Serving Ohio, West Virginia and March 2011 Kentucky Sailors Volunteer to Help During A Lego Competition At Local Schools.
Cmdr. Edward M.G. Rankin Commanding Officer, Navy Recruiting District Ohio and Sailors volunteer time to help out in two FIRST Lego League Regional Tournaments at local schools. The FIRST Lego League, or FLL, is collaboration between the LEGO® Company and F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a non-profit organization founded by Dean Kamen, committed to creating robotic competition programs that will excite and inspire children, from Kindergarten through high school, to excel in math and science. FLL is a multi-disciplinary program that combines engineering, computer programming, problem-solving, research, presenting and teamwork into an intense eight-week period. “I enjoy volunteering because I enjoy helping kids learn, and have fun while doing so. Also, when volunteering for activities such as this one, you are able to learn things from the kids you are helping,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric Gable, a Construction Electrician in the Navy. While there, the Sailors helped out in various ways, such as management of the practice areas to ensure each team was allowed five minutes to make last-minute adjustments to their robots, setting up of the stage, chairs and tables, and evaluate each individual team and its members. They were also given the opportunity to award 12 individuals with the Gracious Professionalize award. When asked why it was important for the Navy to volunteer at these events, Rankin said “the Navy of today is a technologically complex organization that needs Sailors and Officers to be ready to face the challenges of these complexities. So, this event that was specifically focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines provided the perfect place for the Navy to be involved.” He went on to say, “We need to promote STEM programs so that our future Sailors are better prepared for service in the Navy.”
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March In Naval History
Women’s History Month
Chain of Command
Hospitalman Awarded Navy Achievement Medal Cmdr. Edward M.G. Rankin, Commanding Officer for Navy Recruiting District Ohio, awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal to Hospitalman Kathryn J. Bowers of Ashland, NC during her graduating ceremony at Navy Hospital Corps School, Great Lakes. For over a hundred years Hospital Corpsmen has helped save the lives of their Shipmates. Bowers began living up to that legacy while still serving in the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting Station (NRS) Lexington, KY. On June 3, 2010 a group of Future Sailors from NRS Lexington were conducting regular physical training when one their own collapsed. Noticing this, she quickly took charge of the situation and immobilized the individual. While working diligently to get a response, she recognized that her Shipmate was suffering from heat exhaustion. She immediately directed personnel on scene to call 9-1-1 and then administered help until local paramedics arrived.
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CAPTAIN’S CORNER Hello Team Ohio!!! The last six months have been a real rush, and seemed to fly right by. It’s time to lay to and take stock of where we are and where we are going, and pass along a few words. By the way, do you know how large a command we have here at NRD Ohio? Besides the 85,000 square miles and three states, we have over 2,100 people in our command. When we count the Sailors, civilian workforce, families, Future Sailors and Future Officers, we have a lot of folks to take of and a lot of territory to cover. The last six months have seen us close out the last fiscal year and head off into the deep blue sea of a whole new fiscal year. Thus far, we have sailed safely and remained within the shipping lanes. We have met our goals and charted a course for success for the rest of the year. Our challenges of last year in officer recruiting have been cut down to size by the OPO and his team and we are making way very smartly. Our enlisted recruiting team has truly shined and is keeping the sails trimmed for maximum headway. Thank you all for your hard work! Over the last couple of months we have said goodbye to one of our two truly outstanding Ombudsmen, Kim Wcykoff. “Fair winds and following seas” to Kim, and I want to thank Tonya Marcinowski for holding the course steady. We are now welcoming three new Ombudsmen, Danielle Gayhart, Claire Kammerer, and Heather Dorris into our fold, and all are completing their training and ready to support our family team. Thank you all for stepping up and taking on this important role in the command. Over the next six months, we will see some more changes. Change of Command will be 3 June 2011 with the XO fleeting up to CO; the new PXO will arrive in April. We are also commencing a “realignment” in the command, where “zones” will become “divisions,” officers are (already) assigned as division officers, RINC’s will become “Work Center Supervisors,” and Zone Supervisors will be “Division Leading Chief Petty Officers.” This change is to bring our organization more in line with fleet convention, and provide our officers and chiefs greater leadership roles in the command. We have been planning and working this alignment for the last year and are now taking steps to implement. I am sure we will occasionally find choppy seas to navigate and make a few course corrections as we tack through the process, but the main mission will always remain the same, and we will always keep a sharp lookout on the horizon. I remain humbled by the hard work and dedication I see every day, and I am proud of each and every one of you for all that you do. I do take every opportunity to brag about the NRD Ohio Team and all that you do. Thank you for keeping us shipshape and, to quote Admiral David G. Farragut, “DAMN THE TORPEDOES, FULL SPEED AHEAD!”
Sailors Volunteer to Help During A Lego Competition At Local Schools. “What I enjoyed most about the event was the ability to give out surprise awards. There were many ways a kid could earn one of these awards, such as helping someone from another team, to doing something to help the event without being asked” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Silas Spikes, a Navy Sonar Technician (Submarines). “I gave one to a deserving young man for emphasizing the team aspect of the competition. When I asked him who completed what in his project, he replied ‘we all had a hand in it.’ While other teams stated that ‘I did this’ and ‘he did that and she did this.’ I thought that was a perfect example of Gracious Professionalize, as well as being a team player at all times.” “The Navy continuously needs to replenish our personnel manning and end strength. Everyday our recruiters fulfill that mission. However, living and working for today is not the whole answer. By being involved in youth events at the middle/junior high school level, we provide a presence and plant seeds for future consideration for service in the Navy,” Cdr. Rankin said.
Hospitalman Awarded Navy Achievement Medal “Drawing on her personal medical experience to take charge and provide the necessary first aid was impressive, and well above that expected,” said Cdr. Rankin. “I was very proud of her actions and recognized immediately that she was the exact type of person we needed in the Navy. I knew we needed to recognize her for her actions.” Bowers said she was surprised to have received the award and felt honored to get it in front of her piers and instructors. “I always wanted to serve my country and join the Navy. I felt becoming a Corpsman would allow me to serve proudly while trying to help others in the Navy.” Cmdr. Rankin went on to say, “I was glad to present the award to her. Our most important asset in the Navy is our Sailors. By personally presenting awards we not only recognize Sailors for their achievements, but also show on a very personal level that we, as leaders, consider them important. As a leader, the greatest thing we can do for our Sailors is give them our time.”
The Month of March in American Naval History 1794 - Congress authorizes construction of 6 frigates, including Constitution 1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry negotiates Treaty of Kanagawa to open trade between U.S. and Japan 1854 - Commodore Matthew Perry opens treaty negotiations with Japan 1863 - RADM Farragut's squadron of 7 ships forces way up Mississippi River to support Union troops at Vicksburg and Baton Rouge 1871 - Navy Medical Corps established 1903 - George Dewey commissioned Admiral of the Navy with the date of rank, 2 March 1899. He was the only person to hold this rank. 1915 - "Naval Aviator" replaces former "Navy Air Pilot" for officers qualified as aviators 1917 - Navy Department authorizes enrollment of women in Naval Reserve with ratings of yeoman, radio electrician, or other essential ratings. 1917 - Loretta Walsh becomes first woman Navy petty officer when sworn in as Chief Yeoman. 1919 - Navy installs and tests Sperry gyrocompass, in first instance of test of aircraft gyrocompass 1925 - Congress authorizes restoration of USS Constitution. 1942 - U-656 becomes the first German submarine of World War II to be sunk by Naval air (VP-82). 1942 - ADM King becomes both Chief of Naval Operations and Commander, U.S. Fleet 1945 - Carriers begin pre-assault strikes on Okinawa, kamikaze attacks follow 1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star. 1945 - Navy and civilian nurses interned at Los Banos, Philippines flown back to U.S. Navy nurses awarded Bronze Star. 1947 - Ensign John W. Lee becomes first African American officer commissioned in regular Navy. He was assigned to USS Kearsage. 1958 - First launching of simulated Polaris missile from submerged tactical launcher facility off CA. 1973 - Women begin pilot training to U.S. Navy. 1973 - Naval Advisory Group and Naval forces, Vietnam disestablished and last U.S. prisoners of war left Vietnam. 1994 - Navy issues first orders to women assigned aboard combat ship, USS Eisenhower 2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom begins with Tomahawk strikes from Navy ships and submarines.
Celebrate Women's History Month The Origins of Women's History Month Women’s History Month in the United States grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978. Presentations were given at dozens of schools, hundreds of students participated in a “Real Woman” essay contest and a parade was held in downtown Santa Rosa. A few years later, the idea had caught on within communities, school districts and organizations across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8 as National Women's History Week. The U.S. Congress followed suit the next year, passing a resolution establishing a national celebration. Six years later, the National Women’s History Project successfully petitioned Congress to expand the event to the entire month of March.
Test Your Knowledge of Women's History 1.
Who founded Bethune-Cookman College, established the National Council of Negro Women, and served as an advisor on minority affairs to President Franklin D. Roosevelt? 2. What Black woman refused to give up her seat to a White man, in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, thus sparking the civil rights movement of the following decade?. What Black woman refused to give up her seat to a White man, in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, thus sparking the civil rights movement of the following decade?4. Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States (1872)? 3. What Black woman refused to give up her seat to a White man, in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955, thus sparking the civil rights movement of the following decade? 4. Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States (1872)? 5. Who opened up social work as a profession for women, and also won the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize for her anti-war organizing work? 6. Which Mexican-American woman has repeatedly been the leading money winner in the Ladies Professional Golf Association? 7. Who was the first woman Poet Laureate of the United States? 8. Who was the first “First Lady” to have developed her own political and media identity? 9. Who wrote the first version of the Equal Rights Amendment, in 1923? 10. Who was the first Black woman elected to Congress? 11. What leading suffragist was arrested and convicted of attempting to vote in the 1872 election? 12. Who was the first Chinese-American woman ever elected to hold a statewide office in the United States? 13. What journalist traveled around the world in 72 days in 1890? 14. What woman was turned down by 29 medical schools before being accepted as a student, graduated at the head of her class, and became the first licensed woman doctor in the U.S.? 15. What former slave was a powerful speaker for the rights of women and Black people? 16. When was the Equal Rights Amendment first introduced into Congress? 17. Who was the last queen of the Hawaiian Islands, deposed because American business interests wanted to annex Hawaii to the U.S.? 18. Which woman was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for holding religious discussion meetings in her home? 19. Who spoke out for the advancement of American Indians’ rights from speaker’s platforms nationwide and before Congressional committees in the 1880s? 20. Who drove a stagecoach across the roughest part of the West without anyone knowing until she died that she was a woman? 21. Who was the first Hispanic woman to serve as U.S. Treasurer? 22. Who was the Shoshone Indian woman who served as guide and interpreter on the Lewis and Clark expedition? 23. Who was Chair of the Board and publisher of The Washington Post and Newsweek magazine, and also oversaw six broadcasting stations? 24. About 20,000 women shirtwaist workers staged a strike for better working conditions. Their action was called the “Uprising of the 20,000.” When and where did his strike occur? 25. When did officials of Little League Baseball announce that they would “defer to the changing social climate” and let girls play on their teams? 26. As vice president of the United Farm Workers, what woman has been vital in speaking for civil and economic rights for farm workers throughout the U.S.? 27. When did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 go into effect, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded school programs and activities? 28. What woman was invited to teach nuclear physics at Princeton University, even though no female students were allowed to study there? 29. What woman served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad, freeing hundreds of southern slaves and leading them to safety in the North? A $40,000 reward was offered for her capture. 30. What woman is credited with helping free more than 2,000 Chinese women and children smuggled into San Francisco to be sold as slaves? 31. Who was the first African-American woman poet to have her works published? Answers on next page
Command Master Chief Team Ohio, As we reactivate our Shorelines I want to write my first article on something I find very important to who we are, what we do, and where we are going – diversity in our Navy. As recruiters you are the very first link in making sure the face of our Navy will match the face of our nation in years to come. As it has for over 200-years, the face of our great Navy continues to change each and every year. A diverse culture from around the world populates our service and brings with it diverse perspectives, talents, backgrounds, and cultures. Our hope and goal is for the face of our Navy to match the face of our nation. As leaders our responsibility is to capture, for the benefit of all who serve, the unique qualities and talents of each and every Sailor – officer and enlisted. As future leaders, the responsibility is the same; respect differences, learn about them and think hard about how those differences can benefit our command and Navy. The talents captured are not limited to mechanical or administrative ability but include the cultural diversity each and every Sailor brings to the fight. This is an often overlooked and extremely important part of our leadership equation. Imagine how much better we would operate if we understood and respected the myriad cultures within our ranks. Imagine the innate talents diverse culture brings to our Navy. Imagine the untapped resources within all our Sailors and future Sailors. What specific talents do you have that stem from your cultural background? Think about it and take another look at all your Sailors, prospective Sailors, applicants and Future Sailors from a broad view. Is there something else you can be doing to harness their talents? Can other Sailors, and your command, benefit from your diversity? I for one believe so. Thanks for all you do each and every day and keep leading.
Women's Trivia Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.
Mary McLeod Bethune (1875–1955) Toni Morrison (b. 1931) Rosa Parks (b. 1920) Victoria Woodhull (1838-1927) Jane Addams (1860-1935) Nancy Lopez (b. 1957) Rita Dove (b. 1952) Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) Alice Paul (1885-1977) Shirley Chisholm (b. 1924) Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) March Fong Eu (b. 1929) Nellie Bly (1867-1922), real name Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910) Sojourner Truth (C. 1797-1883) 1923 Queen Liliuokalani (1838-1917) Anne Hutchinson (1591-1643) Sarah Winnemucca (1844-1891) Charlie Parkhurst Romana Bañuelos (b. 1925) Sacajawea (c. 1786-1812) Katherine Graham (b. 1917-2001) 1909, New York City 1974 Dolores Huerta (b. 1930) 1976 Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1913) Donaldina Cameron (1869-1968) Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)
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