, but they need to be used in an open, outdoor area with a fire extinguisher nearby," said Nash. "With deep fryers especially, the possibility of fire is high due to the oil boiling over on to the heat source, so knowing exactly how much oil to use in relation to the turkey can prevent a hazard situation." Lewis added that following the recommended guidelines on any cooking device will prevent fire or injury while preparing a meal like Thanksgiving dinner. To ensure that personnel are properly educated about Thanksgiving safety, Naval Support ActivityWashington will be hosting a safety stand down Nov. 15 at the Washington Navy Yard, building 220 in the third floor auditorium, to cover a variety of Thanksgiving safety topics. "We want as many people in NDW to come to this safety stand down so that we can educate everyone we can about safety during the holiday," said Lewis. "The more people that know how to be safe, the more people will be safe. Like my grandmother used to tell me, 'if you think to stop, you'll stop to think,' and we need people to think of safety." For more holiday safety tips visit

BE SAFE Continued from 5


Wear rubber boots, rubber gloves, and goggles when cleaning with bleach. Open windows and doors to get fresh air. Never mix bleach and ammonia.The fumes from the mixture could kill you. Do not use generators, pressure washers, charcoal grills, camp stoves, or other fuel-burning devices indoors or in enclosed or partially enclosed areas such as garages, even with doors or windows open. Do not put these devices outside near an open door, window, or air vent. You could be poisoned or killed by carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas from burning fuel such as gasoline, charcoal, or propane. Make sure a battery or electric powered CO detector is functional to alert you to dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in your home. Listen to public announcements to find out if local tap water is safe for drinking, cooking, cleaning, or bathing. Until the water is safe, use bottled water or boil or disinfect water. If a "boil water" advisory is in effect, do not drink tap water or use it to brush your teeth unless water has come to a rolling boil for at least 1 minute or is treated with unscented household chlorine bleach.To treat water, add 1/4 teaspoon (approximately 1.5 mL) bleach to 1 gallon of cloudy water or 1/8 teaspoon (approximately 0.75 mL) bleach to 1 gallon of clear water . Stir well and let it stand for 30 minutes before you use it. Do not eat food that smells bad, looks bad, or has touched floodwater. When in doubt, throw food out. Do not touch fallen electrical wires. They may be live and could hurt or kill you. Turn off the electrical power at the main source if there is standing water. Do not turn on power or use an electric tool or appliance while standing in water. Reduce mosquito bites. Consider avoiding outdoor activities during the evening and early morning, which are peak biting times for many mosquitoes. Use an insect repellent with DEET or Picaridin. Stay away from wild or stray animals. Stray dogs may be hurt or afraid and may bite. Call local authorities to handle animals. Get rid of dead animals according to local guidelines. Stop and look both ways at all intersections. Drive slowly and keep space between you and other vehicles. Watch out for trash on the road.

Thursday, November 8, 2012


Naval District Washington Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Rear Adm. And Mrs. Patrick J. Lorge will host the Naval District Washington Tree Lighting ceremony.

Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Admiral Leutze Park on the Washington Navy Yard at 6:30 p.m.

STARBASE Mentors More Than 850 Students in 2012

NUCLEAR Continued from 2 know that I am profoundly grateful and deeply in your debt for your sustained friendship," said Donald. "I have had the great good fortune to work for and alongside a group of professionals without equal in the business of nuclear power and I dare say in the whole of the engineering discipline." During his distinguished nearly 37 years of naval service as a commissioned officer, Donald served in a variety of sea and shore billets including Commander, Submarine Forces, Commander, Submarine Group Eight, and Commanding Officer of USS Key West (SSN-772). Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, spoke of the many accomplishments during Donald's tenure and presented him with a Department of Energy award for exceptional service. "Under Admiral Donald's outstanding leadership, the Naval Reactors program has been responsible for the safe and successful operation of our country's naval nuclear propulsion systems," said Secretary Chu. "On behalf of the Department of Energy, I thank him for his 37 years of dedicated service to this country." Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, highlighted the importance of nuclear propulsion capability to the Navy and presented Admiral Donald with a Distinguished Service Medal. "Today, all of our aircraft carriers and submarines are nuclear powered and provide the United States with a technological and warfighting edge that helps our national security and global stability." said Mabus. Adm. Richardson, a submariner and 1982

ARTIFACTS Continued from 3

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Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and Educational Outreach Office personnel are presented with certificates of appreciation Oct. 18 for their support to the STARBASE-Atlantis and STARBASE 2.0 afterschool mentoring programs. Pictured from left are, Gary Kessler, NAWCAD executive director; Jamaries Benitez, STARBASE volunteer; Julie Guy, STARBASE-Atlantis Academy director; and Scott Buttrill, STARBASE volunteer. Both Benitez and Buttrill volunteered a combined total of more than 100 hours to support the program. They, along with many other military and DoD civilians at NAS Patuxent River, touched the lives of more than 850 students from grades 5-8 during fiscal year 2012, encouraging them to expand their horizons and begin setting goals for their future.

CHALLENGE Continued from 6 of blood were collected with the Navy coming out on top.The real winners, however, were ill or injured service members, veterans and their families that the blood will support. The blood drive at Dahlgren will include NSWC Federal Credit Union's prize wheel and the USO with lots of giveaways, and snacks will be available for all donors. Those

QUIT Continued from 7 Houck, at 202-433-6311. Civilian participants in the Federal Employee Health Benefits program often have access to quit programs through their insurer of

who have donated three or more times through ASBP drives will be eligible to receive a green or navy hoodie with the Army vs. Navy Blood Donor Challenge logo.Those who have donated less than three times will receive a gray long sleeved t-shirt with the same logo. While walk-ins are welcome, donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment for this particular drive. Visit to set up an account and schedule your appointment. For more information, call (540) 284-0129.

choice. In addition, state quit lines are available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) and all Department of Defense employees can access quit information at Another resource, created by The National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation, is web- accessible at Start thinking about a life without cigarettes and remember, the Great American Smoke

in dating the site." The Webster Field property, acquired by the Navy in 1942 from the Society of Jesus, was originally part of St. Inigoes Manor, a self-sufficient thriving acreage that included a manor house for priests, a servant's plantation and tenant farms. "This entire area once served as the headquarters for the Jesuit mission in English North America," Smolek said. Smolek went on to explain how an act passed in 1704 to prevent the growth of "Popery" and stamp down the spread of Catholicism, forced the closing of the large Jesuit "Brick Chapel" located in St. Mary's City. "In 1705, that chapel was dismantled and the bricks relocated down here to Old Chapel Field," he said. "We don't know for sure if they used them to build another chapel, or perhaps built a house with a smaller chapel attached, which would've allowed them to stay within the law by worshipping in private and not publicly." The Old Chapel Field site is being evaluated to see if it is eligible for inclusion on the National Historic Register. If it meets the specific criteria if it is deemed likely to yield information important to American history then the Navy will make a recommendation to the State Historic Preservation Office, which implements the federal program. "The Navy has a strict and careful program

NURSES WEEK Continued from 7 by building the profession of nursing and the medical-surgical nursing specialty, mentoring andnurturingeachother,advocatingforpatients andfamilies,servingtheircommunitiesthrough care and education, and improving patient care.


graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, becomes the 6th Director, Naval Reactors. He has served in a variety of command positions afloat and ashore, including most recently as Commander, Submarine Forces. Prior to that he served as Commander, Submarine Group Eight and also commanded USS Honolulu (SSN-718). Richardson spoke of the storied history of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program and his dedication to leading Naval Reactors into the future. "TheNavalNuclearPropulsionProgramhas arich64-yearhistoryofsafetyandsuccesswhile executing a wide range of missions around the globe. Founded on the vision and hard work of Admiral Rickover and others who went before us, this legacy is now entrusted to us," said Richardson. "I am totally committed. I am confident in our team and I am privileged and proud to stand with you as we press forward." The Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program is a joint Department of Energy and Department of Navy organization responsible for all aspects of the Navy's nuclear propulsion, including research, design, construction, testing, operation, maintenance and ultimate disposition of naval nuclear propulsion plants. The program's responsibility includes all related facilities, radiological controls, environmental safety and health matters, as well as the selection, training, and assignment of personnel. Naval Reactors maintains an outstanding record of over 150 million miles safely steamed on nuclear power. The program currently operates 104 reactors and has accumulated of 6400 reactor-years of operation. For more information about the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program, visit

for managing its cultural resources and it takes its stewardship very seriously," Smolek said. Artifacts removed from a site must be preserved, stored and maintained. "You can't throw artifacts away or give them away, so you must be careful about what to collect, Smolek said. "Once you change an artifact's environment by digging it up, it'll deteriorate quickly, so action must be taken." The Navy has a relationship with the State Museum of Archaeology Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, located in Calvert County, where thousands of artifacts are stored by a number of federal agencies. If the site is deemed historically significant, the Navy must manage it going forward by either avoiding it, minimizing disturbance of it, or mitigating it. "Contractors working on sites that uncover anything archaeological must stop working and notify the authorities for evaluation," said Kyle Rambo, Pax conservation director. "This is all dictated by federal law. It gets expensive to stop a dig. It's better to find historical sites in advance rather than shutting down a project already under construction. If we know a site is there, we can mitigate it. For example, simply sliding a construction project over 40 feet might save months of delays and thousands of dollars." To date, more than 200 archaeological sites have been recorded on the properties of the NAS Patuxent River Complex. "Pax is growing all the time," Smolek said. "It's important to understand what we have."

Medical-Surgical Nurses Week was established to raise awareness of the medical-surgical nursing specialty among other nurses. One of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, medical-surgical nurses' care for adult patients in a broad range of settings, applying their expert knowledge to all body systems and disease processes. To learn more about medical-surgical nursing and AMSN, visit


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TECHNICIANS/ INSTALLERS Security Systems Integrator located in Upper Marlboro is seeking installers for low voltage wiring including CCTV and access control systems. Some exp installing electronic equipment is req., Military exp a plus. We offer good pay, paid vacation, holidays, health ins, 401-K and other benefits. Email resumes to:

Managing Director, Air Force Memorial Day-to-day operations including ceremonies and events; liaison with the Air Force; oversight of AF maint. contracts, development and execution of the foundation’s budget; speaking requirements. Oversight of future Memorial enhancements; solicit funding for Memorial sustainment & special projects. Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree preferred; 510 years of leadership and management exp. Military exp & Exc communications skills. Please send cover lettter including salary requirements along with your resume





Thursday, November 8, 2012

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